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The Comic Book Film AdaptationExploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre$
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Liam Burke

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628462036

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.001.0001

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(p.3) Introduction
The Comic Book Film Adaptation

Liam Burke

University Press of Mississippi

This Introduction traces the history of today’s comic book film adaptation trend back to the earliest days of cinema with Louis Lumière’s 1895 film L’Arroseur Arrosé. It outlines the scope of the book and establishes key terms. This section also identifies where this project fits in the field of adaptation studies. Specifically, it argues that a study of the comic book film adaptation is well positioned to traverse the research quagmires of the past and move the study of adaptation into new and more productive territory.

Keywords:   Adaptation Studies, L’Arroseur Arrosé, Comic Book Film Adaptation, Golden Age of Comic Book Filmmaking, History

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