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is a rarity now. mo rocca will be looking into that in our sunday morning cover story. >> reporter: remember the movies that made you cry? are we seeing fewer of these movies now? >> oh, my god, yes. >> reporter: movies like terms of endearment. >> what do you say? >> reporter: and brian's song. we're talking about tear jerkers. >> later on sunday morning. >> osgood: are you ready for your close-up? you better be if you want to be a movie star not only on the silver screen but in close up photographs of the kind that were stock and trade. this morning rit a brifer will be putting his work into focus. >> reporter: his distinctive photos of movie stars, models and musician made the late herb ritts one of the most
sought after photographers on the hollywood scene. >> he was able to make like both men and women just look like their most beautiful self. >> herb had a way of understanding how to exude the beauty within. >> reporter: later on sunday morning, rediscovering the photographs of herb ritts. >> osgood: you're going to the oscars? you need more than a hair style. you need sheer genius. tracy smith will soon introduce you to the man vidal sassoon. >> thank you. >> reporter: he revolutionized women's hair. to hear him tell it, it was sheer genius. >> give me one good reason. i just wouldn't do things i didn't think were right. >> reporter: you were that sure of your vision? >> yes. >> reporter: on the cutting edge with vidal sassoon later on sunday morning. >> osgood: the razzies are not exactly the best known movie
awards in the world but our bill geist wants to change that. >> reporter: i'm here in hollywood almost live wearing a tux so you must think i'm covering oscars. nope. wasn't invited. instead we'll take you to the razzies covering the worst achievements in film in 2010 later on sunday morning. >> osgood: we'll also see some hollywood location scouts at work, talk with an author whose spy novels often become movies. and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning the 27th of february, 2011. and to begin, latest on libya. rebels say that they've selected former justice minister to head a provisional government. the rebels now control several libyan cities but tripoli the capital remains in the hands of forces loyal to moammar qaddafi. in new york last night the new york security council voted to impose sanctions on qaddafi and his five children and associates. the council also agreed to
freeze qaddafi's assets and to ban travel by his family. president obama said yesterday that qaddafi has lost the legitimacy of his rule and needs to do what is right for his country and leave office. more now from kelly in tripoli. >> reporter: the libyan people have turned on moammar qaddafi. yet he vows to die fighting rather than release his 42-year grip on power. he sent armed militia to patrol the streets of the capital where anti-government demonstrators are burying their neighbors, killed they say by qaddafi's gunman. >> this is not our government to kill our... these are humans. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands have already declared themselves free and are setting up their own government in benghazi where the revolution began. with qaddafi former justice minister at the top. he was among the first to
switch sides. and the libyan leader's enemies are closing in on him. in the east, they control land from the egyptian border through benghazi all the way to the town of surt where they'll being held back by hard core loyalists from qaddafi's tribe. in the west the opposition now holds al-zawiyah just 30 miles from tripoli but the capital is the key, home to a third of libya's six million people and qaddafi's power base. (horns honking) today text messages went out telling libyans to check their bank accounts for a $400 gift from a government trying to buy their loyalty. everyone we meet in tripoli tells they love their leader. whether that affection is real or driven by fear is hard to
tell. but the fate of moammar qaddafi and his country depends on it. for sunday morning, i'm in tripoli. >> osgood: two people were reportedly killed in oman today when security forces there opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators. in yemen opposition parties announced that they're teaming up with protestors in an effort to force long-time president to resign. here at home there were rallies from new york to washington state yesterday in support of public sector unions in wisconsin. the governor and republican- controlled legislature are determined to limit collective bargaining for public employees to wages only. at the state capital in madison police asked demonstrators to leave the capital building by 4:00 p.m. today. mourners gathered in chicago yesterday to remember former nfl star david duerson. he committed suicide february 17 by shooting himself in the chest. he left a note saying he
wanted his brain tested for signs of football-related injury. the crew of the space shuttle discovery joined astro gnaws aboard the international space station yesterday. they'll spend a week together before the discovery makes its final trip home. parts of southern california seeing snow for the first time in decades. residents seem to be taking the unusual weather in stride. some stranded drivers took advantage of a closed road to build a snowman. here's today's weather. there will be pockets of snow and rain across the country. very cold up north. hot and humid in the southeast. in the days to come we're sure to see february come to an end tomorrow but not winter. more cold and snowy days can be expected. although the sun belt will continue to warm up. >> winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. >> osgood: grab some tissues. tear jerkers just ahead. and later hollywood,, 3q
that made you cry? stories about mothers and daughters. >> can't wake up. >> reporter: sons and their fathers. >> wake up. wake up. >> i'm here now. >> reporter: undying friendship. >> will you be able happy, charlotte. >> reporter: love impossible. >> don't ask for the moon. we have this time. >> reporter: and love still possible. >> this is my favorite part. >> reporter: the kind of movies, sleepless in seattle, paid homage too. >> winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. we've already missed the spring. >> yes. >> men never get this movie. >> reporter: remember tear jerkers? are we seeing fewer of these
movies now? >> oh, my god, yes. >> reporter: linda oaks produced sleepless in seattle. she says tear jerkers are primarily aimed at women. and these days hollywood isn't much interested in women. are women being treated as niche audience now? >> women have been for the past maybe 15 years been treated like a niche audience. >> reporter: i read that actually 52% of movie tickets sold are sold to women. >> yes but somehow nobody seems to notice that. >> some people put down so- called women's pictures. >> reporter: film critic leonard maltin says things were different in the 1930s and '40s. >> the perception was that women drove the audience in those days. it was the women who went to the movies, dragged their husbands, persuaded their boy friends, went in groups, and hollywood catered to them.
>> reporter: who is hollywood making movies for now? >> young men. >> reporter: and young men aren't particularly in tear jerkers? >> bingo. >> reporter: young men are interested in big, loud special-effects movies. many of them, in case you haven't noticed, based on comic books. and they line up to see them on that make-or-break opening weekend. >> they go the most often. they go in droves. most significantly their taste mirrors the international market because they require the least dialogue and the most explosions. and our foreign market is the biggest portion of our business right now. >> reporter: we're talking big business with a capital b as in billions. while tear jerkers can play well overseas they don't haul
the same treasure of a pirates of the caribbean with its sequels and spin-off merchandising. you can't make them into action figures. it won't happen. >> exactly. >> i like to have a good cry now and then. >> reporter: leonard maltin says good tear jerkers are still being made in hollywood just not with real people. >> i think the last film that brought tears to my eyes was "up" which brought tears to a lot of people's eyes. >> reporter: do you think it's kind of funny that it's an animated movie? >> not at all. dumbo makes me cry unabashedly and at the same exact point every time i watch it. where the imprisoned mother is cradling her little dumbo through the cage in her trunk and is singing the lull buy.
♪ rest your head close to my heart ♪ >> that's it. i'm son. >> reporter: pixar made this year's best picture nominee toy story 3 another animated film that had audiences in tears. >> the thing that makes woody special is he'll never give up on you. ever. he'll be there for you. no matter what. >> every film, i believe, should have an emotional reward. if i go to the theater and i sit there and i watch a movie for an hour-and-a-half or an hour and 45 minutes and i'm not moved again, i've wasted, you know, an hour and 45 minutes. >> reporter: james kahn starred in one of the all-time weepyiest tear jerkers. 1971's "brian's song."
>> the toughest guys confess like they did something. >> i actually cried in that movie. >> i knew it was coming and i cried too. >> i love brian pick low. and i'd like all of you to love him too. >> reporter: it was the real life and death story of football player brian piccolo and his friendship with gale sayers played by billy dewilliams. >> it's really the first.... >> the first two black and white guys, integrated guys. >> i'm rooming with a colored player again. >> reporter: what made brian's song a tear jerker, kahn says, wasn't how brian piccolo died but how he lived. >> chicago. >> somehow i was able to convey to people that he was
one of these guys who just never quit. i mean he shouldn't have led the nation in rushing. he didn't weigh enough. he wasn't fast. he wasn't big. he just had heart. you know, he was like a big heart on two sticks. >> we just got word that brian piccolo is... that he's sick. very sick. >> you call them tear jerkers because they were about real people and it's a real situation. it's character-driven stories because you get so involved you want them to succeed. that will make them right if they don't, right? >> i know you. >> reporter: it was that hopefulness and courage that kahn tapped into in the death scene. >> i just looked at this beautiful girl, my wife. i said to myself i'm just going to try to not make her cry. you know. then i got caught up in it. at the end i was in tears, you
know, for real. >> weepees are not about depression. they're about resolution and transsked ens. >> reporter: case in point terms of endearment starring shirley maclaine and deborah winger. a mother and daughter of all tear jerkers. >> that's the first time i stopped hugging first. >> reporter: deborah winger's character dies but the movie was about much more than that. >> it was about a reconciliation of the relationship that was so full of strife, so much to relate to. she had love again. >> reporter: shirley maclaine was reborn in a way. >> exactly. i think that's the genius of that movie. >> reporter: do you think terms of endearment would be made today? >> no. it had jack nicholson, right? so maybe it could get made. >> reporter: maybe.
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>> isn't he beautiful? >> he's new. >> reporter: after moving to los angeles young elizabeth landed in the movies. she became a star with national velvet at the age of 12. >> whoa. >> there. what a lovely boy he is. >> reporter: and successfully made the jump to grown-up roles and won her first oscar in 1961 for her performance at a call girl. >> mama, face it. i was the slut of all time. >> reporter: by then taylor had already been married and divorced to mickey hilton and michael wilding. and had lost her third husband michael todd in a plane crash. next married to eddie fisher, elizabeth taylor went on to star in cleopatra and to fall in love with co-star richard purt onwho soon became husband
number five. >> remember, remember, they want you to forget, please. >> forget? >> who's afraid of virginia woolf? >> osgood: together taylor and burton played the feuding couple in a critically acclaimed film who's afraid of virginia woolf for which she won a second oscar. >> you're going to get it, baby. >> be careful, martha. i'll rip you to pieces. >> you are not man enough. you haven't the guts. >> reporter: the on-screen feuding had its real-life parallels. the couple openly admited in the 1970 cbs news interview. >> i think having a fight, an out-and-out outrageous ridiculous fight is one of the greatest exercises in marital togetherness. >> i do not attack that soft spot in the underbelly. >> my double chin. >> you bloody well shouldn't. >> reporter: taylor and burr ondivorced in 1974, remarried one year later and divorced
for good in 1976. she was married two more times to senator john warner and to larry portenski. and went to a pie peer in many more movies and tv shows. she's been most visible in recent years with her charity work particularly on behalf of those suffering with aids. >> i am here for those the world does not want to see. >> reporter: she was awarded the kennedy center honor in 2002. >> so when all is said and done, it is not her violet eyes that are her best feature. it is her heart. >> osgood: now today on this academy awards sunday, elizabeth taylor remains hospitalized with heart trouble. we're told she's in good spirits. ahead, putting on the ritts, herb ritts.
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>> osgood: these celebrity photos were taken by herb ritts whose distinctive style made him something of a celebrity himself. now nine years after his death, the work of herb ritts is getting idz own close-up as rita braver is about to show us. >> reporter: whether it was movie stars or models or musicians, herb ritts had a way of getting to the essence of a person. >> here we go. ready. 1, 2,.
i have have a given situation set up but it's catching that moment allow being them to be themselves and capturing something that is special. >> reporter: up until his death in 2002 at age 50 ritts was capturing those special images. photographs that were moving, amusing, surprising, whether it was a world renown beauty like cindy crawford. >> what i always say is the way herb photographed you is the way that you wished you looked when you got up in the morning. >> reporter: or singer/songwriter k.d.lang. >> i think herb had a way of understanding how to exude the beauty within. i really do. i think he knew the balance of the soul and the body and where the beauty was. >> i presume that there got to be a point where people really wanted him to take their picture. >> absolutely. everybody wanted to be photographed by herb. >> reporter: ritts' friend charles churchward a former
design director thought it was time for a book that celebrated the man as well as the work. >> i think people want to know more about who is behind the camera. something about them. and i think that's what makes them laugh. >> reporter: churchward says that ritts, who drew up in l.a., introduced a new kind of glamor photography. >> herb was raised with light of the beaches with the sun. everybody before that was in the studio shooting. and controlling everything. suddenly he was able to get the same things outside and make people look more natural and yet still have that glamor. >> reporter: this photo of actor richard gere snapped while he was waiting for a tire to be changed helped launch his career in 1978. >> a few months later esquire, and other magazines had run
all the images from the gas station i had taken and i got paid for it. i was a salesman for my parents' furniture company at the time. that really started me off. >> reporter: soon he was photographing everyone from tom cruise to julia roberts. hanging out at vanity fair's oscar party hosting his own celebrity studded birthday bashes. in fact cindy crawford and richard gere, who were married for four years, met at one of herb's parties. she says ritts was just fun to be around. >> he was a mencrh. i don't know if you know that word. he was a total sweetheart and loved people. >> reporter: she still remembers the shoot for one of his most famous pictures, a bevy of super models. >> the girls they were joking calling it a naked twister. i think herb knew all of us individually and was friendly with all of us. there was a camaraderie. >> reporter: another ritts pal
talked him into branching out. >> madonna suggested to herb that he photograph one of her videos. he never did anything like that. he was willing to try anything. >> reporter: they made her cherish video. and he shot for michael jackson. but it's his photographs that will be remembered most. on display recently at l.a.'s gallery where an overflow crowd gathered to remember their old friend and his world. and these photos don't come cheap. this one is selling for $40,000. and there are some that go up to $125,000. those who followed ritts's
work over the years are not surprised that collectors want to own his pictures. >> his photographs are in a class of their own. you can just recognize a herb ritts photo from, you know, ten paces. >> reporter: k.d.lang and ritts collaborated on this vanity fair cover which made a big splash in the summer of 1993. where did the idea come from? >> i just wanted to do something in a barber's chair. he goes, oh, that's great. then he goes... he calls me and he goes i'm going to ask cindy. i'm like cindy? and i got a call from him. he's like what are you doing tomorrow? and i said i don't know why. he said can you come to the studio. i'm shooting k.d.lang and i want to use you as a prop. i had that kind of relationship with her where i was like, okay. i thought herb nailed it. it became one of those images that people will always remember. >> reporter: there are many herb ritts photos that will be
remembered. some of his most beautiful are not your typical glamor shots. >> i made a book out of it. she just.... >> reporter: to get the warriors to be fashionable. >> absolutely. they were having a great time. the fact is he wanted to prove that he could use his eye anywhere. >> that's good like that. >> reporter: ritts learnd in 1989 that he had aids but he worked up until the very end. so this was from the very last shoot. >> yes, it was. >> reporter: one last picture by a man who never stopped trying to top himself. what do you think we miss by not seeing him mature as a photographer? >> he put everything, a lifetime of knowledge and wisdom and his eye for art into that short amount of
>> osgood: you'd think oscar night would be the high point of the year for our david edelstein. not so. >> i used to love the academy awards. even when the choices stank, the nominations came out we'd be surprised. we'd rush to the theaters. the excitement. there weren't any other major awards shows except the golden globe. that was like bad community theater. we could hardly wait for that night of nights. now we get a word every other night. the globe, the screen actors guild. the indy spirit. the critics choice. the people's choice. the pregnant vegan's choice. i made the last one up though maybe it exists. critics in every city give away ardz. there are websites read by millions that prattal all year. 365 days about awards. >> colin firth.
>> reporter: for the king's speech colin firth has accepted awards from critics in new york and l.a. and from the british academy awards and the globes and the screen actors guild. he'll win an oscar tonight. he's not a lock. he's a lock locked in a lock. what does he have left to say? oh, this is a surprise. i wish it were. i also wish people spent less time thinking about competition as if each movie were a contestant on american idol and more about, well, the movie. given that, it would be the height of hypocrisy to give my own predictions here. not this year. okay. one last time. >> what will i call you? >> your royal highness. >> the king's speech that will win because older voters suspicious of those dang internet puning punks won't vote for the other favorite the social network. >> i've been looking. >> i said i'll find him. >> reporter: my pick winter's
bone was lucky to be nominated. i was thrilled but that's it. >> it will be like mad for george to stammer. >> reporter: best actor we know. i will say if there's anything people in show business relate to it's the existential terror of standing before a crowd and not being able to talk. >> i am the king. (stuttering). >> reporter: first nails it. best actress. nath lae portman lost all that weight and suffered mightly. because you see the acting which is the key to winning acting awards even though some of the greatest acting looks effortless she'll win. i like anet benning. supporting actor will be christian dale for the fighter because again you see the acting and the weight loss. >> this is some girl who works
in a bar. >> reporter: melissa leo in the same film. the hair, the accent, the acting. don't misunderstand, i love bale and leo but i have a suspicion that saddens me that they and others act with an ever-present vision of that golden statuette. we all have it these days. >> with the bomb type of novel the readers thinks i wish i was him. with the stuff i'm writing, they think, oh, christ, i hope i'm not him. >> osgood: ahead john le carre the writer in from the cold. i feel like i have to wind myself up just to get out of bed. then, well, i have to keep winding myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, trouble concentrating, the lack of energy.
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>> casablanca without heroes. >> it's sunday morning on cbs. and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: that's geoffrey rush and pierce brosnan in the 2001 film the tailor of panama based on a novel of john le carre the pen name of a man whose work has revealed much about the world of british intelligence for which he once worked. when he spoke with our mark phillips he started things off with a revelation of his own. >> this is my last american. >> when we sat down to interview john le carre, we didn't know just how privileged we were. he had already announced he had done his last british tv interview. now john le carre says this session with us will be his last anywhere.
he's stepping off the publicity treadmill. 22 novels and 11 film and tv adaptations later, it's not like he needs the attention. >> i'm physically in good shape. i'm going to 80. i want to write. i don't want to in the public anymore. >> reporter: he has been a book and movie machine for more than half a century. if anyone knows how to turn ideas into pages and then into movies he does. it's the collaborative effort where he writes and then uses his wife jane as his first sounding board. a process we witnessed in a visit with them 15 years ago. >> it's no more depressing. 500 unsolved... as everybody in the. >> reporter: the nor he wills have become for-tv treatment. beginning in the 1970s with alec as george. >> if i might look at his face. >> are you sure about that, sir?
(siren). >> reporter: there have been seven movie adapt talgss beginning with richard burton, the spy who came in from the cold. >> i didn't have any drink with my supper. i didn't have any supper with my drink. >> reporter: a who's who of modern screen dieties have played his heroes or anti-heroes over the years. >> i'm a technician. >> you mean you're nothing. >> reporter: they were attracted by the ambiguity and swinging moral compass that has always made his plots and characters more interesting. >> have you ever had any homosexual experiences, mr. blair? >> just the usual adolescent hand held job. same as yourself i suppose. >> reporter: the secret of john le carre's success in books and in movies is his ability not just to see the frailties of the human condition but to involve and
even play with his audience. >> i love the art of building up tension, of this relationship with the writer or the film maker has to the audience. that sometimes the audience is ahead of what's going on. sometimes the audience is behind what's going on. it doesn't know. hitchcock talked a lot about that. i think a lot about that. the audience is, my reader is comfortable here, he thinks he knows everything but then reverses and then discomfort and bring him forward again. >> what about smiley. >> reporter: now one of his classic book and tv titles, tinker tailor soldier spy, is being remade into a feature film with gary oldman as george smiley. john le carre's spies live in a world of shades of gray. none of the good guy/bad guy clarity of the james bond world. that is not an accident. (james bond theme) >> we have the image of james bond. we have this extraordinary license to kill, all the girls
he could eat and so on. wonderful cars. he was the super manager with some kind of mysterious patriotic purpose. but people knew while they were watching that stuff, people knew then about this gray army of spooks that was around. >> reporter: is it also kind of an insult turning bond on its head, turning fleming on its head. >> with the bond type of novel the readers thinks i wish i was him. with the stuff i'm writing, they think, oh, christ, i hope i'm not him. >> reporter: if john le carre has been anything over the years, he's been adaptable. he just about owned the literacy rights to the cold war but he also found other universal themes. >> you've got the wrong girl because i'm not a jew. i am pro palestinian. >> reporter: the arab-israeli conflict in the little drummer girl. >> did he teach you to hate. >> hate is for zionists, to fight you must love. anti-semitism is a christian invention. >> reporter: more recently
he's found new villains in the post cold war world. corporate villains usually. the big pharmaceutical companies in the constant gardener. >> if nobody told us it was causing death, we can't be held responsible. >> reporter: money laundering banks and the international arms and drug trade in others. >> there's dr. frankenstein, george bush who created this monster. >> reporter: now he's pulled two of his favorite themes together. his latest book "our kind of traitor" is about crook russian olig arcs and their duplicitous friends in western banking and intelligence. there's still plenty ofville andy out there. how would you describe what you're dealing with? are bankers the villains here? is corporateeth os the villain here? >> bankers will always get away with whatever they can get away with. an impartial body that examined the catastrophe after the fall oflyman brothers
declared our banking system to be socially useless which is quite strong language coming from the right wing. >> you haven't been talking to anyone on the other side of the business, have you? >> george smiley said at the end of the cold war in a lecture to the trainees of the spy school he said now that we've dealt with the excesses of communism, we have to deal with the excesses of capitalism. i think what's we're dealing with at the moment. >> reporter: it's not that john le carre hasn't done very well for himself in the meantime, splitting his time between london and his spread on england's wild southwest coast. he'll tell you the secret of his success is not to deliver a message in his books and movies but to tell a good story. >> it has a good beginning, a good middle and a good end. i'm in the business of story telling. >> reporter: and that's the last thing he wants to say. >> we're putting up on the website even today saying the doors are closed. this is it. this really is it.
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>> osgood: to all the movie awards we hear about this time of year add one more. the rand cameo product placement awards. >> i myself have 18 lamborghinis. >> osgood: a salute to the everyday consumer products that have cameo roles in movies. the awards are chosen by the brand channel website with input from its readers. walking away with the 2010 award for overall product placement is apple which showed up in ten of the year's 33 number one box office hits. including the social network. to be expected perhaps since the movie is all about computers. and perhaps somewhat less
expectedly in toy story 3, an animated movie that's all about toys coming to life. >> dinosaur toy. >> osgood: the award for product placement in a single film is ironman 2 which posted no fewer than 64 identifiable brand placements. the award for product placement by an oscar-nominated film goes to the fighter for its use of budweiser as a sparring partner. best role in a supporting product placement honors. >> it's my car. >> reporter: it goes to the prius featured in the film the other guys among others. according to broad channel what's unique about prius product placement is that the car has become shorthand for a certain kind of character. the award for worst product placement goes to wall street money never sleeps. although the film features only 43 brand placements it is said by the website to easily claim the most grotesquely
obvious one including dunkin' donuts cups and a book signing that is soon to go bankruptcy borders books. finally the lifetime achievement award for product placement goes to glok whose handguns appeared in 22 number one films last year. including the town, best supporting actor nominee jeremy renner. >> they told me he was coming down here. >> reporter: and the glok also had featured roles in many films that didn't make it to number one including killers with ashton kutcher. >> it's a glok-45. >> reporter: one footnote. brand channel asked its on-line readers the following question. are product placements ruining films? 87% answered no. >> quiet for rehearsal. >> osgood: ahead, on location. ,,,,
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>> osgood: what's true in real estate is often just as true in the movies. the three most important things are location, location, and location. here's anthony mason. >> quiet. quiet for rehearsal. >> reporter: before the lights are set up, or the cameras can roll for a movie, someone has to find the perfect place to shoot it. >> hi, i'm sorry to bother you. i'm a film location scout for paramount pictures. >> reporter: that's nick carr's job. you may know his work from spiderman three or war of the worlds. his name doesn't usually appear until the end of the credits, but when a new film gets the green light. >> hey, are we moving that list. >> reporter: he's on the front
lines. does it start when you get handed script? >> location departments are after accounting the first departments to get hired in new york city. my whole job is about looking. it's about staring at the city. you start seeing these little things that stand out as different. >> reporter: carr is part of the location team for the new film by sopranos creator david chase. >> that movie takes place in the 1960s. we neededed a period look. he just absolutely fell in love with it as soon as he drove through. >> reporter: pearl river new york is standing in for a new jersey town. >> the house of subs doesn't really exist. >> that is our creation. we built a few sets on town. >> reporter: no school for location scouts. >> i'm on my way. most stumble into the job. >> we have to be diplomats, accountants. we have to have a good eye. >> reporter: like this man, the 6'6" welsh born los angeles based scouts who lined
up locations for films like as good as it gets. >> basically you have to launch a charm offensive on the pop last and hope they bend to your will. money helps. >> reporter: the scout's gateest challenge is a screen play that calls for something that simply doesn't exist. >> there's always something where it's a complete figment of the writer's imagination. >> reporter: the script for the oscar-nominated film included a dream sequence in which a freight train barrels down the center of a city street. >> of course downtown doesn't have any train tracks going through it. what should we do. >> reporter: how did you settle on this location? >> we liked it because it was a controllable section of street. >> reporter: so they shot along spring street and created their own train. >> we built our own train on top of a semi-tractor.
it had two or three carriages. it looked great. >> reporter: good enough to fool a drunk jones met on the set early one morning. >> the drunk guy goes, is that a train? i said, yeah, that's a train. he goes, man, i've got to quit drinking. >> reporter: the best locations can play more than one part. >> the observatory. >> reporter: l.a.'s griffith park observatory was the scene of james dean's knife fight in rebel without a cause. but jones also scouted it for a scene in the first transformers film. >> please, let this work. >> reporter: l.a.'s union station has had a versatile career in the movies. you couldn't recreate it with you wanted to. >> it's one of those "don't make them like that" anymore moments. >> reporter: the cavernous ticketing hall played the part of a futuristic police station in blade runner. more recently con man leonardo dicaprio passed bad checks
here in catch me if you can. >> welcome to the mutual bank. how may i help you. >> reporter: this is another historic cinematic location. >> this is central park west seen in ghost busters as dane a barrett's apartment buildaling. >> reporter: sometimes nick carr says a location can influence a director to alter a script. the building chosen for the climactic scene in ghost busters is next door to a churnment church. >> the church wasn't originally part of the script. >> that's right. it was originally centered around.... >> there's something you don't see every day. >> attacking the apartment building. they scouted the building. hey, why not use the church. he literally steps on to a prompting. >> line nobody steps on a church in my town. >> everybody in this restaurant was thinking of that scene in the movie. >> reporter: we interviewed car in another famous movie location. recognize it? it's the table in where harry
met sally in the 1989 film. >> are you okay? >> i don't know. to me let's put it into pop culture legend. >> reporter: the manager said it made the deli a tourist attraction. >> we have people coming in who want to sit at the table. want to make it a little bit. >> oh. >> oh. >> everyone wants to be meg ryan i guess. >> i'll have what she's having. >> reporter: back in 1971, location scouts came knocking here at the norton home on staten island. >> my father answered the door. they said we're from paramount. we want to film a movie. he said no thanks and closed the door. my mother said who was that? guys from paramount and want to film a movie. she got up and opened the door and said great come on back. the rest is history. >> reporter: the norton house would become the corleone's
home in the godfather. >> looks like a fortress around here. >> reporter: is this where they shot the wedding scene. >> this is where the wedding scene took place. >> reporter: their daughter was married on the norton's back lawn. and the don himself died in the tomato patch, now norton's swimming pool. >> they built this wall here. yes. they wanted to get that compound affect. >> reporter: ed norton's mother kept a scrapbook during the filming. >> this is brand owe and pacino in your backyard. >> correct. that's actually our lawn furniture too. >> reporter: is that right? the norton house is now up for sale. for $2.8 million. 40 years ago when we were filming did you think people would still be driving up here. >> absolutely not. it's a movie. you don't know how popular the movie will be. it could have been a flop. it turned out to be one of the most famous movies in world forever.
>> reporter: so what will be the next great film location? nick carr is always looking. posting his finds on his blog at scouting ny dot-com. this one has drawn the most interest. how did you find out about this place? >> i got an email a there was a location i absolutely had to see. i would not be believe what i was seeing. >> reporter: what is this exactly? >> this is a building that was built in the 1800s. it has the most beautiful atrium in new york city. it goes up a full nine stories. what's even more incredible about it is that for the past 65 years it has been completely shuttered up. >> reporter: imagine a hideout here, a chase scene or maybe a dramatic fall. this is a building you want to see in a movie. >> yes. this is a building that is wait to go have its moment in part of a camera. >> reporter: the academy doesn't give oscars to location scouts. but they also dream of
discovering a star. of finding that special place.... >> i mean this is incredible. >> reporter:... that could become a screen icon. >> osgood: ahead we have an appointment with vidal sassoon. and later, bill geist with the best of the worst. [ smack! smack! smack! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium rich tums goes to work in seconds. nothing works faster. ♪ tum ta tum tum tums um, i thought this was going well for a first date. it is. look at your suckometer. oh, i just quit smoking, and the craving's really suck after a meal. okay. ding! [ male announcer ] quitting sucks. nicorette makes it suck less, doubling your chances of success. nicorette makes it suck less, usa prime credit. you have question?. ok...peggy. yes, i have 100,000 reward points.
>> osgood: today's is a sheer genius. very long way to come for a man who started out as a shampoo boy. tracy smith has a sunday profile of vidal sassoon. >> reporter: it was the swinging '60s, a new age in music and art, fashion and style. heady times for a young english hairdresser who took the era and put a crown on it. did you see yourself as a revolutionary? >> very much so. >> reporter: vidal sassoon
want to change the world or at least its hair. he created blunt geometric styles that were very cutting edge. women found them liberating. >> i wanted everybody to have good hair. not just the people that could have it set once a week and combed out during the week so they could go to the ritz for lunch. it wasn't just if rich ladies the pleasure. >> reporter: it was a wash-and-wear kind of thing. >> that's what they called it. wash and wear. which i found very insulting. >> reporter: why is that? >> well, because the respect wasn't there. >> reporter: the respect would come soon enough. >> thank you. >> reporter: vidal sassoon built an empire out of salons and schools and shampoo. >> we call it sasooning. if you don't look good, we don't look good. >> reporter: sasssooning.
what does it mean? >> nothing. >> reporter: (laughing) >> it meant a way of work. >> reporter: i mean you really are arguably the first celebrity hairdresser. >> i'm a crimper from way back. >> reporter: now the life story of this 83-year-old crimper is told in a new documentary, vidal sassoon the man. and in his about to be released autobiography. vidal sassoon's improbable journey ban in the tenements of london's east end. he was abandoned by his father and sent for a time to an orphanage by his mother who couldn't afford to care for him. still she had a vision for her son. >> she took me by the arm and said, "i've had the strongest premonition that you're going to be a hairdresser." >> reporter: young vidal
sassoon wasn't interested. you wanted to be anything but a hairdresser at that point. >> but when i walked into the salon, there were so many pretty girls. i thought, well, we'll give this a try. >> reporter: he started at 14 as a shampoo boy with a thick koch knee accent. in 1954, after some speech lessons, he opened his own salon in london. he admits it took nine years of trial and error to come up with his signature look. but sassoon believed he, not the customer was always right. >> why do you want it to go back. >> give me one good reason. >> give me height up there. >> all you're worried about height. not the fact that it goes back. >> i've always had it going back there. >> we don't go with what you've always had. >> i just wouldn't do things that i didn't think were right. >> you were that sure of your vision? >> yes. it's the only thing i had. >> reporter: he took that vision from london to new york
to hollywood. when they saw his new styles many women went mad for them. some men simply were mad finding them boyish or unflattering. the debate even made it into film after sassoon famously cut mia pharaoh's hair for the 1968 hit "rose mary's baby." >> my god. it's vidal sassoon. it's very in. >> what's wrong with you? >> do i look that bad? >> terrible. >> reporter: what do you think that cut did for your reputation? >> she got me involved in middle america. i was one of them. after mia. before then i was one of these snooty fashion people. >> borger: as his popularity grew, so did the number of imitators. are you okay with that? >> very. >> original sassoon. >> reporter: that may be because vidal sassoon was away of the pack. he was one of the first to put
his name on shampoos and hair dryers which at their peak in the '90s had sales of half a billion dollars a year. so he sold his businesses. they made him a wealthy man. for all his success, his personal life has had difficulties. >> i was a terrible family man. >> reporter: really? >> dreadful. nobody could stand me for long. >> reporter: you mean wifewise? >> wifewise. >> reporter: he was divorced three times before marrying ronnie holbrook his wife of 22 years. they settled down in l.a., and he finally found happiness in marriage. but he wasn't immune from tragedy. ten years ago he lost his daughter katia. >> she o.d.ed. >> reporter: how do you work through something like that? >> go to work. i did. i went back to work immediately. >> reporter: his work included building homes for victims of hurricane katrina in new
orleans. his honors include being named commander of the order of the british empire. >> you look at it from the point of view of a 14-year-old shampoo boy who couldn't really speak the language properly suddenly is in buckingham palace getting medals. it can't be too bad. >> reporter: last year a bout with pneumonia nearly killed vidal sassoon. but he says his brush with mortality was actually comforting. >> i just lay there and thought, you have nothing to complain about. you have had a phenomenal adventure in life. and i have. how are those flat rate boxes working out? fabulous! they gave me this great idea. yea? we mail documents all over the country,
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words of advice now for all of you oscar nominees. >> oscar night can be an embarrassing time for a celebrity. the clever star would be wise to learn from the mistakes of those who have gone before and follow a few simple rules. actresses, do wear a proper gown and wear it correctly. you must wear a strapless dress make sure it is properly assembled by a licensed cleavage engineer so your front doesn't shift around all night like a stack of wet kittens. remind yourself that deliberate use of double sided nipple tape is a federal crime. you may feel that hollywood is america's social conscious but your gown should not be used as a platform for political awareness. you are movie stars not mini-vans. if your dress is come poses of bumper stickers, recycled cabbages, cold cut, you are
merely begging for abuse from the tabloids. all your audience wants is for you to wear gown made of ballerina fur and a chandelier. and show your shoes to joan rivers on the red carpet. james, please shave. you are not some regular dude with whom anyone can drink mickey's big mouth and play fuse ball. you are a ph.d. candidate with enough autonomous star power to stabilize uranium and you're hosting the academy awards. there's a chance you'll win one. please try to appear reasonably clean. ladies, please come come pose an actual gracious speech. one that isn't vegetarian nobody wants to watch you hyper vend late as you attempt to remember the names of all 117 of your lawyers. pull it together, lady. please accept your award personally unless of course... david bowie may accept your award for you since you are the same person. most of all hollywood, remember, you are
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the razzies were handed out last night. the folks in tinsel town might have been hoping that you might not notice. not with our bill geist on the job. >> reporter: tonight hollywood celebrates its very best at the oscars. last night they celebrated their very worst at the razzies. >> the 31st annual razzies awards dishonoring worst achievements in film for 2010. among tonight's presenters and dishonorees are jessica alba, jennifer and sten, jack black. >> the first of tonight's worst picture nominees. >> reporter: john wilson heads the razzies, which he started in his living room in 1980. >> i think from about thanksgiving to almost easter there's some kind of show business award every single
week. this time of year there's like one every two hours. the volume of all of that air kissing and back slapping and aren't we wonderful and, you know, the plastic smiles, something has to be a counter point to that. it's been an awful lot of fun to be that counterpoint. >> reporter: the razzies spare no one. and the presenters don't mince words. >> giving not just one but four lousy performances, jessica alba. the ever subtle barbra streisand. in little... the youngest contender in this category, a teenager with just as much talent as any randomly chosen teenager off the street. >> and the winner is.... >> reporter: last night ashton kutcher won the totally uncoveted worst actor aword for his performances in two films, killers described by
one critic as brain deadening and valentine's day described as like bad television. >> nobody had the guts to tell me. now i'm left with some stupid ring and an empty closet and an ache moo my gut the size of texas. >> reporter: in a surprise the worst actress award went to not just one actress but four. the entire ensemble of sex in the city two. >> how did this even happen? >> reporter: it was a good night for the sigh russ family. miley and father billy ray who were both nominated which almost suggests some sort of genetic condition. neither was deemed worse. nor was nominee sylvester stallone who already has a record ten razzies. there was no red carpet. movie stars rarely show up for an evening of humiliation. you don't have to make a lot of these because no one wants theirs. >> no. a supply of like four or five
of them is plenty. >> reporter: although there are no notable exceptions. halle berry gamely attended in 2005 to accept her worst actress award for the truly atrocious film cat woman. >> first of all i want to thank warner brothers. thank you for putting me in a (beep) god-awful movie. >> reporter: and last year sandra bullock showed her pluck accepting the worst actress award for the awful "all about steve." it took away some of the sting when she won the best actress oscar for the blind side the next day. >> the razzies is just as special to me as this. it's just not going to be as prominently displayed in the house. >> reporter: finally last night the razzies for worst picture of 2010. >> the last air bender. >> reporter: last air bender. an adventure fantasy.
i didn'tics said it was atrocious and incomprehensible. it was a big winner of the night garnering five razzies. spending $280 million on the production promotion of the worst movie of the year is no mean feat and deserves recognition. in hollywood the competition for the worst movie may be more keen than for the best. >> osgood: bill geist in hollywood. now to washington and bob schieffer for a look at what's coming up on "face the nation. " good morning, bob. >> schieffer: good morning. we'll talk to chris christie the governor of new jersey. should he be getting a political oscar or one of those razzies? it depends on who you ask. we'll ask him. >> osgood: thank you, bob. we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning, the money issue. power consumption in china,
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