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Explain Reiner’s claim every actor is insecure. How does this claim apply to the anecdotes in the book?

Students should be able to detect how the theme of creative insecurity is pervasive throughout the text. Although Reiner claims actors are insecure, the assertion can be applied to directors and writers as well. Reiner and Goldman both fail to see the value of their vision at points. Students should debate the reasons why, and ask if all creative pursuits require a degree of uncertainty or not.

What makes a classic? What is the worth of such labelling?

Elwes interrogates the nature of classics and wonders if The Princess Bride can be classified as such. Students should ask themselves whether or not the film is a classic, what characterizes a classic, and most importantly, whether that labels matters. The question makes them ponder the worth of a piece...

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