Northwind wrote:The mother is a cocker in a hospital.
Josef wrote:Northwind wrote:The mother is a cocker in a hospital.
Do you mean "cook"?
Great topic and post. Well done!
Duccini wrote:Hi Northwind, good point.
I think it clearly depends on the movie itself but certainly there's a tread of choosing pretty actors/actress who show a behavior not so common to the average real life person.
Indie movies have a tendency of showing more regular people than the ones who appear on blockbusters or romances. I don't know if the "american way of life" is still as forced into movies as it was decades ago, but there's still a clear shock of reality between the real world and that Hollywood thing.
I personally see the movies as pure entertainment so I enjoy exaggerated characters like the ones shown on Tarantino movies. Sometimes there's a reason for these not-so-real guys. Sometimes there's not (and unfortunately I think that's the majority of cases, like you observed). And sometimes when there's a good director involved there's place for quite usual people, what is evoked on this scene on Spike Jonze's Adaptation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHVqxD8PNq8
Anyway documentaries usually show a much more real America than Hollywood does.
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