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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Including a comprehensive filmography of his best and not so good films, this booklet covers a great deal. 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. I remember viewing this when it was originally broadcast by the BBC, so it is good to be able to own a copy. I was hoping for more insight on techniques in front of the camera - similar to Michael Caine's great acting masterclass from 1987 (I believe), which can be found on YouTube. In the 1960's there was a huge cultural change between the social classes and it was not unusual to see some actors getting big breaks without having gone to acting school, Some were members of local acting classes but had never studied the art of acting.

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. 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. Most of the acting topics that are covered in the book are explained in more detail in the masterclass. 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.He also discusses the fact that people pigeon holed him as a 'cockney working class actor' and the problems this caused in his career. Learn from two-time Academy Award-Winning actor Michael Caine how to properly prepare yourself for a very competitive field. When sitting around set, waiting for the lighting professionals to make it just right, I'll turn to my fellow actors and say: "We're paid to wait. At the time he is watching a pornographic film that has his school girl niece being taken advantage of by corrupt adults.

The advice given had even more resonance as it was written by his all-time favourite, Michael Caine. 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.Concise and clear writing, this is a relatively short read expounding on Michael Caine's experiences with acting on film v. 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. Professionalism and personal advice is covered, as well as more technical advice in acting before the camera, and the differences between acting on stage and acting on camera. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Again, "Acting In Film: An Actor's Take On Movie Making" felt more like an extended pamphlet rather than an actual book, yet Michael Caine's advice to the actor, however brief it may be, holds enough merit to make the tome not a complete waste of time.

After you see it, you will look at acting in films in a different way, and notice little details that separate great actors from good ones. 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. It's brief and to the point, full of common sense advice that makes as much sense now as it did in 1990. The best movie actors become their characters to such an extent that the product isn’t viewed by an audience as a performance.I studied theater first and jumped into acting in two feature films without formal film acting training. 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. This book is easy to read and full of interesting information about acting, the film world and technical information as well as personal stories by Michael Caine.

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