CFP: [Film] Comics to Film: Issues of Adaptation (08.10.07, SCMS, 03.06.08-03.09.08)

full name / name of organization: 
Drew Morton
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The Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2008 Conference

Type of Posting: Panel

Proposed Panel/Workshop Subject: Comics to Film: Issues of Adaptation

Organizer Name(s):

Drew Morton, University of California-Los Angeles

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Summary: Since the release of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989), adaptations of
comic books and graphic novels have become more and more prevalent
throughout the cinemas of the world. The past three years has seen
critically acclaimed and financially successful adaptations of a broad
range of texts ranging from rather conventional sources like superheroes
and the fantastic (BATMAN BEGINS, SUPERMAN RETURNS, and the SPIDERMAN and
X-MEN franchises) to more sophisticated subject matter (A HISTORY OF
VIOLENCE, SIN CITY, 300, and the upcoming PERSEPOLIS).

While previous panels have explored the capital of comic books and comic
book culture in general, I would like to propose a panel with a focused
discussion on issues of adaptation beyond textual fidelity in the hopes
of further exploring the ties between two very similar but distinct
visual/narrative forms.

Submissions are due by August 10th. Feel free to contact me with any

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