Mostly sketches. Occasionally a painting. Nothing political other than caricatures reinforcing the truism "Politics is Show Business for Ugly People".
Interesting list. Not necessarily my first picks of great films, but they are all pretty interesting and visually stimulating.
Beauty and The Beast and Great Expectations are every film you'd ever need to crib Victorian atmosphere.Then Jason and the Argonauts for magic and monsters.Beneath The Planet of The Apes for mutants and apes with machine guns.They are clearly big troves for where Hellboy came from.I did a 20th birthday drawing. Just a doodle.
As Rick says, not necessarily great films, but I was trying to think of what I would list, and I realized that the films that most influenced me as a child are not the same as the films I consider the best as an adult. I watched "The Crimson Pirate" with Burt Lancaster, over and over as a kid, as well as a lot of the Steve Reeves "Hercules" films and of course "Jason and the Argonauts". Seeing them as an adult, they are certainly not great films, but they influenced me more than "Ghandi", or "Ordinary People".
The Crimson Pirate. Fine film. I wonder what the guy thought when he was told, "We like your backflips, but we've decided to make you a mute."
I liked the Steve Reeves Hercules enough to want the best version I could find. Ran across a letterboxed copy. Need that for the full panorama, right?Get it and a different actor is dubbing Reeves. All the sudden it's not that great basso saying "By the Gods I swear it!"Just a regular, medium voice.Absolutely ruins the movie.
They have to pay actors more if they have speaking lines. Maybe Crimson Pirate was running over budget.
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