The Mindscape of Alan Moore Now Online
August 5, 2011

The 2003/2005/2008 (depending on source) documentary The Mindscape of Alan Moore — mostly the infamous writer and magician talking about his opinions and beliefs — can now be watched in its entirety online at SnagFilms.

There’s also a DVD available, with a second disc containing additional interviews with creators who’ve worked with Moore.

9 Responses  
ADD writes:  

Any plans to review it, Johanna? Would love to read your thoughts…

Johanna writes:  

Thanks, but no. I don’t think I could sit through it, since I find Mr. Moore’s work highly overrated.

ADD writes:  

Then why bother promoting a movie that celebrates his work?

Ralf Haring writes:  

It’s been on hulu, too. The first third or so is comics-related. The rest is more about Moore himself. They also have the recent Grant Morrison documentary.


Johanna writes:  

I quibble with the word “promotion”. I mentioned it because I thought readers would be interested to know that they could watch it for free and form their own impressions.

And thanks, Ralf!

James Schee writes:  

Thanks for the link Johanna, it sort of reaffirmed some of my beliefs about him. What I watched was up and down, I finally leapt out when he became so detailed on his magic. Still interesting to see and hear him, which is something I’ll likely never ever do in person.

William George writes:  

I think a lot of his views a bit silly since he keeps trying to bridge the gap between reality and woo.

But I’ve always found the way he presents them to be hypnotic. Must be the voice.

ADD writes:  

Speaking of the voice, William, I can’t recommend Moore’s prose novel Voice of the Fire enough. It’s not talked about as much because it’s not a graphic novel, but it is an astoundingly well-written series of interconnected short stories about Moore’s hometown, Northampton. The final chapter blew my mind the first time I read it, and overall the book is as good as Moore best works in comics, whether you think that’s Marvelman, Swamp Thing, or the Moore title of your choice. Check it out if you haven’t.

Ralf Haring writes:  

If you read Voice of the Fire, be aware going in that the first 50 pages are a pretty challenging read. It is written from the point of view of a neanderthal and it takes a bit of work to really get what the writing is trying to convey. The book is very much worth the effort though, as much as any of Moore’s comics work.


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