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  1. Eloquent Gestures : the Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films


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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Selbständige Veröffentlichungen>>
    UrheberPearson, Roberta E.
    Verleger University of California Press <Berkeley, Calif.>
    Veröffentlichungsdatum1992
    Umfang 184 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Stummfilm; Regisseur
    Freie Schlagworte FW D. W. Griffith
    Beschreibung "Between 1908 and 1913, D. W. Griffith played a key role in the reformulating of film's narrative techniques, thus contributing to the creation of what we now think of as the classical Hollywood cinema. This book is the only extensive treatment of a critical period in the history of film acting: the emergence of the realistic "verisimilar" style in Griffith's biograph films. Roberta Pearson shows how Griffith gradually abandoned the deliberately affected "histrionic" acting style derived from the nineteenth-century stage. No longer did actors mime distress by raising their arms to heaven or clutching their heads - a subtle facial expression, a slight change in posture would convey a character's extreme emotions instead.Pearson makes detailed comparisons of certain Biograph films and brings a freshness to her analysis by closely examining contemporary journalistic writing, acting manuals, and the recollections of actors of the time. Her work is important for anyone interested in early cinema and performance, and it will enliven the study of American cultural history and mass communications." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; The Theatrical Heritage; The Histrionic and Verisimilar Codes in the Biograph Films; Performance Style and the Interaction of Signifying Practices; D. W. Griffith and the Biograph Company; Henry B. Walthall; Trade Press Discourse; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Inszenierung und Regie
    RVK FWAP 44983; AP 51005-AP 51400
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1900 - 1919>>
    SpracheEnglisch