ABSTRACT The cable television show Inside the Actors Studio struggles to preserve a mythology of film acting as it negotiates the consumerism of the Hollywood industry. This negotiation happens both through the show's orientation to the talk-show genre and the function and impact of its polarizing host James Lipton.
“What is your favorite word?” Myth and Method Inside the Actors Studio
KEVIN ESCH is Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Tulane University. His article “‘I Don't See Any Method at All’: The Problem of Actorly Transformation,” recently appeared in the Journal of Film and Video.
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Kevin Esch; “What is your favorite word?” Myth and Method Inside the Actors Studio. Film Quarterly 1 June 2007; 60 (4): 44–52. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.44
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