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Transnational Film Remakes
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Transnational Film Remakes

Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis

Abstract

Film remakes are often dismissed within critical discourse as unoriginal, derivative and inferior to their source texts, yet this mode of critique takes on additional layers of meaning when films are remade transnationally as this process raises further issues surrounding national and/or ethnic identity and questions of cultural power. In order to investigate these kinds of complexities, this collection of original essays focuses its attention on the phenomenon of transnational film remakes and the wider social and cultural issues that they raise. What happens when a film is remade in another ... More

Keywords: Transnational film remakes, Film remakes, Global cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474407236
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iain Robert Smith, editor
King's College London

Constantine Verevis, editor
Monash University

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Introduction: Transnational Film Remakes

Iain Robert Smith and Constantine Verevis

Part I Genres and Traditions

Part II Gender and Performance

Part III Auteurs and Critics