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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ADJECTIVES Adjectives are static, they describe someone else's impression of
the character. The essence of a person is not other people's descriptions of her.
What other people see is only the tip of the iceberg. Many directors, because their
This is not a spine; it is an attempt to describe the character's transformation. You
might hear someone describe a character by saying that when his best friend
dies, he "learns the value of friendship," that is, he transforms from a person who
to it (whether or not they would describe it that way), they wonder, "Will this
couple stay together?" In other words, "What happens next?" The director is
responsible for putting the events of the scenes together to make a satisfying
story, that is, ...
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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