Final Watchmen Video Journal: Societal Parallels
Although I know that Watchmen is out in theaters today, it would be wrong of me not to finish this series that began a year ago. It's that time of the month and that means we've got the very last Watchmen video journal to share with all of you. MSN presents the very last behind-the-scenes video journal chronicling the development of the film. Today's video journal focuses on the various parallels between the graphic novel and our own society today, and even how, as described by Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman, it reads with the exact same devastating effect today as it did back when it was first published in 1986.
Watch the twelfth Watchmen video journal - Parallels:
For those looking to revisit any of the old Watchmen video journals, here is the complete list:
#1 - Sets and Sensibility #2 - Costumes #3 - Flaming Man Stunt
#4 - Artist Dave Gibbons #5 - Inside The Owlship #6 - The Look of Watchmen
#7 - Blue Monday #8 - Girls Kick Ass #9 - Attention to Detail
#10 - The Minutemen #11 - Rorschach's Mask
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and is written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The film is an adaptation of Alan Moore's highly acclaimed award winning graphic novel of the same name. Watchmen officially arrives in theaters on March 6th.
One thing that cannot be accomplished in film is the remarkable resonances btw. the greats of English Literature - William BLAKE, T.S Elliot, one could argue Dr. Manhattan's dialogue treats time in a Joyce-ian manner. Nonetheless, so many layers lie below the surface of this that I'm convinced Alan Moore wove some black magic throughout it, and as a result he's getting the Godsmack of not being attached to one of the largest successes of his career!
Django on Mar 6, 2009
Alan Moore is a tool. A creative and a incredibly smart tool.
Jun on Mar 6, 2009
wtf was with my chemical romance.. Another good journal, though.
Daniel Mace on Mar 6, 2009
The guy from My Chemical Romance writes comics himself. The layers in this are great, but I hope the movie gives Nixon and other leaders just a bit of the benefit of the doubt and don't paint him as totally evil, because that's not how Moore did it, and when they made V for Vendetta about Bush instead of real fascism, they hurt the film.
scm1000 on Mar 6, 2009
I still think the ending was too rushed in the movie. I'm waiting on the super extended version
Dan W on Mar 7, 2009
"Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman" Any relation to Tom Cruise' character in Tropic Thunder 'Les Grossman' ?
dennis on Mar 9, 2009
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