Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (Rethinking British Cinema) pdf epub fb2

Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (Rethinking British Cinema) by Geoffrey Macnab pdf epub fb2

Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (Rethinking British Cinema) Author: Geoffrey Macnab
Title: Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema (Rethinking British Cinema)
ISBN: 0304333514
ISBN13: 978-0304333516
Other Formats: docx lrf mbr azw
Pages: 232 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (April 1, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1565 kb
Size EPUB version: 1399 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Explores the reasons behind British cinema's failure to create its own stars. The text looks at the way theatre and music hall spawned their stars, and asks why so many of them found the transition to film so awkward. It compares the British star system with that of Hollywood. What sort of contracts were British stars offered? How much were they paid? Who dealt with their publicity? How did Britsh fans regard them? There are essays on key figures (Novello, Fields, Formby, Dors, Bogarde, Mason, Matthews), and assessment of how British stars fared in Hollywood, an analysis of the effects of class and regional prejudice on attempts at British star-making, and a survey of the British comedy tradition, and some of the questions about how genre affected the star system.