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When you're onstage and the audience is smiling and singing and bopping along and you're all on the same level, it's the best feeling in the world. It may sound dumb and corny to say it, but it's like pure love.
As any speaker will tell you, when you address a large number of people from a stage, you try to make eye contact with people in the audience to communicate that you're accessible and interested in them.
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I've always been fascinated by the difference between the jokes you can tell your friends but you can't tell to an audience. There's a fine line you have to tread because you don't know who is out there in the auditorium. A lot of people are too easily offended.
Every good writer or filmmaker has something eating at them, right? That they can't quite get off their back . And so your job is to make your audience care about your obsessions.
I think I probably would have enjoyed to keep my own private pain out of my work. But I was changed by my audience who said your private pain which you have unwittingly shown us in your early songs is also ours.
I like to change characters and then, slowly I believe the audience treat me as, like an actor who can fight. It's not like an action star.
I prefer to think of the audience as a single living organism with which I am sharing a singular, never-to-be-repeated experience.
I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation.
Eventually you just have to realize that you're living for an audience of one. I'm not here for anyone else's approval.
And I also felt that no one in an audience could abuse me worse than the sort of abuse I had had at work as a psychiatric nurse.
Usually with this genre the first thing that happens is a good fight sequence to show that you're in good hands. So we broke that rule. I think a lot of that comes from the western audience.
A lot of my audience are in their 50s. But they want me to pretend to continue to be pretending.
When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written.
And I think that when I play these villains, maybe what is different is that the audience sees me play these and they know that that's Chris and he's having fun and he knows that and he knows that and you know that and everybody knows that.
If I live to be 90, and I'm planning to, I'll always love performing for a live audience.
I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present, gave several cheers between the acts.
I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama; there's no device, It's just about a human being.
Behind the proscenium arch, you can't always hear what people in the audience are saying.
The audience is the barometer of the truth.
As an actor you become that lighting rod between the person who made the play and the audience.
You can go from doing something quite silly to something dead serious in the blink of an eye, and if you're making those connections with your audience then they're going to go right along with it.
The audience will make you feel like a demigod. But when you leave the stage, get back to being human.
I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and young people's participation and young faces in the audience.
I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I'm annoying, and a phony.
I now have two different audiences. There's the one that has been watching my action films for 20 years, and the American family audience. American jokes, less fighting.
When I was onstage doing the work, adrenaline killed the pain because I never hurt in front of an audience.
Drama or comedy programming is still the surest way for advertisers to reach a mass audience. Once that changes, all bets are off.
Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself.
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