Sensational Movie Monologues

Sensational Movie Monologues

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The monologue. It's one of the established traditions in theatrical drama. In theatrical drama, the monologue is a sublime expression: an affirmation of self. It is through the monologue that the character speaking actualizes him / herself. As theatre segued into film and the development of sound film technology, film could now speak. And speak it did - to millions throughout the world. But what was to happen to the monologue? Its fate as a dramatic tool was uncertain. No longer self-talk, it began to politicize the use of film dialogue. Now, the monologue was an argument, a summation, an assault. The film monologue was transfigured from self-assertion to self-actualization. It was now a potent dramatic tool again, fresh, invigorating and powerful. The 50 monologues collected in this book represent the scope of its potential: from the dramatic, political, feminist to the comical, emotional and fantastical. Each monologue is introduced as to historical context, set-up and character.The art form had been pioneered by the Walt Disney studios and remained associated with family fare, even though many ... Underground cartoonist Robert Crumb created the character of Fritz the Cat in a series of stories later collected in anbsp;...

Title:Sensational Movie Monologues
Author:Robert Cettl - 2014-04-06


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