EA person has a “Trump”. No one has a good person.
Like Cher, De Niro or Walken, Donald Trump’s way of speaking has some unique features, begging for fakes, but it turns out that this is invisible It’s almost impossible to achieve a decent approximation.
Trump’s impression has become so widespread that we have become so mediocre that we even awarded Alec Baldwin Emmys for his poor performance Saturday night live. But sketch comedy is one thing. Tolerance is forgivable. What to do in the context of real, legal behavior?
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I will judge everything that happened in Showtime Comedy rules Can be counted as a TV show that is legal to others, but the two-part series is shown on Sunday, hosted by Donald Trump and hosted by Irish actor Brendan Gleeson Starring.
in Comedy rules, Gleeson’s Trump is faintly visible in the shadows- jaw Shark, a big villain-even more compelling and intimidating in absence, then became an important figure in the second half of the series. At that time, he finally appeared as a manga villain. This is a monster in a horror movie. This is not so much Gleason’s performance as it is tone and direction. Nevertheless, he is one of the most naturalistic (and therefore the most credible) we have ever seen.
The series is adapted from James Comey’s 2018 memoir Higher loyaltyAround the period beginning in July 2016, when the former FBI director violated the standard agreement and held a press conference to explain the Radiocommunication Bureau’s recommendation that Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted in its email investigation , Until he was fired in 2017.
It was broadcast in two parts. The installment on Sunday night reviewed the infamous October 2016 accident, in which less than two weeks before election day, the FBI publicly restarted its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, commenting Jia said that this was just to exonerate her from the crime two days before the election, it was too late to eliminate Trump’s interests that might shake the vote.
In that episode, Gleason’s Trump only appeared and never spoke. You first saw him about an hour later, when he was walking on stage in flashback order during the Miss Universe rehearsal. Read aloud his jokes as an FBI file, describing the way Russia cultivated him as an asset five years before even being elected president.
The second episode will be aired on Monday night, focusing on Comey’s dismissal of the squad in the face of an angry public because his relationship with Trump is at risk, and the latter is trying to ensure his loyalty, allowing him to squeeze the Russian investigation , And publicly dismissed the Steele files, especially the notorious “Golden Rain” allegations.
In a recent interview Hollywood ReporterAccording to Billy Ray, the writer and director of the series, he convinced Gleeson to reassure him, “Our makeup is more real than his life, and our hair is more real than his and ours. Life is more real. Suits are more suitable for you than him [fit him]. (Furthermore, it is interesting to agree to Gleason’s request that he does not have to report on the series.)
It is wise to lower the volume of clear visual cues related to Trump, at least to darken Trump’s aesthetics. You can’t see the speckled orange skin, and you don’t think you are looking at a sketch, but the appearance here is more delicious. The thick yellow hair is still outrageous and cartoonish, but how do you replicate it realistically?
One of the reasons why it is difficult for performers to disappear from Trump’s impression is that from his appearance to the way he speaks to himself, most of his existence is dramatic.
There is no shortage of Trump’s ideas in the comedy sketches. The idea is that this is a strong bull who rushes into a room by himself and absorbs all his energy. Essentially, these are smooth performances.If the target is Comedy rules It was for a weaker explanation of how Trump must exist in daily life, and then Gleason was largely successful.
Gleeson’s voice is softer than most imitators try, and usually appeals to each line. If you know that Gleason is Irish, convince yourself that you will hear hints about his accent. But, then you realize that some of the strange twists and pronunciations Trump uses do not match standard American English, which may actually be a little weird.
When Trump first met with Comey about the Steele archives meeting, Gleeson ate from the “Golden Rain” exchange: “There is no prostitute. There has never been a prostitute. You must be an idiot to believe that. thing.”
What Gleeson said seemed somewhat correct, adding slurred speech to the last “s” voice of “Prostitute”. Before he said “idiot”, there was a dramatic pause, and then he broke it down into three staccato, separate syllables.
He made it clear that everything Trump said was achieved through retreat. When flipping through those long and careless sentences, how does he breathe in places where people usually don’t breathe, but where punctuation does not imply breathing. How can those random violent inhalations not make air accumulate like a vacuum cleaner and take a breath? He was forced to bite while speaking, as if he deliberately protruded his chin so that it protruded forward.
“If the goal in The Rules of Comedy is to provide a gentler explanation of the way Trump must exist in daily life, then Gleason has largely succeeded.“
There are inherent challenges in how to make Trump think convincing, but Gleason’s outstanding performance is that he refuses to show it. He is more cunning than you think, but this does not eliminate this visceral feeling, just a little bit of adjustment to make the scene maintain a certain foundation in reality.
The most indelible fact in Trump’s speech may be the obvious fact that when he starts a sentence, there is usually no road map. This is a tortuous line of thought that people imagine would be difficult to replicate when quoting lines from a TV script. . However, it is in this recognition, um, “spontaneity” that Gleason is the strongest.
Then there is what Trump is telegraphing on Gleason. This is the most important element: this mean and mean attitude of everyone who works with him is described as his modus operandi. Nevertheless, Gleason still had to prove that the wheel was turning, where there was a process of calculation and thinking. It can’t be all thoughtless.
I would not say that Gleason was completely successful in making Trump “humanize.” But this does not seem to be the goal of this series.
Comedy rules This film has a compelling path to broadcast. The series was developed for CBS. Its goal is to broadcast before the election, only to let executives put their feet on cold feet, but to announce that it will be in late November. Before the premiere, because it was afraid of broadcasting political content before voting day. (Given Comey’s own “October Surprise” theme, you can’t help being ironic about the reasons for this “political accusation.”
Ray wrote a letter and sent it to everyone involved in the production, including the actors, and explained his disappointment. It leaked and caused a media fire, and CBSViacom relaxed the series of screenings scheduled for this Sunday and Monday.
It is inevitable that Trump will publicly respond to the series to some extent. Whether he has anything to say about Gleason’s performance should be interesting.A particularly important moment Comedy rules Saw Gleason when Trump complained about Alec Baldwin’s SNL Impersonate.
Considering Trump’s performance on TV is ubiquitous, at least for me, I am most fascinated by the fact that the best Trump performance I have ever seen is a British drag queen named Vivian. RuPaul’s drag race: UK spin off. (This is not the shadow on “Vivienne” either. This is her good. And it looks strange.)
Similarly, we believe that Sarah Cooper, an extraordinary person who is not articulate, is best at imitating Trump’s demeanor. By not trying any voices or expressions, instead of letting his words and expressions speak for himself, she shows his true character better than anyone else.
It was in the latter element that Gleeson won, trying to approach people rather than personality. Then he landed like this: an approximation, although still the closest.