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Bullen, David: "Dionysus Comes to Gotham. Forces of Disorder in The Dark Knight." In: Classical Myth on Screen. Hrsg. v. Monica S. Cyrino und Meredith E. Safran. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, S. 183–193. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
DOI: 10.1057/9781137486035_16
BibTeX citation key: Bullen2015
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Keywords: "Batman", Adaptation, Classical antiquity, Euripides, Film adaptation, Intertextuality, Literature, Myth, Superhero, USA
Creators: Bullen, Cyrino, Safran
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
Collection: Classical Myth on Screen
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An enigmatic figure surfaces to seize control of a city that fails to acknowledge his ideology. He is confronted by the guardian of the city, whose own ideology directly opposes that of the stranger. The guardian captures the stranger and interrogates him, soon finding the tables turned as the coolly charismatic captive exposes the fractures in the guardians uptight persona. Eventually the stranger is condemned to imprisonment, but he is not thwarted: in an eruption of fire and rubble, the stranger levels his dungeon and walks free. The theatrical flair with which he executes his schemes, the madness he inspires in his followers, the protean avoidance of one fixed identity—in all these ways he establishes himself as a figure of chaos, the arch-nemesis of the city’s guardian.
  
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