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Barbara Stanwyck

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The book focuses on nine of her films through its 152 pages.

Barbara Stanwyck's illustrious career began in the 1920s and spanned sixty years. During that period she starred in major films of many genres and worked with some of the most distinguished Hollywood directors.

Devoting each chapter to a significant quality of Stanwyck's performances, Andrew Klevan foregrounds cru
Paperback, 152 pages
Published October 18th 2013 by British Film Institute (first published October 11th 2013)
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“Looking is an important part of Stanwyck's acting: many performers have beautiful eyes (for example, Henry Fonda), or use their eyes expressively (most remarkably, perhaps, Bette Davis), but few use them so attentively to observe and survey others and the world [as Stanwyck].” 2 likes
“Stanwyck was slim, and remained so over her career. Regardless of the obligations and pressures regarding size and shape for women in Hollywood, or her own needs and desires as an actress and a person, or the occasions within the films that show off her body, Stanwyck rarely advertises a superficial fantasy of feminine appearance. She is too busy exploring the subtlety of interactions.” 1 likes
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