Lately, I've been taking scenes that I like from films and deconstructing them. It's always great to watch a great actor perform and see how (s)he approaches their craft. I've taken a scene from the movie, "Sideways" where Paul Giamatti's character is playing golf with his buddy played by Thomas Haden Church. He keeps talking while Giamatti's character is concentrating on playing golf, finally causing him to throw the club down and yell at him, telling him to: "Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP! Jeezus christ man, what the hell is wrong with...would you pleease just SHUT UPPPP! FFFFUUCK!!"(Click on the line to see the clip)
I love the tension that Giamatti gets with his character. Every beat and accent feels just right in the scene. Plus, the staggers on his arms are AMAZING when you frame through them. If you can put that into an animated scene, you'd definitely have gold.
It's great how he pauses right before he drops the "F Bomb" too. And he uses the action of ripping the velcro from his glove as an accent as he turns away. Amazing stuff.
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