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15:29 Jul 9, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: le star system
Do we use the same term in English (trouble of living in France - I can't remember things like this in English anymore!)
Sentence for info: Cette association a construit des voies qui irritent le star system parce qu'elles se basent sur une solidarité généreuse.
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 11:18
English translation:the star system
Explanation:
Yes, your memory serves you right! It's a throw back to Hollywood.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/190336/190336402...

The Star System
Hollywood´s Production of Popular Identities
Paul McDonald

"A very good introduction to the topic filling an existing gap in the needs of teachers and students of the subject."–Roberta Pearson, University of Wales, Cardiff

"There is no book out there that does as much to update Richard Dyers classic account."–Jane Gaines, Duke University

The Star System: Hollywood´ s Production of Popular Identities looks at the development and changing organization of the star system in the American film industry. Tracing the popularity of star performers from the early "cinema of attractions" to the Internet universe, Paul McDonald explores the ways in which Hollywood has made and sold its stars. Through focusing on particular historical periods, cases studies of Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Will Smith illustrate the key conditions influencing the star system in silent cinema, the studio era and the New Hollywood.
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 11:18
Grading comment
Thanks - I haven't forgotten everything in my own language then!
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na +8the star system
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): +8
the star system


Explanation:
Yes, your memory serves you right! It's a throw back to Hollywood.

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/190336/190336402...

The Star System
Hollywood´s Production of Popular Identities
Paul McDonald

"A very good introduction to the topic filling an existing gap in the needs of teachers and students of the subject."–Roberta Pearson, University of Wales, Cardiff

"There is no book out there that does as much to update Richard Dyers classic account."–Jane Gaines, Duke University

The Star System: Hollywood´ s Production of Popular Identities looks at the development and changing organization of the star system in the American film industry. Tracing the popularity of star performers from the early "cinema of attractions" to the Internet universe, Paul McDonald explores the ways in which Hollywood has made and sold its stars. Through focusing on particular historical periods, cases studies of Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, James Cagney, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, and Will Smith illustrate the key conditions influencing the star system in silent cinema, the studio era and the New Hollywood.



    Reference: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/190336/190336402...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 11:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Thanks - I haven't forgotten everything in my own language then!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nigel Patterson
21 mins

agree  Lucien Marcelet: no doubt about it star system is correct.
37 mins

agree  Kateabc
2 hrs

agree  Mariana Le Gal: precisely!
3 hrs

agree  amcginnis
3 hrs

agree  Dawn Cuccinello-Cruz
3 hrs

agree  Ritu Bhanot: This is the correct translation according to The New Collins Robert French Dictionary, as well!
5 hrs

agree  bharg
5 hrs
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