Between the Between: Film Adaptations of Novels and the Story of Nezha under Different Times Environments
In the introduction to Handbook of Intermediality: Literature-Image-Sound-Music, Herzogenrath divides the term “intermediality” into “inter” and “medium”, and suggests the literal definition, “between the between” (Herzogenrath 2). Gabriele Rippl believes that the term “intermediality” can be directly explained by means of the phrase “between the between”, which indicates that the locus of the intermedial lies in the space between two media. This has given rise to a major trend in media research. Nezha's triangle against the Dragon King (1979) and Nezha: Birth of The Demon Child (2019), as the adapted films of the same text at different times, combined with intertextuality and defamiliarization theory, are conducive to the research of a specific form of intermediary: film adaptations of novel. Furthermore, new developments such as digital technology will continue to provide new directions for intermedial research in the future. As creators continue to combine and separate diverse media, intermediality studies are likely to increase in relevance over time. Furthermore, new developments such as digital technology will continue to provide new directions for intermedial research in the future with outer changeable times environment.