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Join Sinbad and his merry men as they embark on a dubiously-conceived quest to foil a dubiously-conceived but probably evil plot by the evil vizier Jaffar! Sinbad Comic is a screen-cap comic based on the incredible, incomparable, and inexplicable 1989 Lou Ferrigno film, Sinbad of the Seven Seas.

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Episode 64: Legs, By Sam, 6/14/2010     [ Jump To Comments ]

Episode 64: Legs
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Comments  (6)
From: Sam
Date: Wed, 12/7/2011, 10:05:30
jj: Now you have to find the movie and check it out. The strip probably plays better when you know the movie. Glad you like it!
From: jjarman
Date: Wed, 11/30/2011, 11:55:25
OMG, I am just discovering this comic strip, it is great!
Sounds like Alina is channeling Gracie from Miss Congeniality.
I never knew Lou Ferrigno did a Sinbad (emphasis on the bad) movie. This is HIGH-larious!
From: dburn13579
Date: Wed, 6/23/2010, 10:57:32
I think her comment about perpetual french kissing is perhaps the sexiest idea I have ever heard someone come up with.

That, and, ewwww...
From: ThePhan
Date: Mon, 6/14/2010, 22:43:26
Alina. Is. Terrifying.
From: Sam
Date: Mon, 6/14/2010, 10:16:13
Some comics come about because I had an idea for them and found the pictures. Here, I found the pictures and had to come up with the idea. The only reason this comic exists is because I had some frames of Alina's legs. I thought, "Hey, Alina's legs," and wondered what to do with them. (Some of the lines would have found homes in different comics, though, if not here.)

Scots: Thanks. Actually, this wasn't a scene at all, but a collection of frames from different parts of the movie. I discovered that individual Jaffar/Alina scenes were too static -- not enough camera angles or kinds of facial expressions -- to reconstruct a dynamic scene.

In this case, the very first frame of Jaffar is from the very first shot we ever see of him, when the mother is introducing all the characters. I suspect that one shot was actually lifted from footage shot for the final confrontation, though, when Sinbad breaks into his lair and starts issuing threats.

The second close-up of Jaffar comes after Soukra has arrived, and they're standing side-by-side as they look at Alina. Jaffar starts incanting stuff and making some good expressions in the process. Great though that final shot of Jaffar is, I can't remember where it came from. Probably the end again.

The gleeful shots of Alina actually also come from the end, when she's watching Sinbad break out of Jaffar's light-beam cage. The leg shots come from the very first time we see her tied up in that thing: the camera starts at her feet and pans up her body. I already used snippets of this pan and pieced them together in Episode #51.

It's dangerous to borrow shots from later in the movie, because that means I have less to work with once I catch up to those points. But I have a general idea of where I'm going, so hopefully it'll work out.
From: The_Scotsman
Date: Mon, 6/14/2010, 07:05:48
Sam, I find it utterly amazing how you can completely turn a scene on its head and make it change into the *exact opposite* of was actually on-screen. This was the scene in which the princess was blathering on and on about how Ali was going to rescue her, yes? Classic. You, sir, are a genius.
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