Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 26 - A comic you wish they would make into a movie

The thing is that most comic books wouldn't make good movies. There is an essential difference between graphic story telling and film, and most of our favourite comic book characters would look ridiculous up on screen. So let's stay away from super-heroes and shambling muck monsters and instead look at a quiet, human interest story. The sort that indie comics do so well, something like Ghost World.

The Essex county trilogy by Jeff Lemire is exactly the sort of moving story that would make a good independent spirited film. The stories within the book about a lost boy, a pair of estranged brothers, and a district nurse making her rounds would do well up on the big screen. Especially when combined with the wide open spaces of Ontario.

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