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Lecture 13

GERM 1171 Lecture 13: Lecture 13
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Department
German
Course
GERM 1171
Professor
katherinavonhammerstein
Semester
Spring

Description
Lecture 13 ● Acting ○ Categories ■ Extras ■ Stars ■ Trained professionals (acting school) ■ Non professional performers (amateur but look part) ○ Director has vision → different shooting schedule ○ Differences in ■ Stage acting ● Seen/heard clearly (large features) ● Body movement ● Build tension ● Memorize lines ● Precise/coordinated movement (1st time) ■ Screen acting ● Voice doesn’t matter ● Physical size irrelevant ● Photogenic ● Short takes: turns on expressiveness without long rehearsal ● TOOL of director to communicate ideas and emotions ○ Draw on previous experiences ● Star system ○ What makes a star? ■ Attractive, popularity, accomplished a lot, talented, guarantee box office hit, relatable (rep values in society) ○ Personality star vs actor star ● Schools of Acting ○ “The Method”/”The System”: emotional recall ■ Internalize feeling of character, trigger analogous feelings ○ Improvisation ■ Spontaneity ● Culture ○ Traditions, values, customs of particular groups ○ “A special culture emcompasses the traditions, institutions, arts, myths, and beliefs that are characteristics of a given community or population” - Giannetti ● Migration ○ People leave their country because war, economic, pr
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