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In Pursuit Of Stardom

Author : Tony Hewson
ISBN : 1874739412
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How the intrepid Tony Hewson and two other hopeful cyclists set off to conquer the European racing scene in an old, converted ex-WD ambulance. Variously mistaken for gypsies, terrorists, undertakers, these were our original cash-starved, have-a-go pioneers, who inspired a generation of would-be stars to cross the Channel.

Stars And Stardom In Brazilian Cinema

Author : Tim Bergfelder
ISBN : 9781785332999
Genre : Art
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Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in “star studies,” Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends well beyond the ubiquitous Carmen Miranda. Among the studies assembled here are fascinating explorations of figures such as Eliane Lage (the star attraction of São Paulo’s Vera Cruz studios), cult horror movie auteur Coffin Joe, and Lázaro Ramos, the most visible Afro-Brazilian actor today. At the same time, contributors interrogate the inner workings of the star system in Brazil, from the pioneering efforts of silent-era actresses to the recent advent of the non-professional movie star.

Stars And Stardom In French Cinema

Author : Ginette Vincendeau
ISBN : 9781441130266
Genre : Social Science
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French cinema is second only to Hollywood in the number of its movie stars who have emerged to achieve international fame. France is, in fact, arguably the only country other than the United States to have an international "star system." Yet these glamorous and charismatic stars differ from their U.S. counterparts in that they maintain more freedom to control their own images and often straddle both mainstream and auteur cinema.Ginette Vincendeau, a leading authority on French cinema, analyzes the phenomenon of French film stardom and provides brilliant in-depth studies of the major popular stars of the French cinema: Max Linder, Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Louis de FunFs, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, GTrard Depardieu, and Juliette Binoche. This volume analyzes these stars' images and performance styles in the context of the French film industry, but also in relation to national culture and society. In the country where Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve have modeled for Marianne (the effigy of the Republic) and left-wing politicians have held up Jean Gabin as a role model, Vincendeau examines the unusual relationship between French film stars and national identity.Ginette Vincendeau is professor of film studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author and editor of a number of books on cinema.

Gay Fandom And Crossover Stardom

Author : Michael DeAngelis
ISBN : 0822327384
Genre : Performing Arts
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DIVA case study of James Dean, mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves and how they maintain their appeal to both gay and straight audiences./div

Hollywood Stardom

Author : Paul McDonald
ISBN : 9781118321669
Genre : Performing Arts
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By integrating star studies and film industry studies, HollywoodStardom reveals the inextricable bonds between culture andcommerce in contemporary notions of film stardom. Integrates the traditions of star studies and industry studiesto establish an original and innovative mode of analysis wherebythe ‘star image’ is replaced with the ‘starbrand’ Offers the first extensive analysis of stardom in the‘post-studio’ era Combines genre, narrative, acting, and discourse analysis withaspects of marketing theory and the economic analysis of the filmmarket Draws on an extensive body of research data not previouslydeployed in film scholarship A wide range of star examples are explored including GeorgeClooney, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, WillSmith, and Julia Roberts

Cult Film Stardom

Author : K. Egan
ISBN : 9781137291776
Genre : Performing Arts
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The term 'cult film star' has been employed in popular journalistic writing for the last 25 years, but what makes cult stars distinct from other film stars has rarely been addressed. This collection explores the processes through which film stars/actors become associated with the cult label, from Bill Murray to Ruth Gordon and Ingrid Pitt.

Inclined To Liberty

Author : Louis E. Carabini
ISBN : 9781610164283
Genre : Free enterprise
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Film Stardom Myth And Classicism

Author : M. Williams
ISBN : 9781137291493
Genre : Social Science
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Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.

Taking Fame To Market

Author : B. King
ISBN : 9781137344281
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book explores, from a sociological perspective, the relationship between acting as symbolic work and the commercialization of popular culture. Particular attention is paid to the social conditions that gave rise to stardom in the theatre and cinema, and how shifts in the marketing of stars have impacted upon contemporary celebrity culture.

Rain Or Shine

Author : Cyra McFadden
ISBN : 0803282419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cy Taillon was the molasses-voiced king of rodeo announcers. When he died in 1980, newspapers in the West canonized him as the dean of rodeo and compared him to John Wayne. A reformed rake, handsome and charming and flashy, he was also difficult, often more lovable to the public than to his family. In the thirties he married a spitfire dancer from Arkansas who changed her name from Nedra Ann to Patricia, and they hit the road in pursuit of stardom. Their daughter, Cyra, grew up on the rodeo circuit, traveling all over the West with her free-spirited, hell-raising parents, often eating hamburgers and sleeping in the Packard. She was the mascot, dressed in cowboy gear in spite of her father, who wanted her to look like Shirley Temple. Rain or Shine is the story of Cyra’s complex relationship with her parents and eccentric relatives. She looks back with pride, regret, and humor on family life spent and misspent in the gaudy, gritty world of rodeo.

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