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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Curieux et intéressant... www.cinefiches.com

  2. babycakesromero's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

  3. UterusFactory's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Interesting visually, with what I can only imagine was a huge log of fascinating interview footage, but put together somewhat clumsily. Ends up feeing weirdly self-congratulatory, and offering facile readings of the cultural influences comics historically reacted to and interacted with. Could have been SO much better!

  4. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Perfectly diverting and utterly non-essential, but sometimes that is what is needed. That Robert Crumb comes across really nicely and Bill Griffith faintly unsettling (! sorry Bill!) seems the wrong way round. Then a concentrated burst of cuteness with Jaime Hernandez and Lynda Barry.

  5. Caroline Bottomley's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Disappointing, draggy, dull review of comics from the 1930s onward. Flat readings of comic segments, appalling choice and use of music. Unengaging pieces to camera from amny comic greats. Rubbish way to cover comics, flat footed and leaden

  6. Steve Thompson's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Ron Mann's history of the American comic book feels fresh and relevant despite being over a quarter-century old. Particularly illuminating on the social background to the medium's development, the film carries just the right balance between documentary analysis and a visceral and joyful immersion in the imaginative and often subversive world created by the comic book artists and writers.

  7. spielersun's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    an informative & fluid documentary. parts which creators read their comic is specially good.

  8. chazell's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    robert crumb! lynda barry!! charles BURNS!!!!!!!!!!

  9. ghostsmut's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Mostly 90 mins of listening to a bunch of self-satisfied dullards chat about the importance of their work. It made me want to burn things. It starts off well and the origin stories of early comics is fascinating but as soon as it moves onto the alternative crowd who are basically wanking onto paper and selling it, I just disconnected from it. Maybe the point was to highlight how pretentious these people are?

  10. Martin's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Very interesting spots with some famous creators, but far too many musical montages of comics panels and covers. The live readings of some of the comics scenes are also pointless. Would've much preferred more space being given to the interviews.

  11. Dale Bentham's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

  12. msmichel's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    One of my all time fav pop culture documentaries. Mann's exhaustive, exhilarating and informative study of the history of comic books makes for a great entertainment. Interviewing the cream of the crop of comic book writers and illustrators (circa '85) along with great reproductions and animated takes on the source material makes for a unique and wonderful documentary. Wonderful to see it again.

  13. Monkey-Xuk's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    I had this on VHS years ago and as a massive comic fan I'd watch it on a regular basis. It deals with more alternative creators than the mainstream titles but this only helped bring new creators to my attention. If you're interested in comics in any way then you should at least see this once.

  14. Polyglot's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    ''Guuud, he's so cute it's scary Hopey!''

  15. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Starts off a bit perfunctory with its coverage of the Golden Age of comics and the Wertham scandal, but hits its stride when it turns its attention to the underground comics scene of the 60s. At its strongest when it allows the comic artists themselves to tell their own stories and explain their individual unique styles.

  16. Roger Da Silva João's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    I like this one because it is really complete, as they give voice to the mainstream as well to the underground comics. but maybe due to time restrictions, some parts seem to be quite superficial. some of the artists deserve a whole doc just for themselves.

  17. David Kraus's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    Pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

  18. Zachary Curl's rating of the film Comic Book Confidential

    i think this was a little disappointing, especially considering the wealth of history that could have been presented here.