20 Burst results for "Robert Rodriguez"

Presidential election just one week away

South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo

00:42 sec | Last month

Presidential election just one week away

"It's the final push for the presidential candidates as a clock continues ticking toward Election Day. With the election just a week away. It's no surprise. Ivanka Trump will be stumping in Sarasota today. While Barack Obama appears in Orlando on Thursday. Joe Biden and rallies in Broward in Tampa State Elections office is reporting more 2.6 million Democrats in 2.2 Million Republicans have either early voted in person or by mail. Robert Rodriguez, with the Miami Dade Supervisor of Elections office says at this rate, there may not be long lines at the polls next Tuesday. We're talking about a 22% voter turn out on Election Day itself. If there are lines covert 19 related Lord is on track to exceed the combined total of male votes and early votes cast for the entire 2016

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Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

02:31 min | 1 year ago

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law

"Uber now says it will not reclassify its drivers as employees in California in defiance of a new state law passed this week this law sets out strict rules for when companies labeled their workers as independent contractors rules which Uber and other GIG economy companies companies are widely acknowledged not to meet but uber asserts the new law does not apply to them plans a court fight and his pooling millions of dollars with lift and door dash cash to fund the campaign to ask California voters to decide the matter. Here's marketplace's Megan McCarthy Carino from our workplace culture desk employee status has has some pretty obvious pluses for Uber driver John Naf in Los Angeles. I'm an everyday driver. I spent like five thousand nine hundred something rise despite driving more than full time it currently doesn't have any benefits health insurance in years. I brush my teeth in Boston. Make sure you eat salads everyday securing benefits. It's like healthcare minimum wage and unemployment for drivers like NAF could be a game changer says Harry Campbell who runs the rideshare guy blog the full time drivers who are basically weekly working just like employees without any of the benefits I think they have the most to gain but the majority of drivers on the platforms aren't full-time according to his surveys surveys and data from Uber and lift. They're more like Robert Rodriguez fulltime tax preparer who just drives on the side about twenty hours a week just to unwind. Rodriguez is worried about becoming an employee. He's already gotten a message from lift that they could soon start scheduling shifts or requiring hours something that wouldn't work for him him while there's nothing in the law that would prevent the companies from maintaining flexible work arrangements keeping a large number of infrequent drivers just isn't sustainable sustainable with the increased cost of benefits payroll taxes and social security says Chris Thornberg of beacon economics so you would have to have people working more hours. There's and fewer of them. His firm worked on a report for lift that found the company would need to cut as many as two hundred seventy thousand drivers from the platform in California yeah if they switched to a full time employment model and that could have effects for consumers says Paul aware and economist at Stanford. I'm not sure that right sure as we've come to know enjoy it. It's going to continue to exist a report from Morgan. Stanley estimated fares could increase by up to twenty five percent for consumers and enjoy our says a smaller pool of more regular drivers means can take a little longer to find a ride

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Of the film, which is like shockingly gory is pretty impressive to it's so I, I still don't think it's as good as all his other movies, but I am glad I finally revisited it I don't know if I just wasn't the right mindset when I saw it all those years ago or if I was just exhausted after sitting through Robert Rodriguez film, whatever that was planet terror, which I also didn't like, but for whatever reason I didn't care for it, then I I like it. Now oko. Okay. Chris. Go off to your screenings. We're gonna continue this watercolor without you. All right Heffer on every that you're here. Yes, please do by, by Chris, Chris, what do you think pretty good? Pretty good. What to do that? Okay. What have I been watching? I watched this Netflix game show called a wake. Did I hear someone talking about that on this podcast? Or was it one of the other podcasts that are in? My head's must be someone else I I was was like. like he just awake. I think Dave talked about it. He leading about it. Maybe that's where I heard about it from, maybe it was from, Dave the slash film. Well anyways, okay. So Netflix has his new game show called awake. And I saw this, basically what happens here. This is interesting. They start off with seven contestants in a row in there in the middle of the room is a Ganic been of quarters. Right. And each of them has the desk in have the go to the been of quarters, and they have to load quarters into the into their bag and bring it to the desk in start counting them and the count the quarters for twenty four hours with no record keeping no sleep. They, they have to just remember the total now. This is before the show starts. Right. So the show begins after they've been awake for at least twenty four hours. They've been counting these quarters and basically, it starts off with the slowest counter, the person who counted, the, the least amount of quarters goes home, and the person who had the least accurate count goes home. That leaves five people ready to compete for this game show for million for possibly a million dollars. And what happens is each round. These people do this insane. This thing that either challenges their their powers to. You know, thread a literally thread a thread through needle or like at one was, like, who can drink the most slushy in the period of like a minute or something like that, like ridiculous challenges. And after each they have a thing called the buyout, which basically the person at the end of that challenge, the person who did the worst in people can't see each other is going to go home, but there is the possibility that they offer this amount of money, and if someone thinks they did the worst they can hit the button, and get the buyout and actually they'll go home with some money. That's actually one of the more interesting things in this game. I it goes. I feel like this is getting very convoluted. This whole thing is very convoluted. The interesting thing is it gets the end of this show and it gets down to two people in the person who counted, the most accurately ends up taking home that amount, or they can risk, how that amount to take home, the total of what the seven people at the beginning of the show counted, if they can guess the amount that they counted within five hundred dollars. Does that make sense? No, it doesn't make any okay? So say I sounds like the show robo cop like during the all the commercials spills during robocup volt like a futuristic eagle game shows it'd be on there. Human rights violators. It is sleep is torture, that's literally used as torture. It is it is. But it's funny to see people risk everything for possibly a million dollars based on account of something did for twenty four hours and it's at least the to episode, I watched it never is close to accurate like you cannot keep track of what you're counting for quarters of, but yeah, I it's fun..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast

The Rich Roll Podcast

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast

"And then the journey begins like that article in the village voice was like roadmaps treasure map as we have to follow this. But even taking a step back to see slacker was impactful right out made me want to be a film. You see that movie? There's another movie like it. There hasn't been any movie like it since absolutely greed, and that's not to say like, you know. Oh my God. It'll blow you away some people say it, and they're like, this is the movie that made you wanna be filmmaker. Like and yes. Because number one it was small -able number two, it looked doable. Like, that's the thing is smart doable. It was clever is engaged with this guy. Smart. He just made a movie in his hometown. And his not even like the main character. There's no main characters follow one person to another to another. And you're looking at life day in life of his community as smart, and then the second thing was like my God is doable. Like look expensive at all. Like, you know, we had no internet. So I couldn't go online and be like how much does it cost? But I read an interview later on that was not very expensive on. I was like my God. Like, that's what got me into indie film. You can make one of these movies and expensively like if you got a really great location. You know, I'd heard Robert Rodriguez interviewed on the Howard Stern show. And he said, you know, L fail Marriott. He goes. I had tar case a boss and a turtle. I wrote them onto the movie. So he's like, right. What you got these some people? I. Filmmakers, right. The movie and space. They don't have space. He's gone. But I wrote what I had access to as listened to that interview. And I sitting in quick stop convenience store was working and I looked around. And I was like what do I access to what could I write a movie about? What do I have that's different? And I looked at the store, and I was like, you know. Never seen. Anybody? Make the commune store movie. See movies ending.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"You would be always looking at it from underneath wondering what is up there? And so, yeah, it's kind of a drum roll into the greatest drummer into the next movie is you don't even go up there. And this you see her targeting it. But she's not up there yet. So you know, where it would go in another story. But I don't think that's a cop out for me. It's like that's crates. What I call story value. You know, a lot of movies that is in mariachi. He doesn't become the guy with Qatar case Fulla guns until the last scene in the movie in spy kids. They don't actually become spies to the last scene in the movie in this. She only finally figured out who she is in remembers and has a target of what she's gonna do in the last scene of the movie. And so even if there isn't a sequel, the audience can imagine more movies because they have a character who had a complete arc, and you can imagine more ventures with that character. And if there is then it's very easy to continue. Now next time we're gonna go up there. And then we'll see it, and we'll be glad we didn't spoil it. And that's the other thing. That's just the technical challenge of movie like this, even if we decided to go up and see it for one or two shots, it'd be wrong 'cause we'd probably have to change it completely in the next movie. 'cause we spend more time if there then we would do the Indian the money expensive, take design a whole other city. It's not worth it to do it for one shot. But also, story wise, it it. It's not worth it so worth it. We have one connection with that. And that's. Nova not I believe I'm not the first to say this. But he felt it was James Cameron for a minute. I really did. Got the white hair. That's the white here from the manga. Then if you look a little closer that you see. Nordin him side by side. They both have a long nose, but other than that, they don't really look alike, but at first because the Jim Carey movie, and we don't say ED's in the movie is not in the credits that yeah, you think that, but I also liked at and we both knew Ed very well personally. We'd never neither one of us have worked with him before. But as one of the reasons we picked him when the reason I picked him because he does remind me of gym in some ways, not not feature wise, but he's really a smart guy and be so smart that that's the kind of person that would be Nova Nova as you'll see in the manga, you know, even even though he's he's not really the Vilis the tags to her. But you'll see that you know, he has many sides to him. He pulls a lot of strength goes a lot of strings also very Spartan smarter than anyone around your that is Jim in a way is more than anybody in the room. Always. But yeah, he conveys that sort of intelligence and mastermind, and like, oh that's a real threat because he's he's really smart see wanna get someone like that. Even if it's just for one to one jazz like we have we have to show him. So we know who the tagging it's find somebody that if we did make more you'd be great in that in that movie, and in that would would even agree to be something just for a few seconds. So that was that was we both know when you trust us enough to be part of it. He was great. He's been does. What is just to go back to what you're saying about a leader changing everyone that she comes to coincide with maybe one of the people's changes. Most is is Hugo. So was he always going to die was always an important part of kind of her development. And and of the story in the way, Jim Gibb's version of it was really important for sure it happened that way in the manga too. But he was a different kind of character. He kind of always had his eye on the sky. He was going to go up there. No matter what he didn't really care about her as much in the manga version. But yet it looks right out among for crazy..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Locations real actors around your show, really biting orange, and then the effects company has to match her in which a lot of extra work for them. But it'll feel real and then really grounded with people like Christoph and Jennifer Connelly, Marsha, you know, really classical actors, and in just just take it up towards the level of what Jim normally does white feels so different from my movies because his script was so clear that he could see it. But I could see it to with his eyes. And and I wanted to see that movie really badly says I'm gonna help make that think of describing so he doesn't feel like he has to be there. But he could check in often as he wants. I could Email him a question. He'd sent back. A masterful answer there was like a film school. I mean, it was so great. That's awesome. As a couple of things I'm asking about that. Let's start with the casting his I mean, you've got, you know, relatively unknown Roseanne delayed like she's done. Some some great stuff in you know, the scorch trials and maze runner films and think she's in divergent as well. So she's a bit of a background with these films. But this is still this is a whole other level. This is all on hers techno technical challenge. But she's so great all disappear. The technology disappear with her you have a helmet on this whole sued backpack. And it would just be her coming through almost like neutralized or in a way. So she didn't have to worry about costumer or anything just be from the inside out playing the character, which is the best. And then how about like like, you said marshland, Jennifer and Christopher Rondo I mean, three Oscar winners kind of embarrassment of riches. And it's such it's so amazing to work with people like that whenever I've had like a actors of that caliber. I mean, you really can tell the difference. I mean, so well trained professionally help you so much 'cause they just they just know the job, and they can come in and effortlessly become someone else. They're always super collaborative. They love to be directed because they know that they are, you know, they've achieved such a status that sometimes someone might not want to direct them so much because they're little intimidated, and you just they invited there and they try to really break the ice. They know come tell me what you think I wanna I don't wanna just do myself. I wanna I wanna be pushed to try things and always helpful suggestions on how to combine this or this scene work a little bit better. So always really welcome to have people like them. And you've got some of your old collaborators in there as well. Jeff, and oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Jimmy worked with her to own avatar. So we both knew her. But that was like the first thing we said, we should get Michelle Rodriguez this for all we both love her. And she is she would be the sense eight to alita. She's so bad as is so funny. So she was great, Jeff. Yeah. There was a small role for like a cowboy cyborg, and I thought that artwork. Even kind of looked like Jeff Fahey Jeff in there. Jeff Jeff would show up with bells on always helpful. No matter what it is no matter how small roller bigger role. He's always right there. And cyborg dogs is something. I haven't seen thought you'd have some cool cyborg dogs round you that will look totally real like, they're really they're and they're fantastic. There's so many great details in the movie, the weather guys, just you know, are on a whole, you know, the talk about Oscar winner, Utah screen actors Oscar-winning, there's overly so effects company is just like with the actress they set the bar so much higher than you could ever set for them. So if they sent me a FEC shot..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"You know, I think it's all part of her back story, and and the role that she played on Zalam because really what goes in the scrap yard is the garbage from the city above and iron city exists to. Apply alum with all of its goods and everything that goes up. They just dumped their garbage down below. And that's what makes us universal that that alita thinks of herself as that insignificant girl and someone in our lives, we've all thought of ourselves as insignificant, and my my mother is discarded me. My father's discarded me my boyfriend is discarded, my girlfriend, whatever whatever it is. But she finds the inner strength to rise out of that garbage heap and make a difference and find her, you know, her family her love her body, even in her purpose. Ultimately when she raises her sword. That's a challenge. I'm not gonna stand there and take it up. I'm coming for you. Yeah. That was a significant moment to end on because it is you've got the I guess the the problem with this sort of wider story like this is is then where do you end it? How do you strike that balance between? Leaving us wanting more and coming to an end. I look at it as life, right? We have chapters in our lives each one comes to closure. But there's that moment where you say. Okay. I've now graduated. And I'm moving on. And I'm gonna face the next challenge. And we're telling the story that's bringing alita to that moment of graduation. All right. Well, well, that seems like a moment to graduate for us as well. Thank you so much. Jason pleasure meeting. You. Okay. That was Jon Landau and nixed up is Robert Rodriguez. Also enjoy. Okay. So welcome Rodriguez cast. Thanks for joining us. This is film has been in the works for a very long time twenty years almost crazy. So you know, you I heard about I think at lunch with James Cameron. So was it we used to talking to him kind of as a fan of his work going? No. But seriously when are you going to make this? Yeah, I was asking him out. But as as a fan complete haven't been friends with him since before desperado evens with been a long time. But I would always check in on 'em visited sats. We both had very similar background starting very scrappy, you know, no budget type movies, but he went into the stratosphere with stuff that he's making. So I was always. The kid brother looking around saying, what are you doing? How you doing it? And and but that was just a question of as a fan. He was showing me all his art work from the next avatars showing me what he was going to be up to for the next for SIA belong future in. I got a little distant heartened. Go will vote does that mean for battle angel? When what am I going to see that movie? I saw that announced in two thousand two thousand one that said it was his next movie. So he said, I guess on ever get a chance to make it. But doing to see what I what I've done on it. I didn't know he had done work on it that it was just got the property. So yeah, it was a chance to get at least a peek at it. So I'd have some visual in my head. That would be, you know, second place to getting a movie from him, and he had tons of stuff. He had a whole art real where it's kinda narrated art real where you see all the paintings that he did for the movie, but done cut together, she'll be like that for avatar before he did avatar has narration talking about what the movie is kinda talk through about ten to fifteen minutes..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:28 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Absolutely now, this is for our spoiler special. Okay. So we this is absolutely signposted spoilers. Nobody will listen to this by but it was asked as well by Edward Norton at. Yeah. Because I only see throw that might be James Cameron for a while. It was deliberate. That was not delivered. It's really people said to me. Was that Jim? And it's like, no. And I never thought of that. And why we never thought of it. If you look at what ca- Shiro in the manga, drew. All right. It's that hair. It's that glasses. It's you know, it's all it's all of that. It never really occurred to us. But I certainly see why people see it, and, you know, going back to Jim and type notes that Jim rights and all these things Ed has a, you know, a surgical part, you know, parts of small small actors, right? So it's a surgical part. But Jim sent him seventeen pages of notes about his character to help inform the character and guild is the one training her Michelle dri, it's Michelle Rodriguez. So that's another great example. And Jim do the same thing sent her a plethora of notes, that's awesome. I was gonna ask in terms of Drake is particularly was an element of kind of almost James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez can Easter eggs like coal Bax to there because I thought when Christopher picked up the arm and the dump at the beginning like Terminator arm. Look, I think we all see films through our own eyes. And everybody has a different perspective. I think people will take away certain elements that Jim and I loved working with Michelle Rodriguez. She's just a bundle of dynamic energy, which is contagious, which is so great. And Robert, of course as worked with her. And she was so excited, you know, to do this jelly came in for a couple days on it. And it was really nice shed a come back and do a little one little pickup shot that we needed and she right where we're filming avatar. And you know, everybody was so excited to see her. You'll bro what's happening to say. That can the crew and and doing all these things. So you know, what happens on movies you form bonds, and you could be a part for period of time. But when you come back together those bonds they form right back up still. There was a much cut from the film because I knew Courtney was really unjust that one moment John was only ever intended to be in that one that one moment, you know, motorable might play out more if we ever audiences ever tell us they want more sequels that was the only seen that was really scripted. And he's of course in the motorable too. But you don't really, you know, see his face. Robert did a lot of the. Editing in the writing process as I said, you know, you don't rewrite Jim Cameron. You edit him. And when he edited the script we lost a lot of there is one seem that took place towards the beginning of the movie where Hugo introduces a leader to motorable and an after that he takes trains her in like a sewer gully. And he does it in a tempt for her to trigger her memory and away to help her get her memory back when we were cutting the film together, we understood that we understood what she did. And we just felt we didn't need that that scene..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"And then we played those each person's performance up on the big screen and there was one shining light. And it was Rosa, and we told her, you know, she got the port, and then she just gave us everything she went into two and a half to three hours of physical training every day learning. Martial arts learning movement, learning rollerblading learning all these different things. And I remember her agent call Lisa, John. I know you're a couple months away from filming but Rosa has an opportunity to go. Do this other movie in Italy is summer, it's a wedding scene. Should be like VERA, Wang, clothing, and all this stuff. Would you be? Okay. If she went for six days, and she'd be back still month and a half before the shoot, I said, absolutely. We we'll make that work. Not a problem roses had no rose said, I'm alita. I'm staying focused, and I'm doing this. And that's amazing. Yeah. It was and then you surrounded her with basically Oscar enters, you know, we're able to surround her with his incredible cast because of the incredible script we had you don't attract Christoph waltz. Jennifer Connelly more Herschel Ali Jack, your Haley ED's crying to these type of roles unless the script is there for them to see something for their acting chops. And it was very important for us to utilize technology on this film in a way that empowered the actor and didn't impede the actor. So the performance capture process, we use the loud, Rosa. To hugged Christoph waltz to tussle physically with MMA Herschel, alley let her Jennifer Connelly her arm and look at in in amazement. So it was about technology make allowing technology to go away and letting these incredible actors just perform their parts..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"You can edit him. And Robert edited things that were superfluous, but all of the heart the gym in ridden in the story. All the character beats Robert found a way of keeping. And that was the best way to really show Jim ni- that he saw the movie the way we did. And let's go for it. I was gonna ask what was the key to the? I think that was the key. I look interest if Robert a comeback in the script wasn't there. We wouldn't have done it. Or if the script had been changed still discrepancy chain, but he did movies to me are about the themes and Robert kept all of the themes that were important the father daughter relationship, the Hugo alita love story. And what's the team there? Hugo falls in love with something. He's always looked down on something. He's he stolen Jack parts of their bodies. But that's what he falls in love. What a universal message that theme of a young innocent girl discovering that she is the ability inside of her to be a hero all of that. He had kept. I mean, high in the first place, did you sort of get to this story from the manga because it's such a huge story. But it was it was those themes was at that kind of it was I think what happened was Gammel detoro introduced us to the material. And when we read it, and we realized we thought at the time Kashira I'd only done nine books of the Mondo series. Now, he's done another. Twenty-three or whatever the number is. But I think whenever you do an adaptation, or whenever you do a bio pic for that matter 'cause you're a life. You have to pick what part of that life. You wanna tell and Jim who started at writing him himself on the project really made the decision to do the origin story of alita, not to go and sees alum not to go out further into the badlands and meet dusty Nova and these other characters, but to focus it on her her story because he saw it as a story for what was his eight year old daughter at the time, and he wanted her to be identify with that character. Yeah. The decision not to show us more of alum. I thought was really interesting though, because a lot of you know, similar sort of dystopia n- utopian divides in filmmaking Sifi, fancy whatever you show us. Both. Both very much. Well, I think the idea is that so so oftentimes a dream is something that we don't ever have a physical manifestation to relate to it. It's it's in our mind, and we wanted to hinted solemn and have it be in the mind. But what I love for me, one of the things I really love about this movie is that if we just did a still frames of iron city, it could look very distortion and uninviting. But when you see a leader go through the world, she doesn't see it that way because she has no other context to put it in. She sees it, vibrant. She sees people selling things on the street. She says mother walking with the daughter holding hand, she sees life. And and it reminds me of the first time I ever went to Cambodia, and I was out on the streets, and they don't have cell phones. Then on the have fancy cars put there was a joy in the people and alita. Brings joy to the streets of iron city. That's what she sees. What she and therefore we see that way. And it's a great little note for the audience and a leader. Then takes us. We see many things through leaders is we see iron city we see motorable for the first time. We don't take her and throw her into the sport the first time, she goes. And she's watching it. She's a spectator, and that allows us to engage with that something about the casting because it's really important to get Rosa. There is late on have have someone who can can give her that heart. Now, you know, people go Johnny glad it took nineteen years in the technology. Got to a point where I said, I'm glad it took nineteen years because we found Rosa Salazar because she embodies this character, we could have cast anybody age wasn't a qualifier because we were doing a computer generated character ethnicity wasn't a factor..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

Feminist Frequency Radio

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio

"I had a kind of a different take on alita because she seems to me that very kind of science fictional notion of ethnic ambiguity. So that you could be read as various different things. Right. And I do think it's important not perhaps, you know, important good. But I do think it's notable that the voice actor for alita is Rosa Salazar who is Peruvian, right? Like, I think right. There's there's something this is what I mean when I say like this film is not good enough for the potential that it could have. There are things that could have been so wonderful about the way this film tackles like identity, and where density resides, and you know, what it means to have, you know, a an able body, you know, there's just so much. But the film is not good enough. And part of it is like because Robert Rodriguez is an incredibly talented, filmmaker is I feel like really cool stuff, you know? But I just feel like it's too ambitious. Also, James Cameron co wrote this. It was like super into this. But apparently got too busy working on those avatar sequels that no one gives a shit about wasn't able to. Thank god. He didn't direct this this film. But but yeah, I like I wasn't. There's no doubt that this Mel positions people of color on the sidelines. Like, they are tangential or at most of parallel to the main body of of white supremacy as it exists in this far future world. And then am I wrong? I didn't have a chance to look this up. But when alita flashes back to when she's doing like her battle angel in, you know, her mentor was that Michelle Rodriguez. Yes. Okay. Okay. Again. What's like there's so much going on? Like also Nova is played by Ed Norton was was supposed to be this big reveal who's like, nobody cares. Yeah. I mean, I think that is this moment at the end to be like oh snap. Noah's Ed Norton. Can't wait for the sequel where we get. Yeah. Absolutely head to head. But like every even going to get that sequel..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Filmcast

The Filmcast

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on The Filmcast

"There are many many characters probably too many characters probably some that could have been folded into each other. And it does lay a little bit too much pipe for a sequel that let's be honest is probably not going to happen. But you know, beyond that, you know, I mean, I'm I am also looking forward to hearing. Dave skier skewer? Goes for everybody. Good good. So it sounds like it was worth the wait. You guys both enjoyed it. That's great to hear. And I would say the humid- about Robert Rodriguez. I mean famously made El mariachi for seven thousand dollars, right? So he's off his body, basically. That wouldn't have been one day of catering on this show this movie. Yeah. I mean, this movie had a budget that is approximately twenty eight thousand five hundred seventy one times the budget of Elnora achieve could make twenty eight thousand five hundred seventy one L mariachis for the price of one alita battling. Joel. And I will say this that I do think probably be an equal length. This that. That I do think that in terms of the film making style. This certainly feels like more of James Cameron movie than it does a Robert Rodriguez movie. I mean, I think could you if you show me this movie and said who directed this James Cameron Robert Rodriguez. I would've said James Cameron, right? Not not knowing anything else. So I do think that style transference was complete. And if it was his goal to kind of immerse himself in this style filmmaking. He did a good job there. But Jeff Canada. I am so eager to hear what you have to say about this movie. Well, Dave, I guess you could say my thoughts about this movie would best be summed up in the form of Limerick is is that really what you could say. Those is my question is that. Yeah. Okay. All right here. We go. There are elements enough to comprise an exciting enduring franchise. The digital lead is impressive. Indeed, just was my delight was as big as her eyes. Pretty good. Pretty good. Pretty good. Pretty good Lord Byron. Wow. If you don't listen to show, you should know the day forces us to have a limit and every show, and if I've heard he gets violent if that doesn't happen. So I'm just trying to prevent any any blood being. Thank you for for everybody. I will say thank you. I have a lot to say about this. Yes. There's a lot of cool in it. There's a lot of cool as these guys have already outlined. Very very well. The technology on display is astounding. It's also very disturbing to me, very disturbing. And I wanna talk about that. Is there some writing on the wall? You're feeling Jeff is looking behind you. And just like, oh, man. Yeah. De prospect. Yeah. You have a movie where literally every shot is in effect shot in this movie. I think there's a single shot this movie that's not an effect shot. And you guys talk about how it's it's a quantum leap forward from avatar. And we should we should kind of get into the nitty gritty about that. Which is that every time you see a. Nevi in avatar every time you see a giant blue person that has been performance captured that was done in a volume with the call volume in in in a. Climate controlled studio, where every there's no furniture, everything is sort of just the outlines of things and people are play acting. They have cameras and they're capturing all the angles, and they put them into a computer, and then they create the entire environment. They're in this movie. They did the same thing. They did performance capture for alita, but they did it on locations out in the world. So they shot they built sets. They went to places they shot the movie like you shoot movies, and then replaced the actress with a digital human that looked you know, that that had her her mannerisms and facial expressions. Exactly..

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Tony the Movie Guy

Tony the Movie Guy

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Tony the Movie Guy

"But the fact that he tokens he made my list to you bastard, was the first one the he took that idea, and he put it on on the screen. They look visually. Stunning. Not Frank millet directed sin city Hedrick artery. All that's right with Robert Rodriguez. All right. Go ahead. I kinda stole three hundred some. That's okay. So Scott pilgrim. It's all my less pilled on. So that's like an enemy Mandic loved, Michael, right? I'm sorry. I said direct direct dent. But yes, the style of the comic book is kinda maga-. I was never into the comic book. But I love the movie. I mean, the comic book is is is so nerdy. Oh, hey, I've got all. Yeah. I I haven't haven't had have. red hot comment. Havemann hardback. It's such a phenomenal read. It's one of those. You'll turn a page, and you can study a picture in their ten thousand little things in that picture that are getting thrown at you in our different little messages and all sorts of stuff, for example, even in the film, Scott pilgrim plays in anti here. He never in the entire film doesn't make a single decision and till the end. Yeah. And the climax makes decision he gets the extra life, and he gets to beat the bad guy. But at at right is so phenomenal as a directory, and they're so many things thrown into every aspect of film. And I've had friends that watch and go I didn't get it it. It was just Brendan all my wife, and I love that got Sheila you can watch that film a hundred times one hundred times to learn something new so FOSS pace at what's funny about that film, as it got great reviews and absolutely bummed essentially killed Michael Sarah's career that bombed at the box office. Now, it's kind of considered a cult classic. It's got so many great cameos might Chris Evans Jason Schwartzman for can the Brandon Ruth. He lost them before. She was like anyone when she was still up star. Yeah. I love that movie. It's great. It was on my list to it was much lower. But it's a very enjoyable film. And also filmed like a comic book. Oh, yeah. Does it? So well like lychee is like from the page to the screen island. All right. Let's see. Okay. Next to me is kick ass one of my ochre thing favor movies. It's a it's a comic book. There's actually several of. Yeah. It's list. The not any relation to Frank member. By the way, is Oh, no. no relationship. This mock Mila think when Bill earned those Millar? Yeah. That's what's funny. That's what drew my attention that. I I thought it was like Frank Miller's Sunil something. The comic book is good. The movie is way better to me. That's Matthew one. So good. I love it. Obviously, Honey wine. It gave us hit girl. Nncholas cage is big daddy. Great. I love that movie the music the soundtrack, and that's another one that kind of pushes boundaries. It's very hard on you know, they made a second one. I wish that been really successful as like I didn't. But but it really gave the world Aaron Taylor Johnson and clubby grace Marex. And also, it's such a great story like Maude Neri, people can be superheroes. This scooper outfit and like on. But then they want to do something. Yeah. But then because he gets run over, and he's basically is entire body is held together by steel that he becomes like impenetrable. Did. There are group's especially like in Portland of superhero took to To the street..

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Patti Vasquez

00:50 sec | 2 years ago

Freight Train Cars Derail Near Station Square, Crash Onto T Tracks « CBS Pittsburgh

"In the now More with Robert Rodriguez talking about the Beatles on, the other side. Of the news Special Olympics ambassador Nick talks about duck derby, week was Steve. Cochran at seven ten. This morning one thirty on WGN that. Means it's time, for the news here's Vic Vaughn train, headed from New Jersey to. Chicago derailed Sunday afternoon. In Pittsburgh it's a freight train several cars. Remain off the tracks this morning cleanups. Expected to last till mid week no injuries reported and other resignation at. A mega church in south Barrington Steve Carter announced Sunday that he. Could no longer serve with integrity he took over as lead teaching pastor. Back in April at willow creek when Bill will step, down mid allegations of sexual harassment and the US is reimposing its first round of sanctions on Iran that the first since President Trump announced the, withdrawal from the Iran.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It

Unfake It Till You Make It

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Unfake It Till You Make It

"About track with things but hopefully you're on a project that's long enough that allows you a chance to get wild lines or reduce some things i need describe wild lands while lines of just having the dialogue deliver the as perfectly exact in the same way as possible off camera straight into the microphone as clean and quiet as possible when you're on set that's not a can eighty our session offset right no this this should save money and not having to do eighty are it's quiet noth in the performance by the actor or actress is portrayed as well as it was on camera then there should be a problem in these things could be able to be insurgent inserted in us hopefully in an advantageous way to where they don't have to spend money and bringing in the talent for eighty our session 'cause i know that's got to be very expensive in a hassle i think did you know about the robert rodriguez film what's the original l maati that they did literally was like shoot it while track shoot it while check because they didn't have the proper stuff that's how they also the whole film at least they're smart enough to know that that's part of the process yeah and in films classic now it's crazy you know sometimes if you if you get a director with that in mind than it's a lot of fun to do something like that i i wish i could work on action film or sci fi horror film that would shoot like that where it was just guns going off in things or crazy and nothing's usable in you have to catch whatever you came in the moment i mean i know that films such as you know star wars things of that nature as far as getting feet running insane and all kinds of different tights and things that they're wanting sounds of they usually have two or three boom operators running around for the mixer you know capturing multiple things at a time it's quite spectacle.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

"It's important to half like some decent amount of outputs because you have to do you know quite some things again and just look at what you've written into depending on the feedback of the director you have to take a different approach to see how it can work better so i would say it's great to have a good amount of output and diversity as well on thinks that you work on like i said it's just the nature of the based it's always been there and hopefully we'll stay for a while here now i think most of us probably have perhaps an old fashioned view of how soundtrack gets done i imagine you'll given the final film in the you sit down with your piano pencil in your mouth and you finally come up with with a bit of a to go with it but how involved you early on seeing russia's being brought into the process of making the film being fed some inspirations from the the director cetera to know what to do and when to well this a couple of scenarios how this works out and the two major ones are one a you work with this director for the very first time and you work with this studio for the first time and seconds you have worked with this director before multiple times also with the same studio multiple times so let's go back to option number one which is you're working for the first time with this studio director so you might have read the script and then you just get together with the with the director and at that point it's really trying to feel each other out and see if you have a connection for instance i recently met a robert rodriguez and we had this connection about foods we just love to cook so all these things are very important on basically the director needs to decide after an hour hour and a half where you know you are guy for his film and it depends on that connection that you have but also to music ideas that you have obviously the body of work that you.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

"You know they're they're working unfrozen to the the kids who um grew up in soffer is in theaters when did they come out five years ago yet 2013 i think twenty a you know they're grown up there in the phase that you know that the kids that word singing let it go nonstop now heat frozen rate a i'm not sure if you have any cousins or relatives the younger like the day you know it's blow them into to kitty you know it's that thing i'm wondering like it who is this short film foreign is anybody can actually be excited see for his into 'cause i feel like you know those kids have grown up and it's not like a toy story three thing where like the film is growing up with the people did i mean yeah i mean i i liked the characters alumina olaf who i i still find uh very very hitter missed as a character i like spending time with the characters in the throes and universe so i'm mike uh you know if with frozen to or to come out tomorrow like i'd go see it i'm i'm interested in it i just think that this was a bit of a misfire with this whole thing but uh chris you're telling and telling us earlier you had an interesting uh i actually thought about before chris as let's say i have not seen the shore film um i the screen cocoa on the disney watts uh actually twice now i've seen this film twice in both times i screen at disney uh i think was smart's uh when they were screaming this for prats to not scream or frozen adventure before the film and uh it's a kind of is telling to me that they they knew something you know it was probably not the best venue for this uh but um i'm usually a fan of pixar's animated shorts and i was actually kind disappointed to see that you know instead of a picks animated short they had this disney feature at or whatever in front of it uh but chris what what are your thoughts on a intimated shorts before movies.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Uh our relevant nowadays i mean i guess they probably are is a alike the thing i took away from it when i was a young filmmaker was to try to use the resources that you have you know to uh you know a few of access to x ynz tried to use those to make your film feel like a bigger budget film and not try to you know if if you have access to a hospital room you know make a movie in a hospital room uh and not try to uh write something that outside of your budget range um um bend you think that his his book is still relevant today yeah i think so i think the biggest thing that i picked up from it was um the concept of having a vision of before you get out there and start shooting because a big part of the reason that he was able to make i'll mary archie for seven thousand dollars was because he knew exactly what he wanted that movie to look like in his heads we didn't have to shoot coverage which for people who don't know it's like uh you know traditionally when you when you make a movie you film a wide shot and then you do a close up and then you do the reverse angle or whatever and rodriguez in this book talks about how he saved so much money by not having to do those extra shots because a lot of times the way that movies are made is it's found in the edit room it's like you know you have all these different options to work with and he's like if i just know what my movie is then i only shoot the necessary parts and then you save so much time and money that way so i think there's a there's lessons in efficiency better still relevant a meme boca even if maybe.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Both then it's interesting that like you have filmmaker lake gum like jordan peo who has traditionally been involved with comedies and had get out which is um uh i mean a horror film but a it is a comedy even know it you know he's getting nominated as comedy for emulates in the comedy category at the golden globes consideration rate um but it seems like something like a someone like him like peel is it able to be given uh it seems that the projects a he's involved with now are totally out of that rally some people get that passive like oh whoa whoa have general meetings with you to make anything jamie we want to work we want to be in the jordan peel business and it seems like others like it can't kinda get pigeonholed it is just weird a weird thing i wonder if if if anybody is out there i bet knows the intricacies of hollywood better than i do please email me peter a slush on that comment egg explain to me why that happened with some filmmakers and doesn't happen with others i i'd be interested to to hear your thoughts uh moving on a director uh you know i mentioned before directors i used to be in love with have been disappointing me uh one of the directors uh early in my love of film it independent film was robert rodriguez uh you know i i kind of film it fell in love with filmmaking at one and become a film because of him he made he painlessly meted at what a seven thousand dollar film which he sold uh.

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"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"robert rodriguez" Discussed on /Film Daily

"Ello everyone and welcome toon daily for november 30th two thousand seventeen i today show were in a have a star wars news extravaganza uh with bits ranging from the force waking up to the last you did i too standalone films and also in the news director robert rodriguez and the lord of the rings television series and in our feature presentation we will ask ourselves should the frozen short film olaf's frozen adventure have debuted before pixar's cocoa this peter saretta and jamie and today's show a trumps senior writer ben pearson i have gone on andfilm writer chris even jill esta allow gaza's the dive into the news v we got a lot of star wars stuff i am not sure why maybe it's because you know the press is in a word days away from the last yet i coming out and i'm not sure if people that are listening to this podcast no but uh when they did the junket for force awakens it was done you know weeks before that movie came out in press foreign able to see the movie before they asked their questions i think this time around while a they're doing press for the last jedi a in similar fashion where where it we are not shown anything were able to ask questions vote force awakens though we never got answers to because we never got to ask about it in the first place having it not seen the film at that point uh so we're we're we're getting some questions answered there let's start off with a well a question we've always everybody's been asking since force awakens in that is who are raised parents um we now have some information on.

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