» About     » Archive     » Search     » Forum     » RSS Feed     Updates Wednesdays

No. 31: Sitting down to watch the big game.

First | Previous | 2015-08-26 | Next | Latest

Sitting down to watch the big game.

First | Previous | 2015-08-26 | Next | Latest

Strip by: Ian Boreham

{In a nicely furnished room, General Zaroff is sitting in an armchair, next to his manservant Ivan, who is slouched against the wall with a sleeping hound's head lying in his lap. A rifle lies on the floor between them. Zaroff is watching Rainsford, who is sprawling on a sofa.}

Zaroff: Ivan, hand me my rifle.

caption: The Most Languorous Game

The author writes:

Due to a typographical error and a dyslexic second unit director, a crew was dispatched to India, and spent 5 weeks filming langurs in the wild.

After the miscommunication was discovered, a small portion of the footage was worked into the movie, and the rest was turned into an "educational film" to be screened before the main feature in the cinema. "The Langurs Gang" became the first nature documentary, and was a turning point in the career of a young David Attenborough, who was attached to the crew on work experience at the time.

The movie itself was lauded by art movie critics, but was a box-office flop, mostly due to its slow pacing and overacting by one of the sofas.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.