Peter Lorre: Face Maker: Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe

Peter Lorre: Face Maker: Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe

Peter Lorre described himself as merely a 'face maker'. His own negative attitude also characterizes traditional perspectives which position Lorre as a tragic figure within film history: the promising European artist reduced to a Hollywood gimmick, unable to escape the murderous image of his role in Fritz Lang's M. This book shows that the life of Peter Lorre cannot be reduced to a series of simplistic oppositions. It reveals that, despite the limitations of his… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (February 01, 2012)

Collection: Film Europa

Parent ISBN: 9780857454416

Page count: 222 pages

Language: English


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