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Interview with Jennifer McCabe: On-camera Acting Training and the Actor’s Process

Jennifer McCabe has been teaching acting and directing in various capacities for almost 25 years. After getting her Master’s through the MFA program at the Actors Studio, she first worked with Enact, a not-for-profit arts-in-education company which goes into at-risk … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Tour #3

Some of the most well-worn books in my library. Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America 1931-1940 is Wendy Smith’s exhaustive history of The Group Theater. I consider it essential reading. It’s an important part of the history of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Michael Caine

Yesterday was Michael Caine’s 81st birthday. In honor of him, here is a wonderful post by my friend Kim Morgan, who describes sitting in a roundtable discussion with Michael Caine, where he related a wonderful story about learning to hold … Continue reading

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The Books: Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making, by Michael Caine

Daily Book Excerpt: Theatre Next book on the acting/theatre shelf is Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making, by Michael Caine A classic almost immediately upon its publication. It has been revised and expanded multiple times, through its … Continue reading

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Quotes on acting 2: Michael Caine

“As I get older, I’m also a lot more interested in the circumstances under which a film will be shot. Will it be a little shoestring picture that will have us sitting in mud huts in Tanzania? Or are we … Continue reading Continue reading

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Michael Caine – “sitting in mud huts in Tanzania”

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making. Here he describes his attitude towards how he chooses projects – an attitude for which he is pretty famous. Hilarious – I … Continue reading

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Michael Caine: John Huston’s direction

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making. Great observation here from John Huston – from when he directed Caine in “The Man Who Would Be King” John Huston managed … Continue reading

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James Cagney’s Tip to Michael Caine

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making. One important piece of technical advice about movement: don’t rush it. Give the camera operator a chance. James Cagney gvae me this … Continue reading

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Michael Caine: “We’re all deaf in one ear.”

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making. Richard Widmark once gave me a piece of advice about large noises in film. He said: “Watch the special effects when you’re … Continue reading

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Michael Caine – “Hot day, hard work.”

Excerpt from Michael Caine’s awesome book Michael Caine – Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making . Learn to produce your voice correctly. Breathe from your diaphragm. If you breathe properly, your voice will be comfortable to listen … Continue reading

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