This Valentine’s Day, T asked five writers to compose a love letter (of sorts) to an actor or fictional character who has been nominated — or, in one case, passed over — this year for the 91st Academy Awards. Here, the writer Durga Chew-Bose, whose essay collection “Too Much and Not the Mood” was published in 2017, shares her impressions of Emma Stone’s performance as Abigail in “The Favourite,” which earned her a nomination for best supporting actress.
I don’t know, I don’t know about Emma Stone. Those big, pale green eyes, beetling out of her face, green the way blue lagoons look green. Translucent like silver foil. Like lampwork glass — two beads — or Chartreuse liqueur. Those eyes, a little spellbound, limpid, hungry. Technicolor, as if plucked from Powell and Pressburger. Or bringing to mind a Douglas Sirk heroine’s bathetic glow from the 1940s.
Because when Stone squints, she references Lauren Bacall. That husky burr; they share it. They dispense it, and suggest with it. It’s a staunch sound, and in “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” Stone duplicates it, literally. In bed with Ryan Gosling, she does a Bacall impression — a wonderfully cheesy High Point coffee commercial from the ’80s: “My favorite time of day is night,” she says. “I love curling up with a rich cup of coffee. You think coffee and sleep don’t mix? They do if it’s High Point! It’s decaffeinated!” It’s a silly nothing moment. Still, to conjure Bacall while in bed with Gosling — he could be her Bogie — is more than just a nod to likeness, it’s the murmurings of screen lineage and the pure mettle invoked by narrowing her stare and dipping her chin and looking altogether … fizzy. What is it about Stone that feels carbonated? That slight sting associated with her (she’s been cast as Cruella de Vil) — that natural effervescence (in 2017 she looked like an Oscar holding her Oscar). How Stone seems both bubbly yet pressurized (again, Bacall, but also Stone’s turn as Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes”).
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It’s unsurprising that Emma Stone would be good at impressions. They solicit the right ratio of poise and self-effacement, which is her thing. They serve a purpose, too. To entertain! To moderate glamour and appeal to wonder. To spook with something very spooky: accuracy. Stone is precise. Each tiny facial tremor specifies a mood. Flared nostrils for focus, a clenched jaw for revenge or schemed patience, or for spelling out T-W-A-T with her fork and plate of peas (the 2010 classic, “Easy A”).
There’s more. Stone folds mischief into a sealed grin. And conceals bad thoughts with a toothy smile. A furrowed brow might express strength, but also: an evening of the score. Which brings me to “The Favourite," which is why: I don’t know, I don’t know about Emma Stone. Were it not her 20th-plus role, further establishing Stone as an actor who receives both shiny and critical acclaim, her performance in “The Favourite” has all the sharp and punchy impact of a breakout role. I left the theater believing her title card should have read: Introducing Emma Stone.
How had Stone caught me by surprise? She’s so sneaky in the role, so assured but blunt. It’s as if each movement — such as petting a rabbit or sitting legs splayed like a rag doll, or face planting in a mud puddle or reading at the foot of a tree, or wrestling in a bed of leaves or looking over her shoulder, or handling a rifle or slinking away — were conceived by her, this new star, Emma Stone. I stood up from my seat and thought, Emma Stone has used her entire catalog of facial expressions in “The Favourite.” She will now have to invent more.
But it was more than that. She’d exhausted the supply. Every emotion and minor twitch. Clutching her chest mouth agape. Looking both wicked and collected. It’s as if we might have to — all of us collectively — invent new expressions. New signals and gestures. She’s greedy like that, Emma Stone. Her face takes up the whole screen. She gets the last word in, not with a sound, but with the finest, most zero hour, lip curl. So, which was it? Her breakout? Her bow out? Did I leave wanting more or plenty less from Emma Stone, whose performances are so correct — more pledge than performance — that in the end what’s missing is the bleary, beautiful crudeness of getting close but not quite.B:
【无】【论】【是】【她】【的】【这】【位】【老】【师】，【又】【或】【者】【此】【身】【的】【那】【位】【主】【体】，【抑】【或】【是】【那】【些】【来】【自】【于】【过】【去】【未】【来】【一】【切】【时】【空】【的】【渊】【兽】，【全】【都】【是】【独】【一】【无】【二】【的】‘【奇】【迹】’。 【与】【之】【相】【对】【的】，【她】，【他】【们】，【所】【有】【虚】【假】【时】【间】【轴】【上】【的】【那】【些】，【只】【不】【过】【是】‘【伪】【物】’【罢】【了】。 【独】【属】【于】【她】【的】【那】【条】【时】【间】【轴】【上】，【在】【一】【切】【归】【于】【永】【寂】【之】【前】，【她】【曾】【经】【亲】【眼】【目】【睹】【了】【另】【一】【个】【与】【她】【拥】【有】【着】【同】【等】【位】【格】【的】‘【苏】
“【别】【磨】【磨】【唧】【唧】【了】，【你】【们】【看】【这】【里】。”【孤】【灵】【鸾】【板】【着】【一】【张】【脸】，【手】【中】【长】【剑】【泛】【着】【微】【微】【银】【光】。 【那】【双】【小】【巧】【精】【致】【的】【银】【纹】【战】【靴】【旁】，【稀】【稀】【落】【落】【地】【躺】【着】【些】【乱】【草】，【切】【口】【整】【齐】，【显】【然】【是】【她】【刚】【刚】【斩】【下】【的】。 “【这】【是】……” 【一】【块】【高】【大】【平】【整】【的】【石】【碑】，【安】【静】【的】【伫】【立】【着】。 【郁】【郁】【葱】【葱】【的】【草】【丛】【下】，【居】【然】【还】【藏】【着】【一】【座】【石】【碑】？ 【凤】【汐】【微】【微】【蹙】【眉】，【旋】【即】【又】【想】天将图库78866【第】【二】【天】【一】【大】【早】，【周】【继】【国】【非】【常】【意】【外】【的】【发】【现】【周】【家】【几】【个】【人】【都】【起】【了】【大】【早】【准】【备】【送】【他】【走】，【这】【可】【是】【前】【所】【未】【有】【的】【待】【遇】【啊】，【让】【他】【有】【些】【受】【宠】【若】【惊】。 【要】【知】【道】【之】【前】【他】【离】【家】【的】【时】【候】，【也】【只】【有】【周】【耀】【森】【这】【个】【当】【爹】【的】【会】【早】【早】【起】【来】【嘱】【咐】【他】【几】【句】【的】。 “【你】【几】【个】【走】，【我】【特】【意】【给】【你】【煮】【了】【几】【个】【鸡】【蛋】，【你】【带】【着】【路】【上】【吃】。”【李】【如】【翠】【拿】【了】【两】【个】【鸡】【蛋】【塞】【到】【了】【他】【的】【衣】【兜】【里】，
【一】【行】【人】【又】【从】【新】【向】【医】【院】【内】【走】【去】，【其】【实】【刘】【浩】【南】【也】【想】【回】【四】【合】【院】【去】【住】。 【可】【他】【都】【答】【应】【苏】【玉】【早】【上】【去】【看】【谢】【导】【了】，【又】【懒】【得】【折】【腾】。 【刘】【浩】【南】【回】【了】【特】【需】【楼】【病】【房】，【艾】【莎】【驾】【驶】【着】【卡】【宴】【带】【着】【于】【丽】【娜】【跟】【侯】【佳】【男】。 【胡】【芳】【菲】【本】【来】【想】【把】【奔】【驰】【小】【车】【留】【给】【了】【刘】【浩】【南】，【她】【也】【做】【卡】【宴】【回】【去】。 【可】【刘】【浩】【南】【觉】【得】【这】【车】【太】【娘】【就】【没】【留】，【就】【说】【明】【天】【办】【完】【事】【他】【打】【车】【回】【去】。
【转】【眼】【已】【是】【七】【月】，【经】【历】【过】【重】【重】【艰】【难】【险】【阻】【的】《【西】【游】【降】【魔】【篇】》【终】【于】【进】【入】【了】【拍】【摄】【的】【后】【期】，【已】【经】【成】【为】【光】【头】【的】【洛】【寻】【双】【手】【合】【十】，【一】【袭】【白】【衣】，【声】【音】【肃】【穆】：“【有】【过】【痛】【苦】，【才】【知】【道】【众】【生】【真】【正】【的】【痛】【苦】；【有】【过】【执】【着】，【才】【能】【放】【下】【执】【着】；【有】【过】【牵】【过】，【了】【无】【牵】【挂】。” “【咔】。” 【周】【星】【池】【喊】【停】，【又】【看】【了】【一】【遍】【刚】【刚】【的】【拍】【摄】【效】【果】，【确】【认】【没】【问】【题】【后】【点】【点】【头】【道】：
【简】【介】： 【人】【都】【说】【谢】【家】【五】【爷】【君】【子】【端】【方】，【翩】【翩】【清】【雅】，【全】【城】【的】【女】【人】【挤】【破】【脑】【袋】【都】【想】【认】【识】【他】！ 【莫】【鸯】【鸯】：【呸】，【衣】【冠】【禽】【兽】！ 【以】【为】【得】【了】【绝】【症】，【莫】【鸯】【鸯】【决】【定】【死】【前】【把】【自】【己】【惦】【记】【了】【十】【年】【的】【白】【月】【光】【给】【霍】【霍】【了】。 【谁】【想】【祸】【害】【成】【了】【白】【月】【光】【他】【叔】，【那】【个】【她】【怕】【了】【十】【年】【一】【见】【他】【就】【哆】【嗦】【的】，【谢】【家】【五】【爷】！ 【她】【想】，【不】【怕】，【我】【快】【死】【了】！ 【三】【月】【后】，【莫】