Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Spirit Scenes

While we all anxiously await (dread?) Frank Miller's upcoming version of THE SPIRIT, here are a few scenes from the 1987 TV pilot starring Sam Jones. I taped it the only night it aired but hadn't watched it in years until today. It's not bad. Somewhat camp but Jones is a bit better here than in his better known FLASH GORDON role in my opinion. DEEP SPACE NINE's Nana Visitor is a treat as Ellen Dolan and the two play off each other well in both the comedy and romantic scenes. Anybody know what Will Eisner thought of this?


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  2. oops! accidental deletion there, fella. well, what i said was: wow. i never even knew this existed, and i am gonna have to seek it out.
    hey, at least it actually looks like the spirit, which is more than can be said for the frank miller thing.

  3. Anonymous11:23 PM

    Am I the only one excited about Frank Miller's adaptation? I saw the teaser and I was giddy-- and Lisa don't do giddy...

  4. Hey, I never said I wasn't excited! I LOVE that trailer, the cats, the voiceover and everything! It's just will it be THE SPIRIT or SIN CITY 2? Either way should be visually a treat but the latter would'nt be fair to the "late" Mr. Colt's alter ego.

  5. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Frank Miller is capable of doing more than just 'Sin City'

    If you are going to worry about a movie, worry about 'Watchmen'

  6. way thing are going, lisa, mate, we won't have to worry about Watchmen. at the moment, it doesn't look like it's ever going to find it's way into the cinemas.

    and i'm sorry to say, but from what i've seen of Miller's Spirit thus far, i think i'm going to be giving it about as wide a berth as is possible. looks, to me, at least, like a stinker in the offing. shame, really, 'cause i really liked both Sin City and 300.

  7. Steven,

    If you're really interested, there is an entire chapter in my Eisner biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, about the movie—and Will's opinion of it!

    He's a preview: He used the word "cardboard."


    Bob Andelman