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La Dolce Vita and the Ontology of Celebrity

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University of Portsmouth

Portland Building

Portland Street

Portsmouth

PO1 3AH

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​A​ public lecture by​ ​​​Richard Dyer, ​Professor of Film Studies, ​Kings College London

La Dolce Vita is a film about celebrity made in 1960 just as celebrity culture was becoming a cultural dominant of our times. It anatomises the categories of people who become celebrities and displays the manufacture of celebrity. Above all, in its strategies of casting and its aesthetic exuberance, it plays on the ambiguities of celebrity, notably whether this is an inherent quality or a media construction and whether it is something to be despised or celebrated.

Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Time: ​ ​6-7​​ pm, followed by a drinks reception

Venue:​​​ ​​​Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS)


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