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The Art of Film Acting by Jeremiah Comey

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11

The Senses

What I tell actors is to look and trust the circumstances and the audience will get it. Not just pretend to look, but really look.

Sydney Pollack

See through Untainted Eyes

As Abdullah Idrissi says, “The seller of horses who seeks success wears dark glasses and loose robes to conceal what his eyes and body are saying.” Since actors don’t usually wear dark glasses and loose robes, you can easily see what they say with their eyes and bodies. See your fellow actors undistorted by preconceived ideas, because preconceptions turn your attention to yourself and prevent you from performing well. See everyone and everything as if for the first time, with enchantment and through untainted eyes.

In this next workshop scene, Angie, who is ...

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