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Starsuckers

Synopsis

This is entertaining and controversial film about something that fascinates us all - even if some of us are loath to admit it – Fame. This film explores the psychological reasons behind the unstoppable rise of the power of celebrity, the media’s need to capitalise on it, and reveals its impact on the world as we know it.

Celebrity has reached into every corner of our world. It has come to dominate the media and many of the choices that we make in our lives. We are watching a generation of children growing up captivated by the world of celebrity and the desire for fame, and this documentary asks the question of what the consequence of that may be.

In this film it is the stars who are the extras, we glimpse Jude Law and Mick Jagger, but it is the faces in the crowd whose stories we follow, the focus being on the ordinary people who have been swept up in the celebrity machine and the deep psychological reasons behind their obsession. Crucially, the film examines how the media is enhancing the spell of celebrity, and it explains how vast media corporations are profiting from manipulating our inescapable human instincts.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Director
Chris Atkins
Producer
Victoria Hollingsworth, Katie Green
Co-Producer
Victoria Hollingsworth, Katie Green
Editor
Nick Fenton
Screenwriter
Chris Atkins
Director of Photography
Chris Smith
Music
Vincent Watts

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Production Company

S2S Productions
The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
UK

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