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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FREEDOM " On the set , ( Woody Allen ) leaves actors alone , he ' s always about
loosening it up , and I tried to do the same . I don ' t like too much direction myself
, it stops me from thinking or feeling . . . If somebody talks to me too much I ...
Woody Allen , in a 1994 New York Magazine article , disclosed that the reason he
uses one wide shot for most of his whole scenes is partly because it is quicker
and cheaper , but mostly it is for the actors , because it is a way to " let them talk ...
... to work without rehearsal , confident that he can get the moments he needs
with a word or two just before the camera rolls . Certain directors , such as Ken
Loach and sometimes ( reportedly ) Woody Allen , don ' t give actors a whole
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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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