Liv Tyler : Star in Ascendance: Her First Decade in Film
LIV TYLER A new study of the films of Hollywood star Liv Tyler, charting all of her film career up to the present - including Armageddon (1998), Cookie's Fortune (1999), One Night at McCool's (2001) and the Lord of the Rings movies (2001-03). This is the only in-depth exploration of Liv Tyler's films available anywhere. REVIEW BY DOUGLAS J. ALLEN (Lecturer in Social Sciences, Motherwell College, Scotland) Thomas Christie's pioneering account of Liv Tyler's film career to date is a truly impressive product, combining a wide-ranging knowledge of the film world with a strong, readable narrative style. His meticulous approach has resulted in a work that is factually informative, while his judgements and opinions are scrupulously fair and even-handed. For anyone looking for an authoritative account of Liv Tyler's film career, drawn from an impressively wide-ranging selection of international sources, moving easily between the worlds of high art and popular culture, this volume can be thoroughly recommended. FROM THE INTRODUCTION It seems difficult today to imagine a time when the name Liv Tyler (1977-) could be met with a lack of recognition. Yet scarcely a decade ago, it would have been difficult for anyone to have anticipated the sheer scale of her meteoric rise to worldwide fame in the film world. As we will see over the course of this book, Liv Tyler's acting career has been remarkably diverse, encompassing a wide variety of different genres - prominent roles in seventeen films throughout the course of just over ten years. Thanks to her prolific and meticulously crafted body of work, she has clearly illustrated an increasingly versatile range of acting skills through her acute emotional observation and constant eagerness to experiment. Her good humour, decisively down-to-earth attitude and apparent willingness never to take herself too seriously have made her not only one of the most popular young actresses in America, but arguably one of the most universally well-liked public figures of her generation. Yet in parallel to her oft-attributed reputation as one of the most straight-thinking and unpretentious performers working in the film industry today, it is significant to note that Liv Tyler has constantly expressed a desire in press interviews to keep her personal life private and as separate as possible from her well-publicised appearances in films.
- Paperback | 284 pages
- 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
- 18 Jun 2007
- Crescent Moon Publishing
- Kent, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations