Thursday, December 4, 2008

Frank Miller on TCM!

Comic creator and now filmmaker Frank Miller will be the guest programmer on Turner Classic Movies next Wednesday night (Dec. 10). He's definitely chosen a respectable line-up:

The Naked City (1948)
I love this movie, and it's the type of noir film you'd expect Miller to pick.

High Noon (1952)
I'm curious to see what Frank Miller has to say about this movie. Is the villain's name the primary attraction for him?

The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Miller is just screwing with our expectations here.

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Oh yeah! This is a great choice and another for which Miller's attraction is completely understandable.


Joey Altruda said...

Killer Man!
Thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

IIRC, Miller never mentioned the name of the villain in High Noon, either in his introduction or the afterword, and Robert Osborne never brought it up, either. I seem to remember a TPB that reprinted the Elektra Saga or Peter Parker #28 and the introduction said that when Miller first came to Marvel's offices to show his samples, his appointment was at noon. Most of the fanboys probably did not get the allusion.