Sunday, January 10, 2010

88 Minutes (2007)

8 comments:

stuart said...

Saw Watchmen at the weekend. Have you seen it or read the book? Highly recommended.

mikeovswinton said...

Is the film true to the book? The bit I liked in the book most was the sort of alternative comic history based on Pirate magazines. I wanted to get hold of some of them. Or did I just imagine that? It was a long time ago when I read it.

stuart said...

What you mention is not there in the film (I'd forgotten about those bits), but from what I can remember, the film follows the book pretty closely. Certainly visually, it's miraculously similar.

Darren said...

I haven't see the film or read the book.

I remember trying to read V for Vendetta once, stumbling over the first few pages, thinking 'Fuck, I don't understand any of this', and then putting it down sharpish and picking up a bound volume of Plekhanov's writings to read as light relief. (Only part of that anecdote is true.)

I might look out for it . . . maybe . . . but I'm not usually into those sort of films until I actually sit down and watch them. And then I'm like 'Im actually enjoying this'. Well, that was my recent experience with Iron Man, anyway.

Didn't Alan Moore disassociate himself from the film adaptation? Or does he just do that with all his works that are adapted for the screen?

stuart said...

"but I'm not usually into those sort of films until I actually sit down and watch them. And then I'm like 'Im actually enjoying this'"

I know the feeling. I didn't know I liked Meet the Fockers and Dumb and Dumber till I sat down to watch them. Brilliant.

Don't know the answers to your questions, but I liked V too (the film, book still sitting pristinely on the shelf).

Darren said...

Love Dumb and Dumber but I haven't got round to seeing MTF yet. I have issues with Mr Stiller.

stuart said...

I know how you feel. But trust me on MTF.

Darren said...

I can't promise anything, but I will bear it in mind (and look out for it).

The one thing in Ben Stiller's favour is that he isn't Vince Vaughan,