Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Pretensions of Thespians

(from The Belmont Club thread "Cliffhanger")

"I shall never understand the weird process by which a body with a voice suddenly fancies itself as a mind. Just when exactly does an actress decide they're HER words she's speaking and HER thoughts she's expressing? ... the piano thinks it's written the concerto."

- Lloyd Richards (Hugh Marlow) in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's
"All About Eve"

The preceding clip (6/13) has the debate between Lloyd Richards and Addison DeWitt on normalcy in the theater.

(who described Performance Art by "The Apology Project")
2 trained shepherds, 30 seconds, problem solved for Art’s sake.

Oct 8, 2009 - 12:19 pm

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