Film Language Tag: acting

The work of creating a dramatic character by a professional or amateur performer. The term acting is most often used in relation to narrative cinema, where the construction of character is central. Actors construct characters through their bodies (posture, gesture, and movement augmented by costume, makeup, hairstyle) and voices (tone, accent, delivery). [For a more complete description, please see source]. Kuhn, Annette and Guy Westwell. A Dictionary of Film Studies. 2nd ed. Oxford UP, 2020.


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