The Virtue Of Emotion In Film Making By Alan Rickman

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“Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.” Quoted by Alan Rickman, Rickman reminds us how impactful this multimodal art form can be to the eye of the beholder. Emotion is a virtue when experiencing professional production, as actors can give and take this crucial sense, it seems to grow as they continue their role. Emotion is played by the actor but left for understanding by the audience. As stage right filled with bursts of hateful bickering, the audience could only wonder what was to occur as they laid their eyes on an empty set. These voices seemed to be the only thing occupying the dark room. The arguments set an unsettling mood for the scene to …show more content…
Throughout the play, Mary played a confident woman who was always sure about her decisions and future outcomes, but in this certain scene, she let the situation get the best of her. Mary was expecting a phone call from her runaway son while trying to explain the situation to her daughter that entered from stage left. As Mary broke down mid-conversation she exposed herself getting smaller on stage and that’s when her actions became genuine to the audience. Knowing what it feels like to receive dreadful news and to drop everything in front of you made me relate to her pain that much more. The way her arms quivered when she answered an expected phone call and the slight hesitation to answer showed me that she was not as confident as she led herself to be. It made me believe that she played a character who could only fake her emotions until situations like this one revealed her true colors. As she gained the courage to answer the phone there was a huge difference in the tone of her voice. Finally reaching for the phone you could see all of the strength in her body being sent to her arm, it was an uneasy and difficult reach. These actions definitely reinforced the idea of her becoming smaller on set. As she answered with little to no strength at all her voice, which was once deep and full of confidence, became softer and troubled. As her mouth quivered in anxiety, her mumbled words turned into nothing but vicious sobbing. Her shoulders that remained high throughout the play became slouched down in this scene. Her broad back that once stood straight with perfect posture suddenly collapsed. As she continued to absorb the scene’s situation you could physically see the withdrawal of her character. As her character physically remained on stage you feel the absence of her character emotionally. This scene shifted the theme of the

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