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"Tell me about this movie. Why? Why? Why this movie now cutthroat city to War Katrina Shamikh it the trailer is amazing. Tell me about this movie long. Hamas. Start talking about the movie without sandbox La Brother a long time acknowledging your hairstyle. Acknowledging each other's beards. Dante Very Long. I haven't cut anything in a while you have accrediting theater while. If you want to acknowledge you the first two time guest on this show. So I appreciate that Bongbong Quantity without grades I got breaks down so That's how we doing anyway a man's treasure to. Talk to you again but this film right here. This is like our this is me really conti myself down as a filmmaker. Based in New Orleans after. Noted with aftermath, of Hurricane Katrina. You Watch. These four young men who have always asked rations in charge of desperation. And desperation. Lead. US down the rabbit hole. Was We all know? And hopefully, the goal of the for me as a filmmaker is spire. Out The desperation what could be desperation? Trauma Nation. And that's kind of you know. Kind of summarize the. Trying to do here. That's what the film is aiming to show. I know you're a student of film. So what are the films that are most inspiring your vision of this one like it did you make a mood board or at least in your mind you're like I wanna take a piece of this piece of this a piece of this and make it my own like what is what is what are the fathers of this? And it is definitely I'll. Be, honest with you small struggle with no in class struggle as young black men in our neighborhood. Movie You saw the Cina. Right I experienced things that he trauma neighborhood apart unanimity and also experienced myself in A. Good Adelaide. And a lot of not getting out and so when I got screenplay got invite the screenplay was led by my buddy all. Ready. ACCOST Hurricane Katrina was a tragic thing for. Country, you know we have to your anniversary of the right now and it thanks don't seem to change much in this country right? A sense of. How fasteners? Post the black community or the community more, it hurts other communities because see right now the fan denic, right but even if this story was set. In Flint, Michigan would water was bad or Saturday Chicago is south bothers is going through the struggles. Or set right on Staten Island Faulk, hill either either place. Is destroyers relevant but this one is set a Katrina and and these guys may turn to that desperation. It becomes. A high school, it will lead the films that kind of. Inspired like you know like feelings I'll turn to. I think John Singleton Boys Hood was a great example of somebody trying to get out. Get the situation, the neighborhood itself what the situation was under holding a man I thought John Degree Job John. Nash Story. You Go back to F Gary Gray or set it off. You know what I'm. Trying. To figure out, you know
"john singleton" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Shaft a sequel to John singleton's two thousand film with the same name it opens today the director says he's been talking to John singleton about the sequel to his two thousand film before his death to follow you know my good friend John singleton with it you know you know my heart's broken because John and I talked about this you know this movie what I was doing before his passing and I was soul ready from the sea and you know there's footage of his movie inside of it and you know my heart hurts on that you know there was a good friend so I you know so little brain it's been daunting but but at the same time it's been a dream come true I'm sure you are right you are viewed shaft for yeah call you need not love since there is a really good guide it because best films from the barber shop which the original in John singleton that was that was yeah that and talk about a real gentleman and a great filmmaker singleton but unfortunately not recommending the shaft thank you Tim story do the but the second barber shop and do the the city and I came to the some of the fast and furious with a lot of stuff prolific for sure barber shop was controversial for Jesse Jackson got all mad about barber shop because there was a Jesse Jackson reference in that movie while our Cedric the entertainer said Jesse Jackson is that Jessie J. yes you know like in those protesters thing for barber shop in two thousand yeah I like that we should protest Jeff because we don't want to go forty reports checking in at number four Drake had a great night watching from Jurassic Park area near the how do you set the Scotiabank cultural bank arena in Toronto where basketball fans gather Drake cheered all along very publicly with thousands of other fans as his beloved Toronto raptors won their first NBA championship in franchise history was clearly emotional night for Drake and after the final buzzer sounded the Canadian superstar celebrated as if he were a part of the team with a post game interview all his own.
"john singleton" Discussed on Toure Show
"I just get quiet and trust what God tells me and I follow his lead. So John singleton was that for us in terms of filmmaking. Will. So let's go back to how you learned how to act was did that come to you naturally as well. Or did you have to work for that? So I studied for years, Regina king, and I were in the same high school, and we became friends, and she's like, I take a couple of acting classes before, and she's like, hey, you should come with me to my acting class. I work with Betty, bridges, and is like okay who's Betty bridges Betty bridges Todd bridges mom, and she has taught so many active. Yeah, she's an amazing woman. She's would you say? Just saying Todd the older brother on different strokes. Yes. Exactly. And she taught me improv she taught me how to prepare for an audition. She taught me how to dig deep and find my motions. She taught me how to break script down, and I really have Regina to thank for that, because it wasn't until I started working with Betty, and watching Regina as young actress that I thought to myself. Wow. This is really what I wanna do. This is home for me. And. You know, I didn't have like the perfect, I didn't grow up in the perfect situation where there was a mom and dad, and there was a plan for college in. There was a you know, a. There was no road map this was survival. This was, I've got great educated parents. But you gotta figure it out. And so with acting I felt an instant connection between my own personal challenges in pain, and putting it into my work in a positive way. So it's very therapeutic for me. And I think you know. The greatest actors are the most honest, actors and. To be an honest actor. I think you have to. Understand what pain feels like what disappointment feels like what happiness feels like you really sort of have to have. A decent perspective on life. And so I really pride myself on doing, honest, work, and the only time where I felt like this is not for me. As when I did a season on NCIS LA it was just not there was no room for me to be honest. Because I didn't care about anything that I was saying or doing. And it was awful. It was God awful. I'm sure I'm gonna get in trouble for saying this. But I don't care. And that's when I said to myself, ok NIA, what, what is it that you really want to do? Well, I want to tell stories I wanna tell stories about black women in the things that we go through in a real way, not in a comedic way in a real way. So I've sort of started to acquire things that stories that I like and developing them, and working with writers and just pushing beyond, and honestly, like John's passing passing away has given me the confidence to do something that I haven't done yet. Because gone are the days were actors can afford to just be an actor for higher. We have too much room right now to create and to go beyond anything that we've done to be great. And although I'm thankful for those opportunities to be on a series where, you know, you get paid a shitload money and you come in, you say what's on the page and you're not supposed to really just just get it done. Get the words out, do it say it it's pure memory. That's not who I am as an artist. I need something to attach to within the material that represents some sort of emotion. I'm not a surface person. And I can't play surface characters. Just taking back present, what does it mean to be honest after? Well. It means that the words are just. A connection to what you want your audience to feel. So the words are they there to tell the story? But if you say the words without honesty, motion, or honest, back story. They're just words and you can watch performances that don't feel authentic. I've seen them we've all seen him..
"john singleton" Discussed on Toure Show
"You couldn't afford to put that together. Now you couldn't now and we I just remember this, the it was the, the shoot was ran so smoothly, and we had a dollar and fifty five cents to make the movie. The studios said to John singleton. Hey, we love your script, but we won another director to direct your movie. And he's like, no, I wrote it. I'm directing it. I'm not going to sell you my script and they took a chance and they gave us a little bit of money. And you know he delivered he delivered perfection. And so this for me is. I just. This is a big one for me. This is a very big difficult. Moment, too. Digest. To understand. You know, I'm still sort of like some days, I wake up and, oh, my mom for mother's day. I had someone sent me of a photo of John and I and my mom blew it up and framed it for mother's day when I opened it, I that's what started the crying the whole day. And I'm glad that she did it. But it was like, whoa. And so it's still sitting on my dining room table. And I have to find the perfect spot for because it's pretty big. But it's it's so important. Take us into making boys in the hood in the directing style, and what he would say to you between takes and stuff like that. Well, he never called me NIA. He always called me from day one. I was like, how do you know that? That's everybody in my family calls me, the only difference was he changed the spelling because I spell it. And I and I he's like it's not an I and I it's N E N E. So we would always debate about that, right? And I remember being confident in knowing that this is going to be an easy story to tell because this is basically my life, I went to Catholic school. I was raised by single, mom. I lived in the hood. I understood what the street races were. I understood Crenshaw Lawson. I understood hearing gunshots sitting in my bedroom doing my homework. I knew all of that, like the back of my hand. So I didn't have to do much except be honest in my performance and. John was just always prepared. He's he would come he would say, this is where I want the camera. This these are my shots. He always had a shot list. He had an amazing support team Stephanie Allain. I mean, it was ju- it rand so.
"john singleton" Discussed on Toure Show
"But what hit me in that moment was the fact that John singleton was my beginning. He was the guy that. In a room full of probably seventy five to a hundred actors the day that they, you know, have the auditions for boys in the hood, I remember walking into this room. It was in south central LA. And I almost didn't go to the audition. Because first of all, when you as a black actor when you get a script that's called boys in the hood, you're like, okay, what white guy is trying to tell a story about my life. Right. So this is the most bogus shit ever. The title alone was, like, stop it 'cause in my mind awhi- guy wrote it that hadn't that knew nothing about my life. And then I read the script, and I was blown away. Then I started trying to figure out who is John singleton. I called my agent and choose like listen. He's a new filmmaker from USC. He's like supposed to be the next big thing. I know you're getting over the flu, but you should go. And I had been in bed like two days before that not feeling. Well, my hair wasn't done. I was like, you know, the first thing woman thinks about when they have an audition is hair makeup in, what am I gonna wear, right? Right. And so I the next morning, I really was on the fence, like I don't wanna go this. There's gonna be a lot of people there. And I was new in my career. So I had no business even feeling that way. I needed whatever I could get at that point. And I remember throwing on a baseball cap, which is something I've never done in the I had never done in the past. And I went to the location. And I walked in, and I just saw all of these hopeful stars, you know, like wanna be stars in this room lined up waiting to meet John singleton. And I found like a spot kind of in the corner away from everyone. And I just was looking at my sides, my script and studying my lines and all of a sudden this guy approaches me in. He gets a little bit too close, you know, where someone's in your personal space. Any looked migos? Which your name. And I said, I gave him that. Around the way Brooklyn slash southcentral girl. Look, and I said, I'm NIA, who were you? And he said, I'm John singleton the director. And if I all of a sudden, I got really hot in my body like definitely not getting this job. I said to him, I go. Oh, sorry, nice to meet you. And he's like, where are you from nice said was born in Brooklyn? My family's from Trinidad Barbados. I'm an island girl and I live in south central LA probably like five minutes away from where we are now. Any set. All right. Any kind of looked me up and down. And I was like, oh, my God, this guy is so in my personal space, what the fuck. So I waited out for while in, they called a couple of other actors and then he called me into the room. In the first thing he said to me, was, so tell me about yourself. And I started to tell him my journey as you know, young girl to that present moment in a how, you know, my parents were divorced by the time I was to my mother was an artist..
"john singleton" Discussed on The Read
"Boy, a classic conic phone. So many of our faves have worked with John singleton for so long for him to be the first black director nominated for like best director and all that like he was such a trail blazer and it just liquor, Sean. Right. It's like a John singleton move. I'll wait we so it just looks like we have we have really lost a pioneer, and and someone who will be remembered as legendary what I'm I'm taking out of situations like this, and even like, nipsy hustle, passing and things like that in my my elder becoming grandmother, willow, applying these I signed the cracks very that is that you know, you when you leave a Mark you never really go anywhere GIO because there are so many people that are inspired by folk like John singleton that will kind of follow in his footsteps and away and we'll obviously site in as. As a person of inspiration and things like that. So when you know, the up in common girls are out here making blockbuster smashes things like that. And they like isn't helming. Yeah. But it was just sad. Like damn man, a stroke. I think from from hypertension, which is just you see how this country stresses out black people so fucking bed that we end up having strokes shit in our early fucking fifties. Meanwhile, fifty white people be like, well, I'm just beginning. Hot yoga teenager. You know, like they got they got all kinds of shit to look forward to. But. Yeah, it's just a sad situation. Rest in peace missing lagoon. Okay. So this week in our segment hot tops. Actually, it's called bottoms of the Caribbean dead tops chest. Of the Caribbean is a reality show that I need very bad. I wanted. You need to be executive producing it. I don't even. Absolutely work in the shadows. But you know, we'll the. Ali out do. So let's do a quick real housewives round up an hour away. Che are HOA a row Aroha, bro. High around, okay. The law round up. So. Eva Marciel pig. Furred is pregnant again. Okay. Her and her her husband, Michael sterling, do you ever enter politics? I think he ran in lost. So her Michael sterling are expecting another baby she's pregnant again, they just just had a boy say didn't even like literally maybe a couple of months ago at the most give birth. I think that their son like just turned one. Okay. Be last month this month. Okay. Dan will be having these babies back to bed. I guess you want my coach you have a break for two three years. Like, yeah. It's not, you know, it's not for me. But I understand I guess wanting your kids the girl up together being like, look, we need to do it now before we to run around behind these negatives. But yeah, so he was thirty four. So not as old as I would've thought. So not you know, what whatever them to people wanna do with your tone. Go for it. I'm not saying there's a wrong with it. I'm just saying like not after putting right after putting up with you know, like enduring suggest station of this child for most of the year. I would be very much like your sperm need to stay the fuck away from me. Let me tell you. What's gonna come up in because marijuana roller coasters, whatever leave me alone, China, Scott? I'm trying to play football. I do not have time. Right. But you're fucking fetus. But some of the other girls are like I've always wanted six kids. And you know, what I have no time to waste. So let's get it done. Let's do this. Let's do this. Let's do this. Not. It's not for me. She has another girl. Right. I do remember that girl probably valley probably like five or six. Okay. Well, good for her. So this'll be our third. We'll congratulations to you girl. You're still gorgeous. She's the one that just had a baby Porsche like. Porsches baby is like brand Bank can still taste the uterus. Her baby is like brand you come around nigger light smell placenta. Yeah. Somebody here smell fresh. This is what they call fresh air. We'll get. On the other side..
"john singleton" Discussed on #GetSome with Gary Owen
"But you know, he's still was like it wasn't like disrespectful to Jodi. He would just wasn't lying. Jodi, he was like, nah, I'm with your mom. We fucking he and say that. But that's basically what he was saying. When you love somebody you fuck, that's I mean, that's what that's basically what he was saying Jodi, but he couldn't say it to him. But he's not hiding the fact, and the fact that's like every kid's biggest nightmare. You don't want everyone to think of your parents fucking or or especially your mom, your dad years as a as a son angrily chicken of Modesto could. But your mom. You never wanna pitch your mom fucking. But in baby boy was like Jodi could hear it. That's got to hurt. I don't care. I don't care what kind of movie doing. That's gotta hurt. Beer, but it's just been it's been crazies fifty one years old. I definitely gone too soon. And honestly, he was one of those guys. I was I was hoping to work with one day open because every time I see him in public. It was always cordial. Nice. You know, we talked a little bit never about working together. But just you casual conversation. So yeah, just seeing all the the people that you didn't realize the John singleton put on the map. I mean Theresa's an actor Terachi Hinson as an actress ice cube. Just I mean, it looks good Morris chestnut. Nobody who Moore's chest that wasn't for boys in the hood. Nobody. Just hearing their stories of how they got the parts that that's always to me is the most interesting part. It's not the movie it's to me being in this business. It's how you got the movie. How did they get the part to me that that's the interesting thing to me? I wish that I would do a show where they just that's all they talked about was how you got this part. Not because it's weird. Like when you do a movie once you get a movie, you're not excited when you're on onset. You're not even really excited when the movie comes out because you're so far removed from it the excitement comes when you get that call from your agent or your manager saying you got the part. That's when you that's when you get excited. That's the the Regina king. I'm sorry. I'm gonna I'm reading these Regina king. Also, God dang. I mean, John was really responsible for quite a few a list black actors and actresses. What you get excited when you get the call that you got the part. So to hear these stories from eighty Johnson tire Easson to Raji, Amer Gina. I can't believe I forgot her my fault of how John saw something in them that they didn't see for themselves before anybody like Toronto on her post, which was so heartfelt. It was it was heartbreaking to Rajya talked about how he said, it's your is through Ozzy. It's all in your eyes. And I guess John used to call Toronto Lucille like Lucille ball. So we all know to Raji as as the serious actress but being around her with the like a man's. I mean. She's going to people you ever wanted me. Crazy as all hell craziest shit in a good way. Crazies, I'll shit, but I I should say crazy passionate tragedies is passionate about things whether it's her lipstick whether it's bathing suit, whether it's what she's having for lunch. She just passionate. And for me. You're always good in my book. If you laugh in Toronto, the laugh, and she always laughs at all my jokes. So to be she's always good in my book. So yeah, I I wish we wasn't talking about this on on my pocket today. But that is the news of the day for for this week. God I mean, it's been a rough couple couple of weeks. I mean with with nifty hustle passing away. And now, John singleton. It's it's been a rough one as far as black Hollywood goes. So the other thing I want to get on. Is I had an interesting week outside of all this stuff. Was I sent a tweet out. The got a lot of a lot of heat from Twitter..
"john singleton" Discussed on #GetSome with Gary Owen
"When we went over that. But it never it never contorted to our body. We're just a hard as bed. So we returned it and got a new fluffy. Nice mattress. So. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So let me let me go over my schedule June eighth. I'm filming my next Showtime special. It's called. I don't know what I'm gonna call you. It's either going to be called white crack bread or doing what I do. I'll ask you guys. What should I if you see me live than you probably know what I'm talking about those jokes? What should I call my Showtime special doing what I do or white crack bread which one? Yeah. I'll let you guys decide. Let me see Dallas, Texas. I'm coming may thirtieth thirty first days are may. I'm not sure it'll June third basically that last weekend it may first week in June. I'm at the Addison improv and then June thirteen to the sixteenth. I'm in Washington DC at the improv next week may nine to the twelfth. I'm in Virginia Beach, and the funny bone Virginia Beach, then we care for that. I'm in Saint Louis at the helium comedy club in Saint Louis. Like, I said any any time you want to know what my schedule is just go to Gary Owen dot com. Looks like doing what I do is the that that seems to be the what you guys want to me to call my special. So I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna do that. And I'll I'll go from there had interesting morning. I'm gonna get into my stuff in a minute. But instrument my daughter got in a car wreck this morning, she's fine. She's healthy. But this is this is where you got to not rush to judgment before, you know, the whole story because I'm at the barbershop, but give him a haircut fresh as you can see and my daughter calls and goes dead. I just got in a wreck she goes. But I'm okay. And then I was like swan about the pool. I just put it in the barshop like I was getting out of my car. I'm about to get my car to go get her as he has mom's here, and I'm assuming it's her fault. She sixteen teenager. I am been Iraq knock on wood. Ever neither as my wife, and she just now gets her license like three months ago, and she's in a wreck. So I'm thinking, it's her fault. Now, it wasn't her fault. We we live in a new neighborhood there. It's a gated community in their building. All these homes all around our house. So there's construction workers and construction, trucks and dirt trucks. It's just a lot going on. And one of the guys didn't see her any backed up when I'm big dirt trucks into her car. Bam. So she's okay. Everybody's okay. But it wasn't her fault. I was like, wow. Glad interested judgment. Because in my brain. I was like yes, she did that she got in that Rick. But I will save my daughter. She's a responsible driver. So I take it back. But yeah as little Fender bender today. And I guess the the the big news of the week was John singleton passing away his family's taking. Him off life support. And it just got me thinking like I've run into John probably twenty times in my life. Good guy. Nice guy. We talked a few times never got the opportunity to work with them. But once it's weird when when someone passes away, that's when you start to think about all their accomplishments and life in what they've done, you just it's like, it's a time to reflect love you'll say, we gotta give people love why they're here. And we I think a lot of times you do give people love whether here, but well, somebody passes away. That's when you start to reevaluate somebody's life. And I was thinking the the movies that made the biggest impact on me as far as John singleton was obviously.
John Singleton's being mourned by other celebs
"Filmmaker John singleton's being mourned by his peers in Hollywood as AP entertainment editor Oscar wells Gabriel reports there's been an outpouring of tributes following singleton's death from stroke ice cube was cast by John singleton footballs in the hood in a statement, he thinks singleton for believing in him when he was unsure of himself, Janet Jackson. Thanks singleton forecasting her in her first movie, then helping her get her first Oscar nomination Jackson was paired with to show core. And poetic Justice, Spike Lee says he'll remember singleton for his love of cinema and his love for telling stories about black
"john singleton" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Screenwriter Jordan Peele called him, quote, a brave artists and a true inspiration. His vision change. Everything critically acclaimed director Eva do Varnay wrote. He was a giant among us his films broke ground his films mattered. He will be missed singleton was respected by his peers for his work and for his character director John carpenter of Halloween fame. Wait in writing John singleton was a talented director and a kind man you can hear us good spirit in this interview from two thousand sixteen from the television academy foundation. Here's John singleton in his own words. My treatment is a venomous business for over twenty six years. And I haven't lost my soul. A whole lot of people that are very successful that they don't even know which was up anymore. Right. And I feel like really cool that a bit. Had my highs and my lows and stuff, and I'd like I mean, I'm happy like, I don't have anything like Pam should have done this or having that bio, you know, what I mean like, you know, like, I can't believe that excessive people angry. I mean like this because probably they may sacrifice that they didn't know that they were gonna make to be successful way. I have just pretty much been up. I've been I the first black found breath because spike did so much opening doors and approximately people and when I came along everybody before turning to me look next me like so came in my first movie in Pat. So I was like I'm gonna I'm gonna do what I wanna do. I got just do. I wanna do. Right. And I had fun at a time. Now, if you've ever read a book by this next guest chances are you've marked it up in the margins underlying choice passages and dogeared pages and the monitor writer of fiction nonfiction. She's also a progressive political activists advocate, and she teaches writing perhaps her best known book bird by bird, an instructional guide to writing from the humorous and offbeat perspective on life, and creativity. I talked an recently about her new book almost everything notes on hope. We also talked about how or whether her outlook on writing and thoughts on hope of change since meeting. Neil who at the time of that conversation was her fiance. But as it was weekend. He's her husband. You may have seen the big spread on the two of them in the Sunday Times with the headline the writer, and the gets to the happily ever after part her work almost everything notes on hope was written in the wake of the two thousand sixteen presidential election when she and many of her friends and family were searching for hope and understanding, and that's where we began our conversation. Everybody ran into for year after the election, and and sometimes I travel around the country talks on writing or faith or anything and everybody just felt despair and doom did frantic. And so I would always give my little spiel. And I would feel that way. Too course me every few hours. There's something new just feel completely hopeless about. And then I realized I do have hope there's a lot of reasons for hope, and I wanted to write a book with every single thing I knew and it for my grandson who signed my niece who's fourteen fifteen because the world they're so little truth in the popular culture in. I wanted them to be able to turn to a page and feel hope again when they're really bombed. Well, it's sort of interesting nine year olds because they can they can lay some truth on you. And you have annual I have a ten year old. They'll lay some truth on you. What if something that they they taught you that the kids? Oh, they've taught me everything that we live with the grandson halftime. And he he he's Brown, and he was scared to death during the election that he and I would be separated he and I realized that every single Brown child in the country just terrorized, and he's just he just makes me lot. You remember at nine they become kind of cool there there really was like nana's boy before now now say, oh, Honey, we put a sweatshirt on. Cold and house. Yeah, I'm good. And I don't do you want some breakfast more. I'm good. So I'm realizing that he's gotten cool in kind of leaving me in the dust in about a year. He's gonna want me to drop him off a block away from school that happened already. In the book, but we'll start with hope because that's that's on the cover as part of the title you open with all truth is paradox. But then you go on to say that paradox can be an invitation of sorts what kind of tation, can it be well actually opened with the line that I'm stockpiling antibiotics talk lips. But even as you're waiting for the paper whites to bloom in the kitchen, so that I mean, that's paradoxes that we feel such hopeless in fear, especially after the UN climate change report came out, and what are little ones can inherit, you know, in ten years, they said twenty, but it could be twelve and it turns out it really everything is paradox. That if you think one thing is true. I mean, we all think that we're right because if we weren't we'd have other ideas and opinions, and then those would be right. But so I just wanted to make a case where if things same really truly awful that's the point at which. Our new life began, historically, I'm sober alcoholism. And I really need to hit a horrible bottom thirty two years ago before I had enough pain to consider making a change. And I think the country's hitting a huge bottom right now. So worse it's ever been. And I think Kevin always the bottom. And I think it'll be a portal into something infinitely better. How do you stay informed because we wanna stay informed and know as much truth as we can get our hands on right with out spiraling down into that dark place without spiraling into that. It's just not gonna get better at heard that so many people, I know well, but it's been this awful. It's been almost this awful before I wrote a book on faith turning bush-cheney called plan b and it was the same feeling of just that it was a fever dream. You know, that we were going to war on based on made up evidence, quote unquote in that it wasn't. Pain and that we had these two I mean Cheney can't even leave the country. I don't think he's a war criminal. I mean that nicely. But I mean, this I wrote a book of how do you say hopeful when you have Dick Cheney in the office of the presidency, and you do left foot right foot left foot breeze, and and you registered voters. You take care of the poor a new stay very present for your children's us because it goes so quickly. You don't wanna miss it being in a horrible freaked out mood and also you need to look for those little pieces of joy in places that you might ignore. Because you're so in your despair, I would love if you could read from this chapter on page sixty one where you start even when life sorts itself. Okay. On sixty one even. Even when life sorts itself out and starts to work, and we revel in what is working to cause MC banana peel awaits without this reality. There would be no great, art or comedy. So we savor what works when things are sort of harmonious. You almost have your toll on the way to the shed. But you didn't know sin Mandela got out of prison. The mole is just an inflamed Curatolo cicis your child finally checked in the sun and eleven to flay both rose. These are fleeting lovely satisfactions. Granted these moments are not exactly the music of this fierce. But if there is enough money this month to buy new tires for the car, and if no country blew up any other country while you slept in the food actually tastes pretty good and his not dirty dibs. This gives me a baseline hope. Is it? Hard to stay at the baseline. Hope. How do you counsel people to stay at the baseline? Hope. Why don't think you stay anywhere? I mean, the only only only a- realities change, which I hate and don't agree to and I would like everything to be the same every day. And I hate for everybody to be getting older. I thought my grandson. I said I thought he was four and he said why live here? How did you come forward? And I sit in I think I'm forty seven. But I would like every I'd like to freeze him in like, I I don't mind getting older at all. But for me, there's no baseline. It's just a continuum. You know, it's like a movie strip where you you come up for air. And and you notice everything around you, and that is beautiful and the people on the street or being kind which other eccentric can make you laugh, and then you pass by TV where you see the latest atrocity or sanity that there. There can erase being transgendered. They're gonna make that no longer be a reality. And you at some point you just it's just so stunning that all you can do is laugh in March. I'm a big marcher. I believe in putting your feet to prayers, and what Molly ivins said, you know, the take the streets and bang on pans love, Molly ivins, mister, we're speaking with an Lamont almost everything notes on hope is the name of her new book and a chapter called humans one on one. You write that we're all screwed up and clinging and scared and scarred all of it. So how is this thing we call life? How do you work through when you're if we're all screwed up scared? What are some of your basic pieces of advice? Well, people that aren't kind of a mess. Not that interesting to sit next to for one thing. So I wanted for my niece, especially his fifteen and too tall. And whose feet are too big. And it's all a nightmare. I wanna hear you know, that everybody on the inside feels that same sort of sense of being defective. And annoying and that it's a fool's game to compare your insights to other people's outsides if they ever let you get to know don't you'll end up knowing that they're scared all the time or that they're flat. And they're not able to really have a sense of Italic in the world that there's something that is very grievious about their lives. It's just the human condition. So I really that was something I really wanted to write for the kids because I grew up thinking that beautiful people are people with money families that went on ski vacations, we're all happy, and it was like a TV commercial, and it turned out those families lost kids to drugs or suicide. The parents hated each other or the father was having the mother was having affairs and someone in the family drank, but your inside your especially as a teenager because all teenagers are misshapen and grotesque to themselves. You think people that look okay are doing okay? And I want to say we're all in the same boat. Find people who are. Aligned and tenderhearted in front talk to it must be incredibly difficult. I would think for fifteen year old these days with the land of Instagram. Yeah. With the filtered world everything's been a filter and made to look perfect. Right. And they huge feet. I mean, right. I mean, all you can change this your in. It's all an inside job. All you can do is to work on that thing in yourself that is mean to yourself because you're seeing through the eyes of the culture that you are too tall your feet or too big all girls featured eventually be seven and a half or eight her survey eleven already known fabulous. But she doesn't know it. And you tend to not know it till later. So I wanted her to know that the eyes of the culture the really bad pair of glasses. Take him off. You know, take them off and put on the glasses of the people that think, you're fabulous. And they're your friends, you can either believe your mind about yourself. You can believe what other people think about you it just that. There's no one they'd rather be with so. I wanted that was really specifically for the young ones. Yeah. I used to tell my youngest niece if she was one of speaking poorly about would you let your friend would you wanna talk to your friend like that?.
John Singleton, Director And Janet Jackson discussed on Lori and Julia
"You know, yesterday, we knew that John singleton family was taking him off of life support. And of course, he is the director filmmaker first movie kind of his like a Cinderella story with his first success in Hollywood. And we'll let I think this use the today show audio really doesn't. His life all of those rare films both reflected and defined the times nineteen Ninety-one boys in the hood about three teenagers growing up during the drug and gang violence in south central LA, the movie critical and commercial hit giving a twenty minute standing ovation at the canned film festival. It's director John singleton who twenty four became the youngest and the first African American to be Oscar nominated for best director and best original screenplay. I think that I came along at the right time and moment in history. Singleton died Monday at fifty one his family taking him off life support. After suffering a stroke earlier this month this morning tributes pouring in for the groundbreaking director producer and screenwriter actor Samuel Jackson tweeting overnight he believes the trail for many young filmmakers rest in peace. Brother, gone way too soon. Janet Jackson posting you gave. Me my first movie role, my first Oscar nomination and so much more. I will miss you. John. Oh, and she was she was so great. That was I don't know if you ever saw that you might have your first baby Justice. Yeah. It was a good movie. And like here's a lot of like so boys in the hood. Not only had basically gave Cuba Gooding junior junior ice cube put them on the map. But Angela Bassett was in that movie. Lawrence Fishman Morris, chestnut, Regina king NIA long. And he. It was such a huge huge success because he wrote the screenplay and directed it. And he was so young. And right. You know, I think Spike Lee might have been like one of his instructors at UC at film school like that he took a that's how those two cross pair. But he he has production company new deal entertainment became the training ground, basically for young black executives and an obligatory. Stop for black music stars who wanted to have an acting career. So. That's how is cube ended up there right pack, and you know, I just didn't I didn't know really that much about him to be honest. This morning to access Hollywood and one of the young men on their talked about that got Evans. Yes. Got it. He just talked about how he remembers how impactful it was the first time. He's not boys in the hood hearing, people seem both spilling. They spoke in the neighborhood and black community. Yeah. And he had black storytelling that had never been told her before cinema, Shannon late and black narratives in the nineties, and they just needed that pioneering voice because it wasn't inclusive at all, and and just everything that he did and how well loved he was by everyone, and how family oriented, and I mean, he MARTINI and a green light for three movies in five years by the age of twenty six at Columbia, which at the time the studio chief was stewed by the name of Frank price who is a political conservative, but he believes strongly in John singleton's talent and family oriented social messaging was behind him. And then down way down the road in two thousand and five for the movie, hustle and flow. John singleton was the reason why that movie got made. And of course, you know. That's how tries you Henson was first you nominated, but you know, it took a long time even after that for her to be recognized all of that. But anyway and boys in the hood was registered with the national film registry. In two thousand and two as a significant piece of art and. He was directing all kinds of TV shows. Billions more if you want. Okay, let's go that role in nineteen ninety three's. Poetic Justice, a film that also helped introduce young to puncture core to a mainstream audience in all singleton directed more than ten films from groundbreaking films like higher learning to blockbusters like the two thousand remake of shaft and too fast. Too furious. Single talking about his career here on today back in nineteen Ninety-three. My goals are just to make phones that have a lot of heart and that ordinary people can identify with more recently singled him focused on television directing of shows including impact and billions he co created the FX series snowfall a look at the crack cocaine epidemic of the nineteen eighties in Los Angeles. His family releasing a statement on Monday honoring the director saying impart John passed away peacefully surrounded by. His family and friends. We again want to all of John's fans, friends and colleagues for all the love and support. And today, they also released a statement urging black men to get their blood pressure
"john singleton" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Crazy about the Beadle list actors or older singers or something, and you don't know who they are. And they sing each other guess with by their voice and stuff like that. Tony was alien. So she came out of no costume near. And he still knows you the end up BBB. Retired to my home planet Jackson. Book rogers. That's right. This was from bloat bug. Rogers wasn't in beating me about meeting. We all know we oh man we owed. And we oh my God. You hear that? This is ready. Hey people. We got some just quick foolishness beyond the day. We gave so much respect to John singleton that you know, we don't we're not gonna ways to hold on time with all on this. But the foolishness is there, you know, we got I told you we would have if for dessert. Let me see what we got here. Oh, Sweden foolish. We might even have we might even you know, what we might even this week might have even put an extra hint of Shukan. Okay. I Scoop scoop of of ice. ice cream. Do you wanna Alamo and say we end up? So you ready for the foolishness? Let's do it to these stupid stores..
"john singleton" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Bueller sixteen candles. I didn't know that. Yeah. No, no. He worked. He was working on it in crafting at crafting crafting, it, you know, what I mean? But I didn't realize that he he was very selective about who. He let read it. Yeah. Yeah. After that happened. He was a, you know, he was gone on sets spill Spielberg's. Everybody wants to kinda help this kid that era of early directors where you have people coming in like Kevin Smith, and and Robert Rodriguez, you know, people like that these young directors make an impact on film at the time. At the time. He was like the next Spike Lee at that point. Right. Yeah. He was he was that's what I was trying to tout him. Yeah. He was the next Spike Lee, and he was his generation of young filmmakers that because a lot of people don't remember that they would make a big deal out of it. Like a almost like France full Copeland. Never directed. The godfather what he was like twenty four twenty twenty three or something like that. He didn't incredible thing. But in the ninety s it was a crop of guys and they were held his almost geniuses because they were so young and making these these independent independent in independent spirit at films. The only thing that will that went on with went on with John singleton that I could say with this film that might have had some even a slight drawback is that. Now, everybody everybody told him how much he had to say. And it's almost like he wanted. Now, he he he felt like he was the guy. He was the message, dude. Yeah, guy, you know, everything I say got a me something. That's what they put on Jordan Pugh right now, everything he does has to have. Yeah, they they, you know, when John singled came at the time, it was just he was like, I'm the Moses the black people to say everything he did have to have a have to have some sort of message. And I think he tried that to heart man, he has not had a success as far as directing a film goes like he did with boys in the hood. But it was always. But it was always ambitious, man. He's always doing something different with it like with the poetic Justice in all he the casting itself was interesting, Janet Jackson and. And in two pock man to puncture core, you know, being and he was trying to do something where he was still trying to movie a, you know, about about life in the hood. But he really was trying to do some little different where it was a love story. It's like, you know, still a hood movie. But I'm gonna try to tell love story in Janet Jackson was actually, you know, he wants wasn't. She wasn't a rap anything. She was a poet. So you know, he was he was always trying to do something. But again, the movie was trying to do a lot of things too many messages. He really fell victim to that. With with things like higher learning. I was in that again, Omar young EPs that movie, right? There was was trying to do way too much. That's when he was trying way to hard. I believe myself to live up to what Hollywood wanted John singleton to be. He was tackling college education racism on white within white fraternities on campuses interracial relationships of revisionist history and people I got negro pick one. I'm gonna do it. All. Yeah. This show on Netflix show just needs to be. Yeah. You need to seizes of this. Right. You know, I think that he kind of once he got some because these movies, they weren't the big John singleton films. That would actually come out and be a masterpiece every time when he will release something these movies were not reviewed very well. They know nothing terrible. But always mediocre at best. I enjoyed hiring. I liked it. But I did see where he stopped a lot of the movie he tried to stop the movie in that clip. We just saw on boys in the hood. You know, a lot a lot of scenes in hiring. When he tried to stop the movie to to convey, again, a message, and again, it seem shoehorned in too forced..
"john singleton" Discussed on Z104
"On this coming up next in today's Z, John singleton in also the cameo in game of thrones. That I bet you didn't notice. Gif? Even. Done. Here. The.
John Singleton, Director And Jordan Peele discussed on Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller
"Cancer. As the adventures dominate the box office, one of the film's most influential directors passes away. Many big names speaking out remembering Oscar nominated director John singleton who died Monday, Regina king. Posting a picture of the two of them together and calling singleton one of the greatest ever make movies Samuel. L? Jackson writes on Twitter that singleton blazed a trail for many on filmmakers, one of those filmmakers, Jordan Peele, who writes that singleton was brave artists. And it true inspiration. The boys in the hood director suffered a stroke a little over a week ago. Johnson was
"john singleton" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"And this man who served in World War Two in a segregated army. This man who wrote on segregated trains as a student who said he was reminded of his own blackness each and every day, he was so proud of the fact that he never held anyone in contempt of court in his courtroom because of his lifelong vow to show kindness. Always and fairness and stay positive. Federal judge Damon Keith was ninety six and then just today, we learned of the death of John singleton in his time and in his own way. He shed more light on inner city life than a dozen federal judges could his breakthrough film boys in the hood showed us south central the part of LA that so far below the Hollywood sign it was invisible to every other director before him. He was nominated for an Oscar for best director first African American ever in that category. And by the way, he was twenty four at the time. Not even a year out of USC film school that started a life in directing for film and TV the body of work. He now leaves behind John singleton died of complications following a stroke. He was just fifty one years old. And that is our broadcast on this Monday night as we start a new week. Thank you so much for being here with us and good night from NBC news headquarters here in New York. New meet the press the Chuck Todd cast, it's an insider's take on politics, the twenty twenty election in more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things we usually discuss off camera. Listen for free wherever you get your podcast..
John Singleton, 'Boyz n the Hood' director, is dead at 51
"In the hood director John singleton died Monday at the age of fifty one due to complications from a stroke. He suffered almost two weeks ago at age twenty four he became the youngest first black filmmaker to win an Oscar nomination for best director and best original screenplay. This is USA radio news
John Singleton, Director And Cedars Sinai Hospital discussed on Tom Sullivan
"News for you. The director John singleton boys in the hood. He had a stroke last week. They have taken him off life support few hours ago, and they just put out a family just said that he passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends, so John singleton passed away cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. At the age of fifty one. So it's talking about the family made the agonizing decision to remove singleton from life support. So I he was a groundbreaking director. The way the story goes changed the game open doors in Hollywood world that was just a few miles away at world away from the neighborhood where he grew up. Yet a stroke on April seventeenth. So he is. One of the youngest directors also to to win the academy for boys for for any movie. So boys director John singleton dead at the
John Singleton, Los Angelesjohn Singleton discussed on The Frame
"The filmmaker John singleton died today at the age of fifty one. He suffered a stroke on April seventeenth and today. He was taken off life support singleton burst on the scene in nineteen Ninety-one with boys in the hood, one of the first films to capture the reality of young men living in south Los Angeles at that time. We always trying to find some excuse to shoot some five. What to give shuttle turn? Shown a horn. The shed you'd be doing it to one of the film's co-stars was ice cube who'd been a member of the group NWEA between NWEA's album straight outta Compton and singleton's film with its rap. Heavy soundtrack, hip, hop culture. Became firmly established in American culture, the movie was released by Sony Pictures and grossed nearly sixty million dollars at the time. A stunning return for a film made by and starring African Americans singleton was the first African American to receive in Academy Award nomination for directing and at the age of twenty four the youngest to be nominated for original screenplay singleton went on to work on a variety of projects in film and television, including as executive producer of the 2017 documentary LA burning the riots twenty-five years later, joining me to talk about John singleton is Franklin Leonard. He's the founder of the blacklist. It's an annual compilation of the top screenplays that are not yet produced Franklin. Thank. For hopping on the phone. We're Shirley joining you under some circumstances. But I guess we should start by singleton only directed boys in the hood. He also wrote it screenplay, and there's a story that he was offered a lot of money to have someone else directed. What was the story? You know? I obviously have no direct knowledge of it. I was thirteen when the movie came out. But what I've read as recently as today that he was and he said that he was not gonna have somewhat from and I quote, Idaho or Encino, directing the story of these young black men in south LA, and what I was twenty two at the time when he made that decision. I think it speaks to the thing that for me defined John which was sort of unwillingness to see anybody tell the stories, but the people who knew from whence, they came, and I think that that was a relatively new phenomenon in this business along with Spike Lee who had done she's gotta have it. Just a few years prior. And I think it defined his career. It was one of the many reasons why I admired him, it's frankly, a bit confusing that he's gone what stands out for you about the writing in that script. What was he able to do that was so authentic? I just think that it was offensive, and it felt like these were people that I knew or that I could have known, and they were three dimensional and complicated and had wants and needs. And, you know, at the time that was not something that was terribly present in the film, or or film culture of this industry. And I think that it was the beginning of that becoming more common. And I think that it's it's staggering to think that the person who was a part of that beginning was only fifty one years old in two thousand nineteen and is now no longer with us at the time that boys in the hood came out in Hollywood there were. Hardly, any black directors working, and certainly even fewer who other chance to make studio films. Do you think his success with that movie created an opportunity for other filmmakers who followed? Even if it still taking a long time for a lot of people writing checks to get on board, undeniably, I think that his he had open doors because it meant that that's excess was possible. But I think even more than that she represented for those of us who, you know, even considered a career in this business that it was possible. And that you could do it in an uncompromising way without sacrificing who you are and the stories that you wanted to tell I, you know, I'd be hard pressed to think of a single black filmmaker working in Hollywood today for whom boys didn't have a profound impact in terms of what was possible. And I think he and spike and and a few others where the harbingers at the beginning of a move. In that direction. And and I know I personally will forever be grateful. The other thing that I think is notable that John singleton worked with a lot of musicians, including ice cube and two bucks a couture, particularly in boys in the hood. He curated a soundtrack that really reflected. The sounds of Los Angeles at the time. What do you think about his collaboration with musicians and how he incorporated their stories and their lyrics into the movies? He was making. Speaks to again, the authenticity of the stories that he was telling those cultural environments don't exist without the music, but also defines them, and I think that he was bringing, you know, the music of the culture into the film culture into the broader culture, you know, I think that it raise the awareness of artists, and it raised the awareness of of that culture to a broader world that has since embraced it. But you know, he was early in that regard. You mentioned you were thirteen when boys in the hood came out. Do you remember watching it for the first time, and what it felt like to see it? I do. I mean, I was living in west central Georgia. But it definitely it felt real in a way that other movies that were telling different stories felt and it felt good to see a film that had people that look like me and my family, you know, forty feet high and theater just wasn't. Something that you could do walk into a movie theater and see a story like that. And I think that it continued whether it was politic Justice or higher learning or or rosewood telling the stories of African American history that had never been told on screen before he was doing something that no one else was doing at the time that he was doing it. And it's I don't know. Like, I said, it it is profoundly confusing that he is no longer here. And at fifty one I'm frankly morning the things that we will never get from him. A consequence
Director John Singleton in a coma after 'major stroke'
"John singleton had a stroke, and it is way more serious in his family. I revealed he is, of course, director from boys in the hood and a bunch of other films. I think that's his most famous film. Fifty one years old. He it was a major stroke, and he isn't a coma. The families in the process of establishing a conservative ship for him. Heartbreaking. Yes. So apparently, he went to Costa Rica. And when he was there, he experienced some problems with his legs, and he checked himself into cedars Sinai Medical Center in L A, and when he was in his hospital room, he had a stroke there. So that is the one positive thing about this is that he wasn't just in Costa Rica because that was the first reports then they learned more that he wasn't feeling well after his trip. Oh, no. Yeah. They're saying that the stroke was mild. But now they're revealing it was a major stroke. Probably so terrible to go through all this stuff with your family anyway. And then knowing that your your family member is a public figure and people people keep calling in, you know, asking questions. So his mother spoken out about that how dawn his age. Again. I forgot how old fifty one. Wow. Goodness. Gosh, we just lost Luke Perry to a stroke. It's just really at least if there's anything from this. It's really shining some light on strokes and being aware of strokes. And and you know, I went through some material after the Luke Perry thing just reading more about strokes and just how it can affect anybody at any time and what to do. So. Yup. Just so scary. So
Director John Singleton in a coma after 'major stroke'
"Boys in the hood director. John singleton is in a coma. The fifty one year olds condition was revealed in a court filing in Los Angeles, eight days after singleton suffered a major stroke. His mother Sheila ward filed the papers requesting she be appointed his temporary conservator to make medical and financial decisions for him. Well, he is incapacitated. The family of the director revealed he suffered a mild stroke on April. Seventeenth single team was nominated for an Oscar nineteen Ninety-one for boys in the hood, his other films, include hustle and flow and poetic Justice. He's currently executive producing the series
Astros cut Jon Singleton
"Headlines because it's he's not a headline worthy guy but this guy's stories just very interesting he was all group in long beach number a first round draft choice by the fills in two thousand nine then he gets traded to houston in one hundred pence trade that brought pants to philly in twenty eleven and then the astros while he had before he had played one game in the made in the major leagues bought out his arbitration years and offered him a big time contract with ten million dollars guaranteed it was like a five year thirty five million dollar deal fitted it could have been worth five years and thirty five million but he what he got guaranteed was ten million anyway they cut him yesterday he's now twenty six he didn't make it and he's also had injury he's at injury problems he also had one hundred game you know he's had three positive drug tests so that's obviously contributed to the whole deal but i'm just kinda wondering a lot of people were critical at the time of him taking that money because it was he left money on the table but now you gotta say that either he was right he it's like it's like the antigambling on yourself i bet on himself to fail what did you think of it at the time and and and did do you know if that was like something that was kind of prevalent other players were offered that and just turned it down
"john singleton" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump
"Is there a problem yeah problem is you know what it is you're someone it's like the problems like you don't know what the problem is like i'll just like damn it was like so poignant so many great lines of this movie i think lawrence i character and i'm gonna say it is i think he was a head of his time because i think my watching him absolutely i'm like every not every but you are black man aspire to be today super bowl educating us anywhere back in the day but like there's this era of woke miss that is happening between like black people in like you know like the code allows we support now are like very own very pro black and he was all he this debt is all about that and i'm like dude you you're ahead of the curve right you know and the and the other thing i'll say is yes absolutely and i love love love john singleton gave angela bassett imo this moment where they were in the restaurant and she and they're talking and then he gets upset said his stands up and she like sits your town yeah she's like i'm dying through through you want me to make seen this whole restaurant sit down and she sits down and then she's like i know you you like you're good you're a good father you love your son ut you're teaching him and i know you're doing what most of these other out here on doing.
Jordan Peele makes history as first black writer to win best original screenplay Oscar
"Powerful sound of new voices of different voices of our voices joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying times up that course supporting women continued when frances mcdormand won best actress for her portrayal as a grieving mother in three billboards outside ebbing missouri if i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight the actor if you do it everybody else will come on the filmmaker but elector mccotter for she left the stage with two words inclusion rider in the press room dormant explain what that means there has always been available to all uh everybody that get that doesn't go she eishin on a film and inclusion writer which means that you can ask for it and or demand at least fifty percent diversity in that not only the casting but also the crew and so the fact that we that i just learned that after thirty five years of being in the film business it's not we're not going back so the whole idea of women trending now no trending african americans trend dane now new trending it changes now it was in a store when for jordan peel the first african american to win best original screenplay he wrote and directed the comedy horror film get out on he dedicated as oscar to all those who allowed him to raises voices of filmmaker back stage he talked about this moment for black filmmakers roma god it's it's a renaissance i almost never became a director because there is such a shortage of role models we have spike we are john singleton we had the people's is we had the hands brothers but they felt like the exception to the rule i'm i'm so proud to be a part of a time the beginning of of a movement where i feel like the best films in every genre are are are being brought to to to me by my fellow black directors the oscars ceremony also honored its members from many cultures from immigrants who won awards such as best actor gary oldman from england to those who presented the awards loop in yanga from kenyan mexico and khamelnov and johnny from pakistan and the show's politics included just about every other movement a performance of a song from the nominated film marshall featured political activist toronto burt from the mi2 movement and he nodded farmworkers founder dolores huerta and others from planned parenthood too standing rock they stood in the spotlight on stage as common route four loss of life.
"john singleton" Discussed on WTMA
"Amazing stuff and i love the jesse jackson's jesse jackson this now here's another one i'll just bet your money that growth cnn and msnbc or not certainly msnbc not talking about it reverend jesse jackson comma film director john singleton accused of sexual harassment a journalist claims that the reverend jesse jackson and film director john singleton made inappropriate comments and advances toward her while she was doing her job what was your job i mean that could be an important detail in all of this danielle young a writer for the root said that while she was working for a media company jackson delivered a keynote speech at the end of a meeting after discussing the responsibilities of black journalists in his speech according to young she and her colleagues lined up to have their picture taken with the reverend jesse jackson i walked toward jackson smiling and he smiled back at me young wrote his eyes scanned my entire body all of a sudden i felt naked and my sweater and jeans really 'cause he looked m p a little sensitive i think as i walked within arm's reach of him jackson reached out his hand and grabbed my fi saying i like all of that right here and gave my thought i a tight squeeze the reporter said she was too shocked to react and giggled uncomfortable as he quote pulled me closer and quote while her coworker took photos of them so it's like the al franken thing that regret photos doesn't matter them hell franken's find by the way that's all blown over his okay she described herself as feeling deflated after she was finally able to pull away from the man she won said mired who marched alongside the reverend martin luther king junior young noted that she reach out to a woman there at that day and her previous job who were remembers the situation the same way now and it goes on from there and then they get to the john singleton thing more recently the same reporter young attended the american black film festival you know that's funny i was just at the american white film festival the other day and at the american white film festival there is no american white film festival to interview john singleton famous a film director and academy awardnominated director and the.
"john singleton" Discussed on The Basketball Analogy
"Ooh uh it is i think the executive producer is john singleton so yeah and he did some other famous for her i can't keep up with all that stuff uh what we're definitely watching it i'm still trying to figure it out there's like three stories that are interconnected i bank i'm not quite the area well we're already watch out three episodes though boy on the hood john wasn't who's the only when he did a trail okay what's up book where are you and your game of thrones ma trays been spending those binge watching game of thrones from season one two where are you now so i took a break in gaza me obviously i travel and put up a must start up uh season to today after i watched a like the first or second episode of ozark in phnom snowfall and in ominous kenge through he added to the throne contend fees anther seven seven academia season a day if i don't have anything going really did so i've been season wind and not like live tweeted it and in everyone told me to periscope episode nine and did the episode non reaction was so classic all i just didn't i didn't expect that at all so the head overnight was that was brutal was four thousand it was four thousand viewers so um we're going to hashtag dim thrones and keep it going okay how did you like the episode that the recent one it's pretty good right and he's a great show on it is it's gonna be interesting to see how that all turned out with john now meeting track and cueva it's moving as well it is.
"john singleton" Discussed on Drink Champs
"Where will we be now if you do play our man it was likely now i think he was robbed of oscar nomination i think he should house it is one of those timeless performaces that they're just exists so we'll be honest with you when i look at like if i want to describe their west coast how i visualise the west coast i would star boys i was start your work around the i actually go i ended colors in paris the when i was a school will film scott ours is because i don't know but it wasn't real was derivative was as it wasn't done bob bob by black people it was it was it was there it was nothing about that that was really truly whatever like people are more caricatures caricature real so you know so now i to get to the million dollar question why is it john singleton directed this to pa planning guy at villa jurgen shock because we be what the royal i'm gonna take one would you i'm not a little busy myself on this going to bring up the we we fashions and and everything is the because this documentary that you guys are france is like nobody can dispute that were decided the people that got the rise to do the movie they had different ideas on how to do the movie than i did and then as you're part of it at some point in the beginning is there has it came it through and everything but let him make their move in let's see let's see what suckers you personally involved so the the whole mess up your creative process like no not up because on personally about emmys i'm more focused the warlike.
"john singleton" Discussed on Drink Champs
"Right now we have the legendary a guy i feel like cinema to be handed to him like period like when it comes to sending my he has to be the executive producer of the word of the war when you look up cinema gotta be years face gotta be right did he's made legendary move weeks he's got to work with the legends of the alleged may lead see made a lead as quoted when they i would especially hip bob when it comes to hit bobby he was the up the awful it he invented this created unwanted take brown orders and i'm gonna make them he saw as i'm a he gives the jobs right now we got the legendary john singleton now why did you get the low for developing cinema period how does how did that even come to you grow up next to a drivein theatre um i look i'm a window us to see light fool movies horror movies michael myers and stuff in glass partition movies saupan various cities like are you sampans great teddy's is what made know were made me do that that's what happened is to restore american without let everybody knows baby boy was supposed to be a role for two zero s how how difficult was there saying that you know what i have originally from our friend because you guys was friends and he he's not here how difficult was that depict the actor that tirees actor i put it up on the show for years after cause lasting last conversation iowa park was at the crucial mall whose doing this video of the live and die in la and um as i got the movie that's going to get you and ask you know that was it that was in a couple of weeks later he wasn't with us anymore so i didn't i wasn't added plan on doing in the movie at all all in um it just an unknown retiree since he was sixteen years old and had dished this movie shaft he was boasted supposed to be in the movie but he was too busy been mtv vj and then i said okay i got this movie i won't pull up shop i i i you know just like people how often in files.