Friday, October 10, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2979: "Tomorrowland" Trailer-teaser, Britt Robertson and Stanislavski - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

When it comes to body language, most actors get the dramatic emotional scenes fairly accurate - however the more moderate and subtle nonverbals are often off target. Not so here. Britt Robertson is shown in the above "Tomorrowland" Trailer-teaser and her facial expressions are spot-on.What follows is a partial analysis:

0:14 Subtle Sadness expressed in a slight lower lip pout and a distant stare.

At 0:21, she displays a great mouth configuration of regret, just after the officer says, "One money clip ...."

At 0:39 we see a combined anger and disgust (irritated) expression. Her eyebrows are slightly pulled together and downwards, her midface is tightened and her nostrils are slightly flared.

Still during 0:39, eyelid closure - amplifies both anger and disgust.

During 1:10, after Robertson's character (Casey Newton)
shows a fantastic expression of both sincere and curious disbelief. How does this differ for the nonverbal of sarcastic incredulity?

Although we can't be 100% sure, this accuracy and consistency of facial expressions suggests that Britt uses the Stanislavski method. Hope the plot is just as good.

See also:

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Nonverbal Communication Quiz-Analysis No. 2967: George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Wed in Venice - All The World's a Stage - Sincerity level of Smiles

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2846: Shailene Woodley Set Interview - The Fault in Our Stars

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2972: Rachel Respess, Destrehan High School Teacher Arrested and Smiling Incongruent with Emotional Context

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2655: Edward Snowden's Alternative Christmas Message 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 1874:  Bad Handshake - Political Prevalence 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2942: Vladimir Putin's & Recognizing Duplicity in Body Language