Secrets of Screen Acting
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Secrets of Screen Acting

Patrick Tucker

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Secrets of Screen Acting

Patrick Tucker

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When it was first published in 1993, Secrets of Screen Acting broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the digital frame itself become the measure of all things, so the director must conceptualize each image in terms of this new rectangle and actors must 'fit' into the frame. Based on a revolutionary non-Method approach to acting, this book shows what actually works: how an actor, an announcer--anyone working in front of the cameras--gives excellent performances on screen.Instead of starting with what is real and trying to wrestle that onto the screen, Patrick Tucker explains how to workwith the realities of a shoot andworkfrom there towards the real. His step-by-step guide to the elements of effective screen acting is an extension and explanation of a lifetime ofwork in the field, containing over 50 actingexercises and the tried-and-tested Screen Acting Checklist.

As well as being completely updated to cover new techniques, film references and insights, this third edition now includes a set of Film Clip Time Codes for each film. These not only itemise the films discussed in each chapter, but also pinpoint the precise moments where each example can be found so that students, teachers, and professional actors can refer to them quickly and easily.

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General Index

  • back light 155, 212
  • bat-and-ball 151
  • BBC i, 26, 81, 92, 174
  • Besson, Luc 118
  • Bête, La 171
  • big close-up (BCU) (tight ...

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Citation styles for Secrets of Screen Acting
APA 6 Citation
Tucker, P. (2014). Secrets of Screen Acting (3rd ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from (Original work published 2014)
Chicago Citation
Tucker, Patrick. (2014) 2014. Secrets of Screen Acting. 3rd ed. Taylor and Francis.
Harvard Citation
Tucker, P. (2014) Secrets of Screen Acting. 3rd edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Tucker, Patrick. Secrets of Screen Acting. 3rd ed. Taylor and Francis, 2014. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.