Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia's Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic PDF

By Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia

starting with the idea that the biopic is a sort of model and an instance of intermediality, this assortment examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the convergence of other media during this style, along the concurrent problems with constancy and authenticity that accompany this kind. The participants concentrate on sizeable and small monitor biopics of British celebrities from the overdue 20th and twenty-first centuries, getting to their myth-making and myth-breaking power. similar subject matters are the modern British biopic's participation within the construction and intake of celebrated lives, and the biopic's prevalent fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its dating to such kinds because the bio-docudrama. providing case reviews of movie biographies of literary and cultural icons, together with Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Diana Princess of Wales, John Lennon, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Beau Brummel, Carrington and Beatrix Potter, the essays tackle how British id and background are interrogated within the (re)telling and displaying of those lives, and the way the reimagining of well-known lives for the display is prompted through contemporary tactics of producing celebrity.

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