Once upon a screen...

Years ago, while taking a film course on Hollywood’s, “The Studio Years,” I was given what I thought then was an odd assignment.  We were discussing the period in Hollywood when an acting “technique,” for lack of a better word, referred to as “The Method” changed attitudes toward acting, acting preparation and filmmaking to some degree.  Based on readings and discussions on the topic, and of course watching the films and performances we’d chosen, we then had to compare two films and “method” performances and put our thoughts and commentaries in a film journal we had to submit at the end of the semester.

As things go, I watched both of the films I compared that day fairly recently and thought of posting some commentary on each but I was going through old paperwork not long ago and found that journal.  So, I thought this comparison might be…

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