Re: Film and comic books

From: Jim Flannery (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 01 2007 - 10:55:23 PDT

Sunday, September 30, 2007, 5:51:52 PM, one spoke:

C> I got an interesting question about whether there were any readings
C> out there that might shed light on different ways in which film
C> theory might pertain to making theories about comics. Anyone have
C> any thoughts?

Have a look at Thierry Groensteen's _The System of Comics_. (caveat: I
haven't read it yet but it's been staring back at me from the midden for

[browsing index] Hey, it even cites Deleuze's _Cinema_ as many times as
McCloud's _Understanding Comics_ (neither of them a quarter as much as
Christian Metz), is that enough to get the juices flowing, Omar? :-)

_La Jetee_ aside, the formal properties of film are as different from
comics as they are similar, so the pertinence of film theory to comics
theory *in detail* may not be as great as one would first assume.

Jim Flannery
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