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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Any of these objectives take the actor's attention off the work and hurt the
performance. Sometimes an actor intellectualizes his objective and winds up
showing us that he has such an objective instead of allowing it organically to
impel his ...
Choosing Objectives We want to find objectives that are active. Another kind of
soft objective is, in a boy-meets-girl scene, deciding that the boy "wants her to talk
to him." Unless the actor playing the girl forgets her lines, she's already going to ...
Another way to get at through-line is via the character's objective or need. That is,
instead of discussing what the character is like, look at his behavior—what he
wants, and what he is doing to get what he wants. Every character (every person)
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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