Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Long Goodbye

If you want to see really good screen acting, just watch the last couple of minutes of 'The Long Good Friday' and watch Hoskins go through a dozen emotions just using his massive face and expressive eyes. Subtle, believable, you can read his frantic jumble of thoughts so well that it doesn't need anything apart from a big close up - the moving picture that says a thousand words. The car journey from hell - to hell.    

1 comment:

  1. I was oddly reminded of this by the scene in Take Me High where Cliff is driving up to Brum; emoting and internal-dialoguing away. But of course Cliff's is a "bit" worse than this.