Nicolas Cage: leading man or character actor? Action hero or goofball comedian? Internet joke or one of the greatest actors of his generation? Beyond the gif bait and easy punchline, Nicolas Cage continually frustrates easy categorization or understanding. In National Treasure, pop culture writer Lindsay Gibb studies Ni
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I have to admit, I really haven’t seen many Nicolas Cage films and had been pretty indifferent to him as an actor before reading this book. I had seen the memes and heard the criticisms of him as a supposedly over-the-top actor and took the general public’s word verbatim. However, Gibb’s critical analysis of Cage was compelling to say that least. Gibb provides a thorough overview of Cage’s work so that readers aren’t necessarily required to be well-versed in his repertoire of films, and yet she
An excellent essay on Nicholas Cage and his acting talents. I thought this was a good book. It was funny and well-researched. The arguments for why people should admire Cage’s acting skills were compelling.
I’m really interested in this pop culture classics series, and will definitely be reading more of these books.
“National Treasure” by Lindsay Gibb is a great defense of Nicolas Cage’s acting. I’ve long thought of Cage as “the best worst actor” but reading Gibb’s well researched manifesto has me, if not totally convinced, at very least deeply curious. It’s hard not to read this book without google on hand to reference the many startling, hilarious, and amazing moments in Cage’s career.
What ultimately hits home is that Gibb’s take-away says as much about the expectations of an audience as it does about a