"Let people come to you" said the director of my latest show. I love this sentence but haven't quite mastered the acting technique that goes with it. This is a collection of my efforts to find it...
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
François Truffaut on directing
I was going through the "The Four hundred blows*"'s DVD yesterday, when I came upon an interview with François Truffaut himself, and here he explains what he thinks is the way to become a director.
"Do not become an assistant directors - assistants are being sent shopping when something interesting is happening on the set. Instead, watch movies. There are movies I must have seen more than 16 times. Once you know a movie by heart, then you can start understanding how it was created. I consider Renoir a master, and I always relate to him when I am stuck about how to direct a scene".