So that explains her very real look of revulsion
January 11, 2013 11:40 AM Subscribe
This about Django Unchained so I will put the question inside to avoid spoilers.
posted by sio42 to writing & language (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've read that the scene with the bloody hand was all real, that Leonardo DiCaprio had cut his hand on a prop when slamming his hand down on the table and then just went with it.
And that the part where he smears his bloody hand on Kerry Washington's face was not in the script and that the whole thing was just one big take.
A coworker told me that in Alien, no one but John Hurt knew that the alien would come busting out of his chest, so the reactions of the other actors were all pretty real. But I think that is kinda different than the Django incident in that John Hurt was in on it.
Is there a term for this sort of thing? Googling gets me stuff about "things that happen in movies but not in real life" but I guess I'm looking for when acting goes beyond acting and accidentally becomes reality.
I thought it would be cinema veritie but apparently that is something else. And I feel "ad lib" does not quite capture what's going on here.