Make the girls of THE SPIRIT sigh

I know I just shut down another thread, but here’s the link to the whispering women of the Spirit. It’s esp. fun when you run your cursor over it real fast.


  1. Al says

    Oh, that Good Girl poster was not in the selection we had looked at earlier.
    hmm, dermographics. I mean…. demographics.

  2. Peter David says

    “I know I just shut down another thread,”

    Yes, you did, and I wish you hadn’t. I thought it was a really interesting discussion.


  3. says

    AH! I “get it” now… I didn’t hear the “whispering” due to the BBC playing on my computer at the same time. No wonder that report about troops in Iraq sounded so strange.

  4. Brian Davison says

    It’s too bad Scarlett Johannson’s audio clip sounds a tad angry. I was hoping for something sultrier…

  5. Jesse Post says

    Back on the subject of that interesting conversation Peter notes above, I just wanted to add that I think it’s unfair to impugn Frank Miller’s integrity in any way simply because one disagrees with his interpretation of the comic. There’s no evidence that he’s selling out to make a buck or appealing to the lowest common denominator with his movie. It’s entirely possible that his movie captures whatever he sees as the true essence of the characters.

    I also feel that the pulp fiction-esque sultriness of the movie posters really isn’t that far off from the sultriness Eisner himself put in the original strips. At least they’re not so far off that you would be justified in saying Frank Miller is disrespecting the source material.

  6. says

    Y’know… even if the Spirit movie is hilariously awful, I can’t believe it will give Modesty Blaise a run for its money. But if it does… it’ll be the Best Bad Comics Movie of All Time.

    And that’s something to shoot for, too.

    (Though given the talent involved, I’m still hoping for “good.”)

  7. AERose says

    So let me get this straight:

    Denny Colt as Rorschach jumping from roof to roof in a Frank Miller-stylized Central City (that’s the impression I got from the trailer, at least) and occasionally fighting/having sex with a bevy of hot actresses. Also: Samuel L. Jackson.

    I think I would question my own sanity if I didn’t want to see this.

    (Aside from that, agreed with everything Peter David says, probably ever. I mean, I’m not entirely sure I agree with him on everything but I’m like, 99% sure.)

  8. Tori says

    Nana Visitor’s not in it, alas, otherwise I totally would have to buy a ticket.

  9. says

    Well, the whispering women ad sure is different! I’m anxious to see the film. There’s no reason to believe that Frank Miller would do a poor job.

  10. snoid says

    “There’s no reason to believe that Frank Miller would do a poor job.”

    There’s two very good reasons…SIN CITY and 300.

  11. says

    Two reasons for you is one for me.

    I liked SIN CITY pretty well, 300 not much.

    That said, I’d rather have another SIN CITY comic than a SPIRIT movie from Frank.

  12. snoid says

    Gene, that’s cool. I just take issue with the argument that someone can’t make a judgement about a new work by Miller based on his past work. I thought both those movies were bad, bad, bad. One of my thoughts when watching SIN CITY was “is every women in Frank Millers world a whore?’ seems to me based on these posters that would be a big YES.

  13. says

    There are a fair quantity of women in the SIN CITY movie who aren’t whores.

    It’s just that the work as a whole is whatchacall, “whore-friendly.”

  14. Brian Davison says

    As a matter of political correctness, Frank Miller’s women should not be referred to as whores. They’re the celibacy-challenged.

  15. says

    FWIW, when the first trailer for Miller’s Spirit came out, my husband pointed out how the narration strongly resembles Tick #1.

    I did read the last thread’s comments about waiting for the film before passing judgment, but the fact that everything the studio has shown soo far more closely matches Miller’s style than Eisner’s gives a strong sense for what we can expect.

  16. rich says

    If the studio’s marketing people say, “SIN CITY sells, so give us more SIN CITY,” I suppose that’s their reasoning for WHAT MIGHT BE a terrible film.

    Will Eisner depicted sultry women in his comic strip … not porn stars. Veronica Lake gets supplanted by Jenna Jameson. Yeah, I know that Lake is dead … so get a modern star to portray a Lake-type character.

    Although, it would be easy to capture the spirit of THE SPIRIT … make it one-part SIN CITY, one-part NAKED CITY (the classic crime tv series). You can have something that’s edgy, but with the style of the RKO-1940s era.

    And, if the argument is that “old stuff” doesn’t sell, what’s the point of making a movie?

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