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
N$T
Dewey number
791.4302/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A26
LC item number
A26 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Behind the silver screen
Series volume
1
Label
Acting, edited by Claudia Springer and Julie Levinson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn914255807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813572673
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19kwh98
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34909382
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914255807
  • jstor0813564344

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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