Liam Burke

The Comic Book Film Adaptation

Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

University Press of Mississippi 2015

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When Marvel’s X-Men took the movie theaters by storm in the summer of 2000, the studios were both surprised and unprepared for the popularity...

When Marvel’s X-Men took the movie theaters by storm in the summer of 2000, the studios were both surprised and unprepared for the popularity of a comic book film. Over the last fifteen years, filmmakers have developed new ways to use modern movie techniques to adapt comic book characters into the 21st century culture. Liam Burke, media studies lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, interviewed film and comics professionals as part of his research for The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood’s Leading Genre (University Press of Mississippi, 2015).

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