The Power Of The Actor

Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649967
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In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal. In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck’s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.

The Power Of The Actor

Author: Ivana Chubbuck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592401538
Size: 63.94 MB
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A Hollywood coach introduces a twelve-part acting method that has been utilized by some of today's top stars and draws on the traditions of performance masters, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes while explaining how to apply her techniques to create genuine characters, disseminate scripts, and audition effectively. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Acting Techniques For Everyday Life

Author: Jane Robbins
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786729198
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Most people can name at least one situation—a business presentation, a job interview, a cocktail party, or a blind date—in which they felt uncomfortable, nervous, or simply self-conscious. Jane Marla Robbins, a successful stage and film actress and teacher for almost forty years, found that she could use the same acting techniques she employed to look and feel confident on stage and screen to make herself feel more comfortable in "real-life" situations. In clear and accessible language, Robbins describes acting techniques that actors having been using for centuries and explains—using real-life examples and easy-to-follow exercises—how each can be used by ordinary people to make difficult everyday situations easier to handle. Acting Techniques for Everyday Life will teach readers how to create a sense of well-being and self-confidence at will, giving them the tools they need to be as confident, strong, witty, authentic, relaxed, and happy as they want to be in any given situation.

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No Acting Please

Author: Eric Morris
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ISBN: 9780962970931
Size: 26.34 MB
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A collection of 125 acting exercises that are based on journal excerpts and dialogues from Mr. Morris' classes. These exercises teach the actor to systematically eliminate his or her instrumental obstacles -- tensions, fears, inhibitions -- and explore the "being" state, where the actor does no more and no less than what he or she feels. As the title indicates, many of the techniques herein address the actor's need to avoid falling into the traps of concept and presentational acting. There is also a complete chapter on sense memory -- what it is, and how to practice it and apply it as an acting tool. Co-authored by Joan Hotchkis, and with a Foreword by Jack Nicholson.

Reframing Screen Performance

Author: Cynthia Baron
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472025414
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"A significant contribution to the literature on screen performance studies, Reframing Screen Performance brings the study of film acting up to date. It should be of interest to those within cinema studies as well as general readers." ---Frank P. Tomasulo, Florida State University Reframing Screen Performance is a groundbreaking study of film acting that challenges the long held belief that great cinematic performances are created in the editing room. Surveying the changing attitudes and practices of film acting---from the silent films of Charlie Chaplin to the rise of Lee Strasberg's Actor's Studio in the 1950s to the eclecticism found in contemporary cinema---this volume argues that screen acting is a vital component of film and that it can be understood in the same way as theatrical performance. This richly illustrated volume shows how and why the evocative details of actors' voices, gestures, expressions, and actions are as significant as filmic narrative and audiovisual design. The book features in-depth studies of performances by Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, and Julianne Moore (among others) alongside subtle analyses of directors like Robert Altman and Akira Kurosawa, Sally Potter and Orson Welles. The book bridges the disparate fields of cinema studies and theater studies as it persuasively demonstrates the how theater theory can be illuminate the screen actor's craft. Reframing Screen Performance brings the study of film acting into the twenty-first century and is an essential text for actors, directors, cinema studies scholars, and cinephiles eager to know more about the building blocks of memorable screen performance. Cynthia Baron is Associate Professor of Film Studies at Bowling Green State University and co-editor of More Than a Method: Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance. Sharon Carnicke is Professor of Theater and Slavic Studies and Associate Dean of Theater at the University of Southern California and author of Stanislavsky in Focus.

Stop Acting Start Living

Author: Bernard Hiller
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ISBN: 9781457517617
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"Stop Acting Start Living" is the culmination of 35 years of performing and teaching experience. Acting teacher and success coach Bernard Hiller has worked with Jeff Goldblum, LL Cool J, Billy Crystal, Chace Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer and Emilio Rivera among many others. Bernard discovered Cameron Diaz and coached her for her first big audition for "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, which launched her career. His techniques have helped change the course of lives and careers. There has never been a book available that takes the acting techniques of a Hollywood star-maker, and teaches average people how to become stars in their lives, relationships and careers. Bernard is the only coach who combines acting technique, life coaching and success training in an entirely different and unique way. Because of that Leonardo DiCaprio and other stars recommend him as the premier acting teacher in town. "Stop Acting Start Living" will not only benefit every person that reads it, but will encourage them to change the world in a profound and lasting way. This book teaches people how to wake up their brilliant, creative and powerful selves like never before. It shows them how to connect with their personal powers in a totally new and exciting way. Learning the ways to become a star is easy, and with this book you will have the tools become the star you always wanted to be. This book will teach you how to achieve any dream or goal your heart truly desires. Importantly is how to support yourself with your talents and gifts. Bernard's unique technique has helped established artists and top business people take their careers to the next level resulting in real-life rebirths. With this book you will learn how to connect to your true authentic self in a revolutionary way. First you must discover what is unique and special about you and then develop an effective plan to achieve success. Remember "The Bigger The Dream, The Better The Life."

The Intent To Live

Author: Larry Moss
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553381202
Size: 48.68 MB
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The legendary acting coach shares his inspirational philosophy and effective techniques--including case studies, exercises, and professional insights--designed to help actors connect personally with a script, develop a character from the inside out, overcome fear and inhibitions, hone technical skills, and more. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

99 Film Scenes For Actors

Author: Angela Nicholas
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380798042
Size: 34.31 MB
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Looking for a great piece to work on in your scene study class? For an audition? You want something fresh, juicy, well-written -- something you haven't seen in every scene book. Give Chekov a rest and turn to memorable characters and scenes from the silver screen. This remarkable anthology offers an incredible range of contemporary dialogues from the pens of the industry's finest talents -- scenes that pulsate with emotional life, scenes that live on their own, out of context. Blistering drama and caustic comedy are excerpted from the classic screenplays of James L. Brooks and Oliver Stone, and there are cutting-edge scenes from the Coen Brothers, Kevin Smith and Spike Lee. These are the scenes of today's films, a wealth of material to motivate any actor -- great scenes that will inspire and challenge you. Within these pages, actors will find emotionally charged scenes from big studio megahits and small gems from acclaimed independent films. Featuring characters ranging from the larger-than-life to low-key introverts, 99 Film Scenes for Actors is a cornucopia of cinematic classics for actors eager for their close-up.

Improvising Out Loud

Author: Jeff Corey
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813169852
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Jeff Corey (1914--2002) made a name for himself in the 1940s as a character actor in films like Superman and the Mole Men (1951), Joan of Arc (1948), and The Killers (1946). Everything changed in 1951, when he was summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Corey refused to name names and was promptly blacklisted, which forced him to walk away from a vibrant livelihood as an actor and embark on a career as one of the industry's most revered acting instructors. In Improvising Out Loud: My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act, Corey recounts his extraordinary story. Among the actors who would soon fill his classes were James Dean, Kirk Douglas, Jane Fonda, Rob Reiner, Jack Nicholson, and Leonard Nimoy. In 1962, when the blacklist ended, Corey was one of the industry's first trailblazers to seamlessly reboot his acting career and secure roles in some of the classic films of the era, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), True Grit (1969), and Little Big Man (1970), in which he starred as the infamous Wild Bill Hickok. Throughout his life, Corey sought to capture the human heart: in conflict, in terror, in love, and in all of its small triumphs. His memoir, which he wrote with his daughter Emily Corey, provides a unique and personal perspective on the man whose teaching inspired some of Hollywood's biggest names to star in the roles that made them famous.