dorinda: Cutter and Skywise, believing they're about to part for good, share an intense hug. (Cutter-Skywise-angstyhug)
posted by [personal profile] dorinda at 02:12pm on 20/01/2017 under , , ,
Already I am finding joy from my reading list, so thank you all very much, and I will try to chime in!

First off, I encourage participation in the thread on sdwolfpup's journal, asking for "some pure, unadulterated ship squee" (friendship included!). Go forth and comment and squee!

Second off, I'd like to copy movies-michelle's offer to write little comment fics. So:

Give a fandom and a one word prompt, and I will write a little comment fic for you. Suggested fandoms include (in alphabetical order): Almost Human, Master & Commander (movie or books), Ocean's 11, Peacemakers, Person of Interest, Rejseholdet, Sinbad, Star Trek (TOS), The Sting. But if you have some other request, run it by me, you never know. :D
dorinda: Two hands, one dangling a silver Comedy mask and one dangling a gold Tragedy mask, under the words THE PLAYERS. (Sting_players)
For More Joy Day, I thought I'd share a couple of videos I've been rewatching recently, both of which suit my personal competence kink right down to the ground.

First, there's Michael Caine in a BBC program from 1987, giving a detailed class on the specific art of film acting:



He's such a master of the craft, and he demonstrates it so clearly. I adore watching him unpack the crucial differences between stage acting and film. He talks for instance about the use (or rather the non-use) of blinking, which is never something I even think about when I'm watching a movie, but it's a really big deal to an actor in closeup!

The other video is a detailed, slow-motion explanation by a dance teacher of Mikhail Baryshnikov's eleven-pirouette scene in the movie "White Nights," where Gregory Hines's character bets Baryshnikov's character that he can't do eleven pirouettes in one go, in his street clothes:



He painstakingly points out the tiny details of how it was done, and I'm riveted. (I must recommend the movie, too--the dance scenes are SO GOOD, and it's also quite slashy/OT3ish!)

EDITED TO ADD: here's a clip of that pirouette scene to show it in context (not visually great, and embedding is unfortunately disabled, but still good): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UBVjAZQpi4

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