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Film Stars : Hollywood and Beyond - Andrew Willis

Film Stars

Hollywood and Beyond

By: Susan Williams, Andrew Willis (Editor), Andy Willis (Editor), Mark Jancovich (Editor), Eric Schaefer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2004
ISBN: 9780719056451
Number Of Pages: 208

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This book takes as its focus film stars from the past and present, from Hollywood, its margins and beyond and analyzes them through a close consideration of their films and the variety of contexts in which they worked. Essays spread the net wide, looking at past stars from Rosalind Russell and Charlton Heston to present-day stars including Sandra Bullock, Jackie Chan and Jim Carrey, as well as those figures who have earned a certain film star cachet such as Prince, and the martial artist Cynthia Rothrock.

Clara Bow is 'It'
Contesting the feminine mystique: Rosalind Russell, 'Auntie Mame' and performativity
'Charlton Heston is an axiom': Spectacle and performance in the development of the blockbuster
Jim Carrey: The cultural politics of dumbing down
The rise and fall of Sandra Bullock: Notes on starmaking and female stardom in contemporary Hollywood
Rumble in the USA: Jackie Chan in translation
Kenneth Branagh: Shakespearean film, cultural capital and star status
'Baby I'm a star': Towards a political economy of the actor formally known as Prince
Cynthia Rothrock: From the ghetto of exploitation
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ISBN: 9780719056451
ISBN-10: 0719056454
Series: Inside Popular Film
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd April 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.27