More Views

New

George Clooney George Clooney

Be the first to review this product

Paul McDonald's study of the actor, filmmaker and activist situates George Clooney in the context of contemporary Hollywood celebrity culture, but argues that Clooney's star persona also evokes the golden age of Hollywood film stardom

Paul McDonald's study of the actor, filmmaker and activist situates George Clooney in the context of contemporary Hollywood celebrity culture, but argues that Clooney's star persona also evokes the golden age of Hollywood film stardom

£18.99

Description

Details

Paul McDonald's study of the actor-filmmaker George Clooney traces the star's career, from his role in the hit television medical drama ER to his dual screen persona, allowing him to move seamlessly from commercial hits such as Out of Sight (1998) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) to more offbeat roles in such films as Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). McDonald also considers Clooney's political activism and his roles in such explicity political films as Three Kings (1999) and Syriana (2005), as well as his work as a producer of films including Argo (2012) and as director of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002); Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Suburbicon (2017) among others.

McDonald places Clooney in the context of the Hollywood star system, considering the argument that Clooney's star persona has many similarities with that of classical Hollywood movie stars such as Cary Grant, but also addresses Clooney as a very 21st century transmedia celebrity.

Paul McDonald's study of the actor-filmmaker George Clooney traces the star's career, from his role in the hit television medical drama ER to his dual screen persona, allowing him to move seamlessly from commercial hits such as Out of Sight (1998) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) to more offbeat roles in such films as Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). McDonald also considers Clooney's political activism and his roles in such explicity political films as Three Kings (1999) and Syriana (2005), as well as his work as a producer of films including Argo (2012) and as director of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002); Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Suburbicon (2017) among others.

McDonald places Clooney in the context of the Hollywood star system, considering the argument that Clooney's star persona has many similarities with that of classical Hollywood movie stars such as Cary Grant, but also addresses Clooney as a very 21st century transmedia celebrity.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 9781844574940
Author(s) Paul McDonald
Publisher(s) BFI
Format Paperback
Original publication date May 2019
Number of pages 216

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Tags

You may also be interested in the following product(s)