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Panel to the ScreenStyle, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era$
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Drew Morton

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496809780

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.001.0001

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Camp, Verisimilitude, Noir, and Neon: The Historical Evolution towards Stylistic Remediation

Camp, Verisimilitude, Noir, and Neon: The Historical Evolution towards Stylistic Remediation

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(p.40) Chapter 2 Camp, Verisimilitude, Noir, and Neon: The Historical Evolution towards Stylistic Remediation
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Panel to the Screen
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Drew Morton

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809780.003.0003

This chapter examines the historical, cultural, industrial, and technological contexts of stylistic remediation between comics and film. It traces the evolution of these various contexts in relation to remediation of style by focusing on three film cycles that span from the blockbuster period that began with Jaws in 1975 to the contemporary period. These cycles are exemplified by the Superman films of the 1970s and 1980s, the Batman films of the 1980s and 1990s, and what Bob Rehak has defined as the high fidelity adaptations of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The chapter first provides a brief contextual history of comic books, film, and television before the blockbusters (1934–1968) before discussing the three cycles: Superman cycle (1978–1987), Batman cycle (1989–1997), and high-fidelity cycle (2000–2013). It shows that, during the Superman cycle, realism was essentially favored over the more formally flamboyant trajectory of stylistic remediation.

Keywords:   stylistic remediation, comics, film, Superman, Batman, high-fidelity adaptation, comic books, television, blockbusters, realism

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