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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Use images as imaginative adjustments . The term adjustment is used differently
by different people . Sometimes it is misused . Sometimes it is confused with
attitude ; it ' s possible , even common , to hear a director telling an actor to use “
Adjustments are ways of talking about the character ' s behavior without using
adjectives . Instead of saying that character A is " respectful " toward character B ,
you might say his adjustment is that " B is an important man , " or , if you want to ...
ADJUSTMENTS Adjustments are among the most powerful tools a director can
have . ... Arthur Penn , when interviewed on “ Inside the Actors Studio , ” revealed
the adjustment he suggested to Dustin Hoffman for the scene from “ Little Big ...
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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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