Alan Moore Cannot Abide This Podcast (feat. Scott Meslow & Jake Dilley)
Alan Moore is inarguably among the best regarded comic writers of all time, but he’s also a mystery wrapped in an enigma. His ruminations on caped crusaders, governments, and the anarchy between them have spawned decades of fascinating work.
This week, Chance and Noah break down three comic-to-film adaptations in search of the man behind “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” “V for Vendetta” and “Watchmen.” The guys are joined by Jake Dilley (24:10) of St. Louis’ Comic HQ to give a bit of context on Alan Moore and how comic enthusiasts view these adaptations.
Then, GQ’s Scott Meslow (48:35) returns to Be Reel to discuss the American political allegory on display in the otherwise very British “V for Vendetta.” We may not be super heroes by the traditional standards, but strap on your old utility belt and try to be very, verily vigilant. The game is on!
As always, our guests are terrific folks whose pursuits you should check out. Scott recently wrote about “V For Vendetta” as part of GQ’s “Does It Hold Up”? series. Read that, and check out the latest installment about “Donnie Darko” too. Then, if you’re a St. Louis resident or maybe just a comic book devotee swinging through town, pay a visit to Comic HQ and have a conversation with Jake.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.