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    Default Alan Moore Reacts To Frank Miller - "We Have Diametrically Opposing Views"



    Honest Publishing has been running a new interview with Alan Moore about... everything. They ran the first part here, and have now published a second that addresses that controversial subject from a few weeks back, Frank Miller's blog on the Occupy movement.
    "Well, Frank Miller is someone whose work I?ve barely looked at for the past twenty years. I thought the Sin City stuff was unreconstructed misogyny, 300 appeared to be wildly ahistoric, homophobic and just completely misguided. I think that there has probably been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller?s work for quite a long time. Since I don?t have anything to do with the comics industry, I don?t have anything to do with the people in it. I heard about the latest outpourings regarding the Occupy movement. It?s about what I?d expect from him. It?s always seemed to me that the majority of the comics field, if you had to place them politically, you?d have to say centre-right. That would be as far towards the liberal end of the spectrum as they would go. I?ve never been in any way, I don?t even know if I?m centre-left. I?ve been outspoken about that since the beginning of my career. So yes I think it would be fair to say that me and Frank Miller have diametrically opposing views upon all sorts of things, but certainly upon the Occupy movement.

    "As far as I can see, the Occupy movement is just ordinary people reclaiming rights which should always have been theirs. I can?t think of any reason why as a population we should be expected to stand by and see a gross reduction in the living standards of ourselves and our kids, possibly for generations, when the people who have got us into this have been rewarded for it; they?ve certainly not been punished in any way because they?re too big to fail. I think that the Occupy movement is, in one sense, the public saying that they should be the ones to decide who?s too big to fail. It?s a completely justified howl of moral outrage and it seems to be handled in a very intelligent, non-violent way, which is probably another reason why Frank Miller would be less than pleased with it. I?m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he?d be more in favour of it. We would definitely have to agree to differ on that one."
    Of course Alan has his own ideas on what exactly does need to change in our political system...
    "Everything. I believe that what?s needed is a radical solution, by which I mean from the roots upwards. Our entire political thinking seems to me to be based upon medieval precepts. These things, they didn?t work particularly well five or six hundred years ago. Their slightly modified forms are not adequate at all for the rapidly changing territory of the 21st Century.

    "We need to overhaul the way that we think about money, we need to overhaul the way that we think about who?s running the show. As an anarchist, I believe that power should be given to the people, to the people whose lives this is actually affecting. It?s no longer good enough to have a group of people who are controlling our destinies. The only reason they have the power is because they control the currency. They have no moral authority and, indeed, they show the opposite of moral authority."
    More here and here.

    Image from Dourdevil by Alan Moore and Mike Collins.
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    Predictable, really.

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    Countdown to thread explosion begins...now.

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    Maybe DC could get Frank to do the Rorschach prequel...

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    you know...for a whole generation Mr. Moore is just some old fart that gives interviews.

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    Listening to Moore talk about Miller, is like listening to Moore talk about himself. These guys are basically 2 sides of the same coin. They may as well have been separated at birth. Just 2 weirdos whose best days are behind them, and are bitter about it.
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    Good for Alan.

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    His comments would carry a little more weight if he just focused on rebutting what Miller said about the Occupy Movement instead of prefacing it with how much he dislikes Miller's work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanSolo View Post
    you know...for a whole generation Mr. Moore is just some old fart that gives interviews.
    And by whole generation you mean people that are dead, right? Because Watchmen is not one of the most read comic books in history. No, it isn't.

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    Alan Moore thinks he is left-center and frank miller is right-center? Who is more fringe than these two? They are both nuts and in no way represent or even see the center!

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