Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Art Imitates Life: Revisited

Allahpundit posted this at Hot Air, and we can't resist showing it here.

There is a type of acting which is known as “method acting” or simply “the method.” This is where the actor puts something of his own personality into the part, or vice versa. It's more than just acting; the actor integrates with the character. Clint Eastwood and Al Pacino are two such examples. But if you wonder why many Americans consider Ronald Reagan to have been a great President, watch the six minutes that follow. Ask yourself if there would not be a giant leap from this scene, to when he said three and a half decades later:

“Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”


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