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Netflix lands 'Knives Out' sequels in high-priced deal
"Netflix has reached a deal for two sequels to the acclaimed. One thousand nine hundred. Done it knives out. yes have you. You saw knives out is so good. Have you know a good. A good Guess who did it kind of john. Yahoo every other thing on netflix. In the last year every single. What every single thing netflix says. I've watched things in different languages at this point like i really moved onto rear at this point. I- subtitles are fine. I just don't care. I'm running out of stuff. I didn't watch out. Sit all everything paid around. Four hundred and fifty million making it their biggest acquisition yet. The previous record was one hundred and thirty million four. The irishman the first knives out grossed three hundred and eleven point four million in worldwide ticket sales So i mean if you gotta think it's going to be good if they're paying that much outbid a ton of other services we'll see because like the first one had a huge cast like of course evidence. Jamie lee curtis. Everyone was in this movie. But then and then daniel craig is the detective so i think it's going to continue like he goes onto another case like he. It's not it's not going to be the same. Cast besides daniel craig. Because he's a detective so he's going to move on to another case to try to figure out who done
The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion with Petra Slinkard
"Seven billion people in the world. We all have one thing in common every day. We all get dressed. Welcome to trust the history of fashion. Podcasts are we explore the who what of why we wear. We are fashion historian and your host april kellyanne and cassidy zachary will hello dressed listeners. Today we are very excited to feature an exhibition. That does something that you know. We love to do on dressed. And that is celebrating the work of bad ass ladies from their history and today. And that's right because today we are welcoming the peabody essex museum fashion and textile curator pitcher sling card to the show to discuss. The exhibition. Made it the women who've revolutionized fashion and as the museum's website says through more than one hundred works made it celebrates the stories of women who revolutionized many aspects of the fashion industry and traces how these efforts parallel history of women's global struggle for equity and opportunity exhibition is actually collaboration between pem and the kunst museum didn't hog in the netherlands and it features clothing from both of these museums collections. As well as from private and public collections and so from every designer from elizabeth keck lead to lady. Lucille gordon to madeleine to bonnie cashin and low mary. Quant and then all the way to more contemporary designers like rei kawakubo Irishman herpin gina. Kuma you do not want to miss this exhibition. It actually just opened in its on view until march twenty twenty one yes and alas we will not be able to make it to salem massachussetts in person this year especially right now so what better way to celebrate this exhibition them by being joined by his co. curator patriot. Welcome to the show. He had show welcome to dress. It's such a pleasure to have you here today thank you. I'm excited to be with you. So you are here to discuss the peabody essex. Museum latest exhibition the women who revolutionized fashion two hundred and fifty years of design as the title suggests. This is not by any means a small topic. Can you tell us about the exhibit and a little bit about the inspiration behind its creation. Sure absolutely So this exhibition actually is a partnership that we did our we're doing i should say With the consortium and then hand in the netherlands and it is an extension of a show. They put on called them. Vitol's strong women and fashion and their show then travelled to belgium and we are essentially kind of the third venue. But it's. It's an interesting collaboration because it's not an identical repaying of their show so they're installation on which was was beautiful and spanned multiple rooms in multiple galleries and our show is going to be designed a little bit differently And part of reason that we were very excited to partner with consortium is that they're so accommodating on really great partners they allowed us to borrow sixty objects from their election which was huge for us because of course the european collection Phenomenal works that represent into the big european designers for which doesn't have that much representation and but of course being in the united states. We really wanted to draw out of some additional stories that pertain to designers the twentieth century. But also american designers For whom there wasn't as much representation in their show the we've been able to augment With twenty five works from our own collection some of which are recent acquisitions and We borrowed a few pieces from the mfa in boston. We brought to pieces from the chicago history museum and then we're working with To private collectors. So there are a hundred eight mannequins in the show. It's a really big show and it does run the gamut. We say two hundred and fifty years. It's not of course the comprehensive look but it does span that timeframe and so why an exhibition dedicated to i mean. This probably goes without saying what inspired you to do. An exhibition dedicated just to women designers. Well that's a great question It actually takes me back to a time in chicago. Because i was working at the post. Your museum as the custom curators there and of course as a social history museum we were definitely thinking about a twenty twenty s. A hallmark year for the anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment. And so even then this back in two thousand seventeen By partner just kapoor. And i were already beginning to catacomb the collection and look to see what we might do in honor of women. Because of museum itself was looking to do a year of women based programming and exhibitions. My life changed. Because i. I moved tuesday when massachusetts became the vashon. Tech's curator the peabody essex museum. Is i kind of put that idea dressed. Rest until i was scrolling through instagram. One evening saw me ho. Hey who's curator at the museum post image of stack of books and i noticed all the names on the books. And they were all women designers. She said something pithy like coming soon. And you know a strong women fashion.
Real-Life Political Violence Fuels Fiction in The Abstainer
"Maguire joins us, now he is the author previously of the North Water, which was one of our best books of two thousand sixteen. His new novel is called the abstainer and he joins us from Manchester England in thanks for being here. Thanks very much for inviting mate MEMELA. So this is historical fiction. It's history that's probably largely familiar to many of your Irish and perhaps some English readers, but maybe not to American so set the scene for us in the abstainer. The novel opens with an actual historical event which occurred in Manchester in November eighteen, sixty seven, and it was a a public hanging of three Irishmen. It will all members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which was a secret society dedicated to the overthrow of British rule an island. And the members were popularly known as the. Fenian. So three, these three Irishmen had hanged for the murder of. Of Manchester Policeman who had been killed? During an. A successful attempt to free prisoners from a prison van which was moving from the center of the city to the prison on the outskirts was ambushed by about forty phoenicians with revolvers and axes and knives, and during that attack, the policeman who was guarding the van was killed in in circumstances were never completely clarified but ended up with these three men being being publicly hanged one of the final public hangings that happened in Britain and that was the seed for. The novel in my mind, and that's that's the event which opens the novel in Chapter One. So these three men were known as the Manchester Martyrs they became known as Manchester. Malta's yes very soon after after this incident. So it was seen as a kind of overreach by the British government. In many ways, it was a big question about whether it was actually murdered up because the policeman may well have been killed by accident and they're also very large question marks. Over whether any of the three men, it actually pulled the trigger. So they very quickly became seen as martyrs to the close of Irish republicanism, and there were parades in all of island I think in the United States uncertain Irish. And that will monuments erected to these three men the Manchester Malta's in island I think aspect of the plot of the world as well. Is this a story that you grew up familiar with and and if so what made you want to return to it for this book? Actually no that was one of the that's one of the reasons why I I, was intrigued by. So I came across this when I was doing research for the North Water and I was surprised in sleight embarrassed I didn't. Know about this because I've lived in Manchester Fo- for a long time and I think I know something about history but it so it is an incident which has been largely not entirely but I would say largely forgotten within the UK it is known about with an island of course. So that was one of the reasons why what attracted me that it was something that hadn't really been written about very much an had been in some ways forgotten about. So so it seemed like it was fresh ground for a novelist but what about the story made it kind of fertile territory for novel for you once I sort of began to think it might work is a novel than I dug into Deepa. Began thinking about how might become a novel and it became clear to me that it was going to be a novel about political violence really and about you could call it terrorism I mean the the are sometimes cold a a sort of early version of a terrorist organization and I think that's a reasonable description of them although it still controversial one so that that intrigued me very much that I was going to I was going to be writing about men who have prepared to kill and die for Political Kohl's in order to do that I would have to stop thinking about what psychologically allowed them to do that and that also made. Me Feel although this was gonna be a novel about the eighteen sixties. It was also conveyed novel which had residences for the present day because of course, terrorism is is very much still with us and in. Manchester. Indeed. Only about three years ago we had a lodge terrorist incident. So so it did seem to me a story which would work for the twenty first century even though it was set in the nineteenth how close did you feel like you have to stick to the history and writing about real people I mean that that feel like a weight on you did it feel like a responsibility? Did it feel like an opportunity? Yes. As a historical novelist or right to writing about the past, you do have a responsibility to get things right as far as you can I think and I I have tried to do that in terms of the details and When the raw if the RAW. People than trying to be true or as true as one can to the record of who they are I. Think one thing. One thing that I've discovered in Bahrain in the North West Randall. So this nobody abstainer is is is how large the kind of gaps are in the historical record and I, suppose that's the US a great opportunity for the Nautilus that there is so much that isn't known about that. You have to fill in those gaps in you have to. Use your imagination to imagine what may have happened and I think what you try and do is use your imagination in a way which coincides with what you do with. What's the wreck hold seems to fit together even though you can't be hundred percent. Sure. That's what may have happened. Did
Oscars Best Picture Contenders Required to Meet Diversity Standards
"Since we're gonna talk about since we're going to talk about movies, this movie debuted 40 years ago. I don't not sure never won any Oscars. We can talk about a different kind of odds. And that is the odds that will be in your favor when you exhibit Perhaps the greatest comedy motion picture of all time. This is going to make it look like Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is gonna be the kind of thing that your Children because they did. I could look up to you now. I never could before. I mean, we made a lot of cheap movies for you guys that made a lot of money. But now we have spent a little more than we're supposed to. Columbia Pictures has spared no expense to make this fine science fiction comedy So they're talking about is that's Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray talking about ghost workers that they put that out to theaters to convince them to show the movie it was. It was something they set out to particularly independent theaters saying, Hey, this is Ah, a little something you might want to consider it your little Arthouse cinema. Now you had one guy was one of the Ghostbusters was a black guy. So there okay. Winston was black. And and then one day I was Jewish. I believe Well, Rick Moranis was in the movies, but I don't think I guess later on. He was kind of an ancillary ghostbuster, the Reynolds Jewish Council's a minority. For some reason. Reason this is important is and I'm reading for The Times. New Oscar standards require best picture contenders must be inclusive to compete if you wanna win. The Oscar for best picture, and I Do You have tohave you meet need to meet certain quotas to do it, Which is the way all great art is made. Certainly we all know Novels, songs movies television shows on the best artist made with quotas. So they came up with this a couple of months ago. This is AH attempt to be more divers to be eligible for best picture of film must meet at least two standards on across four categories of diversity on screen representation. Themes and narratives. So the theme of the movie has to be inclusive of a variety of groups. And it's under representative groups, including women, People of color LGBTQ, plus people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities. You have to touch on at least some of those not only in the cast and they're talking about the main cast. Um I'll read from what it says in The New York Times those standards record, one of the least one of the lead actors were significant supporting actors is from unrepresented, underrepresented racial or ethnic group. One of the lead actors are significant supporting actor. So in that group of people that the movie is all about, you can't have if it's World War, one movie a bunch of white guys, No. No. You gotta have. I don't know, eh? A black guy funded through the trench er. At least Marriott cheap and at least 30 books. They've sent a mariachi band with clearly Mexican people to entertain the troops. Shut them up, or we're going to be bombed by the Germans. Then the mariachis district and you never see them again. Ugo. There's your Oscar bait. Joe Getty Hollywood Quota consultant from No problem I got this. You gotta touch in coming of age story sitting in Norwegian filming Fishing Village, a 16 year old boy and girl and love trying to confront their Nazi past. Let's see. Let's have the Globetrotters come to town and play an exhibition game And on one of the dates they go See the Globetrotters check. $100,000 at least 30% of all actors in secondary in minor roles air from certain underrepresented groups and the main Jenny called the Globetrotters again, and the main storyline, theme or narrative of the movie has to be centred on an under representative group to qualify for a best picture Oscar nomination, And they went through the list of a bunch of movies that might not have made it that have one. You know lots of Oscars, including 1917, the World War. In film or the Irishman that came out last year and was a piece of crap, But in very was a great movie. It was bad, but it was long. I just I just Go and find this. Absolutely amazing. Yeah, on this is from liberals. People who think art is important people who send their kids to expensive colleges to get our degrees. They want to have constraints on art. The Liberals do? Yeah. Yeah, quotas. Good luck with that. My loathing of Hollywood. Well, it could get a little more intense as it turns out, but just If if if it didn't Indicate what James Lindsay has been talking about that this is coming on hard in society as a whole. I could just roll my eyes and move on said Good, Eat yourselves. You're cannibalizing yourselves, And I think it's hilarious. But it does mean that that sort of racialist thinking where everything is broken down to your identity group. You could only get a job if you're this or you can only be fired. If you're not that, or You know, you can only move into a neighborhood. We have quotas and neighborhoods quotas that everything that's dangerous. Is there any chance that any of the older liberals because always talking about the liberals over 50 seem to have a different view of these things? Like a Rob Reiner makes a movie with like what you're talking about here, man. Just those Like, really stick his thumb in the eye of the O R. You got something, you know, three hour long Goodfellow State movie, and then then you turns out Henry Hill's wife, at the end of it says Not only am I leaving you but I'm a lesbian check. We're down here getting a Hollywood quota consultant further preceding three hours. She's been a lesbian. You just didn't know that was your biases. There you go
TikTok CEO resigns amid US pressure to sell video app
"The chief executive of the Chinese own video APP. Tic TAC, has resigned. Three months after taking up the job, Kevin Maher told employees that the political environment had changed sharply in recent weeks. Irishmen Advice, Barney reports. Mr Mayer was brought in to take talk to help give the Chinese owned app on American image. The thinking was that he would be able to negotiate with a tough on China Trump administration better than perhaps a Chinese CEO, and that would help smooth Tic Tac's path in one of its biggest markets. The US Instead, The intense pressure from the Trump Administration on TIC Tac only grew President Trump claims Tic Tac is a national security threat because of who it's owned by the Chinese Internet from fight dance.
Summer Movies 2020: What to Stream, What's Delayed
"Pandemic has totally thrown summer movie season for a loop. Lots of movies are going straight to streaming. Judd apoptosis and our Shirley's the roads and our welfare, but which streaming movies are really worth your time. And what will the pandemic mean for the film industry, and are we ever actually going to see tenant? The Big Budget Christopher Nolan Sci fi flick scheduled to come out in August. Will we ever see that on the big screen where it is meant to be seen? Well the answer to that question may actually be never. We just found out. That film has been delayed indefinitely, but there's still a lot more to discuss and here to talk us through it. Is Eliana Dr Men? She writes about movies and pop culture and Feminism for time Eliana. Hi, hi, how's it going good? How are you? Good holding up. So I think my first question just has to be like. Is there a summer blockbuster season this year? What happened? Yeah, I feel like saying. There's no summer blockbuster. Season is a little road to the movies that have come out on Vod vod meaning video demand, because a lot of stuff is just going straight to streaming racked. Yes, the things that are going straight to streaming which there have been some good things. But this certainly has not had the momentous feel of a usual summer where I convince my closest friends to go spend a ridiculous money to go see a movie in amax because it's summer and that's what you do. That is not happening. Hollywood has been a little circumspect about that. Keep moving movies that they insist have to count in theaters with good reason for some of 'em a movie like ten it would be much less fun to watch for the first time at home, but they keep sort of delaying it by two week increments, and delaying delaying delaying and I suspect that those delays will go into twenty twenty want, but we'll see. Yet kind of reminds me of early on in pandemic times it was probably like late maybe mid late February, when I found out that the the new James Bond movie was being delayed. Because that was supposed to come out in April. And they decided they moved it to like November. But I remember it was one of the first moment sitting at work when I saw the news where I was like. Oh. This pandemic is real. Yeah that was at the time I remember. Having discussions internally at time and just thinking personally. It's crazy that they're big to November. Why would they be November now? They look like geniuses because they sort of as this has continued to happen. All of these movies are rushing to find different dates, and I've sort of compared. You know finding the right movie release date to picking perfect wedding date. You don't want overlap with another big release that would. Not all the guests are going to come. And you also want to find a weekend when you know. A lot of people are free, so holiday weekends are always big Christmas thanksgiving Labor Day that sort of thing, so there's been just this total crush of movies. Where right now if things go the way that they are currently planned? We're just going to have a million movies released in November and December I. Don't think that that will actually happen, but they sort of James Bond beat everyone to the punch by claiming that date early. Right naming you know here. We are coming up on August. August like who knows what November's even GonNa. Look like yeah, exactly so I do think that most of those movies will probably move to twenty twenty one as well who knows, but it's sort of worst on such an ad hoc basis with all of this right now that I think the studios are also concerned and confused of course, so yeah, obviously you can't tell the future, but I do wonder like. Do you have a sense? You know you say? Probably? A million movies are gonNA drop in November December early. That's kind of the planet this point. is they're then going to be just like a huge drop off because of the stuff that should have been produced over the course of this year. That wasn't able to be because of the pandemic. I don't think we'll actually see that. Drop off until twenty twenty two because a lot of big movies that were supposed to come out this year like I remember another big kind of moment of this pandemic was real is when fast and furious nine moved from a spring of twenty, trying to spring of two thousand, twenty one, which also it doesn't the one that's taking place on Mars or something I think that the rumor is that they. I think that the actual poll of this. Is that this character Han? Who is very unjustly killed off a few movies ago, Mac so there's a whole justice for Han. A whole separate on my fast furious. Good to know. Just in case you're looking for. You on the list. So a lot of those movies have waited a full year. The top gun movie was delayed till Christmas. I think actually, but there are few other movies that have been delay pushed it back a full year. Yeah, push back a full year, so I think we will still get a crowded summer twenty twenty. One I think that we're really going to see the impact. In Twenty, twenty two where the delays in filming movies are are actually going to sort of manifest and that will be very strange. That's really interesting. So you say you don't want to do a disservice to the movies that have come out this summer that have gone straight to streaming services. What do you think are some the standouts that people shouldn't miss so I? Think that a few things have come out that have been great and entertaining, one big standout and profit by saying a lot of these movies are going to be on Netflix. Because Netflix was just more prepared for this than anybody else. WHO Like match? A four site that a pandemic was going to happen, but just by virtue of they drop a new movie every week at this point and write them have to be good. I think. The five bloods, which is Spike Lee movie that dropped on that flicks on June twelfth, and is h front runner in the very weird Oscar season. We're GONNA. Have a mom so far is definitely a standout. I think that that's one that is well worth people's time especially because there are going to be so few kind of prestige, Oscar movies that I think come out the series. Well that if you want to turn Oscar Susan that that is the way to go, okay so that one stands out I mean Hamilton. I watched as soon as dropped and APPS as. Everyone else I talked to did and I think they did a really good job of translating that to screen. Obviously, there's some reconsideration of Hamilton right now and rate. How good of a job it does! reckoning with the racism of the time. But I do think that unlike a lot of sort of problematic properties that were dealing with the summer lamelo Miranda has sort of owned up in participated in that conversations would say watch it with a grain of salt, and then go right you an internet deep dive. Researcher Slavery. And Google Hamilton slavery and just set aside a few hours for that So I think that stands out, I also really loved Palm Springs I'll too I just saw over the weekend, and I thought it was delightful. It felt like. Again try not to shade net flicks too much, but palm springs is one of the first movies released in quarantine that felt like an actual movie to me. and this came on Hulu. It came out on Hulu. It was the biggest purchase out of Sundance ever how it was supposed to be released in theaters. It was very much treated as an indie movie, but a big indie movie randy's hamburger than most people know about these days right and lonely island Andy. Sandberg's group produced it There's some Hollywood power behind it, but it felt like a fully finished movie with. With, the quirks of actual writers, directors incorporated in there and character development whereas I dunno some of the net flicks movies can feel a little bit empty to me like there was a concept and not a lot of follow through So this palm springs stood out to me. Is One a good rom com, which are hard to come by these days in to like. It felt like I would go to theater and pay money to see this movie. Yeah, totally so those are those are sort of a few that have come out so far that definitely stand out to me. As being people's time one that I've been hearing a lot about speaking of net flicks. is the old guard. I haven't watched it yet. What do you recommend it? So I do I mean? The old guard is sorta falls into that category of doesn't feel quite like a complete would be released in theaters film. And I don't. I can put my finger quite on. Why except that? I think that you know the premise of the movie is that these immortal beings are basically you know. superheroes that are constantly saving the world. I would watch that. Yeah, it's definitely entertaining, and like it's Shirley stare on shortly surrounds Great Gina Prince would who directed love and basketball won't have the greatest films of all time. Directed this and I think she does a good job. I do wish that these immortal beings were a little more interesting like if they've lived for thousands of if they had lived for thousands of years, I wish they had. More interesting quirks more things to say about the state of the world. That's a fair critique. Nothing can be perfect. It's definitely a diverted way to spend a couple of hours, and you know well worth people's time if they are looking for bad action, movies, and and kind of not even bad like. This is terrible action movie, but just like not A. Junk food. Yes, junk food. That is the perfect word for it which I mean like. Maybe the bar is really low now. Anyway. Right because it's like if I'm not leaving my house. If I got nothing to do then why not eat some junk food? You know exactly and I think that the I think that Hollywood is scared that we're going to get so used to junk food that we're not going to want to spend a little extra money on not junk food. After this is all over and that will sort of accepts. This is movies now. The netflix version of movies that feels a little bad for me and lacking in a little substance is just going to be the state of the world, and we're not going to spend the extra money to for example, see Palm Springs in theaters or see you know the Irishman in theaters vs on Netflix. To use another sort of direct networks parallel right so. What you're saying, is that essentially like if we are getting used to a lower quality than than what is our incentive to WanNa like go to the theater and spend a bunch of money. An let alone the fact that we're also like sitting. You know theoretically at least shoulder to shoulder with strangers, which is not a thing that people are super interested in doing right now during a pandemic. What do you think is sort of like the future of the movie theater industry? Like are they just doomed? Yeah, it's really hard. I mean as someone who watches a lot of movies, both in my personal life, and for work I cannot wait to get back to the movie theater. Going experience and I do think that there is that sort of feeling that once it is safe. I would happily walk several miles to go. Sit in a big theater next to some co workers or friends. Friends and watch a movie like Ted I. Wait for that to happen I am not comfortable doing right now. Though I do think that it's going to be a question of timing, and how long movie theaters can survive financially until moment where we do feel comfortable all coming back and I think that there's this fantasy that a movie like tenant or a movie like move on. It's just GonNa stuff movie theaters right off the Bat and there's going to be a moment where we all decide. Yes, this is the weekend where it's safe again. where I'm excited about going to the movies and I WANNA. Go sit next to a bunch of strangers and have them. You know spill popcorn on me. I don't think that that I. think that. That's sort of this illusive fantasy I. Don't think that that's going to be the case I. Think it's going to be a very slow trickle. I don't think people are chomping at the bit to go to the movie theaters I do think that that is why studios have been holding back the. Most expensive contents for kind of lack of a better categorization. Is because they don't want to give us Moulana streaming at home, and then have us come to expect okay I'll just wait for Milan's come onstream. I think that they want to create the incentive to go to the movie theater because it is so essential to their business. Surviving I just think that you know that means we might have many more months of not so great content. So, you're saying that it's not only like AMC theaters who need movie theaters to exist, but also Hollywood itself. Yes Hollywood definitely need movie theater to exist I mean the reason that you can make a movie like tenant for hundreds of millions of dollars is because you make. Hundreds of millions of dollars back by selling movie theater tickets. There's just no way that they can make that on Vod. It's not possible, so we'll see how they strategize it going forward, but I think sort of takeaway from this is that Netflix was already fighting it into the Hollywood. Business an Hollywood was not prepared for it, and this is just accelerating the process. So you've mentioned tenant a couple times, this is the newest is it's Sifi right from Christopher Nolan. Yes, it's a new Christopher Nolan movie. The reason I keep mentioning Tenet is because Christopher Nolan. Or Warner brothers have styled tenant as sort of the movie that is going to save the summer blockbuster season. They keep talking about is the first big movie that's going to open the movie. That's going to draw people back to theaters movie. That's GonNa save movie theaters the movie that's going to save the concept of summer blockbuster the movie that's GonNa. Make us feel better again and. I mean that sounds great i. does sound great I mean in fairness them. It's a good movie to pick to pin that on. Because Christopher Nolan is one of if not the only director left who can drop a totally original film that has nothing to do with comic book series. A book is not marble is not DC, NI, and, but this is still one of those like big loud movies. That's like perfect for a movie like a theater going experience that right, yes, yeah heart of the appeal of a movie like ten is that you see it with a big group of people rate, and then will gasp at the same reveal exactly like some of my favorite summer. Summer movie moments are the moments where you know. Something crazy happens in everybody screams. Everybody laughs I think of I. Guess is two summers ago. When the last mission impossible became out and spoiler alert for the first half hour of the mission impossible movie, there's a moment where they are jumping out of an airplane. A character gets struck by lightning and funny in this amass the lost bear market. And as well as the greatest movie memories ever had because it was just this collaborative woman just happened. And those are the best. That's amazing. That's so good well, even though we have just learned that the ten release has been delayed indefinitely, I hope cautiously optimistic that that will. That will have that again someday soon, ish. I hope so too. And in the meantime there are things to watch at home They might not be the things that we were excited about several months ago. but there are things to watch at home, and after this kind of summer movie season is over frankly studios graft figure out what to do with their Oscar contents, and I would not be surprised if a lot of them just get released straight to streaming so that they can qualify for the Oscars this year. Wow, the Oscars, which have officially been postponed right, yes, the Oscars have officially been postponed, and they've also changed their rules, so that movies that are released to streaming can qualify which is a. Huge concession on their part Isis County will change the back afterwards, but it's been a big fight in Hollywood as to whether streaming movies can count for the Oscars in hopes of saving the movie theater, going experience, and so now streaming movies will qualify and I think that's going to change the calculus for a lot of studios that aren't necessarily trying to make big money movies that they are trying to win awards. Interesting
Netflix is Hollywood
"Where are we? We are in Los Angeles. We're about to turn onto sunset. Boulevard Hollywood maybe in Hollywood. Okay, so we're. We're approaching. Hollywood hills. Really Tall Palm Trees. So should we explain why we're? We're driving through sunset radio. There's a bunch of billboards here, right? That's what we're. Getting at. Less Ronnie our producers, etc piled, a newborn, took a drive down Hollywood's main drag. It's a traffic jam packed with billboards promoting new TV shows and movies. I've been covering the business of media for a long time, so I served as tour guide for this trip, but Ronnie is a data reporter who mainly writes about tech companies. She doesn't typically pay a lot of attention to what's going on in Hollywood. Here, we have a a the crown net flicks up on the right. Have you watched any of the crown yet? I have not. On the left we have marriage story billboard. This is a Scarlett Johansson. I don't think I want to watch that. You may not be the right person for streaming roddy in a row. We got the Irishman. That's Scorsese's film and then DOLEMITE is my name. Reading that right. Alfie, these are both movies. They're both movies. You can see on Netflix Sega. Any of these this is this is a worthwhile trip for learning. What's on Netflix? You could just actually go to your browser. Are these like already outer. These are like I don't know. Someone like hermetically sealed raising. A drive down, sunset isn't just a chance for Ronnie to see what's coming on. TV, it's a way to watch Hollywood talking to itself, these billboards are messages which are very much directed at Hollywood except now. netflix's doing most of the talking. Stranger things net flix. The politician. Net flicks, one billboard tuna flexible work three Netflix. Netflix well years ago when Netflix was first getting into its own programming. Executive there told me that because they were tech company. They didn't have to do things that traditional media companies do like renting billboards, so it could show big-name talented netflix serious about Hollywood. That guy turns out was wrong. Netflix has decided loves billboards so much that it went out and bought some for itself, and now the company owns many of the signs on the Strip. This, you still look like before streaming. That's one of the main ideas we keep running across as we're working on the series, it's almost impossible to imagine what the world like before Netflix. Even though that time was just a few years ago. If you didn't know any better, you'd think. Netflix's has always been a huge part of Hollywood. Syphilis can be fatal to your baby free. Check that out not flick show. UNCLEAR UNCLEAR? Welcome the land of the giants. The NETFLIX's effect. I'm Peter Coffee. Today. We're talking about how NETFLIX's. Would outsider that no one took seriously took over the town and change the lives of the people in it. Are the CO founder and CEO of Net flicks. I'm going to conduct this interview netflix style. I'M GONNA. Have like five questions you're GonNa love and five thousand. You've never heard. Today. It's given it. NETFLIX's remade. The media. World to companies becomes so omnipresent in our lives that CEO Reed. Hastings even counts as a sort of celebrity. He's a big enough deal for a guest spot Stephen Colbert. You're like one of the big one of those big new media disruptors. Why did the entertainment industry need to be disrupted? Just for the fun of it. On this happened really quickly. We talked to Kim Masters veteran show business journalist at the Hollywood reporter who said that a decade ago Netflix's was an afterthought for big media companies newcomers from Silicon Valley or anywhere else did not strike fear in the hearts of moguls. There's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Which is the outsiders come in, and they think boy. There's a lot of stupid rules in Hollywood and people sure do dumb stuff, but we're going to be much smarter than these idiots, and then they get kilt. It turns out that Netflix was the exception to the rule. It didn't get killed at one. And NETFLIX's did it with Hollywood's help. You can trace all this back to two thousand eight, which is when Netflix's really broken into streaming by getting his hands on a bunch of blockbuster movies for a bargain, Ben, price, it had made a deal with stars premium cable channel. Let netflix's stream always rate movies from Sony and Disney so stars had created the service called Vong which nobody listening to this podcast is GonNa Remember, but there was a service before Netflix's. That was streaming. Streaming movies called. Longo Van Gogh was losing seventy million dollars a year. Rich Greenfield is an analyst with light shed partners. He's been following digital media closely for years, and in walks, Reed Hastings in Ted Sandoz and says hey will take that streaming content. You could sub-licensed to us and we'll pay you. Tens of millions of dollars Netflix's use it as the base to build their streaming service, versus what was historically just a DVD service. And the rest is they say is history.
Apple and Paramount to make a deal for Martin Scorseses next movie
"I'm Kim Masters and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Melanie and Matt. The streaming wars as you know as many people who are listeners know are underway. Hbo Max Coming out onto the field of play this week. A lot of people finding it a little including me a little tricky to figure out how to get that even though as a spectrum customer I should be able to access it but it doesn't show up on my TV. Because I have Roku so it's some people can't find it. Some people like it but we are seeing apple seeming to up its game with some big high profile deals. They are spending money. It's a little reminiscent in some ways of the Netflix strategy. Where we seen them angling for high profile expensive awards movies awards prestige movies apple is now throwing. Its hat into that ring. You know backed by the might the economic might that wealth of Apple. Yeah and this is a big project. Martin Scorsese Film. Sources are saying it's between one seventy five two hundred million dollars depending on who you believe probably will go much higher than that given scores as he's track record. It's got Leonardo DiCaprio. It's called killers of the flower moon. And this is a really really interesting play for Apple. Because you saw Netflix's get a lot of attention for the Irishman last year. Whether it was good or bad you can debate that. But it got them into the Oscar conversation in a meaningful way. They didn't walk away with best picture but they were in the game and apple will likely be in the awards game when this movie eventually comes out. What's interesting here? Is the deal structure. You've done some reporting on that because it was originally paramount. Paramount got cold feet and it ended up at apple after a bidding war. After you know it was shopped around town and this is essentially. What I think is going to happen with a lot of movies. Going forward where they get developed at the studios than the price inches up inches up inches up studios where once upon a time they might have taken a risk on a big movie from a big director are now going to get cold. Feet and income streamers just clarify something about that. Paramount is not out of this game. Scorsese has his deal there and they did release them to shop this around but they own the property the underlying novel and this is a very dark period piece set in Oklahoma in the nineteen twenties. Leo DiCaprio originally was supposed to play a good guy. Paramount was really interested in that version. Then he changed it so that he was playing a kind of a villain character and I am told that paramount felt this is now a less commercial movie with the same budget which point they did say go ahead and shop at around and there was a really long pause and apple did step up but it is still a question of a deal with paramount because it is expected that paramount will at least get some sort of a percentage at pop probably released the film in theaters. Which is what. Scorsese did not get with the Irishman with net flicks so having explained all that. Let me say I would pay money? Actually to see tensor Endo's at Netflix's sit down and explain to me. The cost benefit analysis of having spent which I think was certainly over two hundred billion dollars on the Irishman. Yes they got nominated no they. Didn't you know we? They have all the data. How many people sat through it. Did anybody subscribed because of it. It's a black box for people like us but this is this is something that apple is now saying. We're in it. We're in it in a way that will make Scorsese happy with theatrical release and ironically make paramount happy because paramount will have its name on this movie and we'll probably get a good chunk of some kind of a piece of whatever box office it generates win it can get made because we're all stuck now waiting for protocols and an insurance policies to make filming possible so we will see. I will note. This isn't the only movie they bought. They bought Tom. Hanks's movie Greyhound from Sony for supposedly around seventy million. That movie was done studios will sell as you suggest Matt with movies. That you to bring in cash right now I would say many cases. It is not a great vote of confidence. When you see these deals made in the movie itself but it will be high profile. It is Tom Hanks and for Apple. They obviously decided it was worth
Apple To Team With Paramount On Scorsese-DiCaprio-De Niro Drama 'Killers Of The Flower Moon'
"Of an Irishman sized GATT for Apple. Tv PLUS DEADLINE. Says it's heard that apple has won the bidding war killers of the flower moon. The film adaptation of the book set to be directed by Martin. Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Deniro according to deadline the deal which calls for Apple. The finance and become creative studio gives the movie a hybrid situation and the best of both worlds. The film will get a wide theatrical release through paramount before it becomes the biggest film title so far on Apple's streaming service the actual release I dig the optimism.
"irishman" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Big time again and Callan this. I one of the thing. I couldn't tell if this was an intentional reference or I'm just reading too much into it but win chuck's Jesse Clemens. Chalk has the fish in the backseat. I couldn't help but think of the godfather sleeping with the fishes and this is Jimmy. Hoffa's kind of like soft headed son. Right yeah yes Is that it was heat delivering like a message to somebody is this like there was a hit and he was telling people about what is it got. I think you find out later that he was just actually delivering a fish. And that Jesse. Clemens is just dumb and the the Chucky is just dumb and also quake oh man kind because the thing is frank also thinks he might be in danger here because remember. He's like sit in the bag and then he sits back there and but yeah. I think that he's he. He Historians Flimsy because he doesn't think much about it. His uncle tells him to go pick up a fish for him he goes. You got a fish from uncle. Yeah get your uncle's fish. Here's a fish. He's an idiot. He doesn't he probably got more money knows what to do with. He doesn't he just throws a fish a frozen fish back in the back seat making a giant fish stinking mess but yeah I mean the movie does work on seeing all the other gangster movies in francs on high alert. So like it's one of those kind of like equivalent of I. Guess a jump scare and it turns out the cat is the mafia equivalent of like you know The there's danger in air because the Baath is a dangerous business but in this case. There's nothing to I mean. I can see why he would be worried like yeah. He's hired to do this job. He's Jimmy Hoffa friend He he didn't convince him you know. He failed as simple as nine games like that. Assassination Attempt and court just theater right. I don't know that guy going in there and just like having an empty revolver. No it wasn't it was a it was a pellet gun so this really happened a yeah it into a courtroom. They were shot him with blanks or something and now they were sent to a mental hospital afterward because like they literally like thought God had told them really fell at the Pentagon and try and shot him a couple times. My God okay. Because I didn't do that research in that part of it and I thought that this is something. Jimmy did this to put him like the gain sympathy. Make a son look like he's a hero. Get a real moment in court now. Who who's more typecast is it? Joe Patchy Jesse Plant Does. He said he's playing this idiot. Chuck kind of always plays the idiot. He knows that the only time I can think he's played a smart person is in the post where he he plays at lawyer that protects the post from the the lawsuit from the Nixon government. Remember that movie plays like this. Fresh advocate this college kind of like civil rights lawyer. Who's got who's WHO's paid by the Post. Try to keep them out of trouble. That was not only seen him. Play a person. It's not like soft in the head or something wrong with them. Yeah I don't know he's got a lifetime ahead of them to really lean into that typecasting to calcified into a patchy or or shit like even the what what what Al Pacino has become. I'm glad got his one last great role he still talking Al Pacino. Oh yeah you know. He's still he doesn't do ause but it's never never quite far. They cut all those out. Yeah and if you watch that didn't conversation thing you can definitely see the Pacino in the in every role he's ever played. Yeah like he's just kind of playing different versions of himself. I don't feel that way about. I still don't feel that way about Mar. Mike Corley like he gets there and the third one. Yeah okay that that might be the exception. But like he they. That's that's why I think the Godfather so fucking amazing Mike. My character arc in that movie is he goes from all American college boy war hero. The hates his family and hates the way they lived alive to fucking cold is Don. It's ever lived and three at trip. Don't understand I don't believe that the people don't like that movie but they walk among us And they're they're otherwise nice people anything else wanted to talk about. I wish they had done more work visual with the visual effects on the hands because the hands are giveaway away. A lot of liver spots allow liver spots in these fifteen hundred knobby ends forty thirty. I don't know how we supposed to be when he's driving the truck but those are not the hands of a healthy 35-year-old-man hands like not hands of of a seventy five year old man. It's like Judi dench and cats. She's like a fucking cat and then all of a sudden. What are these hands? I forgot you forgot to animate the hands man. Yeah come on I L. in hand budget. No we have So this has been a lot of fun next week. We've got something that's that interesting and topical. We're going to see the two thousand eleven film. Contagion Yeah I just saw this last weekend because fuck. It is quarantined in my home anyway. Why not right? It's really good and there's a lot of eerie freaky similarities to what's going on in Corona virus. But there's also a lot important differences. I think it's going to be fun just to discover as a movie because it's very visually interesting is very compelling. It's a got a lot to say about the moment. But there's also you know people to want to like see that as the blueprint for for corona need to call him a little bit down and maybe we can talk about that. But that's we're going to be watching Next week and talking about on the next week's bald movie if you want to You know prep with us than than rent it. It's available mini mini outlets right now. Contagion two thousand eleven next week thanks for watching And listening to the Irishman with us. We'll see you next week until then I may around and I'm Jim so two..
"irishman" Discussed on Bald Movies
"I mean I don't begrudge him that like I think when I'm as old as these guys are GonNa look back in my life and I'm going to you know in some ways romanticize it in some ways Mourn what could have been those sorts of things. I think this is just what men do. Well especially this guy who make it a point of how family's important to these people and yet we leave him on Christmas Eve the twilight of his life and no one is there. No one is there for him. None of his he's got. His wife is disowned him. Raise dead now. None of his daughters none of his kids stories and the other thing I thought was incredibly effective is when you get introduced to a character. Fifty percent of the time you see giant text over their head which is who they are and when they're going to die and how they're going to die and it was like one guy who was like respected liked by all died of old age and asleep everybody else is like throats slit burned alive. Shot shot twice in the back of the head. Like there's like thirty of those different scenes and part of it. It's not like He. Frank just had the bad fortune of lit outliving everybody and everyone that was tied to him and like blood or for like genuine love or affection. He drove away so that he's just now going to but I don't does it. Does it the thing that I thought it was? Interesting is does actually bother him. How would I know this is a man? Who's so fucking hard? He shows a real emotionally. Two Times is entire life. As far as I can tell I think. In retrospect it bothers him Certainly that phone call. He had to make where he says. You know how does a man make a phone call like that And then still call himself good like I think he regrets a lot of this. And and it is a life of extreme sadness in the moments in the moment you sort of have like this extreme camaraderie and this Respect and loyalty and honesty between everyone but that is over near over what is a very sad life because if you look at his home life he. He's driving his family away. He can't tell them anything like he doesn't he doesn't really have a family. He has people that he lives with. Who Do their own thing While he tries to protect them right quote unquote. I wonder if he you mentioned about this. Martin Scorsese old. I remember reading something a couple years ago in an interview remarks were say Scorsese. No Shit believes he's going to hell For a couple of I think I think the the one he hangs out on him I D. He paid for an abortion or something like that but he he thinks that he there's no salvation for him. He's done too. Many bad things. May Tuna steaks committed to ease a committed. Roman Catholic committed to many mortal sins. He's going to hell. I WANNA explains why how everything's just so fucking bleak at the end of all this you know like like these. These characters are just internal wastelands I wonder if that's like a truth that he feels. Yeah yeah I I feel that at the end of this. This feels vary like you know this man on Christmas Eve with no family. This is not the scrooge redeeming himself. This is a Guy. Go into a bad place. And the way he talks to his priest. some some path to redemption that. This might be something on that spectrum but it's redemption it's not it's not salvation and the priest wasn't really gone a long way to sell to either. Yeah that he knows what he's dealing lucky he He does yeah. It's a I said. I know some people were kind of hitting on this film or well. Martin Scorsese three hour gangster. Movie a home but I think those people maybe haven't seen it. Do you think this is? I'll say I am I am not uniquely primed to enjoy this movie but I'm certainly primed to enjoy it because like I mentioned my father is essentially one of these guys I. He tells a lot of stories about his childhood that I think are generally related to the mafia T he acts and he talks and he looks just like these guys. Yeah so when I see a three and a half hour epic this is essentially about what could have been of my dad's life how can I not love it? I don't have any of that experience. I mean I I love you dad. And he's a cool dude but I love a good gangster film and you're talking like before we started recording this. You had a thought about like how many more of these are left. The last the last great Italian gangster million either them. Yeah 'cause I just don't think the younger generations have this affinity question you know like it's not a lot of those maybe it'll come back around but these guys are all old. Yeah and it's a reason that people make mobs of people make gangster movies today. It's about you know It's Yeah Asian gangs Russian gangs Saturday fast and furious shit. It's it's not like mafiosos stuff this grand operatic kind of stuff mitra gang. Can we win a the the nitrous mob nitro? Dawn Tro Dawn. That'd be perfect nitro Dom Don Don e might be right this this might be kind of like a high This might be like the last of this. Kind of old guard Who else is going to you know? Come come out you're GONNA hit Francis to come out of retirement and right one up off if anything would motivate. Ya like you know then pulling this off at this this late might but so that that makes me think of two things. A. Where you break this movie. As far as I know you've only seen it once and you've seen somebody these others many times man. This godfather level is that. I'm good at my distinctively. WanNa put like I need to see casino again. I think even like it better than Goodfellas but I think it's it's right there. It's like like maybe a notch above casino Because I think the character is a little bit more relatable and I really appreciate the scope of the Yes history. Radel to grade the intricate workings of the Mafia. And how you rise through the ranks Powell. You're tasked with. Oh you do one hit you prove yourself. There you become the Hitman. The enforcer for the rest of them. It's all fascinating to me and some of this stuff is like it gets almost. Tarantino esque when they're like have this long seen these guys driving to like a hit and the way they kind of like how sensitive they are about the subject of death even though they they traffic in it right there very. Yeah they talk around it. It's never like hey you need to do this. It's all about someone needs to tell him. That is at the end of the line and it is what it is you know. And then also Irishman in conversation video. We've been talking about Scorsese. Says he didn't really set out to make this movie us For a specific thing he didn't WanNa make it necessarily for theaters or necessarily for like the feature length. The you think of like he just made what he felt he needed to make in the moment and I think that really paid off. Yeah for for being a three and a half hour. Movies doesn't feel like there's a lot of fat no not at all no. I don't think to everyone agrees with that assessment. I know that Cecil Depending that this is a bit boring film with a lot of bullshit in it. Okay but she was also Kinda SORTA background watching at the entire time. Tweeden again like I but I'm a sucker for this guy can and I know that like There's people on the forum that I like a lot like d you know cannot see what's brilliant about the godfather each their own. Yeah everybody's got their but if you if you do like these these types of films of your Sucker for the Godfather for Sucker for Goodfellas. We actually answered a question to me. I need to see casino again. I'm very comfortable. Putting this above goodfellas casino casinos. Got Some real fast. He fastball. He with guys in their prime. Now I wish and then it's kind of like this. This is why a heat so amazing right you got Deniro when he got Pacino right but the only share the screen like for like that like one five or ten years crackles. But it's just where here it's like. They're just they're just living in this thing for three and a half hours. I I but I don't think anything ever approach. I grant here of the Godfather. And it's it's it's all put the whole trilogy up on their like. Maybe this is godfather three. You could put some things above it but like if you take that as a as an entire unit especially Godfather one godfather to anyone is going to be able to approach that man. Those are untouchable like you. Just the the the untouchables. I that's a lot of fun. It intangibles as a shit ton of fun. But it's it's it's not about any of these levels. Yeah I'm with you. This is not but it's good. It's really good. If you like this type of move you probably already seen it. I've been I've been wanting to see this syndicate matters way too busy when it was like you. Know right out relevance and I've I've realized I've kind of had this sitting on the shelf like a bottle of wine so beating on opening now It's nice another thing that really resonated with me was the choice of music The US this song in the still of the night several times Which is a song that I have heard many many times around the house when I was a child or his dad owned forty-five of it and he would play on his fucking record player. It's it's Hilarious to me because if you listen to the instant in the still of the night the dude singing it whose name I don't know sorry is a is a really good singer. The backup singers. Take him relieve them. They're not great. And this is the case with these bands from back in the day it typically like these were groups of friends and then my dad has told the stories because he was in these types of bands. Kid has told these stories about how you'd get a group of guys who were just friends at school or whatever. It's like the equivalent of the garage band today. Absolutely yeah you get a group of dudes together in your garage and you just be singing on the street you know. I'm not for money or anything just because that's what you did like. You didn't have a lot of money back then If you were grown up these areas and unless you were in the mob And and it would typically be like one of your guys was good enough to make it as a singer rose and they bring along essentially their entourage right and they'd employ them as backup singers Shit like that. So you'd always have like the star of the show and then groups would split up because the star would be stolen away or think like oh onto good for the rest of these guys. They'd go onto something better. It pretty much. The music industry My uncle actually recorded a couple of tracks on the we had forty five. Inter and my Dad was part of that group for a little while. An interesting history at through through my father. Living in in those areas was abandoned time. The I don't remember I don't remember.
"irishman" Discussed on Bald Movies
"It leads up to the scene with Frank. Getting this award. Jimmy is going to give it to him but also Al Pacino. As as the Russ as Ross is GonNa sit Jimmy down in the wings and try to say like one last time. Mafia head to what the Labor Union aspiring labor union president talking about. Joe Joe Passion what did I say Al Pacino? Talking to John. One man performance play both sides of the table without effects tech. And we'll see it's really funny because usually see Joe Patchy is the guy who just like the loose cannon flies love this and they love it yeah characters history pulls that ended his old gangster character in years waiting for and waiting for it in the fact that he keeps like come on. Jimmy come on. You're being a little bit here. He's so patient. It really sells you. It's a totally different. Joe Patchy and I was happy to see that and I think that's the thing if I'm reading this in conversation stuff correctly that sort of broad Joe Patchy on board in this is he said look. I don't WanNa come back and act the same way. I've acted in every other movie. Yeah that's ridiculous. I don't I don't WanNa do that again. I don't need to do that again. And so you know. Scorsese comes to him and says not GonNa be that you're playing this other guy and it's yeah it's on. The screen is extremely different from the fucking goodfellas right like Oh yeah. There's nothing like that worked with. What he I forget his name Casino. Yeah but like yeah these this there's an uncontrollable hothead. But they led the Stephen play that That role Stephen Graham another moment that an incredible set of scenes around Frank's award party is when Joe Patchy sits and sits down and gives him the ring. Like it's a real moment and I thought I was it like to have like the power bestowed on you by another person like it's like a king of old Dublin. You at night like you are now untouchable. You are now a part of something that can't be fucked with like almost any level if you go to prison you're going to be taken care of. Your family is going to be taken care of. No one you know not not a police officer not a Mafia. Don is going to ever fuck with you Nfl really kind of like almost father's tender father son moment yes absolutely. I I really. I don't know there are some things to be admired in that organization. Sure sonically the fraternity the loyalty honesty. The loyalty like you are one hundred percent on us and if you're not you get wacked. The their consequences for not following these rules. One hundred percent. Honest with your your boss. That's the view of it anyway. For sure I'm sure people play around the edges of that. I mean Tony Pros. Probably one of those guys but like there's a scene where there are a couple of scenes that exemplify this honesty and loyalty. One of them is win. Frank is tasked to burn out this laundry place. Yeah Jewish washerwoman owns that. Yeah and he gets called in by Angelo Bruno because Angelo Bruno has a stake in that laundry. And Frank did know it and there's a moment of hesitation right. There's a moment in frank where he's looking at this guy where they ask. What were you doing while you're at work you'RE GONNA? Where are you going to do any thought about like it? Will he tells them I was going to bomb out a laundry fun and then he says who who told you and this ties back to the scene with Ray Romano when he was just like the meat guy who got. Yeah who got The Times? Yeah for for this whole truck of Pete. Missing which is fucking stupid. Just the dumbest thing. You could possibly do what happened. I load to meet Man. Tell you better not be looking at me. Say Give me a hearkens back to that scene where that whole scene is test right like when he's he's vying to be his lawyer here he's like would you give up names in order to avoid prison. And he says no he says all the right things like these are and then later in that scene. He's he's also saying I'm going to represent you whether you did it or not want you tell me tell me. Did you do it? And he shows honesty and loyalty in both of those cases and so when they do it later on and he's got this moment. Where fuck this test? Am I supposed to give a name here or am I supposed to shut the fuck up? Yeah and it's an impossible especially this guy he doesn't WanNa kill and this is also row shouting for what's going to happen when Jimmy Hoffa only on a bigger grander scale. And then they say now is not the time to say. 'cause you're dealing with the boss right. You're supposed to be honest with your boss. I tell you the one thing that didn't I thought it was going to work. Off WAS GONNA work out really well because I think the one weakness in the Godfather is. I never buy kate and Michael's relationship. You know yeah Like just doesn't she's not a great mafia Wife Like the sense of betrayal. That she at I never bought it. I thought that was one kind of character. Beat it doesn't they. They make they they. They finally get there in the Second Godfather I godfather. That's that's pretty weak story line and I'm thinking. Oh the sentencing this thing up with Robert De Niro's daughter played by an for Quinn. Yeah Pay Yeah. I thought like they're actually going to get their their actual. Bring up a girl that you know and and you're going to see the light go out in your eyes and how she changes. She feels about her father and then when they get into like how much she loves. Jimmy Hoffa because Jimmy Hoffa is you know he's not a thaw. He's a political leader. He's fighting for the people he's making these issues writing reports in school about him and the fact that like Peggy didn't completely turn on her father until he murdered Jimmy Hoffa and I thought that was going to be a really powerful moment but at some it just it just didn't quite come together. No I've I was acting like a big. Nfl Quantum my Kassian frequent because she's capable of hitting these and like she's GonNa rip his guts out and they went. Pay probably more realistically a little bit more low key but also I don't know like the didn't just get it. You didn't get enough out of adult peggy to keep that momentum going from the childhood arc and I felt like it kind of fizzled. I was a little disappointed. I didn't I'll tell you why although I do agree and Paklin got almost nothing to do in this movie. It's a shame it it is a shame because I like her a lot But here's why it worked for me because it was tied into the phone. Call that he has to make to joe to Jimmy Hoffa's wife. Yeah and that scene is so phenomenally. Good and there's this moment right before it win peggy questions. Why he hasn't called her yet. And there's there there's something on his face There's something in his demeanor the way he goes and pours another drink he does. This the tells everybody in that room that he had something to do with this and I think it was a very very subtly played. Well played moment but then that phone call is that scene might be Oscar worthy in my opinion malone because the realism with which they played like He. And that's a hallmark of this movie. I think is the realistic way that people talk and it's not. I'M NOT SAYING THAT. Just because my dad talks exactly like these people do. This is true. Exactly word for word the same phrases the same accent the same everything. But the the sort of stutters and stops and ums and is and the way that people communicate straight shooters a man of integrity and in this moment with a person he loves he has got nothing but lies and bullshit and he doesn't want to he doesn't want to put that out there so he tries to put nothing out the yes and and it takes everything. He has to say nothing. Yeah that he doesn't have anything left to say something comforting or something. She needs to hear that moment. And it's just such a fucking amazingly written enacted scene which is just a phone call. It's just a conversation. It's not even a conversation between two people. Yeah there's not. There's not a lot of stuff for women to do in this film because you know this isn't a world dominated by women. I thought Jimmy Hoffa wife. I mean it's telling that like I know her as Jimmy Hoffa's wife Yeah She was pretty good they just. They established like a real soldier. An owner. I like. She's pretty fiery. She was all one hundred percent behind the labor movement and like the scene of her getting in the car after the weight of car bombings. And we've seen the Godfather we've seen this film where people are getting blown up all the time in her life. Kind of Lake Dow was a really fucking Tint. Seen in the way they use the music. Because you've got this upbeat songs sort of playing in the background. And then as soon as she goes to maybe turn the key music completely cuts and then she sits there for a good minute Just thinking shy. Turn this key. Because there's so many foreshadowing 's effectively in this movie and I've only seen it once and I keep on thinking of more but like you hit the nail on the head about how unconvincing he was with every once in a while his life puts him in situations where he has to try to explain to somebody as a as a man of principle why the meat truck is empty. It's ridiculous do it. And him dealing with his daughter and him dealing with Hoffa's wife are instances where he pulls up with an empty meet truck and he's got nothing to say he's got nothing to say. The proverbial meacher herb tea metric. He's got to seal unbroken like just like he's got the drive doing cross country ride with my friend and his wife. I was staying in. How could I be possibly? He's got as you tell him when he gets on a plane to Detroit and comes back a few hours later right right. We don't see that because there's nothing to tell right And that's the scenes I just think are are amazing I felt like the last twenty minutes or so to film. I'm not mad at it but it felt a little bit return of the king where it's just it. Is that the them in prison part and in prison and then him in as an old man kind of doctoring around the Taco News and with priest. And what is I? Think there's Martin Scorsese Scorsese however you say it Feeling old.
"irishman" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Kinda over shine the roles by felt like especially Robert. Deniro did a really good job disappearing. Frank sharing but like Al Pacino's Jimmy Hoffa Al Pacino's kind of default out Pacino. Just really suits that role very well. I guess I don't know anything about Jimmy Hoffa later the one thing. I don't know much either. I'm going to do the way he was supposed to feel like larger than life. Yeah he he definitely brings that larger-than-life quality The one thing I and I wanted to kind of do a lot of research to see how I felt about this but the one thing because because a lot of times when I watch historical movies it feels so real that you're like Oh this is just right on and I think sometimes scorsese does a really good job like gangs in New York where he describes essentially tells a historical tail. And then you got something like this where I didn't look into it but there's a lot of JFK conspiracy stuff. That I pretty sure is bullshit from other things I've looked into and this movie essentially traffic's into it that JFK was murdered by the Mafia 'cause he kinda double crossed them After got election elected and he he went after them I don't know like like Dave Barry Who is played by Joe Pesci in the Or the JFK film He's the guy who's got his ball. But the grease paint eyebrows is crazy ass. Character shown in like one short scene. Yeah but he's like you know he's involved this Bay of Pigs You know so. The Bay of Pigs invasion was a mob ran government conspiracy to take back Cuba from Castro and get their casinos back which is essentially the plot of Godfather to and I think probably has some element of truth in it but from this perspective like the mob is pulling all the damn strains it seems like and here's the thing the mob really dangerous people. I surely wouldn't the Matt me but they're also kind of bullshit artists like if you've read anything about the production a godfather production of scarface. They love Shit that makes them look even more bad ass than they are. Oh yeah and like their power is mostly reputational. So yeah like I'm sure. The mob loves the common and popular theory that they whack. Jfk Did they. I know but this the they get a lot of mileage out of the fact that like you and Jimmy. Hoffa's being extra defiant to them by Jimmy. If we're going to kill the president will certainly kill. Labor Union president wouldn't wouldn't Pacino's performance. Yeah it's so fucking good but it is a fact. There's the other thing that I thought was interesting about politics today because you know I I run my mouth a lot about. I think we should have more labor protections and I think you should have stronger labor unions but a reality is the strong labor unions were often backed by like mob. Muscle was often connected finances. Were Co mingled is there? Is there a way to have a strong labor union without the corruption? Because we killed we killed the labor unions. I think we have just as much corruption. Yeah we do. It's just now corporations with the way with the state with guns and muscle protecting them and abusing us. When the labor unions were strong we had mafia with guns and muscles fighting it out. And now it's like a feels like it's like the the Labor's been disarmed. The official instruments of The corporations and the government still have their bullets in their guns and their muscle and things have gotten Wacko but the power has shifted away from people toward the corporation. Yeah in that regard and you know as much as the people are actually represented by the unions. Here's where my knowledge of the sixties the fifties the sixties the seventies in general who holds me back. Because I have very little of it I was not born until nineteen eighty two so all of this happened before I was even born and I don't have a clear. Picture of what? Labor unions how powerful Labor labor unions were. What the power structures were there. Sort of. What their their influences were whether they were influenced by the mob heavily or whether that was a sort of thing that came later like the union started as something pure and righteous and off a bill that and then it was corrupted. Sort of outside of his control. Because that's the impression I got from this film. Hoffa had built this thing. Yes occasionally somebody had to die and it was up to do but it was. It was separate from the mob hill. The fits is and the pros. Get in there and start co mingling with them. Yeah then then the communes totally off base. I don't know impression I got from the film. Yeah but that's scary because like if if it requires some super strong charismatic individual that keep the wolves away from the door. It's a fact of life that you're going to have we leadership from time to time. People are going to put the wrong people in past. What do you do like if this this corruption gets in their roots in like a tick and you can't get it out Case in this film. It's kind of a cautionary tale of like When we do this again on rebuild these structures can we do it without the mob and the other thing is like the mafia so weak now relatively speaking that the power vacuum? It's if we had a strong labor some other probably force would fill in that and you want it to be some kind of civic minded institution and not like the Russian mafia or Yakuza or thirteen or whatever shadowy scary group dudes that you want to imagine it would would fill that vacuum and become rich and powerful off of it But I thought it was like I was just amazed at how the politics of because he's Jimmy. Hoffa these mafia guys given these stump speeches sounds like Bernie Sanders rally no power to the people. He's on ripped off. And either that or a Steve Bomber Microsoft Address Solidarity Solidarity Truck Drivers truck drivers. But it's true and the thing the other thing I thought was really interesting and scary and like a future kind of thing. Is this thing that they're saying is still literally true. Like you know truck drivers make the United States economy work like if you got any kind of delivery bought anything on the store you. A truck driver drove to and that will always be true. I think well I'm just saying yeah. Robots might be doing this work thirty years now like as the Labor starts you start not having to rely on that Labor What assault like. If if there's only six percent of traffic is driven by a person what who gives a shit about solidarity robots perfect solidarity. You're fucked? I thought that was something interesting as I was looking at watching this twenty. Twenty is yeah. You almost need something. That's not a labor union but a civilian. Yeah like Non Inc non-government Union of just regular people who maybe don't work at that point. Yeah maybe the political a little bit because I was also shocked because I know a little bit more than you about especially the sixties connection and labor unions. I've been reading a lot about that but I was shocked at some of this information like factor. Hoffer came up supporting Democrats but then got pardoned. He was in prison for quite a long time. Got Pardon by Nixon. He went to school for five years. Yeah I was shocked about that. I looked it up. And apparently it's true. He was pardoned by Nixon in December of Nineteen seventy-one but he had one condition do not involve yourself in the management or leadership of any labor union until nineteen eighty. That is man gets whacked in Nineteen Seventy Five K. I don't think he kept his fingers out of that Pie. And the the the last of this movie I think is the most interesting part which is essentially a man who cannot conceive of his own limits. Her like he continues to. He thinks that the mob is increasingly displaying strong arm tactics and like you said they wouldn't dare like you know when when frank comes or that last time and says like hey it is what it is. They're going like and that's other things nobody can say. You're going get a bullet your brain right. It's like asking you're not GonNa want to hear that they're not gonna WanNa hear that. Jimmy it is what it is Jimmy. Were at the end of the line Jimmy and he just couldn't accept it. What is it about that like you get you get pardoned by the president and worn? Look this is a once in a lifetime. Literal get out of Jail Free State of fuck away from this shit for at least ten years so that we can get some things cleaned up and you can't do it. You can't do. You're you're you're fighting government you're fighting the mob you're fighting. Everybody knows it's a matter of it. It's what matters to him and to him. The labor union was everything And whether it was the power that comes with that or the money that comes with that of the influence. I don't know maybe it was the pride that comes with that It seems like that might have been the case but yeah I mean he doesn't care. He doesn't value his own life as much as he values being head of this union and it leads to some really funny scenes that work despite the crazy tension like that meeting and Florida between Jimmy Hoffa Tony Pro. Jesus the subtle layers. If it's essentially the double dog dare diplomacy in like a Christmas story with the Mafia stuff. Like it's all jockeying like Tony. Jimmy won't wait if you're late. Tony knows that he was going to show up. Twenty minutes late in Bermuda shorts and Bermuda shorts and flip flops. Because he knows at. Jimmy's GonNa take that personally sheets. And he's he's because he because you know Tony's the made man and Jimmy is. I don't know what Jimmy is honestly. I don't know what Jimmy is. How how is Jimmy? So fucking powerful influential that he could give this much shit. The mafia guys gets crazy crazy the way he talks to some of these guys Huxley. Yeah I mean slurs and calling them just straight up sons a bitches. Yeah Yeah I don't know how it got away with it either and I was always just. My mind was blown when opened his mouth. But it's so funny because like Frank. He tries it up like Jimmy Brings dudes into his office. And it's like you dumb. Mother fuckers guy up here. Asshole deepened in the president's buck and brother and you're giving checks away to your mom's and and Robert Deniro. Franken is gets up puts on his coat and says I'm not putting up with this. I'm not dumb motherfucker. I'm Jimmy Hoffa comes in. It's like oh I wasn't talking about you. Why can't he realize he's doing that? Like a mega atomic level. When he's talking with guys like fat Tony and there's this weird divide somewhere. There's a line you don't cross these guys but where that line is. It's hard to tell because you know in the same breath you you can call them those people And they'll get super fucking offended by that or can call him the son of a bitch you can scream at him or other slurs at them and they. They aren't fazed by they. Act they puff up and they act all tough and then they sit back down at the table but I thought the oh the it's and there's another scene later on where They're playing essentially a game of telephone. Where frank goes to the boss and there? It's a well constructed a series of him going and leg though he said what and then him trying to like. Somebody should tell this guy this the don't even tell them. Go back and tell this guy. Nobody should tell him. Yeah Yeah you need a friend. Sit him down and set him straight. Frank needs somebody to do that for them. And it's just so. Were really funny and it it..
"irishman" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Everybody welcome to another bald movie today. And Jim and I are are going back. And going through a recent classic. I don't know a well regarded recent movie. It's a netflix movie. Scott a whole bunch of famous people. It's got a famous director. It's the Irishman. We miss this and last award season Because of how busy we were and now that People are fleeing the theaters. We have plenty of time to go back and and and give some of these look over. This was Upper Lot Oscars Didn't win a lot of Oscars Of course it was directed by Martin. Scorsese says thank you said I think so yeah it stars the Big Three Joe Patchy Robert De Niro Al Pacino As a screen play by Steven Zaillian and is based on a I heard a novel called. I heard you paint houses by Charles Brandt. And what would you call this a fictionalized historical question? Because because it's it's it's guy at feels a little bit more based on reality than like the Godfather. This is the Big Fish. Godfather movie of Mafia movies. Right like it's sort of like a tall tale maybe or maybe it's more real life of the events of this person's life I remember reading or around a lot of the people that I kind of follow that this was kind of a everyone said is a good movie but it was kind of like Ham. Or it's like I. I don't know whether you expect or There's a little bit of like. Oh Jesus we're going to give growth Rome bunch of awards at these old dudes again but you know every once in a while these boomers get shit together and they get the right script. They get the right talent to get the right director. They get the right technology and I was again. I'm a Sucker for kind of Godfather Mafia movie. Type stuff he too. I thought this was a really engaging and entertaining tale especially since it's approximately five years long. Yeah it takes us much time to watch this movie as it did for Frank. Sheeran to do all of these things. Yeah portrayed in the movie a one to one retailing frank. Sharon's life right and a couple times like I would. I would hit pause on the remote and would show the time and I'd be like Jesus Christ. There's still two hours left to go but I never felt like he was dragging on just like me being completely shocked at how Little Time. I've watched a movie and how much the movie I've got left to go with you. Yeah I didn't feel long. No it felt right. It felt like they were telling the story of the complete story of this man's life Sort of a cradle to grave of a mobster kind of story and it is epic. The movie size itself is epic. But it's fascinating. Yeah I think I wanNA talk about the thing that I think is got the most press for. Which is the remarkable the aging technology all. These men Joe Patchy Robert Deniro Al Pacino Are Very old. They're not young men vigor and dynamism that they were in the seventies. You know this is not raging bull This is not Michael. Chor Leoni These these are old men but the thing that I thought was amazing is so when they roll this back to like the fifties. They cast all of their associates as relatively young men. And then those men age up with these guys as the real actors catch up to the present age and it I mean I don't know maybe a jump out more about where having this aging processing or makeup on and the other guys kind of distract but you know watching Ray Romano go from Ray Remodel to lag. Eighty year old. Ray Romano kind of take your mind off of what's going on with Deniro and patchy what did did you kind of feel on that. Oh yeah I found it hard to tell not not having like a clear picture of exactly. How Old Joe PESCI and Robert Deniro? You know. Look now because mentally. I always think of like Robert De Niro's like he's not raging bull or taxi driver but he's kind of like a bull winkle or meet the fockers. Exactly that's what I think of him. As he's older way older down much much much older than what I saw those movies. Yeah absolutely but I lose that in my mind when I'm watching this movie and I'm I'm looking at going. Which one of these versions of this man is the real man? Which one of these are? I think that's exactly what they were going for. I see the seems every once in a while. You're wearing a special effects or the way that the actor moves or like there's some things where you can tell and we'll talk about those but yeah for the most part. This visual effect is really convincing. That's a good. That's a good point because I watched the The Irishman conversations companion piece. It's like a I. I actually surprised how short it was. We did a twenty minutes. We did a promo for it so I thought it was going to be this kind of like big kind of you know production and I excited like you know. Wasn't that flex do that. More often have commentaries and behind the scenes packages and stuff or some of these higher profile. This was a twenty five minute and it was it was patchy and De Niro and Pacino. Sitting around the table with Scorsese and Just having conversation about working together because it seemed like this was like a group effort to. They all wanted to work together one last time and they've been planning this fly over decades ever. Joe Patchy who didn't WanNa work at all. Yeah but was convinced to just I'm still cashing my home alone. Checks took a couple of Brixton ahead. I'm done with this. But they all were enamored with is I heard you paint houses book and they pass it around and like this is the one that they're they're wanting to do. I thought this is a great special future but the thing that was really cool was they showed some before and after Scenes of Joe Patchy as young Joe Patchy in the fifties and then old band like were they. They showed the the him with the makeup or the digital effect and then they showed him actually acting without any filters in the scene side-by-side. It's amazing and you're right. It does show through because they also spent a lot of time in that feature talk about how the talking about how the CGI did have to work. But like Scorsese. Like saying you're you're only supposed to be fifty five you need you need about. You need to come out of that chair you know. Yeah and you know how I don't know. How easy is that do when you're eighty year old man? I imagine it's really hard. Come down the stairs like your forty five thirty eight year old meek probably not act like I'm twenty year old me yeah I feel different So yeah that's tough I think One of the keys to getting this process because I know in that in Conversation Video. They talked about the cameras that they used and how the effect was done. Technically and Scorsese was very much. Like I don't want the actors acting with tennis balls on their face right because they gotta get the emotion they gotta feel the scene there in it and so they they went away from this idea and then the guy came a guy from Ireland came back to them and said we think we know a way to do it invisibly so we don't put anything on them so I might take away from. This is they're using a lot of infrared cameras they have. This camera called the three headed monster. Which is like traditional camera in the center two flanking infrared cameras xbox xbox camera. Yeah it's like a connect thing And they use all that data that they gather with the infrared in sort of deep fake faces and filters and stuff. Onto the actor's GonNa Revolutionize. The industry like age. That problem like seventy year old man trying to act thirty right but they're always fix that to we're just not there yet but like aging people and changing. Because you're right like Not everyone can be like Smuggle from Lord of the Rings Andy Circus And you'll sit there wearing greenstock. Sock with golf balls glued all over their face like the people that can do that and act like hats off to but not everyone can do that This is going to open up like that. Whole like this is going to change makeup and prosthetics It's going to be the CGI revoir. What do the like makeup? And all that to what like. Cgi did like model making. Yeah if I were a makeup artist right now. I'd be very worried about my job. Twenty years from now writes right now. You're just going into the makeup Effects Department in a big studio twenty to thirty years from now the WES Anderson's of the day we'll be bragging about like we actually got some makeup artists out of retirement to do with those are actually age lawrence. We painted on their face. We through some latex and I ca- wrinkled up in like made a mold I. I'm really excited to see because we we've seen this before like earliest versions of this and Tron and the various star wars where they have it all. Cgi Carrie Fisher or whatnot. But this is just you know this is going to keep getting better and better than I thought. It was really impressive. It's much more convincing than like a legacy and it allows guys to give really good performances. It's completely unencumbered by you. Know like seeing classic Deniro Performances And be very convincing. I just was a real joy to watch all right. The next thing I wanNA talk about is the cast. We talked about the big three Joe Patchy Plays Russ Buffalo. One of the the heads of the five family right. He's boss I. I don't know I'm not super familiar with the power structure. That's true. I think he's Yeah. He's he's really. He's a Mafia don for sure fracture in Buh played by Robert Deniro. Who is this guy he Something of a commando World War. Two came back home. He's driving a meat truck He's a little bit morally flexible with who gets what meat. And what money changes hands. And he attracts the attention of the mob for for that and he's the main character of the the movie he's actually the the guy who in the book? I heard you paint. Houses is sort of giving his life story. Yeah Yeah and the thing. Is that the his experienced. War gave him more flexibility but the ability to kill without it really bothering him. And that's a huge asset to the mafia because despite the public reputation not almost not every mafia kills people. Like it's like the the you know the majority of the killings done very few really hard men. Yeah the phrase one of those days where he's talking to us about the war and where he learned to speak Italian and he says you know after. He realized that he was going to survive. This thing were survival. Was the only thing that mattered. He sorta just said fuck everything else. Like like whatever happens. Happens it changed him He's amazing Al Pacino plays Jimmy Hoffa which is really entertaining. But there's then it just. It's the depth of this. This cast get Harvey Keitel Plane Angelo. Bruno Ray Romano is bill. Buffa Lino Bobby kind of Ali Skinny Razor Jesse Plemmons Chuckie O'Brien Sebastian. Maniscalco as crazy Joe. Gallo Jack Huston as Robert Kenneth Kennedy and if you don't recognize that name he played Richard Harrow in the guy wearing masks. GonNa say you might not recognize his face. Yeah Yeah because he had a lot of. Cgi work himself that was in boardwalk empire Dominic Lumbar dozy Hurt from the wire fat. Tony Salerno Stephen. Graham another boardwalk empire lem bringing a lot of that a hone energy to his tone energy big opponent Etienne Tony Pro Provenzano at this cast is like super super deep. That's just the people that you probably know by reputation. There's a lot of guys that you're going to be like. Oh I know he's that guy he's the guy to always plays cops and TV. He's the guy that they all do really really good work. And they all kind of seamlessly kind of blend into the roles. Yeah a lot of times you get this. Many big names You know the people the Actors..
"irishman" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Idea for the Irish flag and so it was orange on once high green on the other and white in the middle of signifying the Union of the orange and the green so that would be the Protestant English in the Catholic Irish they believed in a unified Ireland. That that we could all live together but they could self govern. That was the key thing. They weren't allowed to self govern themselves. So today Waterford Thomas Mars. Home has this great plaque. That says home of the man who gave Ireland its flag. They'd celebrate bar for many reasons because he's their favorite son and with John F. Kennedy Winter Ireland in nineteen sixty three and spoke to the Irish parliament. What was the one of the stories he told it was of the Irish Brigade? The Thomas Francis Moore had led during the civil war okay so he's banished for his political activity against London. Tasmania he actually escapes. And then he has quite a life in America. Yes so he he gets his hero's welcome when he comes ashore in New York City. Remember all these. Immigrants are coming ashore in Philadelphia Boston and New York and there's also a counter movement to that which was the know nothing movement. They thought these people were criminals. We get these words like paddy wagon. They were the second biggest political party in eighteen fifty four and we got resting parallels today. That's why you're right. That's why we love history. We hear the echoes of history. And what I heard. A lot of Nina immigration stuff for the Modern Day was the echoes of the know. Nothing party but so when Markham's assure he's rallying these poor Irish who again are living in these crowded tenements are not having good lives. They are filling the jails again. I mentioned the term Paddy Wagon. A Hooligan was another word that was created in the United States. That came about because of the Hooligan Dislike Joan. I'm not going to gloss it over. They were poor and a lot of them were criminal mar rally them and says you can have a greater cause and what is that greater. Cause it's fighting the slaveholders in the south with the civil war comes New York Times columnist. Timothy Egan is telling us about the remarkable story of Irish immigrant. Thomas Francis Mar which he writes about in his book. The Immortal Irishman Joshua's listening in from bow new joins us on the line at eight seven. Seven three three three seven four to five. Tim Thanks for taking my call. You Bet Columbia. Had some thoughts about the this sort of Irish diaspora and the impact Irishman had in the United States will actually yes. I'm interested in Thomas Mar because I'm a history teacher here in New Hampshire and every year in April. I take a group with some other teachers on a civil war seemed tripped and we always go to mt them. And I have family from Ireland from county Kerry on the ring of Kerry. So I've always been interested in the Irish and their contributions to our country but going on this trip at Antietam has made me wonder that not many Americans knew about the Irish Brigade and the contributions of the Irish to our civil war and our history. And I'm wondering to what extent today do the Irish understand and celebrate their contributions to our civil war. First of all. Thank you for doing this because Rick and I are both big believers in history and we wanna keep our stories alive and it's important that we do this and teach them as you know the side of the worst casualties in the history of America we never had had a greater loss of life than that one single day in Antietam. I also think Fredericksburg is important in this. Get to your question. Fredericksburg was where the Irish Brigade. There was one hundred thousand confederates up on the hill and one hundred thousand union members down below. The job was to go up the hill and try to take the hill from and they sent the Irish brigade as the spear of all the other Soldiers Mar knew it was going to be a slaughter but he told his men his brigade to put a little sprig of green under their caps and they add them all picked a little spigot. Greenie says when they roll our bodies over. They'll know we died his Irishman and it was an utter slaughter. It broke mart because he had personally recruited most of these boys. He knew their families. You knew there where they came from what it meant for them and they were just mowed down and when they turn those bodies over they found those sprigs of green. It's very moving. I mentioned John F. Kennedy First irish-american President and that's the story. That's the specific story. That goes to your question to the Irish know this when he spoke to the Irish parliament. This is the story that JFK told them knowing it would resonate with the story of the boys who put the spriggs under the caps. That's good that Ireland is aware of that because that is some pretty impressive heroism for an immigrant community. Exactly Joshua thanks for your call Rick. Thanks him sure here. This is travel for extremes. We're talking with Tim Egan. His book is the Immortal Irishman. Our phone number's eight seven. Seven three three three seven four five and duties calling from Seattle. Do you ever thought about Irish immigration and the impact Ireland has had on on the world. Yes I've been enjoying the conversation and I said gration brings to mind for me is one of the Great Labor heroes. I come from Labor family and I don't know if you're familiar with the history of mother. Jones Mary Harris Jones. She was a great Labour leader. And unlike some of the martyrs Mr Wagon was talking about. She lived to a ripe old age. But in the meantime she caused a lot of havoc. Are you familiar with her? Or is Mr Egan. I'm familiar with her place in history. I don't know her story very well. Her story well. There are several books about her but I just think she should be included in the panel on the country. Women who came and engaged in the struggle for worker's rights she founded the Social Democratic Party and she helped establish the industrial workers of the world which is a major still a major force today and I was wondering if you would ever conceive of writing about her. There's so many great goes out there to chase down. I'll tell you what I'll make you promise you're on the air. I will look into her story because only know her as you know kind of a bold face name of history and I'm starting to research some early parts of the twentieth century and she's popping up quite a bit judy. Thanks for your call to my. I want to just take a moment to talk about where you traveled in Ireland to put this book together because anybody who's fascinated by history and in his amazing story when you travel the land just speaks to you. What were some of the places you went to? That really had very rewarding impacting. Your work this truly is an Irish American families from County Waterford where Mars from his well was one of the most gratifying things I'd ever done. Go to Ireland. You go to hear Trad Music. You EAT FRESH FOOD IN THE WEST. People are friendly but they really know their history cab. Drivers will about Daniel. O'connell the liberator. I'll tell you something about the great famine. They really know their history. Ireland also as you know some of the main places that a visitor goes to an Ireland are shrines to martyrdom or awfulness or misery. And you know much of Irish history. Most of our sister is misery. I always stop story. We wouldn't be Irish without our miseries are currency so one of the most extraordinary places I went was Kilmainham jail in Dublin. Now the castle which is still there. The most prominent tourist site in Ireland are in Dublin. Is where the British aristocracy the British military. They had larger garrison in Ireland than they ever had an India so they always had at least ten thousand soldiers are the castle represented everything about occupation. They didn't like and the kesslers right there in downtown right there in downtown you can go in and see all those. This is British nearby but a mile or so away is jail they built Kilmainham Gaol. Only when I sat in one of the cells and looked out at limestone I remember Marwan saying that seemed stone themselves were weeping because Ireland is such a misty wet place and the limestone tends to be porous. I sat marcel and awaiting death he will. He dashed off this poetry. All these letters. He was such an effervescent. He was twenty four years old so to go to. Kilmainham Gaol is quite extraordinary. And then I urge people to go to Waterford it's often not visited. It's worth a day or two. It's Mars town and it's on the river glorious. This is the southeast corner of Ireland. South East corner of Ireland and Mars. Home is now the Granville Hotel and it. Has I think five or seven rooms in there. All you could see the life of luxury had the tapestry you can go to the museum the same statute that started my journey. Rick I was in Helena Montana many years ago. And there's this giant equestrian statue of Irishmen with these words of sedition written at the base. And I said to the governor. Who's The guy the horse and he says you call yourself and irish-american and you don't know Thomas Francis Mars that same statue is in Waterford now Africa's so they they put it up and you see these giant banners that now say welcome to Waterford home of Thomas Francis Mar. This is travel with Rick Steves. We've been talking with Tim. Egan in his book is the Immortal Irishmen. The Irish revolutionary. Who became an American hero? Tim If we just wrap it up. How might we draw inspiration from the history that you share in your book? Well you know. History sort of echoes around different eras. It goes quiet for a while and then it reappears and I think in the present moment in the United States that we're living through you see so much of the stuff that mar fought for the basic concept of immigrants being able to become America's how do they become American to this country. They fought and died in that truly made them but they had to fight horrible prejudice. All the things you hear people say about certain members of society today were said about the first great wave of immigrants which were the Irish. Also the pure power of resilience. I wrote a book about the dust bowl as well and it strikes me that parallels to the famine that these are tragedies and a famine was a horrible tragedy and it lives deep in our bones right now but it's also a tale of human spirit and the results. I'm here today talking to you because Mile Man. I mean. My great-grandfather I'm I'm famine. Irish on my father's side. Somebody got up marked with bare feet to come through here. And you've taken the initiative to learn about it and to share it Tim. Megan thank you so much and look forward to future work of yours. Thank.
A Walking Tour of Dublin, Ireland
"Start. Today's all Irish. Our with tips for a walking tour of Dublin with nearly two million people in Greater Dublin. Ireland's capital is by far its biggest city and it thrives with Arts Entertainment Food and fun just taking a walk through Ireland's capital. You can see and experience so much of its charm. That can know where to look and if you know where to walk. It's even better. That's why we've invited to Great Irish guides. Joe Darcy and Karen O'hare to join us in our studios for a guided stroll through Dublin. Joe and Karen thanks for being with us. Our pleasure great to be here so if you're going to take somebody on a walk through. Dublin where we just start. I think I'd probably start up. Stephen's Green which is at the south. End of Grafton Street is a pedestrianised shopping street and Stevens. Green is a beautiful manicured Eighteenth Century Park. It reminds me of when you get off the platform and suddenly. You're at hogwarts step out of the middle of this busy packed city into a beautiful manicured park actually reminds me of London. Very much so probably. That's because it was designed in a time when Dublin was actually the second city in the British Empire. Oh without question. In everything. From the the wrought iron fencing around the entire park to the style of landscape architecture inside the park is very very limited those parts in London and Joe when we think of Saint Stephen's Green. Today it has some connections with Ireland's difficult fight for independence Jordan. The nineteen sixteen religion on Easter Monday called eastern evasion and there was one. Contingent of artists rebelled swear in command of Stevens granddaughter. Job was to mind. Stephen Greene barricaded streets on prevent British reinforcements from getting into the city centre and amazingly their only experience of warfare. Because he's not. Soldiers was watching the pathway news from World War One and where everybody was digging trenches all over Belgium France so they dug trenches in Stephen's Green. Hold out but of course British army caught up to four storey buildings all around the Gresham hotel. They had a clear line of fire. Is like they're digging their own tombs. Yeah Yeah So. They retreated from their interface called the Royal College of Surgeons. Which is just when you come out with Stephen Screen through that gate around. He'll after all colleges charges and you can still see bullet marks into whole memorial to mention. Yeah Yeah Yeah let host reminded of the the blood that was last is Ireland one. It's independent that was no easy feat the more understanding of history you bring your visit to. Dublin the more. You'll enjoy your sightseeing today when I go to Saint Stephen Screen it's Of course you've got the history but it's just a festival of of youth and families in life. People are feeding the ducks in the pond. There's a little theater there. And it's and it's the kickoff point for Grafton Street Karen mentioned Grafton Street Joe when he walked down Grafton Street What are you gonNA find? You're gonNA find a multitude of small shops as well as the big retail shops. Actually strangely enough when you come down from Stevens Gray and one of the first big shops you say you left US Disneyland. So there's a store you know. This is the High Rent Street and you have the high rents treated drives out the local businesses and it brings in the what. Are you gonNA see Karen when you walk down Grafton Street well I think the first thing that you notice is the street is seething with life there's wall to wall people coming and going in either direction and you know living in Dublin. You're always if you live there you're gonna run into someone you know in that street. You know when you walk down it you don't see any churches right on the street but hiding a little bit off. The way is a Catholic Church. Why would a Catholic Church be hiding off the main street in Dublin? Well Saint Theresa's Church right off. Grafton Street was One of the first places that it was allowable. I believe for Roman Catholics to openly worship after the period of time in the eighteenth century known as the penal laws when open practice of Roman Catholicism was officially outlawed by British rulers in Ireland so that churches write-offs in Stephen's Green and it's very much an oasis of tranquility in the city as it has been since the eighteenth century Saint Teresa's. It's a beautiful church to depend to end. It is interesting to think that in Ireland. Dublin was sort of London's second city and it was very not Catholic but when Catholicism was allowed you could worship as Catholics in Dublin but keep a low profile exactly so these great churches are tucked away in the back streets although they were allowed to openly practice. That wasn't really opened. That was in inverted commas. The church still had to be kinda hidden away. They weren't allowed to build churches on a main street. That's why it's down outside. So it Joe at the bottom of Grafton street you come to a very important College Beautiful College Trinity College and originally for the elites for the Protestant kids but of course today Everybody's welcome as it traveled. How do enjoy Trinity College? Well the best way to visit is to go into the front main entrance on an area called college dot Grafton Street just continue on straight over to your right hand side and you come into a beautiful Georgian Square. A huge amount of Dobbin was rebuilt. George an and that's like neoclassical screams. British Empire Eighteenth Century he and George W was rebuilt in the eighteenth century in Georgia. So we're one of the best Georgian cities. In Britain colleges SORTA like the elite colleagues for Ireland. Even go to college was founded in one thousand nine hundred hundred nothing left of the original college. It was almost totally rebuilt starting in Sixteen Ninety S and then Roy Eighteenth Century Karen my favorite thing when I step through that Grand. Entrance of Trinity is a little table where our students offering tours? Yeah that's right and I used to live right across from that table when I was in college and Trinity. Right in front square and there are students known as scholars of the college who've passed a competitive examination to have free tuition at the college and they give tours of front square dressed in the academic gowns. That were still common among students until recently and they are really eloquent. Fun-loving students giving you a candid. Look at student life. It's very inexpensive. It's a great way to get a sense of Trinity College absolutely in a great way to get a sense of the tradition of wit in Dublin. It goes back to one of the most famous Students at Trinity Oscar Wilde are guides to Dublin travel with Rick Steves are irish-american Cure. No half he attended. Kennedy College is an expert on the Ellen pipes which he performs with the company trio opened the door for three Joe. Darcy provides custom walking tours of Dublin and was recently on the board of historic Sweeney's pharmacy. Where James Joyce readings are given throughout the week when we go to Trinity College? Of course you've got to go to the library and see the book of Kells and so one of the most important medieval art treasures in Western civilization when you leave trinity when I was really struck by is a bank that used to be the parliament step in there and you get a little dose of British rule of Ireland Joe. Tickets into that the most important building built in Dobbin Jordan rebuilding eighteenth century was a new bike camera. Houses apartment one of the first purpose built house the parliament certainly in Europe. If not the world took about forty years to complete S- between seventeen forty. Seven hundred eighty and housed. Two Chambers House will come in the House of Lords very much along the the British can step into one of those houses to this day. It's open during banking errors free and and you really got sense of that little after the act of union and the first of January eighteen hundred one we became part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Bank of Ireland. Arden's forced commercial bank. They took over the building paid for the House of Commons. Hot To be put out of use never to be used as a place of assembly again but they said nothing about the House of Lords so the Bank of art and has maintained. And it's a beautiful room. It's mostly open Jordan banking hours occasionally there's functions and there you'll see a sign outside that it's either open or closed. I stumbled into it just this last year. I never knew about it and it was great
Why Netflix Turned To Junk
"I used to spend hours in blockbuster video a week stack of movies for the weekend box. Milk Duds box red. Mine's spread is good times. Oh yeah but all good things etcetera etcetera blockbuster died and a lot of the reason had to do with net flicks. Netflix meant that. You could have on demand movies and TV shows but you did not have to leave your house. Also no milk debts. Yeah everything has trade but Netflix was on top for years and then something happened stuff started kind of vanishing from net flicks and the vanishing started slowly. Show here movie there. And then it became a full on exodus now. Dozens of shows drop away every month. Net flicks recently lost friends. The sense cocoa the star wars movies pulp fiction. The reason Karma Capitalism Karma. I like that idea up. Competition that is the answer the movie studios and networks that own these shows and movies are taking them back because they are launching their own streaming services Disney. Cbs HBO ESPN and B. C. Warner yet and if your net flicks you might be worried that this is going to be a death knell because all your stuff is going to disappear your increasingly like blockbuster video right. It's like real blockbuster. Video you're losing readings and a bunch of competing. Video stores are opening up next door. Richard Cooper is the research director at on Peer Analysis which specializes in media research. He's net flicks realized it was going to survive. It was going to have to make a big pivot. Changing really who? They are from a stream of other people's content to studio in their own right. Because how do you stop losing all of your content? Make some of your own content and that meant Netflix. Had To essentially become a movie studio and TV network and it had to do that fast because it is bleeding that content by lead to start building those assets as quickly as possible and they need to build substantial assets and what I mean by that is critically acclaimed film and TV content as well as popular film and TV. Content has been doing just that. They've made big budget. Lavish shows Oscar Bait type stuff. Like the Irishman and marriage story. Irishman was. Your favorite. Right has so so many feelings but it was so long anyway. Don't give me sidetracked on the Irishman. They also made marriage story the crown the series when they see S. They've got a big sci-fi film coming out starring Will Smith they're also cranking out popular crowd pleasers stranger things when Paul chose goop series queer eye cheer and tons of filler. Like dozens of romantic comedies. Many of which seemed to be about. Sassy independent women who marry princes has a whole genre. Netflix you've not seen fads not come across. But here's the thing about all of this content. It costs a lot of money to make. I mean a lot a lot. We've calculated spent just as ten billion dollars. I was pretty floored. Netflix has taken on more than ten billion dollars. Worth of debt to make all these shows. And here's the thing. Last year net flicks made less than two billion dollars in profit. So how is net flicks paying for all of this after all its main source of income is the monthly subscription fees and it has to keep those low because there is so much competition out there and if you think of all of those twelve alarm subscription fees thank you? Add Up But no they can't find him sort of this. Simply through subscription fees they have issued quarterly debt mainly through the the side of junk bonds junk bonds. It all comes back to junk bonds on this show really. It does nexus funding. It's movies with junk bonds. Stranger things junk bonds. The Cram Junk Bonds Stacy's favorite movie the Irishman junk bonds. It is like a house of cards. That was junk. Bonds to net flicks is literally become
Big Winners and Losers from the 2020 Academy Awards
"I'm Steve Futterman live at the Academy Awards in Hollywood and the Oscar goes to Oscar night history is made Paris side of south Korean film becomes the first foreign language film ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture when the announcement was made there was a huge cheer inside the Dolby theatre in the past a number of foreign language films have been Best Picture nominees till now had ever won with me here at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood method of fandango dot com Harry quite a memorable evening Steve it was a huge shake up I don't think anyone really expected this but the economy is showing that this was the most entertaining picture the you're in their opinion and it's a huge triumph for for those films with one inch tall barriers of subtitles now that's been shattered so film fans will explore new films from other languages that are entertaining and complex and challenging now then the acting awards those went pretty much as expected Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for joker Renee Zellweger Best Actress for Judy Brad Pitt best Supporting Actor for once upon a time in Hollywood and lower during the best supporting actress for merit story Elton John wins Best Original Song the big loser tonight the Irishman it had ten nominations and didn't want a thing
‘Parasite’ Becomes First South Korean Movie to Win Best International Film Oscar
"A big surprise at the ninety second Academy Awards our Jim group reports the south Korean film parasite has taken the top Oscar prize parasite is the winner of the Best Picture Oscar that was quite a surprise the south Korean film is the first ever foreign language film to win the academy's top honor and it upset over what many thought was the favorite nineteen seventeen and other films like once upon a time in Hollywood the Irishman marriage story joker little women Jo Jo rabbit and four verses Ferrari pericytes director bong joon ho also won the best directing Oscar Sunday night and it took the trophy for the best international phone Renee Zellweger won Best Actress for Judy Joaquin Phoenix got Best Actor for joker best supporting Oscar is went to Laura Dern and
Oscar nominations 2020: Full list of nominees including Joker, Little Women and Jojo Rabbit
"Films are vying for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards hired to paint houses yes yes all right I do I do an idea I also do my own carpentry Netflix's the Irishman and the streaming service by the way also has a second in the category marriages store okay you wish you had to marry me you wish you had a different life but this is what happened rounding out this category Ford versus Ferrari Jo Jo rabbit joker little women nineteen seventeen parasite and once upon a time in Hollywood what I think is little man with the big mouth and big chip in Hollywood I'm Jim rope Chinese American director Lulu wings movie the fare well won the top prize at the independent spirit awards for best feature film Adam Sandler was named Best Actor in uncut jams and Renee Zellweger took the Best Actress honor for Judy brothers Josh and Benny softy chosen best directors for uncut
Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List
"The nominated films for Best Picture are four verses Ferrari judge a rabbit the Irishman nineteen seventeen little women parasite once upon a time in Hollywood joker and marriage story so we've got nine nominees the Academy could've chosen up to ten and there's one film in our Best Picture nominees that's unlike any of the others and that's little women it's the only nominee directed by a woman and the only one fronted entirely by women the writer director is a critic or weak she loves little women by Louisa may Alcott in fact she was hired to write the screenplay for which she is nominated for Adapted Screenplay before she got the gig to direct the film but was really after her success with lady bird which was nominated for Best Picture and which she was nominated for directing not this time around that Sony asked her to direct little
Oscars 2020: Watch the Best Supporting Actress nominees
"Let's start with what will be the first award on Sunday night and that will be actress in a supporting role you gotta go through about ten others before you get to actor in a supporting role and then at the end of the show you'll get actor actress movie or what they call Best Picture and director so we'll start with actress in a supporting role Kathy Bates Richard Jewell Laura Dern marriage story Scarlett Johannson Jo Jo rabbit Florence pew little women Margot Robbie bomb shell share your first Laura Dern marriage story okay I'm gonna take Laura Dern merit story also Megan Scarlett Johannson judge a rabbit and Kay were put in an right there for Megan not for missed you know Margot Roby or Robbie in that bomb shelter that's about the fox news sex was no accusation paying it is Hollywood so you know you know but then again so was already one stain so actress in a leading role Megan your first simply a Revo Herriot Scarlett Johannson merry story Siri thrown in little women Charlie Sperrin bomb shell Renee Zellweger Judy I'm gonna go Renee Zellweger and Judy I'm gonna do the same thing same here all right so there's three of us all in accord actor in a supporting role charity Tom Hanks beautiful day in the neighborhood Anthony Hopkins to popes Al Pacino the Irishman Joe Pesci the Irishman Brad Pitt once upon a time in Hollywood Brad Pitt is going to continue his winning streak I'm gonna go the same okay you lost me on that what is under is winning streak dizzy on a winning streak yeah I think he won whatever last award show it was okay I thought you meant in as far as Academy Awards the only one can mean weren't you would think he would have by now yeah to give anyone just take his shirt off in a he's not in well you took off to and want maybe there's the thing they're going I go to brand also I think he would win it out right but Pacino okay she you're going to cancel each other out for starters yeah act actor in a leading role I'm Bonnie band banners painting glory Leo once upon a time Hollywood Adam driver marriage story Joaquin Phoenix joker Jonathan Pryce the two popes Megan boy that's that's a tough no that's a very easy one some how my mom I think I'm going to go with Joaquin Phoenix yeah well of course yards so is charities online didn't even need to ask lastly directing the Irishman Scorsese joker Todd Phillips nineteen seventeen Sam Mendes once upon a time in Hollywood Quentin and parasite bong joon ho cherry salmon does nineteen seventeen I'll take Sam Mendes nineteen seventeen Quentin Tarantino once upon a time in Hollywood once upon a time in Hollywood if Sam Mendes wins for directing that will be the biggest gap between two directing wins in Oscar history he won in two thousand for American beauty and here it is twenty years later in case you're wondering what the current record is it's a fifteen year gap actor Billy Wilder one for the lost weekend nineteen forty five any apartment in nineteen sixty and one other quick side no we were talking about those swag bags and people thinking that everybody gets one no it's just the twenty five nominees the five nominees in each of the five big categories you may have bought when we were revealed that earlier wow Scarlett's gonna get to because she's up for Best Actress and best supporting actress no one in case she just gets one I give her
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.
'Parasite' winning best picture would make movies richer
"So the nine best picture nominees are of Ford. Vive Ferrari affordably. Ferrari is Christian Bale and Matt Damon in the story of Ford trying to build a car to beat Ferrari in the lemond race The Irishman when is the Martin Scorsese Film. which is on Netflix? That you might have heard. It's three hours long. Gioja Rabbit is TYCO I. T's story about a World War Two to that is the one with the where he plays a an imaginary Hitler. If you've heard a joker of course Joaquin Phoenix as the comic book character. Sort of little women which is little women you know Little Women Louisa May alcott and book adapted by Greta. GERWIG marriage story which is Noah Baumbach. Big divorce film with Adam driver and also Scarlett Johansson nineteen seventeen which is about two young men in World War One cent. On a very dangerous mission started by Sam Mendez once upon a time in Hollywood Hollywood. Is Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's story about the Hollywood of the very late nineteen sixties and parasite which is Bongino Jin. Ho's Really Fascinating story about two families who come together in a very unexpected way Glenn Gimme a quick will win. Should win on best picture. I'd be happiest with parasite movie that just gets better and better. The more you think about it I'd be okay with little women or once upon a time like movies I'd be a little disappointed if it was Ford versus Ferrari for reasons you can hear more about in the full episode and if it is the joker I'll scream into a pillow Because I kinda hated that movie the oddsmakers have nineteen seventeen winning which is surprising to me. Because I like that movie but the best picture of the year really. It's Oscars sensitive from war movie and it's kind of a traditional Hollywood movie in some ways but then at the same time. It has the kind of showy element of having the you know. Made to look like one shot. I I will just go next and say I would pick parasite and you know. I'm going to stick with will win parasite because the last time. I had a tingling feeling that it was going to being upset. It was moonlight backed off at the last minute. So did the telecom. I robbed myself of an opportunity to look smarter than I am. So I'm going to say will win. Parasites should win parasite. I'm okay with nineteen seventeen. I think there is some lovely filmmaking there. I admire fire the accomplishment of it Bob. What do you think will win and should win? I think one thousand nine hundred will win because it's just everything seems to be driving that way it didn't start out that way. What's interesting sting is at the front runners? Initially were supposed to be Once upon a time in Hollywood and the two from from net flicks Irish marriage. I'm sorry Mayor Story and those have kind of disappeared from the conversation. I think it's safe to say none of those have a real strong shot anymore. I would love to see parasite win. Yeah Stephen Anything. I'm in somewhat of the same boat. I would be thrilled of parasite one I would be thrilled if a little women one. I love that movie so so much. I went on record in our resolutions and predictions show. I predicted addicted. That once upon a time in Hollywood was going to win best picture. It seemed like everything was coming together for The Oscars love movies about the magic of movie. Making it is is a movie about old Hollywood. You know who else is old Hollywood. Everyone who votes for the and so I felt so much like and also Quentin Tarantino. Not No he is an Oscars favourite but he typically get's nudged over two screenplay and then doesn't win best picture best director so I really felt like he had an enormous amount of momentum going going in but I agree that nine hundred seventeen seems to have kind of swooped in and picked it up and I. I really liked that movie a lot. I admire that movie a lot. I would be perfectly content content and satisfied to have it win best picture but this time next year it will take me thirty to forty five seconds to remember what won best picture unless it's parasite unless it's it's parasites will be talking about it for decades. Well I think I wrote about this a little bit if you subscribe to our newsletter which is at NPR dot org slash pop culture newsletter. I wrote about this last week but I do think there's a chance that will be parasite partly because the opening up of the best picture category. which originally was talked about as a way to bring? In kind of popular blockbusters that are also of quality. Got A lot of talk about the dark knight and things like that but it's actually done is bring in more smaller films and foreign right language films so eventually it's GonNa Happen. That one of them is GonNa win. Might as well be this one. I think it might be this year. I think people just like that movie. Yeah and the fact that the US preferential voting for this cat this particular story. COMP look it's way too complicated to get into here but basically what it means is if people liked parasite recite for example enough to what it number one number two or number three. It's got a better than average chance or second. Choices have a have a better than average less polarizing films. Do you better than the ones that everybody likes. Even if it's not their favorite
"irishman" Discussed on Behind The Screen
"Russell. He took a shine to me right away after a while. Oh he started giving me little things to do. You read a lot of things about me. I I just want to say I'm sorry and the what was it a good dad. I know that I know I was just trying to particularly his from what. See what I see what. I've been through editing often referred to as the final rewrite in that process. Were there any scenes. Where are you felt that you were explaining too much? And you removed them more scenes that were added or placed in a different spot. Surprisingly this film which is complex. Because you've going back and forth between an older the older characters and the younger versions of them and then intercut with that is a long drive to Detroit which nobody realizes them beginning is actually a doomed drive that the MAFI has already decided to kill Hoffa and the Deniro character doesn't know that he's just driving to Detroit and Inter cutting that. I was worried worried whether the audience would get lost but Marty was quite adamant he said No. It'll work and it does. I've interviewed people and ask them. Did words the confusing. No they went with it so because of the beautiful way the film had been thought out in the writing and then of course as he shot it. It came together incredibly quickly. We didn't have to struggle rewrite. We did rewrite the voice over a little but not a lot. We didn't have to drop scenes. We dropped some little. It'll scenes but not like in some movies. We've had to drop a law or restructure the film entirely. That was not the case here. It's interesting would you take us through. Cutting the scene during which frank is instructed to kill his friend Jimmy Hoffa and the tension that you build throughout that scene leading up to the act. Well two of my favorite scenes in the movie are what we call the salad scene. Where you see Joshi making salad and hinting hinting to Deniro? That that Jimmy Hoffa character is going to be killed which is absolutely devastating for Deniro because Hoffa is his best friend. Along with the Joe pesci character as well but that scene is just one of the most beautiful pieces is a filmmaking I've ever seen it's very simple and the languages oblique you know that which is the way the mafia they don't they never say you're going to kill somebody. They never say murder. This always very oblique. The language and Deniro's reaction I just think is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. So he is alerted that something terrible is going to happen. He doesn't know he has to do it yet. he lies awake at night trying thinking king of foaming Jimmy to warn him. But Joe PESCI had said to him just at the end of the scene. Don't call him beautiful performance on the outline then our My other favorite scene is the breakfast scene as we call it where it starts out with such banal line cornflakes or total then gradually Deniro begins to realise. From what jopacks. She in an oblique. Way is telling him that he's the person is going to have to kill his his best friend and his acting in. That movie is sensational. He doesn't move but you can feel on his face face everything he's going through and only at the end of the scene he sits back and there are tears in his eyes. I saw the daily is on the scene and I I was just stunned and I knew they shopped the end of the scene. I so I knew we had something really great. Then he goes into the plane. That's going to fly him to where he has to kill Hoffa and the look on Bob's face and that plane is something I've never seen. I can't even even describe it the pain. He is in the beautiful way he expressed with no words. Just a look on his face so those are my two favorite scenes in the movie. I just think they're stunning. And they're very simple because what's going on is so powerful and in the edit you kept the camera on him so that we all experienced that NC leasing them in the plane far longer than we should in ordinary pacing. Think of a movie because it was so powerful we just couldn't had it and also that happens earlier in the movie where the De Niro character has been and hired to blow up a laundry on. Then he's called on the carpet about it by Harvey Keitel and the editing and that scene is very slow oh because the deadly pauses in between the questions and the answers is what is making you understand. That Deniro realizes he's in big trouble. So normally you would have cut that scene faster but those pauses those deadly pauses and the lack lack of reinforcement. He's getting from Joe Pesci. Who's just watching him? And not interfering is that that was the style of the movie and for good reason reason but unusual very unusual. It's a very unique movie. You mentioned Anna Paquin your earlier and that dynamic between her character and her father father. Frank is so critical in the movie. Would you talk about shaping. UNA Packman said to Mardi. She wanted to be in the movie and she didn't care if she had any lines or anything as it turns out she has only seven words to say however they are so powerful and from the moment she enters the film i. She's the young girl. Lucy Galina who played her as a little girl is terrific as you see that. She is horrified by some violence. She sees her father carry Out and that's the beginning of her character being the moral voice that her father does not seem to recognize he needs to listen to which is why he ends up alone at the end of the movie so she was Wonderful Little Lucy really good and then Anna when she comes into the film you you see her and she registered like crazy. I don't know how that happened. But in the scene the powerful scene which her father comes back into the family after he is killed Hoffa and she knows she knows he did it. The rest of the family doesn't but she knows he did it and when he says I have to call Hoffa's wife and his wife says you haven't called her yet in which is very odd of in such a friendship. All she says Anna is why and BOB is brilliant. There he turns turns. That's why what. Why haven't you called? Joe That's the name of office wife. That's all she says but it is so powerful the way she does it and the look look on her face. Throughout is just perfect. She knows she knows and his struggling with trying to deal with. It is so beautiful the way he doesn't the look on his face and then the phone call with Hoffa's wife. I couldn't believe that one I thought. And there's a jump cut their which you normally are not supposed to do but the way the taken which Deniro. Here's her voice on the phone. She says hello his reaction to that and the way he lives the phone up to his ear was so perfect and then the take where he actually carries out the whole conversation. I'm with her. which is heartbreaking was from another take and we tried to morph it? We can do that sometimes. We can make it look as if there isn't a cut but we finally they gave up and Marty said just leave it as a jump cut so we did quite a few jump cuts in this movie. which is for the brutality of the world of the Mafia is not necessarily wrong? I think you mentioned film preservation earlier which so important to Mardi N. T. you and I know personally you've been preserving the film's have fewer husband. Michael Powell Would you tell us about your initiative. Well Marty was the person who founded the film foundation which was founded to restore films because the studios were not doing enough restoration themselves and it can cost a lot of money for a very expensive color technicolor or film for example. And he's been able to raise this money. I don't know how he does it but he does. And they've the film. Foundation has restored a tremendous number of films because three of the really big ones that were necessary to restore they had mold on the negative and it was really urgent happened to be my husband's films that he made with his great partner pressburger. I got involved heavily in the actual shot by shot. Restoration ratio of the movies not removing the mold and the scratches and the bad splices and but in the color timing of them and that that was a great joy to watch film that has been seen in not very good prince for a long time to create digitally it can only be done digitally a vibrant wonderful resurrection of what it looked like in technicolor at the time was just a joy so it's very arduous work but I was always working with great people net price on regular Boesky at Warner Brothers helping to guide me and for me to learn how to make this stuff come back so it's become a great passion of mine and we've been able to restore several more films aside from the three great technicolor ones and we'll just keep on doing it. I hope and those titles are the three technicolor restorations. Were first of all the red shoes. which is a film Tom? That is so important to score. Says he says it's in his DNA. He learned so much about how to make movies from that film. And then we restored the life and death of Colonel Blimp a magnificent film and then the tales of Hoffmann based on the opera but a very revolutionary version of it. And now we've just restored stored one of the favorites of the fans of Palim pressburger. I know where I'm going a black and white film about Scotland and it's most romantic of the film's Pollen Pressburger made and we've just finished restoring that and then bluebirds castle which is based on the Bar Talk Opera again made for twenty five cents. When my husband's career had been ruined and by the movie peeping Tom and he couldn't make movies anymore in England and somehow ten or fifteen years later his his art directors actors who was Germans had come to Germany? We have money to make blue beard's castle and they had no money to students to help them and so they it's unbelievable what they did with plastic styrofoam and with nothing. It's very very powerful. So we've just finished that one to do you feel like everyone in Hollywood understands stands the urgent need to restore film history. And what do you think still needs to be done not. Unfortunately I think it's getting worse. The Fox library has been acquired by Disney. And they're not restoring anything from that anymore. Fox had a wonderful group of people restoring their films with the help of the film film foundation. Mardi has for many years appeal to the studio heads to please look at their libraries and restore these great works. BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA lose them if they don't and it's unfortunately it's it's not well enough understood how very essential this is plus US digitally. We also have to remember. We are restoring these films digitally because we can do so much we can take a shrunken. SPROCKET rocket hole and make it possible for that piece of film to run through a machine. We can do all kinds of incredible things with color on repairing boring things but digital is not stable. Either so you have to ever five years. Transfer the restoration to another medium or for to at least another copy of it because digital absolutely just suddenly vanishes. That's there have been reports of that happening in pure appear than five years in some cases Harry Potter. The an early Harry Potter Film. Now they have backups for it but the original negative you know the original digital is vanishing now. Most people don't understand this and there's going to be a big black hole. I think in our history anyway your your personal photographs. Your tax returns Every which everyone would like to disappear. I'm sure but that is all possibly just gonNa Vanish one day. And it's pretty scary. Now I mean and there are people at Texas instruments who started telling us about this long ago right but most people thought Oh digital fine. Yeah no problem. No you have to be personally responsible for anything. That you have scanned or digitized of your own personal records for example to say nothing of what you do with your work but you have to be responsible to constantly monitor and transfer it every five years to to make sure you don't lose it and the example used east was Harry Potter which is a big film where there is backup and estadio behind it but there are so many independent films that perhaps that might not have happened..
"irishman" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"I was completely uh-huh look get your sound effect ready because mind was blown so there it is it is wrong man. This is a masterpiece. This absolutely fantastic. It's actually one of my favorite. I would say it is for me. Top Tier Scorsese Film. I think it's absolutely amazing. MAZING especially considering at post post office because I was making a lot of kind of political and social and economic connections that we can get into but I also thought there were some really interesting religious themes I drink it might even be sort of like personal reflective manifesto of Scorsese reminiscing about coming to grips swith mortality in his own life There's some really interesting things about empires rising and falling in these great leaders strongmen who seemed to be on top of the world but then everybody he kind of dies you all end up in the same place. So there's some really kind of meditative and lovely themes to address and then I think the acting was terrific. Yeah the aging makeup stuff was Kinda funky weird but Nevertheless honestly across the board. I think this is absolutely fantastic and I really wanna read this film in conjunction with Wolf of Wall Street because I think what Wolf of Wall Street is for the age of financial sation. This film is for the age of like Fordism The age prior pre Reagan. This is like the pre Reagan Wolf of wall all street or we could inversely say that wolf of Wall Street is like post. `financialisation post neoliberalism Irishman. I think there's a really interesting conjunction. The no one's having fun in the Irishman and they're all getting killed. No they're having so much fun. That's the whole point. Look at all they do is celebrate each other. They have these meetings where they're embracing their power. They talk about how great each other are and they're just trying to achieve power. It's they're different. Of course they're not the same thing they're not mirror images of one another but they are kind of like distorted images of similar tendencies. But what happens when you're in a different socioeconomic framework so you still have organized crime and Wolf of Wall Street. It's just just a little bit more legitimate and it takes place in the age of like finance and those mechanisms that lead to financial crises. I think that's that's really excited to have you on the podcast. Ask today because I think there's there. Is this sort of feeling that there's something else was a lot more to read into. Of course we want to get into the religious reading. We're talking about Scorsese. There's obviously the prisoners like the Redemption Angle. Well I'm very curious. I think dissect quick Segue to me what I watched it with jared at the Egyptian. I had a really good time to me. My first re first until I did cry there was a moment there. I cried and cried the second time around but it was a moment I think around the daughter saying look. You KINDA fucked up I think it was that maybe him like shopping for his own Tombstone and stuff and her ten words that she said in the movie. Yeah other word. Not Not Peggy. Yeah yeah his other daughter. Who's like look you couldn't come to you? You know what you you would do. I thought wow these guys are all top of their game like yes. Scorsese such a craftsman able to do his thing like he did. He knows how to make a fucking movie from the first few scenes. Your I just moments. You're like I'm already and the music perfect some great. And then you got these actors who are just like this is a this. Ain't no thing for them to just step right up and just do a great job so I told you I was like. Wow these are all these guys like just top of their game. It's awesome it's like I don't know I don't I don't think they're top of the game. I think they're they're like well past their prime. There's no it's not nearly as fun is wolf of Wall Street. They're they're like living the big life but like Ryan said there's actually no excess. There's actually no you don't see them enjoying their money. You don't see them really doing anything collecting electing wallets for a envelopes full of cash. Stacking it in the glove compartment an. It's like the end of what we see so Yeah that's that's that's like the morose element lament comes into it right because he constantly. How does he describe everyone? He puts titles up on the screen. And it's like this person was shot person died so so continue A. Ah No so that. It's it's all filtered. No no it's so. It's like all filtered through death in the end right. That's why I think it's like a distorted version. They're not they're not mirror images like I said again but there's there's a really interesting way to read them and I think it's because post Reagan. Economics is more excessive right it just is like the time of Wolf of Wall Street guys doing blow and hooking up with strippers and shit like that like that's kind of the caricature of it right but this is more like serious. You might might die organized. Labor battling against the corporation. So it's like it's almost. It's less excessive on purpose and then it filter that all through a man who's a director turn slash creator storyteller on death. I'm so glad you brought that up. I'm very pumped into that. It totally is I totally I agree with what. You're saying Austin except I feel like it's less about the filter through death you know. He's he's but I think that he's really trying to comment more on his his mafia mafia movies like Goodfellas casino because Wall Street. They're not organized crime. That's not even the same ballpark. You know I know you can make the point of its legal organized crime or whatever in a but all I'm saying is that Is Is that this is a lot like Domus Schumacher. The editor of his longtime editor. She basically was an in an interview in similar Goodfellas and Casino. You know he wanted you at the end of those movies. Do not want to be a gangster and realize how much You know this. How much much death and suffering this lifestyle leads but everyone was having so much fun during the movie In goodfellas that people wanna be gangsters whereas an Irishman he definitely was going out of with his way to make a gangster movie about the real life suffering and re- repercussions of this lifestyle and Tonio. It's not fun it's like you're seeing you. You are people having a little. It'll fund like the restaurants and wining and dining but then immediately it's You see the title card when they die how they died. It's horrific literally only scenes. Not Going to be fun for them. uh-huh yeah it's only like the non glamorous parts of of the of the lifestyle well before we move on in case you don't remember the three and a half hour movie it's going to give you a really quick blurb alert what the movie was about quick recap and move on to the show so an elderly frank. The Irishman Sheeran reflects on his life as a working stiff truck driver. Who after some criminal dabbling is saved from jail by his lawyer? Bill Bufalino shearn promptly falls in with the Bufalino crime family held by the head Thug Russell who he starts working bore and murdering for eventually Felino introduces sheer into teamsters union leader and underworld liaison Jimmy Hoffa who shearn becomes bodyguard and friend to under under a Kennedy Presidency. HOFFA's crimes catch up with him and he sent to jail the teamsters struggle in his absence upon being pardoned by Nixon Hoffa sets out to regain in his power and become president of the teamsters again while finding himself at odds with the crime. Family's Sheeran warns Hoffa that he's lost favor with the underworld but Hoffa insists that he he has too much dirt on everyone to be worried. Come nineteen seventy five shearn and Russell are on their way to bills daughter's wedding when she learns he's been assigned now to kill Hoffa Autho reluctantly Sheeran sets Hoffa up shoots him and has him sent off to a crematorium all in time to make it to the wedding in Detroit harsh after for awhile. Sheeran and Co are charged and convicted of unrelated crimes and sent to jail. 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"irishman" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Is acting so what was the most valuable take way of because it does seem from everything I've ever read or heard that the actors studio was it remains a place that you're very fond of your. I think you're part of the leadership today. Oh Yeah I love it there. I mean it's it's a place for actors who don't have anything by that you go go there and like my grandmother could audition for the there is no there is no you know everybody could go and decide up and if if you have usually they call you back a few times and then lease at Lee Strasberg would see you. Can you imagine. It's free as totally free. I mean where. Where is that? Did I mean this is culturally Yeah so it's a beacon and I and I know I felt very high made friends friends. Is there got into plays. And then you know it's sitting there all of a sudden Marilyn Monroe sitting there I know you're you're seeing Rod Steiger in in the old days. Paul Newman. Paul Newman used to give classes. They moderate they called moderating they had three. I'm going to go on about the student I don't mean to. Let's usually somebody wants you know that's very boring when you go on about it but I think it it isn't real and I just want to explain that they had had three. They had the acting unit night they had the directors unit they call them units and they had the playwrights unit so so they on different days. The acting unit was always Tuesday mornings at eleven and Friday Mornings at eleven and what would happen sometimes directors who are at the at the at the place at the actors studio would see you in something a scene from and they would say I'm doing this play okay and so it was so integral and it was so active it was it was a wonderful place to be and sometimes they'd have special evenings with some of because it operates it's strictly on On on benefits and stuff it sits and then you'd have a special evening where people would come and just to see what we're doing the kind of work we're doing so I was there a lot made made associations friends there and there was a group and then Charlie Raleigh and I would and Martin Sheen who Martin Sheen and I worked backstage at the Living Theatre. Okay I I think that's notes but we should say that that that because the actors studio it's not like you go there and you don't have to earn a living elsewhere. You were doing a lot of other we hang. Well when you're young and you're alone you know eat a little bit. Well let's say Shit so you real thin right well but one of the other things so you were doing. I believe was working as a superintendent of an apartment building I heard about right. That happened recently. Did you hear about it. What are you talking? Guy Was was a book and he was the landlord of that building. Really sort of disturbed him in some way. Because I you you know I. I wasn't a very good superintendent. There's a story goes is. He said he said I wasn't very good in the in the book. I believe I believe I didn't read the book. I'm not aware of it. No I try what anyone says about me is none of my business is what my but he he he he met this this he said this thing about how I wasn't a very good super emit and that I did do this which I thought was it but I was doing it as a joke but I had for some reason in my poor condition whatever I had eight by ten glossy shot of me in kind of act oppose. I took it and put it on the door. My apartment apartment door only heaped it up there with with BANDAIDS and put under it super. It should around waiting for some you know. Knock out girl to knock on the door mom in well I guess instead of a knockout you did. You did get an OCTO. which was Israel Horovitz? Right this is the beginning this guy. That's living in the building. You're the superintendent there. He he writes a one act play. which was the Charlie's wife? Yeah Penny Alan was a great actress. who was in my looking for Richard if you've seen it I'm looking for Richard and she plays the Queen and that's a great actress? She's passed on and I remember. She was so happy that I had a place to stay. 'cause I was sleeping on flaws. I was sleeping theaters. I was being wherever I could get a hard floor. That can I needed a pillow on. She would wash the floors in the in the in the superintendent and the building and I never did what I was supposed to do really and the landlord you know had this thing and I you know. I don't know he'd like me for some reason I don't know why why he hired. I was inept. I didn't put anything together. I have this great guy. Young guides guides super. I don't know if he was a great guy but he was guy and he was older and he would come into some of the workforce so that was really nice of him and he had a family and the a lot of adventures there. Which I tell you I? There's no time for it but there was a lot adventures in that building is super. Believe me when I but I guess that he didn't know about in connecting the dots though. I think the key thing was is that you get from a resident. There writes this one act play. Yeah the is sort of period. We all have these periods in our life. Where you think you're not gonNA come out out of this ever right and I got lucky because I was working Penny Allen got this Guy Tulio zone director who's directing children's theatre and I would do a lot? The children in the village I did. That's how weekends we. I'd make money diva and also in the cafes. We had theater there all the time and we do sixteen gene shows a week and you pass and that's how eight and so I was in this children's theatre adventures of Hijab on the forget. It and I played a prince who was who is Turned into a prince who was a frog and he wanted to be a frog again because his girl was a frog. But it was funny and I would get a lot of these comedians from the Bush wash belt we would ad Lib and it so got to be a hit and we would do that and Tulio guzzled directed it and he had this play gave me the play and something something else I learned because you never know apart. That's right for you so I was. I read this play and I thought thought he wanted me for the other point. We're talking about any wants. Wants to Brown who young punks. The other one ends up being John Khazal. Yes who yes you. Even I think new already right. Well I love John Chris out because I used to work with him at standard oil. We were messages there and we all used to hang this little room three or four of us. Teenagers House teenager. Yeah and then they go around with. I don't know what we were doing. I never knew what I was doing. I just never did I did things. I don't know how they kept me. I was in shoe to Russia work but mainly Messenger. which is my favorite job? And if I wasn't working as an actor I'd probably be doing it today. Right and a lot of walking gain right but Jonah Salvos there with that and then when I went to province town because Indian wants the Bronx was going to be done. The province town little capita act act for it was gold and we went up there and did province town but it was a great thing this play but he wanted me for the other apart and this is the part that sort of exploded in my life you win and Obi and I think it was in the course of doing that. Show that that you caught the attention of Marty Brennaman. Yeah I was doing the show at a place across the street. Forget the theater of the across the street from the public. What if you know where the public theaters downtown? Yeah we were doing the play add. It was a hit and what happened is Faye dunaway. Came One night right who I didn't know at all. And she was very big star at that time with Bonnie and Clyde and everything and she saw it and unbeknownst to me she you obviously went uptown to her agent and to Marty Brennaman and said go down and see this kid so he came down to you. See me. That's how it happens. And he obviously became your champion. We should say produce Serpico Dog Day afternoon scarface of love and Carlito's way and we'll have more talk about about him but he was great. He's the reason I'm here now so as you know. It is reason I'm here. Well Kay Francis Coppola to uh-huh before there was the godfather there was panic and Neil Park that you have before you were again. Well in in this case you're a heroin junkie and a dealer and it's too again. The DOTS are. It's amazing how things all connect. Because the director Jerry Schatzberg I think was dating Faye Dunaway at the time right right there was something about that. Is that how I mean. I guess it was really Mardi that brought you to D- came. I wish she was dating. When I don't know brass ye saw me I I? I don't know if she was Jerry. Maybe she was with Jerry but yeah and so in this case again a junkie a dealer and at a time when. I think you've said your closest friends had died because of quite a few of my closest me more than two. Yeah Yeah South Bronx. We was rampant. They died they died at very young ages. They were shooting at fourteen. That's the way it was the way. Now I think and you sort of I mean 'cause 'cause obviously Coppola and people who came to shortly thereafter for the Godfather didn't come out of nowhere a lot. A lot of it came out of the panic in Needle Park. That you you've got a great response would happen is Francis saw me in my Broadway debut by the way to Broadway debut I had was. How does a tiger wear a necktie and does it tell you where neckties was playing in the Oh my God holy smokes my Broadway way debut. I forgot the name of the come on now. You know why I'm even saying this because the Irishman's playing they're no good was the name of the theater the Irishman's play laugh. Thank you this is why we ah but there it is. It's the Balasko and that's what I was playing fifty years ago. Does the title. And and there was Francis Audience. I didn't know he was this young guy you know. And apparently he called me sent me a script. You know a love story who I played a college professor who falls in love with the student and it was very surreal and it. Didn't I always wonderful beautiful. He's really really beautiful writer Francis. He did patent among other things. Gatsby and so I I liked the script and of course he took me I San Francisco where they everybody was the Spielberg Wollen. XOCHIMILCO see all of them together and I thought they would kind of tech the files you know I thought why you are these people coming from New York and the theatre and all which they came from believe it or not then now he got to know me for five days and he wanted me me to play this professor and of course the studio saw me and said what.
"irishman" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Pacino the album so so much for the. It's great to have you thank you for doing this here. We always begin on this podcast with just a few basics. Where were you born and raised in? What did your parents do for a living? I was born in Manhattan actually and Hospital Misericordia Hospital and I was a forceps baby that means anything anyone hard to come out uh-huh but here I am and you're and I and my mother did odd jobs. I was My Dad it was in the army and then they were separated divorced when I was just a baby couple of things about my dad is a youngster as I got older. I SAMA couple of times but he was married five times. CLA beat a little bit but I I remember seeing him once he was divorced. My mother's story because I was about three or maybe two because because I called him Dada I remember that. I don't know if when you stop calling you father dod so I might have been three to was up in the balcony. The movie movie house called the Dover in the South Bronx because my mother and I had moved with my grandmother and grandfather in the South Bronx. Yeah I loved and We in the Movie House and my dad came in. May I recognized him so I must've known him a little bit because I shouted out data at my mother said Sh sh apparently she. That was a whole other thing. Well the fact that the fact that you were in a movie house at that Young Age forty leads into the next question. That's a good segue. That's very I heard this before we you know it's funny because I I I I did. My mother used to send me to not send me but she took me to the movies because she worked during the day and at night she brought me to the movies always as much as she she could and I I would go home the next today. I was an only child so I had The whole movie in My head home so it act out all the parts. Well I was reading. You did that with the movie. That won the Oscar. When you were five? The lost weekend a drunk hiding his booze. That was a something that would have been fun to see a kid doing I I yeah I read that you had some that. Were hard of hearing you entertain them. I read about a seagull production. That came through the Bronx. That was influential monsoon soon. The one that I wonder if you can talk about because this one to me seems maybe the key moment that obviously there was some interest in acting but this was the defining moment who was Blanche Lynch Rothstein Plant Trough. Steam was my eighth grade drama teacher and I was I I was in school and the plays she Visited my grandmother. We lived in a tenement in the Bronx and it was like five stories. Hi and Blanche Rothstein climb the five story soon and went in and had coffee in the kitchen. We only had three rooms uh-huh and she had coffee with my grandmother and I didn't couldn't figure it out. But she encouraged my grandmother her to encourage me to act that she saw in me a future. Enacting must have been about. I guess ten well let that was like eighth grade so maybe fifteen or something a little older but the little too old for that but the thing that she had been impressed by red did was you would do sort of Biblical recitation. Was She would give me the Bible to read an assembly and I would take it and you know. Ham ended up every time. Every chance I get I will hammer so I ended up for a while I did go to a high school of Performing Arts. Which I'm sure you've got? Yeah that was that we're result of blacks Rossier. Your parents said Yeah. I my your the mother you know how it is. They didn't get what I did. I don't know I was telling somebody the other day because I always tell my kids you know how are you. Are you feeling what's what what happened today. How I never I was never asked a question? Okay my entire life. I mean if they came up to me my mother my grandfather is someone came up feeling. I would really get something wrong. I did something I'm going to get. It is this was not not a thing but I did in performing arts. We used to do. We used to act and it was very interesting. School Fourteen fifteen. I wasn't really when I was fourteen. I was closer to twelve. You know cognitively so then I did a thing where I was pretending to be home. What do you do in your room at night? Eight well since we had three rooms seven of us in there. I didn't have my own Dum da so I pretended to have my own room. And I and I was reading my autograph book so I was really having a difficult time understanding this method stuff to Stanislavsky system you you know I thought what is this at the high school the performance I was it was little. You know little premature but they were and I don't want to wrap them at all. Because there's a good school now and I you know I was on forty sixth between a Broadway and sixth avenue and it was really a great place to be. That's where they did the film fame. Yes so I remember pretending that I do this at night. They never did. I go out with my friends on the street. They've calling up. Hey go we've got some grass. They say here so I I really. I'm reading this thing and I'm thinking what am I doing everything I'm doing understand I'm pretending making bigger than it should. Oh I'm listening to music you can. I'm doing all kinds of Hammy hammy stuff and I could see the the teachers just shaking your head going and some of the kids in the class laughing giggling little bit and I'm going to my ham stuff and I opened the book and I'm I'm reading it and I started reading it and all of a sudden I stopped and I started going back to teach you got up screaming. Stop Stop what funds teacher and the teacher turned to the classes last and said what was he going to do and they all said he was going to rip up the page and I was. Yeah that was it. I mean from that point on I couldn't act again was always looking in my life but I'm GonNa do this method. I'm still thinking so I so to me off about five ten years but she had that moment and she was very encouraging that called. My my mother has my mother come to the school. My mother was used to going to school because I was always in trouble. Now I was being appraised. Yeah Yeah so why then at sixteen. Let me list the few things that happened around. Then you drop out of school you go and work work a whole bunch of odd jobs right and if what I've heard is correct even were there times where you were on this. Yeah what was it was a great life. I loved it retrospect. You look back. It's always great. And so I I remember I. It was so enamored with the village was Greenwich Village in in New York at that period was the sixties and everything was happening at that time and of course we never went up to. I didn't even know what Broadway was. It was all about what was happening downtown And there was just this whole. How all these cafe theaters like Paris and the turn of the century and so it was full of life living theatre the poets everything really so I somehow got into those groups and then I met my dear beloved friend and Mentor Charlie Lawton not the one for mutiny on the bounty? He also was acting peaches Charles Lot. Yes but my guy was Charlie Lawton my a poet and A great acting teacher who actually educated me plot part of our groups his class Martin Sheen was in our class. This was at the Living Berghof student and he just sort of took particular interest in you. At a time I took a particular site he was he was great. He had a wife and kid and it was a little family. There and my mother had passed passed away and a young age within a year. Your mother and your grandfather to Barron figures in your life and so he sort of became that he sort of did. Yeah but but you know I think a lot of males maybe females too. ooh I don't know but the divorced family seek father imaging as they go on in life and I found that I I did I had charlie then I got to know Marty Bregman. Yep what coming to him. Yeah Yeah it's great and Charlie was Introduced me to all kinds of things. Awesome all the literature and because I was uneducated still I am but I read books. What's what's what's interesting to me? Is that the actors studio which was at forty fourth and tenth. This was a legendary place in your mind long before you even wound up there. You applied the first time I think in nineteen sixty three rejected four years later right you play again and that's when you start and just to set the Seen again you're they're starting at the same time I think is as Dustin Hoffman. Is that your La. Kazan is teaching there yet. Kazan unleashed Jasper. Harrow clue how the place it was coming out of the group theater and so now the method which is what was coming out of there is suddenly more interesting to you than it was at the high school arts. Actually not I I just I just found it to be. You know I always believed the venture if you work enough experienced enough you you find a way of doing it. Although I believe that in some of it it's what an actor relates. Are there any the actors in this. Good.
"irishman" Discussed on Behind The Screen
"Doc Frank Sheeran right. Yeah you said Under contract management can only fire driver on very specific charges. So I'm Debbie showplace moving violations. You drink on the job give it hit anybody you on a job yeah. I don't think so all right then. We'll have nothing to worry about today. We're at industrial austrial. Light and Magic to me but the Irishman's visual effects supervisor Pablo Helman Martin. Scorsese's the Irishman has generated considerable attention for the aging of actors. There's Robert Deniro Al Pacino Joe PESCI enabling the actors to play their characters over several decades and Hellman is here to give us a deep dive. In Thailand's newly developed VALLA process. Hellman is a two time Oscar nominee for two thousand five's wore the world's in two thousand and two star wars to attack of clones. His credits also would jar char- head Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Martin Scorsese's silence. I'm Caroline Georgina. Welcome to the Hollywood reporter's Blindscreen UH PABLO..
"irishman" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Let's go ahead and get into. Everybody's been talking about the Irishman. Yeah well actually. People stop talking about the Irishman to talk about Marlon where they're cinema not. I think people you've got more Scorcese made a movie that's true. Yeah says it's like that actually probably helped him in the news more. I think people actually thought he made a movie called Marvel's not sending. Hey Man with a movie coming out of double feature hurt his long now with this. Move the Irishman Lee. This this might be you know. I don't mean any disrespect to the young people. I think you guys are highly intelligent. A lot of you love history history. Buff yourself how but some of you out there. You probably don't know who Jimmy Hoffa is. You know you hear Jimmy Hopping. Oh is that that. New Rep that mix tape. Well he's going to be a coachella next. Jimmy Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa you know. What if you have heard Jimmy Hoffa? A lot of young people have not even a movie says a lot of people have not say they make a point. So yeah you you you kids. You don't know who Jimmy Hoffy is and really. Does anybody really know who. Jimmy Hoffy is at a certain point because the dude went missing and that was like my generation come up and before that maybe even a little bit afterwards big joke with people. Where where's Jimmy Hoffa hotline for Law? Something people say you know what by Jimmy Hoffa before we find McKee's whatever it is. Kim a joke. Yeah became a joke whereas Jimmy Hoffa allow people are looking but if you haven't found him yet and this was mixed up in some shady shady things he's dead. Do we need a bumper sticker whereas Jimmy Hoffa was the punchline. Yeah we know that has that. Nobody I really wanted to say but you know Jimmy Hoffa well while he was right up there with the likes of Amelia. EARHART R D B Cooper. Now kids are talking about. Who Was it was right up there with things like bigfoot? Oh okay we know bigfoot. Yeah no no he was. Jimmy Hoffa was one of the biggest mysteries in the world along with lockneys monster and bigfoot. Pretty much any real historical biggest things that exist you you know People speculate what might happen to Jimmy Hoffa now in case you don't know who Jimmy Hoffa 'cause you're history buff smart young man over here but for for those who are not as smart as Jimmy Hoffa. Jimmy Apple was a union leader Labor Union leader President and the president sitting. Yeah he was He served as president of the now. This sounds like this sounds like some illumination but this was this before we got the mystery. Jimmy Hoffa this was actually a legit thing. He was the president of the International Brotherhood of teamsters. And he did that from nineteen fifty seven to nine hundred seventy one. I'm sure he would have continued the job. Had he not been murdered. Allegedly he also had the the thing with this whole deal. Missing is that deep ties with the Mafia. Yeah deep with the mob but my boys over and and a lot of people say that well it was the mob that contributed to a lot of corruption eruption in this union even though Jimmy came across as a man the people he's a little bit corrupt himself in with some time for Frauds and thank you for the subscription them away away and they say that look. It's not Mr the do was in with the mob ran his mouth too much and so they killed the do. Yeah I had a hot headed. Hi It's always a problem this become into 'cause you say all right so you know. The movie called Jimmy. Hoffa are all bhave anything like that. It's called the Irish. We know where we're this Irish dude. Who is this mysterious Irishman? Well that's where we get into the Irishman Irishman Gentleman. By the name of Frank. Shearman play play by Robert De Niro here. Frank was just a modest meat delivery. Dude that's right yeah. He just drove a truck delivering meat. Carcasses Day everybody out there the butcher shops and and whatnot get the stakes and sit and frank ended up you know. It was almost like fate. He ended up running into one. The biggest mob figures out there gun. Gunning Russell Buffalo other is looking at he. He like a bullfrog illegally. Rip play by play by Joe Patchy come my retirement coming out of retirement now. I like the way delicious looking to do that do that. One Lazy US should appreciate play. At least I did no work at home but Frank Ross's Pez with with this this is mobster. WHO's run all Philly in the Get to know each other as they say he takes a shine to me. It's not long before it is delivering stakes are still sticks for the mob. They enjoy what he's about in and they say you know what you you deliver stakes real well you you. You do a good job delivering meat. You want what you turn people into meat. That's how it works. You know doing a good delivery guy you know when we think about murdered and then they haven't doing hits is only time doing hits very very well and He's a rising among the ranks himself even though he's not Talian and then that's where we get to him. Some people say he was was so close to Hoffy. Befriends Jimmy half they you know they come very close in. They say that closeness that actually lead to the demise of Jimmy Hoffa is always. So you know it's always who you know that's the mob game man. That's the one place you don't want. No for instance strangers and enemies actually worse. Yeah okay if this was too much to visit three and a half hour movie I notice a lot to take in. If that's too much to take in what you can always read the book that is based on our. I heard you paint houses by Charles Brand are people at this man. This is two hundred nineteen people. I don't I don't read well if you don't read then lucky for you is now a major Andrew motion picture on netflixing. If you have the time you can sit down and watch it in West. They had the time because as we keep pressing it is three and a half hours always. Is it worth it. Ain't as Martin Scorsese Right S.. Again a legend he makes nothing but good movies of course cinema center. He makes cinema not like the other guy them fake ass superheroes not like those amusement parks on screen. They don't count those rides. We'll let you know so if this is worth it not after we watched the trailer and then we'll be back for review.
"irishman" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"He he shows was the main character doing that kind of like talk like you inspiring other people to be like him and the panel that it's not Scorsese's job as the artists to tell us that we should be disgusted. Right Right E- showing us how this guy came out clean on the other side and shouldn't that infuriate us right. Exactly that's the thing is we we. Should you know we. We never take enough responsibility as an artist or as an audience. Pardon me and the artist should only present things as they are With a grain of truth to them and then it's up to us is to have a reaction absolutely and so I feel like with Goodfellas. He well he was showing us from Henry Hills perspective and in a way Irishman was is even less artistically sound in the sense that he was giving us more breadcrumbs to how we should feel right it was. He was taking freedoms away using strong language to illustrate a point. They respect demand immensely. He's a great artist farmers using strong words to describe it properly. But basically he was taking away breadcrumbs for us to arrive at the destination. The life of crime is hollow empty and meaningless. And that the you know they think they're getting away with something by not paying taxes or being able to fix things or having this you know this power and it's just this big mass Tori bullshit thing until they fucking die like everyone else and it's not special and so yeah. The Irishman is basically less creatively. Sound away or less artistically sound his earlier films which you could argue glamorizing it so have that twist your brain for oil twisting it around Well I'm going to stay in TV for my next piece. which are last couple pieces were? This is just the whole genre of the recent explosion of true crime I think that this is my next piece will also deal with this as well. It's like a perfect time for a movie on Jimmy Hoffa because People are just obsessed with just digging deep into these these crazy crazy stories. He's crazy true-life crime stories and it's so big on television right now and I think that that that that excitement around that genre is something that made this a good time first Cortesi to go and look at that guy's life you know. Yeah it makes a watchable. I mean why. Why people you you know love serial killers one time? I went over to a girl's house. And she had a book of serial killers on her coffee table and I was like. I don't know if I should be with womanly concerning. And that's the thing that like but we all have those kind of sick fascination with that kind of stuff and I think especially with the the the mugginess around how far this wint- with Hoffa and the presidency and the assassination of JFK and how the mob was instrumental in that in the Bay of Pigs. And this'll Matt and the movie very cleverly sidesteps exactly weekly what happened sure while also being very meticulous in its information. Yeah so women to be again. That's that's the master of this type of filmmaker. Like were you when you ask. What's the difference between Uh Scorsese in like some new director? Kind of just getting his feet wet or her feet wet. And it's like the confidence to navigate a complicated story with such clarity. There's there's a lot of confidence in display in this. I think so. Yeah absolutely whether you love it or not I mean it's it's I mean. This is a film you know. This is a film great this. This is a great film. In a lot of abstract academic ways. It doesn't connect does a hit on all the levels emotionally. Is that as good as it could have been. There's all kinds of weird questions that are subjective and but yeah it's still a great masterful piece of material. Everyone involved is at their top. Top of their game. Brings me puzzle piece sure which is kind of I'm going to connect to do. Okay added to keep time time-sensitive JFK by Oliver Stone sure and Hoffa with Jack Nicholson endangered a veto. Of course Emma put those in as a companion to your puzzle. Piece she has there was kind of a boom in the nineties of like courtroom dramas of recent history films. I think because Oliver Stone was really hot and he started this. You know he did the Great Nixon with an Anthony Hopkins which is like a four hour. Uh but I like I can't take my eyes off of it so brilliant and terrible all at once but JFK in particular because of rewriting of history or basically making a movie based on assumptions sure JFK is a bunch of worship. And it's so good though right. I'm not a big. It's so good. I'm not a big oliver stone like a Fan Dan. I think he's a real hit and miss type director when he was great he was great and I think he has kind of a kitchen sink. Approach that Scorsese doesn't have you know I think that's cor sese especially now in. The Irishman is much more reserved. As we've said and and controlled yeah but JFK and Hoffer. These big sprawling complicated needed historical movies that were made basically on people's obsessions more than they were made. On fact right the Irishman shares. That absolutely absolutely I I think. Yeah I hadn't really thought of JFK. Going into it. But I mean it makes so much sense everything you're saying it's kind of perfect. Yeah like identical movies really. Yeah I mean that's the thing is it's one of those things like I really doubt highly. That Scorsese sat down and watched JFK before getting in pre production movie. But it goes into it goes into our brains especially for someone who watches so many films crusade. Does he still such an active participant as a viewer. Yeah and I think that Oliver Stone is very responsive for is responsible for changing the landscape of what we expect of out of our true crime or historical. Fictions like I think Oliver Stone is heavy handed on the fiction side more than he is historical side sure and his movies are really more about him. In the history there watch Oliver Stone films films and they're very myopic their obsessions. He's burning himself to the ground with his passions and those who are really about more so than historical. You know thing that he's he's interested in at that given moment very naked in that way I think Scorsese again another similarity with these movies is that the Irishman is very naked. It feels feels. Like Scorsese is saying something to us. They're more than he is disappearing into the movie interesting. I like it well I am going to go with a piece. That is not a movie but it again talks to. I felt like this was the right time for a movie like this. And it is Bernie Sanders and his political revolution You know just the the idea that there's this politician out there right now. That just speaks to the people especially like you know unions in uh-huh and all that stuff I think that it. I'm not a big history buff so I didn't really know that much about half outside of the disappearing politician. Gosh sure so but as I was watching I was like Oh my God like this is basically like the the way that people feel about Jimmy. HOFFA's seemed to be what what people feel about about Bernie right now you know. People are super just excited about the political process. You know what's on the other on the ugly side of that that same coin. It's why people connect with trump absolutely because they wrongly interpret him as a straight talker. Yes obviously nothing could be further from the truth but they view him as someone that speaks to at their level he cut through the fat now. And that's what Bernie does in a way. So yeah I mean unfortunately politics six in order to work. Here's another paradox for you it needs to be simplified and people to emotionally invest in it actually care but unfortunately politics isn't emotional national and it isn't simple and so when you have real politicians trying to discuss the complexities of people tune out. Yeah you know what I mean. And that's and that's I mean that's everyone's fault and no one's fault that's what it is if it's a dry boring documentary no one's GonNa Watch if you punch it up with some drama people are going to watch it. It's just our nature feature. Yeah so it's this other paradox. Endless struggle and confusion and frustration. But yeah no I mean Hoffa had the charisma and Bernie. has this charisma like I mean. In terms of let's get political conversation but the establishment will probably never let Bernie go beyond. You never know absolutely fingers crossed but probably not not now but when I think about it the only person I could actually see taking on trump would be a Bernie absolutely because he actually connects to us on emotional level. That's why I think that everything is hopeless. But the GO-TO why we should seek out movies like the Irishman and watched him Kotaro. And that's a good way to clean up the rest of our time on this planet. A why don't we move on. What do you got for your next piece? So this is a super fast one. I'm GONNA mention it because it's another Easter egg in the movie in the background on a marquee a key for a movie theater is a movie called the shoot EST and it's A. It's a John Wayne Film. I want to touch on a brief because it's obviously an Easter Egg. That Scorsese putting their data. It was an accident and again. It's about the aging process. It's about A. It's almost about reexamining Genera in this way. It's going to be the western with the Irishman. It's it's the mob. It's the Italian American mob crime epic so the shooter and the Irishman are both kind of like postmodern reimagining of Genre Endre Malka and so she does a unique little kind of an under loved movie and other reason why I think that Scorsese probably put it in there because he's influenced by but it's also needs he wanted the nerds audience to go seek it out. You know we can always rely on stuff like that and of course I noticed it and was very happy to see that so yeah similar in that way I think maybe mainly in its intention Taking a new look at a different genre that thinks course eighties probably bored with bright right because I another thing a little bored you know. I was a little more than the Irish. We've seen so much mafia stuff like over the years. One Scorsese already did it the same way and did it brilliantly and then I feel like the Sopranos swooped in and did the dimension that the Irishman's attempting to do much more thoroughly so in a way I was kind of like going through the beets. Yeah in a way Eh eh. I felt his boredom well You know that the idea of you know we've talked about this already in this conversation. The idea of that. This is a continuation of things that he was exploring back in his earlier..
"irishman" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"And casino become the staple so I think in a way. The Irishman is serving to go back to that preconceived notion about himself as a filmmaker. It's almost a revisiting Paul schrader recently revisited. Taxi driver with first reform. Yes I like. I like that Scorsese. Wanted to go back and try again and Adnan another dimension. Yeah and I think next to the Irishman Goodfellas. Almost oh scenes kind of Glib. It's this you know what I mean. It's not as it's very deep as a masterful almost nearly perfect crime film but I think Scorsese was going like some of that silence gravity. Yes mixed with this genre. That he's been linked to himself identifies with right. He identifies with the last temptation. Tation of Christ and silence. These are passion film. These are even Hugo Ker and Hugo. Yeah and then we've just said No. You're the Mafia guy. Yeah you are the Goodfellas guy and so yeah. The Irishman is interesting and great as a chapter in his story. More than I think as a standalone movie makes perfect sense and you just mentioned I reformed Paul schrader. That's going to be my first puzzle piece. Oh Yeah I think exactly what you were just saying. Though that Paul schrader got got to go back to this idea he was exploring all those years ago and of course. Martin Scorsese being a part of that project as well but with taxi driver but the idea Of getting to go back to a similar idea but with your newfound experiences in life and you know new new point of view on on it and everything like that. I think that this movie very much. So is Martin Scorsese looking at the gangster film genre with this new found point of view with a new philosophical. I Yeah I think it's funny because I performed is almost like beat for beat taxi driver but it's somber Brian. I think what that film also hasn't come with. The Irishman is that they're somber pieces when it comes with age yeah. I think there's a kind of a relaxing sing to getting older. I mean you kind of calmed down. I mean and sese famously was like this Arabic coke head you know what I mean. And a lot of his great films was made by this like blazing glazing energy and he stills a little puppet. He's Hilarious as a human being. But yeah there's kind of a somber mature attitude with the Irishman and I'm still grappling updraft. Listen I'm I love long movies. There's as to quote Roger Ebert. There's no good film long enough and there's no bad film short. Sure if you earn three and a half hours I'm in I'm I have so I have no like we're prejudiced against it but I also think the more the longer you make a film the more you're daring asked to say well is this earned the right like should I sit here for three and a half hours and I'm still kind of grappling with the idea of like is this maturity it it was basically in a nutshell. Was this too long winded. Did we need three and a half hours of Robert Deniro. pensively thinking to himself quietly right and I don't know is there is there. There are more potent and effective to our film there. There's all kinds of questions but yeah it's to me the film's Meditative. Yes and I think that's kind of what may be Scorsese was rationalizing. The runtime runtime as he like wanted to meditate on these people absolutely. I don't know if the meditation was really all that profound And you get old and you die and and that's exactly right and that's why I think it works if you are taking being that step back and looking at it within the confines of his entire career like applying this movie to his career as a standalone movie. Maybe not as much. Maybe it didn't need had to be what it is but for the career arc. I think it makes so much. Her wild strawberries in ninety minutes. Make so much more of a profound statement about age regret and Bitterness yeah he was in and out I mean. These Bergman didn't mess around. He was in ninety minutes boom. Messed you up you. It was like reading the stranger like cameras. The Stranger Ranger Utah. One hundred pages and it will fuck you up to be in bed for a week. F You read it. And that's how Bergman was so. Yeah I don't know if the meditative quality lended itself particularly well I'm still grappling with my feelings still sifting the pieces of the movie and how I feel about it and of course it's impressive but now I don't know I don't know well what do you you got your next piece So I'm GonNa Bring Up Swell Rama subject on. I'll keep it super brief this time It's called Umberto. Di It's A. It's a superb Italian neorealist masterpiece by and it's about an old man living in poverty in postwar Italy who basically all he has is his dog. I bring this up and in particular. Because in the Irishman a particular scene takes place in a restaurant called Umberto's and so I think this was as Scorsese's overt nod to film about age. You know it's like Umberto D is like one of the great films about old people. If you ever look up old people movies on Google. Aw or the first thing he would be Burto D. and it's a truly powerful film. It's sentimental without being sentimentalist and Scorsese's other thing with this is that that it's so frank to use a bad pun to the main characters name but it was all the violence was not sensationalized in the slightest. Yeah it was extremely brief if and and fierce and realistic and undrawn metabolized and I think that hearkens back directly to the Italian neo realist. Movement was the whole. Oh idea of the Italian neo realist. Let's stop glorifying life and putting these glossy filters on the women defiance to Hollywood the nineteen thirties because of the war. Four I mean you know Europe in general but also Italy was kind of raped by fast fascism And the the artist movement of the Italians are like well. Let's get back to basics and let's make movies about real people in poverty and suffering and bleakness and so very philosophical. But I think that whole idea is very much in the bones of the Irishman I and even in its stylistic approach and then we definitely are confirmed with that because the restaurant name Umberto's dial. I love that Little Easter egg in there. You go well obviously say. I've not seen Umberto D but I think a lot of the things you were shaking his head me by the way. I'm not giving a good radio. I'm just shaking my head slowly holding his coffee shaking his head disappointingly But the things you were saying about the the the the not really showcasing the violence and all that kind of stuff as a perfect lead into my next puzzle piece. Which is Lynn? Ramsey's you're never really hear from two thousand seven which which again it shows the effects of without actually showing much of the violence you know. She made a very distinct choice to shy away from the majority of of it. I mean there's a few scenes in there where we do you know. Get that violence. But really the point of the movie is the character and the effects of it and I think that there's a definite Parallel with the way that it's showing that you know violence is kind of mark this guy's life but whereas anything got an basically nowhere thing thing is I mean you were never really. Here's also virtually a revisiting of taxi driver. Absolutely no and I feel like these pulse writer as a writer who has put these ideas the world and then Scorsese who was kind of picking them up and reimagined them cinematic way and they were really trying and comes back to this whole crazy fiasco of Scorsese's comments about cinema uh-huh how he he identifies them trying to probe the inner spirit and soul and identity and philosophy of the characters and you don't get that with with Robert Garner junior on a big robot about suit but you know that's the thing is I feel like someone like frank share the character of Irishmen and character of the. You're never really here here and of taxi driver Travis Bickel. They're all numbed by trauma. Yeah in a way. And they're all victims in a way not to ever excuse their behavior. But but I think there's a paradox in the core of all these characters like with with Frank. Allison Ed Sheeran with Ed Sheeran Irishman. That's a really great. The slip up. Imagine the Irishman that's makes that'd be make it make it better movie. Give me that other new four hours now. Is there anyway. So with Frank Sharon when he He was a murderer as as a world war. Two soldier he murdered people and he. He started to become that cold calculated calculated callous person in a whole other different context. And I think it's important. Show this thing so yeah I mean I think.
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"Look strange and I kind of I thought you know a bit like a sort of phantom menace spatial something Eh. Quite a lot of it in the movie but as I guess you're saying you get used to it because the stories so fleet of foot. Yeah do I think it will date badly. The there's been used here is not good but I still think it's worth doing that. Wage simply put to have the younger actors and things because with spanning across what is it sixty sixty years of time and I think the disruption of trying to use different actors. Even though says he can do that. And he cost Brilliant actor as the young rarely altering goodfellas and not work very well but to do all of these guys in in some sort of younger incarnation. I would've broken the film at half essentially so he's chosen this compromise to kind of allow allow them to be in throughout the film. And I think it is worth and the other thing I would say is that the most jarring leap happens right at the beginning when we go from Deniro and aged up in the Calhoun right to the very youngest narrow we will meet in the film driving a truck that lurches quite extreme. Then you have the whole rest of the foam to get used to the technology legit but also the characters getting older from that point forth. So we're catching with real deniro from then on so it's you you kind of get the worst out of the way soon. which is something so you mentioned that? There's a lot of history in this. There was this sort of Zelic like nature to this and on that note lets here this is the phone call. Where Russell Joe PESCI Pesha introduces rank? Sharon has Robert Deniro Jimmy Hoffa Al Pacino on the phone. Hello my friend. How are you listen? I I was talking to you about here. I'm going to put him on the phone. Lee Autumn okay. All is that Frank. Hi You Frank. This is Jimmy Hoffa. That's nice to meet. You glad to meet you too. Even if it's over the phone I heard you paint houses. Yes yes I do I do I do and I I also do carpentry and we referencing that the brand book. I heard you paint houses. This this is a hitman slang is hitman slang for sputtering the walls with blood essentially. Yeah so if you do your own carpentry as well really quite a quite useful man with me everything from a a revolver to lead piping I'd hope yeah and there's a brilliant indication of how many murders Deniro's carried out because we see that he each time hymie throws a gun over an we see a shot of the chemist of sinks down to the river bed and we see that the number three amount of firepower this sort of stashed up on the river bed the country. So yeah we we have the Bay of Pigs invasion the Cuban Missile Crisis Watergate. JFK in the mob the mob and the White House the unions jeans and oversee. Hoffer in this but again this this. There's a huge amount of history in this. You don't feel like this is Kinda taking things off a list though. It's just how you realize how the the mall and how violence and how the kind of a man's world seems to at that mid twentieth century periods seems to be. How do they deal with history? And foams Scorsese is trying to make all of these connections between all of these really kind of violent acts that have happened in civic society in in history and politics and then sort of boom granollers and family level between all of the characters personal connections and the the violence that's required of the average American man that sort of built into the WOK. They everyday walking life. I think that's the connection that he's trying to draw out. And what about the dialogue. Is I mean this is done through dog we heard pest Pacino Deniro on the phone just then let's just just listened to their voices in the a little ad Lib grunts and bits and bobs in there is a dialogue heavy film. How snappy was for you because this is one of the repulsive elements of the movie? Yeah I think are really think Stevens Kazillion to the Brennan. Gentleness script there's a lot of algo snappy banter because all systems have slightly surreal an extended set pieces with a dog Log Pacino gets a classic one near the end about fish in the back of a call which is is going to stand as one of the Great Pacino scenes. I think and there's another equally. Good one where he week talks about what you do with a guy who's got a gun pointing versus a knife pointing. He does this time and his body language in that scene is so Pacino and so sort of sharpen gesture it's Berlin. Yeah yeah there's some there is some there are some meam worthy moments if that's not to undervalue the firm. He usually. It's very funny and and you know we've been talking about this film is one of Scorsese's best. It's three and a half hours. It deals with all these these complex things that happened in history but the experience of watching it. It's quite light it's episode not light. Light is the wrong word but it feels like it goes down easy right. But it's episodic the way it's structured and it's sort of builds momentum wintom and you keep seeing this sort of quite comfortable place with these jokes and then in the final act. Suddenly these small credit in things become say shattering. That's where the real power is in that kind of tonal shift and I think and maybe the performances add to that because we start out and everything is quite underplayed dial dial down this subtle performances. They're shouting this bits. And Bobs shouting from Jimmy Hoffa that his personality. He's not necessarily Kinda throwing people off bridges but I suppose the Timbre Timbre and the cadence of those performances help for the film to be a slow burn Jimmy we don't start out with crazy. Violence lots of snappy stuff at the beginning and general violence is less is crazy in this film that the nets have been in his previous films. They're all kinds of outbursts of it but he's really thinking about it more than just simply wanted to show it with jazz his this film up with a slightly accused him of his other films during not hair thing. Yeah the sense of it's cost and the waste really builds up as it goes along. There's also so it's kind of morbidly and darkly funny as sort of jet black streak to run all the way through a thing and yeah. It's very enjoyable. It's sinking into an armchair for a real saga at the beginning. And you'll sort of you'll swept along with the and then gradually the chill seeps in I think in the last hour well is that kind of cognizant of mortality which kind of creeps up. We don't split anything the end but yeah it becomes it gets slow at it gets old but not in. That way doesn't mean he's very. Are you good with that. I mean this old folks home that fracture and ends up in is kind of Chitty. The leaves off the trees. It's it's okay but it's it's a little sad well I mean Scorsese's as you were eighty now so I mean you know hope that he's in good health as far as I know he is but he's getting to an age where you know he's getting old I don't I don't so how any any more delicately and I've you really get the sense in the way of somebody questioning what it means to be coming into the end of your life and and life and reflecting its got this very kind of reflective quality to it. I just realized one film that it reminded me of. When it's charting Deniro's kind of degeneration aging Zhang Answer the physical indignities as you jump forward further and further into his old age? And that's actually a charlie. Kaufman Connecticut New York. which towards the end for that Seymour Komo Hoffman's character? Just kind of keeps jumping ahead and losing more and more of his near and dear behind him and he's sort of thinking back and isolated and it's got something of that and that I I think has devastating kind of lost off hours that foam holding me wh- the screening theater. We watched it paid particularly. Close attention to you. The Food and particularly Jimmy Hoffa's puddings an ice cream Sundaes and all the rest of it did that. Stand out view on the slightly lighter certainly sweeter not awesome run it kind of I have my is all over that part of the film for sure one hundred percent. I watched this film. I was like knowing down all of the food that they ate thinking this. This needs to be some kind of article. I think he's really kind of tracking this idea of Americana through. The food is hotdogs. That's the the Italian ness of the bread in the wine Steak dinners at the beginning. That he he keeps providing the steak to the restaurants fact slave slave. Yeah and then the elaborate ice cream. Sundaes that Jimmy provides peggy. Frank's daughter is done. We've discussed the Irishman Tim. You wanted to point us in the direction of Joe Pesci ways he being for twenty odd years. That's the question. I was going to attempt to answer really because I don't think anyone MHM would've necessarily seen him in any foam since about nineteen ninety eight when he was in lethal weapon four. That was the big film he was in and he's done a couple of tiny project since then no one has seen. He basically announced he was retiring in one thousand nine an every attempt to Louima retirement. Which for instance Louis? CK Troy to do a few two years ago. It's getting Kinda coast store in a comedy didn't want tonight. And he essentially sort of with a lot of F words tells people where to go when they try and an and even in the pre production on on the Irishman Deniro was especially kind of leaning on him. Saying this is really going to be worth at home. We want you on board. And he would just basically attendant f. off every single time the years to get into it thoroughly worth his time and ause he's been able to give this performance which is a bit of a career the crown and I think he could even win himself A second Oscar when he won goodfellas which was best supporting actor. Nine thousand nine hundred one he gave I. I think the shortest Oscar Acceptance Speech of all time He just came up to the podium. He looked out into the crowd and he said thanks. It's my privilege and walked off patchy amount of few few but person words There was an interesting thing with him. I read that she for Goodfellas. It was it was Deniro era. Got Him 'cause he he kind of twisted school says he's armed because he rated some movie. The term patient in nineteen seventy eight and not enough people who have seen La la which which is an interesting thing that would have been for the first race which was a great a leg up for him he was not a known name when raging bull came now and that got him his first Oscar nomination but then no one else really used much in the eighty s kind of scrambling around. He has a small role in once the time in America which I guess was again to narrow Ding favor. He has a small role in necklace. Rogues Eureka but these really tiny rolls nothing much until goodfellas and then friendly enough when he gets his Oscar Goodfellas at the same time round the world. He's in home alone. which is such a huge global success? He that kind of powers him up and he takes a few roles in the ninety S. He does a few Hollywood jobs and isn't is now an Oscar winning star he just casino and gets Bigger Rolling Casino. Actually then he hadn't either raging bull goodfellas so then you know that they're trying to they're trying to make it worked for him and then he just decides now I've had enough and he sort of stepped away House in New Jersey..
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"Paint. Houses and Scorsese. Script writer Steve's Etienne use this book for the basis of the film he Irishman Features. Scorsese's old school cost. Robert Deniro is the Irishman Frank. Sheeran out Pacino's as Jimmy Hoffa Joe PESCI has Russell Buff Alina Anna Paquin. SHEERAN's daughter Peggy and Harvey Keitel. Is Angela Brunner names. There are a few. The Irishman is two hundred and ten minutes. Long that's three and a half hours. In real money cost net flicks on his platform. The film will live after cinema. Release one hundred sixty exte- million dollars. Well there's a lot to discuss and joining me to do so with the film critics for the Daily Telegraph and The Observer respectively. Tim Robey and Cimarron hands. Welcome boasted program lovely to have you here tons to talk about with the Irishman Net. Set it up with a clip so we know what universal inhabiting Frank Sheeran under the contract management can only fire driver on very specific charges. So Debra showplace moving.
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