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Film Reboots

Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis

Abstract

Bringing together the latest developments in the study of serial formatting practices – remakes, sequels, series – Film Reboots is the first edited collection to specifically focus on the new millennial phenomenon of rebooting. Through a set of vibrant case studies, this collection investigates rebooting as a practice that seeks to remake an entire film series or franchise, with ambitions that are at once respectful and revisionary. Examining such notable examples as Batman, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek, among others, this collection contends with some of the most important features of contempo ... More

Keywords: Film reboots, seriality, film remakes, film sequels, media franchises

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474451369
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451369.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Herbert, editor
University of Michigan

Constantine Verevis, editor
Monash University

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Introduction: Film Reboots

Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis

Part I Industry and Commerce

Part II Structure and Narrative

Part III Politics and Identity

Part IV Fans and Audiences

End Matter