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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It is still hard for producers , directors , writers and even actors to understand and
trust that if an actor commits to a playable choice rather than to a decision about
vocal inflection or facial expression , the movie will be better . Powerful actors ...
Although they are inspired by the script and illuminate its deepest reaches , these
choices are not in service of the author of the screenplay ; they are ... An actor ' s
work on the script is to find his choice , a " what is to be acted , " a " something ...
IMAGINATIVE CHOICES : CHART 3 1 . HISTORY ... That would be an example of
an imaginative backstory choice . It ' s not in the ... because it ' s not an actual fact
, it ' s a choice — the idea is to generate behavior in the actors . It could also ...
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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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