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Options January 10, 2018: Don't try this at home

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The Tammy's  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Kim and Emily speak   0:03:36 (Pop‑up)
Interview with Conrad Palmisano   0:06:42 (Pop‑up)
Willy Nelson   0:56:38 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Richard S:

Hello! Yay! I made it on time!
Avatar 7:03pm TehBadDr:

Heh, reminds me of "Death Proof"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm ultradamno:

Here's an age-revealing statement: I saw Grand Theft Auto at a drive-in as a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Richard S:

Their REALLY SHOULD be an Academy Award for "Best Stunt"/"Best Stunt Coordination".
Avatar 7:08pm kimzilla:

I was surprised on IMDB how little credits they give stunt people. So many movies showed "uncredited"
Avatar 7:09pm Tom Miller:

Hi Kim and Emily! Nice to meet you at the shindig the other night.
Avatar 7:10pm kimzilla:

Nice to meet you too Tom!
  7:10pm Emily:

Hey everybody!
I agree, there really should be—especially after hearing all Conrad’s stories! They do so much incredible work...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Richard S:

Since IMDB is filled out by movie viewers for the most part, it's only the movies where stunt people are listed in the credits that get those credits listed.
  7:10pm Emily:

Hi Tom!
Avatar 7:11pm dale:

what is this background country music?
  7:11pm Emily:

Kim found it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:12pm Richard S:

For your reference and perusal at a later time:
  7:13pm Emily:

It’s Ennio Morricone I think.
  7:13pm Emily:

Oh cool! Thanks Richard.
Avatar 7:14pm kimzilla:

Its from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack, I think it was called the Loneliest Man... but I can confirm later.
  7:15pm Kate:

No rules. Gotta love a job with no rules.
  7:16pm Emily:

@kate right? Well...SOME rules...
Don’t die.
Avatar 7:17pm kimzilla:

Correction, the soundtrack is from "My Name is Nobody" by Ennio Morricone.
  7:18pm dez:

its the most extreme incognito lifestyle
Avatar 7:18pm dale:

thank you but don't go out of your way - it sounded familiar. it may be on the box set i have.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm melinda:

I wonder what he did in The Jerk.
Avatar 7:20pm Chucks Paranormal:

Hi everyone!
Avatar 7:20pm dale:

oh - thank you!!
Avatar 7:20pm kimzilla:

@ Melinda, I wondered that too. I couldn't find any relevant movie clips at all!
Avatar 7:20pm dale:

that sounded like clay smashing chairs.
  7:21pm Old Dave:

GREAT story from your guest tonight.
  7:21pm Emily:

Hi Chuck!
@melinda I think he was a stunt double, I THINK for Steve Martin?
Avatar 7:21pm Chucks Paranormal:

I wonder if he might have an idea how somebody like Brandon Lee got killed during filming of The Crow when he was shot with a live round when they were supposed to be using blanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm ultradamno:

Martin gets shot at a lot in that movie, particularly at the gas station, there may have been some slapstick with pyrotechnics.
Avatar 7:23pm dale:

i watch old western series like rifleman and bonanza and wagon train and you see a lot of the same faces, and i ASSUME they were stunt people who could act. gotta be a painful way to make a living.
  7:23pm Emily:

@Old Dave: thank you so much! He is one impressive guy...
  7:24pm Emily:

@Chuck good question... I always wondered that too. Revenge?!
  7:24pm dez:

first blood!!!!!!!
  7:27pm dez:

@chuck, from what I recall about brandon lee, the blank exploded in the barrel which basically turned it into a live round
  7:29pm Kate:

Stunt work: a meditative experience
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm melinda:

I haven't seen The Jerk since it came out, so my memory is fuzzy.
  7:31pm Old Dave:

Crashing a horse was a staple stunt in the 50's. Dear God! Burning up might be easier...
  7:32pm Emily:

Kate: an interesting concept to be sure—similar to what we’ve heard from fire-eaters and sideshow performers, too!
  7:32pm Listener Robert:

There are big differences in the quality of stunt playing in movie serials. "The Lost Special" -- a Universal serial from the 1930s -- had really awful stunt fighting; even the sound "effects" were awful, using a drumroll to simulate blows landing.

However, the Superman serials of 1949-50 had GREAT stunt fighting. Punches swung with the players crosswise to the camera, where you could really tell, missed each other's chins by just an inch, very impressive on DVDs slowed down as much as possible.
  7:33pm Emily:

I can’t imagine trying to safely crash a horse! More “wild car” variables than a car I would think...
  7:34pm Emily:

*wild card not car...
  7:34pm Tommy in Neversink:

You should threaten to set yourself on fire if In Real Life doesn't receive adequate pledges during the marathon
  7:34pm Emily:

@Tommy DONE. Love it.
Avatar 7:35pm kimzilla:

When I was looking at clips, there was a terribly orchestrated stunt fight with Richard Burton, he barely used 2 arms and the swings missed faces by 6 inches, it was awful. So, yes @Listener Robert, stunt coordinators can make or break a movie for sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm Richard S:

I think one reason the Oscars don't have an award for best stunt is that in the movie "Speed", Keanu Reeves did the jump from the car to the bus himself (he insisted on doing it), and the Academy didn't want to risk having to say "Academy Award Winner Keanu Reeves".....
Avatar 7:38pm Chucks Paranormal:

War of the Worlds 1953 when the Army and Martians first square off. A scene near the command tent where the Martian heat Ray sets things on fire. One stunt man who was set on fire got out of control and got burnt bad. They left the scene in the movie.
  7:39pm Sam:

Stunt people should seriously be paid a million dollars an hour. And any medical bills should be fully paid by their employer. Every other safety sensitive business does that.
  7:39pm Emily:

@Richard: ha! That’s nearly a good enough reason. Maybe that award can be instated after Keanu quits the biz...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm ultradamno:

But then Mark Wahlberg will do a stunt in something...
  7:41pm Sam:

I would love to see a world where stunt people cost so much that movies just do without them and nobody ever again risks their life for stupid entertainment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Richard S:

I kid about Reeves, of course. He's a fine actor when cast properly.

Speaking of which, Casting Directors could use an Oscar of their own, too.
  7:42pm Old Dave:

That MC driver in Vancouver was SJ Harris, on her first job. Widely mourned on CBC as she was trying to break new ground there..
Avatar 7:43pm Jeff Moore:

@Chucks, @dez: Wikipedia actually has a good explanation of the compounded poor decisions which led to Lee's death - underlining that you really really need a good armorer in charge of weapons safety on a film.

for film scenes that utilize a revolver (where the bullets are visible from the front) and do not require the gun to actually be fired, dummy cartridges provide the realistic appearance of actual rounds. Instead of purchasing commercial dummy cartridges, the film's prop crew created their own by pulling the bullets from live rounds, dumping the powder charge then reinserting the bullets. However, they unknowingly or unintentionally left the live primer in place at the rear of the cartridge. At some point during filming, the revolver was apparently discharged with one of these improperly-deactivated cartridges in the chamber, setting off the primer with enough force to drive the bullet partway into the barrel, where it became stuck (a condition known as a squib load). The prop crew either failed to notice this or failed to recognize the significance of this issue.

In the fatal scene, which called for the revolver to be fired at Lee from a distance of 3.6–4.5 meters (12–15 feet), the dummy cartridges were exchanged with blank rounds, which feature a live powder charge and primer, but no bullet, thus allowing the gun to be fired without the risk of an actual projectile. But since the bullet from the dummy round was already trapped in the barrel, this caused the .44 Magnum bullet to be fired out of the barrel with virtually the same force as if the gun had been loaded with a live round, and it struck Lee in the abdomen, mortally wounding him

Avatar 7:46pm Chucks Paranormal:

Interesting thanks Jeff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm ultradamno:

There was also Vic Morrow and two child actors that died on The Twilight Zone movie set and I know a stuntman died working on The Walking Dead not too long ago.
Avatar 7:49pm Chucks Paranormal:

Yeah they have the video of the Vic Morrow accident that was leaked out. I've seen it on YouTube
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Richard S:

One line I heard about Combat Choreographers (in the theater) is that you have to walk the fine line between the audience laughing and the actor's family crying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm ultradamno:

Also, camera asst. Sarah Jones death by train while stealing a shot for an aborted Greg Allman biopic. It can be dangerous work.
Avatar 7:51pm JakeGould:

Buster Keaton broke his neck doing a stunt in “Sherlock Jr.” and it was only discovered waaaay… after filming when he got a x-ray for other reasons. i.imgur.com...

Oh, and as far as Vic Morrow’s death in “The Twilight Zone” film, everything points to the director of that scene—John Landis—just pushing and bullying the crew against their own advice. The jury for the trial said he was not guilty, but then who is to blame? A helicopter pilot flying too low on whose orders? And a pyrotechnic tech setting off an explosion close to that helicopter for what reason?
  7:51pm Listener Robert:

Now that we have DVD, screen productions compete in part on stunt quality. Speaking of Superman, "Smallville" had excellent stunts.

By contrast, stage stunts are usually pretty weak, unless the stunt is the major part of the show, as in a wild west or magic show. In the play "Dr. Dietrich's Process", at one point a couple of players roll over a couch to fight on the floor front-stage, with other players on the other side of the couch, and the fighting looks awful, but after a couple seconds you catch on that that was the idea -- their CHARACTERS were faking a fight the other characters they were out of view of couldn't see.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm ultradamno:

There's a You Tube video of the Jones incident too, harrowing.
  7:55pm Old Dave:

Fantastic show, K and E. I want to publicly apologize for all previously posted doubts about your show!
Keep up the good work. Please.
Empathy is what most of us lack in this world...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm ultradamno:

@Jake: I absolutely agree about Landis' negligence.
Avatar 7:56pm kimzilla:

@Old Dave, thanks so much for saying so. That is so kind!
  7:56pm Emily:

Oh man, thank you so much Old Dave...I really really, appreciate that. happy New Year!
  7:57pm dez:

he's got jokes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Richard S:

Great interview! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm listener 126464:

Thanks DJs!
  7:58pm Kate:

great show! Willie!!
Avatar 8:00pm Tom Miller:

Yes, a great show!
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