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How Content Creators Have Gained the Power in Esports with AFK Creators CEO Matt Woods
"We are talking to them and co-founder of JFK creators Matt Woods better known as Mazzios Maddio's welcome to the show. Thanks for having me met super excited and sad but also honored to be one of the last guests. It has been quite a ride quite a ride for sure and I am so happy to have you on the show because we're going to be talking about one of the big stories in Esports, which is this transition from E Sports organizations into these hubs of digital influence the rise of the gaming influencer and really so much that's kind of central to what Esports is right now. But first you need to know about a creators as a streamer and YouTube content creator Matthew has been in and around Esports four years in 2019. He co-founded AFK creators a talent management and influencer marketing agency. They have players like Ellen energies Rogue five up the Among Us God average Jonas in addition to another 1,500 or so influencers. So it's big founded educate creators has run major campaigns from France like manscaped and nordvpn off Brands. JFK creams runs tournaments helps coordinate brand Partnerships with e Sports properties and then just campaigns for Esports players and content creators AFK takes on the role of agent finds independent brand deals and helps them build their own person. No brands on the show going to be talking about AFK, of course, but really expanding this conversation wider that ongoing push of a sports organizations into hubs of digital influence that rise to the gaming impulse or why they're unique in the world foods are marketing and how companies like JFK help navigate twitch and YouTube for their clients. So Mario's first take us behind the Inception of the AFK brand. What did you see missing as a twitch streamer and consecrated that you wanted to create for others? Yes I back in this is 2018 is when I know life League of Legends and and became somewhat good at the game, but more good at the craziest champion in the game, which is which is Ivan most popularized by by Tyler one in the last couple of years, but entering into that space the content world trying to make educational content and playing with with high low players at the time it quickly became apparent to me that there was really a lack of birth. Trust and transparency and also knowledge that X on the part of content creators or influences. If you want to call them that which ultimately with my friends. I never really had Grand Ambitions to to want to become a celebrity status at all. But why did really want to do is help my friends not get you know screwed over by by opportunity to put it bluntly. And so that's kind of how I entered into the space helping many people in League of Legends and overtime that expanded to work with content creators streamers Pro players offer a wide variety of games and not just in my my homeland of the UK, but very quickly through word-of-mouth working with creators around the world and which is something quite unique about them because since day one we've had that very much Global diverse mindset about ourselves and really what what then became a parent working with creators and helping them, you know respond to them. This inquiries and negotiate that deals and deliverables with with Brands was equally especially in the Esports startup world, but more generally for for all all opportunities is that bronze themselves wouldn't necessarily know how to approach influences and how to to structure deals and coming from this background of marketing and growth in my full-time job. I was ready able to help them and that really became a passion because I had a passion for Esports at a passion for startups and I could see great teams and great products who really wanted to grow their user base wage. I'm work with influencers which many of them followed themselves and and we're big fans of just didn't know how to do it in the best way. So that's how F came came came to be and it's been a wild to ride grown from myself working out of a a bedroom to being Thirty people today with people based around the world. We have over 150 signed X Club. It influences and pro players and it's it's been a wild ride, but it's great to be able to to help others us that's really the main the main goal from the outset. Absolutely and it's been a very interesting year for absolutely everybody and AFK was created about a month before actually launched this podcast assuming January 2019, which I believe I saw is the correct launch day for AFK. That's about a year. It's a we've had a weird spot here because we basically she said one year of the podcast or your company in Cove at times and one year outside of it. Can you compare and contrast how those two years sort of ran because it's definitely been an interesting switch up even though there's been a lot that stayed the same the conversations have changed and the way brands of approach to space have definitely changed as well. So could you contrast sort of that first year of creation and then how it changed as we get past this one year mark of covid-19 becoming a global disease which happened in March of 2020. Yeah, it's really I think it's changing in many ways like for our company. We we had an office that shot down but we were fortunate enough that we always had people working remotely. I think the bulb the day-to-day of our our role other than having to accept that every communication is limited hasn't really changed so much one of the biggest thing that has changed and I think has really changed it took bronze is the inability to do things physically. So obviously, you know, there's no twitchcon anymore. There's no other industry events. There's no way to touch and things if I was a brand to educate myself on the space how best to enter so what I have noticed is that being removed has restricted certain opportunity juice. Is especially if I was a non-endemic brand thinking how do I enter into the space certain traditional elements which they could relate to and understand have been completely removed and it also has inhibited. I think the network of smaller influences. That's better that were kind of quite Reliant upon going to these physical events and networking building Rapport relationships with Brands face-to-face. So that's one thing I've definitely noticed but we're definitely very fortunate in the privileged position to be a company that unfortunately has kind of not I don't want to say benefits it but prospered under under covid-19 H Ur of of the work we do can be done remote everything's online. The dish gaming space has exploded for obvious reasons. And so, you know, there's just been more opportunities and there's been more exciting opportunities to work with brands that want to experiment dog. That be you know, a fast food delivery company or even an energy drink company that previously wasn't in the space.
More countries pause the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, despite its support among global health authorities.
"I going to be looking at the upshot of this week's vaccine news and it's been rather bumpy one for the reputation of the astra zeneca jab italy norway denmark bulgaria thailand among other countries have suspended use of the british developed vaccine over suggestion that it's been linked to blood clots in recipients the world health organization on must add and on the other hand. There's no evidence to support this suspicion. Let's take a listen now to matina. Stevis gridneff apologies for put your name matina a contributor to monaco speaking on globalist this morning she reports on the eu from brussels and for the new york times well the eu was a few weeks behind the us and the uk in striking agreements with pharmaceuticals. That wasn't catastrophic in any way. But what's really devil. The rollout has been major supply shocks vaccines due to problems with production by the pharmaceutical companies in particular in the first quarter of this year. That's really set. Things back and europeans have watched. Americans israelis british people just race past them In terms of getting vaccinated just as an indication six and a half percent of european union nationals have received at least one dose of the battle of a vaccine contrast that about a third of brits at eighteen percent of americans matina stevis gridneff speaking here on monocle twenty four a little earlier today andrew. We're gonna start with you the astrazeneca vaccine we've spoken about it. A lot and rightly or wrongly. It's a bit of a pr nightmare from inception to now. Probably not the fault of the people that created it but is there anything that can be done to revive its reputation as something that people are clamor for rather than Against well it's interesting because just as you say in the last few days we've had this story about a tiny group they seem to have had a blood clot in hours or day oft often receiving the vaccine but as pointed out by kind of everybody's looked at these numbers and that's not surprising when you think about all the things that are likely to happen to a large group of people. The next day is wouldn't be surprising if somebody who had a heart attack. Run over by truck. Somebody was bitten by a dog. It doesn't mean anything to do with the vaccine. And i think most people are saying look just ignore that. Carry on and certainly here in In in the uk. We've been told just ignore. This is not an issue. Even the european medicines Authorities said actually is is better to press ahead giving people vaccine but in the meantime you got places like denmark and poland. Thailand saying we're gonna pause on. We're not gonna do this so the minute they do that. It puts in people's mind okay. This doesn't look good already. People have been cautious about astrazeneca. And as i said you know. I've had that vaccine and is no reaction whatsoever to it was it was. It was perfect for me. Now i would. I would say that they what we need is politicians to keep quiet and allow the medical people. Get so there's that issue then today and more you've voices saying that they should add extreme Reactions to the virus being registered on the side effects. Again that's going to cause problems when it comes down to the europeans need more of these things and not fewer and more people to to use them in an uptake. Because one final thing. I think the interesting thing here in the uk is we know there are certainly difficult is still within Black and asian communities for example. But here in the u. k. You get a tipping point. Where so many people have now. Had the the the reluctance to have the vaccine and two have astra zeneca dissipates. Goes away once you get these numbers. So i think everybody is speaking our says to have even people when i was speaking in go. I don't think i'll have everything i need. Not people like. yeah see. when can i have my vaccine. I won't have
We're Getting a New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game
"Teenage mutant ninja turtles shredders. Revenge is being developed by montreal based tribute games since its inception in two thousand seven publisher. Documentum has leaned heavily into classic game. Classic game nostalgia with retro remakes and sequels such as streets of rage for winter. Sue and wonderboy the dragon's trap janet garcia. Have you are are you into teenage mutant. Ninja turtles games at all excited for this one. I am into them. I am excited excited. It's a strong word. I'm interested in it. I definitely will pick it up. I am a pretty big fan of like. I think they Satiate that part of my lizard brain that craves repetitiveness and just something. That's fun that you can zone out to But it also has like a little bit depth to them. I think that's why that john robbery offers when it's done well I've played a lot of recent ones like streets rage. Four i dig into scott pilgrim which wasn't as magical as i remember it being but i still. I still had a good time. I got very stuck at the final boss. Which i'm still bitter about but yeah i think i think this would be interesting. I i like the other game. But i'm not like a tnc fanatic like personally You know it's funny. We were talking about. Mario deep nostalgia right but like tnt doesn't do that for me. Like i wasn't like. I did watch the cartoons as a kid and i did watch like the Would you call it. Love action like secret of the us. I watched by going into like you know it was a fun time. They have little canister was going to happen. I watched the hell out of that movie. Why for me nostalgia. Stuff never really gets me. Super one over. I think just because like it's still pulling on an old thread in a way. Like i always get more excited about like new ideas now. This is a new entry. So i think like this is cool and could be really good but like i'm not gonna pretend like i'm like i've never talked about before right. Like i'm not a fanatic over it but yeah i think they've equality. Beat them up. I think those are fun characters and it's a cold world so yeah i'm definitely not check this out when it
Apache Stronghold files appeal as Oak Flat land swap scheduled to take place in March
"This is national native news. I'm antonio gonzalez a prosecutor in northern california's going after five indigenous activists who toppled the statue of sarah last year in protest of the catholic mission systems. Founder they all face. Felony charges but community groups are calling for the charges to be dropped christina honest reports. They're called the indigenous peoples day five. The group of indigenous women and two spirit activists are charged with felony vandalism toppling. A statue of unique perot sarah on indigenous peoples day. Twenty twenty right out front of the mission san rafael in marin county california carina gold is leader of the confederated villages of luzon aloni one of the tribes and slaved into the mission system. Unique perot sarah founded. She's calling for the charges to be dropped. Our tribal people have been the objects of genocide here in california by the catholic church since the inception of california the hippo sarah. The statue that was taken down in october is a A symbol to california native people and to many other indigenous people about the genocide that happened on our lands when the catholic church. I came here despite the catholic churches history of genocide against native americans. Some of its members demanded. Marin county's district attorney at a hate crimes charge against the activists but more than fifty community groups and seventy five thousand petition signatories are demanding. The charges be dropped. Noting the nationwide reckoning with symbols of oppression. I'm christina honest reporting from san rafael california for national native news. A nonprofit advocating for the protection of oak flat. A sacred site in arizona is appealing a federal judges decision to not temporarily blocked the project that will turn the land into a copper mine and gibson from arizona. Public media has more than nonprofit apache stronghold is one of a few groups that sued to stop a congressionally mandated. Land swap of us forest service land which includes oak flat to resolution copper. A subsidiary of international copper company's attorney. Luca goodrich is representing apache stronghold in the appeal. He says the federal government plans to transfer the land on march. Eleventh of the government has actually destroying a centuries-old sacred site and making their religious practices. They're impossible and so. This is actually really an easy case. When it comes to finding a substantial burden on religious exercise their challenging the judge's order that said the land swap wouldn't be a substantial burden on the apache people's religious practice among other things. Goodrich says he expects the courts rule before the march deadline for national native news. I'm emma gibson. The national congress of american indians winter session kicks off this week. Which is being held virtually. Ncaa president fon sharp delivers the state of indian nations address. Monday tribal leaders throughout the week. We'll interact with federal officials white house representatives and us lawmakers tribal leaders are laying out priorities for the air and developing plans to work with the biden administration and congress cove in nineteen and the confirmation hearing for pollen for interior secretary are among top agenda items the likud ray-ban defoe gibb way in wisconsin is holding mass covid nineteen vaccination events planned for the next seven wins days the tribes clinic vaccinated more than two hundred community members at its first event last week. The vaccines are open to eligible tribal members. Eighteen years old andover. I'm antonio
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt resigns from anti-Trump Lincoln Project amid scandals
"Run by prominent Republicans now in controversy. Fox's David Sponge, the Lincoln Project raised roughly $90 million since it's inception in 2019 Steve Schmidt announced Friday he stepping down John Weaver. He is in serious trouble after 21 men told The New York Times that he said sexually explicit text messages and, in some cases, promised jobs and other access in exchange for sex. Next Lincoln project leaders saying they were
The Mindful Photographer, with Kenna Klosterman
"Able to welcome back to this week in photo. I'm your host frederick than johnson. Today take see because i have kinnock lost min on the hookers. He's a photographer. And you may know her from creative live where she's a host and kind of runs the show over there in terms of what happens on screen so we're going to talk to kim. We're going to dive into who. She is as a photographer. And more importantly i think she is. What i kind of affectionately call people multimedia for. She does a lot of stuff you know and it all kinda has one thread of photography that runs through everything. So welcome to the show how you doing. I'm doing great frederick is an honor to be on your show. Love having you on the podcast host for great live. We are photographers. And i love this concept of multimedia for you that is you the master of mini media. That's so let's talk. let's talk about. let's start there. Let's dive in really wanna talk about just sort of your a lot of the things that you do because you you do my research on you you're are you are obviously be creative live you host a podcast for creative live called. We are photographers. You run workshops when we could do that you know. We read workshops around the world. You are a photographer. Obviously and on and on and on lots of stuff like i said has a common thread of photography reading through it. Let's start with we are. We are photographers. And we'll start there so tell me about the podcast and what was the inception of the podcast and come from. Yeah awesome so for those. That aren't familiar with creative live. We are a educational sites where we stream education and inspiration to Photographers makers all over the world creatives and creative entrepreneurs and so we have a multitude of types of people that watch creative live But i've always had my heart for photography. Because that's what i do and so We wanted to bring additional content and insights to our community global community out there so we started the podcast called. We are photographers. Because i kind of wanted to be inclusive on the we Not just like. Here's a photographer. And this is a photographer But we're all photographers whether that's professional amateur for the love of is And so I believe that there is something to learn from everyone's story and so this podcast is not about gear. is not about reviews of things. Those are all great but it really is about the human story of what can access all as creatives and you know. Everybody has a different story. But there's always themes and threads and we all have our ups and downs and so it's making us all feel alone in the creative struggle. I would say i love that. I love etem. Photo is very much in that in that jetstream. Because it's you know we talk about gear every now and then but in geek out like anyone else. But it's the show is more about these kinds of conversations connecting one on one with other people who just happen to share the love of photography with you and it could be business. It could be your technique or whatever you know. There's so much in this world to talk about in the photography world talk about. Everyone's experience is completely different. I want to kim. I want to dive into creative. Live a little bit I met chase jarvis way back in the day and i've had the opportunity to speak with him in person a couple of times and always always have that rockstar. Kind of you know trying to say something stupid frederick. It's always that and he started. This company called creative live when he started it or when when it got started it was and i don't know if it's still that you can correct me but the whole metaphor was watched for free. But if you wanna watch the replays then there's a small fee that you have to pay in order to get access to the replays. Is it still that model. Because it's been affectionately been kinda dubbed the creative live model in the industry is is still yes it absolutely is and yeah we we started. I've been there from the very beginning essentially as started out as a volunteer back now coming up on eleven years ago which is crazy and So yeah so so so. We are constantly bringing new classes to the platform. We have i think about two thousand classes on the platform now for over ten years time and so yes. There's always something playing for free across the across five different channels photo and video. Art design crafted maker music and then also our money in life channel which has a lot of entrepreneurial courses and everything from yoga to to personal finance and so a lot more than just photography Whether that's for your business hobby or life in general and so people can tune into something. There's always against playing five days a week for free Rotating schedule you can go and see what's playing. Our one of our core. Values is access giving people access to classes that instructors they wouldn't be able to necessarily go and see in person and then yes. It's kind of a for those ones Kind of try before you buy if you have a specific course that you want to be able to have lifetime access to That you want to be able to pause stop remind you can purchase that course and we also have what we call the crater pass and that's our subscription so just like a net flicks these days. You know everybody wants a subscription and so we've created that model where you can Pay one fee and then you have access to nearly all the classes and the catalog a while you have that subscription so again access to two thousand classes in some genres so so We still we still. We've evolved With a subscription but still. There's always something to watch for free and then you can also pay to own courses.
Chang-rae Lee on His New Novel: Its Kind of a Crazy Book.
"Chang. Rae lee joins us now. His new novel is called my year. Abroad chang thanks for being here by pebble. See you are joining us from hawaii. Which leads to an obvious question. What are you doing in hawaii. Other than carrying out. Perhaps every quarantined person. Who's not in hawaii corentin fantasy. Well there are plenty of those people here. Those ex-pats well. We try to come every year income last year because long ago i was the writer in residence at the punahou school barack obama's old school and a lot of other famous folks and we had a wonderful year friends on the faculty Miss seeing them so we do the usual things. Eat a lot of asian food like the body board. Wow yeah i think now any any or spiring authors like putting this on their list of aspirations onto like to be the writer in residence at obama's old school so my year abroad is your first novel since on such a full sea which came out in twenty fourteen. Did you start this book immediately. After on such a full sea do tend to start your novels before the new one comes out. I'm curious how you kind of work that well. I started probably about a nine months afterwards. Attended a waiting period as it were before. I start something in earnest because i don't write short fiction. Sometimes i write short on fictional Essays about me my family but but with a novel. The commitment is so great. And i know the road ahead will be difficult. So it's really hard for me to get to committing to a book. I'll sketch you know three or four different versions of a book on. Sometimes they're different books for the first six to nine months sort of a thing on doing right now and then. Finally i'll bland on one and decide yes. This is the one that i think. I can sustain that may be consistency. Well it was going to ask. What is your starting point with a new novel. But maybe i'll change to. What are your starting points like is it. The is at a premise. Or a challenge to yourself as a writer. It's actually a diverse range of things. Sometimes it's a character and right now. I'm working on like maybe three or four things. It's a premise. I like this idea about the summer camp. That went do that was for korean. Kids only green christian kids. Then sometimes it's atone a lotta times. I've i've felt as if starting a new novel. That's kind of a reaction or response to what i been doing before. And so i just wanna change of mood change of a certain kind of sound and maybe that's something that has followed me throughout my work especially at the inception stages a certain kind of sound overtakes me and either. That's personal voice for the character or the narrative voice or even just the kind of atmosphere mood of the piece of what i think the world of the novel be. And then i'll i'll just around with that for a while. I wanna talk about that certain kinds of sound and also the reaction to on such a full sea but i have to pause and ask you about that camp. What was that camp was that in the. Us it was. I grew up in in new york in the city and then in the suburbs so it was a camp that was run by an association of korean churches in the state area so for two weeks. Every summer from the time i was five years. Old to ice think was probably fourteen. Maybe thirteen fourteen. It definitely didn't go past there because they didn't want real teens at the camp because they didn't want to invite a different set of problems right because it was a church base camp so they all got together and i guess rented a camp for two weeks north of westchester. I think putnam county somewhere. I can't even remember where it was may be brewster and so for two weeks this place and it was a very low in camp. You know there. There were no jet skis or no horses. There was hardly any fields. Basically there was a volleyball net and just kind of a high grass in really spare unheated cabins with barely running water. But i tell you it was some of the best times i've ever had also has camps. Go they introduce you do all the problems of the world but on a scale that you know the kids kids can understand jealousy corruption out just all kinds of things that go on but but the funny thing about it was. It was my time for two weeks to to be with only korean kids. In american kids was out by your parents sent you like. Did they want to kind of help. You reinforce in an affirm. Your identity is a korean american. I think that was their hope and they weren't religious people so so even though there was a bible study element to the camp. That was the part that we all didn't want to Kind of slacked on but yeah. I think they were absolutely hoping that. I would connect with other kids not speak the language because we none of us really spoke korean because many of us didn't come from an ethnic enclave saying in queens or something and so as i did in westchester did not grow up with any other gets all so it was our time. We'll read about this summer camp. I hope in your next novel. Hopefully it'll be one of the threads that you're currently working on that wins out. 'cause i'm i find that fascinating but to get to the novel my year abroad. Tell us a little bit about it. And then i want to talk about in. What way is it was kind of a reaction to on such a full sea. Well it's a kind of a crazy book in particularly. I think for people who know my work. It was sort of a surprise. you know. i'm sure my editor was surprised by what she got in quite describe it the way it turned out but It's a book about twenty year old college kid who's at loose ends in every way in his life not very moored in his comfortable but drab suburban existence than he meets up with a local entrepreneur. A chinese fellow. who's not quite chinese-american. He's really just chinese but has made a big time life in the suburb in new jersey and has businesses all over the world than this young man named tiller gets taken up by him and they go travelling together and i guess they have what might fall business adventures but those adventures get quite intense. I would say
Fewer passengers but more guns intercepted at some Florida airports, TSA says
"Ever are turning up the nation's airports and two airports in Florida make the top 10 T Essa officers detected twice as many firearms per million passengers screamed at airport security checkpoints nationwide in 2020. Compared to the year before, and the rate was significantly higher than any other year Since the agency's inception. Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport came in seventh with 87 guns confiscated last year. Orlando International was eighth with 79 Firearms seized Meanwhile,
Elliot Page and Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years
"A celebrity couple is getting divorced actress Ellen page and Emma Portner are holding it splits the Canadian couple is out with a joint statement saying that they were divorcing after three years of marriage they gave no details other than to say that they are making the move after much thought and careful consideration and insists that despite the break up they have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends pages thirty three and is best known for being the Oscar nominated star of Juno inception and the umbrella academy Portner is twenty six and is a choreographer and dance teacher Portman was vocal in support of page when the actor came out as trans gender in December I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
‘Bob’s Burgers’ Lead Character Designer Dave Creek Dies After Skydiving Accident
"Now this is so unnecessary. And it sucks dave krieg. The lead character designer on bob's burgers died recently following complications from skydiving. Oh my god. Why are you skydiving. His colleagues confirmed the news on social media. Fox has an issued a statement yet but creek has worked with bob's burgers since its inception in two thousand eleven other animation credits include central park and brickell. Berry don't know what the skydiving incident was exactly. Just that that's how it happened died a few days later.
Zcoin: Looking After The Community With Reuben Yap
"Let's start off with you. Know for viewers. What exactly is a z coin. There's a lot of privacy. Focused crypto currencies out there. Different types of token people are sometimes confused between the differences. So you know how long has z coin been out and what exactly is some of the benefits you can do it. Right so Zeke hainan Main in two thousand sixteen. I think probably in the work of oil probably sought bali one and a half years before that. can be launching the twentieth of september. Two thousand sixteen so we can just post office having Just like i mean upper months ago. So that's really exciting and what we do in z. Coin that we really really belief in the importance of a ripple that is uncensored book and private because we feel that if you want to have an ought to ought to the financial system in asked to be both Private and or it to be uncensored in unseasonable privacy's also asked important As well especially with bitcoin now you know every single from sexton is is kind of recalled. The payments lee on the blockchain barry single movement of a coin is traceable promise in inception and i think you know what we do to provide privacy's we allow people to actually destroy the coins and at any time in the future to regain them for brand new ones with no previous transcendent history. It's almost wiping all the transaction history and getting fresh virgin coins and that's the crux of technology. And we've used this being the all. This technology is kind of homegrown is not a faulk of something else and we do have independent research and we probably can talk a bit more about that later. Yeah yeah that's really really interesting to hear. I think that's one of the things that that is unique. You know i've i've read a lot about even for the employees in internal stakeholders developers. Will you all offer a burning redeem different privacy models at y'all have switched recently and You know one thing that maybe you could talk about. Is i heard that you all kind of bitch. The founders reward and you increase development for funding post having or at least. That's what your plans are. So why did you take this approach. As opposed to other protocols out there that still do keep that founder reward into the protocol. It seems that you all are working hard to support the community. Keep them happy. I think he's a balanced right. I mean on the one hand you know people unfortunately see founder words and stuff like that. It's a formal and reaching and reaching the faltas or the initial investors. And they don't see as like a peel community project by the same time. I mean realistically except for very few handful of of really really projecting even those suffering for funding You expect of like development improvements on almost like a donation basis is also very difficult. I mean you know you take a look at a bitcoin. Right it's funded by you. Know a lot of funds but it d- may be pursuing their own interests. Even someone like lou dash junior. He couldn't get funding. He's been like a call developer for so long and he he's like i need the final edition of what because the on enough. I mean bitcoin is like the biggest cryptocurrency and dean of having problems. Funding green itself has a green another privacy. Coined the ailsa struggling You know they have the handful of programmers and very reliant on on donations that may or may not continue coming along. And that's a really bad way to attract allen who want job stability and things like that right. I mean that's something to be expected of. You wanna try thailand. You have to be able to pay them
BitPay: Spreading the Adoption of Crypto with Merrick Theobald
"You work at big pay and you know from what i understand but pay a spread. The adoption of crypto. What what what is going on here. How what is pay helping out advocate absolutely So historically first of all are about to celebrate our ten year anniversary next summer so we have been in the crypto business almost nc inception our founders founded back in That would be twenty eleven summer of twenty eleven so Historically we have been involved helping companies Specifically merchants with the acceptance of crypto. But this is the first time that we are going to. Also allow companies are help. Companies with paying out crypto. It could be to employ. It could be two. Publishers like in dance tastes affiliates Any demographic that you wanna send or pay out crypto too. So we're not only. Are we helping. Companies with the acceptance of crypto. Now but we are also helping companies paying out encrypted which seems to be a great method
Patent Pending: How the UPTO Office is Expediting the Time From Submittal to Approval
"Welcome everyone to another episode of. It visionaries and today we have a new type of guest we have the cio of the us. Patent and trademark. Office jamie holcomb. Welcome to the show. Thanks a lot. I'm honored to be included on your podcast. I'm looking forward to our conversation. There you go in. You're a west point grad as well. I am nine hundred eighty five well the bringing that up because every time i talked to someone west point they're like the overly index successful. You know. I'm not from west point. But i i've met everyone i'm meeting west. Point overly index is accessible. So we're it's gonna be awesome to hear your career all the way from west point where you are today as cio of the us patent office. I'm looking forward to that journey because it certainly has been a hell of a ride so let's get into it right out the gate because typically most people don't i mean most people got outside of government work they don't think of government offices as forward thinking transformative you know. Most people think of the government offices. Slow moving stodgy. But you're trying to change the us patent office. Talk to me about what you've been up to. In the last few years since he took over as the cio there. Yeah thanks a lot. What were june at the us pto which is different from. Where else is trying to be as innovative as the applications that are coming in we should be known as the innovation and so because of that and because of that tagline. I'm really using that to transform the whole culture. From one of huge competence. That the first thing that happened. When i got into the us pto was. I realized that most people have an average tenure of around twenty years. And you're like wait a second that everybody's leaving nano people at the. Us patna final trademark office. They stay for thirty and thirty five years before they retire. And that's unheard of. So we're taking this workforce of thirteen thousand individuals who have a highly competent background and experience knowing exactly what they're doing and i'm trying to tell them. Wait a second. We need to do things differently. And they're like whoa wait a second. We've been doing this. Since the inception of our country in fact number one was for an agriculture compost and george washington actually signed it. So they've been doing this for a long time anyway. I am really asking them to get out of that. Government bureaucracy credentialing compliance and regulatory mode. What i'm asking them to do is think differently. Make your decisions and thought process about three different things how you can do them. Better cheaper and faster and so. That's really what i'm asking. That's the culture shift that were going for. Because in essence it requires that commercial mindset in order to change the way people do their business. And so what are the other things that unique about. The patent and trademark office is the fact that we are fee funded. We are not taxpayer-funded so we have an obligation to make sure that every penny of that and all those fees that are paid for both pads trae bar throughout a life of the patent trademark are used in squeezed so that the f. payers get the biggest bang for their buck
Which are the best songs on Bruce Springsteen's Greatest Hits?
"So there are eighteen songs on greatest hits cd you want to just go through them in order and then you talk about whether you think it's a good song or not and then you said you have some addition a better not on this list that i would include. Yes looking at number one born to run. Obviously that's a first ballot right. Everybody acknowledges that went when you think of for springsteen and the music videos era. This one didn't have like one of those choreographed music videos but it was one of those concert video and i will say there's things about music are especially likable to me. I'm a big sent guy which doesn't use a lot of sense except for dancing in the dark has a lot of it which is probably why. It's one of my favorite songs his. I'm big on piano. And i'm big on horns. So born and ryan has a big horn section of the great clarence clemenceau. Yeah we're gonna run became on the radio. I wouldn't immediately change it. I bled it at least get through a couple of seconds before i said okay. I've had enough of that even before this recent awakening you would have said. Oh yeah. I knew the song. It would've been one of the five that i would given you as an original bruce springsteen number next to read thunder road is a song that resp- eurest adore. But i don't know if it says big and the general population. What do you think i. I had not really been familiar with the song until after we had our discussions. Yeah i do remember it coming on like radio back. In the olden days on classic rock and the ad like that it would get played every once in a while. But i never really paid attention to it. So once we started having our bruce discussions as you force fit it into how many episodes yes i did. Listen to it a little bit more. And i it kind of fits into the born to run that. That's one of the things about bruce springsteen that i don't like yeah he has acdc syndrome okay. We're a lot of his song. Sound almost exactly the same guy now. The musical arrangements don't necessarily sound that way. They will usually have some kind of piano. They will usually have some kind of porn section. For which is which i like. Yeah but you know what it is. It's his voice. His voice brings the band but only in certain songs. There's some songs for. He's entirely understandable. And then there's other times where it's nonstop own. He's basically doing fake. Bruce springsteen from the ben stiller show which was a great show by the way won't be wing. Linda would agree with you that his i don't understand what he say and he has said. It's like a hard mumble that somebody is doing while they're on the toilet trying to push one out. That is that he asked him to make. I've just lost my not necessarily that. That's always a bad thing. Don't forget all of the music surrounding the horrible. Singing is enjoyable. One of the questions. I ask in every week. Bruce does mary get in the car. So have you listened to the song enough to answer that question. I would need to actually read the lyrics because they are so unintelligible so near basically telling me that it's a song about people running away. Yeah and there at the end of it. There's a decision to be made or the girlfriend is deciding. She's going to run away. With bruce right kind of like you know the end of inception when the puppets that's exactly what it is so was that a yea or nay. Oh thunder road. Yeah when we go through this list. There's going to be very few that i would say. Don't count okay. not necessarily that. I think they're great song. But they are acknowledged consensus hits among just a masses. When i listened to that song it's so similar to born to run. I almost have a hard time separating. They almost feel like one really long song. And they're both from the same album and i think that was the theme. He was going through all right badlands. I like that one. I want to be rich for. Expend king teen is a sci-fi till he rules again another one that has really difficult lurks to understand. But i love the dignity. Ding ding ding again piano. I love really hard said piano music. Which is why. Even though bruce hornsby only has like three they are in great. Three one of the things that bruce wanted from the beginning and he still does is. He has a piano player and a keyboard player onstage with him. So you have the view cynth- and piano yes classical piano. That's that's really good combines. Both things that are really enjoy music. If you can get them both going at the same time. I like giant mashes of different kinds of sounds which is one of the reasons why i was drawn to wrap so much because rap samples so many different things at once inside a one song to a lot of people that would just sound like noise and are just a mess. I me i don't know how my brain processes things. But i love that kind of chaos within a song jokin. Good one of the other things as a sports fan when he does. Badlands live the fans. They start chanting almost like if you're in a soccer match so the river was a big hit. Yes buying knowledge that one. Although it's an extremely long song difficult to get all the way through depressing yes it. A lot of these songs are about people down on their luck yet. Town is closing the mill down. And i don't know if we're going to survive as a couple all you know. Is it time to budd dwyer off ourselves or should we go somewhere else. Yeah they all have that similar. Theme jon stewart. Talked about it that. When you listen to bruce springsteen you're no longer just the loser loser in an epic tale. Brian one of my favorite stories about the river. Think of his at the national show and someone held up a sign. Saying it's my nineteenth birthday. Will you play the river. And there's the line for my nineteenth birthday got a union card and a wedding coat. Burma i gotta union. And we're going do not ever heard the song just because adventures birthday. This is not a song. You play to celebrate Any and he was gonna play it anyway right every concert. There's a certain group of songs the river. Wow really yeah. I would think if you're going to pay that much money to go. See bruce springsteen he would understand okay. There is at least ten or fifteen off of my greatest hits that i know i need to give to the masses or else they are gonna revolt. Always do hide the fans. Think of that like Like if you go to springsteen concert and he doesn't do born to run. Do you feel disappointed. You've been like thirty concerts. So would know sam lison one of our poker buddies and one of our friends our podcast. He would gladly give a born to run to hear a different song. And my point is every show is someone's first show. And if you go to your first. Bruce springsteen show and he does it do born to rhyme. You're going to go. What the hell.
Oscar-nominated star of "Juno," "Inception" Elliot Page comes out as transgender
"Coming out is transgender is never easy. But when you're an oscar nominated movie star. It's perhaps even more. Complicated elliott page sharing news of his transition using it as a way to bring attention to the dangers common in the trans community a simple declaration from a major hollywood star capturing the world's attention elliott page sharing deeply personal news via instagram writing. High friends. I wanna share with you that i m trends my pronouns are he. They and my name is elliott. Page rose to fame after starring as a pregnant wise cracking teenager in the indie hit juno a role that earned them an oscar nod at age of twenty. I'm in love with you. Commuters friends his ground breaking news sparking joy among trans activists allies with many sharing their support. Online elliott announcement. I was late. I reposted it on my story. Tcb balon writer a father an advocate and a proud member of the trans community. Why aleisha the such bravery when it comes to being a trans person add being that he is someone who has such a huge platforms for him to come out and tell us millions of people that this is who he was and to be met with so much love in some ways care so many people have loved and accepted me. So he's there is a struggle when it comes to being transferred this also allow its pages. Journey began years ago as an outspoken. Lgbtq activists in two thousand fourteen. He came out as gay at the human rights campaign conference in las vegas. And i am here today. Because i am gay. Page starred alongside leonardo di caprio in hits like inception and as a mutant x men marrying professional dancer emma porter in two thousand eighteen partners supporting her spouse's transition in an instagram post following the actors announcement saying in part i am so proud of elliott page queer and nonbinary people are gift to this world. Elliott's existence is a gift in and of itself shine on sweet e. Love you so
S13E37 Haircut on Tuesdays - burst 2
"That is there are members of the team the want to start contributing a of a package maintenance and updating packages capacity and that kind of new to that i asked for me to cover off like some of the introductory levels stuff for updating packages I did a relatively short stream on that anonymity really long hours. I did a really long stream which will get to later and Then the other stream. I date was Of got if. I may say if i may be so bold. I've got quite good. Ibs or at least i've learned a few things about aps studio and there's a bunch of people being asking me so of show. I'm formation so i did a stream where i basically demo d- like what my a studio setup looks like and how it works so we using studio to stream your studio that's Yes i so. This was the the of hidden gem. Here i was doing. Ob s inception. I was using ubs to demo ibs. And if someone wanted to know how if you wanted to live stream oh bs using oh bs and someone wanted to know how you would do that would you do livestream and asked me the that'd be asked show how you would have done the livestream that you did. I think i can do three. I think i can go many levels deep. I think i can i. What is it. Inception go like four or five levels. Deep i think i can reproduce that with with many. Ob s.'s excellent allen. Have you been up to. I have been on the popular website azkaban to oh i found myself every so often having five minutes to spare here and there and i i thought i'd have a bit of a Go back to my roots where very first started contributing turban t which was answering support questions. I thought i'd go back to azkaban and give back to people who are asking questions now and some of it was just looking for questions. Don't have answers and trying to provide an answer or leaving. Come in asking for more detail all just up voting good answers and downloading the not so get answers just the general stuff you do. A stock exchange size is quite nice way to pass time and give something back so it's been a while since you've like really focused on that right because you started your a boon to adventure during that. Have you noticed if the nature of the questions are different now to what they were when you were doing back in like i suppose what like nine years ago something like that. He had a harder. It's more than that. It was like back in two thousand and six style idea that something like that There's some weird esoteric stuff. I don't touch and so i've got no idea how to what i'm saying question. That's the wonderful world of open source. You've an abundance desktop. Run all kinds of stuff on top of it and people are asking questions not just about. How do i get my wife as working all my system. Crashes what do i do. But they're asking you know. How do i create show scripts. That does this thing. All life half created this thing. How do i finish off. Kind of stuff is fascinating. And the thing that i discovered was that you can create saved filters so it's easy to search for stuff and such photonics that questions get tagged and such unanswered questions. Because she saved as a filter so that when you come back the site you can just press one button. And i can see all of the unanswered questions and i think those are the right ones. I aim for simply because there is someone out. There has a problem and nobody has answered. That question offered any kind of help. Toolan so i feel those are the ones i always want to take a look at first. Because someone's clearly go a problem and often you go there. I mean spirits ago someone ask. The question is not something that sat there for days and days and days and has no onset. people will often common answer but it's his interesting just to highlight the popularity of into is how fast thick and fast. These questions are coming in from people needing help. So you'll you'll advocating for answering the fresh unanswered questions as opposed to providing a better answer to an already answered question. It's all good stuff. I mean if you if you if you wanna browse the ones that are currently haute and Have a bunch of contentious answers and you wanna help clarify the best one or tidy up the answers because someone's just bashed out quick answer and you want to tidy up. You could do that as well. There's so many ways in which to get involved in ottoman too. I love it it's It's quite therapeutic and like you say it's a good way to give back to people inside. You spend a little bit of time. Doing that also helps. It's got a points system. And i'm a very points driven persons. There are no prizes but you get light activated like features and stuff within oscar onto which is quite nice motivator to get you to keep coming back. It's quite good. When you say points driven. I think you mean Soccer fa instant gamification. Yes and on that note. Let's get on with the show and now it's time for the community news and i up in the community use martin. What did you find so torsten friends who has recently voted back. Our no not voted back voted onto the bantu community council decided to write a blog post reflecting on his first month serving on the c. c. Which as a previous member of the community council. I found uninteresting a little read. Yeah i think this is a fantastic idea. Having because the the community council have closed mailing. Where conversation happens. I mean i've also been on the c some years ago and a lot of the conversations happen on that closely happens. Irc is private emails. And he's a private irc channel and these back channels where things are done But there's an open meeting on irc as well so you can join the meeting in get involved and have conversations with the c. c. But i don't think anyone's ever done like reports this of going on in my first month or my first week in the cc. I i hope does and keeps up. I hope some of the other people on the cc provide their perspective as well. Because you need you need to see you know all the different angles because on the cc find people have Opposing views on things on how to deal with conflict or what strategies might be done to improve things in the community. I think is fantastic. And i was really pleased to say this. Yeah i think a little bit of retrospective is healthy If torsten is listening. I don't think he listens I spoke to his people and his people set. No but you know to people if they were to payment touch maybe not every month but periodically like a little retrospective on how it's going Would be helpful because there are some people on the cc the all coming around the second or third time and there are other people who are fresh in and i think having a little bit of perspective and reflection on how this is working is A little bit of a healthy you know critique and analysis and he included links to two of the irc meetings of taken place. I will have links to those in the show notes for anyone that wants to see what goes on in assisi meeting Any also explains timezones hard. Because obviously the cdc is composed of people from all over the world. And i think they've actually say if you'll subscribed to a up onto fridge calendar don't expect to find the community council meeting at the time that's in the fridge because i think they've had to change the times to suit this new composition of the of the community council. Yeah it's always the way working for canonical. You get you know this people all over the world and after you shift your stuff around but people cannot call a pay to do that as polish jones whereas
Miley Cyrus leads celeb support for Elliot Page as star comes out as trans
"Movie. Juno has come out as transgender elliott page announced the news on instagram. Yesterday saying he is trans and his pronouns are he or they. This is a big announcement from one of hollywood's most recognized actors as ellen page. He started several critically acclaimed films including two x. men movies inception and like we mentioned no most recently. He's starring on netflix's the umbrella academy and ready reports page will continue to play the role of von. You hargreaves in the series page. Says he feels lucky to be able to share his authentic self and also acknowledge that trans people deal with a lot of abuse violets page has received an outpouring support from stars like miley cyrus and companies like netflix. An mtv
Hear Elliot Page's powerful statement on being transgender
"Actor Ellen page the star of movies like Juno and inception is now Elliott's page I marches are a letter with the latest Ellen page became a star playing a pregnant teen in Juneau I'm going to give up for adoption and already found the perfect couple they're gonna pay for the medical expenses and everything now page says on social media his preferred pronouns are he and today and he goes by Elliot page now page she was thirty three since coming out as trans involved a long journey and much support from the LBGTQ community page says it feels remarkable to finally love who we is enough to pursue his authentic self
"inception" Discussed on Adult Beverage Podcast
"Should know about me. I specialize in a very specific type of security. Subconscious security. You talking about dreams. And Mr Call has a job offer he would like to discuss with you. Go. Workplace policeman. Not Exact. Recreate the world the. Dream. He bring the subject into that dream. And they their secrets. Then you break in and steal it. Well. It's not strictly speaking leave. It's called inception. Already. Found a way. And this last job. That's how I get their. Feel real while we're. So. When we wake up that we realized something was actually strange. Not Prepared. Classic. have it under control. Out. Of Control. Mustn't be afraid to dream with Vega Donna..
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"It is like very funny and also like low key kind of helpful I. Now, every time I'm on camera I'm Mike Blink with intention Jamie you you heard the man link with intention and so whenever Michael caine blinks at a moment where his character is feeling vulnerable always high always noticed imagine that he's in this movie for fourteen seconds yes and too bad he loves brexit. So whip sees he loves brexit he hates blinking and that's just The unfortunate truth. But. Yeah no I agree I. was a little leery on the I've never seen someone pick it up. So fast because I that like it didn't cross the line fortunately but sometimes they worry about like. kind of like when a woman joins the squad and they're like wait a second, she can do something I'm shocked but it did. But it kind of stayed on the other side of the line of like they were genuinely impressed that anyone could pick this up. So quickly they appreciated her work and then when she made the suggestion to go down. They. Take that suggestion seriously and they take it on and no one else takes credit for it and just like, yeah, like G. Christopher Nolan is such a strange writer where. I'm like, did he just treat like he's just like, Oh, just this character with the way you would treat a male character, but then no, because she has to do the emotional baggage stuff I don't know. All right no I have a couple other things that are not at all gender specific but that I thought were very funny go for it the move this movie only works under the assumption that the idea that you have during a dream if you have a dream and you come up with. An idea happens in your dream that idea will stick with you under any circumstance and it might change. About who you are as a person 'cause like. This movie. This would be like if I woke up from a dream wear in the dream I, started a podcast about the movie inception and then I wake up and I'm like Oh my gosh I have to start a podcast about the movie inception I you know I had a dream about that. So I guess I have to do it like You are just behold into every lark that your subconscious like imagine the most bizarre dreams you've ever had and being like well, I, guess. have to do it like. I have this really scary recurring dream of. Bob Saga on a trampoline where? Like get on the trampoline, get on the trampoline like he was just a recurring dream I hope, and I was a kid when they used to be rearing a lot of reruns of full House on ABC family. It would just be Bob on a trampoline in my backyard we have a trampoline, but he was like get on the trampoline get on the trampoline and I would always be like if if I get on the trampoline, something horrible is going to happen. It's like if I woke up and it was like I have to get a trampoline and I needed to get Bob Sagging. and investigate this I mean now is as good a time as any to announce that I am going to start a podcast about the movie inception dream about I have to do it though the room I am literally i Bob Saga on a Spirit Airlines flight here right now. To. To find out what was going on there and that I mean, it's like I know I know that dreams can be very profound but the assumption that all dreams are profound is ridiculous. Funny. That's also a quick thing I had was that like. The Killian Murphy thing the whole, the the corny levels of him, holding his his like Evil Dad's hand, and he's the evil son and the data's like I. Wish you were a different evil than me and he's like. He's like rich boy cry like. I felt it the first time I watched the movie I. Feel It. Now I'm like I could not care less about whatever is happening here with the billionaires and they're like, how do we approach an oil for your I?.
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"WHO's the dreamer or like who are the outsiders So they all look at a Ellen Page Jeff Gordon Levitt and he's like Ono here. Maybe it'll distract them if we kissed each other Gimme a kiss. I feel like that is like I don't know I. Thought that. And the only reason that I'm kind of willing to go with like I think that we were supposed to like want that is because Christopher Nolan is so profoundly unskilled at writing anything like romantic that isn't traumatic like he can't just write people that have a crush on each other. It's just what he does I. Think we were supposed to be into that. It's either way it's like if so that's even more insulting to Aria need to think that you need to like try to like force it a love interest on top of all the. Services. She's that are being done but it barely reads because she and Joseph Gordon Levitt just like couldn't have less chemistry. It's given like two seconds of attention. I could maybe see that but it also, it never occurred to me that they were trying to like push a little like romance between them. If anything I thought that Joseph Gordon Levitt and Tom Hardy where like flirting, they were like nagging each other a lot. But I'm like you guys are flirting and you should just fucking kiss already like just. And I want that and I feel like that was all performance like that was like the way they performed was like you're like, okay, I like the more I, like this. This is good. Kerzner no I. This kind of brings me to. It's not a point that. I don't know I was I was thinking about it because subtle plug I guess but like I, have been watching Maggie may fishes friend of the cast and her Youtube Series on the works of Zach. Snyder. A Ha, an how Zach Snyder and I think Christopher Nolan foles into this exact same thing. I've seen this criticism of him. Coincidentally, they also have done batmans whatever. But like Christopher Nolan is a profoundly sexless director, his work features couples but only at the worst moment of their entire lives. And it's just like for for all of the Hetero normative couples you see in his movies over and over and over. It's profoundly there's no intimacy it really that isn't rooted and trauma and Zach. Snyder's film Canon is really similar to the point where I it's definitely not in this movie but I think that each of them have each D- on one sexy and I know Zack Snyder's watchmen and it's so hard to watch. But like. Just. It's very bizarre like these and they both did sexless Batman movies that are rooted in you know Mommy. Girlfriend Trauma. It's like just let a woman direct something. Please for the love of God. It's just so strange that's just more of an observation I. It's. I don't know. Just the most dramatic moments of a relationship are all that gets the worst which is why it's like if they if he was trying to write an acute moment that sort of hit the cutting room floor for two other characters, it falls completely flat and it's confusing because you're like Christopher Nolan can't do something. That's just like Kinda cute. He does not have the skills well, kind of going back to Arianna where in my list of like very bare minimum things. This movie does that are Lake I guess not negative in it's like representation of women, but like again and bare minimum or neutral I wrote down in my notes well, at least Ellen Page's character isn't poised as the romantic interest for any of the men because again I did not interpret like the movie attempting to push her and just of Gordon Levitt together at all curious about what our listeners think because. Yeah I I've heard differing opinions on that where I don't know I texted I, texted people about it because I like am I. Totally. Misreading this or and then some people were like, no I thought I was supposed to think that and then other people were like never picked up on it. I wonder I would be curious if there is like if previous drafts of this movie were kind of pushing it because it seems like. What we have might possibly be remnants of something else. That's my theory I downloaded the script, BRAG And while I did not read it because it has eight thousand pages long. I did do like controls F- to find the word, kiss appears in the script because I. wanted to see if that scene where he where we're like Joseph Gordon Lovett's like give me a kiss quick it'll distract them or whatever if that is in the script and it does not appear to be I, read that scene and that's not even in the script so that either just got thrown in on that shooting or something or you know like the reruns very yeah. So I think I think maybe it's just like that got wedged in at the last moment like Christopher put in something. Something flirty like this is the least flirty movie I've ever seen Christopher and then he's like, oh Make. Someone Kiss. The joke. It's like women won't want to see this movie unless there's a kiss in it. So throw in case. God damnit. Chris you're movies aren't forty enough like, oh, rats like just. I know it's coming to Christopher Nolan for like even a compelling love straight like just just not why we show up for him we keep showing up because of Hans Zimmer possibly. The other bare minimum thing I wrote down as it pertains to Ellen Page's character, which is more syllables than. A. But I don't I can't I. Keep not being able to say that name. Are you adding I mean it's an unusual name and it's also is so like. Mall. An Aria. Are, so, freshman year in film school named choices if kills. So. But anyway the the other like bare minimum thing is at least the male characters around her notice and acknowledge that she does a good job. Yes. There's a few different lines of dialogue that I wrote down where COBB says to Arthur he says, I've never seen someone pick it up. So fast about Ellen page at one point Cobb says kind of apropos of nothing he's just like Arianna terrific work by the way. Yeah that is nice and then right before she gets recruited Michael CAIN COBB says like Someone who's as good as. Kobe was like I need someone who's as good as I was and Michael Caines like I have someone even better. Or Have Shaoguan. Quick recommendation. If you haven't ever seen Michael Caines acting lesson tape from the eighties on the blink, the don't blink never blamed you're not. there..
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"BBC HD. Quip the Good Habits Company. Let's talk, Ariadne Week. So I mean first of all that saying, Ellen Page Queer icon love her oh. Yes. Steak fan another egregiously named Christopher Nolan character I learned that Ariadne is a mythical reference. But it basically translates to it. It's it's a redeemer literally the Redeemer Arianna. Neither Redeemer and boy does he have some follow through on that one? That is Pretty explicitly her purpose in the plot as we referenced multiple. Times. Are I think. Okay. So in that same paper, I was referencing earlier about film nor nor guilt complex. I sort of agree with with the writer in saying that Ariadne is kind of an outlier in the Christopher Nolan. Film. Canon. In that at least on the surface, there's a lot of things that Arianna like a- has that Christopher would usually only afford to a male character as she doesn't die. Such. As we know what her job is and she is not defined by being someone's romantic partner or by being a mother it truly is like the most bare minimum ship possible. But it's worth saying that this character and then I guess I haven't seen insomnia in so long but I guess that there is a character in in insomnia. Has a similar position of just like extended the basic courtesy of not being a murdered wife imagine that I I mean I and we'll talk about like I don't think Arianna is in any way a developed character and she doesn't have as much agency as she should and her her story line is so chained to Leonardo DiCaprio's. Progress as a character and I think that she is very much. I. Think it is somewhat. Some I mean I think it's pretty gendered that she is brought in as kind of the person to take on his emotional baggage and absolve him of this guilt right? That's all very true. But but we know what her job is. We know what her interest is. She is brutally murdered. I hate that we have to like grass for these straws. There it is. Yes. What struck me very very initially before we even before you even like started prepping for episode or anything like that. Just kind of thinking back on the movie remembering having seen it in the past was that. She is a character who is new to this world of infiltrating people's dreams and one of the functions of her character within just the context of the movie is that she is a conduit by which the audience received information and exposition about she's your the world. She's perhaps the Avatar your Avatar, and this is obviously not an uncommon function for a character but I, feel like the optics of one of only two female characters in the movie and the only female character on the inception squad not knowing anything and having to taught everything like having to have men tell her all the stuff that I have mixed feelings about it because on one hand I hate it you do get to see. You do get to see how south smart she is how quickly she's able to learn and piece things together and like create mazes and complex architecture. Right. But it also means that you do have to see a lot of men explaining everything to her, and it means that all of the men on the team are way more seasoned and experienced exact. Then her even like even Killian Murphy who's not. Who's being gas lighted knows more than she does right? He knows more about inception like extraction than she does. I Ju- I mean even removing gender from the discussion I just always find this to be very noxious to have to sit through. You know because it's literally just like what is the first rule of writing show don't tell but this is just like, yeah, I mean I I have the same issue with Harry Potter where it's like the whole first movie is just like Harry. Potter's like what's This and then an adult is like well, it's that and he's like Oh interesting and like that is the whole movie. I just I don't know it happens in Avatar, but also it's the title. So whatever. He's like, what's best we'll intimate. With like heavy world building, you do need sure to be explained the rule the audience needs to understand the rules of the world. So you know you usually have to have. A character act as like the proxy to Avatar, by which that information gets explained to us why don't necessarily even have a problem I don't have a problem that is just a general concept but for it to be like the one woman on the team is the one who doesn't know anything in has to be told that because like why couldn't they have just been another woman in the? Squad maybe she's the chemists or why couldn't and we have a woman in stem? Yeah. Why couldn't like Joseph Gordon Levitt of the new like why did it have to be a female character especially with and again it's like like you were kind of just saying like if we had more women in the story, this would be less of a problem because it would be more women in the story. There is only like really one and a half women in the story because. Mao is only mouth. So. Right. So it's like, yeah, the fact that I, I got really frustrated. I kept pausing the movie and like stopping around and being like I'm ellen page. What's this? What's this? What's this? What's this I? Forgive you this because that's just like she forgives him for stuff that she doesn't need to, and then she's like, what's This And it's frustrating because we are given like I don't know this is a weird phase of Christopher Nolan slowly realizing that he keeps doing this and so I mean I'm this is conjecture but maybe this is the point in Christopher Nolan's career where he's.
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Again, a man dealing with grief like that's an interesting story like or so conditioned to be emotionally closed off and to like not acknowledge or feel their feelings and like so story that explores that. is worthwhile but even like in this, he just doesn't. He doesn't deal with his grief in a healthy way at all. He's just he's. So he's just keeps well, I mean ed coming his characters grow too much. Then Christopher Nolan might have to do that, and that's clearly not something that is on the table. So I. Don't know and again it's like when we talk when we talk about Christopher Nolan. Also including I mean not an inception Jonathan Nolan didn't write inception Christopher dead but he but Jonathan Nolan is very present in the perpetuation of this in the the Nolan expanded universe or whatever. So like I guess my point kind of what I'm trying to figure out here is mall the. Way We see behaving in the movie is really not her fault because the gas lighting and her being a projection of his subconscious when we do see her but even so the movie frames her as the villain who we are not supposed to identify whether we like she's just there to realize Cobb. So we as the audience are meant to see her as an obstacle as a complication. Part we're like we are supposed to be like, oh no, we especially at the end when she's like. She finally learns because he finally tells her that it was him and gave. Him isn't he just telling himself he's ain't. She's dead. You're like you're making amends with your your subconscious you're not even making with your wife because you. You it was your fault that she died, which is an important part of like growth of like admitting something to yourself and acknowledging that you have a problem that is literally step one of the process. But if it's framed like he's making amends with which is so weird because in the previous moment, he's like I know that you're not you. I know that you're a part of me, but then it sort of evolves into my read and maybe I'm just like an unsophisticated. Viewer but like when I was first watching this movie, I, thought the movie was very clearly saying like Oh isn't this nice. He made amends with his wife and he apologized to her but it's like if you think about that for even point one seconds, he's not make she's dead. Done I just A Messy Messy Messy Chris in the real world after they have woken up from that like fifty years long dream where they grow old together and build a whole world together. He knows that there's something the matter because one 'cause he instead opted her and to because he's downright says like, yes, she wasn't the same I could tell something was wrong then. Like Make. Sure. She gets help like go to couples counseling together I. Don't like to some bedding, but it has but I but I feel like they dodged that by being like well, we can't tell people about the whole thing or or which is like, okay but Nah. Also. I. Thought. This is like the most minor character to the point where you don't even see her but they made grandma seem also like a very cruel bad character that was like I don't want you to and I'm like look at what she has to work with year like she thinks that you murdered her daughter which basically you did. So stop being such a baby. Of course she doesn't like you. There's there's I. wouldn't. If I was the grandma in that situation, I would be like these kids are being raised by me by by calling Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't get within I also don't fully understand why he gets to be with his kids at the end but I think that that was because I always stop listening by the end of this movie. I'm sure it's justified but this. Okay. So this kind of do you have anything else on mall I guess my the last thing I wanted to say in it's it's a little bit of repetition of what we've already said, but this is coming more from a screenwriting point of view Not that I have a master's degree or anything because I would hate to bring that Oh also I thought Ellen page and I was like Grad school visibility Caitlin. Yeah I did I did appreciate. anyway. So the like okay. So a movie generally has an external struggle and an internal struggle. Here's this many many screenwriting lesson for all of our listeners out there the external struggle is more or less the outward plot of the movie. So inception, the external struggle is this the inception squad trying to in? Sept. Kilian Murphy the Internal Struggle Of, a movie is whatever emotional struggle that the protagonist is dealing with, which exists alongside the external struggle. So in this movie, the internal struggle is cobb dealing with the guilt and regret and memories and all that stuff surrounding his wife Mall, which I feel like is such a and we've talked about this a lot in. Of of a female character whose only function in the story is to be a male characters internal struggle as a way to. Further characterize the male protagonist like she doesn't have any for own agency or interior already or anything like that, and this was like such a prime example. I mean, this is a Gr- Regis on egregious example of like. Very. I mean you couldn't more intentionally take agency away from a female character then to make her a projection of the male protagonists like that's just above and beyond. It's comical almo-. It's like it's funny how ridiculous it is But yeah, that was that was the last thing really that I had on mall justice for Marion Cotillard. He's wonderful. Why would you do this to her I? Know let's take a quick break and then we'll come right back..
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"But like that's his version of her so like it which earned at the very end but I feel like at that point, the damage is kind of already been done and it's Well. It is an interesting twist I. Guess like I remember when I saw the movie when you find out what what the real circumstances of. Her death was you're like Oh this? Okay. But, but it's just not handled. It's handled. So I think strangely and I think it is. A lot of what it is she's treated so poorly and kind of so inconsistently because it's just like that's not who the writers concern is. The writer is concerned with basically absolving Leonardo DiCaprio. From as much guilt as they possibly can before the movie is over. And that is a huge reason why Ellen page is involved. So heavily it there's elements of her character that I like. Her. You know huge task here I think is to take on you know cobbs emotional baggage and absolve him of guilt. Yeah. That is basically her plot function and. And it's just I know it's seems like the plot is designed to examine his guilt explain why he's feeling guilt and then say actually we forgave him it's fine right? 'cause like there should be more stories about. Men dealing with their feelings and acknowledging that they have feelings and coping with them in healthy ways like there are not stories about that very much not that this is a story about that either because he does not deal with his feelings in a healthy way no, he just waits for someone to tell them to not deal with and then he doesn't like well I mean I don't know I guess not last see I will say this is embarrassing also, but like that last seen with him and mall, it's still got me a little bit. She's you know they did grow old together. That's very sweet. That part you're like, okay, fine Yo y'all got me for a second there but it but it's like it's just so it you know even that moment is designed to absolve him of the consequences of his actions. The fact that he did a bunch of sweet nice things in the dream world before. Gas. Lighting his wife and and causing this personal catastrophe and taking her life from her The fact that they grew old together in the world is supposed to make that. Okay and the movie kind of runs with that. Yeah. 'cause he should feel guilty he should feel so. Everyone's like don't feel guilty it's like, yeah, go to therapy feel guilty probably go into a different line of work like that. These are these are the things I see it like be a father to your children get a different job like just come on become a real like an architect who just designs buildings in the real world like stop at feel like Joseph Gordon Levitt and five hundred as of summer. God. Because okay. I honestly I kept getting confused because I know that everyone in the I couldn't tell you who's doing what in the in the t the Dream Team. Architect I'm I'm PA I, do the lights are like whatever the fuck they're doing the inception squad they're all they all you have their little job. Is Squad. But I kept thinking that Joseph Gordon Levitt was the architect because he's an architect and five hundred days of summer. Back but he's not he is like the gaffer of. His job is never given a name because you have our yard knee is the she's the architect right eames AK. Tom Hardy is the forger We've got the chemist in Yousef but we don't know what just love. It's characters what his job title is supposed to be like cute and Brown. He I I don't know I need to get past my just of Gordon Levitt like I just find him bothersome but it's fine. He's not a bad person and that doesn't happen enough so that we know of Gosh. Shopping? For. You drag me check the date that this was. Right God. I guess where I land on malls character is that like? The way she behaves is not her fault because cobs gasoline her into this warped version of reality, and then the rest of the time we see her is his perception of her and again, he apparently thinks very little of her if he. Just. The end he of like cell phones himself I being like, yeah. Obviously you're nothing like this and you know I guess I'm just a little better but I but then it sounds like he's like calling he's insulting her it just sucks like. Like as a personal victory when he's cruel to her and it's a personal victory when he murders her because she is his guilt right? A Better Metaphor for that like, Oh, don't keep killing Marion Cotillard she's so talented. Found that whole thing really this is just a plot issue. Why wouldn't he just tell her? He accepted her when she's on the Ledge feel like that might do it. Right. There are many plot holes in this movie and I don't even know Ya what they all are because it's so complicated paying close enough attention I know that they're there I just don't know what they are but like, right what is why wouldn't he just because she's not real? What are the what would be the consequences? If he told her that sooner because him got worst divorce I. Right in dreamworld even or in the real world like why doesn't he just tell her at any point in the movie prior to the end like there's no I don't understand what the disadvantage of revealing this sooner would have been and I understand. Sorry. Shame and whatever. But yes. So like it's like. Right so like in storytelling, the character arc doesn't happen until the like the full arc doesn't come all the way around he won't change or grow until the end but like. What just Oh, it goes back to like find a better way to in like.
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"And basically I mean a lot of it is stuff we're going to be discussing anyways but I did think it was interesting and I had never quite made this connection very explicitly before of how dependent Christopher Nolan is on film noir tropes in order for his movies to work and how I think like it's been regarded as like Oh. You Know Christopher Nolan is updating film noir. When it's like, you know maybe he is aesthetically and affects wise. But in its treatment of women I would argue it's like even more regressive than your average film noir where you have obviously you have your your fem fatal who I think mall falls into that very cleanly down to her haircut for some reason, she looks like it's a film nor movie even though it's two thousand and. Ten. And everyone else looks like two thousand and ten. But whatever right but she falls very cleanly into that. But at least in most filmed wars which we have yet to cover on the show but just what I mean I've seen some of them I'm not a huge fan. But at least part of what distinguished FM fatal is she is always connected to the mystery and she's often manipulative. There's definitely a lot of negative troops in there, but very leaves part of what makes a FEM fatale interesting is that they have agency that at that time it was unusual for a female character to have right and I feel like Christopher Nolan presents you with the static and some of the hallmarks of a fem tall, but then generally strips her of agency entirely. So in some ways, it's Even worse I don't right Oh. Yeah. Well, let me tell you a little something that Christopher Nolan himself said in an interview with wired in two thousand ten shortly after the movie came out because he was asked about his new are references in his movies and particularly in inception and he said quote, the key new our reference is the character mall. It was very important to me that she come across as a classic. FEM fatal. So he is literally identifying her as such that was extremely deliberate on his part Okay. Back to the quote, the rest of the quote is the character and her relationship to Cobb's psyche is the literal manifestation of what the FEM fatal always meant in film noir, the neuroses of the protagonist, his fear of how little he knows about the woman he's fallen in love with that kind of thing and quote. So I feel like I mean you know everyone is free to interpret anything anyway they like. But that seems like a pretty. Unsophisticated interpretation of what a FEM fatalities supposed to like I feel like he's kind of telling himself. They're a little bit because to me. That's never been to me what FM fatal is as a manifestation of the male protagonists insecurity. It's like I think that's how Christopher Nolan's fanfare tiles present but I don't think that that's all I mean. For me I, I always view the FEM fatale in terms of like the negative stereotypes associated with them. Of being like the threat of a woman who was sexually empowered and has agency and that this presents a danger to the protagonist and like it falls into the stereotype that women are always trying to deceive you and you can't trust women when they say, yes, they know and they say, no, they mean, yes, and to me that was where those tropes lies. So the fact that he interprets fanfare tells that way is also like kind of I don't know telling to me I guess yea, I'd. And maybe that's just like the way he thinks he's updating. But no, he says like this is a very classic Femi- Towel. So yeah, I I don't know exactly what to make of this aside from he extremely intentionally wrote mall as a FEM Fatale, which in itself is sort of confusing to me because as we already hinted at the character that we see onscreen. As Mall, is in some cases in flashback, she is a real person and alive in the context of that flashback. But most of the time we see her she is a projection of Cobb's subconscious ray. So she's not even real. She's just his guilt ridden version of her buried deep in his comedy is also indexed explicit to like nate say that by the end. which prohibited I mean like we were sort of referencing this at the beginning but. Even though there is an exchange in this movie that on its surface may appear to pass the Bechtel test I feel like with the exception of a few flashback lines. Most of the time we hear mall speak She's speaking through COBB's subconscious, and so I don't think that really qualifies as a female protagonist because it's made explicitly clear tax that she is a manifestation of his. which is like I mean, could you have less agency? No right you're being repeatedly murdered, but you're also just a projection of your husband, but we get to see her die violently several times don't worry. Yes we do. Does, it pass the Bechtel test when Ariadne kills her in the end and does it pass the Bechtel test when she stabs Ariani toward the beginning of the movie, women are killing each other more than you'd expect at least her being a manifestation of like Imo Cobb like. At least justifies how overwrought Marion Cotillard style and she's like a fabulous actor and she I, mean I really liked her in the movie when it first came out I was like, wow, she's so cool she so like compelling in the way that Fem fatale characters can be and she's really talented. But like on paper my God where she's like Circling Ellen page like a hawk and. It's just like have you ever been a lover and you're like, Oh, my God, and if you think that that's actually if you think about it and you're like that's actually Leonardo DiCaprio, subconsciously asking her that you like leave Ellen page a loan right and on top of that those lines that are being delivered by his subconsciousness version of mall she's just quoting stuff he has said..
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Smelling. Uh Well. Oh Christopher Nolan. Where do we? I mean, okay. I have a really quick rundown I. I'm trying to I'm struggling to remember exactly how much of this talk we have sort of how to an extent in our dark knight episode but I just wanted to give a quick rundown of I feel like it is semi common knowledge among movie lovers of shadows if you will that Christopher Nolan, tens to kill off female characters frigging we call it. Killing off a female character, usually the significant other of the main male protagonist in order to advance the plot in a rather lazy sexist way. And Christopher Nolan is one of the foremost offenders of this trope in modern movies. I will at least say that it appears that he has at least it took a long time, but it seems like someone has brought this to his attention at some point because we have at this as of this recording, we have not seen Tenet. But it seems like at least in his past two movies, he is not fridge female characters and interstellar I don't believe it happens and then there's a dead there's a dead wife, but her death is an integral to the plot. and. Then what Dunkirk AK Boy Island has zero women. So I think he kind of gets off on a technicality by not include women at. All right. But just a quick rundown of how this very and I think it ties into a lot of how much Christopher Nolan polls from film Duar and especially in this movie. FM. Fatal tropes that he is referencing without building on at all But how? Dead Hot SIS white Hetero women. Factors into his plots. It's remarkable. Okay. So apparently, his first feature which I've never seen called following has an a beautiful dead girl is the twist at the end. There's a twist at the end spoiler and it's a dead white girl okay. Momentum okay. So I'm pulling here from a blog post overthinking dot com where they very succinctly put this so. Memento a man with Amnesia is obsessed with finding the killer of his beautiful wife. Yes. Insomnia a detective plays a cat and mouse game with the killer of a beautiful young girl the prestige a magician engages in a bitter rivalry with former friend he blames for the death of his beautiful wife. The Dark Knight, the lives of a masked vigilante and a district attorney are shattered when the beautiful woman they both love is killed. Inception dream thief struggles with the crushing guilt of his wife taking her own life. And that gets US up. So at this point, like this is the sixth or seventh time that Christopher Nolan has done this exact thing. Yes I am all for a director expo is like I don't really have an issue with like I appreciate that Christopher Nolan. Seems to be really interested in the concept of time and time manipulation. That's his thing not a problem but he dismisses female characters the same way you every time it's like not just insensitive it's also stunningly. Get. Some new material. Bro, like right a new premise. If I was Chris I know Christopher Nolan his wife Emma Thomas is a producer on i. think maybe every single one of his movies and if I were her I would just be so nervous. I'm like. My husband seems really like fixated on. Being dead in order to move on with their life like. What is he trying to tell me also this is his brother writes some of the movies too. So Jonathan Nolan is also at fault here. Sure yes, for being obsessed with dead white ladies. I just think it's it's just so strange and this movie I think is this end memento for me are tied with for the most egregious. Examples of this year and the prestige. Yeah and we did talk quite a bit about frigging in the Dark Knight episode because the character whose name escapes me Ono Rachel. Dawes. She gets fringed or Jalen Hall at death. But Katie Holmes at other points in her life. Right. She gets violence is people are violent toward her three different times in that movie if I'm remembering correctly the final time being when she is absence. There's constant for Jiang all to advance the plot of Christian Bale and famously I Frankenstein A I. mean. We go to the matriarch to hear everything the whole teapot was. I. I'm. Not Seeing the thread. Frankenstein connect. Arabic heart. Right because he plays Harvey Dent in. It now. But then he later plays. I MR. Frankenstein it sounds so ridiculous to say out loud Adam Frankenstein but that's the characters name. But. That's the only ridiculous thing about the movie otherwise everything is makes total sense. But. Yeah. I I mean a lot of these Christopher Nolan movies I enjoy in a macro sense but it is kind of stunning how this same thing happens over and I think that especially how mall- malls character I'll. I'll just call her bad. How how bad's character is treated in this movie is Very almost beat for beat pretty similar to how the I'm not remembering the characters name but the the his wife in the prestigious treated. She loses touch with she doesn't know what's real and what isn't an ends up taking her own life and then men argue for an hour and you're just like, why is this? A big wait what I remember from that I need to rewatch the prestige but the main thing I remember from that movie is a woman dying in the very beginning in that sort of like initiating that rivalry does another woman die? No I'm referring to that women but she comes back through flashbacks stuff like that. Okay gotta go. Yeah I think it's I. Believe it's Piper Parapro who is the the his wife okay. Got In that movie. Bottom, yes, Christopher Nolan has a terrible track record when it comes to including women in his movie, He has a real fixation on a woman has to be fridge and more specifically die in a movie to characterized my male protagonist violently dive violent especially, Memento and insomnia. The whole point of the movie doesn't happen unless a woman is killed violently like it's really frustrating. I came across this very helpful paper by a believe a Swedish writer whose name I'm going to butcher and I apologize It's ferrier. Sig fu-san I'll link it I. Apologize I. Almost certainly got that wrong but they wrote a paper called Noir guilt complex the death of women as a catalyst for character development and plot in the films of Christopher Nolan..
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"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"See this movie Mike Wow and then also his his whole thing is ultimately movies are about fathers and sons which is just like Iran I guess we're doing this again right in any case yeah I. I was thinking about that and I I don't think it's actually i. mean it's kind of like they're sort of doing the right thing, but it's not for the right reasons. So right confusing not enough information, but it seems to be there is not good. Okay. So now COBB and Arthur have to find a new architect basically someone who creates the world's of the dreams that they go into. So they recruit Ariadne, which is Ellen Page's character, and they show her the ropes and we learn that time in the dream world moves. More quickly or more slowly basically five minutes in the real world gets you one hour in dreamworld right and then we also learn about totems which are the little objects that help these people distinguish dreams from reality. They Recruit eames Aka Tom Hardy to be a forger basically someone who impersonates other people within dreams and they also recruit a chemist named Yousef to create sedatives to keep people asleep and let them go deep enough. WHO's the scientist from Avatar is he? I don't remember. Yes. Yes I went deep down the rabbit hole because like I like this character wherever I seen him before and I'm like Avatar, and then it was like, what has he done since inception literally avatars so I think he's just been like trapped New Zealand for ten years Yuccas Avatar well James Cameron will do that. Yeah. So his participation in the story is necessary because they need these powerful sedatives because for inception, you need to go down like Cobb is like we have to go down three levels a dream within a dream within a dream We also learn that mall is actually dead and we're like, well, Christopher Nolan movie I guess. Stands to reason that tracks. So whenever we see her in any dreams, she is just Cobb's projection of her. We find out the reason that he can't go home and see his kids is that people think that cobb killed her so they start planning the infiltration. There's this the kick that they have to synchronize things something that kick right And figure out if they get stuck in the third level of the dream, it might be like ten or more years that they're are trapped. So they have to make sure that that doesn't happen. An time comes to sneak into killing Murphy's dream. His name is Mr Fischer there on a long flight from Sydney to La that's when they go in they hack into his brain but there's not a matthew Lillard to be found. Where is Matthew Lillard in hackers where in this movie? Missed opportunity. So. They get into the first level of the dream. They have a rough start cubs subconscious projections keep interfering Sido gets shot. You know they're trying to get a combination from Fisher. All this stuff I'm going to kind of gloss over they get into the next level the dream within a dream Cobb tells fisher that he's a easily by the way you're in A. Dream spoiler and he convinces him that Fisher's uncle Peter's conspiring against him and convinces Fisher to go into the next level of the dream with them, which ends up being this kind of remote fortress in the snowy mountains. This is like the everyone is wearing matching outfits and has a machine gun question mark, right? Yeah. You're just like all right I. Guess We're here. Sure. Okay this is happening all around them and in the other levels of the dream in the third level Justice Fisher is about to open a safe, which will effectively be the moment of inception mall comes in and shoots Fisher, which means that Cobb and Ariadne are Edna half to that how you say your name no idea and he's I again, I think carry different characters. Say it differently yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Because like at one point Michael, Caines like ariadne except in a British accent right and you're like, is it just because he's British? Not, sure stop choosing these names. If if you're not gonNA, tell your actors, how to pronounce them. Literally staff like you made five hundred movies, tell your gas how to pronounce the name. Yep. Oh, well shouldn't be that hard. And yet. Okay. So she in Cobb have to go down to yet another layer of the dream I think so that they can keep going and get the job done. So now they're in like the fourth layer of dreamworld. And when they're down there, Cobb reveals that it was him who incented mall with the idea that maybe reality isn't reality and that's why she killed herself because that's something we learned happened. But now he's he's finally able to let go of the guilt and he stays behind to find Saito who has died and dream world and will be stuck in limbo. So cobb finds him, which is the scene that the movie opens on, and then everyone wakes up from the various levels of the dream we get back to reality on the plane. Fisher has been successfully accepted, and then everyone gives each other a meaningful. Look it really Oh my God the Hans Zimmer is the last thing. Just like we did it. We did it. We did it. We did. We did it. We did it. Allen pages like I forgive you and you're like why? Right, then cobb returned home to see his children but the ending is left ambiguous because of the spinning top, we don't know if he's a dream or the real world and it's like Christopher Nolan. Just let us see the top fall over you coward. That's no I think that that's like I was like that's pretty cool that that is never not a a choice and like I. Know I hated is your team rose went to sleep and it's like. You know. I like that they don't tell you and it's a little wobbly and you're like, Ooh, like. Oh. My God. It's fine. 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"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"I was just I don't know just Gordon Levitt I think it probably a wonderful person like he's just so corny I don't know. anyways I ca I carry it around the dice and that's on me. That's incredible. I didn't do that. But as you call I used to I well, I still have the ring from Lord of the Rings on a necklace. Yes. I only ever wore as I when I was caused playing as Frodo, which I did do multiple times one of the most iconic. Pictures of you of all time because you're selling and you're so happy. Fully in character yes. Thank you so much Okay so the recap of inception. This is a two and a half hour movie and the plot is very complicated. So I did my best to simplify it as much as possible. There's parts that I kind of gloss over. So if you really want to know what the movie's about just watch it, but here we go. Yeah, it's on Amazon prime. If you're you know also in Jeff Bezos, his pocket because no ethical consumption. It's their indeed. Okay. So we open on Leonardo di Caprio in the water and we're like a, what is this the end of titanic? I felt okay. A really early point to interrupt but I. I had a thought. I consulted. The one other person I've seen in the past six months Isaac. I was like I feel like. Leonardo DiCaprio in his career is very often on the beach or in a body of water fully clothed. It happens a lot allies will he's literally in a movie called the beach but I feel like I don't I don't know he was close for a lot of the movie. Yeah. Yeah. I. Feel like he's fully clothed in the water and titanic he is in a body of water at some point during shutter island clothed clothed in the water and inception What is it with this guy and being closed in the water? Just a fun movie trend well, I'll keep my eye on that. Show everyone in the comments Shout out your favorite Leonardo DiCaprio clothed in a body of water I guess in the revenue he's clothed in the snow. And Elsa Great, Gatsby dies in the Pool Awfully Hud he is clothed in water all the time. Okay. It's a trope. It's a trope specific to one actor that has no implications of anything unlike most trump's this trump is meaningless and I don't know why it is so. Or does it have meaning Jamie? We just have to discover the meaning? Is He in the water in Gilbert Grape? Every. He is well, he's not clothed but in he's there's a scene where he gets left in the tub overnight and he's and he's really cold. But? He's. He's he's naked. Okay. Well, I guess. So does it count It's Maybe someone saw that movie and like but what if he was fully clothed and then that it's just the rest of his career? Don't know I. Don't know why maybe it's in his contract he's like in every movie I'm in. You are contractually obligated to write a scene in which I am. Y because there's another scene where he gets dunked in the TUB in inception and he is fully clothed. In the beginning reminders, not just like, Oh, a t shirt and short it's like he has like layers on all of these movies. He's like fully dolled up fully clouds underwater happens to him constantly, I couldn't stop thinking about it. Okay. That's all I had to say. Does. He go into a body of water and Wolf of wall? Street. I I have to imagine we'll. He's on a yacht at one point. Oh that's Swimming pools I'm going to try to make a number to make a gallery for our instagram. caprio underwater in clothes. It's just. Are Is he in water in like gangs of New York. Seeing that I know people love it it it's a slog. I'll tell you what really oh I, thought it was author was wrong. Oh, no I'm thinking of catch me if you can people love catch me if you can. Oh Yeah I do like in catch me if you can is around because you go underwater and that one you know what I would not be surprised at all I don't remember if he does or not but it seems very possible in that movie has his mind blowing to me this is I. Don't know I'll I'll I'll source images post it to our instagram be like Any any film critics have something to weigh in with here it's I feel like the other underwater trope is like a white girl in a teen movie going underwater in a pool to reflect on her changing life, which is A. Gendered trope with implications whereas this is just chaos I don't know why it happens. Well. I think we should start a new podcast about it. I. SPINOFF okay So Okay Lee Leo has characters him as COBB. He is in the business of extracting information from people's minds Yup, by way of infiltrating their dreams. So he and Arthur that's Joseph Gordon Levitt. Are Trying to extract something from Mr Sido whose name is also pronounced Mr Saito sometimes. So I don't know which one it is because the characters say it differently there's no continuity. The character never corrects we just don't know it's annoying yes and he is played by Ken Watanabe. ICONIC. Character love him yes same. So, they're trying to extract something from him and they are inside of his dream in the beginning of the movie. Also in the stream is mall played by Marion Cotillard which did you did you learn that that? Okay. This is peak Christopher Nolan, but mall is French for bad or evil. If you want. How. simplistically Christopher Dillon views gender he's like okay. Woman. Woman. Woman. Getting bad. I'm getting bad. Okay. We can't just name her bad I. Guess we'll have to make it. French. Yikes. Yes. So Mall is COBB's his wife and she has a habit of popping up in dreams throughout the movie and we will later find out why? Exactly. So it turns out that Mr Saito knows that he's asleep and that they're all in his dream but wait a minute there's still in a dream there in a dream within a dream and now he's impressed and they all wake up from the various levels of this opening dream and said, it was like, okay I, want you to do an inception. Extracting something from someone's mind. He wants an idea to be planted in someone else's mind and Arthur's like that's not possible. But COBB is like actually it is Let it's really hard. Originally Mr DiCaprio Mr Cla underwater himself has the goods. Yes. So he's like it's possible. It's really hard. You just have to go really deep into a person's mind and he's reluctant to do it. But Sido is like if you do this for me, I will make it. So you can return to the US because COBB has two young children who he can't go home to but we also don't know why yet exactly So the idea that site. Owens. Planted in the mind of the son of Saito's main competitor he on some kind of energy conglomerate all vaguely Evil Yeah Yeah Sido once the sun to walk away from his inheritance to break up the empire and I don't know if that's because he's basically trying to avoid his competitor from establishing monopoly and I'm like, okay. Well, that's good like monopoly shouldn't exist but I feel like it's because he wants to. Have the monopoly instead. Kind of my question is as I was at first I'm like Oh. This is there's a really fun like leftist way to look at this, but then the more I thought about it I. Actually I don't think that that is true. It seems like the reason they want the monopoly broken up are also capitalistic and pretty selfish. uh-huh. So zero out of ten. On that yeah. Because I was like, Oh, I forgot this kind of of how is it Cillian Murphy I think it's Killian Kilian Murphy but I'm not sure who has beautiful is I think every time I.
"inception" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"Bra Do you ever think well that we might not be podcasting at all. Are we in a dream. Of A. Look and then you look over your shoulder all sexy and you're like. It's a dream and then I go. No Bra and that's basically the movie folks. That's the whole. More or less. Welcome to the Bechtel cast all due respect to Hans Zimmer this like you have to imagine. Christopher. Nolan was like I just want the soundtrack to sound like a large electronic. Fart. As if so. Burn like it's just it's overwhelming. Welcome to the style cast? Yes this. This is the Bechtel cast in which well hello. I'm. Jamie. For our. And we examine movies through an intersectional feminist Lens with as little sound effects as possible. we pull from us the Bechtel tests as a jumping off point for discussion, pulling from a media metric invented by queer cartoonist. Alison Bechtel sometimes referred to as the Bechtel walls tasks that requires for our purposes that two people of a marginalized gender talk about something with each other they also have to have names and they talk about something. There's other than a this man for more than two lines of dialogue. I have to be honest. Okay. We're also covering inception today I was so I was like it's probably know for this one. But I was surprised. But we'll we will I. Guess it's it to all of our, all of our listeners who aren't actually listeners think we talk about whether it passes the test or not that's incorrect but. I was pleasantly surprised I'm like does Ellen page. Talk to Marion Cotillard at any time the answer then I also have I, have that answer but then I also have a counter argument. That's a whole thing. Oh. Yes. Same. We're talking about inception to we are okay. Okay. I'm wondering if we hit on the same thing, I'm just like getting a big Jumanji energy from. Jumanji the new. In what way? What do you mean in the way that we had that discussion about Jack Black in Jumanji I have sort of a similar feeling about Marianne coach Ers. In inception it right because her character is actually. The projection of a man. Yeah. was like I don't know if that counts as a female character because he says to her you're not you. You're me so I'm like okay seems like it's been confirmed in text very I mean this is this is like I was really I don't know I I I had to go on a walk. We'll also I mean and we'll talk about this. But like how little does he think of his wife his wife if if his projections of her behave the way that she does because she's like the villain of the move anyway, we'll talk about it she is. She's a and that at the end he kind of like, Rhett Konczal. Yeah I'm kind of really remembering you falsely and exclusively at your worst. So right that's kind of on me and you're like I yeah. I would say that that is definitely on you but don't worry ellen page's there to just constantly be like your great. A NOT TURCO. The Redeemer and the projection this is what we have to work with with inception. What we have to work with yes. So. What what is your experience with inception Caitlyn? I saw it in theaters twenty, ten I I think like many people quite enjoyed it. It was hailed as being you know one of the smartest and most profound movies of the decade for a while and I was admittedly fully on board that ship for quite some time and then I don't remember exactly when this happened but I felt like there was some kind of cultural shift where a lot of people were like you know what? It is isn't as awesome as smart as we thought, it was maybe actually kind of silly and then I also midway through the decade like there was kind of this mass. I wonder if it was like when it hit streaming or something, but there was kind of, yeah like a mass like hold on I just re watched inception for the first time since two thousand ten and it's silly, right? And I also, you know boarded that ship for a while, but I have then jumped and These are deliberate titanic references I have jumped off of that. I. Have jumped off of that door and climbed back onto the sinking titanic of rain -ception being a good movie. I am firmly in that camp again and and when I say that. It is extremely pretentious. It is so far up its own, ass, but it's like some point and Chris. I feel like not to movie blame. But at this point, if you're going to Christopher Nolan movie and leaving like that was so pretentious. At this point, he's made eleven movies you gotTa. If you're showing up, you've got to be ready for pretentious thing to happen like is true. There is no. I would argue there's really no excuse at this point to not know that Christopher Nolan makes some of the most pretentious stuff in the game I feel like we've been on kind of a similar ish journey with it where I saw this movie came out. The I think I don't know. They're either like the yeah. I guess it would be like shortly before I went to college. because. Imagine going to film school right after this movie came out like Oh rest derives of eighteen year old boys that are just like I'm GonNa make my inception and like just I mean. Students of all genders but you know I would I would argue a male heavy group that were dislike Omar. Like just just really very into inception I definitely liked it. I thought it was really smart. I saw in Three D. and I got a headache the first time. So then I had to see it a second time in two D. And I really liked it. That's I can type the first time I was like. I have a migraine but I I really liked it and then similar to you. I saw it. kind of midway through the decade after and then I think I had soured to it because I was in film school when all the eighteen year old boys were really frothing at the mouth regarding Christopher Nolan? Sure and I didn't love that. So I think soured towards kind of early. But then every, and then I realize and then I think midway through the and like this movie is such a waste of Marion Coach Yard because I saw Le Vian rose but she won her Oscar for as I. Oh, my God she's so talented. How did Christopher Nolan like higher her after she did a performance like that and then gave her. This role, but in any case. Re watching it I watched it a month ago before we decided, we were doing this just for fun and it's I guess it's it's a variation on a rob. It's a pretentious rump. Yes I think it's a very heady romp. Yes. I would agree with that. It's extremely watchable. It is too long for shorts two and a half hours and that's just offensive. But my gosh I I do really appreciate the world building as far as like a script goes it's a pretty you know it's potentially confusing the whole dream within a dream million layers of dreams thing you know I I don't now. You can enjoy this. I can say from personal experience you can enjoy this movie without fully understanding exactly what's going on yes and still just be like, okay that could have been a plot hole I miss something but like well I guess they're all wearing white now like that I don't know why that reveal has always baby laugh when they cut to. Everyone's in the snow and everyone's wearing white and it just like watching it this time I'm like I feel like Kanye West's like property in Wyoming like this where everyone's just like wearing the same outfit and it's huge kind of scary but but it's just like..
"inception" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Hey everybody welcome to another bald movie today we're talking about inception. That was released on July sixteenth. Two Thousand Ten makes it its tenth anniversary. also has the distinction of being. I think the first, if not one of the. The the top one or two movie reviews. We ever did on bald. Move back when we only had one show called blonder. this was on episode twenty one the dreamcast and the inception dreamcast and I will link that in the show notes. In fact, our first idea was just going to re release that into the movie feed, and we listened to it, and we realized it sounded just terrible. Yep, the audio quality's terrible It's it's it's not necessarily representative of of what we are today and you know what had been. I don't know five or six years since I've seen this movie. As kind of eager to revisit it This of course is written and directed by Christopher. Nolan it scored by Hans Zimmer. like an instant classic, legendary score and stars, just a ton of famous people Leonardo. Di Caprio I. Don't think I need to walk through his Magdi Kin WANTANABE who've courses Puritan Godzilla. Letters from you, Ajima memories of Gisha. Batman begins the Last Samurai. Joseph Gordon Levitt, who got to start on third rock from the Sun, also has been in Batman Dark. Knight Rises looper five hundred days of summer. Marian Cartier. COTY are cut. The are cut. The are on the. I. Don't know I'm having trouble with the French who also was in the dark knight rises contagion. That, we just reviewed recently. Ellen page sorry of the various experts movies. Juno hardrock, and of course the last of us. It's not true. That's a lie. Common Misconception Tom Hardy who I just recently saw capone who is also in venom of the Revenue Mad Max Fury, road also the Dark Knight Rises, Bronson Rock and roll Cillian Murphy from. Batman Begins Peaky Blinders Sunshine Twenty eight days later. Tom Barringer, who starred in platoon, sniper, the substitute, the big chill, and finally my cocaine. Oh, how can you.
"inception" Discussed on The Cinema Guys
"That, who. H. O. P. L., A. H. Dot, H, H., O., p., l., A., but it's a it's a New Zealand horror movie. I heard on another podcast. They suggested it, so I checked it out. Shout out to the countdown podcast for suggesting this movie was really good. Shout Out! Hey, are we allowed to? You can shout out any podcast you want. Can I shout out a youtube channel. That might be going a little too far. Okay, but this girl. She does murder. Mystery makeup. She doesn't hour long episode. Every Monday and she does true crime story, and she has all the research yourself, and then she does her makeup wall. She tells the true crime. I have watched no joke twenty episodes of this in the last week and a half an hour that we'd said. Yeah Guess I've watched twenty hours this channel. Okay and I cannot stop. She has like sixty seven video. She's been doing this for years and I just discovered it, but if you like true crime. And, if you're one of the probably five people that listen to this that likes makeup. What what are you trying to say at least? You trying to say that our dudes here are. Are Not I people. Don't think that we have a I think that the very niche market and I don't feel like we have a lot of makeup youtubers that listen to us. I know that one does Anna so bailey Syrian murder mystery makeup youtube channel She's awesome I already suggested my the countdown podcast I. Love Those guys. They're one of the funniest podcast I listen to. You should check them out so that will wrap up another episode of the cinema, guys we back in a couple of weeks with a new episode, but I mean tiny can check everything out on us at. We are the cinema. GUYS DOT COM. But until next time, maybe we will see you at the movies sued. saw. Should never be by a woman Ashley come on. That's what I thought. This was A. And Bruce Wayne not. Man vs all windy..
"inception" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool
"Restaurant? Hoboken. Dean blandino is whatever that guy's probably probably bills. Just down the corner old old joint owned by Bill. Was it Joey sirloin. Joey, Joey, Serlin sushi shop. Phony reference the Joey Serlin comments, funny reference, because right now the audience has not heard our outback steakhouse segment yet. We definitely didn't record this after the pod. Hey, that's just a little hit your you get a lot. Outback steakhouse talk later than Sepah fish. They're not like in sixty four games either. They. No. All right. We'll just move onto the Claudia's questions which came after we recorded this. What is one movie that you would like to take back in time and show to people in the nineteen fifties? So back, don't million, say fifties. Pick a movie that you would like to take all the way back in time to certain and show people doctor. Strange, doctor, strange. It just visually, I think would fuck people really bad, like a lot of those scenes where they have the conception would be the same difference for this for me or like interstellar anything with like really insane. Lifelike, visual effects would be cool to do. Imagine if you showed people back in like the twenties thirties, inception with their minds. Fucking melt. Yeah. Yeah, it'd be crabby fucking insane. They would know what is this? What is this goes magic. They fucking burn the streets. The probably I mean, they burn us whether showed it to them, whoever showed it to burnt alive. I jail inception or even any of the comic book movies of comic book characters at had already been created will yes. Point. Superman was still around, like I feel like if you show them superman movie, they'd be like, oh, wow, this is really neat. Turn it on its head, maybe not on its head would movies. Would you show that depict like historical events that happened between nineteen fifties in now that would like people be like, wait what the fuck that that that happens in the future. Like you could show them j. f. k. or something like that. And they'd be like, this stuff actually happens like this is crazy or the moon landing a moon, landing movie. What if you show them like days futures past or something, and just told him that that actually happens mutants are real and they get exposed in your time line or you just go to win. They're announcing the frost Nixon interviews drop the movie frost Nixon who were like, what the fuck or you go book the spot of the Washington Post and use drop the movie the post and just like, see how they react. Like what happens is like, we just exposed you. You show them rideshare and they're like, damn this shit suck. S. I don't even get the references, but this. What if you went back into time and you took one of the worst movie you've ever seen or like the emoji moving you drop that right in the lap of like someone making like one of the first like actual color picture feature films or do they maintained course, and would it be gone with the wind for share? I would have been the highest rated movie of all time is grossing movie of all time. This is amazing. Look at all the vibrant colors in this mode. What? What is Pandora? I don't exactly know what that is yet, but back to future your kids will love it. It's like Abernathy, armistead like writer for the New York gazette is just like you really you empathize with the struggles of Mel men apparent running through the trial tribulations of their trial. Can the Spotify app be thing in the future. Yeah. I mean, we're, we're thinking too strong about inception to most thing you would take back in time would note people's brains, like I don't even think it requires the level of inception doctor strange to do that, like no matter what you bring back, what What is. is them like like the last Jedi or something to somebody who just got out of leg new hope. I think something like the jungle book would melt people's minds. Traffic is something that had, what did we see recently that we thought had really good CGI not, oh, Winnie the Pooh. So that has some accounts ending. So you showed Winnie the Pooh to them. They saw the GI they might just think it's real. So you mean trill like yes, like free people onto thinking that in this day and age animals and like dollars can now speak..
"inception" Discussed on Cracked Movie Club
"There is not really memorable queues there isn't inception i think conceptions a an exception he says because it has that that were which is actually that edith piaf songs slowed way downright as if you're hearing it in a dream but the rest of the time a handsome reflect this and in particular the dark his score for the dark night it's all a simmering score like swearing lean like yeah he's like ships it's like propelling the drone the yeah it's it's moving everything ford it's a it gives you a sense of constant motion been like in a lake ready dozens like punctuation off like here's this theme that starting for this moment it right like in a in the dark night you hear the quote unquote batman theme that don't don't don't don't you know they that perama pointing to be only here like two or three times in the movie raya may be reagan and i can really think of in my head is the joker thing though is that tightening yes a tightening of a string yeah right but that's not like by song he has he doesn't do melody like another great composer for example like i guess i could mention anyone budget because i watched it a few nights ago pera norman score uh john bryan the guy punctuates tone like he really nails tone because he's like this is how things feel in this moment zimmer i mean arguably does that but he doesn't know way of like look back at the whole seen how do you want it to feel not like what's happening not mine vitamin yeah and it's it's a really effective in this move death and linnea iis soundtrack pulled me like i was almost more like this music is amazing yeah yeah it's ever he has done the big stuff like you know rather his score for the rocker or price caribbean right right is more like the traditional spoiler but like this one with nolanda yedidia nand's film see just i think that's probably nolan's influence interstellar which will talk about yeah that's ongoing uh it has the same kind of thing like that.
"inception" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"He makes inception and comes out and people like that okay well good good up wasting and what's that was there leaking the ceiling at this rumbled with oh my god on her in the studio and what's going on the ses grief so far of the in what's happening physical podcast is collapsing ovalles god is still through falling apart not only just started that this was the move audio league advil how are we going to wait are you gonna say that the rooms who is collapse of god we have to go deeper gotta go should can we going into a podcast podcast i just i just put together hey let's plugging don't be too shaken up now we can do this i brought my dream suitcase a hearing up three to cave all right how do i just instantly fall asleep you just i put the thing on your arm ever really figure this harry as count sheep oh you mustn't be afraid to podcast a little bigger darling o o goods will you go great i am griffin amen oh great davidson gambling check with griffin and david this is a mini series called the podcast it's they were talk at the moving caption against the movie starts uh starts a world starts with leo nardo to capri washing up on a beach yet right that's the first thing now all i should just potters advance if we have some some problems who are recording from the back of a van right now i will take a sharp turn guys hate laws fat uh also time is dilated so should sound very slow derby party listen it three times threespeed run episode for us in the real world be five episodes right now do you think it was talking about the pussy posse collapse the previous i think it was still high davila that ac at least two area it was like yeah and we've got some details wrong it was like how the braga smoothie polyester with over yet j ferguson was never part of the kkk was out goddamn training still doubt nieto.