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    Pop Stars on Film: popular culture in a global market

    Fairclough, Kirsty (Ed.) and Wood, Jason (Ed.) (2023) Pop Stars on Film: popular culture in a global market. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781501372513 (hardback); 9781501372520 (ebook); 9781501372537 (ebook)

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    Pop stars have provided audiences with performative moments that have become ingrained in popular consciousness. They are a lens through which deeper understandings about race, gender, politics, history and the artistic process can be understood. When combined with the most affective of mediums – cinema, the combination can be both thrilling and alarming. From the relatively early days of cinema, figures from the world of popular music have made forays into acting and contributed cameo appearances. From Little Richard and Kylie Minogue to Nick Cave and Tom Waits, Pop Stars On Film: Popular Culture in a Global Market offers a collection of essays on some of the most influential international performances from a diverse range of cultural icons. The book considers industry shifts, access and diversity, but also the notion of cultural appropriation, audience appeal, marketing and demographics. Perhaps most importantly, the publication will look at what happens when cultures collide and coalesce.

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