CINEMATIC LEGACY OF FRANK SINATRA


CINEMATIC LEGACY OF FRANK SINATRA

DAVID WILLS    Book Number: 89275    Product format: Paperback

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. The legacy of his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries who base their performances on a core character type. Sinatra however was able to take his signature persona and translate it successfully into many genres - first as the comedic song-and-dance man, then as the dramatic actor and romantic lead, and finally as a tough guy and action hero. He also respectfully challenged contemporary ideals of acting technique and 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'. In a stunning gallery of archive stills and colour shots of more than 200 first-generation photos reflecting his work, co-stars and work associates in roles as varied as the classics Anchors Aweigh, From Here to Eternity, Suddenly, Guys and Dolls, The Man With the Golden Arm, Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate, Von Ryan's Express and The Detective. With contributing essays by his children Nancy, Tina and Frank Sinatra Jr., this is an unforgettable showcase which includes retrospective quotes by Gene Kelly, Sophia Loren, Steve McQueen and many others. With unseen Kodachrome portraits in full colour, digitally restored from their original transparencies and never-before photos taken on the sets of Young at Heart, Sergeants 3 and others, rare publicity and set photography and also vintage magazine covers, international movie posters, lobby cards and other ephemera. 158pp, landscape softback.
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ISBN 9781445655772
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