Hollywood Meme: Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema

Hollywood Meme: Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema

by Iain Robert Smith


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Hollywood Meme: Transnational Adaptations in World Cinema by Iain Robert Smith

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748677467
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Iain Robert Smith is Lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London. He is co-editor of Transnational Film Remakes and Media Across Borders, co-chair of the SCMS Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group, and co-investigator on the AHRC-funded research network Media Across Borders.

Table of Contents


1. Tracing The Hollywood Meme: Towards a Comparative Model of Transnational Adaptation

2. Hollywood and the Popular Cinema of Turkey
2a Uc Dev Adam (1973) // Spiderman
2b Turist Ömer Uzay Yolunda (1973) // Star Trek
2c Seytan (1974) // The Exorcist
2d Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982) // Star Wars

3. Hollywood and the Popular Cinema of the Philippines
3a Dynamite Johnson (1978) // The Six Million Dollar Man
3b For Y'Ur Height Only (1982) // James Bond
3c Alyas Batman en Robin (1993) // Batman
3d Darna: Ang pagbabalik (1994) // Wonder Woman

4. Hollywood and the Popular Cinema of India
4a Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) // E.T.
4b Sarkar (2005) // The Godfather
4c Heyy Babyy (2007) // Three Men and a Baby
4d Ghajini (2008) // Memento


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