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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. The World s Greatest Stuntman could have benefited from The World s Greatest Editor This disappointing memoir is too long too self congratulatory and too full of celebrity name droppingIf you re looking for the inside scoop on how they do all those pre CGI stunts look elsewhere Reiki A Comprehensive Guide 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 জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় 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. The World s Greatest Stuntman could have benefited from The World s Greatest Editor This disappointing memoir is too long too self congratulatory and too full of celebrity name droppingIf you re looking for the inside scoop on how they do all those pre CGI stunts look elsewhere

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My Life as Indiana Jones James Bond Superman and Other Action Heroes

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. 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 for whatever reason never saw the eyes of an editor or proofreader The sheer number of grammatical errors is staggering Vic s stories meander and drag on and change topic and lose the plot and run on much in the same way that this sentence here does He writes exactly like I am sure he talks His thick British accent and working class background oozes through his prose and not in a good way This book has many redeeming ualities Learning how some of the most memorable shots in film history were done behind the scenes hearing anecdotes from the sets of these movies and hearing about the off camera personalities of some of the biggest celebrities are all really big pluses These things all easily would make it a 4 star book if not for the horrid writing It s just so bad and it never gets betterA final critiue the book is way too long It s nearly 400 pages in the edition I read I am used to reading books that are over 1000 pages so it s not like I can t handle it but does a book about funny or interesting tidbits on movie sets need to be this long I think not Could have lost 100 pages and the pacing would have been much better All in all I m not mad I read it and I would recommend certain passages to film history buffs but overall it was a negative experience Flat World Navigation got a lot of amazing stories to tell and they’re all here in this the movie memoir of the year. This man has without a doubt had an incredible career He is almost definitely a super nice A House of My Own Stories from My Life 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 for whatever reason never saw the eyes of an editor or proofreader The sheer number of Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, grammatical errors is staggering Vic s stories meander and drag on and change topic and lose the plot and run on much in the same way that this sentence here does He writes exactly like I am sure he talks His thick British accent and working class background oozes through his prose and not in a El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro good way This book has many redeeming ualities Learning how some of the most memorable shots in film history were done behind the scenes hearing anecdotes from the sets of these movies and hearing about the off camera personalities of some of the biggest celebrities are all really big pluses These things all easily would make it a 4 star book if not for the horrid writing It s just so bad and it never Fragonard Art and Eroticism gets betterA final critiue the book is way too long It s nearly 400 pages in the edition I read I am used to reading books that are over 1000 pages so it s not like I can t handle it but does a book about funny or interesting tidbits on movie sets need to be this long I think not Could have lost 100 pages and the pacing would have been much better All in all I m not mad I read it and I would recommend certain passages to film history buffs but overall it was a negative experience

CHARACTERS My Life as Indiana Jones James Bond Superman and Other Action Heroes

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. 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 wasnt sure what I was letting myself in forThe book is broken down in to short chapters some only a couple of pages long Each chapter represents a part of Vic Armstrong s career and development of the stuntman and coordinator he is today These chapters are usually represented as a film or show that he has had some sort of professional connection to so for example the first film he did high wire work with the first film he used a motorcycle and side car with and so on The book is a fascinating insight in to the world of a film stuntman and he almost always has positive things to say about all those he has worked with or met A rare sentiment in this modern world However the book really can be summed up on one simple statement you could have learnt all of this just as easily as if you met him down the pub over a pint as you would reading his bookEach episode for want of a better description reads like someone in a comfy chair reminiscing about their former adventures This style can either enchant you it does make for easy and enjoyable reading or can infuriate you as it really does not tell you anything beyond a few tales and personal opinions Me I found it refreshing when the world of film and TV seems to be full of egos and reputations you have someone here who has captured the respect of his peers and who s very job means that his success is measured in being mistaken for someone else Flat World Navigation 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 A House of My Own Stories from My Life great time reading this book and Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, 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 El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro guy and a straight shooter His book is fantastic   Ain. Biographies are a strange breed of books a Fragonard Art and Eroticism genre of which I am still finding my way around This title is pretty explanatory however I still wasnt sure what I was letting myself in forThe book is broken down in to short chapters some only a couple of pages long Each chapter represents a part of Vic Armstrong s career and development of the stuntman and coordinator he is today These chapters are usually represented as a film or show that he has had some sort of professional connection to so for example the first film he did high wire work with the first film he used a motorcycle and side car with and so on The book is a fascinating insight in to the world of a film stuntman and he almost always has positive things to say about all those he has worked with or met A rare sentiment in this modern world However the book really can be summed up on one simple statement you could have learnt all of this just as easily as if you met him down the pub over a pint as you would reading his bookEach episode for want of a better description reads like someone in a comfy chair reminiscing about their former adventures This style can either enchant you it does make for easy and enjoyable reading or can infuriate you as it really does not tell you anything beyond a few tales and personal opinions Me I found it refreshing when the world of film and TV seems to be full of egos and reputations you have someone here who has captured the respect of his peers and who s very job means that his success is measured in being mistaken for someone else


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 at chapters that caught my eye I hoped that something might reinvigorate my interest but each one had the same bland rambling anecdotes about a guy he met or a fall he t

  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 book are completely irrelevant like when he describes meeting Marlon Brando by explaining how

  4. says:

    The World's Greatest Stuntman could have benefited from The World's Greatest Editor This disappointing memoir is too long too self congratulatory and too full of celebrity name droppingIf you're looking for the inside scoop on how they do all those pre CGI stunts look elsewhere

  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 overwhelming or taking away of substance

  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 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

  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 for whatever

  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 personal documentary unvarnished not necessarily polished but honest soundingEven b

  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

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