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"coen" Discussed on Uncovered Cinema Podcast
"I WANNA. Do Scorsese but that's such a film student teaching one to do. It's OK rabbit hole, but he is, he is the reason I got into filmmaking. Yeah! Like, I was watching Jean. Leave it or not somebody gifted the. Director masterclass and he was the one that taught the masterclass. Yeah, and I wanted to watch it I had no aspirations of being a director being in film or anything at this point, I just wanted to watch it and he. His love for film, making his love for the movies really. Inspired me and made me want to right. So I mean we could do that. We talked about him. I'm ready. Let's do it's a big one at the study up for the Scorsese Yeah Master Causes Pretty, especially appropriate in a pandemic times. I WANNA learn how to do urban gardening. Nice stayed. Allies masterclasses I did. These master classes I did the Gordon Ramsay Cook, one that was. That was really just he him berating you for eight hours. Pretty much yeah. Pretty much. You're doing it wrong stupid. Stupid stupid. All right well until next week Sundays. Seven PM Pacific Center time. We're doing seven o'clock dreaming You can get just on twitter TV. Facebook at uncovered cinema all tags. I'm kind present. We're going to be on Youtube we are going to this is the first episode is GonNa be recorded in streaming from there as well as coming to you very soon. UNCOVERED CINEMA DOT COM which we're in the process of buttoning up all the little. Zippers. That's to euphemisms. Putting everything altogether and we. We have merged coming out as well as patriarch so. Excited Yeah I was. I was actually a little very excited nervous about this episode. Because I've had so many. We haven't ad campaign going out this day, and so many people have been like a good response, but my phone has been like a lighting up all day from it, and so like coming into this was actually a little bit nervous but I'm glad it went pretty well, and it's like an I can't see the statistics counters, so I hid it for my view so I don't have to like have stage fright. It's kind of. Nice went on a stage when he can't see anybody. Even if nobody's there. yeah, anyways, thank you so much. Guys for listening. To this has been this episode of uncovered somewhere. We'll see you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and if anybody saw my seven PM PS T. or ES, T I meant to say Pacific. So just. Yeah. That's something. That's on and then also I think timing. Because now I've never had to deal with the situation where I'm doing with viewers on in different time zones. You know so back so now we have to address what we're just going to have to say. seven PM. Nine PM, ESPN or something like that yeah. Or maybe like NPR. Go a little bit earlier to because then we can kinda hit A. Maybe might be too late for everybody on the East Coast. About. Something talked about exactly till next week. Then we will see you again. And then once again for those who are still on line here, you can look overheads. Our heads uncovered, ethnic fit dot com get fifteen percent off your order, and you can help. Pay For are expensive microphones that we need to continually. Maintenance and keep up with slow and keep doing the show. We'll see next week. Take care..
"coen" Discussed on Uncovered Cinema Podcast
"Yeah Yeah yeah absolutely, because look at Indiana, Jones right love. The Jones was written. By the director. Same with et same with. Star Wars Yeah Yeah. It's all the classic films that we know now. Were written by the director. Yeah, and that just shows that the writer is going to know the characters, the most most intimate, and that's who the producers and that's who the studios GonNa want. Directing these actors to make sure that they're portraying the characters as best as possible getting. The best performance out of them because I don't know about you, but if I wrote the peace and directed the peace. I'm going to work so much harder on that piece than I did if. I just came into some random guys film and he was I. Hey, can you be the direct here? Here's the stuff I'm still gonNA. Work hard on film, but I'm wondering harder on my own stuff doesn't make sense. Yeah, yeah, absolutely one thing. I'm learning right now. Making videos and stuff in. You're doing that as well is. Want you. There seems to be certain sacrifices that are made when you have a vision, and you start creating something, and you have this beautiful image of what you're gonNA. Make in your head, and then as things materialize. You don't have enough lights. Are the cameras not as quality as you hoped or the actors don't quite understand or something? All just kind of. De Materializes as you're going vision. And I'm learning more now that. You should focus on keeping that original vision like. At the cost of time or or maybe money if it's feasible. That you need to hold onto that original image, because if you liar self to make sacrifices here and there it's going to. It's going to chop will add up eventually, and you won't be left with what you started with at the end. Exactly, that's why the best person to direct it, unless it's just a phenomenally known director. That's a different story, but the best person space like typically to direct. Films especially Indie films are films like oh through the The circuit is the writer because they know what they need to change and what they can change for time and money, but also they know what they need. Absolutely one hundred percent keep to make the story make sense, yeah, and still have a good. Piece of Art? Yeah, well, that's that's interesting. We already got. We dug deep already in this one, but yeah so. Coen. Brothers and I think they're known mostly for their I. Don't WanNa say dark comedy because that's not a dark comedy they have, but let's say cold comedy. Yeah, it's more it's it's like. Quentin, Tarantino. Softened a little bit. Of Violence, but it's almost satirical. and. I've just I really researching this today I was. I started researching. Let's say as I do most weeks start. I started doing. Then I realized they just had a movie got released on Netflix, and so I was like okay I'm just going to. Get into the coned vibe a little bit here by watching just five minutes ten minutes. I'm going to keep studying. And I ended up watch watching the whole thing which led me to the start of this show so. Good it's. They have a thing like that drawing you in. All the movie is so great the movie so great. It's the ballard a buster scrubs, and that's going to be netflix skies. Yeah, that is such a good movie. If you like the Coen brothers comedy if you like. Western even a little bit even to laugh at them. We're going to have a great time watching this movie. They made it so well. You could tell it's something that they've been wanted to do. And it's. It's really just like A. Mishmash of a whole bunch of stories, but the only thing that has a commonality to is just kind of western, but yeah I read it when they when they were growing up. the that's how they got into film directing is is by picking up a camera in emanating their favorite shows of the time, and really this isn't that movie kind of encompasses. It's like an it's an old spaghetti western and. A whole bunch of different stories that were picked that you could tell they. They've been working on for years, and they just kind of. Mashed them all together into this like this fairytale book. off the off a dusty shelf type deal. It's really it was really cool. Yeah, and even going up to, and it's like I. Don't want to spoil the end for you, but yeah, there's this this. Ambiguity about how it ends which. it's not make sure released. Think yeah, yeah, and going back to like their other movies I was just thinking. It's not really it doesn't end the way that they're normal movies end because they they tend to follow like this. The short-form Stella storytelling of television back in the nineties, words like the end of the show always starts at the beginning of the like nothing really ever changes everything. Kinda goes back to normal at least in the form of of. The larger you get that sense that nothing has changed, even though the main characters are whoever they've been interacting with, might have been killed or something, but in the overall sense you. End of their movies. You don't you don't feel like anything has changed like I'm trying to think. Of. Thought, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. Yeah, that's not great movie of such. Burn after reading. It's just like even even it's if you haven't seen battery. It's Brad Pitt's fucking amazing. And George Clooney to and it's. The End. The CIA agent guy is like well. What did we accomplish air nothing so and that's it. That's the way they end. It's like nothing nothing even happened is. This whole which I about storytelling, because they basically told this whole story and nothing happened. It's this whole perceived. Buildup of like this guy thinking that the CIA is watching them, and he's all paranoid and shifting and like looking for bugs, and nobody gave a shit, and it's like a is like. Why would we be following a gym teacher like a? Fitness instructor or something and it's like. Yeah my God nothing happens. That's great storytelling if you ask me. That is really great. I love, Fargo Dude Fargo is one of my favorite movies done by the brothers because I mean it.
Leaf Botany - Shape
"It comes to leave talk and God knows I love Lee Talk. There are a little terms. Bandied around that you may or may not be familiar with. I'm going to run through some of them now just to give you an idea of the range of terminology that you can use to describe leaves. I mean why bother you can say well. Relief is round or it's pointy or it's holy. Why bother with all these specialists terms well part of the reason? Is that as you get more into this hobby? No doubt you'll start reading up online and in books about plants and you'll find these terms start to come up and learning. These terms just helps to enhance your understanding of what you're reading. So what are the some of the terms that you're likely to come across? Well let's start at the very basic level with the leaf walk makes up the structure of the leaf. Well the Lamma is the blade of the leaf. The flatbed the that we possibly most interested in and the stock he bit well. That's the patio but do remember not who plants have patios. Some of them joined straight onto the stem. And it's an adaptation that saves the plant some water and listen to bobby reminded me of another useful pair of words when describing leaves and that's back. Co and Adak seal yet. You have to have your teeth in when you say those the opposite of visit belief. That's the Adak seal and the underside. That's the AB axial again. You might come across that one when you are reading about plants and that just helps you to know what is what. And then there's a whole set of words just describing the shape of a leaf. I think you notice about relief. When you're looking at is is it. Simple or compound now simple while that's fairly obvious it just means the leaf is one whole thing together rather than having some complex design whereas a compound leaf well that's formed by a number of flits that join together and then attach onto the stem and there's a couple of different coins compound leads your probably going to come across in the House plan world. Probably the most notable is compound pommie now and as is often the case the clues in the name a compound Paul Mate. Leave looks a bit like a hand. So if you think of a horse chestnut leave or in the House Plant World Shuffler relief. You are along the right lines and you can. Of course get palm. Eight simple leaves think spicier Japonica for example. That's a great example of a leaf. It looks like a hand but it's simple. It's all one leaf. The other form of compound leaf ease the P. natively compound leave and I guess the best example I can think of this. One is the sensitive plant Mimosa. Puteh Co where the leaflets are. All arranged in a straight line out in the garden the best example probably is arose some of the names of quite poetic. Iran the like Peltier eight which means a leaf where the patio joins not the edge of the leaf but somewhere in the center like Mr Shanley compete to that I also like has state which means a spear shaped leaf so think of a Philodendron artem being the perfect example again the Latin telling you something about relief and then we have the wonderful Lancia late which means quite simply shaped like allowance so in other words it comes to a point at the end. So think about your busy Lizzie. Impatiens classic Lawns Hiller leaves there are loads. More LINEAR world best. The spider plants leads right. Best fairly obvious. And then you've got something like Hoya carrier with its OPD coordinator leaves which means that harsh eight with the stem at the pointy and rather than the other end. If you want to go deeper into leaf shape names then do check out the show notes. Broil include some links to some wonderful pictures and diagrams of different types of shapes and he can spend hours learning the all. But how is a leafs shape determined? Why is this so much variation? Well this was where I need to call in an expert. I'm Enrico Coen. I'm research scientist Jonas Center Well we try and study and understand how plant forms are produced. How leaves grow how flowers get shapes often look at around my growing collection of House Plaza? Just wonder the amazing variety of leave shapes demonstrated even in my body's collection do have any insolent for us about why certain leaves are shaped as they are what what is it. What are the factors that determined the shaper indeed leaf size leaves a fascinating terms of the as you say variety of shapes the produced and one of the big questions which we still don't know all the answers to is how these shapes generated manmade shapes? We have a notion of how we make a spoon or plate because there's next to hand off our own hand the the process but with a leaf as with most biological structures there is no external hand it all has to figure out how to produce these shapes internally and Just as in a sense you could imagine how just to we use the musical scale. A single musical scale can produce all the different music that we hear from symphony used concertos to pop music and yet it's the same notes. It's the way in which the organized and put together the generates this amazing Variety of music and the same way leaves have a set of basic ingredients. And it's the combination of these ingredients allows still many different forms to be generated so although he's Mabul variety forms underlying that Some basic rules to get combined and also some glorious ways to produce the shapes. We
11 Trivia Questions on Rick and Morty Episodes
"All right guys. Here we go. This one's called Rick and morty episode title references. So I'm going to give you the name of a brick and mortar episode and you me what that is referencing in some way. Sometimes it's a play on words or a parody of title so have fun with this one. Here's number one lawnmower. Dog Number One. Rick and morty episodes number one what is that referencing lawnmower dog number two is Anatomy Park Anatomy Park Number? Three raising gas rope. Zap number three raising gastropod number. Four morty night run number. Four morty night run number five. Total Rick all number five Total Rick. All number six. The rix must be crazy number six. The risks must be crazy number. Seven big trouble in Little Sanchez number. Seven big trouble in Little Sanchez. Number Eight Look. Who's purging now? Number eight lose pershing now number nine. The wedding squanders. The wedding squanders number ten Rick Manson the Stone Rick Manning the stone and the bonus question for two points there's an episode called the ABC's of blank fill in the blank. There's an episode called the ABC's of blank. Those are all your questions for Rick and more. The episode title references will be right back in just a second with the Zany answers are guys rick. And morty episodes number one. Let's see how you did. Number one was lawnmower dog which was a reference to the crazy nineties. Movie Belong Mower Man. Lawnmower man number one number two anatomy park was of course a reference to Jurassic Park welcome to Jurassic Park number. Three raising GAZ. Rob is a reference to raising Arizona. The Coen Brothers Nicholas Cage movie about kidnapping a baby raising Arizona number four night run as a reference to the movie midnight. Run with Robert De Niro and Charles. Grodin number four midnight run number. Five total recall is very close to total. Recall the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Total Recall Number Six. The rix must be crazy. Was a comedy kind of documentary style. Film called the Gods must be crazy number six. The gods must be crazy number. Seven big trouble in Little Sanchez was a play on big trouble in little China. Big trouble in little China number eight look who's purging now could be looked at as reference to the purge but more likely with that title. Look who's talking now number eight. Look who's talking now number nine. The wedding squad plays off of the wedding. Crashers the Vince Vaughn Owen Wilson movie number. Nine wedding crashers number ten Rick Manning. The stone is the Michael. Douglas Movie Romancing the stone about a romance author going on and adventure number ten romancing the stone and for two points. The Rick and Morty bonus question for two points there's an episode called the ABC's of Bath so there's a horror sequel horror horror sequel call the ABC's of death and their play on that is the ABC's of Beth. So there you have it guys a fun quick round on Rick and morning. We've got four more rick. And morty rounds to come in the near future so if you want some more rick and morty action make sure you subscribe to the show to never miss a new episode. We have a question of the day for you and that question of the day is hosted the first ever. Snl Live at home during the covert Nineteen Crisis of two thousand twenty. Tweet me your answer at Ryan. Buds or email Ryan buds a g mail DOT COM with that hosts name to be eligible for prize. Yesterday's questioned that answer was the new radicals for the people. Who had the song you get what you give and attributing name of today's Third World Country Grammar Third World country and country grammar from Nelly Nelly band-aid was that all about thanks. So much for listening guys. Thanks for telling a friend of. We'll see you tomorrow for more. Trivia with me cheers
Food Neighbourhoods: Fargo, North Dakota
"Diverse city instead people think of the Coen brothers cult hit film really more than this pop culture depictions it's a city with strong Scandinavian influence a booming community of artists and entrepreneurs and boy can you find some interesting society and do all within a close radius of downtown and the main thoroughfare known as Broadway strolling the main strip you'll be delighted by the Quirky Boutique stores there's one pulling Scandinavian goods another sprucing ethically sourced clothing delightfully wacky variety store come bookshop but before taking all of that in make a B will naturally so dig in and fuel up before you head out for your day of exploration now after you've had breakfast and spent the morning exploring the downtown region it's probably time to start thinking about lunch now much of North Dakota was actually settled by Scandinavian migrants in the nineteenth century so why not get a little more acquainted with that culture with a visit to sons of Norway has an old buick dealership this international Nordic fraternal organization isn't your most obvious Go-to for become lunchtime you're in for a trait with venue offering Norwegian dishes like Luda fisk which is a type of Whitefish Walleye another type of fish and a local delicacy you've left Sir a type of Norwegian flat bread and freshly baked fruit pies no sons of Norway isn't your cup of tea but chicken Matzo ball soup and brisket with Ramps Schmidt and pickled rhubarb that's not even mentioning their other specialty which is freshly boiled bagels what makes burn the delight though isn't just the food the space itself is actually pretty cool it's fitted out with vintage mid century furniture effortlessly taking one back to the fifties the sixties that even sell the definitive too often lunch it will likely be an afternoon activities such as taking in the local museums where the day began just off Broadway rub it straight is Ms Luna this joint simultaneously manages to be both upscale but approachable and relaxed here you can enjoy a seasonal menu that does meat especially well so introduce yourself to a quality midwest cut like the fillet mignon and Bison meat look
New York prosecutors subpoena Trump's tax returns
"Town president trump's tax returns remain a secret he's refused all calls to release them now prosecutors in New York if issued a subpoena for the president's taxes as part of a criminal probe into hush money payments the subpoena was sent to masers USA it's the long time accounting firm for Mr trump and the trump organization the Manhattan D. A. is seeking eight years of the president's tax returns according to a source familiar with the subpoena it was first reported in The New York Times the subpoena was issued as part of the district attorney's investigation into hush money payments made to stormy Daniels and other women to keep their stories from going public during the election prosecutors are examining whether the company falsely accounted for reimbursements to then trump attorney Michael Coen Steve casting down for ten ten wins wins news time twelve oh
'The Goldfinch' paints dull picture from prize-winning book
"Donna tarts 2013 book the Goldfinch won a Pulitzer Prize for its story of a boy whose mother dies in bombing. It is an epic tale of grief life abandonment friendship drugs and stolen painting of a Goldfinch now the Goldfinch has been adapted into a movie starring Ansel elgort Oaks vaguely Nicole Kidman Luke Wilson Jeffrey Right in Wolf Hart and Sarah Paulson. I'm Stephen Thompson this week on pop culture happy hour from NPR. You're talking the Gold Bitch of the movie movie and the book that spawned in here with me in the studio is very hardiman. Who was the books editor for Weekend Edition. Hello Bury. It is a pleasure to have you here. Also with us is writer Katie Presley Wrestling Hello Katy Hi there and also joining us writer Chris Clinic Hello Chris. I've seen Goldfinger a hundred times. I'm so excited to talk about so I'm not going to start with you and give you a couple of minutes to regroup start with Berry. You've read the book have and you've seen the movie. Would you think think well I will say that this movie suffers from something that I think often happens when you try to maybe be just slightly to faithful full to a in terms of literary adaptation the book which is a doorstop of a book and has so many places and plot points. If you reduce it down to its plot points it becomes a very and then this and then this and then this and then this and the movie to me felt very plop. PLOP PLOP PLOP plot plot. Here's a lovely actor plop. PLOP PLOP PLOP plot and in their ways in which you know as you read the list of actors in it and I heard Ansel elgort oaks vaguely. I thought well that sounds like a more interesting movie because it didn't it sort of lost some of its Dickensian deal of the book because it seems to me. Maybe you had a director who was so who wanted to be. He's just so faithful to the book that he he neglected to tell the real story of the book which I think you can do and lose truly like maybe half off of the plot. which in some ways is maybe how I felt about the book? I think Donna Tart is marvelous. I am a huge secret for history fan and this is a hard one to do. You're telling this story that spans a number of years and and that involves a lot of characters being played by multiple actors unless you are Nicole Kidman your role is is split between only do a roll if she can play a forty year span in a in a characters life exactly so so this is a sprawling story so to summarize a little bit of that plot boy named Theo he he is at a museum with his mom. The museum bombed his mother dies and feel winds up taking a painting from the museum and that painting has an impact on his life as the the movie follows him through his childhood and his young adulthood so there there is a lot there's a lot of character development to pack into this story and it sort of follows the the fate of this kid and of this painting Katie. Would you think a dark secret about me as a reader is I really am not generous wis.. It's morally questionable characters so I think in order like you're supposed to be in order to be an intelligent reader your supposed to appreciate morally A. and big. US or even morally repugnant characters because they're interesting. I can't stand them. I'm a nice person right like do do it in the streets apparently able in the sheets of a book. Yes the book. Write it on a bathroom. Okay life so what made the book interesting to me was that the central question of the book is a question of moral ambiguity like a boy away who is very recently concussed has just been in a has just been the victim of a terrorist attack plucks painting out of a museum because he thinks he's supposed post to because a dying man has told him to and then as he gets older he realizes what he's done and it becomes a dark web kind of closing in in on him what he's done and the sorts of people who want in on what he's done somehow the movie didn't capture that complexity to the character of Theo. I'm very judgy of unlikeable. Characters is the pithy way of saying it that is a fundamental part of who theo is is that the way that he processes the trauma of losing his mother and being in that explosion is by getting into some really shady stuff and I think the the elgort performance manages to lose that but also doesn't gain any charisma so felt like a very flat performance to me and not performance is central to you have to care about him if you're going to care about this story. He's the one that makes you believe that. The painting is magical. He's the one that makes you believe that the object of his affection is Helen of Troy like worth all affection and that his caretaker is as benevolent as he is. There's so much magic that the book has time came to expand upon through. Theo's is the movie didn't give you so. I came out feeling Gosh. That was awfully pretty gosh. I'm glad I read that Gorgeous Book Doc. Gosh why I'm hungry. It was long. That was the last thing hunger what you came out all right. How about you Chris Yeah. I didn't quite finish the novel before I saw the movie because it is a few pages shy of eight hundred pages so it is about three times the length of a typical novel so even a two and a half hour movie movie is a very hurried very condensed adaptation of this. I think I agree with with Katie's macro critique of how the you know. The movie tells the story and loses nearly all the subtext I sort I thought I would enjoy that more because Theo is the narrator of the novel and we get a little bit of voice over from him in the film but not very much not in his his head you know living with his perceptions the way you are for every word of this again eight hundred page book. I think this movie needed a director with a more a deft hand at combining time period. This is a you know a film and novel that jumps back and forth between our Neri narrators thirteen and when he's I dunno twenty eight or thirty or something Christopher Nolan is a director who does this this really well. Sorry I know always the person defending the Chris Nolan movie in this in this corner but he might have found a way to make it even longer that's not fair. That's got dunkirk but yeah but that thing that this film attempts were were were making the something that is chronologically prior to most of what we've seen gene feel like the emotional climax of the film that is the kind of card trick that he can pull off in this director John Crouch John Crowley who made Brooklyn which I which I like very much. That's a much much much simpler story. It's linear. I don't mean to diminish her or Sarandon's performance but I mean she's not morally conflicted in the way that that answer low Gorz that that Theo is in in this movie. I think that's a great a great adaptation this just I yeah it feels hammy plotting kind of workmanlike. I think it diminishes the book doc somewhat of the same reaction one thing that I kept thinking throughout this movie was why is this a movie and not and I don't mean like why is this a movie like why does is this exist. I'm not sitting there with my arms folded but I'm thinking why isn't this and this is this is gonNA sound counterintuitive. Why isn't this an eight hour series. Why isn't this I mean. This is Amazon Studios. They could have made this as a as a long form TV project and given the filmmakers time to dry out these characters a little a bit better. This is an epic story. This is seven hundred seventy three page book. This is a two and a half hour movie and the movie somehow feels both rushed and slow oh and that's a really tough combination because they're racing through all these plot machinations and I just kept sitting there and it felt longer than two and a half hours. I just kept sitting there thinking. I don't feel like I'm getting to know these characters. I can tell we're a long way from the ending and yet at the same time at weirdly weirdly doesn't feel like anything's happening even though they're so much plot I found the experience of watching the movie to be really frustrating as much as it. It is beautifully shot. I think there are some lovely performances and then I think it's very nicely cast think oaks vaguely as young was a non he was. Aso Oh he was also in Pete's Dragon. Which is I know I've heard the name oaks vaguely before I think he's terrific. I think fin wolf hard as the OS Ukrainian best friend and that he meets when he has been transported to the horrors of the outskirts of Las Vegas. He meets this. He meets this kid. Boris played by and Woolford who has really thick accent and I'm so used to seeing fin wolf heart in the movies or in stranger things but I thought that was a strangely lovely performance really affecting performance. I liked the child actors in this a little bit more than some of the grownup performances. There are all these little components of it that I like. It's shot by Roger Deacons. WHO's an amazing cinematographer awesome. I was kind of a standard with his credit came up at the end because this is not a movie that I mean it's mostly indoors it. You know it doesn't have the kind of big visas of movies like bladerunner when she finally went his Oscar for or you know sicario or the Coen brothers movies he's made but yeah I I was surprised because it just felt like TV for me and not you know not prestige. TV necessarily kind of well. I think wow I mean I do but I do think that's part of it as it did feel like it had the tone of like a like a big little lies tight type story and partly because it enter Cole Kidman but like it felt like it should be on TV. I think that's right because the book itself self is also incredibly episodic. You have and she does this. I mean this is a very secret history a little friend kind of thing to do where she is interested in the interplay of these different worlds of being in the busy the teaming space of New York and the upper east side and then being in this wasteland of Las Vegas and then being the places you go and her books and the way that like class and police and person rub up against each other is is very important and again every idea in this movie feels very unfinished. He obviously understood that thing about class that she's talking about. He understood the thing about you know first impression and art and an in how trauma plays but everything only gets a glancing blow and had it banned you know here is the episode with Boris in Amsterdam. Here is the episode bestowed with Boris and unless Vegas. I think you would have gotten a little more of that and you know what would have been really nice as you know because the book doesn't really have a doesn't land the plane really you're really just sort of circling over a philosophy rather than a a plot ending you would have given the viewer more time to develop it on their own so I I walked out feeling sort of confused and I didn't have that feeling of you know even though I did feel the book's ending is finished I i. I still felt that I'd had an experience of all these things. There was a lot to talk about. There was a lot to think about. I did not feel this here except there was a lot to love in the apartment. I do want to shoutout Oh. My God will be but also hoagies apartment beautiful. I liked all the apartments actually the glimpses you got of the Os the apartment art that deals with his mother and the barber's so the Barbara's are the wealthy family that I take. Theo in immediately after the explosion and e barber is he's a friend of the owes a classmate they were closer as young boys than they are now but they take him in and misses Barbara's played by Nicole Kidman. Who who I gotta say has never I'm not in a coal kidman person and so I think one of the places that this movie faltered for me is it she was like a black hole and the camera just rested on her face gazing at Theo thoughtfully and I was like this is wasted time is not an idea exactly and like that so much of how she actually acts through her cheek bones those are the antenna you know you're watching them for curry action and just like the little movements at the corner of her mouth and I don't Act Shoe Willie find that very interesting. I'm cheekbone person. I like a good cheek bone but it felt felt contractual. It felt like Ms Kidman requires no fewer than fifteen minutes of close up on cheek and the character both in I will say this. This is true in the book and the Movie Opens Up Santa Clara yes in her older age. She her family encounters major tragedy that that compounds the sympathy see that she was already forming for Theo but when we're talking about these weird drops into melodrama added melodrama that was not necessary because the story sorry could be dramatic if you let it breathe a little bit more so like too much time on Kidman. She did not work for me. I did actually like her at her oldest eight in the movie. I saw all of her performances written on top of each other. I saw in your wife like a close match of the way that Hart describes the character but you don't have to do it. Exactly the way tart describes the character you can cast someone else you go a different direction. You know you can still you. An adaptation is not a straight st translation right. I do want to say one thing because if people do not want to see this movie which I would certainly understand after this conversation I will say the book itself is one if those wonderfully meandering tales that actually benefits from the time you spend reading it you know you dip into it for a new episode and the writing eating is absolutely incandescent the descriptions of the furniture the look at Las Vegas the even the descriptions of some of the emotions like the tears ears that fall out of his face that are unconnected to I mean they're they're all of these moments in the book that really stick with you and I will say I do think it is absolutely worth whatever time time you put in to this book too so I agree. I just you
Documents on Trump ex-lawyer's porn star hush payment to be released
"Going to learn the details today apparently of what president trump's former attorney told prosecutors is fox's colonel Scott today the American people will get to see for themselves Michael colon's allegations against president trump U. S. district judge William Pauley decided yesterday the documents in the Coen campaign finance fraud case we'll be unsealed this morning the case outlined information on payments Colin said he oversaw the porn star stormy Daniels and playboy centerfold Karen McDougal both say they had affairs with the president before he won the election the president's lawyers back his denials of the relationships and say he was never involved in any campaign
Trump claims Michael Cohen asked him for a pardon
"Things before congress Cohen was clear. I have never asked for nor would I accept a pardon from President Trump. But later his team acknowledged Cohen had the in fact asked his lawyer to reach out to the president's attorney Rudy Giuliani to discuss the possibility again, the former lawyer for President Trump Michael Cohen, he denies asking for presidential intervention. He has pleaded guilty to line to congress a backup President Trump's own stories. Meanwhile, Coen's Representative Lanny Davis has had to walk back and amend many statements about what Cohen new and
Impeachment Begins, Sort Of
"So I think that might be Cohen will only be ineffective witness to the extent he's independently corroborated either by other testimony, meaning verbal testimony or by documents or both because he's got an awful history. Now that doesn't mean that everything he says is ally. But what it does mean is that you have to corroborate him. And I think any any prosecutor at certainly someone as careful as skilled and as objective. As Bob Muller would never use someone as Michael like Michael Cohen unless he could crop rate them. And I think in general the same thing about the folks at the southern district, and she this this is the problem here. Remember, what all the spin was on bubbler going back only two weeks ago? We don't have to go that far back Democrats were saying that in the Manafort situation and the Coen situation in the Roger stone's situation that all of Bob molars allegations have multiple corroborating witnesses. All of Bob Mueller's charges or not based on one person. But on three four or five people that Cohen himself by himself as unreliable Cohen by himself could easily be dismissed as liar saying with Roger stone, Roger stolen could be dismissed buzz Aligarh Jerome Corsi, whoever. But there are multiple people who can paint the picture multiple people filling in the billings, multiple people back in each other up through separate independent investigations. So to have built that entire case into trotted out. Michael Cohen last week for Democrats to now be saying, hey, we gotta do this ourselves. Pretty big indicator. They're not going to get what they thought from the the Bob Mueller investigation that all of their hype about the Mueller investigation really doesn't live up to it. Now. One more clip Sarah Fagin is she's a Republican right of center strategist, not a Trump fan on with George Stephanopoulos over the weekend. Only the rest of the extent to Matt's point. If there is some real they're they're in and right now, we don't have evidence of collusion. Most Americans manafort's evidence of collusion. Will you have manafort's crimes, but that doesn't necessarily extend to the president. And we'll see what the mullahs report says, but one would think after a year, plus eighteen months, we would see something if it was directly connected to the president
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump And President discussed on WFTL Programming
"Michael Cohen spent three days testifying before congressional committees Tuesday and Thursday where. Behind closed doors Wednesday was the public hearing and Pamela Brown reports the president's former lawyer of testimony that could open the door to more investigations shame on you, Mr. Jordan heated hearing on Capitol Hill as Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen basis off with house oversight committee members Democrats wanting to dig into Cohen validations, President Trump told them to commit crimes did the president have an involvement. Yes, indirectly you to do this. Yes. And Republicans attacking Coen's credibility. I'm concerned about your life day long hearing starting with Cohen dropping bombshell accusations against the president and his opening statement. I am shamed. Because I know what. Mr. Trump is.
Top takeaways from Michael Cohen's testimony
"Today, he answered questions about Trump's communications with Roger stone relating to WikiLeaks about hush money payments to stormy Daniels about possible tax fraud about his own personal credibility and plenty more. So let's break down. What's new what's an actual legal liability for Trump if anything, and of course, the politics of it and here with me to do that our editor and chief Nate silver comes down. It's going well here in spent all day watching television. I guess it is my job. Yeah. Yeah. How was it? I'm one of those people where I like go to a museum like after the first hour, my eyes start to glaze over here. He lose concentration. Well, I think actually part of the problem is I think it got more interesting at the end toward the end because in part because you have all these old fogies who like are not asking show. Questions or grandstanding right toward the end. You had from I think both Republicans and probably more. Democrats more sharp lines of questioning more interesting things to say more differentiation. And so I think people should tune in for the for the second half. All right. We'll get more into that momentarily. But also here with us. Our senior writer Perry. Big junior Perry. How's it going? Hey, good to be with you. Thanks for joining us. And also we have five thirty contributor and legal reporter Amelia Thompson devoe him Melia. How's it going? Alan let's start with you a meal of the person who's helped us track. What kind of legal liability is on the table for Trump? Did we learn anything new regarding any possible criminality in anything that Trump did as either a candidate or as president today? Well, see we did get a clarification on one important thing. Which is the question of what happened with Michael Cohen's testimony previous testimony to congress, and whether the president directed him to lie there had been reporting from BuzzFeed saying that Trump had told him to lie to congress, which is a crime. And then there is a sort of immediate question about whether that reporting was true, and it seems based on Cohen's testimony that it was sort of partially true. Trump didn't come up to him and say, hey, I want you to light a congress. So it's not clear what my role was. In the Trump Tower Moscow deal at at a moment when it wouldn't look good for me, politically, but he sort of told Cohen to do it and not so many words in an indirect way. And the question the center, which that is illegal little bit more up in the air, but it's important to have sort of that clarification, at least based on Cohen's testimony. And then there were a couple of really interesting moments where Cohen got asked questions about the investigations in the southern district of New York. And those are the prosecutors that folks may remember had initially charged Cohen with campaign finance violations and other crimes back in August and cone, which sort of stop, and I can't talk about this because it relates to an ongoing investigation. And he even indicated that he's he's still cooperating with prosecutors in the hope of potentially his cooperation lessening his. Sentence in the futures. So that was really interesting sort of suggested, we know that prosecutors in New York are looking into the Trump organization's role in those payments or potential role and the inaugural committee. And so it was interesting to know the Cohen is still working with them. And of course, raises the question about what he might be telling them. So those are the headlines in terms of legal liability for Trump, which is I think perhaps what the Democrats were most interested in today pair, you've also been following these investigations what stuck out to you either from a legal standpoint or a political standpoint from a legal standpoint Amelia's hit about some things that might be different threads. But nothing jumped out in terms of the with the New York prosecutors investigating or in terms of Muslim militant getting imparted that think at times Cohen hinted. I can't talk about certain things because they're still in legal limbo. I think he was limited in that. In terms of the politics of are. Or the health? Congress handle that I was struck by two things. One is not shocking. But the Republicans members below time attacking Cohen calling Cohen Aligarh, and pointing out how much he had lied didn't really Cohen has some great detail in criticizing the president's behavior and conduct. That wasn't a lot of pushback against that. The Republican members themselves seem to concede a fair amount of it. And then on the democratic side. I did get the sense that they they they didn't really use the time very much. I didn't think to any new details to our overall understanding of the Russian story or Trump overall. I'm not sure that I think Cohen calling his former boss racists. And a conman cheater was interesting, but I'm the Democrats. Nestle told us much new in in the last four or five hours. Once Coen's opening statement was given what's your top line? Takeaway. Can make a non top line point. I yeah. About the BuzzFeed story because
Donald Trump, Michael Cohen And Trump Tower discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Racist. Conman cheat these the words Trump's former lawyer and fixture Michael Cohen is expected to use today to describe the president during his public testimony before congress, according to his prepared remarks released late Tuesday night Cohen will say Trump knew in advance about WikiLeaks plans to release leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee. Cohen says he personally witnessed a phone conversation between Trump and his longtime adviser Roger stone. He's also expected to provide a check proving Trump paid him back for hush money payments, made to stormy Daniels over their alleged affair Cohen's written testimony also covers financial information related to Trump's businesses and taxes and recounts multiple instances of racist comments. I Trump Coen's remarks also revealed Donald Trump junior likely which involved in arranging the two thousand sixteen Trump Tower meeting to possibly chain dirt on two thousand sixteen presidential rival Hillary Clinton, and then he informed his father that the meeting was all set Democrats have accused Florida congress member and Trump ally Matt gaetz of witness intimidation after he appeared to threaten Cohen on Monday. Saying in the now deleted tweet quote. Hey, Michael Cohen, do your wife and father in law. No about your girlfriend's. Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if show remain faithful when you're in prison, she's about to learn a lot he said. Michael Cohen's remarks also revealed Trump faked a medical condition to get out of the Vietnam war draft. And that Trump told him, quote, you think I'm stupid, I wasn't going to Vietnam
Michael Cohen House testimony: what to expect
"Today is the first of three days of hearings that involved Michael Cohen, aka the rat. At least according to his former boss, President Trump today. We've had L E Hoenig of CNN legal analyst to give us kind of a preview of what we're going to see and the importance of it. And if I can't Elliot can before even getting into the specifics to what degree are these genuine hearings? I mean, everything in Washington is so thoroughly partisan, you know, which way each side's gonna vote anyway, don't you? Well, they're genuine hearings, but they will assuredly be very partisan isle. There's not going to be a vote at the end of this. This is a factor gathering hearing. I come from the criminal courts where you operate with a strict set of rules of procedure and rules of evidence. And you have a judge jury. We're going to have none of that all of which I think will contribute to the circus like atmosphere that we're going to see you're going to see presidents longtime personal attorney basically open game for a group of partisan politics. Both ways and all have their agendas, and they will all be looking to score points. Well, let's look at how they do it. If I'm a Republican I turn around. And I say, why do you want to believe this guy? This guy's already been convicted. He's a convicted felon. Yeah. The Republican attack is going to be very predictable. It's going to be the same way that defense lawyers attacked cooperating witnesses at criminal trials. It's going to be he's he's a liar. He's an admitted criminal throw them out the window. The president's already done the Sarah Sanders issued a statement this morning that was the most predictable statement ever where she said exactly that about Michael Cohen. I think it would be a little bit more credible for people on both sides of say we'll see what he has to say. And we'll assess it, but when you're announcing before he spoken one word that nothing. He says is believable. I think you undermine your own credibility Democrats on the advising the Democrats. I would say don't embrace this guy. Don't try to make him out to be the messiah earn angel. He's none of those things he's badly flawed individual. He's an admitted criminal. These are the kind of witnesses. We used to build cases row when I was a prosecutor. But that's how the system works. And the thing that I would tell the Democrats to focus on his focus on the facts. I don't think we need to get into all the personal stuff every little peccadillo that Trump had facts and things that can be verified or proven with documents or other evidence. Understood. But as far as the evidence is concerned there. No rules on evidence. Right. You can put anything in. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, it sounds like Michael Collins actually going to appear with documents. I don't know if he's been a briefcase and sort of pop them out. But correct. I mean regular court they would have to go through a process that the prosecutor would have to offer them into evidence. The judge would review it the defense would object. Another judge would say it's in out. There will be no such thing when Michael tomorrow. So it's going to be wild west. All right, there are three different meetings that are going to take place today. We've got the Senate intelligence committee tomorrow, the house oversight committee and then on Thursday, Adam shifts committee, the house intelligence committee of the three the one that would probably get the most attention and tell me if I'm wrong Elliott would probably be the one tomorrow. Because after all it's going to be the only public one hundred miles. We may get leaks and secondhand account of what's happening behind closed doors, knowing congress, I would expect that but gosh, I mean, Michael Collins going to be sitting now there's going to be. Cameras in his face. He's going to be answering questions directly from the committee members. It's going to be a show, and yeah, that's where all the attention is going to be it's going to be a show. And what meanwhile at the same time, you've got the president of the United States sitting down with Kim Jong UN in Vietnam. And they'll probably be a split screen, which one goes, I, you know, the president's going to not be able to help themselves from watching Cohen interesting. I think it's twelve hours different. So it'd be at Phnom. So I think the Coen if he devise all day that's going to be through the night in Vietnam. But I saw a report earlier today that somebody says the president's planning to stay up all night and watch Cowan, and we know he likes his cable news. So I believe that well as long as FOX's there. That's not a problem CNN. He criticized. I know CNN is yours. How how could he not love CNN because he had Jim Acosta? That's his favorite reporter, isn't it? Sure. But sometimes it's obvious. He's watching you'll see an anchor say something, and then they'll jump on and say fake news. Hey, you know, it's one more viewers with me we're talking with Elian Hoenig CNN legal analyst. Let's talk a little bit about what they're trying to figure out for one thing. It's fairly obvious people are gonna zero in on these two payments made to the two women to kind of make sure that they weren't part of the actual campaign. They get to the bottom of that. I think so I think Michael Cohen is going to have chapter and verse on that every cooperator and considering cooperator analogous to want somebody who used to be involved in criminal activity with the person there now testifying against there are things that cooperator was directly involved in. And there are things that are cooperator may have only known a little bit or piece about this is the former this is going to be he was right in the middle of making these hush money payments. He should be able to detail not just President Trump's involvement, but the involvement of other organs. -secutive Z evolvement of David pecker in the payment made to Karen McDougal. He should have chapter endorse on it. I'm expecting probably has documents that communications on that as well. Well, is there any question? I mean, let's be realistic. You really going to turn around and pay money to these two women? If it wasn't at the direction of the president. Why are you doing it? What do you have a charity there? Well, I guess the argument would be these were people who were looking out for my interests. And I was running a large campaign at the time. And I don't know everything everyone is doing I just know people are out there trying to protect me. But the trick there is the legal defense that we've heard this from the president and his legal team is dispute that these payments happened they say, but it wasn't connected to the election. It was connected to protecting the president from these what they call false allegations. But personal embarrassment family embarrassment, and that's an important legal point because when John Edwards. We're remember. John Edwards ran for vice president he was a Senator from North Carolina. He was charged with the very similar crime. He had paid hush money to his mistress. Who had he had a child with? He was tried for that. And he was acquitted on most charges and the jury hung out others because the key point is it's only a campaign finance. Violation. If the payment was designed in large part to protect the person election. And so Edward defense was no it was primarily intended to protect me and my family fucking delegation. It wasn't really election connected. Well, first of all John Edwards allegedly gives pecker the opportunity to say see we were real paper. We broke that story and number two John Edwards is different. Because in this case, what else would it have been used for other than a campaign thing? I mean, otherwise, why would Trumpcare about these women and the timing is so telling here because the alleged affairs happened many many years before and the payments are made just a couple of weeks before the election. So I think that's hard to explain I think Edwards. The timing was not nearly so clear, I think in fact, I think the payments continued after he was out of the campaign. So there was a better argument there that they were not related to the campaign and one of the other really good questions. You ask is the Trump or anybody else ever talked to you or your lawyers about the possibility of a pardon Michael comb. What do I say that I think that's important point? There's been indicators out there that the president has dangled a partners people like to put it to Roger stone to Paul Manafort, and you can see it in his tweets. Right. He tweets out at Manafort and stone a brave and they've gotten backbone because there's staying silent. Meanwhile, when Michael Cohen cooperates tweets calling him a latte, which I I take that a lot of offensive that having prosecuted real cases, I did mafia cases here in New York. And that's a term that gets people killed. I mean, that's what mob bosses say I've done cases where people murdered other people because they thought they were rats. So for the president of the United States to say that is way out of line. I guess it all boil down to the very end when he takes off his shirt and if he's got an actual full tattoo of Donald Trump. That may have to come off. There's a name for that. You know, what that would be called, namely,
Michael Cohen's DC circus to begin Tuesday with secret hearing
"President Trump's former personal lawyer. And so called fixer is facing three grueling days on Capitol Hill. Michael Cohen goes behind closed doors with the Senate intelligence committee today, he will be star witness in an opening hearing of the house oversight committee tomorrow and on Thursday Cohen has a private session with the house intelligence panel Cohen is facing prison time after pleading guilty to lying to congress tax fraud, Bank fraud and campaign finance violations. The campaign finance charges involving Coen's hush money payments. The two women before the two thousand sixteen presidential election
Judge grants Cohen's request to delay prison sentence
"Speer. A federal judge has granted a request from President Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to push back his day. To report to prison is NPR's. Ryan Lucas explains. Cones now scheduled surrender may six two days later than previously ordered Coen's lawyers say in a letter to the court that Cohen recently, underwent a serious surgical procedure. Requires physical therapy. They also say Cohen anticipates being called to testify before three congressional committees. At the end of the month, preparing for that will take time and energy. They say and limit Cohen's family time before the original date to report to prison Cohen has already postponed three planned appearances before three congressional panels. Coen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations lying to congress and financial crimes. Judge. William pauley. Sentenced him to three years federal prison starting March sixth. Now, paulie has granted Cohen a two
Trump Says He Didn't Ask Whitaker to Change Hush-Money Probe
"Trump is rejecting a new report about him allegedly asking former acting attorney general Matt Whitaker if a change could be made in the investigation of Michael Cohen at the White House on Tuesday, Trump called it fake news. More fake news fake. There's a lot of fake news out there. The New York Times says Trump asked Whitaker if he could put US attorney Jeffrey Berman in charge of the Coen probe Berman is a Trump ally. Who runs the southern district of New York, but he had recused himself from the Cohen
Trump denies report on hush money probe
"The New York Times says Trump asked Whitaker if he could put US attorney Jeffrey Berman in charge of the Coen probe more from CNN's Jake tapper with one of the authors of the times report Meg. Haberman? Multiple sources told you and your colleagues the President Trump asked Whitaker to have US attorney Jeffrey Berman unr- accused himself. So he could oversee the southern district of New York's investigation into then candidate trumps role and silencing women with hush money payments this request. This is one in a pattern. Exactly, right, Jake. I mean, the president as he literally are, you know? It's a word that he and the turn to it's not even a concept. I think that I had heard of before his presidency, but we know that in two thousand seventeen the president was very laser focused. Jeff Sessions recused the multiple times. From is from the Russia probe and overseeing it attorney general in this case, the president called that Whitaker. Who has we have all reported multiple times, you know, an ally of the president's out from it was possible for Jeff ferment? The district attorney to us on the Michael Cullen probe which he is from. That was able to go anywhere. We know that certainly there have been some concern by Whitaker and some other officials DOJ about SDN why and what they were doing with this would occur had used the term adult supervision with people describe what the need, but to your point this fits the pattern of the president looking to get somebody who he believes a loyalist who he believes he'll be an ally. Whether they will or walk, but who he believes can be more helpful to him overseeing an investigation that touches on them. And we should point out that US attorney, Geoffrey Garin has an excellent reputation. There's no evidence that he would carry out the president's orders had he recused himself that we should know you also write about a lawyer for President Trump reaching out to the legal team for his former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, and for Michael Flynn to discuss possible pardons, something the president has not ruled out at this point both Lena Manafort, having chastised by the judges in their cases for for lying there facing serious jail time your story really lays out a his. Three of I have to say unprecedented behavior for sitting president of the United States. It is. I mean, certainly we we can't think of any other situation either with this MS length of time or durability with these kinds of activities going on the defense from the president's lawyers is all within his power. And so these executive branch, you know, when it comes to things like asking about what she does titled ask about what situations are their argument. Is that doesn't constitute an order, even if that did take place. And that's usually the couch these things, but certainly we are in uncharted territory. Tat's Maggie Haberman of the New York Times speaking with CNN's, Jake tapper the president's reaction to her story gave you that? This more fake news respect from this. I think he's done a great job.
Former Air Force officer charged with espionage
"A former US air force intelligence specialist is being charged with spying for Iran. An indictment unsealed in federal court today claims Monica wit was targeted and recruited by Iran. NBC Justice correspondent, Pete Williams has more spying charges their espionage charges, of course. She's in Iran. She defected to Iran in two thousand thirteen. So the likelihood that the US will ever lay hands honors is pretty remote unless she tries to travel somewhere. Michael Cohen president. Trump's former lawyer will testify before congress early next month. Colin's attorney Lanny Davis said today is client will appear before three congressional panels before he enters prison on March sixth Davis told CNBC Coen's testimony to the house oversight committee will be
Moody's Downgrades Lebanon's Rating to Caa1, Changes Outlook to Stable
"President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is postponing public testimony to congress. He was scheduled to appear before the house oversight and reform committee on February seventh Coen's advisor. Lanny Davis says Cohen has received threats and that the delay is on the advice of Cohen's lawyers because Cohen still cooperating in special counsel, Robert Muller's Russia destination Coen's pleaded guilty to lying to congress about his role in a Trump business proposal in Russia. The oversight committees investigating hush money payments made during the two thousand sixteen campaign to silence woman who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump. Jennifer, king, Washington, five dead and banks shooting. I'm Tim Maguire than AP newsmen a police in c-. Bring Florida's say a twenty one year old man walked into a SunTrust Bank and opened fire this afternoon. Sorry to learn that we have at least five victims people who are senselessly murdered as a result of his act. In
"coen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Hey, it's guy rise here and this week on the Ted radio hour, we're exploring ways to seek out joy in some places, you might expect and in some places, you might not Choi hides check it out this week on the Ted radio hour wherever you get your podcasts. Let's get. To my interview with filmmaking brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen? Their new film, the ballot of BUSTER Scruggs is streaming on net. Flicks. I wanna play another scene from this sequence. So George Clooney, and his friend graphs are in a crowd at the feet of Jesus who's being crucified and George Clooney, a Roman who has become a follower of Jesus. A believer is making this impassioned speech about Jesus. So here's George Clooney from hail Caesar. This man was giving water to all he saw it in the Roman. He saw no slave. He saw. Week men and gave sucker. He saw suffering which he sought to ease. He'll sit gave up. Love a telecasts. He saw my own sin, Rokkas and greed, but in his eyes, I saw no shadow of approach. I saw only light. Might have got. You mean of the gods? Do not Frank rockets. This Hebrew is a son of the one God God of his far-flung tribe. Why shouldn't God's anointed appear here. Among these strange people to shoulder this sins fear Rokkas in this sun drenched land. Why should he not take this form form of an ordinary man man, bringing is not the old truths? But a new one. Truth a truth beyond the truth that we can see. Truth beyond this world. Truth told not in words, but in light. But truth that we could see we had. If we had. Fake fake. Isn't it changed it? Most of a man. Right. I just can't hear that team too. Many times. Rex me up every time among the things I love about it is that it is a very, stirring speech. But it's also like such a Hollywood cliche. The way it's done, George, George. Clooney is good at those. We gave him a stirring speech at the end of intolerable cruelty. This thing about divorce lawyer is he's George goes whole hog. Just to identify everybody. Those George Clooney was giving the string speech in Clancy. Brown was his skeptical. Roman sidekick, did you have fun writing that like writing like biblical epic language. Yeah. We've seen those movies to let me tell you. Most of those movies are pretty boring and pretty stiff notice that I know. Thank you watch him back. There's like so much boring dialogue and a lot of area. Yeah. No, it's hard to sit through co vodka, sir. Yeah. Yeah, we tried to recreate that really boring dialogue. I think we did pretty good. I still love watching the ten commandments though. I kinda grew up on that film because it was always on TV around Easter or Passover. Well, he's got a good beard. Chuck. So how did you prepare yourself to write biblical epic speech? We kinda remember that as you do, you know, you remember that stuff, and that style is not like you really have to prepare. You've kind of set through enough of it. So anyway, so you've you've felt you didn't have to go back and rewatch them. We watch we watch them. But we watched them. We watched a lot of them. Actually, it was it was primarily for you know, that opening scene where we we we see the, you know, the Roman legions marching down the epi and way to Rome in how those were done in past sort of movies. And and and and you know, the scene with the crucifixion of Christ. We were looking at how those were sort of lit, and how they were sort of what the sets were like in those movies, we because we were trying to recreate a version of them. So yes, we did watch them. And yeah, we actually watched a bunch of different kinds of movies for you when we were not for writing. But is Joel said kind of figuring out how we were going to shoot the the the counterparts in hail Caesar. We saw some you know, we looked at Esther Williams movies. Again, we looked at a lettuce song and dance things. Let of musicals. It was interesting seeing the unbelievable stuff that they did practically in the fifties..
"coen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Go out there and be a star. That's lobbing round. You heard was the Josh Berlin. Character the studio, executives slapping around George Clooney's character, the actor it it's as if this story is based on what the people who were blacklisting actors actually believed or said they believed about the dangers of communism. You know, that these communists, sympathizers or screenwriters? They're gonna like overturn the whole studio system in the country. And they're gonna like kidnap you in brainwash you, and we'll all be destroyed. It's it's kinda hilarious in that respect. Did you think? Yes. Yeah. We thought of it in more like a good global apocalyptic terms. Well, that's kind of global in in pop puck elliptic. But it's you know, Eddie Mannix is the studio chiefs. But he's a good Catholic who believes in the system and the system is being threatened, by communists. Yeah. Communist writers. Godless. Right. Yes. Have you met any of the blacklisted writers? Have you read a lot about the blacklisting era, and the fears that were behind it, the fears that ruined so many lives, the fears that were spread a, you know, a around people who weren't even communist? Yes, we have met them. Not so much. But certainly we've read lots about them, and we're very familiar with the period and the. You know, what was going on? Then. Look, obviously, we have a lot of sympathy for the writers that and directors and everyone lots of other people were involved in the film business at that time, and entertainment, and general let's of other businesses in other parts of life that were victims of the McCarthy era on the other hand. This was interesting to us sort of given what we hit sort of setup metaphorically in the picture with the sort of believers, and the nonbelievers that the people who were who were kidnapping this. Character were the were the nonbelievers in of the communist and also playing around with this idea that that to insert respects what people were worried about or thinking about what their paranoia was about. Was there were certain respects was which was actually true. It's interesting because I have I know people whose they're actually the the sons and daughters of Hollywood screenwriters for from that period and two of the city to me. That they remember those meetings in their homes in the valley during that time. And they thought that we kept sure what cuts. Very accurately. So you know, we were having a little bit of fun with that aspect of it. Okay. Let's take a break here. Then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us. My guests are Joel and Ethan Coen, and they have a new movie that's a western and salary. It's a series of stories set in the old west. And it's called the ballad of BUSTER Scruggs, we're gonna take a short break, then we'll be right back. This is fresh air. This message comes from NPR sponsor ADT, America's trusted home security company can help protect you against break ins fires and carbon monoxide twenty four seven emergency response when you needed most more at ADT dot com..
"coen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Let's get back to my interview with the screenwriting directing and producing duo brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen? So this was shot in video instead of film is that right? Video well, digitally digitally digitally. Yeah. Video not not not we didn't go quite that far. Right where you used to shooting digitally? No, this is the first thing we've shot not unfil- first time for us. And is this because it's streaming on Netflix. No, no, how it actually ends up getting put out, although it's also coming out theatrically in a few cities. No, it was I don't know. What it was? It was conveyed partly convenience. Partly a matter of you know, we knew we wanted to do a lot of early morning late afternoon evening kind of, you know, magic hour shooting, and you get a little more in terms of the stop you get a little more latitude in terms of how much light you need shooting digitally as opposed to film. It was an experiment. Really? We hadn't done it before. And you know, it's becoming overwhelmingly the the norm. And this seemed like a reasonable. Movie to give it a try. You know, there were eight hundred visual effects shots in this movie. And where when you're doing a lot of visual effects shots for whatever reason it's easier if the raw material so to speak is been shot digitally as opposed to on film. It's not necessary. But it's more convenient. I think that at the end of the day, we're very happy with the way, the movie looks this sort of getting there isn't as much fun. But the end result is in certain ways, more convenient. And it certainly just as good. Does it change? How you watch Russia's very much. So let's the difference. You know, if you're shooting on film. There's something that happens between when you're actually recording the information on the set. And when you see it for the first time it goes to a lab, it's you know, it's a Mulsim exp- late, exposing an emotion that gets developed goes to a lab gets printed comes back usually the next day or a couple of days later in inbetween that when you finally see it, it reveals something, and that what it reveals is interesting, and it's sort of unfolding as you go through the process, none of that happens digitally, you look at monitor and you see pretty much exactly what you're going to get infect washing dailies almost become superfluous. So washing dailies in the old days, if you're shooting film used to be a sort of come know thing where at the end of the day or sometimes during lunch, everyone would get together. You would go into theater, and you would watch the. Results of the previous day's work with the whole crew or much of the crew shooting digitally, you almost stop watching dailies entirely. I mean, we almost stop watching. We've seen them on the monitor as they were being shot. Yeah. It's a funny thing shooting on film. You're actually making decisions and committing to how it's gonna look to a large degree and shooting digitally, your it's more like you're capturing information than your deferring all those decisions, and you're gonna decide later how it's gonna look. So that's kind of. Yes. As Joel is saying that's kind of it makes watching dailies pointless because you haven't decided anything, you don't you haven't you haven't. Nobody actually took a picture. They just captured some information that they're going to turn into a picture later is this because like why are you calling just information when you're shooting digitally because we're doing? Yeah. Because boy, there's so much latitude, and what you're capturing you can make it look like pretty much anything later in terms of contrast in terms of color, in terms of pretty much everything in terms of, you know, really. Half of what you'd think you're doing when you're composing a picture, you're sort of that defraying decisions about how it's gonna look until later because when he captured on film, there's it's actually in the grain of the negative and what you're doing. It's it's actually in the negative, and when you're capturing it digitally, you're just sort of recording pixels the olive, which are negotiable later, I've always wondered though, how do after spill confident that they have a good shot and a good take when they actually haven't seen the film itself. Well, you know that also gets into the it gets into DP's are so fond of digital photography most of them will say, but if you ask them to.
"coen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And more death often comes Sedley, and you never know who might be next. Do you ever ask yourself while you were writing and directing it if you think you might have survived living in the west? We just barely survived living in the mid west. They had to film, a single file half a mile long wagon train, including horses, and oxen are awesome responsive. I've never worked within. Exactly. Well, also talk about their previous film hail Caesar an Omar to fifties, biblical epics and musicals. I guess our brothers Joel and Ethan Coen who wrote and directed such films as blood simple Fargo, OBE rather were art, thou no country for old men a serious, man, and true grit. Their 2016 film hail Caesar was a comical mosh to Hollywood in the late forties and fifties, including the biblical epics and musicals the studios produced their new movie, the ballot of BUSTER Scruggs is an Omar to westerns. The film is an analogy of six stories sometimes comic involving Staples of the western genre. A singing cowboy gunfights a wagon train stage coaches hangings a grizzled prospector panning for gold. But what happens within each story is typically not what you'd expect from a classic western reviewing the film in the New York Times. AO Scott wrote the brothers have tended to treat whimsey and fatalism as sides of the same coin. The jokes that the universe plays on hapless human creatures. May be cruel. But they're also funny and the Cohen's are skilled and Wiley metaphysical pranksters, let's start with the opening voiceover from the first story in the film in which singing cowboy BUSTER Scruggs is riding through the desert on his horse. His hands are not on the rains. They're wrapped around his guitar because he's a singing cowboy BUSTER Scruggs played by Tim Blake Nelson sings and introduces himself to us. Green tree where the water's running free late neighboring you and me..
"coen" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Less attention to marriage and bathrooms and more this stuff. It's your money in if if it's not if you don't care about the money, it's the principle of the matter, and there's no principle to this. It's counter free enterprise completely counter. And for once we didn't do it. We didn't go there. I love to say for the right reasons, I think we didn't go there for the wrong reasons, but we didn't go there if this would have been twenty years ago, we would have gone there. But we have all the when pipe powers and the others brought high-tech to Austin thirty years ago. We would have done it. But not now. Well, not now I wish I had the rights to this one. This is a Coen brothers movie. It was a Coen brothers movie from the very beginning. But now it's dysfunctional enough in its sinister enough, and there's enough screwed up people come up with different plots about this this three. I was floored. I told that to my son, Ben, I said look at the story goes you mean, the homeless guy was involved says the homeless guy was this is a you're right because Coen brothers movies. They're genius. And having these seemingly kind of normal characters prepare everything gets messed up and everyone's cheating on everyone out. Bucci me from Fargo kind of a bad looking guy gets himself from regular way. Makes you the car dealer. There's the police chief Margy the next time. Somebody says, you know, we've just really become cynical. Yeah. Well, here's why. Here's why. All right. So it's hard to put together like a Coen brothers movie. And it takes an hour and a half to figure it all out. It was good story was such a good story. Remember, I had the homeless guy hooking up with the girl and her having his baby. And I thought that was a pretty good plot for Coen brothers movie that may come next because they're all in on homeless man allegedly gave woman twenty dollars to get gas. She then told the world about this homeless man picture s lash created a gofundme page which race four thousand four hundred one thousand nine hundred twenty one dollars and on the go fund me page the goal was ten thousand. So look at the passionate and compassionate Americans who ponied up four hundred two thousand dollars for this guy. So they originally helped her out the boyfriend of the woman, then set all man what a guy they took him in. They went. On the Megan Kelly show, not too much to say, we've tried. He's a drug addict. And the third one eighth. He's still a drug addict Cohen brothers part there. Screw of over. We gave him a thousand dollars one week. And he he started up his nose. Oh, my came McClure and her boyfriend Mark the Amoco made headlines for sediment fundraising page for Jani Babu last year. She said Bob came to her aid and gave her his last twenty dollars when she ran out of gas when interstate ninety five last October more than fourteen thousand people donated to the gofundme campaign McClure Damato set up as a way to give back to Bob it. Yeah, they said he wanted. He wanted a place in Alaska where he could hunt and fish and be by himself. They gathered the four hundred dollars. But except during the way, they bought a BMW and travel around the world. So here's how the Coen brothers movie ins. And this is exactly how Coen brothers movies in. Someone's gotta get killed that may happen to. They the loving girlfriend and boyfriend decided, you know, what we're gonna take this. They started spending the money they sort of splitting the money because remember from the beginning all three of them were in on this in on the now, I want to know more about Johnny Bobby is he like a neighbor down the street. How how did they relationship bomb? That's the Coen brothers part of this. How did the three of them know each other? You'll just meet some guy at a maybe they did. Buddy. Here. We've got an idea. You look terrible. You look like you could be homeless. No teeth. We've got a plan for you. Here's the deal. You go to the interstate Senator bridge. Yeah. She stalls you rescue ever. He's going to give you twenty bucks..
"coen" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Nashville also trending online, Josh peck, and Miranda Cosgrove the co-stars of Drake and Josh have reunited after four years apart in the internet is loving also turning online would be Judy Blume. She is finally sold the movie rights to her nineteen seventy classic book. Are you there? God, it's me Margaret, it's going to be produced by James L Brooks. So that should be pretty good and also turning online the big lebowski that film is celebrating its twentieth. Anniversary and stars Jeff bridges. John Goodman, and Steve Chevy are reflecting back at that. Coen brothers classic. That's trying to here at mytalk aren't here's your forecast. Clear starting tonight. But then later on in the evening, we do overnight. I would say how the fifty fifty chance of rain. Fifty two will be the low tonight skies will clear up and it should be mostly sunny breezy tomorrow. Another good one coming up with a high of sixty two right? Sixty five at mytalk. Now, you know what we know see more at mytalk one zero seven one dot com. The same. Always made the same price. But you can't pay me. Try. Fix me. Three. Got a girly California is and I thought that she really bitter one. Everybody. Thanks for hanging out with us. It's a little hall who's bad at breaking up with the easy. They're back together. I've got a niece. Who's just like he's like, why don't they break up? They are.
"coen" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"A few minutes ago quote, I've been skeptical about the wisdom and merit of impeachment Coen's guilty plea changes that the president is clearly guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. He should resign his office or be impeached and removed from office close quote. You think we're going to be hearing more of that kind of talk in like the Coen plea. I think we will. I think we'll hear it from more conservative columnists, but the real issue is whether it will stiffen the spines of the people in the house and ultimately in the Senate and move them towards impeachment. You know, the president is going to continue to look at his popularity polls and base his decisions on that. And perhaps that's true of the folks who would have to begin impeachment proceedings as well. Here, you know, one more thing, Rudy Giuliani, finally put out a statement. Saying, quote, on the Coen plea quote, there was no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president and the government's charges against Mr. Cohen. It is clear that as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen's actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over significant period of time. Close quote, do you reaction to that statement by route which is actually more than a lot of things he said recently, any love to have some of whatever it is that he's Okun. Oh, can you know this? Could you respond to him by saying, truth is in truth. I may have already said that once today, I think Rudy's problem is actually that he's gonna find out that the truth is very much the truth and that it comes home to roost at some point. What happened in this courthouse today to say that it doesn't involve the president, you know, sure. It doesn't involve collusion with Russia, but to say it doesn't involve doesn't implicate the president for involvement in the campaign finance violations. It's just wrong. Do you think the likelihood of impeachment has gone up today? If. Has has has gone up here you. I mean, if this was a typical presidency and if politicians were behaving in the way that they normally behave, you would expect that we would have inched closer towards impeachment today. But my crystal ball on this presidency has been bad, doesn't operate like typical presidency. Trump's voters don't operate in many ways like voters for other politicians do. I would have to think that this does inch closer to impeachment, but we'll we'll see you heard here from joys van snot impeachment Pullman for it was on trial on eighteen counts for federal crimes in eastern district of Virginia. I think it was all five tax avoidance. That's right. He was convicted of Bank fraud, and then one f bar count. Marquette means he didn't make the disclosure that he had an interest in a foreign Bank account. So it's an interesting split verdict. I'm not sure what it signals about the jury. I did hear from someone who is in the courtroom that there was one juror who was off to the side. The other jurors were sitting together that sometimes signals that you have one hold out, but we don't know, and I'm not sure that we will find out whether it was just one holdout on these other counts, or whether there was a larger number of jurors who simply didn't believe that the government met its burden of proof on ten of the counts in this indictment. The important thing though is that it sentencing, the government will be able to use all of the conduct that Manafort is charged with as relevant conduct. It will all count against him at sentencing, and he will be looking before he even heads into next month. Second trial in the district of Columbia at the risk of lot of time in federal prison. Couple of things is sort of people understand about the law that I've been getting asked a lot today on the remaining ten counts, the caused the mistrial the government can still go to trial on those council later. Correct? That's right. The government can choose to go ahead and retry because those weren't acquittals. Those were were charges that the jury couldn't resolve in because they're in the eastern district of Virginia with the rocket docket, I would expect that that would be relatively quick decision that they would be out to trial pretty fast..
"coen" Discussed on The Canon
"Getting personal statement films made tend to be writer directors tends to be a pta tends to be a quinton ten you know sofia coppola or someone like you know they walk into a room and they have a dazzle to them they're like i know what i it's more that they're that they are sort of the stars you know the coen brothers are the stars of the of coen brothers movie and you know they don't have to go through they don't have to go to that stat that system which is you turn in a script in the studio make gives you a bunch of notes for the studio then you gotta figure out how to get a director and then you get a bunch of the director and so it would they want to being you know they just come in with their script and yes they have to change it and get not i'm not trying to say this easy process for anybody but the writer director gets a skip a couple of steps that the just a writer i mean i and i'm not complaining about scott nyerere very fortunate where we're you know we we sort of our our own our tours and and you know you'll be worked with gigantic directors but are comes all have sort of a personal statement to them it's interesting though you i we won the script award a couple years back for the for the j project at scriptures are awards given two movies based television shows may based on books and this year they gave it to coppola a lifetime achievement award for coppola and he got up any point something out that i that i never really noticed before he was saying how much he loves making movies about books and he really thinks the author of the book is the autour and he he said if you look at my films you know it's bram stroker's dracula it's even john grisham the rainmaker mario puzo godfather he actually he actually puts the you know the the author of the book in the title wow you know when i had not really noticed that before i wasn't i wasn't that was i didn't know if i notice that.
"coen" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Acted gay manufacturers but also parties such as feta for example are called upon to halt this practice he said minister of justice coen gains who commission the investigation following the fallout over the battlefront two box controversy last year said in a statement today that mixing games and gambling is dangerous for mental health quote we have already taken numerous measures to protect both minors and antidotes against the influence of amongst other things gambling advertisement advertising yet that is why we must also ensure that children and adults are not confronted with games of chance when they're looking for fun in a video game violation of gambling law is a criminal offence electric arts valve and activision blizzard could each face what is eight hundred thousand euros backwards seeming that's a hero yes get global currency can we all get one money galactic credit so that's going on it eight hundred thousand euro fine if the offending luke boxes are not removed there's also there's also scope for a five year prison sentence but these punishments can be doubled when minors are involved however unlike the recent decision from the netherlands gaming thority there is no hard deadline on win the game operators must comply with the law so long one follow up to last years scattershot of shows about migratory actually becoming the impassioned had my little rent that's when people were like this i was not a before that was kinda how i made my name is my crest.
"coen" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"The taxi industry coen's communications with the trump campaign and information on payments made in two thousand sixteen to two women who said they had affairs with trump and so forth you see that communications with the trump campaign so the trump's staff at the white house has been part of this investigation the trump campaign that's been part of the investigation the trump transition team has been part of the investigate this has been nothing but an investigative trump is family is friends is associates employees and the republican party i know this idiot rod rosenstein lawrence for cohen file papers monday saying investigators took everything during rates last week including more than a dozen electronic devices they said prosecutors had already intercepted emails from cohen and executed the search warrants only after discovering that there were no emails between trump and cohen the point being they apparently had earlier warrants had been surveilling cohen didn't get any emails and it wasn't enough so they went in for more one of trump's laura's joanna hendin file papers late sunday asking a federal judge to block prosecutors from studying material seized in the raid cohen and the president have both had a chance to review those materials and argue with your subject to attorney client privilege fairness and justice as well as the appearance of fairness and justice require that before they are turned over to the investigative team the seized materials relating to the president must be reviewed by the only person who is truly motivated to ensure that the privileges properly invoked and applied the privilege holder himself the president hendon wrote member this underscores my point the privilege belongs to the president of the united states not cohen and just because the prosecutors claim.
"coen" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"In the news ninety six five i'm sharon reed president trump is not happy people these people have the biggest conflicts of interests i've ever seen he says the federal raids on the office and home of his personal attorney michael cohen our disgraceful and he called the special counsel robert muller's investigation and attack on our country robert muller under the auspices of the special counsel can investigate a whole broad swath of things but there are certain pieces of evidence that he finds that may be a little bit off topic for him and when he does find evidence of what he may consider a crime he goes to his boss in this case deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to say i found these things it's a little extraneous for me but i think it should be looked into and rod rosenstein made the decision to assign the case to federal prosecutors in new york abc's aaron katersky the raid reportedly included documents relating to cohen's one hundred thirty thousand dollar payment to adult film star stormy daniels coen's attorney argues agents documents from cohen that are protected under attorney client privilege president trump says the us will be making some major decisions in the next twenty four to forty eight hours about that suspected chemical attack in syria abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz points out a year ago the us fired tomahawk missiles at a syrian airfield following a verified chemical attack if trump decides to launch missiles again it could be a broader and larger strike missiles launched from us destroy your submarines and possibly b two stealth bombers in hopes assad takes it seriously this time there are reports one of the two russians poisoned by nerve agent in britain is being released from the hospital yulia scruples father a former russian spy remains hospitalized oklahoma's teacher walkups entering its seventh day with teachers and supporters demanding more education funding when you your teachers something simple like glue stick and they wanna cry over that you're listening to abc news this is a special announcement for all americans who back taxes to the irs or state pay attention there's a special toll free hotline set up especially for you this hotline will give you free information on how you can legally reduce or eliminate your tax debt call the taxpayer hotline today at eight hundred four four one.
"coen" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"That is the interesting thing how we say that you know this versus burn after eating or any other coen brothers movie seems more quote unquote real which i think is interesting but i i want to hear austin's thought on this i just don't understand the fascination with wanting to see dramatized real stories anyway i mean i think that when people try to analyze the historical accuracy of a movie or they try to to see whether or not it fits with the characteristics of a real by graphical person i just don't have any interest in any of that level of analysis to me that's boring that's not what film does it's not what cinema can do that's not what art does so i just don't even care about that level at all i just watch it as a piece of art right but i mean okay so i guess i would argue that if you're looking at a painting the frame of the painting will still inform the way that you consume the art so i think that this is important and it is going to frame the way that you consume it in some way or another it you ever see the documentary f for fake well is it a documentary elia it's yeah it's more of a mock you i don't know but yeah it's fucking ace yeah it's fucking brilliant right and i think it kind of deal with this sort of thing with with the director or the artist as magician and i think that that's what the coen brothers here are kind of playing with and and to me so i it doesn't it doesn't really affect me because i'm always consciously aware that the historical basis or based on a true story stuff is all bullshit.
"coen" Discussed on The Vulture TV Podcast
"Well they are very different mediums an arrogant you know pull the novels is really concerned with internal state clinton and much of what motivates the action and books is is is people stream of consciousness on and the thought and emotions that go into every decision and every action on and you read that in your inside this people's minds the moving the story forward obviously unscreened you can't go into people's minds you can only see into their eyes on you know so the way to pupils supplant that is to have people talk about their feelings in talk about their you know their motivation is in their drives but that's not very realistic i don't take an and also it's it's exhausting emmy television is obviously a median the talking heads historically you know broadcast television especially the media mark half of the show is is people doing things in the other half is people talking about how they feel about the things that they're doing and and you know my goal was always to tell the story the camera and if we're trying to emulate to joel and ethan coen horn lord both you know the greatest yeah some of the greatest film writers of all time it also the greatest filmmakers you know obviously we can't just right great scripts we have to make great film and and so that that becomes the the golan and you know i i would say with starting with the show i did which was called my generation which was affect documentary he now pushed me really think about well if you're making it up came entry where you don't have you you know usually a documentary camera isn't where it wants to be you know it's not there for the action and and the backstory and you you know so you're using found photographs and and you're using audio recordings and your assembling this this record and as a storyteller that was a great.
"coen" Discussed on The Vulture TV Podcast
"It's a little depressing um but it had that you know that dark coen brothers sense of humor else you just do well episode like they did on high maintenance about the dog about the cat and that could easily an episode if not a season who that's a good idea yeah i do feel like even though people didn't that movie didn't resonate with people as much for some reason it definitely has a sense of place in a way that it would lend itself well to to taliban absolutely on twitter choice kazakh so my choice i would say it's one that has less of a sense of place but i'm into it for different reasons which is i would i would go with burn after reading and i i love run after i love that movie and i just some sort of cia fbi bureaucratic comedy where you're following all these dunces in and around the government would just be really funny right now road and you know this movie came out in two thousand eight before obama started his term in can you just imagine it in the trump era version of veep yeah yeah already much but people that are even stupid are somehow exactly like just kind of just go in real hard on the the the stupidity would be early satisfying anything grow with mat you made a face do not like this movie no i love you justin i love this movie your loved this movie i just think it's an unexpected choice all are there are no coen brothers movies of i don't like me now to none none zero in fact i i'll go to the mattresses for pretty much all of their films including like the lady killers and and what was the one about divorce the divorce lawyer i love intolerable realty licola were down in those two but i think they're just funding spell.
"coen" Discussed on The Vulture TV Podcast
"So so matt and jan if if you could pick only one what coen brothers film would you choose to levin am i am i going for dole matt go as you have said it is hard to choose it's very very hard to choose i'm thinking about the long term potential of something like this and i would have to go with miller's crossing because i think miller's crossing i think that that is close to a perfect movie as of ever seen but it also does a great job of creating a universe that feels like it pre exists the beginning of the story of the film you know you you you hear about these rivalries and there's an old crime boss and there's a a crime boss who slightly younger than him that wants to unseat him and under these rival factions of italian end end irish gangsters in this i think it's chicago although i believe they shot at somewhere else and then there's this whole kind of subcategory of there's the gamblers there's the prostitutes there's the there there's this whole sort of a secondary layer of like jewish bookkeepers and and and accountants and people who work for different mob groups and and they they're sort of utility infielders and it's a very complicated story and i just think it just seems to lend itself to tv and in fact boardwalk empire i think probably one one of the things that one of the reasons i never quite warm to boardwalk empire the way other people dead is that it wasn't mellish crossing rams kind of the same world was set in the same time frame it even had a lot of the same kind of music and you the hats and the flapper dresses and all that kind of stuff and his wife an afghan wasn't as good yeah yes so that but then also my alternate would be the biggest basket.