Book Announcement: Hollywood Remakes of Iconic British Films: Class, Gender and Stardom
Hollywood Remakes of Iconic British Films: Class, Gender and Stardom investigates film
remaking from the unique perspective of cross-cultural exchange between two countries who
share a common language and history in film cooperation. Each chapter discusses classic
British films connected by the same star, genre and theme to trace the change from 1960s
optimism to the despondency of the 1970s.
Rasmus scrutinises millennial remakes to show how they transform the representation of
class, gender and stardom to comply with industrial trends and appeal to a twenty-first century
global audience. Case studies include: Alfie (1966; 2004), Bedazzled (1967; 2000), The Italian
Job (1969; 2003), Get Carter (1971; 2000), Sleuth (1972; 2007), The Wicker Man (1973;
2006), and The Limey (1999).
Agnieszka Rasmus is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Studies in Drama,
Theatre and Film, University of Łódź, Poland. She is the author of Filming Shakespeare, from
Metatheatre to Metacinema (2008) and numerous articles on film remakes and adaptations.
For more information, visit: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-hollywood-remakes-of-iconic-british-films.html
Hardback Ł85 | $110 August 2022 176 pages
ISBN: 9781474448789 Also available in ebook
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