4:04: The exact time Miss Thompson’s SCM twitched.
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Wikipedia online encyclopaedia defines “the sternocleidomastoid muscles, also known as sternomastoid and commonly abbreviated as SCM, is a paired muscle in the superficial layers of the anterior portion of the neck. It acts to flex and rotate the head. It also acts as an accessory muscle of inspiration, along with the scalene muscles of the neck.” (1)
The most striking part of Miss Thompson’s calculated slow progression of releasing and controlling vent up emotions was that exact moment when Henry yelled the words “Now do you understand?” Miss Thompson’s sternocleidomastoid muscles twitched on cue, a potent visual sign of her character’s internal turmoil that must remain under control and below the surface. Why? Because that was who Margaret Schlegel was. It takes a brilliant thespian to fully grasp the complexities and motivations of his character that even in his character’s most silent scenes, the great actor can still communicate something profound to the audience. No words, and if necessary, employ even the most mundane of anatomical muscles. Whoa! That’s a mouthful.
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Notes: (1) Taken from Wikipedia.
For full descriptions, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternocleidomastoid_muscle
Disclaimer: The video was taken from YouTube. I do not own the video right. No copyright infringement intended. The video here may be too small to have a clear view of Thompson's SCM twitch. You can go to YouTube for a bigger view or purchase the film. Howards Ends is available on DVD for a more detailed analysis. :-)