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Reframing screen performance

Author: Cynthia Baron; Sharon Marie Carnicke
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2008.
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A study of film acting that challenges the belief that great cinematic performances are created in the editing room. Surveying the changing attitudes and practices of film acting, it argues that  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baron, Cynthia, 1954-
Reframing screen performance.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008
(OCoLC)608299031
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Baron; Sharon Marie Carnicke
ISBN: 9780472070251 0472070258 9780472050253 0472050257
OCLC Number: 162126880
Description: 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART I: Cinema's varied use of gestures and expressions. Crafting, not capturing "natural" behavior on film --
Giving performance elements their due --
Thinking systematically about acting. PART II: Performance elements, cinematic conventions, and cultural traditions. Ostensive signs and performance montage --
Case study: Chaplin in city lights --
Acting choices and changing cinematic conventions --
Case studies: adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet --
Acting styles and cultural-aesthetic traditions --
Case studies: seven Samurai and the magnificent seven. PART III: Terms and concepts from the craft of acting --
Delsarte and the dynamics of human expression --
Case study: smoke --
Laban: temporal and spatial dimensions of movement --
Case study: training day --
Stanislavsky: players' actions as a window into characters' interactions --
Case study: The Grifters.
Responsibility: Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke.
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