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Why acting matters, David Thomson

Label
Why acting matters
Title
Why acting matters
Statement of responsibility
David Thomson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Does acting matter? David Thomson, one of our most respected and insightful writers on movies and theater, answers this question with intelligence and wit. In this fresh and thought-provoking essay, Thomson tackles this most elusive of subjects, examining the allure of the performing arts for both the artist and the audience member while addressing the paradoxes inherent in acting itself. He reflects on the casting process, on stage versus film acting, and on the cult of celebrity. The art and considerable craft of such gifted artists as Meryl Streep, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, and others are scrupulously appraised here, as are notions of “good” and “bad” acting. Thomson’s exploration is at once a meditation on and a celebration of a unique and much beloved, often misunderstood, and occasionally derided art form. He argues that acting not only “matters” but is essential and inescapable, as well as dangerous, chronic, transformative, and exhilarating, be it on the theatrical stage, on the movie screen, or as part of our everyday lives
Member of
Summary
Examines the allure of acting for both the artist and the audience member while addressing the paradoxes inherent in acting itself
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10411491
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, David
Dewey number
792.02/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2061
LC item number
.T525 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Why X matters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Acting
Target audience
adult
Label
Why acting matters, David Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Towards the end of the day -- Twilight -- A moment later -- That night -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780300195781
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn886493461
  • (OCoLC)886493461
  • 1994257
  • (DLC)BK0015474824
Label
Why acting matters, David Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Towards the end of the day -- Twilight -- A moment later -- That night -- Epilogue
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780300195781
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn886493461
  • (OCoLC)886493461
  • 1994257
  • (DLC)BK0015474824

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