Friday, March 27, 2009

Mannerisms you have taken on entirely because of fictional characters

I love and adore Diane Keaton/Annie Hall (in my head they are one and the same) so much that I have taken on certain of her mannerisms in a way I hope is endearing but fear is entirely affected. It's actually really just one habit - putting my hands on my hips like she's doing here (imagine this photo involves her doing the same thing with both arms.) I think it all came about when I went as Annie Hall for halloween this year, and this pose was the one way I was able to get into character. And I liked it. So I kept doing it.

Are there any fictional characters or celebrities who have influenced your own mannerisms? Am I the only one who has done this?

I feel very exposed right now.


Jim Friesen said...

I always wanted to make my eyebrows look intense, intelligent, determined and leaderly. I thought Gregory Peck did it really well. I practiced when I was ten. Smoking a pipe would probably have helped. There, now we're both vulnerable. That probably doesn't make you feel any better.

ange ella said...

Yes, actually it does.

That's cute.

alexandra said...

you know this about me - I will often repeat phrases (in a manneristic style) from movies or tv over and over and over again. to the point of intervention from others.

as far as posture or facial expression...not so much. but now i want to! it would be like body - movie trivia!

ange ella said...

I do that too. Especially if there is an accent involved.

Alex: you must come up with some kind of movie body trivia for me to guess the next time we see each other. You've got some time to work on it.

Blogtastic-Jane said...

There's a scene in Sex and the City where Carrie Bradshaw goes "Me Likeyyy" when she's wearing a designer dress. She sort of clasps her hands together and squeals. I thought it was so adorable, I started doing it!

Me likey!


ange ella said...

Blogtastic - I am so glad you do this.

Saf said...

I tend to randomly burst into choreographed dance numbers because of all of the Bollywood.

Wait, I think that might only be in my head.


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