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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It exactly means that the actor puts more attention on the other actor than on her
own performance. And allows her lines to be informed by that attention, dictated
by that attention. The lines come out of her attention to the other actor, out of her ...
In the following few scenes we see him gradually wear civilian clothes more
naturally. Instead of demonstrating to us that the character feels awkward,
Freeman makes his attention to the suit physical. Morgan Freeman the actor is
familiar with ...
actors after each take, to keep their attention forward, because if an actor's work
on a scene is not getting better it is getting worse. It's like the love affair that the
Woody Allen character in “Annie Hall” compares to a shark: if it doesn't move ...
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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