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The Death Of Superman: Superheroes In Contemporary Hollywood, Corey Shaw
Undergraduate Honors Theses
For my undergraduate honors thesis, I propose a study on the evolution of Superman and Batman as superheroes in America over the course of the past century, ultimately leading to the creation of the comic book movie genre in contemporary cinema. The study will be done using the close analysis of two films, with each film viewed through the historical (social, political, religious) lens of the period it was made. The two films are as Superman (1978, Dir. Richard Donner) and Batman (1989, Dir. Tim Burton).
Comic books, per the decade they are made, can offer a fantastic metaphor for ...