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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Creating Memorable Performances for Film and Television Judith Weston. The
director is in a position to do violence to the actor's delicate emotional
mechanisms. It can have a shrinking effect on actors to tell them their emotions
are wrong, ...
In a script these little or big surprises are the emotional transitions of the movie.
For an actor, the character's transitions — her reactions to the emotional events
— are the trickiest part of acting. It is the place where the acting is most likely to
At first glance, emotional maps lookinnocuous enough. You may be asking
yourself, what could be wrong with this? How else would you describe a
character's behavior? Everybody talks about characters this way, don't they? In
fact, people in ...
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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