SuperHeroHype: On the Set of 'Will Eisner's The Spirit'

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Edward Douglas has a behind-the-scenes peak at the Frank Miller helmed feature:

To some, Gabriel Macht might not seem like the best visual match for Denny Colt, being that he's known for his blonde hair, but it's been dyed jet black, and unlike Eisner's comics where the Spirit's coat is seemingly colored blue, Macht wears a solid black coat, pants and hat with a white shirt and a bright red tie, which really stands out against the black outfit. Later, we'd get to meet with him for a few minutes and up close, you can see that the costume is ripped in places, at least at the end of the movie after fighting with The Octopus, giving it even more of the look of Eisner's raggedy take on the character, who rarely looked as pristine as Macht. We could also see that his mask seemed to be painted on his face, although it was just wafer thin and attached to his face with spirit gum. Macht really looked great and any diehard Spirit fan should be happy with this unconventional choice. Macht considers the role one of the greatest opportunities as an actor and he felt that it was his "absurdity" that came across in his first meeting with Miller that got him the part since it lent itself to the character's sense of humor.
Read the full report here.

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