Some of the issues for narrative that inevitably arrive  in discussing prequels are raised in Umberto Eco's lovely essay "The Myth of Superman."  He's  writing about the comic book--and before the Superman franchise began reinventing itself with new "continuities"--but the points raised are generally applicable to serial fiction (Eco also discusses other examples) and by extension to the issues of prequels.
Don Larsson
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Laird, Karen Elaine (UMC-Student)
Sent: Thu 10/13/2005 6:21 PM
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] prequels

Can anyone recommend any books or articles about prequels?


Karen Laird

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