This two-volume set presents detailed interpretations of singular
performances by several of the most compelling actors in cinema
history, asking in many different and complementary ways what makes
performance meaningful, how it reflects a director's style, as well
as how it contributes to the development of national cinemas and
cultures. Whether noting the precise ways actors shape film
narrative, achieve emotional effect, or move toward political
subversion, the essays in these books innovate new approaches to
studying screen performance as an art form and cultural force. This
second volume focuses on international cinema, and includes case
studies of key performances from actors like Ingrid Bergman, Gael
Garcia Bernal, Nikolai Cherkassov, Alec Guinness, Setsuko Hara,
Isabelle Huppert, Peter Lorre, Madhubala, Anna Magnani, Toshir
Mifune, and Choi Min Sik, amongst many others. Contributors: Ulka
Anjaria (Brandeis University), Janet Bergstrom (UCLA), Hye Seung
Chung (Colorado State University), Corey K. Creekmur (University of
Iowa), Adrian Danks (RMIT University, Melbourne), Nick Davis
(Northwestern University), David Desser (University of Illinois),
David Scott Diffrient (Colorado State University), Victoria Duckett
(Deakin University, Melbourne), Jason Jacobs (University of
Queensland), Alexia Kannas (RMIT University, Melbourne), Marcia
Landy (University of Pittsburgh), Gina Marchetti (Independent
Scholar), Douglas McFarland (Flagler College, Saint Augustine),
Adrienne L. McLean (University of Texas at Dallas), Jerry Mosher
(California State University, Long Beach), Karla Oeler (Stanford
University), R. Barton Palmer (Clemson University), Homer B. Pettey
(University of Arizona), Murray Pomerance (Ryerson University),
Sergio Rigoletto (University of Oregon), Kyle Stevens (Appalachian
State University), Aaron Taylor (University of Lethbridge), Alison
Taylor (Bond University, Queensland), Dolores Tierney (University
of Sussex), Noah Tsika (Queens College, City University of New
York), Timotheus Vermeulen (University of Oslo)
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