The Advocate

At least two of those women were gay themselves, according to Foster's new
biography of his sister, actor Jodie Foster. In Foster Child: A Biography of Jodie
Foster, Buddy reveals that the father figure of his early years was his mother's
lesbian ...





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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

The Actress

The intertextual case studies of Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Jodie Foster,
Angela Bassett, and Gwyneth Paltrow that compose Part II of the book involve an
analysis of the interaction among these stars' career trajectories, the elements of

Author: Karen Hollinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135205898

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star investigates the contemporary film actress both as an artist and as an ideological construct. Divided into two sections, The Actress first examines the major issues in studying film acting, stardom, and the Hollywood actress. Combining theories of screen acting and of film stardom, The Actress presents a synthesis of methodologies and offers the student and scholar a new approach to these two subjects of study.

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Sensing the Past

or most of my life I've been afraid of Jodie Foster. Like a lot of fears, this one is
grounded in attraction. Certainly there are plenty of reasons to be drawn to Foster
, among them talent, intelligence, and a skillfully managed public persona in
which ...

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199927661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Sensing the Past explores perennial themes in American culture as manifested through the works of six of Hollywood's biggest movies stars: Clint Eastwood, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Jodie Foster.

Stalkers and Their Victims

Hinkley had developed an intense and preoccupying infatuation with American
actress Jodie Foster and had claimed that his desire to attract her attention lay
behind the attack on the President . He is reported as writing ' Jodie I would ...

Author: Paul E. Mullen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669502

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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This highly practical, informative account is a must for anyone who deals with stalkers and their victims.

Film and Television Stardom

“Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute.” TNT. 17
Oct. 1999. Horyn, Cathy. “I'm Wearing...Fill in the Blank.” New York Times 25 Mar.
2002: B5. “Jodie Foster.” Biography Sept. 2001: 37. “Jodie Foster: Best Dressed.

Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 390

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Film and Television Stardom examines film and television stars as a collectively complex, intriguing social phenomenon from the early twentieth century to the present day. Its range of topics includes (but is certainly not limited to) the emergence and historical development of the star system, silent-film stardom, stardom and media spectatorship, stardom and consumption, stardom and the paparazzi, reality-television “stars,” stars in the news, and studies of individual stars. In addition to providing numerous new insights and approaches to exploring the phenomenon of film stardom (past and present), its various chapters significantly expand the comparatively nascent body of academic writing that has been devoted to investigating the historical and theoretical aspects of television stardom by focusing on both traditional television programming genres and the more recent phenomenon of reality-television programming. The numerous stars addressed in this book (including Roseanne Barr, Gertrude Berg, Ingrid Bergman, Cher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bette Davis, Jodie Foster, Jerry Lewis, Carmen Miranda, Anita Page, Jessica Simpson, and James Stewart) are analyzed in relation to noteworthy performances in a variety of well-known films (including The Accused, The Broadway Melody, Cinderfella, Citizen Kane, Dark Victory, The Man from Laramie, Persona, and Singin’ in the Rain) and television programs (including Da Ali G Show, The Apprentice, The Goldbergs, Roseanne, and Survivor).

Persuasive Fictions

3. Jodie. Foster. Slays. the. Dragon: The. Accused. and. Rape. in. the. Reel.
World. The Accused (1988) was uniformly presented — by director (Jonathan
Kaplan), stars (Jodie Foster and Kelly McGillis), and screenwriter (Tom Topor) —
as an ...

Author: Anna Wilson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838754821

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 161

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From Mary Wollstonecraft's novels to Thelma and Louise or the prose and films of Audre Lorde, her book documents how the first reception of a feminist work - whether in the 1790s or the 1990s - generates a truly unpredictable history of personal and political responses among readers, including the later critical interpretations that try to decide whether a text successfully "resists" the dominant values and powers of its culture."--BOOK JACKET.

Motherhood Philosophy for Everyone

13 The third article, “Jodie Foster Opens UpAbout Motherhood,” discusses
JodieFoster's experiencesand day today activities as amother. 14 Finally, the
participants read an article discussing Nicole Richie's new role as a mother, how
herlife ...

Author: Sheila Lintott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434143X

Category: Philosophy

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The complex world of motherhood is here unveiled. Covering issues ranging from whether we should occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected challenges and complications of being a mother, Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers. Considers salient philosophical issues relating to pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child Chapters include "The Days and Nights of a New Mother: Existentialism in the Nursery", "The Media Proudly Presents: Lessons' from Celebrity Moms", and "The Off Button: Thought Experiments and Child Control" Contains work from diverse academic perspectives, including economics, psychology, education, English, sociology, women's studies, and theological studies, as well as from nurses and stay-at-home mothers Includes a foreword by Judith Warner, the New York Times columnist ("Domestic Disturbances") and author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

Real Punks Don t Wear Black

THE GREAT WRONG PLACE in a doctor ' s office reading Interview and there
was an article about Jodie Foster , and it seemed like every other paragraph was
some quotation from some person who was identified , an important person in ...

Author: Frank Kogan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820327530

Category: Music

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More than thirty years of the author's commentary on music and culture is sampled in this collection of contentious and perceptive writings that examine such diverse topics as Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Disco, hip-hop, The New York Dolls, Europop, metal, and more. Simultaneous.

Celebrity Readers Famous Actresses

JODIE FOSTER Over the years , Jodie has proven herself to be a great actress .
She has won over 30 awards for her work . They include two Oscars and two
Golden Globes . Playing strong , tough characters is Jodie ' s specialty . In fact ,
both ...


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The Star and Celebrity Confessional

For the love of Jodie Foster: star demystification and national configuration
Gabriel Wettach Department of English and Master of Liberal Arts Program,
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA This essay examines Jodie
Foster's ...

Author: Sean Redmond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317982258

Category: Social Science

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In this book the different manifestations, meanings, and processes of the star and celebrity confessional will be explored. The confessional is taken to be any moment in which a star, celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts that are considered to be authentic, heart-felt, and honest. These confessional encounters can take place in an interview, through performance and presentation events, online, and in ‘unscripted’ encounters. A star may break down in tears, or reveal a previously unknown truth about their private life. However, this authenticity is often found to have been manufactured, or is timed to occur against a new release or product launch. Alternatively, the desire to confess may be seen to draw attention to the centrality of pseudo forms of emotion in contemporary culture and the obsessional behaviour it produces. In this book authors consider acts of confession by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Jade Goody, Britney Spears, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracey Emin, and Russell Crowe.

New American Teenagers

Figure 4.1 Jodie Foster “looks like a boy and talks like a man” as the principal
queer kid of the 1970s Credit: Warner Bros. ... mirror image of Benson's femme
suitor of women's lib.2 In Freaky Friday Foster's queer kid disrupts not only the
family, ...

Author: Barbara Jane Brickman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441176776

Category: Performing Arts

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Taking a closer look at teen film in the 1970s, New American Teenagers uncovers previously marginalized voices that rework the classically male, heterosexual American teenage story. While their parents' era defined the American teenager with the romantic male figure of James Dean, this generation of adolescents offers a dramatically altered picture of transformed gender dynamics, fluid and queered sexuality, and a chilling disregard for the authority of parent, or more specifically, patriarchal culture. Films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween, and Badlands offer a reprieve from the 'straight' developmental narrative, including in the canon of study the changing definition of the American teenager. Barbara Brickman is the first to challenge the neglect of this decade in discussions of teen film by establishing the subversive potential and critical revision possible in the narratives of these new teenage voices, particularly in regards to changing notions of gender and sexuality.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Los Angeles, 1962 Little Man Tate (91), Jodie Foster's first directing job, is a
decent, thoughtful TV-like movie about the ... an absolute liberal regularity that is
the more welcome and endearing from someone who has led Jodie Foster's life.

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101874707

Category: Performing Arts

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For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

Film Stars

15 and Jodie Foster at no . 16 ) ( Ulmer , 1998 ) . Finally , in Premiere's top 100
for 1998 , there are seven actresses as compared to twenty - two actors . The
highestranked actor ( following several executives and directors ) is Tom Cruise
at no ...

Author: Andrew Willis

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056454

Category: Performing Arts

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This book takes as its focus film stars from the past and present, from Hollywood, its margins and beyond and analyzes them through a close consideration of their films and the variety of contexts in which they worked. Essays spread the net wide, looking at past stars from Rosalind Russell and Charlton Heston to present-day stars including Sandra Bullock, Jackie Chan and Jim Carrey, as well as those figures who have earned a certain film star cachet such as Prince, and the martial artist Cynthia Rothrock.

Reception Study

The controversy further escalated when several activists " outed " Jodie Foster . "
Outing " is the recent practice by some people to declare publically that certain
individuals are homosexual or bisexual ' even though those people have not ...

Author: James L. Machor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415926505

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reception study is an important tool for understanding how readers encounter texts and absorb information. This up-to-date selection of the most important published work lays out the principles of reception study and its major theoreticians, and goes on to show how the method is being widely used in areas as varied as cultural studies, African-American studies, and the burgeoning field called the history of the book. This volume presents the only complete account of reception study today.

Film Theory Goes to the Movies

The controversy further escalated when several activists “outed” Jodie Foster. ...
Foster's outing produced in the most vitriolic counter-analysis the claim that
Foster was being outed because she was a strong woman and that she was
being ...

Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135216450

Category: Social Science

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Film Theory Goes to the Movies fills the gap in film theory literature which has failed to analyze high-grossing blockbusters. The contributors in this volume, however, discuss such popular films as The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, Terminator II, Pretty Woman, Truth or Dare, Mystery Train, and Jungle Fever. They employ a variety of critical approaches, from industry analysis to reception study, to close readings informed by feminist, deconstructive and postmodernist theory, as well as recent developments in African American and gay and lesbian criticism. An important introduction to contemporary Hollywood, this anthology will be of interest to those involved in the fields of film theory, literary theory, popular culture, and women's studies.

Up from Invisibility

The Silence of the Lambs had been nominated for most of the major awards, and
the movie and its star Jodie Foster were the focus of both protests and media
handwringing. The Star brought the news to supermarket aisles around the
country ...

Author: Larry Gross

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231529327

Category: Literary Criticism

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A half century ago gay men and lesbians were all but invisible in the media and, in turn, popular culture. With the lesbian and gay liberation movement came a profoundly new sense of homosexual community and empowerment and the emergence of gay people onto the media's stage. And yet even as the mass media have been shifting the terms of our public conversation toward a greater acknowledgment of diversity, does the emerging "visibility" of gay men and women do justice to the complexity and variety of their experience? Or is gay identity manipulated and contrived by media that are unwilling—and perhaps unable—to fully comprehend and honor it? While positive representations of gays and lesbians are a cautious step in the right direction, media expert Larry Gross argues that the entertainment and news media betray a lingering inability to break free from proscribed limitations in order to embrace the complex reality of gay identity. While noting major advances, like the opening of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore—the first gay bookstore in the country—or the rise of The Advocate from small newsletter to influential national paper, Gross takes the measure of somewhat more ambiguous milestones, like the first lesbian kiss on television or the first gay character in a newspaper comic strip.

Trials of Passion

Clearly, too, by any latetwentiethcentury understanding, he was a deranged
stalker, his obsession with Jodie Foster triggering a violent psychosis. Admitted to
hospital, Hinckley's reports concluded that 'his defective reality testing and
impaired ...

Author: Lisa Appignanesi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405515771

Category: History

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This book journeys into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel. When passion is in the picture, what is criminal, what sane, what mad or simply bad? Brighton, 1870: A well-respected spinster infuses chocolate creams with strychnine in order to murder her lover's wife. Paris, 1880: A popular performer stalks her betraying lover through the streets of the city for weeks and finally takes aim. New York, 1906: A millionaire shoots dead a prominent architect in full view of a theatre audience. Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts,this book brings to life a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what is human. An increasingly popular press allowed the public unprecedented insight into accounts of transgressive sexuality,savage jealousy and forbidden desires. With great story-telling flair, Lisa Appignanesi teases out the vagaries of passion and the clashes between the law and the clinic as they stumble towards a (sometimes reviled) collaboration. Sexual etiquette and class roles, attitudes to love, madness and gender, notions of respectability and honour, insanity and lunacy, all are at play in that vital forum in which public opinion is shaped - the theatre of the courtroom.

Hollywood Economics

Seven stars significantly affect the lower decile of revenue: Sandra Bullock, Jim
Carrey, Jodie Foster, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand affect if positively,
and Val Kilmer and Winona Ryder affect if negatively, controlling for all of the
other ...

Author: Arthur De Vany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134382378

Category: Business & Economics

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Just how risky is the movie industry? Is screenwriter William Goldman's claim that "nobody knows anything" really true? Can a star and a big opening change a movie's risks and return? Do studio executives really earn their huge paychecks? These and many other questions are answered in Hollywood Economics. The book uses powerful analytical models to uncover the wild uncertainty that shapes the industry. The centerpiece of the analysis is the unpredictable and often chaotic dynamic behaviour of motion picture audiences. This unique and important book will be of interest to students and researchers involved in the economics of movies, industrial economics and business studies. The book will also be a real eye-opener for film writers, movie executives, finance and risk management professionals as well as more general movie fans.