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Anatomy of Cinema Seminar: Acting in Cinema

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Session 2: Acting in Cinema | What difference does it make that film actors play to a camera instead of a live audience, or that what we perceive as a single performance is typically many performances edited together? How do human actors compete with animals, things, and cinema’s wider environments in film as opposed to theater? This seminar takes stock of the film actor as a force of narrative, a master of technique, and as an entity uniquely produced by film style. Led by Claire Sisco King

About the presenters:
Claire Sisco King is associate professor of communication studies and cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University and chair of the communication studies department. She also teaches in Vanderbilt’s comparative media analysis and practice program. Her areas of teaching and research specialization include visual studies, popular film and media cultures, and gender and sexuality. She’s the author of Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema. She is currently finishing a new book on celebrity culture and ephemeral media.

For more information about faculty members, please visit the Vanderbilt Program in Cinema & Media Arts website: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/cinemamediaarts/

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