Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Moviemaking (The Applause Acting Series)
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It’s a strange situation, but in film a person is a person, not an actor; and yet you need an actor to play the person. Extremely valuable guidance if you want to get some tips from someone with more working knowledge of the business than almost anyone else around.
I bought this book a few years ago when I was cast in my first film role, to prepare me for working on set, to understand how movie making works and what my role would be, what working with other actors and film crew would be like. Interspersed with touches of his usual east end humour, Michael Caines' guide to acting is an invaluable pocket guide for the aspiring actor. All this plus an awareness of breath, relaxation, and human psychology will help turn a stumbling film and television actor in a great one. He was insolent, good-humoured and wore thick dark glasses, which was unusual for male leads of the day.Caine teaches you how to properly prepare for a shoot, focus on your performance and not others', how to act on and off set, becoming another character, how to deal with directors, and how to invent yourself as an actor.
I questioned this with the seller and he - Gary from Quantum Leap - assured me there should be no problem. He has tips and tricks when it comes to acting, but he truly just teaches you how to be a human in this industry. 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. The beautiful partnership he had with Connery in Man Who Would Be King, and how they supported each other, made each other better, and made a better film. Mr Caine knows exactly what he’s doing and his advice is the most helpful I’ve found so far on acting for the camera.
So naturally there is bound to be a mixture of chatty personal anecdotes and old Hollywood rubrics hashed together --yet the proportion of all this is not greater in comparison to a very useful litany of concrete, technical, 'insider tips' for actors. Un acercamiento totalmente amigable para el actor en formación e incluso meros aficionados a dicho arte; donde no sólo cuenta su propia experiencia frente a la cámara, sino que comparte consejos que pueden tener impacto en la carrera propia para bien o para mal. 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. I burst with excitement when I got the role and was sweaty and nervous; convinced I was going to blow it - and this book helped me through it.
Including a comprehensive filmography of his best and not so good films, this booklet covers a great deal. An instalment of the six-part BBC Acting series, this drama masterclass led by Michael Caine looks at the art of acting for the big screen. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.