This short film portrays the story of singer Paul Anka, who rose from obscurity to become the idol of millions of adolescent fans around the world. Taking a candid look at both sides of the footlights, this film examines the marketing machine behind a generation of pop singers. Interviews with Anka and his manager reveal their perspective on the industry.
Ages 14 to 17
Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Popular Culture
Brainstorm student knowledge of Paul Anka. Introduce some of his music. Compare Anka's popularity and hype to a similar recording artist of today. Discuss the ways in which advances in technology have influenced the "star-making process." Explore the reasons why and how such stars are manipulated and created.