The Spirit (film)
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- Written and directed by Frank Miller, based on the newspaper comic strip The Spirit, by Will Eisner.
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- My city, I can not deny her. My city screams. She is my mother. She is my lover, and I am her Spirit.
- She provides for me, my city does. She gives me everything I need.
- All the enemy has is gun to knives. I have the entire city as my weapon.
- You're in love with every woman you meet, Mr. Spirit. You say lovely things to all of us and you mean every word you say.
About The Spirit (film)
- Entertainment Weekly: So, how have you modernized The Spirit?
- Frank Miller: Imagine New York from Houston Street to Bank Street or Jane Street. That part of the city is Central City. [The Spirit] rarely leaves that neighborhood. In fact, he’s almost like one of those characters from Mean Streets — he would get lost above Houston. He’s such a neighborhood boy. I believe, as in Sin City, in taking the city I love and picking out whatever looked best from whatever decade I choose. So we’ll see ’53 Cadillacs, and we’ll see cell phones.
- Deborah Del Prete: And the costumes are all kind of periods.
- Miller: There’s that uncanny hotel scene that looks like it’s from 1900.
- Del Prete: It is sort of timeless. That’s what we were going for. This is sort of a neverworld and an everworld. It’s New York City, but not quite. It’s not quite contemporary but not quite the past.
- Miller: It’s mythic New York. And that’s what Will drew. He and I really did share two profound loves: One was for New York, and the other was for beautiful women.
- Frank Miller and Deborah Del Prete, "Frank Miller: A 'Spirit'-ed Q&A" Entertainment Weekly, Nisha Goplan, (April 23, 2008).