Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorGürata, Ahmeten_US
dc.contributor.authorOkay, Damlaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:23:44Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:23:44Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15727
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 78-80.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe comic book superhero is one of the most important cultural products of the United States. From the second quarter of the 20th century on, the iconic and allusional images of the larger-than-life superheroes in colorful costumes took over not only the pages of comic books, but also occasionally, and recently quite frequently, the big screen. Due to the changing tone of the superhero narratives over time and with the help of special effects that enable directors to imagine broader cityscapes, the concept of city, which has always been a fundamental element in superhero comics, gained even more importance on film. This study aims to overview the aesthetics of urban spaces in recent superhero films, as well as the relationship they build with the elements of the city. Additionally this study will investigate and bring together thoughts on the after-effects of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City as one of the possible reasons of the ‘superhero boom’ of the last decade, and ultimately reach the conclusion that the position of the superhero films towards both urban crime and international terror can be classified as ambiguity.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityOkay, Damlaen_US
dc.format.extentviii, 80 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectSuperheroen_US
dc.subjectCityen_US
dc.subject9/11en_US
dc.subjectAmbiguityen_US
dc.subject.lccPN6725 .O53 2011en_US
dc.subject.lcshComic books, strips, etc.--United States--History and criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroes in art.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroes in literature.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSuperheroes--2000-2010.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSuperheroes films.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPopular culture--United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroes in mass media.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHeroes--Political aspects--United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns--United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCity planning--United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial phobia.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSeptember 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Comic books, strips, etc.en_US
dc.titleThe dark night : representing urban anxieties in contemporary superhero filmsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Interior Architecture and Environmental Designen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record