Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr

von: Street Sarah Street

Fr. 28.98

Verlag: Bloomsbury Usa
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 28.04.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781844576777
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 150

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This illuminating study provides a comprehensive reassessment of Deborah Kerr's career, highlighting lesser-known aspects of her star persona. Sarah Street traces the specific qualities of Kerr's screen performances, paying close attention to facial expression, gesture, voice and costume. Covering many iconic films, including The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember, The Innocents and Bonjour Tristesse, this book follows Kerr’s journey from her foundational image as an 'English rose' to her performances of challenging roles in which she was cast 'against type'. Illustrated with images from Kerr’s films, this unique case study contributes to the critical understanding of film stars and screen performance.

An ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film and television studies, this fascinating guide will also appeal to film lovers and anyone interested in Kerr's complex career.
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- The Rise to Stardom.- The Height of Deborah Kerr's Career.- Deborah Kerr's Later Years.- The Stardom and Significance of Deborah Kerr.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Filmography.- Index.
Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol, UK. Her numerous publications include European Cinema, Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema, co-authored with Tim Bergfelder and Sue Harris, and Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation, 1900-55. She has been working in recent years on the introduction of colour to British cinema, with a particular interest in British Technicolor.
Illustrated with film stills throughoutOffers comprehensive coverage of Deborah Kerr's major filmsTakes a chronological approach while identifying and assessing recurrent themes across Kerr's careerProvides insights into Kerr's performance skills and styleExplores the cinematographic fascination with Kerr's facePlaces emphasis on voice as an important element of Kerr's personaIncludes new research on costume and fashion in Kerr's filmsExamines the extent to which Kerr maintained a core persona in spite of the very different industrial contexts within which she workedConsiders Kerr's cultural significance and reputation and challenges accepted notions of Kerr's persona

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