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MOORE, Alan. (1953- ) English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, a medium where he has produced series including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has also been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years." The document contains an interview completed by mail. The questions are typed and specific to Moore’s body of work, in particular Watchmen, as the book had recently been released at the time of this interview. Moore explains his philosophy in these words: “I wanted to explore the virtue of comic books, noted earlier… namely that one can create material that is as (if not more) … dense and intricate as a fairly complex novel, while retaining the visual appeal and flow of a film.” Moore also expresses his preference for comics over films: "I personally feel that comics are a much more exciting and vital as a medium." In addressing why he declined working on the Watchmen film, Moore states, "They asked me to write it, but I was too busy with comic work and had to say no. Also, since in my limited experience it's practically impossible to ensure creative control over the work unless you have the energy and inclination to direct the thing yourself, which I don't, then I wasn't very keen to work in the film industry anyway... 'Watchmen,' if it gets made, may be a wonderful film or a complete fuck-up. The outcome seems fairly random to me, and if it's the latter result, I'd rather it was somebody else who fucked it up, and not me." His frank, sometimes humorous and often cynical answers are hand printed in blue ink until the last page where he ran out of ink and concluded in a red pen. Autographed Manuscript Signed, quarto, five pages, undated (circa 1987), on Film Threat magazine letterhead with company logo on verso. In fine condition. A fascinating and rare candidness from the notoriously reclusive legendary graphic novelist.
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