Giovanni’s Superfan Sidebar 08/13/2015 – Brett Morgen

Giovanni’s Superfan Sidebar 08/13/2015 – Brett Morgen

A real time blog where Superfan Giovanni does recap and commentary on the show as it happens and opines on all things ACS

Guest Brett Morgen

Recorded 08-03-2015 – Release Date 08-13-2015

Production Number #1633

Show Page

Adam opens the show to a funny Bob Evans #TopDrop and is talking about Brett’s body of work and documentaries.

Bret asks about Patton Oswalt doing Bob Evans, he says his impression isn’t good but Adam’s is great.

Adam is now asking Brett about ‘Montage of Heck’ vs. ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’ and Brett has some super insightful and interesting replies.


Adam is talking about the Amy Winehouse documentary, Brett talks about the 58min of ‘Montage of Heck’ that is manufactured imagery.

He explains how they use after effects to manipulate photos in the documentary, Adam is praising Brett’s artistry in doing these films.

Adam has a funny spaghetti bridge riff.


BB brings up ‘The Toynbee Tiles’ documentary and how they had to animate most of the documentary.

Brett brings up a heavy movie he recommends highly, Adam says it’s the difference between caring and not caring.

Adam asks what’s next for Brett, he has a funny moment calling Adam out on the short amount of time.


Adam is asking Brett how HBO tabulates the ratings for their projects, Brett mocks him for thinking he would know that.

Brett asks about Adam’s family ever being hit up by the Nielsen ratings people, Adam jokes about his blue chip trading stamps and food stamps.

Brett explains the healing element of ‘Montage of Heck’ and how he made the film for Kurt’s daughter, he explains how fine of a person she is and how she allowed him to make any movie he wanted to make.


Adam asks if Frances had access to everything, Brett explains how he had to get everything before 15 from Wendy, Kurt’s mom.

Adam talks about how pissed he was about all of the pictures of Kurt, Adam shares the story of Lynette being appalled at the lack of pictures of Adam up at his father’s house.

Brett is sharing his own personal anecdote, Adam is joking about doing a sizzle reel for the therapist.


Adam is sharing the story of putting their bouncy castle above their pool, Adam says they don’t have shit to complain about.

Adam is showing Brett a photo of it.

Brett comments on how prefers photos of people engaged in something over posed photographs.


Brett talks about the “Bullshit” claims about his film and reveals how it lead back to another filmmakers making his own documentary about Kurt.

Adam is commenting on shaping and crafting a documentary, he wants Brett’s take on tweaking reality to tell a true story.


Adam is doing a Life Lock Live Read

Only Ray’s identity was ever given back, hilarious riff.


Adam asks Brett where he stands on it, he says the first time you start making a composed shot you’re already augmenting things, he’s going super in depth on ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’ and the lack of another side to the argument.

Brett explains how ‘Montage of Heck’ was about Kurt’s art and explains what that means, he has a closing point about the “fact base” analysis his films and other documentaries receive.

Adam asks Brett about his next project and reveals he’s going to make ‘KROQ Rock of the 80’s’ as one of his next projects, he mocks Brett’s condescending laugh.


Brett says he’s so old that he started driving to Pasadena to appear on KROQ for a recent interview, Adam explains the history of KROQ and its moves.

Brett thinks its best as a book or a fiction film, Adam tells Brett there is enough material there and BB quotes Brett back to Brett.

Brett is sharing how he constructed ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’ and they move on to a live read.


Adam is doing a Draft Kings Live Read


Adam tells Brett he’s working on 4 other… and says he’s doing Ford vs. Ferrari now and Brett wants to know what it looks like.

Adam says he’s not a fucking artist and isn’t burdened the way he is, Adam says going through the studio process would take 5 years at best.

BB says he can get some names for the doc and Brett claims that big names don’t ever get you more eyeballs or attention, Brett thinks Adam is staring him daggers but Adam is agreeing with him and says he had Robert Redford in his documentary and it didn’t get into Sundance.


Adam is sharing his take on stunt casting in documentaries, trying to wrap up the disagreement between BB and Brett.

Brett wants to know if they’re going learn anything about Richard Blade from KROQ, Adam talks about how he would take his shirt off all the time.

Adam says he’s the nicest guy in the world, Brett wants Adam vs. Patton for the Bob Evans impression, and BB has a rough recording from a bootleg, instead of the album version, why?


Brett shares how he had to refine his own Bob Evans impression and how they risked going to festivals without him looping in his ADR.

Adam is now doing his Bob Evans impression, mocking the notion of some young woman teaching him about snorting coke.

Brett once again says it’s going to be a challenge for Adam to make this KROQ doc, Adam is joking with him, I love this vibe, and this is a fun booking!

I wonder if Brett knows how much time Adam has spent complimenting his work on air, Adam is sharing his much more conventional/pedestrian documentary in contrast to how Brett approaches his own work.


Brett praises another documentary and then makes another point about a different movie as he clarifies he’s not denigrating other forms of documentary filmmaking.


Adam is making a point that Brett has an almost “plating” approach to his work, Adam thinks food is food and Brett is concerned with the presentation.


Q and Ace

1st Caller Shane, he wants to know the percentage of Cosby accusers Adam thinks are lying about the accusations.

Adam says maybe he’s naïve but he just assumes everyone that came forward has some experience, he believes it.

Adam then makes a point about 28 out of 45 still being enough.


Shane is sharing his take, he’s a bit prepared and wants to know if Adam was Gloria Allred, Brett jumps in to ask why this question was asked of Adam.

Shane says he listened to the ‘Reasonable Doubt’ episode about the Cosby accusers.

Brett jokes about Shane working for one of Adam’s competitors, like trying to take him down, this is great, and Brett is delightful!


2nd Caller Michael, he’s calling about the scales that have been removed from his gym due to body shaming.

Adam says life is one big body shaming, he cites seeing The Rock covered in butter at all times while on screen.

Gina asks if he’s making this up, Brett wonders why he would make it up and call the ACS.


Adam is doing a Castrol Live Read


Gina’s News

1st Story is on Chris Christie’s stance on marijuana, she has the details of his latest comments.

Adam asks what side of the aisle is he on with this, he makes a point about it being 2015.

Brett has a nice follow up and they’re talking about crazy socks worn under a suit.


Adam jokes about Chris’s political career having a window but he was too fat to fit through it.

BB brings up the Freedom lettuce historical element.

Adam and Brett have a hilarious back and forth.


2nd Story is on a woman who dropped her baby while catching a bouquet at a wedding, Gina plays the clip.

Brett has a funny one liner and Adam is joking about it too.

Adam is sharing the story of his daughter demanding he get out of range, he jokes about her eating more carpet then than she will when she ends up at her super liberal art school, holy shit!

Adam is now sharing how insane his balance is, talking about training with a guy and testing/developing it which led to the time he ejected both of his kids, the yoga ball story.


Adam is sharing how his daughter climbed on his shoulders and let a fart go, Adam has a funny “we know we can’t beat kids anymore, but do they know it?”


3rd Story is on China adding Viagra to beer

Gina has the details, Brett asks Adam if he’s ever tried it, BB says he used Levitra while undergoing cancer treatment, Adam jokes about jacking off with his half of a pill.

Adam has Gina wrap up the news.

Adam says it was Kelly Carter, his trainer.


Adam is doing a Nest Live Read


Adam gives out the plugs and wraps up the show, Brett tells him that ‘Montage of Heck’ will be in theaters too, Adam father compliments his work and wraps up the show.

I hope Brett comes back more often, holy shit that was great!