Hey Guys, Happy Friday! Just a quick one today, here's another in my series of great movie monologues. This one is from "Casablanca," and I'm playing the role made famous by one of the greats, Humphrey Bogart. I know those are some big shoes to fill but I gave it my all and had a blast doing it. Enjoy & have a great weekend!
Hey Guys! Remember a couple of weeks ago I was complaining that most of what are considered to be the "great film monologues of all time" are performed by men? You can refresh your memory here if you don't remember: http://www.applesthemule.com/blog/you-cant-handle-the-truth Well today I have my interpretation of another of the greats, Marlon Brando's famous monologue from "On The Waterfront." If you're not familiar with this movie: a) I kinda wonder if you just emerged from a bio-dome and b) you should familiarize yourself with it immediately. "On the Waterfront" is one of the greatest movies of all time and features a sizzling performance from a young, hunky Marlon Brando. Mr. Brando and I studied the same acting technique called "The Method," so I may be a little biased but I think that when he's at his best there's almost nobody better. So of course it was a little intimidating performing this monologue, but I did the best I could and I hope I did it justice. Enjoy!
I came across something interesting online yesterday. Somebody made a list of the the top fifty film monologues of all time. I'm a sucker for lists of things so I clicked on the link. I got to about number 15 when I started to notice something. All of the monologues in this list had been performed by male actors. The closest thing to a woman in the top 25 was Dustin Hoffman as Dorothy in "Tootsie," and in total only 3 women were represented in this list. Now I know that it was just a random list done by a random person (seen here if you want to see for yourself: http://www.film.com/movies/the-50-greatest-movie-monologues), but I found other similar lists on different websites and they were all male dominated. Maybe this is a symptom of female voices being under-represented in screenwriting and film making in general but it rankled me nonetheless!
If you know anything about me then you know that when I get rankled I take matters into my own hooves, so I decided that I'm going to do a series of videos where I perform some of these men's monologues. I wanna show the world that females can be just as powerful and compelling and strong and dramatic as the men and there's no reason why these lists shouldn't be filled with monologues done by Meryl Streep and Katherine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh and Cate Blanchett and Ingrid Bergman and Elizabeth Taylor and Kate Winslet and a bunch of other ladies who I don't have room to mention.
So here's the first in the series, my interpretation of Jack Nicholson's monologue from "A Few Good Men." Enjoy!
Hey Everyone! I was going through an old box of keepsakes the other day and I came across a photo that I knew I wanted to share with you all. Back in high school I played Juliet in a production of "Romeo and Juliet." Here's the photo:
In case you couldn't guess, that's the iconic balcony scene and I was about to start the monologue that's right before Romeo appears. We put on a great little production if I do say so myself. The set was fantastic and the costumes were gorgeous. It was my first big role in a play and it was a wonderful experience. Unfortunately I don't have a DVD copy of it, just a few photos like this one, but seeing this photo inspired me to work on some of the material from the play again. You can never have too many audition monologues! I filmed myself and wanted to share it with you all. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
Hey Everybody! Boy that Superbowl was something else, right? I wanted the Seahawks to win and everything, but jeez, it was like the Broncos didn't even show up! And that Broncos kicker in particular didn't seem to have a lot of juice, maybe they should have called me - hahahaha!
As an performer I always like to freshen up my material, so I'm constantly learning new songs and monologues. Today I want to share the new monologue I'm working on, which is from one of my favorite movies, "Waiting For Guffman." If you haven't seen this movie I highly suggest you run and get it right now! It's so hilarious and everyone in it is a comedic genius, but I particularly love Parker Posey. She's so unique and funny in every film she's in, but what she does in "Waiting For Guffman" is on a whole other level! This monologue doesn't appear in the film itself, but if you get the DVD you'll see it in the extra scenes, it's Parker's character's audition to be in the show. Anyway, here's my rendition, hope you enjoy!
Hello All! Did you have a good weekend? My weekend was fab! On Saturday night I got the chance to see one of my favorite plays, "The Glass Menagerie," by Tennessee Williams on Broadway! What a thrill! It was a spectacular production, which just left me in tears by the end. The play is special to me because I portrayed the character Laura in a production once. Not to toot my own horn too much (though isn't that sort of the purpose of a blog? Hahahahaha!) but I got rave reviews portraying the shy, crippled girl. One critic said he'd never seen a Laura more lovely or more crippled than mine. I spent most of the play crawling, just to give you an idea. Anyway, seeing the show made me nostalgic, so I pulled out my old costume from the closet, and now I'm going to give you a little taste of what it was like to see my version of Laura. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! Did you have a good 4th of July weekend? I did for sure and I've got the tan to show for it. Now it's Monday though so back to business. I realized looking over some recent posts that I have a lot of photos of shirtless men. Nothing wrong with that, but I don't want this blog to become like a male version of Penthouse so today I'm going to showcase my serious actor side. I have an audition coming up for a Shakespeare play and I'd like to perform for you the monologue that I'll be using. So without further adieu, may I present to you my monologue from "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
What a perfect monologue, huh? It's almost like The Bard wrote it just for me! I've definitely been known to scratch some eyes out here and there but of course they always deserved it! Hahahahahaha! Have a great week everyone!