What´s unusual about this audiobook on acting? Jesse Vint wrote this book because he found, strangely enough, almost no books about film acting by people who have actually made a living at acting in film. Almost all are written by non-professional actors. It´s tantamount to learning from the sailor who has never been to sea, the soldier who has never been to war, or the cowboy who has never ridden a horse. In other words, they are coffee-shop geniuses. Jesse is a veteran of over 100 films and television shows. He has also produced, directed, and written full-length feature films that have played throughout the world. Quote from Oscar Nominee, David Carradine, from his book about the shooting of Quentin Tarantino´s film, Kill Bill: ´´Jesse Vint is a very cool and wise dude.´´ Jesse shows actors how to internalize. Once they listen to this audiobook, they will have a clarity about acting and what it is that they have never had before, regardless of how long they´ve studied. Jesse covers subjects such as: What makes a star Traps in acting Rehearsals The essence of script analysis: moving the information from head to heart Locating your hot buttons Strategy for stressful auditions The problem of anticipation Preparation before the director says ´´action´´ Jesse says that the writer provides the words, the director is the cinematic storyteller, and it is the actor´s job to activate his soul in a manner consistent with the character. That is what an actor gets paid for. An actor can speak with an accent, walk with a limp, or strap on a false nose, but these things mean absolutely nothing if the part is not internalized. If the actor does these things without internalizing, then that´s not acting - that´s Halloween. A movie is not everyday life - it is a compression of highly intense experiences. An actor must know the engine that´s driving him 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Vint. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104401/bk_acx0_104401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson and actor Robert Forster on this edition of Fresh Air. Wanda Jackson had several hits in the late 50s and early 60s, including ´´Mean Mean Man´´, ´´Let´s Have a Party´´, and ´´Fujiyama Mama´´. In the 70s she kept recording music, mostly gospel. She´s 65 now and still touring. She´s just released her first studio recording in 15 years, Heart Trouble.Guest musicians, including Elvis Costello and The Cramps, join her for several tracks. In the 1960s, actor Robert Forster starred in films like Medium Cool and Reflections in a Golden Eye. Then, for the next 20-some years, he appeared in B-movies and horror films. His career was resurrected with his role as a bail-bondsman in Quentin Tarantino´s Jackie Brown. Recently, he´s starred in Mulholland Drive, Me, Myself and Irene and Charlie´s Angels: Full Throttle. Now he plays Marshall Sisco in the new ABC series Karen Sisco. (Broadcast Date: November 5, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031105/rt_whyy_031105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Steven Wright, actor, comedian, writer, Oscar winner, narrator of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, and Rolling Stone’s 15th greatest stand-up in the world, got his start on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. In this installment of Las Vegas Connection, Wright talks to Bart Torres about his unique, signature deadpan delivery, and how he doesn’t believe in time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bart Torres. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000891/bk_comm_000891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actor John Travolta on this edition of Fresh Air. Travolta plays an ex-Army Ranger turned DEA agent in the new film Basic. He became a star in the 1970s with the films Saturday Night Fever, and Grease. But then disappeared from view until Quentin Tarentino´s Pulp Fiction brought him back and garnered him an Academy Award nomination. He´ll talk about his life and work. (Original Broadcast Date: April 10, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030425/rt_whyy_030425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For decades the FBI let James ´´Whitey´´ Bulger get away with murder, allowing him continued control of his criminal enterprise in exchange for information. He went on the lam in 1995, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, 2011 followed top-ranked Osama bin Laden on the FBI´´´s Ten Most Wanted List, and then was captured in Santa Monica, California weeks after Bin Laden´s demise. Edward J. MacKenzie, Jr. was a drug dealer and enforcer who would do just about anything for Bulger. In this compelling eyewitness account, Eddie Mac delivers the goods on his one-time boss and on such former associates as Stephen ´´The Rifleman´´ Flemmi and turncoat FBI agent John Connolly. Street Soldier is also a story of the search for family, for acceptance, for respect, loyalty, and love. Abandoned by his parents at the age of four, Mackenzie became a ward of the state, suffered physical and sexual abuse, and eventually drifted into Bulger´s orbit. The Eddie Mac who emerges in these pages is complex: An enforcer who was also a national kick-boxing champion; a womanizer who fought for custody of his daughters; a kid never given much of a chance who went on, as an adult, to earn a college degree in three years; a man who lived by a strict code of loyalty but also helped set up a sting operation that would net one of the largest hauls of cocaine ever seized. Street Soldier is as disturbing and fascinating as a crime scene, as heart-stopping as a bar fight, and at times as darkly comic as Quentin Tarantino´s Pulp Fiction or Martin Scorsese´s Good Fellas. Actor/Producer/Writer Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga Films, Nurse Jackie) announced within days of Bulger´s arrest – that he has secured funding and a script for a movie adaptation of Street Soldier, which he optioned nine months earlier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthias N Bossi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000359/bk_acx0_000359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don´t need capes, just the right attitude. When he was a kid, Quentin loved Superman. Ironic, really. Quentin didn´t need kryptonite to reveal his weakness - born with a rare bone disorder, osteogenesis imperfecta, his bones broke all on their own. When Quentin was seven, Mike Willesee made a documentary about him. Australians fell in love with his wit and never-say-die attitude. Over the years he grew up before our eyes. But there was a dark side to his life. The true story was never told...until now. A story of abandonment, drug addiction, dark days and thoughts of suicide. Battling through it all, Quentin´s resilience is inspiring. Quentin is now determined to live life the best he can. Just turned 41, he is a filmmaker, a stand-up comedian, a radio host, an actor and a film critic; he´s hung out with Angelina, accidentally ripped Jennifer Lopez´s dress, talked sex with Jean-Claude Van Damme, appeared in Mad Max and interviewed Julia Gillard, all the while showing that living in a wheelchair doesn´t mean staying still. This is an unforgettable, brutally honest, at times heartbreaking memoir narrated to you by Quentin himself. Please note that due to the presence of Quentin´s breathing apparatus, there is some background noise throughout this recording. However, no one else could tell his story quite like Quentin can. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quentin Kenihan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/haau/000022/bk_haau_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents Roald Dahl´s The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain´s Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen. David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor, and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas, and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children´s books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake - Roald Dahl´s favourite illustrator. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Walliams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000526/bk_pauk_000526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ghost of a doomed romance haunts an Oxford undergraduate´s idyllic summer affair; a tragedy of hopeless love and murderous frustration is played out against the backdrop of a provincial repertory company; passion and hatred flower side by side in suburban back gardens. Angela Huth peoples her stories with elderly ladies living out extraordinary fantasy lives and betrayed wives wreaking subtle revenge, drawing out their secret disappointments and their dreams of glamour; she brings to this exquisite collection all the wry delicacy, subversive wit and keen eye for the drama of the quietest lives that characterise her acclaimed novels. Huth is the daughter of the actor Harold Huth. She left school at age 16 in order to paint and to study art in both France and Italy. At 18 she travelled, mostly alone, across the United States before returning to England to work on a variety of newspapers and magazines. She married journalist and travel writer Quentin Crewe and soon became known most for her writing, having written three collections of short stories and eleven novels. She also writes plays for radio, television, and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic, and broadcaster. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Crystal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009258/bk_adbl_009258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
South of the Lights weaves the story of Evans and Brenda, lovers in a Midlands village, whose happiest hours are spent in the hayloft of the chicken farm on which she works. They have no other roof under which they can be alone together - until the mysterious, romantic Augusta comes to their aid. Evans´ desire to possess Brenda results sometimes in passion, sometimes in violence, but Brenda finds sympathy in the company of the fragile and sweet-natured Lark with whom she shares a flat in the local town. Excelling in the illumination of the surprising facets of people´s daily lives, Angela Huth reveals their private hopes, rages, fantasies and despair, with an original and moving blend of humour, imagination and pathos.Huth is the daughter of the actor Harold Huth. She left school at age 16 in order to paint and to study art in both France and Italy. At 18 she travelled, mostly alone, across the United States before returning to England to work on a variety of newspapers and magazines. She married journalist and travel writer Quentin Crewe and soon became known most for her writing, having written three collections of short stories and eleven novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Schatzberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009249/bk_adbl_009249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.