17 Burst results for "Jean Hagen"
"jean hagen" Discussed on KGO 810
"And Goodman and we've talked the whole night. Good morning. Good woman. So jam making a date with you right now, Raines, You and I are gonna go singing in the rain with our masks on. Of course, of course. But what a fun, wonderful period piece. You know, it takes place in the 19 twenties. Hollywood is going from front. Of movies that don't talk right. Two movies a talk, and it's just a wonderful film on every level. It's very magical and romantic. You've got this great cast right there. You were here in Gene Kelly stem who directed with Stanley Diamond, but you were hearing a Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. And And you know, I was friends with Donald and I was very lucky to live in a lot about the behind the scenes making of this remarkable movie and Jean Hagen is this woman who can't Pete. You know, I can't stand it and and Debbie relatives. You know, Deb, it's so much fun everything about it. And if you're feeling blue folks, because let's face it. It has been a horrific week. If you're feeling blue, this is a movie for you. I love it. I love it when a song lyric Now let's say, Johnny, let's say is sitting in traffic. You're in l A on the freeway. Ah, you could even be on the Nimitz. You know you could be anywhere but you're sitting in traffic, and you think what would be the very best thing that could happen? Let's imagine. I.
"jean hagen" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was described in that fashion. She's a triple threat. She can sing. She can threaten movies. I think I've hit a wall over there. I'm going. Any help from the other side is that that Gene Kelly movie is singing in the rain and it's the actress. That he is. Unfortunately, parents feel going. Jean Hagen Jean Hagen is the actress character is what's the character's name system? And then I can stand? Yeah. Oh, the rest of the part with kids and, um What was her name? I nobody makes a monkey at a Lina Lamont, Lina Lamont. Wait a couple of points in there. Give them three points. Francine, who's self description included. You know, I used to be the king of Broadway Six shows running at once. Lynch's Delmonico's $200 suits. Look at me now of wearing a cardboard belt. Is that Was already actually quoting that along with the kind of spooky, don't you think? This is probably the toughest know that zero. Must l in the producers playing playing the Broadway producer, you know something? What the heck? 10 points. Max Bialy Chinese favorite just couldn't deprive him of any points. Who's self assessment.
"jean hagen" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Catalyst for the first major blow to glorious career. In nineteen fifty three Gloria was invited to the Academy Awards with a nomination for best supporting actress. She was anxious for weeks leading up to the event desperate for everything to be perfect. She'd be up against some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and this would be the first televised Oscars in history. If she didn't win, she'd be humiliated. But if she did win Gloria News, she'd have to look and sound perfect for her adoring fans as the day Ju-, closer. Closer, Gloria, became more and more worried onset. She kept the anxiety under wraps, but at home and with friends the Oscars were the only topic of conversation on the day of the event Gloria. Waited in her trailer for side, pick her up dressed to the nines in her gown. Her face meanwhile was bear she wanted to wait to do her makeup until the last moment to ensure it didn't run when cy came in. He demanded she leave her face bear. As usual, he was jealous. and. Today his point of contention was makeup. Gloria was just as adamant that she had to look perfect tonight. So she locked herself in the bathroom and created one of the most lavish lips she had ever drawn unfortunately by the time, the fight and the lips were done. She had no time left to do any other makeup. The result was a half finished almost washed out appearance. This is part of what started rumors that she was drunk at the show. The other origin of the rumors stemmed from what happened when the winner of best supporting actress was announced. Gloria waited with bated breath and trembling hands while the nominees were listed. She was up against the likes of Jean Hagen for singing in the rain and Colette Marchand for Moulin Rouge Gloria felt it was almost impossible that she could win against such talented actresses. But just in case she had prepared speech with cy something witty and charming something that would really blow the socks off the American public who were seeing the award show for the first time on their televisions. Luckily because Gloria one. She turned to Cy and gave him a kiss. Then quickly made her way to the stage. She stumbled slightly as she reached the stairs, the lights were much brighter than she expected, but that wouldn't stop her from getting her award. She made her way across the stage smiling from ear to ear, then took the statuette from the presenter. But after all these weeks of tension after the distraction of that fight with cy earlier in the evening. Perhaps, thanks to the distraction of her unpainted face. Gorey's mind went blank. She stared out at the Sea of clapping spectators and then instead of her funny delightful speech. She gasped out a breathless. Thank you very much. As. Soon, as the words left her mouth Gloria darted offstage, mortified, she'd won the award, but she'd been a failure at receiving it and just like that. The public's favourite up and coming star had started her own downhill. Descent tabloids quickly spread the news that Gloria was a narcissistic drunk who didn't believe in thanking her cast mates and crew for their efforts. The rumors only grew as Gloria meekly repeated that she simply had stage fright, and at one point revealed that she allowed her son Timmy to use her Oscar as one of his dolls, Gloria tried to turn a blind eye to these smear campaigns, but the stress only made her insecurities grow. She went in for plastic surgery again, this time on her upper lip to shorten the despised ridges, but instead, the doctor paralyzed her upper lip. Gloria was mortified and started stuffing her lips with cotton to hide little, they moved with multiple surgeries and some experimental dentistry over the next few years, she was able to move her lip again. But throughout the rest of her career, Gloria, would show up to set without any notice covered in bandages from some new surgery. It became so drastic that in some of our films, it's clear that she has different features from one scene to another one magazine. gave her the nickname, the girl with the Novacaine lip nothing was going right and Gloria was cracking under the pressure for the first time. Her anxiety started spilling over from her home to her film sets to disastrous effect. While working on the big heat, Gloria continuously wiped off and reader makeup. Right before takes. Chelsea refuse to hit any of remarks making it impossible for the camera man to keep her in. Focus. But. Arguably, the worst issue was that Gloria performance scene and get notes from the director. Then in the next take, she would do something completely new. She claimed that since her character was unstable, she too would be unstable perhaps that relationship actually went in reverse. Thanks to this erratic behavior, Hollywood insiders were starting to get just as skeptical of Gloria as the press, but she was still a big name and a talented actress. Perhaps, she deserved a little leeway for some diva behavior onset in nineteen, fifty, four given one last chance, and it was her highest paid biggest role to date. Eight Oh Anne in Oklahoma, she'd get one hundred, thousand dollars for the role that's close to the equivalent of one million dollars in twenty twenty. But if Oklahoma was glorious last chance she blew it. She was an absolute menace onset. She would reportedly do anything possible to try to pull attention away from other actors in her shot. She frequently interrupted filming halfway through seen at one point. She even hid her co star over the head and pulled his hat over his eyes in the middle of take by the end of the shoot. Not One crew member or cast member had a good thing to say about Gloria. Grahame. After Oklahoma. Gloria was effectively blackballed. She was never asked onto a notable film. Again, she transitioned into bit parts on television and worked for low fees on smaller film productions. Meanwhile, her already tense relationship with the press turned more sour than ever. She.
"jean hagen" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Shame I. Go Unites Man. Sometimes, you need to be my number. One is seeing the rain. Look. The might right here in the bush. Now you talked. The sound goes through the cable to the bucks, a man records I'm a big record in wax, but you have to talk into the mic I in the Bush. Giant again, perhaps you. You've seen it a million times and it. Brings you joy, if somehow you don't know what singing in the rain is a nineteen, fifty, two musical. Directed, by gene, Kelly and Stanley and starring Gene Kelly. Donald. O'Connor And Debbie Reynolds and it is the greatest movie musical ever made pretty much. No one disagrees with that right. I mean I'm sure people do. I don't really want to hear from you a few, but. Common Wisdom One of the greatest movie musicals overnight would say it goes Tom Hooper's Les Miz. Number One then singing in the rain to yeah. And shirt whatever. And then. What. If what if the great classic Hollywood movies and this to me? Is in addition to just bring being joy and movie that I watched whenever I feel sad. I. Last night I was kind of doing my homework for this movie and singing in the rain is available on Hbo Max as a part of the the TCI collection I believe, and I was like you know what I'll just watch twenty minutes just to make sure to refresh it, and then I stayed up watching the entire thing like far too late, because it is such an injection of joy, but it is also a great example of in terms of being a movie about making movies a great example of having your cake and eating it, too, because it's A. It's I wouldn't say it's quite cynical, but it is a movie. It set in the twenty S, and it is about the transition of Hollywood from silent films to. Talking movies and it is really about like the first musical ever made, and it is knowing and makes fun of the studio system and the studio machinery and movie stars. There is just a all time performance by Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont who is the silent film star who has a terrible voice and no one wants to hear her talk..
"jean hagen" Discussed on Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone
"We're back thank you. How Spend Jackson Keith? Others a phone call Adamy. Oh really yet please okay. Hello Oh am I the one hundred caller no no. You're you're the sixty eighth caller on on the show. Who is this please? Hi It's Carol Carol Burnett. It is not we are. That sounds plausible. Is this really carol? Burnett not really is everybody. No come on Kale Kill are you. Are you aware that you can win? Any appliance from Roger. Federer's appliance store. As well as you can hang out without a map to the game. If you're the hundred caller what do I have to do? You have one hundred dollar. Well you know. I'll call back when I can be the one hundred sixty eight. I want to be one hundred okay. Eight is good though. Maybe we can get you like a tennis ball or something from Roger Federer's okay. How're you fixed for toilet paper? We'll all right. Maybe we could win that. What do you think that's a good idea? Actually that's a really good idea. Well you know maybe once we exhaust the hundred calls which I know Adam is really happy about having this contest. Oh yes I love it. Did you know that Roger Federer the tennis star has an appliance store? No your role. You're getting. You're getting sucked into Paula's web of lies all right. I'm used to lying. I watched the news. Oh It depends it depends which new now how are you? How are you and yours holding up during the have you taken to eating marshmallows during the no? We're doing okay. I've got my my my husband and I are here and we have a our kitty cat and one day goes into the next day and then the next but we're staying somewhat. Shane by Doing Crossword Puzzles and watching good. Old movie excellent. What was the most recent old movie that you watched? Oh my gosh well. We watched In the rain which I know by heart but I love it singing in the rain. The music man. August To Catches Steve Gaslight all about Eve all those good old you know those are great. Santa raise my wife's favorite movie. I rented a theater for a big birthday for her. Oh Gosh every number is a show stopper. It's absolutely. Oh it's just wonderful to watch it. I I love. This show kept stopping a metaphorical showstopper. Paula I the concession stand. Must've been going crazy on when that was in the theater. Did you see it in the theater? Carol yes I'm that old a Debbie Reynolds was at you. Know she was in it and she was. I think nineteen or twenty years old when she made that movie and she was a year older than I am and so I was eighteen and so I saw the movie in the theater. But then we have it here and it's just like a ritual. I watch it every year and it holds up so great. It's it's wonderful. I recommend it to anybody who can get it. You know. And of course it's a wonderful life with charged that was Stewart's favorite movie and it was Katherine Favorite Movie. They yeah wonderful lot and it bombed when it first came out really. Yep Yep and then what happened was it became a cult classic every Christmas. And so then it just you know and it caught on but when it first came out. It didn't do well at all that I'm on moving giving me. Why have a fantastic piece of singing in the rain Trivia that my wife tells me almost on an annual basis when we watched the movie with their kids which wild filming the iconic singing in the rain number out in the rain gene? Kelly had one hundred and three fever. Yes yes oh you knew that you did. I've met him years ago and we talked about that I was at some function. Then he where he was and I said that was just the greatest number and he said that he was so sick when they were doing it but he had to do it because it was all set up with the the you know the rain and this and that and uh yeah and so maybe that's why his eyes are shining and then of course Donald O'connor doing make them laugh. I mean he knocked himself out for that one and then when it was finished she had to take two weeks off to rest why because he had one hundred and four degree temperature and he was very this is this is little known. Trivia. Carol that they might not have told you what. Donald O'Connor was very jealous of a gene Kelly and so he purposely got himself a higher fever. We're so good together though. Oh my God. He was so jealous of Gene Kelly. That like after they finished shooting the singing in the rain number. Donald O'Connor went out there to the street set an licked every lamppost at Gene Kelly. That that's that's that's a rumor that might be true. And then of course the wonderful Jean Hagen. Who was the billinness in? The movie was so fun. She's my favorite in the whole thing. The unsung hero of the film. Or out funny. She was doing. I remember when Robert Mueller wouldn't testify and wouldn't testify wouldn't testify yes. I was almost certain that when he finally to testify he was going to say. I can't stand it. I thought for sure he was just ashamed. His voice yes exactly. Yeah like he was gonNA assist. He was GONNA sit down and go yeah go. He boarded informally honestly. Yeah Yeah it now Mickey Mouse yes. You drifted Carol. I gotta say with all due respect to Tom. Hanks I have to say Carol. I hope you are the hundredth caller. Eventually in this contest. Because what else is one hundred? Caller Win Paula. They they went any appliance they want from. Roger Federer's appliance store. And they get to hang out with that after the game. So I'm into that. Keep calling back at of enough. I Really WanNa do it you guys. I have to ask my coworkers. Did you guys know that it was Carol Burnett before she said it was coburn? No Paula? How are we supposed to guess such things crying? Tony? I am crying. Tony as is speechless. I'm Joyce I'm like. Oh my gosh well. That's not quite speechless anymore. Never we love you. Carol Burnett Care I want to thank you so so much for doing this and you know. I took time out of my busy schedule during the panthers. Yeah Yeah I had so many other things to do I actually. I'm I'm glad that you put on the back burner for us. That's really flattering. Well thank you know the next time I call. It'll be number one hundred. And I just I I think I would like a blender blender right. Yeah so just put down. Yeah yeah then. I'll call in their damaged appliances so it's a blender that will mix some things but not all all well no but I don't want that I think of something else. All right we're getting you damage blender I'll buy you a blender care everybody stay safe okay you too and thank you so much for calling in talking to you be good. They safe and Sane Youtube until thank you so much. I'm pulling my ear for you. Walk by love you to take care. Okay Bye bye bye my God come through your what Paula poundstone came through Adam. Adam low two hundred. 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"jean hagen" Discussed on Little Gold Men
"Overtax I was like but wait won't be nice to have plans won't be nice to have something to do at six. Pm on like the luxury of not having children or anything else that I need to take care of like But Yeah so. I don't know maybe maybe kind of giving us that. That sort of structure is not just beneficial for the industry in whatever way it is but also for us on the other side in terms of just like letting schedule will return to normal or at least as close to normal as we can win strategy. I've seen for. Vod release is like various online online. Influencers sound so gross but like people people who are influential in the film world on film twitter etc running these like live tweets of new releases. So like maybe that's the new normal as like. Hey you know distributors studios if you WANNA debut Splashy new movie on Vod and have the little men hosts live tweet. The premiers of let us know you. Are you promoting us for a job? I mean why not. I'm just trying to make us essential employees but it's like that it's it's trying to capture that spirit of collaborative viewing obviously tweeting about a movie and watching at the same time is is not the ideal way to consume cinema but You know needs must maybe sometimes so. I don't know that's just something I've been seeing with. I think the Alamo ran something like that. Elise loan Ran Something like that. So perhaps that's an approach That we might see more of okay to pivot from our current mess to the past and to a a vision of Hollywood in which there really was no mess than everything could be kind of easily solved even the transition to talkies We're talking about singing in the rain this week. It is a movie. I've seen a ton especially when it was on dope struck. I watched it a lot so I almost felt like kind of embarrassed going back and rea watching this because there's so many other classic musicals that I haven't seen But it did feel like the ultimate comfort food to dig into. Which is. Maybe why I'm not surprised at one pole Joanna. Maybe we'll start with you. Did you also find the The pleasure of sinking into a warm bath of watching singing in the rain. I was delightful. Yeah and it was pouring rain here yesterday when I watching it so it was perfect. Perfect ambience yeah. This is a movie. I've seen one gazillion times and I rem- I was remembering that I owned the soundtrack on cassette As a kid Cassette wiles Yeah and I have a memory of like. We took a family vacation to Hawaii in like fifth grade. And all I did was sit on the beach. And listen to you singing in the rain soundtrack on my Walkman because it was an incredibly cool kid. I'm sure you're were so glad they dried you all the way to Hawaii for you. They actually got. They got really mad at me I also watched. I also watched show boat at one point But yeah so. That's that's who I was as a kid. Yeah I like every single word of every single song I know because I have like. I'M MMEDIATELY TRANSPORTED TO HAWAII. Beach listening to it for a reason. Yeah I mean like what would it incredible musical we I. I think it's kind of fun. That are films two weeks in a row have been you know movies that are about the film industry. I think that's kind of fun thing for us to do and This also not in the same sort of poison pen letter or sunset boulevard but this also you know is is jabbing jabbing at Hollywood. And some of the tropes of of the silent era a little removed from when this film was made. But I just you know just the way it starts off with a red carpet event and you see these archetypes. How bad of a car. One of which play by Rita Moreno as the flapper girl or whatever That's just like a fun fun attitude to take for this film. That was very much like of the studio system. You know one thing that I think people don't necessarily realize about seeing the rain Which is one of my favorite. Musical facts is that it is essentially a jukebox musical Arthur freed who was a producer. Mgm The freed unit was famous for producing all these lavish. Mgm Musicals. He wrote most of the songs earlier in his career and he gave a bunch of his songs to combat green the screenwriters and said like make musical out of some of my songs so that I can then get the money from the songs being hit so stuff like singing the rain etc. We're definitely not written for you. Know the the plot was hung around these songs Which is a kind of musical making? That musical snobs like myself. Now sometimes looks down her nose at the idea of a jukebox musical like Obama's jukebox musical. Even though I love me but but that's just I. I think people don't know that about seeing the rain which I think is fun fact. That explains how at the end the composer can say. What are YOU GONNA sing? And she can say singing in the rain. And Yeah I find that one of the things that's inspiring about it but maybe also and I want to hear Mike as the singing in the rain skeptic but I like the fact that it would it emerged from the most cynical motivation being like we all these songs we own them. People like put him in a movie And they managed to make something kind of wonderful out of it anyway. I feel like that's the power of so many like big old studio movies and mgm in particular. They were this machine. They were so fine tuned to make movies that people watched and then like no one was considering film and Art. At that point they would just lose movies all the time and yet in the process of doing that because performances and because of clever writing like singing in the rain managed to stand the test of time so well it it feels to me like an example of what Hollywood can do at. Its best when it's trying to make a ton of money but also make something great and process. Wait so Mike Mike. You don't like seeing the rain hit me. Hit me with the perfectly honest. I've never sauce in the rain before never had any interest in seeing singing in the rain before I obviously saw the scene where Gene Kelly singing in the rain which is always seemed fine. I feel like they played that in like an Oscars You know montage every year but and something weird happen where You know we're watching a lot of movies and stuff here at at hsieh's Hogan and after Sunset Boulevard. I can't sort of erroneously excited about the fifties and thought maybe maybe the fifties are better than I had always thought because I always thought they were just horrible and I tried if he's like cooler and more like a cynical more interesting than I thought and then I tried to watch Some like it hot and just had to shut it off after about ten minutes because it was just so loud maybe twenty minutes and then and then I watch the searchers. And I'm like I mean. I know that this is great but like it's so freakin reactionary. And you know there's just like there's a lot of problems with it it's like you really signing onto an incredibly screwed up world view that we that we are still kind of dealing with today and they were like inventing it you know the searchers unlike the idea that Natalie Wood having sex with a native American would be like the worst things so terrific. Yeah just like you know I mean look. Things are more complicated than than maybe we give them credit but just the whole John Wayne. I mean. It's complicating the John Wayne Persona but it's also very much sort of you know elevating it in presenting it and it's interesting but it's kind of annoying and then so then to just have to sit down and then watch another sort of big fifties movie that is you know and so early on watching it. I'm just I was slightly against my will and really kind of keying in on all of the things that are whatever. I mean politically incorrect. Racists misogynists stick whatever you WANNA call it and so it took about twenty minutes to sink into the warm bath. It helped that I was. I was as one does when one is watching against one's will wikipedia. Ding Gene Kelly and realizing that he was a total bad ass who took on the House on American Activities Committee and stood up for his wife who was a suspected communists and turned out to be like. He's like a new hero of mine. Irish-american Yankee Fan who stood up for the right stuff so that was helping and then eventually you know you do get you. Do get sucked in early on. I'm just like what was the weird fixation with these Debbie Reynolds type. Sort of you know Clean cut girls in the fifties like I. It just feels like I couldn't separate the thought of of fifties culture as this traumatized reaction to to the forties an even the thirties. Which I get. I mean those. Were very very difficult times but it just sometimes it feels like the whole world decided to delude itself and pretend that life was much simpler than it is because they were deeply traumatizing wounded. And I find that not entirely calming it. Actually stresses me out sometimes Richard. I WanNa hear from you where you landed on this. I had the I had the exact opposite reaction. I think in that like you know I was watching it somewhat later at night. Probably like ten thirty eleven. Maybe having a glass of wine maybe kind of like subject to the sort of emotional wins That that that kind of our situation applies but like I thought something about the movie being set when it was in the nineteen twenties at this kind of epoch era where where. A lot of people fell through the cracks And I felt I found myself really sad for the the actress who was kind of the villain but also I just felt really bad for that. Her career was going away because of something she could control really But I thought that you know this movie coming on the Early Nineteen fifties looking back at this time. Kind of almost leapfrogging back in time over this horrible war over the depression to the time right before and then to have these people you know so joyful and singing these lovely songs and with such kind of mellow moxy. I thought it was kind of heartbreaking and beautiful actually and You know to see Gene Kelly singing that song which I'd seen many many times before I'd never seen the whole movie. I've seen make him laugh and singing in the rain. And all the The musical numbers before it never stitched together with the movie But the singing in the rain moment particular is just so gentle and small and sort of hopeful and I. I don't know I was really really moved by it in a way that I was. I was speaking to have fun but not to be to find something really deeper and almost kind of melancholy about it. Yeah I mean I. I would agree that by by the early part of the movie it was. I was coming around to it. I thought the singing in the rain seen is is truly incredible. Make him laugh is fantastic. I mean all the stuff you cannot just be sit slack jawed at Gene Kelly. Donald O'Connor every single thing. They do is incredible. Debbie Reynolds joins them. It's even better right. They're all just incredible. And there is something very beguiling. And maybe you're right like a little bit heartbreaking about the simplicity. Right there is it was like a fetish for for being like a child you know and and having having this kind of childlike simplicity and Kyle snus that is seductive is just it took me a minute to kind of come around your Jackson. No I mean it's interesting because Jean Hagen who plays Lina Lamont She is the only performer was nominated for an Oscar out of this and I think it's so deserved. What's what's funny is you're talking about. How Gloria Swanson lost the Oscar Boulevard to Judy Holliday for born yesterday? When I think is really fun. Is that Jean? Hagen Played Lamont was Judy Holidays under study on the Broadway version of born yesterday. So when she comes into her audition for leaving not she's basically just doing would. Judy Holliday did in born yesterday. Because it's like something she trained and she got essentially a similar role but with a villainous spin to it And she got nominated for the Oscar like two years later she lost to Gloria grahame. But like I think that you know. I almost think that. If Judy Holliday hadn't won sh she would have won for this. I think she's incredible in this. I love that Oscar history. I think she's incredible. And what's fun is like? It's just not like later when like Debbie Reynolds dubbing leader. Lamont's voice like that they use the real Jean Higgins real voice real light cultured voice. Because I guess if Reynolds is to Texan or like to to Weser twangy sounding for them so like the scene where she's dubbing the voice of the actress she's dubbing they use the actual actress or like win win. Debbie Reynolds is singing like the Big Lake Ballad number. She's dubbed by another woman singing the role that he noise and so it's just like there's layer upon layers of like you know the exact movie tactics that they're sending up. They used in this film as well so I love work. Cosmo Brown just invents dubbing and also the fact that the actors have the ability to be like. We'll make it a musical. We've got an idea to put on his show. I wanted to say that This all comes back to my talking about child actors on this where I I have mixed feelings about it because while I want children to always have a childhood that don't involve working anytime. I see someone who was raised in Vaudeville. The way that Donald O'Connor was you watch. Make them laugh and you know that that kind of skill is something you can only have if you have been doing pratfalls as you were three years old on stage and it is so fantastic. I'm so glad that that does not exist. Like I'm sure Vaudeville was wonderful many ways. I'm so glad that kids don't grow up that way anymore but oh my God..
"jean hagen" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"In a ballroom where he gets thrown out and they have this incredible low light there to song and dance men who work their way up through Vaudeville and finally lockout into get getting into the movies. Gene Kelly out getting into the movies and he keeps saying dignity always dignity in other words. He's a complete fraud and the thing that makes gene. Kelly's character endearing is that he knows he's a fraud and that's what makes you like him. Where his Co Star Jean Hagen thinks she is. The greatest win talkies companies. Got Voice like this. So she can't be talkies so they have to the virginal and lovely Debbie Reynolds. What's amazing about the movie? Two things are amazing like like Casablanca. It kind of came together in this kind of a sham shambolic way and yet it works as a work of art at actually is as if it had been created by one person and was work of Art. The thing that makes it a work of art as it shows you that these people frauds. The opening sequence is hilarious. If you're watching it carefully it's got the young actress who is now married an eighty year old wealthy person. The woman says I hope this time it's love. You know. Obviously just an arrangement where he gets Saxon. She gets money and they're such frauds the whole thing the whole thing about him is they're frauds and yet and yet the images that they represent our images that are in the dreams of human beings that are part of the makeup of human beings and so that even after you know they're frauds the dreams survive and that is the thing that makes the movie remarkable. Is that it shows you. How corrupt the businesses it really does. It really does mock show business but also shows you that the factory of dreams is actually creating dreams that are in people's heart and I couldn't help noticing as I was watching that we now know because of Carrie Fisher Who Was it. The princess and Star Wars. We now know the Debbie Reynolds had this kind of dysfunctional relationship. And Debbie Reynolds plays this virginal. Good Girl who always tells the truth and always gets things right so even as we're watching it we're watching a dream be created a kind of woman that we admire a spunky good girl And yet we know it's being played by somebody who maybe didn't live her life As expertly as we would have liked right so we know that our dreams survive even the truth and sometimes we don't even know what the truth is and it's a wonderful wonderful movie and of course the musical numbers are just absolutely spectacular and the dancing is great which brings me to another film that. I'm very very fond of his angels with dirty faces. I'm really going back in time because I think people should see some of these old pictures with these spectacular James Cagney one of the movies. Greatest greatest actors from nineteen thirty eight. This is a real old movie. He plays a gangster who they The dead end kids. Who were these kind of comical group of street kids they pick his pocket and he follows them to their hideout to get his wallet back. The gangster falls this. That scene next time and roller divers. Make sure you don't know your hideout how'd you suckers play so bad rex you rocky.
"jean hagen" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"We need your support all right. Let's stop talking about politics for a while for me is the end of my week. The claybin Lewis Weekend. We'll be coming and so I WANNA talk to stop for a minute and talk about some of the things that I've been entertaining myself with While we're here You know it really is. A lot of people are talking about the different books. They're reading the different movies. They're watching the different Netflix shows. And there's a lot of people talking about what streaming on Netflix. I told you I'm watching Babylon Berlin but one of the things that I've wanted to do during this time as go back over the movie and watch some of the movies. I grew up watching because I grew up watching the movies that my parents grew up watching the simple reasons. We didn't have the mechanisms to record and save things so the only first run movies you could see with the movies that were in the theaters. And the they vanished. We didn't have Vcr's we didn't have DVD's we'd have anything to watch a movie once it disappeared so all we had on TV with the same old movies are Parents Watch. So we were watching movies from the forties and fifties and I grew up watching John Wayne. And Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Cagney. And all those people and some of those movies Really shaped my worldview. They really shaped the way. I look at things and actually I think they did it for the better. I think those a lot of those movies were highly intelligent. I've talked about this before today when you write a screenplay it's about one hundred five pages to one hundred twenty pages tops the old Screenplays are up to two hundred fifty pages Twice as long and the reason is that movies thought that they were more like theater and so they were based in language when they start in through the great period there were based on language as hitchcock kind of discovered and the rest of the movies followed. Suit it really as a visual art form it really tells stories through pictures and so the scripts have have fewer and fewer words and they've gotten shorter and shorter and so they used to be smarter. Movies used to be smarter. They used to be better I think nineteen thirty nine was the peak of quality movies. One of the reasons the TV has been so great. These last ten years is because TV didn't have the money to make the kinds of things movies did so they concentrated on two shots of actors talking to one another and that's why we had a golden age of TV which is passing away as money flows in And they're starting to just make movies for television so I've been going back and watching some of the old movies. I'll tell you about some of them that I think I'm going to try and focus on ones. You might have missed. Although the first one is a classic that I think a lot of people have seen but is worth watching again and that's singing in the rain and singing in the rain is listed as one of the greatest movies ever made. It was not thought so when it came out it got kind of. Oh this is a very nice musical reviews when it came out. It's obviously gene Kelly. Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds And I I watched it this weekend with my wife would never seen it and it was. It's an amazing movie. It is an amazing movie because not just as delightful as only American movie. Musicals can be delightful. I- There's nothing. There is no art form that is happy and as smile inducing as the American movie musical it is just amazing and this was from a a a division of the studio. I think was Arthur freed. Who was the head of the freed unit MGM who made their glossy glamorous musicals and Arthur freed So they made such great musicals and Arthur Free noticed. He had a lot of songs that hadn't made it into musicals or had yet. We're just kind of lying around. Or he still had rights to and he asked two of the great writers of musicals What were their names? Stanley donen combat in Green. I sorry combination. Green where the two of the great Musical writers and he asked them to come up with a musical to to fifty songs into Betty continent. Adolph Green. A lot of people thought they were married. They weren't but they were a great writing team and so they just assembled these songs into a musical because many musicals came from the twenties and thirties. When the movies went from being silent to talkie they divide devised a plot about what happened when the talkies came to the movies and it becomes an incredible satire of movie stars and movie star worship. It opens with a wonderful wonderful scene. Where Gene Kelly? Who's the Great Silent Movie Star? Jean Hagen who is his Co Star in all of his silent movies are at a premium for their new silent movie and they get interviewed as they do on the red carpet for all the people and she asked them to tell the story of his life. Here's just a.
"jean hagen" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"That goes over your head. You'll know that I'm listening to every step of the way yesterday. We played this a clip of Brian. Brian stelter and some guy who claims to be a cult expert saying that Donald Trump was an evil cult and we know he's an evil cult because he keeps repeating emotionally charged Words words to people so that they won't actually think about what they're saying and Shannon bream over at Fox News found some of these videos of people doing that of these evil cult a repeating these words over and over again so you don't think too much. It is almost like a dear leader of a cult of personality cultish devotion ORB job code the destructive call you say the president is using mind control become a cult view yourself in a Colt Colt. It is frightening to hear a call tech spurt. Say That you see all these signs right now. Today in American politics it's terrifying. It's the press. The media really has become left-wing Calcio I. I've often compared to the last seen in singing in the rain. If you've never seen singing in the rain one of the greatest movies ever made Probably one of the top ten movies at least ever made. It's it's about the advent of sound in the movies right and there's this evil movie star. Who has a lousy voice and so they start to dub end? She's displayed by Jean Hagen. And they start to dub in Debbie Reynolds voice and so everybody thinks he has this beautiful voice. Because it's Debbie Reynolds voice so one day to get back at her They put order onstage with Debbie Reynolds behind the curtain singing. While Jean Hagen is pretending to sing out in front and then the heroes get together and they lift the curtain so the audience is looking at the fact that she's a fake AAC and I always think of this when I think about the press because this is what happened since the advent of the Internet the press has been the Democrats talking. That's all it's been. It's just Democrats giving can you Democrat News for Democrats from Democrats and now the curtain has been opened through the Internet and she doesn't know she hasn't looked the press doesn't look behind to see like. Oh Oh we see them. We see who they are. I mean never ever. Has it been so obvious as when Adam Schiff was buried in the cellar of the Capitol building taking secret testimony that we couldn't hear and then leaking Democrat leaks to the press which the Democrat press within Send US telling us what a bombshell shell it was. The walls were closing in the end was near the beginning of the end of the trump administration and none of it. None of it has worked and the thing is because they are in the cult. They think we're in the cult but they're the ones who are in the cult. They don't know it's not working and it is just an amazing thing. All you have to do is think logically from Donald Trump I'll gave one of his rallies at one of those rallies. I think Florida he was kind of Sticking it to New York because he left he moved from New York They were like good riddance in always good to say good riddance to your job. Creating Billionaires so he left and he he gave one of his rallies in Florida. Where he's now living where he's now? I guess we're resonant and I wanted to play cut number one where he talks about what we're giving. Thanks for this Thanksgiving.
"jean hagen" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"That goes over your head. You'll know that I'm listening to every step of the way yesterday. We played this a clip of Brian. Brian stelter and some guy who claims to be a cult expert saying that Donald Trump was an evil cult and we know he's an evil cult because he keeps repeating emotionally charged Words words to people so that they won't actually think about what they're saying and Shannon bream over at Fox News found some of these videos of people doing that of these evil cult a repeating these words over and over again so you don't think too much. It is almost like a dear leader of a cult of personality cultish devotion ORB job code the destructive call you say the president is using mind control become a cult view yourself in a Colt Colt. It is frightening to hear a call tech spurt. Say That you see all these signs right now. Today in American politics it's terrifying. It's the press. The media really has become left-wing Calcio I. I've often compared to the last seen in singing in the rain. If you've never seen singing in the rain one of the greatest movies ever made Probably one of the top ten movies at least ever made. It's it's about the advent of sound in the movies right and there's this evil movie star. Who has a lousy voice and so they start to dub end? She's displayed by Jean Hagen. And they start to dub in Debbie Reynolds voice and so everybody thinks he has this beautiful voice. Because it's Debbie Reynolds voice so one day to get back at her. They put order onstage with Debbie Reynolds behind the curtain singing. While Jean Hagen is pretending to sing out in front and then the heroes get together and they lift the curtain so the audience is looking at the fact that she's a fake AAC and I always think of this when I think about the press because this is what happened since the advent of the Internet the press has been the Democrats talking. That's all it's been. It's just Democrats giving can you Democrat News for Democrats from Democrats and now the curtain has been opened through the Internet and she doesn't know she hasn't looked the press hasn't looked behind to see like. Oh Oh we see them. We see who they are. I mean never ever. Has it been so obvious as when Adam Schiff was buried in the cellar of the Capitol building taking secret testimony that we couldn't hear and then leaking Democrat leaks to the press which the Democrat press within Send US telling us what a bombshell shell it was. The walls were closing in the end was near the beginning of the end of the trump administration and none of it. None of it has worked and the thing is because they are in the cult. They think we're in the cult but they're the ones who are in the cult. They don't know it's not working and it is just an amazing thing. All you have to do is think logically from Donald Trump I'll gave one of his rallies at one of those rallies. I think Florida he was kind of Sticking it to New York because he left he moved from New York They were like good riddance in always good to say good riddance to your job. Creating Billionaires so he left and he he gave one of his rallies in Florida. Where he's now living where he's now? I guess we're resident and I wanted to play. Cut Number one where he talks about what we're giving. Thanks for this Thanksgiving but Americans have so much to be thankful for. The economy is is booming. Wages are rising crime is falling. Poverty is plummeting. Confidence and America is stronger than ever before. I'M DONALD TRUMP and I approve this message and what that's his message. That's his measures totally valid. Even call it a cult all you want but everything you just said absolutely true. And what's the left's message you cray but but but you say something about the Ukraine. Does anybody know where Ukraine is. It's like what are they talking about. He's done he's built the economy up. He's replaced I. I left wing judges with constitutional judges. He's rebuilt the military. He's gotten us out of entangling relationships he's got A. He's on the verge. Urged says of a new deal with China will have to see China. Loves to have these deals. Bring them right up to the edge and then pull away from them. So they can get last-minute concessions we'll see what what are they talking about. They are talking about Ukraine. I mean who cares. Who cares what happened? When trump was talking talking to the president of Ukraine? In very fact remember I told you this the day. We had a daily wire backstage and I said to the guys guys this garbage. Nobody cares cares. It's not just that nobody cares. It's like it's literally garbage. It's like he did nothing wrong. We'll get to that in a minute. But trump is celebrating the fact that the people you know they keep these bulls fifty percent of the people want the president removed in a pig shy. I mean come on come on. They cannot believe that Democrats want the president removed because because they always want the president removed. If those polls are anywhere near the truth I will eat whatever I use for a hat. So so trump is goes on in his speech talk about to compare his accomplishments with what the left is doing this Cup to the radical left Democrats are trying to rip our nation apart mark. I it was the Russia hoax turtle hoax it was a failed overthrow attempt and the biggest fraud in the history of our country. And then you look The Muller deal you remember that mess. They had nothing to years. They spent forty five five million dollars and the real cost is many times that number and now the same maniacs are pushing the deranged impeachment. This impeachment impeachment a witch on the same as before and they're pushing the impeachment witch hunt and a lot of bad things happening to them mm-hmm because you see what's happening in the everybody said that's really A. He sounds pretty confident to me. I'm sure look. There's twenty thousand people in that stadium. Still packing them in you know and it is. It's just it's absurd it's absurd that is what the Left Elizabeth Warren is plummeting in the polls she has. Just look at Zeke bones. I mean look at her cheapen. She's he's dropping like a rock and why why is she dropping now. She's dropping because she released the details of her plans as long as you talk like Bernie Sanders. I I happen to believe that everybody deserves everything for free. As long as you're talking nonsense and gap GOBBLEDYGOOK. The left will go along. Yeah that's yard. They weren't they would do everything to freeze good followed that that's the Luckil- do but the minute you say. Here's my plan. That like highly how we do. That's all we're going to bankrupt and then you're gonNA take my money away and I won't be as happy as I was before the minute you tell them the details you'll lose them. Where trump stuff works they they gotta just play one more clip of for just just just show you how confident the guy has yesterday? I think it was. He did that thing. They do every year where they pardon the Thanksgiving Turkey. Give a presidential presidential. Pardon the Thanksgiving Turkey Turkey's bread and butter and he was out in the White House lawn talking about it. Thankfully bread and butter have been specially raised by the Jacksons to remain calm under any condition which will be very important because they've already received subpoenas to appear in Adam shifts basement on Thursday. Hundreds of people have it seems the Democrats crats are accusing me of being too soft on Turkey. But bread-and-butter I should note that unlike previous previous witnesses you and I have actually met Terry unusual pretty good material and it just confident president who. I know that these bullets have bounced right off. In spite of we'll talk about what this means in just a second but first let us talk about Helix mattresses because those of you weaklings leans who sleep at night. You WanNA comfortable mattress. That is really going to make you sleep. Well is going to give you a solid night's sleep but for those mighty men like me who just lie awake. I I WANNA comfortable mattress so I can sit there and think about the the great thoughts Of My time. helixsleep what they do. Is.
"jean hagen" Discussed on Keep It!
"I went to england and it's it's it's seeping you bring into even the most gentle programming. I'm not watching years and years. I don't wanna watch emma. Thompson played donald trump on television. I wanna watch you know <hes> people oh really think about their pies and how it connects to their heritage their british heritage right it seems to me there are two modes of acceptable entertainment right now which is utterly comfort and were they mastered just palatability and <hes> as we as we said before jellies and then also things that are so unbelievably uncomfortable horrible that it actually articulate something that we're feeling right now anywhere in between is like the exactly wrong and you like i. I appreciate eight what they're doing on euphoria. I just don't wanna watch tense. Teams do glitter bumps all day. It's there has to be a space for wholesome wholesome television from british people that make me feel okay about myself and so that is my keep it and channel four or your editors really need to get offer whatever drugs they're going. I feel like i want depressing. British shows why fleabag. I'll never find misfit. If if i wanna have superpowers gotta go to juvie. Did you watch a gentleman jack and then i started to watch jack our mutual friend angelina burnett <hes> <hes> friend of the pod here watch gentleman jack and i looked at the poster and victor victoria the series which i would rather be watching and never got around to take it further back. It's a lot about a woman who loves journal but then also <hes> queer bashing so like greely a good level so no safety but journal hot but that was a that was a real niche victor victoria victoria lewis. I am calling an audible this week. I am bringing back. Keep it up because we had such a horrible weekend account and i just want to you know in the spirit of the great <hes> britishness. You were just describing <hes> bring a little levity. We've into the white person. The chains foul right over shower. It takes a certain type of confidence and we know what kind of confidence i take right. Yes charlie rose <hes>. I was on twitter recently. A big pallet cleanser for me is a goddess mariah carey cher who is exactly champagne colored at all times in in a sort of jaylo vibe. You know what i mean. There's a kind of a and w sheen to the bronze and she does yes she posted a video that was so amazing and i need other people to join her on this level and do this thing. She posted a tribute to jennifer tilly and bullets over broadway where the perfect impression of this <hes>. I'll say legendary comic character. I don't mean to invoke the filmography of woody allen. I'm somewhat sorry to do that but the gentleman yeah jennifer kelly in this movie it's a classic performance in the way like marisa tomei and my cousin vinny is to reference something you to set lesley leeann warning victor victoria are jean hagen singing in the rain batty squawky women who have a soul to them in a in a mysterious unknowable unknowable way carries impression was so fucking good. She has patch right and that's a part of it because it's a pitch driven. I need more people to do this. Toast pop culture. They love in a serious unflinching way where you get the pitch correct. You get every word correct. You got <hes>. If you know our friend <hes> boeing young. I was gonna say reminds we bowen doing his lips sakes of performances which is which takes time it does take time because the the the face he always gets perfect like the the the mouth lewis is like he knows these speech. It's not just trying to give you devil wears prada right not even being able to say like why is no one ready yeah exactly that was really good. I mean the bit. I studied that the sobol sure didn't <hes> right <hes> boeing yankee. We just brought up yet. He lip thinks monologues from movies. He did the ones coming to mind right. Now is erin brockovich that very long speech where she's talking about all the phone numbers and people's names shoe memorized in that town where everybody drink the wrong water jeopardy..
"jean hagen" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts
"Dance. There's just too much dance for movement not to be at the crux of what's going on. Movement in film is created by three key. Things physical movement so gene kelly dancing the camera movement also the editing process creates a sense of movement stanley donen and gene kelly or the first or the capture the sense of movement in dance in the film making process itself. You're like me. Can you love watching hollywood dance sequences u._2. Than bio means stopped doing the dishes minimize your excel worksheet or pull the car over to the side of the road pull up byu tube and pull up some of these dance sequences and see what i'm talking about whether in macomb the make him laugh number moses supposes you were meant for me you good morning or the title number itself. Sanley dawn in gene kelly are the first to mirror the sense of dynamism in the dance in their filmmaking. Eh in make them laugh. We see the production design or the set in this case cannot contain donald o'connor's energetic dancing. He literally breaks through through the set at the end a little bit of foreshadowing of how we are going to how the filmmakers are breaking apart what filmmaking had been up until that point the most suppose number. The camera is so tight on donald o'connor and gene kelly weather dancing that it's really their momentum that pushes the camera to keep up with them and at times it can't even keep up with them and that makes it even more exciting. The camera work in you were meant for me. It's graceful gene kelly and debbie reynolds movements it cranes and loops above them as they glide around the empty stage floor. Then of course there's the singing in the rain number the camera so closely mirrors kelly's choreography it must have taken as much work to choreograph are you graph as the dance itself pushes into catch every smile it moves tightly but when he's tapping it bounces up and down when he skips between the street and the curb and then it loops playfully as he starts spinning in the street. The scene is as powerful moment of joy and happiness as it is because because the joy is infused as much into the film making tools as it is the singing and the densely lastly. I do wanna wanna touch on the broadway melody number at the end. That's that fifteen twenty minutes sequence where gene kelly dances in an entirely highly different world and we call these gene kelly ballet dream sequences and all of his movies have them and it primarily comes down to one some beautiful for artistry but gene kelly to show off and this was his opportunity to showcase his ballet dancing unquestionably. Probably the scene is beautiful. Colors costuming set design and of course the dancing itself are visually stunning to behold but perhaps the most divisive thing. I'll say during this episode is while the sequence is great on its own to me it breaks up the pacing of a wonderfully paced movie kelly loved to show off in his ballet sequences but because of that they tend to drag on for a while not to say aren't gorgeous but at the same time they are disconnected from the plot in a way that to me is a little jarring in this case. It's a little too disconnected from the plot. I think in in some of his earlier movies like the pirate or an american in paris you see these ballet sequences connected more meaningfully to the plot itself elf. This is a little bit of a stretch. I think stanley dawn and might have agreed because the first thing that said after the sequence is the studio boss saying he doesn't quite quite get it after gene. Kelly's character is done describing it. I'd love to hear what you think but i think it feels out of place and out of pace with the rest of the movie certainly beautiful though despite being the classic it is singing in the rain was only nominated for two academy awards best score and best supporting actress for jean hagen. They lost in both categories too bad but don't let that tell you that this movie isn't an all time classic back the way it plays with audience expectations the way it pokes fun at the musical hollywood's past but at the same time pushing it forward and then taking the musical genre to new emotional highs with its filmmaking processes. This movie is a wonderful balance that reinforces movie magic while at the same time bringing the audience in on the joke now. Let's move on to some buzz from the back lot. This is our trivia segment are fun. Facts segment are impress. Your date segment are annoy your friends because they think you're a know it all segment singing in the rain certainly doesn't lack for interesting and intriguing buzz first off since it ties in so directly with the plot as we know don in lena pretend to like not each other to promote their films but in actuality don dislikes lena greatly and lena gives as good as she gets despite wanting to marry done well. This is mirrored in real life a bit too closely. Despite their great chemistry debbie reynolds and gene kelly really didn't get along well during the filming of singing in the rain primarily came down to gene kelly being quite the dancing taskmaster pushing debbie reynolds to the point of tears in rehearsals sad i know then there's the real hypocrisy behind singing in the reign as much as it makes fun of sinking and the deceptions hollywood is capable of debbie reynolds singing was actually dubbed for a few of the songs in the film by an actress named betty noise even more ironically debbie reynolds was dubbed for the songs where she's dubbing lina lamont the would you number and as if that weren't enough there's a moment on screen where den when debbie reynolds character is dubbing for lina lamont but in reality they got jean hagen who played lead them to dub debbie reynolds so that's right. There's a moment when jean hagen is dubbing. Debbie reynolds who within the story is dubbing her see if you can spot it next x time you watch so for all of singing in the rain ability to poke fun at the hypocrisy of hollywood. The film is just as guilty as its subject speaking of light deceptions nations. The macomb laugh number classic on its own is actually a rewrite of the song be a clown from a different gene kelly movie. The pirate in nineteen forty eight feel free to look up via clown from the pirate on youtube and watch gene kelly and judy garland seeing the exact same tune but with different modified lyrics. That's the beauty of the hollywood studio radio system. Everything can get reused in fact most of the songs and singing in the rain. Were not written for the movie itself arthur freed the producer of singing in the rain nine had written most of the lyrics for these songs for various other projects earlier in his career singing in the rain and you were meant for me. Were written in nineteen twenty nine. Good morning was written in nineteen thirty nine for a different musical babes in arms in fact moses supposes was one of the only original songs written for singing in the rain for the macomb laugh number gene kelly asked donald o'connor to revive trick he had done as a young dancer which was running up the wall and doing a flip. The number was so physically taxing that o'connor smoked four packs of cigarettes a day at the time ended up in the hospital and even worse there was an accident that ruined all of the initial footage so after a brief rest o'connor ever the professional agreed to do the difficult number number all over again a few buzzword the notes on the singing in the rain sequence itself gene kelly was terribly sick when filming the scene apparently apparently had a fever of over one hundred and three degrees not that you'd ever know what a pro also in the world of hollywood magic they mixed milk with the water they a pumped in for the rain so that it would show up better on film so whether you're watching singing in the rain with your significant other your friends just your dog. Hopefully you have a fun fact that you can share now just like i mentioned.
"jean hagen" Discussed on /Film Daily
"But I'm definitely looking forward to watching either other versions of this on others one in the ninety s that my wife grew up watching, and I wanna see the new one as well later that later this year, I think the Greta gerwig on is supposed to come out around Christmas. But h I know is a fan of this book, which is the best film adaptation. I've actually only seen one at a patient in the nineties one with Winona, Ryder and Christian bale. But yeah, the book is one of my favorite books full-time and as a kid too. So it's a great story. And don't let the the initial version that you've seen, but you off from watching other adaptations. Yeah. Yeah, you can tell that the the bones of the story are really great and definitely worth watching. And it seems like there's almost a great version of this movie within this version of the movies. Just not quite there yet, there's some some strange choices and stuff that that sort of threw me off a little bit, which I wasn't really expect. From this director since I liked a lot of the stuff that he did before. But yeah, I would say maybe skip the nineteen thirty three version unless you're a huge Katherine Hepburn fan. And then also I watched a movie called the asphalt jungle which came out in nineteen fifty this is another film Noir. And watching a lot of those lately, this is the heist movie directed by John Huston and this one was very enjoyable. It reminded me a little bit of like the naked city mixed with refuse. And if either of those sound interesting to you, I feel like you'll get a lot out of this movie was nominated for a bunch of Academy Awards and it stars who sterling Hayden Louis Keller n-, and Jean Hagen who gene Hagan plays Lina Lamont in singing in the rain. And I don't think I'd ever seen her in anything else. And she was very very good in this. So, yeah, it's another like, you know, has all the tropes of douar in terms of like, the cinematography and the framing and the the style and the the ambience of everything and the heist elements are really enjoyable too. So that's the asphalt jungle again, this is another movie that. Just comes to an end. So be warned that that happens. So that that's the only I guess word of warning. I would give and then I saw Shas AM guys the new DC movie. I did not like this movie. I'm so sorry. I know that I think Peter and HD both like it a lot. I I'm leaning more towards I enjoyed it. But I I did not I would probably give a six hundred ten. Oh, man. Yeah. I think I would give it like a like a three out of ten or something. I was I it just did not work for me on almost any level. I think I think Zachary Levi is is very enjoyable and good to watch any scene where he and jecklin Grazer who plays. Freddy Freeman the sort of superhero obsessed best friend kid any scene were those two are sharing the screen together. I was entertained, and I thought they had a really really good chemistry dynamic between the two of them. But the story. The villain the the interactions between almost every other character in the movie and the jokes late union family stuff. I think the family stuff is the stuff. I like the most like that brought the heart. It felt like what I feel like if felt emblematic of what I consider to be the movie's biggest problems was which is just that feels so forced and so like not genuine like I see whether three Ryan the early Fash. I mean, th you know, there are a couple of good sort of like fist pow fist pumping moments involving the family. And I I'm sure you know, what I'm talking about. And I was sort of on board for what happens later in the movie in terms of that stuff. But like all of the man, oh, the interactions between the family..
"jean hagen" Discussed on Grown Up Kids: A Disney Podcast
"Twenty five seconds. Appreciate it. All righty system history. I'm the shaggy dog it's in black and white. Which threw me off because like many movies before this been color? So that was kind of random, but it's a nineteen fifty nine film about we'll be Daniels. Who's a teenage boy with the power who by the power of an enchanted ring is transformed into shag old English. Sheepdog my grandparents had an English sheepdog growing up. So it's super. Yeah. Patches was it's name. So my family tells you have this disease like I see dog, and I want the dog. Now. My like new thing is I want an old English sheepdog because. Are so cute. They are I understand that feeling. I get like really caught up in like something I'm doing like, I'll go to a concert and be like, oh, my gotta have to get a t shirt. Even if it's not a band. I follow all the time or something like that. All the time. I totally get it except I'm with cats, a helpful thing. Yeah. We just get really involved. You guys are good finding things. So maybe you're just gonna finding Pat worthy dogs and cats can be Alrighty. So it's actually based on the story the hound of Florence by Felix Salton who is also the author of Bambi, Katie. Did you add that end? Thank you. Because I didn't write that. Is directed by. Charles Burton and stars. Fred macmurray, Tommy Kirk Jean Hagen can core. Kevin Kevin Corcoran and Annette funicello who is a mousketeers who's a very famous mousketeers. She is like one of the most popular mousketeers from like the original series, Walt loved her, obviously loved her so much. He put her in feature films. Katie. And I when we were in Disneyland. Paris fun. Fact, there's an an that's diner and downtown Disney there so that was kind of cool tour. And this was waltz. I live action comedy. I think he did a good job. So Walt Disney productions also filmed a sequel in nineteen seventy six to this called the shaggy d a it was followed by a nineteen eighty-seven television sequel a nineteen ninety four television remake and two thousand six live action theatrical remake, so people love this movie. I mean, it's a really cute concept. You know what? I mean. Like it is. Yeah, I feel like it's something that's revisited in other ways as well. But like the human turning into animals figure having an adventure and having to figure out how to get back to their normal selves or like, not even just an animal, but just like. The concept of. Like, I'm thinking. Oh, shoot. What is it the movie with Jennifer garner? And she goes like back in time chain going on thirty going on thirty. Oh, she goes forward in time, actually. But like, you know, like that's kind of a similar concept. Right. Like, she puts herself from the situation has to figure out how to go back. Yes. So I was reading like actually before this that in nineteen fifty nine when the movie was made, the this concept of a teenager turning into a dog was actually really considered like off guard because like it was mislead just in adult being tended an animal or something like that before I was expecting the dad to be the one that turned into the dog 'cause I had never seen this movie before this is the first time, I watched it. And I was like, oh, how typical he's gonna he's like allergic to dogs. He hates them. Like, he's going to be the one that changes. But it was actually the kid. I liked that. Because then it was like the kid had to stay away from his dad, and and I don't know. I ended up ended up changing his dad's opinion about dogs, which is really cool. Maybe you're confused. Because in the Tamil version, I believe he is the series is the dog. I think that may but I've never seen that either. But I didn't know that he was the one that turned into the dog. So that's probably why I seemed that. Yeah. All right ready for some fun facts. Yeah. Okay. As Mike said, this is the first live action feature comedy produced by Walt Disney. It's also the first Disney feature film made entirely in black and white..
"jean hagen" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Like this happen to realize a lot of actors did not make the transition and Gish at turned out had a. I want. Darling, I love you. They'll talk Godfried apparently. So there's a scene where they're all getting vocal training, and I think there's this kind of large woman and she keeps trying to get Jean Hagen shrill voiced romantically to use a wrong sounds. And of course. Sounds. So I think that's why we need to say. Sloane, the role, an art, but I cannot I cannot curl my tongue. And my tongue is a very. I would say inarticulate instrument should be the most articulate. It should part of your body. Right? Well, it's one of the perhaps. One of the reasons that I that I have difficulty with transliteration, different pronunciations. You're not a professional vocalist and broadcast, but you know you as a professional rock vocalist you are not asked to imitate anything else. You can just make your own sounds and people accept them. You can just go. And people go, he's got a really distinctive vocal sound. I feel like there must be rock vocalist who could roll a good are. There are plenty Freddie Mercury. I have something called a geographic tongue, which is. You have a geographic tongue. Geographic tone is a kind of tongue. So your tongue just leaves your mouth and explores the Amazon and the Arctic, it's really wonderful. My tongue has a little pith helmet and it. It's Drake's out no trying to convert the natives to the long winters. Yeah, we ends up with shrunken head on post. That's what happens to every geographic I've ever known what is geographic tongue. It's something called glut Seitis or migratory gloss site is it's just it's a condition where my tongue swells up under different when I eat different foods and it has my tongue has fissures in it. And this is why it's called geographic is your tongue looks like a land form. It does. It has a lot of a lot more surface area than normal person's tongue because it has deep canyons in it and and it's I wanted to Google earth of your tongue. It's a fatter tongue, and it doesn't. I can't curl it or do other little tricks with it, but like I can't guy your tongue. So it's kind of splotch iw. What what would you say that outline of it is supposed to look like? Do you see the the fishers Fisher down the middle on the side? You can't say this, which is your lucky honestly, if I but it's got a light colored spots in the middle island or continent. This splashing, this is part of the condition and it migrates. It's it's a different. I was about to say, what country do you think your your splotches for them? But it's a different splotch everyday? Yeah, my tongue changes, shape and constituency, and it has splotches that come and go on the side like the heavens. Yeah, that's right. That's right. It's I have a Milky Way in my mouth. I love to have my mouth. But this. Really irritated and my tongue. Sometimes we'll swell up to the point that I it's very uncomfortable. I have to stop eating. I have to kind of just wait for it to subside. Can you do this?.
"jean hagen" Discussed on Unspooled
"What him do not Catholic. My baby. Maybe. There's a podcast I just was on that. I really love the premise of and I wanted to tell our audience and you about it. It's called movie, crush every Friday, Chuck Bryant of stuff. You should know, sits down for a deep dive conversation with people across entertainment industry about their life as relates to film their career, and most importantly, their favorite all time movie. I think you can learn a lot, but he was favorite automobile. What's your favorite all-time movie maybe from heaven? Yeah, really, definitely pennies from heaven. Really? Wow. It did not know that. Well, I would love to hear you on the show, but in lieu of that, you can listen to people like Tony shillue, talking about the stinger Tickner Tara talking about mask. I talked about Beverly Hills, cop divide digs tight about get out Kevin. Pollock the inlaws John Hodgman about the adventures. Not the marvel when I'm sure, and here's the thing. Everyone of these talks aren't just about movies air about life and how movies influence us from our childhood on. You know, what is it about our favorite. Movie that we can go back to it again and again, like for you, Amy pays Reverend. What is the favorite team? What's the one that sticks out to you? Oh, I love all the scenes where St. Martin dances because you just see a guy who's maybe not a natural dancer dancing in that to me, it hits what movies do they inspire, normal person do something great. Listen to movie, crush to find out more about people's crushes fine move crush wherever you get your favorite shows every Monday in Friday, and every Monday is a mini crush where they dive into various fun movie related segments culled from the listeners themselves. Go ahead Sarah here, and we talked a little bit about Debbie Reynolds, not being a dancer, but did you know that later in her life, her and Donald O'Connor, mayday, how to tap video. Take a listen to this. It's on YouTube. To see Debbie. Thank you. Thank you. My love. We got the greatest people out there that were just waiting for you though there we are seeing the rain too. Forty years later. That's right. Remember steps we did from the movie. I must've been, but the ones that gene drill drilled and that was from good morning. Good morning number. Well, it was all different kinds of steps. Right? You want me to start. You want me to start. Try it. Five, six, seven. The economic with which she says, drilled drilled, here's a whole lifetime in that drill drills, but I love the now. She is teaching tapping thing video home video. Well, that's Gene. Kelly actually got his start. His mom made him take dance classes him and his brother, Fred, when he was a kid and he hated it because the kids would call him a Sissy for taking dance classes, and he would get into fights on his way to dance class until his mom was like, I'm gonna take you there by cab himself, just more of an athlete. He was like jock. He started to acrobatics. He did roller skating, isn't he had to go back to dancing to feed his family during the depression. We'll interesting because he really does take that hit in the stunt scene when he's the the cowboy, the other scenes are for comedic affect, but he that's all in one take when he flies over the bars. Well, he really is acrobats. Yeah, he really is an athlete. And then he became this dance teacher with his own school. When he was twenty years old which is stored of the slow progression. Of how and why he would have the hubris to cast somebody like Debbie Reynolds because he's like, I've taught so many people how to dance I can teach her. I talked print Sinatra had a dance. I can teach her. And I mean by Hooker by cook, I mean he did it. She looks amazing in the film in now she's making VHS videos. So I guess it all worked all the best teachers make you cry, piano. Let's talk about Lena. Oh yes. I think this before months by Jean Hagen is so funny her little IRAs everything she does when she's not allowed to talk this accent that she comes up with. So that's not her real voice. No, she created a false voice. In fact, here's probably the best clip of showing us the Lena voice over this is Jean doing her false voice, and then going to step further in doing Debbie's falls voice of Lena. So everybody about to here in this clip is actually the actress Jean Hagen and not at all all set in there. Right. Nothing can keep surprised. To start turn cold. All right, Cathy, go ahead. Nothing can keep us apart. Our love will till the stars too cold. That's great. Perfect. Well, that's both. That's doing both. That's Jean Hagen doing both. So even in this movie about other people doing your voices, there's also a that that's not Debbie. That's actually gene. It's like instead blow end that Jean Hagen was doing an impression of Judy Holliday who is an old sketch partner of calmed and green. They thought she'd be great for this movie, but she just won the Oscar for nineteen fifties born yesterday and she couldn't do it. So they got Hagan who was an understudy for born yesterday on stage and they're like, can you kind of just do her? And she did. So who is the real Hagen please stand up. We don't know. She's she is doing impression of unimpressed about abrasion talking about the sees that gene and did have together, though that cake scene where they, I mean. Jean Hagen told Debbie right before that seeing where Debbie, a cake and a history in the face, get it on the first. Take oil, get the cake and the ring in your face. Wow. By the way it can. I just be real. I think in her silent films Lena isn't okay actress. I think the emotions on her face are super convincing, and I think it's amazing that in these scenes, even though you've seen the work and the chaos, and the conversations and the backstabbing took to make Debbie Reynolds quote, unquote voice be on top of hers. It works though seems are huge afoul and it wouldn't work. If Lena was a shitty actress. I just have to say that she is indeed a shimmering glowing star in the cinema firmament or perhaps fire in music. Back to eve, I will. I'm going to say that I don't think Don is a good actor, but done those saying, 'cause when he's in the silent film, they're laughing at him too. He's overacting and they realize the only way to save this movie is to appeal to the talent that he has, which is seeing it's undeniable. So I also think that as actors they are equal or having a hard time transitioning, he just has a better voice of us too hot, take Lena, maybe slightly better than him. I would back you on that one of the original script drafted ends with Alina and Cosmo getting married. Yes. And we also have seen the premiere of Lena's film jungle Princess in which are dialogue would only consist of grunts which really made me laugh that they made her like into like kind of Tarzan legend of grace Doke kind of character some facts about the year when this comes out, this is nineteen fifty two. So we're in a time where the new houses costing about nine thousand dollars. A gallon of gas is twenty cents, but impopular culture, diarrhea, van Frankas published this year. The today show starts KFC opens its first franchise. Mad magazine comes out Agatha Christie's murder, mystery play. The mousetrap opens becomes the longest running production running in history, other movies that are out the African Queen, the greatest show on earth, the quiet man. So it's interesting we're, we're in this time where I feel like this is the switch. There's a more popular media is coming out at this time. I feel like I love it. The greatest show on earth came out because watching this I was thinking of the greatest show men, right? Yeah, there's that scene where Rebecca Ferguson's opera singer stands on stage and things like all the stuff spotlight. Spotlights a Rebecca Ferguson actually saying that song and then only found out later that her voice got dubbed. So she had her own Lena moment. Two other quick things that are interesting. I don't walk sign is installed in New York City and barcodes are invented here in this year. Don't dance sign because a God. No, you are a great movie aficionado. We are cutting in this film to other conic talkies right in that section is like a little montage section where you're seeing like the the nutcrackers and the women saying, I referenced earlier Bubi do that. These are all kind of call backs to things that people would know are. And I want to actually play a little bit of that because I love this montage musically because what they're doing here here in this month, we're not trying to make on the music is discordant clashing. It's frantic even the colors. Clashing goes from different shades of kink as you're watching it. You get the sense in this montage, not like, hey, the transition to sound is exciting. You get paid. The transition sound is fucking chaotic. Oh my God. What are we doing. Which
"jean hagen" Discussed on Filmspotting
"If fargo does pulp fiction mike will win at all but if pulp fiction wins mike is actually gonna finish third and more importantly as i said no matter which movie wins for the third year in a row josh's are big loser i can hear adam sandler calling right now and houston montana wrote in hey guys i just wanted to share that going into the final four i had forty seven points hopefully this makes josh feel better about his fourth place finish whereas the link later love yeah i'm bummed about how link later was treated in this tournament as well but there you go josh is gonna finish last i could win it pulp fiction though has to beat fargo otherwise mike merigan will win the voting is open now polls close on monday april ninth at five pm and the winner will be announced next week to participate in all the madness fund just go to film spotting dot net slash madness two movable who to move does what a so it gets old june on judy jordan judah judy that's singer rebecca del rio in david lynch's mulholland drive a moving and surreal moment and winches movie that is somehow even earier in the way that it evokes a similar scene in singing in the rain and that film jean hagen's lina lamont is lip synching the title song when a curtain is yanked up behind her revealing debbie reynolds kathy is the actual singer of course in mulholland the singer suddenly passes out on the stage the song though continues uninterrupted this seen this movie not eligible for this top five are movie omayad or omar zhou's in movies to other movies to be more specific because mulholland drive is in the film spotting pantheon i do have one note i have to share about this connection here three or four summers ago i taught one of my classes at the graham school at university of chicago and it was on movies about movies and of course i did my due diligence i put a lot of work into the syllabus and the order of the screenings and there was some science and structure to it but you can't always.