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Dec 28

The Spirit

Category: Opinions

Let’s say you made a movie that looked kind of like Sin City, but more colorful, yet not nearly as beautiful. You gave the movie a boring story with generally boring characters. If you did those things, you followed the same path as the people who wasted film on The Spirit.


5 Comments so far

  1. Cat Valente December 29th, 2008 4:51 pm

    I need your address to send you your helpvera auction manuscript!

  2. Gina December 29th, 2008 6:47 pm

    Hey Mike-

    Just watched the TAL episode again, which lead me here. Like the blog! Was wondering what Ira was like in person. Been trying to get a job with them, but as a photojournalist radio’s not really a part of my field, unfortunately.


  3. Will December 29th, 2008 11:04 pm

    Well; the one Saving Grace was… least Hacks can’t just copy the R.R green screen style of SinCity and make a hit with it; at least the Masses deject knock offs. You need Story, You need, Heart, you need, Grit. Gritty for Gritty’s sake gets ya no where. Triumph the failures; they teach us what Not to do…..

  4. Will December 30th, 2008 1:21 pm

    Frank Miller both wrote and directed Spirit; and went for that comic book over the top feel; but I think the way Robert Rodriguez made Sin City shows how important the person driving the film is; regardless of who wrote the material; how it gets across is key.

  5. Alison June 11th, 2009 9:59 pm

    You couldn’t be any more right!!!! That movie was the biggest copycat with no storyline!