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What Do the Actors Say?

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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... What Do the Actors Say? As I have been saying repeatedly in many different ways, Listen to your actors at all times! Assuming that you have done a good job on the casting process and that you’ve hired good actors, you will find...

Body Genres I: Melodramatic Holocaust Films

Aaron Kerner

Aaron Kerner is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and the Holocaust : New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction This chapter and the two following it are informed by Linda Williams’s concept of the “body genres,” films that provoke a visceral response in the spectator. Williams identifies melodrama, horror, and pornography...

Stardom and the Politics of Representation

Cynthia Baron

Cynthia Baron is Professor of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, USA. She is co-author of Reframing Screen Performance and Appetites and Anxieties, co-editor of More Than a Method and editor of The Projector Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Denzel Washington

British Film Institute, 2015

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...Denzel Washington has been a screen actor since the early 1980s, a romantic leading man since the early 90s, and a bankable star since the early 00s. Known for his acting ability and Academy Awards, Washington has collaborated with other...