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A highlight from Selects: Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
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I've chosen our episode from November of 2019 on cockney rhyming slang. This is one of those silly episodes That's also packed with a lot of interesting information and I remember Chuck and I having fun making it So I hope you'll enjoy listening to it, too enjoy Welcome to stuff you should know production of I heart radio And welcome to the podcast I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant right there. There's Jerry Roland right there So that makes this stuff. You should know right Can't top that I was trying to think a way to say welcome to the podcast in cockney rhyming slang Can you make an attempt my I'm my brain is so broken right now. I can't even try. Okay, good good Well, welcome. It's a good good time to record a show You're gonna do some cockney in here, right? We want to offend as many Londoners as we can I don't know just just channel a little Dick Van Dyke. Oh You know Yeah, the American Doing a bad cockney accent. Well, I did recently rewatch the limey Yes Casey's for benefit. Yeah, the great great movie from Steven Soderbergh. Never seen it. It's awesome. Is it really? Yeah, I mean, I know it's like a classic and everybody loves it. But I mean, it's really that good Yeah, because a lot of people liked I don't know the hangover. I Like the hangover. Well, how would you how would you like the limey and the hangover same level? Yeah, they're the same movie almost. All right, it's weird. Well, then I've seen the hangover so I don't need to see the limey Lemmy's great and Terence stamp is Awesome, and it then uses some cockney rhyming slang and one great scene My big exposure to cockney rhyming slang is lock stock in two smoking barrels Snatch. Yeah, which I think are both directed by Guy Ritchie, right? Wasn't lock stock like his first attempt and snatch was the one that like Got him married to Madonna you a fan of his yeah, I mean as much as I Like his movies, I don't like him personally necessarily cuz he like hunts bore like a jackass does it like yeah No drunk with his friends in the most like disrespectful way of murdering a pig. I admit his movies But yeah, I do like his movie sounds like he's a creep, too I'm not gonna go on record saying that but Yeah, those movies are okay and then I guess what's his name Don Cheadle a little bit in Oceans 11 sure he did a little bit of that right and I mean like It's code to Americans. It's oh, there's like a criminal a British criminal, right? That's all that means these days Yeah, I think so in movies. It's definitely Like all of those are criminal right criminal people in the movies They're like, you know kind of slick cool criminals that wear leather coats and stuff like that Not dumb criminals that wear like football jerseys or anything like that. They're like, you know smooth criminals That's I think what I was looking for. Yeah, but This this idea of associating it with cockney is not necessarily associating it with criminals. It's more associated with like Lower class working class less educated definitely not the aristocracy over in Britain yeah, or the upper class sure and that by by speaking with a cockney accent or More to the point using cockney rhyming slang you could really differentiate yourself To as a point of pride, right? Like you were speaking like your group your in -group which was at the time cockney, right? But the big surprise to all this is it's really possible and even probable that it wasn't the cockney that came up with this Rhyming slang that it was somebody else altogether. Maybe who knows should we say what it is? No Not for the rest of the podcast cockney rhyming slang Wasn't even Very clearly defined in this piece. Okay, did you think it was? It's in there. Okay, you got to just kind of separate the wheat from the chaff So it is a two -word phrase and is a slang phrase Consisting of two words so far so good where the last word of that phrase rhymes with the original word and It can be and I think the best way to do this is just to throw out a few no. No keep describing Well, the two -word phrase it can be it can be a lot of things it can be a person's name It can be just something random can be a place could be a place. It could be a lot of things it can be anything Yeah, sure. I guess it can be But shall we illustrate it through? Well, there's a second part to it. Okay, the second part and this is very important the Two -word phrase that you're using to that where the second one rhymes with the word you're actually saying Yeah, the original word the original word. Thank you Usually has nothing to do with it. There's no metaphor. There's no connection. There's no Nothing, there's no there's no context to it It's supposed to just be random or in most cases. It is just random words right one of which rhymes with the word you're replacing and To further complicate things sure In a lot of cases and no one knows why sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't a lot of times that one of the words Of the two -word phrase is dropped. Yeah, and then you're just left with the one word Which doesn't even rhyme with the original word anymore, right? That's I mean, that's probably the best description of cockney rhyming slang anyone's ever given So I think we should illustrate it with a couple of examples. I pulled some from From something called the internet Here here's one the the tip and tete That's how long it took me to come up with that Tip and tete for internet, but in ten years, it'll just be called the tip I'm gonna log on to the tip governor So let's say your word was and this was in oceans 11 specifically trouble is the word that you're trying to say Cockney rhyming slang for trouble is Barney rubble awesome And so you would say you're making a bit of the bonnie rubble again, right when somebody that was kind of Who was that? Making a bit of bonnie rubble not the see I already did it wrong No, but I think you that's not like a real person to an American for sure. Oh, yeah Um, I can't I can't I'll shout it out. Later. Oh, man. I finally did a good one No, but it wasn't a cockney person, okay for Another example Queen They would use the term baked bean Look who's on TV. It's the baked bean And that's the Queen. I like that one or in the case of one that's been dropped What is Ed use here bees and honey? That one is not dropped for money. Okay, but which one was apples and pears right? Right, so you would say I'm gonna go up the apple and stairs Apples and pears. Oh, man Let me retake this everybody You would say I'm going to go up the apples and pears to go get my wallet to pay for this pizza Or something to that effect. Okay, but then over time people drop the pears And so now the word for stairs in cockney rhyming slang is just apples Which if you're just standing there on the outside like a normal American bloke sure, which by the way means person You have no idea why this person just called stairs apples You got what they were saying because the context is there you're going up the apples to get your wallet to pay for the pizza But why would you just say that did you did you hit your head? Is there something wrong with you? What's the problem? Why would you just call that apples? Yeah, that's why it's so confounding But the great thing about cockney rhyming slang and in particular the great thing about researching cockney rhyming slang is you learn How you get from apples to stairs and then it makes sense sometimes Yeah, that's true. It's not always. Yeah, sometimes there's It's not documented which ed points out is one of the problems sometimes you can draw the line the through line But because it's not documented and sometimes these things take years and years to morph into its final version right unless you unless you're you know on the What would you call street on the dole? No on the streets, then I wouldn't know but I don't know what streets is you can't just make stuff up like there's real words I'm the drums and beats So you're on the drums right, but they probably have a word for streets like that's the whole point You can't just make anything up, but the you could if it hasn't been taken yet sure Also, that's the other thing about cockney rhyming slang is it evolves right so old celebrities that that no one even knows about anymore Fall away to new celebrities whose name also rhyme with you know whatever word you're saying right? I thought you meant old celebrities who maybe used to talk this way like Michael Caine no He's never said any rhyming slang in his life. No of course you got to see the movie Alfie Maybe that's who it was it might have been Michael Caine. I'll take that Michael Caine. I think it was as a matter of fact Thank you, I'm glad you did it. Noel always says a good joke is to say Michael Caine in the correct accent say the words my cocaine And it sounds like Michael Caine saying it then it sounds like that the correct accent for Michael Caine all right say it my cocaine Well you just blew that one out of the water You Gotta set me up in the future Okay, well there's I've got it two ways now, man, okay, here's the thing my cocaine That's my cocaine That's pretty good Michael Caine. It is good. You're right. No. You just got to say it the right way and not like a robot Josh So here's that one of the things is sort of confounding if you want to look up a like a glossary and Say well, here's what I'm gonna. Do I'm gonna learn cockney rhyming slang so for my trip to England I'm really you know. I'm really in with everybody First of all bad idea yeah second of all it's it can be very localized Mm -hmm and the accents are all different Yeah, so even people in London sure who both who all use well people in London Do but the people who use cockney rhyming slang in London yeah might not even agree on what word is means What I'm just picturing all the people walking around England laughing their arses off. I can't wait to get to that one As we stumble through this um yeah, it had a really good Example of why there's no codification of the cockney rhyming slang He said that when people are creating a language especially informal ones like slang They don't write it all down quote dear diary referred to my house as a cat and mouse today because it rhymed We all had a good laugh might try. Just calling it cat tomorrow and see how it goes It is it sounds funny, but that's that's how it works stumbling across the diaries And here's the other thing too is there are cases where there is a little bit of a reflection of the original word and the example that it gives here is twist Yeah, like to call a woman a twist mm -hmm Which I don't know if that's derogatory or not or just some weird slang that no one uses anymore I don't think so although I don't know so yeah these are also the people who use the C word like it's nothing Man I can't wait to go back there Which we're gonna do soonish right? I'd love to do in 2020. Maybe yeah, all right So twist came from twist and twirl which meant girl which is They were talking about like dancing with a girl twisting and twirling in a nightclub Let's say so there is some connection in that one. Yeah, so girl and ended up becoming twist So that sort of makes sense there's another one called on your Todd After a guy named Todd Sloan and it means on your own Right and the thing is is like on your Todd it makes sense Sloan rhymes with own It doesn't have to have any connection, but that one actually does yeah Cuz Todd Sloan was a famous jockey in the 19th century like horse jockey. Yes, okay? What other kind is there disc jockeys? Oh, yeah, sure So his book his memoir was called Todd Sloan by himself Which is weird to refer to yourself in third person for your memoir Hmm, but there was a line in it that apparently East End East Enders in London like really picked up I was left alone by those. I never ceased to grieve for It's still like the idea of being alone or on your own Became synonymous with Todd Sloan his name just happened to rhyme with that So it's one of those rare ones where there is a connection to it and also rare Chuck in that This is a 19th century horse jockey and still today on your Todd is recognized as on your own Whereas a lot of people probably have no idea exactly who he is and when that happens That frequently that person gets moved out for potentially another celebrity or another word That's a little more understandable or recognized another new jockey two people today, right? Yeah exactly which can you name one? Nope? 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"soderbergh" Discussed on WTOP
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"soderbergh" Discussed on Filmspotting
"London? I'm gonna put on a show at this famous theater. People are love. This connected, we're gonna wake them up with a wave of bash and they've never felt before. Hell yeah. Without further ado, I give you the visionary artist magic Mike. So it's my last day that Salma Hayek Pinot and Channing Tatum in the trailer for magic Mike's last dance. We're going to get to our final two, this is the first time I get to say this magic kiss, magic asked Mike moments. Okay, from the trilogy in just a bit. But first we wanted to spend a couple of minutes on the new film. Like the first entry in the trilogy, this one is directed by Steven Soderbergh, though Soderbergh did shoot and edit the second film in the series, XXL, Adam real quick, where do we stand on the first two? Do you have a clear preference, magic Mike over magic Mike XXL? I don't have a clear preference. Do you, I really rate them, I think, the same. I think of them the same. I have a Soderbergh ranked list over at letterboxed and I think magic Mike was always ahead of XXL, but maybe only because I tend to give preference to the first in a series. But then just recently I might have actually bumped X XL ahead of it, probably because of that I want it that way see. So I can't make up my mind. What about you? Yeah, they're pretty close for me, but I feel like they're distinct in what they're trying to do enough that I put magic Mike a little bit further ahead. I think there are a few more things on its mind, which I find interesting. In addition to all the great dancing, and so maybe that's why I put it a little bit ahead of XXL, but it's close. I enjoy them both. Sam put out a Twitter poll asking this very question and XXL actually came out ahead with 61% of the vote so a little more decisive there. Magic Mike 35% and then I don't know how many people had a chance to see it yet, but last dance, only 4% of the vote there. Now last dance opens with Mike, slumming as a bartender, he lost the furniture business, we see him start in the first film. He's at a catering gig, meets Hayek's wealthy socialite max Sandra Mendoza, and yeah, she learns about his previous talents, offers him 6000 bucks to come out of retirement. After that, things really kick into gear. She's so impressed. She invites him to London to stage a magic Mike theatrical experience. Now Adam Tatum's Mike lane has had a complicated relationship with his gifts since the first film. He wants to get out, he does get out, he's pulled back in, he gets pulled back in again, this you could say, mirrors Soderbergh's own complicated relationship with the film industry, so. Does the trilogy specifically maybe does last dance have anything meaningful to say about what it means to work in an industry that can be rewarding, but is also exploitative and soul crushing are we digging too deep here at magic Mike's just dance. Go ahead and stop. No, it doesn't have anything meaningful to say about anything. And that's fine. I don't necessarily come to a magic Mike movie expecting that, even though as you rightfully pointed out, there are elements of that in the first film. There's commentary about the economy about healthcare about opportunity and who gets those opportunities. That movie does to borrow your phrase, have a little bit more on its mind. I think then XXL does or certainly this film does. But again, that's not what I'm holding against this movie. One of the things I appreciate most about Soderbergh is his ingenuity. He's sort of the Macgyver of movie making for me. It's like, I've got an actor, a camera, a few lights, a matchbook, chicken wire, and some duct tape. Okay, here's something that's at least really interesting to look at. But even he can't make this no steak show, go. It's just the story here for me that is so lacking. It's not even that it's absurd. It's not that. It's really just the absence of a story really, Josh, what are we invested in here? Whether or not the show will actually be performed, they try to drum up some tension and suspense there, whether Mike's creative vision will ever be realized, none of it actually feels like the movie cares at all about that, the roadblocks, the screenplay concocts, are so silly. And so easily resolved that it's impossible to feel any dramatic tension there, and then that coincides with what I think the movie, by the end, suggests it really wants us to care about, which is whether Mike and max andra end up together, can he help her be free, can he help her assert her independence, take this leap? Can they can they be a couple? Except until a character, one of those two characters says that what they're feeling is love, I didn't feel it for a second. After that incredible $6000 dance, I think they're both fine performers. I don't think either of them are giving a lacking performance. I think the story is so inept that I didn't feel any of that sexual tension. Any of that chemistry from that opening scene, it just all dissipates from there as they get caught up in the machinations of producing a show. And again, I'm not saying that every interaction between them feels flat. I'm just saying that without anything at stake, those interactions for me didn't have any fire to them. Yeah, I think I would agree with you in terms of the story, absolutely. And we should note that read Carolyn wrote the script as he did for the previous two films, the distinction I would make is I was never invested in them as a romance, a deep lasting romance, and you're right. I think the movie wants us to. At the end. That doesn't quite work, but I think where I would differ is that I don't think that chemistry ever dipped and if that's the case with Soderbergh working at the level that he is here that we talked about when we mentioned the $6000 dance scene and how he is making every scene interesting to look at or interestingly put together, that was plenty for me. I realized early on, you know, remembered that, oh yeah, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, out of sight. You know, just to your point, stick them in a trunk and Soderbergh knows how to shoot them, granted, better dialog there, right? So it's a much better film, not saying last dance is at all in that league, but it is a good film because it's working on the same vibe. For me, at least. And I give credit not only in a Soderbergh, but to the two performers here. I think they're just excellent together. I think they're so at ease in each other's company, that same joy, that Tatum brings to the dance performances I was talking about. I think they both have in their interactions together, which is there's a meta joy at work. There's a character joy. Maybe here's the difference, is there's a character joy that I bought into, maybe a little bit more than you, though not as much as the movie asks me to. But there was also I felt a meta joy radiating from the screen, which I think Clooney and Lopez had, too. You know, an including ab Julia Roberts in the oceans 11 films, is you get the sense that just everyone there is enjoying their own chemistry and being together. And so I felt enough of that. And then you get shots like that dinner scene where she's taken him out to meet her friends, and this is why the romance doesn't work, right? It's just so different worlds. Her super elite friends for dinner. But I like how Soderbergh punctuates that and almost admits it, and in the middle of this banal conversation, we get too close ups. And the gorgeous, I mean, if you're a Hollywood actor and you're not immediately trying to sign up for some soda bird film in this vein, I don't know what you're doing because the way Tatum looks and the way Hayek looks in those close ups where it's almost I think they might maybe I'm remembering incorrectly but they might each give a different lighting scheme a different color to their face or maybe it's the same. I'm picturing like a greenish Turquoise. There's so much color. Yeah, there's so much color lighting in this film that is just beautiful and he puts these stars on display they step up to the plate by giving performances joint performance together that meets the aesthetic elements and that carried me through quite a bit of it.
"soderbergh" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"So seriously when he reviewed the chasing Amy flick years later. He was like, Kevin Smith made a film once that was so bad he apologized for it. And the Internet made stuff like that travel, but I, in real time, I got to live all that stuff. So I clerks was a movie that never played on more than 50 screens. So I had true art house, success, but I myself wouldn't necessarily know until the Internet how we did, so to speak, because back in the day, the only way you knew how you did is critics and what the box office number was. There was no way to get in contact with the audience. That's why 1995, I was on the Internet, man, Ming Chen, who was a guy from our TV show conference. He was a student in Amherst, and he was a big clerks fan. He built like this very primitive clerk's website with these tiny ass MPEG clips and stuff. And I reached out to him through my ex-girlfriend because she was in college at the time. And she was like, I saw a clerk's website and it was amazing. I was like, what's a website? And so this guy got in contact with us. Can you build me one of these web sides? So I can meet the people who buy tickets to my stuff. So from 95 forward, I was on the Internet interacting with the audience. And there was only one other filmmaker who was me and Peter Jackson, long before he had touched the rings and shit. This was Peter Jackson of meet the feebles and bad, what was it bad, bad taste? So long before he even heavenly creatures, man. Eventually he fucked off the Internet and started making classy films and winning Oscars. I stayed on the Internet. I was fascinated by it. I was like, I could literally talk to a motherfucker who bought a ticket on Friday night and asked them why. Why did you buy a ticket to this fucking movie, man? Dig in and find out and stuff. So now they call it like direct consumer, but I just love talking to the fucking audience, man. These are the people that were like keeping me from having a real ass job. So from 95 forward, like I've been on online. And over the course of that time, slowly amassed an audience that people in my business were very quick to dismiss. They would always be like, oh, film Twitter, especially. It's like, ew, he just has that audience. That's the only reason he works. And I always say like, yes, Spielberg has that audience. It's just bigger than mine. Like at the end of the day, having an audience is not a crime. That's what every artist aspires to at the end of the day. And the audience that I've had, people who have been with me since the fucking inception of the Internet and whatnot. Since the time where you can say, oh, I did the Internet last night. It was fun. And mean that you hit every fucking sight and shit like that. So some of those cats have been with me, all this time, and they're the only reason that I get to still make sure. Clerks three is only happen. I'm trying to make this move for like ten, 12 years. It only came together because we did Jay and silent bob reboot and lionsgate had home video. They didn't even have the actual shit, just home video. So that meant streaming digital, but it also meant blurays and DVDs, which some people still buy physical media. They call this up four months after Jay and selling bob reboot home video is done. They were like, if you have any more of this Jay and silent bob bullshit, we sold so many blurays and DVDs. If you could keep it under 8 million, we'll make whatever the fuck you want. And I was like, I have nothing but Jay and silent bob bullshit. So that's where clerks three got financed. The audience who, you know, people my people who don't like me always been dismissive about my audience. They manifested the movie by simply by buying fucking blurays and DVDs. So being like this with the audience for years has prolonged my career. There are a bunch of people I came up with ain't working anymore. I'm still working even though the business is like your rookie class. This is the only fear when they were like you're going on bill's podcast. I was like, I don't know shit about sports. So I'm fucked. In sports, you get drafted right into the league from college. And all the guys from your class, this guy, so like class of 93. And it's like, you were in there with these guys. These guys, these guys, you were definitely, there was some sort of era that I feel like is your draft class. Yes, in my rookie class, Richard linklater proceeds me by two years, Quentin proceeds to be by two years, Robert proceeds to be by one year. I proceed Ed burns. Baumbach's right there with you. I'm back is 90. I want to say 96. 90 four kicking and screaming. So same year. Yeah. 24. Yeah. And then Soderbergh's early Soderbergh is like a big brother. He's like 89. 89. He was the reason I never thought a Sundance because when I heard Sundance, I just saw movies and color with movie stars. So we never even thought about taking clerks to Sundance. And it was somebody else down the line was like, you should submit bob hawk. Guy who found the movie at the independent feature film marketplace was like, why don't you submit to Sundance? And I was like, well, the movie's in black and white. And he's like, what does that mean? And I was like, well, I guess it means nothing. We submitted in the rest, you know, kind of worked out for us. Well, with clerks, you were talking about how it was like a only in 50 movie theaters, which is insane. I felt like it was one of those slow burn movies that's impossible to have now. Days that confused was like this, too. Even though that did okay, but I didn't see days to confuse tools on cable. I didn't see your movie to his own blockbuster. It was like, oh, clerks, I heard about this. Where did you go to college? I was in the east coast at holy cross. Where's holy cross? Worcester Massachusetts. And then I was in Boston after that. Probably didn't stretch out as far as Worcester, but we were definitely in Boston for sure 'cause that's where Ben saw it. Ben was just like, oh my God, I saw you fucking movie in Cambridge and I fucking loved it and she had one year later.
"soderbergh" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Website, vote for what the Twitter's favorite Oscar. It's idiotic. And I completely agree. It's really, really stupid. That is not why people tune into the Oscars. They don't want to know what the public thinks is the most cool movie of the year. The academy is representative of the people who make movies, so theoretically, they know the most about movies. People who are in the academy do like popcorn movies, they don't hate them. The problem is, there is this wide disparity between what popcorn movies are now and where they were 20 years ago. Spider-Man, no way home, that maybe isn't people in the academy is one of their ten favorite movies, but dune was. And dune in some ways is a popcorn movie. So how can we find more categories where dune and no way home are competing? I think there's a lot of work that can be done, but they're basically trying to use the 2000 model of categories with the 22 version of where the movie industry is, and there's just a dissonance. People are going to turn on this show and they're going to see a movie like, I don't know, drive my car, which I think is an incredible movie. But they're going to be like, I have never heard of that and I'm never going to watch it. It's a three hour Japanese film about grief. That's a hard sell to the common moviegoer. So I think they're in this really tricky in between place, and it seems like they're a piece of it, honestly. That's the sense I've gotten. Well, the show is always flawed by how long the show was, which we complained about forever. And how many of the categories I just like most people just could care less about, right? And the Emmys flipped it the other way and the image has basically two different nights, right? And they kind of stacked the second night with the awards that the normal person would care about. And I think that would be one of the things I would think about with the Oscars. I would have two separate nights. I would get rid of a lot of the more obscure awards that still matter. There's still count as Oscars. Listen, I wanted the creative arts Emmy Awards for 30 30 short. I didn't care that it wasn't during the actual Emmys. We wanna fuck an Emmy. You know? And I think that would be the reaction. I think the thing that we always go back to when we talk about these movies with the rewatchables is how badly the Oscars captured the year. And it's not just whether the pick is wrong or whatever, but ideally if you're doing this. And I think this is the case for any award. I think the NBA and sports leagues could do better with this too. You kind of want to capture what happened with the year, right? The NBA has rookie of the year. That's a really important award. It tells you like, oh, that guy was the best rookie that came in and you think of the year and you think like, oh, 1993, that was the shack here. You going through this year will be the Evan mobile year. The fact that they don't have like a rookie of the year award for the Oscars is just insane. Like, you could argue, you could have rookie of the year and breakthrough performance. Yeah. I agree. You could have the popcorn thing. Whatever you want to call that for the big budget, whatever it is. Those movies have a different ideal than coda does. Right? Coda, God bless coat. I'm glad I got nominated. Coda and Spider-Man have two different objectives. They're buying a totally different game. Spider-Man's trying to be an awesome movie. That also makes a ton of money and has good actors in it and the whole thing. And I just think those I think the Oscars has to realize, this isn't 1974 anymore. You know, this isn't Chinatown going in. Godfather too, and this is just how movies are. It's not. People have different objectives. There's different money. And as you said, they're not making glad air anymore. They try to do that last duel this year and guess what? People don't want to go to theater to see it. So I think the stuff you mentioned. I think the best stunt is a great idea that would be so cool. That would be such a fun, 6, 7 minutes. I like the idea of just who had the best year. Yeah. You know? The MVP of movies. DiCaprio had that year when he had departed and blood diamond. Did anyone top that for that year? We talked about De Niro had years and 95 96 96. Like De Niro had heat and casino released three weeks apart from each other. And maybe that should be an award, but it just needs to be a complete revamping of how they think about it. And do you feel remotely optimistic that they'll ever rethink this? Some of it will be dictated by what the numbers look like after the telecast in March, because the numbers were at an all time low last year. There are a variety of reasons for that. We were still in the throes of the pandemic, and there were significantly fewer big time films released that year. So it was harder to sell. But I think also the way that that show was produced told us a lot about how the academy is thinking about its awards show right now, which is they asked Steven Soderbergh to be the producer. I love Steven Soderbergh he is literally one of my 5 favorite directors, but I didn't think he produced a very good show, but he produced a show for Hollywood. He produced a show for people in the industry. His goal was to make that seem like a clubby environment where they were talking to each other about the work that they did. And that didn't bring in more people. It didn't bring in people at all. And if the numbers are beneath last year's show, I think you're gonna sense more panic. I think you're gonna sense that they feel like they have to reinvent certain aspects of this. But I don't even think it's about the ratings. I think it's about conversation. But the conversation is still pretty strong. I mean, take it from me, I talk about the Oscars for four months a year every year. There's a listenership for my conversations about the Academy Awards with Amanda or with you on this show, there is still engagement online with the show. But what about me and my dad at dinner? Talking about that because I don't feel like that was the thing in the 80s and 90s. We would sit at dinner and be like, Pulp Fiction Forrest Gump or Shawshank, who do you think should win? I mean, no disrespect to doctor Bill, but I don't think the academy gives a fuck about your dad. You know? I guess I don't think they care. I think they care about people who are under 50 years old and that's why I think the Zendaya and Tom Holland thing would have been a stroke of genius. They wouldn't have had to give an award to Spider-Man, but they would have acknowledged Spider-Man at the show. And that's the other thing they can do..
"soderbergh" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Have my endorsement comes directly from our anthony. Bourdain conversation steve. I now realize it can go out specifically to you. This one's for you steve metcalf. My endorsement is listening to anthony. Bourdain read his book kitchen confidential on a on an audio book. I was not familiar with the book before. obviously it was a big splash. And you knew about it but had never read it and kind of became obsessed with dane after watching this documentary. I mean one thing. This documentary does however you feel about its flaws is that it gives you more time with him right and you hear a side of him that you hadn't heard before and if you just love the sound of his voice. He has an incredibly beautiful voice. You can see why you might wanna robotically. Reproduce it to me says emails. But you don't have to robotically reproduce it you can listen to the actual voice of anthony bourdain reading his book kitchen confidential. And it's a really really fun extremely funny and Extremely action packed rancorous sort of scandalous at times. Filthy story of his adventures in the kitchen. So steve i think that you should really go back. And and flesh out your knowledge of anthony bourdain and listen to that audiobook. His voice specifically definitely gonna do that dan. That's that's great is equity. have i have two things. The first of which also connects to our runner segment. Which is the steven. Soderbergh documentary and everything is going fine which you can rent online or you can stream for free on the criterion channel..
"soderbergh" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"It was a school No. Sending a man that works in an office to pick something up. You are part of a babysitting team watching his family while he does it. What is going on One big guy? Yeah. What are we doing? We're following instructions. Are you helping me or you're not helping? No, no, no, no set up, man. God called me. Hopefully, 10,000 knowledge turn. You will think he's only wanted to make a move. I can make a movie. And I think one of the big reasons that Warner Brothers got a little skittish with this movie and didn't provide widespread screeners, which is why I didn't talk about it last week. Is because it's a very slow burn to the point that it's a niche movie, and it's not a slow burn like I talked about son being a slow burn when they released the trailer. The narrative I started to see Was you as Steven Soderbergh Heist movie? You think Steven Soderbergh Heist movie? Immediately. Think of ocean's 11 12 13 18 46, you know. It's not that it is not that punchy fun. Let's all get the gang together and go knock over a casino type feel to it. It is a much more slow burn, and it's not as much really a gangster movie because the Gangsters are sort of peripheral to it. There's something somebody is trying to get in this office. In one of the major car companies in downtown Detroit. Of course, back in the 19 fifties, where that's was the hub of the American auto industry. It's got a fantastic cast. I mean, you've got Don Cheadle in it. You've got Benicio del Toro playing two of the thugs. You got Matt Damon showing up at one point you've got David Harbour again, who is also in black widow, IRR. A. Liotta plays a gangster in this movie Big surprise. But it's it's very intricate. And it does have that storyline and and the twists and the turns and the layers and this person touching this person and helping this person in the hand over hand over hand. Complexity to it and That's what I found so fascinating. It's a movie. You actually have to sit and watch. You have to sit and watch to follow. It's not something you can casually watch out of the corner of your eye. You know, it's not like fast and furious. You really don't need to know what the plot is You just like, look, cool cars and big explosions. This one. If you zone out for five minutes, you're gonna miss stuff. And it's just expertly done very well Paced by Steven Soderbergh Beautifully shot with some amazing not just camera angles, but camera blends choices. It has these very wide lenses that pick up everything. And you know, it's it's It's slow paced, but it has these exciting moments has these depth of these characters that all of them are great characters. But everybody has different loyalties here and there, and they can Team up and help each other, but they're always looking behind their back At the same time. It's very intricately put together. It gives great back stories that offers a lot of exposition. In creative ways that don't make it sound like a cliche. I was very pleased with this is this is a fantastic movie. I enjoyed the heck out of it. It's a shame it didn't get more play. That's why I wanted to give a little bit of a spotlight on it now because no sudden move rocks it rocks. Excellent..
"soderbergh" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"My past. This was supposed to come out last May. It was supposed to kick things off. It was supposed to be a huge summer for movies. And then, of course, the coronavirus came in and changed all that, and they shelved this movie. What's interesting is they think Marvel plan to have this movie come out and then go into their T V series, but because of the restrictions and wanting to keep black widow with a theatrical run They postponed it enough. And now they've had stuff like Wanda Vision Falcon on the Winter soldier. And now Loki rolling ahead before it. So I pair this much more with Falcon of the Winter soldier. Because if you look at one division and low key, they kind of Exist in the same realm where they're dealing with magic and some very cosmic elements to it, you know, multiverse ideas and concepts. Whereas Falcon and the winter soldier fits more into the Captain America framework of the movies, where it's political thrillers and international espionage and Action, and that's absolutely what black widow is. Now it's It's kind of an origin story, but not really. I mean, it gives her background It gives a lot more in her background of who she is and where she came from, and why she is the way she is. And It gives a of course, some background for her sisters played by Florence Pugh, whose fantastic in the movie and the two of them do well, in a way, I mean, as good as Scarlett Johansson is In the role of black widow she's had you know what a dozen or so movies to galvanize that character Florence Pugh almost steals the show from Scarlett Johansson. She's fantastic. And if you don't know who she was, she was in Little women. She was in a bid. Some are. She was in fighting with my family. She's a fantastic actors, and they play off each other extremely well. And it really feels like it. It ties right into Falcon and the winter soldier, not necessarily the plot, but with some of the ideas and messaging that goes through because the whole thing is they're going back to their past and their connection to Russia and, you know, tracking down their fake father and mother. What involving fathers played by David Harbour. Who has a history as a Russian superhero. And it opens up a lot of doors to other potential projects that you can have some fun with, especially if they start diving into the Disney Plus stuff. It's an epic movie. It's It's large screen. It's big. It has that same push of scope that I would say Captain America Civil War has what is like Captain America. The first Avenger was a period piece captain of venture. The winter soldier was more of it was more of a running gun based on the concept of something like three days of the Condor, which is they did that deliberately. Where's Captain America? Civil War is much bigger. And explosive, and this one is very similar that only which is a much smaller cast. But it really gives you some back story and it really fleshes out the character of black widow who is really not had much. Chance to be fleshed out. I mean, the best you got really was in The Winter soldier when she was on the run with Steve Rogers. But this has everything you want from a Marvel movie. It's got the action. It's got the scope. It's got the humor. It's got the irreverence. It's got a good villain. And and you also have You know the complex storyline where not everybody is 100% good or 100% bad and people have different loyalties. And it's not just a black or white world that Anybody lives in, you know, or red, white and blue or a red and yellow world that everybody lives in whatever you want to talk about What colors of what flag you're dealing with. It's a marvel movie, and it's great to see the return of Marvel movies. And it's great to see the return of the big picture and look, go see it in the theater. I support that. You know if you want to stay at home and watching on Disney, plus 30 bucks, Honestly, if you've got a family of 5 30 bucks is a steal for all five of you to watch the movie if you're a single person living at home Now you can go to a matinee and go see it for a lot less. Do what you're most comfortable with, because this is going to be one of the big summer movies debate. Black widow. Totally rocks. It rocks. Excellent. You're listening to fat guys at the movies with Kevin Car. Let's talk about no sudden move. This movie came out last week on HBO. Max. It came out rather quietly. I was surprised they didn't do a whole lot of publicity for they really publicize the trailer. And then they kind of backed off on it. And I was a little unsure Why? Because they didn't have any. Uh, they didn't do regional screenings. They did a couple like in New York and l A. But that's about it. They really didn't cover the movie. And usually, that means they don't have any confidence in it. Which is odd because it was dropping on HBO Max on Thursday and I'm like, well, people are going to watch it or not. But I realized after watching the movie, there's a reason for it. I'll talk about in a second. But in this film, Steven Soderbergh directs this crime drama in which a group of random thugs are dragged into a mess of corporate espionage. In 19 fifties Detroit..
Black Widow Movie Review
"Spectacle of the big screen. Variety has also been in great supply recently. We'll get to several new releases this week. Well several being four steven soderbergh's latest the crime drama. No sudden move. That came to hbo. Max last week. Don cheadle the neo del toro and a bunch of other great actors in that one also summer of soul from first time. Director quests love came to theaters into hulu that concert doc about a nineteen sixty nine harlem concert series that featured performances by nina simone stevie wonder sly and the family stone and many more all of those having never been seen since nineteen sixty nine our review of that one could just be a ranking of our top five favorite moments. We might. We might even do that. Josh that would probably get us through the first half hour of the movie. I think we can pick five from that. Yeah you also caught up with zola which stars riley keough a wild road trip tale inspired at least in part by an infamous twitter thread. I can't wait for you to unpack that and more later in the show. But i the is finally back on a big screen near you after a handful of disney plus streaming series phase for kicks off with the scarlett johansson starring feature black widow. Fine an enter. I mean mistakes. A lot of enemies is called signs. Taskmaster he controls the red room. They're manipulated fully conscious but no choices. I should have come back for you. How many others are call. Her black widow call her and natasha. Romanoff scarlett johansson returns as the former kgb assassin turned avenger in the twenty fourth mc feature which is named after her now timeline. Wise black widow takes place in the aftermath of captain america civil war. I think i've got that right. Adam had to confirm it with my daughter who knows more about the than i do. I think that's correct
"soderbergh" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Bruce springsteen spoke with terry gross in two thousand sixteen the publication of his memoir which he adapted into his one man show. That's now back on broadway. You can see a film version of the performance on net flicks and there's also a soundtrack of the show coming up. Justin chang reviews the new steven soderbergh film. No sudden move. Starring don cheadle and benicio del toro on. Hbo max this is fresh air support for this npr. Podcast and the following message. Come from hot wire. Imagine a nice vacation. Is there a view of the parking lot. No so don't book a cheap hotel book inexpensive hotel for cheap on hot wire. You can stay in a nicer hotel than you ever thought possible. Just select your city neighborhood and amenities then get your heart rate. Better views king sized beds and freshly pressed waffle woven robes await you and also actual waffles download the hot wire app now and book. Beyond your wildest means all bookings final herschel critic justin chang recommends the ensemble crime thriller. No sudden move which stars don cheadle. And benicio del toro as to nineteen fifties. Detroit gangsters drawn into a citywide conspiracy. It's the latest movie directed by steven soderbergh and it begins streaming this week on hbo. Max here's justin. Eight years ago steven soderbergh announced his retirement from feature filmmaking happily for us. It turned out to be short-lived since twenty. Seventeen he's been on a tear cranking out one or two new movies a year. Among them the brilliant nascar heist thriller logan lucky. The sharp sports agency drama high flying bird and the laundromat in irreverent. Look at financial fraud in the twenty first century what connects these movies is how a tuned. They are to matters of class and money in a way that still pretty rare in hollywood his engrossing new movie. No sudden move continues. This trend it's an ensemble. Crime thriller set in nineteen fifty. Four detroit a gorgeous designed world of fidora's and trenchcoats smokey wood-paneled offices and vintage automobiles like the classic fifties. Noirs that inspired it. Ed solomon's densely plotted script is full of double crosses and dirty dealings at the center of the story are two crooks don cheadle plays kirk goin- 's and benicio del toro plays ronald rousseau. They're low level gangsters who've been hired by mr jones a nicely menacing. Turn by brendon frazier in this scene. In which the three of them meet for the first time. Ronald is paranoid about sitting in the front seat of a car. Clearly worried that. Kurt might try to attack him from behind. Mr was sitting in front. I'd like to sit in the back. This is ridiculous. We're wasting time. Guess kirk meet ronald ronald kurt. They're hired as part of a plan to coerce. A guy named mark into stealing top secret document from the company where he works curtain. Ronald's job is to babysit mark's wife and kids at their home while the theft is taking place but as you might expect from a tenth situation with masked men loaded guns and a terrified family. The scheme quickly goes awry amid the fallout curtain. Ronald realize they've been drawn into a major corporate conspiracy when the document eventually falls into their possession. They realized they could profit handsomely if they play their cards right and if they stay alive which is a big if as they sue learn. There's a price on their heads. Over the next few days they run afoul of any number of nasty characters including a local kingpin played by bill duke and a surly gangster played by an amusingly typecast. Ray liotta jon. Hamm turns up as a nosy police detective and looks right at home in the decade before madman through it. All cheadle del toro who have both worked with soderbergh before maintain a nicely. Combative repore playing two very different men who have grown weary of their lives of crime while ronald plans to retire. Kurt has nobler intentions. He wants to pour some of the spoils back into the black communities in detroit that have suffered heavily under racist housing policies and zoning laws those are just a few of the many social issues the movie touches on including the tensions between the city's black and italian populations and the disastrous environmental consequences of an unchecked automobile industry. These matters aren't always woven as smoothly into the story as they could have been but they give no sudden move a potent edge nonetheless. You're pulled in by the suave camera. Camerawork and hannah beakers rich mid-century production design but you're also made aware of the inequities churning beneath the surface. That social conscience is nothing new for soderbergh. Who's made some of his best movies about working class drivers from erin brockovich to magic mike here. He's less focused on individuals than an entire corrupt system. Showing us how the men in the executive suites are as crooked as the ones shooting each other in the streets but while no sudden move does feature a lot of awful male misbehavior. Soderbergh has always been just as interested in his female characters and he doesn't neglect the crucial roles. Played by the women in this fifties. Gang-land setting amy assignments a key force on the soderbergh produced series. The girlfriend experience gives one of the movies best performances as mark's wife. Mary unlike her feckless fool of a husband. She handles a scary situation with unflappable. Smarts and courage there are other terrific actors to like lauren. The strada julia fox. And frankie shaw they may be playing housewives or mistresses or secretaries but they all have an inner strength or defined streak a refusal to let the kaddish and controlling men in their lives. Call the shots. I'd gladly follow. Any of them into movies of their own. Especially of soderbergh is around to direct them. Justin chang is film critic for the l. a. times he reviewed no sudden move now streaming on. Hbo max on monday. Show john batiste the music director and bandleader on the late. Show with stephen colbert. Teast won an oscar golden globe and a critics choice award for composing the jazz music for the animated film soul. His latest album of songs called we are reflects his deep knowledge and love of jazz soul hip hop pop and gospel. I hope you can join us for terry. Gross i'm dave davies..
"soderbergh" Discussed on 710 WOR
"A warm clothes We welcome in our W O R movie minute guy, Joe Neumeier. Joe. I guess this is typical. That that shows us that things are not back to normal because July 4th weekend. Gee, that's supposed to be big blockbusters at the movie theaters and, well, all we got this weekend or a couple of streaming movies on TV, so things are not quite back to normal yet they are not quite land. That's exactly right. You know, last week, uh, f nine, the fast and furious Horror kind of kind of dystopian horror films that are set in an alternate future. If you ask me, it sounds like somebody who kind of had some bad fish the forever purge. Uh oh, that's this weekend, but on right streaming on cable, there's a great movie on HBO. Max, Um, and it's searched by Steven Soderbergh. Who, of course, did the the Ocean's eight ocean's 11 movies and all those great films. And and Oh, my God, I'm zoning out on the title of it. It's called I'm so sorry. Well, let's talk about the one that's a little bit worse. Called it tomorrow. No sun, no sudden move. That's it. No sudden moves. They have a forgettable title, as evidenced by me just forgetting it. But it's actually a really great film set in 19 fifties, and it has been a Chode del Toro and Don Cheadle, and it sort of involves kidnapping that's also involved with some industrial sabotage that Trying to get the Big Four automakers kind of get a secret from the Big Four automakers in the 19 fifties in Detroit, and it's really terrific. It's got a really great sense of film noir to it and its shadowy and fast and funny and I really, I can't recommend it more than giving a solid four stars on HBO, Max. And Yeah, an Amazon. There's one that's not as exciting, but I feel that people want sort of that big action movie thing that previous blockbusters kind of give. There's something called the Tomorrow War and as far as Chris Pratt from the Guardians of the Galaxy's movies, and I'm giving This one star is kind of a hodgepodge of everything from aliens to escape from New York to the Terminator, and all these things, Chris Pratt, the guy who's in our current time is recruited to kind of go 30 years in the future to fight aliens that are decimating the human race. I didn't like It is kind of a mixture of a whole bunch of things. But if you're kind of looking for, like a big action thing, it's also really long. It's like two hours and 30 minutes long. But if you're looking for a big action thing, that's the other alternative were broadened on Amazon, but I would really go with the Soderbergh film Amazon. HBO. Max is terrific, really great. Now on this date in 1997, a true Hollywood legend died the great great Jimmy Stewart, one of my favorite actors of all time, and I'm just kind of curious. Neumeier. Yeah. My personal favorite Jimmy Stewart movie is the man who shot Liberty Valance. Okay, Great. Great movie. What's yours? Well, you know what My personal favorite of course, is. It's a wonderful life and I feel like that's the cliche, but I really feel like I want to kind of, you know, talk about his career in scope a little bit because I feel like when people think about great actress source of Great American address. Talk about Obviously the Robert DeNiro those of the world you know, and the Dustin Hoffman's and and guys who can sort of disappear into the characters. And even if you go British guys like Daniel Day Lewis, But something about Jimmy Stewart was really important, which is that he could make you care about every individual character every different performance, and he could bring so much to it without disappearing into it into a roll or kind of never forgetting that it's Jimmy Stewart. And for that I feel like obviously films like Vertigo, which explore the dark side of or in some ways of that American persona. The Philadelphia story, which you got an Oscar for is terrific, but I really think it's a wonderful life, which wasn't a success when it came out in 1947 really sort of captures all of those different aspects to it. Because when you watch that film, not for the holiday, this with the Christmas this that obviously has Since the mid seventies, when it's become this kind of staple, But when you watch it, as like watching this, this this actor kind of portrayed different stages of a man's life, different arrows in American history. You see all of that kind of come together and you see it all fused together in this amazing performance, So he's one of the greatest. We lost him at the age of 89. But what an icon he was of America and American, You know, a spirit in a lot of ways, right? So little story for you, Joe years ago, I I don't know. Maybe This has got to be in the 19 seventies. So I'm 10 or 12 years old and we always went to California in the summer to visit my aunt and uncle and we were at Universal studios. And I'm just you know what wandering around kind of by myself, And I think my parents are buying the tickets or something. And this old guy is sitting On a bench by himself, and I thought, I know that guy from it's a wonderful life, and I went up and I said, Are you Jimmy Stewart? Well, I am and what And I sat with him and my parents came over and he said, Would you like to take a picture with me and my parents are like, Oh my God. My son is talking to Jimmy Stewart on a park bench in Universal Studios, and he was there because they were giving him a V I P tour of universal for his grandkids, and that's why he was just sitting there waiting for his grandkids to arrive. That's the light. That's great story. Great story Did he pretended again? An invisible rabbit with them, like Harvey all used to be there, and I have his autographs named Michael. He gave me his autograph. I still have it. That's cool. Hey, Hey, Joe. I'm just I'm just curious because I think of July 4th movies I think of Independence Day is just being the perfect They nailed it with the title. Of course, it came out July 4th. That was huge. Where there's some other like biggies that came out on July 4th weekend, of course, and in fact, one of the biggest Terminator two Judgment Day, which I feel like, you know, it's obviously not Independence Day kind of has that has that sheen to it, Of course, But then will Smith, who always called themselves like Mr Fourth of July because they have men in black, a lot of great movies of his, But Terminator two. Judgment Day was one of those movies that came out this week in 1991 so 30 years ago. And it really launched the not only the weekend forward, but also like the technology of the of the blockbuster forward. You know, when you when you saw that movie, I remember seeing it at the Ziegfeld in 1991. When when you saw that movie, you sort of realize, sort of like Jurassic Park A few years later, what technology was bringing about in action thrillers and sci fi thrillers and things like that?.
Steven Soderbergh's 'No Sudden Move' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
"There's a new steven soderbergh movie coming out. Oh really just assumed. There's one every month now. Accurate that is fair but i reference of course there in the question out of sight still my favorite steven soderbergh movie. And there's a reason for it. Soderbergh himself said when asked about making this movie. No sudden move which is a heist movie. The last time. I shot a movie in detroit with a great script and a great cast. Things worked out. Pretty well yeah. He made a masterpiece. This one though. Unlike out of sight is a period piece it said back in nineteen fifty five and is about a group of small time criminals who are hired to steal the documents. Seems like it's simple josh. I don't know if you've heard this before it's a heist that seems like it'll be simple And then something goes off if you want to make a move proposition for you. It's never your fault. is it offensive. Do you think i was skiing. I'm sure there's going to be some interesting socio political elements to the movie being set in detroit in the mid fifty s. A time where you know. Some of the big auto plants are starting to close. You've got this growing class and racial divide. So it's gonna be a grittier piece. It is going to be more akin to something like out of sight. Or even maybe kind of the limy versus the breezy flash of something like ocean's eleven but the cast just like with ocean's eleven is also a big big reason to see this movie and i guess clooney jack fully himself danny ocean himself was originally set to star and had to back out due to the pandemic but listen to this cast even without clooney. Don cheadle benicio del toro. Amy siamese jon hamm david harbour ray liotta karen culkin julia fox brendon. Frazier bill duke. And supposedly matt
"soderbergh" Discussed on Ready to Be Petty
"Wow this is going to be so cool and then like just took a turn for the terrible. Don't know how in the year in two months now that this pandemic has has been happening. How we haven't figured out like zoom mean in like i. I don't watch any talk shows anymore. I don't watch any word shows. Like the zoom. It's just horrendous. It's like someone sitting in their living room. Our hotel room. There's randoms next to them. That are like they're supposed family. Or whatever okay what you would think is that we're so tired of seeing people on zoom screens in that. Were so desperate for them to be back. In person. in a group you would think that but the oscars proved that incorrect. Because while i'll give you some other things first before i get into the actual ceremony or i'm going to quiz you on some movie knowledge because i'm a big movie person same. Do you know who. Steven soderbergh steven soderbergh. He's the was the producer of this year's oscars. He's a famous director. I picked the movies. I picked four movies that you would potentially know from the movie seized directed. I feel like i'm kiki palmer to this on the movie here in the movies directed that you might now. Do you know erin brockovich. Yes okay great. Do know the ocean's eleven twelve thirteen movies directed us. Do you know the movie contagion. Yes but it's like don't from this year. He had directed that and tori. Do you know the movie magic mike. This is what we're working with. Steven soderbergh directed these movies. He's directed so much range. Range ranges is pretty great. He most recently directed a movie where meryl streep was like a writer on a cruise ship. This was the movie is meryl streep's on a cruise ship anyway. It's been pretty wild..
Oscars Producers Promise A "Safe," "Intimate" Ceremony
"Wanted to know the inner workings of how the oscars work but especially this year. So now that you've spoken to the producers two of them. Do you have a better sense of what we're gonna see. Yeah no i think. I'm as fascinated as you are to watch what this show is going to look like. Certainly the three words day stress when we talked safety intimacy and community. This is a this is a brave leap forward. Steven soderbergh says it literally is like flying a plane while you're building it. But they are confident that they can create a safe intimate environment. In which Presenters whom they referring to his cast nominees in there plus ones period will gather together for an intimate show in side In a very safe environment and a show that will celebrate those nominees. The life stories of the people who make the movies and will celebrate the idea of a community and for all of us. An optimistic look about are coming together. Once again in person to celebrate something so there's a lot on the line it's not just a show. It is really an attempt to say we can do this and do it safely. And i think we're all fascinated to see how it's all going to happen
Viola Davis, One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time
"Welcome alex i. It's great to have you here to talk about viola. I'm so excited to hear your picks but first a little bit of background viola. When she won her first oscar for best supporting actress for fences and twenty seventeen. She became the first black person to win the so so-called triple crown of acting a competitive advantage emmy and tony award because of this in how omnipresent she's been over the last decade including her turn in the blockbuster period piece the help and as the shady complicated lawyer least keating in the long running series how to get away with murder. It might be easy to forget that. She has more than paid her dues to get where she's at. Now she graduated from juilliard in nineteen ninety-three and bounce between theater and screen throughout the rest of that decade by the early offs. She'd become a reliable supporting actor. Popping up in steven soderbergh movies like solaris and playing rations on the mom rule or the urban professional. She spoken candidly about how being dark skinned. Black woman has impacted her career like in this interview. She did with tina brown in twenty eighteen. I have a career that's probably comparable to meryl streep julianne moore. Let's sigourney weaver. They all came out of jail. They came out of juilliard. They came on nyu. They had the same path as me and yet i am nowhere near them. Not as far as money not as far as job opportunities. Nowhere close to
"soderbergh" Discussed on WGN Radio
"By Soderbergh, who whacked the puck from inside the hot zone out over the blue line to center ice, and it was brought back in by Fogel aside are the Hurricanes 43 Hawks. Jeremy called throughout the last line change. He wants to make sure that he's got the match ups on the ice that he's looking for suitors in the middle of the ice right now, with Patriquin, Andy and Mark Feline changed, powered by points Bet sports book Off the face off flurries, got the front of the penalty timekeepers bench and then lost it. There is Matias landmark books in town Hurricane so and then, um, Mark got it back left point down to cane in the left corner. Mary's Behind the net, makes a behind the back, pass the and Mark left circle. He in turn, makes a behind the back pass to the front of the net. For a few suitor. Fistic was lifted Puck ticking away by terrible einen, who pokes it now into the hot zone along the right boards, got it away from Nikola Bo Day and from the right corner to refine and sends it across the rink. This bank's away from everybody. Suitors got it into the hurricane zone down the right wing Ding Yan mark beside the right circle leaves it there for Kane, who in turn, let it flow down into the left wing corner of the right wing corner. I should say, and Pepsi will grab the puck. And lift it along the left Boards Hawk Zone. Here to get it. Calvin to Han Passage. Kubelik short of the hurricane blue line. It's off his stick to pass. Ian, the cane zone. Had the sketch Nick off into the hot zone drops along the right boards. Tahoe to Brent Pesky right point, he'll spend it down behind the Navajo. Put it down in front bracket again shoot since cars and again was white open between the circle. Nobody within 10 ft of him. He took that pass and just one time that pass Lincoln and work tied this time, it's for somebody's got to be covering the front of the Net area. Close in around the boards. Oh, boy, Connor, Murphy.
"soderbergh" Discussed on WGN Radio
"He was the one who broke it up and then gave Soderbergh that opportunity to fire down the ice. Here's Jake Gardner back skating with the puck through center ice. Now he turns to go forward. Sent it in over the hot line down the right wing need a writer. It needs just following along from the right point to the corner. He'll flip it back to Gardner raped. Point down the NHS right cornerback to Gardner. Right point with 92 days. Ingle top of the left circle of Gardner High slot, hammers a shot blocked by soda burgers. He hit one need to block it. Hagel picks up the loose, puck clears it down. Boxer back at full strength. Another good kill, sponsored by Northwestern medicine, orthopedics and a relentless pursuit of better medicine. Get back to work here. Home Run! Pass up Nice. Was intended for the single He beat Mitchell of the dots negating the icing. But Mitchell with a smart play took the butter too many men on the ice for the Carolina Hurricanes and Fogel came on the ice was skated out, realized that he wasn't supposed to be on the ice. He fell down, but you only have one linesman out there. No shot from Martin from the left wing side Hak Zone Patsy made by Langton and Patrick Kane takes the rebound moves and head into the hurricane zone. From Suitor to Yan. Mark. We gotta whistles. The Hawks come across the line outside. You have two linesmen out there. That's a too many men on the ice penalty for sure, totally agree. All right. 13 48 left in the 2nd 33 the score. This is Blackhawks hockey on 7 20 W GM energy savings opportunities are now more important than ever. Did you know that natural gas cost less to operate than electricity, Oil and propane customers using natural gas can save hundreds per year..
"soderbergh" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Give it away to Grigorenko along the right wing boards. Six seconds on the power play Grigorenko right corner. Folino behind the net Back to Grigorenko with two hawks come to full strength of Jones. Now over to Bjork's strand into Grigorenko near corner, he coughed up the puck. Shaw works it free ahead, the Soderbergh Total market center ice left wing side send it over to haggle with an empty nanny shoots, and that's blocked by Seth Jones. As Mer's Lincoln says, headed to the Blue Jackets bench, six Attackers for Columbus and an empty net. Knocked away by the Honda cane at center. Ice cane on the left wing side lost the puck off a diving poke check from Ross Olympic as Grigorenko put the puck into the right wing corner Hock zone. Dora put his backside into Philly. No crashing into the boards. Jackets get it back. Grigorenko sends it behind his net around on the near side. Pelino sent it up. The boards kept in by Jones, right point lost it down the board the suitor. Sends it back to Jones of the line. Then down to Philly. No along the right boards and back to Jones again Right point. Put it into the right wing circle Text see a sexy A will walk the puck in behind the Hockney tried to give it a fully know. In close quarters. This banks over to Sutor pulls out the seven iron listed through the air and down in it rolls just wide of the empty net, but cane racing in to get the pot. Where's cane along the right boards to key straightaway. Put it down beside the net for Souter on sooner, just chopped it in behind the blue jacket. Net ends up along the far boards. Duncan cute that I'm selfish.
"soderbergh" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Of Jeremy Collison and Tortorella, who's trying to Uh, mix and match here in this first period. Shots on goal. 33. That's your cane boy. He's been all over the place as far as his positioning, double shifting last game playing. 27 plus minutes in this one already almost 6.5 minutes. He lined change for the Blackhawks. That line change powered by points Bet sports book Now the Han shovels, the puck tor the line, but not out. Held in by Kuchen sticks into the right wing corner. Calvin to Han there Waves it behind the net. Mitchell hit along the far boards lost the pot. Carpenter can't clear it out whom General stick it down behind the hawk yet Into the near corner goes the Hans got it had the carpenter over the jacket line left point trying to squeeze a pass through, taken away by deals out of taking back my carpenter over the jacket line down the left wing. Tried to backhanded in front for Hagel past never got through and then camp takes a pass from carpenter and fires from the left circle. That never got through to the net. Mitchell, backing up to the deep slot will fire a wrist shot that deflected wide. Here's Carpenter in the left wing corner on the right wing corner jacket zone. Had the puck lost it. The Jackets will get it back bills out of waves across the rink to Cam Atkinson, who in turn flips it into the hot zone. Quick line. Change for the Jackets. Quick Pass up by Spike Carlson to Kubelik at the jacket, Blue line. Sends it into the left wing corner for Soderbergh. Soderbergh had a stick lifted by Gavron cough. The blue Jackets. Take it back and then give it back. It's sloppy. It's chaotic hockey right now. But this is effective for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He'll take this all night. They will want nothing leave. Here's Garrick offer the pass ahead. Charlie Nash had a stick lifted its center ice lost the puck. Soderbergh tried to get to it. Hot line left wing put bounces off his stick into the air shot back to retrieve it will put it down to Keith in the corner. Carlson behind the net to Keith near Corner again, passing up the left wing Andrew shot center ice. Its current chef with a pass over the jacket. Line down the left wing to the corner, waves it behind the net. Dylan Strome put it out in front show of the shot in a pad save made by Corpus sallow good chance for the Hawks. Not a center ice up The left wing Robinson dumped the puck down behind the hawk. Yet York strands got it Left circle tried to center that's into the skates of one of the blue jackets, Murphy with a pass up the right side. Cane, too strong hotline to show over the jacket line down the left wing sharp waves it down behind the net. The Kane tried to leave it behind the net extended for strong Varinsky took the puck away for the jackets had this Seth Jones. He coughed it up to Patrick Kane, who in turn lost it. The center ice Donna Murphy's got the puck ahead of the Hawk Blue line. Even if the Han Hawk Ryan left wing to show he got a little bit ahead of the bucket, the jacket line and the puck is knocked away. Cain took it back at the line. And flips it back to the hotline to the Han Hawks regroup again. Murphy Hotline right wing to Yan Mark over the jacket line left point right backhand it toward the net picked off by Tex ea. Spends it behind the net to Jones. He'll clear the center ice. Murphy took it back at the Hawk Blue Line shot into the jackets line. Liam Foodie will flip ahead down into the jacket's own or rent skis. Got it is the horn sounds.
"soderbergh" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And we'll cover the park. 54 seconds left in overtime. Good chances at each end, but no blood 11. Still Patrick Kane in the defensive zone. Just not finding what he needs to do All this play by Yan Marco's off the post outside Did the other one off the skate back home. Yeah, gets another opportunity and it goes through with everybody yet marked with some great plays offensively and then defensively, they're struggling in their own end of the ice to try and figure out how they're going to defend the three on three. The drop to the right of Lincoln and with 54 seconds left in OT. Gala on the draw for the Preds against David Camp of the Hawks camp wins the drop to Murphy. He'll carry it behind the net out to the far side, dropping the puck off the Carl Soderberg. Passing ahead. David Campers center ice Crossing the press line left circle, firing a shot on how a block that to the corner Soderbergh in to try and get it, but was taken back by the preds instead. And spun behind the net around and up the near side to Yosi. You'll see will now carry the puck out to center ice Roman you'll see had the game winner last night crossing the hotline, stopping of the left point put on a burst of speed to the high slot drops the puck over left wing corner. Grandal. Spin it behind the Net. How right corner do you'll see right? 0.2 grand limit The left point with 10. He retreats to center ice with the puck. He'll re enter the hawk's own or try anyway. Here's grandly with four seconds ago, T turning at the right point spends it into the right circle. Hala fires turned wide by Lincoln and And for the first time this season, the Hawks are going to the shoot out. So for Kevin Lincoln, and it's gonna be his first foray into the shootout on for You see sorrows. No doubt he's got some shootout experience. But ah, harder and point for the Hawks to take the predators 65 4 minutes And this one hasn't been decided. There were.
"soderbergh" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Know you're watching Nicole Kidman. Sure I get that, so I think that's what he means by distracting, but a lot of people had wanted Debra Messing to play Lucille Ball. It's an upcoming bio pic about her relationship with Daisy are nez. Um Debra Messing will not be playing. This is a done deal with Nicole Kidman and their daughter, Lucille Ball does he earn as his daughter Lucy are Nez? Um, says Nicole Kidman has the part. And Lucy would like you to know that you are going to love it. We do have a clip of her talking about There seems to be a lot of discussion about Nicole Kidman. It should be Debra Messing. It should be Carol Cook. I don't know. Here's the deal. We are not doing a remake of I Love Lucy. Or any of the silly things. It's the story of Lucille Ball, My actual mother, not Lucy Ricardo and her husband as your nets. My dad not Ricky Ricardo. There will be humor in the film, but it is a story of the two of them and how they met. And what went rights with finding the show. What went wrong? Their relationship their love affair. Very little of the show is actually I love Lucy type stuff. I don't think you will be disappointed with that. However, I'm very interested in seeing this. I would be too I don't know. Where are we going to see this? Do you know Don? I do not know? Okay? I don't know. I think that gosh, you is the The production company involved and then the director is Steven Soderbergh. Oh, yes. So so hopefully this will be available in our living rooms. That's what I'm hoping, although, by the time it comes out, maybe it'll be a big screen movie that we want to see like, Let's say this upcoming False last winter during the right Oscar push at the end of the year. I like that, too. I mean, I think this is long overdue. I'm surprised that this hasn't been done. You know, it's It's kind of funny when some of these movies come through, you think Oh, good idea, and it's like How long's this been kicking around? Right? There's no one had this idea. Has it been pitch before? But in various iterations, where studios for whatever reason said now will pass, right? Who knows? What'll be fun to see? I concur on when we come back in. Looks like It's the end of the road for Kim and Kanye. Um do you think it's real? I Diogo Ay, Dios. Um we'll tell you what we know about their pending divorce when we come right back. And if you see something, say something on my talk one of 71 Another lorry and Julia moment. You know what? Both my sister and I got for Christmas. And that's what be the fair A gun. It's a pressure point thing, and it has different tips. If you're talking, you know, it's.
"soderbergh" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"Any more push timelines on. I'm looking forward to james bond. The new james bond movie and twenty twenty. One whenever it releases gerald. I'm going to be losing my mind. No time to die no time to die man. It's one of the things that you know. When the billie eilish song came out for the bond movie. I just was nonstop on that song. I admittedly. I've been nonstop on billie eilish. She was outstanding. Twenty twenty and i mean really in two thousand nine hundred. And i think that's when. Where do we go when we fall asleep came out the her album. That song captivated me. I've always loved daniel craig's bond. Pierce brosnan was my bond growing up as a child. But daniel craig has been great you. My wife and i differ on a couple of movies. But i'm really looking forward to see how he rounds out his appearance in the franchise. Because it's it's something that i don't wanna say it's him but i think he's earned the ability to go out on it outstanding movie and i hope bond time today is going to be that again. Something that i'm interested in now. Craig was at first a slow burn for me. As far as being that bond. I could truly appreciate and i'm now grown to really enjoy the character. I think sky fall did it for me as it did for a lot of other people at the most successful bond movie ever. Because it's such a great movie and he did so well in it that i now look forward to movies outside of the bond universe from him. Obviously he's done with knives out and lucky logan. That was a really great movie. Really great performance by him. Heat really catapulted the movie or rogan organ. Logan lucky yeah. Logan lucky the steven soderbergh film who steven spielberg always seems to go on retirement and then comes out of it makes it always. Yeah so logan. Lucky was a a truly great film in his performance and it was good. So i'm definitely looking forward to seeing what daniel craig gives one last effort to the bond films because this will be the last time we see them in a double. O seven moniker. At least that's what they're saying that's what they're billing as last effort for him and going to transition to a new double o seven. Who will that be only speculation as there's a will have to wait and see on that one. But i am looking forward to the final effort for daniel craig in the role of james bond double o seven in no time to die but what else you're looking forward to in twenty twenty one man. I'm really looking forward to the olympics. I hope they actually get to happen. In terms of what's going on in the.
How The Pandemic Is Affecting Movie Theater And Streaming
"The globalist on monocle. Twenty four. I'm carlotta rubella still with me. Articles fernando pacheco and a phone critic. Karen krizanovic karen. This year has ended with his big deal between water. Brothers and hbo. Max what do you think about where the industry is headed in two thousand and twenty one. I know a lot of people are not happy with the deal but in a way it kind of pilots that we will never return to twenty nineteen and how things used to be as kind of we need to adopt moving forward well. The film industry is graded at. It's been adapting for one hundred ten hundred twenty five years so this isn't new but this was a great shock because everybody was looking forward to these seventeen titles at warner brothers had and the fact that they dated them basically which means they're released at the same time they're in on the cinema and they said it's only for this year was a huge shock to the people that made the movies and also the filmmakers the directors but also the crew and the agents were saying we weren't consulted legendary wasn't consulted. Christopher nolan wasn't consulted to develop nerve wasn't consulted in. These are big movies also in the heights. I mean that's been waiting around and they're doing this to try and shore up an ailing streaming service or a streamers of his alien didn't get launched properly. It's very very difficult. Film industry is not a place where you can easy money. Streaming is very important. Keep the production of cinema going say semi mean movies. And that's really what it was about. It was an. At and t. decision. So how is this changing things. This is showing us that there are two ways of seeing movies. You either have an event a big cinema event or you stream it. And it's going to be a bit of a competition because in canada. Where warner brothers is releasing these films. They're not releasing them online. So it's gonna be interesting sailed. It divides the point of this. Is that cinema will not go away. Because as steven soderbergh said recent interview the beast you cannot get the numbers you can't get the amount of money streaming that you can with a cinematic release combined with streaming and streaming a lot of great. Things are people. A lot of people are seeing movies they would have never seen before. So that's brilliant but it is a big change in how revenues are earned and also. I think there's going to be a real class warfare or your movie was just streamed or my movie went into the cinema and there has always been that distinction. Do you think this will push other streaming services to try to reach similar deals depending on how the deal works. I think that. Hbo max they were saying. This is only for a year. And we're we're releasing for months and then it's going back to the cinema. I think we're gonna see how it plays out because really netflix has not been releasing the information the data that we should be seeing from ordinary releases. And that's with though show you the good stuff. Hey look we made money here. But they're not showing us where they're losing money and for me at something. Karen was very rare to me. Steven soderbergh said that films are released in the cinema because of the money as well. If you look at the blockbusters they you know. They're very profitable billion dollars. Of course they're also very expensive to make. I think it's very hard to get the same amount of money. In streaming. I think disney when they released moulana zero first of all. They charged quite a lot thing almost thirty dollars. You know for the first days. But i doubt it. The it's the same amount of number even malone had a proper a cinema release so we have two very very careful those numbers. I'm sure the industry knows about what you think about trolls trolls. I think made thirty five million and that was just streaming. Which i suppose is pretty good also thirty quid. If you've got three kids ten kids go over and over and over there you know. There is that but to see a movie. Still say no matter. How movies made or what it's like. It's still going to be better on the big screen. It's difficult to make it an experience for in your in the comfort of your home as it doesn't matter which type of equipment you have in. How great he tried to make the experience of going to the movies only happens when you step out of your front door carreno. I want to pick up on a point. You just mentioned there about the possibility that deals like this will open this class. Warfare between the movies are just streamed and movies. That actually had two cinemas. Because we've already been discussing that for a while in terms of the movies that actually or even the actors and actresses and members of the crew that can be entitled to certain awards depending where they're movie is broadcasted initially will this only essentially that or actually prompt include streaming periods. I think they're having to include streaming now because for example the oscars which hope we're going to discuss are having to full. These in a lot of film festivals are having to look at different ways of qualifying their films and i think that streaming is going to be accepted because what they have been doing films. That didn't have the budget for a proper quote unquote cinematic release. Is they'd release them in a small boutique cinema just so it made the qualifications so i think that streaming is going to be accepted the problem is you. Don't really even though you can watch it again. You don't really see the performances or see the work as well as you do. When it's bigger than your house
Steven Soderbergh is Producing the 2021 Oscars, Which Air in April
"Soderbergh and producers jesse collins and stacey sher will produce the ninety third academy awards next year. John bergin share previously collaborated on films. Such as erin brockovich contagion won't collins previously produced the grammy's and the b. e. t. Awards soderbergh also won the oscar for best director for the film. Traffic in two thousand due to covid nineteen pandemic. The oscars have been postponed to april twenty fifth. It's still unknown if the event will be held in person or as a virtual ceremony
Anchor gains IAB certification
"I'm alec baldwin and you're listening to. Here's the thing my podcast. Here's the thing is moving from public radio. Wnyc in particular to i. Heart radio yes. Here's the thing with alec. Baldwin is to move to hearts the show has been with. Wnyc's since twenty. Eleven shift over till i heart radio wave breathing new life into a project type passionate about for nearly a decade said baldwin though. He did criticise. Wnyc for interfering with his editorial independence in the same billboard article iheart connel burn says that spotify accounts for somewhere between five and twelve percent of listening of podcasts from iheart and suggests that exclusive bad for creators brands and listeners. They remain the top. Us podcast publisher according to new figures from pod. Track anchor the largest podcast host in the world has achieved ab certification for their podcast analytics willing to their full certificates today and as a small warning. Some podcasters may notice a very slight decline in play counts as a result. The company says some that have contacted produce news have seen significant drops. Fourteen point two is out. Podcasters may notice. It's increased cover art size of podcasts. On the lockscreen brule iheartradio which is run by. Aaron is to have a quote complete strategic overhaul content. Director duncan campbell. Says part of my role here is to make sure that we don't lose focus and get distracted by new shiny toys or other. Call it the future. The new york times has seen in one thousand nine percent increase in podcast revenue in the first nine months. Twenty twenty according to its latest quarterly report. The daily is the number one. Us podcast according to new portrait figures for october. Westwood one's own. A cumulus media says podcasting revenue was up fifty percent in the last quarter and that the network achieved one hundred and two million downloads in september up. Forty seven percent year on year digital dollars represented over ten percent of revenue in the quarter. Cfo frank. Lopez balboa and remote recording software riverside fm has raised two point five million dollars in funding and impo kost news today. The queued up. Podcast on podcasting has an interesting thing about nineteen minutes in j. pod. Fader soderbergh claims charitable. Who's ib version to certified tells me my podcast gets three times the amount of downloads that my version to certified host tells me get
Rewatching ‘Contagion’ 'Was Fun, Until It Wasn’t'
"The movie contagion has had sort of a second life to it and I've been seeing people writing about it in fact there's a story in The New York Times that is written by one of their colonists Wesley Morris okay and this is the headline of it for me re watching contagion was fun until it wasn't this is a two thousand eleven Steven Soderbergh movie and essentially people are kind of watching it to sort of see how bad things can get I
Writer AE Hotchner, friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102
"Author and play right Erin Edward Hotchner has died at the age of one hundred two after service in World War two was a journalist in the U. S. Army Air Corps Hotchner became close friends with Ernest Hemingway writing is nineteen sixty six biography Papa Hemingway who's working also adapted for place in television later with another close friend and Westport Connecticut neighbor actor Paul Newman archer co founded Newman's own which donates all profits to charities they co wrote a memoir about the project called shameless exploitation in pursuit of the common good he also wrote bestselling biographies of Doris Day and Sophia Loren in a book about his childhood king of the hill later adapted into a Steven Soderbergh
Noah Baumbach Digs Into A 'Marriage Story'
"It's the opening scene in the film ahead of a screening of marriage story at the telluride film festival this year and in front of a live audience. I spoke with driver. Just after Martin Scorsese presented him with a career. Honor driver was at telluride for marriage story and another upcoming movie the report in which he plays a US Senate investigator looking into this as use of torture after nine. Eleven driver explain what his relationships are like with directors. He's worked with multiple times and that list includes Jim Jarmusch and marriage story. Filmmaker Noah Baumbach. There's there's something that we are way of working. Our work ethic is similar in that. They don't take it for granted that we're making a movie. The has the potential to reach a plays that as far away and either give language to a culture. That's completely different than ours. And someone's paying a lot of money for us to be here right right now for this amount of time to do this thing that will last forever and labeled the feeling and how powerful that is why why take that for granted why show up and kind of wing it you know or not. Consider what it is. You're saying and that no detail is too who small now. Obviously there's traps and all of that that you can get so worked up in details that you're trying to control everything and don't leave room for you know something. That's more abstract with those people. They're brilliant writers and create a set an environment onset where you're free to You know all those things that hope from from people you're free to get it wrong and you're free to explore and but really don't take it for granted if I was trying to summarize summarize it which is kind of hard. They very much curated the people that they want to work with in front and behind the camera and you feel like as much as everything thing is both has meaning and as meaningless. You don't don't take it for granted and finding people that have your same work ethic gets a rare thing. I think I just repeated myself three times the best show of hands. How many people in telluride for the atom driver double feature marriage story and the report? Wow okay. That's about half a house as quick question without spoiling either film. I WanNa ask you about Dan. Jones and CIA's post nine eleven detention and interrogation program which a lot of people would call torture. They call it extreme rendition of the things. What would you say about that film going into it without giving it away about why? That movie spoke. Oh Q.. And why you thought it was something you wanted to do. I mean the topic is was something that I you know embarrassing. They didn't know anything about and I mean the original report is over six thousand thousand pages. The redacted version is just over five hundred and our script with one hundred thirty. How do you how do you tell that story as economically as possible astle but not without leaving the humanity out of it so that all of those things just an opportunity to potentially bring a topic to light that has been in the dark and that I was inspired by you? Hope there's people like that in a room alone toiling away for six years with no support trying to trying to make a difference and that relationship with something that you've grown up with thinking that you can trust and suddenly you know you have to not only do you feel like you're trying to make a moral judgment for the country but internally as well they all those the reasons why I want to do it you were recently doing. Burn this and I'm wondering when you're doing it play and then going. Lean into film or television. What are the things that you might miss retain as an actor? WHO's doing a show in front of a different audience every night when you're not able oh to replicate that on a film set yeah? It's a totally different thing. It's I working with Mila. For example he likes to do a lot of takes and that actually feels more familiar to working on out of play because the lines of the lines. There's no there's no Improv. This is what it is blocking it out. But the intention can be a million different things and he he structured the day smartly so we have enough time to explore all the possibilities of what it could be not just arbitrarily but I mean sometimes and and then sometimes you have to rebel against him and then just do it the way you WanNa do it just to shock yourself and shock the system and then maybe come up with something better but you know it's like a whole run of a rehearsal truncated into a day. which is I rare with? Someone like Noah and you're also rehearsing you know if you can be as much as you can before you start just being prepared to give yourself time to explore all the options and when you don't do that with a soderbergh then I tend to have regret of like you can't help but go home and imagine I had all these ideas that now but then again. Maybe those were bad ideas that I don't know oh anything. The tribute is a sham. Last question I think there are a lot of things that different people will take away from marriage story one being. If you're thinking about going into family law you might reconsider it. But what was the thing that you treasure about making this film with knowing scarlet again. That could be a long answer that I know I should keep short. I mean this movie is hard to. I feel hard to talk about because it's very personal and it was personal. The people who made a collectively and we talked about it a couple of years before we started making those conversations tens of what it's about or what will retry into are still happening but how love can transition and how that can be violent set not not physically violent but an internal violent thing of you know someone kinetically where you know. It's everything your way. Oh you were in a room together a second nature then suddenly to divorce that from yourself That could be painful but maybe it's just transitioning into something different. I thought that was a beautiful idea. This is not a sham. Adam coming up on the frame the writer and director of marriage story Noah Baumbach on capturing the heartbreak of divorce Welcome back to the frame. I'm John Horn. Our next guest is filmmaker Noah Bam back he wrote and directed indie darlings like Margot at the wedding and the squid and the okay all his stories often feature realistic and flawed characters and it holds true for his latest film marriage. Story Charlie and Nicole played by Adam driver ever and Scarlett Johansson are a couple struggling with the early stages of their divorce bombeck painstakingly mapped out the process of their separation. And that makes watching watching marriage story. especially if you're married a bit like watching a horror film. Here's how bombeck described the movie when we recently spoke at the Middleburg Film Festival. I've a friend who said the movie gets divorced so you don't have to which I think is a nice message from married couples relatively Glib but I can see it Netflix has another movie. That's planet Middleburg called two popes. Your movie is called Marriage Story. They both seem like obvious. Titles but almost inevitable bowl. Did you play around with other things to call this. I didn't coordinate with Fernando Morass. I I It was it was the working title from the beginning. The the idea that I'd come up with something else but like pseudo you know Phil Collins but something about the movie resisted more more specific or poetic titles things like the squid and the whale. Didn't there was no squid in the whale to be found and so I I kept coming back to it. I liked it as its in. Its simplicity. I want to ask you a little bit. Because Adam drivers said that this was a collaborative process and hobbies. You're the writer the director. But how would you describe the process of putting the story together and before we started filming what you were talking to due. At least you're actors about it from the onset. It was important for me to know who the actors who are some of the actors were in the movie. I wanted To Have Charleena Nicole in my head is inspiration but also because I wanted to bring the actors in to the process a bit I Adam. I've I've been friends with now. When so when I brought him sort of some of these ideas he would say like? Oh these are things I might. He he was interested in playing a theater director. That's you know as I remember it. That's how that came into the movie. You have often had characters who you are very articulate. That could be writers. They could be theater directors that could be. They are very capable expressing themselves and talking about. Maybe maybe what they're feeling or what they're feeling about somebody else. Is that something that you think is a pattern. That you like articulate characters who happen to have particular jobs does one beget the other. I don't know I I don't think about it like that. Quite the artistic the fact that they were artists and and creative and professional partners in this movie was I thought important and also narrative interesting because there was sort of more at stake.
Roma debate involves some hard truths
"Took home three Oscars, but it didn't win the trophy for best picture, and it sure sparked a big debate this award season. The Netflix film directed by Alphonso Cuaron was not embraced by theater owners as well as some academy voters because it landed on the streaming site right around the same time. It was offered to exhibitors it's called a day and date release. Typically theater owners want exclusive rights to a movie for several months before it starts appearing on streaming platforms and on DVD. But now Netflix might be thinking about going back to that traditional release pattern. I spoke with the Hollywood reporter senior film editor Rebecca Keegan about an upcoming net. Flix film directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie is called the Irishman. And she started with what Netflix learned from Roma. Flicks had held fast to this day and date release strategy until this past award season when they. They introduced a very small theatrical window a three week window for Roma in one week windows for a couple of other films. That is not a big enough window that it won them any fans among theater owners who still really see the company has kind of public enemy number one. As do many traditional lists in the business who who feel that the obstacle exhibition is a big part of what makes something a movie. So there are a couple things now that are at stake. There is the question of what filmmakers and filmmakers like Martin Scorsese want in terms of how their films are exhibited. And then there's the whole question of whether or not Netflix failure to be able to release Roma in a material way in theaters hurt its Academy Award chances for best picture. Well, it varies with the filmmaker. Of course. But when you're talking about a director like Martin Scorsese who is ultimately such a traditionalist. You know, he's still shoots movies on film. He is a lover of classic film square. Sese? He feels very strongly that he likes his movies to be seen in a movie theater. And so with filmmaker like this, it's very very important. It was also important to help Alfonso Koran even after he'd won his three Oscars. He talked about the importance of the theatrical exhibition experience, so most of these sort of top tier filmmakers want their movies in theaters, and you have reported as have some other people that the fact that Roma did not have a real theatrical release might have actually irked some Oscar voters, and they penalize the movie by not voting for it for best picture to have that. Right. That's right. I mean, some of the academy members ice spoke to said they deliberately put Roma last on their preferential ballot for best picture because they wanna penalize the business model by which Roma was released. Now, you can sort of take issue with that. But for some of these people, they see Netflix has really an existential. Get and it's not just theater owners. That are a little bit uncomfortable with the Netflix model their people like Steven Spielberg who had an opinion about it. What is Spielberg pushing for? We'll spill Berg has historically objected to net. Flicks. He says that they're movies should win Emmys that they're basically made for television movies. He's now behind the scenes pushing for a rule change at the academy that would require a theatrical release of a certain window four weeks is what I'm hearing from my sources in order for movie to be eligible for an Oscar those currently a rule that was passed in twenty twelve the doesn't require any kind of exclusive theatrical release at all. So the Irishman is obviously a big bet that Netflix has made with Martin Scorsese, but it's not the only name brand filmmaker that they're in business with other other movies where they might be looking at some sort of the ethical release before a movie appears on the streaming service. Yeah, Netflix has a lot of very promise. Saying awards movies in the works. They've got an untitled movie from Noah baumbach movies from a D Reese, Steven Soderbergh. David michaud. I mean, these are filmmakers who have had a lot of awards recognition in the past. And I would expect their movies to be of a particular quality where if Netflix wants to be in the awards game. They will do some version of what they did for Rome. What which is to give a movie a theatrical release of some type. So it's one thing for Netflix to say, we wanna do a theatrical release. It's another thing for Martin Scorsese to say, I want my film to have a theatrical release. What are the theater owners saying because ultimately they get to decide what movies are and are not exhibited in their chains. That's right. And the chains have a lot of power for a release of the type that I am hearing Martin Scorsese wants for the Irishman. You need the chains to buy an AMC regal and the others the chains. Want a couple of things they want Netflix too. Have a much bigger theatrical window than it did with Roma. They also were saying that they will report box office to calm score. Which is the company that we all get our box office information from one of the things that was controversial about the way Netflix handled Romo was that. It did not report box office. And it did not allow the theaters where it was playing to report box office AMC and regal say we don't play that way. If you're showing in our theaters we're going to report box office. And I don't know if it's an insult to people who drink or people who sale, but Netflix has been spending money like drunken, sailors. Is there anything that would prevent them from buying theater chain and just doing a work around where they have their own theaters. And don't have to worry about exhibitors. There was a period where net looks was said to be looking at landmark but last December that chain sold to the Cohen media group. But certainly Netflix has a history of buying what it wants if you look just at the billboards that it bought and you. Used heavily to promote Roma net. Flicks is happy to write a check to solve a problem. Netflix does not only spent a lot of money making the Irishman. But also bought a very prominent ad in the middle of the Academy Awards broadcast. How important was that step? Well, it was definitely an expensive ad if you look at ABC was charging two to three million for thirty seconds spots. That was a sixty seconds spot. And it was definitely the company announcing big broad intentions for this Martin Scorsese movie. So maybe come a year from now we'll be talking about the Irishman either in or out of the Academy Award race. I guess the movie has to be good. I so we'll see what happens there.
China imposing new tariffs on U.S. products in retaliation of Trump tariffs
"The coming up on the outside with me nikki baby oscar winning director steven soderbergh shot his new movie unseen on an iphone he tells us why and director abel juvenile tells us about her new film a wrinkle in time and working with the special effects team nothing's being decided by the effects people i'm the director and i am involved in every part of the process so i think there are some situations where a director may feel uncomfortable and step out of that top part of the process but for me it was a real joy genucel monet talks about her new album dirty computer and the british gorge of musical theatre sir andrew lloyd webber really rates the new sound of roadway the new writers who are writing with a much much broader spectrum influences a much wider and they're much more based in robelike mine were all that and a nigerian author who's that in my coming up on the arts our hello neil nunez with the bbc news china has imposed new import taxes on three billion dollars worth of us goods in response to president trump's increased tariffs on steel and aluminium products mr trump has also warned of additional tariffs on chinese goods as a penalty for violations of us intellectual property law are china correspondent steve mcdonald has the details from today one hundred and twenty eight hundred nine hundred states products a subject to chinese tariffs larrikin pork and scrap aluminium at a rate of twenty five percents knots fruit gene sing and wine at fifteen percent the measures announced by china's finance ministry said to be in response to washington's first round of tariffs on steel and aluminium the trump administration said it had to act to curb what is described as china's theft of foreign intellectual property but analysts have warned that tit for tat rounds of tariff imposition risks dragging other countries into a fullblown trade war essential left candidate in the presidential elections in costa rica condos alvarado has decisively defeated his conservative challenger details from willow ground the result now irreversible many costa ricans have breathing a huge side relief plenty.