GLENN BECK PROGRAM
KEITH: Oh, God, yeah. This would be that kind of a movie. It would be a cross between 48 Hours and Smokey and the Bandit. It's got some drama in it but at the same time the characters, the writing's so funny. There's a little bit of everything in there. It's going to hit square in the bull's eyes. It's exactly what my videos are in every way except it should have been three minutes long. You know, it's an hour and 40 minutes long.
GLENN: Hang on just a second because how are you going to get this in the movie theatres with everybody just beating down a path to get to those antiwar movies?
KEITH: I don't know if they're beating down a path. I think the beauty of this movie is the last one I did, Broken Bridges, we really struggled with people in Hollywood on having any support and Paramount did it and it was just a complete disaster for me. I mean, the movie made a lot of money and I saw how they did it and I saw who did it and so we just went and did this one ourself. We've got some big production companies and players involved and everything, but we just left the mean people out of the loop. But it's -- that world doesn't think -- New York and LA doesn't think that the rest of the country has a say-so. So when you see these TV shows on television, it's all about New York and LA.
KEITH: There's nothing in between. And this movie's about what's in between.
GLENN: It's kind of the Roseanne thing. You know, that's why Roseanne was such a big hit is because it was more reflective of the center of the country. You know, I talked to Jeff Foxworthy about this, that he's a nobody in New York City, in Los Angeles a nobody. But you take him outside of those cities and he is hugely successful, the most successful comedian in the history of comedians and you say that to people in New York or LA and they will say, no, no, no, that's Seinfeld. No, it's not. It's Jeff Foxworthy.
KEITH: Yeah. Well, he -- you know, that's where they miss the boat. When you take a -- they came at me about -- started coming at me about six years ago. CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, Dreamworks, HBO all came at me from different angles to do a sitcom and we started talking about -- you know, I said I don't know if I've got time to do that kind of commitment. My music kind of comes first to me and I kind of have a night job already and I said so, you know, what would you want to do. And they said, give us some ideas. So I started saying, okay, I want to be a songwriter and I want to live next door to another songwriter. So it would be like, you know, all those sitcoms type character. And I said, my next-door neighbor needs to be a guy that writes real goofy songs and can't see how to write a good one and I would start -- and where would it be set? I said Texas or Oklahoma or Tennessee and they were like, no, no, no, no. You would move to LA. They just cannot stand to be anywhere but where they can control it, it's in their world. And also like when you hire a writer from out there to work on a movie with you and it's a movie about the South, their dialogue and the way they see the South doesn't even transpose to what really is. It's different.
GLENN: A couple of weeks ago I was talking to Jon Voight who was in Transformers and he said -- you know, he played the secretary of defense and he said he got onto the set and he said he looked at the words that the secretary of defense, that had been written for his character. He was like, they didn't even understand it. They didn't even understand how the secretary of defense could be strong and not evil and not part of it and didn't -- he said it's remarkable. And I found this with journalists in New York City. They don't even understand a conservative because the only ones they've ever met are conservative politicians, and I don't know what politicians are lately anymore, you know? They just, it's like we're foreign life forms to people in New York and LA.
KEITH: I know it. You're right. You hit it right on. You know, they try to wrap me up in their political world all the time and there's a huge difference between being political and patriotic and they can't see the difference.