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

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Paul Loukides, Linda K. Fuller
Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1990 - 254 pages

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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