Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Moviemaking (The Applause Acting Series)
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It's a very handy practical guide to day-to-day-life for anyone in the film industry, and Michael Caine narrates us beautifully through his own experiences in the industry.
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. Caine always loves to talk about his rough-and-tumble cockney upbringing; I guess I can't blame him.Acting students attending auditions now might face a completely different landscape when it comes to auditions and getting parts. Sus consejos son directos, nos cuenta sus anécdotas, nos muestra cómo funcionan los rodajes y su impresión de la industria.
Caine plays an agent described as a ‘trickster, insubordinate, someone who refused to follow the rules.He also states that it is his responsibility to fully engage the audience, to make them believe in him, not to see him as an actor speaking lines, but to see the character from the screenplay, he describes how he does this as an actor and his methods are interesting to read. Most of the acting topics that are covered in the book are explained in more detail in the masterclass. Including a comprehensive filmography of his best and not so good films, this booklet covers a great deal.
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. 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.This book is particularly helpful to actors who are crossing over from theater acting to film acting. Learn from two-time Academy Award-Winning actor Michael Caine how to properly prepare yourself for a very competitive field. He also discusses the fact that people pigeon holed him as a 'cockney working class actor' and the problems this caused in his career. 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. So many things kept in the dark brought to light I never thought about in film acting and Caine’s stories, analogies, etc.