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"debra granik" Discussed on KPCC
"Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn today. We're talking about where Hollywood goes next after the Oscars now that the award season is over I want to start by talking about net. Flicks. Let's first start with a joke about Netflix. This is what Tina Fey early in the show had to say about the streaming service. Next. My microwave Nick summer. So Netflix wins four Oscars three for Roma and one for the documentary short period end of sentence. Before we talk about all that. I'm going to talk about why net flicks is so appealing to filmmakers right now. I ran into Nicole hall of center who co wrote can you ever forgive me? And she and her last movie land of steady habits was just distributed by net flakes, she said that she got a call from net. Flicks. That said war people had watched her movie on net flicks in its first weekend. Then watched all of her movies combined in theaters that explains it right there. So there's the appeal millions of people watching your movie immediately, and you don't have to worry about or you going to get to the theater and some small town whether or not may not be an art house, so cloudy. What what is that? How does net flicks come out of this? I think also the creative control. You know? That's something that you hear people talking to that can do what they want. The money. I mean Alphonso Koran talked about that, you know, he's at the point having won Oscars before he could have done that we could've done rumble with anybody. And granted it's black and white and all that. But still he got the amount of artistic control that you have the money that they put into for instance, an Oscar campaign or just generally into the making of your film, you know, they're really cultivating artists, and they seem to respect artists in a way that maybe some of the studios don't. Yeah. They're spending billions of dollars on content. But as you mentioned, they're giving filmmakers, not only creative control, but probably more money than they're even asking for. So Jen, obviously winning an Oscar doesn't always mean something financially. But in terms of raising the profile of the company, what does it mean to them? And what does it mean? To other streaming services like Hulu Netflix came out. I think ahead this over the duration of this award season because you saw them investing. Not only in the actual pro, you know, like in in in in Roma, but in then putting Roma into the conversation that takes a lot of resources takes a lot of money to campaign, and I think net flicks really showed not just the filmmakers, but the film community that they are here to get that prestige, and they will put money and resources into it, which you need you have them going up against somebody like universal the studio behind green book. But I do think that Netflix over the last few years has gotten that respect that they really do want. This is what this particular Oscars, really. Black and white film gave it theatrical run kind of run out some theaters in big cities. Was in the best picture race with no reported box office. And I think that gets to the next chapter of this conversation there were movies up for best picture like Black Panthers stars born bohemian rhapsody that sold a ton of tickets at movie theaters. The academy words historically up until now have rewarded movies? That have played in theaters Roma. Didn't really I mean, it wasn't it was kind of part of the release schedule. But it didn't have any reported box office mudbound and other net flicks films in previous years. So what does that mean? In terms of where we're going in terms of that theatrical movie going experience, I think they can coexist. I don't think we're heater hunters. Don't think they won't show. Netflix movies as a consumer. I watch a lot of things on net. Flicks. That I don't have time for or wouldn't pay to go. See? So I feel like it's added. But I looked something like we mentioned earlier Bing lose documentary minding gap, which is who lose I Oscar-nominated film. It's a great documentary and one that I feel like would not have really pro may not have found another similar home that would have given them. Also this words campaign that it got. And so I feel like three mors who want to invest in awards content. It's there, obviously. And I hope we see more of it. Let's talk a little bit more about diversity of content. Claudia you're at the independent spirit awards which the other big awards over the weekend on Saturday in the best director category. These were the nominees. Barry Jenkins for Beale street could talk Paul Schrader for first reformed Lynne Ramsay. You're never really hear. Debra granik. Leave no trace and tamra Jenkins for private life berry Jenkins one. And he said I didn't want to win this award. And then he proceeded to say this. Regina was at the Golden Globes. And she said something that was very very wise and very true in a women only make up four percents studio directors and yet they make up forty four percent of the director of the competition at Sundance sixty percent of the directors not made it for this award. So I want to look at this room. Obvious producers all these directors. I'll be 'financiers my reps. All these lawyers and say if even just thirty percent of us agree with Regina to in the next eighteen months to produce or finance film, directed by a woman that four percent will become the eight percent will become the twelve percent. Sixteen percent. Yeah. You guys are talking about Regina king who won the supporting actress Oscar for fuel straight. You guys are non you're now the mass is irrelevant. What he's saying is like get off your butts and buried. Jenkins gave the best Oscar weekend speech that he really did that four percent challenge which the Annenberg inclusion initiative sort of put out into the world, and which has been picked up by a lot of Hollywood high profile actors and filmmakers now getting studios to commit to. I think it's important to that industry figures use these platforms to put what's important to.
"debra granik" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hi, I love how Netflix is turning the film industry on its head because film like Roma would never have been picked up by, you know, a big studio Warner Brothers and. And I I like on Netflix, Hulu and the other one Amazon are producing needs movies that a major Hollywood studios Whitten produce. Also, one of the words is great. And on my nerves like having a nice day is the word diversity. I mean, we still have racist. Even if you have a diversity because a lot of these ethnic groups, don't like each other and don't get along. And I love how you what Spike Lee said, you know, you follow all the rules. And they keep you know, they they keep changing the chairs around. So that's my comment. Okay. I thank you for the comment. You know, there was something last night that maybe some listeners missed it took me a moment to realize when Rummy Malik was giving essentially his props and thanking people and so forth. The actually the first person he thanked was Emily Boynton who I'd seen the camera pan. I didn't really that was the love interest of. Freddie, Mercury from in the whole bohemian rhapsody. She played that role. I just wanted to mention that. And we'll go to more of your calls. Let me get to Anna Maria in Berkeley, good morning. Good morning. Yes. Hello. I would love to hear your panel talk about blind spotting. And why it wasn't nominated for anything? I just thought it was fantastic. The rat was so poetic, and it was dealing with very important issues. I just would love to hear the panel talk about their opinion on that any opinions from you Trevelyan gone you in a bit thought. Yeah. I mean, I think blind spotting for me was one of the best films of of last year. I it's unfortunate that I think DIVY digs did not get any kind of attention for for his particular role. Also in Oakland lad, originally. Yes in Oakland native. But I think it also comes down to there were a lot of really great films last year in everything can't get nominated. And also when you have a smaller independent type of film like a blind spotting if it doesn't get picked up by the right studio. And if the right studio doesn't do the right job around promoting it and making sure people see. It then it makes it difficult for to you know, muster any attention, and and get to the award shows Jovan with that in sorry to bother you think there was maybe a little bit of bias against Oakland. But I won't go there. Let me go instead to some comments by listeners are lane writes, I find it ironic that would happen. A Glenn Close at the Oscars last night, paralleled would happen to her character and the wife that might be a stretch, but strong feelings nonetheless, here's Cheryl who writes I'd like to give a shout out to marshal Ali an alumnus of Saint Mary's college of California in Moraga. He spoke at my son's SMC graduation in may of two thousand sixteen in his kind and sincere. Commencement address. Is a fond memory is acceptance speech, reflected the same genuine character more of your calls. Let's go next to Chris and Santa Cruz. Good morning. Good morning. I was watching the animation works last night. And this has happened. A couple of times over the years where I really felt like the category should be split into. Between, you know, the fully digital Pixar type films, and then things like stop motion in in other more traditional forms of you know, even hand-drawn outta mation. I'll just leave you guys to it Chris Mexico appoint Tim Gershon like to hear what you have to say about that splitting it. It's an interesting point. I mean, one of the things that I think is challenging in that category. Is you have so many different styles of animation? Even the five nominees are so different in terms of how they're kind of put together and also the bigger companies. They tend to be more popular with the Oscar voters, you usually get a Pixar movies actually, a shocking the spire verse one because it was from Sony. I oh, no. If they're gonna splits I think that probably is not going to happen. I think what often happens is that for the five nominees are big digitally animated movies from studio, isn't it like one small kind of beautiful handmade thing. Like Mirai for this year gets nominated in gets into the category. I think in general the hand drawn animation doesn't get a lotta love weirdly enough. It gets more love in the short subject where those are really kind of labor is love. And I think when people nominate those films they really sort of appreciate how difficult is to do that hand-drawn animation. We're going to go to your calls. I was also struck and I want to mention this cloudy to you with the documentary short subject speech that was given about period end of sentence. It was actually caused a good deal of birth. Yes. Yes. I it was the first time. I think they said something like, I I'm ministrations ever been brought up at the Oscars or something. But yeah. And that was a very worthy win I thought, and it was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the filmmakers that was one of the other, you know, along with the skin Spike Lee jumping into. Yeah. Into the arms of Samuel Jackson. I mean, it was it. I'm sorry. I mentioned skin though, to the the the woman was absolutely ecstatic. Oh, it was. Yes. It was skin. That's right. It wasn't a sentence. Yes. Both of those. Yeah. Both of them. Yeah. Yeah. No. I thought those were great wins. And it was nice to see a bevy of women accepting an award. That's something. We're very used to seeing lots of men get up there and accept an award. But it was great to see group of women agree and more of your calls. Let's go next to Karen and join us car and you're on the air. Thank you so much. I wanted to concentrate a little bit more on grand closest performance in the wife, and I also saw like Olivia Colman. In the favourite touch. He was excellent. I didn't agree with one of your critics because I taught Lynn closest performance with so restrained in nuanced. It took amazing acting skills to be able to put that together. And I think I resented the one critic from kind of inferring that she's from a more traditional genre from older timeframe, I did feel she deserved the best actress award, I think being able to put together that performance and hold the movie for that length of time. Genius. So I just wanted to point that out. I'm glad you did current and thank you for that call and here's Moore ally. Who who tweets to us? I I did not watch the ceremony, but I was disappointed advice. Only one for makeup. I thought Christian bale was astonishingly good in that movie. But to be fair, it was the only nominated movie, I watched let me get another caller on here. And let's go next to James James. You were not board last night. Like, the caller who said boy long boring. Yeah. Yeah. That's right. I mean, I watch the Oscars to look at who won. What? And why? And so I thought it was the best one ever. I really did thing is I agree with that caller that after should be awarded based on merit. But the corollary to that is you gotta make sure that the academy. Represents you know, all the different all the different. Yeah. Diversity that we have in the country that you know, that you know, when it is based on merit. It's also based on everybody's opinion. You get an honest. You know, you get an honest. I thank you for that. Call James in travel Anderson. I don't know if you have the answer to this. Listener's question, we were talking you about fashion. This listener says what were the buttons Spike Lee, head on his hat and jacket? Do you know Treville? Oh, I don't know. Well, he had a real to rings one said love and one said, hey, I know that the rings are from our original from the do the right thing movie. They were designed by Ruthie Carter who won for Black Panther costume design last night. But they were worn by the character who is killed by police in do the right thing. And he did mention do the right thing when he talked about voting the next presidential always gotta slided, and he's always got a slide it in. But you don't know it anybody know those buttons were this listener, what's the no on his hat or jacket? Well, we'll try to do some research on that. We can find out. In the meantime, we'll take some more of your calls. Andrea joins us. Andrea good morning. Good morning. Thank you so much for taking my call. I wanted to second blind spotting. I thought it was absolutely fantastic. I was curious about being nominated for possibly screenplay. Leave. No trace is another movie that I found out of the blue and was totally for it by I was curious. I thought that these independent films ever being nominated for best picture if they're not campaign for thank you so much. All right. Thank you for the call Tim gruesome. I heard Claudia say, yes. Yeah. Came back. Okay. I didn't hear a say. Yes. I like I yield my time you want to defer to Claudius. Yeah. Do you want to please? Please. I completely agree about leave. No trace that was my second favorite movie of the year after Roma and the director, Debra Granik. Who we at the A film? Critics gave our best director vote to our our word to ask you. Tell me about Roma. Just because it Piques my curiosity. I mean, I really enjoyed. I thought was a first rate film. But there are those who fell and people who I really respect not only critics, but friends and acquaintances who said too much marinating in the in the beginning to the reserves at word boring again following her through I think it was important to establish the kind of work that she did. And make you feel and understand what she did. They have today, but got a lot of criticism. Yes. I heard those complaints as well. I didn't share them. I to me, you know, there's a lot of foreign films that that take a while to marinate, you marinate in and and I don't have a problem with slow paced films necessarily as. You know, if nothing is going on I understand people's concerns. I what he was trying to salvage was the quotidian nature of her life. And and what was going on to me? It was developing the character. It was just you had to adjust to that pace. And I think we've been so trained to a certain kind of pace certainly some movies are frenetic, but you know, action, and I think this was much more contemporary to me it felt more like a a novel unfolding, and because I love to read I don't have a problem with the slow pace. But I did hear those complaints particularly about the I like forty five minutes of that film. Here's a listener who tweets best ceremony of movie awards in a decade. No joke. Also Selma Blair is the essence of arts inspiring society. I guess she made her first public appearance since he had been a now been announced that he was diagnosed with MS she walked the red carpet with a cane. And that was certainly noteworthy. And courageous let me get some more callers on air while we have a little time. Cecile? Thank you for waiting. You're on. Thank you. You know, I always watch the actors 'cause I feel I want to participate in something. That's not you know, I don't watch football. So it's almost like joining the populace. After it was over. And there were some wonderful things in it..
"debra granik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"She would've wished. Yellow? Debra granik. Welcome to bullseye. I'm glad to have you on the show. Thank you. I heard that you were a wedding videography for a long time. Is that true? I did do that. I that's how I made my daily wage or weekly wage in Boston. I was living near at the time. And yes, I did do that. What are the secrets to high-quality wedding videography besides knowing how to operate the equipment? I used to like, you know, there's a lot of anthropology and weddings, weddings, different ethnic groups, different classes, social class where they're held the poignancy of weddings. You know? So I my wedding videos were not very conventional in that way, because I was very interested in like, the, you know. ECU in comedy of like not being able to put something onto the Pell. You know, I loved photographing the elders people people's grandparents and stuff and. So I had to be very careful that I at least got the valves in there as well. You know? Now, you've made films about people who do not share your background was that always your intent. I think it's for some filmmakers or some people. It's very hard to reflect on the things that are close. It's the distance. It's the unfamiliar that allows for like almost more replete note taking or more noticing things more. As much as I've wondered what it would be like try to turn the camera on family or on places in kind of lifestyle things that I know. Well, I've I've just always found it hard. And whereas when I don't know what what how things are done and the practices and I'm seeing. The why of everything? It's just an it's stronger relief. And it feels like there's something there to film. Whereas I'm a nearer to my own my own. Practices. It's eye. Jesse thorn, I'm talking with writer and director, Debra Granik. Her latest movie is called leave. No trace it streaming on Amazon. Now, I want to ask you a question about this anthropological perspective, you know, you can go up into the mountains and talked to folks who live there to get a sense of what it's like to. To get a sense of what it's like to, you know, live next to a math lab or have a culture where there's always a guitar banjo at hand. Like, there's there's a lot of things that you can directly perceive to make winter's bone your your movie that came out eight years ago. Yeah. Leave no trace is a movie that is based on a novel. That's based on a true story about which we don't know very much. It's about a father and daughter who lived by themselves in a park in Portland, Oregon. Yes. And and you can't go and ask them what that's like. So how do you get a sense of what those feelings are when it isn't a place that you can go to and ask people. Then that's that's when fiction an anthropology become collaborators, right, or they you know, so. Then if you create the given circumstances, let's say, you know, blueprint like you say that you know, the park that they lived in. And you know, that they they obtained most of their food from a very ordinary grocery store using a very modest budget of. Very small VA benefits. Disability benefits that were very low percentage. So you've got these facts, you don't know what they purchased an and then, but that's what the marriage of fiction. We were in that grocery store. I knew I it makes sense that they ate eggs turned out that that was something we could cook. On in our set that wants to fire was built easy to boil eggs. Really lot of bang for your buck, nutritionally. You know? But then we're also in the grocery store and the Thomasson who's playing the character, Tom. She takes picked up a bag of mandarins, you know, just a mesh bag of mandarins and just an Astra father right there. And then can we get these? And he was gonna they're not. Yes, or no. It was either going to be saying they could afford it. They couldn't. The anthropological in. This instance, could only go so far if the article had said that they had a motto diet of only medium grain, Brown, rice and beans. I would have been intrigued by that. And I probably would have shown that. But then Thomas may have said, we always have rice and beans and a rehearsal. Can we get tangerines, and I would have been very interested. I would have been very interested in what this teen actresses bringing from her own impulses. Well, and in a rehearsal setting I may have taken note of that. And then wanted to add that to the script because the anthropology now becomes about this team. And she's. Got a craving, and she's an, and it's okay to ask, you know. Can we get it? So my drift. Here is. Some details are going to be laid out in the text or in the original document, and they're going to get married to what that grocery store has. And then subsequent to that. With the teen actor might spontaneously want mixed into the rehearsal. And so it goes in the real life story the girl who was living in a big urban park in Portland with her dad was thirteen years old. I remember, right. Yeah. The actress who plays her in your film is I guess probably a couple of years older. But certainly could you know, certainly could pass for a thirteen in movie world. What's that age and part of life of particular interest to you? I think. It was important that she was young enough that the the forest was still her classroom, and that her imaginary world was still functioning that she could conjure things and be grossed in the world around her in a way that was very focused. I think. She's learning at a pretty rapid rate. I would say that something disturbs, and I would say unbalances her father. You know? And yet she can't be. So all knowing that she's got it rocked up and an and has all the vocabulary for that. So I think the the fact that she's on the younger side allows for this believable process of observation of piecing things together. Forging your your connections. And I did like that about her. It allows me to use that a lot is visual technique. What is Tom seen? What does she inferring from it? What questions does she have by those questions? We will learn what is it. She needs to know. And we'll also learn a little bit more about her father, and what she desires. Well, finish up my interview with Debra Granik when we return from a quick break still on the docket. She's working on a film based on the book nickeled and dimed, which if you haven't read it is a thoroughly investigated brilliant work of nonfiction, she'll tell me how she plans to turn that into a narrative film. It's bullseye for maximum fun dot org. An NPR a community where menstruation.
"debra granik" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Excuse. But yeah, exactly. That's what happened the last time that they didn't have a host. He was just one of many celebrities if they brought up on stage, and he was theoretically, entertaining the audience at that point, the the problem is that host monologues. Take at least ten minutes, usually, right? And they this way they don't have to give them that. They don't have to give him something to do every twenty minutes thereafter, and it's easy enough to have the celebs just come out and announce things the problem is that hosts have big followings, right? And originally they were thinking they would have the rock Dwayne Johnson to do this. He's the highest paid most popular actor in movies right now. But he's making movies, and he didn't have time for all the prep. I wanna talk about another issue diversity. This is often talked about the Oscars in terms of the nominations things. Like that now maybe because Roma and Black Panther in the mix. We're not hearing about. It is much this year. Does that mean that the numbers have improved? Well, some of them have it's not twenty white actors this year. So that's better Spike Lee is in the mix for for best director as is often so Koran who's Hispanic. There's a foreign film director Pavel Pavlovsky the polish director of Cold War that category, though, is problematic. I think because this has been a great year for women directors. The most powerful film. I saw in two thousand eighteen was directed by a woman Copernicus directed by Nadine lebowski. And I, you know, they're not mentioned in there at all. There are no women directors in that category in theory, there should be long. Well, let's talk about some of the others. That would have been some of the best women directed movies this year. Well, leave no trace is extraordinary. It was directed by Debra Granik. It's one hundred percent on rotten tomatoes. It's just an amazing picture. I really liked the writer by khloe Zhao. Both of those were in my ten best lists destroyer by Karen Kasama. And there's. Movie that got it got a bunch of other nominations, which is can you ever forgive me? It got an Oscar nomination for best. Actress for Melissa McCarthy. Best supporting actor for Richard E grant, Nicole hall of center got a screenplay nomination. But they didn't nominate the director who pulls all that together. I mean, let's listen to a clip you'll hear why this film is nominated friends with them. Julius. Yeah. Nations anymore. She died. She did. Maybe she didn't die..
"debra granik" Discussed on KCRW
"Lowe singing to snow? So many questions here. This was nine hundred ninety nine and that's no excuse. But yeah, exactly. That's what happened the last time that they didn't have a host. He was just one of many celebrities that they brought up on stage. And he was theoretically, entertaining the audience at that point, the the problem is that host monologues. Take at least ten minutes, usually, right? And they this way they don't have to give them that. They don't have to give him something to do every twenty minutes thereafter, and it's easy enough to have the celebs just come out and announce things the problem is that hosts have big followings, right? And originally they were thinking they would have the rock Dwayne Johnson to do this. He's the highest paid most popular actor in movies right now, but he's making movies, and he didn't have time for all the prep wanna talk about another issue diversity. This is often talked about the Oscars in terms of the nominations things. Like that now maybe because Roma and Black Panther in the mix. We're not hearing about. It has much this year. Does that mean that the numbers have improved? Well, some of them have it's not twenty white actors this year. So that's better Spike Lee is in the mix for for best director as is often so Koran who's Hispanic. There's a foreign film director Pavel Pavlovsky the polish director of Cold War that category, though, is problematic. I think because this has been a great year for women directors. The most powerful film. I saw in two thousand eighteen was directed by a woman Copernican directed by Nadine lebowski. And I, you know, they're not mentioned in there at all. There are no women directors in that category in theory, there should be long. Well, let's talk about some of the others that what have been some of the best women directed movies this year. Well, leave no trace is extraordinary. It was directed by Debra Granik. It's a one hundred percent on rotten tomatoes. It's just an amazing picture. I really liked the writer by khloe Zhao. Both of those were in my ten best lists destroyer by Karen Kasama. And there's. Is a movie that got it got a bunch of other nominations, which is can you ever forgive me? It got Oscar nomination for best. Actress for Melissa McCarthy. Best supporting actor for Richard E grant, Nicole hall of center got a screenplay nomination. But they didn't nominate the director who pulls all that together. Let's listen to a clip you'll hear why this film is nominated friends.
"debra granik" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"No excuse xactly. That's what happened the last time that they didn't have a host. He was just one of many celebrities that they brought up on stage. And he was theoretically, entertaining the audience at that point, the the problem is that host monologues. Take at least ten minutes, usually, right? And they this way they don't have to give them that. They don't have to give him something to do every twenty minutes thereafter, and it's easy enough to have the celebs just come out and announce things the problem is that hosts have big followings, right? And originally they were thinking they would have the rock wing Johnson to do this. He's the highest paid most popular actor in movies right now, but he's making movies, and he didn't have time for all the print. I wanna talk about another issue diversity. This is often talked about the Oscars in terms of the nominations things. Like that now maybe because Roma and Black Panther in the mix. We're not hearing about. It has much this year. Does that mean that the numbers have improved? Well, some of them have it's not twenty white actors this year. So that's better. I'm Spike Lee is in the mix for for best director as is often so Coralline who's Hispanic. There's a foreign film director Pavel Pavlovsky, the polish director of Cold War. That category though, is problematic. I think because this has been a great year for women directors. The most powerful film. I saw in two thousand eighteen was directed by a woman Copernican directed by Nadine lebowski. And I know they're not mentioned in there at all. There are no women directors in that category in theory, there should be long. Well, let's talk about some of the others that what have been some of the best women directed movies this year. Well, leave no trace is extraordinarily. It was directed by Debra Granik. It's one hundred percent on rotten tomatoes. It's just an amazing picture. I really liked the writer by khloe Zhao. Both of those were in my ten best list the destroyer by Karen Kasama. And there's. A movie that got it got a bunch of other nominations, which is can you ever forgive me? It got a Oscar nomination for best. Actress for Melissa McCarthy. Best supporting actor for Richard E grant, Nicole hall of center got a screenplay nomination. But they didn't nominate the director who pulls all that together. I mean, let's listen to a clip you'll hear why this film is nominated. You're friends with them. Julius. Nations anymore. She died. She did. Maybe she didn't die. Maybe she just moved back to the suburbs. I was confused as to that's right. She got married and had twins better. Do have died. Indeed, Marielle Heller is responsible for that. So is there anything you can point to that's gone, well run up to this era moaning, well, the one thing really went, well, which is that the nominations. This year included a bunch of big pictures pictures that people really like Black Panther star is born bohemian rhapsody. Otherwise known as box office hits. They were just huge. They've made hundreds of millions of dollars and in theory. They give people a rooting interest in the Oscars, and that should improve the viewership, by writes, this should be very well viewed Oscar ceremony, despite all the hassles. That's NPR. Movie critic Bob Mondello, thanks for explaining it to us. It's great to be here. The Los Angeles region was watching something else yesterday. And it didn't come from the screen. It came from the sky a lot of people like Elena shatkin captured it for social media..
"debra granik" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Seventy two hundred is the number to call or text us, by the way, Tom hush producing the show tonight. And we have the von at news desk. So go ahead. Matt tell us make the case for why Spike Lee should win the Academy Award this year. Well, it's a great category. Anyway, this year, I mean for for black klansman for with Spike Lee. But I mean Pablo public hausky called war euros length. The favorite Alphonso. Obviously think he's going to win for Roma. I mean, there's I mean you really can't go wrong except Adam McKay. Vice that's fine. I don't know. That's that's the one weak link. It should be a woman in his place that you'd be Debra Granik for leave. No trace that's who should be for director, Spike Lee. A black director has never won in this category. Ever even when moonlight one even when twelve years of slave won for best picture, they did not win best director. And I mean, but, but it's not just for like, a political social reason. It's a great black klansman is his best narrative feature since twenty fifth hour back in the day that was like two thousand two and it's one of his most important it it takes this historical moments. You know, the seventies this black cop infiltrating, the Ku Klux Klan, very cleverly brilliantly. So much of the real things that happened happened in the movie, so which which is which is makes it better than green book for me, in my opinion. But but then it takes that and puts it right into reality right into now. Right. In is just there's there's an immediacy to the film that is not it doesn't feel safe. It doesn't play safe with history like green button. The help does or I could just go on and on about that think. It's it's not a film you can easily dismiss and feel good about I have to let you sleep. I enjoy I enjoy I think you'll enjoy it Senator when it's one of the ones that has to be on your list before the awards. Yeah. I would just love from to win. I would love to see what that acceptance speech would be. I would just say there's just so much about that. That would make me very Harris. That'll be monumental. Absolutely historic. Absolutely. Right. So that's four best director. So then though, do you for best picture? Do you think it's black klansman or Roma which I think is going to win? I don't know. I'm starting to think less and less than black klansman will probably win this category. I would hate see this is the thing when we talk about editing. Okay. Let's see what's up for editing. We go over here. I mean because it's really important. I mean, the editing really counts in terms of what wins so black Klansman's up reading bohemian rhapsody. Green book, the favourite vice this is the chance for one of those Golden Globe. Best picture winners. Bohemian rhapsody your green book to win picture if it wins editing might win picture. So it's really kind of totally open. I mean green book one the PGA the producers guild award for best picture. So it could have a wins editing and have a much better chance of winning picture. So something that's started. During the telecast, you'll be most, you know, aware of but Rama should win. Should win. I love maths the sort of train of thought that we get. Yeah. I'm just trying to get through the process, and there's some really good animated films this year as well. Yes. I know a lot of people love Spiderman in these spider verse. Yes. And that's gonna win even though I actually have a bed with one of my friends, but I've never make Oscar bets he was like there's no way they're going to give an Oscar to a marvel superhero movie. But I think this is better than any of the marvel cinematic universe films and not just in terms of its inclusivity. But it's just it's a brilliant animated film. I've never seen animation. Like this the mixture of styles the writing is just as ambitious and as fascinating as as the visual. Composition. I mean, it's I mean, they really just knocked out of the park with this movie. So the first major marvel Oscar win LA and not Wes Anderson people love them. Some what's Andrew love, Wes Anderson. I love I love dogs that would have been the front runner, and I feel like he he's gotta get his eventually now I wish she'd won for kingdom personally. Okay. You know, what do you think about because of these screenplays are also part of the? Who wins though? So there are two categories is there's a regional screenplay and adapted screenplay. Yeah. This blows my mind this if we're gonna go into original screenplay, Paul Schrader who wrote taxi driver raging bull last temptation of Christ. He's never been nominated for an kidding never been this. Is this first nomination for first reformed? I would love to see him. When I mean, I reforms up for nothing else. Even hawks for actor. It should be after picture. I know. But that's the thing not enough people probably side. But I mean, it it's one of the years very very best films. I hope he wins. But he probably won't they'll probably go to. I don't know green book. I mean, I guess Greenberg has to get something, right or the favorite. Maybe. I mean, I think one of those two are probably take that home and then adapted screenplay. This is what might happen. Sadly, not sadly. I mean, this could be spike Lee's first Oscar win for adapted screenplay, and I'm thinking was going to be very Jenkins for Beale street, but that got snubbed the picture category. So I think this might. Might be spike Lee's Oscar win. It'll be a screenplay instead of director a lot of ground before we go to the break. I want to say hi to our friend. Trucker Jamie who says he's pulling in. He can hear us in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and he's got a chocolate covered strawberries to give for Valentine's Day. Oh, that sounds delicious straight to hear from you. Jamie. More in a moment on seven twenty WGN. Seven.
"debra granik" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"I or form that's a must see leave. No trace. That's another one. We've actually touched down. I think a while back leave no trace a father and daughter live a per. Perfect but mysterious existence enforce park of beautiful nature. Reserve near Portland Oregon rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to thirties, they're sent to sent on it increasingly Radic journey in search of a place to call their home. Ben, foster, great Thompson MacKenzie and her debut. Great. It's a very real grounded simple movie, but but touching on a scale of like father daughter, and again, it has it has one more raw movies of the year. Yeah. Touches on a lot to touches on that father daughter relationship touches on PTSD of returning veterans touches on a lot of different elements. And I think it's a movie something we talk about a lot in this podcast is how movies use the the absence of sound to be meaningful and this movie mastered. It absolute great job as using ambient noise in nature to and facial expression to convey, meaning where words aren't there? Somebody actually mentioned me like this reminds me of winter's bone. Yeah. Because demographic thing it was Debra Granik first movie since winter's bone. She does great job and her return their mid-nineties. We actually talked to the mid nineties cast awhile back we love mid-nineties. That's another Rome movie that's raw as hell. Also, another movie sent Oakland. There's a lot of movies in Oakland this year and mid-nineties was. It was fun. It was a really good time. There's a monologue that I wanna point out between the Cal. The Kelsey Smith. Yes. I wanna and Sony soldier the main character talking about family, and how everyone has something going on with their family or their friends their relationships that you know, they need an out. That's why they have these this friendship group. They need something to get away from love that mid ninety fun. We always say it's really hard to make a coming of age film without it feeling like Hilo, Phil kids, and like, yeah, he nailed it. They totally nailed it folks folks who to the nineties, and it didn't at any point feel like it was out of touch. It was cool Dayton is debut debut. Ferretti director Jona hills are boy Jona hill. Yep. Two more Paddington to delightful, delightful tro. That's there you do Paddington was the look I was the shit talker extraordinaire for Mr. Paddington bear and beautiful. Yeah. You know? And this is this is a great movie. What's it run to me? It was still at one hundred leave trait leave no traces at one hundred percent Leo traits that one hundred two hundred eighty three reviews is insane. But totally in foster underrated. He's a nice guy only in heaters, and he's very recognized as being a great actor yet still underrated. Yep. Panic twos. Two hundred and twenty honor percent, actually, wait two hundred twenty hundred percent. That means leave no trace exa planet. That's the best way to move rotten tomatoes because that one oh two hundred eight two hundred twenty or thirty eight okay did foster yet nominated best supporting for high water. I feel like that. No, not you know, he definitely didn't know hell or high water is one of my favorite moves. The last twenty years. I've been doing these ranking incredible third act. Just Taylor shared and foster made for each other. We're that weird. I darkness go perfect. Yep. Yep. No, they're Oakland movie in an alternate. Reality of present-day, Oakland, California. Sorry to bother you telemarketer cashes green played by the key. Stanfield awesome finds himself. Also in this one is. Store. What test Thompson, I'm just bad with names finds himself in a universe. Or what why do? They put weird words and synopsis damn you boots Riley discovers the magical key that leads to material glory as Green's career begins to take off his friends and co workers organize a protest against corporate. Oppression cash assume falls under the spell of Steve lift a cocaine starting CO who offers his salary beyond his while streams, there's a lot of crazy shit in here. There's racial commentary. There's commentary on class. There's a whole capital of the whole thing that goes in with like viral videos and viral vents and marketing, it's just this is a it's the craziest fucking movie of twenty eighteen this movie is funky sick..
"debra granik" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Actually couldn't have both been on the list found a a spot for Infinity war, which you know, it's not about rewarding films that do really well the box office. But it did. And it was also was Black Panther. It really had a cultural moment why not just stick them. Both in the list. You know, they're not gonna win situation. They might be waiting game. I am really pleased to see Black Panther get his costume and production design, both of which Donna Shing and were overlooked other ceremony. So I think that's what we really really good news. There are there's a fantastic Sean winning in those categories to be honest. Well, but the endgame thing is really intrigued me that's really treatment ethic next year and games going to sweep the board thirteen Oscars record and the first movie to ever win for best actor best actress best supporting actor best supporting supporting actor best supporting supporting supporting actor based game. Santa's big casts that are going to give lots of. Gauntlets tones always got to be in the running for best thunnus, right? Chris, of course, to Donald thanks for everything to the new more. Fried green, San is at the whistle. Stop cafe. That's also a big year. Films curious case of. Who knows should we go through category by category and just briefly not all the categories. So we start over best live action short. That's go through the best live action short. Of course, Martin. That's fair. All right. That's go. Best director, Spike Lee for black klansman outta McKay. For white president. Feis ski for Cold War phone squad on for Roma on your goals. Lengthy moss for the favorite. That jenkins? But otherwise, it's. Jenkins. I would add some of the women actually who've had amazing years this year Lynne Ramsay. I think did a stunning job Debra Granik for leave. No trace. I think it's a it's a polling that that's been overlooked to the Senate has been they had the chance if people are talking about them like they're being extremely forward thinking and inclusive this year, and that's true an extent but best right to shows. They're still quite a long way to go Ramsey could well be nominated for hard to cripple with a list of. Well, I would quibble with Adam McKay personally. But that's just me. The man had a heart attack to might not fill. He didn't the film saved his life the films done enough for him. All ready. This is spike Lee's first Oscar nomination. It's amazing in the you're right. I mean, it could go to spike just because there is that sense of him. Martin Scorsese where my wrist. We haven't given this to thirty years ago. More More embarrassed embarrassed. gave They it gave to the. it to the well, I know. Argue that actually it is in barricading. They didn't give him a note for do the right thing. And therefore, they might just give him the. Snubbed category. Now people this is not to denigrate in any way, the people have been nominated that say the oldest denominations, but you could easily have formed a category with these six names name's Debra Granik. I'm gonna include Debra Granik, Paul king for Paddington to should be up for every category ever understand. What else go were thinking? They're idiots morons. It was never going to be running. Sadly, but it it should have been just shoot of Hugh Grant should have been. We'll get to them Christopher MacQuarie for mission impossible fallout. I mean, that's an astonishing chief indirection, and that's what this is about. Right. Bart. Layton for American animals to pull together the way, he did it then melding sort of documentary and fiction. Great Lynne Ramsay for. You will never really here. My favorite films last year and boots. Riley presided by the maze didn't say Ryan cooker. What about Bradley Cooper what becouse unrighteous? Okay. So let's stick rank cougar in the list. Honest, Bradley Cooper in the list as well. And then call holding off that's move on very quickly now, then two best animated feature. This is interesting. Ralph breaks the internet Mirai incredible to I love dogs and Spiderman into the spider. I yes, now, the good thing is that this one the producers guild award for animated film, which is traditionally a pretty good, you know, indicator which way the wind is blowing having said that it isn't this year in the best documentary category. The winner there was won't you be my neighbor, and isn't even know meters. The Oscar which is bizarre, but I hope that that gives Spiderman edge because..
"debra granik" Discussed on Filmspotting
"And if you don't know who I'm talking about there. That's fine bear with me here a little bit to build up the suspense a little this question. Obviously inspired by the fact that there were no women nominated for best director this year. And the woman did not direct any of the films that got nominated ultimately for best picture. And this is unfortunate when you consider that khloe gel made one of the best films of the year in the writer Mariel Hellers, can you ever forgive me was in my top ten in a lot of people's top ten Debra Granik in my top twenty for leave. No trace could have been higher. Got a lot of acclaim did win some awards in your top ten. She was overlooked Lynne Ramsay for you. Ever really here. Timor Jenkins for private life plenty of options they were there that category. And it just didn't happen, unfortunately. And I think we might get one or two this year based on just an early glance of what's coming out. I'll get to those titles, but I just a few others. I'm gonna throw out Jennifer Kent, making her follow up to the baba book, the Nightingale we've already talked about cleared unease highlife, here's one that wasn't on my radar at all until I started preparing for this show. Andrea Berle off directing movie called the kitchen, which comes out September twenty seem similar in some ways to widows it stars. Elizabeth moss, Tiffany haddish and Melissa McCarthy as sort of wanna be criminals they're forced to take over their husbands mob empire in New York. It set in the seventies and Berl off previously wrote the movie World Trade Center and also straight outta Compton. So she's making her directing debut with this film Mahjan who did Persepolis has movie called radioactive coming out. Starring on you, Taylor joy. Rosamund pike and the great Simon Russell Beale from the death of Stalin. It's a movie about Marie Curie and her husband Pierre de Reese did mudbound. A few years ago has a new film coming out the last thing he wanted based on a Joan Diddy novel and Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe star. And that's those are all potential contenders..
"debra granik" Discussed on WGN Radio
"So it'll be that floppy stuff too. Yeah. So tell us what what what jumped out at you for the independent spirit awards jumped out at me. First of all was that the spirit awards realized that women made movies is great. I mean, we keep talking about can you ever? Forgive me. That's Marielle Heller. We should mention the director. She was not nominated the Oscars, but her films, certainly have many things and she's one of the best filmmakers working right now. And for best director. I'll just say, okay. So three of the five directors nominated the spirit awards are women. Debra Granik for leave. No trace that was one of my favorite films tamra Jenkins for private life and Lynne Ramsay for. You're never really here. And it was just really nice. They're nine alongside Barry Jenkins for if Beale street could talk and Paul Schrader for first reformed and other my favorite films the year. So I just I think overall just a much stronger assemblage, I don't personally for me. And you were saying these Academy Awards are cabbie ward weekend. So it's on the twenty third. Saturday right before the Sunday. So it's February twenty six so you can have your your your your checklist. And then you also have your prepare for the elections and see what who you're gonna vote for. I know it's boom, boom, boom spirit awards Oscars elections. Yes. I mean about and best feature my favorite film. The eighth grade. That's up for best feature along with first reformed. If Beale street could talk I keep forgetting that doesn't have a best picture nomination. The Oscars about a dozen leave. No trace, and you're never really here. Yeah. So I mean, there's a lot of really good. And then this film called the tail this people keep not seeing this as a film, but it was it premiered at Sundance, but HBO is really the one that's been distributing it. So you can see on there. But it's by Jennifer, FOX incredible movie. Laura Dern the star of it. You should check this out. Laura Dern, it's incredible. And it's the filmmakers going back to this relationship. She had as young girl this much older, man. And she starts realize my gosh, this guy took advantage of me. And I wasn't aware of it until I was in my middle age like looking back on things, and it just shows how you know, the the the human mind the way we try to contextualized trauma. It's a very complex thing. Sometimes it'll take decades fairly start dealing with it. But it's a filmmaker is about her life. She's actually grappling with it an inviting you to be part of the journey, and it's incredible detail. Tale is forced me to watch the tape. Laura Dern love can't miss. Let me let me interrupt this conversation to welcome to the conversation. One of our favorite listeners. It's trucker ridge. Hey, Patty, how you guys doing tonight? Very well. How's it where you are? I take off my start out by thirty nine. West of Chicago there. It was sloppy snow covered with real big wet snowflakes sawed eighty eight. Fifty five or doesn't get in by a world. Eric. Uh? Split. It just turned into rain, and it's just been posted speed limit ever since I'm over by sixty five and Indiana and also. Sean about thirty six degrees and a Hammam so badly. Are you worried going cold? It'll be a nice day. I was gonna say if it gets colder, then you have to worry about that ice, those icy roads and black is in particular. I'm guessing for you allow the problems that are the hesitant drivers. Is that continue to be is that one of the issues you have? What was that? I missed that. I'm hesitant drivers. You know, the folks who kinda like, oh, maybe realize they're overestimating their abilities to handle the weather, and then make choices that might put you in danger. I always leave a little bit of actual mom like my wife says I drive like a grandpa. Got enough miles under my belt. I haven't well. I'm not gonna say the word. I haven't had an accident. Over thirty five years, and that one wasn't my fault. So that at all, I just take my time. Best direct record. Yeah. I got juice aims you'll never fly faster than your guardian angel can fly. Get their billion times by going. Folderols? It takes is one time try to get there too fast. So at all. A rich. I have an announcement to make that I found out earlier today. I don't know that if you if you are on social media at all, but Dr dingman is going to be in the area on on Valentine's Day. I don't know if that's something you'll be able to do, but he's going to be at the comedy shrine in Aurora on Valentine's Day, and I'll be appearing with him that night. Support that a weekday or Thursday. I'm sorry. It's a Thursday. I know. I'll tell you. I'll try and get some video of that as well concern that he'll have. All right. And. Hi. Yep. Story with Dr digman. That's right. And he'll be now I booked him today since he's doing his appearance. He asked to be booked on show for next Wednesday for sure so he's in the books. I can I can take a photo and show you that. I wrote them down. Oh, I totally trust. You. You're my co driver. So I gotta trust you. I will. I appreciate that. I I'll try I'll tell you do my best, sir. Okay. You take care. And if you're worried about you, you've always asked about like Bassim talks when the war, spray and stuff. Yeah. In the wintertime, you'll want it to be spraying if they're spray. That means there's noise, right? That's true. It's mushy that makes sense. Look, look, shiny. And there's no little water coming up for tires from cars or trucks around you. Then that might be ice. So be careful. Well, thank you so much. I'm going to try to keep it on the road and keep listening to you. Appreciate that. We will talk to you later took rich. We were talking earlier about Sam Elliott and the three one two says as a huge Sam Elliott fan. I just wanted to weigh in Patty that you must must watch last year's movie hero starring Sam. He also an has an interesting movie coming out in a couple of weeks called the man who killed Hitler. And then killed Big Ben the big foot, wait a minute way. Big like like the Batman th that's all one title. That's the whole title. So it could just be a big gimmick. But I mean, how can you resist a film of that title in San Elliott starring I don't think you should know. I don't think it's I don't think humanly possible Tom Izzo. You're familiar with this. I'm just so in on this like, that's that's put all your chips on the man who killed Hitler. And then the big foot big foot. Big of that before we go to the break. I do want to say we haven't had a chance to to revisit this conversation. Because Elliott Toronto has not joined us now Elliott Serrano got no argument with sue the t Rex from the museum of the field museum. Oh, yeah. No argument with the t t Rex because sue contends that Indiana Jones was not a good archaeologist that he was just a grave robber and didn't kill Hitler. When he had a chance. Interesting. So even thought of it that way, there's a whole thread between Elliot and see the t Rex and actually then he came on the air. And and she did not engage. I don't know if the. Perhaps just the the the Twitter is the her place of of communication, but Indiana Jones. He's just Marvin museum curator. That's this blog. Museum. That's it. That's a good point. Yeah. He's very good at avoiding poisonous darts and rolling boulders. I guess absolutely. And he should have stayed with Karen Allen from the first my half degree with them. I have been a recurring character and all the movie as a kid who up as brunette and boys always like the blondes when the temple of doom came, and I'm like, really, I know I was so bummed because it will cause Karen Allen was kind of a tomboy too. I know she's so passing. Yeah. So poor Kate Capshaw sale that horrible role but Spielberg Lecter well enough to marry her. They're still together. So the happy ending offscreen, Amy Irving the brunette. I love Amy K before we again. Okay. One more thing. Because now have you ever seen the movie crossing Delancey? Now, this is I think you I want I wonder if you so my husband when when we started dating there were like movies that I was required to watch kind of every couple has. Yeah. I don't know. I didn't have any for him. I would have to ask him. If I if there are any that I made him watch. But crossing Delancey was one of them. It is it's a really sweet movie. It's Paul and Amy Irving. Oh, yeah. And Amy Irving say her mother plays like, I'm Jewish matchmaker. So it's it's it's a sweet little movie you have to see thirteen conversations about one thing. Okay. Starring Amy Irving and Alan Arkin to hear people fence around my favorite movies. All right done. Yes. Okay. Then here's another one. Yes. Also, my husband apparently big Paul Rieger fan. Which is local hero with Burt. Lancaster? Oh, yes. I think I might have seen this one by the way, Paul by the way, speaking. Because I think it takes place in either Wales or Scotland Tom programming note for tomorrow night. I probably need to let engineering know this. I think we're gonna have a Scottish pipe band. Studio O tuning in. But we don't need the performance base. But we probably need to set up a couple of microphones for them. Right. Yes. Okay. So let's let's Email somebody 'cause I just found out today. We're gonna have some folks in talk about Robert burns, and how we can raise a toast Rabbie burns. So we've got the piping Bantu beds. Incredible. Let's take a break here. And and we will round out the evening with a I'm trying to say, Tom. What do you think? Do you want to do? Tell me something good or what we meant to get to some of these stories. I feel like tonight's a T V what I meant to get to. Yeah. We'll talk some of these stories stories. All right where we come back on seven twenty WGN. Bozeman.
"debra granik" Discussed on KPCC
"I think maybe having elites up at Ezio in there too is a site of younger more diverse. You know, as best actress younger more diverse members, and you know, having publ public house-key in there as opposed to Bradley Cooper. I think the Cold War Cold War. I think there's a there's some definite signs that we have a different academy now. But even if we look more closely at say, the directing raise there's not a woman among the director nominees, and if you look at the actor actress supporting actor supporting actress race in every category, there is a person of color, but it doesn't feel like great strides are being made you talked about y'all Lita ratio from Roma Regina king from veal streak could talk was nominated. But the film itself was not for best picture. So where do you see the shortcomings from your perspective in the nominations about? How the academy still has some work to be done at recognizing a broader. Spectrum of filmmaking. Definitely there's some still work to be done. And you're right. It's almost could feel these are all worthy performances the one person of color in each category. But we certainly needed more Michael Jordan, for instance, and Black Panther John given Washington would have been worthy. So you know, there's some other folks in there too. And I think that Debra Granik for driving leave no trace should have been in there. Tamra Jenkins for private life should have also been in there. There's some definite omissions there. It's still a white male dominated. List of nominees is still white male dominated academy, and that's changing, but not fast enough quadriplegic is the president of the L A film critics association, you will hear very often as a film critic on air talk. Claudia great to see you. Thanks for coming in. Thank you for having me..
"debra granik" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"That Koran is definitely the one to beat and he probably almost assuredly will win, but I would say of the five nominated invest director, which is Ron Spike Lee yoga's length for the favorite puzzle public housekeeper Cold War and adamant came for vice that Spike Lee would be number two. Look, this is what you're going to hear. I think because they're talking about it internally already. There has never been a black best director winner. And so I think you can certainly make the case for Afonso Koran for the just sheer achievement of Roma. And but I think you can make a case for Spike Lee for the achievement of black klansman, plus a career that has been I think. You know, a overlooked in certain ways by the academy and really as a historic award. So I don't think we've we've started even thinking about that yet. And you know, it could easily also not happen for a million reasons. But I think that spike should absolutely not be counted out. I think he has a real chance in that category. Yeah. And I think also, you know, something that people have noted with some frustration today is that the best direction categories all men, despite some, you know, very worthy female directors in Debra Granik for leave no trace or Marielle Heller for can you ever? Forgive me that giving the words like Lee Koran already house one would sort of at least maybe cushion that injustice some because it would kind of right another wrong. So I don't again, I think that we think about these things differently than, you know, your average academy member, but I could see that narrative sort of coalesce. They're gonna make a run on it. And and you know, it's interesting that Peter Farrelly did not come in director. It's interesting that Bradley Cooper did not come in and director or editing. Chris. Rosen our friend who's now the editor at TV guide, but a famed Oscar prognosticator who also sometimes has crazy ideas. But today he was saying wait a minute is black klansman actually, the the best picture front runner. I mean, it's very unclear who the best picture front runner is right now. And that's as crazy about today. Yeah. I mean, Roma in the favorite lead with ten, but Roma, you know, did not all of them kind of miss some things except for black clansmen has has all the nominations..
"debra granik" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"It's the only chase scene in a movie where like it's realistic where they're winded after like seventeen secondary fronts on. Yes. What it would look like if these two people actually had to chase it also that's very true, and the movie also this is now podcast about destroy the movie also. Considers the fact that like if you got kicked and punched a lot you'd be really hurt like which most these kind of ignored. I was so worried about her like joints for most of. These look like they really are aching right now. Anyway, everyone watched destroy we're going to get her a nomination with this conversation. Do you want to say really quickly? Nicole Kidman is having a hell of a year at the box office. Speaking of controversies, not touching people like the upside. Which is the Kevin Hart a bright Kristen film, like did did huge numbers of the box office. Despite all of the Kevin Hart controversy in conversation that that's been going on call Kim's in that movie and the upside ups like upset aquaman, which is called Kidman's also in so like great job at the box office. Nicole Kidman, you're doing it. You really doing it? All right. Let's do director. I will you know, I guess I'll plant my flag. I'm gonna say you're just want them us. I'm going to put their you'll be shocked if he doesn't get nominated. I'll be shocked if you're goes doesn't get nominated. What do you think? I would save Spike Lee. I think this is his year. I think that Jon David Washington's probably going to get an actor nomination. I think it'll get a best picture nomination. So I would be I think that would be a glaring omission. If they were to not recognize him as well, Mike, this is obvious. But my Monaco would pop right out of my skull. If Alphonso Koran didn't win win. I I am very strong krone wins the director Oscar believer. Yeah. To get to the other side of this something that we've been talking about a little bit around the offices. The fact that like berry, Jake, it's Damian Chazelle who were like these monoliths of of the Oscar season a couple of years ago like how these big award friendly movies. And it hasn't been quite necessarily their year in the same way. So I am going to let go of Barry Jenkins getting nominated for if we could talk who are you going to let go of Richard. I don't know a lady Debra Granik, Marielle Heller both who've been on this podcast. Go back. Listen to their great interviews. Not not great because I did them. But because there, but yeah, I think I think I think that maybe there was a chance that Marielle Heller would get in because people seem to really let the into Kenya over forgive me. But I'm giving up that that that ghost? I got Ryan Kugler for me. Oh, yeah..
"debra granik" Discussed on KPCC
"The favourite nominated for fourteen critics choice awards including original screenplay cinematography acting on Somboon director and best picture of the year award. Eligible in all categories. Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn. It's pretty easy to see awards season in Hollywood as a self-indulgent reason for the industry to get dressed up and congratulate itself, but it's the past years have shown the public platform of these events can highlight some real socio political issues the Oscar so white campaign started by the cultural critic, April rain furthered a public conversation about representation and at last year's Golden Globes activists for women's rights accompanied actresses on the red carpet this week the members of the academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences began voting on what movies to nominate for this year's Oscars. So to get a read on what narratives this award season has I sat down with Kyle Buchanan of the New York Times. I really believe since they've expanded that best picture category. Pass five nominees. You get a fantastic. Look at the air. You know, you have to the superhero film Black Panther. You have the Netflix. Film Rome, you have movies, by Spike Lee, you have bohemian rhapsody, which is almost certainly going to set off a wave of music bio-pic imitators, and yet you can also tell you something about that year, generally, not not just the movie year and not just the pop culture, but the year, and I do feel that when we have conversations about movies like green book and bohemian rhapsody about screen representation is reflecting how we feel about ourselves and how we feel represented or not by the world by politics by the systems, the governess, and the other thing that I think is worth noting too. Is that sometimes movies can benefit or be derailed by things that happen outside of the film itself. And that really seems to be happening right now around green book there was a complaint by a niece of Don Shirley about whether or not the film was accurate or whether or not it depicted her uncle in a favorable light. And now there's been more stuff. That has come out about the co screenwriter the film that feels to me could be potentially fatal. Yeah. So I if people aren't familiar green book, it's with Vigo Mortenson Mahershala Ali, it is a fact based movie sort of a reverse driving mistake. You know, John was saying that some some stuff has come to light yet. But the the son of the subject of the film who co wrote the screenplay he had a tweet. He was tweeting out Donald Trump about Muslims and nine eleven. In a way that is ironic that when you realize marshal Ali who is so fantastic in that film is Muslim himself. It's not just ironic. It's wrong because he was saying that Muslims were applauding nine eleven which is factually untrue. And also Peter fairly the director of the film. People were circulating recirculating an old interview with him where he talked about exposing himself to Cameron Diaz to other people in the industry as a joke framed as a joke, but something that he said he's done hundreds of times, which you know, was not as well received as a joke. Let's say right now given everything going on in the world. Let's talk about where we are in the calendar nomination voting for the Academy Awards opened on January seventh at closes on Monday. January fourteenth nominations come out on January twenty second the Motion Picture Arts and sciences. Thanks to a very aggressive campaign to diversify grow. The membership is now more than nine thousand members. But if you look at the other guilds that have made their nominations so far the producers guild of America, the writers guild of America, the directors guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild after there's more than a boaters represented in those picks, and those voters what do those guilds tell us now about the kinds of movies that seem to be connecting and on the on the worst part of that equation, the movies that you, and I might love that don't seem to be well, they paint a rosy picture for a few movies. A star is born and black clansmen both have popped up at just about every single guilt. I think actually every single guilt that they're able to films like Roma advice are also doing. Well, something that surprises me though, John is that Black Panther. And immediately iconic film, probably the most landmark film released this year and a critically. Well, reviewed one the third. Biggest movie domestically of all time Bill. Million dollar grocer. While it is in the Oscar race. It's not doing that sort of gang busters business that I might have expected from the precursors and the one that's often left out that surprises me is the director. Ryan Kugler truly like can't think of more promising young director. He's thirty two has directed three films fruitvale station creed and Black Panther. That is an arc that is incredible indelible on refutable and for him not to necessarily be picking up. The best director accolades from groups like the DJ or even the Golden Globes is surprising to me. And I don't know what people are waiting for. Are they waiting for him to make his next movie? And then, you know, they'll they'll add, you know, his his chips from Black Panther. Tha that bid instead, why would you not do it? Now when you have in front of you this incredibly promising young man whose made one of the biggest films of all time. And if you look. At the selections for the directors guild of America that not only did feature. But also, I feature not a woman among the ten nominees. Yeah. Not a woman among them. I mean, this is obviously a topic that we talk about all the time not just on the frame. But but fortunately, we're starting to have this conversation in many more places in the media and public the studios are having them. And yet John man progress can feel so slow at times, I was looking at how many female directed movies are coming out this summer from big studios, and there are maybe fewer than three. Yeah. And I can think of a couple really good movies. That were directed by women this past year. I would put KARN Kasama destroyer movie. I really liked Marielle Hellers can you ever forgive me? I don't know what you would add to that. I mean, my two favorite movies of two thousand eighteen were Debra Granik. Leave no trace and chloe's. How's the writer that I mean even talking about these movies? I was watching someone watched the writer on the plane recently watching over there Solta. I started crying just watching them watch..
"debra granik" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"There were then to be. Tv critic now just seems like pure sisyphean exhaustion at all times. And and I got the sense from a lot of the contributors to TV club, including willa that there's a real sense of burnout at what you were saying sort of the the be plus phenomenon of there being so many stories that are pretty good. And it's so hard to keep up with all of them. I mean that that element of movies, whether it's experienced in a theater or or at home or wherever the element that are just one in done. They tell a story. And then they're over is something that I treasure. And I think it makes them easier to share in a way. I mean, that's something that movie club is about right? We're passing these movies around and sort of holding them up to the light at different angles and looking at them in a way, that's really hard to do with a huge serialized narrative that that might not be over yet. That hasn't hasn't yet said the thing that it has to say or to listen, it's twenty one posts of three or four really great of film. Critical minds. You know, hashing it out all the byways and subtle. As of a year in film, nonetheless, I'd like to reduce this down as crudely as possible to favorite movie the year round the horn. Julia Turner, go. You can't ask me. I Dana Stevens favorite movie few Europe too late. You said he didn't want it up throwing the ball to the other part of the ward data, Steve it's favorite movie, the your go. Okay. As you know, I'm in non rancor. So I'm not giving you just one title. My god. I'm gonna say I mean, I'm gonna say Roma, but since Roma is such a common answer. And we just talked about it. And everybody knows that Roma is wonderful on a masterpiece in it. Arguably is very aware perhaps too much though of its own masterpiece. Nece I am also throwing in can you ever? Forgive me, which I think is a much more low key. But absolutely perfect character study that has nothing wrong with it. Basically, it has an unbelievably great script all of the casting and acting is fantastic. And it's a movie that many fewer people are likely to see and hear about and and see grandiosely trumpeted on the top of movie lists. So I'm gonna say Roma for your big art movie, and can you ever forgive me for your small, beautiful and forgettable? Character study joy Turner. Because I feel so stuck. I think I will play the type here and say Black Panther loved Black Panther kind of a revelation to see that form turned into something so much more than what we have seen in other contexts, and then Tully just to stick it in your both of your cross because I actually really really was in credible. And I thought the twist ending totally worked. Get your cross ready because I have two answers since we're all coming up with a couple leave. No trace the Debra Granik movie. On my top ten list. And now, you ready or your cross ready? I guess a.
"debra granik" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Your mind when you undergo reading experience just does get stomped by seeing real human bodies. Embody those characters. So my vision would be if you believe the book likely to be a reading experience that you want to have unsullied by other people's visual conceptions, try to read the book. I, but otherwise don't assume you always have to read the book, I and make the judgment about how much you are liable to enjoy a particular book, for example, I had not thought that we will probably discuss the adaptation of Atlanta Ferranti that's coming get ready for four hours of Italian language television. But that's gonna hasten me to read books three and four which I've sort of been saving because I find the reading experiences so pleasurable intense, but also kind of bitter and dour so we'll try to get those read before that comes out because I would like to inhabit that world on with my souffle, unspoilt, thi-, whatever images are conjured. I mean, I think that goes back to what I was book. I. I think what Julie just said goes back to what I was saying about a great literature being very difficult to film, and maybe unfilmable, right? There's never been a great film of Moby Dick, and there's never been a great film of weathering heights, or maybe any of the Bronte novels. I think in all of those cases, I it wouldn't necessarily be read the book I but just don't die without having read the book. Whereas it's perfectly fine to kick the bucket without having seen the movie. And so, yeah, I guess if somebody came to me, some young supplicant film student came in sat at my knee and said, should I read the book? I I would be more likely to say, yes, if it was a great book and a great work of art. But then when I think about myself as a critic, and I when I'm reviewing at at patients, can I always read the book movies based on. No, usually not. But what are the occasions when I do it's not when it's a great novel necessarily, in fact, it's not usually that. It's usually when it's a culturally significant novel like I read twilight the first of the twilight books before seeing the first of the movies. I could only make it through that first book, I can only take so much. For my by art. But if it's something like, fifty shades of grey or one of those books that was a huge phenomenon where you know that everybody going into the movie good or bad. Everybody is going to have read that book, maybe with their book club. And it's going to have some opinion about it. Then it seems important to have have that behind you. But then I think for example of the Harry Potter movies several of which I saw and reviewed whichever ones came out when I was a movie critic, I saw them, and I reviewed them, and I had not read the Harry Potter books. And I now realize that that was bad critical practice. You know, I waited until I had a kid and I'm glad I did because it was an utter joy reading Harry Potter books with her. But that's a case where those are really adept -tations. They're all about fans service and about making people who already love the books. Happy with the representation on screen. I think the films in general do an excellent job at that. But I wasn't really qualified to assess them I don't think in that case without knowing about the body of literature that was behind them. All right. I think we've we've grappled with this topic in a way that I hope has. Made Scott Smith satisfied, and perhaps some other listeners as well. And I would just finally say on the subject of twilight that puts in mind one thought I had about leave no trace, which is imagine. If Debra Granik had made twilight with Thomason MacKenzie as Mela like the actual pale frizzy haired awkward girl of the northwest as opposed to the like pouting rockstar of Kristen Stewart, actually increases towards kind of fun and those movies, but let all my God. Kristen Stewart makes those move. I know I know, but I just this the the the actual the delightful actual gray slash gawky -ness of the teenager in leave no trace as compared to like, quote, unquote, gawky. As so beautiful and all right enough. Just we'll just go watch leave. No trace. Thank you so much for being a member of flake plus in listening to this bonus segment of our show..
Golden Globes nominations and the Oscars find a host...for now
"KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox, Lux, twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste a pop megastar grappling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me is Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt we have the Golden Globes nominations out today, and I cannot discuss the Golden Globes without once again, noting what the heck are the Golden Globes. I mean, this is a group of foreign press people, and they are not a big group about ninety. I think is how many there are and they have managed, you know, kudos to them to create this gigantic deal around a bunch of reporters, some of them who I think are not even fulltime reporters may not have been published for awhile anywhere that you've even heard of. But whatever they've made it into this huge deal this huge telecast. And even though it has no connection to the academy whatsoever. It is. Deemed to have influence, so I guess we have to talk about. Yeah. And the fact of the matter is the Globes do matter they're an awards body that starts off the season their their nominations are in play during the very important holiday movie going seasons. So they can be influential on box office, and they are an indicator of the Oscar nominations, and I think this year the big winner from the globe. It's gotta be vice the Dick Cheney movie from Adam McKay, which has six nominations to lead the field. Yeah. I mean vices people thought that Christian bale would be nominated for playing Dick Cheney. But I don't think it had been seen in the best picture category. I don't know if it truly influences, but maybe on some unconscious level this attention does influence, so I'll let you have that point. Again. There are some changes. I do think that the Hollywood Foreign Press has tried to do better. There has been a wrap in the past that they snub movies with African American cats that did not happen this year movies that are in the mix. This year are black klansman. From Spike Lee, Black Panther. Of course, the marvel movie, and if Beale street could talk which is based on James Baldwin story. So those movies are in and that's better one thing that has not gotten better. And this was pointed out last year by Natalie Portman and announcing the nominations no women nominees again in the director category. That is unfortunate. I don't think the Academy Awards nominations will likely have any female directors. Either least how it's playing out right now Tamara Jenkins is sort of in the race for the fertility drama private life that she directed for net. Flicks. There is Debra Granik has leave no trace, but that's considered a smaller movie, and Marielle Heller has can you ever forgive me, which is getting more notice for Melissa McCarthy's performance, and she was nominated today as well. Yeah. Of course, there's khloe show with the writer, which just wanna Critics Award in New York. So that I think might be on the academy's potentially. It's a small. Movie, but potentially on the kademi threat. Our TV is where the most controversy happens, you know, things like succession overlooked, which is a very well regarded HBO series, and you know, certain things that don't seem to make sense, but I'm just going to pivot away from that for second to talk briefly about the Academy Awards after a long delay. The academy has come up with a host or ABC for the ABC telecast, Kevin Hart instantly, there are issues on the internet because of homophobic jokes that Kevin Hart had tweeted unfortunate. But it's a very tough job the academy to find a host. And it looks like they may have overlooked something here. Yeah, he certainly popular and has a lot of movies that people love. So we'll see when that they stay with them. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's Melanie editorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown KCRW sponsors include neon presenting vox Lux at twenty-first-century portrait of Celeste. A pop megastar grab. Alling with a tragic past starring Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman and Academy Award nominee, Jude law academy eligible in all categories opens Friday, this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join.