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|Title:||Virtual Metamorphoses: Cosmetic and Cybernetic Revisions of Pygmalion's "Living Doll"||Contributor(s):||O'Sullivan, Jane (author)||Publication Date:||2008||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1345||Abstract:||This paper offers an overview of popular cinematic remakes or re-visions of Ovid's tale of Pygmalion and conducts a close interrogation of three exemplary texts: 'Vertigo' (1958), 'Blade Runner' (1982), and 'Pretty Woman' (1990). Employing a largely feminist and psychoanalytic approach to film analysis, it argues that these narratives detail an essentially fetishistic process of substituting a notionally "real" woman with an ostensibly more manageable version. This process of remaking or making-over is considered in terms of the narrative content of the films and the meta-narrative of textual adaptation, with its associated issues of original versus copy and hierarchies of high and low cultural production.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Arethusa, 41(1), p. 133-156||Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press||Place of Publication:||United States of America||ISSN:||0004-0975
|Field of Research (FOR):||200212 Screen and Media Culture||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/arethusa/v041/41.1osullivan.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 133
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