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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Now of course, actors need to stay within the camera frame and make very exact
moves so the camera can follow and photograph them. The freedom I am talking
about is an interior freedom, which is all the more important precisely because ...
Or perhaps the best course will be to assure him that you would rather have him
in the here and now than torturing and manipulating himself. The performance
may well be fresher and more honest if he lets the distractions in instead of
“Will Jake Giddes be able to avoid repeating the terrible mistake he made long
ago, in Chinatown?” (The answer, of course, is no.) It can be phrased as a spine
or a verb. You might say that the spine of “I Never Sang for My Father” is “to
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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