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Monday, 12 March 2012

Cinerama, les meilleurs plus mauvais films/Cinerama, the best worst movies

Dessinateur     Charles Berbérian
Publisher Fluide Glacial-Audie
Hard back
Full colour
54 pages
22.6 x 29.3 cms
16,00 Euro
ISBN   2352071054
EAN    978-2352071051
Released 21/03/2012

I think the title says it all for this one!  A crude (not meaning to be rude) art style and I think this works because Berberian is obviously having fun!  From Turkish cinema and its horror, crime, sci fi –in fact crime, sex, Spaghetti Westerns and science fiction films from the 1950s, through to Japanese movies such as Ultra Man and Godzilla.

Again, there is the use of single colours or earthy tones that seem to be well thought out in these Euro albums.  This is like a zine (Small Press) comic in colour and with a hard cover!  Enough fun to smirk at and if you are a film buff you’ll recognise a lot in here –especially if you are into awful movies!

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