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"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Big Picture
"And and it's an. I still wonder why one thing that did a lot. In those first ten years as he worked with a lot of really really good directors. He worked with walter hill. He worked with john. Landis york to tony scott worked with michael ritchie. He worked with robert towne. Reginald hudson guys who've made a lot of good films and then if you look at the names attached to the movies that he makes basically from nineteen ninety-three forward not a lotta hall of fame candidates there and i can't figure out why you stop doing that. I have a theory. I was just listening as i said to. The boomerang rewatch bowls and van. I feel about that movie the way you do. I i love that movie. But the watchable talks a lot about the reception that boomerang received and that nine nineteen ninety two and it was not a positive reception. People were very racist about this romcom and also did not like eddies performance. And i you know you can't get into someone saiki but i do always wonder with movies like that where someone try something and it's really not well received they're just like okay screw it. I'll just go do this other thing. That definitely happens especially two big hollywood stars like that because allow those people they let the tail wag the dog. They try something. This is what they wanna do. And if it doesn't work they they definitely we've we can talk about countless actors and actresses who have done that. I think something else happened with eddie to and it's interesting in In his discussions with like a in the talks with john landis because we did Coming to america. And john landis talks about what it was like working with eddie murphy on coming to america versus what it was like working with eddie murphy trading places. Now this isn't. I know dog in the fight. Brea don't kilby. I know dog in the fight. I don't know who's right okay. I don't. I don't know who's right. But there's a chance that the eddie murphy that sort of existed and they worked together again. But there's a chance that the eddie murphy that existed towards the end of that debt cable on simply couldn't be directed that he no longer wanted to because he no longer want to go back and forth with guys like that and there are other actors who have done that and typically comedic actors who have movies that are completely centered around their talent. They gotta give it an every single scene. You know a lot comes with that so that could be another deal to where all of these things are eddie murphy and forget who directed the movie and as a matter. We're gonna put in a guy who wants to let me get off the way i want to get off. Yeah i think. I mean i do think that that is ultimately. What happened is is that eddie would not only had to be the star but the kind of creative focus of the film a lot of times. Obviously the filmmakers usually the create a focus of the movie but even still. I mean even the jim. Carey's the mike myers the will ferrell's these guys do that thing that you talked about. Which is they do the three million dollar movie with an hour and they let them push them emotionally and eddie has done a couple of roles like this like mr church with bruce beresford which i don't think is a good movie or a successful but it seemed like he was trying to do something a little bit in that range and then that does lead to dolemite which had been a passion project for him forever. But even even dolemite. Which i think is like well-made and good amanda and i talked about it when it came out we liked it. But it's like it's craig brewer. That movie isn't made by paul. Thomas anderson or something. It's only going to be so good. And i wonder if that is eddie knowing like hey i've made forty movies. I've been the biggest star in the universe. I know more than anybody about how to do this stuff. Well i need to retain a kind of creative control so the director can have a lot of power now. I'm speculating but that does kind of feel like what's going on here. yes happened. Other guys right happened to kevin costner. You know it it it you know and sometimes you're just fucking awesome enough to pull it off and don't give me eddie murphy. Is the biggest to me competed star of all time despite everything that we're saying but no difference at the time and what. He stepped into the family role for amanda generation. He stayed there. Yeah and that's the thing like you could argue that dreamgirls. Maybe him stepping outside that lane a little bit. I mean the role is him having fun. But he's not in super control of it and he was nominated for an oscar. But then you know. The apocryphal story is that norbert came out. In the beginning of two thousand seven as people were voting for oscars and lost him the award and so again. It's like well. He tries dreamgirls. He almost makes it to the oscar then once again. It's like this isn't worth it and goes back to just doing eddie steph. Yeah on the one hand we can like concern troll about whether or not eddie has done a good job on the other hand like i. I dunno shit. Eddie is dominated culture for a long long time and so he's he is free to run his career as he sees fit. I just think it's interesting. 'cause i would have liked to have seen him. Try the kinds of movies that you're talking about there because he is a singular presence in movies you know. I think he's still will. And i've always thought this. The dreamgirls thing was interesting. Because i remember at that particular time. My roommate brett was really into little miss sunshine. Us we gotta go see little sunshine. We gotta go see a little bit of sunshine so we went over arc light. We saw a little bit of sunshine. And i was like hey is cool out understand not that it was whack. It's cool it's cool. It was cold. It was a fun time at the movies and it was well made and all that stuff like that but eddie was live. He lost yes he was at. If anybody was to be right now go back and watch it for some reason. The like they got the close up on eddie. He thought he was going to win. And he he won the globe and the sag award that year yes and he still lost the oscar. He thought he was going to win. And and sometimes when situations like that happen. Almost expected career lull after that. Because i think that that took the wind out of his sales. You know what's funny though. I think about this all the time. When we talk about oscar's on the show van so allan arkins first nomination for an oscar with nineteen sixty seven and he had to wait. He had to wait forty years into little miss sunshine. A win is a little miss sunshine. Allen arkan's best work in a movie no not even close but he lived long enough and continue to make enough good projects and be a constant presence in our moviegoing life that they were like. It's time it is time for. Alan arkin to be celebrated and at the expense of eddie murphy giving a superior performance in a more interesting movie. Or what have you and eddie. If he keeps it for another twenty years is going to get the same thing. They're just gonna do that when he's seventy five years old going to be like okay. You were oh all right in this fake prestige movie. It's time to give you an oscar because the game. Well i would know anything about that sean. The first short that i produced his on the list right now for the academy awards for best live action short. I had a feeling this was gonna come. We might just get nominated. So i don't i don't i don't know anything about having the weight if you wanna keep moving ahead. I'm i'm not going to. I'm just saying what you're saying is completely right. It's and sometimes. I think it will happen for him but what i wonder now is does. He even have did deceiving care. 'cause as obviously guys like bill murray that they they want that right made a a not not not saying. Bill is thirsty for but he. He's completely shifted his career and it seems like a big a big Sort of notch on the belt. I wonder if eddie murphy still even go for it because the dolemite a doberman might make a little bit more.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Big Picture
"By him because you know kind of a great workhorse classic era filmmaker. And we still have. The NETFLIX DVD delivery. Option for one, disc at time. And are always on the lookout for films that are. Widely available on DVD but absent. From any streaming option. And got a couple other Robert show MAC movies from. From Netflix's in the mail including the spiral staircase, which was really great very. Strange and psychological, and you know a Nice Keno restore DVD, but it's not on Amazon. It's not on to rent for two ninety nine or whatever is not on criterion channel. So the showed Mac movies we washed were pretty exciting a few others that we got in the mail to. And And then be the Big Australian series on criterion. was just kind of like one one hit after another and the. Train a look here for where it was the the Bruce Beresford movies. which you know it's like the guy who made driving miss daisy whatever care but then watching four of his early films. I I mean every one of them was kind of great and the you know. Someone who I had never really thought about. As, anything other than like some. Filmmaker who came to America and made milk toast movies and he's only really seen breaker Moran what are your? New To me money movers is just like a tight heist movie that's as simple and pulpy as they come, and then the real the real highlight was the film called the getting of Wisdom, which is very odd like kind of quirky but not in like a headway, a coming of age movie that. In a lot of cultures the sort of boarding school period piece coming of age movie would be kind of cruel and sad and instead it's just really weird and funny and lighthearted while also being very sad. And was just a total oddball movie that was to me of the fifteen Australian films. We watched on that series easily one of the best and yet was made me wonder what else is in the in the BERESFORD. filmography that might be might be worth exploring did it gets you to return to driving Miss Daisy haven't gotten there yet. The one we will check out that we H- we.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Clappers
"It was the first major international award for an Australian feature film. I'm for an industry. Still in its infancy. It was acknowledgement on a global scale. Confirmation that the so-called Australia new wave mix it with the best that world cinema had to offer and for Thompson who's then decade-long career had been moving in virtual lockstep with the fledgling Australian Film and television saying it was a turning point and a launching pad for this special episode of the Clapper's the seventy nine year old screen. Legend chatted with me from his splendid isolation at home near coffs harbour about why he didn't immediately take up Hollywood's offers about why a fellow actors mother was furious over his success at Cam. And why making it. Australian matters just as much today as it did back then and why? That won't happen if it's all left to the market for those of you who don't know it break. Them rant tells the true story free. Australian soldiers play by Brian Brown Louis Fitzgerald and English actor Woodward on trial for murder in South Africa in one thousand nine hundred and one for the execution of a number of Boer prisoners and a civilian priest Thompson plays the Bush lawyer drafted into defend them directed by Bruce Beresford. Embrace don't apply by Kenneth. Ross breaker is very much part of that. Wave of period drama. That did so much to shape the newest trailing cinema and it sits proudly alongside the likes of Picnic at Hanging Rock Gallipoli. The chance of Jimmie Blacksmith my brilliant career but with its steely eyed focus on the question of what place? If any peacetime morality have in the field of war reminds absolutely contemporary in its concerns. I began my conversation with Jack by asking him to recall that moment. In one thousand nine hundred eighty when he stepped up on stage in the south of France to receive the award. Ray Calmer and won the award for supporting actor. I hold up the scroll said This is just a made as entire saying film industry and So it was very exciting very exciting shortly and It did change things for all of us. Hollywood takes notice of What happens if the council has suddenly? I was getting A whole long of scripts and auditions in America. I had to find a very quickly find agent for myself in the in America.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on AP News
"Of killing his wife is back home in southern California after being released from a Mexican prison KTLA TV says Bruce Beresford Redman was released about two months ago he's now living with his mother and two children he had no comment on the case for he was eligible for release after serving seven and a half years of a twelve year sentence he was convicted of beating and strangling his wife forty two year old Monica Beresford Redman in twenty ten he maintained his innocence prime minister Boris Johnson suspension of the British parliament against the law so says Scotland highest civil court AP correspondent Charles de Ledesma says it'll move on to a higher court because the schools has ruled the Johnson's decision to pro road the lawmakers forum is unlawful but it's not too old the suspension overturned the judges say within the Supreme Court must make the final decision last week of course it as well how to check to to the challenge but that's not being overturned on appeal a group of lawmakers has challenged the government's decision to parochial suspend parliament the five weeks until October fourteen all getting Johnson he's trying to evade it democratic scrutiny Charles Taylor this month London after getting reports of one hundred thirteen crashes and thirteen injuries General Motors has announced a recall of nearly three point eight million vehicles in the US and Canada AP correspondent my camp and reports the recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fifteen hundred twenty five hundred and thirty five hundred pickups from the twenty fourteen through twenty eighteen model years it also includes the Cadillac escalade from twenty fifteen to twenty seventeen and the GMC Yukon and Chevy suburban in Tahoe from twenty fifteen through twenty eighteen GMC says over time the pump in the power assist breaks can put out less vacuum power they needed increasing the stopping distance and the risk of a crash I'm my campaign. radio news I'm Jackie Quinn the Supreme Court has a victory to president trump.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on AP News
"Reduce the number of migrants applying for asylum at the US southern border our Mike last year report in an order issued late Wednesday the justices allowed nationwide enforcement of a new rule that prevents most central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States the policy is designed to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U. S. without seeking asylum there in New York City. the victims of the nine eleven attacks were honored the names right off by family members the fact. at the end of the term jeep or you know just a farm. or you don't it is hard to believe it has good eighteen years. you have always remain not what's in our hearts and you can also lose workplace violence in Tallahassee Florida today police say the man told to leave a construction supply company because he was fighting with his co workers came back with a knife five people stabbed one of them seriously injured there's a tentative settlement reported in the hundreds of lawsuits against Purdue pharma but not everyone is happy reports the AP's Tim acquire Connecticut's Attorney General says the reported twelve billion dollar deal doesn't satisfy the scope and scale of the pain death and destruction caused by the company and the Sackler family which owns Purdue which makes oxycontin the trump administration plans to pull flavored bait off the market to keep kids from using the products Chinese researchers are reporting that they used a gene editing tool to try to cure a patient's H. I. V. infection by altering his blood cells they say it didn't cure the patient but it did show promise for gene editing therapy Wall Street the Dow gained two hundred twenty seven points the S. and P. five hundred up twenty one this is a P. radio news. General Motors has issued a recall on millions of SUVs and trucks the recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fifteen hundred twenty five hundred and thirty five hundred pickups from the twenty fourteen through twenty eighteen model years it also includes the Cadillac escalade from twenty fifteen to twenty seventeen and the GMC Yukon and Chevy suburban in Tahoe from twenty fifteen through twenty eighteen GMC says over time the pump in the power assist breaks can put out less vacuum power they needed increasing the stopping distance and the risk of a crash I'm my company scientists are saying that they have been able to create two white rhino embryos it is a move that might save the dying species and starkest has been ordered to pay one hundred million dollar fine in a can to a price fixing conspiracy I Jackie Quinn AP radio news. thank you the eight key digital news network the tumultuous season of loud New England Patriots receiver Antonio brown takes another turn a piece of my cross your reports former trainer is accusing him of rape according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida Britney Taylor says she was sexually assaulted by NFL star Antonio brown on three occasions The New York Times first reported the lawsuit an attorney for brown denies the allegations and tells the Associated Press his client plans to counter sue the AP does not ordinarily name alleged victims of sex assault but Taylor was identified in the lawsuit and was quoted in a statement provided to the A. T. by her attorney the thirty one year old brown was released by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday and then signed a one year contract with the New England Patriots hi Mike Crossey. a former producer for the TV series survivor convicted of killing his wife is back home in southern California after being released from a Mexican prison KTLA TV says Bruce Beresford Redman was released about two months ago he's now living with his mother and two children he had no comment on the case for he was eligible for release after serving seven and a half years of a twelve year sentence he was convicted of beating and strangling his wife forty two year old Monica Beresford Redman in twenty ten he maintained his innocence the gun control standoff between the house and Senate is heating up A. P.'s that Jackie Quinn reports both sides are criticizing each other over the handling of potential legislation house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's frustrated Congress can't seem to move to stem the tide of mass shootings and when a reporter asked pelo see if she regretted not pulling the house in for a special.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on AP News
"A thing or two because we've seen a thing or two click for more we are partners. hundred my farmers truck for insurance exchanges and affiliates products available in every state into the AP digital news network prime minister Boris Johnson suspension of the British parliament against the law so says Scotland highest civil court AP correspondent Charles de Ledesma says it'll move on to a higher court because the schools has ruled the Johnson's decision to pro road the lawmakers forum is unlawful but it's not tools and the suspension overturned the judges say within the Supreme Court must make the final decision last week of course it as well had rejected the challenge but that's not being overturned on appeal a group of filmmakers has challenged the government's decision to parochial suspend parliament the five weeks until October fourteen all getting Johnson is trying to evade democratic scrutiny shelter this month London a former producer for the TV series survivor convicted of killing his wife is back home in southern California after being released from a Mexican prison KTLA TV says Bruce Beresford Redman was released about two months ago he's now living with his mother and two children he had no comment on the case for he was eligible for release after serving seven and a half years of a twelve year sentence he was convicted of beating and strangling his wife forty two year old Monica Beresford Redman in twenty ten he maintained his innocence a woman who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller has been sentenced to spend three years and four months in prison for taking one point six million dollars from a Texas woman to remove a curse from our family you'll have to pay that money back twenty eight year old Cheri Tino you wanna which was sent last week in Miami she pleaded guilty to wire fraud investigators say you wanna which about the woman in Houston Texas in two thousand seven after getting her trust you wanna which convinced her that a curse been placed on her and her family you wanna which claim she needed a lot of money for crystals and candles to perform meditations that would lift the curse the scheme ended in twenty fourteen when you wanna which admitted to the victim that there had been no curse. an immigration victory for president trump and Jackie Quinn with an A. P. news minute the US Supreme Court's lifted an injunction against the president's plan to restrict asylum claims for people at the Mexican border rejecting anyone who crossed another country to reach the US with vaping illnesses on the rise president trump's ordering that flavored products aimed at kids be taken off the market we can allow people to get sick and we can't have our use be so affected the victims of the nine eleven attacks were honored today vice president Mike pence in Pennsylvania we must never forget. and never failed to honor. the memory of those who were lost power has been restored in Freeport in the Bahamas but that small step doesn't ease a potentially massive death toll from hurricane Dorian more than two thousand people are reported missing although that does include those who safely evacuated the iconic cable cars will stop running later this week in San Francisco for maintenance I'm Jackie Quinn AP digital news back in a moment. farmers insurance knows that when you're in the car and that song comes. no not that one. well yes that's the one. you have no choice.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on AP News
"And colleagues for more information visit AP images dot com. China isn't budging when it comes to penalties on U. S. pork and soy but as a peace Charles hill doesn't report it is easing up on other items Beijing has announced it will exempt industrial grease on some other imports from tyre thanks in a trade war with Washington the keeping place penalties on soybeans on all the major exports ahead of negotiations next month the easing applies to raw materials the farmers are factories suggesting China wants to limit damage to its slowing economy it also adds to indications that both sides might be settling in for an extended conflict even as they prepare for talks I'm Charles de Ledesma. and it tends to avoid a reindeer has said to twelve military conscripts to a Finnish hospital Finland's defence departments as an armored personnel carrier that was trying to avoid a reindeer was hit by a second vehicle reindeer wander the vast deserted region in northern Finland and herders tend to as many as two hundred thousand animals thousands of the roaming caribou are killed by vehicles finish herders paint Rangers antlers and fluorescent colors hang reflectors around the animals knacks and use movable traffic signs to reduce some of the road that. a former producer for the TV series survivor convicted of killing his wife is back home in southern California after being released from a Mexican prison KTLA TV says Bruce Beresford Redman was released about two months ago he's now living with his mother and two children he had no comment on the case for he was eligible for release after serving seven and a half years of a twelve year sentence he was convicted of beating and strangling his wife forty two year old Monica Beresford Redman in twenty ten he maintained his innocence. A. P.. I'm checking with the Supreme Court into the trump administration of victory in its bid to limit asylum applications at the southern border.
Survivor Producer Released from Prison 4 Years After Being Convicted of Killing His Wife in Cancun
"A reality show producer who killed his wife in two thousand ten is out of prison and back home in California Bruce Beresford Redman served seven years of a twelve year sentence in Mexico that's where he was convicted of strangling his wife and dumping her body in a sewer they were on vacation with their two children celebrating her birthday at a resort in Cancun the producer of survivor and pimp my ride has always maintained his
Survivor Producer Released from Prison 4 Years After Being Convicted of Killing His Wife in Cancun
"And the former survivor reality show producer convicted of killing his wife at a resort in Cancun has been found living as a free man in Gardena Bruce Beresford Redman was released in June after serving seven years of a twelve year sentence is formal lawyer says under Mexican law prisoners eligible for release after serving sixty percent of their
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Know he's a Philip k dick fan, and I think that video Drome his version of total recall, and existential have fit together like a real, nice package. I kept thinking of all, the, you know, the remakes RoboCop until Rico remake pretty close together. And I thought, man that Jose Padilla makes a better a better case for a personality behind the RoboCop, even I don't think it's anything to brag about than than Len Wiseman did. But I thought, man, why don't you get how fun would it be to see? Pulver than and David Cone, Aberg kind of, you know, swap franchises there. And or, you know, do do their own riffs on each other's each other stuff. You know, Michael Ironside, of course, being in this, maybe made me think of Kronenbourg most but yeah, all the all the mutants de Norris. And the whole the whole cast mutants made me think of I wonder how much how much groundwork had been done there in the, the Kronenbourg version, the other thing that I felt about the mutants in here was I got a bit of kind of a and that I think it's probably the only film that I can think of that maybe, has a cast of people this broad, where you have all these different people with obviously, they're all their various forms of malady. It's not like they all have the same and it kind of reminded me of maybe freaks. But obviously freaks you know, these were all people with genuine dwarfism or. Other maladies as opposed to being makeup effects. We talked about how much groundwork had been laid by Kronenbourg, and I think a lot of stuff had been laid out by him people were encouraging me to try to find some, the makeup, people or some of the folks that were initially volved on this project when Kronenbourg in say initially because he was like the second or third director that was associated with it. I was getting incurs you find somebody that worked on that, and you'll see just how much groundwork that krona Burke, laid. And it's like okay, yeah, I will try to do that. I was unsuccessful unfortunately, we know that what happened was moved from Kronenbourg, maybe to somebody else. And then to Bruce Beresford in he was gonna make it in eighty seven eighty seven to ninety seems like a long time. But it actually turned around pretty quickly, once Dino dealer, antithesis company, went out of business, and they sold off this property to Carolco, and then Arnold steps in and says, hey, Mario Vassar you need to. Pick this up. And then he goes to it was really this whole package was put together by Arnold. You know, he was the one who said to Carolco buy this property. He goes to vanish like I want you to direct this and pretty much brings the whole thing together. You know he's got the cloud. He's got the star power at this point in order to make this thing happen. And once they did get the green light. I mean it moved pretty quickly. There are a couple revisions of the scripts that are out there, but it was a pretty fast process to actually get this out in ready by I can't remember if this was a summer release, or fall release of nineteen ninety, but it moves fast, I'd like to know if it was Schwarzenegger's input or opens that, that they got the play with Schwarzenegger's image so much. This is the kind of the time of his career that he was starting to all ready realize that, you know, he needed to play with his with his image twins had come out, but. You know, I think thank nineties also when kindergarten cop came out, so you know comedies. We're new thing for him. And, you know, he would go on to be pregnant, man, and things like that, and other movies, you know, in this one, I like that he does some of the one of the major action sequences wearing address. You know when he's revealed as as the fatty customs, and he does one, you know, wrapped in a sui look in towel around his head, and, and certainly some of the best special effects moments of the film that are, you know, making his face blow up and look completely ridiculous..
"bruce beresford" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Yeah. Jack, Kroll KO k-. L David Denby and Joel Klein. And so now comes to hero this which is Tom Pollock. Tom Pollock who's been. President of Universal Pictures was on the tremendous pressure to not at the least doll releases of attack. Yeah. Yeah. Release back. Yeah. And it was very understand at Mr. Polly done that because he just got to hell with last. I'm tasting Kreis. He had to have bodyguards his family was affected. So he ease. His spike. I can't this just hurt my family, walk run a fear. I don't wanna have bodyguard with me. I just went through this with mardi. I can't do again and as back to back, but he didn't do that. He says bike when put the film out. So it try give low. The Tom Powell says he's on sung hero Duda right thing of -solutely could have been very different if he would just delayed the release or also not put it out. Because they was again, you know, they on his ass. Yeah. Industry-wide well to do not release this film, one byproduct of the fact that they did release it is that Barack and Michelle Obama are together that was their first date. So thank you for that. All right. So along eventually come the Oscar nominations you were nominated for best reginal screenplay Danny yellow got nominated for best supporting actor beaten up by Denzel glory. Ultimately. Right. But you not nominated for best record. The film was not nominated for best picture and the eventual winner as we referred to earlier was driving mistake soda. Yeah. Dr his mouth. Now, just to just in fairness for to present all the facts, Bruce Beresford was not nominated for best director one of the few times the the picture winter. The director of that was not nominated who want to rector eighty nine was what it all do that year. Yep. Born on the fourth of July. But that still pisses you off you told Charlie rose in two thousand eleven quote, do the right thing was not even nominated. What film won best picture ninety-nine drive in miss mother fucking daisy. That's why Oskar is don't matter because twenty years later who's watching driving mistake he in twenty nine years later net. Well that time now I'm saying today still. Update. Two thousand fifteen you. You said, quote, are they gonna choose a film where you have a relatively passive black servant, or they get to choose a film with a menacing radio. Raheem a lot of times people are going to vote for what they're comfortable with and anything that's threatening to them. They won't close quote at that time you'd to suit an Academy Award. But this is seem like the movie that would have been your first mainstream. Only bothered you right? I mean bottom of people bring it up. But again, you know, do right thing is in the library congress. Yes. No. I'll show you my my plag- of stare elaborate congress and people love that film. And this is the good shit doesn't get old and on nothing. People steeping film. We've there we had the crystal ball this eight you talk about global warming. We talk on justification a whole lot of stuff, and that film, inspired, so many other filmmakers who have talked about its impact. I just wanna get one example, John single. Tin sought the summer before senior year at USC and has said quote after the movie, I just went to my dorm feeling intimidated but excited, and I was like how am I gonna make it in this business helm? I gonna have some type of voice, I roll down to my neighborhood where I grew up, and it just came to me. I said I got to do something for black south central LA close quote. So he began writing boys in the hood for which he became at twenty four the youngest filmmaker and the first black filmmaker ever nominated for best director at the Oscars. You know, how to similar impact on the other black filmmakers who have been nominated for that award Lee Daniel Sima Queen Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele. They've all talked about it. So it's not only black directors. Of course, of course, not. But I just want to say that there have been now kind of new generation outrageously though, not not yet, Spike Lee, but this season, maybe that'll that'll change. All you mean as a nomination for best director, not even DJ also..
"bruce beresford" Discussed on SWITCHCast: the week's film reviews, news and interviews
"You by the team at switch. Thanks so much for joining us. I'm Charlie David Page. I'm just Fenton and I'm Daniel Lemon each those the twentieth two thousand eighteen on this week show. We lay sheet on the single worst thing that has ever happened in the history of cinema ever ever and is always olev reviews and giveaways. Let's get straight into it with the house with a clock in its walls. Daniel took the time to check this one out. So did the film tickle the right boxes really clutching Stroz those puns. Their but high. Look I can build a anti fucking house out of them. Thank you a Straw House with the caucus silence. Silence time for me to review the film. Silence it's nine hundred fifty three and often ten year old Louis Owen Vaccaro essentially with his eccentric uncle. Jonathan Jack Black. In a strange old house. He quickly finds out that he's uncle is actually walk and with the help of Jonathan and their equally eccentric. Neither Mrs Zimmermann Cate Blanchet Lewis begins to learn the magic arts but something sinister is going on it may have to do with the mysterious ticking sound in the walls. Warlock is Lewis Toilet. I think they're a little more than boy. Witches are you saying that your please teach me please please. Okay haven't your way. This house used to be owned by another warlock. He's very wicked. Very powerful left a clock in the walls. We don't know what it does accept something horrible three last time. It was four. What happens when it gets down to one nothing good? That's for certain. Based on the Classic Children's novel the House with a clock in its walls is an awful film directed with surprising. Good Humor by Eli Roth. It's often a lot of fun. Bolstered by wonderful performances from Vaccaro and Blanchet even so it never quite works for everything gets writes it gets about five things wrong relying on bad jokes and held Dan by confused screenplay Jack Black is also either a bad fit for the film or horribly misdirected as a consequence what could have been a really great time ends up being mostly forgettable one two and a half stops. I mean it's very interesting that you mentioned Jack. Black being a limiting compatible with this film because one of the things I thought when I saw the trailer was Jesus Christ. Is he just playing the same character? He's planning goosebumps. No the we thing about Jack. Black's performance in this film is. I'm not entirely sure. Where the fault lines I mean the screenplay kind of allows him to fall into his worst tendencies as an actor overacting or Super Hamas. Yeah kind of like awkward confusion this unhappiness but then they're actually some Lee moving moments from him so I'm not sure whether it's the screenplays the problem because the screenplay is very good also just ally Roth kind of misdirecting him and not quite knowing what to do with him. At least the one thing I would say about formats in goosebumps was at least in that film. They knew what to do with him in this film. I'm not quite sure that they do know what to do with him. He was awful engrossment. And please tell me in this phone. He doesn't have that stupid voice again. Nor it's very it's much closer to hume actually reminded me a little bit more of his performance in King Kong. Just not quite as adept. Because he's not being directed by someone who knows what they're doing. The real surprise is actually how well he he works with. Cate Blanchett's like they have a really good report to me the icon. I still can picture the two of them together. Onscreen it's on but the thing is they worked so well together and they literally absolutely bowl. That's I'm like you can see very quickly. Why Cate Blanchett decided to do the film? Like she's hanging sorry much fun and both of them both clearly. Just think that Owen FICARRA. He's wonderful so they just basically building every illne- performances around supporting him and he is. He's probably the best thing about the film. So yeah it's it's one of those films that get so close to getting many things right but it gets so many things wrong. It reminded me a lot of catspaw like those nineties. Films like Casper has that great because one of the things that does really well is. It understands that kids kind of love getting scared so it's genuinely appoints quite scary points quite graphic but in a way that's really appropriate for kids and we kind of a thrill so it's it feels like a bit of a throwback it's just a rule. Pd that it never gets there. Well I mean it has been interesting to see some of the comments from Ilizarov talking about kind of how he went about putting those kind of scares in and the fact that he was trying to make it genuinely scary for kids which I mean is obviously not something that most directors or people involved in children's films would be considering but obviously he's. He's gone to that effort at least and I think he was the right. Who's an odd fit? But I think he was the right fit mostly for the film he understands how to strike that tone really well and the aesthetics of the film of the House looks amazing. The special effects are pretty good like overly great detail and there is a lot of censoring it but yeah it just. It just doesn't hit the white it. Should it gives me a misfire grin vibe and I hated that movie. It's definitely better than Ms Peregrine. Myth Peregrine is a bit more slick. This has a bit more irreverent. Chom to it. I still enjoyed it but I won't think about it very much. But if you want to know more you can find my full review. It make the switch dot com dot a u and the House with a clock in its walls is in cinemas now also today is ladies in black. Just got a glimpse of this Ozzy flicks. So did you find it? A good fit. We opened on a shot of Sydney harbour. The bridged the right Luna Park to the left and until the year POPs up nineteen fifty something. You'd think this image is Sydney Twenty Eighteen. And it's all downhill from here based on a bestselling novel and adapted and directed by legendary Ozzy. Filmmaker Bruce Beresford ladies and black full of the lives of four women who work in the upscale goods department store over the Christmas New Year period. This teenager Lisa and Gory Ross. Who's discovering and developing her identity while awaiting her exam results and dreaming of going to university. Fey Rachel Taylor. Who wants nothing more than to be swept off efate like the women reads about Romance novels? Patty Alison Mika. Wants a baby and a little love and passion from her husband and Magda Julia Omand a Slovenian refugee who teach strong women. All about style and fashion. This is Williams. This is miles. These ladies will show you the ropes. Good afternoon ladies you must be the and Dot Org Silas. I need you to sign. This form told before nine. Remorse County universe. We'll think of something that only one one thing all of we. What are you expecting? Keeps you handed through evergreens? I always knew that lose their. You'll always me stay with your ways now. Something more important. You Dad's dinner now that you've met everyone. I can now tell you that. For the next hour and forty five minutes you'll see each and every one of them do absolutely nothing noteworthy or even mildly entertaining you will however. Royer is it their avert Australian. Nece boquet the language use and struggled to keep your eyes open as you're forced to watch for the most. Unin GAUGING AND BORING WOMEN. On film without eye-popping cinematography sets costumes or settings and award for screenplay leaves everything to the imagination. Because what's in front of you is borderline unbearable harvester. Who'll year? It's not great. It's not quite as much as you like all the problems that you identify. I completely agree with the other. Yes they use. The word strouss several times. Yeah he feels like a very outdated museum pace film. I thought some of the performers kind of charming but it also. It has no central through line. It's two episode this is Timmy Storyline flapping in the wind. Yeah I forgot it almost as soon as I walked out of the cinema. Yeah look it is quite timely. There is a small thread throughout the film about refugees. And how you know them. You know enjoying the lucky country and assimilating in You know and and threatening their sort of cultural influences throughout Australian life and introducing people to new ideas and acceptance and that kind of stuff which is it was nice and it's relevant but at the same time it was just. It wasn't done well and when you've got a couple of refuge as sitting around Christmas table talking about Oh lucky to be in stray. Oh I love this country so much he just you just want to throw popcorn at the screen your comment about the shot about. Oh Sydney harbour at the beginning was literally the same thing I thought it was selling. It was very distracting going. This doesn't look wolf antic and I know that it probably doesn't have a particular big budget but died over. Extend yourself if you can't execute it exactly. It was so slash to the point where it was almost nonexistent which is weird because the novel. The women in black was just adopted in the recent years. Like a hit musical. The one thing I keep hearing from other people is. Why didn't they just adapt the fucking musical because that clearly works and that's like toured the country and been really successful so it's an inert film. I thought well if you ladies and black isn't cinemas now and you can check out my full review at make the switch dot com. Today you also today. Is Johnny English strikes back. The adventure begins when a cyberattack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain. Leaving Johnny English as the secret services lost hope cold out of retirement English Johnny English dives headfirst into action with the mission to find the mastermind as a man with few skills and old school methods. He must overcome the challenges of modern technology..
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Reason and he's not looking for jokes at that point but yeah i mean kink rules just such a fantastic film and i think would've liked matthau strong points for me like anything seem you know i think you both the same way more watson at that maybe i have i'm like onion head like this is i need to catch up but is he i think he's an actor just kind of carried the sense of almost like a world weariness which lends itself beautifully to this role obviously have just there's not even quite maybe like a sad as but just a man who's you know he could be cool about it all because maybe he saint at all maybe he's been through enough enough shit it his life to where you know you either develop that callous as a human and you're like okay i'm tough i got this or you know it consumes you i think matthau in certain roles i think he kind of had that a little bit naturally but obviously performances are going to play into that more than ever and but here it's played perfectly like a fiddle he's brilliant consort of thing just now of one other role with he played against his regular tarp and on piper this sends like phone but i loved it to bits bruce beresford film called q and he's playing his albert einstein against tim robbins have you seen this one mike do you know this it's been a long time since i've seen it i remember that as being one of those movies where meg ryan break some guys heart.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Director so so could it happen they couldn't go and other weight so there was only four instances and that was after the even the first twenty years of dg an academy voting so getty in the weeds they're very it's very very likely that guillermo del toro wins director but not as likely that shape of water winds best picture because of this whole preferential business uh it's possible that three billboards outside ebbing missouri could actually win they may feel a little bit sorry that martin mcdonough was snubbed in a director if it does pull that off i'll give you one more statistics but it some this has only happened three times that a movie wear the director was not nominated one best picture grand hotel edmund golding was bypass than those eur thirty two 1930 132 they called out your and then now driving mistakes he uh bruce beresford was not nominated and then argo ben affleck's that's the only time and so if if three billboard polls at off its in rarefied territory their academy history wise but i think that could happen i also think there's a lot of love for lady bird gas forget out is unique i not opened in february the last movie to win that opened as early as february was silence lambs and iron gene i see yeah well that's also the last time a horror movie one yeah so that time would you like to win hang on what would you like to well.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on WGN Radio
"But it didn't deserve to win that year um capote was nominated capote's a better movie brought back mountains a better movie perfect runs a lot pet project not is a much better movie then crash so that's one there's another example of a of a movie that that shouldn't have won best picture frequency of ninety one seven hundred the phone number have you seen crash israel i haven't i i just remember that year though wasn't it essentially not winning everything but it was nominated for a lot of stuff it was it was a movie of them well it was but you know what i mean free was really i i have to say that i think up a brokeback mountain really had the the most like love going in um and it was it was a genuine surprised when one when crash one like people were really surprised by it when it won 'cause everybody thought brokeback mountain was gonna win and in and on top of that on lee won best director and sometimes that's you know that's an indication of what's going to win like when where when when you can get the best director category that usually is like oh okay well that means it in in that's changed over the years to because when aung lee one everybody was like a well that sick brokeback mountain is gonna win best actor best picture because usually best director goes along with best picture but lately that's not been happening licht the front runner this year of relative the front runner for for best picture is three billboards but martin mcdonough didn't get a directing nomination so you know this this as the same thing that you are in going back to driving this daisy if we were talking about earlier bruce beresford directed driving miss daisy he didn't get a best director nomination oliver stone won that year for born on the fourth of july so sometimes they split up now this year the front runner for best director.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Canon
"Very detailed portrait of this guy and how he tries to relate both to his community and to the englishman colonials who are around him and it's a yeah it's intriguing it it's um i know we don't have time to really going to it that it is worth luck it's on film struck it's it's a criterion movie for whatever the contain i it is i guess it's kind of paradise forevermore has otherwise like bruce beresford is a most famous for being the director of the first bestpicture winner in like fifty five years to win best picture but not even get a director nomination no there's like i think only three that that ever happened to where you win best picture and the directors not nominated to like whatever fuck that director the has insisted that i don't know i i couldn't even tell you anything about his wrecked in in one of the one thing that i wanna i just want to add put the to put the button on on charter mistakes he is that morgan freeman did a kind of a career respect retrospective interviewing two thousand in which she said i think the big mistake was driving mistakes he actually yeah so i'd i'd love to i'd really love to talk to him about the movie now another nearly twenty years later and and see if he's changed his mind again i wonder like i wonder how much of that was in the impressions people had of him for doing it or in what he thought of the film is yeah clearly if he play that role for so many years he believed in the role he did and he is you know he said awsat the time like that role was his dad later in new that man and i wonder if the role i you know i i do wonder about the presentation of those characters on stage verses in cinema pat and what that changes and how that change the role if it did but he did say specifically the part of the reason for him calling it a mistake was that it established him in people's minds as this sort of kind lee karga you know ultimately it's the thing that leads to him voicing god it is you know i mean it's a it's a necessary.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Canon
"In the audio anonymous people maybe ruining the world here they don't when you get to hear their voice and know that there is a person there and let them tell you who they are i dunno this podcast i love it because it makes me feel just more connected to everybody and now beautiful stories from anonymous people is celebrating its one hundred episode so have if you have been listen yet now is a great time to subscribe there is a new color every week and you can catch up on all the old episodes for beautiful stories on stitcher apple podcast or every listen you will laugh you will cry who feel connected to america and you'll hear some truly beautiful stories and some wild ones and enjoy it and if you do enjoy it caucus until about it that's beautiful stories from an honest people happy anniversary guys let's talk about filibustering field of dreams so field of dreams close encounters with baseball it really is airlines you know i've never seen signs i don't know how much signs steals from field of dreams i haven't seen signs like since it was outs didn't even occur to me to look at it again i i did i did watch last night i watched mr johnson which the movie the bruce beresford made after driving mistake z and which is an interesting you're going to the hours they're fared complete if i'm no i think that the i'm almost certainly not going to be but it him doing a movie that setting colonial nigeria immediate as his follow up to driving mistakes he seemed really interesting to me and i'd never seen it somehow either it's all right it's it's got it it's got some problems but it's it's about a a a local in nigeria who fancies himself to be an englishman or that's what he presents at the very least again we're back to kind of codes which again playing roles and uh it's a this.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Hi this is the first storm arbiter presented anything uh very exciting for me coming from a stray or i dreamed of coming to award shows like this and and now that are bayne get it it's diet need to come to one again water fuck only we force fit a meal at four p m this thing is a televised just started lighter who gives a shit as anyone look that they give bag is three magazines in a bottle of water everyone who's won an award is from that corner who's going to win just sit boom hey let's spree this thing and there's been a definite lack of diversity in the present this man many driver the early foreign people and let's be honest we look that dogged us anyway the nominees for best long form original and the winner is barbarous tip penske for flynn thank you so much to the wga such an honor to be in this room full of people that i admire so much i want to think of course sony and lifetime for putting on this project and putting me in research of it and then story line by producers craig neil mark katie couric and of course an amazing cast and bruce beresford who is just really good at bringing things to life but above all i really want to thank the flint residents and the activists who let me tell their stories and they would like you to know that the flint water crisis is now at the one thousand five hundred stay and that it's not over yet which is probably great for us because we will make the sequel.
"bruce beresford" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"These so no sorry 77 bright yellow on he looks like he's fifty two in early july 28 less youngest best actor winner until he discovered raise the beard anyway looks older than worry shudder the dad why should it looks like an old football in that you really beds group a sweet spot old football though at one point he was going to be made bruce beresford the rate the grapefruit under mercy's yeah driving miss daisy yeah he's gonna make it with patrick swayze maybe okay i can say yeah see henry's kind and the bridge between dreyfuss enforce is sort of the midpoint that evolutionary jari ib as those accurate the man is starting to gain some posture the arabs are taking shape is the idea is losing hair raises body here but eventually kronenbourg gets attached lights and he's the one who comes up with quarter of that affect our young early surprising news in the world i were there was a weird little man baby inside someone's jess it's the best part of the movie ben loves quota producer benlate squatter prettier vanloads claudio indoor venues for loves clot out i do yussel of gummow what about water company corrado in auto like watto no glenn out one other yeah okay produce have been likes to get blotto that's right okay fine drunk right now he is he is a fuck massar enough you've got the idea he's also are finest film critic is poet laureate is tiebreak there is a dirtbike banyas birthday banning yeah he's not professor crespi and this is a rumor that circulates and i just have the battered down it's not true it's not true and i'm no no we don't know like a hundred in 30 episodes you padded it down i don't know what keeps on our out carry on police there's no truth to this room is graduated certain tells of the course a different me series such as kylo ban producer banken obey bennett shamlan bensaid's szebeni thing aley benz with a dollar sign a war hawes jersey where bayne and bend nineteen the final maker that's right i wonder what your verhovna move b o we'll get to it.