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Title Movie acting, the film reader / edited by Pamela Robertson Wojcik.

Imprint New York ; London : Routledge, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.43028 M869 2004    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description viii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series In focus--Routledge film readers
In focus--Routledge film readers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This title explores one of the most central but often overlooked aspects of cinema: film acting. Combining classic and recent essays, it examines key issues. What constitutes film acting? How is film acting different from stage acting? How has film acting changed over the years?
Contents Part one: Ontology of the film actor: -- Introduction -- Remarks on the actor / Siegfried Kracauer -- Reflections on the ontology of film / Stanley Cavell -- Screen acting and the commutation test / John O. Thompson -- -- Part two: the creation of the film actor: -- Introduction -- The changing status of the actor / Charles Musser -- The histrionic and verisimilar codes in the Biograph films / Roberta Pearson -- Pictorial styles and film acting / Ben Brewster and Lea Jacobs -- Crafting film performances: acting in the Hollywood studio era / Cynthia Baron -- -- Part three: style and technique: -- Introduction -- Lillian Gish in True Heart Susie (1919) / James Naremore -- "A high-class job of carpentry": toward a typography of early sound comedy / Henry Jenkins -- Masculinity in crisis: method acting in Hollywood / Virginia Wright Wexman -- Film acting and independent cinema / Andrew Higson -- -- Part four: character and type: -- Introduction -- Typecasting / Pamela Robertson Wojcik -- The 1950s: black stars / Donald Bogle -- In praise of character actors / Rudolf Arnheim -- The lives of supporting players / David Thomson -- Supporting character: the queer career of Agnes Moorehead / Patricia White.
Subject Motion picture acting.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Motion picture acting. (OCoLC)fst01027093
Motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst01027096
Added Author Wojcik, Pamela Robertson, 1964-
ISBN 0415310245
0415310253 (pbk.)
9780415310253 (pbk.)

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