Tuesday, November 18, 2008
For probably the first that I can remember, I actually liked the movie more that I liked the book. The reason that this doesn't often happen is that books tend to have a lot more detail to them but in this instance that really didn't matter. The movie brought to life the characters and their emotions to their situation truly to life. Plus the addition of music just brought the story to another level, my favorite was the scene where Marjane is singing "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. All in all, great book, better movie.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
For the first few chapters I must admit I don't think I was enjoying this book all that much. After finishing it though, my opinion has most certainly changed. For the most part the art seems pretty simple compared to the other stories we've read. The way emotion is displayed on the faces of the characters reminds me of Bechdel's father, and the way she showed what emotions he was feeling. All in all a good read and I'm looking forward to watching the film.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The transitions did not seem to really change up from how they have been the entire story however there were definitely some new things that Spiegelman did. For instance his use of the actual photograph Vladek gave him surprised me because up till then he had always shown every character as an animal or a human wearing a mask of an animal. Also one of the thinks that took me by surprise was when he called the hitchhiker a "Shvarster" and thought he was trying to steal from them. How can someone who's people had genocide commited agaisnt them harbour such feelings for another people? I don't really understand that, and neither could Spiegelman, who also got upset with the blatant racism his father showed when the man was in the car. Overall it turned out to be a magnificent story as well as one of the most powerful stories I've ever read.