American Film History
America Film History, 1930-60
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Any paper that uses `it’s’’ for the possessive will receive a grade of F.
The “I” is inappropriate in a critical essay of this kind.
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Leo Braudy discusses how the off-screen persona of an actor affects perception of on-screen character. Choose at least two of the following, and explore how the image of the star heightens or interferes with the character s/he is playing: Marilyn Monroe (“Some Like It Hot”), Marlon Brando (“On the Waterfront”), Gene Kelly (“Singin’ in the Rain”)