Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television
This is essential reading for anyone interested in directing or acting. Judith Weston's brilliance is to recognize that directors, actors, writers, and technicians are involved in a process that is at essence a collaboration. In order for them to have the best shot at creating something true and meaningful, they must share a language and a method of exchange that fosters creative cooperation. Weston rightly sees the director as the central figure in inspiring the energy of a production's harmony. She advises the prospective director on every aspect of a stage or film production, showing how the director can draw the best performances possible from actors. -- From Amazon.com.
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Martin Scorsese Shooting should be seen as an extension of rehearsal — that is,
unpressured, exploratory, free — and better than rehearsal, a treat and an
adventure. We want everybody's best energy and concentration. We want fresh ...
... Ang Lee, 1995 Casablanca, Michael Curtiz, 1942 Midnight Cowboy, John
Schlesinger, 1969 The Graduate, Mike Nichols, 1967 Annie Hall, Woody Allen,
1977 The White Balloon, Jafar Panahi, 1995 The Color of Money, Martin
... quote in Chapter VII, the Martin Scorsese quote in Chapter X, and the Don
Cheadle quote in Chapter DK. Information about how Anthony Hopkins worked
on “Nixon” is from 313 FURTHER ACKNOLWEDGMENTS CX.
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Anyone who is interested in working with actors should read this book; It's one of my the very best books I've read on the subject. Read full review