17 Burst results for "Stan Laurel"

"stan laurel" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

"To national magazines. Like time and something else. They said the best new show in years. And when it was going off the air. I I remember there was a critic in Canada. Who said they may be canceling the best show ever on television. Wow. Wow. That's that's what they said about that. And and STAN laurel that's praise from Caesar, and you know, Melle Mel was he and done Hinckley did most of the right L token, but then Leonard, you know, rewrote everything. But I foundation was provided by Mel and on smart guys. Yeah. They were wonder, you know, Mel is the guy who collected all those fantastic writers for that show. He was head writer on that show. Mel brooks. And doc Simon's your and Danny Simon Larry Gelbart. Larry Gelbart, Charlie Keller. Woody allen. Yeah. You know, tremendous something I find in the research of your career that comes up is. And it's funny. You say that how many of how many great comedy writers you worked with over the course of your career, and I would add Marshall in Belsen and evil ROY Slade. Oh, definitely. They were which you are so much fun. Toughie pinned on his own diaper. You worked with Mickey Rooney and that. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. Hey was both those guys were great in that show. They. Nelson stool with a stubby index shirt. The third guy you were searching for the Wheeler dealers chill wills always still. Well, that's in my head. Yeah. Yeah. That's it. Yeah. What about Viva max what about working with Jonathan winters, and your friend, Peter Ustinov? Well, another film. You're a lot of fun in. Yeah. Well, you know. I was doing a play in Los Angeles called rattle of a simple, man. And after matinee performance. My hero..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

09:01 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Yeah. That's true. Did you miss me? I didn issue. I was if I'm with lawyer Lynn, but did a wonderful job as always it's wonderful to have her as backup. She's our producer and other things here at the station. She stays very very busy. So I feel comfortable that's right in not being here knowing that you guys will do a wonderful job. What you're talking about last week? What do we talk about? I am forgetting what we talked last. We talked people asked me what did you see last week? And we see so many. I just lose track. I get that same thing. I always get asked. What do you recommend? What have you seen lately? And my mind instantly goes blankets the weirdest thing. I've had for years when they ask you, what was your favorite movie last year? I don't know what to say that. Yeah. Yeah. We talked about glass that was one of my I do remember that. And the dairy girls girls that was that's a good show to dairy dairy girls. Yes. Milk. Cows don't they sort of? Kind of attic control teens Northern Ireland. And it's a very fun show. Only six episodes half-hour each and it's been kind of a hit on Netflix. Put Netflix every day new stuff new stories new movies, new TV shows and specials. They're cranking. It out this is one of the difficult decisions. You have to make these days when you have this. Mountain this deluge things you can watch. How do you decide? What to what is true? I mean, there's great shows in this really great shows in this goes at a pretty good then guilty pleasures. You have to kind of sift through it all just to find out. What you want to watch? It's great to have who who we have so much great content out there now, but it's hard to pick out what to watch outlander just finished its current season leaving you cliffhanging once again, although they did resolve some things I'm not going to say what they resolve. Because people catch up you want to find out what happens with Roger. And they deal with him in the last episode, and then leave some big questions about next year. I thought this one of the better season. I do like that shows often gets stronger as they go on when I was growing up the shows that I liked would often get weaker and weaker kind of jumped the shark as Fonzie made famous back in the day with happy days. But now, I think a lot of shows the writing gets sharper, the actress really get into their characters in a way that wasn't possible in the first couple of seasons right now the timeline is seventeen seventy five so where a year or so from the battles of Lexington and concord and the shot heard round the world and the. The declaration of independence and the American revolution. And of course, Jamie and clear we're going to be caught up in it in that this huge estate. They have in North Carolina. Is at the behest of the Brits. And they're going to want to enlist Jamie in the cause against the American revolutionary. So how are they going to deal with that? And don't tell me who wins that war, by the way. I don't I don't. Those people out there. So we're gonna talk this week this Saturday today about. Stan and Ollie and I saw the screening of that just this past week act. No, I'm sorry. I didn't see the screen and missed the screening. I was out of town. I saw at Shays artiste this past week. It's not in general distribution is it. No. It's a smaller film. I think it really tried to get some award season love, and it didn't get it. I'm a little surprised by that. Because not only is it a very good acting as sincere Oscar voters like bio-pics and people recreating the lives of other folks, and that's right here. So it seemed like it was in its wheelhouse, but didn't happen. And I love this movie ice husband deal while ago. I was able to get a screener for the first things I thought it was I think Mike is gonna love it. And I can't wait to talk about it with them. I love it. Now people who remember watching laurel and hardy as kids are going to appreciate this film so much more. It's not a documentary. It's kind of a docudrama I wonder whether this is going to resonate with millennia. Ios at all whether they care. Yeah. I mean, if you didn't grow up with watching these shorts in their films, if you're just this is your first exposure to them, I think, you will appreciate it on a human level because these characters are really fully dimensional, they're flawed. They're lovable at times. But I think it's I think that humor translates. I still think it's funny, and it's cute, and it's whimsical. And I listen, I hoped that a young person would watch this today and laugh, and I think if they don't it would make me sad because to me this is timeless. It doesn't have to be rooted in any sort of wink, wink, commentary is just goofy. And funny. It's going to be only in limited distribution. So it's probably not gonna do ten million in box office now at two point one. So far that's five weeks, which is probably a terrible. It's about seven hundred plus theaters. So yeah, it's it's not it's not sort of engineer too. Big big bucks. That's for sure is Amazon prime or is Netflix going to pick it up. So it can be more widely seen. Maybe at some point. I don't think yet it's still in the ethical running. I don't think it's directly connected to either of those two services like beautiful boy from a few weeks back that was an Amazon production. So they Amazon's service got it quickly. But this one I don't think it has that sort of connection. I was overwhelmed with the performances of Steve Coogan who played STAN laurel and. Excuse me, laurel and hardy, that's STAN laurel and Oliver hardy. Okay. That's. I was overwhelmed with their performance. John C Reilly was Oliver hardy, and Steve Coogan, even more. So was STAN laurel the facial appearance of the girth of Ali, and and the slimness of STAN. The voice patterns the facial expressions that the body motions. Yeah. It was scary. It was great. And it's the kind of thing where you if you're watching you don't feel like it's an impersonation. It's sort of. I guess maybe a re-creations a better way to say it because it didn't feel like a a stunt. It felt like actress playing a role becoming other people and bring it to the to the screen. It's great. I agree and not a best actor kind of conversation at all for either of these guys I'm shocked, you remember Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy a little bit. Yeah. Edgar Bergen was a ventriloquist and Charlie McCarthy was his his manikin dummy. What do we call it? Whatever, you know. They were very very popular for a long time and Edgar Bergen. Unlike most skilled ventriloquists didn't make any take any pains. Not to move his lips. So if you could read lips, you can know exactly what he's saying put in the mouth of his wooden puppet. Right. So you weren't you weren't fooled. That Charlie McCarthy was alive and talking when you say, this isn't an impression I agree. This was the real thing. Yeah. It's the reincarnation of STAN laurel and Oliver hardy was amazing it felt so authentic, and you know, obviously, John C rallies on a heavyset, man. So he's wearing a suit to make him to improve his size. But it again, even that wasn't distraction. It felt very organic as far as his presentation. Now, they didn't actually do plastic surgery on John C Reilly. Did they give jowly? Yes. Isn't that jolly and rely on? And no not at all. And also that there was some tweaks to Steve Coogan as well. False Shannon ears. And also, I think the they print a teeth a tooth or teeth guard in his mouth to make his jaw going to set a certain way to recreate what STAN laurel looks like it's just amazing. And I think as an actor you might feel. Feel like encumbered by that kind of material like it would affect you. But I think maybe it's just rehearsal. Maybe they're just gift as an actor. Never felt that way just felt like it flowed. I'd call the movie bittersweet comedy s these were both human beings with their ups and downs. There was some trouble between the two of them because an event that had happened in their earlier career that neither of them got over. But at the same time. There was true love and affection between the two. Yeah. Even though they had their their rough periods in their their arguments. I'll say this the ending was very, heartwarming. Oh my gosh. Yeah. It was a beautiful touching ending for sure. And this isn't the laurel and hardy where they were super famous, and they were in the stars of Hollywood. This is when they were older their careers were declining. Their health is declining and that the movie focuses on hardy and his health matters. But I also read that STAN laurel had diabetes and other issues as well. So there are both kind of for lack of a better phrase falling apart, but they still wanted to perform, and we discovered that.

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"stan laurel" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

09:47 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Walsh show. Hello radio. K b k. Dr hook race Sawyer was basically Dr hooked Ray Sawyer born in this day one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. Joe, Michael good taste in music. He's out there sway into this on. Yeah. Yeah. Ken dogs in studio tonight dogs movie, house dot com or just have a little fun. Chatting. Your phone calls are welcomed as as as well. What else is going? I know what else you got going away. L? I know that you're a fan of a certain comedy team. We talked about that. Okay. I know what you're gonna say. I was all about Abbott and Costello back in the day. But you are like what about this one laurel and hardy, laurel and hardy just happens to be a movie about it played at the tower. Yeah, I was wondering when this movie was gonna come at. It's finally out of the theater where you can actually see it. Yeah. All right. I saw this tonight. You saw tonight low. Yeah. This afternoon. Actually, it looks before you say anything because I don't know what you're going to rate this, right? But in the. CBS Sunday morning. I can't remember what I was watching. But it just looked a very good movie. Very good doesn't even begin to describe it. It's excellent. I told you I two five stars. Right. This is the second one. And I will tell you something, you know, how you watch a movie and certain movies just make you feel. Alright. I know they're all supposed to make you feel but certain ones you can have a clinical attachment you like it. But you know, miss I love it. But you're gonna admire the craft that right, right? I remember watching like Mary Poppins returns. Right. And not thinking it was going to be anything. And I had a big old smile on my face the entire time. Now, you can criticize certain things about it. If you want to, but it sunk its hooks in K, and for that reason alone. It rated as my second best movie of the Mary Poppins returns. Right. Okay. This is very much like that it sink something old hooks into me emotionally and just from a visceral standpoint again big old grin on my face the entire time. Okay. This movie tells the tale of their nineteen Fifty-three tour of England. Okay. It starts out with a little thing in nineteen thirty seven at the height of their fame. Something happens. They break up. I won't ruin it for but they get back together. Okay. And they're trying to do this tour. And I know what happens by. If you're fan. I haven't seen the movie, but I yeah. Yeah. That's history. And STAN laurel is trying to get financing. They're doing this tour to get financing for this Robin Hood movie, which probably would have been funny as all get out if they've ever been made and they're doing this, and they get it gets harder to go along with him because hardy needs the money he wants to do the film and become relevant again. And this is about that tour and about how they get together. How they start off horribly in terms of box office, but how they do the work and how great they were as professionals and how great they were as friends, even if they didn't always want to admit, all right? And how they ended up selling out tours and stuff like that. And there's a lot of other stuff emotional stuff, you know, recrimination than stuff, but it's handled in such a subtle way. There are no huge big old shouting matches or any of that stuff. You get a sense of who they were off camera. Okay. Off the air. I was talking to you about a Christian Bale's performance advice. And how good it is. And how it's getting. You know, the nods and stuff these too are better. And they're better because it's not just imitation. You get behind it. You know when they're on screen when they're doing their skits. Yeah. Oh, my. Good. Yeah. I can imagine and Steve Coogan, especially because laurel was always the most expressive because he almost because of the vaudeville background in the in the whole the eyes, and the, you know, the whole thing with the nails nails. But when he's off camera is a little different. He's the guy in charge of the creative stuff. Okay. And hardy is there is the right? It's very much like Abbott and Costello Abbott was the fall guy on stage. But he was the guy in charge off stage and the same thing here. And I just can't tell you how the performance is John C Reilly plays hardy, and he looks like he's got maybe they gave him a fat suit and stuff. He doesn't have to go all the narrow. But it's great married. Actor by the way, always terrific. It's great makeup. Great acting any such a sympathetic figure and the same with Coogan is STAN laurel they disappear. I can't even again this gentle touch gentle touch with everything that goes on. And the gals are play their wives or fantastic to laurels wife is I. She's Russian and she is so blunt. And so, you know, we go, you know, that kind of thing she's responsible for a lot of the big laughs in the film. This is just amazing motion picture in terms of just how you felt when I felt like standing up and applauding. Nobody else did. So I'm kind of what the group on them inside inside. I was like, you know, whistling. Yeah. It was a fantastic movie. Is it presented as a comedy? Or is the comedy come just because it's laurel and hardy, and that's part of what they were going and they were doing. Yeah. It is it has its funny moments, especially if you like laurel and hardy, but it's presented as more of a drama, but a drama again that is light hearted. A laurel apparently never was ever off. He was always coming up with new stuff and trying it out in public on hardy and on and on suspecting. Right, right. When they arrive at the hotel, the wives he comes up with a skit for public because the cameras are rolling. It's actually really good and he comes up with it on the fly. And even otherwise, you're kind of irritated gets them a ton more publicity. It's like, boom. Okay. We're always on it comes sometimes irritates hardy, and they also mentioned his health problems Hardee's. Yes. Especially during that particular tour, but it all factors into the drama and into the eventual triumphs that they faced a you're in that they experienced together during that tour which was supposed to fail miserably, by the way, and it just kind of a renaissance if you will it STAN laurel to this day, he they loved each other. I mean as men almost as brothers understand these two guys cared so much for each other and had a love for one another. And then of course, then a hearty Oliver hardy, then he goes to these these he's I don't even know if I'm giving away anything away in the movie, but he goes through his health issues. Sure. Trying to say is when he passed on. Here's STAN laurel and STAN laurel would continue to write. Yes. Hamady four laurel and hardy knowing full, well, they can't do it. Because hardy is gone. They have a great moment where where laurel because the health issues is going to try and perform somebody else a famous British comedian and merged comedians fine. But it's hard almost impossible, and at that particular point he realizes exactly how important it's not about just the performance. It's about the interaction. It's about the the family on the room type of thing. That is really like I said it's handled a such a velvet glove. That's the best way. I can think about it. It's a it's a light touch. So the drama is real. And you know, all the business stuff that happened between the thirties. And when they get back together is all addressed. But it doesn't feel like you're being it doesn't feel like Oscar bait, you know, it doesn't feel like there. And you never tell you how to read clip Ostra clip. Like, you know, like a Wayne's world kind of thing. And they don't do it that way it all feels so natural and so light. And so you don't realize that you're being moved. You know, everything every movies about audience manipulation. That's the way it works. Right. You see a story, and you know, you manipulated, but it's done with such a light touch. It's so awesome. And you can't just replace one of these guys, even though STAN laurel road, a lot of the material, and you as you say, it was in charge of a lot of the stuff that was going on our hardy, but hardy was equally as impressive in what he did with the tide and the hat and everything and to try to bring this British guy, whoever it is whoever it is like you say that's tough to do when you're looking at these guys in these these guys are team as you pointed out, it is like Abbott and Costello these were to the this was a team. It's all about chemistry, and they were more than. Yeah. May ask you this. When you know when I mentioned when we're talking greatest entertainers and things and we're bringing up all these entertainers, and they'll still old school. So and I brought up a laurel and hardy and your. Yeah, I'm more of a Avoca Silva. I like to have to right. Right. But coming out of this theater after watching a movie because you say how it makes you feel you really feel the movie did you come out of the movie feeling like wait a second. I need to give these guys another chance because these two guys really were impressive. Yeah. And again, I would never doubt their comedy. No. But did it sway you to like, wait a second? Maybe I need to take another look at me. Appreciate them more. I'd like to see more of their shorts and some of their movies and stuff like that babes in Toyland notwithstanding because you can go to Shakey's pizza like when we were kids gear, your Shakey's pizza and got the player piano going. You're ordering a pizza, and they're showing laurel and hardy in the background and just as old funny stuff. That's all. But you know, what? When you slow it down. You look at the process of what they were doing back. Then there was so much more to it. Oh, yeah. And again, the gags it laurel came up with they have a two door thing that they do on stage that is really hilarious, and I never seen it before. It's probably one of their staple acts, but I never seen it before. This wasn't five out of five for me. Again. Five out of five out of five. I'm so happy to see movies out there other than superhero dwell on that..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on Double Toasted

"You can't have you can't have a bio pic unless you have the people who can pull off the subjects were very important to tell that story. And I have to say, you know, that's one of the things people gonna be talking about how will this Steve Coogan and John C Reilly who play standing law respectively? How would they pull pull their parts off and up in the moment? I saw the trailer thought. Okay. Steve Coogan got it down, man. Yeah. At STAN laurel, Steve Coogan is a great impression is anyway. But I never questioned him as STAN laurel man, light is elected character because one take it and take as much makeup. May they poked his ears out a little bit more take much makeup? But like how much weight he lost? He he's he's a Macy's it from the Steve Coogan, I'm used to member for semi trailer. It's a long time to recognize that was even him. Really? Yeah. Yeah. You know? I didn't even I didn't even think about that. Because I, you know, I'm because he became the characters so much to me that I just I was watching STAN laurel. Yeah. I was I was quite impressed. I even the subtle moments the way he talked. He completely embedded in bodied. Stan laurel? Yeah. Yeah. You know, like, I say maybe laws way, maybe they've made his ears to Gallo bit more. But what's great about Steve Coogan? This is that Steve Coogan he has to play. If anybody knows STAN laurel bahory, I I'm not saying I grew up with this like, I'm a huge fan on aficionado something. I mean, I did grow. Watching a lot of how rotel Roach is the guy who gave us things like these old shorts like the little rascals and Harold, Lloyd. Yeah. In laurel. And hardy I grew up watching these man, and I love the here. Yeah. When they come on the day that come out to cartoons. Something kids really got into them later. Yeah. I'm wondering how much audience even knows them because it was like the three stooges who had they had the child audience coming on in the morning. Yeah. Afternoons and everywhere, but learn hearty mostly movies. So that was something that you kind of had to catch on the weekend. Yeah. Yeah. And I remember like Sundays on the middle of the day on Saturday midday movie, something neighbor show, STAN an Oliver. Laura hardy short, and so if the million with them are if you're not all of her album hardy was like he was the he was the fat one. You know, he was the one that was he was the one that was always getting exasperated mad because STAN laurel was he was he was quiet, and he was almost kinda shy kind of meat, but he was the bumbling. He was always getting them into trouble. That was the phrase sudden, another fine mess you've gotten me into. And. You dog? He looked mentally. Yes. Sometimes lost its own world. Well, all of stared at him like. But you're not even gonna look over here. They know. They would get into they would tear up shit. They would cause kind of trouble and STAN low just being like, I don't even know, right? Hi. Opioid. What's going on with you, man? But but they so. But like like a lot of these things go STAN laurel was the one was doing a lot of writing. He was the one that's creating a lot of material. He was the one that was the business guy behind it. And so what you had here with Steve Coogan plan that role is that you had a guy who had to be physically funny headed physical gags..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

News Radio 810 WGY

03:51 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

"One eight hundred nine hundred chucking Kelly joined by Kevin car, fat guys at the movies fat guys at the movies. Not comic. Kevin good morning, Jack. Hey, Kelly how you doing today? Morning. Excellent. All right. So there there's there are a bunch of interesting things out this weekend. When I was looking about it. I don't know if it's in wide release standing Ali about laurel and hardy, and it's it's like I think he talks about their years like after their their peak of being the kings of comedy on their way down from just a beat at their peak. They're older people. The comedians are trying to do a little bit of revitalizing their reputation and doing the live shows that most of it takes place in London or England sorry in England during during this time, and it's it's it's fantastic performances by both John C Reilly Volvo hardy Kuzina. Stan laurel? In fact, John Riley's getting a lot of nominations for this. He is a and they both do a fantastic job. I'm a huge fan of laurel and hardy, and it's neat to see sort of that bio-pic of the real behind the scenes, but to also see one whether they're not hating each other. Because they do they of course, they had their ups and downs. You don't spend that much time working with somebody without having a couple altercations and arguments, but there there was a love between the two of them. And I think that that also depicts that as well serenity is the other one that's out ready is a movie that starts bathroom calm, and he is an alcoholic fisherman. Oh who lives on this tropical island in the middle of nowhere, and he is sort of trying to escape this past. But then his ex wife shows up in town. Hey, her husband are coming to town. And and and they wanted she he's abusive and she wants him to broke her husband overboard as so that and then she pay him ten million dollars to do. So. There's more to it that they're actually quite a bit more to make massive plot. Twists sort of a twist to the movie get tell you exactly what that is. Because it's very spoiler. Once you don't want that. No. But it's it's it's not it's not a good movie. It's overly melodramatic and a double down on the intensity over and over and over again. And I it got good performances in it. But it's got these massive plot holes and wait hold together. But boy is it kind of an interesting kind of bonkers ride when you actually get to the full explanation where everything's going out and one other one that wasn't screened. Would you say sometimes is a bad sign the kid who would be king? I don't know if that's a bad factor that something may have just been not expecting it to be a huge hit. This one is a directed by. Joe Cornish who did movies like attack the block, and I really tend to like his stuff? It's a story about a kid who finds out that he's that. He's King Arthur and has to wield Excalibur to anguish more gamma, the sorceress taking place sort of in a modern day. And he is you know, certainly K. It's not trying to spin off a Harry Potter things. Been long enough not doing it. It seems to have a certain amount of freshness. Unfortunately, the screen it for me. But I think that's because it's British and it's a kids movie, and they didn't have screenings last night on Thursday for the same reason. I which is kind of a shame. Can it looks like you might actually be pretty good? All right. So standard Ali serenity and the kid who would be king. And then what got your attention on Netflix? Well, there's nothing. Well, there's there's a couple of new releases coming just at the end of January here you've got the second half of season four of the breakable kitty Kimmy Schmidt show, you also have nation season five it's there and then hit me on the wasp. And the incredible are all coming and then some that are leaving. 'cause you're gonna want to check out some of those you're gonna lose those at the end of the month stuff like quicksand, bride of Chucky, Lara Croft tomb raider stuff like that that's in the library. So check your I would check your cue to make sure nothing's dropping off. And then binge watch that before February first comes around the corner. There we go thanksgiving ever. Great weekend. We'll talk to you later. Kevin.

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"stan laurel" Discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

03:43 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on Double Toasted

"You can't have you can't have a bio pic. Unless you have the people who can pull off the subjects who are very important to tell the story. And I have to say, you know, that's one of the things people gonna be talking about how will Steve Coogan and John C Reilly who play STAN and law respectively. How would they pull pull their parts off and up in the moment? I saw the trailer thought. Okay. Steve Coogan got it down. Yeah. At STAN laurel. Steve Coogan is a great impression anyway. But I never questioned him as STAN laurel, man. Lightest like this character because one take it and take as much makeup mayday. Poked his ears out a little bit more. As much makeup, but how much weight he laws? He he's he's amazing it from the Steve Coogan. I'm used to remember first time I saw trailer. It's a long time to recognize that was even him. Really? Yeah. You know, I didn't even I didn't even think about that. Because I, you know, I'm because he became the characters so much to me that I just I was watching STAN laurel. Yeah. I was I was quite impressed even in the subtle moments. The way he talked. He completely embedded in bodied. Stan laurel? Yeah. You know, like I said maybe laws way, maybe they made his ears. Stick out a little bit more. But what's great about Steve Coogan? This is Steve Coogan. He has to play. If anybody knows STAN laurel Oliver hardy, I I'm not saying I grew up with this like, I'm a huge fan on aficionado something. I mean, I did grow. Watching a lot of how rotel Roach is the guy who gave us days like these old shorts like the little rascals and Harold, Lloyd. Yeah. Laurel hardy, I grew up watching these man, and I love the same here. Yeah. When they come on the middle of the day come on cartoons or something kids really got into later. I'm wondering how much audience even knows them because it was like the three stooges who had they had the child audience coming on in the morning. Afternoons and everywhere, but laurel and hardy mostly movies. So that was something that you kind of had to catch on the weekend. Yeah. Yeah. And I remember like Sundays on the middle of the day on Saturday midday movie or something neighbor show, STAN and Oliver Laura hardy short, and so if the million with them are if you're not all of her album hardy was like he was the he was the fat one. You know, he was the one that was he was always getting exasperated mad because STAN laurel was he was he was quiet, and he was almost kinda shy kind of meat, but he was the bumbling. He was always getting them into trouble. That was the phrase another fine mess you've gotten me into. And. Dog. He just looked mentally sometimes lost its world. Well, staring at him like. But you know, what I'm gonna look over here. They. They would get into they would tear up shit. They would cause trouble and STAN low he just being like, I don't even know. Like. Opioid. What's going on with you, man? But but they. So but a lot like a lot of these things go STAN laurel was the one was doing a lot of writing. He was the one is create a lot of material. He was the one that was the business guy behind it..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:15 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is fresh air. And we're speaking with actor John C Reilly he starts with Steve Coogan in the new film stand in Ali about the comedy duo, laurel and hardy, I wonder if we should play the scene where there's the real confrontation between the two of you Oliver did a film without stand because their contracts didn't expire at the same time with the studio and there was ongoing resentment. Maybe we should listen to that you want to set this up. This is at a reception in England, right? Yeah. So it's funny because you know, in a friendship, sometimes you can see a conflict coming in a friendship, and sometimes it comes at the best of times. Right. Oliver and STAN have just done all this work to get their tour going. The finally get a big show put together in London. They have one of the most successful nights of the entire tour and afterwards this betrayal from the past is brought up in conversation. And it's when standing Ali both realized like, wait a minute. We do have some unfinished business here. And they really let each other have it. In a way that they haven't done before. So let's listen to this. This is Steve Coogan, and our guest John C Reilly in the film, STAN and Ollie. And this is STAN laurel and Oliver hardy, arguing it begins with STAN bringing up the fact that Oliver hardy had done a film without him years before and what and how much it hurt him. Let's listen. I can sleep the days when they told me what you did. And I couldn't sleep when I did it. Still did it. You betrayed me potato French friendship. We have friends because how Roach put us together. And the only reason we stayed together with because the audience wanted I have real fans, and yes, we play golf, and we go to ball games, and we have sauerkraut on how broad west. People will remember our movies long after you finished your hot. You know, something just a lazy ass who got lucky 'cause you bet me lucky. Spend my life with a hollow man who hides behind his typewriter. You're not real. Hollow? Anti. I loved us. You loved laurel and hardy. But you never left me. So what? And that Steve Coogan and our guest John C Reilly from their new film. Stan and Ollie. You know, what striking listening to that? And I'm hearing your voice as we're having this conversation, and I hear the voice of you as Oliver hardy, and boy, you could really hear the transformation. Well, partly partly it's because I'm fighting a cold today. My voice. Probably sounds a lot different than a lot of my performances. But yeah, I appreciate your noticing the transformation there in a way was like every morning when I would have that make a put on because I was wearing Brown contact lenses also in a wig. And like this whole thing was applied to me every day. And as almost like by the end of that process. I didn't have a choice whether to be myself. I was this other person I had a little party for the crew at my house at the end of the shooting and had always kept having all these weird conversations with people on the crew at this party. And Finally, I turn to someone like why is everyone acting kind of like strange with me like, I know he's people been working with them for three months. And finally, the director said, John, you gotta understand most of these people have never seen you outside of the makeup and all that they've never seen him with blue eyes. They've never seen you with that hundred pounds off of you. It's a little weird. The first time after working with you for three months. That was interesting the transformation was like working inside of a mask that that your whole body was in in a way. Well. I want to hear a lighter moment the film where you're on stage. And the two of you sing a song. You wanna just tell us a little bit of this is part of a stage show that you're doing again, you and STAN laurel travelling around England during these shows and half hield theaters, just tell us a little bit about the songs set this up. Well. That's the thing. A lot of the show that we do in the film. They're stage show. There is no film of it. There's no real record other than some scripts and personal accounts of people had seen it. So a lot of that stuff. We had to kind of create from the ground up. And then there are things that we do we lift right out of their movies on the way out west dance is how we begin the film, we do this famous dance that they did. And we did that almost with like a forensic attention to detail because we wanted to get it. Exactly right now. One of the things that we do in the on the stage show. That's also from there from the actual work is is the song lonesome pine which which ironically became a number one hit in the nineteen seventies in England at one point. But anyway, it's it's from that same movie that way are west and once they get into the bar after that famous dance. They start all gets inspired by the singing Cowboys around him. And he begins to sing the song a join in. And then. Stan joins him in harmony. And then all of a sudden standing goes off the rails starts doing this, like very low comedic voice kind of ruining the song and opera gets frustrated and hits him on on the head with with a mallet that he gets from the bartender. So yeah, we recreate that scene on stage. And it was a it was a great little moment to get to show a sign of Oliver that he was very proud of which is his singing voice. He could he was actually at one point aspiring to be a singer. And he had a beautiful high tenor voice. It's a real shame that there aren't more recordings of him outside of their films. But one of the most famous songs that they ever did was was the song lonesome pine. Yes. Listen to it. This is from the film standing Ali, our guest, John C Reilly and Steve Coogan..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on KQED Radio

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12:22 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"My name is Michelle Hennigan, and you're listening to members supported Kate. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies infra Terry gross. Who's off this week? Our guest today. John C Reilly earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance in the new film. Stan and Ollie about the comedy duo laurel and hardy last year Riley earned critical acclaim for his role with Joaquin Phoenix in the western the sisters brothers Riley's appeared in more than seventy films including boogie nights. Magnolia chicago. Talladega nights, walk hard, the Dewey Cox story and stepbrothers for STAN and Ollie Riley had to wear a heavy prosthetics to play the two hundred eighty pound Oliver hardy, the film explores Hardee's relationship with his partner STAN laurel in their older years as laurel and hardy tried to revive their sagging career with a stage show tour in England. Here's a scene from late in the film when they finally had a successful performance in London there backstage after the show with people waiting for them downstairs at a party. But they start working on ideas for scene for their next movie. Steve Coogan plays. Stan laurel John C Reilly as Oliver hardy speaks. I blindly Robin Hood has about stealing from the rich and given to the poor gag there somewhere, isn't it? The guy's gonna be waiting for his downstairs definitely wants to be these people who has charity mind about them. They're not going anywhere. We just need to work through this just a little bit more. Hey, one is Muffin coming to see the show. He didn't say he should have been here tonight. When big tonight that was a graduate. Wasn't it? How about this? How about we tell Robin Hood? You've got it all wrong, you ought to steal from the poor. And give you something. What is it? All right. Tap you on the show that I say. Ali. I got an idea. How about we give to the poor stealing from the poll that way, we cut out the middleman? That's it. From the rich to give to the poor. I heard of such a ridiculous. I it's communism. John C Reilly. Welcome back to fresh air. Congratulations on the film, and you're a Golden Globe nomination. Thank you very much. Did it be back? I watched laurel and hardy movies as a kid on television. This is a kind of a physical comedy that. I guess is a holdover in part from the silent era, which their careers overlapped with. It's not yet slapstick, exactly. But it struck me that watching you and Coogan doing their some of their routines that it required. An awful lot of careful timing. I mean, like there's a bit with two doors where you're trying to find each other to train station and manage to miss each other talk a little bit about getting that kind of comedy to work. That is the really interesting part of the story of laurel. And hardy is that they started as silent comedians in the silent era, and when the movie business transitioned into the sound era. It left a lot of people behind. Stan laurel actually, specifically talked about this transition. He said, no a lot of performers who were silent performers when they got the chance to speak on film. A lot of those. A lot of those filmmakers would fill the movies with dialogue from beginning to end because everyone was so excited about being able to talk on film, and STAN Laura's thought very wisely thought, you know, what we're doing this island of very, well, let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Let's try to keep doing what we do. Really? Well, and and we're dialogue will enhance what we're doing. Let's have dialogue. So they were kinda stingy with their dialogue. Even when they moved into the sound era, which really helped them a lot because it made them keep doing what they were doing. So well, ready. The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant it seems like they're doing it for the first time, and you know, that some of these routines like the double door routine, you mentioned in our movie where we keep missing each other going out one door coming out of this to like a waiting room in a railway station the way we did it on stage. And in order to get that comedy to look. Right. So it just looks like we're just accidentally missing each other fifteen times in a row in order to do that requires this diligence with the timing. And it's almost like a ballet or a piece of music that you're playing when you're doing it because what looks like very nonchalant just kind of like normal human behavior from the outside inside a Stephen is going five four three two turn, wait two three turn. Right. So it's almost like this choreographed thing in our mind. Did you guys know each other before him because, you know, just as, you know, standing Ali kind of worked together all those years, you really must've had develop a close relationship on this thing we were in a similar position as standing all. When we started like we were accomplished performers in our own, right? We knew each other a little bit. And we were told by producer come on boys come up with an act. You know, we have the luxury of. Copying or being inspired by the actual work of laurel and hardy, but it was really interesting that part of it was very interesting. What it takes to create chemistry with someone what it takes to create an act, and what it takes to find a shared sense of humor about things you really get to know someone very well when you like, well, if I repeat that one more time is that funny or do I wait a beat? And then say it again is that funny when you go back and forth with each other about these little details is when you really discover like, oh, this is what makes him laugh. You know, you get to know each other and. And that's the kind of beautiful back story of of the time period that we set our film in in one thousand nine hundred eighty three was the last theatrical tour that these guys did because they couldn't get money in Hollywood anymore. They weren't getting any work in the movie business. So they started doing these theatrical tours just in order to connect with audiences and make some cash, and they both said that in their heyday when they were making other films when they were the most popular film stars in the world for about five years there. They didn't really know each other. So well as people because they were very different personalities. Stan was like a workaholic who loved to just right, right? Right, right, and editing editing constantly think about the actor how to refine it and Oliver worked very hard when he was at work. But as soon as the work was over he would be off golfing or going to great restaurants with friends or whatever in wine women and song was kind of Oliver's life where the race track. You know, he he loved to gamble. So they didn't spend a lot of personal time together when they were in their heyday. But when they were old men and win they're looking back on their lives, and they were trying to like still make it. They did these theatrical tours where they were in every train car every hotel room every backstage together all the time. And they both said like that is when they learned to love the other man, you know, as a person as a human being as opposed to component in the act. You had to be a fat guy. This movie mean you had to go through a lot to get the physical look of Oliver hardy, and I got to say, it's pretty remarkable. Because you don't look like a guy wearing a fat suit. You really look like a fat guy. I mean, you know, your hands are beefy, and what was the physical transformation? Would it consists of? You know, the truth is I thought of myself as looking very different than Oliver when I started this process, and that was one of the things I was really nervous about I said, I don't want to be some bad makeup job. Or like, you said it looks like some guy in a fat suit. Like, I really I really want this movie feel very very human in real. So that transformation? Yeah. That was one of the first things that was like it was almost like a door being opened for me when I saw the mockups of the computer new, they do these computer generated kinda mockups of what the makeup will look like right before they actually do it. And when I saw the first mockup from Mark. Julia who's like an hour. Award winning prosthetic makeup designer when I saw those pictures, I thought wow. Maybe I can do this. Maybe I can because I will look like the guy. I know that now and get your movements your either your facial movements. You had this thing. Right. I mean. Yeah, I had to wear this cooling suit underneath it. Which is like a t shirt filled with plastic tubes? And then you plug those tubes into like a cooler with a pump in it that has is water in it, and it's cycles ice water all around your body in the inside of the suit. Look, I've never done hard drugs. But I have I have a feeling that it feels a little bit like that cooling sued coming on, you know, after you've done that way out west answer a few times in that thatt's even the makeup you plug that thing in it was like. And it was literally keeping me alive because you know, if you work that hard, and your that covered up your body will get heat stroke in you'll just shut down. So that cooling suit really saved my life. But no, I didn't restrict my movements at all. Actually. In fact, I had them add weight to the inside of that foam suit that I was in. So that I would always have an awareness of what how was carrying, you know, you know, I'll just say that. I mean, I looked at a little bit of the old laurel and hardy film way out west, and I'm looking and I'm looking at Oliver hardy, and I looked at his face said man that guy really does look like John C Reilly. So I don't know about. Yeah. No, it you really do nail it. There's also the voice, you know. It's interesting that Steve Coogan who plays STAN laurel actually has a very naturally deep voice. I mean, he's sort of an impressionist by trade in parties. And after Steve is a virtuosic impressions horrific to add it, and I'm wondering and. Manages to hit that higher. Register that STAN laurel in in his dialogue. Did you have to work on Oliver Hardy's voice? Yeah. I'll had a very interesting voice. It's funny because the two of them, you know, STAN laurel from Austin England the north of England, and and an Oliver was from Georgia here in America. So it's almost like stands English accent rubbed off. An Auburn offers American American accent rubbed off on STAN Kostanic lives in America for a long time. Yeah. Oliver's accent was really an interesting one for that reason, you know, he would say girls for girls girls, this kind of southern gentleman kind of thing because that's the way he was raised. But then he went up to New York when he started his career, and then eventually out in Hollywood, and he had this sort of. It was interesting his voice cause in a way. It's part of the act in a way, Oliver hardy was his characters MO was he was always aspiring to a station higher than himself. Right at first glance. It looks like he's dressed in this formal clothes. And then you when you look at the close up close like wait, there's a patch on the pants and the jacket is missing a button. And you realize like that was part of the essential quality of their act was Oliver being very proper and formal, and please forgive my friend and Stanley was always making mistakes. It's kind of a worldview led me to the accent. Because Oliver's worldview was was that of a romantic when things go wrong. It was always in reaction to what he the way. He wanted things to be. Why don't you do something to help me? You know, he would get frustrated when when the world wasn't this romantic ideal that he was aspiring to right here? He's saddled with this idiotic best friend. John C Reilly stars with Steve Coogan in the new film. Stan and Ollie. We'll continue our conversation. After a short break. This is fresh air..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on KQED Radio

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11:03 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Cloudy with showers likely. Throughout the day today or expecting high temperatures this afternoon, it'll be in the fifties. And we can look forward to easterly winds between ten and thirty miles per hour. Those winds with us through tonight along with a chance of showers this evening, more shower activity likely after midnight, but for overnight lows in the forties. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies infra Terry gross. Who's off this week? Our guest today. John C Reilly earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance in the new film. Stan and Ollie about the comedy duo laurel and hardy last year Riley earned critical acclaim for his role with Joaquin Phoenix in the western the sisters brothers Riley's appeared in more than seventy films including boogie nights. Magnolia chicago. Talladega nights walk hard. The Dewey Cox story and stepbrothers for standing Ali Riley had to wear a heavy prosthetics to play the two hundred eighty pound Oliver hardy, the film explores Hardee's relationship with his partner STAN laurel in their older years as laurel and hardy tried to revive their sagging career with the stage show tour in England. Here's a scene from late in the film when they finally had a successful performance in London there backstage after the show with people waiting for them downstairs at a party, but they start working on ideas for scene for. Their next movie. Steve Coogan play STAN laurel John C Reilly as Oliver hardy speaks I blind. That Robin Hood has about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor gag this somewhere. The guy's gonna waiting for his downstairs definitely wants to be these people who has charity mind about them. They're not going anywhere. We just need to work through this just a little bit more. Hey, one is Muffin coming to see the show. He didn't say he should have been here tonight. When big tonight that was a graduate. Wasn't it? How about this? How about we tell Robin Hood? You've got it all wrong, you ought to steal from the poor and giving something. All right. How about this tap you on the show that I say? Ali. I got an idea. How about we give to the poor stealing from the poll that way, we cut out the middleman? That's it. All right from the rich to give to the poor. Whoever heard of such a ridiculous. I it's communism. Well, John C Reilly. Welcome back to fresh air. Congratulations on the film, and you're a Golden Globe nomination. Thank you very much. Good to be back. I watched laurel and hardy movies as a kid on television. This is a kind of a physical comedy that. I guess is a holdover in part from the silent era, which their careers overlapped with. It's not yet slapstick, exactly. But it struck me that watching you and Coogan doing their some of their routines that required an awful lot of careful timing. I mean, like, there's you know a bit with two doors where you're trying to find each other to train station and managed to miss each other talk a little bit about getting that kind of comedy to work. That is the really interesting part of of the story of laurel. And hardy is that they started as silent comedians in the silent era, and when the movie business transitioned into the sound era. It left a lot of people behind STAN laurel actually, specifically talked about this transition. He said, no a lot of performers who were silent performers when they got the chance to speak on film. You know, a lot of those filmmakers would fill the movies with dialogue from beginning to end because everyone was so excited about being able to talk on film, and STAN Laura's thought very wisely thought, you know, what we're doing this silenced of very well. Let's throw out the baby with the bathwater. Let's try to keep doing what we do. Really? Well, and and we're dialogue will enhance what we're doing. Let's have dialogue. And so they were kinda stingy with their dialogue, even when they moved into the sound era, which really helped them a lot because it made them keep doing what they were doing. So. Well, all ready. The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant it seems like they're doing it for the first time, and you know, that some of these routines like the double door routine you mentioned in our movie where we keep missing. Each other going out one door coming out of this to like a waiting room in a railway station is the way we did it on stage. And in order to get that comedy to look. Right. So it just looks like we're just accidentally missing each other fifteen times in a row in order to do that requires this diligence with the timing. And it's almost like a ballet or a piece of music that you're playing when you're doing it is what looks like very nonchalant. Just kind of like normal human behavior from the outside inside. The Stephen is going five four three two turn wait two three turn. Right. So it's almost like this choreographed thing in our mind. Did you guys know each other before him because, you know, just as you know, standing Ali kind of worked together all those years. You really must have had developed a close relationship on this thing we were in a similar position as Dan Ali. When we started like we were accomplished performers in our own, right? We knew each other a little bit. And we were told by producer come on boys come up with an act. You know, we have the luxury of. Copying or being inspired by the actual work of laurel and hardy, but it was really interesting that part of it was very interesting. What it takes to create chemistry with someone what it takes to create an act, and what it takes to find a shared sense of humor about things you really get to know someone very well when you like, well, if I repeat that one more time is that funny or do I wait a beat? And then say it again is that funny when you go back and forth with each other about these little details is when you really discover like, oh, this is what makes him laugh. You know, you get to know each other and. And that's the kind of beautiful back story of of the time period that we set our film in in one thousand nine hundred three was the last theatrical tour that these guys did because they couldn't get money in Hollywood anymore. They weren't getting any work in the movie business. So they started doing these theatrical tours just in order to connect with and make some cash, and they both said that in their heyday when they were making other films when they were the most popular film stars in the world for about five years there. They didn't really know each other. So well as people because they were very different personalities. Stan was like a workaholic who loved to just right, right? Right, right, and an editing editing constantly think about the actor how to refine it and Oliver worked very hard when he was at work. But as soon as the work was over he would be off golfing or going to great restaurants with friends or whatever in wine women and song was kind of Oliver's life where the race track. You know, he's. He loved to gamble. So they didn't spend a lot of personal time together when they were in their heyday. But when they were old men, and when they're looking back on their lives, and they were trying to like still make it. They did these theatrical tours where they were in every train car every hotel room every backstage together all the time. And they both said like that is when they learned to love the other man, you know, as a person as a human being as opposed to a component in the act. You had to be a fat guy this movie and being you had to go through a lot to get the physical look of Oliver hardy, and I got to say, it's pretty remarkable. Because you don't look like a guy wearing a fat suit. You really look like a fat guy. I mean, you know, your hands are beefy, and what was the physical transformation? Would it consists of you know, the truth is I thought of myself as looking very different than Oliver when I started this process, and that was one of the things that I was really nervous about I said, I don't want to be some bad makeup job or. Like, you said it looks like some guy in a fat suit. Like, I really I really want this movie feel very very human in real. So that transformation? Yeah. That was one of the first things that was like, it was almost like a door being opened for me when I saw the mockups of the computer nearly they do these computer generated kinda mockups of what the makeup will look like before they actually do it. And when I saw the first mockup from Mark. Julia who's like an hour an award-winning prosthetic makeup designer when I saw those pictures, I thought wow. Maybe I can do this. Maybe I can because I will look like the guy I know that now and restrict your movements your either your facial movements. You had dancing this thing. Right. I mean, I had to wear this cooling suit underneath it, which was like a shirt filled with plastic tubes. And then you plug those tubes into like a cooler with a pump in it that has ice water in it, and it's cycles ice water all around your body and the inside of the suit. Look, I've never done hard drugs. But I have I have a feeling that it feels a little bit like that cooling sued coming on after you've done that way out west dance a few times in that fats in the makeup, you plug that thing in it was like. And it was literally keeping me alive because if you work that hard and your that covered up your body will get heat stroke, and you'll just shut down. So that cooling suit really saved my life. But now it didn't restrict my movements at all. Actually. In fact, I had them add weight to the inside of that foam suit that I was in. So that I would always have an awareness of what how is carrying, you know, you know, I'll just say that I looked at a little bit of the old laurel and hardy film way out west, and I'm looking and I'm looking at Oliver hardy, and I looked at his face Simpson man that guy really does look like John C Reilly. I don't know about. Yeah. No, it you really do nail it. There's also the voice, you know. It's interesting that Steve Coogan who plays. Stan laurel actually has a very naturally deep voice. I mean, he's sort of an impressionist by trade in parties. An acronym. Steve is a virtuosic impression horrific at to add it and I'm wondering and he manages to hit that higher. Register that STAN laurel hat in in his dialogue. Did you have to work on Oliver Hardy's voice? Yeah. I'll had a very interesting voice. It's funny because the two of them, you know, STAN laurel was from Ulverston England the north of England and and Oliver was from Georgia here in America. So it's almost like stands English accent rubbed off. An Auburn offers.

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12:14 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies infra Terry gross. Who's off this week? Our guest today. John C Reilly earned a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance in the new film. Stan and Ollie about the comedy duo laurel and hardy last year Riley earned critical acclaim for his role with Joaquin Phoenix in the western the sisters brothers Riley's appeared in more than seventy films including boogie nights. Magnolia chicago. Talladega nights walk hard, the Dewey Cox story and stepbrothers for standing Ali Riley had to wear a heavy prosthetics to play the two hundred eighty pound Oliver hardy, the film explores Hardee's relationship with his partner STAN laurel in their older years as laurel and hardy tried to revive their sagging career with the stage show tour in England. Here's a scene from late in the film when they finally had a successful performance in London there backstage after the show with people waiting. For them downstairs at a party. But they start working on ideas for seen for their next movie. Steve Coogan plays. Stan laurel John C Reilly as Oliver hardy speaks I blind. That Robin Hood has about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Gag there somewhere. The goes gonna be waiting for his downstairs, definitely wants to be these people charity mind about them. They're not going anywhere. We just need to work through this just a little bit more. Hey one is Muffin. Come to see the show. He didn't say he should have been here tonight. When big tonight that was a graduate. Wasn't it? How about this about we tell Robin Hood? You've got it all wrong, you ought to steal from the poor and giving something that's not bad. Is it? How about this? Tap you on the show that I say. I got an idea. How 'bout we get to the poor stealing from the poll that way, we cut out the middleman? That's it. All dealing from the rich to give to the poor. Ever heard of such ridiculous. I it's communism. John C Reilly. Welcome back to fresh air. Congratulations on the film, and your Golden Globe nomination. Thank you very much. Good to be back. I watched laurel and hardy movies as a kid on television. This is a kind of a physical comedy that. I guess is a holdover in part from the silent era, which their careers overlapped with. It's not slapstick. Exactly. But it struck me that watching you and Coogan doing their some of their routines that it required. An awful lot of careful timing. I mean, like there's a bit with two doors where you're trying to find each other to train station and managed to miss each other talk a little bit about getting that kind of comedy to work. That is the really interesting part of of the story of laurel. And hardy is that they started as silent comedians in the silent era, and when the movie business transitioned into the sound era. It left a lot of people behind. Stan laurel actually, specifically talked about this transition. He said, no a lot of performers who were silent performers when they got the chance to speak on film. You know, a lot of those filmmakers would fill the movies with dialogue from beginning to end because everyone was so excited about being able to talk on film, and STAN laurel thought very wisely thought, you know, what we're doing this silenced of very well. Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Let's try to keep doing what we do. Really? Well, and and we're dialogue will enhance what we're doing. Let's have dialogue. So they were kinda stingy with their dialogue. Even when they moved into the sound era, which really helped them a lot because it made them keep doing what they were doing. So. Well, all ready. The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant it seems like they're doing it for the first time, and you know, that some of these routines like the double door routine, you mentioned in our movie where we keep missing each other going out one door coming out of this. Like a waiting room, and a railway station the way we did it on stage. And in order to get that comedy to look. Right. So just looks like we're just accidents missing each other fifteen times in a row in order to do that requires this diligence with the timing. And it's almost like a ballet or a piece of music that you're playing when you're doing it because what looks like very nonchalant just kind of like normal human behavior from the outside inside. Steve is going five four three two turn wait two three turn. Right. So it's almost like this choreographed thing in our mind. Did you guys know each other before him because, you know, just as you know, standing Ali kind of worked together all those years. You really must've had developing a close relationship on this thing we were in a similar position as standing Ali when we started like we were accomplished performers in our own, right? We knew each other a little bit. And we were told by a producer come on boys come up with an act. You know, we have the luxury of. Copying or being inspired by the actual work of laurel and hardy, but it was really interesting that part of it was very interesting. What it takes to create chemistry with someone what it takes to create an act, and what it takes to find a shared sense of humor about things you really get to know someone very well when you like, well, if I repeat that one more time is that funny or do I wait a beat? And then say it again is that funny when you go back and forth with each other about these little details is when you really discover like, oh, this is what makes him laugh. You know, you get to know each other and. And that's the kind of beautiful back story of of of the time period that we set our film in in one thousand nine hundred ninety three was the last theatrical tour that these guys did because they couldn't get money in Hollywood anymore. They weren't getting any work in the movie business. So they started doing these theatrical tours just an order to connect with audiences and make some cash, and they both said that in their heyday when they were making other films when they were the most popular film stars in the world for about five years there. They didn't really know each other. So well as people because they were very different personalities. Stan was like a workaholic who loved to just right, right? Right. Right. And an edit and editing constantly think about the act how to refine it and Oliver worked very hard when he was at work. But as soon as the work was over he would be off golfing or going to great restaurants with friends or whatever in wine women and song was kind of Oliver's life or the race track. You know, he's he love. To gamble. So they didn't spend a lot of personal time together when they were in their heyday. But when they were old men and women they're looking back on their lives, and they were trying to like still make it. They did these theatrical tours where they were in every train car every hotel room every backstage together all the time. And they both said like that is when they learned to love the other man, you know, as a person as a human being as opposed to a component in the act. You had to be a fat guy this movie. I mean, you had to go through a lot to get the physical look of Oliver hardy, and I got to say, it's pretty remarkable. Because you don't look like a guy wearing a fat suit. You really look like a fat guy. I mean, you know, your hands are beefy, and what was the physical transformation? Would it consists of you know, the truth is I thought of myself as looking very different than Oliver when I started this process, and that was one of the things that I was really nervous about I said, I don't want to be some bad makeup job or. Like, you said it looks like some guy in a fat suit. Like, I really I really want this movie feel very very human and real. So that transformation? Yeah. That was one of the first things that was like it was almost like a door being opened for me when I saw the mockups of the computer near they do these computer generated kinda mockups of what the makeup will look like before they actually do it. And when I saw the first mockup from Mark. Julia who's like an hour. An award winning prosthetic makeup designer when I saw those pictures I thought, wow, maybe I can do this. Maybe I can because I will look like the guy I know that now and restrict your movements your either your facial movements you dancing this thing. Right. I mean, I had to wear this cooling suit underneath in which is like a t shirt filled with plastic tubes. And then you plug those tubes into like a cooler with a pump in it that has ice water in it, and it's cycles ice water all around your body in the inside of the suit. Look, I've never done hard drugs. But I have I have a feeling that it feels a little bit like that cooling sued coming on after you've done that way out west answer few times in that that's in the makeup, you plug that thing in it was like. And it was literally keeping me alive because if you work that hard and your that covered up your body will get heat stroke in you'll just shut down. So that cooling suit really saved my life. But no, it didn't restrict my movements. At all. Actually. In fact, I had them add weight to the inside of that foam suit that I was in. So that I would always have an awareness of what how was carrying, you know, you know, I'll just say that. I mean, I looked at a little bit of the old laurel and hardy film way out west, and I'm looking and I'm looking at Oliver hardy, and I looked at his face and said man that guy really does look like John C Reilly. I don't know. Yeah. No, it you really do nail it. There's also the voice, you know. It's interesting that Steve Coogan who placed Dan laurel, actually has a very naturally deep voice. I mean, he's sort of an impressionist by trade in part. He's an acronym. Yes. Divas virtuosic impressions horrific at to add it and I'm wondering and he manages to hit that higher. Register that STAN laurel half in in his dialogue. Did you have to work on Oliver Hardy's voice? Yeah. I'll read a very interesting voice. It's funny because the two of them, you know, STAN laurel is from Overson England the north of England and an Oliver was from Georgia here in America. So it's almost like stands English accent rubbed off on Auburn offers American American accent rubbed off on STAN costano lives in America for a long time. Yeah. All accent was really interesting one for that reason, you know, he would say girls for girls girls, this kind of southern gentleman kind of thing because that's the way he was raised. But then he went up to New York when he started his career, and then eventually out in Hollywood, and he had this sort of. It was interesting his voice cause in a way. It's part of the act in a way already was his characters. MO was he was always aspiring to a station higher than himself. Right at first glance. It looks like he's dressed in this formal clothes. And then you when you look at the close up close like wait, there's a patch on the pants and the new the jacket is missing a button. And you realize like that was part of the essential quality of their act was Oliver being very proper and formal, and please forgive my friend and Stanley was the one always making mistakes. I dunno. It's kind of a world view led me to the accent. Because Oliver's worldview was was that of a romantic when things go wrong. It was always in reaction to what he the way. He wanted things to be. Why don't you do something to help me? You know, he would get frustrated when when the world wasn't this romantic ideal that he was aspiring to right here? He's saddled with this idiotic best friend. John C Reilly stars with Steve Coogan in the new film stand in Ali. We'll continue our conversation. After a short break. This is fresh air in nineteen seventy-one. Private Rosenthal was working in entry level job for the.

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"stan laurel" Discussed on TechtalkRadio

TechtalkRadio

02:31 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on TechtalkRadio

"Lemme I'm Andy Taylor. It's good to be back for the first of the year. We had a couple of best of looking backs over the. I mean, we gotta take breaks to you know, we can't be doing live shows every single week. So I know, you know, to, but if we were making Tyler Blevins money, oh do when to me, we we'd be doing a show every day. I'd move to Denver. You could because. No, I like it here. We don't I do love it here. We had snow the other day. Yeah. Unusually. Yeah. Welcome to. That's right. We get that up there. Now, we just got like two inches last. Let's see last week. Yeah. New Year's day. Was we got like two inches of it? Yeah. And it melted immediately. We so we were talking about movies. All right. And you get that's what you do when you get rainy snowy, weather, you go to movies, right? And you can watch it at home. Of course, the big movie. Everybody's talking about right now is a bird box Roberts. It's interesting though. It's not really A Roberts. Wait, no. Reached you and slap you. Sandra? Bullock. Sorry. Okay. I give us. All right. Yeah. I don't know. It was it was okay. Little unsettling at some parts, kind of a horror type film. It's more of a thriller than a horror. I guess. Yeah. You don't know. You know, what it reminded me of remember the movie the happening with Marky, Mark? No, Mark Wahlberg. Yeah. No. Yeah. But just kind of ride just unsettling like this is terrible that kind of thing. So I don't know. But everybody talking about that movie. But the one that I saw and I hope you've seen it that. I really loved is. Ralph breaks the internet. Tell me you saw that. I saw it a few didn't see it. Did you know? I haven't even seen reckon Ralph you I didn't either. I see. So I watch Ralph breaks internet only, it's so awesome. Because it's like video game characters from the eighties. Sure. Streetfighter and others. You have missed packed band. Pacman all these characters from the game in the movie it's like who framed Roger rabbit, but instead of cartoon characters it's video game characters. It just it was such a fun movie. Johnny Riley is great. I can't wait to see him and standing all the movie about STAN laurel and Oliver hardy. Gal gadoe does a voice in it. Sarah Silverman is voiced a little girl. She's great in it. The C three PO Anthony gang..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

03:38 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"Yes. Hurrah. Dragon. And then finally we have some news from the vision and the scarlet which TV show, which is going to be part of the Disney plus streaming service, which launches I keep saying next year. But we're now in January of this year, it'll be launching later this year, and it will feature Paul Betty unlisted Olsen. They will be back as vision and wonder maximum, of course, doesn't mean that's a spoiler for offenders and game, or what may happen in film or what may happen afterwards. Kupa prequel could be going shopping for sweaters. We don't know. What do you think could be wonder watching vision deep Ryan his Kabaya? It could be a sort of it could be a sort of queer eye special. But with vision instead of five. Yeah. And he'd just be explained. Everyone hardware, sweaters and Ascot's. I think it'd be great. That'd be lovely. Wouldn't it be? We would probably generally watch. Anyway, it's going new show runner are just Showrunner, and is Jack Shafer who is a co writer of captain marvel and think Seoul writer on the black. Quito movie which is in development over at more studios as well. So she is going to oversee that eight part show exciting times. Brian we done. Should we have another guest in? Okay. Okay. Let's do it custom. Dictates must have a second-guessed. And our second guest is again, a BAFTA nominee freshly, minted BAFTA nominee and quite rightly so for he is fantastic in STAN and Ollie as STAN laurel, it is the brilliant. Steve Coogan, you'll know him. What's the thing? You'll know him from all loose shows. Alan Partridge, let James love so much. Kuchen is fantastic Innis and had a bit of a blast Chen. Tim today about that about working with role of Brighton for the fourth series of the trip coming up as well. Little bit about that as well doing Julian impressions, we didn't do that though. You'll be glad to know and talking about all sorts of other stuff as well. So do please enjoy delighted to be joined the podcast by Lee BAFTA nominated star of standing Ali, Steve Coogan Horry, sir. I'm very Wilson Q. Good. Good. Good. Congratulations. Thanks. Yes. It's very very nice to be better than a kick in seats as. So it usually we'll get up on a Wednesday morning with someone kicking unity or. About the old days. Yes. So I it's very very nice. You know, you work hard on something. And I feel slightly all John Mike compatriot in this film is overlooked on this Cajun, but but he received Golden Globes nomination. I didn't so. Okay. So he gloat when he got a Golden Globe. And you didn't know the reverse he sort of was very apologetic. But of course, delighted. Now, it's a him. So congratulations to the performance. It's a fantastic performance. And it would have been easy. I guess to just mimic STAN laurel, you are natural born mimic. We was in plenty of evidence that over the years, but you bring an inner life to him as well. Well, thank you. That's the that's the key thing. You know, mimicry something is a wonderful thing. But it's just a it's a skill. It's a it's a skill. And it's is not an end in itself is a good tool to have in your bag is where you start funny enough. Yes, sometimes it is not really supposed to say as Nazis Priscilla you start with do research. And you if you're playing for you, it's going to live like a Trump five weeks, if you're doing this kind of film would've end yet to so stop in the inside outs..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast

04:28 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast

"But what do you do? I was just they what a different level, I was lack home speak to them. Stop crying. So as amazing next time. Yeah. When of seen stunning oily amid more munition to go over this time took it of stunning long. Another name on behalf of Jones Riley, John was at the Golden Globes and Dick Van Dyke came up to him. And he said, I knew STAN laurel, and I've seen a movie, and I cried at the end of this film, and John was just all my good. If completely go smart. Yeah. The he of this, you know, and it's been it's been lovely see reaction on Twitter to Mark Hamill who an OB favor the readers empire. He he was a huge laurel and hardy fun, and he tweeted a couple of days ago. He said there should this is the one of the best bioethics scene. Yeah. Yeah. Really? That's that's a bold statement. Mark, you know. But lovely lovely to read. Chris, you know, is such a it's a lovely film. The it really nails then amick isn't the right word thing for their partnership because there was something about their friendship. It was so easy going. It is tested the film. We won't give too much, you know, this historical, but there is conflict. There is a little bit of you know, there was a moment where they had to go through a bit of a crucible. But otherwise, I think you really captured this this wonderful sense of a friendship that's near in its natural end, and the sort of the wistfulness of latte, and I think are huge shock for anybody. Saw filth. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, you know, what was one of the nicest things Chris right was when it was announced that I was going to do Stein. And only Lovie low of eyebrows raise. What the fuck is this going to be like? Yeah. And those are Colin the times too. Quite pray. Scathing of brutal in Thames. This is probably going to be. Well, what's it gonna is? It gonna be like laurel and hardy doing cook and crossdressing over. And and and it scares me when I read X thought, focus what people are thinking. But I kept I cut the article out and kept it is inspiration not to mess things up. Yeah. And the sim journalist gave us a five star of unit teams on and it was it was brilliant, and I contacted him. And I said here said thought is. A lot of spec for you. Because the easiest thing for you. Do was going. Yeah. Told you so told us. Yeah. And he he he did the other thing, you know. So I can't remember waste talking about. But it was a conscious decision to do to do something. It was a million miles away from felt because if I do another movie like up, that's me. Yeah. And that's all I'm gonna get and now only gonna kiss pigs, and you know, and it's too often sense. L ready? I'm getting all these oh good. He would go for. So for next one. I'm looking for something completely different. I'm talking to a thankless doing something him, really. It's a really cool idea. Heme basically plan a Kornmann who's Trump? Possum ceelo leprechaun? It sounds. It. Sounds ridiculous. Right. And it sounds good as that's going to be like L, and it's not it's actually quite edgy. Yeah. Hopefully, we'll get the script writing can shoot this year is a call by chance leprechaun. Nobody welby. No. And i'm. No, it's cold the the leprechaun. No. It's called lucky day. Okay. Lucky? That's what it's called moment. Whether it's whether it remains not that's going to be cool. I love pizza. You know, he's he's such a cool guy. And and very funny. Very smart in deserves all the success of medics seeing the lost season game your game of thrones. I double as he told you what happens yet? Yes. Hell hell, no way. No way. No. I don't want to know. I want to watch and see though, he he's vacantly caught not they're all I mean, not so real tight club. They don't don't tell anybody. You know? I wish all the best one. But with the, but with styling only very much, it was this something that you sought out specifically how did they come about enough? No. It was I've been a fine of there since I was a kid, but I hadn't thought for years and years and years and the time Feltus released Philomina was released Sam tame at fucked. It was an empire wars Finlay enough..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:15 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Lower moments. Yes. Conversations like that. This is kind of an interesting story because the there was a moment. How roads of course, was the great silent film producer when talkies started. He continued on but not the kind of success, exactly. And. Stan laurel came over with Charlie Chaplin. Yes, they goes all the way that that far back. Do they go back in that talk a little bit about that? And Danny Huston plays. Hal Roach was kinda great. Because Danny Huston is Anjelica. Huston his half brother in the grandson of Walter. Huston Rasa from Hollywood royalty and he plays. How Roach the studio had in this film. It's a pretty cool thing. The story of of how he came over. They were in the theater in Chandler in the theater together. And then they came over to the United States. They barnstorm. The United States doing doing stuff. And then it it and chaplain stopped here in Chicago made some movies. Yeah. In nineteen fifteen and then went out to Hollywood, obviously. And then went and did his thing. And and I think that the reason that laurel and hardy became such that how works really wanted to invest in him because that style at pratfall style of comedy that that the Brits had brought over from there from vaudeville hair. Here was really working on film more. So than the American actors are working exactly one of the sweetest things about their partnership. Oliver hardy died I'm going to see in the mid fifties. And Unsan Laura lived about ten years longer. He was offered roles and some of those like, you know, it's a mad mad mad world type things, but he didn't want to do it. But for the ten years after Oliver hardy died until STAN laurel died, STAN laurel kept writing skits and films for laurel and hardy just to kind of keep the memory of their partnership alive into kind of knowing obviously his partner was gone, but he kept writing material for them to rally. Is he up for? Be nominated for an Oscar that was the thing about this film. You know, they put it out there late December just coming to Chicago. Now thinking, maybe it get some awards buzz. But it doesn't seem to be getting that. Although the acting is that caliber it's just such a kind of an under the radar subject matter and their performances are great. But you know, I think the ship has sailed in terms of nomination maybe makeup and hairstyling though, great make up great. I will say because you know, you know, so much even if you barely know those guys are the first time you see John z like, oh my gosh. Look at that. And then you forget about it because he's so good. I like him to Nicole Kidman to for coming up here. Yes. Cole Kim is battling herself this weekend at the box office. Yes, we'll talk about that. After we find out from Kim. What's coming up at the bottom of the hour from the WGN newsroom is President Trump getting closer to declaring a national emergency to get his border wall. Yes, dancers that. Yes. The Eisenhower is about fifty minutes. Three ninety to the old post office with slowest traffic starting at Sacramento on the outbound trip is just about thirty six. The Stevenson is finally starting to recover. It's about forty four minutes now in both directions between lake shore drive in three fifty five. Four personalized traffic on demand. Get the Traffix Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts of team hockberg just search T R A F F I actually cargo. I'm Violeta podrumedic, WGN traffic central Saturday night..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

03:58 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

"And putting on TV, and and always be like, Lauren hardy film on love watching them as six seven year own my late grandfather was massively into them. And when we'd go around his house as a way to kind of pacify us, he would put films like way out west and the music box on for us to watch and they are films that have kind of grow. I've grown up with the definitely have as fund place in the archives of my memory and have less recall of the details of the film that I do of myself, and my brother like crying with laughter and falling off the sofa watching them. There's a bit in way out west where like. Stan Puls all these head up from some flow balls in his neck stretches in this kind of very sort of crunchy early special effect is absolutely just like just thinking about it. Now if I wasn't so ill. I would be like. Embarrassing myself laughing now, but like this film is kind of it takes this varies of maudlin soppy sentimental route of trying to look a period in their life where they were kind of past their best. They coulda chemistry was a little bit kind of uncontracted trated, I guess and and in the center, you just got Steve Coogan as STAN laurel and John C Reilly Oliver hardy. I didn't really buy that performances that just both varies studied imitations too and more. So which is strange because he has been nominated for a BAFTA found his performance supremacy irritating and and very of try hard. It was a film that if felt like they'd fed the command win BAFTA into filmmaking computer program, and this is this of the product that's come out. It's called that's very soft edged off. Oh, Casse feel to it. Just left me limp. It's funny because it's has a couple of threads around to the most feel like it could be an episode of you must remember this the golden age of Hollywood podcast talks about contract players and how Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton own their own films material. So they could shop around they could make a lot of money. They could retain the rights and have pension for life, Lauren. How'd you didn't have they contract is they were nothing without each other without contracting with Hal Roach. And then later on. On the fact that they're still doing this into the sixties musicals to drilling audiences to begin with shows that there was no safety net. Even though he could be a household name throughout the world. But it is this odd the. The. Always wished the film was more interested in then. Instead, you you have a kind of manager figure who's this very comic Machiavellian stereotype of chiseling them out of pennies, and you know, running rings around them. And yet it's just that carries. Have for me was like could have made the film so much more interesting. If it was actually a real proper carrot rather than just this very lazy kind of comic relief almost semi. Did you find this entertaining? Lazy? Interesting anything actually quite liked the film. I think I'm in a minority on this is I'm surprised that most people do like the film. I don't have a particular kind of relationship to laurel and hardy my grandma really liked it. So I kind of remember sometimes watching these films on TV when we'd go to her house with my cousins. But I mean, I don't have a particular nostalgia for it said pops my entry point is slightly different. And I guess. I didn't really know too much about their lives and also like I should add. This is exactly not my kind of movie. I don't really care about these period drama factory style by picks. So everything was teed up for me to hate it. And you know, I went to this week..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on Truth and Movies: A Little White Lies Podcast

"This week on truth and movies. It's another fine mess hardy in the affectionate comedy tributes down Ali I've never getting married again. And just going to find the woman, I don't like firehouse here nightly stars in the human bio bio-pic collapse. I believe when he based quoting impart on school days. Yes, I think I had something to contribute. Kind of film clip. Steve Coogan, the unlikely music mogul Tony Wilson in the Manchester music epic twenty four hour party people this -tendance the bigger history. So a twelve people last Sopa. Hospitals that kissing hold Archimedes on his own in the buff coming up and truth and movies, white lies podcast. Yes. Mike alita here in the host chair says in cross from David Jenkins. White lies. David and welcome back Simone, Hans film critic for the observer good morning. Well, we recording this in the morning of the BAFTA nominations being announced an annual early morning for the prestige film industry, even early morning with the American film industry. Do we have any big snubs big reactions to the bathroom? No so far. Well, the best film list is is quite weird. I'm thanking it's the favorite Greenberg. Black klansman stars. Rogue owners stars stars born which it seems odd missing from that thing. Not what's missing what shouldn't be. There is correct question. Why why is green book there? And what does it mean for the us IRS seems to be coming? The you know, one of the favorites in this conversation this year after Golden Globes over the weekend. Yeah. I suppose they, but I'm reminded of a tweet the friend of the poet Charline tweeted about this. And I still think it's funny. I only have one thing to say about the Oscars, and it's actually about the buffed does or caps. If a British film wins best film than by definition. It should also win best British foam. Exactly. So that way. No. But I guess the big snub is is Lynne Ramsay for you never really here, which is nominated for best bridge foam. But. I'm really sad that one of my favorite films have lost year. Leave no trace isn't on on in the mix scene for the film. Can you? Forgive me as well. It's got lots of notes for acting for Melissa McCarthy, enriched grant deserve it. I think, but I think Mario hell is direction is gray. And she's just not been in the conversation as much she should have been adapted screenplay as well as usual the performance categories screenplay. Kathy's seems to have some more interesting nominations. If street could talk about his screenplay nominated. They Regina king has been snubbed from supporting actress. We'll get onto today. But there's lots of people still love impersonations a as opposed to actually building a character from from scratch, but scratch made as they say in the food industry. I believe they certainly doing America. Yes. As you. I'm not even follow that one through. Willful through is this impersonations bit. Because pubescent film of a best actor stemming only including Steve Coogan playing STAN laurel of a what do you think of that? We'll see momentarily won't we any final comes in the Baptist. It's great since the spite of us is the best animated film and shoplifters is a pa- best foreign language film that might pigs. I'd probably say that Romer I'm big fan pleased to see that kind of dotted around everywhere. I will still be standing star is born and crossing my fingers fit. All if those people are standing for by me rep city. No, I'm not. And I'm actually, you know, not very happy about it being nominated for best British foam with Bryan singer listed in the brackets next to the nomination. It's not really a very good. Look notes. Notes, but let's chrome with what seems to be with Steve Coogan special festive. We have first new release the week. Just stan. Ali..

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"stan laurel" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

02:57 min | 3 years ago

"stan laurel" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"All right weds do this. How are you? What the fuckers what the fuck buddies? What the fuck Knicks. What's happening? How are you? Marc Maron here. You back at work. How's it going? I know right, right. You get relaxed. You get sort of into a different time sense. You get into a different groove e kind of get grounded in who you are and your identity in the world. And now, you're back. You're back at work making the adjustment. Check in the mount of emails everything. All right. You're gonna you're gonna be okay today to saying in there. You know, I guess this is life. We're all pretty excited. Right. Y'all got pretty excited. And now, we're what seven days into it. And I don't know why we fool ourselves every year. Maybe maybe it's just the ritual. Maybe we actually know in our hearts that. Yeah. It might be a little better. It might be a sign post of some kind. But really just another day. And now we're week into it. And we're back we're back at it. Maybe took that time to think about what would it be like if I didn't have to work. I think about that all the time, I'm constantly working. And I don't know how to really not work because I don't know about you. But I get about a ten days away. And then it's just a existential world pool of possibilities. None of them. Good. But welcome back. Welcome back to work, folks. What's have added today? Steve Coogan is on the show. Great gas, great guy and great movies in actually standing Ali with Steve playing STAN laurel and John C Reilly playing over hardy. I loved it. I fucking love that movie. I will recommend that. I recommend that movie. I I will. I am recommending the movie standing Ali got thought talking about it before I bring him on. I certainly we'll talk about it with with Steve. But I just. Thought it was beautiful little film really well acted and just beautifully shot. And I don't know man may I maybe I'm getting soft. I don't know. I just found it very touching. Maybe as a performer as somebody in the business, marginally I found STAN and Ollie to be a tremendous movie. Look, folks, we all put off doing things we know we need to do. Right. Like, what have I been putting off I need to get some rugs? For upstairs, I need to fix the light. And the upstairs bathroom, it'd be nice. If there was something on the wall in my bedroom. I could go on. I'm sure you could too because something always gets in the way of things we need to get done funny. How home security can be like that. You know? It's a good idea. But there's always something holding you back. Well, simply safe believes nothing should come between you and protecting your home. So they've gotten rid of the reasons not to get home security, for instance, there's no contract ever, no price markups for..

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