Video Creator’s Channel Russell Brand
Theres A Kind Of Mysticism My Thinking
comedy even sometimes in the language around it make people laugh like it’s an involuntary thing, sense of humor like it’s explicitly a sense that your feeling for that you’re looking for you. Yourself have talked about intuition a lot and now talking about how it’s a kind of a legacy. If your childhood and their strategies you’ve evolved to deal with your mother, do you and God rest her soul do you feel like like that that the you’re dealing in something quite magical and mysterious in comedy some thoughts of a tool of Revelation well, you know when I was a kid. My parents weren’t religious at all they never talked about it. They didn’t even talk about the absence of it they never said by the way we know we’re godless people and we’re not happy filling this hole for.
You With Anything They Didnt Talk About Atheism.
They didn’t talk about Judaism. I once said, Can I get Bar Mitzvahed and they said no you just want the money because all the kids were making so much money at their Bar Mitzvahs. What was that true you know what it wasn’t true Oh. I feel like all my friends were you know going to Hebrew school every weekend and I felt left out in some way and maybe I wasn’t a little money but I felt like why am I home on Sunday alone every Sunday while they’re all in Hebrew school, but so that was empty for me.
Ive Only Really Been Able To Fill It
through you know interest in Buddhism and you know I’m up pops you know pop psychology fan I read everything and I a lot of it is very helpful to me you. know I’ll have my Eckhart Tolle by the bed all the time and it really has been very very helpful, but the only time I feel God or just something you know the intelligence of the universe oddly is in the moment of creative inspiration. I usually don’t feel like my supercomputer brain. Just thought of that I do get a sense of it coming from somewhere else at certain moments when something incredible happens, can you what can you think of a specific example love something that you feel like Oh my god wait. I don’t even know how I wrote that way to go from you know sometimes something just comes very quickly.
I Was Looking At My Notes For This
is 40 and I think I thought of the whole thing in like two days just writing it into my phone on like a notes app it’s. Just like coming very quickly. I’ve always fascinated by Bob Dylan, who wrote so many songs in three or four years. It almost feels impossible that the human brain could do it at that rate, but sometimes when I’m watching people they just hit on something and it feels magical it doesn’t just feel like he thought of a good line. It feels like something opened up something spoke to them.
Theres A Moment In King Of Staten
Island, where Pete it says to his mom. I’m sorry I’ve been so hard to handle and she’s been worried about him his whole life that he’s okay. He’s not gonna hurt himself and then Pete you know without pause added and it’s not in the script. He goes. I think it’s always gonna be hard, and it was the most truthful moment in the entire movie.
In Fact The Movie Kind.
of doesn’t work if he doesn’t say that but I didn’t write it He didn’t write it it just landed in one take. He always had it once and it’s the entire reason why we made the movie beautiful. I feel like that and thing that Gary Shandling said sure you were aware of I don’t remember I saw him say it but like he said like all of this endeavor is to capture like one once in a while to a moment of truth will happen and you think oh that wasn’t an imitation that wasn’t a construction or a concept that that was it you see it in these and that sounds like it was one of those where you care where not only is there this sort of almost divine aspect of creation, but it is somehow also delivered and I think sometimes Judd that the reason. that it feels so resonant and what all Shapiro says it’s like falling in love and why you speak about comedy with the reverence that you do is that it is a kind of transcendent form.
I Think Sometimes Of Comedy The
the reason I think it’s such a high art form is that like you said before about the Larry Sanders being a sort of a metaphor for our onstage offstage mask No masks personas that on some level. All of us are aware that we’re going through life, sort of pretending to be something that we’re not working a hustle trying to keep hold of something trying to get something not letting go and so all of these sort of games we’re playing and then in those perfect moments of comedy is like if something looks from behind the veil and tells you. I know this I know. This and it’s something very cosmic and powerful and I think about those sort of the archetype of the trickster. That is a recurrent and perennial, religious or spiritual idea that the trickster is like in Say American mythology like the the hair or the Raven, or whatever this character that’s beyond like these sort of oddly, morally ambivalent characters that neither good nor bad that are not attached particularly to morality.
Dont Have The Piety Of A Figure
like Christ or the serenity of a figure like Buddha, but I like sort of telling you. This is a game. This is a game. This is not real. This is not and there’s.
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I I Find That That Is One
of the may be the essential thing about comedy that I find sort of beautiful. The continual revelation of these masks, whether they are the mask of persona or the constructs of our societies that operate on these imagined power hierarchies or imagined structures well. I remember we were out we were we were location scouting for an important scene near the end of the movie and in the movie. Pete’s Father was a fireman who died in a hotel fire. We decided not to make it 9/11 because it’s so big subject and means so much of so many people I didn’t feel like a movie could handle it and I didn’t want it to be that everyone was in in grief about Pete’s father dying.
I wanted it to be his problem Yeah, but we’re scouting for this important scene and I was like well. Maybe he like comes over here and he stands here and he looks around and I look. around and I realize that if I shot it like this. It’s exactly where the Twin Towers were and you could see the Freedom Tower peeking out from behind another building and that is how we wound up shooting this moment but those moments make you believe in something else yeah and I like that.
I I Also Believe That In Terms Of
casting and sometimes I bumped into Holly. Hunter. I was visiting a college with my daughter and Holly Hunter was a guest speaker and I watched her given notes to all these acting students and then when we were thinking about who should be in the big sick. I thought you know I just bumped into Holly Hunter and I feel like that’s why I feel like it’s because she’s supposed to do this and then she’s brilliant in the movie and that does happen and what. Are the funny ones was when we were doing the pilot for Freaks and Geeks.
I Met Jake Kasdan, Who Is I
think 21 years old. He had directed one movie when he was very young and I had never seen it and I asked him to direct the pilot of Freaks and Geeks and I had never seen his movie and then every said Yes I watched it that night and it was you know a detective movie and I thought this is nothing like Freaks and Geeks. Maybe I should have watched this before and then obviously he designed the whole show and gave the notes that helped me in Paul Feig and was a brilliant partner on the entire series but somewhere in me. I thought I think I think he’s the guy that’s going to join our group Wow Yeah I like these indications of an ulterior intelligence, making itself occasionally felt materially, but sort of in some moments that it’s one of the ways you can read reality. It’s one of the ways you can connect to reality like a chronology in at least if some would say honoring a moment like seeing that Tower when this subtextual component is like making its presence for that’s pretty beautiful and then I wonder even what it is when you sort of when we talk trusting instinct or things coming from elsewhere.
We You Know This Is Not Just
logical rational materialism is it it does feel like the very act of creativity as you have said is a kind of divine act. It’s and as perhaps the reason that your instincts are so. Honed and your intuition has been so successful for you is that you have a pretty open relationship with whatever that whatever that is Yeah I tried to and maybe that’s just the absence of other spirituality. At some point I I read somewhere. Someone said about life and death.
You Have To Love The Mystery And I
thought well that’s all I got I’m gonna hang on to that because I I don’t have any answers. So I better love the mystery because I’m not gonna figure this out. Yeah I think that’s what that ambiguity if the trickster is is living in that uncertainty that unknowable nurse and if it is pretty understandable with your parents, refusing to even acknowledge or not acknowledge. God face it’s not it’s not even a space so I discussed.
There’s a kind of mysticism my thinking comedy even sometimes in the language around it make people laugh like it’s an involuntary thing, sense of humor . My parents weren’t religious at all they never talked about it. They didn’t talk about atheism or Judaism.& I once said, Can I get Bar Mitzvahed and they said no you just want the money because all the kids were making so much money at their BarMitzvahs. I felt like why am I home on Sunday alone every Sunday while they’re all in Hebrew school, but so that was empty for me. I’ve only really been able to fill it through interest in Buddhism and you know I’m up pops you know pop psychology fan I read everything and a lot of it is very helpful to me you.& Know I’ll have my Eckhart Tolle by the bed all the time and it really has been very very helpful, but the only time I feel God is in the moment of creative inspiration…. Click here to read more and watch the full video