News for Dec. 26, 2005

Monkeying around with technology

12/26/05, 12:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Actors like Andy Serkiss (SIC), who played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings, are professionals in the truest sense says Mark Kermode. When is an actor not an actor? When he is a 'computer-graphically-enhanced motion-capture-reference performance-artiste'. Or so a hopefully dwindling band of Luddites thinks. Hence the foolish claim that British performer Andy Serkis's sterling work bringing the CGI star of King Kong to life is something less than 'acting', and more akin to mere technological monkeying around. [More]