Marlon Brando - A Streetcar Named Desire

Method in acting and science: Why there is no such thing

Growing up in China, with the state television often showing boring programs, I was hooked to our cherished VCR and movies. My favorite actors growing up were Al Pacino and Robert De Niro (no surprises there). It was only later on that I discovered while doing my PhD in the Netherlands, that actors like Pacino…

By Rameez Rahman
Nargis, Raj Kapoor, and Dilip Kumar, in scene from Andaz - 1946

Dilip Kumar: The Chekhovian amateur who redefined acting

Anton Chekhov revolutionised modern playwriting and short stories. And he is one my favorite writers. Thus, I remember being confused when I first read that Hemingway had said the following about him: “Chekhov wrote about 6 good stories. But he was an amateur writer”. I have never quite been able to understand why Hemingway called…

By Rameez Rahman