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What We Know About How I Met Your Father
"Seven years after the story of how i met your mother wrapped on cbs. A new tail. Coming to hulu how i met your father. According to deadline streaming giant has announced a straight to series order of a new spin off based on the hit sitcom that will start. Hillary dopp. This has to be one of the longest development times. Ever for a sitcom with how i met your mother creators. Pitching the idea to cbs. Back in two thousand fourteen even shoot pilot starring greta gerwig but the network passed on the idea that they were working on a new version but the producers got pulled away to do. This is us as for hillary. She says she's equal parts excited and nervous big shoes to fill how i met your father. Hulu twenty twenty two
Coronavirus: Hollywood Filmmakers Issue Warning Theaters Are Facing Extinction
"This week. Some of Hollywood's biggest names names joining joining forces forces to to warn warn Congress Congress that that movie movie theatres theatres are are facing facing extinction. extinction. Jason Jason Nathan, Nathan, with with a a story story like like a a plot plot out out of of the the Avengers. Avengers. Dozens Dozens of of Hollywood Hollywood heavyweights heavyweights joining joining forces forces to save movie theaters. Clint Eastwood, Jordan Peele, Christopher Nolan, Lee Daniels, Martin Scorsese, Greta Gerwig andMe or sending a letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House, asking them to work together on cinema stimulus cinemas. Support millions of jobs, the letter states. But now we fear for their future, and it warns that the country can't afford to lose the social, economic and cultural value Theaters provide multiplexes have been mostly empty since the start of the pandemic.
Climate Neutral's Austin Whitman Discusses Industry Efforts to Go Green
"Welcome to the healthcare policy podcast I'm the host David Entra Cosso. During this podcast discussed with Austin Whitman, CEO of climate neutral industry efforts to go green or achieve carb climate neutral rather status Mr. Whitman. Welcome to the program. Thanks David it's crispy here. I very much welcome Mr Whitman's BIOS across posted on the podcast website on background collectively termed sub nationals, numerous academic institution states, cities, and local governments, companies NGOs, and other enemies across the country have pledged to become climate neutral. Journey this means that our greenhouse gas emissions our carbon footprint are completely offset by consuming or funding renewable energy resources and or funding reforestation or other carbon sequestration efforts. Though the healthcare benefits of reducing carbon emissions are crystal clear as I'm not previously be of this podcast healthcare providers in federal industry regulators are climate nihilists. They have been some ignored this issue despite the fact after the food industry healthcare is the largest amount of carbon dioxide equivalent. It over six, hundred, fifty, million metric tons annually or approximately ten percent of the US greenhouse gas emissions. As I've noted previously per research published in plus one four years ago, Mount Sinai research concluded. Health harm caused by the healthcare industries carbon emissions causes upwards of ninety, eight, thousand deaths per year just in the US. In addition, the US healthcare industry substantially lags behind other prominent US industries in publicly reporting their carbon emissions. Two weeks ago however Kaiser Permanente, the US's largest integrated nonprofit healthcare provider, and now it had achieved carbon neutral status. Meeting the organization had a raised as eight hundred, thousand tonne carbon footprint. Or Eight, hundred, thousand tons emitted annually. As. Kaiser noted in his nine fourteen press release quote unquote as physicians climate changes absolutely in our lane. Kaiser's the first healthcare system in the US to achieve status and listeners may recall interviewed Kaiser's Kathy Gerwig. Regarding her own. Climate. Neutral efforts in. May of Twenty nineteen. With me again to discuss corporate efforts to go green is climate neutral CEO Austin Whitman. So. Awesome of that as background, let me begin by asking you if you could provide a brief overview of your organization. Yeah well. Great, David I love that background because what you've done is I think shown a spotlight on something that needs to change and we hope it will change in the sense that climate is an overarching challenge that for anyone not to see it as their challenge. Is really mistake and one of the encouraging signs that I've seen in the last few years is that more and more people are taking note of the challenge and really picking it up as something that they've got to think about in their in their day to day climate. Neutral. we started a year and a half ago really with the basic sort of with basic problem in line to which is that consumer pick up any consumer on the street and them what they've been told to do To help, reverse or address climate change and people will probably tell you. Well, I know that I should stop eating meat and I know that I drive an electric car and I know that I should fly less. And maybe some other things too and one of the interesting things is if you if you think about those three, are you eating meat is pretty obvious when you pick up before you can say You know I'm eating a steak where I'm eating a banana driving cars pretty obvious and are you flying is pretty obvious as well, and and unfortunately those those three things only address a small chunk of the total carbon that each of us is responsible for, and that's because all the things the objects that we rely on day to day are the product of a fossil fuel intensive production chain or value chain, which we call kind of a carbon trail that stretches around the world. and. So the best the best idea we could come up with to deal with this is to create a label just like a USDA organic label that would indicate to consumer the climate impacts of something that they buy. So we can sort of turn the money that people spend on stuff. When it's not obvious like a, you know a steak versus a banana when it's not obvious what the climate impacts of something that they buy are we can. We can put a label on it that says, you know did the company that made that thing measure it's carbon emissions. Carbon that they were responsible for frowned producing that thing and bringing it to the customer, and then did they take steps to offset that carbon offset also known as remove or purchase a carbon? And we can get into those technical details at some point is you want And then are they working on plans to reduce their carbon emissions? So this is sort of the the basic designation that we came up with and the label launched officially in June of last year, we recruited about one hundred forty companies to get certified. which was going to happen from January to April of this year with the pandemic I feared the worst but actually turned out to be the best we ended up getting one hundred and fifty companies certified by the end of it so. One of the things we learned from that was yes, there's a pandemic if anything it has sort of reinforced the idea that there's a shared vulnerability across all of us that we really need to. You know we really need to to get together and figure out in the cases cove. It's obvious. It's public health flying in the case of climate. It's obvious. It's environmental one so. We certified one hundred fifty brands were now in the midst of recruiting more companies to get certified for. Twenty Twenty I. Guess The final detail I would add would be were restructured a nonprofit and Mission is simply to decrease global carbon emissions and to engage consumers brands to make that happen.
Top 10 Performers of the 2010s
"Actually I am kind of I write poetry Snow Book Secret Notebook or your poet. Yeah that's great but you like to hear what sure sure it doesn't really Ryan though. Okay kind of like him better when they don't me to all right so we've heard your number ten. We've heard my number six Adam driver. Who's your number nine performer? The decade? Okay boy this hurts me because it wasn't too long ago I was asking if this was the best actress of the twenty tens and I still think she's in the conversation but Elizabeth Moss. When I sat down to do this list fell down to number nine okay and I think for me. It's it's partly again. I'm backing into the list here. It's partly because her strongest work was on television. I don't know if it's fair. We're a film show so I'M GONNA hold that. It's not fair okay. It probably isn't yet to discount the handmaiden and madman but you're right if you include those. Then how is she? Not One of the performance of the Dick and Jane campion's crime series top of the lake. Yeah so so you know those three works alone in her work in them specifically I mean madman. I made the argument. She's as crucial to that series. Almost as crucial. Let's say Don Draper. She was the lead in in Top of the lake in the lead the handmaid's tale but I look back at the big screen to and The one I love I think great in. I know you love the film more than Me Adam but the collaboration with Alex. Ross Perry's Ben. My favorite thing about those including are probably hurt toured force performance of the last. Ten years is in her smile. I think just from last year and then yeah squeezing in that great supporting part in US last year as well getting to show her comic chops I had to keep her on this list but when I started comparing her to the filmography we're going to get to higher up. Yeah I couldn't put up there at the very top. Yes same process with me. Though she slipped a little further I did begin by ranking top ten actresses top ten actors then figured out how to merge them and go made the cut. I Have Elizabeth Moss in my six through ten actresses but did not make my top ten overall. My number ten is an actress. And this is one where you could accuse me Josh of maybe looking ahead a little too much but I think the foundation of great work in this decade is also there. She is the only other one that woman I'm about to mention. She's the only other one with driver who feels to me like locks. We could already pencil them in for when we're doing this list in ten years okay. We're GONNA look back on the twenty twenties and go. Of course. This was the decade of Adam driver and of Sir Sha Ronin the three great performances come in Brooklyn in Lady Bird and of course last year in Greta. Gerwig 's little women and there's two great films there for me all time great films frankly in Lady Bird and little women. I'm less high on Brooklyn though I like Brooklyn quite a bit and I really do think. It's a wonderful performance from her. She also appears of course in Wes. Anderson's Grand Budapest hotel and I really liked her in Joe. Wright's Hannah for me. Ronin is the insistent innocent. There is some naievety about her. As you look at those performances Brooklyn ladybird little women but really just a lack of experience. There's the census. She still has a lot to learn about herself and about the world and relationships. She's going to make mistakes. She's GonNa make a fool of herself but that's because she's always going to put herself on the line there is a determination and there's a voracious nece to Ronin characters that I find really appealing. I was looking back at my notes from our review of Lady Bird and I mentioned the way she just kind of burns with this intensity and this focus. It's almost like she's from another planet in the way she talks and the way she studying the people she's engaging with there is this provocation that is inherent to the lady bird character where she's just so eager to expand her knowledge her base of knowledge. It seems like that's what she's after in every encounter in life and maybe more than anything. Josh the reason why I wanted to make sure I fit. Ronin on this list is I just want to continue to put out into the universe. This idea that I did see floating around social media after a recent Hollywood reporter with Ronin and Greta Gerwig where they talk about future collaborations with each other. And there's a great question by the interviewer posed to Gerwig about working with Ronan and differences in working with her now versus lady bird and I thought Gerg's answer was really instructive. She says it's the benefit of working with someone you've worked with before. I felt like in some ways I had conceived lady bird before I knew she was playing it and I'd written drafts of little women before I knew she was playing it but I don't know any other way to say it. Except she was an author of Lady Bird but even more so she was an author of little women. I felt like she knew exactly what we were making the whole time as a filmmaker as much as an actor she really became a second director for me. It was like an extension of every thought. I had she'd walk out in another step. I think honestly the closest I've had to it is writing. With Noah Noah Baumbach who is her partner. But that's fitting of. Gerwig I think in her personality that she so generous in giving Ronin all that credit as an artistic collaborator but I think it speaks to the intelligence and again that voracious nece that comes through in her character's it's probably embedded within ronin herself. That made her such a good collaborator with Gerwig. And the key line from this is Gerwig saying I'm interested to see what movie we make when searches in her fifties. And I'm in my sixties. WoN'T THAT BE INTERESTING? And I'm thinking that's great but I want to see the movie that you make together when searches in her thirties when searches in her forties. I can't wait until the fifties I would be perfectly content of those to just continue to make movies together until the end of time. So Sir Sharon did just sneak onto my list ten. Hey I like your band with Jona rubies. Len Fans knew awesome.
Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail
"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well
The Frame Oscar Special
"Are ready. Let's do it. Welcome to the frame Oscar special from KPCC in Los Angeles. Welcome to the one million breath and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to get anybody. I'M GONNA find you're GONNA give you. Massive snow snowed. Everybody who bought a ticket told somebody to buy a ticket. Thank you I love you if I may be so honored to have all all the female nominees and every category stand with me in this room tonight the actors Maryland you do it everybody else will come on all right all right all right. I'm John Horn host to the frame and joining me is Jacqueline coli editor at Ron Tomatoes Jacqueline. Thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me John so I know we're only a couple seconds in certified fresh so far. I think you're doing great. You're certified fresh and honestly I would say all the best picture nominees are also pretty awesome. It's probably the highest average on the tomato meter of best picture nominees. We've had in a while so I'm excited to talk about these phones. So let's start with probably the top story. I think of this year's Oscar race twenty acting nominees. One person of Color Cynthia Revo who stars as Surrey Tubman and Harriet. Yeah I'M NOT GONNA lie was extremely disappointed. When I watched each array and John Show read out the nominees few weeks ago? But I wasn't surprised actually just wrote an an article rotten tomatoes discussing this when you talk about the ninety two years of the history of the academy. There's only been thirty. Five Black Women nominated and twenty one of them have been for playing a slave a maid or woman in abject poverty it is an alarming and slightly depressing trend. I would say in the academy's Tastes And when you have performances from Octavia. CBS Spencer and loose Alfre woodard clemency. Jaylo in four inch heels giving us all she could for Hustler's and Aquafina further for well. It's really really alarming for you to say to yourself that this is where we are at the state of the academy. I'm going to hope that this year. We can have parasite as a moment if it wins. Best picture that we can say. We're moving forward. But again Cynthia being the only nominee it's It's a bit depressing parasite. I think has a legitimate chance to win the best picture. Oscar Oscar Think Bong Jun ho who directed and Co wrote. It could win director as well if it wins. The top prize the first foreign language movie in Academy History to take that prize. That is important in its own right regardless of the fact that none of its actors were nominated for performing in it. Yeah and it's also again a trend unfortunately with the academy there have been six previous best picture. Nominations from Asian cinema where none of the actors were honored with an acting nomination and unfortunately parasite kept with that trend this year here however We keep a track at our wars leaderboard and rotten tomatoes dot com of all of the winds of all of the films that are in the conversation and parasite has dominated with over a hundred in twenty five wins and to give you sort of a relative idea. The next winds is at seventy one. So parasite has been dominating with critics groups and with these these various guilds so it's poised to maybe take home the top prize but it really depends on the academy's taste and what those nine thousand members feel about the film later in the show. We're GONNA talk talk about the best picture race. We're also going to hear from some of the directors of some of the best picture nominees including Greta. Gerwig made little women was not nominated for best director. Sam Mendes from one thousand nine hundred seventeen and Bon John Hoult from parasite. But we'll start this Oscar party with some leading actresses three of the five nominees in this category had add the particular challenge of playing real people on Screen Cynthia Rio sharply staring and Renee Zellweger. Who Plays Judy Garland in Judy Yukon? There's an audience other ways. It hears you sing my mouth driving. It was judy takes place in the late. One thousand nine hundred sixty judy. Garland's career is floundering. She's struggling with sobriety. She goes to England perform at a London nightclub and Joplin one thing that surprised me. was that renee. Zellweger wasn't convinced that she could actually pull off as part. I wish I think is so crazy. That's Texas girls for you as a Texas girl I can say we're like deprecating on our talent and always like underestimate ourselves but she absolutely murdered murdered this role I remember. I woke up right in early at the tyrod film festival to watch. Her sort of embody. Judy Garland for this role and it was so I would say mesmerizing.
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.
'Parasite' winning best picture would make movies richer
"So the nine best picture nominees are of Ford. Vive Ferrari affordably. Ferrari is Christian Bale and Matt Damon in the story of Ford trying to build a car to beat Ferrari in the lemond race The Irishman when is the Martin Scorsese Film. which is on Netflix? That you might have heard. It's three hours long. Gioja Rabbit is TYCO I. T's story about a World War Two to that is the one with the where he plays a an imaginary Hitler. If you've heard a joker of course Joaquin Phoenix as the comic book character. Sort of little women which is little women you know Little Women Louisa May alcott and book adapted by Greta. GERWIG marriage story which is Noah Baumbach. Big divorce film with Adam driver and also Scarlett Johansson nineteen seventeen which is about two young men in World War One cent. On a very dangerous mission started by Sam Mendez once upon a time in Hollywood Hollywood. Is Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's story about the Hollywood of the very late nineteen sixties and parasite which is Bongino Jin. Ho's Really Fascinating story about two families who come together in a very unexpected way Glenn Gimme a quick will win. Should win on best picture. I'd be happiest with parasite movie that just gets better and better. The more you think about it I'd be okay with little women or once upon a time like movies I'd be a little disappointed if it was Ford versus Ferrari for reasons you can hear more about in the full episode and if it is the joker I'll scream into a pillow Because I kinda hated that movie the oddsmakers have nineteen seventeen winning which is surprising to me. Because I like that movie but the best picture of the year really. It's Oscars sensitive from war movie and it's kind of a traditional Hollywood movie in some ways but then at the same time. It has the kind of showy element of having the you know. Made to look like one shot. I I will just go next and say I would pick parasite and you know. I'm going to stick with will win parasite because the last time. I had a tingling feeling that it was going to being upset. It was moonlight backed off at the last minute. So did the telecom. I robbed myself of an opportunity to look smarter than I am. So I'm going to say will win. Parasites should win parasite. I'm okay with nineteen seventeen. I think there is some lovely filmmaking there. I admire fire the accomplishment of it Bob. What do you think will win and should win? I think one thousand nine hundred will win because it's just everything seems to be driving that way it didn't start out that way. What's interesting sting is at the front runners? Initially were supposed to be Once upon a time in Hollywood and the two from from net flicks Irish marriage. I'm sorry Mayor Story and those have kind of disappeared from the conversation. I think it's safe to say none of those have a real strong shot anymore. I would love to see parasite win. Yeah Stephen Anything. I'm in somewhat of the same boat. I would be thrilled of parasite one I would be thrilled if a little women one. I love that movie so so much. I went on record in our resolutions and predictions show. I predicted addicted. That once upon a time in Hollywood was going to win best picture. It seemed like everything was coming together for The Oscars love movies about the magic of movie. Making it is is a movie about old Hollywood. You know who else is old Hollywood. Everyone who votes for the and so I felt so much like and also Quentin Tarantino. Not No he is an Oscars favourite but he typically get's nudged over two screenplay and then doesn't win best picture best director so I really felt like he had an enormous amount of momentum going going in but I agree that nine hundred seventeen seems to have kind of swooped in and picked it up and I. I really liked that movie a lot. I admire that movie a lot. I would be perfectly content content and satisfied to have it win best picture but this time next year it will take me thirty to forty five seconds to remember what won best picture unless it's parasite unless it's it's parasites will be talking about it for decades. Well I think I wrote about this a little bit if you subscribe to our newsletter which is at NPR dot org slash pop culture newsletter. I wrote about this last week but I do think there's a chance that will be parasite partly because the opening up of the best picture category. which originally was talked about as a way to bring? In kind of popular blockbusters that are also of quality. Got A lot of talk about the dark knight and things like that but it's actually done is bring in more smaller films and foreign right language films so eventually it's GonNa Happen. That one of them is GonNa win. Might as well be this one. I think it might be this year. I think people just like that movie. Yeah and the fact that the US preferential voting for this cat this particular story. COMP look it's way too complicated to get into here but basically what it means is if people liked parasite recite for example enough to what it number one number two or number three. It's got a better than average chance or second. Choices have a have a better than average less polarizing films. Do you better than the ones that everybody likes. Even if it's not their favorite
"gerwig" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast
"Does have thematic elements and brief smoking. The run time is two hours and fifteen minutes. Now this is of course bringing back Louisa. Somme Al Qods much beloved in oft adapted novel of the same name. I think this is maybe the seventh or eighth adaptation to the big screen at least notable one for little women it does relate the story of the four March sisters. They grew up. In their humble existence. In Nineteenth Century Massachusetts Greta Gerwig here is adapting capping the screenplay and directing the feature although it is an age old story but it does have an eye for a modern audience under gerwig direction her eye for authenticity. Fantasy it's impeccable in her second solo effort as a director. And she's really coming off your one. Excellent feature after another personal comedic drama lady bird word really set the mold for her but this is giving someone else's voice to her instead of a personal vision although she really does make it our own little women comes across feeling ailing no less personal even though the story in the setting and the era are not Gerwig as a novel little women had been published in two volumes to first one in eighteen sixty eight and the other in eighteen sixty nine but the volumes ended up being combined in the film. They are interwoven. Together in this rearranged timeline that jumps back and forth in it spotlights the hopes of the sisters and their dreams as teenagers. And then they temper those ambitions with the grimmer realities Alevis of the real world when they're in their adulthood. The film spins the aren't of the four young sisters with artistic and romantic ambitions. Their names are Joe and amy me and Megan Beth in their living with their mother Marmi while their father is off fighting in the civil war now much of the film concentrates on Joe Story Play by Sir Sha Ronin and and that's regarding her ambition and her struggle to become a published writer and we meet her first at a newspaper editors office who ends up chopping up her story and then paying occur less than usual to publish it but joe is ecstatic that her work even diminished by. This editor is going up here in the paper. And throughout the course of the film we see Joe's Joe's maturation she finds her voice both as a writer and as a woman the artistic. Amy these second. Oldest sister played by Florence. Pugh you. She takes a sizable secondary role. Not only as an actor but also as a sister here mostly stems from Amy's possible romance with. Laurie played by Timothy Shallow Chaumet as well as her difficulty in accepting that the only real path to achieve financial success for a woman in this era of society is to marry a rich man. The third spotlighted is made play by Emma Watson who wants to be an actress but who's married for love with his tutor of lower means and last is Beth this promising pianist just who ends up suffering due to scarlet fever and she becomes the reason that the family stays bonded together at some point in their lives. Never Greta Gerwig. Little women does represent present story that she has carried since her youth her mother ready-to-wear when she was very very young and then she had reread it several times throughout her childhood and into her early teens around the age fifteen was the last time she read it until her early thirties. And she found when she read it as an adult that a lot of it resonated with her in a very different different a very personal way that did not strike her when she read it as a teenager. And what once seemed like a heartwarming and old fashioned tale when she was young now read like a modern topical book underneath her familiarity with the march sisters and their story. Come through in this film and you can sense what parts may have found a meaningful from all cats riding. By what she's decided to showcase the medically on the screen you can tell from the narrative that both all hot and GERWIG identify with breath. Joe The most among the sisters she's a storyteller and a woman who has to traverse in this field is largely dominated by men at the top. Something that both alcott and Gerwig have to deal with as storytellers in their own respective fields the desire to adapt little women for a new generation. It really started back in twenty thirteen. Sony pictures felt that the last major tation was approaching twenty years old. They needed something for a new generation. The nineteen ninety-four version with winona. Ryder was very well respected and much beloved but they you want something that people have not seen before so the ended up going with the script by then newcomer milch but that ended up. Not Panning out. That was rejected. Did and things went into limbo until producer amy. Pascal took over the project. Pascal made it her mission to emphasize female lead stories and filmmakers in her productions since she began discussions with Sarah polly initially in twenty fifteen with this option for poly to direct. If they decide to go with her adaptation Gerwig during this time heard what about their intentions to make a film of Little Women in Two Thousand Sixteen and she immediately petitioned to be the one to write the script and she was given the go-ahead when polly became wrapped up with another project net flicks miniseries called alias. Grace once lady bird ended up getting released in two thousand seventeen to soaring critical acclaim. Sony asked if she liked to also direct from her script so hers would be different though because while others who have adapted little women see as a tale of family and sisterhood primarily Gerwig Gerwig saw it as more governed by money issues and passion for art and what it means to be a woman to have money in this era gives you freedom freedom to pursue your art something that women have rarely been afforded to up to that point in history and to help flesh out. The story to mirror ALCOTT's life GERWIG ended up consulting more even just a little women novel. Her diaries her letters her other novels. She used some of her entries in their diaries and her letters to add flavor to the bits of dialogue going to merge them with Joe's story especially Joe alcock almost become one and the same here her decision to lay of the stories with his back and forth in the timeline. Timeline comes from this contrast between the two volumes in the book the first volume is much more crowd pleasing in its telling and it ranges from one Christmas to another. That's usually the one that most people adapt when they do adapt little women this his second volume to the film that concentrates more on the relationships in the marriages of the sisters as a grown to adulthood and that contrast their dreams and sacrifices that they've made in both volumes Beth becomes ill and what occurs to her in each of the sets sets the tone of the work with the first volume representing the compromises compromises that Alcott made to get her story published while the second shifts more towards semi-autobiographical viewpoints. You know given that many adaptations only concentrate on the first volume of the sisters as young girls you know. Those are usually crafted heartwarming tales of Christmas and Family Unity Gerwig treatment really breaks the mold for little women that shows the girls as adults facing the realities. That young women have aspiration faced in Alcott's day to find their own paths in life only to be constantly told that their journey it has to be tied to a man to achieve anything the first volume resonated with Gerwig too many readers as young girls the second volume resonated much more to Gerwig when and she was an adult Gerwig. Little women is what all caught wrote that stuck with her when she was viewing it with the eyes and of an adult all Rhode her volumes in her mid thirties with that that perspective in mind that looking back at her childhood Gerwig here adapting the book in her mid thirties keeping in mind viewing all cots writing with a similar perspective on where they are in life as struggling talents in their respective fields. The dialogue was written so that the actors would end up talking over one another on occasion very frequently much. It's like a real conversation might especially with this family of a mother and four sisters who really know each other very well and are not afraid to share their ideas when ever a thought strikes strikes. The actors are not stationary in this film at all they usually perform actions as talk and walk in to a room and into another room in a way that draws out how people might do so in real life felt that period pieces don't necessarily need to move slowly because in their own time. They were the bustling and modern the era they were the most modern era up to that point. There's plenty of dancing here of seeing in running and feeling alive and a naturalistic flow to these performances. That are given due to who the well rehearsed.
"gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
"KPCC PODCASTS are supported by Warner brothers. Presenting Joker From Academy Award Nominated Director Co writer and producer. Todd billips see Joaquin Phoenix's this is Golden Globe critics choice and screen actors guild winning performance. You're listening to the Oscar nominated score varieties gleiberman named joker the best film of Two Thousand Nineteen in calling it a movie that can and will stand the test of time now nominated for Eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture Best Director and best actor for your consideration Russian. Let's get back now to my conversation with Greta Gerwig the screenwriter and director of little women. Sir Sha Ronan plays Joe March in the film she also we started Gerwig 2017 directing debut lady bird which brought them both Oscar. Nominations with little women Gerwig says she and Ronin both felt felt incredibly close to the story. We had a kind of mystical connection with the material with the with the book with with the character of Joe and with the person of Louisa May Alcott and I remember the day on sets when we were doing this long pushing on Sertucha and she just suddenly sat in this particular way and cocked her head in a particular way and I almost lost gasped because I thought Oh my God that's joe that's Joe March and then we rolled out and I ran out from from the other side of the camera and then she looked at me and she said I know I know and I thought Oh my God she no. It's like Joe Kane. Joe came to play with us so I feel like the connection in that I have assertion is so deep in. We both were waiting for the person to arrive. That was Joe Slash Louisa and then she came and and it's both both of us in. Its neither of us. I'M GONNA play a video which doesn't really translate well on the radio. You'RE GONNA watch it and you'RE GONNA know why.
"gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
"And that's it's the case again today. So we're bringing you this encore episode that originally aired on December seventeenth featuring John Horn interview with Greta. Gerwig the writer director of little women and she has since received an academy award nomination for her adapted screenplay enjoy and thanks for listening from the Mon Broadcast Center at KPCC. This is the frame. I'm John Horn on. Today's show a photographer. Artfully documents. Personal belongings taken from detainees at the US Mexico border then writer director. Greta GERWIG explains how she made a version of little women that felt modern but also faithful to what so many readers loved about the eighteen sixties. Novel there's a long list of women for whom this book meant very acidic freedom and ambition and what I wanted to do was make a film that was in the tradition of why that inspired them all that coming up on the frame. KPCC's supporters include searchlight pictures presenting Joe Rabbit nominated for six academy me awards supporting actress Scarlett Johansson adapted screenplay by tyco. Itt Film Editing Production Design Costume Design and best picture of the year. Now playing being in theaters nationwide for more than a decade photographer. Thomas Keefer worked as a janitor at a border patrol station in southern Arizona. He'd often find personal belongings from border. Crossers that had been confiscated by agents and tossed in the trash Kiefer began taking photos of of the discarded items and now they're being exhibited his photography show currently at the screwball center in West. La Is titled El Sueno Americano. The Frame Contributor Marcos has our story too small chairs and two pairs of headphones are stationed in a corner. Kenner gallery slip on the headphones outcomes. gwen Stefani And even a little Marvin Gaye.
"gerwig" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"That feeling of home and hearth that lake pile of girls reading the letter letter feeling right that is so essential to the film. Yeah I mean I think it's funny. I never thought about it is. There's no real antagonist inist until people started bringing that up to me and I was like. Oh yeah they're right there isn't I guess for me. I don't know with all movies but but particularly with this story. If felt like the thing was I wanted people to crawl inside the screen and live there with these people. People and I don't know all directors are all different but for me like I need to love my actors like I need to feel like I I mean because I'm spending all this time with them to and so That I I picked people that I love and then I I hope hopefully hopefully shoot them lovingly and then then everybody gets a big warm feeling I I mean it's not the only thing I'm interested in but Certainly with this story was a big part of it it's bull's eye I'm Jesse Thorn. I'm talking with Greta Gerwig. So as you mentioned the structure the film and the structure of little women hangs on the question of marriage. Yes and you set that up right right up top. Yeah Mary do dead. Yeah married her dad. Do you intend the story in your film. To end ambiguously in terms of marriage I do the end of the book on the one hand and then do the end of life on the other hand. I always find that question actually symptoms of asked you know in Q.. Naser they were like but what really happened. This is all fiction. I don't even know what the ontological reality of that question is in terms of You know I definitely had an idea behind it of real and fiction but the fiction is just as real as the real because it's all constructed anyway but you you know. Maybe it's my like Christopher Nolan spinning up at the end with a dream I don't know Greta Gerwig I have have so love both of your movies and I'm so grateful. He came back here to talk about this. When it's a real it's a real achievement and thank you? It's really awesome. Thank you. It was so fun to talk again. Greta Gerwig little women is so great you have to go see it. It's still in theaters. it's also nominated needed for six academy awards including best supporting actress best actress best adapted screenplay and Best Picture will win. You can find out Sunday. February February ninth on. ABC On television show called the Oscars. That's the end of another episode out of Bulls Eye Bulls eye is produced at maximum fun dot Org World Headquarters Overlooking Macarthur Park Los Angeles California where the city of Los Angeles is planting planting some new plants and they appear mostly native. So hey shout out to the city of La and while we're at it shot to the county of La. They do good work to the show is produced by speaking into microphones. Our producer is Kevin. Ferguson Hey Soussan. Barosio is our associate producer. We help from Casey O'Brien our production fellows are Jordan cowling and Melissa. DNS are interstitial. Music is by Dan. Wally also known as Dj w our theme song is by the band. The go team our thanks to them and to Memphis industries their label for letting US use it and one last thing we have decades of interviews on this show we've had and three very different conversations with Greta Gerwig. Why not Go back and listen to my conversation with her about lady bird or go back a little further further and listen to my conversation with her about her acting career She is cool lady. We're also on facebook twitter and Youtube. Just search for Bullseye with Jesse Thorn you can find it on any of those platforms All the interviews on this show and all of our interviews from the past few years on Youtube if you WANNA go browse around our a youtube channel. I think that's about it. Just remember all great radio host signature. Sign off Bullseye. With Jesse Thorn is a production of maximum fun dot Org and and is distributed by N._p._R...
"gerwig" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"I like you know unlike certain works of art which feel like. They're utterly seamless. I mean there's some novels that feel like that when you read it. They feel like they were kind of delivered. Whole little women's not and I I liked liked that sense of seems which is another reason why I was able to sort of exploded and put back together and feel good about that But that that sense of of of this episodes in the the plot undertows I think sometimes when you try to make a you know another thing out of it whether it's a movie or something else that the plot to hang your hat on is the marriage plot. What that's the one? That's the thing that you can say. Well as long as we know that the marriage plot is going on then we can let these girls the fall on the ice and stuff and so what I wanted to do with the kind of putting the publisher seen up front and Nieces. If there's a you know the the main characters the girl all I want her married or dead by the end it kind of allows me to call attention to the fact that we're GONNA do the marriage plot as a device but then what what actually is happening is that these episodic moments of childhood become this Russia Almost Pristine Memories. He's the then she's reconstructing that's to say yes. The plot is tricky in this. But yeah I I think sometimes we will you end up doing is you want you wanna Jane Austen Affi- it and make it just the marriage plot and that feels like not why girls love of it. WE'LL FINISH UP GRETA GERWIG when we come back from a quick break stay with us. It's Bullseye from maximum fun dot org and NPR. What's does it take to start something from nothing? And what does it take to actually build. If every week on how I built this speak with founders behind some of the most inspiring companies in the world. NPR's how I built this. Listen now. Hey Helen here you have a true false else quiz. You want me to finish I do here. We Begin. We host a trivia game. Show podcast on the Max Fund network called. Go fact yourself true correct. The show is all about celebrity guests answering Trivia questions about things. Jacob enjoys false. We sometimes don't talk about baseball or cats. Thank God it's questions about how things they enjoy. Next we bring on surprise experts every episode true correct final question. It's just the two of US sitting alone with these guests false correct as we have a live audience at the Angel City Brewery. See you can hear every first and third Friday of the month and if you don't listen so you can go fast yourself through. Welcome back to bulls eye. I'm Jesse Thorn. I'm talking with Greta. Gerwig she is. Of course the writer and director actor behind the Great Films Lady Bird Little Women. Little women is up for six Academy Awards this year including best picture best actress best supporting actress and best adapted apted screenplay She should have been up for best director. Let's get back into our conversation so you have Meryl Streep in your movie I'm GonNa play Meryl Streep Seen Sure Meryl Streep for people who don't know is the best actor You've been living under a rock. Yeah so Meryl Streep is Joe's aunt and she is independently wealthy mom and lives by herself and her you know she seem suspended. Some of her time Not being sure what to do with herself in some of her time Getting into fights with Joe that she seems to get a kick out of they both seem seem to get a kick out of they like it. Yeah so anyway This is The two of them together. Is there a reason you stopped reading elsom awesome. I'm sorry. Continue on yourself deary. Someday you'll need me. You'll wish you have behaved better. Thank thank you so much for your employment and your many kindnesses but I intend to make my own way in the world No no no one makes their own way not really really at least of all women. You'll need to marry well you are not married. Don't well. That's because I'm rich. There's just a couple of barrel street scenes I understand that. She inserted herself into the film on the basis of having the same kinds of strong doc feelings about little women that you have. That's when you have Meryl Streep in your movie and Supporting Role How do you Make a movie that is not a Meryl Streep. I know it's really hard. No I mean I mean. She's the greatest actress of all time. Perhaps because She is never not a star are but she can also serve exactly what you need in the moment so you know it was exactly the right amount of with aunt march. It was what she needed to be for the movie and it's completely impactful and it was funny. Actually the first time I watched I Work Uh when I edit I edit straight through I started. Is I sit down. I was in the editing room the day after a shooting. And you sit down and I say all right put up. Let's see that first image. Let's start cutting from the beginning. You cut all the way through and you and I don't really go back And then and then I go back then I refine anyway the first time I watched all all the way through. She's a huge impact in the movie in a very economical woman amount of space which is why she's the greatest tweet. She comes in and hits an oil drum with a baseball bat. Feels like lettuce leaves a dent. No she's She's definitely the designated hitter. She's she's not she doesn't need to field she's just coming in and green monster really. Kurt extended metaphor. I think you but she yeah You know she. She loved the book. She had a very strong feeling about it. She knew we. We're working on it. She said she wanted to March And she was very helpful to me as a mind to bounce stuff off of because I would I met with her. I we had lunch and we talked about the book and we talked about women and we talked about what it should should be. And she's so smart. I mean she's just so smart and some of the things she said I just stole directly input in the movie I will say as a writer having great actors actors is The thing you you can never give them enough credit for thing working because they clarify the clarify. What you're trying to do for for yourself every actor in the film including like Timothy? Shallow may whose character is a little bit of a dissolute dope for much of the film All of the film but like every character the the quality that I would say a all share everyone that performers is incredible warmth and I wonder if you take these people I mean I guess maybe Bob Odenkirk wouldn't be the first person I thought of for that Interestingly was the first person I thought you were just thinking of that teaching by billiards sketch from Turkey. Actually no I mean I always always knew someone who is like Had something comedic uh-huh Mr Fast Horse not at all real slow. He's incredible and I but I always always knew. I wanted someone like that for father because I wanted it to be that thing. When father comes home I wanted it to be like? Oh your dad is Bob Odenkirk. Of course do you miss him and also it allowed me to do the thing that I always inherently felt with Mr Merge which is the he is in that Jane austen way of of being one of those fathers. That's like a little checked out about the proceedings of the goings on in his own house. But it also likes his daughter's a lot but also kind of you know when he checks in. It's a bit like Oh you've missed the entire plot but it's slightly It's yeah it's slightly comedic. I always I just thought he would be perfect. It just made me so happy every time I thought about it. I I mean like Chris Cooper. You could hardly find. Find a warmer sad actor than Chris. Cooper in the history of the world Laura Dern Lake all when you look at Laura Dern onscreen all you want in the world is for her to just like put your put her arm around your shoulder and like nod and smile a little Tena but it all it all reinforces.
"gerwig" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"That movie. Love that movie. What's not to love love? And you're and you're very fond of John. Wayne I understand. John Wayne's my favorite person who moves in the movies removed beautifully. He moved beautifully. Yeah I I love How slow he moves? That was always the thing that I just. I just like. He takes his time. The takes his time. Is this scene at Honda. Where he's talking to Geraldine page while he's making horseshoes? Oh yeah you know. He's firing up. Poor shoes offering awesome cool off and it's it's more than just a bit of business right. It's a it's a major bit of choreography right. He never stops talking ray. But he's he's it's movement this choreography. It's quicker famous put there's also Languid witness to him and he has the thing that I think movies can do which I don't know if he's handsome or not. It goes beyond on that. He's he has a Gra- There's gravity in a presence and a feeling and You know would say it's the thing that with movies were actors can become their own cinema themselves they can dictate the terms of it and in He had that I just. I think I'm also because I'm always interested in In in movement an and I think it's probably has to do with my background in dance. Just you know him anywhere in a movie. Yeah it's not you could could wear a mask and you'd be like no no that one is indeed now. John Ford Work John Wayne very often. They worked beautifully together together. So are you destined to work with Ronin a span of time or not. I don't know I ever ever play Irish in her entire career. Just one just just in Brooklyn No She no she and I have actually talked about the fact like You know I love her and I. She's my film making partner and I. I'm so indebted to her. Earn her talent in terms of what I am able to do as a filmmaker And we've explicitly talked about. She's like I know one day we'll have to make a movie movie apart and I was like. I don't like it when you were making movies. I I'm jealous. I am a jealous person. No but I I feel that way about all my actors but hurl in particular. It's it's sort of embarrassing to admit but like I have to. There's an overcome for me. I want them to do everything and I want them to be successful but part of me is sad that they ever have to act for anyone else but it's true you have a connection and something special now. How funny is it? Of course that Timothy Shallow may would go couple of weeks. You know I I know I know I know they I know that and also actually then Wes Anderson put both of them in his next Gabby eh which is really which is really great but yeah no? It's going to be well. We'll see we'll get there. I hope I get to make movies movies with her over the course of our lives like. I hope we get to do a thing like when we're in when I'm in my eighties and she's whatever however old she'll be I don't sixty how old she is Then we'll make some and they'll they'll they'll be like those old ladies they keep they keep that date the yeah and also whatever whatever I said. some ladies doing some some stuff. I'm telling yeah. Twenty twenty one oscars was registered with the writers. That's going to be like twenty whatever. Twenty Unease Fifty Oscars. Okay all right twenty fifty. How old will I be an old? You'll be forever young because you are in touch with your younger self. And that's that's what we'll keep you useful Yeah that and maybe the baby may be we got that is I had read someone. Said something. Similar to herald is like the indy dream. Baby Oh really Oh oh you together. Yeah he's making a tiny indie baby. it's Joe Swan about that. I just have kids to put them in your movies. Oh yeah that's true but it's a good idea you know. Oh Film. Was He what he came with his son. His son was in the film. And all anybody at Sundance all anybody cared about was his son. My son who's like Oh lovely little herald. I know actually probably he won't want anything to do with movies. I I the this. You guys joined the Peace Corps. I love math and football. Who are you a new? I mean maybe you never know Eh joke. That's what's going to happen to me. Ended with a kid who loves math and football and not know what say yep well we're about to get the hook okay attorney more than you wail pulled out. Greta thank you so much for being with us to really and we haven't said it's not doc. Needless to say it's needful to say congratulations on your film. Earning six academy award nominations including best picture up upcoming your second time. Achieving that writers guild the directors guild on Lady Bird. Yes no it's very. Yeah no and I was very I mean I mean I'm I'm so I'm so honored and I'm so excited and so he says you know for my actors there's two and Florence is just a florist. She's on top of thing now. It's while I know wonderful baby baby. A B superstar. I'm very proud of them. And I'm very happy for them and I spent actually yesterday social was in Santa Monica put. The baby in the car is like Santa. Monica got a hugger London than I saw. I saw Laura Dern who humans movie yeah and Shit was her than Florina is just like how amazing housing your workout recognized. Yeah so that's very nice so anyway. Congratulations Yeah you don't. I didn't even think about that. You that you and your partner are doing this together right now with your own. If each tried to up Laura dern having which which I get yeah buddy that she has so the best yeah why would. Why wouldn't you want lately? Why wouldn't you WANNA work with sir? Sha Forever who wouldn't in one have Laura dern forever what are the greatest actresses we have yup and also just and human beings yes social media. No I have nothing. uh-huh that's okay. You're you're far from nothing and that's fine. We just like to ask. No I have no. It's like they don't exist. You just have to follow her movies. I just wander around in a body. That's all I. That's my little diaries. And just start like sending the mountain snail mail. That's Gerwig there's only one and we're so glad that you are with us today. There's only one there's tigger you're the only one Jesse. We're the people find us at Leonard Maltin than I am at Jesse Multon on twitter and instagram and you can go to Leonard Maltin DOT COM for movie reviews book roundups and all kinds of good stuff all true through when also where I'm Patriot. We go to Molson Patriarch. Dot Com patriarch dot com slash. Maltin on movies. 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"gerwig" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"It but I had a very emotional moment actually with Josh Safdie at the critics choice awards. WHO's one half of the SAFDIE brothers Josh and Benny and I've known Josh and Benny since I was twenty one We met at South by southwest. They had a short film film. I had a tiny little contribution to movie giovane movie and we met we both still in school and and we realize we're both. We were both lived in New York and we became really good friends. We were roommates for awhile. I left on my couch like I mean very. We snuck into New York from last. Because they you know there were great movie makers there that we wanted to be and so anyway. We had this very emotional moment. Where like someone's like can I get a picture of you together and they usually? Yeah Music Roommate's like you know it's very so I'm in. It was a very special moment. And I think the thing for me about And those filmmakers in those films and it was It was Josh Penny Saftey but it was also I met Barry Jenkins and then time because he had made medicine for melancholy. An errand cats and reiver's so young and the dupe loss brothers. Andrew Pajamas Ski I loved the work they were making. We all took the work we were doing very seriously and I feel like as much as young artists need anything they need a community to bounce stuff absolutely. Because that's it that's as important as any other more I think marker you can you can have the dip further your career. But I don't think anyone does anything in isolation so to have a group of people that you know you. Could you know. Go to the movies as you all these different things or you all hate the same thing so you bond over that like you have someone to talk about the medium with on a consistent basis. Listen what you're trying out and anyway and it's very meaningful to me that like you know. Now we're in our mid thirties. And I can NC Josh Safdie at an award show I know well. They're riding the crest of the wave with the uncut gems season and which is a hell of a film. I loved it. I sat at telluride tonight. We saw him the the Verna Herzog and I was like back it blew ever wants lid off. I felt like fun and then tire theater with like what in the world is this and I was just delighted alighted the whole time I was also I mean I just had a sandler was incredible. I thought their filmmaking was just amazing and bananas and actually they where shooting uncut gems at the same time that I was shooting little women so josh and I were on the phone when they were in the casino That they shoot in with Julia places the Bat and all that and he was like yeah. We're shooting in a Casino Darius in their league and then I was like lakes in the rural Massachusetts and hey anyway I loved it. I thought it was a to me. It was the culmination of so much of the work that they've been I'm doing and and and and they're kind of particular filmmaking and it was It was just really exciting to see it and to see it with like no. Oh I had no idea what it was going to be. That's a fun of seeing things like at telluride which I see you guys at I love telluride I I just love it. It's what's special festival you know what's crazy is in looking it all of your films Greenberg is twenty ten down. I know so we we met you ten years ago. I know the how in the actual like I know. Where does it where does and of course my dad and I always joke about overnight sensation I think in the world? Yes you look and you go overnight for ten years yes it's true now it's crazy. No it's it's crazy I don't know I mean you know it's I. It's funny also because my my partner Noah who directed Greenberg Lindburg but Noah Baumbach some guys some guys you know. He's he's fifty and he's been making movies since he was twenty four. You're twenty five and he's making movies for twenty five years. He's made ten narrative films in that time and he and I. It was just the sort of realization relation with the did a retrospective at metro graph and And that's a body of work for twenty five years of filmmaking. And that's you know it's one of the wonderful things about filmmaking is that it's it's difficult takes long time time. which is wonderful because it's he? It's not like Tetris. You're never gonNA get so good at it. Then it gets boring like it's only ever going to be hard. Yeah there's not another speed it comes that it's just hard and it's hard on a new way I mean Tetris does eventually pretty hard. But like I got disturbingly family. Good at Tetris at one point But I that thing of you know even if you make movies your whole life life you only get a handful like an each movie you make. It's the only time you're gonNA make that one and it makes it very vivid. What you're doing while you're doing it and like I really always are human? I use when I'm up against it with something and I'm like I'm only going to make this movie once so I wanted to be right So give me the ball gowns. I heard her off your who imparted this. The nuggets not to me personally but I read it if you make if you shoot a film for sixty days fairly. I am vicious movie. And you make one compromise every day sixty compromises in your movie. Yeah and I mean that. That's a a AH kind of stark way of looking at it but yes it sort of underscores what you just said right now. The people I ah some observer might say why she being so stubborn about this way. What's the big deal? I know right then you have to fight for your belief leave for your vision. Yeah and also. You're the only one that knows. I mean you bring everyone into it and and an and ideally you have a team around you. And I had such an amazing group of artists with me on both ladybird and little women and that ideally and hopefully they're all kind of dreaming the same dream you are so that you know what the thing is before it exists. But like you've got to fight for it because it's not I mean no one will ever care as much as you so you have to. There's no cavalry coming and you're the one who has to be your own cavalry and that's I used to think that directors had a certain kind of personality and that's it's what made them directors and then. I realized that making movies gives you that personnel. That it's a it's a reverse osmosis in a way the yeah. Ah No actually no made a documentary Where you talk to Brian? DEPALMA is close friends with them. which is I I suppose not included in the ten narrative films but The eleventh But he brian said something at the end. which just I All all filmmaking is. It's just a record of your mistakes. Wow Record of everything you got wrong man. Oh that's a totally fatalistic. Wow is it but but I know what he means. He's saying it's a hard hard one you said to me when you publish the first movie guide all you can see his mistake. People were coming over me all my gosh all he you could see. Wow think like he was eighteen when he first published that Book Almighty particulars. But you know when you learn how young the beetles are what. I can't imagine making a film especially for the first time because you know my mom always says once you finish building a house you you know how to build a house right you know. I can't imagine you finish lady bird you go cool. I'm ready to make a movie now. Oh Yeah it's true the things that and also you only learn there is no one applicable lesson kept. I think on Lady Bird I was even kept looking for the one lesson and as soon as you think you have the one lesson you learn the op like like sort of like I see the thing to always do is to make sure you have them do it. You know really fast and or you know and then you'll get to the cutting.
"gerwig" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Harvey Buddy I'm Leonard Maltin Jesse Molten. And you're listening to Maltin on movies. There's a little echo in this room. Isn't there Laura sitting actually on a giant stage in the middle of Iceland or not. I like that to be true. But it's one of those workspace places and so it sounds a little different than usual usual. That's why but if it sounds different than last weeks or next week. That's because we have Greta Gerwig here today right. I wasn't there last week and I know be there next week. Yeah I know upsetting setting but one time. I'm glad I'm here. I glad to hear too. I'm really glad that I got to watch you. You sitting at that table with Sir Sharon and yes amy basket hell everybody yeah exactly critics choice fixture. There was like the girl party it was beanie came over. I don't know if you saw that moment. A lot of what was it was very imperfect perch to just watch the crazy all around at at one point when Nicole Kidman walked past us. Oh Yeah and They were counting down because nobody would sit down. The thing about these awards type dinner situations is that no one in cares at the dinner because they just don't Wanna see each other right so excited to get to hang out that when the actual TV bit is happening and those bless those poor or managers like they just can't like please the duck. I know and are going to be the one who yells at Nicole Kidman. 'cause I'm not no. I know everybody I know. Well she can do what she wants. She's standing there going. That's fine I always feel like it's funny will. It's true the Golden Globes and true the critics choice that is True Academy Awards which we've been to one is That that Matt the at the I do sometimes feel like there is a mad dash to the seats though which is sort of like. It's almost like the teachers coming in and I was doing it. He was sitting here. Nicole Kidman did it look still standing almost childlike No one did it. schoolday flashback it. Is I work spirit. Awards every year talent and over like the cool kids smoking corner. Oh yeah all standing there and evidently Ashley own like forty miles away going. She's Taco you guys. I know she is really cool. She's she's intimidating very Especially in the cool kid smoking corner via just I can't but she's like a city cage group in New York she's she's she's got away. Yeah Yeah now you grew up in Sacramento. I did I did not grow up an exam. Not I'm not a city Sonic Sacramento. I'm exotic Louis. Normal yeah I mean I do truly feel that yeah I grew up in Sacramento. And what impelled you to go to New York go to school well I mean there is a lot of reasons I I. I had wanted to move to New York from the the time I was very young. I had a formative trip to New York when I was five and then another one when I was eight but the I wanNA five I went to go see a lot of Broadway shows other ones that go see. Forty Second Street with Jerry sure and I saw it was thanked teen eighty nine ninety. You know I saw a gypsy with time. Daily style I saw I saw cats cats both in New York and in and in the Winter Garden Theatre in in London but in any case they had this idea of New York I had an idea of New York had an idea of like wanting to get back there and I think I mean particularly forty second street from me because it was actually one of the last giant tap choruses. They didn't of that stretch of shows and it was just I I think for to be a five year old kid to see something like that was d- it was genuinely life changing so I always had that in the back of my head so then I I applied for schools. I was like I WANNA go to New York City so What I applied to Nyu as an actor? And I put to juilliard as an actor and I didn't get it but I- i- Barnard was Where I went to school women's College at Colombia and I was I hadn't known about it until I went to New York to actually audition for Nyu for theatre school and my dad said. Why don't we go look at Barnard and I was like no and then I got their noses love it here so then I kind of went all out and said I really go to this school and I was very lucky they let me in and then it was kind of life changing but I yeah I wanted? I went to New York for college and I have never left Except for to come to La occasionally and did you feel you fit in. Yes yes I mean. I felt like I felt like I fit in. Insofar as it was a bunch of people who didn't fit in anywhere else gonNA found their place and I just loved all those women didn't like I just they were all just so smart and cool and interesting and weird and I just was like oh no I want to be we just like them and then and then I it was like I found the group that did that. I didn't know I had well that's that's another life changing. Oh my God experience it was everything also I think because I was so I was always pretty passionate in an intense one. I was a kid like I loved things Li and I wanted to you know I had trouble not taking everything quite seriously. Louis and the hallmark. I think of most teenagers coolness is not caring. Yeah and all I did was care and I couldn't figure out how to not care and and then when I got to Barnard I just met all these people who you even. If it wasn't the same thing I was interested in like. Oh one of the girls in my hall is is she was she was astrophysics. It was a thing and computer. You computer hacking she'd hacked her boyfriend was that Syracuse and she'd hacked every email account he had which I was like. I think that the illegal but also amazing that you know how to do this like it was that level of just total engagement. That was new to me to be around people who were. That's just like just deeply into what they were doing. Well that's that's one of the things you capture so beautifully flee in lady bird is is that intensity of emotion yes teenagers feel and it's very real to them. Yes and you tapped into the. You're still young woman but still you have to be in touch with that younger self in order to write and direct. You know something. Actually well I think you know it's funny because we'll obviously the two films I've written and Directed Lady Bird and little women women I also equally felt that Lewis male caught who actually wrote Little Women in her mid thirties and published when she was thirty six which this is my age which felt sort of faded She also had a really clear line to that The those intense feelings and those kind of wild ambitious dreams actually one of my favorite chapters and little little women is Castles in the sky. And it's just them talking about stuff they want in the future and it's amazing and that's when they you you know they they lay out all their dreams and I was and it was willing. I grew up with his book. I loved this book but then it wasn't until I regretted that I was like she gives an entire chapter girl saying what they want in the nineteenth century and it reminded me of you know the work work eight already done writing lady bird like it reminded me of myself in the best way which you know and I it's just amazing to me how much As much as things change that that sort of that passion of us that's why you can read it and be like oh it's simply. We didn't advance dance beyond ourselves. It's everyone's been saying the same thing but because it's so obviously true that story and the way she set it out in the way she wrote it is still so fresh and no and I mean it's really. That was was the thing when I reread the book that I And I had read it since it was fifteen and then I read it thirty.
"gerwig" Discussed on Kickass News
"Well no I you know it's interesting Meryl Streep said this and I've quoted it because it's really smart because she's actually one of the smartest people I've met not not just period. She's she's just so smart but she said them she said that The one of the reasons that there were so many great characters for women at that time. mm-hmm was that There is no real danger that she's going to take his job so if she's not going to take his job she can. She can be as outrageous and say whatever she wants because we're not worried that she's got any of that money away and as soon as it becomes an issue shoe later than female characters change And I was like. Why are you that smart? I know it is it is it's great and and I and I think it it gets something very true and there's this great monologue in the film by Amy March which she talks about kind of the tough choices and sacrifices that women have to make and read that that was directly inspired by your conversation with Merrill. Just another thing I still from. Yes no no this. A scene where Amy March describes really the stakes of marriage for her that that that would came directly out of a conversation precision with Merrill who who said this is what you have to make the audience understand and And also for me because of the character of amy who I loved it gave amy context that she didn't have before and I think amy has been a a misunderstood understood character and I felt that in some ways I wanted her to get some real estate as an adult woman to explain. Why why she thinks Sushi things before we go? I have to also say congratulations. To your Hubby Noah Baumbach. He's nominated for best original screenplay. Replay for marriage story also in contention for best picture. What's it like having competing films vying for best? Pictures are a little bit of friendly competition. honestly. There's just so much kind of amazed joy. At home I'd say It was a surreal moment when we both Looks at our phones yesterday morning. we can mutually had a moment of legs tend to face the music eh but then but then it was just I mean it was extraordinary. We were just totally ecstatic. And honestly what am I. Don't even know how to express how amazing it is because it is you know I. He made an amazing movie and The his movie and my movie or both being recognized by our peers. In this ways. Amazing I eh. You like. This is just like adjectives. Like big good adjectives. It's it is. It is something something might be bring to Oscars is home this year. Maybe stuff well again Greg R. O.. Greta Garbo I know you said Credit Card Greg did that because my wife said I thought she said Greta Garbo this morning when I said I was interviewing Greta Gerwig and then and she says to me WHO's credit card which happens a lot because I love old movies and she's about ten years younger than me. Yeah she's Nice. She says so if you said I want to be alone. She wouldn't be like yeah she would say why. Am I speaking that way. Medico Greta Garbo John unbear- More in grand total totally comic pairing I mean and one of my favorite line exchanges is she says says he's. He's in her room. She doesn't she's she he's a broken in and she said who are you and he says I'm just a man standing in your room. Invest Line reading I know John Not John Barren Barren would actually that in the women I think was the first experiment with with an ensemble cast because prior to that the studio exact said why would I waste two or three stars and movie stretching across threes interesting. I didn't I know that. Yeah well seriously the women would pay to see that ten times over if you did it. Well listen I mean maybe got my wheels turning I I get it I gotta figure I gotTa write the next one right well once again. Greta Gerwig wonderful film is little women and is now out in theaters. Greta congrats again and thanks for talking with me. Thank you so much thanks again to the delightful Greta Gerwig for coming coming on the PODCAST. Don't miss her film little women now out in theaters check your local listings for showtime's or visit little women dot moving. Today's episode is brought to you by Krona's broncos provides HR solutions for the modern workforce in the people who support motivated. Engage them. They I put. HR payroll talented timekeeping on a single cloud based platform learn more about Cronos. HR payroll talented time at CRONOS DOT dot com slash HR swagger. That's CRONOS DOT com slash. Hr Swagger if you enjoyed. Today's podcast cast be sure to subscribe to us on Apple podcasts and rate and review us while you're there five star ratings in detailed reviews are one of the best ways for new listeners to discover the show you can also follow us on facebook or on twitter at at kick ASS news pod in recommend us to your friends on your social media. 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"gerwig" Discussed on Kickass News
"Academy Award. Nominations were just announced. This week and a record breaking number of women are up for Oscars this year accounting for no less than a third of all nominees. It's one of those. dominoes is incredibly talented writer actor producer and director Greta Gerwig who will be returning to the Oscars for the second year in a row following following her writing and directing nominations for last year's Lady Bird. This time around. She's being hailed for her masterful. reimagined action of Louisa May alcott's beloved novel Novel Little Women which has received six Oscar nominations including for best picture and best adapted screenplay for Greta Gerwig and today. Greta joins me on the show to talk about the daunting task of adapting an American classic. Delving into Louisa May alcott's diaries and letters to imbue her film with even more of the author's own personality personality and why it was so important for her to acknowledge the original ending. Alcott wanted to give her book before. Her publisher talked her out of it then. She talks about the status of female directors and writers in Hollywood recalls a conversation. She wants hat with a studio executive about how women talk that made. Its way into her latest I film and how Meryl Streep inspired some of her most insightful dialogue about a woman's role in Nineteenth Century Society Greta also reveals that she was secretly grittily pregnant while filming little women and what it's like for her and her husband Noah Baumbach to both have competing movies vying for best picture this year. Plus last we talk about whether actresses in the thirties and forties got better roles than actresses today and our mutual love of the films of George Cukor. Greta Garbo and the wicked wit. Dorothy Parker coming up with Greta. Gerwig in just a moment.
The 2020 Oscar Nominations Din't Have To Look Like This
"We now know who was nominated for this year's Academy Awards and who wasn't there were no women pick for the directing Oscar and only one person of color. Harriet Stars Cynthia. Rio was among the twenty acting nominees. He's but what if like Hollywood does in a few movies. There was an alternate history to the Oscars. Franklin Leonard wrote about his imagined Academy Award nominations for the Washington Post. He's the creator of the blacklist an annual compilation of much admired but unpredicted movie scripts Franklin. Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having me the back. So we're not so sad. Your column is almost funny. It could have been a satirical piece from the onion. What motivated it? Well here's here's the interesting thing right like it. It didn't necessarily need to even be ready satire if anything you know. The article was written as a as a list of all of the people could reasonably have been nominated in place of those who got nominated and I think that there are additional people. That aren't even mentioned in the article. who also could have gotten reasonably? We nominated and no one would have batted an eye except for the fact that it would have been unusual that all the nominees people of color that all of the directing on these women which you know is so far from our reality only because history would suggest that all the nominees should be white and all the directors should be met. Well let's talk about that right. Because there was a lot of great artistic accomplishment from people who weren't nominated I think about hustlers from Lorraine Skafar you on the star Jennifer Lopez Lulu Wong the director of the Farewell Greta Gerwig who made little women performances by Alfie Woodard and clemency Aquafina and farewell the entire cast a parasite right nominated for best picture. None of the actors were so. What's the disconnect in your mind between the great work and the recognition or lack of recognition of that? Great Work Work. I mean the short answer is racism and sexism in the intersection between the two. I think that there is a fundamental lack of appreciation for the work of women directors and the work of Actors of Color. I mean I. I saw it in on my twitter timeline. And yesterday people saying Oh Jennifer for Lopez wasn't really acting playing herself you know and I think there's an assumption that you know the actors in parasite or somehow that's just who they are. They're not actually performing. If you've been in a room with a with Song King Ho you know that that was a heck of a performance. So I think that the assumptions and the appreciation and the value that we give to these performances into these directing Sort of accomplishments is diminished. Because of. WHO's doing it? Someone told me you know. Why are you trying to inject politics politics into these decisions? And it's not that I'm trying to inject politics into it is the politics are already in it. I'd like to see them removed or at least an acknowledgement the extent to which the politics there. We're talking with blacklist Creator Franklin Leonard About this year's Oscar nominations earlier this morning a read a piece in the Guardian about how award. Nominations granted people of Color especially women are often for subservient roles like slaves nannies maids. And that's movies like twelve years a slave that help babble even Roma g think there's some truth in that for the few women and women of color who are recognized they play a certain kinds of part and not another kind of role Yeah I think it's pretty arguable. You look at the list of women of color that have been nominated in London You know I suppose. In theory those nomination is progress because She's not playing a slave. The entire time in actually is playing a freedom fighter rescue slaves but no I look I think that there is again and there are some by a large percentage of certain demographics of American culture and really sort of Western culture culture about what role is appropriate for women specifically women of Color. They are far more comfortable with women in those roles than they are. If you stray too far afield and I suspect Jennifer Lopez playing a stripper gets one over on the men that she is supposed to be dancing for left left. Some significant percentage of members who the Kademi uncomfortable since actors are by far the biggest block of Academy voters. Why do the Oscar? Nominations differ from the screen actors guild. which nominated Jamie Foxx from just mercy the Peter Neon go from us and Jennifer Lopez from hustlers I suspect it's age. I I again this. I'm I'm not an expert on this. You can probably correct me if I'm wrong. But the threshold to join SAG is a lot lower in terms of career accomplishment than the threshold to join the academy and therefore it sort of seems inevitable that the academy voters are probably at least the mean significantly older than your average Sag goater and given the changes that have happened in the industry particularly over the last twenty years. I suspect that has something to do with the different nominations. The academy to a certain extent stint can only recognize movies that get made even if Oscar voters still ignored a lot of great work from underrepresented filmmakers and actors. Now you've worked as a creative executive. I can Hollywood so from where you sat on that side of the table. What needs to change in the kinds of movies that are made and who gets to make them so the academy voters voters at least can pick from a wider pool of eligible performances? Films having the same changes that needs to be made in any hiring environment where there's endemic matthias you know. We need to hire a labor force. That's more representative of the culture. As a whole we need to empower them to tell the stories. If they're most excited about telling we you need to make sure they have the resources to tell those stories well And then I think that combined with the changing demographics of the academy membership. I think you'd see a real shift over time in what gets awarded. I think it's really important to remember that you know the reason this conversation sort of pivots around the academy as bad as the time. I'm during the year when the industry is the most visible to the world and I think that it's the time when you know they're they're they're the most outside pressure can be exerted and it's it's the clearest opportunity community to make these cases right that no women were nominated for best director. It's a lot easier to understand that than it is to understand that ninety percent of the movies that are directed a studios are directed by men by so. I think that that's why this conversation happens around this time of year but the real issue and the one that matters is who Who tells the stories of our time? Do they have the resources to tell them. And do they have the autonomy to tell them as they see fit. So let me ask you this last question. We know that the academy I suspect is probably a little mortified. That only one person of color was nominated in the acting races and that no women were many directors. Is it going to be same as it always was the year from now two years from now. How quickly are we not going to be having this conversation? You know I think that the end of the day we're doing with small data sets and you know the IT. It takes a long time to make movies put movies into the marketplace and then run them through the award season so you know even if everything changed as of today we probably wouldn't be looking at a major change until twenty twenty two and as we all know Those changes tend to be even more glacial than the industry. So it's hard to say you know hopefully within this decade Lord knows. I'm going to do everything to make sure it happens faster. Franklin Leonard is the creator of the blacklist. His piece in the Washington Post is called the twenty twenty Oscar Oscar. Nominations didn't have to look like this. Franklin thanks so much for coming back on the show. Thanks for having
The Snubs and Surprises of the 92nd Academy Award Nominations
"I'm Shawn Fantasy and and this is the big picture. A conversation show about the Academy Awards. They're here. Amanda the Ninety Second Oscar. Nominations have arrived. How are you feeling bright and early on this Monday morning he I do love it? I don't I don't love being here this early. I was saying to you before before we started recording and it just felt like a disclosure before we get into this podcast. My outlook at this hour of the morning is never the best. WE'RE ARE GONNA be flying fast and loose. That's what happens when you record it seven thirty in the morning. We're going to do our best to not make any mistakes. Some mistakes were made by the academy however will be talking about some of them the snubs the surprises houses. Some of the Nice things that happened with the nominations this morning. It's it'll be a robust conversation about what will be happening on February ninth the Academy Awards. Yeah there are some good do things absolutely absolutely some baffling things. Where do you WANNA start? We start with the big picture. Big Picture let's do it okay. Problem in the big picture do you. Yeah I mean maybe we'll start with the most honored movies that seems like the safest place to start first and foremost first and foremost the joker comes to us with eleven nominations now. Were you surprised now. I wasn't either. Let me tell you something about joker people in the academy love. I love that movie actors. They love it directors. We learned clearly. They love it craftspeople. They love it. Composers there in up and down the board and you've only got one acting nomination for this for walking Phoenix. So you can see how it's it's diversely. Spread across the entire voting body any significant takeaways from joker being the leading vote getter so to speak in this in this race. I didn't expect it to be the leading nomination. I think I expected that to go in nineteen seventeen which is a little bit recency bias and also just because I expected nineteen seventeen to grab every single technical nomination because that's it is Zayd technically accomplished movie so joker winning denominations thing is not what you want it is. It certainly changes the narrative. Maybe I mean it'll change what we talk about this morning. I don't know how much it changes the results on the on Oscar night. It's interesting. How as you prepared to speak about joker you pulled your hair back to a pony tail resignedly? I people know what I think about best and I want to stay right here and right now. It ain't going to change. I think that this is an intellectually bankrupt movie. I think it is the emperor's new clothes. I think that anyone and who thinks that this movie is better than parasite or once upon a time in Hollywood or little women are uncut gems has bad taste and doesn't know things about movies straight up and we can do that for for five weeks or we cannot. I'm at I don't really have the energy to do it for that long. Yeah I don't think that that's I don't think we'll be negotiating that until the movie potentially wins Best Picture which you know not always as the most nominated film the likely best picture winner but sometimes it does happen. Tends to happen with noisy movies. Like Lord of the Rings the return it at King Joker ochre is kind of a noisy movie. This is a billion dollar movie and having this many nominations having this kind of box office having this kind of awareness and having this kind of admiration from from the screen actors is. That's a pretty significant thing. So if we saw a joke best picture win on February ninth. I wouldn't be shocked. I don't know if that's what I'm ready ready to predict at this point but I wouldn't be shocked. I neither and in a lot of ways. It makes a huge amount of sense in terms of the academy has refused to WHO ACKNOWLEDGE COMIC book movies or Superhero Movies for years the academy has been trying to update itself to chew reward new types of movies too like to be current to be younger and that the end of the day the score says he caused play. Look it's tiny. Batman man movie winning Best Picture would be academy esque thing to do. It's true and it would be one year after Black Panther which sort of ushered in a lot of these conversations. What else has been honored here once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite the Irishman? You've mentioned those ten nominations for each movie. I don't think a huge surprise there for once upon a time in the Irish Ryan parasite is excuse me once upon a time in the Irishman ten as nineteen seventeen. Let's just talk about those first four gets parasite and I think that is. This is kind of standard operating procedure seizure. What we've got here is three people who made films who have been hugely recognized in the past Quentin Tarantino? Martin Scorsese Mendis as you said the reasons he buys of nineteen seventeen creeping innocent all weekend thinking nineteen seventeen the presumptive frontrunner for best picture. I don't know if I still feel that way right now. A couple of little chinks in the armor that will take a look at identify whether or not that's still the case any big time takeaways from the ten NAM's for all three of those movies are taking things for granted I am. I know that I'm taking granted. It's fantastic once upon a time in Hollywood got ten nominations. It's fantastic. They got ten movies. Nineteen seventeen very impressive movie. We're GONNA talk more about it later this week. It is less surprising that got ten nominations. You know I I saw someone on twitter describing this as a real like wars and cars years which every year at the academy is that you know the nineteen seventeen is the war part of that but very well made movie I it. So that's good. We shouldn't immediately jumped to all of the griping even though I certainly have and the reason I did that is because Joe got eleven nominations and I really don't WanNa talk about it this early in the morning but there are a great films that are being recognized there are among them is also parasite and little women both of which pulled in six nominations. Yes which is interesting. I am not surprised by either of those things but it is. It is a credible accomplishment. And I think a Lotta people on any kind of film. Twitter sense are frustrated by some of the joker recognition ignition but parasite getting six Oscar. Nominations is insane it is. There is no precedent in ninety one consecutive Oscar categories or excuse me ninety one consecutive Oscars for something like this happening so I take some solace in parasites success. So far I live is my favorite film of the year or was it. Yeah I think I put it at number one very early. It's definitely up there and put it on my decade. Let's no this is an amazing film and like and Bongino hoping direct nominated for best director. That's very exciting. And you are completely right that it was it has become such a quote lock or we we we were so sure of it that we are not like Kinda rejoicing especially in the parasite of it. All little women is the same way. There are a a couple notable omissions in the little women. Nominations that maybe put a sleigh damper on it which we will talk more about but you know it did get nominated for best picture. Sure thank the Lord. I thought that was the one where I was. Just GonNa not show up this morning. Yes so there's something interesting about the parasite. Nominations to be one is that the film was recognized in both best editing and best production design. which are you know? Chris categories and on the one hand that's kind of impressive and shows a broad sense of support amongst the academy. No acting nominations for the movie though. Oh No song-ho none of the other actors in the film were recognized. There's a maybe a case to be made that this is a kind of acknowledgement of like a film mastery mastery but maybe not the same kind of Hollywood is star mastery. That movie like the Irishman or once upon a time in Hollywood receives. I'm not sure where I fall on that. I think it does feel like progress to me to some extent the little women thing you make a fair point which is that on the one hand brilliantly made movie with wonderful performances. It's great that it's nominated for best picture as well. The absence of Greta Gerwig In the best director category something. We'll talk about a little bit more here on kind of what that means. It's kind of dangerous to draw mega conclusions from the Academy Awards. There's only eight thousand people in this group and a lot of them are old and weird so you can't we don't this is even though. This is the sort of the definitive document of movie history story in terms of achievement. It is one of the wonkfest award recognizing bodies in the in the world Academy President David Rubin noted that what makes makes this special is that this is the people who make movies voting on. What is the best movies? And that's part of what makes the ostrich great that's part of what makes them kind of terrible is because there's an insularity into some of this. The parasite recognition is something that makes me think. Maybe this isn't such an insular body anymore. Maybe there are a lot of international voters. Maybe this is changing changing. Maybe the the way that we look at international movies changing in our American culture. I think that's certainly true. And I and I do think that the economy trying to change itself and how we talked about the movies has evolved enough that we were starting in a place where we expected parasite to be nominated expected. Little women to be nominated we were talking about whether uncut cut gems would make an end and the fact that. We're all kind of bummed out about the fact that uncut gems got snubbed. which it your? Maybe you're not supposed to use the word snob in that context. But let's use it always it got snuck. Uncut gems was snubbed and that I think that that in does indicate some some progress wrestle. Change some different lineup than we would have had five years ago and a different approach to the movies on the flip side we can. We can only only addressed the world that we live in. And I do feel because we've been having these conversations for awhile and because it was such an exciting year in a year that has parasite parasite the Irishman once upon a time in Hollywood uncut gems. Little women the farewell. What am I forgetting? I mean all kinds of movie. Sure but you know all vendors and games okay shirt KAZAM. Great Active Pika Chew. Well that was this does I can't help but feel that. This is a disappointing configuration of of that list of movies. It's not totally disappointing. But there is something of. We got our hopes up enough. They are kind of like. Oh yeah this is still the academy. And they're still going to be a lots of nominations for the more traditional types of movies
The Return of
"Welcome to the frame. I'm John Horn. It's Academy award the nominations mornings so we're out in the field when the lowest feelers bureau of the New York Times with a carpet bagger Kaya can kyle. I brought a Muffin. Thanks for having us over where this morning. Yes I'm eagerly consuming that Muffin. I need all of a sudden it's like can get after. Today's crack of Dawn Oscar. Nominations we have both been up since very early this morning. And even though I think we're still relatively awake and conscious I still think these nominations don't make a lot of sense. So where do you WANNA start. Let's talk about the movies that didn't get any love. I was shocked that the farewell did not make it into the best picture race. And that no actors from the farewell or parasite or nominated. Yeah I loved the farewell which came out this past summer. I would've loved to see Aquafina or Josh Suzanne who plays her grandmother in that movie get in unfortunately. Yeah Yeah it just missed out on everything. Eight twenty four which distributed the farewell to very hip indies studio. But they haven't shown an ability to get any of their summer movies ever into the Oscar race in a major way. They had the same problem with eighth grade and first reformed last year and now the farewell. Meanwhile though you've got neon a sort of comparable tae twenty four which parasite six Oscar nominations no in parasite. It is not only nominated for best picture. It's also up for best international feature and best director for June Ho if it wins the best picture prize and and I gotta say it has a shot. It will become the first foreign language movie to win that top prize. But let's look a little bit more closely at who didn't make the cut so bond Jun Mojo was nominated for director. Greta Gerwig wasn't and Todd Phillips was for joker. Joker had the most nominations with eleven. How do we start to talk? Talk about joker. Well I don't know I feel like we will never stop talking about jokers thing I it's been that sort of movie since the beginning running since it was announced since people got with its themes and especially since it became a billion dollar grosser at the box office which is crazy for a movie. Yes is about a famous comic book character but it doesn't have action scenes. It's Graham it's upsetting and now it's a best picture and best director nominee is. Is it going to win those awards. I don't think so. Maybe I'm protecting myself from thinking so I do think though that Joaquin Phoenix is near lock for best actor one of the first acting. Nominations that was announced. This morning was for best supporting actress. Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. I don't think anybody saw that nomination coming. And it did seem to suggest what was going to happen for the next nineteen acting nominees and that is only one one person of color. Cynthia Repo played. Harriet Tubman was going to get a nomination. Yes initiate to Kathy Bates but the fact that she made it in and Jennifer Lopez didn't for Haas players. I think that's one of the big stories of this morning. I personally love Hustler's I thought Jennifer Lopez was giving fantastic robust movie star performance. It's in that film for some reason. While for a couple of reasons it just did not seem to catch on as far as that award season reconceptualise ation that needs to happen. When you've got a a big hit and then you want to prove that you more than just a hit the academy with the exception of little women? This year were turned an awfully cold shoulder to female ensembles and female all directors for that matter. There's there's quite a few nominated in best documentary but almost nowhere else including the big best director category. I just it. It bothers me that I feel like stories that are made by women that star women are not afforded. The same sort of canonical. Wait we so easily give similar stories about men. We're talking with cow Buchanan from the New York Times about today's Oscar nominations when I was at the La Times before I came to KPCC along with a team of reporters spent a year investigating the membership of the academy. At that time we found that it was ninety. Four percent percents Caucasian. The median age was sixty two. It was seventy-seven percent male in the years. Since and certainly on the heels of the Hashtag Egg Oscarssowhite the academy has gone to incredible steps to try to diversify its membership but the academy like the Mafia. You're in for life life. Do you think the voting today really represents that older demographic in the kind of reluctance to embrace anything outside of parasite that feels like a modern movie. Well I think that's the thing about the Oscars and that's the reason we keep talking about it. Every year they make steps forward they make steps backward record. It is a big organization several thousand people so as much as you diversify it. There will be diverse opinions. You know last year. We had add Oscar history with them like Black Panther where it won best costume design best production design first time. A black woman had one those things you also had green book win which many consider to be sort of a retrograde racial issues claptrap. I think the academy is big enough to to be able to stay in both of those points of view and it's worth noting that the academy doesn't really run the business in any way it is only recognizing the movies that we're getting made and the jobs that are being given by people who run Hollywood today. La Mayor Eric. Garcetti unveiled an initiative to try to promote lat next talent he hopes up to double Latino Representation in Hollywood by twenty thirty. But what is it gonNA take for the industry to start making more diverse film so that the Oscars can recognize more verse films while the Oscars don't make movies but they affect the movies that get made and I think it's important to talk about that because this is sort of a cycle where all of these things feed each other movies that are greenland movies that are cast with certain people were made by certain people. They're made that way often. And because of what we are told important by the Oscars as much as the Oscars sort of say. Well we can only do so much given the films that Hollywood gives us. The Hollywood gave them plenty of amazing films. This year that were sort of disregarded out of hand I think because we don't again ascribe the same wait to certain stories. Outside of white men doing violent dramatic weighty things Kyle Buchanan is the carpet Arpey bagger The New York Times Kyle. Thanks for having us over to the Los Villas Bureau of the New York Times. I'm glad you guys could come up next on the frame we hear from Oscar nominee. Cynthia revox Vivo and Renee Zellweger. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John Horn British actress. Cynthia Revox is an academy award nominee for her performance in Harry and she's the only person of color among this this year. Twenty acting nominees. The movie directed and Co Written by Casey Lemons tells the story of how Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and became a heroic. ROIC abolitionist when I spoke with a revox about playing tubman. I asked her how shooting in Virginia. During a cold autumn helped her get into character. It was sort of imperative for me to try and do as much as I possibly could as authentically as could do it so I opted out of the wetsuit opted out of any like extra extra warming things was doing the activities just because I didn't want to I don't want to feel comfortable really I I liked the uncomfortable of the of the work that I was doing. Because I felt like it made me I guess it gave me the space to be more connected to her connected to what what she may have gone through So that the reaction was genuine and felt real. So yeah I do. I do think it really helps in doing these. Actions to to be connected connected to the
"gerwig" Discussed on Your Last Meal With Rachel Belle
"Greta Gerwig Golden Globe. Winning Film Lady Bird is set in two thousand and two Sacramento so Greta wanted to get a bunch of popular music from that time. I'm to play in the film. I loved reading about all of the personal notes that you sent to the musicians whose music in the film Dave Matthews Atlanta's US more set and Justin Timberlake and I also wrote a letter to Like Johnny to Franco in Steve Sondheim and Stephen Sondheim. I don't call him Steve. I just issues that like as if he and I've never met him but yeah I mean I wrote all these letters to really like try to explain to them. What what the movie wise and explain why I wanted to use the music because You know they have to give approval obviously if of letting you use their songs and it was set in such a specific take time in place and I thought that the music could really help. Draw the audience into that. Did you get personalized letters back or did you get letters from their people. No I never. I forgot letters back. I just heard yes. They're fine with it. which is like all you really need? You just WanNa Justin timberlake signature. And he would not give that to you oh he he withheld hold it but I got to meet him so yeah I guess a meet him. a couple of weeks ago. It was very exciting and he obviously remembered that he gave me permission to use uses song and I said thank you very much in person. You wasn't coming over to sue. You know we were at the same event and I very darkly went up to him and said Mr Timberlake thank you. And he's called me Justin. Actually you might not have said that. That might have been just a thing. I'm I made up my. I think he's a coma just in my mind. He's a communist wiggs last meal read. His new film is in theaters. Now it's called little women. I saw it on Christmas. You should go see it to thanks to our guests. Molly you can watch her. Show girl meets farm on the Food Network and Victor and pick up her cookbook. It's called Molly on the range. And it's one of those rare cases where a cookbook has great recipes but it also oh has a sense of humor. This episode was originally produced by Aaron Mason and me and recently edited and made far less embarrassing by Laura Scott. Our theme music is by Prom Queen her album. The Midnight Vale is now available on Vinyl so you can buy a record or digital download searching Prom Queen on ban camp and of course if you have a quick moment we would love it if he would leave a review or just a quick five star rating on Apple podcasts or stitcher. You can follow along on instagram. I'm your last meal podcast. I'm Rachel Bell and this is your last is Neil her new film lady bird is it. Greta Gerwig Film Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig Film Lady Bird is her fantastic film lady bird. It's so weird so weird can give me that again. He said Berg. I I keep wanting to say lady bird. It's so hard Greta Gerwig Film Lady Eighty Lady Bird Lady Bird Greta Gerwig film lady bird Gerwig gear wig Gerwig the crazy. GERWIG Gert Gear Gerwig. Yeah okay stay for the end of the episode over here. Cut footage of Rachel's stroke..
"gerwig" Discussed on Your Last Meal With Rachel Belle
"Really flavorful full but I think the texture is a little bit more satisfying in the box. Cake I can. I can tell from the pictures on your blog. How moist it isn't isn't how densities and that? It looked so good like I got a little drool early in my mouth is looking at the camera. Yeah success because that's the thing with the box cakes they are always very fluffy so fluffy and it's almost like you're eating too much air when you're having a bite of it and this is just a way to get more in your mouth it was so you've major on sprinkles how do you make sprinkles all their easy. They just take a lot of time and a lot of space. It's essentially elite royal icing. So you just mix egg whites and powdered sugar than whatever food colorings you want and actually if you WANNA go full on all natural natural sprinkles. This is the best way to do it because you can buy all natural food coloring and then you color your egg white sugar mixture and then you you put it into a piping bag with teensy tiniest little piping tip and you pipe out will you could either do little lines. Lines are probably the easiest and then once they dry after a day you cut them up or if you have a lot of time on your hands or if you want to sit in front of the TV and pipe out. itsy-bitsy little dots. Lots you could do that. Is it worth making them or did you just do it because you like to make the effort to make everything from scratch. I mean if you like that type of thing. It's totally fun. It's relatively low maintenance for like what you're getting. I don't know I don't do that for most of the fun. Study cakes that I make take I will use store-bought sprinkles and I buy sprinkles in bulk these days but you know if you really want to go that extra mile. It's just it's fun to be able to say like oh I made these sprinkles are another thing you could do. I don't know how well this would work in fun fatty but a few years ago I made Cayenne sprinkles goals just added a little bit of a kick and you put those over chocolate ice cream and of course when something old becomes new again when something vintage becomes uh-huh modern. We often like to put new twists on it so I wanted to know what molly saw for the future of fun fatty you know. I think the future of fun unfed and don't steal this idea. Anybody listening is like different. Flavors of sprinkles incorporating may be Different spices into sprinkles and SORTA fusing the line between a sprinkle mix and a seasoning mix or like a sprinkle mix in a Duca and adding nuts in different flavor. CARDAMOM seeds may be Mike Sesame things like that. I think that's genius. I can totally see a Bagel with instead of the seeds on top having sesame seeds. Poppy seed flavored fun. feddie like a savory fund fatty on a Bagel. That'd be so good. Let's do it and so cute. Is there a way to have the base. Not Be the royal icing so it wouldn't be so sweet I don't know maybe like baking something like making almost. It's not cracker you know. My aunt has a freeze drier. Maybe we could just freeze dry. A bunch of stuff and see how it fun studies. I like okay. You said week is like I'm in a totally come over. And we're just going to pop on by I in his own party. Yes a savory and Fatty party I love that thank thank you so much for chatting with me about fun. This is so fun feddie thing. Yeah we're GONNA take a quick break when we come back more with Greta Gerwig so tell us about her. Recent I magical meeting with Justin Timberlake.
Michelle Williams is Engaged and Pregnant and the Timeline is Weird
"Michelle. Williams is pregnant and engaged to brand new guy who seemingly came out of nowhere. His his name is Thomas Kale and the two met while he directed her in Fossey Verdon. He's also known for being the director of Hamilton. This news broke on on people dot com on Monday which featured the couple posing and some. I'm in love photos alongside the news of their engagement and pregnancy and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah on the surface. Is this all sounds kind of like a painfully boring a listener getting married Blah Blah Blah. But actually it's not boring. It's super interesting. A and very very weird and possibly suspect first off. It's worth noting that Michelle and Thomas are allegedly still married to other people and they also allegedly just met each other a few months ago. This timing if true it feels very noah Baumbach. Greta Gerwig levels of like So so if you're wondering why they went with like the the flashy old school publicist coordinated in people dot com about their pregnancy and engagement. Well first first of all they snuck it in over the New Year's Eve holiday which is a slow news week and maybe they were hoping it wouldn't get that much coverage and secondly she's going to be on the red carpet but this Sunday for the Golden Globe so I'm guessing maybe they're trying to get ahead of the buzz around her. Having a a baby bump page six covered. This writing quote. Many media insiders raised their eyebrows on Monday evening when a cheery piece appeared on people magazine's website announcing the news that Michelle Williams is pregnant and engaged to the Hamilton director. Thomas Kale but the piece which features a family album worthy `Paparazzi shot of the happy pair conspicuously neglected to mention the fairly juicy fact that both Williams and Kale were in serious relationships with other people when they met just a few months ago page six later added quote. The Omission Lead tabloid veterans to speculate that Williams's camp slipped the exclusive to people on the condition that the weekly keep mum about the potentially embarrassing circumstances of their Happy Union and quote sidebar. I Love The phrase tabloid veteran. Can I be a tabloid veteran. I WanNa be a tabloid loyd veteran. Anyway so yeah it seems like they got together and you know they did kind of a tit for tat with people where they were like. Don't talk about how the timing is maybe shady the and maybe we liked cheated or something. Just post the happy pictures of us in Yay. We're all good anyway while most of the world was getting completely blackout drunk on New Year's Eve. These brave souls at my favorite gossip site Ono. They didn't restricting together. A detailed timeline of Michelle Williams's relationships throughout the past three years they summed up her kind of serial serial monogamy writing quote January twenty eighteen Williams dating possibly engaged to Andrew Use men July twenty eighteen williams. Mary's Aries Phil Elvira begins work on Fossey Verdon December second twenty eighteen. Thomas Kale attends the Kennedy Center honors with wife Angela Christian in March two thousand Nineteen Fossey Vert and wraps April twenty nineteen the Williams slash. elver separation is made public Kale attends the premiere of his show without his wife December. Two Thousand Nineteen Williams and Kale announce their engagement and pregnancy end quote. So there you have it Michelle. Williams is having her second child. Silence her kid. Mathilde is getting a little sibling congrats. Michelle and Thomas Kale. Who cares about the the timing and you know the other people whatever? It's all good happy for. Are you guys
'The Rise of Skywalker' Fuels Hearty Holiday Box Office
"Studio estimates on Sunday showed the rise of sky Walker brought in seventy two million over the weekend to remain the top earner well ahead of second placed you mind you the next level I director Greta Gerwig reimagining of the literary classic little women had a sixteen point five million dollar weekend at a five day hall of twenty nine million since it debuted on Christmas I heading into twenty twenty Daniel Loria of box office media told CNBC we probably won't see another record year at the movie theater because Disney doesn't have as much to offer as it did five sit still I should remain pretty consistence I don't think it's going to be a critical a bad year I think there's going to be an actual decline mostly because the Disney slate isn't a strong next year service this year so are you still expect the industry to hit that eleven billion mark that it's that it's had over the last several years one thing that's been interesting about this year is based on the Disney movies performed we saw Netflix release ten movie since September which is decline that defined the Oscar season and of course there's no box office no measurable box office from those and then all these middle movies through middle tier movies only a handful of them have been has are we gonna lose everything with the exception of the big box stores in the box office I certainly hope not especially for future trips to the movies right well would we really expect in the coming years is for these mid tier movies to perform better and better now you mention a great point about Netflix coming up with ten titles if you look at the titles that they're making they're not really the sort of big blockbuster hits that even if they had a big theatrical release I don't think they would have made a huge impact at the box office if we combine all of the Netflix releases of this year I think it would it be equivalent to around three hundred fifty million dollars that's roughly around three percent of the market of the domestic box office market so they could help yes but I don't think that the growth of the box office is dependent on Netflix movies hitting movie
"gerwig" Discussed on Relevant Podcast
"We had a really good time going to talk to Greta. gerwig about this movie will share a little about that conversation. I've been here also plan in New Year's game it's called GonNa take my horse to the old laying sign. We were going to be joined this time by A. Ah with Jesse what happened here. This is the second week in a row. This is not an accident. I T's up last week so a few so coming now. In on January seven is a new book by Cory Asbury a wreck love and he of course is a songwriter of reckless glove. He sort of been on a sabbatical this year. But we talked. We talked a few weeks ago about his book. And it's it's a devotional it's very good and so we're we're doing. I'm doing an interview about the book. But we start joking around and we are having a lot of fun because as listeners know he has sparked a lot of dialogue on this conversation about casual azules dining and the perks of casual dining restaurants. He is the holder of a chick-fil-a black card so low so just for a little context and he was playing a chick-fil-a corporate event and instead of an honorarium instead of taking payment for this he told me that he asked the good folks at chick-fil-a corporate the headquarters if he could have chick-fil-a black card which would entitle him to have free Chick-fil-a for for life. All you do is show this car to get as much much chick-fil-a as you want. We start talking about that on on our podcast. In how the you know the dream scenario for US would be to get or a Chili's lease a quivalent of that guard. The good folks at Chili's heard this and delivered to not only Chandler got some Chili Swag but he also so has what color is your card Chandler. It's red red native metal right. Yeah yeah yeah extremely rare talent. It'll it could be a one of what it could be gory. I've talked about his book. And I I bring up the CHICK-FIL-A card and how you know it's helped us here the the chilies car for Chandler. And he told me about the drama between him and Chick-fil-a and how they changed the basically the what he was entitled to with his Blackheart. And it's it was a game changer. Somehow I don't know if I'm supposed to say this or not but this inquiry on today somehow AAA has gotten involved in this and show polay is courting him with free food to try to be an exclusive club holder for them so anyway. Doing the interview Corey and my Corey. Why don't you come on and we'll go hosts the show with with me and Hakko whole episode this morning I got an email from him and he has strep throat last week? We're SOSA prompts. On the Friday show he got sick. Had to text me last minute. Corey said he was willing to power through if we really needed him to. But I told them protect those pipes. My man protect those pipes is important. They are too important to churches around the country on Sunday mornings. We need those pipes crank out some more worship tunes for us. So Corey is is will not be joining US unfortunately but in the game that we're playing that he was that we wrote with the intention of plane there is sort of a hat tip to tyler. There's there there is it. Okay we're GONNA keep the hat tip but it's not gonNa make a lot of sense without that context so we're just going to but you know what there's the inaudible like I said we're not even starting on the rails today this all that I'm not bothering trying to make sense out of it. There's a game. It's it's going to involve part of Corey Story. You and instead of Corey. I suppose a listener. One of our listeners is going to be calling it instead and try to help for that. And they're GONNA have to hope for the best hope I have. Let's say an unusual amount of knowledge about fast casual dining chains. I would be surprised. Never AH listen between between the Popeye's chicken sandwich and you know get named dropped in county. It's been it's been a big big year for fast casual tiny we all about cash. Then I think we thought we were going to at the outset of twenty nineteen on my if we thought we were going to or then. We even want it to Tom. It'll be it's going to be a good we got it we got Greta gerwig coming up. We have the game coming up. Hollis coming up but CAN I. Can I talk to you as real quick before I don't want to Belabor this because we have so much content to get you and you had a really great conversation with Greta a growing tyler. I know we WANNA play pretty much in its entirety because it actually took place out of her pretty special location right. Yeah we we can get into that now but they but they were. The Studio is nice enough to fly me up to is in Concord Massachusetts which is where a little women obviously upset about the book and the movie and we had the conversation. Louisa Louisa May alcott's old home her like it's called the Orchid House now than where she was raised us where she wrote little women. It's where she set little women in her mind and it's where I interviewed a girl so lots of history between a famed interviewer talking to a beloved filmmaker through a classic novel. Really no end to Just how much history has been made in this household but you had a spoiler cows. You wrote a note here to ask you about something. I'm just going to let you go for a jet. What would it sounds like Christmas.
Sam Mendes explains why he made the World War I epic '1917' — and chose to present it as one long take
"The upcoming film. Nineteen seventeen is an ambitious World War One drama co written and directed by Sam men. Does he made the Oscar winning American beauty to pull off his idea for how to shoot it. He turned famed cinematographer. Roger Deakins for nineteen eighteen seventeen deacons and Mendez. Set out to do something really difficult which was filmed the movie. As if it's all one continuous shot Mendez has back on theater which made shooting nineteen seventeen as one shot a little bit easier. I feel like I use a lot of my muscles when it came to staging individual scenes for example particularly in compressed spaces in the trenches and dugouts rooms. And what have you so there are similarities. The differences however that the landscape escape is constantly moving and the cameras constantly. Moving your orders to get to the second. A quasi would one mile. Southeast of the town of ACOUST- Mackenzie. It is a direct order to call off tomorrow morning's attack if you don't it will be it's about two people most of the time and in a vast landscape and tried to justice not only to their emotional journey but to the huge panorama of destruction that they're moving through and I'm trying to let the movie breathe in and breathe out whereas stage. You kind of just always breathing in when you look at playback Roger and you're checking to see of a shot works. How do you make sure that the shot itself works that you're getting what you need cinematic Louis and that you're getting performance and how do you? How are you score a certain scene to make sure that both are at the level that you're happy with I mean I don't WanNa fill much playback much I mean I was watching play back on this quite quite a bit but it was very different because the shots were worked out very well in advance the takes we were looking back? There were a small things to finesse. Maybe with the camera or something we might discuss about the relationship before the access to the camera the actors were to lined up we'll subjects. Yeah but interestingly when we've got it we almost never would watch playback. We just came out of our respective horsebox as which were often and miles away from where the action ended up. Because these people were the lads were traveling Hoffa mine in one shot and we look at each other and say yeah that's and I remember talking to the producer. Marc Abraham who made children of men and there are a lot of long takes in that film and he would tell me about calling the studio same studio universal and they'd say what he got for us today and he's like we don't have have anything we didn't get a shot so when you have a tough day what are the results and are there some days for whatever reason whether something else where you don't don't get a shot but you know that you're moving forward. Yes they will not. Today's we didn't get a shows but the great stroke of genius was was that Roger had the courage to say this and if we know in cloud we all going to be able to shoot saying most suicidal and genius actually mean gene. Sunlight was your worst enemy. Because then you can't match the sun comes out once in the film and that's the last shot the film where I wanted to come out. He arranged it cost him a a lot of money. But the the We told the studio and the first production meeting and to their immense credit. They did go a bit Pale but they didn't freak out and they trusted us that we were going to get it in the end and we were lucky with with with the weather having said that we also the hell out of it for months and months and months and we work very very hard and there were days which were extremely frustrating but they would generally forgotten immediately because you get the show and then you move on and you'll so thrilled exhilarate took got it. We're talking with SAM. Mendes Roger Deakins about their film nineteen seventeen. I saw the film last night and I was sitting next woman who for the majority of the film was in a fetal position. But the fact that this woman was viscerally fearful as if she was in a horror movie to me kind of spoke to the way I I am mentioned. You hope the film work's the key is that you don't want to feel as an audience manipulated so an that is tricky because you you aware that this is a real historic event and there's a certain amount of respect that needs to be paid for the people who lived through it and it's not an entertainment but at the same time you want people to fit fearing and Tara an adrenaline is exactly what they lived through long periods of boredom awaiting and then short bursts of Sotero. I think that the one show helps with that because I think you feel in a weird way pull-in claustrophobic that you know you begin to feel even if you don't intellectually understand that you've been to feel there is no way out Roger. Let me ask you this last question. And there've been a lot of films about World War Two and I think part of what your film gets at is that thousands of people died over hundreds of yards at the carnage in relation to the geography was incalculable. And if people are thinking about what happened during World War One and what might you hope they appreciate about this war that maybe they didn't fully understand now. I grew up in south of England in Devon on all the little villages and towns in Devin even have a monument in the center on the village. Green Ano- one in particular is got twenty five names on it. It's got six names games all the surnames. The same is got another five or the surnames. The same old. Those kids came from the same family. This is a little rural village in Devon and that's all over the country and it's so sad that those sacrifices have forgotten. I'm sorry again a bit emotional. It's I was brought up up seeing that and I always wondered what happened and I've been so interested in studying both the wars because of that I think think this film if it if it brings back some memory and some interest in it again. But it's I'm I gotTa say if we show what was really in some of the photographs that we saw in references. The wouldn't be anybody in the audience after five minutes. I mean it was
Director Greta Gerwig on 'Little Women' and Louisa May Alcott
"Start with a new film that opens this Christmas Day. It's an adaptation of Louisa May alcott novel Little Women and it is a lovely little gift of a movie yourself theory someday. So you'll need me. You'll wish you have behaved better. Thank you so much for your employment and your many kindnesses I intend to make my own way in the world. No no one makes their own way. Not really we civil woman. You'll need to marry. Well you are not married. Because I'm rich wjr. The film is from writer director. Greta GERWIG stars. Sir Sha Ronin. She played the lead in Greenwich Direct. To`real debut lady bird and the rest of the march sisters are played played by Emma Watson Elisa scanlon and Florence pugh Laura dern plays their mom and Meryl Streep is they're wealthy aunt March gerwig has been thinking about little the women for a very long time well before she even found out that producer Amy Pascal was developing a new adaptation of the novel. Here's Greta Gerwig little women and has been a book that I have loved my whole life in a very deep way to the point. Where my memories? And the memories of the March sisters were intertwined in that way that I think books of your youth can means something even beyond being books because th- they they're the they become part of your family I think that's that's the magic of Reading when you're a child is the the distinction between fiction and reality is thin for you or it. It was for me anyway But I hadn't read it since I was about fourteen or fifteen and then I read it in my early thirties when I turned thirty and I All this stuff came out at me in the book that I it not. When I was a child I can passion get so savage could hurt anyone and I enjoyed it? You remind me of myself never angry. I'm angry nearly every damn I li- reading as an adult. I heard all of these different things. I saw it as much touch spike easier and sadder and stranger and almost more triumphant in a certain way and also just is this kind of being aware of an author was another layer of it for me that Joe both wants to be an author but then Louisa as author and so even though Joe March march by the end of the book says she stops her ink well and stops writing and gets married and has children opens a school Louisa though wrote and she wrote that book and we know what. Because there's the book you know. I just sort of had an idol saw about well if I made this. I'd want to center center on this. I'd WanNa Center on all these themes that I felt I hadn't really seen yet about it which was ambition and money money and women an art and I heard in passing my agent said at a dinner. Oh they're interested making little women again again and I was like what I have to go. I have to talk to them. I have an idea and I hadn't made anything at that point. But he got me a meaning and I I went and I talked talk to them and I told them some version of what I wanted to do and And I said I want to direct it and they wanNA write in Iraq and I hadn't had nothing to really show that I could do that so but they very luckily hired me to write it. And then I wrote my draft in in two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen and then I went away and I may lady bird and then by the time I was finishing that up they said well what what do you think about making little women and I thought I said well I knew you'd ask. I'm ready but it was a it was one one of those for two. It's turns events. I want to ask about that perspective that you had a reading the book as an adult versus as a young woman woman sure and the perspective you have as somebody who is a creative person gas writing movies and making movies because so much of the movie and certainly in the book as well is about the challenges of being a creative person and how you value your own art how you compromise with people who are financing it and how you find your voice even in those parameters that's right now there's a you you picked up all the cards I put down. No it's a it's funny. It's that the opening scene between Joe March and her publisher Mr Dash would which the majority of it is actually word for word from the book when she says took care to have a few of my sinners repent and he says people want to be amused not preach that morals. Don't sell nowadays. That could be me talking to a studio head about something. I WANNA do But it was. It was all there for me to be discovered. I didn't invent it like like I said that. That scene is a scene from the book but it felt too so relevant to right now and then beyond that when when I was researching Louisa Mail Cart and it became clear that that who Lewis male caught was was equally the subjects that I was interested in and then you learn about her life. Is You know unlike Joe. She never got married. She never had children and but she kept writing and she did keep her copyright copyright of little women which is a you know huge thing that she did and I mean there are so many things about her life and what she did. It felt eerily familiar and I think even even in the fact that Her publisher sure and even herself but her publisher truly didn't know what a hit he had. And I find that happens all the time that there's a constant underestimating of audiences that are not the same audience of the people who are in charge of publishing or whatever that may be the the first half of little win because it is really to books as written ends so group. The curtain falls upon big. Joe Beth and amy whether it ever arises again depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama called little women death. It's almost like she's saying I've got a a sequel but I hope people by the I know she's She's a business lady no she and and and it it. It's worth saying that the the initial printing sold out in two weeks and it has not been out of print for one hundred fifty years in one thousand nine hundred four. There was a story. Little women leads poll novel level rated ahead of Bible for influence on high school pupils. Yeah that's nice. I mean I mean it's just nice for her and it raises his other question like what people take away from the book because you can interpret it in very different ways. I'm going to give you two prominent women who have thoughts. That's about it. The first is Gloria Steinem. WHO said in Nineteen ninety-two? Where else could we read about an all female group who discussed work art and all the great questions or found girls who wanted to be women and not vice versa? Oh that's beautiful found girls that wanted to be women not the versa. And here's the author meal Paalea who says the whole thing is like a horror movie. I know I think if you have an idea in your head of the it can be of little women. It's usually from the first book. It's the kind of Christmas to Christmas structure. And the you know the second half of the book Louis Male jokes. She should've called the wedding marches. Because they all got married and truly British version is called good wise exactly zoo you know. It was in this to book structure which is part of why I is structured the film I did starting with them as adults Because I wanted to start with the second half but I also think there's two books embedded in it because if you you just read the book on its face value with this. Kind of pre Victorian morality of Domesticity in virtue tied to femininity communitty. And all of these kind of tidy bows put on each chapter. Then I think you miss what's really roiling roiling underneath and if you read it that way of course Camille Paglia is completely right. It is something that would be a horror show if that is all you're seeing but I'd the way I look at it is if you can take the ending of the book where she felt she must marry Joe off to someone because that's what the readers demanded and she made this economic decision. That's what she would do Because she had so books then if you if you read everything through the Lens of will she had to make it all kind of tidy for the time time then if you take away the tidiness what's left is a whole bunch of am Bishen and mess and anger and lust and craziness and things things that don't fit neatly into any box. And so what I wanted to do was not update the text. The text doesn't need updating. I wanted to take away the constraints constraints of the time in some ways. Because that's what was interesting to me and even in those constraints. Louisa really did do her best to try. I to imagine what what would in a gala -tarian marriage look like. What would something that was? Not Essentially INDENTURED SERVITUDE BE As a marriage and I feel that you know Gloria Steinem being one of them with a Simone Tip Avar Patti Smith Orlando Toronto or J. K. Rowling rallying. There's a long list of women for whom this book meant very specific freedom an ambition and what I wanted to do was make a film film that was in the tradition of why that inspired them. Because it's there's gotta be a reason more than she got married to Professor Bear Sogo to see you. Thanks for coming as really
"gerwig" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Moving through the World Greta Gerwig thank you so much Greta Gerwig wrote and directed little women which comes out on Christmas Day. This is the New Yorker Radio Hour. Stick around with a gun on and This is the New Yorker Radio Hour. I'm David Ramnik if you've seen the movie the Irishman you're familiar with the character of Chuckie. O'Brien the young assistant assistant and friend to Jimmy. HOFFA almost HOFFA's surrogate son in the film. It's O'Brien who betrays HOFFA playing a crucial role in his disappearance and presumed murderer. A new book about Chuckie. O'Brien has just come out. But it's not exactly the mob thriller you might guess. It's by a prominent legal scholar named Jack Goldsmith so pause and not for a second. Goldsmith is a professor at Harvard with books on International Law and regulation of the Internet. He ran the the office of Legal Counsel for a time under George W Bush. Goldsmith is often called on to discuss legal theories of executive privilege which is very much a subject of the day. But the story of Chuckie. O'Brien seems like a different kind of business altogether. But Jack Goldsmith comes to it from a very specific and personal angle. He was O'Brien Stepson. His new book is called. INHOFE is shadow and staff writer. Isaac Charter sat down to talk with them about it. Jack thanks for joining us. Thank you so much for having me. I want to start with with your stepfather. How did he come to know Jimmy Hoffa and how did he come to be your stepfather? He came to know Jimmy Hoffa when he was nine years old. His mother came from a crime family in Kansas City. His Dad left when he was seven and Hoffa for whatever reason took a huge shine to him and they were so close. That people thought chucky was Hoffa's illegitimate son did have involving opinion of him or was he pretty consistently in your mind signed Loyal towards him and fond of him. Yeah no no he was extremely closed. I mean intimately close for literally twenty five years they spent evenings together. We can together. Chucky did all of his errands forum And Hof is I said looked opera CECCHI. They did have a falling out about six months before the disappearance and this is one of the reasons why suspicion came on jockey. The reason for the falling out was in part because chucky realized he didn't have a future in the teamsters union to top ahead no power in the teamsters union but mostly because my mother came into chunkys life they fell in love and wanted to get married and that meant he had to leave. HOFFA and Hoffa was not happy about that. So yeah talk a little bit about your feelings towards checky sure. I was twelve years old when he entered my life. I had a father and a stepfather. Neither of whom were very good fathers. I wasn't number close to either one of them and very suddenly at age twelve or had this new stepfather and he was an extraordinary father. I loved him deeply. My mom I'm was suffering from mental and physical health issues and chucky before and after the HOFFA disappearance. He came into my life about six months before the Hoffa disappearance just showed me extraordinary ordinary love and attention and gave us a stability and Really just helped us to get through some very very difficult times even though he was himself going through very difficult time so I actually changed my name. which was Jack? Goldsmith to Jack. O'Brien when I was thirteen and I just adored him for my teenagers. You right of Chucky. In the book that it quote Chucky inhabits a different linguistic and conceptual universe than I. What did you mean by that? I meant a lot of things that first of all I mean his his nickname for for me. When I was a young man was educated idiot and that kind of captures the differences between us? He viewed me as having lots of book learning which I do and lots. It's of degrees which I do. He got his degree on the street as he said he's not an intellectual he's not widely read. He's very smart. He's very insightful. He he also we have different conceptions towards truth. I think it's fair to say in writing. This book in my main concern is to try to figure out the truth the truth of chunkys involvement Allman Hoffa disappearance which. He's always been accused of the truth of what happened to Hoffa and basically punctured the layers of misinformation that have surrounded the hoffa disappearance for forty four for years chucky on the other hand while he was trying very hard to help me figure out the truth he had a different truth and that was the truth of America the code of silence so so he really struggled a lot with what he could tell me how he could tell me. He wanted to try to help me. He told me a lot of things but they also held a lot back. One of the themes of the Irishman Robert De Niro character. Who in the film is responsible for? HOFFA's death it portrays. His daughter in the film as looking at him suspiciously officiously realizing he's up to no good realizing he surrounded by mob figures. Did you ever have that sense that maybe there was something not quite right and did that ever not you So I agree with your take on that part of the movie I thought it was very powerful and the answer is no. I had something of the opposite reaction when I was a teenager. I knew a bunch of mobsters. I mean I. We hung around with them. Anthony Jack Lonny and Anthony Provenzano too high level mob guys New Jersey in Detroit who were also in the film. These were my uncles. Tony and we used to hang out with them and I was completely under trekkies worldview and what that that meant was I was kind of thought the government was full of it and cutting corners and saying things that weren't true Mike Experience of these mobsters who were described in FBI reports. I later read as terribly. Violent people was that they were fine. upstanding gentlemen they were nice to me. They were well dressed. It lived in Nice homes and and they treated me well and they were part of my family you know. I read the newspapers but I kind of discounted it and I had a convenient worldview that was basically chunkys worldview It wasn't until I got to college and got some distance from it. SORTA reading books. The he about it that I came to understand the truth. Do you think accuracy matters Adar's for a film like this number one and two. What did you think of the movie apart from its potential issues with the truth? I think the accuracy courtesy of the story matters to me personally for one very important reason. The book on which the movie is based and the movie put my Stepfather Chucky in the car picking up often and taking him to his death bad chuck. Yes our emily right. Jimmy I was waiting for you. I was the two o'clock you're supposed to show up. Sorry but McGee's he decided to come. You're comfortable here. You don't WanNa come at the house McGee's in Detroit. Yes he decided to come. Oh Yeah you came to help straighten this all up okay and this is just simply not true and the FBI doesn't think it's true anymore. They thought this this is the original theory in the nineteen seventies. Bundy's that chuck you Picked up off and took him to his death every story. That's been told about the disappearance for forty. Four years has been some version of Chucky. Picking up off. And it's just not not true I show in my book that it's not true the FBI currently believes it's not true. They've got evidence to think that it was an entirely different operational together so so it matters because it portrays someone delivering essentially as father to his death and it says simply false and Chucky live with the stain of this for forty four years now and this is kind of the a final indignity so I understand art and it's as basic point is. He's not really sure it's true. But it's the drama of this guy torn between the mob and his friend and I get all of that but by tying it to a real story and tagging someone with responsibility. WHO's still alive? That's what matters to me. You listen to a lot of tapes made by the FBI of your stepfather and Hoffa. What did you learn about both of them from listening one one of the themes of the book I should say is kind of this idea of hearing people in a format where they don't expect to be heard and what we can learn about another human human being that way? What what did you come away with? This is one of the most Extraordinary upsetting things. I stumbled across and writing this book. So starting in the late fifties the the Justice Department began to place bugs in mob headquarters in mob offices. This was all clearly illegal and it was indiscriminate and they basically just just listened in on every aspect of these lives chucky. His Mom Anthony. Jack alumnae and Josephine Hoffa and they were all very tight a lot of infidelity a lot of law breaking a lot of backstabbing a lot of alcoholism mental health issues and it was all in there and the FBI be. I was just listening in illegally for years and I think it's a very powerful story and kind of a cautionary lesson for today. I mean I think we're in a much better situation today than we were in the fifties and sixties in terms of legal regulation of surveillance checks and balances inside and outside the government in terms surveillance. But there are still human beings involves all still exercising judgment and we saw this in the report basically. The I G was scathing in his criticism of the way the people people in the FBI. Winter about finding factual support for the Carter page application. Carter page was a trump campaign advisor of sorts use. The trump campaign advisory had lots of contacts with Russia and he was one of the early suspects in from the FBI in thinking that he may have been involved with the Russians and some some kind of campaign related to the election. Let me stop you there and just give a little background for people can. Can you just explain a little bit. What the Inspector General's report was tasked with looking at right Ah The inspector general tasked with looking at the Opening of the investigation into the trump campaign trump campaign officials in two thousand in sixteen with special attention to the controversial FIS application for Carter page which basically allowed the government to engage in electronic surveillance. Lots of Carter page so on Monday after the release of the report William Bar the attorney general came out with a statement saying quote. The Inspector General's report now makes at the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that in my view were insufficient to justify the steps taken so look attorney. General General Baard gave it an interpretation. That was kind of a tendentious..
The Politics Behind The Golden Globe Awards
"Welcome to the frame. I'm Steven Cuevas filling in for John Horn. But we're about to hear from John On. He's covered the movie industry for more than two decades as a print reporter and so we figured he's the best person to explain the significance or lack thereof of the Golden Globe awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced the nominees for its annual awards which take place in early January but rather than detail the usual inexplicable explicable nominee choices and snubs. We thought we talk about the relationship between movie fans the Globes and the entertainment industry. I John tells us who makes up the association. What's important to me about the Golden Globes and about some other kind of minor film? Awards is that this is not a representative presentative body. They're about ninety journalists. And if you go on the website for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association you can no longer even find their names teams or where they work. It's a very small group of people and they have undue influence because the movie studios have figured out that if they wou- the voters for the Golden Globes and they're filmmakers win awards at the Golden Globes it kind of create some sort of momentum for the Academy Awards but none none of it is very legitimate and H. MPA has cleaned itself up. It's not a scandal ridden as it has been in years past but this isn't an elite group of film writers or film critics that are making these selections and if you look closely at the selections not just this year but but in past years the fact that they are really that serious ask kind of film. Lovers starts to reveal itself pretty quickly. How so? Well let's talk about a couple of past nominations twenty thirteen. There were three nominations for a movie. I bet you you've never heard of salmon. Fishing in the Yemen amend that was a Golden Globe Walker. If you go back nine years to twenty ten there was a movie with Johnny. Depp called the tourists that was largely largely derided that ended up getting multiple nominations at the Golden Globes. And I think if you look closely at some of the selections this year it's clear it's it's driven by the red carpet like who do they wanna have on the red carpet you look in the TV category. There are multiple nominations for the morning. Show a apple all series. That didn't get great reviews because Jennifer Aniston is coming reese witherspoon is coming as nominees and then you look at Ava d'auvergne as when they see us. One of the most critically acclaimed TV series of the past year didn't get any nominations so it's important for the NBC. Show to have that star Klaus so there's eyeball so so people watch. I think that's part of the bias historically for the Golden Globes that you can say it judging between good filmmaker and a less name they generally are going to vote for the last name and they also have some historical by sees you know that are shared by the Academy in the seventy seven year history of the Globes. Only five women have ever been nominated for best director and this year. There are lots of really good female filmmakers that were up Greta Gerwig for little women. Olivia Wilde for book. SMART Hurrell for honey. Boy Marielle Heller for Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. Not One of them got nominated so golden gloves has a pretty poor history when it comes to nominate women the Golden Globes has made some the effort to try to rehabilitate this reputation. What has it done? It's made sure that people who are members actually have legitimate emmett credits. As journalists there been some reports of. I guess you could call it. Bribery or expensive gifts in the past. I think they've tried I to eliminate all of that so again they have cleaned up their act. But there's only so much legitimacy you can bring to yourself when you're only ninety journalists writing for publications that if we had the names I guarantee you you've probably never heard of them and yet the industry I I guess mostly plays along and an actor or director or studio can use success at the Globes as part of their campaign going into Bosco Bosko season one hundred percent and I think that is one of the most interesting parts of the story. Everybody in Hollywood knows in their soul that at the Golden Globes are really not totally legitimate and yet the studios independent companies and marketing departments. Embrace raise them because they recognize. There's a game to be played and the game is. We're going to court the Golden Globe voters we're going to have screenings and QNA's for them and and if we get a nomination are actor or filmmaker is going to be on their awards show and people are going to start talking about the film and one thing gets the other but they do know that really. It's not totally legit but it serves their purposes academy award. Campaigning is a multi title million dollar business. There are people who work as campaign consultant who get hundreds of thousands of dollars for getting nominations or Oscar wins wins. There is a huge business behind all of this and in some ways it might drive ticket sales or people to stream movies so it's driven by finance finance is driven by trying to get eyeballs on the movies but it's all kind of a hustle so John I've never covered the entertainment industry that closely so so like a lot of people in the public eye really always just saw the Golden Globe awards as the first among that more high profile award shows to spotlight the top films of the year. Going into Oscar seasons am I am I off on that. Were not technically off. I mean because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Asian nominates into different categories for most of the major film awards they cast a wider net. So just mathematically. They're bound to include lewd a lot of movies. That end up getting nominated. I wouldn't say they're that much of a bellwether but because they're embracing so many movies. They have a a mathematical chance of getting most of those things right. John Horn out in New York. John Thanks for joining us to talk about the Golden Globes. We'll see when you get back. Thanks for sitting. In
"On the Bubble" Oscar Contenders
"Oscar season is getting a little narrow. They're just eighty two days between now and the Ninety Second Annual Academy Awards. Amanda how are you feeling about that. It's feeling very close. All of a sudden it's getting tight where the time went given the shortened season and we need to talk about some on the bubble double Oscar contenders. Are you ready to do that. Okay let's go to the big picture big picture in the big picture. Do you know what I mean. Okay Amanda on Friday. The Oscars announced their producers there to women who. I'm not terribly familiar with. We're going to talk about them very briefly there Stephanie Allen and Lynette Hal Taylor. They both worked in film and television over the years. They are unseen that award show production but they have a lot of experience in the field of managing talent. What do we think about the the addition Asian of these two women? Well managing talent is a major part of the actual awards show and also everything leading up to it if you conceive of the academy and the Oscars is just a bunch of egos in a room. People who have experienced that are worthwhile. I think it's also possibly to the Oscars benefit to have people who aren't Kinda in the machine. I mean yeah giving a fresh look. That was my reaction as well. First timers sometimes can be perilous but sometimes can bring something fresh. They'll have a couple of decisions in front of them particularly some things we've talked about in in the past whether there should be a host how long the show should be the way that the show is paced where musical performances go. How many montages? There are a lot of different things that go into making and constructing constructing an Oscars telecast will keep a very close watch on that and inside of that telecast. Maybe there will be some of these movies. We're GONNA talk about here. Maybe not the first movie we're GonNa talk about about opened on Friday. It's called four versus Ferrari. It had a very solid box office performance over the weekend made thirty one million dollars in America now. I don't want us to lose our heads about that because that actually if you look back at say this time last year fantastic beasts to open to about sixty eight million dollars And this time the year before. That movies like Thor Ragnarok dominating at the box office this is a significant step down even though thirty one million dollars ours is considered a success. Do you think it's box office is related at all to. It's award season strength. I think it has to be because we had talked a bit about Ford versus Ferrari in the sense of. It's coming a bit later in Oscar season and the reason that is on the bubble is because we have been talking about these news for a while. And I think you and I and in many Oscar prognosticators sense of not who the locks are kind of the front runners and there is not as much room room the closer you get to in a shortened aboard season as you as you mentioned for new big movies to elbow their way and so I think anything helps oops doing well at the box office especially. It's like a proportionate success it's a movie for adults and adults went to see it and it made like a solid amount of money and it seems like it's not going to be a disaster. Mr and everyone walked out and was like hey great movie remember when they made movies with movie stars so I think that it couldn't have gotten a best picture nominee money without this success. If it had bombed it would have been difficult for it to pull up. Yeah I'm curious. I'm really curious about this. I honestly have no idea. It does seem like it's doing doing well with older viewers and and as we know the academy for all of its efforts is older. It's mature immature group of voter. I truly maybe not in their decision making but just the linear chronology and the other thing about it is that it's very male the academies the academy Um you still sixty eight percent men and this is a movie about men and dying masculinity and it's not an assault on that idea. It's nostalgic check about that idea and so I can certainly see a world in which is an automated. It's funny that you characterize it the way you did because I agree with you that it has been kind of lagging behind the marriage. Stories reason the parasites and the once upon a time in Hollywood's in the Irishman's the sort of like Laki seeming movies that we've been talking about a lot but I feel like a movie like little women which the public is not gonna see for another another about six weeks somehow has more momentum than a movie like Ford Versus Ferrari even though it premiered back in telluride and this is a little bit about the bubble of love film discourse as well as the people who are tracking. This are allowed more excited about gut movie written directed by Greta. Gerwig starring Florence View and search Ronin and Timothy Charlemagne and a lot of internet younger friendly names and I think there is also the little women is geared towards women and there are a lot of women excited for this because we don't get that many movies which were going to have to talk more about in this episode later on and I'm really upset but I kind of think that because Ford is like the stately. Traditional almost throwback type of Oscar movie. It's not no one is advocating vacating for it seems in
Viola Davis, Richard Starkey and Steve McQueen discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
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"gerwig" Discussed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review
"Do the in the middle thing so i mean i'm always in about you mark this is about i'm always nobody knowing my anyway i would always been awesome because i because the whole idea of being the whole idea of being trapped in the thing just just makes just because may complete hana's like i said it's not about you so this is about allison and solo people being able to sit wherever they want so i think they are able to sit they want do you think we gave full impression i didn't think we did i if going to the cinema or on your own is one of life's great joys just being given the thumbs up why my bit up what the turn arou sarah's adjusting the cameras just in the cameras she's standing behind me how my supposed to thumbs up came in you saw it coming through the door in the show for years i've never had the thumbs up sarah being on the show five minutes and she gets a peak i'm being the film's down now sarah is wearing a goes on mona's she's not wearing kimono she's wearing a gills cc's which says sarah sigourney weaver the teaches a really big really big thing now goes on top is it could go on top soco's and t's and and it's names of names of female filmmakers and says the first one i was greta gerwig no not true the first one i ever saw was andrea ronald and somebody was going up the nature in the with just to teasha what you said andrea arnold which i was strangely random thing but actually it's now it's it's a big thing that was strange moment i've never been given a thumbs up before it was just it wasn't for me as you really not know she was ending behind you know a new someone to come in but i was just carrying on like a professional then next time i look up her thumbs up for everything that i've done so far from my broadcasting career whatever no apparently not it's too late now way way too late anyway just just this now gives me up every time ago passed just doing great.
"gerwig" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"Also busy phillips is upset after vigo were live tweets get greta gerwig watching feel pretty okay just so i know what we found out this morning even more shocking from jacob is that the girl who live tweeted which will reveal the tweets she's the same girl who came up with the conspiracy theory that liam show is illiterate is literate her name is jay hunt jazz podcast so i automatically have respect for her and her tweets even though the to mean change i felt about this story but it's just gave it a little bit more gravitas gravitas yes busy phillips has started an important conversation about privacy okay that part's not true now movie got we're lied tweeted greta gerwig watching i feel pretty on wednesday afternoon twitter user hey giant the person who started the conspiracy maybe that is true about the illiterate shared with followers the oscar nominated writer and director greta gerwig sat down in front of them at the movie theater quote i'm gonna movie theater back to see i feel pretty and greta gerwig just walked in and sat down in front of me the tweet reads the twitter user jay hunt then went on to live tweet gerwig reaction to the movie quote she just loud the pointed out a plot hole and someone shushed her one tweet reads while another one says that gerwig quote full you met the quietest movie of the climax of the movie at the quietest moment of the climax of the movie quote this movie is incomprehensible she said okay grow there's all these tweets basically after eating the tweets gerwig pal and i feel pretty star phillips busy phillips react on her instagram story so busy saw these live tweets greta gerwig her friend like being so obnoxious in the movie and sang like that things about her me and she said guy so you see this woman that live tweeted greta watching.
"gerwig" Discussed on The Takeaway
"When i was right there yeah you know i read the beautiful beautiful screenplay by greta gerwig when i read it of course i could identify with the headbutting going on between the mother and the daughter but but also she had such moments of tenderness in there you know little tiny shared things of whether they're having a christmas morning together or they're going to look at houses on the market together she very delicately laid in these moments to to show us you know that their relationship that we're seeing right now which is really at odds was not always like that in will not always be like that this is just the moment that we're seeing them i wish that you liked me of course i love you do you like me i want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be what if this is the best version exasperated rocky contentious but they always do get back to that to that place of love in that family i hate to say it but like the connors no no material advantages at all except a lot of love holding them together yeah and because you sense that that's at the root of it then you can say dreadful things to each other but know that the heart is there and the concern in the care for each other's there talk about roseanne just for one moment laurie metcalf not about the show itself but about this moment in this country you are helping to star on a show that is about this contentious american moment where do you think we're at right now in this country and what is the roseanne experienced said to you about the way people including the president himself reacted to it.