The Resource The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra, David Wills ; contributing essays by Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. ; contributing photo editor, Amanda Erlinger ; designed by Stephen Schmidt

The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra, David Wills ; contributing essays by Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. ; contributing photo editor, Amanda Erlinger ; designed by Stephen Schmidt

Label
The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra
Title
The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra
Statement of responsibility
David Wills ; contributing essays by Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. ; contributing photo editor, Amanda Erlinger ; designed by Stephen Schmidt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a film career spanning more than five decades, Frank Sinatra proved to be a roulette wheel of constantly spinning talent, the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen. Film history is filled with stars created by the studio system. Occasionally, however, a performer emerged who, against all preconceived odds of what a star should be or look like, knocked down the walls of convention by becoming nothing other than what they already were. Frank Sinatra was the embodiment of this fundamental truth. The legacy of his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries, who essentially based their performances on an extension of a core character type. Sinatra, however, was able to take his signature persona and translate it successfully into many film genres-first as the comedic song-and-dance man, then as the dramatic actor and romantic lead, and finally as the tough guy and action hero. Sinatra also respectfully challenged contemporary ideals of acting technique. While being humble enough to learn from his peers, he kept his acting style fresh and instinctual, and earned an Oscar at a time when many actors were either classically trained or coached in the "Method.""--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The cinematic legacy of Frank Sinatra, David Wills ; contributing essays by Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. ; contributing photo editor, Amanda Erlinger ; designed by Stephen Schmidt
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/807/9781250070807/image/lgcover.9781250070807.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-303)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn925355320
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781250070807
Lccn
2015038347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)925355320

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