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  • n. Plural form of retelling.


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  • And it also does something I love in retellings of old tales, something I think Neil is excellent at: it explores the emotions, the motivations and the inner lives of the characters.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • One could put this call under "retellings", similar to my blog entry about making the familiar fresh but with some of the less popular myths, one could debate familiarity.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • And of course, given my long and devoted love, I've come to several conclusions about what makes for the best kind of retellings, or indeed, what even constitutes a "retelling" as opposed to an "adaptation" or a "reboot."

    Diana Peterfreund

  • And in the situation of a small tribal group that so strongly feels their stories are sacrosanct (even to the point that "retellings" and "references" are frowned upon) I'd be inclined simply to respect that and avoid those legends whether I thought they had a valid moral or legal claim or not.


  • These "retellings" are to the Grimms what Cliffs Notes are to Shakespeare.)

    Becoming Little Red Riding Hood

  • This grim tale has lent itself well to retellings across the years, in German pamphlets, broadsides, plays and, later, books and movies that were not necessarily anti-Semitic.

    Bigotry at the Box Office

  • But as proved by the retrospective of her photographs, sculptures and paintings now occupying the Whitney Museum's third floor, her entire parsimonious output of roughly 35 works over the last 30 years has been devoted to elegant retellings of this same dumb joke.

    Duchamp Redux

  • Even Al Gore, in his book "Earth in the Balance," quotes the whole speech, though he nods toward the controversy by suggesting—rather limply—that "the power of his response has survived numerous translations and retellings."

    Houdini, Crop Circles and the Need to Believe

  • The Arthurian legend is an interesting one that has seen and continues to see countless retellings, due to the fact that there is very little evidence proving the existence of a warrior king known as Arthur; mentions of Merlin and Guenevere are even rarer, while Lancelot is a complete fabrication by Chrétien de Troyes in the twelfth century.

    2010 February 19 « The BookBanter Blog

  • In contrast to later retellings, there's no time and no tension between Dick's first encounter with Batman and his decision to join in the war on crime as Robin.

    Featuring “the Sensational Character Find”


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