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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It has to do with the actor not watching himself. It means that whatever
preparation an actor does for a role is done ahead of time. Once the camera
starts to roll or the curtain goes up, the actor lets go of his preparation and allows
it to be there.
Some actors use direct experience as preparation; that is, rather than imagining
the experiences of the character, or finding parallels from their own ... Eric Stoltz
spent two months in a wheelchair to prepare for his role in “Waterdance.” Oliver ...
It is a digest of the script analysis tools outlined in the Script Analysis chapter, a
way of reminding yourself to prepare. Once prepared, you can throw away your
preparation and step into the moment. I strongly recommend against even
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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