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Michael Caine - Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making (The Applause Acting Series) Revised Expanded Edition Paperback – February 1, 2000
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As a teacher, Caine is as straightforward as he is as an actor. You watch his performances and you're seeing an actor who understands that less is more. You read this book and you're listening to an instructor who understands the same thing. Every anecdote he tells about films he's been in and stars he's worked with is not just namedropping, it's ALWAYS relevant to whatever helpful point he's making about the craft of film acting. And to him it is very much a craft, not an art. The art takes care of itself; it happens mysteriously, but it can only happen if you nail the craft first. No arty-flighty book about acting theory or the Method, this is a working-class, meat-and-potatoes manual that anyone can relate to, much like its author.
If you are a passionate, disciplined actor who would like to learn several pointers from this professional, buy this book.
Look at this as an inexpensive tool to improve yourself as a thespian. Wonderful reading! Highly recommended!
He touches on a lot of rather simplistic notions, but they're nevertheless important, and he makes you understand the importance of nuance: it's necessary to understand the logic of a line rather than the line itself; how to indicate through your face when another actor reads a line and they're only half-way through a sentence that you know what you're going to say next, but have to wait for them to finish; the millions of possibilities on how to react in terms of inflection when offered something as simple as tea. He talks about some of his own quirks, not wanting to put his character shoes on until just before shooting, but it's never about him more than it's about acting. He does manage to be charming in an underhanded way -- he slips in a tribute to the beauty of Julie Christie, for instance.Read more ›
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Intelligent, informative, and to the point. Any person with an interest in
film acting should own this book.
One of the great minds of acting and film. It;s no wonder he's been so consistent for so long.Published 1 month ago by Hakeem Foster
Basic book of very good advice for those who are considering acting as a career and for those who are already in acting as a career. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ted Siok
This is an actor's perspective on film, which is different from a manual on how to act on camera. I have a theatre background, so it was helpful for me to hear tips and tricks from... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Samantha McManus
I had the impression that I was ordering a video version and was disappointed that a book was delivered.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer