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Small town police chief Jesse stone has been -- hit both on and off screen originally the star of the bestselling book series by Robert Parker stone has come alive on TV.
Betrayed by actor -- selling.
The fifth installment of the television series is out on dvd this week Jesse stone -- -- The movie originally aired in March grabbing fifteen million viewers joining me now is a start the ninth -- -- -- good morning.
Tom why are -- -- Charles thank you -- -- so drawn to this character Jesse stone and why did you choose this role.
Look good but that Robert Parker's one of my favorite writers have.
Detective novels and then mysteries and and when I read Jesse stone I realize that really.
Kinda had to play him and I think white people like it is is is two reasons but.
The the the the movies are totally character driven there about people and in an era where there's so many procedural stuff for where plots.
Dominate and the people don't know I think people are hungry to see.
A good characters and and and complex characters but the other thing is and the reason they do so well on dvd is is.
They look like feature films so we shoot -- Mike feature films we told stories like feature films.
So they don't look like TV movies and on the dvds you don't.
Cut to black when they're there was there used to be a commercial where they're they're very polished and then and then.
You know we've we've done five number six is in the -- and that's a blessing because I love playing this guy.
What'd you say because you talk about how much you love the book in the plot.
And yet you're not only the start this -- the producer and this the last one that I was not out based on of one of the books.
Why did you switch wanna do what what -- quarterly.
What Bob Parker Robert Park has been really supportive but what do what he said and what were well aware of this.
His books -- 350 pages.
Our scripture about nine.
What what happened this we were kind of on parallel universe is.
Things changed in the movie says they must and as Robert understands.
And pretty soon we were out of books -- -- fit in our universe so thin ice was a big challenge.
The next when no remorse there is no book either.
And and because of that I think people get a bonus when they read the books they get much more detail about.
Jesse a particularly -- about his ex wife -- a very big part of his life.
Not in a positive step but that's at -- but the they just get to know more about a guy and that seems to be what people want to see about Jesse's.
He's thank goodness pretty -- Yes well and I think you bring them alive but here's the thing you mentioned dvd sales this -- -- thing I want your take on the trend going on in your business because a couple years ago yeah I think these are supposed to sell to save the industry.
From a sagging box office and it seems like it's the exact opposite now.
Where -- your industry going.
Well we're we're doing pretty good thank goodness you know.
Dvd sales nobody ever mentions this -- just talk about.
Dvds are not doing as well well.
Maybe just maybe Hollywood isn't making movies that are good enough.
It sure isn't hurt and Jesse still hopeful.
I had and part of the reason I think is is they have -- spend a lot of money on movies but half of -- some promotion right.
And explosions movies are about people.
And if you don't care about people.
No matter how good or how big the explosions are you probably don't have a product that people are gonna wanna own.
And keep and in their library absolutely.
That's as much a part of it is you know the corporate it.
People never even mentioned quality anymore they just go well dvds aren't selling as well -- well we're doing fine and I know people -- -- see the next one.
After we aired on TV no remorse so.
Word and I think that's part of it.
I think yes I think you're absolutely right you know it's so funny and my son -- that we want to be a filmmaker we talk about this all the time how all the money's put into special effects and nothing in the script.
Let's talk a little bit about the economy and I want your opinion on what you think -- we're doing everything the right way deficit spending.
Bailouts how do you feel about the -- -- and our economy right now.
No I -- on kind of a Milton Friedman guy -- yeah.
I don't think you've I think you cut taxes.
To create jobs and I think government jobs.
Aren't aren't the same kind of jobs is private sector jobs I think you have to.
It -- a government job seem this seems like you've you've taken money one place and put it someplace else you just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic so.
I would like to see more.
Emphasis on on entrepreneurship.
-- and then creating jobs and -- and less on on.
Time we we've got thirty -- I'm old fashioned -- we've got thirty seconds -- -- -- ask you about David Carradine that you were at the funeral.
So what's the one thing apple should remember about David.
You know -- I get very upset with the media who seems intent on.
Just because it's a good story without even trying to find out whether it's true or not.
A David was an enormous talent is a great guy I had the privilege of working with them.
He comes from a fabulous show business family.
And David could do almost anything.
The first -- in -- -- with them.
You know he opened his mouth and it was David Garrity and I almost chuckled to myself but what that standard -- David was unique.
He was -- -- unique also not much success really appreciate your time this morning.
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