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I, an Actress (1977)

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Student Barbara Lapsley had wanted a short film to launch her acting career, and the class at the San Francisco Art Institute obliged by staging a classic Hollywood screen test.

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George Kuchar
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Student Barbara Lapsley had wanted a short film to launch her acting career, and the class at the San Francisco Art Institute obliged by staging a classic Hollywood screen test.

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weird meta movie
15 December 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

George Kuchar, one half of the low budget filmmaking sometimes-duo the Kuchar brothers, directed this quick oddity. It's extremely short and extremely meta, it focuses on a woman acting and a man (played with much humor by George Kuchar himself)directing her. They go over the script, she rehearses her lines, he communicates to her what he really WANTS her performance to be, and by the end she mostly seems to have delivered. My description of the film doesn't at all capture what it FEELS LIKE, however, because the whole short is strangely chaotic. The audio is pretty amateurish, the camerawork is sloppy, the entire film has an atmosphere that borders on claustrophobia, the actress' shadow paints a German Expressionism-esque portrait of black on the wall behind her and it adds a slight angle of unsettling weirdness. It feels like you're really there trying to get the movie made, and I can kind of relate with this film in how it portrays the amateur movie making process. It is simultaneously very fun and very hectic. Both of these elements are portrayed quite well in this short. It's pretty funny, but it's also kind of stressful and seems to be intentionally annoying to watch.


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