Monday, May 28, 2007

Tintin et moi

...or "Tintin and me", a documentary about Tintin and his creator Hergé that I stumbled upon this weekend. It seemed very fitting concerning the 100 year celebration of the cartoonist's birth last week, so I bought it.

It is based on an interview in 1971, where Hergé who usually was very reserved, spoke openly with a Belgian journalist during four days about the evolution of the characters and how they reflected different sides of his own personality and events in his life.

Some surprising facts, at least for me, were revealed in the film. For example that Hergé, the perfectionist often obsessed with true-to-life realism in his work, made a serious attempt to be recognized as an artist making abstract paintings under his real name Georges Remi.

This is a very good film depicting the background factors that made the cartoon what it is, and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in documentaries and some kind of relationship with the adventures of Tintin.

Anfäkta och anamma,


LS said...

So now after you have seen it, will you keep it or give it to someone else? Oh, and what traits from himself, did he put into Tintin? That would be interesting to know.

O.K. said...

I have a tendency to collect stuff so I will most likely keep it, but if anyone wants to borrow it just tell me.

"Oh, and what traits from himself, did he put into Tintin?"

Two words: see it! :)

You can't watch PAL on your dvd player, can you?