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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2007, 07:13:55 am »

Blij dat je 't leuk vindt David.


We were talking about a belgian comic book by Hergé, who was born 100 years ago. He created Tintin (or Kuifje in dutch). When Leslie was here in April I gave her a copy of 'Tintin in America' in dutch. I was translating some of the pictures for her, although her dutch is pretty good by now.

Rembember Leslie? Dagsoep? Fazant?  Grin

Ah yes, dagsoep! My Dutch is pretty good (!) both from reading "Kuifje in Amerika" and also from studying "Haar Penisboek." The latter has been a great source of new words.  Wink

We used to read Tintin in French, in French class, but only on Fridays. It was a "fun" thing and the rest of the days we had to learn "serious" French. Of course, I learned more on the Tintin days than on any other day of the week.

I also remember watching Tintin cartoons. They would start with the announcer saying in sonorous tones, "Herge's adventures of Tin.....tin.....!" Since the introduction was in English, I imagine the cartoons were in English, but we were watching them in French class.

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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2007, 01:49:33 pm »



Have you ever read Tintin David? Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will both do a Tintin movie in the future. A deal has been made with the family of Hergé. Both movies will be part of a trilogy. The third director isn't yet known. Apparently Hergé insisted that Spielberg would be one to make a Tintin movie.


I have never read him, but I have heard of him I think! Isn't he a comic book character? He travels around the world and he has a little white dog?

Don't you all have a comic book museum over there in Belgium? I think I saw something about this on the Travel Channel and they showed some original Tintin comic books inside the museum. Tintin sounds like a very cute story.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2007, 02:09:28 pm »

Yes, there's a comic book (or 'strip' in Dutch) museum in Brussels. This is what i found on the website: "The Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée
(Belgian Center for Comic Strip Art) encompasses a dazzling celebration of the strip cartoon, the 'bande dessinée'. The strip cartoon is closely associated with Belgium, not least in the shape of Hergé's (Georges Rémi's) famous character Tintin, created back in 1929. The form has strong design links to art nouveau and it is an added delight that the museum building was designed in 1906 as a fabric shop by Victor Horta, one of the most distinguished of art nouveau architects."


Here are a few pictures: You'll notice the rocket Tintin used to go to the moon in the album 'Tintin on the moon' is a big feature.






All in different parts of Brussels there are muruals referring to comic book characters, like Tintin (Leslie, this was in the street near Manneken Pis, but i think it was already too dark to fully appreciate it when we were there.)


and here's another, 'Kwik en Flupke' two other Hergé characters.

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« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2007, 09:48:25 am »

Borders stores in UK shelve Tintin book

By RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - Borders is removing "Tintin in the Congo" from the children's section of its British stores, after a customer complained the comic work was racist, the company said Thursday.

David Enright, a London-based human-rights lawyer, was shopping at Borders with his family when he came upon the book, first published in 1931, and opened it to find what he characterized as racist abuse.

"The material suggests to (children) that Africans are subhuman, that they are imbeciles, that they're half savage," Enright said in a telephone interview.

"My black wife, who actually comes from Africa originally, is sitting there with my boys and I'm about to hand this book to them.... What message am I sending to them? That my wife is a monkey, that they are monkeys?"

The book is the second in a series of 23 tracing the adventures of Tintin, an intrepid reporter, and his dog, Snowy. The series has sold 220 million copies worldwide and been translated in 77 languages.

But "Tintin in the Congo" has been widely criticized as racist by fans and critics alike.

In it, Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi depicts the white hero's adventures in the Congo against the backdrop of an idiotic, chimpanzee-like native population that eventually comes to worship Tintin — and his dog — as gods.

Remi later said he was embarrassed by the book, and some editions have had the more objectionable content removed. When an unexpurgated edition was brought out in Britain in 2005, it came wrapped with a warning and was written with a forward explaining the work's colonial context.

Enright, who said he first complained to Borders and Britain's Commission for Racial Equality about a month ago, argued such a warning was not enough.

"Whether it's got a piece of flimsy paper around it or not, it's irrelevant, it's in the children's section," he said, adding that he felt the book should be treated like pornography or anti-Semitic literature and not displayed in mainstream bookstores at all.

Borders agreed to move the book to its adult graphic novels section, but said in a statement it would continue to sell it.

The Commission for Racial Equality backed Enright, saying in a statement Thursday that the book was full of "hideous racial prejudice."

"The only place that it might be acceptable for this to be displayed would be in a museum, with a big sign saying `old fashioned, racist claptrap.'"


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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2007, 12:21:14 am »

Guess what?  There's a 3-movie project in the works featuring Tintin!  Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are directing two of the movies, with the third director still to be decided.  They'll be in 3-D, too.  Sounds fascinating.  Cool

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071217/en_nm/gollum1_dc_1
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2007, 10:55:38 pm »

Guess what?  There's a 3-movie project in the works featuring Tintin!  Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are directing two of the movies, with the third director still to be decided.  They'll be in 3-D, too.  Sounds fascinating.  Cool

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071217/en_nm/gollum1_dc_1


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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2007, 12:04:10 am »


Ang?  Smiley

Way cool idea!  Cool
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2017, 05:17:02 pm »

Very clever!
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2017, 04:36:22 pm »

I agree, very fun and clever!

This is a new one to me. Where did you find it, Paul?
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