For those interested in such things, BusinessWeek Online recently ran a brief piece on Steven Spielberg's negotiations for film rights to Herge's favorite creation Tintin. The article is available here , and includes a nice quote from Angouleme-director Jean-Marc Thevenet on the adaptability of European comics to film.
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