Frank Miller praises actors
You know I love films, I really do, and I love actors and actresses, particularly the ones that can pull you into a character and make you feel a wealth of emotion, if an actor can make me forget who they are then they have a unique talent in my book.
However Frank Miller is going well over the top with his latest posting, which makes us "normal" people sound like idiots in the presence of gods.
He does have some interesting things to say, and he's providing some positive things to say about his The Spirit film, but he does go overboard and totally turns me off to what he's saying.
"I challenge anybody to match the intelligence of Dan Lauria, Bruce Willis, Carla Gugino, or Scarlett Johansson. I dare anybody to challenge the wisdom and gravitas exuded by the sheer presence of actors like Rutger Hauer or Powers Booth"
Yes, I agree, they are great actors, and I am sure they are intelligence, but remember the audience that you're trying to sell too, that's sounding a little bit condescending and perhaps too close to preaching.
Follow a Doctor or Nurse around for a day, head out with a policeman or someone from the Armed Forces, look at one of those jobs of the people who climb all over electricity pylons all day, follow a paramedic or ambulance person.
Now that paragraph sounds much more applicable.
I understand what Frank Miller is saying, and indeed the rest of his entry on The Spirit website (I say website because it isn't really a blog) through Superhero Hype says just that, but that paragraph is really playing it up a bit too much. Actors are great, but come on.