EPISODE 355: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTING

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7 Responses

  1. Hudsucker says:

    David, I respect your opinion, but I disagree with you completely on your assement on Robert Redford’s performance in All is Lost. I can’t really put it into words, but I can’t imagine a non professional actor playing that part as successfully as he does.

  2. Geoff Reckless says:

    Hey, two quick questions:

    1. I got about halfway through before putting the episode on hold because I want to avoid pre-colouring my eventual response to American Hustle/other major 2013 films- is it basically all discussion of contemporary stuff?

    2. Someone recently suggested to me that Pacino’s performance in Dog Day Afternoon is a bit too shoutey and external/emotive (compared to bad DiCaprio) to really think is good, whereas Jon Cazale is the better of the two leads (if you can even call Cazale a co-lead in that film). Thoughts?

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      We did end up sticking to mostly recent releases. I did briefly mention Sigourney Weaver in the Alien movies.

      I disagree with your friend there. Some people are emotive. A performance can be both loud and subtle.

      – David

  3. Ray (@RaySquirrel) says:

    On the topic of Django Unchained the graphic novel version contains an extended sequence not included in the film that shows how Calvin Candy came into possession of Broomhilda. It is a great sequence that any fan of the film should read!

    I think the reason why a lot of film critics overlook acting is that here is very little vocabulary to describe the basic elements of acting.

  4. Peter McMuffin says:

    Hate to shoot holes in a theory, particularly given that it means possibly redistributing some measure of credit to Baz Luhrmann, but DiCaprio shot Gatsby before Django (it was back-to-back, with Wolf of Wall Street directly after).

  5. andyluvsfilms says:

    Fab episode again gents, i live for the mispronunciations and stories. More please.

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