On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Roxanna are discussing: Bookish Moments: a joyful poem and bookshelf chats Current Reads: all the great, interesting, and/or terrible stuff we've been reading lately Deep Dive: ways to bring joy to winter doldrums through reading The Fountain: we visit our perfect fountain to make wishes about our reading lives As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down! We are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). The goal here is to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!* . . . . 1:50 - Bookish Moment of the Week 1:52 - a poem that brings joy 2:56 - If I Had a Name Like Rosie Fernandez by Wendy Morton 4:06 - Mindy's Meno Party and book shelf viewing 6:18 - Midlife with Mindy and Meg on Sorta Awesome 8:36 - Current Reads 8:45 - Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown (Roxanna) 10:19 - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 11:15 - Pirates of the Caribbean 11:17 - The Princess Bride by William Goldman 12:28 - Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabaneli (Kaytee) 12:38 - Sarah's Bookshelves Live podcast 16:23 - The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell (Roxanna) 16:38 - Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 22:09 - The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Kaytee) 26:09 - Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver by Jill Heinerth (Roxanna) 29:15 - Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer 29:55 - Invisible Child by Andrea Elliot (Kaytee) 30:16 - CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocate 32:32 - A Place Called Home by David Ambroz 33:53 - Deep Dive: Bookish Help for the Winter Doldrums 35:40 - Light in our spaces (Kaytee) 39:49 - Anwick Book Lamp 35:56 - Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light 36:00 - LED Taper Candles 36:58 - Romp Reading (Roxanna) 37:11 - The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell 37:21 - The Appeal by Janice Hallett 37:41 - Reading snacks (Kaytee) 37:47 - Acai Dark Chocolate Blueberries by Brookside 39:24 - Lots of color in our spaces (Roxanna) 40:04 - Fantasy reading in familiar worlds (Roxanna) 40:24 - A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas 41:03 - A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark 41:12 - S4E41 Tandem Watch + All Things Roxanna 41:13 - A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark 43:14 - Delight reading (Roxanna) 43:27 - The Book of Delights by Ross Gay 45:15 - Inciting Joy by Ross Gay 45:37 - Small doses of reading joy (Kaytee) 45:39 - G'morning, G'night: Little Pep Talks for Me and You by Lin Manuel Miranda 45:46 - The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha 45:47 - Our Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha 46:06 - The Comfort Book by Matt Haig 47:03 - Winter Hours by Mary Oliver 47:58 - Rereading (Roxanna) 48:11 - Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 48:17 - Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 48:25 - The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher 49:10 - Meet Us At The Fountain 49:14 - I wish for a service to send me lines from my favorite book daily (Roxanna) 50:25 - I wish for a book tasting experience for all readers (Kaytee) Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram email@example.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading
We just passed Valentine’s Day and the SNL Nerds are in the mood for romance, so this week we’re watching William Goldman and Rob Reiner’s [...]
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The gang is playing an old episode this week. You can find William Goldman and Rob Reiner’s 1990 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1987 novel by the same name, MISERY, in both the ‘Sno’ Place like Death’ and ‘The Kingterion Collection’ sections of the video store. So, get your smudge-free typewriter paper and Don Per-rig-non champagne ready cause we're gonna burn some stuff this week. Listen anywhere you get podcasts and follow us on Instagram @thereturnslot_ofhorrorpod
Featured Beer: Total ReKolsch - German style ale by Stormbreaker Brewing out of Portland, Oregon; Join the crew as they review the 1987 cult classic film "The Princess Bride" and cover some of the most memorable scenes, fun facts about the movie and the cast and crew, and discuss the effects to pop-culture that the film and those surrounding it have had...and Shiggs creates a drinking game involving our podcast episodes for you all towards the end. So turn up the volume and push play already! From the entire Beers on Me Podcast crew, thank you for listening and we care about what you have to say and share! Got recommendations for episode topics or want to share thoughts on the episodes? You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us at Facebook or Instagram (See Below)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beersonmepodcast Instagram handle: beersonme_podcastTikTok: beersonmepodcast
Show Notes Dustin Hoffman is on the run this week in 1976's Marathon Man. We return to William Goldman, never disappointing, for this one as he adapted his own novel. And this thing is a rocket from beginning to end! Does it make perfect sense? Absolutely not! Did Lemuel have to tell Amity 20 minutes in that Roy Scheider and Dustin Hoffman were brothers? Yes! But she would have found out soon anyway. Do we lament the lack of a kiss between Scheider and William Devane? Of course! And finally – would we eat a diamond? Listen to see if we tell you. Recommendations: The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (Netflix); The PEZ Outlaw (Netflix) Next up: Ben Hur (1959) Email us at email@example.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754020081574479/
On this episode of Made in Hollywood Mark and William analyze James Cameron's top 16 must see movies. You may also hear irrelevant things in this episode about The Godfather, David Lynch, Taxi Driver, James Cameron, Avatar, Titanic, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Wicked, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dr. Strangelove, Resident Evil, Michelle Rodriguez, Alien, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford, Alien vs. Predator, Aliens, Scary Movie 4, Richard Dreyfuss, Taxi, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, William Goldman, George Roy Hill, Princess Bride, Wait Until Dark, Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Jon Hamm, Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen, Woman King, Oscars, George Lucas, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Inception, Christopher Nolan, Café 50's, Tenet, The Room, Tommy Wiseau, Daniel Craig, and Knives Out.
"The Ventriloquist's Splintered Hand." Matthew and Quinton know a thing or two about dummies, making them the perfect pair to discuss Sir Richard Attenborough's unsung gem from 1978: Magic. Starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margaret, and Burgess Meredith, this psychological thriller, based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, involves a fractured mind, a dummy named Fats, and a few dead bodies. Quinton provides all the behind-the-scenes info, while Matthew takes you through the history of ventriloquism, what seems like an endless list of period-appropriate serial killers, and the landscape of 1970s entertainment. Join us to learn more about the movie that prepared Attenborough to make his 1982 epic, Gandhi.
It's almost 2023, but Matt Men Movies has one more podcast for your earballs for 2022. Today, Matt and Matt talk about:assholes in movies. Which actors have mastered the art of being an asshole.books about movies. Whether it's William Goldman or Quentin Tarantino, there's a plethora of great books about movies out there. We discuss a few.DL listen and enjoy. Thank you for listening.
Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?!
CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCATCHER CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of gaslighting, theft, lying, sexism, misogyny. We're wrapping up our History Lessons series with an episode about two young, everyday reporters at the Washington Post that just happened to stumble on the greatest political coverup in United States history. But while Watergate became a national disgrace, it started off with two guys pulling at threads. That story is masterfully weaved by one of our greatest screenwriters, William Goldman, into a political thriller that's somehow more compelling and tense than movies where the characters are in literal peril. Sure, Woodward and Bernstein uncovered a massive criminal conspiracy in the highest echelons of power. This movie, though, is not just about that, but about how two nobodies somehow revealed that story to the world, and the mistakes they made along the way. And that is a subject that's worth the price of admission. Go home, take a bath, sleep for about 15 minutes, and then get back to work as we discuss All the President's Men on Macintosh & Maud Haven't Seen What?! You can email us with feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can connect with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Also please subscribe, rate and review the show on your favorite podcatcher, and tell your friends. Intro and outro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive. Excerpt taken from the motion picture soundtrack to the film All the President's Men, composed by David Shire. © 1976 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Excerpts taken from the film All the President's Men, © 1976 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Nos alojamos en el hotel de la Iniciativa Metacine para hablar de Barton Fink (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1991) y su mirada metacinematográfica, en la nueva propuesta de IniciativasPod. Nos acompaña Gonzalo Cuélliga y en la sección inicial hablamos de nuestra experiencia con lo metacinematográfico. A partir del minuto 0:28:55 hablamos de Barton Fink de Joel & Ethan Coen. Para complementar el visionado os recomendamos las películas State And Main (David Mamet, 2000) y Ser Los Ricardo (Being The Ricardos; Aaron Sorkin, 2021); la serie El Séquito (Entourage; Doug Ellin, 2004 - 2011); y los libros Las Aventuras De Un Guionista En Hollywood y Nuevas Aventuras De Un Guionista En Hollywood de William Goldman, Bambi Contra Godzilla de David Mamet y Infamous Players de Peter Bart. Este programa forma parte de la Inicitiva Metacine de IniciativasPod. En diciembre de 1895 los hermanos Lumière harían historia inventando uno de los medios de entretenimiento más populares del mundo: el cine. Tan sólo 4 años más tarde nacería el Metacine, género cinematográfico que trata sobre el cine en todos sus ámbitos, con las cintas inglesas: The Big Swallow (James Williamson, 1899) y How It Feels to Be Run Over (Cecil Hepworth, 1900), que nos revelaban las inquietudes del séptimo arte por mostrar los primeros síntomas autorreferenciales. Casi 125 años después se sigue haciendo cine sobre lo que más nos gusta: el maravilloso mundo de las películas. Todo cabe en este género: directores, actores, producciones, impacto social, etc. Desde IniciativasPod deseamos que disfrutéis de los análisis de esta selección de películas metacineras y de los diferentes especiales que os ofrecemos alrededor de la materia. Y como nos gusta decir: El cine es vida y la vida es cine. Doble Sesión se une a otros 31 pódcasts para homenajear todo este trabajo, todo este derroche de emociones y sentimientos que nos han regalado. De parte de La Camarilla, Osera Radio, Amando la cabina, El café de Rick, Destino Arrakis, Planeta Bob, +QCine, Por Qué Podcast, Just Live It, Doble Sesión, Abriendo Melones, La Muerte Tenía un Podcast, Familia Asimétrica, Un Memento y Volvemos, Tiempos de Videoclub, Cinevoradas, Mocking Pod, Hablo de Cine (por Misery Ratty), ¡A la Velocidad Absurda!, No me cuentes películas, Batseñales, El Podcast de MagaZinema, Entre Pelis, GAMELX, Café con Podcast, Bibliocracia, Tierra Omega, Policías Pelis, Cine Desencadenado, Pinkerton Podcast, Puro Vicio, Peskito y Medio: ¡Muchas gracias por los buenos ratos que nos habéis hecho pasar! Sigue a @IniciativasPod en Twitter y busca el hashtag #IniciativaMetacine en redes sociales y escucha todos los pódcasts de este proyecto en la lista de reproducción de iVoox: Iniciativa Metacine. Iniciativa Metacine ➡️ https://bit.ly/IniciativaMetacine Escúchanos y síguenos ➡️ https://linktr.ee/doblesesion
POP ART, WHERE WE FIND THE POP CULTURE IN ART AND THE ART IN POP CULTURE. DUMMY AND DUMMIER: Join me and frequent guest and host of the LAMBcast and Richard's Film a Day blog Richard Kirkham, as we talk Magic and Dead of Night, two films with ventriloquists with, shall we say, some personal issues. “Just room for one inside, sir”. So, you have a friend. He's a dummy, but he's smarter than you. He's wooden, but he has more personality than you. He says awful things, but he's way more liked than you. He's not real…or is he…Sounds like it's time for Episode 88 of Pop Art, where we find the pop culture in art and the art in pop culture. It's the podcast where my guest chooses a movie from popular culture, and I'll select a film from the more art/classic/indie side of cinema with a connection to it. Today, I am happy to welcome as my guest, podcaster, film enthusiast and the host of the Lambcast podcast, Richard Kirkham, who has chosen as his film the Anthony Hopkins starrer Magic, while I have chosen the portmanteau horror film Dead of Night, both having ventriloquists with mental issues. And in this episode, we answer such questions as: Why did Anthony Hopkins leave Hollywood after Magic? How did Dead of Night influence physics? What is so creepy about ventriloquists anyway? Why did William Goldman bow out of Hollywood for a while? Who died just a year before the release of Dead of Night and what is her connection to the film? Which actor gets credited twice at the close of Magic? What stopped Dead of Night being made earlier than 1945? Who was the original choice to play Corky? What is the connection of Dead of Night to A Fish Called Wanda and Indiana Jones? Who are Lilian Ross and Elisabeth Welch? Meanwhile, check out Richard's Film a Day blog at http://kirkhamclass.blogspot.com/ And the LAMBCast at http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/ My books, More Rantings and Ravings of a Screenplay Reader, The Starving Artists and Other Stories and The Five Corporations and One True Religion can be found at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=howard+casner&ref=nb_sb_noss Check out my blog at https://howardcasner.wordpress.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howard-casner/support
MIKE LUPICA chats to Paul Burke about FALLOUT (Jesse Stone) & REVENGE TOUR (Sunny Randall). Spenser, 'follow the money', the Parkersphere & the Robert B Parker legacy.FALLOUT: Paradise is devastated when a star high-school baseball player is found dead at the bottom of a bluff just a day after winning the team's biggest game. For Jesse, the loss is doubly difficult - the teen was the nephew of his colleague, Suitcase Simpson, and Jesse had been coaching the young shortstop. As he searches for answers he is stonewalled at every turn, and it seems that someone is determined to keep him from digging further. Jesse is further shocked by the murder of former Paradise police chief, Charlie Farrell. Farrell had been looking into a series of scam calls that preyed upon the elderly. But how do these 'ghost calls' connect to his murder? When threats - and gunshots - appear on Jesse's own doorstep, the race to find answers is on.REVENGE TOUR PI Sunny Randall's landlord and former client, famous novelist Melanie Joan Hall, is being threatened and blackmailed, and it is up to Sunny and her best friend Spike to ensure her protection. But as Sunny looks into the identity of Melanie Joan's stalker, she learns that much of the author's past is a product of her amazing imagination, and her loyalty to her old friend is challenged. At the same time, Sunny's aging ex-cop father, Phil, is threatened by a shady lawyer settling an old score. Fighting crimes on two fronts, Sunny must use all of her savvy, and the help of her friends, in order to protect those she loves.Mike Lupica is a prominent sports writer. His syndicated column “Shooting from the Lip” appears every Sunday across America. He began his career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. For the past fifteen years, he has been a TV anchor for ESPN & hosts his own program, The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2. Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with William Goldman on Wait Till Next Year. He is a very successful children/YA author. His crime writing career began with a trilogy featuring Peter Finley. Now he writes the Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall mysteries in the Robert B Parker series and will soon take on Spenser. RecommendationsThe Godwulf Manuscript, Cold Service & Backstory - Robert B Parker A Heart Full of Headstones - Ian RankinViolent Ends - Neil BroadhurstTriple Cross - James PattersonProduced by Junkyard DogMusic courtesy of Southgate and LeighCrime TimePaul Burke writes for Crime Time, Crime Fiction Lover and the European Literature Network. He is also a CWA Historical Dagger Judge 2022 .Photo credit: Jeff Pearlman
We discuss the age-old question, do you have to move to Los Angeles to be a successful screenwriter with answers from William Goldman, Diablo Cody, and Aaron Sorkin? Plus, a fun quiz that pits a native-born Los Angeleno, Kathy Rager, and The Writers' Hangout's very own Terry Sampson.
THIS IS A PREVIEW PODCAST. NOT THE FULL REVIEW. Please check out the full podcast review on our Patreon Page by subscribing over at - https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture Our latest throwback review, in anticipation of the release of "She Said," is for Alan J. Paula's 1976 Best Picture-nominee, "All The President's Men" starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards & Jayne Alexander. The film was considered timely upon its release and has held up as the gold standard for how to craft a story about journalism to this day. Joining me for this throwback review, I have Eve O'Dea, Dan Bayer, Danilo Castro & Brendan Hodges. Tune in as we discuss the all-timer screenplay by William Goldman, the crafts, including its Oscar-winning sound and art direction, the performances, and how it performed during its awards season run in 1976. Thank you for all your support, and enjoy! Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/negs-best-film-podcast/id1087678387?mt=2 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7IMIzpYehTqeUa1d9EC4jT And be sure to help support us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture
Bob and Brad wrap up their mini-series of three films by director Rob Reiner with his 1987 comedy classic The Princess Bride. The script for this movie, by screenwriter William Goldman, is considered one of the best ever, but how does Reiner's direction stack up? Our hosts power-rank the 9 main actors of the movie before pivoting to whiskey. This week, they go back to the Bushmills line to try Bushmills Red Bush. Like the standard white label expression, this Irish whiskey is a blend of single malt and grain whiskeys, but they're aged exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels, which Bushmills hopes translates to a gateway entry into Irish whiskey for bourbon drinkers. At only a $22 price, what will our hosts think? Film & Whiskey Podcast. New episodes every Monday. Film & Whiskey Instagram Film & Whiskey Facebook Film & Whiskey Twitter Email us! Join our Discord server! Theme music: "New Shoes" by Blue Wednesday --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/filmwhiskey/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/filmwhiskey/support
In this episode, Phil and Janelle talk about The 30 Day Podcast Challenge, Nintendo, William Goldman, hoarding, The Bachelor, Teaching Talk, Andor, hiking, and more.
Ian and Cole bust out the Novril for one of the most head-scratching film adaptations they've seen yet!Rob Reiner's Misery put Kathy Bates on the map and made "hobbling" a household word--but as the guys recently discovered, its relationship to Stephen King's novel is tenuous at best. When famed author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) crashes his car during a blizzard, his number one fan, Annie Wilkes (Bates) nurses him back to health--while also demanding that he write another installment in a series that ended with the main character's death. Mind games and mayhem ensue in one of King's most personal and insightful stories.In this spoiler-packed discussion, Ian and Cole examine the puzzling choices Reiner and screenwriter William Goldman made in translating the book into a screenplay, and struggle with the question of whether Bates' stellar career was worth such a disappointingly mediocre movie.Show Links:Watch the Misery trailer.Read Cole's review of the novel at The Quill to Live.And follow his writing at:TorForbesPlus: Watch Ian's round table interview with the cast of Home (including Kathy Bates!): Subscribe to, like, and comment on the Kicking the Seat YouTube channel!
In this episode, the Crew is joined by acclaimed columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica. In a career spanning nearly five decades, Mike Lupica has gone from being the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper to writing for such esteemed magazines as Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy and making regular television appearances on The Sports Reporters and his own eponymous show on ESPN2. But perhaps the most diverse aspect of his career has been that of author. Mr. Lupica is a New York Times Bestselling writer, working in genres ranging from young adult, biography, non-fiction, mystery, and thrillers. He's collaborated with sports icons Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells and such literary luminaries as William Goldman and James Patterson. In 2017 the estate of his late friend Robert B. Parker tapped him to continue the Sunny Randall series. The success of those novels led Lupica to take on the mantle of writing Parker's Jesse Stone novels. And the latest entry in the series, FALLOUT, Lupica takes readers back to Paradise for a case as personal as any Stone has ever faced. To learn more about Mike, visit http://www.mikelupicabooks.com/ And you can order your copy of FALLOUT here: HERE! ------------------- To learn more about the guys from The Crew Reviews or to see additional author interviews, visit us at www.thecrewreviews.com Follow us on social media: Twitter | https://twitter.com/CREWbookreviews Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/thecrewreviews Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/thecrewreviews And don't forget to subscribe to The Crew Reviews, hit the "LIKE" button, and leave a comment. #MikeLupica, #JesseStone, #TheCrewReviews
On a spirited, contentious new episode, Scott and Ben discuss Richard Attenborough's 1978 spook show, MAGIC. Listen and weigh in with your opinions about: - Fats: sentient or wood - Corky: psychic or trickster - Peggy: boobs or eyebrows - Burgess Meredith: can this guy tell time, or what? - David Ogden Stiers: hairpiece or herpes? - William Goldman: old-fashioned or just old school - Ventriloquism: to throw or not to throw, that is the question and much much more, including Dead of Night, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, and Soap!
This week in a first for The Say Report we hand the reigns of the hosting duties over to our Quizmaster General, Will Fournier, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of William Goldman's film based on his novel... "The Princess Bride" Is Will equipped to handle the stress and rigor of guiding the conversation?, Will Devon and Sejohn do everything in their power to make this a more arduous journey than it has to be? Anybody want a peanut? The answers to these questions and more await.Bonus: Once we are done celebrating and bonding over one of our favorite films. we take ten minutes of our time to watch the new trailer for "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" and record our initial reactions, so if Rodents Of Unusual Size, Shrieking Eels, and Revenge aren't your cup of tea, you have that to look forward too... which is nice.Enjoy and thanks again to Will for stopping by.
The great screenwriter William Goldman once said of Hollywood, that “nobody knows anything.” I hope that we have learned by now that this does not apply to science. Random as knowledge sometimes might be, it is safe to say that the entire technological infrastructure of modern society, all of Silicon Valley, is built on top of the reliable functioning of the laws of mathematics and physics. The fundamental laws of physics which govern the workings of the cosmos are not some untethered abstract set of rules. They have a direct impact on how we live and on the very meaning of human existence. It has to. After all, it's the only way we can look out on the vastness of space and time, and ask ourselves what it's all about, and what's my place in it. That's where we need the insights of Sean Carroll. He is one of our most trusted explainers of some of the mind-boggling concepts of physics, that have for too long defined the most valuable building blocks of modern science. His most recent work is The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion. My conversation with Sean Carroll:
Inconceivable! On this week's episode of A Reel Page Turner Donny and Maura talk about the 1973 William Goldman novel, “The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, “The Good Parts Version and the 1987 movie “The Princess Bride” starring Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and Billy Crystal. The movie celebrated it's 35th anniversary in September. Connect with A Reel Page Turner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/352221223264794 https://www.areelpageturner.com/ Twitter: @AReelPageTurner Instagram: @AReelPageTurner TikTok:@areelpageturner
Episode #448! All new episode with more "Cool Stuff"! This week we talk a little about the movie The Matrix Resurrections. After that DL brings Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's graphic novel The Passageway to the table. To finish up this episode, Scott brings William Goldman's Adventures In The Screen Trade to the show. All that and plus plenty more. Check it out!
Dana and Tom discuss the Stephen King adaptation Misery (1990): directed by Rob Reiner, written by William Goldman, starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Plot Summary: After a car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is pulled from the wreckage by former nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who claims to be his biggest fan, and brought to her remote cabin to recover. However, her fandom turns dark when she discovers Sheldon is killing off her favorite character from his novels. As Sheldon figures out how to escape, Annie's fantasies lead her toward more violence, threatening Sheldon's life. Will Sheldon find a way out? You can now follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok (@gmoatpodcast) or find our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100081916827044 (Greatest Movie of All-Time Podcast). For more on the episode, go to: https://www.ronnyduncanstudios.com/post/misery-1990 (https://www.ronnyduncanstudios.com/post/misery-1990) For the entire list so far, go to: https://www.ronnyduncanstudios.com/post/greatest-movie-of-all-time-list (https://www.ronnyduncanstudios.com/post/greatest-movie-of-all-time-list)
The Princess Bride movie review has the Salty Nerds declaring Wuv, Twoo Wuv for this classic movie. A story about adventure, intrigue, and romance, The Princess Bride is probably one of the most quotable movies ever made. Based on William Goldman's novel and directed by Rob Reiner, the movie is about a poor farm boy who becomes a legendary pirate in order to win the hand of his true love, who also happens to be betrothed to an evil Prince who wants to kill her in order to start a war. Now, the farm boy must team up with a Spanish duelist and a giant in order to save her - all while skipping the "kissing stuff." Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, and Andre the Giant, this fantastical story is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made (at least according to the Salty Nerds). If you love this fantasy movie as much as the Nerds do, you're not going to want to miss this review. Did you love the Princess Bride? Do you find it inconceivable that anyone could hate it? Anyone want a peanut? Let us know in Discord community here: http://www.saltynerddiscord.com And if you like our content and want to support the show, sign up for our members area to get access to a huge back catalog of hilarious content here: ▷ SUPPORT THE SHOW: http://www.saltynerdclub.com/ By becoming a Patron of the Salty Nerd Podcast you help us to create great content AND get awesome perks! Check out our Patreon page through the link above for more detail. Thank you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/saltynerd/support
We're rereleasing our episode on The Princess Bride (1987) in honor of the movie's 35th anniversary! This was a long time coming. Jim has avoided seeing this movie for going on 30 years. Today, he has no where to run, no where to hide. He's locked in a steel cage match with "The Princess Bride", directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman. Confronted by the beautiful faces of Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, the absurdist comedy of Miracle Max, how will he react to this crazy mashup of farce, swashbuckling, and heart? Special thanks to Zan from Melbourne, Barry C from the UK, Allicyn Wilde, Robot-K, Brian S, John H, Stefan G, Mark S, Denise T, Lesley W, Jay R, Ryan L, S Duncan, Geoffry B, pmmonnat, and WeezerWes for banding together and storming the castle. A few links of interest that were mentioned in the podcast... Cary Elwes interview on NPR Andre the Giant holding a beer can Andre the Giant with Arnold Schwartzenegger Andre the Giant being a pimp... ... again... ... and one more Cary Elwes' behind the scenes book "As You Wish", also available in audiobook You can get your very own custom commissioned podcast by visiting https://support.baldmove.com/. Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's guest is Robert McKee. He is an author, lecturer, and consultant who has dedicated his life to educating and mentoring screenwriters, novelists, playwrights, poets, documentary makers, producers, and directors through his Story Seminars. He is the author of Story, Character, Storynomics, Dialogue, and his latest, Action, books that help artists write their truth. Since 1984, more than 100,000 students have taken McKee's courses around the world. Alumni include Peter Jackson (writer/director THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy, THE HOBBIT), Jane Campion, Andrew Stanton, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, Akiva Goldsman, William Goldman, Joan Rivers, Meg Ryan, Rob Row, David Bowie, Kirk Douglas, John Cleese, Steven Pressfield, Russell Brand, and the writers of Pixar (creators of TOY STORY 1, 2, & 3, FINDING NEMO). His former students include over 60 Academy Award Winners, 200 Academy Award Nominees, 200 Emmy Award Winners, and 1000 Emmy Award Nominees. To find out more about Robert and his seminars, visit mckeestory.com. You can follow him on YouTube @RobertMcKeeSTORY , on Facebook @RobertMcKeeSeminars , and on Twitter @McKeeStory Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union: Today's episode is presented by Navy Federal Credit Union. Learn more about them at navyfederal.org Black Rifle Coffee Company: Today's episode is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee Company. Check out the latest here. SIG: This episode is sponsored by SIG Sauer. You can learn more about SIG here. Featured Gear Ten Thousand: Today's featured gear segment is brought to you by Ten Thousand. Ten Thousand is offering our listeners 15% of their purchase! Go to tenthousand.cc and enter code DANGERCLOSE15 to receive 15% off. James Rupley Print / Vickers Guide United States Naval Special Warfare Book Badass Workbench Send Me Documentary KJ Murphy's Custom Hat
We get courtly with a double shot of princess hijinks, starting with the adventurous family flick THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)! Everyone knows it, everyone quotes it, and yet there's always more to learn about this classic from director ROB REINER and legendary screenwriter WILLIAM GOLDMAN! You asked and we said "As You Wish!" on this week's episode of CULT and CLASSIC Podcast! Listen wherever you get your podcasts and at https://cultandclassicpodcast.com/! Next Week: "THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN" (1991) Host: Nate Wyckoff Panelist: Tad Mastroianni, Jeff Tucker & Mandy Longley
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film preserves the novel's metafictional narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).
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Taking two seasons to review The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!The Film Nerds are back this week with their first ever dive into the worlds of high fantasy and romantic comedy with the 1987 cult classic directed by Rob Reiner and written by William Goldman. Sit back and enjoy a tale of how some of America's most powerful writing forces brought together a film considered "impossible" to make, the serendipity that assembled its cast, the film's wide-reaching appeal and message, and the joy evoked by one of the most quotable scripts in the history of cinema. A deep dive into a timeless classic? As you wish.
Once upon a time, I watched "The Princess Bride" with my daughter. She liked it but wanted more of the romance stuff in the beginning. Then my Princess Bride journey began. I read the movie's source material, William Goldman's playful, metatextual novel and thought maybe the playfulness and metatextualness is unneeded, considering the jewel of the story at the heart of the book. James and I have been talking about doing a swashbuckling/Erroll Flynn CDC episode for a while. So we talk about "Captain Blood" and "The Sea Hawk." Both are streaming on HBO Max but also elsewhere if you google their titles and the words "streaming" and "free." The Princess Bride, meanwhile, is on Disney Plus. I'll write more here later. Gotta movie on with my life right now (ha! I meant move on with my life but it's a podcast about movies so fun typo!) Show notes: The book I couldn't think of is "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman," by Laurence Sterne. I sort of mangle the description of Nabokov's "Pale Fire." I 100 percent stand by my endorsement of The War Nerd Iliad. Buy it here (https://www.amazon.com/War-Nerd-Iliad-John-Dolan/dp/1627310509)! Today! James was right, Goldman did write the screenplay for "All the Presidents Men." Also, I regret not mentioning my observation that Wallace Shawn stars in the biggest "Andre" movie (My Dinner With Andre) and stars with the biggest Andre ever in a movie (Andre the Giant).
In 1977, Richard Bachman published his first novel. In an unusual move for a first-time author, Bachman made his publisher promise to release his books with hardly any marketing. Bachman stacked the dice against himself Bachman's books were to skip the hardcover format and go straight to bargain-bin paperback – the kind you'd find mixed in with other nobody-authors, at a truck stop on I-80, somewhere near Grand Island. He also insisted he was unavailable for interviews, which cut his books off from a key marketing channel. Most publishers wouldn't agree to such bizarre terms, but they were especially excited to release Bachman's books. But he still did pretty well Today, forty-five years later, most people have unsurprisingly never heard of Richard Bachman. His books did alright, though: His fourth was optioned for film rights, his fifth sold 28,000 copies, and he got a couple letters a month from fans of his writing. Bachman wasn't Bachman But his books were so good, one Washington D.C. bookstore clerk was suspicious. Steve Brown dug through the Library of Congress copyright records, and confirmed his suspicion: Richard Bachman was Stephen King. Why did one of the world's hottest authors publish – in the same genre – under a pen name? At the time, King's publisher had an almost-superstitious belief that if they published more than one of his books in a year, they would distract readers from This Year's Book (that they let King publish Bachman books with so little fanfare speaks to their conviction in this belief). King later described it as like being married to someone with a drastically-smaller sexual appetite: He had to find an outlet somewhere else. “Either find an audience or disappear quietly” While he was publishing under a pen name, he figured he'd conduct an experiment. He wondered, to what degree was his massive success due to luck? So, as he has said, Stephen King “stacked the dice” against Richard Bachman. He wanted Bachman's books “to go out there and either find an audience or just disappear quietly.” After word got out that Richard Bachman was Stephen King, his books sold even better. That book that sold 28,000 copies for Richard Bachman – Thinner – quickly sold ten times that as a King title. Is seven years & five books long enough? At first glance, King's Bachman experiment is an open-and-shut case: Bachman's books sold way more copies with Stephen King's name on their covers. But King himself feels his experiment got cut short. He said of Bachman, who he killed off in a press release by “cancer of the pseudonym,” “He died with that question – is it work that takes you to the top or is it all just a lottery? – still unanswered.” Bachman worked in anonymity for seven years, and released five books – how is that not enough? Even the pros don't know William Goldman was a two-time Academy-Award-Winning screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride, and Misery (which was supposed to be Richard Bachman's sixth book, but instead was released by Stephen King). In Goldman's book, Adventures in the Screen Trade, he pointed out that in one typical movie season, sixteen major films were released by the major studios. One was a runaway success, and ten of those sixteen lost more than ten million dollars. Why did those studios bother making the stinkers? Because, as Goldman said: Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one. Nobody knowing anything takes the appeal out of King's Bachman story. It sounded like the perfect story for aspiring creatives to point to and say, “Look, the universe is conspiring against me. If you don't have a big name already, you're screwed.” Nothing guarantees creative success But really, nothing can guarantee success. You could say you have to have connections, and I could point out that Richard Pryor's son played at the Apollo, and got booed off the stage. You could say you need name recognition, and I could tell you that the 28,000 copies Bachman's fifth book sold was four-thousand more than Stephen King's own fourth book sold. You could say all you need is your big break, and I could remind you that Steve Martin was on The Tonight Show – the big break in the comedy business at the time – sixteen times before someone recognized him in public. Nobody knows anything. If movie studios knew blockbusters, that's all they'd make. If record companies knew hits, that's all they'd release. If publishers knew bestsellers, that's all they'd launch. And if venture capitalists knew “unicorns,” they'd just be called capitalists. Quality can't hide Nobody knows anything, but somebody knows something. As Goldman himself said, you can make an educated guess. I bet he'd agree that a ninety-minute cellphone video of a ham sandwich sitting on a plate is unlikely to fill theaters. There was another author, named Robert Galbraith, whose debut novel didn't do great. It sold 1,500 copies in the first few months – not bad either. But there was something fishy about Galbraith's work. A journalist tweeted that she had enjoyed Galbraith's book, but it seemed way too well-written to be the debut novel of who was supposedly a retired military officer. An anonymous account tipped this journalist, saying That's because it's not a debut novel: Robert Galbraith is actually a really well-known author's pseudonym. That led to a computer linguistic analysis and the London Times confronted the alleged author. J. K. Rowling admitted that she was Robert Galbraith, then The Cuckoo's Calling, a crime novel, proceeded to sell like hotcakes. So, of course Rowling's name recognition helped the book sell, but try as she could to hide her identity, she couldn't hide her quality. Her writing was, to paraphrase Steve Martin, so good it couldn't be ignored. Stephen King got to enjoy the anonymity of his pen name for seven years. Rowling hers about three months. Maybe there's some others out there who never got caught, but it seems social media and computer linguistic analysis has shortened the life of pen names. But King and Rowling both had the same problem: You can't hide quality, and you can't hide voice. From the beginning, King got letters asking him if he was Richard Bachman. Bachman had the extra challenge that he wasn't merely copying the style of an author already dominating a genre – he literally was that author. Sometimes a copycat does better than the original, because they can't help but be different as they try to copy. For example, Kurt Cobain said he was trying to rip off the Pixies when he wrote Smells Like Teen Sprit. An exact copy doesn't have much chance, because the original already punctured the exact same vacuum. You can't know anything, so know your work Jerry Seinfeld likes to tell beginning comedians they'll never make it. Because if they hear that from a comedy legend and still do comedy, he figures, they might have a chance. Maybe it's not satisfying that nobody knows anything. It kind of makes you want to throw your hands up and say, What's the use?! But maybe that's a good thing. If you can know that nobody knows anything, and still be dedicated to your craft, maybe you have a shot. About Your Host, David Kadavy David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers. Through the Love Your Work podcast, his Love Mondays newsletter, and self-publishing coaching David helps you make it as a creative. Follow David on: Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube Subscribe to Love Your Work Apple Podcasts Overcast Spotify Stitcher YouTube RSS Email Support the show on Patreon Put your money where your mind is. Patreon lets you support independent creators like me. Support now on Patreon » Show notes: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/nobody-knows-anything/
Brothers Phil & Warren revisit the buddy western classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Topics include: William Goldman's script & George Roy Hill's approach (3:50), stars of the picture (16:00), stats & accolades (28:00), best scenes & lines (36:45), Judge Bob's recasting court (55:15), and the film's legacy & lore (1:11:40), plus much more.
Director and writer David Koepp has used his storytelling skills to write screenplays for more than thirty films, including the first two Jurassic Park movies, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, War of the Worlds, Ghost Town (with the enigmatic John Kamps) and Kimi. As an author, he's penned the novels Cold Storage and Aurora. In this interview, he shares how a landscaping problem led to his audiobook, Yard Work, which was narrated by Kevin Bacon. Listeners will also love hearing about his experiences working in the film industry and learning about the inspiration behind his new highly-acclaimed novel, Aurora.Enjoy!Books mentioned:Aurora by David KoeppOn Writing by Stephen KingDanse Macabre by Stephen KingBird by Bird by Anne LamottScreenplay by Syd FieldAdventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman https://davidkoepp.com/
Tom and Jenny discuss the classic 1990 Stephen King adaptation, directed by Rob Reiner, written by William Goldman, and starring James Caan and an Oscar-winning Kathy Bates. Find this movie and more at the 13 O’Clock Amazon Storefront! Audio version: Video version: Please support us on Patreon! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us … Continue reading Movie Retrospective: Misery (1990)
In this episode we discuss Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Dame Maggie Smith. We talk about William Goldman's fascination with the two cowboys, his expert comedic dialogue, and the quirkiness that made this film the best-selling Western of all time. We also talk about Maggie Smith and her gradual rise to fame over her seven-decade career, her iconic roles, her many accolades, and her strict attention to detail and professionalism while playing some of the funniest characters to grace the big and small screens. -- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanktheacademypodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thankacademypod Email us your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thank-the-academy/support
Brothers Drew and Eric watched two ronin movies: the fanciful ‘47 Ronin' and the brutal '13 Assassins.' There's a bit of Japanese history talk but mostly the brothers have a discourse on contrast. 47 Ronin talk begins immediately 13 Assassins talk begins at 52:49 Housekeeping starts at 1:22:00 and involves The Old Man, American Horror Story, Bosch, the Next Generation Star Trek movies, Max Brooks, and William Goldman's “Adventures in the Screen Trade.” File length 1:43:35 File Size 72.3 MB Theme by Jul Big Green via SongFinch Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts Listen to us on Stitcher Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Send your comments to email@example.com Visit the show website at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.>
MISERY (1990) was the perfect film for Hollywood. The movie is an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, the film was directed by one of Hollywood's top directors at the time (Rob Reiner), the screenplay was written by legend William Goldman, and the film starred acting legend James Caan. With James Caan's passing, the podcast has decided to pay tribute to the actor by discussing this classic horror film. When novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) finishes his latest manuscript, while driving the winter roads of Colorado, he loses control of his Mustang and crashes into a ditch. Nurse Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) rescues him. While being taken cared of at Wilkes' home, Sheldon waits patiently for the winter snow to melt so an ambulance can take him to the local hospital. Unfortunately, Annie has different plans. The film also stars Kathy Bates in her award winning performance of the unhinged Annie Wilkes. The cast includes Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall, and Frances Sternhagen. The film was an instant classic and is considered one of the best horror films of the 1990's. Dark Discussions pays tribute to James Caan and gives their thoughts on the movie.
A re-release while we take a break this week - a great look into a quotable classic! How did this endearing, comforting fantasy tale come to be? Learn why the book is so different in the telling, and the life and journey of William Goldman in turning books into films. Evan and Taylor's projects: videos, go watch Evan's film work sign up, Taylor's weekly newsletter Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email us @illiteratepod, reach out on instagram Extras: trailer, The Princess Bride (1987) document, the “missing scene” from the book book, Adventures in the Screen Trade (memoir) article, making of the film book, on the life of William Goldman
Andrew and Dave boldly head into the future by heading back to 1978! That's right, the podcasting duo take a look at Magic, the horror film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins! What do the pair make of the often overlooked film? Just how great is the supporting turn from Burgess Meredith? Does Andrew particularly care for the other William Goldman written film, The Princess Bride? Tune in and find out!Next Episode: We're talkin' Old Testament! Real wrath of God type stuff.All music by Andrew Kannegiesser. Editing by Dave Babbitt
For this June edition of Dick's Picks we present another one of Carter's picks: Marathon Man from 1976. Directed by John Schlesinger and written by William Goldman, Marathon Man is one of the best thrillers from the golden age of the paranoid political thriller in the 1970s. Carter and Dick break down the plot and themes of Marathon Man while also talking about some of its production history as well as its place in the pantheon of 70s political thrillers.
William & Mark read a hilarious Youtube comment, divulge their recent financial wisdom and uncover the secrets of Princess Bride. Also in this episode, John Stamos, Jason Bateman, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, William Goldman and Redbox may or may not come up!
What happens when you take the super-sniffer and put it on Black Widow? Find out this week as we create a super spy that's out of this world. For more information, please check out our website. Email: acoupleofcharacterspod at gmail dot com. Twitter, Instagram, Patreon: ACoCPodcast. Bookshop dot org storefront and gift cards. Use code CHOOSEINDIE on Libro.fm to receive a free audiobook when you purchase a subscription. Episode notes: Transcript. Naldiin Illond character sheet. Homebrew Echo Skulker sub-class. Homebrew ancestry options. Dyslexia friendly versions: Transcript. Naldiin Illond character sheet. Homebrew Echo Skulker sub-class. Homebrew ancestry options. Mentioned books: Starless by Jacqueline Carey, on Bookshop.org and Libro.fm. Malice by Heather Walter, on Bookshop.org and Libro.fm. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. D&D Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. D&D Player's Handbook. D&D Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. Mentioned episodes: MBMBaM. Willow. Fantasy Name Generators. Dungeons & Dragon Types: Website. Twitter. Cover art: Copyright Chandra Reyer 2019.
Our final wedding episode takes us to an all-time 80s classic: The Princess Bride. Director Rob Reiner and writer William Goldman team up with a… The post The Princess Bride (Pinot Noir Rosé) appeared first on Cinemavino.
I Know Movies and You Don't w/ Kyle Bruehl
In the twenty-third episode of Season 6 (Heists, Cons, & Grifters) Kyle is joined by editor Kristi Shimek and musician Ben Childs to the lighthearted string of perpetual capers and eccentric losers chasing down greatness in Peter Yates' jubilant farce The Hot Rock (1972).
We talk. I drink. We movie. About the movie: The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy comedy romance film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film preserves the novel's metafictional narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage). About our guest: MK is an Author, Doctoral Candidate, Freelance Sportswriter, and Former D1 Athlete Learn more about her at https://katielever.com/ Get at us: Email - email@example.com Twitter - @talkduringmovie IG - @talkingduringmovies
"Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. - Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale." In this week's episode, we discuss the 1987 fantasy, adventure, romance 'The Princess Bride' starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin. This movie was directed by Rob Reiner and based on the book written by William Goldman. The Princess Bride - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 The Princess Bride trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNNUcHRiPS8 The Princess Bride - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/princess_bride Manscaped Promo: Promo Code EIGHTIES 20% Off + Free Shipping www.manscaped.com
This is the girl. It's a Dan Hedaya Double Feature this week, with Arco taking on David Lynch's avowed feature-length masterpiece, 2001's Mulholland Drive, and Jason watching great talent--William Goldman! Jodie Foster! Mel Gibson!--cash sizable checks in 1994's Maverick. https://youtu.be/OiCfHW3N3vo (Twin Perfect's YouTube essay on Mulholland Drive.) https://linktr.ee/moviechallengepodcast (Connect with Movie Challenge Accepted.) Your Hosts: https://www.jason-allison.com (Jason Allison) & https://www.facebook.com/MovieChallengePodcast/ (Arco Esposito) If you enjoy the pod, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. It's a small gesture that will help us grow. Thanks!
One thing I hear from a lot from readers of The Heart to Start, is that many people have no problem starting new projects. They instead struggle with finishing them. I can relate. Like many creative people, I once struggled to finish projects. I always had new ideas, I left books half-read, projects half-finished. I had done lots of creative work, and had little to show for it. Now I still always have new ideas, and I still leave books half-read and projects half-finished. But now, I have lots of finished projects to show for all the work I've done. What's changed? I've learned to finish what matters, and forget the rest. Embrace your inner Perceiver A turning point in my own creative journey came when I learned to embrace my inner Perceiver. As much flak as the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator gets for being pseudoscience, it's still a useful lens for understanding your own tendencies. The concepts of Introversion and Extroversion have wide scientific support, but also useful I think are the concepts of “Perceiving” and “Judging.” If you watch in awe as one friend after another executes on ideas and achieves success, while you flounder, working on one idea after another, but never truly following through, your friends are probably “Js”, and you might be a “P.” This is the position I was in, until a friend at a party explained this dichotomy to me. Why was this other friend of ours so great at follow-through, while we both struggled to find our paths? This friend was a J. We were Ps. Another way of thinking about being a Perceiver is you're someone who sees Possibilities. You can't move forward with one idea, because you keep having other, better ideas. Meanwhile, your “Judging” friends find an idea, make the judgement to stick with it, and see it through. Shiny objects aren't shameful Perceiving Possibilities is a necessary part of being creative. For DNA to be discovered, the researchers had to entertain the Possibility that they should pursue something other than the original intent of their grant application – which was to study cancer treatments. For Alexander Fleming to discover antibiotics, he had to see Possibilities in experimental petri dishes that were contaminated. If you want a treasure trove of Perceivers, look no further than nearly every person Walter Isaacson has written a biography on. For Leonardo Da Vinci to paint the Mona Lisa, he applied his knowledge of optics to his sfumato technique, which allowed him to model the painting with no hard lines. He applied his knowledge of anatomy to crafting the Mona Lisa's mysterious smirk. He had dissected humans and animals, studying exactly which muscles were recruited to express various emotions. In episode 272, I talked about how Steve Jobs and the engineers and executives at Apple had to consider the Possibility that while a trackwheel served as a useful interface for an iPod, it might not be such for the iPhone. Isaacson himself has said, “People who love all fields of knowledge are the ones who can best spot the patterns across nature.” So if you're someone who beats themself up over Shiny Object Syndrome, consider the Possibility that it's a necessary component of creative thinking. Creative success happens in Extremistan On the rare occasion that someone with shiny object syndrome does finish a project, it might not be successful, and that can make matters worse. Why bother following through with anything, you might think, when you aren't assured of success? But, creative work calls for a different approach to success. As I talked about in episode 253, creative work happens in Extremistan. Nobody knows anything It's impossible to predict which creative projects will be successful. If record companies knew hits, that's all they'd release. If movie studios knew blockbusters, that's all they'd produce. If publishers knew bestsellers, that's all they'd launch. If Venture Capitalists knew unicorns, that's all they'd fund. And they wouldn't be called “Venture” Capitalists – they'd just be Capitalists. As two-time Academy-Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman said, “Nobody knows anything.” The sky is the limit Even when a creative project is released into Extremistan, there is a huge range of potential outcomes. When Art De Vany analyzed the box-office proceeds of various movies, he found that the top 1% of movies accounted for 20% of sales. My latest book, Mind Management, Not Time Management is a success. Book-marketing expert Tucker Max calls a self-published book that sells 2,500 copies in its first year a “home run”. Mind Management, Not Time Management sold 10,000. But, Mark Manson's Subtle Art has sold more than ten million. This podcast episode will get more downloads than about 97% of other podcasts, but it's not unusual for an episode of Joe Rogan's podcast to get 1,000 times the downloads of this one. It's a long night to overnight success When you follow through and put a creative project into the world, you may have mild success, or you may have wild success. But there's no telling how long wild success can take. The Queen's Gambit took thirty-seven years to become a New York Times bestseller. Jane Austen's books went out of print after her death. There's no telling when a box-office bust will become a cult classic, or just a straight-up classic. People forget that The Shawshank Redemption was a box-office bomb, now considered by many to be the best movie of all time. Like I talked about on episode 251, you can't call out Suvivorship Bias so easily in creative work, because you often don't know if a project is truly dead. We're raised in Mediocristan Creative success happens in Extremistan, not Mediocristan, and this is at the heart of why many people feel ashamed of their shiny object syndrome. We're raised in Mediocristan, so we evaluate success and our ability to follow through based upon how things get done in Mediocristan. The whole point of civilization – with its steady paychecks, fixed-rate mortgages, and insurance policies – is to smooth out the shocks of the natural world. Mediocristan is built upon predictability, and to succeed by Mediocristan's standards, you need to yourself be predictable. If you can follow the curriculum, do the reading, and fill out the bubbles on a standardized test with your standardized #2 pencil, you can get a good grade, that adds up to a good GPA, which lets you graduate and get your degree to put the right keywords in your resume so a computer can read it and find you. You can get a job, a steady paycheck, a fixed-rate mortgage, and an insurance policy. But for any of these niceties of Mediocristan to exist, someone has to invent something. Before Henry Ford could double the going rate for a factory worker, introduce the five-dollar day, and have 10,000 people banging on his gates, he had to create those jobs. You are a Maker/Capitalist Even if you wanted to work in a factory in Mediocristan – besides the fact that few humans could handle the monotony of working on Ford's assembly-line – these kinds of jobs are becoming more scarce. More of our drudgery is being handled by automation. This is reducing the barriers to entry for putting ideas into the world. You can build a no-code app with Adalo or Webflow, you can print and ship artwork and memorabilia with Printful, you can – like me – sell thousands of print-on-demand books in dozens of countries around the world, and not touch a single one. It used to require capital and labor to produce a good or service. Now, less labor is needed, and almost no capital. It used to require management to organize all that labor. Now management is the arrangement of automation – but “management” isn't the right word for it, and neither is labor. The word “creator” embodies the trifecta of coming up with ideas, doing the work, and distributing the goods. More and more of us can be creator/capitalists. We require little capital to fund our making, but we have to be adept at using what little capital we have wisely. Balaji Srinivasan would call us “capital allocators.” Finish what matters, and forget the rest If creative success is random, and happens upon a long timeline, how do you stay the course to embrace your shiny object syndrome and still ship projects? Start by building your shipping skills, like I talked about on episode 265. Treat even the smallest projects in your life as opportunities to have a vision, form a plan, and carry out that plan. You can do this by cooking a recipe, planning a party or trip, and build into shipping small creative projects. Learn to navigate uncertainty. Get used to making percentage-confidence predictions about the future, then evaluating those predictions down the road. You can learn with the Avocado Challenge I talked about on episode 245. Remember that for Henry Ford to build the Model T, he had to iterate on Models A through S. Like a construction project that seems to make no progress, until suddenly a twenty-story building appears, you need to let the Foundation Effect happen, like I talked about on episode 266. Remember the Iceberg Principle, like I talked about on episode 263. The same way ninety-percent of an iceberg is underwater, what you present to the world in your masterpiece will be just a small fraction of the knowledge and experimentation you put in. You have to embrace creative waste, like I talked about on episode 264. As a creator/capitalist, you need to use your resources wisely. Use the Barbell Strategy that I talked about on episode 244. Put most of your resources toward “sure bets” that keep you in the game. But set aside time and energy to play wildcards – crazy ideas with little downside, but unlimited potential upside. Creative work is the business of breeding Black Swans. Through this process, you won't finish every project, and you won't always be able to tell which projects matter. But with enough practice, over enough time, you'll become adept at finishing what matters, and forgetting the rest. Image: Characters In Yellow, Paul Klee Mind Management is a Kindle Deal! Amazon has hand-selected Mind Management, Not Time Management for a promotional discount. It's only $2.49 on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Offer ends March 31st, so grab it now! About Your Host, David Kadavy David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start and Design for Hackers. 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