Daily Archives: 18 May 2011

81-year-old hack who never files gets a 3D film

The official trailer of the first Steven Spielberg-Peter Jackson 3D film on Tintin, the boy-faced Belgian reporter is now out.

Tintin, whose byline first appeared in the church newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, would have been 81 this year. He never sat at a desk, never took notes, never filed a story and therefore never missed a deadline. He survived two depressions,  innumerable cost-cutting measures, and job freezes.

Worse, his pet Snowy was always with him.

Also read: Can a boy-actor hold a candle to an editor?

If Steven Spielberg has a casting problem…

All fun and no work makes Tintin a good boy

Was Tintin gay?

Baal ki khaal. Dus hazaar tadtadate toofan

External reading: The Economist on Tintin