The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star / Edition 1

The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star / Edition 1

by Karen Hollinger, Hollinger Hollinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415977924

ISBN-13: 9780415977920

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. Divided into two sections, The Actress first examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. Combining theories of screen acting and of film stardom, The Actress

Overview

The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. Divided into two sections, The Actress first examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. Combining theories of screen acting and of film stardom, The Actress presents a synthesis of methodologies and offers the student and scholar a new approach to these two subjects of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415977920
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Preface     ix
The Author     xi
Acting, Stardom, and the Hollywood Actress     1
The Hollywood Star-Actress and Studies of Acting     3
The Hollywood Star-Actress and Studies of Stardom     27
Star Acting and the Hollywood Star-Actress     47
Case Studies of Contemporary Star-Actresses     69
"Magic Meryl": Meryl Streep     71
Susan the Siren: Susan Sarandon     101
"A Perfect Acting Machine": Jodie Foster     141
Angela the Icon: Angela Bassett     165
The First Lady of Miramax: Gwyneth Paltrow     191
Conclusion     223
Bibliography     239
Index     245

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