Movie Article

Comic Effect

''Ghost World,'' ''Road to Perdition,'' and three other films were based on books

GHOST WORLD
(2001) Author Daniel Clowes worked with director Terry Zwigoff on the movie version of his cult comic.

ROAD TO PERDITION
(2002) A top-shelf cast (led by Tom Hanks) brought Max Allan Collins' bleak morality tale to the big screen.

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
(2005) Writer Josh Olson got an Oscar nod for adapting John Wagner and Vince Locke's book.

V FOR VENDETTA
(2006) Alan Moore and David Lloyd's dystopian thriller came to theaters courtesy of the Wachowski brothers.

300
(2007) Groundbreaking visual F/X helped director Zack Snyder re-create images from Frank Miller's tale of ancient battle.

Originally posted Jan 11, 2008 Published in issue #974 Jan 18, 2008 Order article reprints
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