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Secrets of Screen Acting

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<P>When it was first published in 1993, <i>Secrets of Screen Acting</i> broke new ground in explaining how acting for the camera is different from acting on stage. Reaction time is altered, physical timing and placement are reconceived, and the proportions of the film frame itself become the measure of all things. In this updated edition, Patrick Tucker e ...more
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Published September 17th 2003 by Routledge (first published December 17th 1993)
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Hoodie_gypsy
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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While I'll likely never be in front of the camera, I've always enjoyed the behind-the-scenes specials and the audio commentary on DVDs and such. This book was a fascinating look at what's going on behind and around the camera.

Helpful examples, the glossary, the fair examination of other schools of thought - all this and more are included in a well-organized and interesting format. I can't imagine any actor picking up Tucker's book and not at least be refreshed on a strong point if not outright l
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Shannon Baxter
This is a great introductory book about acting for the camera. The language is very accessible and it includes pictures to further illustrate the given information. The focus is on debunking the myths about screen acting and comparing screen acting to stage acting and highlighting their differences.
Meghan Johnson
May 09, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have some acting experience and are looking to do some camera-work, this book should be your bible.
Vernon Campbell
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is good. A detailed straightforward outline for the business. Great job, a plus for any library. And I think any level. It's great for beginners but can always be used as a refresher with more experienced actors.
Laurie Perez
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining. Philosophical. Funny. Practical. Tactical. Secrets of Screen Acting has been - and continues to be - a terrific resource for me as I work with characters who inhabit the world of screen acting.
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