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America as Wasteland in Detour: Film Noir and the Frankfurt School

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Eight analyzes Edgar Ulmer's classic film noir Detour and its bleak portrait of America as a land of frustrated desires and lost dreams. It explores the affinities between Detour and the ... More


“There, That Looks Much Better”: The Joker, <i>Sin City</i>, <i>The Spirit</i>, and the Dialogical Process of Remediation

Drew Morton

in Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the dialogical aspects of stylistic remediation by focusing on Batman's arch-nemesis the Joker and Frank Miller's Sin City, and The Spirit. It first considers how the graphical ... More


Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Drew Morton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted ... More


Comics Are in Right Now

Drew Morton

in Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496809780
eISBN:
9781496809827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book examines the intricacies of the American film's stylistic remediation of comics. Stylistic remediation refers to the stylistic practice by films (both adaptations of comics and original ... More


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