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Robert Caro on How He Does It
"Robert Carroll joins us now he is the Pulitzer Prize. Winning author of many books. New Book is called working researching interviewing and writing. He's also the author of the years of Lyndon Johnson four volumes of them thus far and the powerbroker Robert Moses and the fall of New York Bob. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure to be here all right so everyone has been greatly anticipating a volume five of the years of Johnson. But instead you have written this other book working researching interviewing writing. Why did you decide to do this? Ever since the powerbroker I kept myself out of the book. I don't think the word I appears in there many times. If soon as the book came out people started asking me. What was it like ten of you Robert Moses and I realized that I should have put in something to tell people what that was like so for like forty five years. I've been hearing that question and people ask me what it's like to work in presidential libraries were. Can you find out from interviews? This isn't the adviced anybody but it's sort of. I said we'll I WANNA give people some glimpses into how I work so. I took time out to do this book now. I'm back doing the volume. I mean it's an interesting question about interviewing Robert Moses because you had read five sessions which women seven sessions with him. Which was very different from the Johnson. Biography where he was dead already for several years. Before you could get started and I'm curious you write about it a bit in working what the difference was like for you. Writing the book writing a biography of a person who was still alive versus writing a biography of someone who was already gone in one sense. It's great to write about someone who's still alive because you get to meet Moses. Didn't talk to me for the first couple of years of the book. Then we had seven interviews. Soon as I started asking questions. Pamela the interviews were over but they will long sessions and I really got to look at him with Johnson. You felt okay. I came along just too late. He had died just three years before was great about him was that he died so young he would have been only sixty seven when I started. He darted sixty four that everyone was still alive. He had I think twelve people in Johnson City High School. When he was there they were all there to be viewed. But you can't make up for not meeting and talking to the person writing about you just can't do feel that absence and working on the Johnson. Yes you do everything you can to overcome that you know you interview the people closest to him over and over and over again constantly asking them what was he like. If I was standing next to you what would I see him doing? So you try to get a feeling of him now. We have these telephone transcripts where you hear him talking hundreds and hundreds of hours you can listen to him talking and see how he deals with people and how he gets what he wants from people. That's always amazing to me. Has that changed the way that you've been doing your research having access to those types a change the writing of history in general like on the Gulf of Tonkin incident which has been sort of mystery. What really happened there. How many attacks were there? On our destroyers. You know that led Johnson to launch these launch bombing attacks on North Vietnam. Now you actually hear the communications between Robert McNamara. The Secretary of Defense Cincpac the admiral at Honolulu and the commander of the fleet. That's an in Viet Nam. You hear this and what was really going on in real time the other aspect of your interviewing that. I thought was so interesting that you write about in this new book working is the delicacy of interviews and especially when you get to touchy subjects. And they'll you didn't interview Johnson for the book did Interview Lady Bird and tell the story about how you and when you approached the subject of Johnson's longtime affair with Alice Marsh. Well when Johnson is in the Pacific during World War. Two year allowed easing Australia. You're allowed one telephone. Call the senator from Texas. Just Johnson has to decide whether to run again for the House of Representatives or to run for senator. I'm going through all the correspondents and suddenly in the middle of it. There is a telegram from someone sewing. Alice I've never heard of Alice. She appears in no book and it says Lyndon everyone else that happened to me in the White House. Everyone else thinks you should run for the Senate. I think you should run for the house. Please try to cool love Alice. I said WHO is Alice. Who was the person that he makes the only one telephone call? And who's giving political advice which he follows shortly after that? So that's you know. An example of going through the papers by luck her sister and best friend show up at the Johnson Library and ask to see me and I go down to see them and they say you know we wanna tell you about a woman named Alice Marsh. We don't want to portray to some Bimbo. She was really very important in Johnson's life. And they told me the whole story of this Lauren and significant relationship and his life. So how do you then? Ask Lady Bird. You know panel. That's the only interview I ever had in my life where I couldn't bring myself to look at the person I was interviewing. Alice was a small town girl. She turned herself into the brilliant Washington. Hostess Brilliant Brilliant Salons and she came from a little town called Morlin. Now no one would go to the mall. And unless they were looking for inflammation analysis a little town in the middle of nowhere and I never know I went up there and we learned about her. And how remarkable she was but all of a sudden we have a mutual friend. Who lived in Morlin? Who calls me in a panic and says the bird in Texas? Everybody Calls Lady Bird Bird. Bird and always. You've been in Marlin. So she knows you know about Al. Assad said well that had to be if it doesn't concern me but her secretary then shows up at my desk in the reading room says Mrs Johnson would like to see you out at the ranch this weekend. We had been meeting in her office so we sit down at the dining table. She's at the head of the table. I might her right. Hand my stenographer's notebook like like the one you use is is down on my right hand taking notes and without preamble. She starts to talk about Alice Quiz. How elegance she was how sophisticated she was how she taught. Linden things and everything that she taught him. He followed the rest of his life. You don't hear these lawn when she met him. He was this new congressman very awkward with Lorne Gang Leo Arms. She said turn them into an asset. Always wear shirts with French. Cuffs and very nice cufflinks. So when people's attention is cool to them it's called in in a in a good way. She told him. We're kind of Necktie to favor. Countess Myers Tie. But most of all at crucial elements in life. It was her advice that he followed an in a number of cases one in particular. It's not exaggerating. Very much to say she saved. His career is takes a moment to tell. But it's it's interesting his early careers financed by a very fierce huge Texas contractor. Herman Brown Brown and Root and Herman was prepared to keep financing his Roy and in return Johnson was getting huge contracts for Brown and root when all of a sudden they had a falling out Lyndon Johnson was getting them authorization to build a dam which they wanted but Linden wandered low. Rent Housing Project built in Boston in what was a very poor Mexican American neighborhood. The houses in that neighborhood were owned by Herman Brown. The tenants were paying rent to him. They were very profitable and he was enraged at Linden wanted to condemn them for his housing project and his chief lobbyist and his chief lawyer talked. Instead you know Herman was about to turn on Linden and when Herman turned on you he never turned back when Alice here is about this and invites them both down to Greatest Stadium Virginia. She sits down at her table. And says why don't you just compromise give Herman the damaging winds and the land and all of a sudden everything was okay. So Lady Bird starts talking not only about her elegance. She says the quotes are in the book. She was so sophisticated so beautiful. I remember her neck succession of wonderful beautiful dresses and me in well not so wonderful. And and then she said you know Lyndon Basically Linden always followed Alice's vice during that whole interview I have to say my head. Just stay down and I took notes. I couldn't look at her so that was done. The next week we went back to ordinary interview she just launched into it without you. Even though I you know I sometimes think I know something about politics. I'm really glad I don't have to write about. Women never understood why she did
Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Women Working in the World of Plants
"We continue cultivating places. Women's history month interviews. Were joined this week by Andrea Delong Amaya director of horticulture for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas. At Austin it is also the botanic garden for the State of Texas Andrea has been on staff for over twenty years and has more than thirty years of experience in horticulture. She Guides fifteen staff members in the design and management of nine acres of Native Plant Gardens. Two hundred and seventy five acres of natural areas and in native plant nursery. She teaches classes in native plant horticulture and writes and presents on her passion for the field widely. She spoke with US late. Last autumn to share more about the history and work of the centre including it. Being the legacy of another extraordinary woman ladybird Johnson Andrea shares. Her own enthusiasm for this field of work. Welcome Andrea Hi. How you doing? I'm great how are you wonderful? I'd love for you to start by describing describe the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as visually as you can for listeners. Who may not have been there. And then we'll talk a little bit about your specific work there Andrea Sherr so we are in a South Austin and in the middle of Texas. We're in a part of the state that we refer to as Texas El country or the Edwards Plateau which is a beautiful beautiful part of the state. Of course Texans will say every part of the state is beautiful but I WANNA say text. The central Texas area is particularly beautiful especially in the spring were really renowned for having excellent wildflower displays including the Texas blue on it which occurs all over the state but the central Texas areas particularly flora for us in the spring. And so we are like I said in Austin and the site that were on is a public garden where about two hundred and eighty five acres. I think we actually added a little bit more In the last year or so and it's a public garden where we feature plants that are native to the state of Texas. That's the site now. The organization is bigger than that But the gardens here. We're demonstrating hell different. Native plants can be used in different kinds of landscapes different kinds of styles. We have collections of plants. From different parts of the State we are the Botanic Garden Texas. So we're trying to increase our collections to represent other parts of the state as well as the central Texas area so we have about nine acres of cultivated gardens and then we have a sixteen Acre Texas Arboretum of trees So those are the horticultural areas in then. We have natural areas in The other parts of the the property And that the natural areas also include some research areas. We have some Areas where we're doing Land Management prescribed fire treatments and different kinds of land-management to see how that influences the vegetation. Yeah we can talk more about that. If you're if you like definitely definitely I will i. I would love to get into some of the specifics of each of those areas you just described but before we get there. Describe your your your job there what it entails and may be the trajectory of your twenty years there. Andrea. Yeah well. I started as a gardener appropriately and really enjoy working outside. I mean I've always been interested in being outdoors and that goes way back to my childhood is probably most people who have an affinity for the natural world That usually starts childhood so I grew up doing things outdoors with my parents particularly with my dad. We'd go camping or canoeing. And I remember having a field guide of of wildflowers weeds that surrounded our area where we lived and that was great. Fun everything from astronomy to birds and lizards and insects. Just everything is so interesting And I just find that the more I learn about things the more I'm fascinated and in awe of the natural world so that's just started early but it's just been a long a lifelong interest in learning more and observing more. I mean I laugh. We have a big picture window at our dining room table. And that's our TV. We don't have an actual electronics of the Inter House. It's overlooking a garden and pond and we just sit there and watch the animal antics and what's blooming and it's great fun and it's a nice way to slow down in our fast paced world That's a that's a big part of what I think. Nature does for me and for a lot of people So you started as a gardener. What year was that Andrea and then tell us about the progression of your rules at the Center Which clearly you progressed in because of your deepening curiosity and ever expanding knowledge base. Yes so I started in December of nine hundred ninety eight and Worked as a gardener I've guarded in most of the areas that we have in Under cultivation over the years and at some point we had Position of gardens manager was available so I moved into that and then I don't know maybe fifteen years ago I transitioned into the direct report culture and Unfortunately that means a little bit less guarding than I used to do. But it also gets me in a higher level of designing decision making which is very exciting and allows me to have more influence over some of the bigger picture things that are happening And then overseeing the natural areas arboretum and the nurseries also been pretty pretty fun and adds different interest to what what I'm looking at. Yeah so talk about Before we get into the specifics of some of the programmatic areas and display areas there and then the research give listeners. A history of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center when it started what it's original mission in scope was of course the wonderful woman for whom it is named and by whom it was founded in its original iteration and So that that people have an understanding of just how much bigger is then. A Garden appreciating wildflowers. Because that is a fabulous mission but it's it is much bigger than that so we're very blessed to have had the visionary Labor Johnson as founder. She founded the wildflower center. Initially as the wildflower research center. The National Welfare Research Center and that was an endeavor that she took on with her friend and actress. Helen Hayes which a lot of people don't remember that part of of the history but it's Kinda Funny Mrs Johnson didn't feel like she had enough name. Recognition Systems of Helen Hayes. And so her mission right from the beginning was to really try to understand an unlocked the secrets of wildfires in native plants and understand how they grow and that was the original research. The the wildflower center did at that time and so that was a nineteen eighty two so the organization started back. Then we moved to our current site as a public garden Before it was more just a research site with some portables but it didn't really have botanical garden kind of exhibits. Someone moved to Our current site in one thousand nine hundred ninety five that was really a big focus of making the space Amenable to guests and having exhibits that people can interact with and having educational programming and really elaborating on that when she first started it. Why we'll just remind listeners? She was of course the first lady of the United States and she Had A as firstly. She had some remarkable initiatives to beautify. I think was the word that was used then. roads and highways across the country and she was taken by the wildflower diversity there in her home state for good reason. Because it's a pretty remarkable native flora. Will you talk a little bit about that? And and why people thought this was not just a pretty project but was worthy of deep research. Even at that time so yeah. Mrs Johnson grew up in a rural setting and without siblings so she was a long time so her best friend is. A child was outside Just the outdoors and I think that was what what instilled upon in her the scrape passion for the for the natural world and then as she became first lady She really had a great influence on President Johnson in terms of Passing legislation one of the things he's known for is the beautification. Act The highway beautification. Act and getting billboards off of the roadsides and cleaning up roadsides and planting wildflowers and the way I understand it you know we talk about it is being beautification and she knew at the time. She was very savvy that at the time. She knew that that was a word that would engage people. The public secretly I. I've heard that she felt like that was actually kind of a word and that it is she. I think she understood. It was deeper than just beautification was away to connect people with the idea that she
Top 10 Performers of the 2010s
"Actually I am kind of I write poetry Snow Book Secret Notebook or your poet. Yeah that's great but you like to hear what sure sure it doesn't really Ryan though. Okay kind of like him better when they don't me to all right so we've heard your number ten. We've heard my number six Adam driver. Who's your number nine performer? The decade? Okay boy this hurts me because it wasn't too long ago I was asking if this was the best actress of the twenty tens and I still think she's in the conversation but Elizabeth Moss. When I sat down to do this list fell down to number nine okay and I think for me. It's it's partly again. I'm backing into the list here. It's partly because her strongest work was on television. I don't know if it's fair. We're a film show so I'M GONNA hold that. It's not fair okay. It probably isn't yet to discount the handmaiden and madman but you're right if you include those. Then how is she? Not One of the performance of the Dick and Jane campion's crime series top of the lake. Yeah so so you know those three works alone in her work in them specifically I mean madman. I made the argument. She's as crucial to that series. Almost as crucial. Let's say Don Draper. She was the lead in in Top of the lake in the lead the handmaid's tale but I look back at the big screen to and The one I love I think great in. I know you love the film more than Me Adam but the collaboration with Alex. Ross Perry's Ben. My favorite thing about those including are probably hurt toured force performance of the last. Ten years is in her smile. I think just from last year and then yeah squeezing in that great supporting part in US last year as well getting to show her comic chops I had to keep her on this list but when I started comparing her to the filmography we're going to get to higher up. Yeah I couldn't put up there at the very top. Yes same process with me. Though she slipped a little further I did begin by ranking top ten actresses top ten actors then figured out how to merge them and go made the cut. I Have Elizabeth Moss in my six through ten actresses but did not make my top ten overall. My number ten is an actress. And this is one where you could accuse me Josh of maybe looking ahead a little too much but I think the foundation of great work in this decade is also there. She is the only other one that woman I'm about to mention. She's the only other one with driver who feels to me like locks. We could already pencil them in for when we're doing this list in ten years okay. We're GONNA look back on the twenty twenties and go. Of course. This was the decade of Adam driver and of Sir Sha Ronin the three great performances come in Brooklyn in Lady Bird and of course last year in Greta. Gerwig 's little women and there's two great films there for me all time great films frankly in Lady Bird and little women. I'm less high on Brooklyn though I like Brooklyn quite a bit and I really do think. It's a wonderful performance from her. She also appears of course in Wes. Anderson's Grand Budapest hotel and I really liked her in Joe. Wright's Hannah for me. Ronin is the insistent innocent. There is some naievety about her. As you look at those performances Brooklyn ladybird little women but really just a lack of experience. There's the census. She still has a lot to learn about herself and about the world and relationships. She's going to make mistakes. She's GonNa make a fool of herself but that's because she's always going to put herself on the line there is a determination and there's a voracious nece to Ronin characters that I find really appealing. I was looking back at my notes from our review of Lady Bird and I mentioned the way she just kind of burns with this intensity and this focus. It's almost like she's from another planet in the way she talks and the way she studying the people she's engaging with there is this provocation that is inherent to the lady bird character where she's just so eager to expand her knowledge her base of knowledge. It seems like that's what she's after in every encounter in life and maybe more than anything. Josh the reason why I wanted to make sure I fit. Ronin on this list is I just want to continue to put out into the universe. This idea that I did see floating around social media after a recent Hollywood reporter with Ronin and Greta Gerwig where they talk about future collaborations with each other. And there's a great question by the interviewer posed to Gerwig about working with Ronan and differences in working with her now versus lady bird and I thought Gerg's answer was really instructive. She says it's the benefit of working with someone you've worked with before. I felt like in some ways I had conceived lady bird before I knew she was playing it and I'd written drafts of little women before I knew she was playing it but I don't know any other way to say it. Except she was an author of Lady Bird but even more so she was an author of little women. I felt like she knew exactly what we were making the whole time as a filmmaker as much as an actor she really became a second director for me. It was like an extension of every thought. I had she'd walk out in another step. I think honestly the closest I've had to it is writing. With Noah Noah Baumbach who is her partner. But that's fitting of. Gerwig I think in her personality that she so generous in giving Ronin all that credit as an artistic collaborator but I think it speaks to the intelligence and again that voracious nece that comes through in her character's it's probably embedded within ronin herself. That made her such a good collaborator with Gerwig. And the key line from this is Gerwig saying I'm interested to see what movie we make when searches in her fifties. And I'm in my sixties. WoN'T THAT BE INTERESTING? And I'm thinking that's great but I want to see the movie that you make together when searches in her thirties when searches in her forties. I can't wait until the fifties I would be perfectly content of those to just continue to make movies together until the end of time. So Sir Sharon did just sneak onto my list ten. Hey I like your band with Jona rubies. Len Fans knew awesome.
Introducing the Movie Director Game with Sam Esmail
"We have a special sort of conversation. Here we're joined by Mister Robot. Creator the Creator of the film comet The director of Amazon's homecoming. Yes Sam. Esmail saying what's up. Hello how are you? I'm so excited to be here. I'm such a fan. Oh that's very sam. You wanted to play a game with us. I did now. I want to know why you wanted to play that game with us and I also want you to explain the game. Well explaining it okay. I'll let me start by saying I'm a huge film. Learn as I think anybody who listens to the watch probably already gust. And I've always played this game with all my film nerd fans and so I figured one when I started listening to your podcasts. Which obsessed with a huge fan of I figured especially with Amanda Sort of counterpoint? To talk to your thinking Shawn's like I just thought this'll be a fun game to play the game. Basically and again. This is sorry for listeners. Who are not going to be in on this because it's so inside. It's not even that insight. It's but it's it's really not OK okay. I won't apologize here. We go is a good game in and you deserve it. It's the best director per decade and the best director who die who had their debut. That decade does that make sense. Did I explain this? Should we use an example to help people understand it? What's an example that we won't? Won't you trample on the choices that we've made here? Well we look at this decade. We had we had like a number of actually great film. Directors made their debut Jordan. Peele with get ou- Greta Gerwig with Lady Bird Vince Gilligan Man. This favorite with El Camino until nineteen many wonderful. Thanks well actually. Gertler made no thanks. But it's it's it's it's it's. It's good to bring up Vince. As an example because he actually that was his feature directing debut which is all coming up. Now the thing is it's not necessarily not saying what's the best directorial debut? Just the director that we appreciate. The most made that debut made their debut in that decade so I think that there's a couple of semantic complications around now and you know as well as I do that there are student films. Their short film features so. Let's lay the groundwork. Because Vince directed episodes of Britain. He directed the pilot breaking bug which I think was in the prior decade but we're talking feature directorial debut so that seems easy to Parse. It's not as easy to Parse as it seems. Now tell me why well. Are you talking about dual are GonNa be Spielberg is is a particularly complex example? Because of nine or you're talking about nine gallery 'cause that's TV while he made a movie when he was seventeen called firelight for five hundred bucks and is that a film. Is that a feature film even his parents saw. I wouldn't say a featured like a debut meaning. It was released in movie theaters got it. Okay commercially available. Commercially available attack. Those are good ground rules. I'm glad that we established that play into my less later on. I do consider to be because it didn't get released in theaters. Well it is a feature film but it was not this little guy but that is considering his feature debut his first full length movie right what. What's the movie after that? Then Land Express okay all right so yes we'll stick to that okay before we play the game now. The people understand the game I want but just add one other thing the interesting thing about this game and I think will when we go through. We'll see it's where the decades are hard because there's just so many amazing options and where the decades are not A. There's not a lot of options. I just find the conversation around that to be interesting because lanes a little bit about where movies are and where they're doing exactly specifically the nineties which I thought was just a burst of like creative inspirational film makers and then the very decade after the ONS which I struggled I struggled to find. I have some counterpoint to that point but I I wanna use this as an opportunity to pick a bone with you. Oh Wow okay I resent you. I resent your your appearance on this podcast because what I what we need. What this podcast needs is people like you making movies and television shows will but you love movies and you film in a very discreet way. Yes but and I mean I guess we're going to get into it right now. It's gotTa think about think about indie filmmakers. What happened let's say Ryan Kugler? Who Loved Fruitvale? Right mazing what happened to him. After he made fruitvale he went into the machine he went into the machine. And that's what's happening with a lot of these other directors and that. That's the difference between the nineties and now so I think. Pta came out with holiday today. Is he making you know Batman in two years and by the way no not dissing on Batman? I'm excited for When Matt Raises Version of it? Because I'm a fan of his but I think it's just the industry is dictating a lot of what directors are doing now and you know and not to 'em this point that's the machine that we're in right now so and that's more reflective of the decade so t to to get to my TV point. Tv's where you get to make the interesting shit. I don't know if I could have made mister robot as a feature in fact I tried well. That was my fault. Got a little long winded. With how long was that? That forty five. Our film now That feature from I wrote ninety pages of wasn't even into act tune. That's when I realized I was in trouble. Was there a divergent path for you where after comet you could have just doubled down and said I'll stay. I'll continue to stay kind of broke but I'll keep making movies will. Yeah I mean that was the plan I was going to make Mr Buzzing indie feature and got stuck with it and Steve Golan Who You know owns anonymous content who Read the pages of Missouri Button at the time detective had just come out and he just He had just produced. That and I thought women that will this is fucking coal. And I don't need to do anything with this. I don't need to refashion the script that I had in mind and fitted into this to our box and honestly I was just really more. I remember thinking I was way more excited about true detective than I was about anything. Elsa came out there. Trust them into. What are your thoughts on true detective because I have no idea? I don't love thank you. Yeah I think I think I see yes. The first season I think true detective on its face is like a accomplished piece of television filmmaking and also I'm a huge fan of cary Fukunaga always and forever Perhaps not for the same reasons. Assess it to me actually wrap. It was such a turning point. Anything his best thing that he's done. I'm not even going to say Jane Eyre Okay. I haven't I haven't seen that I haven't seen the new Bond movie I but I'm really looking forward to it because I'm also a bond person and also I just you know I think true true detective as this carries best thing. I think that's probably true but my issue with detective is not actually true detective itself. It is the dialogue around your detective. And also I think that's a pivot point in terms of when and how we started evaluating TV in terms of tracking shots and the actual just the athletic like filmmaking as a way to bring the an experience. What is this athletic yet? Flex now and then on twitter people are now saying slaps what what is all? I don't understand that you want to explain the Internet. Let's start with the athletic because Amanda I. I've heard you use a lot and I've I've been on a lot of sets of never heard anyone say the words. I think the first person he was at my friend on the TV critic Philip asking and I think it puts its finger on this idea of money that you bring her up because she wrote this she wrote. It was a harsh. I mean whatever I respect her reviews she dissed my one episode of Mister Robot whereas all one tracking shot. I assume yes is what you mean by athletic because I do think that Filmmaking and TV and everything is more than cameras and more than where the camera is and there is such a absolutely station online. The damore as more aspect of filmmaking and I think that the tracking shot is caption of that and just like. Oh Wow. Did you see what he did. That was so cool. Oh my God. The camera is moving. You know don't you think it but don't you think has a to me every every sort of choice that you make with the camera has an effect and yes to some extent it it takes you out of it and draws attention to itself but to some extent. I really I mean what do you think of the Copacabana Sean? And I and I and I do. Actually I think even tracking protective is effective. But you know we're doing a podcast right now. That isn't essentially about how we talk about. Film and like establishing a Canon of source. And the cannon is so reliant on where do we put the camera and what did they itch on showing us an either. Don't respond to that artistically at some point. I'm just like Yay like fancy camera. Shots you got it. Congratulations to you but I do also think it distracts from the other equally important. I feel making that. Don't get enough credit. I think code is also a specifically athletic is code for Masculinity. You know it's code for this sort of The might of the male filmmaker. Now that's not always true if you watch like strange days for example. Kathryn bigelow is doing a lot with the camera yet. It is unorthodox and cool and might have what would otherwise be deemed kind of masculine energy. But I do think that true detective and largely the dialogue like you're saying was about a lot of dudes being like Yo. This is sick now. Personally I thought it was sick. Oh okay but I I would. I was not a fan of those scripts and I don't think that story is very strong but I thought that was really well
Sustainable Travel: The Hard Truth with Lucy Siegle
"Twenty nineteen year in which the travel industry found itself in the spotlight over its role in contributing to climate change tourists now more aware than ever before the environmental cost of air travel. Tourism contributes around five percent of greenhouse gases according to the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership at travel alone contributes to two point five percent of global emissions and these predictions suggest that these stats likely to triple by twenty fifty. If important changes are not maids however the tourism industry is responding in many diverse ways. For example the Guardian Travel Section now primarily focuses on destinations. That can be reached without the use of planes. Easyjet will carbon offset all flights by the end of twenty twenty initiatives such as green tourism? Have seen a leap in membership and provide hoteliers with a green check meter to promote more responsible tourism practices and global travel as a certainly more environmentally aware. Now environmental issues. I have to admit their uncomfortable truths for us in the travel industry so today we're taking the bull by the horns as it were and we're asking. Chiyo hey to tell us just how bad it is and also what we can do about it so environment environmental impact on travel. I think it's very good but the travel industry is trying to tackle this head on but I think we've also got some uncomfortable truths to face and in facing those uncomfortable truths. Hopefully we can make some headway into doing some stuff about it. But how in your opinion how? How bad is the travel industry for the world? How bad is the travel industry? Well if you look at some who just start with the elephant in the room so we look aviation you can say that aviation has a small part of the climate change pie in the comes in four percent. Something like that four percent. You might say well you know. In fact I've heard it said well PSA quivalent to say the fashion industry or something like that but we're in a very serious situation. Everyone's mentioned this to you. We all have to decarbonised really rapidly. So it doesn't matter. What your slice of the Pie is he needs to be getting it to zero. Unfortunately and aviation is one of the ones that's increasing and increasing exponentially so we could be seeing like a quarter of the world's carbon budget used by aviation in the very near future and that's not acceptable. Because you look at the amount of people that fly so I think in the UK. It's something like fifteen percent of the population tastes seventy five percent of the flights. Something like that. Probably most of them by me mainly you. Yes exactly so. It's not fair. Is it that all of that. Carbon budget should be used in that way so that that is the really really big existential and the media issue for the travel and tourism industry is that it's predicated on flights which have become cheaper and all the rest of it and then you get into a very interesting territory about offsetting and where we are now. How much needs to help and is by so? You really can't get very far. Ironically when we're talking about travel without coming across a very difficult brick wall I know this is the lady bird version of environmental issues but reminded y need to decarbonised. Oh so yeah so we are in. The era of climate crisis is not the only crisis that's affecting the bias fairs. We call the planet We also in the age of extinction. loss say rapid extinction loss of species. And we've got lots of different pressures. So the oceans absorbed ninety percent of of heat and a report came out a couple of weeks ago so that was in January February and it was irreputable evidence that the planet is is is warming because you can test the atmosphere will time. There's lots of different factors which might account for the heating when it comes to the oceans that is a controlled experiment ladies and gentlemen and we had the hottest oceans on record since records began and it is equivalent to exploding thousands of Hiroshima bombs in the ocean. That's the amount of energy and he is now in the ocean and this affects all sorts of things so for people in the UK who only really like one sort of fish which is called it means that if the oceans warm around the UK the COD will swim off to colder climes. And they all go to the Baltic states and we can't get any cards so it has a knock-on effects like that but it is proof incontrovertible evidence that the world is warming and a warming world brings with it a lot of problems including higher incidences of diseases oceans rising icecaps melting fires that burn hotter and are more widespread as we've seen in Australia etc etc etc so Greta Thambo says this so I'm GonNa say it but but if you were saying it I by the way she seems to have a wide for you have a great plot has exploded but you you were saying say funny because it's almost anniversary of me-meeting Greta Thornburg in Davos upper mountain and I said to my friend. This is absolutely legendary this point while. I don't think she's going to catch them did you. My friend resigned. I don't know I think she might anyway like two days later. Thirty two thousand kids marched in Belgium for Friday's for the future though is already regretting. Why statement and she just seems so as literally. Mitch Leigh Small. Once more young men conscious actually small. She's actually small and she's very softly spoken very unassuming and yeah. I mean what a presence will an accident force and I really care myself. I squandered that did you. Did you feel something around are no? That sounds ridiculous but people that I've got that power to to have an impact on so many people often do when they walk into the room. Yeah think so. I think I was just being very defensive about what this kid you know. I've been doing this for. Aj's join the queue. Hello but I also now you'll court so you were just about to court for a minute. Yes she's incredibly powerful force and she. I remember her face and her being rather than another thing. That's quite disarming if you spend time around High Profile people with this charisma that quite jazz Hans. She's not just handsome toll so I think I just took a while to understand what she was bringing But she's very very good and what I was going to save it. She says a lot of people. Ask Me and when is the climate crisis going to be over? It's not a moment. It is an era. This is the reality so once you accept that of the reality the climate era. What are you going to do about it? But we can't we can't. We're not GONNA stop traveling. People are not going to stop traveling for fun for work. The world is a very a much smaller place. You might say well people might have to but look what's happened this week. The Corona virus so. This plane's not taking off from China China is basically closed. Which is so. They'll be kind of carbon win for that in a way because they'll be some fear emissions. We're in a numbers game now. So you go to you. Go to look at these things but you know there's an example very very recently where we might say. We're not going to travel. But actually you're not gonNA travel so there's a number scenarios that might happen where you went to travel so what's difficult. The moment is that it's just all on us making the decision not to travel and you may have children who are very inspired by Greta. You might be parents. Have I inspired by Greta? Making a decision to take a train journey instead of Dumping on the plane and these are really interesting. Personal kind of points of maneuver and negotiation at the moment within families and stuff like that and it will be very interesting to see how the travel industry which. I'm sure I shouldn't talk about as if it's a big homogenized thing 'cause I know it's very nuanced different parts of it but they've got to kind of surf this weird moment with us really and we have got to come up with more inventive products. We've got to come up with more different ways of doing things we've got to look at some tough
"lady bird" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Okay. Leonardo DiCaprio and something. I can't imagine she wrote it before the episode with four seconds to spare young young. I was like a teenager. Is Lena took swimming? My God how old is dropped out of high school and moved across the gold. My God why thank you for having never seen lady bird stuff next dragged me journey. Thanks for coming on Lady Bird as well response. Rebecca thanks for being here contractually obligated to Steph Jennifer you WanNa know where fine you stuff you got going on. You know I've stopped. Oh yeah I have a new album coming out Sketch album sketch comedy It's out January. Thirty first. My schedule was called lady stash albums called older and Whiter and it will be an all streaming things. Drake's get this'll be out either by February sixth or February. It'll be finally on investigation. Discovery Channel News wrote. Just find me on Instagram at underscored Jenny Jennings thank you guys. Thank you for listening. Thank you once again to Mr Brady. Here for a titanium script refunds transcripts. We've had And come to the show in Brooklyn at Union Hall on February Sixteenth. Yup for then come get tickets when you hear this tickets right then because it please just please give tickets. So I hate stressing over so much We have Mike Drucker and Shane Torres. And Jean Grey. It's going to be so fun and we got live music. They're going to be doing live podcasts. As Well Union Hall February Sixteenth at U-haul in Brooklyn and. Also we just got a date for a live show in Los Angeles as well and I believe it's going to be March twelfth so if Solomon Giorgio. Doing that more people will be so. Just follow the show on instagram and twitter. Just follow follow show. It's easiest way to see about the tickets to live shows. Starlings podcast network..
"lady bird" Discussed on Never Seen It
"That should not be that hard to get the hard so he said to get that right. James Cairns stop answering emails on this matter after the DVD released. But the people have the right to know who I think. My brain just exploded. Close to live good steph role there. You know what I think. I'm good. The captain was go down with this ship. And if they're all men dominating aliens this world is not one was living in. I quite agree as long as Leona have each other. My heart will go no knowledge again. The band starts playing a slower. Rendition of this. Lean is a song fucking ending again. Perfect timing of that's leaning on Song to the as the camera. Zooms out of the captain's quarters and the ship itself slowly sinking into the darkness. Wow good great. Daybreak close so fun. Lot low cameos in their cameos. No Billy Zane poor poor busy my nickname that hasn't caught on for some reason. I do like Titanic Lot. I I saw when it came out I thought it was fine and then I hated it for a while and then I watched again. That's pretty great. James Cameron likes to make movies and now he's only going to make Avatar for the rest of our lives so Thank you very much. Who's this daybreak? Thank you very much for your script. I think it'll stay in. Yeah we'll be cutting back right to now or I say I think it'll take great. That was great So Fun I like that. Selene Dion Song. I get anxious anytime someone signs up for it at Karaoke. I've put in the bottom five worst karaoke song. Someone can possibly there either good at it and I hate them or they're bad at it and I hate them not one that you can successfully pull off or they're Matteo Lane and I love it three options. What's other songs Any Song has long here. Okay Karaoke songs should all be shorter versions of the songs already. It should be verse Chorus Verse Chorus Chorus Off. No matter what the song is Karaoke should be three minutes long. They should cut it the part. That's in Wayne's world should be the only part they know Karaoke longer than three and a half minutes long. It's insane when you see someone sign up for like sort of swing by dire straits and it's like eight and a half minutes long with two versus you're gonNA stand up for the whole the whole time. Yeah so that's that's curiously is fucking hell. I swear to Restaurant Week. Karaoke every Saturday and it was so fucking bad. I hear people saying like jokes. Oh get knocked down. And that is that on. Repeat for five. Only joke song ever really liked seeing someone do Karaoke Song Tequila because there's no words is funny they just missed the cue and it was the funniest talk. They weren't Quila and all that so funny. They stood there for two and a half minutes and then the song is also only three minutes long for two and a half minutes and they missed the one word in the song and then they got up and they were like fuck and got up. That's fun to listen to someone seeing most. Yeah I like that. I really like is professionally. Made Music Yeah all right. Let's do we'll do one right steps where anyone. I think we're GONNA were all right on time right okay. So you know how this game.
"lady bird" Discussed on Never Seen It
"That's really bad yourself into it with Rebecca. You'll be shirtless man great General be the captain. I'll be Avatar blue person. Rebecca you'll be Bill Paxton Neil degrasse Tyson. Bill Paxton Place. Truly three three people who annoy me on the Internet that that scientists man the visit astrophysicist. Who's all over twitter and has like that show? Was it called on Netflix? I'll imagine a guy telling you who corrects you on everything comedian. Imagine a man telling you something direction. Titanic will make you upset music. It'd be crazy. Fi prepared any less. Ever Seen Titanic. Yes I mean. That's this is strange. I watched it really late. Only watched it at night now. I only watched it like within the last eight well-made to that guy falls down the boat and hits his head on the MSCI so kushayb joke funniest thing so silly all right. Thank you Dave or David Bray. We'll see how this works out. And if it makes it all right exterior day. The camera zooms in on a cloud with an uncanny resemblance to a boat. This is a good song to It is audibly Wendy cloud.
Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List
"The nominated films for Best Picture are four verses Ferrari judge a rabbit the Irishman nineteen seventeen little women parasite once upon a time in Hollywood joker and marriage story so we've got nine nominees the Academy could've chosen up to ten and there's one film in our Best Picture nominees that's unlike any of the others and that's little women it's the only nominee directed by a woman and the only one fronted entirely by women the writer director is a critic or weak she loves little women by Louisa may Alcott in fact she was hired to write the screenplay for which she is nominated for Adapted Screenplay before she got the gig to direct the film but was really after her success with lady bird which was nominated for Best Picture and which she was nominated for directing not this time around that Sony asked her to direct little
A CAmpaign To End The Celebration Of New Years
"Welcome to the promised by gas. Brought to you on T. l. v. one the voice of the city whose worthies and Burgers in the nineteen thirties launched a campaign against the celebration of New Year's which in mandatory Palestine as in Modern Day Israel was known as Sylvester the name borrowed from Pope Sylvester the first thirty third pope of the Catholic Church who was buried and in the catacombs of Priscilla in Rome on December thirty first and who was beatified on December thirty first date became known as Saint Sylvester's Day or the Feast of Saint Sylvester which feasts came to stand for the reveries of the night dividing the last day of the year from the first day of the New Year in Israel as in Austria Italy Lee Bosnia Germany Slovenia Slovakia Switzerland Luxembourg left in China Poland and the Czech Republic France Croatia and probably elsewhere as well now on December remember twenty seven thousand nine hundred eighty four for instance. The paper hired-in reported that the city had been plastered with posters quote sponsored by the rabbinate and the the Hebrew community calling for residents not to celebrate this holiday Silvester as it is foreign to the spirit of Judaism they ask the owners of houses of pleasure and cafes not to rent their rooms for these purposes and quote Davar reported in the same year that deputy mayor Easter Iraq who fifteen years later would ascend to to mayor addressed the city council about quote the question of the holiday of Sylvester that is setting down roots in Tel Aviv. FEE proposal of Mr Rocca was accepted saying at the city council of Tel Aviv sees in the foreign custom of Sylvester celebrations a definitely unwanted thing which is in opposition to the spirit and traditions of the people title of Israel and asks all cafe owners and owners of large halls in the city not to organize Sylvester parties. A committee was chosen to speak with cafe owners owners etc about this matter and quote a year later in nineteen thirty five the municipality itself published this notice quote the city sees itself as obligated to remind owners of cafes and restaurants this year once again of the need to refrain from having public celebrations in honor of Sylvester Eve. This custom to celebrate the holiday of Sylvester believe in public Jewish circles in the Hebrew city harms the national lifestyle that is taking form in the land of our forefathers. This claim is aimed also at the General Oh public some of whom admittedly only a few make a practice of celebrating this holiday with debauchery and loud social parties obviously the municipality and the the citizens of the city will treat with respect anything undertaken and done in honor of this day by those residents of the city and their guests who are not Jewish for this is their holiday and quote in a year after that in one thousand nine thirty six of our reported after the fact that quote several cafes such as the Lawrence and Savoy had special holiday programs in Tel Aviv. There there were many private Sylvester parties mostly from the circles of immigrants from Germany until morning. There was much car traffic and many walking on foot. One of these people who return to his home home after midnight under the influence of alcohol startled the volunteer firefighters with a false report of a fire end quote in nineteen thirty nine. The paper beaucaire made its feelings things about known with a one line article with a banner headline on page three the article in its entirety. Read quote on Silvester Eve. Eleven people committed suicide in new. You Work and quote in one thousand nine forty. The religious paper hot so fat reported this quote I witnesses say that a man of Israel at midnight in Tel Aviv especially in the North would forget that he lives in his own nation and land semester celebrations were celebrated in several coffee houses Jewish houses in the Hebrew city and whomever was indies coffee houses which elevated the celebration to the top of the top and drinking and debauchery would forget that we live in times of emergency. The New Year by the general accounting is not for us. It's the Jews. But it is a New Year for trade and bills and money's silvester celebrations are not Jewish celebrations in the land of Israel. Especially and only those who became habituated to these celebrations collaborations in foreign lands the lands of assimilation fail to Wean themselves of this habit. Even after they pass through all the circles of hell they returned to their iniquity in the land of Israel Israel. These are just one chapter of the spiritual and moral decline that is evident in our public life especially in the first Hebrew city the glorious tel.. Ah Vive end quote now to celebrate. Silvester Twenty twenty in the glorious Tel Aviv. There were hundreds of events for instance one could welcome the New Year with the Abba Tribute Band Carney or or go to Cooley Alma for their annual gala. Three for one Christmas New Years Novi Bash the bootleg was hosting a centers party quote unquote the hostile hosted hip hop new year's breakfast on Rothschild had funke Meli and these were just a fraction of what was on offer so grand was the celebration that the municipality itself posted this on facebook from the legendary Tel Aviv. EDM Club the block quote mayor e high. I don't feel so good. I won't be coming into work tomorrow and quote quote this post from Iraq Tel Aviv Tel Aviv municipality itself. Yes there was the battery in the city. All right one could pretty much find any form of depravity ones. Momma might have worn one against save perhaps for the badgering bullying browbeating of the burgers. About how you really shouldn't go to a drag show on New Year's in the first Hebrew city in the Jewish state and arguing nothing captures the spirit of the city. Well Tel Aviv. Dafa better than a tradition reaching back. Almost ninety years of offsetting the ideological severity doctrinaire rectitude a to enforce the citizen of the hidden who ain't kidding of joyless Orthodox Zionism and greeting each new year. Hal each new day with playful exuberance heterodox selective Goya's and lots and lots of alcohol and seeing the first Hebrew city is a place not just for spiritual fulfillment but also for fun fun fun and more heretical. Still Bill Finding spiritual fulfillment in fun. Fun Fun with us. In the studio is the woman who's lovely prose is like a killer party and everyone's invited I speak of course of Alison gap and Summer Alison for Politico Than Republic foreign policy the Jerusalem posted. Jt the Ford and many other of your very best papers magazine is a columnist for Arts. You heard on. NPR PRI where I and the BBC and you've seen her on twenty four television and Al Jazeera TV and other places as well. She holds a World Centre Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence and Diaspora reported anytime and rock our award for excellence and covering Zionism Eliane Israel. I was how was your Silvester. Oh very boring. I'm not a big New Year's eve person but it always takes me back to. When I first arrived in Israel in the nineteen eighteen eighty s and like most Americans had never heard of Saint Sylvester or New Year's Eve being referred to as Sylvester so when people started talking about Sylvester? What was the only Sylvester? I was familiar lady Birds Sylvester the cat. tweet neighbors I was like what are they crazy about the cartoons. I it took me a while to like and still now when I hear about Sylvester immediately that like cat face POPs. What's up in front of me? I thought I thought also in the studio with us as a man who is exhibit a rather than spiritual and moral decline in the city seems to be gaining in spiritual and moral seriousness through the generations. I speak of course of Os Zelter Zubeida Zelter writes and reviews books for arts including waiting just a week ago in the past he hosted a weekly show on TV on arts and culture in Israel and he is a political activist of passionate power charm and charisma insight and intelligence Ohad. Oh how is your Silvester. I was dancing on a wooden bar dancing on the bar. Because somebody in this room should have had a proper nears eve right now that's Great throughout my neck from dancing so hard I think that means that I partied as much as I could dance on your neck. No is is now painful because identity on my feet that that is a badge of honor. Yes angry my name is Owen. I don't meet the boasts upgraded the operating system on my phone last week and ever since I've been receiving hectoring messages about how I don't sleep enough and maybe it's time for me to go to sleep right now and how. I listened to an awful lot of podcast and oh I listen to my music. Too loud ended ended. I know that long term exposure to loud noise can be damaging to my hearing. And I really don't WanNa Brag about how I have maintained my youthful lifestyle
Director Greta Gerwig on 'Little Women' and Louisa May Alcott
"Start with a new film that opens this Christmas Day. It's an adaptation of Louisa May alcott novel Little Women and it is a lovely little gift of a movie yourself theory someday. So you'll need me. You'll wish you have behaved better. Thank you so much for your employment and your many kindnesses I intend to make my own way in the world. No no one makes their own way. Not really we civil woman. You'll need to marry. Well you are not married. Because I'm rich wjr. The film is from writer director. Greta GERWIG stars. Sir Sha Ronin. She played the lead in Greenwich Direct. To`real debut lady bird and the rest of the march sisters are played played by Emma Watson Elisa scanlon and Florence pugh Laura dern plays their mom and Meryl Streep is they're wealthy aunt March gerwig has been thinking about little the women for a very long time well before she even found out that producer Amy Pascal was developing a new adaptation of the novel. Here's Greta Gerwig little women and has been a book that I have loved my whole life in a very deep way to the point. Where my memories? And the memories of the March sisters were intertwined in that way that I think books of your youth can means something even beyond being books because th- they they're the they become part of your family I think that's that's the magic of Reading when you're a child is the the distinction between fiction and reality is thin for you or it. It was for me anyway But I hadn't read it since I was about fourteen or fifteen and then I read it in my early thirties when I turned thirty and I All this stuff came out at me in the book that I it not. When I was a child I can passion get so savage could hurt anyone and I enjoyed it? You remind me of myself never angry. I'm angry nearly every damn I li- reading as an adult. I heard all of these different things. I saw it as much touch spike easier and sadder and stranger and almost more triumphant in a certain way and also just is this kind of being aware of an author was another layer of it for me that Joe both wants to be an author but then Louisa as author and so even though Joe March march by the end of the book says she stops her ink well and stops writing and gets married and has children opens a school Louisa though wrote and she wrote that book and we know what. Because there's the book you know. I just sort of had an idol saw about well if I made this. I'd want to center center on this. I'd WanNa Center on all these themes that I felt I hadn't really seen yet about it which was ambition and money money and women an art and I heard in passing my agent said at a dinner. Oh they're interested making little women again again and I was like what I have to go. I have to talk to them. I have an idea and I hadn't made anything at that point. But he got me a meaning and I I went and I talked talk to them and I told them some version of what I wanted to do and And I said I want to direct it and they wanNA write in Iraq and I hadn't had nothing to really show that I could do that so but they very luckily hired me to write it. And then I wrote my draft in in two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen and then I went away and I may lady bird and then by the time I was finishing that up they said well what what do you think about making little women and I thought I said well I knew you'd ask. I'm ready but it was a it was one one of those for two. It's turns events. I want to ask about that perspective that you had a reading the book as an adult versus as a young woman woman sure and the perspective you have as somebody who is a creative person gas writing movies and making movies because so much of the movie and certainly in the book as well is about the challenges of being a creative person and how you value your own art how you compromise with people who are financing it and how you find your voice even in those parameters that's right now there's a you you picked up all the cards I put down. No it's a it's funny. It's that the opening scene between Joe March and her publisher Mr Dash would which the majority of it is actually word for word from the book when she says took care to have a few of my sinners repent and he says people want to be amused not preach that morals. Don't sell nowadays. That could be me talking to a studio head about something. I WANNA do But it was. It was all there for me to be discovered. I didn't invent it like like I said that. That scene is a scene from the book but it felt too so relevant to right now and then beyond that when when I was researching Louisa Mail Cart and it became clear that that who Lewis male caught was was equally the subjects that I was interested in and then you learn about her life. Is You know unlike Joe. She never got married. She never had children and but she kept writing and she did keep her copyright copyright of little women which is a you know huge thing that she did and I mean there are so many things about her life and what she did. It felt eerily familiar and I think even even in the fact that Her publisher sure and even herself but her publisher truly didn't know what a hit he had. And I find that happens all the time that there's a constant underestimating of audiences that are not the same audience of the people who are in charge of publishing or whatever that may be the the first half of little win because it is really to books as written ends so group. The curtain falls upon big. Joe Beth and amy whether it ever arises again depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama called little women death. It's almost like she's saying I've got a a sequel but I hope people by the I know she's She's a business lady no she and and and it it. It's worth saying that the the initial printing sold out in two weeks and it has not been out of print for one hundred fifty years in one thousand nine hundred four. There was a story. Little women leads poll novel level rated ahead of Bible for influence on high school pupils. Yeah that's nice. I mean I mean it's just nice for her and it raises his other question like what people take away from the book because you can interpret it in very different ways. I'm going to give you two prominent women who have thoughts. That's about it. The first is Gloria Steinem. WHO said in Nineteen ninety-two? Where else could we read about an all female group who discussed work art and all the great questions or found girls who wanted to be women and not vice versa? Oh that's beautiful found girls that wanted to be women not the versa. And here's the author meal Paalea who says the whole thing is like a horror movie. I know I think if you have an idea in your head of the it can be of little women. It's usually from the first book. It's the kind of Christmas to Christmas structure. And the you know the second half of the book Louis Male jokes. She should've called the wedding marches. Because they all got married and truly British version is called good wise exactly zoo you know. It was in this to book structure which is part of why I is structured the film I did starting with them as adults Because I wanted to start with the second half but I also think there's two books embedded in it because if you you just read the book on its face value with this. Kind of pre Victorian morality of Domesticity in virtue tied to femininity communitty. And all of these kind of tidy bows put on each chapter. Then I think you miss what's really roiling roiling underneath and if you read it that way of course Camille Paglia is completely right. It is something that would be a horror show if that is all you're seeing but I'd the way I look at it is if you can take the ending of the book where she felt she must marry Joe off to someone because that's what the readers demanded and she made this economic decision. That's what she would do Because she had so books then if you if you read everything through the Lens of will she had to make it all kind of tidy for the time time then if you take away the tidiness what's left is a whole bunch of am Bishen and mess and anger and lust and craziness and things things that don't fit neatly into any box. And so what I wanted to do was not update the text. The text doesn't need updating. I wanted to take away the constraints constraints of the time in some ways. Because that's what was interesting to me and even in those constraints. Louisa really did do her best to try. I to imagine what what would in a gala -tarian marriage look like. What would something that was? Not Essentially INDENTURED SERVITUDE BE As a marriage and I feel that you know Gloria Steinem being one of them with a Simone Tip Avar Patti Smith Orlando Toronto or J. K. Rowling rallying. There's a long list of women for whom this book meant very specific freedom an ambition and what I wanted to do was make a film film that was in the tradition of why that inspired them. Because it's there's gotta be a reason more than she got married to Professor Bear Sogo to see you. Thanks for coming as really
Tim Heidecker Isn't Really 'Brokenhearted'
"From them on broadcast center at KPCC. This is the frame. I'm John horn on today show, the former head of the California film commission on how she fought to keep moviemaking in the Golden State, then comedian and musician, Tim Heidegger has a new album of heartbreak songs. It was inspired by his online. Trolls smoothing can be pretty creative. And one of the things they did was manufacturer up these divorce papers that, that spreading this rumor that my wife left me because I'm such a, you know, weak-minded lip tart, and why are so many movies and TV shows being turned into live stage shows. Are you ready for the empire strips back all that coming up on the frame? Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn. The California film commission is the government office that supports filming in the state and that includes everything from blockbuster movies to commercials. Earlier this month, we found out. It's getting a new executive director, the position is appointed by the governor and Gavin Newsom has decided he wants to pick someone new, the outgoing director Amy lunch had the job for fifteen years during her tenure. She started the state's tax credit program to keep film and TV production from leaving California. I asked Amy about her background as a movie producer before she was hired to head the film commission. There never been anyone in this position as executive director of the California film commission who had a production background and they really did want that. So coming in, I certainly had to learn, Sacramento state government legislation tax codes, but at least the production side, and you're stand what their needs are. And most importantly, the time constraints and, and I think that the. Industry that I'd be talking to understood that I understood what what they're going through. So the film office in any state is looking at a couple of different things. And one is what you're describing. That is here's how we can help you get permits. But you're doing that against a backdrop where other people other countries other states are offering incentives, and it could be British Columbia could be London, it could be New York could be Georgia. So how do those two things compete because one thing is just like making production easier and the second one is competing with other areas of the country and around the world that are giving filmmakers money to leave the state, right? Well, so first of all, you could give all the tax credits and rebates you want, but is equally important to have a as we say film friendly environment, so that people can get their locations. They can turn around their permits quickly. They can close streets when they need to we can shut down a freeway if they need to do a big scene. So that is. Again, as equally important. But I will say when I started in two thousand four incentives were sort of just beginning to grow. We didn't get ours till two thousand nine and we were for five years, the underdog, every producer said we wanna film, in California, but we gotta go, where we can stretch our dollars. So when you are having conversations with people in government about why it's important to keep production in the state as opposed to leaving to go somewhere else. What are the kinds of changes in attitude, that you have to get people to embrace because you're up against a couple of different things. One is it's Hollywood. Why wouldn't people wanna shoot here? And the other one is what is the return on investment? So how do you get people to start taking a new way about why? It's actually economically important to keep people working in the state of California are achilles. Heel was it's, it's Hollywood, California isn't everybody here, anyway. What's the problem? I think one of the reasons why it took us until two thousand nine we had to hit rock bottom, and we were tracking. How many productions were leaving the state to be able to demonstrate now they're not staying, and if we want to retain our signature industry, we have to step up and do something. And one of the kickers was do you remember ugly Betty, which picked up and moved to New York that had shot here for three seasons. I think they were here for two or three for for them to shoot a New York that in Hollywood and picked up and move. Moved to New York and that actually really helped demonstrate what we're talking about. Because an a production that might be spending sixty eighty ninety million dollars in one season is a lot of money to lose rethink about Hollywood, and southern California's being kind of the hub of production in the state, and while that is true. There's production all over the state of California. I'm thinking about lady bird, which was shot in and around Sacramento, not far from where you are working, how important is film production across the state in terms of local economies, and local film, offices that are trying to attract production. It's a great question, because it was such an important part of the effort, that this is not just an LA issue. There's legislators from all over the state. What do they care in Fresno or Humboldt county about Hollywood? And it was critical that they understood that productions do travel around the state, and when they do they spend a lot of money locally in a local community and hotels and restaurants and purchases, and whatever they're doing even if they're not hiring crew there and we did have production shoot. Up in humble, and we had production shoot in Fresno in San Francisco and San Diego. So that was a big part of the push. How does the state benefit beyond the obvious in terms of economic contribution is there some intangible benefit that the state has beyond, you know, the tax numbers? I certainly think there are an, it's all those support businesses that people don't talk about a lot and it's not just like the prop house or a wardrobe rental place. It could be something like a florist who does flower arrangements for a wedding scene. A production can use. We've counted this about a thousand different vendors on one production. So those are all reaping the benefit of that, whatever fifty sixty seventy million dollars spending the other thing that's happening as we speak is there's a big debate about Georgia and about what's happening in that state over. It's very restrictive abortion laws when you think about the political power that Hollywood has, and the way that plays into politics. It's a very complicated issue. Hugh. But you have some thoughts about whether or not the industry, should use its the cloud of its money to talk about policies in states, where productions might be going so speaking in my now unofficial capacity. I'm watching Georgia very, very carefully. I don't know that it's appropriate for people from out of state to be dictating policy for another place, where they don't actually live. However, I do think that, you know, you can put your money where your mouth is or not put your money where you don't agree with particular policies. So we'll have to see how that plays out. You were the longest serving film Commissioner in state history. Your successor has yet to be appointed. What advice would you give him or her that maybe you didn't get when you started that you think is critical to understanding how to do this job? I don't know if this person's going to come in having a production background, but I would say, you know, listening to your constituents if you will, and me. Meeting with as many people as you possibly can to get a sense of where the problems are where, where you need to solve problems. That's essentially what we do all day long. Amy great to see you. Congratulations on your amazing term. Thank you so much. Coming up on the frame actor. And comedian Tim Hydrocare has a new album, and it's an inside joke response to his Trump trolls.
Annette Bening and Laurie Metcalf nominees for 2019 Tony Awards
"Great news also for an Benning as we mentioned he's being nominated full. All my sons. I'm actually fortunately for me Sally field in that same role tonight. He in London Laurie Metcalf though, four nominations in four years. Yeah. The New York Times recently, Chris and Laurie Metcalf, the first lady of Broadway, and I think actually people believe that it's not just hype she has had huge success on television, as we know and onscreen lady bird for which he was nominated for an Oscar. She was wonderful. But her heart really belongs to the theater as she is the first tell anyone she's already announced next season. She'll return to Broadway in one of the most iconic of all plays Virginia Woolf assuming she gets nominated for an who Tony for that. And I don't see why she shouldn't be that would be five nominations and five years, and she just seems to want to do theatre do I mean who's afraid of wolf anyone who's unaware is one of those options that if you are an actor, and you get to being this role of like the play version of gypsy isn't an yet to play this role and you'll good sure to be nominated for every would under the sun. So good news fil Hori. It seems.
Review: 'The Spy Who Dumped Me'
"Hasn't he thinks a also does ticker, right? Yeah, he has a wonderful, wonderful. Originally Gilbert, Godfrey was supposed to. Busy being. I found it very moving, and surprisingly touching said in the back row weeping for my lost childhood, bring all the things that are no longer available to me, I think is a great family flick. So that's good. I saw the Middleburg film festival had a screening of puzzles. Stowing Kelly MacDonald, right? Yes. And she arrived in town and first of all, I would like to say she's very open about this. She's forty two years old and she looks like she's twenty five, and that's why she is a movie star because I won't tell you how old I am, but I look about thirty years older than that. And it's a nice little. Movie of a of a downtrodden housewife who finds her Mojo doing jigsaw puzzles that she finds a partner and, and you know, it's, it's not exciting. It's not. It's not loud or anything, but it's a nice. It's a, it's a nice coming of age film and don't just Google jigsaw accidentally. Cassava, Papa torture porn totally different than what you. Yes, she is a lovely actress in. We're talking about this the other day. I think it was off Mike, but just some of the things that she's been. She was first in Trainspotting as a child. Essentially, he was the baby on the ceiling. Boardwalk empire. She was in no country for old men. And that's to me because I know she Scottish and beautiful doing the boardwalk empire thing was very hard because she was Irish desires, but the southern Tekere western Texas accent. She had. She might as well been born in Odessa. Here's your own lady bird. How do they do? I don't know. So I'm a big fan and it's it's a lovely movie, and I saw the spy who dumped me the other night because somebody needed to go to that. Kunas and Kate McKinnon, and it's not very good would expect. And Kate McKinnon is squandering her talent. And so I am worried about she is Uber, talented, death, but even I think we all agree and you should never judge a movie on the trailer, and then we saw the trailer. It was like, oh, no, really? And so that you're telling me that my fears are confirmed. They play it like a Saturday Night Live sketch except it's two hours law to our. I wrote this down. It's one hundred sixteen minutes when she's Larry on SNL. I wonder why. I mean, what is it that you Ghostbusters. Needs to develop her own material or work with people who know her to develop stuff for her. That really doesn't have to just take any script. Melissa McCarthy will write her own. Sometimes it's hit or miss, but sometimes hilarious. Even Melissa McCarthy, I was thinking Melissa McCarthy because she needs a new breakout something to get her to the next. She's doing the same thing over and over. Again. It seems to me and Mila Kunis was hilarious. And Ted ten thought was Jerry, so they both can do it, but not this time not time. So here's a reminder and Hornets when she's in town reviews at Washington Post dot com. And I'm arch.
Roger Bannister, first runner to break 4-minute mile, dies at 88
"Five thousand customers are still without power in massachusetts over a million still without power throughout the northeast already cruiser the midwest heading here to help restore that power and students across massachusetts will get lectures from judges about the law and how the court system works have breaking news british running legend roger bannister has died soon cbs's larry miller looks back at the day that bannister made history in may 1954 on a cinder track in oxford england roger bannister became the first human to run a mile in under four minutes twentyfiveyearold medical student came from behind then after breaking the record fell exhausted into the arms of his coach oleg well i think i was very lucky although his record stood for just forty six days it's bannister who will be remembered he went on to become one of britain's top neurologist roger bannister was 88 larry miller cbs news london ninety of academy awards will be held this evening in los angeles and it seems host jimmy kimmel isn't shying away from last year's envelope gate mishap in a recent interview kimball said i wanted to happen again referring to last year's incident in which warren beatty and faye dunaway announced the wrong film as best picture based on kimmel's oscar promos a looks like producers of fine with poking fun at last year's gaffe tmz reports that beattie and dunaway will once again present the best picture oscar cbs's steve futterman previews the race for best picture there were nine nominees but two films appear to be the frontrunners the favourite is the shape of water a dark fantasy depicting the relationship between immutable men and an underwater creature i told you the princes without force what what put us the other film given the chances three billboards outside ebbing missouri the story of a mother seeking justice in the death of her daughters thousand first month here's a billboards i say another nominee is lady bird which tells the struggles of a teenage girl growing up in sacramento california i wanna go where culture in new york other nominees include get out dunkirk darkest hour look post phantom threads and call me by your name steve futterman cbs news another close golf force of skiers in.
David Ogden Stiers, "M*A*S*H" star, dead at 75
"The oscars good question turns out this is one year where there appears to be no clear obvious favorite for best picture two films have been battling each other the past few months for the top awards the shape of water and three billboards outside ebbing missouri a third film seems to have been gaining support the last few weeks get out and there are two additional films that some people feel also have a chance dunkirk and lady bird steve futterman cbs news hollywood one of the stars of a classic television show has died the best known for his raise the brilliance arrogance funny major charles winchester on the hit tv series mass fellow all i'm not winchester and your name is would that he would want to end more to his agents says actor david ogden stars is dive they'd 75 yet bladder cancer stars later became a successful voice actor and he was a gifted musician he was the resident conductor the newport symphony and had gas conducted for more than seventy orchestras all around the world sam litzinger cbs news kyw news time 511 we'll check traffic and transit next radio ninety four wip morning hinge locus i'll be on the morning team weekday mornings from five thirty till this would read and read navid did.
Will Oscars focus on film or will Time's Up come to the fore?
"At the golden globes sag awards and the recent british academy film awards jordan peels clever social thriller get out has become one of the front runners while the shape of water the post and lady bird may also wind big pledged jason capito media who says it's not clear how or if the times up movement will make its way into the awards zero this year there's no coordinated effort among celebrities to show support for the movement which is aimed at raising awareness about sexual misconduct in the workplace in light of accusations against powerful men in hollywood times up supporters wore black on the red carpet and spoke at length about issues related to sexual misconduct at several previous award joe's organizers of the academy awards say the evening will acknowledge the movement but they want the night center of attention to beyond movies and the people who make them jason capitani are reporting well we're getting closer to answer about that amazon location for each second world headquarters blair will amazon build at second headquarters survey by zillow woah more than one hundred housing economists and professors finds that based on things like housing costs traffic and the environment atlanta ed northern virginia are the top two choices the study identifies newark in los angeles as the two leastlikely locations among the dozen finalists actually be herald reported marches national colon cancer awareness month alisa z has more sagan's dr parker nandy.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And the they will m elevate what you've done and it's extraordinary i absolutely love it so in near movie lady bird the main character starts doing theater in high school uh and the show that they're doing is stephen sondheim's merrily we roll along i love that show i love the songs from that show and it's interesting that you chose that show because it begins with three friends in middle age in their lives have not worked out as they hoped in they've all become really cynical about life and about each other then the show goes backwards and time as your goes deeper and deeper into the past the characters become less and less cynical and more and more idealistic and more more just kind of in love with being together and um you're starting off you know in high school where that show kinda ends um so tell me why you chose merrily well a merrily is my favorite musical um i have listened to the original cast recording so many times i it makes me cry instantly um i'm a big stephen sondheim fan in general and i do your at you and i had written it into the script mmhmm um and i did not i had no idea how i was going to get the rights to do it i just i just loved it and it has again it has that quality of time slipping away faster than you can hold on to it even though it's going backwards it feels like you're always like oh that times gone now we're in another time and that that quality was something that i wanted to capture um and i thought it would be i never did merrily we roll along in high school because it would be completely odd show for a high school to do although since showing the movie to a lot of people people have come up to me and said my high school did it which i find totally amazing um and i just thought it there's something about it to me that it.
"lady bird" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"And as i've gotten older i appreciate you know really deep catholic thinkers and kind of theologians and philosophers and i think i've i have a more mature version of it now but i do think it's a pretty patriarchal religion it's it's you know it's a father the sun in the holy spirit and you got the pope in you got all the people underneath thin in it feels like for teenage girl in particular like how do you fit into this because it feels like it's just this world of guys and i just thought two girls of their legs up the wall lying on their backs snacking on communion wafers talking about masturbation was just about the best thing i can think of and um i just thought it was it was both totally irreverent and also in in a sweet way kind of reverend lank this is the this is the body of the church is teenage girls to end and this is um you know their position and also they as as julie mentions they're not consecrated so they're not technically breaking any rules yeah exactly um and that none of the events are like literally the things that happened to me but a what are we i did want to capture was the vividness of those experiences and i felt like i wanted to honor the movie lady bird thought she thinks she is in without actually making that movie okay meaning like most movies bad teenage girls there's one guy there's one guy that's how they work that that there is like the guy that you're supposed to be with or that supposed to be with you that's the that's the that's the one and i didn't want to make that movie i wanted to have two guys and have them both be wrong but i also wanted to acknowledge that those are the movies that ladybird grew up with so that when she's with danny manda she believes she found the one and there i have the vividness of that moment and being like i jeez man i know exactly where she is and macro one to take tanic growing up and i totally get it she watched him things i hate about you should endure on the blue here added that's he's ledger like that her guy and then also being like i understand.
"lady bird" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Power seeking with credit card week or new film her first as a solo director and writer is is called lady bird and last night i went to see the film interro now and you your your flight got delays here and but as well at the end of a lot of these press screenings there's like a dozen does a qna and you you kinda gave a qna from your phone from the airport because you couldn't get him were you answered all the questions you figured you'd be asked that's right yeah the one thing you said really stuck out to me i was something along the lines of you never really understand or appreciate your home until you leave it yeah yeah i mean i think that's true a i think it's very hard to see things clearly while you're in it you know again particularly for teenagers you're so certain that that life with a capital l is happening somewhere else and that it's not happening to you and you gotta go get to life did you feel that way was at a bucket now did you want to get out no i mean i i didn't quite have the i got to get out thing that ladybird has but i did have a feeling i did have the certainty that life was gonna start at some point and that i hadn't been living through it and and i think the truth is you get to the place that you think life should be happening in the near like oh wait it has been happening oh no i missed it happening all it's been happening all along i think that's so true of so many things that are always waiting to get to the thing that you think will be the thing in you realized it was already happened a lot of this film is set in high school a catholic high school no one for girls were boys in the immediate mass they made a.
"lady bird" Discussed on X96
"Actor tonight at your identity rector already uh let's see what else we have when are the oscars february right yes yeah okay um let's see best actress who got sally hawkins the shape of water jake who doesn't talk how could jack nominated for not talking gun taught what you can do a lot act in without talkin gene acting with your face you should trade gene regret for the radio yet i would rather try acting on your face frances mcdormand three billboards margo robbie for i tanya that's kind of surprising source you're ronen for lady bird and meryl streep of course the post uh those are the the mainland's she's one three oscars gene yeah and she's been nominated like fifteen time guess on what you want you want to get all fifteen of them said on and then show where she doesn't always win good that's elbow we don't need to go into the on board with meryl streep she's been nominated twenty times yes said she's ones 970 all so it's not always a given that meryl no it's always it's a given that you'll always be nominated pull up doug documentaries we don't need to talk about it but oh i doubt if they entered went some people yesterday who had two films on the shortlist for that's right nominated for documentary i one wondering if one of their films made it i will have that when we come back 'cause i got out of that and now i have to go look uh you know i hope that there are no accidents involved with this year's oscars me too but if there are is an accident i would suggest that somebody call the advocates a utah advocates dot com.
"lady bird" Discussed on The Film Vault
"Yourself asked pure ladybird ladybird wings direct toil debuted hammer own a cns you should hold off an assigned to me the your little boy to if he's in this timothy clemente is also in they might have shower felt comment i i don't know in the at all it's good it's going to be a household name did timothy charlemagne charlemagne charlemagne not prominent she at sh is not shitty there is that the guy ablaze her her first boyfriend uh no sound lifer jonathan zsa hodges play hours dare did you see it as those of weeks ago so what i consider the shelling a solemn it as well as it charlemagne what i say about this uh lady bird is a more personal an independent edge of 17 if you've age of seventeen very very similar in tone but it it like that i didn't i like ladybird a lot that could labour fell personal gotcha speaking of personal james ivory berry personal movie and calming by our name indeed i i need to get quite that person uh i did like the personal story that takes place in sacramento eta's gregor wiggs the life story of her and her relationship with her family her mother coming of age her first boyfriends house she got an acting howell she wanted to do is get to a school way from sacramento it's a love letter to sacramento uh because she obviously love sacramental even though she ships on it through the the entire movie this is a very very sweet uh fun funny movie and uh you know it's not the kind of movie that deserves to be up for best picture it anyway.
"lady bird" Discussed on The Filmcast
"Not in accurate but also early it's fine egg the a right written and directed by greta girl wig um i have often said and i think is is not an uncommon point of view that in art of the more specific something is the more universal it feels and i wonder christy if you felt any any sense of of a if you related to lady bird in any way as somebody i well a so on relationship was your with your mother is what i raisa i got weird so here's a little bit about me i was in high school in the late 90s early 2000s uh i went to a catholic high school where i would go on outside earn a weirdo i fought with my mom allott and some of those bites went on interest stores uh dated theater boys lake uh gina boysan bans this movie felt a little bit later editor would rob my life and it was a little bit today adding it was a little killing me soft music softly with her song it was actually like funny because i was watching this movie and at the point i saw everybody was already seeing its praises and it felt like weird because it did feels like it was like oh and you guys like my story but it's it was funny it was very exciting to hear other people who like were not me be excited about this movie because it felt so personnel to me um but i think it's i think it's because she nails all these little elements that it doesn't really matter if you didn't go to catholic school that it doesn't really matter if you are really into crash by dave mathews van like these moments are so specific that they tap into us and like you don't necessarily need to have the that have all that direct stuff but yeah it for me one of my favorite themes in the movie which because we synopsis is so vague it's about a girl who prefers to be called lordly bird i forget what is your who rulings like christine christie jess hydroxyl also that my name is legit just christie it's not like short for christine or something oh wow.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So in near movie lady bird the main character starts doing theater in high school and the show that they're doing is stephen sondheim's merrily we roll along i love that show i love the songs from that show and it's interesting that you chose that show because it begins with three friends in middle age and their lives has not worked out as they hoped in they've all become really really cynical about life and about each other than the show goes backwards in time as your goes deeper and deeper into the past the characters become less and less cynical and more and more idealistic and more more just kind of in love with being together and um you're starting off in a home in high school where that show kinda ends um so tell me why you chose merrily well a merrily is my favorite musical um i i've listened to the original cast recording so many times i it makes me cry instantly um i'm a big stephen sondheim fan in general and i didn't i had written it into the script mmhmm um and i did not i had no idea how i was going to get the rights to do it i just i just love to end it has again it has that quality of time slipping away faster than you can hold on to it even though it's going backwards it feels like you're always like oh that times gone now we're in another time and that that quality was something that i wanted to capture um and i thought it would be i never did merrily we roll along in high school because it would be completely odds show for a high school to do although since showing the movie to a lot of people people have come up to me and said my high school did it which i find totally amazing um and.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The title of your film lady bird is the name that the main character the daughter gives herself her real name is worth name as christine but she wants to be called ladybird she wants her school to call her lady bird she wants her lover to call her ladybird and it seems like there's something so passive aggressive of insisting that your mother who named your christine should now have to call you buy a totally different name leader it's a rejection of everything her mother gave her including her hair colour it was it's just totally like i'm not yours but the funny thing is for me when i knew that you were make before i knew anything about the film when i knew that who's worth coming film was going to be called lady bird i thought lbj is wife fisherman like ladybird means leinna they know the former first lady did you think about that when you named lady fared no other way will say just did press in texas in its so confusing there they were like why why why did any bird you know the truth is i i mean this is one of the things that's so mysterious about riding in it it takes me a very long time to write it takes me a long time to finish grips because partly because they don't do any improvisation once a month set and i like having the document have integrity on its own but that being said there's a fair amount of writing for me which fuels.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Support for this npr podcast in the following message come from state farm helping american's who struggle with their finances by giving them the tools help an education they need to take control of their money find out more at let's start today dot com state farm here to help life go right through the uh weiyi in philadelphia and carry gross with fresh air weekend today gregor win the coal writer and star of francis high and mistress america she made her direct tori all debut with the new film lady bird which he also wrote about a high school senior trying to assert her independence from her mother which leads to lots of arguments about everything i don't know any woman who has a simple relationship with their mother or with their daughter and i feel that it's not something that's given as much cinematic time as it is worthy of also near east talks about directing her new film mud bound which follows to families one black one white in the segregated mrs the delta before during and after world war two by grew up in 1980's natura grew up next to a plan member my dad was a cop you know in a group three houses down from people use confederate flex its curtain ingest justin chang reviews the new film darkest hour starring gary oldman as winston churchill support for fresh air and the following message come from tech will save us on a mission to empower kids to learn through awesome stem toy experiences through coating crafting and making kids are inspired so in the future from electronic doe to game consoles used to invent video games attack will save us toy is an accessible way to learn about tech through play goats attacked will save us dot com and use discount code fresh twenty two get 20 percent off your first purchase this is fresh air weekend anti regress my guest credit go wiggins just made her directing debut she previously cole road and starred in the films francis hot and mistress america which were kohl written and directed by her partner noah bomb back she also costarred in 20th century women greenberg and jackie her new movie lady bird which he wrote and directed draws on some of her own experiences when she was making the transition out of high school preparing to leave home and.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The title of your film lady bird is the name that the main character the daughter gives herself her real name is worth name as christine but she wants to be called bird she wants her school to call her lady birch and wants her lover to call her ladybird and it seems like there's something so passive aggressive of insisting that your mother who named your christine should now have to call you buy a totally different name leader it's a rejection of everything her mother gave her including her hair colour it was it's just totally like i am not yours but the funny thing is for me when i knew that you were make before i knew anything about the film when i knew that forthcoming film was going to be called lady bird i thought lbj is wife know like ladybird means leinna they know the former first lady did you think about that when you named at lady fared no the way will say just did press in texas in its so confusing there they were like why why why did any bird you know the truth is i i mean this is one of the things that's so mysterious about riding in it it takes me a very long time to ray it takes me a long time to finish scripts because partly because they don't do any improvisation once a month set and i like having the document have integrity on its own but that being said there's a fair amount of writing for me which fuels unconscious and i almost feel like i don't know where it's coming from and i do actually experience characters speaking to me or through me and i don't know where that comes from but lady bird the name lady bird was something.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"My guest credit gore wiggins just made her directing debut she previously cole road and starred in the films francis hot and mistress america which were kohl written and directed by her partner noah bombeck she also costarred and 20th century women greenberg and jackie her new movie lady bird which he wrote and directed draws on some of her own experiences when she was making the transition out of high school preparing to leave home and start college the movie centers on a complex motherdaughter relationship a relationship that becomes particularly fraught when the teenage daughter is trying to assert her identity as a soon to be adult this will be recognizable territory for a lot of mothers and daughters search for ronen place christine a senior at a catholic high school and sacramento one of the way she's asserting her independence is by renaming herself lady bird and insisting that her mother call her by that name the movie opens with lady bird and her mother play by laurie metcalf alone in the car coming back from checking out local colleges the mother is driving they've been listening to the conclusion of the audio book of stein backs the grapes of wrath which leaves them both in tears but there soon arguing about where ladybird wants to go to college i wanna go where culture and how will your guy research released on etiquette or new hampshire were writers living together and those schools anyway mom came in and measure drivers to his practical way out you work or the or the way that you don't work you're not even worth state tuition christie my name is ladybird ugly well actually it's not in its redick layers i restate euwide us you should just go to city college you know with your work ethic just go to city collagen ended jail and then back to city college and then maybe it learned a bull yourself up and not expect every everybody.
"lady bird" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Support for fresh air and the following message comes from rocket mortgage by quicken loans when it comes to refinancing your existing mortgage or buying a home rocket mortgage lets you understand all the details so you can be confident that you're getting the right mortgage for you goats or rocket mortgage dot com slash fresh air from whyy in philadelphia and terry gross with fresh air today greta gurwin the coal writer and star of france sa and mistress america and costar of greenberg and 20th century women now she's making her derek to'real debut with the new film lady bird which he also wrote about a high school senior preparing for college trying to assert her independence from her mother which leads to lots of arguments about kind of everything i don't know any woman who has a simple relationship with their mother or with their daughter and i feel that it's not something that's given as much cinematic time as it is worthy of it also we listen back to an excerpt of my two thousand nine interview with healthcare economist over reinhard who died monday at the age of eighty among the things he wrote about was the hidden costs of the health care bureaucracy that's coming up on fresh air where can we debate today's big issues without getting attack for speaking our minds one a provides a safe smart place for tough conversations every weekday and the friday news roundup breaks down the weeks top stories i'm joshua johnson check out the one a podcast on the npr one app or wherever you listen to podcasts.
"lady bird" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Oh man it's a great here there was a really great moment and if you're listening to this by the way i'm i'm tom power of seeking with credit card week or new film her first as a solo director and writer is is called lady bird and last night i went to see the film in toronto and you your your flight got delays here but as well at the end of a lot of these press screenings there's like a there's a there's a qna and you you kinda gave a qna from your phone from the airport because you couldn't get him were you answered all the questions you figured you'd be asked that's right yeah but one thing you said really stuck out to me i was something along the lines of you never really understand or appreciate your home until you leave it yeah i mean i think that's true a i think it's very hard to see things clearly while you're in it you know again particularly for teenagers you're so certain that that life with a capital l is happening somewhere else and that it's not happening to you and you gotta go get to life did you feel that way it was at the bucket now did you want to get out no i mean i i didn't quite have the i got to get out seeing that ladybird has but i did have a feeling i did have the certainty that life was gonna start at some point and that i hadn't been living through it and i think the truth is you get to the place that you think life should be happening and then you're like oh wait it has been happening oh no i missed it happening all it's been happening all along i think that's so true of so many things that are always waiting to get to the thing that you think will be the thing in you realized it was already happened a lot of this film is set in high school a catholic high school and one for girls were boys in.
"lady bird" Discussed on We Paid To See This
"Minutes long huge adenoid huge monologue where it's just her face the entire episode and she's just delivering this passionate speech in it's brilliant tracy letts also in renewed argh who plays dead and ruined i was in this he was also in christine he played the studio head in christine we reviewed the movie about yes news cleanly shaven in that film yes and then lucas hedges from manchester by the sea yeah which i got confused anthony tell me because i recognize the kid but it wasn't sure went from and i thought you meant he was the kid from the way way back but he's not it's the kid from manchester by the sea a kid who is often i guess sorry john janice is dead yes he's father dies there's a lot of death sibling death or if not sibling just family death of every year go ahead sorry no that and that's the people the people of the film of ladybird so if you watch the trailer you'll get the gist its it seems like a small indy film it's coming of age story it's a young girl i'll tell you this it's in the trail as one of my favorite things is to lines where her mother says to her listen lady bird which is the name she has given to herself by the way she says laboured i just want you to be the best version of yourself he she says but what if this is the best version of me and they're having an argument in a car and she just cannot handle her mother like just keeping at her and so she just opens the door and folds out and the next scene we see she has a a cost gotta castagna it's graze a real sort of rebel just misfit lost kid yeah real names christine and she's taken her ned the name ladybird because she's like wire my why why do people walk around with names their parents have given them she goes sooner edition and they say.