35 Burst results for "Forrest Gump"
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Devin Nunes on the FBI and the 'Get Trump' Investigation
"You Devin, and tell me if I'm stupid for feeling this. If the bureau knocked on my door tonight, I would say, you got to talk to my stinking lawyers. I'm not talking to you. I don't trust them. So how much of a problem is the bureau even after the people you were battling have left the building? After the subpoenas, let's talk about the subpoenas. I've long suspected that there's been a unit operating within the FBI. And after the Mar-a-Lago rate, it came out that it had to be. So like a dirty tricks unit. Yeah, very sophisticated unit. So remember what they did to hide this from Congress and from the American public is they kept this investigation, I'll just call it the get Trump investigation. They kept it within the national security division. Then they kept it even tighter in what's called counter intelligence, which is super tightly hell. Yes. So they figured out how to create these essentially Gestapo teams within DoJ and the FBI. There's no question. I mean, after Mar-a-Lago, there was zero question that that was going on because it's impossible that all the same people that are like Forrest Gump end up showing up in all the same, you know, all these crooked places. I mean, ends up in Mar-a-Lago. Right. Right, the people who did the Mar-a-Lago raid. I'm just saying reportedly, we don't know how much of this is true so far, but we're on the molar team. The Mueller witch hunt team, remember, and they're on the Mueller witch hunt team after everybody knows and Mueller knew the first day I said, the first day that SOB walked into the building and became the special counsel. He knew it was all a hoax.
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Why 'Field of Dreams' Should Give All Screenwriters Hope
"And if your member of the iconic film field of dreams in which radio plays shoeless Joe Jackson and there's that great scene where James Earl Jones says to Kevin Costner who is thinking of building a baseball field and his cornfield and Iowa and James says to Kevin, the one constant is baseball, meanwhile, Timothy busfield, member him from 30 something. Timothy BuzzFeed is trying to get him to sign over the house because he's gonna go broke. But James Earl Jones just tries to tell him if you build it, they will come. Bus feels says you broke ray. If you don't sell now, you'll lose everything. James Earl Jones. The one constant through all the years has been baseball. I don't care who you are or how hardened your heart is. Oh, it should kill her scene. And I love that movie. And as a, as a screenwriter, as a guy that's been in the room with people and pitched movies and sold films that haven't been made yet, but I've sold three different screenplays that have been made. That's just the nature of the business. When I look at field of dreams, it should get everybody hope who's a screenwriting because it took that movie 13 years to get made, guys. Something is brilliant as field of dreams took 13. Maybe it was 11. I think Forrest Gump believe it or not, took 13 years. Maybe feel the dreams was 11 years. And I have some scripts that are going on 15 to 20 years. It's still having been made and you go, well, that's just the way Hollywood goes. How many assholes read that and couldn't see the brilliance and the genius of field of dreams? It just proves what the great screenwriter William Goldman said years ago about Hollywood. Nobody knows anything.
AP News Radio
Veterans Day Gary Sinise-Intro + Wrap homes
"On veteran's day the seventy fifth home built by the Gary Sinise foundation will be gifted to a veteran in Texas Sinise is best known for the character he played in Forrest Gump the Gary Sinise foundation launched ten years ago to help veterans like it's lieutenant Dan character including marine corps staff sergeant Jason Ross everything below his hips are gone from an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan his dad's a Vietnam veteran is is mom and dad are as full time care givers I've got two daughters and we wanted to build a specially adapted smart technology home for him it was built in California they're controlled by AI pads and you can raise the shades and put the lights down you have security cameras and and the hallways are being here and I'm and then the showers are more manageable A. A. R. P. profiled Sinise's work with Ross in a short film called reporting for duty I'm at Donahue
The Bill Simmons Podcast
"forrest gump" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"And. So I still do that every night. I can't. I still do it. Well, there's a lot less group think back then, too, where if you like something, unless your friends like also agreed that they liked it. You didn't really know who else liked it. So you would gravitate toward these things. A good example would be like, I love, I love that SportsCenter anchor. But you had no idea if like a million other people love them. You just oh yeah, you didn't feel like when you went to the movies, you didn't really know if they were good or not till Monday. Because the people on Friday went to the movies. And when they came to work on Monday or they came to school on Monday, they said it was either great and hilarious or not. And movies for a lot longer in theaters. So, you know, you actually did sort of like discover them. That began to change by the time you could tell me what year was big was that 86, 87 big was 88. Yeah. Yeah, so it's still pre phones, but it was by that time it was huge home video was already going off. It all the budgets were there. Any time a movie came out, everybody who was in it went off on a kind of like a I was called at the celebrity meal train. It was a monthlong dog at pony show where you went all over America first and then all over Europe later on. And everybody wanted to talk to you. And everybody wanted to cover it. Everybody wanted to. It was coin to the realm. I mean, it was like there was like as much of a commodity to the economy as was crude oil or a new model car that was suddenly selling a lot or not solving water. Well, there was also, it's funny, Keaton, I just talked about this because he had Batman in 89. There was that whole infrastructure that was moving in place, right? Where we had blockbuster we rewatched the movies. But then you had that premiere magazine kind of culture where for the first time I knew what movies were coming and the cast and incisions. I remember bonfire of the vanities, which was huge. That was the movie. Yeah. There was so much anticipation for who the three were going to be and you were one of the stars and Melanie and that kind of people were ready to get mad if it wasn't good. And then with that one, that took that movie took a lot of shit. Oh, you know, oh, my God did it, but, you know, when we were doing it, Brian, a Palma directed at what I said, look, Brian, this movie is either going to be Gone with the Wind. That everybody loved or the fountain head that everybody hate it. This is gonna be binary, man. Because the book itself, you know, Tom, by the way, it came out just like, I'm going to say 50 years ago today or 40 years ago today is something. The book. The book itself, it's the story of the interior thoughts of everybody. And visually, it's about like styrofoam peanuts, rattling rattle around in the back of a car. And that stuff's hard to capture cinematically. And, you know, the book was so huge that so many anticipations. I had before we even started making it. I had people Saying, you are not Sherman McCoy. They.
The Bill Simmons Podcast
"forrest gump" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Trying to be as funny as the rest of the show and that's it. And if that meant being louder than anybody else would have been viewed here my voice instead of anybody else. And then you get big in like 1988. And at that point, you're in this, I think you're an a list comic actor at that point. But big where you say a minus? No, I would actually say, I'd say, you know, the best guy on the B team. I think I was still junior varsity. You know, at that time, you know, I would say that everybody, the studio's were all trying to come out with some less shinier version or less hip version of what Bill Murray was doing. You know, Bill and Danny aykroyd. And, you know, the ghostbuster significant actually anything that Bill Murray Chevy was Chevy was the other one. They were such a level of not only were they incredible incredibly popular. But they were also there was also some magic elixir that was being done by the likes of those guys. So if you were kind of goofy looking and could, you know, had any sort of degree of charm, there was this whole kind of like lesser market for that stuff. I mean, if you go back and then there's a ton of movies that are set in an arena that is about a young guy trying to fall in love have sex and give it to the man at the same time, you know, go against the rules. He's unpredictable. There was an awful lot of guys like that. And I was able to ride that for quite some time just because it was coin of the realm. They were churning that stuff out. Yeah, bachelor party is a funny one because it's like, what is this guy rebelling against? Yeah. There's one guy at the bachelor party who is fighting to not get laid at me. He's like, no, everybody else do it. I'm not going to. His wife's rich family. He's like, he just can't quite fit in with the rich family because he doesn't hilarious. Yeah, they were, in a lot of ways, that was the hipper stuff that was being offered on TV. You know, you did have the towards the mid 80s with the resurgence of SNL, and look, you have to give David Letterman. Not just not just props, but he brought a, I still miss him. I was thinking, I'm going to stay up late at night. I can watch a lot of it. And he's not there. He brought that kind of like commentary rhinos to who we are as a nation. There was it wasn't just irony because irony becomes like that becomes the haven for the pontificating. He never pontificated, but he was just everything from the top ten lists to the home office in Omaha to his mom and pride. So Larry Larry bud millman and also the combination of him with Paul. There it was like, oh, here's an hour. Here's an hour for us. The folks that have not been able to break into the mainstream yet, they gave us an hour at 1230 at night. Along with SNL that by that time was that was the institution because that was the granddaddy of them all, but it still only came on once a week. The fact that Dave, Dave was on every night, you know, right at the time where you could set your record as you know by and have it the next morning. That was a godsend. That was a comedic gods. Because there was also there was also a theme that he was examining, and that was can you believe can you believe they're getting away with this? It was that, you know, is that kind of thing. And, you know, in all honesty, ESPN came along more or less at the same time. With let's just go right to the highlights and come up with funny funny callbacks to everything. I mean, I still say something that Stuart passed away from the word Scott. He did this he did this thing where he would show like an error of a guy under a pop fly and he would blow it. And it was worth definitely worth a highlight room. But he always did this thing. And his hit deep in his center, deep in a short.
The Daily Signal Exposes Marc Elias as a Curse to the McAuliffe Campaign
"So I should point that out We'll keep an eye on him a mark Elias I think I've talked about him more than anybody else Let me just point out That this is from the daily signal Laura Mark Elias has in some ways been the Democrats Forrest Gump of election controversy showing up in the most high profile election cases of the past two decades His involvement spans the improbable Senate victory at comedian Al Franken in O 8 to litigation both before and after the 2020 election The law is reputation may have been the reason a spokesperson from Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry mcauliffe suggested the campaign try to kill quote unquote a Fox News story that the campaign paid 53 grand a higher Elias I would suspect the reason they wanted to kill the stories that Mark Elias clients are often candidates that lost elections And all candidate wants to give the impression they're worried about losing said our friend Hans von cops key to the daily
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Frankenstein Really really okay. Sandra bullock's make up speed shit. Dog shit terrible. I don't know if that's true but that's one of the academy saying yeah. I don't know i like i said this was i think there's others like I forget the year that goodfellas came out. And what actually one. It's like ninety. Yeah something like that. But there's a couple of and this is when the classic ones and now that went back and saw because this is something. I think we've been talking about this all history. Like you know the fact that you forrest gump pulp fiction pulp fiction at the at the academy awards. Now i've seen them. And i've seen them all recently. I said it's it's a. It's a lot harder call now. I notice probably screaming like this. But if you're in the like you know that range of people things forrest. Gump is shit poorly aged pop culture stuff than yeah. Clearly pulp fiction. Admiralty will be timeless forever. You know shawshank redemption period piece timeless forever. I don't know about forrest gump because again. Twenty five twenty. Seven years on the results are kind of like mix that like. It just doesn't seem like have had staying power that some of these other films for sure. So yeah it's easy to sit here and twenty twenty one and judge these things but back then stolen harder. Yeah what else do we want to talk about zor. We were of we mind or we at the bottom restrain the bottom of the barrel. I think so man and say oh. If you ever see barely gump don't open it. Don't open it. It's probably just bad product from above gumption product. Shrimp company Any left to one of these days. We'll have to do dances with wolves and debate. Whether it's a better picture than than the goodfellas. Because i think that's a bad. That's this is of a this. This is something that probably would age even less well than than forrest gump versus pulp fiction. Yeah yeah but you have to watch three. And a half. Hour kevin costner. Kevin costner schmaltzy western native american picture. I've only seen it once and it was a is a kid when i did it so we'll see anyway. That's that's forrest if you haven't seen it it's an ear are like iran our age. At least it's a great time Even i think imagine that. There's a lot of stuff for for younger people. Don't you know. Because i didn't live through any of this history. This movie stops at about the time. I started paying attention but i still it. It's a good time. It's got a lot of heart. Great performance by tom hanks one of the defining performances of his career. And they're all what's solid work by gary sinise michael t williams robin writes Like i said even. Sally fields a person. I think tins overdo it a lot. Is you know you're saying something. If i i see a mother role and i got nothing to criticize about it with an actor that i don't really like so anyway. I hope you've enjoyed our kind of look back at the forrest gump ear. We'll am real soon with another prestige film to talk about here in bald new prestige until that time comes. I'm erin and i'm jim..
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Church also has excellent soundtrack dodd. Amazing amount of like incredibly popular music like it has four or five doors songs in it and three of them are like jammed in twenty seconds. Back-to-back montage thing. yeah i was. They spend some money on this. Maybe they spend like fifty five million dollars on a movie. That essentially like has a big scene right. Yeah maybe to the shrimp boats stuff is pretty big. But the rest of that that that definitely because i thought man they went to vietnam or something like that. That's but but yeah they did. Spend them and also. Did you know tom. Hanks did this movie for zero money. Right that's the other big budget boost. Right he did on points alone and with money. yeah i think. He pocketed twenty million for the picture. Which probably more than they would have paid him. Outright and god knows what it's up to now because like forrest. Gump is not become popular. Although i will say that it has honestly. I feel like papa forrest gump has dropped off the The popular consciousness. Your movie a few times and it didn't make much in the theaters when they released it. It's weird because like pulp fiction and especially I feel like shawshank redemption something to everyone discovers as like. Oh my god just fucking movie before competent seems to be diminishing maybe is like he had to see it at a particular time. The where before you get too cynical or something so you can still remember what it felt like. 'cause like yeah. I don't know how it feel. If i watch this move very first time now because i clearly remember how i felt that as much more conservative person i i saw this to What else do we want to talk about here. There's really like two more things. That i wanna talk about is one big topic the oscars. Okay well. I got to other things i i have to say. There is nothing more enjoyable life than when tom hanks screams as loud as he can in his stupid goofy voice. Because tom hanks has kinda goofy voice like he does. There's some element to it. That's always a little funny. And when i got a five bob. It's like the way that his voice says those words is so funny to me. i just love it. They bet may that last because we got. We got stung by hornets beaver island and yeah and then the way screams. I think you should go back to gray bo. Hollow bio ma. It's it is funny. It's it's pretty serious. I love it. It's so endearing also a the first impression of the lieutenant dan Berries the boys are you guys from alabama He surmises some stuff and then he goes like anyway arkansas. Little rock's a fine town like he's guys at all nothing. Just everything overs it. I thought that was really funny And then the last bit of trivia. I have the bubba gump. Shrimp company is a thing in real life. We know this. And i guess i didn't realize that this was essentially whole cloth created by paramount pictures. Two years after this movie came out the theme concept restaurant..
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"That seen this cursing god. It's it's i didn't end. Yeah swimming at the in the com- what a great scene. Yep so you don't feel like he's he's punching it forest he's punching it everything else. Yeah yeah but that's the the is is marvel to how what a a line between him being kind of an antagonised forrest gump than to being genuine friends and aberration. All that kinda stuff plus. It's one of the cooler like triumphant beats like that they're out in this crazy store and they're the only fishing boat left that never shrimp and then like after. That trump was easy. There's this leg. Is this shrimp everywhere. This montage of them shrimping. And it's the line. I don't know if this song was out at the time it probably was. But there's a scene where he's trying to catch shrimp and he can't catch schrafft's says bubba tommy everything he knows about shrimp in. But you know what i found. I'm thinking all right please. Please let him say shrimp. And ain't easy come so close. He says shrimp and his tough man. If you remember that would that would have been hilarious. Brian also noticed the first time. Baba is going around vietnam with the Helmet because all the different shifts Written on it and grease paint or whatever his says i'd rather be shrimping he's crompton a jungles vietnam with the rifle shot at by charlie rather restricted man. Voyager bet his car at a bumper sticker on it said that too. I loved everything about i. Talk about this. And i started thinking about this movie. 'cause i for whatever reason i started watching clips of forrest gump but everything about him. Being in army the drill sergeant screaming and his face insane. He's a genius and like how bolivia's both him and bubba like the baba is like you know like the drill starts screaming and i interrupt his shrimp scampi speech and then as soon as he leaves off it's lightly anyway. You can also make gum. I i love those two characters and how perfect the are for each other and also like the the busing reprised. Ginny thing where he's like. You know people are like. I can't sit by meek and do this and the one guy had. This movie is super cute. In that way right the coincidences the to repeated scenarios as the ways that he gets into situations and the way. They connect the dots on his journey. It's very very cute. And in some places it's a little too cute for my taste. Only a couple giving example number. One thing that i think is too cute in this movie is him on the set of this talk show with john lennon. And he's asking him what's it like over in china and people are like and he says well the God nothing and john's is like no possessions. And then he gives him the second line of imagine and then he gives them the the and then the talk show host is like. I can't imagine that. And then john lennon's like it's easy if you try dick. This is too much. This is like i will grant you the watergate thing with nixon but you gotta take this out plus. It's not only to cuba. Makes john lennon. Looks like a massive asshole. Because he's gonna make it it. It doesn't feel sincere. It feels not just to keep. It also feels very fakey.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"The other thing that strikes me about that those early scenes Especially that opening scene where feather lands on him and puts it in his book in starts talking on a park bench. The the suit he's wearing. I don't know how they made such an ugly ill-fitting suit so iconic because when i see like a light cream color suit now of this style i think of forrest gump They they midst of the night. Didn't notice that they pointed side one of the articles. I read pointed this out that like every time they do at time jump. They always center it on tom. Hanks wearing kind of like some kind of cream colored outfit with that chequered. Blue periwinkle shirt. He's a little boy when he goes to like goes to high school football. When you go every single time they re him in that outfit and they add a coat too. I thought that was kind of a neat. But you're right it is iconic and it's only something like forrest gump can pull off tap ice cream suit with the periwinkle checker and the hideous worn out nights dow with like tube socks sport socks on the ways in the speaking. I wanna talk a little bit more. Gary sinise because like he's doing such a great performance in this got oscar nomination. But it's not just like the bulging but like there's a couple of light his line readings where like he's up legless and the crows nest and he's like that's where we'll find stripped by boy and he does a lot of things were like. I think we've come across shitty when he's kind of like making fun of forest or he's trying to joke forces too dumb to get the jokes explain it. There's a fine line. He's walking between being mean the forest. And i honestly i talked about this before we had a forest gump and our friend circle and it's always like it was. It was sometimes hard to walk the line between valuing their friendship and their humanity. And also just how fucking annoying they could be with with their with their handicaps. Especially as a young man as yeah. We were teenagers dealing with the you know But i thought like it is a deft touch. He had when those line like on the dock. Where he you know is talking about getting the sea legs and comes on. And he's like i know idiotic but dislike i. There's a part of it is when he's at his low point and he he sticks up for forest you know I dunno it's is the fact that you understand his anger right you understand. Did they make lieutenant. Dan of very sympathetic character in his own right And sympathetic in his anger. And i think you understand that. It's not directed at forest. It's directed at the universe. It's directed at dismiss destiny. Yay god is sometimes very literally directive..
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"A nice through line and when you consider like how much you can tell about a person from their shoes which has line he says the beginning and the idea of like walking a mile and someone else issues that no Chestnut yeah you can sort of start to piece together like what you're supposed to get out of forrest gump how you're supposed to understand forest And put yourself in his shoes figuratively. And then i think it's also interesting. That lieutenant dan when we first meet him on the beach there in the camp. He's telling forest like here's a number one thing you gotta know about in the military being on this jungle. Take care feet where these specific socks. Don't let him get wet. He's concerned about the socks right but then he loses his fucking legs Didn't care enough about the shoes he was all about. The socks loses his legs. Come back and get magic. Legs just like forrest had when he was younger. I don't know what it saying. Exactly but the line was shoes in this movie. I was about to say this is dead. Man's brew but some are about two or three minutes ago. I think you talked me into it. Because you're right there. Something there some about him being concerned about this thing eating the legs off the g. is and then it does and then he gets a magic legs and that allows him unlock happiness and her free in from the destiny thought he was on. There's a lot of like destiny versus going with the flow. That's liable theme of this movie. Yeah yeah like and like tom. Hanks synthesize at the end. He's like you know who's riot. Mom or lieutenant dan whether we followed his destiny whether we're like a feather floating on the breeze and ended by that feather of course. Yeah because it is like if you are hell bent on doing some preconceived destiny like because that's what i was doing that like you know there. There's great montage of all his father's dying and all the wars of america. I love those little montages. Like bubbas. Mother's day and gary sinise face when he's away dad with his eyes bulged out it's great it's really fun. And just flopping like shot through the heart and his dad dying ditch ver- down or whatever but like until he was physically able to carry out that destiny. Then he started going with the flow. I guess i'll this damn shrimp boat. And i do this. And he led to himself. Have an appre. There is something like you can't surrender to fate or destiny but also it has its place to plan. I thought it's it's great because like the feathers soaring going and it lands on some guy shoulder. He brushes it off and go and finally lands a forest and he's the one that picks it up and does something with it and decide thing that's it. That's it's like it's all like you know movie Cinematic storytelling one. Oh one but i think that stuff really works because it is both like you have to have a plan but also you have to be prepared to take take life When the feather is in front of you you got.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"And like you know he said something that that's a great thing about the movie with forrest gump skating to say something profound and moving about vietnam and none of us can hear it. Did you see this what what tom. hanks said. the actual lines were no. I'm super curious. It's sometimes when people go to vietnam. They go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don't go home at all. That's a bad thing. That's all i have to say about that. Wow but that's what he said. Oh man i mean that's that's good. That's good that's true. Yeah i'll say this to me incessantly quote all the time is jimmy's boyfriend at the protest. This it's just a lot of times when we're apologizing for snapping at each other. We'll start like that. It's just this this war lying son of a bitch johnson also. I also really love forest gums. Fighting style launches in with both both fists piston eating every single time. He just he just flies out. You start putting searches like just like piston punches at the guy and i really like this is my favorite fight. Sequences number one. This guy has come. This guy is so fucking blowhard. He lays hands on genie. That's not cool. But i love. How like the black panther do like the panthers or cohen for the separate. And he's like on. Let whitey fight it out of ring. Watching these white guys beat up his out of each other at the black panthers headquarters. I love it. Love it can. I hit you. Missed a theory for what i think. The actual framework of this movie is okay. I think that this movie is all about shoes from from the very opening scene. Where four as you tell looking into somebody shoes then if you track forest journey through his life every i would say almost every if not every single phase of his life is marked by some distinctive type of shoe from cleats well from starting with his magic legs right as a child. Avenues leg braces to cleats. When he's a football star to army boots when he's in the military or combat boots when he's in the military Slippers when he's in the military hospital. I would say the only one i can't think for sure of type of shoe is like ping pong shoes. Elton specific pingpong trainers or some. He fought in his Gi issued slippers hospital slippers. He might he he he pong. Then you've got the running shoes later on right gene so the probably no shoes or or boat shoes. I dunno. I forgot about that. 'cause like i was thinking like when you're This theory is like there's a lot of like kind of meet the goddess Hero archetype energy because like shoes are often given to him by a woman. Important woman figure his mom gives them the magic shoes. Ginny gives him the nike that he runs across the country. In fact that's the thing. I noticed like i noticed new things when i watched this movie but like when they opened up. He's wearing those fucking nights. Yes those natty. Acid worn out thread bird that the ginny gave him to go meet ginny Because in his mind. That's like not the d. shoes are wildly inappropriate for me to wear but like that's something that ginny gave me and i want. I want her to know that. The i love her and thinks he's important touchstone for him. I know i like it..
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"I was a different experience. Because i know like they. A lot of young guys watch forrest gump. And they see. Ginny is like their ultimate nightmare of like You're permanently friend. She never takes you seriously. But she's always gonna take advantage of you and she needs some stability and support than than insult of insult. He's going to drop a kid on your doorstep right before she punches out on the planet. And like i can see how that's kinda horrifying but i don't think people consider from genius standpoint right one horrible child the holy shit like only protective blanket forrest. Gump's ignorance really. And that's that's very effective. How they use force comes naievety to kind of like soften some of that stuff like audience gets like what horrible shit that the genes going through. But the movie doesn't have to come out right and say it. And i think that's also why people get mad about the way handle some things like racism and civil rights stuff because that same kind of like cottigny gauze of his limited grasp is kind of smooths over that stuff too but i also think that like yeah. If you got the payload of what's going on the genie should also get the payload of what's going on. You know fucking governor. Wallace smell that ship but yeah she's she's got terrible childhood with no one to look out for her and she is a fully aware adult going into one of the most multiple times in american history. When she's on the right fucking stand of most things unfortunately she gets mixed up with drugs and some other stuff but yeah and also like from gene's perspective even if she love forest ones looked like to have a real like. I think there's a lot of the she kind of doesn't know what the morality and ethics of engaging in a relationship with a man like this you know she taking advantage of him came. You know like she says force. You don't even know what love is. And that's when the more effective through lines in the movie him. You know. I'm barbara smart managing it but i do know what love is like that works because i think both of the is that point realize the truth at words but like up in that point you know what is forest ginny like. She was a stand up front all throughout school. That very different lives. He went to vietnam. She went to protest. It like i. I felt i felt a lot more sympathetic. And at the end. I thought it's an act of love to put force together with his boy because forces about to be truly alone in the world With no in the care for knowing the love and we know how gets like that in the movies he might run for three or four years. Now he's got a child to to love and he's gonna take care of and I dunno i felt. I felt a lot sweeter like it didn't feel like she's casting him a burden. I mean what the fuck. He's a kazillionaire. Right he's got infinite resources Like i. I don't see like you know. Fuck ingenious dropping her aides baby off on forrest. Gump store doorstep. So i i. I see why people see that character and thinks she's terrible but like i didn't get it when i was watching this this this this version. Anything think it helps that they have jenny. And forrest become friends when they're very young. Because the potential exploitative side of that like if if for instance you know he had become a shrimp captain.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"As i know there similar character very similar transformational. Because you watch that and then you see his later work in con air like i said season three justified. They're they're not the same person. Man wild blase say just being con air dave spells in that and he plays you know kinda dave chapelle in that rights right. I tell him as bubba but k. And final alternate casting for ginny Jodie foster nicole kidman and demi moore all considered before robin robin right. I think jodie foster would have been a wreckage any the other two. I'm not sure about demi moore. Maybe maybe she's a good actor for sure and nicole. Kidman is to is is i. Just don't see her as jenny. No i don't see dealer. But you know i didn't do. Robin wright was at this time. Because i had not seen princess bride I didn't realize it was. I had seen princess bride and i had no idea that she because she is a lot. Different nece role. She's a lot harder Or you know. Rough spun and world-weary. I like i said i did not associate so like. I found out years later that it was princess. Buttercup mike war. I think when. I saw unbreakable. 'cause he's also bruce willis wife and happened to notice that she was princess and an detonated. Like this whole like. Oh my god she was in forrest gump to blew my mind But what do you want to. What do you want to talk about. What's what are some things we talking about tom. Hanks forrest gump and how good he is. Perfect for that role. Do you wanna talk about robin wright. I know he said a lot of people. Don't like her in this baby as jenny don't like jenny. I thought i understood. Janney i got joe one hundred percent. She is a character who is trying to figure out a life that has been very rough and she doesn't have anyone there for her like forest did to point her in the right direction and so she is just going off ping pong being all over the place or pinball all over the place trying to figure something out and i think that's a struggle that a lot of people feel is even nowadays certainly And where she ultimately lands. I thought was well where she ultimately in the early grave which sucks but before that you know she seems to have figured her out got it together and and carved out a place in life bersell. Yeah and i appreciated that. I like that a lot. I do too. I think that like. I remember watching this. As a kid and thinking the genie's arc was essentially what happens to quote unquote worldly. People like will doing a sex and drugs and yeah and then you get because that's kind of how the the our religion painted it like you know you're essentially play in aids and heroin. Russian roulette the second right on the bible and You know watching it as a forty four almost forty five year old..
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Written about like how forrest gump kind of dim is a little bit helps the not not exactly whitewashing of us history but the nostalgic where you know you go back. Chai forrest gump's childhood and there and he's living in deep. South alabama is named after confederate soldier. Who formed the k. k. k. But for us to so oblivious to all this that like the first time he deals with racism is when they're trying to integrate alabama like there is no like i saw articles like try to find the whites only sign in greenville alabama. Gonna find it because again. That the it's the way that they cast the sixties and seventies is like a time of turmoil and confusion instead of like in history rightfully so that was You know there's a lot of there's a lot of crazy shit that needs to happen in our country both domestically and abroad and this was like a much needed course correction. It's kinda weird and ninety four to still pick like. Oh and you know. But i i. It's it's how you feel about. I guess what what baggage you're taking into the film. We wanna talk about because there is some of the all time. Great alternative casting. Okay.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"And throughout the whole film as this love line between forest and his childhood friend ginny. And you know that's there's a lot. I think a lot of people hating this film because they hate the character jenny which will talk about. But that's it it's about this man's life and the improbable him inheriting the american dream And that's it all told like the framing device here is. He's sitting on a bus stop telling strangers about his life story essentially and they they kinda shuffle in one at a time and sort of catch pieces of this story as they wait for their bus and then leave and that to me like the characters. I felt worse for in this movie where those bus stop people kind of feel bad for forest. I felt bad for them. Because he is just talking a mile a minute about his shrimp and is Ping pong and jen and every time somebody is like sitting there a new person right because they'll will occasionally cut back to this bench every time there's a new person sitting there i'm like boy. They've got an earful. Just this whole time. Yeah and you can. Then there's there's like other huge spectrum of human reactions In patients and annoyance incredible incredulous nece But then some people that actually take time to listen through story can move and i think that's kind of an interesting surrogate for the audience. Because i think that's exactly how a lot of people feel like this is a waste of time it's claptrap it's bullshit versus. This is one of the most life-affirming movies ever seen so i think it's worth it's it's one of it's very it's it's one of the most vice of great movies i can think of Just in terms of people like outright denying greatness and its place in cinematic history But i think it's i think it's really good. I had a really had really outstanding special effects for its day. In fact this this is a trivia piece. I saw the only oscar winning film to also get an oscar for its special effects is true. Maybe at the time because like that can't be true of like lord of the rings. But i think it was the first movie the got You know you always think of that sense in science fiction fantasy but they use this to insert the groundbreaking technique in. This movie is two things number. One day raced. Gary sinise his legs and that affect is fucking rock-solid and i saw the director of the the behind the scenes of that old dvd. Like all the things they did. The blue sox the fact that they cut out parts of the boat renew swing so the they built rigs to make his center of gravity be correct and all that they built a fancy wheelchair the hit his legs. That shit really holds up the other thing. Is they wrote. Oh scoped forrest gump. Tom hanks forrest gump into a bunch of real life. Historical footage of you know president kennedy johnson and a lot of people that that there's a lot of notice for that That affect doesn't hold up.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Rainman and dustin hoffman definitely obviously is playing autistic character but there are a lot of similarities. Right there's like right a certain way. The tom hanks moves in this movie. That makes you feel like it. The thing about this movie is i. I don't want the movie to ever make fun of forest for his intelligence or lack thereof. It does at times like his football coaches good example. Right like the boy. That boys is the some. I've ever seen but boy can run. Yeah that that is making fun of him but also he so competent he so capable that you never feel bad for forest in those moments right. You feel almost like you. People don't understand what this person is capable of. You feel like these people are the stupid ones because they don't see for it right. Yeah you can't one hundred percent. And the fact that like his mother from an early age built that kind of wall around him. The where like you know you're going to be talked about you but like don't listen to them. You know stupid is a stupid does like. I don't like sally fields. In a lot of stuff but i really thought and the the she kills it as as his mother and some of the formative experiences he has with ginny. And then the fact that like. That's something else about forest becomes his character like anyone that treats him with any kind of respect or normalcy. He just as they have the lifelong loyalty for better or worse yet. No baba jenny lieutenant. Dan his mother and I i don't know like. I said forrest gump isn't essentially. Just really good guy and he is it is it is weird. Because you're right it's like you know rainman. is institutionalized you know. He'd probably ma'am. I don't know maybe we talked about a lot of work that he could maybe have some kind of more independence than than he does. But like forrest. Gump is like the opposite. He's right where like clearly he's impaired. But you know not to go to the whole tropic thunder speech but demands war hero. He's a ping pong champion. Yeah he he's started a successful company like he's he's able to function and navigate and the real world but that's where we i think we need to describe what the movie is because i imagine a lot of people you know we're we're talking with the millennials and the zuma's maybe not as seen this movie and i don't want to think of it i don't you think about these. These are these are films made for our parents and their sensibilities and it might be a little bit too much but I liked to film. This film is about forrest. Gump he it starts from his early days as a kid He's got several things He's got some kind of leg disability. That makes them not be able to walk correctly. He's got very limited iq But his mother wants only the best for him demands that he has a quality education. And how those foundations lead him on an improbable series of it's making him College football star a war hero owner operator of company. weaving in and out of us history with president's From the like we sent you take him from the fifties to the late eighties.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"But god what a fun movie. I watched this because i couldn't sleep last night and i was my plan was to get up early and watch Forest do my research. I found myself. I just you know. It's like one thirty in the morning wideawake. I'm a. I'm a fucking. Jim and i was worried about me and i to be like but like i was. I was biz movie as we're wrapping up at five thirty in the morning. Mean tears blubbering amass on my Nah there's the seeing this movie at one o'clock in the morning does not dampen mind susan for it. I in fact. I think i wanna like when we get to the oscar debate. I want to say i'm going to. I think i'm going to be pro forrest. Gump think forrest gump rightfully won. The oscars all things considered and you can make their holy. It was nominated for a lot of oscar. That's the other thing is like there's one that's a little shakier but like forrest. Gump pulp fiction. People can have their favorites. But i don't think the one film is heads and shoulders above the other. I agree i. I would lean toward pulp fiction. I like it. More certainly It's more savory forrest gump very sweet yet for sure you know. I wouldn't say the forrest gump. Like stole the oscar from out from under like the clear. Best winner but right. It's a little complicated with shawshank redemption being this conversation. Because i think that's where the real if you want to say that movie guy robbed a forrest. Gump maybe because. I think everything forrest gump is doing trying to do. Shawshank probably does better in a more adult satisfying fashion. Certainly there's less than that schmaltz right less of that. Whatever it is over the top of this there are still veneer over the top of shawshank for sure. Oh yeah that yeah that magical realism almost sort of thing. But yes here is just. That's what this is one hundred percent. But i i like it i. I think this movie succeeds largely based on the personal charm of.
"forrest gump" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Yeah directed by robertson. Marcus who you know. A lotta shit who frame rally rabbit brainiac cherry back to the future almost breaking good but no back to the future screenplay by eric. Ross roth is based on the novel forrest. Gump by winston groom although you done any research on forrest gump. That novels Is a very different forrest. Gump than the one we see on screen at score alan sylvestry Experienced composer who did back to the future. Who framed roger rabbit. The polar express several marvel cinematic universes including the main theme of vendors gap. america stars. tom. Hanks who i don't think needs an introduction to the bald move audience also robin rights. Who was the tiller princess from the princess bride She's in a break. We'll house of cards. Gary sinise who also vice and min apollo thirteen in the green mile with tom. Hanks mckelway her. Michael t williams rather hooves probably most famous to the ball move audiences being lime house the benevolent ruler of noble hollow from season. Three of justified onwards. Also sally field as forrest. Gump smothers and steel magnolias. Mrs doubtfire soapdish etc and introducing thank haley. Joel mott if not. It's certainly early work from him. Yeah i guess. He was cast from a pizza hut commercial. So i think this is his first ever role but you know. He went on to later fame and the the sixth sense not too long after the spill jim i i saw forest. Gump i still in high school. And i've talked about this. Being of one of like you know my babies i Prestige film one of those. Pg thirteen movies. That the i. I've always loved tom. hanks And he was big in my young film appreciation and it kinda followed. His career was rarely. Let down this is a divisive film amongst people who like film. There's like fan of fifty percents of people think it's schmaltzy crap and there's fifty percent of people to think this is just one of the perfect films as ever made. There's oscar controversies about it. Which i'm sure we'll get into. But what is your experience with tom. Hanks with forrest. Gump what did you think of the movie. So i saw this. When i was in my mid teens i would say probably a few years after came out. It must have been on now. I mean it had to be very close to the time that it came out. But i would have only been twelve on this dropped. So maybe i was younger than i remember but My friends and i all saw it. And i know that.
"forrest gump" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"The script will be penned by Forrest Gump and a star is born screenwriter Eric Raw And in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first Mission. Impossible MOVIE starring Tom Cruise, a newly remastered 25th anniversary collector's edition. Blue Ray has just been released by the way Mission Impossible. Seven will hit theaters. Next men Stacy Berg's Katya Our News. 7 51 time for traffic. Now we do it every six minutes on Arizona's Morning news and here is detoured and from the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center. Thank you, Jim. Just kind of as we did, it would occur them. Brake lights are coming back on us, and we've even got a new freeway crash cell found 17 south of Deer Valley Road. We've got to wreck it moved off to the right. There's a record 12 Street and Butler That's a half mile or South Dunlap crash reported. There is well, indirect clearing your baseline Western country club here at times. He's valley You couldn't take right I can eastbound 19 minutes, Right? Excuse me. Westbound 19 minutes from the interchange Back to what you sent him into the 17 split the westbound too low to Santana. You're getting a nine minute ride is all the an extra minute from Val Vista over to the one on 1. 20 minutes on the 60 westbound. You catch that office to to the I can. This traffic report brought to you by 72 sold out up at 72 Simple people get thousands more for your home. You could pick your closed it in your home for up to six months after closing. Go to 72 soul dot com Deter Nan Kay Cheron is 99 the high today.
What Could a College Football Super League Look Like?
"I wanna talk about the super league. Right to the super league takes over Soccer and for forty eight hours eight hours and now it's gone. It's a thing of the past. It was a nice wispy thing. It's like at the end of forrest. Gump it's a little feather. They just flies up and just goes away and then the super league is gone forever but it did cancer. The imagination is a pretty much fans of every other sport who came up with their own superleague for their sport. Now this happened a lot in college football as the lazy among us decided to just do a super league not me. I have the super. Oh kaley coming out. But so the super league proposed by andy staples he has. Let's see fifteen teams only team all right. Well there was only twelve. Or i think there's only twelve in the super league. Now they were gonna eventually get the twenty. they're starting with twelve broke alias. Twenty-five i liked this
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"forrest gump" Discussed on Review Party Dot Com
"Early. i attribute that to the beard accessory because underneath baby-faced city. I feel like this review definitely highlights that that split. There's there's the maturity that comes with a beard and there's the immaturity of listen. He's got a beard. Come on worst them. I liked the duality of man baby yoda. He'll eat chokes bitch in that. Show what what asking say. She's a nice lady but that's off camera. You try to warn us. Dude views right on us. He's like this bitch chance. Get out of here. Let's all we got for you today. Folks thanks for tuning in it was. I had a blast whether you're a longtime listener or if this is your first time less than an end. Wow that's a lot wouldn't you wouldn't that be a a fantastical thing this tasty morsel to introduce yourself to the show. If you may this far you probably would be happy to no new episodes every tuesday morning. We'd love to have you there. And if you'd like to send in and observe you for us to muse over please send an email with a hyperlinked to set review to review party dot com at gmail.com and include your name so he can credit you saw you know the drill. You rely just omitted snuff. He's famous now. He's rich you know the work day. And its life. I'll because he submitted or view to review friday dr is true. It's all and it could happen to you. If you like this stuff that you're hearing also like similar stuff to see with your eyeball things you can follow us on the social media's at review pot on twitter at reported dot com on instagram and we're just posting silly silly review base things there or things that interest us get on board. Give a follow their. It's free for for folks. It's free frigging content. Curated by to to Veterans of content. Enjoying.
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Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity
"You may be laughing at those photoshopped images of senator Bernie Sanders in his winter coat and mittens but they're raising a lot of money for charity the Vermont senator bundled up on inauguration day getting photoshopped into the cast of friends with Forrest Gump on a bench on the moon and on the bridge of the starship enterprise but the social media phenomenons raised nearly two million dollars for Vermont charities Bernie Sanders has been selling shirts and stickers of himself in that brown parka and wool mittens he says the chair man Sanders merchandise keeps selling out online even Getty images will be donating its proceeds to add the Sanders photo two meals on wheels and Burton snowboards is donating fifty jackets to Vermont families Jackie Quinn Washington
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Rita Wilson Shares Emotional Story Behind Single 'Everybody Cries'
"It is one or two point seven Kiss FM, this is such a treat for me the one and only Rita Wilson. Welcome how are you? I am so happy to be here. Thank you so much for having me today actress producer singer Songwriter Philanthropist, I mean, the list goes on you basically do it all the last time that we spoke to you. I think was back in early May I mean, have you been these past few months? Totally back to health back to the daily life as we know it today in the sort of Instill Cohen ways that we do things. and. Then God really in good. Health. That's good. That's really good to hear. So I, mean I wanted to speak to you about your single everybody cries because for anybody that doesn't know it is featured in the movie, the outpost which came out over the summer and it I mean, what was it like creating a song like that for a war drama movie like that Thank you, Yeah I got a call. From the director Rod, Laurie who is also one of my co writers along with leary. Group. Pay on Sonia. And because the movie is based on a true story on that on a book that Jake Tapper wrote called the outposts about this horribly tragic battling Camdessus Ghanistan. They wanted to ask if I'm interested in Co writing and performing the song so I was able to. Do this all. All on basically social distancing even though yeah, were out yet. We still did it remotely. And the the movie is I related to it and the sense that you know if you're a mother or you have a brother or you have an uncle, a dad something and you and you have lost somebody in banner or your family member or woman, a matter woman has gone to the military and served our country to me. It felt like it was a bit of my own service to be able to even participate in this song and honors of the lives lost. And to tell the story of this film when this tragic battle. Yeah Oh my goodness what let's take a listen to it right now have a a little clip of it for at one. Buddy cry. Everybody die. It's the truth and makes us while. It's the sent hung. As, we take the lonely path. On the row. Man. Beneath the darkening sky. Curson and one do why Is Fear Weeks. Then the devil comes to. We sink in mortals. On the role to the. Man. WHO WILL BE? On where? In It is such a beautiful song I'm here with Rita Wilson. A Beautiful Song. Thank you so much it Thank you. I'm hearing grammy rumors for everybody cries. Eligible for grammy. Great. From your lips to the. grammys. Ears. That's what I. I mean, there's there's even Oscar Buzz I saw I was reading that varieties it's an varieties Oscar contender list I mean what how does that? Make you feel? It's just fantastic. I loved people are hearing the song and there I know that they're listening to ensure examing it on here. At the movie and that's always an indication that people are responding. So I'm super happy. I hope that they that the song resonates with them they for maybe a little bit about. The men and women and service people who gave their lives for our country and we'll continue to give her lesser our country. So I'm quite humbled by really. Well, you know. Thank you so much for coming on and talking to us today yes. Let's put up the grammy vibes for everybody cries I mean a lot of candle as my dad would say I love eating the weather Lupu tonight for you. Okay. And before you go actually we are such big fans of you and your husband Tom Hanks I needed to show you this picture of my family at Halloween last year because actually I'm going to text it to you. So you can actually show it to your husband, but we dressed up as forrest gump and Jenny. And, the twins were teasing carrots. That's really good. Really. Actually. I have to say. You know what was very proud of that one I felt like I really thought outside the box with making the twins, peas and carrots. See what could you do that? So inclined thinking maybe there's a toy story in your future. Oh. My Gosh, we're doing we're doing toy story this year. I kid you not the twins are going to be the slinky dog as is going to be the front and Max is going to be the back and my husband's going to be woody I'm going to be both. Good Alright picture of that you have. I will I will I'll send you all of the goodness. Rita. Wilson. Thank you for hanging out again, if you WANNA, get the full version of the song everybody cries it's up right now at Kiss FM DOT com. The outpost is streaming on Netflix. At such a great movie. You should definitely watch that as well. Thank you for hopping on resume. Thank you so
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Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77
"Groom, the writer whose novel Forrest Gump was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon has passed away. His death confirmed Thursday by Alabama Governor K. Ivy and the mayor of Fair Hope, Alabama. It's where a groom lived a Forrest Gump. Of course, the improbable tale of a slow witted man who was a participant Teo are witness to key points of the 20th century. History was slow witted. I don't know, I think Forced was always the smartest guy in the room. If you ask me, the movie won the best picture for best Oscar picture, I should say, and five other Academy Awards, including best actor when For Tom Hanks.
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'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
"Into a six Oscar winning movie in 1994. Hello. My name's Forrest Forrest Gump. There is word from fair Hope, Alabama this morning that author Winston Groom has died. There is no word On the cause of his death. The movie, Forrest Gump became a soaring pop culture phenomenon. A local funeral home said arrangements were pending. Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump. With 77. You're listening to ABC News. Balance of
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'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
"Author Winston groom writer of Forrest Gump has died at seventy seven Winston groom's novel Forrest Gump about a slow witted Alabama man who took part in or witness key historic events in the second half of the twentieth century became a cultural hit in nineteen ninety four when Tom Hanks starred in the Oscar winning film my mom always told me that miracles happen everyday some people don't think so but they do go up was on the university of Alabama campus during governor George Wallace's stand in the schoolhouse door just says groom was before he graduated in nineteen sixty five god was a Vietnam vet as was groom the character also met with president Kennedy and Nixon and John Lennon mayor Karin Wilson a Fairhope Alabama said in a message posted on social media groom died at that south Alabama town where he lived he was seventy seven I'm Tim acquire
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Tom Hanks in Talks to Play Geppetto in Disney’s ‘Pinocchio’
"Tom Hanks is in talks to play Gepetto in Disney's Live action version of Pinocchio. The project would reunite director Robert Zemeckis and Hank's who had previously worked together on Forrest Gump. Cast away and the Polar Express. The animated version of Pinocchio was released in 1940 Madonna was there for the opening, produced by produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on Carlo Cody's Children's book, The Adventures of Pinocchio.
Maria Town: Disability Rights Are LGBTQ+ Rights
"Disability looks like so many things right, and in fact over one third of the Lgbtq community, house disability, so if you don't have one, absolutely have a friend or loved one does, and you'll hear Maria. Today disability is not a sign of weakness is a sign of strength, resilience and survival. So, let's get to it. This is Maria town. Know preparing for this interview I was thinking about all the different aspects of queer life, or or should I say my queer life because I was specifically thinking about how not accessible they are yeah, and one of the biggest and most visible examples I think is pride, fried celebrations, and I'm just curious about what is in your experience with pride. Pride is interesting. The idea of walking in a parade is very exclusive for a lot of people. There is always biased towards being able to physically show up and watch or debate in a parade that I think our experience with Corona virus may change I hope that various pride committees and organizations across the country are actually thinking about virtual engagement in subsequent years, and how that can be a complement to in-person engagements, but there's all of the events that surround pride typically in June, that often revolve around alcohol and substance abuse in tree, then is a disability having pride so closely tied to alcohol companies creates a lack of access for a lot of people in. In Our community I've never thought about that is alcoholism is classified as disability to be specific it's it's addiction in treatment, so if you are actively experiencing alcoholism and not seeking treatment than it wouldn't fall into disability, you know that's what the law says I. Think we can look at addiction more broadly as as a disability. Ask something that does impact someone's activities of daily living in their ability to accomplish them. You know for someone who is seeking treatment for addiction. They are entitled to reasonable accommodations in their job. If they need a flexible work schedule, so they can go to a meeting. All of those fit under the umbrella of reasonable accommodations the ADA. Issue that I wish more people in the community understood and were open about new sort of diction falls within the ADA, the American disability act or I guess If you're currently in treatment, right I, think people in the queer community knew so many people in treatment. Is that a Bra Lee known thing that you are legally able to ask you like work for time off to go to meetings and stuff so I don't think it is I think that most people's understanding of disability is fairly narrow, and that's very unfortunate the disability. Disability. Community is huge. It's extremely diverse and I think most people when they think of disability, even people within the community. If they haven't had an opportunity to really get to know the disability rights community, maybe think about disability in terms of someone who uses a wheelchair or someone who is blind, but in fact disability covers. You know people who have cancer people who have AIDS HIV. It's a really really broad category. In fact, so broad that people with disabilities are the largest minority group in the United States, and there are one billion. Billion people with disabilities around the world, those numbers are crazy especially, since on on this podcast, we talk about representation all the time, mainly for Queer people in the media, but we think about representation for those at disabilities, if the numbers are so small, if as you said, it is the largest minority group on even with representations right like we are so as a community, so accustomed to seeing disabled characters, being played by non disabled actors, like what's the easiest way to win an Oscar have able bodied person play somebody with a disability. Disability right like Daniel. Day Lewis in my left foot. Shirley's there on in Monster Forrest gump all Oscar winners, all non-disabled people playing people with disabilities I think when we talk about representation, it can't just be like disabled characters. It needs to be disabled riders writing the stories that needs to be production, the whole kit and caboodle,
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How to Tell When It's Time to Splurge
"In our day jobs. We get to help folks make financial decisions and a lot. The top people equate that to like how save more build wealth. How do this thing but we talk about all the time? One of our favorite things to do is to be that voice reason that tells tells people when they can take their foot off the pedal where they can actually enjoy some of the fruits of their labor. We just did a show. That's always were to the show ideas. Come from what we just on that show. We're I I was very self confessional about the fact that I'm no longer consider myself a tight. What now if you were attending the livestream I still have a lot of tightwad tendencies? I just can't get those out of my system but it is one of those things where I love it when we talked about this in pre show planning we are now that you unleashed windy. We tell clients that they could actually spend. When do we tell people we're going to be able to that? Ought to be a show. When do we actually get to live like no one else? We hear these things. You're saving saving saving but Wendy. When do you start to put that needle over to? It's okay and give yourself permission. Because that's the biggest thing one of the favourite parts of being financial advisor. Here's the negative. You have to tell people. They're spending too much but there is a huge positive. Actually for a lot of our clients is that they've been so good at accumulating assets. They actually have a hard time. Tom Breaking the habit of building that we tell them. It's okay to start consuming contrite and I love it when we get to break that point to them I think one of the common misnomers that people have is that oh well that happens at retirement or that happens at the financial independence. Were actually going to talk to you today. About not only. Does it happen there. But they're actually times throughout your accumulation accumulation journey throughout your building journey. Where you can give yourself the freedom even if you're young even if you're early on even if you're in the beginning stages where it's okay to spin so long asks you're doing the things you're supposed to do so let's jump right into these and I was so excited about this slide? And here's the first slide is is foosteps are followed by the way. Here's what I think is awesome. I'd like to tell you my entire life is very. I can't say Mr Magoo because I just gotten to be so old forrest gump might very well become. It's kind of getting everyone recognize but I do feel like I m the accidental success story on most things and once again I've stumbled into something awesome is that we've been talking about for years. Financial Order of operations. I mean it is one of the if I call it money guy won a one. You want to understand financial order of operations. One of our. I came here it was youtube or podcast world but money got family members said we love the foosteps house. Like Oh oh my gosh. This is one step closer today Grohl because it is because when I do all this stuff completely by accident I'm like this means that Dave Grohl on are meant to be best friends. Ah I mean it really is a son that we're supposed to thunder Dave. If you're listening we'd love to have you on the show. So let's talk about this because I do WanNa talk about well. Financial Order of operations. This is one of those things and we're going to go much deeper in this. I've got some things in the works even late last night I was working on some ideas with his financial order of operations and I wanted to kind of go through this rather quickly and we know that we have other resources in the past that people can look into but this is when we talk about financial order of operations. But let's go through these pretty quickly and science sign number. One is not that you've completed it but that you are following the steps correctly and so in order to know if you're following the steps correctly you have to actually know what the steps are so step number one of the money orders. Operations is the deductibles covered You WanNa make sure that you have that money set aside that can get you out of the ditch if things things are going haywire you at least have enough to cover health insurance deductibles auto deductibles homeowners deductibles whatever's required. If there were a catastrophic event you have it there to get you out of the pitch this is where you know most people we know the stats. I'M GONNA cover it in a minute. Most people can't come up with a thousand dollars. So you're right. This is just to keep you from the danger. He's home. You have a really yarn poppin bottles on number one. This is just like I said to keep this thing from running aground and remember because I don't think I set up the the the financial order of operations. What makes this so foundational? Is that just like we talk about time. We think a lot of finances very math. Based I mean matter of fact people get onto onto they say no behavior behavior. Well Yeah we get the behavior but if you're not taking if you're neglecting the maths or you are doing this thing all wrong and that's why we just spoke. Oh could a group of structural engineers. We got hard to come up and talk about that. In the first thing we did was we showed him a math equation. That had exponents in it. It had parentheses it had multiplication tables had division had some subtraction and addition and we ask them we said how in the world did you guys know how to do this and and they all were able to say you know I was ordered. Operation is us which was an always. Screw this up but it's like please excuse my dear aunt sally you nailed it see. That's the first time I've ever heard you get it right so but it's the same thing so I wanted to give the context so that everybody understood. Why is this so powerful finances finances is the same as the way you do order of operations with math? You need to do it in the right order so you actually make your system as efficient as
Ag Sales Professional's Podcast by Greg Martinelli
Whoever has the best story wins the sale!
"You'd we're talking about using the incredible power of a well-crafted story it's titled Whoever has the Best Story Wins the sale. Well there's an old saying that data tells a story cells. That's a flashy little saying but think about this statistic when speaking to an audience audience and when you get done only five percent of the people in that room will remember statistic after you finish your presentation however if instead of a statistic you use a story a whopping sixty three percent will remember the story you told again by percent will remember statistic sixty three percent will remember a story. And if you don't believe me if you don't believe me let's just test yourself. which do you remember more your sixth grade American history class or the historical scenes from forrest? Gump both of them more history. One had a great story attached to it for most of us. Sixth sixth grade was so long ago. We can't even remember the teacher's name let alone what she said why. We think it's because it was boring. Well not so. It's the simple fact of how difficult it is for our minds to remember a number or statistic sixth grade history lessons are off on a series of facts and figures dates. However if you put that story into a personalized history as in the popular movie forrest? Gump you can instantly and fondly recall all the moments of history when he went through. Why is this important? When selling the farmers an agribusiness buyers because we are all convinced everyone of us is convinced is that we need to charge out into the marketplace with all of our research proven data and sell value with a proven? Roi Return on investment and. That's what we we all do so from our customers point of view the farmer in our business buyers all day long they're besieged by an army of sales people showing and how good their products are with their statistical data. Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that data and stats aren't important. They certainly are important and we. We need to have them to prove our products effectiveness if or when needed however they are just too forgettable and they're all the same or their counter. Dick Victory in your customer just decides you know what I don't believe any of it. I'm just GONNA pass to win the sale. We need to get the message across to our customers and make it stick in their memory to accomplish this. We can use the incredible power of a fitting well-crafted story we using stories to sell in a professional exciting. It's not just sitting around with your friends. Sitting around the Campfire telling stories. Stories had cell have a structure to them. They described the before during bring in after they quickly depict the struggle and solution which struggle the one your product salves and the one. This customer has which which solution the solution not your solutions a very subtle difference. But I think it's important to position this as the solution that works not referred to it as your solution very small difference that sends a little better message so stop relying completely on data and start telling better stories. We're here are a couple of tips number one. The three components needed for every sale story. Our situation solution success. These are part of every sales workshop by put on. It's not a natural born talent for us to go around telling selling stores we need to learn structure and how how to build these effective selling storage while it takes a little time to learn the process and get the right stories. Developed is well worth on their next sales call when they had from the workshop and try to sell the next prospect number two. What if I don't have stories? The only requirement for story is that it be true and accurate. If you're new to the company and don't have a lot of your own stories to tell fear not check with your manager your peers. Your fellow department managers ask that person that's been around the office for forty years asked them for stories on the products and services. You sell us their stories until you have your own now. I think it's only fair to let your customers snow. If it's not your exact story that you are involved with however if it's your products from your company it really shouldn't matter that is not your direct story. Lastly I want to leave you with this thought. Is We think in pictures. Just take the next thirty seconds and reminisce about any significant moment in your life your graduation in your wedding. The birth of a child your last big sales success something hilarious that happened on a sales call or something completely embarrassing now. How did you remember it? Did you remember it as a data as date on a calendar or did you see the actual events in your memory with vivid pictures short mental video clips of what actually happened. How proud is everyone clapped for you on stage or how embarrassed you felt when you made a big mistake you actually saw yourself turning red and seeing the looks on people's faces as you felt embarrassed? My guess is you remember the short video clips and images of it actually happening. Our minds are wired to remember or stories not sequences of numbers enclosing. Remember this. I've been to a lot of presentations Sales meetings a lot of meetings in general following any presentation. I have never heard ever heard anyone. Say Wow did you see slight forty six. That was amazing but we do hear people remembering the stories that a presenter tells we all these stories over in our mind we see the
Popcorn with Peter Travers
Edward Norton Discusses His New Film 'Motherless Brooklyn'
"Everybody. I'm Peter Travers this popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and there's a movie out now that I truly love called motherless Brooklyn which is written directed and starred my guest Edward Norton Great Devere then too long. It's been way too but I talk about long as long as I've known you which has has to be going on twenty years. We've been talking about mother. It was really you've been. That book came out. Jonathan Lethem's book came out and he said I'm going to do that. Yeah this is going to be. But it's finally here. Peter I told you I would and I did I did but you know I can't wait another twenty wanted to do it. But how do you feel now. Really good I when something's been rattling around your head for a long time it is it is nice to get it out. It's sort of like I relate. My character has to read syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder and when he talks about having glass in the brain. And that's a little bit how this project was for me. It was like glass in my brain. I want. It was uncomfortable and I wanted to. I did want to get get it out but apart from that personal compulsion to see it through. I'm happy with the way it came out. Maybe maybe more than I usually am. Actually it's saying the things I wanted to say and I think maybe you commented on this. It's it's sort of. I don't think it would have had the resonance that that it has now ten years ago. Honestly We were talking about this before we started just the difficulty of course as he has commented on very eloquently. I think in his kind of elegy to the how difficult theatrical films have gotten how difficult it has gotten to release original theatrical films. It's it's always a struggle for filmmakers to make original Ville visions. It's always been you see the cast we had in this film. We have Bruce Willis and Willem Defoe and Alec Baldwin and Google about the Ron and Bobby Kennedy Volley in great great actors. But you still have to. You still have to sort of struggle to find the resources is you need to make it. And I wasn't and I didn't need them. Two hundred million easy. My I got all my actors working the free on my actors worked for nothing to help me get it made honestly but you still but you still have to still have to figure it out. Well there's so many things in terms of mother Louis Brooklyn about what you have to do even with a studio backing him. You have a movie that maybe they don't know what the title is. Maybe maybe they never read Jonathan's book it'd be they're saying what's it about right. I'll what is this and that money has to be poured into letting them know what it is. Ask because not presold been John Game. Yeah No to do the property those things and look in my case. I I was there saying look. I WanNa make a big old fashioned period epoch about New York in the vein of the Godfather or L. A. confidential confidential. or any any of these great old fashioned movie experiences I think demonstrably audiences really loved right when they're good. We all love of those films and and I wanted to mash it up a little bit with other another type of movie. I love which you also have a pure you know sort of the underdog the the forrest gump. The Rain Man That idea of a a hero. whose very unusual has an unusual condition edition? That you've never seen before that you feel empathy for and the empathy that you feel for him the the fact that you immediately. You're on his side. That's part of what that's what pulls you through. A murky. It takes is one of the nicest guys you've ever played. WELL HE IS I. I think he's well. It's funny and someone said to me you've done a lot of people with Conditions are afflictions. I said No. I've done a lot of people who are fating conditions or yeah like like primal fear baking the score with Deniro in American History X. There's no faking. He's he's just. He's angry mentally ill and the truth is this character. He's not mentally ill he. Just has he has terrip syndrome so people they call him freak show but he's he's smart and he's intelligent. He's he's susu sensitive. The great thing about watching this movie is that it takes awhile sometimes for you to say my brain isn't working like Lionel's right. Oh He's piecing together this puzzle in his own head his own synapses and we're trying to put a linear thing that isn't there. No Oh but I I actually the only thing that I just. I think that Agreeing in house district buys by a certain point story. I think when characters this goes back to like J D Salinger Holden caulfield and catcher in the Rye when sometimes when a character tells you his own story right from the start you you relate you feel the emotional hook and I think if you set that hook early with a character if in this case Lionel in a classic detective voice over where he tells you I have something wrong with me. I struggle with it. I I have friends. Who Understand? Me like Bruce Willis but not everybody does and it's it's tough. You know you start to go. Oh I inside this guy I understand him. You want him to do well. You don't want him to trip himself up. You're always reform. I I just think what you're doing you're saying I don't quite know how he's piecing it together doesn't tell you know and that goes to what you've done with Jonathan Lethem's book set in the late nineties but you send it back in time as through the fifty S. I don't think anybody ever knew what to read sets the well. That's what you just said is part of the reason we put it in the fifties the the the isolation the characters isolation not just in terms of other people being a little less sensitive calling him freak show But if you know that he doesn't even know what he has your even more sympathetic. It's it's it's even more isolating to not know what's wrong with you in some sense but the other thing was honestly Jonathan and I both really like those movies. The the the old fashioned atmospheric feeling of those noir films from that era. The novel motherless Brooklyn Brooklyn is very interior it's inside the characters head but obviously a film is a big a bigger canvas. You have you've got to create a landscape for people to look cat and it's great landscape. Yeah it's that whole fifties thing that's going on in New York and why. Why no is called called motherless Brooklyn Yeah you know why basically has nobody so no one looking for him? But he has Bruce Willis's character yes when a minutes boys so he he has something. And that's how this movie starts. It's about who killed my mentor. Who did this and then we get what to me? She has a real chinatown by. which is where's what's festering underneath this? It's not just who murdered character. What's going on? It's it's what's going on. Well you had the water in La. That was going on. You Know Chinatown chinatowns. Great because it's about La's original sin. It's not just about Out a mystery it's about the idea that La is built on crime. And that's and that's that's what I like about our foams. They they do. What you said is exactly right? It says hey they say hey yes. It's a certain mystery and a certain emotional relationship is driving why he's investigating but really what what this about is the more he he takes us into the shadow we realize there are things going on in what we call our democratic like Galateri in New York society that are violently antagonistic to everything. We say we believe in which we see through the out Baldwin Characters or Robert Moses type character master builder under a person that says I'm GonNa create the city to look like this and then cuts out anybody who's an outside anybody who is into one percenter right which which is what goes to the topicality. Yeah even now and was a racist t the total race. Yeah and I think that idea of the way that the way that we actually baked people talk about institutional racism but discrimination was literally baked into the Way New York was built into a modern city. They literally did do things like lower bridges to the new beaches. They overpasses they set them too. Low for buses is to clear them. Because they didn't want black and Latino minority citizens coming to the new public beaches so they literally limited access and people think that sounds like a conspiracy theory but it happened though it did happen and we see it and yet these are things that you have in your screenplay screenplay this book added to. Yes what was in the book right when you collaborate with somebody like Jonathan Right. WHO's a really terrific right? I really great writer. Is He with you on. I couldn't have done what I did on. This was bowled you could call it. Yeah but but he doesn't say what have you done. No no no no. I wouldn't do that without checking it out out with him. I I felt that I felt there was reasons to set it in the fifties. We talked about that. He liked that idea because he likes those films and I think he he knew is fill his book we had a certain Surreal Meta modernism. If you WANNA call it data it's really about the interior life of this character. He he wasn't so married to the plot per se. The plot didn't wasn't like the story of my family or the story of my city. It was it's a very Byzantine mazed. It's really an excuse to write the character in some sense. You know he also loves Raymond Chandler and you know those guys marlow at the detective. Active in Chandler with went through a couple of novels right so we kind of approached it like his great character going into another the next another another story in terms of taking a movie which you've described we've talked about it now and putting it on the screen. Do you worry about it reaching reaching an audience putting out kind of putting out work that you do that you you have a deep feeling for is always It's always got Certain emotional risk no matter how thick skin you get over the years no matter how many no matter how many you know. I've been through quite a few experiences like I'm getting a a nice honor from the camera. Image Festival in Poland this year. It's the Great Cinematography Festival right. And they sent me a rundown of the films they wanted to review in this thing. And it's amazing like at the top line of of those kinds of assessments of films. I've done that people think are really Definitive or something like that. You have like fight club. And he's always in there and the twenty fifth and American history x is always in there and none of those films did well.
'Green Book' suffers from Hollywood's Common 'Magical Negro' Problem
"I know we talked about green book Schorr did. But the Oscars are this Sunday. And this will be might win best picture Lord. No Roma please let Roma win. I think we have to talk about it. Because there's one scene that I cannot get out of my mind. Okay. Which one so it's the scene were Tony Villalonga. Who is the Italian American guy from the Bronx who's been hired to drive. Don, Shirley, this black musician, two gigs. Okay. So it's a scene where Tony saves dawn from a bunch of unruly racist at a bar. I mean, I can imagine. What bothered you about that? But why bother you? This scene is meant to teach the audience that the guys that are beating up Don are the real racists. And Tony is kind of like a milk toast racist. He's not that bad of a racist. He's only ever called Don a couple of names behind his back and kind to face and the whole movie up into this point has given you the impression that Tony doesn't like black people. But the moment the movie takes you into the scene in the bar. You understand actually these are the real racist because they're capable of physical violence against someone just because they're black and Tony he's not really a bad guy after all a little bit of needing. He needs a little bit of coaxing. But you know, what he's actually on the right side of things, and you can bring him back over to the right side to the good side of history. And it's inferior eating it's infuriating Wesley. The idea that racism is only bad if it escalates into physical violence, and that's the tiny little microaggressions things that dehumanize. Is and demoralize and stereotype aren't actually really bad types of racism after all, so maybe they get a pass. Right. It feels like a very sanitize seen about racial mix that's designed specifically to make audiences fill better about themselves, and is amazing that you're bringing this up on the weekend of the Academy Awards. Yes. These same Academy Awards in which green book is nominated for five Oscars and is likely to win two or three including picture. Yeah. And you know, it's in company with movies like star is born in the favorite and vice about Dick Cheney, and of course, black klansman and Black Panther, right? Boy, if green book does win it'll be a really good company with the best picture winners of the last thirty years specifically when it comes to films about race, right? I just think America is obsessed with this sort of racial healing fantasy where there is a work that like being near. A black person can do to rehabilitate prejudice people and all that rubbing up against yelling at friction tension touching. Hugging. Driving will bring him to the light. Right. It's its own trope. Yeah. Right. What other films in the past have done this? What are you thinking about? I don't know. I mean, if we're just staying in the in the thirty year window, something like Forrest Gump. Ninety four win best picture ninety five the story of the very simple man name. Forrest Gump mom, always said life was lack of box chocolates sits on a bench and start just talking to anybody who sits down next to him about his his life. Never know what you're going to get. He winds up befriending. This other guy named Bubba Goodall. Bubba good day. You can catch pounds. Shrimp. Shrimp is the fruit of deceit. You can vote ball broad bike it so both have the same IQ. But the point is that force is the person on the journey and a person like Bubba is another step along the way. So one of which puts them on campus when George Wallace's denouncing the integration of university of Alabama. Right. And part of that sequence when Vivian Malone was one of the new black students drops her notebook on the way inside the school, the visual effects, people make it. So that forced picks up the notebook enhance it to Vivian. And it's just weird to me. Like, you realize like that like the movies about forest, not Vivian who? I would say has a much more interesting American story to tell. I country is all about and it isn't the forest gets made a better person because of black people. But it is the forest gets to look scans or not even see a lot of the problems in this country, all of which are shoulder by Jenny who played by Robin rate who is near some Black Panthers who do nothing when she's beaten up by her white piece boyfriend, the racial politics. This movie are crazy anyway, all the politics in this movie to be fair are crazy, but they all sort of benefit for his Gump the fantasy here, of course, if you're good enough and simple enough, America's racial problems can be hailed give this movie a best picture Oscar. Okay. I mean, what else crash best picture winner a two thousand six Lord. A movie. So frightening. The Geno worth refuses to watch it facts facts, only, basically, it's one of these race and racism are driving. Everybody in Los Angeles out of their minds, the Persians the Mexicans the white people the black people, but the thing that really takes me out. His you have all of these different people of different races all being nasty to each other because of race, but guess who the redeemed characters are in this movie. Oh my God. I don't even want to know, Sandra. Bullock, of course, like the second biggest racist in the movie, she gets carjacked, by ludicrous and Lorenzo Tate. Maybe I'm Alexis really tough. My think it'd be best. If you just went upstairs random, wait for them to break in. I just had a gun pointed in my favorite lower. Your voice was my fault. Because I knew it was going to happen. But the white person's he's two black men walking towards her. And she turns and walks in the other direction. She's a racist. Right. Well, I. Got scared, and I didn't say anything attend seconds later. I had a gun in my face. Now. I am telling you you're a Migo in. There is going to sell are key to one of his homes and miss time. It'd be really fucking great. If you acted like you actually gave us shit. And then what happens? She falls down the steps on a lot of pain killers or something. And decides at her Mexican-made Maria is her new best friend. I assume area wants to go home. But you know, we don't know 'cause movies out about Maria. It's about Sandra Bullock, but the real star that movie is Matt Dillon racists cop. Matt Dillon feels up Tandy Newton at a traffic doesn't like black people, but certainly put his hands all over a black woman. So she gets into a horrible car crash cars on fire cast who comes in to save the day. Hear me permissible be your. To get an extinguisher. Good that fire. Best supporting actor nomination for that gentleman. Okay. I'll get you out not Dylan approves he's not a racist because he's capable of saving some black person's life. Even after he's violated it and then driving miss daisy. Of this sort of problem. And it wins. Best picture nineteen ninety came out in eighty nine huge hit. Yeah. Better movie than you think. Actually, because I think it understands the thing that you and I are talking about right? There is something inherently impossible about black people and white people being friends at least, according to the way, the country is set up to like have both those friends be equal in the friendship. So it is a story of this old Jewish woman. Daisy were them. Sorry. This old named daisy were than related I hope. hope Not. not. Our son bully hires Hoke Morgan Freeman to drive her. And home nowhere else.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
Sally Field on a lifetime in Hollywood
"Today, we listen back to the also winning actress Sally field the minute. I walked on stayed something. Struck me electricity, a bell rang, and the self-imposed fog that I had been living in just cleared, and I could hear myself, and I was alive for this moment for the second. I was free and weightless I spent my life chasing, the firefly's on the edges of my is. That was Sally field. The double Oscar winning actress and the fog she was escaping descended following sexual abuse. By a stepfather jock Mahoney when she was a child she lost herself in acting career began as a teenager playing the all American lead in gidget. She went on to star in the flying nun, and then made her first film the way west with Kirk Douglas in nineteen sixty seven a host of television movies, followed before she joined her then boyfriend, but Reynolds in the box office hit smokey and the bandit Reynolds was another controlling man in her life. As was the film director, Bob Raffelson's. She was forced to kiss before being cast by him in stay hungry. She won her first Askar for the title role of Numa Ray in nineteen eighty and she's appeared in amongst others. Steel magnolias, MRs Doubtfire and Forrest Gump winning another best actress Academy Award for places in the heart in one thousand nine hundred five she was given an outstanding lead. Actress EMMY for television show. Brothers and sisters and most recently was nominated for best actress in Lincoln in two thousand and twelve she's written a memoir in pieces. I'm Georgina Godwin, and I sat down with her in the big interview. Sally. We're here in London. And you've been hit promoting your book, which is an extraordinary book. It's about this amazing life full of experience, but also Chuma to degree a wonderfully brave book, but it also charts your acting career, and I wondered if you'd always known that you were going to act well by the time, you know, you're thinking about what are you going to be when you grow up kind of thought, I think it was always an actor.
Colleen and Bradley
Dwayne Johnson To Play Kamehameha In ‘The King;’ Robert Zemeckis Directs Script By ‘Braveheart’s Randall Wallace For Warner Bros & New Line
"Dwayne the rock Johnson will play Hawaiian King Kamehameha in the historical drama the king which is going to be directed by Roberts, and MAC is. He of Forrest Gump and back to the future fame Kamei unified the Hawaiian islands following a series of battles during the seventeen ninety s Took, steps to ensure that they remained a United realm, after his death and Dwayne Johnson has been eyeing this movie. In recent years and decided to move forward during, the filming of, Jumanji welcome. To the jungle which happened to be in