A lot of our standard, basic concepts of drama and narrative trace back to the Ancient Greeks. Three act structure? Aristotle. Catharsis? Also Aristotle. Structurally and thematically, we have never really moved on from the groundwork laid out by Aristotle, Sophocles, and Homer, et al. Now, most of the Ancient Greek plays and epic poems did not deal with Joe Normal the fisherman or John Everyman the farmer.
In Black Panther, the hero owes a lot to his relationships with the women in his family. Superhero movies are filled with dead parents. Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Peter Quill, Magneto, and the Maximoff twins are all orphans. So it’s hardly surprising that so much of the heavier emotional content in superhero films is related to dead parents — grief, anger, feelings of inadequacy, desire to “prove” themselves.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for ‘Black Panther.’It takes quite a while for Black Panther to introduce its main villain, newcomer Eric Stevens, alias Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). Perhaps it’s because once he does show up, he steals the show—and quite literally, too, bursting into action in one of the best heist intros since Heath Ledger’s Joker.
@mhcovill You realize that this is also how he wrote 28 Days Later? Literally the same opening as Day of the Triffids.
The way book adaptations should be done, imho. Movies trying to be books rarely work out.
Saw #Annihilation today. The film student part of my brain is happy. The biology student part of my brain is happy. My feminist sensibilities are happy. Everything about me is happy.
Bless you, Alex Garland.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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