Lighting Up the Screen: The Mystery Behind Star Power

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Certain actors and actresses light up the screen—and have undeniable star presence. James Harvey explores the mysteries of star presence in cinema, and he gives a personal account of the films that have changed his life. His book Watching Them Be: Star Presence on the Screen from Garbo to Balthazar analyzes performances by Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Bergman and Charles Laughton, and directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, who celebrated star quality.


James Harvey

Comments [2]


oh god.....!

Jul. 09 2014 11:17 PM
Lothar Brieger from Manhattan

Poor Leonard seems to be doing all the talking in this interview. The author doesn't seem familiar with his own book.

Jul. 08 2014 01:21 PM

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