Thursday, June 4, 2015
LON CHANEY ON CHARACTERIZATION
In a book published by Hollywood Publishers, Inc. in 1924 entitled, The Truth About the Movies, Hollywood movie actors, directors, and executives offered readers a look at the inner workings of film making.
One of the entries is "What is Characterization", written by Lon Chaney. In just a few, densely philosophical paragraphs, Chaney probes the emotional depths of his profession in a way that emphasizes a complete mastery of his art.