Thursday, 21 May 2015

Thursday Movie Picks - Movies based on a Graphic Novel/Comic (Non-Superhero)




New Thursday, new Thursday Movie Picks. This week it is movies based on graphic novels or comics that are not superhero movies. - http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.co.uk/

Tales From the Crypt is an anthology horror film starring the legendary horror icon Peter Cushing. Five people arrive at crypt where the crypt master (Richard Richardson) reveals all about their past misdemeanours.


Akira is one of many films in which the theme of nuclear destruction is a prominent one. Akira depicts a future Tokyo where the backbone of society is completely destroyed by World War Three. Akira is one of the finest Manga films ever made.


Hugo is a love letter to cinema, but the name on top of that list is George Melies, a French pioneering filmmaker who practically invented narrative cinema. Gorgeous to look at the incredibly charming, Hugo is Scorsese's first foray into family cinema and it's wonderful

22 comments:

  1. Great picks! I'd really love to see Akira soon, I've seen so many references to that poster, but have never seen the film :)
    - Allie

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    1. Akira 's great fun. You'll like it.

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  2. I need to see Akira NOW. Saw Tales from the Crypt years ago. I remember liking it, but none of the details. Had no idea Hugo qualified. Very good movie.

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    1. The novel of Hugo is sort of a bit of everything really, so I kinda cheated...

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  3. I forgot all about Hugo! Nailed it, Myerla. I haven't seen your other two picks though.

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    1. Akira is the more important of the two

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  4. I've only seen Hugo. UGH...I feel strongly that I need to see that film again.

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    1. It was on TV recently so I had a lazy day and watched it along with The Parent trap and...A Most Violent Year.

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  5. Oh my I haven't seen any of these. I've heard good things about Hugo but my indifference to animation has kept me away. I feel like I may have seen some part of Tales from the Crypt but it was long ago, however looking at the cast I think I might have to track it down. Sounds like good cheesy fun.

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    1. ...Hugo isn't animated, though! And it's very, very good. Including it here is a bit of a stretch, but the book does have a ton of illustrated panels. I imagine the film loses something without the 3D, but I can't be sure.

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    2. Hugo is live action, Akira is animated

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  6. I haven't seen Hugo but I love the other two. Great picks!

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    1. You'll like Hugo, all cinema lovers are likely to do so

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  7. I love Hugo. It is such a fitting tribute to Melies whom I also love. I thought Ben Kingsley deserved an Oscar Nomination for this role. I have not seen the other films and I had no idea what a graphic novel would be if not comic/superhero

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    1. Haha, yes. I thought of some obvious ones like V for Vendetta but I didn't wanna pick that one

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  8. I didn't know Hugo was based on a graphic novel, it looks visually striking!

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    1. It's a abit of everything really. Sort of cheated

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  9. I was about to say I had no idea Hugo was based on a comic, but then I saw your comment that it was a bit of a cheat. I'm guessing illustrated novel, kind of like Stardust? I liked Tales From the Crypt a lot more than I expected to, though I didn't care much for the follow up Vault of Horror. And Akira is a classic, my first introduction to a longtime love of Anime. Nice picks! - Bubbawheat

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    1. Probably the best description, but there are over 150 pages of illustrations so it fits...just.

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    2. I always thought Hugo was more of an illustrated book, but I haven't read it so don't know for sure. Were there like speech bubbles in the panels? Or were there only illustrations in between pages of writing?

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  10. I liked all 3 of them, but I also found them overrated. By the way, have you seen the T.F.T.C. sequel VAULT OF HORROR? I hated it.

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