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Title The ultimate Stallone reader : Sylvester Stallone as star, icon, auteur / edited by Chris Holmlund
Published London ; New York : Wallflower Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (301 pages) : illustrations, photograph
Contents Introduction : presenting Stallone/Stallone presents / Chris Holmlund -- Staying alive : Stallone, authorship and contemporary Hollywood aesthetics / Paul Ramaeker -- Logic is the cure, meet the disease : the melos of Cobra / Scott Higgins -- I, of the tiger : self and self-obsession in the Rocky series / Eric Lichtenfeld -- Stallone and Hollywood in transition / Mark Gallagher -- Adventures in acting : Stallone the performer / Chris Holmlund -- Stallone's stomach : Cop land and the weight of actorly legitimisation / Paul McDonald -- The Rocky effect : Sylvester Stallone as sport hero / Alexandra Keller & Frazer Ward -- 'Who wouldn't want a body like that?' : masculinity, muscularity and male audiences for the films of Sylvester Stallone / Ian Huffer -- Sylvester Stallone and John Rambo's trek across Asia : politics, performance and American empire / Gina Marchetti -- Stallone, ageing and action authenticity / Yvonne Trasker
Summary Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities? as actor, writer, producer, and director? all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention. Eleven original essays by internationally-known scholars examine Stallone's contributions to mainstream cinema, independent film, and television. This volume also offers innovative approaches to star, gender, and celebrity studies, perf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes filmography: pages 263-276
Notes Print version record
Subject Stallone, Sylvester.
Masculinity in motion pictures.
Motion pictures, American -- History.
Genre/Form Sports films.
Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book
Author Holmlund, Chris, editor
ISBN 0231850646 (electronic bk.)
9780231850643 (electronic bk.)