Diane Keaton

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About the Book

In the past 30 years, Diane Keaton has been an actress, a director and a photographer. This work begins with her early years in California, but the primary focus is on her film career from the 1970s through the present. The author examines Keaton’s image as star and public figure, drawing on information from interviews (including personal conversations with Keaton), feature pieces, press releases, books, photographs, posters, films, and reviews of films. Each chapter provides an overview of the significant events and influences in Keaton’s life during a particular period, along with a thematic and stylistic analysis of that period’s feature films, television movies, and photography. The film analyses include an examination of themes and technical elements such as cinematography, mise-en-scène, movement, editing, sound, acting, costumes, set, and narrative structures.

About the Author(s)

Deborah C. Mitchell is the Division Chair of Communications, Arts, Languages and Literature and a professor of English and film studies at Westminster College. She lives in Poland Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Deborah C. Mitchell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: photos, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1082-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9310-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“striking and highly readable”—Classic Images; “thorough”—Burlington County Times.