Even the few moments of footage managed to captivate the entire audience, from the ringing phone and the cat-strewn floor to the rooftop acrobatics and the typically Miller-esque monologue.

Miller said, ‘I tried to translate [Eisner’s] vision into a modern film. Look for his touch, you’ll see it. For purists it will be a bit of a shock, but I have to say it’s a hell of a ride.” Actress Eva Mendes was also along for the screening and took a bit of offense when MTV host Kurt Loder accused her of being one of Eisnner’s many ‘hot babes’ to which Mendes replied, “Hell no, I play a jewel thief who has been married 15 times and has killed all of them. Does that sound like a hot chick?” Well, yeah actually.

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