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Trailer Breakdown: The Adventures Of Tintin
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O Captain My Captain

Here’s a bit of a glimpse at Captain Haddock himself, Tintin’s more aggressive, more drunken partner in not-crime, aboard what looks to be his ship, Karaboudjan. Haddock can’t help loving whisky, brandy, rum and any other sort of alcohol going, although he does occasionally try for the wagon. Said Spielberg to Empire of his character, “I think audiences today are mindful enough to know that Captain Haddock is not anyone’s example of how to walk a straight line. His affair with the bottle never embraces alcoholism as a comic tool, but it was certainly a 19th century and 20th century value to tell stories about the town drunk. In this case, it ends up with the town drunk finally coming to his senses.” Huh? “I’m not sure he’ll stay sensible after this film," he finished. Ah. That makes more sense.

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shameless double posting but i'd LOVE Williams to score the Tintin theme from the original cartoon show, but beef it up to an even grander scale, that would be class! More

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