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    THEATER 120A – Acting and Performance in Film‚ Part I (5 units) Professor Joe Olivieri UCLA Department of Theater Vice Chair‚ UCLA Undergraduate Acting Program THIS  SYLLABUS  IS  SUBJECT  TO  CHANGE.  REQUIRED  AND  RECOMMENDED  FILMS  ARE   REPRESENTATIVE  SUGGESTIONS.   Class Website: http://online.tft.ucla.edu Objectives The purpose of this class is to specifically define the terms “acting” and “performance.” Students explore the works of a wide range

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    The main actor in the movie is arguably the greatest actor of all time‚ Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump‚ Captain Phillips‚ Apollo 13). He has also won two Academy Awards for Best Actor. In the movie‚ Hanks plays Captain Miller‚ the leader of the group searching for Ryan. This performance is exactly what one would expect from Tom Hanks. It was absolutely fantastic. If I did not know that was Tom Hanks‚ I honestly would

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    Spielberg’s hard work and dedication to his films he has won multiple awards and has been nominated multiple times for awards he has so many nominations and awards that naming them will be too much here are some of his accomplishments. Steven Spielberg is a three time Academy Award winning director. He won seven BAFTA Awards‚ three Golden Globe Awards‚ and two Director Guild of America Awards‚ and also received the PCA prestigious Milestone award for his contribution to the motion picture industry. Spielberg

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    Quentin Tarantino & Uma Thurman‚ Pedro Almodóvar and Penelope Cruz as well as Tim Burton & Johnny Depp. Here we explore five more film-makers and their muses. Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich An Austrian-American film-maker‚ Sternberg is best remembered for his play of light and shadows. His films including “Morocco” (1930)‚ “Dishonored” (1931) and “Shanghai Express” (1932) are studied even today for the magic he could create with just a combination of lenses and lights and close-ups. He

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    trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. The film underwent several story treatments for several years‚ before being commissioned in 2011‚ with a screenplay written by Jennifer Lee‚ and both Chris Buck and Lee serving as directors. Christophe Beck‚ who had worked on Disney’s award-winning short Paperman‚ was hired to compose the film’s orchestral score‚ while husband-and-wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez penned the songs. Frozen premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on November

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    Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film by Orson Welles‚ its producer‚ co-author‚ director and star. The picture was Welles’s first feature film. Nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories‚ it won an Academy Award for Best Writing by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. Considered by many critics‚ filmmakers‚ and fans to be the greatest film ever made‚ Citizen Kane was voted the greatest film of all time in five consecutive Sight & Sound polls of critics‚ until it was displaced by Vertigo in

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    One paragon of ignoring the authority is Ang Lee‚ the prestigious Chinese-born American director. In 2009‚ Ang Lee planned to direct the movie‚ Life of Pi‚ which was adapted from the novel of the same name written by Yann Martel. The novel narrated a fantastic story of Pi‚ the protagonist‚ who survived on a sinking freighter on the way from India to Canada and who spent 227 days on the boundless ocean with Hungry‚ a Bengal Tiger. Because of its bizarre plot‚ the novel was considered impossible to be made into a film

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    Kathryn Bigelow‚ director of The Hurt Locker could have never imagined her movie winning six academy awards. While the opinion from the audience played a role in these winnings‚ the technical aspect of the movie all the way down to the first shot of the movie‚ played the biggest role in this achievement. Bigelow used things such as moving camera shots‚ camera angles‚ lighting‚ and the use of long shots to create a realistic feel throughout the movie. Throughout the movie it appears that most of

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    2013). 2010. http://www.fandango.com/westsidestory_6590/criticreviews (accessed 2 19‚ 2013). n.d. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3771/Mr-Smith-Goes-to-Washington/ (accessed 2 19‚ 2013). n.d. http://www.filmsite.org/mrsm.html (accessed 2 19‚ 2013). Awards. n.d. http://movies.toptenreviews.com/reviews/g/gone-with-the-wind-1939-1596/gone-with-the-wind-1939-awards.htm (accessed 2 18‚ 2013). Bozzola‚ Lucia. AMG Review. n.d. http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie-critic-reviews/the-sound-of-music/ (accessed

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    In order to belong understanding is needed‚ if there is a lack of understanding then belonging within ceases to exist. Peter Skrzynecki‚ the poet of the anthology Immigrant Chronicle and Robert Zemeckis‚ director of academy award winning film Forrest Gump both look at addressing the importance of belonging and the need for understanding in order to belong. The poem 10 Mary Street by Peter Skrzynecki exemplifies the lack of understanding the persona conveys and the lack of belonging in which is

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    A common goal for most modern directors is to engage the audience emotionally. It’s a seemingly simple task that is often left by the wayside‚ half finished and ineffective. Those directors that do achieve this task‚ tend to make better movies. Two such directors are Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino. The ways that they manipulate their audience’s emotions are completely different yet they are both effective. Where Tarantino’s manipulation of tension is unmatched in the modern world‚ Lee’s grace and

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    Have you ever heard something go thump in the night? Do you believe in monsters? In the movies "Beauty and the Beast" and "E.T."‚ the monster like characters the captured the hearts of viewers of all ages. They both involve two characters that are thrusted into lifestyles that they are not used to. The beast and E.T were both unique creatures‚ had close relationships with humans‚ and were great works of fiction. In both stories‚ "Beauty and the Beast" and "E.T."‚ the main characters are

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    Quentin Tarantino has greatly improved his career since his first script in the late 1980’s.One of his latest achievements is his film Django‚ which grossed an astounding $425 million worldwide. However‚ his most iconic films are those that kick started his career such as: Pulp fiction and Reservoir Dogs. Although both movies are similar in content and dialogue‚ Pulp Fiction differs in its complexity‚ plot‚ budget and high profile cast. Tarantino’s first movie‚ Reservoir Dogs‚ had a lower budget

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    Dennis Dugan launched a career as a television and film director‚ making cameo appearances in many of his films. He earned his reputation with big hits like Happy Gilmore (1996) (in which Dugan plays Doug Thompson‚ the golf tour supervisor)‚ Big Daddy (1999) (with Dugan as a man who reluctantly gives candy to a trick-or-treating Julian)‚ and Grown Ups (2010). His films can be identified most of the time by comedy and the actor Adam Sandler‚ who stars in Happy Gilmore‚ Big Daddy‚ and Grown Ups (to

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    unintelligent or dimwitted‚ but rather because he is not restricted by the conventional ideals which are embedded within his culture; thus‚ challenging the conformities and principals that most people are accustomed to. The contrast that Robert Zemeckis‚ director of the film‚ is attempting to convey through the character of Forrest Gump is how most people are too smart for there own good; and thus‚ try to escape the realities and actualities of life. While other characters in the story are suppressed by

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    Directed by Chen Kaige‚ a highly acclaimed fifth-generation Chinese film director‚ Farewell My Concubine has received many international film awards and nominations; among them are the Best Foreign Film and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. In the film‚ Cheng Dieyi‚ a Peking Opera actor playing the leading female characters‚ becomes obsessed with his role as the concubine of the King of Chu and blurs his stage role with the real life he leads. The circumstances in which one grows

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    by Peter Weir‚ the director used a variety of visual and verbal techniques to develop the character Truman Burbank. Wier used the movement of actors‚ dialogue‚ props and symbolism to show how Truman progressed from being a typical all-American guy to a courageous man who ’s willing to face his fears to break free from the chains that binds him to his ’creator. ’ Truman Burbank is a star of his own show- The Truman Show- and everybody knows except him. He lives in the best place in the world

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    War is and always has been a topic of discussion in the world whether it be in the daily newspaper‚ a presidential campaign speech or a history classroom. Often we focus on past wars‚ current wars‚ fatalities‚ battles and countless other topics. Then‚ there is the occasional talk about men that have fought in history’s brutal wars. Veterans could tell story after story of the pain and suffering that they saw and experienced themselves. But you can only begin to imagine. Also seen in the movie Apocolypse

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    Miss Congeniality was the first of three Sandra Bullock films to be directed by Donald Petrie. Rated ‘M’‚ due to its low level violence‚ the all American comedy film was released by Warner Bros in 2000. Miss Congeniality later went on to claim the ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy’‚ ‘Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture‚’ and ‘Favourite Actress – Comedy’ .The success of this film is based upon Bullock’s acting abilities and a great script that includes adventure

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    aspects that we ignore. James Cameron also created Avatar to also raise awareness and to criticize the U.S desire to expand by the use of greed. The film Avatar is a movie with vivid colors and images. The director and writer of Avatar is James Cameron won Best director and movie of the year and best picture. In 2009 it was one of the highest grossing films that came out. It was budgeted at over 237 million dollars. The movie Avatar starts off with a young handicapped marine named Sully takes the place

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