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Sir Michael Caine who will release his second autobiography, The Elephant to Hollywood, says his next book project will be fiction. Why, you may ask? He tells the UK site for book lovers, LoveReading….
…his next book will be a work of fiction because he’s “sick” of lawyers telling him what he can and can’t write about in his memoirs. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine, he said: “I love writing so much that once I’m finished with Batman, I’m going to write fiction. “When I was writing my first book, I talked with Kirk Douglas, who had written one of his own. “I told him that the lawyers were always saying, ‘You can’t say that or you’ll get sued’. He said to me, ‘Write fiction, Michael. You can tell the truth.’ Isn’t that a great line?
In The Elephant to Hollywood Caine offers an insider’s view of Hollywood and recalls the films, the legendary stars and off-screen moments of a glittering five-decade career. We wonder what he couldn’t say in the book….All the more reason to attend the Michael Caine event at Live Talks on Oct 28.
An excerpt from Tea with the Financial Times: Michael Caine.
Michael Caine says he felt his career was winding down, he was “getting increasingly involved with his restaurant businesses and enjoying the easy life in his new apartment in Miami’s South Beach. And then, wouldn’t you know it, Jack Nicholson called. “He was the catalyst,” says Caine. “I had got to that stage in life when you wouldn’t even send me a good script. I had done a couple of duff ones. And then Jack was doing a movie with Bob Rafelson in Miami, and asked me to come. He said, ‘Get off your ass and just do it.’ And that changed everything. Jack is the nicest and kindest person, it was such a joy working with him.”
The resulting film – the noir thriller Blood and Wine – didn’t change the landscape of motion pictures, but Caine’s appetite was refreshed, his career revivified. Along came Little Voice, The Cider House Rules, The Quiet American, Baftas, Golden Globes and an Oscar. He says one of the aims in writing the book is to inspire readers of a certain age. “As they get older, people think, ‘It’s over.’ But it isn’t. It doesn’t have to be.”
Michael Caine is interviewed live by Sharon Waxman of The Wrap.com on October 28 at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
Sir Michael Caine will be at Live Talks on Oct 28 at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School, downtown Los Angeles. He will be discussing his new memoir, The Elephant to Hollywood. The Telegraph in the UK has a nice interview with Caine on his upcoming book. Here’s an excerpt that explains the title of the book:
“The title of his new autobiography is The Elephant to Hollywood, the elephant being The Elephant and Castle in south London, which was pretty much a slum when Maurice Micklewhite, as he then was, grew up there. If success is measured by how far you travel in a lifetime, physically and metaphorically, then his journey from Maurice to Michael, from the Elephant to Hollywood, makes him one of the most successful actors in history.”