The Actor as Storyteller:An Introduction to Acting Bruce Miller
This bestselling memoir is a delightfully irreverent, yet oddly touching epic of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity, and lots of fake blood. Told in Bruce´s wry, sarcastic voice, it is a ´´Hollywood from the bleacher seats´´ look at his experiences in film and TV and at his status as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god. Over 200 photos.
This is a hilarious comedy in which an actor decides to end his career, throw out his resumés and become a furniture maker. Featuring a full-cast performance with D.W. Moffett, Bruce Norris, Lucy Childs, Christopher Donahue, Kevin Hurley, Amy Morton, Susan Nussbaum, and William Peterson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: D. W. Moffett, Bruce Norris, Lucy Childs, Christopher Donahue, Kevin Hurley, Amy Morton, Susan Nussbaum, William Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000027/pf_latw_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times bestseller One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: ´´I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!” I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a ´´B´´ Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a ´´mid-grade, kind of hammy actor´´ (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood. This next book, an ´´Act II” if you will, could be considered my ´´maturing years” in show business, when I began to say ´´no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload. If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you´ll come along for the ride. – Bruce ´´Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell An icon of B movies and a champion of independent filmmaking, Bruce Campbell is an actor, director and writer best known for his roles as Ash in the Evil Dead franchise and Sam Axe on the hit TV show Burn Notice. Written and read by Bruce Campbell. Co-written with Craig Sanborn. Recording and sound design by Sean McCoy at Oregon Sound Recording. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103500/bk_acx0_103500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself. No, and that´s exactly the point. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood. Okay, so buy the damned book already! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016736/bk_acx0_016736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why Shakespeare? What explains our continued fascination with his poems and plays? In Living with Shakespeare, Susannah Carson invites 40 actors, directors, scholars, and writers to reflect on why his work is still such a vital part of our culture. We hear from James Earl Jones on reclaiming Othello as a tragic hero, Julie Taymor on turning Prospero into Prospera, Camille Paglia on teaching the plays to actors, F. Murray Abraham on gaining an audience’s sympathy for Shylock, Sir Ben Kingsley on communicating Shakespeare’s ideas through performance, Germaine Greer on the playwright’s home life, Dame Harriet Walter on the complexity of his heroines, Brian Cox on social conflict in his time and ours, Jane Smiley on transposing King Lear to Iowa in A Thousand Acres, and Sir Antony Sher on feeling at home in Shakespeare’s language. Together these essays provide a fresh appreciation of Shakespeare’s works as a living legacy to be read, seen, performed, adapted, revised, wrestled with, and embraced by creative professionals and lay enthusiasts alike. The complete list of narrators includes Ann Noble and Arnell Powell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McConnahie, Simon Prebble, Napoleon Ryan, Nicol Zanzarella, Bruce Mann, Bo Foxworth, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Roxanne Coyne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013037/bk_adbl_013037_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first authoritative biography of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans. Forty-five years after Bruce Lee’s sudden death at age 32, journalist and best-selling author Matthew Polly has written the definitive account of Lee’s life. It’s also one of the only accounts; incredibly, there has never been an authoritative biography of Lee. Following a decade of research that included conducting more than 100 interviews with Lee’s family, friends, business associates, and even the actress in whose bed Lee died, Polly has constructed a complex, humane portrait of the icon. Polly explores Lee’s early years as a child star in Hong Kong cinema; his actor father’s struggles with opium addiction and how that turned Bruce into a troublemaking teenager who was kicked out of high school and eventually sent to America to shape up; his beginnings as a martial arts teacher, eventually becoming personal instructor to movie stars like James Coburn and Steve McQueen; his struggles as an Asian American actor in Hollywood and frustration seeing role after role he auditioned for go to a white actors in eye makeup; his eventual triumph as a leading man; his challenges juggling a sky-rocketing career with his duties as a father and husband; and his shocking end that to this day is still shrouded in mystery. Polly breaks down the myths surrounding Bruce Lee and argues that, contrary to popular belief, he was an ambitious actor who was obsessed with the martial arts - not a kung-fu guru who just so happened to make a couple of movies. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive yet imperfect man whose personal story was even more entertaining and inspiring than any fictional role he played onscreen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008743/bk_sans_008743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.