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4.0 out of 5 stars A warm, humourous and often bitchy book
I have enjoyed a lot of Callow's work and I was delighted to find that his sometimes lovey image is evident in this book which details his first steps into film acting. What makes the book even more readable and amusing is the fact that the main body of the book (where he concentrates on one film and its very trying director) was handed over to the director to have his...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slow going
I love Simon Cowell, but struggled to get through this one. Interesting insight into filming, but a bit heavy going for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A warm, humourous and often bitchy book, 17 Jan 2010
This review is from: Shooting The Actor (Paperback)
I have enjoyed a lot of Callow's work and I was delighted to find that his sometimes lovey image is evident in this book which details his first steps into film acting. What makes the book even more readable and amusing is the fact that the main body of the book (where he concentrates on one film and its very trying director) was handed over to the director to have his say. What ensues is a lively, hilarious conversation between two professionals who started off as friends but were torn apart by artistic differences. Callow seems to know that a lot of what he has written his ridiculous (much of it is based on diary entries made at the time) but his ego is just small enough to let us see him making a fool of himself.
A hoot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Writing, 3 Mar 2012
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I am not much interested in acting but I do enjoy fine writing. This book is wonderfully well written. The prose has wonderful cadences. The story is rich. If you enjoy fine writing with a clear eye - read this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slow going, 29 July 2013
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I love Simon Cowell, but struggled to get through this one. Interesting insight into filming, but a bit heavy going for me.
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Shooting The Actor by Simon Callow (Paperback - 4 Nov 2004)
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