underact


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Costa, who also wrote the script, coaches his actors to underact a la Bresson: Faces are catatonic, movements slow and heavy, dialogue practically nonexistent.
The three speech underacts are universal, inasmuch whatever varies in them is the way in which every language makes use of its code; the speaker makes the enunciation to a listener that he recognizes asa person; the presentiality of the face to face and the perception of his rostrum is part of the information that takes into account in the enunciation.
John Barrowman, who never knowingly underacts at the best of times, and Lead Balloon's Raquel Cassidy play ruthless Yanks Dr Dean Deville and his wife Dana who have made a fortune with their Eat Yourself Slender weight-loss product.
Grace underacts effectively in the corporate scenes and those with Quaid, but plays it too close to the vest for the viewer to feel entirely comfortable with his behavior vis-a-vis Alex.
John Barrowman, who never knowingly underacts at the best of times, and Lead Balloon's Raquel Cassidy play ruthless Americans Dr Dean Deville and his wife Dana who have made a fortune with their Eat Yourself Slender weight-loss product.
Lane is basically miscast, but mercifully, he underacts.