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Graphic Novels Made into Films (available in the Hatfield Library)
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.9.W3 T47 2007
Depicts the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, when King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against invading Persian King Xerxes and his army of 100,000.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 A47 2001
A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century.
American Splendor (2003)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 A547 2003
Harvey Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life.
Blade Runner (1982)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 B63 1999
Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner"-- stalking genetically-made criminal replicants.
Ghost World (2001)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 G56 2002
Two recent high school graduates wreak havoc on all who cross their path, until an oddball loner looking for Miss Right comes into their lives.
The Cat Returns (2002)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 C285 2005
In an imaginative and lighthearted tale, a young schoolgirl saves the life of a noble cat and is rewarded with a shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat King's son...
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 K293 2005
Nausicaä is the princess of a rural valley that lives at peace on the edge of a deadly fungal wasteland, until a ship carrying a weapon from a bygone industrial age crashes nearby...
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 P317 2008
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family.
Road to Perdition (2002)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.G3 R63
Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed.
From Hell (2001)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S87 F86 2002
In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.B55 H84 2012
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
Judex: A Serial in Twelve Episodes (1916)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) (PN1995.9.S5 J88 2005
One of cinema's first 'superheroes, ' the mysterious Judex is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother, the evil Diana Monti and her accomplices, the detective Cocatin, and the charming Licorice Kid.
The Incredibles (2004)
Call Number: Hatfield Library Featured DVDs PN1995.9.A6 I42 2005
Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack.
Columbia University's Graphic Novels Page
A detailed guide to resources about Graphic Novels.
Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson as an offshoot of his Oregon comic-book retail chain, Things From Another World. Richardson pursued the idea of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, and twenty-five years later the company has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States.
The William Blake Archive
A hypermedia archive sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Rochester, and the Scholarly Editions and Translations Division of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Graphic Novels LibGuide
A library guide about Graphic Novels developed by Tara Spies Smith, a reference librarian at Texas State University, San Marcus.
Films about Superheroes from Comics and Comic Books
Superman Returns (2006)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 S87 2006
Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A3 B344 2005
Batman begins his protection of Gotham City. He battles against a corrupt police force, mob gangsters and the worst villian of all ... The Joker
The Phantom (1996)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A3 P437 1999
An expedition lands on the island of Bengalla, seeking the legendary skulls of Touganda. Believed to harness an energy force of incalculable power, the skulls could spell disaster for mankind...
The Phantom (1943)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A3 P436 2004
Professor Davidson and his lovely daughter Diana search Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz... (Videodisc release of programs originally produced in 1943)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Call Number: http://Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A3 B38 2001
When Batman and Robin get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission. But the tip is a set-up by four of the most powerful villains ever, who seek to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all. (Based on TV series).
Foreign Films Based on Manga and Comics
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.J3 K498 2005
Ranmaru and Kei have a strong and passionate relationship built on years of trust, sacrifice and love. But... Based on the original manga comic by Kazuma Kodaka.
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.K6 O43 2005
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Daesu is released and sets out to find his abductors. Based on the comics by Tsuchiya Garon and Minegishi Nobuaki.
Initial D (2005)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.C5 T78 2005
While delivering food for his father's restaurant, a teenager perfects the technique of "drifting" and becomes a skilled street racer... Based on the comic books and characters created by Shuichi Shigeno.
Whisper of the Heart
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.J3 M44 2006
A schoolgirl named Shizuku, who longs to discover her true talents, meets the mysterious Seiji, a boy who is determined to follow his dreams, and The Baron, a magical cat who helps her listen to the whispers in her heart.
The White Sheik (1956)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.I8 S25 2003
Ivan Cavalli brings his new wife Wanda to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history--a rigid schedule of family meetings and an audience with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy.
Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian
Subjects: Art & Art History
, Cinema Studies
, Latin American Studies
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) NC1429.C79 C79 2006
This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix.
Right in der Fuhrer's Face
Call Number: HAT AV Video D810.P7 U46 1990
Studies the role of propaganda in the United States in World War II. The role of Hollywood, advertising, music and comic books of the time are discussed.
Ginsberg Sings Blake: Songs of Innocence & Experience
Call Number: HAT AV Video M1624.G35 G4 1995
A concert of 30 songs highlighting poems originally spun by William Blake, with inspired new melodies crafted by the poet Allen Ginsberg performed in a folk, country and neo-Renaissance style.
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D4 S654 2005
Includes the classic cartoon "Slap Happy Lion"
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A3 I89 2005
Includes Oscar-winning Tom and Jerry cartoon "The Two Mouseketeers".