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I showed a single scene of The Wire to my wife, where Bubbles is visited by Steve Earle and breaks down over his buddy's death. I gave her no set-up, just showed her the scene cold (she is an actress and director). She was in tears. One of the best scenes of physical acting I've ever seen. There are so many of these "best moments" in the Wire, where the writing and the acting just come together and you go "Wow!"
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2013 on Open Mike: Real Stories at The Online Photographer
I'm a fan of Japanese anime (well, some of it) and one of the thing that strikes me is the seriousness and complexity of the storytelling. Nuance and change are the hall marks of the characterization, and audiences are not treated like stupid idiots. The storytelling parameters are completely different from most commercial hollywood fare (animation and live action), though not terribly different from what makes The Wire, or Winter's Bone, so good. Sci-fi is the most depressing genre of (US) film for me, because that should lift us up, challenge us, make us think and question, and inspire us...but instead we use all that imagination to get some lady undressed and have her battle a slimy octopus. For a good example of animation for adults, and in the sci-fi genre, check out Space Brothers on crunchyroll. It's a story about astronauts but without the slimy pods.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2013 on Open Mike: Real Stories at The Online Photographer
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