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Bigger on the Small Screen (Part 2)

Doctor Who in da house A more economical alternative would keep Hollywood out of the picture altogether. Were BBC Films to produce a Doctor Who film on something like their usual scale, the budget would be staggeringly less. It wouldn’t be designed to rival the latest Star Trek, Star Wars or comic book superhero iteration, …

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Bigger on the Small Screen (Part 1)

From its earliest days, the potential to develop Doctor Who from an exclusively televisual concern into a cinematic behemoth of epic proportions has been evident to some of its canniest exploiters. Reports abound that Disney expressed an interest in adapting ‘Marco Polo’, one of the very earliest transmitted serials. More significantly, Milton Subotsky and Max …

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DC Films: Dawn of the Rushed Superhero Mashup

The transformation of Warner/DC’s inevitable and immediately mooted Man of Steel 2 into the franchise team-up Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has led to a peculiar online shit storm. Critics have almost universally impaled the production on the most uncomfortable figurative phallic symbol they’ve collectively been able to think of. ‘Fans’, on the other …

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Iron Man: A Key Scene Analysis

Written originally as a sample essay for Media Studies, this review is a story and production element analysis of five key scenes. Jon Favreau’s Iron Man (2008) is a suspenseful, action-packed comic book adaptation with strong comedic touches. It explores arms magnate Tony Stark’s transformation into a superhero and the effect this has on his …

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