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Annette O’Toole, Actress – I Blame Dennis Hopper

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

This week, Illeana Douglas interviews Annette O’Toole about her career.

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Urinetown Musical Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss the musical Urinetown!

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal systemcapitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny OperaThe Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. The characters of Bobby Strong and Hope Cladwell were included on New York Theatre Monthly’s list of “The 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre”.

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Fun Home Musical Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss the musical Fun Home.

Fun Home is a musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel‘s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.

The musical was developed through several readings and performances, including at the Ojai Playwrights Conference in 2009 and at the Sundance Theatre Lab and The Public Theater‘s Public Lab in 2012. It opened Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in September 2013 to positive reviews. Its run was extended several times, until January 2014. The Public Theater production of Fun Home was nominated for nine Lucille Lortel Awards (winning three, including Outstanding Musical), two Obie Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards, among others.

The original Broadway production began previews at the Circle in the Square Theatre in March 2015 and opened in April 2015. It was nominated for twelve Tony Awards, winning five, including Best Musical, and its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The production closed on September 10, 2016, and a national tour began in October 2016 that is booked until August 2017.

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Directing for Story with Mason Richard – The NYFA Hour Episode 23

Mason Richards has acted on Broadway, he’s directed several films including a short that is currently playing at the Liminal Space Exhibit at the Caribbean Cultural Center in Harlem. Mason is the 2012 recipient of the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship and an instructor at NYFA LA. He’s here to talk about his latest film “The Seawall” and directing techniques.

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The Book of Mormon Musical Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss the musical The Book of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion. First staged in 2011, the play satirizes various Mormon beliefs and practices. The script, lyrics, and music were written by Robert Lopez, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone. Best known for creating the animated comedy South Park, Parker and Stone co-created the music with Lopez, the co-composer/co-lyricist of Avenue Q, and, subsequently, Frozen.

The Book of Mormon follows two Mormon missionaries as they attempt to share their scriptures with the inhabitants of a remote Ugandan village. The earnest young men are challenged by the lack of interest of the locals, who are preoccupied with more pressing troubles such as AIDS, famine, and oppression from the local warlord.

In 2003, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone began developing the musical, meeting sporadically for several years after Parker and Stone saw Avenue Q. Parker and Stone grew up in Colorado, and references to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had been commonplace in their previous works. For research, the trio took a trip to Salt Lake City to meet with current and former Mormon missionaries. Beginning in 2008, developmental workshops were staged. The show’s producer, Scott Rudin, opted to open the show directly on Broadway.

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Next To Normal Musical Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski and Alexis Torres discuss the musical Next To Normal.

Next to Normal (styled as next to normal) is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and the attempts to alleviate it have on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the underbelly of suburban life.

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Hair Film Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss the film Hair.

Hair is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical about a Vietnam War draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. The hippies introduce him to their environment of cannabis, LSD, unorthodox relationships and draft evasion.

The film was directed by Miloš Forman (who received a César Award nomination for his work on the film) and adapted for the screen by Michael Weller (who would collaborate with Forman on a second picture, Ragtime, two years later). Cast members include Treat Williams, John Savage, Beverly D’Angelo, Don Dacus, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Nell Carter, Cheryl Barnes, Richard Bright, Ellen Foley and Charlotte Rae. Dance scenes were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and performed by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. The film was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture (for Williams).

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Peter Pan Musical Discussion Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss the musical Peter Pan.

Peter Pan is a musical based on J. M. Barrie‘s 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie’s own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark “Moose” Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. It was followed by NBC telecasts of it in 1955, 1956, and 1960 with the same stars, plus several rebroadcasts of the 1960 telecast. In 2014, the musical was broadcast on NBC featuring several new numbers, and starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. The show has enjoyed several revivals onstage.

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Finding Neverland Musical Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski, Mark J Freeman, Kenny Harrison and Ally Nasta discuss the theatre show of Finding Neverland.

Finding Neverland is an original musical with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. Inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee and his 2004 adaptation Finding Neverland, the musical made its world premiere at the Curve Theatre in Leicester in 2012, with the reworked version making its world premiere in 2014 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1] Following completion of its Cambridge run, the production transferred to Broadway in March 2015.

After 17 months on Broadway, the production of Finding Neverland closed on August 21, 2016, and began a US national tour in October 2016.

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Faith Prince, Actress – I Blame Dennis Hopper on Popcorn Talk

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

On today’s episode of “I Blame Dennis Hopper”, Faith Prince talks about her career.

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Newsies Film Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski and Tiona Hobson discuss Newsies.

Newsies (released as The News Boys in the United Kingdom) is a 1992 American musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega in his film directing debut. It is loosely based on the New York City Newsboys Strike of 1899 and features twelve original songs from composers Alan Menken and J.A.C. Redford. It stars Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret. The film was an initial box office flop and received negative reviews at the time of its release, but later gained a cult following on home video. It was later adapted into a successful stage adaptation on Broadway that won two Tony Awards.

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A Chorus Line Film Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss A Chorus Line.

A Chorus Line is a 1985 American musical film directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Michael Douglas. The screenplay by Arnold Schulman is based on the Tony Award-winning book of the 1975 stage production of the same name by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. The songs were composed by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban.

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A Chorus Line Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Jacque Borowski and James Lott Jr. discuss A Chorus Line.

A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr.and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.

Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production, A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway July 25, 1975, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical received twelve Tony Award nominations and won nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The original Broadway production ran for 6,137 performances, becoming the longest-running production in Broadway history until surpassed by Cats in 1997, and the longest-running Broadway musical originally produced in the US, until surpassed in 2011 by Chicago. It remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show ever. A Chorus Line‘s success has spawned many successful productions worldwide. It began a lengthy run in the West End in 1976 and was revived on Broadway in 2006, and in the West End in 2013.

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The Boy From Oz Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss The Boy From Oz.

The Boy from Oz is a jukebox musical based on the life of singer/songwriter Peter Allen while featuring songs written by him. The book is by Nick Enright. Premiering in Australia in 1998 starring Todd McKenney, the musical opened in a revised version on Broadway in 2003 with Hugh Jackman in the title role.

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Les Miserables Film Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski, and Alexis Torres discuss the Broadway Musical Les Miserables.

Les Misérables is a 2012 British-French-American epic romantic musical period drama film produced byWorking Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is based on the musical of the same nameby Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg which is in turn based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo. The film is directed by Tom Hooper, scripted by William Nicholson, Boublil, Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer, and stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried.

The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who, inspired by a kindly bishop, decides to turn his life around. He eventually becomes mayor of a town in France and owner of a factory in that town. He is always alert to the risk of being captured again by police inspector Javert, who is ruthless in hunting down law-breakers, believing they cannot change for the better. One of Valjean’s factory workers, Fantine, blames him for her being cast into a life of prostitution. When she dies, he feels responsible and agrees to take care of her illegitimate daughter Cosette — though he must first escape Javert. Later, when Cosette is grown, they are swept up in the political turmoil in Paris, which culminates in the Paris Uprising of 1832.

Attempts to adapt a Les Misérables film from the stage musical had taken place since the late 1980s. In June 2011, from a screenplay by Nicholson, production of the film officially began with Hooper and Mackintosh serving as director and producer, and the main characters were cast later that year. Principal photographycommenced in March 2012, and took place in various English locations, including Greenwich, London, Chatham, Winchester, Bath and Portsmouth; as well as in Gourdon, France.

Les Misérables premiered in London 5 December 2012, and was released 25 December 2012 in the United States and 11 January 2013 in the United Kingdom.[2][8][10] The film received generally favourable[11] reviews, with many critics praising the cast, and Jackman, Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks being the most often singled out for praise. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Jackman and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Hathaway.

It also won four British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), including the Best Actress in a Supporting Role(Hathaway). It received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture (the first musical nominated since 2002’s winner Chicago) and Best Actor for Jackman, and won three, for Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway.

 

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Interview with Scott Schofield – Broadway Breakdown

Host Jacque Borowskiinterviews special guest performer Scott Turner Schofield.

Scott Turner Schofield is a transgender male performer. He has toured internationally with his one-person shows, “Underground TRANSit”, “Debutante Balls”, and “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps” since 2001.

Schofield received a Tanne Award for Artistic Excellence from the Tanne Foundation in 2004. The Tanne Award is given to performers who passionately make a difference in this country through their performing.

Since 2004, Schofield has also toured with Athens Boys Choir in an event called “The Southern Gents Tour.” Several of these performances were held in colleges such as University of Southern California, Reed College,Appalachian State University, and Portland State University. Schofield has also collaborated with S. Bear Bergman, numerous drag kings, and community workshop participants in a series entitled “Words Can’t Describe” in Atlanta, San Antonio, and Seattle.

In 2007, Schofield became the first artist addressing transgender issues to be awarded a Creation Fund Grant by the National Performance Network. His show, “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps” premiered at the Capitol Hill Arts Center – produced by the Pat Graney Company – in Seattle in October 2007. The piece continues to tour internationally.

Schofield was also honored as a recipient in the 2007 Princess Grace Awards, receiving a theater fellowship in acting, the Gant Gaither Award. Schofield carried out his fellowship at 7 Stages in Atlanta, where he worked as the assistant to French director Eric Vigner on Bernard Marie Koltes‘ play “In the Solitude of Cotton Fields;” with German actress Anne Tismer on “Gutes Tun/Doing Good Things”; and with American actress/director Crystal Dickinson on Pearl Cleage‘s play “A Song for Coretta.”

In 2008, a collection of Schofield’s three solo performance scripts was published by Homofactus Press titled Two Truths and a Lie. Judith Halberstam wrote the foreword. The book was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards in the Drama and Transgender categories; it was placed on the American Library Association‘s 2009 Rainbow List.

In 2010, Schofield became the Artistic Director of Out North Contemporary Art House in Anchorage Alaska. He accepted an ACLU Award as a Hero for Constitutional Rights on behalf of Out North‘s founders, volunteers, and artists in 2011. He conceived of the Art House Residency Program before departing Alaska in December 2011. The program was subsequently funded for $250,000 by ArtPlace America.

In May 2012, Schofield moved to France to work again with Eric Vigner on a play by Christophe Honoré titled “La Faculté.” He worked with the Academy of the Théâtre de Lorient and actress Yutta Weiss on the world preimere at the 2012 Festival d’Avignon. The piece toured France in the 2012-13 season to Lorient, Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, Reims, and Orleans.

In May 2015, Schofield became the first openly transgender actor to play a major role on daytime television, as the character Nick on the show The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Les Miserables Broadway Discussion with BroadwayWorld’s Robert Diamond – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps & Jacque Borowski discuss the Broadway Musical Les Miserables with special guest Robert Diamond of Broadwayworld.com.

Les Misérables (pronounced /l ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/ or /l ˈmɪzəˌrɑːb/; French pronunciation: [le mizeʁabl(ə)]) is aFrench historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest novelsof the 19th century. In the English-speaking world, the novel is usually referred to by its original French title. However, several alternatives have been used, including The Miserables, The Wretched, The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims and The Dispossessed. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.

Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, antimonarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables has been popularized through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a film adaptation of that musical.

The appearance of the novel was highly anticipated and advertised. Critical reactions were diverse, but most of them were negative. Commercially, the work was a great success globally.

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The Humans: An play by Stephen Karam discussion | Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski, and Alexis Torres discuss the Broadway Play: The Humans

Plot: At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard. Brigid’s parents, Erik Blake and Deirdre Blake, arrive from their home in Scranton, Pennsylvania to have dinner with Brigid, Richard and Aimee, their other adult daughter. Brigid is a musician and Aimee is a lawyer, living in Philadelphia. Aimee has recently broken up with her girlfriend and has developed an intestinal ailment. Also present is Erik’s mother Fiona “Momo”, who has Alzheimer’s Disease. The parents are unhappy that their daughters have left home and have abandoned their religion. The family members must deal with “aging, illness, and a changing economy”

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Hamilton: An American Musical Discussion | Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Drexel Heard, Jacque Borowski, and Alexis Torres discuss the Broadway Musical: Hamilton: An American Musical.
Hamilton is a musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.

The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out. The show transferred to Broadway in August 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On Broadway, it received enthusiastic critical acclaim and unprecedented advance box office sales. Nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, the production ultimately won 11, including Best Musical, and is also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prior off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominated categories.

Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “Broadway Breakdown. Each episode of Broadway Breakdown centers upon one Broadway show where an expert panel of hosts, from different facets of the industry, dissect every aspect of that particular Broadway performance from casting to acting, writing to directing. Broadway Breakdown is not a a Broadway review or critique. Rather it is a Broadway companion, offering deeper insight into the show.

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Rita Hayworth Discussion – Historic Hollywood (January 22nd, 2016)

Historic Hollywood hosts Lex Michael, Karie Bible, and Byron Thompson do an an in depth discovery of the masters of film who built Hollywood. In depth biography and filmography of the cinematic masters of the past. Today we’re talking about Rita Hayworth. Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era’s top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term “love goddess” to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II. Hayworth is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda, oppositeGlenn Ford, in which she played the femme fatale in her first major dramatic role. Fred Astaire, with whom she made two films, called her his favorite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical Cover Girl (1944), with Gene Kelly. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute‘s survey, AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars.

Legally Blonde… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Josh Macuga and Ben Begley breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES! This week on GMP, Ben Begley and Josh Macuga break down Legally Blonde with Josh Macuga’s Parents!!!!!!! Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. It is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown.[2] The title of the film is a play on words, referencing the phrase, “legally blind”. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as asorority girl who struggles to win back her ex-boyfriend by earning a law degree, along with Luke Wilson as a young attorney she meets during her studies, Matthew Davis as her ex-boyfriend, Selma Blair as his new fiancée, Victor Garberand Holland Taylor as law professors, Jennifer Coolidge as a manicurist, and Ali Larter as a fitness instructor accused of murder. In America, the film was released on July 13, 2001, and received generally positive reviews. It was nominated for aGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy and was ranked 29th on Bravo’s 2007 list of “100 Funniest Movies For her performance, Witherspoon received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the 2002 MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance. The film’s box-office success led to a 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and a 2009 direct-to-DVD spin-off, Legally Blondes. Additionally, Legally Blonde: The Musical premiered on January 23, 2007, in San Franciscoand opened in New York City at the Palace Theatre on Broadway on April 29, 2007, starring Laura Bell Bundy. The musical has since closed on Broadway, but opened to very good reviews and box office in London’s West End. The large ambitious scores to both feature films were written by Rolfe Kent and were orchestrated by Tony Blondal. They featured a 90-piece orchestra and were recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, CA. This IS a Guilty Movie Pleasure… We’re talking about Legally Blonde! #GMP Follow Josh on Twitter! Follow Ben on Twitter!

Birdman (Michael Keaton) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Demetri Panos, and Phil Svitek discuss Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a 2014 American dark comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael Keaton with Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, andNaomi Watts. Keaton plays a faded Hollywood actor famous for his superhero role struggling to mount a Broadway adaptation of aRaymond Carver story. Birdman was the opening film of the 71st Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 27, 2014 in competition for theGolden Lion. It received a limited theatrical release in the United States on October 17, 2014 and a wide release on November 14, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film grossed over $50 million worldwide. Birdman received critical acclaim, and was named one of the best films of 2014 by organizations including the AFI and the National Board of Review. It was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards at the 72nd ceremony, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Score and won for Best Screenplay. Keaton won Best Actor, while Norton and Stone were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively at both the Golden Globe Awards and the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, where the cast won for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.[5][6] At the 87th Academy Awards, Birdman received nine nominations, joint most for the ceremony (with The Grand Budapest Hotel), including Best Picture, Best Director, and acting nominations for Keaton, Norton and Stone.

Jersey Boys | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, and Sara Stretton discuss the film Jersey Boys which is a 2014 Broadway Musical Adaptation film directed by Clint Eastwood. The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four Seasons. The musical is structured as four “seasons”, each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his own perspective on its history and music. Songs include “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Sherry”, “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”, “My Eyes Adored You”, “Stay”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Working My Way Back to You” and “Rag Doll”, among others. The title refers to the fact that the members of The Four Seasons are from New Jersey. The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1742044/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Boys Adam Zalasko Interview: http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Interviews-Adam-Zelasko-from-JERSEY-BOYS-Tour-Answers-Our-Silly-Questions-20140623 John Lloyd Young Interview: http://www.biography.com/news/jersey-boys-movie-john-lloyd-young-interview#awesm=~oIqkLE67GlGwKa John Lloyd Young, Erich Berg, & Michael Lomenda Interview: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zaki-hasan/interview-john-lloyd-youn_b_5513833.html Photoshoot: http://parade.condenast.com/300807/chriswillman/meet-the-four-stars-of-jersey-boys/ Dressing Frankie Valli: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dressing-frankie-valli-how-jersey-713833 Video Featurette: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmovies/article/Vincent-Piazza-Discusses-JERSEY-BOYS-In-New-Video-Featurette-20140615#.U63jRajD46Q Singing Live On Camera: http://emanuellevy.com/comment/jersey-boys/ B-Roll Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x7JtTdWcHk Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAf6n5wINbQ Franki Valli Official Website: http://www.frankievallifourseasons.com/ The Four Season Induction: http://rockhall.com/inductees/the-four-seasons/bio/ Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio’s uneasy relationship with ‘Jersey Boys’: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-frankie-valli-bob-gaudio-jersey-boys-movie-20140626-story.html