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(Boston Globe)   "These days we only really encounter mime in street performances, but its roots are as a high art"   (bostonglobe.com ) divider line
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2014-08-10 01:15:44 AM  
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FTFA: In, World War II, Marceau was wanted by the Gestapo for helping Jewish youths forge identity cards.

Wow.  Had no idea.

RIP, quiet hero
 
2014-08-10 08:21:08 AM  
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2014-08-10 08:30:57 AM  
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2014-08-10 08:43:12 AM  
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2014-08-10 08:55:50 AM  
I was stuck in a bad mime-share for years before I was able to get rid of it

Every second week of June they would deliver him in that stupid invisible box...
 
2014-08-10 09:04:47 AM  
Seriously. Who the fark wakes up one day and says to them self, "I want to be a mime" ?
 
2014-08-10 09:40:23 AM  
I had the pleasure of seeing Marcel Marceau twice in my younger days. It's impossible to descibe the fluidity of his movements, I really enjoyed it.
His act is where Michael Jackson got the Moonwalk.

Also, it was hilarious that Marceau had the only speaking part in Mel Brooks Silent Movie - all he said was "Yes" iirc.
 
2014-08-10 09:47:57 AM  

abhorrent1: Seriously. Who the fark wakes up one day and says to them self, "I want to be a mime" ?


Heh. I never had a moment when I woke up one morning and thought, "I want to be a clown." I wanted to be an actor! I was working for a theatrical group right out of high school. And then one day, while in rehearsals for a production of "Alice in Wonderland," the circus came to town and had auditions for Clown College. I went thinking it sounded fun. What I wasn't prepared for was how much I would just fall in love with it! And here I am, twenty years later, still clowning. Heck, I just got back from Dallas this week where I was auditioning for Ringling again because I had such a great time the first time I worked for them.

I think it's just one of those things that happens. Sure there are probably some people who are fascinated by mimes and that's what they want to be, but I think a majority of them try it on a lark and discover that they are good at it and really enjoy it.
 
2014-08-10 10:02:39 AM  
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2014-08-10 10:08:15 AM  
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One day, hopefully, this will receive a legit release.

/TCM airs it every greaaaaaat once in a while. And most of the bootleg DVD's are sourced from that.


Think Night of the Living Dead as directed by 1985-era Tim Burton following a binge watch of all of Chuck Jones cartoons.
 
2014-08-10 10:09:02 AM  
...Jones'...
 
2014-08-10 10:09:11 AM  

lindalouwho: Also, it was hilarious that Marceau had the only speaking part in Mel Brooks Silent Movie - all he said was "Yes" iirc.


Close...
 
2014-08-10 10:11:56 AM  

abhorrent1: Seriously. Who the fark wakes up one day and says to them self, "I want to be a mime" ?


Like pedophilia, it's thrust on you from an early age.
 
2014-08-10 10:20:18 AM  

abhorrent1: Seriously. Who the fark wakes up one day and says to them self, "I want to be a mime" ?


Well, no one actually SAYS it

/they sort of act it out
//a mime is a wonderful thing to waste
 
2014-08-10 10:24:25 AM  

LonMead: lindalouwho: Also, it was hilarious that Marceau had the only speaking part in Mel Brooks Silent Movie - all he said was "Yes" iirc.

Close...


Haha, thanks!
 
2014-08-10 10:36:48 AM  
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2014-08-10 10:55:37 AM  
One I saw a mime drowning.  So I threw him an invisible rope.
 
2014-08-10 11:58:24 AM  
Eyewitless news reporter: "If you became invisible, what would you do first?"
Person on the street: "I'd go to Paris, find a performing street mime and beat him to death; the round of applause he'd get would be astounding."
 
2014-08-10 12:23:23 PM  
Saw Marceau perform ca. 1970 during my theatrical salad days. As TFA implies, her was truly sui generis.
 
2014-08-10 11:15:15 PM  
Cue Sophie Marceu transluscent nightie.jpg

/bunk, I'll be in mine
 
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