Tag: Marlon Brando
Dilip Kumar: The Chekhovian Amateur who redefined acting
Anton Chekhov revolutionized modern playwriting and short stories. And he is one my favorite writers. Thus, I remember being confused when I first read that Hemingway had said the following about him: “Chekhov wrote about 6 good stories. But he was an amateur writer”. I have never quite been able to understand why Hemingway called…
From Causality to the Supernatural: Babies know it all!
Work in cognitive psychology has shown that young infants possess the concept of causality as an innate feature of their minds. In fact, it has been shown through recent experiments that this notion is so strong that infants can infer the existence of an unseen casual interaction and even an unseen causal agent from just the motion of…
Method in Acting and Science: Why there is no such thing
Growing up in China, with the state television often showing boring programs, I was hooked to our cherished VCR and movies. My favorite actors growing up were Al Pacino and Robert Deniro (no surprises there). It was only later on that I discovered while doing my PhD in the Netherlands, that actors like Pacino and…