Tag: Batman

Aesthetics and Affiliation in Gotham

When Fox’s drama Gotham first premiered, it immediately became clear that its villains were going to be one of the primary foci. After all, while the series’ ostensible protagonists are Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the very young Bruce Wayne…


On Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Last week’s announcement that Tim Burton will direct a remake of Disney’s Dumbo is a reminder that in Burton’s career we witness the convergence of the aesthetic logic of allusionism and the corporate logic of franchising.​