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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3. Objective/INTENTION/NEED During your script analysis, you should come up
with as many candidates for each character's objective as you can think of. If you'
re not sure what a character's objective is, don't anguish over it but make notes ...
because of his parents' divorce, to his movie “E.T.” I am sure he must have
spoken as openly to the actors when he was directing. Set up the framework and
goal of the rehearsal. Perhaps it is to connect with the characters and
you can say things like “You seemed a little off”; “We're not quite there yet”; “It's in
and out”; “Let's try something new, I'm not sure this is working anymore”; “It's
gotten surface-y, the inner life is missing”; “The give-and-take is missing, I want
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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