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Captains America

Martin Flanagan

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Martin Flanagan is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford, UK. His work studies the forms of contemporary Hollywood entertainment. As an author he has contributed to the New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope, and the edited collections Web-Spinning Heroics (2012) and Film and Comic Books (2007). His monograph, Bakhtin and the Movies: New Ways of Understanding Hollywood Film (2009), explores and situates superheroic narratives within wider Hollywood generic traditions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny has covered the UK festival sector and provided feature articles for Film and Festivals. As a film programmer, he led community cinema Miniciné to win the national (UK) award for Best Film Programming in 2012. His academic training in Film and Business Studies has fostered a keen focus and understanding of business environments as they specifically pertain to modern entertainment organisations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andy Livingstone

Andy Livingstone is a writer for Cinema 22 magazine and neophyte documentary filmmaker, working in Manchester’s independent cinema scene. Areas of focus in his academic program included transmedia and the marketing and genre placement of comic book adaptations, both of which subjects he considered in extended projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon : Inside a Transmedia Universe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Although paving the continuity road towards The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) was as interesting for the ways in which it differed from earlier Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films as for its similarities...

Staying Home: Astronaut Wives and Domestic Engineering

Marie Lathers

Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published books and articles in the areas of feminist theory and popular culture, 19th-century French studies, and the relationship among women, art, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Space Oddities : Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960–2000

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...If you think going to the Moon is hard, try staying home.Look, I don't remember the space program and I don't think about my marriage.But I called three of—in my view—three of the greatest ladies and most courageous ladies in the whole...

Game Adaptations

Kyle Meikle

Kyle Meikle is Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of Baltimore, USA, and Film Reviews Editor for Adaptation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Franchise Era : 2001–16

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Rose Da Silva, the intrepid protagonist of Christophe Gans’s Silent Hill (2006), spends much of the film’s first act in handcuffs. Moments after Rose reaches the titular ghost town in search of her missing daughter, a wary...

The Astronaut's New Clothes: Naked in Space in Nude on the Moon, Barbarella, and Alien

Marie Lathers

Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published books and articles in the areas of feminist theory and popular culture, 19th-century French studies, and the relationship among women, art, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Space Oddities : Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960–2000

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...I explained to Jerrie Cobb right at the start that it would be very difficult to integrate women into the space program. I told her quite frankly that it would mean special space suits …Dr. Durand, could you hand me a garment? … Would you...

Star-Lord, Who?: Guardians of the Galaxy – Raiding the ‘B-List’ for New Legends

Martin Flanagan

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Martin Flanagan is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford, UK. His work studies the forms of contemporary Hollywood entertainment. As an author he has contributed to the New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope, and the edited collections Web-Spinning Heroics (2012) and Film and Comic Books (2007). His monograph, Bakhtin and the Movies: New Ways of Understanding Hollywood Film (2009), explores and situates superheroic narratives within wider Hollywood generic traditions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny has covered the UK festival sector and provided feature articles for Film and Festivals. As a film programmer, he led community cinema Miniciné to win the national (UK) award for Best Film Programming in 2012. His academic training in Film and Business Studies has fostered a keen focus and understanding of business environments as they specifically pertain to modern entertainment organisations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andy Livingstone

Andy Livingstone is a writer for Cinema 22 magazine and neophyte documentary filmmaker, working in Manchester’s independent cinema scene. Areas of focus in his academic program included transmedia and the marketing and genre placement of comic book adaptations, both of which subjects he considered in extended projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon : Inside a Transmedia Universe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Having scored major hits with some of its most recognizable characters, Marvel Studios addresses the risk of market saturation by plundering the rich Marvel Universe catalogue for less familiar heroes in possession of the potential...

‘Doth Mother Know You Weareth her Drapes?’: The Genre Tactics of Marvel Studios

Martin Flanagan

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Martin Flanagan is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford, UK. His work studies the forms of contemporary Hollywood entertainment. As an author he has contributed to the New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope, and the edited collections Web-Spinning Heroics (2012) and Film and Comic Books (2007). His monograph, Bakhtin and the Movies: New Ways of Understanding Hollywood Film (2009), explores and situates superheroic narratives within wider Hollywood generic traditions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny has covered the UK festival sector and provided feature articles for Film and Festivals. As a film programmer, he led community cinema Miniciné to win the national (UK) award for Best Film Programming in 2012. His academic training in Film and Business Studies has fostered a keen focus and understanding of business environments as they specifically pertain to modern entertainment organisations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andy Livingstone

Andy Livingstone is a writer for Cinema 22 magazine and neophyte documentary filmmaker, working in Manchester’s independent cinema scene. Areas of focus in his academic program included transmedia and the marketing and genre placement of comic book adaptations, both of which subjects he considered in extended projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon : Inside a Transmedia Universe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Marvel Studios' combination of innovation and history shows the company revisiting its precursor's genesis, to infuse the new project with both legitimacy, and the storytelling wisdom of Marvel Comics. The idea of being sui generis is right...

‘Films Lead Policy’: Marvel’s Industrial (R)evolution and the Birth of a Studio

Martin Flanagan

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Martin Flanagan is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford, UK. His work studies the forms of contemporary Hollywood entertainment. As an author he has contributed to the New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope, and the edited collections Web-Spinning Heroics (2012) and Film and Comic Books (2007). His monograph, Bakhtin and the Movies: New Ways of Understanding Hollywood Film (2009), explores and situates superheroic narratives within wider Hollywood generic traditions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny has covered the UK festival sector and provided feature articles for Film and Festivals. As a film programmer, he led community cinema Miniciné to win the national (UK) award for Best Film Programming in 2012. His academic training in Film and Business Studies has fostered a keen focus and understanding of business environments as they specifically pertain to modern entertainment organisations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andy Livingstone

Andy Livingstone is a writer for Cinema 22 magazine and neophyte documentary filmmaker, working in Manchester’s independent cinema scene. Areas of focus in his academic program included transmedia and the marketing and genre placement of comic book adaptations, both of which subjects he considered in extended projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon : Inside a Transmedia Universe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...In Spring 2014, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige revealed plans to extend the sequence of ‘shared universe’ MCU films until 2028. This completed a turnaround taking a troubled comic publishing company into a new...

Chimpanzees in Space and Gorillas in the Mist

Marie Lathers

Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published books and articles in the areas of feminist theory and popular culture, 19th-century French studies, and the relationship among women, art, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Space Oddities : Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960–2000

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...I find it a little ridiculous when I read in a newspaper that there is a place called Chimp College in New Mexico where they are training 50 chimpanzees for space fiight, one a female named Glenda. I think it would be at least as important...

Serial history: Kurama Tengu

Sean D. O’Reilly

Sean D. O’Reilly is Assistant Professor at Akita International University, Japan, where he teaches courses on Japanese history, cinema, and popular culture. He graduated from Harvard University’s History and East Asian Languages program with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Viewing the Past : The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...“Kondō-san, you are a noble man, a true samurai, so please don’t take away our national treasure, Kurama Tengu! If you do, you’re no better than a national traitor!” Kurama Tengu (1928), roughly halfway through the film...

Introduction

Sean D. O’Reilly

Sean D. O’Reilly is Assistant Professor at Akita International University, Japan, where he teaches courses on Japanese history, cinema, and popular culture. He graduated from Harvard University’s History and East Asian Languages program with a secondary field in Film and Visual Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Viewing the Past : The Uses of History in the Cinema of Imperial Japan

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Why analyze popular history films from Japan? One day in February 1945, a film reviewer for the quasi-governmental Nippon Eiga went to see a Mizoguchi Kenji history film about a famous sword but emerged shocked...