Thursday, September 18, 2008

When You Don't Agree with the Decisions of the Director

The Goodbye Girl. By Neil Simon. Dir. Herbert Ross. Perf. Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, and Paul Benedict. 1977. DVD. Warner Home Video, 2000.
Sometimes, when a director goes particularly overboard with an interpretative decision, I wonder what the actor who has to play out that decision thinks.

I wonder if the actor's thought process is anything like this:

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