17 Burst results for "Hugh Lofting"
"hugh lofting" Discussed on No Such Thing As A Fish
"That's how they viewed him. You know, Christopher Plummer, the actor. Is Sound of music can stuff I guess he was paid three hundred thousand dollars not to be Dr doolittle turning, which is such an epic fail by the. By the accountants I think. So basically Harrison temporarily quit the project he decided he wasn't completely out for it and then they said, well, who do we get? We need some Hollywood giant. So they got Christopher plummer signed him up for three hundred thousand dollars. Then Harrison said L. Fine. I will do the film and so clemen never filmed the see never satellite of the dialogue but still go paid his full fee for it s a dream job is the dream job it was originally written by a woman called Helen. Winston and they re wrote it. They just completely rewrote the thing apart from they used loads of her stuff but that didn't tell her she was going to use it, and so she sued them and she got three point three million pounds out of them for that Wo- and lost nine million in the in the box office. So like a third of was just use a stealing this woman's work to actually the two people who had that works stolen from them, Christopher plummer, and this lady sounds like they were the real winners. So. Don't do do. Digital is incredibly loosely based on the series of stories written by Hugh lofting in the nineteen twenties on during the First World War and they've been new resemblance I didn't think the plots by any resemblance to the stories originally right but they are about doctor who talks to animals and it's quite sweet story. So I hadn't realized you wrote them with fighting in the trenches in World War One and he was writing letters by his children and he understand to be I'm not sure I to tell the kids about my trenches based experience, and so instead he wrote these brilliant stories about a guy who talks to animals. He was a real crusader for animal rights in lots of ways than he wants beat up three men including one who had a knife because they were trying to tame some wild horses and they would I think being especially pleasant to the holes. So yeah. Yeah. He was very strong on sympathizing with animals. He was shocked by how horses portrayed it. They did have a very bad time in the first world? War Yeah. It was the way that he saw horses being treated and they needed to be looked after by vets. But he was like, well, they can't really tell us what's wrong with them because their horses and that was kind of what gave him the idea of writing dots doolittle. but we should say if you have red dots doolittle in the last twenty or thirty years, you'll probably reading massively sanitized version of it because it is the original is extremely racist. So in nineteen, Sixty, eight was a librarian called. Soule who wrote an essay about a few different books but specifically, about Dr Doolittle who described you luffing a white racist and chauvinist guilty of all, every prejudice known to modern whites Western man. That was in the sixties and so yeah and so basically from that on. He just got pretty much counseled and. Really all his books went out print for quite long time until they got re written with a lot of the racist bits taken out. With no resemblance originals basically. But on the other unloved hoses. Yeah. UNSEE Warren pro-animal for sure. Yeah Yeah So I've been looking into talking to animals and people are doing serious work on this right now and it's really cool. So there is a new device which is trying to train basically lassie technology So the idea is that dogs will have a vest and if the person needs help can pull tab to communicate a message. Okay. So it might be someone's forward that a well, that's probably not going to be because it's anyone message on the tab that they can pull. So. For example, lots of children with autism find it very helpful and coming to have a dog and if they. Panicking or up set, it might be possible to train the dog to pull the TAB on its little vest because it can spot size that owner is upset and then that will read out the dog saying, could you please Pat me now? And then four the trump inaugural calm down to that will help so that trying to see if they can train dogs to have several different messages. So. Either could you pay me now or someone's full down well or whatever it might be. It's just those two they've coded. Way So the dog senses that the child is anxious and so then pulls the top that says, can you pass me? So the child signals there aren't just without realizing it and the dog does something to make the child come down. Exactly. When you might be anxious because the dogs just told you that someone's pulling down. I haven't mentioned this welfare. Plate red-herring the you know I was going to do this facts in a few too weak but do you know that the traditional way of preparing Melanin France was to put it down a wealth before was Mellow Melania because it came up perfectly sliced. Ball Giles, who felt that he has. No. Basically you wanted your melons be nice and cold right and they had no refrigeration but they did have a well, which was cold buttons. So they used to traditionally in France say would put them Melanin the well a few hours before then bring it up and it's nice and cold. So the Dogwood in this case have a tablet says your melon is..
"hugh lofting" Discussed on The Science Show
"And legs to constitute. Living Bridge. Darwin instantly have recognized the scene, the army ants he observed in Brazil. Exactly the same thing. Darwin later investigated the remarkable habit among ounce of taking slaves and he liked doolittle was ahead of his time in his passionate hatred of slavery among humans. It was the only thing that rows both these normally mild naturalist, a halt anger in Darwin case needing to a falling out with captain, Fitzroy. One of the most poignant scenes in children's literature is in Doctor Doolittles Post, Office Zuzana, a West African woman whose husband has been seized by Jimmy bones. The wicked flavor is discolored all alone in a tiny canoe in mid ocean exhausted weeping bowed over her paddle after having given up her pursuit of the slaving vessel. She at first refuses to speak to the kindly doctor assuming that any white man must be as evil as bones. But he cooks his her confidence and then summons out the resourceful fury of the Animal Kingdom in a successful campaign to overpower the flavor and rescue her husband. What irony that Hugh lofting books are banned as racist by sanctimonious public. Librarians. There is something in the charge, his drawings of Africans austere to Piji caricatures. Prince Bumper asked the Kingdom of the Jolly Jenky and an avid reader of fairy tales. So himself as prince charming, but was convinced that his black face would frighten any sleeping beauty wakened by his kiss. So, he persuaded Dr Doolittle to make special preparation to. Turn. His face white. Not Good consciousness-raising by today's lights and hindsight confined. No excuse. But Hugh lofting nineteen twenty simply were racist by today's standards. Some early Agatha Christie's are worse, but as far as I know unbanned. Of course, Darwin was racist to like all victorians notwithstanding his hatred of slavery. Instead of being smugly censorious, we should look to our own accepted Maurice which of our unnoticed `ISMs. The hindsight of future generations condemn. The obvious candidate is species, ISM. Dr Resembles Charles Darwin, also in his ICONOCLASM. Both UH Sanchez to continuously question accepted wisdom and conventional knowledge because of their own temperament, and also because they've been briefed by the animal. Informants. The, habit of questioning authority is one of the most valuable gifts that a book or a teacher can give a young would-be scientist. Don't just accept what everybody tells you think for yourself. I believe my childhood reading prepared me to love Charles Darwin. My adult reading finally brought him into my life. Richard. Dawkins Oxford reading from his book science in the sole celebrating one hundred years since the publication of the first Dr doolittle adventure. and. Yes. When supercooled race was different than now, we know there is only one human race. So what does Linda Burney make of those sensitivities? She's in federal parliament as shadow minister for families and social services and comes from an indigenous family. Celinda Bernie, did you actually read Dr Do the books? I didn't rate. Dr Digital Books. But I am very very familiar with them. But I wasn't avid reader as a child and read all the classics, snuggle Pot and cuddle pie the fabulous five I. think it was cold Heidi with my favorite book and of course, black. Dj, and all the rest of Yeah Heidi at the top of the mountains wearing her platz remember but. They point about Richard Dawkins suggesting that is fantasy but any one fantasy not lots of fantasies like in. Harry, Potter. But one fancy can inspire you to make it feel as if you are one of the Animal Kingdom and so introduces you to science that way. Would you agree with that would agree with that? I think that the fact that there has been the banning by some librarians of Dr Doolittle and Hugh lofting his books is not something that I would agree with I think that if you're raised history Robin, I think that you never learn from us. So do you think they should be made available? What in general without any additional? Should they have little notes put as to whether it was written a hundred years ago. Eight years was different I. Think is helpful if there is a small explanation I. Mean I think it's very easy to say we're not going to have these books in our libraries anymore because we don't like the way certain people are depicted in the drawings, but it's actually the message is from the book and I remember very clearly the twelve thirteen year old sitting in a social studies class being taught that aboriginal people with the closest example of. Manina, today that we were savages and didn't have a culture and feeling incredibly ashamed was straight out of the book that the teacher was teaching from. Now, that sort of things not acceptable. But the theory behind Hugh Lofton's books and the lessons are really important. Well, I'll just tell you a personal story I grew up in Vienna and the age of nine or ten. I was reading huckleberry Finn. There's another one and. I was so taken aback by in words that I went to the rather puzzled librarian. I, think was Austrian and said, perhaps, we should not have this in the library I. Don't know what he did, but what would you do with a book like that? I think there is a line that can be crossed. I mean, I've just been spending a bit of time looking at the old. SAJAL, if cartoons from, I think it was the post back in the sixties and seventies completely unacceptable. The language is unacceptable and you would never have them us today. But I'm huckleberry. Finn is a classic, the same as gone with the wind but I do think there are certain ways in certain sensitivities that we have today and understandings that reflect the twenty twenties, knots, the nineteen thirties, and those points need to be clearly made. That's how do you feel about the amount of reading the young people these days because I've seen it. In the paper, only the other day that it was drastically reduced..
"hugh lofting" Discussed on The Science Show
"Of Fen. TIPO. Recruited migrant birds into the world's first airmail service. Small birds carried a single letter. Each stalks carried large parcels. When his ship needed, a turn of speed thousands of birds gave him a tow. The child's imagination soared. I remember shamelessly plagiarizing this image in a school essay when I was about nine I English teacher, praise my imagination and predicted I've dropped to be a famous writer. Little Detino it from Hugh lofting. When Dr Doolittle got within range of the slaving vessel. A swallow is keen eyesight aimed his cannon superhuman accuracy. When a man was framed for murder. Dr. doolittle persuaded the judge to allow the accused bulldog to take the stand as the only witness to his innocence having established his credentials as interpreter by talking to the judges dog who devoured embarrassing secrets, only the dog could of known. The feats that Dr doolittle could achieve because of this one facility to animals are frequently mistaken for supernatural by the doctor's enemies. Cost into an African dungeon to be starved into submission. Dr doolittle grew fatter and Julia, thousands of mice carried in food. At a time with water in walnut shells and even fragments of soup, so he could wash and shave. His terrified captors naturally put it down to witchcraft, but we the child readers were privy to the simple and rational. The same salutory lesson was rammed home again, and again through these books, it might look like magic and the bad guys thought it was magic, but there was a rational explanation. Many children have power dreams in which a magic spell or fairy godmother or got himself comes to their aid. My dreams will of talking to animals and mobilizing them against the injustices that humanity as I thought under the influence of my animal, loving mother and Dr doolittle inflicted on them. What Dr doolittle produced in. Me was an awareness of what we would now call species ISM. The automatic assumption that humans deserve special treatment over and above all other animals simply because we are human. Don't. Now, antiabortionist to.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on The Science Show
"The side show, and we start with a straight as chief scientist Alan, Finkel, who wrote this a couple of weeks ago, he says. My theory is that there are a lot of good books behind every great scientist. In fact, I'm personally convinced the book is the best learning technology ever invented. Full Stop. Yes and Ellen, continues the science agrees with me reading aloud to five year old children every day advances, their reading skills almost as much as being a whole year older. And if those books get them interested in science and maths even better. Well today signed show will explore chief scientists proposition. One that confronts an ever diminishing number of book readers rather than screen scanners among our youth. And we begin with Richard Dawkins formerly professor of the public understanding of science in Oxford. And the book that really influenced him was. Here's a clue. Matthew think what it would mean. I could talk to the animals. Just. Imagine chatting to a chimp chimpanzee. Imagine talking to a Taika. Chatting to a cheater, what a neat achievement that. Talk to the animals. That net averages, maybe take an animal degree. I stop the Elephant Echo. Beagle. Alligator Guinea pig and free. I would converse polar there. I. I would see trump kangaroo. If people asked me, can you speak right now? I'd say of. Count You. Rex Harrison as Dr Doolittle a book by Hugh Lofting, and it's now one hundred years since talked doolittle had his first adventure with Parrot Polynesia. Author Hugh. lofting was a Brit though he read engineering at Mit in Boston Massachusetts. His brother. Hilary. lofting by the way was also a writer and came to live in Australia. Here's Richard Dawkins himself telling the story of his own delight in doolittle, which I must say matches mine. In two thousand and four, the literary agent, and Impresario of Science John Brockman invited his unrivalled circle of intellectual correspondence to contribute to when we were kids a collection of essays on how a child becomes a scientist. Since I plan one day to write a proper autobiography, it ended up being split into two and appetite for wonder, and we've covered in the dog, my essay for the Brockman collection did something different? I. Chose to Extol one particular children's author who I believe influenced me. I wish. I could say that my childhood in East Africa turned me onto natural history in general and human evolution in particular. But it wasn't like that. I came to science late. Through books. My childhood was as Narran. It'll. As you could expect, give that I was sent away to boarding school at seven. I survived that experience as well as the next boy, which means pretty well, some tragic exceptions were lost in the bullied tale of a distribution. and. My excellent schooling finally got into Oxford. That Athens of my riper age as driving said notwithstanding his Cambridge, education. Home Life was genuinely Delic I in Kenya then salon. Now, Malawi, then England on the family farm in Oxfordshire. You were not rich, but be one poor either. We had no television that was only because my parents thought with some justice, there were better ways to spend time. And we had books. May, be obsessive reading imprint salava words in a child and may be later assist the craft of writing in particular I. Wonder whether the fomative infants that eventually led to my becoming a zoologist might have been a children's book. He will offerings the adventures of Dr Doolittle, I read again and again along with its numerous sequels. This series of books did not turn me on two sides in ended direct sense, but don't do it as little as a scientist greatest naturalist and a think of restless curiosity. Long. Before either phrase was coined. He was a role model who raised my consciousness. John doolittle was an amiable country doctor who turned from human.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on The Flop House Podcast
"Wow So do you have any funny behind the scene stories about you? Just have anything funny about it. Nothing is funny this all things. We'll please stay on the please. You had your time. Now let me have my time. Excuse me excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me Sir. Excuse me excuse me now for the audience at home. I do have a tiny puppet on my finger to mention is somehow. It's more annoying than if he was just doing the voice that he has up on his finger that he is continuing to move around as he talks. Because I'm a professional just reeling from the news that this movie had sub plots that were cut out and re. I didn't show that was not like apparent at all while it was crazy. Originally doolittle didn't even talk to animals. That was something they added. It was about a guy who thinks he can talk to but he can't really in the animals are like what does this guy think he understands. Just say how long is this going to go on? So I think it's time for you to for you to head out. I should probably start with a summary of the movie. Okay well I've got some other funny stories. There was a time John Goodman stop by but we didn't recognize him because he had all this makeup on him and we thought it was the guy from parasite. It's the same guy really. Yes the same guy. Oh Wow okay. Well I'm just GonNa go and now see a guy out of the data is slow screen. I just to still and he's off. I want to provide a little more background just to say that this is. I mean like the Dr Doolittle novels are by Hugh lofting and they began in the first one was published in nineteen twenty. The final was published in one thousand nine hundred fifty two their fifteen books And you know. Some of the books were posthumous collecting stories that he left behind. You GotTa Admire Anybody's work ethic when they keep writing after they've died it's like in English an Englishman and it comes out through stories. They have a certain. I don't know they've got. The same vibe is like Mary. Poppins I think in a certain way like other English children's stories of the same basic period. There's a little bit. There's a little bit of Bab are in it too. In the sense of it is the purpose of white Europeans to train all animals and people to be like them which does not age well in the books. I remember loving those books when I was a kid but I wasn't really thinking about what you know. What rights does a giant when little shows up to meet him leap in a book where he goes to the moon? Am I right in thinking about probably Dr Doolittle in the moon and I'm reading I just found this first sentence? The plot summary Dr Doolittle has landed on the moon. One page one. I mean gets down to business so that for it. Well the thing was. They had found a sort of alien monolith on the Moon. And they needed Dr Doolittle to come talk to it. And he's the only one understood that language So Dr Dolittle is a movie different movie. This is doolittle. Soya's Eddie Murphy. In it there's two previous Dr Dylan more rex Harrison the REX Harrison movie from the late sixty s which in the great book pictures at a revolution and in the great book the studio they talk about respectively. It's Oscar campaign and the making of I should've named the books in the pre in the reverse order and it was one of these. It was kind of one of the last gasp of the studio system where they were like. We're GONNA make real big budget family friendly musicals and now we're GONNA force the Oscars to nominate them. And then there's the Dr Doolittle with Eddie Murphy. Where it's pretty much just the name of the fact that they can talk to animals. I think that's because he's not in the books. He's not really a doctor izzy. I can't remember. Oh He's a veterinarian. Also but he's not like a doctor right whereas I believe in the Eddie Murphy Movie. As in this he is in any. He's like a surgeon he's like a human surgeon has long repressed his ability to speak to animals nor did his whole life until now. That's the other thing is in the doolittle books and in this one. It's a skill you can learn anyone who pays close attention animals. Learn talk but in Dr Doolittle. It's like more of a Drop Dead Fred type ability. Now hold on I. I'm going back to the first book just to get a little context. He is a respected physician and quiet battler living with his spinster. Sister Sarah in these small English village of cuddle puddle. Be on the Marsh. Okay see I thought he was a doctor of literature. Or something like that Ron doolittle md. Here okay I mean. I'm surprised they didn't name this movie. John doodle md. And make it like a gritty reboot of the doctor story. Yeah where he likes. Md students were massive doing dog. I mean that would be kind of gritty anything. It sounds Pretty Gritty Mama and donny voice. I'm a doctor of Penis having so the so let's get into. This is the newest version of and they make a few strange decisions with the story and the performers make some very strange decisions with their performances. And well let's get into it because it's kind of all over the place. We begin as most great movies. Too with a prologue. That explains who all the characters are and all their backstory. So that later when the other characters are piecing together the clues. Why Dr Doolittle has secluded himself from humanity? We the audience already know all of this and it is boring but this it's this is the best part of the movie. This animated prologue. That looks beautiful where they explain. It's narrated by Emma Thompson. Who of course throughout the movie is a parrot where it talks about how Dr Dolittle he was a famous doctor? Who could talk to animals? He hadn't explorer girlfriend named Lily and she's kind of like a I don't know what would you call like a like a cutthroat island? Gena Davis type you know which based on the way stresses and Kind of a lady lady pirate buccaneer explorer and they marry unfortunately she dies at sea shades of frozen there and he becomes a recluse with his animals and sort of Tim. Burton esque wonder emporium of a house. That has some like st steam punk conveyor belts and things like that and it made me realize it's like it's like semi Rodeo SCOPE. So it's kind of a good introduction for your kid before you show them and dark for instance the the computerized wrote a scoping and the presence of Robert. Downey junior together. Make it impossible. Live on the standard argument is I was talking recently to my wife about scanner darkly and how Robert Downey Juniors performance in that is so good and part of it is because he's so great and it was at a time when he was coming back from rock bottom and so he is not automatically the coolest hippest dude in the. He's not iron man in it and I was like oh I forgot. He can play characters other than iron man and so good in that whole phase of his career at like starting with the scene detective and up to. Ironman like when it was basically just I duNno. It's like when some basketball player like tears their Achilles and they're gone for a while and they come back and you're like oh like right. This guy is incredible like we've he's just BEEN UNTAPPED FOR YEARS. I would the he I would call it the proving they should ensure me for the production period like Kiss Kiss Bang. Bang good night. Good luck in a scanner darkly Zodiac right like that whole run prior man is very exciting. He's so good in in Zodiac and then he makes ironman and he's great as iron man but it's like now it's sister its iron man is to him. Kind of what Jack Sparrow. Is Johnny Depp? Where people were like. Oh we love this performance. Do just that from now on. It's so funny. That you bring up Jack Sparrow because Robert downey junior accent in this movie too little makes me yearn for the careful. Enunciation of checks is it and this is. This is the major one of the major performance problems. And we'll get to it when it's more important. I guess but Robert. Engineers made the decision to one put on kind of a strange well. She talks to do every line in a hushed whispery tone even when he's irritated so instead of being like animals. Leave me alone. He's like animals leave alone and it was like why. Why does it always sound like Shrek is whispering at me? I don't understand some are tape so I though we meet stubbins a boy who also loves animals even though his dad is just wants him to hunt. All the time stubbins is what I ended up. Realizing is a totally unnecessary character. As we'll find out He accidentally shoots squirrel and rather than put the CGI squirrel out of its misery. Like his heartless. Dad does he instead follows doolittle's parrot polly Emma Thompson. Who appears out of nowhere as if like Mary poppins or Nanny? Mcphee magical being and leads to doolittle's estate which is full of CGI animals and Stubbins. I got to tell you doesn't seem particularly. Amazed is to suddenly see elephants giraffes wandering around in English estate. He takes it pretty much in stride the way you would take like he reacted to the way. I would like you. See A busker on the street in New York. Where for an instant? It distracts your attention. And then you're like Not Interested in that and turn your head away so he gets caught Shriek at the press presence of guerrilla. Yeah as long would Shriek A. And he gets caught in the net because they are. There's a trap there I guess for. I don't know poachers or somebody. Okay doolittle now. We finally get to really meet him. He is recluse bearded and his animals help him get dressed in a kind of weird take on the scene and sin in Snow White or Cinderella with animals help address or both sleeping beauty but also maybe all of those look Disney princesses cannot without the help of animals. We know that a little bit of a big adventure thrown in there and made me realize so. He's big adventure. I remember as a kid seeing that sequence where his breakfast gets made by his weirdo machines and it was so amazing is listening to our podcast is so matty discolored Weirdo machines. Like say my name. Asshole say my name one legacy. This is the one thing I'm remembered for. Please has a fellow Jew. Remember me and I'm like hey buddy I'll put a stone in your grave like leave me alone so my parents and ours. So but that the. I don't think I've seen ever since then like a kind of steam punky clockwork Rube Goldberg thing. That has captured that level of magic. And why do you think that is as curious what you think that this unless this this really hit you with a sense of wonder and possibility this secret? I'm the thing is actually you think of that as like kind of a frantic in certain ways but it takes it slow you you watch every individual thing happen and you're like there's there's a physicality everything that happens like it feels like that is an actual machine rather than some CGI creation because they didn't use and also like it leads up to the joke. Where peewee it's an incredibly small amount of breakfast before and then wipes mouth with a Napkin very late? When I was a kid that my sister and I that's all you do after we ate was just take Napkins and lightly dabbed the corners house like he does and we'd leave all this food on our face it also like it reflects his personality right. It's silly and overly busy and like like he's he's very invested in it and it's funny whereas like I feel like doolittle is not even. He's so laconic and uninterested in his magical house full of magical animals like it seems like these things are happening to him. Yeah and we talked about his dead wife before but I do think I wanna take a moment and talk about how like so. This is why he's withdrawn from the world. And I do not understand. This need for movies to give these kind of magical characters tragic backstories like if you think about say willy. Wonka right lake Charlie and the chocolate factory like really walk. It doesn't have the arc they're like Charlie has what the closest to an arc in that movie. Willy Wonka is just this magical Pixie. Who is himself and doesn't mean to have a reason to be that way. And and like I feel like doolittle like it should be the same thing. Like Dr Dolittle Dr doolittle no needs to be like oh he has a dead wife and that's motivating the action of this movie to some degree. Dan. I was reading variety the other day and there was this article saying studios. Have all these fridges? Lying around and you just gotTa Losing money on this fridges. They don't put wives girlfriends and assorted parents in there. I also remember Tim. Burton.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on WGN Radio
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weeks to hit our first sort of big budget military grade stink bomb of twenty twenty I have to say before we jump into this I can I can not believe who wrote and directed this movie yeah hello guest my next next send I can literally yeah okay the director and co writer is a man named Steve Geoghan who will one Oscar a few years ago for leading traffic he also directed the couple films before this Syriana and golds of course he seems uniquely qualified to re work the character of Dr John do little who was the central figure of the series of children's books by it by Hugh lofting going back to the nineteen twenties and his adventures in communicating with animals and a few humans to have been adapted to the big screen if the few times already most famously rex Harrison in the sixty seven musical doctor Doolittle than a pair of doctor Doolittle films starring Eddie Murphy but this latest incarnation stars Robert Downey junior is the famed nineteenth century physician whose wife passes away said the staff to wait seven years earlier than when we need him and ever since then he's confined himself to a life of solitude behind the walls of this country's state where he lives and communicates with a variety of common and exotic animals very often in their languages although thankfully we we hear most everything in English eventually young queen Victoria's played by Jesse Buckley falls gravely ill and her I get young ward lady rose is dispatched to pull do little out of hiding in and to cure her majesty's so rose arrives at his house about the same time as a local boy does name Tommy and he he's seeking the doctors help as well because he shot a squirrel whose ways by Craig Robinson who we accidentally shot that while being forced to go hunting by his family anyway so so while he isn't moaning and screeching with the animals the first thing you said a notice about Robert Downey junior's performances is weird choice of accent which sounds vaguely Scottish and I think I think the person that doctor Dougall sort of based on was Scottish but I've never heard anyone try this accent before he it when we first meet him he's kind of like long bearded wild man male height I coulda hiding from all outside visitors but eventually he does sort of himself and save the squirrel's life and agreed to help out the queen as well any takes this young kid Tommy is his sort of provisional apprentice the sights and sounds of doctor Doolittle conversing with animals ranging from sort of a dog wearing glasses is voiced by Tom Holland to a gorilla with PTSD whose voice by rami Malek there's a polar bear the John Cena voices arguing with the Astrid to command on Johnny does it I guess they're all supposed to bring us the sense of wonder and amazement instead the film is just a colossal bomber do little is he is in a deep depression for most the film because his wife has died and he anybody's also so in love with how weird the movie is also sort of in love with how weird it thinks it's being and how edgy it is and it kind of takes the wind out of every possible aspect of this movie might be fantastical the two younger actors spend most of the time on screen to sort of staring at things with with wonder in big eyes but Basil the big guys only really shows how empty their souls are because it's just they're just so people talk about stereo typical child actors we're talking about these two and IT maybe they could be better with deferment terra who knows anyway do little one with his animals sort of set out on this adventure to acquire some medicinal ingredients from a rare treat as needed to save the queen something of a conspiracy going on that involves some of the queen's close advisers including one played by Jim Broadbent as well as our personal physician who's played by Michael sheen who and then there's like they get to this island did where the trees filter this like a pirate king played by Antonio Banderas reminding us why he's never been off Oscar nominated before this this week and and there's a tiger in it that were voiced by ray fines of the dragon in I don't know that there's really there's no shortage of voice acting talent in the movie and when you add to that whatever for is Guillermo Navarro who is gear Modell Toros regular cinematographer but he's also lends two of the three night at the museum cells which actually when you watch this makes a lot of sense the Danny Elfman's score I mean like the makings of a damn fine film here so you'd think but instead we get like this cluttered noisy dark thing with with not much of an adventure to speak of hi I was watching Robert Downey intently at times just looking for any clue John do little might be thinking other than should have the generics sadness honest to god the the Craig Robinson squirrel emotes more than Robert Downey junior does in this movie and there's a couple funny line deliveries by some of the voice actors and that's largely what makes the film even in any way watchable the F. animal effects are really unimpressive the action sequences are sparse and in desperate need of some inspiration and by the end I was bored I was miffed I was exhausted by watching so many good people work so hard to achieve mediocrity that's doctor Doolittle guys already too little too late yeah Nick to Julie here and it's Steve and Eric and Tom hush is producing we're here until love for and that we're doing the Sunday night slash Monday morning reviews as we do every week and again it's the next Julia show all right Eric where do you stand on too little yeah I mean I I think sometimes movies come along in this movie's been kind of sitting on the shelf for awhile and no one knew when it was going to come out and re shoots in problems of the production you know that's sometimes supersedes whatever quality or failure that the movie is ultimately going to this is kind of rest on and the I I you know I'm not saying that that's not important because I think that is the you know you give them the right sometimes to be angry that a hundred and seventy five million dollars was spent on a production like this and this is the end result you know but at the same time the other than like a weird level about extra outrageous things sometimes the movie that is just really just kind of really just more in yeah I wouldn't I mean after ninety minutes which is really all this movie really is that one exactly exhausted I was just kind of sat there slump in my seat Joe field trying to think that if this movie really appeal to children yes it's got all these talking animals and some great voice talent behind them not that they would know who any of them are but you know I mean I I just I kept thinking the entire movie going back to the Eddie Murphy do little movies which is kind of what you tell once like split the difference between being the kind of fantastical adventure type of story of bat the of the it would be going back to the rex Harrison this film but then inserting humor and you know the the modern humor of the Eddie Murphy movies.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Adjunct professor of film at UW Milwaukee Duane Dudek doing not too many movies opening up this week but a couple big names coming out yeah how do little of course I guess if you include the original book which was written in nineteen twenty by Hugh lofting this is the fourth iteration of the star everybody knows that the man could talk to the animals it was making films with rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy and I think sixty seven to nineteen ninety nine and Robert Downey are probably really interested in this first post Avenger Iron Man role but really the reviews so I we're so happen to have it one review give it zero stars one review in variety called it a frenetic crash kids play charms star been overly complicated and another call the downright sloppy predictable and obnoxious so clearly do little brand name two of them too little and Downey but this is clearly a case of buyer beware well the other movie that's coming out is another addition to one that has been out for a long time really a long time the body politic bad boys for life Martin Lawrence and Will Smith of the original was in ninety five and the sequel was in two thousand three but the the reviews to this have been a little more kind of basic Klay agree the action is overblown but the the friendship at the heart of the home is sincere and heartfelt buddy flicks require option personalities in here Smith is the hard edged cowboy and Lawrence has become a family centric planned while they're trying to it's partners scheme to avenge something or another and the actors are credited with having considerable chemistry but that's about the best thing about the reviews say well earlier this week we got the Oscar nominations the awards ceremony is still weeks away and whatever these awards are announced the nominees there always seems to be some snow on on favorite is always left off the list and there've been several a notable one Robert De Niro who is really the glue that holds the the Irishman together was not he hasn't won an Oscar since nineteen eighty and raging bull another expected nomination with Adam Sandler for unpacked jams about a jeweler with compulsive gambling problem it's probably the best thing he ever did or will ever do this is probably as one shot an Oscar nomination at the other extreme women of directors they were totally ignored a notably Greta girl way for little women which was nominated as Best Picture and which is really in my opinion a director than on tour in the October the film and little women is her vision of this classic book are very personal bill Maher part quite an oversight but also neglected Merial Heller who directed the Mister Rogers movie a beautiful day in the neighborhood and I maybe I I don't know I can't a woman named Lulu Wayne who directed a really beautiful song called the farewell which start off what Deena who was also a and lastly I'd say that there was you know I I overlooking the people of color in the acting categories Lupita nyong'o certainly could have been nominated for us Russia's performance playing two characters basically that Jordan Peele horror film in any Murphy indole might show up well no more but the arguments will be settled out covering nine well now that the nominees are out people are probably gonna be more interested in seeing these films these performances where in Milwaukee can they see it you know one three nominations are announced a lot of these films would come back in the theaters even though they were released earlier this year on the newest film just really of course won a golden globe for Best Picture nineteen seventeen very worthwhile action film I was playing at the Downer told with a five speed Marcus theatres AMC total rabbit is in town is at the counter the markets and the aim see it comes out on DVD are more important when I think DVD these are all about the same time of the available for streaming Ford workers Ferrari is playing down at the markets in AMC theatres on January twenty eighth on DVD parasite Best Picture nominee is showing at Marcus and AMC it is also already streaming AMC Mayfair is the only theater in counseling all the dog barks painting glory nominated as Best Foreign Language Film and Antonio Banderas as Best Actor it's it's really really I would recommend seeing that once upon a time in Hollywood I it's on DVD it's also plain jokers on DVD also playing in town Marcus there's little women at the oriental markets the plaques bear times and merit story an Irishman of course are on Netflix so up slightly social started streaming already so you have plenty of opportunities well let's move over to the TV side here a bit of a busy week when it comes to do is show premieres well you've got to sag awards tonight a new show called Lone Star nine eleven Lone Star with rob Lowe and liv Tyler spin off Avenue five an HBO series with by the beat creator Armando Iannucci about a cruise liner in space in front of a parity and curb your enthusiasm returns tonight he's not Larry Davis there's a new series with Aquafina on Wednesday Comedy Central called Aquafina is I'm Nora from queens semi autobiographical sitcom but a young Asian woman growing up in New York and that the Sauls already been renewed and on Thursday the much anticipated Star Trek the card at a store returns that the starkly captain twelve years after the next generation of faces appearing will include people from the actual Brent Spiner loneliness and I Jonathan Frakes he's directing I think as well fun back then the novelist Michael Chabon is the show runner up for us the card and he will several episodes might be my reason to finally get CBS all access but to finish things up here I don't know if rod Serling would be proud of the addition to the Twilight Zone series yeah it is like an episode of The Twilight Zone you know that the new series by Jordan Peele into streaming on I believe CBS all access I and the young doctor's name the soapy may who is the daughter of publicity Hoffman and William H. Macy is going to appear in season two and apple called among I'm try I mean she was of course the focal point of her mother's participation in the college admissions scandal last year her mother paid fifteen thousand dollars to rigor university entrance exam and was sentenced to fourteen days in prison while her daughters will die you can follow Dwayne check out his movie and TV reviews anytime at the detective bites on Twitter and Facebook the Packers headed to the bay area for the.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"New movie do little looks in on a certain Victorian doctor who loves animals so much that he's learned to speak their language Doolittle became such a favorite of the queen of England that she granted him his own state but when his beloved wife lily dies while off on a sea journey everything changes in a man's life he Hermansson self away behind the high walls of do little manner with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company when the young queen falls gravely ill however a reluctant do little is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure he and his animal friends must find the very thing that his wife lily was seeking when she met her demise this will indeed be the hardest journey that doctor Doolittle has ever taken available you can based on British author Hugh lofting this book this pic is a rollicking talking animal adventure featuring a quirky animal talking guy it's the sort of pick the kids will forgive and adults will pretty much forget the jokes can feel a bit molting and the kid lessons are a little flighty but it's colorful broad fun that's at least worth a cheery Hong growl earthquake so we'll get do little of four out of five for family friendliness read the full review at plugged in dot com slash radio plugging you into the movies I'm Bob all just keep our focus on the family's plugged in.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Can get ceiling. Special that is a real reaction That was a real reaction to got some homeless due to dig out from the window. That's amazing the future you're GonNa Mary Charlie Sheen Awesome. And he's GonNa he's GonNa look special. Oh yeah so. That's going to be drunk. Show this Friday on double toasted dot com twitch. But this is going to be for the people who are keeping our archives going on double toasted dot com. You will have to subscribe to get that and we will see you guys over there. Eight o'clock this Friday to watch. Tammy and the T rex. You know that good name Donna. Zone even doesn't walk once in that whole movie walk didn't even I. I can't wait. Wait was that is bullshit. If he doesn't eat anybody has to. I think that's why they have already version. I have no desire to see this movie and yet I'm dying to see the diversion. I want to see you too man if look if they have it because I think the R rated version is is a shutter exclusive. So they have. I have shutter so if I you know if I want to watch it I can but I don't know we can watch it outside of shutter. So yeah we have to watch this the version that we get on what that's going to be but we'll we'll see we'll soon the shelter start running things ever since they had expensive lawyers like shutting down. That's that's I mean I task boy you the chair with me trouble do record Anita Anita ball they do it Bouli dish it. Yeah yeah that's what. I heard that there was already verged on. Uh so we'll see we'll see what happens. Ebbs and you know it could be. They just put cussing in it. Yeah that could be too good to see the Tammy's Friday Friday Yup. Yes it is K.. Wait to watch all right go ahead. We'll do a quick commercial break and we'll we'll be back for reviews of doolittle and bad boys for life and we'll do that right eight after this message. Oh thing is man. I don't WanNa get drunk like like I did that last one. Yeah you don't WanNa do that that last minute last one that we did. I remember the last one. We took some challenges from the audience. I drink a half bottle bullet and I was like fuck do that did you. Yeah I think it was the last movie. Oh I know what the last one was but I know that one I think that was PD. We draw the one. Ah guzzled down that bottle boy yes yeah it was. It was like somebody gave two hundred dollars me like Polish off. The Shit's half the bottle of bullet and I did it. Man That Shit with that harsh it is people like to go. Yeah Man. Bullet tasted bullet a year ago. It was like you know what when it's not mixed with coke this is actually you really strong nest into smooth this. I hate it but yeah I don't hate it but it ain't it ain't smooth breath and welcome back. Everybody we talked last Bible show we talking about Scriptures and whatnot like that you know not into we talk about the songs Psalms Bulletin Guy Bottle to the head uh-huh and hope to load up. You saw people priest priest simulate you guys talking about that is about. It is not got it is it is so they just made a demo or commercial. Y- that this coming out they just got pushed back like in all these Games get pushed back all the time I mean true. They get pushback because it's not done. The date that they selected was too soon or adding. Adding things I don't know I don't know it's not like anybody's out there. And just you know the clamoring for pre stimulating. We were we were. We were to make fun of this but yeah I don't know man. I don't know we'll see we'll see yoga Rahab later. Raya Ray Ray a tow. What am talk about Tony Royle? Thank you bye. Columbine his property and there he is he is he wanted to go see bad boys for some reason and and he'll join us for the review later whilst GonNa talk about his big award. Oh yeah that he got yeah. We're sitting amongst the celebrity yet. Yeah Yeah Yeah he Ray got what was it. 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Yeah now that is man. That is congratulations on their. We'll be talking about that in a little while Grammy Award winning you go man well. Isn't that exactly the grammys. But he's on his way they people say that once. You Win the Austin Award for best this album. The grammys are right around the corner. Man Right around the corner. He's going to be on a he's going to be easy and everybody else man. Losing his fucking mind. uh-huh keep promise when you hit it big man you will not do some shit. Oh please man so if you act like con- you lose my fucking he already had A. NRA Israel pinned it in here the other day you came with that. What does that remedy look back? He's like he has like is in our and that's where it begins. Nah Man Ms Toll Road. It'll be fun it'll be fun man. Glad to have him here. Pardon me all right. Let's go ahead go ahead and get into now see we got everybody's joining us here. Now everybody's in Drake's not real quick and algae's little bit little bit little bit. I WANNA be clear for people out there. These movies respect Mar.. 'cause I I got a Lotta Shit to say about these motion pictures that we about to watch. Oh let's see here The Saga Dr Doolittle continues more for years. You know they got at the book that came out in Nineteen twenty the voyages of Dr Doolittle Hugh lofting that was nineteen. Twenty one ever since. Then he's like you you know what is one thing. It's one thing to to read about the animals talking about that animals are talking. People got his what these animals have got to say. I believe the first movie was nine hundred. Sixty seven right yes something. Rex was ex- Harrison Rex Harrison Rick Harrison. A lot of people. You kinda young out there. Some of you probably remember this version which came on nine hundred sixty seven s before the Eddie Murphy Shit. They came out this close to the book because took place in that time period. Dumbo.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"AMD and the the more famous we know is a red headed sister the more famous one raggedy Ann board was born as a doll were their trademark red yarn in here in but not as in nineteen fifteen and a book in nineteen eighteen soon after in nineteen twenty raggedy Andy was introduced to the public the adorable do was created by cartel cartoonist and illustrator Johnny gruel who wrote more than forty books featuring them so she looks pretty good for being a huh yes he does he's over a hundred a hundred little work done yes you had a lot of work done snap on tools day snap on tools a popular to manufacture which now supplies the automotive marine aviation and railroad industries started life in nineteen twenty in Milwaukee in response to the growing automotive culture and thus the need for car repairs in America the product was unique and it had five unique handles and ten sockets that snapped on interchangeably tell you got their name doctor Doolittle we know who doctor Doolittle is the most most of the animal communicating doctor do little for the famous movies which by the way there's a latest version is gonna be released next year twenty twenty right the first book in the legendary series the story of Dr do little being the history of this peculiar life at home an astonishing ventures in the foreign ventures in the form part was written it was illustrated by British author Hugh lofting a full century ago I loved that movie as a kid the first one with your hair should your details and yes I do not like the one with Eddie Murphy I'm not so sure I'm gonna like the one with the Robert John Downey Jr Iron Man cannot be doctor do little we'll just see about that Marable he's doctor and come on he he he cannot be is a smart aleck he's a professional smart aleck I think you're right in all right in nineteen twenty the Curtis candy company refashioned it's candy cake into the baby Ruth candy bar became the best selling confection it it's five cent confectionery category by the late nineteen twenties but it was invented one hundred years ago in twenty four Swisher you gonna say fruit cake nettle fruitcakes still it's still saying fruitcakes been around for a hundred years but other than that no sorry no I do not do fruitcake all right coming up it's seven fifty were checking with that some news correspondent Michael Bauer get the latest on GOP senator Lisa more Caskey says she's disturbed by Mitch McConnell's comment about an impeachment trial in the Senate Garcia is making it easy to hold on you E. ninety two E. optimum they just two seventy five down and only two seventy five a month like a twenty nineteen to use a rental just two ninety five down and only two.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"Question ten? The Charleston was a dance named after a city in what state number ten to Charleston was a dance named after a city in what state. You're bonus question to close close out this quiz on the roaring twenties two points Garrett Morgan invented what in Nineteen twenty-three your hint is two words less crashes number number eleven for two points Garrett Morgan invented what nineteen twenty-three hint is less crashes. Those are all your questions games for today's quiz from the nineteen twenties. We'll be right back in just a second with the roaring answers here. We go everybody back with the answers to the roaring twenty twentieth quiz. Here's question number one. Hugh lofting wrote what novel one thousand nine hundred and it's also an upcoming Robert Downey junior movie the answer they would be Dr Doolittle. I have not seen a extended extended trailer. I'm sure it'll be fine. But hopefully R D J can really shine onscreen again. After the avengers movies Dr doolittle number number one number two and nine hundred twenty six route sixty six was created to run between what to major cities Chicago and L. A. Chicago and La. Some people say route some people say route I go back and forth number three and nineteen twenty seven Edwin Perkins invented what drink mix in Nebraska. It was Kool aid with K Kool aid which my mom used to buy packets packets and packets and keep them until they expired and then keep them even longer after that number. Four larger comedian starred in films called the butcher boy coney island out west Fatty arbuckle fatty arbuckle. You should read a book called I fatty by Jerry Stall got it for Christmas probably ten years ago really good book. That is a kind of a It's like a fictionalization of his life. But it has a Lotta true stuff in it but it's it's not exactly true so check that out. I fatty number five. What famous three word piece George Gershwin came out in one thousand nine hundred eighty four? That would be rhapsody in blue number. Five number five. I remember learning about that kind of stuff. Classical music can and just music. At Revolution revolutionize the world in grade school like fifth through eighth grade and then I feel like never again I feel like I never learned any any more about that in high school or college or anything number six. who was the last president of the decade? That'd be Herbert Hoover number six. Herbert Hoover number six number seven. What killed Houdini in? Nineteen twenty six botch trick measles drowning or appendicitis it was the latter appendicitis number seven number. Eight what was Al Capone's full first name that was short for Alfons A. L. P. H. O. N. S. E. Alfonse Capone number nine. Jack Dempsey was a well known athletes. What sport during the twenty s boxing? He was a boxer. Jack Dempsey Great. Boxing name never tend to Charleston was a dance named after a city in what state that will be South Carolina South Carolina and for two points. It's Garrett Morgan invented what in one thousand nine twenty-three your hint was less. Crashes and the answer there was traffic signal Garrett. Morgan invented the traffic signal. So there you go. Those are your answers to the roaring twenties quiz for today. Hope you had fun playing along with the episode. If you liked the show do me something for free. Give me a favor go over to I tunes and leave a review. That'd be very cool to help get more eyes and ears on the show I tunes reviews. Think we're at one sixty right now. which is very very helpful and we stay on the top of those those search results by more reviews and more people searching for the show? So thank you for doing that if you've already done it and if you haven't even listened for a while do me that favor for Christmas mistime. Just leave a review on itunes. 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"hugh lofting" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"Play out loud with a friend partner or a whole group. Someone told me that they listen to this show with their trivia team to kind of practice for the local pub quiz night that they play in their hometown. So that's a great use of the show and also just Kinda gets your brain going if you're a big game show person. I am sitting in a green room right now. The Brea Improv in southern California Brea California to be exact and I getting ready go on and do some Trivia for a company's Holiday Party this company is doing like an hour-long keynote before I go on so I'm just kind of hanging out and I got here extra early so I thought I'll catch up on some podcasts. So today we have eleven questions for you on the roaring twenties I use this as one of my live Trivia nights last week and it went pretty well and and I think I use this round maybe three or four years ago when I first started really getting into the Trivia hosting as well I think I got asked to do like a speakeasy each show like a little whiskey bar that had a hidden room towards the back. Like to establish prohibition kind of setting in the back of his bar and it was pretty cool. I think we entered through like a painting yet. A twist off the wall or a bank vault or something crazy but it was all twenty-seven that party and this is one of the rounds I did for this ladies. I think it was our fiftieth birthday so school. Everyone is dressed as flapper girls and gangsters and it made for a fun little event. If you're looking for a theme for a party coming up in two thousand twenty or maybe still your holiday party. Do some gangster trivia could be fined for everybody. Okay we're going to jump into this round. It is all about the roaring twenties. We got stuff about books songs actors and more. Here's eleven questions and here. We go all right the roaring twenties question number one. How well do you know? These prohibition friendly questions answers here's number one hugh lofting wrote what novel of One Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty. That's also an upcoming Robert. Downey junior movie question number one hugh lofting. What novel of Nineteen Twenty? That's also an upcoming Robert Word. Downey junior movie number one number two thousand nine hundred eighty six. US route sixty six was created to run between what to major cities question number two in nineteen twenty six US route sixty six was created to run between what to major US cities.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"And the tragedy is the forest chimps are going before we've actually uncovered that to give an example in Gumby. Chimpanzees climb trees in the evening, make nice, comfortable nest sleeping platform bending over the branches. And they sleep all night. If you go to Mali, which is the exact opposite of rainforest. It's very dry and very hot. So very often. They're the chimpanzees actually forage at night because it's cooler in Uganda where they live in forests. But the forest is being increasingly encroached upon by people again in moonlit nights. They will do crop rating just because they're running out of food in the forest and they find it safer to raid the crops at night. So that shows how adaptable a are when you talked about that behavior of the and females and that particular regional troop, though, not being sure why they did a thing is there always a reason is they're always a logic and rationality to chimp behavior because one of the things that you really work forced us to confront was the idea that they have. More in common with human beings than we may have preferred to suppose, it strikes me at least this may be projecting my own euro sees people at least sometimes do stuff. There's not really a particularly good reason for it is they're always a logical or rational reason with chimpanzees isn't. We have some males who are actually killing the adolescent males in their community who would grow up to help strengthen the community when they have these warlike behaviors between communities, and we don't know why that's happening as an individual male behaving like that. But when I talk about these females some state, some don't so presumably there's a reason why one would just leave everybody. She knows and set off into a new world. It's not just one female Salat and the others. Well, they go and they get pregnant, but then they go home. And that's where they then stay, okay. We'll on this. Subject of young females setting off into a new world to make a new life. You may not have noticed the verse Serie with your coming and going but last year, I think was the sixtieth anniversary of your first visit to Africa. When you first went how plausible an idea that this could be a life did that same when I went I felt puppy. I'd be there about three years. Maybe Louis Leakey thought I'd be there for ten so he had this long term vision. You know, it's just pretty amazing. And then, of course, the more. I learn the more that was too loud and built up the research station. And as I say, we're still learning so back, then the longest study of chimps that have been done in the field was three months and the guys saw chimps once. How much advantage to you? Even if it may not have seemed like it at the time was the relative lack of knowledge and understanding about that field because we now live in a world in which you can find out extrordinary mounts about most things extremely quickly. Even if you don't necessarily understand it all you can find out a lot of stuff whereas you arrive at a time. Whereas you've said before most of what you understood of Africa, you gleaned from Hugh lofting, Dr Doolittle novels and Edgar rice Burroughs Tarzan books, which I suspect we're not necessarily an entirely helpful guide wants in the field now. Well, I mean, I knew they wouldn't be I had read everything I could there's a wonderful book code the mentality of apes and written by a German psychologist called Wolfgang cola, and he studied a captive colony. And that really gave me the most insight into what I might find in the field. But it was a huge advantage being the first. Because everything has always knew you know, it was when I saw two losing for the first time that leaky could involve National Geographic and the National Geographic agreed to continue funding. When my first it'll six months, grunt run out. But first glimpse will I understanding chimpanzees using tools, which was at the time extraordinarily confronting and revolutionry. Have you wondered retrospectively way you got the nerve at the time not just to decide I moving as a young Englishwoman to Africa in the late nineteen fifties to study Jim pansies, which is an undertaking and itself, but then to realize actually I think a lot of the conventional wisdom might actually be wrong..
"hugh lofting" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Big Interview
"Home and that's where they then stay. Okay. We'll on the. Object of young females setting off into a new world to make a new life. You may not have noticed the versity with your coming and going. But last year I think was the sixtieth anniversary of your first visit to Africa when you first went, how plausible an idea that this could be a life did that same when I went, I felt puppy. I'd be there about three years. Maybe Louis Leakey thought. I'd be there for ten. So he had this long term vision, you know, it's just pretty amazing. And then of course, the more I learn the more that was too loud and built up the research station. And as I say, we're still learning. So back then the longest study of chimps that have been done in the field was three months and the guys sore chimps once. How much advantage to you even if it may not have seemed like it at the time was the relative lack of knowledge and understanding about that field because we live in a world in which you can find out extrordinary mounts about most things extremely quickly, even if you don't necessarily understand it, all you can find out a lot of stuff, whereas you arrive at a time, whereas you've said before, most of what you understood of Africa you gleaned from Hugh lofting Dr. Doolittle novels and Edgar rice Burroughs Tarzan books, which I suspect not necessarily an entirely helpful guide once in the field now. Well, I mean, I knew they wouldn't be. I had read everything I could this wonderful book code the mentality of apes and written by a German psychologist called Wolfgang cola, and he studied a captive colony, and that really gave me the most insight into what I might find in the field. But it was a huge advantage being the first. Because everything has always knew, you know, it was when I saw two losing for the first time that leaky could involve National Geographic and the National Geographic agreed to continue funding when my first it'll six months grant run out, but first glimpse will I understanding chimpanzees using tools which was at the time extraordinarily confronting and revolutionry have you wondered retrospectively way you got the nerve at the time not just to decide I moving as a young Englishwoman to Africa in the late nineteen fifties to study Jim pansies, which is an undertaking it self, but then to realize, actually, I think a lot of the conventional wisdom might actually be wrong, and I'm going to be the person to say, so it would be a lot easier not to do any of that stuff if you ever wanted where that nerve came from? Well, it wasn't quite like that. I loved animals from the time. I was born people say, what triggered your love of animals? While I was born that way, I had very supportive. Mother and this is key to my success. So when I went with you the first time, didn't she not to Africa. I went to Africa on my own. I saved up money. The wasn't enough money for university, so I had not been to college, and I went to Africa because my dream when I was ten was to go to Africa, live with wild animals and write books about them in women didn't have women's scientists back then not in that sort of life. And everybody said dream about something you can achieve. But my mother said, if you really want something you're going to have to work extremely hard, take advantage of opportunity, but don't give up. And that's the message that I take around the world now particularly in disadvantaged communities. And so many people have come up to me and said, Jane, I want to thank you because you taught me that because you did it. I can do it too. So I went to Africa wanting to live with animals and write books about them any animals. It was Louis Leakey, the pay. Tola gist anthropologist. It was. He who wanted me to go and study chimpanzees because he felt would help him have a better feeling for how stone-age men and women might have behaved. So if chimpanzees wanted to motivating Embiid once you initially encountered them, did you feel an instant affinity with them? They ran away. Fairly instant affinity with you fill weeks. They'd never seen a white eight, four. They would just take one look and run off an honestly. By that time, my mother had come because the authorities it was British then was the remains of the crumbling British impose Tanga ten. Yeah. The authority said they wouldn't take responsibility. It was ridiculous. Have a young girl going off on her own into the forest. So it was hard work to get the money in the first place, no degrees street from England. Then eventually they're authorities said, well, all right, but she has to bring a companion and so mom volunteered to come and it was she in those early days, she boosted my maral unite. Get back every day. I was up in the mountains before light and back just around dusk, being depressed runaway again, they'd run away. She said, but Jane, you know, with your binoculars, you found that peak and your observing how they make nests night. You learning about their called, see the kind of food set eighteen. You see that sometimes it traveling alone. Sometimes it will family group. Sometimes many of the small groups coming together when those delicious new fruit available. So you're learning more than you think. And it was really sad that the breakthrough survey, shin this tool using and to making was
"hugh lofting" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Of the disease like to read what you it is fascinatingly so i wonder dr darkens you have this wonderful essay about being influenced by charles darwin and by dr dolittle little how many of you have read the hugh fleming but dr dilatot or or seen the film with rex harrison oh so you all know you pretty much now that's pretty good but i do think there's some similarity between dr dolittle and lease the young darwin i mean roughly contemporary and dr dur is what was always sailing little ships draw the like the beagle and he was a great naturalist like charles darwin and they both love animals and i think i was genuinely influenced by dr dolittle i read all the books i think i'd never seen any of the films thank goodness the rex harrison a pretty good ave in while that one yeah i i always think that if you really love a book seeing films falls it but but anyway i i love dr dolittle and i think he he did influence me i think he influenced me to value nonhuman animals in a way that i might not otherwise have done he's actually senna said in quite a lot of libraries you're not allowed in public libraries because of racism and that was just a symptom of the 1920s which is when hugh lofting wrote the book seven ever ever body in britain was racist at the time and but in a very gentle kind of way i think with the the to do little more more than makes up for it by his anti species is some well dr do little as you point out in the essay he he gets into fixes over and over again in which he has helped out of them by by other animals who who figure things out what he needs and sort of form webs of of rescue for him he has so he can he can talk to two nonhuman animals and that's really the plot an old all the stories of everything turn on this one trick that he has his good science fiction we just all to one theme and and then everything else follows from that well it struck me reading it this in the last couple of years we've had an quite a number of bestselling books and some of.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"The beagle he was a great not for lists like charles darwin and they both love animals and i think i was genuinely influenced by dr dolittle i read all the books i think i've never seen any of the films thank goodness the rex harrison a pretty good they it without one yeah i i always think that if you really love a book seeing a films falls it but but anyway i i love to do this and i think he he did influenced me i think he influenced me to valued nonhuman animals in a way that i might not otherwise have done he's actually censored in quite a lot of libraries it aren't allowed in public libraries because of racism and that was just a symptom of the 1920s which is when hugh lofting wrote the book seventy ever everybody in britain was racist at the time and but you but in a very gentle kind of way i think the that doug can do little more more than makes up for it by his empty species is some but dr do little as you point out in the ass say he he gets into fixes over and over again in which he has helped out of them by by other animals who who figure things out what he needs and sort of form webs of of rescue for him yet so he can he can talk to to nonhuman animals and that's really the plot an old look if all the stories and everything turn on this one trick that he has his good science fiction we just all to one thing and and then everything else follows from that well it struck me reading it this in the last couple of years we've had an quite a number of bestselling books and some of them very good for example us a book called beyond words by karl safina who.
"hugh lofting" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Paying the bill we stumbled out into the street and back to our apartments where we spent the rest of the night jealously reading the manuscript of those who actually wrote and didn't just drink about it his period and david life pops up in other things that he wrote for years i've had this recording of him on my computer at work reading another essay on stage about his 20s and now and then we've actually considered it for you know this theme of that team on the radio show and it's one of those stories that never ended up on the air i think mostly because the beginning of the sa is about the broadway musical rent memoranda one thousand six may his rent closed years ago right and so it just never tried to put in the air this this piece because it just seemed weird to pick a fight with a hit broadway show that had closed and nobody was talking about anymore any way you know but it's the scrapies of writing and one of my favorite recordings of david their five hundred and twentyfive thousand six hundred minutes in a year i learned that from watching rent we're watching lent i also learned that the best way to mark the passing of these five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes would be to measure them out into something jonathon larson the writer the musical called seasons of love what does that even mean seasons of love in rent the characters live out their seasons of love in hugh lofts some of them have aids which is coincidently also the name of the dreaded global pandemic that is still raging and has killed millions of people worldwide in rent however aides seems to be a disease that renders when qadir and cute her the characters are artists a tie they have chatter dinelli unclos some of them are homosexual and the ones who aren't homosexual don't even seem to mind they screen that calls and when it is their parents they roll their eyes they hate there they are never going back to largest no way they will stay here living in their two thousand square feet of dress poverty being sexually free increase here's some ways the broadcast creativity in a movie start thinking out a tune on at cana scratch are few notes on some music paper linked somemore suddenly crashed flow hands down on the keyboard than breed them quickly up to your head grabbed a.