The Mindscape Of Alan Moore

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Filmmaker DeZ Vylenz presents a portrait of the artist as a contemporary shaman with this documentary delving into the fascinating world of acclaimed writer, graphic novelist, and performer Alan Moore. Beginning with a detailed exploration of the artist's childhood, Moore himself guides the viewer though the evolution of his career as he transforms public preconceptions about the common comic book while highlighting how spirituality, science, and society are all part of the same spectacular universe. Through careful manipulation of language, symbols, and images, Moore strives for nothing less than a complete metamorphosis of public consciousness. For anyone who has ever read his work or seen his art, this documentary offers riveting insight into the mind of the influential author who gave us The Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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  • Dec 27, 2010
    My only problem with the film is that it's not really a documentary, it's more like a long interview. Anytime Moore is not speaking, there always seems to be some boring montage or pointless shots. Other than that everything that Moore speaks about is really fascinating, he has a unique look at the world and is very engaging. If you are a fan of Moore or just interested in philosophy I'd recommend a watch.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2009
    "The Mindscape of Alan Moore" is a first person documentary about legendary comic book writer Alan Moore that is underwhelming, despite its subject's captivating presence. Moore starts off by detailing his origins as a working class lad in Northampton, England, followed by a series of menial jobs, eventually hitting rock bottom as a comic book writer. It's at this point that the documentary loses any forward momentum, randomly going from one book to another. There is some insight into his inspiration but there is nothing new about the politics behind V for Vendetta or Watchmen that I have not read about before. What would have been much more interesting is a closer look at how Moore views the medium of comic books since he has spent so much of his career deconstructing them in his stories, outside of how they are adapted which is always a tricky business.(I disagree with him and think comic books are ideal to be made into movies since they are both primarily visual, the only drawback being budgetary.) Instead, there is a lot of personal philosophy towards the end which has no relation to his writing which is why we are here. However, his healthy attitude towards sex does lead to him writing some very provocative sounding pornography.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2008
    Alan Moore talking about himself... it had to be interesting.
    Alex F Super Reviewer

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