Acting In Film - An Actor's Take on Movie Making with Michael Caine
The BBC Acting Series
Publisher: The Working Arts Library/Applause
The BBC Acting Series has surpassed all other video acting programs in its influence on the acting profession and in the high standard it has set for arts education.
Mr. Caine gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to rob him blind! The man who's hypnotized the camera lenses for a quarter of a century reveals in this master class for film actors the most closely guarded secrets on script preparation, working with the director, forming a character, voice, sound, and movement. Pearl by pearl he lays out the Caine wisdom on everything from set politics to set decorum, the film bureaucracy and more.
Among the subjects covered by Michael Caine:
Your Eyes; Your Mark; Your Focus
The Camera Is Your Only Audience
Don't Be Difficult-to-Edit
Dialogue on Camera
Shooting Out of Order
Speaking to Someone Off-Camera
“A treasure ... I'm not going to look at performances quite the same way ... A grand entertainment with more drama than most movies ... He's a marvelous teacher ... A real clear-cut lesson that every critic should see and everybody who goes to the movies should see...” – Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert
“NO ONE IS MORE QUALIFIED to discuss the craft and business of film acting…An insider's look of as much interest to the audience as to actors.” — The New York Times Book Review
“ONE OF THE BEST GUIDES TO FILM ACTING EVER. It is brief, instructive, and enlightening not only for actors but for filmgoers as well. YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO SEE MICHAEL CAINE ON FILM.” – Parade Magazine