Friday, April 17, 2009

Acting That Shares, Cont'd

This will be the last video for a while, I promise, but I made Miranda watch this like fifteen times in a row the other day and I'm still excited about it.  And so on the subject of acting that shares, as in that scene from The Apartment or Lance Baker in Mauritius, I have to offer this great example from the BBCs I, Claudius with the amazing Derek Jacobi.   Start at about 1:52 and watch the panning shot of the actors listening to Agrippina's story.  Jacobi's Claudius is the first in line. 

Is it Naturalism?  By no means.  But it is, I would argue, natural; and, more to the point, it is communicative, expressive, motivated, honest, and compelling.

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