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ADMIT ONE: My Life in Film By Emmett James
Fizzypop Productions, LLC, February 2010
US $19.95, 216 pages, Hardcover
''Hilarious, honest, touching, and poignant. The stories transported me back to my childhood, seemingly the very place from which I escaped years ago!''
--Phillip Rhys, actor, 24, Nip/Tuck
''Funny and moving, capturing vividly the most important moments of youth. A very personal story to which everyone can relate.''
--Bob Read, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing
First set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, ADMIT ONE, details how Emmett James escaped the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. With wry, self-deprecating humor and observation, the author reflects on, obsesses over, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. Life soon imitates art, and the narrator finds that his true calling is in transiting one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor ––America.
We then follow the narrator on his numerous Hollywood adventures as he struggles to survive, crashes an Academy Awards party, and chases his dream. At every turn, the films that inspired James as a child resurface, and they serve to contextualize his humorous collection of stories. He provides unique insights into the fascinating world of film, and eventually stumbles into acting in the highest-grossing movie of all time, Titanic.
Emmett James spent his childhood in Croydon, South London and finished his schooling in Cambridge, England. Studying acting at Strasberg Actors Studio in London he began working in theater, eventually moving to Los Angeles in the early nineties to pursue his acting career in film. For over a decade he has worked extensively as a professional actor, winning a prestigious ADA as well as appearing in Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Award winning work. In addition to acting, he has produced, taught, and directed film, stage and television productions in Hollywood. From a family of authors including J.B. Priestley, he continues to live and work in Hollywood.
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