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Anatomy of the Superhero Film


Anatomy of the Superhero Film



von: Larrie Dudenhoeffer

96,29 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 16.08.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9783319579221
Sprache: englisch

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This book addresses what a superhero body can do by developing several “x-rays” of the superbody’s sensoria, anatomic structures, internal systems, cellular organizations, and orthotic, chemical, or technological enhancements. In short, these x-rays offer what we might describe as a metamorpho-physiological approach to the superheroes in feature films, theatrical cartoon shorts, and Netflix television series. This approach examines the ways in which the “substance” of superheroes, which includes their masks, costumes, chevrons, weapons, and auras, extends into the diegetic environment of the film, transgressing it, transforming it, and corporealizing it, making it emblematic of the shape, dimensions, contours, and organismic workings of one or more of our major organs, members, orifices, fluids, or cell clusters. Thus the superhero film, as this study claims, works to make us more aware of the mutability, adaptability, modifiability, and virtual capabilities of our own flesh.
Chapter 1. X-Ray Visions: An Introduction to an Anatomy of the Superhero FilmChapter 2. Chart 1: An X-Ray into the Endo-Prosthetic SuperbodyChapter 3. Chart 2: An X-Ray into the Exo-Prosthetic SuperbodyChapter 4. Chart 3: An X-Ray into the Epi-Prosthetic Superbody  Chapter 5. Chart 4: An X-Ray into the Ecto-Prosthetic Superbody Chapter 6. Imaging Results: An Addendum on Superhuman Embodiment
Larrie Dudenhoeffer teaches film studies, comic studies, and critical theory as an Associate Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, USA. He is author of Embodiment and Horror Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
This book addresses what a superhero body can do by developing several “x-rays” of the superbody’s sensoria, anatomic structures, internal systems, cellular organizations, and orthotic, chemical, or technological enhancements. In short, these x-rays offer what we might describe as a metamorpho-physiological approach to the superheroes in feature films, theatrical cartoon shorts, and Netflix television series. This approach examines the ways in which the “substance” of superheroes, which includes their masks, costumes, chevrons, weapons, and auras, extends into the diegetic environment of the film, transgressing it, transforming it, and corporealizing it, making it emblematic of the shape, dimensions, contours, and organismic workings of one or more of our major organs, members, orifices, fluids, or cell clusters. Thus the superhero film, as this study claims, works to make us more aware of the mutability, adaptability, modifiability, and virtual capabilities of our own flesh.
Offers an innovative methodology for cinematic cultural analysis that intersects with speculative realism and other systems of critical analysis Discusses superhero films that have received critical acclaim as well as superhero films that have so far gone unstudied Provides an up-to-date detail of the make-up of superhero films that will extend beyond the specific cases for future studies in the genre

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