Film Critic, in Hanover Event, to Discuss the Allure of Fame (Valley News)


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Burr studied film at Dartmouth and ran the Film Society for a year. He majored in theater with a minor in film, graduating in 1980, the newspaper reports.

Discussing the attitude fans have toward the movie stars they flock to see, Burr tells the Valley News that “it’s a doubled-edged sword. We worship them and resent them. … The audience thinks that stardom is a gift and we give it to them and they should be thankful and grateful. We don’t understand why they don’t appreciate what they’ve got.”

Read the full story, published 11/30/12 in the Valley News.

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