The Method Kills

The First Essential Scary Truth

Back when he was still doing stand up, Woody Allen had a routine that went something like this:

I was in a play.

I was playing G-d.

I used the Method.

Everywhere I went, I blessed everyone and everything.

One day, I got into a car accident.

The guy got out of the car and started screaming at me.

I got out and said ‘Go forth my son.  Be fruitful and multiply.’

Well, not in those exact words.

Method Acting gave the world Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Gene Hackman.  It’s also given various comedians like Woody Allen all sorts of material.

And now art has taken a life.

(From the BBC)

Tiago Klimeck, 27, was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance on Good Friday in the city of Itarare.

The actor was hanging for four minutes before fellow performers realised something was wrong.

Klimeck was taken to hospital suffering from cerebral hypoxia but died on Sunday.

The Passion play was being performed in Itarare, 345km (214 miles) west of Sao Paulo.

Klimeck was re-enacting the scene in which Judas commits suicide in repentance for his betrayal of Jesus Christ.

Police are investigating the apparatus that was meant to support Klimeck. It appears the knot may have been erroneously tied.

When the actors realised something was wrong, Klimeck was taken down and found to be unconscious.

The Santa Casa de Itapeva hospital has confirmed the death and an autopsy will take place on Monday.

The Method has claimed it’s first victim.  I leave it up to you, dear reader, to decide if it should be allowed to kill again.



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