EPISODE 355: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTING by · Published January 6, 2014 · Updated August 7, 2015 In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the role of acting in the landscape of a film.Related Posts:Tyler Takes On the Oscars and Other Stuff You Might Have…Episode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 839: Movies About AmnesiaEpisode 844: Movies About Old HollywoodEpisode 845: May FlowersEpisode 840: Michael SnowEpisode 832: Through the Cracks 2022 Share
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
That’s really interesting. It would be fun to watch them in the order they were shot.
Fab episode again gents, i live for the mispronunciations and stories. More please.