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How music makes Captain America a hero and Superman a mope

Captain America: The First Avenger

What does Marvel know that Warner Bros. doesn’t?

I recently explained why I thought Marvel was having such success creating “Superman” movies using Captain America, and there was some good discussion in the comments about how each series treated its lead characters. One comment stood out, and I thought it was worth sharing formally.

Ryan Thompson is a Ph.D candidate in Musicology at the University of Minnesota, where he specializes in ludomusicology, the study of game audio and the culture that surrounds it. He jumped into the comments of the story to explore how these movies explore their characters through music, and what that music says about each hero.

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