Film Stardom, Myth and Classicism

The Rise of Hollywood's Gods
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ISBN-13:
9781137291493
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
252
Autor:
M. Williams
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.
Introduction: Olympus Moves to Hollywood PART I: CHARTING THE FIRMAMENT Shadows of Desire: War, Youth and the Classical Vernacular Swanson Venus and Apollo Arlen: Sculpting the Star Body PART II: FLIGHTS TO ANTIQUITY The Flight to Antiquity Ben-Hur (Fred Niblo, 1925) and the Idolisation of Ramon Novarro PART III: UNDYING PASTS 'The Undying Past': Flesh and the Devil (Clarence Brown, 1926). 'A Monument to Youth and Romance': The Death of Rudolph Valentino Conclusion: The End of the Golden Age? Bibliography Index
Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.

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