Comic Book Movies - Virgin Film

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Random House, Oct 31, 2012 - Performing Arts - 368 pages
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The superheroes are back! Since the 1970s, the film world has found inspiration in comic books and graphic novels. These days no summer is complete without a major blockbuster movie based on a comic: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Men in Black, Daredevil, and The Hulk. Modern special effects have made large-scale superhero epics possible, but the diversity of the comics being published has made for a wide variety of subjects, as evidenced by Ghost World, From Hell, Akira and Road to Perdition. This book looks in detail at twenty key titles, covering every step of the development from comic book panel to feature film frame. Includes interviews with key creative artists about the evolution of the films from the original comics, and speculates about future films.

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Akira 1988
Batman 1989
Dick Tracy 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990
The Crow 1994
Ghost in the Shell 1995
Judge Dredd 1995
Blade 1998
Mystery Men 1999
From Hell 2001
Ghost World 2001
Road to Perdition 2002
SpiderMan 2002
Daredevil 2003
Hulk 2003

The Phantom 1996
Men in Black 1997

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About the author (2012)

David Hughes is the author of two other Virgin Film titles: Kubrick and Lynch, as well as The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made and The Illustrated Farscape Companion. He has written for, among others, the Guardian, Empire, GQ, The Face and SFX.

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