22 Oct '11, 10pm

Spielberg brings Tintin home Hollywood-style

Spielberg brings Tintin home Hollywood-style

BRUSSELS: Belgium rolled out the red carpet for Tintin, its most celebrated son, as Steven Spielberg offered a Hollywood-style premiere of his blockbuster-to-be to enthusiastic crowds in the comic book hero's home city. "It is a great honour for us to bring Tintin home," Spielberg told a news conference. "It was important to me. Brussels is his birthplace. Tintin is coming back." Fans swamped the city centre as airborne acrobats danced dangling from wires across giant scenes from the Tintin albums, and a parade of vintage cars, as portrayed by author Herge in albums set in the 1940s, cranked into town. Posters of the intrepid boy reporter with the quiff and funny pants plastered the city, and Alain Chantrenne, owner of a polished 1949 Buick, said "it's wonderful to see an American interested in a hero from Belgium." Co-produced by "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson...

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