Essay on spider man

Submitted By Patricia-Mendes
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Patricia Almeida
Yamila Rosales
Professor Fernandez
ENC1102 – 6:30pm
June 8, 2015
The Adventure of Spider-Man “The major differences between books and films is that visual images stimulate our perceptions directly, while written words can do this indirectly” (“Adaptation”). “Some changes are inspired by a desire to make the original story interesting and applicable to a contemporary audience” (“Adaptation”). Watching movies created from books or comics have similarities and also many differences regarding the plot. The most recent example varying that is Spider-Man the comic series written by Stan Lee to The Amazing Spider-Man the film directed by Sam Raimi. Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922 in New York City to Romanian immigrants Celia and Jack Lieber. He is a producer and writer. He has been married to Joan Lee since December 5, 1947 and they have two children. Lieber, who later shortened his name to “Lee” as a writer, went on to be hired as an office assistant at Timely Comics in 1939 and became an interim editor for the company in the early 1940’s. Lee also served domestically in the Army during World War II working as a writer and illustrator. Stan Lee went on to work for the company that would eventually become Marvel Comics. He was responsible for creating popular characters like Spiderman, X-Men, Hulk and Thor. Stanley Lee was promoted to editorial director and publisher in 1972. He started the intellectual property company POW! Entertainment in 2001. Later in the decade, Lee received a medal of arts honor from President George W. Bush. (“Stan Lee”). Orphaned as a baby when his parents were killed overseas in a plane crash as U.S. government spies, only child Peter Parker was raised by his elderly Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Academically gifted, Peter displayed an uncanny affinity for science that was nothing short of genius. Socially, however, he was painfully shy and the target of much cruelty by his peers at Midtown High School. Attending a public science exhibit when Peter was 15-years old, he was bitten on the hand by a radioactive spider accidentally irradiated by a particle beam, empowering Peter with the arachnid's proportional strength and agility, and the ability to cling to almost any surface. Most incredibly, he had gained a sixth sense that provided him with early warning of impending danger. Disguised, Peter tested his newfound abilities defeating professional wrestler Crusher Hogan in the ring, and earning some cash. Using his scientific prowess, he constructed a pair of artificial web-shooters that attached to his wrists. To help his Aunt May with finances, Peter took a freelance job at the Daily Bugle selling pictures of himself as Spider-Man. Spider-Man soon found himself facing a rogue's gallery of powerful thieves, gangsters, and megalomaniacs (“Stan Lee-Marvel”) Samuel Marshall Raimi was born on October 23, 1959 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Married to Gillian Greene from 1993 - present with five children. From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with a 8mm camera. He was a devoted fan of The Three Stooges, so much of Raimi's film work in his teens, with good friends Bruce Campbell and Robert G. Tapert, was slapstick comedy based around what they had observed from "Stooges" movies. In 2002, Raimi was given a real opportunity to demonstrate his dynamic visual style with the big-budget film adaptation of the Stan Lee comic book superhero, Spider-Man (2002), and fans were not disappointed. The movie was strong in both script and effects, and was a runaway success at the box office (“Sam Raimi”). Sony/Columbia released the first big screen Spider-Man movie May 2002. Directed by Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Since the original, there have been two sequels, and just as the 4th movie was gaining steam, the studio announced a reboot with an all new cast and crew. Orphaned at an…