18 Burst results for "Leslie Linka"
"leslie linka" Discussed on Intelligence Matters
"I set out to tell stories at weren't being told and i think the narrative of the victim has so often the way we see women in war and often you know i spent a lot of time in afghanistan had the privilege of spending a lot of time there on the ground with young women who lived under the tall bond with your who lived after the toll of on and of course northeastern syria and summoned northern rock. And the one thing you see is that they are the strongest people. I've ever met yet. We continue to kind of swat them in this victim blanket. And i wanted to just tell stories that i saw in other people should see two and now i think we're in a moment where there's room for these stories where people see that. You don't need an adjective in front of it. It's simply a war story as friendship story. A story of love and the fact is it happens a to have women main characters but one day will actually see women's stories universal and i hope these stories do their part to get us there. Can you mentioned the other books. Absolutely first book. I did with the dressmaker of calm about a teenage girl whose business supported her family under the taliban and all these girls who were breadwinners during years when they could not be on their own streets on the second book is called ashley's war and that was about an all women's special operations team that was recruited in the us. American women recruited for army ranger a navy seal missions direct action missions back in two thousand eleven while women were officially banned from ground combat. And that is now in the process of becoming a film at universal with reese witherspoon Producing and leslie linka gladder of homeland directed. That's really cool. And how involved are you in that there you know. I think my grandmother was the phone distributors. I'm very careful about walking the line between health and interventionist. It's so i very careful about it but we know we've now been working on this for half decade as a team up bruna pop andrea. Who just did the undoing for h. We out and it's an amazing team. And so they really understand the responsibility of telling the first hour in special operations on samba war story. That's really cool. So gail you talk in the book about your own views your personal views of gender equality and how they were influenced by your upbringing particularly the views of your father. Can you talk about that a bit. Sure and it's funny. Because i really never want to shape the readers views you know i i come from. Pg county maryland where we have all kinds of backgrounds of us. Want to deal with all with respect. And i wanna just china flashlight for readers but i wanted to take readers into my own story because it did influence why. I wanted to tell this. My father was born in baghdad and lost his country as a kid because he was wrong religion but he always you know. I never really understood him as a kid growing up. Pg county know arwa. Smoking reds in eating stashes playing soccer Wooden carry flowers. He didn't think that was masculine. Really one day..
"leslie linka" Discussed on The Clearing
"Hey there clearing listeners. It's Josten then awhile Mr Guys. So it's been over a year now since April Jonathan and I put out the clearing and owner to thank everyone for listening and support and to let them know if you're looking for more from April, She's working on a book. Stay tuned for that and I have started a company. It's called campsite media in our first podcast chameleon is out. Now Chameleon is the story of this wild and long running con- that's been plaguing Hollywood basically someone out there. Or some Group of people has been conning young gig workers like makeup artists and stunt men and security guards and day players into flying to Jakarta Indonesia for big movie project. But when they get there, there is no movie. It's really baffling long running con- that's been going on for five or six years, and we set out to get to the. Bottom of it to solve this crime once and for all. So just search chameleon Hollywood concrened queen wherever, you get podcasts and enjoy this clip. It's a teaser from episode one. This is near the end of the show when our first subject Eddie a trainer comes back from his trip and realizes he's been caught up in something really big and really strange. So the idea was that we'd go this one town like an hour outside of Jakarta, look at a hotel in that area location where they want to film. It didn't really seem like work. It felt like sightseeing every day plans were cancelled locations changed. The original idea was to scout a few days around Jakarta then fled to Bali. But decide the schedule was in flux. We're supposed to take a flight on day three. All of senators I hey, like we've got like it'd be under Friday. We're going to go on and it's all right. But now there's a change fee. Can you cover the change fee and the lawyer will process the rest of right and now it's all right. I two hundred bucks am I okay. All right cool in change and then change again and dinners I other front of the casserole all these changes and incidental costs fully confident that he'd be reimbursed. Five to seven business days they said. Also. D started asking if Eddie recommend a second trainer to fly over and join at this point and Dave Forum kind of like. What's going on I just things are adding up. Something clicking right you know. As much as Eddie wanted this job, he forced himself to do a gut check. He was supposedly part of a huge production starting immediately, but somehow he had met a single person from the crew. It didn't make any sense. Any couldn't just hang out in Jakarta indefinitely waiting for this tiger girl and the jungle production to start and to make matters worse the pain is back which he thought he could control was becoming unbearable and like I need to get home my back's killing me I've gotta run a GM right and I can't stay another week but he's a man of his word, not the kind of guy who walks away and leaves a mess. So he called a friend in L. A. to come over and take his place. He paid some of the costs for the guy. Then feeling like he was out of options, he got on a plane to head home. When he landed in Japan again on a layover de called and she was pissed, am I on the phone with D. and she goes well, Eddie. I just don't have a good feeling about doing this with you or anybody you put me in contact with me. She goes don't worry. I'm GonNa ruin, your name in the movie industry. And he tried to stay professional. He had been a good soldier and when he had to bail out, he'd found a backup as I listen I've done nothing to you. I've done nothing but respect, I've been over. Of Come over here, I've sacrificed everything on my physical body. And means to provide two service promised you. I would do is no reason for you to be acting that way Eddie. Obsessed about it. The whole way home. He couldn't understand how a woman indeed position could be. So unreasonable after that conversation in. Japan where she's at Eddie, I'm going to ruin you and I was like there's no way that this professional woman married to the Seal Viacom as acting this erotic right you know you have got off the rocker young lady and you are in left field and you're not even facing plate like you're just gone. But here's the thing and he couldn't rate diaw either because what if he was wrong, what is being a radic that it all just blow over and she'd reach out the next time there was a job. That's the thing about Hollywood the people at the top can really abuse the lower ones almost with impunity and they'll still come back for more most of the time look how long it took to catch Harvey Weinstein when he was raping those. Actresses when he got home Eddie called Andy and that other guy from the workout class Charles Charles Manages actors. So his job is to be connected to producers development exacts, and he knew an assistant who works for a producer who was supposedly on the same project as d., and so I got her and I wrote an email has a hamsters meeting with you but I can't get in touch issues I'm I don't we have new on on the books. You never heard of you. Something definitely wasn't right. Charles especially felt it. Here's where for me where like my you know inspector gadget lights all went off is he forwarded me an email from Dana. Goldberg. But when I saw her email address those oh I know Dana really well, not an email address. So I called her as Juno anything about this. Do you know anything at all about this? You know? Job in Indonesia. Don't even know what you're talking about. Not only do I know what you're talking about is, why are you calling me to ask? Alarm bells were officially ringing Andy Charles asked Eddy. To Send over all the correspondents he'd gotten from Dee. And Charles who happens to know a lot about computers found that the domain registry for debashish dot com which Eddie had been using was registered just two days before she. I contacted him he also found something in the NBA D. had asked Eddie design the wrong name in the source code, a opened up the source code and Acrobat, and I, saw in the source code Leslie Linka Gladys named buried, and then which meant the text of the NDA was actually ripped from another document one intended for a different producer entirely specifically the bad ass director of Showtime's Homeland Leslie Linka Glider. Charlton no leslie but he did no her longtime agent. So he called him and I said, you know anything about this you know said, oh, my this again. As in not this story again, the story of the fake movie and the wasted trip to Indonesia. It was suddenly very clear that woman on the phone, the one who sent edy Indonesia who was supposed to reimburse expenses. Whoever that was, it wasn't debashish. It. was someone somewhere pretending to be debashish So I would like a.
"leslie linka" Discussed on The Frame
"Welcome to our podcast. It's where we asked some of the entertainment industry's sharpest minds how Hollywood could and should reinvent itself when it saved for production to really get going again. The safety issue has been a real fun of mine concern for Director Leslie Linka. Probably, best known for her work on the Showtime Series Homeland her credits include Madman masters of sex and twin peaks. She's also part of a critical directors guild of America, committee along with other Hollywood, unions, the DJ is trying to come up with production safety guidelines. It's scary out there. Because of how cases have exploded in the last three weeks, so productions that were geared to go back now are reexamining. Reexamining everyone is struggling to find a way to get back. Everyone wants to get back to work all of us, but obviously we have to do that in a safe way. We've been talking on this podcast about how this might be a reset moment for Hollywood that it can take a hard look at itself, and maybe bring about some real and lasting change especially when it comes to equity and inclusion. But gladder worries. There's also a chance the town might go back to its old and worst practices now. What's going to happen when we open up? You know I hope there's not a backslide. I hope that all kinds of stories and all kinds of directors are being hired to tell stories. We talked to gladder on two occasions back in May and then more recently when we first talked I ask ladder where she was when the world shut down, we had just finished homeland during the post on homeland, and I was ready to go off to do my next project, which is called the banker's wife. The Amazon is that right? Yes, it is. It's an eight part miniseries for Amazon, and it looks at the banks that do business with dictators and money, launderers, drug, runners and presidents, and the wealthy and entitled. And it has to great female leads at I'm. With steam, who was a writer and Executive Producer on homeland and I'm directing all eight, and she is writing all day so I had my four suitcases and three boxes all packed ready to go to Budapest and the night before I was getting on the plane, we got the call and you were cast like ready to start shooting. We were just starting prep. Thank goodness. We were not like days away from the first day of shooting that would be. I know people that were so I am very a compassionate about that, so I suspect. Is it mostly present day, or is it period? It's president, so there are things that. Three months ago. If you went to a bank where you handed over your money or you got your deposit slip, you got your parking validated that in a new world, people would say well. That's not how it's done, so it's not just how you film the actual events it's whether or not those events are still the way things are done, so you're, you might have to be rewriting basic things about how people go into a bank or do electronic banking I think those are going to be creative choices that every filmmaker is going to need to grapple with. And certainly it's a period piece that makes it. A whole lot is urged. Because you know, we can go back to old times, and now you know. Is everyone really going to be running around wearing mass in every dramatic or comedic storytelling situation I don't know these are big creative. Let's look at what might change and we can kind of come up with our own wish list, but let's just say that there is a moment where the industry can reset and reconsider. Many of its assumptions, I'M GONNA start by hiring by the people who are hired to make content and appear in content. It is a white man's business, and that generally has been the rule for the last many many decades. So is there a possibility that there is a chance for the business in some way to reset and change who gets to make stories and who appears those stories? I always hope that. John and I do think things have changed. I have been very involved with mentoring women directors for many many years and I do see in the last couple of years the doors opening more systematically last year in television, it was an equal number of episodes directed by men and women that is unheard of for many years it hovered around fifteen twenty percent, and maybe would go up a little bit, and then it would go back down again, and I think any director female director that's been working for a long time has heard you know. We hired a woman once and it didn't work. Of course, that's an absurd statement. You would never say you hired a white man, and that didn't work so no more white man. You know you. You can't categorize anyone in that way. Man Or woman and I always believed that. It shouldn't be harder for our daughters to direct than for our son's. It should be equally difficult for everyone. Directing is not an easy path. And but it should be. And I think we're starting to see that I. Think the me, too. Movement shine a strong light on that I. Think there are more roles for diverse cast, but it isn't where it should be certainly, not in vitro films. When you think about the people that you work with there was a report by an organization called Americans for the arts, and they found that unemployment amount artist was as high as restaurant workers, and that is you know visual artists actors dancers choreographers that you were once a choreographer. There are people in the business who go from job to job, and if those jobs don't come along, be that close to not being able to make it, so what happens to the people who might be the next great costume designer or the next great actor who says to him or herself? I can't wait. I'M GONNA, toss it and go do something else. Is there the? The possibility that a generation of future artist won't have the chance because they can't find work now and might not be able to find work if production is limited going forward. This is a horrifying thought. It's a it's a very real one in very important question to ask and I hate thinking that there will be a generation of young people whose voices we won't here. And But there is an economic reality were all facing? But what you're talking about is horrifying thought. Am I think those reality to at absolutely? I hope that after somehow this passes that people come back. If they have to go away, they come back. And there's the corporate equivalent to that, and that is you know companies like a big movie, theater chain or a talent agency, or you know some affiliated business that doesn't make it that there are pretty good chances that a brand. We know AMC entertainment William. Morris Endeavor is GONNA come back, Maybe as a shadow of itself, or maybe not at all. And had very much in a transformed way. And I think we will see attrition. What that looks like now we'll the theodore business the movie theater business listen. We all grew up going to the movies. It was one of the more exciting things you could do. Sit in a room of people watching an incredible story, so the thought of that being more limited. That's that's a tough one and we might lose. We might lose.
Director Lesli Linka Glatter Hopes Hollywood Doesn't Slip Backwards on Racial, Gender Equity Gains
"Welcome to our podcast. It's where we asked some of the entertainment industry's sharpest minds how Hollywood could and should reinvent itself when it saved for production to really get going again. The safety issue has been a real fun of mine concern for Director Leslie Linka. Probably, best known for her work on the Showtime Series Homeland her credits include Madman masters of sex and twin peaks. She's also part of a critical directors guild of America, committee along with other Hollywood, unions, the DJ is trying to come up with production safety guidelines. It's scary out there. Because of how cases have exploded in the last three weeks, so productions that were geared to go back now are reexamining. Reexamining everyone is struggling to find a way to get back. Everyone wants to get back to work all of us, but obviously we have to do that in a safe way. We've been talking on this podcast about how this might be a reset moment for Hollywood that it can take a hard look at itself, and maybe bring about some real and lasting change especially when it comes to equity and inclusion. But gladder worries. There's also a chance the town might go back to its old and worst practices now. What's going to happen when we open up? You know I hope there's not a backslide. I hope that all kinds of stories and all kinds of directors are being hired to tell stories.
"leslie linka" Discussed on The Big Picture
"What did you say? I said girls can't play softball. BERTA remember your, Lady! Why don't you go home and you're? The only dolphins firdous got as a GI. Today One thousand nine hundred five movie that is essentially standby me about pearls and I saw this at a formative time, and I think it is. It lives in my head. I think the way a lot of stand by me. Maybe lives in people's heads that are slightly older than me. This the setup is there are four. Older women, they're adults. They are played by Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell Rita Wilson and Melanie Griffith which is just like some peak nineties for you and you know they made one of those packs, and so they've reconvened primarily because they're really famous movie stars and they have to get this movie made, and then they reminisce about the summer of nineteen seventy where they all grew up together in this. Little suburb in Indiana and the young versions of these characters are played by Gaby Hoffmann Christina Ricci. Ashleigh Aston Moore and Sore Birch and they ride bikes. They get into fights with the boys in the neighborhood. They learn things about their parents. They learn a ton about sex, not a ton actually, but they learn like the right amount for like ten year. Olds who don't understand sex, which is like definitely what a minute was that the speech about the garden and watering the garden and the character learning what sexists has really stayed with me for a very long time, you know, and and they fall in love and they learn things about themselves and I. I've just seen this movie a lot. I don't know why I think I learned a lot about the music of the the sixties and seventies from this soundtrack and I realized. That Gaby Hoffmann will always be the age. She was in and then to me personally. That's just like who Gaby Hoffmann is. But yeah, it's it's it. `Bout, young girls, making friends, and and growing up. It's at classic coming of age. Why didn't Leslie Linka Gladder who made this movie? Not Make any other movies it's. She made a couple of TV movies. He worked in a lot of television, but she. Like all of homeland. Aggravates, it TV pretty heavy which you know that that works out. Yeah I'm sure I'm sure it was very lucrative. It's just weird because this is a movie that when I was talking to my wife about this last night, and she said she brought this movie up to, she was just like. This is a great summer movie, and obviously she. You guys around the same age. You're both young women when it came out, but still like I watched it all the time, and this was an HBO classic as well in in the. The nineties it was very touchable on a regular basis..
"leslie linka" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast
"I think that's what the title yeah and I would love our listeners to weigh in here but I think it is perfectly in the in the realm of possibility where Roberta who is twelve and only only just starting to discover her sexuality at all would. Because it's the norm especially of nine hundred seventy that she would be like. Oh well I'm a girl so I'm supposed to be attracted to boys. I should kiss this boy I get my I guess my curiosity there. Because it's like object too I just would would be cool to see And it just is not going to happen in ninety five but you know a young girl recognize her sexuality and discuss it definitely definitely anyway but I I guess I'm just curious more from a production standpoint of like was that added after I'm rolling king told listen we are. I'M NOT GONNA have an out character in this movie like was that my theory. Here's why I wanna go another kind of beat by beat analysis of this scene scene and my theory comes at what happens at the end of this scene so Roberta shooting hoops. The oldest wermer boy AK Devon Sawa showed up and she misses a shot. He says you're not following through. So he's man's planning to her and then she says who asked you like so applause for that. Yeah and they start playing one on one basketball. She makes two shots he makes zero shots and then he's like. Hey you're pretty pretty good at basketball and not just for girl which is not a compliment. But you don't realize that when you're twelve years old right and then she just goes like thing things I feel like if she was based on how we've seen her act already if she was in a less forgiving mood she would've yelled fuck off. She just like I'm not I choosing this battle. And then they sit down together and he's like I think you're a really nice girl and she's like I thought you always hated me. And he's like Soda Die and then he turned toward her and says Nuku and she says what are you mumbling and he says. Can I kiss you. so He's again asking for consent. We do not often see this. Yes aiding three times total right now because he says I guess and then he's zooms toward her. It's a great. Are you ready. And then she's like. Oh you WanNa do it now. He's sure I mean if you want to. She says okay and then they kiss and then he pulls away he's exhilerated exhilerated. That was great and she says it was okay She's underwhelmed she was written as like a queer young girl who it doesn't totally know her sexuality yet but again because of societal norms. She thinks she's supposed to be kissing boys. And then she says Scott and he turns toward her like rapidly ready for another arcus and he's like yeah and she says if you mention this to anyone especially your brothers I will beat the shit out of you. Yes I hope so. I mean that would be. That would be cool. I I liked. I mean I agree with you. That's real and especially in one thousand nine hundred seventy they they wouldn't portray. I don't think you know a Of Woman or twelve I mean especially in the small town of Shelby. Indiana in one thousand nine hundred seventy. I'm I'm guessing again. I was not alive but to be like an out. Queer teen or preteen would not have gone over. Well I your community I I know but I just I just think it's a movie and we could have explored I mean but it it becomes a null choice because they wouldn't allow allow to appear in one thousand nine hundred five so why what's very frustrating to me about this. Yeah in ninety five. I wouldn't done right but then again another the thing that like a movie like book smart kind of course corrects is due in those characters. A little bit older but we have I don't remember the actor's name so Atlanta deavere. Yes well done that. But that was like a big deal right like to portray not a big deal but it was refreshing to see someone in high school being like this is. This is not a big deal right. It was extremely normalized. Yeah yes she was so nice. And that's the difference between you know twenty nineteen and nineteen ninety-five exactly. Yeah yeah interesting. Thought about this movie is a cult classic now it was not received well and all aw that was very very very poorly reviewed. I mean we. We've got some poll quotes in here. I think the most common criticism as people are like take. The vibe is kind of like all female reboot of stand by me. Noise thank you which an an and this is ninety five. So it's basically all white male reviewers I who are basically saying like why I've already seen this with boys so I like it better and like boyhood and girlhood same diff- to me because I only care about boys your your boy. Roger Evert I think we came on our on the matron I think we came across the first thing that Roger Ebert said that we've ever liked. I'm just saying how the puppet is. Yes but he has to say on this. The adult actresses are completely superfluous to to the movie which is a fully contrived. Stand by me kind of like. He's just dismissive of literally every part of the movie. And it's just contempt disinterest. Why why is this movie made? Who is it for? Which is the vibe you get from a lot of this period of one hundred years there were basically only male reviewers like who is this for when it's very clear for me little girls and obviously Ashley? Well I'm bored media for girls and women. I have an even more frustrating quote from this same review view by Roger Ebert what distinguished stand by me was the psychological standing of the story. We could believe in care about it now and then is made of artificial bits and pieces there director Leslie. Linka gladder says in the press notes that she started crying when she first read the script quote because it captured that delicate evolution from girlhood to womanhood and you so rarely find that end quote. I guess you didn't see men in the moon which has so much more truth. intenders talk. That exposes now and then for what it is a Gimmicky Sitcom and can you imagine review aging worse. They're like it's so frustrating because it's so clear like what he's missing right and he is so blissfully unaware of can't believe he's comparing that's a dumb comparison. I hate that. Yeah I familiar with that movie but You know Roger Ebert again. Safety is everything he says is basically wrong. Terrible take as as it pertains to gender. He found him to be universally correct about Jack. Frost would that all of his tags under like it's not even that he has takes on gender. He just is blissfully unaware. That movies are made for people other than him anyways. But yeah this movie was definitely not Recognized recognized in its time but it was financially successful. Great Not gigantically financially successful but it did you know it turned a profit. I I think it helped to continue to launch this new generation of young actresses careers. I mean it. Girls were starved for media media for them at this time and always still. Yeah just if you look on rotten tomatoes right now. It only has a twenty eight percent fresh rating but then eighty three percent audience score which indicates cult classic they were viewers. Didn't understand it yet. I just wanted to quickly. Re Shout Out Rumer Willis adorable little sister. to Samantha. Gabby you'll get it by the conquests. IMPOR- Frazier is credited. We don't know why what would be his credit creepy hippie like literally says on Kapiti Page Brendan Fraser as Vietnam veteran parentheses une credited here. Just like what He informs them that although their parents are adults. They're not always right and that is his narrative purpose and we do not see him again but shot to shot in the actor who played young Chrissy unfortunately fortunately passed away in two thousand and seven so rip She was she was so good and a good performance. Since I wish I wish that there was a little more of the Older Group of women I like I like the framing device but as adults also felt like a few things kind of fell a little short for me more now less than no same amount of that I would more now. I wouldn't have watched a little more movie the to see a little more now. Because you're sort of like giving this barrage of information at the end or in the case of Roberta and Teeny non-information. Yeah I don't know pitch okay ready for this show we get. Unfortunately they'll have to be some slight recasting with the actor who played young Chrissy but we get Thawra. Birch Gaby Hoffmann and Christina Ricci. Yes to play the adult. Versions in a reboot loose film and then we cast a new squad of young child actors to play the young counterparts of for those characters and We update the not that there are a ton but some of the problematic things that are in Roberta be out now exactly we can have more characters of color which brings me to. I wanted to read a quote from an essay by Zoe. Somebody I might have very badly butchered the pronunciation of that but in a broadly are entitled what White Girl Coming of age movies. Don't do for a black doc girl. Yeah quote these films about White Female. Adolescence and teen hood revolve around particular experiences of and Meditations on dissatisfaction boredom using nostalgia as their primary goal and yet for me their projections of high school misery and endless summers only serve as a reminder that black girls are never afforded the kind ordinariness that would make them relatable to white audiences which is kind of the thing with almost every coming of age movie ever? Yeah Yeah So. That is something that I will continue to be mindful of yes and unfortunately it's it's like progress is still extremely slow on representing slow girlhood at all which is still very very frustrating. I think that there's also something something to be said for class as well. Where definitely we're we're given a very I mean and it's not it's not even anything against the movie it's just what we don't get in media at all like we're seeing a solidly like middle class? Maybe even a little upper middle class the scenic Americana low. We love it. They they have of problems. But it's not the kind of problems that poor kids have right and you don't really see you know kids from lower classes ever really represented in movies like this which is unfortunate because guess what they are also children What to But yeah I mean there there should i. I hope that we will continue to progress and get to see more reflections of a black girl head of of girlhood from different You know from all walks walks of life of non gender discovery in like exploring your gender in learning about your gender is your kid. There's there's a lot of work to be done definitely yeah. Does anyone have any other thoughts about the movie. I thought it was interesting. That in maybe either viewed experiences where you have a circle friends when you're younger and then a few stay back at sleep. Living Very I think a centric situation there whereas like two of them were like we got Outta here and then the other two are like we love it here. That was very funny. Really liked the especially because it seems like even even though this wasn't quite their relationship when they were like Roberta in Chrissy become very co dependent doesn't like base- Steve. which definitely is something that happens? I liked how they were written as adults. Where like you kinda get the vibe? From Samantha of like. Oh it's so weird here. I'm so glad I don't live here. And then you get the vibe from Chrissy of like. She's so weird. I'm like yeah everyone like everyone. I am normal. Everyone else's a free. which is how everyone feel right? And it was nice to see everyone get their moment in like when Christie's just like what are you wearing. What are you.
"leslie linka" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Six from season seven the al smith dinner it was directed by leslie linka glider or leslie linda into gladder as autocorrect would say and it was written by ally addy or eli attic as autocorrect would have me say this is going to be a thing for the rest of it's going to be a thing or think we'll see in this up so both candidates are gearing up for the al smith dinner a real thing that happens in new york as we'll discuss later and the entire episode and indeed the dinner is framed around their respective positions on abortion abortion. There's a negative attack ad that comes out from an independent committee funded by big republican donors and escalates everything between what has has been so far a mostly civil campaign between santos and vinick also. We'll take toby's job has are. I really liked this episode. I like this episode two. I really liked the season six primary campaigning episodes and i really like the season seven campaign episode to yeah as do i think eli does is a very good job in the writing of sort of building a credible escalation in campaigning in this episode and the back and forth yeah the back and forth is what i really liked. Move talked a little bit about it already that we're getting into some of the stuff we didn't get to have with the bartlett campaign the real the real nitty gritty of what you have to do and this episode is all about about the nitty gritty of really like a almost like a minute by minute reaction from one side to the other about what they're doing and then meanwhile they're these external actions that cause both sides is to have to react as well. Yes this is similar to what what is the other episode we recently discussed where it was a back and forth and immediate reactions where i felt like it may be at times strained credibility ability. It was the one where santos was going to do his reserve duty training. That's right that and the broken bed exactly somehow this. This one felt although i enjoyed that other episode is well. This felt entirely plausible to me. Yeah i think also it felt both nigger grittier because i think the parsing of their stances on abortion requires like a kind of subtlety here yeah. That's really interesting. It's a similar kind of thing with the invocation of the military service where where the democratic candidate gets try and court national security you know even though he's coming from the left on so many things because his military record here it's a similar we're kind of dynamic where you have these two candidates who are trying to express something original about themselves only instead of national security and the and border patrol it's about abortion and interesting also to see how the candidates positioning of their actual views effects their ability due to open up their appeal a little bit to the quote unquote other side but also affects of course <hes> the support they might receive from their base. Yeah and there's just some element of math involved. Okay we can pick up these many points by going to people who are outside of our normal base but then do lose an equal number on the other side or or or do get to hold onto the you know. There's i'm sure somewhere a lot of excel spreadsheets being crushed. Yes exactly it felt that way to me and one of the interesting tensions of this episode episode is sort of the juxtaposition of that kind of political calculus with very very important issues so you know the political stakes versus is the ethical steaks and the nebraska stakes and the stakes the omaha steaks or correct man. I need autocorrect we need. We need an auto fact. Check correct man. That would slow us down mono. It's auto that happened for us not to be confused with.
"leslie linka" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"It's called full disclosure and full disclosure. It was written by Lawrence O'Donnell junior. It was directed by Leslie linka gladder and aired on to twenty five four. So you put the tone in there too. That's why your professional actor. That's right. I just said the words and coming up a little bit later in the podcast, we'll talk once again to Lawrence O'Donnell from Warner Brothers. Here's these synopsis the Bartlett, administration reels from press leaks that former vice president horns is preparing tell all book that will embarrass the president and Leo joins plans to become a candidate for president of the United States. The newsflash first son CJ live on the air as she jousts with acerbic pundit Taylor, read, Josh welcomes the mayor of Washington DC to the White House to discuss school vouchers and also encounters a political firestorm. When intern Ryan proposes closing a military base in a district belonging to a power. Congressman Toby parlays with trade union bosses who reach an impasse over import safeguards for brassieres and will though briefly seen makes no impact. I don't think that's true. I think in the end in the final resolution for this episode, we will discover that will is actually behind the answer e wills the one who figures it out. He saves today. Oh, so you're saying he had some great offscreen stuff? No, no, onscreen even onscreen even it just happens very quickly. Okay. Full disclosure. I don't remember. Let's start before the beginning of the episode with the previously on do let because this is an important one. I think there's a lot of portend in this previously on some important scene is there was a scene that didn't seem that important at first CJ says. About me when she was talking to Toby about Ben extra layer of meaning. Once we watched this episode? Yeah, we didn't didn't even know at the time. It was a little throwaway joke, and now it turns out there is a lot you don't know about CJ. That's right. We will later find out that the thing that you don't know about CJ jumping all the way ahead. It's revealed at the end of the episode that CJ and horns ten years ago had a one night stand and we don't find that odor as I remember it was one year ago that attend nights dance, but I didn't watch that. Partial disclosure, that's not rain using the disclosure is half full. Sorry, that'll be the end of that. But CJ and the vice president had this affair. He was married at the time and she knew that she knew it. We find this out at the end of the episode. But if you watched the episode knowing that it really colors the entire performance from Allison Janney, which is unbelievable. I agree. And of course, watching the show possibly for the first time I'm not even sure I'd ever seen it before. Even though I acted in this episode, read it and knew what happened. Of course, didn't remember all these many years later, and I kept writing down that the odd things about her and she seemed off her game in this episode and CJ not not. She's not AJ CJ rattled, and I kept thinking like he's got no poker face and she's not keeping your composer and why she so rattled by all this and the scene with Leo. I liked that she's being hard on him, but there's a sort of energy there that seemed odd to me to kept writing on these little notes. And finally, at the end, I understood the. Layered nuanced performance than AJ was giving. Yeah. There's one moment in particular that I wanted to mention, which is the scene in Leo's office, and she's trying to make sure that they have all their facts straight. And so she's coming at him saying, I need to talk to the president. Toby comes in, she CJ even leaves for twenty seconds. And then she comes back in the room as if those twenty seconds haven't elapsed and just continues her thought right saying because when everyone in the briefing room has that article, but the way that she delivers this torrent is a little manic. They want everyone in the briefing room has points article. I'm going to be getting bombarded about what who says you in the president said, and I've got to be just it's like the energy is a little bit beyond her control, and I love the end of it because she says, I don't want to have to go back out there a second time saying, oh, yeah, was right about this bit in that bit that you guys forgot to tell me, I understand we gotta get our stories straight on this today..
"leslie linka" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Female body parts were found in a park in, the Bronx Friday they if yet, to be identified and number three there's been a lack of progress. Coordinate President Trump by North Korea in giving, up its nuclear weapons, president canceled. The trip by secretary of state Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang Bestselling thriller writer Karin slaughter is back with her new book pieces of her, the plot revolves around a daughter who discovers that her mother has. Been hiding a big secret for the last thirty, years she tells our Pat far, why she chose to write about the sometimes tense relationship between mothers. And their daughters what made you take up, the mother daughter dynamic I had been writing. For a while about father, daughter relationships and I realized I, was doing it because they're really easy I'm one of three girls and my dad, thinks we're all perfect. Mother daughter relationships tend to be a little more fry a difficult and. The line that I was really thinking about when, I decided. To do, this is in the first part of the book when the mother. In Andy the daughter are having breakfast together. And Andy thinks it's a truth universally understood that your mother can say to you your hair looks good and what you hear is your hair looks bad, every day until now and, I think that's just like a typical mother daughter interaction you. Know there's always a sort of weird undertones Hollywood has discovered you now so it's been optioned by made up stories one. Of the producers on big little lies on HBO and the director who signed on Leslie linka gladder has worked. On NYPD blue and madman and homeland and all Well my favorite shows are the world. The rider has worked on, how Sakari homeland and she's great, so it's a great place to be right now where suddenly Hollywood very interested in, telling women's stories do. You think it's the the times we find ourselves in a teaching you. Know I think that people who create entertainment realized, that superhero. Movies are, great but women wanna see female superheroes to they don't want to. Just be be accessories and I think part. Of a generational shift to you can hear the full interview in this week's WCBS author talks podcast available on itunes and the radio dot com app seven, forty eight Traffic and weather. Together every ten minutes on the eighth so mccaskey. All right then well we just heard word that there is a broken down car on the Lincoln tunnel north, to that, is westbound to New Jersey that's blocking one lane happens to be the right lane and we're still working to clear a crash from the. Verizon bridge it's on the upper level eastbound Brooklyn-bound and that's taking out one, lane and a. Collision on the southern state Parkway in Babylon eastbound direction that's taking up the left and center lanes by straight path at exit thirty six in an accident, on the Harlem. River, drive northbound one hundred forty fifth. Street bridge that's got the right lane blocked over New Jersey. We have a car that's sold in the right lane on the Garden State Parkway southbound just before. Exit one fifty three four route three in Clifton and a crash on? Westbound twenty, two in Newark also be aware utility work on seventeen southbound at the, stakes Michelle park has been wreaking havoc. With delays in both directions all day long, checking the crossings we are forty five minutes to New York via the George Washington Bridge thirty minutes to New York via the Lincoln tunnel twenty minutes now to New Jersey the Lincoln, tunnel Twenty minutes each way or at the Holland tunnel obviously the, verrazano is very slow to Brooklyn and we are looking pretty good on the New Jersey. Staten Island connectors and the upper East River crossings. As well as the mid river crossings our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on WCBS meteorologist Frank, straight has, our five day outlook it'll stay very nice for this evening you'll have no weather problems if you'll be out of a partly cloudy sky. Tonight low sixty six in midtown comfortable sixty in many suburbs then tomorrow it'll, be a little. Warmer and more humid than today but overall not bad for August Eighty-three for the high partly sunny skies tomorrow morning it'll be partly cloudy little muggy seventy, two in midtown And then we're going to turn summary for the first. Half of next week he's sunshine. For Monday with temperatures approaching. Ninety Honda Hubert Tuesday partly sunny with a high of ninety to eat addicts will be up around one hundred in the afternoon sunshine hot and humid for Wednesday again ninety, two with. The heat index up around. One hundred we'll see a shower thunderstorm late Wednesday into. Wednesday night and then we cool off some Thursday low seventies across the board at seventy in west Milford seventy two, and Nannu at seventy six in touching fair sky in seventy four degrees. In central park w CBS news time seven fifty asandra junior Guzman. Felise the fifteen year old dragged from. A Bronx Bodega and murdered by gang. Members was remembered as his. Classmates in the law enforcement explorers program graduated at police. Headquarters this week rich lamp, has the story the spirit. Of la- Sandro junior Guzman Felice the fifteen year old dragged from, data and murdered by gang members in June was very, much part of the law. Enforcement explorers graduation ceremony he should, have been attending I Pity police Commissioner Ben Tucker so at this time I'd like to ask everyone to, join me. And standing and ask everyone. To Take a moment of silence in his in ingenious Ana And the police foundation issued to five thousand dollars scholarships to, honor junior one of the winning explorers Malachi.
"leslie linka" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Than fifteen minutes from the big. Stories on WCBS sit, early, evening on MAC Rosenberg Three things, to know at five forty five one a doorman at Trump towers former doorman at Trump Tower says President Trump had an illegitimate child with a, housekeeper that doorman was paid thirty thousand dollars by the. National Enquirer, to keep quiet three. Years ago but has now been freed up talking about his claims number two cops in the. Bronx they're trying to figure out, how, to bags of. Female body parts ended up in Crotone park they were discovered by Parx employees Thursday and number three Bestselling thriller writer Karin slaughter is back with, her new book pieces of her plot revolves around a daughter who discovers her mother it's been hiding a big secret for the last thirty years she tells her pad why she chose to. Write about the sometimes tense, relationship between mothers and their daughters. What made you take up the mother daughter dynamic I had been writing for. A while about father daughter relationships and, I realized I was doing it because they're. Really easy I'm one of three, girls and my dad thinks we're all perfect mother daughter relationships tend to be a little more fry a difficult and the line that I was, really thinking about when I decided to do this is. In the, first part of the. Book when the mother in Andy the daughter are having breakfast together Andy thinks it's a truth. Universally understood that your mother can, say, to you you're Heroics good and what you hear is your hair looked bad every day until, now And I think that's just like a typical mother daughter. Interaction you know there's always a sort of. Weird undertones Hollywood has discovered you now so it's been optioned by made up stories one of the producers on big little lies on HBO and the director, who signed on Leslie linka gladder has worked on. NYPD blue and madman and homeland and all all. My favorite shows in the world the rider has worked in homeland and she's great so it's a. Great place to be right now where suddenly Hollywood very interested in telling women's? Stories do, you think it's the ti- the times we find ourselves in a change, you know I think that people who. Create entertainment realize that superhero movies are great, but women wanna see shemale superheroes to they don't want to just be be accessories and I think part of a generational shift to you can hear the full interview in this week's. WCBS author talks podcast that's available to you on I tunes and the Radio dot com app double d CBS news time five forty eight Time for another check of traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the, twenty half us Bill Buckner we have a crash on the. Inbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge blocking the.
"leslie linka" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"He is for the first papal visit in nearly forty years he expressed outrage at the scandal number two. Investigators want to know how to bags of, female body parts ended up in a, Bronx park. They've not yet been identified, and the third thing to know the Cortlandt street subway station shuttered after nine eleven is scheduled to. Reopen in the fall Bestselling thriller writer Karin slaughter is back with her new book pieces of her the plot revolves around a daughter who discovers her mother it's been hiding a big secret. For the, last thirty years she, tells our Pat far neck why, she chose to write about the sometimes tense relationship between mothers and daughters what made, you take up the. Mother daughter dynamic well you know I had been. Writing for a while about father daughter relationships and I realized I was doing it. Because they're really, easy I'm one of three, girls, and my dad thinks we're all perfect mother daughter relationships tend to be a little more fry. A difficult and the line that I was really thinking about when I. Decided to do this is in. The first part of the book when Laura the mother in Andy the daughter are having breakfast together and. Andy thinks it's the truth. Universally understood that your mother can say to you your hair looks good and what you hear is your hair look bad Every. Day until now, and I think that's just like a typical mother daughter ater. Action you know there's always a sort of weird undertones. Hollywood has discovered you now so it's been optioned by made. Up stories one of the producers on big little lies on HBO end the director who signed on Leslie linka. Gladder has worked on NYPD blue and madman and? Homeland, and all, well my favorite shows in the world the writer, has, worked, on house of cards and homeland and she's great so it's. A great place to be right now where suddenly Hollywood very interested in, telling women stories do you think it's the ti- the times we find ourselves in a sea change you know I think that people who create entertainment realize that superhero movies are great but. Women wanna, see female superheroes to, they don't want to just be, be accessories and I think part of a generational shift to you can hear the, full interview in this. Week's WCBS author talks podcast and that is available For you on items and the radio dot com app WCBS news time three forty eight.
"leslie linka" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Truth and healing for church victims of sexual abuse worldwide. Number two cops in the Bronx. Are trying to figure out how to. Bags a. Female body parts ended up in Cretan apart they were discovered by Parx employee Thursday number three there's been. A lack of progress Cording to President Trump, by North Korea in. Giving up its nuclear weapons president canceled the trip by secretary of state Mike. Pompeo to Pyongyang Bestselling. Thriller writer, Karin slaughter is back with her new book pieces of her plot revolves around a. Daughter who discovers her mother has. Been hiding a big secret for the, last thirty. Years and she tells our path far neck why she chose to write about the sometimes tense relationship between. Mothers and daughters what made you take up, the mother daughter dynamic I had been writing for a while. About father daughter relationships and I, realized I was doing it because, they're really easy I'm one of three girls and my dad thinks we're all perfect, you know mother daughter. Relationships tend to, be a little more fry a difficult and. The line that I was really thinking about when I decided to do this is in the first part of the book when, the the mother in Andy the daughter are having breakfast together and Andy thinks it's a truth universally understood that your. Mother can say to you your hair looks good And what you hear is your hair looked bad, every day until now And, I think that's just like a typical mother daughter interaction action you. Know there's always a sort of weird undertones. Hollywood has discovered you now so it's been optioned by made. Up stories one of the producers on big little lies on HBO end the director who signed, on Leslie linka. Gladder has worked on NYPD blue and madman and homeland and all all my favorite shows, in the world. To writer has worked on house of cards in homeland and she's great so it's a great place. To be right now where suddenly Hollywood very interested in telling women's stories do you? Think it's, the ti- the times we find ourselves in a sea change you know, I think that people who create entertainment. Realized that superhero movies are great but women, wanna see female superheroes to they don't want to just be the accessories and I think part of a generational shift to you can hear the full interview in this week's. WCBS author talks podcast available on itunes and the radio dot com app At one forty eight traffic. And weather together on the eighth and here's Bill Buckner and. The traffic center MAC in New Jersey route two eighty.
"leslie linka" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Never more than. Fifteen minutes from the big stories on WCBS Saturday afternoon I'm MAC Rosenberg three things at twelve forty five number one the pope is in. Ireland for the first papal, visit since nineteen seventy, nine the prime minister there one, spoke Francis to promise Justice truth and. Healing for church victims of sexual abuse worldwide number two cops in the Bronx are trying to figure out. How to bags a, female body parts. Ended up in Crotone apart they were discovered by Parx employees Thursday his boss then noticed human hair coming from. One of the bags on Friday and a third thing to know. There's been. A lack of progress according to President Trump by North, Korea in, giving up its nuclear weapons the president cancelled a trip a, secretary of state, Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang's Bestselling thriller writer Karin, slaughter is back with her new, book pieces of hair the plot revolves around a daughter who discovers her mother has, been hiding a big. Secret for the last thirty years, she tells our Pat Farner why she chose to write about the sometimes tense. Relationship between mothers, and their daughters what, made, you take up. The mother daughter dynamic well you know I had been writing for a while. About father daughter relationships. And I realized I was doing, it because they're really easy I'm one of three. Girls. And my, dad thinks we're all perfect you know mother daughter relationships tend to be a little. More fry a difficult and the. Line that I was really thinking, about, when I decided to do this is in the first part of the book. When Laura the the mother in Andy the daughter are having breakfast together and Andy thinks it's the truth universally understood that your mother can. Say to you your hair, looks good and what, you hear is your Hair, looked bad every day until now and I think that's just. Like a typical mother daughter interaction you know there's always a sort of weird undertones Hollywood has discovered you now so. It's been optioned by made up stories one of the producers on big little lies on HBO and the director. Who signed on Leslie linka gladder has worked on? NYPD, blue and, madman and homeland and all all my favorite shows, in, the, world the rider has worked on house of cards in homeland. And she's great so it's a great place to be right now. Where suddenly, Hollywood's, very interested in telling women's stories do you think it's the times we find ourselves in a sea change you know I think that people who create entertainment realize that superhero movies are great. But women wanna, see female superheroes to, they don't want to just be, be excess excessive and I think part of a generational shift to hear the full, interview in this week's. WCBS author talks podcast that is On itunes and the radio dot com. App twelve forty, eight at WCBS traffic and weather together every ten minutes on. The twenty seven out there Bill Buckner watching two. Accidents on the Connecticut turnpike causing difficulty for travelers, northbound between. Exits two, and three in Greenwich the right and center lanes closed with a. Multi vehicle crash and then another accident northbound. With stop and go delays from fifty five in brantford to fifty nine and Guilford just the left shoulder creeping by their Garden State Parkway local lanes very, busy from the Raritan tolls down to one seventeen. And the express lanes are pretty crowded too from Raritan, down to exit. Ninety eight and Belmar that's a good twenty eight miles of heavy traffic northbound Garden State Parkway some. Stop and go between one forty two right on up to one forty? Five and, an accident still being cleared southbound side of the q. e. approaching Tillery, street East River crossings look pretty good. Right now ten to fifteen minutes coming in at. The George Lincoln fifteen to twenty at the Holland five to ten and ten to fifteen on the way out another traffic Update coming your way, in less than ten minutes on WCBS let's get the five day outlook with meteorologist Bill Deger high. Pressure control of our weather again for today as we head through the rest of our Saturday sunshine patchy clouds with, low humidity and other beautiful day with a high of eighty, tonight partly cloudy lows from sixty in the suburbs to sixty six in midtown humidity goes up tomorrow. The wake of a warm front partly sunny high eighty three back, to work, beginning on Monday very warm and humid hazy sunshine eighty nine downright right hot and humid Tuesday of Wednesday highs of ninety to feel like it's a. Hundred each afternoon with some sunshine could be a thunder storm to end. The day on Wednesday temperatures are in the mid to upper seventies right now, on this Saturday afternoon. At seventy seven in bay shore Seventy-six Darian and seventy eight degrees in this concert few clouds and a low humidity at fifty eight percent seventy seven degrees in midtown WCBS news time. Twelve fifty the, NYPD is looking for two men they say pushed women to. The ground And rob them in two incidents recently on the. Upper West side on August eighteenth they say the purpose of prochet sixty nine year old woman on sixty sixth and Amsterdam avenue she was pushed and fell down, before the two took her purse two days later they walked up to a twenty, five year old woman cops say on sixty third near central park west. And did the same thing authorities are saying that anyone, who may have seen either of those two incidents should call, crime stoppers Lecendreux junior. Guzman Phillies the fifteen year old dragged from a, Bronx Bodega and, murdered by gang members was remembered as his classmates in the law enforcement explorers program graduated at police headquarters this week rich lamp has that story the spirit of the Sandro junior Guzman Felice the fifteen year old dragged from Bodega and murdered by gang. Members in June was very much part of the law enforcement explorers graduation ceremony he should have been attending first deputy police Commissioner Ben Tucker so at, this time. I'd like to ask everyone to join. Me and, standing and ask everyone to Take a moment of silence in his in ingenious Ana And the police foundation issued to five thousand dollars scholarships to, honor junior one of the winning explorers Malachi Nelson said he feels very appreciated that I'm actually able to use Juniors name funding for my college education, juniors parents were in attendance his mother Leandro Felise Newark No. He he we'd be happy He would be Happy happy happy a hundred percent shooting, at police headquarters rich lamb WCBS NewsRadio eight eighty double d. CBS news. Time twelve fifty one governor Murphy is facing off with the Internal Revenue Service over, proposed new rules, which he says would hurt New Jersey tax payers, more from WCBS Kelly. Waldron after President Trump's tax overhaul, signed in December put a ten thousand dollar cap on the federal deduction for state, and local taxes New Jersey and New, York passed laws allowing people to get local tax credits for charitable contributions. To local governments but now the IRS wants to change the rules according to governor Murphy who says it would directly impact New. Jersey tax payers it President Trump's view New Jersey's just an ATM to withdraw from to give money to the states. Which supported him that's. Not tax. Reform that's political Paola Murphy says he'll take his fight right to the president through the congressional delegation threw any and all legislative means and through the courts as well. In New Jersey Kelly.
"leslie linka" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"To. South of the Raritan toll plaza that adds up to about a six mile delay all due to volume looks, like people are trying to get their short time in today a westbound route forty sixty. Or fifth street palisade park a collision reported there and if you're working your way in at. The George Washington Bridge a lot better than it. Was this morning you've got traffic volume across the span and the eastbound cross Bronx. Is waiting for. You it's slow coming out under the apartments from continuing over to around third avenue or Webster avenue going up. The Degan boys at a parking lot we've been seeing a. Lot of traffic from one hundred thirty eight. Th street work your way up looks like a collision. Could be working there to Harlem river drive on the northbound side from the one forties you've got some traffic volume and looking. At the writing queens going up the van Wyk we have delays Heading on up into. The Grand Central. Boy we packed on the bell Parkway eastbound, actor JFK trying to get over there. Heading into laurel tin in valley stream area good luck with that it's going to take some time and a heads up you need to know this in Connecticut if you're traveling north going up on. This summer weekend up past Newhaven we do at that collision that close things are ninety, five northbound up around Guilford so it was, detouring all, the traffic our next. Traffic update less than ten minutes on WCBS left check out the weather with meteorologist Bill Deger the rest of, our Saturday shaping up to be sunny at nice while with high pressure control the weather. Just some patches of clouds in the mix a high of eighty partly cloudy tonight lows from. Sixty in the suburbs sixty six in midtown tomorrow. Partly sunny day a bit more humid to end the weekend high eighty three downright. Very warm and. Humid on Monday hazy sunshine a high of eighty nine to start the new work week and at seventy six. In this concert new Rochelle in Stamford at seventy two degrees, seventy three and partly cloudy for central park WCBS CBS news time ten fifty Bestselling thriller writer Karin slaughter is back with. Her new book pieces of her the plot revolves around a daughter, who discovers her mother's been hiding a big. Secret to the last thirty years she tells our pet fanatic why she chose to write about the sometimes. Tense relationship between mothers and daughters what made you? Take, up the, mother daughter dynamic well you know I had been, writing, for, a while about father daughter relationships and I realized I was. Doing it because they're really easy I'm one of three girls and my, dad thinks we're all perfect mother daughter relationships tend to be a little more fry a difficult and the line that I was really thinking about when I decided to do this is in. The first, part of the book, when Laura the mother in Andy, the daughter are having breakfast together and Andy thinks it's the truth universally understood that. Your mother can say to you, you're heroics Good and what you hear is your hair looked bad every day, until now And I think that's just like a typical mother daughter interaction action. You know there's always a sort of weird. Undertones Hollywood has discovered you now so it's been optioned by made up stories one of the producers on big little lies on HBO and the director who, signed on Leslie linka gladder has worked on NYPD. Blue and madman and homeland and, all all my. Favorite shows are the world the rider has worked in homeland and she's great so it's a great. Place to be right now where suddenly Hollywood very interested in telling women's stories do? You think, it's the ti- the times we find ourselves in a sea change you, know I think that people who create. Entertainment realize that superhero movies are great. But women wanna see female superheroes to they don't want to be be accessories and I think part of a generational shift to get here the. Full interviewed.
"leslie linka" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"His limo or car yet there is some circling going on, but it has some cuts and sometimes you pay the price in a big sort of mob scene that has choreography that's difficult to replicate. Exactly. And there's some circling going on of Leslie linka, Gladys camera, and within it you can see the photographer in jump cuts being in different places that it couldn't possibly be because it's suggestive of a continuous moment. But if you go and take a look, the photographer who's covering it, he has a couple of lines of dialogue is in one spot. And then as the camera moves to the left, he's now further right? Even though he was moving less right? There's some stuff that doesn't quite work out. And then also if they're very, very clear shot of that photographer, very aggressively chewing gum, which I thought was odd choice there on the actors part or the whole production. Dude, you're working at the way like take your gun out. Yeah. Save until after the job is done, put it by ear, like any civilized person. Let's talk about some of the other parts of the episode. Maybe some of the stuff that doesn't work as well or at least it didn't didn't work as well for measure. Let's start with the subplot about the doctor in Oregon. Yes. So the DA is prosecuting. This doctor, they start by going to talk to the attorney general to sort of set the matter straight. This is not something they're going to interfere with. The state has determined that it is legal there then therefore it is not, you know, the federal government's place to to interfere, and I had two feelings about this whole subplot. One is that I wish they actually dove into the issue a little bit more, but I do like what it actually is ultimately leading to which is a much more personal connection to it. This revelation that a high percentage of patients who are requesting doctor assisted suicide are people with MS. I thought that was really smart and sneaky way to get that very heavy. Questioned into this episode. But overall, I felt like this is the undercooked part like I didn't think they talked about the the real debate about it very well. And I wish I could have seen the struggle a little bit more about the guy. I feel like it happens mostly off camera and out of the story. Oh, he has thought about this. You know, these references to the syringe in the drawer. But again, it's also murky for me because I do love where it ultimately lands, which is like it's the reconciliation of the president. And the first lady I agree with your analysis. I wrote down that they, I was disappointed that they failed to dig in on what could be very interesting topic for most of the episode of feels as if the topic itself is framed in a way to allow us to observe these sort of political maneuvering and is the attorney general using this as sort of a launching pad for his own campaign for personal rather than dig into the ethics or the any of the finer points of the issue itself. And. I was surprised in a in a nice way when it took a personal turn with the president, and I thought that was that was unexpected for me and very effective, but I could have been more of an episode for better or worse, but I think it would have been a of had value. You know, you wouldn't describe this episode necessarily about the one about doctor assisted suicide, right? But it could have dug in and made that a significant and fascinating component of the episode in a way that it didn't quite land. Right? I think this could have been the ace story and instead I don't know what the story really is in this episode. Yeah, that's very well put. I was just wondering that as you as you posited that could've been it was what was it? And so I think there is a little it is it does feel to me like a lower stakes episode of, I've really enjoyed it. Did it felt like a an assemblage of BNC's Dory's with nothing really fighting its way forward to demand the mantle of. A story. Yeah, I think this is tough because the Christmas episodes are so strong and the a story of them is so clear..
"leslie linka" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"We're talking about episode nine from season five. It's called Abu ill. The not. This episode was written by Deborah Kahn. It was directed by Leslie linka gladder and it first aired on the third day of the twelfth month. In the year, two thousand and three of the communist era. This is lessened linka gladiators, second episode in quick succession. She directed episode seven, I think, as well. So not back to back, not back to back but close to it. Yeah, here's what's happening in this episode briefly. It's the Christmas tree lighting at the White House. The Bartlett daughters are supposed to be coming to the White House for dinner, a rare chance for us to see them altogether. Potentially the DA is prosecuting doctor in Oregon for assisting a patient with their death, which is legal in Oregon. This opens the door to a debate that Toby doesn't wanna have. So he tries to foisted off onto the VP via will Bailey. Doug who is Liz's husband the son-in-law he wants to run for congress, and he won't take no for an answer, not from Josh and not really from anyone. Twelve NGO workers in Sudan, are arrested for proselytizing and the administration wades into defend all of them on what seems to be false charges. But then it turns out that two of the twelve workers really were. Evangelists undercover who were proselytizing there. It is. It must be tough to step into Christmas episode, especially in the non Zorkin era that must feel daunting as a writer. Yeah, for Debra, Kahn, especially after the run of, you know, traditional run of Emmys for Christmas episodes. Right? Yeah, that's a high level assignment. Yeah. How did you think she quitted herself? I thought this episode was a little bit like not great Christmas Turkey, like a little undercooked and a little overstuffed. Interesting. I wondered I enjoyed this episode. I didn't find it. Yeah, I don't think it's going to crack a lot of top ten lists, but I liked the maybe I should do tribute to Deborah. I was going to say wells in inclination to go a little more personal. I liked that we got a rare and I felt earned closer look at the Bartlett, family and its inner workings. I will say that was my favorite part of the whole episode by far my favorite part that ran throughout the entire episode was the ever changing. Roster of who's actually seated at the dinner table. That part felt like a nice play. You know, like a set where you could just imagine people coming and going and constantly and you're, you get a rotating set of partners. We never actually get everyone at that table. Yeah, it's funny that you mentioned that you liken it to theater because when we did finally get to the family dinner such as it is, and we don't really ever see the full family as symbols people coming in and out and leaving and have other errands in the president gets called out. I liked it very much. I thought it was sort of nicely modulated family tension. I thought Deborah cons writing was excellent there, and I thought to myself, I'd love to see her write a play about a family. It's also possibly because I just saw my dear friend and Sorkin actor, Josh, Charles in straight white men, which is a family play by young Jean Lee. The first Asian American woman to have a Broadway. Play produced, and it is a family drama set around Christmas time. And I loved it, and Josh is terrific and so great plain to get a chance go see it. I think it's just about, I know it's a just about to open in fact. I think it opens tomorrow. I saw it in previews, and there was just a little similar texture to the Bartlett family, and we got a little glimpse of it. And I wanted more, which I think is generally indicative of good writing and performing directing. If it leaves you wanting a little bit more. I was thinking that you would be especially well primed for this episode to for the friction of this episode..
"leslie linka" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Of the west wing is called disasterrelief the tele plays by alexa young story by alexa and lauren schmidt now lawrence schmidt historic and today we're joined by two special guests that's right alexi young and lauren schmidt historic yes this episode was directed by leslie linka glider and it first aired on november fifth in the year two thousand and three thank you so much for joining us both of you for having us this is the time when i usually do a synopsis of the episode but for the synopsis i'm gonna turn to leo because he sums it up pretty well i've got a tax cut tacked onto an appropriations bill to bronze age civilizations threatening to blow each other up over some goats ally that's going to be in the lobby leafing through dogeared copies of congressional quarterly while the president is singing by the president has seen combat because he's in oklahoma tending to people who have been struck by tornado at least seventeen people have died already let's start away from the episode actually alexa can you tell us how you got the job as a writer on the west wing origins during i think than initially that john reached out to me actually and he wasn't sure whether he wanted to put me on west wing or er and so i think that's the initial way that it happened but actually aaron had reached out to me that the earliest stages of the show when it first happened and i didn't end up going on but then when john reached out to me later i i went to aaron and said are you cool if i do this and he was lovely so i was really happy to i mean it was already an extraordinary show and you know knew what it was and was you know inspiring in every direction and offered really great new challenges for me personally and lauren you had been there already i think when i joined yes i was i like the ripe old age of twenty four or something at that point but i had been there the whole time so and it looks like were you hoping west wing or ear to win the coin flip or lose it oh that's that's a dirty question i'm a tough investigative journalist alexis that i was extremely happy to be on the west wing an answer how did the experience of being in the in the writer's room if you remember around the time when the script was being written how did it compare it to your many years on friends well it was very different than when people ask me about how i run shows i always talk about the fact that i learned some really amazing ways to do it on friends but then when i was with john and seeing how he managed you know west wing in his other shows i was able to kind of take the best of both possible worlds but we were in the room a lot less at west wing and which i think was a lovely treat for me after eighteen hours a day in the friends room and i love the way that lauren and i got to collaborate and work and sort of it was very there's a lot of wonderful sort of fraternity kind of walking around everybody's offices and you know sharing information and being able to talk to people about what you were working on or something that wasn't working could you shed some light on how you to ended up working together on the story for this episode did you get paired up randomly does everybody look around and when.
"leslie linka" Discussed on Off Camera with Sam Jones
"The creative team behind the series consists of any studios weinstein television oscar nominee william breughels and david boil the military special operations veteran in addition the first two episodes of six are directed by academy award emmy nominated and digi a awardwinning leslie linka glad her of homeland and ray donovan fame so check out six the new scripted drama series inspired by seal team six members on history the show that the los angeles times says paxson action focused punch and that the san jose mercury news calls turbocharged again you can watch it from your couch the big baggage chips you don't have to go into water you don't have to hold your breath so check that out and just a friendly reminder to watch all of those shows after you finish listening to and watching the latest offcamera episode of course now let's get on the show hearing you talk about your parents being so opposite and you finally out your bid on the spectrum and not main guy contact and and and then here in the door right anything down it's almost like ryan men well there's it's like two opposite questions i'm one where did you ever get the confidence to think you could be a comedian and number two was there anything else you could be well the question that i don't think there's anything else i could be successfully think definitely not work that anything involved a computer or desk gird or real rob right yeah are the wire i found out i could do it was okay so i did i didn't uh.