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Mmmm, Gaiman...

I found this article nestled in the pages of Neil Gaiman’s weblog. It’s from The Times (that’s UK, kids, not NY) and anyone interested in adapting comics to film or Gaiman’s recent oevrrrre, Mirrormask might enjoy reading it:
It’s not always who draws wins

As a teaser, this little quip from Alan Moore, eccentric literary genius:
“Before that I naively thought that you could have the films of my work on the one hand, and my actual work on the other, and for them both to exist but have nothing to do with each other. But I realised then that there was nothing to stop people making damaging claims, like I was getting ideas from American movie writers. I was cross-examined on a video-link for ten hours. Ten hours! “Besides, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was, by all accounts, a piece of s*** that cost $100 million, which is probably the budget of an emergent Third World nation. You are beginning to cross ethical lines there.”
buck-tick: taboo

Going to the Movies

ko Paikea, ko Paikea, hee!

Just finished watching “Whale Rider,” and am reminded that this is one of my very favorite films. Top five, definitely; along with Seven Samurai…

It deals so well with just about every important issue there is in life: love, rejection, purpose, history, identity…yeah, it’s good, powerful stuff.

I also saw (good on a much lesser scale) The Brothers Grimm last Friday. Entirely enjoyable, if you ask me and undeserving of the harsh criticism it’s been getting. It looks great and it’ll make you laugh. These days that’s a 10 on 10 as far as blockbusters are concerned. Would’ve been better with Johnny Depp, though, but then what wouldn’t be?

-Johnny: “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Yup, definitely an improvement.

I also found a suitable and more eloquent follow-up to my previous posting from the CL-er. It should soon follow.

In the meantime…

Top five, all time favorite films (in NPO)

-Seven Samurai
-The Thin Red Line
-Ghost World
-Whale Rider

VERY close runners up: Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Harold and Maude

and A Clockwork Orange, Edward Scissorhands, Dong: The Hole, Bottle Rocket and, and…aww crap, who’m I kidding? This is the one list I don’t think I can make.

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