Iconic Actors Collection


Discover the work of the world's greatest actors, through the analysis of ten of their most iconic roles in this six volume collection.


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Price: USD$270.00 USD$80.00

THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES:

Anatomy of an Actor titles are comprehensive studies on the craft of the world's greatest actors, through the analysis of ten of their most iconic roles. The authors examine why and how these famous actors have become some of the most respected and influential in the film world. Each title is divided into 10 chapters, each one dedicated to a specific role and fully documented with film stills, on-set photography and film sequences.

Marlon Brando (1924-2004) is an icon in the history of American cinema. When he passed away in 2004, The New York Times remember 'the rebellious prodigy who electrified a generation and forever transformed the art of screen acting... a truly revoluntionary presence.'

Al Pacino has had a career spanning some fifty years, during which time he has received numerous accolades and honors both competitive and honorary, among them an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, four Golden Globe Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

Australian Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman (b.1967) has consistently avoided being typecast by playing an incredibly diverse range of roles from Satine in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, to Virginia Woolf in The Hours.

This book explores the career of George Clooney (b.1961). A TV heartthrob doctor for five years, he made one of the most successful transitions from television to being a critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning film actor starring in both mainstream and art-house films.

Once a teen idol, Johnny Depp (b. 1963) has led an incredibly diverse career, playing eccentric characters in now-classics like Edward Scissorhands, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland. An accessible text combines both a narrative and analytical dimension and is illustrated by 300 film stills, set photographs and film sequences.

This volume explores the career of Meryl Streep (b.1949). One of the most talented actresses of her generation, Streep provides a high benchmark by which others are measured.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback (6 volumes)
Size: 270 x 210 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/3 in)
Pages: 192 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: COLLECT100056C

Marlon Brando:Florence Colombani is a writer, journalist and director based in Paris. She regularly contributes to the arts section of the French weekly Le Point.

Al Pacino and Meryl Streep: Karina Longworth is a film critic and journalist based in Los Angeles. She has contributed to LA Weekly, Village Voice, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Slate and other publications.

Johnny Depp: Corinne Vuillaume is an author and journalist. A regular contributor to academic film journal Cadrage, she has also written for the television and penned a collection of short stories, Un Continent sous la Dune (2006). She holds a doctorate in film studies and has published numerous articles on the fantastic in art history and the cinema.

"Longworth's book functions both as a biography of a star and a theory of stardom. It is a nuanced, enviably readable work of cultural studies."—Slate on Meryl Streep

"Longworth's book functions both as a biography of a star and a theory of stardom. It is a nuanced, enviably readable work of cultural studies."—Slate on Meryl Streep

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