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Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Drew Morton

Abstract

Over the past forty years, American film has entered into a formal interaction with the comic book. Such comic book adaptations as Sin City, 300, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World have adopted components of their source materials' visual style. The screen has been fractured into panels, the photographic has given way to the graphic, and the steady rhythm of cinematic time has evolved into a far more malleable element. In other words, films have begun to look like comics. Yet, this interplay also occurs in the other direction. In order to retain cultural relevancy, comic books have begun to look ... More

Keywords: film noir, film, comic books, Sin City, The Dark Tower, adaptation, 300, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, comics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496809780
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2018 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Drew Morton, author
Texas A&M University-Texarkana