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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If the actor's transitions become rooted in intellectualization rather than
experience, she starts to telegraph them, or push; the work becomes forced or
mechanical. The actor falls into what is called “indicating,” that is, showing the
audience the ...
Acting becomes an obligation, a burden. The character becomes some sort of
Platonic ideal, a “character in the sky” that the actor feels she must live up to or
become. I don't even like the term “in character” because it sounds static. The
In the beginning of the movie Michael is pleasing his father and making him
proud by becoming a lawyer. ... The youngest (and favorite), Michael, is to
become a real "American" (he even has the only "American" name) and make his
life and ...
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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