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Title Cult film stardom : offbeat attractions and processes of cultification / edited by Kate Egan, and Sarah Thomas
Published Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction: Star-Making, Cult-Making and Forms of Authenticity; K. Egan & S. Thomas -- PART I: CONNECTING 'CULT' AND 'STARDOM' -- Cult Movies With and Without Cult Stars: Differentiating Discourses of Stardom; M. Hills -- Marginal Moments of Spectacle: Character Actors, Cult Stardom and Hollywood Cinema; S. Thomas -- PART II: CULT STARDOM AND THE MAINSTREAM: MANAGEMENT, MEDIATION AND NEGOTIATION -- 'You're Bill Groundhog-Day-Ghostbusting-Ass Murray': 'Mainstream' Success, Star Agency and Cult Reinvention; J. Whalley -- Prisoner of Cool: Chlo͡ Sevigny, Alternative Stardom and Image Management; J. Sexton -- From Behind the Masks to Inside: Acting, Authenticity and the Star Wars Co-Stars; J. Scott -- PART III: DIRECTORS, REPUTATIONS AND CULT ACTING -- Vincent Price and Cult Performance: The Case of Witchfinder General; J. Smith -- Hal Hartley's 'Look-out-Martin-Donovan's-in the-house!' shot: The Transformative Cult Indie star-director Relationship and Performance 'idiolect'; S. Rawle -- Cronenberg Connected: Cameo Acting, Cult Stardom and Supertexts; E. Mathijs -- Low-flying Stars: Cult Stardom in Mumblecore; J. Lyons -- PART IV: CULT IDENTITIES: GENDER, BODIES AND OTHERNESS -- Damaged Beauty: Montgomery Clift, Tragedy and the Redefinition of a Star Image; K. McNally -- Forever Emmanuelle: Sylvia Kristel and Soft-core Cult Stardom; L. Wimmer -- A Real Horror Star: Articulating the Extreme Authenticity of Ingrid Pitt; K. Egan -- 'You're really a Miniature Bond': Weng Weng and the Transnational Dimensions of Cult Film Stardom; I.R. Smith -- PART V: CULT STARDOM IN CONTEXT: CONNOISSEURSHIP AND FILM CRITICISM -- 'The Screen's Number One and Number Two Bogeymen': The Critical Reception of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in the 1930s and 1940s; M. Jancovich & S. Brown
Summary "The term "cult film star" has been employed, and used as a common-sense term, in publicity and popular journalistic writing for at least the last twenty-five years. However, what makes cult film stars or actors distinct or different from other film stars has rarely been addressed, with the cult star label often being attributed to particular stars or actors in an imprecise way. This edited collection provides a much-needed overview of the variety of processes through which film stars and actors become associated with the cult label. It brings together chapters from an international group of scholars which focus on a wide range of cult stars and actors, from Montgomery Clift and Bill Murray to Ruth Gordon and Ingrid Pitt. The collection makes important, previously under-explored, connections between two key disciplines within film and media studies: stardom/celebrity studies and cult film studies"-- Provided by publisher
The term 'cult film star' has been employed, and used as a common-sense term, in publicity and popular journalistic writing for at least the last twenty-five years. However, what makes cult film stars or actors distinct or different from other film stars has rarely been addressed, with the cult star label often being attributed to particular stars or actors in an imprecise way. This edited collection provides a much-needed overview of the variety of processes through which film stars and actors become associated with the cult label. It brings together chapters from an international group of scholars which focus on a wide range of cult stars and actors, from Montgomery Clift and Bill Murray to Ruth Gordon and Ingrid Pitt. The collection makes important, previously under-explored, connections between two key disciplines within film and media studies: stardom/celebrity studies and cult film studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Fame.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Genre/Form Subculture films.
Form Electronic book
Author Egan, Kate, 1975-
Thomas, Sarah, 1978-
LC no. 2012034809
ISBN 113729177X (electronic bk.)
128386780X (MyiLibrary)
9781137291776 (electronic bk.)
9781283867801 (MyiLibrary)