On publication in 1980, STARS was the first attempt to bring together various critical and theoretical approaches to the phenomenon of stardom. This revised edition features a new, supplementary chapter by Paul McDonald, which traces developments in the study of stardom since Dyer's text first appeared. 40 illustrations.
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Review: Stars: New EditionUser Review - Belinda - Goodreads
This book really needs no review - it's a seminal work in star studies and must be one of the most quoted film studies books ever. It inspired my own interest in star studies and is incredibly influential in my research. Another must-read for any film scholars. Read full review
Review: Stars: New EditionUser Review - Elisabeth - Goodreads
Certainly a great reference book for those who want to have a more acadamic look into the world of "Old" Hollywood and how it stands up against the Hollywood we have today. (Which in my opinion, and Mr. Dyer appears to agree with me, pails in comparison) Read full review