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"cahill" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
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"cahill" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
"Maybe the best in the world under nobody knows so. It doesn't matter it's about. You know who is the best at twenty two twenty three twenty four twenty five seat. You've got to keep the the end game inside all the time and put the pieces in place. I do think though even you may not playing for determines a year but you have to be near top because if you're near the top at a younger age you know you get cheese to practice with guys at the top on your end that day war. I think even you can take this as you add an international effort national level. If you see. I'm sure to kids who are in the inner circle that under under twelve if they tip over they're still being the inner circle andrey deans. They may not be national level. But i'm sure at an international level if you can get in their early improve yourself. Dente comes down to obviously. How well you plan your training for the future book. You have what it takes on its head. That's nurtured. really the timor. Angie is really important. From what i got her yeah. I think that's right if you can be plan at a level. So let's say antennas europe on the fourteen if you're able to play at category one level and you go through and you're able to play at like you know let's say top seventy itf level but you don't have to the top five. No you know you just have to be at a certain nevin experienced that level and in all be in the mix. You don't have the like. It would be very difficult. That's it the be thin category five. Atf on your last year of juniors and then to make. I think this is very difficult. I i don't know how many done that. But if you look at it through the years pretty much all the players have been good juniors. But they don't have to be the top. One percents agree and i think. Also you say top seventy. I think maybe difference with a top fifty. Juniors top fifteen junior is the toughest guys played five times warden. The top fifty guys most of the time. It's just as you say phones that he could travel all the time to wear it. And i think it's no it's also known that top ten junior grand slam winter junior does not mean. You're going to be a top wonder player. Yeah a hundred percent. Then you know if you if you look at it. I think a good way to judge. The rankin of junior is to look at the number of weeks in the rankin. Not just the ranking. So you know you can get somebody to a very high junior rank by picking the right tournaments and planning enough weeks. But it's like it's like cheating for your junior you know it's called substates. You're gonna get found that. Yeah yeah so you know. It's the number of weeks. Where did that person get their points. How many weeks did they play in us. Well they played forty weeks and the ranking seventy. You know if they if they can do that in well even less than half those weeks. I think that's a good indication then completely agree with gary. That was a very honest conversation different to our usual background. Conversations really enjoyed that. What you've been up to. Hopefully one day come back up to sweat some results. I think if you get any results with that you have every small federation called out here looking.
"cahill" Discussed on The Functional Tennis Podcast
"We'd casper rude on the podcast a few weeks ago and that was something i want to ask them. Never tasking from a young age. If you look at his shirts he'd sponsors all over it. He'd like six or seven stickers on a shirt like so there's some of these solid talent would part of the. I think the job of a tennis player. Our tennis parent at that age is to showcase their kid and say look the wants to be a pro. He's working hard. You know to find the investment and that's unfortunately part of the job if the federation doesn't have the money. yeah yeah i on. It's look it's really tricky. And you know. I suppose the sport itself you know it would be nice to see some investment from the international governing bodies to federations to support maybe some exceptional talents and not. It have now started a program like that where they're invested in some attitude showing promise from junior who from countries that may not be able to afford. I take the system like that would be really useful. Like if you find somebody in ireland fighting feelers and exceptional talent under shown progressive edged up. Some money goes back to these players. You know because we are talking a lot of the itf level futures guys. And i know it's been great to see novak of people like you know considered well. We should be increased the prize money for these players. Then take a step further back. Look at children who can't make it because they just don't have the money. No can we do anything for these kind of children as they deserve. Deserve a right to play sport like everybody else. I think. That's a good program. Maybe the grand slams who make the enormous amount of money maybe not this year last year but maybe they should instead of everything going back into the country. Maybe they should be saying location..
Flaherty Earns MLB Leading 8th Win as Cardinals Beat Pirates 8-5
"Jack Flaherty allows two runs over six innings and strikes out seven of the cardinals eight to five win over the pirates flirty leads Major League Baseball with eight wins his records now eight note the Redbirds hit three RBIs for Tommy admitted two runs batted in by Paul Goldschmidt as they defeat the pirates for the fifth time in five meetings this season Gregory Polanco hits a two run home run a drive said three for Pittsburgh Trevor Cahill gives up four runs at one plus inning to take the loss he's now wanted by Alex Reyes records the number thirteen Mike Reeves St Louis
Judge Postpones Trial for 3 Ex-Cops Charged in Floyd’s Death
"The trial for three ex policeman charged in George Floyd's death has been delayed the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in George Floyd staff has been pushed back to March of next year judge Peter Cahill said he changed the trial date so the federal case can go forward first one legal expert said the postponement could mean the former officers you're talking about a plea deal the three were supposed to face trial August twenty third the officers co defendant Derrick Chauvin has already been convicted on murder and manslaughter counts and all four officers also face federal charges that allege they violated Floyd's civil rights during his may twenty fifth the rest I'm surely after
Minneapolis Trial Postponed for 3 Former Police Officers in George Floyd Death
"Of three fired officers charged in the death of George Floyd has been postponed from August of this year until March next year. In his ruling, judge Peter Cahill indicated that his decision is based in large part on the fact that the three Thomas Layne Alexander King and to Tao, along with Derek Sheldon, were indicted last week on federal civil rights charges, which could bring more serious penalties than the state charges of aiding and abetting. In addition, Cahill noted that the defense team should be given More time after the recently concluded trial of showman who was found guilty of 2nd and 3rd degree murder, along with second degree manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd, Adam
Chauvin's Lawyer Seeks New Trial, Impeachment of Verdict
"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting Derek Sheldon's lawyer seeks a new trial and an impeachment of the verdicts the attorney for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has requested a new trial saying the judge abused the discretion of the court and the verdict should be impeached due to jury misconduct Chauvin was convicted last month of second degree unintentional murder third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in the may twenty fifth death of George Floyd attorney Eric Nelson says judge Peter Cahill violated children's right to a fair trial when he denied Nelson's request for a change of venue due to pre trial publicity Nelson also cites Cahill's refusal to sequester the jury for the trial or instruct jurors to avoid all media Nelson's brief does not refer to reports that one of the jurors participated in an August twenty eighth March in Washington DC to honor Martin Luther king junior Floyd's brother and sister addressed the crowd at that March hi Mike Rossio
Judge Orders Chauvin Juror Names Sealed, Citing Risk of Harassment
"The sake of their safety. The judge in the Derrick show Vin Trial, will not release the names of jurors. The 12 jurors panel convicted the former Minneapolis police officer of murder and manslaughter for killing George Floyd. During an arrest last May. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ordered the names of the jurors to be kept under wraps for at least six months.
Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of the Murder of George Floyd
"Broken we, the jury in the above entitled Manner as to Count one. Find the defendant. Guilty count too guilty, held three guilty. And with that, Derrick show Vin, convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, one by one. Judge Peter Cahill read the counts and affirmed the Jury's verdict of guilty on charges of second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter. Derek Shelvin in a light gray jacket, white shirt and blue tie had on a light blue mask. So his face was indiscernible. There was no apparent reaction from the former Minneapolis police officer as the jury's guilty verdicts were read after the verdict. Bail revoked and Chauvet is taken off to prison and official sentence is eight weeks away. More potential
Jury's swift verdict for Chauvin in Floyd death: Guilty
"Now that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the murder of George Floyd he could be sentenced to decades in prison after the guilty verdict was read children's bail was revoked he was led out of court in handcuffs his lawyer Eric Nelson following without commenting sentencing will be in two months the most serious charge carries up to forty years in prison it's up to judge Peter Cahill to decide on Monday Nelson asked for a mistrial citing remarks made by representative Maxine waters about the outcome of the trial it was denied but Cahill said that could be grounds for an appeal however legal experts say it's unlikely I'm Julie Walker
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd
"Are celebrations in Minneapolis tonight after a jury convicted former police officer Derrick Show Vin of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. That's epic of Minnesota public radio reports on one of those celebrations at the intersection where Floyd died last year. For the last 11 months, 38th Street in Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis, has been known as George Floyd Square. Hundreds of people gathered here to await the jury's decision. Cheers erupted. His judge Peter Cahill, read the guilty verdicts. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence that's longer than Minnesota's guidelines. Three other officers charged with aiding and abetting Floyd's murder are due to face trial in August
Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case
"Former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Shelby he's guilty on all counts in George Floyd's death on three charges of murder and manslaughter guilty guilty guilty Hennepin county judge Peter Cahill reading the verdicts on court TV before Chauvin was led away in handcuffs the jury deliberated about ten hours before convicting Chauvin who is white for peening Floyd who was black to the pavement with his need nearly a year ago in a case that prompted a national reckoning over policing and racism the prosecution argued shelving used excessive force in restraining Floyd who is heard on video repeatedly saying he couldn't breathe Sheldon's lawyers said the officer acted reasonably against a struggling suspect Sheldon could be sent to prison for decades Sager mag ani Washington
Judge in Chauvin Trial Calls Maxine Waters' Comments 'Abhorrent'
"The judge Anne Derrick Sheldon's murder trial has denied a defense request for a mistrial following remarks from democratic congresswoman Maxine waters water says Chauvin should be convicted and if he's not protesters should get more confrontational defense lawyer Eric Nelson says that amounts to a member of Congress threatening violence is mind boggling well I'll give you the care soon waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned but while judge Peter Cahill wishes elected officials would respect the rule of law and stop talking about the case their failure to do so I think as a Hornet he's rejected Nelson's bid for a mistrial saying he doesn't think the remarks will prejudice jurors have been told not to watch the news I trust they are following those instructions audio courtesy court TV Sager mag ani Washington
Chauvin Won't Testify at Murder Trial in Floyd's Death
"Both sides have rested their case in Minneapolis in the trial of Derek Chauvin the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd before resting defense attorney Eric Nelson had to announce whether show been would testify I have repeatedly advise you that this is your decision and your decision alone right correct Chauvin made the decision I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today judge Peter Cahill asked is this your decision not to testify it is your honor all right take from court TV the risks for Chauvin were high if you testify prosecutors would cross examined by using the video of the arrest of George Floyd and forced open to explain why he kept pressing down on Floyd but the jury could have also heard any remorse or sympathy he might feel closing statements are expected Monday I'm a Donahue
Defense Expert Says Derek Chauvin Did Not Cause Floyd's Death
"Minister. No jury has heard a second day of testimony from defense witnesses and the Derrick showman murder trial. She opens. Attorneys hope to undermine the prosecution's claim that their client killed George Floyd by kneeling on Floyd's neck for over nine minutes. As NPR's Walter Ray Watson reports. One defense witness offered several explanations for Floyd's death attorney Eric Nelson as Dr David Fowler, a former chief medical examiner about the cause of George Floyd's death last May. Fowler asserted. Many causes among them an irregular heart rhythm, the ingestion of opioids and the inhaling of carbon monoxide from a squad car close to where police restrained Floyd. Fowler maintained. Floyd's death by professional standard was undetermined is when you've got so many conflicting, different potential mechanisms of death that could lead to Yesterday for the manner is not clear. The prosecution has begun cross examination, and Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill will allow rebuttal witnesses to follow his testimony on
Court TV is back with Derek Chauvin's trial
"Disappeared for a decade up until a couple of years ago, when it was picked up by the W. Scripts company. It's the big news conglomerate. And the network saw the Derrick show VIN trial as the big comeback opportunity. How did the network convinced Judge Peter Cahill to give it exclusive filming rights? Court If he did not make a formal argument they were working behind the scenes. The defense ultimately is who filed the motion. The argument was that Derek Children is entitled to a public trial and in the time of Corona virus and lockdowns That is going to be severely compromised because people can't come into the courtroom as they please, as they would in normal time. I thought that typically live TV coverage of murder trials hurts the defense. You're exactly right. And I think they're a lot of theories for that that it can really hurt their case. If the crime and the victims are seen in full relief. One person I talked to offered an interesting theory that because the death of George Floyd was so visible and was seen by so many people around the world that there was nothing that the defense felt would be lost from seeing this reenacted. Maybe they had something to gain, in fact, by showing Children and maybe trying to humanize him, which, of course, is typically a defense strategy. So I think we can only speculate on that. But that was one theory that was Could you
Opening arguments xx-cop's trial in George Floyd's death start Monday
"I'm Julie Walker opening statements in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who is white and charged with second and third degree murder and second degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd a black man are set for Monday the trial is expected to last about four weeks it will be live streamed and broadcast Floyd was declared dead after show up and pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for about nine minutes while handcuffed pleading he couldn't breathe judge Peter Cahill is respected and has a reputation as no nonsense Keith Ellison the state's first black Attorney General is leading the prosecution show opens lead attorneys Eric Nelson who often represents officers the jury is made up of nine women and six men nine of them identify as white forest black too was mixed race they range in age from twenties to sixties I'm Julie Walker
Jury selection in 3rd week for ex-cop's trial in Floyd death
"It's week three for jury selection in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd thirteen jurors have been seated for Derek chauvinist trial on murder and manslaughter charges the judge has said two more will be seeded ahead of opening statements expected March twenty ninth only twelve will deliberate the others will be alternates needed only if some jurors are unable to serve for any reason on Friday a Hennepin county judge Peter Cahill declined a defense request to delay or move chauvinist trial over concerns at a twenty seven million dollars settlement for Floyd's family had tainted the jury pool I'm showing up where
Judge limits evidence, refuses to move trial in Floyd death
"The judge in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death says he'll allow limited evidence from an earlier arrest and declined to delay or move the proceedings defense attorney Eric Nelson sought to halt or move the Minneapolis trial after the Minneapolis city council announced it approved a twenty seven million dollar settlement for George Boyd's family judge Peter Cahill called the timing unfortunate but said a delay or moving the trial would do nothing to stem the problem I don't think there's any place in the state of Minnesota that has not been subjected two extreme amounts of publicity of this case the judge ruled that the jury can hear limited evidence from Floyd's twenty nineteen arrest behavior is remarkably similar like swallow drugs after police confronted him that's the point of cause of death and medical condition may sixth is relevant the panel will include twelve jurors and two alternates with opening statements scheduled for March twenty ninth I'm Jennifer king
Judge expected to make key rulings in Chauvin trial
"Number of important rulings expected today in the trial of former police officer Derek Shelvin charged in the death. George Floyd. Here's correspondent Mark Room alone, which Peter Cahill is expected to weigh in on the defense's request to delay and or move the trial as a result of the city of Minneapolis, announcing a civil settlement with the family of George Floyd last week, right in the middle of jury selection, the defense has expressed a lot of concern over how the announcement might taint the jury. And the judge is also expected to weigh in on competing requests by the defense and prosecution over how much can be said about George Floyd's emotional and mental state during his encounter with police. Gramma Lard ABC
Minneapolis reaches "historic" settlement with George Floyd's family
"Has reached a civil settlement that attorney Ben Crump says will send a powerful message that black lives do matter. The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Boyd's family over the Black Man's death in police custody. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Fry appeared at a news conference on Friday with members of George Boyd's family and their attorneys a centuries in the making reckoning. Around racial justice flight. Family attorney Chris Stewart said the decision may affect other cities trying to decide if they should get rid of no knock warrants or choke holds. Do we want to change these policies? They have 27 million reasons now why they should Freud's nephew, Brandon Williams, So it's a huge step in the healing process. Meanwhile, Judge Peter Cahill is reinstated a third degree murder charge as jury selection continues in the trial of the former officer who held his knee on George Flights neck for nearly nine minutes. I'm Jennifer
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Look at something in humans But i don't know. I don't know what's going to happen next i. It's we'll see nobody does. That's the fun of dammit in this in in our in our dark cave world. Look man you as usual. Been very generous with your time for this. Extremely deep dive on bliss and You know. I hope people support this and go see it on on amazon video as well And look mike. I can't wait to see what you do next to was on. It was honestly just great hanging out and chatting with you. It's such a pleasure i love. I love being in such a wisdom. And your the way you you read films and see felons and promote films and push them out into the world like beautiful beautiful gift that you give the world. And i am and i feel like i'm benefiting from that gives thank you. Thanks a lot man. Let's make sure it's not too long before the next one and that's how the qna went down special. Thanks again to amazon studios for making this possible and of course to writer director. Mike kahlil for being so generous with his time and so cool about talking about everything about bliss. I know there's no way you've listened to this entire episode of you have not yet seen bliss so i'm not going to tell you to go see it but make sure to spread the word to your friends to see bliss as well and support. Mike's work because we want to see more of a darn it and speaking of cool things to tell your friends about. I hope you'll also tell them about backstory magazine. We published our latest issue. Recently over at backstory dot net. That's issue forty two. There are so many things in there that you could only find. In the pages of our magazine that our exclusive we publish simon kimber eggs for screenplay that he ever sold along with an interview we publish the screenplay for joe carnahan's project la fifty eight. That he's still working on. That is just such an awesome. Read along with a great interview with him about writing as well we have interviews with comic book writers. Tv writers film writers and directors so many great things. So you can even read the free issue of backstory magazine through our app on an ipad or through backstory dot net and. I hope you check that out as well and look. If.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"That here's this visit is horrible. This is a nightmare. This is me talking about the simulation she's talking about this world. She's talking about her spirit. She's talking about who she is. She's chaos. She is the the mess she is the nightmare and he has grown to love her deeply and so that he so he watches her. Say that. and it's just we just give it air and we see her and he says there's something kind of beautiful about it and that's the term right just and they both like neyla and she looks at him incredulously and you know what there is like. There's and then he goes on this rodman. He's so good at these ramsey's and he improperly police combat enough running and you don't know what's going to happen and this and that and he's like there's something so so fucking love it here and i'm staying and so he's now saying he loves her and through her that he's come to love here and the reward from that right at that moment that landing dad scream and it's chilling right and so then the dr screens and so it's like that was very hard to pull off. We try one thing. We rewrote it with less. But more precise and then in the etiquette we just will it to land perfectly. And i'm very proud of but but so that when you know you can mess up and nobody will notice but if you mess up the place for the whole thing's got land on a dime like the movie doesn't work right now. I i could see that on. That's great that you that you realize as more because i mean it is. It isn't impactful moment. And then the tracking shot you do. He's escaping from that area. Good god like how many times did you do that. Shot because that was a long shot but it wasn't so much the time of it. It was the distance that he covers during it. Yeah it was another. That was a huge challenge to. Because i wanted to be a continued one continuous. Moving shaw i wanted to be magic hour. I wanted to see the whole sites of the movie. We passed by all the places and we again with a tight schedule. We we were shooting You're trying to get this very complex shot. That requires a steady cam. Operator running jump on a truck the truck has the drive hand there's all these different Islets like very carefully held. We have focused a hollow van so the orchestra we grafted a bunch of times. You'll have to. You'll get two chops to january and we did it twice and we we kind of perfectly land tech- technological we did. We did decently and by the rate from a performance standpoint. Like that's it's not just one one long run. There's actually three sections emotionally. Which is the first three acts like. There's the escape survivors. Escape is the first chung. The second chunk is the grief and like experiencing grief of the loss of his first and third chunk is like The commitment to make a decision to go where he goes which is to the to the. And and and so those are wordless but performance things that own So brilliantly does like he's he's he he crushes that and it's also there's the physicality to the whole thing. Which is he's very fit a run up his tail while we're all sitting on a car driving. He's running but so we did it twice and it wasn't perfect and because we are light flipped on the corrupted are shot are count follow car drove through it and and i literally. I like falling on the floor because when you have like three and a half minutes of it perfect. It was soul-crushing But we managed. We were just fortunate that we're gonna be at the location for one more day and that was the moment where i was like. Please please please please. Please let the poll whatever secret level that we can be allowed to shoot to get one more go at sunset a business or the next day we came back from shot two more times and we nailed it. That's awesome. that's great. We had a great team. Steady cam advocate our whole like technical team who carried it out The emmy like they just. They rose above and beyond the child and they were like. We're so glad we got to do. This is the second time because then we could. We could all landed. It was awesome. that's awesome. What was your tough seen. What was your toughest seen on the page. The senior kept coming back to over and over as a writer. You were nervous about in. How'd you creatively crack it. And what was your toughest seen as a director. Well the climax that just spoke. Oh okay yeah. We re rewrote with the most overrode. I is like is tried. Because i it's a it's a puzzle right. You really have to it it. It can't just simply be. He stays because of his daughter right. It hasn't of course harvey that has to be a component of it but otherwise. Why some quite isabelle's character exists like there has to be a change. That comes through drama. There has to be something that comes from the experience of time of her. And and obviously i said it of five hundred dollars tape is to fall in love with the chaos to to appreciate the happy bite into that apple and all world becomes like you know you actually you delights in the relish of the flash whatever the expression is like. There's you know there's something about like he has a decide. He.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Through la and you're not seeing the ten villages because you're blind to it but it's everywhere and and are people who are suffering people are having a hard time or or or people loved ones that you're not seeing we literally is that by making them half visible and we we lay the seeds to make it fit like everything has to have a by stability of interpretations. That's how the movie works. We were the movie is not a didactic piece. It's a framework where we can walk away with a. It's a framework to allow you to put those emotions or your reading into it relationship between you in the audience and so i i need the but by stability of interpretations to exist. Those holograms are tele presence at the futures technology. But they're also the people were not seeing. Were have seeing it and becomes climactic. When emily shows up as a hologram and then when because the tele presence is for people in bliss like oh she. Couldn't you know the wife did. They're talking to. She couldn't make it says she tell presence. Okay fine but emily. And the and the rioting cops and the way you're seeing your scenery itself your sets or changing just based on the graffiti on the wall or not on the wall tel talk about the rule for that breakdown of of the two realities. I mean do you see that as something more happening in in greg's mind per se and that's what's going on is two realities are battling in his mind. Absolutely they're battling into my hannity's is so we can justify so again with the maybe it's so hard we usually the movies version of course but but the idea is that you write one. They didn't take enough blue crystals and so Some part of that. You know that little worming many about yes. Not a mistake. That's the simulation going up into his nose. That sets a seed for us to understand our way stack. Do some part of that brain box is still wiggled this way up his nose and now there's like a little worm there's a brain box worm his head and that probably wouldn't have happened if they took enough blue crystals right. So here's all this justification this world the reading is this world is real. Here's the problem. We didn't take blue crystals. we didn't take up the algorithms eject properly. We even visually saw the worm is nose. And now these these. Rioting riders and the trash graffiti and emily and everything showing up from the ugly world. Simulation is a result of this mistake us the armistice of trying to inject without enough. We need tammy took a we a compromise where we shouldn't have compromise and so you can make that complete justification you can also say it wearing off and they're coming back to reality of the world right and so that's another reading that it's just the it's fading that the thing they're like emily's version of reality that he's you know experiencing Some some sort of addiction. It's like the the buzz. Is fading away reality coming back in. And what are they need to score more. And so both of those things simultaneously allow are allowed to have their integrity. And that's that's great. That's a great explanation for it. You know one of the one of the things. I'm curious about is isn't going into it if we're deep into it and i love the man because the there's there's a lot of layers to this film but you know for for isabel it's interesting. She repeatedly says that they're soulmates. And just the way that. Emily says that she's his daughter right. And he s does decide to interpret that but but we know that like at least in the cave world dat his his his children are biracial. And they're they're of african american descent and that's definitely not isabel. So what do you think isabelle was doing to make her case. They really were soulmates. Because i mean in the bliss world you see the connection for sure and you see this interesting interview in front of an audience that is played against a previous interview kind of before. And after which i thought was an amazing scene would tell us some of the things that you planted in their of the connection with isabel as his soulmate. Be because again. It's confusing when she gets into a car. Possibly as a hooker you know in the hookers zone And leaves them at one point. You know you're one of the first people. I've actually spoken such in-depth with about this film is i. I interviewed for the you know. And so as you're speaking. I realized how strange of a movie it is. It is a very very strange strange beautiful strange strange. But i'll tell you this visit. And this is a huge credit to stop almost She's an extraordinary extraordinary talent. And the scene. And the i'll point out something my one of my favorite moments in the film and it's a very subtle thing but it speaks volumes bowl to her talent and why she so brilliant as as a performance artist and it also serves that line of questioning. You have about so. It's when they're it's in the presentation where greg is seeded there. And she's showing a she's showing the pre brain box interview. Greg where she's like he's like. Can i be paid for a second to the pool. The fucking pool temperatures too cold. Like how hard is it to get a fucking pool to be a ma not the joining the polar bear. And he's so he like. He's so good he's so strong leading into some of you know the extraordinary. And if you watch isabelle you watch some in that moment. She looks off in a moment. She looks off. She doesn't look at him or the screen. She looks off into her memory and she delivers this entire back story. That gave me chills. Because like she's doing all this work to this. In performance you realize what a what brilliant actors are and what they do and what they're capable up in that. Look she tells us in in in such a succinct way that this brain box was created because she had to save her marriage she had a she had a relationship with the guy who was taking her for granted. And and here's the was remembering as she was she was reliving that moment of the belittlement of the fucking this and okay dr clemens and others and end it's so tightly drawn you without having to show anything you get a hissed you believe the bliss world more right you believe that the world has a history you believe that she has an a an emotional motivation for even pursuing this science Is this creating ugly world simulation in the berkeleys because she's trying to generate gratitude in a husband.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Is this bliss. Feeling kids walking on this beautiful prominent and catching a peach in buying into it. That's what it is. It's the thought visualize her and so that is an actual liberalization about emotional thing and it serves a fun way to say this is what our utopia is y- and it's an and again it's it's a little bit fun but its core is eagerly motion. I thought it was cool. I mean the one thing that i was curious about was at once or twice. They mentioned oh. Have you tried saying we're in a pickle to the thought visualize and seeing what happens. And i don't remember seeing what happens when that happens. Was that something that you were planning to show or was it just kind of like a side note just like here you can see right in the you know like you can't i don't even i don't even know if it translates but basically extra things in threes right so base it. They say she's like do my favorite say you're in a pickle pickle and then you just see the reaction right so it's like it's restraint like it's always nice to hold something back and leave it in the audience immagination so i wanted to. It was absolutely scripted. Do not show the screen when they say this right and so And then it comes up again when bill. Nye says he'd like argh above is you have to say. Are you pick like pickled. Try try it some time and then it becomes like we're building an inside joke in the movie and then finally the climactic moment when it's very stressful. They're surrounded by the police and it's very You know there's not really any way out. A moment of levity arrived when when she says we're in a pickle and he's like we're in a pickle and so it's a call to that and i looked single nine in the movie. He was great oud. Hey i'm jumping in really quick to remind you about backstory magazine. You know we just published issue forty two. 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People like hallucinations of sorts in the bliss world. That you assume are from the darker world bleeding over and that comes as part of your climax. So i'm curious what you wanna tell us about that kind of bleeding over between these two worlds and what you think the rule is as to how the riots and the police invades the the bliss world. You know nice ceremony at the end. I think you just said it. I mean you're reading is exactly. That's exactly what i feel. Which is that. you know this thing. It's like what what do you see your when you walk down the street. There are certain things and certain things that you don't see and they are completely ideologically program in two people. Walking on the street are going to see different things right. It's one of the one of the oldest ways of understanding what perception even is like. We are not perceiving everything up there is perceived and everybody has a slightly different version of those perceptions and like basically rash of masterpiece of it. And also i really wanted owns Jack in the film he does. He has like a small appearance of the end. He's like the guy who's all the film. Those obstacles philosopher whose ideology which is like a little fund easter egg in there. But but for me again just like the thought visualize liberalization of emotion. The home I try to liberalise emotional things. It's a it's the turning an emotion into an object is turn Making it a making it expressing it in a visual way where you're actually seeing it in in and contending with that so think about the holographic people it feels like it's a technology being right. I it tele presence. It's all the rage. Dave but but really..
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"I wanted it to have a like a tree full of brains and we do this thing throughout the film. You already picked up on it. Which is that. We do composition days route. We we have different sets that have the same layouts and shape like ten home in the farmers market. We have you know or the statues and the statues or the roller skating. Kerak and shoe thing in the same one at the brain box facility precisely and so it's an unusual thing to do. It takes a lot of effort to do that to been in huge kudos to cast production designer from fear. All the details on our cameraman has the align exactly and So the brain box and the tree are most expensive production elements the tree built. We built that spiel like actually a fake tree while we designed molded in fabricated. The whole thing. And there's an it's surrounded by these shares that are like car chairs wherever and you only catch it short towards the end when they eject but there's this this compositional repeat where feel that the brain box this brain tree and the tree of isabelle's tarp home are actually one of the same. What that does is it reveals something about how we see. Because and how we subscribe to our we we hold onto our beliefs and we use every little piece of information as evidenced for our beliefs. Even if it's not but but yet you could use the same evidence on the flip side so when you see the tree or you see the statues or you see the repeating the farmers market you think if you believe the ugly world is the real world than you. Think that beasts images that you're seeing in the world just sort of shiny versions of it you know Rose colored glasses versions of their actually. But you could easily. If you believe bliss world israel you could easily do the reverse. Which is that. They're constructing like ugly versions are broken versions of these things that exist in the real world. Because that's how the brain box works. That's the that's how this you're you're placing these things there because they're actually referenced from the real world so you can use them as evidence for your side. So the the idea of the brain box was what makes it feel the gym it that you can organically connect to something. That's a brain. And that's let's what a simulation of the twenty years in the future of lag or ten years in the future like maybe it's maybe built with brains and you actually have to stick a neuron cable in your nose and somehow connects in there and i love that extra working on several different layers of yet. I just love the thing. That's also slipping his nose. Whatever the heck that was part of something in the organic process spaghetti worm. Yes the spaghetti. There's a lot going on in the movie and is at a certain point. You know if you if you keep your audience as far in the wind is your protagonist for some people. It's hard to watch. And so you have a grounding moment and usually that moment is through exposition and one of the cliches of science. Fiction is the introduction of a character named dr exposition. As we've come to call those characters but obviously jurassic park got around that by doing the little animated movie and here you have your exposition. A lot of it coming through the thought. Visualize where you're explaining in the bliss world that everybody in this world you know it went through some really bad times and then through asteroid mining. Everybody's getting five hundred thousand dollars a year salaries in the world's better but calling back even to that concept and the matrix of you know they said the first version of the matrix was a utopia and the human batteries didn't last as long as they needed to give them pain and suffering to keep it going and to get more out of the humans because humans are drawn to that talk about talk about coming up with the concept of the thought. Visualize her and that that you know broadcasting of exposition druid at that point in the movie because it was important and it was interesting and again is giving a verification of what the bliss world might be. But you know it was it was. It was a good way to get it across without using a doctor exposition. Character the trick to it or the reason it's all mostly based so that's actually if you if you track the visualize her it occurs to time. That's the third time comes the actually. There's a fourth time that's hidden in the background but the two versions are when greg is talking to his daughter on the phone in the office he says i have so many thoughts. I wish you could see them right. And it's about expressing one's appointed getting you to understand where you're coming from right so that's an emotional yearning. He's having right and then again when he meets emily on the street he says i have so many thoughts and then it's the only part of the movie where we have voiceover continued his sense and he says i wish you could see even though he's not saying it with his voice and if you think about the bliss raw is very meta but if you think about the world just the way representative is a grand version of the thought. Visualizing it is. It is a representation of your emotional. Internal is the expression of the inside outside and so it felt like in a weird sort of you know. Drop a german. Patriotism grew into a crystal. It felt like crystal that birthed out of that emotion. The thought visualize is the is the thing that he is emotionally chasing. He wants to be able to speak and be understood because he's having a hard time conveying what he's feeling and the movie is a version of that in general it like what is like..
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"And in the in the pursuit of making a story a where we are one hundred percent with the protagonist at all times right so this is what we were talking about earlier. That's why i don't like to be my goal is to make you audience person sitting here and protagonist to like cadillac lineup and see the world together. And so what he experiences you should be experiencing so he experiences disorientation. You should be experiencing disorientation if end particularly like so. You're used to roller skating. Scene at the end of it and so when he if you think about the syntax of the history of cinema in terms of police nation sequences. How does it work. There's some sort of object or some sort of trigger thing that sets you off onto a hallucination ended man you come back to reality and oh that was all just imagined right. And that's we know that we we know what that looks like. Imagine character looks at a painting and then suddenly the painting is all around. And they're in the painting and then back sitting at their desks. Read what that does is that. That's a pathway. Were you in the eye in separate forbid and then come back together so the trigger point typically in. This syntax is placed early in the sentence. I wanted to put the trigger point at the end So because that's how he experienced. He doesn't realize this is not happening. As it's happening it is happening right or that disorientation. And that sort of having to retrieve the steps of what happened and not be able to parse it out is what he's experiencing that is that is his experience of it and so how do you represent that in them clearly but how do you represent disorientation. Clearly and then also. I don't know if this is interesting to you but but for financial reasons or for just technical. Whatever logistical reasons. It was a lot easier to shoot him in a police not moving. We didn't have rights to use the road. Right are we. Were running out of time. Use the road but it was so vital to me that the car the cop car moving. Because i wanted him see these other homeless people on the street. I wanted to do the camera. Did you just move. The camera to fake are we. We shot earlier when we still own the street and we art but the point is he. I wanted him to see it and then for it to keep going because life just keeps going. You don't get the pause and analyze what happened in life. You have to just keep moving on. And so that's why it keeps going on so that the strange syntax is away to four are the petrova flus nations in cinema and to keep you close together with the protagonist experience of what he's feeling which is disorientated. And then having to redress reassess what happened but not having enough time processing and that's what it looks and of course that rox right into my next question about visual language. It's interesting because it is a person's subjective with your protagonist but but you do cut away to isabel when she goes to visit kito and and so and so. Interestingly there is a cut away which and the same actually for for. Emily his daughter and arthur. So so you could argue that these two other people vying to convince him that they're reality is real are living their own separate lives and it's up to us the audience to decide whether those separate lives are part of a simulation or real world. Absolutely vital that was vital. Actually oddly enough the the kendo and isabel scene where rakes his pubic. He's on the street right and we go inside there. What that Why do we have seen why are we. Why don't we cut it out. Actually earns something earns and credibility to the bliss world. Right right so we're we're we. We need to infuse the With credibility brain box has to seem reasonable. The world has seen three dimensional and rich and historic and and at the end of this the the scene with kendo. He says he real right until all of a sudden no is speaking the same language as isabel. So candle is a believer right kendall from bat world and what that does is for us. It earns us a few more points on the camp of the blissful world's reality right and we've made that to understand where greg so in a strange way we need it to be with greg. Do not separate with a my need us to stay. Even though we literally break first person protagonist first person subjective week we maintain it earns us that emotion later to have the bounce. Be 'cause emily brother balancing it on their own as well so swing it works in also goes back to what's explained to the dinner party and the bliss world of the universe is balanced on a turtle and what's under the turtle another turtle in what senator that turtle and other turtles. So so i mean like that concept like like as prevalent all throughout so i. I thought that was really interesting you know. I'm curious about the idea for the brain box because it had a cool look when when did that. When did that idea come about. And i love the red noodle. That's just slipping back into his nose. Is he takes off his his nose mask in the bliss. World the yeah. I wanted to be organic computer like the idea of like. What could you know instead of having some visual effects like glowing blue. Or whatever.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Way. Somehow we completely seamlessly can interpret shot reverse shot wide shaq close up. We understand if they see an object. You know the whole idea of the birth of montage and and so we're at an arrow now we're like pretty deep into it and we're doers are very sophisticated by the our understanding of synthetic. It's like as if it were a palm we've been reading thousands and thousands of poems and we know a different. We know you know how. How have you put this word here in this year and this has an ambiguous does. This is a visual language. I mean that's what you're talking about visual language your visual language and look at different filming. We're talking about contagion contained to end of contagion. There's the the final little sequence. There is the trucks that knocked down the tree. Bats that fly rate battle. It's thing drops being dropped a banana. The piggy taylor. It's a series of shots that don't have words but suddenly you understand what the you understand a very tight narrative or have you look at the cohen brothers. They're they're masters of syntax eight big. They're like they can be very tight with their structure of a sentence of a and they don't even have to give you the the car crash and you know it happened right they they. There's a so anyway long story long. There's a i wanted. I wanted to play with syntax. Which is it particularly. Pov syntax and how we understand that a person looks and then you cut to something. You're seeing what they're looking at right. That's very it's a very simple.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Thrilling. She did this in that takes place above the riot with their father and all of a sitting in the room to start a weeping like like literally like it was like the neon lights or whatever. The i liked it. Aired performance was so wrong powerful and beautiful and And i i realize that she her role is very much the the emotional spine of the movie and and to to be able to pull that off to give so much more than what's on the page Really you know there there. There was there was no one else who who who Who who had that effect emotionally me. That's awesome and it was. It was a great aspect. Well so you know you're you're films. Take your films. Did you put a lot of thought into them. So i actually sat down to decode something here about your your era you know is you're on your third film here. We've talked about this in the past. But i think it is a definite dramatic for you in which you seem to be drawn in your science fiction to the concept of second chances because that is totally what another earth is about right this other earth rolling around rhonda is to get that second chance to make right on the damage that she has done. I origins the reincarnation is definitely about the possibility of second chances and and and where it could lead. And you know that's like the pandora's box that opens you know like like towards especially towards the end of the movie and here. It's it's about second chances because even if you take the plato's cave dark realities as fake right which isabel insists it is throughout oliver seeings and interestingly you know his daughter never bothers saying what his other reality is. She's not commenting on it. She's not insisting that it's fake but it is about second chances because that's what you're protagonist decides to go for like even if he decides even if he doesn't really have a daughter and she's a g. p. right that's that's the that's the f. Gp generated person fake generated person. And so she's a fake generated person at one point. We see her image. On one of the computer screens Next to the brain box in the utopia when he comes out of it he still goes for that as as you know. Humans are drawn towards getting that redemption in that second chance what what attracts you. Now that you've had three films that keep falling into that zone. What do you think attracts you to the magic. Of second chances as a way of redemption it moves. It likes sincerely Forgiveness moves me. The grace moves me the forgiveness it like you know wrote a story in another earth the whole theme is forgiveness is second chances yes but second chance you can only arrive at a second chance if someone opens a door for your that door is is is allowed to exist and i find i find that somehow it it moves. It moves me really deeply when somebody gives that to somebody else It's funny i. It's like the first thing but my Such a small single being. I remember Being in a taxicab in the city and We crashed into some other car to kars gun right. And it's such a subtle thing but the one guy got out and at his car on our cabdriver got out his car and there was this sort of like you know. Don't worry about. Is this sense of like your let off the hook. They don't sweat and that's the simplest version. But what what what happens when you take it to the to. The extreme extreme version indicates of road in the case of. What is the idea about second chances. Not so much forgiveness but but amending the in terms of bliss as it's it's this daughters towards her father is this unconditional acceptance even though it's brutal and harsh like she's in the reason. The brother exists is to show the counterpoint right. It's not it's not for it's not a given that The the child will necessarily forgive the parent And so that was important to see that contrast like one just couldn't arrive at in one does arrive at it in. And i find that really it shakes my my spine when i when i see that moves me and i think it's beautiful napa voter earful. I it the work reveals. It's up to to like i. It's not like a chase it particularly but themes to emerge when you start when you keep continually make work you realize you learn about yourself and what what qualities do you find in other people that are really really compelling. And that's when. I really yet really value. I just i was thinking long and hard about it and i was noticing that is like the common denominator between these three films. You know talking for a second about your experience with the facts and when you were talking about the roller rink scene. There is so much going on in the roller rink scene. It's you know it's like a video game. They're using their powers because they're on the yellow crystals. And i mean you're having like a a light fall into a skaters head that they're making because they're just like having fun with it but the brilliance of that scene though is i want to hear about the effects for a second because you've got into that in a second ago but there's so much going on. They're having they're having sex in. The bathroom is classy. People do at a roller rink and by the end of the scene the police are called and they they grab stuff off the shelf new clothes. They walk out in the new clothes. Something that we see them do again later. In the utopia. There's a shoebox in coat. Hangers and stuff like that. So you're repeating they walk outside and they're laughing and often they see the cop cars in the background and there's this really weird moment where they see themselves being arrested and then. Pov shifts from them to the car and then they're looking outside the people that were dressed like them but are definitely actually not them. It's not adopting or moment. They're seeing people outside. That are completely different actors in those same clothes and you're realizing that like even their own view of reality and their powers could in a sense be false and so. There's there's a lot going on there that kicker to the scene of like you know it's all fun and games and then suddenly they're looking out from the cop car and you're realizing maybe there's a chance they don't have these powers just two people on drugs having sex in a bathroom. So there's there's so many different ways to interpret and i like the left it open but talk about. Let's nurse. I really appreciate you pointing out that scene. That's that's an unusual scene and and it's all it's also sometimes. It's kinda difficult to explain but i guess the best way to the way i think about it is this we. We watched hundred twenty years of cinema and Cinemas art form. It's like it has a syntax and the a syntax that we understand going from wide shop to close up stocks. Superclubs up end. And it's in some way are shot reverse shot. it's amazing. It's almost like sentences like they're like we're constructing sentences or and and we in the most daft and bryant. Filmmakers are really great syntax. you realize that that's part of it. They know how to like the directors right outside of writing with the director really does construct Shop by shop structure for a scene. And we somehow it's like such a dream language in we're.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Go for a walk. I try to actually i think about it know i actually i actually stopped and and let the writers bach happen will so as we were talking about earlier again. Progress versus perfection. I didn't realize we were going to be leaning that hard to do it today but we are damaged. And there's nothing wrong with that you know. It's one thing for a lot of writers to figure out that moment when they think that they're done and on that path they're getting notes from their friends right in there and they're close close colleagues. How do you figure out when your script is done and you want to get it out there for funding and what. What's the notes process like for you because everybody handles notes differently. I i usually send it out to first. Yana reads it my wife and greater out hers. She has no problem. It's pathetic right. There's no we don't have to be polite with each other right. Something doesn't work. She's very strict by really harsh harsh in a good way and then my next round usually. I sent it to so now. I've had this great fortune of working with the union. Creative heads department friends that i love and i like my cinematographer senate to him. And we'll start just will start like thinking about you know a visual language to develop senate to my composer. We'll start thinking about salads. Right i send it to people who creatively work with really actually and they and everyone now my process and and to producer i work with the law and and and everybody knows e even the script the script that we begin to shoot is usually only about sixty percent of what the actual films out to be. I we changed it all the way through. That's that's rare and we'll we'll talk about that once we're a little more into our spoiler section but tell tell us about setting it up once you've script that you wanted to do was something that you got independent financing for and later sold to amazon studios or was it something that originated with amazon studios before they were sending you out into production. This one it started off as i just wrote it as a spec script i guess annum then i sent it to Stern and Who's the producer and Then we send it to amazon and downtown. Hope they're ted. Hope was really ted one of the great heroes of the independent film. World's end user legendary producer. Beautiful human being very very smart and you know a great producer and then was an executive at this studio and so we send it to him and he was greeted all he was big main. All these wonderful films there you know. And and he dug it man and he was like you come on in and chat with everybody. We'll see we'll see so but that process of come on in and and getting into a green light was actually. It was over the years maybe year. Yeah i think it was two thousand. Two thousand seventeen was when i when he probably read it. And it wasn't until two thousand nineteen in the spring that i had my actual official pitch meeting so so and i worked on the bunch since then but but like these cats are all everybody's like Preserving the the core of you know we all recognize that. There's a like at a certain point we're dealing with. What is the most effective way to catch that bird. You know you want that beautiful strains emotional bird that the whole thing is about your honest safari trying to capture it you like. We all know that that's what our goal is. And so it's all about the most effective ways to do that. So in some ways. Like if you're not on the same page about what you're chasing then the notes processes of fucking nightmare it'll be it's terrible book if you are all aligned on what you wanna do with it and what you're trying to make then And everybody's like a great ally and the things work or don't work. Try out like i try not to be too precious. About how many drafts would you say went through like in your development process with ted hoping amazon. I.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"The the most interesting thing about your process that i remember is that rather than doing a straight outline you like to generally do what many people would call a script which is a treatment version of your script in the past. He told me the you sometimes like to just get into Prose form and write from the perspective of your protagonist. Like just tell. Tell us how you did that for. Bliss was was there any sort of a formal outline or treatment. Or did you do another one of these long documents like beginning to end. But all only through your your protagonist is it's interesting. Yeah i guess. I still sort of have that same process which is i right from First person and And i just like throw up trap. That's why i write it in microsoft word or pages or whatever i right in a word document as opposed to final draft. Just just ignore formatting. It's almost like painting right. You're just rowing big broad Images onto the page and and trying to hit hit hit the major emotions right made like he doesn't the details really don't matter because they will I read something recently. Which was that. It's such a great quote. Can i found it very very inspiring. I need to find it but it's something it was something about. How the difference between science and art and it was that science scientists and the pursuit of sites in general it deals with the details like the small bits and pieces of things and the continuity of the whole is presumed in science art it deals with the the continuity the big sort of big idea the big flow and the bits and pieces are presumed right. So it's almost like the. It's hard to what you want. You can align with that idea. It actually feel very profound profound to me. Which is that when i read. I don't think about the bits and pieces so much. Maybe some of the greater images but some bits and pieces of dialogue this and that and you you but you really trying to find the river and how it flows and what that final by the whole the whole for me. The whole purpose of a film is the last couple minutes that that like whether that like it. Everything is in service of that final transmission of emotion and and everything is a path to make that land and and and so yeah i guess the processes i ride this huge document and then i read a draft and draft using my first draft is like seventy five pages in. It's really bad and there's whole sections that just figured this out later and figure this out later in figure this out late in again mike. That's beautiful because it's progress versus perfection. If you don't do many people call the first draft vomit draft if you don't do it you're never going to have a script so it's been for a lot of writers but just accept it. Enjoy the mom sticking on the pages and keep moving forward or you're never gonna get your damn script on. Yeah exactly. I agree and actually i would avoid the details unless the details are specialty for some reason. I don't avoid them because it's almost like you. You have a giant lens and everything's out of focus but you wanna before you focus it perfectly you just want to know what the shape of it is. You know you wanna do it. Looks like a elephant before. And then you zoom in you figure out the hair on the tail or whatever. Don't worry about that technical detail just because people always forget this. You mentioned writing it in microsoft word right because he wanted to just like a a document without format. If you're if you ever find yourself at a place where you don't have word like if you're writing on an ipad somewhere always remember. There's a template and final draft that has no template like it's their tax document so you always bust out one of those and final draft to. I'm sure you know this. I just thought it would technically say it for listeners. Out there will so when you when you sit down to write. Do you give yourself a goal of when you're when you're in final draft to give yourself a goal of pages that you wanna hit each day or do you give yourself a goal of how many hours you want to write either. I try and i try and find the time near. It's it's a little bit more loose than that. Okay but Like i i. I i i really like throw a net around the missile of inspirations. Back if there's one that's like flying like this ride on it and i can. I could. I could not stop for twenty hours And that. I won't do anything for a few days. So i really i really liked. I liked to grab onto Maybe that's a bad idea for some of these. Don't show up. Sharpen your pencils and get to work. But i i actually. I like to go on runs with the material and if i'm feeling it i don't like to stop spending interrupts when inspiration hits you gotta go with it. What do you do if you get writer's block when when you finally find yourself up against a wall just really briefly how do you. How do you overcome that. I.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Television you were on the magicians in the path and that was kind of new for uses. Last time we talked just briefly. What was your most important lesson as a tv director. Those experiences were amazing that Magicians sarah gambling john mcnamara the chauvinism brilliant writers in so flabby and so sharp and and and just it was amazing collaborating with sort of new voices. That were different but exciting. You know what i mean and then same with the path is in and ingest goldberg really. I learned a lot. I it was a fun experience. Also you just sort of See how other people tell stories you get to ride in the car with somebody else and be and be able to participate with that and for me. I opened my horizon a little bit. You know i got this. I also got to experience. Oddly enough as television they pilots and so the budgets were ten times better than my independent bills. You know what. I mean so odd is usually you think of. Tv is less expensive than than films but these were. They are actually bigger. You know more you know. We hired hundreds and hundreds of people as having twelve people. You know it it really It really helped my development as a filmmaker in in a wonderful way anna credit all of them for bringing board. It was really really really fortunate for origins the last time you were screening series your last feature when one of the things that we've been talking about for a few years ever since he told story in in our q. And a. screening is that i origins is technically a sequel to i and of course you could listen to all this. The podcast is still up in itunes and spotify fry origins but the most fascinating thing was. Was you know there was this long story about how you're originally trying to make screenplay called. I fox searchlight biden sat on it. It got trapped in development. Hell you decided that you could take a part of that back story from the original screenplay and make it into your movie i origins. I know i'm rushing through a lot of fun content here about how how that conversation went but what was so fascinating was after i origins came out. It's it got. It had good critical reviews and one of the things we talked about is could be science fiction film. You originally set out to make. I made and we've talked to on and off about publishing it in backstory magazine and i know it's early draft and you still you know our tinkering with it and and i and i hope we possibly do that when you're ready because it would be accompanied by an interview. You talk about where you wanna take it. But is there been any movement on. I have you have you. Have you gone back to it at all since last time. We've spoken again. You inspired me honestly. Because in some ways. I have many different products in my mind at once. And and and right now. I have two new scripts that both of which i'm trying to even decide which to make a. That's great neck really really busy acid about and so you know there's a time and place when it really strikes your inspiration you're excited to make it and then you something else. Overcomes dan ronan heals your attention after our conversations. I did look at. I did like you know opened up the script and read it with the spotless mind you know like what is this like. I'm so curious. What is this amateur script. Tear rooms back in. I was twelve years old and And i and you know there was. There was something to it. That was really special and strong and exciting. And it's embiid. It's hugely ambitious and like it almost lands it almost lands. But not exactly. And then there's of this we've discussed recently with the producers. We were talking maybe turning it into a tv show so they were recently saying like. Hey making a television series. Maybe an eight episode mini series of that scripture. We all read it. Actually everybody red eye and we're like wow. This is kind of cool. There's some mail but maybe if you build it out in further Working because they. I mean the basic premises. This it's would say maybe twenty years in the future reincarnations been proven true by science. The is our you know our way that we find out so when a is born. You scan the baby's is and you know who it wasn't passed and mike just told you. The entire plot of i origins spoiler young seen it yet. That's a steady right now. I'm not ruining too much.
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"You don't really know it. Just you just don't know if if it connects with you and if you can feel that that's really that you start to have this relationship with the material and to see other people have the relationship with the material was just a really you know it like one of those euphoric connections to too many people at once. It's it's an intense experience. I mean for anybody that doesn't know about the eccles theatre which is part of a high school in park city and it seats twelve hundred people so when you of film that makes it to eccles and they go on a rotation of theaters. It's kind of deal because you are seeing. How twelve hundred people are reacting to your movies. So i mean it's fun and terrifying. I guess i guess the thing that i would point out that i remember talking about another earth just before we move along with to my memory. You you're shooting that neither spring or summer right before that sundance so so it was. It was within like right the year before that technical sundance that debuted on now is something that a lot of filmmakers can't do because they weren't able to get out and film in the pandemic and twenty twenty. How long was your shoot on another earth again. Because i remember it was mega shorts and then you you just if you could remember what time of year you shot i would. I would love to just have that info again. Yeah it's it's hard to remember. Now it's over a decade but i feel like it was probably been ten years but the i think the shoot was probably around thirty days but there was gaps in it right so like we. We said we will very stop and go. I remember 'cause we we started with nothing like we started with nothing at all. We had a camera that a friend of ours loan. And you know our our family like like all locations that were just Friends and family and and we shot maybe ten days worth of material piece that together and then we started building a bigger team and sort of a wonderful group of people started surrounding the project and started helping it get birth so i think it was probably thirty days of for certain periods but i do remember like for example..
"cahill" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Obviously most famously told as the matrix everyone knows matrix right but it's also the woman show. It's also shutter island. Also the kentucky city stadia clobbered the lego movie Like you think about big horn. Here's a who it's the you know the story inside of a story for me. I think the reason why it's above genre. It doesn't have to be science fiction and it can be comedy drama. But it's feels like it's one of those existentialist questions. It even created a lot of religions back three hundred eighty so even that idea that the world has been created inside of something else with us. You know something more beyond it. I think that certainly is Is something that i i. It is part of my life. Like i feel like the i. I am suspicious about reality frazier and and so that is very inspiring to me. I guess would be yeah. I mean we're gonna talk about that. Put i mean i i was gonna ask this later but we talk about it now. One of the things. That's so interesting and we're not necessarily sexy yet. Obviously but your previous films in i origins and and and another earth. Your type of science fiction is a a reality. That's just around the corner right. It's the near future and you actually strive really hard to maintain a reality were. These events could occur but what's so interesting about bliss is within the first. You know eight minutes or so. You are telegraphing that you are. The audience is supposed to be completely unsure of which reality therein and right which reality they should take seriously which is fascinating because it is a departure from you of your previous style and interestingly boy that you just made me think of something which is this is. There's certain science fiction stories that The whole world is vast and strange and unfamiliar and and science stories. Where may be one element. One one piece is changed but the rest looks like our reality at the end. Either either way you go for me. I feel like the stories that are the strongest are the ones that are not ones that. Say what Imagine yourself in the situation like you shouldn't. I'm not bad excited about being like imagine you were walking across the surface of mars and you ran into you know strange. Three headed monster. Like i'm more interested in the stories that reveal something about us here. And now and you science fiction as a as a lever to open up back to widen or it almost like a microscope it allows you to zoom in on a very specific thing that we're dealing with right now here as humans who we are and and so the reliability factor or the recognisability of oneself in that predicament is not a is not a stretch. You're not it's not necessarily like a like an adventure story. Is that an adventure story. Go far away in. Find yourself back at home renewed. Being i look at look at home differently but it but it is. It's way too. I really drawn towards these stories that that things changed and who the human issues are things that are very relevant. Yeah and i think that's what's really important notice. At the core of serious science fiction. There is a human element especially a societal element in a great twilight zone. There was always. You know they could be fantastical but there was always a key core human societal element that everybody can relate to and that they were commenting on more importantly. And that's what made twilight zone so great. And that's what i admire in your work in which you are doing what many people don't think should be possible especially with another earth. Your first movie. You're making low budget but concentrated science fiction and you're proving that you don't need special effects. We're going to talk about it later. But funny enough. This movie bliss. That's the most special effects you've ever had in any of your works because the other ones there so in the background and here they need to be in the foreground but before we get there. Because i want to get to the to the despoilers section soon but i miss you know it is fantastic to see you and i all been digging about is sundance where we met. I walked right up to you. After a screening of another earth. And i told you about my screening series and you and brit marling your co writer and star. We're like hey let's do that and we we did. And brits been back multiple times. And you've been back multiple times. And and i miss you because as sundance is happening this week it brings back all those great memories. Tell me what's your favorite sundance memory and just for our listeners. The don't know in case. You've never seen another earth or i origins. Mike is one of the few people that could say that they have won. Sundance's alfred p sloan award twice and that's and that's the alfred p sloan awards for excellence in science. So you've you've won that twice for your science fiction films. Is your favorite sundance award. Your word sunday. It's memory all of a sudden it's worth album. You know it really truly is beautiful to see you. And and i figure i i think what we do for. This industry is so important. And so beautiful you keep this burning flame especially screenwriting and and just how stories get made and the creative process behind the the making. And that's you know it's a gift that you give to so many people. It's a really. It's a really beautiful thing to do that. Thanks man thanks for the kudos. Tell me your favorite sunday. It's memory my favorite. Sunday memory I gosh i've had. I had very beautiful experiences. They admit their life changing really. And it's like doubly life changing anyways both experiences there but i think the for the one that opened my eyes the most was when another earthquake at echoes. For the first time. 'cause you know we it was just. You didn't know what to expect all unknown terrain to see people connect to it. That was really really a just it was. It was amazing because it felt like when you do this work or would you do this. We when you you your first audience really is yourself and you try to judge whether you're moved by or not moved by and and that's.
"cahill" Discussed on Bad In The Boondocks
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