Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor

Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor

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One of the most talented actresses of her generation, Meryl Streep provides a high benchmark by which others are measured. In films as diverse as The Deer Hunter (1978), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Mamma Mia (2008) and her Oscar-winning turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2010), Streep has never failed to astound audiences with her ability to fully inhabit her characters. Streep has received 17 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and 27 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award.Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor is new title in the fascinating series from world-renowned cinema magazine Cahiers du cinema. The book focuses on ten key performances, combining both a narrative and analytical text with 300 images - from film stills to set photographs, film sequences, script notes and more - to explore the unparalleled career of Meryl Streep. This thoughtful and lively examination of Streep's craft will appeal to professional audiences and movie fans alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 24mm | 1,156.66g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 300 col. ill.
  • 0714866695
  • 9780714866697
  • 419,274

Review Text

"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
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"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
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About Karina Longworth

Karina Longworth is a film critic and journalist based in Los Angeles. She has contributed to LA Weekly, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Slate and other publications, and is the author of George Lucas ('Masters of Cinema', 2012) and of Al Pacino ('Anatomy of an Actor', 2013).
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