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Anatomy of the Superhero Film

Author: Larrie Dudenhoeffer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319579221

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 319

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This book addresses what a superhero body can do by developing several “x-rays” of the superbody’s sensoria, anatomic structures, internal systems, cellular organizations, and orthotic, chemical, or technological enhancements. In short, these x-rays offer what we might describe as a metamorpho-physiological approach to the superheroes in feature films, theatrical cartoon shorts, and Netflix television series. This approach examines the ways in which the “substance” of superheroes, which includes their masks, costumes, chevrons, weapons, and auras, extends into the diegetic environment of the film, transgressing it, transforming it, and corporealizing it, making it emblematic of the shape, dimensions, contours, and organismic workings of one or more of our major organs, members, orifices, fluids, or cell clusters. Thus the superhero film, as this study claims, works to make us more aware of the mutability, adaptability, modifiability, and virtual capabilities of our own flesh.
Superhero University
Language: en
Pages: 648
Authors: Harbinger Ektoutheou
Categories: Bibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-17 - Publisher: Stratton Press

Are superheroes real? Superheroes are not only real, but anyone can become one! With Superhero University's Ultimate Superhero Training Manual, you can earn a degree in Superheroism and become an official superhero in only forty-three lessons! Many are called, but few are qualified. Do you have what it takes to
Superhero Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Wendy Haslem, Elizabeth MacFarlane, Sarah Richardson
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-20 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Throughout the history of the genre, the superhero has been characterised primarily by physical transformation and physical difference. Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation explores the transformation of the superhero body across multiple media forms including comics, film, television, literature and the graphic novel. How does the body of the hero
Wonder Women and Bad Girls
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-12 - Publisher: McFarland

Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Shuri, and Black Widow. These four characters portray very different versions of women: the superheroine, the abuse victim, the fourth wave princess, and the spy, respectively. In this in-depth analysis of female characters in superhero media, the author begins by identifying ten eras of superhero media
Arrow and Superhero Television
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: James F. Iaccino,, Cory Barker, Myc Wiatrowski
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-29 - Publisher: McFarland

This collection of new essays focuses on The CW network’s hit television series Arrow—based on DC Comic’s Green Arrow—and its spin-offs The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Comic book adaptations have been big business for film studios since Superman (1978) and in recent years have dominated at the
The Modern Superhero in Film and Television
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Jeffrey A. Brown
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-10 - Publisher: Routledge

Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about politics, gender, ethnicity, patriotism and consumerism after the events of 9/11.