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Superhero film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A superhero film, superhero movie, or superhero motion picture is a film that is focused on the actions of one or more superheroes; individuals who usually possess superhuman abilities relative to a normal person and are dedicated to protecting the public. These films typically feature action, fantasy and/or science fiction elements, with the first film of a particular character often includes a focus on the origin of the special powers including the first fight against the character's most famous supervillain, or archenemy.

Most superhero movies are based on comic books. By contrast, several films such as the RoboCop series, The Meteor Man, The Incredibles, and Hancock are original for the screen, while The Green Hornet is based primarily on the original radio series and its 1960s television adaptation, and Underdog is based on an animated television series.

Almost immediately after superheroes rose to prominence in comic books, they were adapted into Saturday movie serials aimed at children, starting with Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941). Serials such as Batman (1943), The Phantom (1943), Captain America (1944), and Superman (1948) followed.

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Past Exam Papers

GCSE Film Studies (under development)
First teaching from September 2008/first assessment in June 2009
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Previous papers. Bear in mind that these papers are for when the film genre was Disaster Films.  The questions will likely be more or less identical but you will be expected to talk about Superhero Films rather than Disaster Films

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DC Comics vs. Marvel: Super Films or Super Flops? – Main

DC Comics vs. Marvel: Super Films or Super Flops? – Main | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
In the past ten years or so, Superhero films have exploded onto mainstream cinema. True, superhero films have been around years before the turn of the Millennium, but the recent rapid release of
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Shh...The Movie's Starting!: How are superhero conventions challenged in The Dark Knight?

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Why Superhero Movies Won't Be the Next Great American Genre

Why Superhero Movies Won't Be the Next Great American Genre | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
Matt Zoller Seitz and Simon Abrams had a great chat over at Indiewire's Press Play about the problems with the superhero genre on film. What the piece comes down to is Matt making the claim that su...
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The Q&A Hole: Why Do We Need Any More Superhero Movies?

The Q&A Hole: Why Do We Need Any More Superhero Movies? | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
With Kelly-Sue DeConnick, Alex Robinson, Paul Pope, and more
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Analysis of Pop Culture Trends, Online Trends, Recent Trends

Analysis of Pop Culture Trends, Online Trends, Recent Trends | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
Analyzing pop culture trends with a dose of snark. Read these witty academic essays on the most recent online trends, Internet fads, and web sensations.
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‘Iron Man 3′ is the Most Political Superhero Movie Ever Made | Film School Rejects

‘Iron Man 3′ is the Most Political Superhero Movie Ever Made | Film School Rejects | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
Spoiler warning: There will be spoilers. Since 2008, a great deal of ink (or, at least, the Internet's equivalent of ink) has been spilled on the
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The Drawing Board Development and Direction - The Amazing Spider Man

SUBSCRIBE : http://www.youtube.com/SpiderMan2099HD http://www.youtube.com/SpideyToyFan
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Marvel's 'Avengers' Movie Universe: Was it Worth It?

Marvel's 'Avengers' Movie Universe: Was it Worth It? | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
'The Avengers' is a runaway success, so we're looking at the Marvel lead-in films: Iron Man 1&2, Hulk, Thor, Captain America - to see if they were well-served by their inclusion in a shared movie universe.
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Are Superhero Films Changing Dramatically?

Are Superhero Films Changing Dramatically? | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
The new Man Of Steel trailer is out, and although it doesn't even mention Superman's name, one thing is pretty clear: the superhero genre is changing dramatically.
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What do we want Superhero Films to be?

What do we want Superhero Films to be? | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
With the unparalleled success of The Avengers at the box office, superheroes are back in the spotlight. Most comic book aficionados are delighted with the recognition. But believe it or not, there ...
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Is 'The Dark Knight' a superhero film?

Is 'The Dark Knight' a superhero film? | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
For many people, Batman comes at the top of the superhero list.  But can Nolan's trilogy of films, and specifically 'The Dark Knight', really be categorised as superhero films?  Let the genre debat...
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An interesting debate

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10 Superhero Movies That Defy Convention

10 Superhero Movies That Defy Convention | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
Let's call a spade a spade here.  There has been something of an over-saturation of superhero movies lately.  Outside of the familiar staples of Batman, Superman and X-Men we have also seen the plu...
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An interesting list of films that attempt do something different with the superhero genre

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Once Upon A Time The Superheroes

Once Upon A Time The Superheroes | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
"Once Upon A Time The Superheroes", a playlist created by CausewayMedia
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A documentary exploring the devleopment of the superhero genre in both comic books and films.

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The Notorious Kenny Waste: The Glorification of Fanboyism in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers", Part II - Sept 11th as 'Traumatic Origin'

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This Century’s Superhero Films: A Similar Trend to the Golden Age of Westerns? | Luna Digital

This Century’s Superhero Films: A Similar Trend to the Golden Age of Westerns? | Luna Digital | Superhero Films | Scoop.it
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Superheroes On Screen: Gender, Sexuality and Ideology and the Superhero

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Spider-Man - The Mythology of the 21st Century: The Talent Behind Spider-Man (Sub Ita)

Prima parte sullo speciale del mito di Spider-man. Stan Lee, John Romita, Todd McFarlane e altri artisti ci raccontano la creazione e l'evoluzione del person...
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Examining The Crazes - Superhero Films

Welcome to a new series where we will be looking at current and past trends in the film industry, These trends can be from a sub genre of film, to a widespre...
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