> Re: Comic Book Aesthetic

Two of the most interesting films for this are

Oshima Nagisa's Ninja Bugeicho (Band of Ninja), which takes the original
manga's still images and "animates" them through camera techniques.

Lee Myung-se's Nowhere to Hide, a recent Korean thriller. The director
commissioned a well-known comic artist to "storyboard" the script for
him. So there is an original screenplay, and then a comic rendering
(which looks exactly like a Japanese manga, if you've seen those), and
the final film definitely shows traces of this process.


A. M. Nornes
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Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Michigan
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