22 Burst results for "Damon Lindelof"

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

04:57 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"You know again over inflated. Ego. Sense of. I need to get this out there in the world like. I need to increase how can I use my my power and my platform to broadcast everything the tongue aussie coats is writing about here, and So. I reached out. To him through his agents like at first and then wasn't hearing anything back and then I heard him giving a podcast interview where he was like, yeah. All these white people in Hollywood are trying to like connect with me I think because they want me to bless their projects and I was like Oh shit he's right. That's what I'm doing and he he sort of like. An paraphrasing but he kind of threw down the gauntlet and said like if you like my writing if it's changed you in some way like just like whatever you do next, you just incorporate some of those ideas and in the process of of the case reparations he talked in one paragraph about the Tulsa massacre of nineteen twenty one and and the carnage of black wall, street ingredient and so. I did a lot of research and I I this book called the burning. And I learned all about the Tulsa massacre and I was astonished at this happened in the United States that there was this enclave of African American exceptionalism and. And and wealth in nineteen, twenty, one in Oklahoma, and then within the space of twenty four hours, it was all decimated and the and the real decimation other than. Loss of treasure in life and and wealth over generations is that it the real decimation was that it was erased from history nobody knows about it like certainly in my world and I consider myself to be pretty well educated and interested in history and particularly interested in you know in the history of the United States and contemporary history and how was it possible that I didn't know that this happened And then and then they asked me the third time you know, do you WanNa do watchmen and I was like.

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

03:57 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"But but you It will only work if you're there and so that was the beginning of. An incredible partnership and then you know that partnership expanded to so many other incredible writers over those three seasons. Mimi leader whose name doesn't get mentioned nearly enough. She was really the other show runner of Of the leftovers she her first episode, she directed the fifth episode of the first season. Every everybody on the crew. Was So overwhelmingly responsive to the leadership role that she took we hired her as an EP mmediately because Leslie Glider who had directed a couple of the other episodes she had to go back to homeland and you know we were we were we were rudderless motherless and and you know I can't say enough about incredibly impactful creative influence meaning he had on that show but everything just kinda started click we all under because we had the book you know because we all had the same experience that you did we. Unlike lost, there was like a manual for like. You know there was taxed a Bible for us to follow him So it was a it was harder. It's never easy but it was harder in some ways. But like never in the way of like, what are we chasing? We always knew what it was about. Right. Well, what an incredible thing to always have a true north. When endeavouring into a creative space like that also just like pure Fan boy moment, I'm such a huge fan of Mimi's so that's very hard to just hear your experience. A little bit obsessive her as. A good obsession to have. What do you think is so rewarding about adapting someone else's story. I. Don't I. Don't know if it's rewarding. You know I mean I think I know what you mean by the word rewarding. But I think like I would I would say satisfying 'cause they don't you know like. I don't necessarily feel. The satisfaction basically comes from again to circle back to some of the things that we were talking about earlier. This remix idea which is you know Parada is he? First exposure to the leftovers was actually in the New York Times Book Review a review of the leftovers was written by Stephen King. And in his review of the leftovers which he raved about he, he said that it was the greatest episode of the twilight zone that had never aired and so. As a huge Rod serling fan and twilight zone but rod serling is a writer Creator Genius and Stephen King. Genius and all a product stuff prior to that, you know from election to little children. to the abstinence teacher. It was like everything just kind of and so. That there was a reason that Stephen King loved it. It was the same reason that I love Stephen King books in Tom Dot shouldn't be writing supernatural stories because he doesn't do that. He just moved out of his lane and why does this feel like an episode of the twilight zone because twilight zone was not just strange in scary but it was it was it was sociological and political metaphor for the Times. In which people were living. So the fears and anxieties that Rod serling were writing about not about monsters and demons, aliens it was about Communism and the fear of.

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

02:12 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"This is this is that this is a feeling that no one's talking about and it also felt like. I was moving through inexperience of. A grief is the wrong word for it but like separation from. The aftermath of lost you know the way that the ending of the show was processed By me and the people around me. And the two things were getting very confused and I was on twitter and spending way too much time on twitter and. And Like all, my armor was off when I read the leftovers and it just made me feel better because it was sort of like a yeah. Everybody feels like this like to our conversation to sort of like what if the entire world like basically had the hammer drop on them? Two percent of the world's population disappears there's no explanation you're never gonNa get an explanation and you now have to have to move on knowing that it could happen again it any moment how could you ever connect? How could you ever connect with people knowing that they could be gone in an instant like that but yet you do and I was like, yes, I'm doing this and so. It turned out that HBO would already option did in PIRATA was. Was He. He was meeting other writers runners to to the gay so I had to get ahead. I to get hired by him, which I loved being in that position because traditionally was sort of white, Damon what you WanNa do you know what? What's your next project and to be able to do it and so the idea of like being put in a position where I had to audition. Where I had to convince town that I understood his book like was really good and I said to him. You know traditionally, they wanNA just punt on the author you know. Thank you for writing. This amazing book you're done has like you have to do this together I know you've never been in a writer's room for, but it's you it's your world so. I bring a certain level.

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:18 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"And she was like you know I didn't even realize that society just told me that I was going to have this baby and be so happy and so fulfilled like everything was going to be perfect. She's like and guess what I still have anxiety I'm still stressed out I still fight with my husband sometimes she's like my fucking baby doesn't sleep and it's incredibly stressful and I love my baby but nobody told me that I was also maybe going to have a nervous breakdown because this is so hard. And and she's wound up talking to all these other young moms who are opening up about this stuff and getting more frank about it and. And that has been such a solace for her. And so. I guess it's why I've. I, lean in to people who really want to share the the full circumference of their experience because. I think it's. I think it's universal even though the elements are different. And I think it can really be. Something, that heals not just the person who's getting honest. But everyone around them, who has the opportunity to to learn from something real. I think that's really beautifully articulated and. You know just to just to. Over simplify it i. think that anytime you feel the pressure. To feel a certain way you now where it's basically like. This thing happens you you have a phenomenally successful television show or you have a baby or you know you win a race or you've won the lottery that you're you're like I'm supposed to feel this way you know, and if you don't feel the way that you're supposed to feel then all the shame and guilt and confusion what's wrong with me why am I not feeling this way like if but if you can, if you can use your position to expand the understanding of how you're supposed to feel if young mothers start to understand that. The way you're supposed to feel after having a baby is anxious and confused and sleepless then you at the very least you're taking the shame in the confusion. Off The table you're not getting, you're not going to prevent those feelings from happening, but they've they will you know they fall under the rubric of normalcy and I think like for me? Again, I can't relate to. Post a postpartum feeling of of of having a baby But but I can say that the worst part of it was this feeling of abidine abnormal and being what's wrong with me that I'm Sarah everyone else's sending muffins but I don't want to eat the muffins now and when I would say to.

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:39 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"It's It's IT'S A it's it's it's. Paralyzing Z- you know. I've got used to it over time, but that was just like the magnitude of it was too much. Well and I think. To your point, it's both and it can be incredibly gratifying. You can feel incredibly grateful and it can be kind of traumatic. And and nobody really thinks success especially in our industry could be traumatic but the way that I've tried to explain it to people when I've had conversations about it is think about how crippling expectation can be in your family or the expectation can be from your partner or or expectation can be when you are. I don't know getting a doctorate or or some huge project at work imagined that amount of expectation in your case from seventeen million people. Like. That's enough to break your brain where you go. Okay. Well, I know the pilots really good and I know these first six episodes are really good because we've just been making them. But now there's going to be these fan forums and chat rooms and everyone's going to have an opinion and. How do I keep making something for the story rather than to try to use the metaphor you said earlier keep laying that track in front of the train so that I keep meeting these people's expectation. How can I meet the expectation of seventeen million people who each have a different desire it? It's like it makes it makes me feel on my insides when we're talking about this like scrambled eggs. So I I. Feel. For you immensely, it's like I'm Giddy for you, and also I'm so scared who the thing that you're talking about. And I and I have to tip my hat to you. You know when we had that first conversation at the conference I was like I like that guy I liked the way he thinks about the world and we're going to be friends. and. And in researching for this, I was like Oh God I really liked this guy because you you have been on record. So open about this and. And you talked about in an interview, you said something that I'd like to quote back to you that this was a profound disconnect from the universe total sort of exhaustion. A desire to not do anything a loss of appetite and then you go onto just talk about the idea of feeling. So exposed and you said it earlier in and in this same interview, you mentioned that that fear of the emperor has no clothes and. And I think it is. Profound to be so open and I think especially if I can. Slow Clap you especially important for men in positions of immense success to talk about feelings.

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

04:44 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"ABC With the last place network in two thousand and four that's why they took a number of. A big swings. The conventional thinking at the time was that people didn't want to watch serialized television shows they wanted self contained procedural dramas could that's when everybody was watching. And that year they did desperate housewives grey's anatomy and lost all in the same year. We were the first show out of the gate to premier and they do. Research. To basically estimate what the audience is going to be and and so at JJ party Tom Sherman, who has an executive ABC was basically like. If. We can get seven million people to watch the show tomorrow and we hold onto you know. Most of them, we may get back nine. You know we we have a thirteen episode order. And We. We're like, okay. And, at that point, we had written six of the thirteen episodes and I was very unhappy and overwhelmed with. The logistics of running the show shooting in Hawaii and it had no sets that had a massive cast and A. Story and Jim. There was largely mystery driven and JJ was gone. He was off prepping mission impossible and so I was on my own and I remember when Tom gave me that information thinking I would be okay. With I'm proud of the episodes that we made, but I'd be okay if the show gets canceled the pilots really cool and Would just be like with just be like a cult classic that never was and then the next morning. At like six thirty. Am My phone rang. And I was like. Immediately my heart started racing 'cause I nobody calls you that early if the news is bad. And and they were like. Seventeen. Million people watched the show last night. and. And it broke all the records that ABC had. They would be broken again, five nights later when desperate housewives premiere. But at the time it was like and I've told the story before, but.

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

02:07 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"Like is something that I that is very romantic to me. I think it's sort of like you can. You know you can make soup in a food processor but there, but but you can also like chop the vegetables yourself like And I think that there's something to be said for process that I that I really appreciate. An in. So when you hear people like Christopher Nolan, you know talk about the film, you know actual shooting things on film and the argument basically like devolves into will. How does it look? You know the digital so good now and digital processing. So good. Now that I I challenge you Christopher Nolan you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference between something that you shot in the seventy millimeter camera and something that would be rendered digitally, and that that's besides the point there is just something to be said for the tactile nature of the way that it used to be done and it slows the process down a bit. but it's It's you can't argue with the result I mean Christopher Nolan has yet to make a bad movie. So I guess we can. We can start giving him a hard time winning makes a bad movie I think it makes me static too because. You know when I got my first show, we were shooting film. And I just I did I loved what it looked like I loved all the tactile elements to it and I think it feels so emotional for me because I grew up here in L. A. and my dad you know until he retired was a photographer over really and I had to work for yeah. I had to work for him every summer and I had to run film and his studio was across the street from the lab on highland and I would run film over there back and forth all day and my dad taught me how to edit. Mamiya three by five film I would sit there with a yellow grease pencil in a loop on a light box and he would say I want you to go through and edit these..

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:51 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"Go to film school but but he he kind of gave himself an education in it and you gave yourself in education in many Lego pieces at the movie theater. But then you did go to nyu school. So what what was it like you know? I mean, it's just over the GW but moving from teaneck into the city. Going to Nyu were you making movies there? Were you still watching a ton of movies is is there some really important lesson from that time period that still stands out to you while? I'm really glad that I went to nyu first off the experience of living in the city was incredible like I said we were you know we were a solid middle class family but of relatively limited means. So I had to graduate. We only have the money to go to for me to go to nyu for three years and So I graduated in three years just as a result of taking like massive amount of credits and so I wish that I had gone there for four years because. I do think that the experience of. Of. Living independently amongst like minded people with common interests from the ages of eighteen to twenty one, twenty, two like that's a really incredible thing you know the opportunity you may. You may have been defined in a certain way when you went to high school. you start to become a reflection of the way other see you and that can that can trap you in all sorts of ways I I feel like I, found my people in high school and so at least I had a better sense of I was in terms of my own personal identity moving into college but I the older I get the more I realized what a special thing that was and I think college was an opportunity with. So specifically curated to say you know it. It's nyu film school. Here's two hundred fifty people who are from all over the country but they're all into almost exactly the same stuff that you are, and you're just going to sit in rooms with these people all day both formally and informally, and you know, and so the classes are great because you're seeing movies that you know that you traditionally wouldn't have seen foreign movies probably for the first time and certainly. You know classic films, but then like. I remember Barton Faint came out during my mic, my nyu orientation in September of of ninety one and so a bunch of us were just huge cone brothers fans, and we just went to the Angelica in the village watched Barton..

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

04:57 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"A month like waxing your cars and now you're attacking me Mr Mogi and I. Know My body instinctively knows how to move in order because I've been waxing your cars. That's kind of the moment where everything clicked and I was like. I don't know if I'm going to be a good story tower but I think I know how to tell stories out of order and make that work and and down this kind of the you know that was the beginning of like the compulsion inside me to say like again it's it's a mixture of Hubris right where it's sort of like. The hubris of feeling like you. You know how to do something that you haven't really done yet. You know that's There's nothing more throwing. That's a cool and it strikes me when you say that sure there's a moment of Hubris, but also I think. It feels to me electric like Like when? I remember science classes a kid when you look at the animation of an atom and it's like imagine when that thing comes online and all the little cells or buzzing, and you know they're gonNA. Make something it's it's like it's A. It's a calling you know something something turned on for you win. How cool. How cool to think that? As you were watching fiction, you realized. Kind of the what was an obvious purpose of of all those twenty minute breaks it was. Yeah, I mean. It was that moment again of and then you listen to Tarantino talk about all the things that sort of inspired him you know He. he obviously has experience of working in the video store, but not really having the formal training of you know of film school but having. been interested in a very particular kind of movie and those all being his influences and then generating. High Art you know what? What we would call. You know masterpiece or you know Oscar caliber material but from the dregs of you be movies, Grind House flicks and old. Kung. Fu and and and sort of like a talion horror movies you know he basically those were. That was those were the ingredients of the stew for him and it is the sort of idea of of. there's this Guy Kirby Ferguson..

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:46 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"So you start creative writing classes fifth or sixth grade that's around twelve and you mentioned your job at the movie theater at the Odeon you were fourteen and you started work as. Was the. Did your parents suggests that you get a job or were you like chomping at the bit to be around movies? Both, but but the primary driver was my my folks got divorced when I was eleven, my dad moved out in he had this study in our attic of our house and I wanted to move up there. And make it my bedroom because it was just it was cool. There was more space. It was the attic like it was at the top of the House I had more privacy away from You know my mom and I was an only child So it's not like there were other siblings to contend with but I was like I want and my mom was like it's not you it's it's an it's a study like. If, it's a bedroom. It needs to have carpeting and I'M NOT GONNA pay for the carpeting. We can't afford the carpeting and I was like if I paid for the carpeting, can I move up there and she was like, yes, but you're fourteen years old and no one's GonNa hire a fourteen year old and so. We went to the movies at the it was the Arcadio root for ten likes at the time, and there was a help wanted sign and I loved movies and So I applied for a job there to be an usher and I had to I had to get my parents assigned a work permit which they did, and then they hired me and so I worked as an usher for from fourteen to sixteen, and then as a cashier was the more coveted spot because you got to sit down and and handle money versus just ripping tickets and cleaning up movie theaters, nobody wanted to do concessions because you smelled like a popcorn for days on. which is like it's a really nice smell when you're at the movie theater, but it's not it's not a nice smell in your daily existence and. and. So I. I worked there for four years basically my entire high school since Mondays Wednesdays in Sundays and would pick up double shifts if when I needed the money but but during that time I basically saw every single movie that came out between Nineteen, eighty-seven and nineteen ninety-one but I saw them all out of order. So as you as you referenced earlier, we had fifteen to twenty minute long breaks..

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

04:26 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:51 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"You find the sensitive ones fighting so hard for other people out in the world. Yeah I I think that's an interesting perspective in obviously there there is a range of great. There's not. I mean. What do I know? I'M NOT A. On, that an anthropologist or behavioral psychologist but I would the way that I see the world is everyone is a sensitive and there's and some people are just much better at stunt like stuffing down keeping it separate but I think that. It's very difficult to go through the experience of of life not feel things quite intensely. Raised in an environment where the volume is always super loud, you find things to shove in your ears. And sometimes those things calcified and you can't ever get them out again but but like in other people are like. I I can deal with the volume. He now I don't WanNa, turn it down I want to hear it all even when it's even when it's irritating, you're giving when it keeps me awake at night like I it it helps me to hear it. There's a you know like and but but. The we all here you know and so. I I do feel that. I'm certainly in the list of adjectives that people who know me would use to describe me I think sensitive is his one and that word cuts both ways you know I mean it's sort of like you know the the kind your side of it is is you know he's a real sensitive guy you know and then the other side of it is like, wow, you're being really sensitive, right? and so I think that that idea of like. Being able being able to kind of put on your armor when you need it But. Also, being able to take it off when you don't that's the. That's the practice and I find that my best work comes when my armor is off once it's finished, then it's time to put my arm on again because you know what's if you're if you're if you're doing it right you know not everybody's GonNa like you know and I say out of one side of my mouth, I want things I wanna do things that haven't really been done. Before, I want to be provocative. I WANNA reflect the world is a messy place that is doesn't really have rules and and is often confusing and the endings are ambiguous at best and then and I want to do that, and then when people are like, I, don't like ambiguity I should be like well, you know that's sorry that that's the way that it works in instead I'm like you don't. That makes me really sad and You know that I go back for more and you know just repeat the process I think that. You have to kind of forget. How painful, the the birth was in only use that metaphor under understanding it on the man and I'll never truly experience what it is but there there's simultaneous pain and beauty. And and that, but then it's not over right your interest in this new phase of it's not like the the birth is just one one phased..

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

03:52 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"I was I was a popular kid in the unpopular crowd you know lake. And then ultimately became a theater kid with very limited acting and singing potential. But that's where that's where my people were and and then that started to migrate into a real desire to. Be a writer and that was kind of Know that was. By, my relative persona, I don't know how other people would describe me but that's certainly certainly how I saw my myself. do you think you say your mom being reading teacher was really impactful and an especially that this this kind of trading of stories and literary experiences in and film Mike. Experiences was like that. That was your relationship with your dad. Do you think that those things helped encourage you to start writing. and. I. Guess that I ask because I know so many people who love stories and they love movies and books and all of it, but but they don't ever start writing. So what do you think? What do you think got you putting pen to paper and and beginning to tell your own stories or invent your own stories? If felt more of a compulsion than choice. You know I mean I think that like there was. Certainly for the you know the first two decades of my life my writing only brought me joy. It wasn't until. I you know I started pursuing a course in can I make a living and then there were real stakes right like than it sort of like it's it's a little bit the the equivalent of like I really love playing basketball but now it's time for me to go try out and they're going to be college scouts in the in the stands and if I don't have what it takes, they're going to tell me and I'll know that this thing that I love and I feel destined to do. Is. A. Is Not GonNa Happen for me but until that point where it was sort of like It's time to make a run at this which sort of like you know officially happened when I graduated college and I came out to La for the first time. I still was of the mindset of I'm going to spend four or five years in l. a. just learning the business from different angles and I'll just I'll just write nocturnally were in my spare time but I'm not GonNa let anybody read anything yet. I'm just going to try to get better and better at it because I really knew I understood that I only had one shop you know that the moment that I put a piece of material into somebody influentials hands that if they said to me. This is not good that it would. It would break me emotionally why? I feel like I'm simultaneously very confident in ambitious and also wildly insecure, and that feels like it's a it's a paradox but both things are like they're they're simultaneous in. So like this idea of. You know my wife, who is one of my biggest fans and cheerleaders is always kind of baffled by how upset I get when people are hard on my staff and she's like, but you wouldn't be able to make stuff at this scale if you didn't know what you were doing. So you have to acknowledge that not everyone's GonNa. Love it. But why are you questioning whether or not? You're even good at it and I'm just like Generous for you to say that but there's just always That's there's going to be a part of me..

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

03:14 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"And and so we lived in this town called teaneck that was. You know the the suburbs that you would imagine dave in. Do, you know that my mom grew up in teaneck what? No yes. Yes. My mom grew up in Teaneck New Jersey. I wrapped around teaneck and paramus my entire childhood I worked at the at the Cineplex Odeon root for ten flex in France for five years. That's where that's my origin story and. I don't believe a word. You're twenty. That's your twenty minute movie theater. Yeah that's it. Okay. I'm giving it away. I'm GonNa let you tell the story for the audience vote. I'm having a month. It's amazing. So it was one of those you know grew up in the in the late seventies, early eighties riding my bank around I was I was in Nerdy Kid I liked sports, but I wasn't particularly good at them. So you know but I, but I tried to play them, and but my my passion was always telling stories was a veracious reader and I like writing stories and and my dad was a huge Scifi. Comic Book Nerd and in a an incentive. And so he would bring me into New York to see like you know or wells retrospectives or. Or musicals they had like a Rogers and Hammerstein retrospective at the. in New York where they had. Ziegfield like a live orchestra doing the score for Oklahoma or the king and I were carousel. So I was exposed to sort of like a very wide range of of a great movies and Television in my dad was very verbose all that stuff and. That's where we connected I. Don't we we did not have a close emotional relationship, but like we had very common interests and so he curated all that all that stuff for me and I think that you know starting to nine hundred, seventy seven, which is when I saw star wars for the first time was four. And then you know, and then going into the early eighty s sort of the Stephen Stephen King Books, and then and then watchmen which I read in eighty six. You know over the course of those were the formative sort of like the Holy Trinity, Star Wars, Stephen King Books. You know watchmen that kind of like formed the you know the Hubris within me to say I'm GONNA I wanna make stuff like this and. And that was carefully cultivated by my dad and my mom was a reading teacher and had an. A real love for for books as well. They really you know kind of pushed me to to do all that, and so you know I found my people you know in in in school in high school I was like I was duckie. A little bit You know I was popular..

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

03:36 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"What you mean about. What it feels like for the fan dynamic to reverse because I I'm such a fan like people laugh at me still. I remember last year. My best friend came with me into this event thing that we had to do for for the screen actors guild and she was like what is wrong with you? You are a famous person you can't treat other famous people this way. was like put idol I. Still Feel like thirteen year old kid who was like Holy Shit. That's my favorite prison for my favorite show like I. Don't know how to be quote unquote like normal or cool I don't I don't have that. I'm exactly the same way and you know in the in the rare rare instances when you know I get to go to award shows those kinds of things where you're literally. Like I walked into the rest of we went to the. A celebration for watchmen this past year and I wanted to the restroom and basically like the entire cast of succession was next to me at the Ernie's like literally I like the they were all there was just like. Don't stare don't say anything stupid. Don't make a corneas you don't tell them. That is now is not the time to tell them how much you love their show like. Just. Be Cool and and I think that's great I mean like this is the. Real, this is the coolest part of you know of our industry and I think that there is a level love. Inflated, Narcissism from a Fan perspective because I remember when I was twelve or thirteen years old I saw twin peaks and I was like this show was written just for me like David Lynch just must know me he must know me and if I ever run into him, he will recognize me and that's just those are the thoughts of a crazy person. Of, a deranged lunatic like in A. A Robert in the early nineties Robert, Deniro movie like the fan or or Cape Fear or Kanye comedy but I think. That's the most exciting thing when you. When you catalyzed that level of passion. When that's like the deepest connection you can make with someone when they when they kind of feel like you're speaking their language like that's that's that's the most positive side. You said the perfect thing because I I. Love. When I start with people on on the show to to go backwards because to your point you you you're coming into this space as this writer and Creator and producer, and there's people who are fans of what you do and I always liked to find out who the people that I'm a fan of that I'm interviewing who they were when they were little and I love that you're like, Oh, no, I was a deranged lunatic. The the fan, the band culture can be so intense. But so what what were you like as a kid who were you at ten or twelve? Were you were you telling stories? Were you were you obsessed with? This sort of magical world of film and television even then Yes to all of the above. I think that you know my story is is is not unique by any stretch of the imagination I was raised in northern New Jersey in a suburb of of the city. My Dad was in executive. It's Citibank and my mom was a teacher in Spanish Harlem. Ps One twenty eight..

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:47 min | 2 months ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"Hi Everyone. Sophia Bush here welcomed a work in progress where I talked to people who inspire me about how they got to where they are and where they think they're still going. Today's episode I in talking to one of my favorite writers Damon Lindelof. He is screenwriter comic book writer and producer who is responsible for some of the coolest and most engaging shows on television like lost but leftovers and most recently watch. Just last week watchmen was nominated for an same twenty six emmys reading all emmy nominations so Damon's about us. We reported this episode back in April just as we were all beginning to settle into only seeing people on zoom and honestly it feels like two years ago. But I loved getting to talk with him. We I met a couple years back because we did a panel on activism and storytelling and what their responsibility of storytellers, writers, actors, and folks who make TV and films look like in terms of standing up for what's right engaging in politics and shifting culture. So I knew he was going to be the most incredible podcast guest. and. He shared some really amazing stories about how you got started in the industry and how lost was developed and really kicked off his career. We discussed the impacts of depression even one from the outside it looks like everything is going amazingly well. He talked about. Finding a balance between life and career, and we noted out on of the research and the collaboration that goes into his projects watchmen especially. What he learned from that experience and how he's focusing his Lens on activism and justice moving forward. Enjoy. I'm so curious about the wallpaper behind you because I have a photo of one of my best friends standing in a bathroom in Chicago in front of that same. Rabbit wallpaper never saw before. Founded she. Finds Amazing wallpaper social where it came from but if this is like my entire office. Well, I love area and at first I was like we were like, should we just do one wall and then we had and then we put it up and I was like I kinda want the chaos at all a being surrounded by all these rabbits so. There we are. I, love it. When you think about being creative like you literally have to jump, you have to dive down the rabbit hole..

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More Shows To Watch If You Liked HBO's Watchmen

The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

04:42 min | 3 months ago

More Shows To Watch If You Liked HBO's Watchmen

"We're GONNA talk about recommendations. I for the long haul and these are things that we are either current or in the way back and there's this you know the. He is like when I sit down to try find something there's so much going on that I spent like an hour being watched I don't WanNa Watch. That should do this and it's like I, just want someone tell me what to watch. That's what we're going to hear for. Yeah. So we're GONNA basis off the some of the nominees for best show in the emmy categories I start off with HBO's watchmen as from Damon Lindelof this set in an alternative universe and drafting off the ground and comic book watchmen is It's like this dazzling procedure designed to also make you think that twenty six emmy nominations, the most of any serious. Like NERF gun to your head best show of the year. What would you say? Oh, it's watchmen watchmen to me like for limited series. So it's an a different categories, but I would even say it's better than all dramas on I. Think. So it's it's crowning achievement of TV this. So for sharp for me, I'm I'm thinking of like I want a show that looks great. Visually also will make me think. So I I wanted to go directly off of Damon Lindelof because I feel like he's kind of peak of his powers right now. So guys are wondering like other stuff he's done and I I can't think about the leftovers it's a similarly. It's a great show. It's alternative universe incredibly well, made really thoughtful but also like very simplistic in terms of you applying it to your that feels like watchmen felt current but also set in a different time. And leftovers current but also sat in a different times. So I love that the weirdness of the masks in watchmen which was so precious. So yeah, it's it's. It's phenomenal the other one I was thinking of when I want to. Recommend a show in in that Washington vein I'll say Black Mirror it's close enough. It's not really narrative based. Yeah. It's vignettes and different standalone stories, but it's kind of an alternate. Reality it looks close enough to realize that you're not sure that it's not. Yeah. But it's also telling us some darkened weird stuff about yourself. And the good thing about Black Mirror is to watch it. You're not watching it in each episode is its own Y'all episode so That's will put like some of our own favorite episodes that we both have really loved that we can include in the note. So you don't have to wonder because listen that first episode it's Just you just need to skip it. Hear me if you don't hear anything else if you don't hear Jamie doing the weird change of momentum at the beginning of the show if you forgot that already that's okay. Forget it. Here me this do not watch the first episode. Mom Don't do it dad don't do it much mom don't do it nobody do. It. Would be a mistake. Okay. It's a for me. If you love watchmen where you're like, that seems like it's good. Let me tell you to other shows that are good. So on that flakes, you can watch Jessica Jones I chose this because you got strong female lead just like you have in watchman, you have a superhero component which you also have and Jessica Jones it's dark. It's Gritty the villain in Jessica Jones is played by David tennant in that first season and he is per faction it keeps you on your toes. It's also very you're very to the visuals also recommending legion. Hulu. That's weird. Right because I think when you watch watchman, you're like I'm confused. Limits where you're like I, need to watch this again. Being, existing Ip it makes you think should I know that and I can confirm I. Didn't know. And watchmen I would sometimes read like recaps after I. Would Watch an episode and that would help me catch things maybe that I didn't grab the first time with Legion stars Dan Stevens? Famous playing. Matthew on. Downton Abbey He. It's a done by Noah. All Superhero Jason because this is the story of professor x his incredibly powerful, mentally ill mutant sign and so it's it also stars Jean Smart who is also in watchmen man she's in a Lotta. Golf that she has very good taste, and so it's weird enough that you're like It's not that classic Superhero which is what I also like about watchmen if we had done if we'd time traveled and done a designing women saying draft Jean Smart would not be my. Number. One pick would be any pots it would be we'll for private. Not. It be any pods, Anthony Delta Burke Julia sugarbakers. dixie Carter lab next to last over Jean Smart. Yeah. My point here is everyone would have been before Jean Smart Jean Smart was second. I'm going to be in Sweet Home Alabama and you're not going to know what to do with the low key cares. Okay.

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The Hunt

Sci-Fi Talk Byte

05:25 min | 8 months ago

The Hunt

"The hunt. It's a mix of a social satire. Maybe updating the Classic Tale Most Dangerous Game Betty Gilpin is crystal for a long time. I've played characters. Who are kind of supportive wife for supportive girlfriend while the man gets to go the the crazy monster whose unleashed and You know has oceans inside him and like you can't get in there you don't know what's going on in there and just sort of being like. Hey Okay I'll make you some tea. I think you know so many women are like wait but I feel that other thing I feel like I could throw a chair through a window to or I feel like a hundred different people during a day as well. I don't feel like I've got a blow out and I'm waiting in a doorway. Strangely this character came to me Much easier than A lot of housewife with laundry basket and supportive smile so far so good with a strong woman character and speaking of strong women here is Oscar. Winner Hilary Swank. So my character. Athena is a woman who I feel has pulled herself up from her her bootstraps she Grew Up. I think in a very particular way I am. I making it. That kind of a lower socioeconomic background and she didn't let her way. She didn't let that stop her from achieving everything she wanted in life and because of that she believes anyone else can do that and that's kind of her narcissism right because we don't all handle our situations the same way but she feels if I did it anyone could do it and so she treats other people Who aren't using words properly or spelling properly or really holding themselves to a higher standard in a way that is kind of like beneath her and kind of look down on them but I think that she worked really hard to get where she is and so when it's taken from her it reminds her of her greatest fear is that she could be back where she wants started. Justin Hartley from this is us in small. Bill is big Game Shane. So I read this. It's a fun read. I remember I I got this. I was like well. That's a really fun read. And it's one of those things where you know for me as outlandish as it seemed at certain times in kind of like just gory. At times and kind of Far out there. There's also this sort of eerie kind of feeling that I got after I read it. That didn't seem to FA- I mean didn't seem too far fetched which kind of scared me a little bit. Damon Lindelof is the writer producer of the hunt. I think that at the end of the day our intention was to make a movie that everybody could go see that they could see themselves reflected in these characters but also understand that. It was a very heightened version of of these characters that ultimately I. I do think that the movie tries not to take sides but it's also impossible not to root for the people who are being shot at the entire time and I think that our broader sense of things have gotten very extreme and this movie feels like ridiculous on many different levels. But the scariest part of this movie is that. Is it that ridiculous? Don't we believe in some things in the conspiracy world that are just as absurd as what we just saw unfold here and at the end of the day the hunters and the hunted are of specific political affiliations but we tried not to get overtly political but at the same time code the movie so that you kind of knew? Who was who we hope that liberals will be able to laugh at themselves? That's one of the hardest things for for liberals to do as a liberal. I don't like being the butt of the joke and I actually feel like although politic my political ideology is vastly different in many ways from conservatives. They are just might have a much better sense of humor about it about the whole thing which I think is commendable and the movie tries to reflect that idea as well and the producer for bloom. House is Jason Blum. The Hunt is an amazing story about first impressions. And how wrong they are. It's very political and I'm very political. It doesn't take sides but But it does point out that we're all quick judge and I include myself in that and I loved that about about the hunt. I also love that. It's really it's centered around too strong female characters. That's really that's really. Who Anchors the movie and? I think the time is right for an action. Movie starring women. Social media plays a very important part in the hunt because the hunt is about quick impressions wrong and one of the I think the big the big downfalls of social media is that you get these little get information in little bits and pieces and that causes people to go crazy and get angry and most of the time MIS misunderstand things or misinterpret each other and the hunt is about a lot of things but that's one of the main things that it's about look to make sure the hunt is playing at theater near you as we move on from this crazy. Pandemic the corona virus for bite. This is Tony Taylor.

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Don Johnson on His New Film 'Knives Out'

Popcorn with Peter Travers

09:58 min | 11 months ago

Don Johnson on His New Film 'Knives Out'

"This is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie now that is a WHO Dunnit of sorts but to me. It's the most fun that I've had at the movies movies this year. It's called knives out. And one of the stars is my guest today. Don- Johnson here especially little torture chamber. We Ah the black inside the black kind event also. Well people confess when they sit in this chair. I'll tell you anything anything. Anything he wanted to unburden yourself on. This is a you know I'm I'm ready. I'm ready to just leave. Just push the button. Okay Yeah who did it. No I is a movie that actually begins with the murder but it's not like we know anything well. The interesting thing is is that in the first ten ten minutes you see the actual death actual murder you see and so without knowing without knowing what you're meant to see or what what what you know there. And then you spend the next COUPLA hours having a blast watching these incredibly beautifully flog people entitled I really it just Hilarious it's Christopher amherst character that murdered right and he's having his eighty fifth birthday and yes this all star cast including you. I looked at that movie into any one of these bastards could adopt. Yeah that cast. Is You know the the interesting thing that happened. Is that when we got together to make this movie. It all came together pretty fast and we we arrived in. We shot out of south side of Boston towards Wellesley in this in that house in a big mansion. Yeah and and We all had these new enormous trailers not more than two hundred yards away from the house. we never used them. All we did was as we go downstairs in the basement of this house and we'd picked a room a lot like this a lot more friendly but I had a little more humor to it not much but we would sit around and tell stories about the movies. We'd done it asked you know I'd asked Daniel Daniel Daniel Craig about you know what. Tell me about that stunt and tell me what you know about about this and that and he had asked me about things that that We had done Christopher plummer summer and and I've known Christopher for a long time we we held down a couple of barstools and in San Francisco. I'm not shocked. And that and Jamie Lee Curtis who plays. You're pissed. Oh she he's still see. Well I worked out pretty well because she plays my wife and the thing and I showed up for work she started bossing me around and I said okay. Why not and captain? America's your son Chris Evans. Yeah this normal. Sure everybody's just hanging out there that hey birthplaces and there's a lot of movies that I see sometimes where I think the actors actors are having a great time. But I'm not in this case it's red from what you guys were doing to the audience when we see I know it's infectious. It really is. Yeah and that's harder actually think you know the the the the extraordinary extraordinary thing about this We didn't have a table read. We didn't rehearse we just showed up on the first day and you no. It's not an uncomplicated. No people have to and so we showed up on the first day. And we we start to go and I and and I hit a I hit the tone that I think is right. and Lo and behold Jamie Lee tosses the ball back to me and Scott the same tone and then we started to roll and everybody else sort of you know did their thing and we kind of brought that sense of joy in and in the moment to the to the to the to the To two knives out and I think that that's what you feel. I think that that joy in that fun kind of ride is what you feel like. You're lifted up. But it has a very contemporary temporary kind of spin on it. Yeah you should explain Richard who is a bit of a rat bastard. Yeah well they're they're all horrible people there are they are but he. He is kind of the personification of the Great. I loved him because he doesn't do. Anything doesn't have a job. AUB doesn't do anything he just you know. He's the personification of entitled because he lives off of His wife in the family and all that stuff I sort of played him like a like a one of those country club sizes. Just kind of walking around with half a buzz on over time. It is whatever you want but yeah people you need to see this. And when they do they can thank us for it. I can thank you. You're welcome. You're welcome bureaus. It's a good time and then I have to bring this up too because it's so great is watchman on HBO. You know I've seen you do a lot of great things things right from the beginning. You know even Miami Vice where when people think of it now and they think of how you're dressed and the style that you had and the suits the cheese and the t shirts and the whole deal no socks yeah started a complete fashion trend but that was a really good show. Yeah I was a little ignoring by in the beginning when there's Oh it's just fluff at style over substance and I was going well not so fast you know we we managed to get had some you know a golden globe. And you're gone. What does that mean? It's true But yeah no I've I've been fortunate in that I've had some Some meaty parts get to play over the years and I just think I mean you'll show Abo thing is is is ah trip. Sorry to interrupt with that Help the the the the writer creator of Damon Lindelof was I think I gave him his first job on Nash Bridges. You don't quite remember no way I mean I know that I I saw now I see. Yeah Yeah and then he went on of course to To do lost and forgiving him. No no no. He's true they should. I should be getting away. From all guys Sean Ryan and Carlton Carlton Cues and all the I mean. So many people came out of that That little incubator. I had gone up there. Those shows Nash Bridges and Miami. I swear long running shows which you're playing cops and I remember hearing you do an interview once and said I'm done with that you know and here you are as sheriff drugged God. You Judge Judge for judge hanging around the hanging around. But there's something in that role on. I know I get killed if I say anything too much about it but you know we probably both would. Well you'd be specially killed but I don't know how you get killed yeah to do this. But it's such a wonderfully complex charming character Thank you might have many many other level the NFL. What's happening? Yeah well when I see an emmy nomination for that too in your future Oh bless your heart. Don't vote for the Emmy Okay. So it's useless. I think you know every listen every reality start somewhere with a rumor. Okay talk to John. You heard it here therefore I give you know I'm not getting it's make it happen. Yeah that is a lot of fun to do too because it was. I didn't have a character who can be sitting at a family dinner and get up and do Rogers and Hammerstein and make everybody feel. I WANNA be around this guy. It was just very ballsy and Fabulous to what you know. That's the way I felt about it because Damon column. He wrote me this beautiful letter and of course if you want an actor's attention you just write him a letter and tell him how great he is and you've got his undivided attention. I guaranteeing I don't care who it is. It's like Kryptonite right. You know. Start Bragging on an actor and telling them how great they are. They'll do anything and I fell victim to that. He came in. Yeah Yeah you're the God. And so he Lewis. Is this Lewis right walk on. I love it but he asked me to come in and he told me he kinda told me that story. The sort of long grades plans for for watching it. I don't think he wanted to scare me off so he didn't. He didn't tell me the whole thing but he told me enough and I and I kind of felt like well. 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The Official Watchmen Podcast is coming Nov 3

The Official Watchmen Podcast

01:31 min | 1 year ago

The Official Watchmen Podcast is coming Nov 3

"What are masks? What happens when you mix a mask with the administration of the law the KKK wears masks protesters like Antigua's wearing masks is covering your face justification for protecting yourself or are you doing? It's something that you probably shouldn't be or both all of that. Went into the mix. Hi I'm Craig Mazin. You may know me as the writer and executive producer of Chernobyl. But today I'm here to tell you that I'm hosting the official watchmen podcast from. HBO off over three podcast episodes. I'm going to be discussing this incredible series with executive producer and writer Damon Lindelof Damon and Craig. Because this is the official show watching podcast. I'm going to be telling you things that I would not tell anyone else. Including my own mother. Our podcast first episode it will premiere right after Washington's third episode airs on Sunday November third. Subscribe now. So you don't miss an episode and make sure to watch the first. Three episodes of watchmen before listening. Because because they're not only will be spoilers Galore but well we're going to be asking Damon some really interesting questions and gives us some incredible insight into these episodes and the ones that are upcoming you. You can catch us on apple podcasts. spotify youtube the H._B._O.. Go and now APPs or wherever else you get your podcasts. Even if you're living

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"damon lindelof" Discussed on FanBros

FanBros

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"damon lindelof" Discussed on FanBros

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HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Pilot Casts Regina King, Don Johnson, Four Others

/Film Daily

01:43 min | 2 years ago

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Pilot Casts Regina King, Don Johnson, Four Others

"The kid who played young ben in the movie so based on looks alone he's a good choice just hope like that his his performance bears that out as well yes yesterday on the podcast we talked about damon lindelof watchmen each series which is not a sequel not an adaptation but kind of like a follow up in some way a remix i think is the word to use today we get a bit of casting for the series chris who is joining the show a lot of people so regina king don johnson tim blake nelson louis gossett junior atalay clemens and andre hauer indra howard sorry are have all been announced to join the cast and an interesting lineup i mean regina king was on the leftovers viz damon lindelof other show don johnson is a very well known actor tim blake nelson he's a great character actor and i know it's very interesting lineup the only thing is we have no idea who they're playing because like you said peter this this isn't a straight adaptation of the comic it's actually it's more like a sequel where it set decades after the comic so everyone who died in the comic is still dead so it's it's hard to really even guest who they're playing damon lindelof has said there's going to be a lot of new characters on the show so for all we know all these people are playing brand new characters we've never heard of before i do like the choices in this gassing there's a lot of kind of coal character actor kind of choices don johnson who is probably most famous for what miami vice.

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