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- DescriptionScreen acting is generally considered in terms of the on-screen performance, which is actually the outcome of collaborative work and ever-changing conventions of the group activity that is filmmaking. New techlogies and aesthetic developments, for example, continue to change how actors perform on screen..These elements are explored in this readable, in-depth investigation of the dynamic role of acting in the creation and evolution of Hollywood. Expert contributors take readers from the inception of film acting in 1895, when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers and Wild West stars, through Hollywood's different eras, up to the current tendency to blend human actors with CGI. Special attention is paid throughout to definitive performances by table film stars, including Lillian Gish, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Nicholas Cage, Denzel Washington and Andy Serkis.
- Author BiographyClaudia Springer is Assistant Professor in the English Department of Framingham State University, USA, where she teaches film studies. She is the author of Electronic Eros: Bodies and Desire in the Postindustrial Age and James Dean Transfigured: The Many Faces of Rebel Iconography. Julie Levinson is Professor of Film at Babson College, USA. She is the author of The American Success Myth on Film, and the editor of Alexander Payne: Interviews.
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
- Date of Publication30/08/2015
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleBehind the Silver Screen Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note42 b&w
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Edited byClaudia Springer,Julie Levinson
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