Identify the four categories of film acting and their purposes within film:

  1. Expressionistic: Extreme form of acting, expresses a symbolic concept or idea rather than a character, presentational
  2. Facial: Involves intense, comical exaggeration, most difficult acting style
  3. Realistic: Emphasizes actors personal emotions/thoughts to portray realistic performances and roles
  4. “The Method”: Dominant style of acting in American theater and cinema, used to portray “life-like” performances

2. Contrast the differences between stage and screen acting, and identify why those difference make film “the director’s medium.”:

Stage and screen acting are differentiated by the space and time in each medium. Theater tends to be more in the actor/actresses control, compared to film where it is composed of many takes/bits and pieces dictated to the directors liking.