stewart was at the helm for -- jon stewart was at the helm for the daily show they said this is not good. it's about satire but the story you always heard is it good or bad so many young people this is the only way they get news. they watch the daily show. >> i think it's good. >> charlie: you think it's good? >> yeah. it's good because they're getting news. >> charlie: and jon's show wasn't much news -- >> well, it's issues. he was talking about issues. he was popularizing it. >> but you also can't enjoy it unless you know the news. all the references pass you. that was a -- i believe an underestimation of that audience where i think our audience is underestimated too. you can't enjoy a 12 minute piece about gang violence in chicago unless you come to it prepared and have a little bit of knowledge. >> charlie: you said "vice" doesn't assume young people don't care about news. they assume they do. it's how it's presented in a way that is part of who they are and their own sort of lifestyle dna. >> look, one of the things in business news where i was for six years you forget is peopl
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sidney poitier and jimmy stewart. the second he's on the screen i'm that guy, i'm patient, i don't pop off and daniel feels like the smartest guy in the room and the movie falls apart fast if the hero does something stupid. >> charlie: the success is amazing. it's up over $150 million. >> $175 million domestic and a chunk of change international too. it's crazy. >> charlie: the story telling? good director, good acting, good script? is there something about the timing? about whatever elements are in this film? >> it's a perfect storm. it really is. amazing cast/crew and the talent involved believed in it. it's a topic that i think challenges people. when you hear it works you have to see it. i think there's a freshness and everybody wants new things right now. most importantly it's got reveals. it's the type of movies if you see it multiple times it changes. that's big. >> charlie: you've done -- executed the horror genre well but it's the subject matter that makes it so interesting. >> i think anything we suppress and in this situation it's a certain amount of looking at ourselves. a
stewart was at the helm for the daily show everybody was saying, this is not really good. that is a comedy show, not a news show, and john would be first to tell you that. it was about satire but at the same time the story you always heard was is it good or bad that so many young people, this is the only way they get news. they watch the daily show. josh: i think it's good. shane: i think it's good because they're getting news. charlie: then john's show, news as much as -- josh: well, issues. shane: he was talking about issues. he was popularizing it. josh: you also can't enjoy it unless you know the news. that is the thing about that critique. charlie: that is a good point. josh: otherwise all the references pass you. so that was a kind of like, i believe an underestimation of that audience in the same way i think our audience is a little bit under estimated, too. you can't enjoy a 12-minute piece about gang violence in chicago unless you come to it prepared. and have a little bit of a knowledge. charlie: i think you said somewhere, too, "vice" doesn't assume that young people don'
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