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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.
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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, magazines, and advertising--as well as critical texts--Richard Dyer analyzes the historical, ideological, and aesthetic significance of stars, c...