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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Now, what's wrong with adjectives? ADJECTIVES Adjectives are static, they
describe someone else's impression of the character. The essence of a person is
not other people's descriptions of her. What other people see is only the tip of the
I didn't know much about baseball, and I kept asking myself, “What's wrong with
aiming? How can he throw the ball over the plate if he doesn't aim?” I sensed
somehow that the answer was important so I pondered it until I realized that it
The reason I discuss this in a book for directors is not because you are expected
to always know exactly what's wrong with a performance and be able to tell the
actor how to fix it. But I want to give you some feel for the kinds of things that can ...
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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