FLM 251 Comics and Film

This course focuses on the relationship between two different art forms and industries that have grown increasingly entwined in recent decades: comics and film. This course covers the development of the comic book industry, the storytelling techniques native to the medium, its long connections to the film industry, and the question of adaptation and translation. How did two industries come to influence one another? What are the challenges inherent in attempting to adapt or translate material firmly rooted in the storytelling techniques of one medium into another?