Speech: Stage Fright and What to Do About It
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MAN, ASKED TO GIVE SPEECH BEFORE LOCAL SERVICE CLUB MEETING, CANNOT PREPARE BECAUSE OF STAGE FRIGHT, SPENDS PANICKED WEEK BEFORE SPEECH. EXPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY, HEAVY NARRATION.
Ken Smith sez: "Fred Strong" is the silly-looking main character of this film. A surreal fantasy section is its high point, where the narrator reviews all the things we're afraid of when we speak in front of a crowd. Lon Chaney, Jr. makes a cameo appearance as a guy shooting a gun.
SPEECH SPEECHES STAGE FRIGHT FEAR PUBLIC SPEAKING EXPRESSIONISM EATING SNAKES SLEEPING PODIUMS AUDIENCES NERVES NERVOUSNESS AGITATION ANXIETY MENTAL ANGUISH QUESTION MARKS SURREALISM LILLIPUTIANS Speech Rhetoric Public speaking Stage fright Psychology Anxiety Self-doubt Insecurity Surrealism Nervousness Gunshots Assassination Fear Snakes Question marks (animated) Animation Doppelgngers Doubles (person repeated within frame) Rotary Clubs Luncheons Podiums Yawns Hostility Boredom Listening Speaking Listeners (bored) Audiences (bored) Anorexia (male) Appetite (loss of) Newspapers (reading) safety
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
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Subject: Not A Mainstream Man
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Subject: Speech: Stage Fright and What to Do About It
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Subject: Fabulous example of early training movie
Although it was a little less "dated" then than now, it made it's points through humor appropriate to the times (1949). Every class I taught laughed as heartily as I still do every time I see this film.
Everything we see in the movie reminds me of military training films, inlcuding the apparel and culture of the times (including someone in the audience smoking a cigarette!). Made during the cold war when we conducted civil defense drills and worried as children about nuclear devestation, this film along with the other Centron productions , is a classic. An amusing vignette of history.
Subject: Eeek! Snakes on Stage! Eek! Hairy Knuckles!
Subject: Young America sez, "SAY NO TO STAGE FRIGHT"
Fred loses his cool before giving some sort of speech. The narrator explains some basic info about stage fright in a very repetitive way.
Subject: Snake Handling
This film actually has some pretty decent content, but is so over the top that it is hard to take it completely seriously.
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