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"dunkirk" Discussed on Filmspotting
"It is this movie and we get the two time lines intersecting there right that's the moment where the two timelines, the black and white stuff and the color stuff some scenes that are broken up and interspersed that are going in chronological order the black and white with the color scenes that are going in reverse chronological order and here it finally. Is. The timelines do intersect and it's expressed completely visually, which seems so appropriate to Nolan. It's a silent moment. It's a visual moment. It's ostentatious because how could it not be when you're watching an image go from black and white to color in front of you but it is somehow subtle. You can almost miss it the first time you watch it because it does happen. While Leonard is looking at the polaroid everything gets a little darker around him. We see the color come in, but it's really gradual fate as that image comes into view. So do we finally get clarity on Leonard's true character? That's when that comes into view and we understand the depth of his depravity and his denial which again I think is a quintessential psychological part of so many quintessential Nolan character. So it's the the matic element to that moment, but it's also the fact that it deals with time. It's it's a moment in front of us were linear and non-linear collide, and as I said, it is a clear visual, bold visual choice. The Nolan makes as well. It just seemed perfect to me. Yeah, it's it's so audacious and when we get to our rankings I'll I'll probably have more to say about, Memento. Okay. Well, let's go to those rankings. It is time for best picture from the Christopher Nolan who've review and we decided that we would announce the winner by finishing our rankings. We kinda started out doing rankings after every review, we'd say. Okay well, we watch that one and now this one slots ahead of it or below maybe we got about three films in realized that would be a little clumsy. Let's build up some suspense. Let's do it at the very end. Before we do that we're going to build up more suspense we're going to share with you. Our recent poll results we asked. Listeners to name Christopher Nolan's best film. So this if you will is our listeners rankings of Christopher Nolan's best work, Josh go ahead and share the results. So two titles received less than one percent of the vote and those would be following not surprise you and I had not seen it until this review Adam and then insomnia as well the dark. Knight rises one percent of the vote. Batman begins two percent of the vote and then a jump here to interstellar, which had a few more fans including you Adam, twelve percent of the vote for that film very close though to Dunkirk, which received thirteen percent, and then we have inception which received fifteen percent of the vote here the top three, the dark. Knight with sixteen percent, the prestige with seventeen percent, and then memento did win this poll twenty, three percent of the vote. So lots of titles they're pretty closely bunched together. Obviously a tough choice here for listeners Jeremy Kennedy said man, it's hard to go against inception or the knight, the Prestige or Dunkirk or even insomnia for that matter, but it has. To be a memento for me, not many films have blown my mind the way this film did and continues to here's Eric Hyman I'd argue it's been a long downward slide since Memento Nolan's best film. I'd love to see Nolan stripped of the outsized budgets and see if he might reconnect with the tot storytelling character depth and actual emotion of his breakout. Deny that some of the spectacle he's created in films like inception and dunkirk is initially impressive but rarely does it resonate beyond the moment outside of Memento Only Heath Ledger performance in the dark knight manages to break free of his overly engineered overly complicated labyrinths. So can I say on behalf of both of us Eric we hear what you're saying but you're completely wrong and I can say we hear what you're saying because I can completely disagree with him on virtually everything he said, but agree with him on one thought, which is as much as I love the spectacle and the big budget stuff I'd have no issue with him going back to make a taught being movie like Memento. Maybe maybe that's it. I don't know but yeah, something like that was going to be really exciting John Dempsey I voted interstellar. Thank you. John It's the riskiest film he's made since Memento Nolan often hides behind his puzzle box constructions but an interstellar, they're real breakthroughs, his characters express hurt disappointment grief and hope and I hope he infuses more of his future films with these ingredients even if it means fewer plot twists. And explosions shout out too Jessica chastain who is the key to the movie success? Here's a note from. Logan brick most of Nolan's work is about emotionally stunted or otherwise damaged men who make great personal sacrifices for the sake of their duty in the world whatever it may be this idea might be interesting throughout even his most fantastical films. But in the prestige, it comes down to reality in the prestigious personal because Nolan has. Endured the sacrifices of an artist and I gotta say Adam you know we'll talk again about where prestige now for me but I was encouraged to see it this high up in the poll with listeners votes in second place, you know with seventy percent because I felt up to this point that was one that's not talked about quite as much in his career, some of the other titles. So that was encouraging encouraging for. Me To as you'll see in a moment when I get to my ranking but I feel differently actually, I've always felt like the prestige is one of those movies that is always in people's top three or the movie that they say is truly their favourite Nolan film. So didn't surprise me quite as much. Let's see if you'll surprise me Josh with your ranking, you get the honors I start at the bottom all ten films. Bring us to your number one. All right. Let me run through these quickly here in last place is the Dark Knight rises than I've got insomnia following interstellar. Batman begins the prestige, the Dark Knight. Memento. Inception and Dunkirk. So as far as what has shifted for me, the Dark Knight rises fell a Little Bit I. Know You love it Adam. Probably the least rewarding revisit even if there are still things that I do admire about it interstellar I know it didn't jump up high enough for you at, but it did move up two slots to wear it is at now definitely under rated some things about it but I still think it's it's one of those the grass but the grasp there for Nolan, you know just was a little further than. If further that his nerve. But then what we actually got the prestige again, just praised it I do think it's really good but it fell a little bit for me. There were some character issues especially with those supporting characters the dead wife Trope was least successful I think for me with the prestige. So that fell a little bit. Here's the one that jumped up and the real significant shift I think for me memento going to third place switch puts it on that tier really with inception and with dark night for me as just an incredibly accomplished. Brazen film for for a second film from a moviemaker and the performances resonated with me much more this time. Honestly, it just been a long time since since I'd seen memento and I had taken for granted slash forgotten how impressive it is. So did move that one up a couple of slots and dunkirk. Yeah I mean we'll get to it maybe when we talk a little bit more about our best picture. Choices, but it did stay in that top slot for me Okay. Here's my ranking. Following..
"Welcome to film spotting, we will get to our Nolan Review Awards. Later in the show, we might have an for those awards picked out by. Then we might not. We will share our awards for favourite supporting performance and lead performance from this retrospective of the work of Christopher Nolan will also share our picks for best Nolan moment in the overall best moment or seen after we have revisited all ten of Nolan's films and that will culminate with our Christopher Nolan rankings. The definitive Christopher ranking for each of us one to ten will there be some shifting Adam Gimme a tease. Shifts definitely from the last time, I posted a Nolan ranking on letterbox. There's been some movement Yep me too one I think you'll like I don't know if you'll like it enough, but you will like it I though the World War Two movie from Christopher Nolan that we didn't know we needed dunkirk. The enemy tanks stop. Why? Why waste precious tanks when they can pick from the. Barrel. Their full hundred thousand men only speech. Your position. Josh, coming into this rewatch was that done kirk is Christopher, Nolan's best film and there's at least one longtime listener and regular commentator who agrees with you that we are culminating this overview triumphantly with the filmmakers greatest achievement Adam Grossman in Vancouver says like many of us. I've completed my Christopher Nolan Review. Biggest takeaway hoover is a really hard were dispel. Well, second takeaway. I've decided dunkirk is Nolan's career highpoint while my heart loves interstellar the most good on you Adam and I. Hugely Admire. and. The Dark Knight for what they meant to Action Cinema and Superhero movies respectively dunkirk is his masterpiece got laid down for you tenant. I just don't know how anyone could argue that the legend of dunkirk could be told any better the setup and the first eight minutes alone from the falling paper from the sky to the distress. Cry of where's the bloody air force is a wonder of a short film. In itself, the lack of dialogue works perfectly for what this movie wants to achieve with. Hans. Zimmer's relentless scored doing all the audio work that's necessary among all the chaos. There are frequent moments of grace. Kenneth. Branagh face as Commander Bolton as the cavalry arrives in the form of the civilian vessels the empathy as Peter Tells Killian Murphy's PTSD soldier. The young George will be okay and no moment more than the shot. Be Okay and no more than a shot of Tom Hardy's planes silently gliding over the beaches of dunkirk knowing his job has been done. dunkirk is also uniquely Christopher Nolan Movie One where his signature use of time has never melded together better and more cohesively than it does in the final twenty minutes of this film while Dunkirk will understandably never be a wholly enjoyable or easy rewatch. It's one that gets richer and richer with repeat viewing. Now, Adam Mention Nolan signature use of time, and that is one aspect of dunkirk among others that certainly connects to his entire body of work. But there are other aspects that Mark Dunkirk is unique. It is only film that is based on historical events, which means it is inherently rooted in the past and yet I'd argue it is only film that truly feels present tense meeting there are no. Dead parents or wives or forsaken children or other tragic events haunting the air's barrier played by Tom. Hardy the Moles Army private Tommy fiene whitehead or for the most part the sees Mr Dawson played by Mark Rylance like all Nolan protagonist there's plenty of personal sacrifices on display but no guilt no sense of futility about toning past actions just the seemingly futile need to survive the current event that they. Are Tragically experiencing here's something else that argues unique about dunkirk as we every other commentator on Dolan's work is discussed in some form or fashion for all those dead parents and wives and foresaken children. There's nothing so emotional or borderline sentimental in any of his previous films as the climax of inception and yes, mileage may vary there which led to interstellar and not only mcconaghy's crushing breakdown watching twenty three. Years Worth of miss video messages from his family but the verbalize message love is the one thing we're capable of proceeding that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that even if we can't understand it, it's hard to imagine any character in previous Christopher Nolan movies saying something like that which led to Dunkirk am I crazy josh this is his most blatantly sentimental and even heart film. And if so is that what establishes Dunkirk as his best its balance of coldness the sober portrayal of the hell of war of life in the misguided choices, some men will make when facing death with warmth. In the compassionate inspiring choices some men will make to maintain a way of life. So a lot of subtleties in that question and you're onto something so you're not crazy I think I would distinguish. The word blatantly, I. Don't think this is blatantly emotional or moving, but I do think you're onto something in the fact that it is maybe his most heartwarming in where it ends up and let me kind of try to parse those. You're right as long as the Nolan Canon has convulsing McConnell. Interstellar is going to be his most blatantly emotional I mean you can't have a scene like that without registering that on it surface. That's his most emotional movie. But I will also say that I find Dunkirk to be his most emotionally affecting movie maybe even more. So than inception, which we about how I did find that very moving especially in the character of Mal. So yet dunkirk is really a unique thing even as it's working within the strands and trends that we have been tracing in Nolan's other films, I. Think the heartwarming aspect is probably a part of that. You've nailed it there in that it brings us to a place that. Is One of Constellation and I think it's earned because I think up until that point we have just been suffering alongside all of these other characters in so many ways and we've also been recognizing as the movie does that this is You know a an account of a military failure, a huge defeat and so for the movie to kind of offer, some sort of solace at the end of that I think is. In proportion and well
Christopher Nolan's Sci-FI Thriller 'Tenet' Delayed Indefinitely
"Off Hollywood's calendar indefinitely. NPR's Bob Mondello reports They have a season killing ripple effect when the rest of Hollywood was backing away from opening dates in May and June. All I have for you is a word, everyone in the business put their faith in Christopher Nolan sci fi thriller, It'll open the right doors. Some of the wrong ones. Two doors tenant needed to open our in multiplexes. All the movie studios have been pushing back theatrical openings over concern about the pandemic, with some titles, even jumping straight to streaming. But Warner Brothers and director Nolan, whose blockbusters inception, Dunkirk and the Batman Dark Knight trilogy have made billions of dollars on the big screen were adamant that there $200 million thriller would be the 10th pole that would hold up the summer moviegoing tent. When theater chains got open, they said tenant would bring the crowd is about survival for theater owners. It is about survival all through the spring, Nolan and Warners held firm. That they would premiere tenant in cinemas on July 17. But as it became clear that theater chains would not be fully opened by this past weekend, that date slipped first to July 31 then 2 August 12 and now Warner's has taken tenant off its release calendar, promising to quote share a 2020 release date. Imminently Endquote TheStreet. Dio also said it would not be giving tenant a traditional global day and date release industry speak for opening all over the planet at once. Warner's didn't specify what a nontraditional release might look like. That part is a little dramatic Speculation in film circles has been that given the rising number of covert 19 cases in the U. S, and the flattening of curves elsewhere. A studio might try premiering tenant overseas, Christopher Nolan blockbusters tend to do 2/3 of their business in foreign countries and some major territories, South Korea, Japan, China and a few European markets have been re opening cinemas predicting box office grosses in that sort of fragmented here, and their release, though, would require a crystal ball or the abilities of the film's leading man with a future. Inversions without those powers. Let's just note that in China and South Korea when cinemas have reopened, they've done so with stringent social distancing protocols and fewer Showtime's to allow for deep cleaning of auditoriums. Theaters operating at, say 30% of their usual capacity will not be turning out a lot of box office records. That will also be true at cinemas in the US and of course, some of the biggest movie markets here are still in one form or another of lock down. It would be unprecedented to premiere a major blockbuster and not play New York or Los Angeles on opening weekend. But right now, A lot of things are unprecedented. Bob Mondello NPR news
"To film spotting the last couple of weeks. Josh have seen some of the most high profile new releases we've had since movie theater shutdown back. In March Hamilton arrived on Disney plus two weeks ago. We talked about that on last week's episode also last week. I recommended Gina Prints by woods, the old guard with Charlene Darren. That came to Netflix's weekend. And that's when you caught up with Josh and they understand. You liked it. Maybe not as enthusiastically as I did, but you went forward. Okay? Yeah, consider me. Me a fan, I think I probably became a little more wearied by the gunplay. Which you mentioned was your talked about it probably a little more than you did, but yeah, definitely appreciated and think it's something that people should check out. Last weekend also saw the release of the World War Two thriller Greyhound with Tom Hanks that's on apple, plus neither of us have had a chance to see that yet, but fellow critics have assured us that the nation's fathers and grandfathers have a new favorite movie and Josh. Also last weekend, the new horror film relic available on demand. Palm Springs. The groundhog day inspired comedy which is available on. You saw relic. We both saw Palm Springs, and we'll give each of those a little bit of time later in the show, but first tires. Please cue up our review discussion of Christopher. Interstellar. We haven't mentioned our mission does not work if the people on our dead by the time you pull it off. That this far any human history, not far no! Doubt. Yes, you are yes, you are. Upon, its release in two thousand fourteen atom, we gave interstellar a robust thirty minute review. You were hugely enthusiastic. I was mixed to negative. You remain a big Fan and you've seen it sense I believe right. Yeah, all right in two thousand seventeen. They're going meter. Yup, at the music box theatre where it's going to be playing again this weekend actually here in Chicago in seventy millimeter interstellar currently ranked number two on your Nolan. List for me this. Who've review was my first revisit sense two thousand fourteen now on the two of us. The movie has a score of seventy four. Critic among critics that's considered generally favorable, and for what it's worth. Most of Nolan's movies hover around the seventies on metacritic Dunkirk. That's his highest rating there with a ninety four. So that's where we stood. But where do we stand now in two thousand twenty? Have you add them passed through a wormhole and come out on the other side to see the error of your ways have I been sucked into a black hole trapped behind some cosmic bookshelf as punishment until I admit the air of mine. We could relitigate are twenty fourteen debate. We could revisit the same points. We both brought up, but I'm not sure how fruitful that would be I'm happy to do some of that and I promise I will not bring up a certain nineteen, sixty eight sci-fi epic. You declared verboten when discussing interstellar listeners, they can revisit that whole discussion in the archives at film spotting dot net episode five fifteen. Today. I'd like to start where that review ended in a last-minute attempt to bring me on board Adam. You asked me if I wasn't just plain thrilled watching interstellar. If setting aside my complaints quibbles, I couldn't admit to having a thrilling movie going experience. I quickly answered in the negative and we moved on. Watching interstellar again, and this was before I, release into I review or even read what I had written about in two thousand fourteen. This was the exact question I found myself asking especially in the context of our overview with so many Nolan films fresh in my mind at their best. His movies do thrill me. They get me Giddy. There's always a moment. Nolan blows your Noggin, intellectually emotionally existential early, and all I can do is let out a Guffaw of appreciation. We've already talked about some of these. These moments in our overview. I think of Memento where Leonard says I'm chasing this guy. Nope he's chasing me. Or how about the image of the hats in the prestige? When we realize what's really going on here and I know you care less about it than I, do Adam, but the spinning top in those final moments of inception. Wow on twitter this week marking. The tenth. Anniversary Kevin Geogra- Nov, said this a decade later and I still remember the entire pact prescreening audience audibly gasping at the smash cut ending. That was me.
'Fat Guys at the Movies' Kevin Carr on reopening of theatres amid pandemic
"We are joined by our guys at the movies guy Kevin Kerr and Kevin I know theaters are opening here in Pinellas county they're gonna open up again right now the much to the chagrin of some but the movies themselves aren't being made anymore now than it's going to be a while probably for Hollywood cranks it up again and well yeah I think people are waiting and seeing what's going to happen because the movie that's that's next on the slate the next one that that had a release date that did not get moved his talent which is David of seasoning which is Christopher Nolan's latest film he of course did inception and the dark knight movies in interstellar and Dunkirk and this is going to be a big movie part of it is it's a seventy millimeter film the once showed him thirty five millimeter and seventy millimeter to my Max but it's also two hundred million dollars so you need to have as many theaters open and you got to have them being able to play and you also have to have a sort of that consumer confidence of people going out to do it you can't deal with the suppressed audience now they just dropped attendance trailer yesterday last night and it is it does not have a release date all the trailer but according to the website it's still coming out on July seventeenth so we'll see before there's new content that that's coming out I think this is one of those you know what came first chicken or the egg the reader is going to open up a nationwide or are they gonna start releasing movies first and and that's something but I think it's a wait and see I think there's there's still some time left for this to be pondered could you see because the state of Georgia is opening up and we know that there's a lot of film incentives out there could you see Hollywood packing up and maybe going out east to Georgia to get some of this film work done for future movies well here's the problem with actually ramping up the production as well is it the there's there's the insurance issue that that every large production had carries of some sort of production insurance it says that they're going to be able to continue to produce and make this movie and that there's not something that's going to happen to it like a great example is in the fast and furious movie there this is one of the best movies there in the middle of making and Paul Walker died and then change the schedule and change the budget and changed everything they had insurance that covered that it's gonna be very hard to start up production on anything with any sort of coronavirus insurance so like the big productions are still out you know I E. independent doesn't matter where they where they go even Tyler Perry's talk about opening up but you're going to have to have distancing there as well either talking about producing smaller movies like a Blumhouse is going to be doing something Michael bay has one that he wants to start producing very soon but those are going to be smaller low budget the productions are not gonna be the two hundred million dollar blockbusters well they're going to be interesting to see how it all plays out and I guess going to be big for Netflix and Hulu and all of those like that
The Dark Knight Trilogy (Nolan #4)
"Welcome to film spotting so Josh. We've arrived at the stage of our Nolan who've review where we've actually reviewed the films on the show previously the first three films in the series following Memento and insomnia all predate film spotting this week. We're revisiting Nolan's dark knight trilogy. Two thousand five's Batman begins which started. It was one of the first films reviewed on the show. Way Back in two thousand five. That movie came out in June. The show began in March of. Oh five unfortunately. Our Review on episode eighteen of the show has been archived in the basement of Wayne Industry headquarters along with all the other films. Spotting PROTOTYPES COW. Can't hear me out among the disappointed listeners. Who went to search for that review? Just today thinking I'd be able to hear Sam. I thought it would be good preparation you know like to do. My homework. Couldn't find it so we'll have to unearth that at some point. Yeah I'll have to give you a tutorial on searching the archive film spotting website. Because it's there but you can bet. I did not seek it out interest in listening to the archive that I found only went back to. I forget what show but it wasn't this one so yeah I'll have to get to to`real but with that review lost a time. I guess the best thing we can do for now is move on to version two point. Oh world like to disappear. Barron staff was not for the parents to serve. Justice cannot let pass. If you yourself and you become something else. Dialing our Christopher Nolan overview stays on chronological track at least for the moment with two thousand five's Batman Begins Adam. This is Nolan's big-budget high profile. Follow up to insomnia which itself was a medium budgeted studio. Follow up to his indie breakout. Memento what did I expect from Batman begins in two thousand? Five Nolan was already on my radar as a special talent superhero movies. Were something I enjoyed but aside from Tim Burton's Batman Installments and Sam Raimi's Spiderman Efforts Spiderman. Too by the way came out in two thousand and four I felt Comic Book Films. Usually fell into a fairly predictable box. The question for Batman begins then was whether or not the John. Laura would bend to Nolan's promise or Nolan would bend to the genre in two thousand five to my mind. Nolan's will one out even next to Burton and Raimi's Work Nolan's take on the superhero film stood out as distinct. It was dark. It was intense and above all it was rooted in a real world. Specificity that was recognizable while building his costume. I love that Bruce Wayne Orders some ten thousand bat ears that turn out to be unusable. This Bruce Wayne and even Batman could exist just like us he had to do Amazon returns. That first impression of Batman begins makes me think that I watched it through the Lens of a Superhero Movie. Perhaps with tempered expectations this time. Though in the midst of our review I was decidedly watching it through the Lens of a Christopher Nolan movie and from that perspective keeping in mind masterful later efforts like the prestige which was Nolan's next film the Dark Knight which doubles down on much of what made Batman begins so throwing inception and dunkirk. That begins played as far more conventional. It has Nolan touches to be clear deception traumatized characters narrative twist but they each seemed a bit better towards the genre this time around something of a compromise. If in understandable one given where Nolan was in his career ultimately I think my original impression is probably the correct one and we can maybe get into a tangent here atom on whether or not a films original context matters. Most I think that's especially applicable. Maybe to dark knight rises but either. Way Adam. I'm curious what frame of mind you're in while revisiting Batman begins for our Nolan overview. Did you approach it as a superhero movie which in twenty twenty means contending with the reality of the MC you or did you assess it more? On a Nolan scale you know from interstellar on the bottom to the top where you'll find dunkirk. How dare you? I love how you unnerve me heading into my reply here and maybe that's appropriate because even though you answered it. I see what you're trying to do I'm onto you. You're actually previewing are pending discussion of the Dark Knight by presenting me with a joker like Dilemma Harvey. Rachel press the button and kill the other passengers. Risk them killing me Nolan movie or Superhero Movie. Your just an agent of chaos. Josh always knew what do I look like a guy with plan on one hand? I wasn't looking at this film. This trilogy of films as a Nolan creation consciously and I am it would be happening unconsciously of course just by the nature of this little project that we have set out on at the same time. I was eager to see this origin story again because just like I suppose bruce being forever scarred by his encounter with the bats I'm gonNA forever be blessed with the memory of my first superhero movie. Richard Donner's Superman. It's been talked about a little bit over the years here on the show and among its many thrills it shows us who Clark is how we got Earth those early discoveries of his gifts running alongside the train kicking that football. This first demonstrations of his abilities and helping people as Superman. That's the stuff I ate up. Then that's the stuff. I still eat up now. The Fun stuff. I guess that equate with Superhero movies. That is lost the darker. You alluded to this the darker. The more realistic the more serious. These movies get honestly the more these films feel less like Superman and more like James Bond. And that's definitely the case in this trilogy. I think this is where we really see. It happen right. Where Superhero Movies did turn into? Something else became something else in pop culture. We watched it unfold over the course of these. Three movies didn't we? I think that's fair. I think you could roll in watchmen there but that was two thousand nine so this was ahead of that.
Billie Eilish to sing theme song for new James Bond movie
"Producers have announced the new sound of James Bond today here's Deborah Rodriguez he's won Oscars for Dunkirk interstellar and The Lion King now composer Hans Zimmer fry is handed a bond movie franchises official Twitter account confirms he'll replace Dan Roemer in the next double oh seven production no time to die and we now know who will saying the new bond theme song thank you yeah it's American teenager Bailey island Billboard
'Downton Abbey,' 'Breaking Bad,' and Why TV Is Still Jealous of Movies
"Chris. You're here along with Amanda because you know a lot about television and Amanda and I are for a little bit out on television sort of as a general rule. I'm post. TV POST TV separate succession. Now there are some television shows that I love. I started to watch when this weekend that I think is incredibly well made which is called unbelievable but I was just home with my mom for a little while and she while she's a stranger to cable news but she adorable still gets a lot of her news from the newspaper so two days later she'll be like. Did you hear about Joe. Biden and I'll like what what do you mean. Did something new happens you know. Did you hear about this phone. Call and that's just what you did with unbelievable where you were like. I'm breaking to you guys that there's this show well no now. I admit I am one one week late and you've already covered the show on the WOK yeah. We've already covered the sh the show on the site. I just didn't have the time to get to you. I hear you I'm seeing all these movies but one thing that is interesting that it's happening right now is is that I even though the just happened and even though TV is having this incredible boom time I feel like TV is still a little jealous of the movies and we know that because Downton Tanabe rather than comeback as an eight part miniseries has decided to become a full length feature film and the people said. Yes they said Yes to the tune of thirty three million dollars a lot of money for an extension of the Downton Abbey University was a show that was popular and a phenomenon sort of when it started. I believe the first episode of the Hollywood respective podcasts was a recap of the Dow naby premier guess which is just amazing what times past its Niche Butler's Butler's and and and you know that's a show that I liked and I really did you recap Amanda you recap what an amazing time capsule of our life on the Internet in creating culture and now it's a fulling feature feature film which is something that I think twenty years ago it had happened you would have said Downton Abbey really grew up and stepped up to the big leagues in this case. I wonder how you guys feel about what what it means to extend what was once a broadcast. TV Show into movie platform and also like why why this movie work. Why did it work so well. I have a couple of sites and the answer answer of why to turn it into a feature film is money which worked out because it made thirty three million dollars we had a great piece on the ringer last week by writer named Kate Loyd who's based in London and it was he's about the downtown Abbey Economy essentially in how the show changed both tourism in the UK and like she went to a lot of fancy locations and like talk to British these people but also how it changed the British TV industry and down abby the show. Was this wakeup call I think for people in the UK okay that people would from other parts of the world would watch when these costume dramas it was kind of a revival of the costume drama and also had a finance the shows so that they could me distributed around the world and so the piece argues that you know everything from peaky blinders to howards end to all of the things that we now consume and treat as part of the television firmament at least the latest generation of them are a result of Downton Abbey success right that show relaunch yeah Adia so in that way. It's not that surprising to me that it did while because it was like a legitimate phenomenon and we've lived with it for a long time in maybe season six. I wasn't as great as season one but it made a lot of money in a lot of people liked watching it. It's short relief to because the two other big releases over the weekend and that it beat out were ad Astra which was covered at length on this podcast last week and as a movie that I would recommend people see and Rambo last blood. Did you catch up with that Chris. I didn't see I saw ad Astra instead of Rambo because this was not playing anywhere near me. Oh that's a shame why was that I woke neighborhood for you. so neither of those films which are very male centric stallone doesn't play well in. Philly yeah that's a good point you'd think he'd be in every theatre getting but I guess partially one of the the reasons why down succeeded so well is because a lot of women saw this movie and it was the primary opportunity for women at checkout films one week after hustlers dominated the box office and sensing a trend here if you like this happens four five times a year when people are like there are movies for women as well yeah. I think that's true also float yes women see movies. Rah Rah route whatever old people really see movies and the theatres is there is nothing better to do with your time if you got a mom or Gramma Ma than to take them and see the Downton Abbey. That is just wholesome entertainment for everyone so I think that that is as important. The age is as important as the gender breakdown on this one. Let's let's just very quickly. Even though Chris has not seen the downton movie talk about what's good about the downs and movie you and I attempted to recap the film for Chris via slack last week. You feel like we did a good job. Ah Yeah I think so recognized all the names. All the actions made sense I just did they didn't really come together in a sort of visual sentence for me so that is actually a notable spoke to Michael Angler about this. It is a little bit of Downton on steroids. You know the theme music is amplified in such a way that maybe they had three hundred more brass instruments. Mintz played playing the theme song. There's a lot of drone shots of Downton Abbey. It is it is a a muscular rise version of this upstairs downstairs costume drama the film itself did strike me though I think you may have originally said this to me as just one long episode of Downton Abbey to me it was like a Christmas special sel which they do in the UK and I think it was the season two Christmas special of Downton Abbey which is when Matthew and Mary finally get together and like kissing the snow outside outside of the side of the House I would say it's on par with the Christmas special except for like to party set-pieces instead of one as you said and fancier dresses addresses and I guess there's like a first episode climax halfway through the movie and then a second episode kind of bringing everyone home. The thing is downstairs to get into some hijinks and then there's ramifications upstairs. It's crazy what happens on almost like it's upstairs downstairs I thought it was an enjoyable movie and I'm not surprised that it was successful. I'm surprised it was successful. It was also the biggest movie in the history of focus features which just fascinating I have spoken to some people who worked worked on this movie and they have when they acquired the rights to release this movie. They said we have our IP. We have our version of superhero movie and focus features. That's what I was. GonNa say really leans into that older audience that you're talking about the identify women as their audience much more clearly and this is a part of the same strategy so I wouldn't say necessarily the Ad Astra had this problem but I do think that it is near impossible to sell anything anymore without some pre existing kind of awareness of what you're getting when you walk into it just because there's so many options for people that if you just sorta like here's a movie about butlers and rich people story. Michelle dockery people are going to be like I don't know but if it's something that they have this decade long relationship leashes ship with if they have the kind of extra screen relationship that they have they cared about and if there is like I was I was watching a lot of linear television this week because I was with my mom. We were watching the Ken Burns documentary. There was down Abbey stuff sandwich. Every episode of the Ken Burns Documentary Music talking to the country music to let you know it's coming out. Here's the history of the show. Here's a recap of everything that happened. Here's the making of the show like they actually did their push. It just just happened on public television. We didn't see it as much necessarily as like Robert Downey junior driving around in an Audi with a Samsung phone pushing vendors do you think that this is now now a sort of MCI -ation of Downton or is this just a one off thing that they struck gold on this one movie or is there going to be another one have been teasing the sequel for weeks. Now that's yeah yeah they've been talking about how the possibilities open and I think you know which is code for. Yes it will happen and they certainly leave the door open in the movie. Everyone is in in a happy place but more hijinks cannon sue and I'm sure well a Dan. I'm curious how far you can probably only take down into world war. Two 'cause post World War. Two I think all of those states just for their museums museums the economy economy of the upper class in the UK just breaks down and it's just not how upstairs downstairs doesn't really apply as much anymore the film kind of glances at the end to the how much longer can this go on which I thought was an interesting potential way to seal office equal in the end zone dunkirk what we'll talk about this more. Maggie Smith is in this movie Maggie Smith Chris do modify spoil Israel okay. I guess if you are really really strict about spoilers. Turn it off now. Even but Maggie Smith gives a speech that's kind of like a farewell speech but notably nothing actually conclusively happens to whether Maggie Smith math will be in future episodes of down nappy. TV show or something happens to her but then they're like. We'll see what happens yeah she could've done urge becomes iron man. It's incredible credibly. She defeats the end of the movie. It's wild. It's nineteen twenty seven in this movie that's right. They've got like twenty more years. Yeah okay. What's interesting to me about. This is is the movies in theaters. It's an extension of a television show there have been there's been the super sizing of TV shows into movie form a lot over the last year. This isn't the first first time it's happened. In the ninety. s we saw the kind of like met a rift commentary on things by having. Beverly hillbillies movies and Brady Bunch movies now what we have is just a more clear extension of the stories that originally told there was a dead movie earlier. This year was a between two ferns movie also released over the weekend which is not quite the same serialized television but is in the same tradition in a way away and then in October. We have a breaking bad movie called El Camino Dave Dina do this for a long time. They've been dying to get this kind of multiplatform storytelling going because of the amount of money there is if you can actually do what they wanted to do with dark tower where you can tell something that has has a feature presentation that maybe is the sort of the danger of the story but like you have other storylines going on TV and that you could actually create a like twelve month a year sport out of your story. That's why they want you know and now there are different things now.
'The Goldfinch' paints dull picture from prize-winning book
"Donna tarts 2013 book the Goldfinch won a Pulitzer Prize for its story of a boy whose mother dies in bombing. It is an epic tale of grief life abandonment friendship drugs and stolen painting of a Goldfinch now the Goldfinch has been adapted into a movie starring Ansel elgort Oaks vaguely Nicole Kidman Luke Wilson Jeffrey Right in Wolf Hart and Sarah Paulson. I'm Stephen Thompson this week on pop culture happy hour from NPR. You're talking the Gold Bitch of the movie movie and the book that spawned in here with me in the studio is very hardiman. Who was the books editor for Weekend Edition. Hello Bury. It is a pleasure to have you here. Also with us is writer Katie Presley Wrestling Hello Katy Hi there and also joining us writer Chris Clinic Hello Chris. I've seen Goldfinger a hundred times. I'm so excited to talk about so I'm not going to start with you and give you a couple of minutes to regroup start with Berry. You've read the book have and you've seen the movie. Would you think think well I will say that this movie suffers from something that I think often happens when you try to maybe be just slightly to faithful full to a in terms of literary adaptation the book which is a doorstop of a book and has so many places and plot points. If you reduce it down to its plot points it becomes a very and then this and then this and then this and then this and the movie to me felt very plop. PLOP PLOP PLOP plot plot. Here's a lovely actor plop. PLOP PLOP PLOP plot and in their ways in which you know as you read the list of actors in it and I heard Ansel elgort oaks vaguely. I thought well that sounds like a more interesting movie because it didn't it sort of lost some of its Dickensian deal of the book because it seems to me. Maybe you had a director who was so who wanted to be. He's just so faithful to the book that he he neglected to tell the real story of the book which I think you can do and lose truly like maybe half off of the plot. which in some ways is maybe how I felt about the book? I think Donna Tart is marvelous. I am a huge secret for history fan and this is a hard one to do. You're telling this story that spans a number of years and and that involves a lot of characters being played by multiple actors unless you are Nicole Kidman your role is is split between only do a roll if she can play a forty year span in a in a characters life exactly so so this is a sprawling story so to summarize a little bit of that plot boy named Theo he he is at a museum with his mom. The museum bombed his mother dies and feel winds up taking a painting from the museum and that painting has an impact on his life as the the movie follows him through his childhood and his young adulthood so there there is a lot there's a lot of character development to pack into this story and it sort of follows the the fate of this kid and of this painting Katie. Would you think a dark secret about me as a reader is I really am not generous wis.. It's morally questionable characters so I think in order like you're supposed to be in order to be an intelligent reader your supposed to appreciate morally A. and big. US or even morally repugnant characters because they're interesting. I can't stand them. I'm a nice person right like do do it in the streets apparently able in the sheets of a book. Yes the book. Write it on a bathroom. Okay life so what made the book interesting to me was that the central question of the book is a question of moral ambiguity like a boy away who is very recently concussed has just been in a has just been the victim of a terrorist attack plucks painting out of a museum because he thinks he's supposed post to because a dying man has told him to and then as he gets older he realizes what he's done and it becomes a dark web kind of closing in in on him what he's done and the sorts of people who want in on what he's done somehow the movie didn't capture that complexity to the character of Theo. I'm very judgy of unlikeable. Characters is the pithy way of saying it that is a fundamental part of who theo is is that the way that he processes the trauma of losing his mother and being in that explosion is by getting into some really shady stuff and I think the the elgort performance manages to lose that but also doesn't gain any charisma so felt like a very flat performance to me and not performance is central to you have to care about him if you're going to care about this story. He's the one that makes you believe that. The painting is magical. He's the one that makes you believe that the object of his affection is Helen of Troy like worth all affection and that his caretaker is as benevolent as he is. There's so much magic that the book has time came to expand upon through. Theo's is the movie didn't give you so. I came out feeling Gosh. That was awfully pretty gosh. I'm glad I read that Gorgeous Book Doc. Gosh why I'm hungry. It was long. That was the last thing hunger what you came out all right. How about you Chris Yeah. I didn't quite finish the novel before I saw the movie because it is a few pages shy of eight hundred pages so it is about three times the length of a typical novel so even a two and a half hour movie movie is a very hurried very condensed adaptation of this. I think I agree with with Katie's macro critique of how the you know. The movie tells the story and loses nearly all the subtext I sort I thought I would enjoy that more because Theo is the narrator of the novel and we get a little bit of voice over from him in the film but not very much not in his his head you know living with his perceptions the way you are for every word of this again eight hundred page book. I think this movie needed a director with a more a deft hand at combining time period. This is a you know a film and novel that jumps back and forth between our Neri narrators thirteen and when he's I dunno twenty eight or thirty or something Christopher Nolan is a director who does this this really well. Sorry I know always the person defending the Chris Nolan movie in this in this corner but he might have found a way to make it even longer that's not fair. That's got dunkirk but yeah but that thing that this film attempts were were were making the something that is chronologically prior to most of what we've seen gene feel like the emotional climax of the film that is the kind of card trick that he can pull off in this director John Crouch John Crowley who made Brooklyn which I which I like very much. That's a much much much simpler story. It's linear. I don't mean to diminish her or Sarandon's performance but I mean she's not morally conflicted in the way that that answer low Gorz that that Theo is in in this movie. I think that's a great a great adaptation this just I yeah it feels hammy plotting kind of workmanlike. I think it diminishes the book doc somewhat of the same reaction one thing that I kept thinking throughout this movie was why is this a movie and not and I don't mean like why is this a movie like why does is this exist. I'm not sitting there with my arms folded but I'm thinking why isn't this and this is this is gonNA sound counterintuitive. Why isn't this an eight hour series. Why isn't this I mean. This is Amazon Studios. They could have made this as a as a long form TV project and given the filmmakers time to dry out these characters a little a bit better. This is an epic story. This is seven hundred seventy three page book. This is a two and a half hour movie and the movie somehow feels both rushed and slow oh and that's a really tough combination because they're racing through all these plot machinations and I just kept sitting there and it felt longer than two and a half hours. I just kept sitting there thinking. I don't feel like I'm getting to know these characters. I can tell we're a long way from the ending and yet at the same time at weirdly weirdly doesn't feel like anything's happening even though they're so much plot I found the experience of watching the movie to be really frustrating as much as it. It is beautifully shot. I think there are some lovely performances and then I think it's very nicely cast think oaks vaguely as young was a non he was. Aso Oh he was also in Pete's Dragon. Which is I know I've heard the name oaks vaguely before I think he's terrific. I think fin wolf hard as the OS Ukrainian best friend and that he meets when he has been transported to the horrors of the outskirts of Las Vegas. He meets this. He meets this kid. Boris played by and Woolford who has really thick accent and I'm so used to seeing fin wolf heart in the movies or in stranger things but I thought that was a strangely lovely performance really affecting performance. I liked the child actors in this a little bit more than some of the grownup performances. There are all these little components of it that I like. It's shot by Roger Deacons. WHO's an amazing cinematographer awesome. I was kind of a standard with his credit came up at the end because this is not a movie that I mean it's mostly indoors it. You know it doesn't have the kind of big visas of movies like bladerunner when she finally went his Oscar for or you know sicario or the Coen brothers movies he's made but yeah I I was surprised because it just felt like TV for me and not you know not prestige. TV necessarily kind of well. I think wow I mean I do but I do think that's part of it as it did feel like it had the tone of like a like a big little lies tight type story and partly because it enter Cole Kidman but like it felt like it should be on TV. I think that's right because the book itself self is also incredibly episodic. You have and she does this. I mean this is a very secret history a little friend kind of thing to do where she is interested in the interplay of these different worlds of being in the busy the teaming space of New York and the upper east side and then being in this wasteland of Las Vegas and then being the places you go and her books and the way that like class and police and person rub up against each other is is very important and again every idea in this movie feels very unfinished. He obviously understood that thing about class that she's talking about. He understood the thing about you know first impression and art and an in how trauma plays but everything only gets a glancing blow and had it banned you know here is the episode with Boris in Amsterdam. Here is the episode bestowed with Boris and unless Vegas. I think you would have gotten a little more of that and you know what would have been really nice as you know because the book doesn't really have a doesn't land the plane really you're really just sort of circling over a philosophy rather than a a plot ending you would have given the viewer more time to develop it on their own so I I walked out feeling sort of confused and I didn't have that feeling of you know even though I did feel the book's ending is finished I i. I still felt that I'd had an experience of all these things. There was a lot to talk about. There was a lot to think about. I did not feel this here except there was a lot to love in the apartment. I do want to shoutout Oh. My God will be but also hoagies apartment beautiful. I liked all the apartments actually the glimpses you got of the Os the apartment art that deals with his mother and the barber's so the Barbara's are the wealthy family that I take. Theo in immediately after the explosion and e barber is he's a friend of the owes a classmate they were closer as young boys than they are now but they take him in and misses Barbara's played by Nicole Kidman. Who who I gotta say has never I'm not in a coal kidman person and so I think one of the places that this movie faltered for me is it she was like a black hole and the camera just rested on her face gazing at Theo thoughtfully and I was like this is wasted time is not an idea exactly and like that so much of how she actually acts through her cheek bones those are the antenna you know you're watching them for curry action and just like the little movements at the corner of her mouth and I don't Act Shoe Willie find that very interesting. I'm cheekbone person. I like a good cheek bone but it felt felt contractual. It felt like Ms Kidman requires no fewer than fifteen minutes of close up on cheek and the character both in I will say this. This is true in the book and the Movie Opens Up Santa Clara yes in her older age. She her family encounters major tragedy that that compounds the sympathy see that she was already forming for Theo but when we're talking about these weird drops into melodrama added melodrama that was not necessary because the story sorry could be dramatic if you let it breathe a little bit more so like too much time on Kidman. She did not work for me. I did actually like her at her oldest eight in the movie. I saw all of her performances written on top of each other. I saw in your wife like a close match of the way that Hart describes the character but you don't have to do it. Exactly the way tart describes the character you can cast someone else you go a different direction. You know you can still you. An adaptation is not a straight st translation right. I do want to say one thing because if people do not want to see this movie which I would certainly understand after this conversation I will say the book itself is one if those wonderfully meandering tales that actually benefits from the time you spend reading it you know you dip into it for a new episode and the writing eating is absolutely incandescent the descriptions of the furniture the look at Las Vegas the even the descriptions of some of the emotions like the tears ears that fall out of his face that are unconnected to I mean they're they're all of these moments in the book that really stick with you and I will say I do think it is absolutely worth whatever time time you put in to this book too so I agree. I just you
Excessive rainfall and flash floods threaten central U.S.
"And other round of intense heavy rainfall anticipated across the already saturated west central Gulf region of the Gulf Coast and a moderate risk of excessive rainfall is in effect for the southeast Texas today in the south west Louisiana as an additional rainfall can only exacerbate the flash flood concerns that are in that area. You've seen the flooding in the streets of Houston, some of the areas that were already flooded a couple of years ago. And here we are back again and locally heavy. Rain and thunderstorms are possible in the south southeast at middle Atlantic and even the southwest this weekend in a four corner section out there of Mexico and Arezzo Anna, and Colorado and. Utah. Now, the rain is the heaviest right now around no Orleans, Louisiana and over towards Mississippi. It's raining pretty much all the way up to twenty in Mississippi and Louisiana and the eastern part of Texas, but that rain will dissipate somewhat in Texas today and concentrate more on the areas in Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana rain will move into other areas over the weekend and moved to the east, but the heaviest rain and the flooding will be right now in losing Anna and eastern, Texas where they just can't take any more rain now taking a look at up north. You've got a freeze warning in western New York state around Dunkirk Fredonia most of Michigan is under a freezer. Broths warning a hard freeze warning in northern Michigan this morning, you've got some high winds in western South Dakota out there towards rapid city. Some scattered showers in the central part of Montana. You've got a freeze and frost warning in eastern Colorado tonight and the northwestern corner of Kansas, which some scattered showers in central and south eastern Kansas today and other than that the roads are looking pretty doggone good looking pretty doggone good out there this weekend. So maybe you'll catch you break. Everybody
"dunkirk" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Go to Facebook dot com slash Joe Walsh. I have yet to see the movie Dunkirk. I want to see the movie Dunkirk. And hopefully, you have it sounds like it is a masterful production. Detailing and dramatizing one of the greatest rescue missions. In World War Two. But what I find fascinating. Is. The reaction. Of the left to this movie. I told you last week there there were. People on the left who objected to the fact that in Dunkirk the movie Dunkirk. Based on a real life event. History, you know history, but people on the left last week were complaining. That there weren't enough women. And minorities in the Phil. It was based on a real life event. Involving a lot of white men. And yet the left complained not enough blacks and not enough women. You just think for a moment. How utterly stupid and pathetic. That is. Well, there added again today, you've got feminists are upset you got this one feminist on the left Maria Claire. And she tweeted that Dunkirk. The movie Dunkirk, and I quote feels like an excuse for men to celebrate maleness and don't they get to do that enough already? The movie Dunkirk. Based on a real life of that. Involves a lot of men because it's based on a real life event. Involves a lot of men, and and this feminist thinks it's just an excuse to celebrate maleness. You know, you wonder. If a movie was made about slavery in America. Think about this should the actors portraying the slaves. Should they be black? What if somebody made a movie? About slavery in America. And all the actors portraying slaves were white. I think that'd be kinda stupid. Don't you? Don't you? Or a movie about the the birth of the feminist movement in America. What if all the female characters were played by men? Gosh. That would make sense. Wouldn't it? No, I don't think so. Just like a movie. About a rescue a great rescue in the World War. Be really stupid. If all the actors were black or if all the actors were female. Because in real life the real life characters. I hope I'm not I'm trying to dumb this down. I hope I'm not speaking too quickly. But but in real life. They were all white men. Yeah. They were all white men. Eight five five six four to fifty six hundred the left is stupid..
French Police and Dunkirk discussed on Morning Edition
"French police say they're carrying out anti-terror rates near the port city of Dunkirk today about two hundred officers are involved in the operation that covers homes and the headquarters of a specific groups. So far no arrests
The Latest: US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto
"Office so grateful for what you guys have done for thinking about mean and carrying about me just a normal person so it it really touches me and i think you the president refused to answer one question whether venezuela received anything in return for holtz release south korea's pushing hard to help the us salvage the singapore summit president moon jaein held a briefing after a surprise session with kim jong un of north korea at penmunjom reporter dunkirk in seoul who was really up to north korea to convene the meeting with kim jong un and north korean specifically requested that president moon not announce the summit the second summit in advance but rather to brief the world and koreans in particular after the summit which is exactly what he's done this morning here in seoul mr trump said last night negotiations are going along very well that the june twelfth meeting is still possible millions along the gulf coast from florida to louisiana are bracing for alberto the subtropical storm expected to swamp the region today hurricane specialist john cangelosi says the tampa bay area from fort myers up to camp a little north is a tropical storm warning up for that area and then there's also tropical storm warning up for much of the florida panhandle extending westward to mobile alabama area and toured toward the coastline of mississippi a prayer vigil was held last night in noblesville indiana for the two victims shot and wounded friday at a middle school the science teacher who intervened is being called a hero twenty nine year old jason semen hit by three rounds has now been released from the hospital seeming through a basketball to the gunman then tackled him were wounded female student is in critical condition the shooting suspect also a student is in custody being called a quiet revolution in ireland voters unanimously deciding to repeal one of the world's.
"dunkirk" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program
"It's all about they're angry germany and france and england seemed like they had some weird stuff that they the hash out there i don't know what was that what all that was about guess dunkirk was burnt of it i'd see later hey hey can't you wanna come out with us tonight you know what i was going to but my mom just left me this voicemail and she really sold me on this film darkest hour gotta go rent that immediately and carve out what was it about two hours of my my night do good i do think keene and impossible to debate dark is our you know which one of those two hours is the dark one because the other one pretty sunny what i think we just stumbled onto something kent brown's mom reviews reviews films and she just lee tell her which film to to watch she then calls kent leaves a voicemail with her forty second review at man film the i think our greatest challenge to come is when she has to review the dave damasec football program i'd also like to send her some hot segments from from money smith and see from petros and money or even from the broadcast booth when he's calling the next la chargers football game i'd like to hear cans mom on that one meantime i did get to talk with derwin james and i did tell him and i told roquan smith the same thing if i if you told me this is a fun exercise actually that we did with daniel jeremiah if you.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"Three after three episodes available rob shortland sitcom grinder just play over and over literally three of rock greider homely thing in the comedy tv so joe is cancelled because on repeat viewings it's viewings it's it's pretty good this if you're looking to go back and watch the greider if you can find it if you're on the over here we have so they watch him again cancelled watch him again point okay now i have a question though if you didn't like shape water any of you what movie would you have wanted pull them up a hero the nominees for people to refresh my memory the of water darkest hour which was the winston churchill movie dunkirk phantom thread paul tom sanderson three billboards outside ebbing missouri get out the post call me by your name lady bird and here jesse not to rub it in but i i want to be honest with you i watched four of those movies oh my plane no i watched dunkirk darkest hour phantom thread and three billboards outside ebbing missouri the post and the shape of water and lady bird previously so you see them all and i have not seen by your name that's the only one i hadn't seen about dunkirk dunkirk amazing the post didn't win because i felt that was another one those trying to win the oscar de do you feel i mean i feel like out of the ones that i've seen that get out i feel i should have won i feel like it was groundbreaking for a lot of reasons but also it spoke to a social issue in a very interesting way when you're looking back at the at the the year twenty eighteen like the shape of why this is what they're talking dasm the team is talking about later and that segment i don't feel like the shape of water says anything about the era that we're in.
"dunkirk" Discussed on You're Welcome! With Chael Sonnen
"This was some east coast pothead that supposed to be funny and they'll just declared to the world he's the guy i say it all the time and they're doing it with france's right now she's ba in this way for while she's talent a gal does not to bury francis in a ward women for formers for key keeping an angry look on your face and reading lines not on my watch have two points to questions follow up one did you see dunkirk that was the highest earning yeah movie delicate yes i did i it's not everything that they corrected up to be it's it's a good story the acting was limited they must have come in with a small budget of ethic they spend a lot on production within its been on on getting any stars with talent that's a fair analysis by half of the store was good at southcenter photography was great who cares was that fun to watch or not yes yes it was the final analysis as it was fun to watch but only barely only barely it's a good dunkirk so good move i actually don't want to pass oliver dunkirk dunkirk is a good movie but i think that dunkirk being in the for satian for movie of the year strengthens my entire analysis my entire final analysis the this was a really down year so what would you have put as best movie of the year this is cheils moment people okay well i'll share this with u k as much as i've pissed on these movies i don't really disagree with the nominations because again it comes back to let this was a down here it's why the oscars were down there there was no drama there was no build up it wasn't a great year for it's not two thousand six.
Kobe Bryant rape accusation resurfaces after "Dear Basketball" Oscar win
"Jimmy kimmel last night some of the big winner is last night like i said the shape of water was one of the winners last night adds the also then twose tell ya best animated feature was coco best director guillermo del toro for the shape of water best actor and i think this was richly deserved gary oldman from the darkest hour where he portrayed winston churchill still haven't seen that movie but certainly am making that uh at the top of my list for movies to see best film editing went to dunkirk i thought that was a fantastic movie best sound mixing best sound etiquette editing also went to dunkirk so lots of kaddoumi awards last night and i didn't get to see if i'm going to have to go back and check some of a because i don't know if it was ashley is political as everybody thought it was going to be because i will guarantee you that the folks at the academy said with set of weekend of we gotta get this out you see what happened near the grammys you've seen what happened at the golden globes you've seen what happened did all of these other awards shows where ratings absolutely tanked so i think there were a little more cautious last night in the academy awards but here's a guy now kobe bryant it won an oscar last night kobe bryant what the basketball guy won an oscar last night for best animated the best short film animated called dear basketball kobe bryant was accused of sexual assault and things back in two thousand and three so here's another guy that has been accused of sexual assault it takes home an oscar and i thought it was very interesting that here's jimmy kimmel you buy remember jimmy kimmel used to be the host of a television show called the man show where they would in every episode with the bucks some young ladies jumping up and down on trampolines well that's mighty uh enlightened of you mr kimmel and we also all remember that that famous scene where jimmy kimmel had something down his pants and he went out on hollywood boulevard in was asking women to identify what mr campbell had in his pants so the hypocrisy of jimmy kimmel and then all of a sudden for some reason he becomes the moral arbiter of the.
Roger Bannister, first runner to break 4-minute mile, dies at 88
"Five thousand customers are still without power in massachusetts over a million still without power throughout the northeast already cruiser the midwest heading here to help restore that power and students across massachusetts will get lectures from judges about the law and how the court system works have breaking news british running legend roger bannister has died soon cbs's larry miller looks back at the day that bannister made history in may 1954 on a cinder track in oxford england roger bannister became the first human to run a mile in under four minutes twentyfiveyearold medical student came from behind then after breaking the record fell exhausted into the arms of his coach oleg well i think i was very lucky although his record stood for just forty six days it's bannister who will be remembered he went on to become one of britain's top neurologist roger bannister was 88 larry miller cbs news london ninety of academy awards will be held this evening in los angeles and it seems host jimmy kimmel isn't shying away from last year's envelope gate mishap in a recent interview kimball said i wanted to happen again referring to last year's incident in which warren beatty and faye dunaway announced the wrong film as best picture based on kimmel's oscar promos a looks like producers of fine with poking fun at last year's gaffe tmz reports that beattie and dunaway will once again present the best picture oscar cbs's steve futterman previews the race for best picture there were nine nominees but two films appear to be the frontrunners the favourite is the shape of water a dark fantasy depicting the relationship between immutable men and an underwater creature i told you the princes without force what what put us the other film given the chances three billboards outside ebbing missouri the story of a mother seeking justice in the death of her daughters thousand first month here's a billboards i say another nominee is lady bird which tells the struggles of a teenage girl growing up in sacramento california i wanna go where culture in new york other nominees include get out dunkirk darkest hour look post phantom threads and call me by your name steve futterman cbs news another close golf force of skiers in.
David Ogden Stiers, "M*A*S*H" star, dead at 75
"The oscars good question turns out this is one year where there appears to be no clear obvious favorite for best picture two films have been battling each other the past few months for the top awards the shape of water and three billboards outside ebbing missouri a third film seems to have been gaining support the last few weeks get out and there are two additional films that some people feel also have a chance dunkirk and lady bird steve futterman cbs news hollywood one of the stars of a classic television show has died the best known for his raise the brilliance arrogance funny major charles winchester on the hit tv series mass fellow all i'm not winchester and your name is would that he would want to end more to his agents says actor david ogden stars is dive they'd 75 yet bladder cancer stars later became a successful voice actor and he was a gifted musician he was the resident conductor the newport symphony and had gas conducted for more than seventy orchestras all around the world sam litzinger cbs news kyw news time 511 we'll check traffic and transit next radio ninety four wip morning hinge locus i'll be on the morning team weekday mornings from five thirty till this would read and read navid did.
"dunkirk" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Resting on their laurels the rest of their lives i think uh if anything is going to upset it's going to be loving vincent right 'cause it's not area or depending on what the breadwinner is but i don't think anybody's willing to ferdinand cycle wind up upul winning an oscar what is this uh the moon skiers madam wu awards led target any tiger could cudchewing code what what are some what some good cal plans out big about this later the thing about the end of how andrea warriors what is this the academy awards tub her i get it yeah it's yet zuma tag raphy 'bladerunner twenty forty nine darkest hour dunkirk blood mud bound said blood downed mud bound and the shape of water insists he it's on the left side five or six thousand okay a l right under the one that i just now yeah okay 'bladerunner twenty forty nine literally the only thing i've heard about this movie he said it's really long eight looks phenomenal cinematography have to do with how long a movie is well yeah the war fell yes it's true and more cinemas the cinematographers responsible for buying whom rate ultimately yeah so like yes so like they had to buy a lot of film they had to negotiate a better price they're probably better at their job right at movies are short and you're just like cinematographer can by film ran out of film and add to wrap this up quick um i mean it should probably be dunkirk that wins dunkirk tom you and i thought we book out hats did you advocate yeah we got free dunkirk had yeah we were the dunkirk boys for an afternoon hello here we are again the dunkirk boys we got to see dunkirk earlier than anyone in america yeah thing almost by connections yeah.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"Why ali change and you know we could it you could argue that our conventional was really only goes back two years because that's when the makeup of the academy started dramatically changing so you know words are still in an era where there is an incredibly small sample size to deal with and trying to suss out how all this plays out alshams conference for an arm don't you want the guy had a win and it's interesting best record this year you'll between del toro christopher nolan and paul thomas anderson those are three different directors that have you know almost twenty years of an entire generation of people saying this is this is one of our guys so i said we just have to guess how many people in that generation are actually in the academy at this point exactly we'll by the way at one other potential advantage for dunkirk is how many people in hollywood have worked for christopher nolan on or how many people in the academy probably a fair number and assuming that they are proud of the work they've done in he isn't a complete asked on the sat which i have no reason to think than um they that that's at kept that can be an had been any one thing that we don't know about dunkerque that we don't know about the academy in general is we take for granted that people in the kraft branches that you know the editors nestling tucker first and the sound guys will vote for only things like dunkirk or things like sheep of water but it's it's hard to have that kind of narrow might him italian there might be a lot of sound guys out there that think that you know call me by her name was the vessel they saw last year conway team has great sound design to that stir to the there's this mentality to think that the people in the kraft branches will only respond to films that you know really utilize all the all the craft branches have to offer and that's just not necessarily true and we can't go in with them at tally in your when you write about la la land midnight last year you said if you're putting michelle.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"I say build up build build it was crazy bill to it it's insane art so if we adopt the theory vits it's going to take eliminating six or seven films from the ballot before anything can get over 50 percent then we're not even necessarily looking for what gets the most second or third place votes because when you eliminate that number of ballots it's going to go all the way down to fourth fifth and maybe even sixthplace votes that end up becoming firstplace votes because you know what your once five films have been eliminated and then you're going to reallocates reallocate votes for you the four films there is the left those four films might be you know in fifth place on several people's belts so ultimately what i think we're looking for this year isn't what film gets most firstplace votes and not what film gets the most secondplace votes what we're actually looking for is what film finishes lower than fifth on the fewest number of balance so what is like the most broadly represented in everyone's top exactly the closest to a consensus we can get in this on consensus ear looking for basically the film the fewest people strongly dislike yet so i don't think it'll be three billboards because i think that there are too many people that s feel robbed the wrong way by that film i don't think it'll be get out ladybird m as we saw i think mark harris tweeted about this a few weeks ago that he had been talking to academy members that seemed very dismissive about those movies when he would bring them up and they would say kind of like really or didn't we do that last year as though get out is nothing more than a black movie and so i don't think that those films will rank high enough on all the ballots i think there will be too many ballots were those ranked seventh eighth ninth in won't get that extra pump so i think we're really will hit either it to films it's going to be dunker shape of water because those the two that i think will be lower than fourth or fifth on the fewest number of ballots but you did do you not see that your example dunkirk events too so i think it'll be dunkirk that's a crazy or pay the ball a pregnant.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
"Gujral did win best picture look at byrd man the revenue um gravity um those films uh are are all like feats of directing craftsmanship that are sort of unparalleled all of this leads to your argument that christopher nolan she get more love then he has i think i had the awards his the two directors at are going to be competing for that award are deal toro in yeah nolan and del toro's movie shapal water speaks to every point you just may absolutely yeah absolutely although i would say that he showed that same scale an orphan this in pans labyrinth whereas dunkirk a when i watched that film and the immersive ness some of that film and the use of the i am acts in that film you know i i could not have been more humbled as a as a filmmaker then he is on f at a level but that's a thing it's apples and oranges because i feel guarumos been on a different level but here's the thing every time a apples and oranges both fruits they're both round they both have skin but i love oranges on not that crazy about apple you see that they're they're comparable they are yes i ate the if you go by what's been happening recently than it looks like del toro has got the the upper hand and and dunkirk does seem to have slipped away a little bit but a win at all surprised me i do think the dunkirk will be we'll have more oscars than the other movie by the end of the night because of the technical awards right in in all likelihood although i think the probably know film will make more than have more than five oscars this year i that's an interesting call right there i have to represent jamie who's not here uh in terms of dunkirk a while we both enjoyed the film she was quick to point out afterwards to my uh laughter and enjoy that they won't wind i don't think though when sound editing because for some reason christopher nolan has this.
"dunkirk" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"Did you really see it had yeah exactly why was prepared when i caught up with on the screen or to be totally underwhelmed because they'd heard so much about how it's just all about this largescale making it needs to be appreciated on the largest format possible on its cetera and cetera but while i do think that those elements definitely translate to a smaller screen and that should not keep you from watching it on a small screen if you haven't yet what really impressed me with dunkirk was storytelling uh specifically the three structure which feels so much more organic and unobtrusive than it should in gives this film a really fleet feeling that i would have never assumed it had would have based on literally everything i knew about the film and chris vernal and so it was a kind of a huge pleasant surprise for this warfilm averse viewer so dunkirk number seven keith as went over seven to dunkirk room and the line on unknown is is very cold technical and emotional director and i've never really botha and there's a streams will slip blunders film featuring barrack jurgen who you also saw in the coen pacific that is among the most movie things i've seen in a in a film this year it's it's a terrific strand in a in a multi strand films all which are are remarkable in their own way of i highly recommend dunkirk tushar on my number seven his marion the witches flower which is the first animated film from studio cognac the successor more or less to japan's famous studio ghibli with higher miyazaki retiring an isotopic hotter retiring jiggling more or less has shut down production they're only really involved in lake producing and helping other animators so a lot of the directors and producers and animators moved over to form this new studio and their first project feels and looks like a studio dribbling movie it's so satisfying to see this tradition continue so well it's another kind of magical girl story based on an englishlanguage fantasy novel and it has just once again i'd a joyful an exciting and visually gorgeous experience iit was directed by hiram i say.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"Then i'm mark rylance let's not forget a recent winner whose and dunkirk like the only face you can pull out of line of non kirk other than than harry styles reading is getting a bus actor campaign from you right richard uh while we'll talk about a returning tonight but we're gonna trash organs it so let's get out of oscars entirely we're in the awards season where we do get to talk that movies every week but we still like talking about television that still part of a the our little cold men ethos and this week stranger things is back which is it like the closest thing that there is to a blockbuster on a streaming service you know i i heard people literally i was like walking down the street and i heard a woman while here dr peter husband stranger things is back on friday which is like i had literally never heard that the something like that before during and richard you guys of watch i think the whole new season and richard your views up on the f obviously think spoilers or a big thing for this we don't wanna get into too much detail but richard near you kind of got into how it's got this sophomore slump thing going on that i think might have been inevitable for it but it does it does it have pleasures to it's still even if the hype or it is so gigantic yeah absolutely i i you know i it's something i wrote about in the review is that a you know maybe i'm too sensitive to this or pay too much attention to it but like when something it's really hyped and sort of memed and becomes a cultural phenomenon it pushes me further and further from the actual thing and and and watching these new episodes i haven't regon back and relaunch season one but watching the new episodes i kinda forgot that i loved the first season you know i went back and read my review and it was like this rave and i.
"dunkirk" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Any other thoughts on okay indra like is this one of your favorite bongino movies where'd you rank i wouldn't say one of my favorite but i i typically really like everything he's done uh yeah i k it's even hard to judge she you know they're the ones i really love i think the host is a fantastic move a perfect movie like just a great sort of big monster movie a big family movie answers like so selfcontained like the host really works some of this things work better than others i appreciate superior for it's insanity and that movie just pure go for broke and i guess this movie ranks a little under snow pierce or for me so probably among his bubis probably among the bottom but it's still really enjoyed it he sees the ad still very fund here let's a very interesting experience to go through furniture yeah i just i you know i i i did not feel like a balanced tones while you know the scene when this amazing key sequence in the the movie when she is yep mijas like jumping over trucks and staff and running through office buildings in that incredible but this is not this is not an action movie you know it's not it's not supposed to be that like it just felt like this weird mix of all these different movies that never really became more than the sum of their parts there was like an nice little mini chase seen in there there's just like nice little like girl bonding with their animal movie in there there's kind a mediocre corporate satire in there and i just felt aggrieved through the mauled a blender and it didn't it didn't come down in a in a way that really worked well for me a lot of people loved this movie so i feel bad for not liking it but that's how i feel about it what are you what did you think a jake jilin alba was not uh was not a fan i mean i think you know we we talked about dunkirk and how you know i saw dunkirk again i'm going to say say more about them next slash them cast or or the previous last has to be going with us when this comes out but um.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Honestly i grew up with a very close family friend who is british and all of her world war two stories were how happy she was see the american planes flying over her home knowing that they were going to bomb their enemies would never the british plane she was always happy to see the american plane so i have a very narrow view i did a little bit of reading about dunkirk before seeing the movie but i felt like no lin should really sell me on this story and tell me what's going on i did more reading after seeing the film just so i could look first historical accuracy and find out how that was doing but i knew nothing and again that's part of this hard sell for me on this is you're telling me this movie's called dunkirk i've never heard of dunkirk christopher nolan is very shy when it comes to publicity i think it's easy for people to forget his british i forget he's british no one i definitely think of him as british he did bapepam though only americans could do batman yeah seriously and with british people i just think that people can think of him as a blockbuster movie director and forget that this story may have a lot more boards to him than it does to people on the side of the pond and i think that's actually kinda cool and unique about this i mean god knows there's been a million were to movies i've only seen a handful i mean i'm not big on it i think all of that stuff came back with spielberg in the nineties with schindler's list private ryan and that banda brothers tv show that was win were to really did come into its own and then everyone was making those that was win christopher nolan decided he wanted to make a dunkirk movie that he and his wife actually gotten a boat in recreated the voyage and said it was when the most harrowing things i've ever done and nearly died but they thought that it was you know obviously paled to what the civilians had to do during a war time evacuation and always wanted to do it but knew it was going to cost a lot of money and it was going to be really hard to get a hundred and fifty million dollars and not put an american in it.
"dunkirk" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Uh i i didn't love dunk to me dunkirk was a three out of five star movie objectively good acres you agree okay so where do you stand add if i had to rate this 45 really loved it i okay here's here's okay let's islands the sounds wrong but i here's what i said i was mildly blowing away which is kind of an oxymoron but i was blown away but in in a day and age were blown away pretty much once a year with something just crazy like the last time i was blown away and might sound like an oxymoron but all right dark night blew me away sure mad max fury road blew me away this one parts of a blue me away but x expectations hi i know what christopher nolan's capable of i nobody likes work with product practical like props in ships in actual things up but as far as the filmmaking goes i was blown away but on a mild scale i wasn't like holy shit this is amazing however in as far as war movies goes and the editing structure this movie right over the moon i i am at i was not adding know what to expect going into this i thought i was could be seen a christopher nolan war movie right and it was experimental and i actually went read in the he he actually admits he's like this by foremost experimental film fuck yes it is it's unbelievable what he had the temerity to try to do with the editing and i think for the most part was very very successful now i have heard some people complained that they had a hard time following it right in the beginning the movie he lets you first of all his use of a or lack of exposition is just a marvellous i mean you dive right it leaflets flying from the sky pick it up you see well what's going on that's all you need to know and kenneth perha kind of talks a little bit about numbers and whatnot but you know on the screen we see the text.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Overthinking It Podcast
"To get to dunkirk and and i'm gonna get there after the movie starts and i don't want to do that so instead i bought tickets at a different theater or and the friend i was going with we bought tickets at a different theater and we went to that theater which was closer but i realized after the fact because what we started driving together theater the direction directions guided us to a dead end that was next to a park i realized that i had put in that i was bicycling and that was why it takes full that like google maps now i bicycle so much now the google maps now defaults to me being a bicyclists or something and so so my dunkirk my bicycling to see dunkirk would have been a much longer period of time than my driving if i had a helicopter google map stretched too much shorter so it's but yeah no i saw it i didn't see it i started assembly assembly square and i and i saw mere hours before the emir hours before we are recording this podcast actually more or less came straight from the theater to the microphone here and i'm still kind of is still kind of mira needing in the film so i might be thinking about the inevitability of death a little more i mean i think there's a there's a certain it's difficult to talk about about this sort of war movie as a as being about the inevitability of death because i would propose that our ideas about to our contemporary idea about death is different than the human idea about death at is existed for most of human history that is to say death is is gee i mean unless it's sort of sudden and accidental unless it's accidental death by disease or old age you know can be foreseen in a can be very prolonged right woo medical the state of the medical are being being what it is for the the outside the developed world i suppose and for most of human history death could you could catch some you could catch some infection you know in the evening and be dead by morning or you know something the va equivalent lee sudden right and so the in in.
"dunkirk" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Forth from different locations this is all centered on dunkirk you're all their immediately it's never meanwhile back of the houses of parliament this was going on our meanwhile the german high command this was going on this is all centered on the fighting men and it basically focuses on three different individuals who are composites of a real peace people and three different individuals on the land in the air and on the sea which is where this dunkirk miracle occurred on the land you follow a newcomer whose extraordinary in the film who plays a very young obscene like almost a teenager a british men who is struggling to get somehow get out before the nazis destroy these people with wolf off a bombings or by capturing the mall and the opening sequence of the film is amazing to watch because you see him running away from bullets you don't see who's firing the bullets and that's another by the way brilliant decision i think by director nolan you never see the inside of a nazi cockpit you never see what the nazis look like driving their tanks you see the tanks you see the the airplanes but it's impersonal and you're experiencing this i think this is as close as zinni warmovie as ever come to giving you a first hand experience of what it might have been like to be these men and then i mentioned in the air the tom hearty plays an raf royal air force pilot they scrambled a bunch of smith spitfires to come up to stop the nazi bombers.
"dunkirk" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"You know it's interesting this is coming a week before dunkirk that can of the the period of slight can grim war movies that our saga is about our current state from what i'm hearing about dunkirk like it sounds like both of them are like the right kind of grim and dark late let me we're all kind of like scarred from suicide squad and i think everyone wants their movies to be a little cheerier but in a way like wonderwoman tackled world war one it seems is we're getting some really interesting movies dealing with heavy subject matter like that yeah i think as long as you are dealing with that subject matter in of thoughtful way and as you know where we're death actually really mean something and where there isn't this kind of arch you know like i said ironic detachment where suicide squad tried i mean that it's a witless stupid movie in an you know it even gets that wrong but but something like like the apes movies you know uh director matt reeves utilised who did they just there they're taken very seriously and i think that that is kind of surprisingly rare and it looks to me that dunkirk emcee and early next week at looks to me that that kind of his along the same lines me nolan is not known to be a humorous duran or or really you know to to be steeped in irony i think that though thing that could affect dunkirk verses apes as that nolan is also not a terribly emotional filmmaker you know you know he has his kind of you know absent dad or dead what are you know wife he has his like dramatic plot length but they always feel a little bit shoehorned in because he's like all right i need to have a human element to this but he's really more concerned with all the technical hun of stuff so with dunkirk wear that's a real life thing you know it it this is not kind of hatched out of his imagination he's depicting relief events i'm curious to see how that kind of human factor registers the way that it did twenty almost twenty years ago same program.