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Free Content ‘Play it Again, Sam’ – intertextuality, authorship and expectations in The Bloody Olive

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Whether early literary adaptations or postmodern, pop culture stuffed millennium movies, cinema has continually showcased its penchant for intertextuality. Simultaneously, genre films have constructed a network of paradigms allowing discerning audiences to expect the previously unexpected. These interconnecting elements are prevalent, and toyed with, throughout short film noir pastiche The Bloody Olive.
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Keywords: adaptation; audience expectations; film noir; genre; intertextuality; paradigms

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Swansea University

Publication date: April 1, 2014

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