Re: RARA-AVIS: Crying Out Loud in the Wrong Direction

Date: 30 Oct 2007


Your whole "judging comics without the visuals" theory smacks of the
"rock lyrics can/should be poetry" argument. No, rock lyrics were not meant to be heard without the music partly drowning them out (and the most poetic lyrics usually read like pompous high school lit class whining on their own). And visuals were supposed to carry a stripped down story in comics and films. Just look at the best film adaptations. Almost without exception, they strip down the novels they are based on. Isn't that what you just praised Gone Baby Gone for? They are different media with different requirements. Yes, Sin City stripped it down to a skeleton, but that's what I enjoyed about it.


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