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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Michael Caine talks about his experiences and offers valuable advice to actors who have little experience on set.

Interspersed with touches of his usual east end humour, Michael Caines' guide to acting is an invaluable pocket guide for the aspiring actor. 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. I studied theater first and jumped into acting in two feature films without formal film acting training. I actually have no imminent plans to appear in a movie, so I didn't really need the advice given here.This book also shows you how acting worked in the 1960's,1970's and beyond, the differences in the way that staff behind the scenes worked, even gender differences and technical advances which changed the way actors worked in the film world. Concise and clear writing, this is a relatively short read expounding on Michael Caine's experiences with acting on film v. I had to take breaks (which I attribute to the time I've spent away from reading books as frequently as I used to; it takes more effort than it used to require when I was younger to get through books now), but overall, this was an easy, fun, and insightful read. He tells you about competitveness bewteen actors that some thrive on, but he does not like to be competitive and does not think it helps his acting career to be like that.

Please, if you are thinking about starting an acting career or are simply looking for a book to expand your knowledge about the business, then DO consider adding this one to your list. 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.I also have to add that one of the main treats i took from reading this short gem was how Caine, as big a movie actor as he is, imparts his knowledge with such warmth. Sir Michael Caine, CBE was born Maurice Joseph Micklewaite near Elephant and Castle in South London. Most of the acting topics that are covered in the book are explained in more detail in the masterclass. 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.

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