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Acting in Cinema

Acting in Cinema

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Acting and Performance in Films

Amir Majid Hooman Yazdan Hamed Nasim

Objectives
Examine challenges confronted by actors in ten film genres from the 1930s to the present. Streaming lectures and film clips illustrate skills required of performers in epic films, science fiction, musicals, comedies, action/adventure, Westerns, crime and gangster films, horror and suspense, war and anti-war films, and dramas.

Directors
Michel Hazanavicius Anthony Minghella Elia Kazen Bob Fosse Joseph L. Mankiewicz Martin Scorsese Michael Mann John Ford Francis Ford Coppola David Lynch Oliver Stone

Stars:
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche Marlon Brando, Karl Malden Liza Minnelli, Michael York Richard Burton, Ava Gardner Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

How this PPT works?
The main topic of session The name of the film Photos of the film Required Readings New façades of experiencing movies Major readings:
Two books are required for this session: Making Movies by Sidney Lumet; Acting in Film by Michael Caine

Why study acting in cinema?
Readings: 1:Timothy, Wallace (1993), The role of actors and actress in the success of films: how much is a movie star worth 17(1) 2:Mayor, David, Acting in silent film: which legacy of theatre? In Allan love and Peter Krämer: Screen acting 3: Inside a recording studio [videorecording]

IMDB: 8.5

The Artist Michel Hazanavicius (2011)

*we go to a movie theatre*

What is a ´genreµ? traits of the Epic Hero
Readings: Making Movies Chapter 1 ² The Director: The Best Job in the World Chapter 2 ² The Script: Are Writers Necessary? 2: Behind the scene, Interviews with actors (DVD)

IMDB: 7.3 Mingh The English Patient 1996, by Anthony

Recommended Viewing: Ben Hur 1959, Directed by William Wyler Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), A Passage to India (1984), Directed by David Lean

Drama: Emotional life, specific relationship work, spontaneity, commitment
IMDB: 8.4 On the Waterfront (1954), Elia Kazen
Readings: 1:Making Movies Chapter 3 ² Style: The Most Misused Word Since Love Chapter 4 ² Actors: Can an Actor Really Be Shy? 2:Naremore, James, On Waterfront (1954), Acting in the Cinema, 262:287 Recommended Viewing: A Streetcar Named Desire: 1951, Directed by Elia Kazen

Musicals: Pursuing objectives through song and dance
Cabaret 1972, Directed by Bob IMDB: 7.8 Fosse
Readings: 1:Making Movies Chapter 5 ² The Camera: Your Best Friend Chapter 6 ² Art Direction: Does Faye Dunaway Really Have the Skirt Taken in Sixteen Different Places? 2: Behind the scene, Interviews with actors (DVD)

Recommended Viewing: Moulin Rouge 2001, Directed by Baz Luhrmann West Side Story 1961, Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise

Theatre and cinema
Readings: 1: Preparing to perform Shakespeare [videorecording]

The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee wiilliams

*We go to HART HOUSE*

Comedies: "Taking it seriously," commitment to given circumstance
RushMore, Wes anderson, 1998 7.8 IMDB:
Readings: 1:Making Movies Chapter 7 ² Shooting the Movie: At Last! Chapter 8 ² Rushes: The Agony and the Ecstasy 2:

Sullivan's Travels 1941, Directed by Preston Sturges The Big Lebowski 1998, Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Rushmore 1998, Directed by Wes Anderson

Action and Adventure Films: Heroes and villains with vulnerability,
Readings: Making Movies Chapter 9 ² The Cutting Room: Alone at Last Chapter 10 ² The Sound of Music: The Sound of Sound Chapter 11 ² The Mix: The Only Dull Part of Moviemaking Recommended Viewing: The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938, Directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley The African Queen 1951, Directed by John Huston

IMDB: 7.7 The Last of the Mohicans: Michael Mann, 19

Westerns: "Hero·s Journey" continued, physical and non-verbal acting
The searcher: John Ford, 1956
Readings: Making Movies Chapter 12 ² The Answer Print: Here Comes the Baby Chapter 13 ² The Studio: Was It All for This?

IMDB: 8.1

Recommended Viewing: Shane 1953, Directed by George Stevens Little Big Man 1970, Directed by Arthur Penn

Crime and Gangster Films; Journey of the anti-hero,
The THIRD MAN CAROL REED, 1949
Readings: 1:Acting in Film, pages 1-35

IMDB: 9

Behind the scene, Interviews with actors in The third man (DVD)

Recommended Viewing: The Usual Suspects 1994, Directed by Bryan Singer The Big Sleep 1946, Directed by Howard Hawks

X movie
Movie «

An independent Film that nobody watches it before«

Plan: The film is independent and we do not plan to reveal the name. It is surprise movie!

Horror and Suspense: Continuation of extreme character work,
obsessive objectives, connecting with fear Blue Velvet: David Lynch, 1986 Readings:
Acting in Film, pages 35-85
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IMDB: 7.8

Behind the scene, Interviews with actors in Blue Velvet (DVD) Recommended Viewing: North by Northwest 1959, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Run Lola Run 1998, Directed by Tom Tykwer

War and Anti-War Films: Connecting to fervent beliefs, the need for
occasional two-dimensional characters

IMDB: 8.2

Platoon: Oliver Stone, 1986 Readings:
Acting in Film, pages 85-149 -Behind the camera, Interviews with actors in Platoon (DVD)

Recommended Viewing: Paths of Glory 1957, Directed by Stanley Kubrick The Pianist 2002, Directed by Roman Polanski

Conclusion

An acting/directing session

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