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Steven Spielberg Chooses New 'Indiana Jones 5' Director
"On Steven Spielberg is handing the directing reins on Indiana Jones five to another filmmaker for the first time in the franchise's thirty nine year history sources say while the deal has not yet closed Ford versus Ferrari director James Mangold is in talks for the job according to a source close to the filmmakers Spielberg will remain as a hands on producer on Indiana Jones five the decision to leave the director's chair was entirely Spielberg's in a desire to pass the franchise on to a new generation that's cool that's cool I mean he's still
"james mangold" Discussed on Behind The Screen
"In many were counts with the first group. Seventeen year old in history with money in their pockets. We're here at the Fox lied and I know we're sitting at a community table in the editing suite where you cut the movie and I know a lot of collaboration happens at this table. Tell us about that. Well this space is where I right. It's where we edit. It's where sound is cut is where music has cut. Its where preacher projects are developed. It's where are the art reproductions in the space. We run I try and run as much as I can through its. I'm very lucky to have the space. I mean it's a great great space with many many smaller offices for everyone to work in but I'm a big believer in cross pollination in no one getting into precious I think one of the toughest adjustments to make as a director coming from doing everything myself as an adolescent making super eight films and then going to films film's going I'd cut them and I'd record the sound and I was kind of a one man band doing visual effects and figuring stuff out I mean not good but but but was when you start doing it quote unquote professionally. These guys have heard me say you become a brain in a jar. You can't don't touch anything you're kind of just this this talking brain that people wheel in and out of one person sphere and into another and We have unions for that. Yes and and they're very useful but one of the things that's not so useful to me is the way people get turf. -I not so much coach just protecting their turf for me but also protecting their turf from each other. I as I've worked I've really mostly enjoyed crew. Who Invite and welcome the thoughts of others or more importantly? It's up to listen or do what they're hearing from someone. It's just that they're not so insecure insecure. I put it that they can't hear it. I think it really is valuable for everyone to be able to kind of talk and run into each other and worry allowed allowed or whatever or even sometimes like the three of us are here at this table having discussion and the dialogue editing team or music editor is is just sitting there. Eating is tuna sandwich. He's absorbing stuff he's hearing. What's what's what's bugging us and it's also it's that ability to have that you can get an idea? Dia Mike and go down the hall. Grab me or grab Ted on music or and go hubba Hubba and then leave mean just kind of like can you find something in real three. There's this section. Can you come down and see me and it's just I mean. Obviously this could happen in a lot of cutting rooms but I love the way these guys run this their airspace. And interfacing with it in which there's a sense that people can poke their heads in and kind of understand where everyone's at and try and fight over dialogue. Yes and yes. Yes new design. Yes we I mean. There's a lot of that going on and there's a lot of them hearing about what's coming next for me. There's a lot of if I can. Also it's hard to sit behind one of these guys and you know the glacial pace of cutting is sometimes. It's like yeah I either go catatonic share consuming untold Montes popcorn or or or or running away to take calls and then It's really great to also be able for me to be able to kind of get out of their space and Co visit music or the facts or go right and then to be able to kind of come back and do it I think all of it makes gives you healthy perspective. The room is great. But it's also the pop how how it's populated and. I think that I think that over the years. It's been filled with filmmakers and I mean that in the best possible sense which is there's we're not just the three of us as Jim referred to earlier. Everybody's thinking the movie story character. I mean it's our dialogue editors or music editor is You know the assistants. I challenged them to like talk to me about the movie. I leave my door open. I want to hear what they have to say about stuff and so And everybody's thinking about the movie from story place. It's not just like we do. We have that cool sound of a car or do we get that right piece of music. Course that's part of the job but they're thinking about it in the same way we're Thinking about it and you know that sounds like it's that should be obvious but you know I've been in other situations where it's like I do. I'm compartmentalized I do this thing and I only do. This is one thing and that's not what happens in this cutting room and and you know we get I roll in in the morning. Get My Cup of coffee. Start talking about stuff and it can be just a free form bunch of Grab Asri about what's happening in the political world then suddenly segues into the movie and you're talking about something. Jim Kozo. What are you were saying? Well you know just occurred to us and that's sometimes where we get our greatest. The idea is just off the cuff. In the moment I mean we had brought up that thing about new designer earlier but that was one of the that was one of the more that was one of the funnier experienced experienced. Ever had in a cutting room. was that lunch when we were here during the DOTCOM well you go. Well help it audience. Who doesn't know what you're talking about like I don't understand? There's a scene in the film and Willow Springs. Yes when Candidates driving his. They're doing the warm up flop and then Dan Gurney shouts two miles. Hey what's with the new windshield. And he says new new design and then and At one point which for the audiences that can smashed zone when Chelsea during the process at one point point we were. Jim and I were kind of doing what I call Zamboni passages at some point. I usually take the movie and go through it and we were trying to figure out how much of like the idiots and critic Ken Miles how how much we could go with before it became like you know too much and so we lifted line for Awhile and during during that time whether Jim knows this or not. Every single person on the crew came to me. Well Jim wasn't around us. You gotta put that line back in. That line is Great. You gotta put that a pick and so I kind of mentioned the gym. Hey you know it happened right. Mind you mind Maybe we should put that line is now now. It's live without it. I think it's I think it's really working. I said okay fine. So we're at lunch here. All fifteen of us one day and it's somehow comes up in conversation and I just take my cue. I'm like okay so I made this impassioned plea Jim. I'm sitting at one end of the table gyms at the other. I'm like you had five arguments and I said it's about it's about his. He's intrepid and it talks about like how smart he is. He can come up with some now. I don't WanNa do I WANNA do and finally at the end but I just throw up my arms and I looked at the crew and I said I tried ride I tried. I did everything I could. And there was a pause and is a new design and he mimicked and Jim Turner said okay. Fine put it and I was like can kidding me like everything that you're taught editorial school look appeal the director and it became the guy the other guy mimics the line online. Let's talk about another seen There's one during which I understand also went through some changes when Carroll Shelby is called in to Ford headquarters and you have the perception that he might be fired. Tell us about that. Same scene in the movie right now. Carol sitting in the waiting room and he's watching this folder go back and forth and you can hear behind closed doors that something's going on there. Some impassioned kind of conversation vision. That scene was actually shot and I showed at the gym. And you know as I recall Jim was like yeah. It's just it's not working. It seems like we're a little flat and then Jim came if the idea like. Why don't we take that? That sort of preamble conversation that was on screen where the executives are sitting in the room and having a having a debate about Out whether or not care was going to make it You're going to be fired or not and put it behind the door and play the seem more like kind of like a principal's office and and so I did that and he came back. This is during production. I think at one point and I showed him the scene again and executed that you know it was it was interesting. It was a very interesting moment because Wow that's much better. I think it works pretty well right now and stuff that you've done inside the rest of the scene is I like those changes to and I. I didn't do anything anything and it was just to me. It was really exemplary of like sometimes you feed too much to the to the audience and you know by just taking out and not letting audience know where you're going and letting the discover it's like that's the great thing about making movies. I mean I love it when that stuff happens and that was that was really fun moment. I like that seeing in a lot because it just holds it holds attention. Because you just don't know how he's going to win the day part. I had done a rewrite in the months before we shot and one of the scenes that I done a lot of work on was that scene and that red folder. Preamble with something I wrote because the the idea the scene was always there but it was just carol coming in and having in this conversation and I felt like it wasn't cinematic that there was a I wanted to understand in some way through the camera. What the problem making a car for Ford was and so? Interestingly like th in my mind the thing I'm trying my ID is trying to protect tact is what I'm looking at this sequence and it's not working with Mike is I wanNA protect the most vulnerable thing is the scene of Matt Damon Watching Red Folder. Move around like in. Ah I'm not young in this business anymore. I know the easiest thing to lift would be kind of a moment like that but I really like it and I like that this quote unquote action movie is stopping to have kind of action sequence about a red folder. And I like to perversity of it I also I liked because it's what the movie is about. which is this kind of interface between art and commerce and committees and and tours? And how. That's really what the movie's about and And in some way that red folder to me became a way to say that so every interest for me wasn't trying to figure out how to make that idea work not also be a waste because it took me half datasheet that damn nothing in there about my trunk and your lovely liquor. Portmanteau you're holding the sixty two edition of the sea. You can stick this stick with some pain billion. Yes he does he really does the bill is. I'm just doing my job. Fill fill in my experience various. Listen to me something like this. There's always a middle ground all right and and I understand you know how he gets on Race Day or not gonNA keep us over and trump..
"james mangold" Discussed on Behind The Screen
"Suppose Henry Ford the second one into bill the greatest race car the world's and to win the twenty four hours of Lamar. What's it take? Take something money came by when he can buy speed. What in about speed we need a pure racer behind the wheel? Your Car S. Ken Miles. I don't trust him. I'm an inch. We heard he's difficult. No Kenza puppy dog. Don't know whatever it this. Show no trust me today. Were sitting down with Corby. Ferrari structure and producer James Mangold and editors Michael mccusker and Andrew Buckland in their offices on the Fox studio lot based on a true story the film follows American car. Designer Carroll Shelby played by Matt Damon and race car driver. Ken Miles played by Christian. Bale who team up to build a racing car for the Ford Motor Company to challenge. Enzo Ferrari at the nineteen sixty six twenty four hours of Lemond. The film earned four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture for James Mangled and the producers as well as film editing sound editing and sound mixing mangles those directing credits include Logan three ten to Yuma and walk the line he also earned an academy award nomination for the Logan Screenplay. mccusker has been editing angles films for more than a decade and earned an additional Oscar nomination for walk the line years ago Buckland worked with mangled and mccusker as an apprentice editor and more recently Kelly rejoined the team. I'm Caroline Georgina. Welcome to the Hollywood reporter's.
Timothee Chalamet to Play Bob Dylan in Film Directed by James Mangold
"Timothy shell Amazin talks to portray Bob Dylan in a forthcoming film directed by James Mangold fox searchlight confirms in reports the biopic reportedly titled going electric will chronicle Dylan's rice from Greenwich Village folk singer to rockstar particularly particularly focusing on his controversial embrace of the electric guitar in nineteen sixty five Mandel directed two thousand five to walk the line about Johnny Cash was login for versus Ferrari and more accord reports Dylan is working actively with man golden searchlight pictures on the film which has no release date as
"james mangold" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"Know what the scenes about than I should know where the camera should go to cover the very thing that it's about so that the And that should I don't use. I don't carry many cameras on the show like even a second camera to me sometimes traumatic So that's the for me. The one at a time is actually more efficient. I'm if that answers any question as well. That's amazing I didn't have your film schoolteacher feature but When I was doing my first film swingers the only thing I story boarded where the transition transitional shots I last shot because I was like? How do I story board? What happens during the scene? Because I don't know what's going to happen during the scene. They're going to have to act and I'll figure it out but I was thinking I got a story board but the only thing I could actually intuitively figure out you could story. The board is the last shot of a scene in the first of the next. It's absolutely and with the things too fond would always say which I thought was so true. Was You know he felt the narrative film was trapped by continuity you. You have to make everything match and the light the match the people at the match and then it's so boring. He was an ninety year old Russian filmmaker but he thought that the transitional shot was also the the most creative because it was the one. That defied are normal seeing experiences. We we cannot in the blink of an eye be home. We cannot in the blink of an eye be ten years from now so the the magic of cinema is in the cut and the power of that cut in the juxtaposition of it which is partly why. Sometimes I get sad about the the fashion the the cut as ice when I teach young filmmakers and is trying to do everything in a one like as if the cut were some kind of concession When the cut is one of the most powerful powerful tools we have I mean wonder films are awesome and exciting too? But it's it's just the fashion of kind of feeling that the cut has become something people actually feel was a kind of like a crutch as opposed to a thing of beauty. So the question is Tracy Letts and casting of Tracy and well I I Have always been a fan. I mean I discovered Tracy I think for the first time through homeland where he plays the kind of diabolical a biological conniving CIA I think senator winds up taking over the Seattle remember. But he's great and that show and I felt like was mesmerizing arising in that show and I was like who is guy and then became conscious retroactively of him as a writer and When this role came up it just seemed like a home run to me? I can't tell you why or how I just felt like I'd be lucky to get him And and I was lucky enough to get him. And he's a great actor and I think what's fascinating about. This part was the idea again of of that that he didn't see himself as a type he saw himself as a legacy operating under the tremendous burden of inheriting accompany company in the family name. And what are you going to do with it. In sales are declining and And also a guy who's only lived in wealth and in a kind of bubble. I mean I think that's what's so lovely about his work in the senior mad takes for Dr is a tracy pulls you in. You're you're laughing at him for a moment and then you're suddenly suddenly. What makes the scene interesting? It doesn't end there. Suddenly he touches you when you realize he's a person and and he has pain and he's lonely he and he never gets to ride in a car and what a and suddenly he's a completely different human being to you you know and And Tracy took took that a country mile. It was beautiful but he did there. No we made those city How closely does the film hugh to to the actual events and that's my partner acids a reporter for CBS? The and the the the reality of the answer is that a- all our research and our researchers told us they do stuff like that to each other all the time in the pits and Carol was always screwing with the opposition and then I asked star researchers. How would they screw with the opposition? And they'd say well we could steal something. You could throw it not or Washer under the thing you could dump a little motor oil in the where the car just pulled pulled out when they're not looking good and all. This stuff was standard operating procedure. So I I'm being too coy and saying we just made it up. But that it was that he did it at that race ace. At that time I have no idea what was the other one lockinge. BB in the closet didn't happen but dragged shaking. Henry Ford for Dr did happen. Did he do it exactly like like Tracy did it. It is a reaction no but they took him for a drive in the car to to let him know because he was about about to cancel them or make another change and they needed to put him in the car to realize what they had come up with. Most everything in the broad strokes is based on reality. We just have to Obviously we're making a motion picture. Obviously thank you thank you.
"james mangold" Discussed on CarCast
"Theaters Friday November fifteenth sought loved it done so many movies Logan three ten to huma which I enjoy so much. Wolverine girl interrupted. I forgot that that was you So good on you good to see again to see you again. I love the film. I had done a documentary on the film or the theme of the film and I'd also just finished one on Carroll Shelby so going in I was was worried that I knew too much. I knowing you're seeing it. I was worried that you knew much. The good news is I really don't know anything so I enjoy the hell out of this thing and I thought you know what you're trying to get you you try and get the details right of course but you're also trying to capture in a dramatic attic movie that you can't do as much in documentary is you're trying to recreate a feeling or a vibe or a tone you're trying to understand something about the personality these guys that that they might hide from a from documentary camera or something. They may not show when they're doing an interview. Like this trying to get in a way behind the mask What are they dealing with? You know what are they haunted by. What are they chasing? And there's so many interesting aspects to these characters obviously the cars are interesting but carroll shelby he's top notch racer in nineteen fifty nine winning Lemond an Aston Martin and suddenly finds out. He's got a heart condition. We never race again cannot get behind the wheel again right. What does that do? I mean you can only imagine if he were suddenly told that all that joy and adrenaline and excitement and obsession you have about something is suddenly redirected. And you can't do it anymore. Ever on a certain day and that he he had to re imagine his life on a day's notice and turned all that passion into building and designing and managing races. And that's so interesting. Then you take a cat like can miles. WHO SPENT HIS PRIME YEARS Fighting World War? Two as a tank engineer comes to this country still wants to be a driver there is also interesting. I'm not a big motor sports guy in that I learned it all watching and making this movie and watching all the research but can miles els is also an example of a day and age when when the drivers could also fix their own cars. You know that that these were people who understood dude who built the car where the people drove the car. Yeah you had to sort of where a couple of hats back. Then and a lot of those shelby guys has a guy named John Morton whose was a shelby driver and then he moved on with Pete Brock. Pete Brock built. The Daytona famously. Won The manufacturer's I championship is seen in the movies while these guys drove and built right there their own cars. And there's a romance to that I I mean I I wanna say it's better or worse. I think that as we all get more specialized there is something that were robbed of. which is that kind of renaissance man or woman of racing or anything that the people who build something start from zero and deliver it to the final destination? There's something romantic about that. That is Louis. Modern life has gone on. We get robbed of we. Don't we don't get to understand that kind of pride and yeah so when you talk to modern day race car drivers he says a gearhead and they're telling the driving f one car and I go. What's the displacement on the motor? And they don't know I don't know I might feeling like I get it. They're good at what they do but if there was a barbecue Q.. Join and it was run by a Vegan. I wouldn't go in on a guy who you know who knows. Listen live does he get tiredness. Own Supply yes. I want that and also the cars back then because I've talked a lot of these guys who race Aloma. Aw then and now and then it was a lot of about endurance reliability. Famously in the movie I won't give give it away but Phil Remington the designer engineer. extraordinaire comes up with a way to make the brakes lasts longer and Blah Blah Blah. They had to drive. I've interviewed Dan Gurney on this. They had to make those cars last now. The drive the car at ten tents for the whole race because everything synthetic and the cars are so durable computers work and everything and doing everything that they don't have to simultaneously race the car and sort of maintain the car. No it's it is so different now I mean what makes Lamont so interesting And was for me as I did. The research on the movie was then it is not a car is not a race that is all just as it was first created as a race. It wasn't only about winning. It was about surviving. It was it was. It's a racist old as you. Well know as the automobile itself and was a way of putting cars on a road and seeing who had built a vehicle that could would just stand that kind of usage that kind of test. A lot of what crosses the finish line. Element is not about people who have fallen into tenth or twentieth the position but usually about people who just fall away in the past. I think that's is true anymore but no and there was a strategy. I mean it. Send one guy out to be the rabbit right. Hopefully the other guy with chase them and break right in the that. That is the point. And then you have these cars. Because it's a dawning moment in car design the cars themselves e more personality because they're a little more lopsided you know they're now we've I've got no this kind of tipping point where they can with computer design and just experience. The cars are all pretty good all around. There was a time when you might have a car that was nimble. But but it wasn't it was it didn't have the talk that another car had you might have like. Gt Forty had all this power but what they were. They knew from the moment they had kind of put that engine in the forty. At least as I understand it they kind of knew they were faster than anyone else. They just didn't know if they can stop or turn so the the reality is each. Each car has such a unique personality. And and you get to see these these these racers and and shelby in the pits. And they're all and REMINGTON. They're all all dealing with the unique personality of the monster. They've created a Ferrari too in the sense that the Ferrari has its advantages and disadvantages the I notice a lot a lot of filming at Willow Springs which is a track. I'm very familiar with and I was thinking as I was watching hot. They're cool. I mean when we the shooting the guy is. I don't know how they don't sweat. I never know this about movie stars. What why what what they do to make the sweat never occur? We're shooting in one hundred and twenty degrees. And I you know I have obviously looked like a overheated lobster. Right clinging to a slice of watermelon but but the the shoot itself. You're you don't feel that you feel the joy of that. Well it is that it. I was transported back. It made me want to race and DR driving out for the weekend with a bunch of gear heads and tooling around one of these beautiful tracks. It's beautiful willow springs as I was watching the movie and I've done a professional transam race in vintage races and stuff there. I'd struck me that you didn't have to touch a thing. We very little because that places places and Change Nineteen fifty seven and it's thrilling because the real characters were making the movie about race there and they haven't touched a thing it is it is and what I love about it is it hasn't been turned into some Not Sean on kind of life right like the style. GIC thing rice just is what it was. 'cause it's not it's not been turned into some kind of touristy things no Marilyn Monroe Mannequin that grass. You shop or anything I it's it's just the place like it's been always. I know I was thrilled watching it. And I were talking Christian about out The car this bumped me and that bumped me the only thing the sensitive the entire film that bumped me is. There's a couple Bush shots where you're going the wrong way on spray. Yes yes was that in the later sequence when they're testing the car because that's we did intentionally. We like going the wrong direction but as like you're the only person in this theater that knows shop the racist going there now. I know there's a later sequence where they're testing other testing thing the GT forty when they ended up tying the yarn to it that we did shoot. I think we shot at going the wrong way and a couple of places the Trying to freshen up the shots figure figure when you were testing on the track you can drive any which way you want. Yeah it's it's such an amazing film and it's I was worried that I was going to love it But that America wasn't gonNA love it because they don't like cars than ever to worry of mine too. I'm glad this story. The story of can in his son in what happened can and this sort of tragedy Ken Miles after. I made my doc when I thought I was just making a doc about sort of Ferrari Murari versus Ford like the film and I realized Oak. Ken Miles this is the human story in this in this whole big. The big macro ness of the whole thing the microbes really can his son his wife and his tragedy. We'll also he was such a wonderful character actor. Everyone remembers him with such clarity and And the way his friendship intersected with the way he him in Shelby's friendship was so mutually beneficial. How they each needed each other in a way? Ken to be Carol's kind kind of driver his almost projection of himself behind the wheel and that can would never get a chance to drive. It wasn't for Carol because Ken was a handful. You know and that that to me was so interesting and then a lot of the relationships were interesting. I found Henry Ford the second really interesting. I mean the idea of being a legacy running this company. Roofer makes kind of slightly boring cars affordable cars for the working man. And then you have a guy like Enzo. WHO's much more of a maverick? No legacy created this company who makes unaffordable cars rumbles. No Man and and each man has something in on the corporate case of the corporate side. They each ban has something the other other wants. Ford wants to be cool for wants to be solvent awry you know and the And it's in so many ways the characters it extrapolates out of racing and becomes about all the decisions we make in life and the choices we can make about the tripe type of person we want to be the way we pursue our goals that that either bankrupt. US or enriches but we go. How did I get on this track making too in this boring shit and the and the all and the efforts to kind of change your track even Ford? I very moved by Henry Ford. He's trying to change it up. You know he's trying to and and one great scene where you know Matt's character. Shelby takes Henry for the second out for a drive. I always find it very moving because you suddenly realize this imperious kind of Intimidating executive is also really living in a bubble and it's kind of sad and never gets to taste on the ground level. What it is they do that act there has a tracy lattes yeah yeah he was fantastic? He's a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright as well but he's really actor yeah he's and The Guy Played Remington. Ray McKinnon. I thought was awesome as well. And it's He was in deadwood he. We created a great series for years. He's he's a great. He also is a great writer to Greeley Interesting Group of people. We gathered together and the way it was shot. Let's let's just magnificent. It looked so good. Great DP Fed Papa. MICO and we've worked together in five movies and We you know and and I've done a lot of commercials in my life and I didn't want the movie to look like a car commercial but I did want to be beautiful like A. There's a I wanted you to feel it as real like sometimes. Sometimes when you're shooting car commercials everything gets so creamy and beautiful. That every car looks obviously no one wants to see their car dirty right here. Part tired of the sexiness is the dirt. is the dust is the the sense That they're being used one of the interesting factoid. I know from other life making making other kinds of movies and also doing this. As you know a lot of the characters I met especially the willow spring southern California racing characters they knew George Lucas because he was a hot water and he would have out He would sleep on a lot of their couches and was at willow springs and all these places and and for those star wars fans part of the reason that all although spaceships even in the very first star Wars Malim Falcon. The X. Wing's look so soiled right house of George Lucas his experiences and drag racing and in racing and that that all that exhaust staining and all that stuff was was his influence of trying to kind of carry something like. Why is everything perfectly clean in outer? Space Brierley is unattractive the American graffiti great movie and Yeah Ryan Harrison Ford plays a drag racer with A. I'm fifty five. I think he's driving a Bell L. Landscape movie. If you haven't seen it a great soundtrack is it's an impossible to afford soundtrack now. So they're telling me to bring it home so so I'll heap.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Big Picture
"The writer director. James Mangold delighted to be joined by James Mangle James. Thanks for having me in your office. No Problem Sean. Welcome so I'm looking around and see all of these beautiful physical objects and I'm reminded a bit of the movie that you've made which is very much physical objects kind of film and I was thinking about your career and where you've come from and the films that you've made recently cently. Lotta filmmakers are moving towards Ip. You were a little bit ahead of the game on that. You're doing something now. That is very classical wondering when this movie came to you you and what your reaction was when you saw the script well when I I saw the script. It was in a different form being made by different filmmaker but I And it was something I started start tracking in a way Hoping that it wouldn't happen in the configuration was in and then I get a chance at it and that was back in twenty eleven I believe and and I just found the story really interesting. I really I'm not a big motor sports guy. That's not how I connected with it but I think that the characters actors in Carroll Shelby Ken Miles Henry Ford the second and so- Ferrari Lee IACOCCA On and on these are all really interesting characters at a moment when the world was still Flexible too the passion Feel fear one of the part of the romance of that period is that it's kind of the last gasp of Mavericks innovation a kind of ability to take risk that that has been boiled away in kind of modern corporate culture culture I mean obviously risks and good things still happen. But it's you have to push your way through this kind of labyrinth this gauntlet of market testing and kind of business science. The now exists around the idea of what sells and what people want and there was a time. Certainly when this country the United States became a great innovator where an so many of the great inventions inventions of our modern era. Come from this country and so much of that. Innovation was was kind of maverick entrepreneurial. Spirit Kirit In many ways I view the same time kind of the fifties the sixties as kind of the death of that that pure spirit and in the same way that the western is a is a kind of Mythical Universe about the death of the kind of open range and and pioneer spirit. If you will that there's that there's these different historical periods that capture these things anyway for me. It was that it the idea of making an adult themed grownup movie with Dynamic Action with heroes. They were flawed interesting Didn't speak in two couplets and then you're onto the next twelve minutes of action that there was a kind of that I'd be asking audience to live through both the drama and an action film And that's what turned me on what I saw. The script was huge and epic and went in places that we I ended up trying not to go trying to focus more on shelby and miles particularly but also the reason the script didn't get made twenty eleven you're talking about and it certainly was getting developed earlier than that. That's the first time I saw it The reason the movie didn't get made is is what you were discussing discussing. which is that it wasn't an IP project yet it was very expensive and so you have the challenge of And the fear the challenge of convincing a studio audio to make a movie with the story idea that is essentially a kind of unproven story arena and that all ties back around into the world of the movie in another way I connect next to it which is in so many ways the characters in the film are trying to convince Ford or other kind of corporate committees to to take a risk on something that they don't understand Dan completely to just have faith in people as opposed to having the whole pathway mapped out and I think that such an important part certainly for me in my experience experience coming up as an independent filmmaker entering the world of studio movies on a big thing for me has been recognizing how important it it is to establish a level of trust or faith in the corporate entities. You're working with or else. You can't innovate at all or do anything interesting do you you self identify immediately with that concept. There's a very important scene in the film between Henry Ford the second and Carroll Shelby where there's kind of convincing that goes on. That was that reflects. I really worked on writing that scene and I really I mean we did a lot of work writing on the movie but the that scene is huge for me. The red folder saying yes and It was my idea to do this thing with the red folder. Try and almost make visual. What what shelby was trying to explain and What I love about that scene is it is about just human energy meaning that it's a man walking in for those? You haven't seen the movie I apologize. But it's a I'll try and set it up. Without spoiling spoiling the movie. It's it's a scene in which Carroll Shelby Matt Damon's character is called in Henry Ford the seconds office essentially to be fired because they've lost a major race and And that was exactly what Ford Hired that is exactly what for didn't hire shelby to do which was embarrassed. The company Josh and shelby ends up turning the moment through a singular piece of kind of verbal Tai Chi into a kind live moment where he has Ford on the defensive and has secured his job for the next year as opposed to fighting for his job ends up in a more secure job place than he ever has by essentially turning the tables on Henry Ford the second in kind of illustrating for him how their failure is in many ways. Do and a a a symptom of the failure of Ford to adapt or be flexible to reality or to believe in someone as to believe in person as opposed to What I think business had rallied around at that point? which is the supremacy of the idea? The well-tested idea so you mentioned that you needed to scale back this story and also it seems like you had to convince the powers Vida to make this film so what happens after the opportunity arises actually make the movie. What's the first thing that you do right? I get together with Jazz John Butterworth and we get to work on trying to shape the movie more One of the things I'm after is a reducing some of the scale the movie and be the movie had a lot of races in it and and I think there's kind of a cliche of sports movies where you kind of have these like thirty second second montages of of a game or race and then you go to the next one and yeah a little music and you cut to the scoreboard and the game's over and you're watching this team or or athlete. Advancer answer move through a series of historic races and one of the things I really wanted to do and part of this comes from my ambivalence about motor. Sports is is that I wanted to really try to put the audience in a race a sustained race where you felt the ups downs strategy tactics fears. Here's in the race and that to me meant doing less races but longer ones and culminating As this film home does with a almost fifty minute race which I would say the crew very often. I think we're doing saving private the Ryen in reverse. You know that. There's it's like that movie movie opens with this masterful Tour de force action piece of the storming of Normandy. And I think that for me. The idea was we're going to build to this race and Lemond and I wanted to be not just kind of a series of flashy vignettes of the race but that you feel what Lemond is which is essentially A twenty four hour race. which is something? I think audiences have a hard time conceiving achieving what that means that means the car is running and racing from four PM on one day till four PM the next day it's driving distance from Los Angeles to New York In twenty four hours at high speed with cars exploding revving trying to knock you off the road. On highly twisting country roads and as as Matt's character Carroll Shelby says in the movie that means night that means twelve hours of the race is in blackness and that driving continuously and you're talking about at at speeds well in excess of one hundred fifty miles an hour Approaching two or more four and and that to me seems like a battle in and of itself which you can only understand if you somehow live in it and and I kind of analyze allies my own ambivalence because I do like sports. Why do I not care so much about motor sports and felling? Most of it is because I feel like you're just watching these specs go in circles and on on TV in relationship to it. And and I thought about it and I thought about how you know most often. So you have these panning shots of cars going around and then an aerial shot and then a cut to some some quick ban and then another aerial shot and and there's some little video Chiron telling you who's in the lead and who's in second in the color analysts are kind of explaining why yellow car is in the pits or blue car is pulling ahead but you don't know and they don't know because no one knows what's going on inside the car and so I felt like the whole secret to making ranking race in anlong gated fashion. Really exciting would be to do the same thing we they did. In you know nineteen forties World War Two cockpit movies or certainly even in star wars movies or anything else which is to put you behind the wheel behind The windshield and feel what it's like back to race this car and And understand every tactic every fear every mechanical malfunction or problem from the point of view of the driver or the other heroes that are in the pits but at ground level not were an audience sits and that became kind of the the other focus in writing was you know even writing writing with images and sounds and not something that you can necessarily solve with dialogue per se but we were writing What we thought could be an act An is an accurate depiction of the events that transpired in that nineteen sixty six race. I'm so interested in that concept of being ambivalent about motor sports. So what's most appealing aside from the themes the physical challenge of trying to achieve a movie like this well. I'm a practitioner. I like to think of myself as a practitioner of cinema so the to have a world with its own unique rules like every movie to me a science fiction. Sometimes you know when I make movies that are more Like certainly the X.. Men Picture or I consider doing movies and other quote universes or people are always will use this term when they meetings like or they'll talk to my agent or someone in the go. They're looking for someone who knows how to build a world right. And and for whatever reason I now on that list of quote world builders right but every fucking dime you make a movie the you build a world. If you're making a movie about Johnny Cash and Memphis in the nineteen fifties you have to build the world. The audience knows nothing..
"james mangold" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"On the Empire podcast this week. We have our engines with James Mangled. Talk about lemon sixty six. Everyone's reaction action. The movie is Oh I know what this is just to our car ad within. We know exactly how it's going to add and I'm like well I couldn't give less of a shit about the cars and it doesn't end like you. I think it does and Chat Sensor with Paul Fig to mark the release of his new movie. Last Christmas I loved the script so much and there was like Oh and the ad bonuses. We think we can go live in London all all this and the usual movie news reviews nonsense on the only movie. PODCAST that has received a sonic the hedgehog style makeover and now looks fifty percent less horrified. Hello I'm Helen Harris and I'm once again stepping into the enormous clown shoes of Chris Hewitt who is so unaccustomed to taking leave which he did last week that it actually made him ill so I'm afraid he is now home with the Lurgi and we wish him all the best for speedy recovery. And in the meantime the PODCAST is mine. Oh I am sorry. I'm here hello. I'm joined by two colleagues of such lethal cutting. I is our west winger a man who insists every single single morning that young man bring him the finest muffins and Bagels in all the land and calls every single vessel from which he drinks the Cup of glory. It's James Dyer. In fact drinking from Cup of Glory. Yes it's funny like my my. My introductions have never ever evolves from the West Wing that's that's essentially into no although I will say Helen it's the Keg of glory more than the Catholic Lord. Wow I'm drinking from the Cup of glory but I like to think Josh Josh. Lyman will always be drinking from the KEG glory. Well he is a lot better than new. So this is in a frat boy we also have with as you may have heard him. In the backyard's I'm a woman who such enormous fan of the Lion King that his stay doesn't start until he's been to London Zoo. Hoist a baby animal. Whatever into the air until for Rock and wait until all the other animals bow? Did you know that so it takes him hours sometimes this is true. He doesn't even deny it. Must be zookeepers if you've been wondering what's going on it's definitely nice so yes we're here at least we don't have the LURGI. Are we Lurgi free. I'm lucky free free now. This is good Hurrah okay. Hey well done us for clean living in washing our hands lots. Shall we have a question. Sure let's during Helen. Okay so this comes from Carl Jackson. WHO's on twitter at Carl from wolves and he asks what other Christmas songs would you like to see turned into films? Obviously this week sees the release of last Christmas which does feature last Christmas Christmas by one and other music George Michael and Williams. What other Christmas songs to we want to see ooh Hertel New York. The old is already a film right. Is that story though. Oh God no no what you mean is a you know homophobic and what. I don't believe it is now. I think the film L. Mississippi is fine. I mean it's not fine. It's terrible but isn't homophobic that I'm aware of okay. This is the songs been canceled. The film has not been canceled. The Pharmacist roundabout word in the song has has been cancelled and song has not been canceled. Played though many more like it doesn't get listed because it was a bit. There was a big hall. Wasn't that sounds cancelled what what would use okay. Let me let me bring a Christmas song. Say I have to so one of them Santa Baby as a sequel to the boss baby. No I'm thinking I'm thinking actually the sequel to the Christmas chronicles. Because hus what I'm imagining will happen at some point own firm. SANTER CO assault senator baby which means that. What Kurt Russell is turned out? 'cause like Santa Baby and someone's trying to seduce sexy Santa Kurt Russell into giving them presents. I was super with you but super sexy sons Kurt. Russell turns NHS into a baby. Though it gets better it gets veteran so super sexy Santa Baby and because of that Goldie Hawn on Mrs Center has to step in to save Christmas really. It was just engineering to get. Because who wanna see that Goldie Hawn Asante do wanna see Goldie Hawn and Santa but I I feel like we are missing the potential of the song because apart from the name I feel like it's not a very baby centric song. Did you know by the way that that song has a sequel. So what there is a sequel called this year teenager. You're still acting like the song about babies guys. You need to get past the idea that the song is connected to baby. There's a sequel recalled this year sends a baby also by the case and it basically genuinely you can look it. Up is The story of how all the gift she got the previous year turned out to be rubbish and she needs new replacements. Placements wrought the world's most entitled Christmas Song Never Sons. A baby is a song where she's basically trying to seduce Sunday into giving her an enormous amount of some very rich presence. Diet for me that is genuinely a film that I think somebody should make an I would like see if they have because I think that could it ended up being a porn film Helen. No I don't think it would have to. I think you just need a sort of you need to kind of Marilyn Monroe fifties kind of. I've been a good girl this year. I just know and we need to sort of bad Santa Crossover well Lula Gilmore's gang fuck me scientific Santorin. I just don't need that in my brain. I just feel like there's a way to do this. I feel like it's a dying with love kind kind of Marilyn Monroe gentlemen FRY belongs Kinda thing. The could sort of work. I'm not saying I've ironed all the kinks yet. I think it could work. Okay Sir my second one. I'm still working out the particulars on once. Isis settled on this title. I'll be home for Christmas Bing. Crosby awesome okay. So stay with me but I'm thinking this opens up on the former COP in prison. Wrongfully convicted talk. You flavonoids a gritty students. There is one month away from getting out of jail talking to his family. In one of those things promising the heels they home for Christmas is going to be home for Christmas togas. This is why I took his two daughters tenure water. You'll be home for Christmas. One month later day he gets out. Is Christmas Eve. This and that is how how the media began thinking too low. I think it should be a sequel to the wages of fear. I mean it's all be home for Christmas or bits of meat will be smeared across the landscape. Like it's that's that's the level. You should be pushing this up now. full of Christmas spirit there. Well let me think what other what other I just wanted to say if anybody is listening to this any Hollywood producers the mind twenty percent the twenty percent the little the little drummer boy. I'm thinking a love. Actually spinoff starring Thomas Brady sangster's character right you have to. You'd have to see you a youth him that we D H Him. That's no problem. I think that could work. Santa Claus is coming to town well. That's almost certainly porn Komo you fatal. Probably so is uh-huh Mary's boy child coup drama about a woman could marry here. Okay moving on from that Jingle Bell Rock. It's the rock climbing jingle rebels sign. I couldn't be more. I have my own suggestion. One of my favorite Christmas songs and I'm not kidding is called Maliki Makah. Ah which is a Hawaiian Christmas song. which was recorded in the fifties as a standard? If you hear it if you look it up you will find. It's kind of spelled like it. Sounds Melika Kalikimaka and it is great. I don't have to go with this but I think it's important that I go to Hawaii for Christmas to research is so a Hollywood producers. If you're listening if you're not sure by giving I'm on twenty percent of your next film give me. I don't even need twenty percent. I just need the budget ago. So why for Christmas and research my undoubtedly hit navy. I'm saying if we don't want to be constrained by songs in which just pitching Christmas movies to Hollywood would. I'm just saying Christmas. Fallen Jerry Butler I. Who can we get to record? The theme Chin like Adele Dowell singing. Christmas has fallen. Kinda work right. I think she'd be up for it. I mean celine. Dion did a dead pool song so which is great by the way a great song is better than the most bond songs on this is. I feel like we're onto something here. I feel like some of these could be actual films. Made probably are in development developments. Wouldn't they making like three more. No as many things least off falling and one of them has to be Christmas and that's terrifying in London's fallen angels. Jews have already fallen. That sounds like a Christmas movie. Um Sort of it's a wonderful life isn't it. Yeah it's a wonderful life to angel has fallen uh-huh Colon Donna. Just don't have justice ringing a bell trying to get all the angels backup. That's an wonderful so we don't need more Christmas movies because we already. We have the perfect Christmas movie. Which of course love actually really? I feel that at that point. We can just retire until you're going to say well that was mainly if your own personal benefits reach across the table and I as I have stated before but I will say it again because it needs saying every year. I don't mind if you diehard is just. I just don't think it's clever originals. Pointed out a guys so just FYI. I love actually is certainly a film that happens at Christmas that I mostly like I think most people like bits of it. Everybody lies Amen Thompson bid known I on the Bill Nighy bits on the bill. Nye Bit's okay. Those are pre. Yeah uncontroversial uncontroversial. The rest is a little bit more a love every minute of it with the sole exception of the Kris Marshall. We're GONNA plotline is. It's just a tiny bit of the end. But that's the only part of it that annoys me. I can even deal with the Currently under Lincoln thin creepy as it is now. Yeah she couldn't did do better in that whole thing about that is not so much that he's it's a little bit me too ish but also. His friend entrusted him with photography at his wedding and he fucked it up. Yeah it's terrible isn't it if you haven't seen love love actually we've just given you a whole Lotta spoilers. It's been a few years. I feel like you should have seen it by now. Okay so Hollywood call us. We're waiting for your goals and ready and willing to make the greatest. I think Christmas movies that have ever been made in the meantime while we wait for the phone start ringing. I think it's time for an interview. We have to great writers this week but but since we just talked about Christmas it seems only proper that we start with poll fig he's a comedy genius behind bridesmaids behind freaks and GEEKS ghostbusters spy. I want a sequel over the all spin off Jason Status Character. I need more fires literally. The best film is evident. Spy is is really a great film but this week he brings us last Christmas. Smith's which stars Amelia Clark Yes her from. Game of thrones as a Christmas Shop Elf whose life is in and I think it's fair to say a complete toilets like Ostra disarray. Until that is she meets very handsome. Man Who's played by Henry Golding and I went along talked and find out more about the film. Now full disclosure. I forgot to press record until halfway through our first question so there aren't any friendly greetings at the beginning of this there where they just got slight. Does it just begin with you apologizing Nicole Kidman interview from Ostia. I just I just quietly you know we just did it just before the first question but I didn't actually we didn't him the only completely honest with you on the recording. This can we started going to be honest with you. I'm an idiot. I hope so anyway. Apologies for that but trust me he was a very pleasant man..
"james mangold" Discussed on The Frame
"Welcome back to the frame. I'm John Horn. Ford versus versus Ferrari is as the title suggests the story of how Ford entered the nineteen sixty six Lemoyne's automobile race in an attempt to defeat the reigning champion and of Sports Car Racing Ferrari the story centers on the relationship between the men who took up the seemingly impossible challenge race car designer Carroll Shelby played played by Matt Damon and Driving Legend. Ken Miles. WHO's played by Christian Bale together they built and raced the car that we now know as the Ford? Gt I met met with director. James Mangold not too long ago. Where are we James? I want you to describe. We're in a meadow. We're in a meadow looking at some aspens and we were at the telluride film film festival where Ford Versus Ferrari had its world premiere. So are you at all a car night. Can you tell the difference between a Chevy and afford and impala the spectrum of car expertise being able to tell the difference between Chevy Ford is low. You're set the bar very low car nut I would say no now. I'm not a car nut. Although I got much more into it making the film had this story come to you what was your. What was the beginning of his script? Two Thousand Ten two thousand and eleven there was a script floating around Attracted me about the SCRIP. Wasn't just the car thing. But was the unique characters. This kind of Ensemble of hot-rodders riders and veterans and British in southern California and Italians and perfectionists and corporate types. And I saw so much of Frankly I connected with it on the even through the prism of our own business Watching you know this. This effort to build a car is not unlike the effort to make committee and all the different personalities involved in bringing it to market place The artists the marketeers. The naysayers the cynics the idealist the believers the Romantics the crazies These are all part of our life to and and in a way. It seemed like kind of beautiful allegory for me. Also so what was interesting On the level of why the movie hadn't happened. which is that? No one had pulled the trigger on the movie because it had cost every version that anyone who was doing doing were was costing too much and I think the one thing in this actually brings you back to your question was the one thing that really helped me and not being a car. Car Nut was that when I went through the script and tried to kind of Pera down to its essence. I wasn't that guy who is haunted by. Oh I can't cut that. Oh I can't they. I had that has to be the movie meaning. I I had the objectivity to kind of see the movie more than the kind of being such a car racing. Not that I couldn't didn't let go of anything which all the expense of the movie was the racing and so Well you'll know when you see it's movies kind of a private Ryan in Reverse I. It's it's a pretty much a straight ahead character piece ending with an hour of nonstop racing. But you do something with the racing you and your cinematographer in Michael Michael and that is you shoot the races from the racers perspective. We don't have these overhead shots of hundreds of cars. You are taking the viewer in the car. You're so that he or she is in with your razor. Can Miles absolutely John. I think that the whole I mean the to me the the on on a pure ego level if I'm GonNa make a sports movie and my shooting style of the sport is GonNa look the same is what you'd see on your weekend sports broadcast then. I've I've kind of May just be my own sense sense of pride but I feel like I failed but secondly the movie was about these guys and these guys pushing these cars to their limit but also subtleties. You know Ken Miles was a was a great racer and a great engineer but his greatest competition was with himself And I think we make that pretty clear in the movie you know He. He was trying to top himself. He didn't care about the marketing he didn't care about the rankings. He didn't care about fame he just had a goal of being as good is he could be and better than he was yesterday. And that even saying that. How could I ever show anything like that? If I'm not in that cab with him you cast tracy not let's as Henry Ford the second and there's a scene that I will just say we're Henry Ford. The second is in a car going very fast. You ready that was born. READY IT MR shelby.
Latinos are sorely underrepresented in film
"Welcome to the frame. I'm John Horn. Latinos have been underrepresented in Hollywood for a long time both in front of and behind the camera last week a delegation from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus came to La to discuss the issue with Industry Leaders Congressman Joaquin Castro of San Antonio is Chairman of the Group and he says the Hispanic Caucus has a couple of concerns about representation. We worked in in Los Angeles on two issues in particular the gross underrepresentation of Latinos in the entertainment industry and the second getting is portrayal of Latinos in television and film for example. This latest Annenberg report found that of the lead characters on film. Twenty eight percent played criminals which is obviously for any American community or segment of society Misrepresentation and so we had meetings with six or seven studios and executives from those studios. We met with a few of the Gills. The street actors Guild Sag after and the directors guild and and we had a chance to meet with about forty Latino actors actresses producers directors and others about the Hollywood ecosystem Oh system and the challenges that they face hitting work in that system. It's not just the kinds of parts. That Latinos are getting. It's the number of parts Latino. Oh actors barely got four and a half percent of the more than forty seven thousand speaking roles in the top one hundred grossing movies from each though past twelve years and Latinos make up a huge percentage of the US population but also the movie going public. It's almost a quarter of all. Ticket buyers are Latinos. So was there any explanation explanation about that. Disconnect yeah I mean we had pleasant meetings with everyone And you know and everybody talked about. The things are doing to try to do better better. I can't say that there was a satisfactory answer to that. Issue up they did talk about their different pipelines for writing for directing. You know this and that that they're working on. But as I said to those folks in the meetings look if you're at three percents now of Latinos in front of the camera behind the camera then. Whatever you've been doing doing in the past obviously has not worked? So what are you doing right now. And what do you plan to do to improve those numbers And it's very strange that an industry like Hollywood this considered liberal and progressive. Then he would have worse numbers than the fossil fuel industry the oil and gas industry in my home state of Texas Texas. The numbers obviously don't lie the representation of Latinos along with a lot of underrepresented groups in Hollywood is terrible. Why is it important that that it changed? And why is it important to you personally. Well there is a cost to that underrepresentation in C. Suites In terms of casting directors producers etc and part of that cost is a misprint trail of Latinos. I think get no. We not only affects how the how people see themselves but also how. The larger American public sees a Latino community. So when a president or we're politician or anyone else gets up and says that Latinos are criminals and rapists murderers and people turn on their television set and they go to a movie movie and that's exactly what they see then. It affirms that idea for them that the person who's speaking is right and taken to its extreme. It leads to what you've gotTa Know Paso Texas a few months ago which is a madman driving Ted Hours to kill twenty one people. Because he sees Hispanics as invaders to the United States never mind that Latinos have been here for generations. So Hollywood has to take a really deep and close look in the mirror and start to change and change -serily not just by lip service but actually changed. And how do you think that will come about because we've had study after study leave for the last decade that's pointed out these numbers and it doesn't seem like the needle is moving. Do you see any hope for optimism. You you know I. I was Optimistic after it was conversations in terms of Congress's involvement in Congress does have jurisdiction over tax incentives. That provided to the film industry. Just like different state. Legislatures have jurisdiction over tax incentives. That are offered in different places where movies and television television productions are set. But I I'll tell you I did tell some of the folks in these meetings that for us for those of us that were on that trip for the Congressional National Hispanic Caucus and I think for I would dare say for many other members of Congress we have is a mark Zuckerberg level problem here in terms of Hollywood. We have have a problem where an industry is acting incredibly irresponsibly and doesn't seem to be doing very much to change it so the idea that you would bring executives from from Hollywood in front of Congress. The Judiciary Committee is the committee that has jurisdiction basically over Hollywood. That idea I think is something that we should consider consider. Let's assume that these Hollywood executives who aren't really doing what maybe there should be doing. Were to testify in front of Congress. What would you ask them? Congress has brought different industries In front of it to question them on their practices in terms of hiring and diversity and what commit. But they're making do those things and so I ask him questions about the processes they put in place. I mean. Look when you're in a city that is forty percent. Latino in a state is forty percent Latino country that's eighteen percent Movie ticket buyers. That are twenty three percent over indexed on movie ticket sales and this group of people only has about three percent of the rolls when you combine in front of and behind the camera you get to a point where you have to admit that that's systemic exclusion of a group of people and when we have systemic problems not just individual problems or one person here there air when you have problems. Those are the kinds of things that Congress and legislatures should get involved with Joaquin. Castro represents San Antonio in the US House of Representatives. He also chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Congressman. Thank you so much for coming on the show
"james mangold" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Commemorate this event Budweiser Senate Clydesdales Dell's to ceremoniously bid goodbye to the remaining three point two percent beer there's a big parade down main street there they are under the new law Utah residents will be able to enjoy the same budweiser is a recipe that everybody else gets in the US and do you guys want to take a guess at the only state left in the United States to cap alcohol concentration at three point to and I had no idea that specifically for gas stations and supermarkets and I would think that this state enjoys their beer I again this is my southwest rural like I was we're on jet sweet ex yesterday and it was so easy 'cause the airport lax security fucking Uber bosses people sitting waiting in line for Uber's and stuff AH WE LA flight is just self imposed hassle like all we do in L. A. WE L. as we do with self-imposed hassle like hey honest taxpayer who is not affiliated with Isis we're GonNa Hassle your ass till you're so fucking aggravated aggravated that it's literally if you WanNa go to Vegas or Phoenix or Salt Lake City and leave lax and come back to La Act the airport report part is the much longer cumbersome part than the actual flying okay okay that's bad that's bad that's a bad thing thank you do jets we'd act and it's like a pull right in you walk right in the Netherlands stream and as we're like flying back I'm like look when jets we'd X. Moves you know start Servicing Denver or start servicing Utah Mike Mike Down I think Dalen Kaelin Kaelin we can hear you so yeah it's weird thing that that happens but anyway I said as we're landing one hour like all in on both sides security whatever easy I said look when they when they start doing Denver Servicing Denver over Utah. I'm just GONNA fucking move because it's so it's easy now it's it's it's it's the airport eliminate fucking lax and you do you walk through and you get rid of that part then it's just we talked about getting getting work done on the plane you gotta you gotTa seventy minute flight or whatever it is now that the world is opened opened up now that this country is opened up is South West is flying everywhere all the time we must now do a standard alcohol thing age of consent only all the all the super and I'd like to mix it to thirteen I will holiday superstrong beer thirteen at yeah let's call it thirteen one number one standard remember easier to remember so so say is these things used to have to take a fucking axe with a heart on it to get to order seven weeks and four four family members with dot it's too much travel is too easy now must be universal what I'm saying we're all connected takes fucking village when I flew back from Utah and you again like you go or you're in Utah or you're in New York or you're wherever you are you go to New York it's like a pull over at the Guy I want to get a bottle I know you have to go to wine store all right well then go to the whole foods I wanna get a bottle of wine you can't buy a bottle you buy beer at the whole foods in Manhattan you're in Manhattan you're in anything the whole foods in Manhattan and you can't buy bottle of Chardonnay Dum okay and also also not only dumb but to the guy who likes to have a little wine for he goes to bed and whole foods is open till ten and the wine store closed at eight or whenever I just just walk in and the whole food it's like where's The y you do not get your medicine it is not here we just need to open everything up and just sort of standard is it you know you do you go to Utah you go into the bar on Sunday I'll have a bloody mary like we don't tell you know it's like it's it's it's too much yeah in this sort of thing where you're going from four point zero to five point zero just let all the rules around just standardize is everything can we can we agree that these things were fine when people couldn't move around for days because they're under the state right now it's it's two facets too easy and there's too much of it going on you're going back and forth and you need to be coached up on what's going on I mean I I we went in one day we want to the October Sneeze Chalet where you want that big boot of Stein of peer but not four four point Oh yeah and then later on us at a sports bar the other place where you'd like a nice frosty from the tap now but if I would have stayed in other Dane Afghan if they don't want to get up a point that's knock it off yeah okay well there's one st left in the nation that caps at three point two for beer sold in gas stations supermarkets any guesses or would you like reveal Wisconsin Minnesota those people are hard drinkers will say this too about Utah for everybody or at least Salt Lake City for every Mormon there is out there they're five freaks with tattoos all over unlikely to balance the other side goes the other direction hard they you get you can tell who's Mormon and not Mormon you don't have to talk to anybody you just look at that chicks got the barbell gone through her nose and that's completely sleep latter day saint no we saw the guy who had the tattoo which just black arm like a solid sleeve to solid black no no I'm telling you leave if people pull that have rejected the religion I've gone hard the other way the sending a message there there is there is religious folks and freaks there's not a lot of sorta what we'd call in between got pushed into that I'm not know that Oh yeah yeah why not Sunday well here's a couple of celebrity break up stories Rosie O'Donnell may not be spending the holidays with her fiance this year she reportedly split from Elizabeth Rooney after two years of dating that's according radar a source says she hasn't mentioned Rooney in a while further proof a glance at the police officer her fiancee's instagram shows all photos of Rosie have been deleted all mentions of their engagement have been deleted Donna was married to Kelly Carpenter from two thousand forty two thousand seven and Michelle Rounds from twenty twelve to two thousand sixteen and matching she's being married to Rosie O'Donnell how diff- how what about going to egg cells probably half the time I I mean just imagine the crazy highs and the lows the rage and all the stuff she would internalize that was the nothing there's a nothingburger like that just seems like a full-time fulltime John It's good it's good but when it's bad run yeah well also I ns earing leaving his wife of nine in years now they're the reason I bring this up because their announcements about this very different His announcement on Instagram said it is with a heavy heart that I tell you Aaron and tire splitting up with our hectic work schedules we could not be busier and over the last years we've grown apart errands this after nine and and a half years of marriage I and asked for divorce having asked Multiple Times I knew it was time to give up knowing that I'm not the person to make him happy makes the situation more peaceful ugly split there's no is there such a thing as we're both we both work too much we can't be together I tell it's pretty typical yeah no that's what they say oh typical reason soup or like if she was like Mark Eras in and just like bringing home sacks of money I'd be like you got to be in New York on Wednesday I'll be here when you when you come back like I could handle that like who is it ever really the reason like like when authentic chick says whereas really focusing on my studies right now I don't have time to date would that be the answer of George Clooney wanted a date I'm saying like are any any couples like by if you're both really busy in both really doing your career thing then you really successful and I get the part where you know somebody goes even goes on goes Atlanta to shoot a movie for three months and like never comes back that can be tough but I'm just talking about servicemen sorta go to staying in town you know people go out on oil every every movie I've ever seen guy goes out to an oil rig out on a platform that form in the ocean his wife loves this shit out if I can't wait for that night count the day always happy drives him to the the the port another cliche which I think is actually absolutely true because it happens so often and you don't hear about it but like when someone starts off at a certain level of success and fame and gets married and then rockets up you know what I'm saying that I'm just saying shark truck NATO one was six years ago for three years and not that that is cheap pinnacle Brian is far more successful today than he was nine you you know what I mean nine years old nine years ago I remember clearly 'cause you know I I watch Beverly Hills Nine O. Two one oh or whatever it was I watch this show is always bad shows and I watch shows I've watched melrose displace watch all that stuff and so those guys were super successful when I was swing your hammer for fourteen bucks an hour so they always look that way and so I remember once I was when I was doing my sitcom this right about the time Brian got his tumor was diagnosed knows I was working at a with an acting coach at a place in Hollywood that go there once a week workout that stuff the studio the weather then the network just paid for it you know go talk to this lady and I said Okay and then one time I went in and the acting coach coach said we work shopped your scrap and we got the script we got some actors and and we put it up on his feet and we kinda workshop shop it or something and I said Oh that's cool and then I said I don't know I think she volunteered it I don't think I asked you said I played you and I remember growing what she playing me for should be playing here what's happened during that he's my script pre shark NATO days yeah I don't WanNa live in a world where Dennis prager knows who I am yes that's the way feel like he shouldn't have heard of me I don't WanNa live in that world and I don't WanNa live in World War I'm hearing is playing me a Sitcom pilot who doesn't get to play Meena Sitcom pies practice version yeah I remember thinking boy you bought them then on the happy note I think my mom has found a new celebrity to door will be I in Zurich ten years ago because because he's bottomed out right because he's playing me out versus Jon Stewart who's really good on Oprah makes sense Ah yes it's all you need to know about my mom everybody look even the celebrity rumor train going remember what we talked about Ben Affleck getting a pretty wasted waist didn't winning fifteen hundred dollars at the commerce casino brings out this is something that you should check in with him about apparently that story wasn't totally true a little bit different contrary to those report well he didn't win muchly in touch weekly says he actually lost sixty dethatch dollars in forty minutes according to an onlooker onlooker said everyone was just staring at him they couldn't believe it he refused to fold so so many people were just taking his money one thing that isn't in dispute was he was drunk another source says Ben was so obviously drunk his hair was messed up he was having trouble walking and talking eyes eyes were half closed I tried to talk to him at one point but he was incoherent and then Ben says this happens it's a slip I'm not GonNa let it derail me the park grand forty minutes you know you're not allowed to operate a motor vehicle when you're drunk should be allowed to gamble heavily boost you can't sign a contract if you're impaired I mean this this idea that you go to vegas and they bring drinks to the table and the only thing that's free is those drinks when you're sitting at that table in a way you're basically Rasouli because look your they say like your impair your decision making is impaired and I don't think a sober ban in doubles down on those hand volts US hands like a schober version of him knows how to play but you're impaired and thus the sixty grand I'm guessing they were bringing drinks to the table I've been a casinos where people have been passing out nodding off passing because they're tired and.
Matt Damon, Carroll Shelby And Nikki Lauda discussed on Lights Camera Barstool
"Ferrari releases. No, meme, November fifteenth later this year starring Christian bale Matt Damon believe it's based on a book and pretty highly anticipated I was curious what the reaction would be. Like we tweeted, the trailer reaction was huge automobile magnets. Henry Ford, and Lee is it coca I KoKo, yet dispatch a team of engineers and designers to build a car to race against Ferrari at the nineteen sixty six lemons, I guess, say it 'cause you bail LeMond is that makes more sense Christian bale as Ken miles, Matt Damon has Carroll Shelby. They're in it. They're the two big stars that took got people very excited on Twitter yesterday, and on Instagram like shit Damon bail on excited. James Mangold is directing. It's really just overall. This is first movie since Logan, by the way, overall just toward a force of people things you wanna see with this movie. It's like one of the first FOX things at Disney's releasing, well, actually like second or third because I've tarp FINA comes out this week, but very excited. I've other trailer was great got pretty I've for this one. This is the list of things. I'm excited for later this year. It looked anymore bettas of an old guy named in Carroll Shelby. No, that's that's up there. Yeah. Yeah. I thought great. I love Christian bale and his whatever accent. He wants to put on does, you know, he's from Britain. Well. Anyway, carry on. Yeah. I thought cool, I you know, I like cars. I'm not huge in a motor sports, but I you know, it'll be nice to seems like all these. To. I wanna call them period. Pieces like period type racing movies had have ended up in very good. Whether it's can we just talked about it. Rush Russia on race compete Anneke louder. Yeah. Nikki Lauda just passed away. I mean that that was really good. And this, this looks like that. And then was there, another one was at the cinema movie. I can't remember if that was a documentary or not, I seem to end up enjoying them.
The Watch (Ep. 303) - Game of Thrones Prequel News
"Do we know? We know Naomi watts was just cast as cast as social eight with a dark secret and young handsome, British dude from pulled dart also cast your so you're. Jack was not shutdown the I'm very curious your thoughts on this. But from a complete outsider perspective, not just outside are like we don't actually know what the decision making. It's been behind the scenes on this. But outsider in that. I don't really know what the long night super is. I just have a feeling that they, you know, they cautiously Greenland five pilot scripts the zeroed in on this one is one of the most potential. I think it's very important. Not knowing anything about the script. I think it's very positive important. That woman is at the helm of this franchise is opposed to recycling. The same type of person that did the last story because I think the other game of thrones got some criticism some of deserved for its treatment of women on screen, and I think it's time for different perspective on it. And then this casting is terrific. And so, you know, fingers crossed obviously, we said the same thing about James Mangold, directing Boba fett movie. But so far, it seems like they're doing things, right? Yeah. So the long night is in referee. To the age of heroes, which is basically this this period of time thousands of years before the story of game of thrones. At the television audience knows it, and it essentially covers the sort of rise of the white walkers. I think the white walkers this is from winter's coming net. But the white walkers came for the living writing their pale spiders as big as hounds bringing with them a darkness that lasted for generation. And this was known as the long night, and one thing that I think is pretty interesting is that. That does set it up. Similarly, I think too you've got an age of political intrigue and infighting between humans that are then confronted with this almost supernatural evil at their doorstep. And that is where game of thrones is winding up. So it is it is kind of fascinating to see them. Maybe run back. Some familiar beats if not the actual story. But I think they it's so it's so early it's really hard to like have any make any real assumptions about these things. The fact that Naomi watts cast as a as a quote unquote, socialite suggests that you will still have some of the same chamber whispers that we have in game of thrones. Which I think is something that you, and I are both really into. She has the right coloring to Lancaster. I assume Lancaster's existed in some form there. That's kind of exciting to to imagine. It's sort of hard to imagine any other ending for the series that doesn't exist yet other than what the creation of the wall. And would you know what we now know is a three hundred thousand year. I don't know how much time has passed. But basically a pause. Button until the problem came back again. Right. Yep. So does that rub? This of some of its potentially dramatic stakes. Maybe it does maybe doesn't we don't actually know what the battle over the characters are going to be. But it also offers an opportunity potentially to go deeper in different directions than game of thrones much like better call Saul has used the goodwill of breaking bad to give us really fascinating character. Studies in
Boba Fett to get his own 'Star Wars Story'
"Sort of the anticipation of you know you have a few years between these two get excited or to wonder what what they're gonna do all of that when you have just a few months between them i just wonder if it if it might be too much i mean you just broke the news yesterday that we know of another spin off that is now in the works james mangold is writing and directing star wars film about boba fett is there that level of interest in all of these separate characters when with the marvel films for instance at least you know each of them may be as more worthy of being the centerpiece of a movie right do we need a movie about boba fett boba fat is one of the most recognizable characters in star wars i mean that's one of the beauty of lucas's creations is that so many characters that just pop out and stand out due to character design or to even the these one scene scene stealing scenes that they do and you have to think of like kay landau christian he's a cool cat but is he cool because we've only seen him for a handful of scenes less his more is sort of the model for a lot of characters whether it's in tv or movies you know so that's a danger but at the same time you know there is you said there's business element to this can you explain that for people who don't know just how it was originally george lucas sort of an independent entity and now it's not right disney bought basically lucasfilm and star wars and that also includes the indiana jones stuff and and willow and all that stuff that that george did for four billion dollars and look at the math i mean the movie themselves have earned a ton of money and more than have paid off that investment but yes i mean corporations sometimes wanna give and giving give and will be a backlash enthusiasm will wayne will that's maybe even manifesting itself this weekend we're seeing tracking numbers that show that this could be the lowest star wars opening ever when you count for inflation all.
Boba Fett to get his own 'Star Wars Story'
"The story broke the james mangold the guy who wrote and directed logan is gonna do these standalone boba fett movie for the star wars universe and now she's telling dan that he's going to have a lot of scrutiny because i think you know the star wars fans are nuts anyway but specifically boba fett fans are really nuts and i mean i think i personally i i i think the that series was going to be in good hands if you got mangled doing it he's a good director he directed he's directed a lot of good movies and he for my money bet made the best comic book movie ever made with logan so anyway i just saw that news but we're talking about buffets all you can eat buffets or there's some good ones around what do you recommend and i also have all you can eat from an all you can eat buffet restaurant operator he reveals his six secrets so we'll talk about that three one two nine eight one seven two hundred here's brian on wgn hi brian regulations happy anniversary but he buddy appreciate that thanks yeah just want to throw one out there it's actually a filipino buffet up on mccormick just by the kapernick is theater up there and it's called little key apple and they actually have the buffet inside a jitney which if you're not familiar is the transportation that the army left back in the philippines when we lost.
"james mangold" Discussed on /Film Daily
"He will be the second person from my home area to make star wars movie because tony gilroy grew up like a town away from jane's mangled and like they knew each other growing up in in like in in the suburbs new york city arch county new york so because i used to work up there and i used to talk to james mangold like when he was making i think it was three ten to yuma i talked to gilroy like cool of course did rogue one after what's gareth edwards got out when he did like michael clayton so really film literate smart guy and yeah we'll see but yeah ben is right it's like it's really getting comical now that like it's just the same white guys over and over again and they're all talented fabra and you know and ryan and j j ron howard benny often weiss yeah and then but then what about in really boba fett like man i don't know there's also that obe obi one movie supposedly in the works like we're kidding all these movies telling the story of characters that i don't think we want or need to hear the stories of which is my biggest i think criticism of you know solo star wars story i know germain and i are both on the positive side of things but e even though we're on the positive side of things i think it's not a movie we need it did i mean and but not to get into spoilers with that movie that hits fitters what tonight thirty minutes on the on coast but i will talk vaguely as possibly as possible ken the movie i think sets up future star wars things and i'm kind of wondering a lot of people are taking that as like setting up a solo sequel in some way you guys have both seen this movie and i wanted to talk his vegas possible because we don't wanna spoil anything for anybody but do you think.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Let's see if you from the corner shirt his parents love the moving in only comic book movies and his question is of course comic related in which he just wants to hear a little more about the device of using comics in the movie when at one of the great things that you did in it was actually you did the kind of if you build it they will come moment in which although it's a fake part of the comic these map coordinates they lead to somewhere and all the kids know about them so although it was from someone's imagination that marvel presumably in this universe it still is a real salvation for them of sorts and strangely there is someone telling them to go over the border whose french now we know well surrender that makes rents yes sir target talk about that with a comic well the it's interesting i mean there is a whole bunch of things that that touch came from one was uh uh and i'm not sure which was first but we needed i mean literally i remember just beating out things with scott pacing around in a hotel one day and trying to figure out how does lauren know where she needs to go why out she nowhere what is this we need a destination you know three to any you but you have to get to the freetown the yuma well in this movie where are you trying to get and why and the idea that the goal or the place they have to go would be something that logan looks at is farcical was really helpful to writing logan meaning so that the mechanics of having a child saying take me here and in going it's bullshit no it's bullshit you know and that that's more interesting than him going i don't want to go there or or meeting that his relationship to the goal of the film in the movement forward of the film becomes one of of that's more interesting if you will but it was also shaped by other stuff like i can't tell you what's first or second in unforgiven which was also a huge influence on marks on marks taxed and on us as well um uh you know um isn't had richard harris whose following around writing all these western novels about.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Very profitable system of chattering about all these character histories who ham cutting and really quick to remind you all about my digital magazine back story it's an ipad magazine that focuses on the art and business of storytelling currently were an ipad only magazine and also available on google play another tablets but fear not were come into the web very soon you could checkout www died backstory dot net for updates as i said earlier i servers have been transferred were and final testing and it's all looking really great sea will finally be able to read backstory on the web very soon when important thing to remember about backstory is that when you subscribe on the web you'll get access to every single issue we've ever published she will be in the loop on everything my team has put a lot of work into our newest you number twenty nine with blade when or 24 nine cover stories that include indepth interviews from writers hampton fancier and michael green on this utterly fantastic marvel of a film in fact some of hamptons article includes explanations of moments in scenes that were scripted but never shot for 'bladerunner twenty forty nine that's fast nateing stuff as well there's also plenty more stuff from hampton fancher david webb people's regarding the original blade runner including script experts that you could read that i researched at the margaret herrick academy library and the writers guild foundation library as well in issue twenty you could also read the entire blacklist screenplay knuckle plus an interview with its writer david matteo issued twenty nine also features actor writer dany mcbride and director david gordon green chatting about riding season two of each 'buts darkly hilarious vice principles we also have actor jason isaacs chatting about taking the captain's chair and star trek discovery actor george griffith on playing ray and twin peaks the return directors dayton ferriss on battle of the sexes director andy machete on the horror hit it screenwriter jason hall on thank you for your service and will even have a story on thawra rag narok which will be updated into the issue when the film comes out into theaters and so much more to explore remember if you have an ipad or any tablet with google play the app an issue one our postal.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"We kind of were going we were there's a kind of gravitational pull on these movies where you end up if you don't resist you end up writing another one of those movies suddenly the white house was involved in and i was like holy shit wait axing it's really interesting to hear because since you didn't do that give us a glimpse into what the the version was he didn't like well it was his which similar turns you were taking it was it was the political on the way and the epic myths that we would that we eat you kind of just start is you're trying to increase the stakes in the second half the film you start reaching for bigger gestures and bigger action and suddenly there's fighter jets or the government is in this big and you're going like where i and i just knew we had made a mistake the there was a point in which we were kind of at whatever the my own feeling about what we needed to do we were betraying the kind of into the core intimacy that the wrestler camp pti the wrestler in the front end and then turn into transformers it has to be the wrestler all the way the end and that that as with shane or anything else so that so then at that point michael gone on mike what went onto another project and and i wrote alone in then scott join me and scott nine met new york for about a month and really hammered out the backup of scrip in that left turn phase are just the discovery phase if you will will or some other versions of this movie that were kind of in your mind that were never even you know shot obviously just some some other earlier rations that would be just interesting to hear about your thought process so one of the things i was most fascinated with was the idea and one of the things i i asked myself as i was working on it was was what is logan scared of meaning if this this last movie what we should be facing him with is what is most frightened of and um and that the answer was.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"I always pointed out because you write such character driven yet but but was my only boy there's no when we wanna do it for you one way to do it there is no right way right into me the key is to five the energy to right meaning that the the greatest failure will happen by not typing so what ever gets anger tears joy hilarity whatever gets you writing right and then yes sculpt sculpt and find what's valuable in what you do how long does it take you to get your first draft of this we were we didn't figure the movie out until the couple of months before start shooting it to be obvious i think that the the there were ideas are being uh the the biggest i'd kind of written the front end of the movie as i had kind of been coming up at the story the back nine of the film um there was kind of a breakthrough in january of twenty sixteen that was in new york with between scott franken i which was this idea which we thought someone not kevin foggy but someone would stop us from doing with this idea of the comic books existing in their world answers very meta and i really liked yeah i thank you at night but it was really breakthrough for us because it was a way to kinda put on screen his own ambivalence about his legend and that and at the same time to create this kind of agenda for laura that she's trying to get to the place you read about in these comics and he's going there bullshit their bullshit you know and and that that to me was a really rich place to explore not that he was saying nothing had happened and then he wasn't wolverine but that would ever we were was turned into something else and a commodity a happy meal action figure whatever was it was my own way to kind of.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Leading the scene seem question different angles sir do you at least know you're beginning middle and and if you don't committed to paper sure you start who have a cent you can't i mean like yes kosovo nautile alert advocating not knowing anything implicating so as some people another end and they reverse engineer their screenplay to get get at a point so is that is that a trick that you do or chile you knew that liu i mean i think out i i i don't completely discover my movie in in writing it for it would be some kind of act of of uh uh stream of consciousness but i know where i'm going or what this we knew logan was going to die in this movie i knew i wanted it like i had in my head what i could describe to you which is that i wanted to make a movie in which logan is taken care of charles exessive your charles has a decline of dementia that may has made him dangerous they're living on the hinterlands of the world he he's he's i thought i had this idea that he's an uber driver and and you get this kind of collection of humanity flowing through this limo that he drives and to me there was kind of the sexy idea that what they end up taking off in was a limo and kind of racing across the country in this damaged limo which is kind of probably some tribute to eastwood's the gauntlet in the boss but the bottom freely that's funding yeah so but the but but he was like that so then i'd sit down and i started writing a kind of taxidriver opening of logan driving limo and i'd have those pages and i put them aside and then i wrote a seen the pretty much the one that's in the movie between charles and and logan in the tank the very first seen which kind of which in a weird way is outlining because you through the dialogue on the scene between them i'm figuring out what's happened before what's happening now what their situation is and then i start building off what i have and sometimes all right like i need a scene here where blah but i don't ever do the kind of hand me a page version of the whole movie i i can't do it great a when you say.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"It was i had a great time making the movie but i i i didn't feel like i made mine movie i felt like i made one of those movies and i at add pieces of me in it but it was when it came when the conversation came round to making another film with you um is part of the series i was pretty disinterested in it um in less it was going to be a film that was when my film it just so happened to feature that character as opposed to uh but i don't know how to explain it other than i don't think these universe movies are really movies they're they're old they're very expensive tv episodes of a of a because it goes with the intelligence nature of comics in general in which it it it's a compiling but the aga of sorry it's it's it's own i think it's it's own interesting semi political topic because the comic books reinvent the characters all the time and and killed him off and kill them off and redesign them and uh but the kind of the i find it so he's really interesting because people a real film fans and then they're also really angry f the movies ever deviate from each other but in a way they're also it's a contradictory goal because you're not going to get expressive an interesting films if you're asking the filmmakers to live by a kind of immovable bible and relaunched semi religious bible um that the even the innovation that happened in comic books happened because new artist game and reinterpreted these characters um as a screenwriter on any adaptation invention is important.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Then went away and made it how soon after phones will do you make your personal well masters i mean it was kind of like uh i don't know if it works its way here but the but masters burt we colombia's kind of like people dribble out it's kind of like it's kind of like they're half in and a half out of the school time so i went there two years kind of fulltime and then then finish the script and then went about trying to get the movie made but didn't really i think they graduated me based on heavy so the the kind of it was um i kind of just was hellbent to get the movie made more that i was worried so how many years after school did heavy get made what came out in ninety seven i think i was i think it was that technically at columbia four years but i think i kind of paid for two okay guy hung around that makes sense a good way to go yeah um you know getting to tonight's film in and we've i've interviewed you in the past i i love the western work that you did on retender yuma they're the remake and obviously walk the line was awesome as well thank and you could see tropes of those things in tonight's movie which talk about but i guess the easiest place to stay would be twenty thirteen's the wolverine which you directed what were the lessons that you learned about getting into the comic books genre and specifically working with wolf rain 'cause you you had a dry run for this well uh wolverine was a project that i kinda came into they were they were already exploring it um uh darren aronovski had been exploring making a movie out of the japanese saga them you baled on it um and there were other people they were talking to and then it kind of was on and off and i came on and i was very i'm kind of crazy for japanese films um so um there was this and i've known you forever since two thousand one and there was a kind of vary in eight attraction to trying to what was attractive to me by that movie was taking a kind of euro film and moving it in to um this kind of foreign landscape and even foreign language and um but it was a it was.
"james mangold" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Then why they thought it looked to dark i was trying to make essentially what knew surprise um they uh uh i was trying to make something like the red balloon and um it was not a lot of language in it not a loved the took place in the inner city they wanted shows about suburban america and i i i think that's where i really ran afoul of the executive core there and um they pulled the plug on the movie the move me off to animation and um and then several years later to make a long story short i ended up going to colombia for the simple reason that i i asked myself as i was living in north hollywood ablock or two from circus liquor that uh which is still there by the winner um that i i asked myself when it was last happy and when i was last happy was what i was in film school and i was desperate enough that i thought will just do that like you're lost go go to where you were last happy and rebuilt from there and and often you know would somebody gets a deal and they start working in seattle last place they would get a film school but i really admire that you did in when you went to colombia you i think film school gets a bad rap i think it's really cool to put it down but i think that that it is whatever you make of it frankly and that's and and for some people that shit in for some people it's awesome well we're sitting here the los angeles films quantum curious what your experience was because you had meals foreman like you got to study under the great meal is fly mary lucky both places i studied a cow arts i ended up as a teaching assistant any kind of from a alexandra mckendrick was teaching there and i blame uh uh i attach myself immediately to him and um and then at columbia i was lucky enough to study with me loesch and a bunch of other great faculty members were there um but i also had you know the one thing that film school is any school is really is also time out and uh to work you know and.