Movie Star

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Even though you might not see it at first, The Movie Star seems to do a lot to capture its readers from more then what they might initially think. No matter what Simmons is saying by his sport analogies, movie stats or bold statements about reader’s favorite actors, he seems to be able to easily intrigue you. Simmons clearly seems to know what his audience, from the people that fallow him from his fame in the sports world or if it’s the more pop-culture crowd enjoying the Grantland website. Reading on throughout his article you continue to see his audience that he’s reaching along with in what context his work should be perceived in, Grantland being a big part of that context and contribution to who his audience is. Once he does this, it seems like any demographic of reader that have any interest in movies or celebrities get pulled in to understand his purpose and find out if they agree with his point of view. Throughout Simmons essay, his text in its set context and in combination with his audience, he creates a bold statement while encouraging his readers to think about what Hollywood is really about. Simmons starts his essay with his first of many sport references, in which he refers to a basketball games hype up of the crowd in the arena. He goes on to explain how teams all across the NBA have their own star that they put up there to scream at the crowd. But like in the situation that the Cleveland Cavaliers were put in, they went from having Lebron to Mo Williams. At first when beginning to read the essay I thought this was a weird introduction for his readers to have especially when the essay is called The Movie Star. Once I finished the article though, I saw how it was the perfect way to get the reader ready for what his article was going to be about and in a bigger sense, his purpose.His introduction serves as key example of how even in the NBA, they need to find fill in stars even if they don’t necessarily have one for their fans to feel like they have...
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