|||

David Thompson on the culture of acting

Acting is storytelling, and any child knows the delight in distinguishing a real” story about what Dad did at work, and a fantasy—a pretend job—about what he wished he had done. (Of course, there are family situations where neither Dad nor the kid can tell the difference—and that’s dysfunction.) A culture of acting is disconcerting, too, but everyone understands the basic energy in acting—let’s pretend—because it’s the same energy that carries us to the movies.

Up next On How to Make Oatmeal If you don’t want to bother with the stove at all, you could put some rolled oats (instant not necessary) in a glass or bowl, along with a teeny John Hillcoat on movie budgets Viewers are being hardwired differently. In film, it’s harder and harder to use wide shots now. And the bigger the budget, the more closeups there
Latest posts 23/ Stretched thin and moving forward The Rule of Threes, Conflict, and Starting Your Story 22/ Blogging is my Hobby More than One Want Old Posts Why is this particular character on this journey? Breaking the Website, Breaking the Book You’ll get through it 100 Attempts My March Challenge Becoming a Streamer Make your story (and marketing) rhyme What I want to do around here On Canoeing Reader Error The Continuum of Long Term Listen for the music Imposter Syndrome 21/ Tiny Notes Notes on “The Calculus of Grit” Tea Time Log Jams and the Creativity Faucet Thoughts on edits after the fact Low stakes New site, new changes Story Maps To Kate The Harold 20/ New Directions Stability 250 Words