January 22, 2015 at 9:16AM

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Directing Antagonists

Hi guys, I'm an aspiring filmmaker. One thing that struck me after watching lots of superhero movies was this: How do directors direct the villains? Do they tell the actor the motivations of the villain,their backstory, their goals, or do they tell the actor that he is a villain, do this, do that?

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Usually it's the first approach, because the second one results in actors "putting faces". However in reality it's a mixed thing because as a director you do what it takes. Good actors would even translate in their minds some bizarre directions into something else in order to act.

January 24, 2015 at 2:42AM, Edited January 24, 2:42AM

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Stelios Kouk
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Hi! First goes a script. After reading the script you and your actor will have a clear idea about what to do with the villain.

January 25, 2015 at 6:57PM

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Einar Gabbassoff
D&CD at Frame One Studio
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Usually , the antagonist wants the same thing that the protagonist. The difference is how you go there.

January 26, 2015 at 2:11AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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