Open Culture has a re-vamped trailer for a film adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius’ comic The Incal. One that never happened. “[Incal‘s] success made it a logical candidate for film adaptation, and so director Pascal Blais brought together artists from Heavy Metal magazine (in which Mœbius first published some of his best known work) to make it happen. It resulted in nothing more than a trailer, but what a trailer; you can watch a recently revamped edition of the one Blais and his collaborators put together in the 1980s at the top of the post.” (Thanks, Felipe!)
Posted October 18, 2011
Slightly off-topic for the Gutter, but interesting for its analysis of pop-culture machinery: David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker) says Hits are Black Swans.
“Success in the music business is completely unpredictable. No one can really predict which artists will end up being successful… It’s just that the process of making a hit or a star is irreducibly complex, unpredictable and impossible to model. It can never be duplicated. What worked for one artist doesn’t work for the next artist.”