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ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies

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  1. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies The Star System/Technology

  2. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System “We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!”—Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)

  3. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Fred Astaire

  4. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Lauren Bacall

  5. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Warren Beatty

  6. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Ingrid Bergman

  7. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Humphrey Bogart

  8. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Clara Bow

  9. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System

  10. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System George Clooney

  11. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Gary Cooper

  12. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Joan Crawford

  13. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Tom Cruise

  14. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Bette Davis

  15. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Doris Day

  16. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Robert DeNiro

  17. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Leonardo DiCaprio

  18. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Marlene Diedrich

  19. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Clint Eastwood

  20. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Douglas Fairbanks

  21. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Henry Fonda

  22. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Jane Fonda

  23. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Clark Gable

  24. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Greta Garbo

  25. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Lillian Gish

  26. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Cary Grant

  27. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Tom Hanks

  28. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Rita Hayworth

  29. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Audrey Hepburn

  30. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Katherine Hepburn

  31. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Rock Hudson

  32. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Gene Kelly

  33. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Tom Mix

  34. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Marilyn Monroe

  35. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Polla Negri

  36. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Paul Newman

  37. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Jack Nicholson

  38. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Al Pacino

  39. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Mary Pickford

  40. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Robert Redford

  41. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Norma Shearer

  42. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Jimmy Stewart

  43. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Meryl Streep

  44. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Gloria Swanson

  45. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Elizabeth Taylor

  46. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Shirley Temple

  47. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Rudolf Valentino

  48. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System Denzel Washington

  49. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System • The Star Machine • Stardom as a problem for the academic study of film • Study of stardom must be both industrial and psychological • Stars as marketing devices • Stars as “organising presences in cinamatic fictions” • Barthes on mass culture as a system for showing/regulating “desire” • John Ellis: a star is “a performer in a particular medium whose figure enters into subsidiary forms of circulation and feeds back into future formances” • Anne Friedberg: a star is “a particular commoditised person routed through a system of sign with exchange value.” • “For . . . profit to be realised, there must be at least a promise of pleasure. Enjoyment of the star has to be paid for.” • The star is a person, but also a “form of capital, owned either by the studio or the individual, and also a form of raw material. . . .”

  50. ENGL 6750/7750 Film Studies: The Star System • The Star Machine • Hollywood’s task: predictable and inventive • Were stars invented as a marketing device by independent producers, or was film stardom a continuation of an already existing theatre system? • Do stars always properly “represent” a character fully? What if there is a “disjuncture.” • Consider p. 112: how do different acts in famous role yield radically different results? • What is trademark value? • What is insurance value? • How can a star “overturn the delicate balance between static image and narrative flow on which classic Hollywood cinema rests”? • What does it mean to identify with a star? • What happens when a star is read “subversively”? • Is studying stars “banal”?