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Film Stardom Myth And Classicism

Author : M. Williams
ISBN : 9781137291493
Genre : Social Science
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Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.

Film Stardom Myth And Classicism

Author : M. Williams
ISBN : 9781137291493
Genre : Social Science
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Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.

Film Stardom Myth And Classicism

Author : Michael Williams
ISBN : 9780230355446
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the golden era of silent movies stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. But why did Hollywood, that most modernity industry, first look back to antiquity as it built its stars? This book presents a unique insight into the origins of screen stardom in the 1910s and 20s to explore how the myth and iconography of ancient Greece and Rome was deployed to create modern Apollo and Venuses of the screen. Drawing from extensive research into studio production files, fan-magazines and the popular reception of stars in America and Britain, this study explores how the sculptural gods of the past enabled the flickering shadows on the screen to seem more present and alive. Classicism permitted films to encode different sexualities for their audience, and present stars who embodied traditions of the Grand Tour for a post-war context where the ruins of past civilisations had become strangely resonant. The book presents detailed discussion of leading players such as Ramon Novarro, Greta Garbo and Rudolph Valentino, and major films such as Ben-Hur and Flesh and the Devil to show how classicism enabled star discourse to transform actors into icons. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as icons for a modern age and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.

Film Stardom And The Ancient Past

Author : Michael Williams
ISBN : 9781137390028
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book offers the first comprehensive exploration of how the ancient past has shaped screen stardom in Hollywood since the silent era. It engages with debates on historical reception, gender and sexuality, nostalgia, authenticity and the uses of the past. Michael Williams gives fresh insights into ‘divinized stardom’, a highly influential and yet understudied phenomenon that predates Hollywood and continues into the digital age. Case studies include Greta Garbo and Mata Hari (1931); Buster Crabbe and the 1930s Olympian body; the marketing of Rita Hayworth as Venus in the 1940s; sculpture and star performance in Oliver Stone’s Alexander (2004); landscape and sexuality in Troy (2004); digital afterimages of stars such as Marilyn Monroe; and the classical body in the contemporary ancient epic genre. The author’s richly layered ‘archaeological’ approach uses detailed textual analysis and archival research to survey the use of the myth and iconography of ancient Greece and Rome in some of stardom’s most popular and fascinating incarnations. This interdisciplinary study will be significant for anyone interested in star studies, film and cultural history, and classical reception.

The Ancient World In Silent Cinema

Author : Pantelis Michelakis
ISBN : 9781107016101
Genre : History
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The first systematic attempt to focus on the instrumental role of silent cinema in early twentieth-century conceptualizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. It is located at the intersection of film studies, classics, Bible studies and cultural studies.

Ivor Novello Screen Idol

Author : Michael Williams
ISBN : UOM:39015057647888
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume examines how British film magazines shaped Novello's star persona, while classical Greek imagery and myth informed his iconography. It also examines Novello in relation to a number of issues: the trauma of World War I, gender and sexuality, and the development of British silent films.

Film

Author : Maria Pramaggiore
ISBN : 1856694429
Genre : Cinematography
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"This book is aimed at students of film studies and general readers interested in a comprehensive introduction to the field. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and film criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively about film. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics." "Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical, and economic contexts."--BOOK JACKET.

British Silent Cinema And The Great War

Author : M. Hammond
ISBN : 9780230321663
Genre : Performing Arts
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This innovative book presents for the first time detailed histories of the impact of the Great War on British cinema in the silent period, from actual war footage to fiction filmmaking. In doing so it explores how cinema helped to shape the public memory of the war during the 1920s.

A Town Of Empty Rooms

Author : Karen Bender
ISBN : 9781619020696
Genre : Fiction
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Estranged and grieving separately after painful losses, Serena and Dan Shine are forced away from their New York City home and resettle in a North Carolina community where Serena becomes enmeshed with a small Jewish congregation and Dan and their young son are drawn into the Boy Scouts by a mysterious neighbor who possesses a dark agenda. 15,000 first printing.

European Cinema

Author : Thomas Elsaesser
ISBN : 9789053565940
Genre : Performing Arts
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'European Cinema in Crisis' examines the conflicting terminologies that have dominated the discussion of the future of European film-making. It takes a fresh look at the ideological agendas, from 'avante-garde cinema' to the high/low culture debate and the fate of popular European cinema.

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