The encyclopedia of superheroes on film and television

by Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2004
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 791.43652 M89
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  791.43652 M89
A complete guide to 50 years of superheroes on screen. Each entry includes cast and credits, a format guide, individual episode descriptions, cross references, critical commentaries, as well as notations about arch-villains, gadgets, powers, and headquarters.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A succinct compilation of 4,000 references to people, places, history, and phenomena, Manser's dictionary elucidates references to the obscure. An attractive page layout introduces the student, teacher, and general reader to such arcana as the link between Danse macabre and the Black Death and between Perils of Pauline and silent movies. Selections come from scripture (Golden calf, Jeremiad); literature (Kafkaesque, Philippic); the arts (It girl, Mona Lisa smile); science (Critical mass, Indian summer); history (Grace Darling, Tiananmen Square); popular locutions (Bunkum, Point man); religion (Born-again, Purgatory); and other sources. Simplified pronunciation employs underscoring of stressed syllables rather than accents (e.g., humfree for Humphrey). Entries conclude with examples of use and identify author, title, and date. Cross-referencing broadens the user's perspective on a range of concepts.  This dictionary builds on Manser's Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions (2004). There is some overlap with the earlier work, as there is with the classic Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (17th ed., 2005) and Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2d ed., 2005). Large collections will want all of them, because each has terms not found in the others. For small collections, The Facts On File Dictionary of Allusions could stand alone.--Snodgrass, Mary Ellen Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Superhero films -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Superhero television programs -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2004
Language English
Description x, 621 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 597-607) and index.
ISBN 9780786417230
0786417234 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
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