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The Resource Acting, edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson

Acting, edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson

Label
Acting
Title
Acting
Statement of responsibility
edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Screen performances entertain and delight us but we rarely stop to consider actors' reliance on their craft to create memorable characters. Although film acting may appear effortless, a host of techniques, artistic conventions, and social factors shape the construction of each role. The chapters in Acting provide a fascinating, in-depth look at the history of film acting, from its inception in 1895 when spectators thrilled at the sight of vaudeville performers, Wild West stars, and athletes captured in motion, to the present when audiences marvel at the seamless blend of human actors with CGI. Experts in the field take readers behind the silver screen to learn about the craft of film acting in six eras: the silent screen (1895-1928), classical Hollywood (1928-1946), postwar Hollywood (1947-1967), the auteur renaissance (1968-1980), the New Hollywood (1981-1999), and the modern entertainment marketplace (2000-present). The contributors pay special attention to definitive performances by notable film stars, including Lillian Gish, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Beulah Bondi, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Nicholas Cage, Denzel Washington, and Andy Serkis. In six original essays, the contributors to this volume illuminate the dynamic role of acting in the creation and evolving practices of the American film industry. Acting is a volume in the Behind the Silver Screen series--other titles in the series include Animation; Art Direction and Production Design; Cinematography; Costume, Makeup, and Hair; Directing; Editing and Special/Visual Effects; Producing; Screenwriting; and Sound
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.4302/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A26
LC item number
A26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Springer, Claudia
  • Levinson, Julie R.
Series statement
Behind the silver screen
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture acting
  • Motion picture acting
Label
Acting, edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Claudia Springer -- The silent screen, 1895-1927 / Victoria Duckett -- Classical Hollywood, 1928-1946 / Arthur Nolletti Jr -- Postwar Hollywood, 1947-1967 / David Sterritt -- The auteur renaissance, 1968-1980 / Julie Levinson -- The new Hollywood, 1981-1999 / Donna Peberdy -- The modern entertainment marketplace, 2000-present / Cynthia Baron
Control code
ocn893709673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780813564326
Lccn
2014041362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893709673
Label
Acting, edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Claudia Springer -- The silent screen, 1895-1927 / Victoria Duckett -- Classical Hollywood, 1928-1946 / Arthur Nolletti Jr -- Postwar Hollywood, 1947-1967 / David Sterritt -- The auteur renaissance, 1968-1980 / Julie Levinson -- The new Hollywood, 1981-1999 / Donna Peberdy -- The modern entertainment marketplace, 2000-present / Cynthia Baron
Control code
ocn893709673
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780813564326
Lccn
2014041362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893709673

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