The Film Director's Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques
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The Film Director's Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques

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Acclaimed director Judith Weston offers a deeply creative exploration on how to access and stimulate the filmmaker's most precious assets: instincts, imagination, and intuition.
Paperback, 334 pages
Published September 25th 2003 by Michael Wiese Productions
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Alex
Very few books about screenwriting or directing make a serious effort to crystallize the knowledge that most screenwriters or directors know. In the CRAFTY books, I tried to crystallize what I know about screenwriting. What I find in Judith Weston's DIRECTOR'S INTUITION is a serious attempt to crystallize what film directors know. Specifically the book is about how to develop your director's intuition: what you know at a subliminal level, how you tell when an actor is bringing truth versus indic...more
Susan
I found this book to contain a lot of information. While there were big sections that seemed to almost be copy pasted, everything seemed to make sense.

In some places the information, while it was clear that she was trying to be supportive, that she in a lot of places became a bit like talk down to new or unexperienced directors.

I found the premise of this book to be about the actor is right and as a director it is better to let the actor do what the actor is doing than to tell them they are off...more
Brian Ging
Jul 16, 2007 Brian Ging rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: directors
Still reading it, but it is very enlightening about the process of directing. Learn more about directing without telling actors the "result" you want like "be angry", instead you can guide them through actions that express the flavor of anger you want them to give you.
Mike
Far inferior to her first book, Directing Actors. Lack of organization makes it hard to follow and care. Many ideas that seem like they could help, but it doesn't come through all that successfully in the writing. Don't worry, she has another book, and it's good!
Anna Zaleska
I loved this book - you can apply it to any creative endeavor, to help tap into raw emotion, and also to understand other artists.
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