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Poll Question: Choose as many as you want
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 09:53
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

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Ghost World and American Splendor for me k


Those are good ones. Thought maybe I should have recommended American Splendor to Moshkito.
Do you know of any similar underground comics related ones? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 10:02
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Ghost World and American Splendor for me k


Those are good ones. Thought maybe I should have recommended American Splendor to Moshkito.
Do you know of any similar underground comics related ones?


Not without doing a web search.

I know very little about comics, though I used to collect the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers (for those that know it ;) ) .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 10:45
By the way, I'm really surprised to see Battle Royale with no votes. I suppose that it is quite exploitative and nasty. Those who liked The Hunger Games should watch this earlier film.



I'm giving it a vote even though I feel guilty doing so (what with the level of violence we see in real life that involve school children).

Tag (we really have far too little world cinema on Netflix Canada) is one that I caught on Netflix that might interest the same kind of somewhat warped people.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 11:13
Had no idea American Splendor was sourced as a graphic novel. It was essentially a biopic, in as much as the comic of the same name was a bio-comic.

Anyway, I would rank it #2 here behind V and just ahead of Hellboy (original only) and Ghostworld.

Also, anything Frank Miller I find irritating.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 11:34
Speaking of biopics, Crumb is a very good one. I wish there were more films based on his comics, I think Fritz the Cat is the only one.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 11:37
Crumb I really enjoyed, and I love Fritz the Cat. Persepolis is a great biopic, I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 02 2018 at 13:02
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Speaking of biopics, Crumb is a very good one. I wish there were more films based on his comics, I think Fritz the Cat is the only one.


Something tells me "Mr. Natural" or "Bizarre Sex: The Movie" would not fly too well. At least in 'Murka. Vaughn Bodē would have likely translated to film better.

But, yes, I enjoyed "Crumb".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hiram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2023 at 13:05
I hope you don't mind me bumping this old poll. 

I voted:

Oldboy - great film, haven't read the comic (I'm using this word so I don't have to type graphic novel over and over again) nor have I seen the US remake. 
Akira - great film, I've read the comic long ago but don't remember it well. 
Battle Royale - really great film, haven't read the comic. 
V for Vendetta - very good film, surprisingly I liked it more than the comic it's based on. 
Hellboy - the first film was absolutely great, the sequel everything but great. I love Hellboy comics. 

No votes but short comments:

A History of Violence - hated the film, the comic was ok if I remember right.
Watchmen - good film that was never going to be as great as the comic, which was one of the masterpieces of the medium.
Ghost World - I've seen the film but don't remember it well, the comic is brilliant. All Daniel Clowes comics come highly recommended. 
Sin City - liked the film from a technical point of view, hated otherwise. I didn't like the comics either. 
Road to Perdition - haven't seen the film but read the comic not long ago. It was ok but didn't make want to see the film. 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - crap film, comics had their moments, but sometimes Alan Moore is too sex-obsessed for my taste. 
300 - silly and entertaining film and the same goes for the comic I guess
Tank Girl - I've seen the film and read the comic but don't remember them well

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2023 at 13:37
Thanks for the bump. I thought I'd voted (or at least read this). This is my wheelhouse.

Votes go to:

Watchmen This raised the bar for CBM cinema. For as much heat as Zack Snyder gets, you need somebody with his aesthetic to adapt a story with that kind of narrative and visual style. Plus, Zack always casts the right people. (Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II?  Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Comedian? Say no more.) The theatrical cut is great, but the Director's Cut is even better.

Sin City I "grew up with" Frank Miller's comics (Daredevil, Ronin, Batman: Year One, Sin City, Hard-Boiled) and this movie was OTT fun. It's acid noir, adeptly translated by a director who should be more highly regarded.

Ghost World I like Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi. (Who doesn't?) This is a beautifully immersive snapshot-scheme chronological piece, no "plot" necessary.

Road to Perdition As far as adaptations go, it's pretty on-the-nose. Read the GN, too. The art is sublime, like a cross between Brian Bolland and John Severin.

Akira 'Nuff said!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2023 at 13:49
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Ghost World and American Splendor for me k


Those are good ones. Thought maybe I should have recommended American Splendor to Moshkito.
Do you know of any similar underground comics related ones?

Love and Rockets by Los Bros. Hernandez (Jaime, Gilbert and Mario). A wholly original, from-the-ground-up self-contained "universe" nothing else like it in the medium.

Love and Rockets (comics) - Wikipedia


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