Beyond the Stars: Stock characters in American popular film, Volume 1

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Paul Loukides, Linda K. Fuller
Popular Press, 1990 - 254 pages
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Beyond the Stars contains 20 essays on stock characters, and character conventions which neatly divide into four categories: ethnic and racial stereotyping; social classis; professions; and the idiosyncratic type. Stock figures in American movies are part of our cultural heritage; they deserve an honored place in the literature of film and popular culture.

 

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Contents

Foreword to Teachers and Students
1
American Indians in Popular Films
9
Stepin Fetchit and the Politics of Performance
35
Screen Images of Palestinians in the 1980s
49
The Evolving Image
61
The Hostile Redneck and The American Dream
90
198088
97
The Coach and the Athlete in Football Sports Films
120
Images of NCOs in War Film
146
Images of the Medical Profession in Popular Film
156
The College Professor in Hollywood Film
170
Where the Action
178
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