Britain Colonized: Hollywood's Appropriation of British Literature

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Britain Colonized: Hollywood's Appropriation of British Literature

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Britain Colonized analyzes how and why filmmakers use clichéd Hollywood formulas and American cultural standards when adapting British literature. The films discussed in this book are evidence of the way one nation remakes another, often in the image of itself or what it needs the Other to be (as the British Empire once did). Reterritorialization on the part of Hollywood manifests American cultural and capitalist hegemony over the English speaking world. Britain Colonized identifies the phenomena portending the future of British and Anglophone literary and cultural studies as a group of citations appropriated for American ends.

ISBN

978-0-230-12099

Publication Date

12-2011

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Keywords

British Literature, Film Adaptations

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Film and Media Studies | Literature in English, British Isles

Britain Colonized: Hollywood's Appropriation of British Literature

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