CoralineI saw the movie (3D version, which is definitely the way to see it) of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline the other night; it was beautifully done (and all physically real stop-motion – no CGI) and I highly recommend it.

Admittedly, I have some gripes about the story changes (this review by Gary Westfahl captures many of my grumbles – read it!), and I also prefer the visual look of P. Craig Russell’s wonderful adaptation. But if you let ill-advised infidelity to source material ruin movies for you, you’re going to be unhappy way too often.

In related news, check out this hilarious/creepy clip of Gaiman himself advertising some movieBenjamin Button, I’m guessing?

In slightly less related news (and justifying the IP and LL tags), Gaiman takes a less annoying position than his agent on IP issues.

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4 Responses to Gaimania!

  1. Mike February 12, 2009 at 12:50 am #

    I’m a huge Gaiman fan, but his IP bullying of Todd MacFarlane and Image years back really put me off. I’m glad to see taking a more principled stance on the issue.

    • Roderick February 12, 2009 at 10:51 am #

      Alas, I don’t think his position has gotten any better as a whole; it’s just good on this particular issue.

    • Brandon February 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm #

      I don’t think McFarlane is any better on IP than Gaiman. At least Gaiman’s a good writer.

  2. Erick February 12, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

    Gaiman’s whole talk about selling the rights to read the book in such or such way is ridiculous. We don’t *own* anything nowadays. We own “rights” to watch movies, “rights” to play videogames, “rights” to read books. Well, Gaiman and the copyright industries can shove their rights. When I buy a book, I’m buying the fucking book.

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