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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2 ) Because the events of the movie tell us what the movie is about , and the
director is the shepherd and guardian of the movie ... Sidney Lumet says in his
book Making Movies that what the movie is about — some people call this the
movie ' s ...
WHAT THE SCRIPT IS ABOUT At last we come to the fundamental question of
script analysis : What is the script about ? The images and the events are the
clues to this central question . “ What the movie is about " can be phrased as a
In one of my classes we analyzed his spine , and it became clear as we looked at
his behavior during each event of the movie , that his spine was “ to find a way to
go on living after his wife ' s death . ” This spine will be more useful to the actor ...
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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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