Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Oh, my hero! *swoon*

If Alan Moore speaks I must listen. Follow this here link to read the words of the man himself (read it aloud in deep rumbling Brummie tones for the full effect). I’m looking forward to finally reading the complete 'Lost Girls' after reading the first two issues way back when. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is fun (please ignore the appalling film version) but Lost Girls was clearly where this kind of story first took root and seems far more interesting.

9 comments:

Lupin The 3rd said...

I wasn't aware he wrote From Hell. In fact I wasn't aware he did League of Extraordinary Gentlemen either... now I'm really disappointed with the film.

Nimiwey said...

LEG looked good to me, buggery, I wanted to see it but brain said it looked like kaka.

Gopher said...

It was "kaka". It had potential but as always the film company ruined it.

paulhd said...

The LEO film was steaming kaka, with big fat flies buzzing around it. From Hell was also a rubbish adaptation, the original book shining with a hard diamond brilliance as Mr Moore's best work does.

Gopher said...

I enjoyed From Hell, but I had nothing to compare it with. I found the acting poor at times and a little cheesy, but overall it was a good film.

paulhd said...

From Hell the film was full of cheesy to bad acting, it had some lousy characterisation, absurd ploting and it was just another rubbish Jack The Ripper whodunnit. From Hell the comic (which the film bears only a passing resemblance) is masterly ploted, beautifuly characterised and is not remotely concerned with whodunnit. It is a holistic examination of a time and place and the impact violent murder has on it. It'll by the best 20 quid you ever spent if you bought it.

Gopher said...

You've sold me.

Gopher said...

No, not actually sold me - I mean, not like solicitation or anything!

paulhd said...

See, once a bookseller, always a bookseller, it's in the blood.