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          Feelings are the stuff we work with.

        Feeling is where actor's talent lies.

       To act you must be overcome with feeling.

        To imagine things happening in your feelings.

  1. 80% feeling, 20% technique and devices...
  2. Acting: emotion that best fits the scene. Don't try to play effects of scene. If you work without emotion, it will look like acting. Can't lie, can't do it without passion. True feelings, true objectives. Not to be artificial, but be real.
  3. Acting is done by feelings; you are a subjective person.
  4. Acting is feeling. Find what is dramatic. Audience only watch, they don't listen.
  5. Acting talent is to imagine things happening in your feelings.
  6. Actor can't stop feeling. What is it to be a performer? Dies when not emotionally involved.
  7. 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.
  8. All about feelings. Get it down to your feelings. Just be involved, don't dream up things.
  9. And feel free to try all different things. Act with your body, not just your feelings and your mind, let your body behave too.
  10. Audience will only respond to feelings.
  11. Avoid trying to show the audience what you want them to feel.
  12. Big feeling, can't be a little happening, who cares.
  13. Brains don't make actors, feelings make actors. Know when to leave scene.
  14. Clock in head: time allowed with how much feeling you can put into that time.
  15. Difference to what is in your head to what is in your feelings.
  16. Director: I'm picking this objective to help actors show a certain feeling.
  17. Don't act without feeling. Turn your talent loose.
  18. Don't be in a hurry to speak as an actor, movies aren't about talking, it's feeling and thought.
  19. Don't try to reach other actor by leaning. Reach with will, brain and feeling, not by distortion of yourself.
  20. Driven by feelings.
  21. Emotions (feelings) are separate from thoughts (objective).
  22. Every frame must be filled with content: all about feeling.
  23. Feeling in body, not an idea.
  24. Feel a 100 %, give 90 %.
  25. Feeling is the whole motive, if you don't have it you can't play the scene.
  26. Feeling people, it can come out through the face. There are people who feel, but it can't come through. Translucency of face.
  27. Feeling person all the time is how to be performing.
  28. Feelings large enough to destroy you. Can not act without an emotion, more important than words, even the objective.
  29. Feelings, not about being busy.
  30. Feeling your way with awareness: What is said, how does it effect me?
  31. Fill the room with atmosphere and feelings, not ideas.
  32. Get your body going with what you feel.
  33. Give into feeling. Effort of character is not to go to pieces.
  34. If you feel 100% leave 10%, don't lay it all on the table. Let the audience do part of the work.
  35. If you work without emotion, it will look like acting. Can't lie, can't do it without passion. True feelings, true objectives. Not to be artificial, but be real.
  36. Imagine things then effect feelings.
  37. Imagining things and have them happen in your feelings.
  38. Intelligent, but not capable of acting. You must get emotionally involved. Acting is about feeling.
  39. Intention: make you feel.
  40. It's a bore to watch people think. It's better to watch them feel. 80% feelings, not intellectual.
  41. Lead with your feelings not your brain.
  42. Make a thing entertaining in feeling.
  43. Movie acting: eyes are most important. They reflect feeling.
  44. No awareness of self is good acting. If you go back in your past, you are aware of self. Total abandon from actor. Instrument vibrating with feeling.
  45. 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 Strasburg was totally wrong. You don't have to experience something to be able to act it.
  46. Not minimal feeling.
  47. Overcome resistance of feeling. Give into feeling. Effort of character is not to go to pieces.
  48. Play person who has feelings.
  49. Simple, honest, vocal. Don't start acting, once you remind audience you're an actor it's over. Cannot take every big moment and turn it into radio. Vocalize, make it loudly. The problem is to deal with big moments. They don't have to be loud. First beginners try to do tricks with face. Instead, substitute for feelings. You can't act with face.
  50. Stir the imagination of audience with feeling and thought.
  51. Stop acting, get involved emotionally, can't act with brain, must be feeling.
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  53. To act you must be overcome with feeling.
  54. To imagine things happening in your feelings.
  55. Vibrate with feeling.
  56. What are feelings?
  57. What does my character feel?
  58. Whatever the character is thinking or feeling, the actor has to be in mischief.
  59. Where you feel emotion?
  60. When you act, you have to act not just with your will, not just with your thoughts and feelings, you have to act with your whole body.
  61. 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.
  62. Your feelings as an actor.
  63. You must have feelings large enough to destroy you. You can not act without an emotion, more important than words, even the objective.

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

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