Opposite qualities in the character.
When you play a saint, look
for the villain in him, and when you play a villain, look for
the saint in him.
We don't go around showing
what's really inside of us. Wear a mask for protection.
is entirely based on opposites.
reverse rule of opposites
opposites of the person.
|angel look for the devil.
|bully look for coward.
|coward, look for the bully
|villain, look for the
|saint, look for the
|nerd, look for the
|wise man, look for the
|fool, look for the
|lover look for bumbling
|hero, look for the fear.
|mean guy, look for the
try to play a mans occupation:
don't play a villain.
is not a soldier.
play general as a general.
lover: don't play lover.
play cop, if a cop.
person playing stupid doesn't play stupid.
girl: Can't play call girl.
doesn't play murderer.
act as a dangerous person, if your a dangerous person.
don't act like hookers.
makes it work and
they have to be opposites.
- Basic Joke: Must be opposites.
- Black Comedy: Weird, deal
with life. Can't play straight. Comedy opposites. Key: Fun and nightmare. Don't go in and out of Drama; soap opera. Need actors who are already off the wall.
- Break all the rules. Total opposite.
- Character says things off the wall.
- Choice the opposite.
is all about opposites.
- Comedy is all opposite of
what you say.
- Comedy is based on opposites.
Farce is life turned upside down. What is norm, then don't
- Comedy is opposites,
don't get logical.
- Comedy of any kind find opposites.
Comedy is never literal. Got to be stylized. Directors
responsibility to stylize. Find the craziness. This is kooky, how do I make it kooky. Director think as a chief, what am I making. Beef and
- Comedy: what is the norm do the opposite.
- Contradiction of reality.
Attitude. Law of Opposites.
- Cover guilt, opposite of emotion.
- Don't act dangerous.
- Don't depend on word jokes.
That's the insanity; the opposites. Learn technique it will never fail you. No humor: nothing
irrational going on. Be kooky, don't be logical, comedy is opposites.
- Don't do the opposite to humanity.
- Do opposites.
- Emotions must be heighten. This is a funny movie, what are the opposites.
- Emotions. Secret of all drama: move
people. All theater is about difficulty.
Opposite of love is indifference, not hatred.
- Everyone has longing for power. When playing a bully find the
coward in him.
- Everything is opposites.
That is the secret.
is life turned upside
down. What is norm, then don't do it.
- Farce: What is normal and then do the exact opposite.
- Find opposites, what is
- Find the opposites.
is always based on the
unexpected, an opposite.
- He's suffering, but don't play it literally.
- Humor is opposites.
- Is it more of struggle: Emotion and objective are opposite.
- Law of Opposites: Normal
reaction, do something opposite.
- No opposites, no joke.
- Normal reaction, do something opposite.
What makes it funny.
- Off the wall, opposites.
from audience trick them into opposite
of order is
suffering, but don't play it literally.
- Opposite} going to bed,
both don't want to. Reluctant lovers. 1. stand off from scene. 2. audience view. Total
contrast. Do everything that is not normal.
like in comedy.
Secret of horror what would be different.
- Play a bully, look for a coward, his behavior
is his mask, a put on.
- Play against what is opposite.
- Principle of opposites is
the whole basis of comedy.
- Principles of opposites:
the absurdity of things, like the (ice cream and Nicole and Goldman joke.)
- Rehearse opposite. How
would it go? If not being watched. Play the other circumstance.
- Rules of opposites.
- Step over manhole, then step in shit, do opposites of the expected.
- The unexpected.
- To work: Total opposites.
- Villains are full of gratitude. Play a villain, look for saint
in him. Don't play obvious villain.
- Walk in slowly, walk out backwards fast: that's opposites.
- We are talking about opposites.
We are talking about the rule being; you say to yourself, what is logical and then do
anything that is totally opposite to that. Don't do
what is logical. The minute you get logical, you get unfunny. Einstein wasn't funny.
- What does the audience expect them to do, don't do it.
Otherwise, you look like a cop show.
- What is normal and then do the exact opposite.
- What is the opposites?
- What is normal, what is opposite
"In the end, it
can't look like acting."