Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down 10 Crying Scenes | Good & Bad Acting

Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down 10 Crying Scenes | Good & Bad Acting

Insider·2020-10-19 01:00

Acting coach Jonna Johnson reacts to 10 iconic crying scenes from movies, reviewing the highs and lows of the actors' performances.Every movie star has their own cry face, from Daniel Kaluuya's thick tears in the sunken-place scene from "Get Out" to Tobey Maguire's signature "ugly cry" from the "Spider-Man" movies. When it's time for the tears to roll on camera, some actors go for a single droplet strategically placed on the cheek, while others like to unleash the full waterworks. Some draw in the audience by emoting hard, like Julianne Moore does with her unbridled sobbing in "Still Alice;" others tell a story through subtle facial movements, as Jennifer Lopez does in a teary confrontation scene from "Hustlers." With such a wide variety of crying styles, what makes some sob scenes pack an emotional punch — while others strike audiences as goofy or overdone? In this episode of "Good & Bad Acting," Johnson unpacks 10 of the best and worst cinematic tears, from Viola Davis' visceral monologue in "Fences" to Nicolas Cage's cartoonish breakdown in "Vampire's Kiss." Johnson evaluates how various shades of crying suit different genres and styles of film, ranging from Reese Witherspoon's over-the-top breakup cry in the classic 2001 rom-com "Legally Blonde," to Heather Donahue's dread-filled apology in the 1999 found-footage horror flick "The Blair Witch Project," to Leonardo DiCaprio's collapse into tears in the dark 1995 drama "The Basketball Diaries." She deconstructs the greatness of Marlon Brando's primal yelling in "A Streetcar Named Desire," pointing out the shades of anguish and vulnerability in the way Brando voices those cries of "Stella!" Johnson dissects the nuances of actors' approaches to weeping on camera, from the build-up of snot seen in "Fences" and "The Blair Witch Project" to the tensed facial muscles seen in "Hustlers" and "Get Out. Throughout the video, Johnson pins down the acting choices that make some cries come as forced or insincere, while others read as authentic emotional behavior on screen.For more from Jonna Johnson:https://www.instagram.com/jonnajohnson1 https://coachedbyjonnajohnson.com/MORE FROM GOOD & BAD ACTING:Pro Acting Coach Breaks Down 12 Keanu Reeves Performances | Good & Bad Actinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7yUvxdgS8APro Acting Coach Breaks Down 16 Kissing Scenes | Good & Bad Actinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uGxhHe1uMgPro Acting Coach Breaks Down 13 Rage Scenes | Good & Bad Actinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVeQUbF9pqA------------------------------------------------------#Acting #Crying #InsiderInsider is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://www.insider.comInsider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insider/Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insider/Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisisinsiderInsider on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Insider/4020934530Insider on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/v/thisisinsiderInsider on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@insiderInsider on Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/INSIDERPro Acting Coach Breaks Down 10 Crying Scenes | Good & Bad Acting

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