ON A DIME

  “ON A DIME” The “ACTOR” should carry with them at all times a “DIME,” it is the smallest of coins (small delivery) and represents “10” the highest intensity (big impact).   The “DIME” will encourage the “young and aspiring” Actor to “REACH,” not “rummage.” P.C. Affirmative Action, Entitlements teaches them, “Open Palm up,” the Read More …

WHAT, WHY, HOW & “YOU”

  WHAT, WHY, HOW & “YOU”   The “ACTOR” Vs the “NON-ACTOR”   Why is it both parties think there is a difference in the “Journey” to become one or the other, when in fact there is only “One ” difference. The “WHAT,” the “WHY & HOW” must follow the same rules that govern any Read More …

MASTER CLASS

ACTORS:   Here’s something you’ll never hear in a “Master Class,” everyone’s too busy jerking off:   “The Soul does not like to be without the Body, without the Body the Soul cannot Feel or Create, build a a Figure so the Pose will reveal what is in the Soul.” Di Vinci   When you Read More …

LYING Vs TRUTH

LYING V’s TRUTH   “The Actor cannot have One Foot in Two Worlds.” They’re either Lying or telling the Truth.   “Truth in Life is necessary, in Art it’s Boring.”   Tell an “Attractive Person” they’re “Unattractive” and you’ll get they’re “Attention.”   Tell an “Unattractive Person” they’re “Attractive” and you’ll get they’re “Attention.”   Read More …

GREATNESS verus GIFTED

  Although the words Acting and Actor appear quite frequently in my posts mostly that is not what they are about, this one in particular. Metaphors are a very important tool for Directors in “story telling.”   “Movie Magic” means tainting non-fiction with fiction and vis versa. F.B. asks “What’s on your Mind,” in the Read More …

CHANGE

A reporter interviewing A.J.Muste, who during the VIETNAM WAR stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle, one rainy night asked, “Mr Muste, do you really think you are going to CHANGE the policies of this country by standing out here alone at night with a candle.” Muste replied, “Oh, Read More …

ENCOURAGEMENT

“The importance of ‘LEARN/FORGET,’  is to Study Ourselves and to Forget about Ourselves.” ENCOURAGEMENT (from Shunryu Suzuki): For the Actor (or even non-actor), “Encouragement” is Necessary, but it is NOT Medicine. “Discouragement” needs Medicine (encouragement) and sometimes the Medicine is good, but it is NOT food and should Not become the Actor’s or non-actor’s food. Read More …

STAY REAL

“When the ‘Rich & Famous’ hang out with only the ‘Rich & Famous,’ they lose that ‘Real Thing,’ that quality that made them ‘Real,’ Averageness.” “THE REAL THING” There are two things I don’t like to talk about, “Politics and Religion,” best way to lose a friend. So I’m going to mention one of them, Read More …

NON-ATTACHMENT

  “NON-ATTACHMENT”   “The Good Actor” is attached to Technique “The Great Actor” is attached to Themselves (method) “The Genius Actor” is attached to “NOTHING”   “Passion unattended is a Flame that will burn itself to Destruction.” Kahlil Gibran       For the Actor/Artist, “FREEDOM” is the “Flame of their Passion.” “Letting Go” is Read More …

THE REAL THING

“THE ART OF ACTING” “Within every ‘Great Moment’ there is a  “LIE” “THE ART OF DIRECTING” “Within every ‘Great Moment’ there is a  “THEFT”   “That’s why ‘Children’ (and Politicians) make good Actors, they don’t see the harm in it.” “The only harm against the Audience is…BORING THEM.” “For the Artist, ‘Honesty’ isn’t Enough.” “THE Read More …