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"sunday morning" cover story. >> when you hear the words, based on a true story, inspired by actual events, what goes through your minds? >> hang on to your hat. >> four of tonight's eight nominees for besti pctur feall into one of those categories. ahead this "sunday morning," mining the movies with a meaning of true. >> pauley: elton john is a music legend not to mention a legendary oscar night party host. he's talking this morning with anthony mason. ♪ >> sir elton john has been writing hit songs with lyricist bernie taupin nearly 50 years now. >> never had an
>> why? >> there's no point. >> he's getting ready for his big oscar party tonight. guess who will be performing? sir elton john. later on "sunday morning." >> in a world where studios constantly try to dazzle us with their coming attractions, movie trailers can be big business and sometimes even an art form. as lee cowan will show us. >> we come to the movies to see. >> just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. the legend continues. >> they can get us back to the movies in a hurry. >> the all new "jaws 2". >> cutting edge of the movie trailer later on "sunday morning." >> pauley: among those
waiting for the envelope please tonight, is a young actress with a distinctive name which she very patiently helped me learn. >> i have two movies. >> yes. >> even if the first is disaster. >> pauley: best actress tonight's youngest contender. >> s-a-o-ior-s-se. >> coming up. sore a ronan. >> elizabeth palmer meets the film buff behind the imdb movie website. tavis smiley weighs in. david edelstein shares his oscar picks and more. first, the headlines for the sunday morning the 28th of february, 2016. hillary clinton
south carolina democratic primary. she enjoyed overwhelming support from black democrats. republican candidates ted cruz and marco rubio both released several years of tax returns yesterday. both then called on billionaire businessman drum to to do same. despite numerous violations a cease fire seems to have gone into effect in sear california the islamic state isn't observing the cease fire. a virginia police officer was killed responding to a call last night in subject you are an washington. it was her first shift after being sworn in on friday. she's the 10th officer killed in the nation so far this month. they gave out the razz he's last night in los angeles. and the win are of the golden raspberry for the worst film, the
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jane based on a true story, it's a boast that can be a plus for a movie during oscar season. whether the claim holds up is quite another matter. our cover story is reported by martha teichner. >> we are pleased to announce the film selected as the best picture nominee. >> of the eight nominees for best picture, see if you can guess what four of them have in common. these four, "the revenent." "bridge of spies."
"spotlight." and "the big short." thin oorer w hds,alf the nominated films this year claim to be based on a true story, or inspired by true events. last year's best picture nominees, same thing. four out of eight. the year before that, a whopping six out of nine. including "12 years a slave" which won. hollywood tends to trot these stories out right around awards season. how true are they? how true should they be? when you hear the words "based on a true story." "inspired by actual events." what goes through your mind? >> hack on to your hat. >> anne is chief film critic with the "washington post." >>
on" you tend to assume that the film maker is sending the signal that everything happened. when you see "inspired by" you get the signal that some more liberties are going to be taken. >> what happened was true. >> it wasn't true, that's how the chain saw massacre was marketed. more recently 2013 best picture winner "argo" was he about the actual rescue of u.s. diplomat from iran. >> you are cleared for take off. >> but the nailbiter scene where they are chasing their departing plane. didn't happen. >> some of the things were so over the top, had not had people corroborate.
>> but even so, screen writer deviated from finance from the memoir. for example, he changed his unfortunate car from a mercedes into a lamborghini. >> to think i can look at the story say, this is germane to the telling of it. this is in the spirit of what actually happened. and i can mix and match facts. if it's not a documentary, nothing that i've worked on has ever purported to be i have the latitude to say, this is an entertainment. >> welcome to afghanistan. >> the new tina fey movie out this friday is based on reporter kim barker's experiences in afghanistan.
more or less. >> today the first licensed driver hits the road. >> she's much shorter than i am, i am 5'10" but her name in the movie is kim baker not kim warker. in the movie she is a tv journalist, i am a print joliurnast. >> just part of the experiencing her life and her book about it. >> my reaction during the entire movie was, please let this be over, please let it not embarrass me. at a certain point i started breathing more. i felt like, this is okay, this is actually a movie. it's good. >> in the end she felt the liberties taken were okay. >> like these a
that happen with movies. i don't think it takes away from the fact that the narrative in the movie and the book are pretty much the same. that's what i cared about. it's not exactly true but it's sort of true. >> what is the story being told is history. think of oliver stone's 1991 film "jfk." still controversial because it explores the conspiracy theory version of the kennedy assassination. >> why was kennedy killed? who benefited? who has the power to cover it up. >> there are many people who saw oliver stone's "jfk" who absolutely believe the version of events that they saw in that film. that's where they get the history. >> i think for sophisticated viewers he makes the very clear that this is an almost visionary interpretation of events on his
but i take your point that has inherent danger. responsibility lies with the viewer as well. if schools aren't teaching history that's a problem. but they should be teaching media literacy at this point. >> want to win a gold medal film. >> the makers of the bio pic "race" about runner jessie owens were given practically no opportunity to fudge the facts. >> the fastest sprinter jessie owens. >> owens won four gold medals at the 1936 berlin olympics and hitler watched. >> reviewed the script page by page, line by line, made a number of adjustmentshi
honored. and the reason that was important was so that history wouldn't be rewritten. and that the facts be right. >> owens' daughters, marlene and gloria insisted on script approval. >> there was a theme that they thought, no, that doesn't need to stay in there. >> you won't tell me what it is? >> it was -- there some was nudity and we just didn't think it was needed, necessary or appropriate. >> people who make movies exercise artistic license. but this is also our life. >> this is our life. >> accuracy also matters to the los angeles press club. which thursday handed out first ever veritas award for the best film based on or inspired by real events or people.
>> is "spotlight." >> boston priests. >> judged equally on fidelity to the subject matter and artistic excellence. the winner "spotlight" about the "boston globe's" investigation about pedophile priests. so, is it an omen, when the envelope is opened tonight, will the winner be the truth? >> pauley: coming up. >> he said, thank you, i love imdb. >> pauley: we check it on imdb.
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>> pauley: tomorrow, february 29, we celebrate that anomaly known as leap year day. blame the earth awkwardly paced journey sun. takes roughly 365 and quarter days to complete the loop. the ancient roman calendar tried to fix the problem by adding a leap year day every four years. close, but slightly too often. by 1582 the roman calendar was 24 days out of sync with the seasons which is where pope gregory comes in. th y
called the gregorian, naturally. which eliminated leap year days in any century year not divisible by 400. for example, in 1900 there wasn't a leap year day. in 2000, you may remember, there was. none which resolves the nagging question. when does a leap year day baby celebrate his birth. on february 28th? or march 1st? woman: it's been a journey to get where i am. and i didn't get here alone. there were people who listened along the way. people who gave me options. kept me on track. and through it all, my retirement never got left behind. so today, i'm prepared for anything
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or are prone to infections. xeljanz can reduce the symptoms of ra, even without methotrexate. ask your rheumatologist about xeljanz. >> pauley: imdb the internet movie database. is the go-to website for movie fans which recently marked its 25th anniversary. elizabeth palmer found its creator. where else, at the movies. >> think back to the fall. it's opening night for a movie called "suffragett," there's meryl streep. and here is gina davis. the biggest hollywood insider here this evening is with his wife completely unrecognized. walking movie
founder of imdb. the internet movie database was one of the very first website is now one of the most popular, its focus may be hollywood, but it was born here in rural england where he works, if you can call this work. >> this is the place. >> can you call up any film. >> i have 11,000 blu-ray dvds i can start any of them from just the press of a button. >> his all-time favorite is hitchcock's "vertigo." >> when did you see it first? >> 22nd of november, 1989. >> how do you know? >> i have a diary where i recorded it. >> i know every -- i have the day i've seen
ever seen since the first of january. >> that's a bit nerdy. >> it started in 1990 when carla young computer engineer posted his film diary to share with other movie fans. very simple. what did it do? >> well, it had basic information. you could search. you could search for a movie. >> that was then. this is now. imdb was bought in 1998 by amazon's ceo as a powerful tool to help amazon expand beyond books and into movies. how much did he pay you? >> that's not a number that we've ever disclosed. the home cinema -- >> that's hoot way of saying, a lot. decided to stay on as
became a player. in charge of site that now offers everything from actor's biographies to place fan can share. like the time traveling iphone in true story. >> there's an iphone, advanced model iphone that didn't make it at the time. >> oops. >> imdb has a star meter, fans can click to rate who is hot and who is not. the actor robert pat in son got so many clicks he was invited to audition for "twilight" and landed the hero's role. >> i met rob, we have smiled about this. >> even steven spielberg uses imdb, when they met at the
thank you, i of love imdb i use it all the time. i've used the app, join the ceremony. it was just wonderful. then i got to tell him how much i love "jaws." >> and he does. really, really loves "jaws." all movies for that matter. carl's passion is pure as ever. let's go to the first movie you ever saw. >> i do have that. >> how old were you? >> i was five. >> that was the beginning -- i was in love from that point. ♪ >> fast forward to imdb's 25th anrs
not long ago and intimate dinner for his british staff. >> it's remarkable to have come from something that was just my little online film diary to something that has 250 million people around the world every month. cheers. cheers. happy 5. >> and later a star-studded gala in hollywood. when the party is over, you know exactly where carl is heading. >> i get dizzy. >> pauley: next. is it's in the bag. an join for free. hurry, join by march 3rd and get 1 month free. wheall i can think abouthit, is getting relief. only nicorette mini has a patented fast-dissolving formula.
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>> for my dearest darling whom i worship with respect to adoration, admiration, kisses, grath taught. >> pauley: shared a moment in the 2014 film "the grand budapest hotel" tonight she's waiting for the envelope please at the oscars. which she traveled to by way of brooklyn. >> i'm not irish. >> you don't sound irish. >> pauley: with her ross cover familiar nature role in the film "brooklyn" saoirse ronan is making a name for herself. it's tough to
harder to spell. >> s-a-o-r-ios-e? >> almost. >> it's s-a-o-i-r-s-e. it's on irish word it means freedom or liberty. >> we need irish girls in brooklyn. >> stop feeling that i want to be an irish girl in ireland. >> nominees are -- at 21 she's the youngest two- timous could car nominee since angela lansbury in 1946. her first when she was just 13 for supporting actress in "atonement." >> i've done nothing wrong. >> never had an oscar nomination. mia farrow. >> never? >> really? >> what are you c
streep or something? >> that's the girl. awful lot is luck. >> was "brooklyn" big film? >> and no one expected us. >> passport please. >> welcome to the united states, ma'am. >> "brooklyn" is the story of young woman who leaves her family and friends in ireland to come to new york for work and finds a new life and love in 1950s america. >> don't know. >> best food in the world. >> i like italian food. >> how much practice did it take you -- >> i turned up the day, had read in the script she has a bit of difficulty eating spaghetti, i thought, okay, i'll act that one then.
i'm going to see -- >> just splashed his mother, his father and the world. >> hands down the most difficult thing i have ever done in any film. >> the movie resonates for saoirse in deeply personal way as a child of irish immigrants. >> i came here to work, they came here to work and no work at home. and the bronx was an area that had quite a large irish population. >> you are an american citizen. >> yep. >> in fact saoirse was born in the bronx and used to come to this diner with her parents. you have been here for awhile. >> i haven't been here since i was three. it was so weird. i remember everything. i remember where we used to sit. what the outside looks like. the sounds are the sa
>> pauley: even her favorite grilled cheese. the family moved back to ireland when she was three. her father had become an actor and introduced saoirse to his agent. >> i was quite imaginative. i used different voices and accents. >> could you just not do that at breakfast? >> known for her skill with accents, she's gone from an american teenager in "the lovely bone." >> that guy looks -- >> pauley: to a teenage german assassin in "hanna." >> i can't want to hurt anyone any more. >> pauley: the role opposite cate blanchette brought her to the attention of theater director. >> i happened to get in touch when she was making that
i'm working with a fabulous young actress. i went to see the movie, i was blown away by her performance. >> pauley: he cast her in the starring role of the warrer this miller play "the crucible." >> such a strong man with a sickly -- >> blackened my name. >> in rehearsal to open next month on broadway. >> when they say this is your first play, really? >> like first ever. i've never -- apart from -- >> pauley: what was your biggest role in school? >> one year i played the local whinciple. waich s really new for me. it was a stretch after the tree season. p
>> hold on a sec. you're putting me on the spot here. >> pauley: you're a professional. >> a rock would be like this. a rock is a rock. and if a rock had eyes. would be like that. >> pauley: oscar nomination and broadway debut could make anyone's head spin. but saoirse stays grounded and keeps ireland close. speaking with her mother every day. i remember reading that early is a particularly challenging thing for young women. >> i'm not surprise that it affects young women more. there's more pressure. not only, of
comes to the way we look, the way we're all compared to each other, what we wear and compared to what someone else may wear on the red carpet even beyond that it comes to success. it's almost that you have to be apologetic about. >> yet there she is as "the crucible" abigail williams, saoirse ronan graces one of the tallest marquees on broadway. what did you think of it? >> it's very weird to have your face plastered all over theater. but i have to say even though i do get quite shy about that sort of stuff, there is something about seeing your name or your face attached to a broadway theater that makes you go, oh, wow, this is a bit of a dream. >> pauley: except that it's real.
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>> pauley: now for some coming attractions. compliments of lee cowan. >> the great alfred hitchcock certainly knew how to make a movie. >> here we have a quiet little motel. >> he also knew how to sell a movie. >> this young man you had to feel sorry for him. after all being dominated by an almost maniacal woman was enough to drive
extreme -- let's go in. >> this was his trailer for "psycho" back in 1960 it lasted remarkable six and a half minutes. perhaps most remarkable is that in all that time hitchcock didn't give away too much. >> big difference. you should have seen the blood. >> wonder what he would think of today's trailers. they are exquisitely edited. but also heart warming and funny. >> that is a well-known fact. >> trailers are all sales pitches. >> how do you say no to god. >> but as alluring as they can be. >> not going to be able the finance.
>> movie trailers still suffer from one recurring criticism. why do they sell everything in the movie trailer. >> gets that complaint a lot. >> he works for entertainment marketing company called, trpaler rk. one of dozens of firms that spialize in producing movie traileikrs lise th one for the latest "mad max" film. the job he says to dazzle, coaborate with both studios and film makers to showcase the best filmas ho t offer and that often means inching within an eyelash of a spoiler. >> ever worry that sometimes the trailer will be better than the movie itself? >> no. that's the goal. >>
the movie that will get people at least to the theater. >> it used to be we only saw trailers in theaters, originally they ran after the feature presentation. that's how they got the name "trailer." in the silent era they were filmed with silence like this one for "ben hurr" practically exhausting to read. but that over the top salesman ship. >> city of hope and despair. >> when you're advertising the same kind of product again and again i don't think unfair to say that formula will creep into the equation. >> a film historian, he says not everyone loves having to market their films in such a brash way. orson welles, for example, practicallya
"citizen kan,." >> how do you do, everyone. i'm speaking from the mercury theater in what follows is supposed to advertise our first motion picture, "citizen kane" is the title. hopefully a coming attraction. >> he did it in an artful and decree at this timetive way with tongue well in cheek where he says in the out this is a piece of balle hoo. >> these days trailers are more than that. they are big business. >> trailers areer und such microscope now. you constantly of a have to out do yourself. >> in fact they become their own genre so much so that trail trailers have their own award show. like this one. appropriately called, the golden trailer award. few have won as many. >> i see every little shot, frame, moment of dialogue, that
our two-minute puzzle. >> creating those puzzle pieces, pretty unique. to watch entire film with the sound off. sometimes watch it all backwards. >> looking for the moments, the head turns, the looks, little friles, just looking for onactis of a second that are going to hit me in an emotional level. those are my trailer moments. >> he's cut the trailers for the last two best pictures "bird man" and "12 years a slave." this year, he was hired to make the trailer for the oscar nominated "the revenent." >> it was about trying to convey that feeling, this real experience of the movie. >> "the revenent"
grand cinema to go i can't fee but not a lot of dialogue. had to find something else. >> there's a constant thread that is carrying you through which is his breath. >> he blended his breathing with the sound of drums then with the sound of a shovel digging a gave. grave. it all builds, sweeping the would-be movie goer along with the action. >> all the elements coming together to kind of create this feeling. >> most of us still recall the days of trailers with
booming narration. >> ever see a ghost? >> they catch the ghost that won't stay dead. >> that's the voice of the late don lafontaine. >> above grath am looms greatest heroes. >> featured in more than 5,000 trailers, that deep baritone so recognizable he was dubbed thunder threat. >> the voice over for comedian movie trailer. >> the trailer for jerry seinfeld's movie "comedian" featured another voice of god. >> in a world where laughter was king. >> hall douglas made a little fun of himself. >> just on the edge of space. >> a girl. >> no. >> two girls. >> more than ever. >> stop it. >> i hate you. >> the voice of god narraters are gone now. most modern trailers let the films speak or joke for themselves. >> at least i won
but 5-year-old kiley brown takes her duck to the park. snowflake comes here to swim around the pond and then returns when called. because snowflake truly believes that kiley is his mother. and the duck is not alone in this dilution. >> not really his mom. >> yes. i'm his mom. >> how did you first find out. >> that he was a duck? >> no, that -- kile whyy is unbearably cute. since i never did recover to ask that question again. let me just tell you that kiley first noticed snowflake's attachment the day they brought her home. for whatever reason the duck imprinted by kiley no matter what the hour. when snowflake refused to stay in the back yard
say they had no choice but to give a diaper and make him ha house duck. >> he goes where ducks are allowed almost everywhere they're not allowed i don't know if you ever had 2-year-old or 4-year-old that wouldn't leave home without its clang it. she would not leave home without her duck. and at that point nothing is negotiable. >> snowflake goes to the beach in summer and sledding in winter. been to soccer practice, gone on sleepovers, even went trick-or-treating as olaf the snowman from frozen. over time because they both sincerely believe they belong together snowflake and kiley formed a bond like most of us will never know. >> it's special. even at 5 i don't years old that's the type of person. >> she is really going to make a great mom some day. mostly because she already is. >> grow up go to college. >> what?
♪ >> "sunday morning" goes to the oscars here again is jane pauley. >> pauley: that's elton john with lady gaga performing live on the sunset strip yesterday. he of course is music legend who is about to throw another oscar night party. but only after sitting down with our anthony mason. >> for nearly half ena ctury he's been one of music's most flamboyant performers. ♪
sir elton john was uneasy when he took the stage at the theater in los angeles last month. >> i was so nervous last night. i think it's probably a good thing. he has more than 50 top 40 hits. but this night sir elton was also debuting some new songs. >> you can't really play more than three or four because audience really doesn't want to know. >> what is that feeling like? >> it's like -- a ha. i've written this song i like it you're going to spoil it. >> on wonderful, crazy night, sir elton's 3rd studio album the singer says he wanted to celebrate his wonderful life.
you have a certain tone. >> i wanted a joyous tone. i want a '70s record that sounded like it was made now. >> his lyricist is same song writing partner for 49 years. >> probably more important to me to writing songs because he has to write the words. so have warm hand for bernie taupin. >> they met before elton was elton. when young reginald dwight answered this ad seeking songwriters. >> i look back on my little -- i can't believe i had the balls to do it but i did. >> the record label paired him with taupin they clicked, immediately. ♪ i happened to make that decision. my life would have been completely different. >> you ended up basicall
>> we lived at my parents' apartment in north london, he became the brother i never had. i love bernie, not in a carnal way but most emotional, beautiful way. >> apart from a short separation in the late '70s, they worked together ever since. becoming one of the most successful song writing teams in history. >> do you ask him to explain it? >> no. never. >> you don't know what levon is about? >> no. but i have my own idea. every time i sing it i have this vision going on in my mind. that's the magic of those lyrics. every time you sing it you think about something different. i never get caught up in that. it's the most beautiful love song. i'm thinking about david, my boys.
>> so hard for song writing teams l to stay together. >> the thing with him and i we dropped our egos. >> how did you do thaty did you do that? >> because it was necessary. we've never, on my children's life ever had an argument. ever. >> why? >> there's no point. he's had harsh words with me when i haven't been behaving myself. he's told me the truth but it's never been an argument. >> elton went through an especially dark period in the '80s when he battled drugs and depression. when you were dealing with your drug problem how did you keep going? >> i did. that's what kept me alive. if i i stayed at home and not appeared for six months i wouldn't be here because i would kill myself. >> music has been my friend since i was tw
old. when my parents were getting divorced it was my sanctuary, listening to the root. the fact is music kept me alive. it saved my life. >> feels like you traded it for an addiction to performing. >> addiction to the performing was bigger than drugs, thank god. piano is black or red. >> elton will perform again at the 23rd annual oscar party he'll throw tonight with his husband, david furnish. a benefit for his aids foundation. how intensive is the planning? >> it's amazing. it's got to be 9 0 people now. we started offit wh 10 people in a restaurant. in beverly hills. we raised four or five million dollars. it's hard work, because you have to go schmooze everybody. you don't get to watch the oscars
half hour great then you are like -- >> you describe yourself once as the best known homosexual in the world. >> i think probably acceptable face of homosexuality which i realize in my later years can open a few doors. >> responsibility comes with that as far as you're concerned? >> responsibility comes with it. >> responsibility to engage world leaders like russia's president who has spoken out against homosexuality? >> i had a call from president putin i'm going to meet him some time this year, i'm not expecting to change the scenario straight away. >> have you thought about what you're going to say? >> no. i'm not going to say you have to do this, you have to do that. that's not the way to approach it. i have no expectations. if i can change things, it may take 50. may take five minutes, who knows. unless you try. >> the singer is citizen of the world now with
england, france, atlanta and here in beverly hills. how much time do you spend out here? >> quite a bit. >> when he's playing vegas it's an oasis for his son, zachary now five and elijah is three. >> the boys love it here. they have a yard to play in. they love the weather. >> can you keep up with them? >> oh, yeah. i just love them. ten years ago if you would have said i'd be sitting in this house with two children, i'm married to my husband, you would have said you put razz it in my drink. the best decision in my whole life. >> are you surprised how you've been as a father? >> i'm totally -- i thought i would find it irritating. i'm a neat freak. i like things to be -- i like objects, i like to be in certain position. the boys are brilliant. >> fatherhood has changed the way elton john sees his future.
perspective. it's led to me looking what i'm going to do the rest of my life. i'm cutting down on shows. everything is arranged around their school holidays now. i will still be working but i will be cutting down and in the end i will stop. i want to see them grow up. i have such a great life. ♪ >> after four decades on tour, up ahead, sir elton can see the end of the road.
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folk are winning in music but not film. there's been disruptive technology in music that allows artists to record, promote and distribute their music. not so much in film. but i do think that a change is going to come. i'm ambivalent about this notion that black folk have been vic testimony maized by the academy. sure, i see whole lot of black writing and directing, producing and acting talent being ignored by hollywood. but black thespian aren't the only victims. hollywood loses out because lot more tall then could be delivering box office as well given a chance. what's even harder is that industry as progressive as hollywood doesn't get that excellence in film comes in variety pack. let's be honest, the lgbt community has grained more ground in hollywood over the past decade than black folk have covered in 50 years. tonight inac
who have been nominated for -- kudos, why so slow to recognize and revel in the humanity and talent of black actors and actresses, that said, i'm not following this term snub, if you snub when you lose what are you when you win. you don't want mediocre to become the new excellent just for the sake of having black oscar nominees. so, you must accept the fact that art is subjective. you must also accept that there is right and wrong, not just better or worse. know it to be better not just on oscar night but every day. >> pauley: next -- bette davis, they're like actress whisperer. >> pauley: robert osborne on his life in the movies. etiremen.
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>> pauley: a life in movies is what robert osborne has led. he routinely shares what he's learned with his cable tv audience. >> we're very proud to present the one, the only, "gone with the wind." >> you should be kissed and often and by someone who knows how. >> i might be. he's been ushering audiences into hollywood's cinematic past for 20 years now. >> i have a feeling we're not in kansas any more. >> is there ever been a movie star like cary grant. >> robert osborne isn't just the lover of old hollywood. he's been close personal friends to some of its biggest stars. lana turner. >> you see how happy we would be together here.
>> lauren bacall. >> you know how to whistle. just put your lips together and blow. >> bette davis. >> did you ever smoke a cigarette with bette davis? >> oh, yes, many. >> you would buy your ticket for your dime or quarter or whatever you come into this place. >> we met him at the kings theater in brooklyn, splendid today as it was during the depression when movies offered escape and solace. >> movie palace is the word for it. what better place to talk about the passion that has consumed osborne all of his life. >> you went to movie theater like this beautiful theater we're sitting in right now, sitting in the dark. >>
out there in the dark. >> osborne was raised in small town colfax, washington, he caught the movie bug early by college was obsessed. >> i spent every saturday in college going through every copy of the "new york times" over about 20-year period. made a list of every movie that played and how long it ran. >> rain man like. >> they should have locked month me up long ago. >> he nicknamed his record book, blacky. this is your movie bible. >> yes, it is. may 29, '42. yankee doodle dandy mid for 20 weeks. >> osborne knew he wanted to work in movies but he wasn't sure where he fit in. he moved to los angeles and tried acting. >> now that's what i call coffee. >> one thing that
or wanted to do is play somebody that wore a suit and had a briefcase. >> sorry to interrupt. >> the pilot of beverly hillbillies. >> in a suit. >> what happened. >> the struggling actor was put under contract by none other than lucille ball. >> she really was looking for people who could sing and dance, i couldn't do either. she just liked me. >> the first young person that i laid eyes on and, boig, i said, wow, that young man. >> lucy was impressed by osborne's deep well of knowledge about hollywood's golden era. she set him on a new course. >> lucy ultimately encouraged me to be a writer not an actor. she said we have enough actors. >> so osborne began chronicling hollywood and oscar history. >> i wrote a
academy awards. it became kind of the focal point of any kind of discussion i had. >> at the same time he became an entertainment reporter. >> the hollywood reporter. >> good morning. >> he wasn't entirely comfortable in this role. when hollywood insiders learned that rock hudson has contracted aids, osborne he refused to report it. >> you need to tell that story. i said, no, i don't. he's not the president. he's not government official. >> not national security issue. >> he's an actor. he has a right to choreograph his own life. >> osborne was interested less in exposing than celebrating his movie heroes. some of whom had become close friends. >> barbara stan wick, bette davis, the actress whisperer.
>> i love those people. they were so interesting to be around. these were people that once ruled the world. now they had no power any more. nobody cared. >> but his friendship with bette davis got off to a bumpy start on one of their first meeting osborne had just seen 1977's biggest blockbuster. >> i said, have you seen the new "star wars" movie. i said, it's really good. i think you'd enjoy it. she turned to me with full volume said, i told you, i hate that kind of a movie. i said, i can't believe you'd say something so stupid. she zipped around looked at me, i thought, she's going to kill me. then i looked at her and i knew i had her. that's what she was waiting for a challenge. we were friends from then .
>> by the time tcm launched 1984 there was no other contender for the host. robert osborne had spent his life rehearsing for this role. >> was preparing for my ideal job that didn't exist. >> his favorite interview, former movie musical star, betty hudson. by the year 2000 had not appeared on camera in almost 20 years. >> how are you today? >> i'm scared. >> she opened up to osborne. >> she was terrified she was going to disappoint people. they wouldn't remember her. the thing i'm proudest of. because we had this vulnerable woman who had been such a big star tearing her heart out. >> my private life has been hell. really hell. but my professional life --
was so wonderful. the audiences understood, i was working from my heart. >> for robert osborne, movies are life. only better. >> i think we have to have dreams. we need a little carmen miranda. we need some of the dancing. you need gene kelly hanging off that lamp post. we need to be taken into a fantasy world not be afraid to go there. occasionally. >> i think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college,
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for tonight's academy awards. david edelstein. >> here we are again. but where are we? on the brink of what is going to be a weird oscar night. welcome, the outrage over the all white slate of major nominees will be the subtext probably regular text, too. i sympathize with the academy's top brass, they have an african american president. they gave honorary award to spike lee. they picked chris rock to host. it was their mostly white, male, over 50-year-old voters who let them down. that's right, a lot of them look like me. i have voted to nominate "creed" and director instead of just the white guy in that movie sylvester stallone. i would have voted for idris elba. in "beasts of no nation" among others. so, whs
leo dicaprio nominatedan my times, no wins, always comes back harder. in "the revenent" he hauls his broken body over miles of frozen tundra, give him his oscar already. i hear "the revenent" will win, too, and many people love it. i found director alejandro, show off macho technique and bogus native american spirituality down right icky. ""the big short", all rub. for no other reason than bree larson. >> we have a hammock. swing in the hammock. >> who by the way a lock for best actress. >> i need to talk to my husband. i need to hold my husband. >> the supporting actress front runner with a
danish girl." i'm rooting for jennifer jason leigh and her smile through broken teeth. finally, i hear stallone will win for the aged rocky balance bow i can't in "creed" he was nominated for the original, but the movie won he lost best actor to peter finch for "network." rocky should win in this arena, too. past omissions, that's what the academy does well given omissions this year they better get busy. you can't predict... the market. but at t. rowe price, we can help guide your investments
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