MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Comic Books...
Have you heard about Broadway's most dangerous show, Spiderman? Where the performers fly above the audience's heads to the sound of Bono & The Edge's music? Where sometimes the performers' safety cables snap and send them crashing down to serious injury? Perhaps they should have left the live comic book portrayals to the movies. Film does the world of comic books proud. Here are some of our favorite examples. Share on your blog those comic book characters and collectors in film that you prefer, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Unbreakable (2000) - Samuel L. Jackson plays one devoted comic book collector who believes the superheroes exist as a parallel to gifted folks in the real world. Bruce Willis is the man with remarkable luck who Jackson discovers and tries to convince of this theory. Shyamalan wrote and directed this curious movie.
- Sin City (2005) - A movie that truly looks like a comic book come to life. Incredible visual graphics, great cast and a talented collection of directors, including Frank Miller himself, present a collection of his work inspired by his comics.
- Dick Tracy (1990) - Visually another wicked cool portrayal of the comic book world. Great make-up and costuming made this movie truly feel like the familiar comic. The color scheme even stayed true to the print colors. Combine that with an all-star cast led by Warren Beatty and featuring Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman and Madonna, and it became a blockbuster.
- Batman (1989) - This is a nostalgic favorite. Another cast of heavy hitters, a great script and cool costumes. I was honestly shocked that Mr. Mom Michael Keaton pulled off a perfect Bruce Wayne. Such a big to-do over his physique! Tim Burton created a masterful entry into this chain of films based on the Dark Knight.