35 Burst results for "bloods"
Even CNN's Jake Tapper Is Calling Out Anthony Fauci These Days
"Ouchi is so discredited at this point. Even jake tapper calls them out over the weekend on cnn. Jake tapper is trying to get foul ci to his belief that boosters are needed for everyone now and who knows about boosters. i read an article about antibodies. And how the rich are supposedly running around getting antibody tests all the time to try to stay on top of that issue and it is. It is a kind of a reasonable question. Where are your antibody. What's your antibodies level. After a vaccine after the shot. And i know there's different types. The one is the mr a or the md anna supposedly part of the virus. So if i got the johnson. Johnson vaccine in march will my blood tests show antibodies. Now i don't know and this article said that people that have access to you know concierge medicine doctors. They're running off getting antibodies tests. What does that tell you somebody. I know that had that had coverted. I've shared this with you lot. It's anecdotal but it's true doesn't have any antibodies. According to her blood test
The Gut-Brian Axis
"Now is a good time to go into the evidence surrounding something could the gut brain axes i guess kind of it is and why suddenly become not suddenly. I'm bane. i guess discovered why it's important. Yeah great ray. And it is so much in evidence around the gut brain access and what we do know from. The studies is that the gut brain axis is all these microbes have a two way communication between basically the entering nervous system of the gastrointestinal tract so alcott and the central nervous system. Which is the brain the vegas nerve and is referred to as the gut brain axis now. This communication occurs via the power sympathic nervous system which also is known as the rest and digest mode and this is the complete opposite response to our sympathetic nervous system. Which is that fight or flight mode which gets us ready. But the power sympathetic returns our body to the state of calm and rest whereas the sympathetic massive nervous system get the body ready for that fight or flee which can increase blood pressure breathing slowing down at digestion and take him blood and oxygen away to other parts of the body. So it's important that people know is this of two way. Communication almost like a highway caused going back and forth between the garden rain.
The Nutritional Advantages of Oats
"Week. We're talking about oats. Oh so very good. I always feel that everyone needs to know oats. Yes absolutely so. What would you like to share about oats well other than than the the typical health benefits votes. There's actually two compounds in oats that i don't think very many people know about and so wanted to talk about those today but then also talk about the various types of oats. I think a lot of people have heard of these different types but they don't really know how they're prepared and what makes them different from each other. Good good good topic all right. Yeah so. I think most people probably know that oats Help lower cholesterol. He also helped to lower blood pressure and stabilize blood. Sugar levels have also been known to help people with diabetes. So that's a one of the important things and a lot of these benefits In the past were attributed to a particular type of fiber that's in the oats called beta glue can And that has really kind of gotten most of the attention in previous studies on oats and their health benefits. But we're coming to find out that Oats contain more than twenty unique polyphenol compounds which are like phytochemicals Called evanston reminds have strong antioxidant anti inflammatory and anti itching properties which is why people can use. Oats says a bath like if you get poison oak or poison ivy. Get that itchiness on your skin. The compounds and oats are known to reduce that. Oh so that's why that you know they're known for that And then there's a couple of other compounds called avino kocides that Together with the of the ninian through reminds and the venacuro sides. Which are i mean. Both of them are really hard to say. Yes but these are just polyphenol compounds They've also been shown to prevent colon cancer And also heart disease because they help to reduce the the production of nitric oxide in the artery and And also help with the smooth muscle in the artery. So they're they've been studied widely for this now.
Rudy Giuliani and Boris Epshteyn Discuss Joe Biden's Declining Mental State
"The thirteen brave americans. The thirteen brave americans who were killed. Whose blood is on. The hands of joe biden. The app just came out and last few minutes right. Will you what we're talking about. In terms of the civilians killed and then the disrespect the disrespect shown to true american with that with the the looking at the and with the five is that disrespect or is that his mental breakdown. You know i'm going to tell you. One of the key symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer's is inappropriate behavior. I mean i remember it in the middle of the campaign last year. I put out a very very isolated very authoritative podcast with doctors who very painstakingly went through the symptoms of dementia and alzheimer's as laid out in the dsm five which is a book that they used and They didn't disagree. They had like they nailed about eight of the ten symptoms. They showed them on tape. And the only difference between the two of them what one daughter was moderate and the other one was headed for real real serious difficulties and they debated exactly why one of the things they kept pointing out is inappropriate behavior for example when he says i was instructed. Now actually inappropriate even if it's true all your faculties you wouldn't say right what president would walk out and say. I was instructed to not answer any questions.
1st All-Civilian SpaceX Crew Launches Into Orbit
"There at it. Elon musk space. Company made history wednesday after its first all civilian mission launched from cape canaveral florida. The mission is called inspiration for sent. Four civilians into orbit Got a geo. Scientists a us air force vet a physician's assistant who was also a cancer. Survivor and jared isaac men. He's the billionaire. Who purchased the flight to help raise money for childhood cancer. They'll be flying about one hundred miles higher than the international space station. They'll carry out some experiments you about balance and testing. Their blood will be there for three days. They're expected to splash down in the atlantic on saturday and they're not docking anywhere so they took the like basically the the sun roof off. You usually have that closed because that's dachshunds. So now they have this giant window above them and they're just like us overeating now. Yeah they went up this morning. We sorry yesterday yesterday.
Gen. Mark Milley to Nancy Pelosi: 'I Agree With You on Everything'
"Mike gallagher. Maranda devine weighs in on the general milley thing in the new york post and so honestly if you're radio interviews generals who say well. It's not that big a deal. I mean generals talked to generals all the time you know. I talked yesterday about nancy. Pelosi is involved and that's what she dives into let me quote from her article. I mean journal. Mark milley became so deranged that he cast himself allegedly as the hero of a seven days in may style fever dream in only he could save the nation from trump trump launching nuclear war with china to stay in office. It's an insane scenario. Left wing equivalent of the most far-fetched cunanan conspiracies. She writes but this is what is claimed in. The woodward cost of book entitled peril show alarmed was the tightly wound. General about what he imagined. Trump might do that. He made secret calls his counterpart in china. Promising to warn them if the president ordered an attack. It's clear that milly or people authorized by him leaked details of his delusional daring due to a number of authors. Because he's proud of his actions. His lack of shane bodes ill for the country if he remains the nation's highest ranking military officer as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff the botched withdrawal of troops from afghanistan over which he presided was bad enough. She writes what's next and the most disturbing part she writes of the mili- story is nancy. Pelosi's malign influence. The general seem to treat her as his commander in chief pelosi who was engaged in a blood feud with trump that sent her batty manipulated and bullied. Milly a transcript of a call with pelosi two days after the january six capital riot obtained by the payroll authors has her ranting at about trump's access to nuclear weapons pelosi said if they couldn't even stop him from an assault on the capital who even knows what else he may do and is there anybody in charge of the white house who is doing anything but kissing his fat but all over this. He's crazy you know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time so don't say you don't know what his state of mind is. Milly reportedly responded madam speaker. I agree with you on
A Record Number of Women Are Driving Trucks to Pay the Bills
"Record. Numbers of women are getting jobs as truckers demand for new drivers and higher pay are big factors. Here's stephen basan with the gulf states. Newsroom it's worth remembering that. Trucking is a pretty rough job for long hauls. It means sleeping in a caught behind the front seats. All those hours of sitting behind the wheel can lead the blood clots. Plus you're driving around the seventy foot long vehicle dangerous enough leads to different horns. Pamela williams is a truck driving instructor with dnc training academy in jackson mississippi. You scary situation that people are exposed to that kind of startled them but that the no truck ezekiel alien. Please get your life yet. Despite how intimidating the job could be more women. Today are taking the wheel and driving across the country. Williams says the main reason comes down to pay. Because i mean you looking at. I could go to a job. They'll work forty hours and bring home four hundred dollars. I could go out here in a week and make a thousand dollars a quick thousand dollars doing something that i like to do. That's good a lot of the retail and restaurant. Jobs typically held by women were much more likely to vanish during the pandemic. Some trucking jobs also disappeared early last year. When everyone went on lockdown but demand for drivers started skyrocketing soon after as online shopping surged. That's led to higher pay which is attracted a lot more people including women. The number of female truck drivers has jumped almost double digits in the last year. According to the us labor department's
Nicaragua: How to Write Yourself Into Exile
"There is only one good thing to be said for the spectacle of a given government picking on writers and novelists and artists of any description. It saves the busy bypass whatever valuable time. They may have spent wondering whether the government in question still has all marbles in one sock when a given government starts picking on writers and novelists and artists of any description. It is announcing itself as tyrannical foolish and deranged. Such is the unhappy if altogether unsurprising point arrived at by the regime of daniel ortega president of nicaragua as demonstrated by its issue of a warrant for the arrest of sergio ramirez. Probably nicaragua's best known and most admired novelist. One time winner of the guel devotees prize awarded by spain's ministry of culture to recognize outstanding spanish language literature and therefore a peer of borges for enters vargas loeser and pass among other distinguished scrivener's any has split wishing to note at this point that the warrant has been issued by nicaragua's state prosecutors and not by the presidency has not been paying much attention to the evolution of ortega's thinking vis-a-vis the separation of powers ramirez. Who took the clearly sensible precaution of leaving nicaragua a few months back and is now resident in costa rica stands accused of inciting hatred and conspiring to undermine the integrity of the country. What ramirez actually appears to have done is written a novel entitled tonga. Lali did not know how to dance. An exceedingly thinly veiled parable set in contemporary nicaragua. who's people being terrorized by overstaying revolutionary government. Which has long since abandoned whatever principles may once have animated it and is now concerned only with maintaining power at any price up to and including the blood of its own citizens
Cheers Greet the Reopening of Three Mega-Hit Broadway Shows
"Other shows have reopened but Broadway made its unofficial return with the curtain rising for three classic shows Christensen weren't surprised the crowd by appearing on stage before the start of wicked it's one of the spiritual anchors of modern Broadway success along with director Julie Taymor is The Lion King you have the desire of the enthusiasm the courage to lead the way because as we know theater in New York is the life blood and soul of the city over at the Richard Rodgers theatre I don't ever want to take life for granted yeah do you Lin Manuel Miranda says it took six years to create Hamilton I'm so glad it didn't take six years to come back thank you for getting vaccinated and wearing a mask and supporting life Maxine checkers in bright T. shirts inspected phones and cards at the crowds made their way into the theaters I'm a Donahue
Could Larry Elder Create a Political Earthquake?
"Hoping there's a political earthquake out of california. And larry elder is going to be the next governor biden's out there babbling ranting whispering campaigning for for gavin newsom. If you've got biden they're you know they're rattled and they're worried. Here's joe biden. Attacking larry elder as best. He can because to democrats they think. Being a trump supporter is a slur this year lady. Republican running for governor is closest thing to a trump clone that i've ever seen in years not really mean it. And he's leading. The other team is the clone of donald trump. Can you imagine him being governor of the state. You can't let that happen. Every time. He leans forward by blood. Runs starts whispering. You can and that. You know this country's got you as president
Interview With Patrick Bangert of Samsung SDS
"So patrick i'm glad to be able to have you with us on the program here today and we're gonna be talking. Ai at the edge particularly in the world of medical devices. Which is i know where a lot of your focus is here. We're gonna get into some of the unique challenges of leveraging data and ai at the edge in the medical space. But i want to talk first. About what kinds of products. We're talking about people think medical devices. Okay well medtronic is tracking my blood sugar on the side of my arm and you know. Then i've got a big cat scan machine kicking around over here. What kind of devices does your work involve with. And and his edge relevant From your experience. Thank you for having me on the show pleasure to be here. We are dealing with medical imaging devices. So if you have a smart watch on your wrist. That's not what we deal with. Even though those are very useful of course to measure your exercise and sleep patterns we're dealing with technologies like an ultrasound and mri is not an x ray. And what's called digital pathology which is where a biopsy is removed and put on a microscopic slide. Those kinds of technologies produce images that are relevant to telling you whether you're sick at all hopefully not or if you are what kind of disease it is. And so the job of computer vision in this case is to detect whether is a disease diagnose what it is to find out where it is to find out how big it is advanced in if cancer stage one. Three how advanced it is. And all of these outputs can of course be created. Virtually instantaneously by executing artificial intelligence models at the edge and the edge in this case is the device itself. Yeah okay so. Some devices are huge. Mri scanners take up a whole room. As some devices are quite small ultrasound. Machines view could transport it in your suitcase and so there's obviously also price difference here but nonetheless. All of these technologies do produce an image that that is then analyzed by
George W. Bush Compares Domestic Violent Extremists to 9/11 Terrorists in Appalling Speech
"This is the man who i don't know he he he he's meant to be a conservative He was a republican president. He went to shanksville pennsylvania to the field where flight ninety three crashed off to those brave brave men took it back from the territory. Terrorists to save lives in dc and this is what he said on the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven. This is the man who was president. When nine eleven happened cut to play cup little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But then there's disdainful pluralism in their disregard for human life in their determination to defile national symbols. They are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them. Children of the same foul spread so nine eleven bin laden and maga- supporters are the same but lemon antiques. Don't get a mention your action cuddle. Why are they got was the most disgusting thing i i. I've seen in years. You know. I supported that guy. I had his back when he wouldn't defend himself because he was a gentleman. Dr gorka and is soon as it became clear that he's useless brother. Please clap. jeb. Of was not going to get our support because of his unbroken tracker failure George bush discovered his voice and decide to use it against the very same people who supported him. What i'm the marxist. But it's becoming clear that class that is the guys who hang out at the country club seems to take priority over actual policies. I i'm so disgusted by this guy. This is so bankrupt. Guy went off to war for his father. I deployed under him I was a loyal supporter and be charged with his blood. Libel this disgusting slander. Because you know he didn't have to say we all knew what he means. You can see the giggling liberal blue checks on twitter knowing exactly what he that was just
September 11: We Will Never Forget
"For years. Now story core has been working with the national september eleventh memorial and museum to record and catalogue the voices. You're about to hear voices that captured the lasting toll of nine eleven. What we know in case you just joining us just after nine. Am that day. United airlines flight one. Seventy five crashed into the south tower of the world trade center. Here's the tape. You see the play coming in from it. Looks like the east side and goes into the building and it was widely captured on video because tv cameras were already trained on the north tower. It had been hit by american airlines flight. Eleven twenty minutes earlier credible pictures. These happened just moments ago and one of the people watching tv. That morning was stacey threatens mom to call me at work she said stacy. How are you watching. Tv the trade centers has been hit. And we were commenting on that. Oh my gosh you know what could we do. We were talking. Maybe they could go give blood. Her mom said or drive up to new york and try to help. It was less than four hours from the dc area where they lived. And where stacy's mom cheryl worked an administrative assistant for the us army and her office was in the pentagon and she said. Stacy i've gotta go and fairly sharp tone to her voice and she hung up the phone on me. I tried to call my mom's office back and nobody answered the phone. The hair stood up on the back of my neck. And my co worker. At the time said the pentagon's been hit stacey coulter sisters and they all met at their parents house. They spent that night calling. Area hospitals trying to find cheryl and he couldn't and late that night her father pulled up alone. He came in the house and everybody else was upstairs. And it was just he. And i and i said dad finder and he just looked at me and he started to cry and he put one hand on either side of the hallway and sinking into his knees and he sustained. She's not coming home. This is it.
Australian Rally Car Driver Molly Taylor on Extreme E
"Today's show. We're joined by one of motorsports leading female talents in mali. Taylor for those unaware molly has burst back onto the global rally saying in extreme either this year as one half of nico rosberg victorious rosberg ex racing outfit while extreme e has propelled molly back into the spotlight the and has rallying in her blood competed in australia and europe. In two thousand sixteen molly became the first woman to win the australian rally championship and this year. She has returned to the world rally championship with a three rally program in rally. Three ford fiesta. Welcome to gravel notes. Molly thanks for having me. I haven't spoken to you for probably a couple of years now. I think the last time. I spoke g was a winton when you're doing. Tci australia so a lot's happened since then. Just fill in about what. What's been going on since then look into then. I guess we had all had locked locked down again. But during that time the extremely project. I guess started to gather a bit of momentum and got involved with suspects racing extremely and also we managed to put together these three ramps wwl three program a rally three program. Here's wildlands yes. Auto kind of went from doing not much at all to looking like twenty twenty one while he's a very busy busy year
The Benefits of a Plant-Based Keto Diet for Cancer
"I wanted to ask you something. Specific about this This plant based kito for cancer. Because i read a very interesting article you had online. And i want you to bring out from that. What is the number one. Food that cancer cells love and that we should avoid. Yeah absolutely well cancer cells. They thrive on sugar. So they are what we call anaerobic and so they don't need the presence of oxygen like he talked about and they break down sugar and they produce a lot of metabolic waste and they literally survive on sugar. And so you know we're going to prevent cancer or we're going to heal cancer. One of the key strategies is reducing significantly reducing the intake of sugar and starch. So now this this brings into an interesting dichotomy here because some people use a vegan diet to overcome cancer and they do but there may be a better way of doing that here. You talk about a plant based diet being different than what someone would call a vegan diet and what plant exclusive diet so so. What's the difference. There so vegan diet is going to be completely devoid of animal products whereas a plan based ketogenic diet. Like what i teach is just. It really means that plants. We're going to be the majority of the diet right. So let's say eighty maybe even ninety percent of the diet plant based utilizing certain animal products that provide high nutrient density and are lower in particularly protein. And we can talk about that as we as we go on. Okay now that may be very interesting to some folks who have adopted a kito die because usually when people say kito. They see the complete absence of carbs and mostly protein and fat. But you're talking about you know a lot of green foods that inherently have a lot of the Have a lot of fiber which you know brings that carbohydrate count down to a low net carbs. Could you explain how that works. Yeah absolutely so when we look at carbs we'd got sugar starch and fibre really the main carbohydrates that we look at now. The ones that we digest and break down into glucose or sugar in our bloodstream or sugar and starch fibers in digestible. By our bodies our gut bacteria will break it down and no produce b vitamins in different nutrients from it but basically fiber is not counted. It's not going to elevate your blood sugar and so you can. Consume high amounts of fiber and fiber has great benefits for helping pull out toxic bile out of our system helping support our microbiome helping detoxify our body so So getting a good amount of fiber when you're when you are when you cancer or when you're trying to prevent cancer is really good strategy and plant foods really provide a great megadose of fiber. We're looking for plant. Foods that are lower in sugar lower in starched we call them. The non starchy
Foods That Cause Kidney Stones With Dr. Neal Barnard
"What foods are likely to cause kidney stones on their three things that i would like to. Maybe focus on the first is animal protein. Many many studies have indicted animal based diet in kidney stones. And in this case they're not looking at the cholesterol in the animal fat. They're looking at the protein in it. So which foods are protein in meat dairy products including cheese eggs. Getting away from animal. Protein seems to help so animal. Protein suspect number one number two high sodium foods. That's kind of surprised. We think of sodium as being related to blood pressure and it is but it also affects calcium balance in the kidney and high sodium diet can cause Kelsey related stones' number three calcium itself in this case. It's not the calcium broccoli Calcium that's integrated into a food seems not to be the problem. The problem is calcium supplements. Take a calcium pill. It's associated with kidney stones. Now good news if you take the pill with it is not associated with kidney stones if you take a calcium supplement on an empty stomach. That's when that huge load of calcium comes in not buffered by anything else and those are the ones that are associated kidney stones
Lee Habeeb, VP of Content at Salem, Responds to Mayor's Charge He's 'Selfish' About Vaccination
"Lee habib is a friend and a colleague he did. I collaborated on one of my books. He's vice president of content at the salem media group he is executive producer. Has a great show our american stories which tells the stories of innovators in the arts and sports and business and education and he got he got cogan and had a really rough experience. He joins us to talk a little bit about it lee. I haven't talked in a while. It was great to catch up with you last night after. I read your piece at newsweek which has gone viral a kovic nineteen patient response to the mayor's charge your selfish about the vaccination. What a ride. You've been on my friend mike. I got covert. My wife got coburn and my daughter got code. But i got it hard. Ultimately had blood clots light pneumonia. Thanks to great medical. Help i was. I was cured. And i'm fine now but while i was laying in the hospital bed recovering my mayor in my little town of oxford. Mississippi got on a national news network and she was asked by the anchor. What about people's personal choice. What about it's my body. It's my life and she said well if patients want to choose not to take the vaccine and be selfish and take up hospital beds. Well then. they're not concerned about the greater good. And i'm thinking i'm laying in a hospital bed and she knows nothing about me or my family so i said i'm going to write a letter to her and my letter was simple. I told her about my life and my family. My mother-in-law lives with us. Mike and she's seventy. We decided that she had four co morbidity. He's she smoked lung problems. We convinced her and every senior. We know to get the vaccine. We're not anti actors and we're not luddites mine. Situation was i took the first shot. And i had a very negative reaction because i'd had a surgery in my heart but it didn't sit well with my doctor told me not to take the second vaccine dose because i had more of a chance of being harmed by the dose than did from
Chris Reed Discusses His Prophetic Dream Showing the End Times Resurgence of the Taliban and Radical Islam
"Chris you just shared a dream. You had on the twenty third of july long before. Anybody's talking about the resurgence of the taliban in afghanistan And it's a remarkably specific dream. You're talking about god clarifying for you. As you see star fall he clarifies the end municipal. The berlin wall falls As you see the blood moon Crescent fall You see trump giving the speech about the fall of isis. And then you see these things together. Communism and radical islam emerging together and. Then you see this beast merging before you go. How is this not and time stuff. I mean it seems clearly to be anti stuff the beast on convinced of it. You know the bible in the book revelation talks about a two beats one that rises up from the sea in one that rises from the earth. And and i think that the one rising from the earth is a picture of communism or even mild form that we're experiencing here in america marxism. Communism is just the end result of of course of marxism. So i began to think after i had the dream. What have been the two most primary enemies of the united states in the last six or seven years and sure enough. The two biggest threats have been communism or radical islam. You think in terms of nine eleven Which is you know. The twentieth anniversary is right around this time. And so in this dream i realized that lord was showing me then that there would be resurgence a resurrection so to speak of the mortar wound of the beast and i think the book revelation also speaks about how the beast system. Now this is really key. There's a political and religious element in it talks about how the false prophet would give power or honor unto the beast so the religious system would give power to the political system
"bloods" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Chadwick boseman. Oh yes his his final scene. He comes back as a ghost to comfort. The person that killed them in friendly fire and take the burden off. This tormented character said i forgive you so watching that film to me before chebet maze. His transition from the physical world to a spiritual sense is is his performance. Just it just changed knowing that. He's no longer with this. And i've been thinking about this peter. Now we know he was terminally ill. I did not know in. So if this all conjecture. But this what i think. So why. he's playing this role and he knows he gets killed by friendly fire and comes back as a ghost to comfort. Doors character is he. Is that in the back of his mind that this might be my last film in in the role of this particular role on playing. No but i've been thinking about that. It's hard not to when you're watching it because we don't when we writing about the movie talk much about that scene because it's giving away something that maybe we shouldn't give away but now he came out and doom. It's june jim get no. We can talk about anything that happens but today they know some oil up to you after he saw the movie. Did he talk to you about his feelings. About netflix. arranged sent links. Everybody so we can watch it together and chat Was on that zoom call and must have had like at least fifteen people surrounding him holding him in so looking at that. I just felt low lovely family. They're close no one. No now i know why everybody was holding onto him so he told me they enjoyed the throne very much i. It wasn't long conversation. And i never mean no. No one knew the last time you know we hear from our brother when you look at that movie now and you watch those scenes just like you said you feel something other than what the story is about but at the same time it is what the stories about it kind of is about forgiveness and and moving on right our view that you know when we talk about actors one you know one of the awards you are nominated for for movie that i think is is very justified. Is the screen actors. Guild award for best ensemble. You got like what fifteen or sixteen actors in there. But here's the thing no are bloods but beget the great french actress in this not leave out the great vietnamese act too so our company was exceptional in the reason why i think maybe that we won that assam award anybody. Despite the role handed the conflicts that this within various characters everybody loved each other. They were so much love on the set.
"bloods" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
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"bloods" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"Hello everybody. I am. Peter travers and this is popcorn where we tell you what's happening at the movies and well my guest today. Spike has a movie a various. A great movie called five. That's been happening since. Netflix started showing it back in june. And now it's award season word season means we get a chance to look at it again and cut necess- where the a blood stands in history. You know award some sounds they coming up but the great movie has lasting value. I believe and defy. Bloods was recently named best picture and spike best director by the national board of review. So at that right feeling good about that. He's not a bad thing right or it's not a bad thing. But yesterday i was at a very good conversation with doa lindo paul and if we were doing another zoom in he became very reflective and he said to me spike. The word is going to stand forever. And i agree with that. Here's the thing everybody would like to win awards acclaim but we could go way way back. In encino many great great films not did not receive accolades when they came out for whatever reason. So you just gotta roll the punches and keep going. That's the only way able to be Pork decade is still. Nick peter you know. Is that you know. They're going to be disappointments. But you know you. You pick this up off the canvas you put yourself on the you give back up and you start swinging again. And that's that's was about that. And i'm gonna be i'm gonna give you a a cinematic moment gonna love this real ever written by mike guy my main man but she'll berg directed by kazan. If you go out to been on the order from now after lee j com. Yeah beat the mess out of him. Carl maldon you gotta get up there. Put money down. You're gonna make it in brand-new says all right incomes. One of the greatest cues ever leonard bernstein as rando is wobbling up the plank. That's you gotta do you gotta take. You don't even know you're even though you're bloodied you. Head is spinning in my case. Mother would say you had to pick a skinny rusty butt-black off campus. Doing again endure again but spite did even after people like me. You know constantly saying this was you know..
"bloods" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"I did not know it would the work would. Create. The kind of response that it is created but in terms of. Actor negotiating the material and the. Process I felt that I had done as much as I could so that when I did step into that room when we started filming I felt that I had I had given myself the latitude of preparation, right and then spike. Provide in space. The creative space to work. And create and be and my fellow bloods. We all together came into that environment and did we did together. With, regard to the monologue he said. He he told me you'll be you'll be saying this directly to the camera. Okay. I I had no idea that it would. I didn't know it'd be thing. I become thing. He said, you'd be doing this to make it to two monologue. You'd be doing a directly to the camera. Okay. Just as an extension of the work. But. The morning that we filmed that scene the days the day's work. In the morning we found that saying. In the afternoon. We film the scene between Chadwick Myself. At the at the river when I first. Meet showers character norm. And It was Chadwick's first day of work. and. Again, in retrospect I would say that there was just this is to your question about how you prepare how prepared. At that point I don't know we've been filming for a number of weeks and there was grounded nece.
"bloods" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Do it but. was going to act in it and I was going to co produce it. But. We couldn't make the deal work. So I don't know if cumulatively those two disappointments. From spikes point of view. Represented him thinking that I was. I don't know that somehow I have become maybe too big for my Britches or something I'm not sure well, obviously he whatever it was. If it was anything, he's gotten past that because I saw recently he called you quote one of the great underrated actors working today close quote and. Wanted to work on the five bloods, but I was just curious because you know it is a one of these great collaborations that. Glad to see it's back up and running, but you know coming off of those three and four years obviously your profile in the industry was you know increased and suddenly from being. The. Guy Who's in spike movies you were now in a number of very high profile blockbusters with some some pretty sizable parts we've got get shorty in ninety, five ransom in ninety six, for Ron Howard and in ninety seven Danny Boyle's follow up to trainspotting lifeless ordinary. These are several high profile projects but from what I've read and and things that you've said I get the sense that it was maybe a bit frustrating that more opportunities did not. Materialize from those. Yeah and what do you think that was about I.
"bloods" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Period aspect of that work and everything to do with the content of the work, the efficacy of the work, the the ability of the work to speak to me as an audience and by extension audiences in general that was the point, and that continues to be the point right absolutely in in any work that one does. So you mentioned those early years as a theater actor in I guess the first real film credit. After graduating was in seventy nine, those more American graffiti. But then it was like Tan eleven years before the next one and those were the years that you were. I know primarily doing theater and I just WanNa know for listeners Broadway debut as a replacement in master Harold and the boys in nineteen eighty two I think that's with James Earl Jones, which must have been a very big deal for a young actor and then a Tony nomination just a few years later on Broadway for Joe Turner's come and gone in eighty eight what I what I want to ask you is where you you know I guess it's all about the perspective because on the one hand that sounds like you're. On paper looks like you're flourishing in the theater but were you content or were you somebody who was disappointed? There weren't more film credits at that over those years or just how were you regarding those years leading up to the early nineties when? I'll pick up from there. All right. So first of all yes it was a you know a kick as you say, a working with James Earl General Jones in in master how the boys however my debut. On Broadway. In mass to housing, the boys was even more special. For me for the following reason I was under studying. I was hired. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two as an understudy on Broadway production and it was. At the time, it was James Earl Jones had just come in to that production to replace an actor names aac smoke. And Zach's MCI was south. African. Actor who's no longer with us but who had won the Tony Award for his work in Master? How than the boys I was an understudy I was hired to understudy. So it was James Jones who was just Taking over who had just taken over for Zeke's and it was Danny Glover playing willy and James Earl had to go out to Los Angeles to do some voice work something for Darth vader. So he was going to miss a performance. So I got a call as the understudy. I got a call saying James is missing this. Performance so you will go aung. Tonight. And not only was it special that I was making my Broadway debut. But it was really special to me that I got to work with my good friend Danny. And I will never forget. So my my debut. On Broadway was was was filling in for.
"bloods" Discussed on Courtside with Seth Greenberg
"Turn it off. Turn. I need Jackie Greenberg's gone my my my head vice if you're studying here to string things out. I Apologize. I mean everyone's got to do what's in your best interest keep going to play Florida home they're gonNa play they played ACC big Gal. Joan they're gonNA play three. Games because to probably twenty thousand houses. They can play enough schools within the state that could drive over with a civil protocol you playing Twenty Games in the ACC. I mean if that's what you WANNA do I have no problem with those are two. Good game tension I'll play gets Bergen Florida team. How much more do they got gotTa Schedule Your I guess what would you say? I think you have to do what you have to do. My thing is I look at this, and again we've seen what's happened in Major League baseball with the Marlins and I think it was of the cardinals and then we just all right now it just came out about the Vikings. I think maybe you should I, think. My thought would be UH schedule as many games as I can. because. I'm not sure we're GONNA play many games. You know what I mean like I'm not scheduled twenty seven of thirty hoping to play twenty to twenty five. I. Some guys. Oh. Yeah. That's one way to look at it. So I don't know but I do like what coach said I don't think you can say enough to your players remind them enough. A man Kobe a don't be going to the parties. You normally don't go to their Frat House. Don't go to that bonfire. Don't go to whatever just you know sacrifice a little bit and you know what we'll see maybe I've said this forever said I think baseball got through their season because guys got caught early. And they were made they were made an example of in the media. When it's the same thing with football I'm hoping basketball doesn't have to deal with it and it probably will. Let's be honest. You early in somebody's in example then you know others don't WanNa, be that guy hopefully we'll see. What. Do, you got more rings going on than anybody I mean we got late. TURN IT OFF As like when I recruited Michael, Jordan? Son. You had to call the house and it was a switchboard by. Press six to get Jeffrey press five to get market. It was Seth Greenberg is on the level of MJ Ladies and gentlemen with technology in the House A. What, what do I have to push for the Butler? How about the guy? The Guy that takes care of bears in the backyard. Hell we got going on at that house. Dear family this morning on my walk by no I mean reversal we had a little leak in Roope. So we got people running in and out making sure that we're getting things patched up and served pros rolling in here but I don't have turned to thing off the as soon as. I'm calling Jackie Greenberg and I'M GONNA find out And you say I big fancy background today got a shiny hadn't a background. As children say. It's held to get old I'm telling technologies passed I understand that all right I've gotta go I. GotTa get downtown. Go, make some magically police Jimmy the the the Kansas City was a lot how come you had him as a lock and all the guys on countdown Seth. When you see greatness, you know this you see greatness you know I'm never seen nothing like Patrick, we talking about. I've never seen anything like Patrick Mahomes I wouldn't watch football every Sunday since I was six years old. I'm never seen the like Patrick Mahomes and you give me points with Patrick Mahomes. Are you kidding me? It's like Urban Meyer. You don't get points very often with Patrick Mahomes, urban Meyer, and when you do you take it and you're running you go to the bank. So you got new extension on has cover. We got a little something going on in the backyard. Yeah..
"bloods" Discussed on Popcorn with Peter Travers
"I don't I don't mean to disparage the. Depth and breadth and diversity of the. Protests. because. They are clearly. A wonderful thing. By also aware if you go back and you look at the sixty, M, we look at civil rights AMU-. Look at the gains that have been made. But in. Constant. With the gains that have been made. The correctly in concert those games. Is the fact that the power structure. Has Morph itself. They Morph and they change. And it's like being a boxer on the road and you take a Boeing take a blown take a Boeing take these blows that they still come back. And that is my awareness of how the power structure works and more and changes in order to take whatever blows are coming at it, but in the final analysis. The hold on power. Is, unremitting. And so. When you talk to me and not only on the reason that the hold on cow is so unremitting, is because the power structure. My sense is that the power structure in the foul analysis will do literally anything. To hold onto that power, so am I optimistic. Yes, I am optimistic with regard to. This rejection of status quo. But I'm also keenly aware. Of the power structures. Ability intention -ality intention to do whatever it takes to hold onto power by any means necessary. No Pun intended. So we all have a battle on a hands. We do and move. At I'm running at a time with you could keep talking to you forever. I haven't even really dealt with the. But this show always usually ends in a little bit of song you know, and I'm just reminded of one of the things that I find so effective about the five leads is the Marvin Gaye in it, you know. Something about the way he was dealing with the most important subjects, but he dealt with it musically which I find a form of poetry in a way, no question I got to say something really quick about Mormon yet on one of the great albums obviously. As I've spoken about. Marvan's using in this film. It occurs to me and this is in keeping with the you know the Shakespearean will sodium thane. The Marvin is the Barg. Marvin is barred Marvin's music. Is barred like. To the extent that you know. Speaking about. The Society, in which African descended people. Exist an trials and tribulations and triumphs in digging in those dynamics spike is doing Somalian. Film Marvin was doing similarly. Observing. The society that we are in observing trials, relations and triumphs, and feeding it back to us, which is very very aren't like. And I want to believe that his relationship to this work via bloods is. Completely barred. ADDS a whole other dimension, obviously obviously to this word so right. Can you take us out with a little bit, Marvin? mother-mother. Everybody thinks we're wrong. But who are they to judge us simply because a hairy as long? Oh, we got fined or way. Bring some understanding here today picket lines. Ago I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this talk. It was really great Joplin. Thank you so much. Thank you so much all the very busy. Take care of but. Now, streaming exclusively on Disney plus share the journey, the courage and the legacy with the entire family, the original Broadway production, a revolutionary musical Hamilton rated pg thirteen streaming now exclusively on Disney plus..
"bloods" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"That was one of the one of the first moments where. Where I was like oh? This is Delroy Lindo this movie because it really does a great job of just showing his slow building anxiety from being here being present, and just what it's like to have experienced PTSD. In that moment, it's a really effective scene and spike handles it really well. I think there's a lot of layering of sort of WHO's colonizing whom and he's opening scenes and one of their character worth. Introducing is the French character played by Jeanrenaud who sort of again seems like a throwback to an old movie in his white suit. You know the he seems to be this sort of older French colonialist who made a living off of like basically black market. Exchange and sort of the seamier side of life. Yeah, yeah, again the way in which spike layers so many different international interest in this film speaks to how I. Think Thorough. He's trying to be with layering in the history and weaving it in a way. That's dramatic and I'm not sure all of it quite worked, but I think that you know it was important to have a character like Jeanrenaud in this film because it wasn't just Americans who were involved in this. This I mean this gives you a bit of a sense of how far back the you know. The colonial relationship between France and Vietnam goes, you know basically the Vietnam did not begin with the Vietnam War as a lot of I won't name them by by title, but a lot of Vietnam more epochs in the past. They have kind of presumed right I mean he's. He's sort of rooting it in a separate national conflict from the one between the US and Vietnam. There's one more major character that we have to introduce who heads out into the jungle with the four that we've already met and that's David played by Jonathan Majors so David is Paul's son. His son, who went to Morehouse as you know because he's constantly wearing morehouse attire. Just like spike. Lee, and he arrives unannounced because he wants to look after his dad. He knows that his dad has severe. PTSD wants to make sure that he is going to be okay, and they also have a very strange relationship. Later on, we realized that there's a lot of resentment that Paul holds towards sun over the fact that his mother died in childbirth and so you. You see that kind of doled out in that tension doled out throughout the film in the way in which they interact but I think it was also really just fascinating to see how even though Paul data have some resentment towards him and was dealing with PTSD at the same time. There's so much love there in so much affection appreciation and it was just a really interesting like. Of The you know comrades relationships happening in the lake, international cultural interest happening there is also the father son relationship that was really at the heart of the entire story. Yeah and really complex when that goes back and forth a lot I mean it's not one of those simple father son. ARC's were at sort of like we're estranged. And then we had a heart to heart, and now we're fine right I mean they're constantly getting into it, but you know then expressing affection, but then getting into it again and I. That was just a great relationship I thought and Jonathan Majors is fantastic. He really belongs in a spike Lee Movie I. Hope You'll do more of them in the future. So. This is a long movie. We'd better get. These guys into the jungle were going to be talking for as long as this movie last, but before they head out into the jungle with now the son David Info they go out for one last night, and they meet some more crucial characters in this big sprawling narrative right, so they encounter three other foreign people in one of the bars. One of them is named Hetty. She's played by amount teary I'm. I'm probably saying that name incorrectly. My French is is terrible, but she and David strike up a conversation at the bar, and she reveals that she is part of this group. Is Organization called Lamb and they are trying to deactivate in clear landmines throughout Vietnam in an inspired by the fact that her family made a fortune off of rubber and plantations off of the war, and so she's kind of like this character sort of the white built character with sage. is trying to make up for the horrible things that her family did. So they strike up a conversation. They kind of flirt a little bit, and then those characters come back a little bit later in very crucial ways but it's Hetty, and then she's also with two other guys. One of them is an American played by Paul Walter Hauser who I remember mostly for I. Tanya he played like you now that guy who? Tried to the bat at Nancy's. Yes, he also and I think. He played one of the white supremacists in Black Klansman as well. Oh, you're right. Yeah, so was another reunion of sorts he was also in black clansmen, swags, other movie, and then there's also who I can't remember. What country is from, but it looks like thinking finish finish. Okay, so the three of them will show up later, and then after that they I think actually one of the other guys just fight at the Barnes or they all have to like. Leave the bar then the next morning. They make their way to jungle. Is I'm going to interrupt you right there to break in with a message from our sponsor for this week. If you're like us, you probably have been binging a lot of TV recently while stuck in your house. Maybe you've been doing entire seasons of Amazon originals like the Marvelous Mrs Mazel. The boys are hunters, but if you stopped there, you're only getting half the story. 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Use the bathroom number two instead of number one is so he likes takes a long track off the path that they're taking in goes down in the woods, and while he's doing that, he likes stumbles upon one of the goals bars, and so that's how they find them. They, all go down. They find the bars in the also find what is presumably Norman's body HIV. BUSHMAN's body like the skeleton remains of because they find his tag tag that he wore runs a snack, so they argue about what they're going to do with the money, and as you mentioned already there's a lot of back and forth about like you know. Norman wanted to go to like go to the community the causes. Causes, and then a few of them are like. No, you can't do that like I have bills to pay Blah so at one point while they're camped out in the woods. They're arguing about the gold.
"bloods" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Junior have worked with him as well several times especially in recent years, Heart Peters was in Red Hook summer which movie I didn't love you know. POPs up very often many of his other films, so it's kind of a little reunion of sorts such as coal that feeling of sort of its old home week stretches through the first fifteen twenty minutes of the movie where you really see the warmth and the connection that these guys. Guys have even though in the decades between they've obviously drifted apart and become very different people as indicated by the presence of of make America. Great again cap on the Delroy Lindo? Characters head, which will become this big theme this this hat makes a lot of journeys throughout the movie, two different characters, and when I talk about this tone of comradeship that that Spike Spence, quite a bit of time on at the beginning which really pays off later right as As you start to see the conflicts emerge among the men. You want to know that they have that passion that history together, but they go out dancing to this club called apocalypse now one of the many cinematic references out the movie to that movie. Specifically we'll get more apocalypse now in the future, but the first that we hear of it as they go to a nightclub called apocalypse now, which seems completely plausible. There's such thing would exist right in Vietnam. I think spike actually said that it does exist. Oh, so it wasn't as a sign that they stuck on existing nightclub. That's amazing, yeah! Yeah! There's just this this great feeling of freedom to that dance sequence I. Mean if the rest of this movie didn't exist, and we only had a music video of those four guys dancing together at apocalypse now. I think that would already be a great little summer movie on its own. Yeah, it's a really great moment and I think also sets up even though Paul. Darlington character is the sort of Maga- hat wearing trump supporter ostensibly there still. Accepting of him and I think they started chalk it up in some ways to all of the pain, he's like still harboring from what happens in ways that hasn't manifested that in quite the same way and I think that really speaks to their relationship in how those opening seniors is so crucial for what we see going forward. Yeah, and it makes us accept 'EM, too. Too I mean I think in a way we'll get more into you. Know Paul and all the things going on with him, but I think it's almost established that a symptom of his de that he's that he's a trump supporter. Right seems like the primary thing about him that they know and that we're meant to know is that he's the most damaged all of them. Them Right? They're all carrying these internal wounds from the war, but he seems to be the one whose life has been the most put off track because of it, and who has the most kind of rage to resolve so to me. It seemed clear that whatever it was that drove him to wear that hat and be a trump supporter and be vocal about it was. was related to you. Know the anger that he's obviously mastered less than the other three guys. Yeah for sure, but the four blood that we meet have not just come back to Vietnam to dance apocalypse now. They have a couple of other goals for their trip. Do you WanNa? Talk about the idea of what they're therefore. Yeah, so it's kind of two fold or Of moving parts there, but part of the reason they've come back to retrieve the body of their fifth blood, who was played by Chadwick Bozeman in his name is not. And you see Norman in flashbacks and really interesting flashback, because unlike the Irishman, there is no de aging techniques happening in the spell film apparently spike has said we didn't have the money for it, which honestly don't find surprising because spike in having a great high budget or is like a constant tension in struggle throughout his career, but I think it actually kind of works in a way I always found the Irishman the deed techniques that movie to be kind of off putting and to see. See them kind of looking the same age as they are now at Chatham Bozeman, who is like a good twenty years younger at most of the actors really really was effective in that way. Yeah, that like the idea of lifting Marvin Gaye vocal track off of the album. What's going on? It's just such a simple, but brilliant choice on spike Lee's part I mean to me. It did not at all seem like something born of privation like Gee I wish we could afford. Prosthetics are digital aging. Digital de aging rather, it was just a really profound ways of showing you know the time that's passed for them and the time that never got to pass for Norman for Chadwick Bozeman character, and the fact that there's no comment on it. You know there's not even wigs, or or you know hair dye. There's no kind of attempt to create the image of them being younger, and it's just it becomes almost an avant-garde kind of gesture. I loved that. Yeah Yeah and I. Guess the other reason they are there as well is to retrieve some gold bars that are apparently scattered around near where at Norman's body supposedly is, so they have to go like deep into you now. The Woods Emma jungle to retrieve that, so they're there to get rich, but also honor their falling brother and give him a proper burial. Burial, we were talking about this being a big jumbled overstuffed trunk of a movie and to me the way the gold bars came into. It was a little bit confusing. There's actually a flashback to exactly what the gold bars are doing there and I think the idea is that the CIA at the time of the war flew them into the country to pay. Pay Off basically to pay off Vietnamese sort of you know spies or inside tip people that they that we're working with the Americans. It was nuts super clear to me exactly why the gold bars were. There are how they knew about them, but it's not really that crucial to the plot that you know the background. It's more that these bars symbolize something really. Really important to all of them right I! MEAN THEY WANNA get the treasure in here's where we get into the references to treasure of the Sierra Madre apparently want a spike Lee's favorite movies that he again and again references here because it's a similar idea, right of these men on a journey being sort of driven mad by their desire to find this. This gold, but as you say combined with this even more important desire to find the remains of their fifth blood, friend and former commander right, but the globe start to symbolize more than just wealth for them as well, and there's arguments throughout about first of all how to find them, but also what will they do with the money if they find it and? And the idea that as Norman says flashbacks, he wants this money to go for Black Liberation Causes. He wants it to go for essentially kind of reparations right, but of course the other four kids having had different degrees of fortune in life. Some of them have done well financially. Some of them not done. Well are arguing about whether it's personal fortune or Or something to give back to the people, and so that becomes another ongoing threat among them right and in order to do all this. They can't just go by themselves, so this story also brings in a few other characters outside to help them get to the money, and also to his body. One of the first people we need is then who is A. A tour guide local tour guide. Who is there to help? Guide them to the forest. He was an interesting character. Because obviously I don't think can only speak to or speak with authority to the relations between Vietnamese in Vietnam, war vets, but it was very interesting to see this tour guide along with the other Asian characters who were included in the film. This movie definitely something that a lot of Vietnam movies have not done although I think more recent ones are trying to. which is you know have Vietnamese characters that are not just faceless enemies. You know or people in nightmare PTSD. Flashbacks or something, but real living Vietnamese people who are also coming out of decades of having been affected by the war and I thought that that scene early on where I. think that the guide is with them then when they're going down the the river when there's that sort of ironic playing of Wagner. Right of the apocalypse now, helicopter theme then there's that moment that A. Starts to sort of pick a fight with them from a passing boat. Remember that they don't want to buy anything from him. And then he starts to yell. You killed my parents, and there's this moment that they're kind of confronted with their own guilt in an image of themselves as having been colonialists in this country where they're coming back to yeah I mean.
"bloods" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Hello and welcome to the spoiler special podcast I'm Dana Stevens slates movie critic. Today we are talking about defy bloods, the new Spike Lee movie that unfortunately has been released digitally rather than on the big screen where it was really born to be seen, but happily here to talk about it with me. Is Aisha Harris who I think of as a slight person, still because I knew you win, but now you are culture editor at the opinion page the New York Times. Yes, thank you so much for having me. It's great to return. Yeah, we haven't spoiled anything for a long time and I think it is possible that the last time we spoil something. It was a spike thing. Didn't we talk about? She's gotTa. Have it the TV version. It's either that or maybe black Klansman I can't remember. We may have done anyway. I know we've talked spike before. This is a great one to talk about with you. This is one of those movies I was saying before we started rolling that SORTA demands almost an immediate rewatch because there's so much in it, it's two and a half hours long a little bit over two and a half hours, and as we'll get into you know had huge sprawling cast of characters. It has multiple timeframes. It's something that really begs to be unpacked so I'm excited to get into it with you, but as I always like to do at the beginning of these I just sort of want to get your your. Your basic thumbs up. Thumbs down reaction like you're sort of spike Lee completed. Where do you think the stands among his recent worker? All his work I? Definitely think that among his most recent work in the last like five to ten years. This is by far the best. I think that it will stand the test of time more than black clansmen which I really liked the first time around when I saw it, but I think after subsequent criticisms from other critics at the time I've come to realize that it does end a little bit too neatly. In terms of the way, treats its police officers in cops in general and so I feel like this the it's doing so much and is really. Really good at doing almost every different facet that attempts whether it's cooling from many different styles in references of filmmakers before and also news clippings end statistics in the performances, really really spectacular, and I'm sure we will into Delroy Lindo, who is on top of everyone's mind that I? Know who movie, but overall. I really really enjoyed it. What did you think of Dana I loved it? Yeah I. Mean I i. had some I guess criticisms. Reservations doubts about it that we can get into in the conversation, but I mean they were all just swept away in like the tide of feeling that this movie creates it's so emotional, and as you say. Delroy Lindo is is just staggering. I mean he's I. I would say he's sort of the lead. I was thinking about him in awards and I'm so sorry to start off this conversation with awards. That's always the last thing I want to get into, but he is just so obviously a sort of stand out in this role, but it wouldn't really be a lead role right I mean these. It's such an ensemble piece. This picture that everybody is really sort of supporting I mean. It's definitely on Samba piece by by far and away like don't Orlando in both talk about this. I'm sure, but he has a couple of pretty big monologues, one of which happens towards the very end in ways that other characters do so. Let's put it this way. Spike names, all of a few of the characters, after temptations, members, and they are Paul. Melvin David Eddie and Otis and so Paul is Orlando is character and while. Paul was never the singer like seen as the front man of the temptations I. Think is say that like Weipa temptations. There's one who's out the frame, and then everyone else does their part and does really really well. Yeah, backup singers I did not know that fact about the temptations, and that's one of the many as you said. This is an extremely referential movie, right? It's packed with references to other movies and obviously lots and lots of historic documentation and I didn't even get that. There were temptations references in there, too, but since we keep on talking about that, let's talk about how movie starts off formerly because it's a very remarkable cold open before you even. See any credits or realize that you're in a spike Lee movie at all. You hear the voice of Mohammed. Ali and you start off with a clip of him. That sort of leads into this almost news montage about Vietnam. This is quintessential. I feel like as well as being one of his best phones. In recent memory is also just one of his biggest, and I think that the clips of Mohammed Ali end what? What we know about him and the fact that he was one of the people who did not want to be drafted and was vocal about it, because the way that black Americans retreated at home, and it really lays the foundation for everything. We're going to see in the movie as well as the way that it ends an spike. Does this all the time right? He's frequently clothing or featuring imaging news clips of Malcolm X. Martin Luther King Junior. He did this also a lot in black landon, so it's just like a perfect setup crossing between here in defy bloods this montage of Muhammadi League. Aspen also Black Panthers and in mock mats and sort of really laying the context for the time period what it was like to be a black American in the US while they were also fighting broad, and if I remember right that opening montage. Montage score to a Marvin Gaye Song Right? Yeah, it's Inner City Blues, which was from the West, going on album, and this was actually one of my absolute favorite parts of the entirely. Is that basically? This is sort of the unofficial soundtrack of the movie along with Terence. BLANCHARD score turns. BLANCHARD has been working spike from pretty much the beginning, but what's going on places huge role in this movie and in. In ways. That I haven't seen before I feel like the opening sequence is kind of slimmer two things I've seen in other Vietnam documentary related films where you have Inner City Blues, which is like really soulful are Basan that is talking about all the injustices is that people of color are facing in urban cities in the late sixties early seventies, and you see all these montages of like civil unrest and you know. Know people in different cities across the the US and then later on. He uses what's going on like many different ways different songs that you don't always here in Vietnam. Related movies at what the best parts we'll probably get to later is when uses a vocal track of the song is going on and it just Marvin gays voice, and it just reminder of how rich his his tone in beautiful is worse was. Yeah that was an incredible idea whoever had the idea by his terence blanchard their music director to lift only the vocal track out, because it also completely changes the quality of the song where you recognize it of course, but it also sounds almost like a Gospel version like you singing in church or something. It's really quite beautiful, so after this montage that is really also should mention pretty disturbing and has a lot of pretty graphic war footage from you know I believe Kent State comes in there, but definitely. We get introduced to divide bloods themselves and the tone of the movie completely shifts. This movie is always doing. I mean it's a very capricious kind of film and it keeps on. Changing to a different setting a different mood focusing on a different character, and so we really abruptly shift from that newsy and dark. To a pretty long segment where we've just kinda warmly getting to know these four guys for Vietnam veterans black men who haven't seen each other, it seems like at least have not been close touch in the decades since the war, and are now going back to Vietnam together, and we should introduce them although I'm sure to get their various temptation character names mixed up. I may end up calling them by their actor names just to to keep them straight, but we have as you say Paul Delroy Lindo. Otis is played by Clarke Peters Melvyn. Luck. Junior and Eddie is played by Norm Lewis, and so an we should also mention that these are all I think all of them, except maybe norm Lewis are old hands at Spike Lee Right, and they've all done plenty of work with him in the past. Yeah, I'm trying to remember if norm Lewis of Ariffin before, but yet they all worked together. A thorough lindow was in Brooklyn. What am I other movies as well as clockers and Clarke Peters. Peters in as a.
"bloods" Discussed on Bald Movies
"If they'll kill an old white GRANDPA, they'll for sure kill. Any of you like a poor white. People got to be thinking Jesus Christ. That could be me and they got experiences with the being over police in their own communities, so it's like yeah, like these systemic things that are built on these unconscious biases once you build them there, they they're the. There's something in search of mission that they run out the black people to oppress. They'll slide on down the next segment of society. And they'll keep doing that until until you know. We're all fucking in the cage. A ton more to say about this, but I did want to acknowledge like there's probably GonNa be some. Award nominations I would think for some of the performances in this film If not itself although I think there might be for that as well. I wouldn't be surprised if you see picture and director, NAM's for. Spike in this film, the man, how do you? How do you not get DELVE ORLANDO? As. Best I mean he's elite. Right, yeah! He definitely has the most meet the work with the most pathos to work with and And then I think in the Final Act. US also became sympathetic and really connected with me as an audience member and some of that stuff. He did that monologue. He's doing as he's stomping through. The jungle on location I think was technically hard like he's you know. He's ripping off four or five minute long monologues as he's a machete Ingham's his way through the jungle. And unique physical performance of like digging us own grave, surrounded by these Vietnamese men like. Yeah, it's it's real good. It's really strong powerful work. And I think actually all of the the the bloods did really good work but I I wouldn't be surprised to see like Clarke Peters mentioned for a supporting role. Because like he had the stuff with the blood. Be also had the same really nice moments with Vietnamese family. You know discovering. In fact, he's got a daughter and. The more emotional parts of the resolution of the movie them reuniting. I don't know what what do you? What do you think about the chances? I think they're good. I was actually wondering if this movie would even be eligible because the. For Oscars specifically because there was initial plans to release it in theaters like all Roma which was released in theaters, just to get the eligibility and the awards, because there is like a particular rule for Oscars right that you can't just have a net flicks premier you have. To be released in at least one theater in l., A. County which. Seems Very Hollywood centric but I guess. What you do! in the industry. But yeah, there were some rules about theatrical releases that needed to happen So, this movie was planned to be released in theaters, but As we all know, the virus shut everything down Covid Envir- shut everything down. So I had to go looking to see if this movie was even going to be eligible for Oscars and it turns out and I think it is out to the eligibility requirements for the Ninety Third Oscars. Academy Awards and Apparently. They're waving some of the release. requirements because of the coronavirus. So I do think this is GonNa be eligible for awards, which is nice, even though it didn't release in theaters because of the shutdown. Yeah. The things going against it's very early in the season. sometimes yeah..
"bloods" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Is Eight locks. Character reveals that he's had a thing of Oxycontin the whole time for his back pain. Yeah, Let's, let's Otis have it at the towards the end of the movie daffodil battle the whole time like once. He dealt that oxy and he's got a hike. I don't know how many miles with how many pounds of goal my God. They had been carrying a hundred pounds apiece. At least if not more a lot of gold I mean if I was see a couple of times I was thinking like man of Paul's kid didn't show up. Another, forty fifty pounds of gold on these guys broken, sit broken some. Stuff. 'CAUSE OS was in bad shape in that La- that that that final stretch. But I thought there's also. We mentioned this, but like there's a there's a really key scene. where the five bloods are trying to essentially haggle over gold, but the currency is who's based most atrocities.
"bloods" Discussed on Bald Movies
"And you kind of need. Adventures. Sort of imply some levity and some fun, and there's not much in the black American experience that no on. On the other hand like you know, they're the that yet There's still joy and art to be had there and I think the first act of the movie gets it like leads with that. But, but let let let me let me break down action. Just in case you're wondering what what this film is all about. So the titular five bloods are five black men who went to Vietnam. Serving in the first infantry and they were tasked by the command I. Think CIA operation. Their squad was assigned to go and recover. Some sensitive cargo from down the military plane. And they landed is very hot. They landed in the middle of a lot of hot action. one of their their their leader. Stormin Norman was killed in action, and they buried him there, and also found that the The goal of the operation was a chest of gold. Intended to buy off. Some of the Vietnam people support, America. They buried both their fallen brother and chest, a gold and intended to return later to retrieve it. For themselves, but the area was napalm that all the landmarks were removed, so that was all they were unable to to recover the gold, and now like forty years later there was a mudslide in area, the fin of the aircraft that they were supposed to recover. The gold from has been exposed by satellite, and they've gotten wind of it, and they have a plan to all reunites the four surviving bloods to reunite in Vietnam and recover Storman, norman the body, Stormin, Norman, that's the cover and also something that's very important to them and also go back and get that gold bars, and that's the first five minutes movie and the rest of the movie. You have to watch find out. I, so let's talk about. Some of the stuff I some of the archival stuff. Is Really Effective opened up with Muhammad Ali's speech about. WHY WOULD I go fight in Vietnam, it's not my war. Vietnamese ever done anything to me like when I compare like what the white man has done to me at home as a pretty powerful backdrop, but they also have lake. A lot on the Vietnam side British show like a lot of the different casual trousers like I've seen that picture of the the Arvin. Officer executing the Viet, cong right in the middle of the streets. I've seen a million times I did not know it was video and like the video of this guy getting his brains blown is fucking horrific. and. Pictures of the children you're running naked from village. It's been napalm and I Scott the video. That was horrific. Just a lot of stuff that they hit you with the kind of like set the tone you know like here is what the black. Soldiers experience wasn't Vietnam. Here's what the Vietnamese soldiers from both sides. Experience wasn't Vietnam. And they do that just really just really effortlessly as they're introducing us to defy bloods. Yeah I. Don't know the the intro to me was a little Two two quick..
"bloods" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Got This like interesting thing that I don't know was there in his early filmmaking where he does a lot of this like Quentin Tarantino style smash cut fourth wall breaks to like. Stock Film Reference Images to punctuate when the five blood you're talking about some historic, you know black military hero, Congressional, Medal of Honor Winner faulk. We don't know who that is so like. Bam hit! Hit us with a his. Service record shot, and you know like if we're mentioning these black athletes, let's show him up on the podium like they do a lot. He does a lot of. These kind of inserts like fourth wall breaking in universe inserts to kind of like drive home some of these points. And Yeah, it is like there's other thing I was worried about like like in especially at the halfway point I'm like Oh man like I just know everything that's going to happen in the final like act and a half of this like he's. Telegraphed everything you've got the you know. The the I I don't want to say anymore to spoil it although like I, said the movie kind of spoils itself and every single time, one of those things actually happened. Is like here comes about like thirty seconds into forgotten because. It's not the surprise of the thing that happens is not the point. The point is the men's reaction to what happens and their raw performance and emotion and I got even though I saw everything coming. I got really emotionally affected two or three times in this film especially in the end. And, that's why I'm saying. I wonder like if the Messi disjointed disorganized feel of the editing, because like the film's technically proficient like fucking spike Lee Witt went and shot a war movie in the jungles Vietnam. Got The sun the chopper in front of the Sun Shot. He's got like he's just really technically. That archival footage field, he does with the the old actors and the young..
"bloods" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Hey everybody, welcome back to another bald movie this week, Jim and I for the first time in a long time or able to do a first run movie because Spike Lee's new joint the five. debuted on net flicks just last Friday, it was supposed to have a limited theatrical run. But Cova game and spectacle. The? Disproportionate deaths that black folk are are suffering and Cronin, and said Nope release it on. Netflix, so we are able to finally get a first run movie. It was of course, written and directed by Spike Lee credit. The writers also include Danny. Bilton Paul Demeo and Kevin Willmott. It Stars Del Roy. Lindo which you might recognize some cider house rules get shorty core He's also worked with spike on Malcolm. X. Brooklyn and clockers. What's the one that you? Would you recognize them for him? We're just talking about the. Gone in sixty seconds season that. The as the cop and then I think yeah. Congo like he's in a bunch of. On the Australian disaster thing we saw him get burnt up stepping outside the core capsule and core right, that's wherever from yeah, most famous role, the core also the the the rounding out the five bloods as Clark, peters which you know, bald new fans will recognize as cool lester smooth from the wire and also trauma norm Lewis. Who is theater famous You know he's done a lot of like theater work. Not This is his first feature film He's also notable for being first black man to portray the Phantom Phantom of the opera on Broadway. Is as Whitlock, junior, and she. We all know Clay Davis on the wire, or do we all? We all know who we're about here. And then the final five bloods Chadwick Bozeman who of course played Jackie Robinson and forty two James Brown and get on up and of course the Black Panther. Also Jonathan Majors plays the the son of Delroy Lindo who who joins the five bloods on their pilgrimage back to Vietnam and a major antagonists. Renault. which everybody knows from Leon the Big Blue Godzilla mission impossible Davinci code lots of stuff..
"bloods" Discussed on The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith
"Shoot schedule. Terms of the schedule in spike left right after we won the Oscar I mean literally. He was playing. I think that next day awhile. And, and so so you know the pre-production? I think it took. About two to three months to make the song you know, it's it was a big. It was a big film. And you know anytime you deal with the jungle you're dealing with. You know. Mostly shot in Thailand just a little bit of Vietnam. Anytime you deal with that kind of terrain and those kind of conditions. All of that stuff. It's you know it's really challenging and I. I've not really talked him about how hard it was, but. I noticed was art. Don't make. So podcast listeners youtubers. We're GONNA get into the spoiler section. If you've not seen defy bloods, please go to net flicks. Take a look. You've been forewarned because now we're GonNa talk about the INS and the outs of it you know I guess a good place to start would be Netflix's notes. What kind of notes did Netflix's have? Once they had seen the draft. And how much rewriting did you need to do? Will you know to be honest with you, You know we had to clarify some things. you know kind of discussion? What is this really mean and those kind of questions, which is kind of typical when you kinda dealing with the specifics of of the cultural specifics of the world that we're dealing with these. Kind of things people know about every day to think about every day. Talk about everyday so so there's always a lot of little notes like that really and was very specific change you remember. You know there was no big huge change. I mean there's always the you know the typical things that you are wanting from from note, which is you know you know more that less of this kind of stuff? And so they were all pretty generic notes, and and I think you know again. That's one of the virtues of rigging with spike. Is that I think he has You know they try to give him a certain. you know I wouldn't say carte blanche, but but but I think they give him. A you know a certain agreements suspect. That You know. That the notes they you know, give you know that that we responded to all of them. In our own way specs away, and and then and then again from that you really kind of getting notes again from. Will you after you shoot the film. So. So so I think there's an element of that may be more. Nodes at that point then you really get within the script because of. His respect as a as a direct. Hey, I'm jumping in really quick. Remind you to subscribe backstory magazine because your support is crucial these days. If you'd like to subscribe, could use coupon code. Save Five over at backstory dot net that will get you five dollars off a one year subscription. You could read the last year's worth of past. 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It's kind of a new thing, so I'm still talking about it to let people know. In case they weren't aware of it, but since this is done as soon cast, we have the video for it so if you want to watch talk, you now can, but now without any further ado, let's get. Get back into our chat with co writer Kevin Willmott about his latest feature. Defy bloods, which you could watch starting today in net flicks. I mean I think it was interesting that that one place to grounded was with Hanoi Hannah. And sadly this is not the first time audiences probably have seen or heard of this, because the Germans sent out the same messages to African American soldiers in World War One, and World War Two there were similar messages during the Korean conflict I mean. This is this is not a new a new case and I'm curious. Just overall is a question it this would speak to showing A host I know that you guys filmed her scenes obviously for your movie, but but you also were inner, cutting real historical speeches and historical moments, and I'm curious. At what point does concepts came in? Was it in the stage, or was the be kind of momentum of that something that you discovered could work in editing. No that was all discrimination including all the speeches and stuff like that. Yes, very interesting interesting so very much, so I mean you know one of the things I think spike likes about about me in this kind of what I was getting at earlier. Is that whenever I go down a path like you know like Hanoi Hannah I'm going to make sure that existed. I'M GONNA, make sure that that as much as I can and I'll. I'll look it up as I'm writing I mean that's not something that I i. Will just make choices, and then you know, explain later to someone. None of that's true or something I'm going to go through that whole process while I right. And so I found most of that I was right. And and you know that was a concept that we kinda came out with with her. We I think I you know I. You know I when I mentioned spike about the conflict about. Dr King was murdered. Win was assassinated when you while the while the war was going on, and that was a huge mullet for black soldiers, and that was a huge propaganda value for the recall at the time and so so you know we found that stuff, online and and you know then we did. It's just about incorporating that into that story in a way, it really works for us, but but all all you know. Sometimes, the documentary footage is not incorporated in the script. But it's what is hinted at in various ways we'll right legally link I would I'm guessing in the script. You didn't start off with the Mohammed. Ali quote that the movie starts off with. That was probably something that was found in editing rights. Where you just you.