More Than a Method (Paperback)
Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Television)
Wayne State University Press, 9780814330791, 355pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
Though it is often neglected in cinema scholarship, screen performance is a crucial element in the ideological and emotional impact of films. More Than a Method: Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance features twelve essays that analyze performance in post-1950s film, addressing distinct questions about the working relationships between actors and directors and discussing the interplay between performance and other cinematic techniques. The authors explain the context for performance analysis as they address an international array of film genres, actors, and directors including Alfred Hitchcock and Gus Van Sant, Robert Bresson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Robert Altman, John Cassavetes, John Sayles, Neil Jordan, Tom's Guti rrez Alea, Stanley Kubrick, Jim Carrey, and John Woo.