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The Ultimate Stallone Reader: Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

Chris Holmlund


Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities — as actor, writer, producer, and director — all while maintaining a monolithic presence. This book gives this icon finally concerted academic attention. Chapters here examine Stallone's contributions to mainstream cinema, independent film, and television. This volume also offers innovative approaches to star, gender, and celebrity studies, performance analysis, genre criticism, industry and reception inquiry, and the q ... More

Keywords: Sylvester Stallone, American film, mainstream cinema, independent film, television, gender, celebrity, genre criticism, auteur

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169813
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Holmlund, editor

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