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|CINE 1250 - Screen Icons and Popular Culture|
Examines the construction of the movie star and its function within popular culture. Using film and related media texts from the classic Hollywood era through contemporary celebrity media, the course addresses how the star image provides a source of visual pleasure, fantasy, and identification for the film spectator; how movie stars represent major shifts in cultural values and beliefs throughout the past century about identity, sexuality, race, and class; the significance of the star system in Hollywood and other national cinemas; how today’s Hollywood celebrities are “branded” and incorporated into consumer marketing of popular culture; and how “cult” stars differ from mainstream movie stars in terms of social or political marginality, modes of filmmaking, and genres such as horror, art cinema, or independent American film.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design