Watchmen Video Journal: Attention to Detail

December 5, 2008
Source: Omelete

Watchmen Video Journal: Prop Details and Easter Eggs

It's that time of the month and that means we've got the latest Watchmen video journal to share with all of you. Omelete presents the 9th of 12 behind-the-scenes video journals chronicling the development of the film. Today's video journal focuses on the props in the Watchmen universe, including Zack Snyder's insane attention to detail. This video is a spotlight on Jimmy Chow, the brilliant props designer who made neraly every weapon and everything you see in the film. It's incredible to see so many different departments working together to create one final breathtaking result. You'll definitely want to watch this one!

Watch the ninth Watchmen video journal - Attention to Detail:

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Each new video is release on the 6th of every month, so check back again on January 6th for the next Watchmen video journal in the series. Last month: Watchmen Video Journal: Girls Kick Ass.

Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The movie arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more right here at!

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awesome Zack has great attention to detail!

Darren on Dec 5, 2008


Yeah, detail's definitely part of the Watchmen experience I'm not against the hookshot/ grappling gun but... 1. The Dark Knight. 2. I think Rorschach painstakingly climbed his way to the window in the novel hahaha but hey if they have a reason to cut useless scenes, then why not

Jaf on Dec 5, 2008


yeah i totally agree with you on the #2 as long as its good idc what little things are left out. good job Zack.

ck on Dec 5, 2008


I love how Zack approaches movies. Absolutely wonderful.

Scott McHenry on Dec 5, 2008


Man, I wonder how long it took to just include all these little details into the movie, like Veidt on the cover of Forbes and all the newspapers protected by glass. Damn this going to be stunning.....

Brooke on Dec 5, 2008


His wife is hot!

Sergio on Dec 6, 2008


I love how they payed so much detail to the little things and all know the story inside out yet they change the ending, i was so exited for this film and i am a fan of zack but that is fucking retarded

Alex on Dec 6, 2008


#6: Damn straight!!!

Roy on Dec 6, 2008


I would just like to say thanks to Alex and for their great coverage. They had this up before the Watchmenmovie site did. Now that is great coverage.

Jordan on Dec 6, 2008


In making Alien and especially Blade Runner, Ridley Scott referred to a realism technique he called LAYERING, which basically refers to including as set dressing the accumulated detritus that makes a scene look real. Newspapers and magazines lying aroung, signs in store windows, trash blowing down the street, etc. I would say this is particularly important in films with urban settings. It looks like Snyder, to his credit, is striving for both realism and fidelity to the graphic novel. The visual aspect of the movie is obviously going to be spectacular. What about the many complex concepts Moore included and the narrative drive? How are these going to be reasonably attended to in a 2 +1/2 hour film? the ellipses? the nihilism? That's what I want to know more about.

zubzwank on Dec 7, 2008

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