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Comic Book Movies - (Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture) by Blair Davis (Paperback)

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Comic Book Movies explores how this genre serves as a source for modern-day myths, sometimes even incorporating ancient mythic figures like Thor and Wonder Woman’s Amazons, while engaging with the questions that haunt a post-9/11 world: How do we define heroism and morality today? How far are we willing to go when fighting terror? How can we resist a dystopian state?

Film scholar Blair Davis also considers how the genre’s visual style is equally important as its weighty themes, and he details how advances in digital effects have allowed filmmakers to incorporate elements of comic book art in innovative ways. As he reveals, comic book movies have inspired just as many innovations to Hollywood’s business model, with film franchises and transmedia storytelling helping to ensure that the genre will continue its reign over popular culture for years to come.  
Number of Pages: 138
Genre: Performing Arts, Art
Series Title: Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Author: Blair Davis
Language: English
Street Date: June 25, 2018
TCIN: 53530852
UPC: 9780813588773
Item Number (DPCI): 248-78-5453
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