Hm. Just decided, I’m Embedding The Al Pacino Interview From 60 Minutes Again.
Because if you turn the sound off, and watch it again, especially Pacino’s acting work from the first decade of his acting career, it becomes clear why, he, an unknown actor, was given the lead in The Godfather. As Michael Corleone.
You can see, if you watch his eyes, some of why he is a great actor, No accidents here, that he won all those awards.
So please, watch the beginning again, at least, and stay focused on his eyes.
There’s a small, separate thing I’d like to you to watch again, additionally. Look at the screentest for The Godfather. (Again, with the sound off because that only distracts from what I wish to show.)
At the very beginning, just before and after the clapboard, something caught my attention that’s just seconds on a video. It’s quite insightful.
*Smiling.*I am not done with Al Pacino. No, noooo.
I’ve planned a few topics to cover, that don’t necessarily make or break performances, rather creates a strong difference on acting level. Outcome. Capabilities that make really amazing performances; acting traits that make someone who is even an unknown with no credits, do an audition far superior to even very experienced, high level, acting peers.
Al Pacino has a certain acting genius…[I think I know why, and how. Apologies for arrogance.]
Some of the topics that I am soon writing about:
- Al Pacino’s eyes
- Privacy in acting on stage, on camera
- What Pacino calls the ‘Private Time’ that all actors need, in prep
- Organic Acting, Authentic Acting–vs– Being A Player
- Michael Corleone, The Character as written, and who Al Pacino built
While I mull over how to best + simply explain the some of the acting genius of Al Pacino…
…I request you to prep by re-watching some of this rare interview. Mull over Al Pacino, the actor, too…after you watch the parts I suggest.
Then we’ll have a crazy-great discussion, perhaps?
I hope so. I know I’m ready…
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