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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But for many directors, the excitement they feel about a new project tightens into
anxiety when it comes to working with actors. ... Many directors come from a
technical background and know very little about how actors work. Directors who
Sometimes, while the camera is running, something unusual happens — a line is
dropped, a prop breaks or is missing, a sneeze comes on. Strangely enough, this
untoward, unexpected event brings all the actors to life. It is important to make ...
It is now late at night, his shift is over, and he has come up to her room. Then I
speak to the ... I tell her that many of the hospital staff come into her room, but
there is one intern who comes more often and who calls her "Danielle." "Danielle"
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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