Never mistake motion for action

Posted by Mikko on September 14, 2005

In Reply to: Never mistake motion for action posted by David FG on September 13, 2005

: : : What does "Never mistake motion for action" mean?

: : It means you are just spinning your wheels and not really going anywhere.

: Very much the story of my life.


Marlon Brando quoted the above phrase, giving a good example of his "method" acting style. Brando once adviced a younger actor by saying: "When they say "Action!" (in a film shoot), it doesn't mean you have to move."