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Aaahh!!! Classic Monsters
"We thought we would talk. Hello Classic movie monsters or I guess. A derivative thereof You know all the films like Frankenstein Dracula creature the Black Lagoon and salon boy. Oh boy so yeah so we are. Actually we each picked one classic creature. We're going to be sharing history in details about that creature in the story about the story about them so should we. Should we drinks. Yeah okay so I'm going to actually hand the mic over to Tracy and you because I she has forty drinks that she's going to be sure they're all so I'm focusing on vampires and at total wine there was actually quite a bit to choose from uh-huh depending on how elaborate you WanNa get with the topic. There was even like walking dead wine assume that seemed like sheeting. That seemed like that would be better for his. Obviously yeah it's because it's actually from the TV exactly. So I can't have rick on the cover and be thinking of Bram Stoker works for me with that said that I brought three drinks because being hungover and being two o'clock in me not having lunch it just seems weird like crack. Open a bottle of wine right now but I do have Francis Coppola diamond red plans talk a little bit about Coppola going on. Because you can't really talk about Dracula directly without talking about Coppola and then I also because I don't like I said if I'm going to open that I also brought four. They use my teeth to pull the bag out. I have a lovely temper neo. Oh I love to drag on. And we'll talk a little bit about what dragons dragons relates reverse dragged him the vampire at least in literature but like I said that's a bit heavy so honestly what I think I'm going to start with. Breath is a nice blood. Orange Margarita and S- To serve it in as they said I just live seven houses down I brought on my own Hamilton Sippy Cup when I say Hola pouring that that's awesome chewing that All amazing choices see. That doesn't take a random rationalization cody did you notice that mixture. You have doesn't actually have to kill it in it. Oh I I forgot I also brought my own patrol. Never leave home without it. So the monster I chose today is Where wolves so what? I'm drinking today. Is a Lithuanian heritage. Beer called where wolf it's literally called Werewolf and it has a quite a high alcohol content. So that's so funny because just right before for the show Tracy and I were talking about how we like picking drinks. That aren't just the name. They require narrative. Chris here's where we'll there's nothing with that sound so bitchy all right so Chris is still looking to see what kind of beer is is it. Strong connect have a taste. Today makes one of us. Oh that is delicious is really good. That's dangerous Oh my God. I'm just GonNa Covet this break a command. It's a Belgian dark El okay. I'M GONNA try that too. Yeah so for my drink. I'm actually Old England. I'm actually doing Frankenstein. And so and that was that was what I was GONNA do. I was I went into English. Oh I hear terrible and like you know what. I just can't drink this after my night. I'm going to get something good. Mary Shelley found something actually liked Mary. Shelley well well I whenever you look at all these old stories. I what I think of it is. They all kind of intertwined sometimes in ways and they're just kind of these wild crazy stories stories. So I've found a blackberry merlot called twisted Vine Ohio. Yeah good expected to get a couple. I rolls maybe like really all right so with that I will get into history I didn't want to do anything like Hollywood movie. Poor history because that would have been very long and excessive in instead I thought I would give a weird overview on the history of monsters the word monster itself derives from the Latin word monstrum meaning to demonstrate or monarch meaning to warn There's also the Latin word monstrum which Just means abnormal or supernatural but can also mean wonder or miracle generally speaking monsters are physical whether real or imagined representation of those things society as Dean leaned unknown or unnatural and most mostly those things that we fear and cannot explain physically. Speaking a monster may have some unusual characteristics. In fact one time things such as two-headed cavs or babies born with abnormalities were considered monsters so basically anything that was outside of what society claimed as quote. Normal aw was seen as monstrous of course as we know in addition to the physical characteristics. Munster's we'll do some terrible things or act out on the way beyond the standing of society being set that any one of us in this room could be considered a monster me with my blue hair and you both being super tall me with my gay so monsters there's all of you There are a ton of tons of monsters that go back in history. There were monsters that were found in cave paintings represented by animal human hybrids which unlikely cliches in real life hence monsters or at least at the conclusion that historians drew in Greek and Roman mythology monsters were perceived as a form of displeasure from the gods examples being cyclops Gorgon. Medusa Centaurs Sirens and so on. It seems that in religion like Judaism Christianity and Islam. They avoided talking about monsters aside from stories related to Satan and the power of evil in Hinduism monsters. A lot more prevalent. you see gods depicted with extra limbs or as an animal human hybrid and in native American culture. You have creatures such as the Wendy Go. Skin walkers and even sasquatch after the renaissance period with science becoming a new a fairly new thing. It really tried to attempt to explain what exactly monsters were to no avail in the gothic period we were graced. With two of the most infamous monsters Frankenstein and Dracula as well as some of the creepiest fairy tales by the brothers Grimm in psychology. Carl Jung tried to explain monsters as any central part of development might in that they were seen as the quote otherness within ourselves. I kind of discussed with this with you. Cody Day in that how I was talking how we need to balance the light with dark so I think that's the same thing it's arguing and our gang. We all have a fascination with monsters. This podcast is an example. Cody are armchair. Chair crypto zoologists. That even if these creatures don't exist it's that innate curiosity of the possibility of their existence as society changes the faces of monsters changing. We'll continue you to do so when before we used to be freed of things like trolls and elves. Today's where we fear things such as candyman or to say that once monsters collection of our society and then all the terrible things in it as well as an escape from those terrible things monsters are ever evolving and as long as we have fears and terrible things going on in our world they will. Oh not go away in my opinion. That's escapism at its best interest inc.. I have like a believer skeptic question but I guess I wanNA save it maybe. For debunk okay. But I'm afraid that I'm going to. I'm going to forget it. I'm going to ask now for both of Y'all are there any monsters or creatures that either of you actually believe in. Yes yes. That's probably what got me. Hooked on your podcast in the first place you were immediately talking about things that I have seen with my own eyes so I can only to Chris as a believer in many of the things. He's seen. Yeah I'm sitting there at work. Listen to going. Oh my God I saw that too says yes shadow people. I can't talk about that right now. Is Definitely I've had encounters encounters with shadow people. But as far as what we're talking about today. The closest is a boyfriend who thought he was a vampire. Oh Shit are you talking about that in your story. No I wasn't going to because it's complicated and messy advocates network. Deep Ball Game L.. Dated someone who thought he was a vampire sidelining. I think he was just really sexually confused. Needed to explore some things and that arena. He had seen the horror many
"francis coppola" Discussed on Inside Star Wars
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"francis coppola" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"I said, it's nice that you, you know, you gotta chauffeur and all that. And he says, well, I really prefer to drive myself. But I can't drive. I said, well, why not he said, well, I'm blind in one. And I'm going blind in the other. I said, wait a minute. I got a script here that was for to Christie three with Elvis pricing rectum. It's half blind shooting in Culver city instead of France where we said making it look like fresh do better than this. My next time. That movie was double that's case. Our listeners are wondering I also love this three in the book. You said that they would his handlers with throw Elvis on the on the floor. Gets on them. There were two things about that. With three things number one. We came to active. He was like uncomfortable. But he did it. He he knew his lines. He was always on time. It was really a gentleman, and he was personally a gentleman, and I I liked them all awful lot. And when we did the music he was really great. He had everybody. Calm and pizza was flowing and beer, and it was really a party, and he was very serious about his music. And I was great. But when it came to acting, it was a whole different sub. There was one day that was put into the script where he cuts he he does a karate chop on a board. Everybody showed up a karate his girlfriend the executive from the studio. The Colonel came. Right before lunch, and he hears it, a whack and the board breaks and everybody claps if you blew on it, it would have broken, we're so prepared, you know. So everybody was happy with that. And they will fill Batory lunch about that. And then the sad part was every day when he left the MGM lot two guys who really nice to to his close friend shorty and read who terrific, and they were the ones that really close to him in which Ribe out a lot. And they would say, okay, I was get down and he would get down on the floor of the car. It would cover them with a blanket. So that the crowd that saw the gates of MGM wouldn't rush the call. But the thing was there was nobody there anymore. That's wild all day crowded, gone home. The he didn't know where he didn't wanna know. They didn't want them to know. But there was nobody there, but he was under the carpet. Yeah. Wild a long way from Julie Christie shooting in Europe. And and okay, it's my job here to bring up all the bed picks. Thank you. The gang that couldn't shoot. I don't think that's a bad pitch. It's it's it's on even look what happened in a gang whose creditor that. We had a terrific book about by Jimmy breslin about very the the mob. And crazy Joe Gallo was going on in Brooklyn in the in the early seventies late sixty we hide WALDO salt who wrote and won an academy list for midnight cowboy fan wish black. Yeah. And we're looking for a director because we had this really good book, and it really good script. So the an agent caused me said what about Francis Coppola? I said Francis coupla he said, yeah, I said, well, let me look in the previous film. He did was Finian's rainbow with Fred Astaire musical called the agency said Wina world. Would you suggest Francis complex to do a gangster movie? The worst idea. We were referring to in the intro. So I I didn't. Actually, we did high out Pacino for lead role when we got another director. And then I got a call one day from I'll Pacino's agent who said, you know, opportunity was leave your movie, he's not gonna do it. I said where where's she going? What did you have? We use them for hostal EC gonna do the godfather with Francis cats. You end that chapter by saying I haven't seen the gang that should. Since then I saw the godfather a lot. Would you do? Hi, friend, you were going now. That's all what What would was you your do? gangs? You can't be blamed for not for making that call to Jerry or back was hanging out with crazy..
"francis coppola" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"About a bunch of fascinating stories, including the Kennedys and Marilyn Monroe. Let's get to the point. So we'll get the guy Pablo Escobar point Sinatra. And of course, the biggest crime of the century. Right. But we want to get to how I ended up on the set because without the godfather Johnny for you here. So how'd you get up on the cetera? On the set of the godfather. And then you can tell the story, of course, about how mom Brenda wasn't filled. You what ask you a ton of questions? But in the end, you guys turned out to be very, very good friend. What would happen was my ego? I was like twenty five years of age and the book just came out. Mario puzo. Mario Puzo conflict nineteen sixty nine it's the fiftieth anniversary now, so I had someone read it to me, and I wanted to be an actor. And then they had something in the paper. They're gonna use your nose. So I figured this is my shot. So I hired a crew I shot a scene for Michael seem Sony seem for call and submitted to paramount. Then I get a letter saying we shall we misled you, we know you spend some dollars on this. And then I read the Joe Colombo is picking the FBI building. And he's gonna want this movie made. So I figured it's my shock. I know Joe it's always about the book and they were selling stupid lapel buttons a bucket button, red white and green ball. So I go to see him in Brooklyn. Joke. You missing a great opportunity here. How I should. Why don't you take the meeting with them? Because at the time there was a young attorney. So my attorney, Barry, Sean, Nick, I should Barry comes with you. I'll arrange it might enough. I could I shall arrange will go to the Gulf and western building, which is Trump Columbus circle. And what you're going gonna ask for if you happy let them shoot the movie, then you'll have the world premieres in every major city, you could charge hundred dollars a ticket. That's how the whole time. Yeah. But they went there. They fought for certain things, obviously he didn't wanna say Wapping Guinea times there were fights. And even outside the studios will they made a big deal amount. They made a big deal. That was Colombo's. Whole thing is the talian American pride American Italian defamation league. But he was picking the FBI building. He got called down down on one Sunday tone. What are you crazy? This is the secret. Okay. He's the FBI Bill, and sadly, he was dead within a year of that year or two that's funny because the next rally one year later, right? The second rally Columbus, circle, I get a call from Tommy Belotti who's like my best man to weddings, not one. He was of course, Paul Castellanos limo driver gunned down outside of sparks by John Gotti. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. And so he said are you going to rally yesterday's you can't go as are you talking about Monday's, you're not going, and I was saying that the Parkway and even though my palm was on sixty. I I wanted to see we'll come out. So I went out the back door gone. Fifty eighth street took the entering down the canal street, I'm sitting at Angelo's restaurant. And I hear that he was shot that created another big problem. I didn't get into it in the book. Yes. When they saw the investigation photos my seat had my name on it. It was at the only guy that's wild. But you had a prior word. Obviously, I didn't know what it was. Got a sort of a heads up to stay the hell away because all going down. Yeah. It goes you went to Venus between, but what's going on with the Italians and the movie that almost accord secured, you a spot in the film because dot got you got you the game. When we had the meeting the next day my deal with I told Joe, I should we get this on. I wanna play Michael Sonia. Call I didn't know, right. They they they let me know that this is interesting. You may not know this they already I should who's playing Michael they should sunny. I mean, who's playing Michael? James Caan, James Caan was playing Michael I really Carmine Caridi was playing Sonny because he was in a play called man from the mantra. And they thought it should be this big guy which combine was and Francis Coppola wanted Pacino at that time, we only did one movie called panic in needle balk and he fought for him. And they move sunny. I mean, Michael James Caan to play sunny, which was the subordinate role, which to me was pissed at that. Right. And then I got in this movie. I never did anything in my life, which was what you were talking about the rehearsal with Brando. Right. That was not. So he asked you he said, what are we been on theater? What movies? Have you been in all these questions you had inches? Of course, if you are no experience. And then you you kinda let them know. Maybe you should back off just a little bit Marlin. Well, you know. Francis over and he broke down the whole script. I'd never broke down script on even know what I was doing there. And he said, you know, he's got to be great actor undermines my family marriage. My duty breaks it all down with my son. And he's trying to talk me out of this role. So I don't know again protocol him script. I said Francis score whatever minute, which you can't dismiss it director the guys in charge even in the rear, and then they did the next sacrilegious. I put my arm around Brando, and I walked with the rehearsal one hundred nineteenth street Apaches. All right that Tony scenarios joy, you know, he says he put his arm band. Bernie Sanders with I miss like, I miss. They were told don't look at them. Oh, don't make any eye contact Moslem Brando like Saint thing. But the rules didn't apply necessarily the Gianni Russo. Well, no, the only reason was I'm ready to go out the door. This guy's getting me fired. Just had a party like a couple of nights before and everybody who said cannot United of movie get out. Are you going to be in this right now this guy getting me fine? Now, I really good for you. So then I took him to the side and very fine. I did it whispering which I think was more medicine. I guess because when everybody's put now so it's like real. Okay. Let me just tell you something. Okay. I know who you are your big actor you screwed us up for me. I will suck on your you understand what I'm telling. Oh, I love it. You. Yeah. You step back. He's looking at me. I don't know if I was going to call. A cop. That's great. That was great. Nailed it right there. Listen, the book is Hollywood godfather were talking to Johnnie Russo. He played call. Oh, of course in the godfather. And I mentioned a couple of book signings this week Wednesday bookends bookstore. Ridgewood New Jersey seven o'clock on Thursday at the Barnes and noble eighty in Lexington and then next week. East Chester Barnes and noble and the week after that book review in Huntington, folks, look it up, but I gotta ask you this question. Gianni Russo lease the you're instrumental, according to you in the book in the nation of John F Kennedy don't say that I was a messenger. I didn't know what I was delivered. I was money that all the time. But that's all I didn't. I didn't. If I knew the target. I love John Kennedy a hung out. We were in inadvertent player, and you went from clean that up. You deliver delivered a message from a mob boss in New Orleans was Marcel trying to up to Frank Costello. And the message was it's on that was it. Right. And he had a big dish of busted. Lubyanka knows. I like it. Yeah. He's not sitting down. And it's okay. Yeah. Gave it thirty grand and get the hell out of here though. I gave it to him. And he gave me the message. Okay. So so for everybody who thinks Lee Harvey Oswald, blah, blah, blah, you're here to say he was one of the two though he was one of the shooters, but it was a mob hit. It was not it was mob hit. I'll tell you something else. You ain't gonna believe. And I always thought Sanjay and coma killed him. But was involved too. I believe the Johnson born up the target Lyndon. Baines johnson. I wouldn't be surprised if the module was in on it too. The point is though the that it was done by the mob. And then they put you on a boat if you had seen Lee Harvey Oswald, enor- leans in this meeting by mistake, he was right bathroom. And then the next time you saw him was on the boat when you a headache Spain's paper under the verrazano narrows bridge. You saw him arrested as everybody was it was televised. That's right. And that's how you knew what you had done and then hired Jack ruby Jack Jack route we always worked for the mortgage, Chicago. He was running all this stuff in Texas. So he I mean. Most people don't know after that seventy three other people were killed anybody. That was involved. That's why Costello got me. Yeah. The movie that have Akasha. Let's take a short break. Come back. A little more time. We'll hit on Sinatra Pablo. Escobar call it a day Hollywood. Godfather, Johnny Brusca will come in right back. Morning..
"francis coppola" Discussed on KCRW
"The White House, presenting the biggest buffet of McDonald's hamburgers you could ever. Imagine you've seen that photo of Trump. Do you see that that that there's a piece of footage will once the players going up to the buffet going? I thought this was a joke. Why? And that happened like if we put that in a movie that would have been so ridiculous. I promise you if we'd put that in one of our movies. It would have been lately we've got to cut that out of there. That's too crazy. Well, my other favorite is when he said, we gotta start sweeping the forests raking the forests. And that's how you get rid of forest. Fires. And I remember just you could see Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom with their heads down. And you just knew both of them wanted to go. Holy God out loud. But they didn't do it. What do you do when that's the reality? I mean that is so much more absurd than anything. We could imagine. I mean, the the cheeseburgers in the White House. That's even in idiosyncrasy elect that's directly from Ideo Crecy. It's it's I never thought I would live to see where the world is. Now, it's it's truly jaw-dropping and horrifying and funny and amazing and horrifying and so's your movie. I can't thank you enough. You're always welcome here. Anytime you wanna come in. And please come back. Thank you all of us. My guests is Adam McKay. He just blew our minds. Letting us know the Francis Coppola just lost the fan. His new movie, of course, his visor recording engineer. Thank you again here here west is arsia call well, it shows mixed by Kat your is at his associate producer. I have no more quote left to make the treatment..
"francis coppola" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Neo stepping out of the telephone booth right now. Yeah. Yeah. I applauded at the end of this movie. And you know, what would people applauded movies? I always think it's weird because I'm like, you know, that the people in the movie can't hear you, right? But I've been in movie theaters, where people applauded the last time, I was in a movie where people actually applauded was green book. Was the Vigo Mortenson Maher Mahar Asha Ali. A movie there was applause at the end of the movie. Yeah. One of them being my dad. Absolutely loves that movie. So yeah, there you go. That's that's from the matrix. And yeah could have been Will Smith flying up from that from that phone booth in it could have been Sean Connery giving him the advice in the lessons instead of Laurence Fishburne. And that's what we're talking about things that the movies that would have been completely different because other actors were offered or turn down these iconic roles that now you can't think of anybody else to play them. Now this next one. Is an example of like that. Because the the movie itself that we're gonna talk about here. This movie had the most insane casting issues maybe of any movie of all time and the amount of actors who were considered for the roles in this movie is nuts. And it's the godfather the godfather if you if you like the complete set, the godfather, you know, the DVD's or the other Blu Ray or or anything there's a documentaries like a two hour documentary on the making of the godfather, and it's fantastic. And what Francis Coppola had to go through to cast who we wanted to cast in the movie was insane. Paramount didn't want it paramount didn't want. They didn't want Brando. They didn't want Al Pacino. It was it's crazy. And they on the on the DVD they have the actual screen tests for so many actors Robert Evans, the producer back then wanted like Ryan O'Neal to play Michael Corleone. And I can't even imagine. Can you imagine Brian O'Neill now, but he was hot at the time. You know, love story was out was one of the biggest hits for paramount. And they wanted them. And then, of course, Jack Nicholson, this is the one that we're talking about Jack Nicholson was offered Michael Corleone or could have been Michael Kara Leone because the studio wanted the beloved son of Don Vito Corleone could have been played none other by none other than Jack Nicholson who eventually dropped out claiming he didn't feel the role was right for him. We could certainly have bought Nicholson as the murderous mafioso. Although he might have been a bit more flamboyant than Al Pacino, you think. Well, at this point L Pacino is more flamboyant. The Jack Nicholson that's happened over the years. Elvis subsequent performances L Pacino's learnt as screams every not so much anymore. But like right around scent of a woman in heat, screaming everything. And why were glad they didn't get it? We agree with Nicholson's verdict while the role wasn't quite right for him. It was actually perfect for Pacino who Coppola had to really fight for to the point where. If Pacino Coppola fought for me, he's like I wanna Pacino because nobody was because it's a very subtle performance. Especially in the first movie in the in the first godfather movie, so real subtle performance by by Pacino, and it's a great performance. Truly great performance. But they wanted something, you know, flashier. And so when the dailies were coming back, they were like, this guy sucks. They like the Pacino the the producers and Robert Evans were like this Pacino guy. This kid sucks. He's terrible. We gotta get somebody. Who's better known and more popular? And we'll bring more energy to the role, and then and they actually had I can't remember who it was. But they had another director onset because if Achino screwed up again, they were gonna fire Coppola on the spot. Fires ass and then bringing a new director. So they had a backup director onset, which of course, made Coppola fuel paranoid. Like, you know, the producers don't trust them enough to make this movie, and this is a big important movie. And so they had a backup director. And I wish I can't remember who it was. But no, the casting the casting changes and decisions of the Godfather's fascinating. Absolutely. Fascinating. Here's Mike on WGN. Hi, mike. Hey, nick. All right, man. Going back to classical. I think Walson John Houston. We're glad that George raft turned roles in high CEO in Maltese falcon, wait a minute, George George raft was offered those roles. Oh, yeah. I mean, I realized that George ramp was massive, you know, at that time, but those would have been, you know, but those are those especially in the Maltese fan high Sierras great multi falcon, nobody could have played that role than. George raft. Wisconsin generally one node actor. Yeah. So yeah, he was some people got bought a lot to those absolutely. Absolutely. Really propelled him into started. No question about it. I can't imagine. Now, I'm trying to this is every time we every time. I think about these these topics about trying to picture other. Can you picture George raft in the Maltese falcon, I can't even? That's crazy. That's that's crazy. The studio system in those days that was their top dog. Absolutely. Yeah. Absolutely. You sign a contract you work. That's that's what you do. All right. Mike take care now. That would have changed the complexion of those movies completely George raft in the Maltese falcon and high Sierra those are two legendary Bogart performance, you Bogart a lot of people. I don't think bogert gets the kind of respect that he deserves you know, because a lot of people like they did with the horse and the tab was a terrible bogert my God. But he was really a great idea was a great actor Humphrey Bogart was a great great actor. And you know, a lot of those guys like George raft they all kind of relied on their same. Same mannerisms the same little tricks that they would do but Bogart would dive deep. I mean, his performance account Blanca, man. I mean, it's beautiful beautiful. Okay. All right. We got to break. The news is coming up. And then we got more insane actor and actress stories about iconic roles that could have gone to somebody else. And some of these are really crazy three one two nine eight hundred seven two hundred if you wanna comment talk or text news. That's coming up after this. Night..
"francis coppola" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"And I sound so silly now totally freed me up and gave me almost baby. I started laughing with with the freedom that gave us I I can do anything I want. So so at the contradiction to the camera always true exactly how you look at you weather cameras, like John Lovett's character. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. You say anything you want? Now, we have a president the next career out of why? Well, exam forty percent of the country. What the fuck? And so when the I didn't realize you produce the rainmaker. Yeah, Francis Coppola that was I love that movie. Matt Damon was so good in that room. One of these weird. Like, you know, Coppola some of these cats that you came up with they get known for this weird swath of time, and then they get a little inconsistent. But the rainmakers are great solid yeti. Right. Was oh my God. Yeah. But he really was it was his baby. And Francis was you know, is was he championed that whole thing we brought him in and he took care, but he was always wonderful emails like the first time, I knew about Email, but he would keep you a bridge and everything what he wanted to do. And what he was doing. But you know, you just you were you were in the hands of somebody. Yeah. It's gotten to know him from when I was in San Francisco on the television show. He did because he had building right down ZOA trope north beach for our beach, right? The big copper Bill died, and then look Tosca it'll bar. Now, they got the winery and all this stuff. So when you do something like track like, what was your experience in because traffic's heavy man. Yeah. I mean, your story in that movie is heavy when you got two daughters strung out, and you're the drugs are and you've had your own experience with drugs, right? You got sober. Me personally. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I was in. I was in rehab in ninety nineteen one probably more alcohol drugs for pudgy stay off it. Not really, I mean, I think everything's gotta. Moderation in all of that. Yeah. But you know. Yeah. Just not like the way you wake up in the morning anymore. Yeah. Kids, and you got adequate going on. But you have to. Yeah. I think you all have to be careful. I've got. Had addiction issues in my family of lost a brother I knew Eric Newman went from the comedy go because it back in New York used to walking around all sweaty with his dog. Yeah. Exactly. And Eric loss, Eric, and that's it. And my my oldest boy was was a heroin addict spent spent seven and a half years in federal prison. No kidding. Yeah. Non violent drug offence house. He he's fine. Thank yous. He's doing really well. He's an actor really good actor going. It's hard to get through. You know, it's really hard to come back from that Goodyear. Yeah. No. He's doing he's doing good. But you know, I think you you you learn about genetics amongst other. There's gotta be more careful thought any family. Yeah. Yeah. So both sides. So, and you know, I think by younger ones, it's been great. They I mean, unfortunately, because with difficulties new ones might my new ones, so they keep much closer. Variety on. Oh, yeah. Yeah. And yeah, you have a conversation about it going as hackery. Well, it's great. When you did the Archie movie. Yeah. I've watched that thing like five times. You're so fucking good. The two year too. Good. I like did you know Liber Archie? I get I mean, not well, but I right. He was around my father time, they place in Palm Springs. I go out and on holidays and Bizet and I do remember one day. Driving home. Everybody had convertible specter. Nobody worried about the sun. There is your dad. Stop this guy pulled up in a Rolls, Royce. Yeah. A bright day. All remembers. I could hardly see your kid. I was maybe sixteen. Yeah. And I got hardly see him. Just because the sun was banging against his goal. And it was just she was simmering. And was hey Lee. How are you? I kirk..
"francis coppola" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"Holy other kind of film that you completely unexpected. And so tell us a little bit about that. Yeah. Me Heim Alamar. He's a great. I actually saw his work on the master. What he did PT Anderson. I love what he with the wide screen anymore Fiqh. And I just thought he was amazing. I knew going in, you know, from visual standpoint, I in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I went to a. African American public school and just comes out because I was a class clown. Right. My parents moved me over to a white public school which was seventy percent white and the rest was Latino and African American so when I went to that different school. I just felt like everything change in terms of the the the hallways was wider. The behavior was completely different. The education was money was spent in the right places in education the school that I came from was overcrowded just look completely different. So I felt like right off the bat. I wanted to change the perspectives in me high was able to do that for me because he's he's DP, but he's also operator. So when I started talking about all these wise screens and all these different things, and I wanted Williamson be completely different and completely style. Completely different aesthetic into her point of view. He got it. And then the next thing, you know, he's got these great lenses for you. We're gonna get we got these being hurling from Ben her. And and you know, he's only two lenses left only person who really use it lasts Quinton on harder hard eight. So I was like cool. Let's let's go forward. We will have these settlers is over here. And he was there in the moment. He was great again. I just loved his work on with PT Anderson. He worked with Francis Coppola. And he's there, and he was very helpful in getting the visual style across and how about shooting in Atlanta in general Alanna was great. I was really concerned the beginning because I really wanted to feel very southern like the movie like the book, but metropolitan at the same time, the ideal that this city can happen anywhere. Obviously from the first scene going into the the going to the street. Why crane going into this family home? The talk is something that happened in every black neighborhood, most neighborhoods. The talk is about the Burs in the bees in the black neighborhood is about staying alive. And how do you how you relate to police officers? So with that in mind. Fine. I felt like I wanted to look to be very specific. And it took a little while the found find the locations. But once I did what I did find what was the best is really trying to make the riots and the uprising feel like it was real. And in the moment lot of that was based off Charlotte when you look at the Charlotte rights, which was downtown across the street from the Omni hotel, you look at Baltimore Ferguson. Those three things that we look for for the riots in terms of that who are these guys in the rights, which is the community, which is gang leader sometimes which is young African-American, which is ministers, we broke all those things down and breaking things down. Why are they there and a lot of that was given to the background actors? We had about four hundred four fifty every night, and they had these material very early and they came to play they came prepared in ready. Thanks to my crew and everybody involved, and that's what are the biggest thing was the talent in the background. Was this really amazing? And I never really knew that. And that is so much work down there that you really get top notch talent. How long did it take the shoot the riots section? We shot it. Five four days see mail out there male. How many days we should four days? Okay. Smell work with me. Yeah. We have four days. But fortunately, we had to go back down there. We had to you know, obviously, replacing actor that played Chris because of something that happened on YouTube and some racist stuff that he said, so we had to go back and Caja apple came in you want to talk about what that's like to do is director with the. Yeah..
"francis coppola" Discussed on Kickass News
"He's also a big philanthropist and a guy who's trying to make the world a better place which led him to produce a narrator really fascinating new documentary called living in the futures past. And today we're gonna talk about that film and how he's trying to get us to broaden our concept of the environment and climate change and understand how our energy consumption actually goes all the way back to human evolution, how it's all inter. Connected. He explains this idea that humans and societies make up what he calls a super organism that's consuming at a faster and faster rate and how maybe we can start to take some of the politics out of the climate debate and make little changes as individuals that can have this positive ripple effect. This is a deep enlightened man who's going to really make you think today folks bless, we're gonna talk a bunch about Jeff's incredible movie career what he learned from his dad Lloyd bridges and how he and his brother both screwed around with each other on fabulous Baker boys and how he and Francis Coppola basically made a student film of the movie Tucker before they even shot a foot of film. He recalls laughing it up with Robin Williams and Terry Gilliam when they were making the Fisher king and just got a million stories about making the last picture show, King Kong. Heaven's Gate the contender, true grit, and also as other new movie coming out bad times at the Elroy Al. And of course we're going to get into the big lebowski and the whole fan phenomenon that sprung up around that movie how he feels about being so identified with this. Now. Conic character, the dude and why he says, the dude is really a zen master. Plus we cover his own Buddhist philosophy and how he keeps his perspective and always seems so happy and easy going everywhere he goes, we talk it about the sort of renaissance life that he leads an all of these creative outlets he has. We've got all that and a whole lot more today when I talked to Jeff bridges coming up in just a moment..
"francis coppola" Discussed on KCRW
"There was electric in the air. You could see how everyone in that cast was so grateful to be there who became more or less household names afterwards down the road. But that week. It was Randy who was the household name everybody. I shook hands with. Wow, you're the guy with the hurts us year the guy with the Rolling Stones. You believe that it's really a fairytale the one person. Randy didn't meet right away. Was Francis Francis. Coppola I wanted very much to meet to watch his directing process to look behind the curtain, and that curtain was finally opened for Randy when everybody broke for lunch. It was the meal where he would break bread with one of the world's greatest film directors. So there's a catering truck all kinds of beverages, including Francis Coppola wines, the early generation of those wines, which had handwritten labels before the ones you see now in all the. Stories. You know, nobody got tipsy if you had a glass of wine, it was civilized. If you've got drunk. You looked like a fool, so we get to the lunchroom which was in this old native American school that had closed that they took over as sort of their production offices. And then the cafeteria was where you would eat elementary school. So the tables were very low, and the chairs are very so I come in with a tray of my food, and I didn't know anything. Well, there's silverware and then there's plastic ware. And I said, okay, the plastic were closer and on one side of me here on my left is Suzy Hinton across from Susie is Rob Lowe, I remember a next to me here is David and directly across his an empty chair. And who sits down Francis. So Suzie elbows me and says Randy asked Francis anything you want to know about the godfather.
"francis coppola" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Almost verbatim Stein Tonkin's thing Putting me on Pronounce Frankenstein do also Cy Frode week Frederick From it. Isn't it's Frederick. Frankenstein I say You must be eager now, it's pronounced I goal But they told me it was eagle but I've. Around damn why I'm sure we'll get. Along splendidly Oh sorry I You know I don't mean, to embarrass you but I'm a. Rather, brilliant. Surgeon Could help you with that What happened Young Frankenstein was a huge success with wilder and Brooks receiving best adapted screenplay nominations at the nineteen seventy. Five Oscars losing to Francis Coppola and Mario Puzo for their adapt adaptation of the godfather part to shortly after young Frankenstein wilder and Brooks set out on another film called blazing. Saddles here gene talks about how he was nearly cast for. Another role I wanted to play the. Waco kid the part that I did. Play, nothing, no. No no I want. A young I want an over the. Hill alcoholic I got Dan Dailey who's gonna. Play it he wanted me to play Harvey korman's part family wrong for this and six weeks went by Dan Dailey begged off because he had just finished some, directing something so they got gig gig young got into the. Costume makeup On the way to the jail. Cell foam started coming out of his mouth. He was on the wagons suddenly and withdrawing and Mel thought he. Was acting you know some method acting so good keep doing what you're doing and and then, he passed out and mouth, said it's a sign from God He called me from, the phone, onstage he said can you. Come tomorrow I said I'm supposed to go to London to do the little, prince with Stanley Donen directing Beg off the next day I was on a. Plane in the next day I was hanging upside down, in a jail cell and here's. Gene wilder introducing himself is the Waco kid from, this scene.
"francis coppola" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"I'm so tired. Because I stayed up and watched it stayed up from like midnight to four am. Watch the full Infinity war extended cut bonus with all the bonus feature sets to as soon as it came out. Infinity were came out today. Yes. At midnight, you able to watch it? Yes. And the there's one bonus feature. I just wanna shout out that I thought was brilliant. It's the first one that you hit data director's roundtable, what nine directors of previous MC film. So they had like Tyco TD. They had Josh Weeden Fabbro. They had James Gunn was there. They had Russo brothers, they had so a Ryan Kugler was there, and they talked about the inspiration for all these movies, and they talked about how joss created a really, I kinda comic book movie that felt like a comic book first vendor vendors and how Ryan Kugler really wanted to do the godfather with black. Panther. He drew a lot of inspiration on that leg. Wow. He's Black Panther as a Michael Corleones like character and his father is the legacy and family. He tells the story about Francis Coppola watching his movie and giving him notes and just like as just a film buff imperfection, like the screened it at his ranch. Oh my God, just like losing his mind. And so they talked about the inspiration for all these movies from classic movies. I think it's the best watch of of it all. Is there a moderator, Amy, John fabric kinda takes that on. And if you ever watched as he used to have an old series dinner for five on IFC. So he kinda operates it like that. I sort of wish that went on for like another hour because I heard them talk about all of the classic film inspirations because they talked. I mean, we've talked a lot about this how the MC is really become genre films that are modeled after you know. Different things when they talk about that, it was definitely a little like navel-gazing, but it was fun to do that for a little bit there. The vendors of directors right now. Yeah. And and quite frankly, some of them are doing some pretty innovative stuff. Wow, interesting that James Gunn was on their force. They recorded this before he was fired by Disney from gardens, galaxy three. And I talked last week about the firing and how little disappointed I was. And some of the cast members not coming to support him more directly. They must be podcast listeners. Well, at least they're publicists are because they, the cast members have all now issued a joint statement, and they said they had waited the ten days really digest the process this, and I think it's totally there right in Prague give to do so and they, it's while the statement itself doesn't call, doesn't formally call for the reinstatement of James Gunn. They basically say it is a call statement in their own Twitter accounts. And so I don't think you'll actually change anything really. I think it will you think so you think he'll come back, you think back and I think so, partially because I think the general feeling is that he's made an authentic apology for these tweets and that the passionate defense from the cast, I think, carries a lot of weight with the fans and it this week. I mean, we also saw the reinstatement of Chris Hardwick this week. So I wonder if we're entering a phase of where there might be just more of a moment where Disney has covered to do this. If you go down the route of he issued a sincere apology and we forgive from for that. It's like a, it's like a party, right?.
"francis coppola" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Box that i wasn't feeling training that's right we'll set up now show your shoe in the next indie film has the the official new harrison full i guess i don't know that's like yeah maybe i don't know this contractual this terrible question would work because obviously harrison compensate he nearly as good as his you know i actually have seen he he did the carpentry on francis coppola office in san francisco and it is spectacular minutes really beautiful i built a couple little things would thing in my house and refinished some chairs and some stuff like that but not a lot of smoke coffee table maybe yeah bench which is pretty good it's easy we had to harrison the put cost he is really hold us that he fits the kitchen for jim morrison brealey's amazing yeah i mean like that's it's like seventies was a cool time to be a carpenter i worked for joan diddy and i mean it's yeah it's pretty cool competent to the stones speaking of speaking of stalls you get to with everyone's favorite question i'm into does he speak the lines in english onset most of the time what he does is kind of a version of it we're he'll go like or the voice but also the words at the same time and so you get what he's saying and then that and then sometimes you're doing a scene and and like you know mid would he'll be having a dialogue scene and it's like on the on my coverage or what he's coverage something and yoenis will do his lines in the background but sometimes that's just like in the middle of our lines going like.
"francis coppola" Discussed on KCRW
"Well i've got to that that moment for you must have been a moment of kind of crystallization because it was movies which one of the things you love but also the thing i want to ask you this as something they don't really people in mentioned to you to style of film and and and not only in seeing people like seeing clark gable or cary grant also sidney poitier and and and and so many other teams in his film the first week who's got the ward for oh he's wearing the white jeans and the white jacket and doing something wonderful for these nuns a great brochure he'll get a part of course data villas is based on the great musical gustav mahler and the whole thing that'd be the film's locator because lucchino is done on these great film director but he's a great art director set designer see everything in the film becomes important the nuances of blue had rangers the pops there in in the lobby of the hotel everything the luggage the mustache clothes he doesn't leave one detail unturned that great wedding which is also becomes the wedding the godfather coppola's status is pointing departure as to continue with that evolution of the francis coppola so fia in marieantoinette everyone said oh but that was the masterpiece to be it would have been a great masterpiece that she's done it as a silent film the music was martyred but i think that was the mistake but the film was to be of hugh success because she got what maria was as a teenager she was a teenage queen so therefore it's frivolous life is for voluntary parties dress candy bumble champagne love sex she's not to talk about a political treaty or everything and i thought that was a beautiful film but you know that's one of my favorites when i'm down in a hotel i look at marieantoinette oh my gosh what's money films that tashaun so besides just the one reactor that i love the most of that i love that i think is equally as important as gone with the wind but to film today is three billboards ebbing missouri ebbing billboards outside ebbing missouri i think that's an incredible film it's it's a survival of the south that's the way the south is so you have to find a way to survive through all these traumatic and chaotic moments that we live in now because the.
"francis coppola" Discussed on 1150 AM KKNW
"Years ago juniors thirteen years ago alexandra paying sent me a script of nebraska and i said i'm there you know i can send a mature i read truck just say i am woody and he said i want you to do this part he couldn't raise the money for two reasons number one was me but number two was black and white no one wanted to make it in black and white and so he didn't make it so he went on and made a sideways and about the guys in the wine country and and that and then a he said okay here we go and then he couldn't get it made again so he went and did the descendants george clooney in hawaii and then he finally calls me said okay dave agreed to you but they won't agree to black they won't agree to black and white so shut up and let us do it in black and white he couldn't care less what i said but he finally agreed six weeks before we started shooting to have it being black and white and it is black and white thank god because it worked let me ask you this something else that you have in common with mr nicholson again is you both worked with roger corman on for you you were in the wild angels and the trip did you find him imagine yes or just plain mad i tell you what i have always had a theory about how lucky we were around into roger roger rented out whatever i've always thought we got to go to the university of cormon i don't think any of us ever finish tally and jack i don't even think ever dry and i i'll give you an example on the wild angels which is the first time i did with them our second unit photographer was francis coppola ours checking our second unicef focus fuller was peter back donna mitch the was done by jonathan demme and so forth and so on down the line and it was just i asked him in one thousand nine hundred sixty six he's still alive i asked him in sixty six how many movies have you done he was i think forty and he said this one hundred so what we would do she would make.
"francis coppola" Discussed on Reasons to be Cheerful
"Nah i wouldn't pay anything now i think you would you know i really i feel really quite strongly about citizen this comes from phil says us for topic idea is so i thought that bitcoin or cryptocurrencies are the browns are available would be a good one the fact that bitcoin is now worth ten thousand dollars would be a good pag spoken to a red great critiques of the whole exercise by great minds like the banker and economist francis coppola and isabela kamensko of the ft i could see that the dangers of a bubble of loss due to fruteau hacking it uses a currency of choice by terrorist and drug dealers gobi problem but there are many advocates and i am sure they became to come on the podcast who highlight the advantages of a currency that is not subject to government interference is as fit money is is anonymity the ease of transfer from one party to another being accessible in any country without capital controls not subject to banking regulations i felt i feel when you're in this you'll drawing on you'll phd in bitcoin studies philosophy it if it feels like it feels like to talk to an expert this week the but a lot of people on threats say i've got no ideology poverty i am really to list abacha honestly i've had a explained to be and it still hasn't i think is one of those things that you grasp it for about five seconds and then it flits away i remember lager chain is samir arab have been on my honeymoon in 2013 and sang a news item on the television about incites my wife we should by a bitcoin were you were you should have done why nobody will be worth so much money now my woes would be over bitcoin and block chinarelated by blac chyna is mentioned in fails email he says i would love to finally understand what block shane is and how it works well we got to do i think we should debate we're gonna walk out watched make us cheerful but i think we should do this on a future episodes new gap we've also got an email from you and farrah that's how you pronounce your name and it's under the title a troubling development which was makes me slightly anxious hello eddin jeff exclamation mark i think any.
"francis coppola" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
"And like rhyme would ask for more extras and roger would say no and roger would ask for things only because he wanted them in the trailer and iraj your had a way of communicating or a way of dealing with creative people when it was me i mean he obviously thought i was okay because the they kept hiring me but he never came up he never went to like a rap party he was never around for that it was by the time i started working for roger he had become a real executive of the bmovie movie um and baiming back in the day when it was nicholson and francis coppola roger was more hands on um but even so you know at it he supplied i bet you i did fifteen movies for roger cormon which is you know for a young guy and and i just kept grinding i kept doing the work and the one fortunate thing is i never got stuck with one light like j north from mob dennis than it at us the mothership generous well you know when you're a kid and your labelled something like dennis the menace it's really hard for casting directors to see you as anything else in the one thing i'm very grateful for is like god may me a character actor and you know cy did star trek when i was little i did a lot of little characters i played a mexican a episode of for jinyan oh this her face now it's so i.
"francis coppola" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Was to connect the mall yes absolutely and it was really well done in the book and a it was not only to connect them but to make sure that on one on one hand you know we had this ethic story a world war two on the other side do we had those very five very specific stories the personal so so as sort of the back and forth the balance between the personal and emotional and the world stage changed their lives and tension allies this began as a way wait owner your father it did my father was a world war two veteran and it was a way to honor him and also apologized to him posthumously he died when i was young for the fact that when i was growing up i didn't really listened to his war stories very much i it was very scary to me as a little kid the idea that someone would leave as family and go of overseas to fight for his life in this country and of course as i got older and more interested in more history i regretted not paying more attention to him so for my father and for my three uncles who are all world war two veterans this is my way of trying to reopen the conversation how did you choose which director for which director well that's a great question i he loves thoughts we do one thing we didn't want to do is try to think who is the modern version of william wyler it was more like trying to find directors who had sensibilities or or traits that were comparable to those are those five original directive from the past and steven spielberg who have known for many years i was always impressed with his unanimity hand kind he was and also you know is pressing issues his own roots being jewish and we felt that way i'm wyler was very similar in spirit and and steven spielberg talks about meeting wyler and be i mean you you know a a young director meeting a legendary director and saying i was so impressed was what are in hot kind he was and now with my experience friend hans so i thought perfect casting of francis coppola i remember being a teenager living in france and apocalypse now came out which was a huge event in france.