35 Burst results for "Cage"
Jay Leno Breaks Several Bones in 2nd Accident
"We wanted to talk about something that is, well, I don't know if we can really call it funny because it involves a very funny guy, Jay Leno, but this guy, it turns out he keeps getting seriously injured. We heard a few months ago. Yeah, for a few months ago back in November, he suffered second degree burns because he was doing something in his garage and it ignited. Well, hold on. Let me read. This is from an interview with Jay, I know, talking about this. He goes, I was underneath the car. I didn't had a clogged fuel line. And I asked my buddy to blow a little through the fuel light and boom, it hit me in the face with a quart of gas. There was a spark nearby and ignited it in my face caught on fire. I mean, it's hard to chuckle because it was. It was horrific. And we like Jay Leno, we're not like reveling in the verdict of Jay Leno. I mean, it's so sad. But he was very much, you know, like, hey guys, it's fine. It's fine. It's good. I'm good. And then. Well, what happened is this actually is amusing. Apparently Jay Leno had a second accident, but he didn't want to tell anybody about it because there had been a whole bunch of news reports on the burning. And so he thought, what the heck is so the second accident? Well, let's talk about the second accident. This is a motorcycle accident. He has multiple broken bones. And I think he broke his rib cage. Here we go, you got a scar across his neck, two broken ribs, two broken kneecaps, and a snapped collarbone. And then, of course, being Jay Leno. He goes, it's a little painful, but it's not the end of the world. Well, he goes, a 72 year old man driving an 83 year old motorcycle. What could go wrong? So, I mean, the thing about Jay Leno, first of all, this guy loves anything that moves. Any type of vehicle. And the faster the better. You know the Ellen's 204 stars. I did. And 168 motorcycles. He talks about that when he was on The Tonight Show. He talked about all his car collection and all that. So I knew he loved all that.
Zoo Animals Run Amuck in Dallas
"Going on in Dallas with the zo down there? Doug, I don't know what I really, I really don't know what is happening in the Dallas zoo other than there's a conspiracy theory to take it down from the inside. All the animals don't fall in a prison. The annals are taking down the system, man. It's one of the strangest, funniest and also saddest things because a couple probably like, I must have been about a month ago, maybe. A little less. You know, again, now that I'm in Dallas, I try to follow things that are about Dallas and you know, try to learn what's going on. And it just says it was a joking phage that said be careful. There's a there's a clouded leopard probably in your neighborhood. And it just said the Dallas zoo couldn't find a clouded leopard. Now, it happened to be in the zoo still. But it got lost, which means it was released in some way, shape or form. Now, this cat is probably only 30 or 40 pounds. And it's not hurting anybody, even though we all have cats and a 12 pound cat and piss you off just as much as terrifying as a pit bull sometimes. But that's not the point. The point is this thing might missing. And then a little while later, a cage was opened a monkey cage was open. Nothing was taken, but a cage was open. Then a little while later, they find a dead vulture. One that was a rare species, and had unfortunately, I mean, had fortunately kind of brought his species back to life. And then a little while later, two tamarins also, those are monkeys, were stolen from the Dallas zoo. What the hell is going on? They're not ready to report James that they may have arrested two people on that one and they got to get a photo of the guy. They were just walking, I don't know. It's almost like it's almost like they're like, we don't care what you do, Dallas, zoo. What are you gonna do? We took your monkeys. It's such a strange thing. Like, what are you going after the zoo for?
"cage" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"What it be and welcome to another episode of the trivia with buds, podcast. I'm your host Ryan buds, thanks for checking out the show. Thanks for supporting the show by subscribing to this program on iTunes or Spotify or Google podcasts or wherever you listen to shows. And thanks for telling a friend who loves trivia to check it out. Today's episode is for a Patreon subscriber named Manny Cortez longtime friend in real life and on the show and Manny has picked the topic of Nicolas Cage movies from 2015 to 2023. So these will be very specific questions about cage's career over the last 7, 8 years or so. But if you followed some of those crazy independent films he's done, then you'll be A-okay. Before we jump into our trivia, I do want to say we had an error on an episode recently, it was famous duos, and I think I had the wrong year. It was supposed to be 1979, 1980 NBA season. I was looking for the pairing of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the first year they started playing together and won their first championship. And I think I had the answer is 19 or I had part of the question is 1975. And Magic Johnson, not on the team at that time. I found that out because I was doing it at a live show and somebody said, hey, I think you mean 79, and I said, oh, good catch. So whenever I do catch those, if I've recorded them on the podcast, I try to shout them out, but there you have it. It was 1979, 1980, not 1975 for the famous duos, Magic Johnson cream, Abdul jabbar. Question on that episode from a week or two ago. Before we jump into today's questions on Nicolas Cage movies, 2015 and on, we've got these three warm up questions for television. What Sesame Street character had to adjust to no longer being the baby in the family when his sister curly bear was born. That was a character on Sesame Street named baby bear, baby bear, who was no longer the baby when curly bear was born. Next one, what Olympic skier was dubbed Susie chap stick after she appeared in umpteen lip balm ads. That is Susie chaffee, Suzy chaffee, and chaffee ChapStick. It sounds very, very close, so that's a good match up there. And what airline finally retired, it's friendly sky's slogan after three decades in 1997. That was united united. There you have it. We're all warmed up. We're ready to rock and roll and we're diving into Nicolas Cage movies 2015 and on. Here we go. Nicolas Cage movies, let's see what you know about the madman. Actor, known as Nicolas Cage. Number one, in the 2017 film mom and dad, cage played a murder crazed dad trying to kill his kids, who played the insane mom. Number one, who played the insane mom with Nicolas Cage as dad in the 2017 film mom and dad. Question number two and what decade does the film Mandy take place in what decade does the film Mandy take place?
Kevin Sorbo on His New Film 'Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist'
"I always joke around if somebody says such and such a film is Christian film. And I say, excuse me, is Kevin serbo in it, and they go, no, then it's not a Christian film, okay? That's just biblical, yes or no? Is he in it? No, it's not a Christian film. I just want to be clear. This, however, what we're going to talk about today or one of the things we're going to talk about is a new film, which is going to be in theaters. It's a fathom event January 26th called left behind rise of the Antichrist, starring Kevin sorbo, Corbin berenson, rise of the Antichrist, sounds like a bummer. It's a little bit revelation in there, right? This takes place 6 months after the rapture. And the movie that portrayed that came out about 8 years ago for the Lafayette guys for the cloud ten guys based up in Toronto in the role that I took over from Nicholas cage is the rayford steel roll, the role of the pilot. And I was very fortunate to direct this one as well. What? Wait a minute. You directed this film. All right, now then ladies and gentlemen, I apologize for saying that it could be a bummer 'cause no matter what, if Kevin is starring in an and directed it, I'm just assuming it's going to be inspiring.
Amber Athey: The Left's Talking Points in Response to Biden Documents
"I find amber I mean obviously the left are hypocrites the media or liberal activists we get it It's already been said a thousand times But I just find a comical how the talking points went out early this morning And if you watch any media outlet they're on them already like the Borg like automatons From Star Trek the board right They're like oh it's a numbers thing Trump had 300 alleged classified documents and Biden only had ten but there's a small problem with that amber Number one there's a dispute of Trump's or even classified or not There's none over Biden's And second you have no idea how many documents Biden could still have because there haven't been any FBI raid yet That's kind of an issue isn't it It is And not to mention that the Biden team apparently didn't even know that the documents were there and don't know what's in them compare that to the Trump team when he was raided by the FBI That was after they had already put the documents behind a locked door in a storage cage because that was what the national archives and the DoJ told them to do So they knew where the documents were They supposedly knew what was in them The Biden team apparently just stumbled across these last fall and we're supposed to believe that these were somehow being managed properly The whole thing is utterly ridiculous but this is classic with the Democrats They have no shame They don't respond to charges of hypocrisy because they just get away with this stuff all the time
Caller: Is There a Candidate With a Comprehensive Deportation Plan?
"If I'd only had you as my constitutional law professor in school I wouldn't have slept through the classes Well thank you very much My comment is regarding the invasion at the border I gladly support any candidate that could put together or outline a comprehensive deportation program to remove these folks Don't you know You're not allowed to deport people anymore Nope Why not Okay Aside from that is there a legal reason No No do we follow the law anymore I mean look at this place It's unbelievable It's unbelievable I mean you have most of the media is not even covering what's going on on the southern border They were all there Martha's Vineyard though weren't they Weren't they Bill Yeah Yeah but on the southern border thousands and thousands and thousands of the media don't care what's happening to these little kids They don't go down there and look at these cages do they They don't go down there and talk to the women who are being molested and raped do they And by the way not just full grown women little girls and little boys They don't go down there to look for the drug cartels do they They don't go down or they see these guys carrying these packages of a fentanyl across the border do they No they don't go to the communities to see what's happening Happening to their schools and law enforcement All the litter that's taking place No No we got to attack Trump Don't you see We're very very busy here
Robert Bryan Talks Karate Combat's Fan & Athlete Controlled Leagues
"You come from traditional finance and you find yourself into karate. So talk about that just for a second and then talk about how y'all's platform is now taking some of the elements of web three and incorporating it into your business. Great. So it's not just karate. What were the top strikingly in the world today? So what that means is if you're not sure of your criminal MMA, that sort of in a cage with small gloves, but you're allowed to wrestle. A lot of magic takes place on the floor. I really doesn't have that component. It's just striking. It allows you to be interesting to some people who are experts in the space to the general viewer. It's not quite as interesting. So we're trying to kind of make that more mainstream. There's a number of other elements that separate us from MMA. And then obviously a boxing does include kicking and has different gloves. So that's sort of where we sit. Any type of single sport martial art that follows our rules is allowed. We have people from taekwondo. All different all different walks, but is most similar to karate and karate has an excellent brand name. And we've been able to leverage that base to participate in private participants to become the fastest growing sport worldwide today.
Tuimoloau shines as No. 2 Ohio St beats No. 13 Penn St 44-31
"Second ranked Ohio State exploded for four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to weapon number 13 Penn State 44 31 The nitin Lions took a 21 16 lead with 9 and a half minutes remaining on Patreon Allen's one yard run But the buckeyes responded with two TDs in the next 34 seconds the first on trevian Henderson's 41 yard run the next on CJ Strauss 24 yard touchdown pass the cage stover Strap through for 354 yards We already knew it was going to be a fourth quarter game so we weren't surprised by anything We got it to be better than there is on all things Because one more third down The Buckeye scored two more touchdowns ten second support and the final three minutes to steal the game I'm Tom Miriam
What Charges Will Alec Baldwin Face?
"Every day there's new reports about how guilty Alec is and now what should happen to him and there's so many conflicting opinions. Generally people in Hollywood don't want to blame him. They're trying to blame. And of course, a large part of the blame falls with Hannah Gutierrez read, the armorer and Dave holz, the first AD, who now we found out has made other mistakes on previous movies was fired from a movie for similar type of bullshit with guns. And now we also found out that Hannah read Gutierrez and I knew this from just looking at her face and not knowing anything but who is this ghoulish girl, this new type of young woman with all the tats and piercings, a chunky girl who calls herself a former model, get the fuck. You know, if you pose for one in picture that's a modeling photographer, you got a model. Show me the box you're on. Show me the catalog you're in. Stop with this model. And the goddamn newspapers pull her a former model. Wouldn't she do model socks over the radio? She's a big pudge. She's not a model. And she's not pretty for Christ's sake. Anyhow, Nicolas Cage on the last movie she worked on her first movie, screamed at her because she had done and gone off right near his ear while he was preparing for a scene and he was so pissed off he walked off set and he went to the people who run the movie and said, she's got to go. You've got to get rid of her. Someone's going to die here. He was out of his mind, man. So that's why this girl did the podcast all kind of nervous. Well, I was nervous about it because my first time and yeah, honey, it's your last time too. You're not working ever again in the movies. You're done. You're done. So with that, my legal source told me Alec Baldwin shouldn't escape any consequences, he has to be tried for involuntary manslaughter. That's what he feels. Because he says his actions fit the New Mexico statute law definition for involuntary manslaughter, engaging in a lawful but dangerous act without exercising due caution and circumspection. It's a fourth degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison finds up to 5 grand. That's nothing considering what he's about to face civilly. It's going to be horrifying. But my source like me still believes Baldwin might escape criminal charges. I mean, I think the bulk of the charges will fall on the armor and the first AD, but a civil liability, Baldwin could get hit pretty hard for negligence on a wrongful death action. It's going to cost him dearly. I don't know how they're going to put their lives back together and then again, him and hilaria, it's going to be a while.
Kyle Seraphin: Understanding What the FBI Actually Is
"Fundamental disconnect between I think America's understanding of what the FBI is and then what it is in actuality And we kind of touched on it a little bit ago but everyone looks at this group and they think this is a self proclaimed I would say premier law enforcement organization in America But the FBI views itself more as an intelligence agency And when you deal with an intelligence agency you get intelligence analysts and you get intelligence people And intelligence people have a totally different mindset than a criminal investigative group And so you know my experience and part of the reason why I ended up on a surveillance team was because I couldn't grasp the idea of grabbing knowledge for the sake of knowledge that was non operational And we never had any we had no instinct or ability to pursue it In fact the squad that I worked on if we found a case that got to a level where there was some criminality involved it probably got moved over to another squad that did that exclusively So all of our job was background And so in some ways I had a sort of an external seat because my ability to get my hands onto a lot of the things that I joined the bureau to do It never materialized But I got to see it from the outside as a support agent You know we really have two kind of cast but I only have three casts of agents You've got your administrative agents that are interested in supervisory roles and moving up and some of them I have no beef with and some of them are terrible A lot of them are probably terrible And then you've got your case agents and these people are your hound dogs They just run down stories They want to know what the interest is They're getting paper and they're building cases And then you have people that kind of do all the other whether that's surveillance or S.W.A.T. or medical support for the arrest warrants and things like that or evidence recovery teams and kind of all the peripheral pieces that make that agency work That's another kind of group But your pool of cages is pretty narrow And I feel like it's narrowing in a lot of ways because some of these things are not about it's not about getting the case done anymore
Why the Mainstream Media Doesn't Report Live From the Border
"You don't want to know why the major media are not on the southern border in America Other than Fox Because if they go there they're forced to report what's going on in there You talk about un American You talk about props You talk about the inhumanity The people in that part of the United States are begging for help And most of them are Hispanics Americans They are begging for help The small towns there most of whom are run by Democrat governors Are begging for help The sexual trafficking that's going on The abuse of little kids no more media down there to look at the cages in which these kids are put
Jerome Corsi Discusses the Julian Assange Emails
"Here in the studio with Jerome corsi and I want to talk about your new book, but I want to continue the conversation just so people understand who you are and the hell you have been through, but that God delivered you. And I'm being blunt. God delivered you and you know that and you say that. But you're helping us track how this all went down. So in 2016, Julian Assange is rattling the cage of the democratic establishment and letting them know I've got your secret emails. I know what you've been up to. What did you think he had? In other words, it's one thing to say, I think he has the emails of John Podesta. And by the way, I don't know how he gets these emails or whether this is ethical. That's a separate conversation. But what did you suppose that he had? Well, we got to Italy. I wrote Roger Stone, some emails. And I made it sound like I had a source. Word is that this is what I figured out exactly what was going to be in the emails. I predicted the Podesta was going to say things like Hillary sick. Because a bad campaigner, like the weave stolen campaign funds and lied about it, and we've done it through violating the FEC rules. I laid out 6 or 7 things I knew were going to be in these emails. I had not seen them. This was all speculation on my part. Well, when the, of course, the FBI had been surveilling me and unaware of this, but they had all my emails. Now why would the FBI be surveilling you? Because they hated Donald Trump from the very beginning, as soon as the emails were stolen, Hillary said the Russians did it, and Hillary started during the 2016 campaign laying the groundwork that the Russians were in cahoots. And we now know, in case you're not tracking folks, we now know that Hillary Clinton's campaign chose this narrative that we
Ezra Miller's Tour of Terror Continues
"What's with the latest news on the flash actor Ezra Miller, this transgender superhero who goes by they them, but we don't use those pronouns on this show. We call a man a he and a woman is she. Period. Anyway, Ezra Miller is up Schitt's Creek again. His international tour of Terra includes allegations of grooming, abuse, assault, kidnapping, even running a cult, and now you can throw burglary on the list because Ezra has been accused of stealing bottles of booze from a house in Stanford, Vermont, way back in May. The homeowners weren't there at the time and they filed the police report against Ezra. And the other day, the police were able to find and serve Ezra with a citation to appear in court next month. Yes, cops were able to find him because he's been hiding out from authorities trying to find him. And all police did was hand him a citation instead of, I don't know, putting a stop to this violent madness by, you know, dropping a locked cage of this guy's ass and losing the key? Come on. Law enforcement?
Eric and James Howard Kunstler Reminisce About the Rabbit Ears Series
"To James Howard kunstler, also known as Jim, Jimmy Jimbo. Jimmy Jack. Jim reverend Jimmy. So we were just talking about rabbit ears. So yeah, so in the late 80s, early 90s, I got this job that I've started director of gravity, and I thought, who can I turn to who could write these stories? So you did just great work. And rabbit ears would, so we create this children's book, but then we get top Hollywood names to record them. I think the Davy Crockett was like Nicholas cage. And sacagawea, I don't remember who did that one. I'm pretty sure it was mom's maybelle. I'm almost, I'm almost certain that I don't. It was either mom's maybelle or Sinatra. Either one. One of those two. But then we would get amazing musicians. Garrison keeler. Yeah. Can you use his name now? Is it safe to say garrison? I think he wants his touched a woman's back. When they were taking a photo and he lost his career over that thing. Goodness. Marco Connor, the fabulous Marco Connor, did the music for that. It was quite a fantastic production of video. Well, that's the point is that the rabbit hair stuff was super accurate to one tons of awards. So I had the privilege of writing many of those. And my name is attached to these Grammy Awards for best children's recording 1989 or something like that. I think that one too. Yeah, I know. It's crazy. So but that's kind of like the last time I saw you in person. Was 1991.
Bregman homers, has 3 RBIs to lead Astros over Mariners 4-2
"Alex Bregman finished two for four with a home run and three RBI in the Houston Astros four to two win over the Seattle Mariners Bregman hit a first inning two run Homer to put the Astros on top and after the Mariners tied the game his 8th inning RBI double gave Houston the lead again Had a tough road trip was spending off the ball a little bit but got bad got in the cage got to work today about staying closed and was able to stay through a few sliders today which was nice and would have liked to hit those fastballs better but I guess the slider was a slider was the play today Jose or kitty held the Mariners to two runs on four hits over 6 and two thirds innings Adam spelling Houston
Poor Brett Kavanaugh Can't Make Decisions About His Own Body
"So I'm sure you have no thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh being forced to did he have to use a back alley? Is that what happens? Steakhouse, he was yes, he exited a Washington D.C. Morton's through the back door. So like a back alley, that's terrible. Yeah. Was that his only choice? Was it someone invaded this? Protesters showed up out front called the manager calling, I called the manager to tell him to kick Kavanaugh out later, tweeted that just as the justice was forced to exit through the rear, first of all, he never even saw them or came into contact with them, right? I mean, imagine being punished for a decision you think you have the right to make. Right. Right. How dare anyone invade his privacy? That's right. Yeah. And you know, first of all, Morton's really. And secondly, they call them Morton's the steakhouse. And that's just annoying on the Ohio State university. Morton's this takeout, cage, the elephant, Portugal, the man. Oh my God. I mean, people were all over it on Twitter, but Jay said, I feel terribly for justice Kavanaugh. He tried to make a choice, namely where his body should be and what should be inside it, then a small group of people, unrelated to him, showed up and made it impossible for him to make that choice. I mean, I mean, I just love, I just love all the people on all the Democrats saying, yeah, people show up in protest where I am all the time. They do it all the freaking time. Oh my God. I'm not a whiny baby about it. I just have my meal and go about my
No, January 6 Was Not an Insurrection
"Finish the conversation about January 6th. Because, you know, I am convinced that people are losing their minds and out of control when it comes to January 6th. I have seen plenty of individuals who have came out and called January 6th and insurrection. It's very clear to me there's no such insurrection that has occurred on January 6th. Why? And let me just say this. I went down to the capitol building multiple cage. I've been to The White House multiple times. And while at The White House, on basic events of some of us going and talking to Donald Trump and all of that sort, they completely use guardrails, dump trucks, block off all access points to all major capitol buildings. I mean, portions of the capitol building, The White House, everything. It's completely blocked off. Now you're telling me the intelligence community, the FBI, and you know the infiltrated, their infiltrate everything that goes on in the United States of America, that somehow Donald Trump was pre planning a takeover of the capitol building, our government didn't know nothing about it. And they didn't even prepare in case for it to happen.
In Bali, bird sellers help endangered mynah make a comeback
"Conservationists are working to bring the critically endangered Bali Mina back from the brink of extinction with help from unlikely allies Bird breeders and sellers in Indonesia I'm Ben Thomas with the closer look Tossing their flowing white crests back and forth a pair of Bali Mina share a branch Looking around with trademark blue patches around their eyes catching the sunlight Endemic to Bali the Mina has been prized for its striking plumage and song But the birds capture for sale coupled with habitat loss led to the minor becoming critically endangered and by 2001 only about 6 were living in the wild Though there were thousands in cages around the world Now conservationists see bird breeders as key to bringing the minor back The national park began to understand that I think Tom squires with Manchester metropolitan university The bird keepers can still keep birds and follow their hobby without a cause in real problems for wild populations Readers are allowed to keep 90% of the offspring for private sale while the remaining birds are released into a protected national park in Bali And I get a yeoman Bayou who are you to a Friends of the national parks foundation You need also to give something back to the community So they can feel conservation give them benefit Experts say continued monitoring is needed to ensure success but the model could be replicated for other endangered birds I'm Ben Thomas
Harper, Schwarber 2 HRs, Thomson wins debut, Phils top Halos
"Kyle schwarber and Bryce Harper H of the pair of home runs as the Phillies belted fire overall and a ten nothing went over the angels Schwarber let off the bottom of the first with his 13th armor of the season he had a second solo shot and the bottom of the 6th That's because it's too homers right It's not like it's going to be guaranteed tomorrow so just keep the consistent work in the cage Later ending in Harper followed with his second home run of the game he had a three run home run and the bottom of the 5th Zach Evelyn allows us 5 hits to pick up the win and then the manager rob Thompson's debut Thompson took over the reins from Joe Girardi who was fired by the Phil's Friday morning Michael luongo
"cage" Discussed on The Big Picture
"To me, yes. Look, you can not, like, we have a lot of critically acclaimed great movies to choose from. But you can not discount the movie that is the big, huge, Hollywood blockbuster, four quadrant film that everyone loves and talks about in kids still watching school. Do you can't do a Nicolas Cage rewatchables and say that national treasure, a $350 million grossing film. That I certainly did not expect to be good. When I sat down in the theaters to watch it, it was strictly off Nicholas cage allegiance that I was there. And the movie is a good movie that makes a shit ton of money. I don't see how you believe it out of his Hall of Fame. It's agreeing to me. A green? Not even, this is green. National treasure is a green. National treasure is a great the Nicolas Cage whole thing. We have green. 6 greens already..
"cage" Discussed on The Big Picture
"There's no common moviegoer to me anymore. I think the commie movie, the common moviegoer is dead. And I think what's happening now in a lot of these economic and cultural shake ups at different streamers and for the studios is that they're realizing that. And in realizing that they're trying to figure out a way to tailor their content to overlap the quadrants as much and squeeze out what's left of it because the reality is that with when all of these different studios basically crude up when they all basically crewed up and was like, okay, come over here and have this streamer for all of this stuff to this streamer for all of this stuff. Come to this streamer for all of that stuff. They have more than anything, what that made you do is it kind of bifurcated the trifurcated, whatever separated the audience out to where people go to whatever they want for whatever they want. There's no actor that this movie is like, this movie could be made with other than Nick cage. And I really don't think that there's an actor that this movie is intense hit with. Because I think moviegoing tastes and sort of rhythms have changed in a way. You know. And I don't think it matters. As much, there's a great, it's a great weekend for movies right now. Everything everywhere all at once is in theaters, the Nic cage movie is in theaters. There's a lot of non comic book fair that's a theater right now for people to go see and a different palette, sonic two was fucking great, right? So in a different palette for people. And outside of, you know, some of the IP stuff, they're not really doing crazy gangbusters because, you know, I don't know if people think that a movie about Nic cage in this way is something that you leave your couch to go see. Yeah, I wonder, I wonder if this movie had come out in 2006 instead of in 2022. If that would have been different, not just because the box office was different at that time, but because our perception of cage was different at that time. Maybe this is an entree into a bigger conversation about the man because he's been through so many cycles of understanding from the audience's perspective and made so many different kinds of movies that I think it's possible that for people who are not paying close attention that they have just accepted that Nicolas Cage is a guy who.
"cage" Discussed on The Big Picture
"I'm Sean fantasy and this is the big picture, a conversation show about Nick cage. Today we're discussing the new meta action comedy, the unbearable weight of massive talent, and its self parodying star Nicolas Cage who plays himself in the film's sort of, joining me to talk all things cage, and help me construct his Hall of Fame, two very busy men right now to cage rangers, rob Mahoney in the middle of the NBA playoffs, stepping off the podium to come hang with us for a little bit, and van lathan. Soon to be published author a vat crazy and tired, co host of higher learning and the ringer verse and all kinds of stuff, guys. What's up? Good, what's going on, man? This calendar invite wasn't for all of us to go trip asset together in Majorca is what you're saying. I'm so sorry. I'm so we're not doing that here today. But maybe in the near future, maybe when the playoffs are ending in the pub week is over, we can all get stoned together. But now we're talking about Nick and this new movie before we get into the movie. You know, van, you and I were on a pod about a month ago and you were like, whenever you do a Nic cage episode, I have a lot to say. And I earmarked that. And lo and behold, literally 30 days later, there's an entire movie about being Nick cage out in the world. What's your relationship to cage? A lot of people have other acts. A lot of people have actors that are there like spirit animals, you know, it's obvious that when you do the rewatchables, there's a connection from Bill to either Leo or Matt Damon, depending on which one it is. Usually Matt Damon, but yeah. Normally a mad Damon world. This guy is my guy. Like Nicholas cage is, you know, I have guys who are my actual spirit animals like they represent in culture, like Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, but in terms of a dude who I've always looked up and just been surprised by, bewildered by perplexed by,.
"cage" Discussed on Filmspotting
"How could you put me in this position? What do you think? I knew it was coming. I wanted this to happen. I was completely blindsided. I still don't understand this. You went in there with $500, right? We had this whole discussion. I had a straight flash. Hey, how you doing? Do you know what a straight flush is? It's like unbeatable. Like unbeatable is not unbeatable. Hey, I know that now. I hate this place. Honeymoon in Vegas also might have the greatest romantic comedy reunion scene of all time. I dare not spoil it, but you know this is a staple that is often very stale in the genre and they manage to deliver here with that. Keith now in your book at age of cage, you said the movie allowed cage to deliver a heartfelt performance that lets the comedy come from his characters distress. And I think it's that part of the combination going on here that does put it at number one for me. This one, honeymoon in Vegas, hits the sweet spot. It's my cage trifecta. You get bursts of full cage here, right? You still get the dreaminess of his early efforts, something like valley girl. I mean, you can see why sir Jessica Parker's character has stuck around as long as she has. And then you also get that sincerity, the emotional commitment that arises in his full, heavy, dramatic work. So a little bit of everything here, love rating to see an Arizona, but can't put it above what we see cage doing in honeymoon in Vegas. It's a bold first choice. I like that performance a lot, too. And it's one of two films you made with Andrew bergmann, who I think is a really just his comedy has a very generous spirit to the other ones that it could happen to you, which I like quite a bit too. But it was a comfortable stretch where he was really quite good at playing normal guys or something approaching normal guy. Yes. Jack has his issues with his bomb. And with trust in general, but he is one of the more normal characters in a film that features characters like Sally Mueller's and Johnny sandwich. So, you know, it's a fight before. I like that choice. It's a good one. All right, has the age of cage stamp of approval I'll take it. Well, I may not have seen this movie, Josh, but I did do a little homework and watch the scene you picked. And the signature cage moment there has to be when I think he says I had a straight flush, that's basically unbeatable, and she says something like, you know, will basically unbeatable is an unbeatable. And he sings his response. I think I know that now and cage sings it. It's so great. Yeah, and again, what I love about it is that she's keeping up with him too. Like she's not phased that it's in sync again, right? She's not fazed by the fact that he does that. I think she immediately doesn't she immediately respond. I hate this place or something. Right. It's like, you know, yeah, they're great together and I just love him in it. Those are our top 5 Nicolas Cage performances. Keith phips. Please do the honor and let us know any films that have not been mentioned yet that you think deserve to be mentioned in performances. Oh gosh. I had so many honorable mentions that they were kind of bubbly under we touched on a lot of them. If I had to, I mean, we did not, it was referenced in passing vampires kiss is such a, it's such a strange movie. Screen that recently. And it's kind of all over the place. In places, it's just sort of very lightly stitched together as a film. But I think there's more going on there than just like a weird vampire movie. It is a really good depiction of toxic masculinity before we had that term to label something with. We're cage's character is exploiting white male privilege throughout. And it's also a film in which he thinks he's turning into a vampire and spends part of the film walking around saying I'm a vampire. And there's all kinds of other big moments. He called it a laboratory that he would draw on for future performances. And we didn't touch on the action films at all. I really do think face off is way up there in terms of his performances too, because he establishes really early on what an awful but also sort of joyously villain Castro pollux is and then kind of surrenders that to play John Travolta's character and he plays them as sort of this tortured character who's forced to a good person in a bad person's body who's forced to do bad things and then tortured by the fact that maybe kind of likes doing bad things. I mean, it's really complicated stuff going on beat the surface of that character. You know, that's a really good one. I could go on. You know, I'll throw off a couple of reason ones or from the wilderness years. That I think are quite good or Mandy, which we touched on before. Filming made called mom and dad, which was this dark horror comedy that's also about midlife prices and feeling kind of ambiguous about parenthood, years into having become a parent. It takes a tough stomach to watch that one, but if you've got it, it's worth your time. Josh, what about you? Yeah, just quickly I'll say, I knew this was my chance to see vampires kiss Keith had never seen it before. It is wild, but for me it is one of those cases where he completely hijacks..
"cage" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Why not? I'm in love with you. Snap out of it. I can't. All right, well, then I must never see cage, I should mention, unfortunately not one of the three performers nominated for an Oscar Vincent gardenia was as well. But what he brings, what cage brings here, and he brings it from valley girl on, including my next Vic, I think is a romantic interest, is that volatility that actually comes off first to the member of the opposite sex, almost like a repulsion. They don't really like cage at first. And then ultimately they find themselves really attracted to him and what it is is that passion, positive or negative, he is the counter to every other normal guy out there who might make them happier, but they're not gonna, they're not gonna have the highs, you know, and maybe they're gonna have some lows, but even those are maybe gonna be worth the journey. And it makes them feel alive in some way. And you know if you've seen moonstruck, you know the scene I have to play a clip from. It's the one where he explains to Loretta, why he hates his brother. And you see and hear all of that passion and volatility and emotion on display. The signature cage moment, I think, will be really easy to spot even with just the audio. And I can even picture guys some listeners who are fond of this movie, and they're really is a cult around this film. Maybe getting funny looks at their desks or on their treadmills at the gym as they're listening and they're actually enacting this moment along with Nick cage. This wood is fake. 5 years ago I was engaged to be married and Johnny came in here and he ordered bread for me and I said, oh, okay, some bread. And I put my hand in the slicer and it got caught 'cause I wasn't paying attention. The slicer chewed off my hand. It is funny because when my fiance found out about it, but she found out that I'd been named. She left me for another man. That's a bad blood between you and Johnny? Yes, that's it. That's not Johnny's.
"cage" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Don't film spotting. Welcome to film spotting. We've been doing this show for over ten years together, Josh. I was doing it for 7 years made no joke. More than 60 movies. Over the course of those 17 years, starring in most of them, and of course we've done hundreds of top 5 lists in that time, and yet it feels like there has never been a better time than right now. April, 2022, for us to do our top 5 Nicolas Cage performances. The stars have aligned. They have Adam cage's critical reputation has recovered after possibly a career best performance in last year's pig. And beyond that, we've got a highly anticipated new film starring cage that's in conversation with the actor's entire career and his persona. That's the unbearable weight of massive talent. The cherry on top, of course, or maybe better to say the package of Huggies on top. Critic and friend of the show Keith phipps is just released his new book, age of cage, which is just fun to say. Four decades of Hollywood through one singular career, we welcome Keith phipps back on film spotting key. How are you? I'm good. How are you guys? We're doing great. We are ready for the age of cage and I'm wondering if you feel like we do about the timing of your book. Now I'm guessing some of that was actual maneuvering on your part and your publisher's part to get it in sync with the release of the new film, but it's been a cage renaissance, right? I would love to say that that was clever timing. It was actually supposed to come out last fall, and then it was delayed. That's COVID. Yeah. Which is fine. I was disappointed for a couple of days and then when the lineup with the film that was great. But yeah, no, it's a nice bit of coincidence that I wrote a book about Nicolas Cage that was looked at his whole career. Around the same time a film came out that looked at his whole career and came through his position within it and how he's kind of bounced around. But really, I think the thing that most validated my choice to write this book came out toward the end of it, which was pick, which is a film that I loved. And I felt like, okay, this last year I spent writing this book, I didn't feel bad about it before, but I definitely feel great about it now because I just saw something that kind of justified the whole project. Yeah. So we've talked to you a little bit about the book over the past two years really since we started doing trivia spotting an event that takes place monthly for our family members on Patreon and we like to bring up this book when you participate. But for those who are uninitiated, tell us about the book's origins. Did someone come to you and say, hey, got any ideas for a book and cage was the first thing you wanted to do, or was it a case where you were pitching this? I thought, well, first of all, I like to point out that I'm a three time champion of trivia. Only your Patreon supporters will know that I'm lying. But that should be in the bio Keith, your author. Going forward. I tossed around a lot of ideas before landing on this one. Some of which I was kind of in love with, but publishers weren't, but you know, they go on the file and maybe come back to them some other time. But really for me, the spark of inspiration was seen Mandy at the music box here in Chicago, which was a movie. I have tremendous respect for it. I like that movie a lot. But, you know, what really did it for me was here was a cage performance I had not seen before. I mean, there were gestures and things that harken back to what he'd done before. But the sort of intense really mournful, but also very physical and quite violent performance. I mean, this was, you know, here is someone I've been watching pretty much the entire time I've been playing close attention to movies because I saw raising Arizona when I was in junior high. And he was, you know, he could still surprise me. I'm kind of got me reflecting over his always, obviously I'm an admirer of Nicholas cage a long time. But I thought, you know, there might be a story here to kind of if we followed it from beginning to end. And it might be something about something bigger than just Nicolas Cage and here are the movies he's made, but perhaps the sort of movies being made in each era in which he was making movies. And when did you know Keith, you know, that's one of the things I love about the book is it does have this other idea at work beyond cage's filmography, as you described, sometimes those ideas sound good at the start. And then you have to see if that will actually pan out, right? As you get into writing. So I'm wondering at what point was there a decade you hit of his career a development in Hollywood that you started to think about that align nicely with cage where you thought, okay, this is actually going to pan out for the entirety of his career. Well, this is one of those things where you come with a book idea and you're like, just let me write this book. I'm going to write this book. I don't want to do the proposal and all that stuff. But it's having to do a proposal really is helpful because I had to map out everything and figure out what each chapter would not only what each schedule would cover, but kind of what I thought I would discover, at least what I wanted to explore with each chapter. And so I divided into eras and I found there was a lot of some pretty clear divisions, some shifts. Both in his career and in Hollywood itself. I mean, just the ascent to the point where he was respected enough to get considered for best actor, but also to win for that performance. And then to shift into action films that were kind of redefining what action films were in the 90s. There's something there, I thought. And I hope the book bears that out. It does. It does. Tying in with those eras, our producer Sam, who's been enjoying your book recently throughout on Twitter. This query. And nobody seems more qualified than you to answer it. As you went through all your research and you surely revisited a lot of films and maybe visited for the first time, some of Nicolas Cage's films. If you were going to look at it in terms of arbitrarily the decades, those four decades that his career has spanned, how would you, how would you rank them? You're going to give us the definitive or anything. You know, I should have given this more thought. I mean, I have my top 5 list obviously, 'cause that's why I'm here. So just looking at that, it's actually pretty evenly divided. I'm trying to not just trying to be diplomatic here. I think in some ways, the ones that have the most attachment to are those 80s films because not only they were key to me, they hit me at the right age, but also I think you're getting a lot of different types of performances from cage. There. But that's really tough. You know, I think it's obvious that, to me, at least, that the tens, the teens, whatever you want to call them, were you're going to find the least begins with fewest, great films of great performances in that. But it's actually a lot more interesting than you might think. I mean, push comes to shove, I'll say that I'll say the 80s, but I don't think it kind of gives a sense that he peaked earlier. I don't really think that's the case. Do you have a clear favorite Adam? Yeah, I mean, I just now looked at my top 5 list through the lens of the decades. I really hadn't thought about it at all. There's not much diversity. Let's say, I have a clear winner, the 80s are going to come up a lot. Okay. Yeah, that's how I kind of nailed down where I would land in terms of my favorite decade because my instinct was the 80s starting pretty much out of the gate. You know, with valley girl, which I love. And some of the other titles, I'm sure we'll get to raising Arizona moonstruck. But I looked at my list, a little bit of a spoiler, I have most on my list, the most represented decade is the 90s, so I would have to answer 90s for me as my favorite page decade..
"cage" Discussed on Shut Up I Love It
"He's been around for sure he's related to hollywood royalty. The coppola's yeah. I mean i'd love to see him in something with with jason schwartzman. I don't know if they've worked. That would be that would be a great mashups. Get the cousins. Onscreen screen family movie. All the coppola's directed by coppola to You guys should be really excited. I don't know if you've heard about this movie coming up. The unbearable weight of massive a little bit in vanity. Fair article gonna be absolutely stupid. Incredible toweling himself was going to say. Walk me through it. Because i don't think. I read anything about all. Read the synopsis. And it's all you or the log lines. All you need to know a cash-strapped nicholas cage agrees to make a pa- paid appearance at a billionaire super fans birthday party but is really an informant for the cia since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a tarantino movie really leaning in a how awful only meta might actually be good. I don't know that's got pedro. Pascal tiffany haddish. Neil patrick harris love those people. I love tiffany. Yeah yes..
"cage" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"To clarify in the movie. I'm not really unclaimed different scenes. Just a small arnoun. I haven't seen it. But i'm toll. What it is is small black and white part where i'm channeled through a cat cabinet. Dr gary german expressionist style. Aluminum face all Leaving las vegas a little bit of gone sixty seconds. So that's all that is the reason why really made the movie was that tom gorman roby terrific letter and i can tell that he was made from a place of genuine enthusiasm and i'm always inspired by enthusiasm and it was a return to comedy and i'm told that when people see the movie they're really going on along with the ride and they're laughing and is. Why isn't nick do more comedies. And i was like well. Hello you're not inviting narrow zone i did. It can happen to you. You know. Tom com age honeymoon in vegas and and so i thought you know i think somewhere along the way people are in the small town of hollywood forgot. Then i can also be funny and i thought well. Let's go back to that. Just like a pig. Let's go back to the independently. Spirited drama leaving las vegas joe badly ten. You know this was like let's go back on and another part my repertoire that i wanna share with people on happiest when what i do makes people happy. Then then it's on then we have the connection then the the relationship is audience for myself. Were insisting again. And i think this movie massive talent will will bring back or the audience back. Thank you so much for all the great work over the years It's been fun falling you and thank you so much for doing this. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much take care. Thanks very much for tuning into awards chatter. We really appreciate you taking the time to do that. And would really appreciate taking a minute more to subscribe to our podcast on itunes or your podcasts out and to leave us a rating as well if you have any questions comments or concerns you can reach me via twitter at twitter dot com slash. Stop fiber and you can follow all of my coverage between episodes at t. h. r. dot com slash the race until next time. Thanks for joining us..
"cage" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I do think human that stretch from four years that we talked about before was an example of going into my own wilderness. Removing myself from what. I had been doing in terms of big budget movies. I i had decided to return to my roots or not even return all that just go within and to be alone with my thoughts and my books and my imagination and i had very strong connections with my pets. You might my my cat. And i thought i liked. I liked what came out in the script about that. You don't see a lot of movies about the relationships. Between and i don't like the word paddock kicking myself. For saying that fam- animal family members those relationships getting the mindset with them. You don't need words you know what they're thinking they know what you're thinking spy liked the movie. That examining that but really isn't all only about the loss of the pig. It's also there's a much deeper wounded there and that is only hinted at through a movie in a very gentle way is never fully explained. And that's part of the power. That home is the name of the manic elements. That can tell you why i call it. A haiku was that the words seem designed in such a way where the spaces between the words resonated even more. And that's when michael and vanessa brought to it and is all we. There wasn't a lot of direction. It was just good. We went to set. We one or two takes. We were on the same page In sankt well and have you been aware of the response to the movie is do you does that. Get kind of pass along to you. I a friend of mine. Who's also in the industry. Sent me a pretty terrific list Out of new york called thrillers and it landed and really terrific play. So i i like gary oldman said The sound of applause is never to be taken for granted and as always enjoy. I made paraphrase so any kind of enthusiasm. I'm very excited about. And especially when it comes from my fellow actors. You know my brothers and sisters in the thespian. Realm are all my brothers. i a non-competition with them. And i feel i know what it means to bare. Your soul pharma camera. So is whether they know it. Or not i. I love all of them. Were big family last. Two minutes of it's okay. I just want to ask you about looking towards the future now. There was one time in twenty seventeen. I saw you were asked about doing tv. You said quote. I can't do tv. I'm an effing movie star. Close quote which i love because that is the way that it's almost throughout all of history. Tv's been regarded by people who made their name in the movies. But in the last few years it's really it's blurred a little bit a lot of movie people who you know as the mid range. Budget movies are disappearing. They've gone to tv. And so. I wonder if that's something you would consider i. Was i tell you where that came from. But i i don't think he would have used the f bomb but what i was also still. Ms used enormous. Bruce lee fan. And bruce lee would go to hollywood parties in the seventies and nobody would pay attention to him. Sadly as being asian and wrongly obviously and and he would stick his hand out and Movie star and. I loved him for that. I thought like japan. Italy and i love that. Thank you also i love. you know. There's something humorous about it. But i but in a way the reality is and you're right many of the scripts that are coming out of tell television. Today are braver and more creative than many of the movies that are being made and got close for tiger. King i got. I got close with joe exotic rather that was the title. That was a fascinating character. I think the real reason why. I'm traditions about television. Possibly wrongly even though it was a television king. george slaughter. Who discovered me is that. I'm afraid of being trapped. I'm afraid of being stuck in one. Plays with one group for years and years and i i have to move. I have to find different people to work with than go to different places and different characters immersed myself. And i think i would be very would be is i feel still did or or or stifled If i was on a chauffeur's three years playing one guy. One guy. Only i i do love movies too much and i i. I am proud. That i can say i'm a movie star anymore. Oh my ears are some people that were pretty. They certainly had their edge. You know but i. I think i was more when i got the star on the hollywood. Walk insane i. I told little story a massive talent. Which i shouldn't give away but i made it on. The spot is true story. But remember thinking to myself as a child growing up in hollywood visiting hollywood looking at the sidewalk in hollywood boulevard in the sparkles in the street and all the movie stars and i was at the time we were during saturday's everyone's talking about the nuclear threat and russia. What could happen. I thought well if a bomb at really went on. I guess maybe maybe if i could get a storm hollywood walker saying maybe my little star would be slowly outer space with all the other stars i put. I put that in the mood. That's a true story so when it happened i was really. I was really thankful so. I'm glad it's there and you anticipate the final question. Which is about this movie that. You've referenced times it's the full title. I believe the unbearable weight of massive talent. This is a belief set for next april. And the way it's been described this is not my words. I'm a quote back. Please correct me if it's wrong. You play a cash-strapped version of nicholas cage who ends up playing versions of his most iconic characters to get out of a jam. Now you said it's too meta for you even want to watch when it does come out but i guess we did something like this with adaptation but it wasn't you now right now. There's this sense that you know everybody thinks they know you in one way or another clearly. There's a lot of layers there. I don't know that anyone really does get it. Why if it's something that's uncomfortable enough for you to not want to watch. Would you wanna make it in the first place. Well there's multiple answers to the question. I the name of the characters. Nick cage so inadaptation charlie donal. That's a whole new ballgame. When you've got your own day. I made it because it scared me. Scared the heck out of me. And i tend to go within reason towards that which is which scares me as long as it doesn't hurt me or anyone else. I tend to look at the challenge.
"cage" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Still with us. How how many movies again. That kind of on again eighty Guy got forty twice as much as me and just was funny. But then i was like oh i thought you know bodnar and cagney. They were doing hundreds of movies in the studio system. Weren't they on that. I think i'm not one seventeen now. And i looked at i went oops humphrey bogart forty movies. James tagging thirty four minutes. Wait a minute. I've got one hundred seventeen what happened. What is the reality is. I like working. I feel good when i'm working. I'm super housing when i'm working I'm always exercising always memorizing. I'm always stimulating my imagination and it's where i feel at my best so and martin sheen wants to me. He gave me the best advice of anyone in hollywood because i was friends with his family and come over and you know the only thing that matters nick is did you like the people you were working with and did you like where you were and at the time i was in my head. I say this to martin but i was acknowledged. Rain was the movie hovering the performance. But when i look back on it he's absolutely right now it is. Did you like the people you were working with. The did you like where you are and that has really become the main way i pick and choose what movie i'm gonna do i talked to. The director is one of my going. That's interesting to me. And i know i'm going to be healthy and i know i'm gonna you know. Bring your stage shape artistically because of because of the practicing so unhappy with the way things have worked out in terms of the big stadiums. I'm not opposed to that. I would. I would sure i'd i'd do it. It's really what it comes down to his script. I'm christopher nolan is the best in the business right now and what he manages. The with big movies is remarkable. I mean they are so complex and so thought provoking so unique. So you know. I can't be a snob zero movie. It's no good that that wouldn't be accurate. Well this brings us to the home. Stretch about peg which i think you know. It's i don't know how much you pay attention to these things but the the reactions to the movie but especially your performance have been through the roof in a way that you know maybe more so than anything in the last few years and i i guess i want to ask you how you feel about that but i just you know. It's not an a script that i would imagine. You know it could. It could have gone a very different way. It seemed the story just to for listeners. Who having yet seen it. And i don't want to spoil anything. But essentially this guy's living off the radar aside from the truffles that are found by him and his peg who his beloved pig and the pig is kidnapped. And how does that affect. This guy i am. Maybe maybe you you should. I should've asked you to do that. You might do better. But i guess. What was it about this that that appeal to you. There's there's a couple elements that went into the decision to do pig and one of them was you know i had explored almost the limits of where i could go with what i would call western kabuki operatic home performance by design boys and body movement and also emotional. Content still emotionally informed. But i thought that it was time to get back to a more naturalistic approach to tone performance photo. Realistic approach to performance. If you will. And i remember. I had a conversation again with father. When i was very young. I was looking at casa paintings and i was like what it might child's mind like this looks like i could do that. This isn't a wired. Both sides on the base doesn't very real kenny. Draw naturally and he said of course you can. That's this is him breaking free. This is going the imagination so for me. It was a chance to show the other side of own performance which i can also do in the hopes that maybe some of my other choices will become more understood as thought out and not just wild wild mess. It's actually from the imagination carefully. Thought out Michael sarno ascii. You know what's interesting is like. When i was going through all the movies staying in shape honing my craft good movies bad movies. Whatever they were. I always knew that it would take a young filmmaker. I never gave up. I never lost vase just like with leaving las vegas. I never lost weight. The young so mega would come and he would rediscover a and he would have seen a couple of early movies or she would have seen a couple of my early movies and they would know what they wanted to do with me. And when i sat down with him. And i talked with him and vanessa block to who also is a co writer our producer. I knew michael right away. I knew we weren't sec and i. He knew where. I wanted to go with the performance. What i wanted to get back to. He was interested in a more quiet approach. More slow approach. And that's exactly what i wanted to do. And she to his credit he stuck to his guns. He did not want it to turn into a john experience. He did not want her to be fisticuffs and guns in revenge she and he did not want the pig to live. He was like the pig nine. There will be no fighting and that took guts. 'cause i'm sure. All the other people with the finances warning to be more of a traditional john webb thing except for the pig. And we should say this is a guys feature directorial debut. It's not that it's a pretty well received. Yeah in that sense now. It's come up in conversation. I wonder if this is over analyzing but could you nicholas cage in any way relate to rob the sky. You're playing who had been and will put spoiler alert at the top of this conversation about both the pig and about what i'm about to say but this guy was a famous chef at the front and center and chose to live a quieter more removed. Life it was his choice. And i wonder. Is there any part of you that got this guy. I think very much so. And i made the parallel myself. I.
"cage" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Excited about it. And proud of and i'll just say people. Listen to this podcast. We did an episode. George schlatter who remains a character to this to the day. But so we're up to the point. I guess where you're waiting into the business as you said. That show didn't last that long but really within a short period. There's some projects that were. I know apart from your uncle like fast times ridgemont high which was then edited down a bit and then probably most notably birdie right but then also a few with him in that same period rumble fish con club so i guess people might wonder when did when and why did nick coppola become nick cage. Was there some event. Yeah absolutely fast. Times ridgemont. high is turning point. So what happened was i was sixteen. Maybe and auditioned for the judge. Reinhold part brad. A lady ten times. I don't know i never lied about my age. I mean i think people said i did. I didn't i told the truth. The reality is they wanted to cast me in that part but they didn't think that i could work the hours because of my age within judge did it but gave me a kind of a well crummy little part another arnoldo parts. That's true. I have respect for everybody in in film performance but that part was crummy and there was no not much i could do. I think they called me the nerd from fast times. And i won't mention names but the you can imagine. These people are people that i might tie on fire and then they would congregate outside my trailer and they would say things like And they know who they are. They were saying things like. Oh nick nicholas Be an actor because tzanko to render the godfather and then it was like a. I love the smell nicholas in the morning which was lying from pago. I love the smell of napalm in the morning just went on and on and on and i just remember. I had this moment soggy. Some friends and i i think. I don't think i can make it like this. Ab- people are gonna keep bringing that up when i'm trying to do mine. Focus on this path. That i wanna get on and so i got one. I wanna change my name. And i was thinking what name should i have and i take cage because cage was interesting to me because the balloon cage the comic book character. I i liked his name a cool name and then john cage the longer composer which was brought to me through my father again so it like a name that had a duality to and it was short and sweet. I had a good ring to it with nick. Nick cage like a really western name charles charles bronson but for me. It was nick cage. I i liked it so so. That's where the name change happen. I don't think it went over well with my family. I don't think my my grandmother morello. We call was happy at the stupid dumb thing but nonetheless. When i went out on my i thought it was for martha coolidge on valley girl as cage and i had my head shot and she was going through all these different people with the casting and she said. I don't want all these pretty boys. I want someone who looks like acid. You picked up a picture of me and whose name nicholas cage and she brought me read. And then i got the part. She said i did know. You're nicolas coppola. If i had known it would have colored my perception so bingo i i did the right thing i had to do it and i'm glad i did it. I am nick cage. And i'm i'm happy with that giving me. I am sorry that spending mine my grandmother or anyone else in my family. I'm still very much coq. I still have a coppola mine. And i still consider myself very much. A part of that family but i am nicholas cage and i'm proud of minor. My named what's interesting is that i guess that's one example of having a sense of where you what you where you wanted to go with things at an early age another though. Is that even as you began working and in those first years of of doing stuff that people were seeing you were doing things that maybe people today label They they found it. Weird or unusual in terms of your. I know from from who channeling to play a character. Let's say two different mannerisms and gestures and things that you would bring the parts. It was not your typical naturalism. That people have been going for lately. And i know that that was not a coincidence. I wonder how did you what what made you at an early age. When a lot of people would be happy to just be getting work and not want to do anything to rock the boat. Not only were you willing to try kind of different stuff which you've had different labels for but to be very fixed about you weren't gonna be dissuaded from even if the men potentially being fired or different things i'm talking about correct me if i'm wrong but like your local. Did peggy sue got married in eighty six but in that same period is raising arizona. Moonstruck several where it sounds like. It came pretty close. To going off the rails. But you said your ground well first and foremost. I was blessed to work with people that they may have been worried. There was a time on zona. Were jolson cast. This person acted that test. That person i auditioned for that part of million times. Fifteen times probably. But they stuck with me and i think that francis stuck with me and they almost came. They flew up to his house to fire me in In the big spaghetti dinners. Who will this is the performance and this is ways doing and you know when i was doing god. Marlin was doing that. Voice with conmebol In what that either but so he was very supportive protective of me. I've never work with him again after that experience but that notwithstanding that he had my back moonstruck again that was norman. Called me during the holidays. Were celebrated said to dailies. Aren't working the and i just like. Oh boy i'm gonna get fired. So i i was trying to bijon marais from john hawke tos beauty and the beast and i dropped that voice. Originally i talk like i dropped it. Even though he was speaking in french speaking at brooklyn accent like the east but was fascinating. Is that john patrick shanley. So we'll you. Original title for the script was the walls from the bride. So i was reading between the lines. I was taking up on something and my father. I'm i'm on hopscotch. It my fault told me a story about a japanese rock garden artists who went and visited the ultimate japanese rock garden and the maestro's deceased and he went and looked at and he's looking at as the student. He says something's something's wrong. Look over there go over there. Dig out over there and sure enough. They uncovered iraq. That was missing. They put it in the right place so to me. That's where i was going with john. Patrick shanley's script. I was reading between the lines. And i was uncovering the rock which was the beast and it was the wolf in the crime. But i was again. I was growing up with these performances. Always grown up with anton. Walbrook in.
"cage" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"And thank you for tuning into the four hundred. Seventh episode of awards chatter the hollywood. Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host scott feinberg and my guest. Today is an oscar winner who has been called by the guardian quote. The greatest american actor working today full stop close quote by david lynch quote. The jazz musician of american acting close quote and ethan hawke quote the only actress marlon brando. That's actually done anything. New with the art of acting close quote. He starred in more than one hundred films. Some big budget studio picks and others indies made for a song. And a prayer some giant blockbusters and others which went straight to vod some critically acclaimed and others utterly panned but one thing has always been consistent his own performances are never anything less than fascinating in the view of the new york times quote unlike most movie stars who are walking answers machines who reliably fill expectations rather than confound them. He rarely does the obvious thing whether in his choice of roles or how he plays them close quote. And as vox put it quote among american actors he is in arguably singular defining. His work is weirdly slippery just when you think you understand what his thing is. He does something entirely different. Close quote. i'm talking of course about nicholas cage over the course of our conversation. The fifty seven year old and i discussed what it was like growing up. Nicolas coppola and why even before he was a star. He was insistent on playing parts in unexpected ways that very nearly got him fired from projects ranging from his uncle francis. Ford coppola's peggy. Sue got married to norman jewison moonstruck. What led him to his oscar. Winning role in mike vegas low budget leaving las vegas and why he then followed it with a long string of big studio action adventure movies among them. The racan air faceoff gone in sixty seconds and national treasure. Why in the years since he has worked so much but largely under the radar with notable exceptions including spike jones's adaptation. David gordon green's joe panos because matas says mandy and most recently michael surname feature direct. To'real debut pig in which he gives an understated performance as a man living off the grid whose life is rocked when his truffle. Hunting pig is kidnapped and for which he has received rave reviews. And even some best actor awards buzz plus much more and so without further ado. Let's go to that conversation page. They so much for joining us on the podcast and on this this one. We always begin really at the beginning. If you wouldn't mind sharing for anyone who doesn't know where were you born and raised in. What is your folks to living. Well i was born in harbor city. California and i spent the first twelve years of my life in long beach california. My father was a literature. Professor teaching cal state long beach. Mother was a retired dancer. She wasn't really working. When is growing up and that was the beginning again. I had a terrific backyard for some reason that i deeply touched by my father. Build the wooden castle like clubhouse had turns and everything and i spent the majority of my childhood in castle. And i would really imagine things. I guess you'd call it daydreaming. But i rather blissful times in that castle hallowed chair and we'll tell you rolling. My mother would bring me exellent sandwich. Mel's pickles on the saw. I remember i started. Found a shovel restarted digging a hole. I couldn't stop digging and digging day to someone told me you dig your way to china. So i thought i'll try it as i'm talking like forty years old. And then they found the whole massive had to cover up dangerous but yeah. That was my childhood. I could see roots the roots of my jaw literally Roots of plants in all. That's how far. I was thursday while prepping for this a read a bit. More about your folks and it sounds like your dad was also kind of an influential in the sense that he was introducing you to good movies when other people were watching you know animation or nothing wrong with animation but And that your mother had her own influence. I know that there were what i was able to gather there. Were you know she had some struggles. But i wonder if you can just attribute what what do you think you took away most from each of them. Well my father. You're absolutely right. And he was deeply immersed in art and culture and being a educator. It was the best gift he felt. He could get me but we didn't have any money living on future salary. But what the best gift he could give us brothers. I was the ability to appreciate art and to appreciate the movies that he enjoyed and so he would take me to these little art house revival theaters and our impossibly young age. I would just get lost in citizen kane a magnificent emerson's mesopotamia on the waterfronts watching movies. Durham crush away. Tonight was amazed at how drawing to them. I was and then of course. She got me into reading blogs and he told me to be the foreign correspondent that year is. Herman has the door the back in that. I want you to write the missing chapter so you will go in as a foreign corresponding that world war clockwork orange or any of the boats who gave me in and i had a writer missing chapter. I thought he was trying to get me to. Actually i think he wanted me to be a writer. I don't think he wanted me to be a thespian. I truthfully don't but he did think that he could get to be a writer. He's trying to teach me how to think as a writer speed course later Came in handy. Because i did start riding a little bit and sometimes when you need to tweak a bit of dialogue recruiting whatever. I learned from that those experiences with my dad my mother you know. She had seen a movie that she made when she was at ucla and was called. Hell hell no doors. And it was to the very terrifying copy of music that i think kubrick using the shiny and it was black and white shoes trapped in hell and i would see that of course it was absolutely terrifying to sued trajectory. Earn a little screen and we play different movies on that as well but i became aware of her ability.
"cage" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"In pig nicholas cage plays a grouchy meditative hermit and gives his best performance in years by stephanie's mccarrick at one time the era of moonstruck of leaving las vegas of wild at heart. Many people thought nicholas cage was the greatest living american actor then perhaps as a means of financing is purchase of multiple castles. He began accepting roles indiscriminately and performing in them indifferently. His huge international bankability as an action star probably didn't help all he really had to do is show up and collect the money. It became hard to have any idea of who this performer. This habitual maker of questionable choices actually was it became harder to love him. A pig now brings the old nicholas cage back to us in pig a strange and wonderful movie as direct as its stubby. Little title cage plays a hermit a woolly mammoth of a man who lives alone or merely alone in the woods of the pacific northwest. His only companion. The only one he cares to have is a truffle. Hunting pig whose name we never learned if she even has won the movies i eight minutes or so established the warmth of this duos relationship with her gentle sniffling. The pig helps the man locate truffles. As the sun streams through the cathedral of conifers. Around them her for is red and surprisingly soft looking. She has a swing -i tassell capped tale back at his ramshackle little hut. Our disheveled loaner rewards her with a nicely prepared dinner of something or other. He makes a little tart for himself folding nubs of hard butter into a pile of flower. A few granules of which float down around his pig comrades radiant upturned face like a benediction the very beginning of pig is so tranquil and restorative. You might wish it could go on forever or somehow be repackaged as a sleep aid a sort of visual lullaby to calm a racing brain. The cinematographer here is patrick. Scola but pig is actually a thriller of sorts at least until it twists and becomes something else a sort of guidebook for really thinking about this shape. You want your life to take. Our hermit will later learn his name as rob trades his truffles for necessary goods. His dealer is a wannabe slick..
"cage" Discussed on Trapping Today
"A lot of times. It's just how things are set up. One guy from florida called up with a beaver trap needed trigger wires. And i'm like well. You're not dropping beaver florida. And he said no. I'm not i said. What are you trout. And he says coyotes do tell. Is that the any and he said you got three so where they all pups he said two puffs a big male and he had he used to doors sometimes sometimes use one i said. Are you setting them up against your wife. chicken fence. She said he said yep exactly as you putting him in an environment that it's already not quite natural right right right and it's similar to what they're used to. It's just a little different mesh wire. Yep yeah they're like. Oh we run. We run by fences all the time to get to these chickens and we haven't gotten pinched. Yeah no problem. Sure using the Any any weakness animal has we're gonna use it against him. I guess absolutely got exploit it. Say when people look and they'll say jeez. He doesn't have a chance like decision about chances. We're not handing out chances here. We want to catch him this. Yes that's the the overall goal. Well you you mentioned of course for trapped in the beginning to and of course in massachusetts and washington and colorado arizona. You can't use anything but cage traps pretty much except under special conditions you could get permits in things but it's very limiting and One of our first guys In in massachusetts of the first year i. I talked him into buying sufficient traps from us and he caught a bunch of fisher in coon and was very pleased so the next year i call the back and i said i don't wanna push anything on you but i make a beaver traps now and I think you ought to try a couple and so he said all right cinema where i said if you don't like them send them back. Well any called up and said semi three more and then he said. Send me three more. Well trapped beaver all winter five and a half months seven days a week and he usually ran five or six traps today. He trout from morning till noon catches fiber. Come back and put them up every afternoon. He did that for five and a half months. He caught over four hundred beaver and at the admitted article he said three hundred i said. Did you really catch three hundred. He goes no not really says was over. Four hundred and then at the same time was another fell on the west coast is is connor. Bear record was one hundred and two liter without a bears in that winter he caught one hundred six even our cages. So it's It's very hard to know. Would people have Been return to what they used to do. Much like they used to do it with different equipment because after the bears were gone that killed a lot of water traffic. Yeah and and the one fell in massachusetts said to be almost made me cry. He said you've greatly improve the quality of my life highly. Are you touch that right. And he was back back catching beaver like he did with these kids. 'cause i said you know what i say. Now you you say you catch beaver with bears. Under permit he goes. I get a couple of hundred year but said there's other ones around you can. He says are everywhere he says. The castro mounds are bigger muskrat. Houses cheese now you ought to go catch some of them. Try these traps out. And when he did it was like it was like he was trapping like his schoolboy trap it again. He was backtracking of the places that he hadn't trout in decades. I feel terrible for those guys that live in places where you know what they grew up loving to do. He's been taken away from him. I always say why. I'd move but not everybody can just pick up and move. You know when something like that happened so you life completely changes if you get somebody entanglements you know You know you know everybody you know where the places are a trap and just just everything about it. You know the area and just to pack up your stuff and go. It's not easy but Yeah i say when when guys got what he made a comment like that. I mean it was like wow i mean that was. You can't top it. And he was back doing it again and catching just like the always did and You know the the traps are excellent. For otter i mean i i use them for autre. Use them on dry sets. You can use some you know in runs like you do for beaver. You catch muskrats in them. They're fine turtle trap in if official runnin. You're going to be a fry. Are those triggers. Just like the standard to wire trigger that you'd have in a body grip shop or other creative ways that people can figure those the beaver traps. I've got three sets of v wires they and then they twisted together. So you put the vs through and then you twisted with each other so it makes kind of a wall across there and then we we do. Actually that was the initial ones. We came up with. But then i wanted to add to that to give people more options so we made it what we call a clip on wire and what i did was i was Just a configuration with spring. Steel and i figured out how to do it to basically put feet on the wire so you take the two feet squeezing together slide him over the the swing bar spread 'em apart and they bind right in solid. They're on their like iron. And the the best part of that is you can suck those you could put as many or few on the bar you want and you can slide them up and down the bar. Okay anything you want with them. And then the third thing we did was and they will fall off. They're made to fall off on making it better a little bit but you can straighten back out then. I made some that. The last ones we have worked with the nine. Eleven traps are for You know woodchucks and raccoons and stuff like that because raccoons and and animals could be rough on trigger wires. If they're in a fixed position in a bar go. If they're solid in there they could get a hold of them and sometimes benjamin break them so i made him so that their spring steel stainless. They've got a coil on each end. There's four posts on the swing bar. Now you bend this thing around in a loop just pop onto the bar and they go through their on their solid enough so that they just pushed through them once. They're in there and fight them in the trap then they knock them off and then just pop back on the ice and you gotta wipes losing them. Because i mean first time i did it you know on like oh what i do all that i forgot so i lost one but You save so much time because you just pop back out. Dose straighten in wires inside the trap or are trying to feed him through the v. Or anything else.
"cage" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Design machine because the ultimate can't be contained to just one thing visit bmw usa dot com slash ultimate driving machine to learn more and see the all new all electric bmw. I x and i four. Bmw the ultimate driving machine. Who and stuff in this the great night. Yeah that's the name of it. It's a great name. So michael faraday was a brilliant man. Chuck in that he he took franklin's findings and said here's what's going on. Yeah so if you listened to our march twentieth thousand fourteen episode halleck trinity works. I was a good one. You'll you'll It was pretty intense. I re listen to a lot of it We got into the weeds. 'cause that's a tough one it is. I mean electric slouch e subject now. But this is a josh written simplified overview that is so much better than that episode. I think tanks in and it goes a little something like this. All right man electricity. You've got metal objects and let's say it's a. Let's say it's that tin cans. Whatever it's it's it's a coke kid pine cam we'll stick with. The pine cowan changed the cocaine. Because we're in the south okay. We're from atlanta. But all right. It's a pint again. Okay they don't make kokin pints or they should early cans. What's your favorite beer I mean unlike tropicalia these right okay. There you go all right so got a tall boy if tropicalia younger listeners that listen so that also don't want to necessarily push coke on 'em how about does art seltzer does. The it's of white clark does the topa. Chico come in can. Let's say it does okay. I always have money to bottle. Blissett comes in again all right just for the sake of moving on nego all right so you got that topa. Chico can and it is a conductor of electricity which basically means that you know these things have electrons and protons in them and they can be both positively and negatively charged if it was always Electric would you'd go to pick up that toe pacheco and just get shocked right it but it's not itself doesn't carry a charge in electrical charges the force the foresight of electricity When it's on the move that's a current in a conductor allows electricity to move through it. That's right like those car tires right. Now that's the insulator out was it a In the it can be positive or negative. It really just depends on the count of how many electrons to how many protons has an equal number. It's going to be neutral. Obviously f s more. Protons is going to have a positive charge. More electrons can be negatively charged. And then if you're a conductor bike that can There are lots of loose electrons flying around inside their free to move about and do their business right so one way to look at an electrical current as it goes from one thing through the next thing that it's applied to and it does that by exciting those free electrons that are able the move that jason moving in basically carry the electrical charge through the the current through the conductor but under normal circumstances you just got all the positively charged off of the negatively charged stuff hanging out not doing anything and so that's why like you're saying you can pick up the topa chico can and it's not going to electrocute you. It's just a conductor right. But let's say that. I was a superhero with Electricity i was electron man. Okay and my hand like carried. A charge were the Current the fans of electron would be the electron eac azure electronics vega And let's say i reach for that topa. Chico can with my my electrically charged hand. Then you're in business because what happens then is you're gonna have an an opposite thing going on. All of those particles will separate those electrons in those proton that are normally just combing laying out normally are all fine. Yeah under normal circumstances but all of a sudden they separate and all of the the charge coming toward me would be the opposite which would be protons. So if you're it depends are you you as a as an electron electron man. Yeah you'd be negatively charged for sure there are also just be a total misnomer. That's right so the protons are going to be attracted to the electrons in this case or holes. I saw electron holes is another thing that that starts flowing toward a negative charge. I never heard of them before. I had neither and this is called electrostatic induction when you separate out the positive from your charging and conductor that's right and they're on opposite sides of that topa chico can as soon as my hand touches that thing exactly okay. So that makes a lot of sense. That's basically what Ben franklin was observing and he couldn't quite figure it out. And this is what michael faraday recreated and was able to explain that when you take a charged an electrically charged external objects and apply it to conductor the opposite of whatever that charges is going to go toward it. The the particles that are the same charge are going to move away from their repel by it. And you have a good point in here. We we used to talk. A lot about homeo- stasis And that's kind of what's going on here. Is that those negative electrons. Wanna cancel out that charge coming at them with my electrified hand. Yeah and just get back to neutral. They wanna hang out with the protons again exactly. So they're trying to offset that positive charge right with their own their own charge but So that the negative electrons in the positive holes i guess create an electrical field on the outside but it keeps that electrical charge of the outside. This is what faraday found it stays outside on the inside. There is no electrical charge. Which doesn't quite make sense until you start to dig into it a little more and it has to do with that electrostatic induction where the positively charged stuff moves to the inside. The negative stuff moves to the outside and because the inside is positively charged and the positive charge is also on the outside. They cancel one another out so there is no charge on the inside right. And that's why. Ben franklin's cork ball to sat there. Yeah didn't do anything when he put down in there. And that's why i mean i guess to- pacheco it's a bad example because i would have liquid in there. We drank it already. All right. We drank it all. Yeah we opened up that can. It's a giant pacheco can that we are standing in okay totally unharmed because the electrostatic current is kept outside. 'cause here's there are couple of things that thurday figured out that it conductor does in the sense that creates what we understand as a faraday cage in that it keeps a charge from developing on the inside because it distributes the electric electrostatic charge just to the outside and keeps it outside and so axes shield. Y- it actually shields a charge from inside so when you're inside a faraday cage whether it's a giant kabuchiko can or your car an airplane. You're actually protected from being shocked or electrocuted by the electrical field that is distributed strictly to the outside of the conductor yet. And it's this That's where the application of this really comes into play right otherwise it would just be kind of a fun experiment but then humans were like wait. This is actually pretty important Because we can use this stuff How effective that. Shield is Is really dependent on what kind of fair day cage you have. it can be. It depends on the metal that you're using and how conductive it is Depends on the size of like if it's a a mesh it depends on how big the holes are If it's like your old plaster walls in your house you might realize that you don't get as good of an internet signal in one room of your home. That might still have that plaster and laugh. Yes because so. There's a second thing that faraday cages to their magic. I said there really weird. He doesn't make any sense. But this is just what they figured out happens. The second thing that it does is remember. I said that magnetic waves like radio waves gamma waves x rays microwaves. Yeah microwave Those are a. They're basically from the same family as an electrical current And so the faraday cage actually prevents their intrusion as well right so the second thing it does is prevent these kind of waves from coming in and it all depends on what it's made from. You know what the size and shape of the ferry day cages right or getting out in the case of a microwave If you look at that door of your microwave new little grid pattern that's a a fair day cage. Yeah i say we take another break and then come back and talk about some real life. Applications in addition to Microwaves.
"cage" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Of all time i would say san pellegrino same flavored kind to pacheco jerry's nodding with emphasis. I've had one before near the topa. Just like the plane. It is the physicist phys is it. And here's a little drink for you to keelan until pacheco and about a half a lime that's it. Wow low calorie clean. Simple refreshing simple meager delicious meager disgusting. It's like what a What a quaker or a. What a quaker would drink asada tequila. Who am i thinking of. I had no idea what you're talking about. Who goes on rum's springer. Oh the amish with the amish would drink very plain straightforward boozy drink. Oh i think when the amish going room springer they they probably go straight for the hard stuff street. The harvey wall bangers. Well i think they say we don't need that. Pacheco poor that tequila gotcha into my stomach. Quickly so today of course we're talking about faraday cages. Have you ever been in a car that was struck by lightning No have you know. I would talk about it every day but you know what if you were. You'd probably walk around saying everything was cool because the tires are grounded man not me. I wouldn't have said that you would've said that. Yesterday i would have said it before sure. That's not true though. It's it's not the tires right. No tires are made of rubber to for something like it in which is an insulator doesn't conduct electricity very well but if a bolt of lightning hit your car. Those tires are not nearly insulated enough to protect you. It's actually because your car is essentially what's called a faraday cage that's right. Which is why it jibes with the topic today. That's right Name for michael faraday the nineteenth century scientists. I don't to do that. I mean this guy was just amazing. He deserves his own episode for sure. I'm a big. I'm a big Trying to think of a funny name for a fair day. Fair fair dan for daddy. Fair fair daddy But that implies that if kids but you can be fair daddy can be whatever sure. It can be daddy to all sorts of stuff. That's right we have Stuff you should army year the fair abby of the stuff you should know army movie. Crushes the movie crushers in I just learned today what You know deck. Shepherd has armchair expert. You know his people are called Armed cherian 's close is it really armed. Cherries c. h. e. r. r. i. e. s. Like cherry you got the murder. Reno's with My favorite murder. What else I think This american life fans are called middle-age liberals and. That's all no one else has no. That's it I'm sure someone else's in but fair day in the faira daddy's which is uh and no one else developed something called a fair day cage on the heels of the work of someone named ben franklin. Yeah we saved a faraday cage is. I walked into history now. I think he'll bit. Yeah all right well fair day cage can be any conductor of electricity. That's important that surrounds something that you would like to protect from electro Electrical charge right or it turns out also electromagnetic radiation which is not the same thing. No they're based on the same stuff but electrcity is a current of electrons moving through an object an electromagnetic radiation or type of. It is just energy flowing through there. He doesn't need a conductor. Difference between the two. Yeah but it's it can be a chain link. It can be wired mesh Like you said it can be your car can be solid metal yep we'll talk about planes later on. Planes technically are kind of weird ak thank goodness and yeah and it basically is there to protect what's inside and has a range of applications now that has kind of grown over the years and the the thing about a faraday cage is that it's really weird it's based on observations like you said by ben franklin then really investigated by saturday which will get into in a second but it doesn't quite make sense because if you happen to come along and there's a downed power line in its laying on in aluminum fence post like the ice storm. Does that happen in that moving. I got to see that. Then you've never seen storm One of the great movies i know. Yeah i know. But then i go through periods where i'm like i just i want something like dumb thoughtless the right and you also have to wait till the winter. You can't like i c- can't plop down on the summertime in your backyard. No that's true to the weird. I'm trying to think. I saw something just the other day that was worth watching. Oh man this podcast gold right here. I'll try to think of it all key. I'll keep this little region in my brain right here. Go in trying to figure out what movie i just saw that. Sometimes all right and then the rest over here is going to is going to focus on faraday cages back. Can't do that so i come or simpson. My thought bubble has done on this. This pari okay. That's you're done it so but hold on so So what are we talking about the before that we were talking about Movies were oh a yes verde cages weird in that if you normally go up to a conductor that has an electrical current running through it and you touch it. It's going to knock you out of your shoes like the kid in stand by me. Basically ripe that was train. The metaphor works for the kidney ice storm. Well now i don't have to see the ice storm. There's a lot more than happens. So a fair day cages special in that it actually protects you from doing that but it uses conductors. It's not some special insulator. It actually uses the very thing that should electrocute you to prevent you from being electrocuted. It's yeah the cage itself is a hollow conductor and that charge stays on the exterior. It's like here. Let me take that electrical. Load for you whatever's inside of me. That was it and seeing okay. Yeah so i think. That's actually the level of ben. Franklin's understanding of it from what i gather. You don't want to say ben. Franklin great he was he was on the case he was He was sniffing all over he was sniffing sniffed it off the case In seventeen fifty five. He started doing a lot of these electrical experiments. Obviously everyone knows about the kite. One that has to do with the fair day cages. He electrified ran. Current through a pint. Can silver pint can yet. He was always drinking pints sure and then he lowered a cork which obviously has no charge like a little cork ball attached to silk. Silk string which has no. You can't run current through that either right and he lowered it down into that pint glass and it just sat. There was like what what do you want. Yeah this is so stupid dumb teenage cork ball it was it was very much teenage cork ball and it didn't do anything but he pulled that cork ball out and then dangled it beside that charge can and went hajjah. Mama can homina homina homina plus tax so it like latched on the outside of it right just demonstrated everybody. That's why chuck laughed and ben. Franklin's like. I have no idea what's going on here. I've only preliminarily started experimenting with trysofi. This is weird and he wrote to a friend he said i c. I can't explain this. Maybe someday you'll be able to investigate it if you let me know what the deal is. Yeah but he was the at least on paper. The first person to really kind of notice this. It took michael faraday few decades later probably about forty. Maybe even fifty years later to say. I really want to know what's going on here so he investigated himself. Yeah but you know if you really think about what franklin did ninety nine people out of a hundred back then would have been like who cares what are you doing. I'm that stupid cork ball. I got like. What does this matter right. Like you're hanging inside there. It doesn't do anything hanging on the outside and it moves a little bit but franklin new. He's like this is important. This is this will have an application right. so like that there in lies the brilliance. I think in the beauty of ben franklin. Yeah sure that hairdo now. Of course so michael faraday when he investigated it He recreated the same experiment. very famously. A couple of ways one he lined is he built a broom basically and then lined it with foil and then apply to charge to the outside and put a small child in there will put himself in there or did he really any hung out. Basically i saw for a couple of days. This fairly cage with an electrical current being applied to the outside of it he had a. That was good for the time. Because you mean. I made that joke but usually time. It's like How about that kitten. You have no right that cute bunny. Let me just exploit you So yeah so. He actually did it himself remember. We did that episode of famous scientists. Who were their own guinea pig. Right he could have qualified in that respect for shirt but he demonstrated okay. There's no charge in here. I'm fine The this this. There's something going on where this conductor itself is preventing the charge from coming in here. That was the first one then. He followed up again with an ice pail Which is exactly what it sounds like. You know it's a bucket. And he's very famous for his ice pail experiment. Basically recreated franklin's thing and he said. I think i can explain this now. Get it wasn't full of ice though just to be clear. No and the actually. They're still fair day. Ice pales today and they're made of wire mesh that really. Yeah you gotta check him out so that what you told your isan worked for like it ought to good so i say we take a break and come back and try to explain what faraday figured.