35 Burst results for "Billion Dollar"

Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 32 min ago

Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

"There are mixed results from quarterly earnings from Google and Twitter digital ad spending a Google drove its parent company alphabet's profits up sixty eight percent in the third quarter Google is the world's dominant search engine it owns the biggest mobile operating system and android and runs YouTube according to eMarketer Google holds twenty nine percent of the global four hundred fifty five billion dollar digital ad market Twitter posted a net loss mainly because of a lawsuit settlement but its revenue rose sharply in the third quarter boosted by solid ad sales worldwide Twitter says it has two hundred eleven million daily active users on average in the third quarter up thirteen percent from a year earlier I'm a Donahue

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 Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 d ago

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

"A federal jury in San Jose California weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes has heard audio evidence in her fraud trial federal prosecutors played a series of recordings of all of the calls boasting to investors about what she claimed was a breakthrough in blood testing technology buyer firm Theranos the government alleges that homes due to sophisticated investors and major retailers about a bogus device called Edison the machine was supposed to be able to use a few drops of blood to scan for hundreds of potential health problems the flurry of investments at one point totaled nine billion dollars with their nose while not being in only forty Walgreen's stores after it invested millions if convicted almost could face up to twenty years in prison I Norman hall

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US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 4 d ago

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

"The deficit total two point seven seven trillion dollars for twenty twenty one that actually represents an improvement over the twenty twenty fiscal year when it hit the all time high of three point one three trillion both years numbers reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating impact of the corona virus pandemic the Biden administration says the economic recovery boosted revenues in twenty twenty one the counting for the three hundred and sixty billion dollar decline in the deficit prior to the pandemic the government's biggest deficit had been one point four trillion in two thousand nine when the government spent heavily to lift the country out of recession brought on by the two thousand eight financial crisis the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects the deficit will fall to one point one five trillion in the current budget year which began October first Ben Thomas Washington

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 NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 5 d ago

NFL, players agree to end 'race-norming' in $1B settlement

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting the NFL agrees to end to race based brain testing tied to a settlement of concussion claims in a proposed the deal filed in federal court Wednesday the NFL has agreed to end race based adjustments to dementia testing used to determine payments from the one billion dollar settlement of concussion claims the practice called race norming came to light after two former NFL players filed a civil rights lawsuit over it in twenty nineteen lawyers for the black players suspect white retirees were qualifying for awards at two or three times the rate of blacks since the payouts began in twenty seventeen seventy percent of active NFL players and more than sixty percent of living retirees are black the proposal must still be approved by a judge hi

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Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 5 d ago

Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan

"With the clock ticking toward a self imposed deadline the White House is offering to shift off a key component of how to pay for president Joe Biden's two trillion dollar social services and climate package the White House is prepared to keep the corporate tax rate at twenty one percent shelving a hike to twenty six point five percent favored by many Democrats for companies earning more than five billion dollars a year instead there would be a new tax on gains of those with more than one billion dollars in assets in his hometown of Scranton Pennsylvania Wednesday Biden was sounding confident this is been declared dead on arrival from the moment I introduced but I think we're going to surprise them but the clock is ticking democratic leaders in Congress want agreement by week's end Mike Rossio Washington

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More than 10,000 John Deere workers go on strike at 14 U.S. plants

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last week

More than 10,000 John Deere workers go on strike at 14 U.S. plants

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting deer and company workers go on strike after rejecting a contract offer more than ten thousand workers at fourteen Deere and company plants in five states what on strike Thursday in the first major walk out of the company in more than thirty years members of the United auto workers rejected an offer from deer earlier in the week of five percent raises for some workers and six percent raises for others rejected offer would have paid top scale their production workers just over thirty dollars per hour rising to thirty one dollars eighty four cents after five years the agricultural machinery giant known for its green tractors enjoyed a pandemic Boone gear is expected to report record profits of between five point seven billion dollars and five point nine billion dollars this year hi

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 FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers

"Called Buse and it's made by RJ Reynolds the FDA says Buse helped smokers to either quit or significantly reduce their use of cigarettes this is part of an attempt to bring scientific scrutiny to the multi billion dollar Peiping industry after years of delays last month the agency said it had rejected applications for more than a million E. cigarettes and related products mainly because of their potential appeal to underage teenagers no decisions have been made yet on the market leader jul the FDA's decision only applies to views is refillable solar power device and its tobacco flavored nicotine cartridge at Donahue Washington

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House Set to Temporarily Raise Debt Limit

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 weeks ago

House Set to Temporarily Raise Debt Limit

"The house votes to extend the federal debt limit today members of the US house of representatives return to the nation's capital today to vote on temporarily extending the federal government's borrowing power to December the Senate passed the debt limit extension Thursday night approving four hundred eighty billion dollars in you borrowing the extension will avoid a first ever federal default Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell allowed the two month reprieve but has said he won't do it again eight of the eleven Republican senators who helped Democrats approve the debt limit increase are either retiring or not up for reelection until twenty twenty four or later Mike

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Explains How Two Democratic Bills Are a Recipe for Instant Socialism in America

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:44 min | 2 weeks ago

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Explains How Two Democratic Bills Are a Recipe for Instant Socialism in America

"With us is congresswoman. Marjorie taylor green. Who is calling for everyone to do what they can to try. And tell the senate not to raise the debt limit congresswoman. Are you there. Yes hi charlie. Thanks for having me on your show. You bet you sent out a tweet saying everyone needs to call the senate switchboard. Let's take a step back. Walk us through the significance of this and the latest when it comes to the fights happening in washington dc. Okay well just to break it down. Everyone needs to understand that the democrats are working very hard to pass to ells the infrastructure. Bill which is almost one point two trillion dollars and the budget which they had it at three point five trillion. Then they took it up to four point three trillion and that's when mansion and cinema and the senate said no. We will not vote for this. It's too much money. But here's what you all need to know about. Both of these bills them for structure bill is not about paving roads or building. Bridges it's really about socialism as a matter of fact almost about round six percent of the infrastructure bill only goads towards real infrastructure roads and bridges. The rest of it is full on socialism with big programs in even seven point. Five billion dollars that will build five hundred thousand electric vehicle charging stations all over the country because they want to force america on electric vehicles which will force us to be energy independent or energy dependent. I'm sorry on china and then the budget. The budget is even worse. The budget is full passage of the green new deal and more socialism. These will be programs will never be able to undo. It will fully wreck our economy and hurt americans in the future

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Is This Part of God's Plan to Wake the Sleepwalkers?

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:56 min | 2 weeks ago

Is This Part of God's Plan to Wake the Sleepwalkers?

"Am convinced that god has allowed this to happen to us to wake up people and not just to wake up the church but to wake up patriots too. Because you know when you're talking about something like truth all truth is of god. He is truth. There are people that have been sleepwalking. And things have been okay and they don't need to do anything. I we pay our taxes and we try to not break the law and we go and you realize no in order to keep the republic. There's more to do and we've forgotton for about fifty years. How serious it is to keep freedom and what is happening now as you said people are waking up it is getting so ugly but it's like suddenly it it reminds me of like in a thriller. you know or was saying when i recognize suddenly i realize your votes dominance like there's a moment when you realize that the other person realizes they they're onto you and at that moment everything changes and so. I think what has happened with. This current administration is that they've kind of realized that if they don't win like they better be really careful because people are kind of onto them so they think it's an all out war now and they are pushing things that we couldn't have dreamt of even a year ago. I mean absurd things. What happened in afghanistan. I to this day can't begin to understand how it's possible even for somebody as incompetent and horrible as joe biden. It's hard for me to perceive that they were well when you consider that we hadn't lost servicemen eighteen months prior to that not not one american died in afghanistan. Well but i mean it's not even that i mean that just makes it dramatic but i mean to leave behind eighty billion dollars like there's no part of my brain that can comprehend how any president would allow

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The Latest: US to increase at-home coronavirus rapid tests

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 weeks ago

The Latest: US to increase at-home coronavirus rapid tests

"There will be many more at home corona virus rapid tests in the coming months the White House says the country is on pace to have about two hundred million at home covert nineteen rapid test available per month beginning in December that's about four times more than earlier this year officials add that the supply boost as a result of a new one billion dollar federal investment on top of the two billion dollars committed to increasing the availability of the convenient diagnostic test in September while less accurate than PCR tests at home kids are cheaper and faster they allow for screening of school children long term care residents and office workers I'm Shelley Adler

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 Michael J. Fox to receive honorary AARP Purpose Prize Award

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 3 weeks ago

Michael J. Fox to receive honorary AARP Purpose Prize Award

"D. A. A. R. P. will give an honorary award to actor Michael J. fox for his work with Parkinson's disease I marches are a letter with the latest Michael J. fox will receive the honorary AARP purpose prize award during a virtual ceremony on December fifteenth fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in nineteen ninety one and founded the Michael J. fox foundation for Parkinson's research in two thousand the organization has funded more than one billion dollars in programs for Parkinson's research the

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Biden's $3.5T Reconciliation Bill Provides Handouts to Illegal Immigrants

Mark Levin

01:36 min | 3 weeks ago

Biden's $3.5T Reconciliation Bill Provides Handouts to Illegal Immigrants

"And our Friends at excuse me at the free Beacon Joseph Simpson Democrats talk multi-billion dollar handout to illegal immigrants into the reconciliation done And we know they've put tens of billions of dollars in there for left wing groups The 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill include extends the child tax credit to anyone in the United States Who provides an individual taxpayer identification number Overturning a crucial safeguard against fraud federal law Ricardo valid social security numbers The only American citizens get that To receive the cash transfer from the federal government the potential payoff for illegal immigrants who have an individual taxpayer identification number if you can believe that Is massive with each family receiving a monthly payment of 250 to $300 per child This has been snuck into the Bill This is what I'm talking about We've got to look at the substance too A survey from Pew Research Center found that roughly 675,000 children are not eligible for social security number making the tax credit expansion for illegal aliens cost between two and two and a half $1 billion a year Other estimates put the total number of illegal children residing in the United States and more than 800,000 So families regardless of their legal status with the eligible to receive checks of $3600 per year per child Including illegal aliens

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Trial against pharmacy chains' opioid sales set to begin

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 weeks ago

Trial against pharmacy chains' opioid sales set to begin

"Testimony gets underway today in a federal trial aimed at penalizing major drug store chains for how they dispensed addictive pain killers two Ohio counties are suing retailer CVS Walgreens Walmart and giant eagle claiming they've created a public nuisance by selling some one hundred forty one million prescription pain killing drugs between the years twenty twelve and twenty sixteen and that the cost of abatement for the opioid addiction crisis is about a billion dollars for each county defense attorneys say the pharmacies were filling prescriptions written by doctors for patients with a legitimate medical need and that federal guidelines were followed right aid settled its lawsuit for an undisclosed amount I'm Jackie Quinn

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Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 weeks ago

Pharmacies face 1st trial over role in opioid crisis

"In a bellwether federal trial starting Monday some big name chain pharmacies go to court for their first trial over what their role was in the opioid crisis from twenty twelve to twenty sixteen so many prescription painkillers were dispensed in Lake County Ohio the amount equal to two hundred and sixty five pills for every resident according to officials and in nearby trouble it was four hundred pills for every resident attorney say the overdose epidemic has cost each county at least a billion dollars they're suing CVS Walgreens giant eagle and Walmart who say they were merely filling prescriptions pharmacy chain rite aid settled with the counties the trial as part of a broader constellation of federal opioid lawsuits about three thousand and all that have been consolidated I'm Julie Walker

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Congress passes bill to avert partial government shutdown

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 3 weeks ago

Congress passes bill to avert partial government shutdown

"Congress temporarily averted a government funding crisis with a short term measure government with hours to spare Congress sent legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown to president Biden the legislation did not raise the debt limit that keeps the government funded through December third it includes over twenty eight billion dollars in relief for those recovering from hurricane ida and other natural disasters in over six billion dollars to support the resettlement of Afghanistan evacuees the house approved a short term funding measure with a bipartisan two hundred and fifty four two hundred and seventy five vote although a majority of Republicans in both chambers voted against it Jennifer king Washington

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Why Democrats Love Inflation

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:25 min | 3 weeks ago

Why Democrats Love Inflation

"Have made the argument here on this program that many democrats want inflation. Inflation helps the corporate class and allows them to pay off their debts. Did you know that. Us corporations expanded their balance sheets. By barring six hundred billion dollars in the last year they knew that interest rates will never get the slow again and so every day companies and especially the fortune one hundred companies. They went on a borrowing spree. They borrowed more money. Then they have in recent memory because they knew that all of a sudden if inflation is going to kick in if inflation is going to occur. You want to have as much debt as you possibly can manage or almost more than you can manage. Because then the eight percent inflation radio or the six percent inflation rate a year will actually minimize the debt burden. You have you might as well live it up while you can. Rich people do very well when inflation comes if you own physical assets land gold silver or you're able to move money quickly especially liquid. You'll do fine in the midst of inflation. The people that inflation hurts the most our young people students and middle class workers

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Dissident Claims Chinese Communist Party Pays Vatican $2 Billion Annually For Church's Silence

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:14 min | 3 weeks ago

Dissident Claims Chinese Communist Party Pays Vatican $2 Billion Annually For Church's Silence

"There is a a financial material motive for pope francis to promote mass immigration both in europe and in america in europe first of all. What is the vatican's largest source of income at the moment because the vatican's almost bankrupt it. Can i guess you guess Selling indulgences would would that. No no. no. It's nothing that wholesome charging money to see relatives. China communist china two billion dollars in bribes from communist china every year since the vatican made its alliance with china three years ago. Hang according to these. Listen i don't. I don't get that explain that i don't get what you're saying a whistle blower from communist china china reported and it was. It was on breitbart that the chinese communist party every year. Two billion dollars to the vatican. Now i maybe this is true. Maybe this is not but this is a chinese communist was a lower and it had it apparently was part of the secret deal that the pedophile cardinal mccarrick negotiated in china three years

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

03:14 min | 2 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley

"Oh so yeah so. It's not in the same. My podcast but i just wanted to bring it up. Because it's something that i think is just It's amazing thing. You know. When i was dancing with amy purdy on the asking the stars it was one of my favorite seasons of all time Mainly because she just introduced me to this world of paralympian in the paralympics And actually went to sochi russia. Spend time with her train her right before she went and did olympic competition like it was it was crazy. I'm like you cooler in this chat before you're about to go like train for rbm dogo compete for the paralympics are you. Are you search and wish she was she you know she medaled which is incredible and As as in snowboarder but she introduced me to that world in right now. We're gearing up for the tokyo tokyo. Twenty paralympics right now. And there's this beautiful podcast a six part series And it's called equal to and it's It's hosted by sophie. Morgan and basically it's about six years exports biggest challenges faced by disability community and It just brings up a conversation about. What's new dr equality and it's it's really cool because the creators of this stay actually the Call harder than you think. And they've produced this movie. That's called rising phoenix on netflix. And got one always awards. It's amazing amazing. But yeah it's it's a really really great. Ben go check it out. It's called equal to find on iheart. You know all the different platforms. Listen to podcasts. it's It's really cool but yeah apr people always ask me like. What is my favorite season desk cards. And i'm all always right up there. I isla yeah. She's became yeah. She's incredible yeah. She was on our podcast and i remember and then even just the last few years she's been through a it's her strength mentally and her physical strength is beyond anything that i can even understand. She is yeah absolutely incredible. It's amazing because you know people like look at the physical disabilities right. Perhaps you know they're like oh. She has two prosthetic legs but be emotional fitness in the mental fitness. That is that they acquire during always difficult. Times is unbelievable. You know so you. So you and right now i feel like one of the strongest currencies to have in. The world is is emotional and mental fitness. Honestly i think especially with someone's going on. I think we all get sucked into certain things. And we all get sort of hijacked mentally And that's i would say that we live in a time now where i feel like that bad. is as important if not more important than just physical fitness and. I think that somebody like her. Who's been through so much Is a huge inspiration. Yeah so i have a question for you regarding the season dancing with the stars because they announced the joe c was going to be dancing with the same sex partner for the first time. And it's awesome..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:18 min | 2 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Man when jack up back to new york landed and interview with narrow president at the time a man who had fittingly left the island and set up shop on another one that also had plenty of illicit cash flowing within it manhattan. I get this phone call from. I think the pr agent for the country of narrow. They have one. She says that. I can meet bernard do yoga. The president of nauru in his hotel at the you know such and such on you know midtown for an hour. The have breakfast with him. Sounds like crate. So i grabbed my reporters and run up there. Check asked him. what's the next. Move your country. Now that these get rich quick schemes. Have all fizzled out. And he explained that some geologists had come to the island and had noted that those strange pinnacles that formed in the in topside channels created these pinnacles of coral. And that if you cut these down with these very special sauce because it's rock is the hardest rock on the planet could cut it flat and then polish it and make it into coffee tables and he was saying that you know. We're thinking that that might be.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

05:05 min | 2 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Five dollars or something or fifty bucks. And so of course that allowed for all kinds of people that create identities. That were very handy. If you were an international man of mystery or say a mad bomber any of those job descriptions would require a second identity and narrow ha. You could do that on the on. The internet to you could apply for a passport sentence and pictures and all of a sudden poof. You had a narrow passport.

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

06:09 min | 2 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"After the musical flopped and nauru's government lost seven million bucks. There was even more pressure to make the illicit finance machine hums to life and by the late nineteen ninety s it had some estimates even suggest that to seventy billion dollars was flowing through banks registered in their at the time banks that we're all operating out of a single billion dollars shack filled with computer equipment that hosted the servers so in one thousand nine hundred nine. Jack hit decided. Try and visit the shack. Well when i first tried to go there. They told me that didn't allow journalists. And so i just took rather semantic perspective and went there as a tourist and never had to misrepresent myself. Because when. I got to the customs in brisbane australia so that was the only city that had a flight on air narrow at the time to the island c. You had to fly to australia. I sydney and then after brisbane and then and then fly over to narrow. And when i was checking in their ad book the flight. That was not a problem but when i was checking with their customs they asked me what was my preferred description of my profession. And i said i was an essayist which is true. It also turns out that there was a about a dozen australian scientists who were all assay tests. As s. a. y. On the plane with me an assayas by the way is a person who analyzes rocks and metals to determine the quantity and quality of the oars hiding within and so we were all just assured onto the plan then i spelled correctly on my documentation and walked onto the plane and landed in their room after that they were. I was sort of like on the run the time i was there almost immediately. Jack got a sense of how parochial the island was and how badly the ruins had ruined their tropical paradise. This just a bit of a hike from the airport to the one motel but they had when i got there and it looked like any other hotel except that there was no really any running water and for the tire like i think it was there for about five days. I never had any water. Except one when i tried to shower and it came out for about a minute. There's no natural water left on the island so all water has to be either desalinated or flown in in these large plastic crates sitter fitted customized to fit into the chairs of a boeing seven thirty-seven. This is what. I the air narrow had one plane and the back half of it was filled with these customized crates which were filled with mostly water settled in but without having a shower. Jack set off to find the euphemistically named new agency corporation. The entity that was responsible for hosting all the shell banks. Those hubs of illicit finance. Anyone who wanted to open one of those banks just needed to visit. Www dot anti taxes dot com and fork over twenty five grand and voila. You've got yourself a bank. The websites pitch was that you could quote improve your image by owning your own bank or that. You could start a bank to hide money from a quote vindictive. Ex-spouse of course the so-called vindictive ex-spouse usually referred to tax collectors back in your home country which in the late nineteen ninety s for the clientele of nauru was most likely be russia. One estimate from the us treasury department around this time suggested that roughly four hundred of these banks were set up in this. Illicit bonanza so. You know i'm there. And i'm very upfront about what i'm doing. I want to see where the banks are. And they'll tell me. Oh yes well all of that. In this building down here and sure enough it was just a simple little like duplex structure to doors centered in the middle of this little building and i could see that out of every window was a an air conditioning unit because having obviously that many computers in a hot equatorial climate as dangerous for computers. So this is a little building was just this giant refrigerator. As jack stood there. He contemplated what that building represented. millions of. People were poor because of that building because of that shack robbed of their countries wealth by greedy oligarchs and criminals from russia's rapidly expanding underworld people thousands of miles away. Had almost certainly been murdered over. The vast sums squirrelled away in that shack. Jack was there to check it out not to ponder it And so i went up there and banged on the door and said i wanted to see if i could. I want to see if i could find somebody there who would give me a tour of inside this building and this middle aged woman with a broom answered the door and defied herself as the cleaning lady of this place and said that probably she would be the only person i'd be able to talk to so i did meet the cleaning lady of the emerging global economy. I never got any closer to anyone there. The strange thing about the whole operation was that new room wasn't even taking that big of a cut. They mostly made money from that. Twenty five thousand dollar bank startup fee. They weren't raking in big bucks from the billions that were digitally stored in that check so even as they started to face a lot of international pressure from western governments to crack down on their offshore banks the government of neuro kept trying out new schemes hoping to diversify their portfolio of offerings to people. Who didn't want to be traced another thing they did was You could basically get a narrow passport.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

01:41 min | 2 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"Research you'll find a lot of other shows. That have lost an awful lot more money every day every night every joe however try out the mind.

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts

07:56 min | 2 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

"I hate ads dream. Podcasts i bet you do too. That's why i've decided not to have any the season and it's possible to do that. Because i make power corrupts independently and i do it for fun rather than to make money but it does cost money to produce each episode so if you want to support my work. There are two ways that you can help out. The first is a bit unconventional here. Goes preorder my new book. Corruptible who gets power and how it changes us. Which comes out on november ninth from ceos and criminals to cult leaders and homeowners association tyrants. I explored the bizarre relationship between humans and power. And it's the most fun thing that i've ever written so i hope you'll enjoy it second. You can become a subscriber on patron where you'll get access to bonus content including uncut interviews the chance to win having beers or coffee with me over zoom depending on your preferences and time zone of course and even a full bonus episode of the season on the history of corruption good a patriot dot com slash power corrupts for more details. And thank you for listening and for your support now. Back to duke minks and too narrow. So jake makes back in the sixties was a rhody for a band. I think the bamboo cooled unit to plus full or unit. Four plus two a. Checked by the way it's unit four plus two. They had one hit wonder in the nineteen sixties. He spends a few years as a rhody in the sixty s in the music scene and then he eventually moves into the finance sector. I guess and at some point in his career he eventually becomes one of nauru's financial advisers. And so he's in conversation with neru advising them on different investments can make and he's still in touch with the lead singer of this band that he was a rhody fall back in the sixties and one day they're chatting and the singer of the band guy called tummy mola. He puts his idea to mix and he says oh you know. Wouldn't it be wonderful to write the next big musical and maybe new neru could invest in it. So it's actually disguise idea and he puts it to jeer and then she takes it to the president of noor and somewhat unexpectedly. The president accepts and agrees that noor will financially back this musical that this musician from the uk is writing for the low low price of just seven million dollars. Duke minks promised the powerbrokers in the rule that he would deliver a west. End and broadway bonanza because as everyone knows musicals are the surest way to make big money. I lived in new york most of my life and that was kind of a running joke. Was that anyone who invest in a theater production a theater angel with someone who had to do it for love and for no other reason because almost certainly you. We're gonna lose your shirt of course. If you've got an amazing idea for a musical you might just get lucky. And the rue decided to hang its financial fate. Partly on well. I wouldn't say it's an amazing idea but certainly it was a unique one. The show was to be about leonardo davinci falling in love with the mona lisa. There were only two problems with that idea but to be fair they were reasonably big ones. We can perhaps discuss what was the flow of having a musical based on leonardo davinci's love life. It's a pretty sloppy concept because my understanding is that it's pretty widely accepted that leonardo davinci was probably gay. And there's no historical evidence to support that he ever had any relationship. That was romantic with the mona lisa. But the musical is about their love and it's full of love songs between them and serenading and him agonizing over not being able to painter. Maybe someone should have rethought that attacks haven musical partly funded by seagulls and partly funded by russian oligarchs and bob stors. I was hooked tracked down an old playbill for leonardo the musical. A portrait of love. I started googling the names of actors and actresses who had appeared in major roles hoping to track one of them down to ask them about the production finally got hit. I believed i'd found lisa. Hollander an actress who had top billing in the show for playing one of the main roles. I found what i thought was her phone number and texted her out of the blue in. What must have been the most insane message. She'd received in some time asking her. Whether i could speak to her about musicals. Money seabirds corruption. An island called narrow. She responded almost immediately with one line. Sorry you've got the wrong lisa so i just made an assumption. I went no. You've obviously got the wrong person. Because they didn't read it properly. What i read was leonardo da vinci museum. I didn't read musical so hence my sort of all know not definitely not me thankfully persisted insisting that i was pretty sure she was the right lisa when she reread my message. She was a bit taken aback as she hadn't thought about leonardo da vinci the musical for a few decades and she knew next to nothing about where it came from. Who paid for it or why it would be of interest to someone for a podcast more than a quarter century later and so i told her the whole story much to her bewilderment and amusement and then i asked her how she ended up in the seemingly doomed to fail production. Yes it's quite funny. Actually i was in a production at the new reward mill theater. Which if i had a little over here. I couldn't even find out what it was called on approval on approval at the water mill thatcher. Newbury the days before mobile phones. Which might children think is hysterical. We would get the payphone there with rings and i remember i was standing there. I got to call from my agent saying okay lisa. We've got an audition for you say tomorrow or next day for the musical. Leonardo and immediately i said. But that's the one that's gonna close isn't it which is an extraordinary at reaction and my agent said. Oh yeah but works work so sure enough. I auditioned for it. And i got the part of catherine which now i look back is hardly even mentioned you to the character doesn't exist as far as i can google but it was in the days before the internet so but i was definitely in it. The reason lisa had that extraordinary reaction knowing it was likely to close before it even opened is because the reviews for the musicals. Preliminary run in oxford were in and they were awful. One critic even called it quote utter bilge. Lisa wasn't naive so she knew that reviews like that meant that this musical wasn't going to be the next cats and that its days were numbered certainly. In those days the press had a huge influence on what was going to succeed and what was going to fail before it even been written virtually. And that's very much much. What happened very much. What happened with this story. Lisa's mom who attended the show remembers things a bit differently than the reviewers did. I was asking my mom. I said you know what your memories of the show. And she said it wasn't as bad as they said and she got very upset because she was standing outside on the first night. Listening to these dare. I say slightly pumpers reviewers going blah blah about this dreadful production blah. She was sitting there you know. Have they been watching the same show. It isn't bad yes. There are bits of it. That are a bit willow but as a story. And i think i saw somewhere it said it was the biggest flop in london and i thought i think so. I'm sure if you do the.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on Power Corrupts

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

04:17 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"There but the first line of richard the third was now is the winter of our discontent in that play. Richard the last line is a horse. A horse my kingdom for a horse now in this scene mid-winter doesn't say anything. And i would love some line like that from midwinter. When he was going under the water to me it would have brought the whole movie home with a type of continuity based on this key phrase of now is the winter of our discontent instead. We just see midwinter slowly sinking into the water. That would have been a great idea for the movie tom here. We get another quick cut to stack. As he takes the marker from the map that represented bid windsors army and toss us aside with a wry smile on his face. Then back the harry on the ice the score has gone quiet. Harry is once again alone on the ice and needs to walk a long way to get outta there. The dead silence is broken by the sound of a helicopter. Well stock gets out of the helicopter and talked about patriotism and how some people like midwinter can be both a patriot and a very stupid man or brings that out in people. It's a great short speech by stock. Oh absolutely that actually was good. Yeah gary the eggs and leaves so once again harrys alone on his vast amount of ice. He's hitting lafayette now. And we see him walking. Just like when ross left him and finally finally we get a transition. The scene fades to trafalgar square to. Ross how so when. He's in his office to figure out what the picture on the wall. In ross office was it was kind of covered by by their heads. But if you remember the butterflies from funeral in berlin they're gone and there's a new picture hanging there but again i couldn't really tell what it was. I'd love to know because that's spot has held significance in the prior to movies. There's another surprise in this scene which we're not gonna give away but palmer will work for us. Again was a mission successful. Yes and no. He prevented the invasion by the nut. Midwinter but did he get the eggs back and who england produced these virus eggs anyway. Well there was the macguffin. It really doesn't matter. It's just like this movie for me now. I wanna i wanna close by talking about this being the third harry palmer movie. We've talked in the past. About how the third james bond movie with new actor tended to be a really good movie if not that actress. Best ya goldfinger. the spy. Who loved me. The world is not enough sky. Fall for bonn. I'd question sky fall over casino royale true but mission impossible three. The godfather come to mind is third movies. That didn't live up to the series godfather. Three better than a lot of the critics. But it still wasn't as good as the first two and this is another example. Michael caine god of his five movie deal after this movie yet another antibody tribute to billion dollar brain. It didn't follow the bond pattern of the third movie being so good. Yeah i liked it. But funeral in berlin is still my favorite harry palmer movie with michael. Cain and billion dollar brain is probably my least favorite of the three. So maybe it should have been million dollar brain. Well that's a wrap. You can tell that time then like this one as much as i did but let us know what you think. Thanks for listening. This has been dancing. Vestry in town a spy movie navigator dot com. We hope you enjoyed.

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

03:40 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"And okay i'm done at this. Point is the time. Leave the theater yet. Leone harrier still in helsinki. We're done right. i quite wrong. No we still have the general deal with. Harry is supposed to bring the eggs back to england another direct cut to general midwinter in a window overlooking a platoon of henchman. All dressed in white coats. There is a very nazi hitler. Feel to this he again. Invokes god by saying with god on our side. How can we fail. Oh my god yes. so much. For an antibody. Appeal to the harry. Palmer moi's meglomaniac acting like he's above all a platoon of henchmen wearing common uniforms and trying to track him down. Let's see who's movies to this sort of thing james bond. Maybe i mean. I thought harry was supposed to be the anti bond and not fall into these tropes. This feels wrong. For a harry palmer. Movie to me yeah. This is spectacular in terms of Of the whole sort story set anyway. The general has this military hard hat on with four stars on it and his organization's logo Instead of the tight shots we saw them in texas. He's centered on the screen but doesn't take up. The whole screen is scene is reminiscent of the scene. We see six years later in the movie. Patent or patent is addressing his troops so very much like that while this goes on and midwinter is walking amongst his troops. We see harry and leo driving to meet up with the general we also see other. Parts of the uprising have started the troops. Get into oil tankers for a long drive to latvia. Wow and like how. They use the oil tankers to transport troops here. You wouldn't think you were looking at a military operation. It brings me back to licensed to kill where the tankers are used to remove the drugs. And i hadn't realized how some of that movie appears to have been inspired from this one. Yeah well actually. You could go back to the nineteen forty nine james cagney movie white heat. They criminals hiding in an oil tanker. Maybe they inspired this billion dollar brain. Seen could be. Yeah yeah so now heroine. Leo are too late when they get to wear. The general was and they leave to catch. Up with the tankers and again we have a quick cut with the advanced team setting down navigation lights on the ice and the trucks continue forward. This time we're back to the tight shots again and this is happening. We see stock military room with planes on a map being pushed around as you've seen in many war movies is counterattack has started the planes bombed the tankers and the ice cracking the ice we see mid winter's plans cracking along with the ice winters troops and tankers fall through the ice. Harry jumps out of his car which falls into the icy water again. This isn't a harry palmer movie. It looks like a bond movie here. He's the score is very good here too. Brassy military music. It's very good throughout the movie. But here it's especially good. We midwinter army fall into the cold water and drown. We see midwinter do the same bringing his diabolical plan to an end so much for god being on his side. Okay so if you remember at the beginning of this podcast if you can remember back that far. I said i thought they missed an opportunity when they used. Now is the winter of our discontent. I get that. The winter in helsinki and the general being midwinter the.

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

02:17 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"He says we're going into the twenty first century. This is how wars are going to be fought and life is going to be lived. I'll tell harry of the computer center my brain. It costs me one billion dollars. This is where the title comes from. this is a honeywell computer facility and it looks great. Yes it stated by today's standard but it was absolutely state of the art. Nineteen sixty seven on. This movie was made and look it up prophetic. It was in terms of how wars are going to be fought. I mean this is exactly what goes on today so that was actually pretty prophetic. This is my favorite line is whole crazy. Seen it makes the pentagon look like a room. In the alamo and talking about the computer that's just terrific and of course i don't know if you've ever been to the alamo small. It is now at this point. I'm wondering why. The general is so trusting of harry. Harry was supposed to be killed. Brains orders yet. Here he is. I stopped trying to put logic in this movie. Longtime there's twist this where it's like. Why why would he be doing that. Yeah leo's in the computer center and there's constant motion going on general midwinter is raging on and on about communism the russians china. You name it. He's going to take it all down. What really cracks me up. But really i thought was funny. Was that during all of this. The general grabs a deck of about thirty to fifty computer cards and says this is the program for revolution when we feed them into this machine. Latvia is going to be in one big turmoil. These send out orders to all of our agents and latvia to begin the uprising. They take over the radio stations. The police the post office the airports and then the general shows them punched paper tape. This was another way. Computers could read programs so maybe that deck was just the instructions to the agents. Today they would do it by text message but there's no way that small little check in and of itself would have been enough of a program to take down latvia. They they came so close to getting this whole computer thing right here. This one just correct. I think the deck was more of a symbol of what the computer can do anyway..

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:19 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"When harry gets there but there's a lot of art in this place and i don't know that much about art to comment directly put a guy named matthew bradford does and he has a blog called double section where he wrote about this movie what he said about the art. I just couldn't say this any better. I'm just going to quote him from this. Whether it's the juxtaposition of beautiful two-dimensional nudes cut in with quick shots of a grotesque brutally murdered body or the sudden appearance of painted finished deity serving as a stern reminder. That men in the world of espionage are but pawns of the larger unfathomable and disease the ever-present wall art plays a crucial role in russell storytelling. And there's a lot of it and we're going to see more of it in a little while to so hairy leaves dr karna. By way of being chloroform d- he wakes up the two big guys with the black bar. Yeah he wakes up in a limo with colonel. Ross who proceeds the blackmail. Harry into rejoining am i five. There's a briefing in the car. And harry takes oath to join them. I five again. east old. Getting the egg back to the british laboratory is his mission. All right now wait. Wait wait wait. I want to stop you before you go on because in this scene there is absolutely great. Callback the chris file as ross is trying to convince harry to come back. He says to them now. Listen to me. That was the key action phrase if you will in the brainwashing seats through and you have chris file. Yup it activated the brainwashing. Yes yeah now later in the in this movie billion dollar brain colonel stock says listen to me at multiple points. Yes but he doesn't say. Now listen to me. They crossed us here so. I'm almost wondering if that callback. Harry kind of agreed. Go along after ross. Has this conversation with now. listen to me. Maybe there wasn't an effect or even though he the files seemed like not to have been brainwashed. Whoa hey this. That's a good. That's a good call out. That's that was one that i'm like. Oh i love that. Yeah that's cool all right so now. We have more intrigued thrown at us here. The eggs are filled with nasty viruses. What will be done with these viruses and by who and to whom in two thousand and one. We're still very much worried about viruses so for nineteen sixty seven. This is a very intriguing disclosure for the viewer to learn. Yeah there's another thing that might have been an influence or in a future movie from this scene in the car. If we jump forward to the james bond movie tomorrow never dies in that movie. After they leave the admiral bond m robinson and moneypenny are whisked at high speed to the airport and they have a briefing in the car similar to briefing. That ross has with harry kind of telling them what's up the big difference here is that harry is the antibody so in this case colonel..

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:05 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"That i think was one of the most clever things. That harry doesn't whole series. I mean this was really. You've got this thing can't open it up. How do i see what's in it. Oh i'll take an x ray of the shoe store brilliant. Yeah it was terrific and so okay. So he's got to bring these eggs to helsinki. That's his instructions. This is the basis of the plot. And the rest of the movie details harry palmer's efforts to deliver these eggs and what these eggs might mean and who is who and so on so to me. The fun of this movie is what happens as we move from piece to piece of the platte and who is doing what for who and why sounds confusing. Yeah i'm not even sure. I've watched movie ten times. I'm not sure. I one hundred percent get the whole plot of this movie. It is confusing. But eventually if you watch it a lot it makes and we're gonna make some sense of it here. Which is oh okay. We're gonna try right so we eventually do come to find out that these eggs are carrying a virus on nasty virus and as we're dealing with the covid thing right now. It's kind of apropos. We talk about this now. This virus theme something. We also see in mission impossible to where the camera virus is going to be unleashed in order to sell the antidote so a slightly different twist on it but the virus is getting released to do bad things so in either case with what we're doing what we're going through with the corona virus or what's happening with the virus in this movie the viruses are not going to be used in a nice way there all right so we're going to focus on a few key scenes. Here palmer has to helsinki. This is a great setting. I went to helsinki a few summers ago. It was a beautiful warm day. The swimming area next to the docks was opened was packed with the locals. The farmers market was alive. Lots of boats on the water. Lots of activity. We went out to the island. Were parts of this. Movie are filled. It looked like a vibrant city. Let's shift to the movie in this movie. It's winter remember. We said eglise role as general mid-winter their snow and ice. All around you get the feeling of relations. Most of the shots are wide shots with very few close ups in our podcast where we interviewed yohannes ekelund. He mentioned that. Helsinki was more right in the winter. It was made for the winter. This movie sure gives us that impression. We also just did a podcast on the two thousand twenty one movie cliff walkers that was sad and snow as well but at a very different feel. They're the snow was beautiful. And billion dollar brain snow and ice makes me think of desolation and harry is alone in this environment a few times throughout this movie and also the code phrase mentioned earlier now is the winter of our discontent this setting states. That perfectly yeah it really and you see him walking there. Sometimes you feel like oh my god you are really in the middle of nowhere on your own and you have no idea what's happening. Which is you know the whole thing in the movie. So we'd helsinki harry meets anya. Who brings him to asana the steam billows out of the room when the doors opened in the cold i thought that was so cool that affect me too. That's nice that makes you. It makes you cold and it kind of like a warm up. When i go in in case we forget it was gold there..

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

05:24 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"Must not be harry. We see a toaster. A classic music album dirty dishes abroad under the bed. A shoe with a hole in it and the picture of a naked woman on the wall again. This is not looking like a bond movie at this point. Yeah you mentioned maybe from lower class. British movies are really about class and in the different class ranks. So here we see this. We assume the hp detective agency is harry palmer. But here we go. Yeah this is. This is about as far from bond in the way bind live as we can as we can imagine here much further away from the bond life then we saw the file and funeral berlin. We have to remember that at the end. The funeral in berlin. Harry quit so he was no longer in five so i guess things haven't gone so well for harry up to this point anyway. This is going on here. Walks into the room with his gun out and tells the flashlight guy. Hey raise your hands above your head and slowly turn around. We see its colonel. Ross who wants to rehire harry for a project as he turns around and stumps cornflakes out of the box. I love that part. just terrific. somehow they don't seem out of place there you pull it out of a file cabinet dumps. Fortunately here he's carrying a grocery bag with him as he's walking in and he's got his gun and he's got a brand new box of cornflakes in it. So it's like. Oh my god always be prepared with the cornflakes. Yeah ross always a bureaucrat. Tells palmer he can be in palmer's place because he has a d. seventy-two authorization in four hundred and ten and a search warrant from the metropolitan police. The usa form numbers again from the early movies continues here. It's funny. It cracks me up because in all of these movies. These form numbers keep coming up just showing the bureaucracy of five now. Ross wants to bring harry back to five and.

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Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

04:37 min | 4 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

"Join us. As were cracking the code of the nine hundred sixty seven spy movie billion dollar brain. It's the third movie in the harry palmer series after hip chris. File and funeral in berlin. So let's dive into the movie billion dollar brain. They bring back. Ross guy. Doleman and colonel stock oscar homolka from the earlier movies. I was happy to see them again. Especially stock. I loved that character me to the other main characters are leo played. Perfectly by karl and anya. France was dorleac. She was catherine deneuve older sister. Either way they're not turned down the offer to play tracy and on her majesty's secret service. Hoops general mid-winter is enthusiastically. Played by ed. Begley and i worked is portrayed by vladeck shabelle. Okay so one thing. I wanted to say about this. Cast their three oscar winners in this one askar nominee in the movie coincidentally all three were four the best actor in supporting role. There was also an honorary oscar winner in this cast him as a great cast. So michael caine one supporting actor for hanner sisters nine hundred eighty six and again in one thousand ninety nine for the cider house rules. He had four other oscar nominations. Now karl malden one for his nineteen fifty two portrayal in the movie. Streetcar named desire and he was also nominated in nineteen fifty four for on the waterfront to great. It's terrific and then ed begley one thousand nine hundred sixty two movie. Sweet bird of youth beating. Out omar sherie for lawrence of arabia and a future blofeld. Telly savalas who was nominated for. Birdman of alcatraz oscar homolka was nominated for nineteen forty eight. I remember mama and we should add that donald sutherland. He had a brief role. Is the voice of the computer won an honorary in two thousand eighteen. So they definitely had some acting prowess in this cast. Yeah absolutely i. Just i just wish. They gave him a better script to work with i. Hey i'm not so bad on this one. I know you remember when we talked about the pre title sequence witnessed podcast on the pre title sequence. Two diamonds are forever. You really didn't like that. Pre title sequence. I kind of have similar feelings towards this movie compared to the other media it's grown on me. I like it the more. I watched it all right. The names the names are interesting. Kara moldan's name is new. Begin like there's a new beginning to his relationship with palmer brewing. Oh general mid-winter practically the whole movie takes place during a cold winter reflecting back to the cold war between the us and the soviet union. And even dr i wore. I wore all right..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

04:23 min | 10 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"Own biggest fan. Yes if it was coming to the conclusion is there any final thoughts You guys have on the film. Shane referred to. I know It's it's when i would watch again with some large glasses of scotch late on a saturday night. you know. maybe. I wouldn't turn it over on tv but it no aena. It doesn't have the pedigree of funeral in berlin. Or if chris filed for me and apparently the next two that came out in the eighties atrocious. I've never watched them. They are on my list to pick up a party just dreadful so shame radi the character and i just think it's a missed opportunity. They worry where where tackling them all look forward to that. I have no idea what we subs into. But yeah the the nineties. Tv movies We'll be revisiting. Harry palmer again. What about you cami final Tidbits this is a movie. That reminds me because i don't have a huge background with harry palmer but i do have a big background with batman movies and growing up. I absolutely loved the first two timber and batmans. And i remember watching batman forever and just being like what the hell was that after. Those first two. I feel like billion dollar. Brain is kind of the batman forever. It's better than batman forever to be fair. I don't want to get people to rankled up but more the sense that just totally. It feels like a whole other beast and when you try to watch it in connection to those first two. It's just kind of frustrating. And so like. It's a movie that i can totally recommended people in the sense that if you've watched the first to just kind of see though the bizarro realms that the sequels go in the franchise goes but it's also a movie that it's just i don't know you know it's just something that exists that i'm glad i watched. I felt a certain amount of you know. I felt like it was when i could walk away from an actually have a bit of reward from say men in black two but it just kind of frustrated me a lot and i just want to say well eat kelloggs cornflakes. They're good for you. They great vitamins to you. Where i will say though is that. I think the three of us are pretty much agreement about the movie but what i will say is if if our listeners if i can share this on your show if you google double o section billion dollar brain there's a gentleman called matthew bradford who you absolutely need to have on an episode of spy hans. He is a film expert and he loves this movie and he's written a very glowing review of this movie. And i would urge spy haden's needs to go listen to this and then go checkout matthew bradford's review as well just to get the pro sight of this for sure and there's a lot of actually critical reappraisals of this movie. Some of them that will tackle it from the point of view of being somewhat of a satire on the sixties five movement. There's a lot of good writing out there on this movie so definitely check it out. It's not like we're going to tackle on this podcast sequels that maybe even the next two harry palmer sequels. That are just like you know. There's nothing really to say about the. Maybe but this will be..

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

04:15 min | 10 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"That wraps up basically what i've got on Billion dollar brain. So i think we move on crack well. Shane guest of. You've come back to this film. He wasn't a big family sort originally. Has you'll revisit changed your opinion. I'm afraid it hasn't. I still very much see this as movie of to hobbs What i will say is i've been pretty negative on this A couple of positives really I love the the selection of helsinki as a location and if finland was used for most of the european seed so the scenes in latvia were filmed in in finland having been to fit on. It's a very quirky place. Bright standard looking european cities. So i think helsinki was a good choice for a lot of the filming. I liked the camera shots. I think it was beautifully. Shot how you how you see finland. It looked pretty desolate parts but nonetheless beautifully shot so that they were elements of the movie. That i liked i also liked. I did laugh at some of the humor. Particularly the scene. And i think every brit will laugh at this when he's in the zone with you know the hot woman and column walden meows. Invited me wants a brandy or vodka. His cup let's be good. I thoroughly agree with him up to being out in the snow for that long i could. I could actually imagine me saying. I thought you were as you say about the soreness in just being awkward. Because we do that well. I lived in sweden for two years from that being awkward out. He kidding No you're right. I mean just complete awkward are and actually i. I remember when i was seventeen. I was in strasbourg at a conference and being very naive i went into the sole owner of this conference and they were actually three naked. Scandinavian women in there. And i did not know where to look so i i under mr cain. In this regard. I remember when i was in australia. I was at this hostel. And my friend. And i were like. We're the showers. No oh the communal showers there just right around the corner and we were like oh.

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"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

03:30 min | 10 months ago

"billion dollar" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"Also this is not politics or football which is so tribal. Now you can have different opinions as you guys have done on your show particularly with the chris file and we see in the spy re community as well. There's no right or wrong. Other than roger moore is the best james bond. But we'll leave that for another day. So is he your james bond. Yeah he's everyone's james bond. Yeah i i think you're redesign. Listeners will probably come off even more. If i say who my favorite blonde this. So let's just move on to david niven folks david wright well that leases beautifully into wick tackling today so cam. What is the movie of the week. We are tying off the harry palmer theatrical trilogy with the nineteen sixty seven film billion dollar brain directed by ken russell now before we delve into What we know of the film background. Let me. just get out that letterbox dot com synopsis. Any votes on how long it is phil like if Tries to explain this movie. It's about an hour long to read get ready for. It may surprise you to be fair. And billion dollar brain pow power brainpower a former british spy stumbles into a plot to overthrow communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom. Wow that's so concise that's a. That's a on the cam. Scale of grading letterbox synopsys. That's that's effective. To the point. I literally full. And i really want to. I can fault other things but not the synopsis. I'll just say to clear. I hadn't seen or heard of this film before we started this. Podcast call so. I have no previous experience with it at shane. You said you had seen it before. We start recording. What were your initial thoughts before you went to revisit this bill so i love harry palmer as a character and in fact. I'm a huge fan of one of my favorite spy. Movies funeral in berlin in my in my spybey here home. I have eight foot poster original cinema poster for funeral in berlin huge fan. So you can then imagine that. I get onto billion dollar brain expecting expecting it to be like a return of the jedi moment in the style was tripping you goes. It's going to be great and sorely disappointed.

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