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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What I don't believe is that you can never know the impulse to do such-and-such.
Every one of us carries somewhere inside us the impulse (perhaps so deeply
buried that it will never express itself in behavior) to do anything that any human ...
I feel strongly that actor and writer should never meet without the director present
—even when the writer and director are the same person! If you are both the
writer and the director, when you need to talk to an actor about script changes,
What if she never behaves sternly in her own life? By now she should have
translated the result direction "sternness" into a verb: possibly to teach, to preach,
to disapprove, or to punish. Then she should take another look, and make
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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