Elizabeth Taylor by Susan SmithElizabeth Taylor by Susan Smith

Elizabeth Taylor

bySusan Smith

Paperback | July 31, 2012

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Elizabeth Taylor was one of the major film
stars of the twentieth century, embodying all
the glamour and allure of Hollywood stardom.
Yet her achievements as an actress have
often been overshadowed by her beauty
and tumultuous life off-screen.

To redress this imbalance, Susan Smith
offers an illuminating study of Elizabeth
Taylor's work in film, exploring her fascinating
trajectory from child to adult star. Smith
reveals the influence that Taylor's early work
exerted over her later career and the ways in
which her on-screen identity is profoundly
rooted in her association with animals and

Smith carefully unpicks what made Taylor
such a distinctive and dynamic on-screen
performer – from the expressive use she
made of her eyes to the dramatic significance
of her voice – and considers the importance
of certain professional collaborations that
Taylor forged during her career, most notably
her acting partnership with Montgomery Clift.

About The Author

SUSAN SMITH is Senior Lecturer inFilm Studies at the University ofSunderland, UK. She is the authorof Voices in Film (in Close-Up 2,2007), The Musical: Race, Genderand Performance (2005), whichwas selected as a CHOICEOutstanding Academic Title in2006, and of Hitchcock: Suspense,Humour and Tone (2000).
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Title:Elizabeth TaylorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 7.48 × 5.31 × 0.02 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844574865

ISBN - 13:9781844574865

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Table of Contents

IntroductionRiding to StardomThe Animal ReturnsActing on Instinct?CompassionCoda: Moving OnNotesBibliographyFilmographyIndex