Movies, tv shows and musicals inspire me to continue my desire to persue acting.

Here are some of my favorites and why:

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WALK THE LINE.          

Walk the line is one of my favorite movies firstly because i love Johnny cash and his music and secondly because there are 2 of my favorite actors in it. The movie is all about Johnny Cash’s life especailly focusing on his music and love life. The story of his life is also really interesting and inspiring. The acting by Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon who play Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash is also a plus in this movie as they really potray the characters emotions and feelings really well.  They also sing a lot of Johnny Cash’s and June Carter-Cash’s songs in the movie which gives the movie an element of musical and also help tell his story throughout the movie.

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This movie is a really inspiring movie about success, failure, family, death and love. The character Claire (Kirsten Dunst), is an incredibly positive person and helps, Drew(Orlando Bloom) get through his failure, his fathers death and pretty much ‘saves him’.

 

 

These movies and musicals have some of the best songs and dance sequences in them. They are also fun to watch and inspiring.

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These t.v shows have really great story lines and great actors to play the characters. All three also have an element of humor in them and can be quite funny. They also can relate to real life people and events. 

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April 24, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Performance. Acting.

Acting and drama is something i started to take seriously in high school when i got major roles in school productions and toke drama classes. I had been doing dancing since i was 3 and stopped when i was 14, which then led me to fall into drama.

I don’t really know how to explain why i like acting and drama but i guess it has something to do with being able to portray and interpret a character and sometimes relating to someone in real life with that character. I also prefer something as hands on as acting rather than something like writing or solving problems.

I enjoy both acting for screen and acting on stage although i don’t have very much experience, which i hope to change.

I am really inspired to continue acting when i watch my favorite actors and actresses in movies or in t.v shows.

Here are some of my favorites…   

Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Mischa Barton, Hilaire Burton, Kirsten Dunst, Julie Andrews, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts, Joaquin Pheonix, Heath Ledger, Hugh Laurie and Peter Gallagher.  

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April 16, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Billy Elliot- The Musical!

I never thought writing these blogs would be a hard thing for me to do each week. I just had the idea that i could collect everything that inspires me and then each week throw something together and post it on a blog. However, its been a difficult task to think of what to put on my blog and i’ve been having difficulty with how to start off showing what inspires me, this is probably because i always have trouble with starting things.

This blog is supposed to be a start to sharing, in detail, the things that really inspire me. In my preferred area of ‘performance’, specifically acting, there are many things that inspire me, but there are also many other things in other areas that inspire me. This is what i’ve come down to as being my problem in completing these blogs. I don’t want to throw the things that aren’t in my area away and not use them for these blogs because they are also really important to me and could help me come up with a great idea to pitch.

 

So, while having trouble trying to figure out what this blog could focus on, i decided that i could talk about the musical Billy Elliot that i saw at the theatre on Saturday night and that i really loved.

I then realised that talking about the show in this blog counted as something that really inspires me and also happens to fall into my chosen area.

Billy Elliot- The Musical = 

For my birthday, my friend Rachel , brought me a ticket to go and watch Billy Elliot- The Musical because she knows i love musicals and knows that i really wanted to watch it.

i thought the show was really good and the child actors in the show were amazing especially the boy who played Billy.  

The boy who played Billy, who is 12 years old, said in the program that he had only been dancing since 2005, which amazed me because he was so good. The rest of the cast, including the adults, the young girl dancers and the ensemble also made the show really exciting to watch.

Watching such high scale theatre performances, like Billy Elliot makes me want to be a part of performances like them because they inspire me and because i could defiantly see myself preforming in shows like these as part of my career. 

 

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April 7, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.