Thursday, May 05, 2005

I don't think that word means what you think it means...

Weekly Variety New Brief Headline:

"STARS ALIGN FOR 'ZODIAC'"

However, here's what follows: "Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo will topline..."

Yeah, wow, that's some major 'star' power there.

2 Comments:

At 10:28 AM, Blogger culfy said...

There's certainly a kind of inflation going on with the word 'star'. Previously it was only rarely applied to the very biggest movie actors - then it became just the lead actors in a film - now it describes anyone who has ever been in the vicinity of a movie (such as in your earlier post on Paris Hilton)

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger Gaftrhjhj said...

That's probably the cleverest headline the copy editor ever thought up. Surely you can't expect him to let facts get in the way.

 

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