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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


Conclusion

Peter Buse, Núria Triana Toribio, and Andy Willis

in The Cinema of Alex de la Iglesia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071362
eISBN:
9781781700952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071362.003.0038
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a synoptic view on the contributions of Álex de la Inglesia, a unique filmmaker. Jordi Sánchez Navarro, in Freaks en acción notes that de la Iglesia's films address an audience ... More


Making Sense Squared: Iteration and Synthesis in Grant Morrison’s Joker

Mark P. Williams

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Mark P. Williams uses the Joker as a vehicle through which to meditate on “the reader’s own relationship with the superhero form, and the superhero form’s relationship with contemporary modernity.” ... More


The Transplanted Superhero: The Phantom Franchise and Australian Popular Culture

Kevin Patrick

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Phantom (1996) was a feature-film adaptation of the American comic strip character today regarded as a forerunner of the superhero. However, The Phantom film was an American box-office failure ... More


Heroes of Hall H: Global Media Franchises, Doctor Who, and the San Diego Comic-Con as Space for the Transnational Superhero

Lincoln Geraghty

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Following Russell T. Davies’ successful 2005 reboot of the once dead franchise, Doctor Who is now the BBC’s chief television export to the world and a global brand. The Doctor has become a ... More


The Contemporary Incarnation of Thai Superhero Insee Daeng: A Divided Figure in a Divided Nation

Mary J. Ainslie

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter conducts a critical analysis of the 2010 Thai superhero film Insee Daeng (The Red Eagle), the remake and re-launch of a series of 1960s Thai films built around this character, who fights ... More


Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book examines the historical origins and cultural significance of Superman and his fellow American crusaders. It asserts that the superhero seems a direct response to modernity, often fighting ... More


Matinee Buster

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furie, setting out to make a Saturday matinee serial style of adventure film, surfaces with the script for Iron Eagle (1986). Funded by the fledgling Tri-Star Pictures, Furie shoots the film in ... More


Literary Formulas

John G. Cawelti

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents an excerpt from John G. Cawelti’s Adventure, Mystery, Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture (1977). It distinguishes between the two general adventure patterns of ... More


Introduction: “Unmasked at Last!”: Death, Disability, and the Super-Body

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter provides a brief history of the superhero genre. Since its inauguration in 1938's Action Comics #1, the superhero genre has served as a disability and death-denying representational ... More


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