In 1989, Michael Caine did a televised master class called “Acting In Film.” I bought the show when it came out on VHS, loved it, and have watched it several times since. Brilliant stuff.

Caine gives a handful of students tips on the art of acting for movies, as opposed to the stage, using some of his roles as examples. He shows how to sit in a chair like the drunk professor he played in “Educating Rita,” how to play creepy as he did as the murderous husband in “Deathtrap,” how to time your speech while walking so you hit your mark perfectly, and how much of a difference it makes whether your character is blinking or not blinking.

The video is a must-see for anyone who’s ever considered working on the big screen, or for anyone (like me) who’s a fan of movies and the process involved in making them.