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

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

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

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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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. 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.

Nevertheless, the spectator will still react to what is on the screen emotionally, though, for films like this, it is less of an escape from reality, more a learning experience. If anyone is interested in a recommendation, Bobbie O'Steen's The Invisible Cut: How Editors Make Movie Magic seems like a good start, although I'm still reading the first chapter. Caine uses humor and personal experiences from the start to the height of his career to impart knowledge about the do’s and dont’s of the acting business. 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. theater, working with other actors, camera angles/lighting, professional on and off the set, working with different type of directors, being a star, and developing characters on film.Caine describes the vast differences between theatre acting and film acting, and the importance of the close-up camera. 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. Five stars for Gary at Quantum Leap for solving my compatibility issue and teaching me a new trick with my player.

In this book actor Michael Caine describes being a leading actor in films, he says that his job is the carry the entire film and give life to the filmmaker’s vision. Michael Caine talks about his experiences and offers valuable advice to actors who have little experience on set. The film may ignite a strong emotional response, you may even lose yourself in the story and feel the turmoil, the thrills and the fear of a character, much more than even a book, as it’s a visual and auditory soundscape. Then word spread that I was quite amenable, so I became “that easy-to-work-with working-class actor who wears glasses and smokes a cigar. I had already learned most of his lessons in terms of film sets but it was a nice refresher and reminder especially about not getting in people's way.It's brief and to the point, full of common sense advice that makes as much sense now as it did in 1990. I was a Cockney boy and obviously didn’t fit anybody’s idea of what an actor was supposed to be, so I decided to put together elements that added up to a memorable package. Me parece que equilibró bastante bien las historias personales (con las que varias veces me reí bastante), las opiniones, consejos sobre la técnica y el trabajo en equipo. I questioned this with the seller and he - Gary from Quantum Leap - assured me there should be no problem.

I did very much enjoy what Caine had to say, even when I did not understand what he was talking about. 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. A professional killer crying about the loss of innocence and the brutality of human beings, which sends him into a savage rage of anger. He talks about entering sets where he only had one line to speak, waiting for hours to say that one line and that many stars on the film sets could be very arrogant and refused to talk to anyone below them.Including a comprehensive filmography of his best and not so good films, this booklet covers a great deal. I was reading Sidney Lumet's Making Movies but wanted some more detail on actors and acting, which led me to finally open Acting in Film, which I'd learned about last September. The author also goes into the importance of professionalism and behavior on and off set with members of the cast and crew, as well as the Do's and Don'ts of how to deal with troublesome actors and directors, as well as dangerous stunts. Interspersed with touches of his usual east end humour, Michael Caines' guide to acting is an invaluable pocket guide for the aspiring actor. This is a quick read, but one that looks as pretty much every aspect of the film industry from an actors perspective.

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