A captivating and in-depth documentary about Tintin and Hergé, the creator of Tintin
The more Tintin travels the world in the famous Belgian comic books, equally far we are introduced to Hergés manifold universe in the documentary "Tintin et moi" by Anders Østergaard.
You are taken so close to Hergé's working day as a spectator, from the time of creating Tintin in the Brussels study that you will slowly learn what inspired him, how it all came to him and the origin of the enormous creativity.
The documentary is based on a 4-day long interview led by the french student, Numa Sadoul, in 1971. An interview that was never published in its original form. From Sadoul's interviews, you will experience a more nuanced look at Herge's work, and the development of Tintin's stories. Information that has never been presented (like this at least), sees the light of day and the image that is drawn of Hergé becomes very clear.
The career of Hergé began when the first Tintin cartoons were published in a fascistic Belgian newspaper, but the breakthrough was probably not before the appearence of Tintin in "Le Petite Vigtième", which was the weekly youth supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, in the 1930's. Later Hergé hired assistants and opened his own study, in the middle of Brussels. This is where the fantastic Tintin Comic books were made. As years went by, newer publications were produced at a much-reduced pace. The last Tintin comic book was released in 1976 (Tintin and the Picaros). Hergé died from illness in 1983.
In many ways the adventures and the universe of Tintin are much like that of Hergé's own world.Read more ›
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