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christopher guest on improv

PostPosted: March 29th, 2012, 4:15 pm
by beardedlamb
i dont agree with all of this but some of it is very illuminating, especially for people who like to do or direct improv on film.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G61Wz45bDDc&context=C4a11f8bADvjVQa1PpcFPZZ8x0UXQx5Nk5aBjAqNrrQGV6AFR5qr0=[/youtube]

PostPosted: March 29th, 2012, 7:46 pm
by Roy Janik
"Is narrative a problem... at ALL?"

"No."

*Whew*. That settles it.

PostPosted: March 30th, 2012, 9:46 am
by happywaffle
I just realized, for the first time ever, that Christopher Guest is American and not British.

:shock:

PostPosted: March 30th, 2012, 10:02 am
by Brad Hawkins
happywaffle wrote:I just realized, for the first time ever, that Christopher Guest is American and not British.

:shock:

He's a British lord. That's probably why you were confused.

PostPosted: March 30th, 2012, 10:27 am
by Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell
happywaffle wrote:I just realized, for the first time ever, that Christopher Guest is American and not British.

:shock:


he also does not have polydactyly...

PostPosted: March 30th, 2012, 5:24 pm
by ratliff
I just realized, for the first time ever, that Charlie Rose is Ryan Hill.

Oh?

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2012, 9:49 am
by Ryan Hill
ratliff wrote:I just realized, for the first time ever, that Charlie Rose is Ryan Hill.


What do you mean, John? I want your best. I want you to explain this better than you ever have.


;-)

PostPosted: April 2nd, 2012, 10:09 am
by Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell
this was clearly filmed a while ago (coinciding with A Mighty Wind)...i wonder if he's seen any narrative improv since then that's changed his mind.

i've had the "can you train/teach people how to act?" discussion a lot. i think you can cultivate and train the talent that's already there, but i don't think you can "teach" talent out of nothing. so i mostly agree with him on that point.

PostPosted: April 27th, 2012, 12:47 pm
by DollarBill
It's interesting to me that he talks to people instead of auditioning them. I have met a lot of improvisers in passing in Chicago and I haven't figured out a ton of correlation between actions/conversations in real life and show quality. But then maybe that's why I'm not a famous director.

PostPosted: April 27th, 2012, 1:56 pm
by Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell
DollarBill wrote:It's interesting to me that he talks to people instead of auditioning them. I have met a lot of improvisers in passing in Chicago and I haven't figured out a ton of correlation between actions/conversations in real life and show quality. But then maybe that's why I'm not a famous director.


yeah...yeah, THAT'S why...