TFT Professor Rodrigue talks manly men

Video interview of TFT Professor Rodrigue on the evolution of masculinity in film


In this six part video interview, TFT professor, Jean-Louis Rodrigue speaks about the role of the man in film and how it has evolved throughout film history. Rodrigue has taught the Alexander Technique for the past thirty years and has worked with many notable actors.

Indiewire reports:

Jean-Louis Rodrigue, a teacher at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, the Larry Moss and Howard Fine Acting Studios, and coach for numerous film and theater actors, is an expert in the Alexander Technique (he is a founder of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles) and a "movement specialist."

He recently worked with Chris Pine for his physically demanding role in Martin McDonagh's play The Lieutenant of Inishmore at LA's Mark Taper Forum, and helped Josh Brolin to prep for the title role as George Bush in W.. Rodrigue has made a study of the evolving role of masculinity in film. We talked at length about how our shifting culture is changing the way male characters are written and portrayed, and what it means to be an American Man in 2010.

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