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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Some actors are in touch with their imaginations enough to surrender themselves
to an unself-conscious sense of belief in the situation no matter how improbable.
The wonderful film actors of the thirties and forties, who were working before ...
The facts of a script are its situation, its imaginative given circumstances — a
good jumping-off place for actors. The images are an excellent tool for shaping
and deepening performances. 5) They can help you avoid arguments with actors.
It can be very useful, especially for a scene of high emotion, to start with a “lower
stakes” improv, a situation that parallels the event of the scene, but is less
dramatic. For example, if we take a scene taking place on a space station in
which one ...
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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