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"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Them as good specimens of the class generally. They are abundant in italy in a grotesque squareness of outline and impossibility of perspective. They are not unlike. The wood cuts in old books but they were oil paintings and the artist might. The painter of the primrose family had not been sparing of his colors in one. A lady was having a toe amputated an operation which has saintly personage had sailed into the room to superintendent in another own lady was lying in bed tucked up very tight and prim and staring with much composure at a tripod with the slot base on it the usual form of washing stand and the only piece of furniture beside the bedstead in her chamber. One would never have supposed her to be laboring under any complaint beyond the inconvenience of being miraculously wide awake if the painter had not hit upon the idea of putting all her family on their knees in one corner with their legs sticking out behind them on the floor like boot trees above whom the virgin on a kind of blue fan promised to restore the patient in another case and lady was in the very act of being run over. Immediately outside the city walls via sort of piano forte fan. But the madonna was there again. Whether the supernatural appearance had startled the horse a big griffin or whether it was invisible to him. I don't know. But he was galloping away. Without the smallest reverence or compunction though votive offerings were not unknown in pagan temples and are evidently among the many compromises made between the false religion and the true. When the true was in its infancy. I could wish that all the other compromises were as harmless.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"From the additional consideration however that may be it was set in motion and thereupon a host of little doors flew open and innumerable. Little figures staggered out of them and jerk themselves back again without a special steadiness of purpose and hitching in the gate which usually attach is to figures that are moved by clockwork. Meanwhile the sacriston stood explaining these wonders and pointing them out separately with a wand. There was a center puppet of the virgin mary and close to her a small pigeon hole out of which another and a very ill looking. Puppet made one of the most sudden plunges i ever saw accomplished instantly flopping back again at site of her and banging his little door violently after him taking this to be emblematic of the victory over sin and death and not at all unwilling to show that i perfectly understood the subject in anticipation of the show. Men i rashleigh said a ha the evil spirit to be sure. He is very soon disposed of pardon. Monsieur said the sacriston with a polite motion of his hand towards the little door. As if introducing somebody the angel gabriel. Soon after daybreak next morning we were steaming. Down the era we rhone at the rate of twenty miles an hour and a very dirty vessel full of merchandise and with only three or four other passengers for our companions among whom the most remarkable was a silly old meek faced garlic eating immeasurably polite chevalier a with a dirty scrap of red ribbon hanging at his buttonhole as if he had tied it there to remind himself of something as tom. Noddy in the farce ties nuts in his pocket handkerchief for the last two days. We had seen great sullen hills. The first indications of the alps lowering in the distance. Now we were rushing on beside them sometimes close beside them sometimes with an intervening slope covered with vineyards villages and small towns hanging in midair with great words of olives seen through the light open towers of their churches and clouds. Moving slowly on upon the steep declivity behind them ruined castles perched on every eminence and scattered houses in the cliffs and gullies of the hills made it very beautiful. The great height of the to making the buildings look so tiny that they had all the charm of elegant models their excessive wideness as contrasted with the brown rocks or the somber deep doll heavy green of the olive tree. Then the puny size send little slow walk of lilliputian men and women on the bank made a charming picture. there were ferries out of number two bridges. The famous pawn display towns. Where memorable wines are made vallance where napoleon studied and the noble river bringing at every winding turn new beauties interview. There lay before us that same afternoon. The broken bridge of avenue and all the city baking in the sun yet with an underdone pie crust battlement wall. That will never be brown though. It bake for centuries. The grapes were hanging in clusters in the streets and the brilliant oleander was in full bloom everywhere. The streets are old and very narrow but tolerably clean and shaded by awning stretched from house to house. Bright stuffs and handkerchiefs curiosities. Ancient frames of carved wood all chairs. Ghostly tables saints versions and angels and staring dobbs of portrait's being exposed for sale beneath it was very quite and lively. All this was much set off to buy the glimpses one caught through a rusty gate standing jar of quiet sleepy courtyards. Having stately old houses within as silent tunes it was all very like one of the descriptions in the arabian nights. The three one. I'd calendars might have knocked it. Any one of those doors till the street rang again and the porter who persisted and asking questions. The man who had the delicious purchases put into his basket in the morning might have opened it quite naturally after breakfast next morning. We sallied forth to see the lions such. A delicious breeze was blowing in from the north as made the walk delightful though the pavement stones and stones of the walls and houses were far too hot to have a hand laid on them comfortably. We went first of all a baraki height to the cathedral where mass was performing to an auditory very like that of leon namely several old women a baby and a very self possessed dog who had marked out for himself a little course or platform for exercise beginning at the altar rails and ending at the door up and down which constitutional walk. He trotted during the service as methodically calmly as any old gentleman out of doors. It is a bear old church and the paintings in the roof are sadly defaced by time and damp weather but the sun was shining in splendidly through the red curtains at the windows and glittering on the altar furniture and it looked as bright and cheerful as need be going apart in this church to see some painting which was being executed in fresco by a french artist and his pupil. I was led to observe more closely than i might. Otherwise have done. A great number of votive offerings with which the walls of the different chapels were profusely hung. I will not say decorated for. They were very roughly and comically. Got up most likely by porcine. Painters who eke out there living in that way. They were all little pictures. Each representing some sickness or l'amitie from which the person placing it there had escaped through the interposition of his or her patron saint. Or of the madonna and i may refer to.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"Stairs us on a cloud while the lers press about the carriage and look into it and walk around it and touch it. Forward is something to touch a carriage that has held so many people it is a legacy to leave once children. Them rooms are on the first floor except the nursery for the night which is a great rambling chamber with four five beds in it through a dark passage of two steps down four past to come across a balcony and next door to the stable. The other sleeping apartments are large and lofty. each with two small bedstead 's tastefully hung like the windows with red and white trae bury. The sitting room is famous. Dinner is already late in it for three and the napkins are folded in cock tat fashion. The floors are of red tile. There are no carpets and not much furniture to speak of but there is abundance of looking glass and there are large vases under glass shades filled with artificial flowers. And there are plenty of cox. Party are in motion. The brave currier in particular is everywhere looking after the beds having wine poured down his throat by his dear brother. The landlord and picking up green cucumbers always cucumbers. Heaven knows where he gets them with which he walks about one in each hand like truncheons. Dinner is announced. there is very thin soup. There are very large lows. One a piece of fish four dishes afterwards some poultry afterwards dessert afterwards and no lack of wine. There is not much in the dishes but they are very good and always ready instantly when it is nearly dark the brave currier having eaten the to cucumbers sliced up in the contents of a pretty large to cantor of oil and another a vinegar emerges from his retreat below and proposes a visit to the cathedral hose. Massive tower frowns down upon the courtyard of the in off we go and very solemn and grand it is in the dim light so dim it. Last that the polite old lantern jawed sacriston has a feeble little bit of candle in his hand took rope among the tombs with and looks among the grim columns very like lost ghost who is searching for his own underneath the balcony when we return the inferior servants of the in our supping in the open air at a great table. The dish a stew of meat and vegetables smoking hot and served in the iron cauldron. It was boiled in. They have a picture of thin wine and are very merry merrier than the gentlemen with the red beard who is playing billiards in the light room on the left of the yard where shadows with cues and their hands and cigars in their mouth house cross and re cross the window constantly still the thin curate walks up and down alone with his book and umbrella and there he walks and they're the billiard balls rat all long after we are fast asleep we are a stir at six next morning it is a delightful day shaming yesterday's mud upon the carriage if anything could shame a carriage in a land where carriages are never cleaned. Everybody's is brisk and as we finish breakfast. The horses come jingling into the yard from the post house. Everything taken out of the carriage is put back again. The brave courier announces that all is ready after walking into every room and looking around it to be certain that nothing is left behind everybody gets in everybody connected with the odell. Mccue daw is again and chanted. The brave courier.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime
"A day with the dusty outsides in blue frocks like butchers and the insides in white knight caps. And it's cabriolet head on the roof nodding and shaking like an idiots head and it's young france. Passengers staring out a window with beards down to their waists and blue spectacles awfully shading their warlike is and very big sticks clenched in their national grass. Also the postman with only a couple of passengers tearing along at a real good daredevil pace and out of sight in no time steady old cure as come. Jolting passed now and then in. Such ramshackle rusty musty cluttering coaches as no englishman would believe in and bony women dot bow in solitary places holding cows by ropes. While they feed or digging and hoeing or doing fieldwork of a more laborious kind are representing real shepherd is's with their flocks to obtain an adequate idea of which pursuit and its followers in any country. It is only necessary to take any pastoral poem or picture and imagine to yourself. Whatever is most exquisitely and widely unlike the descriptions therein contained. You have been traveling along stupidly enough as you generally do in the last stage of the day and the ninety six bells upon the horses twenty four a apiece have been ringing sleepily in your ears for half an hour or so and it has become a very jog. Trot monotonous tiresome. Sort of business. And you have been thinking deeply about the dinner you will have at the next stage when down at the end of the long avenue of trees through which are traveling. The first indication of town appears in the shape of some straggling cottages and the carriage begins to rattle and roll over a horribly uneven pavement. As if the eco posh were a great firework and the mere sight of smoking. Cottage chimney admited instantly. It begins to cry. I can splutter as if the very devil are in it. Whip wheels driver stone's beggar's children crack crack crack bump jolt crack bum crick crack round the corner up the narrow street down the paved hill on the other side in the gut. Her bump jolt geog creek and crack into the shop windows on the left hand side of the street preliminary to a sweeping turn into the wooden archway on the right rumble. And clatter and here we are in the yard of the hotel the q. Daw used up gone out. Smoking spent exhausted but sometimes making a false start unexpectedly with nothing coming of it like a firework to the last. The landlady of the hotel and dr is here and then landlord of the town townshend acute. Dr is here and the farm does shawn after odell. the lake. utah is here and gentlemen in a glazed cap with a red beard like bosom friend. Who is staying at the hotel like you. Dr is here and monsieur. The qa is walking up and down in a corner of the yard by himself with a shovel hat upon his head and a black gown on his back and a book in one hand and an umbrella in the other two. And everybody except monsieur. The qa is open mouthed and open. I'd for the opening of the carriage store the landlord of the hotel delay q. Dr dotes to that extent upon the courier that he can hardly wait for his coming down from the box but embraces his very legs and boot heels as he descends my currier. My brave currier. My friend my brother. The landlady loves him the farmed sham. Her blesses him the gar. Som- worships him. The courier asks if his letter has been received it has it has. Are the rooms prepared they are. They are the best rooms for my noble currier. The rooms of state for my gallant courier. The whole house is at the service of my best of friends. He keeps his hand upon the carriage door and ask some other question to enhance the expectation. He carries a green leather purse outside his coat suspended. A belt they. I'd moore's look at it. One touches end. It is full of five frank pieces murmurs of admiration heard among the boys. The landlord falls upon the courier snack and folds him to his breast. He is so much fatter than he was. He says he looked so rosey and so well. The door is opened breathless expectation. The lady of the family gets out Sweet lady beautiful lady. The sister of the lady of the family gets out. great heaven. menzel is charming. First little boy gets out What a beautiful little boy. I little girl gets out. Oh but this is an enchanting child. Second little girl gets out the landlady yielding to the finest impulse of our common nature catches her up in her arms. Second little boy gets out. Oh this sweet boy. Oh the tender that'll family. The baby is handed out ancho. Baby the baby has topped everything. All the rapture is expended on the baby then the two nurses tumble out and the enthusiasm swelling into madness. The whole family are swept up.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"In my facts it was nowhere publicly hinted that any suspicion fell on the man who was afterwards brought to trial as no reference was at that time made to him in the newspapers. It is obviously impossible. That any description of them can at that time have been given in the newspapers. It is essential that this back be remember unfolding at breakfast my morning paper containing the account of that discovery. I found it to be deeply interesting. And i read it with close attention. I read it twice if not three times. The discovery had been made in a bedroom in. When i lay down the paper i was aware of. Flash rush blow. I do not know what to call it. No word i can find is satisfactorily descriptive in which i seem to see the bedroom passing through my room like a picture impossibly painted on a running river though almost instantaneous in its passing it was perfectly clear so clear that i distinctly and with some relief observed the absence of the dead body from the bed. It was in no romantic place that i had this curious sensation but in chambers in piccadilly very near to the corner road saint james street. It was entirely new to me. I was in my easy chair at the moment and the sensation was accompanied by a peculiar shiver which started the chair from its position but it is to be noted that the chair ran easily on castors. I went to one of the windows. There are two in the room and the room is on the second floor to refresh my eyes with the moving objects down in piccadilly. It was a bright autumn morning in the street was sparkling and cheerful. The wind was high. As i looked out. It brought down from the parka quantity of fallen leaves which a gust took in world into a spiral pillar as the pillar fell in the leaves dispersed. I saw two men on the opposite side of the way going from west to east. They were one behind the other. The foremost man often looked back over his shoulder. The second man followed him. At a distance of some thirty paces with his right hand menancingly raised i the singularity and steadiness of this threatening gesture in so public thoroughfare attracted my attention and next the most remarkable circumstance that nobody heated both men threaded their way among the other passengers with a smoothness consistent even with the action of walking on pavement and no single creature that i could see gave them place touch them or looked after them in passing before my windows they both stared up at me i saw their two faces very distinctly and i knew that i could recognize them anywhere. Not that i had consciously noticed anything. Very remarkable in either face except that the man who went. I had an unusually lowering appearance and the face of the man who followed him was of the color of impure wax. I am a bachelor in my way. And his wife constitute my whole establishment. My occupation is in a certain branch bank. And i wish that my duties as head of the department were as light as they are popularly supposed to be. They kept me in town. That autumn were stood in need of change. I was not. But i was not well. My reader is to make the most that can be reasonably made my feeling jaded having a depressing sense upon me of a monotonous life in being slightly despite date. I am assured by my renown. Doctor that my real state of health at that time justifies no stronger description and i quote his own from his written. Answer to my request for it. Has the circumstances of the murder gradually unraveling took stronger and stronger possession of the public mine..
Virus shuts many UK theaters but online the show goes on
"Not having an audience in front of you is the reality factors in London's west end this holiday season the famous old Vic is among theaters trying to keep the flame alive with owners and producers warn that nine months of coronavirus clubs have left with this performance also on the brink and the decision to shut features in the capital may push them over he has become the norm spectators behind here to walls in houses and apartments staring at screens in this pandemic year the old Vic's seasonal production of the Charles Dickens classic a Christmas Carol is being live streamed nightly until December twenty full with ticket holders around the world shooting in zoom Charles de Ledesma London
"charles dickens" Discussed on Short Storiess Podcast
"Podcast. And i am grateful. Please tell a friend. Maybe they would like to be a magnificent person to this is The final episode for for this year. And then i will be how traveling and stuff and Back in japan will be pack january. Duterte all over again and a half. Some as some things planned for next year Things may get a little bit on the more gruesome side. I don't know. I've just got some ideas and i. I don't know which ones i'm going to do. And which ones i'm not and so forth but stick around I'm looking forward to next year. Got some stories. I wanna do. That are pretty good so Anyway that's where that's where we're at and that's why changed the name to horror stories podcast because the other name just said short stories. We didn't really indicate horror. So i went that name to be horror because i want us. Try and get more horror centric. Let's say for next year we'll see out goes and We do have a new logo for The name kudos goes out to willowbrook of willowbrook. Fine art dot com and brooke has an e. on it by the way Kudos to her for designing the new logo. Pa see low budget here. I can't afford any sound effects. That would have been appropriate there but anyway In that site again is Willowbrook fine art dot com. Oh i haven't announcement To make here you see. This is a septic safe podcast. I saw that on this You know. I bought some Bath tissue call. It said septic safe on it. Well this is a step. Dick safe podcasts. And by that. I mean there is no there are no. You're is no explicit language. Heard on on this podcasts. So i just thought. I'd throw. I saw that on the side of anyhow Sometimes i just get goofy hope. You don't mind anyhow Let's see what else we got. We guy going by amanda descent in a picture of a horror christmas tree. Yes sits on the website. Our website of course horror stories podcasts dot com or the old one works to adventures and audio dot net. Either one. and you'll see this picture of a christmas tree that it end you. Click the thumbnail to enlarge it it. It's really cool. You know maybe we'll start that you have Horror photograph or something. You'd like to send in. Maybe we'll start a little gallery in We'll see yeah sanded. Send a j. peg though if you would please and Put yours up there. We also have a picture of Grace from arkansas. The the the monster that she depicted in her nightmare which we played some time ago and her friend. Did this painting of this horrible creature. And it's on the website too so send yours in if he has something. Send it to the My horrible dream edgy. Mail dot com the same when you send the nightmares to and Okay now For the news. Well now. we're not gonna do news on this podcast. We never do that. It's not that kind of show but A study about podcast says that if you listen to pod casting more than five hours a week you are a super listener. We have a couple of super listeners. To this podcast. Gregory says he listened to each episode. Five times wow thank you. Gregory and amanda sending a screen shot of. Her phone showed that she had listened to this up. This podcast The most of any others and that was one hundred and four episodes. Four total of seven thousand four hundred and sixty minutes and listen to twenty six episodes in one day. Now that's binge thank you. So much gregory amanda for your support of of this show. I i'm really blown away by that. And i thank you so much and you know i want to thank them in. I wanna thank you as well if you listen to this podcast. One time to me. You are a super listener too. I appreciate all who listen to this. This show it really means a lot. It really does and I thank thank you thank you so so very much. Our feature story. is the christmas goblins by charles dickens. Who died after suffering a stroke. Now in the last two episodes i played a psa about high blood pressure and stroke. A good friend of mine died a few years ago. After having a stroke he had high blood pressure and killed him and i had never. It was the first time i ever knew anybody who had a stroke and it was dreadful. And i've never paid attention to high blood pressure because every time mine has been checked. It's been perfect counting my lucky stars and i have netted checked for awhile. I need to probably get in and get it checked again. And maybe you should too and we're gonna play the psa again. And i'll play it from time to time not every episode but it this something you know. We hear so much these days about this virus thing which i haven't mentioned at all because you hear it for us and you never hear anything about high blood pressure. Heart disease diabetes or anything like you used to because viruses taken over all the headlines and so forth so after i saw my friend die and when i went to see him in the hospital he looked like a dead man. His face was like ash. Grey or something it was. It was really quite quite disturbing and horrible. So you're going to play this. Psa.
The Personal History Of David Copperfield Reviewed
"Saw Tomorrow audiences will have a chance to see a new version of Charles Dickens David Copperfield envisioned directed by or Mondo NUCCI. The personal history of David Copperfield features a diverse cast with Dev Patel as David Copperfield, but made his feature film debut in Two Thousand Eight Oscar winning slumdog millionaire. He also starred in both the best exotic marigold hotel movies and was nominated for an Oscar for the twenty sixteen movie lion now in the personal history of David Copperfield Dev Patel plays a young man trying to make his way through Victorian England despite numerous setbacks. He eventually becomes an author with a right turn out to be the hero of my story. Or that station will be held by anybody else. These moments must show. Recently Dead Patel join me via. skype to talk about his role as David Copperfield. I totally missed out on this classic growing up and I was sort of one of those kids that was false fed dickens as a child. In the curriculum and I I mean assist the shame most office I think. But you know for me in particular to be able to step into the shoes I related a lot to David. I think you know to his anxiety to his kind of imposter syndrome about a young man's johnny trying to fit in very much coming of age story and it's only when he can embrace his real truth and his past his own stories I guess that he finds triumph, and in this case, it says a great writer you know. I WANNA play a scene from the film Here your character David Meets Dora played by more fit Carter a young woman whose pet dog JIP starts a conversation with David. Let's listen speaks very well is actually I like to pretend he speaks. Some people think tick. Oh No I do it myself all the time? I I. Poultry. David Copperfield. Being the tree. I'm Dora. Okay. Perhaps, it's not surprising that spoiler alert the two of you fall in love and as we hear you as David have a lot of humor and charm in this film I WanNa ask you a little bit more about the parts of the character that really resonated with you. You said that this character was very much like you thinking about finding your way through life. Yeah I mean he's obviously You can see painfully awkward. And I definitely could key into that I mentioned. But yeah, I guess as a boy growing up in the UK you know from an immigrant family going to school and trying to figure out what part of my identity I should lead you know like. You know there's a kind of very much in Indian. Part of me in a very much a British part of me and you kind of end up role swapping to try and get through turbulent times in school. And that's kind of David he he someone that came from great wealth than lost only tried to get it back again NEC's constantly trying to change the skinny as quite a comedian in that makes him a great novelist. He's this observer that. Uses these his. Ability to impressions to kind of get these easy Lawson get in with the cool guys and not me when I was a kid I was quite the gesture in Mike's loss. Yeah. Yeah. It was kind of a way of just. Not Getting beaten up you know I was never wanted Nicole crew. So I ended up being the coal clown ally would love to see a little videos of death being class. Wow, that sounds so funny. Let's talk a little bit about your career. So you were just eighteen when you start in the Oscar winning film slumdog millionaire what has it been like to build a career after having such huge success at an early age because seventeen when I started that but it was a real blessing and I will I felt so equipped at this some kind of global stage that I was put on you know it was very overwhelming and in a way it made my career and showed even back. Then however many as it was that you know divest stories could resonate on an international scale. Fill most of Zych in another language and that was real movie stars in it and it still gonNA I don't know how many Oscars it did.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Monocle 24: Meet the Writers
"Hello, this Monica reads I'm Georgina Godwin. One hundred and fifty years ago on June, the ninth eighteen seventy Charles Dickens died prematurely at the age of fifty eight. He left behind not only his wonderful works of fiction, but also a wealth of writings about his work, his thoughts his personal history. Well, this has now been painstakingly pieced together to produce. Charles, Dickens, my life, which brings us his story in a compelling first person narrative. My guest is not actually Dickens. Though in these unprecedented times I wouldn't be surprised. We weren't here. Dickens voice the interview, but we do hear his voice in the book echoing down the years to us in this work by a former barrister, who spent the best part of fifteen years researching fifteen thousand sources of information everything from letters to articles, two speeches and uncovered, previously unknown facts about the.
Alphabet: A tale of two quarters.
"Got starbucks today. We have got MasterCard. But we're going to start with alphabet alphabet. The first quarter revenue came in higher than expected to report was pretty good but this seems like what are those times where it was the conference call. That is driving the stock to comments from senator by the CEO and Ruth Porn at the CFO. That that that's seems like what is pushing the stock up eight nine percent today. Chris Means Sudar and Ruth I think are just really taught managers and the way they talk to their to their investors of their employees. They wrote the way they run the business. I think I think we've talked about how important ruth has been to to the just the discipline of of Alphabet. Google over the last few years so she tends to be very conservative and so talked about the real challenges they had in this in this quarter especially late soon. Dr talked about the tale of two quarters to take a take a nod from the Charles Dickens novel the fact that early on and was very positive things were going very well and then really in March with with ad sales dropping by ten percent in March so it was a very tough end to the quarter and the guidance. They were very conservative. I think just talking about what's going to happen in the AD market going forward. We don't know how much of the increase in traffic will monetize. But but clearly investors are excited by of which. I am one excited by what is happening at Google. I mean like you said. The revenues came in a little bit higher. They were thirteen percent up. Fifteen percent on a constant currency. The strong dollars had a big impact so many businesses. Eps was a little bit light but it was really just more talking about what the future is. is having and the impact that that. Cova nineteen is having on their business but also in the world. I mean I was just some some comments from the call for example one hundred million students and educators now using Google classroom. That's double the number from just march to just march an extensive use of Google assistant a massive increase in demand from chromebooks. Dr Said So just there's continuing interest youtube revenues. Were up three three percent in the quarter up now more than four billion so it's just a continued emphasis on the way that Google is managing the business and the value. They are Contributing and I think some excitement now on the analysts. A lot of emails upgrades this morning. Just at the advertising market isn't going to be as bad as somebody had expected
List of copyrighted works entering the public domain in 2020
"As the clock strikes midnight on new year's eve get this thousands of copyrighted works will finally entered the public domain and that includes books movies music all sorts of creative works that were first published in the U. S. in nineteen twenty four and if you're a little hazy on came out that year here's one the first movie adaptation of Peter Pan okay yeah we would have had a clip for that but that one was a silent film but also one of the things coming out this year blues legend of ma Rainey song CC right I'm enters the public domain it means it's no longer protected by copyright and the public can use and consume it without permission and at no cost and without the public domain we wouldn't have so much art that rests on the work of authors like Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare and these mass expirations used to happen every year in nineteen ninety eight though Congress passed the copyright term extension act it extended copyright protections for existing works for twenty years January first twenty nineteen so the first public domain dump since nineteen ninety eight for more on this host and you have a your recently spoke to Jennifer Jenkins a clinical professor of law and director of the center for the study of public domain at Duke University Jennifer thanks for joining me thanks so much for having me on the show tunes in so give us a couple of examples of maybe more of the popular works in the public domain and that some of our listeners might be familiar with well works from before copyright existed such as the works of Shakespeare the works of Mozart the works of Beethoven the works of Charles Dickens all of these are in the public domain and your listeners might be familiar with them because if you think think about the contributions of Shakespeare to our culture because Romeo and Juliet was in the public domain letter bursting was free to write West Side Story the movie's Gnomeo and Juliet and for me unless di did not have to get in touch with his errors and they were not subject to a veto and Shakespeare himself through in the public domain before him Romeo and Juliet you on Arthur Brooks the tragical history of Romeo and Juliet which in turn on all of its Pyramus and Thisbe and so your audience may be able to think of you know scores of works that drew on public domain material when something is not in the public domain what happens then because I understand that the song Happy Birthday was not in the public domain isn't that interesting it is now when something's not in the public domain that means that if you want to use the work you have to locate the copyright holder and you have to get permission from the copyright holder is welcome to say no are they can charge you a fair fee or they can charge you an exorbitant fee now this is a good thing copy rights are very important the public coming in as the yen to the gang of copyright protection so the design of the copyright system is there will be a term of copyright protection when you meet any of us you know enjoy exclusive rights over creative works then after a certain period of time that copyright expires in those works go into the public domain where anyone else is free to use and build upon them so there's some work entering the public domain and twenty twenty what might people be excited about what's coming into our public domain wonderful music so my favorite musical piece going to public domain is George Gershwin's Rhapsody in blue some literary works Thomas Mann's the magic mountain EM Forster's passage to India wonderful children's book a a Milne when we were very young there are also some wonderful silent films works featuring Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd silent film called Dante's inferno which itself to a public domain works Dante's divine comedy of course but also intermixing that with elements from Charles Dickens and the Christmas Carol so they're really great works going to the public domain next year and I know a lot of us are very excited about that so if
On This Day in History: "A Christmas Carol" is Published
"Nineteenth a Christmas. Carol was published by Chapman and hall on a stay in eighteen forty three. It's really likely that you have have heard this story. Ebony scrooge cruel in stingy man is mean to his employees and everyone else around him on Christmas Eve he's visited by the ghost of his former. Mr Partner Jacob Marley followed by the spirits of Christmas past present and future. It was written of course by Charles Dickens and it's become a Christmas this classic and right from the beginning when it was published. It was an instant blockbuster. Dickens got the idea for this in the spring of that year after he we read a report on child Labour at this point child labor was extremely. Common increased urbanization and industrialization in the nineteenth century had had led to children working in factories often. Working incredibly long hours in dangerous and inhumane conditions often with things like rules that seem seem draconian cruel there were assembly lines hauling coal dipping matches. A lot of these working children were even housed above the factory in dormitories so their work was basically their whole lives and for people who were poor and could not find work. There were work houses and they had appalling conditions. Going to a workhouse was actually required by La under the poor law of eighteen. Thirty four if you were poor and had no work and can support yourself. You had to go to the poor house but intentionally the poor houses were so awful. No one wanted to go there. At first. Dickens had plans to write a pamphlet that was going to be called an appeal to the people of England on behalf of the poor man's child and like its name suggests is going to be a pamphlet about the horrors hours of poverty and child labor but soon he decided that a work of fiction might be more effective and he wrote that work of fiction over just a couple of months in the fall all of eighteen forty three. The big moral of the story was that it was up to employers to treat in pay their employees well on on a more practical level than the benevolent goal of encouraging. People to be more generous toward the poor dickens also needed to pay his own bills particularly after spending a lot of money on a tour of the United States the year before so he wrote a story that he thought would sell and it did the first print run of a Christmas. Carol was six thousand copies and it was sold out in a week by the next year. There were fifteen thousand copies in print. Although although Dickens didn't actually earn as much money off of it as he wanted to a lot of this was really of his own making it was at his request that they had. I used very fancy gilded bindings with the book itself full of Etchings and woodcut such were very expensive. He wanted this book to be beautiful and it was but it was also expensive and he even ordered last minute changes to the title page and the end pages because the first ones didn't measure up to what he wanted he had hoped to make a thousand pounds off of this book and instead his first payment was for a hundred and thirty seven pounds even though oh he didn't make nearly as much money as he wanted though he was really really happy with how well this book sold and with how much of an impact it seemed to make and people's humanitarian perspective on the issue of poverty and Child Labor. Today there are so many adaptations of this work and that started pretty much immediately. People were writing plays based on a Christmas Carol right from the very beginning today there are plays and movies and TV shows and musical scrooge. It goes on and on and it's hard to get through a Christmas season without being reminded of it somewhere.
"charles dickens" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Seven Max would resume commercial service in January Boeing right a town in the UK is preparing for their annual festival there is the locals call it blank FESPIC fast yeah only those who pay for every twelve fast set to return it's not a warning to fire island residents it is short for Charles Dickens Christmas festival which celebrates all things Dick which again is short for Charles Dickens bill how did Luke do well six right twelve more points total of fifteen that's how you do it night how many then does Tom need to win six to win all right here we go time this is for the game fill in the blank according to new memoir former UN ambassador blank said that she was pressured by rex to listen and John Kelly to undermine the president Nikki here right on Wednesday the White House hosted Turkish leader blank despite protests from lawmakers air to gun it's pronounced to one but yeah global transsexuals that many businesses were shut down as pro democracy protests continued in blank Hong Kong right after resigning under pressure the president a blank was granted asylum in Mexico of Bolivia right this week Disneyland had to close its Tarzan's treehouse attraction after a rope bridge broke when a dad blanked tried to swing like cars now he jumped on the bridge to show his kids how safe it was this week nations in China were diagnosed with blank the black fevers the play yeah the black plague thanks to a lot of hard work and apologists have perfectly reconstructed the face of the Scottish man who live six hundred years ago they discovered that he was blank he was short round and ball.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Overdue
"And so the latter half of the book is monks who is now a huge important character in the story. He meets up with Mr Bumble from the workhouse who has married. Mrs Corney used to work at the workhouse and they have information on Oliver's. Where's mom they have a lock it that used to belong to her core classically. Johnny tremain staff like there's always a locket or a picture yes for some just like barely legally admissible evidence and they have kept it a secret. Maybe they're going to sell it later and monks. I'll we'll give you money for it now and they say okay and he throws it in the river's okay so now monks confirmed that Oliver is who he thinks he is. The we the reader. You don't know why this is important. and then Mr Brownlow shows back up again turns out he and Oliver going to be friends again and the like the precipitating action for the end of the book is remembered Nancy and Bill Sikes Andrew. Oh Yeah I remember you could forget who could forget now. Bill Sikes is a bad dude and he's the one who got oliver shot and all that kind of stuff nails like the classic like eighties movie bully. Am never a cool dude who ho he's always a guy. Who's GonNa shake you down for your lunch money. Yes and Nancy is probably the most I to me was one of the more complicated characters in the book. She has lived this life of crime which she fell into because of poverty. There's a bunch of passages work. Dickens gives like let's characters talk about the fact that they're doing these bad things because they don't have other options so it it that's where like the social novel aspect aspect kind of creeps in but Nancy will do the bidding of Fagin and Sikes and like capture Oliver but then she's one of the people who actually get in the way and keep keep them from actually beating him to death and so she starts to want to help him she over hears the fact that monks and Fagin know who who Oliver is and that they wanna get him and do sorts of stuff so nancy tries to sneak out form an alliance with Oliver's crew keep in mind. Oliver are knows none of this. There's a whole bunch of adults who are trying to improve Oliver's life and find out who is parents were and stuff and he he doesn't know it. All it's real or seems pretty clueless to be totally and this is a long track to the book where Oliver is like maybe on on every tenth page like he's just is names on the cover. If you know other people are doing stuff and Nancy's Arc arcana culminates in tr- enlisting Oliver's party to help out she gets found out by FAGIN and Bill Sikes Bill Sikes thinks thinks that she ratted him out to people and in like a murderous rage Burger Sir and that's the kind of thing you do in a murderous rage yeah yeah it'd be ashamed of waste of murderous rage on petty theft or something and he does like he did love her in a way so he feels very guilty and he ultimately ends up dying himself in this really like elaborate town mob. WHO's no murder occurs in this book until this moment so up until this point. Everyone's been pickpocket so he really crossed the line bills legs. It is really step and things up and he gets town mobbed up on top of a roof and like falls to his death and then the Oliver Party manages to like fine monks arrest him sort of like citizens arrest. There's a whole big INFO dump on. WHO OLIVER'S FAMILY. Is that honestly like. I don't know if I even WANNA. I tell you because it doesn't to me. Improve the novel little to tell you. It's yeah so we can. We can talk about that a little bit but so dickens begins has like this. This book has a reputation as a social novel. Dickens has this reputation as a writer who brought a lot of attention to the plight of the impoverished especially the urban poor but in this book he also he also muddies the waters a little bit like Oliver is virtuous and he is incorruptible but it turns out to be because he is like innately good because he is a yes. He's a he's a member of the upper class and he just didn't know about it. Yes we've but but all the other characters like the characters who are in Oliver's Oliver Position and sort of share his plight seem like I mean I think Nancy's maybe a little bit of an outlier but otherwise it seems like yeah only the like evil and the stupid and the petty like end up in this level of society any way. It's really rutto like wire. We supposed to care about it. I mean it may well be the Dickens didn't fully intend for this thing to be like a parable about the the plate of the working poor or whatever yeah I've got so I've got a couple of things of that. There's in the like animal house. Montage of the end of this book where you went to loss like Oliver gets adopted we find out who because miss rose also has a secret parentage and her her betrothed Harry actually gives up his political ambitions to become a Parson and Mary her so like there's a little bit of class consciousness going on there air Bates Bates Bailey what is his name Bates Bailey Bates Bailey the artful dodgers a friend Charles Charley Bates. Yes he becomes like a good guy like the stuff when he learns about Sykes committed murder. He's like I'm out of here. I'm going to be a good Ken. I knew we was doing crime. This is too much so artful dodger who cools name the books. He gets arrested like like two thirds of the way through. We never see him again. That kid stinks so not so artful dodging no art no as artful dodging as I was led to believe Pollino and there's another kid early on a friend of Oliver's little little Dick who is just a little sad boy who who does end up passing away he didn't do anything to anybody but he just is because of you know his circumstances so there's some plight of the poor in in that and there's some amount of change for these characters but like there's enough like just evil people just melodramatic attic evil people that I do think complicate the social novel aspect of it. Maybe they're evil because like you said like there. There is nothing else for them. Maybe that is that is the land they've just been pushed into but then by having all overby this incorruptible paragon correct correct. I don't know it just it makes it it makes it feel less straightforward than it could yes and so when I was talking to Dr Van Air Knock about this yes she was she was citing You're going to be able to live with her. I need to like I record a podcast with turn. She was kind of citing this tension of the book because Dickens almost refers to it as a biography griffey does refer to it as a biography of Oliver Multiple Times but like it ends with him still being a kid and getting adopted and then like he doesn't write anything else and so if he's maybe died. I have maybe but it doesn't the end. It is not a story where Oliver grows and changes changes. It is not a coming of he grows up to have like a super cooled workhouse for kids. Who are all the cool. Yes yes some bad people. People get ensure like that's good like the bundles end up. You know running out of money or whatever and they have to work in the workhouse. You look how the mighty fall in Mr Bumble can you have bumble stumbles bounce though as I understand that's one thing I know about bombed. They don't fall down but Oliver Liver as a character doesn't have an arc of change and most of the other characters. Don't not not big ones where you like. Watch them grow and learn and things like that there is I do WanNa shout out this one section from a like the birth of the novel that the storytelling revolution that that I talked about earlier of course chapter the Seventeenth of book the first This is after Oliver has been kidnapped kidnapped and beaten up a bit by Fagan's gang and then we just got this long diatribe from the author directly it is the custom on the stage in all good murderous melodramas to present the tragic and the comic scenes in as regular alternation as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky well cured Bacon and then he goes on to give you a couple of examples of what that means and he says but I've said it in this place because I'm anxious to disclaim once the slightest desire to tantalize my readers by leaving young Oliver Twist in situations of doubt and difficulty and then flying flying off at a tangent to impertinent matters which have nothing to do with him twisting in the wind yes and so he knows like he's upfront with the reader in this serialized story that he needs to balance different tonal sensibilities is that he is aware that by depriving you of access to Oliver's fate. He is like making that more interesting later and so following this Bacon speech we get the scene where Mr Bumble like courts Mrs whatever faces before she's Mrs Bumble and they're just kind of like like goofy and he's like a gross guy and you get a little bit of snippets of plot like you know things that are gonna come up later in the plot but it's mostly just a a comic scene of him courting her and then you get back to the thief stuff later. It's just this interesting like oh you are. You are inventing a style of book that you're gonNA write fifteen fifteen more of later and it was weird to me. I did not know that about this book. That was the thing I didn't know going in in knows lang going so much like groundwork for other stuff well I didn't. I didn't know that Dickens was going to be talking to me. As directly as he was about the nature of novels and storytelling retelling got it okay okay yeah. I can definitely see why Dr Jonquet would WanNa talk about we have so much to say about and the last this'll be my final thing and then and you can ask me any other silly questions if you have any the the I would. You assume that I only have silly questions. That's insulting. No it's I and I didn't I want to questions because that's how you think about me like a like a like a slice of well cured bacon by a clown when whenever these people take Oliver in these people of means Miss Miss Rose Miss you know Mrs Maili Mr Brownlow etc that you've got people who are mean and then people who have been strect and actually you think they really don't want to say enjoy but I guess there's they find virtue value in like here's a Pulawy who needs our help. The system failed him this poor orphan lad who's just so charming and wonderful and they take him in and they comment on like it's a good if I could just save one boy that would be great and like y'all have these giant houses in London it does. I guess it's a little yeah. The ending of that sentence is if I could just save one boy. I would feel better. I wouldn't have to yes that many any reason I wouldn't have to help boys who need like who have lost their way right. That's the back to what we were saying thing before of like the kids who are just kind of bad kids or bad people bill sikes and Fagin or whatever it is. I just WanNa find kids who are innately enabling could who just happened to be in poverty. Yes yes yes yes and have a mysterious identity that will honestly tell all of us later that the all of this work was worth it because he's one of us are exactly yeah so that kind of undercuts the novel but it is very funny any and Dickens's character sketches are usually good when they're not you know steeped in Nineteenth Century Emerson anti-semitism sure ah there's lots of good goofs and pokes at human behavior so like it's a fun read honestly honestly like. I didn't really know how it was going to wrap up until like once. I was like Oh. The only thing left to do is do the mystery part and we're just GONNA find out L. Y. He's related to people and why that matters feel the length of it. They sometimes with a book this long. I feel like the length Ken then smother you a little bit just like or or if you're not paying close enough attention it can kinda become know as that. You realize that you're not are actually getting any meaning out of. Do you know what I mean. I honestly when something is to you know I do. I was honestly surprised that that didn't hit me because I I I wonder if that is to its advantage as a serial story..
"charles dickens" Discussed on The Brain Candy Podcast
"I read oh, I read something that I'm mad about this episode to just be like things, I'm pissed about those favorite episodes. I'm just going to start like flooding or in box things that I think would kind of make you here. Yeah. Okay. So I read that they recently discovered some letters in an archive that revealed that Charles Dickens who had he was with his wife for over twenty years. They intend kids together. Holy crap. And then he started banging some hussy on the side and tried to get his wife put into an asylum. Like so that he could just bang this other Hooker out of here right to this is like when I found out Picasso was dickhead. These guys would never lasted a second me too movement. I almost did a spit take that is so funny. How did you find out about that? Oh from the comedy that Van Gogh you mean, oh van is it been go. Now. It's Cosso is it. Yeah. From a what the hell's her name Hannah get spaghetti? I think that was being go though. Oh, oh, maybe I'm wrong. Well, then you know, what? Sorry Picasso now wave. But now, I wanna know I'm going to go. Visit. Sunflower? Yup. It was it was up. She says talks about both gonna go. So we're both right. How did you find that out? I just googled Hannah Gadsby and Picasso, and she's it I found an article has reframing Picasso Hanno Gatsby and separating the man from the art. It was probably it's probably because then I who did the sunflowers though, Van Gogh. Okay. So that's why it was okay. I got kicked out of the Prince Edward museum for taking a picture of that. No. You did not. You're not gonna take picture. Yep. Couldn't take..
Charles Dickens, One Hundred Sixty Year And Eighteen Year discussed on Laura Ingraham
"Let's see Charles Dickens apparently had a devious bid to send his wife to a mental asylum after he fell for an eighteen year old is exposing one hundred sixty year old letter from his ex POWs friend, they had some correspondence wherein, the friend felt very very bad for dickens's
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"Filmmaker. I think the last thing is. What is it? The article experience is what is the definition of it? Now is it five hundred people in the theater is it a hundred is it fifty is a two people on a Friday night in front of a flat screen to me. It is that's the theatrical experience to me if it's one person. I mean, I think that the experience is the definition of it has changed. It's going to have to that's the world we live. Yeah. And your movie to you you have movie stars. And it has the feeling of kind of like an event movie in some ways from the eighties of the ninety s very sort of mid budget. Hi, Jan rutta, and that we were talking about others movies have disappeared from the Cineplex. And Netflix says obviously making strides to bring a lot of those kinds of movies back. Is there any part of you that will miss the kind of like boxoffice quality around some of this stuff or just sort of the pomp and circumstance that comes with the theatrical. It's to me it's always enjoyable to watch a film in theater or other people are laughing and join in crying, but we live in a world where where the traditional studios have centered much of their energy on Brandon, entertainment and. I'm not judging. That's what they're doing. That's their business model. And I think as you just sorta pointed out they've left behind an enormous narrative entertainment world that many people want and Netflix, God bless them have stepped in. And with great care and love has are fostering Roma. It's my favorite film of the year. Yeah. I I'm going to vote for the award people may not agree. But I feel it is. And I would like to think that when they win the Academy Award. This argument of whether net flicks makes films or not will be put the bed. It's that arguments over they make films they make films that are worthy of any award. That people are giving you this. I'm you know, if Roma wins and other films win, I think in the year two is this not even argument discussion is going to be ancient history, which it should be at this point. There's other aspect of this too. So interesting to me, I feel like there's a new part of the equation with a Netflix movie where I don't know how much of the bird box kind of phenomenon valid, but is it is it relevant to you. If you're movie kind of becomes like a mean or something on the internet that is significant because I feel like one. Felt buzzsaw has a lot of things that people could pull out and could become very memorable moments. But to is that like a new barometer for success in a way, if people have creep are creating content around the story that you've told I certainly I'm aware of the marketing of a film in these days memes. And and things taken from films are part of the marketing, so it's relevant on that way. I would like to see that for Netflix sick. They they entrusted me with some of money. And and and I respect that. And I hope it does. Well for them. I'm not really that interested in it. I hope people like it. I at this point, I'm sort of making movies as much for myself as for other people, and I've sort of turned a corner a little bit for better or worse. Hopefully, I don't stray too far that sounds like a really peaceful place to be in while you know, where it came from. I dive discussed this few times before but I worked on superman lives, which was the debacle of all time. So so epic that they made a documentary about it. I've seen it as fascinating. Right. So I I worked for a year and a half on Soumailla's. And as we getting down the wire they pull the plug two weeks before. A lot of money. But I went into the office. They pull the plug and it was living. My worst nightmare for a year. Like, this was gonna happen. I got my car job down Zanu Monica. I'm sitting on the beach, and I'm just processing everything that just happened over the last year. And I'm and I suddenly realized watching the ways that I could have written the words on the sand and the waves could have just washed away. That's how relevant was. And that was a shocking concept. And then I don't know a half hour later. I'm still singing I thought it doesn't matter. I got something that is process. I this was something I did as much for myself. This was not an invalid thing that just happened. And when I finally stood up its onset, I resolved. I was in at this point doing this as much for myself as for other people in these notions are in velvet buzzsaw the end of valid buzzsaw ends with Jewish John Malkovich. Which is literally what I experienced the idea that there is an outsider artist who's who's who's creating art as a cathartic experience for childhood trauma. Art can be as much for the artist as it can be for the audience. And I think in this film, I was really interested in the relationship between commerce and art in today's world. And the relationship is a very rocky won the quality of a work can't be judged by the number of clicks, reviews or dollar paid. I'm not saying that success diminishes the work. But it didn't no way defines it some. I'm sort of speaking to two different groups are speaking of people monetize art, saying art is more than a commodity assign ever forget that. Because I think sometimes we do. And I'm also speaking artists if you can become a brand you can beat yourself become a brand. God bless you. If that's what you want. That's fine. I don't judge that at all. But I think they're I I look at creativity as sort of a knife edge, and you can blunt it if you're not careful with repetition, and these are themes that are in the film. So I'm sort of I'm throwing ideas at their amidst the satire that you've experienced. Yeah. It's so interesting. I wonder if you have heard from anyone in the art world since you've started showing the film to people and what their reaction to it is. I haven't heard yet. I feel very secure in our research and all the almonds, and I'll tell you last week. I finally watched the price of everything on HBO. I was gonna ask you if you've seen it. I saw it a week ago and everything that these titans in the industry talk about are things that are in our film. I find that. I really asked down in my notes here. I it's so. Eerie how so much of what you are hitting on, you know, essentially, mocking there are people doing in real time in this documentary. It's fascinating. And Jake's character one point says when Toni Collette is asking about money, and where where it's all going in Texas on the money question. It's on everybody's talking about it. And in my research. Everybody is talking about what they're time at the present anything. Everybody knows that something's wrong is somehow it's not like they don't know what I don't think it can be stopped when he can't be stopped the more money the more fuel. It's like trying to stop a bonfire. It's not gonna stop. But people are trying to figure out where it's going. What is it? What does it mean? Does it diminish? Does it do this? It's a very interesting time for contemporary, art, anything. Yeah. I mean, do you see some of the same struggles for yourself as a filmmaker do feel any kind of crunch, even though you're in this peaceful moment, the only the crunch. I feel is is is that I'm an industry, which is which is in a transition phase because of the traditional studios going one way, and Netflix and other people coming in Philly that that's interesting to me it the idea as as as somebody who creates. It's that like I said I'm trying to create more for myself now than for other people. I'm trying to turn my back a little bit on all the noise, and China, I feel that if you create if look night took me a long time, but a night Carl I feel like I've found my voice, whatever my voice is a night crawler. I believe it's enrollment. I believe it's an so I'm just trying to follow my voice, I'm trying to create things that that that are relevant to me. And that brings its own piece it at this point, tell me a little bit about Roman because I don't think that there is enough conversation about it. I think it was a little bit overlooked, even though Denzel was acknowledged. And he's really interesting movie. Really well made what's your sort of? How do you look back on it? Now a few years removed from it on tremendously proud of it for myself and for all the people who worked on particularly for Denzel. I mean, I mean, I discuss this when it was out, but really Roman to me is is the story of the burden of of belief. It's it's it's he's a character. Who's carried a a sort of symbolic cross for so long, and he can't hold it up anymore, and he's going to drop it into me. That is the most of all things we are all going to not meet our standards at some point. And the ultimate message Roman is about redemption. It's it's not about failure. It's about finding a way out of out of something when you can turn when you turn your back on everything you believe in and you suddenly say, oh my God. How could this have happened? Where can you go and forgiving yourself and forgiving circumstances? That is an elevating experience that I was interested in. It's I'm very proud of the film when you're writing does the theme comforters. Does the the idea this setup confide? He always comes. First father is a writer told us from a very early age never bore you cannot bore. So I honestly think the first and foremost job of any artist on some level is to engage you can put slash entertain. But you have to engage people, and I'm looking for vehicles at engaging audience, and that become sort of Christmas trees that I can hang ideas on let me ask you a it struck me as I was watching this movie, you have a real knack for name. Tmz you your character names are very creative in this film in particular, they're sort of really elevated, but we're does stuff like that. Come from. Do you spend a lot of time trying to grab something that will really while people or puts, you know, kind of knocked him off their feet. The idea comes from. I I am an enormous Charles Dickens fan and one of the things I loved about dickens was he saw he saw a name as a vehicle to tell you something about the character. So I could spend a day on a character's name, and I have spent eight is been days on a character's name. I have lists of names. I have files of names, I'm put names one name. And I'm always experimenting looking more Vanderbilt. John Don, Don, reduce your Hayes. I just these these are names that I like, I just love names yen. I find the characters are saying those names frequently in the film, you know, it's so much fun. Not to have to ring out in some way. I find that you miss. That's great Dan couple more questions one. I'm curious. What's the last movie you've seen that you're jealous of I am jealous? Of roma. Yeah. What what was it about that? He is reminded Koran reminded us that there's nothing more dramatic than human small events framed in the right way that threw me there are scenes in Roma that rival any spectacle being made on any budget level. It just I was grossed in that film as it went as anything that I've ever seen. And and these are these are these are deep undercurrents that are not evident. They seem like they shouldn't be so important. But, but when you frame them the way he's framed them, so masterfully they become so powerful. And I just think it's it's it's a reminder of of the of of the potential for drama among people away from spectacle. And I'm only jealous in the sense that I'm not jealous. I I I'm at Meyer that he picked up the mantle and said look people life. This is this is this is really dynamite stuff if you can look at it the right way. Don't forget about it. Do you have a checklist of the kinds of films that you want to be able to make future in your career? None. Do you figure out where to go it all just an idea it just suddenly ideas on these seems really relevant? I have ideas for really dumb broad comedies that that. I once in a while I threatened to do I haven't I should write an action film. I wanna do I have I it's just an idea comes to you. I like I remember watching Slumdog millionaire, and I thought man that writer 'cause I based on a book, I must have been so excited the day. They came up with the idea of the game show quiz that became a vehicle to tell a story in flashback. That's like if I come up with that idea. I just wouldn't. That's just too cool. An idea ideas are have the shapes to them, and and you and if you look at them relevant to us on the you can see them other people can't see them. But but ideas, suddenly just leap out and go look at me, they sort of have structured to them, and and you become on my God. That's just like cool little thing. I could it's like a toy you can play with. So what are you doing next? I'm writing in original spec. Another one set in Los Angeles. At night. God help me at night s another night move in LA thought you would have learned by now. I will you. It's funny shooting at night in LA's fantastic after ten o'clock. There's no traffic. I noticed there were a couple of very good LA moments in in the new film as well. Yeah, we we shot, but I love shooting Elliott night. It's empty it's deserted. It's got this cool energy to it. It's cooler, literally, cooler, it's really interesting wild energy. Let's get dinner. I end every show by asking filmmakers. What's the last? Great thing they've seen. So maybe not that you're jealous of. But just a great thing that you saw I am an enormous fan of Ben Stiller as as gave him down tomorrow. Yeah. Guy was blown away. I I heard that he took two years on it. Then if you're listening, it was a really well spent two years, it's an incredible piece Patricia and Paul and Benito these performances are one of the writing was great to six six or seven parts on the did you see it? I did on the fifth or sixth episode when that thing happens, and you all my God, this was because it structurally, so brilliant to put that they're not in the front where it would have so differently affect. The peace, and I would have been so proud to do that piece. I thought it was remarkable. That's a great answer. I had so much fun watching Belva bus ident-. Thank you. Thank you. I appreciate. Thanks so much, Dan Gilroy. And thank you to you. For listening to this week's episode of the big picture, please tune in next week when we will have a brand new Oscar show that we've dubbed the wife of palooza, Amanda Dobbins, and I finally saw the wife, and we are ready to talk about it. And we have so much to say what we'll see you next Tuesday.
Samsung, Verizon are jumping into 5G together with next smartphone (The 3:59, Ep. 497)
"Welcome to the you tonight. I'm Roger Chan I'm Joanie Sossamon five G is right around the corner. The Qualcomm may give us the first look at what will really be like the is holding its Snapdragon tech summit in Maui of all places tomorrow. We're expecting to see live five demonstrations and devices that will actually be capable of running on them ahead of that variety. And Samsung announced today, they are they're planning to launch a five smartphone in first half of next year. So what do we actually know all these things nothing as as the become a common thing with these five G device ounce, mints, they basically say we're going to have a five G thing. We can't tell you what it's called how much 'cause race back. Czar Bill be it will be available in the first half of next year. So the kind of interesting thing about it is that no really no really five G is coming. Yes, exactly. They like we've been talking about this as a thing that might be happening. For three three years four years. This point that it's actually going to happen in the next few months is I guess exciting enough exciting for people like Roger extremely exciting for people. I Roger because not writing about this for a long time. I'm really eager to see this in the field. It bitch saying our own shar tip can and Jessica dole court will be out at these. Dragon Tech's summit, they'll be checking out this stuff. So we'll get for suppressions from them this week. All right. So let's VR Joan you went to Los Angeles to check out this crazy experience based on a Charles Dickens, Christmas, Carol, right? What what was that? Like, it was really cool. So it's a new wave in virtually trying to get people to make virtuality that people actually want to go see where you combine a headset with site specific performance that includes a live actor that moves around you emotion capture suit. So you don't see the light actor you see them in the headset as avatars different characters. But they can talk to you with their own voice. They can touch you. You can touch them you actually interact with a real human. And so yeah, this one was based on a Christmas. Carol is definitely a lot scarier than like Mickey Christmas. Carol the DVD, and I were talking about earlier, it takes a very like true to the dickens, creepy fashion. And I got to go behind the scenes and check out the motion capture technology, which was fun watching this video. It's basically it's a one on one experience you an actor. And that's it right? Yeah. That's about twenty minutes. There's an actor that you see that's in Victorian costume, as you kind of like put on the she's the one that helps you put on the headset in a way that gets you sort of like in the mindset of you're going to be going, and they do a lot of really like the technology is really cool. But I also do a lot of simple things like they have have walls that appear. So where you there was a while before in your headset. There can disappear physically to an addition to being in your headset. And this is deathly sort of a next level. Or step up from those basic VR experiences. We've all tried and progress, and the funny thing is even as advanced as this is compared to what's come before. It's still at like that they're hacking it together stage, the technologies combining all these different elements. -nology still is at a point where there's a lot farther. It can go as technology gets better. I wo- was alike wearing those motion capture suits fun. Like, it's it's really comfortable wearing a body suit. So it's you know, it's like doesn't cramp or anything like that. But it's it's you look funny like you have gone little balls balls all over you. And it was and it's just really they say every time so motion capture the first thing they do is wave wave Cartwheel's because I can actually still do cartwheels like you're not like plugged in or tied. And it's also that the room is surrounded by cameras day. Have the the balls are the little markers and pick up the markers visually. Oh nice. Did you see yourself in VR afterward? Yeah. Well, they weren't. They didn't have. Chance to do a full there to laments of the motion capture those the body motion capture and then the facial stuff facial stuff takes a long time. Build a profile for yourself. So I just did the body. So I got to see a little avatar myself looks like a little like doll like a little coach doing cartwheels. Nice for full coverage Chickasaw seen it and Roger Chan Joni salsa. Thanks for listening.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"First one sure let's add he'd builds contraptions thanks that's benjamin franklin yeah was in that good one like fucking he was in their syndicate had i think charles darwin and charles dickens if a mistaken definitely at least dick yeah anyway whatever you know that game looks like it'll be totally okay that stuff doesn't like the like i said the setting yeah man if they take another year off of that one instead come out with like a really wellconsidered wash sequel in some interesting direction they're probably still working on a wash walk sequel story about i'm sure they are like just in terms of things to get excited about sure lock dogs bg in a weird one because they showed way more of that behind closed doors which i managed to sneak into than they did like those so hard to see at that briefing littlest you're in the audience that like that kind of seems like they're big game but they're not ready to quite show it yet you don't play as any of those yeah it's just a created character vinnie vinnie obviously gave a pretty thorough rundown on our bloodstream already but that sounds interesting but yeah whether showing it so early at this point is that a twenty twenty really doesn't look like at twenty nineteen game at this point very tech demo ish vibe to it of like look how fast we can go from city to planet to orbit to galaxy fezzet ranked fourth which kinda surprised it's it's not points wise it's not far behind newbies off but i mean the thing is yes they had a bunch of announcements but it was just like yeah we know we know you're gonna make another elder scrolls you're not really well that was kind of silence people too because there yeah there there are a lot of people who who don't because they haven't announced their like are you ever gonna make another one they're talking about to next gen they announced three games for the same studio and i think that's toll areas yeah like here's the game they're putting out this year here's the one they're gonna make at some point in the future and here's the one after that they started on we didn't even get clarification on the wolfenstein stuff right definitely coming out next year yeah yeah yeah i think that there are a couple of different ways you can go when it comes to like how you announce your games and i think the trend over the last couple years have been to show stuff late especially with a lot four getting announced win it got announced to win it shipped but any seventy six certain extent is kinda right there and i i like the idea of short pr cycle of hey we announce this game and it's coming out very soon like i get it you know you don't have to spend a ton of time explaining it and talking about it you know it doesn't have to be months and months of drip fed reveals and all this bullshit but i also think the other end of let's stop being so secretive about what video games we're working on is is a is a better way to go you know you look at like the movie industry and how like how in the street all that news is how many marvel movies are yeah no that are coming out that shit all this other stuff obviously games move around and all that stuff in a way that movies usually don't usually don't yeah but like in terms of just like hey this is in pre production and this is in production and we we know stuff about movies ahead of.
Tom Wolfe, pioneering 'New Journalist,' dead at 88
"Secretary lane child told an infrastructure we gathering of business industry and labor leaders as well as state and local highway and transit officials that while some advocate raising the federal gasoline tax and some favor attacks on vehicle miles traveled still others want no tax increase for transportation needs at all which is why this ministration hopes that we will work with congress on a bipartisan basis to cross difficult divide as to how to fund and finance our infrastructure the president's own plan which would shift and even greater share of the funding burden on the state and local governments is stalled so the white house says it is unlikely that any infrastructure funding plan will pass this year david schaper npr news wall street lower by the closing bell the dow down one hundred ninety three points then that twenty four thousand seven hundred three the nasdaq was down fifty nine points to end at seventy three fifty one the s and p five hundred down eighteen points ending at twenty seven eleven you're listening to npr news from washington tributes are pouring in for journalist and author tom wolfe who died yesterday at the age of eighty eight npr's petro mayor reports wolf author of bonfire of the vanities and the right stuff helped reinvigorate american fiction tom wolfe once famously began an essay with the word hernia repeated fifty seven times more or less and in the early sixties that was a revelation a bracing smack in the face of literary america will stream of consciousness wordplay helped create the genre known as new journalism and he brought the same livewire style to his novels let's get out from behind our deft and go into the streets and report on what's happening that's what a novel should be made from that's ron charles editor of the washington post book world he loved wolves nineteen ninety eight novel a man in full i did feel like i was reading kind of modern charles dickens american literature says ron charles had gotten sleepy feet an introspective and then tom wolfe came along petra mayor npr.
"charles dickens" Discussed on The Allusionist
"Fifties and sixties so there are horrible cholera outbreaks the people don't understand what spreads cholera there is as scurvy their raise dysentry varies a typhoid just terrible deprivation they're dead on people and able to feed themselves unable to have healthy diets there is chalk in the bread you know it's this is a period of history where you can die of aena infection or you can die of a a scratch on your wrist anything can get infected so it's really not a very nice time to be living if you don't have a lot of money and if you do have money you might still die young as happened to several of dickins his closest relatives okay let's do you see if we in pecan we're we're getting close to the house of charles dickens where he's rating you can see in the window hell raid good good now whose is he craving could be one of his twenty novels in the velez dozens of short stories schools and plays but given the environment that is quite a high possibility that he's rotting something about christmas the christmas carol wasn't his first christmas story but it was such a hit that like mariah carey releasing all i won't for christmas is you each year off with said was pressure for dickens to keep supplying festive material his other christmas stories the chimes the cricket on the half the battle of life the haunted man and the ghosts bargain he also writes in household worlds which is his sort of magazine he'd be working on stories for the christmas edition of the magazine from july of each year as the christmas tree a christmas dinner there's a very sad essay written in eighteen fifty one the year in which four of his family members die code what christmas is as we grow older which is a kind.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Something You Should Know
"And then the people who brought it back in what they brought back is something very much like a christmas today is charles dickens with his story christmas carol and queen victoria in prince albert and they're having a christmas tree and the family gathered around it a lot of what we do now comes out of the 1800s and we it continues today where we've added is more and more presence all along the way right so in the in the story a christmas carol about scrooge and uh jacob marley and all those people was he creating a christmas or was he reflecting what was really going on yeah excellent question because when i you know when i've ever seen it or read it i thought the dickens was telling us kind of what christmas was like at that time and that's not the case christmas had been discouraged and dickins wanted to revive it so you'd have to say he uh revives christmas or helps reinvent christmas for instance scrooge who is such a uh negative figure until his hardest changed he represents a lot of the people of the time who yes everybody worked on christmas day and you weren't supposed to do these other things charles dickens wanted to bring it back in so he's an advocate with this story very successful at the could isn't that interesting 'cause when i watched the movie and i love the movie the one with alistair sim in it as screwed so uh s when you when you see them you know decorating the tree and and you know having their dinner and all that i just assume that that was what life was like that not that he was he was trying to create and encourage that life that that he was reflecting it and run your saying not not necessarily saw messer and and if scholars call this an in invented tradition because as soon as it takes off we think it's always been that way and in fact.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Sparkle Stories Podcast
"Mm the the little girls christmas by winifred eat lincoln this is a story that was originally published in 1913 as a part of a collection of children's stories called the children's book of christmas stories which includes stories by charles dickens and hans christian andersen now winifred e lincoln may not be as well known as those two storytellers and truthfully i had a hard time finding any other stories that she wrote but i am confident that you will love this one so here is little girls christmas it was christmas eve and little girl had hung up her stocking by the fireplace right where it would be all ready for santa when he slipped down the chimney she knew he was coming because while because it was christmas eve and because he always had come to leave gifts for her on all the other christmas missy used that she could remember and because she had seen his pictures everywhere downtown that afternoon when she was out with mother still she wasn't just satisfied way down in her heart she was a little uncertain you see when you have never really and truly seen a person with your very own eyes it's heart to feel as if you were exactly believe in him even though that person always has left beautiful gifts for you every time he has come out he'll come said little girl i just know he will be here before morning but somehow i wish.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Let's see what what are we talking about his his creative process how did charles dickens work well again this is something i really love about him he was a magpie he collected names he collected bits and pieces of uh hugh i think if you sat down to lunch with them it would might be slightly uncomfortable because he probably be memorizing every little part of you he collected a details of places that he visited you know he just had that kind of incredible ability to remember and to record everything under the book was always coming out yeah i was always thinking of it in his he said to somebody when i'm not writing the book i feel the characters pulling on my sleeves saying we should get back to work so his process was very very much sort of a collage of things which is what we're trying to show in the film bit little bits and pieces would hit him and then they would somehow end up in the book in ways that were they become something else in the book green describe how real his characters were to him well he apparently his daughter describes watching him one day at work when she was a little girl and he would literally get up and walk around the room and talk to his characters and talkback invoices and become them or then be having a dialogue with them so he had the kind of imagination which is almost a kind of craziness where you can really see the characters there that real to him amalia cents sitting in for tom power you're listening to queue if you're just tuning in i'm speaking with writer and actor susan coin butter new film the man who invented christmas so in the film as charles dickens creates characters they materialize on screen and interact with him as he writes as you were saying uh almost like a greek chorus pushing back on his ideas and fully ideas out of him what does that dynamic between creator and creation at of the story i think what it seems to me to be.
"charles dickens" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"That a for a story he had this one story left in him and it had to do it was a very personal story in the sense that had had to do with some of his childhood memories and what's interesting about the book is it's the first time he really drew on his own childhood in a very direct way if you know about at the his biography there are very personal details in the book and in the book he he of course went to a pitch it to his publishers and almost like a modern hollywood way he said i have this idea for christmas book and they said well if you know it sounds interesting does it have to be christmas i mean there's not really a market for christmas but will you know so it was that kind of time uh either in and then personally also unsure the um he he was in in debt right after these flops and and you had mentioned the uh his father and his bankruptcy i'm sure there was you know a personal issue there too he was made he becoming his father worst nightmares by what exactly what he was haunted by the spectre of his father his father was this wonderful kind charismatic could have been an actor could quote shakespeare at the drop of a hot but he was criminally terrible with money i mean he could not keep money in his pocket to save his life any was through his own recklessness that they got into this trouble but yes he was haunted by the spectre of turning into his father did you take away anything from your your your time dissecting this point two in charles dickens life well i became a great admirer of his and i i love his energy i love is very much on display in the he'll eighty di basically ah no he he couldn't sit still he walked through the streets of london for hours and hours that's where he worked out his plots his characters he would.
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"charles dickens" Discussed on Can I Pet Your Dog?
"Could you can find me on Twitter at how Lublin L Euboea lion? You can also every minute of the day there all the time. I will respond right away. Don't be thinking you can just leave. And it's going to sit. I'm gonna jump on it. Love it. And I'm on Twitter at Mark gags. Good. Did you want an periodically from time quarterly? I I let the bend the hose the water build up and then every once in a while like unbend the hose, and I'll drop like fifty tweets. And I can be found at home hermit. Yeah. Zona mark. I think this is gonna come out where you still have one more week left. If your plate anybody who's in Phoenix. Let him know Phoenix. Please come to the Herberger theater and see discord a the gospel. According to Thomas, Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and count Tolstoy. It is a three man play. I play count. No. I don't I play. Dicken's my brains fried. I play Charles Dickens Kallio Tolstoy's played by Armin shimmer Mun. Larry cedar plays Thomas Jefferson and the play is written by Scott Carter executive producer of real time. With Bill Maher they losing so cool. So cool when we miss you. But we're real excited. You're part of that. Okay, guys. But I've seen you for like two hours today. Arguably too much some might say. We'd like to thank Christian doing is for being our guest producer here at max fun. We'd also like to thank as usual mex- fun for having us. Of course, you can always check out the other great podcasts. There's we got this. There's one bad mother. There's still buffering there is international waters, a whole host of wonderful podcast on here. And if you guys aren't already please follow us on social media, not because we need followers because we wanna see pictures of your dogs on Twitter. We're at D podcast same on Instagram Facebook page for you guys just toss in Cana pitcher dog into the search bar reclosed group, but we'll agit and then Facebook will just stained pages and pages of dogs in one more favor. If you guys have and gone itunes, yet if you could rate review, and subscribe, we would certainly appreciate it. And if you're already done are being so kind to us, thank you so much. Thank you too. Aaron Hagan for theme song and pays well four logo. Does it for this week? And I bet your dog can I thought your dog? Maximum fund dot org, comedy and culture, artists owned listener supported.