The pattern of behavior.

            If the behavior is correct, even a deaf audience will understand.

            Actors carry out objectives in behavior. Staging comes from objectives.

  1. Abstract situation, behavior not conventional.
  2. Acting without words. Loaded with behavior.
  3. Actor has to train his or her ear, behavior that the characters are feeling.
  4. A lot of human behavior doesn't make sense.
  5. Audience is interested in behavior, not words or information.
  6. Audience wants worthy opponents. Movies are all about behavior, play it through, not just dialogue. Don't go to the next line, there are no next line. Memorize lines, then forget them. Explore the moments in beginning, middle and end. Correct your impulse when you are wrong. Rub your nose in it.
  7. Behave as if your character has a future.
  8. Behaving according to objective.
  9. Behavior before scene: what are the possibilities?
  10. Behavior is important.
  11. Behavior is more important than dialogue. Radio is dead.
  12. Behavior, know the pause.
  13. Behavior look like?
  14. Behavior of scene: who takes care of whom, (she takes care of him.)
  15. Behavior. Moving pictures of behavior.
  16. Behavior tells the story.
  17. Behavior their talk. Do not think words.
  18. Behavior with mask: we play what we want people to believe.
  19. Change behavior.
  20. Change physical appearance. 1. Center of character: life activity. 2. Ideal image.
  21. Changes of behavior, how quickly or how slowly.
  22. Chose emotion and objective, your body will behave in the character.
  23. Don't depend on dialogue, behavior is the story.
  24. Don't rush it just because there are few lines. It's about behavior, explore the moments. Physicalize each transition, each moment explored.
  25. Don't be a character in your head, it will never show. Use emotion and objective for your behavior. People go "to see a movie", they don't go "to listen to a movie".
  26. Don't use your own behavor on every character.
  27. During rehearsal try this with a scene partner: have emotion and have objective, but don't use the words in the scene. Instead, make up the words. This will help you come up with behavior for the characters in the story.
  28. Emotion that best serves the scene: fits the behavior of the person.
  29. Everything you do must be understandable in the relation of the story.
  30. Explore the moment, it's about behavior not dialogue.
  31. Film is about behavior, it is not about talk.
  32. Find behavior: don't wait for next cue.
  33. Find the fun in it. The behavior not the gags.
  34. Give people behavior not just conversation. Show us what is wrong.
  35. Has nothing to do with normal behavior, framing jokes, high energy. Can't keep moving around, don't move on every *@#!!! line, so they can set up shots. Stay together for a while. Cut down on movement to different places. Close up, they want faces in TV.
  36. His emotion; terror, but behaving as in control; mask.
  37. Hope is the emotion he behaves the way we want him to behave.
  38. How did people behave then?
  39. How to do it again and again: what caused the behavior.
  40. How you see characters behavior?
  41. Human behavior; understand the creature we are.
  42. Human behavior, fixed ideas, keep your mind open.
  43. Ideal image of the character. Characters secret self. Whole behavior will change. Who am I?
  44. If the behavior is correct, even a deaf audience will understand it.
  45. Key to behavior: choices.
  46. If you can't tell story in behavior, it won't work with words.
  47. Movies are about behavior, otherwise, you are into radio. It's about human beings.
  48. Movies are about behavior. Not interested in plot. Why they happen?
  49. Movies are about behavior, not just talk.
  50. Movies are about behavior: with emotion and out of objective.
  51. Movies want behavior, not just talk, it isn't radio.
  52. Moving pictures of behavior.
  53. Never change the dialogue, however the actor can find behavior.
  54. No dialogue: just behavior take your time. Never change the dialogue. Can find behavior.
  55. Not about talking. Acting is about behaving.
  56. Not dialogue but behavior.
  57. Not line to line. it is behavior to behavior.
  58. One simple jester is better than many. Only behavior can be breath taking.
  59. Pattern of behavior, it's just not dialogue.
  60. Pattern of behavior: (she gets hold of him, he gets away) then stage the scene.
  61. Pattern of behavior: Boys impulse is to leave, break things. Two kinds of people: Ordinary, Extra ordinary. Human behavior 1+1 isn't two, it's eight, six, so on.
  62. People coping with difficult situation. A whole person in difficulty. Reactions, just not dialogue. It's about behavior.
  63. Physical behavior moves staging.
  64. Play the situation. It's about behavior.
  65. Problem is: If I didn't hear dialogue, I wouldn't know what the scene is about. A deaf audience should understand. It's more than talking, not radio. What is essence of scene: behavior. Visually it lacks things that are entertaining.
  66. Reading a part don't believe everything character says: natural behavior of lying everyday.
  67. Reveal human behavior. Nobody listens to you. Don't just sit down.
  68. Say everything you can physically.
  69. Selfish motive is the core of our behavior. Don't find what is nice to play: find the motive of the character. Good actor: gets further into the character.
  70. Staging is not just an interesting place for people telling the story, look at behavior.
  71. Story telling has to be behavioral. Movies are all about behavior, play it through, not just dialogue.
  72. Story telling, not busy work.
  73. Tell a story. Not dialogue but behavior
  74. Watching behavior.
  75. What is scene about: behavior.
  76. When the behavior is correct, even a deaf audience will understand it.
  77. Where the values are, behavior of  words.
  78. Who is the driving force, who has the energy?
  79. Whole element behavior, lift it off pages. Who is aggressor?
  80. Whole scene should be about behaving.
  81. Words match with behavior.
  82. Why are those extra words, how to make the words work, make it into behavior, repetition of words.
  83. WRONG: controlled; pretending to be out of control. Can't be planned behavior. The unexpected, don't think the dialogue; Don't think words.
  84. You only recognize emotions from the face, voice, behavior, etc.

  1. Has to be funny to watch. Don't play radio. It's behavior, that is what is funny.
  2. High state of behavior. Heighten the emotion "the tickle".

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