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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People are surely complex , but they are not actually able to do two things at
once . They may say one thing while doing another . Or they may rapidly
alternate what they are doing from one thing to another . But that ' s not the same
thing as ...
Every event , every moment in life , once it passes , is over . We cannot have our
lives back after we have lived them . When a director tells an actor , “ That was
perfect . Do it again just like that , ” he is asking for something that is just not
What if Angel has just been promoted to manager of the diner ? ” “ What if Angel
and Stephen had sex together once ? ” These adjustments can be agreed on by
both actors ( and the director ) or they can be private ; they can be secrets .
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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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