Editor: Christine Holmlund
Editor info: Excellence Professor of Cinema Studies and French
Publication Date: April 2014
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Synopsis: 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. Eleven original essays by internationally-known scholars 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 question of what it means to be an auteur.