Singin' in the Rain, 1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly


Larger Than Life

Hollywood's Star System

Age 15 plus
For over 100 years, they have been the commercial backbone of the film industry and it is hard to imagine a world without them: Stars. They are at once a source of revenue for film studios and act as projection screens for society's desires. This lecture will approach them from a variety of angles, discussing the history of the Hollywood star system, defining what makes a star a star, and determining how a star's presence shapes a film's form.

Presented by Stefan Huber