October 19th, 2004

krazy koati

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

And at last the movie I went to see: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which finally opened here. I'm a bit torn on it; I loved the movie almost entirely for its visual design. It may be a decade before steampunk like this gets out of the comic books and science fiction novels again, but this is almost enough to hold us over. (It needed more of those flip-panel displays and Telefunken pre-Nixie tubes.)

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Trivia: The famous ``Faster than a speeding bullet'' introduction to Superman was created for the Fleischer cartoons. Bullets, trains, and tall buildings were not the only comparisons drawn; the opening varied as the cartoon series progressed. Source: The Fleischer Story, Leslie Cabarga.

Currently Reading: The Best of Edmond Hamilton, Edmond Hamilton.