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Kicking myself

Posted at 6:03 PM on November 14, 2007 by Euan Kerr (2 Comments)

I chatted with Joe Sacco the comics journalist yesterday but forgot to ask for his thoughts on the movie version of Marjane Satrapi's acclaimed graphic novel "Persepolis."

It's based on her experiences growing up in Iran. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival last month, and is due to go on limited release across the US in late December. Sounds like it will be in Minnesota in early Janulary.

Comic books are a little like radio in that the medium gets its power from the way readers have to conjure images to complete the narrative.

However sometimes when the images are animated for a film it ends up being a disappointment. But I wonder what Sacco thinks. Man! I really wish I had remembered.


Comments (2)

I saw Persepolis at the NYFF, and it's truly a revelation, a breath of fresh air, a 180 degree change from the garbage that Hollywood generates today.

This film is definitely recommended for all intelligent moviegoers.

As for me, it personally struck a chord in me that very few movies released today by Hollywood do.

The combination of the superb animation, characterization, the inventiveness that is prevalent throughout the movie make it a real winner.

Posted by Mitali | November 16, 2007 4:42 PM


I am looking for contact details of Marjane Satrapi. The case is that I've translated Satrapi's graphic novel "Embroideries" and for copyright permission I was looking everywhere for her contact but haven't found yet. If you can privide me with that info, I would appreciate it greatly.
Thanks ,
Tinatin Japaridze

Posted by Tinatin Japaridze | November 20, 2007 7:13 AM


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