Gear: Anatomy of an Actor Studies the Greatest Actors' Crafts

Anatomy of an Actor Studies the Greatest Actors’ Crafts

By Petrolicious Productions
February 11, 2015
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Anatomy of an Actor is a series of books published by Phaidon that examine the comprehensive studies on the craft of the world’s greatest actors, through the analysis of exactly ten of their most iconic roles. Each book is divided into ten chapters dedicated to a specific role and fully chronicled with movie stills, on-set photography, and film sequences. Varying authors (from title to title) examine why and how these famous actors have become some of the most respected and influential in the film world.

This is the first illustrated series to analyze the craft of exceptional actors and its authors include renowned film critics and journalists such as Karina Longworth and Beverly Walker. The subjects include Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando, along with others pictured below, and titles about Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are scheduled for release later this year.The books are all 192 pages include approximately 300 photos, both in color and black-and-white.

Check out Anatomy of an Actor to learn more or to find your favorite big screen actor.

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David Allison
David Allison

Forget how well these people act or not. What I really value is all of their razor-sharp political advice…

Dan Glover
Dan Glover

Hello Yoav, I did read your ed. kicking off this months focus back when it first went up. I’ve also read the cars and actors pieces which Petrolicious has published since then, and yes, I also read the piece about the Mini and liked it very much because it’s about a car…all good with that. But your original piece introducing this months focus says that you would be “shining a proverbial spotlight (pardon the pun) on the cars and characters that Hollywood has made larger than life”. Perhaps I misunderstood you. I thought that, since there are so many movies… Read more »

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa

To place Cruise next to Brando, De Niro, Streep, Pacino or Nicholson seems a bit weird…

JB21
JB21

Thank you for pointing it out. God I hate Tom Cruise.

David Allison
David Allison

Hate is such a strong word…

Dan Glover
Dan Glover

I’ve appreciated all of the above actors in various of their films, but honestly, if I wanted to read about these actors, I’d have gone to a movie buff website. I come to Petrolicious because I am a car guy. I enjoy cars and appreciate stories about them and the people who drive them. There’s been other items on Petrolicious that don’t have much to do with cars/bikes but they’ve at least been somewhat related. This piece isn’t (and frankly, I don’t much care about the other remotely related items either). I hope this doesn’t represent the direction this website… Read more »

Yoav Gilad
Yoav Gilad

Hi Dan, I presume you missed my editorial kicking this month off and explaining why we’re focusing on Hollywood more than usual. If that’s the case, check it out here: http://www.petrolicious.com/cars-and-stars While we certainly don’t want to alienate anyone we believe that, while most of our readers are passionate about cars, they have other interests as well (for instance travel, watches, movies, etc…). And even though this article may not have interested you, earlier today we featured a gorgeous, original [url=”http://www.petrolicious.com/the-mini-was-the-giant-killer-born-to-burst-some-bubbles”]Mini[/url] that had nothing to do with any media, simply because it’s a legendary car. We welcome your critique and… Read more »

Martin James
Martin James

Well Yoav … I’m kind of in agreement with Mr Glover on this one despite the months focus on Hollywood . Tell you what though . Here’s how in my opinion you can make amends for this minor glitch/bit of irrelevancy ; Do a genuine feature with a bit of serious research on the Pinin Farina custom built 375MM Roberto Rossollini commissioned for Ingrid Bergman that she never took delivery of . By far the most beautiful custom ever built for a star as well as in my opinion the best of the best Ferrari customs ever with more than… Read more »

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Ferrari 375MM chassis 0456AM Despite being associated with the gold colour that it has been for most of it’s life (and Ferrari even named a colour Grigio Ingrid after), the car was orginally displayed in pale blue http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/138107676-post62.html (registration possibly required to view).
More recently car has been in long term ownership of a gentleman in Illinois, and it is not often seen in public. I was lucky enough to see it at Ferrari’s 50 anniversary in Rome and it is spectacular.