Formally Here

By | Thursday, June 27, 2024 Leave a Comment
The first trailer and several promotional articles for the movie Here dropped this week. On the one hand, I'm thrilled when a big budget movie based off a comic breaks through, particularly when it's not a big tentpole superhero feature. On the other hand, there is so much focus on the OMG-IT'S-A-FORREST-GUMP-REUNION aspect combined with the digital deaging to make Tom Hanks and Robin Wright look much as they did thirty years ago, the fact that it's based off Richard McGuire's graphic novel and that he was the one who invented the formal structure endemic to the idea of the narrative is almost entirely lost. Director Robert Zemeckis is talented, as is scriptwriter Eric Roth. Hanks' and Wrights' abilities are well-known. I'm sure it'll be an excellent film. But let's take a moment to focus on McGuire whose inventivness got all this rolling back in 1989 when his original six-page story (before it was expanded to the 300-page, Eisner-nominated graphic novel) was first published in Raw...
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