Eloquent Gestures

Eloquent Gestures

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qPearson writes beautifully, clearly, and entertainingly (with a touch of sardonic sarcasm here and there). This is the single best work centering on performance in film that I have read.q--Thomas Gunning, author of D. W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative FilmThe Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films Roberta E. Pearson. vance the ... He gestures to the door with his free hand, his arm extended behind him. Then he ... Describing the operation of the verisimilar code in the Biographs presents a more daunting task than describing the histrionic. Because the ... Barrymore buys Pickford the fancy New York hat of the title. The townanbsp;...

Title:Eloquent Gestures
Author:Roberta E. Pearson
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1992


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