Eugene Levy believes a new Christopher Guest mockumentary movie is unlikely after TV “destroyed the format.”
Eugene Levy doesn’t think Christopher Guest will make another mockumentary film after television destroyed the format.
Eugene Levy isn’t afraid to call it like it is, and according to the Schitt’s Creek actor, mockumentary filmmaking is going the way of the dodo. Levy, of course, is a star player in Christopher Guest’s troupe of comedians who elevated the mockumentary platform to new heights with films like Waiting for Guffman, Mascots, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show, and This is Spinal Tap. Each film offers a detailed look at the personalities and unprofessionalism of the music scene, show dogs competitions, and many more. Mockumentary films break the fourth wall by making crew members and camera operators a part of the drama. It’s a film style that lends to plenty of laughs when used strategically, and Levy says the art form of mockumentary filmmaking is dying.
Speaking with The Guardian, Levy said he doesn’t think Guest will make another mockumentary after it’s been “destroyed” by television. “No, I don’t think it will happen,” Levy stated. “Our last one was titled ‘For Your Consideration’ back at 2006. Our fake documentaries — Chris hated the term “mockumentary” because it was not mocking. But they were getting a little too cookie-cutter in terms story. Everything was the same except that we changed the subject. That becomes predictable at a certain point. I listed several of them in the first paragraph. I listed several of them in the first paragraph.
Despite not joining forces for another film, Levy told the Guardian about a reunion with Guest and other troupe members for the 20th-anniversary celebration of
A Mighty Wind. “Funnily enough a lot of cast just got together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of A Mighty Wind’,” Levy explained. “There was music and laughter, a lot fun.”Levy makes a good point about television ruining mockumentary filmmaking. Many people believe imitation is the best form of flattery. I’m not sure. We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.
The 'Do Business. Do Life.' podcast is now available on all major podcast platforms.
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LAWRENCE, Kan., March 30, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Triad Partners is on a mission to help elite financial advisors scale their businesses and achieve unlimited growth without sacrificing in other areas of their lives. That's why it has recently expanded the reach of its "Do Business. Do Life." approach with the launch of a brand-new podcast.
Brad Johnson, the financial industry's go-to guy and one of the industry's top advisor coaches, is back at it. After taking a two-year hiatus from podcasting, he's ready to help financial advisors build better businesses and more fulfilling lives with a focus on better balancing work/life integration on the "Do Business. Do Life." podcast.
According to New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert Michael Hyatt, "This is one of the best, most useful podcasts on the internet — even for non-advisors. I am not a financial advisor. However, I get enormous value out of every episode. Brad is one of the top podcast interviewers in the world. He has a knack for picking energetic guests with tons of helpful strategies and tips. I NEVER miss an episode (and also forward them to my advisor friends). If you are an advisor, this is a must-listen. It will give you a huge edge over the competition. Brad and his guests are sharing killer strategies — for FREE. I highly recommend this podcast."
Johnson's previous podcast, The Elite Advisor Blueprint®, focused on reaching success as a financial advisor. However, his new show is aimed at something much bigger — helping advisors achieve significance by redefining what "success" means in the financial industry.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 30, 2023 (Newswire.com)
StormForge, the leader in Kubernetes resource optimization, today announced their partnership with Kumina. The Netherlands-based company with over a decade of experience in providing mission-critical IT services will offer StormForge's Kubernetes resource optimization solution Optimize Live.
Together, Kumina and StormForge will provide Kubernetes users with an all-inclusive package comprising managed Kubernetes services and advanced optimization capabilities.
This partnership will help users enhance the performance and efficiency of their Kubernetes clusters, reducing costs and freeing up resources to focus on other aspects of their business. Consequently, Kumina's expertise in managing Kubernetes clusters with customized IT solutions will assist users in maximizing the performance of the optimization platform provided by StormForge.
Kumina's CEO Tim Stoop is enthusiastic about the benefits customers gain from integrating StormForge:
"I was impressed how Optimize Live has solved a whole class of customer issues with one solution, reliably and deterministically, while actually allowing resource usage to go down as a whole. We can help customers scale with confidence and cut costs with StormForge without sacrificing user experience. I am really excited about the potential that StormForge brings to the table."
StormForge Optimize Live applies machine learning to existing Kubernetes metrics to make real-time, actionable recommendations to resource settings for any deployment running in Kubernetes. By optimizing CPU and memory settings, customers can save cloud resources and money, reduce the business risk of poorly performing applications, and get their developers focused on innovating, not tuning their Kubernetes environment. StormForge's Solutions Architect Niels Roetert expresses enthusiasm regarding the benefits afforded by the solution:
"StormForge Optimize Live provides Pod resource right-sizing and can set optimal TargetUtilisation values for Kubernetes HPA to operate on. It does so continuously and without any human effort (configurable) at large scale. This results in resource and cost savings most of the time, when beneficial, resources are actually added to facilitate a better performing and more reliable application, which is a win-win for the application owner either way."
Kumina supports its customers by a fully managed Kubernetes solution that includes consulting, training and unlimited support hours. The company focuses on enhancing the infrastructure and cloud hosting capabilities of its customers in order to improve the performance, reliability, and security of their IT systems. For more information, please visit: https://kumina.nl/
StormForge brings together world-class data scientists and software engineers to enable breakthrough IT and operations efficiency. StormForge is set apart by its unwavering focus on building AI-powered software products that are designed to help people, not replace them. The StormForge platform uses ML to significantly reduce cloud costs and improve reliability by right-sizing Kubernetes application resources, automatically and continuously. For more information, please visit: https://www.stormforge.io/.