I’m hosting #MTOS this Sunday – Comic Book Adaptations
This coming Sunday, August 23rd I will be hosting #MTOS Movie Talk on Sunday. It’s a weekly Twitter conversation where ten questions are asked, one every ten minutes starting at 20.00 GMT, or 2pm US Central time, I’m not quite sure how that conversion works, but any time I’ve joined in it’s started at 2pm Central. Of course, if you want to prepare yourself ahead of time, I have conveniently prepared the questions for you right below so you have time to think about your answers. Otherwise, just follow me @Bubbawheat and answer the questions as they come, don’t forget to use the hashtag #MTOS, and also follow #MTOS on Twitter and the founders, @raghavmodi and @askimrach.
First things first, when I say “Comic book adaptations”, I’m specifically excluding the traditional superhero movie, that’s a topic for another day. Here’s a brief list for you:
30 Days of Night
Art School Confidential
Blue is the Warmest Color
Cowboys & Aliens
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Hercules (the 2014 Rock version)
A History of Violence
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Men in Black
Road to Perdition
Tales From the Crypt
V for Vendetta
Q1) Let’s start off with the big one, what’s your favorite comic book movie?
Q2) Was there a movie or movies that surprised you to find out they were based on a comic book?
Q3) Do you think that translating the visual style of the comic book important for a comic book movie?
Q4) While superhero movies aren’t often acclaimed, several comic book movies are hailed as great films, why do you suppose that is?
Q5) Has there been a comic book film that inspired you to read the book it was based on or vice versa?
Q6) In this age of ever increasing big budget superhero movies, has “Comic book movie” become a dirty word to cinephiles?
Q7) Aside from action, is there another genre of film that seems to offer the best comic book adaptations?
Q8) Comic book movies also have their failings, what’s the worst comic book film you’ve ever seen?
Q9) If you’re a comic book reader, is there a comic book that should be adapted to film? Superheroes included this time.
Q10) And finally to turn things around, what is a film that would make a great comic book/graphic novel, and why?