Monday, May 19, 2014


Comparison are odious, but nonetheless last night's episode of GAME OF THRONES confirms Peter Dinklage is the best actor on TV right now. [Full disclosure,  my oldest boy knew Peter at college and I knew him through that and saw him in auditions in New York before he became famous and he was always a nice guy and his charisma just as obvious in person as it is on TV.]

If you haven't seen this episode, Dinklage is working in a confined space with only one actor at a time and in his most powerful scene the camera stays on him while the other character gives a little monologue that most directors would be cutting back and forth between characters for, but Dinklage's performance is so overwhelmingly intense and perfect the powers that be chose to ignore the other actor's face entirely and just stay close up on Peter's for the duration. Highly unusual but the wise choice, an award-winning moment of TV (or film or any medium for that matter). Bravo Peter Dinklage!


AlamedaTom said...

I agree, with the high point being the exchange with Prince Oberyn culminating in the "just a baby" line. And, I thought that Pedro Pascal as Oberyn was just as good as Dinklage in that scene. I can hardly wait for the next episode when (as we all predict) Oberyn kicks The Mountain's ass.

~ Willy

Lally said...

fingers crossed