Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema

Stars and Stardom in Brazilian Cinema

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Publisher's Synopsis

Despite the recent explosion of scholarly interest in "star studies," Brazilian film has received comparatively little attention. As this volume demonstrates, however, the richness of Brazilian stardom extends well beyond the ubiquitous Carmen Miranda. Among the studies assembled here are fascinating explorations of figures such as Eliane Lage (the star attraction of São Paulo's Vera Cruz studios), cult horror movie auteur Coffin Joe, and Lázaro Ramos, the most visible Afro-Brazilian actor today. At the same time, contributors interrogate the inner workings of the star system in Brazil, from the pioneering efforts of silent-era actresses to the recent advent of the non-professional movie star.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785338434
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Imprint: Berghahn Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.430981
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 470g
Height: 227mm
Width: 167mm
Spine width: 17mm