Monday, January 29, 2007

Tank Girl (1995)

British comic character Tank Girl originally appeared in the UK comic book, Deadline.
Tank Girl was drawn by Jamie Hewlett, and written by Alan Martin, with later writing by Peter Milligan.

Tank Girl (1995)

Tank Girl drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a secret organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw; later strips were deeply disorganized, chaotic and frequently psychedelic.
The strip was initially set in a stylized post-apocalyptic Australia (indeed, Hewlett and Martin have described her as "Mad Max designed by Vivienne Westwood"), although it drew heavily from contemporary British pop culture.
Real-life celebrities were commonly used (usually B list, from Britpop bands and UK children's TV, although on one occasion Tank Girl did headbutt Princess Diana and steal her tiara).

Tank Girl was also the subject of a 1995 film directed by Rachel Talalay and starring Lori Petty as Rebecca Buck, aka Tank Girl.
Unlike the strip's non-linear, stream of consciousness, absurdist cut-and-paste sort of structure, the film has a standard timeline.
The plot revolves around the fact that Tank Girl and her rebel group are attacked by Water and Power, a powerful force that controls the remaining water on a dystopian Earth.
A young girl named Sam (Tank Girl's boyfriend's daughter) is abducted and the story revolves around Tank Girl's quest to save her and seek vengeance against those who killed her crew with the help of Jet Girl (Naomi Watts), Sub Girl (Ann Cusack), the rippers and Booga (Jeff Kober), who has a noticeably different personality.

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