Synopses & Reviews
"Film Performance: From Achievement to Appreciation" looks closely at the art and style of male and female performance in film. Relating performance to other filmic aspects, such as editing and camera movement and how to appreciate closely specific moments and scenes in films. Andrew Klevan provides a broad study of the art and how it has developed while analyzing performance styles from 'The Golden Age of Hollywood' (pre-1960). Stars profiled include Katherine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo. Films studied include "City Lights" (1931), "The Awful Truth" (1937), "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) and "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943).