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Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

The Making of… Adaptation and the Cultural Imaginary

Authors: Cronin, Jan

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  • First study of “Making of” sites, across a range of visual media, as a genre of cultural artefact
    First study of “Making of” sites, across a range of visual media, as adaptations
    Examines the cultural stakes attendant on how we think about adaptation

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This book explores “Making of” sites as a genre of cultural artefact. Moving beyond “making-of” documentaries, the book analyses novels, drama, film, museum exhibitions and popular studies that re-present the making of culturally loaded film adaptations. It argues that the “Making of” genre operates on an adaptive spectrum, orienting towards and enacting the adaptation of films and their making. The book examines the behaviours that characterise “Making of” sites across visual media; it explores the cultural work done by these sites, why recognition of “Making of” sites as adaptations matters, and why our conception of adaptation matters. Part one focuses on the adaptive domain presented by the “Making of” John Ford’s The Quiet Man. Part two attends to “Making of” Gone with the Wind sites, and concludes with “Making of” The Lord of the Rings texts as the acme of the cultural risks and investments charted in earlier chapters.


About the authors

Jan Cronin is a Senior Lecturer in English in the School of Humanities at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She specializes in Irish Studies, New Zealand literature and Adaptation Studies.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28348-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Making of… Adaptation and the Cultural Imaginary
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28349-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28349-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28348-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 271
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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