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Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (2011)

| Documentary | 2011 (USA)
This insightful documentary dives into the warped mind of the writer/futurist/philosopher behind groundbreaking comics "Transmetropolitan," "Iron Man: Extremis," and "RED."

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Darick Robertson ...
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Art Conquest
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Robert Cutts ...
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Nika Danilova ...
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Garth Ennis ...
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This insightful documentary dives into the warped mind of the writer/futurist/philosopher behind groundbreaking comics "Transmetropolitan," "Iron Man: Extremis," and "RED."

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A basic talking head introduction to Ellis
27 December 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Starting with the standard "Tell me about your childhood" question, this documentary follows Ellis' life as a person, and professional comic book author. It goes through most of his publications, praising him like the god of sci-fi comics, and hyping his impact on comic book culture. There's interviews with people he's worked with, friends and family, with a lot of focus on an internet forum he used to host, where people became such good friends that several ended up marrying.

As a fan of Ellis' Transmetropolitan, I found this docu to be informative about some of his other works. I have already acquired several that I became interested in checking out, but all in all, this film is far from the greatness of the similar docu about Alan Moore.


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