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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Sidney Lumet noticed, when he was working with William Holden on "Network,"
that Holden rarely made eye contact with his acting partners. When it came time
to film his big emotional scene the only direction Lumet gave Holden was to look
Let them feel your attention by speaking to them before and after every take. If
possible, give them something new to work on. Sidney Lumet, when asked in a
1993 interview for "Premier" how much he sets out to accomplish in rehearsal,
... Irving Rapper, 1946 When Harry Met Sally, Rob Reiner, 1989 On the
Waterfront, Elia Kazan, 1954 The Fugitive Kind, Sidney Lumet, 1959 Patch of
Blue, Guy Green, 1965 The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 Leaving
Las Vegas, ...
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Review: Directing ActorsUser Review - Sam - Goodreads
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
Review: Directing ActorsUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
An excellent resource for directing actors. Two thumbs up. Recommended in USC SCA Grad school. Check it out. Ms. Weston love trying to stretch your mind. If you get annoyed by it, just start skimming through and you'll still get a lot out of it. Read full review
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