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.