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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


Epilogue

Stephen Teo

in Director in Action

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Johnnie To's enunciating role as an auteur of genre film through the convention of the happy ending, as a method of drawing certain conclusions about To's achievements to date. ... More


Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Torben Grodal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book provides analysis of how human biology, as well as human culture, determines the ways films are made and experienced. This new approach is called “bioculturalism.” The book shows how ... More


Introduction: The Formation of the Genre

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The science fiction film genre is separate from the irrational or unconscious meanderings of the human mind. In line with this, this book regularly pertains to examples of the genre that can found on ... More


Vernacular Meanings of Genre: The Middle-Class Film

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Japanese film genre known as “middle-class film” (shoshimin eiga), a formative genre in the classical Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s. It first considers genre ... More


Introduction

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The “Introduction” describes the theoretical and practical understanding of what metacinema is and does in the context of Chinese filmmaking. Metacinema is a kind of textual reflexivity that ... More


Gangsters, Champions, and the History of the Boxing Film

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the history of the American boxing film from the coming of sound to the end of the twentieth century. It characterizes the chief cycles of film production in order to explain ... More


Introduction

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of horror cinema. Since its inception, horror has been one of the most universally derided and dismissed of film genres. Yet at the same time it has ... More


Why the Boxing Film?: The Meaningful Structure of the Boxing Film Genre

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter defines the boxing film genre and describes its conventions, including animating conflicts, model plot, major characters and settings, boxing’s mise-en-scène, and the viewer’s typical ... More


Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nordic Genre Film offers a transnational approach to studying contemporary genre production in Nordic cinema. It discusses a range of internationally renowned examples, from Nordic noir such as the ... More


The Question of Genre

David Carter

in Inception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325055
eISBN:
9781800342187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325055.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the genre of Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010). Nolan changed his mind several times about what kind of film he wanted to make. This led him to view the material at ... More


Post-war films 1 – genre and British cinema

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter sheds light on the post-war British film industry and the turn Asquith's career took during these times. He was well established as one of the British cinema's leading directors on the ... More


Hammer Horror as Genre Film

Victoria Grace Walden

in Studying Hammer Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates Hammer horror as genre films. Hammer is renowned for its horror films, despite its breadth of productions including comedies, war films, action-adventures, and thrillers. Its ... More


Genre and Narrative

Emily Hughes

in Studying Talk to Her

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733438
eISBN:
9781800342026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733438.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the genre and narrative of Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her (2002). The narrative of Talk to Her flits between a double- and single-stranded plot line, plays with time with ... More


The Chinese Parrot: Technê-Pop Culture and the Oriental Detective Genre

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the “Oriental Detective” genre in Hollywood cinema during the 1930s and 1940s. Whereas most discussions of the Oriental detective genre have tended to focus on whether or not ... More


Art and Genre in Raging Bull (1980)

Leger Grindon

in Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739886
eISBN:
9781604739893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739886.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the film, Raging Bull. It reviews the film’s production history and reception, and then analyzes the genre conventions governing plot, character, setting/iconography, ... More


Introduction

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). If one were to compile a canon of great science-fiction films, the inclusion of RoboCop would be problematic simply ... More


Whither the Serial Killer Movie?

Philip L. Simpson

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a critical overview of the serial killer film, especially in the light of the subgenre’s intense cultural significance during the 1980s and 1990s and its subsequent descent into ... More


Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and Identity

Frances Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474413091
eISBN:
9781474438452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413091.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rethinking the Teen Movie is the first academic monograph to theorise the construction of identity in the Hollywood Teen Movie, one of the most popular, yet academically overlooked film genres. As ... More


Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Jonathan Haynes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nigeria’s Nollywood is among the world’s largest film industries and is the most powerful expression of contemporary African culture. This book provides an overview of the industry and its history ... More


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