The Post-Movie-Star Era (Blog)
Category: Misc./General Career News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: March 17, 2008 | Publication: Brijit | Author: Stuart Millard
An abstract from 'The Post-Movie-Star Era in Time by Richard Corliss, 24 March 2008
The tanking of all-star vehicles like Charlie Wilson's War and The Good German have Corliss asking whether the concept of a movie star is still relevant. Judging stardom by box office success, 2007's icons were the likes of Gerard Butler and indie breakout Ellen Page, while star-driven films lacked the punch to pull in the crowds. Corliss' piece is ambitious but messy; the Robert Redford-level screen idols he champions hardly lit up the multiplexes with big summer blockbusters even in their heyday, although his definition of movie stardom might differ from readers'.