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(Contact Music)   From the already a Fark headline file: Has Shia Labeouf's Method Acting Gone Too Far?   ( contactmusic.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, method acting, Gone Too Far, Shia Labeouf, Sigur Ros, von Trier, even steven, Too Far, Robert Redford  
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2012-08-29 01:37:29 PM  
2 votes:
If you try to method act without talent, you'll just end up Nic Cage-ing all over the place.
2012-08-29 12:03:16 PM  
2 votes:
Look, I give the kid credit. I really do.

Think about it: Most child stars get thrown out with the bathwater once they hit puberty, but he managed to hang on, and crack through. And after he realized that doing the big, stupid, Michael Bay-brand action crap he was being spoon-fed was no way to go, he made the conscious choice to do smaller, more interesting stuff where he actually got to stretch a little, and challenge himself. And now he's going a step further by emulating the people he looks up to.

Is he my favorite actor? No. Did he take a nice big dump on the "Indiana Jones" series? Yeah (but, to be fair, he shares a pretty small portion of the blame for that). Regardless...He seems to be making some pretty respectable choices as he matures, and passing up big, easy paychecks to do stuff he feels good about. And I have a really hard time dinging him for that.
2012-08-29 09:30:28 AM  
2 votes:
No no no no no no no no
2012-08-29 07:52:22 PM  
1 vote:
This reminds me of the old story about how, during the filming of Marathon Man, Dustin Hoffman (definitely a Method actor) came in looking like total shiat, and Lawrence Olivier asked him what was wrong. Hoffman responded that he'd been awake more than 24 hours, because in the scene they would be shooting, his character had been awake for a very long time as well.

Olivier's response? "My boy, you could just try acting."
2012-08-29 02:33:07 PM  
1 vote:
I think Stanislavski is rolling over in his grave due to people misinterpreting and misrepresenting his system.
2012-08-29 12:31:51 PM  
1 vote:
You're walking in the woods.
There's no one around,
And your phone is dead.
Out of the corner of your eye you spot him,
Shia Labeouf.

He's following you
About 30 feet back.
He gets down on all fours and breaks into a sprint.
He's gaining on you.
Shia Labeouf.

You're looking for your car,
But you're all turned around.
He's almost upon you now
And you can see there's blood on his face!
My god, there's blood everywhere!

Running for your life
(From Shia Labeouf.)
He's brandishing a knife.
(It's Shia Labeouf.)
Lurking in the shadows
Hollywood superstar Shia Labeouf.
Living in the woods,
(Shia Labeouf.)
Killing for sport,
(Shia Labeouf.)
Eating all the bodies
Actual, cannibal Shia Labeouf.

Now it's dark and you seem to have lost him,
But you're hopelessly lost yourself.
Stranded with a murderer,
You creep silently through the underbrush.
Ah-Ha! In the distance,
A small cottage with a light on.
You move stealthily toward it,
But your leg! AH! It's caught in a bear trap!

Gnawing of your leg,
(Quiet, quiet.)
Limping toward the cottage,
(Quiet, quiet.)
Now you're on the doorstep,
Sitting inside, Shia Labeouf.
Sharpening an ax,
(Shia Labeouf.)
But he doesn't hear you enter,
(Shia Labeouf.)
You're sneaking up behind him.
Strangling superstar Shia Labeouf.
Fighting for your life with Shia Labeouf,
Wrestling a knife from Shia Labeouf,
Stab it in his kidney.
Safe at last from Shia Labeouf.

You limp into the dark woods,
Blood oozing from your stump leg.
But you have won.
You have beaten Shia Labeouf.
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