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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They don't know what the substitution is; that is, they don't know what truth is
being spoken, but they hear truth being spoken. Lines spoken as lines in a script,
without images connected to the words, have little effect on an audience.
Don't forget — characters, like people, don't always tell the truth. They don't
always know the truth. They remember things incompletely or inaccurately. They
may not admit the truth to themselves, and, of course, sometimes they lie. A good
And they are surrounded by people who don't tell them the truth, who are currying
favor by telling them everything they do is wonderful. Stars need a director they
can trust. They need to know you will tell them the truth. Don't be intimidated by ...
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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