Lastly in the series we have Dick Hallorann, played by Scatman Crothers. One can't help but feel the sensitivity of this guy. The variety of emotions that shine through his expressions is always really enjoyable to watch. In this particular scene I think he uses them all. Even within a single sentence he'll use 3 or 4 expressions. Just watch how much his brow moves. Up and down, in and out.
In this scene it's said that Crothers actually broke down into tears because of the number of takes Kubrick demanded of them. It was an exhausting project for Scatman and I think the honesty of that exhaustion came through in his scenes. Then again I'm not an actor, so I can only speculate. But I do enjoy his character and it's interesting to ruminate on where the real world of being a working actor blurs with the fictitious world of your character.
Hope you enjoy the drawings. I'll be back with more new work, as well as some pieces I've been meaning to post.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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