Tuesday, August 9, 2022

“The Sandman” on Netflix, Purely Poetic and Flying Visual | Notable adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s work

it was a imagination: See Sandman on screen. Big or small, it didn’t matter. It is considered a comic that is impossible to adapt. But what can be a nightmare for old fans is like a dream come true. sandman premieres today on netflix And yes, there will be readers who will be annoyed by this or that minimal change to the original vignette, but the truth is, it’s not just a product. Incredibly true to letter and spirit of paper, but also an extraordinary series every way.

sandman Follow in the footsteps of Dream, the governing entity of dreams and nightmares throughout the universe. A creature, easy to guess, powerful enough. but the dream becomes caught up On Earth and after more than a century of captivity, he manages to free himself. From there, he must find the attributes of his power, which is scattered in various planes, and rebuild his kingdom, torn to pieces by his absence. This Season Adapts the Comic’s First Two Plot Arcs (“Prologues and Nocturnes” and “Doll House”) were published between 1989 and 1990. The “guarantee” for its readers is that the creators of Sandman, too Neil Gaiman, was strongly involved in the project and vehemently defended it on social networks (it’s a feast to read it while rebutting trolls and neoconservatives on Twitter). This is not for a short time: for years he shunned initiatives to film his greatest creation, warning that they strayed from the original spirit or that they would not live up to his dreams. netflix put what had to be kept (Silver, Composition) And left to an impressive team of producers and co-writers, directors and actors, who drop everything and more in each scene. up to huge Dave McKeanThe original cover artist for all 75 issues of the comic and withdrawn For years, he turned on the computer to create the closing credits, a separate credit for each chapter.

Here it is worth stopping by. the performance of the cast is excellent And it would be very strange that they don’t erase as many television awards in one year as there are. what about her tom sturridge She is monumental in the lead role, not only by the subtlety of her gestures and her deep voice, which almost seems to be the “little balloon” texture she portrays in the comic, but also by her physical expression. He has impressive body handling, especially in the opening chapter in which he is captive and barely opens his mouth. what about her Gwendoline Christie (Yes, Beren Inn of Tarth game of Thrones) like Lucifer, the fallen angel and the rector of Hades is inferior, with his immaculate white clothes and his cheeks and dark like an Orthodox woman from England, soft-spoken and willing to put the fear of God in a kindly body. Any kind of agony in the soggy dungeon. yes the image David Bowie served as inspiration for Sam Keith and Mike Dringenberg To get the character down on paper. But with Bowie dead, the truth is that Christie’s casting is phenomenal.

other thing, kirby howell-baptiste One makes Death (the dream’s older sister, also an eternal one) as charming as the one on the panel, concerned about his brother and compassionate to those whose time has run out. boyd holbrookLike the Corinthians, are influential and great comedians Patton Oswalt Another success is voicing Suno’s Raven Matthews. stephen fry like gilbert David Thewlis (A Remus Lupine in the saga Harry Potter) Just like John D eats screen in every form Mason Alexander Park As for Desire (the dream sister), as charming as it is repulsive (something that can also be said of the demon Mazikan), in a gesture that is deeply loyal to its concept. And, as if all this was not enough, mark hamley (Luke Skywalker, of course) Mervyn provides the voice of Pumpkinhead, the kind of maintenance man from Dreaming. Other than this charles dance (better known as Tywin Lannister) Suno’s captivity is a priceless reward.

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If you join that awesome cast A wonderful art direction and photographyA story that deserves any award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a production not out of love, but overall devotionThe spirit of these lines will be understandable. It is that many, who have also subscribed, have waited for this adaptation for more than 25 years. If it works, it’s not only because it’s closely tied to the facts of the comic (though there are slight tweaks and a certain rearrangement to come close to today’s audiovisual rhythm), but above all because the series explains Heart Gaiman’s background proposes: that what happens when we sleep, good or bad, shapes our day to day life and even reality, and that the protagonist is a dry and cold man, who slowly- Slowly (very slowly), he realizes that he has blood in his veins and maybe with others, it’s not so bad to be with them.

There are some in the process apparently extraordinary chapter, The fourth, “A Hope in Hell”, which takes Morpheus to Hell to retrieve his helmet, surprises the audience with its ability to cause tension, even the line that Se recalls the line about how disputes are resolved in the comic. There is some very clever workmanship in there and the result is monumental. The same can be said of “the sound of his wings”, in which the series presents death, flowing with a beautiful naturalness and, broadly speaking, a Comprehensive Brotherhood Dialogue In which death tells its younger brother not to be such a jerk.

Although Its second season has not been confirmed yet. (Not that Netflix is ​​very reliable in that area), first everything has to work, Which also gives hope. Critics acknowledged that the role’s first story arc is the least powerful in the comic. But by “less powerful” you have to understand that “it does not have the flight and quality of low”. This Gaiman was introducing his creation, but still doing it in a grand way. Already in the second arc, with the tone set, the Englishman is setting fire and throwing one magic after another, So it is imperative to enjoy and wait for the second season.

Some of its gestures and winks suggest that it may have included aspects of plot arcs three, four and five of the comic. The “land of dreams”, the third, is a series of units and can function well fill-inA little in appearance this season Hob Gadling, The fourth, “Fog Station”, on the other hand, is directly linked to Morpheus’s journey to Hell and its consequences, so it must be a fixed number. In the fifth “A Game of You” (“A Game of You” in the original), Barbie confronts Cuco in order to recover her dreams. In purely speculative terrain and without spoilers, i.e. it is mentioned in chapter one while passing Kuko, so it may well reach the screen.

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why sandman

Sandman, clearly, He’s not a superhero. His only interest is that his kingdom and his creations, whether they be dreams or nightmares, behave according to his purpose. Then again, what humanity does, its struggles and its suffering, they don’t really care. However, the stories about Gaiman’s own figure became One of the major comics of the 90s. While other genres within the ninth art reached inexplicable quotas of pus and lipids, the English screenwriter proposed a story strong poetic content, built with unusual cleverness and particularly intense conceptual density. Hardly anyone ends up “understanding” the Sandman, There is always a new layer of meaning to be discovered, a new wink in the spoken (written) line in passing.

In addition to Neil Gaiman on the script, the Sandman there was a list of Notable cartoonist. Sam Keith is usually listed as a co-producer, but Mike Dringenberg later added his own, as did Kelly Jones, Jill Thompson, Charles Weiss and Chris Bachlow (perhaps the one who best drew Death. ). It’s insane that he is rarely mentioned with such names, but how impressive is Gaiman’s writing.

Because of this, and strangely enough, in that decade the Sandman Comics became comics for the non-readers to read. not only Won 26 Eisner Awards, He won a prestigious literary award world fantasy award) and aroused so much anger among writers, who considered discipline to be a trivial matter and did not tolerate that some “cartoons” took away the trophy, that they kicked it until they changed the rules so that a cartoon would be relegated to their Don’t spoil the celebration.

the Sandman Posted by Vertigo Label, which is a place dc comics Dedicated to “adult” comics with stronger graphic, philosophical and political content than their colorful superhero counterpart. Dizziness, again controlled by the clarity of Karen Bergerwas born as a place to contain swamp talkof Alan Moore, And that initial success opened the door for a lot of creators, including many other British people, who were keen to tell stories different from those that lived in the North American landscape. In that idealized context, Gaiman was told, “Take this character and rediscover it, because we’re not interested as it is”. You What was an unsold Vigilant turned into something else, in a universal unit that spoke to the reader about the joy, commitment and love that goes into telling and reading stories. And he did it in perfectly round numbers over 75. So, undoubtedly, such a successful adaptation is like a dream come true.

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