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What to watch tonight: Will Eisner’s and Frank Miller’s “The Spirit”

Article: What to watch tonight: Will Eisner’s and Frank Miller’s “The Spirit”

Will Eisner’s dazzlingly dark graphic novel “The Spirit” comes to life in a stunning stylized manner. Directed by Eisner’s comics world colleague, Frank Miller, “The Spirit jumps off the screen to engage the viewer. It’s not a surprise, though, as Miller uses the same green-screen method that brought “Sin City” to life. Miller earned his…

“A Contract With God” and Four Up-and-Coming Indie Directors

Article: “A Contract With God” and Four Up-and-Coming Indie Directors

Getting a little less attention than glossier fare like “The Avengers” and “Cowboys & Aliens” in the four-day firestorm of Comic-Con unveilings the past weekend was the announcement that “A Contract With God” was headed to the big screen, indie-style. Will Eisner’s masterpiece, which consists of four semi-autobiographical short stories set in the Bronx and…

Article: Video: “The Spirit” at Comic-Con 2008

“I first met Will Eisner on a street in Vermont, when I was bicycling back home with a bunch of new comic books,” began Frank Miller, comic book artist turned co-director, alongside Robert Rodriguez, with 2005′s “Sin City.” “The Spirit,” an adaptation of Eisner’s long-running crime-fighter comic strip, finds Miller going solo behind the camera…

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