• Feb 13, 2018
  • 21:57 mins

Guests: Kirk Larsen, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Brigham Young University; Mark Peterson, PhD, Associate Professor of Asian and Near and Eastern Languages, Brigham Young University All weekend long, media reports bordered on breathless as they followed Kim Yo-jong, the only sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un and the first immediate member of North Korea’s ruling family to visit South Korea. She and South Korea’s president Moon Jae-In shared a warm handshake at the opening ceremonies. Photos of that went viral. And Kim Yo-jong also extended an unexpected invitation for the South Korean president to visit Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.

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Making Hollywood Funny Is Serious Business

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Guest: Brent White, Movie Editor Have you ever watched an old comedy – and by old, anything made before 1990 – and found yourself a little disappointed? We’re spoiled, really, with how uproariously funny films are today. The laughs come faster and they seem engineered, somehow, to maximize the humor so that, at least in my case, leaving the theater with sore cheeks from laughing so hard is pretty common.  Well, the laughs are in fact engineered to be bigger. And that is Brent White’s job. He’s a Hollywood film editor and the guy directors turn to when they’ve got actors who do a lot of improvising on set. As the New York Times Magazine once said, Brent White is “the man who makes the world’s funniest people even funnier.” White is a graduate of BYU, and his film credits include Anchorman, Talladega Nights and the Ghostbusters reboot.

Guest: Brent White, Movie Editor Have you ever watched an old comedy – and by old, anything made before 1990 – and found yourself a little disappointed? We’re spoiled, really, with how uproariously funny films are today. The laughs come faster and they seem engineered, somehow, to maximize the humor so that, at least in my case, leaving the theater with sore cheeks from laughing so hard is pretty common.  Well, the laughs are in fact engineered to be bigger. And that is Brent White’s job. He’s a Hollywood film editor and the guy directors turn to when they’ve got actors who do a lot of improvising on set. As the New York Times Magazine once said, Brent White is “the man who makes the world’s funniest people even funnier.” White is a graduate of BYU, and his film credits include Anchorman, Talladega Nights and the Ghostbusters reboot.