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>> good fellas is like fasten your seat belt, i am going to kick the pleep ble[ bleep ] out for two and a half hours and you are going to love it. >> there is been so many gangster movies, so many mob movies. >> it will be a big summer. >> and you watch the movie and you are like yeah. >> see you later, thanks. >> what are you doing. >> we try to capture the exuberant of that time. >> "good fellas" was the mob of the job. >> what are you doing? >> what? >> i am a construction.
>> the balance of these two families of the mob family and the way it bleeds into each other. >> are you all right? >> are you all right? >> yes. >> good fellas was based on the book called "wise guy." what did i tell you? what did i tell you? you don't buy anything, do you hear me? >> it is a true story and it is a nature of that lifestyle. you have to be clever enough let alone to have the audacity and the discretion but not being afraid of the violence. [ bleep ]. >> i can't believe what i just heard. a dangerous and enjoying of it and suddenly somebody gets shot
in the chest. >> what's the worldc coming to? >> that's not funny. there is a price for everything you do. >> all right, you all know the drill. in the '90s. there is a host of movies in which people operate outside of the system. it is one of the reasons we go to the movies. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you, officer. >> to see people violate the laws of society. >> you take one of those big envelopes and put as many hundreds and 50s and 20s as you can pack into it. we were rooting for criminals to get away with it. >> do you want a cigarette? >> we wanted the bad guys to be a good guy. it was an era where anti-heroes were on the rise. >> you have something against ice cubes? >> i like rough edges.
the characters are sociopaths. when i play the part, i needed to understand the sociopathic mind. that's a scary thing. >> "silence of the lambs," i remember waiting for it. nothing prepared him for how -- >> good morning. >> may i speak with you. >> this is a horror film that's an actor piece. closer. told by the close of master of all time. >> the tension keeps on rising
and rising. >> most serial dikillers keep a trophy of them. >> i did not. >> i manage to take the horror movie and the gothic that i can over feed and put it into a real world thriller. >> you still wake up sometimes, don't you? >> wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs. silence of the lambs becomes one of the three films to win best actor, best actress and actor and anthony hopskin wins for playing the hannible elector. >> the one thing i love so much about "thelma and louise" was a
love story between two women. >> these two friends decided to get away and things go off the rail quickly. >> shut up, shut up! >> breathe, breathe. >> i was driving home one niepgt and the idea just hit me. two women go on a crime spree. >> this is a robbery. >> i kind of saw the whole movie in one flash. >> stop. damn, you -- >> i don't think he's going to apologize. >> i don't think so. [ gunshot ] [ explosion ] >> it is an oddyssey on the last
journey. >> a lot of women looked at the film before i can relate to them. >> let's keep going. >> what do you mean? >> go. >> they looked at each other and they both knew. >> you sure? >> it is kind of the combination of both of our live and we have no choice. let's go. can't imagine the movie would have had any power at all had we not end it that way. >> i have no enemies here. >> no? >> either do i. >> the redemption is the perfect prison film.
justice has been done. everybody watches everybody. "casino" was a story of these two men. you know what the best part is? >> nobody knows what we are doing. he was open and supportive and encouraging and so present with me. >> can i trust you? answer me, can i trust you? >> sharon stone did a great tradition of the great divas. i had to learn to bring oit wutt i needed through her. >> because his films are so daring and the violence are so violence because everything you do is so true, you have to be really willing to kind of let your guts come out.
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i learn the power of a true story. >> this is houston, stay again, please? >> houston, we have a problem. >> believing in the story and not the actor. >> my mantra was just show it. >> you are not going to have enough power at home. >> you know it is going to be safe. the thing we care about its how are they going to be safe? >> what do these people have to do to be safe? that is what's riveting. >> the '90s brought us a new look of some previously thought to be well-known story. the movie is about what we can trust or who we can trust. >> you can't trust anyone. nine, eight, seven. >> the nation was captivated by the game show.
the story of truth and proversion of truth in the name of entertain. . you are young and clean cut. >> people don't like it. >> if you were a kid, would you want to be an annoying jewish guy? >> as a kid, i live through that crucial group. >> i wanted him to play a guy of a lower class era and he rose to fail. he was not that pleasant to look at. no one can beat the guy. he was so sharp. >> what's when they came out with the idea, what if we find someone that looks good and we'll give him the answer. >> yes. you are our new champion. our $20,000. >> that cruelty was something that i wanted to show. the power of money and personality. to me that was a story that had
to be told. >> we didn't land on plymouth rock. plymouth rockland landed on us. it really felt the film he makes. >> he felt the urgency in making it. >> spike has a good fortune. i think it is the best performance. >> denzel washington is one of the all time greats. what he does in his artistry, painting portrait of an individual is astounding. >> truly an american citizen. we would not have -- the e m
emancipation. >> mr. becker, come in. >> when we made "philadelphia," we was malcolm x. that was like starting a movie with marlon brando. >> i have aids. >> oh, i am sorry. >> "philadelphia" was an important show. denzel washington represents the audience apprehensions, with people with aids. one of the partners noticed the lesion on my for head. >> as his character spends more time with tom hanks, he started seeing him as more man and his sexuality about his disease. >> this case is not just about aids, is it? let's talk about what it is about. our hatred and loathing and fear. >> we don't need to despise and
stigmatize. >> "forrestscump" >> it is a very rare thing for me to read a script and put it down. "forrestscump." it is a delightful play on the contingency and accident that shapes our world. all i did was play ping-pong. that makes everything about him fantastic. he's a magnificent comedy actor. i can't think of another actor who could have done that part.
when movie goers saw this, the bullets were going through the water and he was in the water. it was a powerful realist. what does it feel to have gone on that beach? i was ill for two weeks watching that and could not believe watching that. >> i have a good film about this one. >> when was the last time you felt anything? >> the stability and reaching
the audiences more than one way. "saving private ryan" is a perfect example of that. it is -- >> what is that? >> that's a push. >> thank you. >> i would get you one but the man who made this is probably dead. >> my family when i was growing up talked about the holocaust and they never used that word, they call it the great murders. >> i shot the whole document. the first time i ever shot it. i am became a life journey and
we all felt we were shooting it in the graveyard so the amount of rhetoric of the crew and the cast. i cast at the last minute based on a play i saw neil neasam and i thought he was the best that i have found. he was. >> ait was a deal maker and he did not care much about his workers. there was an inevitable m metamorphases. he started to spend his money to
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"ground hog day" was a character driven comedy. the bill murray character keeps on waking up. having to relive the same day. >> don't you tell me you don't remember me. >> not a chance. >> usually when there are some kind of strange convention, it is explained. >> oh. >> bill conners, i thought that was you. >> you are in a time machine or somebody cast a spell.
this just happens and nobody mind it. >> it is perfect. it is also perfect for bill. >> bill like the ground hog bill ? >> yes. >> your bus is leaving. >> he was really good at that. >> i had the tire and the jack, just be comfortable, all right? >> to me, bill bumurray is one the great actors as ever been. >> how long willing you be staying? >> in definitely. >> i am being sued for twodivor. >> he's picky. that's the secret, right? >> secret? >> yeah.
>> he seems to have pretty figured out? >> you have to find something you love to do and do it for the rest of your life. >> what's going on in here? >> it is so rare when someone comes along and actually create their own aesthetic that's truly unique. >> i really related in terms of having bad grades and not being good in school but having a passion for something. >> when rushmore came out, i wrote a fan letter for west. it was laugh out loud with humor and extra pathos. >> these are or scrubs. >> oh, are they? >> comedy in the '90s will be
gigantic. >> shall we shag now or shag later? >> it is over the top and filling the frame. >> why don't you just go home. >> are you too good for your home? >> adam sandler knocking out one movie after the next. >> if you look at the scenes that are memoriable. they're big scenes. >> they're in their heads bobbing back and forth. >> they're not afraid to do something big to get a laugh. >> and noi aw all of a sudden, day, this guy shows up. it is jim carey. he turns into a top star. he's unafraid to be big.
everyone if he's doing over the top things where you think his part threw him behind, i am not going to watch this. >> excuse me, i would like to ask him a few questions. there you are, you are laughing and watching. ♪ >> i just laugh my ass off. >> ow! >> i can't believe he's doing it >> what's the bubble there? >> what do you think? >> how did you get to be -- >> you go to push the rule so far that you can do that? >> maybe i should move out here.
>> we introduce candy as a cool girl. >> i like to date and have coffee. >> i have a lot of funny and bankable people doing wonderful movies. >> look at this. hello peter. >> what's happening? >> um. >> i am going to need you to go ahead and come in tomorrow so if you can be here around 9:00 p.m., that would be great. >> "office space" was not as it claimed it should be. it was not a big hit. there is so much modern comedy in that movie, it was wonderful. >> just a moment.
"office space" did such a great job. technology had made these cubical lands and "office space" really capturcaptured that. >> things are going well. oh, oh, you know -- jennifer anniston was in it. she worked at tjif. >> somebody would pawaitress. here is my flare. put that flare on the show. >> here is my flare, okay? this is me expressing myself, okay? ♪ teacher's pet, i want to be teacher's pet. i want to be cuddled and cuddled. >> the master of the mocking
entry. he comes up with characters that are profoundly silly. when we were on "snl" together. >> i am going to go kill myself. that's where the character in waiting formal co malcolm sort born. fresh off a destroyer. >> not really much to call my own and basically being slammed down for ten or so years, you know off broadway and enough is enough, okay? i gets the joke. >> chris surrounds himself with great funny people. eugene and katherine o'hare. >> you are going to be great. >> if there is an empty space,
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i remember coming out of a scene doing think thing. that day i went to my dorm. >> my mama says a bullet does not have any name on it. those movies do speak to where i was coming from. >> we got a call of burglary he here? >> yeah, that was about an hour ago. >> oh, we didn't call you. >> he's encountering the black residents. >> something's wrong? >> yes. >> just too bad, you don't know what it is. >> years later when he's a
teenager and -- >> i didn't do nothing. >> you think you are tough, huh? >> scared? >> singleton was nominated for two academy awards, best original screen play and the youngest person ever nominated for best director. >> afs an era when a lot of people were paying attention to black films. it was this famous movement of new york times magazine does this cover story, you have a large selection of black film makers documenting of what was going on in the culture. >> you got to be able to go down. blizzard is not sticking up to nothing now. we want to back him up. >> we had a similar vision.
young man coming into this entertainment world together. i got robert denarrinero. >> you don't realize how theatrical gangster rap thing was. >> tupac and ice cube. >> they're all story tellers. >> when it comes to go on the screen, they're all convincing. >> greggi? >> come on. >> it was one of those films made me excited to be in the fi film industry. >> at the time transitioning from music into film making. >> it was independent cinema and it went to do so well.
>> house party is a fun, silly comedy. >> ladies, big love is in the house. >> what are you talking about? >> a musical duo. let's throw a party. >> having a movie like that premiers at sundance really shows the possibility. >> don't answer me what. >> turn the god damn tv off. >> i don't care what it is. no tv. >> we talk about the film and it was also a period where black
female making really interesting things. examining the culture, black culture that goes back to several hundred years. that movie is beautiful. he happens to be directed by lesley harris. >> oh, you are too cute to be director, right? >> it is a movie from the perspective of a young girl. >> people think of new black realism as the hood genre. there is a range of socio economic experience being shown in black cinema of the '90s. >> whether we are talking about black romantic comedies or family films like soul food or "waiting to exhale."
>> a whole element that have not made its way into mainstream center. >> hello. >> from the early days of will smith's career. he was incredibly smart about pig figuring out how he'll become the superstar. he chose to be a gay hustler. >> i will pick a name, you tell me everything about it. where they live and secrets and everything. then you get a piece of my clothes. >> will smith became a triple threat. there are not many who can do actions and comedy. >> backup and put the gun down and give me a pack of truck full of bubble-licious. >> will smith is that guy.
>> will smith looked at that and said i am going to do the same thing. what translates well abroad? movies like alien. >> that's what he did. >> he becomes so successful of the july 4th, weekend, it was blocked out for will smith's movies. >> you know what the differences is between you and me? >> i make this look good. check this out. let me see. she looks... kind of like me. yeah. that's because it's your grandma when she was your age.
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>> what's your name? >> i remember meeting gary marshall for the first time and being so nervous. making this movie with him. it was hysterical. we didn't really have a complete script. i remember one day looking at richard saying what are we doing? what scene? i don't know. be funny, action! >> did we think it was going to
be a huge success, not necessarily. >> do you remember me? >> you wouldn't wait on me. you wrk on commission, right? big mistake. huge. i have to go shopping now. >> pretty woman makes julia roberts a major star. that smile, that interaction with richard gear. that little thing with the jewelry box and the pearls in it. >> he said just touch it. it's the most amazing thing you have seen and said to richard just -- >> we fall for her and fall like a ton of bricks. >> it's the bride and the woman she'll never live up to. >> she rises through the decade and really ends it with three megarom comes.
my best friends wedding. run away bride and noting hill. >> i'll just look around. >> he says he wrote it with me in mind. and i love when writers say that. i don't care if it's true. it's hard to find really great original material. that hold a real performance and the comedy and the physical comedy. then some thread of love that you're trying to accomplish. i'm also just a girl. standing in front of a boy. asking him to love her. >> romantic comedy i love. i think i just was really lucky that they were making a big resurgence at a time when i was at the ready. >> the romantic comedy gets its
jump start. and you have a number of people especially adept. sandra bull lock and hue grant. megaryan and tom hanks. >> she made everything beautiful. it's tough. she needs a mother. >> could it be that you need someone just as much as he does? >> yes. >> we would work for weeks prior to the beginning of the shooting. every line was specifically found or written or perfected. >> it was like magic. >> she was unafraid to take something that felt familiar. but cover it in unfamiliar territory. >> get a new wife.
>> i hope so. >> will she scratch up your back? >> what? >> in the movies women always scratch up the men's back and scream when they have sex. >> how do you know? >> cable. >> it's about a widower. that was a brave choice. you saw people on screen working at a problem who weren't necessarily from the traditional american family. >> the great thing about when she was the dynamics between men and women who are attracted to each other or need each other and don't really know it. she was a genius. >> i'm the one behind the scenes. i'm the sports agent. >> i wanted to write a movie that begins where an 80s movie
ended. >> the script went to tom cruz. he calls immediately. i love this script. i'll read it with you. and you tell me if i'm right for it. basically i have been geeking out over his performance ever since. >> how am i doing? i'm sweating, dude. >> cuba and tom like deleersly happy actors. >> show me the money. >> they were just like landing blows on each other. and that scene just exploded. >> congratulations you're still
my agent. >> that film really spoke to me so deeply. it's a young single mom with a precocious kid. and bringing a guy into that picture. i love how much he believes in him. i was so anxious to do one line. you complete me. there were times that i read that in the script and thought fantastic. other times, is this too cheesy? i told tom that. he said give me a shot at it. if you don't want to use it, don't use it. >> i love it. you complete me. >> just shut up. you had me at hello. >> i look around and everybody
this guy's going through all the eggs. going on 20 minutes. >> what's he looking for? >> has to find the perfect dozen. >> perfect dozen? >> each egg has to be perfect. >> in the '90s you could feel something was happening here. there started to become a genuine independent film movement. sundance film festival, sundance institute had everything to do with it. >> the idea of starting sundance was i felt i'd grown up being a part of the major film industry, because that's all there was and was very fortunate to be part of that. as time went on i became more aware of other stories that could be told. they'd be told by people less inclined to be commercially attractive. they were different. they were off-beat but stories i felt should be told. >> women are lonely in the '90s. it's our new faze. we'll live. >> they weren't looking at who made the movies. they were looking at the movies. they have a commitment to
showing films with very specific, authentic voices. >> there was a sudden recognition because of the success of films that came out of that festival and it drove such a profound change into mainline hollywood. >> hey, man. you got a joint? >> ah -- no. not on me, man. >> it would be a lot cooler if you did. >> just like "american graffiti," "dazed and confused" was a complete euphoric look at young people before they have to become adults. >> other high school movies. there's a million of them, but very few that really gives you an honest depiction of that time in your life. >> whew! >> you ready to bust some ass? >> and then you see all these fantastic actors that started out in "dazed and confused."
>> that's what i love about these high school girls, man. i get older, they stay the same age. >> richard linkletter cast all those fabulous girls. the characters i just adored. they just felting like real girls to me. >> tell you this. the older you geld the more rules they'll try to get to you to follow. just got to keep listening, man. living. >> the beauty of linkletter is his touch. the lightest touch. it's lightning in a bottle. >> throw it in the -- >> no. >> you don't? >> i don't believe in it. >> you don't believe in tipping? >> trying to a writer and a filmmaker and read "reservoir
dogs" and thought it was clearly written by somebody who was 67 years old had gotten out of jail and wrote his life story. >> harvey keitel was the guy that pushed it through to us allowing us to discover quentin tarantino. >> you have a cool-sounded name. no big deal for me to be mr. pink, want to trade? >> hey. nobody's trading with anybody. this ability a goddamn [ bleep ] city council meeting you know. >> it was clearly focussed on violence. >> underscored, for me a breakthrough moments. >> some [ bleep ] fad. is it bad? >> as opposed to good? >> brutal violence comes with a heavy, at times, dose of comedy. >> you know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in france? >> no. >> tell him vincent. >> royale with cheese. >> royale with cheese.
>> you know why they call it that? >> ah -- >> because of the metrix system. >> check out the big brain on brad. >> "pulp fiction" was a dream of the screenplay and it was the screenplay itself that was this wild, hairy bug. it was like a tarantula on the doorstop. you just had to look at it. my god. look at the size of that thing. >> let's just forget it. >> that's not a possibility. trying to forget anything as intriguing as this would be an exercise in fertility. futility. >> is that a fact? >> look at what john travolta does. look at uma thurman. bruce willis. it was slick. it was fast. it had no convention to it whatsoever. it just rewrote the rules of the way you could make film. >> ah, you [ bleep ]! >> you constantly have to pay attention. all of these characters somehow connected.
start to feel as the movie goes on -- >> i love you, honey bunny. >> everybody, this is a robbery! >> you know a tarantino film the minute you see it. it's such a fanfare of a new kind of filmmaker. ♪ and i know got to go same thing every night ♪ >> came out of this kind of cocktail of '50s nostalgia culture in l.a. and it kind of became a phenomenon. >> what do you guys do? >> i'm a comedian. >> ah -- >> when i started writing "swingers" i didn't know it was going to be a movie or a full script. i was just having fun writing stuff i got a kick out of and kept going with it. >> you go up to talk to a man i don't want you to be the guy in the pg movie. >> really? hoping it makes it happen. >> i want you to be the guy in the rated a movie. the guy you're not sure werther you like you.
you're a bad man. you're a bad man. you're a bad man. >> it was sort of that indie comedy sense ability and we were influential. i kept smith and tarantino and scorsese, when the movie finally came out it hit the culture in a big way. >> see? it's not that hard. >> hey -- three went up. >> ah. ♪ what if once in a blue moon happened more than once in a blue moon? reach for the moon.
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>> animation was in the early 80s. little mermaid was the hit that showed what the movies could do. and that kicked off a total revolution in animation world. >> now we invite you to relax. approximately up a chair. as the dining room proudly presents your dinner. >> when audiences see the movies they haven't seen animation like this in decades. >> disney studio re-examines the temperature plaits of snow
white, dumb o, bam by. in the process of doing that, returns the disney animation to its fundamental. 10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck. >> because they're done with cleverness and with great use of music. which disney specializes in. they capture the same magic. the lion king is interesting because it's a very old tale. that's been retold in different ways. it emerged as something special. it became bigger than the sum of its parts. >> it just clicked with the
right animators and directors. the right music. people were ready for that kind of story on that epic scale. you can see the beginnings of cg in the background like the stampede. it's one of those things the stars align and it hits the klture in the way that's impactful. pixar changed the game. i remember going to see toy story and i saw it twice. >> there seems to be no sign of intelligence life anywhere. >> the comedy wasn't to kids. it was to everybody. >> toy? >> i think the word you're
searching for is space ranger. >> the word i'm searching for i can't say. there's preschool toys present. >> when i saw it i was just blown away. the technology for me was nice and interesting. but that wasn't what blew me away. it was that here were new characters. the film was contemporary. not a musical. and it was done with all of this sincerity of the walt era. >> you actually think you're the buzz light year? all this time i thought it was an act. it's the real buzz light year. >> you're mocking me? >> anybody wanting to study screen writing should watch pixar. they're beautifully written. >> andy is a real special kid. and to him you're his buddy, his
best friend. it's like even though you're not moving, you feel like you're alive. because that's how he sees you. >> you believe these characters had an internal life. they felt like being a toy was a job. they they were proud of. that was just a brilliant premise. and it was executed perfectly. >> something that's so beautiful about bringing an object to life. drawing animation is the same thing but something about stop motion. it's so pure and strong.
>> he managed to take the most mccob things and make them so fun. and so heartbreaking. and beautiful. no one has that. you don't have to wonder for ten seconds if it's a tim berten film. >> edward sis sor hands. his father creates a boy that dies before he can put his hands on. >> he was a character brought to life through a concept drawing. i have seen him draw a character with two strokes of a brush and you knew who they were. >> i'll be darned. >> with tim and his characters there's always a real connection
with him and johnny depp. >> there's a way of speaking without speaking and communicating which is why he was edward sis sor hands. something about the intensity gaze. >> are we working together? >> really? >> such a sweet movie. and yet it's not at all crying it's just completely cool and crazy. >> he's a monster. >> johnny depp plays a real life character. who is famously known as the worst film director of all time. his character is so perfect. you love him for his enthusiasm.
>> he's making star wars. every time it's the greatest most amazing thing. >> it was not made as a joke. it was lovingly made and in appreciation of what the guy had done. these actors they really love their craft. and in the weird sort of sense of family you get in film. it's very close to me. it felt like my own life. weird os trying to make a movie relatable to me. >> this is the one. this is the one i'll be remembered for. [ "turn around, look at me" -the vogues ] ♪ there is someone ♪ walking behind you ♪ turn around ♪ look at me ♪ there is someone
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the legacy of the westerns and dirty harry films is landed on this moment of frailty. >> he says clint east wood made an offer. yes. >> tell him i'll think about it. >> i remember there was three. not two. >> clint east wood and morgan freeman. who have been professional killers and are sick of violence. they don't want to do it anymore. they get dragged back in to it. >> i kill women and children. killed just about everything that walks and crawls at one time or another. and i'm here to kill you.
for what you did to ned. >> clint is maybe the best director i have ever worked with. i love the way he does it. he's quick. decisive. beautiful. >> there are directors in this period like michael man. who are the rebels. within the studio system. the guys just doing it differently. >> i don't understand. >> there's a dead man on the other end. >> he provide us an opportunity to finally see robert de niro and al on screen together doing a scene. >> the scene at the diner. all three of us we knew there was a an ex us of the film.
>> it's one of my favorite scenes. we did a good job with it. >> what i do best. you do what you do best. trying to stop guys like me. >> they are not taking eyes off each other. >> i will not hesitate. not for a second. >> people want to see great actors telling you the truth. guys like michael man always punch you in the gut. it has truth in it. >> you want your wife kidnapped? >> yeah. >> i think far go is a perfect movie in every way. the screen play is perfect. the execution. the performance is perfect. >> it was written for me. i got very excited.
they said start working on something there's a part for you. >> we got a shooting. these folks drive by there's a high speed pursuit. ends here. and execution type deal. >> the scripts are publishable. works of literature. for example the scene in far go where marge is interrogating the two strippers. it was punctuated. and written in the rhythm that we played it. and it's beautiful. >> the oscar goes to -- >> far go. >> it was the cohen brothers film that gets embraced at the academy awards. everyone loves this movie. they do something completely different. >> sometimes there's a man --
he'sth man for his time and place. >> one of my favorite stories. how long it took jeff bridges to agree to do it. he wrote it for him. sent it to him. it's great. not sure i can do this. i remember them thinking how could he not? obviously. he came to the conclusion himself. >> let me explain something to you. >> he was so funny. >> odd? >> love me.
that's my robe. >> it is the most quotable movie of my generation. the cohen brothers are submersive. revolutionary bomb thrillers. you're pleased the bomb landed on your front porch. >> they kept control of their films from the beginning. in a way that allowed them to really explore anything they wanted to go into. i think by exploring that they subverted it. >> where i grew up was the porn capitol of the world. i know what a regular film shoot looks and aknow the difference when it was a van. boogy nights came from a world i knew really well.
funny enough. >> good name. >> when i got the script. i called my agent and said are you punking me? it was x rated. it's art. no it's not. there's coplating. that's the contract. well, i'm in. >> i used to argue with paul that amber should die. she can't die. she would. she probably would. i don't know she would have survived all of that. >> are you my mom? >> she kind of assumes the mantle of parenting in this world. she's not actually taking care of them. she's play acting. >> what we're talking about is coming to an agreement on the custody. >> the thing i love about the
scene. fighting for custody. the judge says have you r been arrested? >> what was the last time you were arrested what was the charge? >> cut to outside. and amber is sobbing. that's just it. she's somebody who is not responsible enough to parent. >> you don't have to be interested in porn to be interested in provoking people rejected by family. the moral center of the movie is about broken humans trying to make themselves whole. by finding a stitch together family when they don't have an actual family of their own. paul thomas never made the same movie twice. you know it's a paul thomas an derson movie. his imprint is on his films. >> come on, frank.
the piano was ravishing and also uncompromising. it's a really visceral movie. you feel the weight of the fabric. the dampness of the air and the moss. it's so inherently. a film maker have new zealand who shot this very intimate movie in her home country. starting holly hunter. very young. it was kind of intimacy that she pulled us into as an audience. she has a voice not to be denied. it's an extraordinary performance in the film. and also holly is a very accomplished pianoist. it's one of the perfect roles for the perfect actor.
>> this movie established jane. she won the can. and became the second woman to be nominated for an oscar for directing. the 90s was the best time for women directors. they infused a sensibility that made it really enjoyable. you were hanging out with other film makers. saying wow, how many movies can i make? how many women can i work with. they don't want to be acknowledged as a female director. i thought my career to be a film maker not a black film maker. don't call me a female director. i'm a director. >> i'm a bad therapist. do you hear me? >> i'm making these people worse. >> walking and talking was
inspired by the time my best friend was getting married. >> it's so fake looking. >> they were perfect match. i love them both. but i felt very lonely. and i thought it was funny. >> we're engaged. >> i think of her comedies as comedies of embarrassment. her characters want to be better people but they're just not. >> are you crazy? i had sex with you two weeks ago. and now you're asking me why i haven't rented lately. >> i didn't know what to say. >> i don't know anyone who is better at setting up that kind of situation that makes us all squirm because there's so human. >> get off me.
as if! >> when i was writing clueless i hung around beverly hills high school. there was a teacher there who taught debate. and he let me hang out in his class. you heard the language. >> she is giving them their own vocabulary. >> whatever. i'm totally bugging. >> they're changing the lexicon of teen girls all over the world. >> do you have any idea what you're talking about? >> even though sher is a heightened fantastic perfect creation, i think she's able to see her as real girl. she doesn't turn her into a punch line.
>> in a league of their own. penny marshall looks at the role of women. changing role of women in world war ii. men were fighting on the battlefield. there was a hunger for professional baseball. a league of their own is about women baseball players. it's iconic. the lines and performances are iconic. >> now when the men come back we'll send them back to the kitchen. >> a league of their own was a movie about female empowerment. how powerful women are when they unite. and how many stories we still have to tell. >> he's under it.
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i love the original terminator. but the sequel blew it out of the water as far as i was concerned. that chase in the l.a. river with the truck. oh my god. you watch that chase today, it's powerful cinema. >> come with me if you want to live. >> it's got ideas about time travel. and about this space time and what sounds like fancy sigh fie. it's a story about being relentless. and a film maker is relentless. >> when james cameron got to he was interested in expanding his palette. particular to include new
digital tools. it was wildly ground breaking. he was working with industrial light and magic. and they were really kind of inventing this process cgi as they wentd. >> when you first heard making a movie about a place where dinosaurs were brought back to life. your first response would be i can't wait to see that. amazing how long it takes before the t rex comes out. he makes you wait for it. and wait for it. and wait for it.
i don't know what a dinosaur looks like in real life. i think it looks like jurassic park. >> what he understands is that dinosaurs are awesome. >> it was the same feeling as a ten year-old watching jaws. for the first time. when you see the dinosaurs and eat the leaves off the treat. tree. >> we're going to make a fortune with this place. >> that's what he does as a film maker. he makes you go --. >> a will the of enthusiasm comes from film makers in the
technology. to do for their story telling. >> titanic is a throw back in so many ways as the big block busters of the 50s and 60s. not just in scope and scale, also it was talked about. we're putting everything we have into this giant boat. is it going to sink? >> it's budget at that point hit a thin unheard of $200 million. >> leo had done what's eating gilbert grape. and romeo and juliette was not out yet. there was nerviness can he do this thing? the studio thought they were in terrible trouble. it was going to be an enormous disaster. it turned out to be the biggest movie of all time. >> i'm the king of the world!
>> it really had everything. it was an epic old fashion movie. action movie. also had a love story alt the heart of it. >> i'm jack. >> i'm rose. >> it was irresistible. jack and rose. it was sexy. he was absolutely gorgeous. kate captured that independent woman who wouldn't be pinned down. and they were just this kind of pairing. >> the moment where james cameron is strike ththe two wor. human scale and computer scale. putting them together. and from this moment on the world was computer.
>> you have to let it all go. fear, doubt. disbelief. free your mind. >> the matrix changes everything. you have the embrace of eastern cinema. into western cannon. and you have them making their actors do the stunts themselves. he had already done point break. and speed. this is a different level of action star he's transforming into. this was six months of training every actor had to go through. one of the things you get when you're having the actors do their own stunts, you can film close up of the face while a
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i want to tell you my secret now. >> okay. >> i see dead people. >> i remember in '99, everyone i knew, everyone in our crowd was working on something that felt exciting and felt like it had a generational voice in it. >> i'm scared to close my eyes. i'm scared to open them. >> it was very clear that something was in the water that year. ♪ here i come to save the day >> it felt like the final exam for the 20th century.
it's like the bell's about to ring and everybody's trying to get their good thing in before the century ends. >> you had this really interesting combination of young filmmakers swinging for the fences and showing people what they could do as well as more established figures like michael mann with the insider just kind of finding a new gear. >> i have to put my family's welfare on the line, my friend. what are you putting up? you're putting up words. >> i've been giving my word and backing it up with action. >> i'd stack '99 up against any year in terms of american filmmakers. >> hey, mr. mcalester. >> not waiting any time, are you, tracy? >> you know what they say about the early bird. >> yeah, i do. >> "election" is the second movie of alexander payne. it's about this high school student council election in omaha. reese witherspoon's tracy flick, she is someone you almost want
to root for because of her passion and her drive. yet also she has a little bit too much ambition. >> they know this country was built by people just like me who work very hard and don't have everything handed to them on a silver spoon. >> what's brilliant about "election" is you're getting voiceover from three or four different perspectives? >> who knew how high she would climb in life, how many people would suffer because of her? i had to stop her. >> alexander payne made a very american movie, and the performances in "election" of math r matthew broderick and reese witherspoon are terrific. >> looks like you could use a cupcake. >> it's a remarkable film. >> who are you? >> "boys don't cry" is based on a true story about brandon tina, a young man who was a trans man living in a small community. ♪ he fell in love with a woman. they had a relationship, and other people discovered that
this was a trans man and not a sis man and sexually assaulted and murdered him. >> "boys don't cry" was a phenomenal movie. no studio would have made that movie. it was a game-changer in terms of american cinema because what was made before and what was made afterwards. >> 1999 was just such a great year in independent cinema. you look at that lineup of films from "virgin suicides" to "three kings" to "being john malkovich". >> there's a tiny door in my office, maxine. it's a portal, and it takes you inside john malkovich. you see the world through his eyes, and after about 15 minutes, you're spit out into a ditch on the side of the new jersey turnpike. >> "being john malkovich," it's a great combination, spike jones and charlie kaufman. they kind of remind people that movies can be so much more. >> what happens when a man goes through his own portal?
>> we'll see. >> it's a met afictional dive into literally the brain of john malkovich, who is in the movie playing himself. >> malkovich, malkovich. ♪ malkovich, malkovich >> it's one of those movies that's impossible to describe and it sounds like you're piling one absurdity upon another. but it somehow all co-heres into this crazy and beautiful film. >> i want you to do me a favor. >> yeah, sure. >> i want you to hit me as hard as you can. >> what? >> i want you to hit me as hard as you can. >> sometimes a piece of material finds a filmmaker who is uniquely possessed of the chops to do it right. "fight club," it's hard to imagine anybody who had a better dna than him for that film. >> the first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight
club. the second rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club. >> we were doing the kind of film we'd all hoped to do. >> trust me, everything's going to be fine. >> i thought "fight club" could be one of those things that becomes a marker for the way we felt at a certain time. it connected right where we wanted it to connect, and it's still growing, and that's exciting. for me, that's the highest aspiration. ♪ >> in the nooirn90s you get the trends and moments that are going to carry on for the next few decades. you have this moment of really promising black filmmakers who are coming up. you have women's voices coming more to the forefront in that they're writing films and in cases directing films. you're also getting sort of big
blockbuster as hollywood will always have. it sort of lays the ground work for what we're going to see for the next 20 years. >> you want answers? >> i think i'm entitled. >> you want answers? >> i want the truth. >> you can't handle the truth. ahead this hour on "cnn newsroom" live, a crowded hanukkah celebration turns into a scene of violence and chaos in the latest attack against jews. we'll have the very latest updates on the victims, the investigation and the suspect's arre arrest. plus u.s. forces carry out air strikes in iraq and syria. why now and what's at stake. just days left in 2019. we take a look back at the year's top international stories. hello
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