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Author LinkBukatman, Scott,1957-
Title LinkThe poetics of Slumberland : animated spirits and the animating spirit / Scott Bukatman.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
Description xvii, 266 p., [32] p. of plates :  ill. (some col.) ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Monograph GV
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-250) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction: the lively, the playful, and the animated -- Drawn and disorderly -- The motionless voyage of Little Nemo -- Labor and anima -- Disobedient machines -- Labor and animatedness -- Playing superheroes.
Summary "In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media of comics and cartoons brilliantly captured a playful, rebellious energy. Slumberland is more than a marvelous world for Nemo and its other citizens; it is an aesthetic space defined by the artist’s innovations. The book broadens to consider similar ’animated’ behaviors in seemingly disparate media--films about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh; the musical My Fair Lady and the story of Frankenstein; the slapstick comedies of Jerry Lewis; and contemporary comic superheroes--drawing them all together as purveyors of embodied utopias of disorder."--p. [4] of cover.
Subject LinkFantastic, The, in art.
LinkFantasy in motion pictures.
LinkComic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
LinkAnimated films -- History and criticism.
Subject Linkpmc

System Number 000677152
ISBN Link9780520265714 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0520265718 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780520265721 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0520265726 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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