If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Okay, so at least you're interested enough to pick up this book and look inside. I think you and I are going to get along just fine. Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. Am I supposed to know this guy? you think... show more
Okay, so at least you're interested enough to pick up this book and look inside. I think you and I are going to get along just fine. Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself.No, and that's exactly the point. Bookstores are chock full of household name actors and their high stakes shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before. Case in point: look to your left - see that Judy Garland book? You don't need that, you know plenty about her already - great voice, crappy life. Now look to your right at the Charlton Heston book. You don't need to cough up hard-earned dough for that either. You know his story too - great voice, crappy toupee. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune.If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood. Okay, so buy the damned book already and read like the wind!Best,Bruce CampbellP.S. If the book sucks, at least there are gobs of pictures, and they're not crammed in the middle like all those other actor books.
Publish date: August 24th 2002
Publisher: L.A. Weekly Books
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
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In If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Bruce Campbell describes what it was like for him, starting out and progressing, in the movie industry. He gives us an informative glance into all the behind-the-scenes stuff that we normally don't get to see. Everything from deciding which ca...
Love it. Listened this one on audio and it was very cool to hear Bruce read his book (with the occasional update). I am a big fan of Bruce’s movies and it was cool to hear him talk about some behind the scenes stuff and how him and some of his friends, like Sam Raimi, got started.
I officially discovered Bruce Campbell when I watched Bubba Ho-Tep. Up to that point, I had only seem bits and pieces of Army of Darkness. Not a lot, but enough to get this joke: And then I bought this book..... My husband read it first, some time last year, and spoiled a few things for me. Lik...
This book is a great read. It's has humor and great behind-the-scenes stories of the filming of some of my favorite movies and TV series. It gives some great insight as to what it's like to make it as not only and actor, but as a producer and director as well. And it takes you on a nice ride thro...
I found "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor" to be a pleasantly funny, yet insightful read about how Bruce Campbell made his way up the actor's ladder. Much of the book is a combination of telling his life story - his childhood, his family life, among other personal pursuits, but i...