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Back to the Future

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robin Stoate

Robin Stoate is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at Newcastle University, UK. He has contributed articles to the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2010

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...This compelling study places ‘Back to the Future’ in the context of Reaganite America, discusses Robert Zemeckis’s film-making technique and its relationship to the ‘New New Hollywood’, explores the film’s attitudes to teen culture...

Conclusion

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... Bourgeois had been working in music hall in France since 1885. As J. Dudley Andrew shows, she “was the mainstay of the Folies-Bergère during its heyday […]. From 1910 to 1940 she was unquestionably France’s dominant performing artist” (18). She...

North America

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I will now turn to the particular circumstances that led to the earliest stardom-building publicity campaign in North America, in part to show that it is both possible and likely that the emergence of film stardom in France was one...

The Series Character and the Star System

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Before the star system emerged, and film audiences came to shows to see specific actors, this character-based series system, in which the characters’ names became a familiar sign of quality and entertainment[,] was a new way to bypass...

Introduction

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In July 1909 none of the film production companies active in Europe and North America were using the identities of the people who routinely performed for their fiction films in their publicity. In this book I will normally use the term...

Causality

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter looks briefly at the attributes that the Linder and Lawrence ‘firsts’ shared for what they tell us about how and why the film star system emerged, and then goes on to point out that a further common factor in their careers...

What Happened Next?

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Kristin Thompson sees the formation of the MPPC and the emergence of the film star system in the US as no coincidence: in agreeing to settle for a steady minority share of the market and in agreeing to price standardisation, the eight MPPC...

The Ontology of Film Stardom

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... Gauntier captured by African Savages”. Advertisement for Kalem, The Pictures 2.35 (15 June 1912), 23. Shail, ‘She looks’, 57 (though in this article I misquoted this advertisement as ending “African Slaves”). Indeed, even in describing...

Europe

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...More work needs to be done […] on comparative national star systems that doesn’t forcibly impose the US paradigm onto other examples.Film scholarship has paid very little attention to the emergence of the film star system in Europe. In his...

The Series Character

Andrew Shail

Andrew Shail is Senior Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the author of The Cinema and the Origins of Literary Modernism (2012) and Back to the Future in the BFI Film Classics series (2010, with Robin Stoate); and editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2011), Neurology and Modernity (2010, with Laura Salisbury), and Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005, with Gillian Howie). His articles have appeared in Film History, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, The Senses & Society, Body & Society, Critical Quarterly, and André Gaudreault et al’s Companion to Early Cinema (2012). He is also the co-editor, with Joe Kember, of the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Origins of the Film Star System : Persona, Publicity and Economics in Early Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The head of Marvel studios has a poster on his office wall that maps out 14 years’ worth of linked superhero films. Up to 2028! We live in the age of the franchiseWhen Tom Lamont wrote this, the returns from the Marvel Cinematic Universe...