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Diane Keaton: Artist and Icon
     

Diane Keaton: Artist and Icon

by Deborah C. Mitchell
 

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In the past 30 years, Diane Keaton has been an actress, a director and a photographer. This work begins with her early years in California, but the primary focus is on her film career from the 1970s through the present. The author examines Keaton’s image as star and public figure, drawing on information from interviews (including personal conversations with

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In the past 30 years, Diane Keaton has been an actress, a director and a photographer. This work begins with her early years in California, but the primary focus is on her film career from the 1970s through the present. The author examines Keaton’s image as star and public figure, drawing on information from interviews (including personal conversations with Keaton), feature pieces, press releases, books, photographs, posters, films, and reviews of films. Each chapter provides an overview of the significant events and influences in Keaton’s life during a particular period, along with a thematic and stylistic analysis of that period’s feature films, television movies, and photography. The film analyses include an examination of themes and technical elements such as cinematography, mise-en-scène, movement, editing, sound, acting, costumes, set, and narrative structures.

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Mitchell (Westminster College) takes a close look at Diane Keaton's image as a star and public figure. Beginning with Keaton's early years in California, she draws on interviews, conversations with the actress, feature pieces, press releases, books, photographs, posters, films, and film reviews to provide an overview of the significant events and influences in her life, with a focus on her film career from the 1970s to the present. She also provides a thematic and stylistic analysis of that period's television movies, photography, and films, exploring such angles as cinematography, mise-en sc<`e>ne, movement, editing, sound, acting, costume, set, and narrative structures. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493104
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/26/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
999,431
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Deborah C. Mitchell is a professor of English and Film Studies at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. She lives in Poland, Ohio.

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