Contemporary Hollywood Stardom

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Thomas Austin, Martin Barker
Arnold, 2003 - Performing Arts - 300 pages
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Taking account of the major developments in the field of star studies, this book explores the political economy of stardom, questions of performance, the effect on stardom of convergence between the film industry and other leisure industries, and the role of audiences. The book combines a review of current trends with case studies of individual stars enabling students and researchers to widen their knowledge of the field and explore new ways of approaching the star phenomenon.

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Martin Barker is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is author/co-author of 11 books related to Film and Media Studies.
Thomas Austin is Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Sussex and is the author of HOLLYWOOD, HYPE AND AUDIENCES:SELLING AND WATCHING POPULAR FILM IN THE 1990S.
Barker and Austin have worked together previously on FROM ANTZ TO TITANIC:REINVENTING FILM ANALYSIS.

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