Film and Comic Books ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Ian Gordon

Film and Comic Books

University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: June 2007
ISBN: 9781604738094
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In Film and Comic Books contributors analyze the problems of adapting one medium to another; the translation of comics aesthetics into film; audience expectations, reception, and reaction to comic book-based films; and the adaptation of films into comics.

A wide range of comic/film adaptations are explored, including superheroes (Spider-Man), comic strips (Dick Tracy), realist and autobiographical comics (American Splendor, Ghost World), and photo-montage comics (Mexico's El Santo).

Essayists discuss films beginning with the 1978 Superman. That success led filmmakers to adapt a multitude of comic books for the screen including Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, the Amazing Spider-Man, Blade, and the Incredible Hulk as well as alternative graphic novels such as From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Road to Perdition.

Essayists also discuss recent works from Mexico, France, Germany, and Malaysia.

Essays from Timothy P. Barnard, Michael Cohen, Rayna Denison, Martin Flanagan, Sophie Geoffroy-Menoux, Mel Gibson, Kerry Gough, Jonathan Gray, Craig Hight, Derek Johnson, Pascal Lef?vre, Paul M. Malone, Neil Rae, Aldo J. Regalado, Jan van der Putten, and David Wilt

Ian Gordon is associate professor of history and convenor of American studies at the National University of Singapore. Mark Jancovich is professor of film and television studies at the University of East Anglia. Matthew P. McAllister is associate professor of film, video, and media studies at Pennsylvania State University.

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I don't know to what extent I would recommend this to the casual reader as it isn't your typical light read on the comic and film mediums. I agree with the other review that it lacks a bit of pizzaz but I wasn't expecting writing that you would consider exciting from analysis and critique essays. I am a student of film so I got quite a lot from this collection of essays, and I am sure this will be a valuable resource and reference for coursework essays.
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partial interesting

This is just a mix of all kinds of materials about things that are related to comics and films. Some parts are juiceless and academic, but it is a very interesting read when you are in to films and comics. I haven't read all essays as I'm not really interested in superhero movies or indie stuff. Luckily the essays are about different topics and written by a mix of authors.
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