Cary Grant: Acting style and genre in classical Hollywood cinema
Glitre, K. (2012) Cary Grant: Acting style and genre in classical Hollywood cinema. In: Sternagel, J., Levitt, D. and Mersch, D., eds. (2012) Acting in Moving-Image Culture: Bodies, Screens, and Renderings. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag. ISBN 9783837616484 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17255
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This is part of a larger project on Cary Grant and film acting. This particular essay focuses on the relationships between acting style, genre and star persona, using close textual analysis alongside archival research and industrial contextualisation. Rather than assuming film acting may involve ‘genre-specific rules’ (de Cordova 1986), the essay recognizes genres are always inherently mixed and hybrid; the analysis demonstrates a continuum of strategies in Grant’s acting style across three films ostensibly from different genres.