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Rick Trembles' Motion Picture Purgatory
These hybrid film-review/column/comic-strips, seen by 300,000 Montreal readers each week for 10 years, created a new form of film criticism, as sequential art lends itself well to the dissection of motion pictures, and illustrations resemble storyboards. Includes- "Naked Lunch- "Touch of Evil- "Grease- "Psycho- "Last Year at Marienbad
Paperback, 191 pages
Published August 19th 2004 by FAB Press
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Reading this book takes me back to the late 80s and early 90s when I was living in Montreal and getting the free weekly alternative paper The Montreal Mirror where, along with Cecil Adams’s The Straight Dope and Matt Groening’s Life in Hell, I’d find Rick Trembles’s Motion Picture Purgatory, film reviews in comic strip form. While I’ve since moved from Montreal and the Mirror no longer includes Trembles’s work, the strips have since been republished in book form, which is great whether you’re ...more
It's a stroke of genius to turn movie reviews into one-page comic strips. Rick Trembles is not only a pretty funny cartoonist but his reviews show keen insight in the movies he reviews. I also like the fact that he's very eager to review Canadian grindhouse classics and offers a load of Canuck history in the process. Rick Trembles is film reviews like you've never seen before.