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Wednesday, 04 February 2009

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Jake

Bale is a competent actor but I don't find him extraordinarily talented or even brave. This outburst--where he proves what an egotistical bully he can be--should be a sign that he takes his job and possibly himself way too seriously. Lighten up Batman. This is Terminator 4, not brain surgery.

I noticed his accent does shift a lot throughout the clip. I think he has been forced to use different accents so many times that now he has come up with some new kind of accent unique only to him.

Scott Eric Kaufman

I don't think he's being an egotistical bully so much as a method actor responding to someone who repeatedly makes the same character-breaking mistake. In other words, I take it as a given that he takes his job way too seriously---that's the method way. As for his accent, I think it's sort of charming that he's so flustered he drops his accent. After all, he does his damnedest to keep it throughout the months of shooting---press junkets included---but this guy has him so flustered he starts speaking like himself. (And the bit at the end, where he says, "Seriously, you're a nice guy, and I like you, but help me out here and be a fucking professional" strikes me as the kind of thing a decent person says at wit's end.)

Adam Roberts

I have only one thing to say to you, Scott. Am I going to walk around and tuck your tucking post down below the fold, in the middle of a scene? Then why the tuck are you tucking the whole post down there? Ah-da-da-dah, like this below the fold. What the tuck is it with you? What don't you tucking understand? You got any tucking idea about, hey, it's tucking distracting having the whole post below the fold like that? What don't you get about it?

Adam Roberts

You'll have to imagine me slipping from my 'American' accent into the intonation of the land of my fathers, and back again.

I call this: 'method blogging'.

Jake

I don't think he's being an egotistical bully so much as a method actor responding to someone who repeatedly makes the same character-breaking mistake. In other words, I take it as a given that he takes his job way too seriously---that's the method way.

This almost makes me think Bale was having an identity crisis similar to the one Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller had near the end of Tropic Thunder. Heh! I don't know much about method acting other than what is popularly said about it, but Bale still should have shown some professionalism, especially when the DP apologized to him several times and even explained himself at Bale's request. I also like how Bale refused to listen to McG and even told him what to do. You go, Bale! I still fear for his sanity... maybe he should take some time off from playing pretend and get in touch with himself for a few years.

After all, he does his damnedest to keep it throughout the months of shooting---press junkets included---but this guy has him so flustered he starts speaking like himself.

I noticed that when he was doing press stuff for Batman Begins, but he quit doing that when doing press for The Dark Knight. I think he's getting fed up with it. I don't blame him.

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