Stars: New Edition by Richard Dyer

Stars: New Edition

byRichard Dyer, Paul McDonald

Paperback | April 26, 1998

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$48.04 online 
$48.50
Earn 240 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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, magazines, and advertising--as well as critical texts--Richard Dyer analyzes the historical, ideological, and aesthetic significance of stars, changing the way we understand screen icons. Paying particular attention to Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Jane Fonda, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, and John Wayne, Stars is an indispensable textbook.

This new edition features a supplementary chapter by Paul McDonald that traces developments in star studies since the first appearance of Richard Dyer's classic study. 

About The Author

Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick. Paul McDonald is Senior Lecturer in Media at South Bank University.
Now You See It
Now You See It

by Richard Dyer

$44.79$55.89

Available for download

Not available in stores

Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society
Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society

by Richard Dyer

$40.49$50.56

Available for download

Not available in stores

In The Space Of A Song: The Uses of Song in Film
In The Space Of A Song: The Uses of Song in Film

by Richard Dyer

$44.79$55.89

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Stars: New EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.03 × 0.62 inPublished:April 26, 1998Publisher:British Film Institute

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0851706436

ISBN - 13:9780851706436

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Stars: New Edition

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

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.