Actors in Action: How Our Favorite Action Stars Became Their Characters

Actors in Action: How Our Favorite Action Stars Became Their Characters

Author: Jason Norman

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts


View: 876

Download Now
You’ve seen movies that transport you into outer space and shove you into the middle of martial arts battles. You’ve dodged bullets with John Wayne, fought off aliens with Sigourney Weaver, rocketed past planets with Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, soared with Christopher Reeve as Superman, and driven through walls with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, you want to become an action film actor, too . . . but how? The tough truth of the trade is finally revealed by author Jason Norman and those who learned how to put the “act” in “action.” Discover the secrets of their work, from seeming to become the characters moviegoers love and hate to the unique trade tricks that only insiders have known—until now. Join your favorite stars from Star Wars, Terminator, Million Dollar Baby, Suicide Squad, Casino, Midnight Express, Death Wish, Towering Inferno, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Karate Kid, and other action-packed movies that inspired you. Want to be the next Bruce Willis so you can yell something like "Yippee Ki Yay, motherf***er?" Take action. Illustrated with more than 140 photos. Index. About the author: Jason Norman’s previous works include Welcome to Our Nightmares: Behind the Scene With Today's Horror Actors and Behind the Screams. He has won two Virginia Press Association awards. “I really enjoy your writing how you so eloquently can change my ramblings into a wonderful piece of work. It was a honor to read your words.” - Stephanie Finochio “You really can write, be factual, and entertain all at the same time.” - Patrick Reynolds “It is so beautifully written! I will be honored to have your book on my bookshelf someday.” - Christian Pitre
Characters in Action
Language: en
Pages: 115
Authors: Marsh Cassady
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher:

Books about Characters in Action
Characters in Fictional Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 596
Authors: Jens Eder, Fotis Jannidis, Ralf Schneider
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys todays diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research
Explanation in Action Theory and Historiography
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Gunnar Schumann
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Is the appropriate form of human action explanation causal or rather teleological? While this is a central question in analytic philosophy of action, it also has implications for questions about the differences between methods of explanation in the sciences on the one hand and in the humanities and the social
Digital Design in Action
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Chris Jackson, Nancy Ciolek
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-07 - Publisher: CRC Press

Digital design is not only about creating visually appealing products and promotions; it needs to possess a practical aspect in addition to being aesthetically appealing. Digital Design in Action explores these pragmatic applications and the creative design aspects for various mediums, including the web, apps, ePub, visual presentations, and PDF.
Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Piotr Sadowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University of Delaware Press

The theory considers human behavior in terms of functional equilibrium between the stable properties of the mind, independent from the pressures of the sociocultural environment and the immediate situational context. What we call "character" thus denotes an autonomous configuration of psychological elements, which remains stable despite the changing external circumstances.