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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trying to play that judgment , the actor asks himself , What is the behavior of a self
- centered person ? Sometimes , since they are unconcerned with the feelings
and needs of others , their inner life is very free and uncensored . I have seen it ...
In fact it needs to be slowed down in order to find the details of inner life that will
make it worth watching . In Paul Newman ' s example , in which the actor is
actually rushing , the direction " Pick up the pace " was a result direction , that is ,
to tie an affective memory exercise to a need or objective or relationship , rather
than an emotion . ... The words , the situation , the physical life , the needs of the
character — plus what he is getting from the other actor — bring him to a feeling ...
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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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