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Prof. Deland Nuse Technical Approach
In the beautifully modulated
performance by Cate blanchett as
Queen Elizabeth, we are given a
woman who is strong, sympathetic, and
Tragically, she cannot control the
kingdom of love and desire. Political necessity can be
heartbreaking, painful and also deadly. Tom Courtenay and his fellow
actors performed Billy Liar on
stage and were consequently
very well rehearsed. Their
techniques and internalized
understanding of their
characters were second nature
by the time of filming. The film is a evocative blend of
documentary realism and
fantasy that suggests a
familiarity with the work of
Fellini. 2 Method Approach
On The Waterfront
Inside-out. Internal emotions drive
physical expressions, breaking down the
fourth wall between audience and
Marlon Brando challenges Eva Marie
Saint’s idealism and her faith in humanity
with his cynicism.
Brando: Listen, down here it’s every
man for himself. It’s keeping alive…
I’d rather live like an animal than end
EMS: Like Joey? Are you afraid to
mention his name? Network
Inside-out. An Academy Award
winning performance from Faye
I’ve been telling you people since
I took this job six months
ago…that I want angry shows. Look, all I’m saying is, if you’re
going to hustle, at least do it right. 3
Rebel Without a Cause
James Dean had an unrivaled
talent for the use of his body as
an expressive instrument. He
moves with the lyrical truth of a
dancer; always in the moment,
nothing else matters. We
cannot help but watch him.
Don’t call me that. Technical and Method together
Classically trained Sir Laurence
Olivier practices the art of gentle
dentistry on method actor Dustin
Hoffman. Is it safe? 4 Films Screened in Class
Billy Liar. Dir. John Schlesinger. DVD. The Criterion Collection, 1963.
Elizabeth The Golden Age. Dir. Shekhar Kapur. DVD. Universal, 2007.
Marathon Man. Dir. John Schlesinger. DVD. Paramount Home Video, 1976.
Network. Dir. Sidney Lumet. DVD. Warner Brothers Home Video, 1976.
On The Waterfront. Dir. Eliz Kazan. DVD. Columbia-Tristar Home Entertainment, 1954.
Raging Bull. Dir. Martin Scorsese. DVD. MGM Home Entertainment, 1980.
Rebel Without A Cause. Dir. Nicholas Ray. DVD. Warner Brothers Home Video, 1955. ...
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- Spring '08