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Introduction Performing stardom: star studies in transformation and expansion

Sabrina Qiong Yu

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter aims to provide an overview and assessment of star studies as a vibrant research field in constant revision and expansion since the 1990s. It addresses two key features of stardom – ... More


Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This collection revisits star studies with themes and methods from the latest international research into stardom and fandom across the globe. It challenges the Hollywood-centrism in star studies by ... More


Film stars in the perspective of performance studies: play, liminality and alteration in Chinese Cinema

Yingjin Zhang

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Star studies sees film stars as “structured polysemy” and anticipates a salient system of meaning for us to decode and appreciate. Performance theory treats meaning as “conjunctural” rather than ... More


The Call of the Screen: Niní Marshall and the Radiophonic Stardom of Argentine Cinema

Nilo Couret

in Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296848
eISBN:
9780520969162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296848.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter broadens our understanding of the mediascape during the golden age of Argentine cinema by examining the film and radio stardom of Marina Esther Traverso, “Niní Marshall,” as a case ... More


One of Us?: Disability Drag and the Gaga Enfreakment of Fandom

Krystal Cleary

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Pop musician Lady Gaga has become both symbol of and spokesperson for freaks and outcasts, championing and often embodying cultural difference along lines of sexuality, gender, and dis/ability. Yet ... More


Television programming and the audience

Charlotte De Backer

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Why is television programming all about sex and crime, and why are we, as an audience, so addicted to this? In this chapter we explain how television shows, as modern artifacts, trigger our ... More


Anna Magnani: Voice, Body, Accent

Catherine O’Rawe

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

The screen persona of the Italian star Anna Magnani has generally been read as standing for and speaking to postwar Italian culture via its privileged form, neorealism. The critical topos of her ... More


The Male Body in the Spanish Erotic Films of the 1980s

Alejandro Melero

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the performances of Tony Fuentes in two popular destape films: Deseo carnal/Desire of the Flesh aka Carnal Desire (dir. Manuel Iglesias, 1978) and Jóvenes viciosas/Dirty Young ... More


Impressions of Africa: Desire, Sublimation and Looking ‘Otherwise’ in Three Spanish Colonial Films

Brad Epps

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter starts by connecting 1990s postcolonial film narratives to the ‘jumbled conflux of the exotic and the erotic’ in the three 1940s Spanish films set in Africa: ¡Harka! (dir. Carlos ... More


Sexual Horror Stories: The Eroticisation of Spanish Horror Film (1969–75)

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on 1970s erotic horror films. It reveals how the Spanish film press became highly critical of what it perceived as an exploitative commercialisation of eroticism and sexuality in ... More


Undressing Opus Dei: Reframing the Political Currency of Destape Films

Jorge Pérez

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a revealing analysis of the Opus Dei in the following 1970s Spanish films: Grau’s La trastienda/The Backroom (1976), Yagüe’s Cara al sol que más calienta/Facing the Warmest Sun ... More


Sonorous Flesh: The Visual and Aural Erotics of Skin in Eloy de la Iglesia’s Quinqui Films

Tom Whittaker

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is a study of the erotic content of Eloy de la Iglesia’s quinqui films. Informed by senses-receptor-based film theories, the author reflects on the importance of the visual erotics of ... More


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