Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fourteen Actors Acting

Over the Christmas break I came across this great piece of performance work on the New York Times online magazine.  'Fourteen Actors Acting: A Video Gallery of Classic Screen Types' it has 14 actors portraying a wide range of different screen persona each one giving a unique performance.

I love how much can be conveyed just through body language and subtle gesture. I like how it uses only music to heighten the drama with no dialogue and also that it is in black and white. I really like that aesthetic choice and how it evokes that of silent cinema.

Fourteen Actors Acting
Background Article
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