Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making / Edition 1

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(Applause Books). 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

Caine gives the reader a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rob him blind. He reveals the most closely guarded secrets of the art and science of spontaneity on screen, and then invites the reader to make them his own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557836991
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Working Arts Library
  • Format: DVD - NTSC
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Caine
Michael Caine

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?. He lives in Surrey with his wife of thirty-seven years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Movie Acting: An Overview 1
2 Preparation 21
3 At the Studio or On Location 35
4 In Front of the Camera - Before You Shoot 45
5 The Take 57
6 Characters 85
7 Behavior On and Off the Set 105
8 Directors 119
9 On Being A Star 135
Filmography of Michael Caine 149
Editor's Note 155
Biography 157
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