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Shooting The Actor

Shooting The Actor

A companion volume to Being an Actor, Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780099471974
Barcode 9780099471974
Published 3 January 2005 by Vintage
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Callow, Simon
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ISBN-13 9780099471974
ISBN-10 0099471973
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 3 January 2005
International Publication Date 4 November 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Callow, Simon
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography: General
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 258g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director see also BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, Motion picture actors and actresses - Great Britain, Motion picture acting - Anecdotes, Motion pictures - Anecdotes - Production and direction, Motion picture acting
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 791.43028092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A companion volume to Being an Actor, Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centrepiece is a hilarious and sometimes agonising account of the making of Manifesto, shot in the former Yugoslavia. When Callow first met the film's director Dusan Makavejev to discuss the movie, they both got on famously. Months later the two were barely speaking. Insightful and always entertaining, Shooting the Actor reveals more than any formal guide could about the process of filmmaking and the highly complex nature of being both actor and director.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A rare book: a genuinely frank and self-revealing account of an actor's nightmare made real. Comic and even touching -- Sir Richard Eyre The tale is breathless... works up a gallop Observer

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Author's Bio

Simon Callow is an actor, director and writer. He has appeared on the stage and in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. His books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, Love is Where it Falls, the first two volumes of his four-volume life of Orson Welles, his theatrical memoir My Life in Pieces, and, most recently, the highly acclaimed Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World.

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