Tag Archive for 'Tintin'

Sovjet-farvelade i Information


I denne uges bogtillæg til Information kan man læse min anmeldelse af den nys udsendte, nyfarvelagte udgave af Tintin i Sovjetunionen — den første historie om den unge reporter og hans hund, og den eneste i hvilken man ser ham skrive reportage! Jeg har altid synes at det album er undervurderet — det har en helt usædvanlig energi over sig, udført med overskud og er samtidig effektivt, grovkornet satirisk på den gode måde. Nyfarvelægningen er desværre totalt unødvendig og tjener kun til at dæmpe dynamikken i Hergés tegninger, der jo er udført med henblik på sort-hvid. Et tungnemt cash grab fra den belgiske forlægger Castermans side. Anyway, læs her (men: $$).

Tintin at Nummer9


On the Danish comics site Nummer9.dk I’ve written a bunch of notes on two of Hergé’s earliest Tintin stories, the notorious Tintin in the Congo and the criminally overlooked Tintin in America as they were originally published in the early thirties. I touch upon everything from racism to humanism, from gag construction to panel composition. Unfortunately it’s in Danish, though I might try to translate it into English at some point. But yeah, now you know.

The Author’s Face?


The Tintin movie makes good on the promise of not disgracing its august comics source. Spielberg is a pro and he delivers what he does best — a sense of adventure and possibility and a sufficiently sensitive approach to his film technology that his characters come alive despite the mo-cap plastic feel. The rewrite of the books (mainly The Secret of the Unicorn and The Crab with the Golden Claws) is well thought out and most of the characters are well realized, with good voice performances all round. The personal, slightly brooding and troubled subtext of Hergé’s work pretty much gets lost in the mix, but hey — this is a popcorn movie and a pretty good one.

Spielberg hits a couple of false notes. Continue reading ‘The Author’s Face?’