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"william wyler" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Yes I can talk about that. First of all I'm a big screen guy, oh my god they're my books on the big screen and you know to come in here and see Leonard Maltin and Judy Garland on the big screen is really exciting but this is such a great theater and I might mention that I was here in 1956 in the spring of 1956 for the world premiere of Giant and then two years ago at the Turner Classic Film Festival when the restoration was shown. If I could just what I would like to just say I think a story that I'd like to just tell that I think connects to today. I was down the street in this in 1952. I went to the 1952 Academy Awards at the Pantages Theater. My father drove the car. I was in the front seat and his actress mother Georgie Cooper was in the back seat and my mother, an actress no longer an actress because of me, was also in the back seat. She gave up her career for me. How nice and we came to the Pantages Theater and I sat next to my father. He was on the aisle and Joseph L. Mankiewicz came out on the stage. Joe had won the Oscar for All About Eve the year before and he read the nominees. He said John Huston, the African Queen, Detective Story, William Wyler, An American in Paris, Vincent Minnelli, A Streetcar Named Desire, Elia Kazan, and A Place in the Sun, George Stevens. I think looking back that was rather a good year and I would not be here telling you this story if John Huston had won that year and I watched my father go up and accept the Oscar for the his first Oscar and driving home he turned to me and the Oscar was on the seat between us and I don't know where this came from and he looked at me and he said, you know, he said we'll have a better idea what kind of a picture this is in about 25 years. This is before cinematics, before streaming, before DVDs or cassettes, but he'd grown up in theater with his actor parents and he had a sense of the test of time. Now in 1952 he had no way of knowing that the 19 year old sitting in the adjoining seat would one day start the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center Honors, both of which are all about the test of time and I think it connects to today because this collection, this selection of books that have set have stood the test of time. Books come and go, but these are apparently going to stick around and I think it's, you know, just a great occasion and to be with friends and colleagues whose work has stood the test of time and that of course it was 17 years later that in the old Doheny mansion over yonder in Beverly Hills we started the AFI conservatory as it's now called. There were 20 fellows, among them were Terry Malick, Paul Schrader, Caleb Deschanel, and a year later David Lynch joined them and you know that too is standing the test of time. I should note and I would be surprised if some observers here didn't notice that those were all men in the first AFI class and I think Bob Guzzale would be pleased if I noted that just a few years after that we started the director workshop for women and today I think there are maybe 160 fellows at AFI and 53 percent of them are women. It's nice progress. Thank you. No, that's good history, good background and from the early years of the AFI, you guys had these seminars and I just wonder if you can talk a little bit about, you know, what the intention of those, you know, what you ask people to come in and talk to your students and cover, you know, what and we're going to come to Sam Watson in a minute because his and Janine Basinger, their book Hollywood the Oral History goes back and looks at similar of those but just where the seminars came from and what you hoped when how you felt they could work in a book form. There were two parts. One is that one reason for putting the conservatory in Los Angeles which received a great deal of criticism at the time was that there were so many people here who could contribute to the education of the AFI fellows and the other was that I felt it was important to for that first night. Actually, in the afternoon of the first day, Elia Kazan sat on the lawn up in Greystone with the 20 fellows and talked to them about directing actors on the screen and then later we screened Safety last and Harold Lloyd came accompanied in a very tailored suit by his friend King Vidor so he had two great figures in Hollywood history there on that first night and Harold talked to the fellows about gags, you know, and how you structure the gag and then you need the topper on the gag and then you need the topper on the topper and that was really the beginning and I think there are now close to 2,000 seminars with filmmakers in the AFI library available to scholars and we hope soon to be digitally available to the public and so that was the beginning and I was able in my in the Golden Age book to have seminars by people named Wyler and Wyler and Wilder and Capra and Stevens and Houston and Mankiewicz and Hitchcock and Renoir and Fellini and Bergman and I'm happy that that tradition has continued. And then and the sequel just will note also the new generation includes them with Spielberg, Lucas, Lynch, Efron, Aronofsky, Poitier, Streep, on and on so a great resource. Not everybody gets the opportunity to go to the AFI but they can get a pretty nice taste of it by reading your your two volumes that we have here and we'll just also close by noting that you have a new book My Place in the Sun Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood in Washington which in a few years as more people catch up to it will be a strong candidate for a future list so thank you George Stephen Jr. Thank you Scott. Sam Wesson one of only six people with multiple books on the top 100 list congratulations yeah and at just 42 it's quite amazing extra amazing let's just note you have written eight books total seven of which have been released another one about Francis Ford Coppola and Zoe Trope coming soon but others already out Fifth Avenue 5 a.m. Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, Fosse a biography of Bob Fosse both of which were strong contenders here and then the two that we have here one an oral history of Hollywood called from the seminars at the AFI with Janine Baysinger who's terrific and has two books as well on the list and then the book on Chinatown The Big Goodbye I'd like to first ask about The Big Goodbye why of all the films you could have focused on did you choose to focus on Chinatown and just basically what convinced you that there was more out there that then had been widely reported already good question I'm so happy to be here I'm so happy to see all that some of these people my friends some people will be my friends I hope this is so cool that you did this it was it I think probably a feeling of dissatisfaction is why I wrote it and maybe that's true of a lot of us that we do what we do because we don't like what's out there or feel like we have something to add to it that kind of feeling brought me to not so much to Chinatown but to the people who made it Evans Polanski Town Nicholson and and others I think what brings me to this work that we do is of feeling the impulse to want to humanize what seems to be people who are often written about very cynically and I come to this with a lot of admiration and respect for the filmmakers and and I often wish there was more respect you know I mean I we have a lot of cynicism around this business and for sometimes for very good reason and sometimes for not and I would probably I would probably humanize the shark if I made Jaws um but but um that that's that's what drew me to uh want to write that book and you were able to speak with a number of the key folks who you mentioned Evans in the last years of his life Polanski others not uh were less open to speaking but I guess just for you what was the was there one particular revelation that you came across from your interviews or or even the archival stuff and my I share a love of Julie Payne with my friend Dennis over here who um wrote the Lou book Wasserman book uh we were friends with Julie Payne who was married to um Robert Towne and um I found um Towne's notes that were misfiled in the um academy or or not filed um and um I saw two handwritings and and when I I'm I met Julie um I said is this your thinking there you know there had to who else would you have annotate your own notes of your wife you know maybe um and and she said no that's not my handwriting and that it's Edward Taylor's handwriting so I found out that that Towne had some help and that was a big that was a big um uh uh sadness you know I don't go into this wanting to um find bad things or disappoint I'm not in that in this for that and so I didn't like I didn't like finding that out and it wasn't just on Chinatown and it wasn't just on Chinatown yeah yeah um but so yeah that was a sadness for me but also then the part of me is excited wow scoop um I have to admit that that's part of our job too sure yeah well moving to Hollywood the oral history let's uh you know this is ground that had obviously begun to be treaded by Mr. Stevens with looking for some of the the most well-known filmmakers and I'm talking not just directors but you have in in your books Mr. Stevens the you know composer Leonard Rosenman and all different kinds of people what it sort of teased but we didn't necessarily know Sam right is that these seminars were not always with household names there were a lot of people who had played maybe were not known by their name at all but had played really interesting roles in film history so how did you and Janine begin to go through I think there's thousands of them and just and arrive at the format that you're going to tell the story of Hollywood by making it as if these conversations or these oral histories are in conversation with one another well the converse that was very important to us that it that it seemed like one person was picking up where the other person left off and again that it felt like it humanized them and it seemed less contentious than having one person speak almost in a vacuum and then another person speak almost in a vacuum we wanted community and togetherness which is how Janine and I view Hollywood and the studio system which again often is not is regarded almost like as a as a as a place an artistic prison run by these venal moguls who just wanted to squeeze everything out of their stars and make money and when we jumped into the archives that George founded we saw the exact opposite the exact opposite was true and everybody that's not to say that there weren't problems and there weren't creative conflicts but everybody was so happy to be there during the studio system now post-studio it became you know harder but for in in the glory days the golden era really was a golden era and and um taking it from the horse's mouth Janine and I felt well no one can argue with this now you know it's not our point of view it's one uh artist producer after the next saying virtually the same thing um which was making movies is was basically fun and wonderful and that's of course thanks to thanks to George well thank you and Janine yes and we we miss her today but we can say that she's also represented on the list with the book The Star Machine about that yeah that's a great book yeah speaking of oral histories there is no author today more associated with that format maybe nobody since Studs Terkel than James Andrew Miller who has written wonderful oral histories or co-written on Saturday Night Live ESPN HBO and as we have represented on the list here CAA the talent agency that has has been around for about 50 years and is very much in the news to this day with stuff that's going on so I want to ask you James when you started you know thinking about what your next book was going to be and you even contemplated doing something with CAA these are folks who are not necessarily that gung-ho to talk on the record about agents I should say are not necessarily the the easiest to get on the record I'm looking at Kim who does great reporting for us and I mean I'm and she you know gets anyone to talk but it's a it's a challenge and you know we're talking here about folks who had a lot of drama under you know in their past often with each other we got Mike Lovitz and Ron Meyer in particular what did you think you were getting into here what did you have any trepidation knowing how guarded these people are well first thanks for having me here it's the life hold beer I had three kids to support so you know it's like even if you're climbing Everest on a cold day in your shorts you gotta you gotta make it happen I think look I was I was I'm always fascinated to trace the pedigree of real power and also disruption and here was Michael Lovitz and the other partners at CAA who I mean they got fired from William Morris they picked up they put some card tables together they had their wives answer the phone and in less than 20 years they were running the town and so to to kind of talk about that journey would be one thing but to have them talk about the journey was another and I just think that it was also if I could get to these people it's a great examination of how personality influences this town I mean it influences everything but the truth is if there were two Mike Lovitz's the place would have imploded you know I'm looking at Cameron and thinking about his great movie Jerry Maguire and in a way the heart of CAA was the fact that Michael Lovitz and Ron Meyer completed each other and they were two halves of the same coin and if they weren't then it would never have worked and so as you suggested agents spend a lot of time with agents they rarely talk on the record they're not supposed to they're supposed to be behind their clients and so for me the level of difficulty was was great and unfortunately when I met with Brian and Richard and Kevin I told them that I was doing the book and they said well yeah don't do it we're not going to cooperate and I said well it's too late I already signed the contract and that didn't really help but then eventually worn them down so that was thank god well and your book takes us from 1975 and the card tables and all that through what I believe Kim coined the term the Young Turks right and through the present day and getting into you know really stuff far from what they ever imagined they'd be working with you know this is not only movies and tv but all kinds of stuff I guess I wonder for you what do you think the biggest what from your from your conversations for this book what's the biggest change that CAA has caused or helped to cause in in this business well I guess two parts first we should I mean they recently sold a ridiculous evaluation right seven billion dollars that's enough to make you a Bolshevik and I think that when you when you look in 1995 Mike Govetz Ron Meyer Bill Haber take off there's no guarantee that that place is going to stay in fact it was imploding right because you had the Young Turks as can coin them but you also had a bunch of guys and I meet dooming guys who thought they were entitled to take over and that battle for power fascinated me to an incredible degree and there was no guarantee at that time if you collected bets in 1995 not a lot of people would have thought that they would have stayed at there's all three are still there and I don't think anybody would have taken that bet I mean the truth is that even though over to started it for I guess in 1993 Michael Ovitz was the highest paid advertiser because he was working with coke he was the number one investment banker in the country which he took great pride in the number one liar no I'm just kidding the he had amassed power on all different levels and it was impressive but they kept it going and now when you think about it there isn't a segment of the business or of to that degree capitalism that CAA isn't involved in.
"william wyler" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Hi everyone and thank you for tuning in to the 452nd episode of awards chatter, The Hollywood Reporter's awards podcast. I'm the host Scott feinberg. And my guest today is a legendary Hollywood actress and character who is now in her 67th year in the business. A 6 time Oscar nominee and 6 time Emmy nominee with one Oscar and one Emmy on her mental piece. Her credits include 1950 5s the trouble with Harry, her acting debut, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1950 6s around the world in 80 days, which won the best picture. Oscar, 1960s Ocean's Eleven, also starring the rat pack of which she was an honorary member. 1960s, the apartment, which won the best picture Oscar. 1960 ones the children's hour in which she starred opposite Audrey Hepburn, 1970 7s the turning point, 1970 9s being there, 1980 threes terms of endearment, which won the best picture Oscar and for which she won the best actress Oscar. 1980 9s steel magnolias, 1990s postcards from the edge, 2011s Bernie, and many more. The recipient of the film society of Lincoln Center's chaplain award in 1995, the Hollywood foreign press association Cecil B. DeMille award in 1998. The AFI life achievement award in 2012 and a Kennedy Center honor in 2013, she made her name in one apartment and can now be seen at the age of 88 in another, namely in the second episode of the second season of Hulu's Emmy nominated comedy series only murders in the building. The great, Shirley MacLaine. Over the course of a conversation which we recorded during the 2015 TCM classic film festival in Hollywood just before the establishment of this podcast, McLean and I talked about her childhood growing up with her kid brother, Warren Beatty, and how she was discovered by Hal Wallace, what it was like, making classic films with the likes of Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, William wyler, John schlesinger, Vincent minnelli, Herbert Ross, Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Hal ashby, James L.
"william wyler" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Years of our lives. That striking is the difference in class background of the returning soldiers. And this is something once again, we'll see even more vividly in mud bound. But what does William Wyler say about How this social class of the soldiers plays out in their return to civilian life. Well, starting out as these three characters meet. On a transport plane, taking them back home. They come from different backgrounds, But we don't know that yet. We just know that they have this bond this bond of brotherhood from having served they didn't know each other while they were serving overseas. But only met on this flight. But in, you know, immediately connected with one another. When they return. They take a taxi home and you see them stop at the different homes and notice for the first time that there is a class difference. So Homer gets out first, he's in a middle class home. Returning to his parents. Bin Al gets out Second, He's the banker. And so Fred, who's left in the taxi is kind of amazed that he lives in this fancy high rise apartment. And then when Fred returns home, we see him seeing his parents in, you know, a very low class home something more like a shack that's by right by the train tracks. So those class divisions that seem to have been erased in the melting pot of the army of the military, bringing all people from all different walks of life together and making them equal. So those things that seemed like equality in the military were reminded to them. Once they returned. They had to deal with these class differences again and struggled with it. So al working at the bank Has now seen the humanity of the people who would come and ask for a loan by having worked alongside soldiers of all different walks of life. And so has a difficulty seeing and looking at applications like a banker again. And then Fred came from a lower class background but was making good money as a Bombardier and a captain in the army, and so doesn't want to go back to his old job as a So did jerk at a pharmacy. So issues of class come back when they have to return to work. They have to find a job and they have to go back to some of the assumptions that people have about the way that American capitalism is supposed to work. And now that they've seen this Mora Galateri in system in the military they struggle in In returning back to that Emory University film professor to 19 Alison. We'll return to more of our conversation about films exploring the impact of war in just a moment. You're tuned to double the baby. Yes, LaToya.
"william wyler" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"It was very upset work to go to. I don't want to go back. There was no cheering now singing. We were drained of all emotion. We were too far gone too exhausted to enjoy it. All things come to an end, and even a drama can go on too long. It didn't end with whimper, but something very much like one. This eerie silence. One soldier described it asked like a roll of thunder that just end And then he says, there was a feeling of relief but no celebration. One of the flat ist moments of my life. Yeah, It's quite sad. They fought. They suffered through this and then didn't even get to celebrate the end. They felt drained. They felt like it was an anti climax. There was no cheering. There is no celebration. It was just quiet. I thought that is such a telling story about the war that it didn't feel like we won. It just felt like a pointless exercise that didn't lead. To any kind of outcome. And that the veterans themselves The soldiers who now we're facing this new future is veterans that they didn't know what the future would hold for them. That this is all they knew and all they had been doing for the last years and that they'd be returning home and didn't know what that would be like. I didn't know how they'd be able to adjust to this new world that was unlike This strange world They've been living in the trenches. Two films deal with returning World War two veterans the best years of our lives and the much more recent film. By Dee Rees Mud about how does the best years of our lives capture the agony of returning veterans? The best years of our lives is from 1946. It's directed by William Wyler. And it tells the story of three servicemen returning from the war to their hometown. They meet on a plane riding home. And they face challenges readjusting to society. So we have one character Al, played by FREDRIC March, He works at a bank and as he returns to his job, he's pressured to deny loans to fellow veterans. He's also shown to have a drinking problem. Then we have Fred, played by Dana Andrews. He comes back and can't find his wife. It appears that she's moved on. Without him. She seems to like his uniform more than she likes him anymore. She doesn't like that he is unable to find a well paying job. And then, perhaps, most importantly and most memorably, we have the character of Homer Homer was played by Harold Russell. He was a real veteran of the war. A nonprofessional actor who lost both of his hands in an explosion and learn to use mechanicals lit hook prosthetics. And in the film, he plays a very similar character. Another veteran who's lost his hands, but you see him in just remarkable scenes where he is adeptly signing his name. Lighting matches, lighting cigarettes using the hooks just as well. Has, he could hands So though there is tragedy and in the film and how They are treated when they return their difficulties and readjusting to society. This character in particular shows hope. And how well he adjusts to this new life, and he provides A model for the other characters and how well they're able to get on with their lives and adjust to the new realities. We have another clip from the best years of our lives with the main character fret played by the actor Dana Andrews. What's happening in this part? In this part of the movie, you have one of the only Acknowledgments of PTSD directly. Of course, this is not a term they would have used in the 19 forties. They would have called it something like a nervous condition. But he is having in this clip a nightmare and he is calling out and clearly remembering and reliving aspects of the war that were traumatic to him. And then towards the end of the clip, you'll hear his love interest, come into the room and try to comfort him and get him back to sleep. Hey, you guys jump out.
"william wyler" Discussed on KQED Radio
"His aspiration like that of Shostakovich abroad was to compose music as he put it. For both us and them fresh and style but widely accessible. It was an act of conscience, spurred by the bread lines of the Depression. And the brave example of Mexico. The radio and the phonograph given US listeners whose sheer numbers in themselves create a special problem. The new musical audiences will have to have music that they can comprehend. That is axiomatic. It must therefore be simple and direct. But there is no reason why it should not be a music that exploits all those new devices discovered during the first years of the 20th century. Above all, it must be fresh and feeling to write to music that is both simple and direct. And at the same time great music. Is a gold worthy of the effort of the best minds in music. Copeland followed El Salon Mexico in 1938 with Billy the kid, and it's recycled cowboy songs. And Copeland resolved logically, to become a film composer. He would go to Hollywood in quest of an ever bigger constituency for his art. Broad Shostakovich and Prokofiev. If we're doing it in Soviet Russia, Benjamin Britain and William Walton, we're doing it in England. And so in Hollywood, Copeland scored films like Of mice and men, the Red Pony and William Wyler's The Heiress for which he won an Academy Award. His goal was to create a new, more American sound. Replacing the posh upholstered European sonority ease that Hollywood adored when Erich von Corn gold scored, Kings Row said in.
"william wyler" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"And i can't bear the fact that he's in prison and i don't think it was his fault. Tell you why. I think you know these women who come up from years afterwards first of all. Why did they go to a secluded place with him whether they go for and then he offered them this drink and that was the thing that you know sent them sent really jail affected. He gave them this drink. I knowing bill and how wonderful how funny and a great. He is very sexy. Man is a very sexy man. And i'm sure he said to them. Hey look i've got discussion and you drink little. It'll heighten everything force. I don't know that all certain that that's what he did and the lawyer never said to any of these women will did he take back of your hair. Pull your head back. Throw that dirty. John your throat. Farrelly met. but just just to play devil's advocate here. If somebody invited you over right to their home when when you were a you know let's say twenty thirty years it come on you know slowly finish they give you a drink you blackout. No no no no no. That's not the way it happened. First of all he courted them and they were very excited about him. Both of them were excited. And i'm sure. Fb why would you go into a secluded place with a man to pay. What would you go into clear place for. I'm sure role in trance. With and i have a feeling that that drink was just an aphrodisiac and he did not force them to take it. He just offered to them. And i think it's a sin that he's in jail now. Harvey weinstein is another case. I mean he's a maniac. I you know. I don't blame them for the image jail but also these days. I'd hate the fact that these women do this that they come back from years before and they ruin a man's career also. We fought for the vote. We fought to have the same wages as men would the hell do you let a to that too four. I wouldn't let a man do that to me. If he made any. I would tell a blend disgusting and was a getaway for me. You and i've been him. If i could weird got in the eighteenth century where we're winning hoop skirts. So women stick up for yourself and stop playing like you're a little kid so to your knowledge though there was. I know you're saying there was the casting couch in those days of when you are doing in hollywood but was there that would suggest that there was an understanding. If you sleep with. I will give you a part but do you think there was stuff that was also nonconsensual. Don't think so. I think you know a lot of these girls have never been to active school that no talent. They were just pretty the casting director. Who have such a may. I don't think he. He gave them a starring role. But he's got them started in movies. Yeah they went on the casting couch so just last two minutes of. It's okay. i'll just ask you. You know you had those those years in europe where you were extremely popular with the parts. You were doing there. They were maybe a little bit more of the sexy parts that you had tried to get away from but whatever i mean you got to put a roof over that right and you had right now and that's what i was known for in europe. So that's that's the parts and i did. I had two children with me and i was separated from my husband. I had to earn a living of course and but eventually you do come back to the states and i just want to mention people should remember. andy warhol's bad in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven star eighty and nineteen three iron. We'd and nineteen eighty seven kindergarten cop in one thousand nine hundred david fincher with the the game in nineteen ninety-seven who by the way. It's kind of funny. Because you're probably the only person who worked with both william wyler and david fincher. Who are both known for doing a million takes of every scene. I don't know if you aren't the same reputation so but eventually it's two thousand and three and i guess you made a decision like i'm going to retire from acting. When happened was that. I was living in italy loving living living in late and andy warhol song famous. His movies were so famous in italy. And i met him in rome because i lived in this beautiful palazzo with these very wealthy people downstairs. I had rented the upstairs. And they had andy warhol for lunch and they invited me down. So that's how. I miss him and then when The this move came along. He he offered me the par and it was the first real scripted. He'd done a long time. You know and i liked the script very much. And yes. I wanted to do but mainly i wanted to do it because it was so famous in italy poisoning. Norma success italy any normal and everybody loved me for having done it. And then once i was back. Yeah okay. I did the film here there so last question and i so appreciate your time here. I just am wondering. They're not many people who have had a career like yours. And so i wonder the one thing which is or they're also not many people who've never been as beautiful as as you write in your in And so my question is. Do you think that being a great beauty was more of a help or a hindrance to your career your joking saying it's better pitcher. The beautiful and rich. It is to be ugly and poor. Well yes. But i mean you were also very talented. Would you think if you had you. You think that Your parts were your opportunities. I know that it gets you in the door right but did it. Also then limit what you would have liked to have done. Oh now. I never felt limited in any way when i was in hollywood. No it's just when i had this big law with joe levine and paramount. And i was finished. Yeah so what are you most proud of as you look back at always be my favourite. My god little gray and tennessee williams skipped and you know which is only original film. Script only originally was based on two this short place. But it's the only original script because everything else had been done on the stage. I well. it's such a treat to get to speak with you. And i can't thank you enough for taking the time and keep going strong. I mean i know. You're i know what you're saying. It must be hard to lose friends but you carry the torch please for for many many more years so much was lovely talking to you. You're so in floored. My goodness earth form. They his gun. Thanks very much for tuning into awards. Chatter we really appreciate taking the time to do that and would really appreciate taking a minute. More to subscribe to our podcast on or your podcasts. Out and to leave us rating is well. If you have any questions comments or concerns you can reach me via twitter at twitter dot com slash stop fiber and you can follow all of my coverage between episodes at t h dot com slash the race until next time. Thanks for joining us..
"william wyler" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Her. So much animosity yanni. So i've thought about human yanni losers item care of lila's and but i mean even just getting nominated was that did that feel like that that's going to kick your career up to another level now with the thing is i was offered some sort of a movie afterwards. They said if you win the academy award will pay twice the salary so what it did it so this is not specific to your situation but i wonder if you remember so you were when you made baby doll in order to make baby doll. Didn't you you went under contract to warner brothers right now. This was of course like the tail end of the studio system. But i wonder if you remember remember anything. I've heard stories that you know around oskar time a studio head or the publicity department or somebody might say to all the people who were under contract like or they might send a memo and say hey you know what we're this is who were going to be supporting this this year. Basically what. They called block voting. So i was in new york and i was a newcomer. no i wouldn't send anything like that. Okay okay all right. So may i mention of just a few of your other very memorable louise and if you can just we're going to there so many that i don't i don't wanna keep you forever but maybe you could share a thought or two about each of them just so that people remember all these great things that you've done Can we start with the daughter of a ranch. Owner who is pursued by gregory pack in the big country nineteen fifty eight for william wyler yes. Yes what william wyler also was leonard. The great directions. But this time. I just have to discipline. He came to me. And i loved the story. Of course. I wanted to work with him and i got to the very very good friends with charlton heston gene simmons to but she was always sort of tied down by her husband. Some we the but Chuck and lydia used to come to my house with jack night all the time and we would go to their house. We were very dear friends and ask one of the worst things about getting old huron mistakes people so much. I mean debbie reynolds was dare stairs girlfriend and i still can't get over the fact that she's gone. She missed much to me and i. I'm afraid to lift up the paper because every day. Somebody's going and i still here but look here in. May i settle. I celebrated when nine biz birthday. Well you look amazing. I i would never i think that If you didn't tell me that i would have. I would have guessed twenty years younger. So that's y'all and you have just amazing skin you. It's an incredible. I don't know what your secret is. But i want i wish i i wish i could bottle it up. But lemme lemme go backwards though for setting. Because before. I mentioned these a few of these other movies. I just i think people should know you know to to this day if i say the name carol baker to most people the one that they will immediately say i write is generally going to be baby doll and i know that for you that even at the time i think grew to be frustrating because it was hard for people to see you in other ways right. You were being offered a lot of similar. Did you feel typecast after baby doll. Well i wouldn't allow myself to be typecast. I was always in trouble at warner brothers. Jack were always wanted to see me at the end of a shooting day. And i had a little car and i would be the gate out onto the highway when it was clear and there was a and i was gone but i turned down a lot of things. That warner brothers came up with mine. Ju- they were clever things they bought all the erskine caldwell books but i do want to do poor imitation of baby doll and i certainly didn't always wanna be doing these sexing little southern girls so i refuse to do it and they took me off. Salary was a very difficult time so anyway when it came to the big country william wyler's film. They said all right. You can do it. We'll let you do one outside film but you have to come back and do a film for us and you have. We have a film for you that you count turn down and i said really what they said the miracle you play a nun and you were happy about that first. Yes yes. I was until i made the filled out. That wasn't a none. I was a postulate. And i was only postulate for the first five minutes of movie time behind the gate in the monastery when raunchier more came riding by in a red youthful uniform and a white or just course and of course he was the most gorgeous ball and i ran off with him and then all over your she became the biggest tart that europe has ever seen so much for the numb well and had also been was was the reason that you These concerns about being kind of a sex kid and also the reason why you didn't end up doing cat on a hot tin roof. Yes yes really. Basically i should have done cannot tender if that was a stupid own. Elizabeth was so thrilled at the time. She oh currier. I said yes. Yes because you gave her new career where she became a gussie realistic actress. Okay so i'm going to keep zooming through some some of these other just the thought or two but not for me. Nineteen fifty-nine a secretary. Who had a much older broadway. Producer is sort of similar to the dynamic. I think between you and the much older actor who you were playing with right. That was clark gable. Yes yes. I was in love with clark gable long before i made the film so it was wonderful working with him i. I fell in love with him. I think i was eleven in the movie theater. And when i speak to an audience and i say you know one of the things i could never get over. Was that beautiful back. Ben kiss he would give a woman and everyone in the audience goes oh and he took me aside one day and he said oh by the way he asked for me to be in film because there was one same where you really needed an actress. Oh i was so thrilled that he asked for me. One day he took his own. I know versatile where he kissed me in the back kiss. They had to help me off the set to help mail sent so he took me signed and he said look air. You're young you just starting in pills. There's something i think about. When you do a love saying of course it has to be as real as possible. Should take a lesson for me. Never.
"william wyler" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Yanni so i thought when janni losers item care of lila's and but i mean even just getting nominated was that did that feel like that that's going to kick your career up to another level now with the thing is i was offered some sort of a movie afterwards. They said if you win the academy award will pay twice the salary so what it did it so this is not specific to your situation but i wonder if you remember so you were when you made baby doll in order to make baby doll. Didn't you you went under contract to warner brothers right now. This was of course like the tail end of the studio system. But i wonder if you remember anything. I've heard stories that you know around oscar time a studio head or the publicity department or somebody might say all the people who were under contract like or they might send a memo and say. Hey you know what we're this is who we're going to be supporting this this year. Basically what. They called block voting. So i was in new york and i was a newcomer No as i know. I wouldn't send anything like that. Okay okay all right. So may i mention of just a few of your other very memorable movies and if you can just we're going to there so many that i don't i don't want to keep you forever but if maybe you could share a thought or two about each of them just so that people remember all these great things that you've done Can we start with the daughter of a ranch. Owner who is pursued by gregory pack in the big country nineteen fifty. Eight for william wyler. Yes yes we'll william wyler.
"william wyler" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Hi everyone and thank you for tuning into the three hundred ninety. Four episode of awards chatter the hollywood reporter awards. Podcasts i'm the host gothenburg and my guest. Today is a legendary star of hollywood's golden age who is currently celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of her. Start in the movies. Indeed in one thousand nine hundred ninety six. She made her name in both. George stevens is giant which appears on the american film. Institute's list of the one hundred greatest movies of all time and in elia kazan's baby doll which established her as both a sex symbol. First rate actress brought her best actress oscar golden globe and bafta award nominations and led to her receiving special golden globe for best new star of the year. No one else alive today. With marilyn monroe co starred with james dean and clark gable and was directed by not only stevens and kazan. But also everyone from john ford and william wyler through bob and david fincher and few have ever had a hugely successful careers as she did. In both hollywood and europe. Carol baker over the course of our conversation the ninety year old and i discussed how she wound up in vaudeville and then in hollywood why she loved her role in baby doll but resisted similar sexy parts in the years that followed which led to her being suspended by warner brothers and paramount and ultimately relocating to europe. What in her later years inspired her to begin writing books including her fourth and most recent two thousand nineteen agatha christie. Like mystery. who killed big al. What she makes of the metoo movement she had some rather shocking things to say about bill cosby when we spoke the day before his unexpected released from prison. Plus much more and so without further ado. Let's go to that conversation so lovely to see you and an honor to have you do this. Thank you very much. Well i'll tell you what i mean. It seemed to me that what a bunch of great anniversaries. It's your big milestone year. It's the sixty fifth of baby doll and giant. It's you've got all your your latest book quite recently right so i figured this is a wonderful as good an occasion as any to celebrate you. This wonderful yes. Because i did just published. My fourth book is a fun fun. Mystery tongue in cheek fun but there is a lot of mystery in it and it's on amazon and it's called who killed big l. Send you gloppy. Should use fun. Thank you. I certainly will and i enjoyed your auto biography as well and we got a lot to talk about if your if your game so i'm going to start though right at the very beginning and if i can just ask you. Can you share with our our listeners. Where were you born and raised in. What did your parents do for a living. I'm was born in pennsylvania in johnstown and i was depression baby so my grandfather baker was very well. The in johnstown. He had a bar a restaurant a bowling alley and he lost everything and committed suicide now. His two boys one my father and my uncle. We're going to inherit the business. So they went to penn state and they were both football stars. They weren't thinking about making a living right. So what happened is that we all had to move in together. My father mother my aunt and uncle my grandmother who was the darling of all the she could do anything she could make anything. She could do anything. She really kept us all going. Her name was only lean away l. I n. e. which i think is a beautiful name and then way you know like everybody else. We recover when war came along the war economy. At point i was living in young. Would and then later we went to pits would spur twenty miles east of pittsburgh. And that's what. I sort of consider my home because i was a teen preteen a teenager in greensburg now. I thought it was really interesting that you kind of knew early on. It seems like that you were meant for bigger things than the average person. Because as i understand it your parents split up you go to work in in a factory i guess after high school. And you just say this is not what i meant for a a meant for thank. You got me so. I had been taking those stupid dance lessons like everybody takes but in my my mother had moved to florida but my father was still in greensburg and Our attic floor was wooden and it was all beat up anyway. So i'm really really practice. Specially tap dancing and then at a certain point. My mother said you know. Would you like to come to florida well. It was wonderful. Because in florida. Using young girls for everything. I was writing on floats and i got my first job. Dancing got twenty dollars. I was absolutely thrilled. And then i did went other places with my mother. She was great. I had no pianist or anything. She had to to see where the needle went and put on my rhetoric the precise spot but at one point i was invited to come to daytona beach and it was the international convention of judicials so i met a magician. There of he was hurt. Tired he was very famous. Name was burling hall and his stage. Name was the great volksrust. He was retired and he came up to my mother. And i asked if i could please hold the other end of the turban while he burned it. So i send us one melissa. Sure why what. And then afterwards he came up to me and my mother and he said look. I'm retired. But i am no inventing magic and i have invented a magic act called the magic jewel act and i invented for a woman and i would love if you would come to my wife and i spent some time learned the act and then i'll send you on the road with it. Yes and my mother was sensor could score. you know. She never thought anything was impossible. So i learned the magic act. And he brought me in to One of the old hangovers vaudeville. Call kemp time out of the carolinas. And so i i did mine magic act and i also had to dance mcclure's and they said to me we'd like you to work with the baggy.
"william wyler" Discussed on The Ralph Report
"When you start doing that draw. I wanted to where you were going to go with that. Say vince fresh. yeah sixteen. Forty six is the day july first fourteen. Excuse me sixteen. Forty six godfried ville helm leib knits. German mathematician and philosopher was born in leap sig germany and he created differential and integral calculus. Came up with calculus. No idea what we don't really do calculus in. I know he's a big thing. You'd learn conscious dunya american. Yeah gogel we didn't. We don't think we did. We didn't really do that calculus. Or maybe i wasn't that not day massive waste of my time learning calculus that such. Yeah and then what is what is calculus row. What in a nutshell. It is basically theoretical mathematics. It's being able to to. It's very complex to explain. But basically it's it's giving you The ability to calculate using unknown properties. I guess you would say bright so exum y equals a lot of that. Okay yeah yeah we undersigns the cosign and the songs and all that kind of stuff. Yeah all part of that. Nonsense in seventeen twenty five on july first jean-baptiste donuts chien dimmed the muir comte. He'd don rochambeau was born. Well that says the lyrics to the fucking hokey pokey in french. The french military leader of the french expeditionary force that assisted the thirteen colonies in their war against their evil british emperors. All right well fuck him than helped helped free america so we have to give him a little heads up also born this day eighteen. O seven thomas green clemson american politician and founder of clemson university was bore. That's the way to get your name. Remembered forever start university Because he's from the trump except it doesn't work out for everybody and monsters. I mean where we would no one would know about. Most is unless it was from the university. That's right eighteen. Eighteen ignatz semel vice. Hungarian physician was born this guy. Oh this is all this guy. Did he created the the practice of washing your hands. If you're a doctor hand disinfection. That's a good thing created it. Yes let me tell the story. About the ignatz semo vice. He was a obstetrician in the mid nineteenth century and a vast number of children were coming down with something. called pure perot. Fever child bed fever it was called and he said if we just wash our hands us a chlorinated line solution before delivering babies it would cut the mortality rate of this fever down to below one percent and the medical community was up in arms. He was suggesting that they were unclean. So they mocked him for the practice eventually so much so he had a nervous breakdown and was committed into an asylum for awhile fucking hill for his nonsense idea of that. We should clean our hands before we start delivering babies to save these babies from catching germs. So before that dude's would just like scratching that bowls you know just just just going in just just two hands akimbo. Whatever was on them. What inside the woman on the baby to north carolina. Bit of a full plate just spitting on the hands in all. Wow also on this day. Speaking of canada eighteen sixty. Three william grant stairs canadian british explorer. Who was one of the. Let one of the two most controversial expeditions in terms of colonization of africa for the brits. So there's there's something we were talking about earlier let's see american novelist. James m cain was born on this day in eighteen ninety two wrote some of my favorite stories. He was Great with crime novels the postman always rings twice was one of his mildred. Pierce double indemnity. All that were turned into great films by them. Great offer nineteen. Excuse me 1893 francis. Excuse me walter. Francis white american civil rights activists and leader of the national association for the advancement of colored people the n. double. Acp was born on this day in eighteen. Ninety three in eighteen. Ninety nine cavern o'connor was born. You know kevin o'connor is st. I think he was a very famous irish. He was of irish ancestry but he was actually a brit. Born in nottingham. England became a famous british singer in the early part of the twentieth century. His biggest hit. I'm only a strolling vagabond. Here's a little bit of what used to be british music before the beatles came along on all the. Wow get in with the notes though. This also cheered. Stay yes also on this day in eighteen ninety nine charles lawton brilliant english actor born on this day in scarborough england. I gotta tell you each famous for a lot. He was in union. The bounty of course played captain. Bligh in that film spartacus. He was also in that. But his performance. As the hunchback of notre dame in the nineteen thirty nine film to this day. If you haven't seen that film and you watch it. It is a heartbreaking performance. He's brilliant in that My sister and i used to do impressions of into each other as the hunchback. Yeah i'll buy that. You played the clip. And i'll tell you all right here is Charles lawton as Quasimodo the hunchback of notre dame he is with esmerelda the gypsy girl that he's just rescued and they are up there in the bell. Tower together realize true no heartbreaking. It is but we used to do it. We have very hundred one more that i mean like all dumb. We'd go. She gave me woke me would shy away. Thanks so used to do that. Make up to that. The applying for nineteen thirty nights. Remarkable job Speaking of films. Nineteen to william wyler great. American film director was born on this day. What a body work. This dude had weathering heights from nineteen thirty. Nine cores with olivier The letter little foxes mrs miniver. The best years of our lives. Detective story roman holiday friendly persuasion. Ben her all of his films. Nineteen o three. Amy johnson. The first female pilot to fly alone from britain to australia was born on this day. She wanted to eat up because it hasn't been done and drill. You got a gun somewhere. Nice like new zealand. My god pets for a bit more gas. She could have gone to new zealand. Forgive forgive him australia. He knows not what he does. nineteen four. Mary called her own american physician and founder of planned. Parenthood was born nineteen o six estee lauder of course great Famous name in cosmetics was born on this day. She was totally manufactured. Her whole her whole back story her life her name she. She made herself up out of whole cloth. I love this story. Originally she was born josephine. Esther messner in.
"william wyler" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
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"william wyler" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"Know. Yeah that's what you need. So we'll see what happens. Well you know. Getting back to western. I grew up watching westerns. And i mean that was really the first thing and then got into sci fi as well but i really the one western. I keep coming back to. And it's really fairly recent unforgiven clint eastwood. Oh yeah i would i. It was a beautiful movie. Oh my god yeah the fact that he had to drink to be able to do all those bad things and look and just the you know the really wonderful actors. Oh my god yeah wonderful. You know. Just just amazing. I can't say enough about it and it was really before that there was other really was a drought of really westerns. Now you know people you know. They had a day made efforts at it. Yeah nothing like that. And and i'm. I'm very much a fan of clint. Would fan of of tarantino own coppola in all these guys. Of course the guys you know the forwards. The hawks The william wyler's the holiday But when i wrote You know the the western i did. I didn't copy them. That's one thing. I didn't do what i did was. I took a page from From quick turn tino and he doesn't really say this but he's a guy that that did what he wanted to do. You know yeah and right which you want to write right which you think somebody else were wiig right which you have you know your experience basically. Yeah and that's what. I did of really like a self editor. 'cause what i'll talk writing at go now i've seen that before. No we're gonna take that out you know or yeah no not that. Somebody said that before. No i'm not going to say that you know is kind of fresh for the character in this western is he. What what what's his weapon of choice. He has a short gun a forty four caliber short. Break gun that. The colt company made for him.