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If Chins Could Kill

Number of page: 344
Author: ruce Campbell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781250099273
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor Here we are together in the digital universe. Somehow, you’ve clicked yourself to this page. If you came here of your own free will and desire, you and I are going to get along just fine. Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to download 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. You can download a terabyte of books about famous actors and their high-falootin’ shenanigans. I don’t want to be a spoilsport, but we’ve all been down that road before. Scroll down to that Judy Garland biography. You know plenty about her already-great voice, troubled life. Scroll down a little further to the Charlton Heston book. Same deal. You know his story too-great voice, troubled toupee. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am-unless you watch cable very late at night-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 documents my time in blue-collar Hollywood, where movies are cheap, the hours are long, and the filmmaking process can be very personal. To keep up with the times, I’ve digitized Chins. It was originally published in hardcover/analog fifteen years ago, which is a vast amount of time in the evolution of books and technology, and it was time to get current. The advance of technology is great for a book like this, which is jammed full of pictures. When it came out originally, the photographs all had to be black and white and moderately sized on the page. Now, any photo that was originally taken in color can strut its stuff. Overall, the resolution of the images is off-the-charts better than the first go-around. This is one “sequel” that I’m happy to be a part of, since we could make so many technical improvements. The process was very similar to restoring an old movie.Since I knew that it was going to be reissued, I also had a look at the story being told and decided to condense, move, or clarify some chapters, all or in part. I also tried to add a hint of historical context, since it has been a decade and a half since Chins first came out.I hope you enjoy it. Regards,Bruce Campbell

About The Author

In 1979 with his Detroit friends, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Campbell raised $350,000 for a low-budget film, Evil Dead, in which he starred and co-executive- produced. Completed piecemeal over four years, the film first gained notoriety in 1982 at Cannes, and later in England, where it became the best-selling video of 1983, beating out The Shining. After its appearance at Cannes, where Stephen King dubbed it "the most ferociously original horror film of 1982," New Line Cinema stepped forward to release Evil Dead in the U.S.
After co-producing Crimewave, a cross-genre comedy written by Sam Raimi and Ethan and Joel Coen, Campbell moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained a foothold producing or starring in genre films such as the Maniac Cop series, Lunatics: A Love Story, Moontrap, and Mindwarp, a post-apocalyptic Jeremiah Johnson, during which he met his wife-to-be, filmmaker Ida Gearon.
Campbell then rejoined his Detroit colleagues to star and co-produce the second and third films in the Evil Dead trilogy, completing twelve years of work on the cult favorite.
This rough-and-tumble background was a plus as Campbell made his foray into television, first starring in the highly touted Fox series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., then as a recurring guest star on the hit show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
With these under his belt, Campbell easily made the transition to director, helming numerous episodes and recurring as the King of Thieves in the #1 syndicated Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and its follow-up phenomenon, Xena: Warrior Princess.
Bruce has since expanded his range on television, appearing in anything from Disney's update of The Love Bug to decidedly dramatic turns on the acclaimed series Homicide: Life on the Street and The X-Files. At the invitation of ABC, Campbell ventured into the world of sitcoms with a recurring role on ABC's Emmy-nominated Ellen, participating in one of the three touted "out" episodes.
But Campbell didn't abandon his film roots. During that time, he had featured roles in the blockbuster Congo, John Carpenter's Escape from LA, and the award-winning independent crime drama Running Time. He followed these up with roles in Paramount's romantic comedy Serving Sara, Jim Carrey's The Majestic, and all three of Sam Raimi's blockbuster Spider-Man movies.
After a return to episodic television in the swashbuckling series Jack of All Trades, Campbell took the title role in MGM's cult sleeper Bubba Ho-Tep. His directorial debut, Man with the Screaming Brain, premiered on the Sci Fi Channel, and Dark Horse Comics published the comic adaptation.
Campbell then directed and starred as himself in My Name Is Bruce, a spoof of his B-movie career, then re-teamed with Disney for their fun-filled hit Sky High.
Campbell has since made the leap into other forms of entertainment, and is enjoying his role as an author with back-to-back New York Times bestsellers: a memoir entitled If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, and his first novel, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way.
In the multimedia industry, Bruce has enjoyed voicing characters for Disney's animated TV series Tarzan and the Warner Brothers feature The Ant Bully. He also portrayed the character of Mayor Shelbourne in the animated hit film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Recently, Campbell voiced the role of Rod "Torque" Redline in Cars 2, the sequel to the smash Disney animated feature, and for the immensely popular game Call of Duty.
In 2013, Bruce co-produced the hit remake of Evil Dead, joined his filmmaking pal Sam Raimi on Oz the Great and Powerful, and completed an impressive seven-year run on spy show Burn Notice, USA's #1 show on cable.
Bruce just completed the first season of the highly anticipated Ash vs. Evil Dead TV series. The series premieres on Starz this Halloween.
Campbell continues to share his acting and filmmaking experiences by lecturing at universities, including Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, and Stanford. He currently resides with his wife, Ida Gearon, in Oregon.

  • Harlan E. SharpeHarlan E. Sharpe
  • Frank SchottelFrank Schottel
    It’s freaking Bruce Cambell. See above
  • Asad KhanAsad Khan
    The king
  • Joe AzathothJoe Azathoth
    Groovy Hail to the king. A must for Bruce Campbell fan.
  • Patrick IbarraPatrick Ibarra
    Hail to the king It’s Bruce Campbell book read it you niddyhammer. It very good reading if you love his movie especially evil dead series. It’s worth you time.
  • margarita.gakismargarita.gakis
    LibraryThing Review I never read biographies, and generally don’t read non fiction, but for Bruce Campbell [star of the Evil Dead trilogy] I’d do both! Funny, funny book. Entertaining, interesting and just plain good!
  • WednesdayWednesday
    LibraryThing Review Great read, mine’s autographed ” Hey wednesday, thanks for the read! – Bruce Campbell” and he said I had cool hair! SQEE! Totally nice in person and a great guy, if your ever in Austin check out Alamo Drafthouse when he does his Evil Dead Marathons and Q&A too much fun!
  • ejp1082ejp1082
    LibraryThing Review I was first introduced to “Army of Darkness” by my college roommates, and I’ve been a fan of Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, & co. ever since. “If Chins Could Kill” primarily offers a look at the making of
  • smurfwrecksmurfwreck
    LibraryThing Review I loved this short but sweet memoir of what it’s like to be a B-Movie actor, especially one with a bit of a cult following. It was interesting to get more of the background between Bruce and the Raimi clan, stuff that wasn’t previously on DVD commentaries and such.
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