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Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Moviemaking (The Applause Acting Series)

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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. 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. Sus consejos son directos, nos cuenta sus anécdotas, nos muestra cómo funcionan los rodajes y su impresión de la industria. 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.

Caine always loves to talk about his rough-and-tumble cockney upbringing; I guess I can't blame him.The advice given had even more resonance as it was written by his all-time favourite, Michael Caine. I did very much enjoy what Caine had to say, even when I did not understand what he was talking about. 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. 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.

The best movie actors become their characters to such an extent that the product isn’t viewed by an audience as a performance. Including a comprehensive filmography of his best and not so good films, this booklet covers a great deal. 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 discusses how as an actor you have to steal personality traits and behaviours from other people around you, or even characters from films you have seen, to create a more three-dimensional construction of the character you are playing. 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.HE IS A LEGEND IN THE ACTING FIELD; HOWEVER, HIS INSIGHT/INSTRUCTION IS VERY VALUABLE; HIS PRESENTATION SIMPLE AND HE IS EXTREMELY PATIENT AND PRECISE.

The film world allows the viewer to feel a heightened sense of excitement and participation with the fictional characters. 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. I remember viewing this when it was originally broadcast by the BBC, so it is good to be able to own a copy.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.

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. 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.Most of the acting topics that are covered in the book are explained in more detail in the masterclass.

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