(c) 2004 Terry Moore, Strangers in ParadiseTM
From Terry on his board:
I've seen the Hero Video DVD. It's well done and the film team was wonderful. As for the viewing experience: It's so much me, me, me that it's embarrassing. I'll never live it down in my house.
On the plus side, there is a lot about creating and writing and characterization in the video which might be helpful to young creators. It's just all wrapped up in my experiences...
There is music, the best of which is a great song by Desha Dunnahoe, a film composer in L.A. who likes SiP, took the words to This Mask I Wear and wrote a beautiful, lilting song to them. If you'd like to hear it now, go to www.scoregarden.com
It's funny, how this video and the Treasury seem to compliment each other. They are both retrospectives. They're not redundant because one medium covers things the other can't. With the release of these two items, I guess I really have marked the end of an era. Which is good, a nice feeling of accomplishment and time to move on.
It's wonderful. I love the extra DVD goodies, the director comments, the shots of Houston locations, etc. I think the music section turned out great and I know people will play Desha's song over and over again. Nice job of putting pictures to that, it looks like the animatic for a movie or music video.
"...exceptionally illuminating for any reader of Moore’s work."
"Moore manages to be both deeply thoughtful and wickedly funny."
"The DVD itself is very well crafted and doesn't use annoying DVD "features" like long and noisy animated menus or overlong transition sequences."
"...the combination of an interesting and engaging subject and the high quality of the final product make this disc indispensable for any fans of Moore’s work."
"The interview is very in depth, the interviewer really gets into Terry's head and Terry tells all. I was completely glued through the whole interview."
"Hero Productions is producing DVDs that are provocative, thought stimulating and just plain exciting to watch. I can't wait to see what Hero Productions has up their sleeve! Hero Productions are definitely movers and shakers!"
"The DVD is very professionally done (by Hero Video Productions)"
"Paradise Found is well organized and very informative to both fans and those who wish to succeed in the comic industry. It is also inspirational, reinforcing that a career as an independent comic book creator is still possible."
"...this DVD holds quite a bit of excellent information and material."
"...the DVD gets a high rating, and I am sure we will watch it again and again."
"...the best feature on the disc, I found, was a collection of Moore's music, including songs included in the book and excerpts from his youth as a struggling musician. The most powerful piece, however is a song sung by Desha Dunnahoe."
"...PARADISE FOUND presents something other than extra features tacked onto releases of big league superhero movies. It is an intimate conversation with an artist who has captivated a section of the industry for years, and seems honestly happy to get the chance to put his work out there."
"Whether you're a fan of STRANGERS IN PARADISE, or even just interested in the creative process and how life lessons can be used to fuel ideas, you can't go wrong with PARADISE FOUND."