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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.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Sh I feel like Ali Negates. No. Women. Cornell. That's that's written too long ago. Younger would could. While what fun sentenced to set? Your rate I'll give you that I don't know that it's gay. I'm just really assuming that it's not I. Don't think it is not. There's nothing in my member that's jumping out and I just like. Greta Gerwig go. GIRLY GAY IT UP? That's so fun. But is fun tonight shared? They've never told anybody that that is not going to want that. I've been hesitant sources Never told anyone that my whole life I know what you mean. Though it's like I feel like I spent my entire youth watching love stories between men and women, and it's just like when when that's the. Selling point I'm like I. Fucking seen it like. Dive better need to see again. I know that's where my head ends up at. With those. Yeah, that's exactly how I feel and I just felt like you. You know I watched those in periods of my life. I like didn't realize it was like. What's the point is like who who likes this? Bag. So. I feel like now offensive. More man-hating sounds it's more a matter of me like resonating with it. And just yeah, just like Ben's getting offended but..
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Me. Her Story? Genius. Help. Just By. Funny and my body yet. Wall. Talking boss. I wished. Look at see your face because this. Isn't GonNa like. telegraph wealth to this audio medium, but like I was listening to the you sent me the song good life today. I was listening to it. It's very good. Life, but I could tell I could picture you making exactly the facie for making listening to it. listening that's longer just like I know I knew exactly what you looked like when you listen to this. She's. Like she's just like it's just like the. I'm really feeling like either. fucking music. Soga yeah his making. Sammy Ray. The way that I found out about her, actually was My coworker I share music and my co worker sent me like my horoscope playlist, and then also her OROSCO playlets. Modify and I was like Oh. You're really out. Here's the same may be said. Well called Leah this'll be your jam. And then she was like looking at a other like other artists people that also listen to on. Page in Samya was on there. She knew of Sammy and was like Oh i. think you like same your way. Yup. Now. Be Several. I felt really stupid that we didn't mention her. Last week. We were recommending black creators to pay to listen to like. She's amazing and. We've talked about are a lot already, but like listen be said well like jets like as stat. Standard message of the POT has. Money as an artist in listened to be steady, well, yeah. Obviously obviously. I opened my time. Can Choke on IT I. Yield my time for what is the fuck you? Wouldn't. On overtime time Sewed good. Rhythm to furrow after people compare it to Shakespeare. Chabahar No, but it's very like it's got. It's an excellent rhythm to it in any my job. Hope not now. She would've loved. You can catch it. You can catch it on the edit or God. I said I am Dick Panton Mater. No I didn't hear that sorry I am Dick. Ham Ham.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Scroll down. It's like way down there. Like random fucking episode. Like I was on like episode like five, and I was listening to lake episode like like ten I'm using not the. Not The real I. Don't happen to me. I'm learning I think I don't think it's like really it does go chronologically to listen to it in the right order, but. Not Shuffle. It's fourteen episodes. We never did say that. But they're laying there. Ranks. We'll yes other this one. On prairie is over an hour. Will that one is a like a re of American yeah, so I think that that one might be the longest one I think. Most of them are like in the thirty five to forty five minute range, okay. We'll. At our attention I save my other one for for next time. On the. Go for those two hour out. Let's get through live fire. My second session is ethical artists. Her name is Sammy Ray Sammy S. a. m. m. y. a. r. e. and She's just like this like queer, white girl, and she like this kind of like funk Kinda funky. How to how to relate Kinda jazzy your very. With a big like a big band, but like a big band behind her. Beautiful voice with this lovely lake the Timbre. Her voice is just really nice in her like like trills in her like alert. Alert! Her vocal runs or just very pleasing and I. Just think is music makes me so happy, and I've been absolutely obsessed with that. I love the song good life it's got. Nine hundred and fifty thousand Olson's on spotify and I'm pretty sure a hundred. Thousand of those were from me today. But I love algae. Put Her whole collection on travel. 'CAUSE I. She doesn't have a ton of music on here, but I love every song. Ed just makes me so happy so good life is really good. Kick it to me is an awesome song. Jackie Onassis Great and that Song is gay which I love, obviously we. You're. Kicking Onassis. Yeah, but it's not about Jackie Onassis. It's about a girl that she has a crush on who looks just like Jackie at asses. Here she let.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Like, but but like it. Just you know I guess like. There's this myth that has been built up over the years like like a the way the statute of liberty. Says like give me your tired reports idea of like the US gray place for for people to immigrate to and succeed in this melting pot, and all this stuff unlike that reputation is so much more manufactured than I. Ever realized like I'm I always knew like yeah, okay like the the slavery was a really bad thing. that that that the founding fathers were always wrestling with Let's this is what I thought, but like, but like their their actual goals were to create the society where everybody was equal, but they just couldn't reconcile it at the time with slavery like that's truly not like they were not trying. To like. I didn't even know unless you were like a freed slave freedom. Slave person you. You couldn't gain citizenship in the US until I don't remember when but. More recently than you would have hoped unless you were a white man this thing. Have you gotten to the part yet with the Indian? The man from India who has I'm trying to prove that he was white in court. Now Oh that's so fascinating so like there's just all these incredible stories that like I never knew about A. One thing that I, think are really good job of his illustrating how the concept of Whiteness was almost was pretty much created entirely to like. Make sure that the sort of servant class. Yeah didn't like rise up to overtake the the wealthy white people, might they? They allowed the White Servant Class, more upward mobility, but not as much as the the wealthy wait. Boss had an end in that way that like an an lesser punishment for the same crimes like that was like the first time that you see the word white in print. Because three servants ran away together, two of them were white, and one of them was black, and the black NFL actually I. Think the first person who has ever like. It like put in servitude for life in the US law. Was that a forget his name but he. He the the African man was sentenced to being a servant for life after he ran with these other two guys, and they were sentenced to like three another extra year or something like that, and then, and then to be free right, so and that was that was the strategy like that's why that's. Why like they started defining white as as so different and adding all the different parts of Europe, Irish Italian category of white. Because that way, we were just easier to control that way. The so that the poor class would turn their attention. Not towards the the upperclassmen feel like they were getting something and i. were you know can I take? This moment is i. feel like this would be a good time to mention this a when you're talking about how. That's just like a massive blind spot for most white people that this recognition that. Our country is built on that to read some excerpts from the ridiculously stupid and tone-deaf email that Harvard's president. Send out to US last week. Plays! The title like legal. I don't fucking care. Terrible. He's received multiple letters like open letters from. Communities and things that I've signed on to have my name on also about how fucking stupid this was. Can you please let venues white privilege to? That's fucking blast the. Guests that they are family listen! To the title I'm just GonNa read the whole thing the whole thing. Yeah, it's Kinda Long, but like it's so fucking stupid First of all subject line is what I believe got guy. Already centering himself. It gets worse. Dear members of the Harvard Kennedy. The last months disorienting for all of us covid nineteen is profoundly disrupted people worldwide it has caused more than three hundred sixty five thousand deaths around the globe, and more than one hundred thousand us, alone forty million Americans lost their jobs in countries, countless others limited fear, both of the virus, consequences in the midst of incomprehensible loss our initiatives once again men shocked by the senseless killing of yet another black person George Floyd at the hands of those charges protecting US cities are erupting. Is, deeply divided leaders who should bring us together seem incapable of doing so I can't help but think back to nineteen sixty eight, the spring of my junior year in high school, I Dr Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated, then Bobby Kennedy writes, broke out nearby Detroit as the across the country, then like now our initiatives hugely polarized, and we desperately struggled to find common ground that might unite us at the time. Hope was in short supply. It's difficult to imagine how would move forward, but we did. Already..
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Listen to how armchair full big aren't. Okay. So I remember the one of the things is trying to remember which is And I were like. We're like joking around with the phrase. Don't don't tread on me earlier this week. At first I was like. Don't trample on me and then. Menus like don't trample I'm snow. Then we wanted to make like a fake flag, but have it's I. Don't trample on snakes, but the thing about those types of things. Is that like you get more than twenty feet away, and it just looks like you have a fucking Donald It's like the fake Maga- hats like I don't want someone to think from across the building that I'm a trump supporter so I'm not GonNa do that exactly. That's why I'm highly. Of anyone wearing that color red hat, I'm Li-. A- would argue. Is it worth the risk? But of the types of people I guess you don't really think that through, so yeah, I guess. Aaron? Did like a Sassy head thing that's disperse. Don't tell them. God Damn at Hanna. If I wanted them now know I would have been like Sassy head thing. Aaron what are your to obsessions? What what up all right? I got to I got rhythm, both because unlike really deeply obsessed with the other one, I just like a period like deep obsession so. My first one is a podcast. Was that Okay Hannah? What I'm doing! Yeah. Hand on both listening joyously to back. STARTED TO HAVE NOT BURN. It Cook. Also listening to it. Oh doped up. Amalia is to s called seen on radio s c. e any on radio. It's a are a dio radio. Shot at the time I spent Benjamin for Ben. Kuhn. So the reason that Hannah are listening to at least as the homework for anti-racism workshop that we're taking that can creighton is putting on. A couple of weeks. And it's a specifically actually season. Two of this podcast they've got a few seasons I think there was the season for but it's called seeing white and. Said yes. Excuse me. And as you kind of alluded to, it's it's about like white whiteness like where it came from who invented it because it was invented, and like why why why? It was created in kind of how it's been playing out ever since Oh. This is really interesting. Deep dive into like focusing. Know a lot of they're. They're kind of like a lot of these. Narratives are focusing on like. You know blackness in that experience, which is really important, but also like the Wyatt kind of created these dynamics, and was that you. Know Banning. At might then too much is. kind of like what created these dynamics and What's the history behind all of this? Because it really has history in like focusing on like racism, but not racism as in like you know. Individual people who who are outspoken. System the very system itself is is built to be systematically oppressive to black people in other you know people of Color in indigenous peoples so really really interesting shoutout. It's produced out of Durham nukes documentary studies. Documentary studies at Duke University I think some Center for documentary studies, something something that sounds right. Yeah, yeah, but super interesting really like the podcast host. He's got this really chill vibe, really interesting history really well produced good cop podcast content I have not finished finished. You WanNa. Speak smarts on this. It's just really really good if it goes like. Chronologically from the from the beginning of like white people, being in or rather Europeans being in. The US actually starts out with like the ancient Greeks right and how they like. They definitely believe they were better than everybody else yet. They didn't like there was no concept of race. It was like they could see. People had different skin tones, and they could think of. Like state reasons why they thought they were better like they had stereotypes that it was about like what like it was about your nationality? Busy as well like where you were from. And that was pretty much how it was Throughout like quote unquote Western culture until Like slavery became like a big thing in in the US essential at while in Portugal. Actually it started like this is the craziest thing actually to me is to is to learn that like the concept of like Africans as like the first accounts from European people like travelers of. African nations were like very complementary. They like very like they thought they thought they were like. You know really smart entering really interesting things. I don't remember a lot of details and very. Very beautiful, yeah, but then the the. This one like prints, in Portugal like commissioned a history from like a historian, there for his brother or something, and and the instructed that historian, basically to like make sure he didn't make. The African people look too good because his brother was like making all of his money with like slave trading with of African people. Yeah, so like the entire thing like that the root of. Like all of the like subconscious biases that people who are now considered white have towards African people and African. American people like all all black people, is that that history and like that spreading into the consciousness in in Europe? And made me think a lot about like the importance of of like like that was just one guy doing a job he was hired for. He probably didn't think he was going to start something like this. You know like maybe think a lot about the importance that like as much as we talk about individual action, not being like the thing that needs to change on a day-to-day basis. It also kind of highlights why it's important to like. Give a shit about it, not just be like. Oh, well, it's just one thing. It probably won't mean anything you know, yeah. Yeah and just like some really interesting history like the stuff like that. Yeah, it really starts really early and then kind of talks about just like you know how America was started like there's just like no time when this hasn't been an issue, which is obvious, right? We but also like getting into things like some really thoughtful. Speaking on like Thomas Jefferson end just about like people always say like you know his words like all men are created equal, and how powerful that is, and how we use that as his movement, but it's like Thomas Jefferson was talking about black people like he was like explicitly not and just mullet like America is not like. Not. Founded thinking about black people like people, and just like so the problematic dislike like. The root of everything is has always been deeply our for white men, yes, from the very beginning, which kind of always knew just like really really thinking about in like really resonating with me and like one of the you know. Do. You remember his name. The kind of he's not a is. He's almost acting as a Co. host is dry. It's I'll rea- A COMMUNICA CHANGI COMMUNICA. Yeah, that's right. That's right. You know he was like he's like I. Don't envy all because like you know. One was whiteness great. Resonated so much with me. It's like it's not you know. We had this terrible legacy like just terrible going all the way back and it's like we're not trying to restore ourselves to some place that we were. We. Have the like we. America has never been great right like n we as you know, a race have never been great, and so how you know that's a big challenge. Ahead of us is to kind of flip that so. Yeah, anyway, it's it's huge I. think it's. Yeah! There's just something about that like like. Shifted my whole view, it's not like it made me hate. Hate my country or anything. I mean sort of like I..
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Way Too Broad
"Welcome to way to ride a welcome back to way too broad. SHANTELLE program for. Really really ridiculously overwhelmed with the world grownup. I'm Hannah and these are my co host Aaron Advanced Higher. What is Hannah? What is up Ben? Everything, you know. I've got you pivoted on the opening because I was like when you were like really really like stressed out emotional growth with all exactly, that's right. That's right. Where like we should probably just warn everyone. Alec I think there's no way this isn't going to be a really. Long episodes We gotta catch up on everything. We were not here last week. Except to just say like, go listen to a more black people. Then we were, and then everything was happening and continues to happen at pace. And probably by this recording this on Thursday the eleventh. I should say by the time it comes out on Sunday, the probably be like five more huge news stories. At least that will that we won't even know about right now and give us a break or a women can't read the future. Okay Jeez. Sure yet, so. But Yeah, I'm really happy to see you both the. I'm happy to see both of you and also with you so. Wish Ben How are protests grid Thurgood Kid. One in Roxbury at Franklin Park was really big I think I heard the numbers I'm hearing are like like fifty thousand people. Yeah, it was huge and a lot of really great speakers. The organized it in spoke a lot was Monica Kenan grant who runs an organization called in Boston. That is really great or That helps all kinds of victims of violence all around the. All around the city, severance should donate to her specially. Massachusetts in Boston people. Doesn't that work? Have Twitter to yes, what? Futures Violence in Boston will is called that. You know. I'm. GonNa donate to violence in Boston. It's not the best name I think. The do good stuff. Yeah, because like when I first saw it was the by black lives, matter Boston in violence in Boston was like who does for instance in Boston, if you go to their website in there like a really great community based organization that helps victims of violence, yet it says fighting for transparency and accountability so I think it's like keeping track of violence and. Monitoring and A lot of work that she's been doing during the pandemic is bringing food to people that otherwise have access to it. That's like one of the things that they've been doing. A lot of is like. Bring food to people in the black community that aren't swit- secure. Like, do I think they're? They're kind of efforts. Go beyond helping victims violence, just sort of like helping you know the community in general. They're like a really good. When when when we talk about defunding the police and saying like you know, let like when once night one thing. She said that the protest was let us just let us take care of ourselves like let us take care of each other and like tons of organizations, and you know social services that exist, but that are horribly underfunded. That are trying to do this work. To you know, just help and support their communities and that's you know that's I. I'm like I, said before this before we started recording I was just listening to the select board meeting for Brooklyn. The town that moving to. And one of the selectmen. Is this really Great Progressive Guide Emerald Fernandez? And he brought up in the ton of. Public testimony a lot of people urging them to cut from Brooklyn police budget the number that's been going around from a lot of in from Appalachia organizations can tell is cut by at least ten percent, both for the Boston police store in Brooklyn. Please I think as sort of recognition that. That this can happen. Also recognizing that the process of totally abolishing defunding the police is not something can happen immediately. has to I, think happened in stages and one of the stages cutting by. A significant amount now. And find myself kind of frustrated because I feel like the reaction will not I feel like the reaction from the rest of the select board and from the town administrator. Who's like basically the closest thing to the mayor? Was Number One the initial look we have to talk to the chief. I was like fuck. Fuck the police whatever. And then it was like I hesitate to make arbitrary cuts like that when there isn't a plan about like what we're GonNa, do with that extra money or like what projects refunded with that, and that's like not. It's not a totally unfair point like I think like within the. Is the plan needs to be more than just cut ten percent in its ten percent. Put that ten percent. These specific places I do feel like selectmen. Fernandez brought up a lot of places when he talked about affordable housing and. Diversity and inclusion department is being cutting. The proposed budget There's no there's a lot of areas in there's also like something I found myself sort of ashamed in frustrated with all of this is that black people and Black Women? especially black feminists have been talking in thinking very deeply about the idea of abolition for very very long time and no-one has been listening. And so it's not like the thought, it's not like this is a new thing. It's not like the thought. End The problems it brings up have not been thought through an addressed in so much work. It's just that the members I guess in when I'm talking to some of my town government. Haven't put the work in to learn about that. And I'm finding that very frustrating and I'm going to..
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
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast
"And choreographed interactions. All of that makes little women feel less scripted and Steph. Even though a lot of this dialogue comes straight from the novel Gerwig replaces a good deal of emphasis on keeping the action moving on the screen with shots of people running and spinning and twirling and just being active and that moves the story in the repulsive also way that keeps viewers engaged from a visual standpoint. These women are restless and so is the camera. Now it's an odd thing to see the film play on and these two levels. One of Jomar has a character in the book and the other as Joe March. Who is the author of her own story? Gerwig makes a concerted effort. Draw the connection between Wean Joe March and Louisa May alcott in the seamless way and more than this to make the connection between Jo and Louisa. And then Greta herself and and then any young woman who has dreamt of pursuing her artistic desires in feeling undermined by this male dominated structure. That tells women how they should be and what it means to be. A woman often coming from the mouth of a man who thinks he knows more about how women feel and think the woman who's actually putting herself out there with her own thoughts and feelings little Indus- benefit from a very strong cast here ronin delivering another fantastic performance as worthy of the highest accolades and greatest. She is there are others. Who End up delivering very strong doc in memorable character performances most notably Florence Pew as Joe's younger sister? Amy She's anguished by not only her lifelong struggle with feeling inferior to her free-spirited older sister but by others who she may feel have more talent at expressing themselves as artists in the manner that she actively pursues. She claims names that she either wants to be great or be nothing. So it's a heartbreaking realization later when she comes to the conclusion that she may not actually be destined for the greatness which she aspires aspires Timothy. Shallow may also provides the requisite charm as Laurie who's copying the loves of two sisters who seem to want to make something more of themselves before they might choose to settle down into societal expectations. Emma Watson she was a last minute addition to the film. So not as rehearsed as the others. She replaced the originally cast Emma Emma stone who left due to scheduling conflicts. But you know she adds her nice personality here not as strong in her role as the others but definitely holds the wait for that performance there. There's a line in this film. It's delivered by the French actor. Louis Grell who plays Joe's German boardinghouse critic. Friend Friedrich Bear. He he states Shakespeare was the greatest poet who ever lived because he smuggled his poetry in popular works as Shakespeare. So too is with Greta. Gerwig who takes this holy popular work little women and smuggles in her own distinctive and personal insights regarding womanhood artistic expression and the way money. The influences are infused through judicious selections from the original art his own words and expressions throughout the entire body of Alcott's work work. The best happy ending here is not of a wedding so much as of a woman who comes into her own as a professional storyteller and controller of her own destiny estany both in front of and as it turns out behind the camera and for that I will give little women four stars out of four four stars on Ice Kilmeade. I do recommend to everyone. I think this is a truly wonderful film. Greta Gerwig to for to as far as I'm concerned delivering just really great films that are going to last for decades and be cherished for many people who view them not only in their youth but much later in life as well so four stars out of four is what I give twenty nineteenth women and if you're ever own thoughts on women and you want to impart them to me if I my contact information at my website. That's I quit. Stir Dot net key. WIP S. T. E. R. DOT net. You can find links to my twitter. Feed facebook page my instagram. You can even just email me and you'll find all of that. Emma website equity dot net. Until next time. Thanks so much for listening and please enjoy your time anytime.
"greta 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.
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
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
"greta gerwig" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Twenty three minutes after the hour on first like Kevin cars here with yet another movie version of Louisa may Alcott's classic story and little little women good morning Michael well I think the last big one was in the nineties with Susan Sarandon and and Winona Ryder so there's always a chance to bring this stuff back although the the most notable thing about little women is that it's Greta Gerwig who wrote or the adaptation of it and directed it and she of course really made a splash couple years ago with lady bird and has a great cast of there you've got sure Sharon and as Joe March and you've got a Florence Q. as in the March and and those are the really the strongest characters in this we also have some good performances by Laura Dern and Meryl Streep as as family members and it's essentially watching these four girls in the civil war era up in the northeast who are living somewhere probe of a privileged life trying to just grow up and and deal with what the world history at them with a you know whether they should date whether they should marry throwing a debutante ball all that stuff that you know somebody like me doesn't really care about so it is not a movie that necessarily speaks to me but it does have a charming cast as I understand that they do take some liberties with the story and of the pacing and the characters weird with a focus on what they do because it's more of a focus on their lives growing up and the overall it works but again it's not my Cup of tea the world wants to know how many bonnet say giving little women you know I'm gonna give little women three out of five bond it's like I said well done performances well done directing not exactly my Cup of tea because I was never a little woman yeah but but you know you are fetching in that bonnet anyway thanks Kevin car coming up on twenty five past the hour on the first line for this Tuesday morning the twenty fourth day of December twenty nineteen it's Christmas Eve morning with the first light flashed back to this even eighteen eighteen German village of Auburn Dorf Joseph Mohr has brought to the school master and church organist Franz Gruber the words he's written for him that he call Silent Night he asked Gruber to compose a melody and a guitar accompaniment it is performed this night at St Nicholas parish church in the village at the midnight mass this night in.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on KOMO
"Twenty three minutes after the hour on first like Kevin cars here with yet another movie version of Louisa may Alcott's classic story a little little women good morning Michael well I think the last big one was in the nineties with Susan Sarandon and and Winona Ryder so there's always a chance to bring the stuff back the the the most notable thing about little women is at its Greta Gerwig roads or the adaptation of it and directed it and she of course really made a splash couple years ago with lady bird and has a great cast in there you've got sure Sharon in has Jo March and you've got floors pew as Amy March and and those are the really the strongest characters in this we also have some good performances by Laura Dern and Meryl Streep as as family members and it's essentially watching these four girls in the civil war era up in the northeast who are living somewhere part of a privileged life trying to just grow up and and deal with what the world history at them with a you know whether they should date whether they should marry throwing a debutante ball all that stuff that you know somebody like me doesn't really care about so it is not a movie that necessarily speaks to me but it does have a charming cast as I understand it they do take some liberties with the story and the pacing and the characters where the what the focus on what they do because it's more of a focus on their lives growing up and overall it works but again it's not my Cup of tea the world wants to know how many bonnet say giving little women you know I'm going to give little women three out of five bond it's like I said well done performances well done directing not exactly my Cup of tea because I was never a little woman yeah but but you know you are fetching in that bonnet anyway thanks Kevin car coming up on twenty five past the hour on first line for this Tuesday morning the twenty fourth day of December twenty nineteen it's Christmas Eve morning with the first light flashed back to this even eighteen eighteen German village of Auburn dark Joseph Mohr has brought to the school master and church organist Franz Gruber the words he's written for him that he call Silent Night he asked Gruber to compose a melody and a guitar accompaniment it is performed this night at St Nicholas parish church in the village at the midnight mass this night.
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
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
"Know. Rain machines can't run a crane and when I was working with Alexander and saying right the Cymbal bill crash on display yes yes and then I get twisted so it was always like I was getting to play with what is so iconic. Think about the book and then what is The filmmaking language we've ascribed to these kinds of stories and then how can I introduce something different. which is what this clip does exactly so i? It's funny I mean I guess I can't say I was really heavily influenced by this as an L. Sketch but but I do thank you know you never know where your your your inspiration comes from that. I remember watch- being shown that when I was a child and it really made an impact on me because I also I loved those gene Kelly movies and So am I knew exactly what they were referencing and I knew exactly why it was funny. I'm GonNa ask you one last last question. I remember seeing a tweet when the trailer came out and a woman said this is my star wars. It's so lovely and it's really lovely but it also means kind of also important that you come out a week after Star Wars but that this movie and this book means so much so many people and I guess it sounds like a A superhero line with great power comes great responsibility as it's scary. What it means to so many people and how you honor honor that and then make it something new and that is yours? No definitely I mean it's It's a responsibility. I felt which is why when I was writing it and preparing to direct it I really had A. I had a real long talk with myself in the woods about whether or not I was up to it because I don't come at this material lightly and I don't come at people's love of it lightly and it's something that I needed to do for myself in the way that I that that that that I understood stood the material that I was hearing the material anew and that I was honoring everybody's collective love and memory of it so it's a balancing balancing and I mean in a way it's not unlike star wars in the this This memory you have of as a child and then what how do you in honor that and then do something new and by the way I mean I also do love story so I feel like we can have all of it Greta so good to see you thanks for you. That was really.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
"It's a it's funny. It's that the Opening scene between Joe March and her publisher Mr Dashboard which the majority of it is actually word for word from the book when she says I took care to have a few of my centers repent right and he says people want to be amused. Not Preached at morals. Don't sell nowadays. That could be mean talking to a studio head about about about something. I WANNA do But it was. It was all there for me to be discovered. I didn't invent it like I said that. That's seen as a scene from the book book but it felt just so relevant to right now and then beyond that when I was researching Louisa May Alcott art and it became clear that that who louise male caught was was equally the subjects that I was interested in and it was the subject checked. I was interested in because it's embedded in the book. You Mind yourself some day you'll need me. You'll wish you behave better. Thank you much for your employment employment in your many kindnesses but I intend to make my own way in the world you know. No one makes their own way not really least of all woman. You'll need to marry. Well you are not married. Because I'm rich and then when 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 of women which is a huge thing that she did. And it's I mean there are so many things about her life and what she did that fell eerily familiar and I think even even in the fact that her publisher 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 people who are in charge of publishing or whatever that may be first half of little wind because it is really to books as written ends so group. The curtain falls upon May Joe Beth and amy whether it ever rises again depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama. McCall little women yes. It's almost like she's saying I've got a sequel. But I hope people by the I know she's a she's a business this lady no she and and it and it it's worth saying the initial printing sold out in two weeks and it has not been out of print for one hundred and fifty years in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. There was a story. Little women leads. Poll novel rated ahead of Bible for influence on high school pupils really. Yeah Oh that's nice. I mean I mean it's just nice for her and it raises other questions like what people take away from the book because you can interpret interpret it in very different ways. I'm GonNa give you two prominent women who have thought about it. The first is Gloria Steinem. WHO said Nineteen ninety-two? Where else could we have read about 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. It's not vice versa. And here's the author Camille Paglia who says the whole thing is like a horror movie. Yeah I know that that that take is I think you know there's there's really I mean there's two books as published. There's this first book that is I. Think if you have an idea in your head of the iconography 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 cut jokes. She should have called the wedding marches because they all got married and truly British version. It's 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 can half. But I also think there's two books embedded in it because if you just read the book on its face value with this kind of pre Victorian morality -ality of Domesticity in virtue tied to femininity. And all of these kind of tidy Bos Put on each chapter then. I think you miss what's really roiling underneath and if you read it that way. Of course Camille Paglia is completely right. Right is something that would be a horror show if that is all you're seeing but at the way I look at it is if you can take the ending of the book where she felt she must marry Joe. Oh 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 sell books then if you if if you read everything through the Lens of will she had to make it all kind of tidy for the time then if you take away the tidiness what's left is a whole bunch of I am Bishen and mess and anger and lust and craziness and 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 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 to imagine what what would in a gala -tarian marriage look like. What would something that was not not essentially Indentured servitude be as a marriage. And I feel that you know Gloria Steinem being one of them but ah with a simone tip avar. PATTI SMITH ORLANDO TORONTO OR J. K.. Rowling there's a long list of women for whom this book meant very very specific freedom an ambition and what I wanted to do was make a 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 up next on the frame more of my conversation with filmmaker. Greta Gerwig she explains how a pivotal scene in little women was influenced by a sketch on Saturday. Night live so let's get back now to my conversation with Greta Gerwig the screenwriter and director of little women. Sir Sha Ronan plays as Joe March in the film she also started Gerwig 2017 directing debut lady bird which brought them both Oscar. Nominations with little women GERWIG WIG says she and Ronin both felt incredibly close to the story. We had a kind of mystical connection with material with with the book with with the character of Joe. Oh and with the person of Louisa May alcott and I remember the day onset 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 the other side of the camera and then she looked at me and she said I know I know and I thought oh I got you know. It's like Joe Kane. Joe came to play with us so so I feel like the connection that I have assertion is so deep in that we both were waiting for the person to arrive that was Joe Slash Louisa and then she came and and it's both of us in. Its neither of us. I'm GONNA play you a video. which doesn't really translate well on the radio about You'RE GONNA watch it and you're going to know why it's important. Yes Oh my God. We're watching Steve Martin and Gilda radner dancing together on Saturday night live and it's one of my favorite things on television or film and and in a way this was only it makes me laugh and cry every time I see it but this is something I showed Timothy Insertion when they did their dance Outside the Gardiner a party and this was an inspiration for it and it's it's a combination of like kind of. It's sort of looks like a sid cherise gene gene. Kelly dance number that then they go into this silly dancing which is amazing and I have to say it makes me laugh because it's very funny and it also makes me cry by the way I I would hope maybe people if they go see a little women would cry because guild is gone and she was one of the greatest a server and I think when you see it I feel that like you know that her her funniness her humanity her beauty or elegance elegance her taking the piss out of herself all at once. And I I think we're the lesser for her passing and I think In some I'm always that's also what I wanted to capture in little women with this structure of We start when they're adults and and really those four for sisters are never altogether again which they don't know that they'll never all be together again and I think I don't know that ache but I feel it when I watched that. It's isn't it one of the best things things ever put to the idea that they're confined by a dance style that is prescribed by and they start doing crazy dance because they're not going to be limited by what everybody else wants to do in some ways that's not only a good definition of what you WanNa do with little women but also that idea that you can take something that looks formal. Yes make it fun. Yeah well I think also what I love about that and what I wanted to play with in in this is when you have a shared cigna fires and shared iconography. You can have a a lot of fun playing with how you want to shift off of that or comment on it while it's happening so one of the great pleasures for me as a filmmaker making this is is. Is these CIGNA fires in this iconography of little women of gathered around the fireplace reading the letter from father. I have to have that and I WANNA have it and I want it to to be as beautiful as we all remember and then also it's gone it exists in Joe's memory so being able to kind of do that and even you know the big romantic ending of like I got to have you.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
"KPCC podcasts hard. Casts are supported by United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Your gift can be the support to assure. Homelessness is not the end of the story for the city's most vulnerable neighbors. This holiday season learn more at United Way. La Dot Org. There's a new film adaptation of Little Women on its way to theaters writer director. Turn Greta Gerwig take on. Louisa May alcott's eighteen sixties. Novel comes out on Christmas Day and yes you should take the family in this version of the beloved David Story. The March Sisters Meg. Joe Beth and amy are played by Emma Watson Sir Sharon Elisa scanlon and Florence pugh Laura dern plays their mother other and Meryl Streep is. They're wealthy aunt March even before she knew that film producer Amy. Pascal was developing a new adaptation of little women. Greta GERWIG GERWIG had thoughts about how she'd tell the story on film. Her connection to the book started a long time ago. Little women has been a book that I have loved my whole life life in a very deep way to the point where my memories and the memories of the March sisters were intertwined in the books of your youth can mean something even beyond being books. Because they're they they become part of your family I think that's 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 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. I think when I turned thirty and I All the stuff came out at me in in the book that I it not when I was a child I can't passion I get so savage could hurt anyone and I've enjoyed enjoy. It remind me of myself never angry. I'm angry nearly every Tam ally reading it as an adult. I heard all of these different things. I saw it as much spicier and sadder and stranger and almost more triumphant in a certain way and also just this kind of being aware of an author 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 by the end of the book says she stops the per inc well and stops writing and gets married and has children opens a school Louisa though wrote vote and she wrote that book and we know what. Because there's the book you know. I just sort of had an idle thought about well if I made this. I'd want to center on this. I'd want to center her on all these themes that I felt I hadn't really seen yet about it which was ambition and money and women an art and end. I heard in passing my agent said at a dinner. Only they're interested making little women again and I was saying what I have to. I have to go 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 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 directed and I hadn't. I had nothing to really really show that I could do that. So but very luckily hired me to write it. And then I wrote my draft in two thousand fifteen in two thousand sixteen and then I went away. I May Lady Bird and then by the time I was finishing that up they said 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 of those fortuitous turns ever events. I want to ask about that perspective that you had a reading the book as an adult versus as a young woman sure and the perspective view have as somebody who is a creative person writing movies and making movies because so much of the movie and it's certainly in the book as well is about the the challenges of being a creative person. And how you value your own art. How you compromise with people were financing it? And how you find your voice even in in those parameters that's right now there's a you you you picked up all the cards I put down. No.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
"CD's on hot pink background from Santa Soul. This this music belong to a woman named Cynthia Goggles. Lucas photographer time keefer found her trash collection election in southern Arizona. He took a picture of the set and shares now in his elsewhere. New Americanos show as for Cynthia. We don't really know several years ago. Tom Keefer ran an antique shop in. La Silverlake neighborhood the legs. It's a share and Bette midler reknowned to Papi now and again. But when times got tough he moved to the small border town of a Ho Arizona. Kiefer took a job as a custodian cleaning. You need the local. US Border Patrol station. It wasn't long before he noticed a troubling trend. It was a summer of two thousand seven that all this food food perfectly good canned food was just being thrown away and it just it bothered me deeply. That food belong to people. People like Cynthia Guy Guy Goes Lucas trying to make their way across the dangerous Sonoran desert border when federal agents capture someone most if not all of their personal belongings including food water her clothes cash condoms and toys even fortune. Cookie papers are trashed. But Tom Keefer says it wasn't always that way in when I started working at the station. Asian where my first memories was of the agents collecting the food and taking it to our local food bank and then there's a change in leadership ship and when the head chief found out what was going on with the food he would an immediate halt to that. I mean there are people out there to arrest and that is how it all started. I couldn't take it anymore and so I went to one of the supervisors and I said Hey. Can I bring the food to the Food Bank. And his exact words to me were bless you but when Kiefer would sift through the trash bins to pull out the food. He's he started finding lots more than can tuna. Oh my God. There's a Bible here. There's a rosary. There's a family photograph. Graph just instinctively struck me as this is not right so whenever I would see something like that I would just put it then with the box. Where the food he'd smuggled out larger bulkier items like backpacks and blankets in big trash bags shoes? The jeans anything that was considered non essential or potentially lethal was taken away confiscated and then just thrown thrown in the trash. I met up with Kiefer recently in Phoenix to learn more about his work. We're at a frame shop. Getting some prints finished for upcoming shows and in for clients like Chapman University in Orange County Keefer had not initially planned on taking pictures the personal treasures from the trash but here in Phoenix. He brainstorm with fellow artists and ensured some test shots. I have to admit I was one of the skeptical people I thought. They're a little too designee Liz Allen his head curator at Northlake Gallery in Phoenix. But I knew because I've seen this happen before you see early work of someone and you realize this is going somewhere eventually. Allen featured should Kiefer's growing body of work at north light that show caught the eye of screwball center and the rest is history but far away from the pristine halls of high end. Galleries is the harsh reality of the people who owned the objects. Kiefer's pictures mm-hmm right. Before I met the photographer in Phoenix. I went to a gathering where people were writing Christmas cards for migrant families who were incarcerated at had immigration detention centers here in the Phoenix area. The least we can do is send them a little card and let them know that at least were still thinking about the Ester Durant Lom is with refugee aid group called. I'm caged and reunite families. She works directly with the people that most of us can only imagine when we look at Tom. Kiefer's pictures. I showed her some of his photos including one of a single eyelash curler. It's just a little something to say. You know what I still care about myself. I care how I look. I haven't lost my identify durant. Lum was also struck by the portrait of dozens of confiscated cell phones. She says the picture tells only part of the story of someone seeking asylum so she she fills in the rest when the court would send them a message to their cell phone that you know the court date was such and such. They're never going to get it. They have no phone. They have nothing so so they miss it and then they say okay. You're not eligible. Esther durant lamb suggest. I take Tom Keefer to visit the refugee. Welcome Center near the Phoenix Airport before he heads back to Ohio we Our team will guide them through the rope. Arom you're saying like close close. We quickly realize keefer connects with people. When they're stripped of their belongings? Here new versions of those items are restored. That is at least for those lucky enough to make it this far. I keep on discovering things I realized. Now Oh my God God that hair of coveralls. Someone who worked as a mechanic or I mean.
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Frame
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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
"greta gerwig" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"That was fun. So if you were to go in the ring would your wrestling name be I'm going to have to come up with a fun name on. I okay, I have the the best, but the worst surname ever. And it is so shocking to stop making Malcolm nations of different words with it. I think you'd have to be upset this before. But like, even my move would be the poster or my name would be the pew STA and just use it to my advantage. And everybody would have to get to grips that that is the way to snow, but it's coming out it works. The huston. Could you imagine? If I did the Pulitzer on someone. Only white what to me. Oh, my good sounds like like zone someone. No, I won't shit on anyone recipe. Move in the ring. God how amazing but often with that bay? Very page of so sorry. Love daily of not not laughing at your profession. I'm laughing at my name. I would be I I mean, maybe it wouldn't. I mean w w yet. But I'm sure there's shitting wrestling somewhere in the world, we'll have to Google it. And I'll put my name down next to it. There. Brought to you by the new. Okay. Noth- of shitting. Complete tonal complete total. You've been I'm not sure how to lead into this question you've been working with Greta gerwig. Totals? From pouring on people to suddenly Little Women. The most. Adila classic. There is yet. Sure. Little Women stood. Renew. My ribbons in right now. I changed mine light CRA is gone and my ribbons, Erin. So are you filming right now? Right. We've finished finish. And it was like one of those same as vita, my family, really one of these films where you're onset, and you're working with the same people every day, and then suddenly like open your eyes and go, whoa. Oh, there are so many important people in this room. I bet screw it up. But an amazing an amazing shoot and such a such a ridiculous core group of people to work with including Greta being the director. Yeah. It was mecca, and it's one of those films that you you you realize how lucky you are to be there. And I'm so happy that it shows me to be Amy. And I hope it's going to be as specialists via of the versions have been so. Yeah. Thanks cross. To sing that. I'm really excited to see that too. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's my time. But thank you the pew STA, I will not peace to anyone in this room. I wonder if I can actually use that term again. Now, it's been tainted. Thank you very much testing. Okay. Lebas Florence Pugh, and we're going to go straight into one more fighting with my family interview. Now, the film Mark see solo Darah to'real debut of Stephen merchant who's been adding strings to his rookie surveys free bow of late, but with this an acting turns in Logan and the girl in the spider's web..
"greta gerwig" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"And and sometimes fun to ask actors like I was this director work person. And and gets into like, oh, they run the set and and seeing different ways. Like, oh, I wanna do that. Everyone's different everyone is right. Like, I remember we watched Stoler work, which is like Nick Stoler was really valuable for us. We're similar way. And he would just shout out lines. Maybe bad habit. Try this. What I remember about Nicosia was like like less concerned with like, oh, I'm gonna finally craft this line. I wrote right. And I'm gonna make sure you say it just the way I hear it in my head. Instead he was like, and that's not working to try this. And it was so spontaneous. And it was so not precious for a writer director. And so that that was really valuable, but he works so differently than like, Greta gerwig, who literally she puts it on the page. And you say exactly how she wrote it, and it just out, and I'm like, that's I mean, I don't know. It sounds and feels spontaneous. I wish I was that great. I try. So what would you say is the biggest lesson you took away from from that that experience man, always work with ice cube? I made that clear always work with ice cube. I think the the the lesson we keep having to learn at every writer keeps having to learn is that. Harmony on screen is actually more spectacular than argument watching Joan and Channing those two characters fall in love and be together. And love each other in Channing idea was I'm gonna play every scene like I'm trying to get Joan it a fall in love with me. Join. I mean, it's going to be just like this. The what's his romantic comedy that? He did magic Mike negative. Yes. But I love it. I love it. That year the vowel came out jump street came out and magic might came out. Crazy ear and he's like, I'm gonna do it just like the vowel 'cause I'm trying to get her to fall for me. Again. I'm going to try to get Joanna fall in love with me. And that was so much more interesting than like two guys fighting, right? It was just it's because I think we know what fighting is like and watching people get along is so unique well that gives audiences wish. Fulfillment. Throw stuff at them and they have conflict with the the environment around them. And they you know, obviously will have some conflict there. But everything doesn't have to be. So so harsh all the time. I don't know. I mean because you sit there and say I wish I had a friend like that. Yeah. Would it be great to have you know, that kind of relationship, and what would it take for me to have that with people in my life at some level? We are used we are. We are looking to these stories to suggest something more some kind of knowledge, right? That's why we go to church. That's why when we were cave people. They would take you into the cave and show. You the drawings and stuff we're hoping for some kind of enlightenment and so watching people model, right? A friendship is messed up as theirs is it stays. So something like LEGO movie, which I actually don't know how many times I've seen it at this point either. There's a lot whenever it is. It's many and. That's another one same kind of thing where it's joyous. And that is something that I want to watch over and over and over again, you know, sometimes you watch a movie, and it ends, and you say that was really interesting, and I never need to see it again. And that's something against it important, especially with some of the the heavy dramas and things like that you go that was really great. And now, I never wanna watch it again. But the stuff that makes you happy and the stuff that brings you up LEGO movie became the movie that my husband, and I put on before we went to sleep every night. She co it was one that we knew every single word for. So we could listen without listening. Like, a fast paced. Brahms? As me because every time I watched it. I found something else. A lot of detail, and they're very much because I went from being you looked like that girl..
Viola Davis, Richard Starkey and Steve McQueen discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Fifty six years ago today Richard Starkey was, invited to join a little band, out of Liverpool known as the Beatles betters Ringo Starr, it was a great day for me peace and love