Author Topic: Directors: cunts and GBOLs  (Read 3076 times)

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #90 on: April 05, 2019, 07:40:49 AM »
I'm concerned that I'll mangle it if I try and type it out. But it's there on download, I think its one of his main pods and not an Edinburgh one. Basically, it's an anecdote about Allen not being able to direct on Match Point (I think) told in a refreshing way that has very little reverence for the man.

Although I think ironically Match Point would probably be the best example of recent Allen making a film that shows conventional directing ability. Again though I do often get the sense that his films aren't really pushing those involved, actors generally give decent performances but it seems he and they are happy to go along with the script in that fashion. In Blanchet's case it seemed like she was going beyond that comfort zone were the film would be about an arrogant dislikeable socialite brought low and actively trying to make the character far more pitiable.

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #91 on: April 05, 2019, 01:57:25 PM »
There's a whole season of the podcast You Must Remember This just on fact checking Hollywood Babylon. Anger's entertaining but he is definitely a cunt!

http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes?category=Hollywood%20Babylon

I've been meaning to get into these since someone mentioned one in a chat about noirs. Can you recommend some episodes to get going with?

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Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #92 on: April 05, 2019, 02:14:31 PM »
I've been meaning to get into these since someone mentioned one in a chat about noirs. Can you recommend some episodes to get going with?

The Blacklist and the Manson runs would be a good start.  The former in particular, what with you being a Noir-head and everything.  Must admit, it did take a few eps for me to get over the host's mild vocal fry.

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2019, 02:30:26 PM »
Great, ta!

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #94 on: April 05, 2019, 02:48:56 PM »
It didn't really help that the interviewer's questions kept referring to Jerry Lewis being 90. He may as well have said " DEAD SOON, EH ? " to him.

But this was one of a series of interviews with nonagenarian celebs that was all about working in the industry at 90-plus.  Betty White, Dick Van Dyke and Tony Bennett were among the others interviewed.  Lewis knew what the theme would be when he agreed to it.  The only allowance I can make for him is that by being so unhelpful he hoped the piece would have been amusing, but even if that was the case as soon as it became clear the poor kid was scared to death he should have relented.

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Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #95 on: April 05, 2019, 03:45:40 PM »
The interviewer was terrible though. Such limp questions that show almost zero preparation.

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2019, 06:03:59 PM »
I have a little bit of sympathy for him because it seemed to me that he was extremely nervous, that may have been because he was just excited to meet a comedy legend or because he was thrown off by Lewis' dry, sarcastic nature.

The bit where Lewis mocks the interviewer's laugh is great though. I guess comedic timing never leaves you.

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #97 on: April 06, 2019, 10:54:18 AM »
He's always seemed nice in interviews, but Spielberg just sat by idly whilst Robert Shaw was devoured by that shark, doesn't sit right.

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #98 on: April 06, 2019, 02:57:40 PM »
He's always seemed nice in interviews, but Spielberg just sat by idly whilst Robert Shaw was devoured by that shark, doesn't sit right.

That and he's so cheap he wears freebee merchandise from his own films.

Re: Directors: cunts and GBOLs
« Reply #99 on: April 06, 2019, 09:56:12 PM »
The interviewer was terrible though. Such limp questions that show almost zero preparation.

Is one of the questions about his jumper changing colour?