By Márta Minier,Maddalena Pennacchia,Maddalena, Dr Pennacchia,Márta, Dr Minier
Beginning with the basis that the biopic is a kind 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 kind. The participants specialise in mammoth 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 themes are the modern British biopic's participation within the creation and intake of celebrated lives, and the biopic's commonplace fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its dating to such varieties because the bio-docudrama. supplying case stories 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 background are interrogated within the (re)telling and exhibiting of those lives, and the way the reimagining of recognized lives for the monitor is stimulated via contemporary techniques of producing celebrity.
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