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de Figueiredo, Camila Augusta Pires. "Hollywood goes Graphic: The intermedial transposition of graphic novels to films." Thesis Mestre em Estudos Literários. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 2010. 
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Resource type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: deFigueiredo2010
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Keywords: "Sin City", "Watchmen", Adaptation, Crime comics, Film adaptation, Gibbons. Dave, Intermediality, Miller. Frank, Moore. Alan, United Kingdom, USA
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Publisher: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte)
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Comic books have always been consigned to the children’s shelves at libraries and bookstores. Recently, however, a massive publishing of comic books designed for the adult audience – called graphic novels – has caught the attention of academics, critics and the film industry. Despite the existence of a vast theoretical bibliography of screen adaptations based on novels, those theories can not be satisfactorily applied to the analysis of films based on comics and graphic novels, since they do not conceive, among other aspects, the translation of the drawings in comics to the photography of film. In this sense, this thesis focuses on an area that has not received enough critical attention: the specific case of the translation of comics and particularly of graphic novels into films. In light of this, I discuss Alan Moore’s Watchmen and Frank Miller’s Sin Cityand their respective film versions. In order to support this debate, I will draw upon Irina Rajewsky’s categories of intermedial relations as well as Pascal Lefèvre’s considerations about film adaptations of comics.

Table of Contents

A Short History of and between the Media (1)
Defining Comics (3)
From Comics to Graphic Novels (7)
Methodology and Chapter Division (10)

Chapter 1: Intermedial Relations Notions on Intermedial Studies (14)
The Contribution of Irina Rajewsky (15)
a. Intermedial Reference (16)
b. Media Combination (17)
c. Media Transposition (21)
The Prejudice against Comics-to-Film Adaptations (23)
Literature Review on Comics and Films (26)
The Contribution of Pascal Lefèvre (31)

Chapter 2: Narrative aspects Literature Review (35)
Narrative in Watchmen (42)
a. A Multiple DVD Experience (42)
b. Transmedia Storytelling in Watchmen (51)
Conclusion (62)

Chapter 3: Layout aspects Literature Review (64)
Page and Screen Layouts in Sin City (76)
Conclusion (84)

Chapter 4: Sound aspects Literature Review (86)
Sound in Watchmen (89)
Conclusion (97)

Chapter 5: Pictorial aspects Literature Review (99)
Pictorial aspects in Sin City (108)
Conclusion (117)

Final Considerations (119)

Appendix (124)
Works Cited (139)

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