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Film Stardom and the Ancient Past. Idols, Artefacts and Epics

Autor: Williams, Michael

Editorial: Palgrave Macmillan

Categoría: Comunicación y cultura

Enlace: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137390011#aboutBook



The first major study of the use of the ancient past in the construction of Hollywood stardom after the silent era
Offers new perspectives on enduringly popular stars such as Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe, alongside less well-known films and stars, such as Buster Crabbe and the pre-Code comedy, Search for Beauty (1934)
Provides a historically rigorous and timely study on the contemporary ancient epic, including discussion of Alexander, Troy, Immortals, and Clash of the Titans, as well as analysis of ‘divinized stardom’ in the digital domain online and in social media
Presents exhaustive archival research and uses a variety of materials -- ranging from film texts, theory, fine art, fan-magazines, to studio production files and promotional materials
Brings together a number of fields both within Film Studies (such as cinema history, star and performance studies, set design, memory studies, genre studies), and beyond, including Art History, Classical Reception and Gender and Queer Studies

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