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Why on Earth Is Nikki Haley Announcing? Kurt Schlicter Weighs In
"Earth is Nikki Haley announcing and look, there's three possible reasons to tell me if I've missed any number one, their egos are bigger than their IQs. I think for most people, that is the case. I mean, John case hitch. What really really, really? Secondly, money because they can raise literally millions of dollars and then siphon it off into other political activities. And then lastly, and maybe this is the case for Haley, but I don't buy it given what she said two years ago and what she did after she left the cabinet will share that with you in a second. They're angling for a job in a Trump cabinet. Am I missing anything else? No, I definitely think Nikki Haley wants to be the veep for whoever wins this. And look, I made no secret. I think it's a two man race. It's King Kong versus Godzilla. It's Trump versus desantis and everybody else is just mothra.
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Instead of the movie you meant to watch. Oh my god. So they've made movies. Like i mean they do. A lot of these sci fi original movies like a three headed shark in for headed shark and five hundred shirt and the shirt nato's but they also do things like transporters. I am mega the day. The earth stopped war of the worlds which came out the same year that tom cruise world's came out things like that they did. Atlantic rim samuel pacific rim. Came out as they will they will. They will rush out these cheap knockoffs to cash in on some bigger better movie. So they have monster versus ape coming out a whole lot of silent movies but we might do that. One wants to get to it. And in other kaiji news net flicks is the beuing soon. A new godzilla anime. Oh godzilla singular point. It's already available. I think in. Japan it on japanese netflix. But it'll be available in american net flicks soon. I get the impression from some online groups. I'm in that. Some people are just changing their ip addresses and watching it already. Yes so That when it comes out we will cover that eventually when we get to it so I hope people are Somebody out there is a long for the ride with us and we will be back next time to talk about some of con- senate kong follow less. Come with us take a ride. Relax enjoy it. I have been precious d. And i'm honeybee and this has been monster movie fun term go..
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
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"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Got him know it wasn't the airplane. Beauty killer absolutely it was it was planes. It was the planes in the moment but it was you ultimately. Zoo killed him. You went to his home. Took this beast out of his natural habitat put him in the middle of a city and got him killed and got all these other people killed two and the and that's how the movie ends. It just ended when he looks at an one more time before he he falls to his death it was beauty. That killed the beast credits. Joe joe bob. Briggs is a guy used the present movies adnan expression monkey die everybody cry summary of the proper way to end the movie because once the monkeys dead that the the stories suggest rapid end ended there and boy did they. Yes no no need to deal with any of the fallout or repercussion. Yeah don't take any responsibility to him. Does them does not take any responsibility. But we will see next time in son of kong. Whether or not rather not de is his irresponsible interesting. So let me ask does Is the mighty. Joe young. is that like is there. Anything related here with that guest. Yes there is and that is on our list. Okay that is the third thing on our list. Okay it was. It was several years later. But it's a lot of the same same people. Local showed sack direct sits. I think cooper was involved with it but robert armstrong who who plays Denim is in it. Oh shit okay I believe it was written by at least one of the same people. It's not connected plot wise right but it is connected thematically. They went back to that. Well again and i don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves but i think that we did better that time. Nice okay. I think mighty joe young is much less problematic than king kong is yes mass story mighty joe young story by marian c cooper screenplay by ruth. Rose was one of the writers on this one produced by marine and directed by ernest be showed. Oh another -nother showed sack. Yes an announcement. His a side note. I have not yet seen this movie. But i'm part of it. I've seen a remake of it The most dangerous game about fear of you heard of it. Have you seen it. I know i have not the most dangerous game. Is humans game as in the well..
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Five dollars is pretty pricey ticket in the middle of the depression so anybody that is out. This show is a rich fat cat so screw them and is there with jack. Apparently dating now yes. They're in love Yesterday so i don't know why and has agreed to be there because she thought because she's terrified they open the curtains and everybody who's an oz and things do not go. Well what happens comrex lose. Everybody loses their shit and he goes on a rampage through the city. By one point he sees a woman through a window that he thinks an grabs. his poor. Random woman smells our guests figures out. It's not her. And and just drops. Her say is a famous reference. That i have seen a few times and did not know was a famous reference unseal seeing this actual a movie. I can think of like the nutty professor. You know when he like is dreaming that he's stomping through the city and then he sees whatever his love interest in the movies name. I can't remember. He likes her in the window and grabs her picks her up. You know i do not know. I have not seen okay but i well i agree that that is referenced ogden. The call thing looking through the window at somebody is often. Yeah often. i've seen a few different times. And of course i knew because i had seen it a few times that it was from something but when i saw that when he likes these the woman and i was like. Oh okay she did. That's the that's the famous see-through the window grab you. I'm a giants when i when i was a kid. There were Has ever see Watch old movies. I would all these old. These bugs bunny jokes that were all references to various old movies so boosted saw more and more classic movies. I'd be like oh that's worth at the. Hat's what that's wrong. That's that actor. Is that that thing that made no sense. In the cartoon right was a reference to treasure the sierra madre or whatever and whilst we actually watch this. I can't remember how he actually gets his hands on an how he ends up finding her but he does city city full of people he finds an wrexham trains. And then of course famously. He climbs up the empire state building with an and the police are Throughout this whole rampage. The police are constantly keeping denim in the loop. I don't know why what what he has to say about anything or what. His input on anything is but at one point somebody either him or jack says airplanes. Let's get he's going up the building. Let's get airplanes that we did see kong. I think go go to high ground for safety. So that's what he's doing here. He's climbing up Stabling to try to get to safety and somehow they get these airplanes datum just orders up some airplanes or something. i don't know are they. It's unclear to me. Are these police airplanes. Are they army airplanes. That are just laying around ready to go just waiting for an emerging. Because we're between wars at this point. So i don't know why these planes with machine guns mounted on them are on call readily available but the quickly deploy some airplanes four airplanes and shoot com flows. I wanna say to. During this whole situation there is several times where kong sets and down and all she does is to stand there and scream scream she will be never she never runs..
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Fm to get started and now back to our show now it may be also that part of the whole sacrificing to kong thing is a protection racket that it's not l. like he's protecting them right right. It's not so much we give a girl dot com so that hilly alone but so that he'll keep the dynasty dinosaurs away. Okay alright. i'll i had an idea that the if calm doesn't eat the brides and just uses them as pets for a little while and then get bored. Maybe on the other side of the island. There's like a whole little civilization of a former brides of con- who around the world goes round the world just over there hunt dinosaurs. And that's where the real bad averages are yeah so I wanna see that movie. Yes same but Eventually they managed to rescue an and and is not spin the relationship. She's not into it at all in other versions and has some sort of sympathy with kong and report with kong. This and it just screams she just which which also reinforces the idea that congress some kind of racial coding in that she is not into it at all she is just straight up terrified of him and continues to be through throughout the movie care. What yeah because. There's like parts where he's like undressing her than like smelling her melting. Her clothes smelling lakers like after touching her. Like it's very strange. He's his is definitely a creep but if he is to be if he if we are to accept that he is a metaphor for something else than her reaction is a metaphor metaphorical as well. Not great yeah thought that but eventually they they do rescue her and take her back towards the shore villages and con comes after them and wrecks the place. This is where you know they have this deal going for probably centuries if not thousands of years and this one group y guy shows up and it all goes to hell and calm destroys. The village stops on multiple. People bites a couple of people. I did by by death. Was that says eaten but he did not eat anybody. He just maybe. It was like implied that he was eating them. Since the the little figure was again mouse movement price. i maintain. He is actually a herb four and just bit them to congas and swallow maker that where you will so they eventually They drug gas him. They put him on a boat. They take him back to new york where denim gets the bright idea that he is going to put on a show where he exhibits kong to the public brilliance. Guess everything that has happened. This is idea. Yep he's he's seen how brutal kong is but he thinks this is a good idea so he rents a broadway theatre. He buys some chains. He charges twenty five dollars a ticket. 'cause we hear a guy say what's this show. This show cost me twenty five bucks. This better be these tickets. Were twenty five bucks each better. Be a good show and we already mentioned that Movie ticket was thirty. Five to seventy five cents..
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"It looked like a long neck to me. And i'm like aren't the don't these. Dinosaurs also only eat plants The the i think was a source. I don't you know what i did. Find my list of deaths so it should say there's a giant lizard. there's an. There's a giant steak snake a prehistoric culture and tear it on. So i guess. I was just giant giant lizard of some kind o- as megastores but he conned doesn't tillis tastes arts. He is shot in the head. By whitey context takes an and goes in the jungle and fight some monsters and the danamon driscoll grew chase after they run into various dinosaurs. Jack does not know what a dinosaur is. I just i guess he's never been off that boat. I don't know that he doesn't know why it's so the dinosaur family and i don't know how he doesn't know what that is. They were discovered in eighteen. Something they were first. The first one was discovered in eighteen hundred nine or something and they were named name dinosaur was coined in eighteen. Forty nine there around enough that somebody may little models of them to put them in this motion picture. So i don't know how it is. The jack doesn't know what a dinosaur well. Jack is pretty. He didn't have to learn anything you know. He's a he's a pretty white man so there you go but speaking of the dinosaurs i think denim really Missed the Opportunity here. I think he's made a mistake. He wants to once they rescue and A little go back once they rescue an and he Uses gas bombs which he brought along with him. He wants to take con back to new york. It seems to be why it's again. It's unclear if he knows what comedies are not seems to he has these gas on because he knows it's going to need guess something huge but there's dinosaurs yes. Kong is an unusually large gorilla eight. But but we have those you can see one it. Dinosaurs all been extinct for millions of years except the ones on this island. I think that is your real moneymaker. Being as they're just dumb lizards are probably a lot. Easier to control than than an intelligent primate. So i think his decision to take callback instead of one of these dinosaurs is his biggest.
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Since fucking win like what just happened so he acts like a total jerk to her but then he's nice for two seconds so she's like i guess maybe i love you too. Maybe maybe to her. It was just a you know. It's an early example of nagging. That he he's like real crapshoot she'll reich me and then she's like. Why isn't that guy like me. I guess i better make him like me. I don't know see this. When when an was a little girl there was a boy on the playground that punched her in the face and her mom was like that just means he likes you because the first thing he does is accidentally puncher in the face and then doesn't exactly apologize just sort of acknowledges are because a smack you pretty good like only he loves our. I like a girl that can take a punch but but having said that he is he is a a. I don't know what the hell is a mess. But he is the only one that expresses any concern for an safety when she gets kidnapped when well early on when when they're still on the boat and denim is having her practice being terrified of kong. Oh never they're going to find the mountain. He's like what the hell is he. What the hell is expecting to find out there. And then when they're going to the islands like we shouldn't be taking her with us as dangerous. Which which is sexist and condescending but at least used showing some concern for some concern. Yeah ray colonel. Denim is not. He's not shown concern for anybody safety not his not hers. Not jack not not. Charlie's not anybody's but anyway they get to the island. The natives tone to screw off. Oh wait let's let us have your blonde lady and they say no and we'll just come back later and surely though want be friends with us because who wouldn't want to be friends with a bunch of random white guys that that show up uninvited and they go back to the boat and the natives getting their little rowboats kayaks whatever and come out and get an and who can blame them seriously v. These these outsiders are gonna come spoil your ceremony. Why not sacrifice wanted them instead of one of your peak right. So they kidnap her as i mentioned earlier. Charlie's the one that notices she's missing and they all go to the island to get and back. And i believe this is one of those rest missions where more people die in the rescue tempt than our rescued which i think is poor math. Yes so disappointing. They go to rescue and they find her tied up being sacrificed to kong. I believe the natives are chanting and beating drums. And she's tied to the two pillars and kong makes as big entrance. And i wrote down.
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"They go to this island that they've not been invited to denims looking for kong but he doesn't seem to know what calling is but he's heard of cong- right and he's looking for it so they come to this island. They stumble onto the ceremony where they're preparing next yet. The a young girl to be the bride of calm. And i have a lot of questions about that. These people have been living there. We don't know how long they appear to be isolated from the rest of the world. There's this great wall that some civilization has built to keep out call. Whatever it is we don't know yet and we don't know if it is their ancestors who built this wall or some separate civilization and then these people came there later but they have made this cold calculation to sacrifice one of their own in order to preserve the rest of them. And it's working. It seems horrible does but it is working and these white guys come in and fuck it all up. They bucket all up now. I there's also some some drive-by racism here where the chief sees the white woman Yes golden woman. And at first i thought well of course he wants to give congress outsider instead of one of his people that make sense but then i was watching it again and i had forgotten. He offers six of his women for and darrow so he does think she is in fact more valuable than his women that khan will also find her more pleasing on the other hand if he gives six of his women for her. That means six of his people can leave the island. So maybe. I don't know maybe i've given the cheap too much credit. Maybe he's trying to save them. You know let's see how how many will be dumbed down. Take off the island for serve and sacrifice their lady to con. But of course they say no right. Oh gosh let's go back and talk about jack for a minute though. Oh yes tax. Oh jack jack driscoll the three main characters all have last names beginning with d. I don't think that actually means anything is just the thing i noticed. Carl denham and daryl and john jack driscoll another theme of this movie that no one else seems to have noticed is that it is about a young man coming to terms.
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"And convinces her somehow to come with them and she hesitates ra- moment but then he just says oh square and she says oh well since you said that you're on the square you must be on the square so we'll come with you a man who i have just met and hopefully you will not murder me immediately. Take me to the money adventure fame so throughout the film. She is so grateful to denim from rescuing for rescuing her from the street that she is willing to do and go and say whatever he wants without question i was going to say. This doesn't work out well for her but actually in the end. She's she's fine. She's traumatized but she survives. Which which many people do not so this is true. This is true. Good for her somewhere here. I had the death count in this movie. It's pretty high does the get. Does the death count include monsters. It does it does it. Nice nice kong himself. So law won't want while spoiler alert broiler almost hundred-year-old murray does not make to the end of the wall law. Honey what would you say. Is the b-movie working think this movie is about. I feel like there were so many points in the movie where i thought i knew what was happening and then i would just say like whites. When did this happen like did i miss something. It would be just from one second to the next just cages. I could not tell you like what is the theme of the movie is a is a. Is it a romance like a monster movie. It was it was really strange. I couldn't put my finger on it so clearly. The movie banks. The theme is beauty. Killed the beast right right but i. I believe that the theme of this movie is whitey. gonna white oh yes which Since we're there the they're i feel like there was a guy In sort of this point in the movie where we are now headed to skull island and he has just like this horrible fake chinese accent. Yes we looked him up to make sure he was actually chinese racist. How racist is this. Is this word he is. The man's name is victor. Wong he plays charlie. The ship's cook He was born in nineteen o six in iguana. Guess where you wanna guess where..
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"A by marian see cooper and ernest be showed sack who may be my favorite last name of a director produced by both of them screenplay by james krell men and ruth rose from a story by wallace. Marion c cooper. And i've actually read the novelization of this. This was not based on a novel but this was an early example of them putting out a novel based on the screenplay movie which is pretty standard now. But i think was fairly new thing. Then the version we watched had an overture. Yes it did four minute long. Overture apparently the looked into the movies used to this used to be of calm and especially if it was a musical movie would have an overture but this overture was actually inserted later. There was not an overture when it originally ran american classics or turner classic movies or one of those people sort of created this overture and inserted it for later release. Then we get the credits. Kong gets credit as the eighth wonder of the world. So they're trying to make us think he's a real thing and then it opens up with his old arab proverb which is ally. This is not an old arab proverb. Cosseting ride down exactly but it has to do with an when when the beasts saw beauty from that moment he was dead and this is the theme that they're trying to tell us that this movie the has the that be the beast is is weakened by his love of the beauty. I would argue that that is not the actual theme of arguably arguably so. We'll we'll get to that then It starts with Exposition boys come out on a dock and talk about denim and what a wildcard he is in explained to us. He makes these jungle pictures and one of these guys is the the ethical agents. Who's come to see dan. I'm in the other guys. Just someone for him to talk to so that we can get some exposition right right. And the guy goes on the boat and explains the denim. You got a bad reputation for being dangerous. I am not hiring any girls for you. I'm not sending any actresses for you to put in your picture because they might not make it back alive right. So that's great. That's that's our introduction to our hero. You're a dangerous lunatic. And i'm not. I cannot in good conscious. Send a woman to you to work for you. Yes interstate lift our damsel industry. Oh my god so yeah. He's like. I'll i got well. He's got a boat full of the. Do we see gas on this. I seem he's gotta get moving in a hurry because of monsoon seasons compton and then he needs to hire girl quickly. This movie does not shy away from the period it has made. It puts the depression front and center and this is important because denim knows that. There's gotta be desperate girls out there. Because they almost exclusively for women as girls girls the favourites. It's called a woman once the rest of the time. She is called a girl. And although i think also one time she does get a called a love interest. Yeah yeah the the public by public mike. My picture it doesn't have a love interest in it dumping denim knows that everybody is desperate and he can find some haughty who is so hungry. Important desperate on this dangerous trip with him. And that's what he he goes straight to like a bread line but none of them were hot enough. And then he finds Fay wray and darrow about to steal an apple and says that's the desperate hoti i. That's the hot hungry homeless girl. I'm looking forward. Anna from getting busted by the fruit vendor. And then take her to a restaurant by sandwich..
"king kong" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Most movie funds. I'm going and i'm honeybee. We are going to be watching and discussing. Monster movies specifically giant movies also known as kaija or daikai. We're gonna try to start at the beginning and move forward chronologically until we catch up which could take years. So that means we are beginning in nineteen three with king kong. The year is nineteen thirty. Three middle-order depressing. Everything is crap everything. Everything's grabbed we are very sexist and very racist though This movie While honeybee what what did you not seen it before. I yeah i had never seen it before. I actually haven't seen a lot of these movies. I'm a lot of these are going to be first timers for me so i didn't really know what to expect I was it was interesting. I mean it was fun to watch a movie from nineteen thirty three. You know it was a very big deal culturally right like it was a huge deal cinematic lee and it's crazy to be able to watch that movie and to see that and And to laugh it was it was a good laugh. Yeah it was a it was a big hit. It's a ton of money just like four days on two screens in new york with ticket. Prices between thirty five cents and seventy five cents at made. The budget was six hundred. Seventy two thousand two hundred fifty three fifty four dollars and seventy five cents and the box office was five point three million. Wow and movie tickets worth thirty five cents. Thirty five to seventy five. I that might have depending on where you are sitting in the theater. Just how classy the theater was okay. Okay but yeah me. Huge money Onion it's opening new york and then eventually played everywhere and then back then they would may be run something again. A few they'd re-release it a few years and of course eventually made its way to television. I for sought it as a kid at seeing clips many times. But i saw all the way through at a friend's house. And now we've back deja when you had the gadget not was coming on. Weren't there on time..
"king kong" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"That is an amazing way to do it and we really appreciate it and the more people that subscribe the more content. We're gonna make. I've got plans for all kinds of bonus content and special kinds of episodes that kind of play with the format a little bit. So we're going to do more and more of that we get more subscribers over there so check it out so with that. Said let's closest thing out with a piece of music and i wanted to coz it out with a big one for a A a movie like king kong. So i think. I'm going to go with a song from my most. Recent album david rosen. It's just a self titled album and this is the opening track creation. This is definitely a big track. So i thought it would be a good fit for king kong and going big and going huge in gigantic so Yeah let's close it out with creation from my latest album. David rosen and we'll be back with more piecing it together coming up real soon. Do too All points west production. Produced by. David rosen in las vegas..
"king kong" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"I you know a lot of people are team kong. A lot of people are team godzilla jay. I'm team jacob. Yeah sure well i can't. I can't understand how anybody could not be team calm. Because he's he's king kong. He's like he's our guy. Yano japanese then should be godzilla american announced. No no you're right. I think you know what's great about kong as a character is curious and he protects the characters and a lot of ways and you know again it comes down to back that romance in a way that love story that that affection that protector quality to where godzilla like saves people like by accident me. He like he fights other crazier monsters. But there's no real humanity in his character exactly the kong. He's virtually human character. Yeah and he had because he silent because he can't speak. He can only roar. He has this kind of chaplinesque quality. Which i think that they also really do beautifully in peter jackson's film essentially that kind of chaplinesque definitely because she's like an acrobat or whatever and she's way more talented than fairway. I love the moment. She's juggling and he just like totally bored by even the ice rink these are all very chaplinesque. Innocent things and i think some people. They might seem she's ball which might be part of the complaint about the film but to me that's harkening back to the essence of the success of kong in the first place. Sure is that he has this kind of childlike Protective quality for an so. I think it's again just like it's it's his humanity I think he's fierce bad ass like he has all that going for him to and he's really scary but also to we don't really know what godzilla is. It's just like a lizard monster that has no basis in reality. Yeah so where we look kong and and we we can see gorilla. you can see a primate. that's close to us and dna and shore. So i think there's even some of those words subliminal levels to that it's just a real thing we can wrap our minds around right. I didn't that the this suspension of disbelief which cinema does better than any other art form. still has its limits. Yeah you know. I cared about fan knows because it looked like josh brolin. Gravity about that character. I was invested in that character. Yeah so and that's a big ridiculous purple grimace. But i still found myself involved in him because there was a sense of reality yet. A sense of humanity to it. So no matter. What even if people love escapism. They always kinda wanna be reminded. The have one foot in something real sure i think kong at from a monster by far represents the best..
"king kong" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"You know it's like demille mixed with her dog. Basically yeah i i love. It's through a lot of these puzzle. Pieces here just this kind of meta element of filmmakers being nuts and yeah which is so funny to me. Because i think it's a lotta bullshit. Because i mean so the thing is for me. This is a very small tangent. Which is that a film director could be the most important person on the set and they could be the least important right. Where like hat. They're like baseball hat in a suit jacket and blue jeans and to sit in a chair and film crews will make a movie. Yeah they can. They know how to make a movie. They don't even need the directory. Whatever in less the film is going to be good than the director should be there to provide that vision. You know obviously as that goes on needed to be set there. Is this notion that a director can be crazy right and that's nothing further from the truth because you just have so much responsibility to other so much to do. They have to be a business person. You have to be a technical person you have to be a craftsperson of course make those creative decisions we also have to be a communicator appropriate. People person like this idea that like you were turtleneck stroke a white cat and alleged just like space out or that you're totally nuts is is is a romantic idea right. Yeah there's just too much too much. The period is too much responsibility too much risk. I mean i've only made films on small and medium scales and they're still so much money and time at risk that you really can't be like this aloof artistic genius quietly stroking your not just doesn't exist so i love the there. Is this a romantic notion of the film director that we really all embrace fun fun and it is. It's an entertaining character to watch. Yeah and he does it. Ripples through these found footage films like. I'll buy that. Some crazy kid has his camera on even though there was like a lizard monster grind apartment complex next door. He's gonna keep rolling. Yeah because that's just baked into our brains that these people are nuts. Filmmakers crazy so i don't know i i love that kind of interesting. Yeah well what do you got next. I'm gonna do. Jaws sure another stevie fellow who met. He's he can wear it. Ascott can sit quietly in a corner director who can do it He does often And so to me. Jaaz is kinda going back to. I mentioned earlier. About how i think king kong was was a a a kind of a fever dream of the future. Not how the industry would actually work king kong and son of kong thing because i blame jaws. Is the word blame. I blame jobs for destroying cinema and then spur star wars coming and pissing on cinemas grave in terms of roadshow distribution right..
"king kong" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"The greatest of all of all producers in hollywood history left the project but was the core executive producer at one point and actually was the one who gave the word king in front of kong at that point of just called kong. Yeah did themselves nichols like king kong and then was it that he was really balanced. Well what do you have your expertise. So this one's kind of interesting this one's going to be The early french film the cockatoos beauty and the beast. Sure so king kong had a really big influence in world cinema as well as american hollywood cinema. Which of course we don't hear about often but a lot of world cinema looked at hollywood. Make a beacon. I mean almost all world cinemas to clear response to hollywood because it was the real major manufacturing centre of cinema and the the french actually had a name for something which was l'amour fou which means the pardon my butchering of that word. But it means mad. Love like insane love And this was a concept that predated king kong but when king kong came out. They thought this was the greatest example of a mad love story. This is like a grill in love with a woman and this totally insane and she's terrified and his destroying things like this is the epitome of insane love so it had a huge influence and of course. The famous beauty killed the beast. Yeah and you know. So when the surrealist masterpiece the live action beauty and the beast came out. I think a lot of that relationship. The fear. a- turns into empathy. And in some instances turns into love inc was there was ground laid by king kong. Yeah yeah no definitely. I think that you know pseudo love story that you've got there. I mean it's it's so iconic and of course and the beast is so iconic as well just in its own different way from this but the thing is falling in love with a big hairy creature Is pretty close. Yeah that's our lives..
"king kong" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Kind of touched all corners of the film world. Yeah this kind of what. We're kind of highbrow Very avant-garde space epic. Yeah i definitely feel. there's a lineage. Because i think that it's the kind of film that inspired other filmmakers. There's something really unique about a movie that resonates with film people. Something about it. That has is some kind of like intrinsic quality about film. Yeah and so. I think that there was a a sense of grandeur is in two thousand one. I could see that. And i would also put another a comparison there with the idea of making this this epic where you're not giving too many of the answers of what you know. What is out there in this particular world. That filmmakers is bringing the life and Because that's not the important part necessarily like you. Can you can think about skull island all you want in. How all this happened. In how king kong. It's so big and all this really. There's a story here that you're you have to come along for the the rest of that is just part of it. Yeah i feel like sometimes logic gets in the way Yeah this is kind of a kind of a strange aside but one thing that always crop up in my mind. Is that movie us than recently. Came out back is i. I was really into that movie. I really loved the setup. And i thought it was great and i thought i did a great disservice to that film by explaining everything. Every single be is lane all the way and it's like did we really need the specifics of why and how you left that a mystery that would i think entices even more to think about probably thought about that movie sends except a bitch about it because i was so disappointed that i was told everything and when you deal with these concepts that are inherently absurd like gigantic gorilla. That's in the island. That's left off maps and that there is an indigenous people. The wall that he could just climb but he doesn't for some reason right. When you deal with these things that are you know inherently silly. And i use that word kind of you.
"king kong" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Kong films a clash of the titans twenty million miles to earth so this was an iconic Stop motion animator from the nineteen fifties. That did most of the major of the special effects work we think back on that period was going to be the harry housing stamp and so i think King kong in. It's really sophisticated like was watching last night. It was amazing to watch the the dinosaurs fight. Kong yeah and how. Kind of brilliant. it was. Just the the hand craft of that as an ins is insane fifty or twenty years later. Pardon me to have harry hausen kind of defined that sub genre filmmaking and special effects echinacea i can only imagine that king kong blew his mind. Oh yes was like this. Set a whole tone for now. A whole distinct era of cinema so king kong is definitely the influence on that stuff. Yes definitely i. I love his work so much and and king kong. it's crazy. Yeah that it came so much before that because it is so it just feels evolved. It feels like an art form that had already been being done for a long time that the fact that it was that advance at that point already is very wild I i will. I will say a dream movie of mine. A ray harry housing bio pic. That is stop motion animated. Oh wow that's hashtag it. I want that to happen the hashtag and then. Hbo mac will give you seventy million dollars to do it. You think they could do it for seventy million. I think so i think so. Yeah they they just need subscriptions. Yes that's prostituting themselves for subscription so hashtag it enough times three times. Yeah i had to get it done. Let's do it people together listeners. Get on release. The harry house in stop motion film. Catch the hashtag cut all right. I'll go with another puzzle. Piece here i go. I'm gonna go with shadow of the vampire. Oh two thousand really awesome movies. Yeah super weird like great idea of but basically Taking if w moreno and the idea that his nose virata was so realistic and so authentic That that its main star. Max shreck was actually a vampire and kind of dramatizing night into this movie. Where he really is..
In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films
"TV did not kill off the movie's 70 years ago. But the pandemic my just listen to this and the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet Warner Brothers, announcing that all of its 2021 releases and include the new Matrix, the new dune, Godzilla versus King Kong in the Heights, all of them to be streamed on HBO, Max at the same time they play in theaters. This is unprecedented. The films to debut simultaneously after month. They'll stop streaming continue to play on Lee in theaters. Previously Warner Brothers who said it would put Wonder Woman, 1984 on HBO, Max next December. In addition to in the
RIP Business Suit?
"Tina Ob is a professor of management at Babson College and she says, a lot of students will come to her. You know before they're interviewed for the first internships or first jobs and they will ask like Bush should I wear this job. So she thinks about the question of like how professional and professional norms a lot when I asked most people what is the most big symbol of the business world and visit professionalism almost everyone says the business eventually and Tina started thinking about why in about where these norms come from also she herself had a special relationship with the business suit because before she was in academia Tina worked in banking and I absolutely were businesses because We think about the prototype of a banker is that you have a tailored suits white man play golf. I'm a black woman doesn't play golf. So I had to get the soup right and they was. I mean I had the best. They were beautiful suits and they were tailored. It was by putting on a crown almost I felt special I. Felt you don't have on my uniform. This is my beautifully tailored uniform and people perceive me differently. So now Tina works in academia and she loves researching things and so all of this got her thinking like wait why is the business suit? The thing that we all wear to work like what about kilts or row observe why not something else so she started tracing the business suit back through time all the way back to its origins in the sixteen hundreds it turns out we have Charles the second to thank for the suit he was the. King, of England four hundred years ago. Yes and at the time when he became king, the fashion in the royal courts was like very very over the top men were these huge poofy wigs and they had these big sleeves on their clothes and crazy colors because di was very expensive. So it was a sign you were wealthy men wore high heeled shoes but all of his over the top nece in the royal courts it was it was starting to cause some problems for Charles getting all this criticism from religious and economic leaders who were saying that the royal family there were morally Herat's overly decorated, and so he was looking for a way to try to. Present himself and As more restraints, the sewage back then were made from wool instead of silk, and even though the colors were still kind of like Easter and colors just all over the place. This was still super restrained at the time and it starts getting even more strain. So details on the codes when Charles the second I started wearing, them were quite long but they got shorter and shorter and shorter and eventually the. Colors that people in suits became more muted product. We see today or at least what we used to see I, mean I actually can't remember the last time I saw someone in a suit, and you know says, she can't remember the last time. She wore one I have on a workout Sir Yoga pants but you know what typically going to work I wouldn't have the song. Oh, it's the same for me talk. It's so nice, oh. Yeah. I can actually there's been a lot of talk on social media and in all of these articles think pieces about how much people have been loving dressing down Lali living that yoga pants life right and it's not like working from home is going away. I. Mean millions of offices are closed through the rest of the year and beyond and. Even for people who do go back to the office, the setups probably going to be pretty different probably fewer people some partitions, maybe less reason to suit up there. Also Tina says that now the people have tasted this yoga pants life going back is going to be hard. There's something to say about the sigh of relief the collective sigh of relief I think the world. That tells you that there was labor associated with getting dressed in a professional way. Tina says for now she is advising her students to still put in that Labor for job interviews in banking and consulting jobs, or at least take care of the top part that people are GonNa zoom suit jacket suit jacket. Exactly and you know the suit has survived four hundred years of change electricity, the combustion engine, the Internet two world wars the suit has survived. All of that is working from home really going to be the thing that takes it down death by Yoga. Pants, seriously towards yoga pants that killed the I'm on. I like the idea of the suit as King Kong. But you know I don't know Cardiff because the business has been around as you say for a very long time for four hundred years I mean. Things change and maybe this is the business suits swansong like maybe it's time for us to start wearing other kinds of close. WE'RE NOT GONNA be wearing suits forever right drew I put this all to Tina and she said, you know if you want to know the fate of the suit right now, you've got to talk to people who work in fashion right look at fashion person at twin watcher about what we're seeing from shoppers and what designers are
Reviews: Resident Evil 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake
"Let's move on to what we're playing. As I mentioned last week I was playing three with. What's the matter we're excited to talk about? All the reflect I played resident evil three beats and even though I did enjoy a lot at the I ended up being ultimately pretty disappointed. I think compared to Ari too. It is half the game that Ari to was and you spend lot of the time sort of retraining. The same ground. That are a two did in those much. Less exploration much less puzzle solving so the whole experience was dislike points in your adult life. You would have been like thank God. This game is short and really fun just one moment in time and what you have more time at home and more time to play games. I don't care to play games. Amount of time spent a long office hours making house. I do not have time to play games. They have the exact same amount of time as I did. When my son was six months old always as a relief to have like a cool short action game I really liked it and I liked the compactness of it. That does not mean that. I think it's right to put it out like six dollar price tag but yeah I feel that way about a lot of games. It's just like you've got residential one reservoir to resonable threes like not. It's just not as substantial as as those first few games and this was their chance to fix that and add more to it. I don't know teenage. Did you ever beat it. I haven't played it yet. I'm missing out on for sure. No spoilers about it but I did like I did like the final boss fight in resonable three other. That was pretty cool. There's a lot of Good Gore. Do you like the part where those Insects lay eggs in your mouth. That was cool. I ever greater whatever the name for the new types the head crab things like go over your your head like a like A. It's like in Peter Jackson's King Kong. When the WORM GOBBLES UP Andy Circus? It's like that yeah. I hate that part. I know yeah parts back but the rest of US are at least seventy. Five percent of us are now playing final fantasy seven. Actually all this all right. Are we all playing that now Cool this doesn't happen very often. We're all in the same game seriously. Yeah it's great. I played through chapter one last night. Barely started chapter two when my son decided he was done with this whole sleeping thing. So that's all I want to play. You don't have to slam anymore. But I can't play when he's awake Sam. That's the problem. What about that little rocker that you have next to the game console? He looks looks. It is true it is true that you have the small window of time where he can't move around yet so just face them away from the TV. But we're we're well past that yes anyway. I can't speak to as much. I liked the first chapter. It's very very linear very hand holding. You don't really get freedom to do much but from what I got to experience the combat system. I liked it bouncing back and forth between the characters Tina. You're much further along than anybody. What what do you think of? I think I'm in chapter eight or nine actually now And I'm obsessed with it and this is actually exactly the game that I want in quarantine where it's super lengthy. There's a storyline that I think hook onto some of the dialogue is laughable or not the dialogue but like the character dynamics between each other. It's just like cheesy friendships. But some of them are cute and fun in their occasional dialogue moments. That are funny to End The combat is good. I've seen a lot of people talk about how it's kind of confusing at first. So it's interesting David your early on but you're enjoying it. Maybe it's just People used to the term based structure more than that but I think it melds the two really well especially if like if you know final coming into it. And you don't have to learn about things like the All the magic abilities that you have or summons and what that stuff means like how some of those like upgrade systems work. It's much easier just to jump in and not have to learn all of that Independently of anything else. So I'm familiar with Real easy for me and it was really nice to kind of jump back into those familiar structures so I think I think one of the things that I would love to have infancy. Seven is what Dragon Age had. Which is the tactics ability so you can go in and actually premier companion members and how what their behaviors are in accordance to what battle scenarios there
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.
Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
"Super spreading offense public health officials tracking the covert nineteen outbreak are on the lookout for them the new corona viruses already considered highly contagious and spread from a single city in China to the rest of the world within thirty days super spreading events in which one person infects many others could make the outbreak spread even faster and yours King Kong explains why last month a British man went to a conference in Singapore and then on a ski trip to the French Alps what he didn't know when he arrived in the Alps was that he was infected with the virus behind the coded nineteen outbreak and appears that during his stay at the ski village he invited eleven other people the World Health Organization says some are calling this a super spreading event Max slough Emory University models how diseases spread an individual in fact much more profound than typical average person early estimates for the new coronavirus suggests that the average infected person usually only spends it to two or three other people the possibility of super sporting events as worried researchers since the new corona virus was discovered it's because in the past super spending events have triggered explosive chains of transmission and other outbreaks Jessica Matt Caffrey searches population and disease dynamics at Princeton University the poster child receives running event happened during the sars outbreak where a huge proportion cases was traced back to this Metropol hotel back in two thousand three there is a doctor treating patients who as far as another corona virus disease he checked into the Metropol hotel in Hong Kong at least thirteen other people on this floor got sick and from that hotel the disease spread to Canada Vietnam and Singapore in twenty fourteen at more than three hundred new a bullet cases were traced to the funeral of a popular healer who died of the disease in Sierra Leone Adam could try ski studies the dynamics of infectious diseases at the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine in a twenty fifteen outbreak of another corona virus in South Korea about two thirds the transmission actually came just two events in Austin to a businessman infected at least twenty six people and one hospital and a person at a different hospital second eighty two other patients visitors and staff both of those instances fast track to the spread of the virus so in that situation if you can avoid this to find happening you you got a nice yeah so why does super spending happen Jamie Lloyd Smith who studies how diseases spread at UCLA so the factors that cause it very alive it runs the gamut from someone is feeling perfectly well that happens to be spreading virus without knowing it to somebody's quite sick in the active trying to help them puts the virus into the air and exposes people starting events often happen in hospitals were very sick people get Hosp the procedures that might expose others to their blood are there long fluids what Smith says that so far super spending events may be happening with the new coronavirus but they don't seem to be causing explosive outbreaks as they did in the early days of sars the question is why is that a biological difference between the two viruses or is a consequence of you know we actually learned some things about how to deal with these viruses and infection control the man that spread then you can run a virus to eleven others in the Alps health officials believe they caught that situation before it ignited a chain I could have spread Kobe nineteen
What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?
"Super spreading events public health officials tracking the covert nineteen outbreak are on the lookout for them the new corona viruses already considered highly contagious it spread from a single city in China to the rest of the world within thirty days super spreading events in which one person infects many others could make the outbreak spread even faster NPR's King Kong explains why last month a British man went to a conference in Singapore and then on a ski trip to the French Alps what he didn't know when he arrived in the Alps was that he was infected with the virus behind the coup bid nineteen outbreak and it appears that during his stay at the ski village he infected eleven other people the World Health Organization says some are calling this a super spreading event Max Lao Emory University models how diseases spread an individual in fact much more profound and there should be co average person early estimates for the new coronavirus suggests that the average infected person usually only spent the two two or three other people the possibility of super sporting events as worried researchers since the new corona virus was discovered it's because in the past super spending events have triggered explosive chains of transmission and other outbreaks Jessica Matt Caffrey searches population and disease dynamics at Princeton University the poster child receives running event happened during the sars outbreak where a huge proportion cases was traced back to this Metropol hotel back in two thousand three there is a doctor treating patients who had sars another corona virus disease he checked into the Metropol hotel in Hong Kong at least thirteen other people on this floor got sick and from that hotel the disease spread to Canada Vietnam and Singapore in twenty fourteen at more than three hundred new a bullet cases were traced to the funeral of a popular healer who died of the disease in Sierra Leone Adam could charge ski studies the dynamics of infectious diseases at the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine in a twenty fifteen outbreak of another corona virus in South Korea about two thirds the transmission actually came just two events in hospitals a businessman infected at least twenty six people and one hospital and a person at a different hospital second eighty two other patients visitors and staff both of those instances fast track to the spread of the virus so in that situation if you can avoid this to find happening you you've got a nice yeah so why does super spending happen Jamie Lloyd Smith who studies how diseases spread at UCLA so the factors that cause it very alive it runs the gamut from someone is feeling perfectly well that happens to be spreading virus without knowing it to somebody's quite sick in the active trying to help them puts the virus into the air and exposes people super starting events often happen in hospitals were very sick people get Hosp the procedures that might expose others for their blood are there long fluids Lloyd Smith says that so far super spending events may be happening with the new coronavirus but they don't seem to be causing explosive outbreaks as they did in the early days of sars the question is why is that a biological difference between the two viruses or is it a consequence of you know we actually learned some things about how to deal with these viruses and infection control the case of the man that spread the new coronavirus to eleven others in the Alps health officials believe they caught that situation before it ignited a chain I could have spread coded
Would King Kong Be Considered an Endangered Species?
"All that. So new show from the creator of the control. Group comes a new scripted. podcast the seventh daughter. Why in the southern have no right to put her in this seven daughter all ten episodes available? Now listen on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast Josh. Look into brain stuff. Production of iheartradio. Hey brain stuff. Lauren both Obama here. If you're considering a summer vacation to fictitious land then skull island isn't eco-tourism dream. Come true they are. You can avoid the genetic mischief of drastic parks Isla New bar end the radioactive horror of monster island but still visit a place where prehistoric creatures thrive in the wild skull island. Sometimes sometimes called. Kong's island is home to perplexing array of organisms as captured in the nineteen thirty three film King Kong and its sequels and remakes. It houses everything everything from native populations of Homo Sapiens to dinosaurs like tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus. And then there's the Ape Lord himself King Kong. Ah Unlike the dinosaurs tear soars and please sores palm. Island Kung doesn't quite line up with any known prehistoric beast even gigantic pethick. As the largest known primate of all time stood no more than ten feet tall. That's about three meters Kung however stands at least eighteen feet or five and a half meters tall in the nineteen eighteen thirty three film and is even taller in some telling 's sizing up like this can prove something of a risky move evolutionary speaking bigger bodies come with increased energy demands and body changes to keep everything from falling apart noted zoologist r McNeill Alexander once explained the King Kong would collapse under under his own weight. He'd be a hundred and twenty five times the volume of a real ape loaded with one hundred and twenty five times the weight but on the physical frame of a typical guerrilla. His legs simply wouldn't be able to support him. Essentially you can't just scale up creatures size and expect it to function the same way plus an apelike Kong might be big enough to defeat all its fellow beasts in a brawl but couldn't cope with climate change habitat loss or the destructive tendencies of human civilization. Even if he somehow could support weight being big isn't enough to cope with these other dangers. Priest titans like gigantic pickus and the giant Slavs present a valuable lesson in the vulnerability of life as giant land mammals national geographic ones pointed out that based on computer modeling of Heights. Every species species has an effective upper limit of size and the closer they evolved toward that size the greater the risk of extinction. Perhaps that's why King Kong is typically described as the last of his kind even skull island seems incapable of supporting a robust population of rampaging giant apes. Not only would he be considered an an endangered species. He's also what's often referred to as functionally extinct because let's face it. Kong species is at a dead end despite an alleged had sun cong popping up from time to time the population of this species has clearly dipped well below the threshold for genetically stable reproduction in other words. If there are female cones out there the resulting offspring would be subject to the sort of lack of genetic diversity that leads to genetic disorders and eventually extinction and Kong's not alone. Several real life species exist in the state of impending doom including the Baiji a freshwater dolphin once found in the Yangtze River. We've we've even seen a recent example of a last known member of a species succumbing to extinction George the last Hawaiian tree snail who died in captivity on January first of two thousand nineteen George No giant but his death highlights the lesser known plights of extinction that of snails and slugs amphibians face a similar crisis and in both cases there are inevitable ripple effects throughout the
Take a flying bite on a rolling doughnut
"Your way to it as you. Listen to this podcast. There are few things is delicious. Is Fried Dough. Archaeologists believe they found fossilized remnants of. I'm in native American settlements but since the fresh ones are so tasty who will move on to win they appeared in Manhattan or as it was known at the time do Amsterdam at that point. It was marketed by Dutch bakers under a name. I can't pronounce. But which means Oily Kate. We're now going to the mid nineteen hundreds when a baker are put nuts like almonds in the center of the pastry in areas where it might not fully baked from this. The name don't was born at the time. It was spelled spelled D. O. U. G. H.. But Americans have shortened it to do in ut both are accepted but now you know how to quiet your snooty neighbor if they wanNA to make an issue of it as for how the hole in the center of the doughnut. There's several theories including one about ships captain who impaled one on the wheel but there's no oh definite answer so I'll just leave it there in one thousand nine hundred twenty in New York. A Russian emigrant built a machine that could make donuts automatically while he probably we didn't have a sign in the window proclaiming. That hot doughnuts are available. The public quickly found out about them and his business was a huge success. Eventually grossing twenty five million dollars a year. That's about three hundred ninety million in today's dollars. In addition to tasty doughnuts customers could also watch the doughnuts being made made as the Dow dropped into the oil and move down the line cooking as they went along through movies us stories and a world's fair everyone learned about doughnuts. Oh Nuts Joe. Lebow however learned about failure. He had made his way from New Orleans to Paducah Kentucky where he sold a secret recipe the Ishmail L. Armstrong a one with the name crispy cream. Tell me you see that coming. Armstrong headed to Winston Salem North Carolina where he began selling selling crispy cream donuts on July thirteenth. Nineteen thirty seven to local grocery stores. He then built the business into a small chain and put engineers to work developing a more efficient production line. The stores were mostly in the southeast. But in one thousand nine hundred ninety six a store opened in where else. Manhattan in two thousand crispy. Cream began offering stock to raise money for even more growth. Then there's this other little company called Dunkin donuts or as it calls itself today Dunkin Fun fact in southeast Missouri. There's a bakery called Dunkin donuts named after the county where it's located another store during that same name is in Pennsylvania Dunkin began in nineteen fifty and like crispy it grew into an international operation. Dunkin hopes to have fifteen thousand stores by next year. Crispy has about a thousand stores earlier. This year food network set out to pick the best doughnut any state eight in Tennessee. That prize went to the King Kong at five daughters bakery and frankly the product takes three days to make assuming you're now on your way to a bakery bakery. I'll give you one more chance to reconsider some donuts. have up to seven hundred calories crispy creams double dark chocolate. Donut comes comes packed. With three hundred and seventy calories and twenty six grams of sugar. I could tell you more about the health benefits doughnuts but do any of us really want to know I thought so. And finally it's
Who Would Win: The Death Star vs. Unicron
"Another episode of who would win a show that completely ignores anything important happening in the world and instead focuses on the fictional battle between two characters from the world of comic sci fi and fantasy. I'm your host james gadsden ozzie and as always i'm joined by my co host race aquinas ray. We've had some titanic that was before but i believe today's battle. Maybe the biggest one we've ever had. I'm glad lead you said it because we've never had a battle of the proportion of this one. We're talking planetary level literally literally early planetary level. This is a wild one to do. I actually have a planetary level of hatred for one of the characters today. Can you guess which one will since the death star. I'm going to assume yuna krahn correct. You know why i know why would you have any with the planet eater. Here's the deal okay as we all know so. I have a lot of admiration respect men love if you will for our savior hopeful presidential candidate for twenty twenty maybe twenty before mega truck leader of the septic. We were both huge mega tron fans right and we're both still very angry about that battle against king kong going the wrong way right. I have no idea how you lost that and i feel like a tortured soul for going against megaton but you know i had to do it but here's the deal i really i really i <hes> i'm so emotionally i guess so much angst against unicorn but what does that do with megatrend in utica. What are we talking here. Here's the deal was the last time we saw mega tron in the nineteen nineteen hundred cartoons during the g one correct and that would be transformers the movie which featured unique ron. That's right and what what did you do to matron. He killed him and he brought him back as galveston. That's i wouldn't say he killed him. He sort of just he was almost eddie saying i can still function i'm good he kind of got absorbed by macron and then remade as galveston right so matron bottom line disabuse gone he was pretty much done with the transformers universe the universe anyway that moment correct until he came back and later forms later series absolutely but give me fair you were going to take anything away from galveston right now. He's voiced by leonard nimoy and i will never go against spock doc okay. Here's the deal there's nothing against leonard nimoy or or you know spock when there's a jackpot. Is it the mega millions or the galvin million i would. I would take either okay you. You have no money so of course but here's a deal mega. Tron is the leader of the deceptive cons what happened when galveston took over what happened. The deceptive accepted cons. They went downhill. They had to re- reformed again. That is absolutely correct. That's right so they were also in service to ukraine who got blown out right. So what are they doing like the yeah horrible horse to the right star bingo. Today's battle for me is personal and i am gunning for yuna ron sherve the autobahn. Kinda took them out but i'm going to do it even better with the deaths. Are i mean i don't see how based on what i know about both the death star and unicom but i'm excited sighted to hear you try okay ray. I've really gone deep of the research in in my hand. I have an envelope now.
'No Room For The Modest Hit Anymore': Broadway Prepares For Summer Closings
"Broadway is coming off a record season in terms of attendance and box office receipts with twenty nine shows to choose from right now. Five of those shows though including some big budget disappointments agents are going to close over the next two weekends jeff london explains broadway attendance was up fourteen percent between twenty eighteen twenty nineteen generating one one point eight three billion dollars in ticket sales. It's been a great year for broadway and that's true if you're one of the producers of a blockbuster show but not everyone is i've been invited to the party says jeremy gerard who's been covering broadway as a reporter and critic for over three decades when he tallied up the eleven shows that opened in close this season though shows accounted for something like one hundred and forty million dollars in investment and that's a huge number at a time time when we're seeing these blockbuster shells and more reports of higher and higher box office grosses that tells me that we're in trouble that there's no room for the modest hit more several shows always close right after the tony awards if their box offices soft and they haven't won any any tony's and that happened with three shows this year charlotte saint martin president of the broadway league the organization that represents producers in theater owners. She says every summer shows close. We have a history of summer closings that goes back forever in two thousand fourteen. There was six in two thousand twelve. There was it's eight but this year there are more and what's unusual is that instead of hanging onto labor day to cash in on tourist dollars. Five musicals are closing in the next two weekends king kong which bumped up the losses significantly because it cost a staggering thirty six point five million dollars the prom tom pretty woman the share show and be more chill. Jerry gehring is a lead producer of that show. Who's cast album enjoyed more than two hundred million streams before a sold out run off broadway last summer but it never found real traction on broadway. It was a lot of factors like a lot of shows. We didn't get the tony love. We didn't get a straight across. Critical response. Broadway is incredibly expensive and you have to fill a lot of seats to to stem the losses. The producers decided to close in mid august because a lot of its target audience teams. Go back to school now before labor day gearing. Thanks says there are hoping to make back some of the nine million dollars they lost with a tour and licensing the broadway league's charlotte saint martin points out that most shows lose money four out of five shows don't recoup some don't lose all but don't recoup and yes. A lot of people lost a lot of money. There's no question that shows cost more in if they don't recoup. There's more money being lost but why so many this summer new york times critic ben brantley has a theory theory. All the shows were talking about the musicals at least including the unfortunate king kong. Just aren't that good so perhaps we're talking about discernment for wants what's journalist jeremy gerard has another theory. There are five shows lined up for every fever that becomes available and it's a seller's market. It's a market for vertu landlords and they want the big hits in there so i believe that they're putting a lot of pressure on producers of shows that are under performing to cut bait as is quickly as possible to get potential new hit him for example after kinky boots closed this spring moulin rouge moved right into the same theater and it's a smash hit for n._p._r. News i'm jeff london in new york.
Disney World should ban childless millennials, mom says in rant
"Well because remember talking about this latest story with this the mother of a young child I don't know if she's a single mom I don't know what her situation is but I know re mom turns out but go ahead yes so she went on a Facebook rant that is got in it completely a viral now and so many stations and news outlets are covering this story about how she is bashing up millennials or childless millennials to be more specific about how they should be banned from Disney world and not allowed to go because they're ruining it for others so you and I can go to Disney world according to her she would like us to be banned because one or millennials and two we don't have children as she thinks that there will not even their money elsewhere your house doesn't matter it's a bit of your home or with their dog mom you're not a dog there's no such thing yes there is if there was any point to be a wall number one right off the bat let's take a call six one seven two six six sixty eight sixty eight have you ever gone to Disney without having kids in tow I have so many comments on this I have so many thoughts I'm trying to find the woman's exact comments like I know one one she was upset because you want to get a kid a Mickey pretzel yeah and the line was so long because so many waffles types were standing in line to get a Mickey pretzel in her kid was screaming and she's a congradulations jerks you've got my kids screaming at Disney because you have to be here even though you don't have kids okay control your child skip the Mickey brats all come back in two minutes all I have it now I have the a I have the post I mean I can I will read the whole thing because it's super long let's say she says it pisses me off to no end when I see childless couples with without and then she meant to say children at Disney world Disney world is a family amusement park yet these immature millennials throw away their money on useless crap they have no idea the joy and happiness it is to mothers who by their babies treats and toys they will never experience the exhaustion that it is to chase a three year old around and getting stares at assuming I'm a bad mother and then it goes on and there's a lot of explicit and so forth that I can't read here but she basically says that she doesn't believe the millennial should be there without children and that they should be banned if they don't have children classic Facebook rant your let's hear it VB hot take time where I need like a flames or something lightning it somehow I yeah I'd like a flame thrower I don't think I have ever appropriate sound for US one of the S. waffles yes exactly she's not a hundred percent wrong is not a hundred percent right and all I had so many reasons why she's alright I can give you I'll tell you one hundred percent wrong alright let's do it now me you what you tell me why first why she's not wrong well first and foremost Disney is for kids so that's an accurate and I it's not accurate it's for kids so it's not grown ups are supposed to believe in flying crickets and kisses that bring people back to life you wanna hear in exact direct quote from the creator of Walt Disney okay the current owner of Walt Disney Walt Disney the creator of Walt Disney sure why he actually created the park this is it this is an actual quote here he stated your dead if you aim only for kids adults are only kids grown up anyway I get a wreck while I get that lightning do you because it sounds like you just go you did not what you just said I get it and I also get that these parks are short changing like I'm not to bring universal into this but when universal does this new King Kong thing while I work up and say Jeez I conduct a baby you're not allowed to go there because you're not I don't I was dialing the second you this is where you're at because the all weather she's not listening no I rotated around no I'm sorry it sees me eyes thank you face to face open your mouse ears lightning I'm listening you're listening with your nose is growing you see right in their waffles I do not lying so it's not dessert for most people you think of Disney and you think of a family of four when you think of that family of four at Disney you think of two kids that are getting tired that are hot that are hungry that are thirsty whatever and what you know is if you've ever been there lightning man those guys should have it in the way that rich people get fast Pat and celebrities get fast passes a Disney kids should have fast passes at at food and drink polls because they cannot wait and when they needed they needed now unlike the adult so this woman who's got the kid at the pretzel thing and she's thirty people back in the line because it's twenty nine waffles standing there they ought to be able to cut that line that kid is not you should have a panel yeah moved fast pass that's fine have a parent fast pass but you know what in order to say that's what I'm telling my secondly what why isn't she wanted these parents like every other parent with their strollers in the park to actually bring snacks and food and everything else because we know Disney as expensive as it is so why don't you you know what that is a special treat to have a pretzel that's fine the one it's just circle back when the lines a little bit shorter seven one what kind of loser over twenty two would ever go to Disney that seems personal line that is personal that is very personal I'm not even going to comment I don't think the word I can't say the words legally on the air you gonna go there for your honeymoon I wasn't get married there and I know that had to have been a consideration no it really wasn't actually family and friends and they can't all traveled down to Disney world if you had to if know had the chance to get a ride there's going to be a renewing of the vows at some point there I'm pretty sure doubtful the real wedding you think so but now so I've pulled this now and then we're gonna get the phones but are childless millennials rowing Disney world and Disneyland yes are now sixty three percent say yes I just think that's so asinine for people to say that they actually mean that their stick in the mud and they don't know how to have fun in life so that I world is too serious you know what's wrong with a little fun and entertainment and escape I don't flags to an hour Six Flags before you know it you're not allowed to go to movies either that's entertain the other ten kids are going on the Superman roller coaster face amount they are these days they are how they pass the requirements like that some do and some don't but they're tryin here's my ultimate take on this lighting then we'll take some calls our products six one seven two six six sixty eight
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury in 2020 Rematch Fight
"And Tyson fury could have a potential rematch. Now, Deontay wilder is having a rematch with Lewis King Kong or TS here in September. Mike, you're the big boxing aficionado. I, I was stunned that Deontay wilder did what he did to Luis Ortiz. Well, I think is a very good boxer. So I like the fact that those are fighting again, but are you interested in wilder fury rematch, which I thought was a very close. I definitely am interested because I also gre- that it was a close fight. And I think it's, it's watchable you like it has you intrigued because it was. Closed. So let me ask you a question. What happened with Anthony Joshua? Who is he? He's fighting some no name guy like what happened there, man. I'm trying to see I believed that his opponent was hurt in, then this guy is a standing standing, and it's pretty much literally a standing guy any Joshua's, the Steve Gutenberg of boxing. It's like why did he become Tom Hanks? Like he could've right. He's right there. He could have been a huge movie star, and he did it who's ever managing Anthony, Joshua's careers during the horrible job, get them out there to be a huge star this while they're you spend two seconds or that dude's a super slow, he's trying to Anthony, Josh is making a lot of money, just in England, a lot of money in the police academy movies, but he's become a star even notice fight is a dud. But this is I fight in the US in New York. So he's trying. I'm with I'm with you, though. Deontay wilder is entertaining and must see television. So sign me up for whatever that dude does.
Brooks Koepka wins nail-biter PGA Championship
"Brooks cathc entered the final round of the PGA championship in New York with a seven shall lead. But his lead shrunk at one point that just a shot over Dustin Johnson. Then the final hall couple of short practice strokes will turn left if anything it's been a tough day. But now can enjoy it as that starts left turn towards the whole Anna. Brexit cap got Wednesday hundred and first PGA championship has four major championship. Go by the way, King Kong alive on Broadway is playing in the city. King Kong played out here, Bethpage this week. Mark Carnevale on Westwood One. He wins his second straight PGA Calcavecchia does finishing eight under two shots better than
What If the Meteor that Helped Wipe out the Dinosaurs Had Missed Earth?
"Today's episode is brought to you by smart water twenty years ago. Smart water, reimagined, what water could be from thoughtful bottle designed to supporting smart people who are changing our world through fresh thinking. Like, you smart water has added electrolytes for taste and great tasting water helps you stay hydrated, feeling refreshed and ready to take on your day. Refresh yourself with smart water. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff, Lauren Vogel bomb here on the northern coast of the Yucatan peninsula near the town of chick. Love. Mexico is a crater about one hundred twenty miles in diameter. That's about one hundred ninety kilometers the asteroid that created this crater was about six miles. That's ten kilometers wide and hit the earth sixty five million years ago in spite of these immense, measurements, the craters hard to see even if you're standing right on its rim to get a good map. Nasa. Researchers examined it from space. Ten years before the nineteen ninety discovery of the chick fil crater, physicists, Louise, Alvarez and geologist. Walter Alvarez, a father son team proposed a theory about the impact that we know today created it. They noted increased concentrations of the element iridium in sixty five million year old clay radium is rare on earth, but it's more common in some objects from space like meteors and asteroids, according to the Alvarez theory, a massive asteroid had hit the earth blanketing the world iridium, but shower of particles wasn't the only affect of the collision the impact caused fires climate change and widespread extinctions at the same time dime stores, which until then had managed to survive for a one hundred eighty million years died out, geophysicist Doug Robertson of the university of Colorado at boulder theorizes, the impact heated earth's atmosphere dramatically causing most big dinosaurs to die with an hours this mass extinction. Definitely happened fossil evidence shows that about seventy percent of species living on earth at that time. Became extinct. The massive die off marks the border between the Cretaceous and tertiary periods of earth's history. Which are also known as the age of reptiles and the age of mammals respectively today, scientists call the extinction decay t- event after the German spellings of Cretaceous and tertiary the t- event had an enormous effect on life on earth. But what would have happened if the asteroid hadn't missed would it have led to a world where people in dinosaurs would coexist or one in which neither could live. In a world where an asteroid whizzed past earth instead of crashing down with a force of a hundred million tons of TNT life could have progressed much differently. Sixty five million years ago, some of the animals and plants that are common today. We're just getting started these include placental mammals, which are mammals that develop inside a placenta in the womb and angiosperms, which are flowering plants insects that rely on flowers, such as bees were also relatively new many of these life forms thrived after the t- event, and without that mass reptilian extinction to clear the way they may not have found ecological niches to fill in this scenario. Today's world might be full of reptiles and short on mammals, including people. But even if the asteroid hadn't hit done stores and other Cretaceous life forms might have become extinct. Anyway, some dinosaur species had started to dwindle long before the asteroid's impact. This has led many researchers to conclude that the asteroid was just one aspect of a complex story. Other global catastrophes. Massive volcanic eruptions in what is now. India most likely played a role also the earth's changing landscape as the supercontinent Panja broke up into today's continents. Probably had something to do with it too. Then there's another argument that the chip to love asteroid hit the earth too early to have caused the extinction. Researchers Gerda Keller and Marcus Harding, both conclude that the impact took place three hundred thousand years before the end of the Cretaceous period. Keller theorizes chick fil impact was one of at least three massive collisions Harding argues at the iridium layer didn't come from the web asteroid but from another event such as series of meteors burning up in the atmosphere. He bases. This theory on ROY particles objected during the impact a most of these are in an older layer of the earth than the Katie iridium layer, according to both of these points of view the absence of the club. Asteroid strike may not have had a big affect on the k t extinction earth was a warm planet for most of the time that dinosaurs lived after the end of the Cretaceous period, the world got a lot colder and experienced several ice ages. Whether dinosaurs could have survived such change in climate is debatable. It's hard to come to a definitive conclusion about what the world would look like today without the chicks love impact. But the question of whether people in dinosaurs could have coexisted is a captivating won the ideas, president in everything from the Congo legend of mock lame Obembe to King Kong to the pervading kitsch of the Flintstones. Then of course, there's the prevailing scientific theory about the origin of birds that they are in essence dinosaurs that we are coexisting with today. Today's episode was written by Tracy the Wilson and produced by Tyler claim brain stuff is a production. Iheartradio's how stuff works to hear more from Tracy. Check out the podcast stuff, you missed in history class and for more on this and lots of other historic topics is that our home planet. How stuff works dot com. 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Data Reveals Most Influential Movies
"This is science Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Christopher Dodd Yata. If you go by ticket sales. The most popular film of all time is gone with the wind. I don't give a damn that is Justin for inflation, by the way, but movies take at the box office is influenced by advocates distribution reviews. So box office may not be the best measure of a movies cultural influence to address that question. Researchers gave movies the big data treatment by analyzing the complex network of connections among forty seven thousand movies on the internet movie database IMDB, the popular movie site tracks every time a film has been referenced or spoofed featured a remade all factors that indicate a movies influence on subsequent films and by analyzing those connections with a handful of algorithms, including Google's page rank algorithm. The data scientists came up with a new number one. It's another nineteen thirty nine flick by the same directors as gone with the wind which has been spoofed more than three hundred times and referenced by nearly three thousand movies. It's the wizard of Oz. Kansas city. Dorothy adventure was followed by the original Star Wars. The original psycho, King Kong and two thousand one space odyssey. The full ranking is in the journal applied network science. The nalysts does have limitations it favors older films. And the underlying I am db data have been shown to be biased towards western movies. That is the products of western civilization, not shoot em ups as for Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara, they still made the list but down at number nineteen. For scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm christopher.
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"Health and saleable on itunes mother areas h e you can find me every day at slash film dot com and i'm on twitter at h tran bui all right thanks guys joining us now is slash film managing editor jacob hall jacob how's it going to go okay i'm happy to be here and happy to find talk about this set visit after a over a year now yeah so last year you traveled to new zealand to check out the set of a movie called mortal engines so give us the i guess the log line for mortal engines what is this movie about if people don't know oh boy this is a tough thing try to summarize but i guess i'll lead with who's making it and that is a peter jackson this producing it and he wrote it with flippable in and fran walsh who co who co wrote lord of the rings in the hobbit films with so it's very much a lord of the rings reunion i is being shot in in wellington new zealand on many of the same sets no captions lord rings were shot on a lot of the same crew so it is big enough not very different thing it's very much representative of that crew and wrecked by christian rivers who started off as a story board artist for jackson on brain dead or alive paying with telly prefer and then became a second unit director and visual effects supervisor one oscar for king kong so it's interesting reuse.
Disgraced Donkey Kong champion just lost his Guinness world records
"Based on the complete body of evidence presented in the official dispute throw twin galaxies administrative staff has unanimously decided to remove all of billy mitchell's donkey kong scores as well as ban him from participating in competitive leaderboards let me give you guys a little bit of more context for all of you out there scratching your head going who's billy mitchell why should i care so over on polygon they write all the high scores of billy mitchell the longtime donkey kong pacman champion have been thrown up by twin galaxies following review of seven year old footers that determined three of his million point high scores had been falsified twin galaxies the high score sanctioned into thirty whose history practically begins with mitchell's career in the early nineteen eighties announced the decision early this morning it concludes a lengthy review of a challenge brought in early february against mitchell's one million sixty two thousand eight hundred point performance of july thirty first two thousand ten which had long race suspicion in the donkey kong highscore community so oh okay i i'm gonna admit i kinda a little bit of a chuckle when i read this donkey kong housework community as like super robust community jared he'd be educated in a way it is this this is something actually care a lot about and no a little but did you see king kong yes i did okay so obviously that's that community twin galaxies serves as the keeper of video game records for pretty much everything they partner with the guinness book of world records and they've been around for very very long time trying to legitimize and sanction and provide a sense of oversight to whether or not somebody's the best in the world at this particular thing which in the sports i think becomes especially interesting but billy mitchell really as nobody's going to dispute the bill mitchell is anything but spectacular video game player he played the first perfect game pacman perfect game it is mathematically impossible to score more points than he did billy mitchell got every dot every power pellet all.