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Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga

by Richard Kelly

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Strictly supplemental material for the film. Brett Weldele's drawings are exceptional for the movie tie-in, so I will give credit where credit is due. If you haven't seen the film, you should plan to see it shortly after reading the graphic novel, as how the stories tie together, flesh out and end are all answered in the film. I saw the film first - the graphic novel fills in a few gaps, but that's about it. ( )
  stephmo | Mar 15, 2009 |
Wonderful. Creative. Strange. Wish Hollywood would do more films like this. The message, moral, impact is powerful. This is the move, there is also a graphic novel.
  normaleistiko | Jan 17, 2009 |
Not as good as I thought it might be. Basically same as movie - had hoped it would be more expansive vision of movie concept - taking it more places movie budget couldn't. But no. ( )
  danahlongley | Jun 23, 2008 |
This prequel to the movie should be required before you head to the theater. It puts so much of the strange events that take place in the film into context.

It's 2008, and in the wake of the "American Hiroshima" attacks in Texas and the subsequent World War III, the next presidential election will be decided only by the state of California. Interstate travel is highly regulated, and a growing neo-Marxist movement is trying to take control, at least in the Southland. Boxer Santaros, a famous actor, goes missing, setting off a chain of events that will lead to the apocalypse. ( )
  paghababian | Nov 26, 2007 |
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This is the way the world ends.

This is the way the world ends.

This is the way the world ends.

Not with a bang but a whimper.

— T.S. Eliot
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. . .
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The stage is set and destiny continues towards its fulfillment at breakneck speed. Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga collects writer/director Richard Kelly's (Donnie Darko) three graphic novels that set the stage to his second film, Southland Tales. Graphitti Designs and View Askew in conjunction with Darko Entertainment are proud to present this special collection prior to the movie release. These first three chapters set the tone and introduces you to the world and characters that comprise the movie events of July 4, 2008. The book and the movie combine to create a rich multimedia experience!

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