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Screen Acting - Peter Kramer

Screen Acting

By: Peter Kramer (Editor), Alan Lovell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th September 1999
ISBN: 9780415182942
Number Of Pages: 200

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Exploring the relationship between script and performance, and drawing out the individual elements of performance, such as the awareness of the frame, and the use of voice and physique to embody a character, "Screen Acting" reveals the centrality of the actor's performance to a film's impact and offers new directions for the study of performance on film. The book also discusses the acting styles of different stars, including Bette Davis, James Mason, Susan Sarandon and Morgan Freeman.
Contributors include: Cynthia Baron, Sharon Marie Carnicke, Susan Knobloch, Paul McDonald, David Mayer, Roberta E. Pearson, Gianluca Sergi, Martin Shingler, and Carole Zucker.

Figuresp. vii
Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Acting in silent film: Which legacy of the theatre?p. 10
Crafting film performances: Acting in the Hollywood studio erap. 31
Bette Davis: Malevolence in motionp. 46
A star performs: Mr March, Mr Mason and Mr Mainep. 59
Lee Strasberg's paradox of the actorp. 75
Susan Sarandon: In praise of older womenp. 88
Helen Shaver: Resistance through artistryp. 106
Actors and the sound gangp. 126
Secrets and Lies: Acting for Mike Leighp. 138
An interview with Ian Richardson: Making friends with the camerap. 152
Bibliographical notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 180
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ISBN: 9780415182942
ISBN-10: 0415182948
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 9th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.55  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1