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The Resource Panel to the screen : style, American film, and comic books during the blockbuster era, Drew Morton

Panel to the screen : style, American film, and comic books during the blockbuster era, Drew Morton

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Panel to the screen : style, American film, and comic books during the blockbuster era
Title
Panel to the screen
Title remainder
style, American film, and comic books during the blockbuster era
Statement of responsibility
Drew Morton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted components of their source materials' visual style. The screen has been fractured into panels, the photographic has given way to the graphic, and the steady rhythm of cinematic time has evolved into a far more malleable element. In other words, films have begun to look like comics. Yet, this interplay also occurs in the other direction. In order to retain cultural relevancy, comic books have begun to look like films. Frank Miller's original Sin City comics are indebted to film noir while Stephen King's The Dark Tower series could be a Sergio Leone spaghetti western translated onto paper. Film and comic books continuously lean on one another to reimagine their formal attributes and stylistic possibilities. In Panel to the Screen, Drew Morton examines this dialogue in its intersecting and rapidly changing cultural, technological, and industrial contexts. Early on, many questioned the prospect of a "low" art form suited for children translating into "high" art material capable of drawing colossal box office takes. Now the naysayers are as quiet as the queued crowds at Comic-Cons are massive. Morton provides a nuanced account of this phenomenon by using formal analysis of the texts in a real-world context of studio budgets, grosses, and audience reception"--
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1983-
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Morton, Drew
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Film adaptations
  • Motion pictures and comic books
  • Comic strip characters in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Comic strip characters in motion pictures
  • Film adaptations
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures and comic books
  • Motion pictures
  • Superhero films
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • United States
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Panel to the screen : style, American film, and comic books during the blockbuster era, Drew Morton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-219) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : comics are in right now -- Part one. Definitions and historical context. "It's perfect. It looks just like the book!" : Scott Pilgrim, stylistic remediation, and transmedia style -- Camp, verisimilitude, noir, and neon : the historical evolution towards stylistic remediation -- Part two. Remediation in comic adaptations. The dread of sitting through dailies that look like comic strips : graphical remediation in Dick Tracy (1990) and the remediation of the multiframe in Hulk (2003) -- "He cared more about the appeasement of fanboys..." : spatiotemporal remediation in 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) and textual remediation in American splendor (2003) -- Part three. Remediation beyond comic adaptations. Derived from comic strip graphics : remediation beyond comic book adaptations in The matrix (1999), The good, the bad, and the ugly (1966), and The dark tower : the gunslinger born (2007) -- "There, that looks much better" : the joker, Sin city, The spirit, and the dialogical process of remediation -- Conclusion : comics are in right now?
Control code
966592096
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9781496809780
Lccn
2016020358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026720981
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)966592096
Label
Panel to the screen : style, American film, and comic books during the blockbuster era, Drew Morton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : comics are in right now -- Part one. Definitions and historical context. "It's perfect. It looks just like the book!" : Scott Pilgrim, stylistic remediation, and transmedia style -- Camp, verisimilitude, noir, and neon : the historical evolution towards stylistic remediation -- Part two. Remediation in comic adaptations. The dread of sitting through dailies that look like comic strips : graphical remediation in Dick Tracy (1990) and the remediation of the multiframe in Hulk (2003) -- "He cared more about the appeasement of fanboys..." : spatiotemporal remediation in 300 (2006) and Watchmen (2009) and textual remediation in American splendor (2003) -- Part three. Remediation beyond comic adaptations. Derived from comic strip graphics : remediation beyond comic book adaptations in The matrix (1999), The good, the bad, and the ugly (1966), and The dark tower : the gunslinger born (2007) -- "There, that looks much better" : the joker, Sin city, The spirit, and the dialogical process of remediation -- Conclusion : comics are in right now?
Control code
966592096
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 226 pages
Isbn
9781496809780
Lccn
2016020358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026720981
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)966592096

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