What do you mean, McKean has ceased to be God? This is what happens since I quit watching TV some years ago, God has ceased to be and I didn't even know.I read your Melville reviews. I find Melville to be the gratest noir director of all time, so I guess if we run into each other on the street we'd exchange a few punches.Have a nice day!
I'm still a big fan of his pen and ink drawings, as in Cages, when he keeps things simple, not so much the multi media stuff.
I find Melville interesting, but in the end I prefer American film noir. Not sure if I have a favourite noir director, but The Big Combo by Joseph H Lewis is a pretty good one.
I agree with you on McKean. But last night I was talking with my gf about it, wondering: why is it that comic artists use a "clean" style for everyday life scenes (eg: in Cages the black guys talking about jazz), and use "experimental", "arty" style for dreamlike situations? It ends up being a cliché. Why can't it be the other way round? That's what I like about Dan Clowes or Charles burns, they narrate bizarre scenes with a E.C comics aesthetic; or on the other hand Alberto Breccia depicting conversations between two guys (eg: Mort Cinder and the anticuarian) in a semi-abstract Rorschach test approach.Nice talking to you. Big Combo is ace.