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Jordan Peele's Next Film Is Titled 'Nope'
"Jordan peele has released the title of his new thriller horror movie which is just called. Nope and i burst into laughter. Also because how many horror films have you watched where you just like. Don't do that or you know you just encounters there's like nope nope and then there was a i think there's even a guy co commercial or something where the guy goes up into the attic and there's like mannequins and it's scaring and he's like nope. Now thank you and the beautiful part for me is that that's my responsible horror movies. Nope
Looking for a good scare? Here are 12 of the best underrated horror movies you need to stream this Halloween
"Halloween season where all stuck at home no one's allowed to go trick or treating in some areas. No one's allowed to do a lot of things. A lot of areas now the other day I was sitting at home and I talked about this to go I was wanting to watch my cheesy horror movies and right now I. Think I'm trying to get I'm trying to get caught up on the Har Movies because my wife does not like horror movies. She does not like she's like they scare me and like on our movies today like modern day horror movies aren't like the horror movies like the junk scares that you that you were watching the Halloween the Friday, the thirteenth, which kind of cheesy after a certain point or any old school halloween movies that. Everyone was scared about I was like Oh my God murderer murderers, ones that really really get me and I'll eat them up. I'll eat them up all day long. I'll sit when my covers pulled all the way up through my nose is those paranormal activities if they could just do a whole bunch of those based in different areas and make me feel like they're real man I love that. I, love watching. Watch Houma God who that could happen that technically could happen. That's the way how a horror movies would scare me is technically that would happen Texas chainsaw massacre. Yes. Sure. If you're a bunch of dumb ass kids in the middle of Texas freighter Thirteenth Yeah No one's coming back from the dead, not yet and. Michael Myers escape from a mental institution. Yeah. That that that can happen somewhere. But not here, this company right here anytime they put their name on a movie. You know how you see the opening credit I say the opening credits the distributed by a such and such film bubble Blah broadcasting or whatever. If I ever see this right here on a movie I'm I'm what I'm already sold I'm watching it and it's bloom house productions b. l.. U. M. House productions, and it's got the low kids sitting in the corner and the the spinning rocking chair because they are a little bit more. Now, the concept of the movie could be really really simple. Really really basic but the way they shoot the movie The cinematography in the movie is always awesome. The music really really awesome. The cut scenes are really really good to the stories flow very, very well, and because of my film theater. And you're like I, don't know what Bloom House production is but you've seen them and here's a top list of all the ones that they started in two thousand. Twenty years ago. By a gentleman by the name, of Jason Blum Jason Blum has created divisions like horror movies, international, TV's and stuff but the horror movies are the ones that like the most and just to give you an idea of what kind of movies they put out you've seen them, you're ready. The first original purge is a bloom house production. Insidious Chapter Two is a blue house production dark skies. Let's see what else paranormal activity in two, thousand, fourteen, another purge the Ouija. Not Luigi Weedy G Board unfriendly, which I just watched the other day and if you watch on fronted it's on Netflix right now it's a really unique concept on how they made just your computer screen itself a horror movie. That's all you see is someone's computer screen and like skype calls, and then that's it. You don't there's no outside footage there's no cameras walking around the building there's no dubbed-in video leads it. Is. One hundred percent done on a computer screen and that's really cool I just watched it. The other day was on call him Fred. Scary nuts gary. It's unique. You just wanted to see it unfold. Let's see split. You know the movie with What's his name Shamlan Bloom House produced it get out with Jordan Peele Bloom House produced it Happy Death Day great movie insidious as you can see I'm. Going right down the list and then of course, the two thousand and twenty one that came out called the again that was a blue house production anytime I see a Blue House production they've got one coming out called the magic eight ball where they teamed up with Mattel film or Mattel films, Mattel the toy they're doing the magic eight ball, which is the one where you shake the ball and you. Could see. Oh my God. My Future Bloom House anything Bloom House has if you're looking for a Halloween a scary night of a theater and watching an extreme weird a lot of movies make you think a lot it's very unique how they approach their style. So anyways, that's Blue House
Coronavirus: Hollywood Filmmakers Issue Warning Theaters Are Facing Extinction
"This week. Some of Hollywood's biggest names names joining joining forces forces to to warn warn Congress Congress that that movie movie theatres theatres are are facing facing extinction. extinction. Jason Jason Nathan, Nathan, with with a a story story like like a a plot plot out out of of the the Avengers. Avengers. Dozens Dozens of of Hollywood Hollywood heavyweights heavyweights joining joining forces forces to save movie theaters. Clint Eastwood, Jordan Peele, Christopher Nolan, Lee Daniels, Martin Scorsese, Greta Gerwig andMe or sending a letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House, asking them to work together on cinema stimulus cinemas. Support millions of jobs, the letter states. But now we fear for their future, and it warns that the country can't afford to lose the social, economic and cultural value Theaters provide multiplexes have been mostly empty since the start of the pandemic.
2020 Fall Movie Preview
"Hi everybody I am Peter Travers and welcome to this special edition of Popcorn where creed you all the movies opening between Labor Day and New Year's Eve I know wait what aren't we in a pandemic Will really be moved this fall and theaters to show them in I mean the answer to both those questions is a huge. Yes. Sixty two percent of all US theaters are open now and there's going to be more to come covid permitting, of course, and those movies that can't make it to the multiplex will be available for rental or streaming in sickness and in health people, you can't keep a good movie down. So let's start with the blockbusters that are out there. Number one is tenant. Brain Teasing epoch from Dark Knight Director. Christopher. Nolan. That's geared to fire up the fall season and in theaters and with your mask and distancing in place you can strap in for this kind of Christopher Nolan throw ride and watch the spy master he's played by John David Washington give James Bond a run for his money you know you just have to. Get your head around the physics in this movie. Maybe don't know about how you can go forward and backwards in time at the same time I don't know either I was a little confused by that but you'll be glued to the visual miracles that are on screen here every cent of tenants two, hundred, million dollars production budget shows up onscreen Eisele popped. Jaw dropped pulses. Oh, pound all that good stuff movies and back baby. So what else do we have? We have Moulin which is out there right now and you'll check in Disney plus to watch this because it's not in theaters but you can rent it and you could see live action film of the Disney animated hit about a young woman who disguises. Herself as a man to replace her sick father in the Imperial Army the new moon is not musical and there's no comic relief from eating Murphy as the Voice of a fast talking dragon named Moo Shu. This is not that kind of movie. There's no whitewashing but using Western actors in the drawn from Chinese legend and as Rouland the astounding Lou ye. Leads in Asian cast that includes martial arts icon jet. Li is the emperor up and China's leading actress Gong Li as shape shifting witch who teaches on how to survive and prosper in a man's world. Look move on is not your typical princess. She's a warrior fighting for her place in the world prepare to be well. Next up wonder woman one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, the sequel to the two thousand seventeen smash that made a star of Gal. Gadot, remember her places the DC comics immortal wonder woman into the cold. War where she does battle with the media tycoon played by Pedro Pascal and the villainous Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig always to me an asset in any movie Chris. Pine also returns Steve Trevor The American. Pilot that one woman loves I know didn't he die the last time during World War? One people you gotta go with this this is Hollywood. So if we can borrow wonder woman's last sube truth for a moment, credibility isn't the issue here. It's the show stopping stunts engineered by returning director Petty Jenkins executed by Godot, and she's a formal Israeli military structure. So you know you're in for a really good time. Next up is black widow look wonder woman has competition already. You know we've been waiting since spring for Marvel to let its first solo black widow epic out of storage and into theaters. Now, the wait is over Scarlett. Johansson is back in action as Natasha Romanoff Aka black widow. She's the Russian assassin with no superpowers road just skills she's like the female Batman this Prequel looks back, Arjun story in it's a doozie forints pugh is there as Natasha, surrogate says sister and Rachel Vice is the leader of this black widow organization. It's not just one black widow you can become a black widow tells witness business. So Watch your back wonder woman next up candyman there's nothing like the Primo horror. Film to get us all back in the dark of a theater where we can scream bloody hearts out behind a mask of course, end with get outs Jordan peele writing the screenplay. This direct sequel to nineteen ninety two's cult fright fest stars Watchmen Emmy nominee Jadu Martine the second as a visual artist drawn back to those housing projects in Chicago's Cabrini-green where he was born now the whole place is gentrified beyond recognition but the green is still haunted by Candyman Tony Todd an urban legend who still kills anyone who summoned him by saying his name five times. Okay. Altogether now with me candyman candyman candyman candyman candyman, we did it. So I'm looking around here to see if some him up. Okay next up no time to die look no red blooded movie Fan is GonNa Think of missing Daniel. Craig's fifth and final outing James Bond you know for my money Craig and Sean Connery are in dead heat for the best bond ever. This one directed by Kerry from Gonzaga who did true detective from Script Co written get this by sleeping bags phoebe Wall Rich Daniel Craig asks for her because he really wants a little feminist touch to this. This is the. Twenty fifth, all seven Cape and you know this is a record and we're GONNA lose Daniel Craig. But in the movie James Bond's been retired for five years and he gets called back in. You know that's what happens to everybody from the Godfather on. You know Bohemian Rhapsody oscar-winner. Rami ballot plays the facially scarred villain named SAFM and he's described the director as more dangerous than anyone bond has ever encounter. Man How about you?
Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” star, has died in Los Angeles at 43
"Stunned by the surprise news. A Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, is death from colon cancer. At the age of 43 more from ABC is Jason Nathan Seuin actor and director Jordan Peele, speaking for many when he wrote on Twitter quote, this is a crushing blow. Referring to the shocking news Friday night The Chadwick Boseman had died. Jimmy Fox writes that Toe lose this beautiful black king renders me weak. Bozeman's Last tweet was a picture of him in Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris. She tweets that she's heartbroken and her fellow Howard University, Bison was brilliant, kind Learned and humble. He left too early, but his life made a difference. I'm
'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43
"Reaction's pouring in as Hollywood is stunned by the surprise news of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is death from colon cancer at the age of 43 more from ABC is Jason Nathan Seuin actor and director Jordan Peele, speaking for many when he wrote on Twitter quote, this is a crushing blow. Referring to the shocking news Friday night The Chadwick Boseman had died. Jimmy Fox writes that Toe lose this beautiful black King renders me weak. Bozeman's Last tweet was a picture of him in Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris. She tweets that she's heartbroken and her fellow Howard University, Bison was brilliant, kind Learned and humble. He left too early, but his life made a difference.
Jordan Peele's Next Horror Project Is Announced
"Peele has already cemented his status as the new king of thought provoking horror with back-to-back hit movies and get out an awesome, and he's just found his new project in the genre teaming up with red hot insecure star each array for sinkhole. The film will be based on a short story of the same name about family decides to move on into their. Dream Home despite the mysterious sinkhole in the backyard that ends up being able to fix broken things before the deal was made was a bidding war for rights to the story but at its core of the stories about female identity and since Jordan is a master of metaphorical overtones in his horror, it was a natural fit sinkhole expected to shoot next year
"jordan peele" Discussed on Slate's Working
"Yes. A G major seventh right at this point get your your emotion across right? No. I always ask the director what emotions or what actions. Do you want the music to tell the audience at this point because. I don't want visual artists to have to speak in musical language. It's my job to take what they tell me what they're feeling and translated into music. So I encourage them rather than to try to use language they're uncomfortable with to just speak the way they would speak to an actor. Or to cinematographer or any other of the crafts they collaborate with. To, just to hear someone speak about what they're feeling. We're thinking without them trying to process it. It's you get a much more accurate impression about what's going to be correct I think. This is so fascinating to me because it just makes me feel very curious about how do you actually learn how to do that right. 'cause someone is giving you information and then you have to sort of process it into your art form and language, and then give it back to them, and then they have to listen to it and say. Yes. This is actually this thing that I was thinking or this isn't the thing I was thinking, but it's better or nope never mind. You Know How do you learn how to do that especially since you're working with different artists each time who have a different vocabulary it's a you've summed up the whole challenge right there. I mean, those of us who? Right, or create anything. There's kind of two brains. There's creator and the critic, and the critic is the one we use. Every day tells us what close to put on and how we feel about is this room to warm and. What are we going to have for lunch and all these judgments need to make a function. But when you're creating that voice what can actually shut down every good idea you've ever had. To learn to let the creative voice, just do something without explanation and justification and kind of let that bloom for awhile, and then only then after the flower has had some water and some Sun, do you WanNa let that critical voice that you use every day have at it. To say, well, this is the flower, but it could be so much different needs to be a different color at it needs to be taller needs to be the leaves are the wrong shape. But if there is no flower, your critic doesn't get to make those judgments. So how that relates to a filmmaker is that you you have to be the creator in create based on what they're looking for, and then allow them to have that voice that says I love it, and it needs to be totally different. Except that as I mean. One of the notes Corey Finley gave me was that. is a piece called eye contact, which is in a love scene and my first version of it is he said it to me and he's he he takes me said, I contact is insanely gorgeous. Can you change the first three chords? What did he want out of those first three courts? What it was doing is that it was too dark. It was very. In this scene there's there's a lot of. At least one of the characters is in a lot of conflict internally which he doesn't express but. The it's clearly going on and so I was feeling that responding and. In his mind in the way it was planning for him was that the music was implying that there was something darker in the scene then the audience should really be feeling at that point. And these are differences in shades of emotion I. Mean it's really like for I, think for a writer, it's like talking about adjectives and they're all synonyms in a sense. But actually, if you really get down to it, they're entirely different. Right. And so so you're looking at were in the right we're in the right color, Palette? We know that it's a shade of blue. Indigo or is it aquamarine or is it navy or is it midnight and when you're really looking at blue? Those things are world apart. It strikes me that you know sometimes the film music is getting us into the point of view of a specific character and sometimes it's outside of it. You Know How do you negotiate that? Are you thinking frank to sewn frank too soon feeling right now I, have to express that in strings. Point of view is a really important. Part of deciding what music works for a scene is that. The music can't take the point of view of everybody in the scene. It's It's got it depicts something and is that an overview or is it from one character I found that a lot of directors really. Want to make sure that we the audience are able to experience the film from the main characters feelings. And so you can as a film composer, you can never go wrong by thinking what is the lead character feeling in this moment and coming from from that point of view. But. There are also times when what that characters feeling is may be different than the rest of the scene, and then it's worth thinking about you know coming from another point of view of the scene Also the question is, are you how much foreshadowing are you doing? Are you letting us know that something bad is about to happen or that this is purely as appears in this moment and and so. These are all things that you as a composer talk about extensively with the director because just how it lands to you could be. Either totally different than the director sees it or Different than the director is wanting the audience to see it. So sometimes, you're helping portray emotion that may not in A. In a scene that's dry with no music and. An emotion that may not be readily apparent just from looking on the screen. Right. So it's almost like the music provides the subtext in that in that moment, the the. Truth behind the encounter music frequently is the subtext rather than the test and it strikes me that this is a particular challenge with us the Jordan Peele film because you have to antagonistic groups combating each other and how does the Music Express point of view when you have two opposing point of us at. I imagine that's like part of the creative challenge of doing that film. Yes. So so how we from the beginning you know and as you mentioned, Jordan is someone who likes to start hearing music in pre-production while in fact, while he may still be working on the script of the film because he comes with a whole world, he imagines a world and the story he imagined the music and as much as he imagines the characters and the setting. So. The first thing he said to me about us was he said, well, obviously, it's about duality. So give me some instruments that don't belong together. You know just Gimme some some duets of things that don't go together. And I I had read the script. So these were inspired by the film. But when I sent them to Jordan I, didn't tell him which seem they were. Because I didn't want my conception to limit him. What if he liked them? I. Figured he would you know they would speak to him in some way that related to the film. So I think that virtually the the Demo I did is actually in the film during when The family is it's called beach walk and you see them. Walking down the beach and it's supposed to be a happy day at the beach but the music's really troubling and unsettling and that was. The basis of it was actually just the demo I did without seeing any film. One of the things you have to do within this of course, is actually figuring out what the melody is actually figure out. What are the notes that are going to be played and.
"jordan peele" Discussed on Slate's Working
"So much of my job is to channel the emotions of the lead character. I write frightening music because I genuinely frightened by the things that are going on at the screen and the characters don't know what's happening and that's why they're terrified and I want to make sure that the music is every bit as good an actor as the actress. Got, express, the emotion music as well as they do in their bodies voices. Welcome back to working I'm your host Ramona alum and I'm your other host Isaac Butler. And the other voice we just heard was the composer Michael abels Isaac do our listeners know Abel's work even if they don't know his name I, guess that they one hundred percent know at least some of his work Michael Abels, his actually worked in a lot of different forms. He's worked in live concert music and things like that. But he is actually best known for his film scores his first one of which was for a little film called get out which guessing our listeners have seen He's also collaborated with Jordan peel on Peel's follow up to get out which was us. And he's done a couple of other movies including the recent and I think highly recommended by both you and me the recent HBO Film Badge Occasion. So bad education, which you say is an HBO film it's based on. A real life scandal that happened in a sort of fancy public school district on long. Island. Is such a delight it's one of those movies I sat and watched. Without knowing much about it and Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney give these really. Lovely performances that are. Sort of like anthropologically accurate but not mocking there's something kind of sincere in their depiction of suburban Long Island and it's a really interesting movie and one of the things. So when when you mentioned to me, you're going to have this conversation with Michael and you mentioned that he had done this film I remember saying to you like Oh. Yes. That makes a lot of sense it is. A film in which the score feels I wouldn't want to say that it feels overly present or something like that like that's not the point but it is a film where I certainly noticed the music. Yes. Absolutely. In the music kind of moves in two different modes. One of them is this kind of pastiche of baroque and romantic classical music. There's some Beethoven and Mozart references in there. As well as other composers, but there's also this other part of the music though which is this sound that we talked about at the very top of the interview an attract that if you're listening to the soundtrack is called come quick. which underscores some of the film's tensest moments and you don't even think of it as necessarily musical when you first hear it but it of course has been carefully sculpted by its composer. It's my understanding that Michael. Labels has kind of an amazing backstory. Yes, certainly. So when Michael Abels came to work on get out, he was actually the head of the Music Program of Exclusive Private K through twelve school and Jordan Peele was very dedicated to the idea that the film was going to have black collaborators on it, and that he was going to find a black composer for the film and as Michael and I discuss later on in the interview, there were not a huge number of African American film composers. was searching for one. He actually found on youtube a live performance of a piece of Michael's called urban legends. and. and. Off of that thought that he would be a good fit and had you know I think someone from? Remember correctly reach out to Michael and. They you know hit it off and the rest is history. That is such an extraordinary story and it really it reminds me of the conversation had two main Davis the director who's big break in directing for television came because the director every had seen. Film that domain had made in her youth. There's so much to be said for the importance of people who attain success kind of holding the door open for other people, and that's that's a lovely story and it's it's wonderful that Michael was able to kind of find his home in film because clearly he's very adept at what does yes, I agree it's a lovely story but I but I also think It reminds me of another interview you did Remond and that it also has to make us think of all the people deserving of these kinds of jobs who did not get these kinds of jobs because of the institutional barriers erected against people of color you know, and it is a a reminder for people that sometimes because of those barriers in order to find the right candidate. And in order to find the right candidate who may not come from the standard background, you have to resort to unconventional means searching Youtube for you know interesting black composers is not the conventional way that you find a composer for your big. Breakthrough horror film? and. So I think it's a great story, but there is also this sort of other side of it that we should acknowledge. Right, but it speaks to appeals commitment to using the advantage that was hard one even for him optioned it is a reminder that like I mean the score for us and the score forget are so beautiful that it's a reminder that. The pipeline that conventional pipeline doesn't always necessarily provide the best people right there. There can be great talent lurking if you're willing to actually just go out and look for absolutely and as will here that's something that Michael's dedicating a large amount of energy to changing. Honestly, this interview is so good I. Think we ought to just get to it and we'll let Michael Able speak for himself..
"jordan peele" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead
"Wow I. didn't think this would be until. It's the same exact thing. I. Got Damaged I would definitely marry a claim. Because why would you not? Want that my entire life from death to do I part? Yes, and then I would fun comedy because comedy is great, but it cannot be my main. Because comedy creates terrible people. It has so many. Checks and I just don't want to be a part of that and then I would have to unfortunately kill off the grade, which is something that I love love tension. Meant. I only want when I wanted it, yes. I'm like you know it's like. Hey, this is the week that I go to New Mexico and I do my thing, and then I come back in New Mexico and I'm like Oh! Mexico while I'm on my phone. I? Want to be on the grade, but I don't want anybody to be on migrates is beyond like. Hey, this is like. I'm going to give you content, but I'm going to ask I. Am the grid I am I am the? Only. and. It's all you can help for and. Speaking to hope. No actually no, I don't think that's it I tried. speaking speaking of its. Before make a judgment, we like to ask you if you have any last words any last thoughts feelings about joining appeal. Ultimately I just think he's a great example. And an icon and I only hope to be someone else's Jordan Peele. One day I. Really Love that Olivia. I love that we're doing someone who. Is kind the there's so much time left. You know there's like we. There's so much more that he is obviously going to do. Because sometimes we don't. We talk about people who have like a really big like a like a wealth of content for us to dive into and with him. It's like were obviously he's proven himself, but there's so much. It's cool that we can call him. In icon so early at school, and like he were really like calling this shop, but it's like Ali having a judgment I anna. Lebron..
"jordan peele" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead
"Why we have to say about that. And that's our frigging. Bang Bang on the gun. AVAL. Interesting, governing Oh And we love you for that. will. Love is taking little moments of Mr Appeals Life and a little game. We like to go. Fuck Mary Kill. Okay I have something I would like to talk about. That might be a fuck Mary kill. Jordan peele mixed excellence. A white mom. It has someone with the white moths. Representation with a white moment of blood, yes. I would just like to throw that into the Rang A. And you think just like him being missing. Yeah like having a white Ma. Where do we were? We kind of sit with that. you could say no, you can say no. Toss it to you. To get, don't put him in a weird spot. One of my supposed to say. About. Just talk about like no including it in Fuck Mary. Hill I thought you know sorry. Sorry I don't know. Like get out key impel white mom. I love that I always just like. What's your opinion? I gotTA. Wear I understand where we were like. People can have white mobs I guess that's. If I was like having a white mom is disgusting now. I hated my experience. To, White Women You Birth Mixed Zealander. Only I with a white husband and a green lawn. To have children. I think people do so. That is how I feel. It's not. Also people to Horny men on the Internet I think he was jacking off as he was writing. But it's only week message with your left hand while you Jack. On the IPAD. Surface pro, so he's got the whole keypads. He's like on the plastic. Turns tracking it okay, so okay so Kim Nope, Campell. So, let's say like the comedic circle. The dramatic circle. And having a white. That was just an idea. I had. A your dicta to have. White Mom being mixed. I just WanNa know I thought we hadn't brought it up. I think it's interesting that he. Key both yes, it's true I bonded over there like white mom experience, and that would be my way into the door. With bill that was about. Crazy is very interesting because of the do of always related to Jordan more. Just because Gigi seemed more happy to be runway in crying. And.
"jordan peele" Discussed on Iconography with Ayo Edebiri and Olivia Craighead
"Human. Human beings it is this and like. The. Like the idea that like there aren't a funny people in literally every single community on Earth, anyway, people I know are like the truly that people who stayed back in Boston, an are like my friends who are like nurses, unlike like business accountants and I'm also like. Please keep doing that because if you learn how to do this job, I will be out of a job because you're the funniest. Person I know and you can roast meat like when I'm back home so like I'm so quiet like all my friends are like talking roasting me and I'm like I've got nothing to say. Is the funniest person I know and she just wants to do number anymore. So mad like there's so many friends I have and I think that's the big thing. I've been trying to impart on people. Is that like within this industry? White men have trick people into thinking that is hard. And I'm just like every time I. Go home. I'm like I. Don't have no idea like if you are just had the resources to these rooms, jock and smash. Shops who don't know. Yet or not, but the got the job because they were there. Yeah, like if you you're a Jesus their like you would be able to do this, so it's crazy but I think there's such a strength. We've talked about this before I. Think Separate. Talk, how can we? Talked about this, but this thing being like okay cool like you were, you were not. We're not including me the equation. That's fine, but now that means that I had to know all my shit and I had to learn yours so like you don't understand like now I'm. I'm twice as fuck. Rid Got Everything. Yes! I'm an all. Right and I have no choice but to fucking destroy now because that's what I wanNA. I decided that's what I want. I want to work hard at this thing and I'm GonNa Yeah. Gorgeous end. Now, with that a gorgeous little segue question, real Mad TV Kip. I was yeah. It's crazy. Because a lot of people grew up Saturday night live, and where I grew up as a hood of Chicago that was a white people show. Yeah, so we just didn't watch TV was fantastic. I still watch level youtube because it's so matinees, so they're parodies were superb. Superb, there's lots perfect great. I am think one some of the first at least from like also like viral videos from a show that I like actually cared about were from mad TV and one. Are you thinking about the one with a key and Peele, where they're the two gay gangsters where the to your fingers, and that was I remember being in computer class. Alanna God had you come. On my friend went on. Youtube I think this was also before like. Through it on the ground, maybe or maybe I just cared about it more. But it. It was that sketch I remember. We were all hiding around the computer because they like kids, we're like. This! See this. You know that I remember just loving their sketches because it. It felt accessible the in an genuinely funny in a way that I was like. Yeah, this this matters. was like a Combo of like. And I don't like this term by urban news, but also like pure like silliness, and he'd be like this is what I this feels ray. What's so crazy to me about mad TV? Is that like whenever people are like? Doesn't have a diverse cast, and then it's like. Mad TV had a diverse cast the whole show they're like. Oh, we just don't have the talent. There's talent there like it literally is. It was on TV Jordan Peele. US Now. When they were looking for an Obama. Near like you know who will be greeted this. Entire. So Psych. Are. was also raised I also auditioned for as and do not get it, and this is why folklore during pill. same girl. You didn't see the star, and now we have to show them, and he already did. Now is my time to be like Oh i. don't need those Ms..
The Monster Movie Hall of Fame and 'The Invisible Man'
"Later in the show. I'll have an interview with Lebron L. The writer director of the new updated edition of the invisible man. A movie that shifts the perspective of the classic horror movie to the victim in this case played by the Amazing Elizabeth Moss when Elsa Clever Jonah craftsman and we had a fun chat about how he's reinventing the work of the historic universal monster movies and some of his aides filmaker. Heroes like James Cameron and Paul Hogan and John Carpenter but I I am joined by ringer contributor and one of the best film minds around Adam Neiman. Thanks for joining me Adam. Thanks for having me Adam. We're here to build another wing in the movie hall of fame. Today we said post and beam on the monster movie hall of fame. Now you know monster. Movies are tricky because there are two distinctions between them. One is your classical scare movie that enrapture audiences but maybe doesn't really mean very much and then. The other is the load-bearing bearing metaphorical monster that communicate something to the world about maybe it's ills or human psychology or things of that nature I assume that you are more fan of the latter. But May maybe that's not the case. I think I'm a fan of the ladder when it's less calculated You know the the joke I liked to tell his one day. Someone's GonNa make really good specific movie about a social problem like documentary and then at a press conference the director. She's going to be like this movie's a metaphor for zombies and just waiting for someone to do but I mean I think that in the last couple years because you have some like Jordan. Peele who has spoken not in terms of monster movies but in terms of horror movies. He's talked about you. Know his office for those social thrillers or Social Horror Movies and the metaphorical dimension to them. And so you know because monsters are a subset of horror movies as you say a delivery device for for scares those streams often do cross but yeah. I think some of the best monster movies of all time are definitely ones where monsters represent something whether it's something inside or outside society or something inside or outside people but I'm also just a a big fan of movies. Where like spooky things jump out at people in eat them? So it's a IT'S A. It's a fine balance before we get started on constructing this this list that we've put together here. Do you remember your first monster movie experience at the movie. That felt like a monster movie to me and I mean it it is a monster is when Pinocchio gets swallowed by the whale. Oh yeah which is. Obviously you know I mean there's a biblical reference there to to Joan in the whale and it's You know like for for for kids. Who Who who see Pinocchio? That whale is just nightmarish and terrifying and and gigantic. I mean my dad. I think that's the first movie he ever told you to. Took me to it. Just absolutely scared the hell out of me that and the giant squid in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. Same thing oh great both Some Disney spun con there. Well done by in and and you. Well I'm thinking about Pinocchio as you say it and the thing that scared me more than the whale is the sequence in which the boys turn into donkeys boys which is just absolutely disturbing and also kind of metaphorical in its way Not to put too fine a parasite point on it I'm trying to think of my first true scary movie experience. I feel like what I got two young Frankenstein before I got to Frankenstein in. It's funny. How when something like that happens how it can obscure your relationship to movies and I think it actually made me Not so much scared movie theaters but just just sort of happy and smiling and laughing. I tend to laugh at horror movies and monster movies because I get kind of perverse thrill out of them and I so I if young Frankenstein. Ken Count that would be. That would be my number one. I mean obviously. I saw a bunch movies that we'll talk about here on this list that a very young age. And maybe that's an opportunity to just go right into it. So here's what we're going to do. We'RE GOING TO GO CHRONOLOGICALLY. So there's a long history. I would say monster. Movies are essentially as old as movies themselves. So we're going to try to walk through. Essentially I don't know eighty ninety years of movie history and try to capture. What are the absolute most representative interesting compelling fascinating monster movies ever made and the monsters? I think the conversation should really be about the monsters inside of the movies and why they're so effective as devices for either sending those messages or just scaring the shit out of us. So you chosen five. I've chosen five. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA Ariffin vamp little bit. Why don't you give me your first pick going all the way back to the nineteen thirties? Sure and you know it's interesting because now when we've got it arranged chronologically we've got this this interesting blindspot which. Kinda be filled in as we go along. Which is we've both bypassed. The true initial cohort of Universal Monster. Movies right the very late twenties very early thirties because the first movie on my list is King Kong. So I have bypassed Dracula Frankenstein you know bride of Frankenstein Which are all these enduring literary properties that have been made and remade for a long time and I think the thing about King Kong. It just feels like the primal scene for me of monster as spectacle because he's not human sized right. He's not an actor costume he's not You know someone doing an accent or wearing makeup. He's a special effects creation and the thing about the original King Kong. Every time I watch it is. It is just so spectacular visually. In an analog era. You know the the integration of those stop motion special effects into old sets and the exaggerated camera angles on the actors and just the the surrealism of it. I've read that. The actual surrealists the the practicing artists within that within that movement re huge fans of King Kong for one thing. 'cause monster just keeps changing size. You know it's inconsistent it's inconsistent but it's also just stunning because from scene to scene you know when he's just represented by giant hander giants foot or the close ups on the is and then you can also still cut backing these establishing shots and seeing him in these different environments and. I think it's the way also that it goes from this primal island to this urban city. The monster in his home context. And then sort of you know thrashing around in the middle of maternity causing chaos. It's just like the deepest the deepest core horror fantasy. You know that that that I can think of I. I just think it's absolutely astonishing and I never tire of watching it. It's funny I think a lot of the monsters on our list Get repeated and reused and re contextualize over and over again the thing with King Kong is is the actual character of King Kong comes up over and over and over and over again. We're getting another King Kong movie this year. And for whatever reason I would say between King Kong and Godzilla. Those are really the only two significant monsters that we never tire of somehow. That don't don't expire. You know I think that the idea behind what King Kong represents and there's obviously been an extraordinary amount of both academic critical just fun writing about What happens when colonialists enter a less developed world and attempt to steal things from it But in addition to that it is this grand spectacle and we talk a lot on the show about is. It doesn't move. You have a reason to be seen in a movie theater. Then I feel like the original King. Kong is is one of the landmark achievements and you have to see this on a giant screen. There's nowhere else for to be seen. We'll for sure. I maybe just in terms of bridging King Kong with those other brand name monsters of the period he in genders the same kind of complex sympathy. That you have with Boris. Karloff Frankenstein. Right I mean you even have a rhyme in those two movies wherein Frankenstein. He picks the little girl up by the river without doing what he's doing. And you know drowns her accidentally and certainly king kongs intentions towards Aren't violent. They're they're in his sort of chivalrous or desirous or somewhere in between there. I think the reason he endures an even the point that God's Zilla as a character eventually got bent in King kongs direction because the original godzillas dot anthropomorphized sympathetic at all. And then over the years. And they made Godzilla more like King Kong. I think being inside that sort of like destructive force but you're also misunderstood and you're more a victim of circumstance than anything else that's a really appealing escapist fantasy for filmgoers even thinking the original King Kong as terrifying as it is and as brutal as the violences like a people have never seen it. He smush is people into Goo on screen. You know You're still with him and I think that that's a really great monster. Movie needs on some kinds of great monster movies that you need that possible level of identification or sympathy. So it's not just purely a nightmare. I think the original King Kong does that just just amazingly well. So you're next pick actually doesn't do the former thing that you were just describing which is there's no crushing there's no Gu. There's no absolute violence of a kind in your next week. What's your next movie? The next movie I have is is cap. People which is part of a cycle of really low key atmospheric horror movies produced in the mostly in the nineteen forties. Bhai guy named Val Luton and I would say that if you get a chance to see Ken. Jones documentary thou loot man in the shadows. I think it's the best documentary I've ever seen about a filmmaker at particularly about how Luton changed horror movies by using the lack of a budget. And the lack of franchise -able characters. You Know He. He didn't have the roster that universal was working with all these all star. You know horror icons so he made it less more. It's the it's the the the the cinema of of of suggestion and scary around the edges. But it's also movie about people transforming into cats I. It's a booby that plays the the ambiguity of is this or isn't this real up. You know for for a long time but it really does give over to the idea that the main character the heroin does when stimulated or afraid you know actually transform into A cat due to this this this Eastern European mysticism and it's also a movie. I'm sure they'll come later. That gets remade in the eighties and completely liberalised because instead of just talking with someone turning into a cat or remembering someone turning into a cat you actually see it on screen with with special effects and it's It's less effective to me. Do you do you like the Paul schrader version that you're describing the eighties version. I like the Paul schrader version. Because it's wild acid trippy. Paul schrader horror movie. And it's it's glory and it's actually not as full-on like latex hydraulic special effects. His other movies from the period. But I I love the original are you are you. Are you fond of the delude films directed by Jacques Turner? Who did a bunch of the other ones is it a? Is it a a a source of Phantom for you it is? I saw cat people and the Leopard men in a couple of them many many years ago and then actually over Halloween this year my wife and I were looking and you know as I get older Halloween. Getting more and more difficult to program. If we're not gonNA rewatch something. But we watched a couple movies. We watched The criterion collection had the ghost ship which I had never seen which I thought had. It has a very similar approach to kind of What's happening in the shadows? Which is most of his films are using that strategy of not showing the thing and then I watched by myself. The body snatcher and both of them. I thought were pretty great. I mean I this is also a case where I I. I probably saw Kent Jones's documentary before seeing any of the films and while that was a great thing for my film education it also kind of warped perception of the movie because I was seeing it as a kind of intellectual exercise in a way where I understood technique as opposed to some of these other movies that we're GonNa talk about here where I just happened to be nine years old when I saw it in a completely reorganized my brain chemistry in a way but I do like his movies. And especially this one that you've chosen well and then also just the last thing to say but it may be that because it's not special effects and spectacle it anticipates where horror movies would go in the sixties with the idea of the monster within right. I mean here. It's not a an invading apor vampire. It's the idea of a woman who's subconscious and her inner life motivates this transformations client about the link between monstrous and desire and monstrous and repression. Which is why it tends to be. You Know Pretty Beloved Academically but I mean by the sixties. Neither US talk about these movies. But you start having the idea of the human monster in movies like psycho or whatever else and you can kind of trace aligned from the way cat. People stages horror towards that stuff. I think I think that's right. And I think it's probably a capitals nifty double feature with the peg for this film the invisible man because that movie is also as much about.
Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honors at NAACP Image Awards
"And Liz was named entertainer of the year at the fifty first and double ACP image awards on Saturday Warner brothers legal drama just immersing meanwhile nearly swept all the top film awards taking home best motion picture ensemble best actor and Supporting Actor Lupita Nyongo was named Best Actress for Jordan Peele home invasion thriller us re andriana accepted the president's award for her philanthropy work in call for unity during her remarks on stage very cool yeah
Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail
"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well
Predicting the 2020 Oscars The Big Picture
"The time has come to predict the Ninety First Academy Awards. Amanda how are you feeling about this. I feel terrible as always I just. It's being wrong in public. It's my number one least least favorite thing. It's even worse than being wrong in private. We will closely tally. All of your failures on Oscar night. Because I'll be tweeting at you directly every time you get a choice wrong and then we'll also be rehashing. Those wrong choices here on the big picture live immediately. After the telecast which. I'm really excited about on Sunday night but before that we do you have to We have to pay it to the prediction. Gods and we're GonNa go through all twenty four categories here. Yes we are now. I'd like to preface that by saying as I worm my way through the back nine of illness. My voice may go at any moment here. In which case you're GONNA have to really carry the load cliff booth style okay. I was going to say that. That's just a good summation of Oscar season and at some point to talk myself out and officer does flailing filing in the dark possibly in silence. We're we're we're just trying to get to the finish line. I am hopeful that this will not be an immensely boring. podcast about predicting the Oscars because the Oscars may be boring. I will say this is by far far the easiest year in the history of my life predicting these awards okay. You know what. It's nice that you have confidence does not this and in life. Yes it is now that means okay. That means I couldn't logically see making any other choice that doesn't mean I feel that I am right okay about I guess I feel feel the same way. There were more categories that I could kind of fill in but I there are still so many to get wrong. It's just an opportunity to get things wrong. I can't had over emphasized how much I hate that. Feeling when you would finish an exam in ninth grade at the end of it when you and your classmates your little amend etes would would gather route and chat at the at the cafeteria table would you say. Would you be the person who would say. Oh my God I failed so bad. I didn't know anything. I failed. No okay okay no because I find that obnoxious and also because I had to have like my personal confidence that I was still going to defeat all of them. Were you sitting alone like a sociopath at the cafeteria table. No okay. I had some friends but I don't know we just talked about cross country or something. Well that sounds riveting okay. Let's go back to the Academy Awards. which which is the reason for this podcast? We're GONNA start at the beginning and at the place that we sort of blasphemed earlier on the show which is with shorts. I thought we were respectful. I I want people to go back. And listen and hear what we were saying which is not that they should be cut from the show and not that shorts aren't deserving but it is a different French exercise and I just think the it was interesting to try to get into the mind of what these winners would be because I think you're evaluating on different terms because it's a different type of film so let's just make a separate thing for the shorts and let everybody have their moment philosophically I agree. It's one of the few things about the sort of workaday nature of the Oscars that you and I ultimately agree on. There are three different categories for the shorts. There is best documentary short subject. Best Live Action Short film and Best Animated. We'll start with best documentary short subject. A very few people have seen these movies. I've seen some of them. I'm not going to pretend like I've seen all fifteen. Nominees Germany's shorts category. I just haven't I haven't had the time and I'm a bad person. I have had her but I have seen some of them I've seen some of them as well feel solid about. My choices will run through the the nominees for this first category in the absence by using John and Gary Byung Cam learning to skateboard in a war zone by Carol dicing her life overtakes me by Christine Samuelson. And John. Hatice Saint Louis Superman by Sri Mantra and sign ECON and walk run cha-cha by Lord. I think the overwhelming favorite favored in categories learning to skateboard in a war zone. As my pick that is awesome attack we can move on directly from there. Okay well I just don't think we should really make an attempt to talk about the quality control of these categories stories because we're just not the experts if you expertise are actually a ton of great pieces. I was reading some stuff on wire this week. About which of these shorts are serving which are not. There's a lot of great writing about the shorts. We respect the filmmakers acres. who made the shorts? It's not Medi Best Live Action Short Film Brotherhood by Mariam. Jabbour Nafta football club by the neighbors burs wooden window by Marshall Curry Saria by Bryan Buckley or sister by Delfin Gerard. I'm going with the neighbors Wendo. I want with Brotherhood. Okay that is the that's the oddsmakers favorite Brotherhood is. Yes yes so do you. Is there a reason why you you may may change. Because the neighbor's window is is the oddsmakers like upset favorite. What is that called? When it's the there's a favorite and then the underdog I guess so spoiler well in a group of five I was wondering anyway? It's number two and I think it's been in the conversation it's and it is accessible and and I just really do feel like especially people who are voting on these are sometimes just clicking through and being like oh I guess like this one I like to football club too and I feel like that has a chance I wouldn't wouldn't rule that out yet We'll have to wait and see. The oddsmakers are usually right in the shorts categories but it can't be guaranteed because these are highly unpredictable predictable because unlike a lot of the other words. We'll talk about here. There are not a lot of guild awards that predict these words. This is really the only three categories in which we have no no data to present ahead of what you know sort of what is leading the race. What is leading the charge? So we're flying blind quite a bit. which part of the reason why we're not gonNA spend too much time analyzing final category Gorriak shorts animated short To Sarah by Doria Kusturica hair. Love Matthew. Cherry Kit Bowl by Rosanna Sullivan memorable memorable by Bruno. Colette sister by CK Song Hair. Love is far and away. The favourite yes in this category. Matthew Cherry is very active twitter user. A lot of people know oh him used to work for Jordan Peele and monkey productions is a very short. I will be surprised this one out of all three. I would be the most surprised if it didn't win. I also picked love and it made me cry and under four minutes very effective I two can respond to animated films. Wow Yeah Erica. An incredible transition to our next category best animated animated feature the nominees are how to train your dragon the hidden world. I lost my body clause missing link and toy story for what did you go with. This was a last minute change and I. I don't know whether I should admit this. And the podcast bobby. Cut this if I'm breaking a Balazs but I haven't been advising a close best friend of mine on possible bets possible upsets and close friend. Yeah no it's it's a friend. The you know a friend who listens to the podcast and identified this category. I did go toy story for because I'm trying not to over. Think things but it does seem like it seems like there could be several no spoilers. Actually there's a lot of arrows pointing at clause right now. Yeah clause just won a BAFTA clause one Annie Award Clauses clearly admired tired. Mommy animating filmmaking community I don't WanNa Toy Story. Movies went to movies. Come out. That was kind of my reasoning toy story. Three was nominated for best picture which feels like a thousand years ago but this is truly one of the most storied movie franchises ever. This sounds like a silly thing to say about a toy story movie but it is a fact there have and four films are hugely successful. The characters are beloved ingrained in popular culture. And I genuinely think toy story. Four is very very very good animated film and might might mark the end of a certain period of Pixar because not just the machinations that have happened over the years with Disney but obviously all of the sort of incredibly fraught stuff. That's happened with John. LASSETER over the years in the development stage for these movies. It's just if you look at the Pixar movies that are coming There are a lot of new properties and there are a lot of new voices that are getting to make those movies toy story. Four is old school tried and true early. Two Thousand Steve Jobs Era Pixar. That's where it comes from and and I think they're going to recognize that we could be wrong. We're GONNA find out we're both going to a story for best documentary feature the nominees. Are American factory. The Cave you've the edge of democracy foursome and honey land. What did you choose? I chose American factory as that. I'm not feeling confident. I'm not either but I wanted to die on this hill because I love this film. We gave this film best picture we really did Alternate Oscars about that this morning and I was so happy. What a lovely little title space? That was where we just got to talk about the things we liked terrifically. Well made movie. I think All of the movies in this category are are well-made. I shouldn't be surprised by how overwhelmingly serious every film is in this category every year and how issues oriented a lot of these films are it's been interesting to see. I thought when the nominations were announced honeywood play spoiler spoiler the fact that it has representation in this category and also in the next category. We're GONNA talk about. It's just unusual. That's never happened before. And so that shows a lot of support for that movie. I thought that would play spoiler over the last couple of months. Foam seems to be gaining steam for some just one at the Baptist over the weekend. We'll have to wait and see my my choices also American factory. This is part of what I mean here about saying. This was an easy choice to make because it seems like a logical choice. It's an American story. Also International Scott Got Barack Obama's thumbprint on it which I think is key weirdly meaningful. You know we. We never talked about Kobe. Bryant's passing on the show and I don't think there's a ton of reason to but obviously. Kobe was an Oscar winner. And you know some people love his film but it was a lot easier to understand his film in the purposes of his film that won best animated short. I think it's called your basketball because this was connected to Kobe. Bryant and I think people will actually look at American factory and think of Barack Obama and correlate in the same way like that is how this business works in many ways. So I'm going American factory if you told me Any of these films were GonNa win. I genuinely would not be suppressed. Don't don't bet on this category advice this category also just the nominations itself were a bit of surprise is because Apollo eleven which had been so dominant at so many awards coming up to the nominations is not included. One Nation was also in the mix and is not included so it could go a lot of different ways and I guess my strategy throughout is has been to play it safe to go with the most obvious choice and that's important because it's been like a pretty obvious yes award season thus far but we could easily be wrong. The Oscars always has a couple of surprises as it always does now. I would prefer if those surprises happened in some of the later categories and then some of the earlier categories for the sake of national entry but in all likelihood this year they're going to come in categories like this let's go to best international feature a category will not have any surprises whatsoever. The five nominees are Corpus. Christi Honey Land Les Miserables Painting Glory Parasite Yes parasite will win this award. Award parasite is a winner. This is the not the last time. We'll talk about parasite on this podcast. We can continue to go forward great visual effects. This is the category that I like to call. Sean doesn't know anything I think I get this wrong every year. That's because you always pick marvel movies and they've never WANNA love moral. Yeah congratulations not not Without some questioning questions some of their choices and frankly their visual effects are sometimes not. I've never good
Fooling Computer Vision
"By now I have to assume. Most listeners are aware of deep fakes. Not just because we've covered deep fakes on this show before but if you show an interest for anything anything related to data and or skepticism you must know about the advances in technology that have been pretty impressive in creating videos that were not actual captures. There's a reality. Most people's first introduction to this idea was the video with comedian Jordan peele effectively puppeteer in the then president Barack Obama talking about out the dangers of deep fake technology. Maybe for some of you your first introduction was a bit more. NSF W and with the advent of any technology like doc deep fakes which just to be totally clear as the ability to kind of mask a different face onto a body. That doesn't belong to that face. Or just otherwise edit the content of identity a photo will these technologies are very much coming of age. Interestingly you never hear too much about the let's say positive or anonymity angle of this. You know someone who wants to release something to the world but not have their face identified could look like a real person person but obscure it in some way or let's go directly to the princess lay appearance in the recent star wars films deep fakes or not all bad even though they can like anything certainly be used maliciously so with any malicious tool the first questions. Really well can. We detect usage of that tool. Is there a categorical way. We can identify video. US fake or not fake and like all good questions. The answer is maybe I read good deal research on ways of detecting this one of the ways is it was sort of interesting to me. Initially was a researcher that in the case of very high fidelity cameras was able to detect blood pressure in the images by really amplifying amplifying certain parts of the signal you could notice subtle changes related to I guess the temperature of the human body. You're just things were we radiate as beings and and the deep fake systems you know these things developed based on generative adversarial networks things that have a discriminator in generator that our adversary competing competing to see who can make the best forgeries and who can spot the forgeries will these systems. They sometimes take a bit of a shortcut. They don't notice things like the subtle presence of blood pressure or as we covered on the show last year. That something interesting like the blinking of a face was not something Ganz out of box did and that on the surface surface that seems like a great detection technology as my guest in that episode will remind. You only took a little bit of time until the forgers were able to incorporate that into their systems and start producing deep fakes. which in fact did blink ultimately the detection of deep fake seems to be sort of maybe a bit of an asymptotically failed strategy? Gee if I went outside right now and I don't know set fire to my neighbor's house. If you filmed me doing that you would have a video of me setting fire into my neighbor's house which I'm sure why me jail Wednesday. That video was just a collection of bits of information in computers are getting quite good at generating very specialized sequences of bits of information. Seeing is no longer believing at least when you're seeing is delivered on Youtube or an MP before file or the equivalent and that's why video and images have always been a little bit curious to me. There is such a wide potential space of possible images in videos. That could be shown. We're going to talk a lot this season about gant's and fooling images and all these sorts of topics especially as they relate to our general theme. You of model interpret ability but I thought the best way to kick this off might be to talk about what fighting chances we have. If I'm right in fighting faces an asymptotically Alex's losing battle well we might not yet be at the point of inflection. So while they're still chance in the spirit of Sarah Connor maybe we can fight back a little bit against. It's the machines. Welcome to Davis skeptic interpret ability podcast asked about machine learning fooling images and the right to be ignored at least by an algorithm my guest today is vp Van rance today in our main segment sygmunt. We discussed the ways in which US mere mortals the non algorithms might develop techniques which we can subvert or fool image recognition systems. He's not just in an academic paper but actually in the real world
Awards Season: Oscar Nominations
"We have the golden globes recently today we get the critics choice awards tomorrow very early in the morning they will be announcing the academy award nominations so it's the awards season some times we can glean what will probably happen with the Academy Awards by what happens in the golden globes not always sometimes many times it's wall has been monitoring the critics choice awards and I think we should start there to see if maybe the critics choice awards are either going or falling in line with the golden globes or offering a different message if you will as far as what should be honored this year from first look the critics have got a much more on point and then lie with me then the glow okay let's go down some the category Best Actor yes Joaquin Phoenix for joker given that Best Actress Renee Zellweger for Judy yes best supporting actor Brad Pitt for once upon a time in Hollywood surprises there yep best supporting actress Laura Dern for marriage story he didn't see it heard was okay best young actor romaine Griffin Davis for the judge a rabid movie don't know if there are a lot of kids related films on there but Hey sure give it to him best acting ensemble the Irishman art is a good okay good let's look let's let's slow down and talk about that but what I don't know if they're put it this way is far as acting goes I was very underwhelmed by the Irishman I I really think people are more impressed by the names will histories and legacies of the people involved in the movie as opposed to the actual performances most people were saying that they really like the the understated performance of Joe Pesci yeah it was nice he didn't really cost a lot he didn't beat anyone with a baseball bat but as far as an acting performance I don't think was all that special I don't think Robert de Niro's performance as the Irishman was special it wasn't anything that I said wow that was vintage Robert Dinero it wasn't like there was any particular moment or monologue or passage the people will come away and say we're gonna be quoting that for years we can quote the godfather we can quote good fellas in an area casino what have you there wasn't really anything all that special quotable about the Irishman as far as the ensemble cast it was great to have all these big names together yeah but they had big names together in the Expendables did make it a great movie big names who were to gather it almost seemed like he was with one last ride together for these particular group of actors for this particular genre and I had heard all the hype in I'm a guy who loves the godfather yeah I'm a guy who loves casino and Goodfellas varying degrees but I loved the genre as a whole love the sopranos so that's something I I I know this genre I appreciate the genre when I saw the Irishman it was really weird it was weird what they did to Robert De Niro and his allies making them blue or whatever so he looked like the actual person it was not necessary they could have chosen a different actor if you're gonna do all that was extracting I did like the fact that it's so it's a movie based on real people real incidents in history and it almost quite like the have the story line and as real events happened it breaks away in the show you this person was actually killed by a bullet to the head nineteen seventy one or whatever and I'll show you a still frame of the actual crime scene or something like that that's something I enjoy it but as far as the acting performances there were not we talk about Star Wars hi Scott Walker same thing in the sense of there were no wow moments for me there was nothing which said to me is like wow I've never seen that before no they were getting killed by basically getting whacked like okay we seen people get whacked like this before because they've already told all those stories just changing the name to fictional people another movie so what we see the Irishman which is based on true events and everything not special I didn't think the performances were special that's not a number that are best acting ensemble right okay I would rather Avengers with that because as far as I'm concerned the acting by Robert Downey junior in Avengers in game was stellar okay well I mean look got it and maybe that's why Avengers in game got best action movie finally can best visual effects of got best animated feature is difficult yes yeah best costume design yes Ruthie Carter for dolomite is my name give it to him let's stop right there if you haven't seen dolomite is my name please see it isn't available on Netflix I think you will view Eddie Murphy in a whole different light a whole new light any have best comedy yeah I agree Eddie Murphy has not only reinvented himself but in this particular performance he's just an actor he's not telling jokes like a comedian he is embodying Rudy ray Moore someone completely different and it's telling you the story of how Rudy ray Moore had to reinvent himself from musician to stage performer two eight kind of comedian telling almost wraps stories on stage right right if you know the history and this is a quintessential LA movie in the sense of Rudy ray Moore is inextricably linked to the history of arts and entertainment in Los Angeles yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah you will recognize the landmarks and everything and that is why eighty Murphy deservedly so also got the lifetime achievement award other film awards go to Quentin Tarantino for once upon a time in Hollywood no surprise a Best Director it was a tie Sam Mendes for nineteen seventeen and bomb June hole for parasite can we just go ahead and assume given Hollywood's reaction and also the foreign correspondents reaction to nineteen seventeen that that's probably going to be best picture Best Actor definitely nominated tomorrow for the Oscar nominations yeah we'll probably will win and I say that for this reason for the foreign correspondents association for the golden globes to give nineteen seventeen best drama award what are the ward was and it had not even been released in theaters yet at that point bright I just said to me that it leaves the Hollywood portion critics correspondence whatever they pretty much made up their mind which says to me Hollywood as far as the voting academy members have pretty much made up their mind and they've probably already decided that this is going to be the movie I've heard nothing but superlatives about it I haven't seen it but I'm just reading the tea leaves it is going to get the nomination but I'm saying if I were to place any money nineteen seventy this Best Picture and Best Director just because of all these other indications I'm getting I agree totally agree best sci-fi or horror which is in an Oscar related category not to to my knowledge but us it's good thank I I I I saw the movie everything was great yeah so I'll be in Emma Jordan Peele fan but I did think the movie is great I do appreciate how he tells very different stories that's the story we haven't seen before I can I can watch it and say like wow that's something different is not the typical horror stories come to typical sci fi story has a little twist at the end is what he usually is going to do now is going to be known for that in the way that M. night Shyamalan is known for that I can appreciate what he does I just didn't think the movie was spectacular yeah but I don't know who would love you to hear it I don't know what was up again so when we come back we'll continue with these critics choice awards and also forecast possibly with coming tomorrow morning with the Oscar nominations this the
"jordan peele" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Back with more of my interview with Francis Ford Coppola about making his masterpiece the Godfather we spoke in twenty sixteen after the publication of the the notebook. He put together while preparing to make the movie the notebook he carried around and referred to throughout the shoot. Did you worry though that the film was setting the right. Ah Ample because the characters became such heroes of popular culture. And they'll were Italian Americans who felt that like you were discrediting Italian Americans. Well you know in truth. I was worried about so many things in making of that movie. I you know I was about twenty nine when I started. I had two kids in one about to be born and had absolutely no money. I was making what had become a more important film than it was when I got the opportunity because the book had continued and you'd become more and more important than I had no power and yet I had real opinions on how it should be done and I was always just trying to luke bluff the the studio to let me do it my way and and I it was just the most frightening and depressing thing experience. I think I've ever had. I'm sorry to hear it. Thank you so much for making the movie in spite of it so You right when you actually. You are invited to direct the movie by by the studio by paramount. You sat down and read the book and you write. I read eagerly but barely finished it. And you almost didn't make the movie because you you didn't really. He liked the book and despite of the Nice things he said about Mario Puzo. What didn't you like about the book? Well I had thought from its title and intriguing logo and the name Mario. Are you puzo that this was a kind of Italian intellectual writer like a kind of You know more obvious something and it was going to be a piece piece about the subject of power and while indeed it was about power. I found the book itself. More like a kind of bestseller attempt like Nursing Wallace Book. People don't remember it but maybe a third. If not more of the Book Concerned This Young Woman Lucy Mancini and her private anatomy problems. uh-huh and love affair with the doctor who fix them and I just couldn't believe How low class that was but that was you know not included in the movie and so it didn't didn't didn't harm the remaining part which we all know? Did you ever tell Mario. Puzo your thoughts about the novel. Sure he knew new and and you know He. He had written a beautiful book called the Fortunate Pilgrim which he felt was the best book he wrote which also was about immigrants but it was very respected by writers and and it was. What's the beautiful book? But it didn't make money you know like so many die in my head toward his children and they wanted to give his children some better life and he wrote this hoping it could make a lot of money for him so it did so you write to yourself in the Godfather Notebook with the Godfather there is always the possibility ability of immediate and sudden violence. That's certainly true. You had to decide how explicitly violent to make. What was your conversation frustration with yourself? About how the violence should be handled. Well I confess that I was very impressed with author pens Money money and Clyde and thought about that one watching Sonny Corleone shot without a doubt and I thought that the the effects the be depiction of violence and money Clyde always had an imaginative. Twist to it that it's one. Think this he someone shoot someone but if there's a detail away the blood turns into mist and I saw that in In in Bonnie and Clyde I thought was just absolutely wonderfully done and I looked up. Who had done the special effects and that wonderful man? Ad Flowers his name was Worked on the Godfather and On apocalypse now and he was just the most You know in the film industry you deal with a lot of people on the crew. Who are sort of genius in the rough life? You know the way they come up with ideas for special effects. And what have you and I've been blessed to To have those people helped me and making Camila films are tremendous collaboration. As you know. It's not it's not a one man show by any means okay. Well perhaps the most at least one of the most most memorable scenes implying violence in the godfather is low horse's head scene. It's the scene good example because it's not done in the movie the way it's done in book. Yes okay so let let's why don't you set up what happens like what what happens in that. Same well It's a famous movie producer. Who is proud of his? It's a stable of a beautiful stallions and priceless. A horse could cost the half a million dollars or more in the forties and They've asked him to cooperate with their their requests to give the singer the role and What happens famously? Is that the the the producer wakes up and he sees a shadow in. I'll describe it. The way it is in the book he sees shadow and he opens his eyes and he looks and he sees the severed head of his beloved and prized stallion. That has been decapitated when I had to direct that I I thought well gee you know maybe it would be interesting if at first the man to trick them to make it think something else that maybe he had been mortally wounded that he he wakes up and he feels something weird and he uncovers the sheet and there's some blood and maybe his leg has been shot shot off or he's been castrated or you know let the audience thinks something else has happened and then as he panics and flings the bloody sheets Away it would then reveals the severed head of the Horse in your notebook you keep a list of pitfalls of things that you're afraid to fall. English should avoid the pitfall to not fall into for this senior right. If the audience does not jump out of their seat on this one you have failed too much in the Cormon horror film tradition would be a mistake and you had worked for Corman early on in your career right One must find the perfect balance of horror without losing the threat of the overall film. Deliver it and get out so You want it a kind of horror element but not to make it kind of cheap horror film. Yeah and also everyone knew they had read the book that was one of the famous scenes of the book. So how could I mislead lead them to think that maybe what they thought was going to happen. wasn't gonNA happen for a second and that's why put the Horse's head in the sheets so that he you could think the blood was his own blood. At first so casting Marlon Brando was just such a really brilliant stroke and stroke of luck as Europa but again him And I WANNA play. Mary Puzo told me in Nineteen ninety-six when I interviewed him about Casting Brando but how Brando got cast in the movie so Can I play that for you. And then okay. So this. Is Mario Puzo. Who wrote the novel? The Godfather speaking with me in nineteen ninety-six about casting Marlon Brando. I'm the guy picked burn. You did pick Brenda all sure I I wrote him a letter and he called me up and we had chat and then I tried to get paramount to take him and they refused and then director came on and picture. I talked to Director Francis Copeland. He managed to talk paramount than to letting Brando play the role but was was my data cache Branko which caused me a lot of trouble before finally got done. What did you say in your letter to Marlon Brando when you were inviting him to play the part? I I think it was something like help. They'RE GONNA kill. We're GONNA kill me. They're gonNA cast things Donnington Danny Thomas's the well he well. He's GonNa buy paramount so we could play the role at that time. Paramount wasn't really worth that much. And then you communist was very richest television and I read an item. He who's GonNa buy paramount pictures so we could play the godfather so I scared me so much value brand though I knew some people who noon so you know I had an entree okay. And he gave me very good advice. He said no studio will hire me. Wait until you get a director and then talking to do. And he's quite right when I talked to the studio they swatting behind Randall. Okay Francis Ford Coppola. You're the director. I suppose Puzo Talk to you and you made it happened can. Can you pick up the story from there well It's true that Mario had always liked the idea of brand. At you know Mario was often bayshore. He was not really on the scene so much. Even a lot of my work with him was sending him drafts in him. Writing notes so Although he had posed the idea of of the Godfather being Brando I don't even know if he told me that Because I just was hit by a a whole bunch of ideas from the studio Danny Thomas was one Ernest Borgnine. It was a whole bunch of of ideas. Even Carlo Ponti was suggested and finally I I came down to the thing about the character of of That character was that you know you couldn't find anyone knew as we had done for all the other parts Alpa. Chino was totally unknown. Johnny Sal was bobby vowel Israel. He wants a lot of New People. Got Big parts but like a man who was supposed to be in sixty sixties couldn't be Lou and like had never been in anything before because what was he doing all those years so finally with my colleague and Casting Fed Reuss. We said well who the two greatest actors in the world so we said well Lonzo Livia and Marlon Brando. Each one had a the difficulty of for that part with Olivier was British. He was perfect. AG looked like he looked like One of the real guys Genovese Genovese And Brando was only forty seven years old. He was extremely handsome as always long flowing blond hair and most important important he had just been in some pictures. Notably one by the great but Pontecorvo called Burn That was a huge each flop tremendous financial flops. Oh the studio felt. That Brando was Supposedly difficult to work with Sort of irresponsible responsible you know would cause big delays. The film was only budgeted for two and a half million dollars. You have to understand. It wasn't like we put throw money around. And my decision decision to make it in the forties and have period cars and shoot in New York was already impacting the cost. That's one of the reasons why I was so unpopular but they also hated my Ki- my casting ideas they hated Al Pacino for the role of Michael and they hated Marlon Brando for the role role of Of of the of the Godfather and I was told categorically by the president of paramount's Francis says the president of paramount pictures I tell you here and now Marlon Brandin will never appear in this motion picture and I forbid you to bring it up again but you one. How did you win when he said I forbid you to bring it up again? I tamed that I just fell on the floor on the carpet. And like you know as if you know what and then I said what. Am I supposed to do if you tell me. I can't even discuss it. How can I be a director? If if if the part I think should be a cast that you wouldn't even let me talk about it and I said all right we'll we'll we'll tell you with the swipe one if he will do the movie for free to if he will put up with. He'll do a screen test and three. If you'll put up a million in dollar bond that he will in no way have any misbehavior. That causes the You know the overrun of the picture budget. Then you can do it so so I said I accept you know so at least they were saying if I did. Three things have a screen test if I could get him to do the movie for nothing and if I could Having put up a million dollars which is absurd But but at least I said I accept meaning. Okay now I can talk about it. So did he do the movie for free. No I called him up and I said to Marlon Marlon you know of course. This is an Italian American. You know. Wouldn't it be fun if we could like do a little experimental and kind of Improv and see what playing an Italian might be like. That was my way to talk to an actor essentially asking for a screen test. But I didn't put it in those ways and I knew that if I could do something with this little screen tests that was convincing the the absurd idea of him doing it for nothing. Although they didn't pay much more than nothing I think their pay scale which was an insult And obviously the putting up a bond onto prevent misbehavior. was you know. Sometimes you know you you you you you say you accept terms meaning that you just have a way to continue so the important thing was to do some sort of a little screen tests that I could get on tape and show till all these executives so you played this kind of little trick and he did he did Improv on. Or whatever on on on film for you what did he bring two that audition that he didn't realize wasn't always heard the rumor that Marlon Brando didn't like loud noises and he always wore things in his era. It took a couple of my colleagues from San Francisco from this period of you know having young filmmakers all Africa and I told them all to dress in black and no one was to speak speak with sign language so we descended on Marlins House early..
"jordan peele" Discussed on Fresh Air
"You know like a game mover chump. Kills a guy with a video game or something and then like the audience laughs and I I was not on like terrified of Freddie so that that was an interesting period in horror where the audience was sort of invited invited to relate to the monster kind of started with this stalker. Vision idea from the seventies where you know. The camera would be lurking behind the trees. He's watching you know some sorority girl taking a shower and you know that whole world of things is terrifying trying to me. Because it's the asking you identify with your internal Predator. Something it's it's very very disturbing so one of the things that you adr on this is this fear of somebody kind of like invading your brain like not only getting under your skin but like invading your mind and that's been a theme of a lot out of horror films like invaders from Mars if if you've seen that I haven't seen A great one I think is from like the nineteen fifties like aliens land and transplanted Alanthea's things into people's heads. And they. They look like the same person except they look hypnotized and they're not behaving the same because they're under the control of these invaders from Mars But the main character in your movie the Guy He's a smoker and his girlfriend's mother offers to hypnotize him and help help him stop smoking. Because that's one of the things she does in her therapy practice and his friend or Decem. Don't she might get into your mind. This figures into the story three in a larger way that I won't describe but I really watching the film. I was really wondering. Are you a smoker had. Did you try hypnosis I used to smoke I have not tried hypnosis but it is something that you know I think is kind of universally scary to people right this idea that Oh god what when somebody if somebody can probe into my psyche. There's no telling what how vulnerable I'll be and What kind of influence they could have albeit? This is a a stereotype. But it's it's grounded in reality Eh. Black people have a have not had the experience with therapy as a whole that white people have. I AH I. At least. There's there is a heightened fear In the black community of this idea of going to a psychiatrist. It's like no. I'm good I'm going to go to church. You know So that was another reason why I thought this sort of mental probing this whole thing. You know Chris would sit down in this chair are with with missy played by Catherine Keener. You know I could just hear the you know the black people in the audience gone. No no don't do it. Come on get out of that room right. Now get out get out get out you can sort of here feel that and Chris. Himself is is appropriately skeptical of the process as well. Oh so this is like a seems to me like a turning point in your career. It's established you as a writer and director and taken a new kind of away from your other identity as a comic writer and performer. I mean there are some comic aspects in this movie but anybody coming in and just like expecting it to to be a comedy is going to be surprised. Because it's it's it's it's not that Why did you decide to step away? From what what you were best known for her. which is comedy no? I think I've always felt that I would actually be better at this than I was. A comedy comedy It's just one of these things that comes from a deeper place in my my soul And probably just comes from the fact that in order to deal with my own fears I wanted to be able to sort of master them So it's it's really just what I wanna be doing and I love comedy i. I've been in love with with comedy as well from a very early early age and it's a comedy to me is a different way of doing the same thing it's also meant to face our fears and to be able to laugh them off off and away but this thing is just it's just simply my truest passion Jordan. Thank you so much. Thank you Terry. Jordan peele recorded in twenty seventeen. We're going to conclude our series of some favorite interviews of the past decade with Francis Ford. Coppola we spoke in twenty sixteen after the publication of the notebook. He kept when he was making his masterpiece the godfather he told some terrific stories about how he cast and directed the film. The notebook contains his thoughts. That's about each scene including the pitfalls he wanted to avoid. The notebook also includes pages from the novel that the movie is based on Mario Puzo novel the Godfather Not Father Coppola's notes in the margins. The movie starts with these words. I believe in America. America made my fortune. That's the character Bona Sarah who has come to the Godfather. Don Vito Corleone to ask a favor Buna. Sarah's daughter was brutally beaten after she resisted two boys who had tried to take advantage of her bona. Sarah says he went to the police like a good American. The boys were tried in court but the judge gave them a suspended sentence since and they went free that very day now bona. Sarah wants revenge against those boys. The Godfather play Marlon Brando. Offers this response and now me gentlemen. It is but this is the first time ever came council. Remember.
"jordan peele" Discussed on The Film Buds Podcast
"Who is she okay so us is written an directed by jordan peele mountain heck yeah came out earlier in in march i believe in is now on blu ray and dvd and you can rent it on a four digitally at its stars as lupita neon go winston duke elizabeth moss tim high decker evan alex a an app that's about it i guess an the synopsis is a family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when they're dapo ganger appear and begin to terrorize them so if this is his a follow up to get out a which at some point get out on the wall the movie really see that no i missed that yeah i really liked young stationary bike this morning and i fell asleep black this early morning nice but yeah so i was definitely curious about the movie i meant to check it out in theaters but i i didn't 'em but no clue what did you think now again this is not you're type of movie why now it's a horror movie it's just like i feel mpm i know so how did i'm sorry i paul john and again i know yeah i'm cool kid your i would never ever suggest anything but but what did you think of us dang locked and loaded in my right it was crazy i mean first of all he into lover of the art of film fact any utilizes everything he's taken from that like he's a real kicked off the field scorsese in each case when he's now when he knows what he's seen yeah he's a master of everything to ban yeah i will say one thing 'cause usually a film like this would be like cut cut cut cut cut but it's really gives the story time to breathe brief end flush out the character's and the world it's what is needed when it's so like a freaky peaky yeah you'll and so i think the direction is one of my favorite things about it it's just a welder limiting unlike the beach fairweather overtop beach so good yeah get a little bit of parnassus in there okay yeah yeah yeah so yeah yeah crazy though yeah and there's so much to think about oh my god my brain her talk bad about jesus christ be like it so much that even down to the one glove thing and he was like i was referencing much jackson was on the ship 'cause he's talking about monsters we michael jackson we got oj and we got 'em a what's his name from the bad movie freddy krueger oh yeah yeah oh yeah yeah yeah that makes sense i said oh m that's like that's like the least social commentary like most basic thing of all of it and it's still very social commentary and i'm like i'm obsessed year theater killing and jordan i'm obsessed with him is i'm talking about like this is a good that we always find a time between the two movies they're like very genre pieces but with actual a sub statements exact actual narratives about society so that that perform to kill that lupita neon that also winston duke honest you know he was so good yeah greta sang lupita apparently based her voice off of bobby kennedy so that's a weird thing i've ever heard my life interesting choice but she is so good i'm so glad salesperson i know oh yeah so you also i i absolutely loved us got the game yeah i i liked it even more than they get out highlights get out.
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
"jordan peele" Discussed on Big Brown Breakdown
"I don't know if you want. I mean, there's the Kelly Clarkson and fuck in areas outside that the beginning. You don't wanna make you like think about other people made it they're not doing shit, then it's like being the ultimate fighter. Then you're tied in this crazy contract, you're selling Rina's out be making seven dollars. 'cause like, well, you made it because of us they give you a platform my figure, those fighters these American idol contests contestants would make it regardless. But we'll see men. Indeed, it ended seasons too long. Like, I'll fall off probably in the next two to three weeks upright fall off your favorite periods over. That's why. Yeah. I like the hustle. I saw that movie us the Jordan Peele movie here seen it. What'd you think? I thought it was good. If you saw his get out, right? That's the big that was just first movie. Get out Jordan Peele from peel key and Peele. The comedy duo the legendary comedy do. So peel specializes in horror thriller movies. The I think I saw some backlash with this movie. Because be without it was just I get out. It's completely different. I thought it was so well done man. The only problem I had was the dads comedy get the little. I don't know it a little too hard. He he's just it was just I don't know. It was good at certain times. But then to play character non stop where the dad's never taken serious got little on my nerves, but it's a good fuck and movie and soup or original and super creepy. 'cause I was listening to other podcasts brilliant, they enter Scholtz and Charlemagne, and they gave their kind of over view of it. And I was like sound very good..
"jordan peele" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio
"People be scary and to be kind of unsettled and creeped out like just on that level alone. I think it works still. Yeah. Totally watch it go see the fucking movie like I recommend real. But like, I always feel this tension. So things do not have to be this way. Okay. Like what I'm about to say is not the way all things forever. Need to be. Okay. But I'm going to say this thing. I have an expectation of Jordan Peele based on get out and based on knowing like his. You know, attempts to make social commentary that I feel like it is a disservice to make it so abstract that the majority of people watching it don't walk away with this was the point like, and I know we talked about get out in the differences between that in this and on the main cast, but like whether you agreed with get out or whether you thought it was bullshit like you knew what you were commenting on. And you knew what you were agreeing to with with us. It is it is a film that is trying to say a lot that I don't think is very clear to the average viewer. But again, it doesn't have to be. And I don't wanna put that weight on like, a marginalized voice that is trying to do something like it can just be artsy or it can be subtle or it can be abstract, and it can be for two people. That's fine. But to me I want. Like, I kind of want this to be a big momentous thing that actually like makes people reflect in a clear way. And maybe that's happening. And maybe I'm just fucking dumb. No, I don't I don't think clearly you're not dumb. But I do I do wanna push back against the the notion that if people have to spend more time thinking about this movie about their reactions to it. You know, what they found compelling or not compelling worked for them. What didn't work for just you know, if they need to take more time, or if they are not able to come to like a single definitive understanding of what the movie is. That that that's not something that should be sought out. I I do think get out was for for whatever value of this term. You wanna use an easier film for people to wrap their heads around. And this is part of what I mean, when I say that, you know, Jordan Peele absolutely had to make get out before he would have been allowed to make a film like us, you know. But when you're talking about the kind of issues that come up in us. These are hard terrible challenging difficult things to wrap your head around. And so it almost it would've felt an authentic to me if there was some easy way of understanding it. You know? But that's yet. Like, I also feel tension with what I'm saying. Right. Like, I'm not I quote, I qualified it because I it's complicated. I guess I just want someone like there. There are particular relatives of mine that are not very deep and profound human beings. And like, I would want them to see this movie and get something out of it. And I feel like they would not I feel like they would go. They would not do what we're doing. Now where we're sitting in thinking about it, and like discussing it and and trying to get at the heart of it. They would just like take it on face value. And so you would do that. And you'd be like, I saw this cohort movie. But to me as like a feminist media critic in like someone that feels like the media can have an it profound impact on us. I want it to be as wide of a net as possible, but it doesn't, but it doesn't have to. And it doesn't mean that. That's not also happening. I'm just making a lot of sumptious here. Yeah. I mean, certainly as I as a feminist. Andy critic like fem. Honest critic often feel attention with I'm not gonna say us specifically, but with working general where like I might watch film and see in it potential for some interpretations and understandings that are kind of progressive, but I also know with those particular films.
Box Office: 'Dumbo' Lands at No. 1 With Soft $45 Million
"I'll look at what was big at the theatre box office is this weekend. From USA radio's Wendy king. A former Disney animated feature is brought back to life. The remake of Dumbo is number one coming in at forty five billion the scary picture directed by Jordan Peele us is number two at thirty three million slipping down the number three captain marvel starring Brian Larsen and Samuel L Jackson is that twenty million coming in at number four the romantic novel about cystic fibrosis five feet apart is at six million. And at number five that true story of what happens to a Planned Parenthood clinic director, the movie unplanned comes in at six point one
Jordan Peele's 'Us' Is Setting Box Office Records
"So this weekend s came out. Jordan peels harm. Maybe it debuted number one at the box office. Not just number one. But seventy million dollars it made a weekend. Which is the I think it's the best performing rated R original movie of all time. Wow. Which is when you think about right at our because you lose a huge chunk of audience because bad parents bring their seven year old and put them like make them put mafias on hold have as if they can't see the gore just the most rate your parent. But I the meaty crazily did better than get out. Did. But it did not do as well. In cinema score as get out. Did it had a still a good score? It had a be A B. And then get out had an aim minus. Sure. Okay. Let's do you wanna talk about because we both saw us. Let's break. Let's let's talk about. Let's doing non spoiler conversation. So if you haven't seen it, don't worry, we're not gonna do anything weird lot guys. I do not have might fear in my life. And I had a really weird moment last fall where I saw hereditary, but Jesus out of me, and I had to leave and take a walk like around the theatre again that was your fault. That was everyone in your life said don't do this. Right. But with this. I knew I had to do it because Jordan Peele, and I love to get out and get out was more of a thriller. So I was really hopeful.
Jordan Peele surprises Hollywood again: 'Us' brings in $70 million
"A spooky horror film is tops at the box office this weekend, the movie starring Jordan Peele grossed seventy million dollars. Captain marvel is number two at thirty five million. The animated feature wonder park is at nine billion this weekend just under that the romantic comedy five feet apart in that eight point eight million and let them down the number five how to train your dragon the hidden world at six point five million.
Elizabeth Warren goes after big tech (The 3:59, Ep 531)
"Three fifty nine. Roger Chan I'm out for dang on Friday. Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the break-up of tech giants like Amazon Google Facebook. She's recommending the use the US bands companies from owning a platform and any sellers on it and over the weekend. She added apples mixing interview at south by south west. This looks to be the cornerstone of a presidential run. What what do you make is? This is this is this just sort of like vague promise to get attention, or do you think there's some actual fire behind this? Don't think that this is a vague promise. I mean, you know, if you take a look at it. This is something that lawmakers have been considering for awhile. Now, every time Facebook was at a congressional hearing. They would ask them. You know is Facebook monopoly, right? Facebook off would often reply while no because the average person has eight apps on their phones and Facebook is only one of those app, right which acting Instagram and WhatsApp are and Facebook messenger are among those top eight apps. But if you think about that, I mean look at Google. Goal with obviously itself and then their ownership of YouTube g mail, Android. Get all these major services. And that is something that, you know, lawmakers have been taking a much more scrutiny toward the FTC recently announced that they would have this new bureau that would be looking at a tech mergers. Even retroactively, you know, so they could, you know, potentially take action on Facebook and Instagram interesting. But do you think how realistic is it to break up? These companies Evora got the counter argument, of course, is these companies are all competing against each other or ready there's competition, and that's driving. I guess innovation and driving fairness and how they operate, plus how detrimental effect with this be on the US. We broke up our biggest. Yeah. There's definitely a lot of pushback on this. Some folks have made the argument that you know, by doing this. You're weakening American tech companies allowing foreign companies like wow way to basically pro. Different based off of this. But I think that, you know, recent data scandals recent priva- privacy issues have really brought people's attention to this. Because you know, if you if you don't wanna use Facebook, but you still want to keep in touch with your friends. What options you have you have Instagram? Right. What's up? I mean, there's Twitter, but you know, I use line. Yeah. No, you're right. In terms of the major services. We do have fairly limited options and those limit options tend to be all about the people. And you know, and that might become even more limited with Mark zuckerberg's plan last Wednesday where he detailed his idea of combining Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram messengers. All right. So tesla about-face saying that about half the stores that had planned to close would remain open. But for tesla fans, bigger news. Here's that the prices on higher end model three model S immoral model. Cars will go up by about three percent on average which is not insignificant for car. The price changes don't go into effect. A later this month. But what do you think this is? Tesla retreat mode. I have never had plans via tesla now. Especially don't have our lands considering that it's even more expensive. Now isn't having this company at least with their cars, not been that stable of it's like prices and like releases and things like that. And now, it's definitely traditionally has been very difficult to buy these you have to get on a wait list. It's kind of pain the butt to buy a tesla. That's been par. The mystique company that it's so hard to like the the iphone gold, right? It was hard to get in this. You know, it's that's what the appeals for. I just know the stock is up about a percent right now, which is kind of weird when any other automaker said they were closing stores or raising prices in the cars. This has added to the mystique. The investors. Other investors would freak out as any other company. But it's tesla. So lastly, our own Aaron Carson what to is at south by south west. She had chance to check out us. The new suspense film by join peel to fall to his critically acclaimed get out Aaron says, it's not quite as good as get out. But definitely has shared thrills and laughs. I definitely think that Jordan Peele is establishing himself much more, and like the horror landscape what I'm really looking forward to the twilight zone that he's directing on CBS all access banks, which is our parent company. Thanks for that shutout Alford checks in the mail, literally. Yes. So look, it's it's interesting that given his keen peel back around. It was all comedic background that he's made this dramatic move to these films like get out like us, which really is so far from his own Scott shows just kind of funny all right for cover ticks runner. Chiang? I'm out for dang for listening.
"jordan peele" Discussed on Upgrade
"Jordan Peele is doing a relaunch of the twilight zone, and that was a really good ad because it starts as with the CBS announcers in shot of the of the stadium. It's as they're coming back from commercial. And so it's like we're back here in and then glitches out. And I'll very nice says CBS is is off the air and the and your and then you hear this narration and eventually are on the field of an empty version of the stadium. As Jordan Peele is walking down the down the middle of the field. And it's revealed that he is giving the narration, and there's a basically door standing in the middle of the field, which he opens steps through and disappears because it's the door to the twilight zone, and I thought that was just very well done because people didn't unless you were reading the news people didn't know that CBS all access was bringing back the twilight zone, and that it was Jordan Peele. And also it got your attention because it acted like they were coming back to the broadcast. So everybody like turns back, I found that a lot that I am. So. I am so tuned into ignoring commercials and then during the Super Bowl, I'm like, no, no, no, no, pay attention, pay attention, the commercials matter because as soon as they go to commercial, my brain goes somewhere else because I'm like, I don't care about these commercials, and I have to force myself back. But this was the reverse of that where it's like, oh, the the games coming back. Oh, it's an ad. So so yeah. But I like that I like that I thought that was really appropriate in getting the message out about them relaunching the towards them. So going to a report from the inflammation apple has been telling various studios and networks, quote, whose offerings will be available through this of is to be ready for launch by mid April. Now, so this is a report, basically, stay in April is the date. Oh within a few weeks of April is the date for the launch of apples TV streaming service. Think is a date that me and you picked out like spring. Yeah. Funny because April his win. Disney is going to be demoing this of us. So that's kind of fun, right? Like, then like sticking the knife and a little bit here is now I wanna just that quote, specifically because of the way it's written has I think led to a lot of speculation from different people about what actually is going on him. We're going to get to a little bit more of that later on we talk about Apple's Q results. But so the idea of net studios and networks whose offerings will be part of this. On the face of it. Make it sound like back catalogue stuff. Right. But that's not necessarily the case right based upon the kind of the information that we know about how this stuff works followed it for so long that it might not be as quick as that. Yeah. I still feel like the most likely scenario is that they're just gonna offer originals me too. But who knows but networks and studios producing this content for apple right? Like that. Yeah. So, you know, it might just be like here's the question of studios networks are different. I mean, even they're often owned by the same people like studios make content for clients. Yeah. And networks are the are the broadcasters and really the studio zone the own the rights, although that's where it gets mixed up. Because a lot of times the network is the studio and the the rights are with both of them. So I think that this is going down a rabbit hole of like, we don't know..
"jordan peele" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Jordan peele it was unbelievable and then and then i got strep throat and i have traditionally pretty bad neck shoulders arms stuff for my just physical injuries and then since then my i've had a lot of physical pain from that which really disturbed my peace and made me pissed and that's where the buddhism started to come in 'cause i was like if i can gain some objectively and find a way to be at peace by just objectively looking at this pain that i'm living in and see what it is and accept it then i think i might i might have a chance to sustain this you know so personally that's going on you're in the then play i had his own and the the and while i was in it i was like please don't let it go away i was i was talking to katie like i hope this stays i don't know how to make its day i can't i can't grip it too much because if i try to grip it i'll squeeze it to death it's like what i'm laying in bed at night and you see something amazing on the back of your eyelids you see like the island from hookers it's so beautiful and then you go like wow it's so and then it goes away it's gone yeah yeah that's how i feel about all of these states so you're in it and you know the shoulder pain in the neck named didn't rob you of it it didn't rob me of it but it definitely hurt it definitely challenged it yeah so the personal space for me now is like it's it's just great i mean honestly i've got myself to this place where i have really dente fide this physical is d pain i feeling it now he right now hundred percent.
"jordan peele" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Drama period piece who never liked harm movies but that's all she writes okay well that's good you know there's a niche for black female har rightous you might be the female jordan peele hey sounds good to me that's very good that's very good what i'm proud to hear that i really am i really am happy to hear that and you know what i believe in the he gonna make thank you i hope so so when i come looking for a job now remember praised for this oh you're going to do very well i'm actually just really praising you like put some positive reinforcement you do well so that can actually hit you know i will hit you up corrina you know me don't act danny curry do you really he does wine i don't know what hollywood you know it's show businesses like no he really is it really angle i'll tell you i it dawned on me very quickly that i'd want to have too much to do with hollywood i'm very happy to have my own fate amount hands but i really would like somebody else do you know and i can ask favorites we got harvey weinstein out of the scene but you know how many other little mini luckily she's working on the back and like she ain't doing stuff in front of the cameras so yeah she's better than that exactly i don't know maybe could be the next harvey weinstein.
"jordan peele" Discussed on /Film Daily
"Bit of good news and that is that jordan peele has announced his new horror movie us this is his follow up for the f and tastic get out chris you're super excited about this what do we know yes someone say i'm too excited about this but this this news broke last night and i was over the moon about it because i'm a huge fan of get out and i'm a huge fan of just horror genre in general and i love the idea that jordan peele is sticking with that genre so yeah last night jordan peele tweeted out a teaser poster for his film the tagline says a new nightmare from the mind of the academy award winner jordan peele it's called us and lupita yongbo elizabeth moss and winston duke are all in talks to star in the film details are really they're not really any details about what it's about all we know is that it's it's about two couples one white one black that's pretty much all we know about it in the past and peel has said he intends to stick with the harsh honora and that's really it we know it's har movie we know who's probably going to be in it we know jordan peele is making it and we know it will be out in march two thousand nineteen and really that's enough for me to get very excited that's really all i didn't know to get excited about this movie and it seems that the two couples it seems like he's still sticking to you know probably saying something larger than it just a horror movie about the social political climate of today i assume and it's also in the l sorry i remember in the aftermath of out he said he was planning to do a series of social horror movie so it's probably along the same lines and it's cool that we could get to see a black panther reunion with this movie.
"jordan peele" Discussed on GSMC Social Media News Podcast
"Welcome back you're listening to gmc social media news podcast our final story is sort of very fitting for the times we're in right now which is that jordan peele with the help of buzzfeed created an obama psa about fake news okay but it wasn't obama jordan peele right it was a fake obama and it was really quite well done like i and maybe it's because i knew going into it that it wasn't real but if you watch it you can sort of see something a little strange about obama's mouth i look a little weird as he's talking like but it's really like you couldn't even have done this this well probably a couple years ago you would definitely have been able to see sort of the the digital scenes where they digitally changed it but i think if i hadn't known that it was going into it i may or may not have noticed that about his mouth and would have been more concerned of wait where are you because this looks like you're in a presidential office because you've got the flag and everything behind you again but what is going on right so you're saying it's fake news about fake news if really is and it's it's amazing so jordan peele is actually a brother his brother in law is the ceo of buzzfeed he did this with buzzfeed and they have this sort of technology where if you have enough like images and video of a person it can create sort of a digital version of that person that you can make fair do what you want or so.
"jordan peele" Discussed on wellRED podcast
"Okay song queer i have a theory while like that and and i mean it's not my theory but it's one that i read and i was like this is bullshit and then over the years i'm like oh man dude's rona some dudes that wrote that book was a psychologist and a bio something and they tried stand up they were at a denver they trust in it for a year and they wrote a book on it and blah blah blah and they're example the everybody that does stand up for your thanks i should write a fucking book the other way around but that's areas there was every joke has some sort of violation inside of it and take owl's your fight or flight response but not so much that you actually feel in danger and i said tickle accidentally but the perfect example is how you can't tickle yourself and how a stranger probably can't tickle you because when they go to tickle you instead of laughing you get mad but but if some of your come to with goes to tickle you you laugh because you feel uncomfortable but comfortable enough this is this is actually super nine violation that's what i call it your second i saw an interview with jordan peele radyr director of get out famous before that for key movie very funny motherfucker and then made that oscarnominated movie which absolutely desired as one of the best movies of last year he was talking about in this interview talking about how you know they ask the obvious question comedian you know why the jump to horror you know and he said actually i've always thought that comedy and horror actually kinda sisters genres because they both have to do with.
"jordan peele" Discussed on Heartland Radio: Presented by The Pat McAfee Show
"Okay what's what's it about it's about an unsuspecting men who gets married the white disappears steals all his money and then there's like a whole operation of imposters yes okay well check it out ladies lady show yeah some guys might like that maybe but there's i mean there's action but it's not like after close my eyes during enjoy it okay sometimes i do that sometimes i gotta give in for my lady and wants something not totally terrifying or right people's guts hanging out tells you fall asleep to only strictly like action movies domestic recommendation force jordan peele is back directly on tv oh treason morgan show the last g i saw a couple like previews and i couldn't stop laughing really it premiered last or yeah it's tonight last night for the listeners are you watching it tonight do you wanna watch it together yes okay i'm all in i love tracy morgan is basically tracing more than goes to jail for like fifteen years and he comes back to brooklyn and last time he saw brooklyn it was just like straight ghetto it's all like ginger five with the preview show i just wanna know is one of the everyone know that this is not a show wide sentiment i think the show is going to be trash i i'm not a chasing morgan fan i'll say right i saw the previews and it was like this is gonna be fucking horrible but i do think jordan pill has a really good fucking brand.