New Constellations

New Constellations

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American culture changed radically over the course of the 1960s, and the culture of Hollywood was no exception. The film industry began the decade confidently churning out epic spectacles and lavish musicals, but became flummoxed as new aesthetics and modes of production emerged, and low-budget youth pictures like Easy Rider became commercial hits. New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s tells the story of the final glory days of the studio system and changing conceptions of stardom, considering such Hollywood icons as Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman alongside such hallmarks of youth culture as Mia Farrow and Dustin Hoffman. Others, like Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, took advantage of the developing independent and international film markets to craft truly groundbreaking screen personae. And some were simply a€œfamous for being famous, a€ with celebrities like Zsa Zsa Gabor and Edie Sedgwick paving the way for todaya€™s reality stars.... she singles out the use of his image in a 2005 television commercial for the Ford Mustang: a€œThere may be no better match than McQueen and a Mustang. The television ad scored on multiple levelsa€”McQueena#39;s Bullitt character, Frank Bullitt, anbsp;...

Title:New Constellations
Author:Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2012-01-01


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