analyzing the acting performances of gena rowlands and peter falk in nick cassavetes 1974 independent film a woman under the influence

  • Through the journey of these performances how would you describe this acting style in terms of internal or externally driven. Identify at least 5 specific moments that are particularly outstanding to you, describing them in detail and what Rowlands, Falk or one of their supporting cast members do physically, vocally or action-driven that impacts the scene’s effectiveness.
  • What parts of their costuming, hair, make-up specifically enhance their performances. What is the culminating experience with these characters they’ve created by the end of the film?
  • Do you find this acting style much more naturalistic than more mainstream Hollywood films? If so, why or why not?

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