To be made by the director of 300! And the plot is supposedly unchanged, and still happening in 1985. My cup runneth over.
I just got back from seeing 300. It matches the hype. The visuals are stunning, the story magnificently told, the actors all unknown and brilliant. It makes the top five of all time list.
It was a meta story in Alan Moore’s greatest work, the Watchmen. And it’s now online, on it’s own!
Least surprising: Captain America – a Protestant, no shocker there.
Most surprising: The Thing – Jewish!
They classify the favorite of my later teen years, the Question, as Objectivist, which is close enough to a religion I suppose.
While listening to his very good announcer voice I began getting a creepy vibe from all of it, particularly from Garrison Keilor, and after a while I realized why.
In about 1988 I was nearing the end of my comic book period and encountered the comic book miniseries V for Vendetta. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic fascist Britain and is centered around a concentration camp escapee bent on revenge. One of the minor characters is the official spokesman for the government who got his start as an announcer/administrator at the concentration camp where the protagonist was interred.
It’s a vivid story and made a deep impression on me. For some reason Garrison Keilor deep, rich telling of bland stories and anecdotes reminded me of my conception of the announcer in the comic book.
I hadn’t thought of V for Vendetta in years…
Oddly enough, a quick google search tells me that V for Vendetta will soon be a movie.
UPDATE–corrected the spelling of “Keilor”.