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Summer Movie Preview
"The movies of summer twenty nineteen. What is out there? What's going to happen? And I've got to start by saying you think maybe that summer begins on your calendar near the end of June. But not in Hollywood everything in Hollywood begins early because summer is when they make all the money that they can make all year. So officially April twenty six it's the beginning of summer because the movie that opens on that day is called a ventures endgame. This is three hours long. Nobody's gonna care. I predict that not only will this be the biggest box office hit of the summer, but it will be the biggest box office hit of the year. You remember what happened last time all the ventures or at least half of them seem to turn to dust than die mean? Now have those ventures that are left to signing if they can beat the evil fan. He so evil will the adventures be wiped out forever. Look how much money did these movies make I'm saying why would you basically kill the golden goose? This is going to continue in some way, we all know it. So what else is out there? I'm looking at my list. There's a major thing going on now of in terms of taking the Disney slash Pixar animated classics and turning them into live action movies. So we have The Lion King line king. One of the most successful Disney animated movies ever is now being done as a live action movie. You have Donald Glover being Simba. You have James Earl Jones actually being this father and the same scores. They're the same using. And it's directed by John Fabbro who did such a great job with the jungle book doing the same thing that I think we can all feel optimistic about what's going to happen. And then we have Aladdin when we remember the. Animated movie who do we remember the most? We remember Robin Williams doing the voice of the genie. This time doing the voice of the genie and being the genie. We have Will Smith. So big stars in this big kind of thing, they tried it with Dumbo earlier this year, and that didn't quite work the way they wanted to do. But we're talking about lying king and the Ladan so big deal. Now, what terms of old fashioned animation is out there. I don't know if you're like me. But there's a Toy Story four toy stories always been my favorite of those Pixar. There's something about Woody and buzz light year, and you're probably saying to yourself. Well, and Toy Story three didn't it happen. That would he said goodbye, Andy. And he went to college, and it was all over remember. There was little Bonnie Andy gave his toys too. So we're going to have little Bo peep comeback. I think when you look at what goes on in Toy Story, you have that kind of feeling of goodness of field. Goodness, but done with all the magic of Pixar. So if those adventures out there are going to have a run for their box office money. I would say Toy Story. Four is going to be the one that does it. So what else we now have men in black men in black international? You're not gonna see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones anymore. But this time you have Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. As new agents who are out there in this men in black universe. Sometimes you say to yourself do I want more of that? And you never know to actually see it. And I can only tell because I haven't seen this movie yet. But it looks like there's chemistry there. Then we have Spiderman far from home. You know, the Spiderman franchise never seems to end either. But we have Tom Holland who played him last time charmingly, I think, but now spider man, Peter Parker. They're taking a European vacation and the villain that they run up against is mysterious. Played by Jake Jilin. All I just think they're still some special sauce in the Spiderman universe, and I expect this one to also be a major hit. Godzilla Godzilla king of the monsters. I see that. And I go how much can they work this poor God's, but you can look at the trailer and see it. I like the idea that aside from viewer for Megan who is in it, Billy Bobby Brown from stranger things is in its she the dynamo. So if God Zillah can basically meet his match betting on little Millie to do something with that Hobbes and Shaw, this is fast and the furious you remember the rock of playing the the law man, and Jason stefon playing the outcast and the rebel these guys. I don't know if this is Hollywood kind of thing, but they tell us that Jason stadium and the rocked wing Johnson. Don't really like each other. And maybe that what the reason we love these characters and show so much because we liked that conflict. I don't know it seems a PR stunt to me, but I'm going to be there because this cars. There's the rock and their Stefa. So you're going to be there to and you know, it, oh and the big deal. Now, everybody has just in the midst of welcoming game of thrones back to their lives. The last season of that. You can't bear to live in a world where you can't see the stark sisters anymore. Well, now, you can dark Phoenix, which is part of the X men universe. Bring Sophie Turner, and she's Jean grey this character that we've seen before. But she's this younger version of her and she split between the good side of her and the dark Phoenix side of her. And to me, these girls are tremendously talented in what they do on game of thrones. And I think we're going to keep seeing them through the years, but her sister her at least game of thrones sister, maisy Williams is in new mutants part of that universe too. But in this case, they're all new characters to do this. They're all gonna be in the X men universe. Doing it. So that's it for the blockbusters that are out there. You've got everything from animation to comic book characters to everything. And that's the stuff that you hear about that your friends are going to talk to you about. But there's gotta be other stuff to part of summer is comedy of. I think we all really have gone through a long winter. And we're saying make us laugh give us something that will just make say, whatever. I can just sit back and not think. So what's there for that? There's a movie called longshot. This is a movie in which Charlotte Theran is playing the secretary of state who is running for president. But falling Manley in love with who staff throw in. Okay. It's like, a beauty and the beasts thing going on here. Seth Rogan is her speechwriter all of her people say what are you doing? You're going to destroy your career. But no, it's love. And if you don't laugh at the combination of Seth Rogan, Charlie staring. There's nothing left for you. And then we have the hustle. The hustle is a movie that used to be called dirty run scoundrels where the old days it was about conman. Now, it's con- women. They're played by Anne Hathaway and rebel Wilson. And they basically go all cross the continent finding rich people whose money they can steal pretty people. Glamour? What's wrong with that? Oh, book smart. This is directed by the actress Olivia Wilde, and it's about girls graduating from high school and saying we spent all our lives with our head in the books. Everybody else is going to parties and having fun. So they're going to do that beanie Feldstein plays one of them. She is the sister of Jonah hill and real life and Jona hill did super bad. This is kind of the women's version of super bad everything in it works, like a charm. You're really going to like that one. Then we have a movie called late night. This is about the TV talk show world and Emma Thompson plays. Probably the only woman on late night TV who hosts her own show, but she's got only men on her writing staff, and then she hires Mindy Kaeling who also wrote the screenplay of this movie, very very funny about what happens when you put women into what basically has been. A male bass they end of doing this. And the combination of Mindy king writing for the great Emma Thompson and watching them perform together is just so you've got to see that one to my favorite kind of thing. The dead. Don't die. You've got to admit that is a great and funny title. It comes from the indie, directing great, Jim Jarmusch. And it's cut people like Bill Murray and Adam driver by zombies. Okay. If Bill Murray is going to go out there and get laughs. Sizing up zombies. I'm going to be there watching him do it. So we have a good chance for laughs horror. I've got to talk about it now because it's not just the Cajun. Oh movie harm movie that makes money any makes people talk and get happy. It's they're everywhere. Now child's play do you? Remember the old child's play movies where you had Chucky. The crazy nut doll that. Always terrified me. Just. This doll who looks kind of little bit weird and freckly, but he has a voice on him like a longshoreman guess who's doing the west now of Chucky Marquel? Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker. And from what I've seen of it in. It's just been a little bit of it. It's wonderfully malevolent, so I'm going to be there to see that one. Then there's Annabel comes home. Another doll another possess doll also part of the conjuring universe where a viewer for Megan Patrick Wilson. Or the demon knowledge is that tried to make sure that nothing bad can come of this horrible doll Annabelle, but Bill will destroy and I will be there to watch her. Do it then them that follow their certain titles that get me them that follow really gets me? And it's about a snake handling church in Appalachia. No, they there are there colts. And they're almost religious cult where people pray. But they have the snakes, and they hold the life thinks pass them on. And you're thinking, what are you tell me about this like CD movie Har movie will guess who the star of this movie is the freshly minted Oscar winner Ogilby Coleman from the favourite, she's tossing those snakes around so irresistible. I think you're gonna love it. Then there's the Nightingale. See it's does not stop. It's har- everywhere. The night and gas from the director, Jennifer Kent who did a thing a couple of years ago called the baba Duke, which gave millions of people nightmares. And now she's back there following a woman who is chasing a convict got to be hooked. And then midsummer midsummer directed by REI Astor who last year gave us hereditary with Toni Collette, a really scary movie. Now, it's at a nine day Swedish holiday where everybody celebrates. But they'll be no celebrating after this one. So we. Got a lot of stuff out there. That's just going to scare us witless. And I couldn't be happier. All right. When summer comes. We think of all the things I've just talked to you about blockbusters comedy horror action, the rock of everything is there, but every even in a season like this. It's all about money and getting us into our theater, there are those movies that can come out entertain us. And also will hear about them at the end of the year when the Oscar nominations come out and the number one movie on that list, and the one that I haven't seen anything of India's of anyone that saw even anything past the trailer is called once upon a time in Hollywood it is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino its stars in order to Capri, oh as a TV star on the wane in Los Angeles. And Brad Pitt as his stunt double whoever thought of
"jonah hill" Discussed on The A24 Podcast
"Traveling the world together on the marathon press tour for super bad in the twelve year, cents, Jonah hill, and Michael Sarah stayed close as their careers continue to expand in new directions this past year Jonah made his incredible filmmaking debut with mid-nineties Michael Sarah has further established himself as a formidable. Broadway. Actor earning raves are his performance in kind of Loggins play the Waverley despite their busy schedules. We help them find an hour to sit down and finally catch up. We're starting right now. I'm Tony hill. Michael, sarah. This is Michael Sarah. And we've been friends for almost twelve years, maybe even longer now, maybe thirteen years, when do you consider our friendship starting the quest? I consider it starting I think halfway through shooting maybe super bed. That's when you consider the start now. That's when I've felt like, oh, you really love me. Why felt earlier you did? Yeah. I felt during the we should start by saying we were in a movie called super bad together. Let's give a lot of context. Yeah. Now, we'll go back. We are anybody who choose it. Like goes out of the way to listen to this. I think doesn't need to do these two Chaffetz. No one another. Who's just randomly listening to what a weird combination of people to throw together for podcast. But we were told when we both got the part that we we Judd appetite Mehta's hang out. He's only it was really to hang out become friends. We obviously had this like this movie that like stuck around for a long time. But we also went through something very similar at the same time together. You're you need a super unique experience at the same time. Getting what just like beating a movie like one day like a young people from one day to the next development? But it was very like. Yeah, we'd go to Cantor's like some nerd like us being like, hey, you're awesome on. You'd be like, thanks. Yeah. And then we are in this movie. And then the day after it came out, very different, very different. And and what was awesome, though, was that? Right. As it came out here and things were very like gnarly in that way, they sent us to other countries together. You mean, Chris? Yeah. And that's what I remember the tour of that is we you and I always end up talking about they didn't like us in Italy. No, no and Spain Spain they didn't like us. Well, it was I don't know if it was in like us, but member they the post the way they marketed it was the funniest thing of all time. Porno bras, hanging off the super leaders, which is super horny. Yeah. That's always really weird. It's called super horny. And if you look at our faces on the poster, and you put the poster was yes, just. Crazy. Okay. So they so Emma stone's character in Spain. They were like really trying to make comedy American comedies. Like, we were like, okay, we can break in American comedy in Spain, which I guess doesn't happen or didn't happen at that time. So they hired a very famous actress to be Emma's voice. Yeah. She's doing the voice dubbing voice dubbing for Emma, stone's character and super bad. And then the poster was her not Emma was the famous actress and Spain photo shopped in photo shopped in not Emma stone, even though she just the voice and then between her legs were me. Michael like looking out drooling like drew. This is your horny. He was called super. We're driving around Spain. Like what the? This is so weird and not and then Italy in the scene where we're like cuddling in sleeping bags. They started like hissing. Yeah, they're like and the no also is amazing. We I got to hear our voices. The dumped over. I still keep in touch with my the guy who dubbed me David do you remember him? He was four feet tall in long red hair down to his ass. I wrote around Rome on a moped. And he was like never met one of my actors. I've been doing Elijah Woods since radio flier. And then member with the moped, right? Like, we saw these people cruising through traffic on the mopeds. And he was one of these guys..
"jonah hill" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Cross and they. On spending their screaming. Why isn't there any? You. It's very upset. And then hilarity ensues. Sued and then it probably tails off taper off. It would imagine tapers seen pollsters in this. I like older I like the willpower. He's Gary creepy actor, very creepy. I keep played very straight in this movie plays very, white bread and goody. So my number three minute. I can't wait even threatening that for your a my new number three is my first. Sure. Played for laughs. I do have another one that's kind of for partially for this. And this is a twenty ten film got a clip Brian. This is a movie that you do not dig. And I have said on record that I think if we were to put a little electrodes on your brain. We'd see you're gonna laugh at this one more than some other movies that you think you like, especially if you play this scene because my number two from get into the Greek get them, the Greek so many, greasy clip a lot of great scenes. I sent you a clip for this is the same clip same clip. Is the same moving. Well, play Anderson's the Greek. This is shown up on a number of list. I'd say probably three or four lists. It's different part of the okay comes first. So I think that's his let's let's play my clip. This is the Greek this is Russell brand and Jonah hill. You might not know that the premise of the simple high-concept premise, real real simple has to get him degree. It's like a kid who works for record label run by. I don't know what to call them. Now. What's his name? Now. He's got so many names. Pitted. Any so, Sean combs and giant giant? Giant music mogul. And he's a kid. He's kind of a nobody. But then it gives us opportunity to move up the ladder as it were. And he has to be the handler he has to get this huge massive rockstar. Who's got a lot of all the snow? A lot of problems to the venue, which is a giant concert going to be performed at the Greek by snow, and as you're gonna magin it's it's kind of like midnight run. His ban is infants Sarah kind of like midnight run with very different, power dynamics. But midnight run with the Niro getting was drawn a blank, grow Grodin. Charles Grodin cross country turns into a bit of a buddy film, and they're in line for for security security check, and this is this happens right after Russell brand snow casually produces a balloon filled with heroin from his mouth, which you have to imagine. It should have been his mouth all day. They're in line at TSA. They're line security, and he plops into his hand. And then he. Hands it to a very concerned in nervous and sweaty. And very heavy Jonah hill and says this. Need to put into your bosom? Thiel renton. Airport necessary popular children become to no. Next rain. You didn't do I ain't gonna do the cones. I'm just gonna plan to go back to London. The only thing to do. They situation is to put this deep in your also. Clip Greek lip and then Aaron goes off to call Sean combs. And what do I do what I do? Gives them some advice. So yeah, that's Michael. What's your clip? Well, let's take a break. Really? Yeah. Here with number two number one number two will be from get them to read it. It'll be less later made me laugh a little harder coming up..
"jonah hill" Discussed on /Film Daily
"I honestly, I think this is one of my favorite movies this year. I would I would highly recommend seeing a double feature of mid-nineties, the Jonah hill foam, and then and then mind the gap, which I do think mind the gap probably is a little bit better. But I think that's a good second part for double feature with those two films. And what else did I watch? I watched another documentary called shirkers. This one is on Netflix. So you can actually watch this now a net flicks. Oh, and. Minding the gap. I believe is on who. So shirkers is on. Netflix in sugars is this documentary by sandy tan won the documentary directors award at Sundance film festival for this movie. When she was younger two decades ago, she shot a feature film in Singapore. And she shot it with this film teacher and the after shooting this feature film the footage. Mysteriously went missing. As did the film teacher that that directed the film with her and. Two decades. She she didn't know what had happened. It's kind of like it's kind of a detective story about filmmaking. It's a snapshot of Singapore two decades ago. It's. It's a boat. It's hard to say what this is about without spoiling it. But you know, I would highly recommend it. It's kind of. It's so creatively presented. You can see why she won the Sundance award. It's just. Yeah. I recommend that as well. And Lastly, I went to the theater to see bohemian rhapsody, which I know has been critically savaged. It seems like means stream America seems to like this movie. You a lot more than critics. This movie is kind of a paint by numbers musical bio-pic. Freddie. Mercury. It's everything you think it's going to be and it doesn't do anything. Really inventive. Isn't particularly introspective. It, you know, it's full of those moments of like, oh, the audiences in on like, you know, executives. Arguing over if bohemian rhapsody the song is too long to become a number one single. And you know, the whole audience is like laughing at that. And. Not you know, I am a big fan of queens music. I didn't really know much about the people in clean themselves in their story. So this was I did learn a lot from this. I don't feel like I learned that much that said, I know that sounds like a bad review that said this was such an enjoyable movie. I oh, no. Maybe it's that, you know, it has all the songs we love. And it's it's I don't know. It's it's hard to describe why I like it. Because honestly, like me saying everything I just said about the movie, it seems like I should not like the movie it's not like it's an exceptional movie of any kind is not. But I do think critics are being maybe a little too hard on it and out. No. That's exactly what I said. Well, when I saw back when it first came out is that it's I don't think it's terrible by any means. It's definitely cliche, and it's full of bio-pic tropes. Sure. It could have been. Better. But I had a lot of fun watching it. I it's it's a very entertaining, you know, movie, and you know, it could have been deeper and better. Absolutely. But yeah, I I had fun watching too. Yeah. I almost feel bad because you know, obviously strict by Bryan singer film. Does weirdly have like a bunch of cases where it's like attacking critics and journalists in media some wondering if that had anything to play into other than it being kind of a cliche movie. I don't know. Maybe I'm reaching too far the last thing I wanted to talk about is there's this new Netflix series called death by magic, which is a new magic television show on Netflix..
"jonah hill" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"That's you know. So yeah, there is there's a lot of subtle texture to that idea that they're not really going anywhere. They're going nowhere fast. But they still had these little glimmers of their passion. And what they could be. And that's that's beautiful because a kid is just potential. Yeah. I mean, I think kind of Jonah hill touch on that. Well, absolutely. You know, interesting just a quick thing. I wonder how much improv was in this movie. I'm curious. I don't know because they really it really does feel so natural the way the kids are acting. You know, you have to think must be some. But it's like it's kinda hard to tell the. Yeah, I imagine there's a lot of rehearsal time that if it's not improvised, which I'm sure some of it is at least that at least they got to feel feel each other out. Sure make some kind of camaraderie naps because it did feel really it felt documentaries in into to annex really conduct. What's your next? It's gonna go a curveball here. Okay. And talk about. No country for old, man. Okay. Now. That's crazy. Right. Okay. But here's why. Because I felt when I I I could be wrong. This could be just my general lack of knowledge about movies. But when I watched it I went, wow, what an interesting period piece because it was in the eighties. And I was like this is the first time that I'm far enough away from the eighties to make an astute and effective period piece about the eighties and in terms of the style of things and the technology at the time. And it always struck me. Like, how kind of universal the story of no country could be and how it was stuck in the eighties, and it didn't feel like a standard eightieth movie. It wasn't Laka Segel's playing on a radio or, but it was in nineteen eighty I think the tail end of the seventies or something along they've just felt like that, you know. And I was like, oh, how interesting that they turn this into a period piece because it to me there's like some producer somewhere. There was like do we need it in the eighties. Make it now. What's the difference? Yeah. And I love that they did that and the attention to detail doing doing a recent past film is challenging to really, you know, I think I watched something about it on the DVD, you're on YouTube or something, but we're talking they were talking about what the set designer, and what a challenge it was to really think about the.
Pete Davidson jokes about Ariana Grande split in 'SNL' promo
"You sure love clinging to it four. Adding. Thank you next and hell now, though. Oh, yeah. Well, Jonah hill is hosting and Maggie Rogers is going to be the musical guest on the program. And so in the video Pete said, hey Maggie. I'm Pete you want to get married, and then she declined over three over three. Look it is a joke. And he is a comedian. But is it too soon? I don't know. The thing is though that's the job, you know, Saturday Night Live. They comment on things that are happening in the world right now. And the Pete Davidson Ariana GRANDE day story has been the story for the last like two weeks. And so it's sort of surprise sources. There are saying that he was open to making a joke about I think she should have just gone with. Okay. I get it. Like, this is this is how it is. Yeah. You use me before? Now, you're using me now. So I know I think she got really mad and then fired off a tweet earlier in the show. I thought it was kind of more thinking that he was a D bag, but it is one of those things to both of them put the relationship when it was working well out in the public. Yes. So they can't be surprised when when things go wrong, it's also going to be dissected, you know, it's kind of both of their faults. She can't be surprised that things are being picked apart. Now that it's not going. Well. A little bit of youth. You know, I mean, they're in their early twenties. And I think we can remember the days when like you jumped into a relationship, and you're like, oh my gosh. This is amazing. This is the one person is so great like eight weeks later, you're like shoot. Said that to everybody because garden tattoo. Don't get the tattoo. General there's probably like she deleted it quickly. I mean, they started working on the tattoo removal process immediately. Yeah. And her tweet to I think the tweet. Yeah. I think she just she just fired off. She was mad. And then she is she deleted the tweets, you gotta be careful with it with the old Twitter when you're. Yep. So like, if you're emotional scale is like one to ten you gotta be on a solid like four to five to tweet, even like, a sixty seven might get you saying something you regret? Yeah. There's a few people that need
"jonah hill" Discussed on Showstopper
"But I'm a big hieroglyph fan and but the movies kind of littered with people like that, whether it be artists skateboarders robbers emcees like it's. It's kind of like, if you know, you know, we don't try and make a big thing of it. There's artists named Jonas would who's one of the homeless guys and Chad Mosca and the costs that chased them or Chico Brenes and Donny barley in and record, you know? And it's kind of like just if you in, it's all correct, but like it's not trying to be corny about trying to be who's the man back in the day with like fifty billion cameos obvious cameo. I actually like ride really hard for me to. Yeah. Our Dr dre nonetheless, we should invited them to shoot him by without have been amazing. So you started with the two hundred song playlists? Yeah. How'd you would it down to the songs that ended up in the film? Just go scenes were written to those songs, so scenes that were left out, there's probably an hour of the film that's just not even in their scenes that were written two other songs. And like for example, like watermelon man, the Herbie Hancock song that's in there that's also in escape video called mouse. That's a really seminal video from that time. So it's like a double nod. It also works for the scene. But if you again, if you love that video, you're like, oh, great. Okay, cool. That's awesome. So we talked about the cast earlier. Did you play the music for them that they have to listen to this music study? 'cause I was like, your guys, music is trash, but I made you guys ipods, right? Facts facts. I was just hoping it would transcend, you know, like I hate when people were older than me, you're trying to show me music. Right? And you're like, shut the fuck up. Dude, I'm doing, you know. And then it was amazing to watch them connect to the music like it was cool to see them really get into the music from that time. The actor who plays Ray said he's been listening to to that kind of music is whole life anyway. Yes, love it. Knuckle all in Sanni rider, geo. Alexa. All the homeys make. Some noise makes some noise. Seriously, you guys were great man like that was my second time seeing it, and I just call us a lot of new ones. I knew I was not going to hire actors to play skateboarders because that would never work. But I knew I was gonna turn skateboarders in actors. And then I was just fortunate enough to find this group of young artists and the senior most moving part of my life so far has just been watching these kids take it so seriously and they wanted it like they're not playing themselves. They're not improvising their actors playing characters. And by the end they were so good that it just makes you feel good that you could even. You know, I was given that opportunity when I was mad young to watch them, just grab it by the horns in like, take advantage of, it is six. So I mean, they really are like amazing people and artists still when we were talking the last time you you, you reference John Hughes, and just a feeling of films that came out in the air and come in telling coming of age stories. What's your hope for this phone? I just quit everything hip hop. So it's like you look at most rappers first albums, and it's based on the first twenty years of their life. Right? Because that's all they know, and they're able to reflect on most filmmakers. I look up to like Mike Nichols or berry Levinson, or you know, Martin Scorsese they're usually their first features are reflections upon the first twenty years of your life because that's what you've had to ruminate on. Yeah, you know. So for me, it's very natural that most first time filmmakers make coming of age film because that's what you know. And then there's the sophomore slump which is like, what the fuck do I do now? Basically in a precious on and I'm looking forward to that..
"jonah hill" Discussed on Showstopper
"Jona hills, direct to'real, debut mid nineties features. Favorite tracks from the dish man ehre. Remember when you had to carry a dismantle round and he skipped every single time you hit a bump. I'm talking about that air a tribe called quest cypress hill souls of mischief. Just the name of few this film soundtrack is the first of any major motion picture to be released as a playlist on a streaming service. And you can listen to a right here only on Spotify at an advance screening at the Roxie cinema, Tribeca. I joined an audience that included Jona the cast and hip hop legends like cute DJ Clark, king and the locks who came out to show their support after the movie join. And I talked about growing up in the skate scene, the albums that changed his life or why he wanted to put his experience out there on the big screen. So tell us about your writing process for the film. Well, I mean, it's kind of like what came first, the chicken or the AIG. I use music to. Right. You know, I think most most directors just wanna hear the music. They love through the emotional lens. They see it through whether it be my dear friend q tip in the back. Sorry to blow your spot. I know you habe right now for doing that, but you know, this is the music that you hear in the film is the music that I grew up worshipping and kind of formed me as a person. And I kinda wanted to show it in perhaps more emotional context and it's usually portrayed it just like, skateboarding, I feel like hip hop is often misused in film, and it's often showed in really corny exploitative ways. And to me hip hop is like the foundation of my growing up in what tribe is to me or with the Beatles were to my parents and so on so forth. And I wanted to make a film that elegantly expressed that. How did you decide to have hip hop play such an important role in the film that just was conceptually from the start? You know, like every CDC like the brothers, rumor every piece of clothing in the closet. It just shapes you. I think there's a lot of people here around my age or people that grew up, you know, look like by profiling look like they grew up within their culture of of hip hopper, skateboarding or both, or graffiti or whatever. And I think it is either for you or it's not. And a lot of times it's always just put on screen really corny. So I just kinda wanted to give it a real shot at making it something that hopefully people could stand behind and kind of represent their youth in a way that wasn't sweatier corny. So we know that in the film net, Stevie tasteless shaped heavily by Ian, what she Ian Stastes because we see a stack of source magazines. We see the Jisr upholster on. Yeah. I mean, like before, like souls of mischief in like farside. I guess I'll just speak more musically. Like if you had any taste, you just listen. He's coast if pretty much. I mean like there wasn't really there was like NWEA and stuff like that. And then like Oakland, too short and stuff like that. But. As far as like, I would say like, very, you know, super artsy hip hop that you know, or I don't know, just a different kind of hip hop. The golden era to me obviously is like gay star, p rock, tribe, all that stuff mommy's ain't. Yeah. And so a lot of that stuff, a lot of the older kids in me that weren't in escaping they, they looked like they grew up on east coast even though is in like a Los Angeles. Yeah..
"jonah hill" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"By the way, one of the best companies out there they support incredible fills afford filmmakers are anytime anytime we see that logo. Anytime we get emails every day, anytime we see it, we're excited because it's an incredible place to be a filmmaker special people. It's like a stamp of approval. Yeah. Having having them distributor film. I just think it's like most I the opposite of most people's career. Like I started in the studio system and then working my way and it's, I'm like, Mickey Rooney, I seventeen. But a lot of times you're working on this stuff. Imagine how much I worked on this film, how much I care about it. You You know know, a a lot lot times. of times in the city is you don't even know the people responsible for making the materials in putting out the film and you know everybody that works at this company. Like I know them personally in like their friends in there, you're in it together, and that's you can't put a price tag on that. No, no, of course. Not, of course not. And. How how did you hire your crew. Again, your first you are a first timer he want he, he really enjoys the rundown. I love it. Yeah. No. I mean, we'll get kind of over my acting career would always remember the people that I love the most in the crew in like I was looking. One of the reasons it's great to be wide directing. So special is because you curate who you're around, you know, as an actor you're dropped in and you don't choose anyone. So there's people might have totally different tastes, or aesthetics, or vibes, or even personalities than you would ever choose to be around. So Scott Robertson was the first person I called and he he was the first AD on super bad and moneyball. So I loved him. He was like a big brother. So I knew when I was directed movie, he'd be my first AD and then Christopher Blau DP. I was a fan of his Kelly Reich arts films, and. I was at dinner spike Jones nights, spike usually comes into play a lot of this stuff. He's like everybody's fairy godfather and Blau scared. Spike spike wlob at worked for Harissa vs for twenty years. So he came up under Harris who's my favorite DP rest in peace. And then. Blah, scared's spike and I took a picture. And then once spikes Iowa's he was laughing. And then he goes, this was I was ten pages into the screenplay at this time. In spite goes, bet you thousand dollars blob out, shoot your movie. And he was right obviously. So I hired Blau like the next week, even I was three years away from shooting and then Heidi bins or costume designer did a really job in the film was the third person I hired. And then John mean also I worked with on on dome where he won't get far on foot. He's Gus as production designer on that film by the way. Oh yeah. Gus is the men obviously another great professor and I haven't seen that movie. Don't worry. He won't get far in Foote's yet goes fancying keen Phoenix, recent one. You can find it. And John mean grew up skating in l. a. in east LA in the mid nineties as did Blau belt so hiding fringe those people. So I tried to. A lot of people who were the artists. I admired most who also. Understood the culture essentially. And then Nick Hoey was editing ladybird as we were starting. So that was also Scott route twenty four. So Nick jumped right on our film. To have that support to have a team. You trust implicitly and you know that they've got you, whatever you do. That's that's very smart, very smart to have that. There may family, you know, there's nothing like creating with people. You love like you're making stuff in a bunker with people. You love and respect, and I just hope to get the chance to do it. Again, they're going to pull you off the stage and five second all word. So we have to ward as long ago, we're getting the hook and I think we have to show the movie soon. I'd have to actual film why. Okay. Wait. I was like that borne you guys want. That's exactly it..
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"Writing is the most amazing thing because there's literally nothing, you know, if you're directing another person, screenplay, you're starting with the screenplay like there was nothing. And this was this thing I would go to in my room and I was like sad or lonely and just like work on. And then now four years later, we're all here talking about it. That's to me very. Special because I didn't think anyone would want to make it. You know. I didn't know if people would ever show up in cer people would show up in work on it, you know? So I don't know. That kind of thing is insane. It's just you show to people along the way yet screen yet. Yeah, of course. Yeah. Movies are made by community on almost all those filmmakers. You mentioned, have their own communities of people that they share things with. I don't think anyone's in island of as you know. But yeah, of course it takes village definitely. And Scott Rudin and Bush. Scott renews. The most famous producers ever in his notes are so brilliant that like I can't even believe it. You know that that I did twenty drafts over the years. Wow, that's do you know Sean Baker, you fan of Sean Baker work? Oh, yeah, the Florida project? Yeah, I like them just because what you're saying and Shaun's other filtering. Yeah, like he, it's your quite similar if first of all he likes to work with people, and that's first time we actually heard someone say, non actors. My dad. The phrase use has a wonderful substitute for that phrase. He calls them first timers that's may, which is, which is really got into our heads because we thought and then everything else he said, made sense because you want, okay, you view everything as good. So what I I wouldn't agree with that term though. Oh, no, I've seen only because they might not ever wanna be actors again, and they may have never ever thought of being actors. Right? So these kids all wanna be actors, right? So he's right in that sense, verse timers. But if they didn't and they never thought of it before they are straight up non actor. Right? I mean, but it's amazing. Like did all the kids in Florida project? Are they all actors now are all those people? Brooklyn prince, I think is the only one who's straight off. Sleep, the mom in that film. So she he found her through Instagram. She's amazing. And I, she can't think as something like that. I can't think of what it is that the one. Kalisa game of throne girl on Instagram. That's exactly what it is. No, it's it's that kind of mentality. That's reminds me in the best way. And one of the things is that because we got to see him again on the campaign trail and him with the kids going everywhere. No matter what was going on and crisper gosh, was the same thing that no matter how crazy things got they were with the kids. So my dad goes to the Oscar luncheon and I'm outside with all the publicists and they come out and they're doing photo, shoots with the kids. So whatever's happening, you're seeing things the way they're seeing it in the same way in previous Schnee Wallace, there's been lucky luckily for us for filmgoers we get, hopefully once a year, at least one kid that just inspires, you inspires the hell out of you and excites you. There's there's a kid in this film to kill Smith who plays Ray have seen the movie yet. But he just is he gives such a moving performance and he's never acted in his life. He is a professional skateboarder, but it never acted and. Like, believe me when I tell you you're, you will be mesmerized by this kid's performance. You know, it's like, because you can't. You can't. I don't know many actors and I've worked with a lot of them that can give the kind of feeling that this kid gives, you know, and that just comes from understanding. Life in a way, the whatever way he's lived it, you know, having made your first movie and now he's a great actor by the way, now he is going to be like a very serious actor. You know, that's really excites snick citing the coolest. Yeah. Do you think it's going to be odd to. Put yourself back in the role of actor where where you're making a valuable contribution to the movie. But as you say, you don't own it is just easier. No, I just I don't know what I'm gonna do right now..
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"It's I'm I guess now that the reviews came in, I can fuck and take a deep breath before, then I'll be honest. It was pretty hard to to enjoy any of it, but I'm actually just enjoying it in a specially through the kids. Like once we all got here today, I ran into them on the street and we got Tex-Mex and they're just they're just hyped to be here. You know, they're high. They got free tacos today like, and so you're in your own head thinking all of these, like, you know, things as an adult or you know what people are gonna like it bog on your like I made the movie. I wanted to make. How lucky my I got to make a movie, you know, from my heart. That's insane. How did you go about doing that? Did you write the script? I, I wrote the script after I made the movie Leonard. I just finished it today's ago and to which I say, Bravo. It's great and the first person in history ever to do this Christopher Nolan felt ran backwards. Wrote the script after making the movie sensation Allieu to me for that. No, no. I mean to write it on spec as they say it was. I mean, like this is not. This is, you know. Movie with no with a bunch of black and Hispanic kids in east LA nineteen ninety-five skating around talking about their feelings is not exactly like x. men like people are dying to make it. Yeah. But to me, it was important that this movie was real, really real and. Really reflected what this time period was like. This time period was like to grow up in Los Angeles, skateboarding. And even though it's not my life, it's something that emotionally is from my heart and I wanted to cast on actors. They tried to bring in like kids from stranger things and stuff like, you know, no disrespect to that, but that's not this film. No, it doesn't work. And so this was something I spent three years writing for my heart and luckily like, you know, Scott Rudin Eli Bush, and then twenty four Ken Kao. These are people that got behind the film and they protected me and I fought for OSHA sleepy and even shooting four by three aspect ratio or super sixteen, you know, like these are not things that are typically easy to get done nowadays. I'll let you know if anyone wants to be a filmmaker here, like. These kind of things are fights and casting kids off the street is fights. And but people Scotney lie eight, twenty four and Ken they, they believed in this film and to me that comes from the screenplay. So I spent three years on it to me like..
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"And so you kind of watch these things and you can't really apply one methodology to any two people. You know, it's like if you have two kids, you can't be like, I'm just gonna, treat them both the exact same way. Everybody's just their own person artist. You know, that's why only had. You can only handle bar you the only child I'm in? Well, I were all they got. Did you do to ask advice of anybody? Obviously, you've been sponged like a sponge soaking up as you say, the experiences you've had with all these great people you've worked with, but did you ask anybody buddy for advice about not just making film, but getting through the shoot I asked to everybody that would answer me. I mean, like I sort of. Yeah, I asked a lot of people. I was lucky enough to, I thought I went to go the weekend before I started prep. I went to Martin Scorsese's house and we have the same manager and he's someone who's been awesome to me obviously. And I thought I was going for like twenty minutes and I went to house and we ended up talking for four hours about the film just because he's so generous and he loves movies so much. So once I got him started, I was like, he's on a roll like I'm just gonna keep two of them together. I can't even imagine dying into mazing hot, I would. I could see a flying awhile for that like any day to watch you to talk about films. So he was obviously incredibly helpful. Spike Jones's someone who's incredibly helpful. Bennett Miller. And then I randomly, I'd worked with the Coen brothers the year before, and I saw Ethan Coen the night before I started shooting. I ran into a restaurant and I was just walking by and we said, Hello because we knew each other and I was like, I was like, all right. I'm starting my first movie tomorrow. Do you have any advice for me? And he said, let me think about it. I'll find you before I leave and he came to my table and he goes, all right. So when I made my first movie, I was so stressed. I didn't enjoy one second of it. He's like, I want you to promise me. You're going to enjoy this experience and even the stress is new. So enjoy even the newness of that. And I tried and I told my crew library like please make me enjoy it. Like it's not in my DNA. It's not like I'm not someone who was. And I actually said Tronto film festival when I was up there with the kids. I was like, wow, I'm like, now I'm enjoying this. You know, and to come show the movie here in Austin and get invited to this wonderful film fest won't be here with you guys..
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"And it was kind of funny because I remembered super bad. We're like I was the young kid and then like everyone was watching. And then like I was now the old guy, I was like, they were the kids and I was not the kid anymore. And only look very pensive in your kind of like apparent in these situations. And I was kind of like, oh, no something wrong, you know, and I looked under the table and he had his script like under the table and he's practicing, you know, and is moving like is really moving the see these kids. Like really take this seriously and fall in love with film and wanna be actors and filmmakers, and they're asking, you know, Blau DP, like they're learning all the terminology. You know, it's, it's, it's the coolest thing I've ever been a part of in that way where you feel like you got someone into something that hopefully they'll keep with them the rest of their lives. You know? And that kinda shit is like why you do stuff like this. It's really special reward you get for for doing this. Yeah, and they're in their amazing like, you know, and they're amazing. They're so into Ron, they so I didn't see. I didn't see moneyball till the Toronto film festival where it premiered and it was really moving night in my life, and my family was Aaron stuff, and I decide to not show the kids the mid nineties until the premiered, the Toronto film festival and to give them that kind of experience that I had and afterwards they were all like hysterically crying. It was so. So insane just like crazy. And I think it blew their minds to see that their hard work paid off like that. And I don't know. It's just it's just an amazing experience going through this for the first time for me and the first time for them. You know. Was it hard to have them do like a second or third take. To to recreate that magic, you're looking for no eight. Every actors different, whether they're non actor or Lucas hedges is Oscar nominated actor and he. It doesn't matter that this kid has never acted these kids. You know, it's like every every person is different in every some kids could do it better. The fiftieth take some kids are done after two, you know, for me as an actor when we're making money ball, Scott Robertson is my first eighty and is also did moneyball at Bennett. He would always talk about how like me as an actor, Brad Peter. Opposites like Brad gets really good like like twenty takes in and after two takes done so like I. But that's just how it is. You know, Lucas gets Lucas hedges gets better and better. You know, like Leo's I takes the best, you know it just everybody's, everybody's different, you know..
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"But I like those movies. It's cool because I have two nephews, like I said, and they can't, especially when they're younger, they couldn't really see any of the things that I had made. So it was really cool to show them like take them to those movies as in like the LEGO movie also. And that was like really fun because like getting them. Yeah. And they bring their friends to Shirley something like that's my uncle, whatever you know. Oh, that's great. How over your nephews now? They're nine and eleven. Yeah, they were younger in previous years of their lives. Yes. I get that. But I also how proud has to make you to be able to show them something of yours and just have them joint. Yeah, it's cool. I mean, like it's funny like as an actor. You're just a color in like other peoples paintings, right. So you contribute as much as you can, but ultimately, it's like a filmmakers, medium. So their performances, I'm really proud of that I think are like, or I've been lucky enough to work with great filmmakers. So I've been in movies, I think are good. So like which is a huge gift. Right? But it's not like I really have that much ownership over them. And I hope to one day have makes a bunch of films that I can show my family and stuff this being the first one, but they're too young to see mid nineties, but. It's an authorship in a way that I've never experienced before, which is really exciting. Your score says he stories are remarkable. They're the the teeth. That's the one that sticks with me is getting punched for real and having the fake teeth in the whole for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about. It's a great story. No things like that. That's being able to we'll one time Marty said you go because that's real life. Yeah. I mean, again, like again, these. Like if someone ever asked me like advice or something I've had to get into show business you something. I always say he act because you can get a front row seat to watch great filmmakers work. And that's like as an actor, it's the same kind of thing. You're just like getting a front row seat. So for seven months, I just watched Martin score says he direct and that's like. Literally the best film school you could ever ask for. So I'm definitely lucky person that I've had all these kinds of people to be around. And yeah, he's the best. I mean, there's no one that compares to. I think the thing that is most impressive about him. A lot of directing problem solving. And a lot of times a really good director Consol the really difficult problem in like thirty minutes or something. He could literally solve a really difficult problem in like three seconds, you know, and it's. Unbelievable to watch. It's some sort of mix of experience and then just genius that it's so amazing. You don't even aspire to it. It's just a marvel to watch. Now what what I can answer the specifically not, but you not only took on writing and directing your own movie, but you. That cited to work with kids who had not acted before ever work with kids and animals always work with kids. I don't know about animals, but. I loved it. Sunny. The main kidded acted before killing of sacred deer, which is a great movie, great director. But I still found him at escape arc. I didn't know he was an actor that film come out yet, and then the rest of the kids are not actors and then Lucas hedges and Katherine Waterston obviously, actor. But. I loved making a movie with non actors and they're also skateboarders. So they're people that. Aren't typically. Empowered by thority figures, let's say, right, and so really amazing part of it was at the beginning they were terrified. But by the end they were so they had such strong work ethic and desire to become great actors. And you know this kid Olen who's in the movies, amazing. He's really boisterous person in that lunch. All the kids would everyone would make fun of each other..
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"Traditional filmmaking. It's not traditional comedy film making. There's a script in -sposed to read the lines and and that's what you'd presumably done in subsequent films. You've made. Do you like to improv. Yeah, I like doing whatever it calls for, you know, sometimes improv is if it's a procreate or you kind of go on who the directories, you know what I mean? Like Judd and set those guys and they like to improv a lot. Martin Scorsese like stand a lot Quintin in the Coen brothers do not like it. Everybody's different. I made me nineties hoping these kids, we're going to improvise all the time. I kind of Chris plow Veld my sort of set up the shot so they could. And then they didn't end up feeling comfortable because they were not actors. They really want to get good at the line. So I think every situation is just different. You know, it's like no two things are the same, not filmmakers of the same. It just all depends on like. What is appropriate for the thing you're making. And yeah, I like it a lot. I like it when if it's sometimes obviously the script needs it, then I'm like, yes, it's a lot more fun, but you rather have a script that's so well written that you don't want to improvise. That would be my preference. Always, you know. Sausage, party sausage party is joy, and I love just thinking about talking about the music that you love. That was one of the coolest experiences was getting to see Seth on the Oscar road because the music was getting so much attention and I got to tell him how much I loved it, and, oh my God, look who you worked with to do this stuff. And the animation is really well done. Like it. It's great, and you're really good voice actor. You're not terrible and everything? No. Do you like that? I get. I get that your your mode in general is I will do what I will try it, whatever you want, give it to me. Here we go, but that was the whole other world. It's exhausting. I like it a lot. Honestly, it's just want to try different things, you know, like super fun to do all kinds of different things. Yeah, because I, I would think it's difficult. To do the animation work, at least the traditional way that Disney everybody else does. Not playing opposite any the actors in the scene, you're alone recording booth and the directors reading feeding you the lines and soon they'll have like readers also. Yeah, like sometimes they'll have like actors that they hire actors will be there and sometimes they're, they hire. I think for sausage party, I think Seth and Evan were there. So it'd be cool because they read some stuff with, of course, or sometimes I've an actor or sometimes you're just literally reading off of like a sheet of paper, but it's funny is your imagination. Also sure how to train your dragon, which also holds up and people love it and it's got the TV. Do you do TV shows? No, no, that's you're busy making movies. I don't even know if they asked me to..
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"I love grandma's boy like these are really, these are movies. I watched regularly because they make me happy and you move through and then he gets something obviously super bad. But then you get to something like Cyrus, which is one of the first times that we got to see you do something else and then really different. And whenever we speak to people who are comedians, I in that, that's how people know them. We always find that comedians can really be some of the most intense dramatic actors because they tap into so many feelings and they're so aware. Air of feelings that maybe everybody doesn't necessarily look at for themselves, but did you? I mean moving through that you've got jet appetite who clearly loves you because he kept using you and then you started working with all of the greatest directors. So like did you ever think that that was going to be a thing? Was that something that you wanted? Did you think you would go dramatic. I never view it like that. I was a kid and I got lucky enough to meet these great people making what I considered the most like punk interesting movies at that time Judd and Seth and Evan and they were again, it just sort of planted a seed in me that you can have your own voice in kind of changed the tide and sort of respect what you want to say and who you are. And to me just as I started to get older, just like you just get better opportunities and not better opportunities like meaning like different opportunities. And I felt. You know. I don't know super-busy such a good movie too when I was like, if you'd ask me when I was twenty three, like what is the number one movie you could ever be in your entire life? Like of course it would be super bad and, but for. Seth and Evan or just like on another level, talented, Jedis just to be really clear. We're talking about Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. Yeah, yeah. And you know, and then it's like cool now is the best movie ever. What do I do now? And then to me, it's just like, I'm not going to keep making shitty version of the same right movie and I don't. I don't view any one is one thing. You know. I think people need to put people in boxes to feel comfortable, like all we all want a certainty in life. Someone said to me, like confidence is living in uncertainty, and so I'm always searching for certainty. So if you see someone you go, I see how you're dressed. I met you like this. This is who you are, and if you ever changed that, you're shaking my certainty and so you're making me feel like I have to reassess, which makes me scared. And so for me, she's all people are all things in. To me, it was always just going to be something that I was always going to try and make what made me happy. And as I got older, I finally was able to be confident enough to just like right now is just make the things that just feel good to my heart at that time. Did you have to addition for super bad. Yeah, I did on dishing for super bad. Yeah. And did they have you do niece things with Michael to see how you work together? He, yeah, no, I did not dish. I addition with just a Seth and Evan, we're reading the part, but then like Emma stone came in like all the other people came in from their on a long time ago. I'm having a hard time remembering. Well, I'm sure. And you've just given your freshman year of college. Do you remember Ligo. I hear I hear you and to Shay? No..
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"Family is very talented. You come from a really town game as beanie Feldstein. She's like the actress ever and singer. Or just great in Hello, Dolly among other things? Ladybird. If you guys saw that using mazing that shout outs who edited lady bird and mid-nineties major shoutouts. But yeah, I actually am the I didn't. There's no credit, but I supervised mid nineties. So like I wrote, I wrote every song to every song in there. I wrote to that scene and we didn't have large music budget. So I had to write letters to like more see and Herbie Hancock, and Pharcyde, and souls of mischief and all these Nirvana's estate. So we ended up getting every single song that we that I wrote the film to really special, and I don't use a music supervisor and to me, it's just like music is what inspires the writing? Yeah, this is nothing new, but like for me just like is. A major part of wanting to erect is getting to show the music. You love through the emotional lens that you adjusted as. So a large part of this for me was also I grew up in the golden era of of like hip hop, right? So to me, tribe called quest is my Beatles and hip hop is always misused in in culture and films a lot of like as either like some hood stuff or like balling basically. And for me, it was the emotional backbone of all the experiences I had growing up. So for me, it's like how my dad listened to Crosby Stills. Nash, I would listen to mob deep and like I wanted to show in frame hip hop and contextualized in a way that was emotionally respectful to how it was for me. Do you love the whack nece as much as I love the weakness. I haven't seen the whack nece. You must see the whack nece. Okay. You must see the whack nece. I'll check it even. That was. That's one of those movies though, for me like my dad loved it. And he is not the biggest hip hop aficionado but, but that's a cool, but it's just a really, really good movie. You don't have to be if the writing and did you framed in a correct way? Like I love Barry Lyndon. I'm not really sitting around listening the Honda like every every day of my life. But I love music because I love the film. You know it's framed correctly for me. Yeah, that's where I discovered the chieftains and I became a fan of theirs out of listening to that soundtrack out. I'm dating myself album. Final little hole in the middle, the hipsters like it. It's trendy again. I'm good. Did you play any of the music on the set for your actors? We would play music. We would definitely play a lot of music. I mean is really important for me, the to rules of the film are like no scape porn noticed algebra corn, which is like. I haven't seen the film you were just talking about and Catherine's other film, I think like the. It's what goes wrong with scape movies or movies at try and use hip hop, is that they, they use it as a move or thing..
"jonah hill" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Comedic actor turns writer director, it's like you turn the light switch, suddenly decided to do something different. It occurred to this might be fun now, but tell us tell us about your your journey, you as a young man, you started writing plays well, the benefit of. Fifteen year acting careers. I kinda just went to the most amazing film school in the world for fifteen years. And so like when I started out I was, you know, probably like eighteen or nineteen. And then I made super bad. And with that kind of did was plant a seed in me, I was watching Seth and Evan and Judd and Greg Mottola. These people, they seven really wrote a screenplay that represented their ethic and their voice, and it planted a seed to me that you can do that. So one day I would get to figure out what my own voice was in. Hopefully get to do that. And then I went onto things like moneyball with Ben Miller, or, you know, Wall Street and I got all these different professors. And what I learned was the films they were almost proud of were the ones that came from very true in real place. So when it came time to. Start working on what would be my first film. I wanted to make something that was very like special to me men from very heartfelt place. And actually the impetus of the screenplay was I. I was with, I was with Bennett Miller and spike Jones, and we saw whiplash knows that you guys who've been very seminal people my film education and. I think one of them said, is that guy Damian younger than you? And I said, yeah, like you better get to work and it was great. So I kind of Damian Chazelle also because I went home that night and started writing. 'cause I was so insecure that I hadn't hadn't started yet, and he really it really did like kind of a fire under me. You know, he was so young when he made that film, it's sure, wow, I should get to work, you know? Well, that's the best. That's the best thing about great. Art often inspires artists. Gives you motivation. And many, many people told the same kind of story about. I went home that night and the started writing right away because while that fire was still burning. When you were a kid, what kind of place did you right. I started. I wrote some plays when I was eighteen when I went to new school briefly. But really what I started writing was when I was a kid. The most seminal education I ever got in my life is the Simpsons and actually just got the green light from my sister in law to start showing my nephews the Simpsons. So I had them start at this room that will understand that I had them started season three episode one because I, I think that's where the Simpsons starts officially in my opinion, but it's been one of the great joys of my life. Now, watching these kids sort of have the education that I had in for me, it just it's such an incredible show because it explaining why the Simpsons is good. But you know, you watch when your kid, but then there's all this remarkable adult like writing with and you're getting an education humor that you in writing that you're not even understanding you're getting essentially. So. My ask my parents, my parents said, what you want do when you grow up? And I said, I, I wanna live in Springfield and they said that's not an occupation, and they said, it's a show and and there's people who say what Homer says. There's people that right with Homer says, and I was like, that's what I wanted you to write with Homer says. So I would tape the shows and then I would pause on the writers and I would write them all letters. And then I would write. I have a million Simpson scripts from when I'm like eight to eighteen essentially. And I would send my scripts in when I was like nine ten years old. And that was like, what got me to start writing. That's fantastic. Is really great. What kind of responsive any did you get? I got like some letters back, but I don't think they took the time to read like, crayon, screws..
"jonah hill" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"I'm Leonard ball. Jesse Maltin. You're listening to Maltin on movies coming this week. Live from fantastic fest in Austin, Texas. And who should be wandering around. The neighborhood just happened to drop in. We saw him and shake shack, and we said, would you mind coming over for a minute? And he said, yes, we're so glad he did. This is jealous. I flew in for this. You're live that you're playing outside? No food on delta. I wasn't at shake shack. Wow. I'm outta here. You go. So this is really cool guys. Thanks so much for coming. I know it's nice to be here waving my whole premise. My first podcast as filmmaker ever. Right grateful. And what a, what? A, what a legendary figure in a lovely figure to get to do this with. So thanks for having me. We're thrilled to have you here Joan, and we're doing this recording immediately prior to the US premiere of your film as writer and director mid-nineties and which went very much looking Before forward. I realized Toronto's not in the US actually think for moment I feel like it. It's like it's our hat. Canada's our hat. I feel like it's all the same. Yeah. Well, Austin was the first time I ever went to a film festival. It wasn't this film vessel. This is my first time at fantastic fest. It's one of the best festivals you'll ever go to honor to show the film here saving. That's great. This we are huge fans of this festival and everybody here, and you'll see, I think that you have boosters in the audience. People come here who love movies and they wanna love every movie. They see. So it's a very upbeat, positive crowd, and I think you're in good hands with them. So you're saying if they like it, it's a, it wasn't earned right. Mostly what we're saying. Yes. But they're gonna cut total on saying saying, you're going in with the circling. Going in with a certain advantage. I'm very proud to show it in Austin. You can tell from the moment you get off the plane here. People celebrate film here in a way that's very true and genuine, which is just so nice such a nice feeling it is. It is well, just as a when south by southwest started, it was a music festival, and that's what was meant to be, and then bit by bit grew. And one of the first additions to the agenda was a film component film festival, and now that is a world class festival itself and a launch pad for a lot of movies and for a lot of young filmmakers. So it is absolutely a part of the culture here, and that's why it's fun to be here. The weirdos because we're l. a. natives. I don't know if you guys know this, but having tool of us in one room, it is like seeing a unicorn kinda like nowadays in Austin. No one's actually from Austin. We're both actually from LA with New Yorker parents. So we're, we're ju- transplants actually, all the kids in mid nineties are born and raised in Los Angeles. Yeah, and the film takes place in Los Angeles in the mid nineties. And a lot of people on the crew are people that were born and raised in Los Angeles to sort of try and represent the city and time period authentically that time. So I have tons of friends from Los Angeles that are born and raised in just wants to fight with us man. No, no, no, that's really, that's really cool. And that's what I love when we read about this film being from there, and there is a culture to we just talked to Catherine hard with the other day, and she's talking about dog town. Z boys and stuff like that, and I definitely got a watching your trailer. It felt like that in that it felt very real and organic com. I loved thirteen. Have you ever seen that film. Really. That's a really good like Los Angeles, like reality culture, hyper. It's great. I love that. And that was her debut was director? Yes. She was production designer. She's super talented. We talked about. She worked on tank girl, which is like, oh my God. Epic film, celery. Petty, yeah. And I is like a koala or something. I mean, I'm not saying some sort of place kangaroo..
Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are freaked-out lab rats in first trailer for Netflix's 'Maniac'
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