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  • Nicole Kidman by Pam Cook

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    October 2012, no. 345

    Nicole Kidman by Pam Cook

    Reviewed by
    October 2012, no. 345

    ‘Will the real Nicole Kidman please stand up?’ Many readers will remember that line from the television game show Tell the Truth, in which celebrities were required to guess which of three contestants was the ‘real’ person. Pam Cook tells us that our ‘search for veracity is doomed to failure’ because, in this case, the celebrity’s identity is a fragmentary and contradictory media construct.

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