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Razzle Dazzle, Part 1 (“The Pitch”) and Part 2 (“The Hero”)

The six-part video essay Razzle Dazzle looks at how movies have examined the many facets of fame.

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The six-part video essay Razzle Dazzle 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. These first two chapters lay 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 Fraud,” “The Parasite,” “The Maverick,” and “The Takeaway”—that have become staples of the media cycle. See the videos in their original context Moving Image Source here and here.

This article was originally published on The House Next Door.

Aaron Aradillas

Aaron is a San Antonio-based film critic and journalist, and a writer-producer of video essays.

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