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The Resource Figures of light : actors and directors illuminate the art of film acting, Carole Zucker

Figures of light : actors and directors illuminate the art of film acting, Carole Zucker

Label
Figures of light : actors and directors illuminate the art of film acting
Title
Figures of light
Title remainder
actors and directors illuminate the art of film acting
Statement of responsibility
Carole Zucker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Richard Dreyfuss, Aidan Quinn, Mary Steenburgen, Christine Lahti, Sydney Pollack, Lawrence Kasdan, John Sayles, and others - an impressive list of intellectual and articulate actors and directors - were interviewed for this book by Carole Zucker. Through these fascinating conversations, Zucker, a respected professor of cinema studies, explores the process by which talented actors and directors mold ideas and scripts into the living, breathing, and unforgettable characters that profoundly move and inspire us
  • Zucker explores the process by which these actors developed the skills needed for success. What drew them to acting? How did they train? What unique experiences did they have while rehearsing and shooting a film? She also asks questions of a broader nature. What emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual resources within themselves do these actors draw upon to enact an interpretation? What makes a great performance? What is the role of the actor in our society?
  • It is a rare and remarkable book that provides a forum for actors to discuss, in their own words, their experiences, their craft, and the creative process that makes and informs a brilliant performance. This book of original interviews is just such a treasure
  • As fascinating as these differences are, a common thread emerges as well. As Zucker illuminates, each actor is steadfastly committed to reaching the "truth" of a character. "You're very translucent when you're on film," says Lindsay Crouse, "You are a figure of light; your soul comes through. You can tell, easily, when someone is really doing it or not." This book beautifully goes to the very heart of what makes acting so powerful and engaging. It celebrates the passion and intelligence, dedication and brilliance that fill and, ultimately, transcend the limits of the screen
  • This exceptional collection of honest and open discussions reveals a rich variety of backgrounds and training, and an even greater range of approaches to the craft of acting. In preparing for a role, some actors feel, as Lindsay Crouse, that "Most of what is required is inside me." Others rely on extensive research, the construction of elaborate character sketches, or, like Richard Dreyfuss, a deceptively simple, instinctual "mental image."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zucker, Carole
Dewey number
791.43/028
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A26
LC item number
Z83 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture acting
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Schauspielkunst
  • Film
  • Filmschauspieler
  • Interview
  • Filmregisseur
Label
Figures of light : actors and directors illuminate the art of film acting, Carole Zucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 357-369
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lindsay Crouse. -- Tommy Lee Jones. -- Christine Lahti. -- Richard Dreyfuss. -- John Lithgow. -- Aidan Quinn. -- Lee Grant. -- Diane Ladd. -- Eli Wallach. -- Joe Mantegna. -- Eric Roberts. -- Brad Dourif. -- Mary Steenburgen. -- Sydney Pollack. -- Henry Jaglom. -- Bob Rafelson. -- Karel Reisz. -- Lawrence Kasdan. -- Bill Duke. -- Ulu Grosbard. -- John Sayles
Control code
32050896
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780306449499
Lccn
95002514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1654229
Label
Figures of light : actors and directors illuminate the art of film acting, Carole Zucker
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 357-369
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lindsay Crouse. -- Tommy Lee Jones. -- Christine Lahti. -- Richard Dreyfuss. -- John Lithgow. -- Aidan Quinn. -- Lee Grant. -- Diane Ladd. -- Eli Wallach. -- Joe Mantegna. -- Eric Roberts. -- Brad Dourif. -- Mary Steenburgen. -- Sydney Pollack. -- Henry Jaglom. -- Bob Rafelson. -- Karel Reisz. -- Lawrence Kasdan. -- Bill Duke. -- Ulu Grosbard. -- John Sayles
Control code
32050896
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780306449499
Lccn
95002514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1654229

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