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Bicycle Culture……The Adventures of Tintin

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The Adventures of Tintin (by Herge) have been adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson set for release in the US later this month. Some Tintinologists don’t care for the movie; but, I’m keeping an open mind and hoping for the best.

Here’s a European magazine cover promoting the 1982 Tour de France with Tintin leading a breakaway with Captain Haddock, Prof. Calculus, and Thompson and Thompson in pursuit.

…and here’s Tintin on a hipster-like-single speed (just some of Herge‘s artwork from The Blue Lotus — arguably one of the best Tintin adventures).



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December 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 am


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  1. As a fellow fan of Tintin I also await the upcoming release with a certain ambivalence; on the one hand I’m sure it’ll be tons of fun and great to see Tintin expanded into a fresh new format, but I also feel caution about an icon being dumbed down and commercialized. Tintin has always been a bit of a under-the-radar pleasure (as an American), but I suspect that’s about to change.

    “Great Snakes!”


    4 Dec 11 at 11:07 am

  2. “Crumbs!” I wish I could have articulated my thoughts about Tintin and the new movie as incisively and coherently as you…Anyhow, thanks Dave for the great comment!!!

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