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"buck henry" Discussed on Fresh Air
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"buck henry" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from the Walton Family Foundation condition where opportunity takes root more information is available at Walton Family Foundation. Dot Org jazz musician. Jack Sheldon died last month at that age. Eighty eight as a big band and recording soloist on trumpet. He was featured with Sinatra Bennett Goodman basie and Gillespie his bandmates have included included Chet Baker art pepper and Zoot Sims for listeners. Of A Certain Age Jack Sheldon may be even more familiar for singing one of the bounciest and most memorable all songs from schoolhouse rock. Yes I'm only up here on Capitol here. Well it's a long long journey to the capital city. It's a long long while I'm sitting in committed but I know the the Laws on Obama. Pray that I will but to just I am a lot of patients got this far when I started. I wasn't even a bill. I was just an idea back home. decided they wanted to pass. They called all the congressman. And you're right. There Oughta be down out in addition to bring his hip way of singing. Schoolhouse Rock Jack. Sheldon has played on the soundtracks soundtrack of nearly four dozen films including the pawnbroker. The Pink Panther and white men can't jump and he recorded the very first rendition of the shadow of your smile l.. For the film the Sandpiper for Eighteen Years Sheldon was resident comedian for the band on the merv Griffin show then led his own big band in southern California. Yeah he played on such TV themes as the munsters and Peter. Gunn Terry Gross spoke with Trumpeter Jack Sheldon in nineteen ninety-three when he had just released an album album of duets called on my own featuring Ross Tompkins on piano. This love.
"buck henry" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I think and could be going Benjamin Robinson if you don't mind my saying so. This conversation is getting a little strange. Now I'm sure that Mr Robinson will be here any minute. Now you want. My husband will back quite late. Should be gone for several hours. My God Robinson Ono this didn't I mean you didn't expect you didn't really think I'd do something like that. What do you think? For God's Sake Mrs Robinson here we are you got me into your. How's he gives me a drink your news? Now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours Robinson you're trying to seduce aren't you Terry. Gross spoke with Buck Henry in nineteen ninety-seven their conversation took place at the film. Home for him in Manhattan. As part of a celebration of the then thirtieth anniversary of the graduate they spoke after a screening of the film which ended with Benjamin Braddock. Played by Dustin Hoffman Hoffman Barging into the wedding of MRS robinsons daughter. Elaine whom he now loves. They run off together making their getaway on a public bus but after a few moments of triumph triumph and exhilaration. They're both staring blankly into space. Well let's start with the end of the film the end of the film. It's kind of like a few beats after the typical. Oh happy ending you know. They run away together. Boy and girl get each other real triumph and then the camera just lingers longer on them that normally wouldn't see their faces drop in this like Oh what now how expression come over. Did you know that. That's the way it was going to end when you wrote the screenplay wouldn't know well let me lead up to it Nichols was was always Disturbed by the idea that In the Book Benjamin gets to the Church in time to stop the wedding leading before the vows have been taken and he always thought it's it's too corny. It's the cavalry coming in at the last moment so we thought well. Let's let him get there after the ceremony is over and and really wreak havoc. It isn't Christ symbolic when he's up there pounding on the glass. I mean this guy in a church pounding on glass so critics are inevitably going to make it a Christ waist symbol which it wasn't intended to be Perhaps if he founded one handed if things would have been different Coming out of the with with a few scars. But but that was not intended. And and Had we foreseen it. We might have done something differently differently but probably not the and the cross which I think was my idea but I don't remember any longer. I I just thought of it as you know. Kinda vampire thing Get back you bloodsuckers. And and and then naturally sticking it in the door seemed the the next logical thing to do so they're running away and they get on a bus and they ride and Mike had Along roll left on the film and I don't remember him I think he just didn't tell Catherine in dust and anything in particular except sit down there and take a ride and we'll see what happens opens. And of course what happened was they had nothing to say nowhere to look and so the sort of sense of good Lord. What's going to happen next? which is a perfectly reasonable for the actors to feel became part of the character and now has become the sort of legend in some people's minds who haven't seen it in the last few minutes that that the scene lasts for ten minutes? And they're sitting there as I read in in in someone's critique of it in the last few days It's a whole it's look it looks forward to to the end of the The seventies and the doom of that generation Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah In the film were I mean. I think it's fair to say now that a lot of A lot of producers are uncomfortable with embiid US endings and a lot of test audiences of the focus groups before movies released. least they don't like unhappy endings and a lot of endings nowadays are changed to so Viewers get what they want which is a happy resolution. There was no such thing in sixty seven sixty sixty eight when this was coming out right. You didn't have to test market it. No actually no. I don't think we did test market but also well there are two aspects. Expects this that are interesting one. Is that it tested. When it was first shown in theaters in previews the audiences were receptive beyond any any of our dreams The other thing is that the opposite of that is when Mike showed at first to a kind of friends friends screening. It wasn't quite that respect for the the audience wasn't quite that enthusiastic. I mean they said. Oh it's terrific. It's funny really. It's interesting to look at. The kid is weird isn't it. It's a shame that we so odd-looking big nose So it's you know you can't second guess from any particular group of any producer saying the endings too ambiguous. You've you've gotta know. Nobody ever said that. Also it is a happy ending with a little slice of lemon it. I mean it it is perfectly. He's got his girl and they've run away from The the people that they're scared of and and they're going to have either a long or a short happy life for a while. Who knows when the film film came out in late? Nineteen sixty seven. It really tapped into something. The weren't really many films at all that were addressing this generational split that we're addressing. The nations. That college people felt when they went home back to their parents houses and they knew they didn't fit there anymore and they didn't want to be there anymore and their parents friends were kind of scary scary to them so this this tapped into that at a time when Hollywood was always like several beats behind what was really happening in the world and and TV was even more beats behind that. What what do you remember? A of what we're people were saying about what the graduate meant to our to our culture when it was released and what rang true to are you. And what did you think was really absurd Gee that's a lot of questions in one you you know. It's it's odd because we didn't think of it as defining time replace and went about making it assiduously avoiding leading the era of contemporary politics. And the the only vague mention is when when The Guy who has the rooming house says are you outside agitator which was more about Berkeley than it was about the time and actually a critic when the movie was released took us to task for saying nothing about Vietnam which I thought was really stupid because it's simply we know what it's about it it does come from sensibility of some years before the time it was made although I think the sensibilities universal saw the sense of alienation that people have between teenage them and twenty something years old when they feel most hostile a lot of people do most hostile to their environment to their parents to their schools to all that stuff and since since we all came out of the same time the same sensibility that is Charles Webb. Who wrote the book? Mike Nichols Larry Term. And I all K- got out a school. Got Out of college in the fifties we all related to the same sources of that displeasure or an emmy or whatever you WanNa call it to me. One of the greatest paradoxes of the movies that it's about you know young men who comes home and he's just so lost in his parent's environment as what does he do. He has as an affair with his parents mother. It's the first phone that really addresses the culture. The you know the generation gap and so he sleeping with somebody of the other generation. It's really really Paradoxical a good idea to pass the time and no new friend I remember I remember when I saw it when the film came out one of the things I couldn't imagine I couldn't imagine any of the men I know and I knew and you my friend sleeping with my my mother's friends or with with any of the mothers that we knew it was just unimaginable to me. I think most of us are are mothers is not being sexual and so This was was like a different different world. Different things sleeping. Yeah sleeping with your mother's friends or someone sleeping with your mother. They're loaded in very different ways right now. I'm thinking.
"buck henry" Discussed on Fresh Air
"From whyy in Philadelphia. This is fresh air. I'm David Cooley in for Terry Gross. Today we listened back to Terry's interview with comedian writer and actor Buck Henry who died Wednesday Wednesday at the age of eighty nine he wrote the screenplay for the graduate one of the first films about the generation gap of the sixties it also launched Dustin Hoffman's film career and generated rated the Simon and Garfunkel. Hit Mrs Robinson Robinson. You're trying to seduce me aren't you buck. Also also created with Mel Brooks. The sixty spy sitcom get smart and was a frequent host of Saturday. Night live in. Its early years. We'll also listen back to Terry's interview with trumpeter and schoolhouse rock singer. Jack Sheldon who died last month at the age of eighty eight and John powers reviews the outsider the new ten part. Hbo Series Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name Buck Henry. The screenwriter in character actor died of a heart attack Wednesday at age. Eighty nine in the nineteen sixties sixties. He emerged as one of the sharpest comic voices for a new generation. He Co created the TV series. Get Smart with Mel Brooks wrote the screenplay for the graduate would and even had a small role in that film as a hotel desk clerk and in the seventies when Saturday night live premiered on NBC. He was one of the earliest guest hosts during that all important first season. Thank you all very much now. You're probably wondering as I am wondering and why I have been chosen to host tonight show after all. It's point true. I'm not a comic. I don't sing dance. Sure I've acted in a few films few television shows I've written a few but those aren't ordinarily the prerequisites to funding a big show like this one. I probably wasn't their first choice. Saturday night live hit. The seventies like a bombshell and before that in nineteen sixty seven. The graduate landed with justice. Huge impact directed directed by Mike Nichols. It told them. An aimless college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman stumbling into an affair with an older woman family friend Mrs Robinson played by Anne Bancroft. May I ask you a question. What do you think of me? What do you mean gives no mini-league all your life? You must have formed some well. I always thought to do a nice person. Did you know.
"buck henry" Discussed on AP News
"Folks Buck Henry the personal writer director and character actor who co wrote and appeared in the graduate has died in Los Angeles he was eighty nine years old Henry's wife Irene ramp told The Washington Post that his death was due to a heart attack Henry also acted in and co directed heaven can wait he also helped create the classic nineteen sixties buys that com for TV get smart with Mel Brooks and re appeared as a guest host on Saturday Night Live several times he played such memorable characters as the creepy babysitter uncle Roy and the father of nerd Bill Murray the country music hall of fame and museum says it broke its annual attendance record last year with nearly one point three million visitors prior to twenty nineteen it'd welcome more than a million people each year for five consecutive years the museum which is in downtown Nashville expanded in twenty fourteen which allowed for more exhibit space archival storage educational classrooms and special events space the building also houses the country music hall of fame rotunda with the names of country music's founding musicians are listed on plaque the museum feature temporary exhibits last year about outlaw country music Casey was graves Brooks and Dunn and Keith Whitley this year it'll have new exhibits about Chris Stapleton Martina McBride and bill Anderson the oldest living Olympic champion has turned ninety nine years old Agnes Colletti won ten medals in gymnastics including five gold at the nineteen fifty two Helsinki games and of the nineteen fifty six Melbourne games she won a gold medal in the floor exercise at the Helsinki games a silver in the team event and two bronzes she won three individual gold in Melbourne balance beam floor exercise and uneven bars and another in team events while also winning silver in the all around competition and another team event she could have won even more but an injury kept her from competing at the nineteen forty eight London Olympics Colletti won her Olympic medals when she was thirty one and thirty five years old today she lives in Budapest Hungary I'm wire in his first election year rally president trump takes credit for the drone attack that killed a top Iranian general last week the United States once again took the.
"buck henry" Discussed on KCRW
"Include Saturday Night Live and the graduate he died yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of eighty nine NPR's Elizabeth Blair has this appreciation Buck Henry was the definition of dead pan in the nineteen seventies he was a regular on The Tonight Show follow the singing dog follies once Henry joined Johnny Carson just after a singing dog contest followed a lot of peculiar people here a lot of women had to be swept up after with glasses and elfin features Buck Henry had a look it was cute but nobody comedy writer Allen's why bell that new Buck Henry for more than forty years they first met when's why bell wrote for Saturday Night Live in the nineteen seventies Henry hosted the show ten times it was funny but in a cerebral guard subtly sarcastic way that's why bell wrote the famous samurai deli sketches with John Belushi brandishing a massive sword Buck Henry played a customer can have a sandwich plays in the sketch Henry looks utterly unconcerned as believe she wields his sword made out this throw it up in the air and yelling yeah well it was making a sandwich Buck would just continue on sure but I don't know but you know most of the places are close this late but I can re was the son of the silent film actress he served in the army in the nineteen fifties and went to Dartmouth he adapted screenplay he wrote for the graduate earned him an Oscar nomination in the movie Dustin Hoffman's character has just graduated from college he's at a loss for what to do next and not getting much help from the adults in his life Buck Henry once told NPR the graduate is about the alienation and passion of someone in their twenties everyone online.
Buck Henry Dies: ‘The Graduate’ Writer, ‘Get Smart’ Co-Creator & Early ‘SNL’ Favorite Was 89
"Comedy writer and director Buck Henry has died from a heart attack he's best known for co writing the film the graduate starring a young Dustin Hoffman and co creating the nineteen sixties TV series gets Mark Henry also co directed and appeared in heaven can wait with actor Warren Beatty some may remember him on ace on Saturday Night Live when he guest hosted numerous
"buck henry" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Someone in their twenties everyone went through maybe it's because out of the forties fifties sixties but I think it's it's true today too how to get away and what the hell to get away to Allen's wife Val says despite his success Buck Henry never bragged Henry made millions last even if they didn't know its name Elizabeth Blair NPR news yeah sure do you honestly is and she you're listening to All Things Considered from NPR news it is coming out of the Middle East rattled stocks for a bit foreign exchange to currency markets in foreign exchange markets that are really responses to all kinds of geopolitical risk which is the hardest type of risk to actually go ahead and project I'm gonna resolve currency and its volatility next on market place join us for marketplace coming up at five thirty today right here on ninety point three he easy you and still to come on All Things Considered president trump wants to make it easier to approve big new infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines and highways will cut the federal permitting timeline for major projects down to two years and ideally we're gonna try to get even less than that environmental groups voicing their opposition that story's coming up in the next thirty minutes on All Things Considered.
Prolific 'Graduate' writer-actor Buck Henry dies at 89
"Look at this thing I got I got no sound a little and I got no picture what can we love John Belushi simmering character on Saturday Night Live so much she insisted on a samurai sketch every time he hosted the show in one sketch Belushi sword clipped Henry's head and he wore a bandage for the rest of the show Henry and Mel Brooks created the nineteen sixties TV show Get Smart Henry also co wrote the screenplay to the graduate and played the hotel desk clerk he played the guardian angel in heaven can wait and co directed the film I marches are a Lotta
"buck henry" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Weather BG Sacramento and I'm calling upon from ABC news I'm Richard cancer illustration brief Congress on the intelligence that led to the air strike that killed Iran's top general at least one Republican isn't happy Republican senator Mike Lee furious with the briefing lawmakers received calling it insulting what we're told over and over again was it look this action was necessary this was a bad guy we we had to do it and we can't have division we can't have dissension he says he's now calling president trump to let him know what happened he's now looking to support democratic senator Tim canes at war powers resolution and as the liquid terra ABC news on Capitol Hill later today the house will pass its own war powers resolution impeachment trial stalemate continues house speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding more details on the trials formed which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell replies there will be no haggling with the house over center procedure we will not say darts already to try this impeachment the house Democrats turn is over hello see is you have to send the impeachment articles to the Senate McConnell says he has the votes needed to start the trial China says it's economies are will go to Washington next week to sign the interim trade deal that has China by more U. S. farm goods and postpone planned terra hikes a federal appeals court in New York City rejected the administration's bid to lift an order blocking it from implementing a rule on immigrants trump administration wanted it lifted so the rule could take effect even while New York and other plaintiffs challenge it in court the rule would deny green cards to immigrants who would likely require government assistance affected Lee making it harder for poor immigrants to remain in the United States ABC's Erin to Turkey Buck Henry who co wrote the graduate this is Robinson you're trying to seduce cold get smart and was a regular host during the early days of Saturday Night Live has passed away Buck Henry was eighty nine years old you're listening to ABC news and I heart radio station news ninety three point one KFBK one of to efforts to recall governor Gavin Newsom is over the petition didn't receive enough signatures by the deadline the man behind it says he also didn't get enough donors to fund the campaign he needed five million but only received ninety thousand dollars camping in California is becoming an animal competition and the clock is ticking anyone who wants to secure a spot at high demand destinations like Yosemite Valley or point rails national seashore need to get ready reservations begin next Wednesday at seven AM for camping from may to June and are expected to go quick Hollywood's biggest night will go on without a host it worked last year so ABC is doing it again Kevin Hart had the job last year but then stepped down after old controversial tweets resurfaced the Academy Awards air February ninth from southern California that's the news I'm you give the goddess.
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
Waiting For Hoffman
"Istar. As for cannon films. It was business as usual. The next Monday after the fallout with Hoffman, they took out two more welcome to the cannon family adds. One of them announced the signing of Diane Keaton for a movie called housekeeping, and the other welcomes Peter Boyle for citizen. Joe. This was going to be a sequel to the nineteen seventy acclaimed movie Joe, which he had also made for cannon films. Both of these movies by the way were also never made Elwin. Leonard would get an adaptation of one of his books made by canon in nineteen eighty six, fifty. Two pick up with ROY. Scheider was released that year. But more interesting and much more relevant here is that Leonard would take his experiences in dealing with Dustin Hoffman and channel them into a new book that would become a movie in nineteen ninety-five, Get Shorty in it. The character of egocentric actor. Martin we're played by Danny de Vito was based on Hoffman. Wall to Miraz did try again to get LeBron made in nineteen ninety five after the success of Get Shorty this time, trying an adaptation done by buck Henry, but it was to no avail looking back on his time trying to get it done in the nineteen eighties mirrors concluded that Dustin Hoffman was less interested in making a movie as he was in talking about making a movie. And despite there being many Elmore Leonard adaptations since nineteen eighty six, including out of sight, Jackie Brown and the Get Shorty sequel, be cool. There has still not been one for LeBron. And.
"buck henry" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"I was looking speak films that took time to come out uhhuh you are in town and country in the annals of sort of recent movie history that has a big asterisk next to it the warren beatty movie is that was shoot it may still be shooting all we know they may still be working on that film yeah because it started in i think ninety eight who knows started when you were born and didn't come out for several years of lot of reshoot in a lot of downtime and then re re shooting were you involved in in all of that not all of it i was a replacement actor for an actor who couldn't continue on the project and i actually had to leave at a certain point i don't think they brought anyone into into replace me but they sort of they pared down the part of little bit because of it it was i mean i don't know what say it was good though you know it just go anywhere sat there and our trailers and they had like diane keaton and goldie hawn and charlton heston sitting in trailers waiting for new script pages and like warren and buck henry were off writing somewhere and peter chelsom which just pulling his hair out and and it went on for weeks you've got to be there for that it was pretty crazy hollywood history goes pretty pretty also has an asterisk next to the asterix may be for a movie that lost the most money.
"buck henry" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"I four is sort of seizing on is late as it sees twenty years later so i'm not i'm not going to give it a huge amount of of credit it it didn't play for me nearly as well now as it did at the time i think maybe that'll i had a lot to do with the revelation that is nicole kidman actress uh which was kind of an early thing at that point but the character she reminded me most of across the fate done away in network this this creature of raw and bishen and uh they don't always lease favorite part of network because of yours which is now not will not a movie i like um because the satire here and and there it's it's so heavyhanded in constructed in schematic and just i'm not on board and easy to it's just i think i'm like keith and that idea appreciate a lot of things around that character and appreciate will somewhat vents and is doing some what would buck henry is doing in in and i do think nicole kidman is still 'extraordinary in the movie but yeah the center of the thing does doesn't hold is well for me as it did um in 95 i think we're going to get to nicole kidman and a little more detail later 'cause i think there's a lot to unpack there but one thing that i also kind of relates to what were what we're talking about here is i think we should talk a bit about the structure of the film because i think the way the film is told in all of these little fragments kind of some together jumping back and forth and with a oncamera interviews with the characters kind of filling in some of the blanks kind of contributes to little a sense of that harmonised because there's sort of a feeling of watching a puzzle come together and by the end it doesn't feel like all the pieces are there what did you make of the structure of the film i mean i'm generally a sucker for these kind of like interestingly structured filmed in fourth lawbreaking you know just doing interesting things with point of view a narrative so like i enjoyed it but i do agree that it contributes to that sense of hollowness that we keep talking about and i i kinda feel that to about this film in that it feels very constructed and.
"buck henry" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Dot com and let me remind you in the upcoming december issue of the limbaugh letter russia's interviewing fame journalists ed klein whose new book all out war the plot to destroy trump details the washington establishment now i've read all of mr klinz books accept this one and he's very very history driven he's a very historical wider his books are chock full of footnotes and just a lot of good information that you don't here in the mainstream media ed klein's new book all out war and it's going to be in the limbaugh letter check it all out at rush limbaugh dot com let's go to gordon in halligan texas i gordon you're on the rush limbaugh while show uh hello khin i tried to think of a proper greetings for you about uh uh hello uh uh jupiter caliber fragile ballistic uh uh that's how i or you could just go with olaf oh oh yeah yeah that's that's that's highly appropriate i called to that to you about two hours franken's that lack of moral objectivity from uh uh the early 1980's if not the late seventies um uh demonstrated on uh a occurring sketch he wrote on saturday night live with the ryder actor buck henry i remember that uh you remember it it's hard to buck henry gilda radner annelorraine loom yup it was about the younger girls saying yes to prepubescent girls young abc by uh their middle age uncle who uh who did inappropriate for tiger for you didn't had inappropriate contact and with these two young girls and uh the thing was uh since it was reoccurring sketch uh it was always a successful uh molestation of the children oh my goodness that they would that is the sketch show always ended with the the girls uh uh suggesting that uh someone else might be interested in what was going off and the uh actor buck henry coming up with said uh to a fun part cores of that nature uh uh on uh every uh episode of the sketch uh you know it's no doubt gordon that snl broke the politically correct barrier uh.
"buck henry" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The believed but fifty years ago they put together this masterpiece of the film the graduate is a book out uh talking about its history seduced by mrs robinson how the graduate became the touchstone of a generation the author beverley gray's you're with us right now beverley i was thinking screenwriter and the screenplay that they gave us that they considered to be the perfect stream play was the gdp by buck henry why is it the perfect screenplay do you think that's interesting it went through all sorts of interesting permutations because buck henry was not the original screenwriter called dan first of all the author of the novel charles excuse me charles web gave them some ideas which were terrible idea is i think he hadn't a clue then they hired him the named calder willing ham who had been as successful screen right cortana novelist with a certain interest in sexy situations and unfortunately called a willing m hated the source material and made no bones about the fact that he hated at he called it amateurish claptrap and said he had been hired to breathe life into a corpse and he tried to put into it some fairly hideous details including some a stereotype minor characters and all kinds of stuff that showed he didn't love were appreciate or relief and understand this material here they finally got rid of him hired buck henry who worked very closely with mike nichols buck henry never written screenplay before and buck nickel mark henry and mike nichols went back and forth planning everything and having a lot of fun to think both of them had a background in improvisational comedy and some of that flares the uh so that a lot of the original dialogue from the original novel wbc kept and a few critics sneered that all buck henry had really done was they said it's not rewriting its retyping just two but believe me i need in the industry and i know uh uh hard it is to adapt someone else's material you want it save what's good and just toss away what's not good and enhance what's good and buck henry was a master at.
"buck henry" Discussed on KSCO 1080
"Of the other major players with regard to begrudge rings book henry and in a way then again not gone too far fuel for milk brooks in a way uh henry shaw uh the graduate as a way of writing on what maybe not exactly writing a wrong but it's like book but cannery basic league cocreated get smart but mel brooks got all the credit for it and i understand buck henry saw the graduates away a rectifying that i think it was offering interest the opportunity for him because he did not think of himself as a writer years been a sketch comedian and kind of a a comic presence but not hear never written the awful screenplay and here he was of i should add that if you look at the credit i he is not listed in the first version is a screen russia's the second position after calder willing ham and colder willing ham was a talented but from what i can gather pretty damned of noxious pamela and screenwriter who had some of her his own axes to grind he uh so i don't completely does him but in a court of the graduate he let it be known early on when he was hired to do the screenplay this was well but can be came onto the scene t let it be known that he thought that the book with john that he thought that uh only a talent like him could david and he was perfectly obnoxious about wanting to what he wanted to do uh he really was not the nicest of guys uh and eventually you know he would canned and buck henry was brought on by mike nichols and mike nichols in buck henry worked together very closely and i mean they were certainly to people of the same mind came to making the film but then they go to start putting the credit out there and called a willing hamza's what do you mean other back henry rewrote this i wrote the first draft and it will but he didn't even look at your drafty never even saw the macy's took it to the writer's gilman next thing you know he got first position screen credits so if there had been there was an oscar nomination for the screenplay if there had been an oscar win it would have been interesting because color willing ham.
"buck henry" Discussed on KSCO 1080
"Of i've read what he's written he contributed little or nothing two except for a lot of aggravation to the writing process and yet he is credited screenwriter won't it's that's that's a reminder that it is called the film industry and clearly willing ham new that part of how the industry works with with regard to credit in what the end you if you make the case what this with the guild will or will not recognize but the epilogue that going back to buck henry is his take on it i think is very pragmatic and i'll let i'll let you tillerson's what is take was on oh i think with you referring to is the code where he says i don't really worry about the credit just give me the money his rhetoric whoever you wish but i i think that the uh a bit of a sour grapes trump well yell came out yeah but at the end of the day people talk about book henry nano insurance graduate but the talk about book kennedy beyond the other dan i certainly has he went on to quite a career fact drought also a career as a director yeah involved with directing let me say he wrote the screenplay for two guy for he he with coal director of with warned lady oh avenue with having to wait thank you very much and you know and played role because he was very funny of an actor and of course has a wonderful that in the graduates of the way there was one very narkiss review comment from richard cordless a time magazine who felt that buck henry didn't deserve of pants on the back for writing the screenplay of the graduate because it was so much of the dialogue came out of charles ramp and fat something that as a former industry person i really found annoying because when you adapt something that's what you do you find out good in the original and you're keep it eating you find out what bad in the original on you throw it out and that's what was done there were some really good charles website winds and there's a lot of charles web junk and he figured out what two.
"buck henry" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"This was great uh this was a lot of fun we co we covered a lot of ground buck but there's a love there's a lot of ground to cover and we ended with filth i think is always import senate and the house would end their sessions with instead of a prayer ten minutes of filth of the aristocrats be a better rural gastropod start wrapping up illwill led book at to it but what does the does the memo or have a title a working title no no we hope the helicopter story turns up in there somewhere i am so surreal lied utah allied story yeah i can't remember who else we told a too but misa will several people idle maybe it was norman lear maybe i can't remember you know you know about you know about pats on tell lable joe i'll go ahead we don't there's a long list of them they're jokes that he invented and wrote that cannot be told in a public forum ha i i so i may i thought about it all the time i was watching gilbert's dirty choke movie which been loan on ice bar thank you that's our gilbert gottfried dirty jokes saw my dvd intellingent folks if you want to laugh that's the one that will make you laugh gnawing lau abucted research on on your yes and to a plug firm buck henry on it i can't ask for a better endorsement oh nice yeah gilbert guidry dirty jokes you can get it on gilbert godfrey dot com what we turn the mike's off a a buck you're gonna have to tell us where we can get our hands on some of those mccormick jokes.
"buck henry" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"One thing about cork oh cork yes with the great buck henry it great book henry is right cork um you know there are a few people uh it doesn't matter about the money or anything but if they're doing something and it's like mike nichols elaine may woody allen buck henry neal simon is a group yachting unamir a mel brooks carl reiner that you've got to say anything for me in this area um and buck is that that buck is that uh so i heard about that and i called and they said well whatever the wherever they thought you know i was in the firmament and things that we don't think we can afford you i said let's not concern ourselves about that uh you know i've i read the thing and i thought it was hilarious am so uh we actually uh you know made that that pilot they picked it up but we got fan mail from physicists um uh from actual fizzes well at thing about the black hole in all that's pretty close to whether it should be or even though we were collecting garbage in space amnon i'm going to just tell our listeners it for worn familiar with it it was a sifi us a spoof about a garbage skau yeah yeah he was a garbage collector unambiguous moved very intelligent sifi stuff yeah that land brick yes exactly who you are and they said people's of what is this you know should this beyond saturday morning our what is it and of course the ronnie eight of them and by that time it was too late and nbc took it off but i mean you've got a place.