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By JIM SLOTEK — Sun Media
NEW YORK — Apart from Marvel’s Stan Lee, if there is a figure who represents the link between the comic books of old and the movies coming to a theatre near you, it’s Frank Miller.
The artist-writer, who gave us 300, Sin City and the Dark Knight incarnation of Batman, began his career in the colourfully ink-stained New York-based cauldron of comic-book art, mentored by the likes of Jim Shooter, Neal Adams — but most of all, the legendary and prolific Will Eisner.
Theirs was a strange, combative relationship — one in which Miller is finally getting the last word, three years after Eisner’s death, making his solo directorial debut with a stylized movie of Eisner’s signature noir hero from the ’40s, The Spirit. Wherever he is, the female-form-obsessed Eisner must appreciate the casting — Scarlett Johansson (Silken Floss), Eva Mendes (Sand Saref) and Jaime King (Lorelei), all playing various forms of femmes fatale tormenting our mordant hero (Gabriel Macht).
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