There’s six hours to go to back Sequart’s She Makes Comics documentary! The film has already hit it’s base goal of $41,500, and it’s stretch goal of $50,000, giving them the opportunity to make a 15 minute bonus documentary about Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman cartoonist. Now they’re hoping to close with $55,000 so that they can upgrade all the DVDs and digital downloads to a Special Edition with over 150 minutes of extras, including:
- Audio commentary
- Extended interviews
- Two short intro-to-making-comics featurettes (one for writers and one for artists), featuring some of the biggest writers and artists in comics today giving practical advice on how to get started making your own comics!
All they need to reach that goal is another $2,422, just slightly over $400 an hour. And all it takes to receive the (potentially Special Edition) digital download is just $20! So if 121 of you have been on the fence about backing, or have just plum forgot until now, what are you waiting for?? You’ve got until 3am EST.
In Adventures of Superman #43 to #45, docshaner put comic book creator cameos in the story! He put Joe Kubert (top), Evan & his family (bottom left), and Alex Toth (bottom right).
He told me on Twitter that if he had time, he’d add José Luis García-López in the third issue.
Check out this story, great Superman story!
Orson Welles remembers ‘The Third Man.’
“Every sentence in the whole script is about Harry Lime — nobody talks about anything else for ten reels. And then there’s that shot in the doorway — what a star entrance that was! In theatre, you know, the old star actors never liked to come on until the end of the first act… What matters in that kind of role is not how many lines you have, but how few. What counts is how much the other characters talk about you. Such a star vehicle really is a vehicle. All you have to do is ride. To borrow Cotten and Alida Valli from Selznick, Korda had to make a deal giving David American distribution.”
“So in America the picture arrived as ‘David O. Selznick presents / A David O. Selznick Production / Produced by David O. Selznick,’ and so on. All David had done was to loan Alex a couple of actors. Alex dreamed up the whole project, in every sense of the word produced it, but David took the bows. I was sitting with them about two years after the picture had opened — when all Europe was still reverberating with the strains of the ‘Third Man Theme,’ and Alex said, ‘You know, David, I hope I don’t die before you do.’ ‘Oh!’ said David. ‘Why?’ And Alex said, ‘I hate the thought of you sneaking out to the graveyard at night and scratching my name off the tombstone.’” —This Is Orson Welles (New York: Harper Collins, 1992)
There’s some truth in an old saying: ‘Movies aren’t Written — They’re Re-Written, and Re-Written and Rewritten.’ Graham Greene, when discussing his screenplay entitled ‘The Third Man’ that he wrote for producer Alexander Korda and director Carol Reed, has said something very near to this. Moreover, close examination of his original — of the published screenplay and of footnotes to it that indicate subsequent alterations and the changes between the text and the film itself — provides one of the very best accounts that is available of the complex and sometimes mysterious process of the evolutionary stages of the work done by a writer and director. —From Book to Screen: The Third Man
- Making ‘The Third Man’ & other interesting stuff
- ‘The Third Man’ Behind The Scenes
- Cinematography in ‘The Third Man’
- ‘The Third Man’ Screentalk
- Bits of original script gold
- ‘The Third Man’ museum
“Films are made in fear and worry and panic. There is no happiness in this business.” —Carol Reed