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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User Review  - claude_lambert - LibraryThing

This a book filled with humor, intelligence and subtlety. Some actors are good but not very smart, it happens. Caine is extremely smart and wrote a good book. It goes from the difference between a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Victoria Weinstein - Goodreads

I love Michael Caine, and I picked this up at a used bookstore in London. What he has to say about acting is true for preachers as well. It's great advice, fun and juicy anecdotes and Michael Caine... how can you argue with that? You can't. A quick read, and so enjoyable. Read full review

Contents

At the Studio or On Location
35
In Front of the CameraBefore
45
Behavior On and Off the Set
105
Filmography of Michael Caine
155
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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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