Changing the Garde: A New Breed of Star Showed Us That Big-Name Actors Could Be Experimental Too, Writes Ryan Gilbey
Gilbey, Ryan, New Statesman (1996)
Remove from film history the nobly suffering female face in close-up and there would be some yawning gaps where great cinema used to be. We're talking farewell to Carl Dreyer, cheerio Ingmar Bergman, TTFN John Cassavetes. And in any assessment of screen acting from the past ten years, it is still the women on the verge, or in the throes, of a nervous breakdown who dominate.
Think of Julianne Moore as the 1950s housewife in Far from Heaven (2002), excommunicated from the coffee-morning elite after fraternising with her African-American gardener. Or Dina Korzun, a Hanna Schygulla for our time, torn between her shambolic husband and his resentful son in Forty Shades of Blue (2005). There was Lorraine Stanley, bruised but unbeatable, in London to Brighton (2006); Charlotte Gainsbourg bared her heart in …
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Publication information: Article title: Changing the Garde: A New Breed of Star Showed Us That Big-Name Actors Could Be Experimental Too, Writes Ryan Gilbey. Contributors: Gilbey, Ryan - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 138. Issue: 4979 Publication date: December 14, 2009. Page number: 46. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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