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Monday, January 5 2009

A Spirited Friendship

Given the respective careers of Will Eisner and Frank Miller, the root of their friendship becomes apparent. For both, the comics medium takes precedence above all else.


Sunday, January 4 2009

Will Eisner’s Dual Identity: The Spirit of an Artist

A biography of Will Eisner, perhaps the greatest cartoonist in the history of American comics. Eisner used The Spirit as his vessel for unexplored creativity with story elements not commonly found in comics.


Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Reviews

Monday, December 22 2008

The Spirit

The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) lives in a dark, superficial, and exceedingly familiar place.


Sunday, March 30 2008

Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2

Hooray for 'Hollywood': Second volume of '30s 'Forbidden' films is a fascinating collection.


Tuesday, December 12 2006

Absolute Dark Knight

In a way, The Dark Knight Strikes Again is Miller turning his back on The Dark Knight Returns and trying to give readers a different take on superheroes.


Monday, August 15 2005

Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.


Thursday, March 31 2005

Sin City (2005)

Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 20 2014

The 10 Worst Examples of Screenwriters Turned Directors

Sometimes, letting a screenwriter direct a movie turns out to be a terrific idea. Here are 10 examples, however, where that promise translated into something pathetic.


Tuesday, December 23 2008

This 'Spirit' Stumbles as it Soars

In cinema, the shelf life for style is apparently three years. Back in 2005, critics were beside themselves praising the monochrome magic of Robert Rodriguez's astonishing


News

Thursday, December 25 2008

Fast chat with 'The Spirit' director Frank Miller

One of the few comics creators who has become his own brand, writer-artist Frank Miller first made his mark with a gritty, film-noir take on


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