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“The truth is, if it isn’t abused, the Method can help. The Method school of acting came from the theories of Konstantin Stanislavsky, director of the Moscow Arts Theatre. Stanislavsky encouraged actors to ‘respond as much to their own inner feelings...

Tedesci’s “Camel”

The Impressionistic, Fantastical Cinematic Self-Portrait by Erica Abeel, August 20, 2004 It takes chutzpah to ask viewers to empathize with a heroine who suffers from an excess of money. Yet in her enthralling first feature, director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (who also...

“Goodbye, Lenin”; Hello, Wolfgang Becker

(by Patricia Thomson, August 9, 2004) Who would have guessed that a comedy about the fall of East Germany would become a smash success? But “Good Bye, Lenin!” is that and much more. Its box office already dwarfs that of “Run Lola Run,”...

Brad Davis (1949-1991)

Are there actors you admire or careers that give you inspiration? I borrow from everybody. John Hurt gave me some very good advice. When we were doing Midnight Express, I took investigating your navel to the limit – that Method acting attitude that if you...