I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors

John Badham John Badham


I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors

I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors

  • Title: I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors
  • Author: John Badham John Badham
  • ISBN: 9781932907148
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback



Beneath the entertaining and instructive war stories lies the truth how directors elicit the best performances from difficult and terrified actors You ll learn how to use proven techniques to get actors to give their best performances including the ten best and ten worst things to say and what you can do when an actor won t or can t do what the director wants IncludBeneath the entertaining and instructive war stories lies the truth how directors elicit the best performances from difficult and terrified actors You ll learn how to use proven techniques to get actors to give their best performances including the ten best and ten worst things to say and what you can do when an actor won t or can t do what the director wants Includes never before published stories from veteran director, John Badham, as well as Sydney Pollock, Mel Gibson, James Woods, Michael Mann and many .


Recent Comments "I'll Be in My Trailer: The Creative Wars Between Directors and Actors"

During my time as a film student at Chapman University, I was fortunate enough to take Directing 1 under John Badham’s instruction. Had all my teachers been one-tenth as knowledgeable, patient, and kind as Professor Badham, I wouldn’t have changed my major.Professor Badham was the only one of my teachers in three years who didn’t take the “actors are cattle; treat them like garbage” mentality and pass it along to his impressionable students.Actors are people, and very sensitive people [...]

After about a year off, back on the book bandwagon. 1 down, 29 to go.

A very welcome sum-up of what directors do. No real theory here, just lots of snippets of interviews with directors and actors. Nothing radical in this book either; the twin threads are respect and communication, which are admittedly absolutely paramount in directing. This book is very straight forward and engagingly written. I strongly recommend for beginning directors, this is a great jumping off point.

Director John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, WarGames) tells stories of Hollywood as a means of helping directors understand how most effectively to work with actors. More a textbook than a narrative, it's a worthy book with much good advice, but probably of limited use to those who aren't professionals in theatre or film.

Great for film directors who have never worked with actors before or taken an acting class. It is a bit condescending to actors however. But some funny inside stories about filmmaking. A good read. Would work as a textbook for a film directing class.

Director John Badham does an incredible job delving into the gory details of working with actors. This is a must-read for anyone considering directing a film, along with "Directing Actors" by Judith Weston.

Gives a good idea of how directors deal with actors to get good performances; lots on what not to do.

Actors are not playthings. They're human beings with as many needs anyone you'd respect in a relatonship. lesson learned.


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