The Rituals of an Actor: Biography of David Edwards
– David Edwards is a stage and film acting veteran from Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has performed in countless stage performances and several onscreen acting jobs during the last four decades. Mr. Edwards employs both practical and magic rituals to the preparations for his stage performances, and he keeps a good luck charm on his person. His rituals are less extreme than many other stage performers who are extremely observant of superstitions and adamant about preshow rituals. Anthropologists would take note of the greater ritual associated with stage acting than with film acting, as performers feel a lesser need for luck in the mistakes- forgiving world of film….
Film and Movement
– … Nevertheless, film has an additional layer of complexity which not only detaches from still images, movement. Taking into account film’s ability to seize any moment in time, both Benjamin and Kracauer explore film as an art form and compare it to theatrical and stage performances. Kracauer states that “a theatrical play, for instance, suggest a universe of its own which would immediately crumble were it related to its real-life environment” (29). But through film, a “studio-build setting convey the impression of actuality, so that the spectator feels he is watching events which might have occurred in real-life and have been photograph on the spot” (34).In the other hand, Benjamin, aids b…
– Dominic Chianese Today, Dominic Chianese is best known for his role on the television series “The Sopranos,” but he has a career that spans decades and includes theatre, movies, and music. Dominic Chianese was born on February 24th, 1931, in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, New York. Dominic’s grandparents emigrated to American in the early 1900’s from Naples and Sorrento, Italy (Internet Movie Database, 2005). Dominic’s theatre career began in 1952 with ‘The American Savoyard’, which was a small Gilbert and Sullivan company of singers, actors, and musicians….
The Fantabulous Forties
– The Fantabulous Forties World War II was a source of social anxiety during the 1940s, but did not hinder the development of media and music. In fact, it provided fresh ideas for the film and theatrical industries. Essential themes appeared in the entertainment world and quite a few notable performers and playwrights of this decade contributed to works still widely received today. Hollywood business remained steady even under the supervision of HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) and the OWI (Office of War Information) Bureaus of Censorship and Motion Pictures (created in 1942 to ensure cooperation with the government)….
The Actor and The Liar
– After playing a convincing role as an action hero in a new film, a movie star exits the stage, leaving his character behind, and attends a press conference claiming that he did all his own stunts, becoming both an actor and a liar. When it comes to the difference between these two characters, clear differentiations are not immediately apparent. In this example, in order to impress his audience, both the actor and the liar are untruthful regarding their accomplishments. Both require a skilled performer who is well versed in the various protocols….