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Series: Behind the Silver Screen
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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.
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