Red, Blue, and Bronze: Inside the Symbols of the Wonder Woman Film Valerie Estelle Frankel Author
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Wonder Woman the 2017 film blazed into the theaters and thrilled audiences with its killer action. Boys and girls cheered when their superheroine dropped her cloak and raced across No Man’s Land, eagle blazing on her chest. In fact, a deep symbolism lurks behind Diana’s lasso, shield, and crown, especially the new film versions. Why is her island filled with shells and spirals? As she explores Edwardian London, and mucks through the trenches, how is her journey particularly superheroic? The characters, their origins, and the nuances of feminism reveal much about America’s favorite superheroine and how she subverts them all.


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