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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:16 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"The final total on bewitched is a cool sixty three million dollars, one, thirty, one worldwide tough I don't know no one was probably okay. Right people probably could live with that. Yeah, took a bath I know. They're all really rich people and I'm sure Nancy. Meyers, home is lovely and she didn't have to put a second mortgage on it. What if what if a movie project so? Oh. My God, Oh, my God. Obviously, an easily thinking about the Nancy Meyers kitchen that. We've been. Two hours fucking fries your brain, but her kitchen in this is very myers. It's a Myers kitchen. Yes, this is the norm that most like Nancy, I in the wrong way. Because it's setting Hollywood. Yes, and there's a lot of Nice interiors. laxed Nora. Yes you know what I mean like this one of the big problems of this thing. I don't really see a lot of Nora Ephron in. That I guess it's kind of trying to be biting about Hollywood, but like it just doesn't have insight into anything. That's what makes it a fiasco rather than failure. That's what makes us the loan. Be Lasko her career. Is it a shoe shoe? Is that a reference to Elizabethtown? Movie. David after losing your mind over this movie. What's worse, Elizabeth Elizabeth Town is worse Oh. This is disgusting. That is your one favorably. My bonus episode is. Terrific you Elizabeth and You'll come over whenever cove is over. David. On the couch he'll. Your is watching Elizabethtown. It'll end with me going on a suicidal. The real tragedy of this movie in my mind is that. Nora is so good sometimes at genuine human chemistry. Nexen John like feeling like two people who bicker have a spark. She's good at putting a spark on film, and this is like the anti spark. This is like like The spray that makes you not have static electricity on your skirts. It gets rid of all romantic chemistry. There is a halt amazing on on the you've got mail. blu-ray ione that says Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan should win the Nobel Prize for chemistry. An in. Joke than anything absolutely. What in those terms, this movie is like building the atomic bomb like it's like applying. Chemistry and only the wrong way. It's like hiring physicist to create a weapon of mass destruction. Yeah should've known. That's what's so baffling about it. Well Dana I hope you don't resent us a making you talk about this movie. I'm sorry I got so angry about it. I didn't expect to be so so animated. It's hard to stay chill. Bewitched challenged watcher for two hours in state. Chill impossible. You can't do it. Will Ferrell scream yourself out of frustration whom? Short. Hummus Hummus he does your Sherp at one point. Dana thank you so. Much for having me on a big big blamed. Check Fan. This is a delight. Sorry. This long to get ahead on the show to get you on the show I think people don't realize how far ahead we now plan simply out of fear, this this has been I was actually going to come record this episode in person that I had a trip to New York that was canceled because of Corona virus the thing that. Happened? I was like I know this is sort of silly was so early on I was like you know. They gave us a memo work. We're not really supposed to travel. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. You were the first Kovin cancelation podcasts right? It was before the lockdown at happened, but when you're like, it doesn't seem like a great time that plane it was in that last week where you were still like riding the subway, but still starting to feel like. Is this hooked up? Should I mean? I know. Our thing was look. We hate doing podcast virtually I guess. We have to find a new guest. If Dana can't come to New York anytime in the next two months. WHAT ARE WE GONNA? Do Record the episode over a computer I won't stand for one episode done that way. here. It's been weird, but Dana. Thank you for being on the show letting me do it virtually. Thank you for listening. Please remember to Rayvey subscribe thanks and for Good Oh. Show social media Rachel Jacobs for editing help lay Montgomery for a theme Song Joe Bonaparte for Artwork go blank his dot com for some real nerdy Shit patron, dot, com, backslash, blank, check or blank checks, special features where we do franchise commentaries with doing the mission, impossible movies and David is probably enjoying God. Being alive temporary for two hours never seen any of those only. It's been Quarantine Watch I. Highly Recommend I. Start at the beginning. I started the first one. luxuriate i. we actually watched backwards. Then like up went back to one. It doesn't matter. They're mostly all I think yeah, I think you can either start at one or start at four. Those are the two entry points, yeah! Okay the first three movies are kind of stand-alones, and then four is when it starts to become a unified franchise good. Yeah, thank you like nothing is pumped me up like hearing that theme song. Three is kind of episodes. Zero the franchise. I'll just start at the beginning. Getting. This is way too convoluted European! We're all stuck at home in the world is going to end wine out. Watch all of them. and. And as always. Talk Uncle Uncle Albert. Does I mean he he he. HAS A God Damn. You blew it. Get Out of here. Yeah. But he drives the car he does. This affect on. McCartney Song Uncle Albert. Brad.

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:31 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Pretty good, right? It's okay yeah. Yeah Philly Peter. Good for Ya, he got a blank check because the people who had been influenced by him, right? We're like come on, right. and. Things that ripped him off or becoming big hits. Yeah, like Shaun of the dead, or whatever, and like so like an Felix, the apotheosis of that like. Fangoria type you know Phantom Right. There's a lot more of that out there at that point, the Internet and the. Cool News of the world. Right like there's this sort of reverence for these old genre. Guys that I don't know it's just funny that that movie was such a big deal. He been canonized more than he had in a while the dawn of the dead remake him out the year before, and that was such a big hit. He was supposed to direct the resident evil. The first movie like he kept on getting fired off bigger films, and then all these filmmakers who had been influenced by him got big, and then like the online like nerds fear was like are going to let Romero actually make one of these movies. Then they saw it. They got really hot on it and the other things done well that they were like. We're so confident about this. We're going to pull up the release date. This was gonna be a Halloween Ruby, and now we're releasing in. June and it was a horrible decision. That was a bad decision. They definitely should not have done. They got wait. I wasn't insane thing to do. Yes, because it made twenty million dollars way more than any other dead movie, but still like it. Twice as much pct so one of the movies in the top ten. Madagascar your favorite. Revenge the Seth my favorite favorite. the longest yard. Which of course is your favorite The adventures of shark boy and lava girl in three D which might be your favorite. Legitimately pretty good money, and then Ron Howard's Cinderella man, which is just like. The most like a movie, right? Outta ten thing. We watched that in my AP. US history class to learn about the Great Depression. Great Look. That is definitely that movies greatest asset for society as an educational tool. Some other movies Oh my God no opening at number twelve this week on three hundred and fifty two theaters is Dave Lush apell's rise the documentary about cramping who? Is there anything more two thousand and five bad. I saw that in theaters. It was pretty good. Do, you remember. Seeing that first teaser for Cinderella, man that was mostly just the voice over narration of him in the press conference over like slow motion imagery from the movie and I forget they used the score from some other big prestige moves. Sure sure over. Oh you know what it is. It's the one track from the credits of Castaway, which is so good the one Alan silvestri credits track from castaway which rules. Because there's no score in the movie proper. But that trailer is just like his voice over the Great Depression, like handsome August imagery, and then like from Academy Award winner. Ron Howard an academy award winning writer. Akiva Goldsman Academy Award Winner Ron Russell Crowe Academy Award. Winner Renee Zellweger and then G. is the one guy who hadn't gotten Oscar Annoy. Can I tell one really quick Akiva Goldsman story, please. It's the shortest I'm so sorry. I was a freelance. Writer in. New York at the time and I I was writing movie reviews for Marie. Claire and I was working on a piece about like the Stephen King Renaissance that was happening and. I think it. Keep producing like the man in the in the the movie. Dr Our. Yes. Yes, it earlier I had seen. A transformer transformers the last night. write a review about that And that was the only transformers movie I had ever seen, so I went and told a ton of sense. If you're watching, I had never been more flabbergasted via movie. It was truly a nightmare. AKIVA Goldsman did the story of that movie. Clock that he had the story credit because he ran the writer's room. They were like we're going to treat the next ten transformers movies like it's a season of television. Yeah, he's the show runner in terms of generating ideas and they put ten people in a room with them. We're all overqualified, so this movie was awful and baffling, and maybe the worst I've ever seen in the theater and. And I was interviewing. Akiva goldsman about something else and just really quickly at the end, and can I, just I just have one question about transfers the last night. Did it turn the way you wanted it to i? Know with these big projects. You know they go through. Was it your original vision? And he goes I. Don't know how it turned out. I never thought well well. I thought great. It's. It's it's the Michael. CAINE question where they ask him why he did jaws the revenge, and he said I haven't seen it by all accounts. It's a horrible film, but I have seen the weekend house I bought with them by all accounts. It's wonderful. And that of course is. Bewitched own. Michael King. and then we're done unless anyone has a take on the perfect man starring Hilary Duff Netherlands locklear. It's a blog now. It's premise for movie. It's a movie and what your daughter Catfish is her own mother to make. They try to make the guy from superstore I think the romantic lead a young And Feldman. Deny remember interest. I remember even watch. Times and thinking. nope. This is. My Dad once called because like he's so Jewish looking, and she's not that but I'm very. My Dad wants called me on the phone and told me that I needed to see the movie. Obvious child with Jenny slasher. And I quote my father. Her love interest is conventionally gentile handsome, and he thought it would be good for my self esteem. To See a Jew hooking up with Jake Lee. Who I believe, she refers to as like a Christmas tree. Yes, she's. Jake Lacy. Laundry movie. I do I do want very quickly. Say for those we don't know the premise of. The perfect man is hilary. Duff feels bad for her. Lonely had their locklear mother, so she catfish is her and online conversation. You save her. Own Mother Right, and then when her mother is frustrated, wants to meet the man person she hires Chris Noth to. Act Out the script. She writes for Him Cyrano style. Insane. Fall in love I, assume. Of course they'd have eventually. She's says she's flirting with her mom. You're. Yes great. Next thing with her mom. She served Dick Pic. One other thing is right is falling in love with a man who speaks the full intelligence of a fifteen year. Olds creative writing at work. One thing I shout out. Is that also march of the penguins opened this week on four screens I? Didn't I just noticed that and Sanguine Renaissance would end up grossing bewitch many times over what was the final total on bewitch?.

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

04:11 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Seeing not a movie. The director's name is Yoshi Pena's. I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I liked that. That was fine and I. Want you back. I'm trying to think. Her franchises starting two thousand and five. It's not fantastic four. This isn't the beginning of a franchise, but is the relaunch franchise. It's the relaunch of a franchise that gets bigger from here yes. And was the previous. Incarnation of this franchise, ed movie as well or was it in a different medium I mean there's so many versions of this franchise, but the last movie of this franchise is eight years prior, and it's a movie to Andrew Lowe. Begins, that's right. It's the Bartman began. I can't work in me so this is one of those ones where people are yelling. Yes, isn't that? How how different time that was where people were like the rebooting Batman I don't know. Seven years like people might have for about Batman Right. When they tease the joker at the end, people are like I don't know that. Nicholson, play the joker sixteen years ago I. Think it's too. But. Also that movie like opens to fifty ends up around two hundred and people were like yeah kind of like a like like underperformed opening weekend, relative to the previous Batman movies, and then had good word of mouth and stuck around, but it was very expensive, and they weren't even sure if they were gonNA make a sequel. Were like. They were running the calculus on like. If the second movie does better will make a profit this one. We kind of evened out. So insane. Yes, the Barnum. And bewitched. Perfect railroad would of knocked it off its top, but it was a bit of a underperforming overall. Did you open a twenty million dollars? This is a crazy thing. You look at any sort of big comedy starring a big, Star from this period by and large opens to twenty like it's just like automatic Atlanta, the offense to like twenty. These movies that you think of is like huge flops and lost. It's another movie that was. The trailer was just all feral screaming. Matt Lauer Right Matt Lauer take. Over. In your face, Matt Lauer and your face. Just like. I. Don't Know You make an easy twenty million opening weekend. The question is how you multiply. Number three. At the box office is a big hit of the year. I'm sure we've talked about it many times. In various box office games. It was sort of like A. Jesus it's an action movie too big stars Mr Mrs Smith. Yeah Okay I. Don't need to do, do I. One of the big five's. Movie. I think it's fine. It's moments. They are chemistry at least. They have chemistry I just think pit is so like dialed out of that movie. He's like I had this many in his defense, very handsome, very handsome, very handsome, although I've never been the biggest fan of very close, the crew cut. Shaved, yeah, now, my favorite pit his hair long I thought I agree. He's hotter with long hair. At that point in time I thought he looked so hot Mr Mrs Smith I was like Oh. That's the key. If I shaved my head, I'll be hot and I shaved my head, and I was like no I like I'm not Brad. Pitt I face. My head is not as well shaped his. It's better. Back. David, what's number four at the box office? It's a movie that I mentioned earlier as a joke, and I believe I mentioned it because I had looked at this box office It's a reboot. Or whatever I guess, it's a reboot of an old franchise. It has A. Big Star of the time. Who is a pretty much cresting? This is kind of the end for her. One.

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:24 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"They think they're going to be the one who makes the that mainstream audiences give a shit about, and almost always people go inside baseball I. Don't Fucking Care I. don't fucking care. witched at the end. They fall in love I don't know. And then they move, and then they move into the house from bewitched, and then the neighbors from bewitched are actually they're? Kind and Richard kind and I'm immediately like. Forty was literally like Amy Sedaris and I was like credits are about to roll my friends. We're getting in this from the beginning. It would be that made me seeing ABC's Arison. Richard kind as the neighbors who I like remembered from the original bewitch so charming, and is still chicken. Fun For me that even if I would be like. I want that movie. Please the this movie. I was like this is where the movie should've be began. AB, so it literally should have been the opening after the credits is. Who are these neighbors moving in next door? They're newlyweds. You know what this movie. Yeah, this movie should've been to actors who they just get married. She's an up and coming starlet. He sort of in the decline of his career. They get married I'm a witch opening credit. Here's the movie and the. The power dynamic could young that her career is becoming more successful than his and he's threatened. That is an issue that women working have today that men when they start dating, you are more powerful and then get in a lull, and then they are not okay with that relationship dynamic anymore, but as you said, the Central Metaphor of the series tracks well onto that of just like she has more power than he does. Literally she's magical and he feels threatened by that. Give us. Sedaris and Richard kind as wacky neighbors. That sounds like a delight. Show that they work on not bewitched. I don't think Kidman is good in any version of this and again no offense Nicole Kidman. Right casting you know what she's just badly cast. Got I'm trying to think of like who amy Adams. She she too serious. No, no think enchanted is two years after that okay. I'm. Businesslike Elizabeth Banks, but she might be too. Broad Bench would be great. Too I, think Adams like is right before she gets big enough to be playing this role or would have worked. Ask Same. This is the year before Talladega Nights I. Yeah. Of course, Kidman is to and neatly dark like that's where her yelling lives. She ll phony. They're seeing. Will Ferrell live in two different universes I think. We were talking about how they're the exact same age, but to me. It's like when people were like. Oh, it's like people who are like Oh. Did you know that Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Junior are were born the same year. You're right I, just I think of those two people never intersecting. That's about will ferrell and Nicole. Kidman writes the same thing where you're just like what she was already like married to Tom. Cruise Hosting snl eight years before he got on the cast. They're clearly from different generations, and it's like no. She got successful very young, and he didn't get really big until later, but also comedic styles their ax. Her personas just don't intersect in any way. What a fucking was our God, Damn move. I think this is one of truly the weirdest films we have ever covered and one of the blank check. Easiest movies we have ever looks expensive. It looks expensive and it's also just. It feels like I mean. We're talking about it. Coming out of we just need to make some bewitched movie, but this one feels like they're literally writing the script and real time like in the notion episode of Your podcasts that I record it saying I was talking about how much I love in like the best comedies of the forties the. And the sturgis movies. They're not concerned with sort of like act. One has to be entirely this act to be entirely. This were stalling for time. We're putting off the conflict. Being resolved that every ten minutes they'll introduce a new conflict, but the way that happens is organic. It is following the logical interior lives of the characters and what they would do next. This feels like a movie where every ten minutes they go fuck. This is running out of steam. What's a new thing? Yeah, what does she think we can do to fill? Right yeah. Let's play the bucks box his game. I didn't I didn't expect to get so angry about this movie I thought. Not. A Lot. It's a and it's. It's Nora's. We haven't seen lucky numbers. Get at the time of this recording. It's the one we've done out of order for this miniseries pretty much. I a big Adam resnick fan I'm assuming I will find a lot more to like lucky numbers than I. Do in this, but her loves are not fiascoes in this way, and you can always see I get what she was trying to do, and she couldn't pull it off this I. Just cannot even figure out how she explained this to friends while she was working on it like I was running that test imagine being at a dinner party with Nora Ephron and going Nora. What are you working on right now? And her going? Which and they go! Oh, great! I can see that my head and she goes well, but not exactly, and she tries to explain this to you over drinks. I'm fine up until Clara. That's when it breaks me. That's when the movie Clare Definitely on the movie completely under shatters, and then I think the double reverse reveal of McLean. Being which is over. That's where you're like. No excuse me this. I need another movie for this. If you're even going to begin this. Movie three, but it's right around the same time as rumor, has it? We're Shirley. maclaine is dropping into movies as like Meta characters, yes. Anyway Anyway this movie came out June twenty, four, two, thousand and five I definitely saw at the AMC fenway by myself and I. also because I saw so many movies that year by myself, and I just would see anything. I think I saw the trailer for this movie like one hundred times. referencing it. Houma Number One. Griffin is a movie I. Saw Multiple Times that the AMC fenway. It's one of the big hits of the summer. What is it? Wears the MC fenway. The Austin. Globe at this point in time Boston Phoenix okay all right, so it's in Fenway Park. You're seeing movies project. It's opposite so while you the Green Monster. It's all in the green, Monster. That is where the Phoenix used to be headquartered. Yes, right, Kevin. I used to green monster. Sherp because I hated sports, and when I would go to sporting events with my dad, and my brother, and he offered to buy Merch by whatever merch had a cartoon character on it because I was like I don't care about players, so they had a shirt that was like the green monster, like anthropomorphized with a face, and I would get such fit as a Kid New York. Wearing that shirt like like fucking. Me and I'd be like I. Like that he's got Google early is. This means nothing to me. Graft Murray Yankees family or mets family. or No My. My Dad father and grandfather were big mets, fans and I wore a Yankee hat a lot because it was a hat that I owned because he wanted to look like Zoey Deutch and set it up. Just admit it. Set it up so many times. I just love to bring up that she goes the Yankees. But I I was more Yankees for no reason I liked that logo in the colors more. I didn't care about anyone's games. The men in my family, all like the mets, but you did shut down production on gone girl for two weeks because I used to wear. Listen if I were a yankees hat, my skin mouth. Let's just how it works my version. That was fever pitch. They fired me off a fever pitch because I refuse to wear red sox. Times I have seen fever pitch, so let's get back to. My brother's favorite movie. was, number one, your brother. Ali. I'd say this top five for him okay okay. There was a bit one year where three different members of my family bought my brother fever pitch on DVD. Like I. Don't know what else to get him. He Watches that movie incessantly, okay? Access to it..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:39 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Finneran Michael. Pedal Lucho. He can regale us with tales of the practice. What you're just like Cain and McLean doing old Hollywood. BARRIS giant high. Brigand CONAN. It's the ultimate example of command is in this L. of it. The stories ever would have the bits. Yes, it's so goddamn insane, but there's Uncle Arthur. He's backstage a CONAN. He gets the reckoning from Uncle Arthur, the character he's talked about loving explaining to him, you have to go. You have to run to her. Then he's like do runs up to CONAN uncle. Arthur's cursed him. He's naked. Okay, this is that moment. Except no, he wakes up. It was a dream. It was his sub-conscious speaking to him, but he knows what he has to do. He has to run to her etc.. He turns over in bed. Uncle Arthur is still real in this reality, or he's having a full blown mental breakdown that is haunting both his waking and sleeping hours with the same figure, so then he gets in his car and drives to the Hollywood lot were. Uncle Arthur tells them the rules that she's about to leave and go home to where she's from and the rule. Rule of which is is that if you leave, you can't come back for one hundred years. He can't figure out where he she is until he realizes Oh, she's home because the real home for her. Is there fucking Sitcom set where they've only filmed? One pilot apparently took six months hand where he was mean to her most of the time, mostly a traumatic experience for her. But there is a gag in the pilot, can we? Can we just shout out the when he has the big lobster claw? That's funny. You laugh at that I. do laugh at that and you also were just like. Why am I not watching that fucking movie? Why am I not watching the movie? And which will ferrell is sort of cuddly kind of a napped? Suburban Dude. Weird. With. Tensions. About gender roles in the nineties. That's an inter. Bewitched gender roles Meta textually to the nineties as an interesting movie that I would watch, there is a version of this movie that probably still doesn't exist. That probably is still viewed as that was a weird point, and Will Ferrell Nicole Kidman's careers, but it's a gentleman six. It's an ultimate cable movie. It's an ultimate like what it's comfort food. It's just a TV show. Stretch out for ninety minutes. It's middle of the pack Ephron. Rather than the worst thing she ever did, but you're right. The joke of him with the lobster claw is funnier than any actual joke in. It's not good, right? That's the thing it's like thirty rock correctly knew that the show they were making was irrelevant and probably not very funny. Yes, bewitched anytime you see a glimpse of the show. You're like I don't know this is worth more China rather this it's use of magic seems more interesting to me than the real world uses of magic behind the scenes well that the crazy thing to me with all the whiffs and wild things that this movie does is they try to make it so that she should. She's like I shouldn't use magic for no reason even though she does things that violate all rules of. Of Space and time where if they want, there'd be consequences of magic which movies seems to sort of want. They could do that, but they don't. Magic has no consequences in this numbers. No, absolutely she learns no lessons from using magic, and there's also no kind of like cliche ticking clock thing of like. If you in love with a human, you have to give up your magic powers. Are you sure you never want to have magic again dark that this that that? Isabel the Nicole Kidman Oscar Nicole. Kidman's character goes on. Is She moves out decides that she doesn't want to use. Magic has a crush on a boy. WHO's an asshole falls in love with that boy and continually use his magic. Biggest sort of satirical angle nora. Ephron is bringing to it is if they re if they rebooted which today it probably wouldn't even be about witch. They would find a way to make her as in sequential as possible to the show, but she is at the same time doing that to the character who is having that done to them in the show within the movie. Like, it is crazy. HOW LITTLE INTERIOR ALREADY LITTLE AGENCY! This character has! How little screen time she has relative to Farrell and what you think they're almost trying to do is say all right in the nineteen fifties sixties. The woman had less power than the man into society in on a Hollywood set. The unknown has less power than the established movie star, and I guess that could cause some tension, but don't interrogate that beyond just putting it on the canvas and saying there we did it. There's a meryl streep quote which invoked in before on this podcast, but we're. She said that. That you look at like the forties and the fifties and women were very strong and tough and equal co leads with agency who would give it as as hard as they took it in like all those screwball comedies and men did not feel threatened by it as audience members, they would watch something like his girl Friday and they would not say gender being pulled or Scott, which is maybe we talked about which in which the woman is so strong, and so our full that that's her whole thing that was not viewed as a threat of what Meryl Streep Said Is. Men feel more threatened by that today because it is closer to reflecting an actual reality at the times, in which those power dynamics were on screen. It was like well. Katherine. Hepburn can be like a ball buster because in real life. She can't actually tell me what to do. You know and now men feel more threatened by it and as you're saying yes, that is slightly more of an angle for this movie to how that like the idea of well. You couldn't keep her at home anymore. You couldn't tell her that she can have a job. Makes this character more of a threat if she has magical ability, but they're eight thousand different things as movie could have done. That would have felt like Nora had actual angle for why she wanted to make this. Rather than lucky numbers had bombed really hard. It was a guaranteed green light. And a lot of especially I feel like comedic filmmakers. If they've been working for long enough for like I. Don't know I'd Kinda like to make a movie about how show business works because they're filled with such contempt for how stupid the industry is that? They think they're going to be the one who makes the that mainstream audiences give a shit about, and almost always people go inside baseball I. Don't Fucking Care I. don't fucking care..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:34 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:35 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"You can't fire me. I quit okay, but she also addresses him down in front of the whole, and then he he comes after her, and he's like no one's ever done that before. This is crooked. I'm sorry, no business, give me a fourth character update where it's like, and that makes him behave normally like. It's clearly just the thing of like. Well now we need to start getting to the end so I guess he's going to be a human being again. We pause the movie and you go wait. Their fifteen minutes left. But the weird thing also is. They had sort of established that he was a nice guy. Beforehand right and it was and it was. Like this movie could have worked if he was a sad sack the whole time who so insecure that it makes him an Asshole, but he's just an insecure sad thing. Hollywood daring you to become an asshole. That's almost something every time he pulls away from assholes behavior. He goes to Schwartzman he's. Are you sure? Are you sure this feels unnatural? And that movie also would necessitate a list that Jason Schwartzman's character is Satan himself. He's long been waged a war with the witches, like which is the only way this movie makes sense which they sort of. At the end tiny. Tiny bit tiny that they make a joke about it like. Oh, but then it's like another montage after we've seen this montage of them falling in love that is Ferrell. Saying I'm going to stay overnight on the set with you and I'm going to teach you everything I know about eating a comedic. Even though she was being great before she was getting great ratings, she could deliver a funny line. She had no problem being ignited actor. She has was naturally pretty good. But he teaches her fiscal comedy. He's totally selfless and collaborative and hard working. We need to be a team. This is a show about a marriage. And then they kiss now they have the actual I kiss. It's bullshit. They have no mystery. Then, then it's like norris like all right. Time to bring in the ex wife. Let's do ten minutes of this. Oh, no, it's! It's! It's nonsense. She almost kills the ex wife with a light to rewind. There's another rewind and then manipulates her brain into making her move to vic. The also crazy thing you're saying you posit this point near fifty movies. Fifty minutes of this movie left. What finally after all of these ARCS and turns has established like they like each other now they have. This cast their together. She hasn't told him that she's a witch yet. We need to get to that, but that is the opening credit that's like the opening narration of the original bewitched like that had to be grimace of Belichick guidelines post relationship. that. She's a witch and the movie takes an hour to walking. Dead there. More an hour ten i. think something like that. That's an interesting. She's a witch. It has the clippers span line. This is all in the trailer of the movie, right? It makes it seem like this is the first thirty minutes of. Magic powers, and he lets out a big will ferrell screen probably the biggest laugh at the movie just because he's good at those, but just again I'm sorry, but the Katie Finneran scene is the first time we find out. It's only been a pilot because he says. Why are you coming around again? Did you hear that the shows probably going to get picked up? And you go to hung up on the pile of thing, it's not. Picked up yet. That's what's crazy. They didn't have a series order. It's not even that it's. It's beyond. That feels like at this point. The.

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

01:39 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"That they haven't even gotten a series order that they're doing this sort of promotional song and dance just for the pilots, it's not even up for. Yeah it's not even up fronts. They haven't shot the pilot yet. We have to move through because after this nonsense. She gets sick of him. 'cause he's mean. There's a whole rigmarole, but then the end point of it. is she sick of it because she's me? She's she over here's. Jason Schwartzman about how they tricked her into having no lines because she's having fun up until that point, she doesn't yes realize that she has nothing to do until they tell her. She has nothing to do in a movie that has given her almost nothing to do for the last forty five minutes, and then it is revealed that even though the which is fictional. Yes, aunt, Clara and later uncle. Arthur minor characters from bewitched are real. Guess I guess they're the only ones who are real right. They do exist like any Dora does not know she's got a father. She doesn't have a mother your. Entirely different character types except the actress. Playing door also is a witch, so you have one relative witch, who is exactly like the character from the show, the same name, the same relation, then you have uncle Arthur, who seems have magical abilities, but only appears to will ferrell and never interacts with the religion. Maybe they hint that he might just be oil barrels, mind maybe who's driving the car. Like. Breakdown who's even. Clearer. Yes..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:49 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Out Sign up for that right now. We switched to Ferrel Farrell is washed up for whatever reason. His wife has left him for a male model or something. He's getting pitched on this Sitcom. He's Nice for five seconds. That's the weird thing is. He's a nice reasonable guy. And we meet seems fine, and then it's like nurture problem. She's Jason. Schwartzman says like you're being a pussy. And he says that a thousand times right, and you want be the mayor. Pussy town at no. You want to be the mayor of falls. Lee Is it ball's town. Close I came Dana, really close to a pod town and cast bill or whatever. Yes, he's like the first meeting. He has with Stephen Colbert and Jim, Turner. Who are. The the show runners, or whatever he's really Jim Turner of course from our less someone. I now have watched so many hours of absolutely and. He's nice and then Schwartzman. And also he is June temperament. The way that he works as an asshole is like the listen up Philip way which is like this is the guy who's just dismissive to everyone. He does guy ten where you imagined that he could dominate negoti mayor of Volvo fell. Off? And that's a compliment to him. Yeah, he drags him away and he's like. What are you a cook? He gives them this whole. Like you gotta be an Alpha, and then so Farrell makes a bunch of ridiculous demands. Which I guess is funny. He wants a leopard, and that just feels like they're like. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA roll camera will. Say Some, funny. Shit right like that's what that they brought on McKay to try to punch up his stuff. I think McKay was on set for a lot of this movie. Makes no sense fan. Get a green light for right can't be Ron Burgundy for half the movie or Ephron leading man for the other. No absolutely not absolutely not, but that's part of the Frankenstein of this movie is like we're GONNA. We're going to allocate certain scenes in which McKay takes the wheel and helps Pitch Feral, a bunch of riffs, but anyway because of his demands it's established Samantha has to be played by an unknown. Then the movie kind of begins and I could not tell you I could not say the rest of the plot and not go mad. It changes every ten minutes. What what were you about to say? I was going well now that we've. Seen like that now the main conflict of the film is they cannot in Los Angeles they cannot find a pretty thing. Thirty year old actress, who could deliver live, you can't find an unknown actress who can who can say alive what? Does everyone blows the line so here here, a series of quick thoughts. Okay one as both of you said we'll Farrell introduced in this movie very low status vulnerable. He feels bad about his career. He's worried. He's a little bit sympathetic, right? He goes to the meeting with the negotiations. He's like this thing has to be two hander I. Love the original bewitch. I WanNa find someone to play Samantha and kill it. Chores pulls him. Aside is like you have to be an Asshole, and then he's an asshole for the next hour. Right then. Everything he's doing is just a status play. It is just trying to throw his weight around and make everyone value more. There's something. There Jackie Earle Haley, a great man once said to me the thing you realize that's terrifying. When you get a little bit of success in this industry is, everyone starts daring you to become an asshole. There is a system that falls into place where it's almost like. If you don't act like an Asshole, everyone will take advantage of you and so a very thing. We talked about with George. Miller rejected guess, trailer, and Eastwick and right, and so they're like Oh. You must be a total Wuss. Push you around I. Don't know if that belongs in a bewitched movie, but there's a thing there. There's something to work with in a more realistic way of someone feeling the need to still exert power in order to sell the idea that they're not washed up and taking a project in the process, but here's where you get to like this movie making everything a longer walk than it needs to be this movie refusing to follow like razor. It with the way. This character is set up at this moment. It would make so much more sense. It would be so much more believable if they keep on reading big actors for the role and he feels threatened by the idea of having someone who's at the same level of him as yeah, then then he sees this woman in a bookshop who he wants to Faulk, and he goes to the studio and he's like you have to hire her. You know like you would buy this character. Being the kind of guy who is like I'm telling you this unknown actress has it because he is sexually attracted to her. And and kind of like collapses the entire project rather than this weird immediate miscalculation of Oh. We need to hire an unknown actress before I even signed onto the project because I need to make sure that I'm the number one. In every capacity and agreeing to that, it's so much funnier like you said. If that's the unspoken thing in this head, we as the audience are smart enough to understand that he'll be threatened if he's on the scene with a great actress, and they cast out with great actress, and she's getting all the laughs I can understand why. We would put the two together that he's like I. Don't like this. That is the obvious way to go about this movie and when you're watching a montage of Eddie. Eddie Women mangle the easiest line in the world. which a as you said. What the fuck what you mean! No one can play this part. What are you talking? The montage of like in high school musical where every kid in highschool is bad, but it's like this is Los Angeles. You can find a blonde woman who's a good actress and their walked down the street right? If that point they had faced that much failure, they would not let him screen test a woman. He met at a bookshop. They would say I'm sorry. Jack been used to be established. Power is not well defined. Really know. So. Look, what follows is he's jerk for a what? He says her to bookstore. She does the nose thing he goes you. Understand? What reading is? She only takes this job. I think the important thing is what they tried to establish with her that she doesn't want everything to come easy. No, she's like I want everything to come easy, WANNA struggle. I WANNA struggle and he's like being famous. Great. You snap your fingers. Anything happened. She's like I. Don't want that, so she doesn't want to be. Famous doesn't want to be an actress the only reason she does. It is because she has a crush on him. Only reason even though he is the least charming man in the world, she's not interested until he starts saying her husband and wife, which takes them literal level. She's never met because he's twelve years old. That's the whole way she's playing that she's never met human before. He's showing interest in her, and so she's just like well. She's bewitched by it anyway and the screen tasks. She doesn't know how to read the script, but then she starts explaining her actual witch logic and recommended. Right. On, the they caster, it's Sorta like splash a little bit in that way. Yes, yeah, no, they sexy born yesterday. They treat it like splash in. Way So then. It's like huge press conference. They've built a set. It looks like Lollapalooza at some outdoor space where bringing her on stage, and announcing her for the first time. Everyone's reporting on it only to reveal twenty minutes later that this is the pilot..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

01:52 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:20 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Told me. Why it. But when when they find out that he's with in this Jack, white movie ever like Oh. Jack Wyatt like he's a-list movie star who was an flop, but like women. Him Sort of like, was he? METOO? Did you have a Mel Gibson's? Left, him. His wife left him for a male model. which you think, people would have been for him I never totally get sympathy for them. Dragged extensively all. Yes. There was no way that he ends up hated that scenario especially when his big vanity project is. That artsy like people wouldn't care. They keep on talking about how the movie like. Maybe we shouldn't have shot it in black and white using no one saw it. Which is brain? Yeah, then he makes another movie. No one saw it. It wasn't. It wasn't like he did black face. You know what I mean like. He's not coming back. Back from a scandal, but like tropic thunder where you're like okay, this movie is trying to pretend like. Ben Stiller is a stallone type character. WHO's had too many flops in a row obviously Ben. Stiller out realistically play like someone who could be that sort of serious straightforward action star, but I understand this movie takes place on the planet, and at least told her what kind of star he is this a fake trailer, so we know. Take. To Be Schwarzenegger some Hey. I'm telling cruise I thought any any. Combination. But the point is we get? We get the analogs of what he's supposed to be in this I'm like. Are we supposed to accept that? When he walks down the street, people view him as a confessional Xy, leading man or not. This is a problem I also have with Birdman where Birdman they act like Michael Keaton's character. Is this Dom Lung Cancer Jock who straining for serious credibility and I'm like Michael Keaton fucking weird about him I keep. Yes has always been unconventional right? That was the hope. People rioted when he was back like you're never gonNA convince me that he was like some empty, like like muscle bound star. Yeah, that that he needs to try to be taken seriously as an actor right and then the wool feral thing here is the opposite, which is just like the movies like. Are People going to buy in a Sitcom Young? ARE THEY GONNA? Buy this. Hated sort of. Hacky act hack in a cash grab Sitcom, which is like yeah, of course, that's what this character was. Will Ferrell of course would be. One Who? Could he be? This is now I'm ready. Twenty Eighteen Ben Affleck is they're trying. They're going for their. I have just he's just a douchebag. Even though there's not like one thing, it's just that we all know he's a douchebag. Give you what my take is. Knowing nor I kind of feel like this is who she was using. Burt Reynolds. Okay? Burt Reynolds was on a Sitcom. That's why because hey, spur reynolds awake. Spit in his coffee. There was no woman in the in the regular world was mad at Burt Reynolds. Eighty missiles. He became too big. He became too arrogant, another messy divorce, and then it was viewed as a real taking your lumps that he was suddenly on a CBS calm. It is crazy that he didn't. He did evening shade. Right is crazy so I guess it doesn't make. The public would not lash out at the guy or Reynolds became a joke, and he was broke and he didn't have a movie career anymore and him being on a Sitcom was weird and he. Had A big ego, but the public didn't treat him this way, and that's the only sort of analog for this where you're like okay, a guy who wasn't like super self serious as a movie star, but was you know it's? It's a Matthew Perry. That's the thing that's what I sort of get. Big Movies. It's like he was a big TV star. I got the vibe at. This is like Matthew Perry. Doing the odd couple rebe. Sure that's my mental log for this. People are sick of him I. Guess is probably what it's supposed to be there. Just sick of him. Like right. Maybe he didn't do anything specifically evil. They're just like I've had enough of you. This is a terrible introduction to romantically. Also. What's also very weird is that he is never once charming. No, they only on early on. They tell us they explicitly say. She only took this role because she had a crush on him. And you're like okay. Even if this was the first man you've, you've ever seen in the human realm incredibly off putting. Terming Shis. Don't have a meet cute like for someone who so good at romantic comedies. There is nothing in their interaction where she'd be like I have a crush on you, I just I have to say something I need out of my head before so the first the first scene of the movie that he's in apart from like when he's at the Pitch Meeting and he's Nice for hold the open is. This feels like a bewitched movie called openness. Nicole Kidman lands in some Californian suburb. She sees a Nice House and then if I can just take one minute to dissect the logic already tearing apart tearing itself apart at the seams. She sees how she likes She wiggles her nose. She magically makes a peer a realty sign saying that it's four sale griffin. Griffin you're you're pointing out the she manipulates the laws that magic, so that she can make a successful real estate transaction rather than just wiggling her nose, and be like I own this out, or or I'll make a house. What she wants to do is go through wiggle. Here's the house. It's four sale. Oh, no additional wiggle tours today! Did you know? She seems so wiggle into existence a real estate agent who then tells her that she needs referrals, and then she wiggles no referrals necessary encloses the I. Wonder what happened to the family who lived in that home, they. Shins. It was a pre existing a house that was a her. saw them all explode into Goo, but The side effect. This is the movie a microcosm. Why is this movie making everything so much more complicated than it needed?.

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

02:24 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Well, Jim Carey as you said looks a lot like Dick York, but because he has that sort of Old Star Not Mike. He sort of has that old school. Hollywood face like that John. Chin and the hair. He looks like a nine hundred fifty s movie star when he's not being silly, he's look I think. Will Farrell was handsome, but he is more like sort of adorable I guess. He's in Carey's cuddly Jim. CARREY's hot line carries hot. He's. Very Very beautiful man. Like. Jim Carrey in liar liar is like a great look kind of hot dirtbag. So okay, so now sued. I do horny on main like he's. No He is and even just like he's like in his. Off the! Off The farm like bearded like white t shirt zone. I'm like what he's the hottest version of that like he. He's just got that energy. And this is the thing Dana I feel like you asked at the beginning of the episode, and now that we've done all the table setting, get into the many questions about the internal logic of this movie. What kind of star is Will Ferrell supposed to be in this movie? It is a thing that drives me crazy in movies about fictional movie stars where you cannot even identify an analog for what he's supposed to be because it's like it seems like. Are we supposed to accept? Accept that Wolf Errol's very self, serious conventional a-list drama star, because that seems to be the types of products they talk about in the mid section where he gives her like the comedy lessons seems like this is a guy who came out of sketch comedy, and learned like funny faces, and funny walks, and his teaching her pratfalls, and then you see all the clips of the movies he's been in. All of them are like a bad prestige movies yeah, like Syria, their parodies of incredibly serious movies, but the and I'm putting joke in quotes like the joke. Is that in these prestige series movies? He's like doing bad mugging. Right because. Does, not look like he is a guy who was in Mel Gibson mood. To believe he was the. The other parodies. One right! NOM won Vietnam, and those are the three UCLA. Yeah, there's the thing that's most infuriating to me that I could not wrap my head around was also that he is a hated movie star that looked. Women are like Oh Jack. Jack. What's his last name?.

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:38 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Like the success of those shows on streaming services shows that scene kind of thing of I wanNA, Watch the past generations comfort food but in the ninety S. the film is set up. It's bought by paramount for a large amount of money rights, because it's so high concept. It's one of those shows that replays. Everyone knows the theme song ever knows the nose wiggle. The advertising campaign sets itself up. It's originally supposed to be a Ted best will. Is, it's supposed posted to. An actor who heads vessel mostly done sitcoms. Okay. But it's setup by Penny Marshall's first look deal at paramount with vessel supposed to do it, and she hires a former staff writer and a Monica Johnson from Laverne and Shirley to do it then. Richard Curtis takes a crack at the script. Then Douglas Carter. beane takes. A crack at the script's already I first strike at making a which movie in the early nineties there like This is weirdly difficult. No one can crack this. We're getting increasingly overqualified writers to try to tackle what seems like it should be a Gimme, and no one can find any way to make a fucking movie out of and I. Imagine I imagine at this point. It's not the idea of where they're making bewitched. This point it is a completely conventional bewitched movie. It is normal guy marries. A woman finds out after wedding that she's a witch. That's all they're trying to do. They're trying to take the shortest walk to a bewitched movie Yes then Ted vessel is suddenly of an erotic aneurysm. Okay, so the whole thing is halted. It's done the things. Shut down then penny. Marshall Goes Fuck it. I'm not giving up on that, but which movie premise? It seems like a no point to. She wanted to record this herself, but she'd. Guess it. This movie is two main producer credits penny, Marshall and Nora Ephron. So she carries the movie over to Sony where I think she set up at the time they go through. Hot At that Moment Cameron, Diaz Kristin, Davis Lisa Kudrow Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone Reese weatherspoon. Everyone is sort of talked about it And L L and Simon, who wrote one fine day? Lewis also nanny wrote my girl the Brady. Bunch, movie, all everyone's taking crack at it. No one's getting anywhere. There's a certain point where it morphs into. Jim Carrey is loosely attached to the movie, but the movie without being about the making of which TV show is maybe taking more of a self knowing brady bunch tone, and one of the big conceits of the movie. Is that halfway through the actor playing? Darren is going to change. That was sure one of the things. Sitcom is famous for is replacing the actor Dick York rent literally just he just quit because he was fucking tire right like he was like ill and he was like. was he had a really bad injury I? Think in the war, and then had a bad surgery and became addicted to painkillers after all that's anti was was struggling with both his pain and his drug addiction, and there was like a day where everything came to a head on set, and he said like I. Need to step away. Collapsed on set or something like that, and there's just like it's. It's like the director was just like. Do you want to quit and here's like that's all right with you. Instead of just being like you know what we did five seasons. Let's wrap up there like. fucking, get all right so what else we're going to get a new terror and revenue strong John White Guy Right and it went from Dick York to Dick Sargent. It was like a joke was like both the same first name. They look kind of similar when you're watching and syndication, and they're in out of order. You're always trying to remember which one it is. You're watching, so they were like. Oh, maybe that's a hook of the movie is like you do the Brady Bunch movie style. Thing where you're sort. Sort of playing off the tropes of the Sitcom while existing in the world of the Sitcom, but you have one actress playing Samantha too big comedy stars playing, dare, and you switch them halfway through and for a long time. It was like Jim Carey's on board. They're having a hard time. Finding another equally famous actor who's willing to only be in half the movie and Jim Carey was bandied about because apparently Dick. York was one of his big inspirations and they look really similar, so you wanted to do it. But then in the mid two thousand and early two thousands. This is like the same position that Green Hornet was in where someone's just going like. We've been sitting on this property for fucking twenty. We have to make some fit. That's what happens. If we don't make up a witch movie. I'm going to blow up this studio. Too many meetings about them, which I did not exactly things have gone too far. The next picked in the door gets an automatic. That's really what it was, so amy Pascal Calls Up, Nora Ephron who she's close with as worked with before and says like Nora. I need someone to rescue bewitch anything. Anything and I thought right right and truly I think she just says look I wouldn't be interested in making a movie about that. TV show. Is there anything to making a movie about someone trying to make the TV show? And she goes. Yes, absolutely here you go. Green was just sort of like full speed ahead. What, if a novelist or TV, writer wrote about how hard it is to write a novel or or fill well? Thought of that well I. Get it because I get pitch seem appealing, because like you say who which is famous for switching actors anyway right. So you can sort of do a jokey, and like what things are getting report. We got Scooby Doo movies right. I can see why they're like. Yeah, perfect. That's a funny angle on a old fashioned thing. There's one more wrinkle here in the development process which ties the whole room together. It's that. Nicole Kidman already loosely been in talks for the nebulous. We don't have a script. She would be a good star for bewitched. Then she wins the Oscar. And everyone's like fuck. She looks a lot like Elizabeth Montgomery now. She's a big movie star. We assume she's going to become a big mainstream comedy star, so we have to lock this shit down right from the hours. Her performance in the hours was so science fittingly funny, right? We need to lock the shit down. Though because yes, obviously, she made us. Yuck with the hours and people are going to want to keep that train rolling, so they signed Nicole Kidman to a seventeen point, five million dollar, pay or play contract Nicole Kidman will get seventeen point five million dollars. Even at the movie doesn't kept me. That's what that means. Get it Nicole But so that's one any pascal reaches out to Ephron and is like anything. We have Nicole Kidman. There's a ticking clock I've been I've seen too many versions of this movie. It has to be this, so then they go back to Jim Carey and they go, Jim. We've got Nora Ephron on board. We got a real filmmaker on board and the on onboard. Are you down to do it? He's less into doing the one that isn't Meta in the way that he thought he was gonNA do. And so he leaves it for fun in Dick. which fun with Dick and Jane and that's when they're like. We need to slot in who who is like the new Jim. Carrey like who else is just in that zone of like funny man. Let's not even think of what their persona is. Who is just an Alice Comedy Star? Because this role kind of makes more sense which carry well..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:44 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"It's everything you need to live your most comfortable life, David you made great point, obviously I got very excited about the towels, because there are a new product for Brooklyn and in that excitement I changed my name to see Hamas towel. Point Out Brooklyn and is not just a towel company and I feel like my name is not paying fair credit to the rest of their product, so I want to announce here formally that. My name once again. Okay. To sheet Hamas towel. Wish you luck in all future endeavors once again. My name is sheet Hamas. Towel and I love Brooklyn in. A couple of things I want to say one. I guess I'm trying to think we'll. We'll have come out by the time. I think it'll have come out. But NETFLIX's has a eurovision movie. Yes directed by David Dobkin. Director of the judge is I, believe coming out the day this releases or somewhere when Rachel McAdams yes in peers from Rosin and I hear that that movie completely rules like everyone is doing how good it is. Yes, I'm so excited. I Love Eurovision like. Serious film critics that I know have watched their screener multiple times. Wow! Someone told me it made them cry like. Being like it's funny. I was ready for that to be a calamity. Maybe it's also being everyone stir-crazy on. That one is good, but it does. That one looks more like a Holmes and Watson where you're like well, this is probably going to be something we just ignore. Holmes and Watson came out. I was a writing for entertainment weekly. They did not have any. Press screenings I'm sorry. We're just GONNA have to take another take of that. Can you say that again very quickly? Sure when Holmes and Watson came out, I was. Oh No I'm sorry. I was I was I was overeager. Let's take okay okay. When Holmes and Watson came out. I was a writing entertainment weekly. Ben Keeping all three cups. And I. There were no press screenings for that film which. I had to write a review for and I believe. I was assigned that that movie because it came out on Christmas Day and they knew that as a Jewish person with no family in Los Angeles. They're like well. Dana has nothing else to do so at ten in the morning I went to loan to the grow to see Holmes and Watson alone on Christmas Day and it was. I, think probably the worst Christmas I've ever had. Holmes and Watson. They don't have a clue. As I was leaving the theater I overheard two stranger say that movie was fucking off all. To people who voluntarily saw that movie at Ten am on Christmas Day presumably because they didn't have to review it somewhere, people were vicious about that movie. I mean it was the worst reviewed movie that year won the Razzie for Best Picture and best director. Like was right. Yes, I'm sorry. But, that's that's another thing is like okay, so he has this period where it's like the McKay directed. Movies are the highs that then you have like blades of glory will do well in this and that, and then it's the point where McKay is. Wait a second I want to be very serious, and not only does. He stopped directing comedies, but he also stops developing them and producing them with Pharrell, he's so much more in like the succession lane, and they've now dissolved Gary Sanchez. That's when Farrell is really like now. We're into. Get Hard territory to Daddy's Holmes. And Watson. How much do you think it broke? Will Ferrell's heart that he wasn't w and vice. Man. I wonder I wonder if that was a conversation where they were like, we can't do that. Yeah, I wonder it would. Break the movie. The movie but. What would I care? And I would like to see McKay figure out how to use him in a McCain movie. I look anchorman. Two is what I saw at once, and I have not revisited in a couple of people have been like. Check it out again. There's something there and I've been like we'll see I haven't really gone back to that. My take on that movie is that's a movie made by someone who doesn't want to be making comedies anymore. Yeah, I sort of agree right there. And what's funny stuff? There is because you have these twenty actors, and they're doing their individual bits in it. The best performance in that movie comedic -Ly Greg Career Hilton can you. Can hear. In your head Oh. This is a very pro career podcast, but like post anchorman two hits are the lego movie and the daddies homes yeah. Like the Lego movie I think he's actually, he's really wonderful in that, but like obviously that's put both to live action and the voice over. I think he is incredibly good net in the second one. He's a cameo. In the second one barely, but and the daddies homes are I mean even people have tried to talk to. Those and I've tried to find them I. I can't watch the second one I'm not fully defending them. I think there's stuff in the first one that is incredibly strange and interest at him in Walberg are very funny in the other. It's not like they are not. A good team I'm not arguing fine second one. Hey Look I have not watched the second one I can't deal with the second one I refuse to deal with the second one. John Lithgow revealing the trailer, one of the great moments of comedy, but I'm not watching that fucking moves the first one has some good bits in it. It's not a good movie. It has some good bits, and let's just pull back because I. DO I think feral figure it out. He'll do something else like I. Don't know. Maybe he'll make a movie of McKay again. Maybe Hill. Maybe, Eurovision Windsor picture maybe. Maybe series with Paul Rudd I don't know. Vision this perfect. He'll probably do a funny voice and be like a big character was wearing leg. Yes, that great I think it's what people want out of. One hundred. That's what I want out of him I don't want him to do is silly voice and make me laugh and sing a song and being accommodate. Guess. Winched yeah. Okay can I ask switched? Speed around through this. Okay, so the movie is set up. In the nineties. Okay, this is when they're sort of this feeding frenzy for like fifteen years on the shows that are in syndication needs to be made into movies you they animated. They live action. Sitcom dramatic like everything's getting fucking turned into a movie like addams family fugitive Brady Bunch. The jetsons movie like all these sixties, seventies fifties TV shows are getting regurgitated, and it's just like peak syndication reruns cable. You have these shows that now three generations have lived with and from Hollywood. That's like dollar signs in the is. Exactly I think that's brand recognition, one hundred percent, and just the existence of cable TV, and like you say reruns has raised burned these things into the collective consciousness whether or not you've even seen them. Right. Like you know what's crazy, one that I think about the George of the jungle movie coming out in the nineties and us being like Oh. Yeah, George of the jungle movie I know George of the jungle joy I know the song that's true. The Sun had less than fifteen episodes in total. It had one season that ran in the seventies and twenty years later. We still knew it deeply because there was not enough original programming for children that those twelve episodes were still being replayed at Infineon, and then following the brandon frazier thing he wasn't a Dudley. Do Right Levy. Jammed that. was them going too far. We can do anything. Segment from rocky and Boeing yeah, but think about it this way as like an equivalent. If you were to tomorrow, announce a live action, a reels monsters movie that would be pitched at nineties, kid nostalgia. Nothing. But, that's my point. We would be into it right. I guess we're ready. To a six year old, no, you're right because things have grown more diffuse than there's not like. Culture, right, but hey, Gimme. That are real monsters. Come on, come on, so. Of Live Action Rocket Power I, want to see people surf waves that are the size of skyscraper I am. All of these, but it's very much the point that the things don't have the same sort of meaning I do think now we're seeing friends and the office hit a level that we like viewed happy days at when we were young and watching like nick at night, you know..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:36 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"Has has any movie star had their success so so directly tied to one collaborator as will. Ferrell in terms of the discrepancy between the could movies and bad movies I I know what you mean right because it would be like if we'll. Farrell's not working without a McKay. It's a right on. It's. It's almost always a red flag, and there are exceptions. There are ones that are hits, but that hasn't. You know because his his emergencies not tie to. That's what's crazy. It's once he makes inkerman. It's like you can tell whether the movie is going to be good or not. Is Right increment okay? It's before it. He has a good run working up from character actor to movie star, and then once he makes us I McKay movie. It is like a most of the non McKay movies flop. Be The McKay move the non McKay. Movies that succeeded the time. Age perfectly well. I'm not saying they've age poorly, but people don't have. One hundred percent. So here's welfare. He's on SNL. Obviously, it's very funny. You assume you guys agree that will. Farrow has the capacity to be tremendously funny comedian. He's he is. He is a perfect sketch comedian I. I'm not saying that in a backhanded way against his movie career, he is just one of those people who is so perfectly suited for schedule. BERRY EAT into it, yes, if he. Immediately like I. Want to know what he is doing. He also does does funny faces like. Jim Carey that just know how to do funny face will farrow can do a funny face, but in a way unlike Jim Carey it feels like Oh, there's something just inherently funny about this guy like when Jim. Carrey does a serious interview. You're like wow. Jim Carey's really drained of all comedic energy here. But when we'll fareless serious, there's still something funny about him. It's just like it's a problem. Has He's got a perfect body for comedy is our so beady? His his funny like everything about. Downhill, just! This year downhill. Where like they're like God? It's about this guy who's just sort of exposed as a separate of a buffoon. Him Self and I'm like you cannot cast fair over this. This is about practice, and this movie has the exact same problem, which is just like you know. This guy's a buffoon and you know he's GonNa fucking lose it. There's no. Killers we'll hear, won't he? Failed Movie I would say I would argue it's even more ridiculous in two thousand and twenty, two thousand. Five I suppose Hollywood still trying to be like. Can he play a regular guy you know like? This this is the other thing is as much as we're saying. He's a perfect sketch comedian. He does not feel like an obvious choice to become a movie star. In any sense, there isn't like a clear pathway in a head to what does this make Meyer Mass? Or, whatever like the other important through line and the characters he plays is there. Is that like childishness? Yup, he's. He's a man child. He's overgrown boy, which also then is like we. You can't really be romantic interest. Adult women aren't sexually attracted to men man child's I. Don't know what the plural of that is manned children. No that's why it's a specially weird when. Zoe DACIAN AL in. Early like has the mind of a child. Yeah, like okay. If you're going to throw a romance into Will Ferrell movie like okay, but that can't be the point just like a gross thing guess. Point? The ones are the ones where the romantic subplot feels like a parody of romantic subplots like Adamson Talladega Nights Christina applegate. Right, the fact that the other guys the joke is that he's married to. A whole mark. Wahlberg is like I I. We have to begin with. Barry this woman like anytime. They're talking and he's. A. Good job I just think about like a quote. I remember fincher doing some interview after. The whole extended casting process of girl with the Dragon Tattoo remember that when there was like a year of people. A. And it had apparently come down to Scarlett Johansson and Rooney Mara Pierce Nipple for that role didn't even get a call back. To and I didn't even get a I read. I do too and I wasn't even auditioning. We all had the fever. We'd Gotten Elizabeth Bug. But. He said this thing that I think about all the time where he was like look Scarlett. Johansson give a really great audition was very impressed I didn't think she had it in her. But what it boiled down to for me, scarlet handsome was acting like Scarlett. Johansson was doing a really good job acting in a way, not seen her do before, but Rooney Mara is inherently weird like there's something just inherently. About her. Movie he looked at her and he's like. This woman has never eaten a pie before right. He's like everything about you is fucking strange and with a movie like this and the way I work. What's important is what is the inherent movie star quality that you have which is what is the thing that at four o'clock in the morning when we've been filming for sixteen hours and we're on the hundredth take cannot be beaten out of you. You know it's just like what is the thing that is nate Lii in you that I will get onscreen every single second I shoot of you. And I feel like with Will Ferrell. It's a similar thing that Hollywood has constantly struggled with outside of McKay which is like. How do you use what he's good at? And how do you not apply to things that you fundamentally doesn't Click doing because they're just these things about him? That are so inherently. They're even when he tries to play serious. You know even when he's playing more of a character, even when he's playing more of an every man. It's just like there's shit that you just cannot control with him. But Welfare, yes. SNL Then, it's sort of like building this career of life. Small parts the first one powers. Dick he does. You know a couple of movies that are based on sketches night at the Roxbury. He's very funny and deck in a very very funny. He doesn't all three. That's those three paramount snl movies that come out one year after another when Lorne Michaels is like I'm GonNa make an SNL movie every year every fall. There'll be a new movie and. Men superstar then the ladies man..

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:51 min | 2 months ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

"They. Trying to wiggle my nose. It doesn't. It's more of a Chin Wag like I, said now what I want to say is I i. also think that when Nicole Kidman is doing is more of a Chin Wagle especially if you look at Elizabeth Montgomery in the original show, the magic trick of it was her, no seems to wiggle without the rest of her face moving that much. And on Nicole Kidman you could see the effort and so much of the movie is based around people seeing her. Do the nose thing and going Oh my God. How do you do that I can't believe. I remember there being stories about how she worked on the nose for like two years. She recalls her face some crazy. It's like she's trying to get a bigger out without picking their nose. That's what it looks like right well. Put thank you here. We I. WanNa Watch Elizabeth Montgomery to see. 'CAUSE! You know. The cartoon. Right and so the cartoon winkles its nose as well and obviously. That's very prominent nose wiggling, but she knows what. She's wiggling her damn cheeks. That's what she's doing. Also if you're magic, you should have the ability just to isolate your your nose. That could be part of your magic to live in another realm. What are the rules of? This is a mini series on the films. Of Nora Ephron. It's called. You've got podcast. And sometimes when we announce a director, people go I. Don't get it. WHAT'S THE ARC? That's just like they made a lot of hit comedies. Like what's what is that? Here's the thing about effort. Aside from the fact that her successful movies are very much worth talking about the influence. They had and the weirdness of how they came to be. She's got some big swings and some big bounces now the other bounces. I feel like our movies are people are just like what people didn't like the movies right? But also they did not even register. This is like the movie came out and people were like no, no, no, thank you enough for me, right? This is like abouts. Big Pre existing Ip big too big movie stars kind of at their peak moments. Huge budget big summer release. I feel like this one. When you explain mixed nuts to people, people say. I can't believe that exists I've never heard of it. When you explain bewitched to people, they go. Oh, right I forgot that existed, but also that's what that fucking movie is about actually. They spent practically forty years trying to crack up a witch movie, and that's what we got. I day we're talking to which is high concept, the Sitcom. Ready. high-concept enough, you could have just at the end of this movie. They tease that the couple is now becoming bewitch and I just wrote in my notes. I would watch that movie. Let me just watch that ritually into scenarios. That sounds fun. Let's have some which. I'm going to speed through some some things here, but our guest today. But the normal podcast is their name for the romantic comedy podcast. It's not who knows when it's going to come out to yeah. Okay, there's no. And untitled Dana Schwartz. Romantic comedy podcast. Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for having me? Of course, of course, of course, of course now you've seen this movie before. Yeah! I was I was talking about it. I was a big bewitched fan. Growing up. My mom had watched it growing up, so she had all the DVD's think. There would be maybe they. They would ever. But we I watched old, bewitched, I had multiple seasons as big old school bewitched fan and I distinctly remember going to the theater to seeing this to see this movie with my mom, and I remember liking it. And I enjoyed it and this was the first moment where. Like. Eleven or twelve just for context so I was like twelve year old, going to see this movie and I liked it. I was like. Oh, it has the cadence and look of movie the same waste sure. It's a movie and I remember. This was the first movie where I saw like reviews or like rob tomatoes, and it got obviously savaged for very good reason, and this was the first time as a young person. I was like Oh movies that I like. Our thought were good. Maybe aren't good. Yeah, yes, and so now I watched this movie as an adult and I was like Oh. This movie is a disaster. I thought I had seen this movie I had a false memory of seeing this movie. My my sister, passing future guests Romley, Newman. Huge Classic Sitcom Fan Mostly Watch Classic Sitcoms as a young child because she doesn't. Especially at a young age did not like conflict. She liked high-concept charm comedy. Everything's wrapped up in twenty two minutes, anything but too much conflict with stress her out and she didn't like watching shows with kids in them. So. She watched a lot of classic comes, but which was one of her favorites. My mom took her to see it and I. Thought I had seen this movie because my mom and Romley Bromley. Who must have been seven at the time? explained it to me in depth, and it was seared into my brain, as I can't believe those things happen in this movie. Well I. This movie came out in two thousand and five. I was working at the Boston. Phoenix was a little intern college intern boy. And I lived in Boston. I. Didn't have many friends, so I would go see movies all the fucking time by myself. And so I saw bewitched by myself I guess mostly probably out of boredom, but also like I was, I, was all in on welfare, so I think I was probably just like well, you know. Maybe he's going to. He'll. He'll be good I. Don't know. Advertising was all welfare all welfare him going like Sherp all that. The trailers all feral homeless. Hummus. The height of comedy is saying saying with a little. That's that's such. A two thousand five show is just what if I pronounced something correctly right? and this is i. mean this is his big flop year. We're GONNA. Talk about it. Because I was GONNA. Say I was all in on him. And this is going to have to be a lot of career context. Feral I feel like we haven't really talked about before. Gibbons come up before right. But you know we can talk. Kidman, yeah, there's career context on both of these that are kind of crucial I. This movie just made me feel so bad for Nicole Kidman. Any gorgeous woman who has started movies were her romantic lead was Tom Cruise and McGregor should never have to pretend to be attracted to will Ferrell, and certainly not with with this infamous character. especially a lovely man would ever in this care in this context. I'm trying to figure out just how to organize I'M GONNA I'M GONNA slowing. Okay I'm going to start with the first. Build Act during this film. Nicole Kidman. Yes, the reason she's I built is this is three years removed from an Oscar win hours. She's two years when he's. Let's say because of the time that movies take to get made. Three years is where you really see the full force test of someone's Power Post Oscar win. It's like these are the projects that they're signing onto right after the Oscar that go through our full incubation period development, right? That's exactly what I'm talking about because the year after the you know the two thousand and three year after the hours she's in the human stain, supporting role whatever shop. And Cold Mountain which is you know big a collaboration with Anthony. Gallo obviously a big deal movie, but also was in the works before she won the Oscar..

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Does the Military Teach a Sleep Meditation Technique?

BrainStuff

05:37 min | 1 year ago

Does the Military Teach a Sleep Meditation Technique?

"Today's episode is brought to you by IBM. SMART is open open is smart i._B._M.'s combining their industry expertise with open source leadership of Red Hat. Let's unlock the world's potential. Let's put smart to work learn more at I._B._M.. Dot Com slash slash red hat welcome to brain stuff production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff lauren Boban here getting good sleep is important for everyone. It's essential for optimal cognitive performance physiological Michael Processes emotional regulation and quality of life but the National Sleep Foundation founded. It's two thousand eighteen annual sleep index study that just ten percent of American adults prioritize sleep over other things in their daily lives such as fitness nutrition work social life and hobbies. Lobbies and personal interests in the study just thirty five percent of those surveyed describe their sleep. Quality is good while twenty two percent said it was fair and twelve percent rated their sleep quality as poor. Most adults should get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night and the effects of sleep deprivation when you don't get enough sleep can be serious so what's one to do when they either can't fall asleep or simply. Don't get good quality of sleep when they do a pop culture legend of sorts suggests that the military might have the answer the members of the armed forces do have to sleep in dangerous and stressful environments all the time and the consequences of Parsley for soldiers on missions can be catastrophic soldiers on deployment often have unpredictable schedules that conflict with their natural circadian rhythms and they have small sleep quarters that double is personal and leisure space. That's why soldiers reportedly use a meditation technique that helps them or anyone fall into restful sleep in two minutes according to a November two thousand fifteen report from the U._S.. Army a metric called. The performance triad is used to assess and improve soldiers readiness in the areas of physical activity nutrition and sleep. The report revealed that almost one third of soldiers get less than five hours of sleep per night one out of every twenty active duty soldiers takes prescription sleep medication and sleep deprivation can increase the risk of soldiers developing post traumatic stress disorder the report includes the performance triad course offered to soldiers provides technical sleep techniques to help them get as much rest as possible while on deployment it also suggests soldiers aim to get eight hours of sleep in a twenty four hour period and avoid caffeine six hours before bedtime includes advice on how to use caffeine or energy drinks to improve performance while minimizing their impact on sleep. Although this report demonstrates the army's understanding of the importance of sleep it includes no mention of Meditation Asleep Tool. So where did this oft-cited technique come from the technique was developed in the U._S.. Navy pre flight school. It appears to have entered entered popular culture by way of Nineteen eighty-one self-help book. That's now out of print called relax and win championship performance. The author Lloyd Bud Winter was by then a well known track and field coach. The book is actually based on research that winter conducted as as a naval ensign after World War Two years before the book's publication winters technique was tested on two groups and winters navy pre flight academy to teach naval aviators how to properly relax and fall asleep faster the test group outperformed the control group in numerous. I tests and drills and after six weeks ninety six percent of the group could fall asleep practically on command so while the technique has seen a resurgence lately thanks to some mentions in the press. It's definitely not new but it is courtesy of the military. Winter described the process of this book to physically relaxed quickly in short his technique leads you through full body relaxation and then helps you clear your mind you start by slowly relaxing the muscles in your face including your tongue and lips then moved onto your shoulders arms and torso let each muscle go limp and breathe slowly as you concentrate on relaxing focus on your chest while you take deep breaths and exhale releasing your tension with your breaths once your upper body muscles feel relaxed move down to your thighs calves and feet consider them dead weight finally take three deep breaths and when you let them out blow out all of your remaining tension the process should take about a minute and a half it takes practice to relax your body on command so the trick is to I tense up each area. Area and then relax it clear your mind by concentrating on a calming mental image in theory. You should fall asleep pretty quickly based on recent military publications. It's unclear if this technique is still taught or widely used but if you haven't insomnia or just aren't getting a good night's rest. There's certainly no harm in trying it. Today's episode was written by series three and produced by Tyler claim. Breen stuff is a production of iheartradio's. How stuff works more than this and lots of other relaxing topics visit our home planet? How stuff works dot com and for more podcast from IHEART radio is iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows I'm Dana Schwartz and I'm the host of noble blood a new history podcast from iheart Radio Aaron Minke that focuses on the stories?

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"dana schwartz" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

14:53 min | 1 year ago

"dana schwartz" Discussed on KQED Radio

"After a quick heads up about tomorrow's installment of cuffing season. They say you're only as young as you feel or as old as you feel and these days more people fifty and older feel like dating if you are over fifty. What's it been like courting flirting and dating these days? Leave us a voicemail. Eight five five two three six one a one a we'd love to hear from you. Whether you're looking for love discovering, a new relationship or dealing with the difficulties of romance. How has finding finding love in your senior years been going. Tell us your story. Eight five five two three six one a one a or you can use our app won a vox pop to send us a radio quality audio file and to keep up to date on future, topics. We'll share some of your stories tomorrow on one A. Back now to our conversation with of Wilkinson Dana Schwartz and Billy let me get to a few of your comments. Serena tweets, I'm a fan. I live for moonstruck. It's funny. It shows love from an older perspective with her parents and the protagonist this outside of the box. I also love mermaids the witches of Eastwick. Okay. This just turned into my love for share movies. But I do also love rom coms. John emailed the greatest rom com. Grosse Pointe blank. Along those lines Colton rights. Let's not forget dead pool is a rom com despite being completely different from most. And I would also add Dana Schwartz very dirty. If the Princess bride doesn't get to be a rom com. This deadpool get to be around calm. I don't think. So maybe I'm just a purist. Okay, fine. All right. I I don't wanna fall in that rabbit hole as much as I love deadpool. I will not fall in that rabbit hole. David emails, and maybe a Lissa looki-, and you can take on David's question. David emails before we get too much into more serious issues of social Justice and include seventy why are rom com. So entertaining from the taming of the shrew to ten things. I hate about you. It's modern version. We clearly loved them. Eliza. What would you say to David? Why are they so entertaining? I, you know, I think it's partly because they. This gets to be a dirty word, but they make us feel good, right? They end we feel good about the world. Like, there's possibilities around every corner. Good things can happen to us. They remind us of things that were really wonderful and pleasant to us when we were falling in love with someone. And they also kind of give hope if that went awry that there could be something in the future. So I think those are all great. But I think one big part of it too. Is that again, these are usually movies about pretty people having witty banter with one another, and that has been always something that's interesting to people to to watch and to experience and we can put ourselves in their shoes. And imagine ourselves being just as witty Billy with regards to the rom coms that keep coming up in conversation. Kelly tweets, especially this time of year. Don't forget love. Actually, my daughter is named or really after one of the characters. I watch it every year Samantha rights. I'd love to know the commentators opinions on love, actually, especially this time of year that movie tends to be one that people either love or love to hate. I am obsessed with it. Why do the commentators think this movie is so impactful do they like it? Or is it another throwaway Billy? What do you think? Well, my friend tests Morris agreed screenwriter who's written a good round com. Called man up. If you haven't seen it it's worth checking out we do about a podcast, which is coincidentally called you had us. Hello where we spent an hour on the love hate actually because he has become such a controversy. I think it has both things in it. I mean, there's definitely elements in that movie that are cringe-worthy all these younger women throwing themselves in older men and a lot of sexist stuff that is really disturbing throughout. But it also forgive me. But it has great jokes. It just has some really really funny stuff and some in a very fantastical way, Greg romantic moments, so much I loathe it. I have a love hate relationship with the Richard Curtis's worked there a love hate relationship. Yeah. Yeah. Because their scenes there that that are I comic, and that are wonderful. And there are things where you just want to throw something at the screen. All right. So Dana Elissa, I'm gonna confess I have never seen love, actually. What? Like. And this will be my last show good-bye everybody convince me why is this? Why is this something that I and others like me need to see every actor who's great base British. So that that's pretty fun to watch. And it also has Bill Nye, according a very awful Christmas song, which I think is high comedy. It is I would agree that it's a film that has a lot of elements that gets the only word for them is problematic, but they are also very romantic at the same time. So it's a little hard to to just push it away entirely. Dana. I agree that definitely there are elements that are sexist in the light of analyzing it, and and can be problematic. But overall, it's just a really fun movie. I will go to the end of the earth for Richard Curtis and his writing I love you almost every film. He's made and several television episodes, and as we said. It has every British actor and Laura Linney. So how can you not love it? Okay. I'll I'll give it a try. I'll give it a try. I should note, by the way, we did hear from some of you about what romantic comedies mean for you, including some of the messaging in them, some of the positive story lines that have affected you. Here's what one listener left in our inbox. Hi, my name is paid from Toledo, Ohio and the romantic comedy. Character us relate to is Kate winslet's character and holiday he starts out in that movie with very low self esteem. She's dating that desperate character who is dating someone else doing laundry he is neglecting her not a good relationship. But he starts to realize you get away from that. She gets into a better space. You meet a funny guy who has kind who treats her like the clean Shia. And I think a lot of people really to that you start out dating and you put up with a lot of crafts, and then you start to grow. You realize you're worth more. And hopefully, you need on trees. You like you are worth more. I hear that page. Thanks very much for calling in and sharing your story with us. Let's bring one more voice to the conversation. Again. Thank you so much for sharing all of your stories and thoughts you have not disappointed today in terms of your love of romantic comedies. Let's bring in one more voice if someone who works to bring these stories to us Christine Swanson is director producer and screenwriter. She's written about a half dozen films, including the romantic comedies all about you. And all about us right now. She is location scouting for her next project and joins us on the line Christine. Welcome to one A high traffic now, you're films predominantly feature casts of color, I presume that that something conscious a conscious decision when you're writing them and putting them together. They have been in the past. But I do have more range, but I'm always drawn to that, particularly because I think in terms of stories that deal with the universal theme of love. There are no color barriers. I'm always challenged to find stories that speak to the steam healing with people of color, maybe particularly because I am one. But also, they actually make a lot of money for you as a filmmaker. What is it about a romantic comedy that makes it really land? What are the key elements of a really good Ron com? Well, the basic premise of storytelling is the business of tapping into messy Boehner abilities. And what better way of tapping into the phone abilities to deal with the theme of love and typically, these these ideas are very universal in nature. So no matter the genre. You want universal theme. And you want to hit a nerve, and and sometimes you can have all of that integrate rom com. Is there something perhaps that you take away from the experience of directing producing writing romantic comedies? It's different from working on other genres, whether it's just the creative process or the way studios received them or anything within that. Well, we're looking at like this. I look at it as a great story. And then what universal about the comedy element of romantic comedies is the fact that life is definitely more interesting sometimes on screen when there's humor involved. It's no accident that I I was just telling someone that I think. Lala land is a romantic comedy. It's just been re imagined or contemporary audience using the music musical theater element as a backdrop, but by largest comedy all drawn towards the storytelling of two people. Trying to discover who they are in the backdrop of a love story we've been talking about representation in romantic comedies, one of our listeners. Michael wrote on our Facebook page love Simon while still a somewhat predictable ending expanded the John to new age group and to demographics not previously well represented, we know Christine that they are issues with romantic comedies and representation. That's come up in the conversation. That's far too straight SIS gender good-looking white people kind of hooking up in the rain. You're one of our producers asked if we could think of a you know, how many same sex romantic comedies? We could think of Debs was one of the very few. I wonder if you see that changing in terms of what studios want what gets produced. What gets funded what makes money at the box office with regards to representation. Absolutely. I think everyone is looking for the perfect combination. Or formula that's gonna put people in seats and increasingly stories dealing with reputation of various cultures class people at orientation or going to be more abundant because the audience is is showing that they want to see stories like that. Are you seeing Christine that it's more driven from the audience or from inside Hollywood? I'm sure that there's a need on both ends. But I don't know. I get the sensors someone who doesn't work in Hollywood that as audiences changes. The nation becomes more diverse studios are having to kind of react as opposed to people inside the studio system saying this is something we're gonna do. But that's my view from the outside. How do you see it from the inside? Why think this duties are thinking that they're reacting? So they'll try. Something to see if it sticks, and it's a sticks and makes a lot of money you'll see two more of those. So we will only know after the fact if it's just an idea that is timely and necessary in terms of the volume of people showing up wanting to see it. But I do think inside the studio system they are trying to find something that will split. Stick knows what we're until after it worked besides the temple movies that are very lake in nature and guaranteed a certain box office return, but with smaller more intimate stories they're becoming few and far between because of the level of competition across all platforms. So now, it's specific in terms of rom com in this current a storytelling. It's really about. How could we imagine it in such a way that newer, fresher? And and more interesting for a band of people who. Have so many avenues of stories coming at them. We are speaking to filmmaker Christine Swanson who wrote and directed all about you and all about us alongside Elissa Wilkinson of vox, and the King's College data Schwartz adventure treatment weekly and Billy murder of Universal Pictures data. I know our time is short, but give us a sense of this resurgence in rom coms, where do you see this supposed resurgence going from here? I hope that it continues to to open up the doors of romantic comedies to tell more diverse stories the story like love Simon which is a a same sex relationship or even a net. Flex a little more under the radar. There is one called Alex Strangelove, which is also the same sex, romantic comedy and also stories with more diverse cats. I think not only is America getting more diverse, but people want to see diverse stories people wanna see themselves represented unscreened, and then people want to see other unique experiences on screen. So I hope crazy rotations start to trend. If showing that you don't have to look exactly like the people onscreen to relate to them into be enthralled by their world in their story. We also heard from some of you who are writers, including Theresa who tweeted, I always scoffed at the tropes of rom coms, then I was hit with the thought of two prickly. Male novelists thrown together on a project and surprise. Is falling in love over four hundred pages later. I cannot believe I have written a rom com lesson. Don't judge an idea by its cover? Paul emailed. Are you all too young to know the best rom com of all time, Billy Wilders the apartment. No, paul. I am not too young. Because blockbuster was thing back in the days. I remember seeing the apartment, but I am curious by way of Paul's challenge. What you do consider to be the best romantic comedy of all time Christine Swanson, I wonder by way of winding down if I could start with you. If there's one you think is the best, particularly if it influenced you as a filmmaker broadcast news and the broadcast news and Tootsie to my favorites. Why those two just classic storytelling that that despise the John. Right. So it's it's an each story deals with taking the ordinary into extrordinary create a memorable experie-. Now. That's a great drama. That's great rom com. That's a great sci-fi. It's very universal nature. Danish schwartz. What about you best romantic comedy of all time? And why oh God don't make me say just one one. Well, she actually Christine got too. So maybe you can give you. All right. Well, I'm a sucker for Shakespeare in love just as like an English Leonard. But I would say the best comedy of all time is you've got now was that universal story amazing writing just clever dialogue, great chemistry between the actors and genuine heart..

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