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Deborah kerr

Deborah kerr

Street, Sarah, author

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

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published London: BFI, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Sarah Street
ISBN: 1844576779, 9781844576777
Physical Description: 150 pages : illustrations
Series: Film stars
Subject: Films, cinema; Kerr, Deborah, 1921-2007.; Individual actors & performers; Performing Arts.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Film stars.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781844576753

Contents

  1. Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- The Rise to Stardom.- The Height of Deborah Kerr's Career.- Deborah Kerr's Later Years.- The Stardom and Significance of Deborah Kerr.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Filmography.- Index.