Part of the legend: Myth-making and story-telling in anime and live action film

Thurner, M 2017, 'Part of the legend: Myth-making and story-telling in anime and live action film', in Proceedings from the 1st North Bellarine Film Festival Symposium 2017 (Screen Thought: Volume 2, Number 1, 2017), Arlington, North Bellarine, 16-18 November 2017, pp. 1-17.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Part of the legend: Myth-making and story-telling in anime and live action film
Author(s) Thurner, M
Year 2017
Conference name 1st North Bellarine Film Festival Symposium 2017
Conference location Arlington, North Bellarine
Conference dates 16-18 November 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings from the 1st North Bellarine Film Festival Symposium 2017 (Screen Thought: Volume 2, Number 1, 2017)
Publisher Screen Thought Journal
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Abstract Many western tales have been appropriated in the anime genre and much has been written on the actualisation of English language fantasy and science fiction stories by Asian films makers. Recently, however, there have been a spate of live action adaptations of well-loved anime films and series and not all are made in Japan. The west has adapted existing anime films such as Ghost in the Shell (dir:Sanders, 2017) with non-Asian stars to mixed critical and popular acclaim. Stories are changed in the retelling with varying levels of sophistication and success. This paper will look at examples of live action adaptations of anime by both western and eastern film-makers and some of the original stories, myths and legends that contribute to the canon. With the release this year of Tokyo Ghoul (2017) and Attack on Titan (dir:Higuchi, 2015), and the proposed live action adaptation of the more lyrical, science fiction romance, Your Name (dir:Sinkai, 2016), the 21st century is fast becoming the age of cross-cultural screen appropriation. This cross cultural, redefinition of stories and film open up a new discourse, at times contentious, for exploration.
Subjects Film and Television
Keyword(s) Adaptation
Anime
Live Action Film
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ISSN 2206-6225
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