Film Stars

Deborah Kerr

Authors: Street, Sarah

    • Illustrated with film stills throughout
    • Offers comprehensive coverage of Deborah Kerr's major films
    • Takes a chronological approach while identifying and assessing recurrent themes across Kerr's career
    • Provides insights into Kerr's performance skills and style
    • Explores the cinematographic fascination with Kerr's face
    • Places emphasis on voice as an important element of Kerr's persona
    • Includes new research on costume and fashion in Kerr's films
    • Examines the extent to which Kerr maintained a core persona in spite of the very different industrial contexts within which she worked
    • Considers Kerr's cultural significance and reputation and challenges accepted notions of Kerr's persona
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About this book

This illuminating study provides a comprehensive reassessment of Deborah Kerr's career, highlighting lesser-known aspects of her star persona. Sarah Street traces the specific qualities of Kerr's screen performances, paying close attention to facial expression, gesture, voice and costume. Covering many iconic films, including The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember, The Innocents and Bonjour Tristesse, this book follows Kerr’s journey from her foundational image as an 'English rose' to her performances of challenging roles in which she was cast 'against type'. Illustrated with images from Kerr’s films, this unique case study contributes to the critical understanding of film stars and screen performance.

An ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film and television studies, this fascinating guide will also appeal to film lovers and anyone interested in Kerr's complex career.

About the authors

Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol, UK. Her numerous publications include European Cinema, Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA, Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema, co-authored with Tim Bergfelder and Sue Harris, and Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation, 1900-55. She has been working in recent years on the introduction of colour to British cinema, with a particular interest in British Technicolor.

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eBook $29.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: May 26, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-675-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deborah Kerr
Authors
Series Title
Film Stars
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
Sarah Street, under exclusive licence to Macmillan Publishers Ltd, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-84457-677-7
DOI
10.26777/978-1-84457-677-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-675-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 150
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