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Mrs. Doubtfire Director Says There Is an R-Rated Cut of the Film
"The director of Mrs Doubtfire says there's an R rated cut of the 1993 film of Viral Sweet, referring to an older interview with director Chris Columbus suggested there were PG PG 13 R and NC 17 cuts of the film because Robin Williams was often improvising. I'm at Madison
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"Mine happens when I passed up a pass to Sunday Masters back in 2019. Of course, Tiger Woods went on to win that I also passed up a private flight home so I could get home on Saturday morning. And go to a charity event. And then all of a sudden host ESPN radio on Sunday where I was doing this very show is Tiger Woods was donning the green track jacket in my regret was creeping up, eh? So we want to know what your biggest sports regret is. And every time I say it, hammer, I can see the pain run across your face. I could see the pain run across yours worse if you don't want it hits me, Greg. It's giving up the badge is one thing. It's giving up the badge and the private flight home because the difference between going to the airport in Atlanta and then I mean where you flying through Chicago, then get back to Wisconsin. You're you're in a middle seat in the last row in Coach like we've all been there compared to a private plane where my mental picture out of this is true or not, but like Their cocktails out before You know you even like take off. There's cocktails there you got you could going. You've got the card games going on there. Oh, yeah. 100%, right. You don't have to go through security. You don't have to take your shoes off and your pants off His T. Essa is like looking at you, and it's It's just It's a different world when you fly private so that the badge is one thing, but the private way home to me is what makes it even worse. So you're you're looking for your biggest sports were right here. It is Master Sunday and all of a sudden, the drama is already heightened because the decade Matsuyama opens up his round today by putting his drive into the woods. Meanwhile, wills Allah Taurus, the young kid to under through to its only two strokes back of the decade, Matsuyama and again like we talked about it, Matsuyama comes in with a four stroke lead. And you're wondering, OK, Does he hold? How much drama is there gonna be an early on You see Marc Leishman bogey. He's down to six under Salvatore's two under through 29 under only two strokes behind Matsuyama. And we're What 10 minutes into the final pairing. Keying off at Augusta National will keep you updated their throughout the entirety of the round, but I'll ask you hammer to start. We talked about the nerves that Hideki Matsuyama would be feeling. Do you think that affected him on that opening drive? Of course he was thinking about that shot, you know? For hours and hours and hours, lying awake in bed last night. On day, especially when you've never been there before. You know, with the lead after three days and you're sleeping on it like you brought this up earlier tigers crushing that ball right down the middle of the fairway because he's been there so often, he knows everybody is intimidated. Of him. The good thing for Matsuyama here, though, is that he's been great. It's scrambling all weekend. In fact, I saw stat That when he misses the fairway with his drive He is making part or better 85% of the time, which is the best scrambling percentage in 25 years. At the Augusta National Club. This course is set up to kill you when you don't put the ball in the fairway because their trees all over the place. So again on one Matsuyama slides one through the trees, and now he's just short of the green on this hole with a chance to make up and down and make yet another part and sort of Hold the ship Steady. Xalatan. Orissa's You mentioned, though, is coming on, and he's so young and so impressionable, like that might be a benefit to him. He's now just two shots back. So Matsuyama started the day with a four shot lead. We've been playing for a few minutes, and he's got a two shot lead. Yes, he might. You might be right that he's playing with house money, right? It's his first time there. He's happy to be there. And now all of a sudden, he has two strokes back here will keep you updated Everything going on master Sunday. It is Game day on ESPN radio ESPN at were presented by progressive insurance, but we do want to talk about Biggest sports regrets 888 say, ESPN 888729 37 76. We'll start with Alex in Michigan, Alex. Welcome to Game day at ESPN Radio, Your biggest sports regret. You guys back in September of 2011, the Michigan Wolverines held their first night game inside the Big House. Unfortunately, I know it was never going to make this game, so I set up a date that night. Well, the game the night before my buddy his dad's got season tickets and his dad was sick, so he offered me to go with him. I don't want to cancel my date, so I didn't go. So I missed the 17 point comeback in the fourth quarter with the last second touchdown pass in the corner. Did Robert I still kick myself that that's one of the best college football games I've ever seen. What Greg and I really want to know is what happened with the girl. I've been nothing like we didn't even really even date. After that. He was the one day it didn't go that well. I was too busy in the game all night. It was just a feeling I should. If I could go back in time, I would smack myself in to go into that game. Well, thank you for the call out. Yeah, that is that is a tough one. I was hoping that ended positively saying, you know what we got married. We've got a family and like things all worked out, but it didn't seem to work out too Well, they're good will hunting story right when he gives up the ticket to Game six of the 75 World Series because I gotta see about a girl and then he ends up Robin Williams character ends up marrying the girl. And he says, I don't regret it for a second. And you've really got to like the girl to give up the ticket to the like. You could think you could reschedule. Explain, And then it's a great spot to put her in. Great because if you explain That you got this ticket and you need to reschedule the date and she gets mad at you. You know, this is not the relationship for you. If she's cool about it, then she sort of moves up a few notches in your mind as you're deciding. You know how the first date is gonna go? We will stay in Michigan Will head to crag in Michigan. Craig, Welcome to Game Day out. ESPN radio, Your biggest sports.
The Eddie Murphy Hall of Fame
"Are joined by van leith in the cost of higher learning and eddie murphy expert to break down the career. One of the greats. What what i what. I what i was going on with guys hanging in there excited to talk about eddie. We're gonna do a hall of fame here so for the folks out there who have never heard hall of fame episode very briefly. Break down what we do on these episodes. We have built halls of fame for tom. Hanks roger deakins. Nancy meyers toshiro buffoon. A monster movies and most recently george clooney. So it's time for eddie. What we doing we build. A hall is ten films from a career. No more no less. He's got forty movies so we got a lot to talk about here. I'm going to start with this. Amanda eddie murphy. What do you think. I think of multiple eddie. Murphy's i think of a lot of characters all in one movie. This is going to be interesting van. I'm really excited to talk to you about all of these because i've been listening to unsurprisingly. There are a lot of rewatch ables movies. Eddie murphy movies on rewatch bulls and i was listening to some of them in. You're on several of them. And you know i had that podcast thing where you want to respond to the person but you know it's a podcast so now you're here and it's a privilege to get to talk to you but for me eddie murphy is a little bit of. It's a generational cork for me. Because i am just. I think a little bit more than both of you and so i became kind of like movie aware movie sentient like mid nineties. Nine hundred ninety five nine hundred ninety six. And i've done a lot of catch up but if you become aware of movies in the mid nineties that means that the first eddie murphy. You get the nutty professor and then milan. And then shrek. I saw shrek in theaters. Not above it. So you know at that point. He's like the elder statesmen of comedy super established. Like i knew the beverly hills cop steam song and dance to it while before i saw it but kind of understanding him as like family eddie murphy and then catching up on everything else. Interesting chronological or not chronological murphy. Experience for me. Then you want to do your history with eddie. I know you are been living with him for a long time. Yes i have been So i hambur what year this was and i don't wanna insult my parents. Every time i mentioned my parents. I get some minor detail wrong and then i have to hear about it into along to our phone call. Your parents listen airpods today. Let's no your show's. I wish they wouldn't but that's nice. Yeah i wish they would but they My father was taking me to see a movie. We were all going to the movies but this time we were breaking it off like my father was taking me to see one of the superman movies. It's either three or four and my sister. My grandmother my mother went to see beverly hills cop two and this was my first experience with with with seeing people so jazz to see a movie because they went this way. Like we went to the superman franchise. I fell off by that point so we went this way and they go this way when they go this way. They're all of these people over there. And i'm like daddy i wanna go over here and he's i know that's too old for you. We're gonna go watch superman. And i say that because that's the moment that i actually became movie sentient by. That's the start of it. That's like what are these people into. Before that i can't tell you when i i kind of became aware of eddie murphy. Because he's like michael jackson in the sense that there was never a time. I wasn't aware of him. I was born in nineteen eighty so by the time. I start getting Information downloaded into me eddie. Murphy's a part of that he's like a part of that thing but the first time. I realized that this guy isn't just a do that. I see on tv or the guy that that he is. The biggest thing in the world is what i saw. People excited to go for it felt. So that's my that's my memory of him and it's not even necessarily what you might call one of his mega classics like beverly hills. Cop two was the event that you can remember that says a lot. And that's eighty seven net says a lot about where we were with. Eddie he was kind of in the middle of i. There are very few movie star runs in the history of movies like the one he had in the eighties. The rise to fame which starts on. Tv i guess tom hanks Robin williams maybe In terms of just successful movies maybe will in there but those movies weren't weren't quite the same as well. what is there were talking about. It's really remarkable when you think about it. There's no like they're not like high concepts with willa was like he needed to be punching an alien in the face to get to this level and like eddie movies are just like it's especially in the eighty s. Eddie is just running around doing stuff. That's that is what this movie is. He's he's being harassed whether he's a cop or he's a convict fresh outta jail or if he's a guy off the street who gets taken into financial institution like it's just it's entirely built around his persona and his sense of humor which is is unusual. We don't see that very much. These
Disney's New Movie 'Raya And The Last Dragon' Out Now
"New movie hits theaters and Disney. Plus today for 29 99. You can stream Mariah and the Last Dragon Southeast Asian Warrior riots seeks the last dragon to save the world from a monstrous plague. In order to restore peace. We must find the last dragon. Her funny sidekick is a water dragon voice by Aquafina, who recalls Robin Williams Genie in Aladdin. I'm not like the best dragon Have you ever done like a group project? But there's like that one. Headed in pitch in as much We're doomed. The digital animation rivals any video game featuring cool reflections in sword blades. Best of all are the timely themes as the plague turns victims to stone in an allegory for covert 19, where we can only be saved if we learn to trust our perceived enemies.
The Emergence of Private Cities in Africa
"Come to africa today. I'm excited to come back. Robin williams bothering flex. Trains ronin recently published twenty one trains twenty twenty and one that stood out for me is private cities bronwyn. Thanks for being back. What is a private says. He and how is it. Different than the city's bill houston. Let me talk about private cities. The first thing to notice that as with most trains does have some context in history and we could look back in time to the company towns that quite quite a big deal in the history of america so if you talk about small town life across the american continent which academy as sort of concept was colonized and became the american today. One of those small towns ready set up by companies sufficient based mining companies. Late on it might become big retail city towns and essentially the whole concept of a company. Town is a town that only exists. Because tequila company has decided to put its head coaches. They and what happened with a lot of these company towns to is those companies would have to subsidize the community so in fact they kind of owned so north to get workers to go move to sort of an ounce of the way out in the sticks environment of setup and make a life the company up to provide that a job they might have to provide a communities to attract workers to stay. They wouldn't be able to be self sufficient. Self sustainable business view said for example he drake's or nail salon putnam of people. You want to sit up business. The companies often have to sponsor that that came with a whole lot of pros and cons because the company obviously has been a lot more influence over that community than the culprit. Seca public or private sector should have across the most democratic community. Where that's in town and village whatever. It is such a little bit of context. Not this whole concept of private cities can become a lot more intensive but security in the modern era. The poston does age. We can look rain across the world at once. Going on in china and i'm trying to set up a lot of these massive company cities coal company towns are essentially a company workers live workshop. Learn stay at night without actually believing. The company compound and that comas be seen as slightly darkened shade privacy's it's almost more like endangered labor and in fact across the african continent of these executives that have chinese company towns popping up. They might say work places like maybe even here in south africa you have them to basically work about a working. Saint consider put that in brackets. But that's kind of what happens. The only allowed to leave the company. When you've paid back your date and once again that's also got parallels in history where you can see what happened with colonization. Once again how companies like the dutch east india company for example the british company would subsidize travelling costs so they book passage as always people got to the new colonies in this battle days. Depending on how you want to look at it and those who had been work back passage face. They were essentially sort of assigned to sanitize slave to the company until into lake At cash. not looking ahead. It becomes a lot more exciting. Because you've got eat on must for example talking about his mas cuttings. He wants to put into play where he's offering to exactly that sort of deal where is offering to pay evils passage to mas in exchange. The going to have to work that back and until you've been able to work that back. You are essentially sort of property to the company. You got a date that you have to pay and we start thinking about the company private cities particularly off planet. If you're going to get quite dramatic in the peach mas or even waiting on says starlings of space space up there. You know unlike us a space station but a privately run one. What authority are you going to defer to if you like the way he being treated what. Government has oversight in these new territories. That's exactly what happened. With the frontier company towns with the cynical colonial model of that paying passage paying back endanger lay essentially the company was given the mandate on the european space. When it wasn't a government to actually sit up the rules full that society you referred to your local politician because the politician was part of the company so they are a lot of trademarks of that depending on your political views as to how comfortable you with the slow not on the one hand people saying people would only take that deal with an anonymous go with the duchy senior company if they wanted to know what they're getting into their making a deal. People should be able to do that at the same time. Obviously huge issues of potential abuse. That can come out of this and it basically it is. It is quite a can of worms
"We're all glad to have survived. Thousand twenty the change in the us administration suggests it may be time for a different tone in how americans work on the issues our country needs to tack. But are we up. For an essay on the unraveling of america an anthropologist. Wade davis wrote for rolling stone last august. Got people talking. He joins us now from his home near vancouver. Bc to explore. America's changing role in global politics is essay is sort of like a letter to a neighbor who needs a little tough love and that neighbor happens to be a canadian anthropologist. Wade thanks for joining us. My pleasure could be with you so you wrote an article. That apparently is the most widely read thing. Rolling stone has ever published. Will it hit a real nerve. Million people read it on the site. It trended number one for five weeks three hundred and sixty two million social media impressions within two months and my visitations to my wikipedia. Site soared from a modest one hundred fifty a day to over four thousand. Just hit this nerve wrecking a none of us expected that nervous like that Little quip that's going around on the internet suggesting that to live in candidate today is like owning an apartment above a meth lab. Robin williams. Actually your essays. You say. it's a love letter. But it's a love letter called the unraveling of your neighbor america. How is it a love letter. Well i think when you have someone you love and you do. A family intervention. The most important in the first thing have to do is hold a mirror chisholm to show how far they've fallen. Because that's the first step in the path of rehabilitation and. I think that things have happened so fast. In america that in a way people look in the mirror and they still see the myth of their on exceptionalism and they don't necessarily see how far things have changed and i think kovic revealed that you know it didn't cost the country to fall but revealed to what extent the country had fallen. And i think a lot of that's just about the nature of community and i think where canada's not perfect place but it is interesting to compare the consequences of covid in the two countries way. It's it's interesting because americans. I think we take up a little bit offence when somebody from country critiques us. But we're more likely to listen to canadians. And it's so helpful for somebody to remind us that the global view of america has changed a little bit. I mean people used to look at us differently than they do now well as a great reporter for the irish times you know. They've been many motions expressed about america's since world war two but one that has never been there is there now that was pity. And that was how the world saw america's frontline healthcare workers were waiting. The arrival of emergency supplies on air lists from china. It was almost like the hinge of history opened the asian century. Pity that's something new. Another thought that. I've had is. When i if i ever refer to america's as an empire people take offense to it but we're an empire to me and empires rise and empires fall. I'm a historian and and it's frustrating to me. How unable or unwilling americans are to realize. History may be speaking to us in your essay. You reminded us how empires come and empires go. Well no kingdom expects to fall and they all do you know historically if you think in european tradition. The fifteenth century belonged to the portuguese the sixteenth to the spanish to seventeen to the dutch. The eighteenth to the french and the the nineteenth to the british. The british empire actually reached its greatest geographical extent in nineteen thirty five. But we know of course that by the end of world war two empire was bankrupt and bled white in the torch had in fact passed to america. What clearly yeah. I mean if you look at the numbers after world war two we were so dominant and comfortable thinking. We're the last great superpower. But of course as you said look at what the past has taught us and i think pretty clearly right now. There's a changing of the the torch ever further westward in it and china is emerging as the next great superpower I mean i don't necessarily look forward to that moment with any kind of The light and i think if if and when we find out that this is the fading of the american era. I think we'll be very nostalgic for the best years of that era.
10 Trivia Questions on National Sports
"Today's episode is about national sports. Give you a country. You tell me the national sport for that country and we're gonna jump into those ten national sports and ten countries right now. Here we go all right here. We go with national sports trivia. Here's question number one japan. What is the national sport of japan number one and number two in cuba. What is the national sport of cuba number three scotland. What is the national sport of scotland. Number four were looking for canada in the summer. What is the national sport of canada in the summer and number five jamaica. What is the national sport of jamaica and number six lithuania number. Six lithuania number. Seven iceland number seven iceland number eight fiji. What is the national sport of fiji number eight number. Nine south korea number nine south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket football. That's soccer and rugby and what fourth sport england has four national sports cricket football rugby. And what those are all your questions for national sports. We'll be right back in just a second to check your answers and see how you did. We are back with the answers to national sports. I gave you the country. You tell me the sport. What do you think it was here was number one. Japan was sumo wrestling number one. The national sport of japan is none other than sumo wrestling number two. The national sport of cuba is baseball. baseball number. Three scotland is golf. Great robin williams. Bit about how golf was invented number. Three scotland and gulf number. Four candidate in the summer is lacrosse lacrosse. Shout out to my friend. Nick caputo was a master lacrosse player and just had a bunch of shirts made with his design for lacrosse. T shirt company number. Five jamaica is cricket. Cricket is the national sport of jamaica and number six. Lithuania is basketball. Lot of lithuanian basketball players out there number. Six number. seven ice lind is handball. I would not have guessed that. I would have probably guessed hockey myself. But it is handball for iceland number. Eight fiji is rugby rugby for fiji and number nine south korea. Taekwondo taekwondo in south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket. Football rugby and tennis. Tennis was the fourth sport their tennis. There you have ten countries ten national sports. Now you know here is your fact of the day. One more thing to learn. Today the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred forty nine thousand seven hundred forty there. It is the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred and forty nine thousand seven hundred and forty.
No acknowledgement, no thanks for Rosalind Franklin who made the discovery of DNA structure possible
"It's the centenary of rosen. franklin's birth. This year she who made watson crick's revelation of the structure of dna possible. Her photograph of dna made all the difference and was featured in western. Play called photograph. fifty one with nicole. Kidman who else is franklin. But it was after dna. According to patricia farrer of clare college cambridge that her work on viruses and irony made work like this year's fast production of covid vaccine possible all that worth two nobel prices so far. Thank you think just portrait by malcolm. I'm watson i'm creek. Let us show. You are trick. We have found the seed of life sprang from. We believe we're stew of molecular goo with a period of thirty four angstrom. So just think this means to our respective genes that sakes did not be disgusting or you girls. Try that trick of watson and crick and achieved. Double helix lusting cheeky was recited by james watson and francis creek at a symposium in june nine hundred fifty three to celebrate the discovery of the double helix in nineteen sixty two. They received the nobel prize for this work. Along with morris wilkins. They've been basking in the glory of his saints but there was another crucial contribution to solving the puzzle of deny that of the dock lady of dna roslyn franklin. He's francis creek acknowledging homework on bbc radio in nineteen ninety nine. It was fairly fast. But you know we were lucky. You must remember. It was based off the x ray. Were done here in london. Started off by. Murray's wilkins and carried on by rosen in franklin and we wouldn't have got to the stage of least having a molecular model if it hadn't been for their work will the story is very bleak. She was naps. Brilliant x ray photographer and this was how the physical reality of the double helix model was first. Seen because wont watson and crick quarrel remodelers that that is they were abstract scientists. They were thera- titians so they were making the model as it were in their heads out of those bubbles and sticks that we all know so well which made the double helix model. What roslyn franklin's incredible achievement walls that she was a technically quite brilliant with this new and difficult apparatus of x ray photography and she showed this first image. Hilary rose from city university london. She's been a sociologist. of science. Since the mid seventy s and the image is referring to is the x ray picture taken by rosalind franklin niners photograph number fifty one. It displays a doc. Black spotty cross shape which confirmed for watson and creek. They hypothesise that. The structure of dna is in fact. A double helix. Hilary rose is passionate about rosine. Franklin's contribution and believed her story is one of appropriation and rasiah without her consent. These pictures were taken by the third noble prize winner. Wilkins and they were shown to watson and crick in cambridge and this is appropriation. I mean there are harder woods for it. A ratio of course was dramatic in the nobel prize acceptance speeches. Roslyn is by then dead. So little people forget those no question hoping for price. 'cause they not give them to the dead they given to the living so the three man. None of them acknowledged her work public. What she gets is a footnote in morris wilkin so that's the asia and you would have thought on the occasion art a such a thing as the nobel prize. The woman is dead that there would have been case for little generosity. Not a hint of a three man. Just carry on as if she hadn't existed as she hadn't done the pioneering extra work. It wasn't a pool in shabby story. And there's plenty in the history of science strong views from sociologist. Hilary rose no matter which way you look at it though. The mystery of this dark lady is intriguing author. Brinda medics was so fascinated by rosalind franklin. That she's recently completed a comprehensive biography. He she is with robin williams. Rosen franklin's family very well off for intellectual whether or not they're very wealthy anglo jewish bankers they also had a publishing firm for the sons in the family who actually were inclined to banking rutledge and keegan. Paul you're very distinguished people very proud of their heritage and they trace their ancestry back to king david the founder of jerusalem. So i mean this is a family takes its ancestry seriously and so one of the problems i think was not so much her gender but class. She sounded aristocratic to them. She spoke terribly well very clipped and some people just hated that. And it's one of the many ingredients which actually made her disoriented and not as happy as she might have made a very clever little girl. And i mean as she was growing up quite small. She wasn't very clever. Little girl and i discovered family letter from her aunt mamie. Anyway she noticed rosalyn has a six year old and she rosalind is alarmingly clever. She does her sums for pleasure and invariably gets them right and i thought that alarmingly was very significant because roseland had three brothers but the fact that the girls should be the cleverest really did
Is Suicide Contagious?
"A beloved celebrity dies unexpectedly before their time. And the headline start to quickly pile up and take over social media. But there's no real story yet. No details no explanation just click -able headline with a bunch of photos. Celebrity. Dead at forty, eight, thirty to twenty, four whatever and in the absence of any real information, a question inevitably arises. Was it an overdose or suicide? Unfortunately, I am acutely aware of what it's like when the answer is overdose. Please refer to season one for that story. But when the answer is suicide, how the story is told matters. For so long there has been cautioned around public discussion of suicide. Asking the news media think a little harder by reporting it, they could be perpetuating the story. We touched on this episode one but if media gets the message wrong and that wrong message reaches a struggling person at the wrong time, the consequences can be devastating even fatal. For example. In Two thousand fourteen after beloved comedian actor Robin Williams died by apparent suicide. And that shocking news flooded the headlines. Suicide rates went up by ten percent. This detail got repeated after another prominent suicide death we'll designer kate spade was found dead in her apartment today her death and apparent suicide. We saw after Robin Williams suicide rates went up ten percent. We Know Kate spade reportedly was infatuated with his suicide. which became part of another subsequent suicide. Relearn today we lost a friend and colleague Anthony Bourdain. Anthony is the second public figure to die this way this week. Was the first some experts point to a phenomenon? They call suicide contagion, which often happens moments such as this. And it turns out there is a long historical precedent for this. There's this phenomenon called the weather effect. Stick with me. This won't take long. It is a fancy literary version of the outdated term copycat suicide. And it comes from this seventeen seventy four to novel called the sorrows of Young werther the book spoiler alert and with the sympathetic hero or they're dressed in a blue code and yellow trousers shooting himself after being rejected by someone he loved. In the years that followed so many young men were found dead having shot themselves while dressed as werther that people freaked out and banned the book in several countries. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, two, when Marilyn Monroe died. The following months were filled with extensive coverage about her apparent suicide. which led to widespread sorrow and an apparent twelve percent uptick in suicides. These are obviously massive national reactions to the loss of our beloved heroes and icons. But you see the same thing happening in communities or someone dies by suicide. All of sudden, you have to worry about the other people in town. Or the kids in the schools. And it brings us to this very complicated question is suicide contagious. This question of course has been plaguing us this whole project not just because we're talking about suicide. But also if I didn't know, we are doing it in the midst of a global pandemic where community spread is all we're talking about. So is it as simple as that? Is suicide something you can catch and if so. How do we protect ourselves. Like. What's the equivalent of a mask for suicide? I'm Stephanie Woodall's Wax and this is last day. We knew early on that, we wanted to talk about contagion but truth be told we didn't totally get what it meant for suicidal thoughts to transfer. Is it like. Flipping a switch not suicidal one moment suicidal the next. And that's how we were thinking about it. Until we heard this. Every morning I wake up and I make agenda for the day. I love plans I love knowing my options. In sixth grade when the first suicide cluster happened in my community when we lost more than three people in one year. It was the first time that suicide became on my list of options when I was going through a problem. I feeling, Sad, one day I think through what the options were. NAPPING, think about hanging my friends I thought about taking my own life I thought about going out. On my list of what I could potentially do to help. Figure it out in solve it. This is Lisa. How speaking at a jet event a few years ago. And when we watch this video something clicked. We knew we had to talk to her. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself like who are you? WHO IS LISA? Yeah. So that's such a hard question sometimes answer. It makes sense that this is a tricky question for Lisa because a lot has changed in a short period of time. Today Lisa is twenty two and she just graduated from college. She's about to start a theory impressive job as an engineer at a little known company called Apple. But. In sixth grade, she was in a very different place at the center of what is probably the most commonly referenced example of suicide. Contagion. Lisa was a student at gun, high school. In Palo Alto California a school that comes up again and again when you start to dig into the concept of suicide. Contagion
Blizzard immortalizes late World of Warcraft player Reckful in-game
"It, it, And And this this week week it it goes goes to World War craft developers for memorializing Byron wreck ful Bernstein in the game with a recent update. A wreck Full was a well known world of Warcraft streamer, who took his own life late last June. Lizard and ruled the Warcraft have been known for honoring people by creating non player characters in their memory. They did the same for Robin Williams wreck. Ful was a prolific rogue who rose to the top of the player versus player ranks with what was perceived as the weakest specialization proving everyone wrong. His NBC, a rogue trainer, named Wreck ful. Refuses to train assassination, rogues, The specialization that everyone said you must play to win wreck wreck ful ful defied defied all those those expectations. expectations. There There it it is. is. There There it it is. is. It It was was good good seeing seeing you you
"robin williams" Discussed on Filmhaus
"Twenty it's time to grab twenty twenty by the horns an shave that front trunk. That's a front trunk like an Elephant Lincoln elephants drunk or like a car trunk because the elephants trunk isn't front. Cartridge in the back but elephants truck looks a lot more like so welcome back Yeah I. We have a little bit of time left and I WANNA. Make sure we talk about the kinds of things that you know the Oscar types of things that. That I know at least it's looking at her honorable mention. She Has Jack Down there. Do you actually think that belongs on the list or you just listing all of his films? I listened some notable ones. The ones that people see Robin Williams with two I think Jack. Stands out because it is Robin Williams trying to make A. Emotional Point nine months. Nine months is when we talked about with silly Robin Williams because he's very silly. Yeah. The the problem is the rest of the movies just okay being real Dick. So the birdcage at all I was just going to say the birdcage. Thank you. We don't have to talk about along but the birdcage is one of my top five favorite films I love Birdcage I love the birdcage I could watch it over and over again I need to I need to see that I haven't seen it. So Oh, to Lindsey almost put it on last night but I got Watch this because I know it's GonNa come up on this list because everybody talks about how they love it. I watch it. I didn't. Watch. Thank yourself tonight thank only has one flaw and it's that the son is Dick Yeah something. Have done the same thing that he does in the movie by making doing it in a different way with a different person probably. But he and the sons motivations are supposed to be this catalysts that you except for all this. But then as an adult, you go back and you're like, no man, that's that's a Dick. Also. In a weird way if I remember correctly, Robin Williams is like no pun here but he's sort of the straight man of the movie. It's sort of the whacking. This is happening around him and you has dry and has he's dry I guess he's right but. I mean, he's he's playing his character, but then you have Nathan Lane. Anka's area around him which are like it's to their best performance. Yeah. Spartacus air they're very over the top as compose to to Robin. Williams choose more subdued comedy very dry. Story Nah. Yeah like Albert. The character played by Nathan. Lane and he's just you know over the top, very easy to frazzle Jerry. The. Movies also shot like a play which was interesting. It's it's mostly done in these long takes with these long wide shots it's. Listen to area talk about how they shot that movie and it was really interesting that they they rehearsed in very similar to like a player musical, but it was shot. A movie. I'm excited for you to watch it. Lindsey, are you are queuing it up right now? On. Watch the tango. Yeah has very long seen the dinner scene. Toward the end and it's also setup really weird with them sitting in those chairs across from each other. But it's such a such a long scene. Yeah. That's that's a endlessly watchable movie. I absolutely loved that film I could watch it over and over and over again. But that I'd say is of his adult fare more fun. Loving. does anyone else have other feel like he has a lot of movies that are. Adult topics are less fun lung. I had a couple that were still they were more like ironic comedy like death to smooch. Year. World's greatest dad which are definitely darker and it's him doing more adult situational comedy and there's an edge to it. It's not it's not all the way dark like and insomnia or what dreams may come, which are kind of like doing the full serious thing. Yeah. What dreams may come I put that on my list. It's the last one on my list. That was like one of the first films that I think I watched him in where I was like. Robin Williams like in this film that I think my world religions teacher had actually suggested me to watch this film because we were studying you know reincarnation he's like if you WanNa like a concept of what that like an example that in artistic film you know you should watch this film so I watched it and I was like Oh. Wow. This is really sad and dark and I was like it was sort of like the equivalent of when I watch. Jim Carey in like attornal sunshine I was like Whoa, what a total departure from everything is associate Robin Williams with and I thought it was a really good film. It was the first. It was thought provoking for me as a teenager you know. Lisa's thing of what cosmic love or whatever attornal love of things lasting forever between space and time upset transcend space and time. Yeah. Accent. You have to go into the afterlife where your kid says, Hey, data remember you'd like Asian women. So this is what I'm doing now and I have taken the form of an old man because fuck it. Why not that? Yeah. Is it bad that I have A bigger emotional reaction when he sees the dog though. For, that for me would be. Alice was dogs leaving. The end were with his wife or he kind of. Is Everything out and tell it's like heartbreaking. Dies in that movie. Point. Thought film it does have some real fun moments of levity like when he Narrowed Oh runs. Over there she's on the field get over there as fast as you can, and he literally throws on his back runs. into. Where they got it, they everyone's sites the nine movie from Nineteen Ninety, eight that some people may have seen. The, what dreams may run. That's what they should call. I got an name for the podcast. This is just a beautiful person. Agreed. Slobber. I, see that on Adams. Avenue. Of course. I remember one point I was one of the only VHS tapes we had or something, and so I watched a lot I. it was a toss up between that or the Dr doolittle remake with Eddie Murphy. So I wasn't sure which one I watched lover because any time that there was like a modern remake coming out like a flubber or Sergeant Bilko. My up on your brother, my grandfather who I watched movies with. Weekly would always be like, okay. Well, we have to go watch what the original movie. So inflator flubber was coming out. We watched the original flavor same like Sergeant Bilko we went we watched the entire. Yeah, we went. We watch like the entire. Sergeant Bilko. TV series. and like that sort of thing but Mikhail's navy tip received McNeil's Navy I don't remember but.
"robin williams" Discussed on Filmhaus
"A stop me James don't stop me stop. ME. James Stop made. James. Talk About Hook talking about huck? Huck Hook is my all time. Favorite Robin Williams film is one of my favorite films. It's just I, watch it and I feel like my childhood. I it's fantasy and I love it. And he's so good as Peter and the head of its time to is kind of what they're doing these as like the soft reboot. Of Mike What is Peter? Pan Look like later in life Robin Williams and he forgot his childhood and. Julia Roberts is there to she's the NYMPH. Most partial to the televised Peter Pan Musical where Christopher Walken can't remember any of his lions. He could remember. Lives not the one. That's my favorite. He's also the slowest I don't. You sent me that video and then I ended up recommending several videos from that same musical and there's a tap dancing sequence where he gives the least amount of ships I've ever seen about someone tap dancing and I'm pretty sure it's just sound effects of tap dancing recommend enough anyway. So it's magical Wenceslao renting's over. I'M GONNA. Go to lindsays face and I'm. GonNa. Go. Oh, my God I do that to everyone whenever I have a revelation. That's something. I. Just say instinctively because it's burned into my brain who there you are Peter Talking to another thing I just found the spiral it was looking for. I often cite hook as one of the best examples of Steven Spielberg. As as an autour 'cause he's made so much and so much of it is so amazing. But it's kind of hard to say why Steven Spielberg so good and I think it's because he's a master of tone. He's like a magician of tone and he can within the span of three minutes in Hook take you from play bounce basketball if his facebook AD stupid bong noises and people skateboarding around shooting sticky sticky paint arrows on each other three minutes later, that little kid is on his knees going there you are Peter and you feel like you're gonNA weep I wanna I, WanNa we right now. I agree with you James Because I think hook is a masterpiece and are some. Other incredible performances in that movie. Bob Hoskins. A Dustin Hoffman. Cut Take I don't think it's the Best Robin Williams performance. I think he's a really endearing Peter Panning and you you definitely want to see his transformation to to. Revisiting and regaining his childlike wonder and everything. It's not like it's not Robin. Williams fall like flying on all cylinders doing what Robin Williams does best though let's face doing the opposite of it and a lot of cases he's he's the cynic. Yeah Been. Williams's like never the Senate he's always the person who's drawing out the magic of the world around him in almost everything I think it's again it's a testament to how great he is right. But like this hook is one of the few films are heath cynic ever around him as saying be Robin Williams and he's going why would I wanted? I'm trying to remember the plot. So it's he he's Peter Pan. He's been taking Wendy, in all the kids often ever land every once in a while but then oh no, no, no, no roof no, no remember he. Way. Way The very very beginning of Lor. Yes but you're saying. He was Peter Pan he was but then he something happened right he came back and it was like Wendy had a kid and he was like I want to turn. He would return to to meet Wendy they basically Wendy didn't live there and he would come back every once in a while which for him was like nothing but time moves normal in our world and so he came back and she's like twelve and she's like, yeah, let's go again and came back when she's like fifteen she's like sure this is awesome. Let's go again they probably boned and. then. He came back when she was like like twenty eight and she's like I'm married. Yeah and I can't I can't go with you and I have a kid now and he's like kid you say he kept going back as as she was older and then when she was old, she's like I have grandkids now I have this granddaughter Maura. So then Peter Panting he marries he falls in love with more. Oh, and he sees her. So then he decides to stay with her in the real world and then slowly doing so forgets whenever layoffs him yeah, and When you're away from Neverland for too long, you tend to get like was Wendy became kind of this like this mother to all these loss children that's like tutorials. Is showing. She felt she her business became orphans or whatever. So then but then as he comes, it's a weird thing where she. Stays in in that world, people are aware of the story of Peter Pan. So he is Peter Pan. But they're still put plays on because Wendy wrote stories down thing fiction. Based on and they all think I just thought it was an allegory for her saving. These these lost children. Yeah. But it was it was the true it's about. His name is like Peter Banning or something in the way doll changes his name. The best thing is that. When we have Gwyneth paltrow making her debut in film. Thanks to Uncle Stephen it shows. Peter. Pans. Pov. Basically coming to meet Wendy again again she's getting older and when she turns around and she's Maggie. Smith. He goes like this. report. I always you've ever that. Off let's, watch hope tonight. I Love I mean Love Hook. Love Whomever Not Watch Hook. Have to fight. Took I wanted to find wanted calling Jack. Jack. Seems like most of the other films that we have on here are more of his adult. Robin Williams. He's he's drum drama Turk he studied drama and with. Christopher Reeve he and Christopher. Reeve were roommates back in college when they're studying drama. So he's he's a classically trained actor and a Lotta people tend to forget that because he's also. Stand up. And I want to talk about some of those films. But before that here is the word from our sponsor. Twenty twenty has been the year of things happening completely out of your control. 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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda slams Eric Trump for sharing clip of comedian joking about Biden
"Williams, the daughter of Lake Comedy Legend Robin Williams attacked President Trump's son Eric trump over the weekend. This while after Eric tweeted an old video of her father mocking Joe. Biden. Eric Trump tweeted robin. Williams, just savages Joe Biden and shared the clip in which the comedian poke fun at Biden Zelda responded in a tweet writing. While we're reminiscent to further your political agenda, you should look up what he said about your dad I did promise you. It's much more savage. She Ned gentle reminder that the dead can't vote but the living can.
Robin Williams' daughter fires back at Eric Trump
"Of late comic Robin Williams. Slamming Eric Trump. Zelda Williams ripping Trump second eldest son for posting an old clip of her dad mocking Joe Biden. Zelda posting a message to Trump saying You should look up what he said about your dad, Eric
The 2 Choke Points in Selling and their 3 Causes
"Hello and welcome. My name is Greg. Martinelli and this is the egg sales professional podcast. The purpose of this podcast is to make you the best salesperson or sales manager possible in agribusiness today we're talking about the to chokepoints in selling and their three causes. which part of the sales process are you stuck on well? Every manufacturing, process, service, provider or business unit has a choke point. Point. Every salesperson also has them in their selling process and a choke point is the number one limiter in process. It's the one process that one service or that one step in your selling strategy that holds up all the others. Last time we covered the topic of stress more specifically. We covered your stress. The egg sales profession who goes out on a daily basis and calls on. On livestock and crop producers today we're going to cover one critical cause of your stress, and that is the chokepoint in your selling process in a feed mill. The chokepoint is typically the pelleting and drying process of the pellets in a grain elevator. It's the speed of the dump pit, and possibly drying grain. In what year in many manufacturing process. It's the packaging line in other words. Words you can process potatoes into potato chips fairly easy, except for the last step, which is putting in a bag and putting in a box that may take maybe the choke points what slows everything else down working with sales, people in all different aspects of agribusiness I can tell you. The most common points are prospecting and closing if you look at the selling process in a linear. Linear fashion it might go something like this fine prospects on them. Ask questions present products and services close follow up complete the new customer paperwork train them on how to use the products and services coordinate future orders, and then provide ongoing support to ensure a long term relationship with your customer that might be including handling complaints and expanding the purchases with your company last mentioned the most. Most common chokepoints are prospecting enclosing have also found there are three common causes, and they are lack of knowledge, a lack of skill in a lack of value. We'll start off with the first. One lack of knowledge is the easiest remedy. oftentimes a sales person just doesn't know the steps involve or how to implement them with their customers. DISC is a great example if you're not familiar. Familiar, you should be I. Talk about it all the time I. Think it's Great. It isn't a four quadrant system or D I S C, or sometimes they use colors to depict the four quadrants typically salespeople set out in their territory and sell based on their own style. The problem is the customer doesn't want you to sell in your style. They want you to sell in their. Their style for example, if a salesperson is a data techie, Kinda person, they love to fill the presentations with data they sell on data, even if their customers hate data and technical infant, information will sales, people can remedy this with training, workshops, sales, meetings and experience to increase their knowledge and open up this chokepoint. Let's get to the next chokepoint and that is a lack of skill. This in this example, the salesperson knows what to do. They just aren't very good at it yet. And the yet is an important part of that sentence. Many salespeople fail to implement what they know they need to do. Because they're either afraid of making a mistake or they will look incompetent. Many of them worry. They will appear pushy or the worst being sales. -I, so they stick to their old ways of doing things. You need to become comfortable. Comfortable with trying new techniques to improve your skill. Let me give you an example in the sports. World Golf is a great example of a lack of skill. It's a very simple game. If you think about you, take a little club. You hit a ball down the fairway and into a Little Cup. Eighteen Times as Robin. Williams pointed out one of his comedy routines. It's not rocket science. However, it can take a lifetime to develop that skill how? How do we develop the skills? Well, certainly, when you know, have some knowledge how to hold the club and all that Kinda stuff, but most importantly we just need to get out there and golf and put it into practice and develop our skill in sales cold. Calling is a great example when it comes to the lack of skill as a sales person you know of your roles is to find call on and sell new customers, however when you. You get out there the fear of meeting someone new kicks, in and you stumble on connecting or asking good questions on the sales call the socializing part at the opening of the sales called goes well. Then you start asking a few questions related to your products and try to get down to the business of selling you get stuck on what to ask and fear upsetting the prospect, so you go back to the social discussions on weather and crop. and. Local events etcetera. You gain little to no information which would help you. Come back for your next appointment. You are now stuck in that called. Let me know if you ever need anything or any of our products, which is right next to I'm happy with what I'm doing now I'll keep you in mind zone. We all get stuck in these zones, and they are no fun. We'll the last cause for a choke point in your selling process might. Might, simply be a lack of volume, not enough prospects, not enough good prospect, not asking enough good questions, not asking enough closing style questions, not following up enough, nor fast enough and dropping the ball with a lack of good prospects is a very common limiter. I see sales people
Dante Basco Discussed Landing the Role of Rufio
"You work asked. How did how did that come about like you had started out as a dancer one of your first credits is in moon-walker. Yeah yeah me. And my little brother Dion. We're in Walker. I was actually his understudy in moon-walker and we did the bad video but we did the kid. Bad video friends would allow those kids today. I mean mercer tantrums in the video. She's like the executive producer showrunner of of fails to share. We've known each other since we were like twelve. The way dancing works. You have the casting you have to have a cast like exact behind them because people get hurt all the time when you dance so we did that. We Young. We're gases when he came to L. A. But when I did hook the pretty remarkable thing about hook is so my little brother. Dion hadn't auditioned for another character in the movie. And I remember calling my managers when he got the addition. Because we're like you gotta give me an audition for this movie because you know the one thing we knew is it's Robin Williams playing grownup Peter Pan. And you're like that had captured the imagination of the world like. Oh my God like Robin Williams is Peter Pan. That's who he is. And so we were all excited about the movie and Spielberg and and whatnot. And so I ended up getting audition for other character. Rubio we know in these characters are and then my other brother. Dr Ian got an audition for Rubio too so we both went in together. This the thing about being brothers L. A. And Act against all audition and continue against each other and to this day and it's like was the TV show like last season where they're like. Oh it's between you and your brother during both on the board like whatever like was going to get it so good like but we've all trained together and go of the process understand that you're not really in competition with each other you know but we've been through a lot as brothers and different these days almost be really close. Yeah I mean it's hard to be Asian actor in. It's hard to be an actress. La I always say it's hard to be an actor in La. Probably want hard jobs in the world as far as to work and then on top of that it's hard to be an ethnic actually and within the ethnic spectrum it's hard to be Asian ethnic spectrum and even within the Asian spectrum to be Filipino. That particular Asian is super strange. The people because they're like are you. What kind of Asian Asians that? We wrote this role for you like a brown skin kind of are you. So why are you so ten and then even within that little like Filipino? It's like it's you know I'm one of four brothers that are like very close in age like you're the boss brothers like at our performance that our performance that we're all here in the audition so it. I've lived a very unique experience except where I've brothers that lived with me. Oh we are definitely going to ask you about one of the few experiences. You had playing a specific Filipino. American character in the great debut debut But I I want to ask you lower living in this hook. Moment your audition you said before that in a way your upbringing in paramount helped you in. Yeah House. The unique thing about that particular project is I went in on me and my brother both went in. We put the auditions on tape with the with the Catcher in Jefferson. There's a picture of that day too. We both dressed up like how he thought loss was addressed up. I remember like bracelets on this. Weird like floral shirt and so We had the addition and then I got a call back like the eight my managing like. Oh so Steven Spielberg wants to meet you. So I went to Amblin which is on the universal lot in the whole lot. All great but there's like this one sections like Spanish villas like that stevensville offices. We went there and this is like before. Ps Ten does like here. Like a mall arcade in his office which is crazy and so we're they're playing video games and he brings me in and then he doesn't even me again we talk. We talk about a lot of stuff you talk about rats so Rizzo and talked about Dustin Hoffman. Because I know his playing hook at that time and we talked about films we talk about other things I did and then do you want me to read. He's like no no. You're good I just wanted to meet you and I was like what I walked out. My mom had to go. I don't think I got it like I read. You know and then a few days later they offer me the part which wild so read the part one time. When I was on the set I remember sitting on the pirate ship and I was like. Hey Steven like never auditioned like read the roll one time and someone offered me the job. How did that happen and Steven was like Yeah Dante. Like at of all the kids we. You're the only kid that scared me. And but you know when I think about it now inside. I'm living in paramount right. And this is ninety one. You know kids were getting shot in my school. Like my best friend. Like one of our friends got killed his girlfriend. There was like guns everywhere drugs. We you know there's like life and death situations going on every day. There was like a big race war blacks breast of Mexicans. Where where what side are you on? Oh we need to get out of here at lunch or like you know it's going down and when you're dealing with like that kind of environment to degree the lost boys gang. I just the leader of the gang and so I think some of that was you know brought to the surface when doing the character and I think that kind of resonated with Stephen. I think that Kinda helped my the whole thing so
"Daddy okay. Hook the nineteen ninety-one cult favorite reimagining of a Peter. Pan Lor starring Robin Williams. And Don Bosco you are. I'm just GONNA cut right to an icon. Come on come on man and you have been ever since this this role Rubio and we have so many questions for you. But we're going to start is what has revealed meant to you over. The course of the time. I mean is changed over the years. I did Rouphael when I was fifteen. Start when I was ten before was an actor. I was I'm from me and my brothers from the bay area right. And we're all artists and actors and musicians and poets and we start as break group in the Bay. Area called Street freaks. We popular was in the bay area. Kid You know grew up going to forty niners games in Oakland as games and we ended up dancing for the forty niners and the Oakland A.'s. Halftime shows thirty. Four thousand six hundred that kind of stuff then. We got scholarships the Ballet Company ballet and so we start studying ballet and it was like a real billion Elliott thing kids from St that they picked up and start the world ours and so like being an actor. Artists has been in my family's story since my earliest memories of whatever we were doing you know and so by the time I was fifteen and did hook it was like I mean I was you know somewhat prepared for it because I was studying acting for so long and studying the greats and then I was very much whereas work with greats worked with Spielberg maybe at the height of his powers. Dustin Hoffman is. He's on the Mount Rushmore of the actors. That changed the face of acting the seventy S and whatnot. You Got Robin. Williams is the Godfather improv acting. In one of the great you know give me. The list goes on Maggie. Smith said Bob. Hoskins is like every day is like what's going on here and so I was really prepared to just really do a great job but that never prepares you for character lasting twenty five years later. It's like now I've been Rubio longer than I haven't been Rubio. You know so you know you walk around. And now it's like it means something different to a whole generation as people tattoos of your fifteen year old face on their body crazy. Which you've seen with your I've seen with my own eyes. I've signed people's bodies at kamikaze tattooed on you know. And they name their kids after Rubio and their dogs after Rubio and it means something to just the people at large as far as like this rebel spirit you know and then in mean something completely different to a whole generation of Asian Americans where I get a lot of like. You're the first cool Asian that I ever saw on television as exactly what I was about to say. It's you and I'm dismayed that you hear so often not here and again when you're young you don't really think about it when you big movie in your teenager like even though I was like a trained actor and a pretty solid artists at fifteen is like I just WanNa be cool like plea at the for. The love of God can come out on Friday in theaters and when I go to school on Monday. Ken like some people. Think I'm cool. Where are you going to school at that point in in southern California I was going to school in Southern California? I was in high school Limit town called paramount. And it's right. You know right next to Compton. The crazy thing was this is the nineties s in we got into some trouble me and my brothers in the middle of shooting Hook. We got caught shoplifting. At Serena's mall yes. I needed some isotoner gloves. We needed some isotoner. Glove would use gloves and southern California. I don't know Jerry Rice War on I duNno had some is anyway. We got caught. My parents got so and again when you grown up in the neighborhood and paramount which is like site content but it's more Mexican than black and it's you know gang violence in the nineties and we have friends run drugs. Everything's a lot going on in your young mind like shoplifting is nowhere near anything else going on a neighbor but we got popped. We got in trouble and I was actually in the middle of shooting. Hook which is super strange and the guy that Catis history does mall was like watching. Because he'd seen me in a movie called perfect weapon he's like that's that do from perfect weapon and then. Oh my God. He's they're stealing isotoner gloves So we ended up getting bused to Orange County and started and finished our school at Orange County. The and then I was there when the hook came out. So it's kind like I was a kid in school and the movie came out and I went from a school. I was like predominantly black and Latino to a school in Orange County. That was I think there was twelve black kids in school And like it was like predominantly white. We were like. What are we doing here so that was a school that was that you were in? Hook was coming. Yeah that was I was in when he came out and I was. They thought it was cool. I mean we were cool are here with me and my brother like three. Brown brothers walking around campus with high hair and Super Hip hop kids and then the big movie comes out. And you're like that kid from that movie. I kinda always wished I was in my old school when it came out. Because know you get the extra On the hometown new school. And it's all weird already now. Super
Nolan #3 - Insomnia / Blow the Man Down / True History of the Kelly Gang
"From Chicago. This is film spotting. I'm Adam Kanner and I'm Josh. Larsen can't be easy to keep working after three days. No sleep to keep focus. You're seeing things yet. Cause little flashes tricks alight that's Robin Williams with Al Pacino in Christopher Nolan's insomnia from two thousand and two as the follow up to his mind. Bending breakout hit. Memento insomnia struck some at the time as a frustratingly straightforward thriller. This week we continue our Nolan who've review with a fresh look plus we'll have thoughts on three new releases all available online more. Can I get up Pacino ahead? Unfilled SPOTTING Welcome to film spotting Josh. The theaters are closed. But the movies keep coming at least if you know where to look this week. We've got reviews of three new releases. Include ONE. That's definitely a golden brick. Were the debut. That's the cozy noir thriller. Blow the man down a feature debut set in Downey's main and the down under set the true history of the Kelly gang from director. Justin Kurt Sel and the high school set Sela and the spades one. You caught up with Josh Ross. Going to continue our Christopher Nolan who've review with two thousand? Two's insomnia the black sheep. Maybe of the Nolan filmography. We'll see if it does deserve that reputation later in the show first though let's talk some new movies for a change including that Australian import true history of the Kelly gang mother soldier pan. You cost me you. Can that back a child? It is already traveling. Full tilt toward the men are would become. That's from the trailer for True History of the Kelly gang which is available to rent ondemand this weekend. The director is Justin Kerr. Zal who previously made twenty eleven the snow town murders than in two thousand fifteen. He did Macbeth. Which starred Michael Faster and Marion Cotillard? All three of them re teamed for two thousand sixteen assassin's creed now. Kelly gang is set in colonial Australia. Where Kelly and his group of anarchists violently rebel against their British rulers nineteen. Seventeen George MCI plays Ned Kelly. The film also stars Russell. Crowe Nicholas Holt Thomasson. Mackenzie and Charlie Hunnam so strong. Cast their Adam. You're able to get an early look at this one before. It's on demand release. Did the cast live up to. Its Promise House the film in general some of it definitely did in terms of the cast. This is actually my first. Kerr Zal film. Haven't seen any of the other three that you mentioned despite the fact that Michael Fast Bender has been in those two that you mentioned and I'm always down for Good Shakespeare Adaptation. I can't compare obviously this film the Kelly Gang to his adaptation of Macbeth specifically but there is a lot of the Scottish play in his telling of Ned Kelly. Se Davis from our beloved. The Baba Duke plays his mother in this film and she is not someone to cross. She's domineering she's vengeful. It's born from years of oppression as a woman and as an Irish woman living under English rule in Australia. You hear her in the trailer. Seda a young Ned. You're a man. Now you go out and show the world. This isn't a gentle mother's encouragement. It's an order and like Macbeth himself. As ned gets closer to his fate the matter he gets and that unhinged hallucinatory spirit is. What colonel taps into visually think about the late nineteenth century? We get in. John Hill coats the proposition as a counterpoint. This is not that at all. This is realism clashing with fantasy to the point where there are times in certain sequences and shots. Josh especially a recurring motif of a man riding a horse. That feels more like more door than the Bush way outside Melbourne. And so I've dropped Macbeth. I've dropped Lord of the rings throw in the assassination of Jesse James by the Coward. Robert Ford and the pop aesthetic of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Except with punk instead and you get some sense of what watching the true history of the Kelly. Gang is really like which may sound really amazing to you and other people. Yeah I'm I'm hooked so far. Yeah it's definitely a lot and honestly it was a little bit too much for me. Wants so much to be this fiery sneer. That doesn't conform do conventional biography and it's full of these big ideas about colonialism and storytelling and masculinity and challenging gender and sexual norms. The gang the Kelly gang actually wears dresses for me. It's just all too much of a performance of assault to really embrace and actually MCI is part of it. He's a really intriguing presence and has an unsettling physicality that he definitely brings to this role. A presence was kind of all he was in nineteen seventeen. That's kind of by the design of that film and I haven't read anything about his performance but I wouldn't be shocked to learn that he went really method here that he he went so deep. And as I said there's there's an intensity to it there's a real physicality to it but he's burrowed so deep into it. So deep into Ned Kelly psyche that he never emerges for me and I can appreciate the audacity of what Kerr's doing here and his. I our first shot of young. Ned actually is him peering through a slit in his makeshift home while his mother is engaged in a sex act with a paying customer. That's a British officer played by Hunnam and then later at the end it is big showdown with authorities. He's wearing iron over his head for protection. With the sliver is is that matches that exact same point of view so crucial knows what he's doing absolutely and he does have a really game cast Russell. Crowe shows up for a little bit in this movie. And there's a lot of fun as outlaw. Who Basically pays for? He buys a young Ned as an indentured servant to teach him the trade. And I really like Nicholas Holt. In this movie. He shows up maybe about midway through as a really charming despicable and entitled English constable. Who BEFRIENDS NED in the family? Until the family decides that they're not going to subjugate themselves to him like he expects everyone to do so some juicy fund performances here and crystals definitely doing allot as I said in terms of the filmmaking sounds like there might even be a little bit of animal kingdom in there too with the mother son Dynamic and of course the Australians setting so I. I'm intrigued by those comparisons. We'll we'll have to see if the catch up with if it works a little bit better for me. The True History of the Kelly gang is available to rent on demand right. Now the new one you caught up with Josh is called Sela and the spades the directing debut of Theresa Poh. It had its debut back in January at Sundance and it came to Amazon prime. This past weekend in your letterbox review you wrote any movie that mixes the DNA of mean girls. Brick and schooldays has my attention. We're all over the place with our references in this show so far. Tell me more. Yeah this this could be a lazy short and in some ways doing this exercise. But I think it's it is really helpful in this case because those are great films with distinct styles each trying to do something that maybe you hadn't quite seen before done in that way and mixing it all together is really exciting. That also puts a ton of pressure on a relatively small film like Sela and the spades and so I don't know if it's the sort of pressure this movie can entirely bare but I like that. All of these elements are in here that the basic scenario is selling. The speights takes place at an elite boarding school and we follow the illicit dealings and also the the relationships among various student factions there called and each of these factions. They're essentially like criminal gangs. So Sela played by Lovey Simone. She runs the drug-dealing spades. And you know there are maybe some Macbeth Lady Macbeth specifically comparisons to make here in her ambition and the way she holds grip on power. She does take an underclassmen under her wing. But as we come to learn you know it may not be the most altruistic reasons that underclassmen played by Celeste O'Connor now both of those performances are really strong by Simone and O'Connor There are some good supporting turns to. I could see this being one of those smaller. First films where two or three of the actors in them and this happened with mean girls as well right pop up in later films and you really see what what great talents. They have their There's also the whole criminal element calls on brick of course that this is going on among high schoolers beneath the adults is. It's kind of amazing. How little the adults have to play in in this world And then there are some really striking flourishes by PLO as director. And here's where some of the the school days Spike Lee school days comparisons come in because Sela is also the head of the spirit squad for the school and they have a direct address to the camera routine just about what. It's like to be a seventeen year old
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"Was permitted to enter. Might be something that he did to preserve certain mystique about himself. That like. You're never going to know what goes is on in that exact period of time all you can do is kind of guests and so that makes that a little bit more curious. Maybe that was deliberate on his part I think it also speaks to how he presented himself to everyone. Not just to me who only got to write about him and be in his presence for a little bit of time but people who knew him for much longer and over many more years even they felt like they saw him in certain capacities and then there were other parts of him that he withheld from them. Even his family members even people that he was intimate with Didn't feel like they got all of him that everyone had their version of that experience whether it was literal or metaphorical where he went into a room and did something else and Dan became a different person and they didn't get to see that everybody who knew him went through some version of that. And I guess we're kind of greedy and wanting to just constantly have more of what we love. And but you know I mean it's also performers and stars belong to certain eras and you know. He came alive and was most famous and popular in a certain period. And that's that's the period time that we're always going to think of him in that he'll always define and by and large they don't span longer than that certainly not even for as long as he did so we are kind of greedy for wanting even more of him him. But that's kind of how it works. People get this one. If you're lucky one period of time that you belong to and when you're gone the era and that's all for this final episode of knowing Robin Williams. Thank you for listening thing as we explored the life. And the work of the Great Robin Williams Robin is sorely. Missed but he leaves behind a body of work. That really touched people's hearts and tickled. They're funny boats. I hope you enjoyed listening and learning about Robin and if you or a loved one are struggling with your mental health. Please reach out to the national suicide. Hi Prevention Line for free crisis support and learn more about Lewy body dementia by visiting the Lewy Body Dementia Association's website at L. B. A.. Dot Org Org thanks today. That's cough check out his book. Robin to learn even more and please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. Stitcher or wherever you listen. If Robin had an impact on your life we'd love to hear about it. Send US An e mail at knowing McMillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening..
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"As you've learned from this podcast Robin Williams had passion filled and eventful life and on this show. Oh I've covered the high points in the low points the magic in the mundane and try ten cops late the essence of Robin. But if you're still hungry for more of Robin Story Eh. This podcast doesn't have to be the end as you know. This podcast is made possible. Thanks to the work of David's cough and Dave's Book Robin has even more Magical Michael Stories about this wild fascinating entertainer. Some of it will be familiar. But there's even more that you haven't heard yet like the ups and downs of his lifelong friendship up with Billy Crystal read the whole Messy Complicated Story Find Robin by David's cough. Wherever you buy books or learn more at bit dot l. y.? Slash Flash Read Robin. That's bit dot L. Y. Slash. Read Robin if you've been listening to the show for a while you probably already know that. Were part of the network called McMillan podcasts. But today I want to encourage you to check out our sister network which is also from Macmillan publishers. It's called quick and dirty tips. Quick and dirty tips as a podcast network that offers quick simple advice to help you with every aspect of your life checkout nutrition diva for great insight about how to eat to make make your body feel good or checkout grammar girl if you want fascinating and beginner friendly writing and linguistic lessons all packed into fifteen minute episodes or if you're looking to take your career to the next level in twenty twenty start listening to get it done guy and there's so much more checkout everything. Quick and dirty tips has to offer visit quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast to find a new show. That's quick and dirty tips dot com slash podcast.
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"Where this is coming from is some kind of like a desperation in him or is it something else. It's while he's in Vancouver and you know really at that point kind of a feeling You know pretty depressed and really especially kind of You know paranoid and not wanting to socialize and see other people that that his makeup artistry men's she makes the suggestion to him just in a kind of off handed way of. Why don't you just try going into a club and making an unannounced appearance and you'll see how much people love you and how happy they are to see you again? Knee has this kind of breakdown in her arms and he tells her. I don't think I can be funny anymore. And that is such a devastating thing for him to say and for her to hear that this is Robin Williams telling you. I don't know how to be funny anymore. You're the crazy ones ended. After just twenty two episodes Robbins family pleaded with him to take a break from work to SORTA US health issues but he ignored their requests tests. He started filming the third installment of the night at the museum. Comedy Franchise right away but it was during this shoe. That people started to notice something was very wrong. He's shooting in London or shooting in Vancouver. So there's a lot of travel involved in on those sets. He's having memory problems that he can't eve- feels like he can't even memorize lines. He can't remember you know his his scenes and that is very troubling because if there was one thing that he was known known for always having a really kind of sharpen agile memory when he finished filming in returned home to Susan he told her he wanted a reboot for his brain. He started started taking antipsychotic medication which helped some symptoms but made others worse. Susan often had to talk robin down from his paranoia like when he woke up convinced that comedian mort Saul was in grave danger. They went back and forth for hours until three thirty in the morning. Finally on May Twenty Eighth Two thousand fourteen. Eighteen Robin got some answers. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for Susan. It was a relief to know that they can now focus on more specific treatment but robin was less convinced. It was a devastating thing to to be told to even think that that was what was wrong with him. It T- to be given this kind of You know prognosis that is is really going to be degenerative that they're not whatever state he was in at that point. It's really not gonNa ever get better than that. And he had seen other friends if not go through the exact same experience Whether it was Richard Pryor or Christopher Reeve other people people who basically had their bodies kind of veil on them and decline over long periods of time until they finally died That was a pretty devastating interesting thing for him to learn about himself going through. It was the realization of Robin's worst. Fear the disintegration of his mind and body body his son Zach described his suffering as silent. Robin retreated from the family. Out of guilt. He felt he'd let his kids down as a father and you wouldn't accept their protests but assembly wasn't true in June Robin Susan decided he temporarily enter another author Hazelton Addiction Treatment Facility. Like the one he'd want to earlier nave felt like he just needed to be in a place where he would be safe and be comb and be doing simple activities and also be monitored and be in a place where he couldn't leave. I mean he would be someplace comfortable but he couldn't completely leave the facility either and so even though he wasn't having any kind of substance abuse problems hadn't hadn't relapsed. They put him in Rehab just because it kind of satisfied all these other conditions and would basically keep him lockdown lockdown or keep them in a fixed place and know that he'd be taken care of on July Twenty First Two thousand eleven robin turned sixty three but friends who called to wish him. A Happy Birthday couldn't reach him on July. Twenty fourth. Susan saw robin staring intently intently. I'm self in the Bathroom Mirror. He had a deep cut on his head which he dabbed with the blood soaked hand towel he'd accidentally banged his head on the door saying he miscalculated on July thirty first his daughter Zelda turned twenty five he sought her necklace and a card but he wasn't able to attend her celebratory dinner Robbins. Good friend Rick. Overton who'd known him since the nineteen eighties and often did two plus our improv offsets with him in these later years described it like this. The lighten Robbins is were dimming when we come back from the break it's the final act for Robin and it's not as clean cut in ending as the public has been led to believe.
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"His family had enough. They issued an ultimatum demanding that he go to a Rehab facility to get clean again. Robin agreed that he needed help and started a twelve step recovery program Graham in the summer of two thousand six he had breached his trust with his family. And how was he ever going to win that back. What could he he do to rebuild that it was going to be extremely difficult if not impossible? Yeah I think that's actually. That's a really interesting distinction to be made as that when he first sobered up Twenty years prior this was right when Zach was born. It's not as if any of them have known robin in his current in state where he is an alcoholic again and so this is like a side of them that they they've never seen before I mean it was for him. It was a whole lifetime ago and that was when he was still married to Valerie and so he had been through a much more of a roller coaster in that period of his life when his career was just absolutely exploding and there were all these other extenuating circumstances and really now for the last ten fifteen years. He's been much more of the the family man with Marsha and really this somehow at least able to project this sense that everything is going to be stable. Everything is going to be fine and I'M GONNA keep all of list together and I'm not going to relapse into this past behavior. That was a different person. Somehow and instead it turns out that he always was that person. Robbins relapse took a toll on their relationship and her trust and Robin and their marriage was beyond repair. The officially separated at the end of two thousand seven fresh on the path of recovery with no projects in motion and no wife to come home to Robin could finally take stock of where he stood. He'd always joked about becoming irrelevant a relic of his better years but now at fifty six years of age he was seeing the manifestation of of this greatest fear and he was terrified. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back Jack. It's the final chapter of Robin Story. Thanks to David's cough. Check out his book Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the a show on apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you listen if Robin had an impact on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing coming at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week..
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Even so the birdcage was still a box office. Hit by by now. There were always scripts coming across Robbins Desk. Marsha and Robin tried to balance out big studio projects with more creatively fulfilling indie films. One interesting little project came his way. In nineteen ninety-seven a screenplay written by two fresh-faced actors named Matt Damon and Ben Affleck the two were trying to launch their own careers and needed a big name to piggyback. Off Of for Robin he found the script layered and moving so he signed onto good will hunting thing despite its smaller paycheck. Heroes sorts of wonderful using MRIs part in the the movie wasn't emotional roller coaster both on and off the site Robin would often improvise until the cast was in hysterics. The heart to tell this one scene that Robin had ad libbed that Damon in a fit of genuine laughter. We'll she's been dead two years and has shit. I remember wonderful stuff. You know little things like that. Those I missed most but robin could also bring an intensity to the side like the scene where he has to forcefully grabbed Damon by the throat by the final takes makeup had to be applied to Damon's neck to cover his raw and bloodied skin. Robin also delivered monologues. Just made for an Oscar nomination. Ask You about love quote me a sonnet. You've never looked at a woman totally vulnerable someone that could goodwill hunting came out at the same time as titanic but it held its own it got nominated for nine Academy Awards including one for Robin as best supporting actor on March Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety eight Robin waited with baited breath as the contenders for the category. And then and the Oscar goes to Robin Williams after three earlier losses else's robin finally had a golden idol of his own. When we come back from the break it all goes south? Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and talks online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences. Once you match with a therapist you can start connecting via text audio picture or video messages. The very same day your therapists will message you daily. Five days a week there's no scheduling. No Oh trip to an office just confidential support anywhere at any time. We all need help. Navigating life's ups and downs and talk space offers the support. You need need at an affordable price. My listeners can get one hundred dollars off their first month by using the code knowing at talks Dot Com match with a therapist refraction of the price of traditional therapy at talks dot com or download. The APP make sure to use the code knowing to get one hundred dollars off your first month that's talks. Base Dot COM com Promo Code knowing upstart dot com is the revolutionary lending platform now offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. They consider your education and your job history when they calculate your rate because they know your more than just your credit score. Financial stress can add a lot of anxiety in in chaos. To Your Life. It can be so frustrating trying to get answers to simple questions so save yourself for money stress with upstart with upstart checking. Your rate takes Hicks five minutes and once your loan approved. Most people get their funds the very next Business Day over three hundred thousand people have used up. Start to pay off credit cards and meet their financial santeuil goals. Free yourself from high interest credit card debt with upstart see. Why upstart is ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurry to upstart dot com slash knowing to find out? How low your upstart rate is checking? Your rate only takes a few minutes and it won't affect your credit that's up start dot com slash knowing.
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"Didn't want to be in more than twenty five percent of the marketing and so his basically like mathematically genie takes up twenty five percent of that poster strategically looming everything as an it? It was like technically not a breach of contract. But not the classiest thing for us not to do you and it didn't stop there robin. said he didn't want his voice used in any marketing so it was a surprise when he heard his genie character in commercials. He explained his rationale like this. I don't want to sell stuff. It's the one thing I do in Morgan Mindy. They did mark dolls. I I wouldn't mind the dolls. The images there's but the voice that's me. I gave them myself when it happened. I said you know I don't do that. We can. We can infer that. At least some of this was out of spite and Jeffrey Katzenberg doing a little bit of a flex on Robin Williams before Robin committed to Aladdin he'd started working on another animation. Project called fern gullies. That Katzenberg wanted him to drop. When Robin refused Katzenberg's started started sabotaging for Angola's production as the film was coming out? Robin Williams did not do very much promotion The promotion emotion he did do was I WANNA say passive aggressive but not not the most enthusiastic you He he got out of most of it When he got a Golden Globe a special Golden Globe for his performance as Jeannie He gets up on stage and says not one word about the Disney Company. He does throw some shade of Jeffrey. Katzenberg Lake Jeffrey Katzenberg. and kind of like waves off any legis does just do basically a comedy sketch for thirty seconds and then leaves the people I want to thank. Hang Jeffrey Katzenberg. And then like in the press he effectively Wli said that the reason for this is I was. I felt kind of betrayed by them like it was genuinely unethical infraction on their part And there was this sort of this press back and forth that went on for years Where like Eisner with try to do a little bit of a mayor? Copa Lake He He pot bought him a Picasso. Like here's a Picasso rubbing one million Paul. Yeah like Rodney's like okay Yeah I think at one point one of his friends Eric idle it was like do you should make a copy of that and then burn it publicly but it won't be the real one because I'd be sacrilegious horrible but just to make a statement that this is is not what you're looking for. That would have been perfect. It is interesting that it wasn't until Katzenberg left the company that he started to actually work with them again. Robbins tiff with Disney. Wouldn't be settled until two years after Aladdin's release after Katzenberg left Disney his successor. Joe Roth issued a public apology. Admitting that they'd overstepped Robin would go on to work with Disney again and he would become come a big reason for the secular shift to casting big Hollywood names in animation films with the genie in particular. It really was lightning in a bottle oil. which is why it's so beloved and you just ever since you've just seen production companies just like trying and trying to recreate create that magic? That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back. Dave sits down with Chris. Gothard for a candid candid conversation. But I just knew standing backstage grin on my face. 'cause I just knew they're going to hear that it's Robin Williams and I know what's going to happen in this room. If you like what you just heard please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple. PODCAST spotify stitcher or wherever you listen. If Robin had an impact on your life we'd love to hear about it send us an email knowing at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week..
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"This is knowing Robin Williams mcmellon podcasts. I'm your host Christie Esty West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin and Valerie giving birth to their son Zach. Robin Valerie's relationship is on the rocks. And after the death of his friend John Belushi Robbins trying to turn turn over a new leaf. Valerie hires a nanny. Marsha garces to help add some stability to their lives and robin also cuts back on drinking and puts an end to his affairs with other women but this reform robin has his limits. He's basically still very dedicated as a father. Zach but the marriage to To Valerie he's still basically falling apart that he's having a for sure like you know pretty one one pretty major affair on the side. Robin had ben on his best behavior for two years. The couple had earlier. Buy a home in Napa Valley to remove themselves from Los Angeles and all of its temptations but Robin couldn't permanently withdraw himself from that scene in nineteen eighty four at the Improv in Los Angeles he meets Michelle Tisch Carter. She was a twenty one year old. Cocktail waitress yes and they begin a casual fling. We have lust lust permits are sore. Sometimes men were so driven by his lust. The wave of violence FECTA comes along with it. If we can fuck it. We'll kill it. He struggled with being faithful to Valerie in staying sober. But at the same time he was also a loving father and generous and socially conscious individual his philanthropy and his left leaning politics would soon be on display. Comic relief was to some extent a kind of ad hoc doc thing already existed in Britain and now they wanted to do it in the. US and HBO was still kind of a new thing in people's homes MS and so that was a way for HBO not only to do something For a good cause and help raise money for homelessness which was You know people were really becoming much more aware of in the United States but also away for the cable channel to kind of Flex its muscle a little bit and show look how many comedy talent we can bring together all under one roof as HBO looked for hosts Robin and fellow comedian. Billy Crystal were natural fits. They shared the same manager and both had specials on the network. But there was still a missing piece Hbo Certainly understood that they needed some diversity on the bill. It couldn't just just be these two white dude's riffing all night. And that's where Whoopi came into the picture. That's what be Goldberg. But she's kind of learning and figuring billy out and Dan Robin out in the course of hosting this live special. That's going to go on for three or four hours will be Goldberg was a rising star. Who'd been legitimized with her most recent performance for the color purple but she was a wild card? No one really knew what the chemistry between the three of them would be like on stage ultimately the decision to make her a co host paid off by the end of the special viewers had donated nearly two point. Five million dollars and comic relief became an annual tradition for. HBO BE OUT. Who It establishes Robin and Billy and Whoopi first of all? Is this kind of triumvirate at anytime. The two of them were together. You're kind of expecting to the third. They have this kind of mostly easy. Give and take if you look closely at the routines. Usually somebody is the odd person out in a in a given riff riff. But for the most part they played together really well and they become thought of as kind of the the ambassadors of Improv comedy for America. The old growing hair on my show yesterday I pissed By now Robin has been in Hollywood for about a decade. He's gaining more perspective about showbusiness and can see the past era which which. He called. Just a madhouse for what it was drinking had made him bloated overweight and drugs that slowed him down call. Nine one one key became more open about his cocaine use. Something that he'd previously denied aid. He called it one of the most selfish drugs in the world. The world is as big as your nostril. As he embarked on a new chapter he ended his affair with Michelle Tisch Carter but but it was a messy split. This was somebody who was not ready to just kind of walk away from things and Carter eventually filed a suit against Robin and the terms of it kind of changed that initially. She had said that rob had gotten her pregnant and she was trying to seek Kind of child support from him and when he wouldn't do that for her then. She said that he had given her herpes. And so the circumstances were extremely embarrassing to Robin just given that he was trying to sort of maintain as a handle on his own public image. And this was. He's not in line with that for Valerie. This affair was harder to handle then robbins past transgressions because now there was a child as their marriage. Imploded Robin began going to therapy to come to terms. With the end of his marriage. It was in nineteen eighty six against this emotional backdrop that Robin Alban performed his comedy. Special live at the met live at the met ends up being much more personal show for him in the sense that he is a lot more honest about he's sobriety and he struggles with drugs and alcohol here. I had to stop drinking alcohol because I used to wake up noon Newton on my car my keys and my the thing that he is wonderfully honest about and really speaking from the heart about is the experience of being Zack's father and the imitate everything you do. I was driving in traffic. Someone cut me off. I went from a high municipal rockets and it becomes part of Zack's vocabulary too long. You follow me around the house going. It can kind of figure out the world together over the course of this comedy tour Robin also. Oh find support and a sympathetic ear from Marcia Garcia's if you recall. She was initially hired on as Zack's nanny. She steadily began helping Robin to organize his own life and was soon promoted to assistant. Marsha never came between Robin and Valerie. During their marriage he was not a home wrecker in any sense. There was no kind of attraction or any kind of Edo hanky-panky or anything like that. Between her and Robin. It was not until Robbins. Women's marriage to Valerie had really fallen apart and they had separated that Robin and Marsha started to see each other in different late. And when Robin starts doing the work for his live at the mat routine for example That's when they start to become a leading a little bit more aware of each other a little more open to each other. Marshall was often the last person robin saw before going on stage and it became a tradition for her to give Robin a hug. And tell him he could do it and that she loved Him Tamasha. It seemed like a small jester but it was transformative for Robin. He'd later recall. Marsha used I used to tell me I was a good person and finally I believed it soon. The film industry would believe it too when we come back from the Break Robin decides to put his career in the hands of one film director. Taking care of yourself means taking care of your mental health and Talk Space Online. Therapy gives you a convenient and affordable way to do that talks base pairs you with one of more than five thousand licensed therapists based on your preferences references. 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"While making knowing I've met so many people who have stories about how Robin changed their lives so today I want to tell you about another podcast. That's perfect perfect for fans of knowing it's called but that's another story. Host Welsh wallaby talks to authors and influential people about the books that shaped who they are. Today you'll hear stories about inspiration motivation and change. Listen now find. But that's another story on spotify or wherever you listen to. PODCASTS Haad casts this is the Intro to Robin Williams live at the Roxy acce- comedy special. We're hearing. He's reenacting the game show to tell the truth where a panel of celebrities. Try to figure out who's telling the truth. It's the perfect setup for Robin he's gone from a redneck to flamboyant Texan to a confused Russian. The year is nineteen seventy eight robbins wearing his conic rainbow suspenders. These have become a symbol symbol of his character. But they're actually straight from his own closet as you scan the audience you can pick out some of Robin's famous friends scattered in the crowd. There's Tony Danza. Henry Henry. The funds Winkler and threes companies. John Ritter he'll later be pulled on stage by Robin to improvise. Despite all the big celebrities in the audience this show feels really intimate robbins bounding across the stage and climbing onto the balcony as it were his own personal jungle gym. He looked so incredibly at home and audience basks in the atmosphere. He creates.
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"In its first season. Morgan Mindy was widely watched highly enjoyed. And that was thanks in no small part to Robin. Who is now a fixture of Hollywood's elite? He continued to prove himself through his stand up to live at the roxy was one of the very first cable specials that Robin appeared in and it was totally built around him. It was really important for him to kind of draw. A distinction between who the more from ORC character was and and who he was. I have to explain one during the mark because this is why I perform here to do something different that as a stand up. He did things that were much more adult much more sophisticated Much more sexualize. At times things that work would never do on the show and that was okay That he could say this is my act. This is my TV the character and we're not the same person near the end of the special. Robin did a character. A bit of himself as an old man. Forty years in the future from me to you. You've got to be crazy not I'm talking about four Goose Bozo because what is reality and he saying what's going to happen to me when I reached that age. What is life going to be like for me? What happens if my career starts to collapse? If the wheels come off if my fans start to abandon me what's going to happen to me if my mind mind and my body start to deteriorate what if I can't operate at the speed and the pace that I am known for and the thing about Robin is he loved the Hustle. He loved to work and he kept a grueling schedule. Between MORK and Mindy to stand up appearances but it was all all of his own choice. Eventually managers decided to bring in a helping hand. I live right near the Improv in West Hollywood that's been at tremor he's best known for writing ever-popular Early Ninety s Sitcom saved by the bell. He also helped robin write new material but before he knew robin as a trusted colleague and friend he I stumbled the upon him performing at the Improv took about thirty seconds to realize this guy is just unique. He exploded on the stage. Just as this burst of energy he would do one character after another and completely changed. It's transformed from one character to another like morphing in split-second can completely different body language. Different voices different facial expressions now. I want to Preface Bennett Story of meeting Robin by saying that it really shows how small the industry is and how much the whole I know a guy who knows guy plays a role blurry president read a script of mine on the my agent submitted committed to him calm. Horseradish was a story of data out producer who discovers the lost tribe of Israel but doesn't realize it and it was funny. Larry loved it. He tell her agent this historical but it makes the Talmud the book of Jewish wisdom and makes it the Goyeneche thousands really finding so got me a meeting with with Charlie Joffe and Hollywood Charlie Joffe president. I said you know your new clients. They knew Robin Williams insider them and love to write something for him and they said Great. You know we're all for sort comeback with ideas we'll get going then. It also happened to be friends with Ken Lerner. Who was a buddy of Robin and Valerie's and the two went to see Robyn performed for Bennett thirtieth birthday so I went to see them and can introduce me and I told Robin that his managers like my script and he's very particular that was our talk and he said look good love to read the script? Drop it by my apartment sometime. He stopped by Robin's place in West. Hollywood a few nights later these outrageous colorful shirts to the always wears and he introduced me. I remember the first introduced me to Perritt whose his name was. Truman capote and the parrot had been taught to say parents can't talk. The two began working together on Robin's first comedy the album reality. What a concept Robbins Act? That time was great as nightclub act but yeah so visual to see the facial expressions Russians the body language I was hired to create more verbal material. Robin began to see Bennett as an antidote to Hollywood he. I was hearing a lot of you know you're going to be bigger going to be great. You're going to be the next big star and I think I was sort of a safe refuge for him. I was a little skeptical. Skeptical of the whole Hollywood deal. You'll be great and you're the greatest I mean. His case it was true fame created smokescreens. That made it difficult for Robin to judge his work. I'd say he knew he was funny. But like all really talented people. He worries about how funny he is. And Jesus people love me so much a really worthy of Robin relied on Bennett. As a sort of litmus test or has work and saw his opinion on a project managers really wanted him to do a movie musical version of Popeye with Robin playing iconic cartoon sailor it would be Robbins first leading role in film. Would've gave me the script of Popeye. He said what do you think. Honestly I said honestly it'd be honest and I said well I hope you talking like Popeye is enough to make this movie work work. Because there's no story here ultimately though Robin decided to do the film the film again would I am despite tender. Performance has garbled voice in the films highly stylized feel left audiences confused and and. He'll never come to me with in. The poor reception. Weighed heavily on Robin. who was also getting a better taste of the film industry? He and Bennett tried to pitch their own film. We have the idea that Robin would play. Six characters. Sextuplets separated at birth unaware of each other's existence so we pitched it to Robbins Robbins managers and we were all excited and they said it sounded contrived so it's back to the drawing board next be thought of There's a lot of protests going on in the Soviet Union and people trying to get out so we thought Robert implying a Polish dissident his managers. You know. That's that's sort of politics and The Soviet Union dissidents and we. We don't have this. Is Robert Political movie. So let's see next. She came up the idea of robbing a boy who turns thirty but we pitch that rapids managers and they said Robin these personal blows. He tied his identity to his work and felt only as good as his. Most recent accomplishment be kept getting projections and that's all part of it. I'm a writer you you've got to pitch a million things to go somewhere. But for Robin he didn't didn't totally lose interest but it was like Jesus shooting on everything we come up with. I could be just as he felt. He got the win that he needed reality. What a concept? The comedy album he'd worked on with Bennett was released and it became an instant hit. Billboard placed it on their top ten list and Time magazine gave gave Robin a cover Bennett. Congratulated Robbins publicist. Still end lower on the win so I said to his style guide you arrange. This is great. Isn't it and she said about that. Happy be about. It's a really. It's a real cool isn't it. And she said don't you realize they build him up just so they can tear them down the almost need someone that big to to say. He's not really what people think he has. His team is why for fighting. He's having affairs with a drug addict and is still saw. Ah that whole star making machine and even though she was helping to create it she could see a young twenty six year old guy. And you're going to get after him later. Hollywood is a fickle lover. Though and while Robin has seen the pendulum sway a little. His career was about to swing into force force. That's all for this episode of knowing Robin Williams when we come back next week. We're taking a moment to sit down and listen to some classic Robin stand up and Improv with a special guest author I got I got everything I got. Every part of your robin the nicest sweetest guy to being again complementary to to try to force thanks to Dave. It's cough checkout his book. Robin to learn even more. And please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you like to listen. Robin had an impact act on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing at Macmillan dot com. I'm Christie West Guard your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening C._U. Next week..
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Welcome back to knowing Robin Williams. I'm your house I Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a New York Times Culture reporter and I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin last week. We we left off with Robin getting cut from Juilliard. And heading back to San Francisco in the winter of nineteen seventy six and he comes back to the city at a sort of golden era for its comedy scene gene right Dave Well San Francisco at that time was really undergoing a kind of comedy renaissance or or a revolution. San Francisco used to be the kind of city he where very straightforward and buttoned-down comedy routines were put on these were men wearing suits and ties and telling narratives lives and delivering one liners in what were formerly comedy clubs. Now you're finding in San Francisco. That comedy is something that can basically be performed warmed anywhere any setup that has four walls and a door is starting to put on comedy shows and so the very first place that Robin ends up performing in a church basement or the basement of a kind of progressive interfaith groups and so that's A launching pad bad for him and then I'll within a few months he becomes irregular. A At a San Francisco Club called the Holy City Zoo. It's a very small club. It's one that quickly developed a reputation for pudding on The kind of four most San Francisco Comedians. The wildest ones the most surprising ones that the dirtiest ones. It's a place where a lot of people go to drink and do drugs. Also and that is part of its mystique and part of it's charmer armor electricity at the time. That all these things are kind of Co Mingling and that is The crowd and the scene that that Robin I really gets absorbed into two. And that's where Robin Meets Valery Velocity. He sometimes bartended at the Holy City Zoo and one night as he was working Valerie caught his eye. She was a dance instructor at the time as well as a masters student and cocktail waitress and the two just hit it off when she comes to the bar he doesn't present himself as has the usual robin than he starts talking to her in a French accent and cheese completely taken in by this and the whole night. He's talking to her as as if he is You know a French man in America and the go out for a nighttime drive and she eventually dropped him off at his parents house and and it's only later that she comes to realize that the man that she was hanging out with that whole night was American and I. It's it's very charming thing and romantic but is also very indicative of how Robin is around people and certainly around people that he doesn't totally know yetter etter doesn't maybe feel completely comfortable with yet that he puts up a little bit of a distance or kind of a mask on himself of a persona to protect himself from this person until he feels like I can totally trust you with who I am It's much easier for me to play this character and you can make your judgments about the character because if you were to really reject me I who I would be so deeply wounded that I couldn't take it and Robin still pretty a young around. This time. He's twenty five years old he's been going around. San Francisco's comedy clubs performing with cowboy boots and unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt his hairy chest and just lots lots of sweat. And he's starting to make a name for himself. Meanwhile his relationship with Valerie is ramping up and the two decide to go to Los Angeles to jump start his career. It's really astonishing. How fast everything happens for Robin once he moved to La certainly by the standards of that era era and even by the standards of today that right away because he has a little bit of a track record from San Francisco? He's able to get great. Gigs in the major clubs in Los Angeles.
Vikki Wakefield and Mark Smith
"Character whose honest about himself and where he lives we gotta jump straight in to a little bit about him from page twenty investable tough is the golden ticket if you get tough breaks tough going tough luck tough pills to swallow well tough shit you have to accept tough love talk tough tough tough it out be a tough nut to crack and when the going gets tough short get going but don't think he can save up decided sixteen is nothing age too young to behave like an adult too old to act like a kid doesn't help that my puberty took a time out voice hasn't fully break in my facial hairs fluff am I binds grew too fast for my skin so I look like a spent a month on medieval torture wreck Oh acne so that's nate mccay he knows he blurts something regrets it and then over analyzes and obsessed is about it for the next hundred years but he also believes in alternative realities has he how does he put those down he doesn't consider himself garage but he has notebooks and he he writes things down to in his way of offloading I think the worries that he carries around he's the warriors he thinks about everything too much and this is his way of not carrying too much stuff around with him so he he thinks of the night books as a well he drops the Stein's in the well and then he doesn't have to carry them around he's not a hero heroic enough do nor those starnes anywhere else Z. certainly not from my for much of Volkan and even then he's he's not a true hero in that he's brive or resourceful or anything like that he's just trying to get by but he Dan rather things down he can his beautiful rata he's an imaginative human being well we I mit mitigate medium in the prologue and he's aged Woah where he's out with his dad and he's met with his dad's met camping in the Bush now this may sound like a father son bonding time but in reality it was caught one newt two tenths and three Isky what did Dick Nights Dad want night to do this is an initiation rot or a blooding so to speak where where nights on the eleven years old and yet he's expected to handle the gun and shoot a great and that's it's difficult for him to do on one hand wants to impress his dad and he wants to be a man but on the other hand it goes against everything that that you know his is in him and saw this is this repeats throughout the book this moment that if he could have changed inched not miss shooting the goat would have been a different person well now sixteen years old and lives in her how the dysfunctional family which in I'd say they're pretty dysfunctional though so I think fairly typical of Some lower socio economic disadvantage families his love and his fun and this you know there's all kinds of stuff with this also lights of dysfunction going on yeah nights mother left where we found out that there was a reason for that and his dad deck is now will nights now got a new stepmother zoning eight years older than he said and this twins now stepbrothers twins jake and artists they were once inseparable but now Otis's three he's walking and he's talking and he's starting to act out more like his father towards his in brother his definitely starting to mimic deck in many in his mannerisms his attitude towards women you know he's quite critical of you signed mom at three is old he will close jeep id Things like that sending contrast this his younger his twin brother artists artists is has disability who was born developmentally delayed he the family folklore goes that Jake is a bump on his chest and Otis hesitant as jake when they separated twins took a pace of Sweden and but it's it's wash right season Otis's is that they have they communicate without speaking because because at this point is he's not verbal but he can only repeat words for things that he already knows he's Stu whiting to reach that level where he can tell us what he wants tell us what eighteen his mind and is one would that he refuses to say he will not site Dick or dad brings out upon perhaps a little bit more now nate back tonight he loves facts and Rod Sabra about prey animals and creditors he knows pray must group together up but only got one friend made through proximity over personality who's that friend this Kinda Merrick he lives in the unit across the I live in a group share a group of units so they've been friends for the last six years America ways comes to the wind I never to the front door and they kind of consider each other friends by accident but there's much more to it than that it's a very deep in bonding friendship now he also has very difficult family life but nate describes his maters he has to control his tim pump he is trapped in a body the can't control his mouth he does Merrick gets into situations quite often he's rather would rather jump in and swing than doc in means and he'll he'll bite into situations that he however which he has no control and drag night along with him well these two out the only dis- ebbed teens in the town in suburb where they all made with this I've placed beside places is youth which is pickle of many youth centers I think around Australia I've been to a few and they will they will have the same feel that I think the kids that guy here the ones who don't have the tribe quite often or who who's hyme life is is just not safe this they need somebody to be able to just do things like h occasionally shower you fall asleep on a couch without wondering whether it's unsafe that kind of thing may see when you said you visited youth areas somebody like my see I think the best youth where the work has a lock my st in that they come from within that world and have an undisturbed deep understand adding of it so that the exchange between the youth workers and the children is much more honest in Ecuador as opposed to do gooders hanging in and trying to make changes without really understanding what these kids are up against so macy's sort of by her look and not so much growth authority but by her ability she controls this up people do feel safe there she's a survivor and the thing that kids since that they understand all just looking at her that she's she's been warned she's come out the other side of it and therefore they willing to follow her right we'll sort of night comes here too series homework and rod his nights he loses some pages of his notebook what happens then which is terrifying for him because the the things that he brought Newsnight booker intensely personal and never meant for anybody else to see or hear so he's lost lost a couple of pages and then a few days later one of his superiors graffiti on the wall to as is a way of protesting the post punk leisure of of the Santa suspect he immediately suspects tash a young lady who goes to the youth center he has some rather superior skills and she she is she doesn't hide the fact that she thinks he should stand up more for what he believes in and actually fought for the things that he cares about she's always more removed often she's she's scary really and look apologies to listeners but if you've witnessed disgruntled teenager the best way to just described as nate does is she has a fuck fuck off ice that's exactly what she deploys regularly graffiti leads the possibility of the youth closing down and this is a pretty safe place because school really isn't sport is the arena for bullied and quite often night has the blood noise or whatever but there is Mr Reed there's yes he's the English teacher who are rather deliberately right as Stereo taught in the beginning of the book and I had a bit of fun with that are made him out to be Must Robin Williams Caricature but I guess the point of that was to flip it later on when he realizes that he's altruism doesn't really come from a good place he's come from a private school he wants to make it changes help these kids and but he's reasons for doing that PEPs a little misguided he doesn't really understand the world they come from and he needs to deep he needs to understand his reasons for being so flips not quite so selfless after or anything can they have an exchange in a way of moving forward
Strategies for Eating Healthier
"Hello and welcome to the nutrition diva podcast. I'm your host Monica Rheingau and week I'm reviewing some brand new research on the types of strategies that are most effective in changing people's behavior for the better so if you've ever struggled to change the each season of knowing host Christie West Guard will take you for an inside look at an iconic entertainer the first season is all about Robin Williams in this short eight episode autobiography you'll hear never before heard interviews from people who worked with Robin and knew him best and you'll hear from comedians like Gilbert Gottfried and Chris get hard about how Robin inspired them to push the boundaries of comedy listen for a moving portrait of an unforgettable icon just search for knowing colon robin Liam's on your favorite podcast APP could your eating habits be a little better well you're in good company despite decades of haranguing by parents health professionals government agencies and podcasters the average American is still taking in too much sugar too many highly processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables we're taking in too many calories and too few nutrients as a result we tend to be both overweight and undernourished the causes of these dietary indiscretions are well documented the proliferation of cheap high-calorie Hyper Palatable Food and beverages as well as the normalization of huge portion sizes and constant snacking have created an environment and culture in which it takes superhuman hurt and willpower to not overeat the question is how do we change all this put calories on restaurant menus hide the ice cream in the the freezer served dinner on smaller dinner plates post healthy eating messages and cafeterias break rooms and on our refrigerators at home you name it someone has tried it and many of these strategies work at least a little but are any of them really making a dent what are the most effective ways to encourage healthy behaviors that will ultimately result in improved health a pair of French researchers Roman KC and Pierre Shangdong set out to find out the identified ninety six different research studies that employed various strategies for nudging people toward healthy choices and they compared there else to determine which seemed to be the most effective for this particular study the researchers calculated how each nudge impacted total calorie intake. now. Admittedly reducing calories is not the only way that a nudge might improve your nutrition but with obesity being such a primary concern it's certainly relevant and this metric does allow us to compare the effects of a lot of different types of interventions a nudge in this case was defined as any that altered people's behaviors without outright forbidding something or using economic incentives for example if an employer wanted to incur urge their employees to drink less soda and more water they could remove all the soda from the vending machines or double the price of the soda so that the bottled water it was much cheaper but neither one of those would be nudges a nudge is something that influences the choices that you make or in the language of the researchers alters the choice architecture without removing your ability to make or afford a different choice and the researchers found that none She's divided themselves into three categories cognitive strategies try to affect what you know they aim to make you think a bit more before making yourself election or taking a bite cognitive nudges include things like adding calorie counts to restaurant menus or in the case of our employer who wants their employees to drink less soda a cognitive nudge might be to hang a poster next to the soda machine showing how much sugar is in a twenty ounce bottle of soda and other type of cognitive nudge is using logos or icons to identify healthier choices so putting a heart icon on high fiber cereals or a little Broccoli icon next to lower calorie menu items would both be examples of this type of nudge over the past tanner twenty years a lot of energy and money has been invested in cognitive dodges like adding calorie counts two menus and changing the way calories are displayed unpackaged foods unfortunately of all the three types of ages. Cognitive strategies are the least impactful in terms of average impact on calorie intake cognitive nudges reduced typical intake by about six fifty four calories per day the second category of nudges our affective strategies these try to change the way you feel about food or behavior without necessarily changing what you know affect of nudges include applying appealing words and images to healthy choices instead of offering you aside of carrots I might offer you citrus infused glazed spring carrots on a menu I might include beautiful photographs of the Salads but not the fried foods another type of affect of nudge is known as the healthy eating call this is when a sign or a server suggests that a certain choice is more desirable would you like to split a desert with the table or we can substitute a salad for the fries if you prefer or are pasta also comes in half portions instead of trying to inform you about the nutritional attributes of a food affect of strategies focused on making certain foods more desirable or influencing how you feel about a certain choice these appeals to the senses the emotions are somewhat more effective than appeals to reason in terms of reducing calorie intake affect nudges are almost twice as impactful as cognitive ones reducing energy intake by about one hundred thirty calories a day or about seven point five percent as you may have guessed by now the third category of nudges turned out to be the most effective of all and tell you all about what that was right after this break to thank our sponsors support for today's show comes from bare minerals creators of clean beauty bare minimum else believes in pure formulation and uncompromising performance they believe that make up and skin care should make your skin better not just better looking bare minerals damn the clean beauty revolution in nineteen ninety-five with their best selling original foundation it offers creamy lightweight coverage that's naturally luminous the clean formula things only five ingredients all minerals including non-chemical SPF protection it's makeup so pure you can sleep in it the bare mineral formula those are clean without compromise and they're all one hundred percent cruelty free so upgrade to clean beauty products use the foundation finder at bare minerals dot com to find perfect match and first time customers get fifteen percent off with the Promo Code diva that's bare minerals dot com Promo code diva for fifteen percent off your first just bare minerals the power of good today's episode was also supported by molecule molecule is re imagining the future of clean air starting with the air purifier molecule destroys indoor air pollutants at a molecular level removing them from the air that you breathe the technology has been verified by science but most importantly it's been tested by real people molecule has offered asthma and allergy sufferers around the country and all new experience one moore even said she was able to breathe through her nose for the first time in fifteen years and now molecule offers their breakthrough pico technology across a wide range of advocation solutions for your entire home for ten percent off your first order of an air purifier visit molecule dot com and enter diva ten checkout that's M. O. L. E. K. U. L. E. Dot Com and your code is diva ten the third category of nudges our behavioral strategies these try to change what you do without necessarily affecting what you know or what you feel in fact behavioral nudges can function without you even being aware of them one popular category of behavioral nudge is making the healthy choice the easy choice for example placing green salads in convenient grab and go containers at the center of the store but having the fried chicken in the back of the store we have to wait in line line for a Deli worker to quit it in a container for you another example of this type of behavioral nudge is to put the vegetables and the grilled salmon and other healthy items beginning of a buffet line and the less nutritious items like biscuits or macaroni and cheese at the end when you have less room on your plate third category of behavioral nudges is to use smaller plates and containers for calorie dense foods like pasta chips or soda and larger plates and containers healthier lower calorie dishes like salads vegetables water and cut fruit as you've probably anticipated the behavioral nudges were the most effective of all overall they reduced calorie intake by more than two hundred calories or twelve percent and in particular changing the size of the portions and the Oh now have been where we've been investing most of our resources it turns out that when it comes to making healthier choices knowing more doesn't always translate into doing better but we are powerfully impacted by ease and convenience
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"Robbins. Energy was unquestionable and that drive to for for him and helped them to identify with one student in particular he and Christopher Reeve connect very early on Reeve describes meeting Robin on his the very first day at Juilliard and they're kind of drawn to each other because they are so different. That even though Robin had come from his kind of wealthy well to do upbringing robin hence shed a lot of that or the exteriors of that by the time. He got to juilliard and so he's wearing his Hawaiian shirts little unbutton. He's kind of hairy guy. He's a little energy wise hard to contain whereas you know Reeve comes from New Jersey and he went to prep schools and private schools. All the way and almost kind of had the life that Robin would have had if he had just stayed in Detroit. And so. Oh all these kinds of Opposites in contrast or kind of Throwing them together but each of them is also a very Talented actor and very serious about pursuing pursuing it as a career and really interested in the mechanics of acting and also all these things are things they bond over again very early early in there Studies there even as Robin developed. This deep friendship though he still struggle to feel at home. Robin didn't have the money. Money to fly back to California. I didn't WanNa hit his parents up for a ticket or for money from them so he just stays behind his by himself and really feeling the loneliness and the solitude of that and especially missing Chris during that time and Robin talked about is actually going up on the roof of a building and and just kind of crying and sobbing in letting out this kind of You Know Whitman. ESCA bar barbaric yup and that in some ways. Let's out the tension but it again. He's also kind of indicative of somebody who spends a lot of time by himself and isn't always happy to have to do so after that episode robbing got used to his new school and he even began playing around with acting. Outside of Juilliard. My roommate and I are strolling along Broadway away. That's Todd Oppenheimer. He's a journalist. And a former actor who came across robin long before he became a household name. And some guy comes. uh-huh strolling toward us. In white painter's overalls with a Dutch boy camp now this is nineteen seventy-two people didn't address that Way York and this guy comes up to my roommate. Jack and their old friends from California from from school had been in theater together and they're starting to talk and he's he's got this deep stentorian voice incredible voice and then he turns to me and he says I saw. You're doing time in the park the other day. It was great seeing somebody doing that again. I really appreciate that and I thought Oh well you do mind and he said no no. But I've messed around with things like that and I said well would you be interested. He's so maybe we talked for a few more minutes. He left and I turn my room is does he. Does he know what he's doing inject said you know. I've never seen him do mine. But he's an incredibly talented physical actor so I think if he was interested he would be quite good. Robin Todd Mime together through the crisp falls and promising springtimes of New York City for two years aside from just a handful of set routines. We just improvised in Robyn used to. I remember he would do anything. And I remember once somebody was beautiful sunny spring day and some guy was driving down. Fifth Avenue and beautiful convertible with his girlfriend brought just jumped in the backseat while Robbins jumping mind made him an excellent performer. It didn't always translate to daily life. There's no controlling rolling Robin and I knew that Beloved him and it was more like you tolerated him. I mean I can remember being at parties with him. When he would alienate? People are actors or at the party because this was the robin show. We all just thought. How's he gonNA shoehorn this personality of his into into the business? I mean Jonathan Winter. Who is maybe the one closest to the way he was before Robin hit the scene not coincidentally they were friends and and I think Jonathan is a bit of a mentor? Jonathan is just taught me about the world is open for play. I mean he's than anything and everybody is a wonderful way that crazy manic improvise. Way that he performed people saw and got to know Robbins. He'd just fly off into anything. You're adopted new character ticks. Say something you know. Just that Eddie. Ninety free associative stuff that he would do and so I said to him I said forget. How would you mind camera? May I help you Robin. Just do the line so we come to our everything for me. These brace if fabulous. That's that was robin. That's not an act. That is the way he talked and thought or seventy five percent of the time. That's why he was so. Oh good at robins juilliard for about three years at this point and he's becoming more and more disenchanted ended with the whole program but even more so it looks like he's developing this pattern of being really intensely interested in something and then kind kind of dropping a and being ready to move onto the next thing. I think his departure from juilliard was a a confluence of factors certainly his his starting to grow weary from the rigors and the structure and routine of it. The fact that Chris Reeve had since left the school because he'd gotten a role All on a soap opera so his best friend is no longer there and Robin had a girlfriend at the time who was living back in San Francisco and and he missed her a great deal and wanted to be with her and juilliard makes another round of cuts as does every year and he's one of the people who ends ends up on the chopping block but Davis's yet another school program that he hasn't fully completed. And and this juilliard we're talking about. Is there any indication that Robin left with his tail between his legs. I don't think that it really got under his skin too much. I don't think he had any real. You'll regret or disappointment about leaving juilliard. It was still such a new program even though the school itself was fairly prestigious the acting department of it while while it was known it wasn't as if he was sort of throwing away his his one and only shot. I think if anything he expected to go back to San Francisco and find success and a certain amount of fortune fairly easily and it didn't quite break down that way although he did eventually Shirley fine his trajectory in his calling. That's all for this episode of Knowing Doing Robin Williams when we come back robin bursts onto the San Francisco comedy scene and finally gets his big break thanks to David's cough. Checkout his book Robin to learn even more. And if you like what you just heard please be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple podcasts. spotify stitcher or wherever you like to listen if Robin had an impact on your life. We'd love to hear about it. Send us an email at knowing at Macmillan dot com John I'm Christie West Start Your host and producer. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week.
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"It's the mid sixties and Bloomfield. A wealthy suburb of Detroit Michigan Eh on a thirty Acre plot of land. It's an estate grand enough for its own name Stony Croft. There's a gate house Barnes and space for dozens of cars the the centerpiece a sprawling forty room manner that sets mostly empty but up in the attic boylans up his large and growing collection of toys. Soldiers he gives each piece of personality and a voice. He doesn't know how famous he'll be for this immagination one day right now. All all young Robin Williams is focusing. Is Getting his troops ready for battle. Stony Croft is a mansion. Really there was an estate that Robin lived on in his early teenage years. And it kind of typifies. The upbringing that that he had that he came from a family of wealth of means and privilege. His Father Rob was a former war. Hero turned auto executive for four. He was plainspoken mid Westerner and kind of the perfect foil to Robin's mother Laurie now she was alive wire she was this. Free spirited southern Belle who went by Punky amongst friends while rob was cold. Laurie adored Robin and gave him lots of affirmation Asian. Both parents made a deep impression on him but also from his perspective. We're not always easily accessible. Were not always available to him. His Dad traveled quite a bit for his work and his mother when she wasn't busy with her own social activities ladies often accompanied the father on some of these trips or was away for other reasons. So Robin spent a lot of time in his youth in these kind of Save big houses and mansions like Stony Croft largely to himself but was lacking The people that he most wanted wanted at times and so he certainly used that free time and space to kind of train his imagination and to in a way create a world for himself and to create companions when real life flesh and blood. Friends were not accessible. Oh to him robin connected with his mother through her humor. The moment you hear her things start to make sense about Robin. She liked to take a rubber the band and cut it in the middle and then kind of wadded up into her nose and then pretend to sneeze and she would have this long string of rubber band just dangling out out of her nostril wonderful psychic. We can't do here. What she cuts a rubber band in half and goes my father the boy this is her sense of humor and she unquestioningly passed that down to rob very? I did for years and I think this noise at dinner he saw this is what makes my mom laugh. And one way I can unreach- her and connect with her is to make her laugh and so he internalized that and kind of adopted that sensibility. Laurie had a collection of sully poem. Home she liked to recite to Robin one of his favorites went. I love you and blue. I love you and read but most of all I love you and blue and these were simple simple jokes. That kind of showed lorries humor but a laugh from rob was harder to come by except for on rare occasions when he and Robin sat down to watch Jonathan winters he was big time comedian. Who often performed on the tonight show with Jack Parr? If Jonathan winters was ever accused of anything he's got the the perfect alibi. He was someone else at the time when I first saw before the show he was still trying to decide whether to be a drunken eskimo. The Queen the Vikings or a doorknob. I'd rather he came out simply as himself to begin with. Because Johnny Winter's he cannot be imitated. The Wild Wild Man my friend Jonathan winners that I think was massively influential on Robin on the one hand getting to see Performer Lake Jonathan winters. who was largely improvisation Tori and ad-libbing and seen where that his father responded to those performances performances? Thank you thank you very much. You ever undressed in front of a dog..
"robin williams" Discussed on Knowing: Robin Williams
"McMillan podcasts. This is knowing Robin Williams. I'm your host Christie West Guard and I'm Dave it's cough. I'm a cultural reporter at the New York Times. And I'm the author of a biography on Robin Williams called Robin over the next two months. We're going to take you through the making of Robin Williams. We'll speak with those. Who knew him best? It was very very bright right and a mind like mercury ran everywhere. Love you I love you for the man that you are an incredible credible men more than just one night. A man who can make you realize which I think Jim Perform home. Stand up comedy. That was like that would be like capturing wild album and an in having they're acting running around the jungle you know. That's just what he did. You've got to be crazy. Not I'm talking about full groups. Boulder Oto reality. Robin always has a certain insecurity about him so he so he was always wondered. Did that work does that work. You know because you're not getting laughs. Nobody can just be. Laughing will also dispel the myth behind Ryan Robbins Steph. And that's right an answer questions. Like how did his comedic mind operate. And what was his relationship with fame. You know I think the charm of Robin was that he made. Everyone feel like his best friend. When I heard about his death I was just finishing up a family trip to Yosemite National Park and there was no signal no atv so when we finally got back online and saw the news it was surreal? I had such a visceral reaction and remember how strange it all seemed. At the time time I mean to me. He was misses out. Fire the genie. Good Morning Vietnam. I covered Robin often for the New York Times and even spent time with him for a profile. All that I wrote about him on what would end up. Being his last comedy tour I saw him in public situations and in private moments and even wrote what would end up being his obituary and I think it was so easy for people to label him as a depressed comic immediately after his death But Dave that wasn't quite the case. Correct it's been five years since Robbins passing and a lot of light has been shed on the circumstances that led to this tragic and that offers some clarity at the very least and in order to understand how we got here. We have to start at the very beginning..
"robin williams" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Vacuum davis cough world's best twitter and also the biographer of robin williams i wanted to ask you a few more things about robin williams are just talking more maybe talk is better than ask i was surprised to remember because you reminded me that he was a giant star in the seventies early eighties as a standup and on tv and then was not a movie star for a long time was in movies for a long time but it was not robin williams the giant movie star took him almost a decade right yeah six or seven years i mean morgan mindy ends you know in nineteen eighty two and then good morning vietnam is like late eighty seven early eighty eight that in my mind he felt omnipresent but he was on the prison sort of as a character not as a giant movie star and and certainly you know the responses to those movies that came out let's say you know between popeye and and good morning vietnam there was decent reception something like the world courting to gar moscow on the hudson but some of them were really dismissed and to the point that people were like robin williams is just not a leading man it's not gonna happen people are not interested in him and he certainly internalized that really bothered him well i mean he it was something that i think he was worried about from from the outset even before making some of these films and seeing the response to it and it always i mean he certainly knew would a phenomenon morgan mindy was the even the connection to more being.
"robin williams" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Robin williams is just not a leading man it's not going to happen people are not interested in him and he certainly internalized that really bothered him well i mean he it was something that i think he was worried about from from the outset even before making some of these films and seeing the response to you and that it always i mean he certainly knew would a phenomenon morgan mindy was the even the connection to more being perceived as more called mork everywhere he went that got at him and you know it starts to create this feeling that maybe that's all i'm ever going to have maybe that was the best opportunity i had it's not going to get better than that and you know as you start to you know you try to step out in in other ways and you see people reject that it starts to reinforce that and he was very acutely aware of those things did really you know internalize them and take them to heart and that you know the the the sensitivity to give views to feeling like you know he was risking losing his audience at anytime i mean that endured throughout his career at the end of the book you've got him up in canada drinking and listing all his movies to reading down paper and through the box office this was a failure this was a failure stuck with them after good morning america he becomes a giant movie star he someone who then in command giant salaries and and the idea that he's in a movie than makes the movie a hit not always put off that eventually ends for him were now it seems like we're in an era where there aren't really those stars period there's maybe a handful maybe twain johnson's lash the rock right as a couple of people like that and we're now in an era where it's the free it's the franchise right it's you go see a marvel movie i think that's i mean that that's the box that i think the studios have put themselves right in do you think that's a.