Since much of the play's first act consisted of letter excerpts, stiltedness
was a risk, even though Hartman had taken care to interweave texts so as to create flow and drama.
The uncanny stiltedness
of the photos locks the black figure--or "black body," in antihumanist parlance--in an Arbus-like pact with the discipline of design.
There is often a stiltedness
to the sentences and an apparent arbitrariness to the order of his narrative that distracts from the liveliness of his subject.
Playing the good-guy T-800 cyborg from Terminator 2: Judgment Day (with CGI glimpses of his ruthless killer from the first movie), he's now learned the rudiments of small talk -- "Nice to see you" -- and attempts a truly scary smile from time to time, but his hilarious stiltedness
(which is also Arnie's beefy immobility) is still the film's trump card.
There is an inevitable stiltedness
in the device of having protagonists talk to each other while simultaneously explaining themselves to the audience.