An informative and often hilarious look at all things movie making: acting, directing, producing, editing, selling a film, and living the life of a B movie actor.
Of course Bruce Campbell fans will love this peek into the craziness that is his life, but anyone interested in the film industry should read this for tips and warnings.
I love Bruce Campbell's humor. I have been a fan for years. I enjoyed learning about the actors' craft and tribulations. I love learning about how a movie is made especially an indie movie. I highly recommend this book for movie fans.
My teen son got me to read this book- the first chapter alone was worth the whole book-
and then I set it down. He continued to bug, I mean suggest that I finish it, and until I realized this was BRISCO COUNTY JUNIOR! writing the book, I thought it was pretty good. Really, pretty good. Sometimes Bruce goes off on a side trip with his writing, but the stories are hilarious. I see my son has ordered the second book written by Bruce- I wonder if I'll get to read that one, too?
This book is a great read. It 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 through the life of one of geek-culture's most beloved actors. Any Bruce Campbell fan should enjoy this book. Any fan of B-Movies should enjoy this book.
From the back cover:
"With a quirky assortment of rants, as well as self-deprecating chapter titles like 'The Higher the Budget, the Lower the Part,' he's like the dinner guest you wish would never leave." --Entertainment Weekly