Wheeler Winston Dixon's A Brief History of Comic Book Movies PDF

By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 331947183X

ISBN-13: 9783319471839

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ISBN-13: 9783319471846

A short historical past of comedian booklet Movies lines the meteoric upward thrust of the hybrid paintings type of the comedian publication movie. those movies hint their origins again to the early Nineteen Forties, whilst the 1st Batman and Superman serials have been made. The serials, and later tv indicates within the Fifties and 60s, have been for the main half designed for kids. yet this present day, with the continued upward push of Comic-Con, they appear to be extra part of the mainstream than ever, attractive to adults in addition to more youthful lovers. This e-book examines comedian booklet videos from the prior and current, exploring how those motion pictures formed American tradition from the post-World struggle II period to the current day, and the way they tailored to the altering tastes and mores of succeeding generations.

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A short historical past of comedian ebook videos lines the meteoric upward push of the hybrid artwork kind of the comedian publication movie. those movies hint their origins again to the early Nineteen Forties, whilst the 1st Batman and Superman serials have been made. The serials, and later tv indicates within the Fifties and 60s, have been for the main half designed for kids.

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Raimi directed the film with an adept blend of fantasy and pathos, including an allusion to the famous comic book “nerd-to-hero” Charles Atlas advertisements. While audience and critical responses were positive, some found the virtual Spider-Man used in the web-sling and wall-crawling sequences disappointing. Roger Ebert complained that the scenes “zip along like perfunctory cartoons. Not even during Spidey’s first experimental outings do we feel that flesh and blood are contending with gravity” (2002).

Manhattan, Ozymandias, Nite Owl II, and Rorschach, Watchmen is perhaps the most complex comic book film ever made, both technically and aesthetically, and a testament to Snyder’s intensity of vision as a filmmaker. However, the film was much too 22 A BRIEF HISTORY OF COMIC BOOK MOVIES challenging for audiences to become a mainstream hit, and took in only $185 million on a production budget of $130 million in its initial theatrical release, much to DC’s disappointment. Interestingly, the film’s source material is credited to David Gibbons alone.

Naturally, Dave is a die-hard comic book fan, and though his first outing as a crime fighter doesn’t go that well—he’s knifed and run down by a car—Dave regains his strength and goes after drug dealer Rasul (Kofi Natei) and his gang, who have been bothering Dave’s erstwhile girlfriend Katie Deauxma (Lyndsy Fonseca). This, too, isn’t a rousing success—Rasul and his thugs soon gain the upper hand over Dave’s feeble efforts—until the timely intervention of Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), two masked vigilantes, saves the day.

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