35 Burst results for "Christopher Nolan"
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"I don't even want them made right like even if i should like i don't even i don't even like the fact that they're they're they're like messing with people's brains like lowering our our tastes and sensibilities there. Maybe even harmful for us like who knows. There's a lot of stuff that i'm like man. I wish that wasn't even there but films like tenant like i feel like i still want it there. I still want it in the cattle. If if you're asking me do. I want giant budget. You know we're clever original risk drifts. Yes i want off those all day every day. But if you're asking me. If i want tenet through i hated it i i agree austin that i do. I would much rather live in a an environment where the film industry is constantly putting money into big original ideas like this more. So than your adaptations or comic books. Reboots whatever I think there's a place for for everything i think it's just. I wish that more money was allocated to original ideas. I i agree with you. But maybe to what ryan was saying if all of them end up like this enormous boondoggle. I think i would understand point studios. Stop investing okay. Let's do. this is a really weird weird. Like original scifi movies have have jupiter ascending huge flop with the wikowsky. I was trying to think there's been a few other big ones where the the Close another oklahoma. Alice was seized with even though it was an adaptation. But i'm thinking of the thousand the the the thousand clouds moving. Never of valerian. And the larry in yes. Yeah anyway people someone needs to make a fucking awesome one of these or else people are gonna stop blank. Checks their three hundred million dollars. I i mean. I think there are only a handful of filmmakers that get a blank check to begin with christopher nolan and tarintino and i don't think tarantino dreams this big unless he makes his ridiculous star trek movie or whatever. He's been pitching. But i do think that they're easy colonel in this that i would just you know far. Be it for me to be like. He didn't make the movie that i wanted him to make like he doesn't need my fucking advice. Christopher nolan's doing but there was a great moment in this movie where you'll have the turnstiles keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger. They start as just like a one person thing. Then it's a whole room and then it's like they described it in the in. The documentary is like a slot machine. Where the the all. The soldiers are stepping in the thing starts rotating the other way rather than spinning around the the spins vertically That moment i remember thinking like this should be. The first shot of the movie is just this. This guy who has made his pledge to king and country if he's a james bond stand in or whatever being funneled into the unknown with a bunch of other soldiers all in their camera..
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"But when you make a two and a half hour long movie and you are sprinkling in things that it seems like. We're supposed to know about this character that he's important and then at the end we do find is important but then you don't then you kind of make an emotionless person to me. That's a weird choice where And unnecessary we if you had. I don't know. Why inception. I i remember reading interviews with them. Where he was saying like you need to capri. Oh because this movie was so technical. I needed somebody with like a face and a personality that people trusted as like a guy that has like you'll be on this journey with them. And i think that this movie needed something like that. You needed somebody with a personality that you could spend two and a half hours going on the journey with and then at the end when it turns out that he's a big deal you care. Yeah i think this is a pretty movie to ask. John david washington to carry at this point in his career. But i still. I still think it's a really interesting in end Defensible casting decision. But i agree with you ryan that it does help to have someone at the center of the movie. That already has the audience in their corner. Even if it's just from their previous film was four. Don't you think in this film. I mean that was his role but he's also kind of like the the roguish supporting character. Who comes near the end of the first act at lake. He's he's not at the center of the movie. Whereas john david washington from the be i mean. He is the protagonist. You know. okay well let me ask you this then. So we've been dunkin on this film a little bit. So raymond mingy said that this is one of the more impressive technical feats you've ever seen you watch the behind the scenes stuff. Can we start into something. The fact that they blew up a dam frigging boeing. What was it seven six seven. Is that what it was. I think it was sown four seven. I mean insane. They talked about that. They showed them in the documentary. They showed them looking at seven. Three seven and christopher nolan said that he looked across the the scrap yard where they bought the plane from and he saw seven four seven and he pointed it goes. Why does that one so much. Bigger than yeah. This is the one we need. It must be nice. If you're an aspiring filmmaker out there. It must be nice to hear those stories. Where like this guy. Basically just gets a blank. Check from warner brothers or whatever it is was it warner is that what is i mean. After what he said about the. Hbo max deal. This might be his last movie. With warner brothers. I mean he'll he'll be fine. I'm sure he'll land on his feet but they've they've been sharing words in the of late. I was just going to say that. The airplane i thought was huge. Waste of a blank cheque. Because you kind of see it in the trailer and stuff for one and then it's not that cool of an explosion in my mind for blowing up a whole point. I thought it crashed out of the sky. When i heard that they blew up a plane. I was like what i was thinking. Remember and remember the dark knight rises when they dropped that. Fuck in capsule when bain at the very beginning is like hijacking. I thought it was going to be like a whole on. I mean sequencers in that sequence is insane. I thought it was gonna be something like that. But a seven four seven crashing out of the sky into the middle of the mohave or something bumps into a building. Adam that sequence that's happening alongside the plane crash..
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"I like his movies more than most people. I did not love dunkirk as much as a lot of people did. I and i think that at the end of the day he needs a better writer is my conclusion. He needs his brother or david. S to write a batman movie forum. He doesn't he can't write his own. Movies were shit. As far as i as far as i can tell he needs a better writer. Okay raymond what do you think you know. I'm not a big nolan fan. In from the first teaser. For this picture. It seemed like the most morbidly. Christopher nolan movie ever made so it wasn't at the top of my list. I figured we would cover it eventually. So i just sort of waited around for that and here we are once his movie with ryan on this one. I wouldn't say that i hated it. I actually think there's a lot in this film. That is commendable. I think that Christopher nolan is a marvellous technician. But i would agree with ryan i think that he he kinda shoots himself in the foot with the script a lot of the time and and that's not to say that there is no plot holes and all that kind of stuff i think that he he really cares a lot about the time travel mechanics in this in getting all that stuff you know. He he consults with the guy's name is kip thorne. He consulted on interstellar as well. I think he's like a a nobel laureate or physical era a theoretical physicist. So he he puts in the legwork for all that stuff but when it comes down to the the basic human emotion the basic state. That's that's kind of thing that always trips. Christopher nolan up and like like. I said i think this. This film has some commendable aspects to it. I think it may be sincerely one of the most technically ambitious films ever produced. But i just wish that was all in service of something with a little bit more heart or a little bit more humanity that that was a good way to put it. It's it's it holds up to itself. It's it makes sense in it of itself but at the same time is.
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"Was the meeting backwards. Okay that's very good. That's figure yes very very very good. Apparently we have the element plutonium to forty one and the turnstiles In the wisecracks studios so anyway. I'm austin and i am here joined by the show meaning crew as always. We have raymond. Hey what's up. Everybody and we have ryan or neier. What what l. film fans aaron. Tamari yar joining us today. And if you couldn't tell by this really butchered intro we are going to be talking about the new christopher nolan film or i guess it's new ish came out last year but i guess it's new for a lot of people tenet so as we do on wisecracked. We tend to cover pretty much everything that nolan has done. We've done a whole trilogy of videos on pretty much all of his films. I don't remember if we've done one on dunkirk yet but we did want all the way up to Inception and then we've also tackled all of his films on podcasts. And we've talked about him a lot as you guys remember. Jared like loved christopher nolan so we always were delving into the depths of this man and his brothers minds so We're gonna do that once again as i said directed by christopher nolan. It stars john. David washington elizabeth debakey. I don't know how you pronounce that last name. Mississippi robert pattinson and michael caine. Who's in every single thing. Now that christopher nolan ever does kenneth branagh look term. Yes yes yes so yeah. Let's go around and let's talk about first impressions. Before we try to do some kind of recap that makes any kind of conceivable sense. And then we'll start building into this film. So let's start with ryan ryan. What were your first impressions. I don't know how many times you've seen this. But what did you think about ten. I've seen it twice. And i am not going to serve out this. I pretty much hated this. This is by far my least favorite of his movies. I think he swing big sometimes in you miss big with sometimes and to me. This is a huge miss. And he. When i first thought my first when i first saw it was chris. Nolan has lost his fucking mind. What has happened to him. You know. Because i i like had a visceral hatred for the movie cinematic meaning i. There's big ideas that i thought were cool. That would be cool in a better movie. I guess if that makes sense but the way it was presented the x. crazy exposition by the end of it. I did not give a shit about what was going on at all like like as cool as an intricate as the plot was and how is on him right you know and a lot of his movies. I think he tries to later. So much stuff going on and somebody ideas and also have been cutting back and forth to different scenes and sequences a lot which is effective. I thought inception was cool. Even though a lot of people complain about the expedition and that one. But i think that that's like a way better like introduction to a crazy world that we that we're not they used to but also everything that we're learning is moving the plot along a little bit. You're no. I reject the way that he presented this movie. I don't like too long way too long way. Too loud in a loud bubis who was too loud loves loud movies folks. Yeah and yeah. You couldn't a lot of dialogue even sometimes which. Yeah why not you know he has. He can make some movie better than this anyway. Yeah i hated it. Do you normally enjoy nolan films. Like are you a fan. Yeah i'm a big fan okay. i'm big fan. I like a lot..
How The Pandemic Is Affecting Movie Theater And Streaming
"The globalist on monocle. Twenty four. I'm carlotta rubella still with me. Articles fernando pacheco and a phone critic. Karen krizanovic karen. This year has ended with his big deal between water. Brothers and hbo. Max what do you think about where the industry is headed in two thousand and twenty one. I know a lot of people are not happy with the deal but in a way it kind of pilots that we will never return to twenty nineteen and how things used to be as kind of we need to adopt moving forward well. The film industry is graded at. It's been adapting for one hundred ten hundred twenty five years so this isn't new but this was a great shock because everybody was looking forward to these seventeen titles at warner brothers had and the fact that they dated them basically which means they're released at the same time they're in on the cinema and they said it's only for this year was a huge shock to the people that made the movies and also the filmmakers the directors but also the crew and the agents were saying we weren't consulted legendary wasn't consulted. Christopher nolan wasn't consulted to develop nerve wasn't consulted in. These are big movies also in the heights. I mean that's been waiting around and they're doing this to try and shore up an ailing streaming service or a streamers of his alien didn't get launched properly. It's very very difficult. Film industry is not a place where you can easy money. Streaming is very important. Keep the production of cinema going say semi mean movies. And that's really what it was about. It was an. At and t. decision. So how is this changing things. This is showing us that there are two ways of seeing movies. You either have an event a big cinema event or you stream it. And it's going to be a bit of a competition because in canada. Where warner brothers is releasing these films. They're not releasing them online. So it's gonna be interesting sailed. It divides the point of this. Is that cinema will not go away. Because as steven soderbergh said recent interview the beast you cannot get the numbers you can't get the amount of money streaming that you can with a cinematic release combined with streaming and streaming a lot of great. Things are people. A lot of people are seeing movies they would have never seen before. So that's brilliant but it is a big change in how revenues are earned and also. I think there's going to be a real class warfare or your movie was just streamed or my movie went into the cinema and there has always been that distinction. Do you think this will push other streaming services to try to reach similar deals depending on how the deal works. I think that. Hbo max they were saying. This is only for a year. And we're we're releasing for months and then it's going back to the cinema. I think we're gonna see how it plays out because really netflix has not been releasing the information the data that we should be seeing from ordinary releases. And that's with though show you the good stuff. Hey look we made money here. But they're not showing us where they're losing money and for me at something. Karen was very rare to me. Steven soderbergh said that films are released in the cinema because of the money as well. If you look at the blockbusters they you know. They're very profitable billion dollars. Of course they're also very expensive to make. I think it's very hard to get the same amount of money. In streaming. I think disney when they released moulana zero first of all. They charged quite a lot thing almost thirty dollars. You know for the first days. But i doubt it. The it's the same amount of number even malone had a proper a cinema release so we have two very very careful those numbers. I'm sure the industry knows about what you think about trolls trolls. I think made thirty five million and that was just streaming. Which i suppose is pretty good also thirty quid. If you've got three kids ten kids go over and over and over there you know. There is that but to see a movie. Still say no matter. How movies made or what it's like. It's still going to be better on the big screen. It's difficult to make it an experience for in your in the comfort of your home as it doesn't matter which type of equipment you have in. How great he tried to make the experience of going to the movies only happens when you step out of your front door carreno. I want to pick up on a point. You just mentioned there about the possibility that deals like this will open this class. Warfare between the movies are just streamed and movies. That actually had two cinemas. Because we've already been discussing that for a while in terms of the movies that actually or even the actors and actresses and members of the crew that can be entitled to certain awards depending where they're movie is broadcasted initially will this only essentially that or actually prompt include streaming periods. I think they're having to include streaming now because for example the oscars which hope we're going to discuss are having to full. These in a lot of film festivals are having to look at different ways of qualifying their films and i think that streaming is going to be accepted because what they have been doing films. That didn't have the budget for a proper quote unquote cinematic release. Is they'd release them in a small boutique cinema just so it made the qualifications so i think that streaming is going to be accepted the problem is you. Don't really even though you can watch it again. You don't really see the performances or see the work as well as you do. When it's bigger than your house
How streaming services and COVID-19 upended Hollywood
"Coronavirus is up ended. A lot of things about our lives but few industries has seen as drastic a change as the entertainment business with the ride streaming services and social begging the question. What happens the movie theaters a broader. Chang this is your daily charge joining us way to this. Transformation is our media expert johnson. Welcome john so let's start with a recap of the year. We saw the launch the number of streaming services peacock. Hbo max and then of course stalwarts like netflix. Continue to dominate. Pop culture with shows like tiger king in queen's gambit. How did the so-called street war shakeout in twenty twenty. We saw breakaway successes and truly epic failures over the course of the last year among all the new services that launched in the last fourteen months or so nothing compares to disney plus the subscribers that a service brings in that's the currency of success for streaming services. And no matter how you look at it. Disney plus blew away all other new competitors completely out of the water disney hoped to have between sixty million and ninety million subscribers within five years and it nearly hit the top of that. Its most obstacle optimistic expectation at nearly beat that within one year not five. It's at eighty six point eight million subscribers at the end of its first year and then on the flip side you had these failures quickly. Which entered twenty twenty swinging it was booking super bowl commercials. It was making it rain. All over hollywood paying stars tons of money to make these short form Cereal movies and chapters and Daily essentials and other things that if you could see me i'm making all these little air quotes but it totally flopped and it announced that it was completely shutting down just seven months after launching. So we've seen some really legendary story play out in the streaming world this year definitely and in between though we had a couple of those services. Hbo max peacock which all launched as well and lose a little bit quieter for them up until the end of the hbo. Max how did those two services fair out when they were they launched didn't do as well as disney plus but nothing has done is walls just pause. You really. nothing else compares to what they've been doing you know if if disney plus had it had the insane year that it did their launches would look you know pretty good all right. Hbo max is at you know. I have to check the numbers. But it's at i think. Eight point six million accounts and peacock has more than that because he got chasm free tier. Hbo max you have to pay fifteen dollars a month to access it or b a each b. o. l. subscriber That has a deal with. Hbo backs in order to get it. But the point is you know. They're doing fine sean. It's compared to a truly extraordinary. Unexpected success like disney plus that. It looks like they're really doing poorly and to be fair to you know. Hbo max with its high price. Point the fact that the fact that it was kind of a Confusing proposition two people and The fact that it wasn't on roku or fire tv the two most popular devices for months that also crimped it in particular its appeal. you know. They're like thirty some million people that can have. Hbo max basically for free because they are. They're already paying for hbo and of those were at or still at below ten million accounts. Right we are back so it's definitely struggled in some senses yet. It will disney plus held by a number of big cultural milestones the hamilton earlier this year. Of course mandalorian is back more baby love even new law which at that dollar premium charged pretty well. Hbo max is poised to have its potential big moment tomorrow with the release of what am nine hundred eighty four. I'm curious what you think. The impact is there and as we sort of look for. You know how that's going to help set the way movies are released. Well it cer- certainly gonna superchargers interest in hbo coupled with the fact that it max not only is releasing wonder woman On christmas day the same day that it's available to see in theaters on those that are open It's also making it. Its entire slate. The warner brothers. Entire slate of movies for the entirety of next year are going to be released the same way where there. It's available to stream on. Hbo max the same day. It's in theaters for a period of one month. So people have one month to to sign up for talks log into it if you already have. It watched like some of the you know wonder woman. Nineteen eighty-four dude matrix. Four tons of like huge movies and smaller ones that are also heading to spin. It looks like that's ever happened before people are really excited about it. It's gonna supercharge interest in the streaming service. But it also means that you know. It's kind of a crossing of the rubicon For decades theaters have had a seventy at least seventy five days where they get exclusive access to new movies and of course during the pandemic with these widespread theater closures senate as being closed a lot of companies have tried to figure out. How can you can't have a seventy five day window or something is only in theaters. When there aren't any theatres open and the ones that are people. Don't feel safe going to so we've seen a lot of experimentation about. What do we do in this situation. But this move by warner brothers. Hbo max are. They're making so many of these really big budget movies available. What's known as day and date or it's available for home video streaming the same day that it's in theaters. That's that's a point of no return like things are never. They might not look exactly like that once. The coronavirus and the pandemic are in our rear view window. But it's never going to be theaters and the transit. Never going to be exactly the same again. So the reaction will imagine for folks out there who are locked down this is. This is good news but not everyone has created this with open arms. Right number of directors filmmakers actors have been up in arms. Or who's been sort of speaking out against this. Practice will certainly christopher nolan. Who is a longtime warner brothers director. He's bamed all of his big films with warner brothers and most recently His tenant was released by warner brothers and not partly led to this decision. That warner brothers needed to figure out something other than purely theatrical premieres for films tenant was released it did tentative fine overseas it did reasonably well but in the us tanks. Like i he nolan is is a faint is fame Famously defensive of the theatrical experience. He's one of those ought autour filmmakers who treasures that big dark room and the hush crowd gasping all the same time like. That's that's is cocaine or whatever and he didn't want to give that up and they didn't make him and they released tenet where it had an exclusive period in theaters and it s than sixty million dollars at the box office. That you know. It's standard for one of his movies to make one hundred million plus in the us at the box office so the fact that they saw that it's just not tenable Just not tenable to have this sort of theatrical this preciousness around theatrical release at least during the pandemic they went a different route they. There's is the most extreme that any studio has announced so far a lot of other studios are trying to be a little more compromising and their decision was made largely without consultation with filmmakers. Which you know. It's one thing to up end. These long held norms. Some of which a lot of filmmakers really treasure like christopher nolan really treasures this theatrical the experience and protecting it but it's not always it's it's the medium not the message sometimes in the fact that they sort of dropped this bomb on these people without with wonder woman. There's a lot of consultation with those filmmakers but the entire slate like they couldn't reach out because people talk in hollywood if they reached out to some people get all over town so they basically maybe with a little bit of notice tried to get it out to some people but essentially shut. Drop this bomb on the filmmaker community and that in addition to the fact that it was such a dramatic change from what's baked into contracts and what people expected is it led to a really huge backlash and we're going to see if they're going to get sued or get sued. You might have to walk back many things. They might have to take something that were on the two thousand twenty one slate off the twenty twenty one slates and they don't fall under this so called hybrid strategy. That's something we're going to play out next year. Well curious if this is a a one off thing or is this this pandemic related that twenty one is like twenty twenty a bit of a lost year as be struggled to kind of get back enormously but once you get past it go back to normal. You mentioned the crossing the rubicon. How do you think things the changes that were saying. Now my kind of play out the long term or will there be more of a hybrid approach like what one of the things look like once we get to some semblance of normalcy again. It's never going back to the way. It was like the way the seventy five day ninety day window. That theaters get new movies. That's not coming back even after the pandemic because i think consumers for a really long time have wanted more options. Especially i mean. Young consumers don't understand even older consumers. Don't understand why you have to wait that long to choose where you get to watch your movie you know. Like the seventy five and ninety day window and theater followed by the dvd followed by online vod online rentals followed by a pay one window followed by a pay to win. Like there's going it's going to change but we can say for sure. Theaters are not going to be able to count on that sort of cushion. Seventy five day to ninety day window getting all new movies. They can't count on that because too many of these studios are owned by media companies that are also launching streaming services. I'm really want them to succeed. It's not just warner brothers on by. At and t. and also owns hbo. Max that is playing and experimenting with these new formats like you mentioned milan. That's disney disney decided disney of all studios. They build their franchises on theatrical release. That means a lots of them. But they're still even toying with things like you said they released hamilton which is supposed to be a big screen movie. Next year they released it more than a year in advance and put a totally free on disney plus for their big budget stuff. They're putting it on disney plus with this. What's not calling premier access which is basically when you pay a thirty dollar extra fee and you get movies like milan that you can stream day and date same day as in theaters next year. They're going to do that with riot. Dragon but even with dizzy. They've said they haven't defined what they're gonna do with marvel movies. It looks like they're gonna give marvel movies. Which are you know. Some of their biggest blockbusters that they still have on the slate coming up. They're going to give them some time in the theaters because they know how important that is to building a franchise having that sort of mythic proportion in a theater is really important to a marvel movie whether or not black widow comes to streaming a lot earlier than it would have before in previous you know. In the olden days. A year ago it would've taken about six months to nine months for any theatrical disney movie to make the disney plus. Maybe that'll shrink. What we do know is that theaters are not going to be able to count on a seventy five day. Window consumers are going to have a lot more options about win and where they get to watch new movies and the theatrical spirits is going to have to change you know without having that really special treatment that kid gloves treatment of getting seventy five day window. You're going to see theaters having to adapt offering more food upgrading. The experience of going there They're gonna have to experiment with a lot of different payment models even maybe The point is movie. Theaters haven't really had to adapt or innovate for decades. Because i've had this protected window and that protected window is going to change. But it's never coming back the way it was and the theater. Experience is going to change too so that change is thrust upon them and they're forced to adapt. Do you think theaters are doomed to failure are they are they they are they screwed ultimately. Because i frankly i missed the theater experience but i can't see myself going back for while and so we'll we'll theater survive long enough to be able to adapt and change. Yeah the are going to survive like they just won't be as many and they won't look the same as they did. Which you know a natural thing movies have been around cinemas have been around for a really long time. It's one of. Its basically the first mass mass visual audio visual media You don't have theaters like the depression-era people's palaces anymore. we don't go to theaters. That look like someplace that would have a metropolitan opera in. That's what happened in the twenties thirties. We don't have that anymore because things change television happened. So that's going to be another change but what you're gonna see the the gigantic megaplexes. Amc's the cinemark probably going to get smaller because they can't if you don't have that exclusive access to something that people can choose whether or not they're watching it on that big screen or watching on their home screen where people are going to be able to. They're going to choose to watch it on their home screen and so you don't just need as many movie screens in america anymore. So we're going to see theaters close. We might see some chains completely. Go out of business. The thing that will be interesting to see is how smaller chains mom-and-pop theaters you know the local art house theater. The smaller chains like alamo draft house. We're already seeing that. Those are those are the theaters in cinemas that are more likely to adopt because they don't have a sort of mcdonald's mass market Happy meal mentality. they're catering to a local community. They're more likely to know the sort of things that would bring people into their theater if it's more than just movies it's easier for them to pivot in. Adopting alamo draft house was one of the first chains so to speak. That offered this rent a whole theater option. Which has become more popular during the pandemic instead of having to spend three hundred to a thousand two more dollars to rent entire theater. It's like look we can't can barely show this to people because of restrictions. Why don't you rent the theater for a hundred bucks and you can bring fifteen of your closest friends and you can all like sit apart from each other and you can be pretty confident that we're going to be sanitizing it because we don't or trying to stuff seats because we have to stuff seats. They were the first ones to innovate in that sense. And we start to adopt adapt that model so no like theaters. Theaters aren't going to die. They're just gonna look a lot different in the future
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"A little bit bigger than the budgets have got if you know what i mean say trying to value for money and certainly tenant you know i'm i'm very proud of the things you manage to get on screen with those with the resources we had even though the results is the envy of any filmmaker But that's the responsibility you feel. We're in a position where we could come on a large budget from studio so we felt this huge responsibility to get as much as possible on screen for that that money so you. Interestingly a soda back where you started with not enough time. None of money even though you the world and you go to these people and you've got you know you buying seven four seven and crushing into building stuff but you still bumping up against limitations and the limitations as you cited. Necessity is the mother of invention. That's when somebody more interesting ideas. Come from the four. Where's your head at today. As we speak about the future of the ethical. I mean no one has been more of the forefronts about advocating for this. We are facing an existential threat. Thanks to some insane circumstances this past year. We still have optimism that we're going to be back to where we were. Can we put the genie back in the bottle. After audiences are used to seeing dune at home and these large scale films at home. What's your what's your thought while june hasn't happened yet. It's a long way off. And i think there are low love. They'll be a lot of water under the bridge before we can look at those fate accompli I think the short answer is of course to back to two movies when it can with ten. We were fortunate to be able to release the film. Miss judy was able to release the film in sixty five different countries around the world where they had a you know a good approach to managing the virus. They were able to safely reopen the theaters with limited capacity. And the movie. Great all of those places all this places. We saw appetite to come back to the movies. the us. We didn't really get to release the film because we couldn't do l. a. new york Detroit and civil and you know we did what we could wear. It was safe to do so But we were able to but where it was possible. The appetite was was back there immediately. What everybody forgets when they look this issue. Is that wall street. Whoever it is there's a narrative that is constantly being put out there. The cinema attendances decline. And it's not two thousand and nineteen was the biggest year of movies and box office terms. It was a very healthy year for attendance You know they always try out this. The average ticket prices pushed up on the offsets to smell tree. The average ticket price. The movie into his nineteen was eight dollars. Forty nine seventy seven. It was nine dollars ten. Yeah i mean it's just these things are true very very healthy Moviegoing culture in the world and an american particular But it's dependent on the movies so when like into the nineteen when you have some really anticipated movies coming out that are absolutely huge overperform. Then you see growth and looks great year when maybe the movies all on quite as rewarding for people then goes down like i mean that's the nature of the business so long term I mean i think everybody in the business understands that longtime people can. I want to go back to movie theaters. The question is how you get the all. I hear these days is you can exhibition. Survive these awful circumstances. And i'm beginning to feel out. The question isn't can exhibitions survive. It's can the studios because it really is about trying to manage corporate expectations and wall street expectations of how you move into the future without throwing the baby out with the baltimore right and i'm not seeing a huge amount of leadership will skill in terms of pausing that out and i'm speaking somebody who has on most of the money that have ever earned in my career has been in home video and being with respect to streaming. Dvd blu right back vhs. And you know. I've spent years of my life in intense discussions with the managed on video on how to best do that and how to best make that work in concert with the release how to draft off always hearing that the wide window for example between theatrical campaign video releases a problem We've always fought for the widest possible window. Not because we're doing that as any kind of favor to exhibition. But because i'll have video made more money that way and that's you know. I have the kids going through college to prove it. That's that's the way we looked at. It's straight economics You know you have to create a sense of anticipation as with every other industry. You control the supply. You control supply and demand. You don't throw everything out to everybody at once. Say you wanted it. He got every on their industry every other marketing department in the world. They understand that. It's all about supply demonic controlling that now that everybody has to be as Rufus about as debate as with diamonds for example but whether it's called companies with a new model every whatever it is People do control release of it. You put out the hardback edition. And then you wait before you put paperback edition etcetera etcetera. It's basic economics and the only thing that's really stopped that being a parent to to hollywood is. the theaters. Wouldn't necessarily let them do it right. Now let's it has done have the leverage because they've had to close for the pandemic a so many other businesses of suffering I'm not proud that my industry is than holding a gun to their heads saying you. Now we'll take what we want but that equation you know the gun that's two exhibitions head is going to be put back in the drawer Sometime next year and then everything will change again ending on at least somewhat hopeful note. You'll be happening. No your cohort and front steven soderbergh was on with today and had similar similar thoughts. So yes hope. Here's a hopeful future for exhibition and the movie theaters Christopher again as always for the time. I'm so pleased you came back on the podcast You know now to down you're in this for the long haul. I'm afraid you're always going to have to be on the podcasts now. So you've done this yourself. Glad to come back at some point. Thanks and so ends another edition of happy side confused. Remember to review right and subscribe to the show on itunes or wherever you get your poke costs on the big pokey. I'm daisy ridley. I definitely both impression despite you..
Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’
"Christopher nolan apparently hates the warner brothers to yeah which read that article he hates it they'd think the worm other streaming thing What what their ideas. What's their solution. Is anybody offering a different a different plan. Because i mean you know it's it's your money you know in the theater on home an hbo max and that that's Hbo bikes. That's one eight hundred three paid for right so they're obviously getting revenue specifically for that streaming out much of that is going to the filmmakers as far as getting their money or is it all going into the studio if you think about the compromise if you if you take a month. Let's take a monthly service of of an average of. Let's say ten dollars a month. Some of them are higher. Some are lower right and how many people out there now on under cova nineteen are streaming. Their revenues have to be way more right now than they ever were in movie theaters.
Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’
"And Christopher Nolan slamming Warner Warner Brothers Brothers for for its its plans plans to to put put all all of of their their 2021 2021 movies movies on on HBO HBO Max Max on on the the same same day day they're they're released released in in theaters. theaters. In In a a statement, statement, the the high high profile profile director director said said their their decision decision makes no economic sense and called HBO Max, the worst streaming service. Even in an interview with entertainment tonight, Nolan called the move controversial. Adding that filmmakers stars and the people involved in these projects should have been consulted and spoken to first about what was going to happen to their work. Nick and Meg all his NBC news radio
With Films and Audiences Scarce, Regal Cinemas Shuts its Doors
"From wondering I'm David Brown in this business wars daily on this Friday October night some sad news this week about the film industry. One of the biggest movie theater chains in America is Shutting Down Indefinitely Regal Cinemas is rolling up the red carpet at it's five hundred plus theaters in America last Sunday Regal's parent company sent a world announced it would suspend operations beginning yesterday cinna world has also closing more than one hundred, twenty, five theaters in the UK it's the largest. Movie Theater Operator there in the second largest in the world after rival AMC entertainment holdings according to the Wall Street. Journal the suspension could last two months or a little longer according to send a world's CEO speaking with New York Times the suspension. The second one for the company since the pandemic started affects forty thousand US employees and fifty five hundred in Britain and Ireland. Industry Trade. Paper variety call last weekend decision to suspend operations sudden and shocking officials made the choice after. MGM On Friday postponed the release of its next James Bond movie no time to die. MGM had planned to release the double o seven Caper in November. Now it's planned tentatively, we assume for next April even pre pandemic theaters depended on blockbuster films to fill seats since March studios have been postponing releases and in many cases moving them to streamers instead. But postponement of the twenty seventh bond film was a crippling blow to theaters counting on the release to make some money. This year according to variety the decision was so abrupt that Cinta world didn't even tell employees about the suspensions rather the company left thousands to learn about their fates in newspaper headlines and tweets workers who belong to the Cinema World Action, group and employee collective tweeted that the company gave them. No warning workers have been left out of discussions that should have included our voices they stated adding that to find out you may no longer have a job from the media is awful. Sin A world lost more than one and a half billion dollars in the first half of the year. The New York Times reports AMC theaters is also struggling AMC stock dropped ten percent Monday morning after cinema world's news analysts say it will have trouble staying afloat in six months unless film attendance jumps or the company raises more capital according to CNBC. With. The movie industry in Dire Straits, there's a whole lot of finger pointing as you might imagine, the CEO of Cinema World told The Wall Street Journal. Movie. Studios. Just aren't supplying films theaters need to keep operating he compared to a grocery shop without anything on the shelves but studio executives say they're postponing big releases because they can't turn a profit as because American viewers are still avoiding the theaters that have been open. All eyes have been on the Christopher Nolan action. Adventure movie tenant to jump start the more of an industry as we reported right Here, in August in normal times, pulled a couple of billion dollars billion with a B. Nolan is the most people director in Hollywood but tenants September release was lackluster to date. The movie has earned only forty five million dollars in ticket sales across the US NEW YORK. Times reports it's performed better overseas global receipts currently total three, hundred, million dollars, but the movie cost two, hundred million to make and millions more to promote for studio executives. Those numbers just don't add up and to reason enough for them to postpone the potential blockbusters like no time to die. So what will save the movie business it depends on whom you ask cinema world's chief is waging a PR war against New, York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not reopening theaters new. York. In Los Angeles are the two most important American markets for theater chains that they both remained closed as contributing to the weakness of the film business but with Covid nineteen cases climbing again in places like Brooklyn and Queens Governor Cuomo is standing firm. At the
With ‘Hocus Pocus’ Right Behind ‘Tenet,’ It’s Another Weird Box-Office Weekend - IndieWire
"No new films in theaters. Halloween cult Classic hocus pocus is gaining an edge on the weekend box office, The Disney film nearly beat Christopher Nolan's Tenet and almost took the top spot 10. It took in 2.7 million in the domestic box office this weekend and has passed the 300 million mark Worldwide. However, the movie will need to earn 300 million or more just to break even
Coronavirus: Hollywood Filmmakers Issue Warning Theaters Are Facing Extinction
"This week. Some of Hollywood's biggest names names joining joining forces forces to to warn warn Congress Congress that that movie movie theatres theatres are are facing facing extinction. extinction. Jason Jason Nathan, Nathan, with with a a story story like like a a plot plot out out of of the the Avengers. Avengers. Dozens Dozens of of Hollywood Hollywood heavyweights heavyweights joining joining forces forces to save movie theaters. Clint Eastwood, Jordan Peele, Christopher Nolan, Lee Daniels, Martin Scorsese, Greta Gerwig andMe or sending a letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House, asking them to work together on cinema stimulus cinemas. Support millions of jobs, the letter states. But now we fear for their future, and it warns that the country can't afford to lose the social, economic and cultural value Theaters provide multiplexes have been mostly empty since the start of the pandemic.
Black Widow Delayed, There Will be No MCU Movies In 2020
"Of a couple of big movies. Here's Jason Nathan Seuin to the pandemic. You won't see marvels black widow this year friend wasn't Avenger. I mean mistakes. Originally scheduled to be out, made first, then moved to November. 6 Black widow now set for May 7th of next year. Other films, including Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. On the move. That's terrible news for movie theaters, which were closed for months and are struggling without new content to show Is moved by the way because Christopher Nolan's Tenet made less than $15 million in theaters, and it cost more than 200 million to make
Interview with John David Washington
"John David Washington who is the protagonist in Christopher Nolan's tenant talks about the stunt work they challenged me greatly Is. Groundbreaking stunt stunt work towards Katelyn Jackson Speidel fight coordinator, and all the guys were working together Groundbreaking we this has never been done ever in cinematic history cinema history and. These moves the way we're we're operating So creating them creating what we were doing and kind of finding it together with me I'll never forget it I'm so extremely proud of because we can say. I can say it was a part of what they started. You know how action films can start to be a shot and performed. It's really exciting. There were many fantastic shooting locations. I enjoyed basically every. Pretty much every stop and we made a you know someone challenging and others if you get seasick probably more challenging for you but I had an incredible time in Indiana heights as well. Speaking of India jumping off or jumping over a balcony climbing over balcony from that high up was quite challenging and I I I had a different relationship with heights before that movie. But now I say we're closer heights and I I think we're going to be okay you know it was lowered for a second put. I. Loved Mumbai. Loved Him Fico slicing across the Mediterranean on a boat that I got Dr Looking as cool as possible in the coolest clothes ever provided by Jeffrey I? You know that's the dream. Know I, kind of like the old school of not using as much green screen. Here's John David Washington. gave us a huge advantage when when thinking about an event film you most we see green screen and most of us audience members can tell me we when they're good. We're not as distracted but when they're bad, it kind of takes it's it takes you out of it. Well, that's not the case Christopher Nolan and he might he might be arguably the best event filmmaker in the. Game. So as an as an actor, it's extremely as it's an extreme advantage being able to use the real elements around us that we can use for the performance and it goes to show for me for my in my opinion why he loves and appreciates performance. So well, because he knows that we will affect us in a different way and we'll connect to it even deeper. And turn the audience while at the same time because he's relying on the characters in the performance to take the audience to the journey of these wide, you know huge scale and mass of set piece worlds that he creates.
2020 Fall Movie Preview
"Hi everybody I am Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of Popcorn where creed you all the movies opening between Labor Day and New Year's Eve I know wait what aren't we in a pandemic Will really be moved this fall and theaters to show them in I mean the answer to both those questions is a huge. Yes. Sixty two percent of all US theaters are open now and there's going to be more to come covid permitting, of course, and those movies that can't make it to the multiplex will be available for rental or streaming in sickness and in health people, you can't keep a good movie down. So let's start with the blockbusters that are out there. Number one is tenant. Brain Teasing epoch from Dark Knight Director. Christopher. Nolan. That's geared to fire up the fall season and in theaters and with your mask and distancing in place you can strap in for this kind of Christopher Nolan throw ride and watch the spy master he's played by John David Washington give James Bond a run for his money you know you just have to. Get your head around the physics in this movie. Maybe don't know about how you can go forward and backwards in time at the same time I don't know either I was a little confused by that but you'll be glued to the visual miracles that are on screen here every cent of tenants two, hundred, million dollars production budget shows up onscreen Eisele popped. Jaw dropped pulses. Oh, pound all that good stuff movies and back baby. So what else do we have? We have Moulin which is out there right now and you'll check in Disney plus to watch this because it's not in theaters but you can rent it and you could see live action film of the Disney animated hit about a young woman who disguises. Herself as a man to replace her sick father in the Imperial Army the new moon is not musical and there's no comic relief from eating Murphy as the Voice of a fast talking dragon named Moo Shu. This is not that kind of movie. There's no whitewashing but using Western actors in the drawn from Chinese legend and as Rouland the astounding Lou ye. Leads in Asian cast that includes martial arts icon jet. Li is the emperor up and China's leading actress Gong Li as shape shifting witch who teaches on how to survive and prosper in a man's world. Look move on is not your typical princess. She's a warrior fighting for her place in the world prepare to be well. Next up wonder woman one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the sequel to the two thousand seventeen smash that made a star of Gal. Gadot, remember her places the DC comics immortal wonder woman into the cold. War where she does battle with the media tycoon played by Pedro Pascal and the villainous Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig always to me an asset in any movie Chris. Pine also returns Steve Trevor The American. Pilot that one woman loves I know didn't he die the last time during World War? One people you gotta go with this this is Hollywood. So if we can borrow wonder woman's last sube truth for a moment, credibility isn't the issue here. It's the show stopping stunts engineered by returning director Petty Jenkins executed by Godot, and she's a formal Israeli military structure. So you know you're in for a really good time. Next up is black widow look wonder woman has competition already. You know we've been waiting since spring for Marvel to let its first solo black widow epic out of storage and into theaters. Now, the wait is over Scarlett. Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff Aka black widow. She's the Russian assassin with no superpowers road just skills she's like the female Batman this Prequel looks back, Arjun story in it's a doozie forints pugh is there as Natasha, surrogate says sister and Rachel Vice is the leader of this black widow organization. It's not just one black widow you can become a black widow tells witness business. So Watch your back wonder woman next up candyman there's nothing like the Primo horror. Film to get us all back in the dark of a theater where we can scream bloody hearts out behind a mask of course, end with get outs Jordan peele writing the screenplay. This direct sequel to nineteen ninety two's cult fright fest stars Watchmen Emmy nominee Jadu Martine the second as a visual artist drawn back to those housing projects in Chicago's Cabrini-green where he was born now the whole place is gentrified beyond recognition but the green is still haunted by Candyman Tony Todd an urban legend who still kills anyone who summoned him by saying his name five times. Okay. Altogether now with me candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman, we did it. So I'm looking around here to see if some him up. Okay next up no time to die look no red blooded movie Fan is GonNa Think of missing Daniel. Craig's fifth and final outing James Bond you know for my money Craig and Sean Connery are in dead heat for the best bond ever. This one directed by Kerry from Gonzaga who did true detective from Script Co written get this by sleeping bags phoebe Wall Rich Daniel Craig asks for her because he really wants a little feminist touch to this. This is the. Twenty fifth, all seven Cape and you know this is a record and we're GONNA lose Daniel Craig. But in the movie James Bond's been retired for five years and he gets called back in. You know that's what happens to everybody from the Godfather on. You know Bohemian Rhapsody oscar-winner. Rami ballot plays the facially scarred villain named SAFM and he's described the director as more dangerous than anyone bond has ever encounter. Man How about you?
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Reel Chronicles
"You cannot somebody that guy's not not talented and this movie I feel like. If you were solo has any work like there's always see this movie and I think that he'll be a great a great bruce ballot one he he's. He's he filled very at home with action scenes and then. You know like he was very, he had like he's very delicate was very swagger ethic and charming, which works good for his bruce granted were marriages doing it like kind of Dr. so he won't be the timing Bruce that we're used to seeing. But then the the score was great like if you did not know that has summer was scoring the movie, you wouldn't even have notice the difference Ludwig. I I'm not going to trust them because I'm a butcher but but Ludwig like he he kind of like a data to the known sounds like that's pretty. Like a handsome score and like the way they use like they did it fully use the Travis Scott on the plan. So the end credit, but I like little piece of it were like I don't know if you call that David daily but like I feel a little bit of pieces what I will put into the into the score. Like the beginning of it. and. I was like like the wages the virgin stuff was amazing like the fact that this movie had less than a romantic comedy is mind boggling to me is like what's He crashed the real plane or real play like that scene was just amazing to me like I said, it's time virgin stuff was just. Happening is like amazing. So the behind the scenes so they drop like credits Giannetta. Washington for his athletic background 'cause and the stuff that he was putting off to. Nearly five backwards is just Like many actors could be committed to do that. Yeah I mean and I called the his most Lynch Ian effort like David Lynch got two, hundred, million dollars. Maybe the movie he makes because there's a lot of lot of red, room Twin Pierre. Stuff in there that I'm I was sitting there and I'm Elliott. I'm sitting here and I'm texting JC and I'm like I'm like dude, like there's a red room scene intent like that's looking wild it is and I'm not sure if you've seen twin peaks, Elliott like it's it's fucking. It's a fucking ride. His most divisive movie like I think it takes a spot ferments interstellar like like I remember the cinema score. But is a be that's does lowest cinemas. Corson's the prestige allow interesting. So. Yeah. Elliot. Thoughts on. Tenant. Yet I think right now with the divisiveness I think a lot of people are going into trying to figure it out versus enjoying the film for what it actually is, and and again the thing about Nolan films. Especially these last you know whether be interstellar inception, the Prestige Memento you go back and find different things every time he watches so I think that's hurt in the film right now people trying to crack the code of what's going on is again, just experiencing the film crispin there's literally aligning film that says it's not about understanding it's about filling it. But for me man I, it's at all these films that we just talked about. You see all those films with intended all those films that he did in his earlier days is mental days where he's at now all influence tenant and you can see it within his film. This is straight up, you know Christopher Nolan, wanted to do everyone wants to do a bond film well, this is Christine Owens film literally John. David, Washington has a swagger has the charisma of James Bond. You have a neal's character play by Robert Pattinson, as Kinda you know the Jeffrey Right. Character in the bond lower who's his right hand man in the you know closest ally and Elizabeth the big. Again, we talk about the motion of Crispin owns films..
Tenet Grosses $150 Million Worldwide
"I'll tell you what your pet project that you've been working on for years. Grosses $146 million the first couple of weeks. It's on sale. I'm a pretty good day, right? But when you're the Christopher Nolan hoped for Blockbuster Tenet 146 million's kinda Big and a summer holiday weekend. You would want to blow the doors off the box office. But given everything word is the tenants performance might be a sign that Hollywood is on the rebound. Marketplaces. Jasmine guards has that one. $20.2 million on any given day. That's chump change for a U. S and Canada movie premiere. But with a pandemic still raging, experts say, 10 it did Okay. Professor Arun Sharma from the University of Miami says there are two lessons from the last couple of months and movie premieres. First. Some movies are just better off, premiering on streaming on ly. If it's a Children's movie, the data is very clear Launching. It is a good idea, which is why Disney plus just released Mullan on its platform for $30. A charm. A says there's not a lot of data on how movies for grownups do with a streaming premiere, which leads to lesson number two. If it's not a kid's film, pushed the release date back because most movies aren't going to be highly anticipated, helmed by acclaimed directors and plenty of films that are all that have still pushed back. Your reputation precedes you. After admit I wasn't expecting an invitation back. That's right. Top gun fans that waited over 30 years for a sequel are gonna have to just wait one more until 2021. Frank Patterson is a president of Pinewood Atlanta Studios where Marvel movies air filmed right now, production is on. Ly resumed at around 30% capacity there. But Patterson is cautiously optimistic, he says the industry constantly weathers challenges. Actors, dropout deals die. You know, our pivot skills are legendary in the movie business. There's optimism out there 10. It cost $200 million to make and has so far grossed close to 150 million worldwide, almost breaking even. And these days in Hollywood, that's a good look for opening weekend.
Interview with John David Washington
"John David Washington who impressed the hell Outta me for his portrayal in Black Klansman is a protagonist Christopher. Nolan's tenant. Areas on that fame direct. I think because this is in a traditional spy thriller film either I think falls in line with what he's what he does with his brand is which is innovation I think he wants the character in the audience to be one in the same in that they want what did they character? The protagonist experiencing I believe he wants to the artist to experience. You know he wants to one relationship. So you know even if it's on a subconscious level, I, think not knowing his name not necessarily knowing a lot about information about his background limits Lindsay audio lent itself to the audience experiencing exactly what he is at the same time. I'm a huge fan massive fan And I think his ability obviously storytelling ability at the core of it just is is top notch. Just knows how to tell a story and how he's He's tells it nearly He's just brakes, all kinds of traditions, and whereas filmmaking I think he has this ability to make you care and feel and be so invested in the characters while there's a world that. Maybe, it was on the SCIFI level. If it's if it's I, know this kind of science that's being introduced in the film that we not we might not necessarily know or comprehend We do feel it through the characters lenses. We do feel it through what they're experiencing. So I don't know if there's anybody that's able to do that. He can be so ambitious in. and matching different types of genres are different elements of films that we've all loved in familiar with and totally used them in create them in a new way in his way. So illness becomes a Christopher Nolan genre in a way season on John and his Co Star Once and Future Batman Robert Pat. He's a phenomenal actor incredible incredible performer. He's one of the best working today He's so dynamic. He has he has so many layers he can do so many different. Whether, it be physical whether it be accents could be just as the how you how you experience around patents in performance you come out of it just shaking sometimes in and in this is so charming and he's he's so different from you know what we've seen before it's great to see. It's great to be a part of it. As I always say you got experience the film in the right way. As the trailer goes a concept goes as well. Don't try to understand it. Feel it. And you will not be able to execute that thought that that knowledge without it being experienced in the mix in the theater properly look for ten it on the big screen and where mask for bite. This is Tony Talada.
Launching in U.S. theaters, 'Tenet' tallies $20.2 million
"Christopher Nolan film tenet has earned an estimated twenty point two million dollars at the box office during a drastically reduced opening because of the corona virus pandemic I marquees are let out with the latest tennis it'll open the right doors some of the wrong ones too tentative practically no competition in theaters some multiplexes pleaded as many as one hundred times over the weekend about seventy percent of American movie theaters are open but not in New York or Los Angeles the ones that are open have a maximum fifty percent capacity to allow for social distancing Hollywood is holding the release of most bring movies to see if the goers will come back or it's releasing them to streaming services Disney put out its big budget remake of Milan to Disney plus but it did not share how much Moolah made
"christopher nolan" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Yeah. I. Mean Again, I don't want to spoil the movie, but you know the masks are not like Batman masks and they're not even those like inception masks where it's like because I'm in a dream I'M GONNA take my face off and I'm really someone else you. Know. The mission impossible thing that he did think masks interesting way to talk about Nolan because for people who see his work is somehow impersonal or veil holding something in masks are pretty interesting motif. You know all the way back to Kubrick in the killing with the clown masks I am sure Christopher Nolan likes to killing because he's now remained at twice as inception and as tenant..
Tom Cruise Goes Undercover To See 'Tenet' At Movie Theater - Access
"To the movies is usually starring on the big screen, but Tom Cruise is changing it up tweeting a video of himself going to the movies amid the pandemic. Back to the movies. The actor checking out a London screening of Christopher Nolan's Tenet rocking a mask with other viewers a walking out, he says it's great to be back in a movie theater, adding he loved the flick Cruises, long awaited top Gun Maverick has been delayed twice because of the Corona virus outbreak. It's currently set to debut in July of 2021. Kristen Goodwin, Fox News musician Van Morrison wants to end
Cinephile Refugees Arrive On Rafts In Canada For Movie Premiere
"The Corona virus pandemic continues to devastate countries all over the world wreaking havoc on their economies, causing unemployment to skyrocket and forcing many to leave their homes to find a better life in another country and these hardships. Now, even include some struggling Americans says just this past week Toronto officials reported that hundreds of American sinophile refugees have arrived on ramps along the shores of Canada oldest see the premiere of the new Christopher Nolan Film Senate, OPR Canada correspondent Remmy Bergelin joins me now with more. Hello, remmy good to be here Leslie. So what was it that finally forced these film enthusiasts to flee their homes most of these refugees are just like you and me struggling under the coronavirus yeah. But many of the nation's Sinophile have begun to star for new film content summer blockbusters and award season films were what kept these men and women going, and there's no telling when they'll be able to attend an opening night or film festival World Premiere in the United States again that is incredibly Tragic. It is.
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"The done. The of the not yet he is. He is kind of Stanley character now. Was He was he in Dunkirk? I think he's the he has. He's like rate is over radio transmission or something or like maybe he's one of the. Here's the voice of one of the commanding pilots or something in. The Spitfire Squadron. But yeah. He is become the kind of Nolan toll to totem and. Fr- you know He. Looking. I think he was great as Alfred He. In the prestige innocent of so so yes, you know supporting role. you know he I, think he's become you know and obviously like now the. Nolan is this kind of veteran British character actor as his you know in his films now. But he's also now his new kind of play thing is Kenneth Branagh? Who is kind of? Role in this film is kind of diametrically opposite from the from the self stiff upper lip. Navy naval commander the played in in Dunkirk I guess we can't really say much about. What Whoa, all he is He's good volley though isn't it? Good value? He's he's cheering the scenery. He's in a really good way. We joking because just before recording this the trailer of the. Death of. Drought and laughing about how preposterous his accent is in that I think the one he does here is just as just as good. I mean. He definitely needs of pivoted to being kind of accent guy. I almost miss his. His normal accent to be honest we've talked about the fact that he he's doing accent but maybe let's go around accent. To kind of talk about his but yeah, I, mean. The father the fact that he he's doing accent we'll say that I was not playing English character. And which I think is maybe a little bit of a shame but. Just one quick shoutout. Yes. One of the other actors in this. I was reading I was really pleasantly surprised and pleased to see Talionis. who kind of POPs up and he's he's best known for for being the main guy in the Danny Boyle. Film yesterday. And it's it's great to see him in. This is a small pop I think he does he does really well with and it's very, very different than yesterday but it kind of raise the question of whether these domes could kind of exist in the same universe. Yeah. It maybe we should leave. That you know, let's let's let's let's say a kind of cryptic. Yesterday Tenet. you know multi multi versed. Potential and just leave leave leave the that tantalizing each for people to to discover for themselves. which occurs on the blower to note and I even think you know the Aaron Taylor Johnson Well and he someone I've never been. On, in the past. And even he's like he's very good in this. A bit of a beverage or smaller role but. It's a very weird roque. He comes he comes into later in the film. And you kind of like he strikes you as kind of a very a very minor potentially kind of one scene exposition character. But then suddenly becomes. Just, like floats in drifts into the film becomes of a bit of a major player in the end. And it's done in a Choi-. So bold way I think But But. Yeah. So what let, let's talk overall thoughts could I mean we can only talk around it so much and oh no I mean I think the thing with this film is I'm sure they'll be reviews. podcast later on, which is kind of really picking apart the mechanics of the film but actually you know there's no, there's no joy in. That would be really interesting I think. And also as you said, you could explain the entire plot this film to someone other necessarily be able to grasp it. is a food you have to just experience. To, be taken up. Take into in the moment I I'm thinking I mean. I think one of this potentially tragic things about this. This film and this moment is the. Probably that I think that. Enough I I I I I think that people there are people who probably aren't going to like it. And people there are people who are going to who are going to really love it. and. I think that the in the camp I think that would potentially be the desire to go and see again. and. You know. I think just just the nature of it. It it probably is a film that that words repeat viewings if if your kind of keen to unlock some of its is of more obscure secrets. Yeah. I know. I always felt like I got what I wanted out of it from that single viewing, and maybe I will will rewatch eventually but I'm not. I'm not convinced that immediate kinda second and third. Viewings is can actually unluckily thing I? Think quite lava is is there I mean I think you'd certainly. You. You'd know where you all. Of It. Is. Heading. It's just that thing of being able to anticipate a bit more. Yeah, like. Knowing what's coming? Will them so prepare you for for things that are gonNA come later? But I certainly didn't feel like I. I mean, I mean. I. I you some. I had some reservations about I think those reservations ten a reservations that I have with most Cristiano films and you set them already. It's just a real mean that they are they on machines basically out the he he makes movie machines and you know is not the. Kind of a type cyborgs trying to trying to. Discover humanity. They are kind of like precision tooled, and there is not necessarily visible heart in the body or soul in the body but that's not me. You know I don't necessarily think that that precludes the film from being interesting worthwhile not. A. These these. These these movie machines and That that they they kind of all, my proud of that fact I think maybe maybe there's even this idea that Christopher Nolan is maybe himself a bit..
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"I May. I I want to extend. The. Another kind of talking about what whether. So yeah, I love the rules or the framework is laid out to the to the protagonist and is actually included in the trade and I wonder whether that is a sort of box checking thing to make sure that we need this in the trailer because that's going to be kind of the main marketing thing and We don't release want to release much in the way of synopsis or any real detail beforehand. So This'll give people enough to kind of latch onto and there's a very there's a very kind of almost throw away what's not throw away is this. Quite almost trivial line in there about preventing world war three or something, and which is kind of like it's a nice sound bite but actually it's nothing to do with the film until. into in terms of that, being for it through the kind of. Genuine threat it's like. You know. I think it's interesting and actually massive into the film's advantage that he kind of has that and then quickly dismisses it and even even we're talking about the. You know the title of the film and people have been trying to decipher what it means and I I think the best thing to say is it just doesn't matter. It could be it could be literally any word. Kind of against briefly defined and explained to John David Washington's character but then you Hear it more than once or twice more in the film. Talking about this idea of the threat level Is Interesting because I think one of the things that Christopher Nolan does well is. Create a sense of creates this kind of like earth shattering sense of threat and I think in in the writing here he is. He is maybe suggested his his Co.. like obviously like become the cliche of like action movies and. big blockbuster movies where there's some kind of threat to the earth of in a world. War Three is almost a cliche You know it's it's like nuclear destruction is asteroids you know what? Whatever? And I think it's interesting that he is like. Created. This. This form of destruction, which is kind of complete the unique. And and you know you you you actually kind of. A bit more invested in this in this in this idea of destruction it's it's it's it's very over the top on and make maybe it might seem little to weed and conceptual to hit home but like I think One of the things I was watching I was thinking about watching this and and from having re watched inception recently is that there's a lot of talk about. How Oh Christopher Nolan should do a bond film? And Crisp and other than himself has professed to be a huge fan of bond had has has spoken about the recent films. And the me it just seems like one of the most pointless things as because I think he's he's basically. What what his, what? He's been able to do with his own personal projects. Is make these like bond films but the the don't have this of shackles of of this bombed world. The have the things that you have to do and the physics and the the bodies and the and that the threat of well destruction like. What Like what more like? I can I can have bond and more. You know what? Why would I need to do bond I mean obviously light students. Sorry. I was GONNA say even with ten. To all intensive posters, he's basically made a James Bond film like Robert Patterson's character is is essentially James Bond, but he's not the main character. Yeah I I would agree with that I mean. Let. Let's let's talk talk about the the characters in the performance is a bit. So, John, D. Washington I mean for me. He really carries in the lead. He's amazing. Given he's he's he's relatively fresh on the scene I mean he's he's of AC-. A few films now and Black Klansman was kind of his breakout a few years ago. But this feels like a real step up for him. And he's just Really actually I think carries the carries the film emotionally as well. I do think the. Sentimentality to kind of creeps in. Regarding. Sort of I guess his. His mission and his idea of like why he's them what he's doing. I think if you're going to have that, you really follow through with it and it really is pay off and I don't know about you. But I felt like the way that was gonNA leading. It was really going one way and it's kind of quite more cushion the end and actually I didn't really care about that. I mean there's there's another character who? You know we can talk about with Vicki's character she and I think she she's really remaining presidents and I think those quite love good work here with with a very limited role but you know her her personality trait is basically she's a mother and she loves her son and that's kind of it. And I think that's that's that's a little bit disappointing. Know there's there's been criticism of Nolan's. Writing female characters in the past. Specifically. kind of Marion. Cotillard. Inception I don't think he's this kind of massive improvement on that. I mean I probably would say that. Yeah I mean marrying courtiers character in inception was like purely symbolic And? you know I think introduced this idea of like you know. Him having these kind of female characters who kind of it's it's basically about male characters. Braying over female characters and a about some ways that they've grown them all of awesome some at sunset. that. in this one yet I think there's a similar slightly one dimensional. ELEMENT TO DEBAKEY'S CHARACTER But I would say. In its favor that she definitely does have more agency, she's definitely a bigger part of the film You know she she she has her moments. Yes. She she she she she's out she. You know she's not just some kind of sideline thing that is, is it just? Kind of just the main protagonist is involved with that huge at she kind of in the in the main plot with the main characters. Can we talk about the? Extended from talking about the performances in not. So that I don't think it's surprise or sports. Michael Cain is in this film briefly. and. Based, very funny. The way the way he kind of appears in this film and there's there's there's absolutely no reason for it, but he's basically like eating a plate of chips. and. And I kind of wonder whether whether that was a reference to anything or all like whether it was intended to be kind of joke because it's is very straight. He has this quite important scene where you can't really understand what you're saying because he's got mouth chips. It's quite funny. I thought it was this ACTA challenge you. No. I'm going to deliver this monologue while while chomping on chunky chips. Suggested it. Yeah. Yeah. Like like like Tom Hardy would suggest an accent. This is like Cain saying, why didn't I do this scene while like. Scoffing chips. When you know you talk into a bag of chips and there are a little bit too hard and you end up kind of. He's almost doing that. Yeah you know it's like. It's sort of funny because ultimately what what he's saying is you know it's not that important. You Watch that scene and not necessarily catch every single syllable and still understand what was happening well now, he is very much a kind of like. Linking seen if you've been if you know if you if you thought, don't need Michael Caine in this movie. It would have been the first easiest thing to to law POW but you know he's kind of..
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"Was. Taking place over a a slightly longer period. So you had like a couple of minutes of a of a fighter pilot, and then you had like an hour of boats coming over over the channel, and then you had like a longer story of like soldiers on the beach preparing to to bailout before before the Germans arrived and he kind of engineers it's Sorta like all these stories crest at the same time and you have these I mean he's one of his obsessions parallel editing. It's like taking to stop plots or stories having the layout of the same time the having those kind of narrative beats and emotional beats almost sync up with with one another and. I think I think probably inception the film the does that the best way has like these. Five different dream dreamscapes happening at the same time old at all different times and he's kind of almost like a kind of conductor operatic cly. Conducting these in different in different timescales, why would say about tenant is the although it's although it's not easy to describe what he's doing with time. And even in Dunkirk he had to have an explainer the beginning to just of like tell you give people leg up. I found I found with tenant that I. I'm not like this is probably good for this boiler phobes by probably couldn't explain. The the the kind of temporal concept behind it. But. Why would say though is that I mean the way you described on Kirk that. On paper makes it sound. Just. Incredible and as much as I in the moment. I think dunkirk. Fantastic. Entertaining I don't think necessarily this powerless editing and everything. Is Always in service of the story I think in tells the human narratives the carrot says that he's actually presenting us. I felt I found sometimes it is. It's quite frustrating and he kind of escape staten that outside of the film in favor of this, you know the these conform tricks and actually I felt with ten at. The. Kind of narrative schematics and and you know. This more experimental filmmaking techniques that he's employing always felt to me that it was in service of the story. Which I think is something that he's maybe been accused of before not not doing quite as well not being able to pull off. Yeah I agree I I would actually say that like although that sounded a bit negative before about my saying that I didn't get what the concept was. I actually would of really spin that as a positive because I think that that that's the of the idea of being sightlessly feeling slightly stranded. At. She kind of made the experience of watching it a bit a bit more like exciting like you're actually having to think about the way you are rather than what, where Christopher Nolan has put you and wants you to be. whereas I think a lot of those films like you know in inception and Dunkirk once once you've got your head around that and I think it's possible like they're they're explained very well. So you can kind of you do get your head around them and you are able to just be be feel comfortable. Way where exactly you are that's not that's not to say he's not going to pull a few rugs and whatnot. But. In this film I. It had slightly more combustible quality that you don't necessarily see in Christopher Nolan films where. The the the the concept is so trixie and and. Quite of like, you know over the overall potentially and over the top that. Actually when stuff happens you, it's almost like the rules slightly change during the film. And Yeah you're right I mean with with inception for example, it's like he sets up this premise but then this points where he kind of has still my stop and explain why you are in the film but it's points of exposition which kind of just inserted to to make sure you're you're up to speed and you know exactly where you are whereas this one. Actually found although a lot, the exposition and other kind of jog and dialogue goes over your head is nice. Should I- important I think in terms of the actual The. The way the storytelling is I mean, it's always very functional with Nolan but I found actually pretty remarkably easy to follow in terms of where I was whereas post be going what direction you're traveling in. So that's that's definitely to his credit and I think to the credit of. Everyone involved in the film I think. The acting is superb in this I think the cinematography editing like these amazing set-pieces amounts that. Are just I think that's the difference between talk about the early. Earlier films in the curve that he's been on I. Mean at this point, he's just kind of. His films were saying just for these action set pieces I. think There's a there's a handful inhale which are just like, but nothing you probably ever seen and interestingly using although potentially very modern an. Impressive techniques that kind of cinematic tricks have been around Since like one hundred. Years. I. Totally. Agree that the I think that that that definitely I mean this is kind of like cleave ing to his commitment to to make things feel as organic as possible. I. Mean it's hard to think of any way in the film where there's an obvious CGI moment miss. This is obviously a lot of probably digital painting and and Of Nip Nipping and talking going on. But the actual like you know this isn't this isn't like the CGI health scape of vengeance. It's not it's not like these kind of. These kind of Weird Athena, Posta style digital composition. This is kind of. Hard terse the the settings are rules of quite mundane in a way like the tangible and they're all very yeah they ruled tangible What you were saying before as well. I think. What he does in this film, which is maybe a bit different and a bit more interesting than than some of his recent films is he he tells by showing a bit more. I think he had like in the beginning of the film there is a kind of explain a scene whether it's a scientist and. And there's a conversation that occurs between the scientists and David John Walsh John David Washington's character where that the rules are kind of explained to an extent. Just to set you up on. On on the story and the why of the film? But, then he doesn't really do that. Again I mean a and and it's Kinda, feels like you this is so much to this concept that you feel like you might need it but actually you kind of. You kind of just about get from from watching like. I mean it's not. I wouldn't say it's implicit but it's like he saw saying look just just go with this I mean this is you know it's It's like it's like it's like the. Basel next position in. Austin powers, kind of winking the cameron saying. That goes for you too. Don't worry about it. Exactly. Exactly. Fourth Wall although although Christopher Nolan obviously would never have any humor in his films. No this is quite nice spoiler to say this is not this is no exception..
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"Which is, which is very kind of no linney concept. But like you know may maybe in a few months also we'll we'll. We'll be looking at that question even even harder as you know, we're we're currently looking at this film and Cinema shedules now. And there's a bit of of of releases the arriving off too. Often tennis I, mean not not long after you've got the new wonder woman film. which which I assume it's GONNA be a fairly big broad release as well, and yet there's definitely a lot more films that coming out. With you know with this with a cinema release. So that's Selection and that of diversity and range of movies is going to be coming back fairly swiftly and I think that's all that is banking on tenant kind of being able to remind people the. Going to the cinema is is safe and okay. Yeah. So Yeah it's I. It's GonNa be fascinating I mean. You know it feels like a this. This moment is going to be like the the the subject of of thousands of film studies, dissertations for free for years to come. He's interesting I've been thinking about this as well and I wonder whether the real. The real kind of game changer and the film it will be looked back on from this time as the one that may be actually. Push. The needle one way or the other slightly more would be would be would be something trolls well tool. Yeah. Because you know the way that was released I, think the president that potentially set for a major studio. You know that that that I think could have in terms of its legacy although this will attend it certainly feels more naturally like I think almost by definition of by design it feels like the film which Amish should have that status I actually think. Potentially point to. I Guess Watch this space. We've talked around it, we given giving you the context. we've we've we've framed it as this potentially. Cultural defining moment. But what about the film itself? Let's start by I'M GONNA. Ask you so. If we're a bit tentative is because we're trying to avoid spoilers. So apologies for that and events but. Let's ask. Let's just by saying how how much is this a Christopher Nolan film as we as what we'd know Christopher Nolan film to be I would say it feels very much. I mean. What does that mean I? It's it's a weird one I think something like. Inception, which people have been maybe competitiveness to advance and even the cost I think John David Washington refer to it as being A. kind of spiritual sequel or cousin or something like that. I think in terms of the. The idea this kind of. He's playing with with these very abstract concepts of like time and relativity and. You know he's got. A masters pre impressive cost and you've got this globe trotting narrative and I think it does feel like you know he he's. From that same playbook maybe. If you actually look at his career. It's amazing how how consistent he's been in terms of being able to push through these original. Stories, is kind of high concept. He oversees spent an old time during the the the Batman Films. Aside. From that I guess Don would be the outline more recently but I think since pretty much since. I would actually say not Batman begins because I still felt like a kind of smaller shooter movie but I'd say since like the talk Ni- he's been on this really interesting trajectory and so actually kind of stayed in. His artistic development. I think it's it's been kinda lateral curve a you know he's he's been making not the same kind of movie exactly but movies which very much sit alongside each other and and complement each other in a way I think. You know I think he's still he fools in similar traps with this one I think people who who didn't particularly for whom something like conceptual maybe interstellar acted really chime with them I think they may have the same kind of issues with this. It may be lacking for human drama slightly I think. There's a lot of narrative subterfuge going on and sometimes made that I is at the expense of like emotional connection. But it is amazing and it's worth pointing out as well that He. I think since his debut in in nine, hundred, Ninety, eight with following. Including following I. Think this is only his fourth. Original Solo screenplay that he's written. So, you know it he has just an amazing. Clough as post within Hollywood and he has this. Really Expensive Shiny toolkit that he gets to make these incredibly high budget ambitious few scout productions but actually he's telling quite interesting like personal. He basically makes personal event movies an thinking just in that sense that's how we would define a Christopher Nolan film I. Think this very much feels like that for me it was kind of an unmistakable Christopher? Nolan fill in the it seems to me that that that trajectory may maybe probably more. So me if you include things like. Insomnia and The Prestige and its memento as well. Maybe maybe moving aside the Batman trilogy. But I think all his films Bother Batman Trilogy. Do Do have some like You know that there is some idea baked into them about like temporal perception about how you travel through time how how how we experienced time how we how memory works. But then. It's it's not just a kind of intellectual emotional thing. It's very much a kind of. How can I use this to turn it into into a ride for the audience? Give them something to think about. Forced him to ask the question like not just wearing my but like when am I every every seen almost In in his previous film Dunkirk, he had this. He used this. Weird, Concertina. Of Time scale where he had various stories occurring at the same time but each one..
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"AMC theaters finally reopening their next week, they're going to be having fifteen cent tickets as the world's largest movie theater chain, and that's fifteen cents a ticket to commemorate its centennial. So they're doing movies in twenty twenty at one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty prices on opening day. So what they expect is to open two thirds of their more than six, hundred us area locations and they went to. Open it by the time they Christopher Nolan's there lieutenant it's there was on September third other US theaters were open only after authorized to do. So by state and local officials, they are implementing new safety and health measures to make sure movie goers are safe that includes requiring guests to wear masks, lowering capacity and upgrading ventilation systems after opening day tickets will still be available for cheaper than usual though.
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"The Walt Disney Company reported yesterday a loss of four point seven billion dollars in its third quarter. It also announced a surprise for its streaming service. Disney, plus here's NPR's Mandalit del. Barco. In a call to investors Disney CEO BOB shape ticked off some of the challenges. The company has faced in the past quarter ongoing concerns over covid nineteen close down Disney theme parks and Resorts Retail Stores Cruise Sporting Events and TV and film production around the World One, hundred thousand Disney employees were furloughed impact of pandemic on people's lives are communities, businesses, and way. Of Life has been devastating but shape had told investors that Disney theme parks in Shanghai, and Florida have reopened with safety protocols in place, and he says the new streaming service Disney plus now have sixty point five million subscribers around the world, and that's the silver lining for Disney which announced a new movie set to premiere on the platform on September fourth. Loyal. Grace. took. My. Protect. Them family. Disney's live action version of Milan is skipping theatrical release which had been postponed several times since March instead, it will be available on Disney plus twenty nine dollars and ninety nine cents, Moulin and Christopher. Nolan's tenant had been seen as bellwethers for when movie theaters could safely reopen. So Disney's announcement comes as a blow to theater owners during the call Chip Beck addressed investors who wondered if this will usher in a new video on demand strategy for movie premieres, we're looking at Milan as a one off as opposed to trying to say there's some new business. Model that we're looking at still chip Beck says it will be interesting to learn how well Milan does on Disney plus he noted the Streaming Services Success in its recent showings of the musical Hamilton and beyond say's black king production
"christopher nolan" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Baseball Barbecue hosted by Jake Mints Endurance Shusterman. They're bringing the good the bad and the utterly bizarre corners of the baseball world and everything that makes it special. Draw the off season. They'll dive into the rabbit hole on some of their favourite fascinations from homerun Derby to baseball brawls and much more wants this is an returns. They'll break down the latest. Mlb News and developments. You can subscribe to Baseball Barbecue on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Shawn Fantasy. I'm Amanda Ovens and this is the big picture a conversation show about the movie. Everyone is waiting for. I'm talking about an audacious story. That is stoking conversation about the future of the theatrical experience a visionary film that Features Movie Stars Extraordinary Action. High-stakes the works. I'm talking of course about unhinged starring Russell Crowe in theaters around the country July. I just kidding. I'm talking about tenant. The sci-fi Crime Saga directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Robert Pattinson. That is expected to arrive as of this recording in theaters across the country on July seventeenth or is it ten. It has been touted as the movie that will reopen Hollywood that can salvage what has been tremendously difficult period for theatrical Exhibitors Theater. Workers Actors Filmmakers Craftspeople People Studio Employees Journalists essentially every single person who works in or is connected to the film industry television streaming into perpetuity. But movies still need theaters and so there is an extraordinary burden on. This is one of the signature communal events in American life. Gathering in the dark to be excited terrified thrilled. Everything that Chris owns movies do at their very best and yet Amanda. It seems completely impossible. That movie theaters will open two months from today. I've spoken to people in and around the industry over the past week to get a feel for this moment and everyone seems very confused. How are you feeling about the burden that is placed on tenant right now? I do not think that anyone movie can save the movie industry or that. It is fair to expect anyone movie to save industry or ruin the movie industry or reopen theaters. Or give us all our jobs back or that is put on tenant that said. I definitely don't think it's opening a too I. Just what are we doing? What are we doing? I completely agree. This just seems like one of the most obvious and difficult conversations in this into throughout much of cove nineteen and obviously this is very low on the list of important concerns regarding all the ramifications but for the purposes of this podcast. It's a huge deal because everything has really grind ground to a halt with the exception of trolls world tour and a handful of netflix releases. And Scoop He. The the movie industry is just not moving forward. There's no production happening right now. And with the exception of a handful of drive in movie theaters seem to be doing pretty nice business right now movies are at a standstill and you know. We got a report over the weekend from deadline about the stakes involved here with potentially making at the re entry film and the report stated that Warner Brothers needs eighty percent of the world's theaters to be opening to make tenants successful. I suppose that could also be true for just eighty percent of the theaters in the United States. Open to to make the film successful. This is a film with the two hundred million dollar budget and a lot of expectation even before there was a global pandemic and it certainly just doesn't feel like were close to being able to have experiences like going to movie theaters. I agree with that to me. It feels a little bit like a game of you know. I don't want to say chicken because I do think everybody's taking their responsibilities as seriously as they can. There's obviously like a lot of information that no one has but it really seems like on the one. Hand Warner Brothers is waiting for the local and state and regulations to be like okay. No you're movie. Theaters will not be open. That it won't be possible and I think the movie theaters that those local state regulation bodies etc. Like frankly have better things to do on or not worried about when movie theaters are going to be off and it's not the priority so it does just seem like a game of waiting for someone to blink. Finally because we're getting closer and closer to July seventeenth and it just doesn't seem like this systems are in place for this to be possible especially at the scale. That Warner Brothers has indicated that it needs in order to make ten successful. I thought a really interesting thing in that deadline piece that you mentioned was that it said that eighty percent of cedars need to be open including New York Los Angeles and San Francisco which are three of them major movie markets in the United States and three very large cities that have taken different approaches to how to manage this but are not immediately throwing open the doors to every single business establishment. So just from a practical sense. It seems like we're running out of time. I agree I as residents of California. I think it's safe to say that you know I'm grateful for how the the the leadership and the state has handled the pandemic but also they have been operating with an overwhelming sense of caution in all these issues and that has been met with some frustration by business owners by people who just want to go to the beach. But you know it. We're talking about two months. It's not a long period of time and the cases are still obviously piling up in this country. And so you're right that just from a very practical perspective. It seems unlikely at best that the theaters are going to open. And we'll get into this as we get deeper into. This conversation about the expectations are on this film and the expectations around the industry in general but the domino effect on this is is just extraordinary for what we talk about on this show every week and you and I can probably come up with top ten list until the cows come home and have a lot of fun talking about old movies and I cooked up to more ideas for stuff. I talked about last night and I think that'll be great to do. But the lifeblood of a contemporary film podcast Is Contemporary. Films is new films and the conversation that stokes new films and antennas is one of those movies. That if you if you if you dig this show on dig what we're doing and care about movies the way that we do it is. It is one of the key movies. It's one of the five key movies. It was going to come out this year. It is the kind of movie even though I personally am not always the biggest Christopher Nolan Fan. They're fun to talk about. You know they're they`re. They're really a gift and ten is an original film and it's trying to do something that even the movies that we have to drag with us through every conversation or the star wars movies or animated kids films as far as big tent pole stories. Go this is really the biggest and most unique in its way and so there's really there are no good answers. I mean you mentioned New York Los Angeles and San Francisco through the various reporting. We've seen that. There is there are already some guidelines for what a theater could do to open. Texas several weeks ago had the opportunity to reopen. Its movie theaters in some theaters that open. But that didn't mean that. Any of the notable studios. We're going to release their films into those studios. So that's the first thing the studios have to agree to start putting movies out. We saw last week that the forever purge the fifth purge film from Blunt House was taken from off the date of July tenth and is now indefinitely coming out. And that's just GONNA keep happening. You know the movies that are around attendant are also starting to move or starting to see August films move or starting this even September movies. Move into twenty twenty one and so because of that and because of these these guidelines that we're GonNa talk about. I seems unlikely. But I mean you. You cited some checkered seating here in the way that we would live in a movie theater if this were to happen what what has to happen here for this to work. We don't know what has to happen and this is what's interesting. Is that what? I'm in. A site? Checkered seating is a like a phrase that has come up in a lot of the industry reporting as as the trades are speaking with theater owners and trying to put together a Some guidelines but everyone is still figuring this out. Nothing has been officially announced the general understanding of what checkered seating is. And I'm quoting the Hollywood reporter here. Is that cedars could end up leaving every other row empty as well as keeping empty seats between patriots in alternating rows and and I think there would be a reserve seating element there. There is a reserve seating element to a lot of theaters already but enforcing where people can buy tickets and where people can sit and this seems to kind of be the consensus at this moment. In terms of what checkered seating is then there would be like increased sanitary measures throughout the theaters. Though you know. I think that'll be senior by Cedar Standard as to what they're doing and how they're enforcing it because there aren't a major guidelines coming up from above at this point so that to me is such a big question is like if even if the theaters are allowed to open. This is like an extreme amount of legwork. You know this is just a completely new involved. Expensive system that they have to put into place in order to allow a lot fewer theater people into their theaters and that takes time and resources Before you even get into questions of like quote consumer confidence or other issues. It's the same issue that is facing many restaurants around the country. It's the same issue that's facing. Many stores many businesses in terms of when they open. How will they manage the intake? And how will they manage the personal interaction that is necessary when operating a business? I think there's there's anxiety about running your credit card to recruit a card reader right now and concern about being able to sanitize your hands and wash your hands and Where mask and you know. I think there's also obviously an additional layer of liability concern given that if these movie theaters do open in July tenant does play and people go and there's an awareness of the film if someone if one person walks out of a movie theater and contracts the virus from another person who has gone to a movie theater. What does that mean for the movie theater? What does that mean for the filmmakers? What does that mean for the studio? What what level of responsibility and financial and legal liability to they have. I don't know. This is uncharted territory There is a this is a free country to some extent and given that. I think it's probably arguable about whether or not Businesses should should accept blame and responsibility for someone becoming sick in an environment like that It's not as if the movie business is the only business that is struggling financially. And so even though. That's the big focus of this conversation. Every business is going to have to consider these. I think that's completely true. I think there should and there's well and I just think that when we are trying to understand how Movie Theaters and studios are evaluating these decisions. You have to keep in mind that they are probably trying to do the math of what liability they're willing to accept And how they work it out against the procedures that they can put in place versus how they can put it against their bottom line And it's I I eh. Tricky dance and uncharted territory. So let's let's talk about that. That's the sort of uncharted territory. That comes with the checkered seating that you cited you know the economic feasibility of this is another factor. Obviously the budget on tenant is huge and the budget on a movie like Milan which is scheduled to come out shortly thereafter. Those are these are big movies that need not just one viewing repeat viewings from from fans film. That need you know Friday and Saturday nights sold out? We've seen like I said Dr in movies have been you know modestly successful. I have seized. The wretched has gotten a lot of press very small horror movie. That is you know. Made Eighty five thousand dollars across twenty one drive in locations. That's okay but eighty five thousand wooden cover the catering on the production of tenant. It's a very small sum when we're talking about these massive releases so in that deadline story. Anthony Del Sandro reported that the public comments by Disney Chairman Bob shape pack and cinemark executives cited that Making this theatrical business sustainable at thirty to fifty percent capacity is unlikely and with that checkered seating.
"christopher nolan" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"You're Bernie you're sitting there on wall. But Christopher Nolan movie The Sun rises in the West which means the first polls that close at eight. Pm are in California seriously. What if the first results had come in had come from California? Let's just play this in reverse so right away. A massive you know Bernie landslide in California and if they'd had voting machines at worked right if they had a real system set up to copy mailing ballots fortified million that had been sent in over the last few weeks. That's why you know I speak boy. When trump is trump has a field day with this stuff from the from the whatever the whatever that thing was that was called the Iowa Caucus. I couldn't get it right all the way to California or all all high tech in the world practically invented and exists in California. And they're telling us it may be another week or two before we get the final final results anyways. But let's say that didn't happen. Let's say the results came in on Tuesday night. Like they should have massive landslide. That's the very first thing you would have experienced in the in the first hour because no polls would have closed after that in the next date for another hour. So there'd be a full hour imagine the the Cable News commentators. Just just losing over gushing. This is amazing. The Sanders landslide in the largest state in the country in the in the in the most diverse state in the country a state. That actually isn't even white. It's it's like forty eight percent white in fifty two percent not white. It's a state of the teens. Latinas and and native Americans and African Americans and a lot of Asian Americans. I mean this is such a a stew of America that exists in California and the white people you know the the studios studio people the you know our agents there are white people and kill for him No I'm kidding of course but I'm just saying that that it's all they're young and old educated College Education High School Education. What if that had been the first state eight o'clock polls have just closed California? Oh my God Bernie Sanders has picked up millions of votes and and the Dow my God. He's got like two thirds of the delegates. No really really. Wow that's how it would have worked so you're asking yourself in that emotional state. It's it's Tuesday night and then an hour later an hour later. That big theme song comes in again. The book more polls have closed. Because it's now. Apm IN UTAH EIGHT PM IN UTAH. Oh my God Bernie Sanders won Utah Are you. Are you kidding me? One of the most conservative the Mormon state I saw book Bormann Bernie Sanders wasn't in there. You're telling me he won you. Yes yes report. Yes in fact. He won it by quite a healthy margin. Oh my that would have been state number. Two in the Christopher Nolan Memento reverse version if the if the sun instead of rising in the east rose in the West and went down I in the West and by APM California for Bernie Utah. Bring Away. We've got another state coming in Colorado Colorado for Bernie Sanders would've gone and then another hour goes by the polls have closed in Texas too close to call neck and neck too close to call burning in Biden. Wow Tell me how your night would've gone by that time because really at that point at least two or three hours. would have passed the Pacific Time Zone state was in the mountain time zone states. Were in in now. The central time zone was coming in starting Texas and with a lot of Bernie counties Practically every Texas county bordering the Mexican border was for Bernie Sanders. Wherever was poor or Latino. It was pulling for Bernie Sanders young people. Of course you know for Bernie Sanders. What if the night had started that way and by the time they got to announcing Oklahoma? Arkansas Tennessee Bernie would have had all these hundreds of delegates by then you would have felt a little better right so really. You're only a victim of the fact that nature set it up for the sun to rise I in the east and set last in the West and so you had to handle the news in the East West version. The boring film version. Not the Christopher Nolan way of telling the story sometimes I found that just just completely reversing reality in my head. I feel so much better all of a sudden. Have you ever done that where he just you know yes. I understand the miserable reality in. I've just decided at least in my head that everything I'm experiencing actually the opposite of what's really true. It's actually tried some time. It really starts to feel better. It's okay you know the S. and L. Mike. You can't do that because it's not really a life is doesn't matter how life is you. Don't get to have a say in it anyways at the time. So why don't you just create your own narrative? Yes you will have to deal with reality but the reality is going to be the same. Here's the that's the thing especially with these delegates especially these by the time they count everything. The final numbers are going to be the final numbers. So what would be wrong with you? Hearing the happy numbers I you. Don't somebody says well. I've got some good news and bad news. Which would you like your first? Which which person are you by the way each of us were all different right. You want to hear the good news I or the bad news. Unfortunately I always WanNa hear the news I just go ahead and sucker punch me and get get it out of the way and then I'll heal during the happy news but I think a lot of people wanna hear the happiness for kind of set the tone for the evening you know. You're all cuddled up on the couch with somebody love and got the TV on and California comes than Utah comes in comes and then and then Texas tight starts the field and then you're able to handle all the bullshit that comes from Arkansas Oklahoma and North Carolina. Virginia go ahead. Hit Me. Hit me because I'm still ahead. I got California Dude. I got half of Texas. I don't know you're welcome to use this technique. If you want it it it it. It may help with a drinking problem. It may help with whatever depression you're going through We do have a certain power over. Our feelings of feelings are not always the truth. You know that right just because you feel. It doesn't mean it's real it just means you're feeling it and maybe feelings are bullshitting you. Try that sometime. Say Fuck you to the feelings. I'm sorry I'm leaving my life a different way now by what my feelings are telling me. Here's here's some good news. I promise you some good news though. I want you to focus on some of these things and you know they do these exit polls. They asked people questions and so one of the questions that they ask people either going in or coming out of the polls they wanted to get a sense of where people are at with. Medicare for all You know are you for it Or or a it came so So would you. So the question was. Would you prefer government plan that guarantees healthcare for all instead of private insurance your beloved private insurance that we've been told hundred and sixty million of you love so much because she just love dealing with the insurance companies so so that was the question of people coming out of the polls are you for the Medicare for all government plan where everybody's covered and there's no private health insurance or are you for private health insurance? You support Medicare for all support or oppose right. I'M GONNA run down the states for you just so you hear that inspired in many of these states Voted for Joe Biden. But I want you to hear how the people fell on this particular issue and it mirrored many of the other issues that they were asked about here. You Go Starting with the first eight Vermont. Course Bernie State. Seventy three percent supported Medicare for all twenty three percent oppose that seventy-three twenty-three in Vermont. Okay maybe not surprising. What's next door to Maine mean you support? Medicare for all sixty nine percent said yes. Okay all right. That's fair. We're still up in the northeast You know that's you see how far main sticks out there into the Atlantic. It's IT'S PRACTICALLY. Europe aren't certainly if you can get the greenland. That's you know. Denmark think owns that thing. So you know the the big island trump onto by So they're European. So yeah they would they would probably support Medicare for all. Let's go to Texas. Are you ready for this one? Texas voters were asked. Do you support Medicare for all government plan? No private health insurance in Texas Sixty. Three percent of the voters said yes. I support Medicare for all thirty. Three percents I oppose it. Sixty three percent Minnesota sixty two percent support Medicare for all Colorado fifty seven percent. Oh now goes on. Suffers time in the fifties in Colorado. You'd think well it really well and you know they're all healthy out there. They hide the mountains and they smoke a lot of weed so out there. Maybe they don't get sick as much. Fifty seven percent though supported Medicare for all thirty six percent were opposed to California fifty seven percent support. Medicare for all thirty six percent opposed to North Carolina southern state fifty five percent in support of Medicare for all fifty five fifty three percent in support of Medicare for all Tennessee. Fifty two percent in favor of Medicare for all okay. But what about the really deep South Alabama? They've got against this right. No fifty one percent in Alabama want Medicare for all. They want a system that gets rid of private health insurance forty three percent in Alabama. Oppose it fifty one to forty three in favor of Medicare on Alabama in Virginia fifty two to forty five fifty two percent in favor of Medicare for all. And and and this is this is what you know. We always think messages Lisa my age you know people the grew up. You know when I did like the first voting in the seventies or whatever Thinking of Massachusetts remembering being such a liberal state in the Iowa Massachusetts. And this is. This is one of their one of our great states. Fifty percent in favor of Medicare for all they had the lowest number on Tuesday fifty percent forty five percent.
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"Is basically one long piece of anti-occupation propaganda he said christopher nolan insists the script was written before the movement even started that he was really inspired by dickens account to the french revolution this strikes me as disingenuous tenuous everyone knows hollywood scripts are rewritten continually over the course of production often to the point where they end up looking nothing like the original text also that in that when it comes to messaging even details like where a scene is shot like i know let's have the cop's face off with baynes followers right in front of the new york stock exchange or minor change of wording can make all the difference like let's change take control to occupy so what do you think i think that especially considering the other i don't think that this i i still don't think that no one was really trying to make politically charged statement here i think that a lot of what people are complaining about on the left i think is just kind of a result of clumsy world building in my opinion i kinda do thank you was trying to make a political statement i think yeah it's like it's it's the corruption inherent and some utopia building ideologies you know that are just there logical end i think he is kind of making a comment on that kind of stuff but it's because that the people that his calls to the people create unruly dumb mob and the fact that the world building doesn't make sense is what makes it what is what is what makes this reading ballot so let me go on with what graber says he says they're supposed to be a message we can all take home from this if there was it would seem to be something along the lines of this true the system is corrupt but it's all we have in any anyway figures of authority can be trusted if they have i been chastened and endured terrible suffering true there is injustice and its victims deserve our sympathy but keep it within reasonable limits charity eighty is much better than addressing structural problems that way lies madness i will say the movie i don't think is pro figures of authority it's pro batman atman it's pro there's vigilante outside the law the law is still totally corrupt while not really because i mean in that last thing it's it's the police the just the good guys versus versus the revolutionaries which is weird it is a little weird that that does become muddled but the only because in the previous movies the establishment cops were always corrupt corrupt in the dark night i think the difference is they're following batman now that's the difference they're no longer chasing batman they're following the vigilantes order order based on the argument it's not that batman in in the police are joining up together it's that the police are following batman into battle and i mean what about reading that the bannon his group is like antifa or antifa or whatever the fuck you know and i didn't exist like when push comes to shove batman and uh-huh fucking the cops were like well we don't get along usually but this group of fucking people are tearing shit up in the name mm of utopian glory we gotta take care of them i mean i think at that kind of rubs people the wrong way too because you know depending on how you look at that group what do you think about that i mean i think that that didn't exist in twenty twelve antique has been been around since early the two thousands if not longer black bolt blocked tactics and stuff have been around forever but like i knew people antifa in at UT when we were there in two thousand five so i mean it's been around but i don't know if it was a direct one to one at that point because they definitely have a higher profile now but like like like yeah i didn't know like the whole world trade organization and stuff like the the riots winless zad i was like two thousand nine hundred ninety nine i mean like this i was like i was like twelve years old man i remember that no i'm not trying to dismiss what you're saying i just haven't thought about it yeah yeah yeah so one last thing i'll read so he says conversely why does bain in wished lead the people into a social revolution if he's just going to nuke them all in a few weeks anyway again it's anybody's guess he says that before you destroy someone i you must give them hope so as the message that utopian utopian dreams can only lead to nihilistic violence presumably something like that but it's singularly unconvincing since the plan to kill everyone came first the revolution was a decorative afterthought i thought i don't know i i'm kind of when tommy you said that it was them writing themselves into a whole i don't even care if you're christopher nolan the script script has to be done in a certain number of weeks because i gotta start shooting i don't know i think that it's just messing yes i do too i think i think up themselves into a hole and how do we get out of this yeah yeah this literal lazarus pit yeah so another conservative a conservative commentator who really likes it says that it is a bold apologia for free market capitalism one that not only offers a graphic depiction and stinging critique of the tyranny and violence inherent in every radical leftist movement from the french lucien to occupy wall street which also plays home osh those self reliant rugged individuals who find redemption in the harsh circumstances of their lives rather than allow those circumstances to meyer them and resentment that's one perspective another one says this is christian toto says it's impossible not to feel no one's discussed at occupy wall street st of movement which the film paints both incoherent and violent and as both incoherent and violent courtesy of a class warfare villain armed with nuclear weaponry do you think that it really is anti-populist i i mean i think ryan says it is i think it's probably just like he really likes dickens i mean he's whatever like sort of british or he is british he likes dickens he wanted to make an epoch he had already talked about terrorism and even even have autopilot hadn't happened yet he knew that there was some a lot of talk about economic inequality in the zeitgeist and so he probably decided to do a tale of two cities and then occupy wall street happened maybe he thought he could ignore it maybe it was just messy from the beginning maybe he did change things i don't know i mean it seems like he's against all all systems so yes he's against you know baynes you know socialist movement he's against you know the police force this corrupt police force he's against you know i mean they have the president on on and then may dismiss a we're screwed and i mean he's against all sorts of i think organizations that try to curb to curb us i guess yeah i think he i think it's pro with authority i mean at the end of the day like like batman is an like he's an authority figure for criminals you you know like that's outside of the law so like and i think at the end of the day like that 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"christopher nolan" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!
"Bill Pryor promises, then it's something they're like, they won't say, but it's like a really upscale place on Malibu, you're like? Yeah, it's like fucking thirty grand a month to. So I would do that shit just so that my family would put me in there. Hello. I have a problem. Good. I'm like, guys, I'm going off the rails. I need to go to promises, and that's the only way that you can get like frigging break, dude. So now you know, he's in rehab. Again, this is this is this is trip number three that we know of. It's on the record, probably six or seven of these little guys out there though. Rehab drips out there somewhere for sure, for sure. And. It's just fucking sucks. Man. Let Ben live hashtag, let Ben live his life garner line. He would've pounded out another fucking awesome movie. If you think about it when he was sober, that's when you decided to be Batman, terrible decision, terrible. He's not. He's not a good Batman now that that franchise after Christopher Nolan bounce, let's face it. You had who is Batman before. Bail Christian bale. Amazing. I don't know. He's one of the one of the best in you have Christopher Nolan do arguably one of the greatest directors of our time doing it and then you had, you know, heat ledger in there. You had Cillian Murphy like way. Awesome. And then this new wave took over it where it was, you know, Batman versus superman garbage, right Justice league garbage. You could tell in every single interview that he wanted out of Batman more than life itself. Maybe maybe that's what was his final cry for help. I'll be the. So do your kids even care that you're Batman, how do your kids feel about you being Batman schools thing I've ever done. That's the only the only time I've ever thought it was cool about man, and he just like every time that question comes, it's just a little piece of him inside dead Rops through his ashes ground, and he's just. Oh, yeah, they don't care. You know, I'm just dead at some of them. Everyone gets the question right. Everyone kids feel about you being superman or or when it's two answers either. I'm just dead to them and they don't care or not care less or or this is the coolest ever been as a kid a about any my movies for this great. I got a picture with SpongeBob and now I'm yeah. So selfishly, I look, I want him to get cleaned for thirty days at least and then get out of there. Try to keep this some hiking pictures, whatnot, blah, blah, blah for six months. And then. I want to see him back on the song his face off, the other things you gotta let them smoke, I think, is the deal. He was baby for a while. Yeah, I know a guy like that can't be full on be able to in the contract, whatever contract he has with Jen, which he definitely has one, he needs to be able to smoke everywhere. And that just needs to be like his thing like, hey, guys, I'm a smoker agree and maybe give me some pills. Everyone's. His thing is the booger sugar, though he likes booger sugar who he doesn't want to be totally sober all the time, which like. That would suck way any who's any who's gonna fuck sponsors, man. Those, right. Oh, we could lose Spencer. This show to be on the air man. I just went on, we went on Ben tirade is what.
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"Yeah probably i mean very few people like i think dunkirk through so there's so few there's little dialogue in that movie and it's basically one to our montage of you know yeah i've earned that says i saw dunkirk in seventy millimeter that they were handing out like the the the medium means a lot to him yeah and he's one of the few people that really uses editing does new shit with it every time i mean every one of his movies kind of does that disjointed time i feel like those people the early nineties filmmakers with tarantino and chris nolan i guess if you other in fincher and stuff and soderbergh were all using were making their movies out of order and then christopher nolan seems to be one of the few people out still keeps doing it which i don't know why more people don't do that shit because it's so it's you know an otherwise normal movie told a linear fashion can be way more interesting if you've chop it up like christopher nolan does like he'll do it from seem to seem to that's why this movie's the editing is yeah really awesome yeah i mean i even have a meditate on dunkirk which probably is not probably not appropriate for the dunkirk wait for the way for this james is like what fucking podcast all right so that's that's it for my medicine spiel but i just gotta say like when you look at it through this frame of reference every time you see a dramatic shadow every time you see something that perhaps violates your logic of what you know real reality is i find myself always asking like okay this is a cinematic technique it's dramatization through you know stark lighting or very deliberate dramatization and i find myself asking is this filmmaking technique or is this indication that it's a dream that that suspension of what which is what makes this film fund for me to watch it's like i it set itself up in a way to where may ever like literally it's about cuts it's like every cut you know makes you as suspect because you're like this movie's about getting in the middle of situation you know and if i can just defend myself you don't know where you are the meta reading about like especially.
"christopher nolan" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"All obviously a couple but the number one yeah people i've never met or even seen in person okay character oh i i have a keretapi disciple get into it after we don't have done when are temperate at salmon katrina out lander our clarin jamie i don't think i can be in the room i don't think you can either msdos on the christopher nolan i'm very there's a lot of overlap between our durum chris renaud and found sewer you most excited about i know i haven't you can't pick a fait tampa favorite who i don't even idle no i mean i think all this coming to mind is how silly like talking to a craig robinson and i'm scott ob gyn that'll be like the will noninert exactly silly ones zia we're talking to a bunch of a huge castorama the walking dead and alexander outweigh lender now under and our trust me there it's all our content is going to be i believe on wooden tv's facebook page is probably the place to facebook youtube twitter okay for taking over okay follow me on twitter josh horowitz on a post all the stuff all point you in the right direction follow sammi sammy heller at the white semi with the wind of so yes fall are adventures in comecon we're gonna be going to be great exhausted in a good way talking to all the cool folks um so yes i guess that with without any further you let's get to the main event which is cause for nolan ridiculous dunk ulises he's an amazing filmmaker and go check out dunkirk it's out this week it is a truly an event film we're seeing on the big screen and enjoy this conversation he's uh he's one of the best out there.