Acting in Film
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Mr. Caine gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rob him blind! The man who's hypnotized the camera lenses for a quarter of a century reveals the most closely guarded secrets on script preparation. working with the director, forming a character, voice, sound, and movement. Pearl by pearl he lays out the Caine wisdom on everything from set politics to set decorum, the film bureaucracy and more!
A treasure ... I'm not going to look at performances quite the same way ... A grand entertainment with more drama than most movies ... He's a marvelous teacher ... A real clear-cut lesson that every critic should see and everbody who goes to the movies should see... --Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert
I watched the video and had my doubts ... I thought a lot of what he said was horseshit, but halfway through the movie I thought: The son of a bitch is right! --Howard Stern
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I would have given this a five-star review, but my one complaint is it's much too short. It's only an hour long, and feels abbreviated; I could have gone all afternoon watching Mr. Caine showing the subtleties and nuance involved in acting for the camera. I still recommend this video very highly; I'd also recommend you buy the companion book. It goes into more detail about different aspects of a film actor's life, without the time constraints of the video. But the video captures little things that the book cannot. Put them together, and you have a solid five star review, well worth seeking out.
My only complaint is that it should have run longer than 1 hour. I realize that the production was bound by the restraints of the television series, but as a DVD release more could have been included.
Highly recommended as is Mr. Caine's companion book 'Acting In Film'.