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Changing Direction: A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre by Lenore DeKoven

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Foreword

I took Lenore DeKoven’s acting/directing class when I was a graduate student in film at New York University and continued working with her in a private workshop for another 2 years. The essence of Lenore’s distinctive methods, developed over many years, can be found in the pages of this excellent, clearly written book.

Taking Lenore’s class is like working with a great director. And of course, directing is, in some ways, a form of teaching. A lot of directing involves intuition, which cannot be taught. But I learned a great deal not only from the things she taught me, but also from the way she taught them. Lenore begins with the basic idea that the relationship between the actor and the director is the most important element in filmmaking ...

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