Saturday, March 18, 2006

From NY to LA

Two recent articles have appeared, in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, respectively.

The first article from the LA Times, titled P for Portman, publicity. It's a disappointingly brief article that reads a bit more like a publicity memo. On the one hand, it should be a no-brainer that Portman should be front-and-center when it comes to publicizing the movie, but given the fame of the Wachowski's--and the highly gossiped private life of Larry--the article reads like a missed opportunity to explore how you publicize a movie that involves an untested female lead (despite her popularity--especially among geekdom--this is Portman's first starring role) and highly provocative content.

The NY Times piece, The Vendetta Behind 'V for Vendetta' is more extensive; another article chronicling Alan Moore's refusal to be associated with the movie. If you're a comicbook fan or a "long-time" reader of this blog, you may not find anything new in this article, but you new visitors might find it interesting.

Mind you, the article mis-identifies The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen artist Kevin O'Neil as "John O'Neil"; when such a glarringly simple mistake is overlooked it makes you wonder what else might be wrong with the article. Still....

Caveat: both sites require registration to view.

I saw this movie.It was great!The way that the brothers W made the film was good, especially the fight scenes.
I have one question...if V was responsible for imprisoning Evy and cutting her hair - who actually did the hair cutting? It wasn't V - did he have an accomplice? Or did I miss something?
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