Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic by Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia,Maddalena, Dr

By Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia,Maddalena, Dr Pennacchia,Márta, Dr Minier

Beginning with the idea that the biopic is a sort of version and an instance of intermediality, this assortment examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the convergence of alternative media during this style, along the concurrent problems with constancy and authenticity that accompany this manner. The individuals specialise in huge and small monitor biopics of British celebrities from the past due 20th and twenty-first centuries, getting to their myth-making and myth-breaking strength. comparable subject matters are the modern British biopic's participation within the creation and intake of celebrated lives, and the biopic's frequent fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its dating to such varieties because the bio-docudrama. supplying 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 identification and history are interrogated within the (re)telling and exhibiting of those lives, and the way the reimagining of well-known lives for the reveal is encouraged by means of fresh strategies of producing celebrity.

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