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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

That's the Spirit!

Wait. That's the Spirit?

You tell me:



So what do you think?

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7 Comments:

At 4/29/2008 1:39 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

A customer told me that in an interview they read, Will Eisner told Frank Miller he always wanted the spirit in black but the strips at the time were limited by color.?

The phone line clip is really cool!

 
At 4/30/2008 6:49 PM, Blogger Dave said...

This kind of pisses me off honestly. Not that ti doesn't look somewhat cool, but what is the point of Miller interjecting his own style into something he had no hand in creating or even contributing to, Sin City/ 300 style for this is frankly - absurd in my eyes. They had a grand template for a modernized vision of the character in Cooke's year long effort on the comic and they throw that out the window for more grim and gritty visually 'cool' fare. Blargh.

 
At 5/01/2008 10:29 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

dave - I agree with you... this looks like FRANK MILLER'S THE SPIRIT, not WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT. Let's hope he injects the humor into the movie that Eisner injected into the comic... I'm sure the visuals will be spectacular, let's hope the original flavor is there...

 
At 5/01/2008 1:39 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I think it's almost as if he's going to do films in the way he has approached his comics. In his own style, damn the original.

 
At 5/01/2008 1:40 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

But I still think it looks cool. Sure, it doesn't look like a Wil Eisner Spirit. But it does LOOK COOL.

 
At 5/04/2008 1:19 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Okay... I try to not be the negative comment guy much in life if I can avoid it, but...

"The city is my mother, my lover..." ...the voice over is stupid... ridiculous, and the visuals of it just are all Miller, when it should be Eisner. I don't doubt Miller respects Eisner's work, but Miller's ego drives his work so much that I'm not surprised at all that this film merely looks like all of "his" work. I'm disappointed, because The Spirit is one of my all time favourite characters, but there's no way I'm going to see this picutre. Miller obviously paid enough attention to the Spirit years ago to lift all the best elements of the Sand Sarif story to use in Daredevil when doing his Elektra saga, but apparently doesn't think enough of the source material now to pay it any mind. The Spirit was Eisner's avenue for introducing some "smarts" to comics, but leave it to Miller to miss that aspect and just go right to what he brings to the game -the grim and the grit. This may just end up being a bigger mindless train wreck of an effort than All Star Batman and Robin.

Here endth my rant...

 
At 5/04/2008 2:58 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Good rant Joe... I'll probably at least watch this at some point, as it can't be more of a trainwreck than ASBats.

 

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