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Re: [TCML] Brent Turner Playing "Thor" on History Channel


Why Danielle Stampe doesn't drop dead when the arc from her "arm" strikes ground?


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From: jimlux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [TCML] Brent Turner Playing "Thor" on History Channel
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 05:44:44 -0700

Dex Dexter wrote:
> I conclude from conversation in:
> http://www.tb3.com/tesla/tv/me/index.html
> that D.Stampe knows very little about what she was doing and what was going on.
> She is a professional stunt performer I think only becouse she is instructed what to do and what not to.
> And Criss Angel seems to be completely ignorant about such things.He said  he wanted to know how it "feels  be struck by real lightning".Hahaha.Well,some folks say 'God saves children,drunks,and fools'.

Before making such comments, one should distinguish between a perfomer's 
public persona and what they are really like.  One of the true tests of 
an actor is their ability to make you believe that they really are the 
character, while they're playing it.("disappearing into the role") 
Compare, for instance, Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia vs Devil Wears Prada. 
Either one is totally believable (in terms of internal character 
consistency and behavior) so you have no idea what the "real" Streep is 
like. BTW, this has nothing to do with so-called "method acting".. in 
fact, some actors feel that "method" is a cop out, if you were "good 
actor" you should be able to play the part without being the part.
{flame suit on to deflect all the blasts from the disciples of Strasberg 
and Stanislavski)

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