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    Getting Behind Blue

    How Karen Moncrieff went from soap star to indie film director.

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    Learning a New Language

    If you've ever found yourself befuddled trying to take direction on the set, you'll be happy to know that some directors—not satisfied with what they've learned in film school (or on the job) about working with actors—are taking independent acting classes, either as observers or ...

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    Down With the Real People

    When Irish actor Stephen Rea was shooting The Crying Game, he played opposite non-actor Jaye Davidson.

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    Tapping Into History

    hile most 11-year-olds occupy their free time riding bicycles and playing video games, Newark, New Jersey-born Savion Glover was busy working on his flourishing career as a tap dancer at that age. Glover made his Broadway stage debut starring as the title role in the Tony Award-winning musical The Tap ...

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    The Elephant in the Room

    Elephant, directed by Gus Van Sant, was inspired by the mass shootings at Columbine High School in April 1999. Using the routine of a an ordinary high school day as its backdrop, Van Sant worked with actual high school students to create a film that depicts the lives of average ...

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    A Class of Touch

    If you've ever attended an acting conservatory, you're probably familiar with the Alexander Technique, a system of body alignment and correct posture and movement; most comprehensive training programs include it. If not, you may have wondered exactly what it is and why it's considered by many to ...

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    Outside the Box

    Before BSW spoke with Paul Bettany, the charismatic and chameleonic English actor, someone at his management company told us, "Whatever you do, don't ask him about the lesbians and the cockroaches." If ever there was a story that needed to be heard, this surely had to be it. But ...

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    Suitable for Framing

    Samantha Morton and Djimon Hounsou have much more in common than meets the eye. Both have the kind of screen presence that is so intense they can disarm you in the smallest scene. They share the ability to play a deeply suffering character without a trace of sentimentality, with such ...

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    Seattle Spirit

    In the offbeat indie comedy "Humpday," Alycia Delmore plays one corner of a very strange triangle. Though the men drive the plot, Delmore's performance is the glue holding the piece together.

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    'Welcome' Wagon

    There's no question Melissa Leo is a busy woman. In addition to appearing on the HBO series “Treme,” the Oscar nominee for “Frozen River” has no fewer than four films set for release in 2010.