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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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Comics Are in Right Now?

Comics Are in Right Now?

(p.175) Conclusion: Comics Are in Right Now?
Panel to the Screen

Drew Morton

University Press of Mississippi

This conclusion reconsiders the role of horizontal integration and multimedia conglomerates in the process of stylistic remediation and the industrial motivation behind stylistic remediation, both in films and comics. It shows that horizontal integration and conglomeration have become more influential over the past three decades, as seen in the case of Time Warner. It also discusses the ways in which stylistic remediation can serve as a research and development function by allowing multinational conglomerates to experiment with computer-generated imagery (CGI) and form that can be spread across multiple properties (like “bullet time” in The Matrix). Finally, it examines whether the remediation of comic book stylistics into films is fundamentally a by-product of technologies and an indication of a Manovichian shift from cinema to digital cinema.

Keywords:   horizontal integration, multimedia conglomerates, stylistic remediation, film, comics, conglomeration, computer-generated imagery, digital cinema

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