Sally Potter, award-winning director of Orlando and The Man Who Cried, presents her new book Naked Cinema: Working with Actors. A must-read for students and professionals alike, Naked Cinema is an intimate account of the unique relationship that develops between director and actor – a relationship that dramatically shapes the outcome of every film.
Illuminated by insights from some of the world’s leading actors, including Dame Judi Dench, Jude Law, Steve Buscemi and Timothy Spall, Naked Cinema is a masterclass in cinematic creativity. Sally uses her insider-knowledge to dissect and explain the energy and creativity used to direct actors for the camera, from casting a film, through the hidden dynamics of a shoot, to the moment of the first public screening.
Having worked with the likes of Johnny Depp and Tilda Swinton, this is a rare opportunity to hear an expert’s perspective on this seldom-discussed but imperative aspect of filmmaking.