A Star Is Born: The Moment an Actress Becomes an Icon (Hardcover)

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A Star Is Born: The Moment an Actress Becomes an Icon By George Tiffin Cover Image


Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve: Feted, adored and desired, successful movie actresses are icons of modern culture. But what was it that made them true stars? Was it looks, talent, drive, personality—or just plain luck? What was the first captivating image or unforgettable line that etched them indelibly on our collective memory, and transformed the screen actress of the passing movie credit into the screen goddess of eternal legend? In a sequence of elegant pen-portraits, George Tiffin takes a microscope to the movies and the moments that established 75 female icons of cinema. These pen-portraits are supplemented by quotes, notes and anecdotes, including script excerpts from key scenes. From Oscar-winners to ingénues, and from grande dames to femmes fatales, A Star Is Born is a seductive celebration of the eternal feminine at the heart of the movie business, and an informal and engaging history of cinema itself.

About the Author

George Tiffin is a writer, filmmaker, and director of music videos and commercials. He is the author of All the Best Lines.

Praise For…

"A brilliant book." —Mail on Sunday on All the Best Lines

 "[A] lavish compilation of one-liners, poster quotes and opening scenes." —Daily Mail on All the Best Lines
Product Details
ISBN: 9781781859377
ISBN-10: 178185937X
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: October 1st, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English