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  • Meta-Example: Ed Wood thought that Bela Lugosi, aging and ravaged by addictions, wouldn't be up to reciting his big monologue from memory and so insisted on having Paul Marco hold up cue cards for him. Lugosi knew he could do it and made Marco promise not to hold up the cards for him. When the scene came, Marco kept the cards out of sight and Lugosi recited the whole thing perfectly without so much as glancing at him. After the take, the cast and crew gave him a standing ovation. Lugosi's delivery turns what would, for anybody else, be a completely ridiculous speech into a genuine Tear Jerker. See it here The Atomic Supermen speech.

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