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

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1997 - Performing Arts - 163 pages
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(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

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Great advice dished out with Caine's witty humor. - Goodreads
There were some wonderful insights to film acting. - Goodreads
Great advice on acting and life... - Goodreads
Plus lots of pictures of Caine looking awesome. - Goodreads
Lots of good advice and info here. - Goodreads
But there is some very practical good advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christian - Goodreads

Charming stories and solid advice from a master of the craft. Plus lots of pictures of Caine looking awesome. Read full review

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

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This was a shorter book than I expected. Nevertheless, it has a great deal of valuable advice, especially for actors working in the movies. I don't anticipate doing this myself in the near future, but ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Sir Michael Caine has won two Academy Awards during his distinguished five-decade career on screen. Knighted in 2000, Caine was born in working-class Sussex, England, and served in the British Army before landing his first film role in "Zulu" (1964). His films include "The Ipcress File", "Alfie", "Hannah and Her Sisters", "The Cider House Rules", and "Harry Brown". He is the author of the bestselling "What's It All About? "and "The Elephant to Hollywood". He lives in Surrey with his wife of thirty-seven years.

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