The Comic Book Film Adaptation

The Comic Book Film Adaptation

Author: Liam Burke

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626745155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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"There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film." --Mark Waid, Eisner Award-winning writer of Kingdom Come and Daredevil 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 into Hollywood's leading genre. From superheroes to Spartan warriors, The Comic Book Film Adaptation offers the first dedicated study to examine how comic books moved from the fringes of popular culture to the center of mainstream film production. Through in-depth analysis, industry interviews, and audience research, this book charts the cause-and-effect of this influential trend. It considers the cultural traumas, business demands, and digital possibilities that Hollywood faced at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The industry managed to meet these challenges by exploiting comics and their existing audiences. However, studios were caught off-guard when these comic book fans, empowered by digital media, began to influence the success of these adaptations. Nonetheless, filmmakers soon developed strategies to take advantage of this intense fanbase, while codifying the trend into a more lucrative genre, the comic book movie, which appealed to an even wider audience. Central to this vibrant trend is a comic aesthetic in which filmmakers utilize digital filmmaking technologies to engage with the language and conventions of comics like never before. The Comic Book Film Adaptation explores this unique moment in which cinema is stimulated, challenged, and enriched by the once-dismissed medium of comics.
The Comic Book Film Adaptation
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Liam Burke
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-31 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

"There is no better, smarter examination of the relationship between comics and film." --Mark Waid, Eisner Award-winning writer of Kingdom Come and Daredevil 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
The Comic Book Film Adaptation
Language: en
Pages: 372
Authors: Liam Burke
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-31 - Publisher:

The first study of how the comic book moved to the center of Hollywood film production in the twenty-first century
The Comic Book Film Adaptation
Language: en
Pages: 372
Authors: Liam Burke
Categories: Comic strip characters in motion pictures
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-25 - Publisher:

The first study of how the comic book moved to the center of Hollywood film production in the twenty-first century
Film and Comic Books
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ian Gordon, Mark Jancovich, Matthew P. McAllister
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-06 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Contributions by Timothy P. Barnard, Michael Cohen, Rayna Denison, Martin Flanagan, Sophie Geoffroy-Menoux, Mel Gibson, Kerry Gough, Jonathan Gray, Craig Hight, Derek Johnson, Pascal Lefevre, Paul M. Malone, Neil Rae, Aldo J. Regalado, Jan van der Putten, and David Wilt In Film and Comic Books contributors analyze the problems of
Comic Book Film Style
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Dru Jeffries
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Superhero films and comic book adaptations dominate contemporary Hollywood filmmaking, and it is not just the storylines of these blockbuster spectacles that have been influenced by comics. The comic book medium itself has profoundly influenced how movies look and sound today, as well as how viewers approach them as texts.