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BERGHAHN BOOKS : Peter Lorre: Face Maker: Constructing Stardom And Performance In Hollywood And Europe

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It reveals that, despite the limitations of his macabre star image, Lorre's screen performances were highly ambitious, and the terms of his employment were rarely restrictive. This book shows that the life of Peter Lorre cannot be reduced to a series of simplistic oppositions. 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. The director said that the actor gave his best performance in M and that it was among the most distinguished in film history. It reveals that, despite the limitations of his macabre star image, Lorre's screen performances were highly ambitious, and the terms of his employment were rarely restrictive. His first English-language film was 's 1934 made in Great Britain. Catharine died of complications from diabetes, on May 7, 1985, aged 32.

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Peter Lorre: Face Maker

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In the film, Gogol replaces the wrecked hands of a concert pianist with those of an executed knife throwing murderer. Her research specialisms include: stardom, supporting actors and screen performance, cult cinema and stardom, celebrity and social media, film history and the historical film. Lorre left Germany when came to power. 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. The year after Maltese Falcon, he portrayed the character Ugarte in 1942. She focuses much less on biography and gives more attention to theories of drama, which allows her to explore new and interesting aspects of Lorre's performances. Inhaltsverzeichnis List of Illustrations Introduction Chapter 1.

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However, Lorre and his stepmother never got along, and this colored his childhood memories. From 1941 to 1946, he mainly worked for His first film at Warner was 1941 , which began a sequence in which he appeared with and. The Hollywood Leading Roles 1935â1941 Chapter 4. Her research specialisms include: stardom, supporting actors and screen performance, cult cinema and stardom, celebrity and social media, film history and the historical film. Eventually settling in Hollywood, he later became a featured player in many Hollywood crime and mystery films.

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Peter Lorre

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He twisted his shoulder during a stunt in 1939 , the penultimate entry of the series. Der Verlorene The Lost One 1951 Chapter 6. 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. Lorre followed Mad Love with the lead role in also 1935 directed by. Lorre starred alongside and in 1954 around this time. 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.

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BERGHAHN BOOKS : Peter Lorre: Face Maker: Constructing Stardom And Performance In Hollywood And Europe

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The Hollywood Leading Roles 1935 - 1941 Chapter 4. It reveals that, despite the limitations of his macabre star image, Lorre's screen performances were highly ambitious, and the terms of his employment were rarely restrictive. He had a supporting role in the film 1961. This book shows that the life of Peter Lorre cannot be reduced to a series of simplistic oppositions. In 1949 he filed for bankruptcy. Lorre's career was a complex negotiation between transnational identity, Hollywood filmmaking practices, the ownership of star images and the mechanics of screen performance.

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BERGHAHN BOOKS : Peter Lorre: Face Maker: Constructing Stardom And Performance In Hollywood And Europe

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Lorre caused an international sensation in the film 1931 , directed by , in which he portrayed a who preys on little girls. No one who can smile so disarmingly and still sneer. Sarah Thomas is Lecturer in Film Studies at Aberystwyth University. Lorre's career was a complex negotiation between transnational identity, Hollywood filmmaking practices, the ownership of star images and the mechanics of screen performance. Lorre became trapped between the constant pain and addiction to morphine to ease the problem. Lorre and the European Stage 1922—1931 Chapter 3. The Hollywood Leading Roles 19351941 Chapter 4.

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Peter Lorre: Face Maker

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The Final Screen Roles 1954—1964 Chapter 7. The Final Screen Roles 1954-1964 Chapter 7. The author has a sophisticated command of the material and the book is balanced, judicious and very thorough. Having quickly gained 100 lb 45 kg and not fully recovering from his addiction to morphine, Lorre suffered personal and career disappointments in his later life. Peter Lorre: Face Maker Constructing Stardom and Performance in Hollywood and Europe Sarah Thomas 222 pages, 20 ills, bibliog.

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

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Left to right: and Lorre in 1941 , the first of their nine films together Mainly at Warner Bros. Alajos also served as a lieutenant in the Austrian Army Reserve, which meant that he was often away on military maneuvers. Some of his last roles were in horror films directed by. Although were lukewarm about Lorre at first, Huston was keen for him to play Joel Cairo. Peter Lorre described himself as merely a 'face maker'. Her research specialisms include: stardom, supporting actors and screen performance, cult cinema and stardom, celebrity and social media, film history and the historical film. The Final Screen Roles 1954â1964 Chapter 7.

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M, Fritz Lang and Hans Beckert 1931 Chapter 3. Lorre and the European Stage 19221931 Chapter 3. Having developed a close friendship with the actor Lockwood , and feeling that he would fit the requirements two years' experience as a professional entertainer; no objections from any other Rat; fund-raising activities for charity , Lockwood proposed Lorre for membership in the elite charitable organization. This book shows that the life of Peter Lorre cannot be reduced to a series of simplistic oppositions. His body was cremated and his ashes were interred at the in Hollywood. Lorre himself was sympathetic to the short-lived , set up by John Huston and others, and added his name to advertisements in the trade press in support of the Committee.

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