MAUS: The comics that won the Pulitzer Prize | Excerpt from "The Art Of Spiegelman"
"MAUS is a comic about a father and son, trying to understand each other." At the core of Art Spiegelman's most famous work were countless hours spent talking with his father, who told him the story of his survival. Oddly enough, this was the only time the two spent together without arguing. Subscribe to wocomoCULTURE: https://goo.gl/VITuUtFollow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wocomoThese conversations were followed by extensive research, both through books and through visits to the places in Poland where the scenes later depicted in the comic actually took place. At the time, in the seventies, sources for research were sparse. The "Holokitsch," as Spiegelman calls it, did not yet exist in Hollywood. For Art Spiegelman, it is one of his greatest achievements that MAUS was never made into a film, although Steven Spielberg showed interest even before it was first published. He struggled with the success of the comic and created a kind of "Alter Ego", the "Spiegelmonster", to cope with the media interest.This is an excerpt from the documentary "The Art Of Spiegelman". Click here to watch it in full length: https://youtu.be/H1MS9z6_9SoDirected by Clara Kuperberg, Joëlle OosterlinckProduced by Wichita FilmsLicensed by Poorhouse International