Introduction 1 Acting Through Machines: Fidelity and Expression from Cameras to Mo-Cap 2 Behind Rubber and Pixels: Mimesis, Seamlessness, and Acting Achievement 3 In Another's Skin: Typecasting, Identity, and the Limits of Proteanism 4 Double Trouble: Authenticity, Fakery, and Concealed Performance Labor 5 Performing with Themselves: Versatility, Timing, and Nuance in Multiple Roles 6 There Is No There There: Making Believe in Composite Screen Space Conclusion Acknowledgments Notes Index
Lisa Bode is a lecturer in film and television studies at the University of Queensland.
"This is one of the best and most nuanced discussions of performance and acting in the digital era that I have read or will ever hope to read."--Adrienne L. McLean "author of Dying Swans and Madmen: Ballet, the Body, and Narrative Cinema " "In this expansive and historically-informed study, Lisa Bode provides a wise and illuminating account of the intersection of actors with cinema technology in all its myriad forms."--Stephen Prince "author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "