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Stars, The Film Reader : In Focus: Routledge Film Readers - Lucy Fischer

Stars, The Film Reader

In Focus: Routledge Film Readers

By: Lucy Fischer (Editor), Marcia Landy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th March 2004
ISBN: 9780415278935
Number Of Pages: 318

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From two distinguished academics, Stars: The Film Reader brings together key writings and new perspectives on stars and stardom in cinema including coverage of stars and star systems from Europe and Asia as well as Hollywood, such as Mario Lanza, Oprah Winfrey and Roseanne Barr.

Including contributions from top scholars such as Richard Dyer, the book addresses questions of production, labour and circulation, and examines neglected areas of study such as the Avant-Garde star, the non-American stars, and the question of ethnicity.
Grouped in thematic sections, the articles explore key issues and developments in the study of stardom, providing a comprehensive overview of stardom across the world and in different genres and media.

Re-Forming the Star Canon
Labour and the Commodity Form
Marlene: Modernity, and the Biopic
Action Movie Hysteria, or Eastwood Bound
The European and Asian Popular Cinema Star
Negotiating Exoticism: Hollywood, Film Europe and the Cultural Reception of Anna May Wong
Sophia Loren, Italian Icon
Reigning Stars: The Political Career of South Indian Cinema
Muscles and Subjectivity: A Short History of the Masculine Body in Hong Kong Popular Culture
The Avant-Garde and Underground Star
Performance and Persona in the U.S Avant-Garde: The Case of Maya Deren
Camping with Lady Divine: Star Persona and Parody
Race, Ethnicity and the American Star
Stars and Ethnicity: Hollywood and the United States, 1932-51
Hollywood Exoticism
Paul Robeson: Crossing Over
Opera and Popular CUlture: The Case of Mario Lanza
The Network Television Star
Roseanne: The Unruly Woman as Domestic Goddess
C'mon Girl: Operah Winfrey and the Discourse of Feminine Talk
The Moving Image in Crisis
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ISBN: 9780415278935
ISBN-10: 0415278937
Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 28th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.8  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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