Ch. 7 Film
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stage actors convey their interpretations of characters directly to an audience plus they must memorize all their lines and project their voices while movie actors convey their interpretations of characters to a camera, have the advantage of technology, and only have to memorize the lines needed for the moment due to shooting schedules
What are some differences between the way a stage actor and a movie actor prepare and then present themselves while acting?
personality, against type, chameleon, cast as self
What are the four key types of movie actors?
This type of movie actor take their personae from role to role
against type actor
This type of movie actor plays the opposite role of what they are known for, playing against our expectations
This type of movie actor seems to be different in every role they have
cast as self
This type of movie actor is nonprofessional, who has achieved success in another field like sports or music, and plays their self within a movie
Tom Cruise is an example of what type of movie actor?
Johnny Depp is an example of what type of movie actor?
amateurs or rejects from the stage
In the earl 1900s who tended to be the first screen actors?
a french film company whose purpose was to create a serious artistic cinema and did so by attracting those who typically preferred theater
What was the Societe Film d'Art?
she was the first great theatrical actor to appear in a movie
What was significant about Sarah Bernhardt?
lillian gish in broken blossoms
What is considered the first great film acting performance?
he encouraged her to study naturalistic movements to tell stories with her face and body
Under Griffith's guidance, how did Lillian Gish invent the art of screen acting?
In what year did the innovation of sound come into movies?
actors had to adjust their movements where recording took place and it created a need for dialogue coaches to help actors find their voices and master foreign languages
In what ways did the innovation of sound change the way actors worked on a filming set?
What decades were known as the Golden Age of Hollywood?
an actor's option contract was reviewed every six months which decided whether or not an actor would stay or be cut; under this contract actors had to stay with the studio they signed with, had no salary negotiations, were forced to change their name and image, and had no say in what roles they played
How did the studio system control the movie starts of the Golden Age?
trained students to strive for realism
What was the Stanislavsky System?
intense concentration and internalization, low key and laid back delivery of lines, and an edginess that suggests dissatisfaction unhappiness and alienation
What are some major characteristics of Method Acting?
they are free agents meaning they can contract one film at a time, negotiate salaries for each film, use their own name, and have more say in what they do
What advantages do today's movie stars have as independent agents?
you can now see movies made by filmmakers and actors of different ethnicities, and nowadays females are given stronger lead roles
How has casting changed in regards to diversity in cultural background and gender in recent decades?
the actors play believable roles meaning they not only look like the character should but think speak and move like them too
What is meant by naturalistic acting?
the actor must repeat the same line, action, or emotion more than once so its not all done it one take and setup
What does it mean to say much of an actor's performance is fragmented?
appropriateness, inherent thoughtfulness or emotionality, expressive coherence, and wholeness and unity
When evaluating an actor's performance, what aspects should be considered?
This aspect to evaluate an actor's acting considers: does the actor look and act naturally like the character he/she portrays in physical appearance, facial expression, speech, movement, and gesture?
inherent thoughtfulness or emotionality
This aspect to evaluate an actor's acting consider: does the actor convey the character's thought processes or feelings behind the character's actions or reactions?
This aspect to evaluate an actor's acting considers: has the actor used the other aspects to crate a characterization that holds together?
wholeness and unity
This aspect to evaluate an actor's acting considers: has the actor maintained the illusion of a seamless character even if that character is purposely riddled with contradictions?
Standard 7 year contract that is reviewed every six months that had complete control over the movie stars of the golden age
Cast in particular kinds of roles because of their looks or "types" rather than for their acting talent or experience
aka trial filming; a filming undertaken by an actor to audition for a particular role
actors who look reasonably like a start in height, weight, coloring, and so substitute for them during the tedious process of preparing setups or taking light readings
aka supporting roles; roles that help move the plot forward and thus may be as important as actors in major roles but do not appear in as many scenes as actors with major roles
an actor who holds small speaking parts
a small but significant role often played by a famous actor
a role even smaller than a cameo that is reserved for a highly recognizable actor or personality
delivering lines based only loosely on the written script or without preparation; playing through a moment, making up lines to keep scenes going when actors forget their written lines, stumble on lines, or have some other mishap
a group of actors who work together continuously in a single shot
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