Save $5 with this bundle, that combines:
- 2-Disc Special Edition – Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods [DVD]
- Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts [DVD preorder]
WARREN ELLIS: CAPTURED GHOSTS
Dive into the mind of “Internet Messiah” Warren Ellis, a comic book writer / alt culture thinker who’s writing our future everyday. This film features extensive interviews with Ellis himself, some of his closest friends and collaborators, as they ponder the myth and the man behind some of the wildest ideas in comics today!
This film is the followup to the critically acclaimed Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, which was hailed as “an instant classic” by Wired, and “the most inspirational picture on the state of the creative imagination in the 21st Century” by the Seattle Post Globe.
The film features the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, and spans his life from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child to his recent cross-media success with the film adaptation of Red (starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren). Along the way, Ellis’s acerbic wit and core belief in humanity comes across like never before.
Complementing Ellis’s own words are interviews with his artistic collaborators, friends and admirers, including Darick Robertson, Joe Quesada, Matt Fraction, Molly Crabapple, Jeff Newelt, Phil Jimenez and many more. The film features numerous ambient interludes that spotlight Ellis’s prose and writing from both his online columns and his comics.
The film was shot over the course of 2010 and 2011 in England, San Diego and New York, and is in post production now. It will be completed by the summer, released theatrically in the Fall with a Winter 2012 DVD release to follow.
GRANT MORRISON: TALKING WITH GODS
Examines the 30-year career of this notorious, larger-than-life comic book writer and delves into the real-life events that inspired his stories.
“An instant classic.” –Wired
“A bold, brave, and honest look at an artist whose life is worthy of this type of attention.” –Ain’t It Cool News
“The charismatic subject of this admiring portrait will intrigue the previously unconverted.” –Dennis Harvey, Variety
“Don’t miss it!” –Chris Gore, G4′s Attack of the Show
“Beautiful to look at… there’s just this air of coolness that exudes for the duration.” –The Examiner
“The most inspirational picture on the state of creative imagination in the 21st century.” –Seattle Post Globe
“A thoroughly engaging picture of Grant Morrison built up from a rich cloth of threads. Drop dead gorgeous… an absorbing film.” –Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool
Featuring extensive interviews with Morrison himself, the film covers his early days growing up in Scotland, the start of his career in comics, the crazy years of the ’90s as his life and his comics became enmeshed, and his recent attempts to turn personal troubles and social darkness into compelling comics. The film also gives insight into his creative process, including a look into his vaunted idea notebooks.
This is the first ever feature-length documentary on the mysterious and iconic Grant Morrison, one of the most critically-acclaimed and best-selling writers in the history of comics, known for the groundbreaking, counter-cultural THE INVISIBLES and for bold reinventions of superheroes ALL STAR SUPERMAN, ANIMAL MAN, DOOM PATROL, JLA and BATMAN.
Featuring interviews with some of the most popular, influential, and best-selling comics creators, including: Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY), Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN), Frank Quitely (NEW X-MEN), Dan DiDio (Senior Vice President, Executive Editor DC Universe), Frazer Irving (IRON MAN), Phil Jimenez (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), Cameron Stewart (CATWOMAN), Jill Thompson (THE SANDMAN), Mark Waid (THE FLASH).
This 2-Disc Special Edition includes over an hour of additional insight from Morrison on his creative approach and philosophy. He guides viewers through specific magic rituals and demonstrates his writing process. It also features an extended interview with Frank Quitely.
“I was living it, y’know. I’d become the character. I was going to the places. I was doing the rituals. I was hanging out with the gods and then putting it back in the comic. That one was bringing me to the verge of death.” -Grant Morrison
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Save $5 with this 2-DVD bundle of biographies on notorious comic book writers