21 juin 2014

Tim Burton's Batman is one quarter of a century old this monday, June the 23rd!

We sometimes forget how much of a desert was the superhero movie genre in the 80ies. Superman has been tremendously succesful already thanks to the 1978 and 1980 movies. But in spite of them, since Superman 2, you could begin to see parodic elements due to the direction of Richard Lester. The fall was hard with Superman 3 and 4, without even mentioning Supergirl. The few seriousness that was featured, thanks to Richard Donner and his writer Tom Mankiewitz, had already left the genre as soon as it was introduced.... [Lire la suite]
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17 novembre 2013

Batman: Under the Red Hood, a question, no answer?

I didn't write the message below. It was written but the poster whose pseudo is Action Jeans, on 2013 october the 22nd, on the Red Letter Media message board I read. It sums up admirably my own thoughts about the innocence, not only necessary, but mostly indispensable, which goes with the most known superheroes. Our conclusions are opposed, since he seems to regret  the existence of the subject matter, when I agree wholheartedly with it. The tone is more brutal than what I would use myself,... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2013

Innocence and Superheroes

At the heart of “Who Is Sister Love?” is a topic dear to me, namely the relationship between super-heroism such as featured in comic-books and the need for some innocence. For me one doesn’t go without the other. This is why I regard as rather vain the search for “realism” in comic-books. One will probably say that I very have a very “old-school” sensitivity of superheroes, which is true. Nevertheless, “innocent” doesn’t necessarily mean “simplistic”, and doesn’t exclude in my opinion some sophistication. Case in point, the recent... [Lire la suite]
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