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Old 08-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #16
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Hey, I am familiar with the Tintin movies you've mentioned. I haven't seen them but I believe neither successfully got the rhythm of the series. Were they well received on release?
Nah, you're right. Neither of them. I guess it was hard for the audience to identify with the characters being real people. Tintin's face is rond. Nobody has a rond face. So Hergé had a hard time casting the actors. However Jean-Pierre Talbot who was chosen for Tintin was proud because did not say "I choose him" but "It's him !". No wonder Spielberg's actor doesn't resemble him either.

So you're Indian? I think the Indian part of the Cigars of the Pharaoh is one of Hergé's best. I think that's where it all begins, actually. But my fave remains The Red Sea Sharks.


About girls in the series, it should be reminded that Tintin was primarily meant to be a comics for the scouts, so an all-male youth movement. And the stories had their own rather rapid rhythm. He's constantly on the move. So no doubt a love story would slow down the rhythm.

But for sure, most of the French I know prefer Asterix.
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In that time, a lot of the comic books (at least in our area) had few women/girls in it.

Hergé himself (I went to the Hergé museum in Belgium this week, I highly recommend this place to every Hergé/Tintin fan) and there were soundbites from Hergé and you could listen to him explain why he had so few women in his work.
Hergé said that he likes to put his characters in funny situations, sometimes make fun of them, put them in slightly embarrassing situations and Hergé added that he doesn't want to make fun of women so he stuck with men mostly.

It's another time frame thing, I guess.
Where is the Herge museum?

I sadly discovered last week that the Tintin store in Brugge is now empty. But tons of stuff to buy at the airports.
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In Louvain-La-Neuve (not far from Brussels).



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Yup, only discovered that two weeks ago myself.
They need to take their website down.

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About girls in the series, it should be reminded that Tintin was primarily meant to be a comics for the scouts, so an all-male youth movement. And the stories had their own rather rapid rhythm. He's constantly on the move. So no doubt a love story would slow down the rhythm.
That's "Totor", Hergé's first real comic book about a young boy scout but Totor has a striking resemblance to Tintin so the guess is - again, according to info from that museum - that Tintin was born out of Totor, his predecessor.

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The "Tintin in Africa" books were drawn and written in a particular time frame when these views on "Africans" were common. Those views are now wrong obviously but it's how many back then thought so they were not seen as offensive in that time. I agree with Echoes that the entire controversy is ridiculous and if you read enough about Hergé himself and his other comic books, it's ludicrous to accuse him of racism. Time simply caught up with those books.

Those books should still be sold but perhaps with a couple of paragraphs added to explain that "time frame" and to warn that some of it can now be seen as offensive.
I agree. These are classics and as an afficionado, I wan't the whole series that shows his evolution as an artist. The curious thing about this Congo book though is that Herge reworked the art in it, which he didn't for the previous book, 'In the land of the Soviets'.

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However, it's never been my favorite tintin book at all. On the contrary. I need captain Haddock around.
Me too.
But there are occasions when the illustration is so good, I don't mind his absence. I'm talking 'The Black Island' and the Blue Lotus, for instance.

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But there are occasions when the illustration is so good, I don't mind his absence. I'm talking 'The Black Island' and the Blue Lotus, for instance.
Oh, I agree with you on that. The Blue Lotus is fantastic for the art work alone.
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So you're Indian? I think the Indian part of the Cigars of the Pharaoh is one of Hergé's best. I think that's where it all begins, actually. But my fave remains The Red Sea Sharks.
Thats right! I am an Indian. I love that you mentioned 'Cigars' but I think that an even better political outlook towards india was shown in 'Tintin in Tibet', where at the beginning, Captain Haddock confronts a cow in the middle of the road!
That is true till date!

The Red Sea sharks is his mightiest work as far as plotting, reality, political view, myth and technical art is concerned (though Flight 714 can compare in the technical art bit). All these work together very well, and Abdullah is unforgettable though I liked him more in Land of black gold.

What I liked best were the scenes from Petra that Speilberg later incorporated into his Indiana Jones' Last Crusade. Can you believe it, he was actually interested in Tintin since then?

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But for sure, most of the French I know prefer Asterix.
I'm still not sure why Tintin and Asterix are compared all the time. Tintin is fiction based in an unfolding reality, Asterix is simply purely fiction distorting history. Besides Herge pioneered the graphic novel and Asterix came bit later.

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About girls in the series, it should be reminded that Tintin was primarily meant to be a comics for the scouts, so an all-male youth movement. And the stories had their own rather rapid rhythm. He's constantly on the move. So no doubt a love story would slow down the rhythm.
Arguable because the Castafiore emerald has a slow rhythm. Bond movies, for instance did incorporate damsels in distress in the plot.... and ...
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In that time, a lot of the comic books (at least in our area) had few women/girls in it.

Hergé himself (I went to the Hergé museum in Belgium this week, I highly recommend this place to every Hergé/Tintin fan) and there were soundbites from Hergé and you could listen to him explain why he had so few women in his work.
Hergé said that he likes to put his characters in funny situations, sometimes make fun of them, put them in slightly embarrassing situations and Hergé added that he doesn't want to make fun of women so he stuck with men mostly.

It's another time frame thing, I guess.
Hey Castafiore, its great to find you in a thread you belong to! Aaaah my ....

Now coming back to the subject of Tintin's sexuality, there have been several views on it as the author gave none; and dare I say it, enough interesting pop art, some of which I have put up here:









Other comic books from that period - Asterix for instance where girls were part and parcel of the comic narrative (beginning with the Chief's wife: Impedimenta!)- have used girls successfully even in romance angles. In American comics, of course, we don't need to contemplate the many ways they've incorporated female characters. Why the 'girlfriend' angle matters more to people these days is obvious because of the more confirming attitude to sexuality: 'If you have no girlfriend, you must be gay!' Interestingly, in his last, unfinished book, 'The Alpha-Art', Herge has created a young female character, who, we can only conjecture, is Tintin's love affair. Why he did that is debatable, considering the other 24 graphic novels have revealed nothing in that direction. Was he getting concerned, as with the global popularity of his books, defining Tintin's sexual orientations was getting important?


This article was an interesting allegation when it came out some time back:

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His adventures have sold more than 200 million copies and been translated into 50 languages, and this weekend he celebrates his 80th birthday. But how well do we really know Tintin? One thing's for certain...


Billions of blue blistering barnacles, isn't it staring us in the face? Sometimes a thing's so obvious it's hard to see where the debate could start. What debate can there be when the evidence is so overwhelmingly one-way? A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor? A sweet-faced lad devoted to a fluffy white toy terrier, whose other closest pals are an inseparable couple of detectives in bowler hats, and whose only serious female friend is an opera diva...

. . . And you're telling me Tintin isn't gay?

And Liberace was a red-blooded heterosexual. And Peter M... oops - steer clear - burnt fingers once there already. But really, what next? Lawrence of Arabia a ladies' man? Richard the Lionheart straight? And I suppose the Village People were a band of off-duty police officers, YMCA was a song about youth-hostelling, and Noddy and Big Ears are just good friends.

But I'd better make the case because, astonishingly (and though when I googled “Tintin” and “gay” I got 526,000 references), there are still Tintin aficionados who remain in denial about this.
Times Archive, 1983: Tintin in 'racist' trouble

Complaints have been made by librarians about Herge's use of highly offensive stereotypes

Last year, as part of my BBC radio Great Lives series, my guest, the international photojournalist Nick Danziger (who had nominated the life of Tintin), and my expert Tintinologist, Michael Farr (author of Tintin: The Complete Companion and numerous other Tintin-related works), stunned me by not only denying hotly that their hero could have been gay, but even insisting that the thought had never occurred to them. Don't you find, though, that it's often the people closest to someone who never tumble to it?

The argument I set out was straightforward. These are the facts: what we know of Tintin's life:

Background and origins: A total mystery. Tintin never talks about his parents or family, as though trying to block out the very existence of a father or mother. As psychologists will confirm, this is common among young gay men, some of whom find it hard to believe that they really are their parents' child. The “changeling” syndrome is a well-known gay fantasy.

Other sources on background: His Belgian creator, Hergé, whose only and enigmatic reference to Tintin's origins was to describe him as having recently come out of the Boy Scouts.

Early career: On January 10, 1929, Tintin first appears, spreading Catholic propaganda in the church newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, where in his comic strip he visits Russia (Tintin in the Land of the Soviets) to describe the horrors of Bolshevism. Early entanglements with High Church religion are, I fear, all too common among young gay men.

His journalism: Claiming to be a journalist, Tintin's only recorded remark to his editor (on departing for Moscow) is “I'll send you some postcards and vodka and caviar”. For a cub reporter on his first assignment, a curious remark.

Subsequent career: Appearing sometimes as a reporter and sometimes as a detective journalist, Tintin's baffling failure to show any evidence of dispatching copy to a newspaper (except once) or any sense of deadlines in his life has always puzzled his fans. It is possible to dismiss him as a mere dilettante but more likely that he was some kind of spy. As the remotest acquaintance with (for instance) British espionage will confirm, secret intelligence has always attracted gay men. I myself applied for and was offered a post in MI6.

Domestic circumstances: Tintin does not, in fact, move in with his sailor-friend, Captain Haddock, until 1940 (The Crab With The Golden Claws). As is so often the case with male homosexual couples, a veil is drawn over how and where the couple met, but Tintin and his mincing toy dog Snowy are invited to share Haddock's country home, Marlinspike Hall. The relationship, however, is plainly two-way, for although when Haddock first meets Tintin (before the sea captain's retirement) he is drinking heavily and emotionally unstable, he is calmed over the years, settles down and is finally ennobled by his younger friend's companionship when, in Tintin in Tibet, he offers to lay down his life for him.

Other friends: Almost all male - as are their friends in turn. Indeed, only Professor Calculus displays any attraction (though frequently confused) towards the opposite sex. However, he never marries.

Thomson and Thompson: Tintin first meets the flamboyantly moustachioed couple on a cruise in 1932 (Cigars of the Pharaoh), learning to distinguish between them by their different moustaches. The Thomson and Thompson life is a fancy-dress party: the pair love dressing up in exotic costumes and are once mobbed in the street for their Chinese opera costumes (The Blue Lotus). On other occasions they are seen (often with their signature bowlers still on) in striped swimming costumes, and a variety of folkloric garbs, always absurdly over-the-top. There is no evidence that either has ever had an eye for women, let alone a girlfriend.

Rastapopoulos: Even Tintin's evil arch-enemy, a cigar-smoking movie impresario and drug dealer (alias: Marquis di Gorgonzola) who is first encountered at a banquet in Chicago (Tintin in America), is never given the blonde on his arm or villain's moll that one would expect. He remains solitary.

Snowy: The only unambiguously heterosexual male mammal in Tintin's entire universe. We know that because of Snowy's tendency to be distracted by lady dogs: a tendency in which he is consistently foiled by his master and by Hergé's plot. Pity this dog, wretchedly straight and trapped in a ghastly web of gay human males.

Bianca Castafiore: “The Milanese nightingale” is the only strong recurring female character in Tintin's life, and his only identifiable female friend. A fag-hag if ever there was one. With her plump neck and beauty spot, this vain, self-dramatising diva with an ear-splitting voice is genuinely fond of Tintin. Significantly, Bianca refuses to remember Captain Haddock's name, calling him variously Maggot, Hammock and Havoc. Equally significantly, Haddock detests the very sight of her. Perhaps most significantly of all, Tintin's creator, Hergé, hated opera.

Peggy Alcazar: So apart from a diva fag-hag, the only other remotely significant woman in Tintin's life is a curler-wearing virago. Peggy Alcazar, the butch, bitchy, bullying, cigar-smoking, hard-drinking, flame-haired wife of General Alcazar, may well have been lesbian.

Supporting cast: In fact I can count only eight figures identifiable as women (about 2 per cent) from the complete list of some 350 characters among whom Tintin moves in his life. There are no young women at all, and no attractive women, in any of his adventures.

Oh please, what more could Hergé do to flag up the subtext? Well, you say, how about a real affair of the heart, a proper gay relationship, rather than a convenient domestic arrangement with an old sailor?

Step forward Chang Chong-Cheng, the Chinese boy whom Tintin meets in The Blue Lotus when he rescues him from drowning, who later appears in his dreams, and for whom he is prepared to lay down his life, and finally rescues, in Tintin in Tibet. In this story Tintin hears of a plane crash and dreams that his friend Chang was on board but has survived. He sets out on an odyssey to Asia to find him.

Only three times in his life is Tintin seen to cry: most affectingly when he is temporarily persuaded that his friend Chang has died. But Chang is alive, as Tintin suspects when he finds Chang's teddy bear mislaid in the snow. Chang has been trapped by the Abominable Snowman. Tintin rescues him. This, written after Hergé had had a nervous breakdown and split from his wife, and the story of which he was most proud, completes a change in Tintin's outlook which begins in The Blue Lotus. Over time Tintin's attitude alters from that of a Belgian chauvinist and narrow-minded young Catholic adventure-seeker to being a tolerant, almost peace-loving, teddy-bear-hugging seeker after truth. In The Blue Lotus he sympathises with the lonely Yeti, now deprived of Chang's (enforced) company, and even refuses to call the Snowman abominable. Tintin has seen the folly of prejudice. In Hergé's last (unfinished) story, Tintin and Alph-Art, the youth is even seen as a motorbiking peacenik, wearing a CND badge on his helmet.

The time-sweep of these stories, 1929 to 1983, may have altered Tintin's attitudes but never his appearance. He remains about 16 throughout. But then, as we all know, gay men don't age as others do.

We'll never know. Tell yourself, if you like, that it was just that Tintin hasn't yet met the right girl. Or maybe that it's only a stage he's going through. But if you expect a Belgian Catholic born in 1907 to have unmasked the hero of his blockbuster series of comic adventures as an out-gay activist and homosexual icon, you expect too much. Hergé was no Andy Warhol (Hergé's great admirer). But Snowy saw everything; Snowy knows all. And Snowy never tells.

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Could it be true? (writes Hugo Rifkind)

Were Asterix and Obelix also gay?

Almost certainly not. True, the formidable Gallic warriors spent an awful lot of time together - and true, Obelix did seem to sleep over at Asterix's house quite a lot, despite having a nearby house of his own. Nonetheless, they each had frequent and intense crushes on various long-limbed beauties (Asterix principally with Panacea; Obelix with Mrs Geriatrix) and in one later work (see Asterix and the Class Act), Obelix is also revealed to have eventually sired a long line of warriors.

Was Dylan on drugs?

Probably. There was surely an unspoken pusher/addict dimension to the relationship between Florence and Dougal vis-à-vis the provision of sugar lumps, but Dylan, unquestionably, was the real stoner in The Magic Roundabout. He was a hippy rabbit, he was always far too out of it to understand anything, and he played the guitar. And, well, he was called Dylan. In 1965. Carrots, indeed.

Was George from the Famous Five a lesbian?

Tricky. As one of the two girls in the Famous Five stories, George wore boy's clothes, had boy's hair and wandered around saying “I want to be a boy”. Still, any sort of subsequent homosexual or transgender adulthood seems unlikely. For one thing, in the 2008 television series Famous 5: On the Case the adult George is happily married to a car mechanic called Ravi. For another, this is Enid Blyton we are talking about, and she was about as socially progressive as Bernard Manning.

Was Aslan a white supremacist?

Totally. Or at least, C.S. Lewis was. Throughout the Chronicles of Narnia Aslan's avowed enemies are the Calormemes of Calormen, a country that is in the desert and full of people who wear turbans, baggy trousers and pointy shoes. They have arranged marriages, put the symbol of the crescent on their money, fight with scimitars and, in The Last Battle, are referred to as “darkies”. Let's face it, they're not from Norway, are they?

Was there anything dodgy about Captain Pugwash?

Absolutely not, aside from the way that it put a rather favourable gloss on the whole “pirate” thing. In fact, at the beginning of the 1990s, the creator of Captain Pugwash, John Ryan, successfully sued two newspapers that had fallen for the urban myth that there was. In truth there was no Master Bates, no Seaman Staines, and the cabin boy was called Tom. There was a character called Pirate Willy, mind, but that was probably an oversight.
Also, this article here which is in Spanish (I think):
http://diway.over-blog.com/article-22908454.html
I wonder what it says though
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I honestly find this controversy ridiculous. I would have understood if he had said "You, Congolese people, are lazybones" but here it's only that pack of people. Had it been white men, there wouldn't have been any problem. On the other hand Hergé admitted he knew nothing of Congo at that time and based his book on the paternalistic (not racist !!!) view that Belgian people had over Congolese people in the Colonial period. "They are kids, we have to educate them."
Right what I think. Times were different. Criteria what's racist and what isn't were way different back then. Just like Disney who published some short films in the 30s and 40s which would receive really harsh criticism for those today (and I'm not referring to war propaganda films like Blitz Wolf).
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Also people don't often realise that Tintin in Africa was meant to be a humoristic book. His later work was not written strictly for humor. As Castafiore said, he made more research.

The Land of Black Gold however is as funny as hell. I still remember the Thom(p)son circling round in the desert not realising they were guided by their own traces. And the oil jerrycan !! "Oh we've also lost our jerrycan. Let's go back and fetch it". Awesome.

Hasn't Spielberg met Hergé, himself, shortly before his death? He'd learnt about Tintin just before when he read an article in a magazine that compared Indy to Tintin.
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Daniel Craig... interesting.
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Just found this on youtube


These guys sound so businesslike, I wonder if they will be able to pull it off. Nonetheless, their video is funny; and not to forget they had to wait for a while before Tintin could happen - only about 35 years!

Initially, I had some doubts about how realistic the look of the mo-cap movie will be. This video that talks about how realistic emotions can work out better in motion capture than animation. Some mo-cap lessons for the uninitiated:

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A couple of funny interviews from the cast of Tintin:



Cute!

But what's with Simon's comment that Thomson twins aren't fraternal brothers? I've assumed that since childhood as has anyone else I know....



This guy's hilarious!
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Need to refamiliarize myself with the comics before seeing this movie
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Need to refamiliarize myself with the comics before seeing this movie
And your hubby should too.

Keep an eye on this thread, doc; got some interesting things lined up.
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Also people don't often realise that Tintin in Africa was meant to be a humoristic book. His later work was not written strictly for humor. As Castafiore said, he made more research.

The Land of Black Gold however is as funny as hell. I still remember the Thom(p)son circling round in the desert not realising they were guided by their own traces. And the oil jerrycan !! "Oh we've also lost our jerrycan. Let's go back and fetch it". Awesome.

Hasn't Spielberg met Hergé, himself, shortly before his death? He'd learnt about Tintin just before when he read an article in a magazine that compared Indy to Tintin.
Hey, how come I missed this post last time around.

I went nuts over that scene you mentioned from Land of Black Gold. And I was an adult when I read that book

As for Spielberg meeting Herge; that is news to me too.
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