Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Frazetta Painting With Fire Collectors Anniversary Edition |
Metal Box w/3D Holographic Cover
Actor: Frank Frazetta
Director: Frank Frazetta
Studio: Razor Digital Ent Release Date: 03/24/2009 Run time: 85 minutes
Not a very good documentary
Cookiewise | San Rafael, CA USA | 04/24/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love Frazetta's work, but this so-called "documentary" is not much more than a collection of fan boy interview clips, with no overarching structure or probing of his history. The annoying film making style, which includes butchering Frazetta's work with cheesy video after effects, underlines what an incredibly amateurish production this really is.
You'd be far better off collecting books of his work than watching this dreck."
Jeffrey Arnold | Lemoore, ca United States | 09/27/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This documentary is very slick in production, and features almost all of Frazetta's living contemporaries. How often are you going to see Al Williamson speak? Anyways, the creators of this doc could have done two things to help clarify the story:
1.)Hire a narrator. Instead, they use the often unintenionally hilarious comments of this goofy academic fanboy (can't remember his name)as a sort of unofficial narration. The often over-the-topness of his analysis of Frank's artwork only undermines anything else he has to say. Due to Frazetta's slurred speech, it can be tough to follow what he's saying, and a strong narration would have helped to direct the viewer through the events.
2.)Congratulations on knowing how to use Final Cut. Maybe they could have let off on the effects. The headings for each segment, which were always blazing away with digital effects and a Frazetta painting in the background, tend to come off comical when the subject of that section is light-hearted. There were a few points when I said to myself, "Come on, don't sink under your own weight." But at times, that's what they did.
But Frazetta's artwork is strong enough to overcome the errors of a couple of filmakers. If you're not a fan of Frazetta, it's okay, because if you're a fan of classic comics and animation you'll still get to see comments from your heroes to more than make up for it."