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Brooker, Will: Hunting the Dark Knight. Twenty-First Century Batman. London, New York: I. B. Tauris, 2012. (256 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1848852800
BibTeX citation key: Brooker2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", Adaption, Comic-Verfilmung, Intermedialität, Narratologie, Superheld, USA
Creators: Brooker
Publisher: I. B. Tauris (London, New York)
Will Brooker’s in depth investigation into Batman Begins and The Dark Knight uncovers the complex relationship between popular films, audiences, and producers in our age of media convergence. He addresses a myriad of questions raised by these films: did Batman Begins end when The Dark Knight began? Does its story include Burger King’s “Dark Whopper,” the Gotham Knight DVD, or the “Why So Serious” viral marketing campaign? Is it separate from the parallel narratives of the Arkham Asylum videogame, the monthly comic books, the animated series and the graphic novels? Can the brightly campy incarnations of the Batman ever be fully repressed by The Dark Knight, or are they an intrinsic part of the character? In other words, do all of these various manifestations feed into a single Batman metanarrative?

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements (vii)

Prologue: Batman of Many Worlds (ix)
1. The Nolan Function: Authorship (1)
2. The Batman Matrix: Adaptation (44)
3. Dark Knight Lockdown: Realism and Repression (89)
4. Carnival on Infinite Earths: Continuity and Crisis (134)
5. The Never-Ending War: Deconstruction and the Dark Knight (178)
Epilogue: Time and the Batman (211)

Notes (220)
Select Bibliography (248)
Index (251)
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