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"jack gilpin" Discussed on The Recappables
"Look! Here's the thing about Danny who plays Todd Krakow that you may not know if you're watching the show Danny's one of the most successful screenwriters and all the Hollywood. He created the show empire along with Lee Daniels, and wrote a couple of the hunger games movies, and is a director, and really comes in does show us because it's He enjoys coming and acting and being part of this whole thing and every time he comes to said it's great, because we're able to have little Kennedy writers meetings with with Daddy and just talk about the world of show business in a way that his understanding of it is so great. And then. Another guest is Ed Schoenfeld, which is also a a reference with the red farm. He's the owner of red farming delivers some dumplings to the Great Romo Mafia. Yes who kills it and then we should mention even though he's part of the show a lot Sean Al's played by Jack Gilpin and Jack is one of the only people we just wrote apart for without ever having met him. Back in the pilot second act in. The in the episode in the character, scripture says Sean ails. You know something whatever a fifty five wearing tweed or something, and then in Parentheses Jackie open yet, perhaps Jackie Open. That's what it had perhaps Jackie Open. which was that perhaps if he was willing to come, that's you'll be in our whole career. That's the only time those were something like that was ever in a script, but what we do because he's in the show and it's amazing. Yes, we call that out somehow Terry Kinney as hall, doing some delightful work in this episode so fun a visit back by Kevin. Bresnahan and Michael Stein of playing Johnny. Terry Burke. You know what I WANNA. Talk about just for one SEC Dave I want you to talk about. How the how! Finding..
"jack gilpin" Discussed on The Film Buds Podcast
"And I owe the score is by Carter Burwell who has done the majority of the Coen brothers films. Yeah Yeah I wonder if the Cohn brothers have seen toilet probably not probably not. Yeah so well any anything else about twilight Jacob. Who plays her father? Oh Yeah I forgot about the dad that for me I believe it's Billie Burke Yeah and and that. That character is very frustrating because as an especially as the series progresses. He's so oblivious to but then at the same time he'll he'll jump back and forth between being attentive to Bella and then he'll be completely unaware of or He won't be curious at all about what's going on with her. And it's not that it's trying to portray a oblivious father. It's just that it's very poorly written you know and it's it's not creating an interesting dynamic of this dad who's like kind of cares of a kind of doesn't it's just that it's so uneven that it can never make up. Its mind and you have no idea what his actual Understanding is of her His daughter's life like in the beginning of the second one or actually it might be. I don't think it's in this one. But where she gets all these bruises and she wakes up in the hospital he says. Hey what happened since she says? I fell down like two flights of stairs like went through a window. Things like that and he's just like Oh okay. It's like your daughter is covered in bruises. And she says Oh. I just fell down a couple of flights of stairs. I'm clumsy sorry dad and there's an it's so unbelievably oblivious that it doesn't work it's just like clumsy. Bella to fight stairs. I do that sometimes. You have the list of characters in front you. Yeah all right all right. What's up? Test my my knowledge here. Yeah please. Let's do let's Guy Bella and Edward Together jakup the love triangle interests. Yes and we've got Jasper and Alice there together and Carlisle as Meriva or the parents resume is Bellas future baby. She's not in this. One Them May Have Im- it cannot remember that last girl's name it's the last vampire child too many characters listed here. I don't know it's the only one I didn't say it has like everybody in the movie. I have no idea Carlisle mid thirties has a bunch of adopted children who are in their late twenties. makes sense. Yeah Anyways. Yeah yeah you know like what do you do all the time? If you don't sleep like we just have sex all night. Yeah all every night. Yeah they do cool when they play baseball. Oh Yeah we have even talked about that so there is the just a famous vampire baseball scene. And where it's like you know super high speed crazy baseball. And it's and it has the song by Muse playing over in a black hole. Oh God it's terrible. They have to wait for a they. They can only plan storms because I have to wait her for a thunder. Clap to happen. Yeah obviously hit the ball. It's so loud that people might wonder what's going on. Yeah they might encounter them. Yeah and I I love it when like afterwards after it all goes wrong and Edward is driving Bella away and they. He's like spinning off all of this really like dark dramatic dialogue and he's wearing like a Yankees baseball shirt like a like a pin striped shirt and it looks so ridiculous. It's great the costume design. Yeah really brilliant up there. Yeah and but really any design of the the. Vampires is so lame like the the trio that comes to ruin the baseball same where it's like the blond guy the guy with dreads. And then the the woman I forget the design is the worst like it's so it's so lame and uninspired and and very very dated and three bucks or four four I believe twilight new moon breaking dawn and eclipse eclipse as the tragedy of midnight. Sun Never released new supposed to be the first book twilight but from Edwards perspective. I at some that will be missed love to read that graduate. Yeah and I don't mean to be getting off onto into the other movies but my favorite one of my I think my favorite scene in the entire franchise Jacobson the my favorite saying okay as new moon. Where bell is having her birthday. Party with a vampire's the other vampires and she's given a gift or or something like that and she cuts her finger on a piece of paper she gets a paper cut and she her index finger starting to bleed a little bit and so of course being around. Vampires makes sense. She holds up her finger. Her bloody finger looks around the room at the vampire other. Vampires and goes paper cut. It's just a fantastic thing. If you have seen yeah I should go watch the other the other four you should. I think I think they're all on Hulu right now. So but it's just like yeah here I might the one thing you're not supposed to do around vampires bleed and she just makes a point of holding her bloody finger going pay cut. I show you something Henry. Oh Yeah please let shopping. This just arrived in the mail for me for me last night. Is this a a Blu Ray? You have four. Four K ULTRA HD. Holy Moly yes. Jacob here is showing me. A picture of something unrelated. Sorry but it's a the moral studios. Infinity Saga Four K. So this has every. Marvel film auditing the incredible while all on four K. That is amazing. This with tons of deleted stuff. How many how many pesos did that? Such back six hundred GS WHOA boy. But Hey it was limited. So they're going for like a thousand now also. I think if you wanted to get all of them in four H. D. individually. It'd be like something like eight hundred we got you know Wyoming signatures here. Wow I got number. Forty one out of four thousand twenty. That is cool man. That's cool. Yeah well I mean since you gotta dig in there. Yeah well I mean since you've got the the collection at rather than the the single desks you save money. You made money in the steel. Well I guess someone could argue that. I could go shopping for deals for each one but you know collect I like it. I like the big box. Also Got Disney plus. I oh I got that the other day as well actually I got Disney plus so got everything on there too. Yeah anyways yeah Well that's you know. Yeah twilight maybe do a crossover some kind so but I mean again. Kristen Stewart is not very good in it but I I think especially with what she's done since I don't really blame her for that but I mean it's you know it's when you're watching it. It's not a good performance so I can't defend her completely but I get it. You know I I get the I think she gets it too. Yeah Yeah I mean. She seems aware so all right well at a five Jacob. Two two and a half. Yeah I gotTa Tell You I'm excited for Charlie's angels. Yeah so all right. Well I guess we can move on to X. we have adventure land which came out in two thousand nine and is written and directed by Greg Mottola and it stars. Kristen Stewart Jesse Eisenberg Ryan Reynolds. Who else we got here Kelsey legend Michael Zagan Jack Gilpin Kristen wig bill. Hader Martin Star. It's about it and the synopsis is in the summer of nineteen eighty seven. A college graduate takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park. Only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world so this one made seventeen point two million against a budget of nine point eight million so pretty small movie. But I think it's had a bit of a cult following so to speak and it's this came out. Yeah like just a year. After twilight and Kristen Stewart was kind of I guess riding on the popularity of that and although I guess this movie that make a ton of money so I guess that's not necessarily true but I still think that it's her. At least she has a little range in this. I mean she has more comedic chops and but I think she's still very much within that Bella phase where it's like. Can I have a relatively blank-faced depressed teenager? Who hasn't really showered and a day or two kind of deal which is fine but I think in having that in this new environment I feel like it works. I do think it's it works a lot better in escape for Washington. Yeah I think that it's it. Works Better in an ensemble and as more as a comedy and this movie is feels very jut. Appetite inspired the like the Guess. The appetito effect where it's these comedies. That are injected with relatively decent drama and characters and so the the runtime has extended a little bit and of course. Of course that's been copied a lot. These days were essentially. Every comedy is two hours long. Which is I mean not not in a good way but yeah comedies. I feel should. That's one genre that doesn't need to be long. No dramas I get it. You Know Thomas. Yeah Oh yeah. Yeah the two genres yeah. Heart horror movies to pre-pretty long. Yeah and I think that I mean in this case I think especially for the first time that it came out it works. I think the character relationships are fairly decent for movie. Like this. I mean there's the the romance the UN the Secret Romance Between Kristen Stewart and Ron Reynolds and then of course the the main Dynamic between her and Jesse Eisenberg and then there's also the the quote unquote pretty girl Who's I actually thought was? I was worried at first where she would just be the kind of like the pretty girl side character who's always come jumping in and just Creating attention and energy but J- actually has a pretty interesting arc. I think and they they do a good job of giving most characters a a relatable side I think now had you had you seen this had not actually. I watched it for the first time about a week ago so I I watched to longtime ago in high school when I heard about but I never got around to watching a lot of heavy hitters in there. Yeah Bill Hader Kristen Wiig Ryan Reynolds. Yeah I mean it's it's very much like an SNL Rogan kind of group of people. But I think in a in a good way I forgot the Martin Starr was in there. Yeah action watching a lot of Martin Star recently. Not Not a not intentionally. It's just a I watched freaks and Geeks and then and then I watched all of Silicone Valley a non watching party down thanks. I don't always have a lot to work So sometimes I pull out a yeah. That's cool but I and then you know rewatch adventure landed on the Martin Star and all over the place. Yeah I think I think the weakest part of the movie for me is Ryan Reynolds. I'm not a big fan of his for the most part I mean I like them as Deadpool I really where he hit his stride. Yeah uses a bunch of the kind of like not great comedies? Before the yeah and I think I think this falls right into that way. It's just he's very much a just a pretty boy actor who can kind of act but he's more so there for just the presence and so I don't think he's great in it and it kind of is unfortunate because some of the big drama of the movie revolves around that dynamic between him and Kristen Stewart and so sometimes his performance kind of hurts the movie in that way otherwise. It wouldn't really be that big of an issue because it's very much an ensemble film but I don't think he's great in it. I think everybody else is pretty good. I think Jesse Eisenberg is.
"jack gilpin" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Where he's like? I can't handle what they're doing to Isabel Rossellini. Yeah where he couldn't be on board with the tonal shifts. He's like I love this person and then you're right right. Don't understand why they're applying this craft making me feel this uncomfortable. I think people just sort of had to catch up to. Yeah obviously this came around on. This isn't as sadistic but like really oughta is sort of sadistic character. I mean he's you know. Once he enters the movie everything is sort of like I will say she it is okay. Just tell you about construction now and in order to get Jeff Daniels to murder Ray. Liotta without the audience turning. They're back on him. It's a delicate construction of surfing. I I wonder if there is a version of this movie where it's not an accident that that shows elio to runs into the into knife. Would that be interesting. I also think the fact that you then Ray Liotta basically escalates his assaults on Melanie Me Griffith to basically. He's going to sexually assaulted. And that's why it escalates a little bit. I wonder was that necessary. That's sometimes a crutch for for most types of movies so I I wonder if it would have been I look when I was sixteen. I maybe wouldn't have liked it if if it wasn't a cold-blooded murder women. Yeah Yeah I don't I if and if that wasn't part of it where he's going in there and like saying okay fuck it everything. I've said about violence. I'm throwing it out the window because she's about to be raped. Sure I don't know you know it's such A. It's such an interestingly complex moment through because it's like well he's anti-violence but also in this moment with the stakes and the danger being this high he does pick up the knife any holds it out in front of me. I don't think he is not anti violence anymore. I think he's ended the movie just realizing that. That's something people say. I think he is standing there trying to figure out exactly what he's going to do in some way whether it's just to threaten him or it's tried to stab him in a nonlethal way he's choking the guy to death I think he's choking him just to knock him out. Yeah you know what I mean. So self-defense Demi quote unquote about this is. When he's reading the script there was an quote? There was this theme of the flipside upside. Putting on your neat suits and committing a certain kind of financial violence is successful Yuppie News Corporation and the dark side of that guy is ray. WHO's more of like a fundamentally violent conversing who solves problems you know with his fists? I added the with his fist. Redressing Punch interesting question is is like Ray liotta basically is is out there. They're both inflicting financial violence the financial reasons for doing what they're doing. Just Jeff Daniels characters. They are socially acceptable right. And is that something that he figures out and why he quits his job they they don't explain it but but probably yeah only paying for his meals by the end of the movie. Yeah yes so. That's that's that's probably why last for him. We talk about how funny he is in this movie by the way like he he. There are two things that I would when I was sixteen. I saw this that me and my friend would do all the time which are When when he's on the bed with Melanie only griffith and she brings out the MARACAS and shakes him and he just suddenly minds goes and shakes it? We would. I thought that was so funny. And then when she says to new Melanie Griffith says to her mom that he's handy around the house and he mimes a hammer goals just two parts. That made me laugh so hard when I was sixteen in. Matthew Modine has a lot of those types of. He's even more entertained. There's the scenes and married to mob lake. Where they they start? What is it a roaring Tony? The Tiger where we'd like it gets kind of extra reels cartoony tone of that move guy. I liked that movie a lot. I just seeing this. Everything is so real in each other other than the parts they get married to the mob to mirror like John Waters saying now we talk in and stuff like that But but I loved Mary but this is so tightly focused too it's really just these two characters and then Liotta married to the mob is more of like a big goofy ensemble that go coming in and out of this. I think you're saying I mean I'm now just thinking about that. Like Blue Velvet after hours married to the mob rate not married. I'm sorry something wild fact where it is like. Let's pull back the curtain of normalcy. Start acknowledging how weird things are. Yes like fucking weird. People aren't all these things that we refused to actually talk about that. We're all thinking or feeling yeah which was an eighties thing. But because the seventy s what were they doing with dealing with like everyone drop out out of like all this bullshit and also the seventies of the first movies where they're like. Yeah Societies fucked up war mental illness. You know these are the move where we can finally put this on the screen for the first time like the eighties. Were this weird revival of a certain like fifties ask like sensibility of life who can holes and and that was rather than like in in the fifties it being like a sense of like traditionalism like this is proper in the eighties. It was also hidden behind. The sense of like achieve succeed does have the well in nineteen eighteen. Eighty six when I was seeing this. I'm seeing it in Republican Orange County. I hated Reagan. Era High. The Reagan era. I mean everyone involved in this movie From the people on the soundtrack to the director to the actors are a stencil bleeding. Not enjoying what's going on Polisher time right and and and that is most movies that were coming out of this. I'm one of my favorite movies of all time back to the future. One of the biggest flaws of that movie is his happy ending as he gets the truck right and he goes and and the music swells and he's like Oh man I got a nice truck. Yeah and so. Many movies movies are about financial six years. Yeah and and and having more than your neighbor has and all that in and so this is one one of those first films. I think that I had seen that was that was about saying like. Hey No it's not about that kind of throws it all away not in a weird triumphant way where it's like thank you know. The movie is unambiguously like now. He doesn't have the scenery like toby. Bryant Takes Hundred Percent Jersey and throws seems thoroughly to pass by the end of the mood but the a safety net right learned like none of that was actually making me happy when I was being so much andrew trying to tell everyone else that I was happy as president. He's bragging about it all tame. Where's after hours and with him just showing up at work sitting down in the workday began? Yeah and that's more the sort of like well. Nothing is going to change the way I like the I I like the scenery. Jackie Open Betty. Goldman's father yes says. How do you figure a guy like Ray I my? Hi Interpretation of it because Jeff Daniels doesn't really have an answer. Is that Jeff Daniels saying well. I'm a guy like Ray. Yeah no like I killed Ray and it's society. It's acceptable in society. The way that it happened. But I'm we're no different. So that whole check up and so he just just looks at Jackie Open and he's like Oh you don't get it yet he's such a such a dopey Fei the great dopey face but there's also this whole thing with the Jack Gilpin character. Where like you know? Dana is so freaked out that Melanie Griffith is going to expose him to Gilpin. which at that ever? Yeah to Boston everyone one. Yeah but he's so mortally terrified about the fact that Gilpin is there at the reunion yes to see all of this. You can't deny it. He can't reframe it and also the fact that that Gilpin has been talking about him behind his back right does he doesn't even know that he doesn't even know that like he's so obsessed with his image and being like hey vice president everything's call the fact that Gilpin has has been saying behind his back like Oh this guy's destroyed. He wants he wants to maintain a thing that he doesn't realize this guy is he's already been seen through. I'm an immediate. This is so impressing. Who fucking knew you know? I thought this guy was done and throughout the blade that it keeps on like now. He's like well. Let's get breakfast. Let's hang out more. That's what the great thing is. Even that is a sham so by the end of it when he's like dude why are you leaving. He's he's got. He's finally gained by respect again. Yeah it's like and and that guy who attacked you is like so different than you gotta figure a crazy fucking guy like that and it's like well you just don't get you're not you're not maybe ever GonNa get it. Well the other element to is like how do you figure a guy like Ray is like look that guy is violent and scary and now with the end we came to. I know. I don't WanNa be him. But also how do you live that sort of like unattached to anyone's expectations expectations or perceptions of you you know how do you get to that point. Even if it's to a negative end where you're living that honest a life where rages doesn't doesn't give a fuck. Yeah he just does what he's GonNa do does was gonna do it every single moment. Okay Rachel Christmas care is given even holiday gifts right. You got to lay out a lot of cash to make everyone happy. Yeah and it's all at once hits you right at the end of the year..
"jack gilpin" Discussed on Showcase from Radiotopia
"I'm here for for Tony. I'm a little early. So maybe I'm just going to sit here for five minutes, so I'm not. Okay, thanks. I just arrived at a gorgeous apartment lobby on the Upper West side where I'm about to record one of my favorite actors. His doorman helps me find the elevator. Follow less. Okay. Thank you. I'm pretty nervous as I make my way up to his floor. My name is Karen Brown, and in my day job as a reporter, I often cover fairly serious topics in health and mental health. But I also love good entertainment, and this actor bridges a number of my interests. He portrayed one of the few openly mentally ill characters in a TV comedy anymore. That's it. Is there any more soap in San Francisco. Scrubbing her hand for nine hours. I'm surprised you have any skin left coming out. Tony shalhoub won three EMMY awards for playing a phobic. Obsessive compulsive detective on the show monk and he's agreed to meet me. Hi, karen. Not at all. I couldn't help, but smile when the first thing he asks me to do is take off my shoes, something his character would probably do to though to be fair, the real shillue had a sense of humor about it and went along when I made a nervous joke sitting dog food, the near apartment that seems reasonable. Recently, I co produced the Greek God of depression. A series published right here on showcase across five episodes narrator and writer. Pagan Kennedy tells the story of famous author William Styron and his brilliant Dr Alice flared as they navigate his final depressive episode. So you may wonder how I ended up in the apartment of Tony shillue who, by the way, also won a Tony award on Broadway and is up for yet another EMMY for his latest TV series. The marvelous MRs Mazel well, let me explain. Since William Styron died more than a decade ago, we needed other people to help us evoke his life and work. That's why his wife rose Styron invited pagan and me to meet her on Martha's Vineyard at the compound where she and her family spent some of their happiest moments. It's also where despite the bucolic surroundings, her husband experienced some of his greatest torment. I have suffered more and more from a general feeling of worthlessness as the malady had progressed. If you hurt the podcast, you know that even during their darkest periods, the Styron's led an incredibly glamorous life eighty nine year old rose a poet and human rights activist still does as the snapshots of famous friends on her fridge can attest. So that's Caroline Kennedy, George Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Carly, Simon, and we wanted to highlight William Styron's most powerful writing so rose offer to reach. Out to some of her actor friends to read his work allowed. One of them was Jack gilpin who became the podcasts main stand in for Styron in Paris on chilly evening late in October of nineteen. Eighty five. I I became fully aware. Other actor rose suggested was Tony shalhoub struggle, which it engaged me for several months might have a fatal outcome. She is an amazing woman. This is blue sitting on his couch in New York explaining why he graciously offered to volunteer his time on.
"jack gilpin" Discussed on Showcase from Radiotopia
"Just a quick note before we start this series discusses mental illness and some other sensitive topics that might not be appropriate for all audiences. Chapter four, the white whale. That was so fucking scared. Fear file cone fear with steel through my flex, like some puzzling sickness actually felt my extremities grow numb as if the blood had drained from my toes and fingers. This is William Styron's account of the final months of World War Two read by the actor, Jack gilpin decades after the war ended. Starin- would become one of the most celebrated authors of the twentieth century. But in nineteen forty, five. He was a Lieutenant in the marines and terrified. Embed, I'd begin to grow caress myself, getting huge load of tactile satisfaction from the mere act of assessing my body's wellbeing. This was not the idol feeling up of oneself at preoccupies people alone in bed. It was a deliberate meditative inventory of my precious parts. Consider hands and fingers alone, for example, and place them in the context of Iwojima. Everyone had heard about the landing beach at he will bodies cut in half in the volcanic, dust legs and arms from a single corpse separated by forty feet puree of brains splattered among the mess kits knapsack..
"jack gilpin" Discussed on Showcase from Radiotopia
"A few months later he had recovered. He was back on the road speaking at fancy fundraisers, and no one could tell that he just emerged from a psych ward, but then in the fall of nineteen Eighty-eight, an author named Primo Levy committed suicide, and levies fans were in shock. They express this extrordinary disapproval, Primo Levy had survived the holocaust. So it seemed like bitter irony that he had killed himself. Now, years later, people spoke about his suicide is an act of cowardice filled with some sort of character defect, but Styron new better. Here he is on the Diane ream show. They seem to be confused over this very simple matter people kill themselves when they are in the throes of of clinical depression. I was so enraged by this ignorance. Styron dashed off an opinion piece for the New York Times. He described his own suicidal depression. Here's Jack gilpin reading from the op-ed. In the popular mind, suicide is usually the work of coward or sometimes paradoxically inactive, great courage, but it is neither the torment that precipitates the act makes it one of blind necessity. Styron argued that suicidal depression is a treatable disease. If Mr. Levy had been under capable hospital attentions requested from the unbearable daily world in the setting where he could have been safe from the self destructive urge. He would be among us now he's calmed to a disease. That proved to be malignant. And not a shred of moral blame should be attached to the manner of his passing. After the article appeared letters poured into the newspaper readers wanted to thank him. You know, it's like the metoo movement. Somebody comes out and says, this happened, this is real. This is what it feels like. Styron's daughter Alexandra, and all these people come out of the woodwork and say, thank God. Somebody said it now I can say to, and it just unleashed the floodgates. Between wars, but was the theme of so many, many of the letters that came to him GM west. It's Styron's biographer, all those lawyers and keep them in a big just drawers in his writing studio. All those letters gave him a sense of connecting directly with people in pain. Darkness visible came in a rush because I was focused and a sense that every word was coming out just is, should have come out MRs Styron from a nineteen ninety seven lecture in New York. And I remember the enormous relief. I felt when I wrote the last words and said, I have said everything that I think human being can say about the horror of melon Kolia clinical depression. When he published darkness visible in nineteen ninety, it became an instant classic movement. Many people say their lives was transformed by it writer, Andrew Solomon. It really, I think was the beginning with Bill Styron of people talking openly mental illness that led to a society which now these things quite readily acknowledged. In darkness, visible Styron argued that depression was caused by a physical problem. In the brain, he educated his readers about neurotransmitters chemical imbalances. He helped to push the entire field of psychiatry in a new direction. It's on the one hand in absolutely harrowing read. And on the other hand, one very much rooted in hope. Styron hadn't meant to become the spokesman for millions of people. He did not want to become the guru of the Prussian Tolmie only overhand. He felt that it was his duty to go into travel and to meet people into reading from his book and to explain what had happened. I Indianapolis, Terry, you're on the air and thank you for taking my call to talk to you. They're starting when he appeared on the Diane ream. Show listeners begged him for help. They fifty two. I felt like I was not one come anymore, and I think honestly fishing and I wish they someway that that to a dozen of public and everybody would be different about somebody with depression. Well, I think what you touching upon is a is the fact of a continuing stigma and bias against the onus, and that's unfortunate. Using to. If I get you write a victim of a of a prejudice that still exists about depression, Styron became one of the most outspoken defenders of the mad, the sad and the suicidal. But of course there were other reasons why depress people began to come out in the nineteen. Ninety s when you feel the weight of sadness, a whole new class of drugs blooded the market, whatever you do, you feel lonely and don't enjoy the things you once loved..
"jack gilpin" Discussed on Showcase from Radiotopia
"Just a quick note before we start this series discusses mental illness and some other sensitive topics that might not be appropriate for all audiences. Chapter two, the angel of death. It was nine hundred ninety nine Dr Alice flirty a brain scientist rummaged through the supply closet in the hospital where she worked and. And. There wasn't a shortage of IV fluids though either is now, so it would be like bringing home a plastic comb or something. This was only months after a devastating, miscarriage, and Alice was pregnant again by had a whole lot of nausea and vomiting, and I would I'd rate myself and that's why the IV bags. Because in the middle of the night, I was just so dizzy and dehydrated. But she had a bigger problem than dizziness. Alice had just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She cycled between mania and depression. Mostly mania had a sense that I was this helium balloon that had gotten way too high, and that was just maybe one little thread holding me to the earth. The thoughts piled up in our mind. They demanded to be put on paper. She felt compelled to write five or ten even twenty hours a day. She would creep out of bed. Careful not to wake up her husband and Hooker self up to a fluid drip, then she'd type furiously. I was sitting at my computer and the bag. I had hung the bag on like the bookcase because it had to be above may and it was a little bit precarious and I was trying to get the avian and something slipped, and, oh, man, blood just started spurting out of the needle. All of them keyboard. How was was driven to right because she was chasing a big question. What is the connection between madness and creativity. One day she pulled a book offer shelf. I recall thinking that even if this were one of those warmly Senate and passionate evenings for which Paris is celebrated. I would respond like zombie. I had become she saw clues everywhere in its pages. The weather of depression is unmarked related. It's light Brown out. That's actor Jack gilpin reading from darkness visible. The author of this memoir William Styron told the story of his breakdown. He used himself as a case study to understand the depressed mind in Styron. Alice found a new and interesting way of going mad. He had observed himself like a scientist and help to change the way millions of people, including top psychiatrists thought about depression. He was like the great God of depression. He wrote the book that was really the. Only book that I knew of that I could look to for someone who had gone through it in a way that made sense to me. At this point in our story, William Styron. It's just an idea in Alice's head, but ideas can be magical wormholes that connect us to strangers and within a few years, Alice's life will become intertwined with Styron's and she will try to save him..
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"He couldn't right because he was depressed and then not writing made him more depressed. Now at that time, I was kind of struggling with writing too much with this hyper graph yet which I was thinking of as a neurological thing, and it suddenly hit me that what he had was the opposite of what I had. At the same time that Alice had a revelation under the bridge, William Styron would have been sitting on a dock near his summer house in Martha's Vineyard. His bare feet on the warm would darkness visible had been out for nine years and gone into its twenty fifth printing by now, his mental illness was just a bad memory. He was the famous -vivor pulled out of it. And if I perjure myself this this pack of the and. But within a year, he will descend into another suicidal depression. And in four years, William Styron will show up in Alice flared his office. He will beg her for help. He will become convinced she is the only doctor who can save him and she will try to be that Dr. This is the great God of depression. Production of showcase from PR Xs radio Topi. It's a five part series produced by Karen Brown and myself taken Kennedy with support from New England, public radio, music, and sound design is by Ian costs. Julie Shapiro is our executive producer, excerpts from William Styron's were were read by actor, Jack gilpin fine links photos and more information about this episode at radio topa dot FM, slash showcase. Coming up in chapter two, Alice gets pregnant again, and all of a sudden brain was going miles an hour, and I thought, oh, and William Styron rights book about depression, that changes lives including his remember the enormous relief. I felt when I wrote the last words and said, I have said everything that I think human being can say about the horror of clinical depression. Radio. Ex. Thanks for listening and thanks to add Cirque for providing their ad serving platform to radio topa.