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Mass-Debaters
One on One: 104 Black Movies Tournament with CJ Tucker

Mass-Debaters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 58:17


We are sitting down with Cj, and he is doing his ci104 Black Movies tournament. Check out this episode to see what he think is the best black movie. If you want to do your tournament, please contact us, and we will set it up. Here are all the songs in the tournament: Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)The Last Dragon (1985)Undercover Brotha (2002)i'm gonna git you sucka (1988)Do the Right Thing (1989moonlight (2016)The Meteor Man (1993)Get Out (2017)South Central (1992)Black Panther (2018)Blankman (1994)Friday (1995)Ali (2001)Love & Basketball (2000)A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)John Q (2002)For Colored Girls (2010)What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)He Got Game (1998)Juice (1992)Notorious (2009)Harlem Nights (1989)Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)Poetic Justice (1993)I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)The Wood (1999)Think Like A Man (2012)The Preacher's Wife (1996)Friday After Next (2002)Life (1999)All About the Benjamins (2002)Boyz n the Hood (1991)How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)Menace II Society (1993)Boomerang (1992)The Best Man (1999)Hustle & Flow (2005)Straight Outta Compton (2015)Hollywood Shuffle (1987)New Jack City (1991)The Brothers (2001)Lean on Me (1989)CB4 (1994)Waiting to Exhale (1995)Drumline (2002)Soul Food (1997)Major Payne (1995)Set It Off (1996)Belly (1998)Coach Carter (2005)Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)Baby Boy (2001)Two Can Play That Game (2001)ATL (2006)Training Day (2001)American Gangster (2007)Just Wright (2010)The Five Heartbeats (1991)Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)House Party (1990)Cooley High (1975)Bad Boys (1995)The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)The Color Purple (1985)Dreamgirls (2006)Paid in Full (2002)Brown Sugar (2002)Coming to America (1988)Stomp the Yard (2007)Jason's Lyric (1994)Mo' Money (1992)The Help (2011)How to Be a Player (1997)The Bodyguard (1992)the great debaters (2007)Next Friday (2000)Class Act (1992)Purple Rain (1984)The Wiz (1978)Sister Act (1992)Glory (1989)Hidden Figures (2016)Remember the Titans (2000)12 Years a Slave (2013)Barbershop (2002)Daddy's Little Girls (2007)The Players Club (1998)Higher Learning (1995)Booty Call (1997)A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)Antwone Fisher (2002)Ray (2004)42 (2013)Blackkklansman (2018)Dead Presidents (1995)Malcolm X (1992)Bébé's Kids (1992)Bad Boys II (2003)Crooklyn (1994)Above the Rim (1997)The Princess and the Frog (2009)Love Jones (1997)Why Did I Get Married? (2007)judas and the black messiah (2021) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/support

Mapping The College Audition: An MTCA Podcast
Ep. 90 (AE): Brandon Victor Dixon (Broadway's Color Purple) on Arts, Advocacy, and Commerce

Mapping The College Audition: An MTCA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 62:34


In this Artist Exploration, Brandon and Charlie discuss:  Why he chose a liberal arts education over conservatory training  Differences between live performances and live TV musicals  Juggling Producing and Performing responsibilities   Dissonance between arts and commerce  Advocacy through art If you would like to hear more from Brandon, feel free to check out:  https://macgyver.com/about/  @macgyverglobal on Instagram  Video of Hamilton Curtain Speech to Mike Pence  Brandon Victor Dixion on CBS Morning  Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Alanna: The First Adventure Novel by Tamora Pierce   The Best Man on Peacock @brandonvdixon on Instagram  https://www.brandonvictordixon.com  If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you're interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook.  Follow Us!  Instagram: @mappingthecollegeaudition YouTube: @MTCA (Musical Theater College Auditions)  TikTok: @mtcollegeauditions  Charlie Murphy:@charmur7  Meghan Cordier:@meghanmarie2014 About MTCA:  Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit.  About Charlie Murphy:  Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre's “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC. With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process. This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Great Lives
Adjoa Andoh on Zora Neale Hurston

Great Lives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 27:27


Actor Adjoa Andoh has a list of TV, theatre and film credits as long as your arm. She's best known worldwide as Bridgerton's Lady Danbury, and is due to direct - and star in the title role - in a new production of Richard III. Her great life is the 20th century American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God". An iconic figure in the literature of the jazz age, her name was all but forgotten after her death in 1960, before being pulled back into public consciousness in the US by "The Color Purple" author Alice Walker, who famously wrote: "A people do not throw their geniuses away". With the help of fellow enthusiast Dr Janine Bradbury, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Writing and Culture at the University of York, Adjoa makes the case that we should all know more about Zora, a trailblazer who - on top of her writing career - researched zombies in the Caribbean and helped collect the stories of slavery's last survivors. Presenter: Matthew Parris Producer: Beth Sagar-Fenton

Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar
Episode #208 - Tiffany Daniels TALKS 'La La Land' & 'That Girl Lay Lay'

Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 32:07


It is a pleasure to welcome actress and dancer Tiffany Daniels to The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. Tiffany Daniels was born and raised in San Diego, California, and graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. She graduated from Cornell University and received a year-long dance scholarship to Hollywood's Edge Performing Arts Center, where she trained intensely in different areas of dance, improv, and voice. Tiffany has since been training with Anthony Meindl's Acting Workshop.Tiffany has made booked roles on American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, The Good Doctor, Grace and Frankie, and Station 19. She also briefly stepped into the role of Jordan Ashford on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital and appeared as a dancer on Sherman's Showcase for multiple episodes. Tiffany Daniels stars as Trish Alexander on That Girl Lay, which can be seen on Nickelodeon and Netflix.In addition to her television work, Tiffany, a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, has performed in several stage productions. Tiffany portrayed Squeak in Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple's first national tour and Lorraine in Jerry Mitchell's production of Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl. She also originated the role of “Liz” at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas' SURF: The Musical production. In this edition of The Jake's Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Tiffany Daniels spoke about her experience on American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson and General Hospital. She also talked about getting the opportunity to be a part of La La Land from conception to the film's iconic traffic scene.

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 269: The Godfather of Ninja and Cannon Films with Sam Firstenberg

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 77:30


You are in for a treat today. We have legendary 80's action director Sam Firstenberg.At a young age Sam began to "create" movies to entertain his friends. Horrifying his mother, he would cut up books, stringing together the pictures and rolling them up. He would then put the roll into a box with a cut out window, shine a flashlight from behind, and manually pull the roll, revealing the pictures through the window in sequence.Sometimes he would plan a special show in which his sister narrated the "film" based on a script Sam would concoct, and his father would accompany on the violin. As he grew up he found a hobby in photography and by high school had turned his bedroom into a darkroom where he would earn pocket money by developing pictures for his friends.After serving three years in the Israeli army, Sam came to the US in 1971, began to study and work in films, and culminated his studies with “One More Chance," the graduate film thesis which turned into a feature-length film."After Golan bailed us out, our film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981, then went on to become the official US entry at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, and won a Silver Plaque at the 17th Annual Chicago Film Festival. This film became my calling card, and launched my career." recalls Sam.By then Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus had acquired Cannon Films. They hired Sam to direct “Revenge of the Ninja." Sam knew nothing about martial arts, but learned quickly and the film, which starred Sho Kosugi, was shot in Salt Lake City, Utah. Distributed by MGM to a great box-office bonanza, it set the stage for Sam's next directing assignment, “Ninja III - The Domination," also starring Kosugi. The film was shot in Phoenix, Arizona and was also tremendously successful.Both Ninja films directed by Sam were sequels to the highly successful “Enter the Ninja” directed by Golan. "Then came a pleasant opportunity," Sam smiles."Golan wanted me to direct ' Breakin 2 - Electric Boogaloo," another sequel, which then made me the king of sequels, but also gave me a break from directing Ninja action films."In fact, each of the sequels directed by Firstenberg resulted in better reviews and box office draws than the originals. “Breakin 2 - Electric Boogaloo " was a musical that featured major dance production numbers, filmed in Los Angeles. Distributed by TRI-STAR it was critically acclaimed; and a box office success, one of the reviews hailed it as"The most exuberant musical of the decade."Soon after the release of " Breakin 2 - Electric Boogaloo " Sam was on his way to the Philippines to direct "American Ninja" a major action picture starring Michael Dudikoff and Steve James, who would team up with Sam for two additional motion pictures, "Avenging Force," shot in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana, and "American Ninja II"'Avenging Force' was one of the most physically grueling productions I ever worked on,"comments Sam."We spent days and nights in water, mud up to our waists, with snakes crawling between our legs."The film opened to rave reviews. The LA Times called Firstenberg"... a rockin' young action director who's pulled off a series of rave up pictures for Cannon including ' American Ninja ' and ' Electric Boogaloo,' and now in ' Avenging Force ' shows off his savvy style, which combines a keen sense of pacing with brawny punch...it marks the emergence of a truly gifted movie talent."The next picture for Sam was “Riverbend”, a controversial drama with Steve James and Margaret Avery from "The Color Purple." The picture explored race relations in 1966 Georgia, and was an opportunity for Firstenberg to work with strong dramatic material. In sharp contrast, Sam's next picture was an all-out comedy, “The Day We Met,” which proved to him that his directorial talents were easily extended."Delta Force III” came next, a military action picture with Nick Cassavettes, Eric Douglas, Mike Norris, and Matthew Penn, and was followed with a breakthrough approach to martial arts in “American Samurai” introducing hot young martial artists David Bradley and Marc Dacascos. Firstenberg then got his first taste of TV work with a nighttime crime show for CBS, directing six episodes of “Sweating Bullets"With the creation of Nu Image, principles Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort recruited Firstenberg to direct their first production, "Cyborg Cop," and then the sequel, "Cyborg Soldier," both sci-fi action flicks with David Bradley. In addition, Firstenberg completed with Bradley and Frank Zagarino the action picture "Blood Warrior." Next came “Operation Delta Force” a military style action / adventure with Ernie Hudson, Jeff Fahey, Joe Lara, Frank Zagarino, and Hall Halbrok.1997 brought Firstenberg to explore new directorial areas; “McCinsey's Island” is a comedy for children, a treasure hunt movie with Hulk Hogan, Robert Vaughn, and Grace Jones, and “Motel Blue” with Sean Young, Soleil Moon Frye, and Seymour Cassel, is a psychological thriller with two women in the lead.Sam and I had an amazing conversation about all things Cannon Films, Ninjas, Break Dancing, and 80's action films. Enjoy!

Global with Courtney Pine - Discovering Nu Jazz and Beyond
Episode 26: Nu Jazz & beyond from British Columbia-USA-Cuba-UK : a non-stop-music podcast from Courtney Pine CBE.

Global with Courtney Pine - Discovering Nu Jazz and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 50:26


Courtney's playing refreshingly cool new jazzy vibes for you to work, rest and play to! Jam-packed full of new releases and plenty of fun, including many of the artists introducing their own tracks! This wk stirring big band, psychedelic jazz hip-hop, groovin jazz trio, feel good be-bop swing, jazz-folk ballad, cuban-jazz royalty, classic bop, mellow guitar, vocal funk... Jazz with distinction this week folks with just a hint of hiphop and a dash of funk to exhilarate your spirit!Please let all your jazz friends know that they can listen for free on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and always at jazz-pod.comVisit our archive here Join the CPG community by following us on Facebook & Instagram Ask us ANYTHING(!) about jazz over on Twitter Watch our FAB & FUN artist features over on Tiktok[0'0] Neil Swainson - Silver Mine (Fire in the West Tr10 CELLAR LIVE) Renee Rosnes pno Lewis Nash dr Brad Turner tpt Kelly Jefferson tnr Swainson bs/compThe British Columbia-born bassist, composer and bandleader presents a stirring original set, his first since 1987. Fire in the West is a rare peek into the inner world of a musician who has spent much of his life as a dependently brilliant sideperson for such notable musicians as Woody Shaw, George Shearing and Roberta Gambarini.[4'12] Jared Schonig - White Out (Two Takes Vol 2: BigBand ANZIC Tr2) Matt Holman cond Jared Schonig dr/comp Jim McNeely arr 9'26"Schonig has worked extensively as a touring sideman, a session drummer, and a pit engine in Broadway productions like The Color Purple. His two new albums decisively put him forward as a bandleader, with 8 original tunes rendered in both combo and large group settings".[13'27] Butcher Brown - Unbelievable (BUTCHER BROWN PRESENTS TRIPLE TREY FEATURING TENNISHU AND R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND CONCORD Tr11) Marcus Tenney tpt sx, Morgan Burrs gtr, Corey Fonville perc, Andrew Randazzo bs, and DJ Harrison keys Notorious BIG (comp) 3'48Butcher Brown has released forward-thinking and expansive hybrids of jazz and hip-hop since 2013. Today, they have an apt descriptor for their songs: solar music. Drawing inspiration from every sound under the sun, the Richmond, VA band adds elements of funk, soul, and rock to their foundational mix. [17'12] Leon Dorsey/Mike Clark - Lock It In Your Pocket (Blues On Top JAZZ AVENUE 1 Tr3) Leon Dorsey bs Mike Clark dr Mike LeDonne pno/compVeteran drummer Mike Clark and stalwart bassist Leon Lee Dorsey continue their fruitful collaboration with the release of Blues On Top: a swinging, top tier trio. [21'18] Ted Kooshian: Hubub (Hubub SUMMIT Tr1) Ted Kooshian keys/comp Jeff Lederer tnr John Bailey tpt Dick Sarpola bs Greg Joseph drThe mix of jazz, pop and humor on Hubub! reflects Kooshian's singular, offbeat sensibility and enthusiastic love for pop culture, represented by evocative dedications to actors Steve McQueen and William Shatner.[29'57] James Taylor: Coming Back To You (Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen BLUENOTE Tr7 3'40) Bill Frisell gtr Immanuel Wilkins sx Kevin Hays pno Scott Colley bs Nate Smith dr Greg Leisz steel gtr Larry Goldings organ Cohen comp"like almost everyone in my generation, I venerate Leonard Cohen. As soon as I began seeking out my own musical preferences, Cohen's songs were among my few favorites and had a major influence on my own progression as a songwriter"[33'31] Chucho Valdez/Paquito D'Rivera Reunion Sextet - Mambo Influencida (I Missed You Too PAQUITO Tr1 4'10) Diego Urcola tpt tb Dafnis Prieto dr José A. Gola bs  Roberto Junior Vizcaino perć Chucho Valdez pno/comp Paquito D'Rivera sx cl 60 years after their initial meeting, the pair has finally reunited to create a monumental new recording. Their I Missed You Too! marks D'Rivera and Valdés's first recording since they were both members of Cuba's most influential jazz/fusion ensemble, Irakere. [37'38] Joe Harriott Quintet feat Phil Seamen dr Pat Smythe pno - Tuesday Morning Swing (Swings High CADILLAC Tr1 4'46) Coleridge Goode bs Joe Harriott sx/comp Stu Hamer tptNewly remastered from the vinyl in 1967 saw Joe returning to his hard bop roots on a set that burns with rare light.  A top band of British Jazz players including the UK's greatest drummer Phil Seamen, and the sensitive tpt playing of Stu Hamer, create a session that transcends the difficulties of its recording to create a timeless session and one of Joe's very best.[42'17] Julien Lage - Word for Word (View With A Room BLUENOTE Tr2 3'16) Julien Lage gtr/comp Jorge Roeder bs Dave King dr)A stunning collection of 10 compelling original compositions, View With A Room sees Lage fulfilling a long-standing goal to “have lush orchestration combined with an organic sense of improvisation and the agility of a small ensemble”.[45'25] Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra - Sassy (Cellar Live Tr 2 5:03) Steven Feifke pno Bjorn Watson tpt Feat. Kurt Elling, Christopher McBride ( (Bentyne, Bodine, Siegl, Elling comp)Celebrated pianist, composer, arranger/orchestrator and conductor Steven Feifke joins forces with trumpet titan Bijon Watson in the eponymous debut album of their star-studded new ensemble, the Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra. Next week on CPG Bitesize Funk from Brum, Feminista truths and Steve meets Stevie!!:  Hit subscribe here so you don't miss it!!

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
Ep250 - Brandon Victor Dixon: Driving Change Using the Arts

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 52:18


Driven to inspire other people with art, Brandon Victor Dixon has been sharing his talent with the world for decades now. And this month, the actor slash theatrical producer is part of the much-anticipated world premiere of the award-winning "MacGyver: The Musical's" album which will be released on January 27th. Apart from theatre, Brandon is also doing advocacy work. He talks about the We Are Foundation which he created, and how he uses it to bridge gaps between art and us as communities. He brings up a good point on human behavior, what makes it for some people to be kind, and how art can be a gateway to understanding and helping them. In choosing a role or a piece, he considers the tools that can make his role and the exchange between him and the audience the most effective. He adds that the pieces choose him and come into his life at a time when he needs them the most. When he was just starting, Brandon had to pause his graduation to go on a national tour, come back, finish school, and then originate a role on Broadway for which he got a Tony nomination. He recalls his audition process for the role of Simba, why he thinks he shouldn't have been cast, and how he overcame his doubts and the challenges he encountered as it was happening. As one of the stars in the world premiere album of “MacGyver: The Musical”, Brandon talks about his character, doing comedy, and how his process usually adapts to the show his doing. Brandon reflects on his role as Haywood Patterson in “The Scottsboro Boys”, why he considers it his favorite role, and how it ultimately goes back to his advocacy: to change and help people with the power of art. Brandon Victor Dixon is an actor, singer, advocate, and theatrical producer known for his Tony Award-nominated Broadway performances as Harpo in the 2005 musical "The Color Purple" and Eubie Blake in "Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed". Apart from originating both roles, he also originated the leading role of Berry Gordy Jr. in Broadway's "Motown: The Musical", which earned a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In 2016, Brandon assumed the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway company of "Hamilton". He also played the role of Hayward Patterson in "The Scottsboro Boys" both Off-Broadway and in London's West End, and was nominated for a 2014 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. As a producer, his credits include Broadway revivals of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch which won the 2014 Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical, and "Of Mice and Men". In 2018, he played Judas in NBC's live concert version of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar" where he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. His other stage credits include "Chicago", "The Lion King", "The Color Purple", "Rent", and "Shuffle Along" among others. His tv credits include "Power", "She's Gotta Have It", "Modern Love", and "The Best Man: The Final Chapters". Brandon is part of the much-anticipated album of the award-winning "MacGyver: The Musical'" which will be released on January 27th, 2023. Connect with Brandon: Instagram: @brandonvdixon Twitter: @brandonvdixon Website: www.brandonvictordixon.com Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast TikTok: @thetheatrepodcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Middle Class Film Class
Gab & Chatter: RRR / Black Bear / The Menu / 300 / Brian & Charles / Banshees of Inisherin / The Village

Middle Class Film Class

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 89:18


On this episode: A sneak peek at this year's Oscars, and What the hell is a Ke Huy Quaniasance??? PLUS Nukie saves actual lives, and Jonah Hill catches an actual beating.In news: Champion, Street wear, Goth Ninja, Cyber Ninja, delivery company, Golden Globes, flood warning, Will Smith, Oscars, Paul Walter Hauser, Blackbird, Richard Jenkins, Dahmer, Seth Rogan Pam and Tommy, Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient, F. Murray Abrahams, White Lotus, The Bear, Abbott Elementary, Evan Peters, Taron Egerton, Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven, Sebastian Stan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout, Banshees of Inisherin, Tar, The Fabelmans, James Cameron, Avatar, Martin McDonough, Daniel Sheinert, Daniel Kwan, Steven Spielberg, Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, Indiana Jones, Ke Huy Kwan, Everything Everywhere all at Once, Barry Keoghen, Brendan Gleeson, Angela Basset, Black Panther Wakanda Forever, Jamie Lee Curtis, Argentina 1985, All Quiet on the Western Front, RRR, Michelle Yeoh, Anya Taylor Joy, The Menu, Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You Leo Grande, Margot Robbie, Babylon, Cecil B. Demil, Eddie Murphy, Jane Fonda, Tom Hanks, Jeff Bridges, Oprah Winfrey, Merrill Streep, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Warren Beaty, Anthony Hopkins, Robin Williams. Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Connery, The Color Purple, Cate Blanchett, Seven Psychopaths, In Bruce, Three Billboards, Austin Butler, Hugh Jackman, The Son, Anthony Hopkins, Brendan Fraser, The Whale, Bill Nighy, Living, Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Patreon update, Encino Man, A24, PS4, Woman King, Bardo, Top Gun, Thirteen Lives, Triangle of Sadness, Nope, White Noise, Shang Chi, Gunpowder Milkshake, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, And Lee, Stephanie Hsu, Tyler and Company, Red Letter Media, Nukie, The Brave Little Toaster, Wheaties, Bruce Jenner, Caitlin Jenner, flipping tapes, Tik Tok, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Jonah Hill, John Bernthal, The Wolf of Wall Street, Ryan Gosling, Bladerunner 2049, Leonardo DiCapriohttp://www.MCFCpodcast.com-Email us at MCFCpodcast@gmail.com    -Leave us a voicemail (209) 730-6010-Join the Patreon: www.patreon.com/MiddleClassFilmClass-Get some merch:https://middle-class-film-class.creator-spring.com/ Join the Patreon:www.patreon.con/middleclassfilmclassPatrons:JavierListener Stephen: The Maple Syrup DonJoel ShinnemanLinda McCalister Heather Sachs  https://twitter.com/DorkOfAllDorksRyanJason Kleeberg https://www.forcefivepodcast.com/Listener BrendanJoseph Navarro    Pete Abeytaand Tyler Noe    Streaming Picks:The Village - Apple TV+The Menu - HBO MaxRRR - NetflixAlien vs Predator - Starz, DirecTVBanshees of Inisherin - HBO MaxBrian and Charles - PeacockBlack Bear - Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Epix300 - HBO MaxRaiders of the Lost Ark - Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Showtime

The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return
Jason Yamas. I Controlled the Crystal Meth Market in the SFO Gay Community

The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 37:28


Jason Yamas is a queer fiction and nonfiction writer making his prose debut as author of Tweakerworld: A Memoir (Unnamed Press, 2023).  Meet Jason: a college educated documentary film producer, cat parent of two, and was one of San Francisco's top drug dealers.  After Jason's world fell apart in LA, he moved to Berkeley for a fresh start with his kid brother. Just one problem: his long-closeted Adderall addiction had exploded into an out-of-control crystal meth binge. Within weeks, Jason plunged into the sprawling ParTy n' 'Play subculture of the Bay Area's gay community. It is a wildly decadent scene of drugs, group sex, and criminals, and yet it is also filled with surprising characters, people who continually subverted Jason's own presumptions of the stereotypical tweaker (slang) A person addicted to methamphetamine. Soon Jason became a dealer on the pretense of researching this tweaker world for a project that would carry him, like a life raft, back to the shores of a normal life. But his friendly entrepreneurial spirit and trusting disposition disarmed clients and rival dealers alike. The money began to roll in as demand increased to frightening levels. Suddenly, Jason was in control of the entire crystal meth market for San Francisco's gay community, even as he was nodding off behind the wheel of his car, or walking down the sidewalk. As friends and family worked frantically to steer him towards recovery, Jason resisted, chasing something else: a sleepless nirvana fueled by sex, drugs, and the Tweakerworld.  With painful honesty, Jason Yamas has crafted a landmark narrative that is not just a personal account of addiction, but a portrait of a vulnerable, largely undocumented community of people who, for many reasons, have been marginalized to the point of invisibility. Prior to his foray into literature, he produced documentary and narrative films such as Jonathan Caouette's Walk Away Renee (SundanceNow) and Stephen Winter's Jason & Shirley (Criterion). He produced charity arts and music projects in Detroit with the late great songwriter Allee Willis ("September", The Friends Theme, The Color Purple.) His self-directed and produced feature Not Me, Murphy premiered at the MIX NYC Film Festival. He's currently writing his first novel and pursuing acting training at the Sanford Meisner Center. He holds a BFA from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in Drama and has performed in and directed in the experimental downtown New York theatre scene. With the publication of Tweakerworld, he intends to shine a bright light on the worsening epidemic of crystal meth in the LGBTQ+ community. Intro and Outro music by: Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100756 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Speaking English
143: The Color Purple

Speaking English

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 40:06


Our first movie episode of the new year, and this time around we watched Color Out of Space (2019), inspired by our recent H.P. Lovecraft book club. It was. . . an interesting time. Thanks for listening !

Global with Courtney Pine - Discovering Nu Jazz and Beyond
Episode 26: CPG Bitesize Edition: Stirring Jazz Combo - Jazz Hip hop - Exhilarating Funk

Global with Courtney Pine - Discovering Nu Jazz and Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 18:03


Welcome to the latest Courtney Pine Global Podcast Bitesize Edition! A coffee break's worth of cool jazzy vibes to wet your appetite for the full show. Commercial free, and hand-picked by Courtney for a vibrant, and soulful listen!  This week: stirring jazz-combo, jazz hiphop and exhilarating funk - always eclectic and always the best!  Please let all your jazz friends know that they can listen for free on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and always at jazz-pod.comVisit our archive here Join the CPG community by following us on Facebook & Instagram Ask us ANYTHING(!) about jazz over on Twitter Watch our FAB & FUN artist features over on Tiktok[0'00] Jared Schonig - White Out (Two Takes Vol 1: Quintet ANZIC Tr2 6'02) Marquis Hill tpt Godwin Louis alto Luis Perdomo pno Matt Clohesy bs Jared Schonig dr/comp 9'26"Schonig has worked extensively as a touring sideman, a session drummer, and a pit engine in Broadway productions like The Color Purple. His two new albums decisively put him forward as a bandleader, with 8 original tunes rendered in both combo and large group settings".[9'16] Butcher Brown - Unbelievable (BUTCHER BROWN PRESENTS TRIPLE TREY FEATURING TENNISHU AND R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND CONCORD Tr11) Marcus Tenney tpt sx, Morgan Burrs gtr, Corey Fonville perc, Andrew Randazzo bs, and DJ Harrison keys Notorious BIG (comp) 3'48Butcher Brown has released forward-thinking and expansive hybrids of jazz and hip-hop since 2013. Today, they have an apt descriptor for their songs: solar music. Drawing inspiration from every sound under the sun, the Richmond, VA band adds elements of funk, soul, and rock to their foundational mix. [12'59] Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra - Sassy (Cellar Live Tr 2 5:03) Steven Feifke pno Bjorn Watson tpt Feat. Kurt Elling, Christopher McBride ( (Bentyne, Bodine, Siegl, Elling comp)Celebrated pianist, composer, arranger/orchestrator and conductor Steven Feifke joins forces with trumpet titan Bijon Watson in the eponymous debut album of their star-studded new ensemble, the Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra. Next week on CPG: Cuban maestros, UK Jazz Royalty, James Taylor sings Leonard Cohen:  Hit subscribe so you don't miss it!!

This Cultural Life
Whoopi Goldberg

This Cultural Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 44:13


Whoopi Goldberg is the one of very few people to have won all four of America's big awards - Emmy, Grammy Oscar and Tony - for her work in film, theatre and television. Brought up by a single mother in a New York housing project, Whoopi Goldberg first made her name on stage with a solo comedy show before making her film debut in an adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple. Discussing her biggest cultural turning points with John Wilson, she recalls her earliest experiences of acting at the Hudson Guild, a children's community project. Having struggled at school, she was encouraged by her mother to make the most of free cultural opportunities in the city, including museums and public lectures, which fuelled her fascination with language. She also remembers seeing the Joseph Papp Theatre troupe, which performed free Shakespeare plays in New York parks. Whoopi recalls her friend and mentor Mike Nichols, the director of The Graduate who, after seeing her solo stage show in San Francisco, directed her on Broadway. After that show became a hit, Whoopi Goldberg was invited by Steven Spielberg to perform at his private theatre leading to her casting in the role of Celie in his 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, a film debut that earned Whoopi Goldberg an Academy Award nomination. Since then, she has made around a hundred films, including Ghost, for which she won an Academy Award, and Sister Act. She has hosted the Academy Awards several times, and has forged a career as an opinionated television personality. Whoopi also talks about her latest movie Till, the story of Mamie Till-Bradley, who pursued justice after the murder of her 14-year old son Emmett in 1955. Producer: Edwina Pitman

Art of the Cut
Oscar-winner Michael Kahn, ACE and Sarah Broshar discuss editing Steven Spielberg's "The Fablemans"

Art of the Cut

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 21:18


Today on Art of the Cut, Steven Spielberg's long-time collaborators - Oscar-winner, Michael Kahn, ACE, and Sarah Broshar, discuss editing “The Fablemans.” Sarah Broshar was nominated for an ACE Eddie for Spielberg's “The Post.” Her credits also include “Ready Player One,” Pet Sematary,” and “West Side Story.” One of Michael Kahn's early jobs as an editor was cutting “Hogan's Heroes.” Then he went on to cut at least 70 feature films. Some highlights: Close Encounters of the Third Kind for which he was nominated for an Oscar, ALL of the Indiana Jones movies for which he won an Oscar for Raiders, Poltergeist, The Goonies, The Color Purple, Fatal Attraction for which he was nominated for another Oscar, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List for which he won another Oscar, Saving Private Ryan - another Oscar win, Lincoln - another Oscar nomination, Ready Player One and West Side Story. And he was honored with the career Achievement Award by American Cinema Editors and probably has enough films since then to get the award again.

Little News Ears - Cuddly News
News for Kids at LNE.news - Precious Presents - The Best of 2022 - What's to Come in 2023?

Little News Ears - Cuddly News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 2:59


It's December 30, 2022. Precious highlights some great moments from the year and things to look forward to in 2023! Avatar: The Way of the Water. Michael B. Jordan. Olivia Rodrigo. K-Pop, a new musical. Blackish. The Tina Turner Musical. Sundance Film Festival. Phantom of the Opera. The Color Purple. Beyonce. Miss Universe.

Little News Ears
News for Kids at LNE.news - Precious Presents - The Best of 2022 - What's to Come in 2023?

Little News Ears

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 2:59


It's December 30, 2022. Precious highlights some great moments from the year and things to look forward to in 2023! Avatar: The Way of the Water. Michael B. Jordan. Olivia Rodrigo. K-Pop, a new musical. Blackish. The Tina Turner Musical. Sundance Film Festival. Phantom of the Opera. The Color Purple. Beyonce. Miss Universe.

Dish Nation
S11 Ep84: 12/29/22 - Chaka Khan Turned Down The Color Purple & Selena Gomez Has a Wedding-Themed 30th BDay

Dish Nation

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 18:30


Chaka Khan turns down a chance to play Miss Celie in 'The Color Purple,' Selena Gomez has a wedding-themed 30th birthday bash, and find out how Jennifer Lawrence had Elizabeth Banks' back in 'Hunger Games!' Julissa Bermudez cohosts, so tune in to today's Dish Nation for a sip of our tea.

3rd Degree w/James Major Burns
That Color Purple Reign Just Don't Stop Part 1

3rd Degree w/James Major Burns

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 86:33


Episode 75 Guest: Joshua William Green MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE My very special guest is one of the most talented people I know and he is also one of my bestest friends. Joshua William Green made his directorial debut this past fall at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Along with it being his debut production it was also the regional premiere of The Color Purple. Hindered with many obstacles Joshua once again defied all odds and produced an experience that will impact a community for years to come. This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series and every hour, minute, and second will be worth the listen! Lives were forever changed by this production. Let's unpack this experience together with a trip down memory lane!

Jim and Mike TALK
BILL SUMMERS interview - Herbie Hancock / The Headhunters

Jim and Mike TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 27:26


Mike and I had a great time talking to Bill Summers (who was in Herbie Hancock's band The Headhunters)!  We talk about various drums, his first meeting with Herbie Hancock, and the famous sound Bill created for one of the best known Jazz songs ever ... called Watermelon Man... Bill even demonstrates for us how the sound was created. About Bill: During the 1990s, Summers played with Los Hombres Calientes along with co-leader of the group, trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and Jason Marsalis.  However, Summers has a much longer musical career, often working behind the scenes on film scores for various movies such as The Color Purple and the television miniseries Roots with Quincy Jones. He also played with Herbie Hancock during The Headhunters years, and is mentioned in passing by the liner notes of The Headhunters' 2003 release Evolution Revolution as contributing to that recording.   Check out the Headhunters newest album (sections of 4 of the new songs can be heard on our podcast) THE HEADHUNTERS - Speakers in the House released in November 2022: Speakers In The House is the legendary jazz-funk ensemble's first new album in 11 years. Co-lead by percussionist Bill Summers and drummer Mike Clark with support from NEA Jazz Master Donald Harrison on alto saxophone, The Headhunters latest studio effort arrives just in time to celebrate this American music institution's 50th anniversary in 2023, having formed around Herbie Hancock's classic recording, Head Hunters, in 1973. An eight-track set available on Ropeadope Records, highlights from Speakers In The House include the New Orleans' second-line grooves of "Rocking At The Mole House," the world music-influenced jazz-fusion of "Kongo Square" and a modern post-bop re-imagination of the classic Headhunters' composition "Actual Proof," first released on their 1974 album, Thrust. Joining Summers, Clark and Harrison for the recording are keyboardist Stephen Gordon and bassist Reggie Washington plus special guests Jerry Z on organ, One Drop aka Scott Roberts on drums, Fode Sissoko on Kora and Ashlin Parker on trumpet. ******** KNOW GOOD MUSIC can be found on Podbean (host site) Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Pandora and almost anywhere you listen to podcasts.     Visit our YouTube Channel where you can see 3 short video segments from our interviews.  Just search "know good music".   Thank you for listening! - Jim  COPYRIGHT CLAIM: The songs : "WE CALL IT THE BOX" by Bill Summers & Summer Heat / "OVER THE BAR", "STOOP", "STOP WATCH" and "ROCKIN' IN THE MOLE HOUSE" by The Headhunters used with permsission by Greg Lucas

The Theater Enthusiast Podcast
The Theater Enthusiast Podcast Season 5 Episode 5- Jennie Harney-Fleming

The Theater Enthusiast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 42:59


This episode we are joined by Broadway performer Jennie Harney Fleming!  Jennie is currently staring as Angelica Schuyler in Broadway's Hamilton.  She chats with us about being a working mom, the ebbs and flows of being a working actor and the importance work showing up and building relationships.

Up First
Revisiting 'The Color Purple' Wars

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 53:59 Very Popular


Criticism about representation and misrepresentation in film are nothing new. In this episode, Aisha Harris, co-host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, traces the debates ignited by Steven Spielberg's 1985 film, "The Color Purple." The adaptation of Alice Walker's novel is remembered as a fan-favorite that centers Black women's lives, but got markedly different reactions from male and female viewers.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
The Life & Films of Steven Spielberg + Myth and Reality in THE FABELMANS w/ Joseph McBride

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 146:32


On this jam-packed, monster-sized edition of Parallax Views, acclaimed film historian Joseph McBride returns to the program to discuss the life and times of Hollywood filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg, his films, and his latest feature, the autobiographical coming-of-age drama The Fabelmans. McBride many books on cinema include Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success, Orson Welles: Actor and Director, Searching for John Ford, Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge, and The Whole Durn Human Comedy: Life According to the Coen Brothers, and, of special note to this conversation, the unauthorized Steve Spielberg: A Biography. Among the topics covered in this lengthy conversation: - Spielberg's early career, working in television with The Twilight Zone/Night Gallery creator/host Rod Serling, his made-for-TV thriller Duel and horror Something Evil - The success of E.T.: The Extraterrestrial and the point where Spielberg became a household name - The importance of Jaws to Spielberg's career - The resonance of Close Encounters of the Third Kind with move-going audiences; applying Carl Jung's book on flying saucers to Close Encounters of the Third Kind; the positive portrayal of aliens in Spielberg's films; Spielberg and immigrant liberalism; the role of the broken family in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and how in some ways the movie may be about his divorced mother and father - Spielberg wasn't a darling of film critics when McBride wrote his biography of Spielberg; the phenomenon of Spielberg haters; the lackluster box-office of West Side Story and The Fabelmans at the box office and mixed-reviews from critics - Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock; the idea that Spielberg is a master technical filmmaker but has little to say; Hitchock's 1976 film Family Plot starring Bruce Dern and Spielberg's attempt to meet Hitchcock - The approach Joseph took to the research and writing of Steven Spielberg: A Biography; interviewing "ordinary people" rather than just celebrities; Robert Caro's Lyndon Johnson biography; Joseph interviewed over 300 people for the book; interviewing people from all over the country because Spielberg lived in so many different cities and states, especially when he was growing up - Joseph's interview with Arnold Spielberg, Steven's father, and the said moment for him during that interview; the underrated role of Arnold Spielberg in Steven's life and amateur films; Steven's relationship with his father and the way it is portrayed in The Fabelmans; the schism between Steven and his father Arnold - The traumatic impact of Steven's parents' divorce on him in his adolescent years; family rupture, broken families, and the role of irresponsible father and mother figures in Steven's films - Picking apart the mythologized portrayal of how Steven got into Hollywood and the true facts of how he got into Hollywood - The ambitious 1964 science fiction film Firelight, which Spielberg made at the age 17 - Spielberg's dyslexia, his poor performance as a student in school - The story of a young Spielberg's experience seeing The Greatest Show on Earth and his recreating of that film's train crash - The common criticism that Spielberg's movies are too sentimental or schmaltzy; the darker elements of Spielberg's movies - Spielberg's first 35 mm short film Amblin and the role it played in  kickstarting Spielberg's career - MCA/Universal Studios head honcho Sidney Sheinberg and Steven Spielberg - Spielberg as an actor's director - Spielberg's mother Leah Adler - The obstacles Joseph faced writing an unauthorized biography of Steven Spielberg - The factual accuracy of The Fabelmans, The Fabelmans as a semi-autobiographical film, and Francois Truffaut's 400 Blows (Spielberg was a Truffaut fan and even cast him in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) - The Fabelmans' tornado scene and Steven Spielberg childhood tornado experience - A teenaged Steven Spielberg's film Senior Sneak Day, Steven's penchant for casting both his friends childhood bullies in his early films, his 1962 WWII film Escape to Nowhere - A young Spielberg's experiences with antisemitism and antisemitic bullying - How a young Spielberg had trouble with his Jewish identity; wanting to assimilate with gentile in his youth; a telling moment where a young Steven was embarrassed by his ultra-Orthodox grandfather - Spielberg's use of Christian iconography in his films including in Amistad and E.T. - Alienation, Other-ness, Otherization, and persecution in Spielberg's films; Spielberg's interest in communication with "The Other" as a theme - Alice Walker, Black Americans in Steven Spielberg's films, The Color Purple, and Spielberg as a "Minority Director"; the attacks on Spielberg over The Color Purple; - The Sugarland Express, Goldie Hawn, class, and the role of outsiders in Spielberg's films - The dark side of suburbia and smalltown America in Spielberg's films - E.T. and the truth of modern life; E.T. as resonating because it was unlike some of the Disney-style family entertainment of the time - The accusation that Spielberg manipulates his audiences; film editing as inherently manipulative - Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, and Orson Welles - Schindler's List, Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation, and Spielberg's meeting with black youths who had a much lambasted inappropriate reaction to the movie; Spielberg's initial apprehension about directing Schindler's List; Stanley Kubrick's Aryan Papers, Roman Polanski's experience in the Kraków ghetto, and the difficulty of making films about the Holocaust - Liberal politics and the films of Steven Spielberg - Joseph's analysis of The Post, which attempted to chronicle the Washington Post and the Pentagon Papers story, and the problems McBride has with it - Spielberg, 9/11, the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, and the Bush years; War of the Worlds and Minority Report - David Lynch's cameo in The Fabelmans as John Ford; Joseph's interview/experience with John Ford - The changing landscape of cinema, the dominance of superhero movies, and the history of the trend towards juvenile movies being cranked out by Hollywood rather than serious "adult" movies; are Spielberg and George Lucas responsible because of movies like Jaws and Star Wars?; cultural obsessions with superheroes and juvenilia and the effect of that on politics; The cultural shift from wanting realism in film to 'magic' and escapism - The success of Jaws, national TV advertising, and myths concerning Jaws' theatrical release - Billy Wilder's attempt to sophisticate and "European-ize" American cinema; the Coen Bros. as the "Sons of Billy Wilder"; Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard and the blending of tragedy and comedy; Hollywood was upset that Sunset Boulevard criticized the film industry; was Billy Wilder a cynical nihilist?; the Coen Bros. and European funding; the Coen Bros mixing of comedy and violence - Spielberg had trouble getting funding for Lincoln; John Ford's lesson about film funding - And much, much more!

Five Minute Warning
Episode 159 - Stunt Double for the Color Purple or R.I.P. Free Pooky

Five Minute Warning

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 119:00


This is the episode that we celebrate Festivus - for the best of us. We give our 5 grievances for the year 2022. We also find time to talk about the prime movement in Colorado, the run-off in Georgia and a little bit about the basketball player who returned home. We had a little Rise and Shine, and MoeB's Weekend Vent.

Big Reputations
34. Sofia from The Color Purple

Big Reputations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 75:21


In this episode we discuss the character of Sofia from The Color Purple. We talk about her characteristics, her views on life, and her overall determination. Then we consider the different perspectives of characters such as Harpo, Celie, and the townspeople regarding Sofia and her behavior. Next we discuss the reception of this character in the context of both the novel and the film. Beyond looking at the perception of Sofia as a bully, we also cover the criticism of how Black men were portrayed. Finally we look beyond Sofia's big reputation from her relationships with other women to the life events that made her who she was.  Trigger warnings: Brief mentions of sexual abuse, physical violence     Follow the podcast: Twitter: @BigRepPod Instagram: @BigReputationsPod   Become a Patreon supporter: patreon.com/bigreputationspod   Merch: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/86669619 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hosts: Kimberly Kunkle and Rebecca L. Salois Logo Design: Samantha Marmolejo Music: Shawn P. Russell Sound Consultant and Mixing: Shawn P. Russell Recording and Editing: Rebecca L. Salois ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sources: The Color Purple, by Alice Walker The Color Purple, 1985 Directed by Steven Spielberg, currently available on HBO Max "Reflecting on ‘The Color Purple' 35 Years After It Hit Theaters," by Mekeisha Madden Toby  

The Musical Man
136. The Color Purple

The Musical Man

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 76:53


In which the Musical Man fails to apprehend the big dog who stole his huckleberry pie. Donate today via Patreon: patreon.com/musicalmanpod / Twitter: @musicalmanpod / Podbean: musicalmanpod.podbean.com / Email: musicalmanpod@gmail.com

Empowered Artist Collective Podcast
41. Acting On Camera with Heidi Marshall

Empowered Artist Collective Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 63:14


In this episode, Jennifer talks with Heidi Marshall, acting coach & teacher, filmmaker, and director, all about on-camera acting, self-tapes, and preparation. Heidi shares her journey toward becoming a sought-out acting coach in this industry, the way she works with artists, and some stories of clients. They share tools on how to feel empowered with your choices as an actor, ways to find newness, embrace all parts of yourself as a human, and how to be kinder to yourself in the process. About Heidi: Heidi Marshall is a top industry acting coach for auditions, screen tests, and performance coaching. Heidi Miami Marshall's career has spanned over 25 years as an Acting Coach, Film and Theater Director, Casting Director, and Acting Studio Owner. Her entire career informs her coaching eye and influences her aesthetic for working with actors. Originally, Heidi was the lead Casting Director at The Telsey Office for the Broadway musical RENT, as well as for 70+ projects in theater, film, TV, commercial, and voiceover. Heidi has also directed on the Broadway shows The Addams Family, Baz Luhrmann's La Bohéme, and The Color Purple. Renowned Director Luhrmann says,  “All of Heidi Marshall's work has led me to see that she's a director of first rate talent and ability.”  Now the owner of a top acting studio, she's coached countless actors into roles. She is frequently hired by directors and production studios to prep actors for auditions, screen tests and performance. Her acting clients have appeared on big and small screens and stages, from network TV to indie film to blockbuster hits, from regional theaters to Broadway. Talent spans from new actors to Emmy award-winning. Heidi is frequently hired by directors and production studios to prep actors for auditions, screen tests, and performance. Notable collaborators include John Turturro, Baz Luhrmann, and Rob Marshall (no relation). As someone constantly in audition coaching mode, Heidi has her eye on the ever-evolving biz and loves supporting the actor through phases of audition prep, self-taping, screen tests, and performance. Heidi enjoys shaping material in response to the actor's natural presence and humor. Also a director, Heidi's simultaneous filmmaker career provides a keen sensitivity to what is needed from actors. Her directorial skills quickly shape scenes and help actors make bold, clear, playful, and strong choices. Her filmmaking skills help actors move from analysis into playing the scenes in space and time with incredible attention to detail. Casting Directors, Agents, Managers, and Directors have teamed up with Heidi to get their actors across the finish line in auditions, screen tests, and production. Heidi has worked with high-level performers who have never acted before as well as seasoned, award-winning veteran actors. Her actors range from youth to people of a certain age and span diverse backgrounds and orientations. Each artist is a talent that she adores supporting in the process of creating strong and uniquely-yours self-tapes and performances. Follow some of Heidi's clients on screen and stage: Halle Bailey, Jack Harlow, Julianne Nicholson (EMMY Award winner), Fantasia, H.E.R., Thomas Doherty, Chaka Kahn, Rueby Wood (EMMY nominee), Maren Morris, Rhiannon Giddens, Danielle Pinnock, Jesse James Keitel, Analisa Velez, Raul Castillo, Saycon Sengbloh, Lily-Rose Depp, Michael Cimino, Angela Lewis, Winnie Harlow, Alexandra Turshen, and Little America (Apple TV+). She also has clients shining bright across countless Broadway stages. Heidi Marshall Studio's IG: @heidimarshallstudio Hedi Marshall's Website: www.heidimarshall.com Want to coach with Jennifer? Schedule a session here! https://appt.link/jenniferapple Monologue Sourcing Promo Link! https://empoweredartistcollective.com/podcastpromo Learn more: https://www.empoweredartistcollective.com/podcast EAC IG: @EmpoweredArtistCollective  EAC TikTok: @EmpowerArtistCollective EAC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empoweredartistcollective/ Check Out Our Merch! https://www.empoweredartistcollective.threadless.com/ Any thoughts you'd like to share? Email us at EmpoweredArtistCollective@gmail.com

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell
"But... Rihanna" with Joaquina Kalukango

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 50:05


Dylan and Connor are joined by 2022 Tony Award Winner Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square, Slave Play). This week, the twins are giving thanks for this queen's visit to DRAMA. On the heels of her upcoming starring turn as The Witch in Into the Woods on Broadway, they discuss Joaquina's relationship to the piece, her recent Tony Award win for Paradise Square, and “Let It Burn” already appearing in drag mashup roulettes at gay bars across America. More topics include Oscar Wild, the film podcast by Sophia Ciminello and Nick Ruhrkraut, the breathtaking Danielle Brooks, asking Cynthia Erivo for leading lady advice, The Color Purple, Julliard, Rihanna, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. See Joaquina in Into the Woods starting December 16!Subscribe to DRAMA+ for bonus episodes, Instagram Close Friends content, and more!Follow Joaquina on InstagramFollow DRAMA. on Twitter & Instagram & TiktokFollow Connor MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramFollow Dylan MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramEdited by Connor

Let's Jaws For a Minute
Episode 91: Empire of the Sun

Let's Jaws For a Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 104:25


This week, Sarah and MJ are joined by Andy Gaudion of Ramblin' Amblin to talk about Spielberg's second forray into historical drama, Empire of the Sun. They discuss his growth between The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun, how he took a deeply personal story and made it his own, the influence of David Lean on the sweeping nature of the story, and how child Christian Bale looks like a compressed version of adult Christian Bale.

Passions & Prologues
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder with Nikki Payne

Passions & Prologues

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 40:01


Nikki Payne, debut author of Pride and Protest, is a cultural anthropologist by day who spends her time thinking about big questions and how to answer them. On this episode, she joins Adam to discuss one of the questions she's spent her life thinking about: What does it mean to be "ugly". She opens the conversation by explaining how her fascination began with the movie, The Color Purple and has continued to this day. Nikki has even taught a college course about the idea of ugliness and how it's portrayed. Another one of Nikki's fascinations is the work of Jane Austen, which is how her debut novel came to be. It's a must-read modern reconfiguring of Pride and Protest that you're going to love. Books mentioned in this episode The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich Enjoyed this episode? Be sure to rate and review us on whatever platform you listen to your podcasts and send your feedback to passionsandprologues@gmail.com. If you email us proof of your review, Adam will send you a personalized book recommendation via email! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Journey Told
Actress Aba Arthur Speaks Black Panther Wakanda Forever Filming,Role In The Color Purple &Self Love

The Journey Told

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 20:52


Aba Arthur is an actress and writer. She has been featured in several film, television, and theatre productions including ‘Cobra Kai,' and the popular American fantasy Netflix drama, ‘Legacies.' She appeared in the NBC show, ‘Southland,' and the comedic show, ‘Boomerang.' She was cast as Nicole in the ABC television series, ‘Queens' and played Miss Gold in ‘Respect,' a biopic of Aretha Franklin, starring Jennifer Hudson. In 2018, Aba wrote, produced, and co-directed her first film titled 'The Womb.' In November 2022, Aba appears in the highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther: ‘Wakanda Forever.' Most recently, Aba has been cast in the role of Abena, in the new Oprah Winfrey adaption of ‘The Color Purple,' due to release in 2023. She will also appear in Netflix's upcoming drama, ‘Bad Monkey,' starring Vince Vaughn.Tune In to hear this transparent conversation! 2:04 Filming Wakanda Forever 3:00 Walking into Purpose 4:15 Honoring The Legacy 5:30 Filming Takeaways7:30 Working with Oprah & The Color Purple 13:00 Staying The CourseTell & Tell Secret:"I am a huge country music fan. I'm a writer and if you listen to the lyrics they go there, the storytelling is like no other”Follow @abathegoddessContact Aba Arthur Websiteabaarthur.comInstagraminstagram.com/abathegoddessTwitterinstagram.com/abathegoddessFollow Shawn Zanotti at http://www.thejourneytold.com or http://www.exactpublicity.com Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/publicistshawn Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/shawnzanottihttps://www.thejourneytold.com/Facebook: https://www,facebook.com/thejourneytoldshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejourneytoldshowShawn Zanotti

Mass-Debaters
One on One: 104 80s Movie Tournament with Harvey Laguerre

Mass-Debaters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 77:21


We are sitting down with Harvey, and he is doing his very own 104 80s Movies tournament. Check out this episode to see what he think is the best movie from the 80s movie. If you want to do your own tournament, please contact us, and we will set it up. Here are all the movies in the tournament: TOP GUN (1986)Harlem Nights (1989)DIRTY DANCING (1987)CADDYSHACK (1980)THE LOST BOYS (1987)BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)Coming to America (1988)E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)Wall Street 1987GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984)STAR WARS: EPISODE V -- THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)SPACEBALLS (1987)SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984)THE LAND BEFORE TIME (1988)THE SHINING (1980)ST. ELMO'S FIRE (1985)RAGING BULL (1980)LABYRINTH (1986)RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)COMMANDO (1985)THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)THE THING (1982)THE NAKED GUN (1988)DIE HARD (1988)THE KARATE KID (1984)THE TERMINATOR (1984)police academy (1984)BLADE RUNNER (1982)less than zero (1987)RAISING ARIZONA (1987)TOOTSIE (1982)EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985)AIRPLANE! (1980)WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (1989)PREDATOR (1987)TIME BANDITS (1981)STAND BY ME (1986)LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)SAY ANYTHING... (1989)THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)THE GOONIES (1985)PURPLE RAIN (1984)PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)WARGAMES (1983)SHORT CIRCUIT (1986)DRAGONSLAYER (1981)THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984)STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)FOOTLOOSE (1984)HEATHERS (1989)Breakin' (1984)A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)RISKY BUSINESS (1983)Rain Man (1988)A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)REAL GENIUS (1985)ROBOCOP (1987)BIG (1988)BEETLEJUICE (1988)BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)GREMLINS (1984)TRON (1982)DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)STAR WARS: EPISODE VI -- RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)MYSTIC PIZZA (1988)FULL METAL JACKET (1987)PRETTY IN PINK (1986)BATMAN (1989)the last dragon (1985)TRADING PLACES (1983)FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S Christmas VACATION (1989)ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)PLATOON (1986)THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)MAD MAX 2 (1981)REPO MAN (1984)AFTER HOURS (1985)BROADCAST NEWS (1987)WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)THEY LIVE (1988)VALLEY GIRL (1983)SID & NANCY (1986)INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)LETHAL WEAPON (1987)SCARFACE (1983)POLTERGEIST (1982)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/support

Pop Culture Happy Hour
The Color Purple

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 46:33


In the final chapter of our special documentary series Screening Ourselves, host Aisha Harris recounts the debates ignited by Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. The 1985 film is remembered as a fan-favorite centering Black women's lives, but the acclaimed adaptation of Alice Walker's novel was received quite differently among female viewers and male viewers.

Religiously Incorrect Podcast
The Color Purple

Religiously Incorrect Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 83:34


"The Color Purple" Pastor Todd & Pastor Jeff discuss this year's midterm election, the mixed results, and church's role in politics. #SundayNightService #RIP #RealRawUncutFollow us on YouTube, IG, Twitter, and FB!Hosts: Pastor Todd and Pastor JeffProduced by: Michael J.Production: Big Mike, Mr. LarryDesign by: Larry JohnsonMusic: J. Austin & Tevin MichaelFOLLOW:WEBSITE: http://www.ReligiouslyIncorrectPodcas...FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ReligiouslyI...TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/OfficialRIPCINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/Religiously...Key momentsVIEW ALL

Ebony Musings
The Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker

Ebony Musings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 16:52


On today's episode we are continuing our journey with the works of Alice Walker, and discussing Book 2 of 3: in the The Color Purple Collection, The Temple of My Familiar. Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters in The Temple of My Familiar, all of whom are dealing with the legacy of the African experience in America in some way. From recent African immigrants to a woman who grew up in South America's mixed-race rainforest communities, to Celie's own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to terms with their ancestors' brutal stories in order to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Walker weaves a new mythology from old fables and history as she follows these remarkable characters, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience. Listen to Ebony Musings now in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Stay connected with us! Follow us on Instagram : www.instagram.com/ebonymusingspodcast BookShop: bookshop.org/shop/ebonymusingspodcast Contact: ebonymusingspodcast@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ebonymusingspodcast/support

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Producer/Host: Anu Dudley About the host: Rev. Dr. Anu Dudley is an ordained Pagan minister and a retired history professor. She continues to teach classes, including the three-year ordination curriculum at the Temple of the Feminine Divine, and others such as History of the Goddess, Paganism 101, Ethical Magic, and Introduction to the Runes. Currently she is writing a book about how to cast the runes using their original Goddess meanings. She lives in the woods off-grid in a small homesteading community in Central Maine. The post Earthwise 11/12/22: The Color Purple first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

Let's Jaws For a Minute
Episode 90: The Color Purple

Let's Jaws For a Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 98:58


This week, Sarah and MJ are joined by Russ Bailey to talk about The Color Purple. The film was a blindspot for all three of them and Spielberg's first foray into making a historical drama. They discuss the phenomenal performances in the film, the wonderful cinematography, score, and art design, as well as a glaring "flaw" that didn't make the film sit quite right with them. Also, Sarah and MJ talk about bizarre movies that made them cry.

BLATING! BLACK WOMEN! LATE LIFE! DATING!
4TH VIBE! BIRTHDAY LIES, SECOND WIVES AND VOTING CRIES!

BLATING! BLACK WOMEN! LATE LIFE! DATING!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 57:19


In this episode of BLATING! BLACK WOMEN LATE LIFE DATING! CREATING! CELEBRATING! AND STATING (THE FACTS)! Lique and Kelse discuss how Lique's body and mind are not aligned as Lique does her early morning runs!  Kelse then lovingly discusses how her beautiful grandbaby fell in love with a "rat:"..aka Chucky Cheese and how it reaffirmed Kelse's commitment to having peace in her life!  Lique's Mom is in town, which makes for an interesting conversation about the family bond of her Ex and Big Country.  The two then delve deep into the "funeral date" and a few more "creepy" things about Kelse's now former friend!  The two then reflect on some Color Purple moments and family dynamics before  Kelse gives the long-awaited update on her Ex (and his second life/second wife)--when the side chick becomes the wife it is never without strife!  Then wait what!!!.... Big Country does not vote!!! See how this impacts Lique and potentially the relationship!   

All Things Narrative
Documenting Your Life Story

All Things Narrative

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 26:18


In this Narrative 101, we explore the many creative ways you can tell your life story through documents such as letters, journals, scrapbooks, videos, and more. Along the way, Derrick shares how documenting our story can help us better remember it, and why The Color Purple is a form of therapy.  If you've been enjoying this podcast, please consider rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts. All Things Narrative is a personal development company that empowers people through storytelling. Want to learn how to tell your story in ways that inspire you and others to live more meaningfully? Visit allthingsnarrative.com to book a personal development workshop for your group or get a FREE consultation for our coaching program. You can also reach Derrick personally at: derrick@allthingsnarrative.com.  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Read my Film Diary (including reviews and rankings) on Letterboxd  

Stages Podcast
Kevin Ryan ~ Called To Love

Stages Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 58:18


Kevin Ryan has been the President and CEO of the Covenant House for the past 13 years and has helped countless kids. The Covenant House Sleep Out takes place on November 13, 2022.  This year marks Stephanies 10th sleep out. In this episode, Kevin shares some of what he has learned in his three decades of working with homeless youth, descirbes thow feeling seen empowers independence, and welcomes in his next stage as a Broadway producer. The Covenant House Sleep Out Mary Oliver Poetry Foundation The Harriet Tubman Effect    

It's the Pictures
141: Steven Spielberg Blind Spots

It's the Pictures

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 74:10


John and Max are joined by Ally Johnson (@AllysonAJ) to talk about some blind spots they had in Steven Spielberg's filmography in honor of his new movie, The Fabelmans. Movies discussed include E.T., The Color Purple, and Empire of the Sun.  Website: itsthepicturespodcast.com itsthepictures.substack.com   Download the episode today and tweet at John and Max (@itsthepicpod). Like the show? Review us on iTunes! We are also available on Stitcher. Opening: "The Fire" by Dan_Mantau (c) 2022 - http://ccmixter.org/files/Dan_Mantau/64603 Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) Closing: Pixie Pixels (featuring Kara Square) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/53778  Additional comments? Email us: itsthepictures@gmail.com

Str8 No Chaser Podcast
Is The Color Purple a Black Movie? (S2 Ep 28)

Str8 No Chaser Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 20:59


Jon, KG, Neil, and Rasheem discuss 50 Black Movies. Follow us on: Facebook @SNCPodcast and Instagram @str8.no.chaser.podcast Don't forget to tag #Str8NoChaserPodcast or @ the show to give us your thoughts about the episode! Check us out at https://www.youtube.com/c/Str8NoChaserPodcast. Visit https://www.BrooklynKat.com for ALL NATURAL and VEGAN skincare products. Use Promo Code: STR8NOCHASER for an $8.00 discount! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/str8-nochaser/support

3rd Degree w/James Major Burns
WHAT IN THE NELL?!?

3rd Degree w/James Major Burns

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 30:03


Episode 71 Guest: Janelle Evans Like the color purple. Where do it come from? Now my eyes are open! LOOK WHAT GOD HAS DONE!!! Welcome Janelle Evans. My guest and cast member The Color Purple at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Nelly plays a male character “Bobby” in TCP. Nelly is a W O M A N and pronouns are comfortably HER/SHE. We talk about how gender roles and identity have effected us both on and off stage. How many things we have in common with the characters and songs in this beautiful show. Nelly is also a PK = Preachers Kid. She grew up in an area with very few black people. And her father pastored a majority white church. You might wanna press play and here the rest…..

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The Times of Israel Podcasts
'Stranger Things' music editor discusses journey from Russia to Hollywood

The Times of Israel Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 35:16


This week's Times Will Tell introduces Lena Glikson, the Russian-born, Jewish music editor who was part of the 2022 Emmy-winning editing team for Netflix's hit series, "Stranger Things." Lena speaks about her work in Season 4's scene featuring Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," editing the music to picture and helping slingshot the 80s song into a viral hit. She talks about her journey from Russia to the US a decade ago, the distance from her family and friends, and experiencing the onset of Putin's war against Ukraine from afar. She also examines the development of her own Jewish identity as a teenager, discovering and exploring her Jewish roots and facing a turning tide of anti-Semitism in her native land as she left for the US. Glikson talks about Israel, her hopes to work on Israeli films and productions, and her efforts to study Hebrew as part of her own personal journey. The following transcript has been very lightly edited. The Times of Israel: Lena, welcome. We're so happy to have you here with us. Lena Glikson: Thank you, Jessica, for having me. It's such a pleasure to be a part of your podcast. I think we're going to have to start with Stranger Things. Tell us when and how you joined the Stranger Things music crew and a little about development of music for this show. So, season four of Stranger Things is my first season on the show. I've been working as a music editor in Hollywood for the past six years at this point. Receiving this email from David Claude, the music editor for all the seasons of the show, was kind of surprising. And I couldn't even believe it because I actually was a big fan of the show and I watched all these seasons and I was one of the people googling the release date for season four. I literally saw that and thought it was a junk email. That's funny. And, yeah, it was real. And apparently the Duffer brothers were looking for the second music editor because the episodes in season four are so long, many different processes were happening in parallel. So while one episode was dubbed, meaning the sound for the episode was mixed, the Duffer brothers were already cutting and working on the following episode. So poor David, the music editor, would have to be in two places simultaneously. And the Duffer Brothers needed someone who would be actually working with them in the cutting room every single day. And that person was me. And it was just an amazing experience. I was spending a lot of time with the Duffer Brothers and we were working very closely on the music, both the score and the source pieces. And of course, “Running Up That Hill” was one of the songs that we worked closely on and it was just amazing. And they gave me so much creative freedom and just things to experiment with. And they trust me to a point where they can just bring up a few pieces from the previous seasons and tell me, can you cut this one over here or is that one over there? I kind of had to take pre-existing piece of music and then place it in a new scene and actually make it work in that context, which is always a very, very fun thing to do. And the entire crew is just so lovely and amazing. And the vibes you're getting from the show, it's so interesting because these positive, friendly vibes, they actually live in the cutting room, which is a very unique thing, I think, even from my experience. Talk to us a little bit about how the music gets chosen. What is it like to work as part of the music editing team and to make the decisions about various songs? Many of the songs are already scripted. At some point it becomes about licensing. How much money do we have to spend on the music and where can we save a bit if we can pick certain alternatives for some of the songs? But when it comes to big songs, I think most of them are kind of predetermined and it's a combination of director's work and showrunner's work. And we also have our amazing music supervisor, Nora Felder, who helps us providing alternatives for certain songs. And also she does all the licensing for the show. And in terms of picking and choosing songs, basically if we need some options, then Nora would come up with a number of different songs and I would be the person cutting them into the scene. Basically, and showing them to the Duffer Brothers because obviously all the songs are different tempo, different length. And my job, just as a music editor in general, is to make a particular piece of music work syncwise and dramatically within a certain scene and make it all very musical so that it develops beautifully and works with a picture. And then sometimes we're just narrowing down the choice to two or three different pieces and then go from there. I'd like to dig in a little bit to Running Up That Hill from Kate Bush. We're going to listen for a moment to a snapshot of the scene in season four in which Max, played by Sadie Sink, is able to overcome the powerful curse, spoiler alert for those who have not gotten to season four yet. And she's able to overcome the curse by hearing her favorite song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV0RAcuG2Ao It becomes such an indelible moment in the season. I know that that was supposed to be a very, very big moment. And when I saw the song for the very first time, it was instructed and told that, okay, so this is the scene, this is our feature song. Please be super careful about cutting it. Make sure that it all works. And the way it works, really, in the movie world, is that the songs and the music is being cut to picture, and very rarely it works vice versa. So the song always has to be adjusted in one way or the other. And to be honest, there are so many different stories about how the song was picked for the series. One of them is that it was scripted. The other one is that the director of that particular episode, Sean Levy, brought it in. But the way it was originally cut, it was cut by Dean Zimmerman, our picture editor. And it was just a very kind of rough shape of the song. And my job was basically just making it work within the scene and making it develop in a certain way. And we actually even had to adjust the picture a little bit to kind of make the song shine, which happens very, very rarely. It just tells you about how important this song was for the episode and for the season. And for me personally, the other interesting experience was cutting the same song in episode nine during this big epic montage where it's not just the main version of the song, but it's the remix by the artist Totem. And that one was fun because originally in that scene, we were supposed to have the score and then the Duffer brothers just brought it in and said, oh, we have this cool version of the Kate Bush song and it's a remix and let's try cutting it in. And basically I had all the separate instruments and elements for the remix. So just assembling such an epic version of that song for that scene was amazing. And when the Duffer brothers saw it, they really loved it and it was just such a happy moment for me when they actually fell in love with something that I did and I was the first person who kind of tried doing it. So it was very, very cool. And that sequence actually also lives on YouTube, I believe, as a separate video, because, again, it's a very rare thing, I think, when a song and the sequence, the video sequence, they live together and you can actually watch them separately from the episode, which kind of shows that people also like that one and were interested and it was cool reading the comments on YouTube. Let's turn to you now. You trained in piano and voice and did a lot of classical music training, and then made your way to sound editing. Was that always your goal? Well, as a child, my dream was actually to become a professional singer. And I think I started playing piano mostly because I wanted to be a singer and there was no official way of studying voice back in Russia. And I was always doing the two things in parallel and also because there was nowhere to study jazz vocals or pop vocals when it came to choosing like a career path when I was still living back in Russia. It's surprising and it's a bit weird, but out of all the options that I had, I picked classical music theory. And I think partially it's because my parents are programmers. And there was something about that, just like the specific way my brain works and kind of the logical component to the artistic component. And just that particular major appealed to me simply because it was a combination of both. But my goal was still to become a singer. So that's how I discovered Berklee College of Music in Boston. How many years ago did you come from Russia to the US? Ten years ago. Ten years ago? So not that long. Yeah, but that's still the third of my life. Okay, so most of your education was in Russia, and where in Russia did you live? Voronezh. It's a city really, really close to Ukraine. It's pretty much on the border with Ukraine. I was also considering a Rimon School of Music in Israel and kind of choosing between the two in a way, but also kind of thinking that maybe after a couple of years at Rimon, I would probably be able to go to Berklee. But the thing was that I didn't speak Hebrew, and I thought that that was kind of a bigger issue. I spoke English, so that was one of the main reasons why I actually went to Berklee, just to be able to absorb as much knowledge as I could. Well, what I realized at Berklee was that my dream of becoming a singer was a lovely dream, but I just had way too much classical background to kind of forget about that and only concentrate on performance. And because Berklee has to offer a number of very unique majors, and one of those was film scoring, I felt like that would be an amazing way of combining my more technical and logical side with a very, very creative, orchestral writing and just kind of using all my knowledge, basically. And that's why I came to Los Angeles, because with such a degree, this is kind of the number one place. And because music editing was one of the classes that we had to take as film scoring students, I considered it as one of the options for myself. And the first internship that I found was with the music editor, Nick South. And I already had kind of all the knowledge about creating a score for movies and how it all works and who is involved and had the basic technical skills. But I needed those specific skills for music editing. And my mentor, Nick, taught me pretty much everything he knew and he was just amazing in terms of explaining not only the technicalities, but also the political side of the job because that's another very, very important side of it. What is the political side? A music editor is a person who lives between all the parties involved in creating the music. And we act as some sort of a bridge between the director and the composer and the studio. Our job is to save the composer from being fired or save the movie from all the music being thrown away. And it has a lot to do with just understanding people, feeling the room, making sure you are protecting everyone that needs to be protected, making sure that we stay on schedule, communicating with a movie studio, communicating with the director. And sometimes the composer, let's say, sends me a piece of score. And I know that the director is in a really, really bad mood and I know that I can show that piece of score to the director at the moment. So I need to figure out a way to find the best time to do that. And it's a lot of figuring out what you can say, what you cannot say, how to save this person, how to protect that person, and problem-solving, troubleshooting and just resolving conflicts. I imagine there is a sense of satisfaction from what you do now, even though it is a long road from where you began. Is there? For sure. Of course. I kind of miss the performance element a bit because I just don't have the time to do that anymore. But I feel like there are no skills that are completely abandoned and unused because in one way or the other, even my singing skills, because I often work in musicals and, for instance, now I work on a remake of The Color Purple and there are many, many songs in that movie. So just having that background, knowing about vocal position, knowing about just how to use your voice helps me a lot as a music editor when I'm working on musicals, and of course, all my classical background helps me with the editing bit of it. And yes, it's been a very interesting journey, and I probably could never imagine working in Hollywood and doing what I do when I was little and when I was dreaming of being on stage and performing, but it's still very exciting. There's been a lot of upheaval in the last months, with the war in Ukraine. Where has that put you in terms of your own personal life and what you're thinking about both in terms of career and home? For me, what happened on February 24 when Russia attacked Ukraine was a personal tragedy in a way. I do not have family in Ukraine, but just the fact that the city where I was born is so close to the border with Ukraine and you know, especially in my town, it's actually very hard to say, oh, this person is 100% Russian and that person is 27% Ukrainian. It's all very, very mixed. And I have many friends from Ukraine, and I thought, okay, so now the Russians are going to actually see what happened and what our government is like. But that did not happen. And that made me feel devastated, to be honest. Like the whole world started crashing and burning. And when I was living in Russia. I was kind of suffering a bit with my identity because I was born with my Dad's Jewish last name, which is Glikson. But when I turned three years old, my mom changed her last name and my last name to her maiden name, which sounds way more Slavic. And that's actually still the last name that I have in my passport. Mostly because swastikas were all over the city and antisemitism was kind of flourishing. So I was growing up with this idea that I was Jewish, but I kind of had to hide that from everyone, living in a pretty conservative society where the Russian Orthodox Church is still kind of a big thing, and all the kids in my class were wearing crosses, and kids would ask me, so have you ever been baptized? And I've never been baptized. And it just felt very uncomfortable. And I had this feeling that, okay, I need to hide my identity. And when I became a teenager, that was already in the late 2000s, the climate in the society started changing a bit, and the Jewish community in my hometown started having different activities and celebrating high holidays. So it started to feel like it's not as dangerous as it used to be to be Jewish and to be kind of open about it, but it was still very difficult because we had so many decades of that part of who we are kind of being hidden. And the generation of my grandparents was the first generation who started experiencing that and started hiding their Jewish identity because they couldn't really celebrate any high holidays. That's why the generation of my parents grew up completely Soviet as opposed to having their ethnicities kind of cherished and respected. And when I started feeling more Jewish, that's when I started discovering more things about my Jewish heritage and learning more about the Holocaust, because that's an important part of my family history. My grandfather, he left Poland in 1939, and his family was exterminated in one of the first extermination camps in Poland. So for me, that was this generational trauma that was living very, very deep inside. And for many years, I was reading a lot about it, was reading a lot about the Holocaust, trying to understand that. Circling back to February 24, just from my personal experience, knowing so much about the war, knowing so much about what happened with the Jews and even living in Russia. It's not just me. I have my personal story with the Jewish heritage in the background. But going through the Second World War for all the Russian families was also devastating. And everyone has ancestors who died in the Second World War and served in the army. And it's this huge tragedy, and people all of a sudden were manipulating into saying that, okay, we have such a great past, and we won over the Nazis in 1945, and now we're going to do the same thing again. And for me, the two dots, they don't connect. The Nazis they were fighting against in 1941 to 1945 are not the same Nazis they're fighting against today. And the fact that it was so easy for the society to believe this huge, huge, huge lie just made me feel like I don't feel connected to the place where I was born anymore. Your parents are there? Yes. My dad passed away a couple of years ago, but my mom still lives there. And for me, it's very difficult because, you know, even during the pandemic, it was very, very hard for me to travel just because I'm not a US citizen. I'm here on a work visa. And Russia has a horrible relationship with the United States, so getting a visa in Russia is impossible. All the other countries in the world would only issue visas to their own citizens. And when my dad passed away, I wasn't even able to go back home for his funeral. And just I always feel stuck between all these different factors. And again, like this war in Ukraine, there are so many things that I don't support that have something to do with the politics, of course, and with the government and I can't be associating myself with that place anymore. And because I have so many ties to my Jewish heritage and I've always been thinking about becoming a part of Israel because again, it's a very important part of who I am and my identity. And only when I came to the United States, I felt like, okay, I can finally be more open about being Jewish. When I was at Berklee, most of my recitals were actually me singing Jewish music and Ashkenazi music. Wow. And I would never be able to do that in Russia. And for me, this was an incredible opportunity, just exploring who I am, exploring the music, and I feel very, very connected with that music. You've had a lot of different journeys, this professional journey and a very personal, familial and individual journey. Where does that put you personally and professionally? Right now, I'm kind of at this place with my career where everything keeps changing and I keep seeing different opportunities and everything keeps developing so, so fast. Of course, long term, I would love to work on an Israeli movie as well. I think language is a very big thing, and I am learning Hebrew right now, even though I'm not in Israel. But I do feel like it's a very important thing and it's something that, again, brings me back to my roots and connects me to my ancestors, even though my grandparents, they spoke Yiddish. But still I feel like it's just an important part of who I am. And as soon as my Hebrew basically turns into something that I can use professionally, then it would be much, much easier and more convenient for me and the filmmakers to work on, let's say, Israeli movie. And I know that there are many Israelis working in Hollywood, and I would love to get to know them and potentially collaborate on a project that would actually be amazing. Right now, the world is just changing so fast, and every day something new happens and I'm trying to kind of protect myself, protect my family where I can, and just basically watching the world change every single second. So I hope that very, very soon we'll come to a point where things will stabilize and hopefully the war in Ukraine will stop as soon as possible. And I will be able to kind of take a breather and just absorb everything that's going on and plan accordingly. Right now, everything feels like chaos. Yes. It's hard to avoid that feeling these days. Let's turn back to the beginning of the conversation a little bit and tell us a little bit about your musical dreams. Finding that balance between work that's very, very crazy and very intense and art. Before the war in Ukraine, I also used to write music for a local theater in my hometown, which was an amazing way of just self-expression and artistry. And I do miss that. I don't think it's possible to do the same thing, keep doing it. And especially, again, considering everything else that's going on in the world at the moment, it's just unsafe for both parties, me and the theater I used to work with, to collaborate. But doing something like that and finding the time for it is definitely an amazing thing. And I was also recording songs for those theater productions. And this is kind of the dream job in a way, where you don't have to do it for the money. You can just do it for the sake of artistic pleasure, basically. And, you know, in terms of the movies, of course I can work even on bigger shows. And yes, I definitely have certain topics. Like, for instance, Schindler's List is one of my favorite movies and working with, let's say, Steven Spielberg or working on a movie about Holocaust. Because as I already mentioned, it's a very, very, very important part of my identity. And it's a very unique type of music and type of score that a movie like that requires. And maybe not necessarily even editing the music for a movie like that, maybe writing music for a movie like that, that would definitely be a big dream for me. Lena Glikson, we hope that you get to fulfill these dreams. And final question, next season of Stranger Things, are you working on it yet? Have my fingers crossed! Times Will Tell podcasts are available for download on iTunes, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, PlayerFM or wherever you ghttps://vimeo.com/751681395et your podcasts. IMAGE: Lena Glikson, music editor for "Stranger Things" (Courtesy)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.