Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

And Other Lessons in Life

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career-and now his eighty-fifth year.One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role-with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes-he's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it." Now in his eighty-fifth year-and more beloved than ever-he wants to share everything he's learned.With brilliant new insight into his life and work and showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.
Publisher: Ashland : Hachette Books, 2018
[New York, N.Y.] : Hachette Audio, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781549147081
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 54 min., 31 sec.)) : digital
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Mar 09, 2019

This isn’t a biography of his life, but a book on his Life Lessons...mostly for future actors, but I guess could be applied to any profession.

The author comes across as an angel, which got old real quick.

He keeps telling us how lucky he was, continually listing everyone he has ever worked with (but will only say negative things about someone who has passed), and gives some good and some obvious advice (i.e. when the camera is rolling, and you don’t have any dialogue, you shouldn’t just stand there day dreaming, you should react to what the other actor is you would in real life).

You could make a drinking game over each time he says “suck sess”.

And I know this won’t be a popular opinion, but I would have preferred someone else being The Reader.


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