Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Awards for acting

I have seen a lot of the movies up for awards this season more than I have seen in previous years. I am Definitely a movie buff so I have taken pride in that fact. however the movies being recognized are not that great. Juno was witty and humorous but it didn't wow Atonement was an overdone emotional rollercoaster to say the least, and although shot really well There Will Be Blood didn't really do it for me. what really stands out is the acting. We got some wonderful performances in movies last year including Cate Blanchett for playing Bob Dylan, and Amy Ryan Playing a drug addicted mom missing her little girl. watching these actor delve into the role that they are playing is remarkable and the difficulty might not be apparent but the excercises presented in class are hard imagine morphing that into a real performance.