08 March 2009

From text to movie

This article from the Chicago Tribune features Alan Moore, the author of the graphic series Watchmen.  He talks about how much he loathes his comics being turned into movies, as so many comic features are.  I think it speaks to the importance of text and how much can be lost when text is created into movies.  Of course there are exceptions, but how many times have we said, "Read the book.  It was so much better than the movie!"  

My favorite quote from the article was "With Moore the text matters.  The page matters.  The context matters."

Long live print.


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