Adelaide: Tony Knight + NFSA Restores: Starstruck
Talk: The Evolution of Performance for the Big Screen
Tony Knight, Head of Acting at NIDA for 20 years, discusses the evolution of the Australian actor and the change in performance style from vaudeville to the more naturalistic performances of today.
Knight looks at the performers featured in the Starstruck exhibition whose fame was forged by their groundbreaking approaches to performance, including Nellie Stewart, Annette Kellerman, Lottie Lyell, Roy ‘Mo’ Rene, George Wallace, Errol Flynn, Shirley Ann Richards, Peter Finch and more.
The talk will be followed by a screening of NFSA Restores: Starstruck. Gillian Armstrong has a love for adventurous fashion and her quirky 1982 film musical is as memorable today for its forward-fashion as for its music and ambition.
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