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Terence McSweeney

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748693092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001

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Turning to the Dark Side: Challenging American Mythology in the Superhero Genre

Turning to the Dark Side: Challenging American Mythology in the Superhero Genre

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(p.111) 4. Turning to the Dark Side: Challenging American Mythology in the Superhero Genre
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The 'War on Terror' and American Film
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Terence McSweeney

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0005

This chapter concerns itself with the renaissance of the superhero genre in post-9/11 film and asks what this might be able to tell us about contemporary America. It offers a detailed analysis of the key films from the genre The Avengers, Iron Man and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.

Keywords:   Hollywood, American cinema, 9/11, Film, Avengers, War on Terror, Superhero, Batman, Superman, Marvel

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