A take on the real lives of actors and directors What do stars make of a certain role? How do they prepare? What do they think and feel? Beyond the greasepaint and glycerine and into the heart of what gives the audience its goosebumps-Talking Cinema goes behind the scenes with several of the film fraternity's best-known stars. The first section 'An Actor Prepares' examines what goes into getting ready for a role while the second 'Character Speak' deals with the research rehearsals and responses behind some of the most critically acclaimed roles in Indian cinema. 'Director's Cut' the third section journeys into the mind of the film-maker. The last section 'The Specialists' is an analysis of the association of an actor or a film-maker with a specific type of role or theme. What is this identification based on and are these roles or films as similar as they appear to be? The book acknowledges the skill effort and resources that go into the making of a film. It will call out to the movie buff in you.