Sunday, October 21, 2007

Setting a bad example for the young people

Young people are going to get the wrong idea about what good acting is.

In what will likely be a hit, they will hear this computer generated character scream "I ... AM... BEOWULF!"

This is done by the excellent British actor Ray Winstone. What makes him think this is acceptable technique?


Yet another good British actor thinking that screaming and spitting is good acting.

Tsk, tsk.

Where could he get such an idea?


Did Patrick Stewart get the idea of how to play this scene from watching a poor kitteh in pain?

No, he got it from the wellspring of bad acting for this and generations to come.


And so we can see, as always, that most of society's ills can be laid at the feet of William Shatner.

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dguzman said...

In that case, can we blame Ewan Macgregor's screaming-for-singing in Moulin Rouge on Shatner as well?

Matty Boy said...

Any over-acting seen in the last 35 years or so can be blamed on William Shatner.

More than 35 years ago, it wasn't called over-acting. It was just called acting.

FranIAm said...

All roads lead to Shatner indeed.

It wasn't even called acting.. it was just called "TV".