Monday, January 23, 2012

a bit of news about the comic/film Persepolis and things like arson and trials

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/01/comics-a-m-persepolis-trial-resumes-amid-uproar-in-tunisia/
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2011/10/comics-a-m-persepolis-airing-sparks-protests-in-tunisia/

Satrapi's comic is a well-made and compelling comic book. I don't happen to have either the comic or the film on me at this point because I've lent those out to friends but if there's a reason to consider watching a movie based on an autobiographical comic by an Iranian woman who grew up during the days of the Iranian revolution and the deposition of the Shah ... well, you don't really "need" a reason, do you? The film got released in America the same year as Brad Bird's Ratatouille (and Satoshi Kon's Paprika for that matter) and all three animated films are absolutely wonderful in remarkably different ways.  But Persepolis is the one I'd encourage you to see in light of news that it's getting flak.

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