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    I watched an interview with Daniel Day Lewis last night.

    He was trying to explain what it was like being an actor. But he was trying to explain what it was like from the inside - from his inner point of view.

    I thought he was being crystal clear and even going further and showing what it was like - he was showing as well as telling.

    But the interviewer, Michael Parkinson, couldn't get it.

    He couldn't understand what being an artist was even though he had the genuine article in front of him, showing him.

    For Daniel Day Lewis is a genuine artist. And meeting him, you realise how rare this is. And how incomprehensible this is to the non artist.

    For to be an artist all you need to do is to get out of your own way.

    But this is unthinkable for almost everyone.

    And so a genuine artist remains magical and incomprehensible.

    Simply because we can't get out of our own way.

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    Yeah that's definately a part of it. I'm surprised Parkinson wasn't more aware seeing as that's been his profession for decades. DDL is awesome and a real privalidge to hear him talk about his art becasue most artists of exceptional talent don't, for obvious reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    For Daniel Day Lewis is a genuine artist.
    He sure is. I love his performances. When I watch him I feel his intensity and sincerity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    He sure is. I love his performances. When I watch him I feel his intensity and sincerity.
    Just as you yourself are intense and sincere.

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    daniel day lewis is the real deal. i like how he spent time in italy between acting gigs to be a cobbler. a fucking cobbler. i love that man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Just as you yourself are intense and sincere.

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    Yeah he's good, but it's a shame that there are so few people everyone can agree is a skilled actor/actress. Popular film should be littered with Philip Seymour Hoffman's, but it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Yeah he's good, but it's a shame that there are so few people everyone can agree is a skilled actor/actress. Popular film should be littered with Philip Seymour Hoffman's, but it's not.
    Sure, and there are so few genuine artists.

    Interestingly, I would call Orson Wells a genuine artist.

    And it is more than outer skills, it is an inner disposition.

    It is taking delight in the art itself, whether it is acting or painting or dancing.

    So one gets out of one's way and lets the art speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Sure, and there are so few genuine artists.
    Blame the education system which is then due to capatilism. True Art doesn't conform to it's requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TickTock View Post
    Blame the education system which is then due to capatilism. True Art doesn't conform to it's requirements.
    misused capitalism.
    "All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is destructive and evil. Leaders destroy the followers and the followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary."
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