American actor and film director
It's the million dollar question: Would you sleep with Robert Redford for a million bucks? Back in 1993, the answer seemed to be yes. Adrian Lyne's "Indecent Proposal" hit the box office jackpot, taking in nearly $270 million. But now, thirty years later, should we have asked for a receipt? Are David and Diana (Woody Harrelson and Demi Moore) just plain toxic? Is betting your last buck in Vegas ever a good idea? And how much money do hippos need to be happy? The Old Roommates question the personal goals of bricks and rewatch this iconic drama through their middle-aged lenses. Listen to this. Old Roommates can be reached via email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Follow Old Roommates on Instagram and YouTube @OldRoommates for bonus content and please give us a rating or review! Thanks for listening!#RobertRedford #DemiMoore #WoodyHarrelson #AdrianLyne #AmyHoldenJones
4pm - Where is John? The Vicious Circle of Covid Boondoggles and Bad Data // Bellingham business sees growth of 35% after implementing 4-day workweek // Robert Redford wore two pairs of undies to 'protect himself' from Barbra Streisand in 'The Way We Were': book // Do you use these words when you apologize? It's time to stop, researchers say // How do you do, fellow kids! Woman, 29, is charged with posing as a high school student and attending classes for FOUR DAYS before getting bustedSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6pm - Where is John? // The Vicious Circle of Covid Boondoggles and Bad Data // Bellingham business sees growth of 35% after implementing 4-day workweek // Robert Redford wore two pairs of undies to 'protect himself' from Barbra Streisand in 'The Way We Were': book // San Francisco Judge Orders Release of Paul Pelosi Attack Video // Philly Is So Desperate for Lifeguards That It's Recruiting People Who Can't Swim // Disney's Splash Mountain closed. Now super fans are selling the waterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It costs a lot of time and money to become a classically trained pianist. But Jakub Piatek, director of the film "Pianoforte," says it's about sharing the music and your emotions of your favorite composer at the "Olympics of piano playing." His documentary follows six young competitors in the most prestigious contest in the world -- International Chopin Piano Competition. It is only held once every 5-years for people between 16 and 30 years of age; and the stress is unbelievable. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The fight to retain native language and customs among Indigenous Peoples is still on-going. In the documentary, Twice Colonized, writer Auju Peter has been fighting for 50-years to reclaim what she lost when she was colonized by Denmark from her native Greenland and by Canada when she moved there. Director Lin Alluna and Producer Emile Hertling Peronard bring Auju's story to light at the Sundance Film Festival. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Director Matthieu Rytz wants audiences to get mad. His documentary "Deep Rising" - narrated by actor, Jason Momoa - discusses companies wanting to "mine" the bottom of the ocean for minerals. Contributor Dr. Sandor Mulsow says the bottom of the seas is holding 20,000 years worth of CO2 -- a key greenhouse warming gas. For profit companies want to disturb the gas in order to mine minerals to use in batteries. Dr. Mulsow is asking all Americans to tell President Joe Biden to sign the Convention of the Law of the Seas. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When you see yourself portrayed on screen, people are more likely to believe "it's possible for me." That's according to Julie Ann Crommett, Founder and CEO of Collective Moxie. Julie Ann says as more and more studios begin telling diverse stories, they see bigger profits as more people pay money to see themselves represented. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Made in Hollywood Mark and William analyze James Cameron's top 16 must see movies. You may also hear irrelevant things in this episode about The Godfather, David Lynch, Taxi Driver, James Cameron, Avatar, Titanic, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Wicked, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dr. Strangelove, Resident Evil, Michelle Rodriguez, Alien, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, Alien vs. Predator, Aliens, Scary Movie 4, Richard Dreyfuss, Taxi, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, William Goldman, George Roy Hill, Princess Bride, Wait Until Dark, Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Jon Hamm, Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen, Woman King, Oscars, George Lucas, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Inception, Christopher Nolan, Café 50's, Tenet, The Room, Tommy Wiseau, Daniel Craig, and Knives Out.
Acts of violence against Asians during the pandemic led to the formation of The Asian American Foundation. Norman Chen, the CEO of TAAF, says one their main goals are anti-hate, education, narrative change and unlocking resources. This is the first year that Asian Pacific Islanders have their own meeting house at the Sundance Film Festival. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Will Hyler joins Brian for a discussion of Jeremiah Johnson, starring Robert Redford and directed by Sydney Pollack! They also talk about Pollack's amazing directing career and pick his three best movies. JEREMIAH JOHNSON is available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/515503176Follow us at filmatfifty.com and @filmatfifty on social media, and please leave us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/0n0kF7YphU8 In this episode of Richard Skipper Celebrates, we're celebrating the release of Tom Santopietro's latest book, The Way We Were: The Making Of A Romantic Classic. Tom Santopietro, Author, joins us to discuss the book, and we have a lively discussion about the book and the historical significance of this classic film. If you're a fan of Richard Skipper's work, then you won't want to miss this episode! The Way We Were: a nostalgia drenched, bittersweet romance starring superstars Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford at the peaks of their careers, and a story for everyone who was ever loved with passion, if not wisely. A smash hit around the world whose power echoes to this day—yet a film whose success was so far from assured that one studio executive was heard to exclaim: “Barbra Streisand doesn't sing and she plays a communist—are you trying to kill me?!” But succeed the film did, propelled by a smash-hit title song and career defining performances from Streisand and Redford. Now, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the film's release, best-selling author Tom Santopietro provides the definitive inside story behind the challenges, disputes, and creative passions of those who fought to make this landmark film. Tom Santopietro is the author of seven books: Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters, Barbara Cook: Then and Now, the bestselling The Sound of Music Story, The Godfather Effect: Changing Hollywood, America, and Me, Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor's Choice) and The Importance of Being Barbra. A frequent media commentator and interviewer, he lectures on classic films, and over the past thirty years has managed more than two dozen Broadway shows.
In 2018, it was reported that Robert Redford would be making his acting swan song with David Lowery's crime caper The Old Man and the Gun. As the film received its festival debut, those retirement statements were backtracked, but audiences were still given a thoughtful and surprising fable about a real “Redford type” of character and … Continue reading "227 – The Old Man and the Gun"
Andrea OsvartTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Andrea Osvart.Andrea is a model, turned actress & host, who also coaches other actors succeed in entertainment through conscious choices and managing their resources effectively. In this episode we chat about her growing up in Tamasi, Hungary; before moving to Budapest. We talk about how and why she became a model, plus some of her modeling adventures around the globe. Next we delve into why she became an actress and touch briefly on some of those acting projects; including working with Robert Redford on Spy Game, and moving to Los Angeles for a period. Then we discuss her time in Italy and hosting the decades old fixture of Italian television: Festival di Sanremo. This is a music festival that helps decide which national act will be sent to The Eurovision Song Contest to represent Italy. Andrea tells us how hard it was to film 2 movies and Dancing With The Stars: Hungary all at the same time during the Covid pandemic shut down! Finally we get into her coaching & therapy business and why she felt it was necessary to offer these services to the acting community. Be sure to catch Andrea on the Amazon Prime show The Therapy this year, and her piece in the book series: Transforming Your Life.If you feel you could benefit from Andrea's coaching & therapy expertise, reach out via her website:https://andreaosvart.coach/
This week we start by reviewing Alice Diop's emotionally compelling French courtroom drama SAINT OMER (3:11), which is about the trial of a Senegalese immigrant accused of killing her infant daughter. Then we cover Kyle Edward Ball's hyper-stylized indie horror flick SKINAMARINK (24:31), which has nothing to do with Sharon, Lois, or Bram. It's a movie about two kids who wake up in the middle of the night to discover that their father is gone, and all the windows in their house have disappeared. And because it's turning 50 this year, in this week's Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about George Roy Hill's THE STING starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle. SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Annapolis Subaru, the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Solar Energy Services, Alpha Engineering and Scout & Molly's Today... Annapolis Police produced a flier with a suspected vehicle in the Eastport hit-and-run crash. A man accepted a plea bargain and will serve less than two years in jail for rape. A former Annapolis High teacher was sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a former male student. There's a new ghost tour operator in town. The Annapolis Film Society is screening a great film next week, which was directed by Robert Redford's daughter Amy. And we normally would have a segment called Canines & Crosstreks from our new sponsors Annapolis Subaru and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, but people sickness prevented it this week--but it will be here next week and I am SO excited! And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their app to keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis
Creativity through the lens of a multi-award winning European Actress and Coach for Actors."For me creativity means freedom and to redefine myself over and over again."Andrea Osvart is a multi-award-winning European actress, with nearly 25 years in the industry and over 50 credits starring opposite movie stars like Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Heath Ledger, Clive Owen, and J.K. Simmons. Andrea's mission is to educate actors about long-term success and career longevity through her method.https://andreaosvart.coach/book-in-a-call/https://andreaosvart.coach/ebook/https://www.facebook.com/andreaosvartcoaching/https://www.instagram.com/andreaosvartMari's Awakening Creativity FREE GuideMari's Awakening Creativity 7 Day Challenge
Steven Pressfield returns to the podcast to discuss his newest book, Govt Cheese: A Memoir. He recounts his decades-long journey in "the wilderness", working as a truck driver, apple picker, and struggling screenwriter, before discovering his true calling. Joe and Steven discuss the stories we tell ourselves when faced with failure and how hard work can be our saving grace. About Steven (@SPressfield)Steven Pressfield is the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion's Gate, The War of Art, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, The Knowledge, The Artist's Journey, and A Man at ArmsHis debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was adapted for screen. A film of the same title was released in 2000, directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Will Smith and Charlize Theron.His struggles to earn a living as a writer (it took seventeen years to get the first paycheck) are detailed in The War of Art, Turning Pro, The Authentic Swing, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge.
Are you not Entertainered?! Dan and Jon not only wrap up their exploration of Robert Redford's career, but they also wrap up 2022 with the heralded 1973 classic, The Sting. Next episode: Fatal Attraction (1987)Contact us, follow us on social media, or buy some merch at linktr.ee/RuinedChildhoods
We may be past the 2022 election cycle, but it's never the wrong time to watch this Robert Redford gem. But before getting into the film and deciding its fate, Dan and Jon talk a bit about some of their favorite movies from 2022 as the year draws to an end.Next episode: The Sting (1973)Contact us, follow us on social media, or buy some merch at linktr.ee/RuinedChildhoods
Welcome to another episode of "OC Catholic Radio" featuring host Rick Howick. On this week's show, we welcome longtime resident of Orange County, Michael Villani. As a working actor and voice over artist, Michael has been affiliated with the field of entertainment since graduating from the University of Missouri with a Broadcast Journalism degree in 1970. After 15 years in radio at stations like KEZY in Anaheim, Mike started his career in Hollywood as a Page at NBC, where he worked on some classic programs, like The Tonight Show, Laugh In, and Hollywood Squares.His career has brought him to co-starring roles with the likes of Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman and Jim Carrey.All the while, Michael's Catholic faith has always been of the utmost of importance to him. Give a listen to this fascinating discussion! Originally broadcast on 12/17/22
Regular hosts Haitch and Jason welcome former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting under President Barack Obama, the author of After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made, and co-host of Pod Save the World with Tommy Vietor, Ben Rhodes! We discuss geopolitics and the challenges of the post-Cold War environment, and then the Robert Redford 1970s paranoia spy thriller classic, Three Days of the Condor. Chapters Introduction (00:00:00) Dune News (00:06:46) Ben Rhodes Interview (00:14:41) Three Days of the Condor Roundtable Discussion (00:29:26) Your Letters (01:53:45) Notes and Links Check out the Dune Pod Merch Store! Great swag and every order includes a free Cameo style shoutout from Haitch or Jason. Browse our collection now. Check out Jason's new daily livestream: Suschat Live!. Jason and his former podcast partner iano provide daily, loose commentary on Elon, bitcoin fuckery, and more. Watch live here. Read our episode transcripts! Check out our transcripts every week on the Dune Pod Medium page. Join the Dune Pod Discord Server! Hang out with Haitch, Jason, and other friends of the pod. Check out the invite here. Dune Pod is a TAPEDECK Podcasts Jawn! Dune Pod is a member of TAPEDECK Podcasts, alongside: 70mm (a podcast for film lovers), Bat & Spider (low rent horror and exploitation films), The Letterboxd Show (Official Podcast from Letterboxd), Cinenauts (exploring the Criterion Collection), Lost Light (Transformers comics and more), Will Run For (obsessed with running), and Film Hags (a podcast about movies hosted by four hag friends). Check these pods out!. See the movies we've watched and are going to watch on Letterboxd Dune Pod's Breaking Dune News Twitter list Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at email@example.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211. Dune Pod: where we talk to our friends about the movies we love. Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music Cover art by Haitch Transcripts by Sophie Shin The episode was edited by Megan Hayward of EditAudio and produced by Haitch Dune Pod is a TAPEDECK Podcasts Jawn Dune Pod is a production of Haitch Industries
This is a tour de force conversation about being a woman business owner and how to navigate changes in the economy that we're all seeing and experiencing right now. My guest is Angela Guice, the founder of an Emmy-award-winning Los Angeles-based production company that has worked with clients like The Walt Disney Company, Netflix, Hulu, BET, Warner Media, NBCUniversal and DreamWorks. Angela and I worked together on creating her new keynote around the importance of personal branding and how your uniqueness, even what you may perceive as a weakness, is actually your strength. In this episode, Angela and I talk about: Her roots and why she wanted to work in Hollywood The weaknesses she perceived she had and how they turned out to be what set her apart The framework we created for her keynote How she's navigated changes in the economy, from the impact of COVID on the filming business in 2020 to what she's seeing now Specific things you can do now to thrive in your business About My Guest: Emmy-award-winning Angela Guice is Executive Producer and Founder of Los Angeles based production company, NUCONTEXT. Founded in 2006, Angela has built NUCONTEXT into one of the most sought-after production agencies in the entertainment marketing business, working with clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Netflix, Hulu, BET, Warner Media, NBCUniversal and DreamWorks. Over her 23 years in the business, Angela has collaborated with a veritable “who's who” of Hollywood heavyweights such as Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, Tyler Perry, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Martin, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Lizzo, Taylor Swift, and The Kardashians, to name a few. About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it's through women's stories, voices, and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com. Links: Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/308 Angela's website: http://www.nucontext.com/ Discover your Speaker Archetype by taking our free quiz at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/quiz/ Join our Thought Leader Academy: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/academy/ Connect on social: Carol Cox = https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox Angela Guice (guest) = https://www.instagram.com/angguice/ & https://www.instagram.com/nucontext Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 292: Your Net Worth is in Your Net Work with Colleen O'Mara and Jessie Nagel
Show Notes This is a re-release because we like thrilling films and have talked about them a bunch – so here's an oldie -originally released 12/4/18 when we were just baby podcasters - Amity and Lemuel get a touch political in this week's episode. We also swear a whole bunch. We mourn the state of journalism, marvel at the parallels in the news (as well as Robert Redford's beautiful hair) and pitch Serial season 3. Listen along! Next up: Frankenstein (1931) Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754020081574479/ This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Even without such a stacked cast, Sneakers could have been a huge hit. But this team led by Robert Redford is simply unstoppable. And 30 years later, Dan and Jon sure have a lot of thoughts on how to honor this classic code-cracking heist movie.Next episode: The Candidate (1972)Contact us, follow us on social media, or buy some merch at linktr.ee/RuinedChildhoods
This is the fifth and final installation in the Frank Canton series. Link below for the previous four. In the early morning hours of June 2nd, 1899, five masked men held up a Union Pacific Train near Wilcox, Wyoming. In what would become one of the more famous robberies of the old west, the bandits used dynamite to blast their way into a mail car and after another detonation took care of the safe, they'd ride away with an estimated 50,000 dollars. Nearly 2 million in today's money. And if this sounds familiar well maybe you've seen a little film called Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Contrary to what's portrayed in the movie, there's a very good chance that Butch Cassidy himself had nothing to do with this particular hold up. Be that as it may, it's next to certain that those who did were members of his gang – the Wild Bunch. Harry Longabaugh, aka the Sundance Kid, was likely one of the masked men. So was the deadly Harvey Logan and his brother Lonnie, the Tall Texan Ben Kilpatrick, and last but certainly not least was a land pirate by the name of George Flat Nose Curry. The banditti were headed for a remote pass in the Bighorn mountains they called the Hole-in-the-wall, a sort of outlaw stronghold they used as a headquarters of sorts. And the hole-in-the-wall was located in Johnson County; the same Johnson County we've been discussing dang near this whole series. Now the Wild Bunch did not exist when Frank Canton was Sheriff thereabouts and by the time the Wild Bunch came into being Frank had already moved on and when the Wild Bunch robbed that train at Wilcox, Canton was still up in Alaska. But he'd soon be returning. And, after a bit of comeuppance damn near a decade in the making – a little bit of Johnson County Justice if you will – Frank would saddle up and go on the hunt for the Wild Bunch. At least what was left of ‘em. Got a lot to cover on this episode. An averted assassination, an epic ass whoopin, Canton's career as a bounty hunter, his return to Indian Territory – his debut on the silver screen - and finally his ascension to the highest ranks of power. Something the man had been in pursuit of – one way or another - his entire life. Check out my website for more true tales from the wild and woolly west https://www.wildwestextra.com/ Email me! https://www.wildwestextra.com/contact/ Buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wildwest Free Newsletter! https://wildwestjosh.substack.com/ Join Patreon for bonus content! https://www.patreon.com/wildwestextra Become a YouTube Paid Member for bonus content! https://www.youtube.com/c/WildWestExtravaganza Listen to Texas History Lessons for more Texas History! https://www.texashistorylessons.com/ Alias Frank Canton by Robert DeArment - https://www.amazon.com/Alias-Frank-Canton-Robert-DeArment/dp/080612900X The Johnson County War by Bill O'Neal - https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-County-War-Bill-ONeal/dp/1571688765/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2K65FLR05BSV1&keywords=johnson+county+war&qid=1670763630&s=books&sprefix=johnson+county+war%2Cstripbooks%2C132&sr=1-2 The Bank Robbery (1908) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbX4ekoVBDg Frank Canton Pt 1 – https://www.wildwestextra.com/frank-canton-part-1-the-outlaw-years/ Frank Canton Pt 2 – https://www.wildwestextra.com/frank-canton-part-2-sheriff/ Frank Canton Pt 3 – https://www.wildwestextra.com/frank-canton-part-3-johnson-county-war/ Frank Canton Pt 4 - https://www.wildwestextra.com/frank-canton-part-4-alaska/
How do you avoid giving in to the emotional rollercoaster of being an actor? All creatives have intense emotional inner-lives, but actors have an especially difficult time handling the ups and downs of an intensely competitive industry. If you've found yourself battling feelings of unworthiness, post-show blues, or insecurity as a creative, the tips you'll hear in this episode with award winning actress, producer and coach Andrea Osvart will help you find wholeness and a path to better emotional health. A native of Budapest, Hungary, Andrea Osvart has over 50 acting credits starring opposite movie stars like Robert Redford, Clive Owen, Bruno Ganz, J.K. Simmons, Mattias Schweighöfer, and Heino Ferch. She has also produced feature films sold to Netflix and HBO and appeared in over 30 commercials. In this candid and powerful conversation, you'll hear how Andrea overcame early opposition to her career choice to pursue her dream in unorthodox ways, and how she handled the highs and lows of becoming a successful actress. Her tips will show you how to see the pitfalls of emotional insecurity and loss of identity before they happen to you, and help you pursue any creative dream with confidence in who you are! Connect with Andrea: Andrea Osvart on IMDB Andrea's Coaching WebsiteFollow Andrea on InstagramAfter Hours Entrepreneur: Your Guide to Profitable, 6-Figure YearsQuit your job. Make more money.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show
Hank Garrett published an autobiography, "From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight," and this interview discusses his journey through life and creating this book. Hank was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and has received a New York Film Critics Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of you old enough will know him as Officer Nicholson on the TV Series Car 54 Where Are You? And pretty much everyone will know him as the postman in Three Days of the Condor with Robert Redford. He openly acknowledges Sammy Davis Junior for helping save his life. You can find his book here: harlemhoodlum.com/
Hank Garrett published an autobiography, "From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavyweight," and this interview discusses his journey through life and creating this book. Hank was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and has received a New York Film Critics Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of you old enough will know him as Officer Nicholson on the TV Series Car 54 Where Are You? And pretty much everyone will know him as the postman in Three Days of the Condor with Robert Redford. He openly acknowledges Sammy Davis Junior for helping save his life. You can find his book here: https://harlemhoodlum.com/
We're kicking off the Christmas season with a Yuletide thriller as Robert Redford exposes CIA secrets in Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor. Join in as we discuss "technically Christmas" movies, the differences between the movie and its source novel, the cultural and political environment of the 1970s, and the career of animation director turned RHOBH guest star Rob Minkoff. Plus: Is The Wizard of Oz an Easter movie? What is a CIA assistant director's salary? What happens to Condor at the end? And, most importantly, at what point does a stew become a casserole? Make sure to rate, review, and subscribe! Next week: The Apartment (1960) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/we-love-the-love/message
Dan and Jon continue their Robert Redford kick with one of his earlier films, Barefoot in the Park. This Jane Fonda collab is already an adaptation, but does it have a life beyond the 1967 classic film? Dan and Jon will decide.Next episode: Sneakers (1992)Contact us, follow us on social media, or buy some merch at linktr.ee/RuinedChildhoods
The Korean War is aptly known in America as the “Forgotten War.” During the 1960s, the subject took in its last cinematic hurrah before getting overshadowed by the rising unpopularity of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, South Korea was experiencing a fabled “Golden Age” of cinema that followed the civil war and continued into the ‘60s – one that had some of its most famous hits rather cruelly lost to time. At Cinema60, we've largely ignored the Combat Film genre on whole… until now! In this episode, Bart and Jenna take the opportunity to dig a little deeper into the war and “Golden Age” that time forgot. Watching three American films about the Korean War side-by-side with three films from South Korea on the same subject, they parse propaganda from profundity, patriotism from personal morality, and savagery from psychosis from two different nationalistic perspectives. While our two hosts don't necessarily see eye-to-eye on the entertainment value of the genre or what makes a film pro- or anti- war, there's an unexpected amount of agreement on which of these films is worth a look and which you can skip.The following films are discussed:• All the Young Men (1960) Directed by Hall Bartlett Starring Alan Ladd, Sidney Poitier, James Darren• Five Marines (1961) 오인의 해병 Directed by Kim Ki-duk Starring Choi Mun-lyong, Shin Yeong-gyun, Hwang Hae • War Hunt (1962) Directed by Denis Sanders Starring John Saxon, Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack• The Marines Who Never Returned (1963) 돌아오지 않는 해병 Directed by Lee Man-hee Starring Jang Dong-hwi, Lee Dae-yeob, Ku Bong-seo• The Hook (1963) Directed by George Seaton Starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams• Red Scarf (1964) 빨간 마후라 Directed by Shin Sang-ok Starring Choi Eun-hie, Shin Yeong-gyun, Choi Mu-ryong
GGACP celebrates the birthday of the late, great character actor James Karen (b. November 28, 1923) with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2015. In this episode, James talks about spending seven decades on the big and small screen, befriending the legendary Buster Keaton, sharing a house with Marlon Brando and Wally Cox and working with Jane Fonda, James Garner, Gene Hackman, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg (just to name a few). Also, James "sells" Craig T. Nelson a haunted house, Clark Gable parties with Louis B. Mayer, a Boy Scout uniform leads to an acting career and a controversial "Jeffersons" episode nearly sinks a plum TV pitchman gig. PLUS: "Return of the Living Dead"! "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"! Gilbert gets a one-cent residual check! Moe Howard recites from "The Tempest"! And James teaches Michael Douglas to drive! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
JAMES GRADY chats to Paul Burke about THIS TRAIN, Six Days of the Condor, Three Days of the Condor, the US mid-terms, gauging the pulse of the nation, realism, rebellion & redemption and enjoying life and art to the full.THIS TRAIN races us through America's heartland, carrying secrets. There is treasure in the cargo car, along with an invisible puppeteer. There is a coder named Nora, Mugzy, the yippy dog, and Ross, the too-curious poet. On board, it's a countdown to murder...On this train there is a silver madman, a targeted banker, and crises of conscience. This train harbors the "perfect" couple's conspiracies, the chaos of being a teenager, and parenthood alongside the wows of being nine. There is a widow and a wannabe, and the sleaziest billionaire.On this train, there is the suicide ticket, the bomb, sex, love, and loneliness. The heist. Revenge. Redemption. This Train is a ticking clock, roaring through forty-seven fictional hours of non-stop suspense and action, through the challenges of now: Racism. Sexism. Global warming. What it means to be alive.James Grady's first novel Six Days Of The Condor became the classic Robert Redford movie Three Days Of The Condor and the current Max Irons TV series Condor. Grady has received Italy's Raymond Chandler Medal, France's Grand Prix Du Roman Noir and Japan's Baka-Misu literature award, two Regardie's magazine short story awards, and been a Mystery Writers of America Edgar finalist. He's published more than a dozen novels and three times that many short stories, been a muckraker journalist and a scriptwriter for film and television. In 2008, London's Daily Telegraph named Grady as one of "50 crime writers to read before you die." In 2015, The Washington Post compared his prose to George Orwell and Bob Dylan.RECOMMENDATIONS JAMES GRADY NOVELS:Mad Dogs The Nest Day of the Condor Last Days of the Condor To Kill a Mockingbird Harper LeeCatch 22 Joseph Heller The Philosophy of Modern Music Bob DylanDark Matter Blake CrouchBeautiful Ruins Jess Walter Produced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network. He is also a CWA Historical Dagger Judge 2022 .NotesJack Anderson - Political Sleaze Busting JournalistLee Metcalf - US Senator Kurt Vonnegut, Albert Camus, Graham Greene, Edward Hopper, James Baldwin, Adam Diment.Marias Massacre 1870
Today, Equalman and Robert Redford discuss how he came up with the idea for Sundance, channeling energy into one focus, and moving on after doing your work. Charles Robert Redford Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. He's the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award from four nominations, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2014, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He starred alongside Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), which was a huge success and made him a major star. Redford is also one of the founders of the Sundance Film Festival. 5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Have Erik speak at your conference: email@example.com Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Focus and Digital Leadership. Learn more at https://equalman.com
For episode 058 of Actorcast, we are joined by Andrea Osvart! Andrea has had a successful career as an actress and now she is imparting her wisdom to fellow actors as a coach. In this episode, we talk about Andrea's career as an actress, why actors get in their own way, and what actors should prioritize. We also discuss our relationship to social media as actors. You won't want to miss this one! To learn more about Andrea and her work, please visit https://andreaosvart.coach or book a call at https://andreaosvart.coach/book-in-a-call/.Andrea Osvart is a multi-award-winning European actress, with nearly 25 years in the industry and over 50 credits starring opposite movie stars like Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Heath Ledger, Clive Owen, and J.K. Simmons. Andrea's mission is to educate actors about long-term success and career longevity through her method.Sign up for the Actorcast Newsletter at Actorcast.
Meet a couple who makes a leap, not just in moving upstate, but by restoring a motel. Cidiot talks to Kendra Sinclair and Jared Vengrin who have just opened the Reclaimed Motel in Red Hook in Dutchess County, New York. Jared grew up here, met Kendra in college and now they've together been lovingly updating this motel along the Albany Post Road with a view of the Catskills. With fantasies of being Moira from Schitt's Creek and furnishing it with vintage items within a 20-mile radius, they've designed it with a nod to 1960s motor lodge experience, including fun, comfortable and groovy. Hear about their experience, why they made the choice, motel history featuring Robert Redford, and some advice about visiting the Hudson Valley in the winter months including maple tapping! Thanks Kendra and Jared for the special offer. Reclaimed Motel is offering Cidiot listeners 10% off on your first stay. Just enter CIDIOT in your reservation form. Links mentioned: Reclaimed motel: Site | Instagram (@reclaimedmotel) New York State Small Business Development Center From Wreck to Reno (The Daily Catch) Thank you Sunflower Market, with stores in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, for supporting Cidiot. Long.Live.Local. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cidiot/support
"Kids. Probably the same everywhere." Three Days of the Condor (1975) directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson and Max Von Sydow. Next Time: North By Northwest (1959)
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full podcast review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture Our latest throwback review, in anticipation of the release of "She Said," is for Alan J. Paula's 1976 Best Picture-nominee, "All The President's Men" starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards & Jayne Alexander. The film was considered timely upon its release and has held up as the gold standard for how to craft a story about journalism to this day. Joining me for this throwback review, I have Eve O'Dea, Dan Bayer, Danilo Castro & Brendan Hodges. Tune in as we discuss the all-timer screenplay by William Goldman, the crafts, including its Oscar-winning sound and art direction, the performances, and how it performed during its awards season run in 1976. Thank you for all your support, and enjoy! Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/negs-best-film-podcast/id1087678387?mt=2 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7IMIzpYehTqeUa1d9EC4jT And be sure to help support us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture
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To receive future pods as soon as they're live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription.WhoChad Linebaugh, President and General Manager of Sundance Mountain, UtahRecorded onNovember 7, 2022About SundanceClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital PartnersPass affiliations: Power PassReciprocal pass partners:* 3 days at each Mountain Capital Partners ski area: Arizona Snowbowl, Purgatory, Hesperus, Brian Head, Nordic Valley, Sipapu, Pajarito, Willamette Pass* 3 days each at Snow King, Ski Cooper* 1 unguided day at SilvertonLocated in: Sundance, UtahClosest neighboring ski areas: Park City (47 minutes), Deer Valley (50 minutes), Woodward Park City (50 minutes), Utah Olympic Park (51 minutes), Solitude (57 minutes), Brighton (1 hour), Snowbird (1 hour, 7 minutes), Alta (1 hour, 10 minutes) – travel times may vary considerably in winter.Base elevation: 6,100 feetSummit elevation: 8,250 feetVertical drop: 2,150 feetSkiable Acres: 515Average annual snowfall: 300 inchesTrail count: 50 (20% black, 45% intermediate, 35% beginner)Lift count: 9 (1 high-speed quad, 4 fixed-grip quads, 1 triple, 3 carpets)The map above is last season's, and does not include the Wildwood expansion that's coming online for the 2022-23 ski season. Here's where the new terrain will sit - you can see Jake's landing looker's right, and Flathead rising looker's left:And here's an overhead view of the new terrain:Update [11/24/2022]: the new trailmapWhy I interviewed himIt sits inconspicuous and unassuming, 13 air miles and 49 road miles south of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Five hundred acres in a 5,000-acre resort. Step off your plane at Salt Lake airport and you're 40 minutes away from half a dozen powder bangers and this is not one of them. It's Sundance. “Isn't that that film fiestival?” Epkon Bro asks as he punches Park City into his GPS. “No time for that on my HASHTAG POWDY TOWN TRIP!”And that's OK. We won't be needing Epkon Bro for today's stop. Because where we're going today is Utah before Utah skiing went nuclear. Before the California invasion. Before this state with just 15 ski areas became third in the nation in annual skier visits. When Snowbird opened in 1971, Utah had 1.1 million residents. Today it has 3.1 million. On any given Saturday, every single one of them is angling their SUV toward the mouth of the Cottonwoods.Except everyone skiing Sundance. Here's the locals bump we all wish we had: 300 inches of snow, 2,000-plus feet of vert, owners with the cash Gatlings blowing full auto. Everyone else, somewhere else. Most of the tourists. Most of the Salt Locals. Certainly the Epkon hordes, trying to ski their passes down to $5 a day. So, here it is: Utah skiing before all the things that changed Utah skiing, mostly for the worse. Twenty years ago? Thirty? Who cares. You found it. Enjoy it.What we talked aboutEarly snow in the West; from breakfast waiter to running the resort; when big brother takes you skiing; Sundance in the 1970s; setting yourself apart when you're the ski area down the road from the Wasatch; the longest-tenured ski resort employee in the country?; Timp Haven; enter Robert Redford; the resort's expanse and legacy of conservation; working for Redford; the origins and impact of the Sundance Film Festival; why Redford sold Sundance; a profile of the new owners; industry veteran Bill Jensen's impact on the resort; Sundance's rapid and radical transformation under its new owners; the fantastically weird Ray's lift and why the mountain finally upgraded it; bringing back the old Mandan lift unload and corresponding terrain; breaking down the new alignments for Stairway and Outlaw; why Red's isn't a high-speed lift; the massive new lift project Sundance is planning next and the potential terrain expansion that could go with that; what the new lift would mean for Flathead; why Outlaw ended up as a quad, rather than a six-pack; how Outlaw ended up running chairs from Big Sky's Swift Current quad; why the resort retired the Navajo lift in 1995, and brought back a similar lift called Jake's a decade ago; why Jake's runs on a different line than Navajo; Jake's odd lower mid-station; re-thinking the road that runs beneath Jake's; Sundance's huge snowmaking expansion; going deep on Sundance's Wildwood expansion and new lift; the return of hot bread and honey-butter; potential far-future expansion; upgrading the Bearclaw lodge; night-skiing; whether Sundance could expand its group of season pass reciprocal partners; and the possibility of Sundance joining Indy Pass.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewA decade ago, Sundance was a relic. Old lifts. Slow lifts. Fixed-grip lifts all. A handle tow at the bottom. No carpets. One chair out of the base: the unbelievable Ray's, a mile-long up-and-over doozy with two midstations and a ride time longer than the State of the Union. Some snowmaking. Not a lot. Not enough.Two years ago, longtime owner Robert Redford sold the joint. The new owners brought in Bill Jensen, a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Famer and onetime overlord of Breckenridge, Vail, Telluride, and Intrawest. Overnight, they smashed the place to bits and remade it in the image of a modern ski resort: Ray's demolished (it's going to live on at Lookout Pass), in its place a high-speed quad up the frontside – all the way up the frontside, to where the Mandan lift once landed – and a short connector lift in back; expanded night-skiing; dramatically expanded snowmaking; a trio of progression carpets at the base; more parking. This year: a 10-trail, 15-acre beginner-focused expansion. On its way out next: the 47-year-old Flathead triple. With what? You'll have to listen to the podcast for details on that.Once Flathead goes, Sundance will have one of the newest lift fleets on the continent (Redford did replace Arrowhead with a lift called Red's in 2016, and put in a new lift called Jake's in 2012), a reliable and modern collection buffeted by an ever-evolving snowmaking system that can defend the place from its relatively low elevation. It will have better skier flow, and (probably) more terrain for them to ski on.What it won't have are any of the ever-increasing numbers of Epkon Bros. The ones who won't ski anywhere off-pass. The ones obsessed with stats and biggest-tallest-most. The ones how don't mind company.Sundance is building something different. And it's something worth trying. What I got wrongI asked Chad why Jake's lift did not have a mid-station, like the old Navajo lift. Jake's does have a mid-station, of course, but it's just a touch higher than the bottom load. What I'd meant to ask was this, “why doesn't Jake's have a mid-mountain mid-station, as Navajo had?” I also incorrectly stated that Jake's followed the same line as Navajo, which was a bad reading of the trailmap on my part. Regardless, we sort it all out on the pod.Why you should ski SundanceIt's worth going a bit deeper on passes here, as Utah has what is probably the most mature megapass market of any major ski hub in America. All 14 of the state's major commercial ski areas are affiliated with one pass or another, including Sundance:If you've never heard of the Power Pass, it's the season pass for Mountain Capital Partners eight ski areas: Arizona Snowbowl, Purgatory, Hesperus, Brian Head, Nordic Valley, Sipapu, Pajarito, and Willamette Pass. Like the Ikon Pass, which includes Alterra's 14 ski areas plus a bunch of partners, the Power Pass has some add-ons: Copper Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, and Sundance. Here's the full roster:Anyway, it's a relatively low-volume regional pass, in no danger of overrunning Sundance or any other partner.Sundance doesn't have the elevation, snowfall totals, or sheer size of its megapass neighbors just to its north, but it doesn't have their crowds either, and it has just enough of those other things to make the skiing interesting. On weekends, on holidays, on fight-for-your-life LCC powder days, this is your post-up spot, an alternative where you can rack vert without really worrying about it and without really trying.Podcast notesSundance has one of the most interesting lift histories in the country. Most ski areas simply drop new lifts on their old lines. Sundance rarely does that, instead shuffling machines all over the mountain to try different configurations. Here's what the mountain looked like in 1988:In 1995, they removed the Navajo and Mandan doubles and installed the wacky Ray's, which landed lower than Mandan before curling over the mountain's backside:By 2012, Sundance realized it needed a second out-of-base lift again, and it build the Jake's quad. This lands approximately where Navajo did decades earlier, but follows a shorter line, starting from the newer, upper parking lots:Interestingly, the new Red's quad, built in 2016, follows approximately the same line as the Arrowhead triple, the 1985 Yan lift that it replaced, but Outlaw and Stairway both follow different lines than Ray's, with different load, unload, and mid-station points. Don't expect a direct replacement for Flathead either – Linebaugh outlines what that dramatic change will look like in the podcast.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 124/100 in 2022, and number 370 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. 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Episode 117 of Tom Clark's 6M Podcast focuses on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Tom and cohost Phil Lindsey dive deep into the MCU film, with a full scene-by-scene breakdown, character analysis, and story discussion. All this and much more! For more from Tom Clark, check out the links below: 6M Podcast on Twitter Tom Clark on Twitter Tom Clark's 6M Podcast Merchandise Tom Clark's 6M Podcast on Facebook Tom Clark's Main Event Tom Clark on Wrestling Rumors © Boink Studios 2022
In this episode we discuss the forty-sixth Best Picture winner, The Sting! We discuss Katherine Hepburn's first ceremony appearance, Tatum O'Neal's historic win, and the streaker that crashed the ceremony. We also talk about Paul Newman and Robert Redford's second collaboration on The Sting, on-set pranks with director George Roy Hill, and the classic 1930's techniques that gave this film its signature style and feeling. -- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanktheacademypodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thankacademypod Email us your thoughts: email@example.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thank-the-academy/support
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae (1998) by Steven Pressfield Read and listen to "Gates of Fire" on Amazon! We're very excited to announce our books “Sexual Magnetism,” “The WASM Dating Handbook” and “Secrets of Sensual Massage” are now available! Follow these links to get your copies of "Sexual Magnetism," "The WASM Dating Handbook" and "Secrets of Sensual Massage" on Amazon.com. Want more great books? Check out our MUST READ LIST! Overview of “Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae” A very brief description of “Gates of Fire” At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, 300 Spartan soldiers engaged in a suicide mission - to save their country they must hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces and eventually overcome the world's most powerful empire. This is the story of the Spartan's legendary feat - the greatest military stand in history.What Pressfield sets out to do / Purpose of the bookPressfield's goal in the book isn't just to tell the spectacular legend of the 300 Spartan warriors, but to to explain how their children - born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill - were raised to become men and women capable of accomplishing the impossible.The intended audience of the book / Who will benefit mostPeople who love action and adventure storiesPeople who historical novelsPeople who love philosophy - and especially philosophy in actionPeople who want to learn how to die wellPeople who want to understand war - in all its glory and horrorPeople who are obsessed with super buff men in tiny outfits beating each other to a bloody pulpWho probably WON'T like this book?People who can't handle extreme, graphic violencePeople who think war is always stupid and unnecessaryPeople who like easy-reading books (and don't want to look up words - especially in other languages)People who hated reading The Iliad or The Odyssey in High SchoolHow does Gates of Fire specifically benefit Men? This book has MANY things to teach men. It's required reading at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and at the Marine Corps Basic School. It's about honor, skill, courage in the face of insurmountable odds, sacrifice, brotherhood, death, romance, love and so much more.Is this book Easy, Average or Difficult to read? / How long is it? The book is brilliant and very enjoyable but is also very dense with warfare terminology and historical and archaic terminology (plus dozens of Greek words). It's not easy reading but it's worth the work.531 pages, (Audiobook is 14 hours and 55 minutes)What are the overall book reviews? Is the book well-known? Popular? Significant?Kindle: 5,070 ratings, 4.7 stars#130 in Education & Reference #135 in Military Historical Fiction#248 in U.S. Historical FictionAudible: 5,764 ratings, 4.8 stars#17 in Military Thrillers#42 in Military Historical Fiction#63 in War & Military FictionBook-To-Movie Translation No movie has been made based directly on this book (although George Clooney does own the movie rights) but it could easily be argued that the movie ‘300' starring Gerard Butler is exactly that. Gates of Fire was published in 1998 and Frank Miller's graphic novel ‘300' (which is for all intents and purposes identical to the movie) came out in 1999. Coincidence? Not likely. Bio of Steven Pressfield Steven Pressfield (born September 1, 1943 - he's 79) is an American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays.Pressfield was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1943, while his father was stationed there, in the Navy.Pressfield graduated from Duke University in 1965. In 1966, he joined the Marine Corps.Pressfield was an advertising copywriter, schoolteacher, tractor-trailer driver, bartender, oilfield roustabout, attendant in a mental hospital, fruit-picker in Washington state, and screenwriter. His struggles to make a living as an author, including the period when he was homeless and living out of the back of his car, are detailed in his 2002 book The War of Art.Pressfield's first book, The Legend of Bagger Vance, which was loosely based on the Bhagavad Gita, was published in 1995, and was made into a 2000 film of the same name directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Matt Damon.His second novel, Gates of Fire (1998), is about the Spartans and the battle at Thermopylae. It is taught in the U.S. Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the Marine Corps Basic School at Quantico.Pressfield has written ten novels, mostly military thrillers set in various time periods ranging from ancient Greece all the way to sci-fi future. He has also written nine non-fiction novels, including the best-selling book “The War of Art” that teaches artists how to become successful.Prior to publishing his first original works of fiction, Pressfield wrote several Hollywood screenplays including 1986's King Kong Lives, 1988's Above the Law starring Steven Seagal, 1992's Freejack, a fun B-movie sci-fi starring Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, and Anthony Hopkins, and 1993's Army of One starring Dolph Lundgren Breakdown of Themes Cities, Identity, and BelongingIn the ancient Greek context of Gates of Fire, a city was not just a geographic home, but the environment in which people forged relationships, learned their culture, and formed their sense of identity. To lose a city was really to lose one's self. This is what befalls the main character, XeoFaith and Divine InterventionWhile it's hardly surprising that gods and divine activity are a significant theme in Gates of Fire, Pressfield's treatment of the human/divine relationship is far from simplistic. The gods are interested in human lives—even seemingly insignificant human lives—yet their intentions for those lives are not always clear from a human perspective. Through a range of personal and collective encounters between Greeks and their gods, Pressfield suggests that religious faith is a complex matter.Warfare and BrotherhoodAfter Xeo's hometown is destroyed by the Argives, he longs to join the Spartans because they are the only warriors who can defeat the Argives. “The Spartans became for [him] the equivalent of avenging gods. [He] couldn't learn enough about these warriors who had so devastatingly defeated the murderers” of his family. In Xeo's journeys with the Spartans, he encounters different views of what being a warrior and engaging in battle entail.Fear, Courage, and LoveThroughout Gates of Fire, fear is pervasive, from the destruction of Xeo's city to the hovering threat of the Persian invasion to the horrors of Thermopylae. Dienekes, seasoned mentor to the young Alexandros and the master whom Xeo serves as squire, is preoccupied with the study of fear and how it may be overcome. Through Dienekes' exploration of the question of fear at pivotal moments in the story, Pressfield argues that fear can overcome everything except for love. Kingship, Loyalty, and FreedomThough Pressfield is not heavy-handed in his portrayal of Greece as the traditional birthplace of democracy, he does portray King Leonidas and the Spartans as fledgling freedom-fighters, in contrast to the enslaving Xerxes and the masses of soldiers Xerxes compels to dominate Asia and Europe on his behalf. More than a political or historical point, Pressfield uses the contrast between Leonidas and Xerxes to make a point about the nature of leadership itself.Female Strength and InfluenceThough Gates of Fire is very much dominated by male characters, women play a surprisingly prominent role throughout. Speaking of what prompted the monumental battle at Thermopylae, Xeo readily acknowledges that “In the end it was their women who galvanized the Spartans into action.” Though female characters are largely viewed through the eyes of male characters in the novel, Pressfield argues that women were the major inspiration for Spartan actions and character in war and at home.
It's one thing to be an underdog who isn't expected to win when running for political office, but what if your increasingly-bland message wins over more people than your idealistic views ever did? Well, if you're Robert Redford, Michael Ritchie and Oscar-winning screenwriter Jeremy Larner, you make a sly comedy about it. The Candidate pokes clever fun at the California senatorial race back when satire wasn't as common a genre as it is now. It also identifies the political parties by name, brings up hot-button issues that are somehow STILL hot-button issues today and then even makes you wonder if you should actually be rooting for Redford's character to win. Yup, The Candidate is a perhaps-forgotten gem that's very worthy of a rediscovering. So on the day before America votes legitimately for perhaps the last time, go the better way and stuff 40 minutes of the surprisingly-calm 465th Ellises' Analysis into your life. As for what do we drink now, that should be Sparkplug Coffee. They dole out 20% discounts to people who use our promo code ("top100project"). To contact us, there's Twitter (@moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). One more thing: go peek at "Scoring At The Movies" to hear Ryan talk about sports flicks.
Dan and Jon travel back in time for Robert Redford's look at the 1957 Quiz Show scandal that rocked NBC. And while they're at it, Jon recounts his experience on an unaired game show pilot back in 2007.Next episode: Barefoot in the Park (1967)Contact us, follow us on social media, or buy some merch at linktr.ee/RuinedChildhoods
Welcome back to The Junk Drawer! This is a regular feature of the blog in which I toss up a smorgasbord of thoughts and musings for your consideration, as well as personal news and updates from my little corner of the world.Let's open up the drawer…The 36th RevolutionI recently turned 36. You may have read my essay about it. I'm quite grateful to have made it this far in life and with my happiness and authenticity in tact, a marker that would be inconceivable to the vast majority of closeted trans people in the not-so-distant past. I am a lucky woman, and I know that. Although I did a birthday fundraiser for Running Start (thank you to all who donated), many of you emailed to ask if you could buy me a birthday drink, which is incredibly sweet. I didn't respond to any of those emails because I was quite busy over the past few weeks, and it felt a bit greedy to accept that kindness, I guess?So, here's my honest answer: this blog pays my bills. It ain't a tremendous amount of money, but I consider myself lucky to be able to write for a living and pay my rent in doing so. If you were one of the lovely folks who sent an email asking if you could buy me a birthday drink, here's my respectful request: consider a paid subscription. Help me to keep writing and do advocacy work with the rest of my time. I'd so appreciate it.Reflecting on “Ordinary People”…I recently rewatched Robert Redford's 1980 directorial debut. I remained astonished at the complexity of Mary Tyler Moore's performance. The french toast scene. The family photographs scene. The hug scene. Oh my god, the hug scene. She should have won the Oscar on that moment alone. The film is something like watching springs be wrapped around oneself and pulled tighter and tighter and finally let go in a sequence of flat-out phenomenal bits of acting. I wasn't alive when the film was released, but I've been reading about how the public's reception to her performance was considerable discomfort. It was, apparently, shocking to people that Mary Tyler Moore would play a cold mother — or, as reasonable adults might say, a human being feeling human being things.Also: I love Donald Sutherland so much. He has a strikingly comforting presence in the film. Whenever his character is onscreen, there's a palpable sense of safety. I don't know how to adequately explain it, but his character just makes me feel better.A bird in the cam is worth two minutes in your feedI came across this video from a Spanish bird enthusiast who uses an app called Nest Box Live to film bird nests. In the following video, over two minutes, a mother bird builds her nest, lays her eggs, hatches them, and then feeds her babies over the course of seven weeks until they're strong enough to fly out on their own.It is, by far, one of the most interesting videos I've ever seen.Jon Stewart and John Oliver go all-in on trans rightsIt's been a pretty brutal year on the trans rights front. At every level of government, Republican politicians have taken square aim at the rights of trans and nonbinary people. Some cultural public figures—like J.K. Rowling and Dave Chappelle and Bill Maher—have openly expressed viciously transphobic views. And all the while, it honestly feels as though much of the mainstream media landscape is largely disinterested in educating the public about trans issues in the face of such hatred.This has all combined into a terrifying era for our community, one in which it feels as though so much hangs on the precipice of the next few election cycles.I'll be honest: until recently, I have wondered if Jon Stewart would eventually emerge as something in the same vein. Fortunately, I could not have been more wrong in that concern.Stewart did an entire episode around the topic of trans rights, took responsibility for some of this own transphobic humor earlier in his career, and did the work of learning and listening to trans people and their families, particularly the parents of trans children.Y'all really do need to watch the entire episode, but take special notice of his interview with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and her complete lack of preparation to discuss the health care of trans children, which she has so viciously sought to dismantle.Last week, not to be outdone by his friend and colleague, John Oliver dedicated his own episode to discussing the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of anti-trans Republican legislators and spent 26 minutes educating the public in a manner I have scarcely seen this year from anyone in mainstream media. Click below to watch.I can't adequately explain how much of a breath of fresh air these two segments have been to the trans and nonbinary community. We have been terrified of what comes next for us in this country. There are families who have contacted me and asked if they should consider moving to a country with more affirming policies for trans and nonbinary people, and I honestly didn't know what to tell them.I love this country so much. In spite of this horror, I believe in the promise of this country. I really do. I believe that America can be a place where everyone is permitted to live in their full authenticity, free of violence and discrimination and shame in response to that authenticity.I'm glad Stewart and Oliver are fighting for that promise. I'm grateful for them.Thoughts on the Twitter news…I'll have more to say about this soon, but I do want to make something perfectly clear to all: I am not leaving Twitter. Hell no. Folks have good reasons to leave, and those reasons are valid. I respect those who want to leave.And folks have good reasons to stay, too.Fighting disinformation and holding the line against bad faith in the public square is worth the fight. I'm absolutely staying. Let's respect and honor each others' choices.To those who may leave or are considering it and wanna stay in touch with me, here are some ways:This blog, of course. You can subscribe for free here. All you need is an email.IG: http://instagram.com/charlotte.clymerFB: https://facebook.com/cmclymerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmclymer/Personal news…* If you're getting speakers lined up for next semester or next quarter, I'm always available for speaking engagements to talk about LGBTQ issues, social advocacy, veteran's issues, and a wide variety of other topics. Looking for someone to speak at your conference, college, or company? Click here. At that link, you'll also find a few examples of my past speaking events.* I'm also available for consulting on general communications and DEI policies. Does your organization need some comms and messaging help? Are you looking for someone to advise on LGBTQ inclusivity? I've advised colleges, businesses, non-profits, and even a major studio film. I make it easy to focus on the rest of the work you're doing. Shoot me an email: email@example.comBooks I'm reading lately…“And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle” by Jon Meacham — One of the most well-known living presidential historians has finally released his Lincoln biography. It's exquisite and searingly honest. Readers will notice the not-so-subtle warnings from Meacham about the long history of white supremacy in our country and how it still threatens to undo the progress we've had since.“Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion” by Gabrielle Blair — Based on the author's legendary and prescient Twitter thread in 2018, Blair explores the responsibility of cis men in the family planning discussion. She does so with startling clarity and a wealth of empathy for all involved. A must read.“Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan — These two are among my favorite writers, and I was delighted when I found out they were collaborating on a novel together. The work is brilliant. It centers the evolution of a family as it breaks a few bones and attempts to reset them, and it does a fantastic job of getting at the pain of shattering cycles.Where I'm gonna be in the near future…Oct. 29: 2022 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner (Washington, D.C.)Nov. 9: District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights Awards Gala: 35 Years of Moving Towards Equality (Washington, D.C.)Nov. 11: HBCU Women's Leader Summit, jointly hosted by Xceleader and Running Start (Washington, D.C.)Nov. 17: 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) satellite event at American University. Participating in the event in partnership with the climate change organization We Don't Have Time. (Washington, D.C.)Nov. 17 (evening): Opening Night for “& Juliet”, the new Broadway musical that explores Juliet taking a different path. Book by David West Read. Music by Max Martin. (NYC) — This musical will feature a prominent nonbinary character, and I'm so proud of my dear friend Eva Price for producing it. [tickets here]Dec. 3: Victory Institute's 38th International LGBTQ Leaders Conference — speaking. Details to come. (Washington, D.C.)Charlotte's Web Thoughts is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.Hi, I'm Charlotte Clymer, and this is Charlotte's Web Thoughts, my Substack. It's completely free to access and read, but it's also how my bills! So, please do kindly consider upgrading to a paid subscription: just $7/month or save money with the $70/annual sub. You can also go way above and beyond by becoming a Lifetime Member at $210. Get full access to Charlotte's Web Thoughts at charlotteclymer.substack.com/subscribe
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