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

ISBN-10: 1409461262

ISBN-13: 9781409461265

Beginning with the basis that the biopic is a sort of edition 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 type. The members specialize in significant and small reveal biopics of British celebrities from the past due 20th and twenty-first centuries, getting to their myth-making and myth-breaking capability. similar issues are the modern British biopic's participation within the construction and intake of celebrated lives, and the biopic's known 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 identification and historical past are interrogated within the (re)telling and displaying of those lives, and the way the reimagining of recognized lives for the display is inspired through fresh techniques of producing celebrity.

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