Perspectives on Cinema and Comics Adapting Feature Films into French-Language Comics Serials during the Post-war Years

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serval:BIB_4F149D65E7E0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Perspectives on Cinema and Comics Adapting Feature Films into French-Language Comics Serials during the Post-war Years
Journal
European Comic Art
Author(s)
Boillat Alain
Translator(s)
Portmann Sylvain
ISSN
1754-3797 (Print)
1754-3800 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/05/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
1
Pages
9-24
Language
english
Abstract
This article focuses on the relatively little-known editorial context of children’s
French-language comics serials at a time when they constituted the
main distribution channel of the bande dessinée medium (before the album
became the dominant format), from the immediate post-war years to the
mid-1950s. I examine the importance given to the adaptation of films into
bande dessinée by studying the editorial strategy to which this practice of
adaptation contributes (focusing on the magazine L’Intrépide [The daredevil],
which, at the time, specialised in adaptation) and the narrative and
figurative aspects of the adapters’ approaches. I show in particular how
bandes dessinées are inscribed in genres that structure the periodical publications,
where these were previously established in the cinematographic
domain such as the swashbuckler and the western. The processes of condensation
or amplification of the narrative, as well as the use of the feuilleton,
are at the centre of the case studies.
Keywords
adaptation, European comics, film genre, French press in the 1950s, narration, seriality
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