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The End or “End” of Virtuosic Performance

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...There are several ways in which one can speak of an “end” of virtuosity. Who is it for, for example? To whom is it addressed? And for what purpose? The virtuosic moment having inherent excitement and grandeur, it will gain esteem for those...

(In)credible Belief

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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 Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie (1982), Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a too-outspoken actor who cannot get work until he disguises himself as a woman. As “Dorothy Michaels” he lands a character part on a popular soap opera and soon becomes...

Actors’ Vocabulary

Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven has had a distinguished and varied career in film, theatre, and television on both east and west coasts. From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and has also taught at UCLA and New York University. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a former Vice President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, was one of the Founders of NY Women in Film and TV, and has directed and produced plays and television in New York and LA. In 1981, DeKoven created Our Workshop East, a development gym for actors, writers, and directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Direction : A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Routledge, 2019

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... Actors’ Vocabulary As children we learn to speak and read, and as we grow we develop a language with which to communicate with one another and share our ideas and thoughts verbally and in various forms of writing. By the time we reach...

The Spectacle of Things Falling Apart

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...On stage the virtuosic “cadenza” is vulnerable to collapse for notable physical reasons. The presence of actors in the same physical domain as their audience, notwithstanding that the fiction of a divided space is typically maintained...

Collapse

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...Since it occurs in a real world the virtuosic turn is subject to collapse through a sort of eruption in which the unperformed physical self seeps uncontrollably through the envelope of the characterization, this with ultimately destructive...

Film and Theatre: Similarities and Differences

Lenore DeKoven

Lenore DeKoven has had a distinguished and varied career in film, theatre, and television on both east and west coasts. From 1988 to 2008, she taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and has also taught at UCLA and New York University. She is a member of the Directors Guild of America, a former Vice President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, was one of the Founders of NY Women in Film and TV, and has directed and produced plays and television in New York and LA. In 1981, DeKoven created Our Workshop East, a development gym for actors, writers, and directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Direction : A Practical Approach to Directing Actors in Film and Theatre

Routledge, 2019

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... Film and Theatre: Similarities and Differences The general misconception held by most laypeople and some professionals seems to be that there must be a difference between the crafts of directing and acting in theatre and those in film...

Director/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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...Rouben Mamoulian’s The Mark of Zorro (1940) contains a bizarre little scene:Basil Rathbone (l.) and J. Edward Bromberg in The Mark of Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian, Twentieth Century Fox, 1940). Digital frame enlargement.Don Luis Quintero (J...

Discounts

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...Here is philosopher of art Denis Dutton on the special skill required for, and displayed in, virtuosic performance:Jean-Louis Barrault in Les enfants du paradis [Children of Paradise] (Marcel Carné, Pathé, 1945). Digital frame...

The Eternal Return

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...Every takeoff must have a landing. What goes up must come down.Robin Williams in Hook (Steven Spielberg, Amblin/TriStar, 1991). Digital frame enlargement.The problem in finishing off a virtuosic moment—without a finish...

Virtuosity Pianissimo Virtuosity Forte

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 Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), 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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...It is one thing to say that virtuosity might fully escape notice. But that it might require special, even delicate, attention because it is constructed to be very quiet, is something else. “Pianissimo virtuosity” involves gestures of great...