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Film Quarterly. 1993; 46444–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/1213160
Published: 01 July 1993
...James Hay Copyright 1993 The Regents of the University of California The Many Lives of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media Pearson Roberta E. Uricchio William ...
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Film Quarterly. 2009; 62328–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2009.62.3.28
Published: 01 March 2009
...J. M. Tyree An analysis of 2008 Hollywood superhero blockbusters. Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk are humorous and often light-hearted; but the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight , which reinvents The Joker in Heath Ledger's performance, is much more grim and morally complex——a dark...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73450–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.4.50
Published: 01 June 2020
... reforming a broken system (Captain America, Batman) or avenging its depredations (Punisher, Daredevil) but to a wholesale redefinition of what it means to be a citizen has al- ways been a step too far. Superhero comics can confront this reality only through metaphor, as the X-Men comics demon- strate.8 It s...
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Film Quarterly. 2020; 73393–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2020.73.3.93
Published: 01 March 2020
... about ten years old. A family member randomly tuned the large color TV set, which was used almost exclusively for Charlie s Angels, Little House on the Prairie, and Batman, to a channel that ran local movies. I remember all of us being gripped by the opening sequence of Brocka s film, which showed a...
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Film Quarterly. 2016; 702106–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.70.2.106
Published: 01 December 2016
... late 1930s and 1940s. Here, readers are intro- duced to tales featuring characters that are either instantly recognizable (Batman, Dick Tracy, the Lone Ranger) or mostly forgotten (Captain Midnight, Mandrake the Magi- cian, Tiger Woman). Higgins identifies the primary narra- tive rules in each case...
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Film Quarterly. 2016; 702103–106 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2016.70.2.103
Published: 01 December 2016
... (Batman, Dick Tracy, the Lone Ranger) or mostly forgotten (Captain Midnight, Mandrake the Magi- cian, Tiger Woman). Higgins identifies the primary narra- tive rules in each case, demonstrating how individual episodes more or less adhere to a rigid five-act structure in which action rises and falls like...
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Film Quarterly. 2014; 68237–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2014.68.2.37
Published: 01 December 2014
...-movie-review . 4. Mark Fisher, “Gothic Oedipus; Subjectivity and Capitalism in Batman Begins,” ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comic Studies 2, no.2, http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/archives/v2_2/fisher/ . 5. Shaun Treat, “How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Cynically Enjoy! The...
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Film Quarterly. 2013; 66315–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2013.66.3.15
Published: 01 May 2013
... populism a multiplex-friendly Cinema of Ideasis inscribed across the trilogy. Open- ing with Batman Begins (2005), the franchise has been widely interpreted as sensitively attuned to the anxieties of the sociopolitical moment, imbuing the holiday-season event film with a political intelligence and...
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Film Quarterly. 2012; 66165–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2012.66.1.65
Published: 01 September 2012
... sprinkled in for good measure); while Batman (1989) is a tale of two mergers, where Batman stands for Warner Bros., Vicki Vale for Time, and the Joker who suggests a demonized Martin Davisfor Paramount. Furthermore, s]tudio allegories often address multiple audiences (7): not simply (or even primarily...
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Film Quarterly. 2011; 64428–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2011.64.4.28
Published: 01 June 2011
... film-noir shadows giving way in one of the film s wilder moments to the visual an- nouncement of the preacher s approach by his oversized, Batman signal-esque hat shadow on the childrens bedroom wall. Such a projection the sudden appearance in the Background materials The Night of the Hunter. © 1955...
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Film Quarterly. 2011; 64337–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2011.64.3.37
Published: 01 March 2011
..../ Touchstone pictures. DVD: Warner Home Video. Batman Begins. © 2005 patalex iii productions Ltd. DVD: Warner Home Video. The Dark Knight. © 2008 Warner Bros. Entertainment inc. DVD: Warner Home Video. 40 spring 2011 Inception synthesizes the intellectual and metaphysical puzzles of Memento and The Prestige...
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Film Quarterly. 2010; 63480–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/FQ.2010.63.4.80
Published: 01 June 2010
... unbothered by any semblance of invisibility (36). Other key texts in the author s overview are Chanel No. 5: The Film (2004) in addition to the more obvious Star Wars (1977), Batman (1989), and The Matrix (1999). The three latter films all kick-started vast multimedia franchises, exem- plifying the...
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Film Quarterly. 2009; 6234–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2009.62.3.4
Published: 01 March 2009
... shield himself from the cam- era. I was touched by the brief sight of this warm, modest, disconcerted man s sadness and the way his gesture suggests the idea that mostly the close-up may be a kind of cover-up. :: In Christopher Nolan s brilliant version of Batman, The Dark Knight, there are frequent...
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Film Quarterly. 2008; 62197–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2008.62.1.97
Published: 01 September 2008
... skeptical attitude to American ideals of family and domestic- ity. Elisabeth Bronfen s psychoanalytically oriented Home in Hollywood contains close readings of a small but diverse range of films, from classics such as The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Rebecca (1940) through to Batman Returns (1992). The home of...
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Film Quarterly. 2008; 62182–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2008.62.1.82
Published: 01 September 2008
...- ates him for disappearing at night like Clark fucking Kent, but the FBI describes the Butcher as more like one s own personal Batman. Batman is an apt comparison, although Dexter prefers to violate Batman s aversion to killing. Both live outside the law, part human, part mutant, as Dexter puts it...
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Film Quarterly. 2008; 62196–97 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2008.62.1.96
Published: 01 September 2008
...) and Rebecca (1940) through to Batman Returns (1992). The home of her title here refers less to a literal domestic sphere than to a whole national psychosocial realm of conflicted identities. As Slavoj i ek puts it in a characteristically flam- boyant endorsement, Home in Hollywood offers the...
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Film Quarterly. 2006; 60280 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.60.2.79.2
Published: 01 December 2006
... focused on a critical rehearsal of academic sound theory and on suggestions for more illuminating sound analysis are interspersed with chap- ters of Sergei s verbatim interviews with Dolby, Allen, and two major sound practitioners, sound editor Bruce Stambler (The Fugitive, Batman Forever, Clear and...
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Film Quarterly. 2007; 60444–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.44
Published: 01 June 2007
... of modern art during the American post-war period, arguing that it was part of a project to distinguish American art from a dominant European modernism and to embrace American mod- ern art as unapologetically commercial. Hence, the Pop Art movement of the 1960s found expression in the Batman TV...
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Film Quarterly. 2006; 60280–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.60.2.79.3
Published: 01 December 2006
... suggestions for more illuminating sound analysis are interspersed with chap- ters of Sergei s verbatim interviews with Dolby, Allen, and two major sound practitioners, sound editor Bruce Stambler (The Fugitive, Batman Forever, Clear and Present Danger, The Fast and the Furious, xXx) and sound designer Gary...
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Film Quarterly. 2006; 60279–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.60.2.79.1
Published: 01 December 2006
... with chap- ters of Sergei s verbatim interviews with Dolby, Allen, and two major sound practitioners, sound editor Bruce Stambler (The Fugitive, Batman Forever, Clear and Present Danger, The Fast and the Furious, xXx) and sound designer Gary Rydstrom (Titanic, Terminator 2, Toy Story, Saving Private...