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

Beginning with the basis that the biopic is a sort 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 participants specialise in vast 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. comparable themes are the modern British biopic's participation within the creation 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. delivering case reports 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 recognized lives for the monitor is encouraged through contemporary approaches of producing celebrity.

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