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

Front Cover
Hal Leonard Corporation, 1997 - Performing Arts - 163 pages
31 Reviews
(Applause Acting Series). 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

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Great advice dished out with Caine's witty humor. - Goodreads
Great advice on acting and life... - Goodreads
Lots of good advice and info here. - Goodreads
But there is some very practical good advice. - Goodreads
It's mostly pictures and the type is large. - Goodreads
Basic advice: -Know your lines. - Goodreads

Review: Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

Loved it!! I read a lot of acting books but not to many are as good as this one. Most acting books have annoying step by step instructions but they don't give any examples!!! In this book he backs ... Read full review

Review: Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making

User Review  - Bertha Leal - Goodreads

A no-frills, quick read but full of practical industry know-how's and sage advice. I liked Michael Caine's stiff upper lip, British professionalism and his admirable dedication to the craft. Superb!!! Read full review


At the Studio or On Location
In Front of the CameraBefore
Behavior On and Off the Set
Filmography of Michael Caine

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information