Senior HTF Member
- Sep 30, 2001
Stiff and hammy? Are we talking about the same actor? Wuthering Heights, Carrie, Rebecca, The Entertainer, Spartacus, Richard III, Hamlet, Sleuth, Pride And Prejudice, The Prince And The Showgirl, Henry V well, I'll stop there. How one can be stiff and hammy perplexes me! It's like someone generally being loud and quiet! But hey, it's all personal isn't it? I find Henry Fonda a (generally) stiff actor and Cate Blanchett a (generally) hammy actress, yet people wet themselves over them as actors.Generally, he's stiff and hammy, continually feeding lines in blaring tones to the second balcony, though Wyler did manage to evoke what is probably Olivier's best performance in film a little over a decade later in "Carrie", an adaptation of "Sister Carrie" which is not to be confused with the Stephen King novel.