Monday, December 27, 2010

Fourteen Actors Acting

What is the art of acting? How can you tell a story just through a few gestures or the intensity of a glance?
The New York Times celebrates the end of 2010 with Fourteen Actors Acting: A Video Gallery of Classic Screen Types. Conceived not like a traditional portfolio, but like a sort of black and white minifestival, the project is a series of fourteen, one minute long, silent videos. Fourteen iconic “scene makers” who defined cinema in 2010 are invited to capture classic cinema types. From Tilda Swinton’s mystic cry to James Franco’s self seduction, from Javier Bardem’s burst of anger to Natalie Portman’s melancholy, the clips portray not only the art, but also the joy and vigor of performance.

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