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ISBN:
0520073657
Author:
Roberta Pearson
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Performing Arts
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English
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University of California Press (November 2, 1992)
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Eloquent Gestures: The T. .has been added to your Cart. This is the single best work centering on performance in film that I have read. ―Thomas Gunning, author of D. W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film.

Eloquent Gestures: The T. Pearson writes beautifully, clearly, and entertainingly (with a touch of sardonic sarcasm here and there). -Thomas Gunning, author of "D.

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This book is the only extensive treatment of a critical period in the history of film acting: the emergence of the realistic "verisimilar" style in Griffith's biograph films. Roberta Pearson shows how Griffith gradually abandoned the deliberately affected "histrionic" acting style derived from the nineteenth-century stage. No longer did actors mime distress by raising their arms to heaven or clutching their heads-a subtle facial expression, a slight change in posture would convey a character's extreme emotions instead.

Pearson Eloquent Gestures. Uploaded by Zane Kreicberga. Download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. This book examines acting styles in the American cinema between 1908 and 1913, years that film historians have come to designate as part of the transitional period, that is, the period between the "early" or "primitive" cinema (1894-1907) and the standardization of representational practices in 1917.

The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films.

Eloquent Gestures : The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films. by Roberta E. Pearson. Between 1908 and 1913, D. Griffith played a key role in the reformulating of film's narrative techniques, thus contributing to the creation of what we now think of as the classical Hollywood cinema. This book is the only extensive treatment of a critical period in the history of film acting: the emergence of the realistic "verisimilar" style in Griffith's biograph films.

Pearson, Roberta E. Note: Berkeley: University of California Press, c1992. Subject: Silent films - United States - History and criticism. Subject: Motion picture acting.

3 The Histrionic and Verisimilar Codes in the Biograph Films (page 38). Read. 4 Performance Style and the Interaction of Signifying Practices (page 52). Griffith and the Biograph Company (page 75). 6 Henry B. Walthall (page 99).

by roberta pearson by roberta pearson. Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films more.

Reaching into the sheet-iron cage that covered a moving-picture machine with which he was giving an exhibition, John Riker seized a bare electric wire instead of the switch more. Reaching into the sheet-iron cage that covered a moving-picture machine with which he was giving an exhibition, John Riker seized a bare electric wire instead of the switch. Publication Date: Jan 1, 2005.

Preferred Citation: Pearson, Roberta E. Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films. Berkeley: University of California Press, c. org/ark:/13030/ft5t1nb3jp/ ix. AcknowledgmentsMany people have offered various kinds of assistance in the process of a project that has gone from dissertation proposal to book. Perhaps pride of place should go to William Simon, who emerged from his office one day saying, "Why don't you write a dissertation on silent film acting?"

Between 1908 and 1913, D. W. Griffith played a key role in the reformulating of film's narrative techniques, thus contributing to the creation of what we now think of as the classical Hollywood cinema. This book is the only extensive treatment of a critical period in the history of film acting: the emergence of the realistic "verisimilar" style in Griffith's biograph films. Roberta Pearson shows how Griffith gradually abandoned the deliberately affected "histrionic" acting style derived from the nineteenth-century stage. No longer did actors mime distress by raising their arms to heaven or clutching their heads—a subtle facial expression, a slight change in posture would convey a character's extreme emotions instead.Pearson makes detailed comparisons of certain Biograph films and brings a freshness to her analysis by closely examining contemporary journalistic writing, acting manuals, and the recollections of actors of the time. Her work is important for anyone interested in early cinema and performance, and it will enliven the study of American cultural history and mass communications.