April 12, 2006

Neil Gaiman on comics and film

Neil Gaiman writes about the increasingly intertwined paths of comic writers and film-makers and questions the value of an unlimited special effects budget mentality. As he points out, often aiming at a smaller audience makes for a more interesting story. I love the notion that comic people have a willingness to "do our learning and experimenting in public". That's what's missing from the popular conceit of storytelling - the live aspect. For all the challenges of bringing a story to the screen, what really excites me is the potential for turning this into performances that the audience can engage with.

"Not having to be liked is enormously liberating."

In praise of moving pictures - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au

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