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