January 7, 2014
This recent report Forget Franchises mirrors the focus of a paper I wrote last year.
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Marvelisation, as I coined it, is a narrative strategy whereby an interconnected universe is exploited through standalone films.
I presented the paper at the Avanca Cinema Conference in Avanca, which is a small town about two hours out of oporto.
A link to the publication can be found here.
If interested in reading writing about cinema the book is a good purchase being 1288 pages long! each article is about 5 or 6 pages in length.
a Link to this year’s call for papers can be found here. The conference has a film festival attached to it and practical workshops so a really good way to be immersed in film, in sunny Portugal, for a week.
July 21, 2013
Off to Avanca Cinema Conference Tuesday, in Avanca, Portugal. The conference Program has finally been published.Link is here.
As I say I’m speaking on Saturday with that day’s program linked to here.
Program in general looks good. Portugese, Spanish, and English are the official languages of the conference so opportunities to practise my Spanish. The conference also has a film festival attached with screenings every night until 1am. Should be good. Check out the theme of my paper. With comic con just finished lots of additional things to discuss.
March 28, 2013
Yesterday my ‘Marvelisation” Paper got accepted into the International Conference Cinema: Technology, Arts, Communication 2013 in Avanca, Portugal. Hoping now get money together to go and present paper for its inclusion in the book that is published following the conference.
Done variery of reading and writing the paper up now. Need to do more on Disney and Star Wars and timeliness of paper’s topic makes this easy enough.
I think we’re heading for a new, dominant period of Disneyfication in Hollywood cinema over the next decade, two decades and paper adopts this position as its thesis.