Today, in the Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar reviewed Glenn Close’s Oscar nominated performance where she plays a man secretly living as a woman in order to earn a steady wage in the harsh 19th-century Irish economy.
Since we talk about body language on this blog, I found Vognar’s critique fascinating:
“Playing a stoic butler in a 19th-century Dublin hotel, Close turns in a masterpiece of repressed stillness. Her performance is all in the economical movements and studying eyes of a servant between genders.”
Remember only 7% of what we say communicates our meaning. 93% is communicated by our body language. This performance by Close reminds me of how important it is to move our characters around on pages of our novels.
I can’t wait to see Albert Nobbs, a movie based on a short story by Irish novelist George Moore.
Check out this video of Glenn Close getting into makeup: