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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... repeated and lines delivered over and over again — in rehearsal or in
coverage — each time they must be spoken as if for the first time. Some actors,
like Charles Bronson or Frank Sinatra, in order to keep their deliveries fresh,
refuse to do ...
"Keep it simple." "Stay with each other." "It's okay to relax. Let yourselves connect.
" "Communicate." "Just talk and listen." "Let yourself hear what she's saying." "I
like it when you play off each other." "You can pay attention to each other." "
actors after each take, to keep their attention forward, because if an actor's work
on a scene is not getting better it is getting worse. It's like the love affair that the
Woody Allen character in “Annie Hall” compares to a shark: if it doesn't move ...
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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