Kathleen Turner on Acting

Kathleen Turner on Acting

An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and ...

Author: Kathleen Turner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510735484

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner's; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her forty-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world. With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she’s learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting. An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and artists of every stripe.
Categories: Drama

The Art of American Screen Acting 1960 to Today

The Art of American Screen Acting  1960 to Today

One of the most vivid of 1980s female movie stars, Kathleen Turner was very
unusual in looks and manner, as if she were high on her own charisma. Her
father was a diplomat who had to go where he was posted, and so she had
grown up in ...

Author: Dan Callahan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476676951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg—who taught the “the art of experiencing” over “the art of representing”—and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method’s immersive approach, “try acting, it’s so much easier.” This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more “external” way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia

The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia

The project stalled over a script dispute until Coppola took over, with Kathleen
Turner in the lead, and, as Variety reported, ... In fact, Turner's acting career
became complicated by illness (rheumatoid arthritis) during the 1990s, but was
later ...

Author: James M. Welsh

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810876515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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Francis Ford Coppola's career has spanned five decades, from low budget films he produced in the early 1960s to more personal films of recent years. Because of the tremendous popular success of The Godfather and the tremendous critical success of its sequel, Coppola is considered to be one of the best directors of all time. The entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work—from his early days with producer Roger Corman to his films as the director of the 1970s. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, from screenwriter to producer to director, including such classics as Patton, The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online, making The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia the most comprehensive reference on this director's body of work.
Categories: Performing Arts

Michael Douglas Acting on Instinct

Michael Douglas  Acting on Instinct

'We often arrived at predetermined locations to find that the road had been
washed away,' said Kathleen Turner. 'Michael would stand us down, and the next
morning there were thirty dump trucks full of gravel waiting to lay in that road.

Author: John Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755362868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

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In the shadow of his father Kirk's overpowering fame, Michael Douglas forged a career for himself and became recognised in his own right as an award-winning actor and producer. But fame has taken its toll on Michael's personal life. His struggles with sexual addiction, his treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency and the break-up of his first marriage show another side to Michael's success. In 2010, his troubled past came back to haunt him when Cameron, his eldest son, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug dealing. Yet, despite a rocky road, Michael has found happiness later in life. His marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones meant a second shot at fatherhood and gave him strength following a devastating diagnosis of advanced throat cancer at the age of 65. This is the compelling and remarkable story of a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faces.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

University of Maryland Baltimore County Alumni Kathleen Turner Dan Patrick Jon S Cardin Duff Goldman Pascal Charbonneau Mantle Hood

University of Maryland  Baltimore County Alumni  Kathleen Turner  Dan Patrick  Jon S  Cardin  Duff Goldman  Pascal Charbonneau  Mantle Hood

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: LLC Books

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1155980921

Category:

Page: 112

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 22. Chapters: Allan H. Kittleman, Brian Dannelly, Dan Patrick (Texas politician), Duff Goldman, Geof Manthorne, James N. Mathias, Jr., Johnathon Schaech, Jon S. Cardin, Kathleen Turner, Mark Doms, Matthew VanDyke, Pascal Charbonneau, Robert Mugge, Ron Dillon, Jr., Samuel Ankama, Scott Liss, Sean Carton, Serge Mayifuila, Tal Shaked, Tony Harris (journalist), Victoria L. Schade. Excerpt: Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an American actress. She came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in the Hollywood films Body Heat, Peggy Sue Got Married, Romancing the Stone, The War of the Roses, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Serial Mom and Prizzi's Honor. More recently, she guest starred on the third season of Showtime's Californication as Sue Collini, the jaded, sex-crazed owner of a public relations company. Turner was born in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Patsy (nee Magee) and Allen Richard Turner, a U.S. Foreign Service officer who grew up in China (where Turner's great-grandfather had been a Methodist Christian missionary). Her father, a diplomat, had been imprisoned by the Japanese Empire for four years during World War II. As a girl, Turner lived in Canada, Venezuela, and England, and she was living in Cuba at the time that Fidel Castro took over the government. When the United States soon after broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba, it forced the staff members of the American embassy in Havana to leave the country. Turner has two brothers and one sister. While attending high school in England, she was a gymnast, and she also took classes at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In her early years, Turner was interested in performing. Her father did not encourage her: "My father was of missionary stock," she later explained, "so theater and acting were just one step up from being a streetwalker, you know? So when I was performing in school, he would drive my mom and sit in the car. She'd come out at intermissions and tell him, 'She's doing very well.'" Kathleen graduated from the American School in London in 1972. Her father died of a coronary thrombosis during that same year, and then the family moved back to the United States. Kathleen attended Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State) in Springfield for two years (where a classmate was John Goodman), then earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University
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Celebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Jude Law Famous Actors

Celebrity Biographies   The Amazing Life Of Jude Law   Famous Actors

Jude acted against Kathleen Turner, Roger Rees and Synthia Nixon. He was
nominated for the prestigious Tony Award for his role in the play. He also
received the Theatre World Award for this play, which is an American award for
debut ...

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Ever wondered how Jude Law rose to stardom? David Jude Heyworth Law, professionally known as Jude Law was born on 29 December, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England. Both of his parents, Peter and Maggie Law were school teachers. Later in his life, at one point of time, he commented that his father was the youngest Head Master in the schools of London in his time. He was raised in the locality of south London. His earlier years were spent in Blackheath and he was being educated in John Ball Primary School and Kidbrooke School in early stages, but soon he felt that the school environment did not suit him and he immediately changed the school. He has got a great voice, a classically handsome face and a great acting talent. He was nominated for Academy Awards a number of times and has been awarded with many other reputed awards of the world cinema. His personal life, unfortunately has been a matter of gossips since long and he was not as successful in his personal life as he was in professional life. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Actor Within

The Actor Within

Her competition in the Best Actress category was Jane Fonda, Kathleen Turner,
Sissy Spacek, and Sigourney Weaver. Marlee won, making her the youngest
woman to win a Best Actress Oscar and the only deaf person in Academy Award
 ...

Author: Rose Eichenbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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In Rose Eichenbaum’s third work on the confluence of art making and human expression, she delves into the lives of thirty-five celebrated actors through intimate conversations and photographic portraits. With her probing questions and disarming manner, she captures the essential character of her subjects while shining a light on the art that defines them. The work provides extraordinary insights on the craft of acting with discussions of process, techniques, tools of the trade, and how to advice for aspiring actors from seasoned veterans. These stars of stage and screen, known for signature roles and critically acclaimed performances, emerge in The Actor Within with masks and wardrobe removed. Here, they speak their own lines, tell their own stories, and raise the curtain on what it means to live the actor’s life—the challenge of mastering their craft, the drama of big breaks and career woes, the search for meaningful roles, and above all, having the courage to bare their souls before theater audiences or the camera. For the artists featured in this work, acting is more than a profession; it is how they make their way in the world and artfully merge their inner sense of humanness with universal truths. This collection serves as an important inspirational resource for anyone interested in making art, regardless of medium. The Actor Within includes interviews with Karl Malden, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie, Marcia Gay Harden, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn, Joe Mantegna, Debra Winger, Julia Stiles, Elliott Gould, Elijah Wood, Stockard Channing, Bill Pullman, Amanda Plummer, Marlee Matlin, Charles Durning, Marsha Mason, and many others.
Categories: Performing Arts

Celebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Nicolas Cage Famous Actors

Celebrity Biographies   The Amazing Life Of Nicolas Cage   Famous Actors

With the assistance of his uncle, Nicolas soon achieved his fantasy of being a
salaried actor. ... He was unmercifully pounded by critics when he starred
alongside Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married, an American comedy
drama movie.

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Ever wondered how Nicolas Cage rose to stardom? American actor Nicolas Cage comes from Hollywood royalty. He has continually endeavored to make a name for him grounded on his effort, rather than on his ancestry. As the nephew of movie-maker Francis Ford Coppola, Cage changed his latter name to avoid allegations of favoritism. He selected Cage both out of approval for modern musician John Cage and as reverence to witty book hero Luke Cage. Even if he had engaged the household name, it isn't likely that anyone would consider Cage holding debauched to his uncle's good deeds. Frequently, Cage trips to great distances to add trustworthiness to his characters. He is a movie-maker and director; he has done leading roles in an assortment of movies, stretching from quixotic amusements and plays to science fiction and deed movies. Cage is a Christian and he was upraised as a Catholic.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Actor Speaks

The Actor Speaks

KATHLEEN TURNER Kathleen Turner is not simply an actor : she is a . movie
star . In her interview she reveals some of the reasons why this is so . While many
actors interviewed in The Actor Speaks make the transition between stage and ...

Author: Janet Sonenberg

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: UOM:39015037467720

Category: Acting

Page: 311

View: 792

The Actor Speaks investigates the unique interplay of talent, inspiration, and technique that comprises an actor's method of working. Through twenty-four in-depth interviews with acclaimed actors from the avant-garde, Broadway, and Hollywood, director-teacher Jane Sonenberg explores each artist's creative process. Ruth Maleczech, John Turturro, Zoe Caldwell, Dianne Wiest, Blue Man Group, Alan Arkin, Olympia Dukakis, Lily Tomlin, Mercedes Ruehl, and others share candid anecdotes from their lives and careers, giving insight into the way an acting process is formed and how the performance reflects that process.
Categories: Acting

Hooray for Hollywood

Hooray for Hollywood

How has Hollywood - as a place, an industry, a concept, and a myth - affected American culture as a whole? This book addresses this complex question.

Author: Bob Batchelor

Publisher:

ISBN: 0313397058

Category:

Page: 796

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The Confidante Trilogy

The Confidante Trilogy

She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent 'acting' skills. This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.

Author: Lilliana Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1974190714

Category:

Page: 548

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My mother in law used to be a sex worker. She worked in a brothel, as an escort and, as a madame in and around Sydney Australia in the late '80s. It's something that she has confided in few people outside her immediate family until me. We are polar opposites in many ways but we get each other - as a result I have become the confidante in her life which is how this series has been born. The exact year was 1989; Angelien was 32 when she made the decision to enter a brothel to help support herself and her two sons. She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent 'acting' skills. This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.
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Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies

Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies

Some of the best actors have had this 'X factor': Kathleen Turner, Whoopi
Goldberg and Barbra Streisand for example; Julia Roberts and Helen Mirren
have it too. My choice is Lauren Bacall, whose voice has depth and huskiness,
and a ...

Author: Judy Apps

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119943822

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Find your voice, and communicate with confidence Ever wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or standing in front of a classroom. Take a deep breath, relax those vocal cords, and make your speech sparkle! We're not all planning to become politicians, or likely to address large audiences on a regular basis, but we all need to be able to communicate well to achieve success. Certain professions require a high level of vocal confidence, notably teachers and business leaders. As well as using body language effectively, we also rely on our voice to convey passion, exude enthusiasm, and command attention--and that's before we've considered the content of our words! A clear understanding of how your voice works, how to maximize its effectiveness, and ways to overcome voice 'gremlins' such as speaking too fast, stuttering, or sounding childish, is pivotal to enabling you to succeed, whatever the situation. Highlights the importance of your voice, explains how to use it effectively Gives you confidence in public speaking Helps you use your voice to make a great first impression in all aspects of your life Includes a CD with vocal exercises to help you communicate with confidence. Whether you're looking to improve your speaking skills for work or personal gain--or both--Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies gives you everything you need to find your voice and communicate with confidence. Note: CD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Categories: Self-Help

Acting Hollywood Style

Acting Hollywood Style

The authenticity that amateur acting sometimes attains can provide a jolting
alternative to Hollywood's star acting, even ... the differing requirements of
performing on stage and on film: movie star Kathleen Turner stumbling as
Maggie the Cat in ...

Author:

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: MINN:31951D023222711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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A fresh exploration of the art of screen acting as it has developed in Hollywood films for close to seven decades. Noted theater and film critic Hirsch has gathered rare photographs that show actors, from Rudolph Valentino to Meryl Streep, who embody aspects of the Hollywood Style--a unique blend of personality, acting ability, and sheer "star power". 262 photographs, 50 in full color. Index; bibliography.
Categories: Performing Arts

Developing Digital Short Films

Developing Digital Short Films

Kathleen Turner Acting Screenwriters are like actors , acting out or improvising
the entire film in their heads as they write . You may want to take a method acting
class for the following reasons : Screenwriting If you want to make your own films
 ...

Author: Sherri Sheridan

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015058710503

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Presents tutorials designed to help create digital short films, providing information on such topics as writing a script, acting methods, camera shots, sound design, storytelling techniques, and animation.
Categories: Computers

Film Actors

Film Actors

... Guardino George Segal Susan Strasberg Craig Wasson Richard Widmark
ROLLERCOASTER RABBIT ( TSA ) Buena Vista 1990 Kathleen Turner ROLLING
MAN ( TF ) ABC 1972 Dennis Weaver ROLLING THUNDER American
laternational ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067503071

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

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Categories: Motion picture actors and actresses

American Literature on Stage and Screen

American Literature on Stage and Screen

The acting throughout is superior with Geena Davis giving a flashy performance
as Muriel and William Hurt underplaying it as Macon. Kathleen Turner is
appropriately hot and cold as Sarah and there is fine work in supporting roles by
Ed ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786492794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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The 525 notable works of 19th and 20th century American fiction in this reference book have many stage, movie, television, and video adaptations. Each literary work is described and then every adaptation is examined with a discussion of how accurate the version is and how well it succeeds in conveying the spirit of the original in a different medium. In addition to famous novels and short stories by authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Willa Cather, many bestsellers, mysteries, children’s books, young adult books, horror novels, science fiction, detective stories, and sensational potboilers from the past two centuries are examined.
Categories: Literary Criticism

3 D Revolution

3 D Revolution

... best friend, Chowder (Sam Lerner), loses his basketball to the house, the pair
resolve to retrieve it and are aided by a resourceful young girl (Spencer Locke).
Kathleen Turner plays the house in a tour de force of vocal and physical acting.

Author: Ray Zone

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140704

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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In 2009, Avatar, a 3-D movie directed by James Cameron, became the most successful motion picture of all time, a technological breakthrough that has grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide. Its seamless computer-generated imagery and live action stereo photography effectively defined the importance of 3-D to the future of cinema, as well as all other currently evolving digital displays. Though stereoscopic cinema began in the early nineteenth century and exploded in the 1950s in Hollywood, its present status as an enduring genre was confirmed by Avatar's success. 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema traces the rise of modern 3-D technology from Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil (1952), which launched the 50s 3-D boom in Hollywood, to the rapidly-modernizing 3-D industry today. Ray Zone takes a comprehensive approach that not only examines the technology of the films, but also investigates the business, culture, and art of their production. Influencing new generations of filmmakers for decades, the evolution of 3-D cinema technology continues to fill our theaters with summer blockbusters and holiday megahits.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Post feminist Hollywood Actress

The Post feminist Hollywood Actress

The actress felt the only power an actor had was to say no and “ not make
choices based on money , or they own you . " Yet Kathleen Turner did not believe
in message films . “ I don ' t believe in the job of acting as being message
oriented .

Author: Kerry Segrave

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015015342960

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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Categories: Performing Arts

Film Review

Film Review

Who doesn ' t love Kathleen Turner ? ... Cheers ended in 1994 , after which the
actor struggled for a screen hit . ... WILLIAM HURT ( NED RACINE ) Hurt was
already a respected stage actor of eclectic taste before he was cast in director
Ken ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067493158

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures