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The Tango Lesson

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 4 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1995

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2

...After a few days and nights in Buenos Aires, I realize that as a city it reminds me of Paris mixed with New York, Moscow-style.It has some of the architectural beauty of Paris without any of its chic vanity: it has the cultural energy...

Sally Potter

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 4½ : In association with Positif: Film-makers on Film-making

Faber & Faber Limited, 1995

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...The story of Bicycle Thieves is a simple one. A man desperate for a job is offered one that requires a bicycle. With great difficulty' he and his wife manage to retrieve his bicycle from the pawnbrokers. But on his first day at work...

On Tour with Orlando

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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4

...Sally Potter (photo by the Douglas Brothers) Introduction I first read Orlando as a teenager, round about the time I made my first 8mm film and fell in love with film-making. In 1984, shortly after my first visit to the USSR, I wrote...

Embodiment (the actor’s work)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...Actors are what most people ‘see’ in a film. Audiences don’t look at the camera-work, the sets, the lighting, the design, the structure of the story – any of the multiple cinematic choices that the writer, the director and his or her team...

Performing being a director (your work goes public)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...A lot of directors – even quite experienced ones – are secretly afraid of how they will appear to the crew and to the actors. They walk onto the set anxious that their own performance – that of being a director – is not going to be up...

Afterword

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...Talking with the actors I have worked with on such different films felt like bringing them together into one space, a space flooded with the strong working memories that lead to a very particular form of mutual affection. I relished...

Rehearsals (why, not how)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...In film-making a formal rehearsal period is a luxury (unlike theatre, where it is thought of as an absolute necessity). In some cases the first time you work with an actor may be on the set. And some directors may favour this way...

Temporary insanity (intensity on set)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...Everyone knows that actors sometimes ‘fall in love’ with one another while working on a film. As with the intoxicating experience of ‘falling in love’ in so-called ‘real life’, people suddenly recognise one another’s beauty, intelligence...

Thinking ahead to the edit (the part and the whole)

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

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...Everything you manage to capture during the shoot, often formless and rambling in its raw state, becomes simply material once you reach the cutting room. And all the decisions you made whilst shooting suddenly become painfully clear. You...

Working one-on-one

Sally Potter

Sally Potter is the award-winning writer/director of The Goldiggers, Orlando, The Tango Lesson, The Man Who Cried, Yes, Rage, and Ginger and Rosa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Naked Cinema : Working with Actors

Faber & Faber, 2014

Book chapter

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...Though this was something I had often done instinctively for years, it took a while for me to learn that it really was a golden rule: build your relationships one-on-one. This applies to your key crew (your heads of department: designer...