... Scott Thomas, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Carter, to name a few.
Sam, what is your definition of acting? Some people say it is about revealing your true self …
Sam Neill (SN):
I don’t think you reveal anything...
... the director a reference point against which to check the emotional impact the character’s actions are likely to have on the viewer. Too much acting can disrupt the viewer’s engagement with the character. French minimalist director Robert...
... The performances Solondz draws from his actors are daring, utterly honest, and funny.
What makes a director?
Todd Solondz (TS):
I suppose a certain tenacity because it’s such an unpleasant process. You must really...
... the Sound Designer and I decided to add some friendly dog barks in a scene featuring both characters. The barks were to say, “I like you and I want to be with you.”
Cross Turning Over, director RobertKlenner (1996)....
... you like the actors to feel playing it?
Feelings can be difficult to explain. Robert Plutchik (1927–2006), an American psychologist, identified eight principal emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation,...
... (2016, director Garth Davis), and The Changeover (2016, directors Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt).
What does the job of the acting coach entail?
Miranda Harcourt (MH):
To help the actor and the director...
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