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TODAY
TODAY 8a: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim. TODAY exclusive — Christopher Andersen on new book “Brothers and Wives” about Prince William and Prince Harry. Rita Moreno on Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story.”

TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 38:16


Composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, died on Friday at the age of 91 — we're looking back at his legendary career and how Broadway stars are honoring his life and work. Plus, a TODAY Exclusive: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb sit down with author Christopher Andersen to chat about his new book “Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan.” Also, Rita Moreno is in-studio to talk about her role in Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” 60 years after playing “Anita.” And, Joe Fryer visits the set of “Annie Live!” — he chats with Celina Smith and Taraji P. Henson.

Entertainment(x)
Jenny Laroche Part 1 ”You Are Enough”

Entertainment(x)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 22:05


Jenny Laroche, (jennylaroche.org)(IG:@jennylaroche)(thelarocheapproach.com) whom you can see this Thursday Dec 2nd on NBC in Annie Live! is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, where she earned her B.F.A, Cum Laude, and was awarded the program's Distinguished Alumni Award. Jenny began her career as a Radio City Rockette, and as a Rockette she made her big screen debut in the movie New Years Eve. Her feature film credits also include Annie 2014, The Merry Widow HD Live, and Netflix special by Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas.       Jenny originated the role of Norman Brokaw in the Broadway musical SUMMER. Her theatre credits also include Pal Joey directed by Tony Goldwyn, the role of Clo-Clo in The Merry Widow MetOpera, directed by Tony winner Susan Stroman; Annette in Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse, Suzanne Duval in Paint your wagon; Fly at Dallas Theatre Center, and Guys and dolls at Carnegie Hall.    Jenny is also known for her recurring role of Sue in the drama series SMASH on NBC produced by Steven Spielberg.  She has worked with recording artist such as Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Liza Minnelli. She has also worked under the direction of Baz Luhrmann in The Great Gatsby Premiere event.           Live television credits include The Tony Awards 70th anniversary, Jimmy Fallon, SNL40, America's Got Talent, Best Time Ever, The Wendy William's show, The Today Show, TVLAND Awards and the Billboard Awards.               Jenny is the Associate Choreographer for SUMMER the First National Tour, casting and co-creating equity touring productions. She works in TV, Film, and Theatre as an artist and choreographer meanwhile training professionals through her founded program, The Laroche Approach. Catch her in the upcoming Netflix film Tick Tick Boom, directed by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreographed by Grammy-award nominee Ryan Heffington. She is also the founder of Laroche Approach, a musical theatre training program and Period.Laroche.NYC a chapter of the advocacy organization Period.

Nerd Lunch
67: KieferThon, Part 1

Nerd Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 98:57


Michael is joined by his brother Mark to start a journey through the filmography of one their favorite actors, Kiefer Sutherland. In this first episode, they cover Sutherland's career from his first jobs in Max Dugan Returns (1983) and The Bay Boy (1984), his revelatory 1985 performance in Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories, and all four of his 1986 movies, including his blink-and-miss-it part in At Close Range, the wildly varying-in-quality TV films Trapped in Silence and The Brotherhood of Justice, and finally his breakout role as Ace Merrill in Stand By Me.

Leadership and Loyalty™
1/2 In Quest of The New Medici: Peter Samuelson

Leadership and Loyalty™

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 29:42


In the last 10 or so years many entrepreneurs and businesses have been asking if there is a way to do well as an organization while genuinely doing good in the world? Our guest on this episode is Peter Samuelson. Peter is the Co-Founder and President of First Star and CEO of PhilmCo Media, llc. He is a serial pro-social entrepreneur. In 1982, he co-founded the Starlight Children's Foundation. By 1990, the positive psychological impact of Starlight seeded his next pro-social endeavor, Starbright World, which he co-founded with Steven Spielberg. 1999 saw the formation of First Star, 2005 EDAR, “Everyone Deserves a Roof”, and 2013 saw him launch ASPIRE, the Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment.In the midst of all this, Peter has produced 26 films and raised four children. Educated at Cambridge and the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, Peter and his wife, Saryl, continue to fight every day for those less fortunate, chiefly among them are America's abused and neglected children. More about Peter Samuelson. Website https://www.samuelson.la Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/petergsamuelson. https://twitter.com/PeterGSamuelson https://www.linkedin.com/in/petersamuelson Starlight Children's Foundation—an international charity dedicated to granting wishes for seriously ill children www.starlight.org Starbright World www.starbrightworld.org First Star www.firststar.org, a separate national 501(c)(3) charity that works to improve the public health, safety, and family life of America's abused and neglected children EDAR “Everyone Deserves A Roof” www.EDAR.org and ASPIRE, the Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Education, whose undergraduate courses have been successfully piloted at UCLA www.aspirelab.org Part 1) Pro-Social Entrepreneurship Reconsidering the False Binary System of Profit and Loss The Business of Doing Good The Problem with "Non-Profits" and How to Fix Them What is a Pro-Social Entrepreneur New Solutions for Old Problems Partnering with Steven Spielberg Changing Foster Kids lives at 87% Rate The Old Lady Living in a Box who Sparked an Invention . . . . Curious about how to tap into what drives meaning in your life and create meaningful transformation in the lives you touch? Take a look at DovBaron.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 525: The Art of Creativity and Wonder with Jeffery Davis

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 77:11


As we get older it seems that we lose tough with our inner child. We lose touch with that remarkable creative engine. Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Guillermo del Toro have figured out a way to not only stay in contact with his inner child but also not lose his sense of wonder.Today's guest will be helping us tap into out own sense of wonder that can help you on your creative path. We have on the show author, entrepreneur and human potential expert Jeffery Davis.Jeff approach's life and work as a quest. Everything he does – from building a thriving business to writing books to serving as a branding strategist to designing live Brand Artistry Labs to delivering keynotes to guiding his two girls' through childhood – are part and parcel of the same quest for integrity, meaning, and making.But like most quests, mine has been neither easy nor straightforward.He has deliberately sought a life of meaning and making since he was 19 and declared in his private notebook that he would become a writer and preserve my imagination.In his 20s, he co-founded The Walden Institute, devoted to studying  human potential through the intersections of neuroscience, existential psychology, and the literary arts. By age 31, though, he was all intellect and drive with a shrinking heart and vanishing imagination.I get to work with top-notch change-makers, and that includes our team of creative renegades at Tracking Wonder consultancy – our boutique consultancy focused on brand story identity, strategy, and asset development.Tracking wonder is not kid's stuff. It's radical grown-up stuff.Jeff lives with these burning questions that shape his days:How does Story change us?How is creating a signature brand with integrity a meaningful, creative endeavor?How is wonder the source of every human being's original creative genius?How are building a family and building a business part and parcel of living a life of making meaning, projects, a livelihood, and a difference?The result has culminated in this quest for tracking wonder.His new book is called Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming a Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity.Discover how the lost art of wonder can help you cultivate greater creativity, resilience, meaning, and joy as you bring your greatest contributions to life.Beyond grit, focus, and 10,000 hours lies a surprising advantage that all creatives have—wonder. Far from child's play, wonder is the one radical quality that has led exemplary people from all walks of life to move toward the fruition of their deepest dreams and wildest endeavors—and it can do so for you, too.“Wonder is a quiet disruptor of unseen biases,” writes Jeffrey Davis. “It dissolves our habitual ways of seeing and thinking so that we may glimpse anew the beauty of what is real, true, and possible.” Rich with wisdom, inspiring stories, and practical tools, Tracking Wonder invites us to explore how the lost art of wonder can inspire a life of greater joy, possibility, and purpose. You'll discover:The six facets of wonder—key qualities to help you cultivate the art of wonder in your work, relationships, and lifeHow wonder can help us fertilize creativity, sustain the motivation to pursue big ideas, navigate uncertainty and crises, deepen our relationships, and more.The biases against wonder—moving beyond societal and internalized resistance to our inherent giftsWhy experiencing wonder isn't really about achieving goals—though that happens—but about how we live each dayInspiring stories of people whose experiences of wonder helped them move through the unthinkable to create extraordinary livesPractical exercises, tools, and reflections to help you begin your own practice of tracking wonderA refreshing counter-voice to the exhausting narrative hyper-productivity, Tracking Wonder is a welcome guide for experiencing more meaning and joy in the present moment as you bring your greatest contributions to life.If you are stuck or just need a jump start to your creative process then get ready to take some notes.Enjoy my "wonder" filled conversation with Jeffery Davis.

Matinee Heroes
Paddington

Matinee Heroes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 70:29


PADDINGTON After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. Although taken in by the Brown family who are charmed by Paddington's amazement at urban living, someone else has her eye on him: A taxidermist who has designs on the rare bear and his hide. Craig, Alan, Elisabeth Rappe (@ElisabethRappe on twitter) and Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter)come together to celebrate the holidays as they discuss what they are thankful for, the dignity of a Peruvian bear, inappropriate google searches and the movie “Paddington” on this week's Matinee Heroes!! Show Notes 1:05 Craig, Alan, Elisabeth and Brendan take stock in the past 18 months and say what they're thankful for this Holiday Season. 10:46 Craig, Alan, Elisabeth and Brendan discuss the movie "Paddington" 26:47 Recasting 58:27 Double Feature 1:02:33 Final Thoughts 1:08:00 A preview of next week's episode "Lincoln" Next week we start a month long celebration of Steven Spielberg's 75th birthday with the movie "Lincoln"

Matinee Manatees
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Matinee Manatees

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 317:48


Happy turkey day everybody! In celebration, we went back to one of our favorite movies about dinosaurs which are kind of sort of birds, and then watched the sequel instead: 1997's The Lost World (Jurassic Park 2) directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore! The Lost World got a lot of flak for not being as good as the first Jurassic Park, but if not for having to fill those giant puddle-rippling shoes, is it really that bad? Come find out with us! Is Julianne Moore a dinosaur agent? Should Jeff Goldblum play James Bond? Are T-Rexes telekinetic? Why are we talking about David Duchovny so much? We get right to the bottom of it. Eventually. Sort of. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matinee-manatees/support

Escape From Vault Disney
Roger Rabbit shorts

Escape From Vault Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 59:10


This week we're bypassing the randomizer for another Guest's Choice episode, in which our good friend Kyle A. Carrozza "makes" us watch three classic theatrical animated shorts from the late 80s and early 90s, based off that smash hit movie from a few years earlier in which Disney asked themselves, "Hey, remember when we used to make wacky cartoons? That was fun, why aren't we still doing that?" Join Tony Goldmark, Sydney Agnew, Kyle A. Carrozza and Luke Ski as they figure out who framed the ROGER RABBIT SHORTS! Shorts covered in this episode: - Tummy Trouble (1989) - Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990) [available on Disney+ as an "Extra" on Who Framed Roger Rabbit] - Trail Mix-Up (1993) Check out my guests' stuff! SYDNEY AGNEW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thederpyhipster  Twitter: https://twitter.com/thederpyhipster  KYLE A. CARROZZA Website: https://www.kyleacarrozza.com Podcast: http://kyleandluke.com Bandcamp: https://tvskyle.bandcamp.com   LUKE SKI Portfolio: https://www.luke.ski TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the_great_luke_ski Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegreatlukeski And check out this show on social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/efvdpodcast Host's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonygoldmark Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/972385353152531 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tonygoldmark Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tonygoldmark

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 150: Screenwriting Masterclass with Oscar® Nominee John Sayles

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 93:05


Today on the show we have legendary independent filmmaker and Oscar® nominated screenwriter John Sayles.John Sayles is one of America's best known independent filmmakers, receiving critical acclaim for films including Eight Men Out (1988), Lone Star (1996) and Men with Guns (1997). He's also written screenplays for mainstream films such as Passion Fish (1992), Limbo (1999), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) and did a draft of Jurassic Park (1993) for Steven Spielberg.John has been named by American critic Roger Ebert as"one of the few genuinely independent American filmmakers",which John modestly denies!John has directed over 20 films and written well over 100 screenplays throughout his career. Two of his early films, The Return of the Seacaucus Seven (1978) and Baby Its You (1982), were selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation in 2012. John was born outside Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Williams College.John is a talented screenwriter as well as director; he made his first professional short film TSR: Thirty Seconds Over Reims (1971) after winning a talent competition with a script for the film. John's work often touches on social issues – including unemployment, inner-city violence and war – which John believes make excellent material for stories due to complex personal relationships involved with these topics.John also discusses his career path, including his decision to become a screenwriter, the difficulties he faced working as a screenwriter in Hollywood and his experience of writing for other directors such as Steven Spielberg.John and I had an amazing conversation that was full of knowledge bombs. It was truly like being in a filmmaking and screenwriting masterclass, hence the title of the episode.Sit back, relax and get ready to take some notes. Enjoy my epic conversation with John Sayles.

Back to the Future: The Podcast
Future History Ago Go with Rob Mellon

Back to the Future: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 33:07


July 3rd, 1985 - a day that a little time travel movie produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Robert Zemeckis called Back to the Future was released to the public. This podcast will dive into the world of BTTF, and discuss the movies, characters, and behind-the-scenes details on one of the greatest trilogies of all time. So buckle in, make sure your flux capacitor is fluxing, and enjoy the 88 mile per hour adventure of the Back to the Future trilogy. Pre-Order the "Back from the Future" paperback with expanded material! Amazon- https://bit.ly/BackFromTheFutureBook Bookshop- https://bit.ly/BackFromTheFuturebook Barnes and Noble- https://bit.ly/BackFromtheFutureBook Mango- https://bit.ly/BackfromTheFutureBook Chapters indigo- https://bit.ly/BackFromThefutureBook Buy the BACK FROM THE FUTURE Book. Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/history-ago-go/id1523590325?i=1000542790036 The Back to the Future series is a timeless collection greatly revered by all audiences. The beauty of this book by Brad Gilmore is that it doesn't present the history of the film as textbook information. He discusses these films from a place of passion and so effectively reveals how the history behind the movies is just as engaging as the films themselves. Gilmore, a radio and television host and host of Back to the Future: The Podcast, is an expert on all things Back to the Future. Pairing his knowledge with his passion for the films, Gilmore uses this book to discuss details and movie trivia that reveal just why the trilogy has stood the test of time. As a fan speaking to fellow fans, he dives into fan theories and provides answers to many questions readers have—because they are the very questions he himself has asked. HOST:  Rob Mellon FEATURED BREW:  Voodoo Ranger 1985 Hazy IPA, New Belgium Brewing, Ft. Collins, Colorado   Back to the Future: The Podcast is produced and presented by Brad Gilmore, and is not affiliated with the Back to the Future franchise. This show is meant for entertainment and documentary purposes only, and does not intend to infringe on any copyrights of Universal Pictures, Back to the Future, or any of its characters, clips or music. Brad Gilmore expresses views and statements which represent that of the hosts and the guests of the program alone. The statements made on this program are in no way intended to represent views of any other organization affiliated with the hosts or guests and in no way represent the views of the sponsors.

Tonebenders Podcast
180 - Kyrsten Mate (Soundgirls Re-podcast)

Tonebenders Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:07


We are happy to "re-podcast" this great interview, originally aired on The SoundGirls Podcast. Kyrsten Mate is an award winning Sound Designer who has worked for Skywalker Sound for 25 years. Her credits include Mulan, The Midnight Sky, Ready Player One, Tomorrowland, Jarhead, and many others. Among the directors she has worked with are Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Brad Bird, and Walter Murch. In addition, she recently completed the Sound Design for Disneyland's Batuu: Galaxy's Edge.

The Envelope Please
1993: Schindler's List

The Envelope Please

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:56


Steven Spielberg finally reigned supreme with his undisputed Best Picture winner Schindler's List. Listen as we break down this amazing year at the Oscars!

Sports Curious
How To Survive The Awkward Holiday Moments

Sports Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:15


Steer clear from a flare-up at the Thanksgiving table by avoiding these conversation minefields and diverting to a safer (and dare we say sportier?) one. 1. For any conversation involving politics Plenty of political and Hollywood icons once ran the sidelines. Samuel L. Jackson, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Meryl Streep and four former U.S.A. Presidents (Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Reagan and George W. Bush) all had spirit. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the marching band. In college, you would've found Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg, Alan Greenspan and Lionel Richie entertaining you in formation at halftime. Much safer than venturing into the political minefield at the dinner table.   2. When grandma asks you why you're not married…for the 10th time—that day. Tell grandma that a long-lasting marriage isn't a sure bet, but you know what is? The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys (NFL - National Football League) taking the field on Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving tradition started for the Lions in 1934 and 1966 for the Cowboys. So regardless of whether you're cheering for the winless Lions or the first-place Cowboys, one thing you can count on is these teams to play while you nap off your meal.   3. Your dog-obsessed aunt joins you for Thanksgiving lunch and brings her dog that she feeds from the table. For the dog who doesn't earn the title of best showing at the table, there's still hope to claim the title of "Best in Show." Thanksgiving also doubles as the date of the National Dog Show. And just like your uncle, who avoids anything with Cheez-Whiz, the judges have high standards too. They're not only looking for a dog with defined features, correct gait and fitness level but a happy dog that enjoys the competition, so each dog's expression and general demeanor receive extra scrutiny. 4. Your little sister keeps taking selfies, and all you can think about is how full you are. Be thankful you don't have to pass a post-meal jiggle test. Some NFL team's cheer coaches conduct "jiggle tests" to assess the firmness of the cheerleaders' bodies during the season, and if they don't pass the test, they're benched. During a regular-season many make, on average less than $10/hour. With practices, appearances and games, they put in 30-40 hour weeks during the season, but most are required to have a full-time job elsewhere. 5. When your sibling throws a dinner roll at you (You know it's going to happen no matter how old you are). Don't get caught up in the heat of the moment, unlike Kelly Stafford. Kelly Stafford and her QB husband, Matt, are new additions to the LA Rams roster this year. Matt and his team took a beating in last week's Monday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers. During the game, Kelly threw a pretzel at a taunting opposing fan. A neighboring Rams fan called her out on it, and she later apologized for her bad behavior on Instagram. Links: Five things you never knew about NFL cheerleaders: https://lastnightsgame.com/podcast/2019/11-nfl-cheerleaders

NostalgiaCast
Episode 47: AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986) (with Robert Yaniz Jr.)

NostalgiaCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 74:20


The streets are paved with cheese in our latest episode of NostalgiaCast. Robert Yaniz Jr. of Crooked Table Productions joins Jonny and Darin for a 35th Anniversary discussion of AN AMERICAN TAIL, Don Bluth's second attempt to usurp Disney's animation throne. But is this melancholy tale of a Russian-Jewish family of mice emigrating to America too heavy for kids? Hold tight to your family and find out!

ReconCinemation
Saving Private Ryan: Earning It

ReconCinemation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 118:43


Thanksgiving is nearly here and the ReconCinemation gang is celebrating with another entry in T-Hanksgiving, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN! While most are still doing their last minute turkey prep, Jon, David & Brent are taking a look into 90s Tom Hanks and one of his celebrated films: from his disastrous 1990 to the comeback a few years later, skyorcketing to back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, his directorial debut, his reunion with Steven Spielberg & more! Plus, an examination of the historical accuracy of the film, the cinematography of Janusz Kamiński, the character work of Spielberg, where it ranks amongst Spielberg's & Hanks' other films, the incredible cast, the huge influence the film cast over the way action scenes were filmed going forward, early memories, how the film holds up today & so much more! The mission was a podcast... it's SAVING PRIVATE RYAN! Twitter/IG: @reconcinemation facebook.com/reconcinemation Cover and Episode Art by Curtis Moore (IG: curt986) Theme by E.K. Wimmer (ekwimmer.com)

Fine Movies. Fine Spirits.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Fine Movies. Fine Spirits.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 113:56


To honor our nation's veterans, Mikey, Dave and Chris talked about the 1998 Steven Spielberg classic, "Saving Private Ryan" starring the great Tom Hanks. While this was recorded on Veterans Day, Mikey was not able to get it finalized and edited until tonight, and even though it's later than we had hoped - it's never too late to say thank you to our vets and our current troops. We hope you enjoy this episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/finemovies/message

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast
BPS 149: The Art of Creativity and Wonder with Jeffery Davis

Bulletproof Screenplay® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 76:19


As we get older it seems that we lose tough with our inner child. We lose touch with that remarkable creative engine. Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg have figured out a way to not only stay in contact with his inner child but also not lose his sense of wonder.Today's guest will be helping us tap into out own sense of wonder that can help you on your creative path. We have on the show author, entrepreneur and human potential expert Jeffery Davis.Jeff approach's life and work as a quest. Everything he does – from building a thriving business to writing books to serving as a branding strategist to designing live Brand Artistry Labs to delivering keynotes to guiding his two girls' through childhood – are part and parcel of the same quest for integrity, meaning, and making.But like most quests, mine has been neither easy nor straightforward.He has deliberately sought a life of meaning and making since he was 19 and declared in his private notebook that he would become a writer and preserve my imagination. In his 20s, he co-founded The Walden Institute, devoted to studying  human potential through the intersections of neuroscience, existential psychology, and the literary arts. By age 31, though, he was all intellect and drive with a shrinking heart and vanishing imagination.I get to work with top-notch change-makers, and that includes our team of creative renegades at Tracking Wonder consultancy – our boutique consultancy focused on brand story identity, strategy, and asset development.Tracking wonder is not kid's stuff. It's radical grown-up stuff.Jeff lives with these burning questions that shape his days:How does Story change us?How is creating a signature brand with integrity a meaningful, creative endeavor?How is wonder the source of every human being's original creative genius?How are building a family and building a business part and parcel of living a life of making meaning, projects, a livelihood, and a difference?The result has culminated in this quest for tracking wonder.His new book is called Tracking Wonder: Reclaiming a Life of Meaning and Possibility in a World Obsessed with Productivity.Discover how the lost art of wonder can help you cultivate greater creativity, resilience, meaning, and joy as you bring your greatest contributions to life.Beyond grit, focus, and 10,000 hours lies a surprising advantage that all creatives have—wonder. Far from child's play, wonder is the one radical quality that has led exemplary people from all walks of life to move toward the fruition of their deepest dreams and wildest endeavors—and it can do so for you, too.“Wonder is a quiet disruptor of unseen biases,” writes Jeffrey Davis. “It dissolves our habitual ways of seeing and thinking so that we may glimpse anew the beauty of what is real, true, and possible.” Rich with wisdom, inspiring stories, and practical tools, Tracking Wonder invites us to explore how the lost art of wonder can inspire a life of greater joy, possibility, and purpose. You'll discover:The six facets of wonder—key qualities to help you cultivate the art of wonder in your work, relationships, and lifeHow wonder can help us fertilize creativity, sustain the motivation to pursue big ideas, navigate uncertainty and crises, deepen our relationships, and moreThe biases against wonder—moving beyond societal and internalized resistance to our inherent giftsWhy experiencing wonder isn't really about achieving goals—though that happens—but about how we live each dayInspiring stories of people whose experiences of wonder helped them move through the unthinkable to create extraordinary livesPractical exercises, tools, and reflections to help you begin your own practice of tracking wonderA refreshing counter-voice to the exhausting narrative hyper-productivity, Tracking Wonder is a welcome guide for experiencing more meaning and joy in the present moment as you bring your greatest contributions to life.If you are stuck or just need a jump start to your creative process then get ready to take some notes.Enjoy my "wonder" filled conversation with Jeffery Davis.

Hotel Jorge Juan
Hab. 418: Javier Ocaña: De Blancanieves a Kurosawa

Hotel Jorge Juan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 78:34


Javier Ocaña es crítico de cine en El País y colaborador en el programa 'Hoy por Hoy' de la Cadena Ser. Acaba de publicar su libro "De Blancanieves a Kurosawa: La aventura de ver cine con los hijos" (Ed. Península). Hoy viene al Hotel para tomarse una copa conmigo y charlar de lo que aprendimos viendo cine de niños, de las distintas capas del humor, de Blancanieves, Kurosawa, Matilda, los Hermanos Marx, Bob Esponja, Spielberg o Big, de eso que ahora llaman "cine con valores", del a veces tan denostado cine familiar, de pequeños traumas infantiles, de recuerdos, escenas y mucho, mucho más. Como siempre, donde siempre. Películas Mencionadas: - Jumanji, Joe Johnston, 1995 - Rescate, Ron Howard, 1996 - El infierno del odio, Akira Kurosawa, 1996 - Matar a un ruiseñor, Robert Mulligan, 1964 - Aterriza como puedas, 1980 - El olvido que seremos, Fernando Trueba, 2019 - Scarface, Brian de Palma, 1983 - El guardaespaldas, Mick Jackson, 1992 - Revuelta en Haití, Jean Negulesco, 1952 - Evasión o victoria, John Huston, 1981 - Sopa de Ganso, Leo McCarey, 1933 - Bob Esponja: La Película, 2004 - Big, Penny Marshall, 1988 - Mi Chica, Howard Zieff, 1991 - Descubriendo a Forrester, Gus Van Sant, 2000 - Coco, Adrián Molina y Lee Unkrich, 2017 - El Gran Dictador, Charles Chaplin, 1940 - Rocky, John G. Avildsen, 1976 - Lawrence de Arabia, David Lean, 1962 - Call me by your name, Luca Guadagnino, 2017 - Charada, Stanley Donen, 1963 - La Soga, Alfred Hitchcock, 1948 - Parque Jurásico, Steven Spielberg, 1993 - Tiburón, Steven Spielberg, 1975 - Sonrisas y Lágrimas, Robert Wise, 1965 - Algo para recordar, Nora Ephron, 1993 - Tienes un email, Nora Ephron, 1998 - Tú y yo, Leo McCarey, 1957 - El Padrino 3, Francis Ford Coppola, 1990 - Aguirre, la cólera de Dios, Werner Herzog, 1975 - Dune, Dennis Villeneuve, 2021 - Arrival, Dennis Villeneuve, 2016 - Prisioneros, Dennis Villeneuve, 2013 - Enemy, Dennis Villeneuve, 2013 - Blade Runner 2049, Dennis Villeneuve, 2017 - Isla de Perros, Wes Anderson, 2018 - Matilda, Danny DeVito, 1996 - La maldicion de las Brujas, Nicolas Roeg, 1990 - Academia Rushmore, Wes Anderson, 1998 - Los Santos Inocentes, Mario Camus, 1984

Finding Mastery
Jay Samit: Take Control of Your Future, Now

Finding Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 81:06


This week's conversation is with Jay Samit, a dynamic entrepreneur and intrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on disruption and innovation. The former Independent Vice Chairman of Deloitte Consulting, Jay helped grow pre-IPO companies such as LinkedIn, been a Nasdaq company CEO, held senior management roles at EMI, Sony and Universal Studios, pioneered breakthrough advancements in mobile, ecommerce, digital distribution, and spatial reality that are used by billions of consumers every day. Jay raises hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, advises Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends.His list of partners and associates reads like a who's who list of innovators, including: Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, David Geffen, Sir Richard Branson, and Paul Allen.And if you're interested in learning more after listening to this conversation, I definitely recommend checking out Jay's book - Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation.----Please support our partners!We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!!To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to http://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aww Shift
Chris Van Vliet - The Man With The Magic Mike

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 22:42


In today's episode, our guest is Chris Van Vliet. He is a 4-time Emmy award-winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and YouTuber based in Miami, Florida. Christ has traveled the world reporting from events like the Oscars, Grammys, and the Cannes Film Festival.  Chris's broadcasting career began in 2005 after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with an honors degree in Communication Studies. His first on-air job was working as a news reporter and videographer for CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Ontario, before hosting the MTV-2 show “969” in Vancouver, BC, and then hosting “Inside Jam” on SUN TV in Toronto. And today, he is going to share with us how he built his company and becoming an award-winning personality.    [10:51] Why should we listen to you? My podcast is all about figuring out what makes great people so great. And I'm just fascinated by deconstructing the things that make people get to rise to the top. It is a lot of tips and tactics to get there. And my interviews are all about having these conversations and figuring out what you do in your life that I can steal from and apply to my own life to make myself a better person. I've had the great fortune of having conversations with Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey.   [12:13] What was the path you took to get here? I had a fisher price tape recorder, like with cassette tapes, and I would pretend to be a radio host. And that's where it began. I just loved mimicking the radio hosts that I heard on the radio. And when I got into high school, I took a communication studies class where we would go out and film like a TV episode. Even though you got to be behind the camera and edit, and you got to run the camera. I loved being in front of the camera.  I love being able to elicit that response when you had a microphone in your hand.    [13:37] I reached out to every TV station in my college town. Every radio station in my college town just sent them a random email. It said, “I'm passionate about broadcasting and Communication Studies major, can I come in and volunteer?” and see how it's done in the real world. They didn't need to, but one radio station brought me on on their street team. I handed out stuff at different events.   [17:14] What do you think best prepared you to be able to take that floor? I think I just ran with it. I was not ready.  When I look back at those tapes from me being on the news for the first two years, it was not good at all. But I had the confidence that I knew that I put in the effort if I put in the time. Not unlike you and your football career 1% better, every single day is gonna make you that much better in the long run. I had a long-term vision of what I wanted to do. And I knew that I just stepped one or two right now. But I'd reverse-engineered where I wanted to be back to where I was now and when.    [18:18] Do you have that kind of confidence in yourself? I think you got to know that if you're down right now or things aren't where you want them to be right now, that doesn't mean that that's how it's going to be forever. I think you know the kind of going back to the other story, about sending out these random emails maybe not hearing back, or maybe hearing no some people I think we'll hear one known.    [19:08] What are some of the behind-the-scenes stories, statements, comments that nobody would even know? I've interviewed The Rock nine times. He promotes his films. I've interviewed him for you name any film he's done in the last eight to 10 years. We've interviewed for it. The Rock was always at the top of my list, and they always say you shouldn't meet your heroes button. But if your hero happens to be Dwayne Johnson, then you should meet your hero. We were backstage on Monday night Ross. So I got him in the setting that I was at. I got him in WWE. He has the star quality about him, where he is self-aware enough to know that he is the biggest star in the world and that this moment is important for you.    [21:55] How do you think they got their man their operating levels our brain can't even comprehend? The first time I interviewed the Rock was nine years ago. The Rock in 2012 is not the same Rock that we see now. And I read a fascinating article about him in The Hollywood Reporter, and you think about like in the late 2000s like he was doing the Race to Witch Mountain, Tooth Fairy. Gameplan.  These aren't the movies we know the Rock for. And his career wasn't going where the way he wanted it to. And he said he wanted to be Will Smith but bigger. His agent said, “No. You want to slim down. You want to be like you wanna be the Hollywood type.” Anyone that just doesn't feel like me. He ends up switching agents. His new agent said, you're the Rock, you're this generation's Arnold, be as big as you possibly can be. And you think about that shift that he made. He went from those roles to Fast and Furious Five GI Joe to Pain and Gain.   [24:33] What wakes you up when you get up in the morning right now? My goal in life is to be pumped about what I'm going to do every single day and be able to go to sleep. I picked up my life in the middle of a pandemic and moved to Los Angeles last summer. I was hosting a great TV show in Miami called deco drive, and I was traveling the world interviewing a lot of the celebrities we listed. But I just knew I wanted more. I want more in every situation and one more from every single conversation. I want to be hosting a national TV show again. So, every single day, I'm putting in that work, and I love having these types of conversations.   [26:05] What promise did God make to the world when He created you? I've had this insatiable drive. I've been all about goals and goal setting and like chasing after goals. I say vague goals get vague results.    Learn more about Chris Vam Vliet on: Website: https://chrisvanvliet.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisVanVliet  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisVanVliet  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisvanvliet/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ULsqsUW_UB1F6i2rOo_uQ 

Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr
Ready Player One

Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 58:59


Whew boy are we ever unhappy this week!In the decade since the celebration of all things* geeky and nerdy was published, we've done a complete 180 on this property. In part it's because of the over saturation of nostalgia and corporate IP, but also because things like Gamergate and Comicsgate have darkened explicitly male-oriented perspectives on fandom (to say nothing of things like the "Not That Kind of Girl" movement).In hindsight, this is Ernest Cline's shopping list of what he thinks is cool, which means excluding *female texts and even family-oriented material. While the idea of celebrating marginalized pop culture and embarking on mythic quests is still fun, the sad reality is that this book has aged very badly.So what's the film's excuse?! Not only does it misunderstand the point of the book, but the challenges are dumb, Artemis is somehow even worse and it's nearly TWO AND A HALF HOURS long! Don't even get Joe started on all ofThe Shining stuff. In Brenna's words: "Thanks, I hated it."Wanna connect with the show? Follow us on Twitter @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKHSPod:Brenna: @brennacgrayJoe: @bstolemyremoteHave something longer to say or a comment about book club? Email us at hkhspod@gmail.com. See you on the page and on the screen!

Don't Push Pause
Episode 85 : Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Don't Push Pause

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 78:00


As soon as it hit theaters, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK became the blockbuster pinnacle of where imagination meets adventure. Forty years after its release, this powerhouse pairing of George Lucas & Steven Spielberg remains a massive achievement within its genre, the film to which all others are compared. And the journey of how Indiana Jones became an icon is a complex & wild ride all by itself. //**Discussions include**// Origin story & humble, inspired development behind Indiana Jones, plus the early partnership between Lucas & Spielberg; brazen dealings with the studio over production; shooting hardships, injuries & behind the scenes stories; the strength behind RAIDERS' lead actors, plus early casting possibilities; what makes this a thrilling & crowd-pleasing experience; the glorious, multi-layered score, reception & franchise. Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman & John Rhys-Davies star in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981). Directed by Steven Spielberg. //**Picks of the Week**// • Lindsay's Pick: STARMAN (1984). Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith. /// Directed by John Carpenter. • Justin's Pick: REGARDING HENRY (1991). Harrison Ford, Annette Bening. /// Directed by Mike Nichols. //**MurrayMoment**// Karen Allen's experience of working with Bill on SCROOGED (1988).   //**Final Thoughts on RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.**// —Next Episode: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)!—     //Please Subscribe, Rate & Review on any platform. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube. //Complete Episode Archive, Videos & Store: www.dontpushpausepodcast.com //Questions? Comments? Email us: dontpushpausepodcast@gmail.com //Hosts: Justin Johnson & Lindsay Reber //Music: Matt Pace //Announcer: Mary Timmel //Logo: Beau Shoulders     Be Kind and Rewatch! // November 16, 2021

Wild with Sarah Wilson
DAVID WHYTE: the insta-calm of poetry and asking beautiful questions

Wild with Sarah Wilson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 65:04


David Whyte is the guy who got me into poetry; Steven Spielberg has said the same of the Irish poet and philosopher who leads hiking/poetry tours around the world and works with Sam Harris on his meditation app.David trained as a marine biologist and was a naturalist guide in the Galapagos, the Amazon and Himalayas, before becoming a professional poet because, as I heard him explain once, the language of science wasn't largest enough to convey existence. Not long after I first read David's writing, I was at a cafe in a small town where my nomadic journey had landed me, when a friend walked over and invited me to join him and his mate... it was David. Since then we've met up a few times and I hiked with him and his family in the Lake District in the footsteps of Wordsworth (I detail the hike in This One Wild and Precious Life). David's work taught me stillness and patience, and got me to love and honour my aloneness…and introduced me to the wild idea I discuss with David in this episode: One of the most important disciplines of a human life is to ask beautiful questions…to ask them in unbeautiful moments, to ask them courageously and vulnerably.  Many of you have requested David joins my podcast and TBH, this is a very special episode.  David has just wrapped up his Sunday talking sessions he referred to in the episode, and he will be announcing more dates soon. Keep an eye on his website for details: https://davidwhyte.com/ You can get a copy of David's book we reference in this episode Consolations here: https://amzn.to/3FeKWGS  Favourite Wild with Sarah Wilson on the LiSTNR app here https://www.listnr.com/podcasts/wild-with-sarah-wilson  Find out more about Sarah Wilson: www.sarahwilson.com Get your copy of Sarah Wilson's book This One Wild and Precious Life: A hopeful path forward in a fractured world here https://amzn.to/3vs3tf2  Connect on Instagram: www.instagram.com/_sarahwilson_   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
The "Columbo" 50th Anniversary Show with David Koenig

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 103:15


To mark the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of "Columbo," Gilbert and Frank are joined by author and pop culture historian David Koenig for a loving look at the iconic show, its mercurial star Peter Falk, its impressive lineup of guest killers and character actors and David's new book, "Shooting Columbo: The Lives and Deaths of TV's Rumpled Detective." Also in this episode: Bing Crosby takes a pass, Eddie Albert speaks his mind Steven Spielberg knocks it out of the park and Larry Cohen signs on as a "murder consultant." PLUS: Vito Scotti! The brilliance of Jack Cassidy! The genius of Levinson & Link! The debacle of "Mrs. Columbo"! Truman Capote "bumps off" Johnny Carson! The boys pick their favorite episode! And David reveals the truth (?) about Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Movie Merge
Back To The Future, The Hangover, and Jurassic Park w/ Todd Rick

Movie Merge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 66:14


This week we had another guest appearance!We are joined by Todd Rick from the Offended Podcast, and we are going to be discussing the 3 movies he picked this week. We have a classic time travel movie from the 80's, we have a comedy that is always referenced and is loved by most, and we have a movie about dinosaurs that has a huge cult following.Along with that, Todd brought a merge to the table that was a brand new format, which you are not gonna want to missIts time to rate, review, and MERGE MOVIES

Sucedió una noche
Sucedió una noche | El debut de Spielberg, la Torre Eiffel y 'A Chorus Line'

Sucedió una noche

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 57:04


Hace 50 años se estrenaba ‘El diablo sobre ruedas', la película que marcó el pistoletazo de salida de la carrera de Steven Spielberg. Una temprana muestra de talento que explica por qué el director ha llegado hasta donde lo ha hecho. Repasamos también cómo ha retratado el cine la Torre Eiffel parisina, charlamos con el director Juanjo Giménez y en nuestra sección dedicada a los musicales recordamos ‘A chorus line', la adaptación al cine del musical de Broadway que ahora mismo se representa en un teatro de Madrid. 

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 519: Directing Hitchcock and Writing for Spielberg with Sasha Gervasi

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 83:08


Being a podcaster now for over 600 episodes I've heard all sorts of stories on how people make it in the film business. From Sundance darlings to blind luck. Now today's guest story is easily one of the most incredible and entertaining origin stories I've ever heard. We have on the show today award-winning director, producer, and screenwriter, Sacha Gervasi.Sacha won the screenwriter lottery with his first-ever screenplay, which was a un-produceable short film script, caught the eye of the legendary Steven Spielberg. That script, My Dinner with Herve would eventually be expanded and released in 2018 by HBO. The film stars the incomparable, Peter Dinklage.  Unlike most writers/directors who go on to produce their debut films, Gervasi's 1993 entry project wasn't made until just three years ago. I promise you, Sacha spills every detail of the fascinating story of his encounter with Hervé Villechaize, the famous little person from shows like Fantasy Island and films like James Bond's The Man with the Golden Gun. Hervé was arguably one of the most famous people in the world in the late '70s and early 80's. Sacha sat with Herve in a marathon interview, and the connection they forge during their brief, yet impactful meet.After his life-changing encounter with the Fantasy Island star, which followed Hervé's abrupt and unfortunate suicide, Sacha was determined to get his story told in its entirety and justifiably.  He ditched his mid-level journalism job in England and moved to Los Angeles to attend film school at UCLA after developing the script for My Dinner with Herve. While on the climb-up, Sacha wrote screenplays for The Big Tease (1999) and The Terminal (2004) which was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Hanks. The comedy-drama film grossed $219.4 million at the Box office with a $60 million budget and has become a holiday classic in the UK.Tom Hanks played an Eastern European tourist who unexpectedly finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there because he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time is unable to return to his native country because of a military coup.In 2008, Sacha made his documentary directorial debut and executive produced Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The amazing documentary premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival about a heavy metal band that never gave up on their dreams of being a successful band. Anvil was established in 1978 and became one of the most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts with thirteen albums. The documentary ranks at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.He also directed the 2012 film Hitchcock, a story about the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1969). It starred Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlet Johansson. Sasha is such an interesting human being, I had such a ball talking with him.  We talk about the film business, his origin stories, his screenwriting craft, what he's doing now, and so much more.Enjoy my entertaining conversation with Sacha Gervasi.

Film at Fifty
Duel with Will Hyler

Film at Fifty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 98:23


Will Hyler joins Brian for a discussion of DUEL, the feature directorial debut of Steven Spielberg! They also talk about Spielberg's legendary career and pick his three best films.DUEL is available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3CUDxeXFollow the podcast at filmatfifty.com and @filmatfifty on social media, and please leave a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Trick or Treat Radio
TorTR #485 - Prick Jagger's Got The Bends

Trick or Treat Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 145:52


A young and modern podcast gets invited to explore an ancient and haunted show. During the course of the episode they undergo a serious change of plans when they awaken a dark spirit due to their tepid response to Basket Case! New Guest November returns and this year we kick it off with Bret and David from The Swearwolves podcast to discuss the film, The Deep House from directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury! Are these guys our long lost brothers from the other coast?! We also discuss whether Thriller or Bad was the better album, there is more Dr. Loomis insanity, and there is even some Pinball talk! So grab your fancy breathing apparatus, submerge yourself in your drink of choice and strap on for the world's most dangerous podcast!Stuff we talk about: The Swearwolves, Michael Jackson, Thriller, Bad, which album was better, KISS, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, Culture Club, Koko B. Ware meets Parliament Funkadelic, G.I. Joe, Martin Scorcese, John Landis, Vic Morrow, Smooth Criminal, it's a generational thing, Michael Jackson impersonator, Basket Case, Belial, John Carpenter, Halloween, The Thing, Dr. Loomis, MZ the Master Debater, Sean Cunningham, Friday the 13th, CGI handicapped placards, Undercover Brother, arcade/pinball, Phoenix, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Monster Bash, Dracula, Sean Clark, Ghostbusters, Addams Family, Loomis Parked First, 30 Fathom Grave, Failure, James Jagger, Camille Rowe, House of Wax Off, One Direction, Mick Jagger, The Deep House, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury, Found Footage, drone shots, Speed, Leprechaun in Space, dark movies, underwater haunted house, Dario Argento, Inferno, Michael Myers Repellent, CM Punk, Checkhov's Breathing Apparatus, The Girl on the Third Floor, House of Jizm, the MZ whisperer, filming in real time, Nightshot, Idris and Jessica Elba, an Egg McGuffin, The Belial Bunch, Nite Owl and the Other Chick, Ham and Grape Jelly Sandwiches, Salt Water Taffy, is The Sandlot a Baseball movie or a coming of age movie?, Raiders of the Lost Ark, go back to your Cheerios, Steven Spielberg, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, language lessons, Titane, Zombie Grrlz, Weekend at Ares', Disney+ Day, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dune, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, The Eternals, Quasar, Star Wars: Visions, Bossk, Dexter, wellness checks, Raw, Julia Ducournau, Titanium, and Swearwolves Not Werewolves.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trickortreatradioJoin our Discord Community: discord.trickortreatradio.comSend Email/Voicemail: mailto:podcast@trickortreatradio.comVisit our website: http://trickortreatradio.comStart your own podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=386Use our Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2CTdZzKFB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/trickortreatradioTwitter: http://twitter.com/TrickTreatRadioFacebook: http://facebook.com/TrickOrTreatRadioYouTube: http://youtube.com/TrickOrTreatRadioInstagram: http://instagram.com/TrickorTreatRadioSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/trickortreatradio)

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 518: A Filmmaking and Screenwriting Masterclass with Oscar® Nominee John Sayles

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 92:36


Today on the show we have legendary independent filmmaker and Oscar® nominated screenwriter John Sayles.John Sayles is one of America's best known independent filmmakers, receiving critical acclaim for films including Eight Men Out (1988), Lone Star (1996) and Men with Guns (1997). He's also written screenplays for mainstream films such as Passion Fish (1992), Limbo (1999), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) and did a draft of Jurassic Park (1993) for Steven Spielberg. John has been named by American critic Roger Ebert as"one of the few genuinely independent American filmmakers",which John modestly denies![presto_player id=46221]John has directed over 20 films and written well over 100 screenplays throughout his career. Two of his early films, The Return of the Seacaucus Seven (1978) and Baby Its You (1982), were selected by the United States National Film Registry for preservation in 2012. John was born outside Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Williams College.John is a talented screenwriter as well as director; he made his first professional short film TSR: Thirty Seconds Over Reims (1971) after winning a talent competition with a script for the film. John's work often touches on social issues – including unemployment, inner-city violence and war – which John believes make excellent material for stories due to complex personal relationships involved with these topics.John Sayles is an example of someone who supports the independent film movement. John's films Lone Star (1996) and Matewan (1987) were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and John himself has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.John and I had an amazing conversation that was full of knowledge bombs. It was truly like being in a filmmaking and screenwriting masterclass, hence the title of the episode.Sit back, relax and get ready to take some notes. Enjoy my epic conversation with John Sayles.

Reel It Back
‘Saving Private Ryan': Not FUBAR

Reel It Back

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 91:41


One of the best war movies of all-time is on tap and the guys start by discussing the brutal circumstances during war and the incredible depiction by Steven Spielberg. They discuss the stressful first scene and talk the grade A casting of this epic. The guys hail Tom Hanks portrayal of Captain John Miller and get into the controversial choices of Corporal Upham. The guys close it out with their top 5 war movies of all-time! Happy Veterans Day! Twitter: @ReelItBackPodInstagram: ReelItBackPodFacebook: Reel It BackPart of the Walk-Ons NetworkThank you for listening!

Midnight Train Podcast
Cursed Movies

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 119:32


 In a world, where the midnight train podcast is at the top of the podcast game, one thing has the power to destroy everything they have worked for. This week their world will come crumbling down as everything they've achieved will be tested and possibly destroyed due to the madness that is (dun dun duuuuuuuunnnnn) cursed Movies!!! Tonight on the midnight train we are combining two of our favorite things…. This podcast and lots and lots of beer…YEAH! Oh wait, we do that every week… Oh, that's right, it's this podcast and….moooovies!! But… In true midnight train fashion, we can't just talk about movies…. We're gonna talk about cursed movies!!! That's right we are going to look at movies that for one reason or another have led to tragedy during and after the movies were made! Everything is on the table from health issues like cancer, accidental deaths while filming, people going crazy after filming, and just about everything else you can think of. Should be a fun and creepy ride discussing all these movies with you passengers and, in case you're wondering, yes we're still going to have a movies list at the end.    Ok so let's get into this and see what we have as far as cursed movies!   We're gonna start it with a big one since we just covered the subject matter of the film! The first cursed movie on our list is the exorcist. The filming of THE EXORCIST was done over nine months. The main set, a reproduction of the Georgetown home, was built in a warehouse in New York. During the filming, several curious incidents and accidents took place on the set and plagued those involved with the production. In addition, the budget of the film rose from $5 million to more than twice that amount. Obviously, any film production that lasts for more than a month or so will see its share of accidents and mishaps, but THE EXORCIST seems to have been particularly affected by unforeseeable calamities. Coincidence? Perhaps, but it left the cast and crew rightfully shaken.    The first incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. one Sunday morning when a fire broke out on the set. There was only one security guard at the Ceco 54th Street Studios when the McNeil house set caught fire and burned. The fire was the result of a bad electrical circuit, but it shut down filming for six weeks while the set was reconstructed from scratch. Ironically, as soon as the new set was ready, the sprinkler system broke down, causing an additional two-week delay.    Few of the actors in the film escaped personal troubles during the shoot. Just as Max Von Sydow (who played Father Merrin) touched down in New York to film his first scenes, he received a phone call saying that his brother died unexpectedly in Sweden. Von Sydow himself later became very ill during the filming. Irish actor Jack MacGowran (who played Burke Dennings) died only one week after his character was killed by the demon in the movie. Jason Miller (who played Father Karras) was stunned when his young son, Jordan, was struck down on an empty beach by a motorcyclist who appeared out of nowhere. The boy ALMOST died. THAT'S GOOD NEWS! Ellen Burstyn (who played Chris McNeill) wrenched her back badly during one scene when she was slapped by the possessed girl. The stunt went badly awry and she was laid up in bed for several weeks afterward, causing more delays in the filming. They had a rig attached to her where a guy offscreen would pull a rope that was tied to her to get that “smacked hard as shit and launched across the room” look the director wanted. Apparently, the director didn't like the first take or two and told the guy with the rope to yoke the living piss out of her. He got his shot. She screwed up her back.    In New York, one of the carpenters accidentally cut off his thumb on the set and one of the lighting technicians lost a toe. This was all over the news at the time due to the mixup at the hospital where they put the wrong appendages on the wrong patients. Yep, they switched the toe for the thumb. And if you believed that, well… I'm not sorry even a little bit. Anyway, The exorcist's location trip to Iraq was delayed from the spring, which is relatively cool, to July, the hottest part of the summer, when the temperature rose to 130 degrees and higher. Out of the eighteen-man crew that was sent there, Friedkin lost the services of nine of them, at one time or another, due to dysentery (which is super shitty) or sunstroke. To make matters worse, the bronze statue of the neo-Assyrian winged demon Pazazu, which was packed in a ten-foot crate, got lost in an air shipment from Los Angeles and ended up in Hong Kong, which caused another two-week delay.    "I don't know if it was a jinx, really," actress Ellen Burstyn later said. "But there were some really strange goings-on during the making of the film. We were dealing with some really heavy material and you don't fool around with that kind of material without it manifesting in some way. There were many deaths in the film. Linda's grandfather died, the assistant cameraman's wife had a baby that died, the man who refrigerated the set died, the janitor who took care of the building was shot and killed … I think overall there were nine deaths during the course of the film, which is an incredible amount… it was scary." Unholy shit, batman!   Things got so bad that William Friedkin took some drastic measures. Father Thomas Bermingham, S.J., from the Jesuit community at Fordham University, had been hired as a technical advisor for the film, along with Father John Nicola, who, while not a Jesuit, had been taught by Jesuit theologians at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. Friedkin came to Bermingham and asked him to exorcise the set. The priest was unable to perform an actual exorcism, but he did give a solemn blessing in a ceremony that was attended by everyone then on the set, from Max Von Sydow to the technicians and grips. "Nothing else happened on the set after the blessing,” Bermingham stated, "but around that time, there was a fire in the Jesuit residence set in Georgetown." And while nothing else tragic occurred on the set, strange events and odd coincidences were reported during the post-production work on the film. "There were strange images and visions that showed up on film that were never planned," Friedkin later claimed. "There are double exposures in the little girl's face at the end of one reel that are unbelievable."   As we talked about in previous episodes, The film opened on December 26, 1973, to massive crowds. Within weeks of the first public screenings of the film, stories started to make the rounds that audience members were fainting and vomiting in the theaters. There were also reports of disturbing nightmares and reportedly, several theater ushers had to be placed under a doctor's care, or quit their jobs, after experiencing successive showings of the movie. In numerous cities that were checked after THE EXORCIST had run for several weeks, reporters found that every major hospital had been forced to deal with patients who reported, after seeing the film, severe cases of vomiting and hallucinations. There were also reports of people being carried out of theaters in stretchers. What do you think, passengers? Mere publicity stunts, or was this the real thing?    The info for this cursed movie came from a great article on americanhauntingsink.com check them out!   Next up we're gonna dive into a sweet little movie about a tree, a child's toy, and REAL SKELETONS IN THE SWIMMING POOL! Yep, you guessed it, poltergeist! The curse of Poltergeist spawned many theories about why the movie and its sequels were cursed with so much tragedy, with one suggesting the use of real-life human bones in the original film caused the hauntings.   Actress JoBeth Williams - who played the mother, Diane Freeling - is seen dropping into a pool of skeletons in one spooky scene and she later reveals the bones were real. She told TVLand: "In my innocence and naiveté, I assumed that these were not real skeletons.   "I assumed that they were prop skeletons made out of plastic or rubber . . . I found out, as did the crew, that they were using real skeletons, because it's far too expensive to make fake skeletons out of rubber."   Just four months after the film's release, tragedy struck with actress Dominique Dunne, who played the family's eldest daughter Dana, who became the victim of a grisly murder. On the day before Halloween in 1982, the actress, 22, was strangled by her ex-boyfriend John Thomas Sweeney outside their home in West Hollywood. She survived the attack but was left in a coma. She never regained consciousness and died five days later. Sweeney was later convicted of voluntary manslaughter and spent three and half years of a six-year sentence behind bars for the killing. He changed his name to John Maura so if you want to let him know what a twat he is, I mean… we can't stop you.   In the years after the film's release movie bosses plowed ahead with plans for a sequel and Poltergeist II: The Other Side hit cinemas in 1986. Among the cast was Will Sampson, best known for playing Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opposite Jack Nicholson. The actor - cast as shaman Taylor in the movie - was concerned about the use of real skeletons in the first film and offered to perform a real-life exorcism. He's believed to have conducted the ceremony alone and in the middle of the night, but the cast reportedly felt relieved afterward. However, less than a year after the film's release - the curse had claimed another victim. Sampson had long-term health problems as he suffered from a degenerative condition called scleroderma, which affected his heart and lungs. He underwent a heart and lung transplant in the summer of 1987 but died of post-operative kidney failure on June 3.    Ok, this one is sad and you've probably heard of it. The most famous victim of the Poltergeist curse was Heather O'Rourke. She appeared as Carol Anne in the first two films as well as the third installment, Poltergeist III, which hit cinemas in 1988. She died just four months before the movie's release at only 12 years of age. In January 1988, Heather fell ill with what appeared to be flu-like symptoms. She collapsed at home the following day and was rushed to the hospital. She suffered a cardiac arrest but doctors were able to revive her and they diagnosed her with intestinal stenosis - a partial obstruction of the intestine. She underwent surgery, but went into cardiac arrest again in recovery and doctors were unable to save her. She passed away in February 1988, just weeks after her 12th birthday, and it was later reported she died from congenital stenosis and septic shock. Absolutely heartbreaking.   Character actor Lou Perryman became the second cast member to fall victim to murder. He played Pugsley in the original movie and suffered a brutal end in 1992 when he was hacked to death with an ax aged 67. A convict recently released from prison, Seth Christopher Tatum, confessed he had killed Perryman at his home after coming off his medication and going on a drinking binge. Tatum pleaded guilty to his murder in 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison.   Actor Richard Lawson played one of the parapsychologists, Ryan, in the original film (not the guy who ate the chicken with the maggots… you're welcome) and he came close to becoming another victim of the curse in 1992. He was involved in a terrifying plane crash in 1992 when the USAir Flight 405 crashed into New York City's Flushing Bay on route to guess where? Cleveland friggin Ohio. The crash claimed the lives of 27 of the 51 passengers, but Lawson was among the survivors. He put his lucky escape down to a last-minute seat change that saved his life. Lawson went on to be part of showbiz royalty when he married Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles in 2015.   Info for this movie was taken from mirror.co.uk.    Next up how about… Hmm…. Oh, I know… The omen! The 2976 version of course. Obviously, Moody is a time traveler and saw the upcoming remake, 955 friggin years in the future! No! It was 1976! Of all the world's cursed film productions, The Omen is considered to have one of the worst movie curses of all time. The 1976 film tells the story of a man who accidentally adopts Damien the Antichrist as his son and the movie remains one of horror's most successful franchises. But what was so odious about the set that led producers to believe the devil was punishing them for making the movie? Is The Omen really cursed? The Omen film set haunting includes death, injury, and lots of lightning bolts: after all, the creator himself warned the cast and crew that Satan wasn't going to like what they were doing. Here's what happened behind the scenes of The Omen movie and why, despite its several sequels and a 2006 remake, it remains one of history's movies that indeed may have angered Satan himself!   In June 1975, Gregory Peck's son, Jonathan Peck, killed himself with a bullet to the head, two months before filming was to start. Several strange events then surrounded the production.   For protection on the set of "The Omen," Bernhard wore a Coptic cross. In an interview, Bernhard spoke about the production's eerie events, which included the death of an animal trainer.   Precisely one day after they shot the sequence involving the baboons at the animal center, Bernhard said that a tiger seized the animal trainer by the head, causing his death immediately. Whhhaat the fuuuuuck?   One of the most haunting stories surrounding The Omen didn't happen during the shoot, but during the production of the World War II epic A Bridge Too Far. John Richardson, who did special effects on The Omen, was involved in a head-on collision that beheaded his girlfriend, eerily mirroring the decapitation scene with David Warner. Supposedly, after the crash, Richardson saw a street sign that said, "Ommen, 66.6 km." This accident occurred after The Omen had wrapped production, but many of course linked it to the evil aura of the film.   Several planes were also set ablaze, including the plane carrying Peck and screenwriter David Seltzer. Meanwhile, Bernhard said they had to land in Nova Scotia after flying back from England. He added:   "We had the film on board... Dick [Donner] and I were very, very nervous." IRA bombs ripped through a hotel, in which executive producer Mace Neufeld and his wife stayed, and another in which prominent executives and stars, including Peck, were to have dinner.   Once word got back to Fox about all the terrible incidents that plagued production, the studio saw it as a great way to drum up a ton of publicity and add to the film's ominous aura. They also put a great tagline into the film's ad campaign:                        You have been warned. If something frightening happens to you today, think about it. It may be The Omen.   As Donner recalled in The Omen: Curse or Coincidence, "If we had been making a comedy, you would have recalled all the funny, great, ridiculous, silly moments that happened in that film. if you were doing a love story, you'd remember all the times somebody left their wife, fell in love... You're doing The Omen, anything that happens on that film, you don't tell about the jokes, you don't talk about the love stories, you don't even think about them. You think about things that coincidentally could have been something to do with The Omen. We had lots of them."   Creepy stuff right there my friends.   Next up we have one of my personal all-time favorites, the crow! The Crow began filming in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1993. Cursed Films revealed that before production got underway, a mysterious caller left a voicemail message warning the crew not to shoot the movie because bad things would happen. Eerily, two on-set electricians were involved in an accident in which their truck hit a live wire. One of the men experienced second and third-degree burns and lost both ears.   Disaster also struck the entire production when a hurricane destroyed the movie set. That is when the “curse of The Crow” rumors began circulating in Hollywood. The star of The Crow, Brandon Lee, was the son of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. The elder Lee died during the production of his final film. Some fans speculated that the Chinese mafia had placed a hit on the actor for betraying martial arts secrets. Others suspected that he had been struck by an insidious death blow at an earlier time.   The most popular theory about The Dragon's death is that he was a victim of the Lee Family Curse. His older brother had died, and Lee's parents believed there was a demon targeting the males in the Lee family.   Like his father, Brandon Lee died before he finished filming The Crow. In a fluke accident, the performer was shot while completing an action sequence, as described in Cursed Films. The crew used what are called ‘dummy rounds,' for the scene, but there was something in the barrel of the gun that acted as a lethal projectile, killing Lee.    To complete the final photography for The Crow, the man who had been working as Lee's stunt double wore a mask in his image.   Crazy stuff!   How about some of our patented quick hitters!    The Conqueror" is a whitewashed 1956 film with John Wayne as Genghis Khan. The film was shot at a location downwind from a nuclear testing site, causing dozens of crew members to eventually die of cancer. so maybe not so much a curse as a poor choice of locations.   Apocalypse Now"   The horror! Francis Ford Coppola was tempting fate when he decided to film "Apocalypse Now" during monsoon season. Big mistake. The monsoon destroyed multiple sets, Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack during filming, and Coppola was so stressed that he suffered a seizure, according to The Independent. "Apocalypse Now" (1979) turned out to be a masterpiece anyway, but the documentary "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" about its making is just as engrossing.    "Fitzcarraldo"    Dysentery. Injuries. Fights among the crew. Nothing seemed to go right during the filming of 1982's "Fitzcarraldo." The story concerns hauling a boat over a hill, which the crew literally accomplished, but not without the same nightmarish difficulty as is depicted in the film. And in the end, director Werner Herzog looked as mad and overly driven as its hero. Check out the documentary "Burden of Dreams" for more.   The Superman Curse    Comic book movie fans may know about the "Superman Curse," which is said to afflict multiple actors involved in Superman films. Christopher Reeve was paralyzed following a horse accident. And Margot Kidder, who played Lois opposite Reeve, suffered from bipolar disorder, according to TCM. Also, the original Superman, George Reeves, supposedly committed suicide. His death at age 45 from a gunshot remains a controversial subject; the official finding was suicide, but some believe that he was murdered or the victim of an accidental shooting.   "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"    Bad luck ran amok in Middle Earth during the filming of 2002's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." DVD interviews revealed that multiple actors and stuntmen suffered injuries while shooting the film's elaborate fight sequences. The worst was Viggo Mortensen, who broke his toe and chipped his tooth while filming.   The Exorcism of Emily rose   Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter reported that during the making of The Exorcism of Emily Rose — in which she played a big-screen version of German woman Anneliese Michel, whose poor health and subsequent death was blamed on a failed exorcism — her radio would mysteriously turn on and off. From an interview with Dread Central:   Q: A common question when making a film like this; did anything weird happen during filming?   JC: I thought about that when it happened, and two or three times when I was going to sleep my radio came on by itself. The only time it scared me was once because it was really loud and it was Pearl Jam's “Alive” (laughs). Laura's TV came on a couple of times.   Q: At 3:00 a.m.?   JC: Mine wasn't 3:00 a.m. I was born at 3:00 a.m. but it hasn't happened to me. I did check.   We'll totally do an episode on Analiese one of these days   Psycho Myra Jones (aka Myra Davis) was the uncredited body double/stand-in for Psycho star Janet Leigh during the making of Hitchcock's 1960 film. A handyman named Kenneth Dean Hunt, who was supposedly a Hitchcock “obsessive,” murdered her.   The Conjuring   Real-life ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, who aided the real-life Amityville Horror case, investigated the haunting of the Perron family home — a farmhouse plagued by generations of death, disaster, and a possessed doll. The case inspired James Wan's supernatural film, which left some audiences in the Philippines with such a fright there were priests available at screenings to bless viewers and provide counseling. On and off-set paranormal incidents — including strange claw marks on star Vera Farmiga's computer, Wan's tormented dog growling at invisible intruders, a strange wind (that apparently put Carolyn Perron in the hospital), and fire — were reported.   The Innkeepers   Filmed at the reportedly haunted hotel the Yankee Pedlar Inn in Torrington, Connecticut, The Innkeepers director Ti West was skeptical about the strange occurrences during the making of his movie. Still, creepy stories from the set became the focus in the press. From an interview with West:   I'm a skeptic so I don't really buy it. But I've definitely seen doors close by themselves; I've seen a TV turn off and on by itself; lights would always burn out in my room. Everyone on the crew has very vivid dreams every night, which is really strange.   The one story that is the most intriguing to me — In the film, the most haunted room is the Honeymoon Suite. That's where the ghost stuff started in the hotel. The only reason I picked the room that I picked to shoot in, was because it was big enough to do a dolly shot. No more thought went into it other than pure technical reasons. So when we're finishing the movie, I find out that the most haunted room in real life is the room I picked to be the haunted room in the movie. It could be a coincidence. It's weird that it happened that way. . . . [Star] Sara Paxton would wake up in the middle of the night thinking someone was in the room with her. Everyone has stories, but I was too busy saying, “Let's shoot this! We have 17 days!   Atuk"    "Atuk" is a movie so cursed that it never got made. The project, based on a 1963 Mordecai Richler novel about an Eskimo in New York, had four different men attached to play the lead while in development hell through the 1970s and '80s: John Belushi, Sam Kinison, John Candy, and Chris Farley. All four died shortly after entering negotiations to be in the film. Holy shit!    Ok how about twilight zone the movie. The 1983 film 'Twilight Zone: The Movie' directed by John Landis and Steven Spielberg gained publicity pre-release because of the deaths of lead actor Vic Morrow and two child extras during the filming of the helicopter crash scene. The children were illegally hired to play the role in this scene, as Landis would go on to reveal in the subsequent trial. It was also prohibited to make children work after a certain hour in the evening. However, Landis insisted that the scene would have to entail a late-night setting to seem more authentic. This was the last scene in the film. It also included explosions as a helicopter flew over the village while Morrow would run across the street to save the Vietnamese children from the explosion. Testing for the scene sparked concerns when the helicopter seemed to vigorously rock at the explosion but despite this, Landis' need to capture the explosion took priority. He reportedly said, "You think that was big? You ain't seen nothing yet." At the controls of this helicopter was a Vietnam War veteran named Dorcey Wingo, who had just joined the movie business. When the cameras began filming, the pyrotechnic fireball that had been fired as part of the explosion hit the helicopter, engulfing it in flames. The helicopter then crashed into the river where the actors were standing — Morrow, 6-year-old Renee Chen, and 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le. Almost a hundred people were present when the tragedy occurred. The helicopter skidded right onto Renee, crushing her to death and when it toppled over, the main blade sliced through Morrow and Myca.   Rosemary's baby is next up on the list. Over the years, the myth surrounding Roman Polanski's 1968 film Rosemary's Baby has only grown in stature. The film is based on the 1967 novel of the same name by American novelist Ira Levin. He came up with the idea for the book in 1965, drawing inspiration from his wife who was pregnant at the time, his New York apartment, and the anxiety of being a parent.   The struggling writer imagined a world where there was no God and the devil was allowed to reign freely. This is evident in the iconic ending where Rosemary finds out that her husband sold her womb to Satan and that her child is the Antichrist. Levin was catapulted into the highest echelons of the literary world due to the success of his novel and a year later, a European auteur who was looking for his own Hollywood break decided to direct the film adaptation of his novel.   However, not everyone was pleased with Levin's attacks on religion. He faced severe backlash from the Catholic Church for his “blasphemy” and his wife left him the year the film was released. He was never the same man again, growing increasingly paranoid over the years. Levin repeatedly had to make public statements denouncing Satanism and told Dick Cavett that he had become “terrified” as he grew older. 30 years after the release of the film, Levin came up with a sequel titled Son of Rosemary but it tanked.   William Castle was the man who first recognized the potential of Levin's work and secured the rights to make a film adaptation. Best known for his work on B-grade horror films, Castle wanted to direct it initially but Paramount Pictures executive Robert Evans agreed to go ahead with the project only if Castle worked as a producer. In April of 1969, Castle was hospitalized because of severe kidney stones. He was already under a lot of stress due to the sheer volume of hate mail he received, a terrible consequence of being attached to Rosemary's Baby. In his autobiography, he claimed that he began to hallucinate scenes from the film during his surgery and even shouted, “Rosemary, for God's sake drop that knife!” Although Castle recovered, he never reached that level of success again.   Producer Robert Evans was not exempt from this alleged curse either. He had risen to the top with major hits like Rosemary's Baby and The Godfather. However, he was convicted of cocaine trafficking in 1980 and got a suspended prison sentence. As a part of his plea bargain, Evans had to make an anti-drug commercial. Three years later, the producer would get caught up in the high-profile murder of Roy Radin which has come to be known as the “Cotton Club murder”. Despite two witnesses testifying that Evans was involved in the case, he was later cleared of the charges. In 1993, he told The New York Times, “I had 10 years of a horrific life, Kafkaesque. There were nights I cried myself to sleep.”   This is arguably the most renowned story that is related to Rosemary's Baby. In autumn of 1968, composer Krzysztof Komeda, who worked on the film, fell off a rocky escarpment while partying and went into a four-month coma. Coincidentally, this affliction is exactly what the witches in Levin's book subject Rosemary's suspicious friend to. Komeda never came out of the coma and died in Poland the following year.   John Lennon was assassinated outside The Dakota in 1980, the famous building where they filmed Rosemary's Baby. Producer Robert Evans claimed that the whole time he was on set at the apartment building he felt a “distinctly eerie feeling”. Lennon was gunned down by alleged “fan” Mark David Chapman who was influenced by Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye and the loneliness of protagonist Holden Caulfield. However, the fleeting association with the film has led fans of the film to link Lennon's assassination with the “curse” of the film. It can be said that the primary reason why the myth of the curse came about was the brutal murder of Polanski's wife, actress Sharon Tate. Polanski even wanted to cast Tate as Rosemary but Evans was adamant about Mia Farrow's involvement. A year after the film's release, Tate and her friends were stabbed to death by followers of cult leader Charles Manson. Tate was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time of her demise. The members of the Manson Family delivered around 100 stab wounds to the four victims and wrote “Helter Skelter” on the wall in blood.   After his wife and unborn son were killed, Polanski indulged in substance abuse to cope with things but he ended up exemplifying human depravity. While guest editing the French edition of Vogue in 1977, the director preyed upon a 13-year old girl and persuaded her to participate in multiple photoshoots. During the second shoot at Jack Nicholson's house, he incapacitated the minor with champagne and half a Quaalude before sexually violating her multiple times.   Although he was arrested for the felony and spent 42 days in jail, Polanski became a fugitive and fled to France to avoid facing charges. Since then, he has lived the life of a criminal and has avoided traveling to countries where he can be extradited back to the US.   Ok, let's round things out with the wizard of oz. Despite its commercial success, The Wizard of Oz is seen by some as cursed. There were so many serious accidents onset that those Oscar-nominated special effects almost cost cast members their lives, from the two actors playing winged monkeys crashing to the ground when the wires that hoisted them up in the air broke, to the Wicked Witch of the West's stunt double Betty Danko injuring her left leg when the broomstick exploded.   Buddy Ebsen was originally cast in the role of the Tin Woodman, a.k.a. the Tin Man, but he was essentially poisoned by the makeup, which was made of pure aluminum dust. Nine days after filming started he was hospitalized, sitting under an oxygen tent. When he was not getting better fast enough, the filmmakers hired Jack Haley to be the Tin Man instead. This time, instead of applying the aluminum powder, the makeup artists mixed it into a paste and painted it on him. He did develop an infection in his right eye that needed medical attention, but it ended up being treatable.   Margaret Hamilton — who played the Wicked Witch of the West and was the one tipped who Harmetz off to the turmoil on set more than three decades later for her 1977 book — got burns, and the makeup artists had to rush to remove her copper makeup so that it wouldn't seep through her wounds and become toxic. Unlike Ebsen, she didn't get fired because they could live without her on the set for several more weeks.   An actor playing one of the Wicked Witch of the West's soldiers accidentally jumped on top of Dorothy's Toto, Carl Spitz, the dog trainer on set, told Harmetz. The dog (a female Cairn terrier named Terry) sprained its foot, and Spitz had to get a canine double. Terry did recover and returned to the set a few weeks later.   In a memoir by Judy Garland's third husband, Sid Luft, published posthumously in 2017, he writes that, after bar-hopping in Culver City, the actors who played the munchkins “would make Judy's life miserable by putting their hands under her dress.” Harmetz says it's true that the actors would go drinking near the Culver City hotel where they stayed, but she says their interactions with Garland did not rise to the level of what Luft described. “Nobody on the movie ever saw her or heard of a munchkin assaulting her,” said one worker on the film. Garland did say the drinking was annoying in an interview with talk-show host Jack Paar, but experts on Garland's life say that her rant about being scarred by the rowdy behavior on set may have been a deflection from the real damage she suffered during that time, at the hands of the studio. Garland was only 16 when she made The Wizard of Oz, and her struggles with depression and disordered eating started at an early age and continued for the rest of her life. She claimed that the studio executives gave her uppers and sleeping pills so she could keep up with the demanding pace of show business. She struggled with drug addiction and attempted suicide several times before she died of an accidental overdose on June 22, 1969, at just 47 years old.   The film went through four different producers by the time it was through.   Richard Thorpe, the first director, insisted that Judy Garland wear a blonde wig and thick makeup to depict Dorothy. When Buddy Epsen got sick from his Tin Man makeup and filming shut down for two weeks, the studio fired Thorpe and replaced him with George Cukor of My Fair Lady fame. Cukor encouraged Garland to wear natural makeup and play Dorothy less cartoonish and more natural. Cukor later left the film to work on Gone with the Wind instead and Viktor Fleming took his place. However, Cukor came back a few weeks later after getting fired from Gone With the Wind by Clark Gable (supposedly he was fired when Gable found out he was homosexual).   Director King Vidor was responsible for most of the sepia sequences and also helped Mervyn LeRoy with editing in post-production.   Not only did the public think former kindergarten teacher Margaret Hamilton was really evil following the first airing of The Wizard of Oz — she also suffered physically for the role. Hamilton received second and third-degree burns all over her body when the green copper makeup she was wearing got too hot during the fire scene. Her stunt double spent months in the hospital after a prop broom exploded — they were using a double because Hamilton got injured on an earlier take.   Stage makeup and prosthetics in 1939 were nowhere near what they are today. Ray Bolger's Scarecrow makeup left deeply embedded marks in his skin that didn't disappear for more than a year after the movie wrapped up filming. Luckily, this would never happen today.   How bout that hanging munchkin… Well, sorry folks. That seems to be fake. In a scene where Dorothy, the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), and the Tin Man (Jack Haley) are skipping down the Yellow Brick Road, singing “we're off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz,” some think the dark, moving figure hanging from a tree in the background is an actor who hanged himself on set. More likely, it's one of the exotic birds that the filmmakers borrowed from the Los Angeles Zoo to create a wilderness setting. The rumor has been circulating since around 1989, the time of the 50th anniversary of the film's release. Alright, there you have it… Cursed movies!!!  Obscure 90s horror movies you need to see   https://www.ranker.com/list/obscure-1990s-horror-movies/christopher-myers

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The Rich Eisen Show
REShow: Jane Skinner Goodell & C. Thomas Howell - Hour 3 (11-09-21)

The Rich Eisen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 49:34


Jane Skinner Goodell and Rich discuss her new podcast and TV show ‘Earnin' It: The NFL's Forward Progress' on the league's expanding opportunities for women and minorities.    Actor C. Thomas Howell tells Rich how he launched his acting career by landing a role in ‘E.T. The Extra-terrestrial' by smoking a cigarette for Steven Spielberg, and what happened behind the scenes during the filming of his portrayal of ‘Ponyboy' in Francis Ford Coppola's ‘The Outsiders' in game of ‘Celebrity True or False,' and reveals why that unforgettable chemistry between Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in ‘Dirty Dancing' almost didn't happen because of something that happened previously when they were making ‘Red Dawn.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SoundGirls Podcast
Kyrsten Mate: award winning sound designer with Skywalker Sound

SoundGirls Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 43:46


Kyrsten Mate is an award winning Sound Designer who has worked for Skywalker Sound for 25 years. Her credits include Mulan, The Midnight Sky, Ready Player One, Tomorrowland, Jarhead, and many others. Among the directors she has worked with are Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Brad Bird, and Walter Murch. In addition, she recently completed the Sound Design for Disneyland's Batuu: Galaxy's Edge.

Nerd Nostalgia Podcast
Steven Spielberg Movies

Nerd Nostalgia Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 39:52


Welcome back my Nostalgites! In this episode of Nerd Nostalgia Irvin, Bryan, & Trey discuss Steven Spielberg movies. From teasing and guessing each other's favorite to discussing under the radar movies he has made. Enjoy the episode! Chat with us on social media at:  Instagram - Nerd.Nostalgia.Podcast https://www.instagram.com/nerd.nostalgia/  Tik Tok - nerdnostalgia Youtube - Nerd Nostalgia Podcast Twitter - NerdNostalgia_ Facebook: Nerd Nostalgia Nation (Private Group) If you have an iPhone, Ipad, Mac, or any Apple product please head to Apple Podcasts and drop a quick rating by tapping the 5 stars! Oh and tell all your friends about us too. Thank you!

Movie Meltdown
Looking Back... 1982

Movie Meltdown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 142:48


Movie Meltdown - Episode 565 This episode features the return of George aka “The Fanatic” as we look back at 1982 and all the monumental films that came out that year.  So put on your Flynn's Arcade T-shirt, grab your Reese's Pieces and get ready from some crazy tangents as we delve into... Bob Clark, Amy Heckerling, some sort of weird allegory for consumerism, Eddie Murphy, pandering garbage, George Romero, Colonel Trautman, a theater kid, David Lynch, the post-apocalyptic aesthetic, Richard Pryor, playing Atari, Rob Bottin, Lord Humungus, guns or walkie talkies, Lee Horsley, it is all about prostitution, Mr. Yankovic, missing parent issues, metal kids, Tom Hanks, competing against himself, Catherine Mary Stewart, practical effects, Walter Hill, the marketing didn't know what the hell they had, he's John Williams, going to the drive-in, John Waters, brutally honest comedies, Steven Spielberg, the next G.I. Joe, Christopher Reeve, sex comedies, Split Second, it is still getting worse, Ben Kingsley, Satanic panic, Wes Craven, psychedelic spots and the Showcase Cinemas.  “There's times where there's some nostalgia factor in the movie.”  

Life is Short with Justin Long

Corey Feldman (Stand By Me, The Goonies) shares about his past struggles, his experiences with heavy-hitters Steven Spielberg, Rob Reiner, and the late River Phoenix, plus the joy that music has brought him.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/lifeisshort.Please support us by supporting our sponsors!Vuori - Get 20% off your first purchase at vuori.com/longCBD Plus- Sleep better tonight by visiting pluscbdoil.com and enter promo code Long for 40% off your order.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Potential Podcast!
Steven Spielberg: A Master Of His Craft

The Potential Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 59:13


When it comes to cinema one name stands out as a master filmmaker and visionary: Steven Spielberg. From groundbreaking blockbusters to historical dramas, Spielberg has been fascinating audiences of all ages for over 50 years. Chris and Taylor discuss the impressive resume and legacy of one of Hollywood's elite members.

Colin's Last Stand: KnockBack
#195: Poltergeist

Colin's Last Stand: KnockBack

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 99:04


1982's Poltergeist is a fascinating film to examine. It's a Steven Spielberg horror production that also wasn't, a movie with what was essentially a 'shadow director,' allowing Spielberg to navigate around contractual issues with ET, which he (also) directed, and which came to theaters at nearly the same time. But production curiosities aside, Poltergeist is akin to the collision of two Spielberg pictures -- Jaws and The Goonies -- a sometimes dire and scary while at other times upbeat and even funny adventure about a house built on an old graveyard... and the consequences therein. Is the house clean? Well, not exactly. Yet, the TV beckons... and so does this episode of KnockBack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

La ContraCrónica
Facebook y el metaverso

La ContraCrónica

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 40:01


Mark Zuckerberg, fundador y presidente ejecutivo de Facebook reveló hace unos días que, causa de la profunda crisis de reputación que padece su empresa y la marca asociada, cambiará su nombre y pasará a denominarse Meta Platforms. El término proviene de metaverso, algo conocido por los aficionados a las novelas de ciencia ficción y los videojuegos, pero completamente desconocido para el resto. Desde hace días muchos se preguntas qué es exactamente este metaverso que ha puesto en marcha Mark Zuckerberg. Se trata de un viejo proyecto en el que está trabajando desde hace unos años con idea de mejorar las prestaciones de Facebook e incrementar los usuarios. Eso requiere un salto tecnológico y nuevos desarrollos, muchos de los cuales están ya muy avanzados como, por ejemplo, las gafas de realidad virtual que acaba de lanzar junto a Ray-Ban que parten de anteriores desarrollos como las Oculus Rift, Go y Quest que se pusieron a la venta entre 2016 y 2019. Las gafas de realidad virtual son un elemento más dirigido a crear un universo paralelo que hemos visto en algunos videojuegos y películas como “Ready Player One” de Steven Spielberg. Hace casi veinte años, en 2003, apareció incluso una aplicación denominada Second Life que creaba un mundo paralelo online. No es, como vemos, una idea nueva esta del metaverso. La capacidad de proceso de las computadoras es, eso sí, mucho mayor que en 2003 y el uso de las redes sociales está ya muy extendido. Sobre esos pilares quiere Zuckerberg reinventarse Facebook. En La ContraRéplica: - Las centrales reversibles como batería - ¿Tiene España presidente? - La persecución judicial de Podemos >>> “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Back to the Future: The Podcast
The 10 Questions We Still Have About Back to the Future, Part II

Back to the Future: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 32:14


July 3rd, 1985 - a day that a little time travel movie produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Robert Zemeckis called Back to the Future was released to the public. This podcast will dive into the world of BTTF, and discuss the movies, characters, and behind-the-scenes details on one of the greatest trilogies of all time. So buckle in, make sure your flux capacitor is fluxing, and enjoy the 88 mile per hour adventure of the Back to the Future trilogy. Pre-Order the "Back from the Future" paperback with expanded material! Amazon- https://bit.ly/BackFromTheFutureBook Bookshop- https://bit.ly/BackFromTheFuturebook Barnes and Noble- https://bit.ly/BackFromtheFutureBook Mango- https://bit.ly/BackfromTheFutureBook Chapters indigo- https://bit.ly/BackFromThefutureBook Buy the BACK FROM THE FUTURE Book. Back to the Future: The Podcast is produced and presented by Brad Gilmore, and is not affiliated with the Back to the Future franchise. This show is meant for entertainment and documentary purposes only, and does not intend to infringe on any copyrights of Universal Pictures, Back to the Future, or any of its characters, clips or music. Brad Gilmore expresses views and statements which represent that of the hosts and the guests of the program alone. The statements made on this program are in no way intended to represent views of any other organization affiliated with the hosts or guests and in no way represent the views of the sponsors.

First Timers Movie Club
Jurassic Park with Amber Joy

First Timers Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 149:46


We talked so much about Jurassic Park last episode that we just couldn't resist bringing back Amber Joy and showing her Jurassic Park for the first time! We both love this movie so much and the impact on film history is so big we've brought you the longest episode yet, in it we discuss how this film was a game changer for cinema history, the amazing team of people that made it happen and why Steven Spielberg took a four year hiatus from filmmaking after 1993. New episodes of First Timers Movie Club come out every other Friday so click SUBSCRIBE and rate us five stars to make sure you don't miss our next episode!Have a favorite (or least favorite) famous movie that you think we should've seen? Reach out to IX Film Productions on Twitter, Instagram or email and we'll add it to our list!Don't miss our 2021 Oscars series and the Harry Potter Episode exclusively on our Patreon: www.patreon.com/ixfilmproductionsFollow IX Film Productions for podcast updates, stand up comedy, original web shorts and comedy feature films at:Facebook: www.facebook.com/ixfilmproductionsTwitter: www.twitter.com/ixproductionsInstagram: @IXProductionsYouTube: www.youtube.com/ixfp"First Timers Movie Club" is brought to you by IX Film Productions."Making the World a Funnier Place one Film at a Time"MusicThe Curtain Rises by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5007-the-curtain-risesLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

SpyHards Podcast
SpyMaster Interview #12 - David Franzoni

SpyHards Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 79:03


Agents Scott and Cam welcome Jumpin' Jack Flash writer David Franzoni to the show to discuss the 1986 Whoopi Goldberg comedy's fascinating early origins and significant evolution from script to screen. Plus, he reveals behind the scenes intel on writing and producing the 2000 Best Picture winner Gladiator, as well as working with Steven Spielberg on 1997's Amistad. Pick up exclusive SpyHards merch, including the new "What Does Vargas Do?" t-shirt by @shaylayy, available only at Redbubble Social media: @spyhards View the NOC List and the Disavowed List at Letterboxd.com/spyhards Podcast artwork by Hannah Hughes.

Brooke and Jubal
Shock Collar Question of the Day (11/04/21)

Brooke and Jubal

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 8:20


Brooke is wearing the Shock Collar this morning! Today's question: In 1999, one of the biggest movies of the year was "Sixth Sense." It was a film that starred a young actor Haley Joel Osment who was visited by ghosts. It made over 670 million dollars and caught the attention of other Hollywood elite including Steven Spielberg. A few years later, Spielberg had the chance to direct a different potential blockbuster movie and he wouldn't do it unless Osment was in it. Unfortunately, the two sides couldn't agree on his demand...and not only was Osment out, but so was Spielberg. Still, that 2001 movie went on to great success. What was it?

Raiders Of The Lost Podcast
READY PLAYER ONE

Raiders Of The Lost Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 82:13


Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' was one of the most exciting science fiction films released in recent memory. When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world. 

Michael and Us
PREVIEW - #281 - Life Finds a Way

Michael and Us

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 3:42


PATREON EPISODE - https://www.patreon.com/posts/58157534 To tweak a phrase from Jeff Goldblum, so much time was spent asking IF the Superdelegate Patreon tier can vote for us to discuss Steven Spielberg's JURASSIC PARK (1993) and not whether they SHOULD. Just kidding, folks - we had a fun time revisiting this certified Popcorn Classic and discussing the ideological evolution from Spielberg's original to the 2015 reboot Jurassic World. PLUS: fiery hot takes on the new films The French Dispatch and Halloween Kills.

Pittsburgh Nerd
Rabbit Holes

Pittsburgh Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 102:21


This week we review Batman: The Long Halloween and that ends up leading to a discussion about cartoons we love and love to hate, We discuss an up coming documentary about Heather O'Rourke and that leads to a discussion about Steven Spielberg, plus so much more

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
HALLOWEEN BONUS: My Life in Horror and Nightmare Cinema with Mick Garris

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 76:12


HALLOWEEN BONUS from my other show Bulletproof Screenwriting.I am extremely excited to have on the show today a fellow podcaster, established producer, director, and writer, Mick Garris. Mick's podcast, Post Mortem with Mick Garris, dives deep into the devious minds of the greatest filmmakers and creators of your worst nightmares to bring their distinctive visions to life in fascinating one-on-one conversations. He's renowned for his screen adaptations of Stephen King's books like Sleepwalkers (1992) , and creator of 2005, Masters of Horror series.The California native began his passion for storytelling as early as 12 years old - writing short stories. He launched his passion onto the journalism path at just 16 years old. Driven by curiosity, he freelanced as a film and music critic and landed interviews with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Rod Serling, and Ray Bradbury in the 70s. It's remarkable what Mick accomplished in a time where everyone needed to know someone to get a foot in the door, let alone that early in life and without the help of social media. I guess folks were intrigued by his talent and drive.While doing film criticism, Mick wrote specs, publications for magazines, and did some filming on 8mm. The guy lived the dream. The hard work began to pay off. His agent, Rick Jaffa read some of his specs, believed in him, and introduced Mick to Steven Spielberg. Mick ended up writing the first episode of the Spielberg sci-fi series, Amazing Stories, and seven other episodes.He's credited for writing screenplays like Psycho IV: The Beginning, Fly II, and the She-Wolf of London series. He was also was an editor on Spielberg's other project, *Batteries Not Included, in which aliens help a feisty old New York couple in their battle against the ruthless land developer who's out to evict them.Garris has written and directed a lot of other horror classics such as Halloween comedy favorite, Hocus Pocus. The film follows a villainous comedic trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night.Garris and I talked about his incredibly difficult yet fun experience shooting his small budget directorial debut, feature sequel Critters 2. In the film, Eggs of the small but voracious alien creatures called Crites are left behind on earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the small farm town of Grover's Bend.The man's contribution to the horror genre has amazing. Can't wait for you to catch up on my conversation with Mick Garris.

B&H Photography Podcast
Riff on the Caption– A Conversation with Photographer Lester Sloan and Aisha Sabatini Sloan

B&H Photography Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 69:45


We were expecting this episode to be a great one and it did not disappoint.  The B&H Photography Podcast team welcomes photographer Lester Sloan and his daughter, author Aisha Sabatini Sloan, to discuss their new book, Captioning the Archive: A Conversation in Photographs and Text.  The book is a conversation about photography and photojournalism, but more a conversation between father and daughter, one that had been taking place for years, for a lifetime, and finally put to print.     Selecting images from his long career as a Newsweek staff photographer, as well as his personal projects dating back to 1960's Detroit, Sloan and Sabatini Sloan provide extensive “captions” to these images, offering not only details about past events but personal reflections from both of their perspectives. The book is also an intensive contextualization of the images with the benefit of hindsight and of insight. Backstories from a life in photojournalism, of photos of Nelson Mandela, of David Hockney, of Steven Spielberg, of political turmoil and day-to-day assignments, and the right questions posed to fill in the deeper meaning around a photo taken.   “I took pictures of everything that happened.” – Lester Sloan   Unfortunately, in the weeks before we recorded this episode, Sloan's archive of original slides and negatives was damaged in a flood.  The damage to some of his most important originals is extensive and a Kickstarter campaign has been established in an attempt to repair, restore, and digitize the collection. Please consider donating. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lester Sloan began his photography career as a cameraman for the CBS affiliate in Detroit, then worked as a staff photographer in Newsweek magazine for twenty-five years, documenting the 1967 uprising in Detroit, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the OJ Simpson trial. Lester was a contributing essayist with NPR's “Weekend Edition” the recipient of the prestigious Neiman Fellowship and was the on-set photographer for Spike Lee's 1996 film, Get on the Bus. Aisha Sabatini Sloan is a writer whose work has appeared in anthologies such as Dear America, Truth to Power, and The Paris Review. Her 2017 book, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was chosen as the winner of the “1913 Open Prose Contest”, she is the recipient of a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Award and this year she received the National Magazine Award for her essays in the Paris Review.   Guests: Lester Sloan and Aisha Sabatini Sloan Photograph © Lester Sloan