Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm in the middle of a really tough week thanks to the Thanksgiving printing schedule for the paper and while I should dash off some pithy local political comment, I just don't have it in me.

But I can be a fanboy. so go here watch the video,, and come back.

Don't worry I'll wait.

Okay, is it just me or does Frank Miller's concept of The Spirit have far less to do with Will Eisner than with "Sin City?" Hey I love the movie "Sin City," but I also love the beauty of Eisner's comic book creation – great art, great storylines.

So why screw with it? Because Eisner is dead and Miller has Hollywood buzz.

I don't know Frank Miller. I hear he is a nice guy and I think he's very talented. But it takes a healthy ego to take someone else's work and make it your own.

Frankly I wish someone had the balls to produce a 2-d cel animated version of the property preserving the look of the original art.
Ahhh, a fanboy can dream, can't he?


dogboy443 said...

I agree with keeping with the style of the original material. I do like Miller, and have met him a few times and yes he is nice, but to take a formula look that has worked for your own material both in print and film, then translate someone else's material, I think is wrong. I believe this will become the 1980's Captain America or Roger Corman FF type flop of the year for comic book movies.

SRBissette said...

Time will tell -- I'm still going day one, front and center, for THE SPIRIT. It can't possibly be worse than the TV movie adaptation!