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Caught In-BetweenIntermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema$
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Ágnes Petho

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474435499

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.001.0001

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Superhero Genre and Graphic Storytelling in Contemporary Hungarian and Russian Cinema

Superhero Genre and Graphic Storytelling in Contemporary Hungarian and Russian Cinema

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(p.237) Chapter 12 Superhero Genre and Graphic Storytelling in Contemporary Hungarian and Russian Cinema
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Caught In-Between
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Bence Kránicz

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0013

The chapter examines how certain contemporary Eastern European genre films use superhero stories rooted in American comic books, and apply specific techniques and methods of the comic book form. Besides the visual connections between the two media, film and comics, the chapter also addresses intermediality and adaptation through the representation of the superhero, and deals with questions concerning postcolonial and post-socialist interpretations of superhero adaptations outside of the United States. It focusses on the connections and continuity between national mass culture, folklore and contemporary national genre films. The interpretations focus primarily on Shaman Vs. Ikarus (György Pálfi, Hungary, 2002) and Black Lightning (Dmitry Kiselev – Aleksandr Voitinsky, Russia, 2009), but also build on the context of other non-American superhero movies, Russian genre films and Hungarian art films.

Keywords:   Eastern European superhero films, films inspired by comic books, post-socialist cinemas, adaptation, Hungarian film, Russian film

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