What makes a postmodern adaptation?: a case study of The princess bride (Reiner, 1987)

Layburn, Lisa-Marie (2015) What makes a postmodern adaptation?: a case study of The princess bride (Reiner, 1987). MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This Dissertation attempts to investigate the links between the theories of adaptation, genre and the notion of cult. It discusses scholars such as Julie Sanders, Linda Hutcheon, Jack Zipes, Tom Berliner and Ernest Mathijs. The aim of this dissertation is to connect each of the three approaches of analysing films to draw a conclusion upon Fredrick Jamesons’ postmodern suggestion that ‘the subject is dead. Using The Princess Bride (Reiner, 1987) as a case study this dissertation concludes that the process of intertextuality has become the subject.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 09:49
    Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 09:49
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22740

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