|Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:24 pm: |
(I'd been at the coast all week.)
|Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 04:02 pm: |
"Popular culture commonly upchucks the passions of history in distorted form as story panels and chunks of Technicolor." Lots of C and PC and lovin' it.
Constantine was released after League. Moore successfully had his name removed so it's technically accurate to say it isn't his. But he originated it.
V began in '82 and certainly Moore would have been aware of Orwell. But well before the Matrix.
|Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 11:01 pm: |
I just went and saw the movie. I appreciate your review all the more now. Despite its problems, V's obviously a sincere effort, and if Moore can't settle for anything less than total control over his work, then he should never have sold any screen rights. It's an improbable comic-book movie made from an improbable comic book, just like all comic-book movies I've seen. It's a little stronger than the comic in certain places, a little weaker in others, and pretty much faithful in its centerpiece -- Evey's detention and torture. It's got the comic-book melodrama throughout. A good time at the movies, but compromised from the get-go as a political statement.
|Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 04:03 am: |
Yeah, now imagine Samantha Mortion as Evey, Better movie.
|Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 10:44 am: |
I loves me some Samantha Morton. If you have not seen MORVERN CALLAR yet, see it.
|Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:16 am: |
|Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:45 am: |
I just saw your comments about Moore in the other thread, PM. I wasn't aware of all that and was talking out of my ass. I have more respect for him now.
|Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 12:23 pm: |
It's worth watching Morvern Callar for Morton's performance. The book is much better, even though she's not in it.
|Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 02:16 pm: |
Agreed. Warner's book is much richer and more evocative than Lynne Ramsay's film, although the movie is still quite worthwhile.