Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Spirit Trailer

(courtesy MTV)


DecoderRing said...


Look, I want to be clear. I'm going. Obviously I'm going.

But on another level it does take a special breed of cartoonish super-villainy to take the most famous creation by perhaps the most influential creator in comics history and completely re-make it as an homage to your own style.

My City Screams? What?

*sigh* Though obviously I'm still going.

Cunningham said...

Put the gun down, Gregg... ;D

Miller addresses this issue in the interview after the trailer. I don't mind this approach one bit as I think there are more people out there who know SIN CITY far better than they know the SPIRIT.

And let's be clear, Miller's style - both writing and drawing is an evolution from Eisner's. Miller's approach to DAREDEVIL bears this out. His design work on SC is a progression from that. Yes, he is pushing the limits here (I'm not 100% sold on "My City Screams" either), but I think he's going to give us a movie that hits the points we expect from a Spirit movie and a whole lot more.

Miller's making a movie for this time and today's audience. I think if he were to "strictly" adhere to what Eisner accomplished in the 40's then we would get a movie that more closely resembles DICK TRACY...

And I don't think anyone really wants that.

DecoderRing said...

Again, I'm going to see the movie. Maybe twice. And buy the DVD. I'm just sayin'...

I've heard Miller's argument and I don't think it's a "get out of jail free card" on this. Darwyn Cooke's run on DC's Spirit comic is much more of a modernization of Eisner's Spirit that this, which appears to be Sin City Superhero.

I loved Sin City. I love dudes in domino masks who fight crime. I would mow Frank Miller's lawn if he asked me to. I am going to see this movie.

But someday I hope they make a movie of The Spirit, 'cause I'd love to see that too.

Paul Salvi said...

Not so much Dick Tracy as an urban Indiana Jones. Breezy high adventure. Fun. Remember fun?

Tony said...

Amen. Fun. That's what's missing.

The Spirit is one of the most down-to-earth, unpretentious heroes there are. And this ... this is a little pretentious.

Eisner is an influence of Miller, but Eisner's an influence on everybody. Miller's work is similar to Eisners, but where Eisner had heart, Miller has a punch in the stomach.

Let me state for the record that I love Miller. I have almost all of the Sin City series. But I love Eisner more.