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Blockbuster Performances : How Actors Contribute to Cinema's Biggest Hits.

By: Smith-Rowsey, Daniel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in Screen Industries and Performance Ser: Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (219 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137518798.Subject(s): Motion picture acting | Motion picture actors and actresses-United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Blockbuster Performances : How Actors Contribute to Cinema's Biggest HitsDDC classification: 791.43028 LOC classification: HM621-HM656Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Acknowledgments -- Praise for Blockbuster Performances -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Chapter 1: Why Do Critics and Scholars Dismiss Blockbuster Performances? -- References -- Chapter 2: Historical Epic Blockbusters: Are You Not Entertained ... By Actors? -- Titanic (1997) -- Gladiator (2000) -- References -- Chapter 3: Magic-Fantasy Blockbusters: One Whimsy to Rule Them All -- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) -- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) -- References -- Chapter 4: Superhero Blockbusters: Actors Ahead of the Curve -- The Dark Knight (2008) -- Iron Man (2008) -- References -- Chapter 5: Crime Action Blockbusters: Performing Shaken, Not Stirred -- Die Hard (1988) -- Skyfall (2012) -- Furious7 (2015) -- References -- Chapter 6: Male-Led Science Fiction Blockbusters: Performing "Faster, More Intense" -- Star Wars (1977) -- a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope -- Back to the Future (1985) -- The Matrix (1999) -- References -- Chapter 7: Female-Led Science Fiction Blockbusters: Performing "Stop Taking My Hand!" -- Aliens (1986) -- The Hunger Games (2012) -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) -- References -- Chapter 8: Conclusion: Once More Around the Blockbuster -- Index.
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Intro -- Acknowledgments -- Praise for Blockbuster Performances -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Chapter 1: Why Do Critics and Scholars Dismiss Blockbuster Performances? -- References -- Chapter 2: Historical Epic Blockbusters: Are You Not Entertained ... By Actors? -- Titanic (1997) -- Gladiator (2000) -- References -- Chapter 3: Magic-Fantasy Blockbusters: One Whimsy to Rule Them All -- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) -- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) -- References -- Chapter 4: Superhero Blockbusters: Actors Ahead of the Curve -- The Dark Knight (2008) -- Iron Man (2008) -- References -- Chapter 5: Crime Action Blockbusters: Performing Shaken, Not Stirred -- Die Hard (1988) -- Skyfall (2012) -- Furious7 (2015) -- References -- Chapter 6: Male-Led Science Fiction Blockbusters: Performing "Faster, More Intense" -- Star Wars (1977) -- a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope -- Back to the Future (1985) -- The Matrix (1999) -- References -- Chapter 7: Female-Led Science Fiction Blockbusters: Performing "Stop Taking My Hand!" -- Aliens (1986) -- The Hunger Games (2012) -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) -- References -- Chapter 8: Conclusion: Once More Around the Blockbuster -- Index.

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<p> Daniel Smith-Rowsey teaches Communication Studies at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. He is the author of Star Actors in the Hollywood Renaissance: Representing Rough Rebels (2013) and a co-editor of The Netflix Effect: Technology and Entertainment in the 21st Century (2016).</p>

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