Superbad’s Table Read: a Sneak Peek at a Little Known Aspect of Acting
Table Read is an exercise that is often kept behind closed doors but I wished was part of DVD bonuses when they happen, as it is a great way to see actors at work and learn about the filmmaking overall process.
Without the help of props, costumes and locations, actors read and play to an extent the screenplay as written, one person reading the descriptions and each actor reading their lines.
Flavorwire has shared 10 table read, they are not all of equal image and content quality, but the Superbad table read is definitely a must watch. The clash between the dialogues and the actual situation makes it easier to appreciate the exercise:
Here is the list of the other Table Read:
– 30 Rock
– Skins (Which is not really a table read)
– Battlestar Galactica (which is only available on Hulu, for US Residents, to my great despair)
If you know of other table read videos, share it in the comments, I would love to watch more of those.
Via Mouvement Beta