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.
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.
”I´m the king of the world!” That was the cry from Leonardo DiCaprio as he stood astride the bow in Titanic - the movie that would go on to smash all records, raking in a whopping GBP 1.1 billion worldwide. Now, few Hollywood movers and shakers would dispute that statement as Leo has rocketed to become the highest paid actor in the world, earning an estimated GBP 50 million in 2011 alone. And his position looks sets to be secure for some time to come as the release of the new 3D version of James Cameron´s epic heralds another sensational year in the life of Hollywood´s hottest talent, that will also see him take on the lead role in a new adaptation of The Great Gatsby and see him cast as a villain in Quentin Tarantino´s new blockbuster Django Unchained. It´s a far cry from the heart-throb´s humble beginnings when he had to scrape for parts in TV commericals and soap operas before catching the eye in Baz Luhrmann´s stylish Romeo and Juliet and then achieving worldwide superstardom with Titanic. Cementing his reputation with captivating performances in films like Catch Me If You Can and The Departed, DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator. A keen environmentalist and conservationist, he has given millions to good causes around the globe and has never been shy about wearing his political ideas on his sleeve. Yet, although he´s spent over 15 years at the top of his profession, Leonardo remains something of an enigma. He has famously dated some of the world´s most beautiful women but seems no nearer to settling down and his often daring movie choices suggest someone still striving for perfection despite his stunning successes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Sinfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pros/000031/bk_pros_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This program is read by the author.From Don Coscarelli, the celebrated filmmaker behind many cherished cult classics, comes a memoir that´s both revealing autobiography and indie film crash course.Best known for his horror/sci-fi/fantasy films including Phantasm, The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho-tep, and John Dies at the End, now Don Coscarelli’s taking you on a white-knuckle ride through the rough and tumble world of indie film.Join Coscarelli as he sells his first feature film to Universal Pictures and gets his own office on the studio lot while still in his teens. Travel with him as he chaperones three out-of-control child actors as they barnstorm Japan, almost drowns actress Catherine Keener in her first film role, and transforms a short story about Elvis Presley battling a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy into a beloved cult classic film.Witness the incredible cast of characters he meets along the way from heavy metal god Ronnie James Dio to first-time filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary. Learn how breaking bread with genre icons Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, and Guillermo Del Toro leads to a major cable series and watch as he and zombie king George A. Romero together take over an unprepared national network television show with their tales of blood and horror.This memoir fits an entire film school education into a single audiobook. It’s loaded with behind-the-scenes stories: like setting his face on fire during the making of Phantasm, hearing Bruce Campbell’s most important question before agreeing to star in Bubba Ho-tep, and crafting a horror thriller into a franchise phenomenon spanning four decades. Find out how Coscarelli managed to retain creative and financial control of his artistic works in an industry ruled by power-hungry predators, and all without going insane or bankrupt.True Indie will prove indispensable for fans of Coscarelli 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Coscarelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003668/bk_aren_003668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.