Not only does he act, he directs!
Monday, January 19, 2004

So we've probably all heard by now that David Boreanaz is directing the Angel ep this week Soul Purpose . Angel himself will be directing, well, himself, along with his fellow actors.

When I first heard about this, I said I was kinda wary and was pegged a pessimist for my comment. I was sort of mad about this, but everyone is entitled to have his or her own thoughts. Anyway, I'm still wary. There is no guarantee that David's directing is going to be really great simply because he's been on the show for five years and has been playing this character for eight.

From what I understand, and have heard from Joss' commentaries for Firefly, directing involves lighting and the placement of characters, how a shot is going to be constructed, discussing how the actor should play the scene, etc. Doesn't sound easy to me. I mean, I have faith in David as an actor, but I'm still not completely convinced that this episode is going to look phenomenal. I guess it doesn't have to in order to be a good episode, but I suppose I'm just spoiled now thanks to Firefly's amazing look.

Well, we'll see how things are when Wednesday rolls around. Maybe my opinion will change. David has said before that he always wanted to direct. Maybe this will give him a chance to expand his skills.


Thursday, April 15, 2004 3:25 PM


The directing was okay, but nothing exceptional. He should keep his day job.

On the other hand, he did light-years better than the hack-job Sean Astin did on that episode last season. Yuck.

Monday, January 19, 2004 7:27 PM


Ron Howard was good on Happy Days.

Monday, January 19, 2004 6:48 PM


You gotta crawl before you walk. I think he'll do okay. Some of these actors are very smart. They'll surprise you in ways you least expect.


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