Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame

Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame

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How—and why—do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars’ images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us?


Ty Burr, film critic for The Boston Globe, answers these questions in this lively and fascinating anecdotal history of stardom, with all its blessings and… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

It’s the mark of a valuable, provocative book that it can make us laugh, think and argue about the starry contradictions that are so profound a part of our lives, whether we like to acknowledge their importance or not.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (September 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 4.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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