Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 April 2004

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719056451

Bookseller Code (06)


Film stars

Hollywood and beyond

Andrew Willis

Published by Manchester University Press

Inside Popular Film MUP

  • Offers a variety of fresh and informed perspectives on this important but sometimes neglected area of film studies
  • Takes as its focus stars from the past and present and analyses them through a close consideration of their films and the variety of contexts in which they worked
  • Reflects on the shifting definition of a 'star' now that reality TV contestants and soap actors are being so labelled
  • Ranges across contemporary stars such as Sandra Bullock, Jackie Chan and Jim Carrey, those from Hollywood's past like Clara Bow and Charlton Heston, and those from other arenas, such as Prince and Cynthia Rothrock

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