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26th Sep '17 10:11:13 AM Nicolas-1223
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Footage (specifically, close shots) of people ... talking, with little or no other action. Theoretically easy to write and definitely cheap to film, Talking Heads can be boring (though usually considered ok in books.)

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Footage (specifically, close shots) of people ... talking, with little or no other action. Theoretically easy to write and definitely cheap to film, Talking Heads can be boring (though usually considered ok okay in books.)
6th Sep '17 1:27:25 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Spalding Gray is the TropeCodifier of film, taking his off-off-Broadway one man shows to film, including ''Swimming To Cambodia'', ''Monster In a Box'', ''Gray's Anatomy'', and the {{HBO}} special ''Terrors of Pleasure''. In ''Box'', he refers to himself as a "raving talking head".

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* Spalding Gray is the TropeCodifier of film, taking his off-off-Broadway one man shows to film, including ''Swimming To Cambodia'', ''Monster In a Box'', ''Gray's Anatomy'', and the {{HBO}} Creator/{{HBO}} special ''Terrors of Pleasure''. In ''Box'', he refers to himself as a "raving talking head".
4th Sep '17 3:28:06 AM Morgenthaler
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Not to be confused with ''literal'' talking heads. For that, see LosingYourHead.
28th Jul '17 2:39:06 PM MissMokushiroku
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->''"It's eighty-seven minutes ofa raving talking head -- mine."''

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->''"It's eighty-seven minutes ofa of a raving talking head -- mine."''
21st May '17 10:55:25 AM eroock
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-->'''Spalding Gray''' on the film ''Swimming To Cambodia''

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-->'''Spalding -->-- '''Spalding Gray''' on the film ''Swimming To to Cambodia''
27th Apr '17 10:53:30 PM jacob008
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Footage (specifically, close shots) of people ... talking, with little or no other action. Theoretically easy to write and definitely cheap to film, Talking Heads can be boring.

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Footage (specifically, close shots) of people ... talking, with little or no other action. Theoretically easy to write and definitely cheap to film, Talking Heads can be boring.
boring (though usually considered ok in books.)
24th Feb '17 6:29:50 AM AnotherGuy
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* All one-man shows, such as Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain act, fall under this category.
* ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'' is the rare example of a ''narrative'' drama employing this.
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24th Feb '17 6:26:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* Spalding Gray is the TropeCodifier of film, taking his off-off-Broadway one man shows to film, including ''Swimming To Cambodia'', ''Monster In a Box'', ''Gray's Anatomy'', and the {{HBO}} special ''Terrors of Pleasure''. In ''Box'', he refers to himself as a "raving talking head".
* Lily Tomlin quickly followed Gray with a film adaptation of her one-woman show ''The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe''.



* Spaulding Gray during his monologues calls himself a "raving talking head".
24th Feb '17 6:23:06 AM AnotherGuy
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->''"It's eighty-seven minutes ofa raving talking head -- mine."''
-->'''Spalding Gray''' on the film ''Swimming To Cambodia''
19th Jun '16 6:42:20 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** The same goes for mockumentaries, like ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' and ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.
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