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Introduction: Clooney And Modern Hollywood

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

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... to people, using metaphors such as ‘brand personality’ or ‘brand identity’ to explain how brands communicate. Movie stardom flips that relationship, making the person into a brand, a collection of signs and meanings used to sell films (McDonald...

Cross-Media Stardom: Television/Film

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

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... Michael J. Fox, Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Brad Pitt and Will Smith are just some of the male actors who’ve become bankable film names on the back of television careers (McDonald 2013: 116–18)....

Bringing Entertainment Home: The Consumer Electronics Industry and the VCR

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The videocassette recorder or VCR was the product of two histories, one technological the other social. Technologically the VCR has a very specific history tied to the research and development programmes undertaken in Japan, the US...

Flexible Stardom: Independence/Hollywood

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

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... across media, hire their services out to various employers, appear in films made and circulated by different models of production and distribution, and whose commercial value is deployed across varying tiers of the film market (McDonald...

Conclusion: Video Futures

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Video media – the VCR, videocassettes, videodisc, VCD and DVD – have transformed the time and the spaces of media consumption. The recordability and reproducibility of videocassettes and DVDs have separated audiovisual media content from...

Illicit Business: The Global Economy of Industrialised Video Piracy

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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...‘All rights reserved. No copying. Subject to Applicable Laws.’ ‘Licensed for home viewing only. All other use prohibited.’ ‘WARNING: All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring...

Disc to Digital: From Videodisc to DVD

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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... revenue stream and commenced a research and development programme to produce a videodisc system. MCA developed videodisc as a read-only medium to protect against copyright infringement, which, they argued, was possible with Betamax. David Paul...

Conclusion: ‘The Last Movie Star’

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

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... on working and maintaining their elevated status into their fifties, but eventually they must accept their leading status has gone (McDonald 2013: 30).Clooney’s honest assessment of his own status reflects on the more general age patterning...

Performing Stardom: Actor/Star

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Clooney

British Film Institute, 2019

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... and show (McDonald 2012a; 2012b; and 2013: 183–4). As discussed in the Introduction, film stars and brands are commercial identities; both make distinctive statements in the marketplace by uniting several different products under a singular...

Videocopia: Shaping the US Market in the Digital Age

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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... and Hannah Fruchtman, 2004, US), House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004, China/Hong Kong), Underworld: Evolution (Len Wiseman, 2006, US) and xXx (Rob Cohen, 2002, US) (Netherby and Ault, 2006a). A week later, Lionsgate added Crash (Paul...