I just read the book so I researched this, and that may have been a mistake. This is a fun movie and I'm glad it exists but it fails pretty hard as an adaptation. The wonderful thing about the book is how the gradual and imperceptible decay sneaks up on the reader without their even noticing. On every page, something is getting a little worse, so you hardly can spot the difference between power failures, trash piling up in the…
I swear to God I have learned more about acting from this monkey than I did from drama school.
Or rather, this monkey has contextualized and embodied the ideas I encountered in drama school. I shall explain.
I went to Atlantic Acting School, where the primary technique taught is David Mamet and William H Macy's "Practical Aesthetics". There is a great deal to critique about Practical Aesthetics, namely that Mamet's personal biases are the very core of the technique. It…