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"james cameron" Discussed on The Big Picture
"I mean, if we're in the outlook, I don't know why, why we got to think about avatar is Black Panther. Well, I know, but because I couldn't help it, because it puts it in your mind. They're blue? Because they're blue people. Well, that was a factor. After the way of water is and I know that's another three plus hour movie about frankly silliness that I'm going to have to buy into. So my word for Christ's sake for big time. The original Avatar I did. Yeah, your neon avatar band, the first one. I liked it. I liked it. I liked it. Yeah. Great. But that emotion, how you feel right now? Just hold on to that, 'cause that's what it's like to be me all the time. On this podcast. You know what I mean? The way that you were like, I liked it. But so here's the thing. I love movies, right? Of course I know you guys love movies. I think Sean likes movies. I'm not sure. How dare you? I am the world's loudest and most annoying advocate for movies. He loves movies. I'm joking. What I'm saying is avatar, like I'm from the country, right? So I go in the avatar and I just fall into wonderment. I'm like, oh. Yeah. Unobtainium. Yeah. I'm like, I'm like, oh. The na'vi. I'm like, oh, and I'm like, before you know it, I'm like, okay, cool. All right, we're fighting. The guys got a big mech suit on with a big knife. And you know what I mean? And he's fighting against Jacob Sully. And we're doing the whole thing, and I'm like, all right, I'm here with you. So look, and did James Cameron is just a fucking fantastic director. Look, I don't think isn't Black Panther and marvel as powerful in the culture as a James Cameron. Sure, sure. It is, but it's powerful, but I think, you know, one movie, sky's working 13 years on it, that's true.
"james cameron" Discussed on Daddy Issues with Joe Buck and Oliver Hudson
"Or I would have done it this way, or it's especially fun to watch roles that you know that you've were up for or auditioned for. And you had your own sort of take on what that was. And then you watch them do it. You know? I like doing it. Like DiCaprio and Titanic. Yeah, it was between me and the caps, you know? And then James Cameron took us both out to dinner. One of us put out one of us didn't. And I don't think you could say that anymore in Hollywood. Oh, you can't. Yeah. Yeah. Well, to continue the story, I put out and it didn't work out for me.
"james cameron" Discussed on The Big Picture
"I mean, I said to David the other day, the three trailers I keep on watching on loop are avatar way of water. Wakanda forever and dead reckoning partly. Wonderful trailers. Which are just beautiful trailers that tell me almost nothing but set a really good tone have incredible imagery are kind of the best directors working in sort of action filmmaking today reckoning. That's like a bunch of poem that trailer, you know? It's like a perfect series of flashes where you're just like, yes. Depth truth. Right. Spirit. Yes. Every time. I want to feel all of these feelings. It's so powerful. It's so sweet. I truly get emotionally choked up watching these trailers believing in the power of movies and wanting to see that kind of like Grand Slam blockbuster. David, are you excited? For a way of water so excited. And I wasn't. My joke has always been. I said it on our episode that we recorded a million years ago. If James Cameron thinks I need four Avatar sequels, then I need four avatars. It's always right. Yeah, exactly. I'm not going to bet against the guy. But I will say, until I saw the trailer, I think I meant like many others had just kind of like put avatar in a nice dusty shoe box. And I would think about how it was there. And I'd be like, oh, avatar. There it is. And I had a good time with you. But remember when we saw the trailer, they showed it to us at a press screening. Showed up to theaters. The trailer. We're just going to screen the trailer. Then they did. But in a different theater. But they were coming to the fancy Dolby where your fancy glasses and watched this trailer. And after like 20 seconds of that, I was like, oh my God. I've been realizing how excited it was for this. So I'm pumped. And I do think. But I'm slightly I do think that I have.
"james cameron" Discussed on KOMO
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"james cameron" Discussed on Breaking Math Podcast
"To make the light bounce off of it, although as though it's perfectly smooth, even though it's still a 6 sided hexagon, if that makes any sense. Oh yeah, totally. Yeah, that's one of the tricks you learn early on, I think, in at least it used to be in light wave. Light waves, this old dinosaur computer program that nobody uses anymore. I've technically done 3D graphics longer than Gabriel, however, it's been so long since I've done it that a lot of my knowledge is outdated. However, a lot of the math is something that I learned at the university. Yeah, there's so there's math underlying all of this. And this is the exciting part. Now, I want to just geek out about computer graphics real quick. I think I first got introduced to computer graphics when I was probably in second grade around the time terminator two came out and they just began to use computers heavily in graphics in movies. And I think that's a James Cameron movie, the same guy that did Avatar and Titanic. He terminator two, he did one movie before that with some heavy computer graphics. I think it was called the. Did you ever see the abyss? Uh, no, I did not. Okay. Check it out. So in the abyss, it's a movie kind of like ET or close encounters of the third kind where there's an alien species and it's far underwater. In this alien species has like a telekinetic ability where it can move water in any shape. And I've always been very curious. There's a scene in the abyss where this water lifts out of a container and moves around like a tentacle. That's all done using CGI. And I always wondered if the ability to do that in computers came before the idea for the movie. And I think James Cameron did that. And he thought, wait a minute..
"james cameron" Discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores
"Yeah. The more you know that. Was that your way of getting with it? It was like, I've got to learn everything about it. I love that. It's like a crush, like fair enough. You know, you get the calendar and support you look through it. But then a biography. My mom who bought me as well. If we go in off that logic, I wanted to fuck Mick Foley. Oh, okay. We're going off that logic. If I buy a biography, it means I want to fuck them. That's me. Sexy man. Now my love for me. I'll give him the old mandible claw. I get those fingers in. Talking to fingers like those fingers on the na'vi a massive. You could have a good time. But yeah, I actually think it's quite a nice tender, beautiful scene. And James Cameron, that sex scene in Titanic is beautiful, I think. They're in love. And they make love. And that's beautiful. So the only thing is potentially problematic about this is that Jake's essentially like catfishing her, like physically catfishing her like pretending to be, you know, one of the now these. So yeah, the only thing that kind of ruins it, is it all happens. And then it literally cuts back to the pod and the real life Jake just sat there creaming his pants clearly. We're going to have to clean the tank. What have you done? But yeah, so that's my next choice because it is weird. It is weird, yeah, it's weird, isn't it? I was going to try and it is sensitive, and it's shot in a nice way, unlike some of the ones we've mentioned already, I think it is. It is a sensitive. I'd say it's a love scene rather than a sex scene, maybe, or maybe. But yeah, it's sensitive, it's done in again PG way, so kids can watch it because that's what kids want..
"james cameron" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"And i got one too. Many got pulled over and literally. I was taken down the back of a awesome police department. Cruiser fingerprinted and everything. Fortunately they let me go Felt really bad about it. Because i always had a lot of respect for the police at any member of the public service. There's a bunch of stories in there about things that went wrong mistakes made and i wanted to kind of tell the raw and authentic story about how the company really got going and there were on the of lessons along the way i mean. We had people that were doing things that weren't supposed to be doing. And i was kinda surprised by it. But maybe i shouldn't have been surprised. I'd love to dig into some of the specifics and talk about the things that haven't worked or perhaps some of the mistakes or failures that stick out to you are there any particular formative experiences that fit into either of those categories. I'll give you two happened both in the late eighties right about the time the year after we went public and we did a pretty public face plant as it were and the first one was. We were ramping up. Our technical capability and sort of getting bolder and bolder in engineering and around the time of the eight eight olympics. And we had this big program that we code-named olympics and it had multiple microprocessors and all kinds of new inventions and turned out to be way too aggressive and bold and fail now. I think the lesson from that was to be a lot more pragmatic and focused on our innovation. Actually the engineering muscle that we built allowed us to a quick succession create a broad array of products that were hugely successful and led us to a lot of growth. When the other big mistakes we made around the time now. A lot of people talk about dell's supply chain and just in time inventory and all that great stuff. Well it turns out. The root of that was a horrible mistake. We made in managing our supply chain because there was one of these transitions from one type of memory chip to another and we designed our products with the older type and got caught in a real mess which caused our fledgling company to almost go out of business and stock to go down. It was really embarrassing but painful that we learned and that became the basis of an enormous muscle that we built around just in time. Tori supply chain excellence. That serve does incredibly well and went onto fuel all sorts of successes for us. It makes me think there's so many examples that come to mind like James cameron and the abyss where the abyss didn't do very well at the box office but helped develop the technology that led to the newer terminator in terminator two from the ashes of that so called failure. They're all of these technological innovations that came to bear on future projects. How do you think about failure in the sense. That do you. View these various initiatives product launches etc all as experiments especially in the early days where you ever emotionally deeply affected by some of these events or did you maintain a certain degree of stoicism through it. All super bummed about it and unhappy but it just made me want to go at it harder and i probably didn't internalize the lesson in the moment as much but there's no such thing as success by itself. Failure is always ingredient of success. And in a business. When you're doing new things it's always experiment. Try fail learn do it again. And then finally hopefully maybe you get some success but failure is a key ingredient in any success when you mentioned This this might seem off topic. But i'm curious. Being more vulnerable now are more comfortable with vulnerability now is just a function of age or have you done. Certain things have certain other things changed that have enabled you to feel comfortable being more vulnerable. I think it's a function of age somewhat and just maturity and also. I would say you know when i started. I got off to tune early. Start in life. And i found myself in the position where people were always asking me for things and was pretty uncomfortable. And so i kind of developed a little bit of a teflon coating to distract or deflect those requests at the same time pretty introverted. Maybe deeply introverted. And so all that combined left me in the situation. Where i wasn't very disclosing wouldn't really explain failures or what was going on. And i think some people looked at the origin story in the first decade or so. Maybe we didn't really explain all the difficulty that that went into starting a business like this and i wanted to talk about all that. What were the any of the toughest periods for you personally with respect to the business and the trajectory that that has had were there any particularly dark days that come to mind specifically just want to talk about what got you through that period. What happened and how you coped with it. Certainly with the success ingredient. You have the failure component and i would love to explore that just to humanize the entire journey. That you've been on. I would say. I'm pretty high on the determination and grit scale so i was always looking through to the other side no matter how dark it was. There were periods certainly in the early nineties where we had grown really fast and everything started to fall apart. We kind of went from a half a billion to two billion in revenues in a very short bridge time a lot of people talk about you hit the wall. Two billion we went right from eight hundred ninety million to two point one billion.
"james cameron" Discussed on Dude Soup
"Rules like you can lead a gambero could drown And then you can have a whole a happy life with like a new partner have bunch of kids and stuff and we go to heaven caprio but you'll like ninety and he's still looks like he's fifty six it for him. Yeah all right. Yeah it is. Every fifteen year olds dream to fuck a ninety five year old woman off. Well throws away in a fortune five. The ocean is the five year old woman titanic bits. It's really fun down. James cameron had to take out a loan. Yeah it's real fun down. And also i only just landed the coordinates of not officially been revealed. Its secret they don't tell you where it is. I noticed john you look. My dream is to shit on the titanic. That out again. It's just. I don't wouldn't get into mailing my shit. You probably need to weigh it down. Well he's trying to take a below decker. Stop stop making owner's guide so audio listeners. I flipped off my co host. So we do have a couple of stories If you guys want to get away from talking about shouldn't places then pain whatever yeah yeah of course boomerang till death us fire. We have a no listen. Who's clapping. Who'd audio this way. Any doctor octopus. Oy or anyone. Listening to the audio podcast. If you've been hearing some clapping noises that's high-fiving going on between jacob and jacob's dump truck at keeps working getting up myself quick. Sorry sorry pardon me. Sorry finance all of us having the same this dragon that i'm going to let me just can a cap off the dock discussion and scare a very small portion of our audience. Who maybe hasn't been paying attention sure. Hello peter out many funhouse podcast listening. Peters who were maybe just on a drive or like taking shower. Whatever they do any podcast there Podcast drives beaten..
"james cameron" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Book until i got into bitcoin And so yeah that was like a big adjustment for me but you know it's it's weird though when whenever you're interested in what you're doing it doesn't feel like learning so this has been the first time in my life where i've been able to read a full book on in on my own free will and i'm interested in and like i don't want to look at my phone i wanna i wanna finish the book because you know what i'm reading about us fascinating to me And so yeah i. It's been cool. I think like that's the one thing i never really got was reading is reading. Is fun when you finally find something that you like and and i guess all the books i have been reading my whole life. They were just just crappy books. Well has that made you re like reflect on the education system itself Yeah i i personally think it should be more Like more free structured bike. You should be able to pick and choose the classes that you like to take similar to college Until you switched my major bunch of times but you know the classes that have taken aside from just a mandatory undergraduate one's got to pick. I've actually enjoyed a My two econ classes. I liked those. I've taken one finance class. But i did enjoy that one. It's just like when. I think when you give kids the on the the free rein to choose what they wanna put in their brain than their way more apt to You know be take their schooling more seriously versus like when you're coming to them and saying hey you have to learn this and you know something that they could care less about than. Yeah obviously there. Degrades probably aren't going to be as good as interesting. You talk about free. Learning of just looks out. Because i know there's a schooling calabasas schools. The musical was from by James cameron the phone number to his wife and her sister and that has a pretty free and open in program webuye they might not get it completely right without trying to look it up as it but i'm pretty sure it's is focused on allowing you to pick a topic per semester in. That's pretty much we study. That can be anything. You might wanna study italian cook and we might want to study the piano but this completely free form of schooling which is kinda unique. And i'm with you really. I mean this is a school system. That was set up in victorian times to teach people to work in factories. And i think we've kind of grown beyond needed to lend facts and memorize facts when we have super computers in our pockets Completely understand the value of it anymore. i guess you went through that transition dylan yourself during college programs. What rethinking education. Yeah totally i mean. It's a lot of things they'll they'll study up on something and it'll be like all right. Well no phones are no computers gift. It's like it's memorization. You're like well no. I have a phone. That i can look anything in a split second and like in the real world if you want to call it that and so it's.
"james cameron" Discussed on The Big Picture
"I think there are a lot of people who even men not just teenage girls. Who were like. Oh my god. This is the most romantic thing of all time. It's become kind of shorthand. Oh absolutely i mean. I'm being a little tough on the jack. Gross stuff but it is it is incredibly involving and successful but it does feel as you pointed out kinda simple. It's it's not a very complex love story. it's a very easy to understand. Tragic fable basically about two young lovers. I feel like what. I was watching the movie. I it felt to me like. This is the best that jim cameron could do with a love story of as sophisticated as he gets when it comes to the sort of thing but do you think it's more calculated than that. Do you think he thought to himself. I need to make this as kind of conventional as possible. So that then i don't have to. I have so many other things to worry about. I'm only going to you know i. I need the audience to be able to follow this part very very closely to kind of. Wow them with everything else. I honestly have no idea. I think this is the magic of james cameron and also the thing that i'll never be able to fully accesses. His frankly how his emotional register works and his emotional intelligence is just like exists but is very different than mine and i just. I don't know that the same way that i'm just like. I have no idea what compelled you to choose a robot father. I do think that that was what the movie added. I have no idea how strategic he's being in terms of. I need this note to happen here so that people will care about this. I don't. I don't know how mechanical it is versus had sentimental..
"james cameron" Discussed on The Big Picture
"You didn't even have to watch it. Obviously many many millions of people did but that you could really grow an affinity to it without even experiencing the full three hour run. I tried to. I thought i was going to closely recap and chronicle and note the movie as i was going through it and then by the fortieth minute or so i was like there's just too much movie here like overwhelmed by how much you can do it. It's not that it's hard. It's just that i was like we're not gonna make a six hour pot of titanic. You could you because there's so many different things. Identify james cameron has to do his deep sea exploring thing for forty minutes until they find the necklace or they move on from that right away. You just want to list the beats basically. Yeah quickly quickly. Also i'll probably forget some things but that's okay. i did. We watch this last night. And i have to tell you the deep sea exploring aspect of this is like much longer than i remembered. But it's nice to see about bill. Paxton okay james cameron deep-sea exploring but they don't find the necklace they find old rose. She tells them the story. Rose is marrying. Billy zane which she doesn't want to tries to jump off the boat. Leo saves her. They fall in love. They have sex in an old time. Car boat hits the iceberg. There aren't enough lifeboats that they try to hang on together. There's not enough room on this thing. Even though there is and then jack dies and she goes on to live a lovely life. I think you mostly got it. But there's definitely about an hour and twenty minutes between they have sex in a weird old timey car and then the boat sinks like a lot happens there and that was particularly or like man. I don't even know if i can get through every single..
"james cameron" Discussed on The Cinematography Podcast
"Yeah the power thing like you're never going to have to worry about tripping breaker if you're working in like somebody's house or you're you're filming on a location where you're using house power but moreover no one's going to boil alive man like tungsten lights are so hot and if you're in a tight room you're going to be playing that game where you're constantly turning off the air conditioner and turning it back on and tungsten lights are great lights. I'm not down on. Tungsten lights inherently but man. Led's are they save you so much in terms of heat and power and they're lighter to carry you know like if you're able to work with them to me i it would just be. I would be hard pressed to To start using tungsten lights again unless there is a really good reason for it and now she attends. Hey ben i think it's time for short ends. One is your obsession this week. What what what do you got going on man. I know i've talked about masterclass. I swear. I'm not on the payroll of master class a classic. It's really service. So james cameron did a master class holy crap and i watched it and it fee. He's dispensing a lot of very useful information in my opinion. But even if you just take it as like an interview with james cameron like it's you know it's a few hours Interview with james cameron kind of going through his creative process. He shows storyboards that he did for the terminator. For the first terminator. That are some of the most gorgeous storyboards i have ever seen in my life. He drew them and he shows a lot of his boards throughout the whole thing and it kind of reaffirms something that i know when when we had russell carpenter on the show i asked russell the most burning question i had about. James cameron is which was. Is it true that he could literally just fire anyone on the crew and do their job better than him. And i believe russell said more or less. Yeah and when you watch this. You're like yeah. He understands everything about the process..
"james cameron" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"We've been canceled for our ideas about space a moss. So i apologize. Don't chime in just pivoted us to break. That's right you know who else is good pivoting but bugs bunny in space jam to say an true insurgents because the insurgent must be able to move through the population like fish through water or space like a fish through space like a space fish fish face fish destroy offering space jam to just saying james cameron like going like doing all the ocean stuff and like got submarines. He's doing he comes back he's like i figured it out we've got to put all our trash in the ocean. Yeah that would show we. Shouldn't there fuck up there. So what is it like that. Masterclass thing james cameron has announced that he's doing one Which is like you know those videos to learn famous people and somebody who like i don't james cameron has anything to teach people who like our new enough to fill making that they'd be taking a masterclass and the sad thing is like actually no. He does cause his first. Big movie terminator. He broke a whole bunch of laws to film. He was lying to cops and like bribing people and like breaking tons of labor laws. 'cause he didn't have any money but he wanted to make this. He made his crime movie. Like he's actually a great guy. Teach guerilla filmmaking. But unfortunately he got rich and his movies have become increasingly. avatars cases. shit i want..
"james cameron" Discussed on Pop Culture Leftovers
"A young girl and you know i know she is a low-key but i mean but she was able to do what feels like what none of the other lok had been able to do like when they get into custody. They get pruned. And we basically at the end. I know we only saw view but from future trailers. we've seen more logie's So i think the rest of them have kind of just been caught and in custody somewhere wherever these locals get prune go to. We'll talk about that later. But she's kind of like kind of reminds me of like you know like the last episode. I didn't mention it but yeah there were some people. Were comparing the episode to you. Know there's like alien easter eggs in it. There was a couple of the guards on the memphis that were when was named hicks. And the others name was. I can't remember but it's basically two characters from the from aliens. You know the the james cameron sequel to aliens named after a couple of characters from aliens. This episode reminded me. She reminded me a newt from aliens. The little girl been living there surviving. And you've got the ta or the aliens trying to kill this little girl but this little girl. All these adults were on the ship and they all died. This little girl survived. She's found a way to survive. And that's how i feel like sylvia was throughout this whole process. I love the beginning. I didn't. I didn't try to nitpick it or not. Nitpicking trying to find the holes of like why they picked the wrong time. I just i just thought no nothing. I thought about until just kind of digging into it now. It was never a distraction while watson the episode. Yeah yeah. I have no issue with how it started with great. I'm just trying to figure out how it works when they pluck you. Is it like when you start something or is it just honestly in this moment i in this moment. I don't think she did a damn thing. I think that they had monitored her monitored her and they realized that she's got a good heart and they're just gonna take her. She's alone she's alone. There's no one else around. She's playing with her toys. This is a good time to grab her. I mean maybe other time. She was with people or something but she's alone. Let's grab it's a grab and go. And so i i just in this particular instance. I think when when when we first see the tv show up and get loki. It's like they're telling him you've committed crimes against the sacred. They never told her what her crime was. And i don't think she ever did commit a crime and they were reluctant to tell her to when she asked rensselaer at the end. I don't think she ever committed a crime. I don't think she did a damn thing she. She's the kind of like she goes against the grain. She's kind of like the anti loki and kind of proves to low that you know like i mean that he that he doesn't have to be like this like that's not the way it has to be. Let's get into the episode a little bit more Grand slayer yeah. I did think. I don't know what you guys thought but watching this little girl go through the whole process..
"james cameron" Discussed on Turn Me On
"The other day a couple of weeks ago. I was watching alien. I just over the last two months. I watched alien aliens the sequel and then alien three while stealing three like a couple of nights ago alien is my number one favorite movie of all time aliens. The sequel not a horror movie full on action film but like very intense and saifi spooky nonetheless. Alien three amy when it reopened again the but in the in the movie aliens the sequel by james cameron there is a scene where the queen alien is laying eggs. Initially that scene right here. Oh my god right. So here's the egg being laid at this gooby big like phallic tube flesh all right being laid. Okay yeah so so some my watch that and that is fucking nasty or anybody who didn't like imagine squeezing mentos out of out of like gauging out of a big phallic alien jack. It's like slimes out so so alien for people who don't know this alien. The art the art design. The design behind alien all came from this artist. Name h. g. geiger. He's he is very interesting. His artwork is very like very sexual and dark. And very spooky here. I'm going to We've talked about it on the show before we talked about A chapter yeah. Let's hr geiger sorry. You can look at his art here like like very phallic right very fucking weird the re the ribs. Really get me. he always. He's uses those lines of the ribcage. Yeah and there's always things like going in orifices as lot of orifices in his artwork yeah very like weird fucked up sexual hyper sexual It's really intense. Oh my god dude. I love it makes me feel uncomfortable anyway so so H she geiger. This fucking off the screen on the second year He's the he's the mastermind behind the the design of alien. And so like. I was saying someone might watch that. Seen go as nasty. But there's a lot of people that watch a seem like that. And they're like ooh that's fucking hot. And this is where the author positive comes in so the depositor is basically a big dildo. That lays gooky egg molds from gelatin more like egg egg molded out of gelatin. So it's a big deal though that lays gelatin eggs into the body cavity of your choice. Oh and fans of an ob of buzzer say that the sensation of mushy extraterrestrial opium slopping. Back out of them is a real treat. Wow here's a here's a photo..
"james cameron" Discussed on Unspooled
"What ripley is all about the coolest moment or her coolest bad ass moment is really her preparation to go into the the the egg room right like it's like she's in the elevator. She wipes sweat from her face. She checks the gun. She does everything she's a survivor right. That's what's interesting about her. She is a smart survivor. There's a couple things i guess. Just i put a bow on it. But i'm gonna now put on. They just put it to and from sticker next year bell and say and again. I don't know if adding the kid is the right choice. But i think with the way. This movie frames. It is well. I have a shitty job. And if i do this mission i'll get reinstated as pilot and that will be good like like it's as if no time has passed right. It would be as if they found her a week later right. Her motivation doesn't seem to be like fuck it. I've lost everything. So why not go. Her motivation seems to be like well. I'll get my pilot's license back you know it's it's it's a little too simplistic for me. Ultimately for character that i think is beautifully drawn and amazingly acted through the use of trauma and sleep. And all this sort of stuff. It's sort of like that thing where she's like. I'll go. I work in fucking factory. I'll go you know. And i think the only reason why they even give you. The factory line is to put her in the suit at the end. you know they. They need to put her in the suit so they can't you know if they can't establish these things like those. It's exposition not emotion. And i think that Where i didn't know that much about the other characters in the first movie. I understand where they're coming from in here. I there's a little bit more raw emotion and here it's a little bit more logical and i feel like that's maybe james cameron trope. It's like i say. I love you so i love you but we're not seeing that we love you. I think that there's a simplicity to his decisions and emotions. That and i think they go down very easy when you watch them. Because it's popcorn. Kind of a fun thing. But i think sometime further inspection. You're like oh it's symbolic it's it's not like it's not as earned. I don't know that almost says more about cameron himself like to cameron the idea of not getting to do the job that he wants to do would kill him in. He knew anything to be able to do the job that he wants to do again. Like don't don't put me in the cargo hold. Don't make me shoot rana three. I'm james cameron. Like i want more than that and with ripley i feel like there's an argument that she maybe never wants to go to space again. Are you kidding me. What does she just been.
"james cameron" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"It's a clear picture. Got to get rid of the bit O, honey. Okay, We gotta wait. Gotta sausage in there. We gotta get rid of that. After the Oh, what is that? A parking garage ticket from Tara got to get that out of there. My headphone adapter in my bra because I You know that I won't lose it. Yeah, Yeah. Keep those things yet, Michael. Menacing, Really close to the heart. Yeah, I don't. I don't have that problem, but it did feel for a second like she was Needing some sour dough. There was like lifting, pushing, squeezing, putting it on that plates on then shouldn't take a side view. But I just wanted to reassure everyone that if you have to get it, and especially right now, with covert, I interacted with two people checked in at the door. I think she likes the technician, Bam! We were done in like after taking my shirt off and everything and putting a little Roban. We were done in four minutes. It was so quick. Easy, Please. He cover girl and they do a three d mammogram now, so I opted to do that. So we'll see what glasses if they were like glasses to see it. What you're seeing Avatar just like the pictures. Oh, I'm sorry. E mean, my daughter didn't show me pictures. No guys like a James Cameron movie. You sure you do, perv? For killing the doctor because I want to see them. If someone is looking at mammogram pictures for pleasure, Seriously, help, please calls. Call someone immediately. You're talking to a guy that as a kid looked at the Sears catalog, So that's right. Yeah, so did too. But I think.
Microsoft unveils Mesh, and dives into mixed reality
"Microsoft also released to reporters from their. Nda's to talk about something called microsoft mesh. It's microsoft system for virtual tele presence being demonstrated on hollow lens but meant to work with whatever mixed reality headset. You're wearing microsoft. Wants all the people including to work with this avatars in microsoft mess are mostly cartoons. But you can scan yourself to become something. Microsoft is calling a hollow something that microsoft technical fellow alex kitman actually showed up at the nineteen early versions of mesh. Were used by diplo at burning man's virtual event if you remember that niantic is working on using mesh for polk mongo where people were headsets out in the real world could have they're poking on battles in the real world cirque du soleil founder a guy labor labor day is developing virtual immersive theater spaces with the hanae world project. So you wouldn't have to be at the theater to be able to experience the theatrical production james cameron's xs using it for people to experience three d maps of what deep divers are discovering on the ocean floor so people can be up in an office on the boat and see what the probe or the divers are seeing down on the floor. Essentially this is microsoft's played to be the platform for collaborative mixed reality. All of ignite was conducted on microsoft. Mesh if you had the right equipment you could access it that way all space. vr apps. We'll get an upgrade to support. Mash and a preview app is coming to hollow lens. Those are the first two ways you'll be able to see it but it's also planned to come to teams and dynamics three sixty five developer tools are expected in the coming months for that third party integration that they're hoping to get But this is a very robust platform has a lot of promise proofs always in the pudding when you get people actually working on it. How well it actually works and what people use it for but microsoft really smart making an early play to say. Yeah we got hololens but we want to be the platform that everybody
‘Terminator’ Anime Series Ordered at Netflix
"News from dark. Dark horizons here. Batman scribe set for terminator anime netflix. Sky dance and japan's production. I g are all teaming up to produce an anime series based on james cameron's the terminator sifi franchise and tomlin co matter. Who co wrote matt reads upcoming. the batman. film will act as showrunner and executive producer on the project. Details of the new take have not been revealed. so yeah or matt tomlin says matson. Tomlin's does anyone who knows my writing. I believe in taking big swings going for the heart. I'm honored that netflixing sky dance have given me the opportunity to approach terminator in a way that breaks conventions subverts expectations and has real guts. So yeah we're getting a terminator anime series coming to net flix.
Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheroes And Superstores
"This is asked me another. Npr's our puzzles where games and doing the dishes fourteen times a day. I'm jonathan colton. Here's your host fear eisenberg. thanks jonathan. We're here with comedians jordan. Clever from the daily show. And judy hegel from late. Night with seth meyers. Are you to ready for another game. Yes let's do it so the english language we are speaking at right now. There are many. There are many words that english speakers use everyday. That are actually loan words. Which are things. We adapted or outright stole from other languages so ready to give you the origins of alone word. You tell us the word okay. We're going to the root and then you're gonna okay. Great okay all right jordan from an italian word meaning scratch. it's the spray painted artwork. You see on the sides buildings graffiti. Yeah that's right. And graffiti is the plural of the italian word So i guess when you just do one spray paint. That's gra fito. I like arguing. That in court your honor graffiti minor a lesser sentence. That's the most annoying graffiti artist out there. Who is out there tagging buildings there's like actually technically graffiti all jenny. Here's one for you okay. From the french term for a heavy twelve fabric made in the city of neem. You probably not wearing pants made of this material right now and maybe you never will again. So i'm looking for fabric fabric. That they make pants out of a by won't wear it again. Well 'cause it's pandemic times zooming so we don't have to wear pants. There was that was zoom joke. I wonder if that was like a hint that it s best us or something along. Those parisians bestest pants. I know i really nice. This is the best ones. They're expensive but they're worth it. Is it denham denham. Denham is correct. Yeah well done yeah. I can't get the lethal weapon question with somehow the fabric the fabric from the jordan. Yes from a word for a corpse reanimated by supernatural powers in english. It means an undead creature. Zombie me correct. Some big yes yes. I thought it was a word grade by grade berries all right. This is the last clue. Jenny this for you in sanskrit. It's a word used to describe hindu gods descending to earth in english we've taken that divine concept and used it to refer to james cameron movie avatar avatar. I'm sorry find out. I'm an etymology. That's what we've all discovered. Congratulations to answers for me to get real cock. You could start this game being like okay. So you're giving us the root you're giving us the route expertise over here okay. That was amazing. That was so fun. Thank you so much for joining us to talk to you and play some games. Thank you for having a. It's such a treat to have this like contract as a reason for human contact. That's why we do it our next you. Contestants are a couple in quarantine nico santos from nbc's superstar and two times survivor contestant. Zeke smith nico zeke. Welcome to ask me another. Hi how is your quarantine going. I think going pretty pretty well actually only got a couple of fights which actually to me. I feel like they were just missed. Communications that led to your slightly spirited disagreements nico. You're in the middle of shooting superstore when all of this happened right. Yeah we were. We had only one episode left to film and then we had to shut down production. Yeah we went up to burbank and we cleaned out his trailer and took the toilet paper with us. We did like walk around. The superstar sent seeing if we could find toilet and mysteriously all the toilet. Paper onset disappeared really. Isn't that interesting yeah Before any of us got to it somebody else. Well i mean you could also say that you have you have some really great set designers who are concerned about accuracy and they knew store set is going to be out of toilet paper. So let's take that is that is the one great thing about working on a show set in superstore. Is that anything i wanted. I could just ask for when i moved into our apartment. This was before i was dating. Zeke i needed a lot of new stuff for my apartment. And i just sort of right around. The set was like that espresso machine asks. What about that. Vitamix mysterious or another vitamix. When shopping on the set of your tv shipped advantage of the perks of this job after hustling for fifteen years in this business. Okay we have. We have a couple of great game so you guys ready for some games. Yes great so you're going to be competing against each other in this first one. It's a music parody. Game that combines. Kitty cats and the internet okay. Did you know that those were two separate things probably not. I
Book News For October 2020
"All right. Our first book deal is scholastic press acquired to change a planet by Christina Sinturin Vat. Illustrated by Rally Jim Poor Bell. The nonfiction picture book explains Climate Change, with honesty and hope for very young readers. Publication is scheduled for twenty twenty two is awesome. Crisanto avant is known for writing novels. So it's kind of cool to see her writing. A book for younger readers as well. Yes. So Christina soon, turned that we've had her on our show for We talked about a wish in the dark, which is middle grade tie inspired fantasy, and she recently came out with all thirteen, the incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys soccer team. So this would be her second nonfiction book, but this is a picture book so I like. I'm sure it's going to be just as great as her other books. Yeah. Our next book deal barefoot books but road rights to dumpling day by MIRA, serum illustrated in this day onto neon. No. In this multi-cultural counting book ten contemporary families, Cook Different types of dumplings for neighborhood potluck featuring food from their culture's. Publication is planned for fall twenty. Twenty. One Speaking of dumplings. So I had Ravioli, last night for dinner. And you know like random conversations, top Dan and I are talking and Dan was saying is really considered a dumpling. Probably Right. It's like pasta stuff with something. Our next book deal is Harpercollins Balza and Bray acquired. This place is still beautiful by debut author. She she ten the why a novel is about to estranged Sisters Margaret on early whose family becomes the victim of an anti Asian hate crime during a summer that includes surprising romances for both sisters they clashed with one another as they navigate the ripple effects that the hate crime has had in their community and uncovered the truth behind the perpetrators identity publication is set for spring twenty, twenty two. It sounds interesting because You know like we talked about this in our episode with minor feelings, but a lot of like Asian Americans are. Considered to be. Next in next in line to be White and people forget that model minority is a myth and it is a way to create a wedge between. The different minority groups. So I, think it is a very interesting Subject, to explore for WII novel. So yeah. congrats to she she for getting the story out there. our next Greystone kids acquired world rights to bioluminescence by Julia club a picture book that explores bioluminescence in nature under the seat in the woods and in the air publication scheduled for Spring Twenty, twenty, two bioluminescence. That sounds like something Like I'm just picturing a light, the illustrations for it and I'm pretty sure it's GonNa look beautiful because bioluminescence in nature is just gorgeous. If you look at photographs, have you seen in person I've seen the type of happens in the ocean when I was in San Diego when I think I, don't know if this jellyfish or it's like a glowing in the ocean. That's really beautiful. no, I have never come across bioluminescence in person the closest would be the James Cameron Movie Avatar. which is not real but Yeah I'm guessing that the illustrations will be a very beautiful. Our next book deal. Our next book deal is critical world rights to the snail by emily, H- hugues. The picture book is an exploration of Japanese American artists, Osamu Noguchi who found acceptance through the act of creation in the face of rejection from both of his homeland's publication is planned for Spring Twenty twenty two. So is this like a BIOGRAPHY PICTURE book. Yeah. It would be a biography picture look from what the description is saying your interested in why it's called the snail mail. It's a very unique title.
'Avatar 3' is nearly done filming
"So. You have Avatar here, and if anybody remembers because you're like Oh yeah, he's still making it. Very much. So James, Cameron. Right now he? Says that New Zealand has been able to get a handle. On Kobe nineteen so well that now he's resuming. Finishing Avatar three. Which is ninety five percent done and Avatar to is. One, hundred percent done. And you can read the headliner here from deadline. James Cameron says ever to filming is one hundred percent complete avatar three, ninety, five, percent complete praises New Zealand for Kobe response you probably saying, yeah, whatever man that's what they say. You know they always important as we see in never works out that way I don't believe him. Well, if you don't believe they headline right there maybe not only you'll feel better if you hear from the man himself James Cameron. But also. From the man who made James Cameron the man of versa. Honest wasn't Nigger Aka the terminator. They had a little discussion about this over of zoom call and. James Cameras steams he can't tell you details, but he seems a very confident that New Zealand. They know what they're doing over there, which allows him to finish his movie. Now before I go all the House, go movie question if you don't mind. Okay. All right. Mental. Kind of interview I just is anything I. Know you're in the middle of shooting Aba I know you've to get up to the individual because of the time changing into sealant the NORAD stop. Dummy sanding newsworthy at that you should know from administer movie coming out in the theaters in what's going on. I. Love Kobe, hit us like it hit everybody it is hard. We lost about four and a half months of production as a result of that we've rolled around one more full year for release in December of twenty two that's been that's been announced already. Now that doesn't mean that I have an extra year to finish the film because the day we deliver Avatar to will start working on finishing avatar three. So where we are right now down in New Zealand shooting, we're shooting the remainder of the live action. We've got about ten percent left to go where one hundred percent complete on Avatar to you know just gotTa stop here real quick and just say I'm looking at. autosport house and it looks adorable. Core I'm looking at this big as Mary here in the back. He's got these little teacups look China look you know little plates and little animals back there. He looks like the this House looks like the House of the old woman that Babysat the kids in the neighborhood. Multitudes man you think he's just a strong man he's sophisticated as hook it really see him going to like antique shows and buying China sooner having tea parties with his wife was up and. I. You know I. Mean this funny. He does this big as guy that got this sense of the Shelf Baker. I like the meanwhile we're James Cameron living. That's my question. It seems very desolate like obviously he's on. His home or whatever. But you think you would spruce that thing up. It looks like a fucking like not a motel, but there's nothing on the walls man got the. Flour barely staying alive. Looks like he's at the W.. Two is about underwater and he's not watering those goddamn plants. Not at all, but he loves blue got a big. Blue Door? A Little. That was the way I can actually know if it was at James Cameron Movie, the Terminator Robert Patrick shows up in terminator two and that Shit immediately goes blue true lies shot in that blue tent for the entire movie. He's got a distinct style say that I believe he actually had a cat spray painted blue. Around the house inspiration, it's a genius I can do this. It's inspiration. You'll get it in twelve years whatever want to give me a couple of years actually kept talking. To resume that conversation right here we're short of ninety, five percent complete on on. The painting. That's a door God damnit. We're just we're very lucky in that. We chose this as our production site years ago we made the first film here in New Zealand and it turns out to be one of the its its ranking to the first or second best country in the world for its Kobe. Response. Germany's in the number one spot sometimes New Zealand's in the number one spot. So now all I do is sit back. And wait for the rest of the world to get their shit together. So he can release the
James Cameron Says ‘Avatar 2’ Filming Is 100% Complete, ‘Avatar 3’ 95% Finished; Praises New Zealand COVID Response
"Cameron has some big news about avatar to the director shared a brand new update about the status of the upcoming Avatar sequel. While on a video call with Arnold Schwarzenegger ahead of the 2020 Austrian World Summit environmental Conference, Cameron revealed that the sequel is complete. He shared that they lost about 4.5 months of production. Due to the cove in 19 pandemic. Cameron also opened up about Avatar three and said he's currently in New Zealand, shooting the remainder of the live action scenes and ads. They're roughly 95% done with a third movie Avatar to the way of water is expected to hit theaters December 2022 Nickel
Tom Cruise aims higher with movie shot on space station
"Well word on the street is that Tom Cruise is working with you on musk's SpaceX company on a movie in space and word is Tom cruise's approach by James Cameron to shoot a movie in space fifteen years ago that didn't really work out but now the idea is being revitalized with the lan musk's company at the forefront of a potential
EXPAND - Edit 2 five ideas - banana - burst 06
"I saw this thing in my head and I was like how do I do it? Personally like five ideas, and then like over the course of the next five years they slowly came up and remain. I was able to research. THING BE? Kind of is like Avatar for James. Cameron but technology didn't exist. You know The the first one I was like okay. I had done this as I said about at Burgers Campaign for Budweiser. That was like a this cool, beautifully styled. Burgers by this Jamie game. He was a food stylist next to beer, and I was just like it was all about like we all like four or five different burgers or sandwiches or like pulled pork. But I'd like a still photo. Distant to justice I was just like sitting there like you can see the different layers, and you can't really understand it, and and so I was like Oh what if I did a video that like made this better, and that's where the Burger drive came from which was like by I like proof of concept of like vigil engineering, and what I mean by that, so that was a
Quarantine Chat with the Reel Screeners
"I have been I literally about fifteen twenty minutes ago watched the last episode of the Second Season of altered carbon which was released about a month ago or so on Netflix But I hadn't seen the first season so I spent a long time watching the first season. The second season finally finished it and man This is such a dense and such a layered Show it's a show that demands your undivided attention. It's a show that is It I liked the first season better than the second season. I have to say Agreem- you've seen you've seen the first season troy right. Yeah I really liked the per season the second season wasn't as compelling for me. I about halfway through it and if I don't finish it I'M NOT GONNA be upset so it was thinking about this. You know It's a lot. It was a lot to think about in just twenty minutes and I came up with you know the the reason I think the first season is stronger is because it has a lot more intrigue and things to discover This is a show that has a lot of twists and turns. And I like it for that reason So it's it's think think I like the first season to like Ridley Scott Particularly like blade runner and alien and then the second season is GonNa like in. The second season is more like a. Wachowski which house key brothers with like the Matrix. Although both seasons have you know characteristics or tones that you know we can compare to the Matrix but basically it's a Scifi show There's also anime. Anime influences in there A lot of ghost in the shell and so the premise of the show. For those of you that have not seen it Basically in the future Every human who was born can download their consciousness into a little chip that they call stack. And so basically you never die because as long as that stack is okay you you can just be put into a different body. Which in the show they call sleeves and it's a show about power struggles in. It's like it's like a detective story as well. And it has some film war elements In the new season in the second season Anthony Mackie who plays Falcon in the avengers? A key plays the main character. Takeshi batch. is his name Good acting all throughout a solid a storyline. The second season just falls kinda short for me a little bit because it just got a little convoluted and it's just really hard to follow at times because there's so much information and that's my my feeling about it but overall if you're a Scifi fan and you like the Matrix and you like you know really Scott Material James Cameron stuff. You should watch altered carbon in my opinion the I think the I think the second season. Kinda has that sophomore slumping. The first season is grabs you. Because it's all new. This is stuff you haven't seen before and then the second season you're already use that stuff that the interest in the first season so the second season asked to really step it up keep that same level of excitement and Like you said I mean the second season great acting cinematography was was good. It just is not a new concept commanding anymore. And I'm just Kinda Ma- about the second season I was that made me. They wrote themselves into a corner or anything. Like maybe over thinking it and trying to be a little too crazy. I think it's just more of the same from the first season and it just it doesn't look raise. The bar from the first season is just as good as the first season but the first season was groundbreaking heard exactly. I think it's just like rehashing. The first and then again I just felt like there was more to look forward to like more surprises. The twist and turns were like more. I Dunno engaging I guess an an and I think that the second season followed the love story a little too much. There's a love story at the center of the second season and dine those love stories hidden away the action fat. It's just that it wasn't the bogus of the first one. As much I guess as as it was the second season and I think that kind of detracted from other fun aspects for me. But that's just the way I felt anyway that in this whole thing with the sleeves It can be the same character played by a different actor. Sometimes that's hard to follow from season to season because you went from you know. I can't remember the actor from the first season to Anthony. Mackie completely different. Look but in your mind you have to make that connection the same guy from the same guy. Yeah so the actor in the first season was played by Joel Kinman But yeah like that's another point. That's a very good point because you have the same personality the same mind but in a different body and that happens a lot so you. It's hard to keep track of okay. No very cerebral. You had to pay attention while you're watching it. In fact had told me yesterday he was like it's one of those shows where you know like the Matrix you have to be stuck to every single word or else you're gonNA something vinyl. Yes yes but you know what overall I liked it I I gotta say that I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it overall. But anyway if you've already watched everything else on that flicks you go ahead and watch that second season the first season definitely you should watch
The Monster Movie Hall of Fame and 'The Invisible Man'
"Later in the show. I'll have an interview with Lebron L. The writer director of the new updated edition of the invisible man. A movie that shifts the perspective of the classic horror movie to the victim in this case played by the Amazing Elizabeth Moss when Elsa Clever Jonah craftsman and we had a fun chat about how he's reinventing the work of the historic universal monster movies and some of his aides filmaker. Heroes like James Cameron and Paul Hogan and John Carpenter but I I am joined by ringer contributor and one of the best film minds around Adam Neiman. Thanks for joining me Adam. Thanks for having me Adam. We're here to build another wing in the movie hall of fame. Today we said post and beam on the monster movie hall of fame. Now you know monster. Movies are tricky because there are two distinctions between them. One is your classical scare movie that enrapture audiences but maybe doesn't really mean very much and then. The other is the load-bearing bearing metaphorical monster that communicate something to the world about maybe it's ills or human psychology or things of that nature I assume that you are more fan of the latter. But May maybe that's not the case. I think I'm a fan of the ladder when it's less calculated You know the the joke I liked to tell his one day. Someone's GonNa make really good specific movie about a social problem like documentary and then at a press conference the director. She's going to be like this movie's a metaphor for zombies and just waiting for someone to do but I mean I think that in the last couple years because you have some like Jordan. Peele who has spoken not in terms of monster movies but in terms of horror movies. He's talked about you. Know his office for those social thrillers or Social Horror Movies and the metaphorical dimension to them. And so you know because monsters are a subset of horror movies as you say a delivery device for for scares those streams often do cross but yeah. I think some of the best monster movies of all time are definitely ones where monsters represent something whether it's something inside or outside society or something inside or outside people but I'm also just a a big fan of movies. Where like spooky things jump out at people in eat them? So it's a IT'S A. It's a fine balance before we get started on constructing this this list that we've put together here. Do you remember your first monster movie experience at the movie. That felt like a monster movie to me and I mean it it is a monster is when Pinocchio gets swallowed by the whale. Oh yeah which is. Obviously you know I mean there's a biblical reference there to to Joan in the whale and it's You know like for for for kids. Who Who who see Pinocchio? That whale is just nightmarish and terrifying and and gigantic. I mean my dad. I think that's the first movie he ever told you to. Took me to it. Just absolutely scared the hell out of me that and the giant squid in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. Same thing oh great both Some Disney spun con there. Well done by in and and you. Well I'm thinking about Pinocchio as you say it and the thing that scared me more than the whale is the sequence in which the boys turn into donkeys boys which is just absolutely disturbing and also kind of metaphorical in its way Not to put too fine a parasite point on it I'm trying to think of my first true scary movie experience. I feel like what I got two young Frankenstein before I got to Frankenstein in. It's funny. How when something like that happens how it can obscure your relationship to movies and I think it actually made me Not so much scared movie theaters but just just sort of happy and smiling and laughing. I tend to laugh at horror movies and monster movies because I get kind of perverse thrill out of them and I so I if young Frankenstein. Ken Count that would be. That would be my number one. I mean obviously. I saw a bunch movies that we'll talk about here on this list that a very young age. And maybe that's an opportunity to just go right into it. So here's what we're going to do. We'RE GOING TO GO CHRONOLOGICALLY. So there's a long history. I would say monster. Movies are essentially as old as movies themselves. So we're going to try to walk through. Essentially I don't know eighty ninety years of movie history and try to capture. What are the absolute most representative interesting compelling fascinating monster movies ever made and the monsters? I think the conversation should really be about the monsters inside of the movies and why they're so effective as devices for either sending those messages or just scaring the shit out of us. So you chosen five. I've chosen five. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA Ariffin vamp little bit. Why don't you give me your first pick going all the way back to the nineteen thirties? Sure and you know it's interesting because now when we've got it arranged chronologically we've got this this interesting blindspot which. Kinda be filled in as we go along. Which is we've both bypassed. The true initial cohort of Universal Monster. Movies right the very late twenties very early thirties because the first movie on my list is King Kong. So I have bypassed Dracula Frankenstein you know bride of Frankenstein Which are all these enduring literary properties that have been made and remade for a long time and I think the thing about King Kong. It just feels like the primal scene for me of monster as spectacle because he's not human sized right. He's not an actor costume he's not You know someone doing an accent or wearing makeup. He's a special effects creation and the thing about the original King Kong. Every time I watch it is. It is just so spectacular visually. In an analog era. You know the the integration of those stop motion special effects into old sets and the exaggerated camera angles on the actors and just the the surrealism of it. I've read that. The actual surrealists the the practicing artists within that within that movement re huge fans of King Kong for one thing. 'cause monster just keeps changing size. You know it's inconsistent it's inconsistent but it's also just stunning because from scene to scene you know when he's just represented by giant hander giants foot or the close ups on the is and then you can also still cut backing these establishing shots and seeing him in these different environments and. I think it's the way also that it goes from this primal island to this urban city. The monster in his home context. And then sort of you know thrashing around in the middle of maternity causing chaos. It's just like the deepest the deepest core horror fantasy. You know that that that I can think of I. I just think it's absolutely astonishing and I never tire of watching it. It's funny I think a lot of the monsters on our list Get repeated and reused and re contextualize over and over again the thing with King Kong is is the actual character of King Kong comes up over and over and over and over again. We're getting another King Kong movie this year. And for whatever reason I would say between King Kong and Godzilla. Those are really the only two significant monsters that we never tire of somehow. That don't don't expire. You know I think that the idea behind what King Kong represents and there's obviously been an extraordinary amount of both academic critical just fun writing about What happens when colonialists enter a less developed world and attempt to steal things from it But in addition to that it is this grand spectacle and we talk a lot on the show about is. It doesn't move. You have a reason to be seen in a movie theater. Then I feel like the original King. Kong is is one of the landmark achievements and you have to see this on a giant screen. There's nowhere else for to be seen. We'll for sure. I maybe just in terms of bridging King Kong with those other brand name monsters of the period he in genders the same kind of complex sympathy. That you have with Boris. Karloff Frankenstein. Right I mean you even have a rhyme in those two movies wherein Frankenstein. He picks the little girl up by the river without doing what he's doing. And you know drowns her accidentally and certainly king kongs intentions towards Aren't violent. They're they're in his sort of chivalrous or desirous or somewhere in between there. I think the reason he endures an even the point that God's Zilla as a character eventually got bent in King kongs direction because the original godzillas dot anthropomorphized sympathetic at all. And then over the years. And they made Godzilla more like King Kong. I think being inside that sort of like destructive force but you're also misunderstood and you're more a victim of circumstance than anything else that's a really appealing escapist fantasy for filmgoers even thinking the original King Kong as terrifying as it is and as brutal as the violences like a people have never seen it. He smush is people into Goo on screen. You know You're still with him and I think that that's a really great monster. Movie needs on some kinds of great monster movies that you need that possible level of identification or sympathy. So it's not just purely a nightmare. I think the original King Kong does that just just amazingly well. So you're next pick actually doesn't do the former thing that you were just describing which is there's no crushing there's no Gu. There's no absolute violence of a kind in your next week. What's your next movie? The next movie I have is is cap. People which is part of a cycle of really low key atmospheric horror movies produced in the mostly in the nineteen forties. Bhai guy named Val Luton and I would say that if you get a chance to see Ken. Jones documentary thou loot man in the shadows. I think it's the best documentary I've ever seen about a filmmaker at particularly about how Luton changed horror movies by using the lack of a budget. And the lack of franchise -able characters. You Know He. He didn't have the roster that universal was working with all these all star. You know horror icons so he made it less more. It's the it's the the the the cinema of of of suggestion and scary around the edges. But it's also movie about people transforming into cats I. It's a booby that plays the the ambiguity of is this or isn't this real up. You know for for a long time but it really does give over to the idea that the main character the heroin does when stimulated or afraid you know actually transform into A cat due to this this this Eastern European mysticism and it's also a movie. I'm sure they'll come later. That gets remade in the eighties and completely liberalised because instead of just talking with someone turning into a cat or remembering someone turning into a cat you actually see it on screen with with special effects and it's It's less effective to me. Do you do you like the Paul schrader version that you're describing the eighties version. I like the Paul schrader version. Because it's wild acid trippy. Paul schrader horror movie. And it's it's glory and it's actually not as full-on like latex hydraulic special effects. His other movies from the period. But I I love the original are you are you. Are you fond of the delude films directed by Jacques Turner? Who did a bunch of the other ones is it a? Is it a a a source of Phantom for you it is? I saw cat people and the Leopard men in a couple of them many many years ago and then actually over Halloween this year my wife and I were looking and you know as I get older Halloween. Getting more and more difficult to program. If we're not gonNA rewatch something. But we watched a couple movies. We watched The criterion collection had the ghost ship which I had never seen which I thought had. It has a very similar approach to kind of What's happening in the shadows? Which is most of his films are using that strategy of not showing the thing and then I watched by myself. The body snatcher and both of them. I thought were pretty great. I mean I this is also a case where I I. I probably saw Kent Jones's documentary before seeing any of the films and while that was a great thing for my film education it also kind of warped perception of the movie because I was seeing it as a kind of intellectual exercise in a way where I understood technique as opposed to some of these other movies that we're GonNa talk about here where I just happened to be nine years old when I saw it in a completely reorganized my brain chemistry in a way but I do like his movies. And especially this one that you've chosen well and then also just the last thing to say but it may be that because it's not special effects and spectacle it anticipates where horror movies would go in the sixties with the idea of the monster within right. I mean here. It's not a an invading apor vampire. It's the idea of a woman who's subconscious and her inner life motivates this transformations client about the link between monstrous and desire and monstrous and repression. Which is why it tends to be. You Know Pretty Beloved Academically but I mean by the sixties. Neither US talk about these movies. But you start having the idea of the human monster in movies like psycho or whatever else and you can kind of trace aligned from the way cat. People stages horror towards that stuff. I think I think that's right. And I think it's probably a capitals nifty double feature with the peg for this film the invisible man because that movie is also as much about.
Intel's Mobileye demos autonomous car equipped only with cameras, no other sensors
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A Look At The Latest Movies In Theaters
"Movies tonight's premiere a lot of really interesting movies premiering tonight including the latest in the terminator series in the first movie that James Cameron's been involved in in a bit joining us now to talk about terminator dark fate and a few others is sorry bunch Washington post center stage contributor and movie critic joining us here in the here who have program said bunch good to talk to you about friends here in Cleveland how are I'm great Bob I'm great it is it is kind of a weird weekend at the at the movies you've got you've got a couple of pseudo award hi quite releases coming out this weekend you've got motherless Brooklyn right which is the ad Norton new are about life in New York City in the in you know thanks Vera it it is that the the problem with this movie is that it is the features as Norton doing that very ed Norton the actor leaf thing you know if you've seen the trailer a hundred times and I have a you know that this is you know that this is going to be which he you know kind of should the shuddering map and then you also have which is the story of Harriet Tubman I let me see if I may so he let me ask you a bit more about motherless Brooklyn because I am an Edward Norton fan and I'm I mean going going back to the illusionist I mean it I mean virtually all of the twenty fifth hour is that the kind of thing you're talking about when you see a typical Edward Norton type of it is a very it's a very after the manner performance yeah he's doing he's doing if he played a character who has as a mental disorder if they it's kind of a rain man white hi situation and you know it it it depends on how much patience you have for that like I it again my my my big complaint here is that the movie is two and a half hours long and the this is the an ad that somebody with limited patient it's hard to do that and so and there's also Herriot which unfortunately I I miss that my my child had the flu so I was not able to get the the the press screening of that but I'm I'm pretty interested in it in part because it makes Hardman look like a walking talking poster for the the the second amendment as she's you know she she has the arm up there she can head back south and and free the slaves I I I I am looking for that I have not actually seen it's like yeah I can't say one way or the other if it is they recommend or not recommend other terminator dark fate is is the big movie out this week of opening wide on you know four thousand three and is the first James Cameron involves terminator then in the the second one then he turned right back yeah and it is also a direct sequel to teach here this is one thing that people are fans if if there are fans out there who have obsessively watched all of the terminator movies you know terminator three terminator salvation terminator Genisys that that there are Connor chronicle this kind of gets all of that the the the with all of that out of existence and it's just the straight world two terminator two which that's great news that's great news because I I'm one of those who skipped all of those sorry I I I I don't know why the genesis and the others did not grab me because I was a huge terminator fan of the first two and I missed all the rest so I kind of thought I can't go see this I will have missed so much so you're saying that matter does not matter if you if you've seen terminator wanted terminator two you're all caught up I think I think most people have just seen terminator one in terminator three honestly I I have a soft spot for I thought it was interesting and there's something kind of different with the with the with the franchise the terminator dark fate starters there were it features the return of Linda Hamilton affair Connor she is back in trying to save a a young girl who lived in Mexico for being a what being wiped out by the terminator that is kind of a mix of the the terminators from the first two movies that if the if gotta act endoskeleton you know the metal and a skeleton with the metal liquid liquid metal poly alloy him make a kind of separate itself the can in separate itself into two sermon acres wow it's not just one and can I come in gonna coming hello and thank you and also a defining this girl is at a argument human I play by mackenzie Davis who who is the is the interesting actress she was on the halt and catch fire the prestige internet TV are you know prestige SL on AMC about the the ride the use a mac whatever Bubba around the figure out so the bunch though about terminator dark fate is is at his age he doesn't look like in cannot be the terminator of the past what role does Arnold play in his terminator by a persona in this thing sure well I I I don't want to spoil too much but but Arnold is also back he he will be back he is back and he is playing a terminator that has that came back from from the past and have kind of that'll that'll down almost the he has he has a family and I I'm not joking not a joke you have a family and his family is a family of five plus I mean I I get was it too much okay bye I got too much it is it is interesting you know there's there's there's a whole gender studies dissertation the written about the evolution of the terminator through through the years you know the in the four and like the role of masculinity in society or something as in the first movie right he's just as big Bob naked that you'd write me right goes around killing people and you know he is very of what product any you know and then in the second movie he had you have to learn to feel any you know he he gave he did he get them humor and you get them on personality and then in this movie he is again almost domesticated and it's very strange to her watch he that play out on screen it's not bad exactly if it's just strange I don't know I mean but the problem with this movie is that it totally fine but nothing more than that and if you if you want to revisit this world and you want to do it with James Cameron I think you need something a little more than fine but I also don't know that there's there's that much more you can do with the terminator movies right if it's a movie about you know sending a robot back into the past to kill somebody who is important to humanity future and you can only do that so many times with the before before the well really run right right well yeah I I just I think it I I think you could I I I I can't I can't give us a strong recommend in the sense that I don't think it's a much the gotta you gotta get out there you're gonna be wowed by it but it's it's okay it's fine you won't hate it if if mediocre we're not gonna see Arnold on skis jumping over cage shark though you're here you're telling me it's it's it's a less okay I feel like that sounds may have jumped the shark when you told me there's a terminator family I don't know how that's going to play out they said the only ask you one other question also opening this weekend I'm AT and if you've seen it or not but I'm interested just because of the heavy weights involved deniro has taken on a break from bashing Donald Trump and decided to make a movie here with Pacino and with the ray Romano as well it's the Irishman the Jimmy Hoffa another Jimmy Hoffa a vehicle here any thoughts on that one well I actually see that this morning there's a press screening the hot so I I do not have any thought Jeff yeah I I I don't be is it actually out in theaters now is that I had seen the ingleses opens today now so that yeah yeah yes so it is it okay after this is a necklace release it is going to be playing limited in a few theaters around the country it is a and I I just looked it up it is playing in DC so I I see it in a couple hours I will let you get back and let everybody know how good it is next week I yeah but it is it is out in a limited run in theaters right now mostly landmark they think and then it's going to be on Netflix on I think the fifteenth but let me I I will I will I I saw I saw the promotion for the movie yesterday on I don't know if it was the today show for what it was but but I did see here in interview no one today but anyway I did see an interview with the three of them and you know anytime you see anytime you see deniro and Pacino get together on screen which they have done numerous times it's it's huge it's you know either the chemistry is always perfect and and and it's always it the question is about the story which you'll find out later this morning but I'm also curious to see whether or not Robert de Niro's brand has been damaged or diminished at all because of his you know is this political career now seems to be as important to him is that his acting career and some people love his you know outside interests bashing Donald Trump and some people really resent it'll be interesting to see how audiences respond yeah so it it's on that puts on November twenty seventh in theaters now it in a few theaters now Hampel theaters now and then they'll be on Netflix starting November twenty seventh you know it's interesting because I I it'll be it'll be hard to judge exactly what what the response to this movie is because Netflix doesn't release any actual data you know they they don't release box office data they don't release of the data who actually watch it the movie and how much of it so it's hard it's hard to say if audiences will you know will stay away from that new models sorry is this a new model big you're right I mean it's Netflix produced and I think I saw on exposures today it's a hundred sixty million dollar budget so it's a massive budget movie if I saw that correctly in its Netflix and they are going to put it on Netflix but it's going to have a limited run in theaters is that a new model I don't I don't recall that being a very common thing if it's Netflix for them to put it in the mix we asked for a while they do it they do it for the they do it for you know doctors even type movie the the awards contenders because in order to qualify for the Oscars you have to have a theatrical run in in at least New York and Los Angeles or you know one week or two weeks it if if the thing so they they expand that a little bit and do you know Chicago the others but it is it is not a it is not the standard necklace really followed not the first time they've done that they did that last year for Roma and some of their other movies ballad about their Scruggs and and a couple others and they've they've done it a couple times this year but it is it's very it's very strange because the because of the way they work the major theater chains that want to work with them they have to do the right in the route well I'll tell you what Sonny it's a really interesting mix there's terminator if you're a fan of the series of special the first to go to that one if you can stand two and a half hours of jittery go see motherless Brooklyn and we'll find out next week what you thought of the Irishman sunny bunch Washington Post movie critic thank you so
The Future of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney's Movie Monopoly
"I think we have to go and see twenty three right off. The top. I manage just told me that she read a thorough examination of the announcements made at this this weekend event. How are you feeling. Are you excited about the disney plus era upon us yeah but you have to do this. Julia minoshe from nonfiction chris farley watched non-fiction. You can just look blog. I clarified clarifying. I i think for disney and for me <hes> possibly in different ways you know disney has a strong brand as we know and it is quite articulate clearly articulated ticketed in this and i think that there will be many people including parents and star wars fans who have end marvel fans watch look forward to and i will be sending ending my streaming money elsewhere very interesting not surprising take from chris you are the coast of a podcast called the watch a long running podcast a hot. It looks closely a culture at large but particularly television a lot of t._v. Shows and disney plus. Here's my take on them. Don't care. I'd like to talk to you guys about the movies that were announced cheshire. Okay aside from the mandatory and i do care about this. Say which i care about all the there are two more stories memories t._v. shows. I'm sorry yet theoretically the mental learn is the only thing i have a clear percents of what it is and what it's going to be which actually does feel like the star wars show that we should have had like twenty five years ago very like <hes> grounded in the dirt small character look as opposed to the intergalactic battle kind of t._v. Show the other shows. I don't even know what are those shows. Isn't there a urine mcgregor. Obi obi wan the whole thing right. I think he's lovie wine. Even as i was saying it out loud i was like oh got him getting the names right. Am i getting the names right. Have you guys like a mandate. We're going to do a star wars episode so you should host and she she has ever told you. The story of this is a fun game to play. If you're like in a car and really board is you can ask you just tell you the plot of a movie a husband and i do this sometime and we maybe we should just do a podcast sometimes because it's really wild what people remember but famously i was asked to do the plot of star wars and i gave the entire plot with like intense analysis of the sexual tension between luke and leia and then also hans solo and the trash chute and all this stuff and just like did not mention the desktop the sexual tension between hansel and the trash chute. We are in russian. Oh yeah and i even got but at no point. Did i mention like the death star them blowing it up like the central plot of the movie just didn't exist in my brain spoiler. Sorry we have revealed views here officially that the death star is destroyed and star wars a new hope very sorry to everybody who hasn't seen episode four chris. Would you make the movie news non non non star wars edition so we got some moral news. We got a little look at the lady and the tramp live action yeah so for most of my life. Disney has been like a non factor <hes> it was a i never really grew up in disney household and a lot of these <hes> sort of legacy titles. Don't really mean a lot to me. I don't even know if i actually seen bambi like for instance. <hes> so a seminal event in movie history interesting to have the doorway into disney is marvel and star wars for me but now being introduced to this huge volume play and that that is kinda gonna come attendant with all this stuff and one of the things that we probably talk about when we get into the summer movie awards. That's been kind of confusing for me. This summer is having take things like aladdin seriously. You've been doing that no but it's like that takes up a lot of airspace. Have you seen either aladdin no yeah so you're not taking taking it serious. Oh i'm not taking it seriously but wouldn't you say that it plays a larger role in like pop culture in general because of the like the volume of the megaphone is that much louder pre everything builds everything else and now you've got these three things that disney legacy titles marvel and star wars say nothing of pixar and everything else that take up. I mean this is what you're saying a stranglehold on your brain. It's like sixty five percent of the airwaves man. It's true although in nineteen ninety-two aladdin was a big deal to so if you were hosting the watch which i don't know what would it have been call one thousand nine hundred smells like teen spirit yeah exactly if you were hosting smells like teen spirit the podcast you can get out of your windows media player six days to download it would still be forced to talk about and in some form or fashion but you're right the the the amount of mindshare that they have right now obviously is overwhelming and this is. I mentioned this biennial event. It doesn't happen every year the fact that it happened at this exact time while we're going through a me when wesley just had this conversation last week on the show we were like we are being choked out. You know brock listener has come to choke out with content. You guys get that referenced. I it's about wrestling. It's he wasn't in fighting with my family to today. Thank you to too much time on this podcast. I it is interesting like i could not help but see the announcement black panther too and just how far away that is. We are a thousand days away from black panther too. That's a long time. It's a it's become a cliche to say. We're all gonna be dead by then or the world will be on fire but it's possible that some things are significantly different culture at large a thousand days from now. We may not even have t._v.'s in one thousand days i don't. I don't know what's coming so to be planning that far ahead for something thing particularly something that is so anticipated yeah. I thought it was so strange. I thought it was almost like teasing away. That's funny because i had the opposite reaction which she's like this thing that we have been predicting for a long time which is disney as monopoly is here the this we have seen the realignment of the studios and the streaming services and kind of what the big names are going to be and we have been like well disney's just going to own everything and disney will have this movie and disney will have the streaming service and the men were in all of this i._p. And this was just the confirmation a certainty of okay they have consolidated. All of the i._t. Is together they have their distribution plan ready and disney plus and what what we expected to happen is going to happen and i have an easier time imagining how black panther too is going to fit into entertainment as we consume consumer than i do like basically any movie that a traditional movie studio is releasing or even most of the t._v. Shows on basic cable at this point but i think that the interesting thing that came out of some of these announcements between black panther being nine hundred days away and spider man being excommunicated from the is that there are a lot of people waiting on line. You know what i mean to get in to get their big screen time. There's a lotta characters. There's a lot of filmmakers producers who are all like so. This was a a huge hit and we've got to wait like four years and my guys gotta be in like a couple of thirty seconds spots and post credit sequences of the internals. That's you're telling me it's like that. I'm not single. Black panther would walk away from you. I don't think he michael jordan's. Not gonna get did going to do that but the spiderman thing i thought was indicative of indicative of so he being like let's go let's. Let's do another one most definitely but i think it's because while i think what you're saying is right that the playing field is kind of settled in a way that it's at least for the next next six to twelve months is going to be disney versus net flicks and then h._b._o. Max will come along and then you know. Universal will clarify what they're plays for the most part we we know what the short-term clarity around things but three years from now. I don't know if there's going to movie theaters close three years from now. I don't know if we will have have forty five hundred movie screens three years from now so getting that far ahead of ourselves. I think you're right chris that there's a desire to kind of plant flags. There's there has been mark. Harris has been writing about about this for coming up on ten years. Now this sort of like we plant our flag on a film that we don't even know what it is seven years ahead of time black panther too in particular those struck me as weird because it might be after the rise of skywalker. Maybe avatar to the most anticipated movie that exists that we're aware of world is that i am. I overstating it to say that will add. I think the avatar to is a good example. I mean not that. It's going to go black panthers. The wait between black panther one and two is nothing nothing resembling avatar in avatar too but it is indicative the fact that i think that like without seeing a single piece of footage. I think a lot of people are like. Does anybody still care about avatar. I was gonna ask coup is anticipating. I've talked to you besides get mine. I don't now i don't know but underestimate james cameron at your peril because this is what happened with titanic and this is what happened with avatar people were like is this going to be good. I don't know if i care about this and then boom biggest movie of all time and then biggest movie of all time twice he did that twice. People were like i don't know he lost his fastball. He's a weirdo. He loves to play with his toys doesn't understand humanity so i i wouldn't underestimate cameron trouncing
San Diego Comic-Con 2019: What's Happened So Far
"And writer. Why trembling so we are here again? We have experienced Thursday this the first day of this edition of Comecon it started out kind of slow do say so myself yeah. This is a strangely empty. Day was only one major studio Jio handle maybe to include H._B._O.. But it's Duffy the quieter Thursdays who seem quite some time yeah I know you rushed over to haul age to cover the terminator dark fate panel in you. Send us a photo of like the Rome from half empty filled up towards the end as people serve realizing they can get in but with ten minutes ago they were literally thousands of seats less than how each and I was on the show floor earlier today to record video and boy was that place busy so all the people that weren't in hall age for on the show floor <hes>. Let's talk about Terminator. I know they release something online right from that. Yeah they released a brief each threat they also showed during the panel panel also gut which seemed to be an extended trailer zooming longer version of will be online. You know soon enough. What was that plus a panel with the cast in director to Miller Arnold Schwarzenegger limbs were they are so then he felt like an event even if the room wasn't as packed act as usual yet we learnt big news <hes> one of the original cast members returning yet his as interestingly James Cameron wasn't there came into do a livestream we have to set or to the Edward Furlong on we'll be back as John Connor at quartz by John Connor Interior to in return for new sequels <hes> but he's nowhere to be seen in the footage so these symptoms role is unknown of this time tech is not in the footage suggests babies a brief brief appearance Republican? You and James Cameron Nas in a strange rate to come off hand mentioned. He's go yeah. Edward Furlong is back yet ended I from what I heard from inside sources that he might not be reprising his role as John Connor. I don't know what the wait and see that one. I'm wondering if digital recreation Edward Furlong honestly yes Edward Furlong. Isn't this movie the other thing is. I don't think if they're not the show him in the trailers. I don't think anybody's going to recognize him. Have you seen him lately. I have not he does not look anything like images of him. After this announcement did not like he doesn't look rate. He doesn't look camera. You I will say yeah now. That's for sure okay so the footage. You guys did say what you think. What did you say after being really really underwhelmed by the first <unk> online account win this panel expecting the worst end? What we saw looked pretty? We do <unk> yeah. I was surprised too. I think the first trailers try to hold back a little bit too much what the Terminator Nece of it all but here in this footage that we finally hear Linda Hamilton as their connor say I'll how did that and that was the thing that shares that will the thing that was like oh it grabbed. My attention was important that we talk about from this footage thing that people don't believe what I tell them is the or Schwarzenegger's new Terminator Peter's named Carl that is funny. Is that something we didn't know before he's playing a whole new character character whole determiner named Carl and the food we saw opens with extended version of seeing the trailer. It should be mentioned that you have a dog very strange began with a Mexico car chase the desert's Mexico where candidate for security grace is defending <hes> to to be hunted by Terminator <unk> Gable Luna as give Lewis driving at semi-truck and they're like pick up as big fight scene as a bowl cars crashing and Sarah Connor Arriving Saves Day with machine-gun rocket launcher casually blowing orange and say I'll be back grabbing a shotgun off of it was a cool crowd pleasing thing very big very slick looking to mellow the director who deductible
Dissecting the 2019 Version of 'The Lion King'
"Are here to talk about the twenty thousand nine hundred film the Lion King which is also one thousand nine hundred four film called the Lion King. This is a photo realistic digitally animated reimagining though not quite so creatively reimagined version of the lion king which is of course one of the Canonical Disney new golden teenage classics that has been remade in this series of remakes and boy. There are a lot of things to say about this film. They're not a lot of things to say about. The plot of this film because the plot is exactly the same as the original yes for the most part but Amanda. Let's start this conversation by talking about one thousand nine hundred four wow take take me back to Amanda Dobbins in one thousand nine hundred four entering a movie theater and experiencing the lion king so I would have been nine years old at the time of the release police and I'm trying to remember. I don't remember this actual theater day experience because again I was nine I don't know what are you going to say children children but I have probably seen seen this movie after the fact as much as any other Disney movie that I've seen and I think this soundtrack definitely became a part of my life. We have spent a lot of time on this five guys talking about how much I love Elton. John and I think this was my entry way into Elton on John. <hes> so I the music and those opening notes you make me emotional every single time and I think I'm trying to remember we were talking I went to they were released the lion king the nineteen ninety-four Lion King about ten years. There's an I actually went to see that in theaters which is strained. It's not something I normally do. I don't go in for that type of nostalgia usually but this became the central Disney tax for Amihai for a lot of other people in my generation I think because it's not about princess and it's not about a boy either I mean obviously there are male and female lions but it's just about animals. I think it's about more than just a love story which which is great it brings in a larger audience and I think probably both in terms of story musical achievement. I think it's the peak of the new golden era of Disney I would agree with you and I think that that has evolved over time. This up in this movie was obviously massive box office success. Yes it was later adapted Julie Taymor into a very successful Broadway adaptation. This new version is directed by Jon favreau. Who is one of the I think one of the signature blockbuster film makers of his era so you know this meaningful the movie the original movie was nominated for the two Academy Awards which actually feels quite low in retrospect this is before there was a best animated feature category was not needed for best original score and best original song for can you feel the love tonight? I definitely saw the lion king three or four times in the movie theater really and I was I think I was eleven when the film was released so maybe a little old but I also I think I was very I think Aladdin ensnared me and I got very excited about people like Robin Williams and so the <unk> Immonen Puma aspect the movie. I've done very appealing. I was not quite aware of the Shakespearean hamlet intonations or the biblical Joseph and Moses Story but at the same time I think that this movie is pitched a little older than say Aladdin for that the reason because there are those generational and canonical overtones in it's about fathers and sons and family what we leave behind and responsibility and larger issues. There's there are no oh princesses in this movie which I think is one of the other things to that is significantly different from so many of the classic Canonical Disney movies that we talk about this isn't Cinderella. This isn't sleeping beauty. This isn't even Aladdin in that respect. It's a very male movie. All of the main characters are very male and I wonder if as a kid I I was responding to that unconsciously somehow. I'm sure you were. I think it is also somehow it is very male but somehow feels like less masculine that a lot of I have been handed a lot of male focus. I've caught her throughout my life and especially as a kid and I do think that this opened up a little bit more than it is. Also there are female characters. Nala is not as developed as you might right like but at the end of the other lions you know they're lions can see yourself if you're going to see yourself in an animal. You're going to see yourself in an animal. There's kind of less gender stuff to work with. I'm glad we agree that. This is the peak of the Disney neo golden era the decision to remake. This movie is complex on the one hand. If you listen to our episode about alive and you know that there is really one reason why they're doing this which is money. These movies are making a lot of money. These live action remakes. Some of them are more successful than others. Yes I think Dumbo came out earlier this year and has already been forgotten. That was not very successful these from financial perspective I think creatively there's kind of some cool things in dumbo happening. It's Tim Burton applying his Tim burntness to the Disneyworld which is kind of a kick unto itself. We may look back on in ten years ago. That was interesting. I found beating the beast for example to be utterly dull and pointless and I thought Aladdin was strange and a little bit unnerving and a little bit sexual and why why are the only person person who's like let the genie have his life. Why not I want to be a human? That's part of being a human. Let's make this a sex positive podcast. Okay thank you. The Lion King is different from those movies. Those movies star the sex in this movie. There's there's has no sex in this movie and there's no humans in this movie at all and all those other movies all of these other live action remake Cinderella Kenneth Branagh Cinderella Stars a human being Willy James. The Lion King is completely digitally animated and there are some brilliant people I think chief among them Rob Llegado who is the sort of digital overseer of this whole film the person who has conceived a lot of this new has worked on a great many films Steven Spielberg and Maureen Scorsese in his widely considered one of the premier digital architects of the modern era of movies but there's something you know the the phrase the Uncanny valley has been used frequently in aggressive reviews of this movie because Sedna Valley and there's something unnerving about looking at real life photo realistic ish lions <hes> talking and singing and nuzzling and conquering <hes> the actual physical Ram like manifestation of this movie. How did you feel about it? I think I'm the only person who is really pro. I honestly it's like a nature documentary with Elton John Songs. I'm not mad. I do think I turn to you within ten minutes of this movie starting and was like we should be high right now. We shouldn't in a band because it was a professional experience in the middle of the day and it's important to have boundaries kids in that theater yes exactly so we made the right responsible decision but in terms of the attitude with which I would enjoy seeing this movie I thought it looked looked amazing and I I really do think that as a technical and visual achievement it's beautiful and there and I wanna say two things about that. One is in terms of the it's. It's competition and comparing it with all of the other effects that we have seen. I find it so strange that people don't seem to like this because we have sat through so much true visual garbage in the last two three five years so many blockbuster movies that we see look like trash and their garbled and there's so much C._G._i.. And that's I mean that is certainly true. I think of Superhero movies which I just have stopped taking into account visually because I've just give it up but also a lot of now that we're using more C._G._i.. And Action Movies and honestly just for location stuff so much stuff looks really bad all the time and you can tell that it's fake and I saw that this looked beautiful. I agree with you to an extent. I think that if you look at a lot of the early reviews of the film what you'll see is this kind of phrasing the lion king is an extraordinary breakthrough comma but and the but what is this is creatively dead end and I think you're what your feelings are. I remember this kind of conversation around Avatar. It feels very similar to the one that you're having right Avatar. which is that habit to see Avatar in theaters? I don't know if you saw it in theaters. I assume you did okay you like most humans saw. There is a blizzard in New York and I'd better my house for today's and I gotta go right so Avatar. I remember being completely blown away. I it was a very similar situation where I was not really thinking terribly hard about the world that James Cameron had created but I was inside side of the world and it's sort of movie that when you watch on television does not stand up in quite the same way but it has this ability to surround you an envelope you in what it has created which is from whole cloth the line this lion king. I think is somewhat similar. The problem is we know where the movies going the whole time and so if you are not stoned and you can't fully just appreciate the digital presentation it feels like you're on a road to nowhere and end. I like the I like the story of the Lion King a lot and there are things about this version of the lion king that I think are interesting in well done but I couldn't just help but feel like they stretched out something that I didn't need this moves thirty minutes longer longer than the original film I would say that the voice performances some of which are good most of which are less good than the original which is not what you want true they meet an interesting trace to <hes> interesting choice but I understand how it happens they spent all of their time on the visuals <hes> and it looks spectacular and they did not update this script they they seem to have extended the story little and I think they spent a lot of extra time. Is the the Hyena seen in the chase scenes. Which I think are pretty scary? Yes and I'm curious to see how kids handle they're going to be tougher for your old. I mean that was a little scary in the cartoon yeah because I mean and that's dealing with parent death and real serious stuff but this genuinely mainly frightening an immersive and so I thought that was a great achievement and I think that's where the time goes but they didn't update the actual scripts like there are still lines being said that were written for a children's cartoon soon version of these people and there is a difference between a an what if if is the non pejorative way of saying children's cartoon well how would you you're well but I'm trying to distinguish kind of the nineteen ninety four animation from the new enemy that is something that I wanna talk about a little later in this show but but there is a difference in presentation and style and it's two different types of art and they both require skill and artistry but you expect to different things to come out of the mouths of the nineteen ninety-four Lion and the photo realistic two thousand nine hundred nine no doubt the original film you go back and we watch it and last week on the Internet there was a twitter account that very predictably did a side by side of the ninety four version of the Lion King <hes>. I believe it was the performance of a Kuna Matata. I can't recall specifically which song it was. I think it was gonna Matata and then the new version of accoutrements auto and what you see in the animated version is this almost busby Berkeley. Ask musical execution. The characters are like whirling dervishes. They're doing flips. They're swinging from vines. They're not just walking through the jungle and in the new Kuna Matata it's just a warthog and Amir cat and a lion walking singing and that is just less visually dynamic and it's more difficult to do this sort of photo realistic digital animation that they've done but it's not as fun and the original Lion King is really fun and there's something intellectually absent from this in a way. It's like the in an attempt to be more real. They have lost sight of what was ultimately truly great about the movie. I think that is that is where my head is. I I think that's true. I don't think that this movie like does it to borrow sports metaphor that I barely understand like carried the baller cross the goal line if he will done that state football yes right they don't they don't get there but I I also watched that clip of the side by side and my first thought was wow I nine and was really young and I was at child when I saw this movie and this is a movie it is it does have childlike wonder and what I responded to in this New Lion King and you and I had this conversation after we saw it is it's like it's a different type of imagination. I mean here's my thing what if lions could talk that would be cool as shit if like lions could actually talk and you could just watch them have an actual shakespearian drama and it's not even amber narrating narrating it it's them actually talking and it looked as and it was real life and it looked beautiful and it was shot beautifully as this is that is more exciting to that type of imagination is more exciting to me than total made up worlds ads and total out of nothing fantasy things I just did the things were spinning reality and suddenly it's like these majestic creatures could speak to you. I I find that really exciting and I liked that approach to this movie i. I don't think they leaned into it fully enough. I'm going to ask you unanswerable question. Let's say that there was a movie in Twenty nineteen called the Lion King <hes> that was written designed executed in exactly the same way but the nineteen ninety-four version of the lion king did not exist and this was the first time you're seeing this movie <hes> this story. Do you think you would like it well because you typically do not like quote. Unquote Animated Films Right I. I don't like things that are for children because I'm a grownup and I know that that's like really hard for you to here. It's just unnecessarily. It's just it's just I'll bet you asked me unanswerable Kushner and I'm trying to be very honest if if I could sense and this movie so for children <hes> you know and so much of this stuff where they didn't make it they made it pretty scary but then they're still kind of the goofy numbers and they don't explore a lot of a lot. AWW questions number one. There's no sex had a lot of questions about like the demographics of a Lion Pride yes you there. There are larger political issues that they kind of leave on the table because you got it just like have a a little lion singing a song about you. You know I just can't wait to which I by the way have memorized and I just forgot the title there
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