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Remastering the art of French cooking: Adaptation, anamnesis and authenticity in Julie & Julia

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Using questions of fidelity and authenticity as a starting point, this article reads the presence of nostalgia and the longing for authenticity in the complex mise en abyme of adaptations at the heart of the film Julie & Julia (Ephron 2009): the original blog The Julie/Julia Project (2002-2004), the novel Julia & Julia (2005) and Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2001). The study suggests the concept of anamnesis, not re-enactment but remaking, to explain the particular fidelity of this series of adaptations, and argues that this concept helps to articulate the ongoing faith of audiences in authenticity and fidelity.
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Keywords: Julia Child; Julie Powell; adaptation; anamnesis; authenticity; fidelity

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Regina

Publication date: 2012-12-01

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  • Adaptation, or the conversion of oral, historical or fictional narratives into stage drama has been common practice for centuries. In our own time the processes of cross-generic transformation continue to be extremely important in theatre as well as in the film and other media industries. Adaptation and the related areas of translation and intertextuality continue to have a central place in our culture with a profound resonance across our civilisation.
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