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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


The place of the Advocate General in the procedure of the European Community Courts

Noreen Burrows

in The Advocate General and EC Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199299003
eISBN:
9780191715037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299003.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter discusses the role of the Advocate General in the context of proceedings before the European Court of Justice. Topics covered include procedure in the European Court of Justice (written, ... More


Xerxes Goes to Hollywood

D. S. Levene

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rudolf Maté's The 300 Spartans (1962) was a commercial success and has enjoyed perennial popularity. More people in the 20th-century world acquired an understanding of the Persian Wars from this film ... More


Between Family and the Nation: Gorgo in the Cinema 1

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the representation of Gorgo in two Hollywood productions, The 300 Spartans (1962, directed by Rudolph Maté) and 300 (2007, directed by Zack Snyder). It shows that both cinematic ... More


“He Cared More about the Appeasement of Fanboys …”: Spatiotemporal Remediation in 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) and Textual Remediation in American Splendor (2003)

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/9781496809780.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines spatiotemporal remediation in 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) and textual remediation in American Splendor (2003). More specifically, it explores the comic book panel and the ... More


‘There’s Nothing So Wrong with a Hollywood Script That a Bunch of Giant CGI Scorpions Can’t Solve’: Politics, Computer Generated Images and Camp in the Critical Reception of the Post- Gladiator Historical Epics

Mark Jancovich

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although many historical epics of the 1950s and 1960s are now regarded as cinema classics, their critical reception on their original release was quite different. These films were often seen as ... More


Epic Stumbling Blocks

Saër Maty Bâ

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter challenges the blind spots of the epic film, in what is here termed an ‘epic stumbling block’. Carrying forward ongoing studies of ‘black’ bodies as unchained to conceptions, this ... More


The Anxious Epic and the Qualms of Empire: Conglomerate Overstretch

J. D. Connor

in The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The wave of epics that followed Gladiator—King Arthur, Alexander, Kingdom of Heaven, 300—became think pieces for conglomerate overstretch. The epics of the new millennium weren’t like the roadshows ... More


Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Xerxes, 300, and 300: Rise of an Empire in Iran

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

in Epic Heroes on Screen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies how audiences in a particular location received the movie 300. The author examines how antiheroic constructions of the Persian King Xerxes in 300 and its sequel Rise of an Empire ... More


Ancient (Anti)Heroes on Screen and Ancient Greece Post-9/11

Vincent Tomasso

in Epic Heroes on Screen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at how 9/11 has altered our engagement with classical antiquity. The author examines how the heroes of ancient Greece became antiheroes on screen in a post 9/11 world and how at ... More


The Secret Services Affair

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the legal issues that emerged as a result of the 1984 terrorist hijacking of a bus on its way from Tel Aviv to Ashkelon and the killing of the terrorists involved in the ... More


Torture

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses another Shin Bet scandal-this time on the torture and perjury committed by Shin Bet agents against Israel Defense Forces officer Izat Nafso. This occurred less than a year ... More


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