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Alan Moore's Watchman : Darren Aronofsky

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Russell G, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Russell G

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    Superherohype just posted the above.

    http://www.superherohype.com/index.php?id=1776

    Sounds like it's a done deal. Seeing as Gilliam couldn't get his head around, Aronofsky might be the best person to tackle this. He's no stranger to dark stories, and his style should help shape the tone of the movie.

    It well never match the book, Gilliam quoted Alan Moore in response to being asked on how he would adapt the book into a film, Moore's respone "I wouldn't".

    We can probly forget about the Black Freighter stuff, so that they can concentrate on the super heros. CGI for Rorshachs mask?
     
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    Beyond the political nature of the ending, this is a story that was very much tied to its medium. I don't think it would work well as a movie. How are you going to do the parallel pirate storyline in a movie, for instance?
     
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    I'm sure they'll drop the pirates to concentraite on the corruption of power, and the morallity of good stuff that the super hero side deals with. Then again, if anyone can weave distinctly different story lines together, I'm thinking someone ballsy like Aronofsky can do it, granted, it would take someone just as ballsy to give him the money to do it.

    Man, it'd be cool to see the pirate stuff! (I'll take off my EC fan-addict pin now :b )
     
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    they'll drop alot of stuff and change alot of stuff. i have no problem with that as long as the movie is good. i'd imagine they'd change the

    dead alien


    thing and change it to something more realistic. they'll probably keep all the inter-character relationships and personalities (for the characters they don't drop of course)
     
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    Can they fit it all in in a 2 to 2.5 hour film? What's going to be tough about adapting this story to film is that the story plays around with the flaws of "heroic" characters and it was more about the comic medium/motifs than something easily accessible by the non-comic-reading audience. It plays around with the expectations of super-hero genre for the reader of this 12-issue maxi-series.
     
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    That was kind of my point. It's not just that the story used stylistic conventions that don't work outside comics: It's about comics. The movie medium isnt and never will be intertwined with super-heoes the way comics are. The whole story pre-supposes a great deal of familiariaty with super-hero conventions that I don't think movie audiences have. I may be pleasantly surprised, but I don't see how this could work as a movie.
     

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