The "baroque, hyper-mannered performances" of Nicolas Cage (to quote Slate's own Dana Stevens) are no doubt best appreciated in their proper contexts. But, as MovieClips demonstrates above, they can also add an occasionally creepy, frequently hilarious note to other cinematic classics. (See the full list at the MovieClips YouTube page.) Enjoy.
4'33" of Silent Nicolas Cage
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Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial
Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.