Changing Direction A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

ISBN-10: 0240806646
ISBN-13: 9780240806648
Edition: 2006
Authors: Lenore DeKoven
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

This approach, honed after years of on-set experience and from teaching at UCLA, NYU, and Columbia, and endorsed by many in the industry, including director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and producer/actor Edward Asner, aims to provide a helpful reference and resource for directors and actors alike. It combines underlying theory with dozens of exercises designed to reveal the actor??'s craft. There is material on constructing the throughline; analyzing the script; character needs; the casting and rehearsal processes; film vs. theater procedures as well as the actor and the camera. Distilling difficult concepts and a complex task to their simplest form, the author explains how to accurately capture and portray human behavior. The author's discussion of creative problems she has encountered or anticipated after years of experience, and her suggested solutions and exercises, are immediately useful. Additionally, hear what the actors have to say in excerpts from interviews with such acclaimed actors as Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Glenn Close, Robert Redford, Christopher Walken, Julianne Moore, and Michael Douglas (to name a few) who discuss their work with directors, what inspires them, and what they really want from the director. * A well-known director and coach shares her secrets on getting great performances from actors * Hands on; loaded with exercises * Relevant to film, TV, and theater directors * Foreword written by Ang Lee, Oscar-winning director of Brokeback Mountain and a student of DeKoven's

Introduction
The Actor and Training
The Actors' Vocabulary
The Text and the Throughline
Analysis of Script; The Character Outline
The Casting Process
The Rehearsal Process
The Actor and the Camera
Film and Theatre
What Do the Actors Say
Tips to the Director
Appendix

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