Monday, February 20, 2012

A Little Study In Movement Thanks To "Lars and The Real Girl"

I don’t have much to blog about, but I just had to share a clip from a movie I’m crazy about. I love Ryan Gosling, first of all, but the story is one of the more endearing ones I’ve seen in a while.

When I find a movie I like, I usually try to watch it again when it is fresh on my brain. Instead of watching for the story, I watch the characters and their reactions to what’s happening around them. Movement and description can be difficult to effectively pull off for a writer, especially with so many characters furrowing their brows or nodding and the endless chuckling...fuhgetaboutit. Movement is where we truly see who a character is without being told through blatant narration.

Ryan Gosling did an amazing job in this flick. The blinking eyes, the smell of his baby blanket he keeps around his neck like a scarf, the reactions of supporting players to him. 

Good stuff. 


6 comments:

Pam Asberry said...

OMG, Diana, this is one of my favorite movies EVER. Underwatched and underappreciated, for sure! And yeah, I dig Ryan Gosling. I wonder: is he single? Sorry, gotta run, I'm off to Google that...

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I've never seen that one! Wonder if ny daughter has - she watches a bigger variety of films than me. But you're so right about character and movement - it's why we go on about showing and not telling in stories.

mooderino said...

A sweet film but very odd. I think people will be surprised when they find out what it's about.

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Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I haven't seen this, but it sounds awesome!

Cordelia Dinsmore said...

This one somehow got by me, but after watching the trailer, I have to check it out. Hilarious.