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Hollywood stardom

Author: Paul McDonald
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
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"By integrating star studies and film industry studies, Hollywood Stardom reveals the inextricable bonds between culture and commerce in contemporary notions of film stardom. Integrates the traditions of star studies and industry studies to establish an original and innovative mode of analysis whereby the 'star image' is replaced with the 'star brand' Offers the first extensive analysis of stardom in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McDonald
ISBN: 9781405179829 1405179821 9781405179836 140517983X
OCLC Number: 805049140
Description: viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Star business. The symbolic commerce of Hollywood stardom --
Star-as-brand --
The extraordinary ordinariness of Tom Hanks --
Star system. Post-studio stardom --
Money and talent --
"The Will Smith business" --
Star performance. Spectacular acts --
Prestige stardom and the awards system --
Starring Julia Roberts --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Academy Award nominees and winners in the actress and actor in a leading role categories, 1990-2009.
Responsibility: Paul McDonald.
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