Type - Psycho

  • Mary Gerardine Hooton

    Actor

    I'm attending a 'acting for camera' class at the mo, and this evening we discussed 'type'. It was decided that my type, to put it bluntly was 'psycho'! A 'neurotic' would probably be a better term. Our homework was to find a short piece of script, duologue, 6 lines/3 per person, roughly 1 minute in length. It can be taken from theatre/radio/film/TV and adapted. Any ideas or suggestions???

    P.S. If in doubt I can write my own.

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  • Morna Young

    Actor

    Hi Mary, Don't worry, playing a pyscho is great fun! One of the characters I played at drama school was Natalie from Memento - I can't really remember the scene that I did but she def fits into the pyscho bracket! I think I had to watch the film and type up the script...might be worth having a look at though? Good luck xx Morna

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  • Morna Young

    Actor

    Or Girl Interrupted? Probably not suitable for a final performance but could be a good film script to analyse/practice xx

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  • Tammy Heath nee Wakefield

    Actor

    neurotic an slightly psycho then try Laura from the woman who cooked her husband!!!!!!!

    good luck

    Tammy

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    A piece from any film with Samantha Morton in?

    • 20th Feb 2008
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    Yes I love that piece from Girl Interrupted… were you talking about Lisa's part at the end Morna? I did that for an audition - and got the part! I still have the script if you would like it PM me. I love playing crazy people, great excuse for creepy eyes.

    xxx

    • 20th Feb 2008
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  • Morna Young

    Actor

    Lisa's part at the end is great! I think the Girl Interrupted script is a brilliant exercise for screen work... I love the chicken scene with Brittany Murphy! xx

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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    oh Mary i am so envious! i have alwasy wanted to be a psycho! lol

    i dont know any exact pieces myself, but from being a fan of horror and suspense. try looking at Annie's speach about her little Penguin facing due south from "Misery"

    its crazy yet very tense.

    do you know the scene i am referring to? its the one right before she cobbles Paul! eep

    • 20th Feb 2008
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  • Mary Gerardine Hooton

    Actor

    Thanks for all your comments, you've really got m thinking now. Are there any good websites with film/tv scripts on them?

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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    I got labelled a "psycho" type- only for acting, mind.

    Had photos for it and everything, and have never had an audition for it.

    Those big psycho roles tend to go to established actors with clout, perhaps that's why.

    I'm just called in for lots of "plain best friend" stuff now. Even though I played psychos right through my training.

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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    here is the script to Misery. do a search for "penguin" to find the scene i am on about

    www.horrorlair.com/scripts/Misery.html

    this site is also good for film scripts

    www.imsdb.com/

    • 20th Feb 2008
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  • Mark Joseph

    Actor

    Monster, the Charlize Theron film.

    M.

    • 20th Feb 2008
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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    No, the one that I think would be perfect for you is the movie Single White Female... with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bridget Fonda. Its directed by Barbet Schroeder.

    You play the "roommate from hell" and its also your age and look. Its also a very sensitive portrayal as she has serious mental issues which are explained through the film so its scary but explained.She tries to morph into her roommate, same hair, clothes etc, murders her boyfriend who is a "threat".. it begins needy and clingy and descends into a psychosis... very very well done.

    I dont like the word PSYCHO- perhaps that you have an intensity which works for roles like that and dramatic thrillers... INCLUDING psycho roles etc..

    this gives you less pigeonholing and enables you to use what they see in you for ALL sorts of roles..

    that intensity can be used for period drama, COMEDY, and contemporary plays... why just PSYCHO????

    Hope you get my drift.

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  • Mia Vore

    Actor

    "Nancy" from The Craft.

    • 20th Feb 2008
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    Great movie monologue site is www.whysanity.net put together by a bloke called Colin[seriously].It has most good scenes from loads of films.

    Good luck.

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    THAT is a fantastic website, Glenn!

    Every monologue from just about every film! What a find!

    I love (and everyone MUST read) the monologue from Dr Strangelove where the President is trying to explain their mistake about the Bomb! Hilarious!

    Thank you so much for passing it on Glenn.

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  • Mary Gerardine Hooton

    Actor

    Thanks everybody for your comments. It's been great help. Obviously when I'm thinking in casting terms, I wouldn't just go for the'psycho' type. In fact most audtions probably wouldn't even use that term! Obviously I know it widens out into intensity, manipulating, insecure etc etc...and can be used for comedy, tragedy..

    Thanks for giving me something to thnk about.

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  • David Sullivan

    Actor

    Fantastic...what about the Bridget Fonda film "Single White female"...or "Play Misty for Me"...OR "The Nanny" Bette Davis. Dx

    • 20th Feb 2008
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  • Nathan Head

    Actor

    oh you are so right with Nancy in The Craft

    i loved her ending piece "!i could fly i could fly aaahh wwee aaaaa" love it!

    • 20th Feb 2008
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    My pleasure Alan, and it is constantly updated.Enjoy

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