Who Directs the Director?

Meanwhile on the ambivalance front there’s yet another name attached to the movie of Alan Moore’s OTHER superlative graphic novel, Watchmen.

This obsessively intricate tale of cold war paranoia, and deconstructed superheroes (not to mention metaphorical pirates) is yet another one of the finest graphic novels ever created. Why do I feel all the complexity and subtext will fly out of the window in a movie version – which in any case lacks the appropriate context to deconstruct superheroes, since they normally look so ridiculous on the big screen to begin with. When Terry Gilliam was attached I at least had some hopes, although I’m not sure Gilliam’s sensibility really suits the comic.

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