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Author Harvey, James, 1929-

Title Watching them be : star presence on the screen from Garbo to Balthazar / James Harvey.

Published New York Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.4302 Har    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xiii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-363) and index.
Contents Icons. Garbo ; Dietrich and Sternberg ; Bergman and Selznick ; Wayne and Ford ; Davis and Wyler ; Charles Laughton -- Realists. Robert De Niro ; Altman's Nashville ; Jackie Brown and others ; Godard's closeups -- Transcenders. Bergman and Rossellini ;Dreyer's heroines ; Balthazar.
Summary Demystifying the "star presence" in cinema, this provocative look at how aura is communicated in movies throughout history celebrates the actors and directors who have particularly conveyed a feeling of transcendence including Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Robert De Niro and Roberto Rossellini.
Subject Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Standard Number YBP11149848
ISBN 9780571211975 (hbk.)
0571211976 (hbk.)