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Watching Them Be

Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar

James Harvey

Taking its title from James Baldwin’s comment on iconic movie stars, ‘one does not go to see them act; one goes to watch them be’, Harvey’s book delves into the mysteries of how charisma is created in the movies. Beginning with the enigmatic and transcendent Greta Garbo, he discusses stars and directors including Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Bette Davis, Robert De Niro and Ingrid Bergman, and ends with a transcendent film and a donkey, Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar (1966).
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Product information:
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 235x160mm
  • ISBN: 9780571211975
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.7kg
Product code:
502908
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