CLAUDIA SPRINGER is in the English department at Framingham State University where she teaches film studies. She is the author of Electronic Eros: Bodies and Desire in the Postindustrial Age and James Dean Transfigured The Many Faces of Rebel Iconography. JULIE LEVINSON is a professor of film at Babson College. She is the author of The American Success Myth on Film, and the editor of Alexander Payne: Interviews.
"Bringing together a group of respected film theorists, Springer and Levinson offer a thorough chronological investigation of acting styles in US Cinema ... Recommended. All readers."--CHOICE "Richly detailed histories of the business and technologies behind screen acting with insightful analyses of major performances from silent cinema to CGI make Acting essential reading for anyone interested in movies."--Sharon M. Carnicke "author of Stanislavsky in Focus: An Acting Master for the 21st Century "