Authorship and Stardom
Authorship and Stardom ETS 154 - M001
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Date Created: 11/11/15
Authorship Creative expression of individual artist Art in premodern world considered the expression of the divine Art itself considered the medium in which the message is expressed La politque des auteurs doctrine of authors Subsequently adopted in English as auterism or auter theory Originally film critics who became great film makers Argued director is the artistic talent of film Directors constrained by studios scripts etc and they work around these to create their own work Hitchcock in his prime framed as the great entertainer not great director Art cinema films that don t have big commercial market but are made mainly for aesthetics Directors have recognizable themes and structures Sophia Copolla One of the best known female directors in Hollywood Often depicted with father looking up at him and under his guidance highly gendered Women in Hollywood 2013 women accounted for 16 of all directors producers writers cinematography editors Decrease since 2012 2 Stardom The use of popular actors to promote a film and attract an audience Three understandings of stars As popular icon Behind the scenes creating the star Star as a real person paparazzi tries to expose real person Once exposed not private anymore Aspects of a Star Private person unless personally know them you don t know them Worker acting publicity stunts everything goes into making of a star Also products of other people s work agents makeup artists etc Commodity something that can be bought and sold Cultural sign embodies whole set of cultural meanings that circulate in society Aspects of Star Text Films promotes the starcreates their notability Promotional material posters trailers stills press kits Public appearance red carpet Interviews Biographies Press coverage of public and private life stories of charity work and paparazzi Star as intertext popular terms that or phrases that are highly recognizable quotable material from movies Fan culture clubs websites blogs social media Political endorsementspublic service Advertising endorsements Public activites in other mediaarts writing music etc Why Study Stardom The individual power that the star has in society Social identities and categories ex female stars articulate what it means to be a mother Publicprivate what is public and private in society Nature of worklabor con icts over contracts reveal the value of labor Scarlet J ohannson Stardom Began as child actor Went into bigger pictures Romcoms and dramas Now an action star associated with Avengers Her never gets seen only heard Lucy becomes a robot Where technology overcomes her body Under the Skin
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