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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Don't embellish the facts with explanations. I was working with two acting
students on a scene from the movie “When Harry Met Sally”; Sally and her friend
Marie are discussing Marie's married boyfriend. I asked the actress playing Sally
If I were directing this scene I might want to suggest this little adjustment to the
actress, to give her another layer. (See Column 6 of Chart 3, “Imaginative
Choices,” page 207.) My idea for this adjustment arose from information I happen
to have ...
... is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the process.” Jennie Garth,
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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