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SERCIA is pleased to announce the publication of Film Journal no. 6, Actors Behind the Camera, guest-edited by Nicole Cloarec and Delphine Letort. This issue brings together articles by a group of French scholars writing about films by actor-directors Ralph Fiennes, Al Pacino, Sara Polley, Tim Roth, and Kevin Spacey. Topics covered include actorial and authorial identity and performance; the autobiographical aspects of film authorship; self-direction and the context of production; stardom and independence; and adaptation/ experimentation.


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Film Journal 6: Actors Behind the Camera

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Film Journal 6: Publicity Flyer

 

Download FJ6 individual articles as follows:

Nicole Cloarec & Delphine Letort
7-12 / Actors Behind the Camera: Introduction 

Christian Viviani
13-22 / Imitations of Life: From the Biopic to Self-Portraiture in Kevin Spacey’s Beyond the Sea

Christophe Damour
23-35 / Adaptation, Experimentation, and Performance: Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome

Sébastien Lefait
36-48 / Authoring Oneself: The Refusal of Performance as Cinematic Authorship in Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus

David Roche
49-62 / The Conflicted Self-Construction of the Actor-Director: Tim Roth’s The War Zone

Nicole Cloarec
63-79 / Questions of Intimacy and Distance in Three Films by Sarah Polley

 

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