Egan, Kate

Cult Film Stardom

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Star-Making, Cult-Making and Forms of Authenticity
Kate Egan, Sarah Thomas

Part I. Connecting ‘Cult’ and ‘Stardom’

2. Cult Movies With and Without Cult Stars: Differentiating Discourses of Stardom
Matt Hills

3. ‘Marginal moments of spectacle’: Character Actors, Cult Stardom and Hollywood Cinema
Sarah Thomas

Part II. Cult Stardom and the Mainstream: Management, Mediation and Negotiation

4. ‘You’re Bill Groundhog-Day-Ghostbusting-Ass Murray’: ‘Mainstream’ Success, Star Agency and Cult Reinvention
Jim Whalley

5. Prisoner of Cool: Chloë Sevigny, Alternative Stardom and Image Management
Jamie Sexton

6. From Behind the Masks to Inside: Acting, Authenticity and the Star Wars Co-Stars
Jason Scott

Part III. Directors, Reputations and Cult Acting

7. Vincent Price and Cult Performance: The Case of Witchfinder General
Justin Smith

8. Hal Hartley’s ‘Look-out-Martin-Donovan’s-in-the-house!’ Shot: The Transformative Cult Indie Star-Director Relationship and Performance ‘Idiolect’
Steven Rawle

9. Cronenberg Connected: Cameo Acting, Cult Stardom and Supertexts
Ernest Mathijs

10. Low-Flying Stars: Cult Stardom in Mumblecore
James Lyons

Part IV. Cult Identities: Gender, Bodies and Otherness

11. Damaged Beauty: Montgomery Clift, Tragedy and the Redefinition of a Star Image
Karen McNally

12. Forever Emmanuelle: Sylvia Kristel and Soft-Core Cult Stardom
Leila Wimmer

13. A Real Horror Star: Articulating the Extreme Authenticity of Ingrid Pitt
Kate Egan

14. ‘You’re Really a Miniature Bond’: Weng Weng and the Transnational Dimensions of Cult Film Stardom
Iain Robert Smith

Part V. Cult Stardom in Context: Connoisseurship and Film Criticism

15. ‘The Screen’s Number One and Number Two Bogeymen’: The Critical Reception of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in the 1930s and 1940s
Mark Jancovich, Shane Brown

16. Cult Connoisseurship and American Female Stars in the Sixties: Valuing a Few Withered Tits in the Midst of a ‘Mammary Renaissance’
Cynthia Baron, Mark Bernard

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Film and Television Studies, Film History, American Cinema, Genre

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