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Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making / Edition 2

Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making / Edition 2

by Michael Caine
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A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This new revised and expanded edition features great photos throughout, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera – Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more.

"Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!"

– Gene Siskel

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ISBN-13: 9781557832771
Publisher: Applause
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Applause Acting Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 103,214
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.39(d)

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Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books Ive ever read on the subject - It's so practical. No nonsense. Awesome resource. Every actor who works in front of the camera or is considering work in front of the camera needs to read this book.
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claude_lambert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This a book filled with humor, intelligence and subtlety. Some actors are good but not very smart, it happens. Caine is extremely smart and wrote a good book. It goes from the difference between a movie and a play to technical advice to actors on the set and includes how to behave on and off the set. There are a lot of funny stories, but each of them is a lesson, so young actors better read this twice. Non-actors will be delighted by the humanity of the book.There are plenty of books called "how to be successful", usually very pedestrian. If you are tempted to buy one, try "Acting in film" instead; it is full of advice that applies to scientists as well as it does to actors. Indeed I had to laugh several times when I read it: some advices that Caine gives are just the same as what I used to say to young geochemists. For instance: this (acting or being a chemist) is an expensive business: show on time and be reliable.
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"If you have to steal, steal from the best." It is good advice and there is tons of it in Mr. Caine's book. It is the most frank discussion of the actor's craft for being in front of the camera that I have ever read. And yes, there is a difference between being in the theater and being in front of the camera! It doesn't matter if you are a fan of Michael Caine or not, anyone who wants to act for film or does act in film will never forget this book once they read it. I make sure every actor has read it before I work with them.