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Episode 31, A Conversation on Classic Movies - burst 01
"Coming up on this episode of the old days. Podcast coming up on the next episode of the old man's podcast. I'm staying with the theme of classics. This classic conversation is going to be on the topic of movies talk about eight decades of classic movies. All john ras all interesting. Look we all have different tastes. You and i and everybody else appreciate different kinds of movies all like the same thing establish just because we have different tastes doesn't mean we should maybe not try something a little bit different so must throw out a list of hall of fame classic films that in my opinion everyone should see. And maybe you'll find hidden jim in here that you never knew you'll find a hidden jim that you never really knew about never thought about seeing and you'll check it out. It'd be happy that you did. Maybe that's why everybody should listen to the old man's podcast acid on
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"john ra" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman
"Don't respond to it and you're trying to serve them. You're also trying to serve holistically the whole thing you know. How do you get up the next day and come up with the net because so much what. Your books about is Being able to do the work each day in the way you define the work you know and and there are so many roadblocks that could put up. And and i think in time like this. These roadblocks can seem insurmountable coach. All fraught were standing on thin ice with quicksand underneath. And it's raining out. And in that moment we come to believe that sheltering through the storm is all the time offer so i. I think it's very important to acknowledge the moment that we're in and say in this moment. Conditions are not ideal but it's also worth remembering that it's when conditions are not ideal that almost every single. Creative breakthrough happens because creative breakthroughs only occur when what was working isn't working anymore and it's in those shifts you. In in your businesses you know shifting from filmed television or radio tv in those moments you need to create a breakthrough and life was not easy for somebody who was in the dying medium when another medium started. Take up the slack. And i get it but if you just weather out the storm that's insufficient but i wanna shift gears because you you made a really good point about what if the client the boss. The people you're here to serve don't get the joke. They don't like what you brought them. And i think it would be really useful. I've been saving this conversation with you to talk about genre or as delete great. Alex trebek's said many many times. I can't even say your own sean. Yeah exactly people who are creatives. Bristle at the idea of genre because they think it has something to do with generic it has nothing to do. With generic it's the opposite of generic. John ra means that you understand your part in the chain in the process in the market. Well enough to make something magical that still rhymes with what came before you've done the reading. You respect the audience enough that you can't just show up and say this is like nothing you've ever seen or heard before it actually is where it belongs and one of the things that you and dave do so beautifully and have from your very first film. Is you understand what has come before. There's no no corr- cranny that is unexplored. And then you put something on top of it that blows people away. But if you didn't have genre you wouldn't be able to go forward so lots of times people show up and go. Hey boss haymarket. I got this great idea. And then when the market says in they blame the market when what they really should realize is that they didn't understand the genre they were in. They didn't understand how big the box was and used the boxes a lever as opposed to attract. Let's that's all. I understand everything you're saying. And it's great you expert that amazingly well in the book complete with a name. Check to me but Which i appreciate it a great deal but let's talk about the emotional side of that being in our private conversations. We talk about the emotional side a lot and the emotional side. Meaning when you get you know. I think a lot about the fact that for a while. You weren't writing books because as you've said on here and in other places it there was pain attached to it and you can find a way for it to have utility in the market and then now you're back to reading books which you now see something. It's not just for you. it's for everybody. We need your books. But can you just talk about the emotion how to excel this. I guess what. I want you to talk about. How have you learned to accelerate the emotional cycle from the from the grappling with the rejection and feeling bad and feeling thwarted to getting to the other side of it where you're producing the work and ideas and changing and making the thing better again so you know there are tools. I know that you use there are things you think about. So can you just talk a little bit about the how to make that cycle happen faster so i wrote something a bunch of years ago. That wasn't true. And i have worked to make true And i'm still not as good at it as i want to be. But it is super useful And i think it's essential for any creative who doesn't count on a super lucky streak to have in their arsenal and it's we have to figure out how to detach from the outcome while we are doing the work so i can remember word for word the rejection letters from thirty years ago and the slights and the things. That just didn't go right. Despite how hard. I had worked to make a thing what it could be and i was a wreck because i was attached to the outcome. I thought i had a good reason to be attached to the outcome. Which is i was broke. And i wasn't going to be able to keep doing the work unless somebody got the joke. And so each rejection cut it hurt particularly when it was personalized by people who were dealing with something. I couldn't see at the time and over the years. I have figured out that my work get dramatically better and my life gets better when i do the work simply the work. Merely the work disconnecting from the outcome and the blog has helped me enormously because there is no outcome from the blog. I don't have comments. I.
I played 53 Apple Arcade titles and enjoyed almost every one
"Go to a more positive note to end the show. What do you think yeah I think we should get all Gucci in Mushy on apple because I have of something that I have fallen completely in love with and I thought it was going to happen and it did I am having a love affair right now with apple orcades and the reason is you might be going Adam. It's not out yet. It's coming out on Friday yet. I lucked out and got early. Beta access actually if you're on the Beta of of IOS thirteen It sounds like you can get access to apple arcade. I read an article where it said it was being randomly only selected but I've seen a lot more people getting it so maybe it was just a slow roll out regardless getting a tryout apple arcade paying for it for ninety nine a month. I signed Yep. I'm actually on the free month trial and it is amazing. I can say it's amazing and I'm not even a heavy Gamer as you might know but I like playing casual games James. I like playing games from time to time and having a handful of titles sixty four right now is the current sample. That's up there in their adding more for all the time that I can just look at C. One that interests me and click get and play has been amazing using the titles everything that I've looked at so far. Each one of them has been unique. It's been innovative extremely well-designed plays extremely well visually amazing and engaging and I think most of all just a bunch of fun. I've tried a bunch of different. John Ras not every APP just a handful of them at this point but I can tell you that every title that I have tried has been quality. This is tot top top notch stuff from some amazing developers and apple really did a great job selecting those developers and putting this together what's also great is because it's a paid for service no anna purchase no constantly being haggled haggled or nagged to buy gems and this that and the other with real cash you get everything all the features full featured applications no no micro transactions no in-app purchases and it's incredible and I think because of that because developers don't have the pressure of trying to get more money out of you through in-app purchase and micro transactions and luke boxes and all that garbage I think the game play is better better and the results are stunning. I think developers not having to focus on that part of it which is really marketing gets gets them to the place where all they have to focus on is making great games with really great game play and compelling content and I think it shows I ran across one title on the the APP dappled that does actually have a quote unquote store but it uses currency that you earn during Gameplay to let you buy more levels and more content. It's it's actually an en- game element. It's a reward system system for playing the game and doing well in the game and it makes the game more fun. It's not an oppressive soul-crushing punishment system that says I am going to block block you from playing or enjoying this game until you give me money or by gems or a loop box or upgrade your stuff with real cash. It's not like that at it's a reward system that drives the game play and that's the kind of creativity that I'm talking about you. Go in there and you're like Oh. I WANNA go play more so I can earn more so than I can buy these other books in the store so I can get more content so I can enjoy the game more. It's really a lot of fun and that game by the way is called dear reader later some of the other titles that I've tried so far. Scien- our wild hearts which I think was one of the ones that they demo D- great sound very fast paced game a lot of fun very challenging it works with an MFA game controller which is Great. I'm enjoying that part of it. I've also tried patterned. Shins Sky deep-sea. I think that's how you say the the underwater one again another one they they showed off at the event tint hot lava wear cards fall which is the one from snowman which I was very much looking forward to and was worried when it got pulled into Apple Arcade 'cause that was going going to be a release on Ios and then it was like oh no. You're only going to be able to get it through apple arcade well because of the pricing. I have a feeling that game alone would have been a five to ten in dollar game and now you have it as part of the four ninety nine a month subscription. I think this is just an incredible value. Even if you are not a huge game team player now everything isn't perfect. There are some very very minor what I would call an almost hesitate to call downsides one is that not all titles seem to support external game controllers several do but I figured many would because of the Apple TV and I haven't been able to retrial on the Apple TV yet. It's not been enabled for that right now. It's just enabled on IOS devices so I can't speak very much the TV experience but I expect it to to be pretty good. I think it would be better with a game controller. I'm not a huge fan of playing games with Apple's remote. I think it's okay but it's not really great I'll probably try playing them mostly with the remote on my iphone because you get a little more real estate for swiping and stuff like that so again. I'll have to let you know in the future how that experience goes but you know minor complaint there and then the only other thing is I could see storage on our vices once again becoming an issue because some of these titles do actually run in the one gigabyte plus range so download sixteen titles and you've just download potentially sixteen gigabytes goodbye. It's worth of content and you download the titles which might sound like a disadvantage but the advantage there is just like the APP store. You have these on your device. They're not going to be reliant reliant on being connected to the Internet now. Some do have connections needed for some of the game play but overall. These are standalone games. You can take them with you you. You don't own them obviously because it's a subscription service but you can have as many on your phone is you can get in terms of the storage so overall. There is great value here. I do think the value is real even if you're a moderate level game player if you're really really just a casual game player. You're not really league games. They don't excite you very much then definitely it's apple arcade. It's not a service probably for you but I do think there are some gamers who might be more casual Gamer or to convert into Maybe mid to moderate level game players if they had the service if you had access to this great content because I think it it is very compelling him a lot of games right games are fun to play on our IPADS and iphones so there you have it. I'm Lovin the service there are or if you other sort of business concerns that I have in just overall ecosystem concerns that I have that I did want to bring up with you and get your opinion on one. One thing I'm concerned about is what does this do to titles that are outside Apple Arcade because I have a feeling just in my few days of playing with it that this is going to be the first place I go to look for new game. I won't be necessarily going to the Games tab in the APP store anymore because hey here's a bunch of quality titles that are being added to all the time. It's growing library that I just have access to. I don't have to pay anything more for what does that do to the other eco-system how do other apps that are not invited into apple arcade and right now it is invite only. Abbas to bring these in how are they going to compete and I think in my mind the best case scenario. Is that developers see that hey there are a lot of people signing for Apple Arcade. These are people who probably really don't like inept purchase. They don't like premium. They're willing to pay obviously if they're buying a subscription service to play games. Maybe I should be targeting getting that market. Maybe I should be focusing more on the game play making a really great compelling game selling it for a set price and I can get some of these people who are getting being more into games to buy my title as well and I think that's sort of apples hope with this is that they can showcase really great games that don't don't have a lot of what I feel are kind of these oppressive mechanisms in them and that will convert more people into people who are willing to pay for and by I great games that would be the best case scenario in my opinion worst case scenario is that it pushes some game developers out of the APP store or they just give up or that others more heavily adopt the freemen model making their stuff free and adding even more inept purchase and premium stuff to make back the revenue revenue so I hope it's not the latter. I hope we don't end up with sort of this bifurcation of here's all the junky free medium low low-quality stuff over here in only the good stuff is in apple arcade. I don't think that's going to be ultimately good for game. Developers don't think it's ultimately going to be good for iphone an apple so I'm hoping that's not what happens but potentially could the other side of this is I also have concerns for the developers as there seems to be a a lot of unanswered questions for how they actually make money if they are part of arcade. Is this thing sustainable. We know that upfront apple partnered with some developers. There's even providing funding in some cases that they could actually develop their games which is great but what happens with the subscription revenue. How how does that get divided up how much ZAPPA keep how much goes to the to the developers and I think even more importantly. How does each developer get their portion of that money. How is that cool. Shared is divided equally. My guess is probably not. Is it done by downloads of the game. You know. How many installs happen maybe is done by the amount of time people people spend actually in game playing that could be a possibility as well. We really don't now and what happens when the number of titles grows that revenue pot is going to get divided up even more so. Is there going to be this kind of competition for that money and how does that affect developers within at ecosystem as well. I don't really know the answers to these questions. Apple
"john ra" Discussed on The Brilliant Idiots
"I don't know why it's really a story. I don't know if it's a story because the breakfast club is a hip. Hop radio show. Whatever that means, I don't know why people act like hip hop is not the most diverse. John ra. Ever hip hop. Not only. Hip hop. The most diverse John. Yeah. It's got. All races embrace hip, right. All genders. Embrace hip hop. Right thought leaders from all walks of life embrace hip up. I don't fuck. What it you could be a neural fucking brain surgery. Right. And have a favorite hip hop record. Like, everybody loves hip hop in some way shape before. So it's just like most popular music in the world. And we have the verse conversations like at most of the hip hop artists. Start a lot of these conversations that we have in our culture that have to do it, social, you know, social Justice or anything all of that shit. So I don't know if you will Xhosa pry, but I think it's because it is a hip hop show. And all these political candidates coming on. And the interviews a solid before whatever it is becoming news stories Daily Beast article Fox News at five had us on last night. And I had no hesitation to go. Do Fox News. I felt like you almost have to right. If you're really honest and really fair and really. Balanced and really care about objectively. Right. If they're really not leaning to anyone side, if you're not picking the side. Yeah. Why wouldn't you go on Fox News? I don't understand what the argument would be the harm. I mean, I think anytime you see a black person on Fox News, you know, especially from our community automatic Archimedes. Like, he's a sell out. Oh, he's higher medical time. Exactly..
"john ra" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It positions us in a time and place between two euros with weight at the past is forever. Bearing down on the present the movie adapted from out of Sega's nineteen forty four. Novel follows a young av technician named Georg played by the soulful German actor FRANZ Rogov ski who is lying low in Paris after having escaped from a concentration camp. It's suggested that Gheorghe is Jewish although here in and other places the movie avoid spelling things out with the German occupation of France looming. Georg makes his way to the port city of Marseille were thousands of refugees are desperately trying to secure their exit papers and flee to the Americas. Georg hasn't an possession. Some documents belonging to a famous communist writer named vital who recently committed suicide. Shortly after arriving in Marseilles, Georg is mistaken by officials for vital himself and goes along with the deception, especially since it means he will be the beneficiary of vitals, transit visa to Mexico from their the twists and ironies begin to pile up as Gheorghe encounters and quickly falls in love with vitals, estranged wife. Marie played. By Paula beer. Maria has no idea that her husband is dead. And while she and Georg are drawn to each other. There's little hope that it will end happily gay or can't bring himself to tell her the truth. And they both seem more like ghosts than people haunted by their war-torn. Pasts Christian Petzold is a lover of classic Hollywood, John RAs, especially film Noir, and he works in a crisp exacting style. That might be termed Hitchcock, Ian, realism, his stories are full of preposterous plot turns and elaborate cases of mistaken identity, but the emotions like the visuals are always power. Flee restrained. It's as though he were ruthlessly paring away the excesses we usually associate with melodrama. Curiously the more contrived transit gets the more affecting it becomes outwardly. The movie tells the story of an impossible love during wartime with shades of Casablanca, but the indeterminate nature of the setting creates its own strange distances lot, love the old documents. We see the passports in the visas look right out of the nineteen forties. But there are also deliberate echoes of the current refugee crisis, especially when Georg befriends a north African migrant woman and her young son in a different life. He could be the husband and father figure they need to. But there are no easy escape or solutions here and despite Georg, wildly resourcefulness. He's ultimately unable to help anyone including himself. Franz rebuffs key an actor with a serene haunted presence and a strong resemblance to walking Phoenix. Is our angelic guide to the strange netherworld Marseille often shot in broad daylight. Here. Takes on the mournful quality of a sunlit purgatory by the end transit has become pure Singley. Sad lament for the lost. And forgotten souls of Europe in the last century the present one and possibly the next. Justin Chang, as a film critic for the LA times if you'd like to catch up on fresh air interviews, you missed like our interview with Pamela Adlon who writes directs and stars in the F X series better things about a single mother raising three daughters is also juggling the demands of her aging mother and an acting career. Check out our podcast. You'll find lots of fresh air interviews..
Rappers, women won big at Grammys after past snubs
"You watch the Grammy awards last night, and you care about representation and diversity. You may have been pleasantly surprised the sixty first annual Grammy awards did not repeat the Grammy. So male ceremony of twenty eighteen where only one woman Elissa car up one a solo award in the top categories Alicia Keys, hosted Cardi B became the first solo women to win for rap album and Casey must graves took home the trophy for album of the year on top of all that the show's musical performances were heavily female driven with numbers by do aletha. Dolly Parton, communica Baeau, lady Gaga and many more. I spoke today with varieties executive music editor, Shirley Helprin. And she began with her reaction to the shows performances. I thought the performances were really top knots. I thought they were very well produced. They were colorful, they were labyrinth was a lot of, you know, really, you know, beautiful choreography, you know, there were couple of moments. I think people were sort of scratching their heads. Like Jennifer Lopez, you know, sort of presence in the Motown sixtieth anniversary tributes. You know, she got a lot more singing time than smokey Robinson. Who was you know, one of the architects of the Motown's found, but I think Casey muss grades was fantastic. Cardi B was really fun. Boys over about his truck Sawhill speak. In terms of of them stepping into that kind of Barras in line last year about how women needs to step up. I mean, I think the producers and CBS really took to heart the controversy and really looked at their program and thought about these issues I wanna play something from do aletha who won best new artist. She was making a reference to comments made last year by academy president Neo Poh now. Oh my God. I don't even know what speaking I guess where I wanted to begin by saying. How on and I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists, the fizz, I guess this really stepped up. So that is Mirroring what Neil porno said about women stepping up. So they're two things that are at issue here. One is who is allowed and invited to perform their show and the second is who actually goes home with a hardware. So if you're to look at who actually was nominated who won Grammys does it feel like some progress is being made on that front. Even if the performers were actually more Representative of the industry. Yeah. I can't really give credit to the Grammys organization for that. Because it's it's the voting body and the voting body is is working musicians and engineers and mixers producers songwriters, you know. So so it's really what they feel are our songs on the albums that most resonated this year. I think Casey most grades winning album of the year is a great example of how an artist really transcend, John RAs, I love country music with everything that I am. And I'm very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world. Thank you for supporting that joke, the embraced by, you know, not just an American audience, but global audience who, you know, probably a lot of them wouldn't call themselves country music fans. So I think that was a big win. And I think childish Gambino winning for this is America, which is such a provocative. You know, in politically charged song was another example of the voting body really embracing something that is different that is not pop-oriented. That wasn't you know, like a major radio hit, you know, all of these things come into play. And and I think things are changing, you know, look -lution sorta like steering battleship. It doesn't happen overnight. But I see signs of abroad or more inclusive Grammy organization than the feature were you think about kind of how wide net the Grammy's and the Grammy voters are casting. You look at Casey most graves, even though the k pop. Bam BTO's did not win. There were certainly a big presence. Does it feel like the definition of what is Grammy worthy is becoming a little bit more broad now. Well, I think there's always been this conflict between Grammys as a TV show and Grammy's as, you know, a music awards ceremony, and you really have to balance those two things, and I think for CBS, which which airs the show their priority is really just making sure that people tune in and that they get the youngest demo possible. You know, Camille at the Belo is odd. Obviously very much of that generation and BTS which has very very energetic fan base. That's why they were toes into present. I mean, they were only nominated for best reporting package and they didn't win. So, you know, been of a stretch to have them there. But that's not to say that people weren't like in excited. Just to see you know, what is the biggest Cape fans in the world. So it's a mix of all those things, you know. I mean, I think it'll be more interesting to see how other awards shows sort of pit after the Grammy's, and the fact that that really took, you know, a much broader more pop Centric Roop of artists to perform were you think about the people who won not only the broadcast Ramon. But earlier was there a specific award that really gratified you and conversely was there one person who didn't win who really wish might have. I think the gratifying win was Saint Vincent winning with Jeff. Antonoff just to incredible artists. You know, I was really thrilled that to aletha one for for best new artist and for electricity, which is just an amazing amazing song really one of the greatest songs of the last year in terms of surprises. I mean, I I mean the little surprise that some of the artists coming in with so many nominations like Drake really didn't walk away with a whole hell of a lot. But I will shout out to one amazing female mastering engineer, which is Emily Lazar. She won four for mastering for Beck's album, and she has been at this for like, you know, twenty years really at the top of her name. And she's the first woman, you know, mastering engineer to win a Grammy of the stature. So really really thrilled about that. To know when it comes to representation women come up very short as producers and as engineer so that was a very special win,
"john ra" Discussed on Natch Beaut
"Jackie Jay, my interest getting really long too. And the songs are getting along. The song was great. I love a really good parody. Thank you. I love that. You like the John Ray of I love I love the John ra-. I love the choice. I love how you inserted cream in there. You oh, you know, what that's my guess. Let me tell you a little bit about my guests sitting here. My guest. Honey, if you don't know her then you need to get with it. Okay. My guess is a comedian has a monthly show here in Los Angeles that we're going to hear all about she's a Queen Honey. But also, the host of a new paranormal comedy podcast called ghosted, which is out now baby cry. Rose. Dress Feliz is. Oh, thanks for having me. You had me on your show. So get excited only fair this is called a collab- collab- and crossover crossover. Yes. All the honeys know that I love a good ghost moment and says, that's right. That's right. Well, we did that. So I know Tober year ago, but you know, what? Evergreen. Yes. So people will hear your spooky ghost story on my show. Exactly before we talk about ghosted. We have lots of other things to discuss. Sure. So let's talk about drag. I've heard of it. Yeah. Familiar? How did you get into drag? Well, I was a stand up comedian and I loved doing standup. I love the world of standup. And I was just like, you know, maybe if I put address on people will care, and then I got a couple of dresses and quit my day job after eight and the rest is history. How interesting that that's how you started dragged. So had you had any experience prior to like make up glam wigs, though, what in my early twenties. I started dabbling with drag. This was like two thousand ten and. PS? I'm super congested. I usually don't sound this masculine. Honestly, really Solly. Kelly. Fanning cream? I started doing dabbling and drag and I was like, oh, maybe I wanna be a makeup artist. So then I started like pursuing a Honey I was up at the I at. Yes, I was buying things that I didn't know how to what I need it or not. I am brushes by pal and all looking into go into school for it. Because there wasn't much YouTube at the time. And then I started dating a makeup artist. And that was great. And then I just realized like I just don't know if I what I like so much about makeup is over the top. Yes, I like full transformation. I like camp. I like, I don't wanna look a real person. Which is why I'm so drawn to drag so doing makeup on people. You know, I did do a little bit of freelancing as a makeup artist, and it would be like powder this face. And you know, you know. Here's a funny story. I got a part time job working at Macy's doing makeup, and I was studying drag, and it would is isn't Orange County. And it would be just like a woman that my daughter's wedding. And so excited we're gonna have professional do my makeup for the first time and Honey where talkin Chou..
"john ra" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Know, I cringed her in that scene because I was like great another one of these. They always feel like they have to put this in there. But then later lead to something in lead to something else. So it was like all right. There was a purpose for this. And I get it. I'm okay with it. And it led to stereotype to negroes can't shut up in a did you can gain shit. That can't shut up at the restaurant is just like. Wow, man. I don't need to see this right now. At least for me. I'm not saying that no one else that needs to see that. But I've seen over and over again. And even with even if we took it out. I mean, he's a formulate things that to me for myself a very trite now. And again, I'm not saying that there's not any enjoyment to be had in the movie. I didn't joy certain parts of it probably more than a would an an any other movie of this type in a while. You know that the ten so much on on the formulas that we see here. But yeah, I. Fought for as as as as much as I was enjoying Kevin Hart. And and Bryan, Cranston. I don't you know, they elevate this up to a certain level that if you didn't have two guys who would like as talented as they were who really had the timing that they did undramatic dramatic in comedy levels. You wouldn't have a very you would have a terrible movie they lift us up a little bit. But for me, they can only lift it up so high, and they can't an cannot lift it can't take. It's too far above the tire cliches that we see of what the will move on these type. But you know, like, I said, I I I'm almost about to get my rating for this. Because I I wouldn't not this is something I wouldn't want to encourage anybody. Glad and see. But I definitely would watch this rental man in a very very good rental. But as far as data goes, man, I'm just I'm not in a rush out to see this kind of John RA anymore, at least not done this way. Even though as I said the tally. Here is very good. I really liked the kid plead Kevin Hart son to who don't have a whole lot of time in the movie, but there's some really good moments between them together to that. I liked and you know, and I, and that's one the levels of the film that I thought okay. This is what's making it rise above what we normally see because Kevin Hart is actually going in. And we'll get into see this really tend to side of him that we'd hardly get to see eye on it so moments like that shining there. But yeah, it's a rental me, man. And like, I say this. All right, right. Okay. Well, I was dreading this movie because I'm such a fan of the the ritual French movie the touchable 's. And I thought man Kevin Hart is gonna make it louder and goofy are and Americanize it point where it's like, this is it's just gonna be a travesty, and I'm going to hate it the whole time and turns out no not so much. They definitely did Americanize it. And I knew they would. But most of the sessions, I was okay. With notwithstanding those cliches you're talking about it's just to be expected in. In this kind of movie. It follows the the structure of the French movie. So I can't fault for any of that. And so many of the decisions they got made with like, okay this works. You've found a way to please the Kevin Hart audience and on the answer just wants to see a movie where he's not being foolish. That's something kind of dramatic. The trailer is cut poorly in as much as it makes you roll your eyes ago..
"john ra" Discussed on Filmspotting
"In the meantime, we've got a couple of great conversations, I was lucky to have in twenty eighteen in fact, two of my favorite interviews ever. In over thirteen years of doing this show, Ethan Hawke and Bo Burnham hawk was in town to talk about blaze his film about the late Texas singer songwriter, blaze fully Burnham, a stand up comic and former YouTube star. He's the writer director of eighth grade. We did a lot of talking. About their films both of which are great. But what made the conversation special was that Hawkin Burnham ended up reflecting on so much more. We're going to start with Hok, and we did cover so much ground. We didn't even get to first reformed one of the best films of twenty eighteen and one of the best performances of twenty eighteen there with hawk in the lead his film, though that he directed and co wrote is blaze and blaze Foley is played by real life singer songwriter, Ben Dickey, making his screen debut fully has been a bit of a legend since his death at thirty nine back in nine hundred nine he was perennially homeless his clothes and shoes famously kept together with duct tape. But as a songwriter, he was deeply respected by contemporaries, like the better known, Texas music, legends, Lucinda, Williams, Lyle, Lovett and towns, vans, and who's played wonderfully in the film by musician. Charlie Sexton fully songs have gone onto be recorded by Willie Nelson, Merle haggard, John prime and others. Here's my conversation. With hawks starting with a bit of the trailer for blaze. On a one inch in gets from unit. I don't make me regret. Oh. Oh. This. I don't know who plays folly is. It's actually it's it's splice Foley. Really should know. Blaze was didn't try phone. Gordon, knowing how to look. Forget must sell from flawless little done soon. We can be a big country stock as daylight you. I don't want to be a star. I to be legend. I'm going to open with kind of a long winded once bear with me here already watching your movie, I immediately thinking about the bio-pic as John ra- conventional ones. Anyway, which I would say your film is certainly not a conventional one and often they're concerned to me. They seem concerned with psychology trying to explain behavior of these characters rather than maybe trying to just observe behavior. But the other one that really hit me watching blaze, and it's something I never really considered before is that bio-pics on some level are excuses to enact or reenact signposts moments from characters lives that we as viewers have some attachment to their kind of part of the the cultural consciousness, so we care about what's happening. And maybe we only care about what's happening because we have that attachment to it biotechs, then can be a little bit lazy. But when you're making a movie like you did where the subject is someone who's not part of that collective consciousness. We have to be invested the same way we would be with a fictional character. So. My question is how deliberately did you consider those things how liberally did you set out to not make a conventional bio-pic will I think in the DNA sin as you say you wanna make bio pic about blaze, Foley your? Shifting the paradigm a little bit because almost every musical bio pic that's ever been made is about somebody who's famous. Yeah. Who who made it in the subconscious, the subtext of that is that your stories were telling because your famous, and when I was working in this Chet Baker bio pic, I was interviewing guys who played with Chet and really realizing they would say that you really know Chet. You really had to play music with them. I mean that was where his best self was manifest, and I couple things happen to me, which was that. Wow. For small I wanna make a movie about these guys guys who played with Chet rather than shed himself because the story of celebrity and drug addiction, and you know, the ups and downs of fame of it's a well, worn road and be awesome to see bio pic where the scene where we all know the narrative, right? He's troubled. Something bad happens. These draws a great well of creativity from this pain. He gets discovered he rises to the top. Now, he loses what's important to him. He falls from grace find self and movie in that's really boring, narrative and flies in the face of. I've spent my life with artists musicians..
"john ra" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"AMI trite I three for free. Yes. On a separate note. You're a you're a busy guy. You do a lot of podcasts delay stuff traveling this and that over the thought over the winter break, we're we're gonna couple of dark weeks year. Imagining a little less to do. Maybe not totally less to do. Sure. What would you be open amenable? Can I assign you a film or too much? Yes. List films. You need to see the other two of the world. I'll make it easy pick a film or to our great movies that I love that. I think you should see would you be amenable to to do in? That would. Okay, shall we? Keep people tweet me some suggestions atom used to see I have a couple of mine off the top of my head. But me some parameters tell me how many obviously we're going to load you up at movies. Maybe you know, John RA or ratings you wanna watch sunny or a tally, or whatever, you know. You can think about say twelve and let's go alone moves saying the more than eleven times, that's an easy list. Give me four. Let's see. All right. All right. Spread it up movies. And watch the kids alone action comedy. Deal. Just brought me in a piece of paper. But I'm not broken. Broken presented it to me. But probably not do that. If they're okay suggestions, Brian. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. What do you want Adam's? Let's do. Let's make it a vote. And you don't know what I've what I've seen. But you've known like things like the matrix famously have not have not seen a few. All right. Jason Whitlock is here. We're excited..
Taking a Visit to Essex County
"Device that you're listening to. When I review something on the show, I'm commenting on it because I like it and I want you to take a look as well. I try not to criticize or rant because there's enough out there already. I try to stay positive. I stick to the old adage that your mom or grandma probably told you if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. And today's no exception. I recently read Essex County by Jeff Lemere Jeff tells a complex story with simple black and white art. He can do that because the setting takes place in his childhood home. He tells three separate stories that are loosely connected. So here's a solicit. Where does young boy turn when his whole world is suddenly disappears? What turns two brothers from an unstoppable team into a pair of bitterly estranged loners? How does the simple hearted care of one middle age nurse reveal the scars of an entire community and can anything heal the wounds caused by a century of deception. Now I'm more of a superhero fantasy. Fan, but this one had me turning the pages to find out what happened next. My personal favorite was the second story about the two brothers and the falling out that they had because of the simple art. It showcases, the ability Jeff has Intelink story. This came out in two thousand nine has been in has been put into a collection with extra art and stories. I'll put the Lincoln the show notes. He can take a look in by it if you want to. I do recommend this one though. The next one is Knin Jack versus the valiant universe. This is a what I would call a fun popcorn type of book. It reminds me of the old x men versus the fantastic four back in the eighties. It's a story. You can tell that was put together on purpose by the publisher to appeal to a large readership. So you get the Naan Jack readers to read maybe unity or x. men a war to read in Jack and and on and on the reader knows it. But in this case, it's still a fun story to read. I guess you could say, I succumb to the marketing boys. Here's a solicit calling king Naan, Jack m I six deadliest intelligent operative a weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Naan Jack will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for high octane take-no-prisoners trial by fire, more perilous and more predictable than any he's faced before the world's most dangerous. Super spy goes to war with the valiant universe. So check it out. They, I think they put it in trade paperback, and you can get all six issues, but together just a fun little book. Plume by Kaelin Smith Lassen certainly not least is plume. I talked with Kaelin Smith at Comecon, and as I've mentioned in two days ago, she is generally a nice person. I went to one of her panels and talked with her in the vendor area and ask a few questions, and she patiently indulged my questions in answered. All of them. Plume is a fun western adventure type of book with magical undertones to sum it up, I would say it's Laura Croft meets John Wayne type of John RA, and here's the solicit for volume. One plume a story set in the old west about a girl named Vesper, gray and supernatural companion, cork on their quest, recover her father's life's work. They encounter new friends and new foes and learned that the wild west is anything, but tame Kaelin Smith not only wrote it, but she did the art as well. Both in my opinion are excellent. This is a passion, passion prod. Occurs and their three total volumes of that.
"john ra" Discussed on Who Charted
"Say what my leads kids to discovers Epion I your your guy sounds sort of like John ra- these guys out dead on like an exact guitarist and lead vocalist classic Comba. Copy fascinating about, like I dunno, like does anybody the old people show up a lot of like old guys like I'll see, like my dad's friends and stuff on Facebook, like cheering on Greta, van. But then even the guy like, aren't you forgetting the way it's supposed to work like it's supposed to be like a new? Yeah. If some things new? Yeah. I mean, I feel like if I was real into Jonah of music and some was like, I'm gonna do exactly what this is just new people doing it. I get down for it in most cases, but Jonah of music. This is a a specific thing. You're not calling yourself a cover band? Yeah, there's something weird about that. Yeah. Great if they did up Lynn covers, but like couldn't like just totally miss it. Terrible, play black dock. Like in the seventies, if you go back to zeppelin's day and then zeppelin, we're doing like inexact Frankie Valli impression or something. Then everyone was like all they're bringing back their saving music that would never have you'd rather they zeppelin. Right. Well, what about. What's coming in to come in at number two, it's brats pick. Okay. This is Chris Cornell. Went bad, does good as the new songs go? Yeah. Okay. His voice is insane. Yet another hit enough. Yeah. I mean, it's a good song. Yeah..
"john ra" Discussed on THE BRENDON SHOW
"Then. Then you will now have earned the right and the blessing to be more confident. True. People wait for something to give them happiness. They also wait for something to give them confidence. And that was that was a stunner confidence was so strongly intertwined in the conversations between the six habits it, we'll go through. It stunned me, even though I have a program called the confidence course, I still didn't know until we did this data to understand how important that is for people so, but not to have it to generate your next level performance at what you're doing is does not only need to come from confidence, competence and community, which usually that's where people take it from. Right. I get better what I'm doing. So the more experience I have, the more easy is for me to do the more confident it is right for me. I've done these so many times. I know I can do this right that happens from experience. You might have the same thing in your John RA or your career or your life. You've done it so many times. No problem, right. But there's an unconscious competence that because you've done it so many times, but then there's a willed confidence that you're just saying, you know what? I'm gonna do this confidently. Write it down my friend just literally write down the words. I'm going to do this confidently just choose that. See most people, they start bumbling into something and they wanted to give them confidence when I first started doing videos or books or training or on the big stages in that movie. We got like, I, I my my development. It was a little slow only my first couple years. I don't think I perform that much better and it was because I kept waiting for something like some kind of like size of a stage or I don't know. I don't know what I was waiting for it to be more of a confidence speaker. I just stepped in full to the ownership role of who I was because I owned it now. I was confident that that's who I was and what I did. No bigger paycheck. No more team, not any smarter, maybe smarter by choosing different disposition. Right. I think a lot of intelligence choosing the right disposition for how we need to serve. I owned it. Well, I know it might be simple to think about, but what's ask about maybe are you in a relationship right now? Maybe maybe you're married or you have a significant other or maybe it was just think about a relationship you have with family member. Have you fully stepped into owning that role yet? Like with confidence, I work with Olympic level athletes, and if they don't bring the confidence on the field different smashed and it wasn't like they need ten more training sessions. It's the mindset that were walking into things. So I'm going to little bit long on these particular three things, but I do this form, it's academy. I do this in my training programs because if we're not on the same page here about this, it's going to be hard to make you another level of success for yourself. Right? Because you can't feel like you're going to be self made unless you finally say, I'm gonna own this moment. I'm gonna bring some joy here and I'm gonna do this confident. Maybe it's time for you to be more confident in the relationships and the roles you play in your life to really own them. If you're going to be a good wife own that and be a great wife like, no, that is part of my density field that you know, if you're going to be a great leader with your team own that walk in the office tomorrow, more confident than having six months for no other reason, I promise people go with you and that that feeling that you have like that emotion, these things presence.
"john ra" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"And the guy that venue owner didn't have the key because that's for like whoever was going to do Atari lessons for the next day. So he literally had to unhinge like the the hinges on the door to get him out because we had to go on and it's Like like buddy. buddy. Yes, life on the road. Right. You said if people knew as we wind down here, Joe, you mentioned to me before the every Friday you listen to music out, like for people that don't know. That's when the new releases come out every Friday. So like, what are you going on Spotify? Are you looking for bands that you know or just I thought if I an apple music, like I have, I subscribe to both there. I use them differently like keep an eye on what's coming out though, and have a list or how I know I like like apple music has John RAs, you know. So like Susie, Cole runs the hard rock genre there in the metal one. So you can just pick the Jonah and see the new that you can go the new release section. See whether it's a new song or new album that came out. He can find it for just hard rock or just metal or the rock one to me. They missed the whatever. I alternative music alternative music, and it's like alternative pop. Almost at this point. It's not why some things aren't labelled rock. I don't know, but, but then you go Spotify. And check those new releases and you gotta like look at the pictures and like does that look rock and roll? What's that? It's just like a different. It's weird. I, whoever Mays who or what however it works. You always get like a different feeling of what I'm yeah. What's what's being pushed and what's coming out and whatever I, I try to listen to it all and just which is wreck because a lot of bands don't listen to anything new like you like Scotty and we'll have them about a new album since nineteen eighty five or something like that. Right. But I mean, do you find that that helps you with your writing or just with with your knowledge or. Yeah, just to see what's going on. And like last week I, I was, you know, I was talking about it with you earlier. Just like it's I find really interesting because the the girl who does Spotify rock playlists, Allie Hagan Orpheus. Yes. She tweeted something or put something about young blood whose record just came out on Friday. So I went to find that and listen to it because I was curious what she was dumped about, and it's cool. It's like a break. He's like a British like twenty one pilots almost and, and the record. Sounds amazing. Like sonically, you know, like just listening studios handle low end stuff. It's just so low and peer and just really well a well together record. I went from there and I went over the apple music and hard rock..
"john ra" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Thank you sponsor i wanted to talk about some lingo because i love some fan fiction lingo you've got a you which stands for alternate universe oh oh see out of character oc which is original character canon staying within the confines of what the phantom has laid out usually that means relationship wise slash which we're gonna talk about a lot later and it refers to a non canon couple of the same sex usually male females to noted by fem slash impregnable pregnancy crossover when two phantoms cross over offer that for research for actual research on this episode i read a harry potter and vendors crossover and it was the best i was so happy got curtain fiqh which is john ra fan fiction that focuses on domestic situations like say kirk and spock out shopping curtains oh like it would never happen on the show but people like to imagine what it would be like i love that yeah there's hurt comfort that was one of my favorite things h c race bending when characters are either whitewashed or reclaimed for minorities could be could go either way gender swap genders of characters u s t which i use in real life unresolved sexual tension ship but she can hear probably a lot outside of fan fiction to ship a couple and we've talked about mary sue and self insert in our star wars episode so those are some of the some of the big ones quite the glossary oh my gosh you're so many more and if we narrow the focus even even more to phantoms they have a lot of their own lingo within fandom so like i already mentioned on.
"john ra" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
"Tied to the wrestling portion of the card either way all right so how do you feel about shinsuke nakamura new music i mean i didn't have a strong opinion i guess it's sort of going on at the end there so i got a little bit of the japanese speaking in the background but i to be honest i fast forward through the entrance so i only got a little boche and notice how you know that's a little bit different so i don't have a strong pan as analyze whether they have hip hop influences or what john ras it's the remix it's drawing compared to the original and little i doubt i'll have to say that for next week well yeah i promise way next week i'm a heard the furious take on on this one way or another sounds good all right so let's take a look at smackdown because this was the first episode after the superstar shakeup with the new alignment of talent got a baby face core of aj dating brian radio and jeff hardy got he'll core samoa joe shinsegei andrade seattle moss big cast and ms with benjamin kind of in that mix now in the us title so that's kind of the new core of the men's singles vision and big cast was the one who made the most news unless you really are hung up on shinsegae's music with with his promo and the ms the missiles we miss tv but dany brian not coming up because he was attacked backstage your thoughts on what you saw there the advertising of dany brian is tv not delivering on that but having a storyline reason for it and then big cast coming out and having a moment problem with with with daniel by not being out there that sort of stuff is just standard progressing as far as like a talk show or whatnot for an angle.
"john ra" Discussed on Spreaker Live Show with Rob Greenlee
"And then the casually drop hints that you do a particular podcast don't i would advise in most situations you don't wanna post episodes to these groups i think what you wanna do just mentioned what show that you're involved in and just kind of keep it low key but just contribute to these communities in a valuable way in their discussions but it can it can drive some interest in your podcast this by getting involved in those communities and then cross promote as much as you can off your website and your blog and work with others in content relationships if you can develop like maybe a content sharing relationship with another media organization or another podcast whatever and share content i think it can work i'm not sure you know like you were talking about alex people aren't really promoting other people's podcasts anymore i think a lot of the has to do with people are it's very competitive now they're looking there stuff and and you know there was a time in the early days of podcasting when people cross promoted it's it's not as common these days there's another technique you can create an e book based on the topic john ra of your podcast and and kinda repurpose that content to some degree depending on what it is i mean some shows lynn themselves that you books more than others depending on what they are but it's it's a technique that can you can utilize to develop maybe some.
"john ra" Discussed on Note To Future Me
"This is a note to future me dated april eleventh two thousand eighteen how to get podcast guests to share off you are a podcast that interviews guests in the past we're doing so because hey the content yeah you bring on guests to your podcast because they bring value to you to your audience and you're hoping that your guest would promote the episode they were on and help you build your audience as well but i'm noticing over the past couple of years working with podcasts that interview guests that it's not doing that much anymore for the podcast could be twofold there are so many interview podcasts out there and that's great they are good and and i'm glad that that john ra is is growing in this space because there are a lot of interview potentials lots of topics to cover and lots of good people to talk to but because of that there are so many people on so many shows so if you're a qualified gas you may be on two to three podcast this weekend two to three the next and three the next one the next and that guest is kind of spreading thin so therefore they're available on a lot of different guest focused podcasts in yours could get washed to the side because they can hear that guests are here that speaker or that person you interviewed on some other podcasts so let's let's take it a step further in regards to what can we do to get that guest engaged to help themselves as being a part of your podcast as well as again going back to that that they they will help you promote you your podcast or publish the episode send the email to the guest with the link like you've always done and then in the body of the email let's write this we've learned after x amount of episodes are x amount of seasons.
"john ra" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"And that way and this is a part in the movie that i remember everyone was laughing and i and i can agree that it's funny but my problem here is that the joke the joke the reason why people laughing is because they're making fun of the fact that horror writers bend logic to create conflict the logical thing where for them to stay together but splitting up makes them more vulnerable therefore more conducive to conflict more conducive to horror horror thrills so the problem i have with this is that this is a horror writers job this is like if i may be hyperbolic this movie is basically just you know pointing out subjecting cinema to a level of criticism that it was not built for and then dancing on its grave for me what makes cinema powerful is that it can make sense suspend disbelief and accept these seemingly illogical things that heightened the conflict and it's fun and and it's another saying i'm not saying that it's not funny as i said i enjoyed the movie but i question and i'm not saying it's not that either i'm saying that does it erode the effectiveness of the medium or train my my ultimate problem with this is at the end of the day this movie could have been made with any movie on rea every john ra has melia tropes every genre suspends logic to maximize conflict in an hour and a half not much death and stuff in them i mean whatever we can pat ourselves on the back thinking we're clever that we can point out these tropes and then trivialize them i mean this could have been a corporation that manipulated people in the cabin to act within the tropes of rom com or screwball comedy or sappy drama on with anything.
"john ra" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"You know when i made meaning of life it was exactly what i want it saying like it was exactly the sound that i wanted all these influences that inspired me to be a singer like this rv kind soulful singers um that did that for me and there's john ra and i just have not nailed that down um country like singersongwriter soulful kind of vibe and um and until i do that i don't really want to mess around with it i want to come out with like the strongest project ever um so i will do it and that's why i'm you know threatening um but i i just really you know not only me even my friends in country music like they're like i just want we wanna make sure this is perfect you know like when it comes out it's like perfectly me and and um and i don't wanna chase anything you know and uh so i think that's why i'm taking my time with it and i feel like you know i have the time so why not i really love songs would you remember but someone good i love that you pick out on in supposed to close nasim fall asleep because of how will now believe blood on in view that non i love one how jason albert who produced that record i love how he records my voice um it he's he's probably one of my favorites that um uh rick records my voice he just really it sounds like high sound on tour and it's um he does little to it but he does just enough to where it's just like oh but um i love i love divide but this reminded me of like this 90s rb songs you know like toni braxton you'll see like you know all that you know um that vibe um that i that i loved you know wasn't a total all skate at the skating rink like you know i i love that whole vibe and that's actually cruel was the second song recorded for the album and it was meaning of life and then cruel and those were are that those were two songs that kind of set the bar and tone for the entire album this is so cold medicine than the new album let's hear that song.
"john ra" Discussed on One Two Review
"Um it's hard wired it's hardwired but we do have a dish of on de main complex notice check the connection you must not be hearing it now as omb guys out i was not sleep maybe that's it may be as his own enough all right we'll let saadou another movie guys last movie hair goes um this week we had the opportunity to review an eye opening documentary called singleflow and i think you guys are excited about this i hope so it's a silent doc about american sign language wrappers oh interesting topics of the i'm really know nothing about it's an edge and out interesting john ra too because how often do we have the opportunity to see a fire a silent rather film uh it's interesting one of the first things that you have to realise about s l american styling which is that it is not universal silent which in us as an era american sign language and so it's interesting that that this you know that there's there's apart when they bring in other uh sign language rappers from other countries and uh the the people that this come follows don't fully understand what they're saying it's just need that it's it's such a niche kind of thing but it's a community to sports itself so well uh and i you know they're lyrically it was beautiful uh it is subtitled see you can know what they're saying now they're great rhinos the flow was incredible i mean this was basically eight mile but done silently i really felt it.