Oh cmon The Spirit wasn’t that bad… It’s not a classic movie but I enjoyed it. You can’t say he suck at directing after only one movie. There is worst out there… I watched some pretty lame movies this year, and Frank is better than some. Seriously, I wasn’t expecting anything from The Spirit so I was not disapointed. Maybe you guys are fan of the comic?
It seems to me that drawing comic and directing movies can come to be pretty close. It’s just like a storyboard. No?
I just didn’t feel it had alot of the things that are the basic framework that make a movie work. Just my opinion, Frank Miller isn’t much of a filmmaker.
Yeah but the structural components may be faulty. A great example would be the novelist Raymond Chandler who co -wrote Double Indemnity with Billy Wilder, both of them hated each other, but they needed one another. Billy Wilder was the filmmaker, so he knew how to structure a great cinematic story, while Raymond Chandler knew nothing of that sort and helped mostly with the dialogue. My point is, each artist has their own artistic calling in whatever line of work they do. Frank Miller may be a good graphic novel writer and illustrator, but he may very well lack the ability to adapt that novel into film, which is a completely different medium. Robert Rodriguez is a natural born filmmaker, that is why Sin City was such a success - and keep in mind there were various novel volumes that were squeezed into one film. The structure alone of Sin City proves the difference between a graphic novel creator and a good filmmaker that knows his shit.
Double Indemnity really is your go to movie now. That’s awesome, I loved the flick and even saw it again this morning when I couldn’t go back to sleep. Once again, thanks.