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Paris Hilton Inc. [videorecording] : the selling of celebrity.
edition
Widescreen
imprint
[Toronto, Ont.] : CBC Documentary Unit, c2007 : CBC Learning [distributor]
description
1 videodisc (ca. 44 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
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imprint
[Toronto, Ont.] : CBC Documentary Unit, c2007 : CBC Learning [distributor]
publisher #
Y8R-07-12
credits note
Written, produced & directed by Cynthia Banks ; written & produced by John Turner ; producer, Rita Kotzia.
general note
Originally broadcast on the CBC series Doc Zone on November 29, 2007.
This DVD does not have scene selection.
performer
Host/narrator: Ann-Marie McDonald.
abstract
"We are drowning in celebrity culture and certainly no tabloid topic has been as big as Paris Hilton ... Famous for doing nothing, she is the ultimate manifestation of our obsession with celebrity culture and the massive profits that it wields ... Being the first with a celebrity scoop has been the stock and trade of the tabloid magazine business, but only in recent years has that competition spilled over into the traditional news business. Pushed by the surging popularity of entertainment and gossip sites on the Internet, the media landscape is being reshaped by the world of "dish." The ethicists may howl, the columnists complain, but viewers rule and the celebrity machine is more than ready to oblige. As long as we are willing to watch and read, who can resist feeding our habit?"--container.
catalogue key
6760204
technical details
DVD.

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