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Acting the Part

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Thread Starter 
Could it work for skiers?

Anyone want to coach me on Janica's accent?
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I already speak with (to the untrained ear) Debora's accent.
And can fake Alberto's one (I attended school in the same region)
But I do not think that it will help.
I dress cowboy-like most of the time now, but I never rode a horse!
post #3 of 6
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AH... But you need to THINK like Tomba to make this effective!

But, perhaps not. Heaven help the ladies! [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Putting on a racing suit would not make me ski any faster, nor would reciting platitudes such as "The wind cries because it has to compete with me!" be that helpful if I did not believe them.

What the Stanislavski method involves, is spending a portion of your life acting like a character who holds these beliefs. This involves changing your entire movement style and speech patterns, to the point that the character is believable.

So now you need to act like a cross between Tomba and a cowboy! [img]redface.gif[/img]
post #4 of 6
OMG! Thinking like Tomba!
Then I'd rather choose
John Wayne or Clint Eastwood.
But Tomba, no way!

As far as skiers,
Girardelli, the Mahre bros, Von Grueningen, Zurbriggen, any of the girls, just to name a few.
The idea of wearing a speed suit, mmmh, did that only once, when
trying to become a "Maestro" (remember that LM?). I felt soo out of place, that I let on my sweatsuit and a sleeveless jacket...
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I could coach you in the native NW Coloradoese dialect, where the term "creek" is pronoounced "crik".
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Thread Starter 
Thanks Rick! But to emulate my role model, I'd have to learn Croatian {sp?) [img]smile.gif[/img]

[ July 17, 2003, 06:48 PM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]
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