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Oscar ceremony is bad TV

by JIM MULLEN

Years ago, media guru Tony Schwartz posed a simple but interesting question. "When a horse walks across the TV screen in 'Bonanza,'" he asked, "is it acting?"
Unlike humans (and cats), a horse doesn't know the camera is rolling. A horse doesn't have to pretend that it's not aware of being filmed, but an actor does. And that is the greatest hurdle screen actors have to jump -- acting as if they don't know there's a giant camera 2 feet away.
They also have to act as if they don't know there ...


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