Julie Christie's prickly relationship with stardom is legendary. This fascinating text provides a comprehensive account of Christie's career, from her emergence in the 1960s to present day. It moves from analysing her star persona, to exploring her performance and her politics, and in doing so raises important questions for the film industry.
Melanie Bell is Associate Professor in Film and Media at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the author of Femininity in the Frame: Women and 1950s British Popular Cinema (2009) and co-editor of British Women's Cinema (2009).
Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- 1. Persona: Becoming 'Julie Christie'.- 2. Performance: The Poetic and the Ironic.- 3. Politics: Feminist Praxis amd Cultural Production.- Coda: Afterglow and Away from Her.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Filmography.- Index.