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Superhero movies

Author: Liam Burke
Publisher: Harpenden : Pocket Essentials, 2008.
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In 1978 Superman made audiences believe a man could fly. Since then, Superhero Movies have shown that man can not only fly, but swing from webs through New York's concrete canyons, turn monstrous shades of green if suitably vexed and dress as giant rodents to safeguard the city streets. Today, there are more Superhero Movies than ever before as the cinematic skies are filled with caped crusaders and nocturnal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burke, Liam.
Superhero movies.
Harpenden : Pocket Essentials, 2008
(DLC) 2008426400
(OCoLC)213449574
Named Person: Stan Lee
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liam Burke
ISBN: 1848396503 9781848396500 1848396503 9781842438244 1842438247
OCLC Number: 270110516
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages) : 1 illustration
Contents: Front Cover; Acknowledgements; Contents; In a Single Bound? Superheroes on Screen; The Last Son of Krypton, Earth's First Superhero; Supermen with Feet of Clay; Vigilante Justice; Family First; Strength in Numbers; Wonder Women; Supernatural Superheroes; Superbad; 'Nuff Said!; Excelsior! A one-on-one with Stan Lee; Index.
Other Titles: Pocket essential superhero movies
Responsibility: Liam Burke.

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In 1978 Superman made audiences believe a man could fly. Since then, Superhero Movies have shown that man can not only fly, but swing from webs through New York's concrete canyons, turn monstrous shades of green if suitably vexed and dress as giant rodents to safeguard the city streets. Today, there are more Superhero Movies than ever before as the cinematic skies are filled with caped crusaders and nocturnal vigilantes that continue to delight and excite cinemagoers the world over. This book reveals the secret identity of the Superhero Movie, examining how cinema has come to represent the myt.

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