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The Hollywood Meme : Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema, Paperback / softback Book

The Hollywood Meme : Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema Paperback / softback


Did you know that a Turkish remake of The Exorcist replaced the Catholicism with Islam? Or that James Bond and Batman team up together in the 1966 Filipino film James Batman? Or that a Bollywood remake of Memento has become one of the biggest box-office successes in India of all time?

The Hollywood Meme is the first comprehensive study of the transnational adaptations of Hollywood movies that have appeared throughout world cinema.

With case studies from the film industries of Turkey, India and the Philippines, Iain Robert Smith shows how reworked versions of Hollywood blockbusters like E.T., The Godfather, Spider-man and Star Wars can complicate prevailing accounts of Hollywood's global impact, and help provide a new model for interrogating transnational flows and exchanges.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781474441339

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