Shooting the Actor

Book: 
Shooting the Actor
Author: 
Simon Callow
Time: 
Tuesday 15 January 2013, 20:00 - 22:00
Location: 
The Architect
Location: 
(previously The County Arms)
Location: 
43 Castle Street
Location: 
Cambridge
Location: 
CB3 0AH

This month's read is Shooting the Actor by Simon Callow. The blurb describes it as follows: A companion volume to Being an Actor, Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centrepiece is a hilarious and sometimes agonising account of the making of Manifesto, shot in the former Yugoslavia. When Callow first met the film's director Du-an Makavejev to discuss the movie, they both got on famously. Months later the two were barely speaking. Insightful and always entertaining, Shooting the Actor reveals more than any formal guide could about the process of filmmaking and the highly complex nature of being both actor and director

The Book Club meets monthly over drinks, and everybody is welcome to attend, whether they've had the chance to read the book or not.