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Superheroes On World Screens$
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Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628462340

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.001.0001

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Thor, God of Borders

Thor, God of Borders

Transnationalism and Celestial Connections in the Superhero Film

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(p.36) Thor, God of Borders
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Superheroes On World Screens
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Vincent M. Gaine

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0003

The chapter discusses Thor (2011) as an example of transnational filmmaking. This discussion includes analysis of Thor as a product of globalization, a product that combines multiple nationalities to create a complex amalgamation of national and international sensibilities. Thor’s multinational cast and crew as well as the film’s transnational cultural history offer a starting point for an interrogation of the conflation of multiple national identities within this US blockbuster film. The chapter then considers the broader moments of border crossing, examining Thor’s transnational production, textual themes, marketing and critical reception of Thor, thereby identifying the various national demographics the film caters to as well as considering the critical responses the film attracted upon its release. In doing so, Thor is shown to act as a magnet for diverse national identities, which are examined to reveal moments of border crossing, tensions and elisions, leading to a comprehensive understanding of Thor as a transnational film text.

Keywords:   Thor, Transnational, Globalisation, Marvel, Border-crossing

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