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"earl morris" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"From the new york times we intentionally did not text about the oscars last night. 'cause i knew he was coming on. It was quite a telecast. They eliminated a clips in jokes. Which i thought were to essential. Parts of oscars telecast turns out. They were essential. Guess what i missed. Clips and jokes start there I thought it was too weird. I did not like the to- cast i. I went into it thinking it was going to be great. I really thought. I really really thought it was gonna be. You know the idea of them doing it in union station. I had a lot of questions about what was going to happen to union station culture for the time that the oscars was going to descend on that train station Like were those people gonna go. Where do they where do they displace all of this life. That just exists around that station. But then i thought you know well. It seems like if they're going to change the format this sort of technical filming format to that it looks less. Tv more like a movie. I'm like well. Maybe there's some other plans that sieben of steven soderbergh who is one of the producers of the show. This year had in mind for how to conduct things. But then you know it opened. I don't know how you felt about this. But when winter regina king when it opens in regina king gravity the opening it was cool and she makes her way across the station into the main hall. I'm like we'll let the whole night's going to be like this i'm in. I don't care where we go but it became pretty clear. Once regina king then did her actual duties right she had then fed each and every one of the screenwriting nominees which has ten different parties. It was like okay. Well this is going to be this is going to be the oscars matadors. Well i mean. I i'm gonna tablets going to take that and go somewhere really gross with it but but yes. We'll just stop it master. I should have been introduced wesley. Morris your work for the boston globe in the mainland and the new york times has inspired all of us. the way you've written about movies sweaters thirty seconds of blow jobs for every person who's dominated this is our telecast who was this yet if laura dern regina king and you know joaquin phoenix there. They're the people who are doing that. Sort of back patting. I'm not have a problem with that. Like i wanna be a few people who liked it. When the old way with julia roberts would come out or helen mirren come out and say hey five best actor. You guys are incredible and i loved watching you work. I love watching you work another watching you work. Great get it done in forty seconds ray but i if you gave you said wesley what would you rather have. Would you rather see clips of the nominated performances for thirty seconds. And you can't have people like helen mirren injury robertson winfrey come out and say in patriot to the nominees. Would you take the clips instead of that. Of course. I just want the clips. The clippers are so important both for the movies and for people who are watching this show at home and have no idea. Some of the nominees soap. That's the key point they created. This oscars telecast for basically the one percent of people who understand every piece. Of the telecast. And i'm sure those people thought it was cool. This is this is supposed to be the biggest night. The one of the biggest ratings data the year this is supposed to them people from all over the country over the world and guess what almost all those people haven't seen any of these movies so you can. You can bring the camera and be like. Hey here's this person. They wrote this and somebody's home going. I don't know what magic is. What does it look like show us. Yes yes especially this year. They were these movies. This is the most obscure set of movies we've ever had that were rolled out in the most obscure way possible just on streamers and i just can't believe they played it this way. I missed the clip. Sorry i thought. One of the most touching parts or one of the most riveting parts. The whole thing was the in memoriam just because we got to see faces. Yeah yeah no. I mean that was a that was a huge deal. I think that you know. It's funny. Because i was thinking i was watching. Like what is the thing that i i would really beside that. They didn't do. And you know. I am a big sucker every year that i've watched the show when when they get earl morris to do those special tributes to people in their movie love. You know i can remember the one. I think it was two thousand for the two thousand three oscars in two thousand and two oscars He had all these blake bus drivers in. It guys and you know people who work in cafeterias come in talk about what they liked about the movies. There was no attempt to sort of hold movies up. Is this great art form that we all that matters to everybody if there were ever a year to have some sort of course selling energy in that in that room if there were any year to have a host. This is the year rate like a person who can take any stranger. Bring them into the room. You know in explain to them. What the stakes are. You know who who. Which movie has ten nominations going in. Got there eight o'clock. You didn't know what movie anything how. 'bout this francis mcdormand has a chance to win her third best actress askar. Here's the fucking list of all the people have done that. It's spoiler alert not a big list like there is no history. Anything at all and i am with you. It's just it's crazy is really interesting. Mix that happened with the broadcast. It's your of hubris and desperation rate the hubris on the one hand is to say that the movies mattering is somewhat unconditional rate. Like movies. Always matter whether they're on a streaming platform or in a movie theater and the oscars will always will always be here to celebrate the best of those movies.
"earl morris" Discussed on KTRH
"Taking him from there to the dignity care center. The procession will take that to 6 10 north loop to L. A toe West 34th Officer Lee out, died of covert on Friday. Briana Tierra Johnson That is the name of the 28 year old woman who's deceased body was found in the trunk of a car after a police chase in Chambers County yesterday. The driver of that vehicle Victor Campbell, is in police custody. Someone stole the tractor on Thanksgiving Day from Hope farms. They teach people how to grow healthy food and provide healthy produce for school programs. They're $40,000 cub who booted no see, Randy would know how to pronounce this Kobo to be X 18 80 tractor. It was a donation last bringing on Thanksgiving Somebody stole the tractor recipe for success is taking donations on their website. If you're looking for somebody to help on giving Tuesday another loss in the courts of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the president last night. Congress is going to be returning this week whether to do list that includes preventing a government shutdown. Congressional and White House negotiators have until December 11th to approve a government spending plan. During the Thanksgiving recess. Appropriator struck a tentative deal on top line funding numbers, but differences remain over specific programs and whether or not an emerging deal could also lead to a breakthrough. On long stalled coronavirus related economic stimulus. Top Republicans and Democrats say they prefer an omnibus of package funding all government departments to the fiscal year instead of a short term continuing resolution. Jared Halpern. Fox News Ktrh News Time is 803 Know Texans game today they played on Thursday. They're gonna host the Colts next Sunday. Other teams that we're going to play If the winless New York Jets can defeat the Miami Dolphins today, and the Atlanta Falcons can beat the Las Vegas Raiders. It puts the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in position to clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday when they take on the Baltimore Ravens. Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady will go head to head today is the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Speaking of quarterbacks brain and Alan will be a Q B for the Cincinnati Bangles as they host the New York Giants, while Mike Glennon will get the start for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they face the Cleveland Browns. This as Mitchell True Biscuit will be under center for the Chicago Bears as part of a Sunday night showdown within the NFC North facing the Green Bay Packers. Matt Napolitano Fox News. Oh, hey, well, man trip in there is a new documentary about LSD advocate Timothy Leary's love life was Joanna Hart Cord Smith, a government pawned to bring in the high priest of LSD. Timothy Leary. That's the premise. My psychedelic Love story. The documentary from Earl Morris details the rollicking past of the rich, Beautiful heart. Curt Smith, who meets lyric during his exile in the early 70 When I was 18 years old, this friend of mine Nam Steal the introduced Me to Timothy Leary affords a bond that found them careening from Afghanistan back to the U. S and into US. City. That's when Leary decided to go from LSD guru to FBI informant and the pair lived under the witness protection program until their break up the doctor's own show time. Michelle Pelino fax knew that is gonna be at eight o'clock. Earl Morris and American film director His 1988 the Thin Blue line cited as the best most influential documentary ever made. News on the bandit ktrh dot com. Gonna have another updated 8 30. I'm Nikki Courtney on Houston's news, weather and Traffic station news radio. 7 40 ktrh. Okay, I stumbled in the very last second about the hope Farm story. Yes. Okay. How can we help Garlic Because we have connections with the best combo to dealers in town. Okay, so breathing. Let me just go with that story again. They had. They were given a $40,000 combo to be X. 18 80 tractors a donation in the spring, and that has allowed them to triple the yield of what they are able to grow and what they do. They teach people how to grow healthy food, how to grow healthy produce, and they give a lot of what they grow to different school programs on Thanksgiving day. Somebody went in and stole their tractor. There's a special place in hell for someone like that. I think that there is and so they're asking if if it is possible if you could help them out with a donation. Well, yeah, we need to just hook them up with Hunter and and already over. It lands down Moody. So if you're listening this morning and you're affiliated with hope, forms hope email me real quick, Simple. Just go to Randy Lemon calm l e m m o N or get into the ktrh Web pages right now, while I'm on the air and send me an email getting some details and let's get you guys hooked up. I could no promises. But there's gotta be a way to help these people out with our connections. Because land sound movie is the biggest combo to a dealer and all of the United States had a Christmas price and compote is the best tractor too. Have they already knew that? Yeah, So let's do that. Okay, So if you're listening out there, I'll do some reaching out this coming week as well. And let's see whether we can get these two hooked up this story set aside and we'll see what we can pick up talk about next week. So, speaking of think about this, though, for a minute if you are a yard inner out there like me, you know your geek like It could be anybody in the family. You'll also want to keep in mind Lansdowne Moody's website L m tractor dot com Because they do all steel as Thl Steel is the best..
"earl morris" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"It's always it's always a bit of a challenge. I notice that what I did. See the film. Tears, a hand held kind of technique, and almost to make it look like you're almost into room with the characters and it's. As close to being real as possibly can, and that's something I. Think you pioneered with the? With the Blair witch project so talking about that aspect of it or of kind of keeping your camera kind of free in that sense. I really liked that style of shooting. From a filmmaking standpoint, it just gives you a lot of onsite freedom. You know you can. You can go into the situation with the much smaller production footprint. Allow, the actors more freedom of blocking. And provided the story. Lends itself to that style It can be a very rewarding. Experience for all involved. You just don't have as many encumbrances with that Kinda shooting, and it allows for a lot more spontaneity and sort of Magic to happen between the lines of the script that that is always. A wonderful thing when that happens so this? Particular Story. Chronicling, Carl's journey I've felt lent itself to this sort of kind of mockumentary approach, and you know I was I'd said before. It's very conscious of the fact that a lot of people might compare the style to Blair, witch and Baggage it's brought into this, but it's not a found footage movie. It's really. The first time that I that I myself am a character in the film I'm basically I'm the filmmaker documenting Carl's stories? So you even hear my voice occasionally off camera? But. It's sort of took this hybrid kind of Earl Morris approach to telling this Guy Story, which. Gave me the best of both worlds I could have Carl's perspective being recorded. You know when need be, but I could also see Carl story through the prism of my own filmmaking Lens, which has its own subjectivity involved so? Wasn't sure if that approach was gonNA work..
"earl morris" Discussed on The Fifth Column
"And Girls Comrades and company Hero's welcome to a special edition of the fifth column podcast onto that cadence. It's just like Camille. And if you're listening to this you might have gotten it through our patriotic which we've finally launched and you will have gotten this early if you haven't gotten into early. We do stagger this a little bit and eventually give it to you cheapskates. Who Don't help us defray are Qasr by subscribing driving? But if you don't we hoped we'd against you I mean we do but we don't tell you that a very special one this time when I was quite excited to do Morris. I think it's probably America's most famous documentarian because if not errol Then maybe Ken Burns so we got to come into the studio and I did a one on one with him About a week ago deliver week ago when his film American Dharma opened in New New York was opening the following day in Los Angeles. But the interesting thing about this as Morris who you if you don't know him you might have seen one of his films act of killing Unknown known which is a film about Don Rumsfeld which was famous in Toronto? where he you know looks down the barrel of the camera to his subject And My name is of course. The fog of war Most of his recent one which is a incredible film about Robert McNamara. One of the architects of the Vietnam War in the funny thing about that film is that actually brought him to the film he just made. Because Steve Bannon who is the subject of American Dharma tells Aero Moore's in the film American Dharma that he was profoundly influenced influenced in his politics by watching the film about Robert McNamara and seeing these horrible technocrats that ruined the world and in Morris is a bit taken aback by this but so we sat down and we discuss. That film has news film. We've discussed. He's he's from Dr Death kind of overlooked one from I think nineteen ninety nine and about a guy named Fred later which I think. He Pronounces Leuchter or looked Dr a Boston with heavy Boston accent. WHO makes a death row devices? Shall we say how does this execution devices. And he also became quite a notable Holocaust. Denier so Morris has an incredible when we talk about him quite a bit and and it's a great meandering conversation. And Morris has a great prickly interviewer interviewee. He's a great interviewer on the other end he's a little a little difficult culpa but I mean that in the most positive way ahead of a fantastic time but the interesting thing about this film because it was shot in two thousand eighteen and is now what November two two thousand nine hundred and in the kind of time. If you think about this a little bit were you making a political contemporaneous political film. That's a lot of time. Because because Steve Bannon influences waxed and waned he's been sort of A friend of the White House. He's been inside the White House. He's been on the outs with the White House. He is now making podcast from these so-called Breitbart embassy in Washington DC Defending the president from impeachment charges So he's all over the place. He kinda random these campaigns in Europe which I made a little film about for the Vice HBO show. He's been all over the place. So why hasn't this. Well we're going to talk about that and in this podcast but just put it this way. We talk about no platforming because is despite the fact that Steve Bannon has had a platform in the White House and running the campaign of the current president. They're a bunch of people who believe at this film shouldn't have been released and he should be no platform because to hear Steve. Bannon is to be poisonous. Influenced by Steve Benham. It's crazy right so on on the Friday that I recorded this evening ban more his his his Opening opening of the film at the Film Forum in New York City I was going to go. I couldn't make it and he was doing a one on one A. Q.. And A. With his son Hamilton Morris. who does WHO's a colleague of mine does a great show on vice land where my no new show is by the way. Yeah the weirdly called impeachment show but Anyway Watch Hamilton show Hamilton's Pharmacopoeia so Hamilton to Morris's onstage with him and a friend of mine sent me an email and it's a image that says it's a piece of paper pink jet kind of print with a blue piece of tape stuck on the wall of a bathroom and the phone form and there's a quote on this piece of paper. The ethics thing thing to me is not a terribly interesting argument. Sorry Errol Morris Indie wire ten eleven two thousand eighteen so a quote from him here and then beneath that it says there are real world consequences to getting Steve Bannon another platform. Please reconsider supporting this film Film Forum provides ventures in exchange for return tickets. So have you seen the premiere of his film asking You. A little piece of paper stuck to the wall in the bathroom to walk out. This is in the stall. So that is what Earl Morris has been facing for even talking to Steve Bannon so that no platforming idea We discuss Along with other things. So let's get to it. This is my conversation Shen last week. With the great filmmaker Errol Morris Errol Morris. Thanks for joining me. Let's talk about the new film American in Dharma Steve Bannon. This took a while to get to theaters and it premiered less September Venice. And it's coming out now. Why why the delay because no one wanted to distribute the movie? But it wasn't because it wasn't a good movie I've seen the movie. It's a terrific. Maybe it was for political reasons. I think it's my best movie movie self-serving of me to say so but yes. I think it's my best movie. Why do you say say that? I mean you've made some pretty incredible movies. I'm in fog of war of course known unknowns and go back into line obviously why is this one better than all those because it pushes a lot of techniques that interest me one step further than I seen them pushed before no one talks about. The movie is a movie. They don't now not really. It's a political statement and they debate the politics of someone someone asked me to blur. The question's been asked in the last couple of days but someone asked me will wind people get so infuriated by this movie What exactly did you do actually? It's a line that comes from my son when he was about five or six years old. He said Dad don't you no. I'm an annoying fire. And indeed he is and his father is also evidently and annoy of fire and noyer fire and annoying oil fire. And why why he did people react this way too. The film I it premiers ears at the Venice Film Festival to a Standing Ovation long standing ovation long standing ovation through the entire final credit sequence. I go back to my hotel room and I read the first reviews which are among the nastiest reviews. I have ever read. is one. I imagine you're referencing in particular that I was I'm very partisan on this in the sense that I loved the film and hated all the reviews. The first one that I read was this one. Variety righty which seemed to have had a problem with Steve. Bannon with you it was. It was an extended debate with Steve. Steve Bannon political ideas and didn't engage with the film at all. I mean that seems to. It'd be kind of a common thing. And that seems to be the point of contention here is that people don't like Bannon. I mean this is I mean you blamed it at one point. You blamed the you know. The the difficulty eighteen distribution on David Ramnik explained that well. I wouldn't blame David remnant per se in the sense the claim claim is that REMM nick was out to get me and my movie but in the weeks preceding the Venice Premiere. He says the great term. He D Platform Steve Bannon from the New Yorker Festival her and in doing that and in writing this excuse for why he did it. It was if he gave gave permission to everybody. Oh this is how you do it. You D platform the guy e can't do any damage edge really if he can't be seen or heard well. This is really nut so Two plus years out D platforming bannon really hasn't happened but even if it did do you think that's. That's what's GonNa make us safe. And it's going to protect us from Roy Appearance Of American fascism. That GonNa do the trick. Thank you and your country safe. Well that's the idea right. I mean this isn't this isn't never come up with any of your other films. I mean obviously did. Ah like with like Fred Leuchter. WHO said Holocaust and iron? He's in the film. Denying the Holocaust and I don't recall anyone saying you know early. No you shouldn't put him on the screen because there were plenty of people. There were people who did that. Yes really yes is there. Is there a difference in a degree now. That David Remnant is doing it when people in the media during different. What's different now is? There's the Internet that makes everything different my electric chair Repairman and Holocaust denier. Fred Luter I read about on the front page of guess. What The New York Times blow the full page one but page from one of the New York Times article can capital punishment be humane way? I always describe it as taking the out out of the death penalty. I thought it was really going to hurt. And it turned out to be an enormously pleasant experience. So there's this article about Fred designing lethal injection systems electric chairs Gallos. I guess you would say the whole nine yards at the very end of the article. They mentioned the Holocaust denier and the he contributed to this infamous pamphlet written by a Canadian German Neo Nazi earns Zundel. Yes did six million really die and the combination of electric chair Repairman and Holocaust. Denier convince me movie. You'RE GONNA make in those days. I think today if that article appeared there'd be a hundred and fifty thousand documentary filmmakers all over it back. Then just me me me me me alone nutso.
"earl morris" Discussed on Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
"And tony trusted me early on i think in the picture show it you know we were a very collaborative portrait work that we did together so she had given you the inspiration to do this series at you embarked on with elvis mitchell the blacklist. Can you talk about how it went from the seed of an idea that she planted to what became attorney wanted to do. Black divas and i'm not an opera lover particularly enough that i would wanna. They do a whole project on opera but it started me thinking about just sort of african american talent in general that there was more than just oprah and barack obama they were all these other people that we could maybe interview and my idea then which now everyone does but was to do this sort of direct to camera <hes> talk where the where the subject is looking right at camera and it's just a very powerful way to do it. In those days earl morris was doing it. A couple of other filmmakers used it but it was rare and it was also my portraiture come to life so if you look at my portraits they're always director cameras single light source and it kinda gray backdrop so i wanted to turn that into film and one of the tricks. It's not a trick. One of the ideas here was that tony talks to camera. Only everyone else hilton ails right here. Second-row talks off camera <hes> they talk about tony and and i thought that could work. I've never seen it in documentary but the the main subject is looking at us and we have a kind of connection that way and then the others are talking thing about her and <hes>. How did you convince johnny morrison if it took convincing to do this film devoted to her you know i think when when the first blacklist film came out we all sat around thinking everyone in this film deserves a feature film this you know there's so much there's so many interesting stories and talents but tony was always the first in my mind tony was the first is set for the blacklist so oh it also a couple of years ago i realized tony was eighty four eighty five eighty eight now that if i'm gonna do it this time and i reached out to her and we talked about it and she you know she didn't say no and that's always a good sign in with tony and that really gave me the courage to cut it fine the funding and go back to her and say i have the money to do it in this was it's gonna be on television or the american masters was the idea back then it became because of sundance film that will now be in theaters. We're very excited with magnolia <hes> but i think tony you trusted me to do it. So what was the the process of interviewing her like. Sandra guzman who is credited in the film did the interviews didn't feel that i i am enough of tony scholar to do the interviews sandra drives a car that says soula on the license plate so at in love's tony deeply and really <hes> <hes> was very very eager to do this film and supportive and <hes> you know you who director you kind of create a space where everyone feels comfortable <hes> we. We did that the interviews the tony at her home so we set up apple studio. They're essentially a backdrop and did them there where she was more comfortable..
"earl morris" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"His latest HBO documentary is all about Elizabeth homes and theranos it's called the inventor out for blood in Silicon Valley. And with me here in studio in New York is John Kerry Roo, he's Pulitzer prize winning investigative report, the Wall Street Journal and bestselling author of the book bad blood secrets and lies in Silicon Valley startup. I there was some pretty tremendous stuff captured in Guineas a documentary. Alex Gibney homes hired. The celebrated documentarian L Morris to direct a series of promotional videos for theranos in this particular clip of righty of patients are responding to the ease in supply of the company's blood testing device when draw on. That's it's a feeling Philip good. The same little thing. Can do exactly what the other vials, Dan. That's like life changing. That's from the documentary. The inventor by Alex Gibney, it's a couple of promotional videos directed by Earl Morris. I gotta say Alexey really used that stuff to good effect to get the feel of kind of the embrace the promise the the excitement the the hype that surrounded this company, you also had in your documentary interviews with journalists prominent journalists a kennel Etta, the New Yorkers sort of a leading media journalists for decades, a a gentleman who's experienced reporter for fortune magazine who wrote the cover story that essentially heralded her and cemented Elizabeth homes reputation. How had the press talked about the promise of theranos and talk a little bit about how much insight they actually had into how the company operated will. I think you know, Elizabeth homes represented a story. The lot of writers even grizzled experienced journalists like kennel and there's another important. Journalists named Roger par law. Who who I put Elizabeth on the cover fortune magazine, you know, there was a story..
"earl morris" Discussed on Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film
"He's got the bitcoin tie. And he believes that Elizabeth has been wronged. Here's Tim Draper in the film. I mean, we invest in a girl and a dog two guys a cat. We just say is this person going to dedicate their life and make something extrordinary happen. And yes in that case, she was that person. So many very smart people were taken by Elizabeth homes. One of them is Earl Morris who was enlisted to do a series of commercials about their nose. Can you talk about you know, your any interactions? You had with Morris around the subject, I knew that. Arrowhead been apart of the theranos publicity machine and shot material not only material for commercials, but also material for backstage stuff. And so I thought that's intriguing and I did reach out to him early and often see if he would talk about it, wouldn't that have been interesting to talk about two different experiences coming out at before and after but aero wasn't much interested in engaging at one point I did manage to spot him at a public event. And I said aero, you know. Let's talk about their nose. He said, I'm not gonna talk to you. And you can't make me I said, well, how about we just talk off the record. And he said well. For god. There is no off the record, and he can be a very unforgiving person. So I was never able to make it happen much as I tried Aaron let me ask you this question because Elizabeth Holmes does stand out as a unique female entrepreneur. And I wonder if it makes you uneasy in any way, the kind of discrediting of her since she's so unique in that respect. It's a good question. And I think that, you know, a lot of women probably have different feelings about this for me personally. She's an interesting character. And I think gender is something that you can't ignore because it's such a huge part of. I think her meteoric rise in the beginning that she was a woman coming in coming along at the right time and the right place and Silicon Valley that I think was very hungry for female inventor if Email entrepreneur so gender definitely played a role. I think in her success in I think when she was on the downfall. She tried to say that it was because she was a woman that people were paying attention to her in the story and men are allowed to fail all the time in Silicon Valley startups, and why are they allowed to fail and she wasn't. And she thought it was because she was a woman, I think. I've thought about this a lot talk to a lot of women about this. And I think that at the end of the day was homes does not represent women. And if she is the model for women in Silicon Valley than I, you know, we're all screwed. You know, at the end of the day, she committed a specific fraud and crime that is so abhorrent because it was affecting real people and their healthcare and their lives, and at the end of the day that has nothing to do with being a woman who failed or a man who failed. It was. You know, it was specifically the story is what she did. So I'm I'm hoping that you know, galvanizes the women in science and medicine to come out and. Show us what you can really do. This one thing I'd like to follow up on in that regard. And that is it's interesting why there was so much attention focused on Elizabeth and one of the reasons was I mean, she was a great storyteller and people were interested in her story. Young female entrepreneur becomes a billionaire. Well, that's the part that actually in retrospect, they feel disquieted about it's like, maybe nobody would have paid attention to her. If she weren't a billionaire that was somehow a really big deal. There are three female role models in this film that have nothing to do with Elizabeth homes of Phyllis Gardner. Very very important. Doctor and entrepreneur Silicon Valley, Erica Chung, who's a great whistle blower, and even Serena Stewart, a flat bottom astute tried very hard to the right thing. But we don't focus on those people. You know, those are real people trying to make a difference every day, but we focus on Elizabeth homes..
"earl morris" Discussed on KPCC
"Some valley. Welcome back to the frame, I'm John horn. Now, let's get back to the documentary. The inventor from director, Alex Gibney, it's about Elizabeth homes and her blood testing company theranos Gibney also made going clear Scientology and the prison of belief, and I couldn't help but think of going clear when I watched the inventor and got a window into the us versus them mentality that became the company culture inside theranos, the them were competitors. Who also performed lab tests or anyone who doubted theranos in some ways it felt like a cult. It's the prison of belief is idea that you get locked in a prison. The the cell doors are open, but you never leave because you're so convinced in the mission, and I think that is is relevant here. You could see the company meetings. They were have they were like revival meetings. And it was always about measuring themselves not only to some great emotional goal, but measuring themselves against quest. And Labcorp fact one piece of footage that we were able to obtain shows them shows the CEO of the company sunny by Wani leading everybody in you cheer. And it's basically you to quest and Labcorp. Well, there are not many companies that lead their employees in. Cheers of you. And so that idea of the prison of belief was very powerful. And it's what cemented everybody together in a kind of cult like atmosphere in some people talked about that. I suspect you asked to talk to Elizabeth homes. She probably said, no. And yet there's an extraordinary amount of footage of her was that owing to her own narcissism. I mean, she shot herself. It feels like all the time. Right. So we did reach out to Elizabeth one of the producers on the film Jesse deeter sat with her for about five hours early on and tried to persuade her to go on camera to no avail, and she kept promising. Maybe you know, she she she kept thinking that when the company turns around, then I will talk to you that never happened. We were in a difficult position in terms of making the film because early on we didn't have many images at all of the company. I mean, we were locked out. But over time we were not only able to persuade people to come and talk to us. We can get into why they they were afraid initially. But we found a source inside the company who was able to give us hundreds of hours of footage of theranos filming themselves and it plays in the movie as if we had total access. It's very well shot. Yes. L great audience hired Errol Morris. Well, that's an interesting question. Because Errol Morris was hired to direct commercials for us. And Earl Morris is a fantastic documentary. Filmmaker how was it for you to actually have to because you have to include our Morrison this film, and he is a Peter. I don't know if he's a friend or a colleague, but certainly he's a great documentary filmmaker what was that like having to put into your film is very strange. I mean, I'm a big admirers barrels. And I think there's a lot of what I do that was inspired by Aeros kind of filmmaking. And so, you know, he's a he's a hero. Of mine in some ways that said he really did drink the Kool aid here, and I went to arrow, and I tried to get him to participate because I thought wouldn't that be great? I would interview Errol he could talk about having interviewed Elizabeth, but he said, he declined, and he said something very odd. He said, look, let's talk off the record. And he said for God. There is no off the record. And he can be a very unforgiving person. That's errol's brand of vintage sort of sarcasm and. So that was his response. So I was never able to get him to talk. But I I asked him I thought it would have been great. We're talking with Alex Gibney about his new documentary inventor among the board members of their noses, George Shultz who a former secretary of state, and this is where the story becomes a little Shakespearean because his grandson Tyler Schultz ends up working at theranos. And he's one of the people who recognize very early on that there's no there there, and he starts talking with the Wall Street Journal reporter about what's really happening in the company. So a couple of things theranos was incredibly secretive. You report in your documentary that they monitored employee's emails. Maybe strikes phone calls. How difficult was it for people to talk about what was happening, and how did they work against in and try to intimidate employees to make sure that they didn't reveal that nothing worked. Yeah. I think they always tried to couch that as we can't. Let you reveal companies trade secrets well, as it turned out, the companies trade secret was that the machine didn't work, but but under that rationalization of of prohibiting people from revealing trade secrets to competitors. They got very tough with people and one of the ways they got tough with people was by dispatching their sabertooth lawyer, David boies, he's the head of a firm called boies Schiller. And he was he got a bunch of stock in the company was also paid a lot of money was on the board. And later was on the board. And he intimidated people massively in early on when we were trying to get people talk to talk they were terrified of being sued by David boies, because many of them had signed these insanely protective and locked down in the as and I think going forward this country, hopefully will will begin to realize just how damaging the NDA is in terms of not protecting company secrets, but preventing anybody from talking honestly about fraud, and criminality and sexual abuse and other things, but in this case there they were being used to pressure people to shut up. And Tyler ultimately ended up having to spend or his family ultimately had to spend half a million dollars just fending off the legal advances of the legal attacks. I should say not advances of David.
"earl morris" Discussed on The Frame
"Now, he seems like a smart guy who should know what the challenges are in making this device and getting it to work and yet he becomes a true believer. So the case of Channing Robertson, who's the person whom you. For is the enduring mystery of this story because he is a renowned scientists maybe not renowned anymore. Now, he's infamous in a way that I think you would prefer not to be. But, but how did she convince him that this mission was worth taking you know, she gave him stock. She was paying him. Good money. Those those things have a way of of of changing your beliefs. But I I also think that he got caught up in that sense of mission. But I don't really know. I mean to me he's the guy who should have known better. One of the one of the great lessons of the story is that you know, she idolized Steve Jobs, but another thing that she neglected to really investigate about jobs as life is jobs, flamed out spectacularly he got booted from his own company. He started next which was an unmitigated failure. And it was only then he learned that he needed to surround himself with. A very talented people who also be were willing to give him bad news that was terribly important. That was not something that was not a lesson. Elizabeth learn and Channing Robertson was a classic. Yes. Ma'am. Coming up more with Alex Gibney about his documentary. The inventor. Welcome back to the frame. I'm John horn. Now, let's get back to the documentary. The inventor from director, Alex Gibney, it's about Elizabeth homes and her blood testing company theranos Gibney also made going clear Scientology and the prison of belief, and I couldn't help but think of going clear when I watched the inventor and got a window into the us versus them mentality that became the company culture inside theranos, the them were competitors who also performed lab tests or anyone who doubted theranos in some ways it felt like a cult. It's the prison of belief is idea that you get locked in a prison. The the cell doors are open, but you never leave because you're so convinced in the mission, and I think that is is relevant here. You could see the company meetings. They were have they were like revival meetings. And it was always about measuring themselves. Not only to some great emotional goal. But measuring themselves against questioned lab corn fact one piece of footage that we were able to. Obtain shows them shows the CEO of the company sunny by Wani leading everybody in you cheer. And it's basically you to quest and Labcorp. Well, there are not many companies that lead their employees in. Cheers of you. And so that idea of the prison of belief was very powerful. And it's what cemented everybody together in a kind of cult like atmosphere in some people talked about that. I suspect you ask to talk to Elizabeth homes. She probably said, no. And yet there's an extraordinary amount of footage of her was that owing to her own narcissism. I mean, she shot herself. It feels like all the time. Right. So we did reach out to Elizabeth one of the producers on the film Jesse sat with her for about five hours early on and tried to persuade her to go on camera to no avail, and she kept promising. Maybe you know, she she she kept thinking that when the company turns around, then I will talk to you that never happened. We were in a difficult position in terms of making the film because early on we didn't have many images at all the company. I mean, we were locked out. But over time we were not only able to persuade. Need people to come and talk to us, and we can get into why they they were afraid initially. But we found a source inside the company who was able to give us hundreds of hours of footage of theranos filming themselves and it plays in the movie as if we had total access. It's very well shot. Yes. It is a great audience hired aero Morris. Well, that's an interesting question. Because Earl Morris was hired to direct commercials for theranos. And Earl Morris is a fantastic documentary..
"earl morris" Discussed on Movie Crush
"And he's taken the photo of put it up there to the land star all these galaxies. And he mentioned that he says, you know, how does how does that happen? Right. Luck luck. When something turns out, you say, gee, I'm lucky that was the character. The character says that and I was like Albert bitter Ling is his name. I never had picked that up before. Like, we're this is going the flow of right? The film at this point in time. Right that. You know, I felt like how did I miss that? All these years because we've recited these recited every line. Yeah. Yeah. You know? But and then it goes right into that. The luck with religion toward the end of that. Right. So the very first thing you hear is that character Albert piddling say you mean, this is the real world. I never thought of that. And that's like it. I think it was Morris called him his cartesian philosopher in the swamp. And he said that he starts the movie with voice over line. That's still one of my favorites in all of film. And that's Earl Morris talking about bitterly words there. Well, and we have laughed. I mean, he's tied for first among three characters this movie as my favorite. But I'd never like I said, we should laugh about it. So I never realized that this guy is he's always philosophizing, and he's usually saying something kind of profound in beautiful. Yes. But it's all you see is like this dumb redneck. Right. But that's not true. Not true. There's a lot more going on there. The world's about the world's when he's talking about that the luck luck luck. When you see it turns out, you say what was that? Gee, I'm lucky he says, what would everyone of these stars is a different world, right? Right. The feld stone or conversation. Yeah. Yeah. Man. Yeah. I mean, he used the line still, you know, when he's looking out over the river about, you know, look at all that water. That's just the top of it. Like, I've dropped that line on a drop that line on a on a cruise ship. One time at night the bunch of people on the top deck looking out the ocean. Someone's like look at all that water. It's like, yeah. That's just the top of it. And everyone was like, whoa. This guy. Albert, bitter Ling, and you know, this is a movie that has been retro actively derided in some circles is like kind of patronizing in a lot of the people in Vernon like came down here made fun of us. But I I don't see it that way. In aero Morris said this an interview he said, they're all pretty wonderful and have great affection for them. I haven't heard from the long time. So if you write something he's talking to the article guy, the author he said, if you write something please tell everyone in Vernon I said, Hello. Any also tweeted recently like a year ago about bitter Ling, he said, our bitterly one of my favorite characters in Vernon Easter tell me, you know, arrow, you don't break the rules the rules break you. But it is that sort of redneck philosophy that says kind of basic, but also deepened some ways. Well, it's it's it's very Florida too. And I can say that because my family is all from a small town in Florida. Really? Yes. From zephyr hills. Where's that zephyr hills? Just north of Tampa. Okay. So people know of for hills now because of zephyr hill spring water..
"earl morris" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"But yeah, I think there's room to be a chill conservative as my favorite spiritual. Guru Kevin Hart said we have to make room for people to learn and grow. So shit. No, but. Yeah, arab-ad, and you know, now now, you know, that we record Monday's episode. Also, Jack has a wild elbow size Mark on his chest. Brew. Yeah. The rock found him and deliver him. That's right in the middle boulevard. Didn't say it was just the millennials are the snowflake generation, right? Well, yeah. And this other thing of like that all these people fought for our freedom. And it just it read like just a tot- like like, Fox News thinking another reason to be offended about anything now setting us back. Yeah. And it's like setting us back, and I was putting it in the context of him calling VIN. Diesel candy ass on the set of fast and the furious. But again, I don't know the whole story there, it just it read, I sometimes occasionally get very intense gym teacher vibes from the rock. But this I have no right to bring those vibes up in the context of this story because fuck the British tabloid media. If you haven't seen the documentary tabloid. That should as wild by Earl Morris. It's about the British tablet median how they will just make up a story, basically. Should we check that out? Yeah. Should we talk about the box office? Let's talk about the box office get well. My main man Kevin Hart was number one against industry speculation. They didn't think the movie would break ten million his new movie the upside with Bryan, Cranston. Seeing the poster is about him pushing him in a wheelchair and smiling. Yes, basically. Manson is in the wheelchair. He's playing a paraplegic and Kevin Hart is his like nurse caretaker. And it's based on this French movie called the in touch Ables from number of years back like five or maybe a decade. I don't know how time works anymore 'cause I'm old. But it was this good French movie. I saw it wasn't great. And then I realized that I had confused French with like critically acclaimed because the first movie wasn't like critically. Well, reviewed it was just like a feel good movie that did really well at the French box office. But I'm not surprised that this movie did really well. And it got an ace cinema score. It's just like a audience pleasing movie that critics don't vibe with will. Yeah. I mean, I think with all the news and shit and the state of the world like people need these kind of soothing films like, yeah. And they like each other, right? The paraplegic dude is a billionaire. So there's like wish fulfillment stuff. And he they go on all sorts of fun adventures together. There is a scene in which Kevin Hart's characteristic is comedic sensibility of homophobia comes through where he's unwilling to even look at a catheter. And or he can't even say the word penis because he's supposed to which just the worst nurse ever. But. Medical professionals. He's not helping my client with any and another way that this movie ties into the news of the past. Couple of years is that this was a Weinstein company joint that was bought up at auction after the Weinstein company, basically dissolved, and it was going to be more of a challenging are rated movie, and this company that bought it auction just cut it down to a PG thirteen focused on the field goody bibles, and they were apparently smart to do that from a business perspective. One thing that we missed last week that I just wanted to raise is that at number five on the box office charts and last week did surprisingly, well was escape room a horror movie about escape rooms what which is like they were in a escape room that like the consequences were real I forgot I'm assuming it's like jigsaw shit. Right. The saw movies, which I don't know are you guys escape room. Irs I did an escape room in Korea town. And it was so it was so boring. I can't imagine that this was. Yeah. I guess if the stakes are real, let's the the synopsis six adventure strangers traveled to a mysterious building to experience the escape room a game where players compete to solve a series of puzzles to win ten thousand dollars just.
"earl morris" Discussed on The Filmcast
"I've gotten everything I need to get from this show in five minutes, all ready know what it's trying to do. And I was very, very wrong. The show is is excellent. The first season won a Peabody award, so is very well regarded and just the word. Yeah, the big drawings. That's right. The premise of the show is. I do. Yes. So the I neglected to mention it, but I am stuck in that period that you just referenced of having watched the first five minutes and shutting off. And then I, I'm in a longer much longer the longer valley state of hearing everyone say, you have to watch. You have to watch it and and for you that that period was short. And for me, it's been much longer. Really, but I'm, I'm going to do it. I'm gonna watch. You totally should. So the first season is about these highschoolers who. The happen upon this crime of a student who has been accused of drawing Dicks on dozens of faculty cars, right? And has been expelled as a result of that and the they're trying to get to the bottom of who drew the Dick's. So that's kind of like a mean who drew the Dick's the inciting incident of the second season is basically a whole separate case, and they cover an event called the Brown out, which is a bunch of students at a school in the Seattle area being poisoned with laxatives and crapping all over the place. Highbrow humor's we're talking, okay, here's the thing. Here's the thing. This is what I want to say about the show, Jeff is the initial crime. That starts off both of the seasons is extremely dumb and gross and stupid. How do we follow up Dix. You didn't. You didn't finish you finish that sentence. I was gonna say the initial crime that that starts both seasons is extremely dumb and selling stupid semicolon. Everything else in the show is deadly serious. It's more like if what if that silly crime was treated like the plot of cereal right. So I'm merely making fun because I think I think the is funny to describe a Peabody award winning show. It's like, okay, we did Dick's. We wanna Peabody one. Could we possibly do next SCO. Oh. Shit, but the only use the the crap as a jumping off point, right? They only use it as a way to explore all these other things that they're interested specifically this season. They talk about things like code switching. They talk about things like cyber bullying. This is aside from searching American vandal has probably the smartest and most accurate depiction of social media usage. I've seen onscreen this year and the so many issues that are addressed in a smart way on top of that, they're completely nailing the style of podcast like cereal making a murder and the jinx this season in particular is heavily inspired by Earl Morris, and the reenactments are spot on and they have what appears to be dozens of unknown actor. There's whom these show runners every episode directed by Tonia center. They they have dozens of unknown actors who they are getting naturalistic performances out of despite how ridiculously silly this premises. Like there's there is the temptation to mug for the camera or like play it not super seriously, must have been enormous, and they were able to resist that throughout the course of the entire season. So I think American vandal season two is awesome. It's a huge shipment, and I'll just say this one last thing about it, which is like they don't want to describe it as a mockumentary because if you compare like Christopher guest to American vandal season two or season, one like Christopher guest movies have a very familiar cadence to them. Right. It's all like. Every interview with a wacky character feels like, you know up setups at a punchline, and they really wanted to avoid that. They didn't want it to be like a monkey mentally. So if you watch the show, the most compelling thing is the mystery like you actually want to know who did these crimes and because it's not real, the bar for making an interesting is even higher if it was for real crime..
"earl morris" Discussed on At The Movies with Arch and Ann
"All about Toronto where where does Toronto's stand in the ranking of important festivals? I think Toronto in my humble opinion. I think Toronto is absolutely crucial. I just think it occupied. It's come to occupy the place in the fall season that really does kind of kick off award season, which is code for movies for the rest of us. You know, the movies that a lot of live for all year long and it comes on the heels of Venice and tell you ride, and a lot of the movies that have premiered at Denison telluride then come here and all of the talent comes. And I was just looking at my Chris screening scheduled for the next few days and absolutely floored by how many really promising films there are here. I mean, it's absolutely just dust with incredible looking stuff. I'm already getting a five that a star. Born is getting the Royal treatment up there and that Bradley Cooper and the stars or coming. And is that your sense. Yes. I think that has a lot of eager anticipation. I man is another one. The Ryan Gosling, Neil Armstrong movie directed by Damian. Chazelle has a lot of wind at its back coming from Venice and tell you telluride. We have new movies from Barry Jenkins Beale street could talk. We have Steve mcqueen's new movie, widows, viola Davis. We have a hassle of political documentaries. I'm actually going to go to dinner late with Mr. Michael Moore Moore. We're gonna be seeing his new movie about Trump era politics, and there's a Steve Bannon documentary from Earl Morris. We have f Lonzo Koran. My all time save has Rolla..
"earl morris" Discussed on The No Film School Podcast
"Anyone, but a younger naive junk fuseco who when he first heard this project, all the way back in the spring was unfairly dismissive, and I'm talking about Damian Chazelle 's portrait of Neil Armstrong. I man, I think LaLa land did some unfair things to my psyche. I even liked the movie. It just got to a point where all the awards it was winning became this like really obnoxious thing and how, but how can I forget about whiplash that's Amway's when I went to go see mission, impossible, six on the I max. You thought it was done talking about mission impossible? Nope, never. They played about eight minutes of this movie before because it's. Also gonna be screening on I max and it was absolutely phenomenal. The feel of these eight minutes were super darkened gritty, the cinematography was amazing. The sound design was like unbelievable, and we're outta Venice's that the rest of the film is just as good, and it's also sparking up a little bit of political controversy, which is nice to hear from a man whose last film was all sing song and flimflam dancy time. You like that hashtag flimflam dancy time most that this one is actually set in the city of stars. There you go. Oh. Matzek with a subject who has been in the news quite a lot lately is Earl Morris's American Dharma, which is a documentary that sits down with Trump's former good buddy and Breitbart news co-founder the, I think this is almost universally agreed upon atrocious, Steve Bannon. Ben was in the news recently after being announced as the headliner for the falls New Yorker festival, which is a series of conversations with the most influential people currently having career years. And once that decision became public other celebrities participating the festival, including Jim Carey and John appetito announced that they were dropping out. And once they announced that the New Yorker festival decided to drop Steve Bannon instead. So to say he's a controversial figure. It would be an understatement. The man as we're recording this, he showed up incognito to the Venice premiere of the film. I don't know what he was wearing her if he had a mask on or something. An Earl Morris has recently had to make statements to the press justifying his decision to make a movie about. This guy saying disturbing things are happening in the US and the world, and it is important for us. Certainly the people in America in probably the people throughout the world to understand better what's going on to ignore. It would be a big mistake, a very big mistake. So if there's anyone who can make compelling doc about Trump's former chief strategist, it's probably a remorse, and even those subject matter could be a little gross to some. It's also going to be playing the New York Film festival. So -ticipant it to see where the story goes. Wow, we good for Morris for stepping in the muck with that one. Yeah, that that screening is like it's so that the first hearing sold out at tiff and I was trying to get an interview for it, but they're busy obviously. So it's definitely got people want to see it. I wanna see it Fisher. Yeah, he's definitely the the one with the Donald Rumsfeld a couple years ago. There was the fog of war like he's dealt with some controversial political figures getting the spotlight in the past. And I think this one is just so time. Only that it's really freaking people out a little bit and the fact that he's participating in QNA's, I guess, after the movies, maybe maybe not. I don't know. But if Steve Bannon is actually like in attendance, I wonder if they're like, bring him onto the stage. Was he like in a instrumental part of the film like was, is he actually like featured like his life is like Aaron Morris, followed him around? Well, I know he's definitely part of that entire Tron interview process, so I'm not sure if it's it's not really like a bio pic, I believe of his life, but there are one on one sit down interviews with him that are exclusive to the film is kind of leading it. These other aero recent Earl Moore's films are are basically just in long interview with the person with a little bit of other stuff cut in..
"earl morris" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"This is the zone again winston the same welcome back to the jamie moore's matt leach kendall morrison the house not saying much being as quiet as a church mouse which is all good for me you know just feeling good you know maybe the weather has gotten her peppy up don't know we won't find out today wherever you're gonna find out that one she's fifteen and she's in driver's it yeah take her out yeah good luck with that sata's intimidating is with you there i as i said i'm not an intimidating person sometimes i could be angry and me but not overall i like her driving styles there's all kinds of stuff i get it i you know what i didn't do drivers you know no but yet i came i came to school without a license here to michigan you know that earl morris always said if you need to get somewhere you could just walk you know how he was like if you really if you don't wanna walk there you really don't want to be there no it's not it's not like boston i just say walk just about anywhere we got we got a little bit of distance here in good old ann is not as bad as is not that big if you think about it you you twenty minutes for everything well on campus yeah right okay i'm just saying wait a minute in the suburbs around the city of it is not i mean you can get from the east side to the west side pretty quick and you can walk or guess what public transportation is is various ride a bike or you get on the bus you know as well as i do what happened we used to let the football players use word that used to have the green the green by system oh my god you remember that i remember you told me all about it though do we used to steal the yeah you're supposed to you're supposed to drive them from one place to nother and then the next person is supposed to be able to use them what would happen yes we will you go and stash them put them in the bushes and so nobody would take him so we would have access i mean we didn't share the bikes like they should have been shared university took that away from but obviously they brought him back but they still share bikes around here don't they don't they do share bike thing i don't know they used to say you know i've been in new york boston city bikes where you know you can rent them for a time period you can't just take them for free well you did okay i said i feel guilty for it wasn't wait a minute i wasn't the only one there was one hundred and twentyfive other guys doing it too i mean yeah i could have stood up and said i'm to do this anymore that's a lie oh in just just to throw it out there jamie so the people know the correct finish of that croatia england semi final is croatia to england one well we throw it out there a little premature jumped out there because everybody was everybody was texting me saying it's over blah blah blah told you i told you okay i'll give you that they won all right whatever i don't care but you know i know you don't but now this is great we still have one underdog left one hundred dog left going against those french so francis not an underdog francis a world power they won one before okay hold on when did they win that one ninety eight okay i just want to make sure because if you would have said the nineteen forty two thirty nine something like that i would wear no that's not the england hasn't played in one i don't know when they won there's but they haven't played in one sense the sixties right but this is gonna be a croatia's i file okay apple guy pulled for doug i was really belgians the all the pundits were saying they couldn't do it because all the extra all.
"earl morris" Discussed on Pop Culture Continuum
"Part documentary part reenactment no i hadn't even heard of it yeah it's on net flicks i think there are a lot of episode like i think it's a long thing but it is earl morris and i've enjoyed the three or four episodes i've watched so far so cool so the reenactment sir like big time actress to the other big time actors yeah i was thinking was like so they're six episodes of that too so i guess i'll have to watch that 'cause i love more so much let's episodes i don't know why thought it was longer okay good i was thinking it was kind of like the thin blue line reenactments were just like whoever could get but now he has real people yeah did did you watch his rumsfeld movie yeah i didn't i like i hate the guy so much i find it hard but i do love aero morris so i should probably give it a chance i'm i mean i like all his movies so much i didn't remember that like liking that one especially but yeah felt i'm sorry i was thinking of the the guy from vietnam what's the fog of war that one yet never never felt the rumsfeld one now okay yeah me either the did you see fog a war i think i did but you know what i honestly can't remember it was okay but so what was the i mean i'm just looking at his list of trying to figure out what the rumsfeld one was so weird he would decide to do that i guess it's it's not this when he did a when i didn't know he did he did one about abu garib.
"earl morris" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"We could all be inspired by the story of a retired air force veterans named earl morris who served as a physician's assistant at the va centers in ohio and indiana thirteen years ago earl began asking his patients if they planned to visit new world war two much memorial which is beautiful right here in washington dc nearly all said they planned to visit but when he saw these patients at their next appointment almost none of them had made the trip one day he had an idea earl is a private pilot he asked one of his patients who was a world war two veteran if he could fly with him to the memorial he was so honored to do it the eightyyearold veteran wept openly cried he never imagined he would see that beautiful monument to his service that is how i honor flight was born honor flight very beautiful things since then over our one hundred thousand veterans have been greeted with cheers of gratitude as they arrive in our nation's capital we want all american veterans falling from every one of them.