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 kind of edition 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 manner. The participants specialise in immense and small reveal biopics of British celebrities from the past due 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 time-honored fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its dating to such varieties 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 history are interrogated within the (re)telling and displaying of those lives, and the way the reimagining of recognized lives for the monitor is prompted by way of contemporary techniques of producing celebrity.

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