Revealing Quote for the Day – It’s all in the eyes…
“In this media-saturated era, the line between politics and performance has virtually vanished, and the public is having a hard time believing Mr. Romney’s persona (as in dramatis personae).“
Listen to his laugh. It resembles the flat “Ha! Ha! Ha!” that appears in comic-strip dialogue balloons. But worse – far worse – it is mirthless. Mr. Romney expects us to be amused, although he himself is not amused. Freeze the frame, cover the bottom of his face with your hand, and study his eyes.
There’s no pleasure there, no amusement. Genuine laughter is triggered only by, and is completely dependent on, shared perception. That’s why we say we “get” a joke.
James Lipton, Inside The Actor’s Studio
I didn’t realize Mr. Lipton had a political view… but as an expert on theatrical presence, his views on Mitt’s speaking performance. I appreciate his view.
- Acting Advice For Romney (andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)
- How to Act Human: Advice for Mitt Romney From Inside the Actors Studio (nymag.com)
- Pointless quote of the day, 05.18.12 (theblaze.com)
Posted on May 19, 2012, in Arts, campaign, election, government, humor, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, Theatre and Art, Word from Bill and tagged Amusement, Barack Obama, Comic strip, Dramatis personæ, Inside the Actors Studio, James Lipton, Lipton, Mitt Romney, New York, Republican, Romney. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Revealing Quote for the Day – It’s all in the eyes….