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"daniel kwan" Discussed on Asian American History 101

Asian American History 101

03:40 min | Last week

"daniel kwan" Discussed on Asian American History 101

"Then there was the Academy Award nominations for Asian Pacific islanders, it felt like a breakout year, and with 11 nominations, it was really a story about the appreciation and recognition for everything everywhere, all at once. As a film that captured imaginations and connected with viewers on a deep human level, seeing Michelle Yeoh, kiwi Quan, and Stephanie shou get nominations, was a recognition for some amazing acting efforts individually, but also to the synergy amongst them as a film family. Yo becomes the first woman who identifies as someone of Asian descent to get a best actress nomination. Yes, technically merle oberon was the first woman of Asian descent ever nominated for best actress, way back in 1935. But she was not only white passing, she created her own fictional background narrative as a white woman. Then with Stephanie Shue, we're so excited for her because she was shut out of nominations at the Golden Globes. Along with Hangzhou, who was nominated for the whale, are up for best supporting actress, marking the first time in the Academy Awards history. There are two women of Asian Pacific descent nominated for this award the same year. And finally, Daniel Kwan, one half of the writing, directing partnership of the Daniels, gets the hat trick of recognition for best director, best picture and best screenplay. He's only the third person of Asian descent to get the tree of nominations, joining Chloé Zhao and bong joon Ho. Also, can we just say hang chow was amazing in the menu too? Oh my gosh. Loved her in the menu. Yeah. I mean, if you haven't seen the menu yet, I thought she stole every scene she was in. Exactly, exactly. Yeah. So everything everywhere all at once was the big story of the Oscars with additional nods for best costume design, best supporting actress for Jamie Lee Curtis as well, best film editing best original song and best original score. But we're also excited for the nominations for the song not to not to by MM kiri for our R and this is a life by mitsuki for everything everywhere all at once. And turning red is also up for best animated feature. So lots to cheer about for award season. Yeah, I want to say also that that's such a great story for turning red because it was not one of the best box offices for a Pixar film. Do mainly to the fact that how it was released. Yeah, and it wasn't marketed or released very well. I remember seeing little bits on it, but it nothing got me super excited for the movie until we watched it. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. I think that it's absolutely, we've talked about this before. It's absolutely my favorite Pixar film. And so just great that they're getting a nod for best animated feature. Hopefully they win. But can I just say, I'm disappointed that four town did not get a nomination for nobody like you for best original song. We're not talking about winning, but it should have received a nomination topher no, Grayson villa nueva and Jordan Fisher are all of Asian Pacific descent. And that would have been great for the community, but also it was a really good song. Yeah, I mean, did you see how much fun they were having performing it live? I can't remember where they performed it live, but I remember seeing videos of Sandra Oh dancing. In the audience. Anyway. But speaking of the Academy Awards, today's story is on someone well known in the Oscars circle, but probably lesser known in most public circles. James Wong Howe and award winning cinematographer that was hugely impactful in the world of film and he happens to be the first Asian American to actually win an Academy Award.

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio

Northwest Newsradio

02:20 min | 2 weeks ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio

"Saturday, but by Sunday, things should improve a little bit. And maybe even get near 50°. But right now in Seattle, clouds, some light drizzle still showing up on the radar, and it is 46° at two 26. When it comes to diversity, this morning's Oscar nominations were pretty strong in some places, and fairly weak in others, more from ABC's Jason nathanson. There was a big morning for actors and filmmakers of Asian descent. Everything everywhere all at once is Michelle Yeoh the first Asian performer nominated for best actress, her costars kiwi Quan in 70 shoe also getting their first Oscar nominations and co director Daniel Kwan with his first nomination. The whales Hangzhou scored a supporting actress nod and Pixar's turning red about a teen girl who turns into a panda was nominated for best animated feature, but of the ten best actor and actress slots, Michelle Yeoh was the only non white nominee. African American actor scored just two nods, Angela Bassett and Brian Tyree Henry, and in the directing category, once again, no women Jason Athens and ABC News. Hollywood. I'm arena rockinger and here's what's going on. Sponsored by Michael Shu casino. Are you ready for Stevie Nicks? Coldplay, Beck and nickelback. Well, they are all headed this way. Now, Stevie Nicks will be at climate pledge arena march 15th. Beck will also play climate pledge August 1st. Coldplay headed to lumen field September 20th and love them or leave them nickelback is going to play white river amphitheater June 30th. Now, why am I mentioning all of these shows now? Because tickets for all of them go on sale this Friday. You have another chance to check out National Geographic live at benaroya hall featuring scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and adventure loving types as they all talk about deep sea creatures. See the story of the temptations with 8 too proud to beg of the paramount, including my girl just my imagination, papa was a Rolling Stone. The show opens tonight and runs through February 5th. And are you ready for adult science night? Head to the Pacific science center tomorrow night for games, hands on activities, a laser show, the butterfly house and more, plus a drink at the bar now this is a 21 and over event, so you've got to leave the kids at home for this one. And that's what's going on. Marina, rockinger, northwest, news radio. Over the years, you've brought them into your home. You were prescribed opioids after the C section, and after dad's back injury, they helped when you were in pain, and you held on to them, just in case. But did you know holding on to unused opioids puts

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:32 min | 2 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of the average customer Bill. Aaron real reporting, James Cameron will be looking for a repeat of his avatar success at the Golden Globes. He's nominated for best director for Avatar the way of water more than a decade after he won the award for the franchise's first film. Other nominees include Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner for everything everywhere all at once, baz luhrmann for Elvis, Martin McDonough for the banshees of and I'm Doug prisoner at Bloomberg world headquarters in New York. Let's check this hour's top business stories on the markets as you heard Sam bankman freed the founder of the defunct crypto exchange, FTX has been arrested in The Bahamas. Now, the U.S. Justice Department is expected to unseal criminal charges against him Tuesday morning that would be tomorrow in the U.S., bankman freed was scheduled to testify before a House committee Tuesday in a hearing to probe the collapse of FTX, however congressional aides no longer expect him to testify however even so FTX current chief executive John ray the third will likely still appear before that committee. Earlier on Bloomberg radio, we spoke with Laura Davidson Bloomberg congressional reported to share how the FTX case is also impacting the political scene. Here's part of that conversation with Bloomberg's Rashad salami. This is really a sort of a surprise for everyone. They were expecting to hear from him and now obviously that won't happen, but we should learn more about what charges the U.S. government is bringing forward. You know, a lot of probes in not just, of course, FTX is local clients withdrawing during this whole FTX implosion as it were, but also we've got a political dimension too. Yeah, so he was obviously a very large democratic donor, other FTX executives were a very big Republican donors. That is something both that has kind of created this into even more of a fiasco that has been because there are lots of his people who supported who are now the people who are going to be overseeing him and regulating him and the industry. As well as this has really been awkward, but also that the donations could be clawed back as part of the bankruptcy proceedings so you have some big political action committees trying to get out in front of this and distance themselves and either donate the money or somehow try to create some space in between what they see is wrongdoing and themselves. That is Laura Davidson Bloomberg's congressional reporter joining us earlier. We check markets every 15 minutes here on Bloomberg after the bell in the U.S. Oracle reported adjusted revenue for the second quarter above the average estimate these results illustrate a strong effort and results from the Cerner digital health records unit of Oracle shares were up about 2% in late U.S. trading. We check markets every 15 minutes right now in Hong Kong, hang seng is up. Let's call it 7 tenths of 1%, although on the Chinese mainland Shanghai composite is down about a tenth of 1%. The nikkei is better by four tenths of 1%, the cost be up a tenth of 1% and the ASX 200 better by two tenths of 1%. Bond yields remain elevated in front of tomorrow's CPI data in the U.S., the ten year treasury now with the yield of 3.59%. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts. This is Bloomberg. Today on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts, this is Bloomberg

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

05:08 min | 2 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on The Big Picture

"It's more weighted. I think banshee is gonna do very well at both of these awards. It's one of the very few films this year that very few people are split on. It's not super controversial. Most people like it. So that's always notable. Best director. Yeah. Big Jim. James Cameron, avatar the way of water. I wonder if big Jim's win is coming this year. Certainly feels like it's possible. For director for director. Yeah. Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner for everything everywhere all at once. Baz luhrmann, for Elvis, I guess, Martin McDonough for the banshees have been a Sharon and Steven Spielberg for the fable and some notable snubs here, particularly Todd field tar, I feel wounded by that, no Sarah poly women talking, no Gina prince by the wood for the woman king, no women nominated in this category, which is historically not. I mean, listen. The HFPA is, quote, improved. But across the board, I would not say that this is whether you're talking about women nominated or black actors, black actors of color. It's not. I mean, okay. All right. I think I might have failed to mention that Daniel dead wyler was also not recognizing best actress who is considered pretty tightly in the top 5 in that category for the academy race. So yeah, I mean, we'll see whether or not the HFPA has changed. Women talking and she said being the ones that were left out. Do we notice anything? Anyway. Yeah, no, I think you're right. And then, you know, I don't think we need to talk about every single category here. I think it's on the one hand it feels like a refurbished HFPA on the other hand, old habits die hard and that's true in all voting bodies and especially this one. We'll cover the show. We're going to be there the night that it happens. Not because I have a necessarily an enthusiasm for this program, but what else are we going to do on a Tuesday, right? So we're going to cover it. I mean, be with our children. Well, they'll be asleep. Actually, that's not true. No, they won't. Yeah, it's the worst time, and it's going to be really dark out. And we can't take them outside, Zack. You excited? Well, let me ask you guys another question about this. So

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

03:56 min | 2 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Failed him into two and everything ever roll at once at one. And maybe that's just a kind of overreactive sensation. Here's the thing. The fable means and everything everywhere at once, in particular. Are really the only two films besides Top Gun: Maverick that you walk out of the theater being like, I'm so happy. Like I love my family or the exhilaration of adventure, like, you know, those feelings in recent years have been indicators of success. Coda one part because it was a feel good movie at a feel bad time. And so that's rattling around in my mind. Now, everything everywhere at once would be a very unusual best picture winner. Which we've increasingly had. We have. And I mean, you're right that I have been doing straw polls. What's the best movie that you've seen this year? Honestly, trying to put my list together. And almost to a person, I loved everything everywhere all at once. People had a great time. It was like an indie sensation. It's a sci-fi comedy, which is not none of those genres have worked well with the academy. I don't think a movie like this has ever been has ever won, let alone ever been nominated? Right. And it is also, the people that I have been speaking to who are really enthusiastic about it are all significantly younger than the average academy voter, and I think there is a generational element to this. It is not made by a 65 year old brain. It's not. And it's a pretty different brain than a 65 year old brain. The thing is, though, that Daniel shiner and Daniel Kwan are extremely charismatic guys who are working very hard on the trail. Doing a lot of screenings, charming a lot of people. The story that they're telling about making the movie is Uber sincere. And that plays well in these environments. And it's very much a movie about family,

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

06:22 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Buzz And it is also kind of living up to its title in that it is everything everywhere all at once Our friends at pop culture happy hour break down the absurdity of the film it's queer nihilism And why it is both stupid and also beautiful All right let's get into it Everything everywhere all at once is the kind of movie that lives up to its title and then some It's a zany and profound sci-fi action comedy set in multiple dimensions bursting with ideas about the pursuit of happiness familial duty and the meaning of life It stars Michelle Yeoh as a businesswoman whose world is turned upside down the day her family attempts to file their taxes Forced to confront her life choices she clashes with her daughter husband and a cranky IRS inspector in the weirdest of ways I'm Aisha Harris and today we're talking about everything everywhere all at once on pop culture happy hour from NPR Joining me today is NPR producer Mallory U welcome back Mallory Hey ayesha And also joining us is the host of NPR's book of the day podcast and a reporter for NPR's culture desk Andrew limbong Welcome back to you too Andrew Yo what up I am very excited to talk about this movie with you both It's a lot of movie to talk about Yeah So to set it up a little bit and everything everywhere all at once which is itself a lot to talk about the title Michelle Yeoh is Evelyn Wong A harried business woman who co owns a laundromat with her husband women played by ki Hui Quan Now Michelle's life is a little chaotic when the movie begins They're looking after her crotchety elderly dad gong gong played by James Hong She has a prickly relationship with her queer daughter joy played by Stephanie Shue and her marriage to women is on the rocks On top of all that they need to file their taxes and must deal with deirdre and exasperated IRS auditor played by none other than Jamie Lee Curtis Now when they arrive at their meeting with deirdre things get weird Evelyn is plunged down a rabbit hole or rather a janitor's closet Multiple dimensions timelines and possible cells It's kind of impossible to truly describe the madness that ensues So the short of it is it plays sort of like a video game where you have to learn the rules of the realm as you go along There are sick martial arts sequences and sentient rocks pondering existential questions There's generational trauma and so much more we're going to try not to spoil here It's a lot The movie is written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner build professionally as the Daniels And the movie is in theaters now I highly recommend everyone see it on a big screen for sure because it's that kind of movie Four So Andrew let's start with you What did you think of the movie Yeah show off the vat It rocks Is that a pun Yeah I thought it was great I mean it is really stupid right And it's so dumb And it could have just as easily been like only those things and I would have been fine with it right But it's also like heartfelt and deep and inquisitive Did you see a Swiss army man Yes Army man for folks who may not remember This was the Daniel's previous feature film It was their debut And that one starred Daniel Radcliffe and I forget who the other Paul Dano Paul Dana Yes yes yes Daniel Radcliffe was a farting corpse Yeah So we've got some similar body humor going on here You can expect the same level The same grade of humor from this movie just like ten times more often I think And I think it's great Yes yes But like you said it has heart still There's a lot going on It's not just that And I would say this is way more ambitious than what I remember This was army man being But Mallory how about you What are your thoughts Man I loved this movie like wholeheartedly 100% adored this movie I've been a big fan of the Daniel's work since I saw Swiss army man And I thought this was such a an exciting progression of the sort of absurd punchy humor that we saw in Swiss army man but still grounded in the reality of being human and being human today I thought you know in Swiss army man it's like Daniel Radcliffe plays a farting corpse but it's also a story about kind of the weirdness humiliation and also exhilaration of living in a human body And everything everywhere all at once is similarly grounded in something really authentic and relatable about mother daughter experiences and family dynamics especially in like an immigrant family I loved the martial arts set pieces Obviously Michelle Yeoh is a goddess And I loved that this movie is basically an homage and a peon a love letter to her and her career and everything that she's done and she's finally kind of getting her dues as a queer mentally ill Asian daughter myself I really vibed with the way that the mother daughter relationship was portrayed here in all the kind of prickly complexity and nuance There were just so many moments where I saw myself and my experience and I loved it And then also it's like totally surrounded by this zany weird absurd world and humor and there are set pieces that are so stupid and our jaw dropping and pants dropping also just to kind of give you an idea of where we're going here But there's something just so poignant and lovely about where the story goes that it's balanced and worth it Yeah I definitely want to get to the sort of generational dynamics going on there But I mean for me what I really loved about this movie was just how unpredictable it was even though after a while you sort of understand it's a movie that teaches you how to watch it And even though a lot of it eventually becomes familiar I can think of plenty of shows or movies recently that have done the similar interdimensional take on things whether it's Russian doll or into the spider verse This is a thing that's been percolating in the either for a while now but it's done.

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

02:52 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"The reasons why I wanted <Speech_Male> to make this movie is because <Speech_Male> I was like, I need to make a <Speech_Male> film that <Speech_Male> holds <Speech_Male> everything to <Speech_Male> hold <Speech_Male> all the things that <Speech_Male> we are feeling right <Speech_Male> now and say <Speech_Male> it all belongs. <Speech_Male> It's not just <Speech_Male> this chaotic <Speech_Male> mess. It is <Speech_Male> a beautiful <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> tangle of possibility. <Speech_Male> You know, <Speech_Male> shifting that perspective <Speech_Male> was really important <Speech_Male> for me. And <Speech_Male> so the <Speech_Male> thing that is the most WTF <Speech_Male> is that <Speech_Male> I <Speech_Music_Male> am watching this <Speech_Music_Male> movie change people <Speech_Male> in my life <Speech_Male> and also <Speech_Male> strangers coming up to <Speech_Male> me and saying that <Silence> <Speech_Male> my dad, <Speech_Male> you guys will appreciate <Speech_Male> this and I think your audience <Speech_Male> will appreciate this. <Speech_Male> My dad, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Chinese <Speech_Male> Asian immigrant, <Speech_Male> never <Speech_Male> it doesn't <Speech_Male> express himself. He's very much <Speech_Male> like a stoic <Speech_Male> classic historic Asian <Speech_Male> dad. It's never <Speech_Male> said I love you or <Speech_Male> I'm proud of you and my whole <Speech_Male> life, which is like <Speech_Male> classic. That's just <Speech_Male> what we all know. <Speech_Male> And after this <Speech_Male> film came out <Speech_Male> and we saw it together <Speech_Male> awesome, he came up to <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> me and was like, I am <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> so, <SpeakerChange> so proud <Silence> of you. <Silence> And <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I've seen <Speech_Male> I just saw shift. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> In that small sentence, <Speech_Music_Male> I saw the world <Speech_Male> change. And I was like, <Speech_Male> oh, <Speech_Male> films, <Speech_Male> films are <Speech_Male> powerful, and we need to <Speech_Male> remind each other. <Speech_Male> The whole industry, it reminds <Speech_Male> each other that <Speech_Male> there is power and we should <Speech_Male> be using it. We should <Speech_Male> be wielding it in a way <Speech_Male> that is strong enough <Speech_Male> to stand <Speech_Male> up against all of <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> colossal <Speech_Male> colossal <Speech_Male> problems that we <Speech_Male> have to deal <Speech_Male> with and our next generation <Speech_Male> is going to have to deal with. <Speech_Male> And I feel so empowered <Speech_Male> by this <Speech_Male> and humbled <Speech_Male> by the fact that <Speech_Male> I really <Speech_Male> need to be thinking about what <Speech_Male> our next project is and <Speech_Male> how we can use <Speech_Male> it to save the world <Speech_Male> because we need that right now. <Speech_Male> It's such <Speech_Male> a audacious, <Speech_Male> stupid, <Speech_Male> confident <Speech_Male> thing to say, but I'm like, no, <Speech_Male> we should all be saying that. <Speech_Male> You shouldn't also make <Speech_Male> us be saying, how can I <Speech_Male> use my power? <Speech_Male> My superpower, my <Speech_Male> talent, <Speech_Male> and my platform <Speech_Male> to save the <Speech_Male> world. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> In some small way, <Speech_Male> so <Silence> that is <SpeakerChange> the WTF <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> thing probably for us my life <Speech_Male> is like, <Speech_Music_Male> why <Speech_Male> haven't <SpeakerChange> on this <Speech_Male> earth? I don't know. <Speech_Male> We'll find out. <Speech_Male> Why limit yourself to <Speech_Male> the world? Why not the <Speech_Male> universe? What are you talking about? <Speech_Male> There we go. Thank you. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> That was the <Speech_Music_Male> best answer ever. <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Male> All <Speech_Male> right, we are being <Speech_Male> kicked out of this room <Speech_Male> and we want to thank you <Speech_Male> so much. <Speech_Male> For being <Speech_Male> on the show, Daniel <Speech_Male> Kwan, Stephanie shou, <Speech_Male> it has been a pleasure <Speech_Male> you've created something <Speech_Male> incredible. <Speech_Male> We appreciate <Silence> this time and <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> best of luck with everything. We <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> just love <Speech_Female> it. We love it. Thank you <Speech_Female> guys so much for <Speech_Female> being such huge <Speech_Female> advocates. Seriously, <Speech_Male> we've been <Speech_Male> just thanking <Speech_Male> you <SpeakerChange> both. <Speech_Male> So thank you so <Speech_Male> much. And congrats <Speech_Male> on your book. I haven't gotten <Speech_Male> a chance to read through it yet, <Speech_Male> but <Speech_Male> I'm flipping through it. I'm like, <Speech_Male> holy shit, this <Speech_Male> was so much <Speech_Male> work and so much <Speech_Male> love. Every page is <Speech_Male> like bursting <Speech_Male> with <Speech_Male> Asian americanness. <Speech_Male> And the way that I'm not <Speech_Male> used to. It's like kind of <Speech_Male> overwhelming. It's <Speech_Male> our multiverse man. <Speech_Music_Male> It's awesome. Exactly. <Speech_Male> I love it. <Speech_Male> All right, <Speech_Music_Male>

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:37 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"This is why. I probably didn't internalize that because I think a couple of people were saying stuff like that to me while I was working or where we were making it. And I was like, I can't think about that right now. I don't want to think about the reception. I don't want to, you know, but you are a witch and you predicted everything so far and you've got nothing wrong so far. So I should learn to just listen to you. Exactly. Okay, let's do the bads real quickly. And then the WTFs. Let's start with you. Okay, I'll keep it short. Love, love working with actors. Hate the industry surrounding casting. Casting names for indie films is such a horrible demoralized process. I can't imagine how many amazing incredible special films just got sunk and never got created because some acting deal didn't work out or some agent was holding out on for a bigger paycheck or whatever. It's so antithetical to how we like to work in such a necessary evil, but that I can't wait to find a way to disrupt that system because it is poison in my eyes is poisoned to independent film. And I'm so grateful that the cast that we did and that they were able to help us navigate that world in a way that we were able to make this movie, but painful, just so painful, the whole process. You know, so many moments where I thought this movie was not going to be made because of that whole thing. Wow. I totally hear you. Blake Michelle, Michelle Yeoh being on this key and it's amazing. Stephanie, what's your bad? Bad. My bad is like, what are we gonna do now? I feel like we've all pink. This is so crazy. Working with legends, it's so special. It's like blowing people's brains and also we love each other. We are film fam in a very true deep way. And now it's so exciting, you know, key is going to be in every single movie, ever to be made from now on. This very special moment of us being together in this very small way, it's already left us. And so yeah, I have some melancholy over what we're all where we're all going to go next. I think it's all very exciting, but I think I've peaked. I've been sending this about myself. I think we can retire now. All right, last is WTF. And let's go with you, Stephanie, and then Daniel will have you take us home. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh no, I'm not ready. Double check. The whole thing is WTF..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:17 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"We're back, all right, on this second. This is where we play the good, the bad, and the WTF. So jiff Yang, would you please lay down the rules of engagement? I will. This is our signature segments. Our roundtable segment, we take a single topic and serve it up three ways. The three ways are, in turn, the good, the positive side of that. And then the bad, the negative, frustrating, enraging part of it, if any. And then finally, the WTF, which doesn't need to be either good or bad, it could be a little both a little neither, but it's still the thing you're pondering in your head. The thing is still making that still make you go, um. So with that, we'd like to invite our guests to play the good, the bad and the WTF of making everything everywhere all at once. And I think what we'll do is we will begin with Daniel and just go back and forth. So the good. Okay. What was the good of making this amazing movie, Daniel? I mean, what can I say about this project that is literally changed my life? Even without the response or the release, like just making the act of making it, I think, made me into a better person. So there's so many answers to this question. My mind immediately goes to the fact that I feel like I have created a universe in which we get to make things on our own terms in a industry that usually refuses. Or kind of pushes that kind of mentality or thinking out of the way. When I first started directing, I was really self conscious of the fact that I have to command a bunch of people. I have to be the air quotes director who tells people what my vision is and there was a lot of guilt that kind of surrounded that like why was my vision more important than anyone else's..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

04:30 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"I'm sure you've either answered or refused to answer before, but okay, so you're playing, you know, Stephanie, you played kind of two roles who are the same role, right? You play joy, and we see joy play out in her relations with her family, her girlfriend, and the world around her. But then you also play, right? And I want to ask you about really kind of the genesis of that idea that this girl kind of who doesn't have anything really remarkable about her would be the pivot point of the multiverse is already kind of fascinating. But why jobu taki? Like that particular name, because I've been trying to figure out if there's some sort of secret code or symbolism that I'm not able to reverse engineer. So that is just like a pet question I've been wanting to ask you again. Oh, okay, yeah. So me and my wife were trying to figure out baby names and I really wanted a name. They're like a story. Yeah, I just wanted a fun, a fun thing to say. So every time I said it, it was like, it felt like a treat for the mouth. And I had just finished reading Miranda July's first Batman. I don't know if you guys ever read that novel, but I loved it. It's just so bizarre and gentle in the way that Miranda July can only range so I can pull off. But inside the story, there's a baby, this imaginal spiritual baby that she's looking for. So every time she sees a baby, she was like, is that you? Kubel Bondi. Are you the baby I've been looking for? Like she thinks that there's a baby out in the universe that is her spiritual soulmate. And so I was like, kubel bandi, what a, that's so fun to say, and so I just started throwing out all these names like Joe bu tupak and to my wife. I'm like, what if we need to park me? Wouldn't it be so fun to say that name every day? And so that's honestly the stupid, stupid origin story. And then once we had to name this character, I love the fact that there's literally no meaning behind it. It is just an exploration and experience. It's like it's not about the intellectual meaning behind it. It's the experience of saying it, which is kind of what we wanted this movie to be. It's like we wanted to break down and attempt to understand and instead just feel there's a whole backstory where we actually wrote in another universe in which we reveal the why she's named it. Like there's a universe where everyone is spaghetti in a pot. And then every single every single cycle, there's a ritual where a spoon comes down and picks out one spaghetti. And if you're lucky, you will get thrown against the wall. And if you stick to the wall, you become a adult, you know, it's a Rite of passage, and then they give you a name. And so jobu Tupac like joy, see travels to this universe, and it's the first time where she feels accepted in all of the universes..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

04:38 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Everything that you see on the screen is actually on the page in terms of just the nihilistic philosophy, the family drama, and also the butt plugs. And it really is beautiful. And thoughtful and well crafted and specific and you really feel the motion of the film in it. So in some ways, I just was like, this is the best script I've ever read. You know? And that's really rare. Okay, I should take a moment to just brag about you, Stephanie for a little bit. No. No, I want to. I want to use fun. 'cause I've been doing it with other people in separate rooms for me. It's fun to say this that when we first met Stephanie, it was for like a pretty small role on Nora's show. We were auditioning a lot of really wonderful talented comedians, specifically Asian American comedians, which was already kind of mind-blowing for me. Because it was the first time where I had done that and realized just how there was a wealth of talent that was basically being unused, you know, even in just one city. But it was a really difficult role. And we weren't really sure how to tonally pull it off. And so we were throwing all these very complicated directions stacking three or four layers of tone and history historical context and just like comedy with a very dry sensibility. And you know, unfortunately, most of the actresses were really struggling with this kind of impossible prompt. And Seth shoe walks in and, you know, she's, you know, she's like 5 foot tall. She was wearing a hoodie, and I was like, okay, who is this person? Just very bubbly. And we gave her the 5 stack of different tonal directions to kind of combine into an acting sandwich. And I watched her brain just kind of turn on the computer..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:05 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"And kind of curious how you got that role and I think a lot of people didn't even really know, I guess, who that was like, oh, who's that? She's really funny. Who is that? I got that from my own family and so when they're saying, oh, that was one of the funniest scenes. She's so good in it that reaction shot. Have I seen her somewhere before? So what I guess got you there and how did you actually get that role before this one? Yeah, so that's really funny because I so I had been living in New York and I was doing a bunch of stuff on Broadway, which also was an accident and had just finished the third season of maisel. And I flew out to LA to follow the Daniels and this movie happened. And Shang-Chi was also cast by the same casting director, Sarah Finn, and while we were getting ready to start filming everything everywhere, Sarah is like, I'm also working on Shang-Chi. I really want you to be a part of it. And I knew that the role was small, but I just wanted to be, I felt like very excited to celebrate simu and also just the whole Asian American superhero extravaganza. I was like, I don't care if I'm just a fly on the wall. I feel like it's important for me to even just be there. So we started filming everything everywhere, and then they offered me that role. But unfortunately, it was shooting in Australia and we were still filming the last week of our movie. So I couldn't go. And I was really bummed. I was like really bummed, but also felt, you know, I guess it wasn't meant to be, right? Fast forward to that week was the week before Hollywood shut down because of the pandemic. And so I couldn't if I had gone to Australia, even if I could have, I would have gotten stuck there. I was like, wow, okay, I guess I wasn't supposed to do that role. Plus, we were finishing up our movie. And then during the pandemic, like a year and a half later, they decided to do reshoots of Shang-Chi. And so they called me again. They were like, hey, if you're available this time around, we would still really love for you to play this role. And so a year and a half later, they decided to do reshoots in LA and they asked me to come. And what was crazy, the place that we shot that scene those scenes in Shang-Chi was the exact same place that we wrapped everything everywhere. Wow. Isn't that crazy? That's crazy. I'm kind of a witch. So it was really nuts. It was really nuts. It was really like, but it was so funny because I was just when I got to set, I was like, I can not believe.

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

03:19 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"If we're going to talk about possible universes or whatever, that kind of switched the train tracks towards making a movie starting Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie shoe and a kiwi Quan and the amazing James Hong, like none of that, I don't think, I don't think we'd be having this conversation unless all those things had happened when it did. So thank you to integration and blog. That's just so incredible here. I have a good turn down for what story. Do you know what? This is actually a good throughline, I feel like. You know which one I'm gonna tell, don't you? Yeah, I know. Yeah. I wouldn't have. Are you just saying it out loud? Dan. Anyone? Except for Nora from and it was like immediately I met them and I was like, who are these people? They are my Friends. We've known each other for two seconds, but I want to work with them forever. And Harry shum junior was also on that episode, which is also how they met Harry. And I remember after the first day of filming, we were all just having a blast and Harry pulled me aside and he was like, do you know who these guys are? And I'm like, I mean, not really. And he's like, do you remember that music video turned down for what? And I was like, yeah, and he's like, that's them. So I went home that night, and I watched the video again, and I hadn't watched it since I was a teenager. And I couldn't believe that the person who was directing me was also dick man. Dick man, okay. And then super dick man. And so then the next day we were filming and in the middle of a scene I just started laughing. And I guess I yelled across the room. I was like, Daniel, I can't stop thinking about your penis. It made sense between us because we were having that conversation, but no one else in the crew understood it. And I was like, this is exactly what Hollywood is getting a bad rap for. Well, not that kind of person. Yeah. I love that because this is like the secret history for, I think Asian Americans in Hollywood in general, there are so many weird connections and backstories and stuff that were only currently beginning to see deciphered and exposed. And some of them feel like coincidences and some don't. And I actually, Stephanie, I wanted to throw this out for you. It's like, so I mean, you've been working for a while. And I think in roles that in some cases actually should have had a lot more visibility than they did. But just like looking back at your canon as it were, right? I'm noticing that, you know, in addition to, I think, the most, you know, prior to everything everywhere and maybe apart from Norfolk queens, the most visible role that you have had Asian Americans, especially, is the small but essential role of Sue, pronounced Sue, not shoe. In Shang-Chi led the tan rings. And that's the role where you're basically this anchoring force for what ends up being another kind of wild ass journey that eventually will probably leave the multiverse..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

02:55 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Yeah. The unexpected through line between those movies is something that I talk about a lot whenever I get a chance to, which is the fact that turned down for what was one of the first times as a filmmaker where I kind of, I was confronted by the fact that I was an Asian American filmmaker. Because Daniels is this kind of blanket umbrella. Identity. I'm not made people realize it was an Asian mayor can filmmaker. In fact, a lot of people thought we were brothers. And so I was able to kind of hide behind that for a very long time, and then Daniel scheiner, who is sort of a serial cheerleader, like that's his biggest strength as to find things in other people that really he thinks needs to be pushed and he just like waters that plants until it grows and blossoms. And so he was telling me that in this video for turndown for what? He wanted me to be the main character. He wanted me to be the guy dancing around breaking things and with my dick and I was like, hell no, this is a big little John big little Don. Music video. It's like a hip hop video. There is no space for me. For mid so many different reasons. I'm not a dancer. I'm not an actor, and also underneath all of it. Buried underneath all of it was this sort of internalized racism that told me that I didn't belong in that space. And so long story short we auditioned a bunch of people and Daniel chenette was still like, it's got to be you. And so I remember when the video released on YouTube, every other comic was talking about the fact that it was an Asian man. And often it was kind of derisive in its nature. And it really kind of fucked me up for a while because I was like, oh no, did I mess something up? Did I accidentally represent my people in a way that was wrong? And then that's when, you know, Phil, that's when you came in and you wrote this incredible blog post that I still think about often basically celebrating that video, specifically celebrating that video because of me because I was an Asian American man in a hip hop video who was sexual who's a sexual being who was more than just, you know, any of the common types of tropes or stereotypes that we often see. And it was the first time where I felt celebrated for being an Asian American man, let alone Asian American filmmaker and that started my wheels turning and made me realize how important it was for this next movie, whatever is going to be. To be centered on a Chinese character Chinese family in some way. And so to me, that is like the most interesting connection between turned out and everything everywhere all at once. In a lot of ways, that's blog post really changed my trajectory..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

03:09 min | 10 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"Hello and welcome to another edition of Nick, Alice Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America. I'm Phil you. And I'm Jeff Yang, but I'm really excited. I feel a little bit like that's been my mode now for the last couple of episodes we've been doing because we're talking about our favorite film of the year with some of our favorite people from that favorite film. And that is everything everywhere all at once. Today, in particular, we have one of the directors. One of Daniel's, as it were, Daniel Kwan, with us. And we have the star, one of the stars of the show. Somebody who wanted to talk to for a while, Stephanie, Sue. On board, joy, welcome, welcome to the show. Be here. Very excited to talk to you guys. I'm a little, I have a little secret since you probably will edit this together. My last name is actually pronounced shoe. It is my, it is my deep mission to start the shoe revelation revolution. It's an ongoing, it's an ongoing thing in which people correct Jeff on how to pronounce people. I might add, by the way. Like we were in an Asian space..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

06:38 min | 11 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on The Big Picture

"That's anchor FM slash get started. Great, I think we got it. I'm Sean fantasy and this is the big picture, a conversation show about life after the slap. It's been 36 hours since a truly shocking moment at the Academy Awards, so we're diving into a mailbag to answer your questions about how we're feeling after a very strange awards show. Later in today's episode, I have a conversation with Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner, also known as the directing duo Daniels. Their new movie, everything everywhere all at once, is simply one of the best movies I've seen not just in 2022, but in many years it is awesome. Stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wong, a Chinese American woman who exists across multiple universes. I know that sounds crazy. Stick with me. It also stars kiwi kwon, who you may remember from Indiana Jones and the temple of doom or The Goonies, along with Stephanie Sue, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis. This is a breathtaking collision of Hong Kong martial arts cinema absurdist Terry Gilliam sci-fi, the matrix, Looney Tunes, vim vendors, it's a family drama. There's so much going on in this movie. It's a total blast. It's only playing a three cities in America right now, but it is opening wide on April 8th, the interview is spoiler free. I hope you will stick around for that chat. I promise you we will talk about this movie more in depth when more people have a chance to see it. First let's talk about the Oscars a little bit though. It's been a couple of days, that of course was a totally bizarre scene, the smack has been analyzed, dissected, overwhelmingly discussed. I can't believe how many people were interested in this single moment. If not the entire award show, a couple of things have happened since Sunday Night. First of all, the academy announced that it will convene a meeting of the governors to discuss what to do in reaction to the incident. They have a few options here. I don't really know if any of them are good options. There's been some discussion about the possibility of suspending Will Smith from the academy, which means he can not participate in an academy events. He can't be eligible for Oscars, among a number of other things that also I think would make him something of a pariah in the industry, and I'll talk about that a little bit more as we get later in the episode. But seemingly in reaction to the news of this convening of a panel, Will Smith did in fact apologize. He apologized to Chris Rock for striking him at the Oscars. He apologized to the folks that he worked with on the film king Richard. He apologized to the academy. He effectively apologized to the world at large for getting violent on stage on the biggest night in Hollywood. And it was a good apology. It seemed to be a deeply managed apology. I think there was a lot of anxiety about what Will Smith had to say on stage when he accepted his best actor Oscar, especially the way that he seemed to contort and manipulate Richard Williams story into one that justified what he had just done at the Oscars. I know that it didn't really sit right with me either. I'm not sure that I was angry about it necessarily, but it felt like someone working hard and real time to justify something that most people saw and thought, damn, that is crazy. Why did you do that, dude? So it's a fascinating test case of real-time morals and ethics. How this shakes out, I'm not really sure. One thing we don't know is whether Will Smith and Chris Rock have had a chance to speak, yet, I have heard that they have not, but I can't confirm that. What Chris Rock will do is something of great fascination to me somebody who has always poured his real life into his art and, you know, there's expectation that he'll find a way to communicate about this very soon. Will Smith is probably going to be a damage control mode for a while. I think people also saw will partying at the Vanity Fair get together after the Oscars saw him dancing to his own songs and thought, that's a little tacky. That seems a little bit missing the moment, not totally understanding or reading the room there, but nevertheless he had one best actor. He wanted to celebrate with his family and friends, so he did so. Where do we go from here? I don't know. Is this like a profoundly embarrassing occasion for the Academy Awards? I don't know how you blame the Academy Awards. What the academy should have done in the immediate aftermath is also a pretty challenging question. You know, as someone asked us in the mailbag, if will wasn't a nominee, do you think the Oscars would have escorted him out immediately? And if so, should he have been able to stay for the ceremony just because he was a nominee. And if he wasn't expected to win, what then? All good questions. Questions that are impossible to answer, but it does raise the question of, who is in charge at the Oscars? I thought Matt bell and he had a great conversation about this with Lucas Shaw and his show the town earlier this week. You know, the producer of the Oscars is will packer this year. He's a movie producer. He's best known for movies like girl trip. He's not a live TV producer. He's also not a member of law enforcement. He's also not really in charge of the Oscars. He's in charge of the Oscars telecast, but he's not a representative from the academy. So whose call would it have been? For example, to storm the stage and to drag Will Smith off of it on live television and to boot him from the Dolby theater. That would have taken a significant amount of authority in a certitude that you were in the right and doing that. So I'm not sure that that's really an option in this case. Obviously it also would have been tremendously embarrassing and it would have ground the telecast to complete halt if they had done that. So I don't think that that was the right move necessarily. I don't necessarily know why the producers could not compel Will Smith to go backstage to help him mold his reaction to the knights events. You know, we saw a lot of photos of will conferring with his publicist and conferring with Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry that did lead to that fascinating moment in which we'll quoted something that Denzel said to him while they were sitting together and talking after the slap. But you'd imagine that you'd want to get a chance to talk to will to help guide him to a way to communicate about what had just happened and not make people feel even more queasy in the aftermath of everything. I don't really know. You know, on Sunday Night, if you listen to this show, you heard me completely bewildered by what had just happened and straining to have an opinion about anything because this is such an unprecedented event. I still think there is something kind of funny about it, even though I think that there is something deeply sad about it as well. It obviously was a manifestation of somebody who was having a really raw moment at the end of a long cycle of personal exposure, not just in the award cycle, but in writing and releasing a memoir and in having his marriage dissected publicly for years, and just being in the pressure cooker of an environment. That said, Will Smith's been the butt of tens of thousands of jokes as has his family. He's living a very public life out loud..

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"daniel kwan" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:11 min | 11 months ago

"daniel kwan" Discussed on WTOP

"Husband universe I'm here because we need your help Very busy today How tied to help you It's only in limited release now and you can count on cuya P of nerds rule the world among those who are very very excited to check it out Oh my gosh this is the big one for me It's called everything everywhere all at once Such a mouthful yes it's unlimited release It goes wide release on April 8th It's directed by the Daniels team Daniel Kwan and Daniel scheiner They're known for Swiss army man If you're familiar with that film it's an amazing visual feast of a film And so now they're back with everything everywhere all at once It stars Michelle y'all legend who is just trying to do her taxes but then gets pulled into a multiverse which is kind of like the theme of a lot of films right now We have you know the Doctor Strange madness of multiverse film coming up soon Disney just announced a mirror verse video game It's going to be insane It's going to be a visual feast They amped it up with Swiss army man Now they're taking it to a whole nother level It also stars key high Quan who if you're familiar with temple of doom goonies you know miss data We love him He's now back acting again and I'm super excited to see his return We also have Jenny Slade in there Harry shum junior James Hong Jamie Lee Curtis It's an amazing cast and from all accounts from everybody I'm hearing within the industry It's going to blow your mind It's going to be the film of the year I can't wait and be inspired by this artistry That's cool you have nerds rule the world on Skype Now we have some sad news this morning about one of those two eagle eggs at the national arboretum Officials at the arboretum say one of the eggs died either during or right after hatching It expired soon after It hashed or just not too much longer after it was just seem to be unresponsive Dan rauch with a district Department of Energy and environment They described the process as difficult lasting as much as 36 hours It might have not just our survived the hatching process which can be coming out of an egg as a very I would say dangerous but it's a really tough thing to do So now all eyes are on the second egg D.C. 9 hoping it survives Dell Walters WTO P news And kids are getting a special play area to learn about environmental efforts in the anacostia river The muscle beach play area will be part of the 11th street bridge park D.C.'s first elevated park It's going to celebrate efforts to repopulate the river with native muscles There will be sculptures of muscles slides and seagrass climbers Thousands of muscles have been reintroduced into the river to help clean it up muscles can filter ten gallons of water a day The park is a partnership between the city and the ward 8 based nonprofit building bridges across the river It's located on the piers of the old 11th street bridge it's expected to open in early 2025 Shayna steel and WTO P news Coming up on WTO P half of the final four is now set It's 6 14 Make your first wager and win big during bed MGM's march matchups Download the bed MGM app and place a $10 money line.

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