Monday, June 23, 2008

A Brief History of The Shadow

Video here. About 5 minutes long.

Thanks to Doc Quatermass for the link.

6 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

My favorite of all the pulp characters(Doc Savage and The Spider aren't far behind though).
I;ve only read about a hundred of the novels though.
A new Shadow movie from Sam Raimi sounds like a good idea. I always thought his Darkman owed a lot to the Shadow anyway.

Bill Crider said...

I had the same thought about DARKMAN, Randy.

Todd Mason said...

The 1994 THE SHADOW film was one of those productions that was very well-cast, I'd suggest, and could've been very good indeed with a better script. Even as it was, I thought making the Miller character a natural telepath, which everyone discovers when Cranston/Shadow was in deadly trouble, was a good idea...

Bill Crider said...

I agree, Todd. I liked the movie a lot, and I'm not sure why it failed at the box office. Baldwin was dandy. I thought the special-effects ending was dragged out too much, but other than that, I was happy.

Rich said...

I liked the '70's DC comics too. Not so much Chaykin's four issues or the odd series of the late '80's.

Rich

Brent McKee said...

The Chaykin comics were typical Chaykin - the protagonist's (because I can't bring myself to call Chaykin's lead characters "heroes") are at best amoral and sometimes completely unlikeable who inevitably end up with women in their beds, but never in a way that is anything but recreational - as in "your body is my amusement park."