FILM & CULTURE Ch. 7
Terms in this set (12)
A pole like mechanical device for holding the microphone in the air, our of the camera range, that can be moved in almost any direction.
A naturalistic acting style, loosely adapted from the idea od Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky by American directors Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg, that encourages actors to speak, move, and gesture not in a traditional stage manner but in the same way they would in their own lives. An ideal technique for representing convincing human behavior, it is used more frequently on the stage than on screen.
A system of acting developed by Russian theater director Konstantin Stanislavsky in the late nineteenth century, that encourages student to strive for realism, both social and psychological, and to bring their past experiences and emotions to their roles. This system influenced the development of method acting in the United States.
The process of choosing and hiring actors for a movie.
A filming undertaken by an actor to audition for a particular role.
A actor who looks reasonable like a particular movie star (or at least an actor playing a major role) in height, weight, coloring, and so on, and who substitutes for that act or during the tedious process of preparing setups or taking light readings.
An actor who holds a small speaking part.
An actor who, usually, appears in a nonspeaking or crowd role and receives no screen credit.
A role even smaller than a cameo, reserved for a highly recognizable actor or personality.
Also known as distancing effect. A psychological distance between audience and stage for which, according to German playwright Bertolt Brecht, every aspect of a theatrical production should strive by limiting the audience identification with characters and event.
1. Actors' extemporization - that is, delivering lines based only loosely on the written script or without the preparation that comes with studying a script before rehearsing it. 2. "Playing through" a moment - that is, making up lines to keep scenes going when actors forget their written lines, stumble on limes, or have some other mishap.
An approach to acting that emphasizes the interaction of actors, not the individual actor. In ______________________, a group of actors work together continuously in a single shot. Typically experienced in the theater, ______________________ is used less in the movies because it require the provision of rehearsal time that is usually denied to screen actors.