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THE SPIRIT - Creating Central City

A new behind-the-scenes look at Frank Miller's new film

By Rob M. Worley     December 02, 2008
Source: IGN


Gabriel Macht is THE SPIRIT in Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's classic comic strip
© Lionsgate

There's a new featurette taking you behind the scenes of 'The Spirit'. This new look focuses on the creation of Central City, a modern noir city of timeless elements, that is the setting of Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's classic comic.

'The Spirit' starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes debuts in theaters December 25th.

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monkeyfoot 12/2/2008 7:20:37 AM

I'm not that enthused for this film. I was never a big fan of the comic so I don't know all the particulars well, but the look and feel that Frank Miller has gone for looks like a sequel to Sin City rather than Eisner's character. The stark black and white greenscreened settings with a splash of color here and there, just screams the Rodriguez/Miller film. Eisners Spirit looked like it could have been done on conventional sets shot in a film noir style. It would have given me more of the feel of the comic rather than the slickness of FX created scenes.

I'll probably see it but I'm not sure if this will be a big draw to the average moviegoer. 

fft5305 12/2/2008 9:00:28 AM

Yeah. Kinda blah at this point. Not being very familiar with the original strip or the characters, it's hard to get too excited about it. Right now, the only thing that interests me about the movie is the presence of ScarJo and Eva Mendes.

Wiseguy 12/2/2008 10:59:58 AM

Never read the comic either and not convinced of Miller as a director but I have been warming up to the film more and more and I'm definitely checking it out. The one thing that disturbed me is that for some reason I thought the film was going to be hardcore, this is Frank Miller afterall, and the first teasers seemed to point towards a nudity and violence filled affair but the film is rated pg13.
 

kwsupes 12/2/2008 11:17:06 AM

The more I see of this movie, the more it looks like a dud. Samuel L. is a shell of his former self. The PG-13 rating surprised me as well. A million to one says the DVD is more towards what we are used to from Miller. I don't know I kind of feel like Monkeyfoot that this could have been done film noir style without the green screen. I am not a Spirit fan comic wise in fact before last year I had never heard of it. This is not very appealing to me because it doesn't seem to have much story and the hammy acting out of Samuel L. from the previews makes me think this will be a stinker. Sameul L's career ought to be a lesson now to young actors of the dangers of selling out because eventually you end up making crap like this. I remember when he could act.

xenomorph 12/2/2008 3:40:41 PM

I am looking forward to this movie. it will give me something to do on x-mas besides being stuck with my whole family all day.

gr689 12/2/2008 8:26:06 PM

Hate to say it but your right about Sammy Jackson. He's just a SPOOF of himself these days!! That is really the worst place for an actor to be; I guess its not worse than an actor being a spoof of himself with no part to play, one thing is sure, he has parts to play. The money is still flowing, but as for creative energy, that is not flowing!

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