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Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986. Dyer's illuminating…

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Cinema's glamor has always been inseparable from star performances and star images. On its first publication in 1980, this book set new standards for critical and theoretical rigor in the field of star studies. Through the intensive examination of films,…

Brief Encounter

by Richard Dyer

|November 11, 2015

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Brief Encounter (1945), adapted from Noel Coward's play Still Life , is a classic of British cinema – a tale of impossible love between a married woman and a man she meets while waiting for a train. Though it's a film made by men, it is the woman's voice we hear…

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White people are not literally or symbolically white; nor are they uniquely virtuous and pure. Racial imagery and racial representation are central to the organisation of the contemporary world but, while there are many studies of images of black and Asian…

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For such a rare phenomenon, serial killing gains a lot of attention on film, often presented as an ever-growing danger, either symptomatic of the times we live in or an abiding feature of human existence. Richard Dyer explores the plethora of assumptions,…

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There is a great deal of pleasure to be gained from the first thirty years of American movies-even without seeing the movies. The Silent Screen is dedicated to guiding readers through some of those pleasures. The book highlights the main events, the leading…

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Contains essays and articles from seventeen noted film studies experts, including Lewis Jacobs, Tom Milne, John Tibbetts, Gaylord Carter, Robert and Helen Merrell Lynd, and Anthony Slide. Chapters provide the reader with a well-rounded view of the societal…

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'The contributors supply skilful overviews of the major critical approaches' Sight and Sound May 1998 international coverage ranges from pre-1930s Europe to contemporary 'Bollywood' musicals first class range of contributors from North America, Europe,…

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"A splendid anthology" -Kevin Brownlow, author of The Parade's Gone By and Hollywood: The Pioneers. This pathbreaking work will become our most valuable resource on the performers of the American silent screen. Hollywood was the new frontier of the 20th century.…

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For around a hundred years up to the Stonewall riots, the word used for gay men was 'queers'. In The Culture of Queers , Richard Dyer traces the contours of queer culture, examining the differences and continuities with the gay culture which succeeded it. Opening…

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L’acteur fut longtemps un mal-aimé des discours savants sur le cinéma : sa présence semblait un matériau précaire, fuyant, offrant peu de prise à l’analyse et à la théorie. Cependant les temps changent et, grâce aux efforts de nombreux critiques et…