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The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Liam Burke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed ... More


Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Jan Wahl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Regarded by many filmmakers and critics as one of the greatest directors in cinema history, Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) achieved worldwide acclaim after the debut of his masterpiece, The Passion ... More


Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More


The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker is one of the most recognizable sequential art characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on ... More


Science’s Cinematic Method: Motion Pictures and Scientific Research

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter One examines use of film as a scientific research tool in three fields (human motion studies, physics, biology) in Germany from the 1880s to 1914. It argues that there is a close relationship ... More


Between Observation and Spectatorship: Medicine, Movies, and Mass Culture

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Two examines the use of film as a medical research tool in Germany from the 1890s to 1914. It argues that the advocacy and use of film by medical researchers displayed their ideals and ... More


The Taste of a Nation: Educating the Senses and Sensibilities of Film Spectators

Scott Curtis

in The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three examines the use of film as an educational tool in Germany from 1907 to 1914. It argues that film reformers borrowed conceptions of spectatorship from expert understandings of child ... More


Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era

Brigitta B. Wagner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691715
eISBN:
9781452953595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691715.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Berlin Replayed explores the role of film revival and production in the construction of Berlin’s city image and film geographies at several distinct moments in history: the ‘Golden’ Twenties, the ... More


Introduction

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This Introduction traces the history of today’s comic book film adaptation trend back to the earliest days of cinema with Louis Lumière’s 1895 film L’Arroseur Arrosé. It outlines the scope of the ... More


Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Richard J. Meyer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the story of the “Emperor of Film”, who dominated the golden age of Chinese silent movies. Jin Yan achieved his greatest stardom in the 1930s, when women literally threw themselves at ... More


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