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The Cast

The SHORT! Guide to Producing : The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films

Routledge, 2018

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... The Cast T he Producer’s Role in Casting O f all the many roles that the director must play in a production, none is more important than helping actors deliver a compelling performance on-screen. An effective actor/director...

Introduction

Dave Kost

Dave Kost is a prolific filmmaker and accomplished educator. He has written, directed, and acted in numerous award-winning short films. He is a professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he has teaches filmmaking, directing, and acting, and created educational materials used around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

Routledge, 2017

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... The introduction to the first Book of Sides focused on using that book in scenework with the particular aim of utilizing the short length of the scenes to focus more narrowly on one par- ticular aspect of performance at a time. From...

Virtuosity and “the Virtuoso”

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Writing in 1976 about the proxemics of advertising, especially about the signaling role of the body in its many constructed poses in advertising photography, Erving Goffman meditates on sign-giving in general:Christopher Reeve in Deathtrap...

A Brief History of the Virtuosic Moment

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Writing about the hand in culture, Frank Wilson reflects on prodigy: “Musical skill provides the clearest example and the cleanest proof of the existence of a whole class of self-defined, personally distinctive motor skills with an extended...

Charisma as Commodity

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In his helpful book about Britain in the 1930s (a territory with little frivolity), Robert Pearce gives a clear illustration of the power of Hollywood films to influence behavior, well outside the United States, hinting at a certain...

The First Round—What You Need and Where You Need It

Hester Schell

Hester Schell is a recovering academic, award-winning director, master acting teacher and author. Hester has been either in front of the camera or part of a crew, on stage or directing for over 45 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Casting Revealed : A Guide for Film Directors

Focal Press, 2017

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... Need and Where You Need It literary and a fi lm “A writer’s contribu tion is f ot literary. When yo u take that stuff of is n people who are goin g the page and cast th e ng a to fi t into those role s, that’s what bei director is.”...

Heimlichkeit

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I have noted that actors in a production tend to make their characters behave as though they are familiars to one another, citizens of a shared world. Another aspect of this dramatic coherence, at the deepest level, is a thoroughgoing...

Negative Virtuosity

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...An attractive performance carrying immaculate pedigree can be overdone and only negatively virtuosic, audiences being afforded opportunity to see behavior as a performance (a fakery that is an intrinsic, while unscripted, part of a greater...

Showing Off

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...From an audience’s point of view, virtuosic moments can seem excessive: “too loud,” “too strained,” “hammy,” “over the top,” “out of tune,” specifically in a performer’s being perceived as working harder than should properly (naturally...

Scenes

Dave Kost

Dave Kost is a prolific filmmaker and accomplished educator. He has written, directed, and acted in numerous award-winning short films. He is a professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where he has teaches filmmaking, directing, and acting, and created educational materials used around the world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

Routledge, 2017

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... Bailey and Cletus sit side-by-side, both looking confused. BAILEY Something weird’s going on here. Cletus nods slowly in agreement. BAILEY Like things don’t seem real. CLETUS Like being in a movie or something. BAILEY Or even weirder...