Film adaptations of superhero comic-books offer a particularly rich case study to analyse narrative strategies of contemporary Hollywood cinema. The serial structures adopted by the comics they are based on, as well as their use of the spectacular potential of the image, provide a successful model for current audiovisual productions. Without completely abandoning classical techniques, these adaptations try to find a new balance between narrative and digital phantasmagoria. This paper discusses some significant examples of this genre, including adaptations of classical DC and Marvel franchises and more recent series, as well as other comic-book influenced films such as The Matrix and Unbreakable.
|Journal||Miranda - Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2013|
- Film Adaptation
- Comic Studies
- Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
- American Popular Culture