17 Burst results for "Dana Stevens"

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

Blank Check with Griffin & David

05:04 min | 4 months ago

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

"Sitting the. Office. That's. Lady the trip more severe racists. Rescuers Seventies. If you guys are missing an obvious one in I, understand why this movie's weirdly forgotten, sometimes, even though it's hugely culturally important. The wizard is it. Not Not. Sort of stone. Is the titled. The characters name Yes. The big movie guys big one I'm running. Screaming right now I'm running through my head working at the Disney store and looking at the wall. And I'm trying to remember which plush. Disney doesn't own this. This is public domain. Anyone can make a movie of this. It's not Winnie. The pooh no, but it's public domain, but there is so many movie versions of Miss Your show many Peter Pan. Peter Pan I got him. That was a big one to mess. Which is I? Feel like even though it's universally yeah, we'll truly. Everyone remembers like eight things from Peter. Pan It. It does get forgotten into Disney Canon, because it lacks princess, and because it's been done in so many versions, but but still i. think so many of the visual tropes we associate with Peter Pan now come. When you wish upon a star is like one of the most important Disney songs in the Damn logo. inker bell is like one of the five most important Disney characters. She's in every Disney movie also. As someone, who was given all the internal memos that are very important, sent a part. TIME CAST members at the Disney store. It was like this is one of the pillars of our company. You know it was like we sell poo. To a certain age. We sell like Tinkerbell to like this certain thing. Huge I think she's the highest selling female character Disney Merchandise Yeah, so Peter Pan. that's that's it. That's the box office You got a lot of sequels as well you got last crusade ghostbusters to do the right thing is in the top ten along with weekend at Bernie's so two pillars of hunting in the United Bernie's such a good movie. This is like the first really modern box office summer where it's like ghostbusters to lethal weapon to. Ten MOVE, right Andy! Andy Three. 'cause like I think Batman becomes the biggest opening weekend of all time, and then ghostbusters immediately dethrones it or vice versa. Something like the record is broken two consecutive weekends in a row. All right. Around eighty nine feels to me like a very pivotal movie year. If you guys ever focused on a year, you should do an eight. Use An underrated, -ly important because of the amount of indie movies that are breaking out. Mix of blockbuster. Franchises and and there's another huge industry redefining release of nine Hundred Eighty Nine Disney the little mermaid. Downtown griffey names. Sure and downtown. And, also you have that one Henry is the industry for that's when Brannagh revives the Shakespeare movie with Henry the fifth. That's when Al Pacino comes back with Sea of love like Al. Pacino had been gone like that's when Tom Cruise becomes a serious actor with, and then all after all of that Hollywood is like. God this is a lot. Let's just pick driving Miss Daisy. As best picture like what's not wait into this. There's an argument for the nine year. Often being the most important within a given decade, and also that being the year where the academy fucks it up like you think about like ninety nine, being so historic, and it goes to American beauty. I twenty thousand was a big year, and it goes to Korean book or no I'm sorry that was. This was a good year actually parasite nobody at two thousand eighteen green book I mean obviously right. The Bonnie cloudier where they don't have the so they go for in the heat of the night, right? That was sixty-nine, right sixty eight, or remember some I- parasites still goes to your theory that the the nine years a pivotal year nine. A series where you go through some decades and grab grab all the nine years. Well, you know we we every year. Do a blanket episode where we give out our awards for the best in film of the year and. Who knows how possible that is next year, the Pentagon east. So, there's a chance we might have to do. Like a nineteen, ninety nine, what we would have given the awards, episode or something like that. Yeah wow eighty nine sentencing year Dana. Thank you so much for. Really quick. Dana No, you know a lot about silent film Yeah to idea. Yeah, maybe I don't know I don't WanNa like chalk it up to the next evolution of cinema. How you feel about loud movies. Movies everything's Loud, screaming loud sound effects. The music's too loud I mean this se brothers did one last year, right? That's loud cinema..

Disney Peter Pan Disney store Al Pacino Dana No Andy Three Henry Bernie Tom Cruise griffey Bonnie cloudier Pentagon Brannagh Hollywood
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:51 min | 4 months ago

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

"To what end do you put your movies on index cards in a little box so that if someone comes over, and they ask what you have to watch, they can file through the cards rather than look wherever you're. Visas are like everything about that is so strange, but it's so telling to her personality and. Apple pile a motor. Oliver OCD trae right. Absolutely. It's like he knew about her. From the moment he met her. That was four fronted, but it's this one example that like isn't a red flag, but is deeply UNCALL-. where if you discover that the moment after you sleep with someone, you immediately have that. Was this a mistake? Thing. Does have movie collections. Well actually you know what physical movie collection okay, actually been. Shut the fuck up, okay? Would've liked the letter. Yes, her system would make sense now right her since her system would make sense to organize your digital media would let's talk about since you since you've got to that scene of the morning. After of the night, they sleep together and then maybe we can backtrack to when they actually start using, but the morning after is a tour de force on many levels. And part of it is just the framing that really close to shot where you see the two of them lying in post-coital bliss for her, and just I don't even know what to name his emotional state like terror dread. Out on the floor like one foot, ready out the door. Yeah, yeah! Any of that right like we see them both, but they don't see each other, and so we see the complete contrast between their emotional states, because of that framing so I can correct you on one tiny thing Dana, and it's the thing that I think makes it so transcended. Most movies do morning after they cut straight from them, falling into bed to extensively eight hours later, and the guy looking panicked like that or the woman looking. Yeah, this is just a few minutes later. It's just post sex. It's still dark outside. It's still night. They later cut to the following morning, and he still looks freaked out, but the first time jump is however long they're there I sex. You're right, and that makes it a call back to his earlier thing on the plane about Oh we're just manages lying. They're thinking about how long we have to hold you before we go also good, and then that leads into the index, cards and everything, and then the next morning is like the further level of him trying to figure out. How do I do damage control on this right already getting dress, and then they make the calls to their friends at the same time. The split screen stuff is so effective amazing, so that was all done on sound stages. They were three different stages, but they shot it all live with three separate cameras because the timing had to be so specific, so they all had earpieces in, so they could hear what was happening on the other stage, and they time it, and they spent the entire day just on that one sequence filming the three cameras simultaneously, and it took sixty one times to get it. One of those things. Where like Reiner was like. If you're GONNA do it. You have to do it this way well. The timing is incredibly hard to get right because the exposition happens, do like the exhibition happens with both of them, speaking at once and having to leave space for the other to speak while having a plausible conversation with their friend that they don't know the other person's there. It's very pillow talk. It's very late. Carrie Bruno also like kind of making up excuses or like examples of what is on in the background while the other like it's just so. Could eat. Gumbo right like it was like. That's the most difficult thing I've ever had to in my life, but it was like exciting difficult. It was because so often. Your cues for dialogue are not lines. Being said to you like my cue. I had to pick up with something that Meg Ryan saying to Carrie Fisher which I as an actor am not supposed to be hearing like as a character. That's outside of my purview. Even though I have to hear it because I'm waiting for that. That to cue me, so you have to look like you're still in the scene and not just passively waiting because you're on camera the whole time you're not going to cut, even though you're for your moment to say, you're perfectly time thing and he was like it was sixty. One takes at take forty. They finally got a perfect one. And then when everyone hangs up the phone and Bruno Kirby and Carrie, Fisher have those three final lines to each other Bruno Kirby blew his line. Wow and rob. Reiner was I. Ever GonNa. Get it like. Am I fucked? The is this too big a check for myself? And he liked belligerently. Barrels through does twenty more takes the sixtieth. Take is perfect and he's. Let's do one more just to see now that we got a perfect one and the sixty I is terrible again and he's like. Yeah, NOPE! Put My luck. It's on, that's it that's it. That's amazing I'll never see that scene the same way again. It's credible. It's fucking incredible I mean talking about. Framing Dana and you are such an authority on silent film comedy, but there's that thing chaplain always said that like. Drama is a close up comedy as a wide shot that is so often forgotten today, but this movie is such a great example of that and I think Nora really. Learns from seeing it works so well in this movie and Mike Nichols was really good at that, too. I mean the fact that these were the first to directors who worked with her screenplays I. Think she really borrowed from that and then develops your own really good style with one long takes and all that sort of stuff to shots because it is like. The reason chaplain was saying that was that comedy at that time was so much about physicality, whereas drama was about the close ups, the emotions of the actors and comedy was about actors interacting in the space, watching the stunts and the pratfalls, and all their interactions with their environments and other people, and whatever that needs to play a wide shot. Because you need to see everything happening in the same frame to get a sense of tension and layout and reaction and action in the same moment, and all that sort of stuff, and then that tends to go by the wayside over time as comedies progressively become more and more like sitcoms, where it's like shot, reverse shot and people just covering it too much and editing too much, but I think Reiner realized. Ephron realize that in a modern very dialogue comedy it's still as important to have things play out in wide shots as much as possible because the magic trick isn't. Isn't you know Keaton landing on the grill of an airplane, a train and dropping log right onto the tracks at the perfect moment. The magic is seeing billy. Crystal and Meg Ryan deliver all that dialogue without a cut. You know it's the same kind of like Bravura Act of performance, which immediately gets deflated..

Reiner Meg Ryan Carrie Fisher Dana Bruno Kirby Carrie Bruno Apple Oliver Mike Nichols Ephron Keaton billy Nora Carrie
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:03 min | 4 months ago

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

"Crystal sounds. Julia Roberts said to love Lovett. Not I'll do y'all do. Anyway on nominees this year. fun, say Bugsy. No. I was going to say I think the other x factor. There is Rob Reiner are still very bitter post of her divorce. This movie comes out of a similar depression to Harry of I. Don't think ever fall in love again. Playing the field having meaningless affairs relationships that break his heart. What have you and then like three or four weeks into filming on this movie? Barry Sonnenfeld sets. Rob Reiner up on a date with his wife's friend. Who Then becomes rob? Reiner wife, who is still married to to this debt. Eighty nine. I think that's one of the reasons it works. They end up together. Even though philosophically I tend to prefer calms where the characters don't end up together because the movie starts out being directed by far more cynical rob reiner, and in the process of making it, he is once again believing in like true love so I think there's like. An honesty to the way they get together at the end rather than a lot of movies where it's like I. Don't know what has to happen. And the final monologue that billy crystal gives when he runs to her at the party, because that wasn't in the script, because that wasn't planned, is like improvised by Billy Crystal and that was improvised onset. Yes, and that was the first. Take you know. I think might not I might have been like. SORTA gave him like bullet points of what he was going to try to say. Right but rob reiner talks about like as he was saying each thing to her. When he says that Crinkle, you get in your forehead like he was like going like pumping his fist going billy's doing, and he's nailing it Oh my God. That's incredible, but he must have at least had his own landing. Point the line. When you want to spend the rest of your life with someone you want that life. Start as soon as possible. That's you can't just come. I think Nora gave certain points and I think. Meg Ryan's response because grind was obviously less comfortable with Improv. I hate you thing that was preplanned out, but part of the thing was like billy I want to see what you come up with. Like just tried it like what has the energy of? Even though Billy Crystal is better at speaking than most of us has the energy of the type of speech that someone. Someone makes if they're actually struggling to come up with the words rather than the very written version of this that you usually get at the end of these movies, and yet I feel like this speech is so copied and his worship by screenwriters who wanna make these kind of Rom, coms, right and worshipped by people, probably in the wrong way where who expect like. Why can't the person I like just show up and make a speech like you know explains everything that's great about the. Can I just say think of all the awkward moments that have been created by people in real life trying to do something like that? Expediate flops and it's just it just really really awkward the. Or a? This is one of those movies that definitely like watching it, not having seen it since I was ten or eleven. Oh, this is one of the movies that fucked me up. This is one of the movies because I'm like a broken brain person who only understands things through movies as a young child growing up in New York. I was say this is how you do it. Totally like this was like my fantasy was trust like you meet a nice girl. Your friends for ten years, and then at some point becomes more. Assured Jewish guy and eventually she comes to realize my prince charming. Resign next to me the whole time like I could give that kind of monologue at the end, they'll all storm. The New Year's Eve party. I totally fell for it. What points are we? Do? We WanNA hit? I feel like there are some moments that we haven't yeah. We just have to talk about some of the big moments I feel we. Talk about couple's yeah. Yeah, I wanNA talk about the crisscross. The blind date I would talk about the threesome friendship among Lisa Jane Persky. Carrie Fisher and Meg Ryan. Let's let's go through in order at says Ben, said it really is. A sketch movie, and then I thought about is. It's movies like this I'm not saying all movies should be like this, but movies like this are almost. This is the type of structure that is most conducive to good film acting because the whole thing that's weird about filmmaking is that it's like what's the thing that Steven Soderbergh says it's like pointillism under a microscope like with a magnifying glass, and then you have to step back and hope that the whole thing makes sense because you're dealing with everything in such small pieces out of. Of Order, it's so hard to track that thing in your head and the hardest the hardest, but one of the hardest things to do as an actor is continuous action when things are split up when they're done out of order when they might be weeks apart when the exterior and the interior might be happening in different states in different cities in different countries like that stuff is so hard, and there's something to the fact that this movie is like these kind of clean isolated segments. For the first half hour. It's like these time jumps. That are longer and then even once it moves all being present day. You very rarely have continuous action in this movie. There's almost always a little break between scenes where your brain can fill in the gaps. It's slow down totally, and that makes it so that these four actors in the movie can really just only worry about getting this scene perfect. You know like you can treat each scene like a little short film rather than having to do the math of okay, we shot the other scene when I'm walking into the restaurant so that I was doing this and how do I match the energy of what I was doing there? They spent two weeks rehearsing it. You know those rehearsals were probably like a play and the way they shoot the movie. You can kind of isolate each day or every two days is like one little piece like this, but yet it doesn't feel like one of those snl sketches movies. That has no narrative coherence. It's not a night at the Roxbury or whatever, but no, because the thematic tie between all those sketches. Their relationship and there is an arc to it, so it does feel organic and not piecemeal. There's a natural build between both of them. Where you can see parts were Sally's leaning toward like she kind of has a crush on him a little bit, and then he'll say something about just being friends or she does something extremely charming, and you just like watch, billy crystal like fall in love. A little bit like the is the Museum of Natural History. To The met there at the back, the met that that. The papper cash might be like my favorite one more thing we want to mention is we talk about Harry Connick, junior, and just in general. Not just him, but the soundtrack and the president. And stuff like that. It's so good, but again that's woody. Allen, all right, we'll talk about I wanNA. Talk about that because I do feel like. You do get the earth. SATS Diet Woody Allen thing, but then I watched this and I'm like. Even putting aside personal life, this just ages back than woody. That's what I WANNA. Talk about like I. Mean I wanted to revisit my snobby. who was sort of saying like? But Woody Allen is the true artist and like look what's happened. Look what his lasted over the years. There's something about like even just doing the Harry Connick, and not you know the slight change in font style. All that sort of stuff feel so much less precious than the opening credits of any woody. Allen movie now you know. And I don't know if it's just that. He replicated himself so many times that it just feels like so hollow now even when you watch the earlier films, but there's something about this..

Rob Reiner Billy Crystal Woody Allen Meg Ryan Harry Connick Julia Roberts Barry Sonnenfeld Lisa Jane Persky Steven Soderbergh Museum of Natural History Expediate Crinkle Nora Carrie Fisher Lovett New York Ben president Roxbury
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:53 min | 4 months ago

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

"In this movie it's done in such an original way and I believe it's that there's answering machine messages. Right isn't that you're seeing them doing their separate things while he's leaving the fruitless, but more funny answering machine messages and Going back to your your observation about low concept, David. What's so great about that is that there's not some elaborate obstacle thrown in their way. Right I mean there's there's not another person that one of them is in love with is not one of them is overseas hiding some secret family or something? It's just like they had a fight you know. It's amazing. How many Rom coms like feel like they have to have what you're talking about where it's like? Yeah, so the boyfriend is going to come back or. Like an says. He's he's always pretended to be A. Flight attendant bread. Actually he's a butcher like. There's some end of the second act reveal, and then she's going to be like I. Just it's not even that you're a butcher. It's thank you lied to me like. That scene and then they're not. You know six months later whereas this. Feel so natural they like they only care about each other like for real when they are starting to you know when they're single and they're miserable. Yeah, and they're a little less attached when they're not anytime that they're not. Which is you know? That's an honest depiction of like that kind of a friendship like especially. If you're going to talk about male female friendships, well, that's reiner kept on talking about like the thing he wanted to his entire for this movie is I wanted just make a movie. The concept is make a movie about the dynamic between men and women you know. you know a very hetero normative perception of relationships. And obviously specific to a certain. Never do this now like his hook here is like can a man and woman befriends Oh my God. Let's talk about men and women in general so. Whatever it's. The way he puts it. Is that like the thing? He was really trying to latch onto? Is that a man a woman in a relationship? It's about a man coming to understand how a woman thinks and a woman coming to understand how a man thinks the relationships that work overtime gained some sort of understanding of how the other works and if you end up being more charmed by than annoyed by it, that's a relationship that potentially has a future and the thing. That's so great about this movie is as. As you said David, the only conflict and it is them getting in the way, right, it's the thing that is the hardest to pull off, but the most satisfying of the only conflict is internal nothing outside conflicts interrupting it is just these two people getting in the way of their own happiness, and it's hard to do that in a way where it doesn't feel manipulative, or the characters become too self destructive, but it is one of those things where like in the opening of the movie they completely identify. Identify each other like they completely identify what is annoying about the other one and they are correct, and those attributes carry through till the end of the movie. The only thing that changes is they come to have affection for those things, and they also figure out how to work in a way to complement those figure what they want in from the total their own lives. You know totally, but but it's pretty wild. That's all the movie is doing and another thing. That blew my fucking mind. Is that this movie? Movie is ninety five minutes long. I think about it as being long for a ROM com, because it spans so much time that my mind's I am like that things probably like an appetite length, right? It's probably like two five to ten, and then you watch answers. No, there's no fat. It is so lean it is so economic. They sleep together like an hour in you know they get to present day like half an hour in it ends at ninety minutes five minutes of credits with Harry Connick Junior. Harming our pants off, griffin, that's exactly what I texted David. Of Wednesday said I is this the best movie we've ever covered? There's no fat. It's so lean, and every scene is just tight. You know what it's like. It's like a lean cut of Deli meat a Kansas. Can I. Can I float a big conceptual question before we get into some smaller nitty gritty things? This was probably have been another thing that annoyed twenty two year old me when I saw it about this movie, and it goes to what you were just talking about. Griffin about its whole premise of cannon, man and woman befriends I think that I didn't like that they ended up together, and of course I watched it last night and I'm weeping in the bathtub, and how perfectly you know what I am that they're kissing it the New Year's party, but. Both, Nora Ephron and Rob Reiner thought that they should not end up together which I was shocked to read. It was like a mutual agreement that this movie should not affirm that men and women have to have a sexual relationship, and they should end up as platonic friends, and I couldn't quite figure out why they didn't accept that. It was just simply studio demands and we need. Need a happy ending, but what would this movie have been like if they had not ended up together I think their hope was Oh, can we make a movie that ends like Annie Hall or like Broadcast News where it's more about the period that these two people spent together and less about it being destined for each other, but I think it's a weird case where like? Fundamentally agree with you the entire time sitting there and I like to end up together and I was like I should be pissed off that this movie ends up agreeing with his most arrogant thesis that a man and a woman can't be friends because I fundamentally disagree with that right and the and the premise is presented as sexist during the car ride from Chicago. It's the thing he says when he is the biggest asshole, which which I would be proven correct as Dana said that is the Nora Ephron magic. She can actually write him. Berry unsympathetically, which I like a lot of writers wouldn't. have him be such A. He is a pain in the ass in the Chicago like. He's not and billy as an actor to his credit because I feel like billy crystal is so usually defined by. A jerk spitting out the grapes. Saying Billy Crystal. General is pleased. Love Me. You know the fact that he was like all spend the first ten minutes wildly unpleasant. Something I didn't think he had in him, but I think this is just one of those like force majeure cases where you look at the footage and you're like audiences are going to hate it if they don't end up together fundamentally, you want to see them end up together if it proves him right. I wonder if it's also just because you never really see anyone else. That matches their report like if there were like partners for either of them like maybe you'd be happier with it, but it's so true all the partners you do see them with. She only has kind of generic Ken Doggone, answer. All of his other women, we see him on dates with just seem like complete empty headed bimbos. That's a great point. Edge is like it. This movie is ninety percent those four main actors you so rarely see anyone else, and if you do, they are so little consequence, and they tend to be kind of stupid and put in only for a quick gag. So everyone else's so kind of unpleasant or boring or dumb, or whatever in the movie? Even when you see Helen at the sharp as you think that was, that's what you're writing for right, and what's his name? Jim- Meg Ryan previous. IRA right like all of his Irish. Guy Is Jim the Meg Ryan, previous boyfriends General Joe I didn't I know that because of the way she says it on the phone when he says he's got married and she goes. Oh yes! Yes, I think that's part of why because. As. She says she didn't want to be with Joe just. Why didn't you want to be with her? And then the only other people in the movie who are as charming as our leads are Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby who obviously should be together, so you come away.

David Nora Ephron billy crystal Rob Reiner Meg Ryan griffin Chicago Joe I Harry Connick Junior Carrie Fisher Kansas Helen Annie Hall Berry unsympathetically Bruno Kirby Dana
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

06:44 min | 4 months ago

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

"The script is for Silkwood as well. And then this is the real breakthrough moment because this is the first time that Nora Ephron writes a movie that's short of establishes what the nor Ephron directed films are going to be like. Can I just throw in there? Silkwood still rocks is incredibly well done movie never seen it. I need to see silkroad is like what a true story like. That's a great template based on a true. True story you know type movie. I would say like it's pretty unsparing. Everyone in it is so good I and it has this completely matter of fact, lesbian love, affair, right or domestic situation, which at the time I remember thinking like? Is this possible share in Meryl Streep just live together. I mean that that wasn't happening in major cities so good in. It so good so sexy. I feel like I've always dismissed it for that reason and we've covered a couple of on the podcast recently like Philadelphia. Lorenzo's oil that are movies that are easy to just sort of sight on go like. Is that some like Oscar beatty thing like the premise is so dramatic. You know and like heavy-handed issue-driven. Is there any way that movie still holds up, but I need to watch it. But then this is I was watching a bunch of the special features on the when Harry met Sally blu-ray the CIA factory just put out a free plug, shout factory very nicely, just sent me a bunch of Blue Rays. They have at their label who listened to the podcast and they asked me what movies I wanted. And I picked this because I knew we were going to be covering it. but are new blu-ray is incredibly good for when Harry met Sally and has forty five minute talk between Bryner and Billy Crystal that was filmed in the last year. That's really really good but this movie really springs out of Rob Reiner's romantic frustration post Penny Marshall Divorce, which is a weird thing to think about. And he wanted to make a movie about trying to figure out how to date again and just sort of like elementary, the relationship between men, women, and all of that but a lot of what he was pulling for him was very autobiographical, and he very wisely said I should get a female writer because I understand the male perspective and I'm the one directing this I should find a female writer who can add. A lot of perspective that I don't understand to this rather than me, trying to tackle everything myself so I think he just reaches out to Ephron and hires her off the string theory previous work pretty much. Griffin something about that collaborative relationship which I'm sure you know. If you just watched all these extras, they must talk about it, but I was really struck reading about this movie. How much it's sprung out of a collaboration among all of these people on a personal level right so billy crystal and rob. Reiner were really old friends at the time. Very good friends right so the character. Billy plays is based on Rob. There are a lot of interviews with Rob Reiner that Nora Ephron did to essentially lift dialogue from him and something. That really strikes me watching this I. Mean People Always Talk About Kinmen Right Women? I think this is a great job of a woman writing male character. The batting cage scenes the wave at the football game like all these ridiculous masculine rituals that she nails and I think a lot of that comes out of her interviewing Rob Reiner at length and apparently also onset. There was a huge amount of. Collaboration for example we'll get to it, but the orgasm at cats seen just something that came out of. They wanted to do something about a fake orgasm. They couldn't decide how to turn into joke meg. Ryan had the idea of her faking it. Rob Reiner had the idea that it would be in a public place and billy crystal came up with the line I'll. I'll have what she's having rob. Reiner's mom of course delivers bright. The more I dug into the special features, the more every story was like that it was like a perfect confluence of everyone adding stuff and as Rob Reiner pointed out in his very menchie way. He was like look at how many directors came out of that movie like Billy Crystal goes on to. To write films and then direct films, Barry Sonnenfeld goes onto become a major director. Zora from goes onto become major director and meg. Ryan even directs a film later, so he was like a would have been dumb of me to not recognize and accept the collaboration of all these people on who's clearly had so much to contribute. You had all these people who were. Were able to provide more than the job. They were extensively hired to do and like, nor ephron is a producer in this film, in addition to being a writer and I think that title reflects the fact that like she was onset every day I mean. It was constantly this sort of brain trust of it, Billy Crystal Story about how like he had heard that. Reiner was starting to meet different actors to play Harry, and he hadn't been called in for a meeting yet, and he viewed it as like look. We're obviously very good friends. They became friends when Billy Crystal did a one episode appearance on all in the family, and hit it off so much that they continue working together and everything and billy crystal has his tiny role in spinal tap and the larger role in Princess. Princess Bride I. Mean They continue to do like little things together, but Reiner said his big fear was I. don't want to embark on that heavy of a collaboration with a guy who I consider one of my best friends, because you're putting a friendship at risk shirt, and so he sort of tried to avoid. Is there a way to not hire billy to play Harry for awhile and Billy Crystal mcdan-? Mosley said. He knows what I can do. We're friends. If he thinks the guy for the job, he'll hire me and if he doesn't. Then he has his reasons, and I trust them enough. As a friend and perspective is the director that I won't question that, so he never campaigned for the part. Until Rob Reiner came around to him, and said I'd made the calculation that I think our friendship can survive this, but he said the on top of as an actor that I thought he could do it and the fact that he knew me so well. The part was so autobiographical that I knew he would get it I also. Also knew he was a writer on top of it. He would be able to add all these other things with his brain comedic on the set every day, and nor was the same thing. Hire her a writer. have her work on the script, but also that's getting her onset every everyday working on all of this. Can I just say I love how that hesitation between these two best friends as to whether they'd make a movie recapitulates the story. When Harry met Sally, it's gone consummating their relationship absolutely and the other thing they talked about is a lot of the scenes between Harry and Sally in this movie are scenes. Scenes of things that happened between Rob Reiner and billy crystal like talking on the phone at night, right? They used to call each other and watch TV together over the phone, which is directly lifted right right, so they were like ship..

Rob Reiner Billy Crystal Nora Ephron Harry writer Billy Sally Silkwood Billy Crystal mcdan director Ryan silkroad Meryl Streep Oscar beatty Penny Marshall Barry Sonnenfeld Lorenzo Philadelphia CIA
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

08:49 min | 4 months ago

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

"Ten or eleven I saw very young because the AF I had done. They're like years one hundred laughs lists, or as Mike Ryan calls it funny times for funny people verge of one hundred funniest movies of all time as a comedy Nerd, I was so obsessed with it and blockbuster gave out a little foldable checklist and compulsively wanted to see the hundred funniest movies of all time, so I started watching a lot of movies that were maybe a couple years beyond my age. Because I felt like I had to see all of them and a lot of them, because it was afi list were not like laugh out loud like crowd pleasers. They were movies that were kind of like. chuckled to yourself kind of comedies so I'd watched them and I'd be like. Why was this so high rated and Harry met Sally was one of the ones that I watch, and I was like I totally get. This is totally funny. This totally works for me. It's so entertaining and then I Never watched it again in full had watched it the one time probably on VHS and watched this on Blu Ray last night, and it looks so goddamn good. Movie because it is a movie that played so well on cable for so long. You don't realize how well shot it is a question. Is this movie send New York City? Then not only. Is this movie set? New York City, but you can argue it should be called when Harry met Sally Met New York, because New York is almost like a character in this movie. Yeah, I kind of felt that way to watching it. Again I kinda feel like above the title. It should say Crystal Meg Ryan and New York. It's funny considering it begins in Chicago. It's nice shot of the University of Chicago campus and parts of it were filmed in Hollywood when you look at the location right so they went, did some exterior shots in New York and then they were just on sound stages, which is which is strange to think of what it is like. It shows you the importance and the thing that I don't think movies like this. Do Anymore when movies like this still rarely exist. Is, like. We have to go film in New York for like ten days. We have to film in new. York and make account and go to Kansas Deli walk through Central Park. We can fake the rest of it on sound stages, but you need enough stuff. That is undeniably New York to make it feel like. New York and now this type of movie gets shot entirely in Vancouver and they're like. Yeah, this is New York. This is New York. I would actually say it's less true now. I think now you can shoot. There was that period where New York. It was tough to shoot him, but then New York became so willing to allow you know yeah. You know they had all the tax breaks and all that I still feel like people cheap out. Let's let's talk a little bit. Let's zoom out a little bit and talk about nor f Rom, because it's an interesting career and a different one than we've covered so far in this podcast because she already had a career of some renown before she even got into movies in any capacity. Certainly I mean. Do you know the Nora Ephron Story Dana Now? Tell me the northbound store I assume at this point. She was a columnist journalist mainly right, she was like Sally and the. Right she's the she's the. Daughter of of Henry and Phoebe Ephron, who were both screenwriters? Playwrights and screenwriter at writers, humorous and so she you know. She grew up in that and they were both. East, coast folks, you know. She's a New Yorker all that She's named after the protagonist. No Doll's house I did not know that well. And I feel like she. You know right like this sort of. It's been talked about more now. Amazon even made a show about it, but like she worked at Newsweek when she was. Right out of college and accepted a position like a male girl wasn't being allowed to write, and was part of that famous class action suit. Against the magazine for sexual discrimination, or they're like, yeah, you know. Women were literally just not allowed to write at Newsweek. Who played her on that good curls revolt? Who Played Her on TV, show. who played her on that TV show grace gummer one of the one of the stat children. That's pretty wild, yes? and then yeah. I feel like she was like she. She had a column at Esquire and she worked. She where she, she married Carl, Bernstein obviously, and she'd published accessible novel by this point right because heartburn was burned. So then that's her big transition point I was trying to think of like who modern day equivalent to her would be pre. Career and it's almost someone like like. Tolentino or someone you know it's someone. You? Even more. Yes, yes, totally! I'm I was trying to come up with some vague analogy where it's like here's someone who does a lot of short form were in like very high profile publications platforms that like as a lot of renown lot of circulation. Then she goes on to writing her book and then Mike. Nichols buys that book adapts it with two of the biggest movie stars and hires her to write her own screenplay, and I watched heartburn last night for the first time ever or yesterday afternoon for the first time ever and another thing I was like sort of processing about heartburn is. In real life, that story was so publicized because nor Ephraim was a well known because Carl. Even more well known ray, chattering classes piece of gossip right and the affair was with like the daughter of the prime minister. That like here's this like very sort of Tawdry tabloid tale about the New York intellectual scene. You know I guess they were in Washington DC at the time. She adapts it into a a lightly fictionalized novel, which becomes a bestseller, and then it gets turned into a movie with these two of movie stars in this major major director, but the movie got bad reviews at the time and was seen as a disappointment. Yeah, have you seen heartburn Dana? Do you have? Not In a while, but I kind of agree, it's a little bit limp. I mean it has a problem that some might nichols movies have where everything in it is perfectly well done and perfectly agreeable. All the moving parts are in place, but it doesn't spark the way this movie sparks, no and it. Also I mean it's a thing we're recording. This may sears wildly out of order for a bunch of reasons including the pandemic, but it's a thing that David Nike bunk coming back to which is like. She has a caustic side Nora Ephron, and then she has sort of souffle side and ensure humor in her short form writing up until this point, she mostly made her success of the caustic side, and when she moves into movies disproportionately, her souffle films do really well and her caustic movies kind of bomb or always seen as high profile disappointments. She never figured out how to totally make the costs work in films, but she figured out how to do the souffle better than almost anyone. and. Heartburn has kind of that thing where it's like it's a little too angry. It's a little too sad. I like the movie the other problem with it in this is something either control is that it gets so thrown off by being Jack. Nicholson because it was supposed to be Mandy Patinkin and Potemkin gets fired like a week into the movie and Jack Nicholson jumped on to save it from getting shut down, and when you have Jack Nicholson as a movie star presence it like changes, the entire chemistry of. Especially combined with that caustic tone. You're talking about because there's no mentioning. There's not a single bit of. That character part of which is the writing and it's her ex. Is it revenge piece right, but Jack Nicholson does not add to the sweetness of the souffle. No, no someone like Mandy Patinkin. COMPLA- like a SNOB WHO's also like a womanizing asshole and a little bit more like a comedic device, whereas Jack Nicholson, it's always that thing like Satan. Seducing that's that's the thing about heartburn is. was trying to play him sweet and Nichols was like you don't get it. You're fired. Like right is not what I'm going for. This is not going to be a sweet movie, and the movie is admirably own sweet like it certainly is, but that's why it's not particularly surprising that it was not a hip. Because it's IT'S A it's. It's a tough movie to love it already resistant to you. Embracing it, but but Ephron Nichols clearly spar and Nichols hires her to do..

New York heartburn Ephron Nichols Jack Nicholson New York City Nora Ephron Sally Mandy Patinkin Mike Ryan York Harry Blu Ray University of Chicago blockbuster Crystal Meg Ryan Carl Phoebe Ephron Chicago Newsweek
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

07:04 min | 4 months ago

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

"We're both Mike Nichols movies, right? She did two nickels nickels as a it to cover at some point, but as we've talked about many times on this podcast aside from Rob Reiner seven film miracle. Ron Of this is spinal tap. What's it called the sure thing. Stand by me. Princess Bride when Harry met Sally. Misery a few good men The rest of his filmography is not super worth covering. If it ended with north. It would be interesting, and even if the rest of his career were things at the level of. A few good, not good men American, President Mississippi Bernie burning. That would be interesting. The rest of the microphone is not really worth covering and I would feel weird, just arbitrarily going. We're only doing the movies that exist where ignoring the last fifteen years of his career. It's kind of a weird cutoff as opposed to the cleaner demarcations, we had for Spielberg and for for Hoven Yes, so we're doing around Reiner movie, but this is an certainly Nora ephron movie. It's as much a part of her cannon is anything. And and introduce our gas, and then I wanNA talk about this year's. Academy Award for best original screen by category, which might be the most loaded category in Oscar history and yet the craziest thing one. I, suppose I quickly. There's a way through the kind of logic where applying here that we could end up covering a lot of those other rob reiner movies in other miniseries. Sure like if we ever did Christopher guest do spinal tap is a bonus right? If we sorkin six more movies or we didn't Aaron Sorkin writer series, we could put in those to. Listen folks. It's blank. Check podcasts photography's directors with massive success early on their careers now give us a blank checks to make whatever crazy passion products they want, sometimes those checks clear, and sometimes they bounce baby, and this is director who is in blank check mode, and this film is such a success such a clear that it screenwriter then gets to have her own career as a director as well. That's what we're really looking at here. This film is a guarantor for a directing career for screenwriter, which is a pretty wild, not something you never happens, but something that doesn't happen super often I mean look how many times. It took for Aaron Sorkin to get to direct his own movie. Yeah, Roger Much longer, but our guest today is the great from slate and. The flag podcast. Dana Stevens. Hello so happy to be back away. Culture Gabfest podcast. I gotTA. Plug us because we just guys just went bi after having been weekly for twelve years off it. It's tough times for slate right now I got him. Mention my podcast and hope that somebody in become and. Listen all the Nice podcasts and listened to flashback is only for sleep plus correct yet. It's only buying the paywall, but we make it worth your while that one is me and K Austin Collins from vanity, fair who I think had bright several times. For the second time. Yeah, what did he do he did. eastwick. Nice here, yeah! But definitely for sleep plus things are bad right now. Things are generally really bad right now. What a nice time to watch when Harry met Sally! Guys guys listen to this okay. There were five nominees. For best original screenplay, nineteen, hundred nine. Okay, the Oscars, yeah. Forty Allen's crimes and misdemeanors which might be his I think I would argue as maybe his best screenplay. It's up there. It's very yes, that's. That's a very solid argument. Nora Ephron when Harry met Sally. SODERBERGH for sex lies and videotape `wow, spike, Lee for do the right thing which is, he would say the inaugural winter. You can't argue with that like that's just an incredible. Writing and then the winner was dead poet's society. Tom Schulman's dead poet's society like it's crazy that they were presented. WHAT THOSE OPTIONS I know! Dead Poet's society was a big hit and whatever? The and that they went for dead poet's society. That is so Oscars. I mean if you ever need to explain the Oscar sensibility to an alien just whip out those stats right there right and then driving Miss Daisy wins best picture. That's so crazy. You also think like there's a correct Oscar timeline in which spike Lee gets his screenplay win then which probably means that black Klansman wins picture or director? Shirt Like by that point, it was like we're going to give it. The one screenplay award because spike finally needs to win an Oscar. If he had one screenplay twenty whatever years earlier. I think they might have given him. Best Picture at that point was do the right thing nominated for any category. For screenplay and best supporting actor for Danny Danny. Aiello and that's it. That's it. That's IT and once again. The winner for best picture was driving. Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy which also won the Golden Globe for best comedy over when Harry met, Sally and we never stopped laughing. Driving Miss, daisy is not that funny I mean. Have you seen driving? Miss Daisy in any kind of recent memory, Dana. I don't even think. I saw it back then. I may never seen it that was. Me The most. Exactly I was fully SNOB Mode I didn't see titanic until like five years ago I mean almost all of the huge monster hits of the ninety s dubbed because I was you know I was like reading existentialist, poetry or something like. That but Dana you gotTA. Admit Titanic fully slaps right. Oh, my God. Yeah! I should have come to it at the time. It's like I was so much older than younger than that now. That's my relation to that movie. I'm now teenager enough to appreciate it. I had the same thing I wouldn't. I didn't see it when it came out when I was a teenager, I viewed it very derisively and then years later, I watched on cable and I was like this movie sucks until they hit the iceberg. The only stuff that's good is the cameron showcase. Showcase stuff and it was only in the last five years that I was like no this top to bottom the best griffin. Were you like me in just mostly looked forward to the guy hitting the propeller, and then all the way down. Yes, that was my favorite moment. Favorite Fire I was like this movie does not work for me emotionally at all I, just like the sort of showcase, technical bravura of stuff, but also was only watching it like full screen standard, Def TV. And I, it was when I finally when they re released it in Three D. and I went to see it from the opening moments I was like. Oh, this masterpiece, whereas this. This is a very pretty moving shot by Barry Sonnenfeld and it has all his trademark. He loves the camera low to the ground. He loves big autumnal photography but this is the movie that kills on cable because you can enjoy it on the tiniest screen like you know the dialogues always going to be good like this. Is this thing for me? Is like so I saw this movie. I think when I was..

Oscar Sally Harry Rob Reiner Dana Stevens Nora Ephron director Aaron Sorkin spike Lee Mike Nichols TA President Mississippi Bernie Ron Barry Sonnenfeld Tom Schulman Danny Danny Christopher Spielberg Austin Collins Roger
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:38 min | 1 year ago

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

"It's another heard, especially very professional. It's more our style. It's, you know, we're just sorta, we're just sort of chat. This is great. This is like the podcast equivalent of like having a drink on the beach. It's so fun. Hey, let that pull quote on. Right. Got it. All right. But yes, so flashback grab past your book, but that's not all. Move your views on slate. If you so choose high sign on Twitter. You're one of the best writers out there eagerly looking forward to the Buster, Keaton book. And then hopefully hopefully, we'll have you back on the talked bus Turkey. And at some point when I win this battle. Sure. Although in that bracket, nice very nice, why don't we can is there one? You have a favorite. Is there one you would wanna claim? I mean when somebody's like, one of your favorite artists kind of changes, you know, what I mean is there a movie I would claim I might want to do a few shorts, I think what I would want to do is like LASSO a few of my favorite shorts and talk about them because he was in a master of the two Reeler, and nobody watches those movies anymore because they're shorts. They don't fit into the feature program. Yes. But like one week is like funniest I mean one week is a masterpiece an absolute masterpiece. I just finished reading a chapter on it, actually the house. You know, the house. I know the house. Yes. Yes down. He's at the window. He's doing. Version of that gag of courses in steamboat built junior. Right. He he repeats. He did it with our buckle to do you know why they call him BUSTER. No, because he used to just fall down a baby. So he was just busting always like good a prevalence. So they just like throw him. Hey, man. You know right for time. And then when he was like five or something he must have been like, hey, mom, dad, two questions. One why is my name BUSTER, to why do all of my bones. I used to babysit a kit called BUSTER, who was named after Buster Keaton, which is an intense named to give a kid, if my daughter had been a boy. She was going to maybe BUSTER. We. We couldn't decide if it was too extreme or to sign a two cute or something. But he's a true hero of mine, and it's a wonderful thought about naming a kid kick off seven, I babysat this kid. This, this kid was like seven years old. And he was a cute little kid. So he crossed. Her was a fantastic name. Yeah. I don't know how it's gonna work when you're thirty out of your like yeah. But he was he was an appropriate BUSTER. You want to attach a really dignified middle. Yeah. Sure that they can maybe sub in, if they need to write like BUSTER, Henry BUSTER rhymes of BUSTER rhymes on that note is come on. Episodes decades and my future. Son BUSTER rhymes Newman. Dana, thank you for being here. I don't think so much. It was a delight ended thanks to all of you for listening, please around to review. Subscribe goto. Blink is a red dot com for some real nerdy shit and t public for some real nerdy, shirts, and a blank cheque. Bonus features maybe soon to be renamed. Blink check plus on. H riyan. Thanks to integrate of her social media. Thanks to Joe Bowen and pet rounds for artwork. Thanks to Lee Montgomery for our theme song next week. Tune in for a heats. Next week the heat is on with John Gabriel. That's right. That's right. It is on with one of the action boys himself, intern Gina Lombardo and end as always. My favorite, my favorite scene movie is when. Treats, the soul stone. I don't know.

Henry BUSTER Buster Keaton Twitter Lee Montgomery Gina Lombardo Joe Bowen John Gabriel intern Dana Newman one week seven years
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:28 min | 1 year ago

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

"Thank you. That's a moot. Enter you hone that skill? Do you just sit around in like Peru's box office rector? I mean first of all I do. So one of my favorite pastime genuinely does I genuinely do? The second thing is my father, and I would read the box office top ten Monday morning every week because I've now told the story like seventeen times my father, loves sports, and he loves sports scores. And that was the ritual, my father, my brother had together. And so that was the, the lay, let's make a lane where we can bond with each other. So like every box office from late nineteen Ninety-six on I remember viscerally reading through it with him. And now it's still one of the main things we talk about. It's just like good. Hold on, that we have a great relationship. I'm a mistrial, right? It's a movie like fascinated beach you, but it's also one of those movies that I'm always like this is good. Like it has to be, and then you turn it on. You're right. No. Right. It's not actually good. I remember seeing really saffy. Right. It's very sassy. It's way too long so long. It's, it's Billy crystal, you know you know what I mean. Like the end of the day, you're like, oh, is this like his darker moving? And you realize like he can't not be a set. Well that's the plug. That's just so part of him laying a guy who's volleying ashes that was a sap asshole, like it feels like it should be his introspective movie. But then it's this weird note of like it's a guy who liked got stuck in the middle like that's the whole take on the movie is on the way to the top. He got stuck in the middle. And but then the movies about him sort of being reevaluated late in life. So there's this whole like corny angle to it. David pay payment like roles in David payments, remembering how great the brother was, and that was the whole thing was they were like this is Billy's big swing. This is his dances with wolves. Billy's going to get director action screenplay actor. And everyone was like, hold. The Chris will give me payment like pain. Just like get nominated. Payment humor was like the only nomination the movie guy, I remember watching it like fairly young on TV with my parents, and I was like is, is this good? Like it was like seasonal, it seems like stately itself important, and it's like clearly like expensive and I was like, is a good movie. And they were like like, not really, but we just like watched the whole thing on TV at my grandparents house, and I was like Wednesdays from, they were like two years ago. I don't I don't know what this like the deal with this thing is it's like a weird like it goes back and forth between a him as a bitter old man. And like the old old age makeup, all weird fucking move, and it's sorta based on an SNL skit, it sure isn't it did this character once as like an just an old time, he comedian, like a Bush bell comedian. And then like post city slickers, whatever he was like I'm cashing in my check, I'm making this a two and a half hour, the fucking melodrama. What a week. Guy, we're gonna like that's an example of I would love to do that as a one off episode. I wanted to record any other movies there's one there's the Paris one with Debra winger. Forget parents. Yeah. And maybe he directed one other movie directed at TV movie about the Yankees, he was one of those guys where he'd like went to the Yankees. I don't know if you know this Bill Kristol used to go to the Yankees with his dad and Sunday, Bill Kristol, he went to NYU for film school, and he was like, I'm going to be a director..

Billy crystal Bill Kristol Yankees director Peru Debra winger Paris David SNL NYU Chris Bush two years
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

01:57 min | 1 year ago

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

"Domestic adjusted is like one hundred fifty hundred sixty. So it was a hit as big hip, number two is a movie. I have a lot of fun this for. They don't make them like sitting where like an old guy. Couldn't even call it an action movie old guy crime thriller. But it's like a very light thriller. It's a light thriller. And it's not old guy. He's, you know he's older like fifties. Yeah. Right. So he's league actor huge actor huge ensemble like so many famous people in this sneakers sneaker sneakers Phil Alden Robinson. Sneakers has guest racing Tori's favorite movie of all time. That's can I just say the magazine that I worked for slate is so fond editorially fond of sneakers, they once devoted an entire issue to sneakers, it was just covering it from every angle is a great movie Segers folks, really movie. Is it about shoes or is about now? Like they sneak towing people who sneak us. It's hacking. It's early hackers. It's early tacking the cast, Robert Redford, Sydney, putty, Dan. Ackroyd ripley. Being a blind David Thayer. Mary McDonnell Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley. Raising Tori has a custom-made spray painted sneakers denim jacket where he bought a denim jacket and had someone spray paint the poster from sneakers on the fact. All right. Sneakers Phil Alden Robinson. It's his follow up to field of dreams, which is another movie I like. And after that, he doesn't make a movie until he makes a Jack Ryan movie ten years. The first of all fears with Ben Affleck. Yeah. And then, like twelve years after that he made the angriest man in Brooklyn which, like never came out Williams Mugabe..

Sneakers Phil Alden Robinson Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley Ben Affleck Tori Ackroyd ripley David Thayer Robert Redford Mary McDonnell Williams Mugabe Jack Ryan Brooklyn Dan Sydney twelve years ten years
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:45 min | 1 year ago

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

"Is the western what I was gonna say what I was gonna say is for, for Waddington, whatever his name is it must be like, so frustrating because at the beginning of the movie it's like you're proper proposal. T nice table. So what do you think? And she's like, I don't know you well enough fucking come. How much time how much leg work do I have to put in and then, like she's with Dale they Lewis a day, and she's like, yeah? I'm pretty sure that this is the Hawkeye your news. Natty is this guy had been like eight hour me, MRs bump? Oh. Do you guys like the last fights? I dunno. I do. I mean it'd be because I. I I just I like house I like how messy it gets. But, but I also. It's he does the weird thing. I mean you talk about the action being clean. It's also like the weird sparseness of it, because it is still a time where there are like rules of conduct your so when you like cut out wide to like the side of the cliff and it's just like two guys kind of just like. Right. Kinda wrestling. And everyone else is just kinda standing back watching, right? If you point out that it also it's consciously or no. It harks back to the many, many action movies superhero movies among them that end on top of a. Yes. Right instead of being Duke it out on a skyscraper. They're duping it out on this cliff, and then, like, yeah. Mission impossible, does this where they literally just go, like, let's just make it a cliff edge again in all out what it is. It's that like that trope of like, oh, you have to have your final fight for at a great, elevation so that you can kill off your bad guy man to man on gruesome way. But you know they're dead. Classic push them off. Right. Seems like this disappearing. A bit more. Right. Because we used to fall from high places a lot more often in movies exit to, you know, non gory. The and plus it's just a stump that always looks good on a big screen someone falling through the air but. So I just leaves him at the top of the waterfall, that's kind of an interesting twist of it won't. But in no. Well he he knocks by panther off the waterfall. No, I'm saying the final moment spoilers for me in the final. Yes. Yes. When they're they're at the waterfall, and he's like, we can treat you Mike joins like no I'm cool. I don't want to like live in a cage, and then he just leaves them they're like dead at the waterfall it's a nice as. It doesn't push them off movie. So do you guys you guys find the scene, where Alice kills herself to be a little? Problematic. Because I really that's like a little bit a love it too. I, I mean, in the world at the movie. It makes it makes complete sense. We only Choi it sucks shirts, the only choice she gets to mates only choice. She can make with any atonomy at that moment in the film. I also weird way she's romantically. Joe? Joining. Because of the other things. It's very capital are romantic as an exit. But also just love how west Judy plays it where he's looking at her with, like, basically bafflement before she throws herself off. He's like, you know, come on. Yeah. And then he kinds of when. When he motions over his own. Okay. Yeah. And when she does it he'd like plays like a weird sort of respect on his face. It doesn't change the space that much. Yeah. But it is like where he's like, oh, I right. There was like honor. And what she did, even though I don't I never thought about her is anything but, like the seed of my hated colonial master right now. I mean Hawkeye knows better than anyone. Suicide is painless. Smash smash. Well, he is named after Hawkeye from these six oh, really Pierce. Yes. That makes sense. So there you go. That is fascinating for some reason..

Natty Joe Waddington wrestling Hawkeye Lewis Choi Pierce Mike Judy Alice eight hour
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:45 min | 1 year ago

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

"Down Day-Lewis is exclusively in profile and Madeleine Stowe is like entirely head on staring straight into the camera. And it's like you're watching her fall in love with him. But it looks like your seeing it like she's falling in love with you. And it just cuts out to Daniel Day-Lewis just being. Yup. Yup. Profiles were important back. Then though, you know. Like you say, look minimum says gonna face for a cameo. Yeah. She's got such an old fashion. Face. She's perfect for that kind of period. Like unbelievable is trade is like incredible movie is but then westerly to has this like incredible profile. Yeah, he could be on a coin. Lewis is one of the GRIs profiles, every Day-Lewis looks like his nose is right. He looks like the muppet who's an eagle. He has that, like, sort of. He looks like all right. All right. And he's gonna be coz of lines, the indents underneath the cheek bones. You know, we're like his cheeks get sunk in. He's like he does I mean, it makes sense like the Lincoln thing makes so much sense because they both just have like such strong faces office. Yeah. And then, so, yes, magwar catch captures the ladies takes them to his chief his Sasha who plays that guy actually because that got kind of good. Dennis banks. I think is his name. Yes. Another longtime leader in AM. So again, probably this was his first movie, basically, I wonder if he and Russell means had some backstage aim was supposed to be. I mean the means and Eric Shraga plays on coast like they're in the movie a lot. They don't have time to do. Exactly. No. But they're always sort of there. I feel like because there's the coast romance with them. Alice is mostly unspoken. Like is mostly just a few glances, right? Like, yeah. That's the bee's story. Yeah. It's very much the b story. Right. Neither of them talk much. No mean combine they might have less than ten lines of dialogue. This could almost be a silent movie when you think about it, you only need some titles in the first half to establish the political stuff. The second half is almost which could be dialogue. That's what's so weird about, like, Michael man, being this guy who's all about, like versa, Mlitou picking a book that is so sort of pulpy, and then not even a depth in that book, but, like remaking the pulping movie he saw based on it as a kid, and he's just sort of making a more intense version of life. I mean I remember there's a there's a Roger Ebert review. That's really interesting where he was positive on the movie and broader Ebert, was like a big Michael man fan, but he was sort of saying, like, there's been so much talk in the press about, like how much research they did. And how historically accurate it is. And how they built all the weapons. And how they hired like. Oh, yeah. Thousand native American right? It was Michael man and down day. Lewis lived in a cave for four years, and whatever. And he's like this is like an we'll fashioned adventure move, right? Like it's very much like a popcorn like yeah. Sort of like kids story, you know, and the holiday period stuff looks accurately research. So in a very nineties way that you wouldn't see, now it looks like everybody just walked out of the costume shop. Right. Everyone's got beautiful makeup onto, like an all right? Right. It's very operatic in that sort of sense in, like, shiny in Hollywood. It is weird that it's just like them committing themselves like holy towards like some like adventure fiction. Apparently, I'm reading the review now that man said that the, the thirty six movie was his first movie memory. So I guess it was like a crucial movies can come thing for me like watch that movie. And it's like Peter Jackson pontiff accounting for like four hours, about King Kong. And then people are like, we watch the I don't think most of those scenes are in that and this just feels like the same thing..

Daniel Day-Lewis Madeleine Stowe Michael man Lewis Roger Ebert Dennis banks Eric Shraga Hollywood Sasha Russell Alice Peter Jackson King Kong four hours four years
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:49 min | 1 year ago

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

"Free. Let's get the door. I'm gonna get it. I'm gonna get I'll get it. Actually, you know what I'll get. I'll get it right. Okay. Okay. You know what? Maybe before you go get the door. You want a pack. Okay, I'm so you could take a big trip over to get the door. You wanna make sure that when you go to the door, you have everything you need your phone doesn't die? They have enough room to protect all your belongings that it can fit into carry on without you having to worry about long trip to the door listeners, don't know how far away the door is. I mean sometimes you have to take a flight to the door and, you know, you want a carry on me for away, our door, is, you know what I'm saying? Do you hear what I'm saying? I do and I also just like won't go to any door without a suitcase made out of German polycarbonate one must in this day and age and whoever standing on the other end of that door can wait because we have some key talking points that this guy, okay, this is the thing you need to understand. David away uses high quality materials while offering a much lower price compared to other brands by cutting out the middleman selling directly to, you got nine colours and four sizes, the carry on the bigger care, the medium, or the large for extended stays and the thing I like about the carry on the bigger carry on, and you can get them with or without a. Pocket on the front. I got him with the pockets, I'm gonna put my little devices in the front trip for easy access. It doesn't like a little puck, but the carry-on and the bigger carry on, you know, they're gonna fit in overhead. That's I'm a guy who likes to just have one device. Not one suitcase. Not pack a missing not check a bag of second. I'm with you put it up there and its dimensions are always going to be accepted by airlines. It has the battery in it for charging and some people go oh, actually, you know what you guys are advertising this company and they have a battery they don't let those on planes. They don't let them on planes. If the battery is non removable, but away, they're smart and Ugo pluck it pops right up. And here's I want, here's a real selling point because I bought one of these away bags with my money. Oh, yeah. You got sent some, some free away bag. Like some little Lord font. Laura I had to go down. It's a slap money's down on on the saw the I had to I had to slap money down on the barrel. Griffin clearly buys things all the time. Clearly, talking about like a human, how buying things works at here are my money's, please, give me one thing this is a barrel. Shop. I put it on the saw barrel, of course, as I said very clearly. This is classic. I make sauce put him in a barrel. You could buy. Ause. I was bringing it on. Right. They were like sure. You have to check that batter. I was like, well, no problem pocket. It was using the objective battery on NY pocket and I realized this portable battery so much better than the garbage. I've been lugging around in my backpack all the time in charge my phone so I've been keeping the away. So you actually use it every day, even if you're not travel, I use it every day, and here's a fun fact. Two weeks before I had to charge it again. This incredible, right? I have one too. It's a very very I've been carrying that Puerto. Beggar told every two weeks of good rich full charges before I had charged I went to another country might heard of. It's called England. Never heard and saying why you were there. What was on vacation? All right. Okay. Okay. So then that makes sense. Right. You would go there for the first time. And I forgot to bring my plug converters and I like us the away. Like a wild has it comes with all pumpkin. And you know is only need. Well, anyway, also used to live in England those when I was their business. Right. That's a lie for you to drop on us in the middle of an average. Fine..

England Ugo Puerto David Griffin Laura I Beggar Two weeks two weeks
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

04:07 min | 1 year ago

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

"He must have been so frustrated waiting for the lighting setups of like, how do you make it look bright enough to be able to capture the image on film in a nighttime battle scene without cheating. You know, like, like how, how do you get enough fire in the background not to mention the cave? Right. The climax emotional climax of the movie takes place in a cave. Right. My, my one semester of foam school. I had a class where they showed us this like early two thousands Spanish, Don Quixote movie. Okay. And there's a scene, where donkey hotel in such a positive are like talking in the field. And he's just like monologue ING, I'm one of his on of his crazy Quixote monologues. And as they're talking for like, ten minutes, the sun just goes down. And by the end of the monologue. I think it's like an unbroken to shot by the end of the monologue. It's just pitch black. Like you can barely see. In this time period when the sun went out, everything was just darned. She's completely dark. You just couldn't see at night. It was just like well that's the end of being awake. That's how people have guess, I go to sleep. Now, I think about this all the time, when I think about right very prolific writers from the past trinity Shakespeare or something like that. Yeah. Just like sitting there scratching it out by candlelight. Like the dedication, I feel like when we depict that acting like are, you know, or like, you know, movies, or TV, or whatever it's like this romantic, like it's a close, like you know, it's a tight shot of them hunched over with the lamp and the, you know, the candle and just scribbling and the thing you don't think about is just like everything around them is just pitch black, like the light is only in such a small contain space. It wouldn't have been like all the liquid lamplight pouring me would have been shit. I can't see a God damn thing and I hate to finish, hamlet when you have to go to the bathroom like this fucking candle. Through the hallway I really think about making floors and your wife's, like, please just come to bed. You're like writing Romeo and Juliet and Hathaway his way his wife and half interacted a lot. Yes. Tom hardy, and n Hathaway have both made historical appearances. Yeah. Of course, natty bump, owes, you say is actually the name of the character. Natty Bumba was the name of the hero of all the leather shocking tales but it's changed for the movie because it much more. Indies friendly romantic name annual public. I think is is a loss. I mean who doesn't love the name natty bump? Oh. Natty bumper. Isn't that the same name of an occasion, Connor in, you know, he's something po- is similar hairstyle similar weird about this movie is like Hamrin poems is, is his name, and Connie. I just feel like the whole way Daniel day. Lewis is framed in this movie is like you can tell how much like intensity is putting into it and how much research he put into it. But it's also like this is one kind of beefcake performance. Yeah, we're shirtless and running, and like you say, like Mel Gibson could have done this or Kevin Costner and the fact that the famous. Inside like he kind of always looks like legends of the Fawley, you know, he's like lit beautifully and his care is cover. He and Madeleine Stowe. Both could be on the cover of a bodice-ripper Haber MAC. Yes. Yes. Stow is a very good fit. Right. And his roles is mostly action like it's not even just like oh, it's largely physical performance. His role is largely him running. That's why I was thinking. I mean to the to the extent that he his character development all the work, he did you know, imagining camping out with Michael Mann North Carolina etcetera the place. You say it isn't his run. It's like his run is so expressive and his his neck is like jutting out like he's sort of hunched over, you know, look, he just looks like he's a weapon, you know, he's always been a good actor physically in terms of like not being afraid of how he might look on screen as well. He's very good..

Stow Natty Bumba Don Quixote Madeleine Stowe Mel Gibson Tom hardy Kevin Costner North Carolina Connor n Hathaway Lewis Daniel Michael Mann Romeo Connie Juliet ten minutes
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:40 min | 1 year ago

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

"It's going to bomb so hard at this guy's overreaching go back to the baseball field Costner, and then it's like this massive success and it wins all the Oscars and then you have like a unforgiven wins again. A couple years later this year. I believe it's very weird to have like two westerns win best picture in such quick. Succession in a time period where the westerns. Had seen dead for a while. And then there is this nineties boom and dances, wolves gets credit for being the first time that it was like we're going to cast Americans and we're going to be culturally respectful, and we're going to try to do this. Right. Even if the move is about the white guy, who's the best everything like that. That was like a shift and they were in that sort of boom, all sort of lesser films that come out of it. Walter Hill's drama. Oh, I was on that Wikipedia page. And they were saying that the studio was fighting him so hard to be. Like you got a green light, if you like Caskey for Sutherland, I'm like, paying him, bro. And we'll we'll say we can't do that. What did it's, it's a fucking colander? We can't do that. And it was such a battle to get west duty to play the title role in the film, and then the movie bomb. But it is kind of crazy thing where it's like he's in the new world and a new world he isn't like any super significant part, you know, he's in allowing the New Hampshire but he's not like you know Pocahontas father. He's not the chief, you know, he's one of these guys were like he does tons of work, but anytime there's any native American film. They have to bring him in, because it's sort of, like I think he does a lot of like, like consultant work. I think he liked coaches lot of the other actors to. I mean he's a fascinating guy. He's got one of the great faces in the history of movies. Got an incredible face, especially in his voice incredible. Yeah. They knew the own away on with me. I just gonna move to Russell means for you. Wanna talk means say, I was just fascinated to see that this was Russell means his first movie. I mean, I just sort of feel like throughout the nineties, Russell means was just the face of native America in movies, and he had never acted before. And he has a huge role. He was known as an Indian activist as a, you know, really, he was part of the American Indian movement. Right. Aim percent. Percent and actually was quite controversial within that movement. And led this splinter group where the name later was issuing press releases at some point saying, don't listen to anything. Russell means says because Russell means had some statement that he made out of it was at a press conference or what? But when he did this split off of the aim movement. He wanted to eradicate all treaties ever made between any native American tribe, in the US like from here on those are all void in the rest of the people are saying, wait, wait, wait a second. We need to negotiate right? Right. Right. Right. Right. Right anyway. So he's, he's known for being this kind of controversial and occasionally violent, he spent time in jail. We figure I mean bending over Alcatraz at one point like they would do all these sort of occupation of it. I think it's still happens on Thanksgiving Day, tribes takeover Alcatraz who sees the Mayflower a replica of the Mayflower. I'm just sort of looking at it just to me. That's an incredible career arc. Right. I mean he's I don't know quite how old he is. When he's no when he was he died in two thousand twelve I think, but when he starred in this movie he had to be in his forties. Born in thirty nine he would have been like a over fifty dad's age. Right. But that's like the Michael Mann thing is like Dennis Farina was just an ex cop who you like hired as a consultant, you know, and then had onset doing, like a small role, and then he becomes like his muse, like Michael man. So loves the people who've just like lived in this fucking world, you know, and he like loves if he can find someone who's like, oh, you're like an actual ex-con your thief. You're a cop, you know, if you listen to his director's commentaries, which are delightful..

Russell Sutherland Walter Hill American Indian movement Costner Caskey consultant New Hampshire Dennis Farina Michael Mann director US Alcatraz America
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

03:54 min | 1 year ago

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

"I'm Johnny cash. I'm Johnny cash you making fun of me. I was just trying to do an impression, but I guess you could relate. Presence. That's very exactly. You're, it's a good point. Sorry. Of course. I'm the ghost of Johnny cash doesn't need explanation. What are you making fun? No feels like you're. Been with me. I'm sorry. You mocked me to my face. And then you said rape rest. I hope you're resting in peace. That wasn't what you said what you said was very up. Well, rip is an actor Jason again, rest in p it's the toll. I mean you have to understand the tone in which you are saying, this is dismissive. Yeah. I can't really argue with that, okay? I think if you met the ghost is someone whose dad, and you said, rip into them they would it would be justified motherfucker. You're saying if when that has the exact situation, you are in you're meeting country. Rock legend, Johnny cash okay in the studio. So some God damn respect sorry about that. So what are you doing here? How can we help you right? Well just want to say. Perhaps you remember my famous album live Folsom prison. Yeah. Seeing into a jail boys room prisoners, must depressing hostile environments, imaginable. Sure. Yeah, turns out the audio boom studios, even worse with hosts like Davidson's. Rather go back to Folsom prison with a bunch of inmates. I'm sorry, I had to go one jab in Ben. I could see Ben pointing at the clock to get one Chapas, fine. Johnny look, here's what I want to say today, and I'm gonna get straight to the point because you've wasted a lot of my Tom on the ghost, who tactic by me. I think to try to. We're going to get to the point. Sorry, I'm sorry. Go ahead and treat all your houseguests like this. Well the last house because we had was around us. Sounds fun. Our staying what your problem is. Here's the point I walked Burke, linemen. Kicking be out of the studio. I'm sorry. That's what are you kidding me? Maybe maybe we'll go to work linemen. That's what this was all of them maybe would've worked. If you come in here with so flagrant disrespect. All times that, you know, I'm not going to say who, but someone just looks at the product being advertised on playing check and just sort of looks for word. We word. Goes off of that God damn the ghost. I get I get to manifest in a physical form four times a God damn year. Them's the rules. I don't think you realize this ever time. Goes comes into your studio. They are on borrowed. Tom using any movies, this year will be Manitoba's Lebout, look, I got a point I have to make okay. You spend a third of your life and sheets. And no one knows that better than me. Johnny cash a dead man. And I think back, all of my regrets and all my regrets, not my drink in problems now Mafa Lander in not my crimes all my regrets in life. We're having the wrong sheets. Well, I walked relying. I didn't walk the Brookline then it's about time for a bed upgrade. Can you tell Johnny about the deal? We have let me talk to you about Brooklyn. Great. It was founded in early. Twenty fourteen by husband wife, good. This guy hand, he's going to finally show up motivate, his audience, their, their mission was to make five star hotel quality sheets, more easy to order and accomplished. It's the fastest growing bidding brand in the world, with thirty five thousand five star reviews because they work directly, where manufacturers, there's no middleman, great product is great service, and it's pretty affordable. Oh incredibly luxury sheets..

Johnny cash Ben Tom rape Mafa Lander Burke Jason Brookline Davidson Brooklyn Manitoba Lebout
"dana stevens" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David

Blank Check with Griffin & David

02:29 min | 1 year ago

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

"And we'll just add gross detail on, I patch. God, I love this episode could make him vapor wave two on. On. Leave the studio. Well, okay. So we'll we'll get. We'll, I'm sure we'll touch on Buster Keaton again. I just wanted to stump a little bit here because I want to sell our listeners on the idea of him being an interesting guy to cover the would so come back. I film. Oh, tours right, right. He was like, arguably, especially because, like, as like actor writer, director, producer everything editor he ended. Yes. And he is fascinating because by all accounts, he was this guy who was like it's a living like clock in clock out. We'll just born to born to it. You know, he may have audio guy he grew up as a as a child star basically, in vaudeville, very favorite very violent family act. Right. Like he didn't have any pretensions about it was just like this is the job. This is the trade. Oh, yeah. And he hated being called an artist or thought an artist and he was like exacting about doing things correctly much like Michael man, muchly Griffin Newman. Yeah. He rolls is the number one guy. Sure. I hope your listeners enjoyed this hefty sidebar investor on this is nothing compared to the sideboard sometimes. But here's a question for you. Dana. Have you seen any of the older versions of less Mohicans? No. And I just saw calling this up on Amazon. I saw that. There's a silent version since I'm deepen silent film right now, I want to watch it. There's a nineteen twenty I believe German version, this, this has been made this novels by James, and we're Cooper has been made into so many movie Jimmy, right? Watched about half of the silent one last night, and really the Wallis berry when I sleep. Yes. Yep. So it wasn't a German. It's an American movie that one's America sphere is, is a ninety bump. Oh, he's, he's Hawkeye. Well, experience Maga. Yes. Yes, rear. He's, he's the villain. But right. It's not very good. Sure. And it's also one of those like seventy minutes long or whatever, like it's like a very bridge. Yeah, yeah. It's an hour ten I think, but it's also it's just like very kind of stagey and overwrought, but Brown face a plenty. I'm sure right. I mean that stuff can be a little tough to. Yeah. Just wave away with the Aloha was the past, you know, it's still hard to watch. It's also one of the world's.

Buster Keaton Griffin Newman Jimmy Amazon Dana Brown America Michael James Cooper writer editor director producer seventy minutes