Three types of actors: Creative – Imitative and stage hack!

What makes good acting? The answer is actually quite simple – inspiration. But what is inspiration and how does it occur?

For many actors, inspiration is something that happens randomly. Some evenings they go on stage and everything flows extremely well and everything they do makes sense. Other nights, nothing feels right and they stumble through to the best of their ability, uninspired.

The first man to raise this issue was Konstantin Stanislavski. He was an actor, director, and producer during the late 1800s and 1900s, and he formulated the first concise process for actor education, which he called & # 39; The system & # 39;. This later became the prerequisite for & # 39; The method & # 39; developed by Lee Strasberg. In Stanislavski's study of how the actor could inspire himself, he categorized actors into three types; creative, imitative and stage hack.

Creative actors can stimulate their instrument (the human body) to live on stage with the help of real experiences. They actually generate real experiences within their performances, giving them life.

Imitative actors may not have real experiences on stage, but imitate what the character is experiencing. For example, in a scene where the character has an explosion of anger, an imitative actor would actually not experience any anger but rather imitate what anger looked like. Imitative behavior is very common these days and can be seen in many soaps, where imitation is the standard.

Scenes are worse than everyone else. A stage hack is an actor who doesn't really care about the character, but is more interested in himself, the actor, and to be delighted by his audience. As a result, their performances fail in the character's life, and although they can strut with confidence and sound beautiful, their performance is emotionally empty.

Stanislavski noticed that with his own performances he was sometimes a creative actor, and at other times, an imitative actor. He wanted to be creative consistently and began to understand where inspiration came from. He talked to a lot of actors at the time, including Elenora Duse, a brilliant Italian actress, and discussed how she approached roles. She told him that her own life was very challenging, she was drawn to drunk and abusive men, she was an Italian in America and spoke with a broken English accent, she was just as good as her last performance dictating her future roles and that she had to wear all her costumes and belongings all over America herself! But instead of seeing this part of her life as a distraction to her actors, she used it as inspiration. She understood that her own personal experiences could be used to inform the characters & # 39; experiences.

From this understanding was born the method of acting.

A movie review gives an indication of whether others will find the movie worth watching. The purpose of most movie reviews is to help the reader decide whether to watch, rent or buy the movie. The review should also provide enough details about the film so that the reader can make a current decision on whether or not to watch the film. At the same time, the review should not give away too much of the essential story of the story.

In this article we will discuss the guidelines that should be followed when writing a movie review. Before the author starts writing a review, keep in mind the following procedure:

- Choosing a movie

- Knowing the context of the film, such as director, actor, story and many more

- Formulate the authors' opinion in one sentence

- Choosing special scenes from the movie or other facts that will support the author's opinion.

The first step in writing the review is to watch the movie. Most people take notes when they see the movie. Watching the film a second time helps to absorb much more detail about the film. Most movie reviewers give their personal opinion on the movie in their review. In all good journalism, the reviewer should always give impartial details and let the reader also make their own opinion.

The reviewer's views should be explained to allow the reader to decide whether the readers agree or not. The reviewer must also pay attention to the audience. Writing a movie review for children requires a different attitude than writing for a general movie audience. The review should always be written for the target group. The main focus of the film should be maintained in a sketch that is outlined - but it should always remember not to give away any essential details such as surprises or a sudden turn in the action.

Details of actors, crew members, directors should be mentioned in the review. It should also be mentioned how well they have acted and how well the film has been made technically. The technical characteristics are an important part of the review. Technical features include art direction, music, editing lighting, cinematography and many more.

Movie reviews even contain some criticism if needed. Criticism says what could have been done to make the film better or what the weak points of the film are. Although critical analysis is not always needed, a word or two can serve the purpose of a movie review.


A reviewer must always remember to give an overview of the whole story, but not give away details that contain surprises or the film's special core. It should be kept impossible for the audience to see the movie. The review should be written with a note of the types of readers who would read the review. The language, presentation and technique of writing also depend on the reader types. The medium that the review will be published is also important, because if the review is published online, the reviewer will get mostly youth readers. But if it will be published in a local language in a local newspaper, the method should be different.