Saturday, August 30, 2014

Film Class: Back Acting.

Of the many ways in which a scene can be blocked, back acting is possibly one of the more intriguing.

Spielberg used it famously in Schindler's List, when Oskar Schindler enters a club to ID various SS men. It can be highly dramatic. 

As the camera follows the actor, you rely wholly upon body language, subtle cues and the reactions of others to carry the story.

You can use a form of back acting in still photography, too.

What epic tale do you see woven into these three pictures?
Love and loss?
An attempt to comfort, summarily rejected?
A monumental case of halitosis?

Poor Maxie. 
(...or is he? The plot thickens!)



  1. A wordless story...for Wednesday ;)

  2. We're going with the halitosis.

  3. Family secret and shock resulting, we guess too. Purrs

  4. We going for 'comforting and rejection'. Story line: Allie had just gotten back from the v. e.t. after her toof job and Maxie, being da sweet brofur he is, tried to comfort her but was rejected by a grumpy (and who wouldn't be I mew?) Allie....and at da same time repulsed by da icky vet smelly smells all over her! Check and check!

  5. BOL BOL funny we have to go with halitosis. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. They're definitely plotting something. Allie better look out. ;)

  7. I think Ally had some tuna and Maxwell was checking out the situation.
    Maxwell, I just love your sweet face!

  8. #1 ~ Provocative question #2 ~ Rejected #3 ~ Resignation *Fade out ☺ MOL!

  9. I lubs you!

    Well, that's too damn bad.


  10. Secrets shared … rejection … plotting revenge.

  11. Ummmmmmmmmmm, we guess #3
    Mind you ,Maxwell is not passed out :/
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  12. In our house the leg over the shoulder would be the lead up to a bite on the ear or neck leading to an all out wrestling match. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  13. Poor Maxie! All you did was try and clean the food of her face.


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