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

By Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia

starting with the basis that the biopic is a kind of variation 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 specialise in titanic and small display biopics of British celebrities from the past due 20th and twenty-first centuries, getting to their myth-making and myth-breaking capability. comparable themes are the modern British biopic's participation within the construction and intake of celebrated lives, and the biopic's primary fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its courting to such varieties because the bio-docudrama. delivering case experiences 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 handle 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 via fresh strategies of producing celebrity.

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