A huge congratulations to Kyle Stevens! Kyle's 2-volume edited collection devoted to specific screen performances has just come out. This is one of the first works in Film Studies to think beyond stardom and schools of acting and analyze the aesthetics and politics of individual performances.
This two-volume set presents detailed interpretations of singular performances by several of the most compelling actors in cinema history, asking in many different and complementary ways what makes performance meaningful, how it reflects a director's style, as well as how it contributes to the development of national cinemas and cultures. Whether noting the precise ways actors shape film narrative, achieve emotional effect, or move toward political subversion, the essays in these books innovate new approaches to studying screen performance as an art form and cultural force.
Check them out!https://global.oup.com/academic/product/close-up-9781474417006?cc=us&lang=en&
And be sure to congratulate Kyle when you see him!