"With all the good it’s brought, technology is destroying our communication skills— especially the ability to listen. The older generation can still listen, but many of the youngsters can’t even look you in the eye while you speak. If they aren’t looking at their mobiles, they’re looking over your shoulder or glancing around the room."
"Why is verbal communication more important than communication through a device?"
"Because there’s only so much you can learn from your Facebook friends."
Continuing our Academy Awards nominees theme, we’re looking back at the careers of all five actors nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Each actor nominated has premiered at least one film at the Sundance Film Festival over the last 20 years — Leonardo DiCaprio in 1995 for Scott Kalvert’s The Basketball Diaries, Christian Bale attended the Festival in 2004 for Brad Anderson’s The Machinist, Matthew McConaughey in 2004 for Matthew Bright’s Tiptoes, Chiwetel Ejiofor attended in 2006 for Julian Jarrold’s Kinky Boots, and Bruce Dern in 2001 for William Bindley’s Madison (film still not available).
Film stills courtesy of Sundance Institute Archives