Just downloaded ‘Chasing Cotards’, (before they take it off of youtube!they’ve been complaining, about copyright and such.)
I’m about to watch it. Hope I don’t end up a sobbing mess!
Oh dearest Andrew Scott, it makes me anxious watching him, just reminds me of how much I MOTHERFUCKING NEEEEEED TO ACT! And also it makes me feel grateful there are such great inspirations as him.
My stomach flips every time he looks at the camera in the second one
Because there’s the nervous energy of the Richard Brook character
and that look he gives is almost beatific
a plea to be recognized, certainly, but there’s also a longing for forgiveness
Because Moriarty’s Richard Brook knows he’s in over his head
But is relying on the permanence of narrative recording to clear him
And then we obviously have the Moriarty underlayer
Under the helplessness
And that’s what makes my stomach drop
Because the two characters are pushing through one another in that single gaze
And he can be beatific and lost and also looking at Sherlock
And I also love the way he says “I’m the story teller.”
Opening his arms, palms-up
Not a threat
Just a story teller
But the best part is that he’s telling the truth
Because he is just the guy telling the story
And in our culture we never pay much attention to the power of narratives
How they’re made, not found in the world
But this whole sequence is about narrative construction and the powerplay inherent therein
How the way we tell a story is just as powerful as the people in the story
And I just love Moriarty-as-Richard-Brook’s belief in self-evidence here
Moriarty’s constructed him to feel completely separate from the narrative process
As though it could really be as simple as
It’s on DVD
You know, at first I thought the believable innocence of Richard Brooks was due to the circumstances and the outfit… specially the outfit, and the messy hair.
Like when you first see him as Molly’s boyfriend Jim. You could careless for him, you probably didn’t even remember him throughout the rest of the show.
It’s all GOOD GOOD BEST OF THE GAME acting.
He could have been dressed up as Moriarty with his sleeked back hair, in all his fake characters and still believe it’s another person.
And I’m a mess.
How did he manage to talk for 30 minutes about something that has no beginning or end. You have no background of what he’s talking about. But he is so versatile in his movements and voice that you don’t get bored.
Obviously the writer did a lovely job, fitting in between the storyless parts with meaningful existential quotes that make actually make you ponder.
Still, I died a little inside.
I sawr ”My Life In Film” episode 3! And it’s getting better and funnier. Why are the first episodes always kinda…not lame or slow…but I dont know…
It probably has to do with the fact that you’re barely just being introduced to the characters and the way they work together, also with how the show works. Every show/film is it’s own entity and we’re accustomed to the feeling and notion of the past show/film we just saw. And we’re still quite fond of it, and looking for something to replace it.
So I guess, in order to appreciate (mostly a show), you have to be in a comfortable place where you’re quite acquainted with what’s going on and how it’s going through.
Having that said, I can’t really review the show yet.
And I wanted to screencap and gif some parts, but I’m just…aaagh…tired…I need to omegle before sleepy sleep.
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get to it.
Nice night everyone.
Let’s have dinner!
It’s time for me to NOT DO HOMEWORK, and have a nice night watching ”My life in Film” episode 2. I’m lucky this show is actually cool, that way I get to watch dearest Andrew Scott and a nice story.
I’ll keep an eye out for awesome screenshots or things I can turn into gifs!. :D
So, I downloaded ”My Life In Film”, to submerge myself in some of Andrew Scott’s acting. Like I’ve been doing with the other actors from Sherlock (read here).
In other bits and pieces of roles I’ve seen him in apart from Moriarty, he always seems to have that ”crazy look” and passive-aggressive attitude. I was starting to worry that it was some kind of ”trade mark” feature he couldn’t quit shake off.
But today, after watching the first episode of ‘My life in film’, I got another side of him. His ”crazy-eyes look”, is non existent, his movements aren’t theatrical and exaggerated as usual either.
He actually manages to pull off a humble silly little guy who loves movies.
Now for the show itself, I can’t say much after watching one episode, but I’ll watch more, and I’ll share after.
Also…I made THIS:
After watching Sherlock, after seeing how all the actors delivered such GREAT FUCKING INSPIRING performances, I was curious to see if it was due to good writing, directing, acting or all three.
And also to get some inspiration, see how they work, what movements/voices they change, how unattached to their real selves they are.
In order to appreciate an actor for his/her performances, apart from watching various roles he/she is in, you have to watch interviews to get a glimpse of their natural movements enable to compare them with the ones from the roles.
So far the only one that’s managed to keep himself almost 100% unattached to their roles and turn into a completely different person is Benedict Cumberbatch.
That guy is just amazing! Amazing…AMAZING!