Sin City! 300! The Spirit!! The Frank Miller Filmography defined an age of comic book movies! Following his breakout success at DC Comics, re-imagining Batman for a new generation, Frank Miller’s acclaimed works arrived on the big screen. The blockbuster success of his 300 graphic novel set the stage for Miller to make the big leap, propelling him into the Director’s chair, where he helmed a $60 million dollar adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit starring Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlet Johansson! Rob discusses Miller’s filmography, it’s success, influences and lasting impact.
There was one thing missing however from the episode. Miller’s influence on and participation in Hollywood preceding Sin City and 300. An influence that so strongly decided the tone and presentation of the first Robocop that he was tapped to script the second and third. This is not, however criticism. It is only sequel bait as I’m CERTAIN Rob is more than eager to circle back and glory in examining the impact Frank had on broader pop culture even before we saw his visuals so faithfully translated to live action.
Rob just say it. The Spirit just wasn’t good. It was boring. If the movie is well made, it wouldn’t matter what if it tried to do it like Sin city. Love your podcast.
Rob I do the same thing, I often turn off the sound when watching some films. With the Spirit I go a step further and turn off the sound and visuals for a more entertaining experience.
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