From Frank Miller to Zack Snyder, and Return: Contemporary Superhero Comics and Post-Classical Hollywood

Federico Pagello

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-20
    JournalMiranda - Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone
    Volume8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2013

    Keywords

    • Film Adaptation
    • Comic Studies
    • Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
    • American Popular Culture

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