How TV and movie actors differ
Why don't TV critics talk more about individual acting techniques,
the way movie critics do? -- Colleen
TV series are so often about on-going plots that acting analysis can be neglected, you're right. (Also, lotsa movies are one-sentence concepts, so there's room to ruminate in this area.) Just within ''Everybody Loves Raymond,'' you can see the difference between Ray Romano's stand-up-comic simplicity versus Peter Boyle's stage-trained shrewdness. In drama, compare the equal effectiveness of minimalism (''The X-Files''' David Duchovny) versus more emotive acting by ''The West Wing'''s Martin Sheen.
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