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The comic book film adaptation : exploring modern Hollywood's leading genre

Author: Liam P Burke
Publisher: Jackson [Mississippi] : University Press of Mississippi, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st printView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liam P Burke
ISBN: 9781628462036 1628462035
OCLC Number: 955662347
Description: viii, 372 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Liam Burke.

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"By far the most insightful look ever at superheroes in film. It's not about what's been translated from comics to the movies--it's about why it has, how it has, and why it works well enough to Read more...

 
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