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Birth of An Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation

Nicholas Sammond, Author

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Conclusion, Page 278

Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice (1982) and Daniel Day Lewis, in There Will Be Blood (2007), are exemplars of the relationship between inner and outer life that marks Stanislavski's Method.

Unlike method actors, who channel universal truths through their bodies in dramatic roles, comic actors never fully disappear into the roles they inhabit. 

Tropic Thunder plays on this by treating the black and disabled experience as unencumbered by neurosis, hence more authentic and pure than (implicitly fully able) white experience, suggesting that what is valued in Method acting is not genuine authenticity, but a convincing performance of authenticity.
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