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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Big Picture

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Big Picture

"So it's very hard for me to separate. You know what I saw on MTV versus what I saw in A. Oliver Stone Film I just kind of all blends together as as stuff I gotta catch up on. And and you know and how you receive it does affect how its effectiveness as well which I'm sure we'll talk about there's one in particular that I know we're going to talk about. So I think if you look at the subjects that he focuses on that approach that explosive impressionistic approach makes a lot of sense Vietnam and Kennedy and rock and roll and drugs and identity, and love. These are all things that are actually in some ways best understood not in linear fashion because too frequently if they're understand linear fashion than it's their, they're explained to simply and I, think he puts can. The the certitude of some of his ideas by throwing a lot of things that you all at once sometimes I worked sometimes it's it's what you're saying. It's sort of making things too obvious and that's part of what makes him. So interesting the glue of this this second stage approach is definitely Robert Richardson who was shot most of his masterpieces, most of his best liked or best love films, eleven of features. Were done with Richardson and then Richardson went on to become. One of the four or five more celebrated cinematographers of his era teamed up with Scorsese Tarantino Aero Morris all since working with stone notably has not really worked with Oliver Stone in about fifteen twenty five years and that can tell you a little bit about where stones career has gone too. I think that they miss each other and Hank Corwin is the editor who was a commercial editor who helped develop that editing style with Stone Richardson that I think you know when I think of Angkor when I think of. Natural born killers and he's he's been in the news in the last few years because of the big short and vice but he really built that style with stone twenty five years ago, and so those two guys along with you know Bruno Rodeo and a bunch of other people you know the casting directors who found a lot of stone players over the years they built that mythology that first ten years of significant work for him from eighty six to ninety six that I suspect we'll spend most of our time on. and. I guess the last thing just to talk about is what you opened with which is that. People think Oliver Stone is a conspiracy theorist. So. Do you think he actually is a conspiracy theorist or do you think he is trying to upgrade an unnerve conventional wisdom I? Think at some point he has turned into a bit of an actual conspiracy theorist at. The reason I answered the way that I did because because he was good at branding and this idea of Oliver, stone, and what to expect from his movies and from his interviews and handed the world of Oliver Stone extremely well communicated to me and it it's how I understand and I think as we've talked about when we talked. Previously about JFK and I'm sure we'll talk about it some more but. How we all learned to look at like actual film and things like this. You know there's a pruder and what we ask questions of and how we communicate Them and conspiracy like I. Guess our entire generation learned that from JFK. So I give him a lot of credit for that I think is possibly more..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"Net. So make sure to check back there for details. But right. Now. Our current issue is still issued thirty six Oscars issue, and we've continued to add content to it after the Oscars. So it contains plenty of great TV and film content as well in our Oscar issue, you could read our Oscar lessons section which has great interviews with seven out of ten Oscar-nominated screenwriters that include the writers of a stars born black klansman the favorite I reformed. Green book if Beale street could talk and vice in each of these articles, not only do we talk about certain scenes that you could read excerpts of you could also read the entire screenplay as well. Plus, our Oscar issue features an interview with actor William Defoe, and even Oscar-nominated editor Hank Corwin who chats about editing. Vice other great articles in issue. Thirty six include our blacklist profile of the script Escher by Jason Kessler and not only do we interviewed Jason. But you could read his entire blacklist script as well. Oscar winner Terrell Alvin mccranie of moonlight chats about his new Steven Soderbergh directed Netflix movie, high flying bird we interviewed Steve. Lightfoot about the latest season of punisher, we interviewed the writers of comedy central's corporate and director, David Slade talks about Netflixing groundbreaking. Choose your own adventure black mirror Bander snatch. We also did a funky cool peace with writer Eric Heiser yet. He's the writer of arrival, and he wrote a TV pilot called kingmaker, which was unfortunately, never made. But Eric still loves it in wishes. It was a TV show and hopes one day it still might be. It was cool enough to share the entire script with us for your reading pleasure issued thirty six also features Sundance stories and so much more. And while this hasn't been announced we are going to chat with the writer directors of captain marvel, and yes, it will even be sliding in an interview with the director of Sam. And that's the fun thing about digital publishing kids. We could keep adding things to the magazine. Even after we published it because we are dedicated to bringing you the best possible content. We can so look it would really mean a lot for me to have my podcast. Listener's support my passion project over at backstory dot net. So I hope you go. Test drive us by reading the free issue and consider subscribing. But now, let's jump right back into my chat with Jeff Nick about their passion project, which you could see digitally via itunes, Ron demand and then on DVD or Blu Ray on may seventh twenty nineteen. I hope you do check it out. However, you can because it's schilling creepy film, the prodigy now one of the problems with horror films in general, you know, the curse has always been exposition and people even have a name for it that they make fun of Seifein hordes, Dr exposition now here we have good old Arthur Jacobson who is the doctor who is the doctor exposition. But, but what you did was you you flip that trope into a very sick way in which. Yes, he introduces the idea earlier of the reincarnation plot. But but really in his office. I think a really strong scene is the hypnosis scene because you know, usually in movies. That's where Emma who am I talking to now am I talking? Satan's child. You know, like, you think it's gonna go in that way. But like, you know, the kid is not even the kid..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

02:43 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"Who director real though, you know, that's crazy. So how did you handle talking about directing? How'd you handle the just the idea of second unit? It's something a lot of directors do different. Sometimes second unit is only stunts sometime. Second unit means not around ails talent. What what did you guys do for second unit on this? How did you figure out of it? We we we had some help basically for the big truck accident. Yeah. Yeah. And he I forget his name. But he was he was a great guy, and we work very closely with them. And it was basically he was giving his very expert advice on how to do a big truck things. He had done that stuff before. But we were right next to the whole time on it. So it wasn't like for fight sequences or styling that we did all that stuff. I mean, we love that stuff. We I mean, Kevin I will actually get up in an office. Like this an act out the entire fight for the stunt coordinator with us rolling around on the ground. And he goes, oh now, I get it. So it's very hands on as much as we possibly can folks jumping in really quick to tell you about backstory magazine, which you could read on a desktop laptop, ipad or even an Android tablet via Google play issue. Thirty seven we'll come out near mayford twenty nineteen and it is our avengers in game issue, which features a post release interview with the writers of that fine film, and we will focus on all the spoilers and inter workings of that already record breaking film. Yes, record breaking. And it hasn't even been released yet. But you could read all about that. And what else is an issue thirty as we will publish the table of contents for it at backstory dot net. So make sure to check back there for details. But right now, our current issue is still issued thirty six or Oscars issue, and we've continued to add content to it after the Oscars. So it contains plenty of great TV and film content as well. In our Oscar issue. You could read our Oscar lessons section which has great interviews with seven out of ten Oscar-nominated screenwriters that include the writers of a stars born black klansman the favorite I reformed. Green book if Beale street could talk and vice in each of these articles, not only do we talk about certain scenes that you could read excerpts of you could also read the entire screenplay as well. Plus, our Oscar issue features an interview with actor Willem Dafoe, and even Oscar-nominated editor Hank Corwin who chats about editing. Vice other great articles in issue. Thirty six include our blacklist profile of the script Escher by Jason Kessler and not only do we interviewed Jason. But you could read his entire blacklist script as well. Oscar winner Terrell Alvin mccranie of moonlight chats about his new Steven Soderbergh directed Netflix movie, high flying bird we interviewed Steve Lightfoot about the latest season of punisher we interviewed the writers of comedy central's corporate and director, David Slade talks about Netflixing groundbreaking. Choose your own adventure. Black. Mirror. Bander snatch. We also did a funky cool peace with writer Eric Heiser yet..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"It's the twenty nine thousand nine Oscars issue when we had both the screenwriting winners along with plenty of other non Oscar content as well. So I hope you check that out in our Oscar issue, you could read our Oscar lessons section which has great interviews with seven out of ten Oscar nominee. Good screenwriters that include the writers of a star is born black klansman the favorite I reformed. Green book if Beale street could talk and vice in each of these articles, not only do we talk about certain scenes that you could read excerpts of you could also read the entire screenplay as well. Plus, our Oscar issue features an interview with actor Willem Dafoe, and even Oscar-nominated editor Hank Corwin who chats about editing. Vice other great articles in issued thirty six include our blacklist profile of the script Escher by Jason Kessler. And not only do we interview Jason. But you could read his entire blacklist script as well. Oscar winner Terrell Alvin mccranie of moonlight chats about his new Steven Soderbergh directed Netflix movie, high flying bird we interviewed Steve Lightfoot about the latest season of punisher we interviewed the writers of comedy central's corporate and director, David Slade talks about Netflixing groundbreaking. Choose your own adventure black mirror Bander snatch. We also did a funky cool peace with writer Eric Heiser yet. He's the writer of a rival and. He wrote a TV pilot called kingmaker, which was unfortunately, never made. But Eric still loves it and wishes it was a TV show and hopes one day, it still might be was cool enough to share the entire script with us for your reading pleasure issue. Thirty six also features Sundance stories and so much more. And while this hasn't been announced we are going to chat with the writer directors of captain marvel and yes in the coming weeks, we'll even be sliding in an interview with the director of Shas AM. And that's the fun thing about digital publishing kids. We could keep adding things to the magazine. Even after we've published it because we are dedicated to bringing you the best possible content. We can so look it would really mean a lot for me to have my podcast. Listener's support my passion project over at backstory dot net. So I hope you go test drive us by reading the free issue and consider subscribing. But now, let's come back into my chat with Pat and Adam about their passion project, which you could rent or buy an itunes on demand and other places online, and I hope you do because it's a great documentary, and we're going to keep talking about it right now. In relapse. I mean, it was really tough. Because unfortunately, as you talked about full circle for a relapse patient and your movie, we honestly get to see one. Unfortunately, so Connor who were following. And we're seeing him us. We're seeing him, you know, try and be recruited by Frank. He finally is taken to a facility. It's a facility that Frank says is good facility. I'm guessing facility that Frank was working for which is step one of the process, and then in step two of the process where he got out of the first detox facility, and he's going for it was the hospitalization the impatient. Or was the transition? It's a sober living home. Okay. The silver living home, even though he was doing well there for four months, they just decided they weren't making enough money, and they they kicked him out..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"Green book if Beale street could talk and vice in each of these articles, not only do we talk about certain scenes that you could read excerpts of you could also read the entire screenplay as well. Plus, our Oskar issue features an interview with actor Willem Dafoe and even Oscar-nominated editor Hank Corwin, chats about editing. Vice other articles in issue thirty six include our blacklist profile of the script Escher by Jake. Jason Kessler and not only do we interviewed Jason. But you could read his entire blacklist script as well. Oscar winner Terrell Alvin mccranie of moonlight chats about his new Steven Soderbergh directed Netflix movie, high flying bird we interviewed Steve Lightfoot about the latest season of punisher we interviewed the writers of comedy central's, corporate and director, David Slade. Talks about Netflix groundbreaking. Choose your own adventure black mirror Bander snatch. We also did a funky cool peace with writer Eric Heiser yet. He's the writer of a rival. And he wrote a TV pilot called kingmaker, which was unfortunately, never made. But Eric still loves it and wishes it was a TV show and hopes one day, it still might be cool enough to share the entire script with us for your reading pleasure issue. Thirty six also features Sundance stories and so much more. And while this hasn't been announced we are going to chat with the writer directors of captain marvel and yes in the coming weeks, we'll even be sliding in an interview with the director of Zam if all goes as planned, and I'm sure it will. And that's the fun thing about digit. Publishing kids we could keep adding things to the magazine. Even after we published it because we are dedicated to bringing you the best possible content. We can and remember subscribers get access to everything we've ever published. So you could go back and read the first thirty eight pages of MacOS the last mission in issue four or are huge mission impossible fallout issue number thirty three. So look, it would really mean a lot to me to have my podcast. Listener's support my passion project over at backstory dot net. Even if you go read, the free issue and consider subscribing, I hope you give it a shot. But now it's jump right back into my chat with co writer. Christopher Mkhori about his passion project from all the way back in two thousand eight his film Valkyrie. It's interesting. You talk about the research because I mean, you were lucky in your focus that you kept it focused on July twenty four th so it was a present tense movie. You knew the events of the day, the exposition that you had that was the toughest was explaining operation Valkyrie, which we talked about an article, and I think he did a really good job of. One of the biggest challenges actually is that one of the classic coup movies would be seven days in may John John Frankenheimer movie, and is very clear antagonist in that movie. This movie has the threat of being caught as the primary Tagore without a primary tag nest. Otherwise, this is the end the system is the tag disavow group..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"And they sit there, and they listen to their son describe a murder, and there's a beat and the mother just goes SU who wants apple pie and ice cream, and the and the FBI Asia goes, and we sat there and we ate apple pie and ice cream. And it's it almost makes me want to cry. Yeah. It's like the soup Stephen song about John Wayne Gezi mother, cried embed like when you see the humanity behind that. And you see like the kid who never found even smoking as an outlet even punching a hole in a wall. Which is a great shot. The oh, I know, you know, what I'm talking that something, you know. And that is elegant while I love that show too. Great. We try to get the exact right amount of blood on there. We don't wanna go too far, he cut his hand. But yeah, got it to people this thing Cheney's, dorm room wall has a punch in it. And I'm like this is that's the feeling of being a kid. I don't know what. My dad didn't punch walls or anything. But I remember being a little detective and going like, wait what you know, like trying to put together a narrative who you're always. I mean, I tree of life my editor cut tree of life fucking a mate. Well, that movie is the entity that movie is in. Yes, he made the movie, then he's an amazing world class like crazy brilliant. But anyway, this is Hank Corwin who did also JFK Natural Born Killers. He was over stones guy for wild. Then he did Terrence Malick worked with ham. He did big short needed this one. Anyway, he's he's brilliant. But the whole idea of like piecing together the mo-. Ocean mystery of your parents, and their parents, and you get outta my face. Here's what I found a lot of it goes back to World War Two. Is that right? Yeah. I really found. There's even pictures of like my grandparents up on the mantle they were two and both my grandfathers World War Two. And a lot of it goes back to that. They were different people when they came back. Yeah. And then there was a lot of like how does the how does the wife and the kids account for this? How you'll with the distance slaughterhouses battlefield. Yeah. And war tends to be the kind of ripple of lot of these mysteries. But that was global traumatic event if we're the therapist of earth. Yes, that's a global trauma. Do you have? We should we should devote some time to that. We've gotta talk about. I mean, I'm being the therapist. Oh, yes. Yeah. Two sessions to see you twice a week. Let's just talk about dressing just talk about dress to the earth. We might wanna do threes a week. I love mystery of like our motion history mystery, heavy one speaking of Oliver Stone. I'm just gonna let you had that nine eleven movie, and this is kind of a stupid question, and we can fast forward through it. But I remember when I went to see this. I remember when nine eleven happened. There was that guy the secretary of transportation Norman Etta. I was going to tell you that gives the testimony of Cheney allowing the attack on the Pentagon from one perspective, you could say, yeah. And I was like movie sort of allows that that did happen. But you don't see it. It was that the shootdown order of the planes or you're talking about the Pentagon. Well, there was the shootdown order for the planes. And then there's the plane is coming for the Pentagon. Yes. And they're like that's debatable. That one we tried not to put anything in there that was considerably debatable. And it's not there are there are Republicans who until you didn't order the shoot down of the plane. They're lying timeframe doesn't make sense. He had to have given it before he talked to Bush. So we knew that one was true, right? The Mineta was tricky. I mean, you're the Mineta testimony the guy references. There was a shootdown order. We think from the president. He said. Bus on that. Flat out lying about four times where they were like, oh like scooter Libby and Cheney with the Valerie plame. Oh, no. They're straight up line. There's no doubt. There's a meeting at this day at this time..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"Like just take in the audience to the pits of hell, we've seen the guy lose his soul to the darkness. Yeah. And then to come out and give him the last word. I know. And I love it is that a digital zoom. Are you jumping between takes? It's just to cut. I thought it was the same. Yeah. Faces exactly take. And then my editor, Hank. Corwin just he did he smash cut. Hey, Hank Corwin killer. So they were pushing in. I guess we were not pushing Digital's. That's zooms. No, no. It doesn't. That's it's a hard cut. I'm assuming you've seen it more than it's I remember the discussion because we were gonna pay for it to be digital. And then Hank was like look at this. And I was like, oh, we don't have to pay for it. That's better. I wanna watch. I know you're right. I'm definitely I know you're right. There's no part of me. This we discussed what a million. I just watched it again this morning, and I was like you really for sure how I'm not fucking around. And I thought for sure it pushed in half an inch. And I was like what an interesting cut right there. And this is this is what I was talking about some leaving. So Cheney gets the last word in the movie. Yes. And he gives us very. I just remember what it was like in the early two thousand and feeling that way, you were scenting at that time. I was I was young. But I was also like, yeah. Seen animal house, you weren't fully mature, right? Yeah. But I remember being like the feeling in the air after nine eleven being like, yeah. You need fucked up shit needs to happen. Fucked up shit happened to us like you need like we need villains on our side or something would have put it that way. Janey? Did he said we gotta go to the dark side to fight this. He actually said that in an interview it takes a thief. Exactly, he gives a speech, and I'm going what the fuck is having. Here's here's the million dollar. Why have two questions let's get to the second one was when you're directing bail. You're about to do this bail idea build you that he's going to do the monologue in the interview. Do you say you mean, it thank you for letting me be your servant does? He mean it or. Absolutely means it. No question about it. I felt that he meant yo. And he means every line. He says there. That's what that helps us understand doesn't it. Yeah. I think so I think what's what I loved about. It. Everyone has a different reaction to it. I mean, I had a friend of mine told me you have to take that out. And I was like why? And he goes you give them the last word, it's kind of convincing. And I'm like, it's not for me. But it was for me the first time. Yeah. It begs the second view and keep going, please. I think like you look at what he's done, right. He lot you know, tweak the intelligence to take us to war. There was no call for he tortured. He crossed that moral line of torture, which it's going to take one hundred years to go back from you know, there's a bunch of other things stopped action on global warming the world economy club, blah, blah, blah on and on and on six hundred thousand six hundred thousand of billions and the number could go as high as over a million when you include military, so well, the those those stats actually get the Laos word. It's not bail. So good, right? That the stats the number. I actually wrote on my notes, and I think everybody in the theater should have to write six hundred 'cause you read six hundred and then I go to write it down on my notes, and you go wait what it is too many here. It's John dropping it makes you sick. It makes you sick. So I feel like the whole. Away billions of the whole way from the Republican revolution on from the Reagan revolution on part of their line has been we're going to keep you safe where the grown-ups they're all rugged individuals. We added that going downstairs with a gun to investigate the noise. It's exactly you stay in your bed in his nightshirt and watch your fast and furious that great last show..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

"We just published backstory issued thirty six in our Oscar issue, you could read our Oscar lessons section which has great interviews with seven out of the ten Oscar-nominated screenwriters that include the writers of a star is born black klansman the favorite I reformed. Green book if Beale street could talk and vice in each of these articles, not only do we talk about certain scenes that you could read excerpts of you could also read the entire screenplay as well. Plus, our Oscar issue features an interview with actor Willem Dafoe, and even Oscar-nominated editor Hank Corwin who chats about editing. Vice other great articles in issue. Thirty six include our blacklist profile of the script Escher by Jason Kessler. And not only do we interview Jason. But you could read his entire blacklist script as well. Oscar winner, Terrell. Alvin mccranie of moonlight chats about his new Steven Soderbergh directed Netflix movie, high flying bird we interviewed Steve Lightfoot about the latest season of punisher we interviewed the writers of comedy central's corporate and director, David Slade talks about Netflixing groundbreaking. Choose your own adventure black mirror Bander snatch. We also did a funky cool peace with writer Eric Heiser yet. He's the writer of arrival, and he wrote a TV pilot called kingmaker, which was unfortunately, never made. But Eric still loves it and wishes it was a TV show and hopes one day, it still might be was cool enough to share the entire script with us for your reading pleasure issued thirty six also features Sundance stories and so much more. And while this hasn't been announced we are going to chat with the writer directors of captain marvel, but that's the fun of digital magazine. We are always loving to add things into it. Even after we, officially publish. So look, it would really mean a lot to me to have my podcast. Listener's support my passion project over at backstory dot net. Even if you go read the free. Issue and consider subscribing. I hope you give it a shot. But now, let's jump right back into my chat with writer director actor Eden Mary show about his passion project, Bruce, which is in AMC theaters this weekend, March fifteenth twenty nineteen and then it will be available for rental in itunes in June of twenty nineteen. So keep an eye out for it. Tyler actually who plays doll Walker as Marez..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

11:28 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Telling story like you're the president. Why would you so during by that? Thank you meant like he was hidden on a handle them. You know, we we know that Bush's father H W Bush got rest sole said, I never would recommend Cheney from my son. If I had known he was going to run a shadow empire out of the White House. I mean, that's an actual coat from his father. So, but that gates story really stuck with me. I remember hearing that and just thinking like, wow. That sounds like a guy who's I don't quite want to say afraid of someone but can't handle someone. So the movie isn't about the Trump administration. It's about the Bush Cheney administration. But are there any people from the Bush Cheney cast of characters who have reappeared in the Trump administration through making? Vice you have different understanding of who they are the new otherwise would have, you know, big one was in the middle of entity in the movie, we had John Bolton pop up, and our story of Cheney W Bush, and I thought, you know, maybe we should cut that that guy. He's such a fringy kind of lunatic. Just get him out of your and I swear to God three days later. The Trump administration appointed him and that kept happening throughout the movie. We kept thinking that there were these characters, and these ideas that we're going to go away, and they just kept popping up over and over again up the bolt. One was really funny. I mean my hand core. And just couldn't believe it. It was like we were about to cut that. I was like well, he's back. Bolton was UN ambassador during Bush Cheney and is now national security advisor heart believe, that's correct. Yeah. And known for very hawkish, very aggressive foreign policy recently. There's footage of him with a giant smile on his face shaking hands with Putin. That's the image. I f fresh in my mind, very anti U N when he became the UN ambassador. Oh, Bolton's character. There's no question. I really thought that was the end of him. So I couldn't believe it when he when he popped up in the middle of that. And and you know, the funny thing is you see a lot of these characters from W Bush Cheney administration who are still out there. As pundits on you still get to hear them, everyday talk about their views of foreign policy, and that's also very strange to see these these characters still walking the earth, exposing exposing ideas, but it, but it also points. The fact that really none of these stories are is located. This is a longer arc of four or five decades. A bigger story in transition that's gone on in America. Christian bale is really fantastic in the movie as Cheney particularly the Bush era Cheney and some of it is the makeup and press that ex, but he gets the voice so well, and the breathing like you can always hear Cheney when he's breathing when he's inhaling before the next phrase, he's about to speak, and he gets the pacing and the breathing perfectly. Right. And also, you know Cheney when he speaks. It comes out a little more on one side of his mouth and the other and in Christian bell got that perfectly. Why did you think of him? I mean, physically he's the opposite type of Cheney. He's you know, he's got a very narrow face, or at least that's how I think of it as opposed to Cheney's much, you know, kind of rounder or more more square face of Cheney's, heavier than bale bale had to put on a lot of weight for the role Christian bale. Australian which I never remember when he's playing an American Welsh Welsh. Okay. Yes. Well, but I never remembered that he he's not like. A native American accent speaker? So why in the world did you think of him? He I think you just said it I didn't really care about him. Looking exactly like him. I was more interested in the kind of psychological build of the character, and they're just very few actors like Christian bale and Amy Adams that can do that kind of work where they really build a character psychologically, and so it's not just mimicking gestures or mimicking motions. They know why that motion is happening. They know why that gesture is happening, and there's a psychological history to it. And there's an evolution to it. And man, I I've never seen anything like it with this movie as far as getting to watch Christian put this character togethers. Everyone on set everyday. He would walk on. There was like this quiet reverence for what he was doing and the depth to which bell win. Wow. It's I'll never forget. The first day where his weight gain mixed with the makeup mixed with all the psychological work mixed with all the character work when it all came together. I just literally the hair stood up on my arms. I've never experienced anything. Like it. Adam McKay is the writer and director of the film vice which is up for eight Oscars, including best picture best original screenplay. Invest director Christian Bale's nominated in the best actor category for his role as Dick Cheney will hear more after a break. This is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message. Come from the Annie E Casey foundation developing solutions to support strong families and communities to help ensure a brighter future for America's children. More information is available at eighty c F dot org. Let's get back to his interview with Adam McKay, the writer and director of the movie vice which stars Christian bale as Vice President Dick Cheney so making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness. You survived in seem to be in good shape. Now, what point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the rough assembly of the movie Hank Corwin was working on its you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And you know, I have a company with will Ferrell Keri Sanchez, productions were always working on TV and movies. So I was doing a little bit of work producing. And I just realized I was not in the best shape put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking not a ton. But I was you know, about a half, a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working out with my trainer. And in the middle of my hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. We'll those aren't normally symptoms you think of with heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm, and so I told. My train her on fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird and he left and his soon as he left. I remembered the heart attack we shot with bail when he was running for congress in Wyoming in the late, seventies and pale. It asked me said, how do you wanna do the heart attack? You want wanted to be a pain in the arm the chest. He goes, I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember ask him like, what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flash back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy Lord. And I ran upstairs and power LAN upstairs having heart attacks you run upstairs. I mean. Maybe run is not the stumbled stagger. A better word careened. And I got upstairs, and I just down for baby aspirin and called nine one one and God bless nine one one within three minutes they were there, and they had me at the hospital another three minutes after that. And the doctor was like why did you take those baby aspirin like I think he knew usually the queasy stomach thing. People don't react to that one. And I said, oh, my lead actor in our movie told me out, that's heart attack works and the doctor said because you acted so quickly. You have no damage to your heart. Your news. And then he said not only that you have an extra strong heart. So he said the only dumping you're doing is smoking. So he said if you stop smoking, there's no reason you shouldn't live to be one hundred years old. So I have stopped smoking. That is the good news. And and my heart is as good as new, but man, what a scary experience. So I called Christian bale week later. And I said either you or Dick Cheney just saved my life. Did the doctor the baby aspirin helped? Oh, yeah. For sure that's what they give you. And when I got in the ambulance, they gave me more. I mean, the aspirin thins the blood which allows it to get around the blockage. It's it's definitely one of the moves you want to it's not going to save your life. You still have to go to the hospital, but it mitigates damage. There's no doubt about it. Did you at any point that your life was in danger? It's funny. You're going through an experience like that. It's such a roller coaster. You don't even really think in terms like that. It's just moment by moment feeling by feeling and there were a couple moments that got very intense where I thought oh, and I remember the one doctor saying when I was in the hospital because I started to feel better. And then all of a sudden, I did not feel better. And I remember hearing Dr going he's having a heart event right now. And I thought oh man, I could really die in this moment. And the craziest thing was they took me they call it Catholic, which I never heard of before the catheter lab, and they take you in there. And that's where your heart. Doctor comes in your cardiologists. And this was a guy named Dr Henry is one of the best in the world. Thank god. And they get to work on you. And they're you know, they're going to clear out that blockage. And they did and they were amazing. And then towards the end I was on, you know. Drugs of is Louie. And some reason I thought it was very important that everyone at the table. No that I just done a movie about Dick Cheney. Oh, how I Ron ick. This is that I'm on a table having a heart attack. And of course, no one cares. But I saw sort of mumbled it. I was like this is weird. I just at a movie about Cheney and everyone ignored me as they should have except one voice to my right. Just after beaches said that Cheney great American. That's not the point of your movie. I went. You know, it's in my mind. I was like I don't want to argue with this guy. These people just say my life. So I just went. It's complicated.

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"hank corwin" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk

Collider Movie Talk

12:09 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk

"So we're going going if I can give the award myself. I would probably give it to a quiet place for that reason. Or for that matter? I I agree with you change our minds at all. Now, I'm still sticking official. Why see pick is bohemian rhapsody? Although I acknowledge that Scott has a great point with a quiet place. And I still think I man has has a decent chunk. It definitely does. And I think I will have a better shot at another aboard that will get to. Okay. I man in these two sound categories. I was busy debating between bohemian. And I man in both of them. I up going with bohemian move off the sound mixing and said sound mixing for Black Panther bohemian rhapsody. I man Roma and a star is born Perry. Would you go with this not because this is Jeff's tactic? But I really did go with bogeyman wraps the in both sound categories. That's my pick for mixing as well. Jeff, I won't beaming rhapsody again both categories I really wish star is born was winning this. But I don't think you can argue with just the box officer. This is the this is the biggest performing drama of all time the most successful drama of all time. I I'm going with bugging me and rhapsody in this category in sound mixing also because at the cinema audience aside. Re recording mixer Paul Nazi did win that award for live action. So that's that was for. So we definitely has the edge over I man in this category in this category. Saying okay, let's move on the next category is production design real quick the nominees. Black Panther the favorite. I man Mary Poppins returns and rolm a Jeff would you go with production design going with the favorites on this one? I just thought that those long hallways and the grounds and everything I thought it was great. I know what kinda is lurking here the production designed behind that whole world. But yeah, I gotta go with parak- going back to our conversation about costume design. I'm basically flipping my answer here. And I'm giving it to the favourite again. I think that the production design in that movie served the story and the character arc so beautifully. And it's so beautifully shot too. But this is my pick for production design, the favor favorite. So that's that's my favorite in this category. Is. Along with you. Both of us. So we all are in cahoots with the favourite for production design. Now, we move on to foreign language film. Now, this is really up between two films here, which one did you go with Jeff Roma? Okay. Why not a coldest and there's going to be plenty. I know that there's going to be plenty of people voting for Roma for best picture, you think that theoretically, those people would also vote for Roma for foreign language or the people who aren't voting for Roma for best picture are giving it some kind of makeup award in foreign language. I just don't see how Cold War has the stuff to overtake it. I know it kind of cinematography and director nod I I like to run away with this, Harry Jeff on this. I'm giving it to Roma, and I'm going to keep some of my thoughts to myself right now and save it for a different category coming later in the show, but I'm locking in Roma. Cold War is the only possible upset, but I don't really think it is. I agree. I think Rome is the one that beat here, and listen all three all three cat all twenty three categories, except for best picture are just voted for whatever gets the most, folks. Best picture is a different deal with discuss this on on another show previ- show that we did here in collateral flossy. But I agree for the reasons that both of you pointed out roll man will win. Did you did you like Roman more than Cold War? I like drama more call ward. Yeah. How about you Perry? I still haven't seen Cold War on I'm taking it with me to Hawaii this week. Opted to finally catch up on at eternity gate this weekend. Okay. Well, that's all gave all the shorts. Oh, grandma. Stalled. No, I'm so excited away on that finally gone to best actress in a supporting role, Amy Adams, marina de Tavira surprise nominee of Regina king and a stone virtual lice Perry. Really this one seems like a no brainer to me or Jean King. Even though she didn't win everything across the board the two things she didn't win. We're things she wasn't even nominated for. I really do think she's going to run away with us. Jeff, I think so too. I just don't think any of the other performances are strong enough to win and Oscar and Regina kings. It's really the only one that is. And so she takes it. I completely agree on all counts. Yeah. She I mean, she didn't win at the sag awards. She wasn't nominated actress. But Emily blunt was and like what blend that award, and I was very very happy about her. Supporting actress win for a quiet place their best. All right. This is work. It's very tricky. I have to say, I always mess up my Bali on the shorts. I one not this first one though, right? Best animated short film, and the winner will be Perry bow. So regardless of what I think of some of these other ones that I watched that is the one that is undoubtedly the most seen in this entire category. And I think that's the reason it's going to run away with it. Jeff pecan to me is going to go Tobel going about about. And also, listen, the Adamy that's short bowel was better than the feature film, the fouled it which was a credible to and I love the credible to I'm not dissing. Incredible. To it sounded inside move into the next category, which is animated feature film where incredible to us nominated along with isle of dogs Marai. Ralph breaks the internet and Spiderman into the spite of ours Perry here is another done deal. This is spider versus award. It has. I mean really has it lost anything entire season? It gets one win after the next. It has this locked is it a done deal because Chris tablet says there could be an upset Sierra. I love Chris path giving way too much credit here. Now, I'm just saying. The upset be credible. To know Spiderman has this. I I went to lunch with a big producer. And I asked him like, what was your favorite film this year? And he was like, honestly the film. I was most impressed by was the animated Spiderman movie had been behind that. I would be really happy with it has won almost everything. Would it didn't win. What's at the cinema audio society awards the animated feature actually went to isle of dogs. But every other of were including the Annie awards where it was nominated for seven any awards, and it won all seven. Four including best feet, the best animated feature this spider. Verse movie, does whatever a spider can. And then some that's the pick here. Now, we're getting into a category that all visual effects Perry. I am going with the ventures Infinity war one and mainly because of how well it did with the visual effects society awards. That's kind of what tipped the scale for me. If I was personally picking an movie to give this honor to it would be I man, but I also think that Infinity war is deserving of this nomination. But personally when it comes to me assessing visual effects in the movie in a movie, I tend to be a little more wowed by visual effects that I don't realize are actually visual effects. If you know what I'm saying. I it's big gigantic super hair pieces. That's my personal opinion flat Panthers not nominated here. So I'm gonna go with the other marvel movie and agree with Perry of vendors. Infinity war takes it. I think just a lot of these words are not necessarily best whatever it is much as as it is most whatever it is. And there's just so many visual effects and Infinity war. I man it's a lot more subtle as good as the work is in that film. I just don't think that it, you know, it's not quite as memorable as Infinity word, the subtlety of first man is why I think I man will actually win because I agree with your points on I agree with your points and avengers. I mean, it's a big splashy superhero movie throws in everything including the kitchen sink, and what a payoff, I mean, it's a great great superhero movie special effects are incredible. But the subtleties of making a film about the Pol eleven like this. Get think about that. You know, they don't make Saturn five rockets anymore. And that launch was amazing. The walk on the moon was amazing the scene in the fifteen in the beginning of the movie where he skipping in the atmosphere. There's so much to the film where you really don't realize like are these really special effects is like actual footage the documentary on Apollo eleven. I mean, I'm not calling you crazy here. So discuss argument pull you to the dark side. Wait. Maybe you're the Dr signed not enough. I really do think that the decline in buzz regarding everything with I man of over the course the entire award season. Even though it got the nominations. I still get the feeling like it's not going to walk away with any wins. Someone else was making the argument on behalf of first man, I'd be inclined to listen more. But because it's Scott man's. I think he's being blinded by his love for Damian Chazelle. I don't think that the kademi talking about love for Damian Chazelle, and I don't not subtle about this. You know, I'm still vendors. To work on with the ventures and a nine problems loaded. I audibly voting with my heart on this one. But I am voting as well. So that's okay. On the show, everyone watching everyone watching hit me up on Twitter right now at movie, Matt's flabby note that you think I'm crazy for picking. I man for visual effects where you go in with these guys p number off or the Snyder tweet them, let us know what you think is going to win into comments tweet us. Let us know. Okay. I'm going with. I man here. Okay. I mean, okay. Let's show along there's renew Hubert kale, film editing, film editing. This is this is a very very big category. Here I think because of one film particular that was really truly saved by an editor who you voting for on editing Perry. I know what you're getting at here. And it's a good point. I this was one of the ones that I was having the most trouble with and I think what wound up tipping the scale for me in the end was the BAFTA which would make my pick vice. Okay. All right. I'm going. I this is another category. That's very tough here. You know? I think at the you're right at the editor's kind of want to make a hero out of John. Who's? Yes. However, I'm going with Perry. I think that vice in Hank Corwin are going to get it. I think it's like I said before it's not necessarily the best. But it's the most ending vite tasks that really. It's a flashy kind of style Heenan rhapsody. I dunno. If it was a new editor, I think it would stand a better chance, but Jonah Edelman who sort of been around singer for his entire run yet. The whole situation is tainted him a little bit. I think he's going to suffer the concentrate. I think that that jot Ogden's win at the ace Eddie awards four bohemian rhapsody is a strong signal that people recognize especially academy voters recognize everyone knows everyone knows Brian single was let go with two weeks left to go. And everybody knows that Dexter Fletcher came into direct those last two weeks, but everybody also knows that John Otten really did he had wrapped his head around the film. You know, he had a rhythm with singer after working with back in the Senate is the biggest drama ever. So listen, you're you're totally right. That's why here on my sheet is like one of the toughest races of night for me film editing in this category. Is this year's second. Best. Rector category. And I think that you know, it's weird question though are voters because it's the kademi at large. It's going to be voting for this award right there voters really gonna take their cues

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"hank corwin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:09 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Different understanding. Handle more mundane jobs. Overseeing bureaucracy. Foreign policy. Right. I like that. The BBC's fanzine stoke asked Adam McKay why Dick Cheney I just thought you know, it's worth one more dive in the Cheney. There's a bunch of great books that have been written. But all of her stone may w there's really never been kind of a definitive thing a film on Cheney. And so I just started reading about him, and I was astounded at how he really tracks. The change in America over the last forty or fifty years, he's Zelic like character at certain points where he's just there. And then eventually, obviously when he became vice president he had his hands on the wheel and was steering a lot of changes. And then I read his autobiography, and it's I've never read an autobiography that says less than his than Dick Cheney's. I mean, it is amazing. He he gives nothing. Everything is just the standard of fischel report the entire autobiography, and then it started striking me. And boy, this guy really doesn't want a movie made about him. This is a guy who understood the power is an always in the spotlight. That sometimes you can find deeper power in the background. But I wonder how you when you sat down to write the script, which I presume a long process, given that you heard so much to incorporate into it, did, you know, absolutely. What form the film was going to take because it shifts in so many different ways all the way through. I mean, I knew that the given the world we live in now, which I firmly believe John RAs are melting away at this point. I think there'll be a day where we look back at it's a comedy. It's a drama it's a horror film, and it'll look very antiquated. And because right now the world is so clearly all of those things at once. So I knew I wanted the movie to be unsettling for the audience, and when I say unsettling, I mean, I didn't want the audience to get comfortable like a traditional bio-pic where you know. It's that three act structure that kind of cruising speed you can hit with a movie, and I definitely didn't want that for this movie so stylistically and with my editor, Hank Corwin, we we made a choice that. We didn't want to get to lulled by the hallways of the White House by the offices. And that's why we punctuate moments where they talk about Cambodia. And then suddenly, we're in Cambodian bombs going off, and we wanted to make sure the impact and full reach of everything that was going on was constantly being felt and like all the different feelings. You have about the world as it goes on. Now, it's ridiculous horrifying terrifying. Uncertain. We wanted all those feelings in the movie as well. So we kind of knew there was a bit of an experimental quality to it coming into it with that shift in tones. But that's also what made it exciting for us. And it was exciting to chase down this mystery of Dick Cheney, and we felt like it required. These types of tools Adam McKay talking about vice my guests on today's arts, our our rights. Have Paula Morrison film, L'Opinion est rich clients, rich, a very quick appreciation. Or critique from you on vice advocates, really, interesting filmmaker. I liked what he did with the big short. And I like what he did with this one in in blurring the. John or like, he's talks about I love the fact that he doesn't come at it as a straightforward bio-pic and someone like Dick Cheney really needs to have his story told my problem with vice is that it's played out on a comical level. Almost celebrating the fact that Dick Cheney was able to do all of this. The problem is that what he did is horrific Christian is so good that you really can sympathize with them you understand why he's doing this even though it's all very opaque and weird. You know, what he's up to his very weird and his relationship with his wife, Amy Adams, who's just astonishing this is an unusual role, and you wouldn't expect her to shine quite so brightly in this kind of a side role that she's fantastic political bio-pics, Nixon JFK Lincoln, all the president's men frost, Nixon the lady I mean, there's obviously an audience appetite for them. What do you think the vital ingredient solve that make them work? I think they have to have a complexity in the central character. So you have to have a character. Who's really interesting who you can kind of identify? Fai with either love or hate the ones that don't work are the ones that are simplistic or bland like Hugh Jackman in the front runner, which was also this year and everybody before the film came out everyone thought, oh, he's a shoe in for an Oscar and everything. But then the film opened and he's he's playing Gary Hart who was a really interesting figure in American politics. But the film was bland it's not it doesn't have any of that kind of complexity fire in it. Yeah. A very good point polar Adam McKay, really plays with foam genres melting away. What he said in that interview there other relatives you admire who do similar things with foam. Yes. But I'm just hesitant about his claim. I have to say because people are always claiming that doing something new now. But I don't know that form was quite as rigid before. Now, it is true that there are a lot of films coming out these days like the social network or I Tanya that really play around structurally and very enjoyable. But I don't really think it's a new invention. What about books what about writers? So one of my favorites books of the last couple of years. Also as opposed co angle, I suppose it's Lincoln and the bardo by Jewish Sooners risen about president Lincoln whose young son died mitts based on the true story of Lincoln going to the cemetery at nights before his son was entombed to hold his body. And that's the basis of the story. But the story is told Dacia sway through the voices of of the ghost of the cemetery who observed him, so it's a multi-voice book. And when you hear the stories of the. Ghosts of the the different areas. Why they're there. They're arguments. It's the kind of thing that would be quite difficult to translate into another medium, and I was really and my that about one out from another that it is really its own thing. We got hundreds if not thousands of listeners rushing to order that book. Now, even more film now in the arts our and listen out for nothing. Mention of Adam McKay, he's everywhere. We're actually talking about Barry Jenkins his latest movie, if feels street could talk is a beautiful moving and tend to love story based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name, and it's earned three Oscar nominations for best director best picture which Barry one for moonlight in two thousand seventeen but best supporting actress best adapted screenplay and also best original score for his composer, Nicolas retell who also worked with him on main light the BBC's Miranda Sawyer asked Barry Jenkins, how they started working together. I met nNcholas. Portal through through Brad, Pitt kind of Nick was working on Adam mckay's filmed the big short. Yeah. And we were about to begin working about to begin making moonlight. With plan b is one of the producers that plan being said, do you? How to compose a picked out. I said, no, I think you should meet the sky nNcholas. I'd never heard of him. We met in downtown LA where live for a Cup of coffee, which became a glass of wine which came a couple of cocktails, and we were talking about music in talking about everything about Bach and Beethoven. But also about Yuji k and then off Davis Coltrane. And then also talking about this, Dr of music, I love cotton screwed. And I never heard anything Nick had composed. But the vibe was so clearly fuse we were just so on the same page. I was like, oh, I can work with this guy. I mean, one of the things I relax. As soon as we actually get to see some final being played. Yes. Love this happened in another of your films. But you know, it's very nice to see it in the in the film more than we kind of we here, Nina Simone. We hear mouse Davis. We hear know some great tracks me play music for someone is a very intimate experience. You know, we've kind of demystified a bit because now it's easy to take out your phone and just dial up or or or like being at home and like fast forwarding to right? The right point somebody's car. You could put it in and the right song play. And so to me selecting us on a plate for someone is a very intimate experience. And I didn't realize it. But you're right. And let me make a big deal of Kevin going to the jukebox and playing Hello stranger. He puts the coins. And you hit him dropping them song plays in here finally gets off the bed and walks over. And he drops the needle on John Coltrane is very deliberate act. And so, yeah, there's intimacy consensuality. That. I just like to ask you, I suppose what you're listening to you. Now, if you could choose any track from anything. Come.

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"hank corwin" Discussed on The Big Picture

The Big Picture

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on The Big Picture

"Bust. A couple of things happened this weekend that are relevant to the Oscar race. I'd like to talk about that, Amanda. Yeah, they have nothing to do with Glenn Close. The first thing is that on Friday. The ace Eddie awards occurred. This is the editing guilt and their awards. I spoke to Jimmy chin Elizabeth Besser early the directors mind free solo and they were on their way after we spoke last Friday to this awards turns out that they won. That's great. That was a good winner. A bad winner was the movie bohemian rhapsody somehow for dramatic film bohemian rhapsody, which is a quick poorly. Edited movie one at the Eddie awards, and you know, I've heard a couple of cases for it. I wanted to talk through it a little bit with us. I try to figure out what happened here, obviously, people are well aware now of the story of Bryan singer and his sort of. I guess unpredictable work life in that he used sort of wouldn't appear on set some days, and that ultimately was fired from this film. It sounds like about sixty five to seventy five percent the way through shooting Dexter Fletcher came in and finish the movie. So I think what you have here is you have probably a lot of footage that doesn't always cut together. Well, and so the movie is edited in such a way that as someone pointed out on Twitter in that very famous scene in which the band meets their manager for the first time sort of like, visually incoherent. Yes. And can you say the general public doesn't pay a lot of editing is not like acting or even a general sense of directing where the general public has a great handle on the technical skills involved. And so when you're getting roasted on Twitter for editing. It's you know, things are bad. If you if you notice it. Yes, editor did something wrong. Yes. There are there are exceptions to this Hank Corwin who was nominated for vice and also edited the big short has a very Connectik hard, cutting flashy style of editing that has changed. The way outta mechanics movies. That's a rare exception. When you're watching a straight ahead studio bio pic like bohemian rhapsody, and you can notice that like somebody's head is to the left of the frame in one shot into the right of the frame and another or that, you can hear voice, but that person isn't in the room, or there's all these kinds of very small dropout failures in Bloomington rhapsody, and people are always asking us like why do you this movie so much make so many people happy, it's just really badly made. And a lot of the performances are wooden and the way that it's shot is very, blah. And obviously allies this entire history of Freddie, mercury's life, and it is dishonest about the trajectory of queens career. So it's just a messy and kind of bad movie. Now, the reason that people have been citing for its win is that this is not the editors fault that this movie was shot this way or written this way or conceived. This way, the editor gets footage as a sit down and compile it in a way to make an exciting or interesting film and draughts these a big hit and somehow the person who edited the film managed to pull this off. So sort of like a since the award for. Saving the film. Yes. Yes. Now, I would argue that the award for saving the film is eight hundred fifty million dollars, which is how much money had made nevertheless, the as Eddie awards handed this down to human rhapsody. Do I think that this means it's going to be a best-picture contender even more? So not really, but if you have a guild behind you that's significant and that just means you might get more votes. Maybe I guess, I don't know. I don't really know what's going to happen at this point. It does seem like this is more of a participation trophy than a vote of excellence, and maybe the guild award goes to the oh, it's our friends. And maybe when you're voting for best picture, you're voting for something different. I'm not really sure maybe that's wrong. Yeah. I don't know. It's also notable that Romney Malik sort of kind of spoke on the Bryan singer allegations, and sort of kind of denounce them this week. I thought that was kind of a nothing story. Definitely nothing statement. Yeah. It was definitely nothing saying it's kind of a word salad who can know the mind of God as eastern hawk one set on a film, and who can know the mind of Rami Malik, and what he knew or did not know about Bryan singer before they started making this film. I think that there's probably an entire world of of legal complication around his ability to talk about this in any meaningful way. And I think people kinda underestimate that in a time when people want to have evil denounced out loud all day on Twitter, and you know, Romney because a movie star who's at the center of a huge movie, and he has a contract, and I'm sure in that contract. There's all kinds of weird language that allows you to say or not say certain things now as a famous person he has

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"hank corwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:17 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Let's get back to my interview with Adam McKay, he wrote and directed the new film vice which is about Dick Cheney and how he became one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, it stars Christian bale is Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush, so making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness you survived and seemed to be in good shape. Now, what point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished a filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the Iraq assembly of the movie Hank Corwin was working on its you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And I just realized I was not in the best shape. I put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking not a ton. But I was you know, about a half, a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working out with my trainer. And in the middle of my hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. We'll those aren't normally symptoms you think of with heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm. So I told my train hard on fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird and he left and his soon as he left. I remembered the heart attack seem shot with bail when he. Is running for congress in Wyoming in the late seventies and pale. It asked me said how do you want to do the heart attack? You want it to be a pain in the arm the chest. He goes, I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember ask him like, what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flash back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy Lord. And I ran upstairs, and I just down for baby aspirin and called nine one one. And God bless nine one one within three minutes they were there, and they had me at the hospital another three minutes after that. And the doctor was like why did you take those baby aspirin like I think he knew usually the queasy stomach thing. People don't react to that one. And I said, oh, my lead actor in our movie told me that's how that's how hard attack works and. The doctor said because you acted so quickly. You have no damage to your heart, your heart. And then he said not only that you have an extra strong heart. So he said the only dumping you're doing is smoking. So he said if you stop smoking, there's no reason you shouldn't live to be one hundred years old. So I have stopped smoking. That is the good news. And and my heart is as good as new, but man, what a scary experience. So I called Christian bale week later. And I said either you or Dick Cheney just saved my life. And the craziest thing was they took me they call it a cath lab, which I had never heard of before the catheter lab, and they take you in there. And that's where your heart. Doctor comes in your cardiologists. And this was a guy named Dr Henry is one of the best in the world. Thank god. And they get to work on you. And they're you know, they're going to clear out that blockage. And they did and they were amazing, and then towards the end I was on drugs, obviously. And for some reason, I thought it was very important that everyone at the table. No that I just done a movie about Dick Cheney. And how how ironic this is that I'm on a table having a heart attack. And of course, no one cares. But I saw sort of mumbled it. I was like this is weird. I just said a movie about tick Cheney and everyone ignored me as they should have except one voice to my right. Just after beaches said the Cheney great American. That's not the point of your movie. You know, it's I in my mind, I was like I don't want to argue with this guy that these people just say my life..

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"hank corwin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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13:06 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross. Let's get back to my interview with Adam McKay, he wrote and directed the new film vice which is about Dick Cheney and how he became one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, it stars Christian bale is Cheney any atoms as Lynch Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush there each nominated for Golden Globes as McKay for both his writing and directing McKay. Awesome made the comedies anchorman. Talladega nights and the big short. He's a former Saturday Night Live head writer, Christian bale is really fantastic in the movie as Cheney, particularly as the Bush era Cheney and some of it is the makeup and press FedEx. But he gets the voice so well, and the breathing like you can always hear Cheney when he's breathing when he's inhaling before the next phrase, he's about to speak, and he gets the. Pacing and the breathing perfectly. Right. And also, you know Cheney when he speaks. It comes out a little more on one side of his mouth and the other and Christian bell got that perfectly. Why did you think of him? I mean, physically he's the opposite type of Cheney. He's you know, he's he's got a very narrow face, or at least, I think of it as opposed to Cheney's much, you know, kind of rounder or more more square face Cheney's, heavier than bale bale had to put on a lot of weight for the role. Christian Bale's, Australian which I never remember when he's playing an American Welsh Welsh. Okay. Yes. Well, but I never remembered that he he's not like. A native American accent speaker? So why in the world did you think of him? I think you just said it I I didn't really care about him. Looking exactly like him. I was more interested in the kind of psychological build of the character. And there are just very few actors like Christian bale and Amy Adams that can do that kind of work where they really build a character, psychologically, and so it's not just mimicking gestures or mimicking motions. They know why that motion is happening. They know why that gesture is happening, and there's a psychological history to it. And there's an evolution to it. And man, I've never seen anything like it with this movie as far as getting to watch Christian put this character together as everyone on set everyday. He would walk on. This quiet reverence for what he was doing and the depth to which bell went, wow. Hey, it's I'll never forget the first day where his weight gain mixed with the makeup mixed with all the psychological work mixed with all the character work when it all came together. I just literally harass stood up on my arms. I've never experienced anything. Like it. So in your film. There was supposed to be a musical number. Sure would have been really funny. And when I read that that was supposed to be in. There got really kind of angry be edited it out. And I I really wanna see it. Okay. So it'll be a DVD extra. But how long I'm I going to have to wait for that. So tell us something about the production number. What would you can sing it? You can see some of the lyrics was so good. It was so good. We have Britney Howard from the Alabama shakes the choreographer of Hamilton. Christian bale corral. It was basically Don Rumsfeld teaching Cheney neither a bar norlander be except, you know, always a bar always borrow borough. Be and. Yeah. It was amazing. It just tone wise, and story wise did not work in that part of the filming we tried and tried and tried it almost worked, and it definitely I've had a little Pang recently. A man maybe I should have just left that in there. But the good news is it will be out with the when the release of the movie happens, and streaming DVD and all that kind of stuff, and it really is tremendous. You should call me because here's what you could have done. Okay. So you could have in the close credits had them roll over that number. So it'd be kind of like an extra within the movie. Yeah. We actually did discuss that call me. But why did you why did you not do that? Because it felt weird. It felt like you're going way backwards in the movie it felt like you're like, oh now we're back to him as a young, man. Like it didn't quite work. My daughter and her friends were so pissed they're like how could you cut that? I may have made a mistake I will openly admit that. I may have made a mistake on that one. But boy it did not quite feel right? We tried and tried that was probably our biggest cut in the movie. I mean, the nice thing is most of the other stuff state in. But that was a tough one. So making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness. You survived seem to be in good shape. Now. What point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the rough assembly of the movie, Hank Corwin was working on it. So you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And I have a company with will Farrell. Gary Sanchez, productions were always working on TV and movies. So I was doing a little bit of work producing. And I just realized I was not in the best shape put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking. Not a ton. But I was you know, about a half, a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working out with my trainer and in the middle of it. My hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. Well, those aren't normally symptoms you think of with a heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm and so I told my trainer, I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird and he left and as soon as he left, I remembered, the heart attack seem we shot with bail when he was running for congress in Wyoming in the late seventy s and pale. It asked me he said, how do you want to do the heart attack? Do you want it to be a pain in the arm the chest? He goes, I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember asking like, what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flash back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy. Lord. And I ran up stairs and Graham upstairs. You're you're having heart attacks. So you run upstairs. Yeah. I mean. Maybe run is not the right stumbled staggered. Careened? I got upstairs, and I just down for baby aspirin and called nine one one. And God bless nine one one within three minutes they were there, and they had me at the hospital another three minutes after that. And the doctor was like why did you take those baby aspirin like I think he knew usually the queasy stomach thing. People don't react to that one. And I said, oh, my lead actor in our movie told me. Heart attack works and the doctor said because you acted so quickly. You have no damage to your heart. Your. And then he said not only that you have an extra strong heart. So he said the only dumb thing you're doing a smoking. So he said if you stop smoking, there's no reason you shouldn't live to be one hundred years old. So I have stopped smoking. That is the good news. And and my heart is as good as new, but man, what a scary experience. So I called Christian bale week later. And I said either you or Dick Cheney just saved my life. Did the doctor think the baby aspirin helped? Oh, yeah. For sure. No, no. That's what they give you. And when I got in the ambulance, they gave me more. I mean, the aspirin thins the blood which allows it to get around the blockage. It's it's definitely one of the moves you want. It's not going to save your life. You still have to go to the hospital, but it mitigates damage. There's no doubt about it. Did you at any point think that your life was in danger? It's funny. You're going through an experience like that. It's such a roller coaster. You don't even really think in terms like that. It's just moment by moment feeling by feeling and there were a couple moments that got very intense where I thought oh, and I remember the one doctor saying when I was in the hospital because I started to feel better. And then all of a sudden, I did not feel better. And I remember hearing a doctor going he's having a hard right now. And I thought oh man, I could really die in this moment. And the craziest thing was they took me they call it a cath lab, which I had never heard of before the catheter lab, and they take you in there. And that's where your heart. Doctor comes in your cardiologists. And this was a guy named Dr Henry is one of the best in the world. Thank god. And they get to work on you. And they're you know, they're going to clear out that blockage. And they did and they were amazing, and then towards the end I was on drugs, obviously. And for some reason, I thought it was very important that everyone at the table. No that I just done a movie about Dick Cheney. How ironic this is that I'm on a table having a heart attack. And of course, no one cares. But I saw sort of mumbled it. I was like this is weird. I just said a movie about Dick Cheney and everyone ignored me as they should have except one voice to my rate. Just after beaches said they're chain. Great american. Of your movie. I went. You know, it's in my mind. I was like I don't want to argue with this guy think these people just saved my life. So I just went I it's complicated. For anybody who doesn't know Cheney head. I think like eight heart attacks and heart transplant. So the whole heart connection is is very very relevant. Yeah. It's pretty crazy. I mean at one point he had it basically a little EKG or little jump starter in his heart. So when he would have a heart attack. It would give his heart kick to keep it alive and had like a little computer in it. And I guess a couple of years after he had put in they were worried that terrorists could crack the computer code on his heart computer that he had in there. So they actually took that out at one point. But yeah, he had I think he had five heart attacks. But. Well, no, no, no. Transplant if you count the device they put in. I mean, you might be right. It might be that high. It's kinda hard to calculate, but he turned the nineteen seventies. When he was working in the Ford administration the youngest chief of staff in history, he was smoking three packs of cigarettes a day inning a dozen donuts every day. So. Clearly, not treating his heart that well. Well, let's take a break here. And then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us. My guest is Adam McKay who wrote and directed the new film vice about Dick Cheney, and he also wrote and directed anchorman and Talladega nights and the movie the big short, which is about what led to the financial meltdown of two thousand eight. We'll be right back. This is fresh air. Support for NPR comes from this station and from the Kauffman foundation working together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions and empower people to shape their lives and be more successful more online.

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"hank corwin" Discussed on KQED Radio

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13:21 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The Cuban government was talking about reforms. But now Cuba has a new president. And he's taking a hard line. For example. One new law prohibits Cubans from making art without a license. Three artists state the protests and got dragged off to jail one of them. She's out now tells us what it's like to be an artist in Cuba today. Her story on the world. Stay with us for thirty minutes. That's all the world comes up this afternoon at two. This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross. Let's get back to my interview with Adam McKay, he wrote and directed the new film vice which is about Dick Cheney and how he became one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, it stars Christian bale is Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush there each nominated for Golden Globes as McKay for both his writing directing McKay. Awesome made the comedies anchorman. Talladega nights and the big short. He's a former Saturday Night Live head writer, Christian bale is really fantastic in the movie as Cheney, particularly as the Bush era Cheney and some of it is the makeup impress FedEx. But he gets the voice so well, and the breathing like you can always hear Cheney when he's breathing when he's inhaling before the next phrase he is about to speak. And he gets the pacing and the breathing perfectly. Right. And also, you know Cheney. When he speaks. It comes out a little more on one side of his mouth and the other and Christian bale. Got that perfectly. Why did you think of him? I mean, physically he's the opposite type of Cheney. He's you know, he's he's got a very narrow face, or at least that's how I think of it as opposed to Cheney's much, you know, kind of rounder or or more more square face Cheney's, heavier than bale bale had to put on a lot of weight for the role. Christian Bale's, Australian which I never remember when he's playing an American Welsh Welsh. Okay. Yes. Well, but I never remembered that he he's not like. A native American accent speaker? So why in the world did you think of him? I think you just said it I I didn't really care about him. Looking exactly like him. I was more interested in the kind of psychological build of the character. And there are just very few actors like Christian bale and Amy Adams that can do that kind of work were they really build a character psychologically, and so it's not just mimicking gestures or mimicking motions. They know why that motion is happening. They know why that gesture is happening, and there's a psychological history to it. And there's an evolution to it. And man, I I've never seen anything like it with this movie as far as getting to watch Christian put this character together as everyone on set every day. He would walk on. This quiet reverence for what he was doing and the depth to which bell went. Wow. It's I'll never forget the first day where his weight gain mixed with the makeup mixed with all the psychological word mixed with all the character work when it all came together. I just literally the Harris stood up on my arms. I've never experienced anything. Like it. So in your film. There was supposed to be a musical number. Sure would have been really funny. And when I read that that was to be in there got really kind of angry edited it out, and I I really wanna see it. Okay. So it'll be a DVD extra. But how long I'm I going to have to wait for that. So tell us something about the production number. What would you can sing it? You can see some of the lyrics was so good. It was so good. We have Britney Howard from Alabama shakes. We have the choreographer of Hamilton. Christian corral. It was basically Don Rumsfeld teaching Cheney neither a bar norlander be except, you know, always a bar always borrow borough. Be and. Yeah. It was amazing. It just tone wise, and story wise did not work in that part of the film, and we tried and tried and tried it almost worked, and it definitely I've had a little Pang recently. A man maybe I should have just left that in there. But the good news is it will be out with the when the release of the movie happens, and streaming DVD and all that kind of stuff, and it really is tremendous. You should call me because here's what you could have done. Okay. So you could have in the closing credits had them roll over that number. So it'd be kind of like an extra within the movie. Yeah. We actually did discuss that call me. But why did you why did you not do that? Because it felt weird. It felt like you're going away backwards in the movie it felt like you're like, oh now we're back to him as a young, man. Like it didn't quite work. My daughter and her friends were so pissed they're like how could you cut that? I may have made a mistake I will openly admit that. I may have made a mistake on that one. But boy it did not quite feel right? We tried and tried that was probably our biggest cut in the movie. I mean, the nice thing is most of the other stuff stayed in. But that was a tough one. So making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness you survived and seemed to be in good shape. Now. What point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the rough assembly of the movie Hank Corwin was working on its you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And you know, I have a company with will Ferrell. Gary Sanchez, productions were always working on TV and movies. So I was doing a little bit of work producing. And I just realized I was not in the best shape put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking. Not a ton. But I was you know, about a half, a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working with my trainer and in the middle of it. My hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. Well, those aren't normally symptoms you think of with a heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm and so I told my trainer dawn fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird, and he laughed and as soon as he left I remembered the heart attack seem we shot with bail when he was running for congress in Wyoming in the late seventies and bail, it asked me said, how do you want to do the heart attack? Do you want it to be a pain in the arm the chest? He goes, I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember asking what what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flash back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy. Lord. And I ran upstairs and ran upstairs. You don't get your having heart attacks or you run upstairs. Yeah. I mean. Maybe run is not the right stumbled staggered a better word. Careened? I got upstairs, and I just down for baby aspirin and called nine one one. And God bless nine one one within three minutes they were there, and they had me at the hospital another three minutes after that. And the doctor was like why did you take those baby aspirin like I think he knew usually the queasy stomach thing. People don't react to that one. And I said, oh, my lead actor in our movie told me. Heart attack works and the doctor said because you acted so quickly. You have no damage to your heart your nails. And then he said not only that you have an extra strong heart. So he said the only dumb thing, you're doing smoking. So he said if you stop smoking, there's no reason you shouldn't live to be one hundred years old. So I have stopped smoking. That is the good news. And and my heart is as good as new, but man, what a scary experience. So I called Christian bale a week later. And I said either you or Dick Cheney just saved my life. Did the doctor think the baby aspirin helped? Oh, yeah. For sure. No, no. That's what they give you. And when I got in the ambulance, they gave me more. I mean, the aspirin things the blood which allows it to get around the blockage. It's it's definitely one of the moves. You wanna go? It's not going to save your life. You still have to go to the hospital, but it mitigates damage. There's no doubt about it. Did you at any point think that your life was in danger? It's funny. You're going through an experience like that. It's such a roller coaster. You don't even really think in terms like that. It's just moment by moment feeling by feeling and there were a couple moments that got very intense where I thought oh, and I remember the one doctor saying when I was in the hospital because I started to feel better. And then all of a sudden, I did not feel better. And I remember hearing Dr going he's having a heart event right now. And I thought oh man, I could really die in this moment. And the craziest thing was they took me they call it Catholic, which I'd never heard of before the catheter lab, and they take you in there. And that's where your heart. Doctor comes in your cardiologists. And this was a guy named Dr Henry is one of the best in the world. Thank god. And they get to work on you. And they're you know, they're going to clear out that blockage. And they did and they were amazing, and then towards the end I was on drugs, obviously. And for some reason, I thought it was very important that everyone at the table. No that I just done a movie about Dick Cheney. How ironic this is that I'm on a table having a heart attack. And of course, no one cares. But I saw sort of mumbled it. I was like this is weird. I just said a movie about Dick Cheney and everyone ignored me as they should have except one voice to my right. Just after beaches said the chain, great American. Of your movie. I went. You know, it's in my mind. I was like I don't want to argue with this guy think these people just saved my life. So I just went, sir. It's complicated. Ever anybody who doesn't know Cheney had I think like eight heart attacks and heart transplant. So the whole heart connection is is very very relevant. Yeah. It's pretty crazy. I mean at one point he had it basically a little EKG or little jump starter in his heart. So when he would have a heart attack. It would give his heart at kick to keep it alive and it had like a little computer in it. And I guess a couple of years after he had it put in they were worried that terrorists could crack the computer code on his heart computer that he had in there. So they actually took that out at one point. But yeah, he had I think he had five heart attacks. But. Well, no, no, no. If you transplant if you count the device they put in. I mean, you might be right. It might be that high. It's kind of hard to calculate but during the nineteen seventies when he was working in the Ford administration the youngest chief of staff in history, he was smoking three packs of cigarettes a day eating a dozen donuts every day. So. Clearly, not treating his heart that well. Well, let's take a short break here. And then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us. My guest is Adam McKay who wrote and directed the new film vice about Dick Cheney, and he also wrote and directed anchorman and Talladega nights and the movie the big short, which is about what led to the financial meltdown of two thousand eight. We'll be right back. This is fresh air. Support for.

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"hank corwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

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02:47 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Okay. So you could have in the close credits had them roll over that number. So it would be kind of like an extra within the movie. Yeah. We actually did discuss that call me. But why did you why did you not do that? Because it felt weird. It felt like you're going way backwards in the movie it felt like you're like, oh now we're back to him as a young, man. Like it didn't quite work. My daughter and her friends were so pissed they're like how could you cut that? I may have made a mistake I will openly admit that. I may have made a mistake on that one. But boy it did not quite feel right? We tried and tried that was probably our biggest cut in the movie. I mean, the nice thing is most of the other stuff state in. But that was a tough one. So making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness you survived and seemed to be in good shape. Now, what point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished a filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the Iraq assembly of the movie Hank Corwin was working on its you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And you know, I have a company with will Ferrell Keri Sanchez productions where I was working on TV and movies. So I was doing a little bit of work producing. And I just realized I was not in the best shape. I put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking not a ton. But I was you know, about a half, a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working out with my trainer and in the middle of it. My hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. We'll those aren't normally symptoms you think of with a heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm, and so I told. My train her on fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird, and he laughed and his soon as he left. I remembered the heart attack seem shot with bail when he was running for congress in Wyoming in the late seventies and pale. It asked me said how do you want to do the heart attack? You want it to be a pain in the arm the chest. He goes, I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember asking him like, what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flashed back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy Lord..

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13:07 min | 1 year ago

"hank corwin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is WNYC ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross. Let's get back to my interview with Adam McKay, he wrote and directed the new film vice which is about Dick Cheney and how he became one of the most powerful vice presidents in American history, it stars Christian bale is Cheney Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush there each nominated for Golden Globes as as McKay for both his writing and directing McKay. Awesome made the comedies anchorman. Talladega nights and the big short. He's a former Saturday Night Live head writer, Christian bale is really fantastic in the movie as Cheney, particularly as the Bush era Cheney and some of it is the makeup and FedEx, but he gets the voice so well, and the breathing like you can always hear Cheney when he's breathing when he's inhaling before the next phrase, he's about to speak and he gets the pace. Thing and the breathing perfectly. Right. And also, you know Cheney. When he speaks. It comes out a little more on one side of his mouth and the other and Christian bale. Got that perfectly. Why did you think of him? I mean, physically he's the opposite type of Cheney. He's you know, he's he's got a very narrow face, or at least that's how I think of it as opposed to Cheney's much, you know, kind of rounder or more more square face Cheney's, heavier than bale bale had to put on a lot of weight for the role. Christian Bale's, Australian which I never remember when he's playing an American Welsh Welsh. Okay. Yes. Well, but I never remembered that he he's not like. A native American accent speaker? So why in the world did you think of him? I think you just said it I didn't really care about him. Looking exactly like him. I was more interested in the kind of psychological build of the character. And there are just very few actors like Christian bale and Amy Adams that can do that kind of work were they really build a character psychologically, and so it's not just mimicking gestures or mimicking motions. They know why that motion is happening. They know why that gesture is happening, and there's a psychological history to it. And there's an evolution to it. And man, I I've never seen anything like it with this movie as far as getting to watch Christian put this character together as everyone on set every day. He would walk on. There was like this quiet reverence for what he was doing and the depth to which bell went, wow. I'll never forget the first day where his weight gain mixed with the make a mixed with all the psychological work mixed with all the character work when it all came together. I just literally the Harris stood up on my arms. I've never experienced anything like it. So in your film. There was supposed to be a musical number. Sure would have been really funny when I read that that was supposed to be in. There got really kind of angry be edited it out. And I I really want to see it. Okay. So it'll be a DVD extra. But how long am I going to have to wait for that? But so tell us something about the production number. What would you can sing it? You can seeing some of the lyrics was so good. It was so good. We have Britney Howard from the Alabama shakes. We have the choreographer of Hamilton. Christian bale corral. It was basically Don Rumsfeld teaching Cheney neither a borrower norlander be except, you know, always a bar always borrow borough. Be and. Yeah. It was amazing. It just tone wise, and story wise did not work in that part of the film, and we tried and tried and tried it almost worked, and it definitely I've had a little Pang recently. A man maybe I should have just left that in there. But the good news is it will be out with the when the release of the movie happens, and streaming DVD and all that kind of stuff, and it really is tremendous. You should have called me because here's what you could have done. Okay. So you could have in the closing credits had them roll over that number. So it'd be kind of like an extra within the movie. Yeah. We actually did discuss that call me. But why did you why did you not do that? Because it felt weird. It felt like you're going way backwards in the movie it felt like you're like, oh now we're back to him as a young, man. Like it didn't quite work. My daughter and her friends were so pissed they're like how could you cut that? I may have made a mistake I will openly admit that. I may have made a mistake on that one. But it boy it did not quite feel right? We tried and tried. That was probably our biggest cut in the movie. I mean, the nice thing is most of the other stuff stayed in. But that was a tough one. So making vice was a very eventful period for you. You had a heart attack before the movie was finished. Thank goodness you survived and seemed to be in good shape. Now. What point of the movie were you in when you realize you're having a heart attack? We had just finished filming. I think we'd raft for about a week. And it's that period where the editor is putting together the rough assembly of the movie Hank Corwin was working on its you kind of have this little week and a half two week break. And I have a company with will Ferrell Keri Sanchez, productions were always working on TV and movies. So I was doing a little bit of work producing. And I just realized I was not in the best shape. I've put on weight during the movie, I was foolish enough to continue smoking. Not a ton. But I was about a half a pack a day below half a pack a day, and it just I didn't feel good. My doctor was warning me. And I was working out my trainer and in the middle of my hands started tingling and my stomach felt queasy. Well, those aren't normally symptoms you think of with a heart attack, usually think of pain in the chest and the arm and so I told my trainer on fine. I'm fine. I'm just tired. This is just weird and he left and as soon as he left I remembered the heart attack seem we shot with bail when he was running for congress in Wyoming in the late seventies and bail, it asked me said, how do you want to do the heart attack? Do you want it to be a pain in the arm? The chassis goes. I could also do the queasy stomach. That's really common. And I remember asking like, what do you mean? I've never heard that before queasy stomach, and he goes, oh, yeah. It's very common. And so that moment just flash back to me while I was sitting on the couch, and I went holy. The Lord and I ran upstairs and ran upstairs, you're having heart attacks. So you run upstairs. Yeah. I mean. Maybe run is not the right bold. Stagger. Yeah. That's a better word. Careened? I got upstairs, and I just down for baby aspirin and called nine one one. And God bless nine one one within three minutes they were there, and they had me at the hospital another three minutes after that. And the doctor was like why did you take those baby aspirin like I think he knew usually the queasy stomach thing. People don't react to that one. And I said, oh, my lead actor in our movie told me out, heart attack works and the doctor said because you acted so quickly. You've no damage to your heart. Your nails. And then he said not only that you have an extra strong heart. So he said the only dumping you're doing a smoking. So he said if you stop smoking, there's no reason you shouldn't live to be one hundred years old. So I have stopped smoking. That is the good news. And and my heart is as good as new, but man, what a scary experience. So I called Christian bale week later. And I said either you or Dick Cheney just saved my life. Did the doctor think the baby aspirin helped? Oh, yeah. For sure. What they give you. And when I got in the ambulance, they gave me more. I mean, the aspirin thins the blood which allows it to get around the blockage. It's it's definitely one of the moves you want. It's not going to save your life. You still have to go to the hospital, but it mitigates damage. There's no doubt about it. Did you at any point your life was in danger? It's funny. You're going through an experience like that. It's such a roller coaster. You don't even really think in terms like that. It's just moment by moment feeling by feeling and there were a couple moments that got very intense where I thought oh, and I remember the one doctor saying when I was in the hospital because I started to feel better. And then all of a sudden, I did not feel better. And I remember hearing a doctor going he's having a hard event right now. And I thought oh man, I could really die in this moment. And the craziest thing was they took me they call it a cath lab, which I had never heard of before the catheter lab, and they take you in there. And that's where your heart. Doctor comes in your cardiologists. And this was a guy named Dr Henry is one of the best in the world. Thank god. And they get to work on you. And they're you know, they're going to clear out that blockage. And they did and they were amazing, and then towards the end I was on drugs, obviously. And for some reason, I thought it was very important that everyone at the table. No that I just done a movie about Dick Cheney. How ironic this is that I'm on a table having a heart attack. And of course, no one cares. But I saw sort of mumbled it. I was like this is weird. Just in a movie about Dick Cheney, and everyone ignored me as they should have except one voice to my right. Just after a beaches said Cheney great American. Of your movie. I went. You know, it's in my mind. I was like I don't want to argue with this guy think these people just saved my life. So I just went I, sir. It's complicated. For anybody who doesn't know Cheney had I think like eight heart attacks and heart transplant. So the whole heart connection is is very very relevant. Yeah. It's pretty crazy. I mean at one point he had it basically a little EKG or little jump starter in his heart. So when he would have a heart attack. It would give his heart kick to keep it alive and had like a little computer in it. And I guess a couple years after he had it put in they were worried that terrorists could crack the computer code on his heart computer that he had in there. So they actually took that out at one point. But yeah, I think he had five heart attacks. But. Well, no, no, no. If you transplant if you count the device they put in. I mean, you might be right. It might be that high. It's kind of hard to calculate but during the nineteen seventies when he was working in the Ford administration the youngest chief of staff in history, he was smoking three packs of cigarettes a day inning a dozen donuts every day. So. Clearly, not treating his heart that well. Well, let's take a break here. And then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us. My guest is Adam McKay who wrote and directed the new film vice about Dick Cheney, and he also wrote and directed anchorman and Talladega nights and the movie the big short, which is about what led to the financial meltdown of two thousand eight will be right back. This is fresh air. Support for WNYC comes from the New York review of books a journal of ideas. The current issue includes David eight bell on liberalism Francisco Cantu on the Mexican border and Kathleen shine on Gary staying guard on newsstands and at NY books dot com. You're listening to fresh air on ninety three point nine FM and WNYC dot org. 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