A production blog for the PERSEPOLIS movie. Posting sparse thus far, but a report on the first crew screening of the film is entertaining:
The last scene before the end, my heart started beating so badly (thanks god everybody applauded!) thinking about the first time the movie is REALLY going to be screened. I will maybe make a heart attack, I will faint… Or at least I would need a diaper.
Meanwhile, Satrapi continues to give good interview on her press tour for CHICKEN WITH PLUMS.
Q What comics are they reading in France?
A The American cartoonists are very well known in France. Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes and Joe Sacco. The idea that I had of comics before I made my own was like everybody else’s; that reading them was for adolescents and kids. But when I read “Maus” I thought, “Oh my God, you can do that also.”
Q So no superheroes, huh?
A Not really. The problem with superhero comics is that most of the characters are men so there is no way that I can identify. And the woman always have big breasts and long legs. The only character that can be a little bit seducing is Catwoman, but she’s so mean. And then you have Wonder Woman, but you don’t believe with these big breasts she can go and make justice in the world.