Crafting film performances: Acting in the Hollywood studio era

  title={Crafting film performances: Acting in the Hollywood studio era},
  author={Peter Kramer and Alan Lovell},

Stage Actors and Modern Acting Methods Move to Hollywood in the 1930s

In this article, the author considers factors in commercial 1930s American theatre and film which led to the unusual circumstance of many stage-trained actors employing ostensibly theatrical acting

The allure of celebrities: unpacking their polysemic consumer appeal

Purpose This paper aims to explain a celebrity’s deep resonance with consumers by unpacking the individual constituents of a celebrity’s polysemic appeal. While celebrities are traditionally

Listen and React: Acting Spaces in CinemaScope of the 1950s

  • S. Roggen
  • Art
    Quarterly Review of Film and Video
  • 2018
The introduction of the anamorphic widescreen process CinemaScope by 20th Century-Fox in 1953 aptly illustrates how the style of Classical Hollywood cinema was the result of particular production

The George Arliss Star Company at Warners, 1929–1933

At Warners in the late 1920s and early 1930s, a production unit was formed around the English star of stage and screen, George Arliss. Members of his previous stage productions were assembled

Warners’ Prestige Drama Queen: Bette Davis, 1937–1939

This chapter describes how Bette Davis matured as a screen performer, utilizing lessons learned when working with George Arliss, Ruth Chatterton and Leslie Howard (as outlined in Chaps. 5, 6 and 7).

Film Acting and Performance Capture: The Index in Crisis

Since 2002, every time Academy Award nominating season rolls around, it is guaranteed that journalists will once again raise the question, “When Will a Motion Capture Actor Win an Oscar?” as Hugh

Stanislavsky’s Terms for Script Analysis: Vocabulary for Analyzing Screen Performances

Alongside the field's increasing inter- est in research that uses "primary materials other than films themselves" (Smoodin 2) to investigate factors related to audience recep- tion, regulatory