History EnforcedMethodActing / Film

15th Apr '17 10:18:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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** ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has another Vader related example. After Vader's body is reconstructed and he is given his life supporting suit of armour, he breaks off of his table to take a few steps forward. Hayden Christensen was not told that the helmet and boots would be weighted, lending an authentic sense of not yet being used to the cumbersome suit Vader would wear for the rest of his life.

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** ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has another Vader related example. After Vader's body is reconstructed and he is given his life supporting suit of armour, he breaks off of his table to take a few slow, thudding steps forward. Hayden Christensen forward, almost stumbling when he does. Creator/HaydenChristensen was not told that the helmet and boots would be weighted, lending an authentic sense of not yet being used to the cumbersome suit Vader would wear for the rest of his life.
10th Apr '17 12:14:44 PM nombretomado
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*** The laser scene. The scene was shot with special effects technicians crouched under the table, burning through it with a blowtorch. There was a mark to show where they needed to stop burning. They didn't. SeanConnery's distress is extremely obvious and he was apparently furious once filming was over.

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*** The laser scene. The scene was shot with special effects technicians crouched under the table, burning through it with a blowtorch. There was a mark to show where they needed to stop burning. They didn't. SeanConnery's Creator/SeanConnery's distress is extremely obvious and he was apparently furious once filming was over.
5th Apr '17 11:59:55 AM jtierney50
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* During the filming of ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', director Tom Hooper gave the actors exactly four words of direction for the barricade-building sequence: "Build a barricade. Action!" The resulting shot is compressed footage of the actors spending fifteen frantic minutes doing just that.

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* During the filming of ''Film/LesMiserables2012'', director Tom Hooper gave the actors exactly four words of direction for the barricade-building sequence: "Build a barricade. Action!" The resulting shot is compressed footage of the actors spending fifteen frantic minutes doing just that. This includes the furniture ''falling from windows around them''.
25th Mar '17 5:18:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'': BruceWillis' reaction at the end of the Diva's performance was real. Even though the actress playing the Diva had practiced her scene 30 times a day every day for 3 months before filming, nobody told Bruce what was going to happen, and that the actual filming was the first time that both actors had met each other.

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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'': BruceWillis' Creator/BruceWillis' reaction at the end of the Diva's performance was real. Even though the actress playing the Diva had practiced her scene 30 times a day every day for 3 months before filming, nobody told Bruce what was going to happen, and that the actual filming was the first time that both actors had met each other.
18th Mar '17 11:22:30 AM nombretomado
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* During the filming of ''Film/BlackSwan'', Director Creator/DarrenAronofsky would try to pit NataliePortman and Creator/MilaKunis against each other to make their antagonistic scenes together more authentic. Unfortunately for him, both of them caught on to what he was doing very early and instead sent congrats to each other by phone when Darren told one of them the other was doing great.

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* During the filming of ''Film/BlackSwan'', Director Creator/DarrenAronofsky would try to pit NataliePortman Creator/NataliePortman and Creator/MilaKunis against each other to make their antagonistic scenes together more authentic. Unfortunately for him, both of them caught on to what he was doing very early and instead sent congrats to each other by phone when Darren told one of them the other was doing great.
4th Mar '17 11:45:16 AM nombretomado
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** Actor Lenny Montana, as Luca Brasi, was so nervous about his scene where he gives his regards to Don Vito Corleone (MarlonBrando) that he stumbled and stuttered over most of his lines. Brando compounded the problem by making funny gestures and having messages written on his forehead to unsettle Montana. When Brasi apologizes and asks to start again, that's actually an out-of-character moment that got kept in the final cut. Creator/FrancisFordCoppola liked the scene as it was, and so that it would make sense, wrote and filmed an earlier scene with Brasi nervously practicing his lines to make his awkwardness more natural.

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** Actor Lenny Montana, as Luca Brasi, was so nervous about his scene where he gives his regards to Don Vito Corleone (MarlonBrando) (Creator/MarlonBrando) that he stumbled and stuttered over most of his lines. Brando compounded the problem by making funny gestures and having messages written on his forehead to unsettle Montana. When Brasi apologizes and asks to start again, that's actually an out-of-character moment that got kept in the final cut. Creator/FrancisFordCoppola liked the scene as it was, and so that it would make sense, wrote and filmed an earlier scene with Brasi nervously practicing his lines to make his awkwardness more natural.
1st Mar '17 7:07:05 PM nombretomado
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* In TheFilmOfTheBook ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', they were in the process of filming the dramatic scene in which Sirius falls through the veil. To help get DanielRadcliffe to the proper emotional state, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VZJIRKw-Wg Gary Oldman asked him if he could do something a little physical with him, then shook him violently and screamed in his face.]] So those tears are apparently real.

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* In TheFilmOfTheBook ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', they were in the process of filming the dramatic scene in which Sirius falls through the veil. To help get DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe to the proper emotional state, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VZJIRKw-Wg Gary Oldman asked him if he could do something a little physical with him, then shook him violently and screamed in his face.]] So those tears are apparently real.
23rd Feb '17 1:50:26 PM Geoduck
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** The young actors playing Michael and Jane weren't told that it was [[spoiler: Dick Van Dyke]] playing the elderly Mr. Dawes. In an interview included on the Mary Poppins DVD release, Karen Dotrice said that she didn't find out until seeing the credits of the finished movie in the theater.

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** The young actors playing Michael and Jane weren't told that it was [[spoiler: Dick Van Dyke]] playing the elderly Mr. Dawes. In an interview included on the Mary Poppins DVD release, Karen Dotrice said that she didn't find out until seeing the credits of the finished movie in the theater. She also makes an amusing comment about shooting the scene in question, along the lines of "suddenly a door popped open and this horrible old man came tottering out.."
19th Feb '17 7:36:32 PM DanielCase
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** An interesting example comes from the film ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'', which was Creator/JohnWayne's first major role. Ford gave Wayne absolute hell on the set, mocking him at every turn and being constantly critical. Eventually, the other actors felt so bad for Wayne that they got together and demanded that Ford lay off the young star--which is exactly what Ford wanted them to do. He sensed (perhaps accurately) that some of the older actors might have resented a younger player getting such a prominent part; by making himself the bad guy, he instead got them to support Wayne.

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** An interesting example comes from the film ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'', which was Creator/JohnWayne's first major role. Ford gave Wayne absolute hell on the set, mocking him at every turn and being constantly critical. Eventually, the other actors felt so bad for Wayne that they got together and demanded that Ford lay off the young star--which star--[[BatmanGambit which is exactly what Ford wanted them to do.do]]. He sensed (perhaps accurately) that some of the older actors might have resented a younger player getting such a prominent part; by making himself the bad guy, he instead got them to support Wayne.



* ''Film/AguirreTheWrathOfGod'': Creator/KlausKinski wanted to play the insane Aguirre as a cackling, over-the-top madman, much like the actor himself. Creator/WernerHerzog, however, wanted Aguirre to have DissonantSerenity. To achieve this, he would intentionally annoy and insult Kinski before takes, driving the hot-blooded actor into lengthy rages. By the time they started filming the scene, Kinski was too exhausted to chew the scenery and gave Herzog the performance he wanted.

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* ''Film/AguirreTheWrathOfGod'': Creator/KlausKinski wanted to play the insane Aguirre as a cackling, over-the-top madman, much like the actor himself. Creator/WernerHerzog, however, wanted Aguirre to have DissonantSerenity. To achieve this, he would intentionally annoy and insult Kinski before takes, [[BatmanGambit driving the hot-blooded actor into lengthy rages.rages]]. By the time they started filming the scene, Kinski was too exhausted to chew the scenery and gave Herzog the performance he wanted.
19th Feb '17 7:30:47 PM DanielCase
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* Creator/KateWinslet came onto production of ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' a little later than everyone else, and kept her distance from the younger actors at first. The result was that she came across as aloof and the cast were intimidated by her.

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* On the set of ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada'', Creator/MerylStreep kept her distance from the rest of the cast for most of the production, warning Creator/AnneHathaway after they were first introduced that she wasn't going to say anything nice to her again until they wrapped. As a result, in the scene where Andie delivers the Book to Miranda's apartment, the first scene Hathaway shot with Streep, the younger actress was genuinely terrified.
* Likewise,
Creator/KateWinslet came onto production of ''Film/{{Divergent}}'' a little later than everyone else, and kept her distance from the younger actors at first. The result was that she came across as aloof and the cast were intimidated by her.
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