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    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011
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    I think you interrupted him a bit much but he's always interesting to listen to.
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011
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    I agree. Thank you for listening.
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2011 edited
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    Scalped is amazing. Just read the latest trade yesterday (7), found it pretty slow... although after the whirlwind of the trade before it I guess he just felt like he needed to give the central characters a break.

    Cheers for the interview. Interesting that Jason's never actually been to a reservation before, perhaps in a way thats free'd him from constraints in his writing. He never claimed the story to be anything more than a badass noir story that just happened to be set on a reservation.

    I've driven through similar towns to the Prairie Rose Reservation in the Australian Outback, with Aboriginies instead of Indians. Although there are no casinos I can imagine the setting is similar (well... basically dusty and poor).

    edit: that's not to say the world Jason has created doesn't feel authentic and fully realised. The fact that the setting is so immersive was the reason I was surprised he hasn't been there. -M
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2011
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    @Martin Sheen

    I too was surprised when I heard that he hadn't set foot on an Indian Reservation. I myself have, and while Scalped is hyper-stylized in some aspects, its right-on the fucking money with others.

    Scalped is a truly remarkable piece of storytelling, and everything about it speaks to my sensibilities and aesthetic wants. Its Sam Peckinpah/Monte Hellman/Nick Cave/Warren Oates/Steve McQueen and Bon-Scott era AC-DC with a healthy dash of Yoknapatawpha County. I just love it and I was so excited to talke to Jason Aaron about it, it and his other projects of course. He's a real prince for doing the interview. The bulk of our interviews have been Pin-up Girls and Fetish Models, and they've been great, but it was nice to get somebody whose work I admire so much.

    Though I don't think he quite understands the excellence of late 70's rolling stones Ma-cheese-mo.