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Old 04-09-2018, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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You want good acting and writing, watch The Sopranos.
Amen to that. The Sopranos holds its own to the very best of cinema.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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I often read reviews where someone says "...and the acting was terrible" without getting into what made the acting so terrible. For the most part, I find nearly all acting in big budget films/TV shows to be pretty good acting. I usually only see truly poor acting in very low budget movies and movies where athletes or entertainers try to make the transition to the big screen. What would be an example of really bad acting, in your opinion, and what makes it so?
I don't think you can separate this from the materal being acted. Some scenes require acting and some scenes just requiring hitting a mark and saying a line without sounding like your reading it. And this is what a lot of acting/scenes is/are.

Sometimes I wonder just how hard acting really is. Acting well enough anyway. A little practice and seems most people can do it given that pretty much every "star" actor is the son or daughter of some other actor/producer/director. Apparently almost everyone can do it because they do.

Bad acting comes when a scene requires more and it isn't delivered. A good acting can take bad writing and elevate it. A bad actor can take good writing and make the writing look bad.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:08 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I saw someone mention Nicolas Cage. Watch Leaving Las Vegas.
Heartbreaking film. And Elisabeth Shue, as good as she was in that movie, will always be confined by her childlike voice. (She'll always seem like the Karate Kid girlfriend to me, mainly because of that.)
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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You want good acting and writing, watch The Sopranos.

I think The Wire took it a level higher. Both good shows.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:58 PM
 
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So recently I saw both The Disaster Artist and The Room (the subject of the Disaster Artist). Tommy Wiseau is a bad actor. James Franco PLAYING TommyWiseau is a great actor.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Heartbreaking film. And Elisabeth Shue, as good as she was in that movie, will always be confined by her childlike voice. (She'll always seem like the Karate Kid girlfriend to me, mainly because of that.)
Lol to me she's Kris Parker, from Adventures in Babysitting. I never thought she has a childlike voice, though. I guess I could see it.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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Bad acting often has a wooden quality. Also, anything that renders the performance as less than natural like: unnatural speaking prosody, unnatural reactions to events and dialogue, or unnatural body language.

Good acting generally has an intense quality that seems natural. Like if you were really into something, thought really hard about it, and then spoke with care to use lots of pauses and facial expressions when appropriate. Being able to credibly do this in tandem with another actor is key.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxm_sV70b1w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHsdfeE2k5g
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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Well, probably the most famous example is Kristen Stewart in the "Twilight" series.


To me, bad acting is like pornography. I know it when I see it.
You think that, but I read the book and that was exactly how her character was. Iíve never seen her in anything else really. Is she that bad in other movies? If so, then they must have cast her in Twilight because she was like the character.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:31 PM
 
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Bad acting in my opinion, is when the actor cannot deliver a line and make it believable. Another aspect of bad acting is when the actor basically is the same character over and over and over, just with different names and circumstances.

Currently, the worst mainstream actor right now is Tom Cruise. He has two ways of acting: mumble or yell. That covers all the emotions that he can muster. How on earth he ever got a reputation as a great actor is beyond me.

Good actors? Mel Gibson 30 years ago. Brad Pitt. Adrien Brody. Many others.
If thatís the criteria, then Jack Nicholson is a bad actor. Heís basically the same character in every movie, though I love it.
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