Sunday, March 18, 2007

Off topic

I’m going off-topic for this post as there are a couple of things I think worth mentioning.

Firstly I recently got the graphic novel Lucifer: Evensong, the eleventh and concluding volume of the Lucifer series. A spin-off of the Sandman series these graphics centre around Lucifer, as they would given the title, and are a great read. There is both a theological and philosophical aspect to the stories and they are a prime example of graphics being made for an adult audience. Highly recommended.

I also, finally, got to see Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. I say finally as the cinema release was limited and the nearest cinema it came to was just over 55 miles away! All I can say is wow – an absolutely beautiful film, superb direction, acting and story which further confirms Del Toro as one of the best directors in the world at the moment. The fantasy aspects are juxtaposed against the true horror of fascism. A must see.

Regular vampiric programming will now resume…

4 comments:

Mateo said...

I'm going to see Pan's Labyrinth tomorrow and am quite excited. Sandman isn't really my thing but I might give Lucifer: Evensong a look at.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Mateo, Pan's Labyrinth is a voyage of discovery. Hope you will enjoy it.

As for Lucifer, bear in mind that evensong is volume 11, the first one is entitled Devil in the Gateway.

Rick Hunter said...

great blog about movies & vampires!
but none monster neither vamp are too cruel like Capitan Vidal (Sergi López)...
saludos

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Thanks for the comment Rick and I completely agree, Vidal is the cruellest monster.