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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Then I said , “ Now I want you to say the words of the script , ' I love you , ' but let
yourself mean what you just said to me . Don ' t try to make it mean any more than
that . ” When we opened , his performance in that scene was the most beautiful ...
In bringing up the subject of free will , I don ' t mean to raise a philosophical
argument . Giving a character free will means that the character makes choices ,
makes mistakes , takes wins and losses right in the scene as we are watching .
The reason “ It might not work ” always works is because I always mean it . The
reason I want to try something is to see if it will work . I have an idea in my mind
and until the actors make it work , that ' s all it is — an idea . I also favor , “ I
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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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