18 Burst results for "Philip Seymour Hoffman"
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We are in the capital as the districts grow poorer. Live from the kingdom of Washington, D.C. Pan Am today, Pan Am tomorrow and Pan Am forever. You don't get the reference. I do recommend you watch these films. They're well acted and well written. I have no idea the intent behind Hollywood's production of these films, but regardless of the intent, the actual product is a perfect picture of what we are living through. If you don't know the Hunger Games films, the framing is that there are several external districts that work hard in manual labor, coal, natural resources that constantly send their hard earned resources to the capital while the capital is perfectly manicured, living opulent lives. And again, I don't know if the intent of that film or the books before the film were to actually display what is happening right outside the window here in the kingdom of Washington, D.C. But I'm a big believer that when there is a piece of art that confirms something true, you should pursue that piece of art because then all of a sudden you see it differently and you're able to look at it more analytically. It doesn't always happen. Again, there's plenty wrong with the Hunger Games, but I will say Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of America's greatest ever actors, fortunately passed away. He gives a great performance and so does Donald Sutherland, who I think is now 88 years old, gives a first class performance. I'm not a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, but she actually did a really good job in that. And so I'm reflecting on this. And I remember the first time I came to Washington, D.C. and I was struck with awe and grandeur. Now, maybe I was naive. That was 10 years ago. Maybe I was just young, naive, 18 years old, whatever. But honestly, in the years that followed, there was a sense of the holy. And I do not mean holy in a spiritual way, OK? But holy, if you actually use the word in the Hebrew, means separate, elevated. You take it seriously, OK? And before I get a bunch of hate mail, oh, Charlie, how dare you call government institutions holy, what I'm trying to, here's a great example. If you see someone throw a flag on the ground, you get upset. You don't do that to the flag. It's holy. It should be separate. It should be elevated. There should be a flag code. I'm total in agreement with that, right? And I think we've all felt that way about our government institutions. Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, White House, Capitol Building. You want to have that be a place where there's a little bit sacred. But if I'm being honest with you, walking the streets of Washington, D.C. this morning, I feel as if it's been desecrated, that it's not the center of liberty, that it's kind of this heartbeat of degeneracy. The center of payoffs and backslapping deals and debt and avarice and pride, literally. And I, cronyism, and I'm driving by these remarkably ugly government buildings, Department of Interior, Department of Labor. So we stop at a stoplight this morning in Washington, D.C., and I look out the window and Mikey and our team says, so what's this building? What do they do? I said, they make you poor. He said, what? I said, it's the Federal Reserve.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Cinemavino
"Which is fair. Yeah. I messed that up. I've been disrespecting John Carpenter. I think I tried to attribute another director to John Carpenter and another podcast a couple of weeks ago. I need to watch what is the one with the pirate zombies, the John Carpenter. It's not the mist, but the fog, I think. Is it John Carpenter film? That I've never seen. I haven't either. But they've already, they did a remake with Tom Welling from smallville. I don't remember anything about it. I didn't see it either. Are you a little foggy on it? That's accurate. So a brief plot summary. Follows a family of horse wranglers who live just outside of Los Angeles out in the mountainous desert countryside. They have a ranch out there and they train horses specifically for use in the movies. And Hollywood. And the beginning of their outworking Daniel Kaluuya plays a song, Keke Palmer is the daughter. And Keith David, who I always think of as something about Mary. Yeah, as the dad and something about Mary. I was thinking as the gargoyle Goliath from gargoyles. Yes. Oh, yeah. At the beginning of the movie, he not a spoiler. I mean, if you don't know anything about the movie, don't listen, but fair warning in the first few minutes, he's killed by if you don't want the first two minutes of the movie spoiled. He dies. He dies. And what I reminded me of Magnolia with the biblical, like the reigning toads, like all of a sudden, it starts raining random objects from the sky. It was Magnolia, was that Tom Cruise. Yeah, Paul Thomas Anderson. I never saw it Philip Seymour Hoffman, yeah, at the end of PSH. Rains toads not to be confused with steel magnolias. Yeah. Different movie. Dolly Parton. Yeah. And that movie it rains tears at the end. No. But he has killed and the kids inherit by a nickel. And they inherit the horse farm. Nickel falling at terminal velocity and goes right through his eye. And brain, I guess. Yeah. And the kids start to try to run things, even though the daughter emerald is more focused on her. She wants to be actress dancers. Yeah, she's in a Hollywood personality. Which comes into play. She wants to get into the movie business and get out of this family business. And the son, Otis junior, OJ, wants to keep the family business going and run it and he feels obligated to keep it going. Very stoic character. Yes. Man a few words. Yes. Very classic cowboy. Yeah, he's not personable or sociable. And certain circumstances. Any circumstances. If you've seen this actor Daniel Kaluuya and Judas kalua. Daniel, what? Daniel Kaluuya. Daniel Kaluuya kaluuya. Daniel Kaluuya. It's tough to say fast when you're done. I've never heard you say it. It sounds like Kahlua. Daniel Kaluuya. The black messiah played in Fred Hampton. Yes. Totally different than this movie. It's like, I saw him in Black Panther. Yeah. I mean, he is that too. He can be the fiery actor. So you know he is. Judas and the black side is a great movie.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Cinemavino
"6 and a half. So I'm going with respectful. Sean. That's fair. I had it at 6 and a half, yeah. It's charming, but yeah. Yeah. So here in my thoughts. So I have to have this, it's a good movie. I think it's a little bit overrated for the acclaim that it got at the time. I think Hugh Grant Andy McDowell are a little bit weird. They fall a bit flat as a couple. I wasn't a big fan of her performance in this movie. I thought it was a little bit a little bit weird, a little bit off. Because it's like that, to me, that role seems like it was written to be very like lively, bubbly, like she was supposed to be like this really flirty fun American. But one in a million characters. And to me. It was just a Ho bag. And to me Andy McDowell played her a little bit flat. But maybe that is what appeals to British people. Maybe so. That is like bubbly and wild for the British. Flat American. That could be a cultural difference. Sure, because she in real life is a very charming actor, like she's a southern, you know, she's very outgoing and bubbly. She is what this part is. Yes. You know, it's like you get the family that was written specifically for her, even though they cast a Tulsa native, where we are recording from gene triple horn. She was the first choice to play any other world. Yes. Yeah, she is, I believe in Edison graduate. Where are you going from? She babysat? For my girlfriend, I think. I heard her niece, baby said, I don't know. There's some connection there. You can see her bottom and look at that. What was that? What was that movie? Was it a stunt bottom? Was it a stock bottom though? But was it a stump but? I think it was the real butt. So she was cast in the original part. It's only two of the three horns. You can see Philip Seymour Hoffman's nuts and twists. I'll take twister. Yeah, I thought it was in the movie. It was in the theatrical cut. They added it for VHS. So Todd says. We still haven't seen it. You guys can help Todd with Philips humor. If you can show Todd Phillips seem more Hoffman's testicles. Yeah, I will mail you a check for $25. I like that. Actually, I'll throw in 5. No. You will get $30. If you can show me Philip Seymour Hoffman's balls and twister. I've heard that, again, if you haven't, if you're just joining us instead of you know, we've been talking about this for a while now. If you have the theatrical cut on real on twister, on Thursday, put down your phone, quit looking. I can't find it. It's impossible. There is a shot. I'm going on the dark web. Are you using Bing or deck go? Asked Jesus. I'm asking. I'm asking. I'm asking. I heard I asked you. That's okay. I already asked you. It's like, where is this website been all my life? Supposedly, the actual code twister Phillip Seymour Hoffman sits in a lawn chair and crosses his legs and you can see a Broadway. One day Todd, let it go. For your 50th birthday, we're going to buy you the actual film copy of a theatrical release just painting..
"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..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on KCRW
"Laura Dream of getting out of small town, Oklahoma and moving to California. In the first episode now streaming on Hulu the Friends season opportunity to make some extra cash on delivery driver steps away from his truck full of spicy potato chips. People on people say we're stealing. I do not get messages, people. Jesus Christ. Okay here, though. Ultimately, bear and Loris plans for escape get pushed off to another day. They and their friends have plenty to deal with at home on the reservation, including a rival gang encroaching on their turf. Reservation dogs, features and almost entirely indigenous cast as well as an all native writing team That makes it the first of its kind and co creator Sterling Hargo hopes it won't be the last hard Joe came up with the idea for reservation dogs with his longtime friend, Taika Waititi. When Ytd went off to make the next door movie hard. Joe had to take on show running the series on his own with many questions about how to do that job hard, Joe, and when he first met through bird running water, the longtime director of indigenous programs at the Sundance Institute where hard Joe was selected for a fellowship in 2000 and four Yeah, I mean, you know, bird basically was kind of almost curating and pulling different artists together and Really growing this like indigenous film community, and you know, through the support of Sundance. I went out to the Sundance Labs, and then I was at the festival and taken. I met because he had also been One of the people that Bird worked with over the years and also went to the labs and tycoon I met. You know what some of birds get togethers and functions And really, that's how we became friends and just remain friends. After that, because of the indigenous sort of film circuit, you're making films and a dark all in Oklahoma, where you wanted to work. That was a deliberate choice. Yes. I mean, you know, I've always sort of been stubborn and that I didn't want to leave here and you know, I always looked up to filmmakers like Richard Linklater that stayed in their communities and Helped those communities grow as well. And so I always wanted to do that here in Oklahoma. I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and you know, along the way, I was told a lot of times, I wouldn't be able to do that. You know, I think that it's very rare that people Try to do that. And so, you know, I was told numerous times that that was impossible that I would have to move to l A, um, I just never did. And I just made my films here and honestly, it was like I went out to L. A And I used to take meetings right after the Sundance Labs. I went out there with my script, and I thought I was like the toast of the town. You know, I thought it was gonna really, uh, I thought they were going to all the doors were going to be open, right? But it was a very different time. Then it was a very different industry than talk of diversity was not in the air. And different people that I would share the script with. Everyone loved the script, but ultimately the writing was on the wall. And they were. They were not going to make the film. I remember one guy saying, you know if we could get someone like Philip Seymour Hoffman on the poster, you know, maybe we could do for fun. That's bad cliche, but go ahead. Yeah, it was very much like a different time. Period. You know, so I sort of Tucked tail and ran and went back to Oklahoma and I was like, they're not going to make my films out there started just I had a bit of, uh, career here in Oklahoma, and I thought I could find the right support. And I did. I started making my films on a micro budget. He was barely making a living honestly, but it was And it was filmed the film and I just knew that at some point the industry would change and all I had to do is stick to my guns and keep making films and I did that. And it did change and then I You know, started coming back out to l. A one streaming and TV was sort of getting jobs and in that arena, and I could just feel the difference. You know, people were interested in stories and and my stories. And and they were also impressed that I made so many films on such a low low budget, you know, and just kept working throughout the years, But I think that really actually helped me a lot. I think that helped me a lot kind of give people confidence and hiring me. Right. They thought this guy gets it done for a price. Uh, which is important. I mean, you were on that in the bad days of the bad old days, except they're more like 10 minutes ago. You know it was that loop of well, We don't think this will make money because native films I mean, it's always like baseball films don't make money. Native films don't make money. Heard that multiple times that native films don't make money. You know, I even heard like, Well, this film is just a little to India, you know, or like this film is not Indian enough. We don't know where to kind of categorize it, You know, so it was very confusing to just say, Hey, I just want to tell a regular story about people. You know people that you know that's right people that I've known people that are in my family and You know, not necessarily films about identity. It was just stories you know, like, that's what I wanted to express. And it wasn't what they wanted. But you know, I could have let that discourage me and stop. But I I just knew that I needed to keep telling these stories. So practically speaking, how did you put together those micro budgets? I mean, it was so random, you know, it's like so many different ways. I mean, one time my producer He lived in Tulsa. He'd been rejected numerous times on trying to get funding for the film, calling everyone he knew, and he literally out of frustration. Yelled at his office. He worked in a law office. He yelled Really loud. Does anyone know anyone with any money except to use the curse word and this in turn, sort of rolled back in his chair and said, I might and Literally introduced him to someone who was interested in funding the film, and that's how I got my first film funded. Um I'm just thinking of the new approach. They're going to have people yelling out in offices all over the country. But God, exactly nine And then another time. There was just a guy with money that had approached my producer because they had a film that sort of fell apart. But the money was still there, and they were like, just sterling have anything that he wants to make, and I had had about had written half a script. It was about halfway through it. That's what I told my producer to lie, and I said, Tell him that I'm working on a second draft and I'll get it to them in two weeks. And so I finished. The script called Barking Water in a couple of weeks sent it to them, and then I was making it a few months later. Exactly. That's pretty great. This has been I mean, I know that you get this show gets talked about so much because as the first I imagine that's kind of gratifying that is being talked about, but a little frustrating that you're still in that lens of the You know the first the first, the first First Yeah, For sure..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Man to go alive. Hello? Who are you? The Alpha brain name is Josh. I'm going to say Albert perverted. Live up to 24 years old Only because you know if you do great in life. You know, you get over now and whatnot we chasing after that high for the rest of your life, he won't be able make it. That is true. And he and he never really. I mean, I heard he was really good in Lovecraft Country. I never watched that. But but those roles of chalky and uh and Omar those are roles that actors live their whole life striving for, you know, like two incredible roles, incredible characters and shows. Thank you. Thank you and good day. 7275791025 and 807 711025 Hydra got alive. Going on. What's up, Steve? Hey, you know the sad part of all this is that a lot of these actors are one lonely night in a hotel away from this happening and the people that they surround themselves with Don't catch it. I know that they ordered a bunch of drugs to the room the night before. That's what drives me nuts. Seymour Hoffman. This gentleman, a couple crew members that I've worked with that nobody knows that their own call sheets and stuff as crew That did the same thing. I just party down and didn't wake up and it's very sad. It is. And then you got that cake. You funny whoever the hell she is, but she throws a cocaine party out in Venice, California rents a million dollar mansion and, oops, The batch that she happened to order happened to be laced with fentanyl. And now three of her friends were dead and she was hospitalized. You know, you don't think at the time. This can't be worth it. Uh, you think I just want to party But you're right, man. One lonely night in a hotel room. Probably the worst thing possible for a guy like Michael K. Williams or a guy like Philip Seymour Hoffman or so many other young people who we've lost because they succumbed to their own demons. Steve. Great call. It's a bummer. The artistic people need to be Treated a different way. And even when it comes to depression, and I think a lot of that gets overlooked, but they have to, uh, dig inside of them to make art, whether it's acting, painting, singing or whatever you know or doing what you guys do. Yeah, and I think I read something from Michael K. Williams, where, he said. People assume that when an addict stops using their issues go away, But it's actually the opposite because they're using to cover up for the real issues that the ad the addiction stems from, so when they stop using their actually forced to confront the issues that made them want to use in the first place and man that's got to be so rough. That and then they're surrounded with people. Yes, ng the death. I mean, my example is about 10 years ago, Uh, Cuba Gooding Jr did an indie movie in New Orleans. And he ran rapid. He had a crew rental car on a Friday night and disappeared till Tuesday. And there was a warrant out for him from literally driving around drunk hitting cars at bars going to another bar, hitting another car going into another bar, starting to fight and going and doing an Kuba just ran around wild for four days is the funniest thing ever if you were in New Orleans on a set and knew what was going on? There was an A P B out for Cuba Gooding Jr for four days. Wow, Um But for you to understand that stuff goes on all the time. I did a movie with Melanie Griffith one after she divorced Antonio Band there's and he could not get it together. They had to fly him in. Keep him on set and he literally babysat her and held her hand every time they said cut, and I'm guessing he did it at night so she wouldn't go out and get plastered Holy, but there's a lot more going on to make the movies and TV shows people want. And a lot of that gets overlooked in the name of art. That gentleman should have had someone that cared about him knowing he was taking things to the next level and maybe looked out for him. But again, he's famous person. He's either around people that yes and the death or don't have people that have the balls. Pardon my French say some film sometimes, but that's the tragedy, but that I observed sometimes around That stuff. That's a great call Steve. Thank you, man. I appreciate you, Sharon Piece, man. Take it easy. Hey, Before we go into the next segment, we just brushed right by the fact that you had surgery on Friday. Oh, yes, I did. Uh, it doesn't feel it doesn't feel like I don't know if it's a procedure of sorts, right? I did. I had my LASIK with with up to graft vision. On on Friday. I am. I'm blown away, man. I I my glasses are in the past the experience. There was so easy, so painless. I was in and out in under four hours. I walk in by the way, Paul at the front desk. Her son is a big fan says he listens every day. Shout out to Paula son, Um And from that point, Caylee also very sweet woman. She takes me back tells me what they're going to do. I meet the doctor, Uh, doctor up to graph he is he is as cool as I thought he was. He's not only he's not only to go to what he does. He's a really cool, dude. So I got to meet him a little bit. And then I sit in this very relaxing chair where they give me something to relax, and I became very relaxed. And then they take you into the Lasix Sweet. Where I was in there for maybe 10 to 15 minutes and man, the other doctor who was in there. I wrote it down. I believe his name is Doctor Roberts. Huge, huge fan of the show has been listening forever. And I mean, you look at this light. And there's a little bit of pressure. And then I came out of there. I took. I took a nap when I got home. And that night I felt fine. Went for my follow up appointment. The next morning. They give you a vision. They give you a test and I have 2020 vision. No glasses. I feel 100% fine. I put some drops in my eyeballs to make sure that they don't get too dry. But, you know, my parents were down in Cape Coral for the weekend. They're like, Well, come on down, and I said, Well, I don't know what to expect here, so let's play it by ear. By Friday night. I was completely fine Saturday, We went down south spent the whole weekend down there. I finally got to where you want. It was so exciting. So many exciting things. Remember when we were at the all start? Um, uh, the All Star golf outing and they had the whole with the Acosta sunglasses. Very expensive. Nice sunglasses. I've never been able to wear them because they weren't prescription, so I got to wear them over the weekend. And it is it is. It feels like magic. It is absolutely amazing. I can't say. Enough good things about all of the people there. They were. So over the top nice to me, and they're nice to each other. They seem to all love each other and thank you to op to graph vision for everything. And you can book a free consultation. LASIK.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"Before we close out short podcast. I'm glad you brought the 'cause i've been stuck relying on my my physical media. Collections is streaming and i recently streamed owning mahoney which is a A movie based on a true story about debussy banker embezzles eleven billion dollars in the bank and trump. on which one of my favorite Philip seymour hoffman performances. But it really is just like throughout out that. Move at dating like he's passed away. Murray chalk and the great canadian character actors also superb as a rookie in that movie on his passed away. Really is like you know when you screen these movies which didn't come out that long ago on think we're never gonna performances from them again. Is is is is is is really sad if i if i want to watch the wire you know. It's going to be very hard to to avoid that. i'm eric. I didn't know if you wanna take a pot shot at the at the commenters over there over there and gm pro heroin caucus stating. It was somewhat ironic. You know the my film love boasts on order to win with george seagal here on added noting here on acts athletic individuals if people eight hour by this supposedly reactionary area statement. I i was shocked. Not really tell but you know. I thought the call i would add that an entitled boring listen fairly controversial statement. But evidently i'm not allowed to make cards bruce. He'll save everything. I.
"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..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Keep It!
"We're we're very precious about it. Because the idea came from us to like eric pearson roads is extraordinarily. Script is really good. Really tight really funny and then they did let us play along and at the end of that scene in particular there had been a different exit out of it and florence and i in rehearsals came up with this idea that you know i wanted to capture this idea about him that he you know. He's a he's a terrible father. He's a terrible narcissist who can't see the other at all at this point in his life. And i think it's because of the tremendous guilt and remorse. That he has that he's just become his bombastic idiot. Who has to like plows through other people but i wanted him to have moments in ohio when he was a real dad he was trying to be a real data and so i came up with this idea that when she would have trouble falling asleep because when they got there i think she was three years old and she was like four years old shoes. A baby i thought like oh here. She is transitioning to this new country and she couldn't fall asleep until i would put her in the back seat of the car and just drive around and play like a song and i was like i went to great. You know tom. great song. And it becomes transitional object for her so that when we reunite much later all he can really do is say look. I did some things. And i tried some things and i know this is week and i know this is horrible but this was all i was capable of doing. And can you forgive me. And is all within the lyric within that song in that moment with her and it's so complex rather than the simple exit from that scene with his bluster about red guardian. Or something there. Was this moment that we crafted in rehearsals. And then so when we got there yet we were super neurotic about like really like this take and that tecoma but i was pleased with the way they put it together because i do think it's it's one of those things where you know. There's certain family things that happened between us. The can't be expressed in words. I mean i don't know whether i'm angry or sad or happy about certain moments that happened. In my childhood they exist these super three dimensional complicated things and that for the two of them was their entire upbringing. And so you know it was great. Eric allowed us and kate allowed us to. Really enriched experiences but yeah those are the most resin wants to where it's not even expressed some more does not even a line or like some of you it just this weird relationship if i wrong to find it mind blowing that you got to quote unquote play around in rehearsals. When i think of movies of this stature. I think of like the layers and layers of approval that probably go into every word in the script. So were you surprised that you could be playful that you've got to make these options. I mean i was surprised about the entire process. But as i say like even that audition process like i'm sure you hear lots of stories you say where it's like. Oh i auditioned you know and then this and then we had to do and for me. It was like an indie movie from the start. And i mean gate just approaching me and being like rachel vice like really working on this and and we talked about the movie the savages. We talked about like the british office. Ricky to raise the british office. We've talked about little miss sunshine. All these little like in the family comedies. That have like real pain behind them. And then we got into rehearsal. You do see this machine behind. But it's a testament to her strengths as a director where she was very kind to people but she was also very intent on making her movie. Which is what they hire to do. But sometimes in the midst of these machines as i'm sure you can see in the films and as you can you know. I'm sure you know it's like they hire you to do this thing. And then they're immediately like wait. A minute wait a minute. We're mcdonald's we make a certain hamburger. Don't mess her up. Don't play around with that hamburger too much. and. I think that kate was very much. Like i'm gonna mess around with the hamburger. I like everybody was like not. And she's like know i am so you know. I think she had to go through all these hoops. But you kept all of that away from us and she really made her movie. And that's one of the most things most proud of is that it is a marvel. Movie checks all box is fantastic but it also is a cate shortland move. Feel that when. I watched third and i to say you just brought up the savage meaning the laura linney philip seymour hoffman movie which people should see. I feel like that's like a forgotten movie from the two thousand so everybody going pick that up louis. He clearly met the oliver stone. One one about drug running your face pay not that one. You said the dot com era jenkins. Yeah what's interesting is Even the way you talked about that scene with florence. It's interesting i was like. Oh just david have kids the way he talks about. This sounds like he's a father. And then i remember you have been apparent for years on stranger things and so what what even has that. Part of your career been like. It's almost like you've been like in a mentor role on set for years and now you're not in that when you're in other projects the mentor thing. Onset is as frustrating as it is to be an actual parent. I am now a stepfather to to incredibly amazing girls and eight year old a nine year old but and that is you know an extremely rewarding experience and also an extremely frustrating because children are children and if there are any good at what they do and who they are. They're going to be what they are and who they are. They're not going to be what you tell them to be. I mean that is like the biological point of children to not listen to their parents. And i think that in the same sense the stranger things crew has some similar qualities. I mean i-. I worried about them. I tried to instill in them. What i thought were the most salient components of not only human being but an actor The richest sort of vein of that art is to me. You know focused on the art inside you as opposed to you in the art. I would should do that as best. I couldn't. you know kids have to go on their own journey. And so i would worry about them and i would try to do as best i can. And also it's an exercise in letting go and it's an exercise in realizing the limitations of your power and luckily that was mirrored in the actual character himself. So as i experienced things those kids hopper itself also experienced Candidates seem to mainly about the limitations of power in terms of a relationship with a child. And so i got incorporate all of this and it still continues to be somewhat of that. But i get to incorporate all this stuff but i will say the predominant theme of mentorship and parenting is fulfilling very very frustrating. Also i have to ask While you're here i imagine you're quarantine is with lily allen one of my favorite musicians at i just have to imagine living together. It's like no coward's hay fever certainly got the actor. And then you've got you know musician ad i like your version version probably more than ours but yeah i mean whatever she's great. I'm glad you like her. She i you know i. We don't get the listening to her music. I'll say she doesn't like to do that. Oh wow you think. She's so funny and brilliant and lovely And then you know you throw the kids into that mix and it's just like you know i mean it's the classic sitcom domestic insanity and then you know we're in a pandemic and we. We had to get out of london because her upstairs neighbor was you know. We're in a flat there. There was coughing all night in the upstairs. And i was like we gotta get the hell out of this building until we go out to the countryside of england and she has in this weird way. British people have friends that own. Like castles and shit. Like that's just like you will be like you'll be like. Oh yes my friend like butler now. You're like okay so we went out and rented a wing of someone's like weird art house castle and yes stayed there for the pandemic with these kids and being lily just watched a lot of tv and watch the enormous spiders crawl out of the stonewalls and onto our couch. Plumbing and heating terrible but Visually stunning where we spent the pandemic But yeah she's a blast. I love her. So i don't know if it's exactly.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on GSMC Movie Podcast
"Ray sissies basic in oh my favorite. I should mention his earlier but coal. Miner's daughter ben kingsley. Gandhi geoffrey rush. And shine the julia roberts in erin brockovich barbra streisand and my other favorite. Funny girl reese witherspoon in walk. The line cate blanchett in aviator helen mirren in the queen. Dan lewis again. Has lincoln joe pesci in goodfellas Charlene darren in monster jessica lang francis and philip seymour. Hoffman as truman capote. It takes a lot of work to be someone else. A transformation has to happen where we aren't reminded that this actor is playing someone but that we are actually watching. The person who the movie is about the so if they can pull it off. They deserve all the accolades quentin tarantino. We know him have called biopic. John rose as corrupt and cinema because they were just big excuses for the actors to win. Oscars okay tarantino. I'll make sure to check back with you. When the bio pic of your life is made and see what you're thinking then with that. I want to thank you for listening to the gsm. See movie podcast. Brought to you by the gmc podcast network. If you like this episode please subscribe to the show and write a nicer view. That would really help us. Also if you can please follow us on facebook twitter and instagram. And let me know if you think that john krasinski is the right choice to play. Michael douglas if not who would you suggest who would you like to see and if you agree with any of the other bio-pics mentioned thank you. You've been listening to the golden state media concepts movie. Podcast part of the golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like it at. Www dot m. c. podcasts dot com. Download our podcast on us. Stecher soundcloud and google play this type in. Jesus mc to find all the shows from the golden state media concept's podcast network from movies to music throw sports ten entertainment and even we are us. You can also follow us on twitter and on facebook. Thank you and we hope you have enjoyed today's program..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Ago that you know if you want to make fun of that name, understand this, I'm told Buck this. We work together the hill. Buck Sexton is the greatest adult film name, perhaps in history. Of course. Buck was CIA. He wasn't You know in that particular industry has the looks too, of course, but Yeah. So Buck Sexton. Great, great porn name. By the way, if you want to know what your porn name is a case your names like Joe. Conscience is kind of boring right? All you gotta do. Is take the name of your pet. You grew up your favorite part of your first pet. Okay? And then combine that with the street that you grew up on All right, so play along at home, Okay. In my case, my dog's name was candy and I lived on Lenox. So I would be candy Lennox. Now Candy was a girl. So I'll pick a boy dog that I had shamed Lennox. Do I sound like somebody that you might want a relationship with that kind of name? Hey, I'm going out with Shane Lennox tonight. I mean, how does that not scream? Wow, This guy is gonna be incredible. I'm just saying, so. Play along at home, please. A great game. Or better yet, if you have not again, the weather is gonna be horrific. But let's say, memorial. They have Ah little little party at the house, All right? Do the name tag thing and do it with the porn name. Everybody wears those great conversation starter. I always dreamt of opening a bar at the Jersey Shore, and upon doing so, then everybody wears their porn name inside the place. I would marry off more people than any bars since the regal beagle. I believe, anyway, so big guest coming up. We got Mark Siegel coming up in about 10 ish minutes or so And then Derek Hunter, who is tremendous. He's with the Daily caller, and he's like Philip Seymour Hoffman. That's sort of like intellect, except it's about politics and pop culture. And the guy is probably the King. Of the generals in the fight against cancer culture anyway. Another Joe here one far more popular till I have to ask before you get to news. What would be your porn name? Given the current parameters, and I just laid out in terms of first Pet and the street. You grew up on goat Just thinking about it. Shannon Vigurs. Oh, my goodness. I would sleep with Shannon fighters. Congratulations. Did you have, like a boy pet or anything that you could put in there instead of sand? I guess Santa was a boy. I actually I had believe it or not. One of my early dogs was named candy as well. So would've been candy via gers. That's fine. No, Shannon. That's right. That is androgynous. So right. Good stuff, man. Congratulations. You got to use that with the wife this weekend, a little role play. Let's hope all right. Thanks. All right now. The recovery takes a big step forward with 37 million people traveling this Memorial Day weekend. That's a 60% from last year. Jersey Shore business is expecting a big summer two masks no longer required in New Jersey for people who have been fully vaccinated. Businesses also don't have to enforce that six FT. Social distancing room. Senate vote on the January 6th commission remains up the air after Republicans have slowed down the process. Republicans saying the commission is purely political and Rudy Giuliani's been ensnared in another federal investigation. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn investigating whether Ukrainian officials tried to use Giuliani. Spread misleading information. Next update at 11 breaking news at once. Doctor Day with Len Burman and Michael Riedel in the morning 6 to 10 Monday. I'm Joe Bartlett on 7 10 W.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"He it matter that the old man went out there and stumbled in fumbled. It was adequate enough to detach usual suspects out there. And the para press corps that repeats and doesn't report They're doing what they do. And what is that tally. Louis she did you see how composed he was. That's not a look composure. That's a look of being dumbstruck. You want in my my standing there. Right what what is this. This tastes tuesday. It's almost like the scene from the big lebowski when the when when when Philip seymour hoffman. Says something to jeff. Bridges jeff bridges No no tom huddleston. The actual big lebowski says something to to to bridge bridges goes is dated wednesday. Why do work metro lebowski so it was almost like deputy did wander away from the podium at one point in time there was no substantive answer. They came because all the answers were already written down the order of the reporters. This is something that trump that if trump yvonne would have attempted anything of the sort And of course in in trump's many many press conferences that he had He would have a list of the people that were in the room. And he you could see it. Like especially for the chamdo. He will go down listening go. Let's start with you. I wanna talk to you from america new chanel so he would actually the cognizance To kind of know who they were what room they were in In what news network they were from Trump is able to answer all the questions off the cuff Totally step outside of the zone in which question was supposedly acts. As a matter of fact. I think we have Here this is. What trump said to laura ingram last night i and know nobody seen anything like it. You know you know better than anybody you covered so well and it's It's very sad to watch. Actually they're they're feeding him questions. They're easy questions. I notice peter. Doocy didn't get to ask you a question today and there could be no difficult questions And they're ready to rip the microphone. Away of somebody did get a little bit testy. You the whole thing is ridiculous. You know it and so do i. So the whole thing is ridiculous. You know and i know they're ready to rip the microphone. They did rip the my. There's a matter of fact a hair trigger on the reporter when they were handed a microphone in between reporters. And make sure that no one could shout a question ally. Peter doocy or something. That was all too script. They muted the mike. You can hear this. And what do we have a clip. You one you wanna play. You want me to play of vite here. I've got one right here. This is one.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast
"Focuses on how the family is going to cope with With her condition at that point and similarly this whole movie hinges on anthony's relationship with his daughter. And so it's one of those things that definitely popped up in my mind a few times watching this. It's funny bringing up the the awards consideration for this movie When i first became aware of this movie was of course because everyone was talking about. Any hopkins is definitely gonna get nominated for this. And at first i was like oh but i really want risen mid to win for sound metal. You know and i'm like i'm like don't be good. Don't be don't be good. And then i saw it was like oh shit. It's good now have to pick between these And of course chadwick boseman too. So it's going to be a difficult oscar season surgery but yeah to the puzzle piece still. Alice absolutely belongs in the conversation. And actually my final puzzle piece was going to be to kind of throw together a few of these movies that all deal with either you know. Alzheimer's or dementia still. Alice of course is on that list As well as away from her. And then the one that i was specifically going to focus in on is the savages from two thousand seven. Which to this day. Is i think the most depressing movie i've ever seen but this movie the father while it's very sad i wouldn't really call it depressing. Only because anthony hopkins is just such a joyful performer. Any like really relishes this character and like playing this character whereas the like the depths of the savages and just seeing effects of the father figures a dementia in degradation on on his family. Which is laura linney. And philip seymour hoffman. And just what it's doing to them Just makes that movie just impossible to get through whereas this is a movie between that performance and some of the visual things that we've talked about in the creative things we've talked about here. Make this such more like you said. It's it's hard to call it enjoyable but it's kind of an enjoyable movie because.
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Florence Ballard. And, of course, the great Diana Ross. Mary Wilson has died at the age of 76 years old and Len, I mean, you were You know, I know the Supremes just because everyone knows them. But you were around when they first broke through. What was it like to hear the Supremes the first time before anyone else had heard them when they when you first heard him on the radio, you know what Now? What year would they have broken through for the first time? So you know, I certainly remember there was that 60 early sixties early sixties. I certainly member their Hey day because they were they were huge. I mean, every song was a hit kiss. We could go on and on and on and on. Come on. You probably fill up the whole segment with Supremes hits. I mean, they were. They were great. I mean, they they were just you know, there were the height of Motown. Come on. They were great. Absolutely. In fact, one of the great moments of the theater on the Broadway theater I had was, I went to the opening of Motown. The musical. I can't say It was a very good show, to be honest with you. But Everybody in the audience was a Motown icon. Diana Ross was there. Stevie Wonder. I was gonna say, Marvin Gaye, but he wasn't there. Some of the the original Jackson five, but they were there. About the types and the temps. Yeah, they were held attempts were there and Mary Wilson. She was there. And at the end of the show, all those Motown icons got up on stage Natalie and they all started doing their songs. It was. It was a Motown re union. Everything I was seated right behind Berry Gordy, the founder, Motown and Diana Ross. Now you may know very guardian, Diana Ross. They had a tempestuous, tempestuous I should say affair, right? And there were rumors that you know the break up was very ugly. So City behind Diana and Berry. And there's a scene in the play where Berry Gordy is forcing Diana Ross to have an abortion. Well. Whoa! And I saw him watching the real. I'm watching. The actors played Berry Gordy in diary. You're looking at them dramatic, and then then I'm looking at them to see what they do it and they held hands and buried, leaned over and kissed her on the top of her head. Just give us kind of a nice moment that all was forgiven. They got past it so anyway, Mary Wilson, co founder of the legendary Supremes, one of the great groups of all time, Come on, let's play a little bit more, a little bit more music. What? Don't you want more? And one more. I mean, this one was huge, too. How man I remember. I remember the first It's a Motown TV specials. I was first time I ever saw Michael Jackson do the moonwalk and I went. Whoa, baby, it was like, anyway, they were the Supremes. But you have to say, by the way that Diana Ross and Mary Wilson they had they had a very difficult relationship, too. I mean, the story of the Supremes is not a happy one because they all started out as equals. But Diana was frankly, you know, just more attractive than the other two and she became the superstar and the jealousy and the envy and the resentment that built up their broke the group apart. If you want to hear if you want to see a great Broadway musical, and that way you'll know this one dream girls. Dream girls is based is based on the Supremes, and they're very difficult relationship and that's a great musical Dreamgirls. I saw that show. I saw the original. Yeah, that was good. Yeah, but generally speaking of Broadway Joe Allen restaurant on 46 3 Big Broadway hangout. I'm sure you knew Joe passed away at the age of 87. But you said something a little earlier that we can't wait to hear the details on that. You. Michael Riedel were banned from Jo Alan, is that you? I lived at Joe Allen and or so and his barb arson trolley, which was above or so I lived there for years. I mean, almost every night. I was eating there back in the day. And one night I'm up there in Barson Trolley. And, uh, a couple of five is about to leave a couple of stagehands and a couple of box office. Guys come in. Hey, Michael. Let's buy you a drink, cause I always loved the stage hands of the box office guys. So you know, they bought me a few drinks. I was a little bit of my cups and then Philip Seymour Hoffman he was starring in death of a salesman on Broadway Him he hadn't made this story just gets better and better don't believable. Esso Lovett name. So Philip Seymour Hoffman came in with the cast of death of a salesman and they plop down in there, Booth and I'd heard how good he was in the show hadn't opened yet, but I heard my spies were telling me it zone amazing performance. So as I was getting up to leave, and that was a little wobbly have to say I thought it would go over and say hello. He never met me before. So I went over to his booth. And I had heard that his dying scene at the end. You know, the last thing before Willy Loman kills himself was incredibly moving. Not now. I can't have you ruin it for me. I had no idea whether you like welfare. I meant to say I meant to say I cannot wait. To see your performance. But what I said was, I cannot wait to see you die, And then I collapsed onto him. He got extremely ornery and And I, and then I sort of got a little belligerent back to him. And then a little bit of a little fight ensued. And the next thing I knew I little fight what could defied a little fight. I can't remember to be honest with you, but it got like, Oh, you're not a fighter, so you couldn't have had much in? Yeah, I mean punch first, who punched first day memories. Memories of Michael. Real.
"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..
"philip seymour hoffman" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Year's Day as we're kicking off 2021 hoping that this is ah, year that everybody and so many people everybody to a person has been looking back a 2020 years and describing is just obviously the worst year. In recent memory for the entire world, a dumpster fire and all of that stuff and some of that collateral damage. Certainly on the house side, so many people, I think we're gonna be pushing, they said this month over 400,000. Casualties. Just unbelievable. If you could have told somebody this time last year that that would happen, I don't know. It's mind blowing you almost numb to it now, because the numbers just they could tell me you know 20,000 people died today. I don't know that it makes sense anymore. But on the collateral damage of things that we're gonna be dealing with and missing. Even as we get back to normal, something's it'll be very abnormal for a restaurant scene here in in Chicago that's been hit extraordinarily Hard is on. Dave Hammond's been talking a little bit about some of those. And so, Dave. Welcome back for sure. So this is there are places that are you know, and you use those words and thrown around like mainstays and iconic and legendary places like Blackbeard. I cannot imagine that, but I think it's a testament to just how hard everything has been this year. Black word was one of the first places to close that I heard about during the pandemic and Kind of. But for those who don't know Blackbeard is on Randolph. It's one of the was one of the first major restaurants on the Randolph corridor that led kind of to that that whole area just blooming with More restaurants per square foot than maybe anywhere else in the United States of the moment. Um They close and they closed because they didn't think that Donnie Madia was quoted to saying. Hey, guys, we have a 14 by nine kitchen. We're gonna observe 6, ft, social distancing. How's that gonna work out for our restaurant and Blackbeard was a small, relatively small place? I mean, people were If you'd been there, and they had some great lunch deals, incidentally, which is another thing I loved about it. Aside from the fact that as they say, Paul Con the chef there invented pork belly I mean, he really bought brought. The Porky didn't of course invented but he brought it up to a fine dining level. That then was picked up by many, many other restaurants in Chicago on across the country. So yeah, it was. It was kind of a tight place wasn't a big place because it was a risky restaurant open because when it did open it open in an area that was relatively Undeveloped. It didn't look like it was going to be a night life sort of area. Now, of course, Randolph Street very much is so Yeah, they couldn't keep the social distancing requirements today closed some of the other places that have closed the like Lowry's. Which has been open since 1974 in that location, which is pretty amazing, um It's the old McCormack mansion used to be called Coon's home. It was, I think it like a day nous Danish smorgasbord place That was when I remember that from when I was a kid, but yeah, open open 46 years they just had their least come up. And just like Ronnie's that little restaurant right next to the coven or the the El Station in the Civic Center. It's right next door, right? Ronnie's has better place we're in the sixties, You could get a steak dinner for like a buck 50 or something like that. They specialized. And, uh, relatively inexpensive but still tasty in its own kind of way. Steak. You know, you're not getting USDA prime rib eye for that price you get, you know, a piece of meat. That's not bad. And if you're hungry, it's just finding the cater to people who mean maybe, you know, didn't have a lot of money to spend. It was a standby it any case, it was real slice of life to William Seymour, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Said before he died that he would sometimes go into Ronnie's with a notebook and just jack down dialogue he heard from people with such a Chicago place. Yeah, it here a lot of stuff like, Oh, Yeah, I like that. I can use that in my next movie. Whatever. Um So you're Blackbird. Lowry's Ronnie's. I mean, those are those are kind of landmark places that have bitten the dust. Although the last two Lorries and Ronnie's it was it was a question of Do we renew the lease and it's like we renew Alise when we know we can't really open. You know, for the first, you know, we're not really gonna be operating for the next 369 months, however. Knows how long it's gonna be after this already very dry period. In the case of Ronnie's people, I'm sure they relied on a lot of people coming out of the El Station, Um, in the David that's happened. I'm sure there's been so much of that. Where, because people just aren't you talked about some of the trials and tribulations of riding public transportation. I'm sure that has been granted. That's a public service. So it's not like there's a business, you know of transportation that's taken a hit here, but all of the things That that crowd fed into including, like Chicago French market. Everything's just been taken a hit that so Dave, the last we've got maybe two minutes or so left. I wanted to get as people look forward to some things that they're going to do. It's the resolution thing right in a lot of the typical ones. People are, you know would be healthier or maybe pick up a new skill or maybe stop gambling or whatever it is What our years in the in the couple minutes we've got here. Well, I We have been. So what's the right word? We've tried to be so good during this pandemic. I mean, my wife and I both work out hours a day. I mean, it's really gotten kind of obsessive, but I think it's a good obsession. You know. I mean, we're not We just tried to.
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