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My Life as Indiana Jones James Bond Superman and Other Action Heroes { Kindle ePUB } ☆ Vic Armstrong


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't It Cool News The man is a legend in the industry A mind blowing must read biography   Moviescom The movie memoir of the year   SciFi Mafia Vic talks to you like he’s your cool uncle or the uncle you wished you had really down to earth but at the same time you can tell he’s got a twinkle in his eye as he’s talking   Geek Six “A hell of a read” –  Film School Rejects  The key to an entertaining autobiography is a combination of good stories to tell and a distinctive life; Armstrong has them both   Library Journal Armstrong has done it all  Empire  A spills’n’thrills ride through a fast forward life in pictures   The TimesArmstrong takes us on the spectacular journey of his life A good read The writing is detailed without getting bogged down and there are many compelling stories tidbits and anecdotes The book keeps a good pace throughout and doesn t feels slow or dull Good pictures without being overwhelming or taking away of substance Beyond the Pale uncle or the The Black Ice Score (Parker, uncle you wished you had really down to earth but at the same time you can tell he’s got a twinkle in his eye as he’s talking   Geek Six “A hell of a read” –  Film School Rejects  The key to an entertaining autobiography is a combination of good stories to tell and a distinctive life; Armstrong has them both   Library Journal Armstrong has done it all  Empire  A spills’n’thrills ride through a fast forward life in pictures   The TimesArmstrong takes The Black Painting us on the spectacular journey of his life A good read The writing is detailed without getting bogged down and there are many compelling stories tidbits and anecdotes The book keeps a good pace throughout and doesn t feels slow or dull Good pictures without being overwhelming or taking away of substance

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That left me wondering who would be brave enough to play him in a movie What a legacy What a life What a book Geeks of Doom Think you don’t know Vic Armstrong Wrong You’ve seen his work in countless films He’s been a stunt double for James Bond Indiana Jones and Superman and he’s directed action scenes for three Bond movies Mission Impossible 3  Thor and the upcoming The Amazing Spider Man to name but a few Counting Harrison Ford Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger among his friends and officially credited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Most Prolific Stuntman Vic’s got a lot of amazing stories to tell and they’re all here in this the movie memoir of the year I ve long been a fan of behind the scenes stuff on films and in the early 80s thanks to The Fall Guy and a Harold Lloyd run on BBC2 I became fascinated with stunt men Most were American but then I started to hear about this bloke called Vic Armstrong who did a lot of work on the Indiana Jones films which I loved and I kept noticing his name on credits a sure sign the action in the film would be good This book is his collection of memories and it makes for fascinating reading Following a cursory early biography each film he worked on is allotted its own chapter most are only a few pages long they get indepth as his career progresses but rather than give us the nuts and bolts of the stuntwork which I would have liked to see of he tells us about everything else this reads almost like you re sitting in the pub with him and he s regaling you with anecdotes In fact the only time he gets into specifics is when he mentions inventing the fan descender a device which allowed for much safer high falls reducing the need and attendant risk for airbags whilst making Green Ice in 1981 but there s not a hint of gloating though he does seem regretful he didn t patent the euipmentAlong the way he speaks uite frankly of the films the crew and the cast but doesn t stint on praise and whilst he clearly enjoys excellent friendships with the likes of Harrison Ford Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise all of whom come across very well he seems to delight in the fact that actors are often really nice people who remember him or his wife kids or horses years later and it s a lovely touch Interspersed with the text are testimonials from the likes of Steven Spielberg George Lucas Ford and Arnie Martin Scorsese Pierce Brosnan and Kenneth Branagh amongst many others all of whom highlight Armstrong s friendly professionalism and simple approach to his craft Spielberg and Lucas who found a true creative ally for the Indy films come across particularly very well with George having given Armstrong his break on directing first unit with a Young Indy episode He s also not afraid to speak his mind some of the disagreements with actors and directors are amusing and his discovery of how shark trainers operate whilst making Never Say Never Again clearly appals him he s a keen horseman his Dad was a farrier for the Olympic team and his concern for the welfare of people and animals is uite clearAs mentioned I d have preferred a little of an indepth biography we don t know why his first marriage collapsed and his son Bruce seems to disappear from the book long before the end and Armstrong is poorly served by his writer at times especially in the early section when it appears Sellers simply transcribed interviews with no attempt made to smooth out the answers so the natural repetition and oh yes I remember this happened moments you would hear are included in all their glory but those niggles aside this is a great read Armstrong comes across well as both a nice bloke and a very professional craftsman and it s great to read about an English stuntman who has done so much to transform an exciting part of the film industry Very much recommended Fishes of the Open Ocean upcoming The Amazing Spider Man to name but a few Counting Harrison Ford Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger among his friends and officially credited in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Most Prolific Stuntman Vic’s got a lot of amazing stories to tell and they’re all here in this the movie memoir of the year I ve long been a fan of behind the scenes stuff on films and in the early 80s thanks to The Fall Guy and a Harold Lloyd run on BBC2 I became fascinated with stunt men Most were American but then I started to hear about this bloke called Vic Armstrong who did a lot of work on the Indiana Jones films which I loved and I kept noticing his name on credits a sure sign the action in the film would be good This book is his collection of memories and it makes for fascinating reading Following a cursory early biography each film he worked on is allotted its own chapter most are only a few pages long they get indepth as his career progresses but rather than give Out of Bounds (Boundaries, us the nuts and bolts of the stuntwork which I would have liked to see of he tells Grass, Sky, Song us about everything else this reads almost like you re sitting in the pub with him and he s regaling you with anecdotes In fact the only time he gets into specifics is when he mentions inventing the fan descender a device which allowed for much safer high falls reducing the need and attendant risk for airbags whilst making Green Ice in 1981 but there s not a hint of gloating though he does seem regretful he didn t patent the euipmentAlong the way he speaks Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos uite frankly of the films the crew and the cast but doesn t stint on praise and whilst he clearly enjoys excellent friendships with the likes of Harrison Ford Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise all of whom come across very well he seems to delight in the fact that actors are often really nice people who remember him or his wife kids or horses years later and it s a lovely touch Interspersed with the text are testimonials from the likes of Steven Spielberg George Lucas Ford and Arnie Martin Scorsese Pierce Brosnan and Kenneth Branagh amongst many others all of whom highlight Armstrong s friendly professionalism and simple approach to his craft Spielberg and Lucas who found a true creative ally for the Indy films come across particularly very well with George having given Armstrong his break on directing first The Illusionists unit with a Young Indy episode He s also not afraid to speak his mind some of the disagreements with actors and directors are amusing and his discovery of how shark trainers operate whilst making Never Say Never Again clearly appals him he s a keen horseman his Dad was a farrier for the Olympic team and his concern for the welfare of people and animals is O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, uite clearAs mentioned I d have preferred a little of an indepth biography we don t know why his first marriage collapsed and his son Bruce seems to disappear from the book long before the end and Armstrong is poorly served by his writer at times especially in the early section when it appears Sellers simply transcribed interviews with no attempt made to smooth out the answers so the natural repetition and oh yes I remember this happened moments you would hear are included in all their glory but those niggles aside this is a great read Armstrong comes across well as both a nice bloke and a very professional craftsman and it s great to read about an English stuntman who has done so much to transform an exciting part of the film industry Very much recommended

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No CGI can match what Vic can accomplish  Steven Spielberg Vic is The Man  Pierce BrosnanVic Armstrong is of course a legend  Martin ScorseseThis is the best and most original behind the scenes book I have read in years gripping and revealing Vic Armstrong is modest humorous and wry  altogether brilliant company   Roger Lewis  Daily MailA page turner I couldn't put it down I had a great time reading this book and give it my highest recommendation  Leonard MaltinVic has been this unheralded savior of movie magic for decades and hearing how he makes the incredible credible is a must for any film fan   Hollywoodcom Armstrong's a fascinating guy and a straight shooter His book is fantastic   Ain I don t know what kind of book I expected from a stuntman but this is a mess Armstrong is all over the place the world s greatest stuntman needs the world s greatest proof reader He goes from stressing the importance of work ethic in one sentence to openly bashing directors and executives in the next Some areas of the book are completely irrelevant like when he describes meeting Marlon Brando by explaining how much money he made for his 10 minutes in Superman or when he brags about helping some dickhead steal 3 meters of film from Stanley Kubrick Many of his stories come across as either suspect or downright bullshit A big disappointment


10 thoughts on “My Life as Indiana Jones James Bond Superman and Other Action Heroes

  1. says:

    Biographies are a strange breed of books a genre of which I am still finding my way around This title is pretty explanatory however I still was

  2. says:

    I really wanted to like this one but what a boring badly written disappointment it turned out to be Almost every chapter dealt with movies I love but told stories I just didn't care aboutAbout halfway through I started skipping around to look a

  3. says:

    I don't know what kind of book I expected from a stuntman but this is a mess Armstrong is all over the place the world's greatest stuntman needs the world's greatest proof reader He goes from stressing the importance of work ethic in one sentence to openly bashing directors and executives in the next Some areas of the b

  4. says:

    The World's Greatest Stuntman could have benefited from The World's Greatest Editor This disappointing memoir is too long to

  5. says:

    How can a book about a stuntman be so goddamn boring Blegh

  6. says:

    A good read The writing is detailed without getting bogged down and there are many compelling stories tidbits and anecdotes The book keeps a good pace throughout and doesn't feels slow or dull Good pictures without being overwhelmin

  7. says:

    I’ve long been a fan of behind the scenes stuff on films and in the early 80s thanks to “The Fall Guy” and a Harold Lloyd run on BBC2 I became fascinated with stunt men Most were American but then I starte

  8. says:

    This man has without a doubt had an incredible career He is almost definitely a super nice guy and probably awesome to hang out with He is not however a writer This book was very clearly published on its first draft and fo

  9. says:

    An extraordinary life lived to the full and by no means over Go to the end first and read the looong list of films that Vic Armstrong film stuntman extraordinary has appeared in disguised as one famous actor or anotherThe style is entirely per

  10. says:

    I am enjoying this book so far but I may stop reading it because the language is so badUPDATEOK I give up I'm giving this 2 stars because I w

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