(This is the first post I've entirely tucked below the fold. I feel . . . dirty?)
The Machinist (2004):
Batman Begins (2005):
Just so I have this straight: a method actor exploded at a director of photography for twice interrupting his sight line while fiddling with the lights after the director had yelled "SETTLE!" and "ACTION!" and this is newsworthy? No.
But since I discussed method acting with my class yesterday I thought I might point out that he almost remains in character throughout the tongue-lashing. (His anglicized Welsh accent briefly appears.) The class angle, for those interested, comes from my "situating the rhetorical performance in its historical context" exercise. To understand the significance of a thing, you have to understand the culture it comes from. I leave the larger question of why I teach popular culture to my undergraduate mentor, Pat McGee, from whom I learned by example: