How Genres change: Superhero Movies Get Old

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

John G. Cawelti, "Chinatown and Generic Transformation in Recent American Films" (PDF)

Jean-Christophe Cloutier, A Country for Old Men: "Unforgiven", "The Shootist", and the Post-Heyday Western
Cinema Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4 (Summer 2012), pp. 110-129