This presentation highlights the melodramatic conventions most common to superhero films (i.e. the suffering hero, the innocent female who winds up as the victim, and the centrality of family relationships) via close analysis of key scenes from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012, dir. Marc Webb). It will explain why this trend in modern superhero films has made them the successes they are, why they are popular among U.S. audiences, and why the majority of movie goers see them as some of the "better" films.
|Presenter:||Thomas Holmes (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||1:15 pm (Session III)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition
6 pm - 8 pm
American Democracy Project Lecture: Janet Poppendieck
5 pm - 5:45 pm