34 Burst results for "Sam Mendes"
"sam mendes" Discussed on Maltin On Movies
"Moments in mexico is in a building your own associations of course notably with sam mendes and early. He was a prominent theater director. Who is about to make his film debut so making debut and did you. Did you have to audition for him. How does that work. No i was working on a frank. Darabont movie called the green mile and there was a moment of hiatus in the green mile. Where on the i. I don't think they were sure if they wanted to dress. Tom hanks up as an old guy or cast an old guy so there was like an eight week period of like hold on and i was just interested in doing something different and i was pointed toward sam i think sam had tempt a lot of american beauty with this dan keyed movie. I'd done called unstrung heroes. And he was interested in that kind of approach in american beauty like progressive swaggie. Kind of thing that really pumped forward and we met guessing like nineteen ninety eight. The movie came out in ninety nine. I think on but it was a very short span. I think i think it will. American beauty in and out was like four or five weeks or maybe four weeks of writing and recording on really fast. It is and you know. I've said this before. But sometimes fast is better sometimes not conjuring your value not over ideas kind of riding the crest of the wave as opposed to thinking about wave out there is is a good thing is probably a good thing for me just to to not doubt myself. You know to to just to be able to say okay. You're i go right. And is it always demonstrated amazing leadership And and a sense of. And i think that's his theater background of always making progress. So if you didn't like something he would always try to steer me towards something he might like better. You really want directors like that who reject but still suggest as opposed to reject. Do that which you can get from a lot of people again. It's it's such a. It's a crazy thing to to be creative but have to be created in a cab. You know in something specific conduct. Yeah and as you say you have to. When you're doing something like bond. It's not just go play. Whatever you feel like it has to all make sense. It has to fit in and then there's an expectation of fan expectation for the music. Which would you can't ignore. So i want to say well i'm gonna do it my way. It is going get you in trouble to do. I point to your score for american beauty. Which was one of my favorites but i also use it as an example a what music can do for found because the opening shot. The movie is aerial shot..
"sam mendes" Discussed on G
"Anything else. No I thought I came up with the term. No phone February. I was really proud of myself. 'cause you know no fun February Circuit up and I don't know some some whole online has talked about and she made like some info graph as ridiculous and she's like part of her no fund February is basic stuff. She's like brush your teeth every day or something. You don't do that every name having too much like do do my own laundry. You're doing that every month every day in every month of the year. So we'll this limit your going out or you still try to attend things and then you just lay off the booze a little bit or a little mix and match depending on the event so I did go to invent last year and I was surprised with how no Kinda drunk you feel when other people get trunk. Oh other people are getting trunk in the energy in the room really pecks up and I didn't really know only one there so I was kind of a little bit. You know the beginning of the party you dislike. I want a drink lake to and I couldn't so I just chilled old and it was maybe painful for twenty minutes but then after everyone else had drink in Nam it was fine because everyone else loosened up. So you loosen up with grant loosened up your big energy guy. You're feeding off their energy. You were an my big energia. That's your big big big big into energy be excited the signing these excite. I said all right What are we talking about today? Grant we are talking about S- nineteen seventeen which the twenty nineteen epic war film directed Cova Written and produced by Sam Mendes. And if you don't know who Sam Mendes is you has on Mendon Shawn Mendes his brother. Yes yes that's it no. It's not I think there is no relation. Besides they might both be British. I think Shawn Mendez is British but anyways he did yeah he did American beauty. He's Canadian oh well anyways Sam Mendes did duty which is very well known. He did sky fall I think revolutionary road is supposed to be good and but this is the first one that he's written written it was kind of the first film he's written And then directed. So what did you think it is is it was good and Unlike four versus Ferrari. You're in it runaway There was no oh delay of action. You were Kinda in the story just lay okay. I'm use I'm in I I. I'm buying in right now. Let's go let's see. Let's let's let's follow this story Is Good and it reminded me of. I think Hemingway was known for saying like when you start a book to start it in the middle of action and I think they very much did that. Yeah I think well I think they did it in a good way and in one known I took was that the beginning there was no bullshit like cut to the first cut. Like two thirds into the movie you were there are some dramatic scene or cut to like five hundred early fifty years ago where some actions going on they just kind of like started damage like the very very beginning is is a little calm but then it picks up immediately and they just run with it and you don't stop not ever the whole. It's if you didn't get it already. I I really enjoyed enjoy this movie. Coal Mine I was in it. I was perfect. Length mean it was what little little over two hours stories. I'd say your. RN change around there right under two hours. Yeah I think the credits were a little bit long But no fantastic antastic now grant did you Did you watch in a theater or did you see it somewhere else..
The Frame Oscar Special
"Are ready. Let's do it. Welcome to the frame Oscar special from KPCC in Los Angeles. Welcome to the one million breath and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to and the Oscar goes to get anybody. I'M GONNA find you're GONNA give you. Massive snow snowed. Everybody who bought a ticket told somebody to buy a ticket. Thank you I love you if I may be so honored to have all all the female nominees and every category stand with me in this room tonight the actors Maryland you do it everybody else will come on all right all right all right. I'm John Horn host to the frame and joining me is Jacqueline coli editor at Ron Tomatoes Jacqueline. Thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me John so I know we're only a couple seconds in certified fresh so far. I think you're doing great. You're certified fresh and honestly I would say all the best picture nominees are also pretty awesome. It's probably the highest average on the tomato meter of best picture nominees. We've had in a while so I'm excited to talk about these phones. So let's start with probably the top story. I think of this year's Oscar race twenty acting nominees. One person of Color Cynthia Revo who stars as Surrey Tubman and Harriet. Yeah I'M NOT GONNA lie was extremely disappointed. When I watched each array and John Show read out the nominees few weeks ago? But I wasn't surprised actually just wrote an an article rotten tomatoes discussing this when you talk about the ninety two years of the history of the academy. There's only been thirty. Five Black Women nominated and twenty one of them have been for playing a slave a maid or woman in abject poverty it is an alarming and slightly depressing trend. I would say in the academy's Tastes And when you have performances from Octavia. CBS Spencer and loose Alfre woodard clemency. Jaylo in four inch heels giving us all she could for Hustler's and Aquafina further for well. It's really really alarming for you to say to yourself that this is where we are at the state of the academy. I'm going to hope that this year. We can have parasite as a moment if it wins. Best picture that we can say. We're moving forward. But again Cynthia being the only nominee it's It's a bit depressing parasite. I think has a legitimate chance to win the best picture. Oscar Oscar Think Bong Jun ho who directed and Co wrote. It could win director as well if it wins. The top prize the first foreign language movie in Academy History to take that prize. That is important in its own right regardless of the fact that none of its actors were nominated for performing in it. Yeah and it's also again a trend unfortunately with the academy there have been six previous best picture. Nominations from Asian cinema where none of the actors were honored with an acting nomination and unfortunately parasite kept with that trend this year here however We keep a track at our wars leaderboard and rotten tomatoes dot com of all of the winds of all of the films that are in the conversation and parasite has dominated with over a hundred in twenty five wins and to give you sort of a relative idea. The next winds is at seventy one. So parasite has been dominating with critics groups and with these these various guilds so it's poised to maybe take home the top prize but it really depends on the academy's taste and what those nine thousand members feel about the film later in the show. We're GONNA talk talk about the best picture race. We're also going to hear from some of the directors of some of the best picture nominees including Greta. Gerwig made little women was not nominated for best director. Sam Mendes from one thousand nine hundred seventeen and Bon John Hoult from parasite. But we'll start this Oscar party with some leading actresses three of the five nominees in this category had add the particular challenge of playing real people on Screen Cynthia Rio sharply staring and Renee Zellweger. Who Plays Judy Garland in Judy Yukon? There's an audience other ways. It hears you sing my mouth driving. It was judy takes place in the late. One thousand nine hundred sixty judy. Garland's career is floundering. She's struggling with sobriety. She goes to England perform at a London nightclub and Joplin one thing that surprised me. was that renee. Zellweger wasn't convinced that she could actually pull off as part. I wish I think is so crazy. That's Texas girls for you as a Texas girl I can say we're like deprecating on our talent and always like underestimate ourselves but she absolutely murdered murdered this role I remember. I woke up right in early at the tyrod film festival to watch. Her sort of embody. Judy Garland for this role and it was so I would say mesmerizing.
Oscars 2020: Watch the Best Supporting Actress nominees
"Let's start with what will be the first award on Sunday night and that will be actress in a supporting role you gotta go through about ten others before you get to actor in a supporting role and then at the end of the show you'll get actor actress movie or what they call Best Picture and director so we'll start with actress in a supporting role Kathy Bates Richard Jewell Laura Dern marriage story Scarlett Johannson Jo Jo rabbit Florence pew little women Margot Robbie bomb shell share your first Laura Dern marriage story okay I'm gonna take Laura Dern merit story also Megan Scarlett Johannson judge a rabbit and Kay were put in an right there for Megan not for missed you know Margot Roby or Robbie in that bomb shelter that's about the fox news sex was no accusation paying it is Hollywood so you know you know but then again so was already one stain so actress in a leading role Megan your first simply a Revo Herriot Scarlett Johannson merry story Siri thrown in little women Charlie Sperrin bomb shell Renee Zellweger Judy I'm gonna go Renee Zellweger and Judy I'm gonna do the same thing same here all right so there's three of us all in accord actor in a supporting role charity Tom Hanks beautiful day in the neighborhood Anthony Hopkins to popes Al Pacino the Irishman Joe Pesci the Irishman Brad Pitt once upon a time in Hollywood Brad Pitt is going to continue his winning streak I'm gonna go the same okay you lost me on that what is under is winning streak dizzy on a winning streak yeah I think he won whatever last award show it was okay I thought you meant in as far as Academy Awards the only one can mean weren't you would think he would have by now yeah to give anyone just take his shirt off in a he's not in well you took off to and want maybe there's the thing they're going I go to brand also I think he would win it out right but Pacino okay she you're going to cancel each other out for starters yeah act actor in a leading role I'm Bonnie band banners painting glory Leo once upon a time Hollywood Adam driver marriage story Joaquin Phoenix joker Jonathan Pryce the two popes Megan boy that's that's a tough no that's a very easy one some how my mom I think I'm going to go with Joaquin Phoenix yeah well of course yards so is charities online didn't even need to ask lastly directing the Irishman Scorsese joker Todd Phillips nineteen seventeen Sam Mendes once upon a time in Hollywood Quentin and parasite bong joon ho cherry salmon does nineteen seventeen I'll take Sam Mendes nineteen seventeen Quentin Tarantino once upon a time in Hollywood once upon a time in Hollywood if Sam Mendes wins for directing that will be the biggest gap between two directing wins in Oscar history he won in two thousand for American beauty and here it is twenty years later in case you're wondering what the current record is it's a fifteen year gap actor Billy Wilder one for the lost weekend nineteen forty five any apartment in nineteen sixty and one other quick side no we were talking about those swag bags and people thinking that everybody gets one no it's just the twenty five nominees the five nominees in each of the five big categories you may have bought when we were revealed that earlier wow Scarlett's gonna get to because she's up for Best Actress and best supporting actress no one in case she just gets one I give her
Oscars 2020 Preview
"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.
"sam mendes" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Nineteen seventeen they're directed by Sam Mendes and here's a quick look at joker I have the last time we'll be meeting listen the it is the same question John are you having a negative thoughts yeah if hunter Harris eleven nominations for joker ten for nineteen seventeen what's your reaction to those films and the nominations they got honestly I I have to laugh I I feel pretty lukewarm in nineteen seventeen I thought it was beautifully shot and also you know very tense and very kind of rich experience and with joker I was not personally a fan of it but I do understand that you know there is a sense that it is a gritty real version of a lot like the comic book movies you seen in the past but the same time I think the fact that joker nineteen seventeen have tracked so well within the academy is sort of you know further proof of everything we've been talking about there's nothing particularly new our OB on guard about these movies I think a lot of ways they are just newer versions of the kinds of movies the academy always honors I mean sure joker is a comic book leave at the same time stylistically it I mean sort of replicates a lot of these stylistic choices of Martin Scorsese or even if like transfer Copeland some ways and I think that kind of idea of like the psychological turmoil within a white man is a pretty well tried identity and idea for an academy award nominated movie nineteen seventeen as as a present before it is it is a beautifully shot classically made more picture it and we've seen a bunch of those be awarded a nominated wears you know something like that for awhile or little women these are movies that sort of amplify the experiences of women who are not typically with that people typically make movies about and suggesting that these experiences are rich enough to be a sort of universal in a way now speaking of fair well let's take a listen strong please tell me and that is dying should I can't see anything thanks better not to tell them Chinese people have signed okay can set a time we have an excuse and they should be there you can oceans if you call that a lot of fun out there right away.
Did the Academy just leak Oscar winners’ list? Twitter users confused
"I want to tell you and okay I got to tell you about the Oscars really quick internet all I'll tell you just the the quick version of the story so currently the Oscars we're trying to encourage people with this tweet about how do I put this the headline is they accidentally posted their own Oscar predictions all and this came after they were releasing a tool for fans to treat their best guesses so what they were doing was showing how it worked and in order to show how it worked the academy tweeted out a photo that read my Oscar predictions with picks for all the major categories there picks include but the all the standards like Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor Renee for Best Actress tipped for Supporting Actor Laura Dern Supporting Actor as Sam Mendes Best Director parasite Best Picture which is how we expect it to go but fans thought that the academy had leaked to the winners righ hall could you imagine the organization deleted the tweet and issued an apology and they they wrote a brief issue on Twitter made some of yours look like they came from our account they did end the error is now resolved will reveal our picks on Sunday all I know what they're trying to say here because so these predictions with in the academy that's what it looks like they're saying no these were your predictions interesting maybe they're saving face and those were the that's what I think maybe we should print it out and see you know if you went through a checklist be that what they are the winners well they probably are the way we should hang on to that let me well and go through and maybe see how accurate was in that office could you have bad I think that I think there's something to this they're saying that some people are saying no they tweeted people's predictions to take the the DM thing and then other people are mad they're going people bet on this stuff is really the result I'm headed to the pay window it out all my goodness that would be that it would just wrecked the whole night I am very entertaining to watch though somebody said it's worse than announcing the wrong winner so I'm gonna keep this link you should you should yeah print that out for some homework I mean honestly does do look like cool we're expecting to win yeah so we'll we'll find out we'll keep you up to date on that we
Oscar Picks of Wesley Morris from The New York Times
"Wesley Morris is here. Sometimes we fly him out. And we just put you on a whole bunch of podcasts. And we just wind you up and you go yeah Ping Pong Pinball pinball Wesley Yeah Oscars this this weekend yes I can never get through Oscars week without talking to you for at least ten minutes on what's going on. I'm not sure what happened to the Oscars because we have all these prohibitive favorites. There's no drama at all. Everyone thinks nineteen seventeen gonNA win. Isn't that wild. Everyone thinks Phoenix is GonNa win for the joker. Okay yeah that Renee Zellweger is GonNa win for Judy. which I five saying? No no no it made money Brad Pitt for once upon a time And then Laura dern for marriage story yes and those are Kinda done y- everyone the the. They're like huge huge favorites. It doesn't even make sense to bet on them. They're such huge favorites. You'd be like betting on. I don't know the the though Oklahoma City Thunder to beat some division. Three Kinda odd you the only one. That's kind of even best director. Sam Mendes as twenty five favorite. That's what is happening. Is it just. The Internet has made this that the consensus the census of thought now nobody goes against the grain and they just kind of follow the pack. What's happening here? I don't know I think I really feel like increasingly. There are just enough people. I don't know how voters individually or feeling about not pressure to pick a certain person person but the like doing the work to really choose the thing you love the most because every year you read those blind items that variety are Hollywood reporter daily beast. I do yeah And you read these Oscar voters say things and they all have. They all seem to have individual taste rate to hear these. I voters justify why they're voting. They're voting for you. You would think anything could win but that never happens will rarely happens right so I also also believe that in this particular year. I think there's a lot of politics going on like like movie. Industry politics rang. Explain plan so I don't think that people. I think there's a number of things happening. I think people don't like parasite that much. I think they see it. I think that was that was okay. I don't know how they could think that it actually got. It's like Robert Covington right now the NBA trade deadline. It's gotten hyped up too much now. People going wait a secondly. I think it's great it's awesome you're going to see it and you you end up going and you're like yeah it's good but you're not like Oh my God you're right I'm blown away. Yeah Yeah I can't speak but some people are leaving matt a Lake Nona. Nope they're leaving. They're probably just watching it at home but like they're they're watching this movie and they're just Kinda like well okay. I and I'm rich people poor people and I think that I mean I really think that they think it's that simple and I also think good. I really liked it. I didn't think it was like the best picture picture the year I why do but you do really. I was the case in a minute. I think it's just okay. The very simple thing is it takes a story. It takes an idea that I can't believe that in a hundred and you know twenty years of movies. Nobody's ever done before nobody's ever fought to turn the class. Divide into into a game in this particular way. Yeah and by the time they get to the sect by the time the father other by the time the father gets the job. So the third the third introduction of the the glomming onto this family. I'm just I was just laughing. I was is laughing with happiness at the brilliant to this idea. He's such a great of these nine movies and most like almost all of them are perfectly made. I would say that's the one that surprised me the most in terms of how tight and smart and and surprising it was the one thing I don't like goodbye it is the ending but in talking to people about who also sort of ending is anticlimactic but it also needs to be there none. Nobody could come up with a better trending. So this is the endings. Movie needs to have this elegiac sort of tragic fantasy ending. I liked once upon a time. The most I mean and as you know I also love them. We did a podcast about that on this podcast. Back in August we wait. Let's go back though we dated Rewatch ables. That's coming this week about about it already. Yeah well we do one Oscar movie every year O- of the nine area to get out on time. That seems fair. Yeah UH-HUH I think forward and for our versus Ferrari of those nine movies. That in little women I think are the most those are going to prove to be the most re watchable bowl of those. I'm so glad you said that. I feel like those have become the underrated. I'm not sure what happened. In each case moves. I thought little women was excellent. Women Soak so good the crazy thing about this year. Is there a two stores. I just wrote a story about this for the paper and the the the maddening thing about these nine movies please. And I'll get back to the into back to what people are saying about who they are. Why nine hundred seventeen is going to win for political reasons Movie movie industry political reasons. But I just read a piece about like how. This is the first year since they expanded the field ten. Move to up to ten movies that I have liked every single one of these movies more or less except for one and I don't like joker either. Yeah I don't like never really really align this year on what we didn't like I like that I didn't. I don't like joker I didn't have fun. I thought his performance was awesome. But I've seen a lot of movies that whereas the performance was awesome. But I'd necessarily loved the movie right I don't even I don't even Joaquin. Phoenix is one of my four favourite male actors. And this does not I feel like this is the first time he is looking for a character as like we are watching him do work mark. The I think it's done before you start shooting in this movie Part of it is. He is playing a person who's changing but he's always playing people who were undergoing some sort of ecological little change wasn't he's so much more interesting in the master. Oh everything he was doing. If you're going to start there then I'm like why did you give just give Antonio Banderas the Oscar. I mean that's where you're GONNA start but I'm saying like I don't know why I took this movie for people to like. Here's his Oscar. Movie when he was so good the pastor I mean the thing that was more interesting performance interesting thing that we should talk about. Is that like he is one of those people were. He's just a person who is owed right like it's he's been he's a set of a woman quote suffered so long just give him just give it to him not that he's begging for it because because when he took this part I was like oh well you know he clearly. He clearly understands with businesses going and I would never accuse him ever of like being being interested in getting any prizes for the work. He's doing but I also feel like there is a sense that he's been nominated three other times. I think maybe maybe four do you remember how lost to the master who who when they're You're talking keep your point going on anyway. I feel like if I sat here and thought about it. I'd come my with but I'm not going to remember those thirteen Two thousand thirteen. So we have. Is that Matthew mcconaughey. Now it's not McConnell. Now he lost a Daniel Day. Lewis Link Oh well that's that's just bad luck for Joaquin Phoenix. I remember having issue with that at the time you should have. I mean just just as a matter of history you should rostker you blaspheme. He's fine. He's fine I thought Athletes Ship
'1917' wins best film and best director at BAFTA awards
"And Sam Mendes World War one epic nineteen seventeen dom day the twenty twenty back towards Sunday night at the Royal Albert Hall the film attitudes growing hall of honors in the U. S. with seven awards on home soil including for best film director and cinematography elsewhere joker came away with three wins including a Best Actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix Renee Zellweger earned Best Actress honors and Brad Pitt was tapped as best Supporting Actor and Laura Dern was named best supporting actress Brad Pitt was not there to accept his award Margot Robbie accepted it for him and he wrote a speech that she had to read and he said I'm naming this award because I can't wait to bring them back home to the US prince William and Kate Middleton were in the crowd in the hands of them of course and they laughed of course good horse oh
How '1917' filmmakers made WWI film look like a continuous shot
"A gasp inducing feet of cinematic immersion for director. Sam Mendes Mendes grenades. Movie nineteen seventeen dispatches two British soldiers on a do or die mission across the battle lines and house gates of World War capturing every every step every spine tingling explosion when you walk. She's filming not just watching. Genuinely are experiencing a war film like few in recent memory the second due to attack the line shortly often dawn tomorrow nine hundred seventeen is wage at a time before nations fought with missiles fighter jets. It was unlike any other film I've ever made and and and ever will make probably it's images depicting brutal combat from one hundred years ago as soldiers and their horses came. Face to face with with weaponry are story that you can get lost in can get thrilled by its thrills. Gunfire and perilous adventures made all the more mesmerized because the film appears to consist of a single continuous shot Herculean undertaking conjured up by the mind minded Mendez. What made it the right idea for this movie? It seemed a natural thing to not have any cuts. And that's how I prefer to describe it. A movie with no cuts net rather than one shot movie experiencing every second passing in what is effectively a race against time to aw a century old conflict captured using twenty first century technology cameras carried through muck and debris strategically mounted on techno cranes cream cars and motorcycles. Moving in choreographed chaotic symphony by feel in some way it requires is a different level of emotional investment. You feel okay. Well if I'm here with these guys I'm just GonNa have to live with that and so it seemed to me to put the audience in the shoes of the characters were they. They literally don't know who's telling the truth and what the reality is. What's around the next corner because there's no way of finding out of than going? I got the heart of the film buoyed by solid performances from its to lead roles betrayed not by a-list actors up and comers George Mackay and Dean Charles Chapman Films. You know it's not ah just about the first World War. It's about the human experience what is to be human and I think the context of war is one in which humans are stretched physically and emotionally the absolute limits with such long takes for every shot the cast and crew rehearsed for months before filming. You understand that the focus puller. He's expected to get. Ah every time. The boom operators the cameraman capturing this if his. Timing's out just by a hair. That takes unusable. I think Sam just did a really good job in Mike and Phil let pressure and then a why everybody had pressure even the camera department. The sound caused by out there on Lou. Choreographed down on his weathers waited a carefully. Calculated dance dance but for nine hundred Seventeen Mendez was also drawing on personal history dark tales of the great war as told to him. Once by his grandfather Alfred Menendez it was the and my cousins pestering him thinking we were going to hear stories of heroism and bravery in and you know how he won his medals and it was going to be cool and instead he turned around and and told stories of absolute chaos World War One was supposed to be the war to end all wars golfing dozens of countries and costing millions of lives lives at such a massive scale filmmakers had to construct a world bill to mythic proportions. It built the end over mile of trenches and we filled them with thousands the people and all built around just the actors just these two camera. Operators waded through treacherous terrain. All under the watchful eye of Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins matching marking his fourth collaboration with Manda every trench had to be measured the exact length every orchard of Reform Foam House. Every town street had to be exactly the right length of the scene because there was no cutting distance jumping
Bad Boys For Life Scores Second Weekend Box Office Win with $34 Million
"And will Smith's a bad boys for life on the box office in its second weekend grossing thirty four million dollars to finish Sunday with a domestic total of a hundred twenty point six million dollars meanwhile Sam Mendes Best Picture Oscar contender nineteen seventeen came in second after grossing another fifteen point eight million dollars in North America in its third weekend in wide release is now past the one hundred million dollar mark domestically as well as two hundred million dollars globally and and coming in third is in its second outing Doolittle that grossed twelve point five million dollars that's a total of forty four point seven million
"sam mendes" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Hopeful Andrew Yang is guaranteeing he will surprise a lot of people when ballots are cast in Iowa I had a democratic operative right here in the state who said that from what he's hearing on the ground the polls under estimate our support and we're going to grow and grow and peak when the voting starts Yang spoke on fox news Sunday he says he will not drop out if he doesn't finish strong a week later in New Hampshire that's where he'll take the stage for the eighth democratic debate so far he's the seventh candidate to qualify Joe Biden continues to lead the pack in the latest democratic presidential poll the former vice president ranks first in the latest ABC news Washington post poll with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders a very close second the poll says Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has dropped in support Boeing has successfully flown the world's largest twin engine jetliner in a test flight in Seattle the seven seventy seven X. as a large version of the many jumbo it's nearly three hundred feet long making it the longest commercial jet officials in Turkey say crews worked through the night in subzero temperatures to pull forty five earthquake survivors from collapsed buildings the death toll now ease over thirty the six point eight magnitude quake struck eastern Turkey Friday night and has been followed by strong after shocks Taylor swift will skip tonight's Grammy awards the superstar was set to make a surprise performance at the ceremony but now confirms she has pulled out swift is nominated for three Grammys the former head of the Grammys suggest the nominations are rigged and accuses the recording academy of discrimination director Sam Mendes has won the top prize from the directors guild of America for the film nineteen seventeen the epic war movie is a front runner in this year's Oscar race meant as previously won the directors guild award in nineteen ninety nine for the film American beauty nineteen seventeen has been nominated for ten Oscars this year Cameron fair child NBC news radio lebron James is now third on the all time NBA scoring list his twenty nine points for the Lakers won a week ninety one road loss from Philly who's impasse Kobe Bryant a guy you want to be like growing up seventy eight year old kid been over to make that leap that's that's pretty damn cool and and as I started playing more ball on his way to high school the things that he was on the floor you know that mired in and want to be part of a chain suppresses Brian scoring total in the hundred for fewer games the Utah Jazz continue to roll they make a fourteen or fifteen with one twelve one of seven one over Dallas Rudy go bear with twenty two points seventeen rebounds the nets out last officials one twenty one one eleven over time forty five retiree living yeah it was about time I think the last few games that often the shooting I think I'm kind of in between in terms of being aggressive in some shots have been background way best short Irving playing in a six game after missing twenty six because of an injured right shoulder number one Baylor makes a sixteen street defeating Florida seventy two sixty one that's sports strolls through them usually newsradio available now from I heart a new series presented by T. mobile for business the restless one join me Johnson Strickland as I explore the coming technological revolutions with the restless business leaders who stand right on the cutting edge.
"sam mendes" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Our forecast today temperature steady in the mid thirties cloudy twenty seven tonight cloudy thirty five tomorrow thirty one degrees right now I have a brother in the second battalion CEF the walking into a trap the orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow morning's attack if you fail it will be a massacre also just across the German frontline we're not clever about this no one will get your brother that is basically the plot line for the movie that's called nineteen seventeen it was mine my personal number one movie for twenty nineteen I loved it I loved it for its a very compelling story I loved it for its performances no big names starring in the movie Colin Firth has a supporting role Benedict Cumberbatch as a supporting role but the the main two stars are too young British actors in more than carry this story the thing that is is most amazing in minutes the story of these two soldiers that have to get a message across enemy lines during World War one across the German enemy line that their fellow soldiers two of whom happen to be related are about to walk into a trap and will be massacred to get that message across the lines to them so it's a it's a very compelling story and one that really draws you in and I think one of the reasons that it really draws you in like that is the way that this movie is shot a director Sam Mendes shop the film to make it look like it's one continuous flowing shot without any cuts in it it's it's so amazing technically to see the movie so last night in Hollywood Sam Mendez one what is considered to be the best Victor of what may happen at the Oscars Sam Mendez one the directors guild of America award for best direction for a feature film it's a huge honor and only seven times since this award has been given out starting in nineteen forty eight only seven times since nineteen forty eight has the person who won the directors guild award not go on to win Best Picture of the year so this clearly puts nineteen seventeen up front as the the movie that's got the most momentum now academy voting is going to end in two days so I mean this is just the the timing for this is happening for nineteen seventeen as people are voting above the movie parasite which is also an amazing movie.
"sam mendes" Discussed on AP News
"Producers guild awards may be on televised but they're pretty good at predicting Oscars winners that means the World War one film nineteen seventeen is poised to come away with the top honor at the Oscars in just a few weeks the Sam Mendes film won the award for best theatrical motion picture at the PGA ceremony Saturday night many in the crowd seemed stunned after Reese Witherspoon announce the winner of the award which has gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar twenty one out of thirty times including the past two years released late last month in nineteen seventeen is made a splash during awards season including another surprise victory in the best drama picture category at the golden globes in other categories Toy Story for took home the animation award flea bag one the episodic comedy television award and Chernobyl collected best limited series the Film Festival part of south by southwest will kick off with the premiere of Judd Apatow's new movie starring SNL's Pete David say in it's called the king of Staten Island Davidson co wrote the script comedy about a young man living at home with his mom played by Marisa Tomei the Austin Texas festival starts March thirteenth also premiering will be spike Jones BC boys story which he shot last April over a handful performances in Brooklyn in which Mike diamond and Adam Horowitz tell a story about their group a shake up at The Simpsons as Hank is area says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of who producers and fox wouldn't confirm to the A. P. as areas exit or an end to a poo a recurring character that has drawn criticism for reinforcing racial stereotypes there was no immediate reply Saturday from as areas publicist the actor who's white indicated Friday two slash film dot com that there was no resistance to phasing out his voice as area.
‘1917’ Named Top Film at Producers Guild Awards
"The producers guild awards may be on televised but they're pretty good at predicting Oscars winners that means the World War one film nineteen seventeen is poised to come away with the top honor at the Oscars in just a few weeks the Sam Mendes film won the award for best theatrical motion picture at the PGA ceremony Saturday night many in the crowd seemed stunned after Reese Witherspoon announce the winner of the award which has gone on to win the
"sam mendes" Discussed on AP News
"Restaurant or to give to friends and colleagues for more information visit eight dot com a shake up at The Simpsons as Hank is area says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of who producers and fox wouldn't confirm to the A. P. as areas exit or an end to a poo a recurring character that has drawn criticism for reinforcing racial stereotypes there was no immediate reply Saturday from as areas publicist the actor who's white indicated Friday two slash film dot com that there was no resistance to phasing out his voice as area speculated that among options going forward is transitioning up whose voice to an Indian actor the producers guild awards may be on televised but they're pretty good at predicting Oscars winners that means the World War one film nineteen seventeen is poised to come away with the top honor at the Oscars in just a few weeks the Sam Mendes film won the award for best theatrical motion picture at the PGA ceremony Saturday night many in the crowd seemed stunned after Reese Witherspoon announce the winner of the award which has gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar twenty one out of thirty times including the past two years released late last month in nineteen seventeen is made a splash during awards season including another surprise victory in the best drama picture category at the golden globes in other categories.
Oscar Nominations 2020: The Complete List
"The twenty twenty Oscar nominations are out this year it's all about Todd Phillips is joker which leads the pack with eleven nods including Best Actor for walking Phoenix in fact the sing real movie is on track to match the records of Titanic the lord of the rings the return of the king and Ben Hur by winning eleven total awards as expected from Mars also include Martin Scorsese Irishman Sam Mendes's World War one epic nineteen seventeen and Quentin Tarantino star studded once upon a time in Hollywood are right behind joker with ten nods each side became the first ever south Korean film to be nominated for Best Picture getting six nods along with Joe Joe rabbit little women and a marriage story of course there are a lot of snobs first and foremost women were totally snubbed in the best direct the category for the second year in a row despite great movies like little women and the farewell coming out last year Jennifer Lopez in get a nod for best supporting actress in hustlers even after scoring Screen Actors Guild critics choice and golden globe nominees and Adam Sandler was almost unrecognizable in this type of role on jams and fans are rooting for him to get his first Oscar nomination thanks to the road but he's not on the list
Oscars 2020: snubs, surprises and snippets you may have missed
"Some more of those Oscar nominations to pass along to you they started dancing this a little while ago on Hollywood and now we have the names for Best Director the nominations Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips for the joker Sam Mendes for directing nineteen seventeen Quentin Tarantino once upon a time in Hollywood and mon jun hole for parasite those Best Director nomination as Best Actress Cynthia hero for Harriet Scarlett Johannson marriage story saris ronin little women no I'm not pronouncing that right that's why dean Richards will be here after eight Charlize Theron for bomb shell Renee Zellweger for Judy and the Best Actor in a emanations Antonio Banderas pain glory then I read the Capreol for his role of once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver for marriage story Joaquin Phoenix the joker and Jonathan Pryce the two
"sam mendes" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"But it's very flat for primeval landscape in a way and it's mostly mostly military. Labs was no building in the sky. I can disappear over the horizon. These huge skies big lowering skies. But of course they had designed to replicate the landscape of northern France with the first world. War was fought in the case the western front. And but of course if you you can't shoot in the real locations because there will heritage sites protected land now because of what happened that you know. There's a lot of talk about the how we made the movie. Peter but the more interesting question on some level is the why and yes it was influenced by my grandfather and father but it's also about a world that's not dissimilar to what we're going through now you know the winds that we're blowing. Before the first war a blowing again they were fighting fighting for a free and unified Europe. We achieve that. That is now in question again. You know it's a war with no obvious body unlike the Second World War. There's no knots as you can. Everyone everyone can point out and say well basically then by everyone to some degree and I was innocent. It was a colossal catastrophe. Sixteen million dead In five years civilians and soldiers and it's fooling living memory now it's a war which the entire of the whole of Europe lost generation as a missing generation. And you know we do well to remember these things. Now that are lessons that we can learn from history and one of them is how to stop it happening happening again. You know there are other movies made about the Great War. I thought mostly of Kubrick's paths of glory because of the trenches down that way that moves and yet this moving camera which is a technique which is following them through in what looks like one take is also keeps you in with them in a way she just wouldn't feel otherwise and we've seen that people have done this. What looks like a continuous tape? Before most recently the in Birdman. Yeah but it's not a war you know it's just yeah and that was a movie I love but a movie that was closer in spirit. Here it is a big Fan of Alfonso Korans movie children of men which there were a long continuous takes shot the movie but but I felt absolutely gripped by the combination of content and form being one one thing so yeah I mean you on aw constantly trying to without wanting to be simplistic about it. We go through life in one show right. We trump will we experience the world as one continuous thread. It's editing. That is the gimmick. Editing is the given now in movie making. Oh well we had it because we add it will really if you need to jump time and space shore at it but you need to edit so you see every single line of dialogue back and forth incessantly and and sometimes that's the that's the case it's the right way to tell the story but no delays and sometimes one's default position is maybe directors. Just as well I know how to cut the close up close up over the shoulder over the shoulder to show moving shop. Boom boom boom twelve sets up. Let's go and let's pray for lunch. I mean and it before you know it. It's it's become just a pattern you fall into and working in this way whether it's right so wrong with your taste your taste. You can't argue that it doesn't force you as a filmmaker to try to find you in different ways for the camera to express story which is what we're up to the whole time. You know you're trying to find a way for this. This weird dumps that goes on between the camera the characters in the landscape to express things in a new and different way and that feeling that you have as an audience. I hope that you can't on escape. This journey that once you realize unconsciously we're in this there's no way now you know then suddenly begin to experience time differently. Your eye begins to wonder of image differently you relate to character differently. That is one of the reasons why what you're describing is torture. Is that constant feeling meeting of being pulled through the movie by Gravitational Force rather than being presented with image the whole time. It's true but I mean I think of you I'm looking at you and you know I'm already probably we out of time and yet I haven't even dealt with you in terms of the theater and what you do. I can't even Donmar royal everything that you've done the classics asks. You can't usually do that. We bond movie like you've done to the only Oscar winning director to direct a bonfire. And so he does two some of them. Would you would learn on the job. A lot of the tricks. But Sky Fall inspector have their own differences but in the theater. You you really can't cut away you. There is no editing. You know. That's where you come from. That's what I feel in it. I don't ever see in your work a style. Aw that says this is Sam. That did this but I see you just like thrusting yourself into these different worlds that have there which is a great thing to do. You will be about your life. I'm proud of this movie and and you know I know enough to know what it feels like. When you're movie is not people are not excited about your movie to? Oh No that's true. You know trotted around the world with people going. Yeah well we enjoyed it. Tell me about American beauty you know. And that's what it feels like says sometimes So I I for me. It's lovely to have people debating the film and talking about it and excited did about it So so that. That's great but you know I never wanted to be a filmmaker who had a single style. I mean that's not. I'm not a writer Director Director until this movie so I don't write my own work and I wanted each one to be a different set of challenges different mountain to climb and and I worked in all sorts of genres aura. Yes I don franchise movies to them but the movie I did before. That was the tie. A tiny independent movie that was under ten million dollars. And you know for me. Each one is a totally a new series of tests. And it's only now that I think all of those things that getting combined by theater and film into something that is a unified style. Oh and so. It's not by chance that this was the one that I wrote if you know what I mean. Let's take a question or two from the outside instead of just me kyle cases. What advice do you have for making it in the film industry as a director you know what is that? How'd you do it? How long have you go? Well I think you have story to tell and I think you have to work out what it is I know that sounds simplistic. But but you've got to have something to say. I think when I was growing up in movies I realize a lot of great filmmakers that there weren't many storytellers and for me. Story is the the thing that comes first. So don't concentrate too much on style until you know what the story is and then try and match the style to the content. That would be my thing. I think people get obsessed with this. Is Ironic coming from me. I'm just made a movie as one shot. But you know technique and style but they don't really have anything to say and I think that that would be my first thing all right one more question. Max Lives how does your approach to direction change when directing something for either the screen or the stage. I think you've kind of described what that was. Yeah I think that I I treat tweet rusty with actors quite different you know in in in on stage you really are. It's it's like Making a pot you know. It's it's this constant molding over single shape which then has to be fired. An Achilles heel super remains you also trying to make the actor aware of shape the whole time because they're going to have to repeat it so you have to engage the outside I they call just do something accidentally and then not remember so that always both within and outside at the same time onscreen US cleaned of doing the opposite. You'll saying don't look at yourself and be self conscious embrace accident accident. You only have to do it once you know. And don't think too much about it just just being in the moment live it somehow and that is quite different and so in that respect that's more like a mosaic infamous mosaic is that you make it thousands of different pieces and then later this is the normal film not this one. Mind you and there's later on you take all the pieces out and try and put them together like a jigsaw and former picture the actors of Norweb picture that you're forming whereas on stage they have to be so yeah apart out or a jigsaw. Look at that Potter Jake's well Sam this the first time you've been on this show so you know we always end in song. Look at him laughing. The director actor of stole mini musicals. Your camera that was there but why are you laughing. I'm sure that you go. Where the Donaldson Go? Where are they? They have a moment in nine hundred seventeen where we listened to way faring strength. Yeah was it gives you did. No yes yeah most people people do give us a little of that. Are you serious. I'm serious everyone does it. The neural wouldn't stop singing. Pull Away Farren. Stranger I'm I'm traveling through this world while it does news. Something full danger in that Bright Line into which I go see. I'm going to see my mother. Yeah and thank you..
"sam mendes" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"We go through life in one show right. We trump will we experience the world as one continuous thread. It's editing. That is the gimmick. Editing is the given now in movie making. Oh well we had it because we add it will really if you need to jump time and space shore at it but you need to edit so you see every single line of dialogue back and forth incessantly and and sometimes that's the that's the case it's the right way to tell the story but no delays and sometimes one's default position is maybe directors. Just as well I know how to cut the close up close up over the shoulder over the shoulder to show moving shop. Boom boom boom twelve sets up. Let's go and let's pray for lunch. I mean and it before you know it. It's it's become just a pattern you fall into and working in this way whether it's right so wrong with your taste your taste. You can't argue that it doesn't force you as a filmmaker to try to find you in different ways for the camera to express story which is what we're up to the whole time. You know you're trying to find a way for this. This weird dumps that goes on between the camera the characters in the landscape to express things in a new and different way and that feeling that you have as an audience. I hope that you can't on escape. This journey that once you realize unconsciously we're in this there's no way now you know then suddenly begin to experience time differently. Your eye begins to wonder of image differently you relate to character differently. That is one of the reasons why what you're describing is torture. Is that constant feeling meeting of being pulled through the movie by Gravitational Force rather than being presented with image the whole time. It's true but I mean I think of you I'm looking at you and you know I'm already probably we out of time and yet I haven't even dealt with you in terms of the theater and what you do. I can't even Donmar royal everything that you've done the classics asks. You can't usually do that. We bond movie like you've done to the only Oscar winning director to direct a bonfire. And so he does two some of them. Would you would learn on the job. A lot of the tricks. But Sky Fall inspector have their own differences but in the theater. You you really can't cut away you. There is no editing. You know. That's where you come from. That's what I feel in it. I don't ever see in your work a style. Aw that says this is Sam. That did this but I see you just like thrusting yourself into these different worlds that have there which is a great thing to do. You will be about your life. I'm proud of this movie and and you know I know enough to know what it feels like. When you're movie is not people are not excited about your movie to? Oh No that's true. You know trotted around the world with people going. Yeah well we enjoyed it. Tell me about American beauty you know. And that's what it feels like says sometimes So I I for me. It's lovely to have people debating the film and talking about it and excited did about it So so that. That's great but you know I never wanted to be a filmmaker who had a single style. I mean that's not. I'm not a writer Director Director until this movie so I don't write my own work and I wanted each one to be a different set of challenges different mountain to climb and and I worked in all sorts of genres aura. Yes I don franchise movies to them but the movie I did before. That was the tie. A tiny independent movie that was under ten million dollars. And you know for me. Each one is a totally a new series of tests. And it's only now that I think all of those things that getting combined by theater and film into something that is a unified style. Oh and so. It's not by chance that this was the one that I wrote if you know what I mean. Let's take a question or two from the outside instead of just me kyle cases. What advice do you have for making it in the film industry as a director you know what is that? How'd you do it? How long have you go? Well I think you have story to tell and I think you have to work out what it is I know that sounds simplistic. But but you've got to have something to say. I think when I was growing up in movies I realize a lot of great filmmakers that there weren't many storytellers and for me. Story is the the thing that comes first. So don't concentrate too much on style until you know what the story is and then try and match the style to the content. That would be my thing. I think people get obsessed with this. Is Ironic coming from me. I'm just made a movie as one shot. But you know technique and style but they don't really have anything to say and I think that that would be my first thing all right one more question. Max Lives how does your approach to direction change when directing something for either the screen or the stage. I think you've kind of described what that was. Yeah I think that I I treat tweet rusty with actors quite different you know in in in on stage you really are. It's it's like Making a pot you know. It's it's this constant molding over single shape which then has to be fired. An Achilles heel super remains you also trying to make the actor aware of shape the whole time because they're going to have to repeat it so you have to engage the outside I they call just do something accidentally and then not remember so that always both within and outside at the same time onscreen US cleaned of doing the opposite. You'll saying don't look at yourself and be self conscious embrace accident accident. You only have to do it once you know. And don't think too much about it just just being in the moment live it somehow and that is quite different and so in that respect that's more like a mosaic infamous mosaic is that you make it thousands of different pieces and then later this is the normal film not this one. Mind you and there's later on you take all the pieces out and try and put them together like a jigsaw and former picture the actors of Norweb picture that you're forming whereas on stage they have to be so yeah apart out or a jigsaw. Look at that Potter Jake's well Sam this the first time you've been on this show so you know we always end in song. Look at him laughing. The director actor of stole mini musicals. Your camera that was there but why are you laughing. I'm sure that you go. Where the Donaldson Go? Where are they? They have a moment in nine hundred seventeen where we listened to way faring strength. Yeah was it gives you did. No yes yeah most people people do give us a little of that. Are you serious. I'm serious everyone does it. The neural wouldn't stop singing. Pull Away Farren. Stranger I'm I'm traveling through this world while it does news. Something full danger in that Bright Line into which I go see. I'm going to see my mother. Yeah and thank you..
"sam mendes" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"American beauty in nineteen ninety nine he won the Oscar for it. You know so. We're the mountains decline. Yeah well I I want to say thank you for putting my movie just over my left shoulder right there conveniently I think you just move. Give them around. And we're just expert enough to do that so you could. Just keep moving back so that we can see that they're did I kind of decided to treat it like a bank loan winning the Academy Award my first movie. I thought I'm going to have to pay this back over years and instill trying to keep learning and don't treat it as if it means that I know what I'm doing entirely and keep testing myself but I remember talking to you about about this back in the day and I remember you saying the first scene I was doing. I just thought I'd be fired or it'd be. It was with spacey pretending he's selling ailing hamburgers. Yeah it was so bad it was it was it was. My big luck was that it was bad. In every regard it wasn't isn't just performance or just the set will just the handling of the background or just where I put the camera. It was all of those things but joking side. That was a big moment for me. I mean the first two days. We're a bit of a disaster but it was so clear to me that what was wrong that in a way it Kinda wanted to do and I was able to go to the studio and say this you know. I think that everything about today's is wrong. When you let me Redo them and I was so confident about what I did want to do because of that they kind of let me get let me do it? And and And from then on it it got better. I didn't have my strive for a couple of weeks but definitely those first few days where a very steep learning curve c and everything's a learning experience experience which leads you journey. Not The destination cut all nine thousand. Nine hundred seventeen is in so so many ways though you look at it and you say how did they do that. And then in a few minutes after this movie is is perceived as one continuous. Take Yeah you. What trickery you do that but at the same time you look at it and you admired tired that technique but you get lost in these guys and what they're doing? Well that's the goal. That's the goal. Yeah I mean you don't want people coming in what you want the cameras doing thing you you want them to forget about that. I mean you might be aware of it when the movie starts but I think quite shortly after that you just get lost in the story because the story is two hours of real time and they are experiencing the clock ticking down and you realize very shortly as an audience that you're gonNA experience every second policy with them and take every step on the journey. There's no chance you're gonNA Cup two hundred yards down the hill jump half an hour in time you're going to have to. You're in it whether you like it or not. Then I think you start watching in a different way. I I hope you start watching it in a different way. You make something that's immersive. It's an overuse word now but what you WanNa do is immerse somebody in the environment you know and made people. We'll look at it with new eyes. Not who is telling me exactly where to look or how so you begin to treat it as if you're traveling through the world to well you do but of course you wanted to set that challenge. It's also torture of the whole crew and the actors they series of long takes but set. If you will what's actually happening in one thousand nine hundred seventeen what the assignment is for these two lance corporals of and what they're told to do they're also to carry a message across no man's land into enemy territory which has recently been abandoned this particular point in nineteen seventeen. The Germans retreated to the Hindenburg line in this land that was full title. Save the for years suddenly empty and the Germans have left behind booby traps and trip wires and snipers but otherwise it's empty land And and that's tasked with delivering this message before dawn the next day to potentially save the lives of sixty nine hundred people blake's brother amongst them one of the characters brothers is amongst that sixteen hundred and it's what happens to them on that journey. What was the inspiration to do it? Well these Brayson was twofold. I mean there was a personal inspiration. Ration- which is my grandfather fought in the first of all the movies dedicated to him. He was seventeen year. Old We seventy years old when he when he enlisted but he never spoke about his his experiences to his own children to took fifty or sixty years before he was ready to talk about it and in his late seventies decided to tell the stories to us to his grandchildren. Yeah and so I suppose they were formative experiences being told those stories so there was that person is brain but there was also a kind of a sense that I had been. I found myself off to the bond movies kind of trapped in in this multiple plot. Multiple camera plates spinning exercise. That he's making being a giant franchise moving so some of it was a reaction against that towards single camera real time. Very linear storytelling fully. He just one figure rather than multiple currencies and I think that what I learned on the ball movies which were great adventure for me but also I let about things that I perhaps didn't in won't do we will trap so I was falling into so there was another challenge as well which is how to make a story that has a purity of shape and form. That is kind of something that you can't touch in the editing room. You know you you have to make it on the day with the people involved so there were days when I thought why. Why have done this to myself And they're those days tended to be you know you have a six or seven minutes and six minutes of it is magic and then and the camera operator. Trips or someone's lighter doesn't work or or you know Someone forgets align just human error. And you can't use any of that six minutes of magic agic any of it and you're so used to as a filmmaker thinking well I've got that like a news that this may not be putting it together but here you had to start again and do it all again and sometimes it takes five or six years to get back to what you had in that one tape so it can't be coming very offspring down just listening what was going on. But I could could see you then torturing these two actors by saying no I didn't seconds on you to be something talk about these. The two guys these. These wonderful actors played these characters. Well I mean I I wanted to act as the relatively speaking new to the game and Leo. How exactly what I did? I mean they had to be young. I hate to say for Bradley or not young anymore. but I there was that and I my wanted that feeling that they were to amongst two million you know there was nothing initially special about them. It's only when you begin to go on the journey with them that you realize how special they are and then acts of heroism accidental. In the way so I wanted I wanted to very different times. I wanted to a solitary. A bit of a Loner Bay a quiet introverted. Quite English reserved And dignified man. Who'd been there a little longer and seen a bit more? That's George MCI Scofield. And then I wanted a younger move honorable chatty warm Someone who hadn't seen that much action and from a different clawson awesome. Well working class character in that sting. Charles Chapman is blake and that kind of unlikely friendship that develops in war in war situation between people who in civilian life probably early would ever even meet and become friends and they didn't really know why that friends in a way that they just drawn together and they end up on this journey almost accidentally Together then at the same time I wanted the figures that they mad these figures of authority and status to be people who who had that kind of weight as actors. So that's where calling I benedict cumberbatch. Andrew Scott Mount strong which these actors of APPS that you're more familiar with come come in but I have to say the irony of appeal to me that the unknowns are the central characters and it's the known actors the more nights is that you pass through. You know what what torture did you. Put them through in their audition. So did you just hear. Well I'm just GonNa keep saying you know editions constantly over months at a time to onerous that. That whole thing did audition maybe three or four times each and put them together right right at the end. The tricky stuff was rehearsals because we had to measure every step of the journey. Before we built the sats before we constructed did the landscape that they will call so we started this process with them scripts in the hands on MTV fields walking and planting flags in the ground for the trenches would be where no Moslem has long would be and then get into specifics. They turn left here. They turned right there. They stop here. There's a crater there. There's a trench there. And then you had to do that. For every single step of the journey for quarries and farmhouses and canals and towns at night and only then could you start constructing the sack so everything was built around the actors. Everything was built around the narrative art save and within that I was having to judge a judge long periods where they weren't speaking which actually for me was the most difficult part having the courage to to have off periods of silence of the movie. Because I wanted the movie to breathe in and breathe out and have a sense of Eb and flow and not just be trapped in this one pace So that was what we had to do. Hustle so I think the most tricky part of it for them was living it for months and in in costume the entire time in uniform the entire all the time handling their weapons. And what have you and then when you shoot you want this mixture of precision. Obviously the dawn of the cameras very very precise the rigs wishing on you have to be very crafty planned but at the same time you want spontaneity in front of the camera you don't want people just robotically going removes that they'd let for months so you'll giving giving them things that that changes slight mess it up slightly and hoping ready for happy accidents and lots of actions weather and conditions change people full over in the mud. Animals behave differently. Babies behave differently. People are knocked off their feet. It means a moment at the end of the George MCI is running in the last stage age of the journey. which if you see the trail you'll see and he's knocked off his feet and that was not planned? That was just a very very over enthusiastic extra. WHO's this is one taken? Hey can I better get it. Ryan wasn't the torture theme. Now you said I will use a running him over while he's going in the opposite Khorasan direct which is Great. They're all going and perpendicular to this. I mean you don't take a breath during this movie good and could see so up to the audience. That's a whole that's it. Where did you shoot this? We shot it mostly on Seoul's replaying in west of England which is a kind of West where Stonehenge is about a thousand feet above sea level..
Awards Season: Oscar Nominations
"We have the golden globes recently today we get the critics choice awards tomorrow very early in the morning they will be announcing the academy award nominations so it's the awards season some times we can glean what will probably happen with the Academy Awards by what happens in the golden globes not always sometimes many times it's wall has been monitoring the critics choice awards and I think we should start there to see if maybe the critics choice awards are either going or falling in line with the golden globes or offering a different message if you will as far as what should be honored this year from first look the critics have got a much more on point and then lie with me then the glow okay let's go down some the category Best Actor yes Joaquin Phoenix for joker given that Best Actress Renee Zellweger for Judy yes best supporting actor Brad Pitt for once upon a time in Hollywood surprises there yep best supporting actress Laura Dern for marriage story he didn't see it heard was okay best young actor romaine Griffin Davis for the judge a rabid movie don't know if there are a lot of kids related films on there but Hey sure give it to him best acting ensemble the Irishman art is a good okay good let's look let's let's slow down and talk about that but what I don't know if they're put it this way is far as acting goes I was very underwhelmed by the Irishman I I really think people are more impressed by the names will histories and legacies of the people involved in the movie as opposed to the actual performances most people were saying that they really like the the understated performance of Joe Pesci yeah it was nice he didn't really cost a lot he didn't beat anyone with a baseball bat but as far as an acting performance I don't think was all that special I don't think Robert de Niro's performance as the Irishman was special it wasn't anything that I said wow that was vintage Robert Dinero it wasn't like there was any particular moment or monologue or passage the people will come away and say we're gonna be quoting that for years we can quote the godfather we can quote good fellas in an area casino what have you there wasn't really anything all that special quotable about the Irishman as far as the ensemble cast it was great to have all these big names together yeah but they had big names together in the Expendables did make it a great movie big names who were to gather it almost seemed like he was with one last ride together for these particular group of actors for this particular genre and I had heard all the hype in I'm a guy who loves the godfather yeah I'm a guy who loves casino and Goodfellas varying degrees but I loved the genre as a whole love the sopranos so that's something I I I know this genre I appreciate the genre when I saw the Irishman it was really weird it was weird what they did to Robert De Niro and his allies making them blue or whatever so he looked like the actual person it was not necessary they could have chosen a different actor if you're gonna do all that was extracting I did like the fact that it's so it's a movie based on real people real incidents in history and it almost quite like the have the story line and as real events happened it breaks away in the show you this person was actually killed by a bullet to the head nineteen seventy one or whatever and I'll show you a still frame of the actual crime scene or something like that that's something I enjoy it but as far as the acting performances there were not we talk about Star Wars hi Scott Walker same thing in the sense of there were no wow moments for me there was nothing which said to me is like wow I've never seen that before no they were getting killed by basically getting whacked like okay we seen people get whacked like this before because they've already told all those stories just changing the name to fictional people another movie so what we see the Irishman which is based on true events and everything not special I didn't think the performances were special that's not a number that are best acting ensemble right okay I would rather Avengers with that because as far as I'm concerned the acting by Robert Downey junior in Avengers in game was stellar okay well I mean look got it and maybe that's why Avengers in game got best action movie finally can best visual effects of got best animated feature is difficult yes yeah best costume design yes Ruthie Carter for dolomite is my name give it to him let's stop right there if you haven't seen dolomite is my name please see it isn't available on Netflix I think you will view Eddie Murphy in a whole different light a whole new light any have best comedy yeah I agree Eddie Murphy has not only reinvented himself but in this particular performance he's just an actor he's not telling jokes like a comedian he is embodying Rudy ray Moore someone completely different and it's telling you the story of how Rudy ray Moore had to reinvent himself from musician to stage performer two eight kind of comedian telling almost wraps stories on stage right right if you know the history and this is a quintessential LA movie in the sense of Rudy ray Moore is inextricably linked to the history of arts and entertainment in Los Angeles yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah you will recognize the landmarks and everything and that is why eighty Murphy deservedly so also got the lifetime achievement award other film awards go to Quentin Tarantino for once upon a time in Hollywood no surprise a Best Director it was a tie Sam Mendes for nineteen seventeen and bomb June hole for parasite can we just go ahead and assume given Hollywood's reaction and also the foreign correspondents reaction to nineteen seventeen that that's probably going to be best picture Best Actor definitely nominated tomorrow for the Oscar nominations yeah we'll probably will win and I say that for this reason for the foreign correspondents association for the golden globes to give nineteen seventeen best drama award what are the ward was and it had not even been released in theaters yet at that point bright I just said to me that it leaves the Hollywood portion critics correspondence whatever they pretty much made up their mind which says to me Hollywood as far as the voting academy members have pretty much made up their mind and they've probably already decided that this is going to be the movie I've heard nothing but superlatives about it I haven't seen it but I'm just reading the tea leaves it is going to get the nomination but I'm saying if I were to place any money nineteen seventy this Best Picture and Best Director just because of all these other indications I'm getting I agree totally agree best sci-fi or horror which is in an Oscar related category not to to my knowledge but us it's good thank I I I I saw the movie everything was great yeah so I'll be in Emma Jordan Peele fan but I did think the movie is great I do appreciate how he tells very different stories that's the story we haven't seen before I can I can watch it and say like wow that's something different is not the typical horror stories come to typical sci fi story has a little twist at the end is what he usually is going to do now is going to be known for that in the way that M. night Shyamalan is known for that I can appreciate what he does I just didn't think the movie was spectacular yeah but I don't know who would love you to hear it I don't know what was up again so when we come back we'll continue with these critics choice awards and also forecast possibly with coming tomorrow morning with the Oscar nominations this the
"sam mendes" Discussed on The Qwipster Film Review Podcast
"That's getting a lot of critical acclaim. In fact it just won the Golden Globe for the best picture in the dramatic category. It is called one thousand nine hundred seventeen and it is a war movie with some thriller and Adventure elements to it. It's an already. Eighty film does have violence some disturbing images and language. The run time is an hour and fifteen minutes. George Mackay Dean Charles. Chapman are primarily. The stars with with small roles really extended Cameos for Colin. Firth Mark Strong Benedict Cumberbatch Andrew Scott and Richard Madden. The director is Sam Mendez. Who also who writes the screenplay along with Christie Wilson Cairns nineteen seventeen takes place in northern France? It's amid the Great War as we call it today. World War One lance-corporals Blake and Scofield are two British. Soldiers commanded to carry orders from their general into no-man's-land in them beyond into the German occupied enemy lines. The mission critical orders are for a battalion of sixteen hundred British soldiers including Blake's brother to stand down from their planned raid the next morning against the Germans who are actually setting them up for a massive ambush they go through trenches through decimated towns bombed out structures there traversing manner of dangerous terrain cautiously but very expeditiously in order to save the lives of their fellow soldiers. Now stunning camerawork I think is among the top highlights of nineteen seventeen. You have director and Co Writer. Sam Mendez working for the fourth time with the legendary cinematographer. Roger Your deacons to gather a Deacon Mendez deliver this immersive war experience across a wide variety of challenging trains and the Hook here is that it looks the entire film. Looks as if it was done all in one take. It's actually several takes. That are seamlessly stitched together. By the Tech Wizards who are using. The latest technology. Really does has look very seamless. In fact I only noticed one time where it cuts away from the action for a moment. But that's right smack DAB in the middle of the film so Kudos to them for being able to pull this off Mendes did dabble with that technique a little bit for a lengthy one take sequence during the eight minute opening to his second James Bond Flick Specter. The thing. That's interesting here is that they're using a camera outdoors primarily to do this one takes special. There wasn't really a a chance for the usual. Filmmaking staples like lighting or you know the off camera crew because the camera really does three hundred and sixty degrees around here so you are not supposed to see any people who are working on it. In fact the director had to watch it on a monitor remotely off site matching shots were required while they I had to wait for similar. Natural lighting conditions to occur to keep things very consistent. They waited patiently for windows of opportunity when the clouds would block the sunlight. They were looking for gray skies. Throughout the entire picture for Mendez. This film proves to be a Labor of love. The script twohey co wrote with the Longtime Penny dreadful writer Christie Wilson Cairns based on stories that Mendez's elderly grandfather had told him about his days as a soldier. During World War One and Mendez heard these stories when he was very young and nineteen seventeen marks first screenplay credit for the director Mendez also provided a supplemental script in addition to his traditional script. And that script was full of Schematics of the locales that this is going to take place maps of the area very detailed diagrams of the buildings and other structures truce and the US this because they were building the sets very specifically so that the camera and its operators and the grips could traverse in and out without being obtrusive and this mobile crew through how to maneuver the three hundred and sixty degrees in and out without any indication that they are there or even how they did it. These comics were essential to have in mind so they could figure out where to stop for dialogue or debris through for a nail biting action sequence when it called for the decision to do nineteen seventeen. In one take was from Mendez. He wrote the movie with deacons in mind especially in the manner that the cinematographer works with a lot of story boarding and he likes to break down every element that he's going to shoot beforehand Mendez. Felt it would be necessary for the story to get into the trenches for most of it and to do it in real time in that one take technique would definitely get us into that mode however Mendez also wanted the story and its characters to be at the forefront instead of having to obsess over this technique so if audiences experienced a film only looking at the single take elements elements of the cinematography. He would consider that a failure of wanting to do it. This way Mendez wants people to experience the film without seeming like there is a camera there at all the key is to make audiences forget that it exists. And that's why he wants to go this way. If you're in the audience you should be in the moment. You're not supposed to be trying to decipher if you're they're using a steady camera crane or zipping on wire through the scenes if you're thinking about that in your mind then you're not really engaged now. Some younger viewers the way that the action tends to follow one one or two men walking or running or jumping across a variety of landscapes is probably going to be reminiscent to you of the immersive nature video games. There is a very video game aesthetic to who the film it gets you into the action in a manner that also plays like other types of films you don't see in the war Shandra. Ten Action Thriller CLAUSTROPHOBIC. Horror movie it sometimes. All of those things seem to come up at once. This is a pretty rare film. It is both epic and it's utterly intimate throughout because we're seeing the scope nope on the screen that Great Cinematography that captures the landscape. But we're also following one or two people as they traverse that now although the film is is immersive and it does have the requisite intention. The one take premise. I will say does hamper. Its effectiveness on occasion. If this were a film that was shot with conventional editing. I think thank the editors would have taken out several of the sequences that take more time than they're worth to keep a narrative flow for instance. There's the scene where one of the soldiers ends up on the back of a truck and we get extended extended dialogue sequences with other men that are in the back of the truck with them. It doesn't quite push for the story and it goes on for quite some time before the truck ends up getting stuck in a bit of mud which is kind of a brilliant sequence for a one take movie. The technical aspects of the scene are jaw-dropping but audiences. Are I think more likely to be riveted in gene. How they did this sequence in one take more so than they might feel the tension of the moment so as a result? I think that if you're doing this you're going to likely bounce back and forth between being involved in the movie for its story and also admiring the way it is presented from a more distant vantage point and that tends to mute the emotional elements of the story. Hey that is trying to achieve nine. Thousand Seventeen also delivers an understated antiwar message underneath the realistic recreation of life in the trenches is hell will war is hell as they say it does take you into some of the worst aspects of that however I think as the story must also keep moving the thematic elements of the peace. They're not really S. fleshed out to deliver big powerhouse messages other than to observe how terrible the conditions must have been for the soldiers on the frontlines Mendez does in the film with a dedication into his grandfather. Who told them these war stories? So that's kind of a potent reminder as you walk out of the theater too. You're comfortable life yet again that there were real life men who experienced experienced such horrors in the theater of war and they didn't just do it for a couple of hours ninety seventeen I say is a riveting and a unique way to pull off a full scale war four movie and it does it in a way that the experience I think is essential to take it in in the movie theater. Because you're not going to be distracted by looking at your phone or talking to your neighbor neighborhoods not really a place to adequately pas the film anyway because it's all done in one take action is always moving. It's very much a cinematic experience more so then I would say it's good storytelling but I do think that as an example of the continuing power of motion pictures once that you see in the movie theaters. It's a solid reminder reminder of the importance of a visionary filmmaker like Mendez and in getting all of those aspects right in technical sense so very much a cinematic in a matic experience above all else in your unique in that way and very highly recommended for that so three and a half stars out of four is what I'm giving nine thousand nine hundred seventeen three and a half stars on my scale means that I do think that this is a good film and definitely worth going out of your way to see if this all sounds of appeal to you. If you're a Sinophile I definitely recommend at least catching this in the theater. While you can in order to get that experience that you probably can't get watch it on the smaller screen so very much recommended did at three and a half stars. Thank you everyone for listening. I hope that you enjoyed this review. If you see nineteen seventeen and you have your own thoughts on this and you want to impart them to me in my contact information in my website. That's equipped stir dot net Q.. WIP As the e R Dot net. You can find links to my twitter. Feed facebook page instagram. All of those are adequate ways of getting in touch with me until next time. Thanks so much for listening. Please enjoy your tongue. Anytime he at Luby's..
‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘1917’ Lead the Pack this Awards Season
"And in Hollywood to films appear to be leading the pack this awards season the producers guild award nominations are out and they include once upon a time in Hollywood in nineteen seventeen the film's by Quentin Tarantino and Sam Mendes are also nominated for the directors guild awards both movies also had impressive showings at Sunday's golden globe awards also nominated for best film by the producers guild our Ford verses Ferrari the Irishman Jo Jo rabbit the joker knives out a little women that marriage story and
"sam mendes" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Series of a motion picture made for Best Actress in a TV series drama Olivia Colman Best Actress in a supporting role in the series limited series or motion picture made for television for Best Actress in a motion picture musical or comedy Aquafina Best Actor in a motion picture drama walking bass Sam Mendes for best motion picture drama nineteen there we go you don't need to watch it well I don't want to wait for a nineteen seventeen anyone seen it gives yeah it's not out yet it's not out in wide release but it's been getting amazing reviews it's a World War one movie they critics love war movies who shot it who directed Sam Mendes anyone for Best Director there you go yeah I got I got to see that I guess dawn you saw you heard on the moon to lose their that once upon a time in Hollywood grabbed a few including bar that was sold bracket if you use a Hanson obviously sought don I know you sought and your screen writer or one for best screenplay if I remember correctly you were were you tempted on this no I loved it okay I'm sorry I'm going to I thought that even though it was super long it actually was well deserved and I'm really really strict on that because I was taught if it's over ninety minutes it better every other minute better be good because don't be so arrogant to think you can hold people for that long which was my problem with the Irishman yeah just twenty thirty minutes too long yeah a but I was a little shocked that once upon a time in Hollywood was in that category it's a comedy yeah it is kind of a black comedy I well it's it's considered officially as a comedy drama I think that they put it in that category because they knew they wanted to get the drum give the drama motion picture to someone else and they knew that they couldn't compete so they just shoved it into comedy that's what happens all the time I got out of their vacation don yeah I don't enjoy that I was just happy that we got to see as much Brad Pitt as we did I was too aw too so we just kind of move me Allen and Tom Hanks will talk about that but first my talking to seven one.
Golden Globes 2020 highlights
"The Hollywood award show season and the road to the Oscars he is under way Jim group joins us from Hollywood this morning where the golden globes awards were held just last night Michael it started out with five time and controversial host Ricki surveys pulling no punches for me the Hollywood foreign press can barely speak English but you'll look lovely I am moving in limos I came in in a limo tonight on the license plate was made by Phyllis enough when the show got political to from Michelle Williams promoting a woman's right to choose to call for action to combat climate change by Patricia Arquette A. K. planchette to Joaquin Phoenix making note that the plant based meals served at the golden globes was one step in the right direction against climate change we we handle products is no longer just a personal choice it is having a drastic and bass consequent in this election year a call to get out the vote by a number of winners speaking of which it was Joaquin Phoenix who took the trophy for best drama film actor for joker called out the drama of the award show to my fellow nominees we all know there's no competition between us right the that is treated to sell advertises for the TV show what is a lawyer won the golden globe for Best Actress in a motion picture drama for her role as Judy Garland in Judy credits huge if you have a surprise the World War one fill nineteen seventeen took the top honor best motion picture drama is director Sam Mendes Best Director who says the new streaming service format is a challenge for big screen filmmakers so nothing was important is that people filmmakers are ambitious and they use the tools of cinema use surround sound and you know IMAX and the the every fiber of that being to try and make big stories for big screens once upon a time in Hollywood won best comedy film on the TV side HBO's succession won best drama series Amazon's flea bag won best comedy
"sam mendes" Discussed on KCRW
"To the east mountain close because of that record a traffic backed up to the sixty over to Hawthorne in the south bound for all five of Rosecrans Avenue got a stalled car in the middle lane there slow from sentry this is All Things Considered from NPR news I'm also Chang Gander merry that was Kelly now film critic Bob Mondello is ten best movies of the year it is a list so jam packed with movie greatness that well hello Bob tell you it takes a couple of years to make a movie so capturing this moment in time isn't quite what Hollywood does but it's undeniable the world in conflict is currently prompting some terrific movies about conflict none more immediate than a battlefield epic that sends two British soldiers on a mission in which the tension has nearly as much to do with camera work as with carnage took five there's one in US I think director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have contract to make nineteen seventeen look like a single uninterrupted shocked no visible edits no dissolves no cuts to a close up the camera glides along just in front of them and just behind them pivoting sometimes to catch an expression or a flare or plane falling out of the sky headed straight for them and for the fact is that we're in there with the man in real time nineteen seventeen is set in World War one Terrence Malick's gorgeous hidden life is set in World War two an epic of conscience about an Austrian farmer who refuses to pledge allegiance to Hitler.
"sam mendes" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Sam Mendes and Steve McQueen over to Wall Street the Dow down one hundred sixty six points not getting any better today eleven thirty one A. K. M. J. valley weather right now cloudy forty five at Radio City hitting a high today fifty three mainly clear tonight and cool will see the fog rolled in later on a low of thirty eight fog in the morning for your Tuesday mostly sunny hitting a high of fifty seven this news update is sponsored by the ex Surgeon temporal scanner is your family ready for cold and flu season knowing when it's the flu lets you know when to call your doctor the flu brings a fever so be prepared with a thermometer that you can trust the oxygen temporal scanner is backed by more than eighty clinical studies visit ex Surgeon dot com with news on the hour on the half and when it breaks I'm Liz Kern newstalk five eighty one oh five nine K. M. J. offer not valid and also to work on all availability in another city to the Republicans absolve item to conditions apply see what senator for details wait wait wait tell me when you get that money follow it for me all this money came from thirty three money dot com right online you went to thirty three money dot com and go all that money you need fast man you know what I want to thirty three many dot com yesterday at Baylor Bob Graham with them I can't today this will now hold on thirty three money dot com hope to get five KT like that yeah man that's right thirty three money dot coms lenders provide personal loans for up to five thousand dollars for people like you and me even if you don't have good credit men always short on cash two thirty three money dot com give me the money I need fast if you need extra money fast good three one dot com just checking account and a regular thirty one dot com and you can get the loan you regardless of the credit going to thirty when he does come to get the money you need that type W. W. W. dot three three one eight dot com directly into the address bar thirty three but he got caught again three three and he why dot com thirty three money dot com this is the old lady Appleton show on newstalk five eighty one oh five nine K. M. J. today million were ray apples and I do a program here on the weekends you can listen to us on K. M. J. noon until two Sundays Jim Brian belive visit my website Jim break the live dot com you can email me at GM at Jim bring the live dot com always love hearing from.
"sam mendes" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The important hello there my friend how are you doing nice to work with the long we load time to see you and happy Hanukkah thank you so much and to mark mark is in in for sports I am doing good to see you my friend nice to see you congratulations on your you're still married three weeks dean still hang in there a couple days World War Roland it's you hang in there for three weeks is it complete bliss oh my god every moment every day is there anything that one thing that has surprised you the you did not anticipate about being married no dean so many sold them what a what a dark road I could go down right there but no it's it's it's not I'm not surprised at all it's been everything is just been it's been even it's I'm surprised you know it's been even better than I imagined how's that is that right are you lying to I think I might be lying sorry all correct answers by the way all the correct thank you operated sirs the nice to see you and our old pal Jordan burn field is here with us doing traffic today Hey Jean it's great to be with you today with us on the all Sunday morning show yes those are great time how long ago was that Jordan I want to say six years ago probably right five six years ago were you thrown into a Turkish prison for awhile I won yes I was just recently released recently released there was a political exchanger we got some prisoners back we we we gave them some prisoners we got you back I don't know I feel like this would have been a bad deal for us they're just giving me back hopefully they they made a better deal than that always one of my favorite people on the radio Jordan so it's next they have you because today we've got a behind the scenes IRA producer Ryan young running and is here with me today because only he knows how to handle me I said I think I do I scare the other producers right I don't think so you don't scare me well I know it'll scare you because you're used to me yeah we've gotten used to each other yeah but this is what I think the other producers are like I don't want to work with the you think so that's the sense I don't know about that that's all they told me the sense that I can we we've got a lot of each other the next few days yeah right and is bright right produces my Sunday show and then now is here with me today for a big show that we've got for you today we've got a lot of really creek yesterday and for our our annual of the Christmas Eve show that we've got tomorrow so lots of other good stuff both here on seven twenty WGN radio and of course we welcome all of our lives viewers unseal TV who were also watching later in the show we're gonna be talking with a man I believe will be nominated maybe win Best Director at the Academy Awards Sam Mendes was in Chicago recently we sat down and talked with them about what I think is a quite amazing movie nineteen seventeen that opens on Christmas day tell you more about that later on bold share our conversation with Sam Mendez coming up later if you love the band Chicago who does the love the band Chicago give your space to answer no one wherever you want to love them yeah no there's a for the for the listeners seed the please don't feel too you'd like you have to you know respond but you know I think people in their car going yeah I love twenty five or six to four I love you know name name one of their many songs legal Akane one of the originals from the group joining us on the show today other groups kako getting a huge honor from the that Ricky cabin the of the recording artist academy the people give out the Grammy awards so that's coming up later on and I am delighted to start the show today with a couple of colleagues in the movie critic analysis community with this is that this week is the biggest movie week of the year and I thought it would be fun to have like a little panel of critics here today to talk about some of the movies that have just opened a little thing called Star Wars just the other day and for I think pretty great movies are opening a Christmas day there's a lot that's out right now plenty to talk about maybe you at home have questions about movies that are coming out that you've or heard about and maybe you would like to ask a question about it this is a good time or maybe you've seen some of them I want to throw your two cents in about some of these three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is our phone number to call and would love to hear your voice we love when you text in as well three one two nine eight one seven two hundred Pamela Powell has been with us before on our Sunday morning show she is a critic with W. C. I. A. T. V. and also the daily journal and F. F. to media and one of the most delightful people in the screening room I will say thank you it's always nice to see you Pamela Powell thank you for being here thanks so much for having me I appreciate it and also Chuck who Copeland ski is a film critic also at W. C. I. A. T. V. and the Illinois times and the news Gazette and Chuck is also well very delightful person not as well nice to have you both here with us thanks to gather together they do something call real talk with chalk and Pam real R. D. E. L. talk with Chuck and Pam and they talk about the movies it's great to have you both with us the right to be here thank you are you exhausted as I am with all the new movies I mean it's been like two and three movie days for the last couple of weeks it has I think for the last month we've just been inundated by new releases and things that we need to be caught up in in time to vote for our respective organizations different organization yeah and you know to review for our viewers for our listeners for jobs are ready for regular jobs that we do yeah it's been it's been crazy but fun I mean movies are fun what do you like them or not it's a lot of fun to weigh in and talk about them discuss them with differing opinions which mine is usually different from him right well if you know the you knew you both probably also get this you know when you've had a hard day of had the other I had a day couple days ago and watched three movies some of them as I go so exhausted I watch three movies and the children taken off some people actually have real jobs for a living have like really work for a living and I'm complaining because I sat on my couch and I watch three movies for me I had to watch movies we have the same discussion thing well we're not out digging trenches kind of cliche yeah the terrible truck which ones have have you had a favorites but before we talk about the ones that are about to open our other ones that just of completely blow your mind so far as you know I've been waiting for that I was waiting and waiting for that and I finally got it with one of the movies were to talk about later with Adam Sandler uncut gem that one knocked me on my heels and like I said I know we're going to talk about that but I think that the studios this year more than any other year they always do this but it seems this year they really held back on a lot of their quality product and I was waiting a long time that wasn't till about mid November where is like of these type things up looking for like I say I'm cut gems really step stood out for me as you pointed out nineteen seventeen was something right really I thought lived up to the hype right did you have just the title or two and we'll dig a little deeper in a couple of minutes but anything that just really blow your mind so far to that really had a lot of power and meaning to me where a beautiful day in the neighborhood Tom Hanks as well as dark waters my Ruffalo yeah if that really hit home both both those phones to write I agree with all of those of the other one that really blew my mind of the musical cats but no no not at all not all in a good way to get through all that after we did get a.
Sam Mendes explains why he made the World War I epic '1917' — and chose to present it as one long take
"The upcoming film. Nineteen seventeen is an ambitious World War One drama co written and directed by Sam men. Does he made the Oscar winning American beauty to pull off his idea for how to shoot it. He turned famed cinematographer. Roger Deakins for nineteen eighteen seventeen deacons and Mendez. Set out to do something really difficult which was filmed the movie. As if it's all one continuous shot Mendez has back on theater which made shooting nineteen seventeen as one shot a little bit easier. I feel like I use a lot of my muscles when it came to staging individual scenes for example particularly in compressed spaces in the trenches and dugouts rooms. And what have you so there are similarities. The differences however that the landscape escape is constantly moving and the cameras constantly. Moving your orders to get to the second. A quasi would one mile. Southeast of the town of ACOUST- Mackenzie. It is a direct order to call off tomorrow morning's attack if you don't it will be it's about two people most of the time and in a vast landscape and tried to justice not only to their emotional journey but to the huge panorama of destruction that they're moving through and I'm trying to let the movie breathe in and breathe out whereas stage. You kind of just always breathing in when you look at playback Roger and you're checking to see of a shot works. How do you make sure that the shot itself works that you're getting what you need cinematic Louis and that you're getting performance and how do you? How are you score a certain scene to make sure that both are at the level that you're happy with I mean I don't WanNa fill much playback much I mean I was watching play back on this quite quite a bit but it was very different because the shots were worked out very well in advance the takes we were looking back? There were a small things to finesse. Maybe with the camera or something we might discuss about the relationship before the access to the camera the actors were to lined up we'll subjects. Yeah but interestingly when we've got it we almost never would watch playback. We just came out of our respective horsebox as which were often and miles away from where the action ended up. Because these people were the lads were traveling Hoffa mine in one shot and we look at each other and say yeah that's and I remember talking to the producer. Marc Abraham who made children of men and there are a lot of long takes in that film and he would tell me about calling the studio same studio universal and they'd say what he got for us today and he's like we don't have have anything we didn't get a shot so when you have a tough day what are the results and are there some days for whatever reason whether something else where you don't don't get a shot but you know that you're moving forward. Yes they will not. Today's we didn't get a shows but the great stroke of genius was was that Roger had the courage to say this and if we know in cloud we all going to be able to shoot saying most suicidal and genius actually mean gene. Sunlight was your worst enemy. Because then you can't match the sun comes out once in the film and that's the last shot the film where I wanted to come out. He arranged it cost him a a lot of money. But the the We told the studio and the first production meeting and to their immense credit. They did go a bit Pale but they didn't freak out and they trusted us that we were going to get it in the end and we were lucky with with with the weather having said that we also the hell out of it for months and months and months and we work very very hard and there were days which were extremely frustrating but they would generally forgotten immediately because you get the show and then you move on and you'll so thrilled exhilarate took got it. We're talking with SAM. Mendes Roger Deakins about their film nineteen seventeen. I saw the film last night and I was sitting next woman who for the majority of the film was in a fetal position. But the fact that this woman was viscerally fearful as if she was in a horror movie to me kind of spoke to the way I I am mentioned. You hope the film work's the key is that you don't want to feel as an audience manipulated so an that is tricky because you you aware that this is a real historic event and there's a certain amount of respect that needs to be paid for the people who lived through it and it's not an entertainment but at the same time you want people to fit fearing and Tara an adrenaline is exactly what they lived through long periods of boredom awaiting and then short bursts of Sotero. I think that the one show helps with that because I think you feel in a weird way pull-in claustrophobic that you know you begin to feel even if you don't intellectually understand that you've been to feel there is no way out Roger. Let me ask you this last question. And there've been a lot of films about World War Two and I think part of what your film gets at is that thousands of people died over hundreds of yards at the carnage in relation to the geography was incalculable. And if people are thinking about what happened during World War One and what might you hope they appreciate about this war that maybe they didn't fully understand now. I grew up in south of England in Devon on all the little villages and towns in Devin even have a monument in the center on the village. Green Ano- one in particular is got twenty five names on it. It's got six names games all the surnames. The same is got another five or the surnames. The same old. Those kids came from the same family. This is a little rural village in Devon and that's all over the country and it's so sad that those sacrifices have forgotten. I'm sorry again a bit emotional. It's I was brought up up seeing that and I always wondered what happened and I've been so interested in studying both the wars because of that I think think this film if it if it brings back some memory and some interest in it again. But it's I'm I gotTa say if we show what was really in some of the photographs that we saw in references. The wouldn't be anybody in the audience after five minutes. I mean it was
Critics’ Choice: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Lead Movie Nominations
"Two hours talk to Kevin car this morning good morning Kevin Kevin Kerr our entertainment guy who has the the nominations out today from the critics choice association the CC a it's the twenty fifth time you guys have done this and I guess that you have you must have voted for some of these nominations right good morning Michael yeah I'm actually pretty happy with how the nominations have come out we've got them ready for the critics choice awards which happens on Sunday January twelfth at seven PM on the C. W. and this is it's it's what's leading the list is the Irishman with fourteen nominations which is of course marks were Stacey's latest almost Robert deniro Al Pacino Joe Pesci all getting nominations for acting others also once upon a time in Hollywood Quinn turned taking those look back at that what could happen in the sixties start with twelve nominations along with little women getting nine nominations nineteen seventeen which is Sam Mendes's the upcoming World War one epic I am a marriage story with eight Jo Jo rabbit the joker in Paris like each get seven so it's been spread around for the nominations it looks like there's a lot of great movies on Netflix yes speaking of spreading things around you got a couple of actors you're getting nominations both for movie and for television work which I think is interesting well yeah you got Laura Dern whose whose you guys having a bit of a resurgence in her career she's got both for big little lies a marriage story the critics choice nominations include both television and movies and another big win is is for streaming not only is that happening with of course big nominations for Netflix of Amazon it on the chart television side but the Irishman is is that a huge win for Netflix getting that many nominations I think there are almost thirty this twenty nine nominations for Netflix alone with you in the film categories did speaking of the Irishman so we mentioned Dinero Ficino Joe Pesci from that for Best Actor Pacino at and I guess Joe Pesci best Supporting Actor in it's a very different performers from him it's not the over the top crazy guy very restrained in and is that what it took to get him out of retirement well I think working with Martin Scorsese again was a big deal working with Robert De Niro yeah but it did give them the opportunity because they do a de aging process digitally so this movie is also getting visual effects awards but that gives a batch you chance to play a very different character which is I think what got him such traction this time around I think the biggest problem he's got is he a member of the channel might split the vote for fans of the Irish men and might end up going to somebody else yeah well merit story you know coming in with a lot of nominations and including I guess a screen plays as well so I I I I know I've heard that this is a real predictor for the Oscars how is that does that real yeah I mean it's nothing thirty six actually we got the golden globe nominations showing up later today which are also seen as somewhat of a projector the reason this one China other critics choice awards a lines a little bit more is because they don't split out drama versus comments on are you voted for the nominations do you also vote for the final
"sam mendes" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
"The onion a new season of queer eye is out today this is from the onion Netflix defense clear right up the sword with the fab five forced to euthanize completely hopeless slot there's no help for you by the entertainment afford about fifteen minutes was coming out we ought I feel real bad for our Kelly because he's scared impressed enough to tell you why and a friend waiting by the phone line it was second day for this couple will get into it next after Sam Mendes and you the so that show this and can six months but I can for so good show the yeah and they give flown on in waiting by the phone with how are you.
Tony Awards Preview
"Hi, everybody. It's Peter Travers than welcome to our special popcorn Tony award show. Now, I've gotta say, before we get into the nominees about who will win and who should win. This is been the most amazing year in Broadway history. It has made over two billion dollars at the box office that never happened. And why is it? I think it's Hollywood heat everybody from TV from movies from us. It wants to be on Broadway. They wanna be on that stage. You got this year. Kylo Ren and driver on Broadway. You have Walter, white Bryan, Cranston, there, Jeff Daniels who played Harry done in too, dumb and dumber movies. They're all fighting to be best, dramatic actor, what kind of stuff is happening on Broadway. Well, let's start with the major categories, and I'm gonna start with best musical the nominees are ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Beetlejuice remember that movie Haiti's town, the prom, and Tootsie. You remember that movie too? Well. I think the winner is Haiti's town. It's a rigid. It's basically the myth of Orpheus ritzy, but it's got a score by a woman named Naess Mitchell who doesn't come from Broadway, at all and kind of revolutionizes it. So what would happen what could spoil the fun? There's a little musical called the prom. It's really it's totally original. It's about these bunch of Broadway veterans, and they're really hard bitten, and they're not getting any press, and they decide to go to Indiana and help, a lesbian high school student take her girlfriend to the prom. That's it. How good is it? It's really good. And in terms of the Hollywood connection, Ryan Murphy, went to see it fell in love with it, and he's making a movie of it. So how about that? Then we have best play the Ferryman choirboy, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus. What the constitution means to me an ink. I'm telling you people, the Ferryman is got to be a movie soon. It's an Irish play. It's about the troubles, and in on a stage. We get to see an entire family deal with violence deal with their own feuds. We've got babies onstage. We've got live alive goose. We have everything there's nothing like I don't think there's any competition for it at all except there was a snub, the most successful play in Broadway history. That's not a musical is to kill among bird, and for some reason, the Tony nominee said, let's not nominated what I want. Answer on that one best revival of a play. Arthur, Miller's all my sons the boys in the band, burn this torch song and the Waverley gallery. I think Arthur Miller's all my sons which brought a net. Bending back to Broadway is a show that he wrote in one thousand nine hundred forty seven a bout a guy who was manufacturing airplane, parts and was to rush to do it. And so the planes crashed and killed pilots during the war. We live in the world of Boeing. Now, how timely could this be? So I think that's really up there. And I in terms of seeing a show that by playwright Arthur Miller who says, let's deal with the world we live in this one really, really did it then we have bible of musical. This is easy, because there's only two there's Oklahoma Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and kiss me. Kate. Of course, they were both movies. We saw Oklahoma with Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones in the fifties. But kiss me, Kate is done in a traditional way. Kelli o'hara's in it, Oklahoma is directed by guide named Daniel fish who find darkness. We're Rogers and Hammerstein only found light. It's a revelation to watch this. It's not the Oklahoma you've ever remembered, and it sung in the kind of country western way, look, if you ever get to see this on Broadway or win a tours get there get there quick. Okay. Okay. Best actor in a musical. And so, we'll do alphabetically Brooks as Mantas in the prom, Derrick Baskin and ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations Alex Brightman and Beetlejuice. Remember when Michael Keaton had their part, Damon down, oh in Rogers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma. And send Tino fun Tanna into okay? The favorite is Tino, Tanna who is playing the part that destined Hoffman immortalized in the movie in the nineteen eighties. But what Centeno Tanna doesn't remember him on TV in crazy ex girlfriend like I'm saying everybody's from TV, or he does so much more. He sings as a man sees a woman, he does physical comedy does everything but stand on his hat. And I say, you know, who's out there that can spoil the win for Santino Tanna. And my answer is no one because this is one of the great performances you'll ever see on a musical, comedy stage. He's the winner. Best actress in a play Benning in Arthur, Miller's all my sons, Laura, Donnelly, in the Ferryman. Elaine may in the Waverley gallery, Janet mcteer in Bernhardt hamlet, Laurie Metcalf in Hillary Clinton, and Heidi Shreck in what the constitution means to me. Okay. Elaine may doesn't win this Tony. You're going to hear from me. She's eighty seven years old. She's returned to Broadway. After decades to play the part of a woman fighting Alzheimer's, and everything is no perfect about what she's done. She started with Mike Nichols doing comedy. She was starring in movies of like the new leaf directed things like the heartbreak kid. She's just one of the best actors I've ever seen anywhere. And if she loses and, you know, I feel bad for an bending because if Elaine may wasn't here this year, I think she would be the winner, but come on. Attention must be paid people. And I also wanna talk about a snub how. How does Glenda Jackson who won the Tony last year for three women returned to Broadway as King Lear? We talk about the age of hashtag metoo and time's up Glenda. Jackson is playing king. Lear gets rave reviews and the Tony committee says we're not gonna nominate her now. No, we're paying attention. And we're gonna come back and get you our best actress in a musical. Stephanie, j block in the share show Caitlyn Kanoun in the prom Beth level, in the prom, Eva nobles, ADA in Haiti's town, and Kelley O'Hara and kiss me cake. Stephanie j block who is that theater veteran is playing share in a way that sometimes she's more share than share. You might think this is just an escapist show thing to know she finds the character of who she is share shows up at this show often does numbers with her, and pus share. There's who's a bigger Hollywood. Name who is coming to Broadway with the show about herself. It takes three actresses to play here. But Stephanie j block plays the central one. And she plays the hell out of it. So she has just got to win. I'm sorry, people. All right. Best featured actress in a play for new of Flanagan in the Ferryman seal, you keep. And Bolger into kill a Mockingbird. Christine Nelson, Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Julie white and Gary sequel to Titus andronicus and Ruth Wilson and King Lear people if you see if you see to kill among bird, and you should seal, you Keenan Bolger is very controversial because she's playing scout scout in the book and in the movie remember is in eight or nine year old girl. A C Keenan Bolger is in her forties. And yet, what she finds in this character who grew up to be Harper who wrote this novel is the heart and soul of the peace. So I'm telling you people this, this has got to happen. See Keenan Bolger remember that name best featured actor in a play birdie Carville and ink, Robin to hasten boys in the band getting Glick into kill a monkey bird, Brandon your Ranna wits in burn this Benjamin Walker in Arthur Miller's. All my sons birdie, Carville in ink. Those of us, those of you who actually went to Broadway couple of years ago and saw of any kind of a musical where you were shocked at a man playing a woman, you saw birdie, Carville in Matilda, and he played this woman, this horrible headmistress, and now he's playing Rupert Murdoch. So every who in Hollywood, who in politics would anyone hasn't been in an Rupert Murdoch publication or paper and who hasn't been rolled over the coals in it that performance and in London when he played it in one and Olivia ward, he had to play it in front of Rupert Murdoch. It's just an incredible job. I wanna talk a little about the snubs in this category. The non nominees there isn't actor named Bengal Arghanab into Killa mugging bird who plays Tom Robinson. He is the black man who is on trial for raping a white woman, a crime never committed. And he's defended. By Jeff Daniels. Atticus Finch when Aaron Sorkin adapted Harper Lee's novel to the stage. He did it so that he could expand the role of the black characters as he did here. And again, the Tony committee, decided only to nominate the white actors from tequila, Mockingbird ignoring the two black actors who are just brilliant in their roles. You people you're going to get called on the carpet. You need to all right? Best featured actress in a musical, Lilli Cooper in Tootsie, amber, gray and Haiti's town Sarah, styles Tootsie, alley stroke, or in Rogers and Hammerstein Oklahoma and Mary, Testa in Rogers, and Hammerstein Oklahoma there, something totally remarkable that happened this year in stroke, and Oklahoma. This is a woman who when she was two years old was in an automobile crash, and was never able to walk again. And now on Broadway playing eight oh Anne who is like the sexual. Time bomb in Oklahoma, the one who sings, I can't say, no, the part went to Allie. Stroke, she plays it in a wheelchair and you would think that's inspiring enough. But when you watch her play at you, forget the wheelchair exists, and you're watching her take over the stage like Dolly Parton. She, it's just an amazing thing to watch and it works on so many levels. So I wanna be there when she wins that Tony, and I want to be standing up and applauding and going Bravo. She deserves all right. Best featured actor in a musical Andre shields in Haiti town and a groups Luccin. That's a good name into Patrick page in Haiti's town germy, pope in into proud the life and times of the temptations and Ephraim Sykes ain't too, proud the life and times of the temptations, the favorite, the one, I think will win is under the shields and Haiti's town. He's seventy three years old. He stands on that stage is the narrator in like a silver suit. In total control of body and every movement and pulls you in till you're memorized. Your mesmerizing you not take your eyes off of hundred shields. This is a veteran actor who needs to get this Tony. But what if he didn't who would go to there's a young actor named Jeremy pope who plays Eddie kendricks in the into proud the life and times of the temptations? And who does he's playing a difficult man. One of the most difficult of the temptations. But one of the most talented as well. He's also nominated this year as best actor in a in a play in choir, boy, this is to me, the brightest newcomer that you will see on the stage and you're going to see him everywhere, stage movies television. It's just the beginning. So if you get to see this, you're going to be able to tell your friends, I was there win. Okay. Best director of a play Rupert Gould for Inc. Sam Mendes for the Ferryman Bartlett. Fair for to kill a mocking bird Ivo von Hosver for network, and George C Wolfer Gary a sequel to Titus andronicus Sam Mendis in the Ferryman this play. Does a job on stage that equal to his first movie which was American Beauty, which you may remember won the best picture? Oscar and once Mendis the Oscar as best director.
"sam mendes" Discussed on /Film Daily
"But like is this the thing that they really want to put their energy and resources into like who's going to, you know, get hyped for a live action Hunchback of Notre Dame movie in twenty twenty or one of her comes just seems like a weird decision for them. They have such a huge back catalogue. But yeah, I mean, it's based on that that cau- catalog in so far there they've had huge success with at adapting these intimated films to live action. But to to to each point of seeing Josh Gad in this movie. I feel like I know it's a cliche, but I feel like most comedy actors they want to do a big dramatic role. So I totally see someone like Josh Gad wanting to stretch his legs and be you know, the star of the home. But you know, we should talk about another Disney live action intimated adaptation, and that is not, oh, which has lost its director than what do we know? Yeah. So shameless mcgarvy who was a cinematographer just in a in a new interview said that I don't think it's a secret anymore. But the film has been cancelled over the holidays over Christmas, and he's talking about the live action Pinocchio movie that Disney is working on Paul king who I think wrote and directed both of the Paddington movies, or at least co wrote both of them was hired to direct this film last year and mcgarvy said in this interview. That's Paul king wanted me to be his DP on the film. But the director basically pulled out of the film for family reasons, Disney or trying to find a new director. They're trying to get it going. But I'm unlikely to be involved now. So that's our first knowledge that parking is no longer involved with this project Sam Mendes directed sky. Fall was attached initially. But he ended up leaving in twenty seventeen. So maybe this freeze Paul king up to return to the director's chair from Paddington three which would be kind of amazing. But I yeah, I don't know. This is another one that like Pinocchio, the animated movie is pretty dark and very weird and not entirely convinced that it's going to translate well in live action..