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Taika Waititi to Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Film
"A new Star Wars feature film and it is going to be co written and directed by one Mr Taika Waititi take it is he he just won the academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Joe Joe rabbit which he also directed and co starred in and he is probably most well known for directing Thor Ragnarok which of the Marvel cinematic universe is probably I mean it's it's potentially my favorite it's definitely the funniest yeah absolutely the funniest again absolutely that in some ways the most fun it did it took itself I always I always admired the the Hellboy films for this it took itself appropriately seriously right you know I like I like what movies do that particularly in the mall
"taika waititi" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"The people with special needs. They scapegoat everybody else the Communists and they create this imaginary new signifier the Fatherland Right which covers over those contradictions so you don't actually have to deal with the contradictions. So she says that. That's the logic of the obsessive. The logic of the of the obsessive that scapegoats the covers over the gaps. We might say that's the imaginary. And then he says in that's the logic of fascism version that that's what it does is it essentially is obsessive. It covers over. It gets obsessed with and it has to perpetually push aside the real truths of the contradictions that led to this economic depression that led to the the negative situations nations within the Society of Germany at that time in during the Inter war period. You know And they'd actually go back to obviously decades prior to that to the first World War and beyond even before that And then of course what you have then is Scarlett Johansson whose character is not the father. It's not the logic of the father and she's trying to say stop. Stop Your father's. She's not saying it in a mean way because she doesn't even have the heart to maybe even address. What's going on with the father? Is He a war deserter. Is he a traitor quote unquote to the Fatherland. But still her kind of like otherness. As being outside of that logic of the father. The logic of the obsessive it offers a different way of viewing the world. And I think there's something about about the feminine here that is really important and I don't know was. He raised by by a single mother or something like that Taika himself. Do we know because it feels like that like like I was raised by a single mother. I don't And so I kinda I get that you know like my father was still in the picture but I get that. They were very different in how they raised me. And there was like the logic of my father which was be a man be critical be analytical and then my mom is like being artist in. Let's go hang out at the theater here. My Gay Friends and my dad is like the conservative Christian. That's like no it's going to rub off on you kind of thing and you know my parents were never married so is able. I had like ninety percent mom ten percent of my dad and I kind of see that. What's about everyone? Second that and just to be clear. You're on this for for the listener. But in the Ladainian G Jackie and world when we're saying feminine and masculine it doesn't necessarily mean penis vagina a literal sense. We're talking about masculine and Feminine Logic. I maps on the film well but just so that's like an interesting. I have a two and of course works in this film. I think you're absolutely right But just in case anyone thought take that basic but yes. Oh so inspired Joe. Her character I think becomes the kind of. She's she's she's like the conceptual hero in this. Yeah Yeah Yeah and I think and not to deflate all the awesome stuff you said. And that's my dream to throw softball pitch. And have you hit a home run. But and I know we don't normally go down this road too much on podcasts. I just WANNA say as well. I thought I'm not the biggest scar Joe. Go ahead Loved her perform lover Yeah I thought it was great and going into it. You know a lot of ways. She was the emotional center of it. You're totally right that she was the one that offered this whole other logic like counter logic to the entire situation that built attention and then of course you talk about a a little bit. We don't have to I found the beginning of the third act when Joe Joe finds her hanging in the square a chilling and and really powerful heels right now. How's the economy? He's got chills. Right now Everything that set up to that that that scene we just thought that Joe Elsa made it out from the Gestapo. He's is in the square. He sees a butterfly and I thought the choice to just show her her shoes as well. What was was was great? Directing Really Gut Punch of a scene. I mean that's that's part of the film. I've no qualms about the. I'm a Joe Moscow fan. I'm a scar Joe Fan. Dan I do. I'm a scheduled fan. Not just because she's beautiful. I think I think as an actor she. She suffers from that thing that we get like Chris Evans has this problem to. They're so beautiful that it's hard for us to take them seriously and I think Brad Pitt had this for a really long time. And it wasn't until he got a little bit older it. The problem is he's still fucking gorgeous. But it's like but there's it's hard to take somebody like Chris Evans seriously because he's so beautiful but then he does snow piercer and he just puts on a hat in a beard and that's how they make him not as attractive right of any dirt on his face. And then you're like okay. He's talk to you. Know is that why yeah and then like but I think with scarborough to is that. She's so beautiful that it's hard sometimes for take her seriously because she's viewed as like a sex icon or something like that but actually I think she's really good do herself man. Did you guys watch watch marriage story. She came through hot. She's I don't mean physically. I mean her performance was awesome. She threw heat she she rightfully is now needed for our two academy awards barely in the fucking movie you know. But she's best best supporting for this one and hathaway one les MIS and Anne Hathaway is in like six minutes of Les Miz and she won so well and I also didn't really think our accident was that convey like like real accidental is no one gave a shit like I think the way in which like we got all the German music but a lot of different accents in this movie from like English with a German tinged full on English to like Sam Rockwell kind of sounded like I'll know drunk drunk person that was just listening to music is kind of like. Yeah totally totally totally. which so before we wrap up any any other thoughts on anything? We have not covered about this movie. That is burning a hole. When you're young non Nazi pro dancing hearts what's y'alls favorite What's our favorite Holocaust movie? Let's go around pianist over here. Wow that's good I'm GonNa go I think Is it son of Saul. Oh Yeah Yeah. That's a good pick. Yeah AH I don't know if I ever watch it again because it was such a intense Viewing experience but but I just really knocked me on my ass. So Yeah Austin Yeah Ah I'll say the ninth day it's German film with August deal And Alan it's brilliant. It's about a Catholic. The priest whose thrown into the camps. have either of. y'All seen the boy in the striped pyjamas. Yeah I was thinking about that too when you ask favorite. That's that that was the very powerful film. I don't know I love. I don't think it's like a one of the best holocaust films but in terms of fucking Gut Punch yod right and there's there's a French French movie that I am not I can't think of the name of a French movie about twelve years ago About a French Catholic priest that goes into through the camps is an act of solidarity and the the main actor is the guy that that Amalie falls in love with an anomaly And I'm embarrassed that I can't remember it and I'll think of it and I can. I'll I'll tweet about it later if anyone wants to see when I remember it so it's real quick a If someone this pops up on streaming someone has a free night. Do you think they should watch it. No Austin but fuck yes yes okay so we have a known fuck. Yes and I'm going to say yeah. Why not so? Take that for what. You Maya. There's other movies out there that I feel like you should wash instead. I mean if sure if you're out of your mind I watched this movie. You'll get something out of your if you're unemployed. If your grandparents started the NABISCO company they left you a ton of money. You're now independently rich with nothing to do. Be a fuck it watch it but also also send us some money go watch as instead. That's my recommendation. All of you people out there on the Internet Colorado spaces the movie to go see in the theaters right now. You'll don't read anything you'll you'll thank me what's great and then while we're giving people recommendations as always genuine shout out to everyone who calls everybody emails. We really let it. We read them all. We listened to him all You are a part of this podcast and I mean that genuinely even though it sounds like I'm being kind of silly it really mean that so if you want to call us the numbers one two one three five three four eight zero seven. I'll say that again. One two and three five three four eight eight oh seven and then because no one. You don't WanNa talk on the phone. It makes you uncomfortable. You probably want email so in that case you would have movies at wisecracked. Dot Co M. Noam Movies wisecracked Dot Co.. We got a lot a lot from last week. We have voicemails Galore. We've emails go. Are We. Do a whole separate podcast all the great stuff we got. I I WANNA start though. We do have a voice mail jumping back two weeks about a serious man. So let's start with that and we got a ton in nineteen seventy and stuff. We'll probably you have to summarize a lot of it. We're GONNA start with a voicemail from Jason. This is Jason podcast right now about The because we're talking about a serious serious man. I'm just curious what you think about In the book written by Robert McKee called story about screenwriting in Positive said the main character of any film has a a lie that they believe in they start out the film where they struggled throughout the Phil. Well getting over that lie that they that they have a peer belief in that they stay there. Conflict is dealing with that character lie that they ultimately either resolved by the end of the film. And they're no like heroes are able to become heroes because they get over that life but maybe there's also failure in two when they're unable to and maybe they're not even controls ally so so I don't know I find that interesting as far as story starts here goes for storytelling guested. That's yeah that's cool. That's a a very classic screenwriting book point what we think. How would we apply that the notion of the the main character having that lie they believe in too serious man? Austin you've got thoughts. I saw all your head moving. No I just John Troops as a script doctor who writes a lot about that as well and it's the idea that there's like a moral failure in the main character and that main character's journey through the process of self revelation at the very end is when they come to reconcile the fact that they were lying to themselves at that they did have that moral failure and then they overcome that and then now they're in a new world and they can never go back to the world as it was before because they've changed they no longer are lying to themselves at least in the same way maybe in other ways but that that's like a a key way so then my question is in serious man. What's the lie? What's the lie that he's telling himself is the Li- the the life it makes sense that there has to be understandable structure any? He refuses to give up the lie and he never has a moment of transformation nations ever has like the reversal of recognition. Never gets to overcome that. Maybe the lies just that he he just lives right is a good guy and is a serious man. He'll be a serious man and everything will be cool now. That's the lie you believe in God will reward allies. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah well well thank you Jason for bringing that up and glower call and if you if you didn't hear that we did serious man couple of weeks ago go listen to it. I'm so let's do. Oh there's so many nineteen seventeen voicemails. Let's see what Andrea say. Don't bans this is Andrew from Nebraska I saw thanks for all you do of all your products Certainly doing nothing. I just wanted to make a few comments about your recent pardon my about nineteen seventeen more more specifically about my interpretation of ribbons and some of the theme So when you guys talk about Scofield's how he doesn't really Needed or wanted you guys to me. It eighteen interpreted it as he's the kind of soldiers that We'd rather have a bottle of wine and a written but to me it seemed more of Scofield was the type of soldiers that has seen so much shit that this ridden is just a reminder of the horrific events that happened and maybe the friends that died Because a lot of times in in military soldiers with moved around around longer different squads and so maybe this is History that Blake has never seen with Scofield's why he didn't understand why he didn't like..
"taika waititi" Discussed on Red Man Laughing
"Transformation of movies in Hollywood and now I'm smiling again because it's such a good conversation but I'm also smiling again because God damn it. I agree with Jesse so here. It is congratulations. Taika for hope. Twenty twenty is just as good to you and your family. What a time to be alive. Your next filmmaker you have Tyco YTD and a whack of films from him as well. I mean is there. Is there anyone for right now? More busy than Taika. Our knees Allen e says always the most busy other than 'cause you know with Allah knees you can never if you ask her what she's working on. It's always a multiple answer to that one question and I have known her to not be making something and I've known her for Several decades at this point but yeah I eat is hard to say anyone had a better decade than Taika Waititi. He started this decade with boy. One of the I think really great indigenous films of the decade Incredibly sweet movie about a relationship between us a father and son and then he followed that up with maybe in terms of commercial importance the movie of his career. You know the movie that really made it all which is what we do in the shadows. The Larry Sort of mockumentary about Vampires Sofa which is how well and of course because that movie had special effects and was a hit it is as actually spawned the TV series which is shot in Canada. And it's fantastic Because of that that is why he got to make ultimately the movie will talk in a couple of movies about he folded with hunt for the wilder people again sort of a classic New Zealand. Taika Movie Funny Family Film and then of course we get into the big time when he makes thor Ragnarok the largest budget indigenous movie ever made and I call it indigenous. Yes because it's directed by indigenous fellow in but also Ryan. I don't think we will ever see as expensive. A blockbuster. Made that added. Heart is an anti colonial anti-capitalists message as we saw with four. You know this is a movie. A thor ragnarok which is entirely about colonialists. Yeah meeting thor coming to grips with the fact that he was told false history about how the great his great kingdom came to be and realizing that in order to reconcile he must literally allow it to be destroyed. I mean all Canadians should see this. Show all set L. colonial nation. The states should see this film and see it through the way we see it which is exactly as I described it. This movie led to the greatest backseat car conversations after screen. I've ever had with my children where we talked all about colonialism and Y for knew that he had to allow his his kingdom. Be destroyed and I for me. I never thought I would see anything approximating that movie at that budget made by Mar Disney perhaps the most capitalist of entertainment companies. We've ever known I don't know how he got all of that through if they didn't know what the movie was about how that works is the script was hidden from them but there it is and you know the fact that he's now making these. This is now is day. Job Making these mega movies. He's got a part in that star. Wars you know I think is unbelievable. And you know he made. He followed that up with again. A more personal film. Joe Joe Rabbit This this past year but it's hard to not see that the thor Ragnarok. The shadow of that film is going to loom huge on his career for all. I think all sorts of reasons. Frankly that's the movie that helps helps me. Keep that Black Panther those movies that helped me keep interested in marvel. Cinematic Universe at all. I think are are generally awful. You know are the ones that are bizarrely anti colonial which is winning votes. Are Thor Ragnarok and Black Panther which are movies that by all Industry Standards Ryan probably shouldn't exist lake right or at least not in their forum like that. They're so the fact that yeah. There's I just find them lovely. I love to embrace them. I watched both I. I've watched countless times because I still marveled that it exists in this way. I just I was also GONNA say Ryan. He also gave himself the best line in Thor Ragnarok. 'cause he plays in a in a scene. If you've known Taika for as long as I've known Taika that when Cork shows up you're going my God that's Tyco's are giant rock creature and the fact that he says I was going to start a revolution but I didn't print enough. Pamphlets is the most goddamn indigenous joke. I've ever heard in a marvel movie. I die laughing every time he says. That lime yeah. This was not meant to be a gust session about a marvel movie but I do think we need to claim that as one of ours just like we've claimed baby yoga and This if these folks can continue to work at Disney he'll take a an Ryan Kugler like some bizarrely. You'RE GONNA have this weird anti colonial space in the most colonial of companies and I am here for it every moment. People should know that we are not in the same room. We're recording this remotely and listening to you for the last nine minutes..
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"That character is that you start getting intimidated Eh. Because you know that he's he's the the machinery is going on his head and he's trying to figure things out and he's yeah he's he's he's very good screening. Is it true that you approached a few of the actors about the Hitler. All that it wasn't it wasn't something you had in your head from the beginning you were GonNa do it yourself. Try Approach are the actors. I didn't have. I didn't have the myself in mind for the role because I'm not the white I And I'm not a great actor bet also We put when I finished the script. We we send it out to a bunch of agents thousands and you can use some suggestions for someone who might want play this and they And our agents do the agency thing and they package up some ideas ideas and they send you the list of people that they have on the books and stuff At that point just when we look for people so Jemaine I got financing to make what we do in the shadows and so I went back New Zealand. We made that for two years then Dan. I got distracted again and win and made Hunt for the willow people two years then. I got the strength of the game for two years. The sixty s later a finally eh. A funny realize I haven't made that Gioja thing so Pulled it out of the drawn dusted and often in go around making and at that point CICHLID folks social had Head go the hands on the script and they go in touch with me in the very very keen on making it but they were pretty adamant that that they didn't want any sort of a taught styles playing saying that and they really encouraged me to do it. The sort of I think they felt like it was my film in my voice and even that character the way it was written this was inherently me So then I should be insulted him in. I realized that say she truly I. Didn't I feel you like this film would have suffered if it became like the sort of Y- so-and-so's star is playing Hitler. It would have been the Hitler film which is not. It's a film about some kids who are going to be growing up in in World War Two and about their relationship. And there's an imaginary Harry vision of Hitler that happens to be. We feels like a very backhanded compliment. But you excellent whole fishing for a very good imaginary Hitler. One thing that's become come quite prominent with the film is kind of description an anti hate satire which is on the posters. And so on. Where did that come from a really nice kind of way of summing up? Yeah it's what does this film is very hard to. It's hard to sum up in a few. Would try to sum up the tagline on the poster it's And also I feel like they are really any tag on that would feel comfortable having a poster. Want to read you. Yeah in a world turned upside down. You know like one boy finds the courage that to me seems kind of cheesy inch and it just seems like it's it's it's it's sort of disparately pleading with an audience to say. Please come and see this as just saying just labeling labeling it an anti headset come straight to the point and if you're not into that kind of thing then you don't have to see it. It's good because it's snappy and also makes the film feel topical which it is because there is a lot of hates the looting around especially on twitter these yes well that's right differently log onto the The Win Sich like came to me and said let's make this film. I mean so. This was like six years after I'd written and then that time. That's when we'd seen this resurgence of these neo Neo Nazi parties and this outright stuff in right wing factions spreading and hate groups and hate crimes rams and intolerance and more racism than I feel like I've ever seen in my life and and it's It's a very scary but also it's interesting that after six years the film's probably more relevant than ever. So it's probably a a good thing that I waited. But you could of ever foreseen this. This is her. Yeah suddenly weirdly become popular in different places again. I mean it's about to twitter. It's a strange place in the. It can be quite hard not to react to reply. You see an annoying tweet. All awesome one being offensive. And you WanNa do you find yourself doing exactly what you'll go with this in.
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"Being laughed at and so the comedies always been very important to me and always maintain their continued doing blending the two Linden comedy and drama incertitude. But yeah the the where I find that. Oh and we tested this film all of my films. We tested this. Maybe fifteen times with audiences because ah but this one is very delicate like get away with as much not that. I'm pushing another if it was ever trying to push the limit because from New Zealand with too polite and it's just not too uncomfortable especially with the subject matter making other people feel uncomfortable right. So I'm trying to be kinda delicate but also use the humid poke fun at the Third Reich in your being provocative but you don't WanNa be insensitive totally and it's it's just not worth it for me to be a shock comedian or something and I want to be l'enfant Hebrew of cinema vessel for young people who try and do that right. Just relax chill out. Were there moments. Where you're sort of like Lou can we? There's only one moment that was to do. There was one moment there are new was never going to be in the movie that was to do with me calling coming out Hugo boss but it was just like a dumb joke that I thought of film film at more for the crew. You designed to lead the films but over over the course of those fifteen tests. Did it change a lot and and as it changed. Did you find yourself falling in love with different parts of it like where you pivoting in a way that your soul was pivoting to you know reactions to because I'm in all my movies usually new usually smaller and and and my initial reaction whenever it is cut much me out. We should ask that. It's cut myself out as much as possible. Also but then three tests there were times she needs more. I found really interesting watching myself Yeah I just do something I just. I enjoyed coming when that character came on and I can distance myself from myself as an actor. Now I ah is pretty funny like that. And I'd like to see more of that but I think the thing I've always been in love with all of you've in Rosie scenes the scarlets performance in this. I think one of the one of the great things he's done I've I've never seen anything like this before That would shift a law in the in the did structure changed. All the time you know became became very dramatic Times with in the end it would become a lot more comedic in this fell. In the heart of film suffered changed the law and And it was just about asking the audience what they wanted again and again I I WANNA open it up to the audience for questions Because take time for that. Does anyone have any questions they want to ask. That's not a question that's an order. Also I'm going to repeat the at the end of us. Talk talk about the young girl. Go choose exquisite achieve Thomasson McKenzie. She's an incredible incredible that she was in leave. No I trace film that. She did with been foster and she she's from New Zealand and non of seen her as a little kid running around the streets kind of Wellington. Because I'm very good friends with parents who des of from the theater sane and So she had seen rolling around sounded like a baby. And even then Thomas Thompson Oh this Thomson of a poster for a movie and so just auditioned did the normal away and shoots and right from the beginning. She was on the in the top three list and we few months. Yeah yeah and it was really important to meet that with that character for her to be strong and to not be a victim the sense that we've we've often seen characters like that in in the civic tints victim state and when I wrote Ridinger made sure that she she often was going to be the bully and the situation has i. She did her own research. You know you can imagine what the research she did. And as you should The the Dan. I said this great. You should totally go. visit those places. Read those books. That's good but also I want you to watch heathers and mean girls because in the backstory of characters that she was probably because he's good looking she's probably in the very popular group at school not necessarily one of the nicest kids at school. Two other kids. Maybe a bully maybe picked on this fortunate kids as teenagers do and now into the situation where she's living in the attic and had the whole life of popularity and being cool taken away from you and that's how I would justify bullying a ten year old boy and picking checking on him and manipulating their situation for my own benefit because he's the enemy a represents the people who put me here so the guy who every permission to do that and it's really messed with him right like the situation gave her for Jill dougherty so you found whatever juxtaposed that which was like a strength of character. Laurie take to strangle the movie just to make him scared of going in the room and the other thing is you shot. I mean this is my read on it. But you shot your the our perception of the cameras. Perception of her through his point of view which was a horror film. I mean her. Entrance is a horror film and maintained that with the walking down the stairs of the sort sort of unknown and the danger of this of this. I think I think like like if I can imagine if if Gamma jatoric this film that he would maybe we from Georgia's point of view maybe have horns like a little tale that you see slithering through the door should be pretty cool. But that's his. Yeah for me that part of us like the right one on and something the United States. You've got a monster in your house. Because all he knows his stuff from propaganda and the books that they would give him as kids in the head to book the books and just discussing like you know it's like the evil toad stool one of them and it was just just let the the caricatures and the horns and the devil tales and all that stuff so in his mind it's a creature it's living upstairs and like like you were talking about comedy. Eighty using bringing comedy this subject matter the trust of the audience very basically we know Hitler did terrible things this terrible atrocity and you're trusting the audience to know. Oh that as you're telling this story and you're also bring that trust of this character to to your trust in the audience to see her as not the horror movie that this guy is seeing her as i. Yeah yeah absolutely who else. Yeah the question is what was the thought process behind killing the mother and did you initially want to kill her her. I don't want to head to that was actually in the book as well and that that that was something that I found very important part of of the book and of Joe. Joe's story is is nine that they happened and sometimes the the good guys will use and and yeah. I mean. I wanted that character. I wanted people love that character so much and really the film L. Mrs Sort of a love later to single mothers. I was raised by a single mother and she said what I what I got from reading that book. And we're trying to tell. That story was just you know that I uh and then having become a father like completely throughout my life the sacrifices that parents make in general but especially sleep solo parents and how does imagine being in a situation like that war at that time and having to trying desperately aspirated. Pull your child back from the dockside knowing that. If he's if he's brainwashed he can tell his superiors mother mums trying to convince me not to be out of. Your mom is crazy. That happened gone anyway. And so it's a delicate situation. I versus the only tool that she's got really is is is play and clowning and trying to bring him back. Keep him in the realm of of of innocence and being a child so rising that a lot of the influence for her character was Ellen Burstyn. Alice doesn't live here anymore. which the thing is one of the great solo mother rose and she would do anything I and she's fine? She's so fine and and charismatic in that film and so when I was growing up in Wellington and the eighties aggressive on a street which was only solo mothers. Just an entire street single mothers and we used to me and my my friends. We used to roll around in gangs bullying kids. Who had two parents? You're going to pick on kids man ahead you've got a dad. Yes the question is. Did you test this with children. Now I didn't is with the children. They my hope hoping though that that young audiences and I'm not sure I mean hopefully eleven is fine age to see something like this Roman was ten many shot this and he very much understood what the story story was about and what was happening. I feel like if he's ten and he can get it from being in it and being totally submerged within the content then I totally believe ten or eleven year old will get something out of this and even if you understand the history of world war go to Holocaust you can. It's it's quite easy. NFC Donahue Hitler is I think you can work out. He's some sort of weird German. Eto Friend who is got some messed up ideas. WHO's the dark twisted side of Joe Joe's conscience and then all the rest of it is I think kind of explained that yeah I do I want I want young people to see I mean that's really the the reason that That the dialogue contemporary people didn't speak like that back. Then on this a few needle drops contemporary songs is because I want young people to see this and be able to hear the way that they speak in a film like this so that they can understand that this can happen right now and it Danielson close to the The Guardian. Last year. They released the results of a survey which said that forty one percent of Americans and sixty six percent of American millennials have never heard of Auschwitz. And so there's like an so those stats are staggering. And in two thousand nine hundred and the fact you have to make a movie. This is the message of which is don't be a Nazi spy. Miss Movies shouldn't really need to exist. But yes we have time for one more question. The question was. Are there all right. People who are identifying too much with his character and reaching out to people involved in the film. I don't know if they were. I mean in my mind another like a lot of people there and you'd have to be a particular level of idiot to think that this film is for you if you are racist and and but I have been proven wrong. have been surprised before the I'm sure there are some total morons out there who will see this. The movie he could just those people will twist anything to represent what they want. So maybe but I don't know it's good to end on this. That people are some people are dumb. We need to keep making these movies because people are thank you all becoming tell me thanks for listening to another DJ QNA. If you'd like to hear.
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Director's Cut
"Thank you very much. How do you feel wonderful now? You feel real wonderful right. I S I saw this movie twice at this morning in my apartment and again just now in its exceptional both times and I'm really a huge fan of it. So thank you for it can thing. Well you're welcome. I've got questions I'm going to start with the basic stuff that you've prey answered a bunch but everyone probably is interested in which is the beginning genesis. What inspired you? What made you WanNa tell the story? Yeah so my mother was. She recommended that. I've read this book. That is the inspiration for for the film and She yes as you just described it as this really interesting story about this boy who finds as Mother's hiring this Jewish Gill Attic. I read the book. And it's not very it's not. The tone is very dark and in this dramatic and it's not really my style. If you've seen any of my other work don't do that I don't do dramas and leave the other people and so I ended so I took a storyline and I added my the things that are in my wheelhouse sensibilities like humor and Windy And then and imaginary Hitler but they're still welcome onto the stage. There's still there's still drama and there's still pay emotion to you know and so it did it feel like you were combining the style of the book and your own sensibility or did you sort of start fresh fresh. I mean I just took that small little little the threat from the from the book. The book goes on like years after the war ends. And so it's it's takes place in a bigger world I just like the small little storyline about the kids. So casting. This thing one was you it has seen. Then you in a transformative Hitler and so obvious. Choice Yeah what was. What was the was that from the jump? You're like I'm playing Hitler for sure. Well growing up in the mean streets of New Zealand those differently childhood dream to to take on a role that potentially was going to end. End My career so when I was riding in two thousand and there was never any intention to play that role of Polynesian Ju-. There's no way William what. Yeah so anyway. So then I got distracted by making three other movies and didn't end up making it then and then sticks his later Fox searchlight said we've always loved this. We WanNa make it only interested in doing if you play and and there's an awful day would crazy but took seventeen seconds and then I was convinced but what was the what was the that was the logic there. Well they because it was written very particularly in my style and my voice I think they could reading it. They could just picture me doing. Ah I honestly think there probably wouldn't have been happy with other people doing it because there's a style to that character. That is a very me in the delivery and I think in the hands of this just call it what it is in the hands of a bit director or in the hands of an actor. It would've you've been something different and I think it takes someone but more of a naive style to do this. Also if you had I think if you had like a big celebrity playing that role it would have overshadowed the the heart of the story of the and the yeah the focus which should be those kids and judge and his mother and then it just because then it would just be the post. Just be that Brad Pitt. Hitler movie so it's kind of good to someone a bit more obscure slightly. This obscure the bread. And did you find that in being in the movie it became an extension of directing the film film. Like you're setting a tone through your performance. Yeah but I have to watch other. People didn't copy me because I think because the money ever in scenes with Roman and now Knin scarlet scholar but she can't hear carrot card account. See me but I had to watch out the other actors didn't see me and think that was the level of of comedy that we're we're going forward. It's like I was the only one allowed to have that buffoonery going on and because you have to watch out that actors and they think it's a comedy you know what they live in. They just they just want to improvise in every improvisor but their idea of improvising is. Just you just say the first thing that comes into your head action. Roundtable is a great okay. That was that but the Hitler I was the only one pretty much ribble did a little it but she would just riff on like just throw lines and say let's say this. I tried this Wednesday. This one yeah I would i. Yeah being able to make. It wasn't providing every single piece on on is improvising. They wake up. Yeah excellent. Almost social spatial visuals skill of every human does that every day every second of the day so makes it up on a spot. The kid like how did you what is his name. How did you find him? Roman yeah so he's he's from England and Incredible for an English kid. He's pretty good colonizing sons so he Love English regret. We Love them in New Zealand. Love having them there so he had never acted as before and his father is actually a very celebrated Mataafa that he had never acted before and he'd never been. I think it probably on a few sets before forbid never like being in the focus of that that come in the world. He did very very well the thing when I cast kids as I look for children who resembles as close as possible the characters of written so essentially. They don't have to do any don't have to do anything except themselves. And and with Georgia obviously not looking for youth looking for a little Nazi but I am looking for who. He's going to end up being the the end of the film. and which is a sensitive kid who cares deeply about other people and that's who Rominger so at the end of the phone dancing that's essentially Roman and then you yes. Yeah I sort of reverse engineer the characters too so we start the film with him indoctrinated in having these crazy world views and they used the Orissa film to strip that away to reveal Roman. Did you shoot in order as much as you could or did you shoot all over. I can't really remember. It's like women to a child with remember thing do it again. So sorta like. They're like a traumatic making every film. I'm like I can't remember the order of events barely remember being. I know which is a shame. Shame I'm glad allows horrible. You've got the best part here exactly but it was weird. I remember being kind of all over the place because because of the schedule well the event as well it'd block shoot them. Did you find that you had to put or you wanted to put your scenes all together at the end of the schedule at the beginning of scheduled so you can focus and not put your attention or did you. I was the one who was I to compromise. The most y you can see that in the acting and the path it's like suffered F- block shoot with different actors coming in and out of town and also a lot of us do with the kids and how many hours you can work them originally where it was going to try and shoot this in Germany and Berlin Studio Baba's big. Jim's really really stepped up the human rights and can only work child for three hours a day. So I wasn't having any of that I'm from from New Zealand. You can wear them for like a living and this is true so let's go east eastern blocks that no laws so we go to Prague five hours them fixings over there. People want to shoot movies with kids shot in Prague. Look Sean Proud and you can only work five hours a day with the kids. Is it true. Yeah but his poll fan. If you want to do this and shooting prog year the five day could good labor law but get an English kid and then this object. They are subject to the English laws so we could work for ten thousand. Oh Oh wow loophole. So how many days total forty forty and was there a lot on the stage or now. Yeah well the interior of the house was growing state. I think it would be felt like about. I'd say half but not realize how much of the films in that room quite a lot. Yeah yeah did it. Change a law on stage. Did it change. Did you find you adding rewriting stuff since you were writing also where you changing the story at all our moments in the story sort of as as you went along or was it pretty set from the jump from right from the outset in two thousand eleven since then. The script hasn't really changed much. I just added more more dialogue for for the actors when Sam came in I was really happy about that and and I thought I want more from this character now and and so I gave him a lot more stuff to do in the beginning of the film and developed a bit more his His secret life as was what is he's not very subtly and so also like you started the film With this like beetle mania sort of like fever of sort of the pop hit that Hitler was and set up this satirical tone for the film and then the moment comes where the bunnies killed which is probably the first moment I'd say in the film where the stakes are established that are like Mo- higher than the satire. Then there's real danger and then immediately after that sort of you come back. Hitler and bring the Levity as Hitler back into the film and I'm guessing that that was a tight rope to walk going especially in the edit. I'm guessing yeah finding that balance and so I'm curious what that ETA is. Where of shaped all of them and everyone's films Marlins in particular which have always been a mix totally of Latin back and and and also just switching on a dime to from between comedy and then suddenly into something very tragic and and hard hitting and and it's not really just to kind of it's not it's not to confuse audiences insult to throw them off? Just feel like for me. That's the most satisfying way of telling a story and it feels more indicative of the human experience every day. Because you know no one lives alive just in a broad comedy from from sunup to sundown And not many people that I know the just a straight drama without any like you know if you're in a time of intense intense diagnosis you do not do find ways of laughing in this. The the nature of humans is to be attracted to comedy into into laughing. You've got to find ways and its survival technique. And so so if anyone feels like now and then he wanted to people say well. I'm not sure if the and bright tom to be using comedy with the subject matter just kind of X. me because it's eight years since the great dictator came out and and and comedies always been a fantastic weapon against regimes and bigotry and dictatorships and When you can highlight absurdity edited you can? Yeah it's Great Story Groucho Marx. Shows that it's in the thirties. Has I think it was. His daughter. Friends were going to To a country club in LA and they wouldn't lit his daughter into the pool because she was Jewish and they had no Jews in the pool policy in Beverly Hills and then soon instead of you know retaliating with anger and conflict in a typical groucho style. He writes later saying to be fair. She's only half Jewish. So would you consider leading her into the pull up to your waist when you poke holes with humor at the absurdity in the ridiculousness of these of these these ideas. It's an easier way to poke more hoes because there's no real defense against that because it is the truth but it's in a way. We like screaming at them and subversive commentary in disarming for for them. 'CAUSE 'cause he's not actually attacking me me is just poking fun and which is why bullies freak out so much in the you bully someone empower or when you make fun of someone in power they will stop running a country to like attack you onto that can handle that..
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
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"taika waititi" Discussed on The Frame
"Welcome back to the frame I'm John Rabi sitting in for Jim on Horn New Zealand Director tyco y t t is peculiar. You made the blockbuster Thor Ragnarok but he's also made quirky tails like what we do in the shadows comedy about a group of Vampires who struggle with the banality of everyday life in his new film Joe Joe Rabbit which he adapted the screenplay for and directed why not plays Adolf Hitler as the imaginary friend of a young boy living under the Third Reich he told John Horn the idea came from his mom telling him about a novel she'd read had called caging skies something about the way she described I think she was trying to explain to me what it was like for the boy in the book and and she was describing it in a way with she was saying that this boy had never met a Jew before only knew about Jews were from propaganda and from those horrible kids books that they put out in a horrible pictures of them and comparing them to rats and indeed wins and things and so for him it was like having a monster in the house the addict it was like having this this this thing up and and me are that sort of Linda self a little bit towards like the right one in something and and So I saw this element there that could be quite amazing to explore this idea of the enemy being Jewish bill in in a distorted disrupting this this kid's life how to read a passage from caging skies by Christine loons that your film is loosely based on and this is Joe Joe talking about himself if it's I tried to get the young woman off my mind by that time I was also trying to get Adolf Hitler off at his constant reproach about my shortcomings irks me by incapability infidelity all starting within an objection me out of his good opinion that's probably the only vague reference this boy hearing Hitler speaking to him you take that to a much higher level at what point did you figure out that that was somebody you could seize on what did it give you in terms of telling the story I had no I wasn't really interested in making World War Two film as important as I it's just not really my style and I just wanted to continue trying to make something that is more true to me and that's where this idea of an imaginary friend he's giving him terrible advice throughout the film came from court Joe Man I don't want to tell me about that guy but incident was that about they wanted me Kill it I'm sorry it couldn't don't worry about it I couldn't care less but now they call me scared rabbits let them say whatever they want people sustain a lot of nasty things about me Oh this guy's a lunatic oh look at that psycho he's GonNa get us all killed let you on a little see cred rabbit is no coward those interesting because it's not Hitler it's probably some sort of amalgam of his father and and and maybe some other father figures that he that he wanted his life and so that's really where that came from the one best friend that was striking end and really represented the right and I wanted to show that throughout the film if you look carefully you know the batons of falling off his jacket and his hair slowly gets more messy and sleeve stop falling off on his jacket which which Moore's the fall of the Third Reich and ended in the complete shambles that became and at this point when you're first thinking about it you haven't made hunt for wilder people correct but you've made boy yet I have not made what would you in the shadows okay but you have been thinking about at least made one movie about under parented or unprinted kids which one's pretty clearly to be something that you're struck by and caging sky's the novel and judge a rabbit the movie seemed Paul prenatally into that idea right yeah so what is it about that idea you find interesting well I really think that some people would suggest that it's a focus on on gun children and father figures but it's I feel like it's most of my films the about mothers boy is really about boys in his longing for his mother and trying to convince themselves that is father's fantastical person and that's really who he wants when it's not very similar with four see those elements and four so that family and I love the family dynamic and so growing up with a single mother like fascinated with our dads would would would would be out to what would the backgrounds and stuff even though I knew my dad I grew up in an area with a lot of Salem's lot of you know kids from with single parent homes so that's all I knew actually and we were actually roll around in little groups and Tassell kids if we found out that the parents were still together because it's just wasn't cool hip two parents in my neighborhood and so so that was all I've ever really done like I feel like The Times I've tried to kill off one of the parents will get rid of one But I do I do think it's about those relationships and families is really what my my films dealing with we're talking with Toco at td about his new film judge a rabbit tone is so critical to this movie and I was thinking about this documentary called the last last half and I don't know if you know about it it's about comedy and the difference between what you can say about Nazis versus what you can say about the Holocaust and and fern Perlstein is the filmmaker and here's what she had to say about this you can make fun of the perpetrators you can make fun of the Nazis but can't make fun of the victims or the camps that's what many people think and I'm wondering as you are trying to totally how far is too far and how are you need to go how do you know when you struck the right balance off limits okay yeah I would agree with that the semen it's it's not anything I would ever even entertained really writing this is nothing there's no way that I was yeah about the Jews or any of the atrocities it was first and foremost instill is an attempt to to talk about prejudice and intolerance and and really behind all of the way that children see grownups behavior in the world and not only just day to day stuff but especially during conflicts because I feel like I am father of two children and since that happened of become very acutely aware of my behavior around children are my children seeing the end and how they see me and you know I'm supposed to be this a strong resilient guiding light for them who's going to guide them through the world and a little thinking that well eventually you know if you feel behavior gets too absurd and crazy like like some adults value children's stop believing in this idea of hope in oil they stop believing in human beings and they start believing the balance of the world because and then especially in war these reliable mentors regarding children and free the world because we're responsible with smart water they think when they see us fighting wars and blowing each other up shooting each other in the head and killing each other and and like crazed animals cannot be good. GONNA ask you about history you've lived in Berlin and I've been to Berlin and and the way that Germany in that city in particular have addressed the Holocaust is I would say relatively admirable there are museums Lacoste Museum. There's a topography of terror there's memorial to murder Jews there are massive public installations museums dedicated to what this country did and if you think about American slavery not quite up to that same level and you lived in Berlin I'm GonNa come to this broader idea about not forgetting history and a generation of people including movie goers that either don't understand or don't really know what happened during the war and how a fictional story like Joe Joe can fit into that part of history and storytelling yeah well since World War Two gave up Kazoo hundreds and so we haven't learned anything that's the point in telling these stories you have to keep telling any stories in order to keep teaching ourselves inskeep teaching young audiences the difference between wrong and eleven hate net particular story keep having the discussion and keep talking and having a conversation because otherwise if we don't watch out we will forget then would doomed to repeat.
"taika waititi" Discussed on The Frame
"From the Mon Broadcast Center at KPCC it's the frame I'm John Rabi sitting in for John Horn on today's show what's next for Hollywood after the metoo reckon Committee pay up Hollywood focuses on the way the industry treats assistance then tyco white t t director of the new anti hate satire Joe Joe Rabbit Responds every single person with this film it would not be this film and it would not be mushrooms it'll be someone else's film and it would be more all that coming up on the frame this is the frame John Rabi recently on the podcast scripted it's Aladdin Screenwriter John August and Chair Noble Creator Craig Mazin took on one of Hollywood's open secrets the way it treats assistance the workers who will do anything to get their foot in the door here's script notes producer Meghan Arou- reading a message from a talent managers assistant who makes fifteen bucks an hour that is after renegotiating it up after year working here this is while I have to listen to him making deals for his clients for hundreds of thousands of dollars from their jobs jobs that I submit them Oy on their podcast August as ask people to tweet their horror stories and one of the people who took them up on it was Liz Alber. TV writer and Writers Guild Board member she came up with the Hashtag pay up Hollywood and she joins us now hi Liz cry hi John Give our listeners a sense of what assistant can cover in Hollywood oh assistant can cover any entry level job into any aspect of the industry every department on any sort of production will have stints working for them so there's an entire generation of Hollywood up in commerce who are working these entry level jobs right now we'll talk about some of the response you got to your tweet what were the horror stories people were telling you some of them are making twelve dollars an hour there've been a lot of stories where people have said I will normally work anywhere between sixty and eighty hours a week but because my company refuses to pay the overtime I'm not being paid for the work that I'm doing there are story as of assistance who've had to go searching all over Beverly Hills to find their bosses car because their boss left their poor somewhere and don't know we're they left it and on top of that they're managing financial information for that bosses clients and they're be paid twelve dollars an hour without yeah and I can hear a lot of listeners at the start of our conversation saying well when you're a kid you're supposed to suffer a little bit in your first job and then you move out of but but these are people who are no longer just fresh out of college exactly and not only that but there's a difference between having to suffer a little bit and being completely unable to take a position because by sleep you might be able to support yourself on the salary that they are offering you shouldn't have to choose between pursuing a passion and making a living and writing now the wage discrepancies in Hollywood are making it so that people who are financially well off are the only ones who can survive live taking these jobs so this message of inclusion that Hollywood wants to promote it's actually being nixed at the entry level this is just one more roadblock for diversity to actually break in and and make a difference in the industry we're talking with Liz L. per here on the frame she's the creator of Hashtag pay up Hollywood Hollywood's talking a lot about diversity what does the way it treats assistance say about their commitment to it I think it's much easier to overlook inclusion and diversity when in those roles are not necessarily gaining you PR especially in the assistant community we are faster coaching at times where only candidates from wealthy backgrounds we'll be able to sustain themselves on the salaries being offered and so we aren't looking at what I've been calling homogenized Hollywood where the next generation of Hollywood exact that makes her way up from Assistant all come from the same wealthy usually like background the best way that we can make sure that we are promoting inclusion and Diversity in Hollywood good and making sure that we have diversity off the top in the highest ranks of Hollywood is by growing at the bottom and the only way that we can do that is make sure that we are leveling out the playing field and anyone who doesn't believe that low wages and breaking into Hollywood is slowly becoming a socioeconomic Mkx issue doesn't realize how many assistant come year already come from wealthy backgrounds because they're the only ones who can on the paltry salaries that is just they're making nowadays sounds like what you're saying too is that this is not just a moral question but it's also illegal question if we have people working on paid overtime for instance sure I think that's the issue it's it's a huge open secret in Hollywood the examples that have been given outright has said we were asked to do something illegal and yes everybody knew about it and yes everybody was okay with off the US to do it so that budget's cooked remains why can Hollywood get away with the way it treats assistance I think because there's this culture of you should be grateful for what you get we are told that if we don't want the job someone else well everybody wants to make it in Hollywood everybody wants to break in and we all all know how hard it is to get your in the door show from the very beginning you're told if you don't want this up there are thousands of people who are just waiting to get their foot in the door you've been getting tons of tweets I know there've been lots of responses to the the podcast script notes is anybody laying out a strategy to change this there won't be anything just yet we are talking about things in the infantile stages but until there's any anything concrete fire addressing reality it's going to take policy solutions that are specific to industry but ultimately it's going to take Allies and I the kids from every part of the industry getting together and saying but finding solutions across the board entry level positions are sustainable for the next generation of Hollywood up and comers he's going to take everybody coming together and the thing that has to change that's Liz Alpert TV writer and producer and creator of Hashtag pay up Hollywood thanks list thanks John coming up next on the frame filmmaker tyco white TT's new movie is about a German boy whose imaginary friend and is that Hitler.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"If they went laughing but I particularly like this this kind of little musical thing that Jemaine I did about a yeah that was a hit gum podcast.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"From that at some times it's just simple because that scene in particular when they're on the streets of Chicago talking it really is about is just them Ah this is the thought that was in the previous five movies well basically we just destroyed the other shoe before which is what Ragnarok is this is like the death of via of the world and then it's re- best and I feel like that's what really the what this film is rebasing of all those characters if you look at all the characters in this film could make thorne outsider way is eating outsider in sort of a a more maybe metaphor well again the for me it was about trying to make him trying to get the audience to empathize with them won't feel for him in some way to be pivoting on US deny he's the rich kid from from from Elizabeth Council in space I I don't know any of those people and but I do know people who the come from dysfunctional families as the most dysfunctional family in the universe you know it's barely talk to his parents was amongst edna brother stratagems entire life and and and he and he's supposed to be king and these doesn't want to be is so a lot of the the style the sun kind of relationships of him trying to try proven software trying to find his own identity and I really relate to that united in my dad was a very very big personality in New Zealand and now area is very well known and I'm voicing trying to kind of do my own thing separate to him Badoit at the same time also trying to impress them so yeah pretty much old guys and choosing a parent to to impress so I kind of like that my sort of end with the united with him in terms of him being outside I feel like he's the Benjamin Bratt of this franchise he's he's if you look at the graduate you shouldn't really care about this rich kid he's got it all but there is a way of that he is throughout the film he isn't outside he's an outsider household because he's feeling is thinks differently to renounce he's an outsider in society because everyone's the classic scene where urines hippies dancing and singing against the and he's talking to to Elaine in the car you could tell he's just like he's the odd one out in the Tyaliti and and it's looking at things like that looking at films that have gone before I feel like yeah he is much unless he is is one of the the side is is interesting because I was thinking about another thing which you described your work as sort of exploring sort of the clumsiness of humanity and you have this guy who hypothetical he's not a human he's either a day emme God or God or at least sort of alien and it seems like or the communist is that he is he's trying to figure out how to be whatever human is would you he is he's he's trying to find himself and are thinking of most of the characters that is love working with or the put my films is that they're the somebody who's just trying to be liked it was trying to be loved we'll try to be cool yeah and and and that's really that's I mean that's if if you make flow like that then you understand what he Taeb has expanded entire life trying to be just trying to be loved and just try and I think that's really like it's You know I I can sympathize with characters like that because we all Wanna be loved it it's interesting because I was thinking about this scene and like the you know the Joke at the end which is that oh it seems like losing his Hammers Combo the losing a loved one and I just realized Oh his dad died like yesterday and it's sort of like process at all and thinking of that in the context of the rest of your work in there's often these sort of like people that are trying to be tough and as a result cannot communicate their feelings yeah so how do you what does it mean to bring that to superheroes which are sort of like created to be these sort of bastions of masculinity or whatever Ah yeah a really like macho things if you know what I mean it's like something kind of gross about that even though I think uh pretty good example of real man I'm strong tough and I can I can fight drink but also very sensitive like like definitely I love seeing like looking at the kind of Finnan side of men and there's not like a week sorry like this is stupid were thinking about it it's the it's the side that split the more caring side you know I love seeing this vision of thought who cares about everybody and wants to help everyone and yeah and and he acts cool the time but beneath annoys deeply insecure and most men that on a and yes yeah and I could buy what we do in the shadows you know my character basically I'm playing a vision across between C. Three Po mom and someone who's just lik this wants different to be okay and like wants to look after the house and keep things tidy bills just real nitty on cool geek and it's really finding things yes that's the way that we make this film interesting is what is the weirdest like opposite vision of of this tough Space Space Viking there I can make you know even hulk hulk he's just he's just a Greenpeace like precocious child he's like he's like a spoilt kid yes movie and and it's I mean it's interesting because there's a there's a tie like quality to allowed work and there's a childlike while even to this store in like the way they talked about like swing the hammer really fat fine like what do you like six year totally totally but that's how I mean notice because I just played basically pick up conversation as people have on US deal with a lot of those things from films and you'd see guys talking about football baseball describing something they like like grown apps grownup these hipsters and yeah describing making a coffee brewing some via the how passionate they get the Eastern fifteen times the rotten and fifteen times don't go out you are excited little six year old about this stupid craft beer as wondering how sort of you know we're talking a lot about sort of whatever the only you're able to capture how did that sorta then reconnected sort of what the mood she is sort of textually about sort of him accepting being a hero him accepting being a king as guards a people not a place I have no idea honestly I I would I liberal thought but sometimes I just often us like you know what I'm GonNa let model that because that's the department of movie ever mob was job really I mean that's why they hired me if you've seen my movies that the reason they will adopt and so my job really is to look after the characters look after the source material and make sure completely break it and then and then also make sure that it doesn't negatively affect the risk of the movies like how how into we've understand that aren't even I feel that's a good partnership because like I was way more free because I think that had I been really concerned with the story you know like the intricacies of the story and the and the mob lower in the fans stuff and I would have probably Orford ridden ridden a really hung up on my woods would have had time and probably would have been controlled lot more the as it stood like yeah focused on the things I think I'm good at Mabul gave me so much freedom to run with that and to plan that sandbox knowing that they could keep me in my line they ultimately they're like a good week so I can use this we'll just keep it this way if you now okay one thing that it seems to connect with just sort of you know the they repeat a lot towards the end which is like asgard as a people not a place and I was thinking about sort of how you talk about making this movie and how you talk about how you'd like to do a fourth movie because you like this sort of people I mean when you think about your work do you think of the product or the process of making it it's Thor Ragnarok the two years of making it or thor Ragnarok the piece for you I think it's the whole thing started right from the beginning and thinking about I'd say ninety just concentrated on jokes and stuff I've been thinking about every element and aspect of this film for two years and is being a the like it's a mess of stress but remind associates like unlike so lucky to have this job in just having a job Lewellen Wigan the in this industry where and and and you know I would often get to sit man allows us even as even considered wig fund and the and so I really you know it was a long process I loved every part of it and and the love being being paid up with such creative people look amazing minds and people's way bitter these got on my phone I'm used to doing most of the things myself and this was a chance to win with people who have way better than I am at storyboards at you know designing designing costumes props stuff I I got the job ahead very fearful of like of being the film after the other sixteen films were you know my concern was like is the the film that breaks mobile like as am I going to be the one because it's gotTa happen sometime surely Em hi Jim I the bottom Jenga piece AH pulled out that it's like topples everything and felt like in a way it that's good a good place to be in creatively to be nervous and to be united to have those thoughts on the back here I think the two confident about things you can run into problems what I didn't do was lit those nerves affect me credibly I just came in and said okay we'll hide me for a reason I'm GonNa come and do what I'm good at them the the the dude the watch me was amazing is like we were just doing stuff and Australia and I kept looking over my shoulder expecting some executive prison to come in I'd say you're fired and it might roughly come up to me a few times dude with five we are not coming back on Monday then knock surely when they see these days they have not Kevin doesn't like the table okay it was swamped the table and they all those you know what maybe we don't have to bother soften the tables this fix it later on post yet so it was really just it was just really loose and and I felt like in a way that's what Ragnarok is it's it's it's like a kind of destruction of the old films and everything has gone before and then recreating in being fresh and that's what my doing so well they are not afraid to break it they had to actually to smash it and and then recreate an yeah the play in the the the a film sorry tried to rule earth be lucky to have you sorry about this thing with the tesseract I just couldn't help myself matric stuff's mischievous father what you did mm-hmm and so locally died of his wounds giving to the audience saying would envy you have held onto what have you fell in love with in the last films with disrespectfully allows respectfully disrespect that stuff in the middle finger to the seriousness of the other thought it was more like a it's like a lot yeah yeah I think even for the poster it's like we just like the pros this film okay well what Wisden is a really great sort of before we started shooting us is what he thinks he said okay well here's the good thing you're basically a six year old grownups body and I look the script and like how you guys practice is basically like a bunch of six year olds wrote a movie and then have been given two hundred million to make that movie and no one is saying no to them she's like just make the six year olds of movie make the movie bags if you hold back and is like Oh there's one Zombie and one creature and the D. Saturated movie it doesn't work you go to like Flesh Gordon the furthest thing and go camp and just go go to the top Michael Jackson Song to sing along to a favorite one to dance to smooth criminal my favorite went to sing along to is human nature until you have a favorite item of clothing yes the Strut tupperware can use grab it a little bit so people can let's go stripes horizontal what was your the first choke you think of that you caught that you know you wanna put in the deleted scenes while much of the Deleted scenes are actually not deleted the extended visions of these scenes and long so four or five minute preamble to that melting and it's all about jeff trying to figure out what the cousin what what the cousin did in and one part of it is is the cousins Bailey can be can barely talk and because he's nervous entity Jeff so what did you do your time did he said excuse me translate house gambling and you can pick and Chris goes camping I think he was camping this bed from life I still can't believe that joke isn't a movie so as it doesn't other which was five times on Chris could not cook his trip from your your time doing live comedy do you ever have a sketch or seen or joke that never worked in.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Stops not unlike his New Zealand comedy friends the play the concord takeaway comes off as gentle and a bit goofy he wears colorful outfits and funny faces later on a post you can kind of couple together the pick take you so if I shoot him Tixx I can take the best bits of those panties we know that we got some important information coming up which is newly discovered Valkyrie and we're going to you have that moment and then go get Chris on the floor and get them dragged out to the just softly spoken the kind of like saying the audience he meant everything's GonNa be okay just stick with yeah totally nothing really nicely one of those other movies yeah I mean I think one of those ways is sort of pace rate I think there's a certain sort of pace is that your your comedy works I think a lot of sort of the comedy Associated New Zealand worked you let a little bit more space than you have in between like you know I think an American comedy can be like People Bakili talking as soon as possible like American comedies often lists of of I get something about things like I'm a student trained which is like I'm going to add live in the same but all I'm GonNa do is just like him up with ten different plays on this would elected Hans alive quickly as quickly as possible and just cuts between through the delivery whereas sometimes lex an actual conversation to really funny people just saying to sustain stuff to each other already finally I guess that's funny we saying none of what you guys go like I don't know what the conversations about deliberately edit like are you sort of cognizant sort of the space between sort of yeah yeah yeah often will extend frames and you know and I agree I think that space was really good and Alison findlay making the joke on and on and until it's still not funny in the in pushing further as well us on what we do in the shadows we had that a similar thing with trying to understand different audiences around the world there's a bit weird the deacon an interview talks about when he used to be a Nazi and Nazi van PA and we played at American like nobody laughts whereas New Zealand it was like he's a good joke people have all his joke was to be a Nazi vampire in the special vampire squad against anyone I don't know if you know this but the Nazis lost the war and after that I had to get out of there and let people like the point is if you're a vampire and you'd probably Ford five hundred rules the world was just another war because I don't know if you know that the Nazis lost in America nobody got though what we know the Nazis lost we help the and it's not so anyway we we were about to take it out of the film and then we thought Nascar it was going to we have to teach some people is it hard to sort of have that sort of pace in what is famously S. patient honor that is like the big action movie I think it's great I think it's amazing and I think another example of this is the stuff that shouldn't be in one of these movies but the successful works hidden in th- in this phone is like a thorn Hulk have begun and then the knicks same this is typical of my movies cuts you like them sitting on breath and talking about emotions like having apology like you would like like chatting to a four year old and and I'd love the united any other film that would have been completely cut in his gun to the Knicks exciting moment we fly in space ships but I think it's great this so much darlow but it's done in systems such a different way interesting because it's essentially all these things that are cut because they don't contribute to whatever they point of this movie which is like fighting or whatever or you know in a lot of marvel movies these ones that aren't trying to be very funny they sent you just have job at the end of a thing like they'll be like people have never conversation the most have equip where yeah well this is the opposite and that really isn't the approach to shoot the same and yet good examples whip unseen and the script you have the script was written before him and in the script would being it was Manda one joke at the end of the same exactly how you describing it was like it was like exposition exposition exposition four goes off to the to do the fight and coexist good luck no you can win a faith when you were an intense was macy's I don't think he's going to win and it was like but that is typical of like Hollywood comedies and it will they'll just like these big studio movie he's in general where that even have to be communist but when they WANNA put a joke and you can tell that joke was a year ago in an office people didn't even who was cast or like we're going to be shot and they hadn't seen the props all the room that it was going to be shot in and and united exactly there's one quote and smart ass in the conference room came up with all that's going to be great and then they just lifted that never thought about again in Neiva tried to think the verb what might be funny and and then out way of doing is like yeah we have that suggestion but we know we're going to find something that's fifty times funny on a day so come with ideas and the winner in the room and we're like here yes I Chris is finally like stuff with missing with these weapons and stuff like that then it will come yet this great extended scenes in this film but that we've seen we go on and on and on and on the put a long division of that I saw that they must have just went through every single weapon here and yeah yeah I'll bet just went through and just was coming in front of the film how shit the props we for their their comedic directors who tester movies like very early and very often Alec test two weeks into editing this is probably a little more complicated because it affects how how did you bounces sort of getting how to audiences sort of responding to the last of it we what we do in the shadows quite a bit but we would huge breaks between like we do a lot of work and then test another vision to along with but for us we went really concerned with a single jar like yeah it was more like we know what's funny these ones keeping in for us because we find that funny and eventually one day people will lynn that's funny and other things we will okay that definitely bond gives biscuit oil would hardly make it work is another Asian of it would test versions of jokes and this on for it was it was a it was because of Olivia fake stuff IOS hard to get had tastings because the reaction really is by someone that looks like in like how polished look since yes they would laugh at certain jokes but you could tell I don't understand what I'm supposed to look at his like a blue screen dots all this business face like what is so but at the further along the bitter was thankful for the testing because without that we wouldn't have had you know like this rock paper scissors joke oh we wouldn't have had the you know the joke at the end of the dead meek you fill joking they laughed at in that was your case tomorrow to be like yeah they like that rock papers you know what was strange is actually that all of those those weird jokes would on as jugs on set with no intention of them being used and given as she was the one who sees sinc- things and go go to put that in the movie I'm like are you insane I was thinking like a studio is that you get a cripple this feel bad days is really good I said Okay I love you a small thing but it's only visual so sorry for that those who only hearing the joke but in the scene meeks in the background like trying karate moves or something and we'll make those soared fans is that it was coming to the process like I imagine that was that dissuade already head that God that was a good guy we already had him in the sane what always do a pass without him just because he had just in case we weren't going to use them and he was already doing some of that stuff but no nears kinda crazy as what you see in the and that was something that yeah again ever in the room like I think it seemed one little bit we starts because he did not real personality otherwise he just stands there but the fact that I know I love having visual gags who threat films and just having this one character who says nothing that just does these ludicrous for amazing by what moves the thing I find the funniest he's basically a maggot wearing who's got like prosthetic uh-huh yeah and and these knives hands was that something that would added way later Blake while you're getting right was the end we added we made him and do way more moves yeah before we talk about the war I WanNa talk about Cork a little bit I if you've mention that he's based on bouncers in in New Zealand so what sort of the evolution from him to that point and and what do you think makes a good foil for Thor will he was uneven ridden in about two scenes and I usually put myself in my films in fact always do so and you're going to play something but I just really wasn't sure what character an older kind of the big ones taken Yeah I was I need to do some points where I thought maybe just play like the guy gets melted on the chair united that might be fun thing so it doesn't really matter and distracting from the actual job which was quite significant short but then we are maybe just doing a read through of a couple of scenes with Chris and I started doing the off lines for different characters and that one came up and I was like okay well I've done my American accent Adam another accident on this one trying to do that trying to mimic these other actors and I didn't I didn't have a voice and so I just started I decided kind of giving a more voices I restarted his voice which is kind of chafee and yeah he's GonNa sound like this talking how hey how's it going man is called there's going to be a little bit like that Dan started looking messing with it and on the con of mutual civil sort of tough Oakland bouncer con of voice. colloquial and very.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"That's take up for you he took a behemoth of a franchise and as we discussed in the interview figure out how to make it into a silly meditation on sensitivity and male relationships just as he explored up still someone's hair and blood all over discuss can you clean up the weapons you finished your fight disgusting subs a bit wooden fork he not really useful unless you're fighting off three vampires that were huddled together I really wish I Emma Emma unique is made from this special message from the hospital dime stuff I wanna spun it really foster gave me the ability to fly not him no I think not I spin it really fast and it would pull me off Oh my God Emmett pulled off the ground fool me off the ground up into the air would fly every time I through the roadways come back to me sounds like a pretty special and intimate relationship with him ended losing was almost comparable to using putting so we are here with the director behind find the scene you just heard and one of the voices you just heard take a white t thank you for joining me thank you for having me I've heard you talk about how you made a sort of sizzle different movies and scenes to capture. You know what you're what you're thinking for this so quickly kind of what was on it and when he clicked with marvel to hire you from it it was actually like I'm probably seen twenty different movies or something they were just little clips from man like action film uh-huh and and probably have superhero movies but internally like the lightness through some clips from with now Ni- firm we've had some a couple of clips from like sixteen candles and breakfast club by the time because it wasn't a story was just I was life by just cut together parts of movies that I liked and and put the whole thing to to immigrant song and then conduct blasted through the whole thing and at the end Kevin in lieu the love that song and from there they will maybe we should just check the right size songs if we can see if we can get it I don't think they've realized at the time how expensive it so I'm probably us so fast forward a bit to the the first day of shooting you know what were you expecting and what did you find the physics shooting will would been doing ah for about five months down slightly at the time so everyone kind of knew each other and we've been sort of setting the tone that hold on yeah trying to betsy trying to create like a very familiar feel with everyone and that's how my sits usually work is just it's going to be fun and there's a lot of music and and enlighten us as a very creative spice where you know where it would mistakes and and dumb ideas are encouraged because I think that from dumb ideas usually that's with great mistakes and great jokes come from an in inside so yeah so it was encouraged the entire time so when you say the sort of pre-production were you doing were you blocking scenes or anything not doing anything with the actors we didn't really do much for history the all we did was Cook that scenes and as the film was being written and rewritten by the writer and Eric Pearson I was planning out the jokes and things that I would just write down a list of things thought might be good in the scene but didn't bother trying to put it into the script because new have to go through five different people to be fruit and often people don't understand the human will or how good a job could be until they see it and it's displayed for the if you try and write some of this stuff yeah sometimes people I get why is he talking like that why was unit so it's better just to show them to shoot it so let's talk about this seen as you said sort of scripts being written a little bit separate from you prior giving amount of feedback so for this what did you like go to the set with the this particular saying I think it was a very short short little and it was actually just there's no weapons a bit none of that stuff none of the ham of it was more just a I think it was more just me explaining to throw the Eh the shortest version of the same actually from memory was just Tho- being laid through this area and going for processing and me saying like good luck yeah something pretty pretty standard and boring and then I know that Chris had wanted to run run this joke about the writing the hammer and stuff too though we might as well be having a conversation at the top of the same in once we got to sit and soul is like keillor's weapons at the APP department had made some of them are so stupid Kinda corkscrew sold which is absolutely pointless started making jokes about how long it would take to kill someone with a corkscrew sold like he'd have to get them to sit still while he's like wound and getting that would be really hot as well and then and and wouldn't like Trident and then there's a lot of these things like we basically started improvising living in instead of making fun of these weapons and kind of so this is a really long invasion cutback was suggesting stuff to him and he suggesting somme and another that he picks up a hammer from earth they found one of these Amazon's is like looking at toll sad trust what front the dislike Ed ed never tunes yes so it was really a we just ran with it and sort of Said we we're going to get to the point where he sees Valkyrie across the room but up until then why don't we just like milk for everything like how long will say we only did it's four or five takes Rangel but those takes went on for ten minutes each pearly so the part about writing the hammer did he sort of had all the beats of that joke sort of in his head relax yeah we had to ride it out so we knew exactly what we're saying then and then but then then we added pits while we're doing like debt we say how I talk about his his relationship with hammer out sizes data at the end and then his little his little as like like give me a little bit slow the most Most Beautiful Simpson thing anyone's fifty uh-huh and he does this look like he guys when I got yeah sounds like you had a special relationship with him like losing a base for in and does he say something like he's a his way of thinking about it this is like the strangest little like bromance thing going on between these two characters finally and stupid this is sort of one of many sort of two men scenes in the movie two person scenes in the movie and Specialty Yeah I think a lot of your works has to be black I usually think of ideas for more than two characters and a senior party like it feels like stayed comedy in the way that I think probably may even even shoot a lot of that stuff is very like very simple to show in cross coverage but and I didn't use it like making things to flatten simple but for those thing the thing is really good because you know you just might WanNa cut things to get a leg awesome yeah says we're not putting fancy moves in as you know like stage comedy proceed him comedy Is presented as you want things to be wider you know as you can see everything so I provide it's like for dialogue joke or you hate being close up in the it seems like that I much prefer just to show US yeah people-to-people standing talking to each other so how so for as you you're talking about I think there's different means wish people shoot Improv some we'll set up sort of multiple cameras use sort of did amid sean would follow with clothes and do different takes yes I didn't like cross shooting singles because you kind of get the angle 'cause cameras no way so you to shorten the single but what happens usually will by the time we get warmed up and we get into it now I gotta move around the outside the opposite side left to come back again a single so sometimes I bounced back as well and and it's it's luckily people get annoyed by it because it's like oh we've got to get that so good now we have to come back and Redo it often but basically she's saying to us yeah is it easier when one the characters basically CG that stuff's easier the perfect performance I was thinking that you know I remember hearing that you like edited what we do in the shadows for a long time and I imagined comedy like this out of it is in editing what is you know forcing like this what is the sort of push and pull you're trying to go for for like this we've got you know they've got some sort of assist unit the head of it really is just about saving time helping the state up cokes character but more because I think they'll pick carriers important for for women check on important gentle characters around in throughout movies and people who aren't a threat 'cause the Cairo spatially everything visiting meets his trying to get something from trying to kill him will eat exploited in some way in Kogas pretty much and who doesn't want anything just most to be his buddy and for an audience watching a film that's full of such ludicrous elements like you know these crazy IOS and in space weddings and stuff it's I think it's really good for them to be able to check in with someone who's just like a kind of gentle gentle anti saving up because I think totally this this thing she is a sensibility of done all of my films and is just very different from the typical novel comedy over from from Studio Comedy I think like even broad comedy in America's it sometimes it's a big often often like I feel like they lose opportunities to take it in this slightly more ten gentle we'll even surreal wet direction and I think this movie it's it's it's very much one of my films to the point where I'm amazed and surprised that they let me put in the jokes like stores at the end of the film the destruction of of as that's the suffer Mike Erica says is so stupid but this actually for this film really like this whole film I think is built on on taking whatever people's expectations from Superhero movie in Toronto twist them in some way and make them just a bit askew off kilter and yeah and it's the same with choosing the weapons think helps to remind the audience did this is not.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Loses movies in recent history not just in terms of comic book movies is truly one of the looses movies period is a remarkably loose moving it is risky the and cheeky and giggly for a demi-god breaks he laughs onscreen in a zillion dollar movie it's wild this movie exists but other movies like hunt for the wilder people and boy and it went on to make eight hundred fifty million dollars what did he do that clout mid a movie about a lonely German boy whose imagine a friend was Hitler Taika Played Hitler and this movie which I just subscribe Gioja Rabbit which comes on select theaters this week has award bus ears league he's GonNa Be Nominated for Oscars for playing Hitler the same guy that did thor why am I talking like Jerry Seinfeld's gives you haven't seen gene said silly thor or having in a while I will provide some context for the senior about here earlier in the movie Father Odin passes away to make a bad Russian worse store then squares off with his evil older sister Hella and she destroys his famous hammer other stuff happens in thor goes through a wormhole that leads them to the Planet the car where he is captured enforced essentially be a gladiator in seeing them about the play he is now a gladiator he's trying to pick a weapon to use in the battle against the reigning champion he's talking to core gazillion Hebrew Franz and who is voiced by Taika himself. It's I have to say a funny seat so here's Chris Hemsworth has store Takeaway T. T. S. Court and then Tyco himself and me is myself.
"taika waititi" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Dessert. Yes whatever your favorite for dessert is. It's him. Yes yes. Let's start with the eyebrows. They are dunk full and thick yeah. I'm actually I I took myself. I've painted myself into a lost comb their above like you mentioned his eyes. He is not afraid to make eye contact. the camera is yes. He knows his angles yeah from fucking director yeah and he just he keeps you what you're looking for yeah yeah like he imagined directing him in a photo shoot that you have to do minimal directing right just go goes. Are you need to do right so the top image of of this indeed is him wearing denim shirts and he is kind of looking directly at the Camera Classic Trademark Move Yes and he he's got both of his forearms roms on every forums again. You WanNa know about the things that people talk about when it comes to like what's hall. I think there's been a lot of misinformation in the world about what is haunting. Let me tell you something free of charge. If you roll up your sleeves and reveal to me a hairy forearm all too well with a nice watch with a nice chew remember an old episode of the show show Vena said about. I WANNA watch him. Put on a watch jess. I thought maybe once a month. 'cause I think it's so true. Yeah a Nice Watch watch on a thick hairy forum bitch and it doesn't have to be an expensive wise. You're not talking about that. It's just it's just something about the set of the face yeah on that Harry. Forearm Taika has the salt-and-pepper hair going on here the hair so I mean it just doing it. Is You know what I don't feel as strongly as you do about half but I do love salt and pepper hair salt and pepper bid. Get Out me if you have the salt pepper head of hair also give me a ring and I mean a wedding ring and also a phone call like he and he has in spades. He's like he's not Bruni now so he's not like super lean like Jim tight again the average bill average but then what he does with that average yes and when I was talking talking about how he's just very comfortable in his body he is not afraid to throw himself on the floor like this this picture of him on his G. Q. Article Article. He is like curled up around the edge of a chair. It looks like just on the floor relaxing like you would like. He's at home he. Maybe he is at home. I'm not sure but he just seems very at home wherever he and he's going to find a way to be comfortable and I think that is a sign of confidence. Yes you know just to be like I'm going to make the best of my circumstances. Yes it tends to imply as kind of Stay ready so you don't have to get ready yeah. Here's someone who is making plans making moves like he's very swan. Lake like it all looks like he's gliding up top but he's working furiously like he's just like an the crucial thing that I the feeling I get. I think so much of what I think think about when I look at Taika is less about what he is giving me explicitly but what he projects and the projection that I get from him is someone who is trying to work out where they fit in the world and not allowing themselves to kind of stand still while they do that figuring out right and that that makes me think of his Ted talk from two thousand ten and he talks about being a child of mixed being a mixed race child child of mixed heritage Pige his mother we you mentioned his mother is of Russian Jewish ancestry. His father is Maori and and so and he was from a very small very small town he mentioned in the Ted talk that his school was like twenty eight people or something like that so he talks talks about how his mixed heritage brings him a lot of influences that he uses in his work and I think what we are picking up on is his his Indian background as a filmmaker where he had to create magic with very little so his circumstances you you know with this very small New Zealand town being this person who was trying to find himself are express himself in a way that could fit in all the world's that he was living the and he was living in the country and he would go to the city things like that all of that he just knows how to as we would say make a dollar out fifteen cents. No you know whatever that is for his circumstances so you see that and so when he comes in a room and he commands it because he like he has no other choice. That's how he feels that he's just. 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"taika waititi" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
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"taika waititi" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Heliborne? I'm Chris you it and welcome to this very special episode of the empire podcast. Did you know the where thirty years old next year? I know I know we don't look at over twenty eight, but it is true empire magazine launched in nineteen eighty nine and because hitting thirty is such a huge milestone, we've decided to launch a full year of celebrations starting this year. Why because we can so you may or may not have heard, but we have put together a list of thirty. Well, technically, thirty one as two of them are brothers of the finest most adventurous filmmakers, plying their trade today. Our dedicating great big swathes of coverage to them over the next year across the magazine, the podcast and other media. How exciting the first filmmaker were focusing on is one James Cameron who dominates the new issue of empire on sale now in all good and evil news. Agents. The second is well, the subject of this podcast taika waititi has only made five films in empires and obviously his lifetime. But they are Beltre's eagle vs shark has low key two thousand seven debut boy, his ri- coming of age drama from two thousand ten what we do in the shadows his hilarious fan power mockumentary from two thousand fourteen the magnificent and often mad and moving hunt for the will to people empires film of the year in two thousand sixteen and then wasting no time whatsoever. Last year's Thor ragnarok, one of the best and certainly the funniest entry in the marvel cinematic universe. One thing all is movies. Have in common is distinctive voice. The New Zealand filmmaker wrote or contributed heavily to the screenplay of all five films. And so when he came into London last week to speak at BAFTA 's screenwriters lecture series, two thousand eighteen we jumped at the chances down with in a boardroom at BAFTA anatomy about all things. Scr. So here's roughly half an hour of me chatting to take away easy about his approach to screenwriting. How Aries across projects like hunt for the wilder people Anthony Wright nook, and why Jemaine Clement is the only person he can write with. Oh, a much much more, of course, including a pitch for new police academy movie that I am now. Desperate to see. This was recorded in a boardroom at BAFTA as I said. And so the sun quality is a little hissy times. But hopefully tolerably so enjoy okay. So I will give you big introduction and away. We will go Chris. Why don't you introduce me? No one knows. And I just feel I have to introduce people you have to the queue, you might not know who you are. Don't. I Don Anita reminded every now and then. We are delighted to be joined this ferry special empire thirtieth anniversary podcasts. Remember? Member..
"taika waititi" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"I'll cerebral in them a terrible acting but also i terrible the net you're going to the very of these problems there we should check it out said no i just been thing as a uh a read the script knows it and i should be on a need to be missing and i would say that is not a good question to ask is an act well i know i know that now been awaited as like 'cause i was like in armagh filmmaker on the help out the held the production of in us hey guys i uh i read the sina since car pointless for me to be in it in the nation in just shut up savings lines saving we are trying to fix the ending of this movie within a rise in since being a big hollywood blockbusters you're name's when linked to a cure that's not one hundred percent you're thinking about a third with some of us think of arizona us to us talking to them about it and it got a little ainley early end on on a what's the appeal of that if that does go forward like what's what what would you want to bring to a cure that special to you as a fan well westmont mile thing is it it i didn't think if you can write this film alive action film that shouldn't be snow remake can to remake of the oven felt the film is great.