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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This is not bad. It makes you perfectionist, it makes you care. Moreover, the ability
to see the darker side of life is an asset not just for directing dramatic and tragic
movies, but also for directing comedy, since comedy often has pain inside it.
But, you may say, what about comedy? fantasy” action-adventure? — where
there is fun in the stereotypes and in the certainty that the hero will prevail. Well,
this is exactly why people say that comedy is harder to do than drama, because
APPENDIX B COMEDY What a person finds funny is of course a very personal
thing, but there are some principles of comedy that I think you will find useful.
These principles apply to the four ways that a movie or show can be funny: the ...
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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