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Text, paratext and subtext: reading 'Mildred Pierce' as maternal melodrama

Text, paratext and subtext: reading 'Mildred Pierce' as maternal melodrama
Text, paratext and subtext: reading 'Mildred Pierce' as maternal melodrama
A study of the relationship between paratextual material and film genre or cycle configuration. Focusing on different versions of 'Mildred Pierce' (novel, film and television miniseries) the article explores the fluid category of maternal melodrama, attempting to account for its cultural significance. The role of the director/auteur Todd Haynes in textual transformation is assessed. Three audio-visual essays are used to highlight methodology, combining critical commentary with the heightened emotion characteristic of the genre
Cook, Pam
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Cook, Pam
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(2015) Text, paratext and subtext: reading 'Mildred Pierce' as maternal melodrama. SEQUENCE: Serial Studies in Media, Film and Music, 2 (2).

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A study of the relationship between paratextual material and film genre or cycle configuration. Focusing on different versions of 'Mildred Pierce' (novel, film and television miniseries) the article explores the fluid category of maternal melodrama, attempting to account for its cultural significance. The role of the director/auteur Todd Haynes in textual transformation is assessed. Three audio-visual essays are used to highlight methodology, combining critical commentary with the heightened emotion characteristic of the genre

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Published date: 23 February 2015
Organisations: Film

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Local EPrints ID: 374769
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374769
PURE UUID: 27d5ef21-2ce7-4287-9078-829c25591ccc

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Date deposited: 02 Mar 2015 10:11
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:23

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Author: Pam Cook

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