14 Actors Acting: A Gallery of Classic Screen Types

A few weeks back, The New Times Mag­a­zine pre­sent­ed a video gallery fea­tur­ing actors & actress­es doing what they do best — “per­form­ing in vignettes that rep­re­sent clas­sic screen types.” Direct­ed by Solve Sunds­bo with music scored by Arcade Fire’s Owen Pal­let, the videos (now avail­able on YouTube) fea­ture per­form­ers – all impor­tant fig­ures in today’s cin­e­ma – act­ing out scenes with­out the ben­e­fit of dia­logue. Above, we have Antho­ny Mack­ie (The Hurt Lock­er) in a chase scene rem­i­nis­cent of Hitch­cock­’s North by North­west. You can also catch Robert Duvall shav­ing in a moment of reflec­tionNatal­ie Port­man dis­rob­ing and seduc­ing; Michael Dou­glas schem­ing; and Jen­nifer Lawrence doing anoth­er Hitch­cock-inspired scene from Psy­cho. You can watch all 14 scenes on the NYTimes web site, or again on YouTube.

And speak­ing of Hitch­cock, you will find 15 of his films, most­ly ear­ly ones, in our col­lec­tion of 275 Free Movies Online.

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  • Well, well, that’s not last news, pre­cise­ly… see attached link to the whole per­for­mances (Michael Dou­glas’ is real­ly impres­sive, to say the least) that was imple­ment­ed in our Blog more than 3 weeks ago. I agree that cul­ture is not based nec­es­sar­i­ly on last news but, come on… this was known all over the world last year :-)… which sounds pret­ty far away at this moment :-)))).

    My best regards,

    Audiofi­lo Dig­i­tal
    Stream­ing? Stream­ing is the present future.

  • Reverend Green says:

    Great series of videos! Just a note, Owen Pal­lett isn’t from Arcade Fire. He has worked with them on string arrange­ments but is pre­dom­i­nant­ly a solo artist.

  • DALIP KUMAR says:

    i want to learn eng­lish speak, so i want books and audio lis­te­ing.

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