19 June 2010

Three Takes Only

Over the past few months I've been contributing articles for The Film Experience and a month ago I started my "Take Three" column, where I look at a different character/supporting actor's career through three of their most notable films. Each Sunday a new piece goes up on the site examining an actor or actress via the three chosen films, focusing on their characters, the similarities or differences in performance style, how they may steal scenes right from under the noses of their perhaps bigger, more routinely acclaimed co-stars and why character and performance is often far more interesting than star power. This is the intention, anyhow.

So far, I've looked at the four actors below - handy links are included for instant perusal (click on their names)

1: Veronica Cartwright
Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Witches of Eastwick

2: Ben Foster
30 Days of Night, Alpha Dog, 3:10 to Yuma

3: Thelma Ritter
Pillow Talk, Rear Window, Pickup on South Street

4: Don Cheadle
Devil in a Blue Dress, Hotel Rwanda, Boogie Nights

The next Take Three (Miranda Richardson) will be up on The Film Experience tomorrow.

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