18 Burst results for "Philip Seymour Hoffman"
Mental Illness Happy Hour
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Mental Illness Happy Hour
"Here with the return guest Jerry stahl, who's an author, a lot of you probably know him from his many books and probably the thing people know you most for was being the author of the book permanent midnight, which was made into a Ben Stiller movie, would that be correct? Yeah. Probably. Yeah. That or maybe I fatty. I think about fatty or buccal. Yeah. I gotta read that because what a fascinating character and a fascinating time. Well, oddly enough, Philip Seymour Hoffman, if I can drop a name immediately within 30 seconds was going to play the lead character and he had this take on it that like, man, people think they got the real you and your memoir, but this is like you putting on a fax suit, a fat suit and writing a memoir, because it's really about you. Being a completely fucked up feeling, lonely, degenerate. Yeah. But under the guise of writing about somebody else. Right, let me project it all on the memoir. So it was him in the first person. Oh, okay. Thinly disguised version of myself. Gotcha. So there's that. Yeah. Yeah. You got a book out right now called 9 9 9, which is as in the German word 9 9 9. And the full title is one man's tale of depression, psychic torment, and a bus tour of the Holocaust. I'm going to have you read just a little blurb from it, but set this up, if you would. Sure, the premise of this book was that I was so fucking depressed in about that 2016 or so mostly my whole life, but a really good bad. You know, marriage is going south, career and the gutter, you know, the whole fucking thing had to move. And I thought, Jesus Christ. Where is the one place on earth? We're complete despair. And utter just disillusionment is wholly appropriate. I know, why don't I go visit some concentration camps? Sorry to laugh. Hey, you know? I got vice magazine to cover me to the expenses. To do a 6 part series, which was good, bad part, it was by bus. It was a bus tour of the Holocaust with as the title implies with a bunch of strangers. Some of whom had never even seen it you. So that's the back. Some of the things that the vignettes that you share in there are quite jaw dropping, the inappropriateness of things that like if you saw in a movie some of the things that people said in the museums, you would think nobody would have the lack of compassion and tax to say that out loud, maybe think it. And I'll ask you to talk about those after you read this passage, especially I think it was either buchenwald or Auschwitz where the young couple. Yes, the bickering. The bickering young couple. Less chamber. Yeah. So do we need any more setup for here's just a chunk from the middle of the book where I'm, I think I'm at buchenwald here. They all sort of blend into one. And it's just me thinking about this issue that I had, like, I wondered how soon after they got into the camps. Did the prisoners start to like kind of forget all the worries about job and money and status and appearance and how long before all the shit that we waste our lives thinking of bled away into sheer survival. So here we go. Very brief. A thought careens in my brain. It all feels wrong. How many victims buried under my feet right now worried that they were frauds, living the wrong life, self sabotages, and wimps, manipulators, and goons, and outright swine, along, of course, with heroes, solid family men, and all the prematurely dead in between. Due to Jew, I'm losing it. But I want to know. I need to. Do these victims before they were victims? Just want to get things right? How long after they were thrown in a camp was the privilege of idiot self obsession stripped away. How long before they realized the futility of all those wasted hours thinking about sex and money? Did their hair look right? Success and failure and all the things that drain the life out of life when life itself is so fucking vulnerable and fragile and easy to pluck away. How long did regret and longing? Linger in the face of elemental terrors, hunger, cold, imminent, undeserving death. You know, I'm reminded of that passage in Victor frankel's book man's search for meaning where he talks about worry being like a gas will fill your brain regardless of what it is about. I totally forgot about that passage. I remember circling that and feeling almost mortifying like I related to it. Yeah, too much. Let's talk about worry and self obsession and the feeling that you're getting it wrong. You've been a guest before on this podcast and we talked about your childhood, but let's recap some of the broad strokes. The highlights. Some of the really fun stuff, Jerry. Sure, yeah. Well, you know, a father checked himself out when I was 16 by going into the garage turning on the gas. With the door down, so that happened. Mother, sometimes we thought she was on vacation, turned out she was getting electroshock at western psychiatric. Lifelong and suicide attempt to herself used to make me lock the door, so I would watch, et cetera. And that's, you know, that old routine. So that was my childhood, and I was a sister who God bless her, you know, has her own issues. Let's just say. And, you know, then there's me completely normal. Grew up, became a drug addict, clawed my way out of that, got incredibly lucky. He had incredible opportunities, many of whom I blew, walked away from a terrible decision just because if you never really reconcile yourself to yourself, you're just going to keep sort of recreating all the trauma of your childhood because it's the warm bath of misery that you want to live. Self sabotage is so easy to camouflage and believe that it's, you know, let's talk about self sabotage. Sure. And your life and examples where you sabotage yourself in specifically what you thought or you felt as you stood on that precipice of a larger, more successful life. Oh yeah, I mean, I think in my case, it was a kind of arrogance. I was in shock that I was no longer a complete and utter where my rent coming from failure. You know, that was very familiar to me. So suddenly I'm plunged into the world of success and, you know, I'm hanging out with I've gone from like zero to a hundred hanging out with movie stars and a snack and I'll give you a specific. I had a great gig on of all things. CSI, Las Vegas, early days, Billy Peterson. One of those few jobs, I met him in the Y in Hollywood in the sauna, and he said, oh, I'm going to be doing a show and sure enough he invited me. It was one of those few naked encounters in Hollywood that resulted in getting full employment for me. And one day I decided, you know, I was talking to a guitar player a friend of mine. He's like, oh, you're doing that commercial shit. I'm like, yeah, I don't want to be commercial. I want to be an artist. And I just sort of walked away from this gig that was like a gift from the gods with a ridiculously lucrative weekly salary for not doing that much. And it was so insane. But you were sober at that point. You were off here. Oh yeah. Dead sober. Yeah, you know, and that's the thing. I'm sure you've heard this before. But when you're on dope or alcohol or whatever the fuck you're mind bender of choices, you can blame your bad decision on the drugs or the booze. But when you're an asshole without the drugs, you're just an asshole, make an asshole decisions doing asshole things. So that's just one of many, probably not that fascinating details, but yeah, stuff like that. You know, one thing I'm struck by is I read your writing is how relentlessly
WABE 90.1 FM
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"And Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Biopics often seemed to inspire a herd instinct in tinseltown, 1960 saw both Oscar Wilde and the trials of Oscar Wilde, coming out, as it were, and more recently there was a big year for another gay icon with two stars not only doing Truman Capote impressions, but telling the same stories. Philip Seymour Hoffman in capote. I'm free. Moved into the hotel bar. I'm free Bogart. Where he and John, you know, Houston. And here's Toby Jones in infamous. Struggling to write a scene for bogey. Loki, you mean Humphrey Bogart? Yes. And so John. Wayne? Do I feel? Kennedy? Houston. Infamous was a tiny indie while capote was from a major studio, which explained their overlap, also true of the competing blond bombshell biopics about gene Harlow, one starring Carol baker, and the other Carol linley, two carols in films released months apart called believe it or not, Harlow and Harlow. It's like the producers had a death wish. If films are sufficiently different in tone, there won't be audience confusion, even with similar plots in 1964, shortly after the Cuban missile crisis, there were two movies about the start of World War three. Nuclear annihilation played straight in failsafe and for laughs in doctor strangelove. Hey, what about major Kong? There were no reports of moviegoers laughing at the wrong movie. It was about a decade after that, that for the first time in Hollywood history, wiser heads prevailed
WABE 90.1 FM
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Was in the water in Detroit in 1969, fans like the Stooges and Alice Cooper and MC 5 helped rock hurdle into something darker and harder. And cream magazine was there to cover the scene from garage rock to glam to punk. I think the thing about cream was it was really just using outsiders. Daniel helse was a reporter at cream in its early days, and now serves as editor emeritus. I started cream in 1970 at the same day, Lester bangs, did we both walked in that door? Approximately the same time. Lester bangs was among cream's most famous writers. Philip Seymour Hoffman played him in almost famous. Hey, I met you. You are not cool. I know. Even when I thought I was a new, I wasn't. Because we are on cool. Okay, maybe only in the movie, but in real life, cream definitely was cool. Like when bangs brought his typewriter on stage to write a review of the Jay Giles band in real time. And then he smashed the typewriter. Or like when January hellscape reported on kiss by donning the famous black and white makeup and playing with them. You husky says that kind of high concept journalism is what made cream distinct. We're very clear in our mission, which is to tell the truth, which is to show them from the inside out just to show that human aspect to drag them down from Valhalla if we have to, to put them up in the if they deserve it. Also on the staff legends like grill Marcus, Robert chrisco, and Cameron Crowe. They covered rock worldwide, featuring Lou Reed and Led Zeppelin. We got to meet our heroes for better or
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Cinemavino
"And supposedly the GM of thunder is a big guy in his hyper metrics and number crunching and stuff. And so. How has that worked out for them? A lot of draft picks is all they care about, apparently. They've got their best player was Kendrick Perkins from here. That was a sheer number crunching. Yeah. Didn't they say they were like, yeah, what you see perk alert doing isn't actually all that he brings to the team. He does have us behind scenes. He's got some leadership. He's got some row. Kendrick Perkins kind of breaks that whole logic because it's like, there's no numbers left. Like you said. I mean, the guy would air ball free throws. Pretty regularly. He would start. Oh, he started. He would dribble the ball off his foot. I mean, there's stuff you can't quantify. Intangibles. He's got them in tanning. He could deal with people on the side of the face really well. And that's underrated. And God, he was on the ESPN the other day. He was the scowl he is, dude. I've ever seen. He's getting scalier as he gets older. So money ball grossed over a 110 million at the box office was a pretty big hit given the nature of its subject matter. We discussed this in the previous episode a little bit that this is almost like the anti sportsman anti baseball movie. It kind of deconstructs the mythology of baseball, brings it down to sheer numbers, brings it down to the spreadsheets. There was a scene in this film, you know, when they're talking to all these scouts. And they're just like breaking it down though. You're saying, no, this is not, we're going off this. I forget a lot of trust the numbers. I was like, we're going to put this guy up, nobody license because he's in a sidearm table. No, I don't like the weirder. It's a weird threat. We don't like to look at it. He's like, yeah, but he's one of the best relief or whatever it is. It's like his numbers now. He gets on base. Yeah. Yeah. So I sets up in the movie, you see a clear conflict between Jonah Hill and his side of things, and then the traditional scouts, the players. And the manager is Philip Seymour Hoffman has made he rest in peace. What was his name in the movie? I can't remember how Gordon Howe, but that doesn't sound. But he looked amazing. He had the manager gut down. And the hair for me. He was just built in that movie to come out of the bullpen. And jab his finger into the chest plate of an umpire. Say some things that aren't quite offensive, but are going to get you riled up, just don't call the guy cock sucker. Don't call him cock sucker. The one thing you can't call him. I think he called him a cock sucker. Yeah. So this is nominated for 6 Oscars. Including best picture best actor best supporting actor Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are both nominated for cadmium awards. It did not win best picture, did it. It did not. Then when anything did it. No, it didn't win any of the Oscars it was not made for. It was the first of two nominations for Jonah Hill. He was not made for this one, and then Wolf of Wall Street. Started his ascent to being a serious actor..
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"That film experience taught me a lot. You know, Rick and Julia are very, some of the most intelligent people I've ever come across and they're also extremely educated in the language of film. They have an extremely high bar and they know a lot. And it was fun to be around them and listen to Julian Rick argue. I've learned a lot. It felt like, wow, this is where I'm supposed to be right now. Like, I got to be in Paris, making a movie with Julie delpy, and it was a good one. And that, I mean, what else do you want in life? I read that when you worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2006, you realized that what made him so great was his experience playing smaller parts. And during the years that he was doing that, you said that you were doing films like white fang and getting paid a lot of money and girls were asking for your autograph. And while working with him, you realized you needed to work harder. And I was wondering, harder in what way? I watched nobody's fool the other day. Paul Newman movie Robert Benton directed really wonderful film and Philip Seymour Hoffman plays like this small town deputy or something. It's just kind of an idiot little part, but oh, he probably has ten lines in the movie. And I was friends with him back then. He works so hard on that part. Who was that guy? What is the opposite pockets? How did he get the job? Why does he do this dumb thing? What's his thing? He was rigorous with his imagination. And you know, I watched the movie and serious later and he's just so wonderful in it. And so when he started getting bigger parts, he applied the same rigor to every line. He had. And I had kind of a, you know, let's get through this scene. I'm really looking forward to that scene. We're going to shoot on Thursday attitude. You know? And I started seeing the possibilities of there's a difference between the job of leading man and the job of a character actor. And fascinatingly enough, the job of the character actor is extremely challenging because you have to facilitate the story. You've got a job to do, and that's your only, then you get laser focused about it. And then when you come back to a larger part, you see, oh, smaller stitches in the fabric. You know, you see how to sew it tighter. You see how to help your seam partner. And that's really the change for me. Despite the lesson you learned from Philip Seymour Hoffman about working harder, you've also come to recognize that every time you tried to sell out, you fell on your ass, your words, not mine. I like these quotes you're finding. I suspect that you're talking about your first foray into television, which I want to talk about briefly before going into good lord bird. The Fox show exit strategy. What happened with that show? That was my mid life crisis, you know? That was like a turn 40 and I felt like I had to quit being an artist and get a real job and hate it like everyone else. Why? Was it because of having so many children? Was it? My wife was pregnant with my fourth kid and the economy it just dropped out in 2008 and I'd spent a lot of the previous years falling back in love with the theater. You know that thing you asked me about Phil and smaller parts, you know, I got really interested in that and I started doing smaller parts and some big Broadway you know I did the bridge project, which we took Chekhov and Shakespeare all over the world. I did coast of utopia, which ran for a year. It's a 9 hour play about Russian radicals and hurly burly. I'd done for almost a year and they're all big ensemble pieces. I mean, some of those parts are big, some of them were small. And while I was doing that, I was living like I was making a $1 million a year making movies. And I was having a lot of children. And you know, you asked me, you know, when I was a kid, I was very, very fortunate. You know, Deadpool society, I had this money. I just I got to do what I wanted to do. And all of a sudden I couldn't do what I wanted to do. I wasn't getting cast. Younger actors were getting more parts and you start kind of seeing the world. And I just panicked. You know, and I love Antoine fuqua and we had this idea or maybe we can we can make a great cop show, you know, what if we did? Well, and I started bending my mind too well with Antoine would do it. Maybe we could make this badass cop show and sneak one through and I don't mean to knock that show or whatever, but they didn't really let Antoine do what he wanted to do. The show never turned into the show that we had imagined it would be and thank God it didn't happen. You said that it ultimately resulted in your rebooting and revitalizing the next ten years of your life. How? I just started doing things I care. You know, I have an amazing wife. And she's an amazing partner. And she's not a materialist. She's like, don't do that. What are we making the money for? She sees very clearly the kind of capitalist design that this country gets motivated on the accumulation of wealth, the accumulation of possessions. That's how we define success. And we all just kind of get on this treadmill and hate ourselves if we have to get off it and feel like we failed if we don't have the school that we want or the house that we want and she just wasn't buying into it and she's like, let's start making decisions based on love. Let's tap, that's what you need to do. And I started doing things I cared about. And then my career started going well again. You know, it's mysterious how that happens. It's so interesting the arc of a career. You've said that there have been three times over the course of your career that you felt washed up. Yeah, it's a completely. What made you continue on? And how did you overcome that sense of being sort of over and done with or discarded? How did you find the way to reinvent yourself? The world is not a very responsible critic. I don't know what they're talking about. You know, lots of things that aren't very good make people tremendous money and lots of things are staggeringly brilliant going noticed. I mean, through the history of the world and the history of arts, if you are in service of your art, then everything's easy. And if you want the art to be in service of you, promoting you, if everything you do has to be successful, everything you do has to be quote unquote good. And then you're always waiting for everybody's reaction as supposed to really just engaging with what you want to communicate. What do you want to be doing? And you know, there's so many churches in New York with basements where you can do a play. And you know, there's something that really moved me. I read this obituary of brilliant actor Paul schofield. Late in his life, he was acting acting in a very high level, playing big parts, but only at the church near him. And he realized that it doesn't matter how many people see it. It matters what you do. And I want to walk to work and I'm going to play king Lear at my church. Everything gets washed away like a sand castle anyway. Who do you want to be? What do you want to do with your time? One of the things that I do want.
Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"It's like, that's just, you know, that's ice cream and icing and gravy. I mean, it's just like you said a bunch of things. Ripped off by Al Pacino. So yeah, you said a lot here that I want to kind of touch on quickly. You know, the Al Pacino ripping into you, you are so unbelievably awesome in that scene, right? Because in that epilogue, that monologue that he gives is it's one of the best moments in movie history. I dare somebody to say otherwise, he says, you know, in the midst of it, he calls out Harry Trent Jimmy. There's a look on your face that you're like, almost like he's ready to kind of just give you guys some props or some respect. And then he drops the FU two. Like it is one of the coolest moments in movie history. It truly is Nick. Thanks. Yeah. And you mentioned the score. The fact that Thomas Newman wasn't nominated for that to joke. There's a shot. There's a shot of the four of you on the Internet that makes me really makes me like nostalgic, I love it, it makes me sad because of Philip, but it's just a great shot of the four of you. And I've had Austin Pendleton on the show, and he raised about Philip Seymour Hoffman. And I think they got the casting right. They got the casting perfect, I should say, with this movie. And when you rewatch it because I know you have your own son today. When you rewatch it, I'm curious, have you ever rewatched this movie with your son because I think he's probably close to the age that these guys were supposed to have been in the ballpark. I'm guessing. But yeah, my son is 15. So close, he's close to yeah. Yeah, we're getting there. And we watched it for the first time, he was last. He was last year. Wow. You know, very cool. He got a real, you know, he got a real real kick out of it, you know, and he but forever, he'd like, but he had seen scenes of the movie of me in it, YouTube, like this generation does they grab everything on the clips and bits off of YouTube first before anything. But you know he's been marking me as Harry havemeyer since I think he was like 5 or 6 years old. That's so great. That is such a great dad son moment. And Harry is totally the ringleader here, but it is really a beautiful movie, right? Because we're both Pacino and Chris start off. You know, Frank Slade, it might take is and you could say what you want. Frank Slade is a guy that's hurt by life, let down by people angry, to press suicidal..
The Big Picture
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on The Big Picture
"And he's obviously a power of PTAs and he's told PTA these stories about his life as a young child actor. And so certainly some of this movie is Gary's memories, certainly some of it is Paul's memories, kind of building these things back together. You know that this movie is largely based on true stories because it is deeply idiosyncratic. It is so specific. Some of the journeys in episodes that Gary and Alana get into here could only come from someone's real life. Yeah. I mean, there's like a definite, healthy choice, coupons, quality to some of these things. In a warmer way. And everything that you said about the phases of his career resonates. It is also a later in life PTA's not old. We're not old. Guys, we're all in the prime of our lives. We're doing great, but you can feel that softening and even the way that he is examining as you said and noted in our outline. You know, yet another hustler, like a young character trying to figure out his place in the world, but instead of it coming from that angry young man place, it comes from a place of look at what we've done and look at how great it is to be making this movie. There is a lot of joy in this movie as well. Yeah, I've been describing it as comic and not a comedy. There are a lot of laughs, but it is not. And there are a couple of moments in which it goes sort of broad and you're looking for a big laugh line in the audience. Both screenings that I've been able to attend. It's been a very warm crowd, ready to embrace the movie. But, you know, it's not anchorman. You know, it's not trying to be anchorman. It's a little bit different. And I think, you know, it's also clearly a coming of age story in which the Gary character. And then really, frankly, more the Alana character, I think, is kind of having a lot of realizations about her station and life and what kind of person she wants to be. She endures. And the movie I think is kind of wrong foots you where you think this is gonna be a Gary movie and I think it ultimately does become an a lot of movie and interesting ways. But, you know, Paul has talked about American Graffiti, I think is kind of a signal for this film showing that film to his kids and kind of getting their reactions to it, showing that movie to Alana to Alana heim I'm talking about, of course who plays a lot of Canada the movie Cooper Hoffman, who the son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays Gary in this movie, I love these kinds of movies. I also love hangout movies. You know, we talk a lot about, I think we think of Richard linklater as the author of the hangout movie in the 21st century. So it was fun to see him. I guess depressurize his movie. You know, did that surprise you that when you sat down because I think we think we have a different set of expectations for a PTA experience..
Lights Camera Barstool
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Lights Camera Barstool
"I watch it i. I watched that clip every now and then tweeted out And then i'm gonna go. Davis actress fences reason performance But had one for actor that one still blows me away. Can we talk about on the pot all the time. Whenever it's a movie that's converted from stage to screen it just it one thing to be good but it's nothing to be great and davis finds a way to have a stage presence on screen yet. It still feels like a movie. It doesn't break that weird fourth wall and it's just such a fucking and denzel pretty damn good alpine here but she incredible in that role that once seen with who the guy we interviewed russell hornsby where like he's talking like wanna borrow money. Whatever in the even viola davis and that seemed to all man acting right like that's like that's the thing like that right there. That's fucking acting like there's just some rolled up she throw a bunch of. I don't know there's many people who can throw that type performance and with that emotion when it comes emotional reactions in dialogue outfielder kind of unbeatable. Nonsense trill your. And i'm gonna i'm gonna i'm gonna go with best actress. I've talked about this actress before i. She is my favorite actress of all time. And this is a movie that got a lotta love okay. In and this is another movie. We haven't talked a whole lot on podcast. 'cause normally were making jokes about a new fast and furious Marriage story two or whatever the hours because remember the hours two thousand the hours two thousand and two thousand and three movie. Gotta lotta love. I think it may have been a nominated for for best picture. Maybe at one nicole kidman won best actress for this. But julianne moore gave a better performance in that movie. And i i think her performance in that movie is one of my favorites pay favorite performances of all time but across the board like the way it picked philip seymour hoffman than went to robert deniro. Julian moore's my pick. We talked about versatility but also just her her screen presence is.
Your Mom's House
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Your Mom's House
"Check them out affects. Yeah this doesn't look different than tai-bo remember tai-bo yeah. He was doing that. It was a little different in ventura boulevard little different. This looks like cyber moose. It does look like it. He looks good. He's in good shape though. Whatever he's doing is working for him. It's under the bridge 'cause you that's the next. La health craze is under the bridge fitness with this guy. Like i bet you if you just started doing that and like warriors joined to people like forrest gump before. I know it sounds a sign a waiver though for under the bridge workouts. They're like you. You're working out with us at your own risk if you get robbed beaten stabbed eld. That's the whole fun. That's the thing that's going to motivate you to lose weight and get in shape. You gotta run away on me. You're under the bridge the bridge and then this guys. I found boom. Everyone's like scared. He's like and i'm gonna fucking way you every week to if your fucking fat fucked push you in the traffic. It's great this would motivate me. You ever like walked. Well you have. If you walked on ventura north you know under an overpass. it's scary. It's always had wild shit underneath it just in the last year when the homeless situation got real crazy. Here it's all you've always walked away to speed up and you're like oh since i was a little girl and i go under an underpass like this. It's always went like there would be an outline of the dead body. The someone someone gets shot under the bridge or you get flashed. I've been flashed under a bridge No good things happen. Always seems like this place where you'd go to drugs absolutely great place to do specifically heroin. You were looking to shoot up somewhere under a bridge is a great well. It's a nice place because you can a song under the bridge by the we're actually peppers doing hair. La heroines time. theft field. dune have lou partner list. Really old alone is the city and range. Lowly has asked damned won't fees lack come on doing heroin place. I love these guys. This is such an la but the good thing about under the bridge is like you can keep your mattress. They're like it's it's plenty of specifying because one thing when you do heroin yours went. Take a nap. And it's cool to one place under a bridge and you can do. Both you can do drugs and no one sees you and you can rest. And if you're really thoughtful you can put a or next year mattress and the whole bedroom setup bedroom under the bridge now anything about it. I think you're gonna keita's impression is so insulting. The he has got a less. Because i've listened that song so many times that he has a little list i hear. Yeah yeah he does he goes. Yeah i don't ever want to be in the beginning thumb times fee you. He's got the lip it's fine. It's it's look. It's what makes the chili peppers unique. They're amazing ban. There are very distinctly an la thing them. Jane's addiction. They're fucking rod eleven we. Maybe we're leaving money on the table here. Hear me out. i'm hearing you. What if we started a hotel for people to do heroin in. It's like a nicer environment. Yes they don't have to go under the bridge. Sure they don't really do this in like norway amsterdam. I bet the toilet you here. But they don't charge enough to make it a good business model. Oh you want to chart. But here's the thing. The four seasons always broke. They're not going to be well. Then you got the actors who are not. Philip seymour hoffman. Would they just go to the four seasons. They're not going to be like. Is there a heroin fucking hotel. There might be but but thinking about it what about a hotel specifically catering to all your heroin needs. They provide spoons. Lighters tie off road. Those aren't hard to find. It's not like they're like. I can't find a spoon you know but a clean one and a clean needle true. It's hard to find people aids the people that are like really struggling to find a clean spoon. They're not very high on resource. Hear what you're saying. But just feel like this shark tank. And i'm like i'm not gonna. What is i provided a hotel just for you do illegal drugs in at a very leisurely experience. A nice high end service like when you're super high on pot and it's two am and you're like fuck. I wish i had a brownie smoothie with peanut butter ice cap peanut butter. An ice cream in it. Ding-dong you just you call down to room service. And they have a stone or menu are maybe it's an allah. Carl you just tell them what you want and they bring it up. You wouldn't pay top dollar for that. Sure the stone or hotel. The now you're telling her how donors way better market than heroin. Mark donors will spend money stone. Her hotel and lot of people a lot of people pots legal and a lot of places. It's a great idea. That's a great idea. Oh go so broke on his hair meal. Listen you sometimes you gotta. She was passed out mouth of what happened. These are our customers. Sold any food this week. Beating here was just taken suppositories dirty match. Come on but i would want to provide a safe place for them to do heroin. So that thoughtful. All right.
Back To Work
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Back To Work
"Masterclass dot com slash back to work back to work. Michiko masterpass or a master key master. You get all the mouth losses when you get to them for free. Do you want them to know what i take it back. Cut all that out okay. I'll edit this video of system of a down. I haven't seen any ages. Hey thanks to mask left our stop. No no not you pro like me me. I'm mambo doug face to the are thanks to minister class for sporting five five and back to work that last part i did my national public radio voice. We do. We do mind the dude minds. Dude minds I saw picture photograph in the last week of philip. Philip seymour hoffman in his dorm room as a lad. Oh yeah yeah looks like my dorm room. It's actor so He so great. Did you ever go back and watch boogie nights. Oh you know we should do all of our follow up follow through follow in. Follow out follow overs. Now we'll do some of our recapping you Did you ever end up watching. I've given you a bunch of non non non. what's the word. I'm looking for an article. Canonical non required homework. I giving you more of what i would call reserve rating reserve reading his basically passive aggressive homework reserves. Because you got homework we turned fan. But it'll be like oh. Yeah like if you care look you go read these articles library which you just head on over there. It's not the people who care could go. Reader goes by joan duty. And i don't know if you can be troubled to renew. Yeah reserve reading pat. You like that passive aggressive homework. Yes anyway college what racket we talked about college on the last episode of rectus. And it's really good so homework things me wash masterclass. Don't you wanna talk about. I go all day. I mean start with something. I'm game for it. There's different kinds of follow up that we could do if you wanted to. Yeah here's a picture of to you. Yeah i think we've. We've talked some former fashion. I'm going to be opening a new thread when we have so many open threads but we were talking about premier. I don't know i'm just always reminded of like like there's these weird spectra. Which is i think a word i just made up spectrums of like. We're axes of like what we have to learn a nap or you have to do a thing. How can i put this really. Big is a really big shore but you know. Have you ever had things where again. Obviously i've been watching a lot of silicon valley which has just become sort of. I don't know how this happened exactly. But i stumbled back onto it. I i know. I love it but i forgot. How much loved it the characters. Oh my gosh yes jared. I'm so obsessed with jared right now. But i was going back and watching that you know. And there's a pretty funny episode where richard finally gets a girlfriend and but of course he breaks up with her because she's a space rather than tabs and then they get into which is a little bit tacky but but no i think for a mainstream audience. It's not that hockey but it's also true. There are people who have been they also mentioned like them an e max and like well how do you get into them versus e maxwell i learned just in a to be dangerous because on a terminal like in my telnet account. That's how you would edit a file. You had to know enough v. i to just be able to do the most basic stuff. Sure i mean. I've got a book about it. I never learned it. I've got stolman. Amex book i just don't have enough fingers to read it but ha- ha- what is it about now in that case it might because you use to use so much or pine or whatever that you got okay good at it because you had to rate but then there's other kinds of things where like you find yourself more attracted to this rather than that and you know. There are innumerable even in this episode. We've already had numeral numerous examples of what. I'm talking about 'cause in the nineties. There was a real like function where i'm looking for not a war exactly but before I'm hoping this right. But time was that it was basically if you're in the graphics. The simmer graphics world. You're generally using aldus products which then became w products. Like you were using. But you're using this or you're using that. There were illustrated people and they were freehand. People know what i mean. Yes there were like even even down to like it got to by the mid late nineties there were entire suite like i was using again. I think this became adobe. But there was go live cyber studio but then you can also get like adobe dreamworks dreamworks and integration and. There's always different things you know. Talking about narcissism of minor differences. These differences are not minor to the people who are choosing their side in the great app war. But there's just certain kinds of apps where you like. This is what i've always used. I can't understand what anybody would use something else. And again. Apropos of our previous discussion when that premier came out a lot. Excuse me when that final cut pro came out. A lot of people freaked. Yes in the same way that when they changed all the key commands on photoshop. A lot of people forget because that becomes your tool bench that becomes the thing that you know how to do the thing where you're not. I mean maybe you're a fan and you're a you're a you're fighting in the clone wars over which app is good and all the other ones are terrible for. I just think it's so interesting how you know. There's not the number of sort of mid level. Mac apps it there used to be. There's been a lot of shaking out in the market. But i still think it's so interesting when something comes along that can make you feel like a real weirdo where your friends are really like this one app. That like i think a good. He's a pretty good example. Today are independent graphics. Apps there are people out there like siracusa. lease a copy of photoshop. Who still like lisa copy of light room but a lot of us are like okay. Do you like pixel mater or do you like acorn or do you like the other ones and i like them. All i like acorn is what i use on the mac. I love there are so. I wanna say pixel mater photo on. Ipad is one of the single best outs. I've ever used machine learning to improve your photos. It does all this amazing stuff but like it just. I just always think it's so interesting. How can i put this the opposition. That i want to address that i think is an interesting idea is just you know you try something one time..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Relentless Geekery
"When you do keep much more of your window or earnings, you really, there's money to be made if you sell a hundred thousand copies, Something and the Lion's Share, you know what I mean? So yeah, I mean in that part of the deal Mark Hamill got was what we can't pay you a whole lot cuz you're unknown but we'll give you a percentage of all the garbage that we make. Wow, what a deal. That's yeah, there's a couple people from what I understand Keanu, Reeves has done that multiple times where the associate himself with projects that they really, they couldn't pay him. He was already enough of a star that he was worth it. But he said, you know, to worry about if it does, well, just give me some part of the back, end, the excavators. But, and so many movies, like The Matrix and apparently made a lot of money and their other think he's been involved in, you know, when you're, when you're a franchise figure, for the John Wick, movies are the Matrix movies, you, you can then do whatever you want for the rest of your life, cuz you've got fuck you, you know? And that man is a an honorable case study in them. Off. Because they're, I've hurt read many stories where he was on some movie and he's like, you know, who would be perfect for this other part that I'd love to act with so-and-so. And he named him after, I don't think we could afford him. He's like, fine, take away from my pay and give it to them so they can be in this movie. Exactly. Yeah. So I'm like, wow, that's so cuz from our Viewpoint, okay, if I get paid Thirty million to do a movie but I can get paid twenty-five million and also be with this other great actor. Okay. Great what's 5 million once you've made, you know, ten or Twenty exactly how long must be a couple of movies that were made, I love under those offices, were people that there's, there's a huge ensemble cast and they're all pretty big stars in their own, right? But they just wanted to work together. You know what I mean? I thought it was really good actor. I don't know. Philip Seymour Hoffman, or something like that, but a whole bunch of people have always wanted to work temp or wanted to be in a Woody Allen movie or whatever else it might be. And they kind of, I don't know if it's for scale as they say, you know, log Was a regular actor guess but they find some way of being able to work together. That's not only about the and that's right in Commerce, have to collide, but they don't have to be like. It wasn't reached the office in the alley, you know what I mean? So, well, the Mace Windu in Star Wars, you know, and who else Simon Pegg was in the force awakens off. And Daniel Craig, he was just filming a James Bond movie, close by to force awakens and said, I'd love to..
Death of a Film Star
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"And then too bad. But the limits get loosened phillips between one project and another. The day stretched out in front of him. Mt and inviting days to waste away. Turn into days spent wasted alcohol's gentle womb doesn't quite cut it and neither does the folk of prescription pills heroines. Embrace welcomes him back. Philip stone co sobriety was only a few months ago but slowly heroin pills him out of family life so we have sunday tuxes but his demons. Don't go away. They hide just beneath the surface pulling him back down into the docket steps. He knows the risks. The heroine's changed but he's changed. The drug comes cuts with tepe. Powerful painkillers now. His body is flabbier. he's heart. We are them when he used but that doesn't matter logic con stand in the way of his next kick. He's still filming. He's playing the director of a deadly dystopian game. Show the hunger games. He rains down death and plays with. Contestants lives just like his own word is getting out. One time he calls a reporter from atlanta where the final hunger games is being shocked but he slurring sentences fizzle into nothing names places and people a lost in the haze but the end. The.
Death of a Film Star
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"He's good he school up putting on a couple of oth- amila place by chance the same small life dramas and dilemmas. He saw in the audience that time on the stage. Philip shines and in that success the seed is sown. It proves something to him something he seen in his mother but now knows for himself. That lives can be wrenched in new directions. That old weaknesses can be overcome it. So's a sense of urgency and impatience and impulsiveness.
Death of a Film Star
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"Doesn't want to lead. You want something more interesting because between the matinee idol and the pantomime villain is the every man is where we watch for in the darkness of the cinema with our little weaknesses. Temptations are cruelties and compromises phillips on screen. You don't see a star sean. Embark you see a reflection with every failing magnified the lost the loathing the arrogance that deceptions. His characters don't plan world domination. Nothing that evil but the everyday ins the ones we will have their. Oh they're barely repressed..
Never Seen It
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Never Seen It
"To this check out gore in life. Gosh we're here to play if you haven't seen any movies and you're on sixty this podcast. You are being held prisoner that angle checkout prisoners. It's a good may as well. I'm always it's crazy. That is someone once asked me. No i don't remember but they were just like is is all good acting yelling and then i started thinking about it and i'm like i don't think it is but i think all great performances have some yelling like i'm like listing like movies and that's one of hugh jackman in this movie. He doesn't yell like he's in the car screaming. I'm like he is in the car. Scream and look. I can't where's it. Good they don't yell comedy or they're yelling even doubt every more yelling at somebody and he's crushing it. He's the best yellow of all time. Yeah even like punchdrunk. Love is in like so little of it but when screaming at him to get out of the when he finally sampson and finally tracks down and start screaming. I'm like house. he's so much better. Yell along came polly. He yells and he's five. This is the part in the movie where you do the thing master. Yes i had to okay. We will invite it shows. The las culture recess do show called. I don't think so honey. And it's basically live Sort of ranting and doing what they do in their podcasts. I drew amy adams to like rant. About and my. She's my favorite actress and my whole rant was that she needs to demand she has she to retroactively. Get an oscar. Because anyone who gives a hand job to philip seymour. Hoffman should get an award for especially then now. It'd be weird but especially then domain. She doggy style. Sex to the opening of before the devil knows your with your parents because you go down. You like philip seymour hoffman. Turn it on on on demand on comcast and that is happening. I watched that movie like days after he died and it was not the vibe. I was like this is really good. But i'm not in the right head space to watch title with that title. Who would have thought it was like easy watch. I think this is a. He's like doing hereon he. It's like it was too close to home love. He was in so many movies. And i wish she was in so many more movies agreed degree. All right well. We had to take their a few minutes ago Thank you guys for listening. Dana vankirk dot com and check out everything Thank you for listening to podcasts. Everybody good sterling's podcast network..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Not sabotage me. If you want to be in lightweight, then that's your call, But do not sabotage me, Captain. You got it. And if they want to drink merlot, we're drinking my love. Listen, I am not drinking any merlot. Okay, relax. Miles. No, that's just know Marlo. Two middle aged men taking a bachelor's road trip to wine country. Yeah, Sideways. Yes. Savior. Yeah, That's Paul Giamatti and you Google e no idea. She didn't apology money and who's the other voice? Um, the guy that was in that divorce movie right with her TV show with Sarah Jessica Parker would be a real son. That's Who's that voice was He's been on our show before. It's not what he is Somebody who is that it's zlook in enough right now. Thomas J. Yes, Thomas Hayden Church, a church? Yeah, he was sure he was fantastic. Yeah. He's confusing. Those two are kind of like Thomas, Jayme and Thomas Hayden Church. Yeah, yeah, they've got they've got the same thing in common. You should say that. Let's go ahead. Well, hello back in sales, I think OK, so so when that happened, Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn't he and that as well as Paul Giamatti. Sander. Oh, got divorced from her has been right after this. That was our first year at the sex was the year of sideways. Philip Seymour Hoffman. No, but he want to say that your friend your meds and yes, she was in it. But then she member her. But Philip Seymour Hoffman won the sag that year for playing that writer. Capote. But okay, the first year of this, it wasn't on and then he died like the next year. Just Buzz Kill Betty today talking about the Depression after the royal wedding. You're both that it could happen. Yeah. Okay. Okay. Can you name to joy I should be. You shouldn't be obeying a dungeon. Okay? Can you name this vacation movie from 2010, based on these snippets from critics reviews This sequel rips the heart and soul out of the franchise woefully unfunny and narcissistic. That's in the city, too. Yeah, Very good. That's good. Lauren has a rating of 16 on rotten tomorrow, but it's so good. Don't believe it. Did second line. The funny one liners. The second one was. There is only two. Yeah, It's hysterical. Samantha and her hot flashes and it's hysterical. I just watched it. Yeah. It's still delivers. Laurie, But do remember that, like 70% of movie critics are hated our guys. Yeah, that's right. Oh, gosh, That movie's funny, but they hated Miranda. You know they hated the movie, The wedding planner, right? Hello and Matthew Makani. We love a lot of people want to snuggle up on a Saturday if they don't win Oscars, But that's a snuggle movie that people remember a long time like, you know. Museum. Alabama Exactly alien movies. Yeah. All right, 323, Julia, we got maybe, And on this one, okay? The tiebreaker. Um I'll play a sound bite from a 1991 Bill Murray movie. And your name. It's sailing sailing down, Daddy. No. God's healing and I'll tell you, you best go and Wilson. I'm gonna read you a description from I am DBS, A successful psychotherapist played by Richard Dreyfuss loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients and obsessive compulsive neurotic played by Bill Murray. Tracks and down to his family vacation. It's not Goodbye, girl. It's Richard II even know I did, the analyst No. The therapist if you don't get it, I do. I have any idea what about Bob? Okay, Okay. I had to see that movie because I was dating someone at that time that we had. I hated that movie. That's a terrible title of you hated that movie. Okay, guy flick. Here we go in the 1960 movie Where the boys are right, boys there somewhere. We talked her down four college girls had the Fort Lauderdale Baba blah. This song is being sung by corn checked out. Rosa Maria Franco,.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The last half hour we shared our conversation with two time Oscar winner Hilary Swank. And the director of her new movie, Chicago's very own Deon Taylor. Very interesting conversation. Not only about this nor thriller that they do, but I think also very, very interesting. About theaters opening up in the future of whether or not we'll be going back to theaters. What they both had to say was, I thought very, very interesting. We'll post that up on the Web, so you could watch that later. Hillary in this movie stars with Michael Ealy. Been in a whole variety of films, comedies, dramas, just everything. I mean, this is an actor who could do a lot in this movie he plays. Sports agent goes to Vegas with four bachelor party has a one night stand, returns back to his home and wife on whom he's just cheated. And that night. There is a home invasion and the detective who was investigating the home invasion is the woman from the one night stand. And she ain't going away. She's just is not going away. It's very fatal attraction like I don't think it's quite as solid Azaz fatal attraction, but it's still a good movie. I still enjoyed it, and I certainly enjoyed their performances in this movie. And we talked with Hillary and Dion on the zoom. Likewise with Michael, he'll think I'm gonna start calling you Chameleon man because you put Michael Ealy into any kind of genre any kind of role you knock it out of the park E mean, is that your intention when you choose your roles? That might have been the highest compliment I've ever received. Ever genuinely appreciate that. Thank you. Because You know you try. That is kind of the That's the goal, right? Like, you know, you know the actors that I respect growing up and that I still respect to this day are the ones that You might not necessarily be movie stars, but are able to kind of just blend in and just do anything you know, like a Philip Seymour Hoffman or don Sheetal type of actor like those guys, I just I just love them so much. And so that chameleon comment like that is that is Thank you. Thank you. Yeah, that that Z by design. You know what? I'm gonna throw a couple of other names into that mix like a Tom Hanks. I just watched him to a western, which I never saw before a Jimmy Stewart who did comedies and dramas and everything but he CEO I'm And you are you are you are the You Know the guy here, my friend. That's appreciate that. I mean, you know You know, I'm just trying. Tomo. Obviously you want to bring your a game And then when you work with Hilary Swank, you want to try and bring your double a game. Uh, and, you know, I think she's uh, She's phenomenal. She's so intense and she's so like Dialed in that you know you You have no choice but to show up on Bring it. What does that mean to you? When you you know when you go into any movie, really, and you're acting partners in the movie If you're working against the two Time Academy Award winner does that Does that mean something different to you? I think the key is to not be intimidated by it, right. You know, I think accolades can sometimes separate us. And you know, at the end of the day if we're both on a stage and we're both on a set We birth. We both earned the right to be there, and we should act accordingly. Now, none of this was a problem with Hillary. Hillary doesn't act like she's above anything. She's very much a giving actor and very dialed in and very human and normal and it was fantastic to work with her. On Again If I'm not intimidated by you, then I know I'm in a zoo long as I'm giving the space and I could breathe and play. Then, hopefully we we jam well together, and it just becomes like like jazz and a lot of ways, And it just becomes much more fun. Much more fun than anything else..
The Book Review
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred