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Has anyone seen this? If so id it any good?
It sounds ok & I'm just considering a late night Amazon purchase.
apparently it's not that great - no ghost world
OH MY GOD! he's drinking a giant glass of milk!
I'm not really a fan of Ghost World tbh but i do like Daniel Clowes so i'm intrigued
And if it is what I'm thinking of, it's a bit crap/disappointing.
only 6.4/10 on IMDB although this often is misleading.
i remember thinking john malkovich was good in it at least.
Its pretty random and worth a watch if you can get it cheaply
but wasn't the big joke from Clowes' Art School Confidential comic (tampon in a teacup) already used up in Ghost World?
If you like Daniel Clowes it's definitely worth watching.
I'd agree it's not as good as Ghost World, but it's by no means a bad film.
BTW, ThingsThatFly, David Boring would be shit as a film. Like a Velvet Glove on the other hand...
is one of my all time heroes. I enjoyed the ghost world movie and have the dvd and all but they did change quite a lot of the story which is a bit shameless really. Ive heard pretty hit and miss things about art school confidential. Like A Velvet Glove is probably my favourite Clowes, seeing it as a film would be great, although maybe only as a short.
I recently heard that he is doing a movie with Michel Gondry (holy shit another all time hero how can this fail??) i cant remember the title but its definitely graduated into reality and not just a rumour anymore.
when i heard. it will be AMAZING.
p.s <3 your username
It just shows that Clowes and Zwigoff take their art seriously and set out to create a self-contained work.
I hate this idea of "the film of the book". Ghost World the comic and Ghost World the film are two unique pieces of art, it's just that one is inspired by the other.
and a bit of a cynic too. Changing the story did not serve any purpose but to simplify it, and they did change a whole lot of stuff. I suppose to be fair without changing the story it would not have translated too well to the screen.
and things in the comic that arent in the film, I think they work really well together.
It's like monitoring all the Lord of the Rings films to check they don't deviate from Holy Scripture. "Waaaaaah, Legolas wouldn't have held his bow like that."
Clowes and Zwigoff are creative people and their collaboration took on a life of its own. It's not as if they included a romance with an awkward middle-aged shellac collector to win over the teen vote.
at least im geek chic and not just a geek lord of the rings fan. joke btw.
If you love something i think its fair enough if you dont think it was a good idea for them to massively change it.
The whole campus murder mystery thing. But it retains some brilliant stuff from the strip.
got a bit silly by the end. I haven't read the original comic either which may have been why I liked it more.
David Boring is my favourite Daniel Clowes book, although I've only read that and Ghost World.
david boring might actually be my least favourite! Get Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron and also 20th Century Eightball for some really premium Clowes. 20th Century Eightball is a collection of smaller comics, and some of it is real genius.
but has absoloutley fallen to bits by the end. I watched it alone and remember thinking I'd have probably felt embarassed if anyone had been with me.
Like when you're little - watching Under Seige on the BBC with your mum, and have to sqiurm through the nudity/pretend you wouldn't be fapping if she wasn't there.
I wouldn't watch it again.