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Don't want to welcome the legendary -- Director actor and his latest political left and it's kind of got that that he'll understand slimy feel to it right this is coming away.
Yeah it is bankrupt me out a thank you it did it is this kind of a companion to stand by me if they both take place this same period that.
Late fifties early sixties in the -- Deal with that same time in life.
Twelve going on thirteen when you're.
Having those first feelings in this case of the confusing powerful feelings of falling in love -- the first time then Miami was about French it is about.
First -- Was this about your eleven year old actually turned you on to the story.
I mean my son nick who was eleven at the time is almost seventeen now I mean the he brought home from school and we read it together and I literally flipped over by -- Fought that dwindling band Robin Hood written a book read it was so insightful as -- What really goes on with young kids.
You know what they're feeling when -- first full allotment.
Even though I said it back in the you know in the late fifties early sixties he could take place -- -- -- -- takes place today and it's just did the feelings of the same.
When you find a property that you like is it always because you relate to one of the characters like -- -- when Harry met Sally you work you are the Billy Crystal character.
Yes I am in and -- exactly you're exactly right I mean essentially when it comes through.
The male female stories that I tell essentially tell the same story over and over and it's always about the girl whose.
You know -- More mature she has a better sense of her own.
Would be emotional state she basically understand who she is.
And the boys running -- immediate.
-- going on and and then and usually he's.
Finally realizes that she's right there in front of them and he she kind of drag them kicking and screaming into maturity.
-- you really find is the bedrock.
Principles of life because an average to talk about this how.
Without women we be nothing.
If it's true Lott made a -- quote them I'd be sitting in general -- of a television so that was my.
You know with a remote control in -- would.
In the underwear with the elastic not that working out too well.
But -- but added that that is a truism alive and -- -- and it takes a real man to admit that doesn't.
I don't know -- -- -- -- or not but I do know what's true for me.
That if I didn't you know tighten up my wife I mean who basically helps you grow -- -- -- You know manner kind of you know they're living on the surface a lot of the times and and it's not until you meet well the right woman -- can kind of you know would educate you about your emotional -- -- been you know kind of like it's a -- -- into maturity.
When we -- when I see a movie like this I haven't seen this yet decided we just got the interview -- last day or so when I can't wait to see it.
The one -- -- -- your movie does especially in the stand by -- -- -- a few reports as an adult you see it it puts you back into the feeling you have when you were twelve.
And that's why it's a relatable to people because we forget what those feelings are.
Yes it's true it does put you back at that time but for young hip people see if we could we've had screenings you know.
Where it it plays exactly the same for.
-- young people that the does for old people young people are experiencing it now and they can relate to with all people probably even get more out of -- because they're looking back at a time.
When they remember those.
We're talking to Rob Reiner some things I read about you and your involvement with prop eight I found fast and -- first -- -- at what point did you decide.
That you wanted to be politically active as well as.
Obviously -- great success in show business but at some point also made a decision you wanted to be outspoken about key issues.
Well I you know I was raised in the household where all -- you know those things were talked about my.
Might be you know during the to -- sixties and the Vietnam War my.
My father marched in the moratorium my mother was part of a group called another mother for -- -- they had the poster.
Well war is unhealthy for children and other living things she helped design that poster.
And so you know political things and activism was always talked about in my house so I kind of grow up with a.
I was a huge Fannie advance how's he -- by the way.
He's -- -- run really well thanks he's 88 now and he and Mel Brooks.
They spent every night together Malcolm's over the state what they have dinner they watch a movie any movie that has secure the perimeter.
-- you know what I love the Dick Van Dyke Show for did you get to hang around that sent.
I did when I was a kid growing up at my teenage years I spent literally every day during my summer vacations.
Hanging around watching my dad work.
And I never knew though he I never thought of him as a political -- general in those days that we actually thought of you know -- -- to me was an -- an -- knew what his politics work.
Yeah no I mean he listen he'd been told me a story about during the McCarthy era.
You know a lot of his friends were blacklisted.
And he remembered that there was an FBI -- that came to -- -- Warren or shell and basically.
Started questioning him and said.
He's that they have to do you know when he Communist.
And he says yeah I'm sure I do.
Who walked the bases -- I'm not a -- at my new look at war wouldn't you know.
Well -- good for him that's great.
In Europe especially -- prop 88 each year I realized in in reading about your involvement in this that you're responsible for helping to bring Ted Olson to the table.
On this particular issue.
Yes my my wife and I.
We're sitting around with Chad Griffin who's political consultant to what -- and she's nineteen and working in the White House in the Clinton White House.
And -- Shockey were all sitting around after the after prop eight passed and wondering what we've -- what was our next move.
We start talk about another initiative may be up but after a you know a court challenge or something.
And a friend of -- came by and -- we were talking about later in the day she said you'd be surprised to find out the Ted Olson.
You know law argued bush V gore and was Bush's sort of solicitor general was.
Sympathetic to our feelings about gay marriage and so at that point it would lights went off in my -- not a boy if that's true this is a political home run.
Have -- and David Boies on the same team unbelievable.
Yeah -- -- and and I -- and actually we went and got Ted Olson has to agree you know he agreed to do it and then he suggested David Boies.
Who argued on you know on its side of Al -- so once we put those two guys together and we raise the money to you know.
Two -- file a court case.
You know to me it was like it took -- politics out of -- it's said basically this is not a left to right wing issue.
This is about civil rights fees are about human rights and and and there was one group of people that still -- not treated equally in our country and this if we are successful would fill in that last big piece of that.
Civil rights possible.
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