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Actors Turned Directors: On Eliciting the Best Performance from an Actor and Other Secrets of Successful Directing
Ten highly popular and acclaimed film directors whose careers began in front of the cameras candidly offer their insights into the all-important and underexplored subject of directing actors. Each actor-turned-director discusses filmmaking and acting as observed from and practiced on both sides of the camera and offers invaluable guidelines and tips on casting, rehearsing, ...more
Paperback, 383 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Silman-James Press
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As a professional film Casting Director I believe this insightful book ACTORS TURNED DIRECTOR: ON ELICITING THE BEST PERFORMANCE FROM AN ACTOR lives up to its title as it features terrific interviews with 10 excellent cinema directors who started their careers as actors (i.e., Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, Sydney Pollack, Leonard Nimoy, etc.) should be required reading in all acting schools, as it in deals in depth with the all important actor-director relationship. Other then getting into specific ...more