Little late, but I just saw this cool Bat-infographic.
Category Archives: Prof. Ferguson
Saw this billboard on the way to work and thought of you all:
I’m going to update this page throughout the week with links to The Dark Knight-related context. SPOILERS probably, so watch the film first, then come back. First is a must-watch video essay by critic Jim Emerson that offers a detailed … Continue reading
“The Persistence of Fidelity” I. The Fidelity Reflex A. Stam’s principal objection is the covert moralising of fidelity discourse. B. For Robert B. Ray and Dudley Andrew, the problem with fidelity is that it makes for boring criticism. C. What … Continue reading
[Note: refresh your webpage occasionally to see an updated post and to see your peers’ comments.] Prewriting (15 minutes): 1) Evaluate your courses: https://apps.qc.cuny.edu/courseevaluation/logon.aspx 2) Vote on our film (poll closes by end of class): http://poll.fm/40dp0 3) Leave a one-sentence comment saying … Continue reading
Superhero something 1) The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008, 152m, 82, D) 2) Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002, 121m, 73, D) 3) Superman II (Richard Lester, 1980, 127 m, 99, D) Vote here: http://poll.fm/40dp0 Vote by the end of our next class Thursday, Dec. 6.
12 Fallacies in Contemporary Adaptation Theory There is such a thing as contemporary adaptation theory. Differences between literary and cinematic texts are rooted in essential properties of their respective media. Literary texts are verbal, films visual. Novels are better than … Continue reading
Vote for one of these four categories, which are all “From Non-Novel (Comic and Game).” The next and final round will be for a specific film. Keep in mind we’ll want to look at a bit of the original text, … Continue reading
Kamilla Elliott (133): “Adaptation has been the bad boy of interart criticism” . . . because: 1) it blurs categorizations of the arts 2) commits two central heresies: it suggests that words and images may be translatable after all. it suggests … Continue reading
You guys had lots of suggestions! To help narrow it down, I’m going to suggest we first vote on a “genre” of film, then we’ll do a second round of votes on a specific film. Before next class, visit this … Continue reading
[Note: refresh your webpage occasionally to see an updated post and to see your peers’ comments.] Prewriting (4:30): We need to start thinking about an adapted film to watch for the last day. So far, some suggestions you’ve given have … Continue reading