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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Five stars for Gary at Quantum Leap for solving my compatibility issue and teaching me a new trick with my player. 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. 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.

Interspersed with touches of his usual east end humour, Michael Caines' guide to acting is an invaluable pocket guide for the aspiring actor. He also discusses the fact that people pigeon holed him as a 'cockney working class actor' and the problems this caused in his career.

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. 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. 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. Caine plays an agent described as a ‘trickster, insubordinate, someone who refused to follow the rules. I remember viewing this when it was originally broadcast by the BBC, so it is good to be able to own a copy.

Sir Michael Caine, CBE was born Maurice Joseph Micklewaite near Elephant and Castle in South London. 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. 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. In this book actor Michael Caine describes being a leading actor in films, he says that his job is the carry the entire film and give life to the filmmaker’s vision.The film world allows the viewer to feel a heightened sense of excitement and participation with the fictional characters. 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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Caine talks about being given the part for Zulu stating that the director's wanted a posh actor, someone that spoke very upper class for the role. Michael Caine talks about his experiences and offers valuable advice to actors who have little experience on set.

If the leading actor is talented and has great presence, if he can immerse himself into the skin of the character and use his unique acting skills and methods to engage you, you will believe in the character he plays. It's a slim volume so expensive for what it is, but if you're looking for help you'll find some nuggets of wisdom. 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.

Caine describes the vast differences between theatre acting and film acting, and the importance of the close-up camera. I questioned this with the seller and he - Gary from Quantum Leap - assured me there should be no problem. Acting students attending auditions now might face a completely different landscape when it comes to auditions and getting parts. 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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