37 Burst results for "West Side"
Lawyer to jury: NYC bike path defendant proud of death trail
"A man who drove a truck along a New York City bike path, killing 8 people in 2017, did it for the Islamic State, according to prosecutors. At the start of Sifu sai pal's federal death penalty trial, his lawyer said his client meant to kill people, explaining that saipov was convinced a terror act was his religious obligation, and he expected to die a martyr that day, but his lawyers said prosecutors were wrong to claim scipio did it to where an admittance to a terrorist group. Meanwhile, the prosecution said saipov wanted to display an ISIS flag in his hospital room where he was recovering from police shooting him, and also described the carnage on the west side bike path adding sipo had hoped to kill others by driving onto the Brooklyn Bridge where he could mow down even more people. Julie Walker, New York
Fresh update on "west side" discussed on Squawk Pod
"The 18th century. Well, look, can we also do a little kumbaya nuclear power? I've never been on superpower. Just don't build today we're near. Nowhere near short hills. And not in your back. I think maybe that's the problem. The upper west side. Is there room? This is the problem. Nobody wants to do it. No, I don't backyard. I know. But by the way, you can make the argument that the transition is too slow. And or you could argue that actually there wasn't enough investment and it was needed to actually come faster so that you wouldn't get into this. Now we could argue that that might be unrealistic because I don't know how quickly you could have actually pulled this off. If the nuclear might eventually include these new breakthroughs on controlled fusion, which would be why shouldn't we think that's going to happen if the singularity is coming now in only 7 years and we're going to because I don't believe the singularity is coming in 7 years. Why not despite what the daily mail is reporting? You're saying you're 45 years old, so you have more time. See, it's coming in 7 years. And I'm going to be like a cyber. I want to think that nuclear power could be a reality. However, it is a reality. Well, no, but politically in this country, for reasons that are inexplicable to me. Well, Fukushima is one reason. If you put it next to the ocean, it's probably not. There are concerns. You worry about trace levels of CO2. Do you know if cesium gets out? Do you know how long that? Sticks around? And I'm not saying it's going to happen. But there are concerns. There are concerns. I'm not saying there's unreasonable. I think there are reasonable concerns, but I also think that there are unreasonable concerns. Right, to decide sort of you were never a nuclear power person. Excuse me? You probably were not a nuclear. I've been a nuclear powered person for at least a decade. Okay. A lot of people that know quietly. Very unpopular to say this aloud. No. Twitter, Twitter, come. But let me come after you now. No, it's
Opening arguments are set to begin
"The man accused of killing 8 people in a Halloween day terrorist attack in New York City in 2017 goes on trial today. Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for syphilis. Who they say drove a rented ban down the bike path on the west side of Manhattan, mowing down numerous people killing 8 of them. 6 foreign tourists and two New Yorkers used back national got out of the van with a pellet gun and a paintball gun and shouted allahu Akbar, meaning God is great. He was shot by police, court papers say that after his arrest, he told authorities he was inspired by Islamic State videos in that he used to truck in the attack to inflict maximum damage against civilians. Julie Walker, New York.
Fresh "West Side" from Bloomberg Daybreak
"Karen, thanks at 6 31 on Wall Street and Michael Barr is back with us to tell us what's going on in New York and around the world. Good morning, Michael Good morning, Nathan, New York City police and the rest of the country are bracing for the release of the Tyree Nichols video tonight. 5 Memphis, Tennessee police officers now face murder charges accused of a brutal assault. Last night, individuals held for Nichols and Memphis, tyrese mother rovan Welles told the crowd to avoid violence when the video is released. I didn't see it, but from what I hear, it's going to be horrific. But I won't each and every one of you to protest in peace. Nichols was a 29 year old black man and the 5 officers charged are all black, and Islamic extremists who killed 8 people in New York City in 2017 was convicted as a pool of St. Paul, ran over the people on the west side highway bike path with a rented truck. He could get the death penalty. New York mayor Eric Adams says the city is strong. During his state of the city address Adams called for increasing the number of police hold reckless drivers accountable and wants to get repeat offenders off the streets. He reflected on his first year in office. Our children are back in school with their teachers and friends, our theaters are thriving, our restaurants, a book, and New Yorkers are back to work. I am proud of our achievements this year. They are Adams went on to say the city's ability to
USDC Issuer Circle Calls Off Plans to Go Public
"Mega donuts? Travie bag of donuts over here. You Jolie travie, welcome to the bay crypto podcast. It's so bad. It's worse. We're bringing a bag of Ethereum today talking with one of the founders of the original, the way the way back, way back, Ethereum goes all the way back to what? That 2015, yeah? Something like that way back in the day, yeah. All right, now we're moving to the upper west side and going to upscale our New York accent a little bit. Yeah, so it was great. This is Joseph container of donuts. We didn't know that Anthony diorio was going to be at coin agenda where you and I had the privilege of speaking. That's Michael Turpin's event as Porter part of Puerto Rico blockchain week. And what a surprise and a pleasure to have an opportunity to talk to him. It was. I mean, this was a real treat. And you know, in this interview right here, he talks about the future, the past, the present, what he's working on. The focus on nodes. He's doing some really, really cool stuff. And here's a guy who saw Bitcoin really early. And actually was the first money in Ethereum. So, I mean, dude, he might have, he might have been the most successful person we've ever sat down with, it face to face. Well, we sat with vitalik, but I mean, if this guy was the one who put the first money in, he probably got a little bit more than its vitalik did unless they split it all up equally. I don't know how they divided it at all. We sat with vitalik, but it wasn't really face to face because he doesn't like looking at people right in the eye.
Man faces assault charges in Chicago police station shooting
"Chicago police are looking into increasing security of police stations after some trouble Police say on Wednesday a man walked into the lobby of a police station on the city's west side with a gun wrapped in a plastic bag and started shouting anti police statements They say when he pointed the gun at officers at least three of them opened fire He was shot in the shoulder and charged with assault a week and a half ago police shot and wounded another man at a different police station who they say grabbed handguns off a table and pointed them at officers who were involved in S.W.A.T. training That man's in jail I'm Rita foley
Nadler defeats Maloney in battle of top House Democrats
"Congressman Jerry Nadler has defeated congresswoman Carolyn maloney in a democratic primary after a court forced the two veteran lawmakers into the same New York City district I'm Ben Thomas with some background Nadler has spent 30 years representing Manhattan's upper west side maloney 30 years representing Manhattan's upper east side Residents of those neighborhoods claimed distinct identities but New York's new 12th district spans Central Park linking the two iconic neighborhoods both have held powerful positions in Congress Nadler the chair of the House judiciary committee twice leading fights to impeach former president Trump Maloney the first woman to chair the House oversight and reform committee She fought for government aid for those sickened by the toxic clouds produced by the September 11th attacks in his victory speech Nadler noted how he and maloney have spent much of their adult lives working together And thanked her for decades of service to New York City I'm Ben Thomas
As fewer kids enroll, big cities face a small schools crisis
"The pandemic has exacerbated a big city shrinking school's crisis A small student body sounds nice but in a big urban building it's more expensive per student during the pandemic many families left big cities or switched to private schools that met in person and analysis by chalkbeat and The Associated Press shows more than one in three Chicago elementary schools had fewer than 300 students last school year in New York it's one in 5 in Boston one and two on Chicago's west side principal romy and Crockett runs trauma school of excellence which lost almost a third of its enrollment during the pandemic When you lose kids you lose resources And when you lose resources that impacts your ability to service kids especially kids who have very high needs Nationally schools with more students of color are more likely to be closed and those in effected communities feel unfairly targeted Officials are facing tough choices Cut school budgets keep shrinking schools open despite the financial strain or close them down when the COVID relief money runs out I'm Jennifer King
Why Did Some J6 Participants Change Clothes? Darren Beattie Weighs In
"Let's continue to just unpack. We're waiting for the official report. You're going to publish it with your forward that debunks it for the January 6th quote unquote committee, which is in fact a show trial. Let's unpack some of the questions that aren't simply being covered. Firstly, right after the event, there were lots of handheld phone footage that people posted on social media, peculiar sites of people who looked like they were around Congress, who were changing their clothes prior to getting involved in the altercations or the riot to a putting on maga hats, putting on clothing that identified them as Trump supporters. One of your team that revolver news found with regards to these allegations did this happen is this footage verifiable. Do we know anything about these people? And why were they changing their clothes, Darren? You know, that's a great question. And I'm familiar with the footage of this sort of thing, but I have to concede I'm not well versed in that. I haven't done the deep dive into that. There's so many different dimensions of this. And so much footage and so much to cover between the east side of the capitol, the west side of the capital, the whole span of things. And so I can't really comment with any special authority on the changing of clothes. Hang on, hang on, hang on. This is why this guy does not fit into the swamp. In the swamp, if you're on a show and they ask you a question, you just lie and you make it up. If you don't know it, you just, this is why you have no credibility amongst the swamp creatures. This is why you're actually a journalist. You admit when you don't know something, that is a cardinal sin. How dare you do that? You
Friends Creator Marta Kaufman Is Ashamed There Were No Blacks
"About that. You see this story about the co creator of the TV sitcom Friends, she's planning to donate $4 million to an African and African American studies project because she's so embarrassed by the guilt she feels, but the white homogeneity of the characters on that sitcom and that coming of age series is didn't have enough black characters in it. This is so gross. Marta Kauffman was one of the creators of Friends. And she told people that she intends for a plan gift to fund the Mara F kauf in 1978 professorship in African and African American studies at her Alma mater, brandeis university, which is a liberal arts college in Massachusetts. She said it was initially difficult and frustrating to see Friends criticize for its lack of diverse characters in a show that ran for ten years and after premiered 94, as you know, that show earned tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars in syndication and streaming for its creators and cast Aniston Cox could draw Leblanc Perry and schwimmer. They are swimming in money forever. And after Netflix announced that it would drop the sitcom in 2019, somebody named Sal auster witz, who wrote generation friends and inside look at the show that defined the television era, said Friends occupied a central place in American pop culture. Yes, it's a sitcom, but it's also a soap opera. But after this, see, here we go. After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, that triggered so much racial justice protest across the country that the TV show Friends became a target of criticism. And many people wondered how. On Manhattan's racially diverse upper west side, the characters seemed to exist without interacting with any residents or visitors of
Sheriff Bob Johnson: The Active Scene, Leading up to the Viral Comment
"So Sarah you're out there in the great blood red politically Panhandle We love it out there I spent some time out there myself What happened I didn't get I only heard that portion of the speech Did you guys find a body or was there a guy who was shot who came into the police station How did this whole thing start And did you expect this thing to go viral after you gave that speech Well you know and if you watch past press conferences with me I tend to talk a lot and I'll tell you I ran as a cop not a politician for this office And it kind of comes through in my press conferences but what happened basically was this guy he gets out of prison We sent him to prison for 6 and a half years for home invasion He gets out and then he breaks into four houses in a little community in the west side of our county named pace Florida And he breaks into four houses our guys are chasing him all around We've got a perimeter set up and we're closing the perimeter in And he's jumping fences and kicking in doors and finally one of the guys one of the deputy says shots fired And it wasn't us shooting It was a homeowner and so then he jumped another fence he did not get hit He jumps another fence and gets into another house and we corner him in a bedroom and when they kick the door to the bedroom he jumps out through the glass I mean just bust the glass out of the window dives into the backyard where one of my deputies was waiting and took him into
Bruce Willis's Cognitive Decline Has Finally Silenced Him
"Well, the bad way to start the weekend is to talk about Bruce Willis's cognitive decline, which is really sad. The actor's family shared the news on Instagram the other day. They wrote alongside a photo of Bruce and they said to Bruce's amazing supporters as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health, I mean, it just said that they're going to say this. It's it. But I know what they're doing. And this can't be easy for a family to say that, especially since Bruce has been the breadwinner, not only for Demi and her kids, but his younger wife was beautiful and then two kids, it's a sad thing. She said thing to say the least and it hit me the other day and because this cognitive decline is aphasia that he's suffering from it just happened on the same day as my buddy Pauly Herman died and you know if you know anything about those two guys like I mentioned maybe you guys didn't hear this on Patreon but Pauly Herman used to run a club on the upper west side of New York City and Bruce Willis was the bartender before he was known. And the fact that both of them on the same day basically got silenced, it's very scary for a guy like me. It's scary for anybody because it just shows you how quick life goes and how quickly it can turn. And I can only wish Bruce some sort of turn around,
'The Power of the Dog' leads Oscar field with 12 nominations, followed by 'Dune' with 10
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Brandon Straka Will Release His Jan. 6 Video From the East Side of the Capitol
"So I continued walking toward the capital And when I got about three to 5 blocks away I started shooting a video And I just took one long continuous shot as I was approaching the capital grounds Now at the time it didn't occur to me that there was anything that I should be looking for or anything unusual about this But I will be posting my video publicly later not today but probably in the coming week And there are several things I want people to pay attention to when they look at my video The first thing is that there is not one single police officer visible in my video I approach the capital from the east side not the west side which is sort of synonymous with all of the violence and the window smashing and everything that you saw Those of us who were on the east side didn't witness any of that because it wasn't happening Not to mention the fact that I was arriving at somewhere around two 30 p.m. which I believe was a considerable amount of time after those things that happened on the west side So as I'm entering the east side of the capital grounds what you'll notice in my video is that there are thousands of people just wandering calmly as some of them even look a little bit bored Just sort of holding signs singing songs having conversations There's a woman walking her dog Nothing terribly unusual whatsoever And at that point I entered the capital of browns and I said to the camera there are thousands of people here thousands of people walking around I get closer and closer to the capital And as I get closer to the building I noticed that at the top of the stairs on the east side there seems to be a bit more of a swirling energy happening up there than there was on the outer grounds where there were thousands of people just sort of calmly standing
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I can tell that it was what he wanted it to be because he cared so fucking much about it. And I was just like, there's a reason you've been hiding this from us. When it got to be like a year and a half had passed and we hadn't even heard it like a whisper about when we would get to see it. I was like, okay, it's either fucking fantastic or really bad. Either he cut it together and he hated everything. And he's embarrassed to show us. Or it's so good that he doesn't want he doesn't want any possibility of leaks. And all of us share that same sentiment. We had a group chat. We were all like, so what's going on? And I remember getting text from Tony Kushner, being like, hey, I just saw the first cut of the film. I'm like, oh, did you? I remember Justin being like, don't tell anyone, but I saw the film. I'm like, don't tell me that you saw the film, Justin. Yeah, I mean, it was so special to see it. But at the same time, I definitely watched through squinted eyes whenever I was on the camera. I whenever I was on the screen, I just was like, and for some reason I doubted my ability to hit the notes. So I felt like I was watching a live performance, which I think is a testament to how easily the musical numbers flow in and out of conversation. But I felt like I was watching a live performance in the sense that during one hand when a heart which in the film is sung live, I was leaning in, being like, is she gonna hate the and I was like, bitch, he's not gonna put you singing like the wrong note or not hitting it in a movie. He's not gonna do that. But every time every time I see, I've seen it ten times now because I'm a mess. It just blows my mind that that came out of my mouth. Yeah. All right, that's me. Well, the big picture thing I think is that I know for you for Ariana for David for Rita, of course. This is a very different website story than the 19 61 one, not just in terms of certain changes, Tony made. Tony Kushner to the script, but obviously the fact that the people playing the LatinX character, I don't know if that's a word you like. And I will stop using it if you don't. But..
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Kathleen's always believed in me and I actually went back a couple years later and played million thirdly modern Millie there and it was just the same the same thought always and she's always rooted for me. But even I auditioned for the Broadway production of School of Rock when I was 14 years old. And the reason they didn't call me back was they just said my voice was too mature to play a fourth grader. And it was embarrassing at the time, but I look back now and I'm like, yeah, no, I was singing. I was singing to be Bette Midler. That's what that was the intention behind that. So I get why that didn't happen for me. Well, so I guess when you're auditioning for Broadway at 14, had you already made up your mind in at least privately? I don't know if you were necessarily telling other people, but that this was what you wanted to do with the rest of your life or was this just something like, hey, you know, I'm a kid, I'm going to do this through school and then we'll go on to the real world. I told everyone that I wanted to do it for the rest of my life. It was really like what I was 12 years old and I was doing my first production that I was so dead set on doing this for the rest of my life. All I found a way to bring all of my school projects back to musical theater. I found a way to just to share my love in any way that I could. And I introduced everyone around me to as much of it as I could. I made so many kids love Les mis and phantom of the opera in middle school. I was that kid. But I was so passionate about it and my parents looked at it as just this kid loves something so much. Who are we to tell her no? And it was something that I was always willing to compromise about where I was like the school of rocking was an open call. I didn't have representation until well after filming west side story. And so it was an open call and I was like, I know it's snowing. I know it's this, I know it's that, but I finished all my homework. I did all of that, and I would really, really love to go to this thing. And they were excited for me. You know, it was Rachel likes something. Rachel's passionate about something and I'm so grateful to them that they never had an ounce of fear when it came to me trying to pursue it professionally. There was never any hesitation about whether or not it was the possibility for me. It was just a prep for the rejection, but this kid, this kid can do it. Why? And you were in regular school through right up until west side, slurry. I guess one of the things I see in which was kind of poetic if true is that west side story had something to do with why you ended up at the all girls Catholic school that you went to, is that right? Yes. Oh my God, I'm trying to think, who did I tell that to you? I'm like, God, Rachel, oversharing. No, yeah. I saw a production of west side story at my mom's Alma mater in New Jersey. And that ended up being where my sister went and then I didn't have a choice. And where I went to high school was wherever Jaclyn was going. So I went, I went there too. And I just remember thinking their production was so great. And they did such a great job..
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Doing shows and felt like that was my education. And I think that that is totally fair to any young person listening who may not think that just because they might think that just because they don't have money, they can't get classic training. You don't need it really you don't. And that was where I learned my knack for acting and for connecting with an audience is by being on stage. And I really wanted to develop my voice properly because I knew that that was my gift. That was my God given gift. I didn't really inherit it from anyone. My dad has musical ability. My mom has never touched an instrument. So I was like, you know, nobody was a singer, but my sister and I both had these voices. And I really wanted to explore mine. Then you know, money wasn't necessarily tight. We were living comfortably, but we didn't have just we didn't have the ability to just spend on $150 lessons. For an hour, and you know, even though voice coaches are absolutely worth every cent. If you don't, you know, if you don't like it, if you don't actually learn something, what are you going to do? So I split time with another student. And I was spending my $75 and sometimes that was my birthday gift, truly, it was like it was one of those things. And my first voice coach larissa is such a we're still friends for this to be keep in touch, still friends and she really just helped me cultivate a love of storytelling beyond that because I think she realized in the very beginning stages of teaching me technique that I also just really wanted to tell stories. Yeah. And that's what it became. And so I never really got classically trained in voice until I booked west side story and jumped head first into that work and started trading with the best vocal coach on Broadway Joan later who taught me truly everything I know..
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"It's really funny. Apparently I'm like Polish German Russian Irish, Emily this is all the white things on my dad's side. So that's something that I learned about myself on IMDb. But the ziegler is a Polish name. And my ancestors way back are Polish. Well, you know, the Jews want to claim you. That sounds like a Jewish name. I've heard. I've heard everybody asks me if I'm Jewish, and I'm like, thank you, but no. Well, so you grew up bilingual, right? Yeah. I mean, it was never something that was legitimately taught to me. The Spanish language. I was very much given the same doctrine of you will be American you will speak English, all of these things that Maya will either pass on to my mom, my mom had passed under me. But I heard them speaking, Spanish. For my entire life, so when I was taking Spanish classes growing up, I just was very it was very easy for me to assimilate into that part of my brain. And then I lost it for a while. Which I think it happens to a lot of kids. You know, when you're a kid, it's the easiest time to learn a language is when your brain is forming. So my brain stopped forming at one point. And it was not as easy to soak in the language. But I grew up in a mostly English speaking household and in Spanish, we spoken between my mom and my mom's aunt, Rosie, who was always around as well. And so it was just my Colombian side of the family who constantly spoke Spanish to each other. So it was always in my ear. And I always had an ear for it. And I'm really fortunate that a project like west side story brought it back to the forefront of my mind and kind of just gave me an excuse to re familiarize myself with that part of my culture. Yeah, and I guess growing up were you reminded, let's say by others about your background I had read that I was sad to read that a few times on the subway you may have had some experiences or different things. Is that true? Yeah. I mean, it was bizarre. I was just very aware that there were people in the world that othered me from a very young age. And I didn't really understand why, because I hold a lot of privilege as a white Latina and it's something that I was very much aware of growing up..
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 424th episode of awards chatter, The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And my guest today is one of 2021s breakout stars. Her discovery is a Cinderella, or at least only in Hollywood, story. Four years ago at the age of just 16, she was forwarded a tweet about a casting call from a person she had never met, but who admired her singing on YouTube. Then, like 30,000 other people, she recorded an audition on her iPhone and emailed it into a casting agency. Then she was called back, 9 different times over a year before ultimately being plucked out of her senior year of high school and going to work as the leading lady in a big screen reimagining of a musical which had previously won the best picture Oscar and which had long been a favorite of hers. Under the direction of the most famous filmmaker in the world. And then, having never previously appeared in a film, she knocked the assignment out of the park in one of the greatest film debuts ever, with The New York Times raving that she quote sing some of the most challenging numbers with full throated authority. Quote, the national border review voting her the year's best actress. And the Hollywood foreign press association, making her the youngest ever and first ever Latina winner of its best actress in a musical or comedy Golden Globe Award. I'm talking, of course, about the now 20 year old phenom who plays Maria in Steven Spielberg's version of west side story, Rachel segler. Over the course of our conversation, ziegler and I discuss her life before her west side story journey. What the casting and filming of west side story were like for her, how her life and career have been different since she shot west side story. Why it's so important to her that people, especially young Latinos and latinas, who are seeing this new film version of west side story, unlike the prior film version, are seeing Latino and Latina performers playing Latino and Latina characters just as they will soon see her as the big screen's first ever Latina Snow White plus much more. And so without further ado, let's go to.
Golden Globes winners announced at closed-door event
"The the golden golden globe globe awards awards Hollywood Hollywood so so called called biggest biggest party party that that regularly regularly drew drew eighteen eighteen million million TV TV viewers viewers was was reduced reduced to to a a live live blog blog Sunday Sunday night night Steven Steven Spielberg's Spielberg's West West Side Side Story Story won won several several big big awards awards okay okay Best Best Picture Picture comedy comedy or or musical musical Best Best Actress Actress best best supporting supporting actress actress Netflix Netflix is is the the power power of of the the dog dog won won Best Best Picture Picture drama drama Best Best direction direction and and supporting supporting performance performance other other film film winners winners included included Will Will Smith Smith breaking breaking Richard Richard Nicole Nicole Kidman Kidman for for being being the the Ricardos Ricardos and and Andrew Andrew Garfield Garfield for for tick tick tick tick boom boom I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker the the golden golden globe globe awards awards Hollywood Hollywood so so called called biggest biggest party party that that regularly regularly drew drew eighteen eighteen million million TV TV viewers viewers was was reduced reduced to to a a live live blog blog Sunday Sunday night night Steven Steven Spielberg's Spielberg's West West Side Side Story Story won won several several big big awards awards okay okay
Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Embroiled in Controversy for Excluding English Subtitles
"Called west side story. This is supposed to be the Spielberg epic. This was supposed to be his greatest film of all time. And it's turning out to be a dud. Have you heard about this? It's a crazy story. So a west side story, and if you know anything about Broadway, it's a wonderful Broadway show. The music absolutely phenomenal. Some of the most memorable songs in Broadway came from west side story. Many of which we can not share with you on the radio. But what was the one Puerto Rico? Your lovely island. I can't. Lyrics a little inappropriate. So anyway, there's some controversy surrounding west side story. Rachel ziegler is the lead. She plays Maria. And it turns out that there are no subtitles in the movie, and this is a big deal because most of the movie is in Spanish. So if you don't know Spanish, you're not going to have a clue what's going on. Much like grace baker when I went to go see Hamilton on Broadway and left at halftime. I love Hamilton, so. I didn't understand a word they were rapping. And it turns out the only white guy in the show was what king George the bad guy. So I didn't understand it. I love Hamilton, but that's a discussion for another day. I'm just sitting there, and I'm like, I paid good money for this? It is an expensive show. They should at least have subtitles or like the lyrics written out so you can understand. So you can understand what's going on. So now that now grace, they're saying, well, it's west side story, miss Ziggler, who is the lead actors there. She says the reason they eliminated subtitles is because they wanted to do it as an act of respect. For so what? For Spanish? Well, so just think about this. They're thinking, okay, well, most people in America are not Spanish speaking. No. So therefore it is disrespectful for them to put those subtitles up there. Okay. They say it's disrespectful for Spanish
"west side" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"To me it just seems like as much as I think this movie has really progressed a lot of the original aspects of west side story it shows, I think, just how far we still have to come because again, we're still doing the Anita is brown or dark skinned. And she's like the sexual vivacious character. And then Maria, the ingenue is a white lens. I mean, in general, it just feels like they didn't go all the way on certain changes. And you know, I think Rachel ziegler not being Puerto Rican herself is jarring in that way where she just doesn't look like the people around her in a way that, you know, it's not like there's no Puerto Ricans from the Caribbean that look like that in any way. But as a Latina not only as a Latina, but very specifically as a Puerto Rican who gets asked by so many other Latinos what I am, I was like, come on, man. It was giving me very in the heights vibes that discourse. The fact that this Maria couldn't even cast her as actually Puerto Rican. I see all those points at the same time. I actually think she was pretty good in this role. I like the fact that they made Maria corny. And because she's the one who goes in for the kiss at the dance, Tony's kind of taking it back and even though she's still very naive in some way, she does at some point say, we can't pretend that us being together doesn't cause issues. And to me, she really conveyed those moments in a believable way. I still to this day will never not yell at the screen when I see or yell at the stage hypothetically. When I see Maria, sleep with Tony, right after he told me she killed her brother. I'm like, really, I don't care how young you are. You're not going to be doing that. Whatever. But overall, I thought she was a convincing Maria. Boy, did I love a nita? I mean, it's not just the role that freedom arena won her Oscar for. It is one of the stronger roles in the show overall, even as written on the page. Ariana Dubois brought it. I mean, she is just so fantastic. I can't take my eyes off of her, looks incredible, the dancing is great..
"west side" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
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"west side" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Well, at least, at least, because we're never going to get the returns that we're looking for unless we build pressure and we save them. This has to be the bar. And you know, I think of something like Coulson whiteheads booked underground railroad and how that was adapted for as a series. And it was a black storyteller, a black director, and I believe Brad Pitt was one of the producers. He didn't step in to kind of overtake a role that should have been in African American hands in terms of the creative and decision making process. So there are alternatives. And we shouldn't settle for less than that and kind of recycling a convenient place for as Francis has alluded to as it has explained of like having on surface our representation in increased in terms of who's participating, but not behind the scenes. And the question, the larger question that gets poses controlling the narrative, and I don't see it hold you as being a contrarian. I see it as truth telling. And that's truth telling that's overdue. And I think that it's notable. It's interesting to me that in the consultation process, and this is not to cast aspersions around anyone that was brought to the table, but we know Francis as one of the preeminent scholars in our community and beyond and who has written a seminal work dating back to 2000 about west side story, yet those folks did not reach out to her, you know? So to me, that speaks volumes about what you were trying to do and what you were trying to what you were trying to not do. First of all, people that say that just a question of contrary, I agree with Erica's wording that is truth telling, but also that's what multiple perspectives look like. You don't all have to get into the bandwagon. We get a little bit of recognition or some recognition or door opened a little bit and we all have to be supportive grateful of that. We have multiple perspectives of what that should look like. That's one dimension. And the other is that there's complexity to this. So for an actor or actress in this new version of west side story, indeed, this may open doors. You know, in ways that for a scholar or an activist or people situated in a different relationship to that production might bring other types of questions. So in that sense, if you look at the 1961 version, Rita Moreno one Academy Award, which did not actually increase her chances of getting better roles in Hollywood, but did give her a certain type of cultural capital that by making different decisions after that, she was able to turn into what her career became, which is a totally different definition of stardom. I mean, you think Rita Moreno has never really won a major award for playing the main character in any production. Right. And I will say having seen her, you know, this is why I don't struggle with the phone. I understand. I go in with eyes wide open and understand the context as a Puerto Rican who has also written and followed and has seen the single narrative, but she was spectacular in this. And I'm not going to not read a Moreno for being a west side story and redoing having a role like Valentina, which was I think one of the strongest roles in the movie. And also, I gave her the opportunity to mentor and have relation to a new generation of actresses. Exactly. So that's why, you know, it's not a question of being a contrarian is a question of raising a variety of questions. And engaging with the complexity of history. Yeah, no, I appreciate you both. Erika, before we close out, just remind people where they can find these three excellent pieces if they haven't read them yet. We're going to link to them in our show notes. But just want to make sure that people who are listening nowhere to go. Thank you, Julio for the time. So these are reflections can be found at the women's media center site at the adare channel. Perfect. Francis and Erica, thank you so much for being on Latino rebels radio. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you, Julio. Okay, so I'm going to venture to say that you have not heard this type of conversation about west side story this week. Just saying. I mean, these perspectives all by Latino women are matter. They're important. I think it's too easy to just react to people who want to look at this critically. In a way that's grounded in history and context in cultural perspective in sort of fighting a narrative that has I would say has defined a population. For 60 years and it's actually done more harm than good. So when you think and watch the movie, just think about it. You know, enjoy it, you know, I'm sure it's plenty of people listening to this. I can go see the movie. I love the songs. I love Bernardo. I love the character of Anita. I mean, you know, I love the fact that the character vanita was a black bodyguard woman. This time around. And like Francis says there's a lot of things that make it more palatable, but there's bigger questions. So as you watch it, just watch it with that. And read the three essays, and if you like what you heard, rate and review us, share this podcast, tweet at me who lethal 77, tweet at Latino rebels, special shout out to ASTRO Fernandez, who is our producer. And so you need to follow Latino media collective. And yeah, we'll be back next week. And like we always do, we always close out with Laplace and weird, that's who you are, Latino robles radio, we out of here..
NYC Man Out on Bail Reform, Brutally Beats 2 Women in 'Violent, Unprovoked' Attacks Then Released Again
"We're witnessing a country that is on the brink. And instead of worrying about, I'm reading about a 23 year old punk monster coward. 23 year old piece of excrement named Daryl Johnson. Listen to this story from the New York Post. A man charged with beating a guy last year was dumped back onto the street thanks to so called bail reform, only to allegedly pummel two women on the upper west side Thursday and be freed again. Daryl Johnson left one of his random female victims show brutally beaten that she suffered a quote disfiguring laceration to her face. Law enforcement sources told the New York Post yesterday. Now this guy has more than a dozen arrests. He was hit with assault and harassment charges when he beat the man. In August of 2020, he allegedly punched his victim about the face with a closed fist multiple times, then he used his feet to kick and stomp the man. But a judge had to release him without any bail. Because none of the charges were eligible for incarceration under revamped state laws. Then, with that case, still pending. This evil monster went up to a 50 year old woman at Broadway and west 79th in Manhattan around 9 20 a.m. Thursday morning. A beat her in a violent, unprovoked attack. This woman was literally scarred for life. She has a disfiguring scar now on her face. Three minutes later, the guy assaulted another woman, a block away, police say. In that incident, he walked up to a 32 year old woman on west 80th street. Pounding her in the face. Both women, women, were taken to saint Luke's hospital. In court, now brace yourself. Sit down if you're standing. Manhattan prosecutors recommended that this guy be released. A request, the judge
"west side" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Playful way. They're play acting. They do Maria. I Maria. Take the antone. Poor richer. Poor poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to honor to hold and to keep from each son to each moon. Here, it's done with the most somberness and seriousness in an actual religious setting. Like within a church, when they're getting married, they're getting married in this film. So I'll contradict myself again or point out the contradiction. I like the movie makes a clear break in a lot of ways from the original that it does something dramatically different with a scene like that. I'm not sure that it's necessarily an improvement, but I'm glad that we have both of them. I do think the other one you mentioned cool really is effective here because in the 61, it comes after they've already had the brawl. And they put it here before the rumble. So that throwing around of the gun not only is dangerous in and of itself because as you said, they're playing with a gun and they've got that walkway that has the big hole in it and you feel like at any moment someone might go through it. They're jumping over it. But it foreshadows the danger that's to come. It foreshadows the tragedy of what's to come in a way that I do think is more effective dramatically than it being a cool down sequence like it is in the original version. Yeah, it does work as foreshadowing, but I've got to say what I felt was more pronounced in this structuring and is also something of an issue with the original, but there is a steep drop after the big fight scene in terms of an understandably so. Like you're dealing with a lot of intense trauma after that fight sequence. But for me, coming out of it, what I thought this really could have used was one more production number. One that didn't have to be joyous or effervescent necessarily, but had to be make us sit up in a way that the other ones did, and I did not remember that cool occurred later in the original and now that you say that, that's exactly what this needed. This needed. You wanted to cool down. You needed cool because it is so engaging. It's so well done. It's on such a big stage level of like America and I think it would probably have helped me this last third is kind of a long slog for me. Not just because it's depressing, it has to be, that's the story, but because we don't get anything as engaging in terms of musical theater, as we did previously. But I do want to go back to, you know, you're talking about bold choices. And I think for me, what was really thrilling about this film is it kind of goes back to the question we started with. Why would Spielberg do this? Well, the guy may not have a lot of experience in musical films. We could think maybe at the beginning of temple doom or to me, I was thinking of 1941 a lot, just the period and the sheer scale of that film. But we don't think of him as being necessarily a musical film director, but we do recognize him as a cinematic genius. So the question is, how's he going to make this a movie? How is he going to use camera? How's he going to use editing? And we discussed that unbroken opening shot, drifting over these crumbling tenement buildings. Beautiful. We also get and thematically important. It's bookended with the final shot, which I'm not going to spoil, but is very mournful moment that we see from far, far away as the camera rises amidst the steps of a fire escape and each step frames what we're watching a little differently. Those are both two things you couldn't do in a theater, right? So Spielberg is bringing the cinema to this story. I mentioned the scene of Maria and Tony looking at each other across the dance floor. You could do that on a stage, but you couldn't get that rush, the rushing blur of teenagers in between them, like these colorful trains on a track, right? And then in terms of the editing, there's a great hired at it that I think works really well. Really early on, I think it's riff is tossing a brick in the direction of the camera. And we should say Sarah brochure and Michael Khan, the editors here, longtime Spielberg collaborators. Hard cut from that brick coming towards the camera to a shot of Tony, catching a can that's been tossed by riff. They're in the basement of the bodega where Tony works. So little things like that make this a very cinematic experience, which is what I was hoping for from Spielberg and I think that's largely what he delivers. West side story opens in wide release on December 10th, when you see it, and if you agree or disagree.
"west side" Discussed on Filmspotting
"Rita Moreno in the original, I'm always going to want to spend more time with the sharks. I'm always going to want to spend more time with Bernardo. He's just that much more charismatic, I think than Tony is, but does it have to be that way? I don't know if it does. That's that's really the question, right? But I'll split the difference with you a little bit on Tony. I do truly hear what you're saying and know you're not completely wrong. But I'll go back to the grittiness, right? The original prologue if you think about it and I rewatch some of it today on YouTube just to make sure that I wasn't misremembering it. There's some graffiti on the walls, right? It isn't Central Park west. But it feels like this musical's version, this romanticized version of New York City. And then you watch the opening of this film. Think about the efforts. Spielberg undertakes here to extend that prologue and showcase that grittiness, the grimness of the streets. The way they raise the stakes on all of these characters circumstances. These neighborhoods there, living in, they're not just neglected. They're being demolished. Literally. Right underneath the great opening. They live in a war zone. Yes. We see the sign. Slum renovations. So you basically have two choices. You can take the city's money and leave or you can not take the money and you can stay and you're gonna get kicked out. And that all does, I think, here's a Tony Kushner touch that I think works, and I think there are many of them. It underscores the irony of these gangs fighting. When they have actually so much in common, including what should be a common enemy. So I like that tragic irony, and it also reinforces in a way that you don't really get in the original why these gangs are so angry in the first place. Now how this ties back to elgort? Well, just as you have to suspend disbelief in the original that Natalie Wood is Latina, you have to suspend disbelief that Richard beymer is a badass. And it's more than just that here, Al Gore's Tony seems capable of beating people up again, he is very tall. There does just have to be something about his presence where you truly understand why someone like riff and the rest of the jets look up to him the way they do and why what he says carries so much weight. And why he's so confident albeit completely naively in the fact that he thinks he can just convince Bernardo to like him. This is a Tony who is scared of what he's capable of doing that he can't hurt people, but he's not scared of anyone else. This is a Tony that served time and sing sing. Josh, did you believe any of it? I mean, he's saying that and I'm like, there is no way baby face. No, I saw it. I saw it enough. Did I see it to the degree? You would have liked or maybe even I would have liked would another performer have really embodied that better, quite possibly. But was it a major improvement on in that respect? I think it was. It probably makes him a better, more interesting Tony, because I do think it also supports the plot. That when he does kill someone, I believed anyway, that he was actually capable of it. And I think Kushner and Spielberg here have given us a west side story that in other ways too, makes more sense psychologically and is more realistic if you will in terms of the character behavior and actions, which I do simultaneously appreciate and I also wonder, is that what is that what west side story actually needed or Romeo and Juliet actually needed more psychological realism? Well, I think you're talking about which I agree with. The sense of cultural disenfranchisement that is the undercurrent, the shared undercurrent to this telling, which was present in the original, but is more pronounced here and maybe in some more interesting ways. But yeah, not to spend too much time on elber elgort, but I will say as a thought experiment he doesn't necessarily have to be that dark. What's that? Are you going to say imagine Adam Driver? No, how about this? I'm going to go back to in the heights. How about Anthony Ramos? Play do snobby totally different character, not dangerous at all. But what did he have? That was the only guy I liked other characters in that movie. But he was almost too compelling because that was supposed to be a three person story, and the two women in that story kind of faded to the background because Ramos was just such a dynamic screen presence. That's the guy give me an actor not necessarily just Ramos, but give me an actor who can do that. Who can convince me that he's my best friend in two seconds, convince me that he can look across the dance floor and that Maria is going to instantly fall for him. And then also, yes, he would need some of those other layers to suggest that he's capable of violence. He's confused. And what I got here from this Tony from elgort is just like the guy's naive. I didn't see confidence in him thinking he could make Bernardo his friend. I just saw naivete. Bernardo makes her crowd. I believe, I believe that he is truly not scared of Bernardo, which is something I never believed in the 61. Well, okay. Is he better than? Yes. But we're talking a really low bar there. He jumped that bar by singing on his own. But let's get to some of the other performances because I'm totally with you that those are the characters that you want to watch. And I mean, honestly, I think that riff, Mike feist as riff, is way more dangerous. Put me in a dark alley. Put me in a dark alley. I don't want anything to do with riff. I would happily have two Ansel algarves. It was my question from this movie. And here's what fight does because it ties in with what you were talking about Adam with this psychology of this. And the fact that we understand what is driving the behavior of these two gangs and there are two different things, right? So for riff, you think about how it's the place, the jets are in the social Strata now and the poverty they're experiencing. What is the lieutenant's say? Great line, which I think is new to this production. He describes the jets as the last of the can't make it caucasians. He talks about the others who have moved to the suburbs, right? Or a wealthier part of New York City. And that you're left and you're going to be wiped out because you're just bottom of the rump..
Stephen Sondheim Achieved More by Age 27 Than Most Do in a Lifetime
"I will talk to you tomorrow on tomorrow's Patreon about meeting the great Steven Sondheim. It was a brief meeting. I'm not going to say I knew him. It wasn't that kind of thing. But his death is really an, but he wasn't young, you know, he was in his 90s. That's going to happen, but I just can't believe what this guy accomplished. I don't think enough of us know what he actually did. At such a young age, to come out of to be 25 or 26 years old and write west side story. And then the next year, write gypsy. You kidding me? That's a career for most people. He did that before he reached 27 years old.
Musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim has died I comic songwriter Stephen Sondheim a giant in American musical theater has died attorney Rick Pappas told The New York Times Sondheim died Friday at his home in Roxbury Connecticut he was ninety one Sondheim who was taught by the legendary Oscar Hammerstein wrote the lyrics for nineteen fifties American stage classics West Side Story and gypsy early in his career six of Sondheim's musicals won Tony awards for best score he received the Pulitzer Prize for something in the park an academy award for the song sooner or later from the film Dick Tracy five Olivier awards and the presidential medal of honor hi
Curtis Sliwa Makes His Bid for NYC Mayor
"Courtesy, welcome. Oh, my pleasure to join you again last time. Remember, I was on a city bike outside a prospect park. I don't believe, I don't believe you remember that. You have been so busy running for mayor. Let's frame this, okay? Because most people listen to the program. Don't live in New York, right? So number one, I want to ask you, how do you see this race shaping up? De Blasio was a full out, I mean, he's like a Biden wannabe. He is a total communist. I mean, we're not even joking, right? He's as bad as you can imagine. I've seen the city change in a few years like I never dreamt. It could change. The crime, the graffiti, the street people on the upper west side. I mean, it's an unbelievable deterioration. Number one. Number two, now you are running against Eric Adams, talk about the race as it stands now. Well, all you had to do was listen to Eric Adams on that debate stage last night and towards the end, we were asked by the moderator to give a letter grade to Bill de Blasio. Harry Adams said, B plus and that made my entire point that if the voters in New York City vote for Eric Adams did not Kurdish sleeve, you're gonna get four more years of de Blasio. What drug induced psychosis was Eric Adams in to give him a B plus. That is the ultimate in social promotion. I gave him an F and I said, I can't wait to this guy leaves New York City, goes back to Cambridge. He'll probably be an adjunct professor and ruin a whole new generation of poli sci students at
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"He really an i let loose and started to scream and yell and cry and attack him. And i remember his putting his arm up to his head or to his face. And you have the wine bottle or something right. i mean it was just. I went crazy screaming. The director very smartly. Let the camera run. He didn't say cut and is still one of people's favourite scenes in that movie because it is so authentic totally and then. When i came back to the hotel we were in france. My husband said how to go. And i said oh man i have tell you what happened and i told him and of course he knew that marlin was my love for ever. Never and i said i'll tell you what would you the food the dailies come in. The dailies means that you see the work that we shot. I'm telling us telling the audience. The dailies means that you will come into a screening room. Nc the that have been shot several days before. So i said to my husband when the daily of the income in would you go and look at it. I'm so concerned about it. And he said sure you sure i said yeah because i told him what happened and the dailies came in he went to see it and he came back to the hotel. This was days later. And i said so. And he said boy you two or such good actors. Well wow what a guy. Yeah why husband. He was both so good. He was less on your side with carnal knowledge though paul he didn't want me to do it right. It's just thought it was a dirty movie and Carnal knowledge was very experimental movie written by jules pfeiffer and in fact it was brilliant movie about how men objectified women and Early mike nichols. Mike nichols all god. It but an amazing film. I've done not many. But i've done some very interesting fails. And that's that's how far one scene you come in and basically steal the movie bloody film should have got nominated all over the place and because of the times we lived in there are people who never even got seed in georgia because georgia supreme court abandoned. And that movie should've gotten at least three nominations. You five one of them. I like oh i can't. I don't think i would stood a chance. I can't believe. And i see it now. And i think yeah. I think that was worth a nomination. Performance got it for two minutes or whatever in network. I mean this is anyway. Let's done is done. Yes and so. Just i wonder as we enter the home stretch if i can just mention a few of the other projects that people associate very closely with you that contributed towards the guide. And all of that. And just just a senator to what first comes to mind when you think about these projects. Let's start with the electric company. Which of course for most people when they think about it. They hear you screaming. You're the electric company I was briefly. I was told by friends who are actors. Don't do a children's show you.
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"To the verse of america. Early puerto yes. I had nothing to do with it. People think i went to sondheim. I wouldn't dare. I didn't know him and said where. Dr rica my heart's devotion. Let it sink back in the ocean. I thought that i can do right. It's a part it's not use a nato who's who's saying i don't like puerto rico. I like america right. That's what almost happened. Isn't that crazy again. One of these things were how life would have been. Wow so you can win certain battles and in that case without even having to really fight it but there are others that it seems like at least in because of the time period in which this was happening you. We're not gonna win like the fact that even now when rita it who has puerto rican is being asked to play a puerto rican. They still have to put the mud on the makeup makeup. Well that was really jerome. Robins fault i found out much much later after the movie i've found out that he wanted to contrast so he wanted all the puerto rican kids and the shark shark girls to be darker than the jets. In fact some of the jets had very pale. Makeup this was deliberate and had their hair bleached at his behest. I mean Baby john was not a blonde baby. John had brown hair and they had these awful die jobs. And i remember saying to make up man one day because the makeup was so dark that it would streak on my face and you would see my own color underneath and i remember saying to him. I despise this makeup. Why can't i be my own color. I said i'm puerto rican. And you won't believe his answer he said. What are you racist. That was so shocking. Have an answer. i just clammed up. I could not believe he said that. So the difference. I guess they say between the stage in screen as the camera. There's no faking out. The camera doesn't lie right. If you a little twitch a little anything it will pick up and in your case there to moments one in west side story one later on with when you are now back acting with brando having broken up years later where it was as much rita as the character coming through and so i wonder if we can just talk about so first of all with west side story. This is in the candy shop. Where essentially it's like. I think as much of could be implied raised to call the near rape scene. Yeah because that was what was intended when they lifted. Baby john up to lower him onto me..
"west side" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"When you are getting more claim than ever people are suddenly giving you the love and attention that you wanted all and respect all those wrong and these two moments are clashing basically. They really are because it happened. I remember that one. They took me to the hospital. My first and only visitor was george shakira's who remains to this day. My great great endear. Dear friend i i love him. He's really special. Will you both have. I want whatever whatever you guys take because you both look decades younger than you are. It's incredible it's true. We both have really pretty good genes. God and he's a lovely guy to lovely man and he's been my friend all of this time. What is it now. Like sixteen years and fun fact for our listeners. I don't believe that there are very many people who went. Essentially as each other's dates to the oscars where both left with an oscar one night that was where side stories swept the oscars. And not until. Gosh what's the movie about the the ship. The full titanic right. I think they either bested us by one or equalled us. I don't remember so it's interesting because sixty years ago versus the what you're going to experience this year with the new side. Sorry is this crazy. Do i have a crazy life. Or it's certainly unlike any other. I guess though let me ask you. We know what your relationship is with west side story going into this one when it was going into the one that was made in nineteen sixty one or releasing sixty one. How major was it in your mind. Had you seen it on broadway. Where i guess it was cheating broadway in fact what happened was when i was done with the when we were finished with the candy. Jerome robins said to me. I'm gonna do a musical on the stage in new york. And he said. I would love to have you audition for the part of maria. Maria what am i know it was just the part of maria and he said. Would you fly in and auditioned for me and i said oh of course i never did and i didn't because i felt a head done way too many films and that i was afraid i couldn't carry.
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"Of twisted respect for that that changed in in west side story for instance during a rehearsal. We had a big group of dancers. It was called the small house of one co thomas. It was tim's narration of the house of uncle. Tom and alka tom's cabin. Yes sure and One of the women in the chorus. Who was just singing. He picked her and he said you. And at that point everybody knew he was a mean guy. Anyway so everybody's froze and he said yes. She was very timid. In fact she appeared to be a burmese. Something like that and he said yeah you you said you wearing a girdle. And she said no no sir and he said well then stop moving like wearing one. This is in front of at least eighty people slow also does she must have gone home and cried her eyes out. It was so he did that all the time but you know he was a self loathing projecting that usually hate themselves and i think he did so. I wanna ask you about a random thing that i enjoyed coming across in my prep for this beyond the documentary i i think that it sort of glancing lee referencing the documentary but I gotta. I'm curious about more in. That is the hollywood studio club. Which i think is where you and a lot of other up and coming starlets. Liz show business right. Like i know kim know that we recently had on the podcast and talked to her. And remember me to you know. Of course. I wondered if she remembers the shore. Because you guys were there at the same time right very same time and the idea was just essentially that if you're a young unmarried woman in hollywood it's safer to be amongst others than to be well. Also the studios very often encouraged girls to go to hollywood studio club who were under contract to them to different studios. Because they knew they'd be kind of safe so timely her coming in the very first time. I saw her there and i thought oh my gosh gar gis i just thought. She was just so gorgeous but shocking. She was shocking. She didn't aware up bra. I mean you knew. She didn't because there was always movement underneath underneath though sweaters. And i thought oh she's probably.
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"What a great movie. That was and i watch it all the time because i love it. It's just brilliant. And i was gonna say for you watching. It must be particularly special because you know we watch gene kelly literally singing singing in the rain and oh that's cool but you were there on the set. I was on the listen. I was on the set of almost every scene in that movie. Because i wasn't scene and there were many i was not in. It was a little part I would come and visit all the time either. Get all made up and dressed as could for daytime and i showed up on the set constantly. And that's one of the scenes that i saw in person and i didn't know then that jean had that was like one hundred really who fever or something and he did that. Whole number with a fever. Would you say that in the moment you realize that this was something very special or did it have to be cut together to kind of no. I know i didn't even think in those terms at the time. I just knew that i was in a movie with gene kelly. And that's all that matters and and then when it turned out to be such a hit i was just thrilled and it was after that. I think it was after that. That i got fired. Yeah it would seem because if that came out and fifty two must have been made fifty one and esther williams film there also. So i'm trying to think of that was the second thing i did. There will another kind of weird fun. Fact is that you have been part of the two probably most famous movies from the golden age that were that had co directors because both singing in the rain and west side story had to directors. And i wonder what interesting vacation. You're absolutely right. That's right gene. Kelly had stanley stanley donen. Who was helping him with ideas. Plus i know this stanley was on the set. All the time with his Finder and they were thinking shots and then later on quite a bit later on. I did the king and i and jerome robbins was directing only the musical chairs and well guess who was there to stanley donen. He kind of is like the zella of the golden age musical. It's amazing that's a wonderful way to right. You bring up the king. And i and that was i think another sort of this. Now you have done in the rain you have you partways with mgm. I'm older you're a little older until entities and now you get the second shot at a movie life at fox and king and another one. That's remembered very fondly but i know that for you not the most sort of felt like a return to the stuff that you had been trying to escape right. The took team is right. Not what you wanted to be playing. Yes exactly exactly. I remember being screen tested for.
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"I'm gonna be Dancing at a greenwich village nightclub. And i would love to have a cpa dance with me. I will partner her. He was very short and And my mom thought that was swell and we did it. I've partnered him and the audience. Of course how can you not be charmed. You know a grown man with long sideburns. Who was very much a spaniard. Data fierce face and this little girl. How can you not be shocked. So of course everyone go probably going but he would have been the well. I guess you say the i. Ren- but i guess between iranian and they're probably the first people to recognize that you really had talent. Yes well she certainly did. And that was my debut. And all i can tell you is that i thought i liked the attention really neat. Absolutely well you mentioned. The rita hayworth was not really named or born rita hayworth and that was i know the case with a with a few of the people who proceeded you in into the movies and i wonder therefore did you have anybody who you look to when you were getting into the movies. Now that you are in america who you said even if it wasn't your your hero or your favorite or your role model but was there somebody who you recognized as you know. Yeah that was elizabeth taylor and there were no mentors for somebody like myself. Then i never even knew the word. And so i made her my role model and she was the girl i wanted to be. And she was the the movie star. I want it to be and that's how that image came into my head. Just oh she was just extraordinarily beautiful. She was a star and she was a star at my favorite favorite Studio mgm which had all the great musicals there were other studios that had musicals but none of them ever matched the power and the energy of mgm musicals because they also had and miller and they had jim kelly for pete's sake and he's gonna come up there again in a minute but i guess for you was the ultimate always the movies. Because it's pretty big broadway a pretty big deal and you were on broadway at thirteen. I think before. Well before the movie. I was thirteen. Yeah i made my debut. And we opened on broadway and we close the very next day and night so the you know lesson number four already right right. I'm only what's thirteen well. And it was those those next few years. I guess really all through the rest of your teens. In hindsight must have felt like a whole rollercoaster because as you talk about in the documentary. There's the thrill of actually having your ambition realized getting to not only join a movie studio but the movie studio that you've just been taught my dreams. Yes but then also at nineteen. That was over. That's when they dropped your contract and a lot of people might have been devastated by that and that might have been. The end of the story was devastated. Dropped my contract is they didn't know what to do with me. And they dropped the options. My contract and i was an absolute shock. Because i honestly believed because i was also very naive. Young girl I was always young for my years with respect to sophistication I thought i was going to be there forever. And then it'll be mayor was going to be kind of surrogate daddy and What i was told that my contract was not being picked up..
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"Coach i ever wanted to thank you for tuning into the four hundred. Sixth episode of awards chatter the hollywood. Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host scott feinberg and my guest. Today is a trailblazer and a living legend. A woman best known for her performances in movie musicals such as nineteen fifty two singing in the rain. Nineteen fifty six's the king. And i and especially nineteen sixty one's west side story for which he won the best supporting actress academy award making her the first ever latina oscar winner. She is one of only sixteen people. Ever and only ten people still alive who have achieved egot status by winning at least one emmy grammy oscar and tony and she was also the recipient of the presidential medal of freedom in two thousand four the national medal of the arts in two thousand nine. The screen actors guild life achievement award in two thousand thirteen the kennedy center honors lifetime artistic achievement award in two thousand fifteen and the peabody career achievement award in two thousand nineteen and now more than seventy years into her career. She is returning to west side story as an actress in and executive producer of steven spielberg's upcoming remake of the film and she is also the subject of a documentary. That premiered at sundance back in january was released the by roadside in june and will debut on tv as part of pbs's american master series on october fifth. It's marian peres rarez rita moreno just the girl who decided to go for it and she of course is the great rita moreno over the course of our conversation. The eighty nine year old and i discussed her odds defying journey from puerto rico to hollywood and the stereotypical casting and abusive behavior. She encountered once. They're why an implied rape scene in west side story and a fight scene opposite marlon brando in the night of the following day rocked her to her core. Why she is convinced that the new west side story will avoid some of the same pitfalls that undid another recent film about latinos in america in the heights plus much more and so without further ado. Let's go to.