For you, Jazz, as you mentioned you had some comments in the main thread I’ve set up for James Devereaux’s ongoing series of blog posts about acting in Garage.
A link to the blog post in question.
This is the excerpt I posted in the main thread:
Emmanuelle Beart has long been one of my favourite actors – if she’s in something, then I’ll watch it – infact, I think she is one of the finest actors working anywhere today. Beart perhaps lacks the credibility of a Juliette Binoche, because of her reputation for going nude, and she lacks the street cred of that charismatic one-trick pony, Beatrice Dalle, largely because she hasn’t brushed with the law in the way Dalle has*. However, I would proffer that Beart possesses greater innate acting talent than either of her two contemporaries. And if anyone is in any doubt about the calibre of her CV, may I suggest her two masterpieces with Jacques Rivette, La Belle Noisuese and L’Histoire De Marie Et Julien, L’Enfer for Claude Chabrol, plus two brilliant films for Claude Sautet, Nelly & Monsieur Anaud and Un Coeur en Hiver, plus films for Andre Techine, Raul Ruiz, Francois Ozon, Olivier Assayas, Danis Tanovic, et al, and you get the picture – what we have here, is a serious film artist. The mystery really, is why Beart is not celebrated more.
Ach – how did the thread title get chopped??
This should be the title: There Is No Such Thing As A Transformational Actor
Wish we could edit the titles of our posts in the forum!!