February 19, 2014 - David O. Russell

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The Obama administration gets philosophical on drone policy, Jason Jones discovers an unlikely conservative wonderland, and David O. Russell talks "American Hustle."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: MY NAME IS JON

STEWART.

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW".

MY GUEST TONIGHT -- THIS IS AGOOD ONE.

AMERICAN HUSTLE.

AMERICAN HUSTLE DIRECTOR DAVIDO. RUSSELL IS JOINING US

TONIGHT.

REALLY GOT A GOOD MOVIE.

WOW.

NOW, AS MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE,THE UNITED STATES -- WHERE WE

LIVE --[LAUGHTER]

HAS LONG BEEN AT THE FOREFRONTOF EXPLODABLE TECHNOLOGY HAVING

ADVANCED IN TWO SHORT CENTURIESFROM BARRELS LABELED TNT --

[LAUGHTER]-- TO TODAY'S FLYING TNT BARREL

DELIVERING UNMANNED AERIALVEHICLES.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY, IFYOU GOT 'EM, SMOKE 'EM.

>> THE UNITED STATES HAS BEENCONDUCTING TARGETED KILLINGS

OUTSIDE OF BATTLEFIELDS FOR 10.5YEARS. KILLING SOMETHING LIKE3,500 PEOPLE

425 STRIKES, 375 UNDERPRESIDENT OBAMA.

>> Jon: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS OURCOUNTRY'S ALL-TIME LEADER IN

OUTSIDE BATTLEFIELD SKY KILLINGOR BSK FOR THOSE OF YOU -- HE'S

LIKE BARRY BOMBS.

[LAUGHTER]

OF DRONE STRIKES, IF YOU WILL.

BUT THERE ARE LIMITS TO THISPRACTICE.

>> FOR THE RECORD, I DO NOTBELIEVE IT WOULD BE

CONSTITUTIONAL FOR THEGOVERNMENT TO TARGET AND KILL

ANY UNITED STATES CITIZEN WITH ADRONE OR WITH A SHOTGUN WITHOUT

DUE PROCESS.

>> Jon: WHAT A RELIEF.

[ LAUGHTER ]OF COURSE, THAT WAS IN MAY.

HOW DOES THAT STATEMENT HOLD UPIN FEBRUARY?

>> OFFICIALS CONFIRM THAT INDEEDTHE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER IT CANLEGALLY LAUNCH A DRONE STRIKE

AGAINST AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHOIS WORKING WITH AL QAEDA IN AN

UNNAMED FOREIGN COUNTRY.

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR DILEMMA.

IT'S NOT CONSTITUTIONAL TO KILL

AN AMERICAN WITHOUT DUE

PROCESS BUT THERE'S THISAMERICAN THAT WE WOULD REALLY

LIKE TO KILL.

BUT THE STANDARD AS SEEN ON TV.

THE STANDARD AS SEEN ON TV --YOU LIKE THAT?

[LAUGHTER]THE STANDARD AS SEEN ON TV DUE

PROCESS IS SUCH A PROCESS.

[LAUGHTER]LAWYERS AND THE BURDENS OF THE

PROOF AND TRANSPARENCY AND THECOURT DRAWINGS ALWAYS WITH THE

COURT DRAWINGS.

SURE EVERYBODY LOOKS LIKECHARLES MANSON WHEN YOU ARE

USING CRAYPAS.

WE KNOW HOW THE BUSHADMINISTRATION WOULD HANDLE A

SITUATION OF WANTING TO DOSOMETHING THAT THE CONSTITUTION

WOULD PROHIBIT.

FOR INSTANCE,.

>> WE DON'T TORTURE.

>> Jon: EXACTLY.

WE DON'T TORTURE.

[ APPLAUSE ]BUT WE WOULD ALSO REALLY LIKE TO

GET INFORMATION FROM THIS GUY BYSTRIPPING HIM NAKED AND GIVING

HIM A SENSATION THAT HE ISDROWNING WHILE A DOG IS BARKINGAT

HIM AND WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEPHIM AWAKE FOR A REALLY LONGTIME.

WHEN WE PUT IT THAT WAY ITSOUNDS LIKE TORTURE.

I KNOW.

>> SENIOR OFFICIALS IN THEUNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

SOLICITED INFORMATION ON HOW TOUSE AGGRESSIVE TECHNIQUES.

REDEFINING THE LAW TO CREATETHE APPEARANCE OF THEIR

LEGALITY AND AUTHORIZE THEIR USEAGAINST DETAINEES.

>> Jon: HMMMM.

IS THERE A SNAPPIER WAY TO PUTTHAT.

>> ENHANCED INTERROGATIONTECHNIQUES.

>> Jon: THANK YOU.

TORTURE, IT WASN'T A MORAL

ISSUE, IT WAS A BRANDING ISSUE.

[LAUGHTER]THEIR PRISONERS WERE TORTURED

BUT THEIR DECISION-MAKING NEVERWAS.

BUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONWON'T SAY WE'RE NOT DOING A

TARGETED ASSASSINATION OF ANAMERICAN WITHOUT DUE PROCESS

WHEN THEY COULD SAY WE'RECONDUCTING AN AERIAL CITIZEN

REDUCTION PROGRAM.

[LAUGHTER]BUT THEY WON'T DO THAT BECAUSE

THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES ABOVETHAT KIND OF SIMPLISTIC

CHICANERY BUT THEY'LL GET THERE.

THEY WILL KILL THAT DUDE BECAUSEULTIMATELY WHAT WE LEARNED IS

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEENADMINISTRATIONS IS NOT

THE PRESIDENT'S DUE PROCESS ONTARGETING AN AMERICAN IS.

>> WE ACT AGAINST TERRORISTS WHOPOSE A CONTINUING AND IMMINENT

THREAT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

>> IT HAS TO BE A THREAT THAT ISSERIOUS AND THE NOT SPECULATIVE.

>> Jon: IT'S KIND OF A HIGHBAR BUT PERHAPS IF ONE

WERE TO GET MORE RABBINICAL.

>> AN IMMINENT THREAT DOES NOTREQUIRE THE UNITED STATES TO

HAVE CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT ASPECIFIC ATTACK ON U.S. PERSONS

AND INTERESTS WILL TAKE PLACE INTHE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

>> Jon: IT'S TRUE THAT THETORAH SAYS --

[LAUGHTER]-- THE THREAT MUST BE IMMINENT

AND NOT SPECULATIVE BUT TO ANALL-KNOWING OMNIPOTENT GOD A

HUNDRED YEARS PASS IN A SECONDSO ARE ALL THINGS NOT IMMINENT?

PERHAPS, I THINK --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

PAPA CAN YOU HEAR ME?

[LAUGHTER]WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE TO HOLD

OURSELVES TO?

>> BEFORE ANY STRIKE IS TAKENTHERE MUST BE NEAR CERTAINTY

THAT NO CIVILIANS WILL BE KILLEDOR INJURED.

>> Jon: NEAR CERTAINTY.

HERE IS CERTAINTY AND HERE ISUS.

[ LAUGHTER ]NEAR CERTAINTY WHICH IN THE CASE

OF DRONE STRIKES IN YEMEN SINCETHAT SPEECH EQUATES TO 66%

CERTAINTY.

YES, BUT FOUR OUT OF 12 DID KILLCIVILIANS SO BASICALLY IT IS

CERTAINTY IF WE'RE TAKINGCERTAINTY PASS FAIL.

THAT'S RIGHT 66% WE GET AGENTLEMEN'S D.

BUT HERE IS THE THING.

[LAUGHTER]I THINK I'VE LEARNED THAT

THERE'S NOTHING AN AUDIENCELOVES MORE THAN A MATH JOKE

ABOUT KILLING.

[ LAUGHTER ]HERE IS THE THING --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]WOW, THAT COMBINES EVERYTHING

I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH.

WHY DON'T YOU JUST GIVE US ALLHERPES?

[LAUGHTER]SO --

[LAUGHTER]-- BELIEVE ME I'M SURE THAT

TECHNOLOGY WILL COME OUT ONTELEVISIONS VERY SOON.

CONSTITUTIONAL DUE PROCESS HASAFFORDED THE ADMINISTRATION AN

AWFUL LOT OF INTERPRETIVEROOM BUT AT LEAST THIS

ADMINISTRATION KNOWS IT HAS APROBLEM AS OBAMA EXPLAINED TO

LARRY KING.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TODO IS PUT A LEGAL ARCHITECTURE

IN PLACE AND WE NEEDCONGRESSIONAL HELP TO DO THAT TO

MAKE SURE THAT NOT ONLY AM IREINED IN BUT ANY PRESIDENT IS

REINED IN SOME TERMS OF SOME OFTHE DECISIONS WE'RE MAKING.

>> Jon: WOW, LARRY KING LOOKSLIKE (bleep) EVEN FOR HIM.

HE LOOKS --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WHAT IS IN THAT?

YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME?

[LAUGHTER]I WAS YOUNG ONCE.

[LAUGHTER]BUT THE POINT IS THE PRESIDENT

WANTS CONGRESS TO HELP STOP THISMADNESS.

WHICH IS WHY LAST WEEK WHICHSENATOR CARL LEVIN OF MICHIGAN

TRIED TO HOLD A HEARING ON THETOPIC THE WHITE HOUSE DID

NOT ALLOW C.I.A. OFFICIALS TOATTEND AND DID NOT GIVE

SECURITY CLEARANCES FOR THOSEBRIEFED ON DRONES.

BECAUSE APPARENTLY THE FIRSTSTEP TO GETTING HELP IS MAKING

SURE NO ONE SHOWS UP TO THEINTERVENTION.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW BY HOSTING THIS YEAR'SWINTER OLYMPICS RUSSIA

MEANT TO SHOW THE WORLD IT ISNOW A 21ST CENTURY SUPERPOWER.

LONG GONE ARE THE DAYS OF FURBEHATTED COSSACKS WHIPPINGDISSIDENTS IN

THE STREET.

NO ONE INFORMED THE FUR BEHATTEDCOSSACKS AS THEY ATTACKEDMEMBERS OF PROTESTCOLLECTIVE PUSSY RIOT

WITH WHAT APPEAR TO BE PUSSYWHIPS.

ANYWAY.

[LAUGHTER]AS RETRO AS THAT DISPLAY

APPEARED TO BE FOR SOME RUSSIAIS CLEARLY THE NATION OF THE

FUTURE.

JASON JONES HAS MORE.

♪ >> AFTER THE LIBERAL POLICIES OF

THE LAST SIX YEARS AMERICANCONSERVATIVES HAVE ENDED UP WITH

A SIMPLE CONCLUSION.

RIGHT NOW THE UNITED STATES OFAMERICA IS HEADED IN THE WRONG

DIRECTION.

>> WE KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG,TERRIBLY WRONG WITH THE

DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY.

>> I MAY HAVE FOUND ACONSERVATIVE PARADISE IN THE

MOST UNEXPECTED PLACE.

MOTHER RUSSIA.

IN THE OLD DAYS CONSERVATIVESWOULD

YELL AT LIBERAL COMMIES GO BACKTO RUSSIA.

NOW IT SEEMS THE RED SCAREHAS BECOME THE ULTIMATE REDSTATE.

ECONOMIC POLICY.

>> WE NEED TO REIN IN THESPENDING.

>> MOVE TO A FAIR OR FLAT TAX.

>> WHAT DO THEY DO IN RUSSIA?

>> WE HAVE TIGHT BUDGET NO

BUDGET DEFICIT.

>> WHAT IS YOUR TAX SITUATIONHERE?

>> 13% FLAT.

>> 13?

>> YES.

>> IT'S CREATED THE TRICKLIESTDOWN ECONOMY IN THE WORLD. BUTWHAT ABOUT IMMIGRATION?

>> WE HAVE TO DISCUSS WHETHER WECAN ALLOW MUSLIMS TO IMMIGRATEINTO

THE UNITED STATES AT ALL.

>> WE NEED IMMIGRANTS BECAUSEIT'S CHEAP LABOR BUT CHRISTIAN

IMMIGRATION IS PREFERRED TOMUSLIM.

>> HOLY (bleep) THIS PLACE ISAWESOME.

IN 25 YEARS THEY FIGURED OUT THEFREE MARKET AND

INSTITUTIONALIZED XENOHOBIA.

>> BECAUSE WE'RE ALREADY HALFPOWER FEMINISTS IN THE

PARLIAMENT.

VERY STRONG IN THE PARLIAMENT.

HALF MEN HALF OF THE WOMEN FORSURE.

>> NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT?

>> MAYBE NOT WRONG WITHPEOPLE --

[LAUGHTER]>> WHO IS TIRED OF THIS

FEMINIST POWER, MEN?

>> WOMEN, TOO.

>> OH, MY GOD ARE THERE ANYLIBERALS IN THIS PLACE?

>> HERE THEY CALL ME A DIRTYLIBERAL.

>> MEET RUSSIA'S MOST POWERFULLIBERAL.

GIVE ME YOUR LEFT WING TAKE ONGUNS.

>> I THINK WE SHOULD ALLOWRUSSIANS CITIZENS TO BUY GUNS

AND I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE ONEDURING THE PROCESS WHEN

SUPPORTERS OF KREMLIN CAME ANDMADE TROUBLE AND I USED IT

AGAINST THEM.

>> YOU SHOT SOMEONE?

>> IT WAS SELF DEFENSE AND IUSED RUBBER BULLETS.

>> AND YOU ARE A LIBERAL?

SEE CONSERVATIVES THIS PLACE WASPERFECT.

GUNS CHECK.

GAYS TRIPLE CHECK BUT WHAT ABOUTTHE LAST BIG G ON YOUR AGENDA.

>> OUR GOVERNMENT MUST RESPECTRELIGIOUS VALUES NOT SILENCE

THEM.

>> IT'S THOSE CHRISTIAN VALUESTHIS COUNTRY WAS BASED UPON.

>> ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE THECOSTUMED MASCOT FOR THIS

RIGHT-WING WONDERLAND.

HE'S A SELF MADE MILKBILLIONAIRE WHO TOOK ME ON ATOUR OF HIS MOSCOW

HEADQUARTERS.

HE HAS HIS OWN PRIVATE CHURCH.

>> WE MAKE IT MANDATORY FOR ALLOUR EMPLOYEES TO GO TO BIBLE

STUDY COURSES.

THIS IS WHAT WE CALL HEADDITIONAL EDUCATION.

>> WHAT IF THEY SAY I'M A JEWI DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE

COURSES ANYMORE.

DO THE VOICE.

[LAUGHTER]>> IF EMPLOYEE DOESN'T WANT TO

ATTEND SUCH COURSES IT'S NOTBECAUSE OF HIS RELIGION BUT

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT TOEDUCATE HIMSELF.

THOSE EMPLOYEES ARE USUALLY BADEMPLOYEES AND WE HAVE TO LET

THEM GO.

>> SURE, NO JESUS, NO JOB.

>> I WANT MY EMPLOYEES TO BESAVED AND FIND ETERNAL LIFE.

>> HE HELPS THEM BY ALSO FIRINGADULTERERS, ANYONE WHO HAS HAD

SEX OUT OF WEDLOCK AND ANYWOMAN WHO HAS HAD AN ABORTION.

THIS IS AMAZING FOR CHRISTIANS.

IT'S NORMAL TO HAVE A CHURCH ATYOUR BUSINESS IN RUSSIA.

THAT'S INSANE.

SERIOUSLY IT'S -- IT'S INSANE.BUT HE HAS FREEDOM AS JOBCREATOR TO DO WHAT HE WANTS AND

THAT'S THE POINT. EVENCONSERVATIVE PAT BUCHANAN

WONDERED IF PUTIN WAS ONE OF US.

CONSERVATIVES WHEN I HEAR THIS.

WE'RE LOSING CONTROL OF OURNATION.

I'M GOING TO SAY THIS.

>> IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GO TORUSSIA.

>> GAY MARRIAGE IS NOW LEGAL INMANY PLACES.

>> IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GO TORUSSIA.

>> AS SOON AS I CAN GET OUT OFHERE I AM OUT.

>> GO TO RUSSIA.

>> JASON JONES, WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT A DIRECTORNOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE ACADEMY

AWARDS FOR HIS LATEST FILM"AMERICAN HUSTLE."

>> HE DOESN'T LOVE YOU BUT IKNOW IT AND HE KNOWS IT.

IT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND REAL.

WE LOVED EACH OTHER.

YOU SCARE HIM AND MANIPULATE HIMAND YOU USE YOUR SON!

>> WELL, HE DOES LIKE IT ON SOMELEVEL.

HE DOES WANT IT.

HE KEEPS COMING BACK FOR IT.

IT'S LIKE THAT PERFUME THAT YOULOVE THAT YOU CAN'T STOP

SMELLING EVEN THOUGH THERE'SSOMETHING SOUR IN IT CAN'T GET

ENOUGH OF IT.

HE'S NEVER GOING TO LEAVE ME.

HE'S ALWAYS GOING TO WANT ME ANDI WILL MAKE YOU SO SORRY, EDITH

FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO MYFAMILY.

MARK MY WORDS.

>> Jon: IT'S A REALLY GOODMOVIE.

PLEASE WELCOME DAVID O. RUSSELL.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]MY MAN.

ENJOY.

BRAVO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]SIT DOWN.

I WANT TO ASK YOU QUESTIONS.

SIT DOWN, YOU.

>> KILL THEM WITH A PUDDLE.

LARRY KING.

>> Jon: YOU ARE ON A RUN LIKENOBODY HAS BEEN ON IN THE FILM

BUSINESS THAT I CAN REMEMBER,THE FIGHTER, SILVER LININGS

PLAYBOOK NOW AMERICAN HUSTLE.

YOU ARE -- DO YOU SLEEP?

DO YOU -- HOW ARE YOU MAKINGTHESE FILMS?

HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR VOICE?

IS THAT WHAT THIS IS?

ARE YOU IN THE ZONE?

WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?

>> I HAVE NOT SLEPT VERY MUCH INTHE LAST YEAR BECAUSE I NEVER

MADE TWO FILMS THIS QUICKLYTOGETHER.

YES, I HAVE FOUND MY VOICE WHENI CAME BACK AND MADE A FILM

CALLED "THE FIGHTER" FOUR YEARSAGO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]THANK YOU.

AND I REALIZED THAT, YOU KNOW,TO QUOTE CHRISTIAN BALE INTHE MOVIE MAYBE I

WAS MAKING FILMS MORE FROM THEEARS UP AND YOU HAVE TO COMEFROM THE

FEET UP.

I RELATE TO MY CHARACTERS WHOWERE REINVENTING THEMSELVES,BECAUSE I WAS GOING THROUGH ITMYSELF.

I HAD A HUMBLING EIGHT YEARS.

I LOST MY WAY, GOT DIVORCED MYKID WAS BIPOLAR.

I HAD TO PUT HIM IN A SPECIALSCHOOL.

THEY WERE PEOPLE I HAD KNOWN MYWHOLE LIFE.

I LOVED THESE PEOPLE,WATCHING THEM LIVE AND LOVE AND

SURVIVE, WHAT THEY LIVE FOR, THEMUSIC THEY LOVE, THE FOOD THEYLOVE -- AND

ROMANCE.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD WAKE UPAND BE SOMEBODY WITH SO MUCHROMANCE

AND MUSIC IN MY MOVIES.

>> Jon: AND YOU FEEL AFFECTIONWHETHER THEY ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO

ARE TRYING TO REINVENTTHEMSELVES OR JUST TRYING TO

LIVE THEIR BEST EXISTENCE ANDKIND OF SCRAP THROUGH YOU HAVE

GREAT AFFECTION EVEN FOR THEHUSTLERS.

>> YES.

>> Jon: EVEN FOR THE ONES --IS THAT BECAUSE YOU GOT EMPATHY

FOR THAT STRUGGLE?

>> YES.

I FIND WHAT I LOVE ABOUT EACHONE OF THESE PEOPLE.

I TRY TELL THEIR STORY.

THAT'S WHY THE SCRIPT CAN BEVERY LONG.

IT WAS 170 AND YOU HAVE TO GIVEIT A HAIRCUT BECAUSE I TOLDIT LIKE IT WAS EVERY SINGLE

PERSON'S STORY. IT'S HARD TOWEAVE A TAPESTRY OF FIVE MAJORPERFORMANCES.

I'M PROUD ALL THE ACTORS WERENOMINATED BOTH YEARS ON THESE

TWO PICTURES.

I FEEL EMPATHY FOR THEM. ITREALLY STARTED WITH THECHRISTIAN BALE

CHARACTER IN THE FIGHTER.

WHEN I FIRST READ ABOUT THATGUY, I THOUGHT OH, MY

GOODNESS I DON'T THINK I LIKETHIS PERSON.

WHEN I GOT TO KNOW HIM, THECRACK ADDICT.

THAT'S WHAT HE WAS.

I MET THE REAL PERSON.

ME AND CHRISTIAN BOTH FELT THISWAY.

THE GUY IS A SWEETHEART.

YOU GET HIM ON A BAD DAY.

THAT HAS HAPPENED.

BUT HE IS A SWEETHEART OFA PERSON WHO LOVES HIS FAMILY

AND CHILDREN AND BROTHER, VERYDEVOTED TO HIS BROTHER.

SAME THING IS TRUE OF THISSTORY.

I LOVED THE FACT THAT THIS MANLOVED HIS CHILD, LOVED THE WOMEN

IN HIS LIFE, LOVED HIS ART, WHATHE DID.

HE LOVED DUKE ELLINGTON IN THESTORY WE TOLD.

>> Jon: SUCH A GREAT SCENEWHEN THEY MEET, THE DUKE

ELLINGTON SCENE.

IT'S THAT.

IT'S INFUSING THESE CHARACTERSWITH THAT COMPLEXITY IN THE

SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME IN THEWINDOW THAT YOU HAVE.

THAT'S WHAT I THINK REALLYSEPARATES THESE

MOVIES A BIT BECAUSE THEY ARECHARACTER-DRIVEN.

THEY SHOULDN'T, BY ALL STANDARDSSHOULDN'T MAKE MONEY AND YET

THEY ARE MAKING HUGE MONEY.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THEY ARE NOT HOLLYWOOD PICTURES.

THEY ARE NOT REMAKES.

YOU ARE NOT DOING REMAKES.

THERE ARE VERY FEW TALKINGROBOTS IN YOUR FILMS WHO KILL,

BY THE WAY THAT IS MY ONE NOTEIN AMERICAN HUSTLE.

>> NO TALKING ROBOT THAT KILLS.

>> Jon: I WOULD LIKE TO SEETHAT.

>> I'LL TRY TO BE BACK HERE WITHTHAT.

>> Jon: THIS IS THE -- SHOW THEWAY YOU WORK. THE PICTURE OFDAVID DIRECTING.

[ LAUGHTER ]SO THIS -- YOU LOOK LIKE YOU ARE

CHAPERONING A TERRIBLEDATE.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU ARE THE DIRECTOR AND YOU

LOOK LIKE THEY ARE SMUGGLING YOUINTO TIJUANA.

TELL ME WHAT THAT IS.

[ LAUGHTER ]WHAT IS HAPPENING?

>> I LIKE TO BE VERY CLOSE TOTHE ACTORS.

I DON'T LIKE TO SIT AT WHAT ISCALLED VIDEO VILLAGE.

ON MANY MOVIE SETS THERE'S VIDEOVILLAGE OFTEN 100 YARDS OR MORE

AWAY FROM THE SET. I LIKE TO BECLOSE TO THEM.

I LIKE THEM TO FEEL ME AND ME TOFEEL THEM.

TAKE IT EASY.

[LAUGHTER]I LIKE TO SHOOT WITH A SMALLCAMERA SO

I CAN BE THERE, A SMALL MONITOR.JENNIFER GOT USED TO IT ANDLIKED IT.

THAT IS JACK HOUSTON SITTINGWITH HER WHO PLAYS THE MAN WHO

ROMANCES HER.

THAT WAS THE SCENE WE WERESHOOTING.

IT'S GREAT WHEN I HAVE ANINTUITIVE CONNECTION WITHTHESE ACTORS.

THEY INSPIRE ME TO WRITE ROLESFOR THEM.

I WROTE FOR JENNIFER, BRADLEYCHRISTIAN AND AMY.

I TALKED TO THEM AND SAID LET'SCREATE A ROLE WORTHY OF YOU

LAYING IT ALL ON THE TABLE.

I'M PRIVILEGED TO HAVE THEIRFRIENDSHIP TO WRITE FOR THEM.

>> Jon: IT SEEMS TO BRING OUTA SPONTANEITY AND --

>> ALIVENESS.

>> Jon: AND A PASSION.

EACH SCENE YOU GET A CRACKLE INTHERE.

EACH SCENE YOU GET A CRACKLE INTHERE.

EACH SCENE YOU GET A CRACKLE INTHERE.

EACH SCENE YOU GET A CRACKLE INTHERE.

>> THANK YOU, JON FOR HAVING ME.

>> Jon: THREE IN A ROW AREMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT.

AMERICAN HUSTLES IN THE THEATERSNOW, DAVID O. RUSSELL

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

JOIN US TOMORROW AT 11:00.

HERE IT IS YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> SHE WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TOFIND A WOMAN IN HOLLYWOOD THAT

HAS HAD THE KIND OFSUCCESSFUL CAREER ELAINESTRITCH HAS HAD.

>> IF YOU SAY THINGSNATURALLY

IT'S FINE.

YOU KNOW THEY JUST THINK IT'S(bleep).

>> OH, DEAR.

OH, DEAR.

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