Steve Jobs – Blocking & Realist Acting

by Zackery Ramos-Taylor

In this video essay, Zackery Ramos-Taylor analyzes an early scene from Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, a fight between the protagonists played by Michael Fassbinder and Catherine Waterston. Breaking down the blocking and staging of the scene, Ramos-Taylor draws attention to the actors’ realist performance style—characters talk about one thing while doing something else.



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