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8th Nov '17 1:04:24 AM __Vano
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Enforced Method Acting is a cinematic concept in which the actors and actresses of a work give reactions that are unplanned and unscripted or are otherwise made to genuinely experience the emotions that they are expressing on camera. This can occur for several reasons:

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Enforced Method Acting is a cinematic concept in which the actors and actresses of a work give reactions that are unplanned and unscripted or are otherwise made to genuinely experience feel the emotions that they are expressing on camera. This can occur for several reasons:



* Another actor does or says something that causes the actors he's working with to react in an unplanned way -- usually by trying not to [[{{Corpsing}} burst out laughing]]. The directors decide to ThrowItIn.

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* Another actor does or says something that causes the actors he's working with to react in an unplanned way -- usually by trying not to [[{{Corpsing}} burst out laughing]]. The directors decide director decides to ThrowItIn.



Compare with ThrowItIn and ActingInTheDark. Since the associated shock and strong, often negative feelings make shooting a traumatic experience, this often requires a {{Jerkass}} director, or at least one who doesn't mind their actors hating them. FatalMethodActing is a lethal case of this. Contrast LostInCharacter. See also HarpoDoesSomethingFunny.

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Compare with ThrowItIn and ActingInTheDark. Since the associated shock and strong, often negative feelings make shooting a traumatic experience, this often requires a {{Jerkass}} director, or at least one who doesn't mind their actors hating them. (If anything, it suggests that they don't trust their acting skills -- though in some cases, e.g. with children, this can be perfectly justified.) FatalMethodActing is a lethal case of this. Contrast LostInCharacter. See also HarpoDoesSomethingFunny.
26th Oct '17 10:19:29 PM nanakiro
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* In ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'', Haruka and Miki were in the running to take the lead role in a musical. Miki was a shoo-in for the lead role due to her energy, but this came at a time where the 765 idols were drifting apart due to schedule conflicts and couldn't meet up all the time. Haruka's desperation to keep them all together in little moments, as well as her inner suspicions of being TheFriendThatNobodyLikes, is what gives her the edge to do the lead's speech about broken dreams and self-doubt.

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* In ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'', Haruka and Miki were in the running to take the lead role in a musical. Miki was a shoo-in for the lead role due to her energy, but this came at a time where the 765 idols were drifting apart due to schedule conflicts and couldn't meet up all the time. Haruka's desperation to keep them all together in little moments, as well as her inner suspicions of being TheFriendThatNobodyLikes, TheFriendNobodyLikes, is what gives her the edge to do the lead's speech about broken dreams and self-doubt.
26th Oct '17 10:18:38 PM nanakiro
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* In ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'', Haruka and Miki were in the running to take the lead role in a musical. Miki was a shoo-in for the lead role due to her energy, but this came at a time where the 765 idols were drifting apart due to schedule conflicts and couldn't meet up all the time. Haruka's desperation to keep them all together in little moments, as well as her inner suspicions of being TheFriendThatNobodyLikes, is what gives her the edge to do the lead's speech about broken dreams and self-doubt.
15th Oct '17 2:26:36 PM nombretomado
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* The MontrealScrewjob, something that Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels had previously discussed, was this to BretHart, who was intentionally never told he was going to lose in order to invoke this trope.

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* The MontrealScrewjob, something that Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels had previously discussed, was this to BretHart, Wrestling/BretHart, who was intentionally never told he was going to lose in order to invoke this trope.
6th Oct '17 9:53:08 AM __Vano
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Enforced Method Acting is a cinematic concept in which the actors and actresses of a work give reactions that are unplanned and unscripted or are otherwise made to genuinely experience the emotions that they are to express on film. This can occur for several reasons:

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Enforced Method Acting is a cinematic concept in which the actors and actresses of a work give reactions that are unplanned and unscripted or are otherwise made to genuinely experience the emotions that they are to express expressing on film.camera. This can occur for several reasons:
6th Oct '17 9:50:41 AM __Vano
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'''''Enforced Method Acting:''''' (noun): ''An acting technique in which actors give a life-like, realistic performance by actually experiencing the necessary emotional conditions because no one warned them what was going to happen.''

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'''''Enforced Method Acting:''''' (noun): ''An acting technique in which actors give a life-like, realistic performance by actually experiencing the necessary emotional conditions because no one warned them what was going to happen.under which the character operates.''
6th Oct '17 9:46:45 AM __Vano
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'''''Enforced Method Acting:''''' (noun): ''An acting technique in which actors give a life-like, realistic performance because no one warned them what was going to happen.''

Enforced Method Acting is a cinematic concept in which the actors and actresses of a work give reactions that are unplanned and unscripted. This can occur for several reasons:

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'''''Enforced Method Acting:''''' (noun): ''An acting technique in which actors give a life-like, realistic performance by actually experiencing the necessary emotional conditions because no one warned them what was going to happen.''

Enforced Method Acting is a cinematic concept in which the actors and actresses of a work give reactions that are unplanned and unscripted.unscripted or are otherwise made to genuinely experience the emotions that they are to express on film. This can occur for several reasons:



Compare with ThrowItIn and ActingInTheDark. This often requires a {{Jerkass}} director, or at least one who doesn't mind their actors hating them. FatalMethodActing is a lethal case of this. Contrast LostInCharacter. See also HarpoDoesSomethingFunny.

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Compare with ThrowItIn and ActingInTheDark. This Since the associated shock and strong, often negative feelings make shooting a traumatic experience, this often requires a {{Jerkass}} director, or at least one who doesn't mind their actors hating them. FatalMethodActing is a lethal case of this. Contrast LostInCharacter. See also HarpoDoesSomethingFunny.
30th Sep '17 3:17:27 AM RedScharlach
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* Jordan Nagai, the kid who voiced Russell in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', was "tricked" by the voice director many times in order to get him away from sounding too much like he was acting and give a more genuine response. For example, he was told to run around before giving lines or forced to memorize his lines on the spot. Likewise, in the scene where Russel, giggling, is being tossed playfully in the air by Kevin, the voice director tickled him. This is actually a pretty common practice (the same technique was used for the French actress who played the young Marjane in ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'').
* When Jonathon Taylor Thomas voiced Young Simba for ''Disney/TheLionKing'', they tapped his back for the scene where Simba is yelling while sliding down the back of an elephant's skeleton.

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* Jordan Nagai, the kid who voiced Russell in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', was "tricked" by the voice director many times in order to get him away from sounding too much like he was acting and give a more genuine response. For example, he was told to run around before giving lines or forced to memorize his lines on the spot. Likewise, in the scene where Russel, Russell, giggling, is being tossed playfully in the air by Kevin, the voice director tickled him. This is actually a pretty common practice (the same technique was used for the French actress who played the young Marjane in ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'').
* When Jonathon Jonathan Taylor Thomas voiced Young Simba for ''Disney/TheLionKing'', they tapped his back for the scene where Simba is yelling while sliding down the back of an elephant's skeleton.



* When Music/MilesDavis was recording his groundbreaking fusion album 'Bitches Brew', the session musicians did not know what they were supposed to play beyond tempo and chord changes. You can hear Miles giving instructions during quiet moments.

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* When Music/MilesDavis was recording his groundbreaking fusion album 'Bitches Brew', ''Bitches Brew'', the session musicians did not know what they were supposed to play beyond tempo and chord changes. You can hear Miles giving instructions during quiet moments.



** According to Neil Dorfsman, his producer during the ''Born In The U.S.A.'' sessions, [[http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar10/articles/classictracks_0310.htm this article]], Bruce would give vague, disjointed, often confusing instructions to each member of the E Street Band on how his songs were to be played in order to allow for more spontaneity and freshness to the performances.

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** According to Neil Dorfsman, his producer during the ''Born In The U.S.A.'' sessions, [[http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar10/articles/classictracks_0310.htm this article]], Bruce would give vague, disjointed, often confusing instructions to each member of the E Street Band on how his songs were to be played in order to allow for more spontaneity and freshness to in the performances.



* Music/CaptainBeefheart And His Magic Band's "Trout Mask Replica" was intended to sound uncomfortable and on the brink of falling apart. That's because the band really was uncomfortable and on the brink of falling apart; they had rehearsed the songs on the album for nine months, and were recording most of them in one single, manic five-hour marathon session with almost no retakes or overdubs. Antennae Jimmy Semens' performance of Pena sounds hysterical, and he probably was at the time. In a similar manner The Blimp, which is recited in a similar voice, over the phone to Frank Zappa.

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* Music/CaptainBeefheart And His Magic Band's "Trout ''Trout Mask Replica" Replica'' was intended to sound uncomfortable and on the brink of falling apart. That's because the band really was uncomfortable and on the brink of falling apart; they had rehearsed the songs on the album for nine months, and were recording most of them in one single, manic five-hour marathon session with almost no retakes or overdubs. Antennae Jimmy Semens' performance of Pena sounds hysterical, and he probably was at the time. In a similar manner The Blimp, which is recited in a similar voice, over the phone to Frank Zappa.



* In British hardcore/electronic/everything band Music/EnterShikari's song ''Gandhi, Mate, Gandhi'', frontman Rou descends into borderline Angrish about halfway through, before being interrupted by voices urging him to "calm down mate, calm the fuck down" and "Gandhi, mate, just remember Gandhi". These lines were not prepared or written - fellow band members Liam/Rory and Chris were loitering outside the recording booth, drunk, and were heckling Rou as he recorded.

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* In British hardcore/electronic/everything band Music/EnterShikari's song ''Gandhi, "Gandhi, Mate, Gandhi'', Gandhi", frontman Rou descends into borderline Angrish about halfway through, before being interrupted by voices urging him to "calm down mate, calm the fuck down" and "Gandhi, mate, just remember Gandhi". These lines were not prepared or written - fellow band members Liam/Rory and Chris were loitering outside the recording booth, drunk, and were heckling Rou as he recorded.



* During Music/RedHousePainters' entire album of Rollercoaster is this in spades. It may very well be the largest case of Enforced Method Acting in music history:

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* During Music/RedHousePainters' entire album of Rollercoaster ''Rollercoaster'' is this in spades. It may very well be the largest case of Enforced Method Acting in music history:



* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', [[MagnificentBastard Lex Luthor]] cuts the brakes on his assistant's car so that her screams for help will be authentic. When she confronts him later, he explains that if she hadn't really been terrified, Superman would be able to tell.

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* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', [[MagnificentBastard Lex Luthor]] cuts the brakes on his assistant's car so that her screams for help will be authentic. When she confronts him later, he explains that if she hadn't really been terrified, Superman would be have been able to tell.
18th Sep '17 12:59:47 PM salvadorfranz
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' during the scene [[spoiler: revealing that Osborne was alive and that Crow's attempt to assassinate him was in vain]], Rean reaches for him, grabs him, and yells with so much emotion that he never shows off for most of the game. This is because Creator/SeanChiplock, who voices [[TheHero Rean]], had issues with his real life father at the time when he recorded the line. Which then gave the moment a very convincing [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather moment.]]
18th Sep '17 8:19:48 AM batty3108
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* British hardcore/electronic/everything band Music/EnterShikari often layer in random bits of talking, which is the band members loitering outside the recording studio, drunk, heckling the member who is singing. For the "Ello Tyrannosaurus" lyric just before the breakdown in 'Hello Tyrannosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide', the producer had Rou run to the back of the room and shout the lyric in order to get the correct sense of distance and shouting in a large space.

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* In British hardcore/electronic/everything band Music/EnterShikari often layer in random bits of talking, which is Music/EnterShikari's song ''Gandhi, Mate, Gandhi'', frontman Rou descends into borderline Angrish about halfway through, before being interrupted by voices urging him to "calm down mate, calm the fuck down" and "Gandhi, mate, just remember Gandhi". These lines were not prepared or written - fellow band members Liam/Rory and Chris were loitering outside the recording studio, booth, drunk, and were heckling the member who is singing. Rou as he recorded.
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For the "Ello Tyrannosaurus" lyric just before the breakdown in 'Hello Tyrannosaurus, Meet Tyrannicide', the producer had Rou run to the back of the room and shout the lyric in order to get the correct sense of distance and shouting in a large space.
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