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If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor | [Bruce Campbell]

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.
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Publisher's Summary

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. 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!

©2002 Bruce Campbell (P)2010 Bruce Campbell

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    Bill Shaw 08-05-14
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    "One Of The Most Enjoyable Books I Have Ever Heard"
    Would you listen to If Chins Could Kill again? Why?

    Yes
    There is a wealth of insider information on how Hollywood works and the inside story on what it takes to be a successful actor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bruce Campbell, of course.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The tender story of how a chin conquered Hollywood and won our hearts


    Any additional comments?

    This book is funny, informative and sometimes downright dangerous to listen to when driving home from work as you can laugh so hard you might fall out of your seat - thank goodness for seat belts.

    I've enjoyed Bruce's work in front of the camera since I first saw him in the Evil Dead series. It wasn't until I listened to this book that I found out that he was an integral part of many other favorite movies and TV shows in a behind the camera capacity.

    Thanks to Bruce's dramatic reading and witty prose, this is one of the all time best listens I've ever gotten from audible.com.

    I hope audible gets more of Bruce's books in stock soon.

    I hope you get as much enjoyment out of this book as I did.

    Cheers.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey K. 09-15-14
    Stacey K. 09-15-14
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    "A Look Into the Life of a Hollywood Working Stiff"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It offers an incredible and hilarious look into Bruce Cambell's life, and is enjoyable, even if you don't know him.


    What other book might you compare If Chins Could Kill to and why?

    There are not many other books that I have read or listened to that are similar. ICCK is its own beast.


    Which character – as performed by Bruce Campbell – was your favorite?

    All are wonderful, Irvin Shapiro and the Acid-Dropping Fan being standouts.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There was many a moment when I physically laughed out loud at his well-told anecdotes.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who would be interested in the crazy world of Hollywood.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 09-05-14
    Steve 09-05-14
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    "Hilarious, honest, fascinating, and ever so Bruce"
    If you could sum up If Chins Could Kill in three words, what would they be?

    Bruce Campbell rules


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If Chins Could Kill?

    The whole story of evil dead is pretty fantastic and hearing about them all growing up together was fantastic.


    What about Bruce Campbell’s performance did you like?

    He brings a certain ineffable charm to every line, you hear one word and you know it's really Bruce.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed out loud many times.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Bruce Campbell.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    8/7/14
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    "Very Funny Book"
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    I had been told this was worth a read so was very happy to see it on audible. I wasn’t disappointed. I am a fan of Bruce Campbell and I guess that helps but I didn’t quite expect it to be as funny as it was.
    Well worth checking out for anyone that likes a laugh, enjoys films and wondered what it is like to be an actor in B movies.

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  • Alexander
    10/27/14
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    "Groovy!"
    What did you like most about If Chins Could Kill?

    Full of information, that any fan of Bruce Campbell, will want to know!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If Chins Could Kill?

    Bruce talking about shooting on 8mm.


    Which character – as performed by Bruce Campbell – was your favourite?

    Elvis.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Well I didn't listen to it in the toilet.


    Any additional comments?

    A must for fans of Bruce Campbell!

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