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“The studies indicate we that we attach ourselves most easily to those with whom we share particular attributes- age, gender, class, nationality- or whose attributes we would most like to share. If we identify so closely with stars as public personalities (rather than as roles they play on the screen), then any humiliation or shame … Continue reading

Caterpillar : Butterfly::Spectacle : Narrative

On pages 20-22, McDonald discusses early cinema, including the Lumiere Brothers & Edison. Watch the famous Lumiere Bros. film “Workers Exiting the Factory” (1895), and consider it in light of McDonald’s arguments.  What does McDonald say about early film and stars?  Why did early cinema not immediately turn to stars?  Does the Lumiere film lend … Continue reading