31 Burst results for "Orson Welles"
Mallory Millet Saw the Human Side of Marlon Brando
"Have so many stories you so you were friends. Good friends with marlon brando Who grew grew to be the size of a house at the end. I mean it's the kind of an amazing thing orson welles. Dan ackroyd There's people that they just blow up beyond reckoning. You keep you try to imagine. Excuse me what what's going on over there. You knew him when he was thin. He was glamorous beautiful beautiful human being. I mean beautiful physically physically and as an actor. Sometimes i always wonder. What's the big deal about certain people and then you see something. When he was in. I guess was julius caesar when he when he does the romans conference room. It's gonna when. I saw that. I thought to myself now i get it. You just thought to myself. I never really had seen whatever that was the sukhois about him. I mean everybody knows. He's a great actor but we were you finally see like oh my goodness there's he's a genius But you saw the human side of him so in the late sixties. He's calling you up. You said during the break that you talked him out of suicide. Marie would call me and she'd be she say i'm up in san francisco right now and It would be midnight or something. I'm up in san francisco right now and marlins home alone and he's going to kill himself and you've got to get over there right now and i'd go murray is midnight is marlin. He's you know please mallory. You've got to go there now. You've got to get in your car and get up there right this minute
An Event That Struck Terror Into Portland Oregon Residents
"Over eighty years ago. Today people across america woke up to discover that the night before they had been the victim of a theatrical radio presentation. the date was october thirtieth. Nineteen thirty eight. The radio show was orson welles mercury on the air version of h. g. wells war of the worlds nineteen thirty. Eight war was brewing. As germany invaded austria japan was strongly aligned with the invader prior to world war two. It was forecast. That britain would suffer night air bombing attacks causing large numbers of civilian casualties and mass destruction. It was widely agreed that navigation targeting would be more difficult if manmade lights on the ground could be extinguished as early as july nineteen thirty eight. American citizens were urged to practice lights out beginning at dusk it would not be called blackout drills until nineteen thirty nine. Fear across the country as rumor spread about coming to the aid of our british allies. Should war break out that the sounds of war that came over the radio that october thirtieth nineteen thirty eight were not from europe but from mars. This was a live broadcast across america five. Pm in the west which would have made it eight pm eastern time meant. There was no time to warn the west about what was to come a wave of hysteria that swept across the united states at night before halloween as a realistic radio. Dramatization reached all the way to portland oregon. Two thousand five hundred miles from the scene. The fictional invasion the telephone switchboard of the oregonian newspaper was swamped by hundreds of excited calls. People rushed into the business offices of the newspaper demanding information. Hundreds of calls were made to the portland police wanting to know what protection the city offer. And what place might be safe in the event that wholesale destruction spread to the pacific coast.
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"I sure for sure. But i think there's something really wonderful about just going there. With body fears rate with sort of our own anxieties about embodiment. And just going like okay. Let's really like crack. Open the chest of fears right and like look straight into them and go okay. What if you were sort of like. Oh my god any of those characters for war hammer like okay. What if you did do this wild diet and also this diet from forty years ago was so wild. Who's to say that the one that you're being talked to a lot about now is also pretty wild rate like there's something about it that just sort of like Takes all the pressure Out of those conversations and just kind of skewers the little bit in a really lovely joyful to me. And i'm so glad that you have that at war hammer to sell what he was looking for like. I started playing it because my wife is british and so she grew up kind of familiar with their whole vibe and then like eight months into quarantine where like were hammer. You know. let's go on ebay and of pre painted figurines for people looking to downsize and then get ahead of the game. I'll tell you what that was your eight months into quarantine my eight months into quarantine was i found a copy of richard simmons deal emile game on ebay. Oh buddy i went down some paths and went down some paths. We might have to say for future episode because obviously the next time you come on the show. It's going to be all were hammer. We're only going to answer questions from war. Hammer players Questions about like mike. Electing to any he'd points from is lana army. And that's all we're going to talk. We'll do that. And just a bunch of clips from billy crystal show great. Yeah it's just going to be like a reunion of. Setv very much looking forward to this. I will hold you to it Thank you immensely. This was so much fun And i hope that you also enjoyed it and if you didn't you know let me know and i will try to change the format again. 'cause we're we're starting over from the beginning so aubrey just thank you so so much you were a delight in your eyeliner looked so good. I wish that our listeners could see it but thank you. You should also listeners. That this whole conversation. I've been wearing a hat. It's really great. You look like someone who's about to say. I hacked into the mainframe luke i might. Yeah it's like a little bit of that. look. I'm very entry. New casual air to the show. So i thought i'll put on a hat. I like it interesting. Extra cash will because it says hawaii on it. Yeah it's backwards when you that. I got at the airport a few years ago hawaii on it. We've got some boy if you hit sold mallory or berg of the toast in two thousand fifteen. Hey six years from now you're going to be like a cool fat guy living in brooklyn talking about war hammer with a wife and a girlfriend. How do you feel about that. She would have run for the hills shooting fascinated. That guy. are you kidding. Egg was about like work appropriate. Spanks in like not looking foolish. God i his enjoy that. Just like oh. She would across the street to avoid me. Wait till she finds out. I don't talk to my family anymore. Will say that this is there are layers to get through kid. Have i got news for you all right. Thank you so so much. We've had so many injuries some big some little I'm so grateful to you. Have a fabulous rest of your day back. Catchy you too..
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"They're super into jack black and they're not and i don't like it and it feels token icing and i was like. Why does it feel tokenism to you. And why do you not believe it like jack. Black similarly like unbelievably hot as a human being like unbelievably hot And like it was just a really fascinating moment. Like oh my gosh. This person sort of attitudes around fatness and fat people were so sort of eroded that they couldn't like actually trust when someone was just saying like i'm like really attractive to the satbir so it's great. Yeah and feels like there's like a little bit of that with orson welles to I i sure do wish we could get to the place of normalizing talking about how hot certain fat people are because boy oh boy worsened wells top of that list for sure. Yeah i mean. I really appreciate that point of of your friend because i think it was not unlike reading that piece about a you know. Diet coach. the anti diet culture came too late for me since like shear scher. We all know what we're supposed to think and feel but we don't really mean it right like in the back of our heads. We all secretly think mount really. This is bad. I should be on a diet. I'm just not allowed to say it anymore. I think when you're in that mindset the idea that other people don't just feels like i don't really. I can't believe that can't be true because if that's true and it could be. This is gonna sound goofy. It puts me in mind of the end of whatever happened to baby. Jane you know right right before the and she has that moment of all this time we could have been friends and just that like that cut punch. It's both really funny after all they've done to each other and really devastating of just like. Are you telling me there could have been a version of this movie where we didn't keep trying to run each other over with cars and killing each other's birds And just that sensitive like are you telling me like there's actually a version of the world. Where like something besides like. Pity fucking as possible because if so i have kept myself out that gate for so long. The idea of all the things that i might have missed out on feels like it end. Some conception of myself that calico of and it's really hard and scary to believe like yes and people so people not only meet at some people actually do like some people actually have had sex with orson welles and jack black and I hope it was a lot of people in both cases and they had a great time totally. I mean i'll say the other thing on the is it wermer. Is that the name of the game as war own. Wake up so this is like a joy in my life. I feel like i need to look up all of these characters and be totally delighted. I will send you anything. You want anything you want. Yes yes yes. I will say. You're sort of relationship with war hammer to me. Sounds a little bit like my relationship with like. I have a collection of old diet. Books just troll through antique stores and thrift shops and wherever i can find them including titles such as help lord the devil wants me fatten and though preconception gender diet and the cover is genuinely like diet a. equals girl diet b. equals boy. She's like if it was that easy right. Sorry they are so fascinating to me. I think often when i tell people about them. I get very sort of blank. About like what i don't understand. That must be self harm right right. Oh another one ed. Mcmahon has a diet book called slimming. Down to your episode of ed mcbain. How dare you suggest i listen to. Every episode of maintenance pod is telling you like just to have a couple of sanca and a glass of tab and enjoy yourself some. Ed mcmahon diet. I mean the thing that is really lovely and sort of funny and healing about them to me is that they just take the air out of the titans of like so many of the diets that are sort of commonplace. Now raya that you can sort of. Look at ed mcmahon's diet or i prayed myself slim or diet crime and delinquency or whatever the. Oh yeah. oh i'm gonna send you a picture. Easier criminals sloping forehead so the cover of diet crime and delinquency. I wish i had it on my desk. Right now is someone who very genuinely looks like an extra member of the strokes just like leaning over a table full of donuts stabbing a switchblade into one of the of like the most nonsensical wonderful thing ever and it's totally just like it. Seems like criminals. Eat these foods and all the quote unquote criminal foods are just like. Oh so the foods that poor people. The cheap foods are the ones that it's like a music video for billy joel's uptown girl just like who does truly joel. That like a danger is guy is like doughnuts and switchblades. And.
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"A lot of this is very like predictable like spent those last year. You know spending a lot of time like with my body inside of my home And you know with all of that can entail And two of the things that i think we're some of the most surprising sources of like genuine affirmation enjoy when it comes to like in the condition of flashy nece. That wasn't just about like well. Now it's my job is like a queer person or a feminist. Love my body. So i got to add that to the list of shit. I don't wanna do Like drink your water. Love your body like god. That sounds like deeply unsexy and unfunny on also like something that i've never really gonna actually do never like. I'm never going to get to a point. Where i'm actually drinking eight glasses of water every day like clockwork. I'm never going to actually get to a static point of just like i always loved my body all the time. It's the first thing that i do when i get up in the morning. The last thing. I do before i go to bed rally. It's just way more of a moving target than that. But seeking like joy appreciation for the pleasure freedom. Those i think are all things that i can sign off on quite easily and i think our What often people try to mean or or do mean when they say love your body and so those are all things they can get the thing. I think actually this last year that had really struck me. I don't remember now who it was. But there was some sort of op. Ed in the new york times that was like i never saw this wave of like criticizing diet culture or body positivity or fat acceptance coming and. I feel like it's too late for me. It was very barney's Video on themselves when he's like don't cry for me. I'm already dead like it was just like it is too late for me. I will always be mentally on a diet. I'm enough of a feminist to know not to tell other people about it or make a big stink about it. But i'm always in the back of my head counting calories and planning to lose weight and that's just how it is in like good thing. The next generations not going to be like this. But i'm done for. It was by somebody in their like late thirties early forties and i remember just feeling this like like scrooge looking at marley just like oh that can't be the rest of my life like what you know and i say this with like a lot of. I felt grateful to that that author for their honesty and candor Mean suggest like your life seems like a pit to me so much as just like that has been on some level of mental bargain. I have often made with myself And just the sense like. Oh that's never going to bring joy happiness freedom pleasure or anything that i want like that when someone puts it that way and i think about all the years lying ahead me. That just sounds grim. I can't do that. i can't live like that. And so if i let go of the idea that You know just managing these things a little bit better is going to discipline me into joy. i've gotta find something else. So many other things started watching a lot of wool. Orson welles videos answered playing a lot of war hammer age of sigmar specifically with maggot kin of nergal and he is the silliest game of all time you create a lot of very ridiculous miniatures which have outrageous back stories and it's all like oh the other guys you thought they were chaotic. These guys are even worse like those guys just drank blood. These guys swim in it like each one is just like these guys. They like batstone earlier than the laos. Total mega can of nergal is just like a combination of the death. Figure in like death and the maiden and falstaff. so it's just slag i'm the living catering embodiment of pus and glee. And my belly has been split open and i love it and i wear a crop top and all my guts tumble for me and i pipe on my own brains League is I just like to really thank you for reading out my bio correctly. This time i can't. That's yes correct. I was like i was really struck. 'cause there's so many different types of things you can play us magazine of nergal. Bring me grandfather nergal. Bring me his blessings. Lame rain pewtrusts down on me. I was just delighted by it. I found it so joyful and delightful. I have I i want to show you all my different. The glut kin. I have the great unclean one. i have Or titular slime mixes coming third. Just they're just like terrifying caricatures of various fears about embodiment. And now she's like. I love them. They love me. Yeah yeah and. I was really surprised that that was one entry point for me. That felt again. Not like ha ha. This is funny. Like now i'm being self deprecating folk genuinely like what a relationship to embodiment that i could really get behind That is perverse and gleeful and catering and Delightful and then the other one was orson welles who's just insanely hot An incredibly hot man. And specifically the john candy impression of orson welles he used to do on the old billy crystal talk show which. I don't know if you knew that. Billy crystal used to have just a tv show in the eighties. But he did. Oh my god so. I knew that he had a tv show. I did not realize that john candy was on doing impressions. Like whoa. what a magical. Not a talk. Show like a comedy like variety show. But i i will send you the links later and i will include them in the sort liner notes for the show Doesn't get the voice down. Like perfectly have to say i think maurice lamarche does the best orson voice Because i've started to cultivate my like orson guys as you might imagine. Yeah that's right but he just comes out and he's got the glare. He's got the horse glare. Just like i've been doing this since i was twelve. Why are you all amateurs like let's do this. And he just comes out and he's like come on come on close up. Where's my camera. And then somebody says like very quietly upstaged like we need you on your mark. And he just says son. I'm always on my mark and chace that kind of a so. I've been thinking a lot about lately. Orson welles playing. Putt putt golf lately. And he brought me to tears just like his combination of like charisma. Gravitas fleshing delicacy. Grace false staffy and pleasure in and drink is just like a love this guy and he so attractive to me and i wish he was alive so i could be like the weird creepy. Trans guy interviewer. Who's like i. I love you. Can i kiss you. And i don't know what you are. Clearly we alone. But that's like the relationship. I imagine myself having to him. No i totally hear you. I mean i feel like so unlike. Both of these counts I'll start with orson welles and say i recently had an argument with a good friend who was like people always say..
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"At any rate we have wandered far enough from the field of The topic so we're going to go back into our last letter And i'm very excited for you to get to read it because you talked about how much you're ready. It's a big one. This is a big one The subject is picky eater. My partner ron of nearly twenty five years as an extremely picky eater the only food he says he likes our cheddar cheese peas white bread corn pretzels chocolate cake so chicken lemon drops and mashed potatoes. I knew about this in the beginning and didn't care at all because people like what they like. And i didn't want to pressure him into eating things. He hated a month or so. After we began dating he suffered a health crisis and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. He told me that he'd always thought people just wanted to trick him into eating vegetables. Because they don't have any impact on your health. I was shocked that this health scare had no effect on him and tried to cook vegetables in a way that he might find appealing. His taste did eventually expand and he began eating more vegetables and other kinds of food. Then through a series of bad luck. I myself became really sick. I was often bed bound and couldn't cook for him as much. He begins going back to his old eating habits despite there being easy to follow recipes that i've got around the house. He's gone back to drinking soda. Like it's the cure for boredom. His health is suffering again and my health is the worst it has ever been. I'm not sure what to do. If i don't take care of ron. He gets worse. How can i help ron without hurting myself. I really do love him so much. And i want to help him. I'm hoping there's some strategy that i have overlooked. This is the one thing that we consistently argue about. He's on three different blood pressure meds now and it is likely result of his picky eating. We've discussed therapy a few times. But he always says there are no therapists in the area. I have looked in. There are several that. Take our insurance. I've offered to go with him. I don't want him to feel alone or unsupported. I'm running out of ideas. This one so i was last one full body tension this one just like every muscle in my body feel so sad. Feel real sad about this one wall. Where do you wanna start on this one. I will say. I want to start from just an acknowledgement to the letter writer. That sounds like really hard and tricky situation and feels very very human To care deeply about the health and you know life span of someone who you've sort of built your life west Especially around known health issue rate and knowing that they may be doing things that exacerbate that health issue super troubling. I would also feel concerned. And that's also extra nervous making that those happening while your own health is failing Or is sort of in choppy waters. The place that i want to start is on the last sort of little chunk about like we checked therapists. And you don't wanna go that feels like Where this letter writer gets closest to my own read on the situation just based on the content of the letter. Which is i sort of want to offer a gentle reframe here. Which is the will often talk about quote unquote picky eating. That is Sort of something that we say when we think of folks sort of attitudes and behaviour around food as being sort of a behavioral issue Someone who's like being kind of difficult and they're not willing to do the thing that they know they need to do right at sets up this kind of like push me pull you kind of dynamic about you. Don't want to eat this but that's just because you're unreasonable. And i want you to eat this again. I don't get that tone from this letter but it is like often the sort of like talking about picky eating amongst eating disorder researchers and clinicians. There is a very quickly growing conversation about an eating disorder. Called are fed avoidance restrictive food intake disorder So there is this sort of Push now to reinterpret many cases not all cases but many cases of quote unquote picky eating as like an extreme of widens of particular foods and profound fear around those foods. So you know the letter writer will be able to decide to a certain extent and ron will be able to decide ultimately whether or not that feels like a fit for what's happening here But it does feel like worth thinking about this more in terms of like a mental health issue potentially than a sort of like willful this or refusal to do what he needs to do. And that the because again that will set you up for these kind of adversarial conversations rate. If that's the sort of frame that you bring into it again. I don't necessarily get that Tone from this letter. But i do think that that sort of like framing around picky eating in this case really misses the mark. Yeah i think that's really useful. I and this may very well. Just be my own bias year. I often inclined to think when someone writes to me about a picky eater that there's either something that they feel really intensely that they need to avoid That it's not. I'm less inclined to see i can certainly see the ways in which it can become difficult and frustrating as a roommate or a partner And i don't want to discount that but it seems likely to me in many of these cases that it's like there's something going on that like what feels pretty straightforward or easy for. Many people is either whether it's to do with texture with sensation with just sensory processing in general fear of vomiting fear of choking. What have you like. There's something big often happening. Possibly on a level. That's not even conscious and because it so often gets framed as behavioral. I think people often cultivated number of defense mechanisms around it that have to do with like shame and frustration. So i kind of took that line of like i always assumed people were trying to trick me because i i don't think vegetables are actually good for you do to me. I felt slightly like. That's one of his defensive lines. I could be wrong. The air it could very well be that he. He was genuinely under the mistaken impression. That took fairly conclusive evidence that eating some vegetables. Pretty good for pretty much everybody and more to do with. Just the sense of this is something that people have always kind of been on my case about. And they've always maybe tried to sneak these things into my food in such a way that feel really like like people are just kind of arbitrarily coming after me and i don't see any of that by the way. Let to say that you're responsible for that or you doing that. Just that was my read here so then the question is like what do you do. You're sick you're exhausted. You don't know what to do. I think you're right letter writer to not try to manage your husband's meals on a daily basis. You just can't. I get that part. That feels really scary. Because feel like well when i don't do.
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
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"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"And i think my last thought here is. I don't want to dismiss the importance of the letter. Writers clear emotional investment in her husband. Like she's heartbroken because she feels disconnected from him. She goes like he doesn't care for her the same way that she cares for him. That makes a lot of sense. And i don't say any of the following. Because i think you should just stop caring but this letter is full of what if he do today. What is he doing right now. what has he been up to and you don't say letter writer much about. What was the job that you gave up. What jobs might you like to try to have. Now what dreams might you wanna pursue now. Because i think if your goal is i want to get him to sufficiently appreciate the sacrifices. I've made for him such that they feel worth it. I don't know that you could ever extract that from another person even if frankly he. He was incredibly grateful and appreciative I'm not sure that he could offer you. Sort of like emotional connection. That would make those things feel like the right decisions but you can start thinking about what i like to do now. What jobs might i want to go. Apply for now and say that knowing if you've been out of the job market for eighteen years and we're still in the middle of a pandemic i don't mean to suggest like and you'll just be able to get a great job by calling somebody and showing up. But what are some other dreams like. What are things that you can pursue while you have these conversations with him but that don't require his Permission or even necessarily participation so that you have something that you are doing that is not just. Why won't he notice me i. I think you should tell him what you want him to notice Because i think if you wait for him to pick up on it you will never get what you want and you cannot go back and undo the choices that you made eighteen years ago but you can start thinking about like. What would i like to do today. That is not about supporting history. Have given him that support for eighteen years and he still doesn't feel like he's there you know i'm gonna let him handle that. He just got a promotion. He's at least fulfilling some dreams right. But what is my dream for today. What is my dream for next week. What are some things that i would like to do. That can do even if we're in the middle of a difficult conversation even if we're not on the same page that i don't need his buy in in order to start pursuing. Yeah i mean it also feels like telling that it is an eighteen year gap rate that this has been happening for him like ooh when parents have kids. That's often as long as folks sort of envision. Having a child living in their home rate in sort of the culture that we're in and I don't think it's unreasonable. To start at that point building toward a life that you're really excited about and you know sort thinking through the ways in which you wanna continue to show up for someone that you love but you want to prioritize your own sort of life and future and wants and all of that kind of stuff. Yeah and that's hard to do. It's especially hard when you have spent eighteen years not having that conversation and they really do letter writer understand that pain and isolation that you're feeling and that's real not serious But you do have to name it and you do have to speak up about it. And i really don't think that his manager is the reason that you feel disconnected from him. I think the problem is within your marriage. Not outside.
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"I don't actually see that as being out of bounds at all yeah And it does feel like a particularly sort of st relationship coded question here which is like because those co workers are women they feel more of a threat and at the manager right like Specifically if you're managers celebrating your promotion. That's really customary. That's really appropriate. That's really fine. There might be industries. Where champagne would be a little extravagant but nothing about what. The letter writer described in terms of a manager celebrating some who is a direct report. Getting a promotion sounded ohio. That's off and so that line of like why would he hide it. If there wasn't something awful going on to me sounds like again for other. What sounds like good reasons. Which is the sense of sacrificed a lot and my husband still just wants to follow his career and kind of not pause and think about mine. There's that fear of these like especially female colleagues female managers. But i think the reason that he's hiding this from you is because it sounds like when he has gone out to lunch with a woman colleague or a woman supervisor. You really upset in a way that i think is just unwarranted. And so i think the reason he's hiding them from a you is because you say things like this is broken my heart. He must not really love me. And i think that's coming from something else. I really do. Think it's coming from the whole. I gave up my dreams for him. Yeah i will also say like just in the interest of making the implicit explicit right. There is no way for you to know. There's no way for us to know what's happening between your husband. And his co workers at work every day the only way to find that out for sure is either for him to tell you in a way that you believe in that lands for you which seems pretty clear that that's not actually happening right now and or to go into like extreme boundary crossing territory and like what i would love to bag of this letter. Writer is not to be that guy. Don't be the guy who starts going through stuff. Don't be the guy who starts talking to his friends. Don't be the guy who starts sort of like digging around and being a little bit of a private investigator in your relationship like That way lies heartache. It's not going to be good for anybody. Yeah i think especially the part. That struck out for me was I wanted to test to see if he would tell me about it himself and part of the reason. I think that really hit home as i've certainly done that in relationships in my own life. It doesn't work when somebody doesn't know that they're being tested. They don't know what they're being tested about. They don't pass ever Because there is a secret test that only you know the parameters of so it can feel. Perhaps as you're doing it like this is how i will find out through you know the objectivity of anonymity and secrecy. What my partner really thinks of me. it is in fact. I think a strategy designed to hurt your feelings and to corroborate a fear that you have which is that. Your partner doesn't really love or value. You so i think whenever you give someone a test that they don't know about you are going to get the answer you're looking for. Which is you. don't really love me. So i don't think that is a good strategy. I say that knowing full well. There were times in my twenties. When i was like. You know it's going to be a great way to make this relationship. Work is never directly. Talk about what. I want or need and set a secret task before you as if like i am gideon in the book of judges and like if you would only like sodden with do this sheep's fleece while i sleep i will know that you are with me as i go to fight a wanna say the moa bites it was maybe media nights. One of the two is so bad. It's so bad for the conversation that you need to have with your husband. I think is. I'm unhappy that i haven't worked in eighteen years and i've given up on some dreams and i wanna change that not. You didn't tell me you had lunch with your manager. Yeah i mean. I think that feels like the straightest forward way to get at it if you feel like i mean i do feel like there. Is this undercurrent throughout of like. It really seems to come through to me in this letter. That like there are a lot of things that maybe are not working in this relationship rate It seems really clear that the letter is really frustrated at having made so many sacrifices. It's really clear that the letters husband feels really frustrated. At having to answer for things that are to his mind like inconsequential rate Were unavoidable right. Like what are you gonna do say to your manager. We can't go to lunch. Don't congratulate me on my promotion. My wife things. There's something inherently sexual about that. I mean that would make him look rightly at work. You're not say such a thing. Yeah that's right. I mean it also just feels like you know the letter writer. Insert some like way big feelings into this letter. Like the card is more precious than the writer's life or the husband doesn't care about their happiness and so on and so forth right like that all feels like to me like a clear indication of a relationship that needs some pretty urgent attention and kind of decision making. Maybe the other way that i would say in to like. i'm unhappy. How do we change this. Which feels like a very valid and grounded conversation. I mean if you feel like there's more going on there then it seems like a series of pretty structured conversations about like. How do y'all communicate with each other like what's feeling good and what's feeling bad right like doing some assessment of like what's the state of the union at the moment is right and what is it gonna take for both of you to feel not just like you've addressed this sort of challenge but like you're really happy and all in and i would say in in my experience. Different people have different experiences with therapy minus Therapy can be a really good way to have some built in structure and sort of a third party mediator Help you work through some stuff. So that also feels like another option to consider if it feels right for you.
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"And so i've chosen are few questions for today. Often around ideas about wholeness gorging restriction expressing concern for other people's relationship to anything from food to the general idea of mental health and and i think one of the things that i'm really interested to consider as we go through these is this idea of both ways in which that sort of messaging is not the Most like peaceful relationship to food one can imagine and also the ways that expressing concern about somebody's relationship to health and especially food can be in. Its own way rather unhealthy rather forceful and rather unending like it can be itself sort of binge like to express concern to you every time that you eat for the next ten years which to me feels a little bit like some kind of bingeing but often doesn't get discussed as a sort of binging habit so totally and also i think there are ways in which we get so caught up in what we think our feelings about other people that we don't often stop to reflect on our own behavior and i think we'll have some opportunities to ask people to stop and reflect on their own behavior to he goes. Oh hard i never wanna do it. I i know easily get caught up in like hang on this conversation's going to solve it. I know we've had this ninety times before but ninety one is the charm. This strategy is working totally. I mean. I think that's the other thing that like comes up in this sort of stuff about concern and i imagine we'll come up in our questions. Today is just that we get so hung up on strategies that we think will change another person and boy. Oh boy that's a real mixed bag you region. There might come out with some great candy and it might work great and often you will come out with like a handful of rusty nails or something like really rough. Yeah it can be helpful to apply. The message of that old youtube channel will lend. And if you've had this conversation ninety times it might not blend time to put something else in that blender but on that note would you please read our first letter absolutely so the subject line of this one is unsure about my relationship with my husband. I've been married for eighteen years. But i've sacrificed a lot my job my dreams to fulfill my husband's professional dreams. It's been eighteen years and he still feels his career. Goals are not fulfilled yet. I have also found him hiding his lunches with his female managers. Recently i found a card from his female manager with very long message congratulating him on his promotion she also gave him champagne and chocolates and took him out to a celebratory lunch anyways. I found this card but wanted to test if he would tell me about it himself in his presence. I tried to open his bag to take his lunchbox out and he jumped and started blaming me. He said nagged him about not taking his lunch box out and he will take it out. He clearly didn't want me to find out about the card then. I left the room still hoping that he would tell me about the card himself but he removed the card from the bag and hit later that night. I asked him if he was hiding something from me. He swore on life and said that he was not at this point. My heart just broke because he clearly thought that the card is more precious than my life later on confronting him that i actually saw the card. He then told me that he hit it because he thought i would be angry. If there's nothing sinister going on behind my back why would i get angry. He's hidden three other things like this over the years where i found out about lunches with his female managers. But this time i am totally heartbroken. I don't even think he feels guilty for doing that. Or breaking my heart repeatedly. I sacrificed so much for him. And i cannot even get a bit of honesty from him. I also feel that he doesn't even care about my happiness. Whenever my friends come over for dinner he sleeps on the couch in front of them recently. Went to my friend's house for dinner and he slept at their house. Two i find it very embarrassing. Please help me to understand. If what i feel is right or wrong as i have been sad and crying over so many days and he is just busy preparing his work slides going out for coffee and lunches and building his career. This one was tough because it felt like such a case to me of wrong about this battle but right about the sort of bigger war or like the bigger question and so. I want to try to find a way to a really think. The letter writer is pretty far off on her assessment of this situation. But the key thing here is for eighteen years. I've sacrificed not only my job but just like unspecified numbers of dreams in order to fully support his career. And that makes me miserable. And that's huge. That's so significant and so important to think through but these specific things. I think the letter writers just way off base on yeah. I had a similar response. Which is like. They're sort of two things going on here right. One is the stuff about the card and the co worker that pretty narrow kind of band of storytelling. And then there's a much bigger set of patterns here that are totally causes for concern to me. I mean i'll say on the card and co worker stuff. I have definitely been the co worker. Who has given people very flowery cards talking about how much i appreciate working with them. I've totally brought people flowers at work. I've totally route people bottles of booze. If they're concurred straight like all of that kind of stuff..
'Citizen Kane' Has Faced a Rotten Day
"It a classic Baby sees Jason Nathan's and says it's no longer one of the best reviewed Mr Kane was a man who got everything he wanted and then lost it. Citizen game, losing its 100% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes and old review from the Chicago Tribune in 1940 one's then unearth in which the reviewer was done. Pressed with Orson Welles Masterpiece headline boldly proclaims the movie fails to impress critic is greatest ever filmed. So Citizen Kane goes from over 100 straight positive reviews to just 99% positive on rotten tomatoes films now above Citizen Kane with 100% include the Terminator Toy story Happy on Paddington to Jason Evans. An ABC News only way this is
Is Zach Snyder's 'Justice League' a Good Movie?
"The very controversial for so many reasons for content reasons for formatting reasons i saw so many memes about the fact that it was reformatted. Four three zack zack. Snyder's justice league has officially dropped. We say dropped on the internet right. It's not like premiering a movie theater. It's just dropping on on. Streamers is fishy dropped on hbo. Max there's a complicated back story where zacks under had to leave mid production because of a family tragedy which is very sad judd app not try that patel just we took over just we apparently was a total asshole and there were all sorts of lawsuits. About what a dickey was and then you know. The film by many fans was not felt to reflects what zach snyder intended and there was long discussion of a zacks undercut image. Peo- max put in seventy million dollars to shoot a whole bunch more footage to make the zack snyder. Cut of justice league. Come out for years later. This is an interesting story because it is different. From a lot of directors cut stories. A lot of directors cut stories are ten years later. I'm grateful the studio give me access to the archive to rescan the negative and re-cut it is very rare in fact i can't think of an example where someone's like four years later. I got an extra seventy five million dollars to shoot additional footage to make an alternate movie like it is. Is there another example. That are missing where somebody got that. I don't know but what i do know. Is that in the history of film. There have been many many many directors cuts and extended editions and versions. That were revisited. We've talked about some of them here before. And most of our audience familiar with many of them It is not unheard of obviously for there to be something that prevents the original vision to be completed by the person who had it. And obviously there are many instances where somebody could go back and try and piece things together. Only orson welles. A number of times We even talked to. I talked to walter merch about going back in and recruiting and working on touch of evil. There are the magnificent emerson's with him as well. I think he's one of the early versions. Were early famous versions but bladerunner famously for anybody mir charles age And so much inbetween. It's such a common story but this one does stand apart because yeah he was given basically a massive feature film budget to make more of it his version of it and it is an interesting thing like will this happen more often. Will we get criminal. And saying actually i want to shoot a whole different ending too dark dark knight rises fifteen years later. Because i've rethought it. And i wanna go into a very complicated sort of relationship between the artists and the work when you remove the theatrical premiere and when you open up the idea of shooting original additional footage it is a it's vastly different so Full disclosure wasn't able to finish it have a two year olds. Get very sleepy very easily. Don't have four hours with two year. Old where i can watch the whole thing but universally in my social media of the people in my life everyone i know seems to have really enjoyed the new cup more than the last cut. I do not understand why people hate on sex neither so much. I genuinely enjoyed his dawn of the dead. I thought it was solid. I also am a like. I wanted to get into movies. Originally to make watchmen. When i was nice school. I don't hate his watchman. Cut like everyone else does. I don't understand whether so mad about it. I think people to hate sex. Neither for some reason that does not make sense to me. I'll also disclosed and then michelle. I know michelle is actually watched both right but so i have watched the new one. I watched the snyder cut. I did it. I made it through. Well di i not a big comic book movie fan. In general i have seen many of them though. And i did not see the original justice league so i had to do some research on what changed which was really interesting to me. I also actually really think highly of him from a visual standpoint. I find that even when he's not like a lot of the movies directed this one included. The material is just not great in my opinion but he's visually so committed to the bit that he does that his sequences really worked for me. And i think he's a great comic book movie director choice. Because i think he's really. His camera is like ballot. Check i think his action sequences are visually compelling. And i think his approach like to me the thing that felt the weakest about this. I mean obviously the some some major casting problems major script problems but all that aside i think it it mimicked. Some of what marvel does too much sometimes which i don't really like. They're some straight up. Like this is just an avenger. Seen but not as good. And i don't really love what it was in the first place personally but all my my personal take aside. I think filmmakers He is just he really doesn't. He's earnest he's not tongue in cheek and sometimes it gets a little silly and you might laugh. But i think his earnest approach to how dramatic he is with his camera like from dawn of the dead to the three hundred to a and tackling real quick charles before michelle I think that warner brothers is known to have some really tight released times. They don't have the same war chest that disney does for like they. They set these release dates. They they have to make them. I'm not going to get into the wise. And if sets really true but and that puts a lot of pressure on finishing something and delivering something. And i think that some of the the flaws in some of these dc comic book movies have to do with some of that some of us so anyway onto you. Michelle i f Well done on watching. The center is a endeavor. I i think i knew what the runtime was. But it doesn't click in my head until i was watching and the timeline at the bottom. It has like how long you've watched. And i miss read it. I thought it was much like when it said two and a half hours at the bottom. I thought that was a total Not they meant time that i had laughed and that was quite a surprise. So it's long. Don't don't kid yourself jack. Knifed mini series has parts could have been released in parts. My first input. If you will is i feel like i. Keep reading the quote snyder cut. That snyder wouldn't release in two thousand seventeen and i would argue that. I don't know this is i. Don't think this is at all what would have been released for so many reasons. It's a it's a post weeden post tragedy post. Hbo max snyder display. I don't think we would be able to release a for. I could be wrong. A four hour epic in a theater in twenty seventeen. I don't obviously say that. There are many teaser. There are changes are subtle there. Some people have pointed them out and in terms of very subtle and different. Like stolen changes. That i think are in there now. For example there's a billboard others billboard in the city at some point in the messages you're not alone and a lot of people have guessed that something that snyder put in in reference to his daughter. Like these little things that have been put in log away 'cause post years of reflection on it and i just don't think not content aside just the run time. I'm not sure how many people really yes for hours within a theatre. Let's do it. I don't know if we the same. i do. Think a really interesting experiment if anyone ever wants to ever play with this idea of same footage different story concept of how to edit something together. Because i started watching the josh sweden version the same evening. Don't do this same evening through off after watching case for a minute i thought you were. You said you meant side by side like you had to i. Four by three setup does allow you. I will say to have it on the side of my screen. As i was like doing some work so i will say the former three at least helpful in the arrangements of your browser window because like i'm not cutting anything off because it's not a letterbox or other format so the four by three is is is makes it easier to have the size. No i tried watching the conversion right. After some of the scenes giving away some of the scenes that feel pivotal in the story. Line are like thrown in the credits. The opening like oh i get with. This is going to do you. I don't know if i can sit through
Democrats to work on Covid relief throughout a critical week in Washington
"Lawmakers and the white house. Continue to haggle over. What the next big covid nineteen relief. Bill will look like but it appears all but certain that democrats will use a process called budget reconciliation to pass the nearly two trillion dollar package that would cut republicans out of the process. Gop leaders have urged president biden to consider a more targeted and scaled down relief measure but some questions remain among them who will qualify for the next round of stimulus payments white house press secretary jen psaki said president biden is talking with lawmakers it proposed kind of a threshold a discussion right now about what that threshold will look like Conclusion hasn't been finalized that will be worked through congress the threshold being some kind of income cap for those receiving full stimulus payments. Right now. the package is expected to send fourteen hundred dollar payments to most americans
Show 7a "Magic of Hollywood" Redux with Larry Wilson - burst 02
"Film we do a we do a cut away and walks through the door and then we cut to the other side of them come in well it doesn't mean the doorways the same location right right. It's exactly like magic and it's no surprise that serves interesting. Great filmmakers like orson welles huge magic fan interest but it does make sense. What you're saying is i mean. There's the term movie. Magic for a reason will the first magicians Starting up the first. Magicians but the first filmmakers george me as frenchman filmmaker in paris. He was a stage magician. I saw a tv special about him. didn't do the movie man in the moon. Yes yeah and that was all tricks. Well we'll scorsese's films yes scorsese's film. Hugo is about george malays and his origins and he realized it's typical of magicians. He just saw this film medium as a way to do his magic act. Better you know you can do all these tricks. You could shoot him walking onstage. Then stop the camera. Move someone off. Start the camera and they would appear to disappear in the film right exactly so all these. There's a huge huge history film of affects
"orson welles" Discussed on The Big Picture
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"orson welles" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Famed screen writer and columnist and a member of the oregon roundtable and an important figure who will talk about a lot more because of bank but she cites or sort of almost sort of refuses to site The origins of this authorship throughout this story and there is a series of reactions to this story that ran across two issues and then was ultimately published in a book about about cain that also featured the shooting script in the movie. She essentially notes that mankiewicz his relationship to hearst and his understand her his understanding of that world and frankly it seems like her access to john. Houseman who was a partner of wells' at a time and then eventually they split apart informs this big theory about who really made came. I don't know how to talk about this from here because we run the risk of getting into the weeds of a bunch of people fighting even before the internet. But this kind of feels like an internet fight to me in many ways as i look back on it i think she must pay you three hundred dollars for this piece and clearly worth every penny worth exactly three hundred. Us the best thing is that like. Can you write the intro to the got. You know what that's worth inflation. But it's like it's so funny as talking. About how calling kale judges orson welles it becomes a referendum on kale is also a major figure. Shot as important as orson welles to film history. But she helped write a lot of film district or the opinionated part of film history because she was one of those people who's like movies or something critic movies or something you feel. There's something you understand. It's subjective it's passionate. And when she went to write a work of scholarship she just shift the bed right and then because she was the same pennant critically. Never watch a movie. A second time famously. She like went and republished it even after she was criticized from not just. His friends like from serious scholars. Like this is not correct. She didn't care. And there's an obstinate there. That's as much a rosetta stone or a rosebud to colleen kale as the sled is to Cain or cain is is to wells but when she was doing that internet fighting that sean referring to is and it's not that it's not worth talking about what she got wrong even before you talked what you got wrong. She's just litigating. The turbulent that she was having with andrew sarah's she was like you know what's bad is totally ising narratives of a creative controls. You know what i'm gonna do. He was a total ising narrative about creative control. Don't do that unless you're meet right and in doing that. She was taking shots at the big gun tour of all time at that point in the nineteen seventies wasn't just a well. It was about the entire therese critical establishment. She couldn't win the fight the first time she sort of trying to win it the second time through the writing of this and trying to diminish not just wells that you beat her on kane she's like. This is a shallow masterpiece. This is not a deep observation..
"orson welles" Discussed on The Big Picture
"I don't know if he has a ballot body of work kubrick. It feels a little bit more inconsistent. It feels almost to go back to a term lease earlier. Mercurial like that. There is a degree of squandered potential. There which is a shame. Because i think he's one of the true geniuses of the last century you know. I mean you you just see the way in which he was able to bring his His talents of somebody different mediums and even the medium of being a celebrity even the medium of being iraq and tour of just being like a guy who was on tv and chose to do that instead of anything else or was last sort of venue for his talents. I always kind of look back a little bit. Bitter bitter sweetly. It had a him. Yeah part of the story of. Cain obviously is that it was not a financial success and that he had to rework has contract with our ko that led to his loss of total control. Over emerson's which led to anderson's getting mutilated which then led to basically a career long fight to raise the money he needed to have an experience. That was again like cain. Which is adam apology. Talk about him as a filmmaker and kind of what his legacy is through these other films but it is interesting that it basically feels like he's in this war to get back to this primal state that he started at and i think for a lot of people and i include myself in that it's not squandered that's heroism now the question what heroism becomes dogma. And you suddenly can't literally make two minute scene in the movie. Where orson welles is not nice. Without inciting the wrath of well scholars is a whole other thing. Yes but that's not squandered potential to me that's kinda heroism that's a byproduct not if hubris or were delusion but of a kind of principle and then he finds a way to angle that into art. That's what quinlan is in touch of evil you know he is diminished and. The movie is great because hank quinlan is diminished. That's falstaff in chimes at midnight years a steadfast true boil person. He is not rewarded for it. By the time you get tough is for fake is playing. With all of this including amana. What you're saying about him being available in very spite truly smart. I agree like he talks to everyone i talk. All the time and some of it was grievance and some of it was anecdotes. Showmen inside Bitching and some of it is incredibly moving but enough is for fake. He's like i'm worse in wells. And i am the most reliably unreliable person. You'll you'll ever meet. I give off. Strong child magician vibes in my second. Here's my here's my movie about that. And i don't think you can get movies like that without what he went through. So it's not squandered potential to me it's more like movies made in the image of what happened to which by and large for me our ingenious so it's not about like whether he's the greatest filmmaker or on a rushmore. Or whatever but i will say what's interesting is citizen kane kind of the consensus. Great movie ever made the listeners. Tired of a citing the list. It's on when you read well scholars or when you re people who love orson welles. The argument is in some ways. He improved deepen or that. The later films have the kind of depth that citizen kane is imagine because it's a twenty five year old imagining. What does a lifetime of regret..
"orson welles" Discussed on The Big Picture
"Job. I think the thing is It depends on what you're looking for in the movie. You know if you're looking for you're trying to observe technique. There's a lot to look at it every frame. There's a lot to understand about the choices that they're making if you're looking at it as an entertainment it's not always the best entertainment. Most movies that are that aspire to this important are not always necessarily the best entertainments and frankly they're didactic I think there is a little bit of didacticism in this. Orson welles certainly felt like he had a pretty clear view of the world even at a young age and he was famously fond of hearing his own voice. So but i never feels academic to me and the the melodrama. I think works. I think you kind of need that. Susan alexander stuff to understand the complete meltdown that he has in her room when she leaves. Like you need to understand that this is person that has a hard time having any feelings or or facing his feelings in a meaningful way and that she represented some keyhole-size entry to his feelings. When he famously like first encounters her and sits down and listens to her singing at the piano. That's such an important little. Frankly freudian droplet of information and then his whole world spirals out because he had one genuine honest human moment. And that's really it's really powerful the way that he does that. And maybe he makes you endure a little bit more susan alexander than you want to but it does feel like it's essentially a series of interlinking chain so i don't i get bored necessarily i don't think citizen kane's movie. Should watch five times a year. Either though i don't know what do you think. I think that these are these questions. All dancer interesting stuff. That i know will come into flower at the end of the podcast which also just has to do with mike. Do people do. Do people give wells enough reverence. Not just credit but reverence and is it possible for movie. That's considered the best movie of all time to still kind of be under appreciated in the question of wells as own arguably or sort of purportedly. Cain like trajectory of peaking early which is not me saying this about him. It's just an argument that's often made about him and so also the question. Are you allowed to not like citizen kane. And if you don't buy the ritz 'cause you're like a twenty two year old writing buzzfeed article or because you're just a person doesn't love it as much as you love something else like. Are you allowed to do that. And the answer should always be. Yes you know you bully yourself into liking something. You're not you don't win. You know you're young enough to do that. But i think that of all the claims of oh wells and what. He's good at nothing people. Don't say he's a good dramatist. Best citizen kane is just evidence. What a wonderful dramatise. He's not just a stylist and polemicist anna a showman. A juggler as someone just said about him in that stuff. You know like the great dramatist and you are constantly understanding what these people want your understanding what kane once through other people's impressions of him but the other characters in the film but sean massena but susan's really well said but it's true. Jeddah diets Everyone else they're dramatically cogent characters. I think when you watch a lot of contemporary american movies even good ones. Those verities are kind of lost. Or.
"orson welles" Discussed on The Big Picture
"That's not something to hold against something because what is at very little ever could be again because how nowhere that movie king. I'm glad you raised the sight and sound poll aspect of this. I was gonna bring it up later. And i just wanted to point out that i wouldn't underestimate the levels of horny nece among gen-x and gen y. Voters as they grow older and what vertigo will mean for them too. So i'm not sure. The vertical will necessarily be displaced triple frontier cruise christian christian pencil might vote for dennis eve's towelettes. That would be fabulous. News is news. Let me just let me provide some some context for people who are listening. Who maybe don't know very much about cain or have only seen it once or wanna just have a little bit deeper understanding of how this movie was made. And i think we should talk about how it was made because i think that's big part of understanding why it matters so much. So obviously as you mentioned at orson welles was incredible young. When he made this movie he was only twenty four years old. He had just signed a three picture deal with archaic in which he was granted essentially complete autonomy to make whatever he wanted so long as he co wrote directed produced and starred in the films which is a fascinating idea in general and the movie he was originally going to make was adaptation of joseph conrad's heart of darkness which would have been an amazing movie and maybe itself could be fascinating podcast about the way he was going to make that movie which was he was going to play. Both marlowe n kurtz and the film would be entirely shot from the perspective of marlow so even at this really young age with no film experience you could see. Orson was the kind of person who had just had incredible sense of daring and creativity in approaching everything that he was doing. Obviously he was a star in the mercury theatre which he helped co found he was a radio star at this time and hollywood you know he was an outsider to the space and he brought with him his mercury theatre troupe to act in this movie obviously the performances are amazing. None more so than wells. But i wanted to. I think we should just talk directly immediately about why..
War of the Worlds: A Wave of Halloween Hysteria
"We're going to look back eighty-two years. Why because it's almost Halloween eighty-two years ago people America woke up to discover that the night before they had been the victim of a theatrical radio presentation. The date was October 30th 1938 the radio show was Orson Welles Mercury on the error version of HG Wells War of the Worlds now in 1938 war was brewing Germany invaded Austria. And Japan was strongly along with the Invader prior to World War II. It was forecasted Britain would suffer night are bombing attacks causing large numbers of Civilian casualties in Mass Destruction. It was widely agreed that navigation and targeting would be more difficult if man-made lights on the ground could be extinguished as early as July 1938 American citizens were off. To practice lights out beginning at dusk. It would not be called blackout drills until nineteen thirty-nine fear across the country as rumors spread about coming to the aid of our British allies should War break out but the sounds of war that came over the radio that October 30th 1938 were not from Europe but from Mars Choice a live broadcast Across America 5 p.m. In the west which would have made it about 8 p.m. Eastern time meant that there was no time to warn the West Palm about what was to come a wave of Hysteria that swept across United States at night before Halloween has risked realistic radio dramatization reached all the way to Portland, Oregon 2500 miles from the scene of the fictional Invasion. The telephone switchboard of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland was swamped by hundreds of excited dog. As people rushed into the business office of the newspaper demanding information hundreds of calls were made to the Portland Police most wanting to know what protection the city could off and what place might be safe in the event that wholesale destruction spread to the Pacific coast doctors reported cases of women fainting a mandamus reported to a loaded his family into a car and driven frantically through the streets of Portland searching for a Haven of Refuge Portland officers or the Western Union Telegraph company were jammed with person seeking to send off of grams to relatives in the East inquiring as to their safety just as an announcer was choked off by poisonous gas in what he had said might be the last broadcast ever made the town plunged Into Darkness would be the town of War again Portland, Oregon. Of course, this was the effect of the early blackout program announced a previous week off. Few people remembered that elsewhere in the Northwest calls poured into newspapers and press Association offices by the thousands a Seattle newspaper switchboard report hysterical calls from persons wanting to know if it was true that New York had disappeared beneath the Atlantic Ocean phrases, like here they come Paula skyscrapers, they're throwing Heatwave shocked and horrified listeners one, Oregon Journal newspaper reporter returning from the coast pulled into a gas station and was informed by a pack stricken McMinnville attendant not to bother gassing up that the world was coming to an end. That was Nineteen thirty-eight Americans today are much more Savvy and have many more ways of or receiving news other than radio. And of course if message came over Facebook Twitter or one of the other internet services, we wouldn't be fooled or would we change? Portland Oregon's response
"Parents are naturally worried for their children and it doesn't seem to take much to send them into a tizzy. and. It's not just parents. We as people are pretty prone to overreacting to the first piece of information we receive. Modern media makes the spreading of these new urban legends basically effortless. But false panics and hoaxes are far from a new invention. Always. been with us. Most people know the story surrounding Orson Welles radio play the war of the worlds by H. G. Wells. No relation it was presented in the form of a newscast detailing the invasion of earth by beings from another world clearly bent on our destruction. Listeners thought the broadcast was real. There was mayhem in the streets as as many as a million people fled their homes or armed themselves and made ready to fight off the alien hordes. We know all about the panic that this radio play cost it was in all the papers. Therein lies the problem. Newspapers of the day greatly exaggerated the situation. To begin with not that many people were tuned in to the Mercury Theatre on the air that evening only two percent of households with radios even heard the play. which repeatedly identified itself as such during the performance. Some CBS radio affiliates even cut away from the broadcast in favor of local programming further shrinking the potential audience. Most people were listening instead to the ratings, Juggernaut, ventriloquist at Gergen. I still fail to understand how a ventriloquist act really worked on the radio. If it makes you happy. So. Why then if so few people. and. Fewer still were confused by it did newspapers separately and independently make the situation sound much worse than it was. They were motivated by fear not of aliens but of the radio. The wireless radio was the first real threat to the superiority of the newspaper as the public's primary source of information. Reporters and editors saw this as an opportunity to prove to advertisers and regulators that radio was dangerous irresponsible and not to be trusted. A similar thing happened in. England. Twelve years earlier with a fictitious report that an angry mob of unemployed workers were running amok in London looting and destroying everything in sight. The National Gallery had been ransacked the Savoy hotel blown up. The houses of parliament were being attacked with trench mortars and the Big Ben. Clock, tower had been raised to the ground. Like any good radio play? The narration was accompanied by sound effects. Of Fear Few people did take to the streets, even fleeing past the famous buildings that had been reportedly destroyed while others desperately clogged police phone lines. The BBC tried to ease tensions by reminding people that the report was a comedy skit entitled broadcasting in the barricades. anding their message with London is safe Big Ben is still chiming and all his well. You can't trust the BBC at least we can still rely on armed forces, radio. People fought until nineteen, forty seven. When in May W v TR in Tokyo began to issue a series of bulletins about a twenty foot high monster that had risen from the sea to lay waste to the area. Bullets were useless against this dragon like creature listeners could hear terrified shrieks, people shouting orders over bullhorns, heavy weapons and Massu vehicles rolling by. When the beast reached downtown and the intrepid reporter who provided the play by play snuck closer, the monster opened its mouth. And congratulated T.. R. On its fifth anniversary in a high soprano voice. That's right an hour's worth of breaking news to pat themselves on the back. During the broadcast police phone lines were tied up with people trying to get information.
"In two, thousand, three Oprah Winfrey used her massive daytime television platform to warn millions of people that teenage girls were attending parties, wearing wild shades of lipstick and performing oral sex on boys. The boy with the most colors of lipstick smudges would win the accolade of his peers. These were called Rainbow Parties. The story was picked up by newspapers television stations across the country parents were panicking. There was one small detail that Oprah missed though. There had not been a single verifiable instance of a Rainbow Party F-. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. Parents are naturally worried for their children and it doesn't seem to take much to send them into a tizzy. and. It's not just parents. We as people are pretty prone to overreacting to the first piece of information we receive. Modern media makes the spreading of these new urban legends basically effortless. But false panics and hoaxes are far from a new invention. Always. been with us. Most people know the story surrounding Orson Welles radio play the war of the worlds by H. G. Wells. No relation it was presented in the form of a newscast detailing the invasion of earth by beings from another world clearly bent on our destruction. Listeners thought the broadcast was real. There was mayhem in the streets as as many as a million people fled their homes or armed themselves and made ready to fight off the alien hordes. We know all about the panic that this radio play cost it was in all the papers. Therein lies the problem. Newspapers of the day greatly exaggerated the situation. To begin with not that many people were tuned in to the Mercury Theatre on the air that evening only two percent of households with radios even heard the play. which repeatedly identified itself as such during the performance. Some CBS radio affiliates even cut away from the broadcast in favor of local programming further shrinking the potential audience. Most people were listening instead to the ratings, Juggernaut, ventriloquist at Gergen. I still fail to understand how a ventriloquist act really worked on the radio. If it makes you happy. So. Why then if so few people. and. Fewer still were confused by it did newspapers separately and independently make the situation sound much worse than it was. They were motivated by fear not of aliens but of the radio. The wireless radio was the first real threat to the superiority of the newspaper as the public's primary source of information. Reporters and editors saw this as an opportunity to prove to advertisers and regulators that radio was dangerous irresponsible and not to be trusted. A similar thing happened in. England. Twelve years earlier with a fictitious report that an angry mob of unemployed workers were running amok in London looting and destroying everything in sight. The National Gallery had been ransacked the Savoy hotel blown up. The houses of parliament were being attacked with trench mortars and the Big Ben. Clock, tower had been raised to the ground. Like any good radio play? The narration was accompanied by sound effects. Of Fear Few people did take to the streets, even fleeing past the famous buildings that had been reportedly destroyed while others desperately clogged police phone lines. The BBC tried to ease tensions by reminding people that the report was a comedy skit entitled broadcasting in the barricades. anding their message with London is safe Big Ben is still chiming and all his well. You can't trust the BBC at least we can still rely on armed forces, radio. People fought until nineteen, forty seven. When in May W v TR in Tokyo began to issue a series of bulletins about a twenty foot high monster that had risen from the sea to lay waste to the area. Bullets were useless against this dragon like creature listeners could hear terrified shrieks, people shouting orders over bullhorns, heavy weapons and Massu vehicles rolling
"All's Wells That Ends Welles!"
"Ask them so we're not here to Florida pushing for Grant Rebecca Chin Voids Mother's Pomeranian. Probably Mr Perry were stranded diamonds. Pastry midstream collision incapacitated that. They're Taivon spaceship. There sure is a lot more traffic in this section of the time and space during Dr Floyd. Yes which one of them would help us. Hold that cardboard windshield blazer higher chips one of these vehicles as start there goes another laureate. Yeah but that one has red rims on all those starship. Those guys are always running through here. I wonder how many times I've screwed up the fabric of time. Who knows Dr Floyd? How are we going to stop Dr Steve? He's probably already causing havoc in one thousand nine thirty that we can do until we get some help with this time and space you at that very moment of time and space vehicle pulls up alongside our heroes ship. The vehicle looks like a helicopter without blades. Piloting it is a stout old man. Seventy eight hours the ownership and steps off on Dr Floyd ship having a little trouble. Why yes we are say. Aren't you H. G. Wells the famous author? Yes I am. How did you know that Dr Grant Pictures Anyway Mr Wells? I didn't know you time travel. No of course I had to do some research my book and decided that I should just go ahead and build and test a real time machine lobby Horn. Schwebel eventually done quite a bit of time. Traveling I even stopped Jack. The ripper using this machine but no one believes me enough about me to you. Guys are stuck here. Yeah we left ourselves. But I don't don't explain it to them. Dr Grant. It gives me a brain cramp every time. You take a look and see what you've got most of all your little crystal key has fallen out just back into place secondly flux capacitor is dented. Duma here let me just as h g wells works on our heroes Thailand spaceship. Let's see what evil mastermind Dr Steven. It's actually this is up to the year. Nineteen thirty eight here. We are at the. Cbs Radio Studios in New York City inside studio one. Orson Welles the rest of the actors Mercury Theatre of repairing to go live on the air with that production of war of the worlds. We will slip into the theater right before. Eight o'clock and Swipe Orson Welles script that we'll be back in time and space ship before the panic. Ensues we'll just tell them out of the door that I'm one of those people who make sound effects for the radio show. Yes a phony. A Foley artist are you should who will anyway. I'll tell them that I'm going to make the sounds of the show and then let me in now. I just have to figure out how to sneaky. You fidget. I've got it. I'll just put you on my foots. Come you stop weekly lit up now. Let's you there. We go quiet fidget. We're almost there. Hey what do you think your goal and I am a Foley artist. That's the person who makes the sound's also referred to as full as for the radio shows. I need to gain entrance theater so I can obviously make Foley's for Wales's Radio Show George thing. Come on in. Thank you squeaky Shula Stephen Frazier now. Two steps away from swiping well script. We'll heroes be able to stop them. Let's see what progress is being made on our time and space ship. That should do it. You're all set G. THANKS MR wells. Yeah thanks we can be on our way to October. Thirtieth nineteen thirty eight inch Dr Steve. Thirty nine hundred thirty eight. That's where I heading. I'm actually just going back one day. So that I can stop Olsen Wilson putting on his ridiculous Radio Play of Waltham. He sent panic through entire cities even though most of them will just in New Jersey. I was going to just sue him but then I remembered my time machine Mr Wills. I probably shouldn't be telling you this because I risked messing up the very fabric of time. But you should probably let them do it after the panic down. Sales of Your Book Might Skyrocket Green. Well my sales have been lacking recently either way. I have to finish my trip before I go back so I'll just tag along with you and hope you defeat this doctor Steve Fellow was he planning on doing anyway. Leadership around the back of ours and park it in the cargo bay we'll explain it to you underway and this time. I'm driving Dr Green. Yeah Yeah Sorry. Rose the man that many say is the father of science fiction head off towards nineteen thirty eight. Steve is now in the studio recording. More the world's we'll take two here. He is also wells about to do his radio. Show here let me take you off. Michael you distract him and I'll steal. The script came back in the air. Vigilance W protozoan wells and taps on the ankle world. Is there a Saas? What what did you say Rosebud? What does that mean to Steve Grabs Orson Welles? The script from his music team. I have the script to put all usual. Plan into action rugby. Hd West. Front Dr Steve. While Dr Floyd gets on his hands and knees behind Ya g shelby. She wells pushes. Dr Steve whose deaths back in trip he falls backwards and as he does. Chips knocks creeped out of his hands. The script flies over grants head and he reaches up and catches it and falls over and Orson Welles speed and right on top of fidget. Here's your script Mr Wells. Now go put on a great show we are live wasn't wells runs to the microphone on proceeds to make radio history and all is well again or at least always the chaotic mess. It's supposed to like a Florida H. G. Wells and the rest of the gang. Get so engrossed in watching worth of work that they don't notice. Dr Steven slip out the back door and into the night after the show is over H. G. Wells congratulates Dr Floyd and his crew. We're going to meet Orson Welles you WANNA come with as H G no. I'm not supposed to meet him for another two years. I'm going to head back tomorrow. You guys keep up the good work and keep on Reading Books. We will hd. I've almost read all of them. You know it was a pleasure working with you Mr Wells. I wouldn't have missed it for all the time in the world as it gave. I'm going to use that against you. Wells walks off into the night and after a brief meeting with wasn't wells. Dr Grant and chips are back in their time and space ship heading for another adventure. Where will they exploit to? The next will ever be able to work like a fever. And we'll get a taste of Dr Steve. Out of his mouth
"Accident In Time!"
"Endless weeks of chasing Dr Steven Federal through the time and space. His young protege decker brand. Nothing companionship's are hoping to hit back to their own time. It got showing the latest Star Wars Film and being true at heart. They are going in costume. Golly chips your rookie costume looks really good. Laugh IT UP FUZZBALL CARE. Help me get this white sheet over my head. Hey that e walk costume you made for Mr Pitches looks great man. I love the walks. They were just a little bit of cute and Fuzzy that that movie needed okay. Is everyone ready to go right chips? I never realized the resemblance but now that I see him in the costume which is now on nothing. You just really look a lot like Yoda. That's all I'm not sure if I should take a complimentary nuts at any rate. Why are you dressed as a ghost? Don't we were all going in Star Wars characters and OBI Wan Kanobi after he died and founded coming down to tell you that oh be one is dead. He was struck down and then he faded away. Why can't own doctor? Stevens made a time jump. Agree great now. I'll never find out what happens to antic in at the end of episode three Total Control Room W grant you forgot to wax the Poles again. Just take the stairs bolger so much fun okay. As our heroes begin their journey through time and space. We find that no good near to well Stephen. Sasha in fidgets racing through time and space juryman full ball. We'RE DR Steve Behind the wheel. Not Tell me how to drive. I was driving way before you were showing off the back of his sheep. I am not following. Close that steam train up ahead is moving too slow. I have to stay over. Eighty eight miles. An hour will drop out of the time and space streets. Aren't you'll right. There does seem to be an awful lot of traffic in this part of the time and space treats reserve. We are going to October. Thirtieth nineteen thirty eight. It was on that date that Orson. Welles created quite a panic by putting on a dramatic contemporary production of H G wells war of the worlds. I'm going to steal his script from the production to sell on Ebay in our own time. I just love that script. He was a brilliant bit of evil genius. In Austin Center City Independent he was on inspiring even if it was just a city in New Jersey. What do you mean? He wasn't an evil genius. Loss and wells was one of my inspirations to become an evil genius. That's what we live for striking terror into the hearts of cities even if they are just cities in New Jersey. I remember Oh no Dr Steven plotting steel awesome well script from the radio. Production of war of the worlds can our heroes toward his evil machinations list granite chips and find out Dr Lu. You can't drive this fast through traffic heavy. Whatever that delorean Dr Floyd? I'd never hit anyone before. That doesn't mean you won't read word on a motorcycle. Wear right over there. That's really cool. You know he was always guided is on the road is jumping your host Dr Grant. When are you gonNa hit that phone booth? You distracted me with Fred Ward judge. Oh boy. They're getting out of the phone booth roll down a window Dr Grant but you said we couldn't roll down the windows and the time and space during I know what I said but just roll it down. Do you do all right? Well yea walk. Who'll light or toot swayed in a flash? The phone on its three occupants are gone back in time and space stream great took off. Our ship won't start. What are we going to do? Dr Four till quadruple comes by. I'll give them a call right now to fold. Thank you for calling quadruple when you're not around around wind around midday meal stuck in an endless loop. I'm positive all companies do that on purpose because they're on a coffee break. Let me see the phone. Dr Floyd where are you calling? I'm calling our lab. Nobody's there yeah but we will be there in the future so I'll just leave a message for us to come get us and we'll get it later and then come get ourselves as well. That's assuming that we even get out of here. But if you call us there before we leave here then brain cramp low. Who is this Dr? Doug who's this grant he dr? Doug how are you? We haven't seen in a long time. Where have you been around? Hey listen you left the door wide open so I came in mind. That's good. We need your help actually good. I love to help. What can I do for you? We need you to write a note for us to come rescue ourselves out in the time and space dream we'll do vitamins space stream guys. Kill me okay I gotta go now. Have a good time. We all well. I hope he leaves the note for. I don't think he did because we didn't show up. Maybe we're late. But how can we show up if we're already don't start now? Sit on the hood of their incapacitated time spaceships. Throwing rocks waiting patiently. Someone to come rescue me mild onto seat in almost to the year. Nineteen thirty eight where they are going to attempt to steal while script for more of the world. We'll next ZIVA plans succeed. We log heroes find a way to fix their ship. Or will they find the known? The future of they've left for themselves in my head if I know next
"orson welles" Discussed on The Johnny Carson Show
"Dyer paraphrase the message of your book wrongly and but basically make that please you that make you happy and now in relation to that? I was reading some reviews of your book and some other. I guess you'd say self help books as as what it is and one of them was how to be your own best friend. And I think the book reviewer said he thought maybe there was little hedonistic in a way that you always please yourself or do what pleases you. It sounds like a little over simplified. Yeah except I think that's one of the things that I really get tired of hearing people. Tell me options that loving yourself means that you're being hedonistic that you're that you're putting yourself first. Where does anybody get the idea that you can be good at loving somebody else or that you can be good at giving to another human being unless you start out with the attitude that you're worthwhile that you count and that you're not going into the relationship having to get something out of it all the time people who are always looking for approval? Who are always saying please like me and are always sacrificing their life. I really a pain in the neck to be around the really not fun people to so call right. It's a person who really digs himself and feels good about himself. That gets a lot of love in their life and gets a lot of the things. That done doers are people who who feel good about themselves. People that are like on this panel. You Know Orson Welles A guy who's been doing all of his life.
"orson welles" Discussed on Classical Classroom
"What you are about to witness has never been performed in front of a podcast audience before audio prestigious nation that is to see sleight of hand, or I guess in this case slight of ear. Sorry. In this episode. I chat with composer, Daron Haagen about his opera Orson rehearsed which is about Orson Welles best known as the director of the movie citizen Kane and the radio drama war of the worlds, and I'm using the term opera loosely here because what Darren is actually created just kind of uses opera as a jumping off point. He in the form of opportunities rearranged it into something new. What he has to teach us in this episode is both about fascinating person that was Orson Welles and about the creative use form in music. That's been around for a very long time this interview and Chretien are in fact magic tricks and Darren does the thing that magicians are sworn never to do. He tells us all of the tricks of how he pulls off his new opera thing. I, of course, will never tell the secrets of Maya trade, but ever that is also speaking of magic, it would be magical if you head over to I tunes or wherever you listen to us and subscribe to rate and review, the show, tell your friends and family about us, tell your enemies too. It'll make them better people. And now a word from our sponsor Meister classics was created in two thousand four by Steven Simon conductor of the Washington chamber symphony and executive director Bonnie signing for years their family. Programs..
HBO still dark on Dish
"KCRW sponsors include net. Flicks presenting the love me when I'm dead chronicling the last years of Orson Welles life that genius behind citizen. Kane. It's wildly entertaining while full of nuance and depth directed by Morgan Neville now streaming only on Netflix as the holidays approach supporting KCRW might slip off your to do list. So try this picture the white sand beaches of Los Cabos, Mexico. Explore majestic coral reefs in a glittering see dine out in the historic colonial district and ring in the new year from the beachfront luxury of the viceroy. It's KCRW's viceroy Los calbos ultimate New Year's Eve getaway. Sweeps. Donate today to the automatic we entered to win your ticket to paradise sweeps. Ends November thirteenth. So do it. Now at KCRW dot com slash join. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Matt Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter and Matt this week as you know, I'm in Lisbon Portugal this week and starting November. I actually the dish network no longer is carrying HBO. And this is the. First time that this has happened with HBO at anyone that carries HBO that they're at these fights are quite commonplace. Among the broadcast networks or cable networks, they want more money from places that carrot that distribute their content for the privilege of of carrying their content. But this is the first time that HBO has been in a fight that got to this level and significantly the first time that this kind of fight has come to this point since AT and T acquired the Time Warner assets, which includes HBO, and this is a sort of thing that you know, when you look at a big acquisition AT and T buying Time Warner with Warner Brothers and HBO this that and the other an HBO was the crown jewel there. Of course, was a fear that you know, they would strangle the competition or crush the people who have to do business with them. And I guess an argument could be made here. They're doing it. Yeah. I mean dish network competes with direct TV in the satellite business. Direct TV is owned by eighteen. Tea, and now AT and T has this asset HBO that lo and behold, it has been yanked off of dish, which conceivably could make people switch from dish to direct TV. Now, I think it's a little bit more complicated than that in. What you saw from Richard player the of HBO he put out a statement today. Saying no dish took this off dish HBO was ready to do a deal and dish essentially balked and caused them to go dark and the economics. Here are interesting because dish is a lower cost provider. Their whole marketing campaign is we cost less than the big boys like direct TV. So it is possible that they tried to extract some kind of a price concession and HBO emboldened by this new AT and T relationships said, no, you gotta you gotta pay up, but even the specter of AT and T. Acting improperly may impact this appeal which is going on right now. The Justice department is asking a pellet panel to revisit this merger. And the fact that this carriage dispute is going on is probably not good for eighteen in that merger appeal. I mean, it's not technically legal issue. That was addressed when the Justice department tried to block AT and T from buying Time Warner this was not the basis of the argument, they made maybe it should have been. But but notwithstanding the fact that that is not what is at issue that the superior court panel is reviewing it would still get into the heads of someone who reads a business page of a newspaper. A look what's happening AT and T is being a big bad owner of this property. There is a general skepticism. I think towards these companies, and we all kind of assume they're doing the worst thing they could possibly do for the market in their customers that they could get away with. But you know, there are two sides to this and dish has. Long history of getting into carriage fights with various channel companies networks, they are cheap and they're famously cheap. Charlie Ergen who runs dish has been a very controversial si yo, and he's not afraid to pull content. He pulled the Univision channel from dish. When they couldn't reach a deal, and that still is not on the dish network. So there's a lot of players here. That's Mandela knee aditorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status has nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join. Thanks.
"orson welles" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"So he was just constantly constantly begging for and it was this incredible discrepancy between the kind of PO faced reverence they showed him at like, if I Bank wits for having made, obviously citizen Kane lady from Shanghai and touch of evil on on on, but mostly citizen Kane and a complete a reluctance to show him any money at all yet. I mean, one thing the documentary was a fun watch as a sort of wells. Oh, Maggi and the first chunk of it, which is more focused on what you're talking about. His his constant struggles to get projects made the way he wanted them to get made. Is is sort of like a decent potted history of like Orson Welles is Hollywood career and European career. And the diary does make that point that this movie feels reactive to, you know, the the European movies that are coming across the shore in the sixties were wells, a sort of regarding them with like, wait, they they they're going to do this now, and I never got to do what the going on the same thing with the sexual frankness which could never have done. But this movie is dirty as hell it gets got some scenes that are that are hard ours. Sure any seen in the car. Oh my God. And exactly and this. So it I appreciated like the other side of the wind as again, this sort of like this interesting artifact wells, sort of maybe finally busting out of the constraints that had been imposed on him for almost his entire career and an almost acting out. Like, there's something babyish about it, which I enjoyed like I I like the childishness of him being like, I I get to. Play in this sand box now, but you know, as as you said, they don't like there's there's I want to know how this footage was assembled. I want to know about like Frank Marshall who I think was was someone who pioneered who spearheaded getting it onto Netflix. I wanna know how they they confronted all this footage in and got it to the finish line. Yeah. Without that. I feel like Steven answer to your question is an artifact or a movie it's kind of more of an artifact. I mean, if you are Sinophile, it's an incredibly fascinating artifact. And I'm glad it's out there. But the way that it's being presented by the documentary and just by the kind of unquestioned crediting of the people behind it makes it a little bit suspect to me as as an Orson Welles movie. Can I also just push back on your wells versus wilder diptych? I just God God is there. artificial. I mean, it's it's sort of like saying, I I liked the pilot. He wasn't shot down or something. I mean hilly wilder was was a success. He worked within the system. Right. He knew he sort of knew how to budget his resources. To push the envelope a little bit or do something like go. Go ahead. Right. Like, he didn't he his career? Obviously is not this shipwreck. So I'm not saying that you can't love Billy Wilder's films, more you, absolutely. Can you can dismiss Orson Welles out of hand if you want, but I just don't think that that's a fair parallel to horses totally unfair. And it's facile in the in to the degree. That's the point of it is. But, but, but the only idea that I would defend is that it's a fun construct for trying to understand what kind of person, you are you. I don't know whatever fuck it. I can't defend what we've talked about. We've talked about this. This is our passion project. It's become about life and death itself in a way. But anyway, it's the other side of the wind is the is the name of the Welles film that's been sort of completed. And and the love me when I'm dead is the documentary. All right now is the moment or no podcast. We talk about our sponsor day. Now, what do you have Stephen our sponsor this week is rocket mortgage from Quicken Loans..
Netflix cracks a window
"KCRW sponsors include net. Flicks presenting the love me when I'm dead chronicling the last years of Orson Welles life the genius behind citizen. Kane. It's wildly entertaining while full of nuance and depth directed by Morgan Neville, only on net. Flicks. November second I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown joining me as Bellamy of the Hollywood reporter, and Matt Finally I mean, we sort of expected this for a while but net flicks finally finally is cracking after trying to get into the awards race in a real way for a while. Now, they really want this, and they have in a very I think serious contender in quirones Roma, which is a black and white film very much in art house film. I would save as having seen it very much a film, ironically that you would wanna see on a big screen. You cannot make a movie with Cuaron if you don't bend or an artist like Koran if you don't somewhat bend to his will. So netflix. Has said they will let this movie run exclusively in theaters some theaters for awhile, it's a concession and their couple of other films in this category. But let's focus on the big one for now couple of other films in this category. They're going to allow this with it's a concession. I'm not sure that it's a really fabulous concession. Well. It is a big deal that Netflix, which has steadfastly stuck to this party line that we are releasing movies on Netflix worldwide the same day that we're putting them in a few theaters. That's the key here. They're moving three movies from the exclusive day and date on Netflix to invaders for about two or three weeks in advance and a few theaters. And the message here is that Netflix wants to play ball with elite talent and get into that Oscar race, which they have been unable to do. And is this going to make a difference? I don't know. But it is a big concession from. Netflix to go away from what they? I have said is their model all on net flicks to giving this the window which will allow those audiences to see it in theaters. I'll tell you what I think I think that net. Flicks made such a fetish of this. And I understand they were launching something, but movies are movies, in some cases. It really does matter as I said Romans one of them, I think that they made such a stink about this that certain theaters don't want anything to do with running their movies. They still don't want that relationship. And I also think this is a small number of theaters fifty around the world, I think is the number, and I'm just guessing you've got an otter like Koran and he's not the only one that is going to seem like not enough. Now, you could say, you know, this will be was made without Netflix money and net flicks, then acquired it in in a way made it possible for the world to see it. And you could say many people do it's better to be seen on screens. You know, more people will see it this way. However, I suspect that not only will the theater is still largely shunned it, but an artist like. Warren will say, you know, this really is not enough. And next time. I'm not doing it. Well, not if he wins best picture, which is gonna pour millions of dollars into campaign to win him best picture, and they believe that by putting it in theaters in New York and Los Angeles and couple of other big cities. They will have a better shot at winning best picture for this guy. And you know, it's it's the push pull it's a huge global audience that Netflix can provide. But they don't give you that theatrical push that many filmmakers want, and to me, the most interesting thing here is Netflix is drawing a line. They're saying these three movies are worthy of the releases. But if I'm a filmmaker that has a movie at Netflix, I say to my agent, where's my theatrical release where why am I not getting what L fonds Roan or the Coen brothers or the Sandra Bullock movie? They're putting in theaters why why am I not getting that? So you're going to see I think people like Guillermo del Toro who has a movie project. Net flicks. Michael bay whose movies are gigantic transam erred. But but Michael bay is used to getting his transformers movies in four thousand riders on opening weekend in the US, and he's gonna make net looks movies. You know, you don't think Michael Bay's going to ask for the window, and yeah, I do actually. And I think that if it does win. Yes. Maybe he will be satisfied, but it may not win because net flicks. Thank you, Matt. Thank you. That's not felony aditorial director of the Hollywood reporter. He joins me this Monday at two o'clock on the business. I'm Kim masters, and this is the Hollywood breakdown this podcast was made by public radio station. KCRW our status as a nonprofit enables us to make bold and unusual programs. But we need your support to keep it that way donate or become a member at KCRW dot com slash join. And thanks.
"orson welles" Discussed on Truth & Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast
"So in the eyes of Orson Welles critic, documentary filmmaker and cinematic space. Cadets, Mark cousins dives into the collections of paintings sketches in various artworks created by the great director and actor searching for ways in which the works might reveal new meanings in Austin. Wells, films the film is delivered as a series of letters to wells written and rated by cousins in his inimitable manner. So you're drawing and painting life had begun. It continued for sixty years. You drew everywhere. You went there at least a thousand of your artworks where they now. Many are in Michigan Jin Arbor which was named after its trees. Here and the university of Michigan's kind of they have your relics. So that was a clip from the eyes of awesome wells at she, we set up cousins is I for those who may not not know who he is? He's a former critic, turned documentary, filmmaker pops up every every few years or so with one of his very personal intimate looks at some things usually like a not so much an especially visual, but more of a kind of personal mode of filmmaking collected through like the last one he did, I think was story of children in film, and he's probably most famous for the story foam which is like fifteen our force area full series epic and very, very good actually, and this one? Yeah, more of a personal love letter to awesome wells. He's, he's such a RAB really infant filmmaking criticism. I ribbon describing just in that blurbs a space cadet. He really does just throw himself into the work. Examination makes these leaps of critical magin nation makes connections between disparate imagery. You mentioned the story children film that film uses home video footage of his kids when no one else was in the room as this jumping off point for feature, length exploration of childhood and cinema, and this one, he uses this cache of sketches and art work by Orson Welles and tries to make connections between a doodle and citizen Kane, and very much puts himself at the center of his own. And sometimes that can be a bit frustrating, I think is often bordering on the two personal at times. And this film opens with, I think cringe-worthy monologue about is in New York and cousins is voice overs discussing things like just the state of the modern world..
Starbucks Will Get Back on Track in China With Alibaba Delivery Deal
"Tax preparers testifies she, was pressured in two thousand fifteen by manafort's top aide Rick gates to change nine hundred thousand, dollars in income to alone to reduce. Manafort's, tax burden AP's, Chad. Day reports federal prosecutors are building their case against President, Trump's former campaign chairman prosecutors are kind of setting up setting. The table for, what we expect to hear next week which is the testimony of Rick gates now gates is manafort's longtime deputy also was a senior. Member of the Trump. Campaign and he also pleaded guilty earlier this year to felony charges in this case Manafort is on trial on charges of Bank fraud and tax evasion. That could put him in prison for the rest of his. Life one suspect is. Data, second has serious injuries following a shootout with police near an elementary school and a tumble Iowa police responding to this afternoon's reported people. With guns new the school got into an exchange of. Gunfire with four people one was killed another Wounded the third arrested a fourth is. Still, on the run, I'm. Tim Maguire Starbucks and Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba group are, kicking off a coffee delivery venture the company say it starts. Next month in, Beijing and Shanghai it'll expand to thirty cities by the end of the year Starbucks joins a booming Chinese delivery industry for goods ranging. From close to groceries. To cooked food it's venture with Alibaba mimics Chinese upstart luck in coffee which opened this year end is challenging Starbucks by delivering coffee ordered over a. Mobile phone app companies say their partnership will give Starbucks access. To Alibaba consumer. Platforms A hybrid between. A melon headed whale and a rough toothed dolphin with spotted in the ocean off. Hawaii for the. First time but scientists say don't call. It a Waffen the melon headed whales one of the various species that's called the whale but. Is technically a dolphin in a study published last week scientists. Say the animal appears to be the first record of a. Hybrid involving either species the male hybrid presents an, opportunity to look for others hybrids generally occur. When there's a decline in the, population in one of the parental species unlikely scenario for how the hybrid came to be a melon headed whale got separated from its group and ended up traveling with rough toothed dolphins The archive of the late filmmaker Jonathan Demme is being donated to the university. Of Michigan library, Demi died last year at, the age of seventy. Three among the many films he directed worthy Oscar, winners the silence of the lambs and Philadelphia Demis family made. The donation, they announced that at the traverse city film festival ahead of a screening of. Swimming to Cambodia a nineteen eighty seven film he directed. The collection includes photographs scripts correspondence personal notes unfinished documentary film footage promotional items costumes and props the archive will become part of the screen arts Mavericks and. Makers collection which also includes the works of Orson Welles Robert Altman and others There's.