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Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (2011)

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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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Credited cast:
Warren Ellis ...
Darick Robertson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Aaron ...
Jamais Cascio ...
Bruce Colwin ...
Art Conquest
Amanda Conner ...
Robert Cutts ...
Warren Ellis
Nika Danilova ...
Kelly Sue DeConnick ...
Herself (as Kelly Sue Deconnick)
Zoetica Ebb ...
Garth Ennis ...


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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