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     The story is all foreplay, hold the "final act."
  1. Act all the aches and pains.
  2. Act correctly you become the character.
  3. Act dynamically.
  4. Act, create a stacked deck.
  5. Act extrovert on, the other is boring. Be the center of attention.
  6. Act III resolve what everything the audience should know. Look for the selfish motive. What is the drama in scene? How to plan the scene from what is happening. Find the conflict. Every scene look for two guys in a ring.
  7. Act exciting. People go to the theater to see excitement. Be larger than life. Be like movie stars. Every part: bring madness. Every moment play it. Great dramatic opportunity. Not line to line. Play all the values. Shine.
  8. Acting is like walking into a dream. If you could walk into a dream and really believe it, then you really know how to act.
  9. Act it out the most interesting way you can.
  10. Act one: must have some place to go.
  11. Act out difficulties.
  12. Act overcoming objective, what do you want?
  13. Actors tricks with his face. Can't substitute this for feelings. Can't act with face.
  14. Act with feelings, be aware of things and be responding.
  15. Act with integrity.
  16. Act with your whole person.
  17. Act with your whole body, the feelings are going, use your voice and don't bury dialogue trying to be natural. Use color, don't mumble. How to make it special, how to illuminate it. As an actor be a chef, be decorative.
  18. Actors are born with the aptitude. A person has to have the aptitude to act.
  19. Actors took moment to act. Not part of story.
  20. Actors tried to make every scene the big one, actors act to be liked by audience. Director has to watch this. Director has to keep things in proportion.
  21. And feel free to try all different things. Act with your body, not just your feelings and your mind, let your body behave too.
  22. Audiences imagine more in their head than you can ever act out. Audience will do it for you, their imagination is great.
  23. Bigger than life energy. Before you act: you can't enter this world with energy of real world.
  24. Born alone, die alone, act alone.
  25. Build emotion big enough to act with. State of breathing hard.
  26. Can act anywhere, under any circumstances.
  27. Can't act in little pieces.
  28. Cannot act with brain.
  29. Can't act with head, comes with emotion.
  30. Can't act the size you live. Real is very dull. Heightened reality, condensed in what is meaningful.
  31. Casting directors want to know if you can act. Plan it.
  32. Choice things you can act with color. Interest the audience.
  33. Director favors the one who can act.
  34. Don't act.
  35. Don't act with intelligent, but emotion. Audience is effected by emotion, not intelligent. Audience is caught up in emotions, not ideas.
  36. Don't act all over the place, must effect audience.
  37. Don't act careful. Act like children. Game play.
  38. Don't act dangerous.
  39. Don't act each line, find lines to throw away.
  40. Don't act, get involved emotionally, can't act with brain, must be feeling.
  41. Don't act in a vacuum, react. Use each object for its meaning.
  42. Don't act, just react. Audience will read all kind of things into it, don't act it.
  43. Audience is barely listening, they are watching.
  44. Don't act in front of a mirror.
  45. Don't act in separate ways.
  46. Don't act, just react. Audience will read all kind of things into it, don't act it.
  47. Don't act little pieces, you are going to do it wrong.
  48. Don't act with brain. You go from one idea to next idea with brain. You can't think about play, its feelings, but you can't act the play with brain. Don't act with mind. Intelligent but not capable of acting. You must get emotionally involved.
  49. Don't act with intelligent. Act with emotion. Audience is effected by emotion, not intelligent. Audience is caught up in emotions, not ideas.
  50. Don't act with intelligent, but emotion. Audience is effected by emotion, not intelligent. Audience is caught up in emotions, not ideas. Bernard Shaw wrote ideas, it was dull, but he did add political bites in it. Moved by the emotion, dialogue nothing. Not moved by dialogue.
  51. Don't act without an emotion, more important than words, even the objective.
  52. Don't act without feeling. Turn your talent loose.
  53. Don't act with voice, it's phony.
  54. Don't be off balanced as actor, exercise, sense of self: I am a star, say I am brilliant, have a larger ego. When you act your territory has to be bigger. Fill the enormous space.
  55. Don't over act.
  56. Don't try to act blind. A blind person: heighten your awareness, compensate. Focus of scene: (she is hungry). Compensate with smell.
  57. Don't walk into a scene with the same energy of life. Act with a larger energy. Use everything you can in your relationship.
  58. Emotion has to be big enough to act with.
  59. Enormous emotion, never act with little emotion, turn on all your lights.
  60. Feelings large enough to destroy you. Can not act without an emotion, more important than words, even the objective.
  61. Forget what you have planned when you act.
  62. Furniture, atmosphere; know it, get use to it. Walk in see the room. When act, it is like you walk into a dream, an illusion. All exploration. Explore each moment.
  63. Get up to act: is like stepping off diving board. Person going through it. Have spontaneity.
  64. Give yourself something too hard to act. Principle: he wants to be free, selfish motive. Hope is the emotion he behaves the way we want him to behave. Objective is something you can do something about it, not just philosophical.
  65. Got to act with your guts.
  66. Has the means to it. Harder to do, better to act, use the circumstance, invent, make more.
  67. How you have to act: The story telling is all foreplay, not the f**king. Lead the audience on, hold the final act. Foreplay with audience, audience loves to be on it. Milk it. (Sex is not a spectator sport.)
  68. If holding a hand, look like you are holding a hand "sensory memory, this will tell a director you can act.
  69. Just don't act with voice, use whole body.
  70. Learn to act and how to sell it. Generate money. If you can generate money, they will pay you money.
  71. Learn to act for movies.
  72. Learn to act without the dialogue.
  73. Learn what to do to act.
  74. Lesser material. Don't over act, try not to save the scene.
  75. Make all your plans, you've told your body, don't act carefully.
  76. Make the emotion big enough to act with.
  77. Modern way to act. Learn all of it, forget that you know it.
  78. Never act as a dangerous person, if your a dangerous person.
  79. Never act with a finger.
  80. Never act with pencil, it is only a crutch, or touch the table, etc.
  81. No body is interested in deep thinkers, act with feeling. Feeling not intellect. Don't make pictures, be the character. It has nothing to do with actuality. This is where Lee Strasburg was totally wrong. You don't have to experience something to be able to act it.
  82. Nobody pays to see you comfortable. I don't care weather if you suffer when you act. I don't care if you are miserable, as long as you are interesting.
  83. Over come pity then you're protagonist. Don't act pity, don't play "see how weak I am.
  84. People who are actors, and their career is going wrong, they act in real life.
  85. Pick something to help you act.
  86. Scene act with your whole body, the feelings are going, use your voice, don't bury dialogue trying to be natural. Use colors, don't mumble.
  87. Silences is your part to act. Complete the silences. Don't play the dialogue, complete the silences.
  88. Staging it to make pictures to tell the story. Give yourself playing area. What can be done at the moment, the objective, what are people doing to each other. Act overcoming objective, what do you want?
  89. Start with: "feel, think, do" when you start to act in front of camera.
  90. Stop acting, get involved emotionally, can't act with brain, must be feeling.
  91. Talent will take care of you. Don't just perfect skills, act down to your finger tips.
  92. The Art of Acting; Spell binders, entertainers. To act we are talking about skills, you just don't throw yourself into it.
  93. The camera can help the actor act. Camera loves certain people, hates others, it is in the bones of the face.
  94. The thing to do is not to act; every moment doesn't have to be entertaining.
  95. The way to reach another person is through your will and your intelligence. You must act brain to brain.
  96. To act we are talking about skills, you just don't throw yourself into it.
  97. Turn your body over to the character. If you can't do that you can't act.
  98. Unlike the "Method", I want you to be as free as possible when you act.
  99. Way you act.
  100. We all try to act with our intellect. You can't do it, acting is an emotional experience. It's only a partial mental experience.
  101. What act is it in? What is it like?
  102. What it feels like to act well?
  103. What you act is getting over the difficulty.

     When you act:

even if your playing a scene where you are miserable, you have to be in an elevated state, you can't just be miserable the way you would be home in your own room.
you have to act not just with your will, not just with your thoughts and feelings, you have to act with your whole body.
have all your sensitivities going at once.
you have to think: character has a light bulb inside, light up the innards to get the audience's interest.
find the moments.
your territory has to be bigger. Fill the enormous space.
you should concentrate on your character's objective, nothing else.
  1. You cannot act with brain. You go from one idea to next idea with brain. You can think about play, its feelings, but you can't act the play with brain. Don't act with mind.

  1. Don't act a normal life. Pump the actors up. Bat out of hell, chase the train, no meaningless pauses, rattle, rattle, beat, joke, like going to a party.
  2. Don't act cute in comedy.
  3. Don't try to act funny.
  4. Never try to be funnier, never over act. Character is in trouble.

"In the end, it can't look like acting."

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