A Star is Born: The Moment an Actress becomes an Icon

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Head of Zeus, 30 sep. 2015 - 400 pagina's

Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve... Feted, adored and desired, successful movie actresses are icons of modern culture. But what was it that made them true stars? Was it looks, talent, drive, personality – or just plain luck? What was the first captivating image or unforgettable line that etched them indelibly on our collective memory – and transformed the screen actress of the passing movie credit into the screen goddess of eternal legend?

In a sequence of elegant pen-portraits, George Tiffin takes a microscope to the movies and the moments that established 75 female icons of cinema. These penportraits are supplemented by quotes, notes and anecdotes, including script excerpts from key scenes.

From Oscar-winners to ingénues, and from grande dames to femmes fatales, A STAR IS BORN is a seductive celebration of the eternal feminine at the heart of the movie business – and an informal and engaging history of cinema itself.

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Whether it's virginal silent film star Lillian Gish, wisecracking Jean Harlow, or sultry Forties pinup stars Rita Hayworth or Ava Gardner, the audiences of each era elevate certain actresses to iconic ... Volledige review lezen

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Inhoudsopgave

ULLMANN Persona 1966
DEDICATION
GRETA GARBO Mata Hari 1931
GINGER ROGERS Flying Down to Rio 1933
KATHARINE HEPBURN The Philadelphia
DEBORAH KERR Black Narcissus 1947
MARILYN MONROE Some Like it Hot 1959
A Suitable Case
HELEN MIRREN The Long Good Friday 1980
NICOLE KIDMAN Dead Calm 1989
JULIANNE MOORE Boogie Nights 1997
SCARLETT JOHANSSON Lost in Translation
NATALIE PORTMAN Closer 2004
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ABOUT A STAR IS BORN REVIEWS
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George Tiffin is a writer and film-maker who has travelled from Siberia to the Seychelles shooting and directing music videos and commercials. He is the author of ALL THE BEST LINES, and the thriller MERCY ALEXANDER.

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