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1935: Mutiny on the Bounty

2006-11-13 20:52:48.268376+00 by ebradway 1 comments

Next movie in the Academy Award Best Pictures was 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty. I think pretty much everyone knows the story so I won't give any spoilers. The acting is a step above everything seen thus far. The story was presented in a cohesive manner that really allowed Clark Gable to show Mr. Christian's internal turmoil. I do look forward to seeing an eventual transition into more subtle expressions. Most "acting" at this point is on stage and the actors play things up to make emotions stand out in a theater but haven't learned to keep it subtle for the more intimate movie screen.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-14 21:31:44.986707+00 by: Dan Lyke

We haven't been watching much of anything lately, but it'd be interesting to watch something from the '30s back-to-back with, say, Tender Mercies, from 1983. Even comparing some of the longer held shots from the films of the '40s shows that those eras thought about story completely differently. And now that you've poiinted it out, if I could stand sitting through Brokeback Mountain again I'd love to compare that directly with Tender Mercies, to see how the acting and directing took a (mostly) subtle approach but differend by era and expectation.