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The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star

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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. Part two examines five case studies: Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Jodie Foster, Angela Bassett, and Gwyneth Paltrow, each of whose careers exemplifies key issues in the creation of film stardom, the function of acting style, and the creation...
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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. Part two examines five case studies: Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Jodie Foster, Angela Bassett, and Gwyneth Paltrow, each of whose careers exemplifies key issues in the creation of film stardom, the function of acting style, and the creation of celebrity. Throughout the book, author Karen Hollinger emphasizes the craft of acting, a dimension of the subject often given less attention than other elements in the study of female stardom. 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.

About the Author:
Karen Hollinger is a Professor of Film and Literature at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415977913
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Hollinger is Professor of English in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress 1
Ch. 1 The Hollywood star-actress and studies of acting 3
Ch. 2 The Hollywood star-actress and studies of stardom 27
Ch. 3 Star acting and the Hollywood star-actress 47
Pt. II Case studies of contemporary star-actresses 69
Ch. 4 "Magic Meryl" : Meryl Streep 71
Ch. 5 Susan the siren : Susan Sarandon 101
Ch. 6 "A perfect acting machine" : Jodie Foster 141
Ch. 7 Angela the icon : Angela Bassett 165
Ch. 8 The first lady of Miramax : Gwyneth Paltrow 191
Ch. 9 Conclusion 223
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