History EnforcedMethodActing / Film

17th Aug '16 6:53:49 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Creator/AnnetteBening is having a breakdown rant at the dinner table that Kevin Spacey is supposed to stop by dropping a plate of asparagus on the floor. After a few unsuccessful takes, he unexpectedly throws it at the wall, violently shattering a real glass plate. Bening and Creator/ThoraBirch react with genuine shock (although you don't see the expressions on their faces in the shot).

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* In ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', Creator/AnnetteBening [[Creator/AnnetteBening Carolyn Burnham]] is having a breakdown rant at the dinner table that Kevin Spacey [[Creator/KevinSpacey Lester]] is supposed to stop by dropping a plate of asparagus on the floor. After a few unsuccessful takes, he Kevin Spacey decided "screw this" and unexpectedly throws threw it at the wall, violently shattering a real glass plate. Bening and Creator/ThoraBirch react reacted with genuine shock (although you don't see the expressions on their faces in the shot).



* At the beginning of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', the character of Willard is in his hotel room drunk. During the filming of the whole scene Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was telling Sheen he was a worthless actor and father to keep him crying. (Sheen ''was'' drunk while filming the scene, but that's just method acting, not Enforced Method Acting.) In the same scene, Sheen started to bleed profusely after breaking a mirror. Coppola told him to work with it.

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* At the beginning of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', the character of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Willard is in his hotel room drunk. During the filming of the whole scene Creator/FrancisFordCoppola was telling Sheen he was a worthless actor and father to keep him crying. (Sheen ''was'' drunk while filming the scene, but that's just method acting, not Enforced Method Acting.) In the same scene, Sheen started to bleed profusely after breaking a mirror. Coppola told him to work with it.



** Actor Lenny Montana, as Luca Brasi, was so nervous about his scene where he gives his regards to Don Corleone (MarlonBrando) that he stumbled and stuttered over most of his lines. Brando compounded the problem by making funny gestures and having message 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 added 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) that he stumbled and stuttered over most of his lines. Brando compounded the problem by making funny gestures and having message 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 was, and added so that it would make sense, wrote and filmed an earlier scene with Brasi nervously practicing his lines to make his awkwardness more natural.
8th Aug '16 7:54:29 PM trulymadmoves
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** Throughout the entire franchise, this is the dynamic between Roger L. Jackson, who provides Ghostface's iconic voice, and the other actors. Jackson performs his lines live but the other actors don't meet him, meaning they genuinely are talking to a stranger.
8th Aug '16 1:25:34 PM DocProfessor
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** Partially true. Yes, Leonardo DiCaprio cut his hand and yes, Kerry Washington was surprised when he smeared blood on her face, but at that point they had switched to fake blood.
28th Jul '16 8:40:57 PM 134340Goat
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* In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Creator/GeorgeLucas intentionally put extra weight into the Darth Vader helmet, so that when Hayden Christensen first walks around in the Vader suit, he almost stumbles, since Anakin/Vader's not used to the suit yet.
28th Jul '16 8:26:12 PM 134340Goat
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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.
4th Jul '16 12:55:54 AM ultimomant
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* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'': While filming the scene of the shark attack on the SkinnyDipping woman, they needed several takes because Susan Backlinie wasn't able to give the right reaction. On the last take, they didn't tell her that a diver was going to sneak up and grab her leg, which finally got her to act terrified and act like a shark had grabbed her.
23rd Jun '16 6:29:17 PM nombretomado
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** All of the actors except TimCurry were left in the dark of the fact that Eddie's corpse was under the tablecloth. Patricia Quinn's hysterical laughter in that scene, and Richard O'Brien subsequently yelling at her to shut up, were also genuine reactions.

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** All of the actors except TimCurry Creator/TimCurry were left in the dark of the fact that Eddie's corpse was under the tablecloth. Patricia Quinn's hysterical laughter in that scene, and Richard O'Brien subsequently yelling at her to shut up, were also genuine reactions.
22nd Jun '16 6:30:42 PM ShiroAkuma
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* In the 1st Film/WrongTurn film, the actor playing Chris broke his ankle, making the scene where he was shot in the leg more convincing.

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* In the 1st Film/WrongTurn ''Film/WrongTurn'' film, the actor playing Chris broke his ankle, making the scene where he was shot in the leg more convincing.
24th May '16 10:06:31 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* According to the interviews in the BONUSVIEW content of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' Blu-Ray (known as "Slimer Mode") the actress who played the maid at the hotel was only told of a "bang". She had no idea that there were pyrotechnics in her cart, so when they went off (in the scene where the Ghostbusters fire their proton guns for the first time), her "What the hell are you doing?!" was genuine.

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* According to the interviews in the BONUSVIEW content of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' Blu-Ray (known as "Slimer Mode") the 1984}}''
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actress who played plays the maid at the hotel was only told of a "bang". "bang." She had no idea that there were pyrotechnics in her cart, so when they went off (in the scene where the Ghostbusters fire their proton guns for the first time), her "What the hell are you doing?!" line was genuine.



21st May '16 6:54:41 PM erforce
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* According to the interviews in the BONUSVIEW content of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' Blu-Ray (known as "Slimer Mode") the actress who played the maid at the hotel was only told of a "bang". She had no idea that there were pyrotechnics in her cart, so when they went off (in the scene where the Ghostbusters fire their proton guns for the first time), her "What the hell are you doing?!" was genuine.
** Director Ivan Reitman thought Bill Murray did his best improv comedy when he was agitated. So he had more weight added to Bill's proton pack prop without Bill knowing.

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* According to the interviews in the BONUSVIEW content of the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' Blu-Ray (known as "Slimer Mode") the actress who played the maid at the hotel was only told of a "bang". She had no idea that there were pyrotechnics in her cart, so when they went off (in the scene where the Ghostbusters fire their proton guns for the first time), her "What the hell are you doing?!" was genuine.
** Director Ivan Reitman thought Bill Murray Creator/BillMurray did his best improv comedy when he was agitated. So he had more weight added to Bill's proton pack prop without Bill knowing.
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