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"dennis lehane" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Clouds in Boston. October is Subaru Loves pets Month. Details at Subaru of New England dot com. 5 25 in time for the W. B C book Club, where the W B Z Book Club I'm Jordan Rich Boston is a great city for all kinds of reasons. The culture, the food, the sports and the writers. For those of you who have not yet set out on a Boston centric reading binge. Here are the three you need to start with first off the great Robert Parker Raider of Spencer and Jesse Stone, among others. Books like now and then $100 baby, Sudden mischief. And the terrific news is that a new writer ace Atkins for the last several years has taken over the mantle from the late Robert Parker and his writing Some of standing Spencer books. Second author You have to know About, Of course, is George V. Higgins, most famous for Diggers Game and the Friends of Eddie Coyle, tough, gritty novels about regular guys who wind up in trouble with the law. The third writer, of course, is Dennis Lehane, still cranking out great novels and writing for TV, but whether it's gone baby gone Stick River or Shutter Island from Gothic psychological horror, Too hard boiled present day Boston crime fiction. In my estimation, there's none better than Dennis Lehane. There you go. Three Boston originals Enjoy the book Club Visi Boston's news radio. With movie theaters in New York State Still shut down because of Corona virus concerns. One multi plex in Times Square is using its marquee to troll. Governor Cuomo message being displayed at the Regal Walk on West 42nd Street reads. 48 States have reopened theater safely. Why not? New York Governor Cuomo Hashtag reopen our cinemas and why back in August, the governor had said Theatres would be coming back soon, but some two months later, that's still not the case, despite other businesses, such as Jim's giving the green light. The New York Post reports that revenue for Regal's parent company, Cinna World Group is down 67 per Sent David Folk Thomas, NBC News Radio New York An Ivy League school takes another step to right some wrongs in the university is naming one of its residential colleges for a black woman alone. Melody Hobson, the philanthropist and businesswoman, Hobson College was once named for Woodrow Wilson, the former president and one time president of Princeton. Hobson hopes her name will help a race Wilson's racist legacy. I was most compound by the symbolism. A black woman replacing the name of someone who did not have supported my mission Three years ago, Hobson says she wants all students who entered the building to feel like they belong. Steve Cave and.
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"So it's a book title So maybe he just got really into this series by Dennis Lehane. Do you think you're listening to the audio book. And the narrator has an accent and so he was quoting him yeah. I don't know why that was the voice the other comment. I had about the motivational stuff. I think it's a good reminder. No matter how much we put people about on pedestal no matter how old you are how important you are. You can always be motivated. My favorite workout videos. This hip hop dance Zuma video and at the end. Workout Guy. Tells you to your tells you that you are amazing and you are so great and I love it because he tells me that. I've amazing the thank you. Zoom dance workout man. You Belong Zuma you belong in your living room being uncoordinated so I'm okay with it so boaty also mentioned right after Jeff says this. All the winners drink with one possible exception. Tyson is Mormon. He doesn't drink it Tyson. Just stand still and watch everyone else drink and throw their garbage into the ocean. I don't know that's a good question. I now want to go back and look. Bbc Had Non Alcoholic Alternatives for him. Is there anyone else in a this season? That doesn't drink because also by the way no way that one bottle of champagne okay is gonNA fill all of those glasses not the little small on the champagne. I think it's because everyone's so concentrated on like if there was an advantage at the bottom of the glass or something so like barely got a taste in but yeah I can imagine that maybe there was a show bottle and then like a bunch of actual bottles. They would use support the champagne. You think. That's the same as the gene pizza like they have show pizzas and unreal pizzas like the pizzas that sit out under the sun for hours while they're competing. Because I could imagine like. I don't know how long that ice bucket was sitting out but I can imagine it's Pretty. Well meant well melted by the time. Jeff brought around though he did pop the court. So maybe there was just like a one in place for him to pop and they cut and they said okay. Let's bringing the actual bottles from craft services. We can pour you a little bit except for Tyson. Maybe there's a will wall thing where they gave him milk instead of champagne delivered by drone exactly like all right everyone drink up Tyson. You drink your milk as well. Here's a toast to survivor..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Of himself with model area so up what do you think the grand Marshall of the parade I think Michael ball that's as Jack sparrow in total I work yes hard rock on Friday do you know who Michael all the news you know Michael yes my mom listens to my that sounds about right in the card back in the day he was huge when I was growing up he was really is is it get any so bad that he it's the unique voice there was a Vegas residency yeah I think it did yeah who else do we have when it comes to music that really stands out to Kristofferson also all your mom's favorite I'm sure is sold out he's over at the capital fear on Sunday log that's a lot early to which the just he's got a lot you know star is born he was the original star is born with Barbra Streisand back in the original movie and then Tracy Lawrence is in town to is a lot of concerts going on stall our country music hitmaker there yeah he's he's for country music terrace he's one of the favorites there he's gonna be fired at the Dallas ball what about this Whitney Houston event I have the Belinda Davis a tribute show it apparently I her she's got this amazing vocals it's a live band Korea choreographed the answers to what you think it would I think that's a big lift if you're gonna try to yeah Hey Whitney Houston's voice now we say on the on the singing shows on TV don't don't do anything else now yeah that's that's a hard one to to to make web applications wow that is you can mail it I'm so that's a heck yeah show but you're gonna get right because when you send out one of our best moments here in the Tampa Bay area when she sang the national anthem for the Superbowl we're talking to Tampa Bay times entertainment events reporter Sharon wind our weekend events feature and when it comes to comedy I mean you really can't get bigger said a names and Steve Martin and Martin short come and tap into Martin's they were here a couple years ago and they're still touring yeah but they do the Netflix special on this tour you can kind of get a flavor of it they called an evening you will never forget for the rest of your life and they're going to be a rather hall on Friday these comics we have a long friendship so you know Steve Martin is actually a very good musician he has a bluegrass band to play banjo and Chris Martin short you know I'm a big fan of Martin short Martin short cracks me up yes the others will friendly back and forth that kind of repertoire this does really fun to see and that's got over repair hall on Friday and then Russell Peters is going to be in town he he can sell out worldwide he he's a Canadian like super star is the one ending Peabody he he is going to be Friday and Saturday the improv and I mean he he goes to London and sell that goes around the world so that he's either which he's of really big deal and Kanye circles who rose up through social media himself which I think is really interesting but he's he's now one of the established one the golden girls show your mom today it's she loves my roles yeah this would be fine my mom loves the golden girls and and I I don't know if she wants me to say this on on the air but she's actually going on a golden girls crew if you can believe I I don't know they dress up like the gold I I know I mean it's very it's very near but this is he wanted only one matlab high now you can have a reunion of a puppet and so the public parity at the strap on Sunday in so you can kind of revel in the camp they're even actually Meister the stress is having a diva brunch with miss Magee with I think one of the drag queens there and it's it's a little if they're having a golden girls strike diva branch the golden girls drag diva brown trying when what what day is this again Sunday and I got I got a ton of a busy yeah exactly that's exactly right but let's talk about the come quite festival what is this all about because it's such a big deal I keep seeing all these stories are very quirky thing Dade city it's been gone for twenty some years now also floor that tiny little citrus fruit that you can eat with the actual appeal is sleep the whole thing it gives a very sour and but they have all these people make highs and other products but also of an old fashioned in the farmers market and car show and kids activities and it's Saturday in a historic downtown Dade city I don't think I've ever had to come close I don't think I don't either I have and I I've also been told the called calamine and they're like these little tiny the video are tiny versions of oranges but they're so sour that you you don't feel at all the peel sweet so it's good it's okay it's not okay are the art festival battle this is it but yet guard battle that fell as at that it's one of the better art festivals of the year really they they organize some of the best artists even get every year they try that kind of shake it up they'll have some there's always new artists on the scene as and current ones it was interesting that Sunday and Monday Saturday night is when they have kind of doesn't take up a cocktail reception but it's free open to the public ten to five Sunday and Monday in on Monday in addition to the arts festival to having a little free performance of a scene from wrote the Reagan resented which is free fall theaters new show eleven AM you can see a little bit of that of that play which I'm hearing great things about it's about one of the founders of Motown into one thing that is a great little place I'd be interested to do a little take out of that we're doing are we gonna men's feature with Tampa Bay times entertainment events reporter Sharon when he can follow on Twitter sharing K. W. and Lee Kenneth city carnival one of the smallest towns in Pinellas county is going up on a one square mile and there is a now closed Kmart parking lot on sixty six street that they are using to set up a whole carnival with midway rides water food and games and it's running today through Sunday and your free admission and dollar fifty her right tickets I take three four tickets to get onto a ride and they have some you know all you want to do right past you know wrist bands of stuff and yeah we got a little old fashioned fun there and kind of city and I wanna make sure we get to this exhibit at the floor Holocaust museum because this yeah gonna be something everybody should check out this is the fourth of August museum in St Petersburg starting Saturday but it's run for a whole year to get some time to check it out it's the end Frank museum but the S. Frank exhibit but they're kind of doing in a modern way it's called let me be myself the life story and Frank and the current issues of identity exclusion and discrimination is also a virtual reality component of this but you oculus studio servicing that allows visitors to travel back in time to end Frank hiding place that's really scary yeah right exhibit has her story she was born in twenty nine after her death in the Bergen Belsen concentration camp under forty five to exhibit panels you know has images and text around the world she grew up in persecution of the Jews the rise of second World War I also should mention that on Monday if Holocaust Remembrance Day and museum has free admission that data market facts well that's yeah so it's a great museum there and that hasn't here's Burt yeah that's gonna be a fascinating exhibit there's some authors who are going to be in town this week I DO Dennis Lehane wrote mystic river that movie was that was that great movie well Haynes spent this far you're disappears work if you work at a social worker and that's where he got some of his story ideas that can begin as novels of sorts on the sick rivers came from and he's from Boston nobody else comes back of a lot to Eckerd college he is a visiting professor there these are the single writers in paradise people pay a lot actually come and learn to write their novels and poems that's cool at the feet of really good writers so we've always really good writers in town for that and as a result they're also doing free readings and signings other books some of the better known writers there Friday let's stand aboard who wrote that Palm Beach Mar a Lago and the rise America than I do I I've heard about this book is really good and great part of a digest and Dennis lane his new book a call since we sell at seven PM Friday they're gonna have a series of those authors reading their books and sign them afterward and Saturday since free public at Eckerd college in Saturday isn't even a poet laureate see peace poet laureate help improve Wallace lord as poet laureate Peter monkey and the former U. S. poet laureate Billy Collins who I just stuff is so good he sort of focus and they're gonna be there Saturday at eight and I just it is really that you missed a lot of writing talent yeah another auto images on Monday the Oxford exchange has bestselling author Isabel Allende was a new novel local long Pelham see in our book editor color Bancroft who have a big girl crush on she is the most brilliant woman she's there the times book editor she's going to be talking to her on stage at Tampa theatre this is the woman who is Barack Obama gave her the presidential medal of freedom into fourteen eight million people watcher Ted talks on leading of wine she's a really is in person and the forty dollar ticket includes a pre signed copy of her book well that's cool that's going to be seven thirty Monday at at the theater and then finally as we conclude our weekend events feature this week in dress up we never failed to find a reason not to go out but to go out in costume and this was a no brainer this is also fine wine explore orchestra is having if they're calling a Star Wars live in concert you can see a full string in nineteen eighty three Star Wars return of the jet I while the Florida orchestra performs the music of John Williams after winning score and you will forget the music is big in part of the action if not more so as the movie in a conductor to keep pace with the film on a monitor as are going people invariably show up to this however with the prince's lay a bundle ed and white papers and sometimes even musicians us in the past were the like you know the horn section will show up looking as like storm troopers so it's a very fun night at the at the orchestra Saturday a return call I'm feeling a lot of pressure these days to watch Star Wars between the holding it is me and then the more he's talking about and I got this my god everywhere I have Disney plus I should advise you over you can yeah that that sounds unfortunate I'm booked for the next couple weekends twenty one hours Sherin wind from the jail bait times you can find her on Twitter at sharing K. 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"dennis lehane" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
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"dennis lehane" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"Not this is this film not an exercise in this bringing us into the subjectivity of an inmate we start the movie inhabiting the gaze of teddy one who dismisses mrs these inmates as insane but once we realized that we've been inhabiting the very perspective of one such inmate we recognize them as human and in a way i do think maybe maybe scorsese's making some sort of comment about cinema in this in that the charade that dr after khali is putting on at the end of the movie is the very charade of cinema because unlike other visual narrative arts cinema has the ability to bring the audience audience into the character's point of view and that's what this movie essentially does it uses its form like we were just talking about disjointed editing flashbacks exaggerated lighting in color saturation in order to make experience the perspective of an insane person and so i think this question of do you rehabilitate evil is is not only a central question of psychology and psychiatry but one of cinema i mean if you wanna use an obscene example one would certainly not want to see a movie that tells the story of lincoln's assassination from the perspective of john wilkes booth there's no need to redeem him there's no need to rehabilitate that evil i think perhaps the more appropriate example would be nazi them since this movie deals heavily in imagery of nazi atrocities and i think that this is particularly poignant can you talk about people who are dealing with PTSD after world war two and if we consider the film kind of retroactively knowing that teddy what he went through during the war we come to agree with with doctor colleague who believes that once again you should treat patients not judge them so ryan what do you think i don't i think you're foolish it this time jared all right yeah i think that i obviously martin scorsese has dedicated his life to cinema you know and i do think he was yeah like having a lot of fun playing with the form while also kind of doing this commentary on compassion for the worst amongst us yeah 'cause you're right cinemas the only medium that could possibly get you in the mind of a serial killer really good book could too but not in the way that this audio visual experience can i don't know yeah i think you're i think you're onto something yeah i mean what's interesting talk about that i feel like recently like scorsese's been a little bit under fire little bit i sort of depictions of sort of characters and racist and sort of things that they say especially like goodfellas or mainstream and whether or not by having these sort of bad guys savy's things is he endorsing their world views and i mean that's interesting that yeah no no no not at all but there is something to like scores as made it made his career of like having sort of you know troubled protagonists or anti heroes goodfellas taxi driver all these movies where the people that are on screen are not really very good people but we are as an audience we're supposed to empathize with them and sort of understand where they're coming from and so that fits into that sort of theory especially yeah i mean bringing up goodfellas goodfellas is a ride as much as it is a moving i mean when you see that ah steady cam shot of him entering the club and he's going through the back doors and paying off all the doorman and we are in her perspective we are so impressed by the majesty agility of this man who seemingly knows everybody has unlimited connections unlimited power and yeah i mean i don't think you could make an argument that goodfellas was or casino or any of those movies doesn't glorify it does lifestyle i mean that's always been the scorza criticism even with something like wolf of wall street how that's the best damn we'll talk to them i feel like that one is a bit more ambiguous than the other two now at least casino in goodfellas fellas in that i do think there is some kind of critical edge to the wolf of wall street that i don't think exists in the other two i think they're all kind of critical in their own way but you're right that like the form of wolf of wall street is very much like open ended kind of until the end but yeah i yeah yeah mostly wolf wolf of wall street smart critical us and how we we let someone like jordan into our lives we're still about an anti hero though kind of like you were saying before about all of his movies yeah so do you think that the movie has this kind of balance in the sense that if we have dr collie on one side who says has that i'm not here to judge i'm only here to heal and then andrew or teddy on the other side saying no these people must be condemned is there this balance in the sense that when when it comes to psychiatric patients we should be more we should humanize them and we should treat them but when it comes to nazis we you should just unilaterally condemn them or do you think that do you think that that is kind of just divorced from the nazi flashbacks i mean it's hard art because i feel like the movie almost comes down on teddy side at the end where his argument as you know don't help these people let them you know don't help them at all and at the end of the movie he it doesn't help himself he wants to not remember he doesn't want to be healed healing is not the answer and this movie living in delusion is like die a hero don't live a monster as a as a sense okay so so let's talk about that so he set last last thing he says before he's walked off to be lobotomize which would be worse is to live a monster or die as a good man so i'm assuming he means that living is a monster would be living as somebody who constantly has to revert back to this fantasy of andrew latest or i'm sorry the fantasy of teddy yes and i and then dying a good man is just going to get lobotomize is and becoming a zombie if the rest of your life and we're in agreement that he just chooses to die a good man i think so i think that's the ending of the movie right at least but wait wait it's not it's not him living is a monster now he's going to get lobotomize at the end the movie but he's using using then you're saying he knows that yes i think so but what is he thinks he's doing because he seems to be teddy again so does he think oh i'm just going to give up to the government that's going to experiment on me and then how do we read then if he's not actually andrew latest who recognizes that he has this mental disability ability that makes him go in circles with this identity you know what i'm saying i mean he makes a choice at the end like he knows if they if they if they think he's crazy they're going to lobotomize him so he makes the decision asian to pretend to be crazy so they take away his memories and so he can live out the remainder of his life zombie but not thinking he's a monster anymore okay so it doesn't make a difference whether other if it's him recognizing that he's crazy therefore i'll just die while i guess that doesn't make sense sorry i'm talking i'm talking with search him recognizing that he's not him recognizing as crazy is is horrible for him i think it'd be much happier in his delusions i never got that reading this very interesting actually makes that makes the ending more interesting to me but i definitely thought as all right he's not well let's take out his brain you know like he's he literally slipped back into his fugu state and and yeah i i didn't see it as him having in this you know literally role playing but being smart enough and self aware enough to know what was about to happen to him i felt that's how i read it wait wait you are not saying that he's role playing at the end i think he is i think he's aware of i think he's aware of everything i think he remembers everything i think he's pretending to be crazy at the show is one hundred percent yeah i never even thought about that interesting yeah that last line i've really suggested that like he is very cognizant of who he actually is okay to me you think i agree with you because i think that's what i tripped up on when i said what i'm saying doesn't make makes sense to me the last line was like a paradox like he basically he was saying this true thing that that that applied in in while he was as as the detective as teddy it made sense to him but from what we know the audience and also i'm sorry all right i'm not articulating this well at all basically i think that he at the end was choosing to live as a mom or to live as a monster instead of dies a good man but then they were taking them off to die because in your mind he reverted back to yeah he made the choice to make the delusion he's gonna live in just be like you know even though he's already come out of it before he knows deep down subconscious that he is this monster he would rather just live as the monster underneath you know his skin of his role playing thing detective guy then come to terms with who he is but then they're gonna kill him for that yeah i think i just i disagree i i mean living as the monsour answer would be living with the sins of the past if he was acknowledging that i've i murdered my wife my wife murdered her children because i didn't give her help like that is living as a monster monster that is what being a monster is to him you know dying is a good man is dying as what he was doing before all this crap happened where he was a detective and he was investigating things and he was on the outside of the right that that is you know dying as a good man at least at least wasn't wouldn't dying as a good man being i know i am emma monster i'm gonna go die of sacrifice myself and you know like like become lobotomize d- as the monster as opposed to as you're delusional character you created i would i would argue the lobotomize ing is you know living or dying as a good man dan le that is that is that is that i mean what what more what we're delusion can you have been just being lobotomize not remembering anything not remembering your pass now remembering in your sense like i feel like that is that that's the ultimate out for him from his while muchas yourself yeah i mean yeah lying i mean the movies all about delusions asians so yes it's better to lie to yourself than face reality so it's a tragic exactly so sad i was gonna say it's exactly he's movie we did last week so another thing that i'm going to say bolsters my point about scorsese sese commenting on the power of cinema or the responsibility of cinema is that they're this film is saturated with allusions to hitchcock doc and i did not realize this the first time i watched it but there's actually a great article in the guardian by andrew pulver who points out some of the hitchcock ian in references so one of also before you even say that you know it's based we already mentioned dennis lehane the novel it's it's based off of you know he did like mystic river and then every fucking ben affleck directed movie basically gone baby gone and the town so this is a kind of a prolific pulp novelist that got you know it's him got scorsese kind of doing a hitchcock riff on his novel continue sorry oh no i was just going to go into some of these examples so there's the camera right under the shower head when the water turns on which is pulled right out of psycho oh there's dicaprio peering over the cliffside and deciding that he has to go down slowly just like in north by northwest there's a gun follows its target while affixed to the camera kind of like a video game like we see in spellbound there's a tree smashing through a wall just like in marnie there's dicaprio caprio going up the stairs of the lighthouse is shot like jimmy stewart and vertigo and max von side ou- plays a creepy shadowy nazi that evokes the one in notorious so those are the ones that andrew pulver points out in the guardian but he's also says that there's probably more so if you guys listening know of any other hitchcock references hit us up movies at wisecracked dot CO but if i were to say that there's any greater meaning to this reference to hitchcock doc i mean would you guys you guys are probably the two of the biggest film historians i know would you feel comfortable with the notion that hitchcock ryan you've seen more movies than anyone i know the idea that i'm a film historian would you feel comfortable with the notion that hitchcock hitchcock is the godfather of subjective filmmaking yeah i would say that that's a one one of his many titles you could give him for sure in the sense that he's known as the pioneer of the guy who tried to bring you into either the protagonist mind viewer the antagonists mind view through the manipulation of editing through camera movement maybe he wasn't the first one certainly that would be my only sort of caveat whether or not i feel like there are people before him that were doing similar things but but yes for you know in terms of suspense and you know bringing you into the psyche of damaged characters psycho and frenzy and all these movies i mean that was is not typically done chain not in not in US cinema at least yeah last thing i want to talk about is violence i don't really have much to say about this do think it's interesting how teddy's called amana violence one of the guards even tell them that there's nothing to society accept violence the guy even calls it god's gift to humanity and then one of the crazy patients is paranoid he doesn't want to leave the island because the h. bomb is outside did did you guys other than the fact that you know it's part of teddy psychological profile that he's dealt with all this violence and he's a violent guy was there anything else going around in your mind about this well this does this tie back to your critique on cinema itself i mean another criticism of scorsese is is depiction of a finance to.
"dennis lehane" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I have always been focused on victims and it's always been my belief that the crime novel can do something that nonfiction can't which is it can expand and create empathy for victims because when people are reading a crime novel. They're not trying to reassure sure themselves. This will never happen to me. It's fiction so they're assuming it's not going to happen to them. Whereas when we hear about crimes in our hometowns or in places such as dayton el paso there's this very human desire to figure out why you're not at risk for it and it tends to not shutdown empathy but eroded a little bit. You're trying not to identify with the victim. In crime fiction opens the door to let at people relax and to think about the victim when i came into crime writing there are a lot of really good people starting out and i sort of started did not long after dennis lehane. George pellicano is really outstanding people who are writing very thoughtful almost social novels but but there was another strain of crime writing that may be sad which was books attempted to find sensation simply through really high numbers there's of death and really sadistic deaths and in particular i would never name names but there is a book that began with the body of a prostitute trash can and all the cops standing around cracking wise. It's true cops in order to sort of deal deal with what they see have pretty dark sense of humor but it just made me sad to see these books where that the debt almost seem not be macguffin ever just there to the story in motion and it was really about the protagonist what here she was going to learn and how they were going to become better people through through death investigation so i've tried always tried to make the victims victims in my book as human as possible not to dwell on violence not to try to be creative and imaginative and my method of dispatch but it was never more important with this book that the first and last word had to be given to the victim cleo who who even though she's speaking across avoid it's very canny and understands that as she says later in the book madeleine schwartz isn't interested in her life. She's interested in her death and they're not at all the same thing it's it's ooh remarkable book and it's incredibly compelling read but it's also remarkable book in that it is it does convey a sense of place and of person <hes> and we'll talk about about matti schwartz and her her failty as well as our frailties and failings as well as her strengths <hes> but that it also has some extraordinary twists in terms of the the the mystery itself and and the crime itself. Let's turn to matti schwartz. She's a new creation. You've written a lot about tess monaghan who you know from the outset. This former reporter turned investigator. Now you have manny schwartz. Who's a woman in one thousand nine sixty baltimore <hes> a homemaker mother of of a teenage boy who decides to plot a new course for herself. What appealed to her about a to you about her. My shorts with my own eyes to one of my favorite characters characters in literature marjorie morningstar marjorie morningstar would have been a little more than ten years older than mattie shorts and she he grew up wanting to be an actress promising herself that she would never be another one of those overdressed mama's from the suburbs but that is how she ends up and the last time we see her in this beautiful vast book written by herman wouk we see her through the eyes of a younger man who had yearned for her and tells himself he's so happy they didn't end up together because she's she's way too old for him and i read the book frequently and i was shocked on my last year each realize that marjorie morningstar when she's much too old for while iran can is thirty nine and that really stuck with me and i i i begin.
"dennis lehane" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"When I was doing the Dave sequences that was brutal that was really hard and Tim Robbins came up to me on the set one day and he said that if we just walked up to many flipping the bird and and I said well it's nice that we're just goofing around him as he thought he thought your mereka yeah what is that what you said he said thanks for creating this guy you've no idea what it's like the plan for seven weeks and I said to him and then I said something very profane and said try to try to beat him for two years any kind of stop anyone well you're right man sorry is it even Susan's around rob could not put up with two years of age yeah yeah it was I mean it was it was that he was it was a rough ride for him but I was I was kind of I mean I was in that right for two years doing all day they they did beautifully with the movie and the book is terrific I'm let me take a break invite people to join us and talk and I Dennis Lehane joins us tonight he is the author of seven books and the six is mystic river and is now a movie that the I would say virtually well not all about almost all the film critics I have respect for have have loved it and people have gone to see it have come out saying you didn't over cell at this time your critics Jim for a year and I both gave it the highest accolades we could add several by friends of in other parts of the country that the New York times loved it and so it's just it's a marvelous movie and I think probably it's brought more people now to your writing again people say my god if this movie is is is reflective of what of what Dennis Lehane can right let me start becoming a fan of Dennis Lehane the writer as well as the the found base you've already created so that never hurts so no that's nice and a friend of mine calls movies that the world's largest Billboard free book and I I kind of agree X. is Rick moody who said that about the ice storm the gal that so ice storm a few that was so all those people Kevin Kline and told all the speed Katie Holmes yeah now they'll think Katie Holmes friend right out of Dawson's creek she's everywhere she's a recision of animal which is just for the pure cheese ubiquitous I know absolutely fine that she's everywhere exactly right them Jim good evening on WBZ with Dennis land hello hi Dennis hi Jim hi class of US seventy one BCI delusions thank you and read all the books of the new the newest one but mystic river I read a lot of books and I had a lot of people I mean I put in the top five of anything I've ever read yeah right and nonfiction fiction I just was amazed at how what a quality book that was that I congratulate you for that of a mission hill boys so I'm a minister the boy I know what your where you grow up and what we grew up and it just seemed to really well thank you very much and I think it's I can't wait to see the movie what to see this weekend but it was a limited engagement obviously yeah sold out no sure was it sold a large of a know it all right you know look to go to a ticket that I had to wait another week or so yeah comes out Wednesday wide because why don't they only have a good one only the Boston common in Basra Wednesday yeah because I usually the the Fenway theater gets of this I sent her thing that that that kind of movie will will play at the two major theaters and the ambassador than other places around but it opens this Wednesday this Wednesday because Nash and why you know it's at Fenway it's I'm just not hell it's at everywhere on Wednesday it opened the New York Film Festival yes it's fun finally there and then came here on Wednesday of last week and the I Jim like I can tell you as somebody sees a hell of a lot of movies more than I should fewer than I'd like to but more like you're probably about three hundred movies a year it's it's just dependence and I haven't given it a I think out since gone with the wind or birth of a nation of the great train robbery it's been a long time and and it's it's not that there aren't a lot of good movies but this is a this is a flawless movie it's triple I can't wait David you were mentioning how cameras and all that to the theater I have to tell you that my hard cover version of mystic river is not making a lot of money for Dennis because I can't I I've never had a book so dog haired dog eared in my life that spent the past around family members and all that but see I think that all right now Jim I think that's great I think that's great because then you know what ultimately if you were just talking about profit motive to the by the next one I don't I I think it's great to see the other one of it one of the coolest things when people come up to me and signs in the book just looks like it was you know was run over a couple of times you know that's really know that read it you know it that means that just means so much to me I couldn't afford a hard cover till I was twenty nine years old so yeah and you have a website that I could find a way you can have it signed because I'd love to have you cited as a fellow alum and up the good work and I I can't I I just dread the fact that you take too long between books but I'm sorry that's the quality I I find when I read it I guess thanks Jim there is a website I think it's just Dennis line dot com I I have nothing to do with it my publisher runs it and and I'm about as computer savvy as the as a carrot so I don't do anything with it but but it's it is out there so you they should have a schedule they should have but I don't think I'm doing a parents for a while which may be a godsend or subway stop and people could just come back I would have a go but next time Jim you just come up introduce yourself next time you catch me some more I can't do that and David thank you very much have a dentist on tonight nine judge the program Jim thank you for calling I appreciate that too you're not as I was tell people that the of it some books have different endings so they should buy several copies of mystic river because in some one person is the is the culprit another another one not sort of like you can pick your own copy of of which criminal you want as well no see I did that ended with it was general is going to really shocking and it and I have a red and it's really it's dividing people in a huge way people you can interpret the and in about three different ways so there's all these internet conspiracy theories about that but bought it and mystic river though no it's simple there you go they did it went down and and yes if you haven't read the book you wouldn't have expected and that that's the thing and the off time to say well it's unfair because we use what he has done is he's put in something that we have no reason to think could've could've happened this is unfair it isn't done for even though no one will guess at who have read the book nobody will get it but but when it happens that you say right I finally get what all those references to the ongoing revenge and anger and bearing and of the hatreds and caring them sort of moving around a one's fingers and and worrying that I guess is the expression that it all comes together plausibly and oftentimes movies cheat at the out as you know it has two books often times they will just put in a day of sex mocking of some sort and say well that's okay but it doesn't really work flows out of what precedes of I think one of the reasons people are so keen on the movie and the book is that they they have that sounded as if the aha of yes as opposed to our where did that come from this a very different thing you know that yeah that ability of some people the of the movies often end badly because people don't know how to end up so the right stick in something yep and the same thing with books and and you wonder how comes about let me ask you about the writing of the book I ask all offers to have one here do you know how the book will end when you begin it's Robert Parker was a great admirer of yours as you know says he never knows how the book will end until it ends he's right arts and then of the book moves on and it ends and I've talked with Dutch Leonard live talk with all sorts of people and each has a different explanation if you don't mind taking a few minutes of about the way you write a book please be easy flashback we live your youth with the hosts of EZ pass on WBZ Boston we swear lady Gaga brought steamy.
"dennis lehane" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"In a movie does it justice I think that the Mario Puzo felt happy with the godfather movies he ought to other wonderful movies and a wonderful book as well but there aren't many others that I can think of right now said you know they got my book it's a great book I love it I put it in the movie made from it is deserving of it and I am happy with us we are in the wonderful position of talking like the author whose books are terrific and who is in fact not only please but extraordinarily pleased and deservedly so with the movie version of a directed by Clint Eastwood and starring some of the finest actors in the business Sean Penn and Kevin bacon and Tim Robbins and all others who have made of mystic river not only arguably and I would argue at the best movies thus far this year and there isn't much of the year left to go but also a movie really for the ages a splendid and flawlessly created movie from a wonderful book Dennis Lehane is the Albany joins us tonight and he's a just pleased as punch about the of the movie Dennis thank you for joining us thanks ram it into our have the option to all the rest of your books they go for the whole thing of a justice just watch the entire it if you're gonna appear on that a little of worth like that you can say that now yeah because now you're rich and famous executive before you to say Hey I stuff yes and in our cabin right now no I yeah I've got a couple options shot around his option and then gone baby gone has been option but paramount but my my feeling is I got you'll never get this lucky twice so I really think it's all downhill from here and I'm I'm a fine with that as such a Boston attitude like we're we're made for misery enough god they just made a great movie everything else was sock and then we got to know that I don't I don't think it'll suck I just think it might be as good I feel really good actually I feel very excited about the shutter island adaption because we got the fantastic's United in the adaptation in the Wolfgang Peterson wants to direct some very comfortable with that is a screenwriter and a guy named Steve night he wrote dirty pretty things wonderful movie and this is a wonderful director exact and Brian Helgeland who did a such a wonderful job with your book there were other passages that I seem to recall from the book it's been a while we talk in your book came out yeah it was about two to three years to two and a half years somebody has either borrowed permanently or civil what my copy of it I have been hunting the house looking up at all I think I can afford it buy a copy of it but I I know that somebody must've borrowed it from the because I if it isn't in the of the L. parts of my American literature collection so at it either somebody is reading it backwards and things it's in Hebrew or something and put in the car as I mean okay sure and you get a hunt this guide and do is ever on well if you need to just thrown to the ground at the book back at the plug absolutely anyway so the point is it's it's been wonderfully put together did you have the ability at any point along the way to say I'd prefer X. are wired see in terms of people involved with it were you ask for your opinion on casting or any aspect of it yeah don't tell us what part you played in the making of the movie they were do wonderful from the beginning it was well known I did want to sell the book and so just to even get a hold of me Clint had to jump through some hurdles which in retrospect is kind of funny what what did you want to sell because I've got to destroy it and it was a really personal book to me as much as you know of all mine that was my that was my baby that was here six or cry yeah of of the seven that's Vienna wrist a lot when I wrote it nobody wanted me to write it and you know there everybody's against it stick with the series be safe and so I didn't want them to screw it up and then Clint finally got a hold of me and the strange thing was with about ten minutes of talking to him I said I'm gonna sell to I knew it immediately I just knew this was the guy for the material he has a golden touch he's made so many fun movies over the years and and and the Unforgiven as as a one oh yeah just you know things I remember seeing play misty for me some years ago again and again and again and I I just realized that that the things he's been on the whole range of them for the dirty Harry and others more artistic than another directing and I think somebody said that is directing approach is one of not many takes at home gets he gets the best out of people right at first with those particular performers all of them rose up to it so well that that you realize that in many ways the director must serve cast a kind of aura over the cast and the rise to the occasion rather than know that they're going to have twelve or fifteen or fifty eight takes about ten after while the error is out of the moment isn't right and and I think that they were all when they first came to town they're all a little rattled but they're all you know so from Marcia gay harden and worked with them before and and what happened was that Sean Penn begin to hold them weekly rehearsals with that with the rest of the cast that sit around in there dead dead rent a room at the Ritz and just sit around go to the script so they stepped into the you know they they sort of brought their A. game to the set knowing that Eastwood is is known is what's known to sugar Herschel's any ice on due to time one day Tim Robbins was shooting what he thought was just added that they thought they were just set the cameras in place and then all of a sudden Clint said no we're good and Jim Turner hunting I thought it was just block in the same and so yeah it was it was a great it was a great process when once Brian came into it which was both Clint night agreed we want to Brian because of LA confidential because it is from Massachusetts and then he wrote three drafts of the script and then sent one to me and then I went over it with Clint and I had a couple of I I thought it was absolutely masterful I had a couple of suggestions they took them they put them in and it was done give give us a sense of the word of of a suggestion or two that you gave that we with them I've noticed on on the screen in terms of either a a a setting or owners with their their Brian Brian had to make a decision because it was a huge book and he had to cut it down to a hundred and thirty five script pages wanted one press pages and so we had to make a choice one of the things that they did was they said we'll go with the men this is the story of the man sure and then in his original script he didn't have what's now known already known as the lady Macbeth's in with Laura Linney in the very end of the phone yes and I I said you know by so I called U. Clint I talked and I said look that scene has to go back in there I mean that to me is that that's it that's when it all comes together at the end if you don't understand the women's place in this world and how they our maybe tacitly or or implicitly part as much a part of the violence is anything else than do gonna miss the whole boat and Clint said immediately Clint said you're right okay we'll do it and then they put it back in yeah it's it's a scene that if you if you notice a very very very quickly if you don't if you don't know what you're gonna say yeah you've already been so shaken by the revelation of the book of who done it yep and you think well anything after that is the coda and it's a moment of of awareness in the eyes are looking and so on and so for them then that's incomes of having read the book remembered how impressed I was by and I was glad it was in it but you know I started to read your books with your detective books are seriously in Europe people said why interrupt a good thing right yet at the same point one not interrupt a good thing and do another good thing there's no there's no harm in it but we said people didn't want you to do it that they feel that you would break a chain in your own creation of your very interesting detective character in the things that are going on in your books that you've written the the five previous books rare for after that all you be dealing with his vengeance in the Missouri and and and so on no I think what they thought was I I had a series and then just at the fifth book was when I finally got successful on a national level yeah but you know Boston always treated me wonderfully but not a national level all of sudden the fifth book it was like okay you got some heat you actually may be able to you know become a big name author and they at that point I said well that's good but I'm gonna take two years and go off and write a tragedy and and exactly exactly doing back flips makes for a nice sort of sort of of Albion's at home Hey how's it coming there well I'm I'm mired in Missouri at the moment I'm ago spilling my guts at this point I'm gonna start razor blade in my elbows and so like I guess it it does tend to take a toll on friends and family when you're writing a tragedy or are you able when you're writing to put the writing aside and then go on with your your life or does it consume you the way that the detective service would not because of this wet fun of them as well as tragedies death and misery mature books I've read that's fine I've only got through a couple of the but I I I it it doesn't sound to me as if you would have to be a a a lunatic to be writing your series the known is the winner you could have some fun with that as well yeah but this thing is not what you'd call your laugh a minute story visit well the only thing with mystic that I will say in a lot of people realize this only once I've read I read aloud is that the voice that tells the story is actually pretty funny the voice telling the the narrative voice of that is actually pretty energetic and fun and people don't it because I said if I'm talents up in this dark I'm gonna at least balance it with some sort of verve in the voice and so when I read aloud all of a sudden people start laughing and they and almost as if it is okay can I live here and and I guess that's the point and by book laugh yeah but I book okay Leslie all by the way but it's no but mystic river is ultimately pretty dark and pretty Russian and and you know but for the most part it wasn't difficult I don't think to be around me when I was writing it except.
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Double Toasted
"But if it is real hair that means that she's got like, you know, really, noticeable indistinguishable hair. You think at some point they'd be like, oh is that that woman. She's got the same hair as bad woman. I don't know. I had nothing else to say about this. I just don't want. I don't understand the hair miles keeps me up at night. I don't know. Why didn't even think about them to you just said it? Yeah. People. Let's let's look at this hair. Yeah. You're right. So does the hair come out of somewhere in the helmet? And if that's the case in villains would ultimately catch onto it shouldn't. They just aim for the head. I mean, always aim for the head, right? Whether it's enemies, or you know, superheroes. But yeah, it's like, oh, let's that woman better be above everyone on some like recon mission or something because she gets out right there. Pretty much crude, but jokes aside, I will say this Christian. I liked the costume. I've always kind of liked the woman outfit whether or not it can fully protect her. You know, that's yet to be determined. And I'm sure they'll though the prove me wrong here on the CW show. But where does this take place? That's what I want to know is I know it's going to be its own universe. But obviously, it's not setting the in the Gotham show because you know, that's a FOX thing. But it is this years later after Batman is this is there. No Batman right is just an alternate universe. Where bat woman is just hurt thing. And I got questions I got more questions coming out of this than than than intrigue. You know? So I mean, look, I think all of that gets revealed. I know it's in good hands. If you're a fan of aero verse at large a lot of people are just because we've missed the boat on it doesn't mean anything, you know, what I mean, supposedly good. So I'm consciously. Domestic that haired freaks me out. Man. I don't know why people are chatter saying that it's just it's a wig, which I guess makes sense to me. But then it's still just like, I don't know. Why do you need a wig whatever I don't want to pick on this. It might be good. Let's wait and see man. Yeah. So before we jump onto next stories the Bashan. Here says excuse me, the CW has been killing it with the superhero shows this season except for the flash they should introduce bar alien and then end the series because it's been awful who is alien is that like a flash villain. I don't know about Christian. I don't even know I'm not gonna pretend like I'm the biggest flash fan in the world. But I don't know the fuck that is a guerilla, right? Like, I know that guy that guy's Chilin. But I I don't know who this art Simpson motherfuckers did you say guerilla garage or or who they had a gorilla? You saw that you know, that much about well, I only know that much because I played injustice to which is again fantastic fighting game from nother road studio. Great job. So I actually picked up a lot of DC stuff from it Justice. But anyway, we're not here to talk about my love for fighting games. Let's go ahead. And now talk about another trailer. It said a city on a hill is Showtime show that that the trailer dropped out later on or earlier this week and a Christian before we play this you kind of want him for me and the toasties what that shows all about. Yeah. I mean, I think the trailer does a really good job of explaining it. So I'm not gonna talk too much over. But I wanna tell you right off the bat got Kevin bacon. Then he's kind of returning back to Boston setting. I think one of the best movies. He did was this is Dennis Lehane adaptation called mystic river that came out. He was like really good in it. And so he's playing like a corrupt cop who still venerated for some reason and him in the district attorney or basically going to try to clean up the Boston police Arp. So in the trailer is like a bunch of flashes like racism Boston's Tory Asli racist history..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on The Guardian Books Podcast
"Well, you said a mess with the conventions of fiction, not really I mean, so Dennis Lehane's sort of was kind enough to shepherd my last novel into the world in several ways. And when my editor sent it to him. I was shocked. I said why are you sending Dennis Lehane of all people my novel, and she said, well, you would would've crime novel. And I thought well, I, well, that's news to me turns out, it's also news to Dennis because he doesn't think of it as a crime novel. He was like this is a he called it an urban opera. I mean, and I a lot of his novels are not crime novels. You know, the historical fiction. They have gangsters in them. But it's not about the crime mystic river is barely a crime novel in my mind, it's a sociological exploration of childhood trauma and this working class suburb of Boston. And you know, I that's what I think I'm doing and Michael Connelly is the one the great chroniclers of Los Angeles. So yes, it is a little confusing for people who see their names, I did a panel Dennis. And they kept calling it a crime novel. And he. He said, why do they keep calling this book a crime novel? I said because your name is on. I don't think it's a crime. I'm gonna guess who cares about mocked anyway in a sense. But except that the fact that reading it some senses kind of it's a photo of confidence from the reader. They sit down with a book, they might buy it that might get it for live. But they've they invest in it and the the signaling on the outside the way it's presented in some sense changes that experience. Yeah. I think it, you know, I do worry about that a lot. But I also don't really care because I think that there are different types of crime novels in different types of mysteries. And it is there is a very conventional way to do it in an unconventional way to do it. And I think that you know, a mystery is anything that gets you to turn the page. You know, who is the naked, man. And why what is he running from? But there is a crime in my book there several crimes, and it's an examination of lives of crime, and what leads us to crime. But yeah, I mean, there probably are a bunch of very conventional followers of, you know, St James Patterson who are not gonna love it. But you know, maybe they'll learn. Again, it's not very conventionally constructed others split between two thousand and six and two thousand and ten is split between the city, and the desert and circling back was full as you kind of drawer in the disparate characters the characters you wouldn't even show who they were to start with. But you also playing with the expectations of how those pieces mutt? Eventually fit together. Yes, that's a really astute way of putting it because basically what I was doing is like crying my eyes out to figure out how they would ever come together. But no, I mean, I love the idea of, you know, again, as I as I say, you know, skid row isn't a conventional destination for most people, and it's not a place anyone intends to wind up. So just to figure out how lives come together to come in and out of skid row. It's an interesting place. It's quite fluid. People will be there for some time, and they'll come to the writing workshop, and then they'll disappear for weeks. And where did they go? You know, you would think if you lived in skid row, you didn't have a lot of choices to go. Elsewhere. You know, oh, she hasn't been around for a while. He hasn't been around for a while. No, I went to stay with my sister. So there's this fluidity that really interested me in a place where we imagine everyone is just stuck. So I thought, you know, all the different characters sort of contribute to that idea fluidity and motion. Guess it's almost without giving too much away..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on The Watch
"Just make everything cupcake battle instead of innovating. Partly that's just the position in the marketplace when Bravo. And now Netflix just eating everything that you may be would've wanted to try and do. But if you don't have any appointment viewing, I'm not gonna see anything on your network anymore. And I won't even know what you're trying to sell me, which is a problem for that. Yeah, absolutely. Adam Chitwood ask, what's the the most intensely, Chris, Andy have ever disagreed on his show. I was trying to think about this tickets detective season one. I think it's the Cario too. I think that that's probably right. And that actually we actually sort of ended up in a stalemate about that, right. I mean, we kept covering it, but it didn't. It didn't flow because I was just I was out. And you are all the way? Yeah. Who do you think history proved right on that one. Me, he would me. Kip Mooney asks what in development project that hasn't been made or hasn't had any updates recently? Are you most hoping we'll still happen. I gave some thought back in the grail in days when. I think I ran three came out. I got a chance to interview Robert Downey junior, and he told me about a movie that he wanted to make called Yucatan, which is based on a seventeen hundred page treatment written by the actor. The late actor, Steve McQueen director about a salvage expert looking for a Mayan treasure in the Yucatan peninsula that had a lot of psychedelic elements to it, and they found it in a trunk in Steve mcqueen's house in these leather bound volumes that he wrote about like this idea and Downey was gonna make it. And I, I haven't heard anything about it since then. Obviously he's made several more marvel movies. He was working on Pinocchio of a live action Pinocchio that I don't know what's up with that because gear modo rose. Now making a stop motion Pinocchio and he's making other Sherlock Holmes movie Dr. Dolittle two. That's right. But you Catan because here's the thing. I really like Robert Downey junior when he acts and it's been, it's been a while. It's been awhile since we got just like a straight up, not wearing a suit, either like Sherlock Holmes suit or iron man suit, Robert Downey junior movie, that's great hall. I wish there were more things like that in general in on that same page and I think this is actually encompassing another question. Mine is an adaptation of Travis McGee. Actually kind of is in line you Catan you could sort of combine that if you really felt like saying you Catan Travis McGee shared universe. I'm saying it's not too far journey to imagine that they're in the same place for people who aren't aware that Travis McGee novels. There's a bunch of them. I forget the exact number eighteen twenty books written by John d. McDonald from the sixties up until Uttley eighties when he died, and the character is not Kana character in thriller crime, detective fiction, whatever you wanna call it. He's just kind of a. He's a salvage expert, you know, sort of basically like what you're saying Steve McQueen wanted to play a guy who lives on a boat for Lauderdale and takes jobs when they come to buy narrative wells by friends by mysterious people, and he'll get back with missing whether it's a person or jewelry or whatever. And he just takes half of it too. So he can continue his lifestyle of not working and reading them all is a treat. I recommend it. Yeah, about after a cocker work entertainment. They're just all good summer, truly. Great. And with fascinating is watching the world change around this character from the sixties the eighties. We go from deep blue goodbye first book in the sixties too lonely, silver rain, which was the last one. And by the end of it, there's like drug cartels in Florida. He's just like, I don't even the environmental stuff is really bothered into the point of him the it's weird, the character that started as being very laconic has become almost Listrik by the end of it. Anyway, it's long, been an object of development at Hollywood, and it seemed close. Recently, right there was I think even Dennis Lehane may have been a deafening screenplay for James Mangold to direct, allow Vail in in to the point where I thought it happened..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
"Then especial, I've been busy on the golf course. I've been traveling celebrating my wedding anniversary this week, so I got my buddy. Michelle gone dri two to recommend some movies for you instead. So Michelle, do you have two movies that you love that my buddy Adnan Virk in the Sinophile should check out? Probably the trick Tita out, but I would say groundhog day it's one of the best committees best concept best acting. Tells alerts about cinema, editing, cerita lean. It's one of these movies at grew up was not big heat. When he came out in ninety. Three, I think, became more and more important, and I would recommend the Netanya movie called big data in Methodist three aids movie from the sixties. It's committee social committee as Italians weather. The best to do was Muslim attorney Vittorio Gassman, oser attack greater this to me. I can watch every three months. Never be disappointed. Thanks so much Michelle and. Thanks so much Adnan for for having me back on the Sinophile podcast and the lion's den. He's just an average man with an average life, and he's reviews dictate that. I'll read up my alley first and foremost playing spray. Dan stanza kids. I thought it was a little little much every man. I mean, there's nowhere to go down. You can't talk the no country for old men selection or the writing of it. So I, I'm really concerned, we're going, I really resent that open. I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are, your city, your neighborhood, your family people here, take pride in these things like it was something they'd accomplished the bodies around their souls. The city's wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life. Most of these people have when your job is a fine people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. That is a portion of the wonderful voice over that starts gone baby gone. This is your favorite movie of two thousand seven film based on the novel by Dennis Lehane who also wrote mystic river shutter island, as well as a few episodes of the wire, the film, which was Ben athletes, direct to'real, debut stars, his brother, Casey, and Michelle Montague as private detectives in Boston hired by the aunt and uncle of a four year. Old girl who has gone missing Morgan Freeman plays the police captain in charge of the crimes against children department who begrudgingly assigns two of his men to work with athletic and Mongan..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Overdue
"Operator about asking for their names and they thought that they said her name, which they say out loud and it's like, yo, how would you know that? Unless you killed this girl. So there's this climactic scene where Brennan's beaten up his brother. John shea pulls out the gun. Remember he's like eleven or twelve or some something, and the cops Sean and his partner come in. And I just want to just want to read this to you just like you. It takes a turn into youthful nihilism as opposed to will. Like, here's a real Pat murder murder. She wrote reason Sean, looked into the bloody face of Johnny and what he saw. They're scared, scared him. There was nothing there. Probably never had been. The kid wouldn't pull the trigger because he was angrier because he was scared. He'd pull the trigger because Sean was just a six foot two video image, and the gun was a joystick. And then the kid like talks about glocks with Sean and makes a reference to a movie where he saw guy kill a cop, and then Sean ultimately is able to disarm him, and he looks over at. Ray and he says, Sean, looked at the kids sniffling in the chair and the other kid mute looking up at them like he hoped they'd leave soon. So he could get back to playing doom in the back bedroom. Okay. And so this murder that has upped turned the town and the town vote town as seen in the movie. The town brought these three boys whose lives were forever changed by incident like back together in some terrible ways. I thought it was gonna be that Brennan's younger brother. Like didn't want Brennan to run away with this girl. Like I thought there was going to be this like, oh, that's why I did it. And no, the two boys were like playing with this gun that they found and then like someone rolled up at them rolled up on them while they were in the street messing around. And then either they just decided to pull the gun because they're nuts. Okay. Or like it went off and then they finished it so that they wouldn't get in trouble. And it's then there's these lines here where it's like, oh, these kids with their video games who don't care about the world's. He's just a, I don't. That's a weird place end. Yeah, it's a weird place to end up and then the other follow up. So Celeste obviously ratted out Dave to Jimmy before she had all the information she couldn't. She Dave cracks at one point and really freaks out and makes her feel afraid for her life. So she goes to Jimmy, Jimmy, comes back and tells his wife, Anna Beth, that he has killed Dave. And he's like, what do I do? Ana bet says s- told me that she told the cops about Dave, and I thought what kind of wife says those things about her husband? How gutless do you have to beat at tell those kinds of tales out of school? And why would she tell you, Jim? Why would she run to you if you like a tail out of school? To me, I don't know. And that's just me. And Annabel says, I didn't like she's like, I didn't stop you. I had your cell phone number. I could've called you and told you not to kill him or whatever. And. And she goes, everyone is weak, but not a. And then she has sex with him and is like, we're like, we're saying she like wants danger, murder, Jimmy, who did what he had to to like avenge his daughter, even if he did it wrong. I guess it killed man. So like a weird like final act turned? Yeah, we get a little epilogue. Had previously been like a tense, like character driven drama and then, yeah. Who's out all the stops for the last the last bit? Yeah, we, we'll epilogue where like Jimmy is starting to be crime. Jimmy. Again, he's more comfortable like being himself in crime. Yeah, and he liked did like thirteen years trying to live on the straight and narrow, but it was all for his daughter who's dead now and now and his wife's like, hey, I love that. You're a murderer, like I love your crime. Your crimes. Sean does get back together with his wife, had that conversation with our spouses. You know, love me, love my crimes..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Overdue
"His car is dented and it matches the idea of someone Saum in the parking lot. So again, like there's a lot of misdirection around Dave's involvement that I think is pretty artfully done. So. The middle of the book is a lot of figuring this out. A lot of them, different characters going back and forth. Celeste ends up in this will take us into spoiler town, so like super intimate river and you can't believe to like, you can't bear to know what happens. Like I guess, pause this. Go read the book and come back, but those those spoiler town I do want Ben Affleck. You wanna tell you, I think it's worth kind of knowing how how the book does this. So Celeste who is overcome with guilt about what she thinks she knows about Dave and the circumstantial evidence pointing him to being guilty. She goes and tells Jimmy directly. And Jimmy hooks up with the savages and they decide to do something about it. So they get Dave all liquor up. They take him to a bar that's on mystic river, and they ice before the happens. Dave tells the truth, and here's what actually happened there other circumstantial things in the book that point to this, there was a guy in a parking lot who was soliciting sex from like this eleven year old boy who was like working in the sex prostitution trade that's happening in this crummy town aches and Dave sees it happening. Khanna has a an episode with the part of himself that he tries to keep hidden. And he beats the guy to death. And before he does that, the guy stabs him and that's how he gets hurt, Jimmy, doesn't buy it, of course. So he tells Dave to confess and he'll let him live. Dave is like, all right. Well, I'm gonna lie say that I did it so that you let me live and Jimmy kills him anyway. And he reveals that he also killed Brennan's dad, many years ago for the whole narking thing. So that's how Dave gets done. And it's really sad and awful. But of course, Dave didn't do it. The person who did it, and I haven't really gotten a chance to talk about this is it's Brendan's brother also named Ray. He raised in this town. No. Raise Brennan's younger brother Ray who is mute. He does not talk, but he can hear he signs throughout the book. He has his friend, Johnny O'Shea, and he and John shea play hockey all the Boston. And he and he and Johnny O'Shea play hockey in the street all the time. And the way that Brendan figures out that they were involved is that he knows his dad's old gun was in the house, but it's gone missing. And he realizes that Ray must have taken it at the same time that the cops realized that the two, that the boys who made the nine one one call made like a verbal slip in responding to nine one one.
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Overdue
"There is some of that and it had, I don't know. I know when you like when you lean back from it, you're like, I think lane populates the book with enough other interesting characters that you don't spend as much time as you might think with Dave. And I think are gone gone girl like the entire first half of that book is spent with somebody who's like plotting something, but you'll say something or just like thinking about a crime that happened, but he never things. I definitely didn't do this. And so something else must be going. Yeah. And so part of the tension with Dave two is when he does get brought in by showing Dave to hold on. Wait. A second part of the tension with Dave is that he is also very aware that Jimmy and Sean like cut him out of their lives. Like the stuff went down. He was a kid. Jimmy went off and was a criminal for a couple years. His wife died, katie's mom died of cancer while he was in jail, and then he remarried. Anna Beth and had two other daughters. Sean had a wife, and then his marriage is currently that he's separated through most of the book. They had a falling out. But like Dave has just not really been a through line for either of them in the same way. And so especially when he is confronted by Sean in the police investigation. There's a resentment to Sean that plays into him not really even to the reader divulging enough information for you to exonerate him like he's being cagey and sort of aggressive with Sean on purpose that there's a reason for that built into the narrative. So doesn't feel super forced us. Interesting, right. So I'm skipping over a bunch of stuff that has to do with how they find katie's body and do that because we got to wrap up. The main suspects are Roman fallow and Bobby O'Donnell. Or maybe they like hired someone to do it. Another suspect is actually Brendan Harris, the guy that she was supposed to run away with. He's being sort of weird and suspicious about it, but that's mostly I think, because he had the secret plan to run away with her and no one's really happy about it. Harris's dad, whose name was Ray, goes back with Jimmy aways and actually Jimmy went to jail because raid like knocked on him. Are you Jimmy Ray and actually raise nickname is just Ray because there are bunch of other criminal raise who had nicknames, and so his was just Ray, the criminal raise. Sounds like a bad like minor league baseball team. From Boston Lawson. And then the other main suspect is Dave's. Dave Boyle are Dave, and he, he like his hand is messed up and the cops notice that he's told multiple stories..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Overdue
"They are the only two people that we meet, who know of her plan to run away to Vegas with Brendan, and they have a run in with this guy named Roman fellow who is who is. A friend he's either made up or he hosts like a PR x. podcast like those are the only two things you can be with that name? Yes, Donna PI or podcast, and he is a close friend of Bobby O'Donnell, who is katie's ex boyfriend that is kind of upset that they're an ex and he like runs in with her like, oh, I don't like that. You're like out here, getting drunk, partying. Bobby wouldn't like that. And she's like, we aren't with Bobby Moore, show up, go away. And then she takes her friend. So it kind of ruins the party. They're kind of drunk, and so she drives them home and then on her way back to her house, she sees something in the road swerves to avoid it, hits a curb, and someone starts walking up to her and she thinks she recognizes them, and then that person has a gun and we cut away. Classic classic. And then the book does a major head fake where we go back to Dave who is also out the night that katie's out. He does overlap with Katie at the second. The last bar she goes to and he is like alone watching baseball on TV. This is where the book I tweeted this out. The book dragged me to hell for liking sports. Because Dave is just thinking about how like sports is you demanding that a team win for all of the things in your life that you don't like the when it loses like your hope dies. Well. Okay. He I understanding of Boston is that they have strong opinions about Boston-based. They teams. Actually, too. And he has this night out and then cut to Celeste his wife waiting up kinda upset about just things and thinking about him, and he comes team Celeste fighting hoping. There's going to be a turn. That's that. I'm interested to get your action to. He comes in at three in the morning and there's blood all over him, and he is gotten cut in his abdomen. And he tells her that he beat up a mugger and may have killed him. And she's like, all right. And part of his story involves the mugger literally saying your wallet or your life. I'm leaving with one of them which she doesn't buy for a second. Now that's really clumsy dial, yes, but she can't quite call him out on it in the moment because he's all like kinda jacked up on and he's lifted leading. I mean, he just not expect any follow up questions. He hasn't gotten there yet, and so she finds herself like disposing of his clothes and like washing down the kitchen sink and then clean coming becoming an accomplice Shirley, like cleaning out the pipes with bleach so that there's no blood in the brains in them because he definitely like beat a guy's head in. He says. Though she does see the news report when the cops find Katie in the park, and she does worry that maybe it was Dave. And so the book does a pretty good job lane throughout the book of not giving you enough information on what Dave did that you are both suspicious of him and fairly certain that it is not him like, I'm I spent the entire experience of the book, wondering how it was going to not be him like, does it just does it feel like it would be too simple for it to be him like the book has to have some kind of trick up its lever also wouldn't be so obvious about it. Yeah, and that Dave has other stuff going on and there's like there's a whole other element to like the co like him being spotted in a parking lot and another car getting towed away that ends up having a body in the trunk, and but all that comes out pretty. Late. And in the meantime, you get these snippets of Dave thinking about that night and Dave getting interrogated by the police, but they don't really have actual details that Liz is like a gun girl thing where you're in the head of the character who did this thing, but he refuses to think specifically about what he did and so you, the reader are kept in suspense..
"dennis lehane" Discussed on Very Bad Wizards
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