By Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia

ISBN-10: 1409461262

ISBN-13: 9781409461265

starting with the idea that the biopic is a kind 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 way. The individuals specialise in gigantic 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 standard fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its dating to such varieties because the bio-docudrama. providing 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 deal with how British identification and background are interrogated within the (re)telling and exhibiting of those lives, and the way the reimagining of well-known lives for the display is encouraged by way of contemporary strategies of producing celebrity.

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