Frazetta: Painting With FireClosed Captioning
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To fantasy fans worldwide, his paintings are instantly recognizable. Filled with mythical beasts, fierce warriors, beautiful women, and imaginative landscapes, Frank Frazetta's remarkable works have come to virtually define the face of modern fantasy for more than a half century. Now fans can hear the remarkable story of Frazetta's fascinating life firsthand as they view some of his best-loved works and discuss what they will come to mean for future generations of fantasists.
Never meet your heroes...
I have loved Frank Frazetta's artwork since I was a teenager. I think that this disorganized mess of a film does a huge disservice to his work. The "chapters" come in no sensible order. The "interviews" consist mainly of self-absorbed ramblings which are, sometimes, laughably off-topic. We are all browsing this page because we love Frazetta's paintings and we want to know more about the man who made them. Please, let the work continue to speak for itself. Don't let this awful "documentary" drown it out.
Cheesy production, but Frazetta shines through
I couldn't believe they felt it necessary to "enhance" Frazetta's paintings, adding light-shaft effects, sound effects, cut-out animation, even making one into a 3-D model. Praising the work with one hand, and needlessly "improving" it with the other. This aspect of the film drove me nuts. Talk about gilding a lilly.
Nevertheless, it was worth it to step inside Frazetta's world, to see the man behind the paintings.
The Great Frazetta......
This film made me feel like I met the man. A great inspiration especially after the challenges he had to face later in his career.