How to become a top actor?
How to make the awards ceremonies of major film festivals unpleasant for you, and still have to queue up to present the awards to you?
There are always a few “outliers” in the circle that fascinate people.
For example, today’s protagonist:
genius debut, nominated for an Oscar at the age of 26; The youth fell, and at the age of 36, he decided to quit the circle, went to play rap, and fell off the stage drunk; Middle-aged awakened, after his return, he almost became a god and won awards one after another, but he always looked disdainful when he accepted the award, and even cursed, and then continued the following year…
It may not be recognizable on the screen.
He can be a spirited and ambitious Roman prince;
It can be a tired worker who is lonely and fearful;
It can also be scrawny, weird and seeping “terrorists” …
Which face will it become this time?
Hold your horses.
Top performances are never the most superficial “face”.
“Friends and Friends”
Poster “spoiler” movie temperament
Light, clean and flabby.
Two starring actors:
The actor who carved the word “lonely” into the bone marrow, in order to interpret the “uncle” well, lost 47 pounds in “Joker”, and gained weight to 150 pounds in 6 months.
△ The rubber man is online, and Christian Bale calls the insider
A very spiritual little actor, Little Marius in “Les Miserables”, Little Prince Harry in “The White Princess”. This time, his performance was even predicted as the next child star who may win an Oscar.
Rotten Tomatoes freshness 94%, Douban 8.0, independent film company A24’s Chong Ao Li work.
But compared to two.
Sir admires the director’s “acting skills” even more.
Ostensibly, it’s a lyrical essay by a single uncle taking his 9-year-old nephew to roam the city under Debussy’s Moonlight.
In fact, there is a sharp silver needle hidden –
Crazy temptation between “pricking you” and “tickling you”.
In a trance.
It has led you to expose the softest corners of your heart and complete healing.
The “three faces” of the movie, Sir will show you one by one.
The work of the male protagonist Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix), a radio reporter.
Interview children at different young stages to record their views and conjectures about life, life, and the city of the future.
An amiable child king?
The Great Demon King will arrive on the battlefield in 0.01 seconds.
Johnny was urgently summoned to Los Angeles by his sister, who had an accident at home and needed Johnny to help her take care of her 9-year-old nephew Jesse (Woody Norman).
This is the first face of the movie – uncle and nephew.
The uncle is a good uncle, but the nephew is not an ordinary child.
Pretty, smart, precocious, according to mom’s description, and a little eccentric.
During the meal, he would tell his uncle how the trees communicated with each other, and the top students showed it.
He likes to play role-playing, imagining his mother having a child who died early, or pretending to be an “orphan” and “staying overnight” in his own home.
Compared with his nephew’s precociousness and intelligence, “Old Churro” Johnny actually looks a little
After the two people got acquainted, they began to “make friends”
The uncle has work habits in his relationship with the children, and he seems very “real”.
Playing cosplay, he was criticized by his nephew for poor acting skills.
△ actor: I can’t act in this paragraph
You can beg for mercy or obedience, but Johnny has to ask: Can we play something normal?
The nephew raised an eyebrow.
So, what is normal, and who defines normal?
The uncle was completely asked.
At fairy tale time in the evening, his nephew interjected to ask him about his feelings.
No matter how hard John tries to maintain his demeanor, he can’t help but break his defenses.
– “Just arrived at this strange place-“
– Do you still love her?
-…… I love it too
– Then why did you separate
He couldn’t answer, two people who love each other, why don’t they get married, why they break up …
He did not expect that his nephew was more “real” than him.
Behind the more real, is the unwillingness to fool.
The film also shows the first layer of sharpness at this point
Johnny’s work and life is to ask questions and listen to other people’s feelings and thoughts, and even review and summarize every night.
But his family relationship and life are dull pains, and he chooses to ignore, paralyze and forget.
The nephew was fairy and pierced the layer of window paper.
When we don’t want to take the time to listen to ourselves, we will eventually lose the ability to express our hearts.
At first, everything was under Johnny’s control.
He fully respected his nephew and even involved him in interviews, taught him how to listen to headphones, how to use a tape recorder and a wool rod …
The two wandered and wandered the streets of the city.
The golden beach records the sound of seagulls and rolling waves.
Under the Brooklyn Bridge, listen to the whistling of the subway passing over the tracks.
On the streets, parade with the song team under the blazing sun and laugh.
Although they came to different cities because of work, for children,
Cities are just cities, emotions are the bond.
Even Johnny’s colleagues liked his nephew.
After all, who doesn’t like a 9-year-old kid who talks about “conspiracy theories” and can still talk and laugh with you about fund stocks?
The more we get along, the more we realize that the person who controls this relationship is never Johnny.
Johnny and Jesse had three emotional “hide-and-seek.”
For the first time, in the supermarket.
Johnny rejected his nephew’s request for a purchase, adding a self-righteous sermon.
In response, the nephew played “disappear”.
The nephew just wanted to see Johnny’s panicked face as he searched for himself.
The second time, Chinatown, New York.
Johnny and his colleagues had been on the phone for a long time, and his nephew was getting impatient.
In the turbulent flow of people, it “disappeared” again.
It was hard to find, but the nephew said,
It was Johnny who lost himself.
After this one came out.
The film gradually reveals a second face – “Father and Son”.
Two people who have been lonely for a long time form a “temporary father and son”.
They both have to renew an unfamiliar relationship.
For the nephew.
He is afraid of losing attention, afraid of being left behind, but his personality will not let him show weakness easily.
After the anger subsides, the person becomes calm and cold.
I’m not familiar with you
I also never had the power to choose
For Johnny, how to break the game?
He wasn’t sure.
I took off my glasses, snorted a few times, and finally apologized with Jesse’s encouragement.
Also unexpectedly received an apology from Jesse.
Children are the mirror of their parents.
When you look at each other, you will reflect your weakness and subtlety, your past and future.
Every argument will make the emotions of the two enter a deeper kink.
And a third time, to the airport in a taxi.
For work reasons, Johnny wants to send his nephew back to Los Angeles, and time is tight, but the latter suddenly has a stomach and wants to go to the bathroom.
Yes, again “tactical evasion”.
He didn’t want to leave Johnny and go home to cause trouble for his mother.
And strategically, he was no longer repressed, and for the first time took the initiative to be honest and honest, revealing his heart:
I’m sorry Johnny I’m sorry
I don’t want to go home
My mom would only grieve for my dad
And my dad wasn’t there at all
The family chaos caused by his father’s illness was also a knot in his heart.
Jesse used his fierce intuition and sensibility to pierce the layer of window paper in Johnny’s depressed heart.
And Johnny is also using adult reason and seriousness to gradually break through Jesse’s heart that is hot on the outside and cold on the inside.
The relationship between children and adults should never be just controlled and controlled.
It is a two-way exploration of two lives.
Director Mike Mills, nominated for several Oscars.
If the biggest charm of movies in one dimension is to create dreams, then Mills has clearly gone to the other extreme.
Close to the plain, close to life, close to the truth.
He is good at depicting the skin and texture of life based on his own experience, and then alludes to the anxieties of the entire era.
“Women of the 20th Century” is based on his mother’s experience raising him, “The Beginner” is in honor of his father, and “The Thumb Sucker” focuses on adolescent anxiety.
He cares about every loved one who has left a mark on our lives.
The inspiration for “Friends and Companions” also came from his and his son’s life experiences while filming the documentary.
Why do you choose black and white for a film that shows the sights of Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and more?
Because of the minimalism of the color dimension, the audience can focus on the extreme complexity of the characters’ emotions.
In an ordinary medium-sized supermarket, the child suddenly disappears, the mirror makes himself repeatedly hit the wall, the phone and the doorbell ring at the same time, the sound is louder and louder, like an alarm bell.
Johnny’s panic and helplessness were infinitely amplified in such noise.
This pushed his anger when he discovered that it was a prank to the top.
And the actors, whether it is the tone of voice when speaking, or the body movements, are like being cut from the fragments of life and sewn together in a traceless way.
When Jesse and Johnny had a fight for the first time, and Jesse asked what was wrong with his father, Johnny shook his body slightly, touched his beard, and avoided Jesse’s gaze.
Hesitation, tangle, snorting.
I don’t know how to tell the truth, and I don’t want to lie.
Johnny didn’t say a word, but Jesse captured all his physical information.
He was silent, looked down, and subconsciously shook his head when Johnny asked if he wanted to call Vivi.
But the trembling of his body, the choking of his throat, and the emotions that had been accumulated for a long time broke his defense in an instant.
The natural reality of all this is inseparable from the performance of the actors, and even more inseparable from the scheduling of the director.
The parade scene in New Orleans involved 400 extras, while in New York, Johnny lost Jesse on a crowded street and needed 300 extras, two video cameras, and a city bus.
——MIKE MILLS ON HIS DRAMA FOR THE TENDER-HEARTED ‘C’MON C’MON’
This is a “stunt” of the new era.
Compared with the dazzling spaceship universe and space science fiction, the director captures the subtle emotional changes.
And such a “small” also echoes the voices of thousands of children.
All the interviews in the film are real and unscripted.
△ Source: PopMatters.com
Interview with the indigenous people who live in the decaying motor city of Detroit in the process of modernization.
Interview with immigrants from all over the world, in the booming big city of New York.
They say you’re from Detroit, where everything sucks
And I’d say, you know what, you didn’t live there, you didn’t go to school there
I grew up living there
Environmental pollution, ecological crisis, racial discrimination, class strife and insurmountability… These serious issues have a variety of strange ways to open up in the eyes of children.
But they always start from their own lives, not talk about it.
These interviews are also woven into the film, forming a wonderful chorus.
It ends up mixing into the last face of the movie – self.
Adults are too prone to closing themselves off emotionally.
It was the appearance of his nephew that broke down this barrier.
Johnny just started getting along with his nephew, and he thought that the baby was smart and sensible, and he was quite easy to bring.
In turn, he taught his sister to “get used to” when encountering children’s troubles.
My sister said: I love him, but I can never get used to him.
Until Johnny was robbed later, he slapped his face.
My sister also told her nephew directly and honestly.
Even if we love each other again
We will never know each other in its entirety
Children are both an extension of life and an accelerated consumption of life.
Maybe it’s not just friends who should be called out, not just family.
It’s our own hearts.
We should take our emotions seriously.
How should people get along with their emotions and how they should get along with the emotions of the times.
At first, when Jesse pointed the microphone at Johnny and asked if he was lonely, Johnny smiled contemptuously.
Who really cares what I say
Balabarabara… Say everything is the same
But later, Johnny changed his ways.
The day before Johnny was to send his nephew home.
The nephew was sad and dazed, turning into a rejection of his mother’s call, walking in the woods, with a bad temper for Johnny and a “I’m fine”.
But you know, you’re not good, and it’s okay.
It’s okay if you’re sad, angry, and wronged.
In modern life, language is a sharp blade, a tool for mutual interests, and a weapon for self-protection.
But forget its most basic function, expression and release.
It doesn’t have to be utilitarian, or even to be accepted by others.
It can just be a natural flow of emotion, just balabaraba.
Because only release the body.
to liberate the soul.
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