Intimate Strangers: The Culture of Celebrity

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Beginning with the American movie business in the twenties, the noted critic examines modern cultural history, covering film, theater, television, the press, pop music and art, to assess the phenomenon of celebrity and its influence on society

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Richard Schickel, best known as a film critic for Time magazine, has written many books about the movies. Intimate Strangers is his highly regarded interpretation of contemporary American culture.

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Film critic and author Schickel examines the "celebrity system" that pervades popular culture and judges that it has, among other things, confused the realms of public and private life, encouraged fantasizing at the expense of reason, and trivialized and simplified complex issues. "Provocative, disturbing and often brilliant," PW commented.
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