Greta Garbo, her transgressions and unconventional ways on and off screen

Title: Greta Garbo, her transgressions and unconventional ways on and off screen
Source document: Brno studies in English. 2008, vol. 34, iss. 1, pp. [105]-124
Extent
[105]-124
  • ISSN
    1211-1791
Type: Article
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Abstract(s)
The paper discusses Greta Garbo's contribution to US film history. It argues that Garbo's role in American cinema is unique from various points of view but most of all because she was an unconventional, sometimes even transgressing (intentionally acting against what is expected or customary), filmic persona. This stance is argued for and is backed by an overview of her most outstanding cinematic performances and (some of) her most-acknowledged films with allusions to her other works as well. It is claimed that Greta Garbo's roles were mostly of a transgressing sort and the characters she impersonated were mostly unconventional or even "deviant", thus, she represented a quite specific cinematic persona through these roles of transgression such as being a prostitute, a (female) spy, a queen of ambiguous sexuality and gender etc. while she herself and her life were and still are a subject of a lot of controversies likewise.
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Název článku v tištěném obsahu: Greta Garbo: a transgressing filmic persona