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Celebrities Pay Tribute to Ed Asner Following News of His Death

The Guy Benson Show

00:32 sec | 9 months ago

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Ed Asner Following News of His Death

"And former president of the Screen Actors Guild, died yesterday at age 91. Ben Stiller wrote sending love to the Great Ed Asner's family and icon because he was such a beautiful, funny and totally honest actor. No one like him Irish year thanked Aznar for a lifetime of great work, and Sean Aston wrote what a life colleague of my dad shepherded my mom into the union presidency. What me at poker fought against wars and lies for the lifetime for our union and Stood up to it. Just the same Michele Pelino Fox News Starting today. The speed limit

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"ben stiller" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Justine was on Twitter and she was doing what I admire her for and that is fighting back, and she has been calling and she has been dogging Governor Andrew Cuomo for his hypocrisy on covert. Remember, she lost both her mother and her father in law. In New York nursing homes during the peak there the first peak that they had back in, you know, March April, and she has been on him ever since calling him out ever since. So much so that when she was going to testify in front of the state Legislature, they're like, Yeah, You know what? I really don't have a lot of time for that anymore. Sorry. She's so high profile and she is so tenacious and you know, New Yorkers we saw over the week would two days ago. If it was Monday, Tuesday there, there were the protest in Times Square of people who work in the restaurant industry because they don't have jobs and they just shut them down again. Now you can't die indoors in New York, either. Because you know, last night would have been a great night to dine outdoors in New York. It was. This is the craziness of it. What's he doing outdoors, Did you Did you see us like this? And people outside, dressed in parkas? You're trying to hold down the napkin and the glasses from flying off the table because of the wind. And with the blizzard coming down with a crazy Yeah, it helps. Yeah, she went after him now. Because he is doing a fundraiser. He's having a virtual fundraiser that featured celebrities like Henry Winkler funds. Robert De Niro would be Goldberg Ben Stiller. So she tweeted out, said restaurant's closing kids at a school families losing loved ones and lively hoods. But Cuomo is going to celebrate his birthday with his celebrity friends and raised thousands of dollars for himself. It's a celebrity birthday fundraiser for him. And she went on to say, P s for all of you Defenders saying, But it's virtual. The point was not about the event itself is that Cuomo continues to raise money for himself. What others are struggling to provide for their families, Fantastic points and all very valid points. They mean they no. Have no shame. They know no shame it. Also, Ben Stiller saw this any tweeted back at her and said nothing wrong with supporting a politician. As you know, the current president has been soliciting hundreds of millions to overturn the election, not For covert relief. You wrote a book about spreading sunshine. Apparently, you don't like the governor. I do. Don't be divisive by So Janice Dean responded to Ben, and she said nothing wrong with criticizing a politician who likes to profit off the deaths of New Yorkers. He wrote a book about leadership during a pandemic. You're right. I don't like the governor because his policies helped kill my husband's parents. Enjoy your fundraiser. Well, now he did not realize he didn't know her story. Why does the New Yorker story Because you know the media make sure that you don't know her story. So Ben Stiller now things devolved on Twitter. Immediately. I mean, people are because they're hiding behind the keyboard. They're just horrible personal. They get hard, just ridiculous. Ben Stiller did something different, though. Instead he deleted the tweet that he had sent and he said, I apologize for being ignorant of your circumstance. I would not have replied to your tweet if I did. I wish you and your family all the best in this very hard time. And Janice Dean tweeted back apology accepted. I appreciate your reply in the kindness that came with it. That's the way it should be handled. That's the way human beings should interact. And this to me was such Phenomenal example of what happens when we don't talk to each other. You know, we've lost the ability to actually speak to each other. We have a generation coming up that would prefer tea message each other most sitting next to them. I watch my nieces on beach with their girlfriends, and they'll be a group of like, eight of them, and they're all on their phones. To quote unquote talking to each other. They don't actually speak because when you do To treat each other differently. Yeah, people, and actually, a lot of what goes on social media is people don't even speak to each other. They speak at each other. Exactly, And and you know what's interesting about this? So Ben Stiller Ben Stiller really stepped in it because he was just deeply ignorant. We've already played that out. But I got to say this whole Janice Dean riding Andrew Cuomo's tail. For everything he's done to New York. You know, I can't imagine a tougher situation for Cuomo because imagine having such a thoroughly decent person like Janice Dean. As somebody who's declared themselves your archenemy. Afghanistan is is not a mean person. She's not out to pick fights. He's not some flagrant personal social media. She's a good, wholesome, wonderful, cheerful person who's persevered through a lot of personal hardship by the way. And she's like Decided I'm going to take. I have a righteous fight. I'm gonna bring it to Andrew Cuomo. This would be like I don't know who is the most popular like Dolly Parton. If Dolly Parton had decided that you were her mortal enemy, you would be mortified. You'd be like, Oh, my God. I have to fight against Dolly Parton. I mean, I could handle Jim Acosta like yeah, whatever. He's crazy, Jolly Parton. Like everyone loves this woman. She's no for being good and wholesome and wonderful. And I'm talking now about Janice Dean. Specifically, her mission. To make sure people know what Andrew Cuomo did. And God bless her because you know something as much as we talk about that story. As much as anybody talks about the Andrew Cuomo story and the way that he sent stick patients in the nursing homes and then covered up the fact that he sent that order and any deleted it from the Internet in order to make us and nobody knew about it, And then he's trying to wreck con history by writing a book to suggest that he somehow did all the right things. You know who's making sure that that story isn't the one that's firmly planted on everyone's minds. Afghanistan, and she's doing a very, very good job of that. I'm impressed. And boy she's a She's a tough fighter. Oh, yes, again, you know, you know, I love a fighter. Any Republican senators, congressmen listening to this be more like Janice Dean, Okay? No people will like you for it. You think you're not going to get re elected? You might be pleasantly surprised. So good for you, Janice Dean 6 24 in W M A L. Where Washington comes to talk. I love our affiliate there. W m A l one of 5.9 FM. You guys leading away?.

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Which are the best songs on Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits?

How Many Podcast

07:47 min | 1 year ago

Which are the best songs on Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits?

"So there are eighteen songs on greatest hits cd you want to just go through them in order and then you talk about whether you think it's a good song or not and then you said you have some addition a better not on this list that i would include. Yes looking at number one born to run. Obviously that's a first ballot right. Everybody acknowledges that went when you think of for springsteen and the music videos era. This one didn't have like one of those choreographed music videos but it was one of those concert video and i will say there's things about music are especially likable to me. I'm a big sent guy which doesn't use a lot of sense except for dancing in the dark has a lot of it which is probably why. It's one of my favorite songs his. I'm big on piano. And i'm big on horns. So born and ryan has a big horn section of the great clarence clemenceau. Yeah we're gonna run became on the radio. I wouldn't immediately change it. I bled it at least get through a couple of seconds before i said okay. I've had enough of that even before this recent awakening you would have said. Oh yeah. I knew the song. It would've been one of the five that i would given you as an original bruce springsteen number next to read thunder road is a song that resp- eurest adore. But i don't know if it says big and the general population. What do you think i. I had not really been familiar with the song until after we had our discussions. Yeah i do remember it coming on like radio back. In the olden days on classic rock and the ad like that it would get played every once in a while. But i never really paid attention to it. So once we started having our bruce discussions as you force fit it into how many episodes yes i did. Listen to it a little bit more. And i it kind of fits into the born to run that. That's one of the things about bruce springsteen that i don't like yeah he has acdc syndrome okay. We're a lot of his song. Sound almost exactly the same guy now. The musical arrangements don't necessarily sound that way. They will usually have some kind of piano. They will usually have some kind of porn section. For which is which i like. Yeah but you know what it is. It's his voice. His voice brings the band but only in certain songs. There's some songs for. He's entirely understandable. And then there's other times where it's nonstop own. He's basically doing fake. Bruce springsteen from the ben stiller show which was a great show by the way won't be wing. Linda would agree with you that his i don't understand what he say and he has said. It's like a hard mumble that somebody is doing while they're on the toilet trying to push one out. That is that he asked him to make. I've just lost my not necessarily that. That's always a bad thing. Don't forget all of the music surrounding the horrible. Singing is enjoyable. One of the questions. I ask in every week. Bruce does mary get in the car. So have you listened to the song enough to answer that question. I would need to actually read the lyrics because they are so unintelligible so near basically telling me that it's a song about people running away. Yeah and there at the end of it. There's a decision to be made or the girlfriend is deciding. She's going to run away. With bruce right kind of like you know the end of inception when the puppets that's exactly what it is so was that a yea or nay. Oh thunder road. Yeah when we go through this list. There's going to be very few that i would say. Don't count okay. not necessarily that. I think they're great song. But they are acknowledged consensus hits among just a masses. When i listened to that song it's so similar to born to run. I almost have a hard time separating. They almost feel like one really long song. And they're both from the same album and i think that was the theme. He was going through all right badlands. I like that one. I want to be rich for. Expend king teen is a sci-fi till he rules again another one that has really difficult lurks to understand. But i love the dignity. Ding ding ding again piano. I love really hard said piano music. Which is why. Even though bruce hornsby only has like three they are in great. Three one of the things that bruce wanted from the beginning and he still does is. He has a piano player and a keyboard player onstage with him. So you have the view cynth- and piano yes classical piano. That's that's really good combines. Both things that are really enjoy music. If you can get them both going at the same time. I like giant mashes of different kinds of sounds which is one of the reasons why i was drawn to wrap so much because rap samples so many different things at once inside a one song to a lot of people that would just sound like noise and are just a mess. I me i don't know how my brain processes things. But i love that kind of chaos within a song jokin. Good one of the other things as a sports fan when he does. Badlands live the fans. They start chanting almost like if you're in a soccer match so the river was a big hit. Yes buying knowledge that one. Although it's an extremely long song difficult to get all the way through depressing yes it. A lot of these songs are about people down on their luck yet. Town is closing the mill down. And i don't know if we're going to survive as a couple all you know. Is it time to budd dwyer off ourselves or should we go somewhere else. Yeah they all have that similar. Theme jon stewart. Talked about it that. When you listen to bruce springsteen you're no longer just the loser loser in an epic tale. Brian one of my favorite stories about the river. Think of his at the national show and someone held up a sign. Saying it's my nineteenth birthday. Will you play the river. And there's the line for my nineteenth birthday got a union card and a wedding coat. Burma i gotta union. And we're going do not ever heard the song just because adventures birthday. This is not a song. You play to celebrate Any and he was gonna play it anyway right every concert. There's a certain group of songs the river. Wow really yeah. I would think if you're going to pay that much money to go. See bruce springsteen he would understand okay. There is at least ten or fifteen off of my greatest hits that i know i need to give to the masses or else they are gonna revolt. Always do hide the fans. Think of that like Like if you go to springsteen concert and he doesn't do born to run. Do you feel disappointed. You've been like thirty concerts. So would know sam lison one of our poker buddies and one of our friends our podcast. He would gladly give a born to run to hear a different song. And my point is every show is someone's first show. And if you go to your first. Bruce springsteen show and he does it do born to rhyme. You're going to go. What the hell.

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Sarah Cooper is getting a Netflix special

News, Traffic and Weather

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Sarah Cooper is getting a Netflix special

"Netflix. Lisa G. Report Cooper Game fame during the pandemic by lip sinking impressions of President Donald Trump that she posted on TIC Tac and other social media platforms. Her how to videos of earned tens of millions of views and garden support and re tweets from Ben Stiller, Chrissy Teak and Jerry Seinfeld and Seth Meyers, among others. Sarah Cooper. Everything's fine is set to premiere this fall. According to Netflix, the variety special feature vignettes dealing with Politics, race, gender and class. Your voice. Your

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11 Trivia Questions on Dodgeball the Movie

Trivia With Budds

02:53 min | 1 year ago

11 Trivia Questions on Dodgeball the Movie

"All Right Dodge ball the movie. Let's dive into this quiz. From Mike. It says see if you can dodge any wrong answers in this quiz from the two thousand, four dodgeball movie. Here's question number one. What is the name of the gym that is threatening to go bankrupt at the start of the movie number one what's the name of the gym that is threatening to go bankrupt at the start of the movie number one number one. Question number two according to the movie. If you can dodge what object, you can also dodge a ball according to a line in the movie. If you can dodge what object, you can also dodge a ball number to. Question number three on your list, what is the name of White Goodman's competing? Jim Number three what is the name of White Goodman's competing Jim Number? Three. Number four in the instructional thirty five millimeter film. What are the five ds of dodgeball number four in instructional film? One of the five Ds dodgeball. Question Number Five, one of Peterloo floors, dodgeball team members Steve had a unique accent and dress code. What was it? What was Steve's unique accent Andress Code number five. Number six. What is the nickname given to the ESPN channel that televises the International Dodgeball Association Finals Number Six, the nickname given to the ESPN channel that televises the international dodgeball. Association finals. Number seven patches Houlihan was played by what actor number seven patches. Oh, Houlahan was plagued by what actor number seven. Question number eight what animal represents Ben Stiller's team in the dodgeball matches number eight. What animal represents Ben Stiller's dodgeball team in the matches. Question Nine. How did Patches Oh Houlahan die right before the final tournament number nine how did Patches Houlahan die right before the final tournament? Question number ten what actress Played Owens German love Interest Fran number ten what actors played owens German love Interest Fran. And the bonus for two points for one point each what were the first names of the two color commentators at the dodgeball tournament for one additional point or their last names or their first names for one point and what their last names for the other point.

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New York - Jerry Stiller, Comedian And ‘Seinfeld’ Actor, Dies At 92

The Adam Carolla Show

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

New York - Jerry Stiller, Comedian And ‘Seinfeld’ Actor, Dies At 92

"Veteran comic actor Jerry Stiller not younger generations of course as Ben Stiller's father and of course George Castanza's father on Seinfeld has died. Natural Causes US ninety two years old born in one thousand nine hundred seven in New York Mary to end of like I said father to Ben Stiller He was not just known for being Frank Costanza but he was also Arthur spooner on King of Queens. You might remember that as over eighty film and Television appearances it And Mira died in twenty fifteen and stiller is survived by Children Ben and Amy and two grandchildren.

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Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller says

The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller says

"And yeah we gotta start with veteran actor and comedian Jerry Stiller of being remembered for his a long career in television and the movies Broadway his son Ben Stiller did confirm his father's death at the age of ninety two early this morning on Twitter after very long career performing in comedy routines with his wife and mera a Stiller became known for his role on Seinfeld as Frank Costanza and as Leah Remini's father on king of

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Jerry Stiller dies of natural causes at 92

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 2 years ago

Jerry Stiller dies of natural causes at 92

"Legendary funnyman Jerry Stiller has died his son actor Ben Stiller tweeted this morning that his father had passed away from natural causes at the age of ninety two while his career spanned many decades Jerry Stiller may be best known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld Jerry Stiller first became famous doing comedy routines with his wife and Mira she was tall and Irish Catholic he was shortened Jewish they played up their differences for laughs how

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Jerry Stiller, veteran comic and Ben's father, has died at 92

Charlie Parker

00:24 sec | 2 years ago

Jerry Stiller, veteran comic and Ben's father, has died at 92

"Or Jerry Stiller a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice has died at the age of ninety two dollars death was confirmed this morning by his son actor Ben Stiller to tweet who said his father died of natural causes Mr still as accomplishments as an actor were considerable recently he was best known as George Costanza's father on Seinfeld my George isn't clever enough to hatch a scheme like this you got that right the hell does that mean

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Jerry Stiller, Comedian With Enduring Appeal, Is Dead at 92

Morning Edition

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

Jerry Stiller, Comedian With Enduring Appeal, Is Dead at 92

"Comedian Jerry Stiller has died at the age of ninety two of natural causes according to his son Ben Ben Stiller Stiller also also an an actor actor and and comedian comedian Jerry Jerry Stiller Stiller began began his his career career opposite opposite his his comedian comedian wife wife the the late late and and Mirek Mirek in in the the nineteen nineteen fifties fifties among among other other accomplishments accomplishments still became an icon on the TV show Seinfeld as the high strung Frank

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Emmy Special: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The Frame

04:52 min | 2 years ago

Emmy Special: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"Welcome to the frame emme special from KPCC in Los Angeles. I'm John Horn the host of the frame and I'm Lorraine Ali television critic for the La Times Save. We'll hear from a lot of nominees. It's about their work and their shows and we'll talk about. Emmys can tell us about the state of television right now. which is a really really interesting state? Yeah and one thing I want to talk about is he is late night. Talk shows I mean I know. We think that that's a place to go for humor and some jokes. I'm finding some of the best documentary reporting on television right now is happening on shows like John Oliver Samantha B so we'll cover that I am really looking forward to the limited series category this year because it is dumbass about stuff that has been on television talking about Chernobyl when they see us Fussy verdon escaping down more these are excellent shows and the limited series category used to be kind of like now. It's like that is the place that we're looking at it. I'm looking forward to see what happens with that but we're going to start with a comedy series and that Atas veep its lead actress could make some Emmy History Julia Louis and the emmy goes to even Julia Louis Dreyfuss. Let me try to annoy drivers now for most emmys one by performer and the same the same series peaches came back for its final season. There is another big final season it rhymes with game of thrones it is getting thrown and so on but before veep wrapped up its final season. I had a chance to speak with Julia Louis Dreyfuss. There's a lot of grief around the end of a series assuming the series has been a a good thing and a happy thing which in our case it has been and that has an incredible bitter sweetness to it that can really got you and it did. Let's talk about the final season running for President and she is asked a basic question of very early in the season which is why and other people are curious but here's a conversation. I bet she has with Gary who's played by Tony Hill because it is my God is was the game changer. I took bombed the glass ceiling. I shave my in the sink of the Old Boys Club for three years. He kept me chained to a radiator some basement in Cleveland. So as far as I'm concerned America owes me an eight year stay in the White House at this time. I want a war yeah. What is it like listening to that. It's gobs of fun. I think that's so well written so I was just sort of listening to the language you you know she's not a great candidate. That's not under state but I appreciate her her bitterness and her struggle when you are playing her. You'll have some way of saying okay. I know that this is a character and and I know that what she wants is not something that she's able to express but that's the actor plane her. I have to believe what it is. She wants here's how I would answer that. She's he's a very horrible human being and hideously behaved and really has no leadership skills whatsoever or no point view even other than her own narcissistic endeavor but when you player you have to come at it from well bill why and once you start to humanize that horrible nece you can find a way in to play it with a certain amount of well in a weird way. I say empathy and even though I'm not necessarily asking the viewer to be empathetic. I just want the viewer to laugh off but it just perhaps that keeps her from being hated by the audience right. What are the greater kinds of compliments. You can get from people who work in politics. I I hear time and time again. This is what it's really like in Washington and you know. I- winces I say that too but yeah that's that's what we hear. I had the great good fortune into meet Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once and she told me that she got together with Justice Scalia. When veep was on on the air every week to discuss the past week's episode because there were both fans imagine that are can't? I know I would do anything thing to have those conversations. Let's hope somebody recorded them. I know maybe the FBI

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News in Brief 1 May 2019

UN News

02:54 min | 3 years ago

News in Brief 1 May 2019

"This is news in brief from the United Nations. The UN agency mandated with protecting sexual and reproductive health or UNFPA turned fifty these weeks celebrating its role saving millions of women's lives in protecting their futures in a video message to Mark this milestone secretary General Antonio tales congratulated UNFPA on its work improving the wellbeing of people around the world warning that today the world needs UNFPA more than ever your efforts have been particularly instrumental in enabling women and couples to access the sexual and reproductive health care, they need he said in in preventing gender-based violence, tackling female genital mutilation in child marriage practices. UNFPA supports reproductive health care for women in use in more than one hundred fifty countries home to more than eighty percent of the world's population briefing, the UN Security Council the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday that United Nations Security force for ABI known by the acronym. Unicef remains essential. To stability into disputed border region between Sudan and south Sudan JEM alachua proposed. The creation of civilian unit to support progress towards a political resolution and requested a six months extension of UNICEF as mandate this modest shift in the missions role is necessary to match the reality on the ground. He added explaining that a civilian competent with enable the mission to support the party's the African Union high level implemention panel in the African Union Commission to provide daily solutions stressing that while the situation generally remains calm amid efforts by the Dinka in Missouri communities to preserve peace through dialogue, Sudan, south Sudan. If made no progress on the issue of ABI, actor and director, Ben Stiller, testified on humanitarian impact of the eight year war in Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on Wednesday. The brutal conflict has displaced over five point six million people since two thousand eleven the Hollywood star. Appeared before the United States Senate foreign relations committee in his capacity as goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency or UNHCR highlighting the desperate circumstances faced by Syrian families. He had met in refugee camps. You reminded US politicians that behind the numbers. There are real stories in real people. Mr. Steeler shared the story of Syrian twins resin and yet Zan who left Syria when they were four months old eight years later has an works selling vegetables in Lebanon to help his family make ends meet. We all want the same things to see how children grew up and achieve their dreams. He added Syria accounts for the world's largest number of forcibly displaced people. According to NHCD are Mrs Stihler has traveled on mission to Guatemala, Germany, and Jordan to meet with refugees who have fled their war-torn homes and a carbon UN news.

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Business Rockstars

01:20 min | 3 years ago

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"That's eight hundred two one five fifty one forty one former vice president Joe Biden, the democratic presidential candidate out and about into buke Iowa yesterday warning friendly crowd that President Trump wants to cut the social safety net to reduce the federal deficit by saying he won't let it happen. Mark my words if he's reelected and the Republicans gained control kit control, the Senate, this has gone to battle of our live. And if I'm president it will not happen will not a new study suggests that autism can be diagnosed in children as young as fourteen months. The finding is much earlier than the typical diagnosis of autism. When children are three or four specialists who treat kids with what's called autism, spectrum disorder, say earlier diagnosis can being can mean earlier intervention and actor Ben Stiller will testify on the massive refugee. Crisis in Syria before a Senate panel today and for USA radio news. I'm Chris Barnes May Day protests, prompting heightened security efforts in major cities around the world is made I is international workers day. And it's a national holiday in over eighty countries. Security is much higher in France. That's

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Ariana Grande Has A Misspelled Japanese Tattoo

The Big Picture

13:05 min | 3 years ago

Ariana Grande Has A Misspelled Japanese Tattoo

"Filmmaker. I think the last thing is. What is it? The article experience is what is the definition of it? Now is it five hundred people in the theater is it a hundred is it fifty is a two people on a Friday night in front of a flat screen to me. It is that's the theatrical experience to me if it's one person. I mean, I think that the experience is the definition of it has changed. It's going to have to that's the world we live. Yeah. And your movie to you you have movie stars. And it has the feeling of kind of like an event movie in some ways from the eighties of the ninety s very sort of mid budget. Hi, Jan rutta, and that we were talking about others movies have disappeared from the Cineplex. And Netflix says obviously making strides to bring a lot of those kinds of movies back. Is there any part of you that will miss the kind of like boxoffice quality around some of this stuff or just sort of the pomp and circumstance that comes with the theatrical. It's to me it's always enjoyable to watch a film in theater or other people are laughing and join in crying, but we live in a world where where the traditional studios have centered much of their energy on Brandon, entertainment and. I'm not judging. That's what they're doing. That's their business model. And I think as you just sorta pointed out they've left behind an enormous narrative entertainment world that many people want and Netflix, God bless them have stepped in. And with great care and love has are fostering Roma. It's my favorite film of the year. Yeah. I I'm going to vote for the award people may not agree. But I feel it is. And I would like to think that when they win the Academy Award. This argument of whether net flicks makes films or not will be put the bed. It's that arguments over they make films they make films that are worthy of any award. That people are giving you this. I'm you know, if Roma wins and other films win, I think in the year two is this not even argument discussion is going to be ancient history, which it should be at this point. There's other aspect of this too. So interesting to me, I feel like there's a new part of the equation with a Netflix movie where I don't know how much of the bird box kind of phenomenon valid, but is it is it relevant to you. If you're movie kind of becomes like a mean or something on the internet that is significant because I feel like one. Felt buzzsaw has a lot of things that people could pull out and could become very memorable moments. But to is that like a new barometer for success in a way, if people have creep are creating content around the story that you've told I certainly I'm aware of the marketing of a film in these days memes. And and things taken from films are part of the marketing, so it's relevant on that way. I would like to see that for Netflix sick. They they entrusted me with some of money. And and and I respect that. And I hope it does. Well for them. I'm not really that interested in it. I hope people like it. I at this point, I'm sort of making movies as much for myself as for other people, and I've sort of turned a corner a little bit for better or worse. Hopefully, I don't stray too far that sounds like a really peaceful place to be in while you know, where it came from. I dive discussed this few times before but I worked on superman lives, which was the debacle of all time. So so epic that they made a documentary about it. I've seen it as fascinating. Right. So I I worked for a year and a half on Soumailla's. And as we getting down the wire they pull the plug two weeks before. A lot of money. But I went into the office. They pull the plug and it was living. My worst nightmare for a year. Like, this was gonna happen. I got my car job down Zanu Monica. I'm sitting on the beach, and I'm just processing everything that just happened over the last year. And I'm and I suddenly realized watching the ways that I could have written the words on the sand and the waves could have just washed away. That's how relevant was. And that was a shocking concept. And then I don't know a half hour later. I'm still singing I thought it doesn't matter. I got something that is process. I this was something I did as much for myself. This was not an invalid thing that just happened. And when I finally stood up its onset, I resolved. I was in at this point doing this as much for myself as for other people in these notions are in velvet buzzsaw the end of valid buzzsaw ends with Jewish John Malkovich. Which is literally what I experienced the idea that there is an outsider artist who's who's who's creating art as a cathartic experience for childhood trauma. Art can be as much for the artist as it can be for the audience. And I think in this film, I was really interested in the relationship between commerce and art in today's world. And the relationship is a very rocky won the quality of a work can't be judged by the number of clicks, reviews or dollar paid. I'm not saying that success diminishes the work. But it didn't no way defines it some. I'm sort of speaking to two different groups are speaking of people monetize art, saying art is more than a commodity assign ever forget that. Because I think sometimes we do. And I'm also speaking artists if you can become a brand you can beat yourself become a brand. God bless you. If that's what you want. That's fine. I don't judge that at all. But I think they're I I look at creativity as sort of a knife edge, and you can blunt it if you're not careful with repetition, and these are themes that are in the film. So I'm sort of I'm throwing ideas at their amidst the satire that you've experienced. Yeah. It's so interesting. I wonder if you have heard from anyone in the art world since you've started showing the film to people and what their reaction to it is. I haven't heard yet. I feel very secure in our research and all the almonds, and I'll tell you last week. I finally watched the price of everything on HBO. I was gonna ask you if you've seen it. I saw it a week ago and everything that these titans in the industry talk about are things that are in our film. I find that. I really asked down in my notes here. I it's so. Eerie how so much of what you are hitting on, you know, essentially, mocking there are people doing in real time in this documentary. It's fascinating. And Jake's character one point says when Toni Collette is asking about money, and where where it's all going in Texas on the money question. It's on everybody's talking about it. And in my research. Everybody is talking about what they're time at the present anything. Everybody knows that something's wrong is somehow it's not like they don't know what I don't think it can be stopped when he can't be stopped the more money the more fuel. It's like trying to stop a bonfire. It's not gonna stop. But people are trying to figure out where it's going. What is it? What does it mean? Does it diminish? Does it do this? It's a very interesting time for contemporary, art, anything. Yeah. I mean, do you see some of the same struggles for yourself as a filmmaker do feel any kind of crunch, even though you're in this peaceful moment, the only the crunch. I feel is is is that I'm an industry, which is which is in a transition phase because of the traditional studios going one way, and Netflix and other people coming in Philly that that's interesting to me it the idea as as as somebody who creates. It's that like I said I'm trying to create more for myself now than for other people. I'm trying to turn my back a little bit on all the noise, and China, I feel that if you create if look night took me a long time, but a night Carl I feel like I've found my voice, whatever my voice is a night crawler. I believe it's enrollment. I believe it's an so I'm just trying to follow my voice, I'm trying to create things that that that are relevant to me. And that brings its own piece it at this point, tell me a little bit about Roman because I don't think that there is enough conversation about it. I think it was a little bit overlooked, even though Denzel was acknowledged. And he's really interesting movie. Really well made what's your sort of? How do you look back on it? Now a few years removed from it on tremendously proud of it for myself and for all the people who worked on particularly for Denzel. I mean, I mean, I discuss this when it was out, but really Roman to me is is the story of the burden of of belief. It's it's it's he's a character. Who's carried a a sort of symbolic cross for so long, and he can't hold it up anymore, and he's going to drop it into me. That is the most of all things we are all going to not meet our standards at some point. And the ultimate message Roman is about redemption. It's it's not about failure. It's about finding a way out of out of something when you can turn when you turn your back on everything you believe in and you suddenly say, oh my God. How could this have happened? Where can you go and forgiving yourself and forgiving circumstances? That is an elevating experience that I was interested in. It's I'm very proud of the film when you're writing does the theme comforters. Does the the idea this setup confide? He always comes. First father is a writer told us from a very early age never bore you cannot bore. So I honestly think the first and foremost job of any artist on some level is to engage you can put slash entertain. But you have to engage people, and I'm looking for vehicles at engaging audience, and that become sort of Christmas trees that I can hang ideas on let me ask you a it struck me as I was watching this movie, you have a real knack for name. Tmz you your character names are very creative in this film in particular, they're sort of really elevated, but we're does stuff like that. Come from. Do you spend a lot of time trying to grab something that will really while people or puts, you know, kind of knocked him off their feet. The idea comes from. I I am an enormous Charles Dickens fan and one of the things I loved about dickens was he saw he saw a name as a vehicle to tell you something about the character. So I could spend a day on a character's name, and I have spent eight is been days on a character's name. I have lists of names. I have files of names, I'm put names one name. And I'm always experimenting looking more Vanderbilt. John Don, Don, reduce your Hayes. I just these these are names that I like, I just love names yen. I find the characters are saying those names frequently in the film, you know, it's so much fun. Not to have to ring out in some way. I find that you miss. That's great Dan couple more questions one. I'm curious. What's the last movie you've seen that you're jealous of I am jealous? Of roma. Yeah. What what was it about that? He is reminded Koran reminded us that there's nothing more dramatic than human small events framed in the right way that threw me there are scenes in Roma that rival any spectacle being made on any budget level. It just I was grossed in that film as it went as anything that I've ever seen. And and these are these are these are deep undercurrents that are not evident. They seem like they shouldn't be so important. But, but when you frame them the way he's framed them, so masterfully they become so powerful. And I just think it's it's it's a reminder of of the of of the potential for drama among people away from spectacle. And I'm only jealous in the sense that I'm not jealous. I I I'm at Meyer that he picked up the mantle and said look people life. This is this is this is really dynamite stuff if you can look at it the right way. Don't forget about it. Do you have a checklist of the kinds of films that you want to be able to make future in your career? None. Do you figure out where to go it all just an idea it just suddenly ideas on these seems really relevant? I have ideas for really dumb broad comedies that that. I once in a while I threatened to do I haven't I should write an action film. I wanna do I have I it's just an idea comes to you. I like I remember watching Slumdog millionaire, and I thought man that writer 'cause I based on a book, I must have been so excited the day. They came up with the idea of the game show quiz that became a vehicle to tell a story in flashback. That's like if I come up with that idea. I just wouldn't. That's just too cool. An idea ideas are have the shapes to them, and and you and if you look at them relevant to us on the you can see them other people can't see them. But but ideas, suddenly just leap out and go look at me, they sort of have structured to them, and and you become on my God. That's just like cool little thing. I could it's like a toy you can play with. So what are you doing next? I'm writing in original spec. Another one set in Los Angeles. At night. God help me at night s another night move in LA thought you would have learned by now. I will you. It's funny shooting at night in LA's fantastic after ten o'clock. There's no traffic. I noticed there were a couple of very good LA moments in in the new film as well. Yeah, we we shot, but I love shooting Elliott night. It's empty it's deserted. It's got this cool energy to it. It's cooler, literally, cooler, it's really interesting wild energy. Let's get dinner. I end every show by asking filmmakers. What's the last? Great thing they've seen. So maybe not that you're jealous of. But just a great thing that you saw I am an enormous fan of Ben Stiller as as gave him down tomorrow. Yeah. Guy was blown away. I I heard that he took two years on it. Then if you're listening, it was a really well spent two years, it's an incredible piece Patricia and Paul and Benito these performances are one of the writing was great to six six or seven parts on the did you see it? I did on the fifth or sixth episode when that thing happens, and you all my God, this was because it structurally, so brilliant to put that they're not in the front where it would have so differently affect. The peace, and I would have been so proud to do that piece. I thought it was remarkable. That's a great answer. I had so much fun watching Belva bus ident-. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate. Thanks so much, Dan Gilroy. And thank you to you. For listening to this week's episode of the big picture, please tune in next week when we will have a brand new Oscar show that we've dubbed the wife of palooza, Amanda Dobbins, and I finally saw the wife, and we are ready to talk about it. And we have so much to say what we'll see you next Tuesday.

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The first time you walk on stage as Michael Cohen, and here, the audience's response, the audience goes crazy. I mean, there's nothing like being on Saturday Night Live and the craziness of it. I mean is really there's nothing like that feeling of I don't that feeling in the pit your stomach, and it's just you know. Tonight Connex show, and it's live, and I I was actually just talking to one of the cast members last night about how that's a gene that certain performance have which I don't I don't enjoy that. I don't sort of, you know, live for that. I I'm much happier. Doing multiple takes, you know, making a movie or you know, not having a few shots at it. But there's certain performers who are so brilliant at it at doing that live. I think a lot of the cast members that are on now. But so, yeah, there's nothing like that feeling I find it incredibly exciting slash stressful. And then it's really fun. I mean, it's really really fun when you know when something works, and and you're in that, you know, it's a cycle one of kind sort of experience. I know what season is mostly movies and the. The Emmys are in the full, but is escape at Denham more. Does that qualify as a movie for award season? We qualify for like for the Golden Globes. We were nominated for best limited series. And for the Emmys will be in the best the best limited series category. And and then there's there's other there's all sorts of categories. You can stress out over. But. Yeah, that's what it'll be under this stressful season for you. You know, I've never really been in the mix in terms of award season for things I've done. Honestly. I mean, we want an EMMY back in I guess ninety four for the sketch show, the Ben Stiller show that the Judd appetite night did and we won that nine months after we were cancelled. And we were most anybody. So after that, you believe anything is possible. I guess, but you know, over the years, it just hasn't really been in been my thing. So it's very nice right now, like the fact that we're nominated for a couple of Golden Globes and the Patty one who so I was so grateful to be in the mix with all all of those shows which were so accomplished and so good. And so, you know on on that level. I'm proud that we've gotten some other nominations, and I'm just, you know, it's really fun. It's all sort of feels like, okay, great. You know, this is happening for the show. I'm very proud of the work. We've all done. Well, best great to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Ben Stiller directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is available on demand. Yesterday Stiller was nominated for a directors guild award tomorrow on fresh air. I'll talk with Rachel Maddow and Mike yard. It's about their podcast bag man, it investigates, the bribery and extortion scandal that led to the resignation of Nixon's first, vice president Spiro Agnew, the podcast reveals some new twists in that story. It's a story that has important parallels and lessons that relate to the current investigations into President Trump. I hope you'll join us. Fresh Air's executive producers, Danny Miller, our interviews and reviews produced an edited by EMI salad. Phyllis myers. Sam brigger, Lauren crendall, Heidi Simone. Theresa Madden lose eighty Challenor and Seth Kelly. I'm Terry gross.

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:37 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The first time you walk on stage as Michael Cohen, and here, the audience's response, the audience goes crazy. I mean, there's nothing like being on Saturday Night Live and the the craziness of it. I mean is really, you know, there's nothing like that feeling of I don't that feeling in the pit of your stomach, and it's just, you know, it's an iconic show, and it's live, and I I was actually just talking to one of the cast members last night about how that's a gene that certain performance have which I don't I don't enjoy that. I don't sort of, you know, live for that. I I'm much happier. Doing multiple takes if you know making a movie or you know, not having a few shots at it. But there's certain performers who are so brilliant at it at doing that live. I think a lot of the cast members that are on now. But so, yeah, there's nothing like that feeling I find it incredibly exciting slash stressful. And then it's really fun. I mean, it's really really fun when you know when something works, and and you're in that, you know, it's a cycle one of a kind sort of experience. I know what season is mostly movies in in the the Emmys are in the fall, but is escape at down a more. Does that qualify as a movie for award season? We qualify for like for the Golden Globes. We were nominated for best limited series. And for the Emmys will be in the best. Yeah. The best limited series category. And and then there's yeah, there's other there's all sorts of categories. You can stress out over. But. Yeah, that's what it'll it'll be under says this a stressful season for you. You know, I've never really been in the mix in terms of award season for things I've done. Honestly. I mean, we wanted an EMMY back in I guess ninety four for the sketch show, the Ben Stiller show that Judd appetite night did and we won that nine months after we were cancelled. And we were most anybody. So after that, you believe anything is possible. I guess, but you know, over the years, it just hasn't really been in been my thing. So it's very nice right now, like the fact that we're nominated for a couple of Golden Globes, and the Patty one was so I was so grateful to be in the mix with all all of those shows which were so accomplished and so good. And I so, you know on on that level. I'm proud that we've gotten some other nominations, and I'm just, you know, it's really fun. It's all sort of feels like, okay, great. You know, this is happening for the show. I'm very proud of the work. We've all done. Well, best been crazy to talk with you. Thank you so much, Terry. Thank you. Ben Stiller directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is available on demand. Yesterday Stiller was nominated for a directors guild award tomorrow on fresh air. I'll talk with Rachel Maddow and Mike yard vets about their podcast bag man, it investigates, the bribery and extortion scandal that led to the resignation of Nixon's first, vice president Spiro Agnew, the podcast reveals some new twists in that story. It's a story that has important parallels and lessons that relate to the current investigations into President Trump. I hope you'll join us. Fresh Air's executive producer is Danny Miller. Our interviews and reviews produced an edited by EMI salad. Phyllis myers. Sam brigger Lauren criminal Heidi Simone to recent Madden. Moods. Eighty Challenor and Seth Kelly. I'm Terry gross.

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:39 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Money's daily podcast, the indicator to find out so we have to talk about my playing Michael Cohen. Saturday Night Live. So let let's start with a clip. And so this is from December first and President Trump is feeling lonely at the G twenty summit in Argentina. So he calls Michael Cohen and moral on the phone. Of course, he wants to talk about what he wants advice about how to handle the Muller probe. So here's Alec Baldwin as Trump and my guest, Ben Stiller as Michael Cohen. Stands me. Who can I call someone who I know will always answer. Yes, alone. Cohen speaking. I'll tell you anything you want. Mike Illitch, Donald Mr. Trump? I'm not supposed to be talking to you. Mike, I'm going to get in trouble. But my key Mikey cocoa. Need a bone to my mic? Cocoa puffs. Okay, fine. I can't say no to my Donald Trump. Off. You gotta get me out of this. Who can I give up to the feds? What if I put my son, Eric it's of old age makeup, an fat suit and say, it's me, I'm not sure that will work to us be Eric will never catch on. Sorry. Mr trump. It's over Michalis. There are some things that can never take away from us. Our late night talks. They got him on tape vacations to Moscow sees the records, or what about our hairstylists the blind men with the shaky hands. He died like months ago. I'm sad. You're going to prison Michael you were like a son to me. Then why did you make me do so much illegal stuff it because you were like a son to me? Alec Baldwin and my guest Ben Stiller on Saturday Night Live. How did you become Michael Cohen on know? I got a call from an Email from from Lorne Michaels actually was emailing Lauren to tell him that. I wanted to bring my daughter to the show for the first time who's sixteen and and it was the week. I guess that this came up, and he sent me back an Email and said, oh, that's great. Yeah. Definitely you can bring her an oath, by the way. Do you have a Michael Cohen lying around? Meaning do have a Michael Cohen impression lying around which I of course, didn't. And that was that. And then, and then I, you know, I tried to a you YouTube him and trying to come up with some version 'cause he didn't really talk that much. You hear them talk that much, and and that was that, you know, that's the way it works on SNL. They'll write the the piece, you know, maybe on Thursday if you're lucky, but usually on Friday or even being written rewritten on Saturday up till the show. So sometimes I would get the call like on Friday night. But that's how it happened the first time New York, so. Are you in New York? Yes, I'm yes. I'm a New Yorker, and and it was pretty convenient. And also, I was in the sort of like in the midst of editing, Dan Amora, so it it was a pretty funny experience to kind of jump into basic like the the opposite experience of editing editing where you're sitting in a room with an editor. And just kind of, you know, not in any mode other than sort of watching and looking and and then all of a sudden, you're like being thrown into live performing in front of a national audience, which is not my favorite thing to let's be so much fun for you..

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:16 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Did you give him any suggestions or any insights into? What you wanted him to bring out? Yes. Because I'm going to tell Benita they'll Torah how to be intimidating and scary. I really felt like he hadn't achieved that and I could help him out with that. You know, he I I loved working with him. He had so many specific ideas about how to approach this character and make, you know, make him a full character that was obviously very very manipulative, and and able to intimidate and operate in that world, and so I relied on on his instincts a lot of the time that I would then kind of go back and forth with him on and insert scenes. I'd have more of an instinct of what I felt should happen. But he always had a very very strong point of view. I mean, one of the things that he suggested that I I thought worked really well was in the first episode. We originally had him doing something violent to somebody on the north yard to show that he was a dangerous guy because violence happens out on the north yard people. Get shaved, you know, people get beaten up things happen out there and. He suggested that we cut that scene and not show Matt being violent until the sixth episode when we see the flashback, and I thought that was a really bold choice on his part. Because what he was basically saying is I can be intimidating and scary without having to show any violence. And I think our show is probably like the least violent prison show ever made. You know? I mean, it's really except maybe for stir crazy or something, you know. I mean, it's not there's no there's really there are no scenes of you know, there you don't see any except for you know, obviously in prison. Outside of prison in that one episode episode, but that one episode but other than that one episode there there really isn't anything else. And so that was his choice. You know, he said, I think this'll be much more effective to see the violence of this guy. You know that deep into the story Patricia Arquette gained around forty pounds t play the prison employees. And what what issues does that create for you as director because there was also, you know, the scenes that are shot when she's in prison or jail, and so her weight changes depending on what the time is that you're shooting. So it takes time to gain weight and it takes time to lose weight. So just as the director in that situation is supposed to being the person who has to eat a lot or stop eating. What what are the issues that you have to deal with? Well, I was concerned about it. First of all because those shoot was so long the shoot was eight months long, and I really felt like she needed to gain the weight too. You know, you can't just wear sort of, you know, a suit to make you look heavier. I, you know, it changes her face and all that and she was also wearing teeth and and contact lenses to make is Brown because she has these piercing blue eyes. And so it was a whole bunch of things. But the weight was really really important. I felt because she has such, you know, she's very classically beautiful woman who has these movie star looks, and it was just trying to sort of get away from that for this character, and it was tough because I kept on encouraging her to to eat so and Paul dano was working out with a weight coach because he he's, you know, not as built as David sweat was David sweat built up in prison because he was. Afraid of getting beaten up so all of them had to commit to to changing their bodies. Let's take a short break here. And when we come back. We'll talk about playing Michael Cohen. If you're just joining us, my guest is Ben Stiller and he directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is based on a real prison escape from twenty fifteen. We'll be right back. This.

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"But then one day a stranger called a home phone is in my ear, and he's saying your fathers. Did you know that the story of a fallen hero? And a mysterious obsession that drove him for decades this week on hidden brain. Let's get back to my interview with Ben Stiller, he directed the seven part Showtime drama series escape addendum, Maura based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in two thousand fifteen so some of your shoot was at Clinton correctional facility with a story actually happened. And you were I denied permission. Then you got a personal meeting with governor Andrew Cuomo, and he gave you permission. What did you have to do to convince them that this wasn't going to be another version of Oz? I didn't have to do anything. I mean, we reached out and talked to his chief of staff and she. Talked to him. And and we told her I told her what we were doing because we were able to get access to any any prisons in New York. And I felt that as the governor and the New York state film commissioned. They would want us to have at least a chance to shoot more of the show in New York just for you know, for the revenue for since two New York story. And so I think that was part of it. And he was like, yeah, we want you guys to be telling the story here, and and to bring bringing the business to New York, and and he was also really fascinated by the story. So when I talked to her she got us in touch with the department of corrections. And I think they talked to them and ask them to be helpful to us. And the they said they would open up the manhole for us, and let us shoot outside the prison. And then he said do you want to have a meeting because I'd like to hear what you're doing? And so I sat and talked with him. And he wasn't in any way questioning me as to what we were. You know, what was going to be in the store you never once? To see the script, or you know, you know, make sure that they approved of what we were doing. He surely wanted to. I think just here what I was interested in the story. And then he at the end of the meeting he said, well, what can we do to help you? And that was the moment where I was. I was thinking of the hundred people back at the production office who were you know, we didn't have a location in a as like, well, can we shoot at the prison and he lifted his teeth savage. You gotta shoot you gotta shoot at the prison. Right. And I was very happy. But really the fact that they allowed us to shoot like any of those scenes were Tilly and Lyle or going to work, and you see people going in and out of the prisoner or even just shooting the prison itself and all the exteriors the aerial shots. And the manhole that they unsealed the actual manhole for us during the O C, you film, the escape with the real manhole we filmed him when he comes it when they come out of the manhole that's the actual manhole, and that's the actual street. And that's the actual. Let's basically what happened when they came out of the manhole and episode five when they walk around the block and decide to walk down the street, and you know, have a cigarette that that's according to sweat. Exactly what happened, and that's the place that happened in. Vinicio del Toro play. The convicted murderer and prison escapee as both charming when he wants to be and just really terrifying and crazy at other times threatening out of control..

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"But then one day a stranger called their home phone is in my ear. And he saying your father's did, you know that the story of a fallen hero. And the mysterious obsession that drove him for decades this week on hidden brain. Let's get back to my interview with Ben Stiller, he directed the seven part Showtime drama series escape at dente Maura based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in twenty fifteen so some of your shoot was at Clinton correctional facility with a story actually happened, and you or I denied permission, then you got a personal meeting with governor Andrew Cuomo, and he gave you permission. What did you have to do to convince them that this wasn't going to be another version of Oz? Oh, I didn't have to do anything. I mean, we reached out and talked to his chief of staff and she. Talked to him. And and we told her I told her what we were doing because we weren't able to get access to any any prisons in New York. And I felt that as the governor and the New York state film commission. They would want us to have at least a chance to shoot more of the show in New York just for you know, for the revenue for since a New York story. And so I think that was part of it. And he was like, yeah, we want you guys to be telling the story here, and and to bring bringing the business to New York, and and he was also really fascinated by the story. So when I talked to her she got us in touch with the department of corrections. And I think they talk to them and ask them to be helpful to us. And they they said they would open up the manhole for us, and let us shoot outside the prison. And then he said do you want to have a meetings because I'd like to hear what you're doing? And so I sat and talked with him. And he wasn't in any way questioning me as to what we were. You know, what was going to be in the store you never once? To see the script, or you know, you know, make sure that they approved of what we were doing. He he surely wanted to. I think just here what I was interested in the story. And then he at the end of the meeting he said, well, what can we do to help you? And that was the moment where I. I was thinking of the hundred people back at the production office who were you know, we didn't have a location in a as like, well, can we shoot at the prison and elected as chief of staff is it'll you gotta shoot you gotta shoot at the prison. Right. And I was very happy. But really the fact that they allowed us to shoot like any of those scenes where Tilly and Lyle or going to work, and you see people going in and out of the prisoner even just shooting the prison itself and all the exteriors the aerial shots. And the the manhole that they unsealed the actual manhole for us during the O C, you film, the escape with the real manhole we filmed him when he comes it when they come out of the manhole that's the actual manhole, and that's the actual street, and that's the actual. That's basically what happened when they came out of the manhole in episode five when they walk around the block and decide to walk down the street, and you know, have a cigarette that that's according to sweat. Exactly what happened, and that's the place that happened in. Vinicio del Toro play. The convicted murderer and prison escapee as both charming when he wants to be an just really terrifying and crazy at other times threatening out of control..

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:45 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The first thing I thought about was getting out that was you know, I'd like I was so happy to leave at you know, after a while it was fascinating. Or even when we were shooting at the end of the day. I was you know, I felt so fortunate to leave. So I it doesn't shock me that anybody in their would wanna get out. Even if you know, you knew that it was the odds were against you. I mean, I think you have to have a certain type of personality to actually say I'm going to go for this. Because the, you know, the flip side is if you get caught, you know, you're in worship. But these these guys were aware of Shawshank, Redemption, they actually even made a joke when they got to the outer wall where sweat saw the wall. And he said, you know, this is like Shawshank, Redemption, it's going to take us. It took them twenty years. And like Matt says what's going to take us ten or something? And we actually had that dialogue in the show. And I took it out because it just seemed too self referential, but that actually that. But sweat says that that interaction happens. I think they definitely knew about, you know, I mean, they they knew you know, movies and pop culture and all that. But I think they just had a desire to to really get out of that place. And they did, you know, the other thing is that sweat. Did do this dryer on the night before when he finally cut through the pipe on the other side of the wall and got out and he got to the manhole cover at about three thirty or something in the morning on. I guess it was Friday night before Thursday night before because he left on a Friday night, but he could have left without Matt. And he didn't. And when I asked him he said that well they just had this plan because till he was going to meet them. But he said if if if he hadn't have waited if you had left he could have just stolen a motorcycle, and he probably would have gotten very far, and he could he could easily have gotten to Canada in the middle of the night and gone through. And it would have been much tougher to find him. So what are the ways they escaped is the David sweat found? This like giant hot water pipe that was turned off for the summer. He cut a hole in that crawled out out of that it led to a manhole cover that he was able to open and that sort alter mentally led them to escape there were a lot of steps along the way. But did you literally shoot in that pipe? What we shot in a pipe. We shot in eighteen inch pipe, which is what they were in. We'd it wasn't that pipe. But we basically recreated the the the set based on the actual dimensions of the of the area that they were where they got to that. They basically he went down through that catwalk got down into the bowels of the prison and found his way underneath all the buildings to the outer wall. The base of the outer wall of the prison, and they're in that going into that outer wall was a steam pipe that was coming from the power plant that was about I don't know about a thousand feet away from the prison. So he knew that that steam pipe led to the power plant. But this wall was in the way, and it was a seven foot thick wall. So that that we recreated that that pipe in that area where the outer wall was where he did all the cutting. And then we've found we found locations. We've found a prison in Pittsburgh that was about one hundred and fifty years old even older than Clinton, and we shot in the actual underground area of that prison, and we also shot in waste treatment facility tunnels in Yonkers New York. And then we also built and built pipe sections. Also. So it was a combination of all those. Is Ben Stiller? He was just no monitored for a director's guild award for directing the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora. We'll talk more after a.

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03:32 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So I it doesn't shock me that anybody in their would wanna get out. Even if you know, you knew that it was the odds were against you. I mean, I think you have to have a certain type of personality to actually say I'm going to go for this. Because the, you know, the flip side is if you get caught, you know, you're in worship. But these these guys were aware of Shawshank, Redemption. They actually even made a joke when they got to the outer wall where sweat saw the wall. And he said, you know, this is like Shawshank Redemption is gonna take us. It took them twenty years in like Matt says it's gonna take us ten or something, and we actually had that dialogue in the show. And I took it up because it just seemed too self referential, but that actually that, but but sweat says that that interaction happens. I think they definitely knew about, you know, I mean, they they knew you know, movies, and and pop culture and all that. But I think they just had a desire to to really get out of that place. And they did, you know, the other thing is that sweat. Did do this dryer on the night before when he finally cut through the pipe on the other side of the wall and got out and he got to the manhole cover at about three thirty or something in the morning on. I guess it was Friday night before Thursday night before because he left on a Friday night, but he could have left without Matt. And he didn't. And when I asked him he. Said that well, they just had this plan because till he was going to meet them. But he said if if if he hadn't have waited if he had left, he could've just stolen a motorcycle. And he probably would have gotten very far, and he could he could easily have gotten to Canada in the middle of the night and gone through. And it would have been much tougher to find him. So one of the ways they escaped is that David sweat found this like giant hot water pipe that was turned off for the summer. He cut a hole in that crawled out out of that it led to a manhole cover that he was able to open, and that's what alternately lead them to escape. There were a lot of steps along the way. But did you literally shoot in that pipe? What we shot in a pipe. We shot an eighteen inch pipe, which is what they were in. We'd it wasn't that pipe. But we basically recreated the the the set based on the actual dimensions of the of the area that they were where they got to that. They basically he went down through that catwalk got down into the bowels of the prison and found his way underneath all the buildings to the outer wall. The base of the outer wall of the prison, and they're in that going into that outer wall was a steam pipe that was coming from the power plant that was about I don't know about a thousand feet away from the prison. So he knew that that steam pipe led to the power plant. But this wall was in the way, and it was a seven foot thick wall. So that that we recreated that that pipe in that area where the outer wall was where he did all the cutting. And then we found we found locations. We've found a prison in Pittsburgh that was about one hundred and fifty years old even older than Clinton, and we shot in the actual underground area of that prison, and we also shot in waste treatment facility tunnels in Yonkers New York. And then we also built and built pipe sections. Also. So it was a combination of all those. I guess there's been Stiller. He was just no Manege for a director's guild award for directing the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora. We'll talk more after a break..

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04:44 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That's get back to my interview. With Ben Stiller we've been talking about the crime that landed one of the two escapees imprison, David sweat. Let's talk about the crime that landed the other escapee in prison. For murder, and that's Richard Matt who's played by Benicio del Toro in the series. And oh man talk about gruesome. No, he he killed his former boss, and he came to the boss's house kind of forces way in ask for all. You weren't you take it from here. Yeah. Yeah. It was his boss was older in his seventies. And he somehow heard that he had what he says in the what it's in the police reports he said that he'd heard that he had ten thousand dollar stacks. He kept on saying these his he has these ten thousand dollar stacks. And he was going to try to, you know, get them from him. And he ended up with a friend of his tying him up putting them in the trunk of his car and driving around for twenty four hours, and and basically torturing him and then eventually killing him and dumping him. By lake tunnel Wanda up near buffalo. And then I think it's actually in buffalo, and then he came back a few days later and severed the body after it had basically been frozen out there and then through the body parts out into the lake and hit them. And. Yeah, that was his crime is really. Yeah. I mean, I think Richard Matt was really a much more of a cold blooded killer. It feels like when you read about what he did. And versus what David sweats impulse killing fills like that. What was that? What that was. But he had you know, then he killed somebody else in Mexico, Richard. Matty was in a Mexican jail for eight or nine years, and then got extradited back for this crime. When before he went to jail for the. For the murder. So he has a career killer in criminal. I have to confess I had trouble watching the scenes of the murder and torture. So I'd like to know how far you wanted to go with it. Because you really I I know you really wanted to convey the horror of this crime, the brutality of this person who you might have had some sympathy for in previous episodes because you don't show the moat murders till the end of the series. So you had a lot of decisions to make about how how detailed to show the murder in the torture. Yeah. I mean, it's a sort of a. A judgment call as in terms of what is too much, and I do I know there are certain people who. I would show it to when we were in the editing process who felt that they couldn't watch certain parts of thought it was too much. I had to kind of go off my own subjective feeling about what was important to to see about what these guys day. But that's always that's always a came down more as we were editing. It got less and less terms of what we saw. But it's very brutal. And I mean, the intention behind it was hopefully as an audience, you, you know, our jarred because you've it's what we were talking about earlier developed this sort of I don't know impression of who these guys are based on who they been for the last, you know, five hours of the series who are just guys in prison trying to get out which is what you're experience would be of them. If you met him the way I met David sweat is a guy just you know, sitting there across me. But the reality is that they did these brutal crimes. So that's why. Felt it was important to have it be shocking and brutal as a viewer after sort of being lulled into the reality of who they were now. Something I kept wondering watching escape down. Oh, more. Like didn't these guys ever watched a prison break movie? Like, no one it never works out. Like, even if you scape like your shot or you're brought back to prison it never works. Like, could you think about that? Well, no, I mean, I didn't think I would. Here's what I mean for me going into that prison and spending a very little amount of time in that prison..

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04:22 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"That's get back to my interview. With Ben Stiller we've been talking about the crime that landed one of the two escapees in prison. David sweat. Let's talk about the crime that landed the other escapee in prison. For murder, and that's Richard Matt who's played by Benicio del Toro in the series. And oh man talk about gruesome, he he killed his former boss he came to the boss's house kind of forces way in ask for all. You weren't you take it from here. Yeah. Yeah. He was his boss was older in his seventies. And he somehow heard that he had what he says in the what it's in the police reports he said that he'd heard that he had ten thousand dollar stacks. He kept on saying these his he has these ten thousand dollar stacks. And he was going to try to, you know, get them from him. And he ended up with a friend of his tying him up putting them in the trunk of his car and driving around for twenty four hours, and and basically torturing him and then eventually killing him and dumping him. But by lake tunnel Wanda up near buffalo. And then I think it's actually in buffalo, and then he came back a few days later and severed the body after it had basically been frozen out there and then through the body parts out into the lake and hit them. And. Yeah, that was his crime that is really. Yeah. I mean, I think Richard Matt was really a much more of a cold blooded killer is feels like when you read about what he did. And versus what David sweats impulse killing feels like that. What was that? What that was. But he had you know, then he killed somebody else in Mexico, Richard. Matty was in a Mexican jail for eight or nine years, and then got extradited back for this crime. When before he went to to jail for the for the murder, so he has a career killer in criminal confess. I had trouble watching this scenes of the murder and torture. So I'd like to know how far you wanted to go with it. Because you really I I know you really wanted to convey the horror of this crime, the brutality of this person who you might have had some. Sympathy for in previous episodes because you don't show the moat murders till the end of the series. So you had a lot of decisions to make about how how detailed to show the murder and the torture. Yeah. I mean, it's a sort of a. Judgment. Call is in terms of what is too much. I do I know that certain people who I would show to when we were in the editing process who felt that they couldn't watch certain parts of it thought. It was too much. I had to kind of go off my own subjective feeling about what was important to to see about what these guys did. But that's always that's always a came down more as we were editing. It got less and less in terms of what we saw, but it's very brutal. And I mean, the intention behind it was hopefully as an audience, you, you know, our jarred because you've it's what we were talking about earlier develop this sort of. I don't know impression of who these guys are based on who they been for the last, you know, five hours of the series who are just guys in prison trying to get out which is what you're. Experience would be a them. If you met him the way I met David sweat is a guy just you know, sitting there cross me. But the reality is that they did these brutal crimes. So that's why I felt it was important to have it be shocking and brutal as a viewer after sort of being lulled into the reality of who they were now. Something I kept wondering watching escape down to more..

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04:53 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Yeah, they they were a bunch of teenagers. I think he was I'm not sure how old you maybe twenty or something like that. And he'd already had a record and had been in detention before and they had yet rob this store, and they were transferring these guns from one from a pickup truck into his car or the other way around and this deputy was on patrol in. Mm-hmm. County New York, and he just happened upon seeing them in this parking lot. He saw something was going on and he pulled into the parking lot. And he got out of the car and started to draws weapon. And you know, an announced that he was police and and David sweat shot him. I think thirteen times and then and then ran him over with his car, and then his friend came over and picked up the officer's gun and shot him two more times. And. You know, it's a horrible crime in kind of a senseless crime. And and that's you know, that's what he did to be sentenced to life imprisonment, and the the really it's absolutely horrible that he shot this deputy sheriff the fact that after shooting him thirteen times, then he gets. Then the killer gets in a car and runs him over. That's just twisted. I mean, that's just sadistic and twisted. And here you were talking to him. So how much of that? Did you keep in your mind? How much of it? Did you try to block out while you were talking to him and trying to get as much information and insight from him as you could? You know, well to me, that's what the interesting thing is about incarceration, and kind of this story that we're telling how people act in life, and they can do a horrible thing, and then life goes on, and then you know, there and they act normally or they, you know, are not, you know, they don't act like a monster. Which is why these guys were on the honor block. They were Matt and sweat who both committed really really horrific crimes were at totally. You know, good behavior in prison the whole time. That's why they were giving these privileges. So it's that strange thing of trying to reconcile somebody who's done something really bad, and yet you're sitting across from them, and and they're acting normally and they're being nice. So I think that's just human nature that you don't go to that. Unless the crime has been somehow. How -ffected you in in? This is just being being honest. You know, it's affected you in a personal way. You know, you're going to have that feeling, but if you don't know this person, and they're just across from you, and they're acting normally and there, you know, trying to, you know, be cooperative. It wasn't. It wasn't in the forefront of my mind. But it was obviously the reality of what had happened. And that's what's so disturbing in a way, I think so. So do you know what I mean? Like, it's a strange thing where it's it was if I'm just being totally honest. It was easy for me in the moment with him to let that go as I was asking him details of the escape. I'm not saying that's a good thing. You know? It's not something. I'm proud of. But the reality was that since I didn't have as per an, and then as I, you know, so as I learn more about what he had actually did a done. And actually when we filmed it when we filmed the scene to to, you know, have a small feeling of what that reality was of what happened, you know, it actually, you know, affected me much more. And then as the reality of the show came came on the air, and the fact that the officers relatives were going to see this, you know, all of that rotted much more home to me. And I just say that in that it's trying to liberate I think it's easy sometimes for human beings to disconnect. And and I think I was probably a little guilty about when I was sitting across from him. I guess it's Ben Stiller. He directed the seven part Showtime series escaped from Dan Amora after we take a short break. We'll talk about shooting some scenes in the prison from which the two inmates escaped and Stiller. We'll talk about playing Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. I'm Terry gross. And this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message. Come from duck, duck go in a time when some big tech companies or surveilling your every move online. Duck duck. Go has a private search engine that allows people to search without being tracked, plus their mobile, apps and browser extensions. Block sketchy add trackers across the web. Visit duck duck go dot com slash listen to take back your privacy..

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04:07 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And I want to talk to him Lizzie really proud of what he accomplished by figuring out how to escape from a maximum security prison. I think he had a my experience was with him was that he was very affable. And he had a sense of not really wanting to boast about it in a way that seemed like he had accomplish something that was good. I think he really made made it clear that he knew that he had done something wrong. And and didn't wanna seem that he was kind of proud of it at the same time. He offered up all the details that I you know, could could ask for and was really, you know, specific, and yeah, I think, you know, I think he does feel like he did something. But he never once boasted about in a way that he thought it was something good that he had done. I don't think he was trying to to sort of, you know, bask in that. So David sweat who you who you met with. So he had. On July fourth. I forget what year it was July fourth of to. Thank you. He and some friends had robbed a fireworks was a fireworks in munitions score. Yes. I think it was a fireworks and gun store sometime. And so that they stole a lot of stuff and they're going through what they got when a police car. What was actually a deputy sheriff pulls up. Do you want to join it describe the pro crime? It's pretty horrible. Yeah. I mean, it is it is. Yeah, they they were a bunch of teenagers. I think he was I'm not sure how old he was maybe twenty or something like that. And he'd already had a record and had been in detention before and they had yet rob this store, and they were transferring these guns from one from a pickup truck into his car or the other way around and this deputy was on patrol in. Mhm county New York, and he just happened upon seeing them in this parking lot. He saw something was going on and he pulled into the parking lot. And he got out of the car and started to draws weapon. And you know, an announced that he was police and and David sweat shot him. I think thirteen times and then and then ran him over with his car, and then his friend came over and picked up the officer's gun and shot him two more times. And. You know, it's a horrible crime in kind of a senseless crime. And and that's you know, that's what he did to be sentenced to life imprisonment, and the the really it's absolutely horrible that he shot this deputy sheriff the fact that after shooting him thirteen times, then he gets. Then the killer gets in a car and runs him over. That's just twisted. I mean, that's just sadistic and twisted. And here you were talking to him. So how much of that? Did you keep in your mind? How much of it? Did you try to block out while you were talking to him and trying to get as much information? An insight from him as you could. You know, well to me, that's what the interesting thing is about incarceration, and kind of this story that we're telling how people act in life, and they do a horrible thing, and then life goes on, and then you know, there and they act normally or they, you know, are not, you know, they don't act like a monster. Which is why these guys were on the honor block. They were the Matt and sweat who both committed really really horrific crimes were at totally. You know, good behavior in prison the whole time. That's why they were giving these privileges..

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04:38 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"And in this day and age, and so that part of it, and then the relationships that developed a guess in the prison that allowed them to be able to get the tools, which led to Tilly, and the fact that she was actually having this interaction and relationship with these two guys, which then led to the environment, the the tailor shop, and what exists in place, and how that works which was really really interesting and something I I had no idea existed about the prison tailor shop where both of the inmates and the woman health escape work, and they make prison uniforms. They're so what was so surprising to you about that? Just the fact that it was so. I don't wanna say loose, but open in terms of the just the way the actual physical setup of it which was forty or so inmates who are in a maximum security facility for you know, committing violent crimes in a room with one civilian supervisor and one corrections officer, and that's it. And these these men are, you know, working with scissors and shears, and you know, all sorts of instruments that could be used for bad things. And it's just sort of like an honor system that's going on in there. And and how low tech it was. Really low tack really novitiate cameras. There's that back room that they would go into that Tilly would go into Lizzie add with covert sexual relations with the inmates. Yes. Yes. And and just how how the whole thing was sort of kind of like operated. Its first of all it's a business core craft is a for profit business. That's so, you know, the civilian supervisors overseeing these inmates who are working for something like thirty five or forty cents an hour, and they have to meet a quota, and it's kind of like a strange situation. You know, it's just it's because you know, when you think about that that these, you know, the the civilian supervisor has to fill quotas, and these workers have to be motivated to do that when they're prisoners who were working for basically, hardly anything. It's just it's kind of a screwed up dynamic. I think you were able to. Actually shoot at Clinton correctional facility in Denmark where the story is set. Did you have any protection when you're shooting in there, you feel like you needed any did the correctional facility feel like you needed any? The first trip that we took in there. We got assured into a little trailer that sort of a permanent trove of ahead setup and a meeting room in there and the superintendent and the deputy superintendent and a bunch of people who were administrators at the prison gave us a talk and told us what what we're going to be doing in the tour. We were going to be taking, and you know, basically said this is a dangerous environment. And they were going to do everything they could to keep us safe and keep things as low key as possible. But the reality is, you know, you're in a prison. And so you don't know what could happen and. They tried to walk us through spaces at times when prisoners weren't there in the space. So like we were actually ushered into the sort of this small little office area. When you first walk in where the corrections officers can lock themselves in to turn on lights and things like that. And because the timing was off they had all their probably about twelve of us from the crew we all kind of jammed into that little office while they let the inmates go out for lunch because we were they were behind schedule, and that was really strange experience because you know, here we are all jammed at this little office. And then you know, the inmates were looking at us. We were looking at them. And you know, they're they're human beings. They're people. But you know, I'm sure they had their thoughts about what are we you know, what what are these visitors up to? And then you just see that, you know, the reality of life for for for these people, which is very, you know, it's regimented, and it's an obviously they're all there for. But as you know, in terms of the human condition of it. It's it's pretty heavy. So one of the things that you depict in the film, which was in new stories, you know, about about the escape and also in the.

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04:51 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Lose my job. Should you? Ben Stiller, welcome to fresh air, and congratulations on escape at ten or more with their aspects of this story that most interested you. Well. Yeah. I mean, there was the actual escape part. And I really was into that. And as I learned more about it and read more about the the prison itself. What really interested me was how they were able to do this how they were able to get away with this in twenty fifteen. It seemed like such an old fashioned sort of escape, and I thought, wow, that, you know, how can that happen in in today's prison system, which you know, when you think about the prison system in the United States, you think of it as being sort of it's not it seems sort of depressing, obviously. But at and you think of these institutions, they don't seem like they're state of the art. But to actually, you know, have people be able to do something like that was fascinating to me. Me that they could get away with it in this day and age, and so that part of it, and then the relationships that developed a guess in the prison that allowed them to be able to get the tools, which led to Tilly, and the fact that she was actually having this interaction and relationship with these two guys, which then led to the environment, the tailor shop, and what exists in place, and how that works which was really really interesting and something I'd I had no idea existed prison tailor shop where both of the inmates and the woman who helped them escape work and they make prison. Uniforms. They're so what was so surprising to you about that? Just the fact that it was so I don't wanna say loose, but open in terms of the just the way the actual physical setup of it which was forty or so inmates. Who are in a maximum security facility for you know, committing violent crimes in a room with one civilian supervisor and one corrections officer, and that's it. And these these men are, you know, working with scissors and shears, and you know, all sorts of instruments that could be used for bad things. And it's just sort of like an honor system that's going on in there. And and how low tech it was really low tech. You know, really novato cameras. There's that back room that they would go into that Tilly would go into Lizzie add with covert sexual relations with the inmates. Yes. Yes. And and just how how the whole thing was sort of kind of like operated. Its first of all it's a business core craft is a for profit business. That's so, you know, the civilian supervisors overseeing these inmates who are working for. Or something like thirty five or forty cents an hour, and they have to meet a quota, and it's kind of a strange situation. You know, it's just it's because you know, when you think about that that these, you know, the the civilian supervisor has to fill quotas, and these workers have to be motivated to do that when they're prisoners who were working for basically, hardly anything. It's just a kind of a screwed up dynamic. I think you were able to actually shoot at Clinton correctional facility. Indiana Maura where the story is set. Did you have any protection when you shooting in there? Did you feel like you needed any did the correctional facility feel like you needed any? The first trip that we took in there. We got shirt into a little trailer that sort of a permanent trove of ahead setup and a meeting room in there and the superintendent and the deputy superintendent and a bunch of people who were administrators at the prison gave us a talk and told us what what we're going to be doing. And that the tour we were going to be taking, and you know, basically said this is a dangerous environment. And they were going to do everything they could to keep us safe and keep things as low key as possible. But the reality is, you know, you're in a prison. And so you don't know what could happen and. They tried to walk us through spaces at times when prisoners weren't there in the spaces. So like we were actually ushered into the sort of this small little office area. When you first walk in where the corrections officers can lock themselves in to turn on lights and things like that..

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04:57 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"From WHYY in Philadelphia. I'm Terry gross with fresh air today. Ben Stiller talks about directing the Showtime series escape at Denham Maura. It's based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in two thousand fifteen with the help of a woman who wasn't Floyd. There some scenes were shot in that prison going into that prison. The first thing I thought about was getting out that was like I was so happy to leave. So it doesn't shock me that anybody in their would wanna get out, even if you knew that the odds were against you this series stars Benicio del Toro, Paul Dino. And Patricia Arquette who just won a Golden Globe for her performance. Whilst killer was editing the series. He started playing Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. Attorney at law in also sometimes not law that's on fresh air. You probably know my guest, Ben Stiller for his work acting in and directing film comedies and lately for playing Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. But now he's getting praised for directing the seven part Showtime drama series escape it down Amora yesterday. He was nominated for an award from the directors guild in the category TV movie or limited series escape from Dan Amora is based on the true story of two inmates who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. And twenty fifteen the series is not just about planning and executing the escape. It's also a character study of those two inmates and the woman who worked at the prison who helped them escape both inmates. Richard Matt played by Benicio del Toro and David sweat played by Paul deneau worked at the prison tailor shop where prison uniforms were made they convince the civilian employees who ran the shop Joyce Tillie Mitchell to get them the tools, they use. Used to dig through the basement walls and steam pipes of the old prison to escape there were able to manipulate her through sexual relationships with her they told her they wanted to be with her after they escaped with a really wanted was for her to be with them just long enough to get the getaway car and get them to safe place. She's played by Patricia Arquette who just won a Golden Globe for her performance. The series opens with our cats character Tillie Mitchell in jail this time as an inmate not an employee. She's being questioned by the New York state inspector general who's investigating the escape. The inspector general is played by Bonnie hunt is to meet you Joyce. Rebate calls me, Tilli Tilli. It is choices of my mother's name. When you call me joy, I feel like you're talking my mother. Does your mom's still with us? Oh god. I love Noam. My mom's just a phone call away. Thirty talk to the cops. Four times in seven days. I understand. Yeah. So what is this? What's not getting any details until this Tanaka forgets here? I mean, even though it's all taped. It's actually more accurate. This girl specially should done with me fifteen years. I did a comparison. I was right. You would to state police, please. Now, I'm the inspector general for the state of New York. Oh, so a post office. No the post offices, federal I'm state. So if there's any corruption in the state agency, it's my job to find it and stop it. Whether it's a state park or the port authority, and I report directly to the governor. No, the Mike lose might jar. Should you? Ben Stiller, welcome to fresh air and congratulations on escape ten Amora. Whether aspects of this story that most interested you well. Yeah. I mean, there was the actual escaped part, and I really was into that. And as I learned more about it and read more about the the prison itself. What really interested me was how they were able to do this how they were able to get away with this in two thousand fifteen it seemed like such an old fashioned sort of escape, and I thought, wow, that, you know, how can that happen in in today's prison system, which you know, when you think about the prison system in the United States, you think of it as being sort of it's not it seems sort of depressing, obviously. But at anything of these institutions, they don't seem like they're state of the art. But to actually, you know, have people be able to do something like that was fascinating to me. That they could get away with it..

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"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"ben stiller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"I'm Terry gross with fresh air today. Ben Stiller tax about directing the Showtime series escape at Denham Maura. It's based on the true story of two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York in two thousand fifteen with the help of a woman who wasn't Floyd. There some scenes were shot in that prison going into that prison. The first thing I thought about was getting out that was you know, like, I was so happy to leave. So it doesn't shock me that anybody in their would wanna get out, even if you knew that the odds were against you this series stars Benicio del Toro, Paul Dino. And Patricia Arquette who just won a Golden Globe for her performance. Whilst killer was editing the series. He started playing. Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. Attorney at law and also sometimes not law that's on fresh air. You probably know my guest, Ben Stiller for his work acting in and directing film comedies and lately for playing Michael Cohen on Saturday Night Live. But now he's getting praised for directing the seven part Showtime drama series escape it down Amora yesterday. He was nominated for an award from the directors guild in the category TV movie or limited series escaped from Dan Amora is based on the true story of two inmates who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. In twenty fifteen the series is not just about planning and executing. The escape is also a character study of those two inmates and the woman who worked at the prison who helped them escape both inmates. Richard Matt played by Benicio del Toro and David sweat played by Paul deneau worked at the prison tailor shop were prison. Uniforms were made they convinced the civilian employees who ran the shop. Joyce Tillie Mitchell to get them the tools they use. Used to dig through the basement walls and steam pipes of the old prison to escape there were able to manipulate her through sexual relationships with her they told her they wanted to be with her after they escaped with a really wanted was for her to be with them just long enough to get the getaway car and get them to save place. She's played by Patricia Arquette who just won a Golden Globe for her performance. The series opens with our cats character Tillie Mitchell in jail. This time is an inmate not an employee. She's being questioned by the New York state inspector general who's investigating the escape. The inspector general is played by Bonnie hunt. Nice to meet you Joyce. The report calls meet Tilly till it is choices my mother's name. When you call me joy. So I feel like you're talking to my mother. Is your mom still with us? Good. I love Noam. My mom's just a phone call away. Thirty talked to the cops four times in seven days. I understand. Yeah. So what is this? What's not get into any details until this dog refer gets here. I mean, even though it's all taped. It's actually more accurate. This girl specially should done with me fifteen years. I did a comparison. I was right. You too steep. Please, please. Now, I'm the inspector general for the state of New York. Oh, so a post office. No the post offices, federal I'm state. So if there's any corruption in the state agency, it's my job to find it and stop it. Whether it's a state park or the port authority, and I report directly to the governor..

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Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller among Golden Globe presenters

AP Radio News

00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Michael B. Jordan, Ben Stiller among Golden Globe presenters

"The Golden Globe awards will be handed out this weekend. Dick Van Dyke. Michael, Jordan, Ben Stiller and Jamie Lee Curtis are among the presenters for the Golden Globes. Others include Chrissy Mets, Idris Elba, Felicity Huffman. Mike Myers and Catherine Zeta Jones. Sandra an end e sambergen will host Jeff bridges will receive the Cecil b award for lifetime achievement in film. The first winner of the Carol Burnett award for achievement in television. We'll be Carol

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Police say there's video of alleged Kevin Spacey sexual assault

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:23 sec | 3 years ago

Police say there's video of alleged Kevin Spacey sexual assault

"Said lights out now. Critics are raving about escape it. Dan, Amora the show chronicling the infamous twenty fifteen prison break in upstate New York. That's already up for two Golden Globes, including best actress for Tricia, our cats dramatic transformation into prison worker. Joyce Mitchell and into anything wrong, but the real life. Joyce Mitchell is fighting back at the Showtime series calling director Ben Stiller Aligarh Mitchell, pleaded guilty to helping convicted killer, David sweat, and Richard Matt escape and was sentenced to seven years, please allow me to start. Sorry Mitchell claimed the end makes threatened to kill her husband. If she didn't help them admitting. She smuggled into inside hamburger meat, including hacksaw blades, chisels a punch and a screwdriver that Matt and sweat and used to cut their way through their cell walls. But in the series, then fifty one year old is portrayed as more of a willing co conspirator drawing Mitchell's, I are in a new interview with the New York Post in which she slam Stiller saying he doesn't care about the truth. All he cares about is making millions off me. He's an idiot. Mitchell takes particular exception to how the hit series depicts her having a sexual relationship with both inmates something she and sweat both denied, but Stiller is fighting back defending the series telling deadline. My guideline was to try and tell what I thought happened. She can dispute it, but the reality is she was kicked out of the tailor shop for inappropriate conduct for going in the back room with David sweat. The director told variety how he personally convinced New York governor, Andrew. Cuomo to grant permission to film at the Clinton correctional facility where the events took place, even filming at the actual manhole cover the inmates daringly escape through escape it down and was a real commitment for Ben Stiller as a director he devoted about a year of his life to filming the project in evidently in any of these true life true crime stories, they're going to be people that come and say, no, no, no, that's that's not my version of events. Ciller also said he was trying to tell the story as real and hopefully as entertaining as possible without exploiting, adding it can't be fun to be in prison. So seems like no love lost between those two ABC's. Janai Norman with the story. Some people are calling this next story Christmas day miracle a nine one one dispatcher helped save the life of a one year old child in Florida. The frantic call came in on Christmas day, a one year old had fallen in a pool in central Florida and had no pulse. A neighbor trying to perform CPR. Pump. And he doesn't know. Okay. Just tell him. I need him to lay him fight on his help is on the way. But the Orange County Fire rescue dispatcher waste new time. She starts instructing them on CPR over the phone. I need him to place his hand on his forehead the other hand under the neck and tilt the head back. Forehead and Nathan neck back. Closed and completely covering his mouth with your mouth and blow to. Into the lung moments later, gargling gurgling. Okay. But the boy wasn't in the clear

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‘SNL': Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller Do ‘Meet the Parents’ as Robert Mueller and Trump’s Lawyer (Video)

News, Traffic and Weather

00:54 sec | 4 years ago

‘SNL': Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller Do ‘Meet the Parents’ as Robert Mueller and Trump’s Lawyer (Video)

"The two thousand sixteen election to stay silent about her leads two thousand six affair with trump the president has denied the alleged affair my clients documents or some of the documents that were seized in connection with the search widens the judge order co into handover list of people he represents sources say he still in contact with this most powerful clients the president calling co in friday to check in disgraceful situation sources also say the president is angrier than ever more concerned right now with the criminal investigation into his longtime lawyer and fixer in the russia probe by the special counsel concerns about what the sign mr president snl not missing the chance to get in on the controversy with ben stiller as michael cohen much evidence i have in my office donald trump's lawyer i got a whole hard drive that's just labeled gates robert deniro play robert muller's.

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