Going Rogue

Tansy Gardam

A podcast about the film industry that looks at both the films, and the industry. STRIKING OUT chronicles the 07/08 Writers Strike through the films and shows it affected, while GOING ROGUE and GOING SOLO cover the writing, rewriting, shoots and reshoots of the first two Star Wars standalone films, and try to not only find out what happened, but why. Hosted by film writer Tansy Gardam, Going Rogue is all about the context and complications of making content, and the often wild reasons that films are... like that. read less
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Robin Hood
24-03-2024
Robin Hood
Nottingham was a high concept spec script that reimagined the Robin Hood legend from the perspective of the Sheriff of Nottingham that asked whether we should follow the law, or our heroes. Robin Hood is a movie where Robin Hood does not rob from the rich or give to the poor, but his dad did write the Magna Carta. This is the story of how Nottingham became Robin Hood. You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS USED:  Rise and Rise Again: Making Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood PODDYWOOD: Cyrus Voris & Ethan Reiff (Part 3) RUSSELL CROWE Interview for Robin Hood (BlackTree TV) Russell Crowe Talks Robin Hood (IGN) Russell Crowe Reunited With His ‘Gladiator’ Horse (The Late Show) Napoleon (dir. Ridley Scott, 2023) Robin Hood (dir. Ridley Scott, 2010) The Castle (dir. Rob Sitch, 1997) Democracy Manifest  MUSIC: “Loopster”, “The Descent”, “Thinking Music”, “Five Armies”, “Oppressive Gloom”, “Virtutes Instrumenti”, “Minstrel Guild”, “Stormfront”, “Eternal Terminal”, “Night Vigil”, “Unanswered Questions”, “Volatile Reaction”, “Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission”, “Peaceful Desolation”, “Midnight Tale”, “Odyssey”, “Protofunk”, “Raw”, “Morgana Rides”, “The Path of the Goblin King”, “Floating Cities”, “Hiding Your Reality”, “Black Vortex”, “Minima”, “Decline”, “Clean Soul”, “Anguish” & “Magic Forest” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Suspended Animation”, "Space Race", "Bossy Boots", "Synapse" & "Through the Woods" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Don't Worry Darling
25-02-2024
Don't Worry Darling
This is not the first podcast about Don’t Worry Darling. But this is one of the few that discusses the film, and its transformation from a Black Mirror-esque spec script written by Dick Van Dyke’s grandsons into a beautiful but poorly paced film with a confusing message. And somehow, between those two, there was a solid, compelling script. But it was paired with a directorial intention that was fundamentally opposed to the story, and the film began to unravel from there. CONTENT WARNING: this episode involves discussion of sexual assault, sexual violence, suicide and misogyny. You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS: Don’t Worry Darling (New Line Cinema, 2022) The Directors Cut Podcast: Don’t Worry Darling with Olivia Wilde and Reed Morano  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Script to Screen: Booksmart with Katie Silberman (screenwriter) Olivia Wilde & Katie Silberman: Don’t Worry Darling Q&A With Pete Hammond MUSIC: "Slow Burn", "Crinoline Dreams", "The Dread", "In Your Arms", "Thinking Music", "Echoes of Time V2", "Volatile Reaction", "Metaphysik", "Bossa Antigua", "Bleeping Demo", "Screen Saver", "Crypto", "Night In Venice", "Samba Isobel", "Unseen Horrors", "Lobby Time", "Shadowlands 1: Horizon", "Penumbra", "Leaving Home", "Floating Cities", "Expeditionary", "On The Cool Side", "Walking Along", "Clean Soul", "Vibing Over Venus", "This House", "Sunset Over Glengorm", "Black Vortex", & "Scissors" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Suspended Animation" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
How To Train Your Dragon
28-01-2024
How To Train Your Dragon
In October 2008, Chris Sanders was asked to take over a troublesome film with a March 2010 release date. He immediately called his old co-director Dean Deblois. Somehow, despite everything we've ever discussed on this podcast, the film they made is good. How To Train Your Dragon is the opposite of almost every film we've covered before - an instant classic that pushed the animation form and made bold calls on a tight deadline, and actually stuck the landing. But to understand how it pulled that off, we need to cover early Dreamworks, renaissance Disney, and a little picture book called The Big Bear Aircraft Company. You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS: The Story Room: The Making of Lilo and Stitch The Making of How To Train Your Dragon: Going Into The Story Chris Sanders - Director of How to Train Your Dragon + Lilo & Stitch Cartoons!!! (Directing Animation Podcast #39) Animation Part 3 with Dean Deblois (Team Deakins Podcast Episode 12) All Star - Smashmouth Forbidden Friendship - John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon) Coming Back Around - John Powell (How To Train Your Dragon) Fairytale - Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell (Shrek) Short Hair - Jerry Goldsmith (Mulan) Your Father Would Be Proud - Michael Giacchino (Rogue One) A Place in The Sky - Hans Zimmer (The Creator) MUSIC: "Bicycle", "Adventures in Adventureland", "Hard Boiled", "Waltz - Tschikovsky Op. 40", "Chill Wave", "Loopster", "Cherry Blossom", "Whimsey Groove", "Odyssey", "Quirky Dog", "Screen Saver", "Crypto", "Nonstop", "Ascending The Vale", "Enter The Maze", "Tenebrous Bros Carnival - Intermission", "Energizing", "Divertissement", "Leaving Home", "Hall of the Mountain King", "Oppressive Gloom", "Magic Scout - Farmhouse", "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys", "Prelude & Action", "Concentration", "Ever Mindful" & "Tempting Secrets" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Suspended Animation" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Striking Out: Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog
25-06-2023
Striking Out: Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog
Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog was born from the 2007 Writers Strike as a bold new way to take power back from the studios. Or at least, that’s one version of the story. Another involves a long-gestating podcast project. Yet another involves Jeff Bezos. A 42 Minute webseries that apparently earned Joss Whedon more money than The Avengers, Dr Horrible was released almost six months after the Writers Strike but is indelibly tied to it. But was it the first of many, or lightning in a bottle? CONTENT WARNING: Joss Whedon has been accused of abuse, harassment, racism, bullying and gaslighting, by a number of former co-workers and his ex-wife. He denies all suggestions of misconduct. CLIPS: Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog The Making of Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog Commentary! The Musical Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog Panel - Paleyfest 2009 Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog Reunion Panel - SDCC 2018 Kath and Kim (2008) (the bad one) TV writer David Simon weighs in on the Writers Guild of America strike - NPR’s All Things Considered (19 May 2023) MUSIC: “C-Funk”, “Enter The Party”, “Deep Haze”, “Industrious Ferret”, “Fuzzball Parade”, “Odyssey”, “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”, “Crypto”, “Tech Live”, “Crossing the Divide”, “Study and Relax”, “Thinking Music”, “Cut Trance”, “Walking Along”, “Leaving Home”, “Loopster”, “Floating Cities”, “Bleeping Demo”, “Groove Grove”, “On The Cool Side” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots” by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Striking Out: South Park
18-06-2023
Striking Out: South Park
The South Park episode Canada on Strike first aired in April 2008 - a “biting” “satire” released well after the Writers Strike had left the news cycle, and one of many media pieces that helped cement the legend that the entire strike had been about The Internet. But one of the many issues that the WGA had brought to the table was the very reason that the South Park team were so annoyed with the Guild in the first place - while the Guild were on strike, South Park and most of the animation industry were still working. Because animation writers are not covered by the Writers Guild. The WGA wanted jurisdiction over animation in their next contract. But that was an even harder ask than Reality TV, since animation writing was already covered by The Animation Guild, or IATSE Local 839. CLIPS: Six Days to Air (Comedy Central) Canada On Strike (South Park Season 12 Episode 4) Chris Sanders - Director of How to Train Your Dragon + Lilo & Stitch Cartoons!!! (Directing Animation Podcast #39) WSC Show #109 - Interview With Patric Verrone (Part 1) Tina Fey Monologue (Saturday Night Live, 24th February 2008) WGA Calls for Vote To End Writers Strike (Writers Guild of America) WGA Calls for Vote To End Writers Strike - Q&A (Writers Guild of America) Why I’m Striking - Patric Verrone (Deadline) MUSIC: “Fork & Spoon”, “C-Funk”, “Divertissement”, “Deadly Roulette”, “Modern, Jazz Samba”, “Fuzzball Parade”, “Bicycle”, “Expeditionary”, “Finding Movement”, “On The Cool Side”, “Groove Grove”, “Floating Cities”, “Industrial Cinematic”, “Hard Boiled”, “Leaving Home”, “Lost Frontier”, “On The Ground”, “Odyssey”, “Bossa Antigua”, “Crossing The Divide” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots” & “Synapse” by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Striking Out: America's Next Top Model
11-06-2023
Striking Out: America's Next Top Model
In 2006, more than a year before the Writers Strike, twelve producers of America’s Next Top Model walked off their job to demand a new contract: as Writers protected by the Writers Guild of America. The production company refused to bargain with the WGA, worried it would set a dangerous precedent by giving Reality TV producers higher wages, residuals and writer credits. The WGA, on the other hand, were determined to set that precedent. The Top Model Strike was a disaster. Reality TV was one of the most complicated issues during the 07/08 Writers Strike - because while the WGA demanded blanket coverage of Reality TV Writers, the TV Networks denied reality TV even had writers and filled their schedules with non-union reality TV shows to ride out the strike. And while the WGA had failed to unionise Reality TV workers, the Director’s Guild of America had already been moderately successful, and weren’t asking for it in their next contract - making them a much easier group for the studios to negotiate with. CLIPS: WSC #31 - The It’s All Written Reality Show Rally (The Writers Strike Chronicles, 7 December 2007) America’s Next Top Strike: Reality Show Writers (NPR’s All Things Considered, 15 August 2006) Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad Promo Where We Are And Where We’re Going (The Writers Guild of America, 2 June 2023) MUSIC: “Hiding Your Reality”, “Chill Wave”, “Wepa”, “Tech Live”, “Maccary Bay”, “Ancient Mystery Waltz Presto”, “Concentration”, “Bleeping Demo”, “Bicycle”, “Enter the Party”, “Nonstop”, “Leaving Home”, “On The Cool Side”, “Ever Mindful”, “Rollin At 5”, “Lost Frontier”, “Avant Jazz”, “Crypto”, “Tenerous Bros Carnival - Intermission” & “Groove Grove” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots”, “VHS Dream” & “Synapse” by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle
Striking Out: Heroes
28-05-2023
Striking Out: Heroes
In 2005, Tim Kring took a 5 hour walk with his old friend Jeph Loeb, and pitched him the pilot episode of his new show - Heroes. Inspired by a structural writing challenge, a desire to see good in ordinary people and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, Heroes was one of the biggest new shows of 2006. By the end of 2007, it had all come crashing down. The Writer’s Strike is often held responsible for Heroes’s demise, but as usual, there’s a lot more to the story. Content Warning:  Les Moonves is alleged to have sexually assaulted more than a dozen women since the 1980s. Both CBS executives and LAPD police officers were involved in an attempt to cover-up at least one allegation. CLIPS USED: Heroes - Tim Kring on Heroes’ Storytelling (Paley Centre 2007) Jesse’s Office Ep #20 - Crafting Heroes with Tim Kring Conan O’Brien on Writing “Marge vs the Monorail” ‘The Alternate Ending’ Heroes S2 Interview Inside the Writers Strike With a WGA Negotiator (The Town) WSC Show #31 - It’s All Written Reality Show Rally MUSIC  “Raw”, “Crypto”, “Bicycle”, “Screen Saver”, “Groove Grove”, “Marty Gots A Plan”, “Simplex”, “Myst on the Moor”, “Lost Frontier”, “Deep Haze”, “Bleeping Demo”, “Loopster”, “Avant Jazz”, “Enter the Maze”, “Hiding Your Reality”, “Bossa Antigua”, “Oppressive Gloom”, “Spy Glass”, “Intrepid”, “Industrial Cinematic”, “On The Cool Side”, “Floating Cities”, “Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission”, “Hard Boiled”, "I Knew A Guy," “On The Ground” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Striking Out: The Office
21-05-2023
Striking Out: The Office
In 2005, an American adaption of a UK cringe-com written by a former Simpsons writer became an unexpected hit on iTunes. So despite middling ratings, the show was given a second season and a second chance. It went on to become the defining sitcom of a generation, and one of the most streamed series of all time. Through every early development of online content, The Office was right there, riding the wave of technology and culture trends. And when the Writers Guild of America went on strike in 2007, one of the guild’s biggest battlegrounds was The Internet - and The Office writers were there on the picket lines, fighting for the future they had forged. CLIPS USED: The Office is Closed (WGA America) Greg Daniels - Pt. 1 (The Office Deep Dive) WGAW President Patric Verrone says writers want fair play (WGA West) Writers Guild of America Strike Announcement - Nov. 2, 2007. (WGA West) What We’ve Won in Part Negotiations (WGA West) THE OFFICE (US) Pilot (S01 E01) Boys and Girls (S02 E15) The Negotiation (S03 E19) Dinner Party (S04 E13) THE OFFICE (UK) Downsize (S01 E01) MUSIC: “Feelin Good”, “Bicycle”, “Chill Wave”, “Dirt Rhodes”, “Odyssey”, “Too Cool”,  “Magic Scout - Farm”,  “Hard Boiled”, “Loopster”, “I Knew A Guy”, “Bossa Antigua”, “Twisting”, “Bleeping Demo”, “Protofunk”, “Mining By Moonlight”, “Spy Glass”, “Screen Saver”, “Rollin At 5”, “Thinking Music”, “Wisps of Whorls” & “Crypto”  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots" & "VHS Dreams" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com Anti- Piracy Music - Melchior Rietveldt (which was never officially licensed for those anti-piracy ads)
Striking Out: Quantum of Solace (Part 2)
14-05-2023
Striking Out: Quantum of Solace (Part 2)
Six months of pre-production. Six months of principal photography. Six weeks in the edit. Quantum of Solace has long been seen as a victim of the Writers Strike. But the strike was just one of many, many roadblocks that the film blissfully drove straight through. Striking Out is a new series of Going Rogue about the 07/08 Writers Guild of America strike, exploring the issues of the strike by looking at the films and TV shows affected by it.  CONTENT WARNING: In 2023 Paul Haggis lost a civil court case and was ordered to pay $7.5million to a woman who accused him of assault. Four other woman testified during the court case. Haggis denies the accusations. CLIPS USED: Quantum of Solace (2008) Casino Royale (2006) Marc Forster, “Quantum of Solace”: Meet the Filmmaker Roberto Schafer - Cinematographer (Team Deakins Podcast) Quantum of Solace: Behind the Scenes (SPE) Naomi Donne Blog (SPE) Quantum of Solace: THR Behind the Scenes Empire Podcast #484 - Daniel Craig, Rami Malek MUSIC: “Floating Cities”, “Leaving Home”, “Enter The Maze”, “Hard Boiled”, “I knew A Guy”, “Marty Gots A Plan”, “Crypto”, “Hiding Your Reality”, “Prelude and Action”, “Morgana Rides”, “Bleeping Demo”, “Hitman”, “Groove Grove”, “Industrial Cinematic”, “Scissors”, “Ambiment” * “Lost Frontier” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Striking Out: Quantum of Solace (Part 1)
07-05-2023
Striking Out: Quantum of Solace (Part 1)
In 2005, Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond. On the same day, producer Michael G Wilson mentioned that work had already started on Craig's second Bond film. That film would eventually become Quantum of Solace. And it would be remembered less as a film and more as a casualty of the 2007 Writers Strike.  But how much did the strike really affect Quantum of Solace? Striking Out is a new series of Going Rogue about the 07/08 Writers Guild of America strike, exploring the issues of the strike by looking at the films and TV shows affected by it.  CONTENT WARNING: In 2023 Paul Haggis lost a civil court case and was ordered to pay $7.5million to a woman who accused him of assault. Four other woman testified during the court case. Haggis denies the accusations. CLIPS USED: Casino Royale (2006) Quantum of Solace (2008) Marc Forster, “Quantum of Solace”: Meet the Filmmaker Roberto Schafer - Cinematographer (Team Deakins Podcast) WSC Show #109 - Interview With Patric Verrone (Part 1) New James Bond Rewriting Collective Insights: Phil Lord at TEDxCoconut Grove Quantum of Solace: THR Behind the Scenes MUSIC “Industrial Cinematic”, “Hiding Your Reality”, “Chill Wave”, “Dirt Rhodes”, “FIX HERE”, “Unanswered Questions”, “Rollin At 5”, “Thinking Music”, “Enter the Maze”, “Crypto”, “Clash Defiant”, “Groove Grove”, “Enter The Maze”, “Prelude And Action”, “Hitman”, “Bicycle”, “Screen Saver”, “Nonstop”, “Floating Cities”, “Leaving Home”, “Satiate Percussion”, “Magic Forest”, “Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission” & “Bleeping Demo”  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Bossy Boots" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Going Solo IV: Howard
05-02-2023
Going Solo IV: Howard
On a dark summer night on the set of American Graffiti, Ron Howard asked George Lucas what film he wanted to do next. Lucas was shy with details, but he said it was sort of a Buck Rogers film with Stanley Kubrick special effects, but really, really fast. Both Howard and Lucas would go onto wildly successful directorial careers, but while George Lucas was stuck in a galaxy far far away, Howard became a journeyman, directing all styles, genres and budgets. When Solo: A Star Wars Story needed a steady pair of hands to take over and get the now director-less film onto screens in just 11 months, Howard was one of the few directors with the experience, technical skill and clout to pull it off. Howard’s version of Solo was always going to be a compromise. But by picture lock, very little of anyone’s vision remained. Join us for the breakneck conclusion of Going Solo. You can follow the show on Twitter @goingrogue_pod or, if you want a lot of tweets about Puss In Boots: The Last Wish, you can follow Tansy @tansyclipboard CLIPS: Ron Howard Gets A New ‘Solo’ Trailer for May the 4th - The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Sunday Sit-down with Willie Geist - Ron Howard Arrested Development How Did Ron Howard Direct Solo: A Star Wars Story after joining the project so late? (via Entertainment.ie) The Star Wars Show: Solo Writers Lawrence and Jonathon Kasdan on Scripting Chewbacca’s Lines and More Peter Serafinowicz on Collider Live Solo: A Star Wars Story Solo: A Star Wars Story Deleted Scenes Happy Sad Confused: Ron Howard Vol. II MUSIC: “Whiskey On The Mississippi”, “Adventures in Adventureland”, “Hot Pursuit”, “Smoking Gun”, “Bicycle”, “Industrial Cinematic”, “Anamalie”, “Lost Time”, “Nonstop”, “I Can Feel It Coming”, “Simplex”, “Neo Western”, “Enter The Maze”, “Floating Cities”, “Rising”, “River of Io”, “Space Jazz”, “Groove Grove”, “Crypto”, “Ever Mindful”, “Hiding Your Reality”, “Man Down”, “Night Vigil”, “Cut Trance”, “Chill Wave”, “Bleeping Demo” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Quiescent In Time" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com "Jake Lonergan" by Harry Gregson-Williams (Cowboys and Aliens) “Willow’s Theme” by James Horner (Willow) Cat noises provided by Sabrina
Going Solo III: Kennedy
29-01-2023
Going Solo III: Kennedy
Cameras rolled on Solo: A Star Wars Story in early 2017. For six-ish months, Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed their version of the film - a highly stylised, ambitious take on Han Solo’s backstory. But in putting their version to film, Lord and Miller used the filmmaking process they’d honed over decades of work together - improvising, trying things out and throwing things away in pursuit of the best story.  But that process might not have been the best one for Solo. At home in LA, Lawrence Kasdan was watching the dailies. And he wasn’t happy with what he saw. Kathleen Kennedy, producer of Solo and President of Lucasfilm, had the deciding vote in what happened next. Strap in, this is a long one mates. CLIPS: Rewriting Collective Insights: Phil Lord at TedXCoconut Grove Team Deakins Podcast Episode 78: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Solo: A Star Wars Story  Solo: A Star Wars Story Bonus Feature: Bradford Young Solo: A Star Wars Story Deleted Scenes Happy Sad Confused: Lord & Miller II MUSIC: “Unanswered Questions”, “Hot Pursuit”, “Bicycle”, “Neo Western”, Rollin At 5”, “Simplex”, “Space Jazz”, “Floating Cities”, “Screen Saver”, “Groove Grove”, “Bleeping Demo”, “Stay The Course”, “Oppressive Gloom”, “Mystery Sax”, “Man Down”, “Scissors”, “Martian Cowboy”, “I Can Feel It Coming”, “Crypto”, “Lost Frontier” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Quiescent In Time" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com "The Good Guy" by John Powell (I'm trying to make a thing where every time a director gets fired or replaced I do a bit of sad music from the film)
Going Solo II: Lord & Miller
22-01-2023
Going Solo II: Lord & Miller
In 1997, Christopher Miller lucked his way into a meeting with Disney’s TV Animation Department - and he turned them down, because he had to study for midterms. But when he finally did go to LA and meet with Disney, he brought along his best friend, Phil Lord. Twenty years later, Lord and Miller were chosen to direct Solo: A Star Wars Story, after a meteoric rise from writers of oft-cancelled sitcoms to one of the most well regarded directing teams in Hollywood. They would not finish the film, but the marks they left on it would be deep, and unexpected, and many of them would involve Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs Miller. CLIPS: Team Deakins Podcast Episode 78: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Bronte Sisters Power Dolls Rewriting Collective Insights: Phil Lord at TedXCoconut Grove 22 Jump Street (Song Pictures) 21 Jump Street Deleted Scenes The Directors Cut Episode 52: Rogue One A Star Wars Story with Gareth Edwards and Chris Miller Team Deakins Podcast Episode 90: Bradford Young MUSIC: “Cool Rock", “Dirt Rhodes", "Hot Pursuit", “Sneaky Adventure", “New Direction", “Screen Saver”, "Klockworx", “Too Cool", “Cut Trance", “Bleeping Demo", “Crowd Hammer", “Invariance", “Industrial Cinematic”, “Floating Cities", "Anamalie", “Martian Cowboy", “Slow Burn” & “Alien Restaurant" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ “Suspended Animation" & "Quiescent In Time" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Going Solo I: Kasdan
15-01-2023
Going Solo I: Kasdan
In October 2012, Lawrence Kasdan was asked if he wanted to write another Star Wars film.  He didn't. But when he went to turn down George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy in person, someone mentioned they also wanted to make a Han Solo movie.  Five and a half years later, Solo: A Star Wars Story became the first ever Star Wars box office bomb. You think you know what happened, but exactly how Solo went off the rails is a much more complicated, nuanced and unhinged tale than you might have imagined. This isn't the story of a film going wrong - it's the story of one that could never have gone right.  And it starts, and in some ways ends, with Lawrence and Jonathon Kasdan's script. CLIPS: On Story 1011: A Conversation With Lawrence Kasdan Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Solo: A Star Wars Story Original Star Wars Audition Tapes Solo: A Star Wars Story Sound Bites (Lucasfilm Press Pack) The Star Wars Show: Solo Writers Lawrence and Jonathon Kasdan on Scripting Chewbacca’s Lines, Plus A New TV Spot Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix) MUSIC: "Western Streets", "Bicycle", "Hot Pursuit", "Bleeping Demo", "Neo Western", "Sax Rock And Roll, "Rollin At 5", "Odyssey", "Slow Burn", "Deep Haze", "Screen Saver", "Intrepid", "Floating Cities", "Black Vortex", "Crowd Hammer", "Hiding Your Reality", "Mystery Sax",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Synapse" & "Quiescent In Time" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Going Rogue VI: The Release
28-08-2022
Going Rogue VI: The Release
In December 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released into the world. With six weeks of reshoots, a painfully short edit, an unexpected election and a new composer after the first one dropped out due to "scheduling issues", the film was finally finished - the day before its premiere. But was it successful? And more importantly, was it political? In this final episode of Going Rogue, we look at Rogue One's release, and legacy, and the new life it's about to take in Andor. Rogue One has now fascinated and captivated me for longer than every person who worked on it (expect John Knoll) - but why? What is it the film that haunts my every waking hour? I saw it in IMAX yesterday and I finally clocked Tony Gilroy's cameo. Did you know Tony Gilroy has a cameo in Rogue One? It's just his voice but he's the Rebel traffic controller who asks for their callsign and when Bodhi's like "... Rogue One?" it's Gilroy who says "Rogue One? There is no Rogue One?!" and honestly what a choice to make for the cameo. Gareth Edwards launches the Tantive V and saves the rebellion. Gilroy says "There is no Rogue One". What a choice. You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS:  - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  - Moving On (Michael Giacchino, Lost)  - Your Father Would Be Proud (Michael Giacchino, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)  - Star Wars Main Theme (John Williams, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)  - Rey's Theme (John Williams, Star Wars Episode VI: The Force Awakens)  - The Clone Wars Main Theme (Kevin Kiner, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)  - Ahsoka Leaves (Kevin Kiner, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)  - Trials of the Darksabre (Kevin Kiner, Star Wars: Rebels)  - Reminiscence Therapy (John Powell, Solo: A Star Wars Story)  - A Long Ride Ahead (Alternate Ending) (Michael Giacchino, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Soundtrack Expanded Edition)  - The Director's Cut - Rogue One with Gareth Edwards and Chris Miller  - The Filmumentaries Podcast: 35 - Colin Goudie - Editor of Monsters and Rogue One MUSIC: "Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission", "Bicycle", "I Can Feel It Coming", "Screen Saver", "Bleeping Demo", "Stay the Course", "Hiding Your Reality", "Black Vortex", "Floating Cities", "Ever Mindful", "Wisp of Whorls" & "Concentration" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Suspended Animation", "Proxima Centuri" & "Quiescent In Time" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Going Rogue V: The Reshoots
21-08-2022
Going Rogue V: The Reshoots
In 2001, The Bourne Identity went through four rounds of reshoots, after going massively over budget and over schedule. The final product, partly directed and potentially edited by producer Frank Marshall instead of director Doug Liman, was a hit. Liman wasn't invited back for the sequel, but writer Tony Gilroy was. In 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through six weeks of reshoots and a massive, post-directors cut re-edit, under the guidance of Tony Gilroy - initially as a writer, and later as a lot more. Lucasfilm would essentially bury his role during the film's promotion, but thanks to the Writers Guild of America, Gilroy got a screenplay credit. To do so, he essentially had to remake Rogue One. You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS: The Bourne Identity Access Granted: Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Get Out Original Ending with Director Jordan Peele's Commentary Happy Sad Confused: Chris Weitz The Moment with Brian Koppelman: Tony Gilroy (2018) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story MUSIC: "Industrial Cinematic", "Hitman", "Black Vortex",  "Hero Down", "Concentration", "Hiding Your Reality", "Bleeping Demo", "The Complex", "Scissors", "Screensaver", "Peace of Mind", "Floating Cities", "Stay the Course", "Anguish", "Prelude & Action", "Lost Frontier", "Wisps of Whorls", "On the Shore" & "Rynos Theme" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Suspended Animation" & "The Paladin's Underworld" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Going Rogue IV: The Edit
14-08-2022
Going Rogue IV: The Edit
By early 2016, Rogue One had wrapped shooting and moved into the edit. Editors Jabez Olssen and Colin Goudie had been cutting the film since the day cameras rolled, but with director Gareth Edwards's loose, unplanned shooting style and habit of shooting images over story, the edit would take, according to Edwards, "three years". They had nine months. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, a complete different team were pouring over the Rogue One rushes to create a much shorter version of the film that would be seen by far more people: the trailers. Notably different to the films, the trailers have been the source of Rogue One conspiracy theories since the film's release, but was the film ever anything like the trailers? And were the trailers ever anything like the film? You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS: - E.C. Henry's Rogue One Editor Interview: Colin Goudie (spoiler-free) - The Director's Cut - Rogue One with Gareth Edwards and Chris Miller - The Filmmakers Podcast - How To Edit A Star Wars Movie with Rogue One and Monsters Editor Colin Goudie - A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977) - Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back Trailers (Lucasfilm, 1976 & 1979) - Rogue One Trailers (Lucasfilm, 2016) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Lucasfilm, 2017) MUSIC: "Jet Fueled Vixen", "Floating Cities", "Odyssey", "Lost Frontier", "Bleeping Demo", "Stay the Course", "Hiding Your Reality", "The Complex", "Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Prelude", "Envision", "Prelude & Action", "Industrial Cinematic", "Lithium", "Intrepid" & "I Can Feel It Coming" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Suspended Animation" & "I Domine" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Going Rogue III: The Shoot
07-08-2022
Going Rogue III: The Shoot
In August 2015, cameras rolled on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - and they rolled, and rolled. Gareth Edwards's unconventional shooting style emphasised improvisation not just in performance but also in blocking, camera placement, lighting and all other elements of filming. The film's two distinct shooting styles, initially separated as Empire and Rebellion, started to blur, and the pursuit of shots that felt good often overshadowed the script. The script, which was still changing, being passed between multiple script doctors after the shoot began. Find out which of your favourite Oscar nominated writer/directors did a pass on Rogue One (number 3 might surprise you!). Also, find out which cast member would start each take by singing the Frozen soundtrack. Edwards shot first, but that might change in the special edition. You can follow the show on twitter or tumblr @goingroguepod, or for slightly less hinged content, follow @tansyclipboard on twitter or @tansyg.bsky.social on Bluesky. If you want to get in touch, you can email goingroguetansy@gmail.com CLIPS:  - E.C. Henry's Rogue One Editor Interview: Colin Goudie (spoiler-free)  - The Director's Cut - Rogue One with Gareth Edwards and Chris Miller  - The Filmmakers Podcast - How To Edit A Star Wars Movie with Rogue One and Monsters Editor Colin Goudie MUSIC: "Floating Cities", "Bleeping Demo", "Concentration", "Half Mystery", "Vanishing", "I Can Feel It Coming", "Scissors", "Magic Scout - Cottages", "Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission", "Twisting", "Prelude & Action", "Night Vigil" & "Stormfront" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Suspended Animation", "Promixa Centauri" & "Quiescent in Time" by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com