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Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Moviemaking (The Applause Acting Series)

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The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Although he makes several references to other actors' bad behaviors, the only person he names by name is Anthony Quinn. Caine, because his book is so honestly and efficiently helpful you can tell his intention is to educate and improve the art, not blow smoke.

I also have to add that one of the main treats i took from reading this short gem was how Caine, as big a movie actor as he is, imparts his knowledge with such warmth. Five stars for Gary at Quantum Leap for solving my compatibility issue and teaching me a new trick with my player. He talks about his role in Alfie and how he understood Alfie but was not like him, so he pictured a friend that was very much like Alfie’s fictional character stood next to the camera and imagined him talking. 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.

Rather than try explaining everything with endless details, Michael Caine just gives it to the reader plain and simple, which is the reason why i truly appreciate this book.

He also discusses the fact that people pigeon holed him as a 'cockney working class actor' and the problems this caused in his career. I questioned this with the seller and he - Gary from Quantum Leap - assured me there should be no problem.He tells you about competitveness bewteen actors that some thrive on, but he does not like to be competitive and does not think it helps his acting career to be like that. It's a slim volume so expensive for what it is, but if you're looking for help you'll find some nuggets of wisdom. So naturally there is bound to be a mixture of chatty personal anecdotes and old Hollywood rubrics hashed together --yet the proportion of all this is not greater in comparison to a very useful litany of concrete, technical, 'insider tips' for actors. It's a very handy practical guide to day-to-day-life for anyone in the film industry, and Michael Caine narrates us beautifully through his own experiences in the industry.

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