Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Howard the Duck video journal

More Watchmen: this time it’s a video journal with the costume designer, Michael Wilkinson. The costumes are good, I guess (once again), and other than the 1960s flower children everything seems pretty true to the book.

But why is it that when Hollywood tries to do comic book realism, it comes out looking even more fake and contrived? Is it because comic art is all about fantasy to begin with, that even serious and novelistic books like Watchmen are still unapologetically unreal, with no attempt to fool anybody?

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