How can we make our screenwriting more appealing to Actors?
In this episode, Chas and Stu are joined by a very special guest, SARAH SNOOK – star of Predestination, Jessabelle, and Oddball, amongst many others – to discuss ACTING and it’s relationship with WRITING. We focus our analysis on two scenes from AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, a screenplay that started life as a Pulitzer Prize winning play, and whose writer – Tracy Letts – is a successful actor in his own right. But, as usual, we ice-skate between a whole range of topics, including what attracts actors to a script, writing realistic characters, how actors analyse scenes, character spines & objectives, and the importance of hugs.
- AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts (we analyse pp 27-35)
- IMDB: Sarah Snook
- IMDB: PREDESTINATION
- USC School of Cinematic Arts: James L. Brooks and Larry Moss at USC (YouTube)
- Eric Sean McGiven: List of Intentions
- ActorsHub: Objectives & SuperObjectives: An Acting Approach
- Wordplayer: The Task
- Wikipedia: Practical Aesthetics
- Wikipedia: The GOTE Method
- Goodreads: Directing Actors by Judith Weston
- Goodreads: The Film Director’s Intuition: Script Analysis and Rehearsal Techniques by Judith Weston
- Goodreads: ACTIONS: The Actors Thesauraus by Marina Caldarone & Maggie Lloyd-Williams
- ScriptNotes: Ep 134 – So Many Questions & transcript (discussed John Ridley & 12 Years A Slave)
- Nerdist Podcast: Michael Sheen
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