Razzle Dazzle: A six-part video essay about fame and the movies
by Aaron Aradillas and Matt Zoller Seitz
Moving Image Source
Razzle Dazzle is a six-part video essay that looks at how movies have examined the many facets of fame (heroism, infamy, and everything in between) and how they have shaped the audience's perception of what fame offers. Chapter 1, "The Pitch," lays out how movies are just one component of an all-consuming media that is constantly shaping the modern image culture. Subsequent chapters look at certain archetypes—the Hero, the Fraud, the Parasite, the Maverick, and the Takeaway—that have become staples of the media cycle.
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