ICYMI: Richard Armitage should always insist on his interviews being audible / visible

Ma vie en l’air published the audio of the interview that she published with Armitage a few weeks ago in transcript. Fascinating how different things strike one in each medium. To me Armitage sounds much more (for lack of a better word) tentative, exploring, on audio than he does in print, where he is written as more authoritative. Or maybe it’s that he’s allowing himself to be freer, just talking into a phone, than he would in other settings.

~ by Servetus on August 9, 2015.

6 Responses to “ICYMI: Richard Armitage should always insist on his interviews being audible / visible”

  1. Felt the same way as you, Serv. The ums and ahs and erms of spoken speech give his articulateness and eloquence more character, make him more human. It was great to hear the interview. I actually would’ve loved to hear the interviewer too.

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    • I think hearing the tone of voice, esp when talks about violence, is crucial — it made what he said seem less obviously a rationalization.

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      • It also sounded more spontaneous, as if he hadn’t thought about this for half an hour, to get the party line delivered to the masses, but like a response like during a chat. (Of course he probably will have thought about this before, though…)

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        • lol, i hope he thought about it before 🙂 but I agree re: the sound of spontaneity. Also the statement about his own emotionality comes off better in voice than in print.

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          • You are both right, the tone of voice makes such a difference! it also helps get a sense of how spontaneous the reaction may be or just how he feels about a certain question and so on. Written words are just never a complete picture…

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            • in his case, in particular, I think some things that sounded coy in the print interview sounded more sincere in the audio.

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