Adaptation is spot on.
Best, Norm Holland
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On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Barry Langford <[log in to unmask]>
> I'm searching for examples of a rather specific kind of "metafictional"
> where a fictional narrative which either has been, or is in the process of
> created (written) by one of the characters features directly in the film,
> i.e. as
> an interpolated dramatised sequence, or sequences. I'm not after backstage
> musicals or plays-within-films (e.g., Bullets Over Broadway, Shakespeare
> Love) but fictions whose dramatisation occurs so to speak
> I'd expect that the fiction-within-the-film would have some critical or
> commentary relationship to the frame narrative. However, I'm not looking
> literary pastiches where a given fictive mode is adopted wholesale in a
> narrative ostensibly centring on a writer identified with that mode (e.g.
> Hammett), but texts where the boundary between reality and fiction remains
> clear if porous.
> The writer who obviously and consistently explores the kind of thing I'm
> interested is Dennis Potter (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, etc.). The
> Endings" sequence in New York, New York offers another take on the
> But I'm keen to accumulate further instances - suggestions gratefully
> Thanks in advance, Barry
> Dr Barry Langford
> Senior Lecturer in Film & Television Studies
> Royal Holloway, University of London
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