Posts Tagged ‘acting

04
Oct
19

🔴 Script 7:1 Louis T Steinhil

 

🔴 Script 7:1 Louis T Steinhil (№ 27)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 10/4/2019 in the US (7pm Central/Chicago Time)
Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-9Rj
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/32Xpd34
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/31MdZOx
IMDb (Internet Movie Database): http://imdb.to/33wd4lZ
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2nnZ7XS [ dump of captioning ]
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01
Feb
19

🔴 Script 6:5 Alter Ego

 

🔴 Script 6:5 Alter Ego (№ 131)

 
NBC’s series The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Series created by: Jon Bokenkamp
Program air date: 2/1/2019 in the US (9pm Central/Chicago Time)
Script Permalink: https://wp.me/pDKwi-93f
Entertainment Weekly Recap: http://bit.ly/2BedrWG
🎶 Tunefind for Episode: http://bit.ly/2DONzSJ
Source: Raw Script from Springfield: http://bit.ly/2R6MuxU [ dump of captioning ]
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22
Oct
15

🔴 Script: 3:4 The Djinn

 

🔴 Script: 3:4 The Djinn (№ 43)

 
NBC’s The Blacklist starring James Spader and Megan Boone
Last updated: 10/30/2015 2:50 am CT, Program air date: 10/22/2015 in the US
Script Status = FINAL (minor late edits)
Source: Raw Scripts from Springfield [UK]: http://bit.ly/1VtXhJ6 (dump of captioning)
Permalink: http://wp.me/pDKwi-1R8 ¤ Slideshow link: http://youtu.be/t8iu_GOyQDY
Created by: Jon Bokenkamp
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23
Aug
15

🔴 Why I feature slideshows

 

🔴 Why I feature slideshows

 
Technology

I’ve settled upon using slideshows as a preferred form for visual media for this blog for a couple of reasons. First, I tweet a lot. After each show, I tweet screen shots from the show, trying to capture key moments, quotes and major plot points. It’s sort of like a graphic novel or a scrapbook. So I began including a list of these tweets at the end of each annotated script. These naturally included the links to the screenshots resulting in a very klutzy way to recreate the Twitter experience. So I started looking for some more elegant way to do this and discovered YouTube has developed an app for making slideshows out of photos, turning them into you videos. It’s located here:
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15
Jun
15

🔴 Review of Reviews

 

🔴 Review of Reviews

 
Nothing bothers me more than snarky reviews. Or reviews that seem intended to show how knowledgable the reviewer is rather than tell me something insightful about the show. So I thought I’d turn the tables and review the reviewers. I found all The Blacklist season finale [2:22 Tom Connolly] reviews that showed up on the my first two Google pages and graded them for how helpful and insightful I thought they were.

Maybe even more useful, I took at look at their internet sites and graded those, too. Here, I was looking for functionality as well as for organization and interest.
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24
Mar
15

🔴 For the Love of Lizzington

10
Mar
15

🔴 Season Two Review

 

🔴 Review: Season Two of The Blacklist is even

¤ better than Season One

 
March 10, 2015
 
The glue that holds this show together is the mysterious relationship between Elizabeth “Liz” Keen and the enigmatic, irreverent Raymond, “Red” Reddington. The second season is better in many ways than the first. The bad guys are more realistic and the plot lines explore the realm of international politics and important domestic issues. The research into the background of the procedural aspects of the show holds up well, making it “educational TV” for an America naive about matters like neurobiological research, human trafficking, the “down” side of capitalism and the dangers of secret international agendas (electronic surveillance, the various threats to national sovereignty and insidious threats to security) that threaten democracy. Red’s values come into better focus as matters from his past turn out to have national and international implications.
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20
Jan
15

🔴 Biomimetics Bibliography

04
Jan
15

🔴 Passion & Passivity: Four Films

 

🔴 Passion & Passivity

 
Jan 18, 2015
 

Crash, directed by David Cronenberg (1996).
sex, lies and videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh (1990).
Bad influence, directed by Curtis Hanson (1990).
Secretary, directed by David Shainberg (2002).
 
I’ve been watching some James Spader films from the 1980s and 1990s (to fill the time until The Blacklist starts up again). My response has not been what I expected, especially to Crash, ‘sex, lies & videotape’ and also, Bad Influence and Secretary. This group seems to have a certain coherence, thematically. In all of these, I would say James Spader plays an innocent, even a sexual innocent. I am not saying he is sexually naive, but rather is caught up in situations in which sexuality is an externalized, even emasculating force with which he is trying to cope. In both Crash & sex, lies & videotape, he struggles with impotence; also in both of these, he is just gorgeous, almost feminized at times. He is, in both, more the subject of seduction than its perpetrator. In key scenes in each the camera lingers on his wavy blonde hair and handsome face.
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19
Dec
14

🔴 Fathomless Eyes

“… a submissive, sorrowful contemplation of the great irremediable things …”
Caption source: Jerusha McCormack (2013): Poem on the Mountain: A Chinese Reading of Yeats’s ‘Lapis Lazuli’ http://bit.ly/1AzmRTu

 

🔴 Fathomless Eyes: Neurobiology of the Gaze

 
Jan 7, 2015
 

“Love pierces the heart through the gaze of the eyes”

 

I can’t stop looking at James Spader’s face. I’ve noticed I am not alone in this… It’s as though there were 1000 masks, each one capturing *perfectly* an emotion you didn’t even know existed but that you instantly recognize, and he moves flawlessly from one to the next, sometimes donning several in a second. There must be a name for what he does – micro-acting? I think I saw “close camera acting” somewhere. Anyway, he has nailed it. I am riveted.
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03
Dec
14

[Hiatus] Transcript: JS Talk Stoop Interview (9/2/2014)

Interview w Talk Stoop

I’ve seen this interview quoted in fragments in several places (especially on Tumblr), but the NBCNewYork Site does not have a transcript, nor could I find one anywhere else, so I transcribed it below:
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02
Dec
14

[Hiatus:] Georgia Guidestones & the Super Bowl (12/2/2014)

[cross-posted rom WSJ Speakeasy blog http://on.wsj.com/1ranJJc search by time stamp]

@BC wrote (7:24 pm November 26, 2014): “…Liz has something ‘living’ under her scar. If she dies, then so does whats under there. Why she’s the ‘chosen one’ and why Red said he’s going to make her famous is because she’s the one who has the ANTIDOTE to the evil plan being hatched by the Alliance in 2017…”
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29
Nov
14

[Hiatus:] Tom and Red, again (11/29/2014)

@Belle, I re-read your post on how/why Tom may have worked for Red. It definitely lays out as good a case as can be made. The writers love to “surprise” (jerk around?) the viewers, so I think there is a good chance they may being choosing this route. I found your walk-through soothing in a way.
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26
Nov
14

2:8 Decembrist: Sam & Liz and Red & Liz Parallels (11/25/2014)

Episode 1:22 Berlin (Conclusion) – 2013-2014 Season Finale:

1) Liz: You still haven’t told me how Sam was involved in this.
Red: The way Sam told the story was that one night, an old friend showed up at his door scared. The friend told Sam he was leaving town, that he was in danger and that he needed someone to care for a little girl that her father had died that night in a fire. So Sam took the little girl in, and he raised her as his own always sheltering her from the truth about her biological father.

2) Red: Lizzy, there’s something I want you to understand about your father Sam. That night when he took you in–– without hesitation–– Sam made a difficult choice that changed the course of his life. And that’s where you find yourself now. You can turn away and run from it. You can hide from it. And if you choose to do that, I’ll fly away. Or you can face it and confront it engage it. And maybe–– maybe you prevail and rise above it. <<>> I understand. I’ll be on a plane tonight.
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24
Nov
14

2:6 Mombasa: Megan Boone’s acting is fine (10/27/2014)

Megan Boone’s acting is just fine. In the comment version of the first season pilot, it was said that when they showed a first cut to an audience, the audience wanted a “softer” Liz, so they softened her character. I wouldn’t want her like Claire Danes in Homeland for instance. Whatever Red & Liz’s relationship ends up being, it’s the inexplicable fascination of an intriguing older man for a capable but inexperienced (and lovely) younger woman that gives the show its mystery and tension.
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