Learning To Love You More




Assignment #47
Re-enact a scene from a movie that made someone else cry.


Choose a scene from Assignment #32, "Draw a scene from a movie that made you cry." For example, Mandy O'Brien of Portland, OR was brought to tears by the scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet where Juliet realizes Romeo is gone for good. If you chose this report then you would go rent Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet and watch the scene that got to Mandy, looking for the particular moment that Mandy drew. In the simplest possible way, act out this scene for the video camera, learning whatever lines and movements are required. Set up your environment so that it loosely reflects the location in the movie, and stick with only the most necessary props. If the scene requires other actors, enlist your friends. The important thing is to try to capture the what it is that made Mandy cry. Really let the emotional qualities of the scene in to your heart, and think of it less as a performance and more as a real experience that you are having and capturing on tape. Have you ever lost someone for good? Then remember this feeling when you are being Juliet. Have you ever been discriminated against? Then remember this feeling when you are acting out Tom Hank's part in Philadelphia (chosen by Dana Sliva). It might help to watch the entire movie first, if you haven't seen it before. Your re-enactment must be less than a minute long.
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Send your name, the name of anyone else involved in the re-enactment, and the name of the person whose report you chose from Assignment #32. The following digital video formats are acceptable:
-Quicktime .mov file