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You may recall that interview I linked to last week in which Alan Moore, in fairly typical Alan Moore fashion, railed against Hollywood and the American comics industry.
Well, Hollywood Elsewhere also linked to it, drawing the attention of movie producer Don Murphy. Yes, the Don Murphy who produced The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell. Needless to say, he doesn’t buy what Moore is selling, so to speak:
Alan Moore is a hypocrite and a liar
— He took a million dollars from Fox for League- he did not HAVE to do so
— He claims that he never saw League so why does he get to comment on the merits of it? YOU can say what you want to- but he never saw it
— He has made over $3 million dollars on the increased sales of the Watchmen hardcover due to the film- he isn’t returning that money
–He sold the rights to Watchment in 1988
— He attacked V for Vendetta back when it came out- after he had sold those rights
He is an old man who smokes too much hash and prays to a lizard god. Don’t buy his bullshit.
The outspoken Murphy, whom Noel Murray reminds us is famous for being beaten up in 1997 by Quentin Tarantino, stand his ground as the comments section devolves into a colorful, and brutal, minefield of insults — many of which originate with Murphy.