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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 9/9/2012 10:43:14 AM   
Biggus


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ORIGINAL: DJ Rob C: Mark II!

I'm confused, I thought this was a thread talking about the Nolan Batman films


Funnily enough that's exactly what I thought. I'm still amazed at the money made by The Dark Knight. Don't get me wrong I personally think it's a great film but I didn't think it would have the mass appeal with cinema audiences that it did.

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 9/9/2012 7:06:02 PM   
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I think it's fab, agreed... as with Inception, it's high proof you can make a big blockbuster that doesn't play dumb with the audience and treats them intelligently and does it's own thing and still make big money

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 9/9/2012 7:34:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DJ Rob C: Mark II!

I think it's fab, agreed... as with Inception, it's high proof you can make a big blockbuster that doesn't play dumb with the audience and treats them intelligently and does it's own thing and still make big money


It's kinda reassuring.

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 9/9/2012 8:24:28 PM   
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I'm pretty much chomping at the bit now to see what Nolan does next (Man of Steel of course, looks interesting)

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 9/9/2012 8:34:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DJ Rob C: Mark II!

I'm pretty much chomping at the bit now to see what Nolan does next (Man of Steel of course, looks interesting)


Champing. Excuse my pedantry.

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 10/9/2012 10:15:41 AM   
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Never mind The Crow, just look to either Ghost World or Road to Perdition to see comic book movies that managed to touch base with both their readers and the uninitiated.  Both faithful adaptations and both critically acclaimed.

I'd love to see a Transmetropolitan movie that stayed true to Warren Ellis's vision, but I'd imagine that any version that saw the light would be so heavily influenced by the studio that we'd never see the real Spider Jerusalem or what his bowel disruptor gun can do to a Republican presidential candidate when it is set to "prolapse"



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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 10/9/2012 11:00:47 AM   
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What comic book movie/ story would you like to see made which caters for comic book reading fans and does not focus on the studio bottom line and need to suck in the uninitiated?


Didn't The Crow already manage this?



I thought Blade done pretty well as well?

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 10/9/2012 11:07:16 AM   
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And A History of Violence.

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RE: A comic book movie that didn't have to pander to th... - 10/9/2012 12:05:39 PM   
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The Harvey Pekar story: American Splendor
One of my favorite films and easily one of my favorite Illustrators and writers.

I would love to see more Indie-pendant comics get a more wider audience and if that is through the other medium of Film then its always an option.
We've had Scott Pilgrim,Kick-Ass,Road To Perdition and History Of Violence to name but a few bring great succes in both the comic-book world and film-world.

Deep down I would love to see a Robert Crumb film,and maybe some others including works by Tim Barela,Junji Ito,Jeff Smith,Seth and some more works adapted from Hellboy writer/artist Mike Mignolla.

But there is certainly alot of originality in the Comic-Book medium and,clearly,the studio's know this.

EDIT: Brian Azzarello's 100 Bullets would make a great potential tv series.

EDIT: But there is the other side of the coin and that is: Why should Comic books be made into Films?
The main reason comic-books are created is because they are worked into that medium AND because they wanted to be worked into them,and by the case of Alan Moores Watchmen,From Hell it is obvious to see that they are Un-filmable and in my opinion that's a good thing.

Theres some comic books that can get into other mediums such as the ones noted above.And they're comic books with the sole intention of being made into films,which I think is a sad indictment personally to the medium they were originally created in ie it feels as-if they're cheating it.

So there is certainly some case's for for and against.

Me,well I'm open to them being made into Films but I do love the writers/artists saying "no,my book is made for the comic-book medium and comic book medium only!".




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