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Peter Lorre - Face Maker: Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe (Electronic book text)
Peter Lorre - Face Maker: Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe (Electronic book text): Sarah Thomas
Peter Lorre - Face Maker: Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe (Electronic book text): Sarah Thomas

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Peter Lorre - Face Maker: Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe (Electronic book text)

Sarah Thomas

Series: Film Europa

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Peter Lorre described himself as merely a OCyface makerOCO. His own negative attitude also characterizes traditional perspectives which position Lorre as a tragic figure within film history: the promising European artist reduced to a Hollywood gimmick, unable to escape the murderous image of his role in Fritz LangOCOs M. This book shows that the life of Peter Lorre cannot be reduced to a series of simplistic oppositions. It reveals that, despite the limitations of his macabre star image, LorreOCOs screen performances were highly ambitious, and the terms of his employment were rarely restrictive. LorreOCOs career was a complex negotiation between transnational identity, Hollywood filmmaking practices, the ownership of star images and the mechanics of screen performance."

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Imprint: Berghahn Books
Country of origin: United States
Series: Film Europa
Release date: February 2012
Authors: Sarah Thomas
Format: Electronic book text - Windows
Pages: 222
ISBN-13: 978-0-85745-442-3
Barcode: 9780857454423
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Films, cinema > Film theory & criticism
LSN: 0-85745-442-0

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