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Film monologues are very popular among actors preparing audition materials. This page provides you with four different areas that will help you in your entire experience:
1. of knowing how to effectively use a monologue,
2. of figuring out what your type is
3. of knowing where some of the best places are to find them,
4. of discovering places where, now that you are in the right frame of mind, you can go and see some really good performances by well-known actors. This will help you to see what you are shooting for in terms of performance.
5. seeing some famous movie quotes
6. about how to memorize a monologue and knowing some of the most common mistakes are that you will want to avoid while performing a monologue at an audition.
Here you go!
Using Movie Monologues
Susan Dansbys Guide To Using Movie Monologues To Get Acting Jobs: www.sceneby.com/using-movie-monologues-to-get-acting-jobs.html
About Your Type Before you start searching for monologues, you will most definitely want to know what your type is and what you want to communicate with your monologue. Go to the Actor Q & A button on the menu here to the left and look up the question about type on the blog. It will help you figure out what your type is. The reason that is important is so that you will communicate something with your monologue that is in line with and that helps you to emphasize precisely how you want to be perceived! That one thing alone can have a profound effect on the success or failure of your acting career.
Where To Find Them
A great site where you can find not only monologues, but the entire scripts!: www.dailyscript.com/movie.html
Monologues from TV series: www.whysanity.net/monos/others.html
Female Film Monologues: www.whysanity.net/monos/female.html
Heres a whole page FULL of film monologues: http://forum.rpg.net/archive/index.php/t-144153.html
Watch Some Great Ones
Top 10 Greatest Film Monologues & Speeches To Watch: www.altiustutasarim.com/notdefteri/arsiv/2007/02/top_10_greatest_film_speeches.php
Another Viewpoint About The Top 10 Greatest Monologues: www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/06/top_ten_movie_m_1.html
More movie monologues to watch. These are interesting as they have comments written by the web page owner that explain what they like about each particular monologue: www.stuffmagazine.com/articles/index.aspx?id=1785
Where you can find famous movie quotes of just about any kind imaginable:
How To Perform Them
You will also want to make sure you have a solid technique when it comes to memorizing your film monologues. This is the method I use and that works for me every time.
Tips from Karen Kohlhaus, one of New Yorks finest monologue teachers about 12 common mistakes to avoid while performing a monologue
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